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Larry Craig and Mitt Romney (Not together…Just Comments)

December 3, 2007

I mean it really wouldn’t surprise me if they were together in the past. What with Craig’s history being revealed and Romney’s confusing views on gay equality.

Why doesn’t Larry (“I am not gay. I never have been gay”) Craig just be honest with himself and the rest of America. Well I know why. When you are that deep in the closet it is hard to see that being honest will in the long run make your life so much easier, so much more peaceful.

Eight more men have come forward who were targeted by Craig for sex or actually had sexual encounters with him, according a report in The Idaho Statesman .

Included is Mike Jones, the former male prostitute who outed Rev. Ted Haggard. Mike gets around, doesn’t he?

You know, it really doesn’t matter who is having sex with who. It is the hypocrisy that is is doing Larry Craig in. His high profile anti-gay record and votes in the Senate don’t play well when he’s out there …well, read the report above and you will know exactly what he did and can even see how he felt guilty with himself, becoming agitated after at least one encounter.

And then there is Mitt Romney. There was a debate question last week about “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and Romney really made a fool of himself flip flopping on that answer. Here is Anderson Cooper asking Romney a question (later removed from the CNN re-broadcasts).

COOPER: [Former Massachusetts] Governor [Mitt] Romney, you said in 1994 that you looked forward to the day when gays and lesbians could serve, and I quote, “openly and honestly in our nation’s military.” Do you stand by that?

ROMNEY: This isn’t that time. This is not that time. We’re in the middle of a war. The people who have watched —

COOPER: Do you look forward to that time, though, one day?

ROMNEY: I’m going to listen to the people who run the military to see what the circumstances are like, and my view is that, at this stage, this is not the time for us to make that kind of a change.

COOPER: Is that a change in your position from —

ROMNEY: Yeah, I didn’t think it would work. I didn’t think “don’t ask, don’t tell” would work. That was my — I didn’t think that would work. I thought that was a policy — when I heard about it, I laughed. I said, “That doesn’t make any sense to me.” And you know what? It’s been there now for, what, 15 years? It seems to have worked.

COOPER: So, just so I’m clear, at this point, do you still look forward to a day when gays can serve openly in the military or no longer?

ROMNEY: I look forward to hearing from the military exactly what they believe is the right way to have the right kind of cohesion and support in our troops, and I’ll listen to what they have to say.

How can you go from “looking forward” to the day when gays and lesbians can serve to believing equality is not important enough to think about changing the policy because we are in a war. Oh, I know. Because then you can say that the day will never come because we are in a war (on terror) that can never end?

And the policy “works?” When over 12,000 men and women have been expelled from the military solely because they are gay? Yet it’s OK to be in gay and be in the military…until you reveal you are gay. Or, as Larry Craig might say (because of his experience there) “as long as you stay in the closet.” (Not that he said that, but it is the way he is thinking).

Here is a picture by chip py the photo guy along with others. The 12,000 flags were placed there, as I said the other day, in homor of the 12,000 service men and women who have been discharged because of their sexuality.

Mitt Romney … discovering that if you run too fast in flip flops you will trip!

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>Larry Craig and Mitt Romney (Not together…Just Comments)

December 3, 2007

>I mean it really wouldn’t surprise me if they were together in the past. What with Craig’s history being revealed and Romney’s confusing views on gay equality.

Why doesn’t Larry (“I am not gay. I never have been gay”) Craig just be honest with himself and the rest of America. Well I know why. When you are that deep in the closet it is hard to see that being honest will in the long run make your life so much easier, so much more peaceful.

Eight more men have come forward who were targeted by Craig for sex or actually had sexual encounters with him, according a report in The Idaho Statesman .

Included is Mike Jones, the former male prostitute who outed Rev. Ted Haggard. Mike gets around, doesn’t he?

You know, it really doesn’t matter who is having sex with who. It is the hypocrisy that is is doing Larry Craig in. His high profile anti-gay record and votes in the Senate don’t play well when he’s out there …well, read the report above and you will know exactly what he did and can even see how he felt guilty with himself, becoming agitated after at least one encounter.

And then there is Mitt Romney. There was a debate question last week about “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and Romney really made a fool of himself flip flopping on that answer. Here is Anderson Cooper asking Romney a question (later removed from the CNN re-broadcasts).

COOPER: [Former Massachusetts] Governor [Mitt] Romney, you said in 1994 that you looked forward to the day when gays and lesbians could serve, and I quote, “openly and honestly in our nation’s military.” Do you stand by that?

ROMNEY: This isn’t that time. This is not that time. We’re in the middle of a war. The people who have watched —

COOPER: Do you look forward to that time, though, one day?

ROMNEY: I’m going to listen to the people who run the military to see what the circumstances are like, and my view is that, at this stage, this is not the time for us to make that kind of a change.

COOPER: Is that a change in your position from —

ROMNEY: Yeah, I didn’t think it would work. I didn’t think “don’t ask, don’t tell” would work. That was my — I didn’t think that would work. I thought that was a policy — when I heard about it, I laughed. I said, “That doesn’t make any sense to me.” And you know what? It’s been there now for, what, 15 years? It seems to have worked.

COOPER: So, just so I’m clear, at this point, do you still look forward to a day when gays can serve openly in the military or no longer?

ROMNEY: I look forward to hearing from the military exactly what they believe is the right way to have the right kind of cohesion and support in our troops, and I’ll listen to what they have to say.

How can you go from “looking forward” to the day when gays and lesbians can serve to believing equality is not important enough to think about changing the policy because we are in a war. Oh, I know. Because then you can say that the day will never come because we are in a war (on terror) that can never end?

And the policy “works?” When over 12,000 men and women have been expelled from the military solely because they are gay? Yet it’s OK to be in gay and be in the military…until you reveal you are gay. Or, as Larry Craig might say (because of his experience there) “as long as you stay in the closet.” (Not that he said that, but it is the way he is thinking).

Here is a picture by chip py the photo guy along with others. The 12,000 flags were placed there, as I said the other day, in homor of the 12,000 service men and women who have been discharged because of their sexuality.

Mitt Romney … discovering that if you run too fast in flip flops you will trip!

Another Craig Flip Flop, McGreevy Weighs In

September 5, 2007

MSNBC‘s tag line this morning about Sen. Larry Craig is “Is he or isn’t he?”

They aren’t referring to his sexuality, rather his most recent flip flop, this time it’s his announced resignation from the senate. He’s reconsidering.

I’m glad I don’t live in Idaho. This gives new meaning to the idea of poor leadership skills. I mean, do you really want a senator who can’t make a decision and stick by it. Gonna resign…not gonna resign. Plead guilty…reverse the plea… Give the signals…deny giving the signals. Gay for play…not gay, never been gay.

But one thing is certain. Fighting the guilty plea and reversing his decision to resign from the senate keeps the story in the headlines, possible for weeks…at least until the end of the month…his resignation date. And that can do nothing but help the democrats. They don’t have to do a thing (something the democrats often do and which sometimes shows them at their best…or their worst). Just sit back and watch a man who is in a hole grab a shovel and continue digging.

Jim McGreevy, the former New Jersey governor, who is hardly the poster boy for gay personal integrity, but whose story is valuable in exposing the dangers of being “forced” (by society and one’s own insecurities) into the closet, had this to say in the Birmingham News (really the Washington Post) today Here .

McGreevy’s points are well taken. When the church rejects you, when society rejects you, when medical literature rejects you (as it did back then), and when your peers reject you, you lead two separate lives: your open daily life and your closeted life which you indulge only in dark secret places. He says you do this by splitting in two, rescuing part of your self and walking away from the other part. Yet the other part doesn’t cease to exist.

McGreevy understands where Larry Craig is right now. There is no doubt Craig’s political career is over, but he will forever have the conflict that McGreevy describes if he does not come to terms with his sexuality. This conflict is manifesting itself in the poor decision making he has exhibited over the past two months.

Like McGreevy, I hope that America continues to move toward recognizing the “worth and dignity of every individual”, and that ours is the “last generation that is required to choose between affairs of the heart and elected office.” Or any other career, I might add.

>Another Craig Flip Flop, McGreevy Weighs In

September 5, 2007

>MSNBC‘s tag line this morning about Sen. Larry Craig is “Is he or isn’t he?”

They aren’t referring to his sexuality, rather his most recent flip flop, this time it’s his announced resignation from the senate. He’s reconsidering.

I’m glad I don’t live in Idaho. This gives new meaning to the idea of poor leadership skills. I mean, do you really want a senator who can’t make a decision and stick by it. Gonna resign…not gonna resign. Plead guilty…reverse the plea… Give the signals…deny giving the signals. Gay for play…not gay, never been gay.

But one thing is certain. Fighting the guilty plea and reversing his decision to resign from the senate keeps the story in the headlines, possible for weeks…at least until the end of the month…his resignation date. And that can do nothing but help the democrats. They don’t have to do a thing (something the democrats often do and which sometimes shows them at their best…or their worst). Just sit back and watch a man who is in a hole grab a shovel and continue digging.

Jim McGreevy, the former New Jersey governor, who is hardly the poster boy for gay personal integrity, but whose story is valuable in exposing the dangers of being “forced” (by society and one’s own insecurities) into the closet, had this to say in the Birmingham News (really the Washington Post) today Here .

McGreevy’s points are well taken. When the church rejects you, when society rejects you, when medical literature rejects you (as it did back then), and when your peers reject you, you lead two separate lives: your open daily life and your closeted life which you indulge only in dark secret places. He says you do this by splitting in two, rescuing part of your self and walking away from the other part. Yet the other part doesn’t cease to exist.

McGreevy understands where Larry Craig is right now. There is no doubt Craig’s political career is over, but he will forever have the conflict that McGreevy describes if he does not come to terms with his sexuality. This conflict is manifesting itself in the poor decision making he has exhibited over the past two months.

Like McGreevy, I hope that America continues to move toward recognizing the “worth and dignity of every individual”, and that ours is the “last generation that is required to choose between affairs of the heart and elected office.” Or any other career, I might add.

Carol Duncan and Larry Craig

August 29, 2007

The both have the honor of Quote of the Day.

Quote of the day…local:

Birmingham City Council person Carol Duncan and Mayor Bernard Kincaid got into it yesterday at the council meeting. She had planted one of his campaign signs in the chimney of a burned out house to bring attention to the lack of action in clearing the lot. She called the mayor a liar. But the quote worth repeating is “I could have had a rat gnaw it (the abandoned house) apart by now.”

Carol we feel your pain. Although we recently celebrated the demolition of the building on 19th street (Video ),it took years to get it done. And we look forward to the Jones Carpet building in Jonesboro suffering the same fate. Soon. But, during the time we waited, chunks of the 19th Street building did fall in. Rats? Maybe they were working on it.

Quote of the day…national:

has to go to Senator Larry Craig (Republican – Idaho) who entered a guilty plea (usually indicating guilt) regarding his attempted hook up in the men’s room of a Minnesota airport. “I am not gay and never have been gay.” What is worth remembering, however is the most likely quote from his thoughts following that statement. “I am not gay and have never been gay. I just like d**k.

I mean really Senator. Here is what I think happened. When the incident occured, he had a flash of brilliance and integrity, and decided to be honest with himself and those around him, admit to what he did and come out of the closet. Thus the guilty plea. Then republicanism took over, and he realized that out republicans don’t stand a chance (notwithstanding Jim Kolbe) and that the republican way of lying and deceitfulness was more honorable (in his mind) than being honest about himself.

Just my take on the whole thing.

There is lots to read in the Idaho Statesman. Of course, this is not the first time for him.

Here is what I want to know. As far as I know, it is perfectly legal to go into a bar or club, and cruise for sex, whether gay or straight, and approach someone and strike up a conversation and leave together and do it. You can do the same thing at Books-A-Million (I only know about this from hearsay) or Brunos (at Wildwood) or at your church covered dish supper. Or on Planet Out, myspace, facebook, aol, yahoo, etc. But if you are in a rest room or at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge you get arrested. I mean, I understand arrest if you are actually publicly engaged in the act, but Craig wasn’t actually exposing himself or anything(yet)…what is wrong with indicating that you want to have sex with someone…for all we know he would have asked the man to go to a room or something. Granted, indicating that in a men’s room might get you knocked in the head or something, but I still don’t see what should be illegal about it.

>Carol Duncan and Larry Craig

August 29, 2007

>The both have the honor of Quote of the Day.

Quote of the day…local:

Birmingham City Council person Carol Duncan and Mayor Bernard Kincaid got into it yesterday at the council meeting. She had planted one of his campaign signs in the chimney of a burned out house to bring attention to the lack of action in clearing the lot. She called the mayor a liar. But the quote worth repeating is “I could have had a rat gnaw it (the abandoned house) apart by now.”

Carol we feel your pain. Although we recently celebrated the demolition of the building on 19th street (Video ),it took years to get it done. And we look forward to the Jones Carpet building in Jonesboro suffering the same fate. Soon. But, during the time we waited, chunks of the 19th Street building did fall in. Rats? Maybe they were working on it.

Quote of the day…national:

has to go to Senator Larry Craig (Republican – Idaho) who entered a guilty plea (usually indicating guilt) regarding his attempted hook up in the men’s room of a Minnesota airport. “I am not gay and never have been gay.” What is worth remembering, however is the most likely quote from his thoughts following that statement. “I am not gay and have never been gay. I just like d**k.

I mean really Senator. Here is what I think happened. When the incident occured, he had a flash of brilliance and integrity, and decided to be honest with himself and those around him, admit to what he did and come out of the closet. Thus the guilty plea. Then republicanism took over, and he realized that out republicans don’t stand a chance (notwithstanding Jim Kolbe) and that the republican way of lying and deceitfulness was more honorable (in his mind) than being honest about himself.

Just my take on the whole thing.

There is lots to read in the Idaho Statesman. Of course, this is not the first time for him.

Here is what I want to know. As far as I know, it is perfectly legal to go into a bar or club, and cruise for sex, whether gay or straight, and approach someone and strike up a conversation and leave together and do it. You can do the same thing at Books-A-Million (I only know about this from hearsay) or Brunos (at Wildwood) or at your church covered dish supper. Or on Planet Out, myspace, facebook, aol, yahoo, etc. But if you are in a rest room or at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge you get arrested. I mean, I understand arrest if you are actually publicly engaged in the act, but Craig wasn’t actually exposing himself or anything(yet)…what is wrong with indicating that you want to have sex with someone…for all we know he would have asked the man to go to a room or something. Granted, indicating that in a men’s room might get you knocked in the head or something, but I still don’t see what should be illegal about it.