By Manifesto Joe
Here's the latest on the party of "family values." That is, if your family consists of 50-year-old right-wing skanks who love to be flogged by dominatrixes while wearing diapers.
This is from McClatchy Newspapers:
WASHINGTON — Under fire from both right and left, the Republican National Committee is investigating how and why it spent nearly $2,000 for "meals" at a bondage-themed strip club in West Hollywood featuring topless dancers simulating lesbian sex.
The party confirmed Monday that it reimbursed a California consultant for $1,946 spent at Voyeur, a high-end bar/lounge that's described on one Web site as "classic slutty" where "you might not be completely shocked at the almost naked women writhing on each other, but you will undoubtedly be in awe."
Here's the whole story, if I get the link html right this time.
And here's yet another link.
GOP: Dancing With the Whores?
My wife, morally a very conventional person, has opined in irreverent moments that there's nothing wrong with these right-wing pickle butts that a couple of weeks with a good whore wouldn't cure. I suspect that recent revelations have proved her theory wrong. I think such experience has long been there, and it hasn't yielded good results yet.
According to jezebel.com, Republicans and nerds (am I being redundant?) make the best customers for those practicing the oldest profession. Here's a link there.
On the Question of David Vitter
Mr. Vitter is a U.S. senator from Louisiana who is running for re-election in 2010. According to his Wikipedia bio:
In early July 2007, Vitter's phone number was included in a published list of phone records of Pamela Martin and Associates, a company owned and run by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, also known as the "D.C. Madam", convicted by the U.S. government for running a prostitution service. Hustler identified the phone number and contacted Vitter's office to ask about his connection to Palfrey. The following day, Vitter issued a written statement:
“ This was a very serious sin in my past for which I am, of course, completely responsible. Several years ago, I asked for and received forgiveness from God and my wife in confession and marriage counseling. Out of respect for my family, I will keep my discussion of the matter there — with God and them. But I certainly offer my deep and sincere apologies to all I have disappointed and let down in any way. ”
The statement containing Vitter's apology said his telephone number was included in phone records dating from his days as a member of the House of Representatives. Phone records show that Vitter's number was called by Palfrey's service five times, the first on October 12, 1999, and the last on February 27, 2001. Two calls were placed while House roll call votes were in progress.
On July 16, 2007, after a week of self-imposed seclusion, Vitter emerged and called a news conference. Standing next to his wife, Vitter asked the public for forgiveness. Following Vitter's remarks, Wendy Vitter, his wife, spoke. Both refused to answer any questions.
As background, several news outlets reported that in May 1999, Vitter replaced Congressman Bob Livingston after Livingston resigned due to an adultery scandal. Vitter said about Livingston's decision to resign, "It's obviously a tremendous loss for the state. I think Livingston's stepping down makes a very powerful argument that Clinton should resign as well and move beyond this mess", referring to Bill Clinton's Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Oh, and by the way, Vitter has also been named as a client of New Orleans prostitutes when he was home. He reportedly liked for the hookers to make him wear diapers.
Damn, all this kinky shit makes me feel so straight-laced. I thought it was liberal Democrats who were supposed to be sleazy!
That leads me to a thought I've had a few times: Repression only represses; it doesn't eliminate the thought. I think right-wingers often grow up in homes that repress sexuality, and we're merely seeing what tends to emerge from that milieu when the people decide to "act out."
So, the next time you hear somebody call Obama a socialist, don't just think in terms of ideological foolishness. But -- it probably wouldn't be wise, either, to ask this Republican what color of silk panties he's wearing.
Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.