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Oxfam: World’s Largest Food Companies Creating Legacy of Destruction-A crowd of about 200 volunteer performers staged a flash mob in Times Square to protest gun violence and call for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the Newtown.-Trekkies put their stamp on Pluto moon naming contest-Who should pay to defend Larry Craig’s bathroom antics?-Allman Brothers guitarist Dan Toler dies at 64-Have You Noticed?-125,000 doses of lethal cyanide leak in Japanese spill-Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Challenging Warrantless SurveillanceOxfam: World’s Largest Food Companies Creating Legacy of Destruction-A crowd of... more
Explain why you don’t wear a flag pin on your pajamas, or that the 10 Commandments and the Bill of Rights are entirely separate documents, or why you believe Barack Obama is an American citizen to a rabid conservative and they’re likely to ask, “Why do you hate America?”
My question for them is, “Why do you hate sex?”Explain why you don’t wear a flag pin on your pajamas, or that the 10... more
Anthony Weiner was stupid. He displayed the critical thinking skills of your average tree stump. Tony embarrassed himself, his wife, and Congress – at least to the extent you can embarrass a den of thieves and charlatans. But then, the millions that dingle their dangly bits in front of any convenient cell phone camera are stupid too.Anthony Weiner was stupid. He displayed the critical thinking skills of your average... more
They groped. They skirt-chased. They lusted in their hearts. And now they will live in infamy
Whether politicians cheat is hardly even a question. Why politicians cheat is a question that will never have a satisfactory answer. But which politicians have had the most spectacular, messiest, craziest affairs? That we can get to the bottom of. Philandering is as old as marriage itself, but the twenty-five instances listed here all have some variation on the theme that makes them notable even in the perpetually randy confines of the Beltway. Obviously the list is not exhaustive; as long as there are politicians, it'll never be complete.
http://www.gq.com/news-politics/politics/201006/the-twenty-five-greatest-philanderers-in-american-political-history#introThey groped. They skirt-chased. They lusted in their hearts. And now they will live in... more
Wanna be in politics but are afraid you may have some gayness? Just use The "Straight" Politician's Guide to Managing Your Gay Crisis!
That's Gay is a recurring segment on the weekly television show infoMania. In each episode of That's Gay, Bryan Safi explores gay issues and stereotypes as they are portrayed by the clueless media. For more Bryan visit http://current.com/groups/thats-gay/ and Current TV.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.Wanna be in politics but are afraid you may have some gayness? Just use The... more
"Don't expect me to watch SploogeBob SquarePants." Richmond Virginia stand-up comedian discusses X-rated parodies, Halloween, Scientology, Dick Cheney, Larry Craig, social media, religion and the Cyrus clan at Café Diem's Comedy Night November 2, 2009. MC is Kenny Wingle."Don't expect me to watch SploogeBob SquarePants." Richmond Virginia... more
"Dick Cheney is going out on Halloween night dressed as the Ghost of Torture Past." Richmond, Virginia stand-up comedian Chris Martin discusses David Letterman, the Obama's Portuguese Water Boarding dog, Mel Gibson, Jon Goselin, Michael Moore, Sarah Palin, Teddy Kennedy, Balloon Boy, Meghan McCain, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Lisa Lampanelli and Artie Lange at Paradox Comedy's Halloween show October 29, 2009. He's introduced by Jesse Wiley and Thomas George of the Paradox Comedy improv group."Dick Cheney is going out on Halloween night dressed as the Ghost of Torture... more
Author Paul Slansky provides a guided tour of the torrid realm of public life. Politics and sex, elected officials getting caught with their pants down, makes for interesting reading in The Little Quiz Book of Big Political Sex Scandals.Author Paul Slansky provides a guided tour of the torrid realm of public life.... more
Really, we've just got to do something about banning gay marriage. Before you know it, they'll legalize marrying livestock in San Francisco and other Gemorrahs; where will that leave heterosexual men from our rural areas who might be looking for a good time on a Saturday night?
Outrageous? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Outrage, a documentary that might just as easily have been called Hypocrisy, is about closeted gay members of Congress (and in some cases their staffs) who not only live double lives, but actively promote anti-gay agendas.Really, we've just got to do something about banning gay marriage. Before you... more
The BBC said Sunday that the satellites it uses to broadcast in Persian were being jammed from Iran, disrupting its reports on the hotly-disputed presidential election.
The corporation said television and radio services had been affected from 1245 GMT Friday onwards by "heavy electronic jamming" which had become "progressively worse".
Satellite technicians had traced the interference to Iran, it said.
The satellites its uses in the Middle East to broadcast BBC Persian television to Iran were being affected, meaning that audiences in Iran, the Middle East and Europe would likely experience disruption.
BBC Arabic television and other language services had also experienced transmission problems, the corporation said.
"Any attempt to block BBC Persian television is wrong and against international treaties on satellite communication. Whoever is attempting the blocking should stop it now," said BBC World Service director Peter Horrocks.
"It seems to be part of a pattern of behaviour by the Iranian authorities to limit the reporting of the aftermath of the disputed election.
"In Tehran, (BBC world affairs editor) John Simpson and his cameraman were briefly arrested after they had filmed material for a piece," he added.
Iranian authorities on Sunday shut down the office of Arab news channel Al-Arabiya in Tehran for a week in the wake of the disputed election win by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the channel said.
BBC Persian, launched in 1940, is one of the corporation's oldest non-English language services.The BBC said Sunday that the satellites it uses to broadcast in Persian were being... more
The Court of Appeals: Sen. Larry Craig can't take back his plea. The Senator was nabbed in a sex sting in a restroom at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The right to privacy and to be left alone is "very strong" in a public restroom stall, the state Court of Appeals said Tuesday in rejecting U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's attempt to withdraw his 2007 guilty plea to disorderly conduct in an airport men's bathroom sex sting.
In a statement, Craig said he is innocent, disappointed and is considering an appeal.
A three-judge panel of the court issued a crisply worded opinion denying the senator's attempt to withdraw his mail-in plea. The decision allowed a ruling from Hennepin County District Court Judge Charles Porter to stand. Porter rejected Craig's attempt to rescind the plea he sent to District Court Judge Gary Larson.
Craig was arrested in June 2007 by undercover police Sgt. Dave Karsnia in a sting operation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Karsnia, who was in a stall, said Craig peered in for more than two minutes from 3 feet away -- so close, Karsnia said, that the officer could see the senator's blue eyes. Prosecutors described Craig as peering into the stall with a "prehensile stare."
When the next stall opened, Craig went in and then tapped his foot and waved his hand under the stall, behavior indicative of an interest in a sexual encounter, the complaint said.
Once his conviction became public, the senator tried to rescind his plea. He did not seek reelection last fall in large part because of the fallout from the arrest and published reports raising questions about his sex life.
The court dismissed Craig's arguments that the disorderly conduct statute was too broad and that the mail-in plea was insufficient to sustain a conviction.
Craig said he disagrees with its findings. "I maintain my innocence, and currently my attorneys and I are reviewing the decision and looking into the possibility of appealing," he said in a statement on his Senate website.The Court of Appeals: Sen. Larry Craig can't take back his plea. The Senator was... more
"Idaho Sen. Larry Craig lost his latest attempt to withdraw his guilty plea in a Minneapolis airport bathroom sex sting case, but said he’s considering another appeal.""Idaho Sen. Larry Craig lost his latest attempt to withdraw his guilty plea in a... more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Larry Craig (R-Idaho) have introduced legislation that would make it legal for elected officials to accept bribes and solicit gay prostitutes in public facilities. [more]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Larry Craig (R-Idaho)... more
Trace gets the ol' foot tap in the men's room at the Minneapolis airport.
Trace Crutchfield, gonzo purist and world traveler, is infamous for reporting from exotic locations such as the Favelas of Sao Paolo to the shoe closet of Imelda Marcos for VBS, Superdeluxe and MTV. His latest stop: VC2 producer and Current correspondent at the DNC. Trace gets the ol' foot tap in the men's room at the Minneapolis airport.... more
Some Democratic campaign buttons made for distribution in Idaho show an unlikely pair: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Larry Craig.
But don't expect the staunch Republican to throw his support behind Obama or for the presidential candidate to ask Craig to change his mind and run for Senate again. Apparently the button manufacturer picked a picture of the wrong Idaho Larry.
The 3-inch button by Tigereye Design was intended to show Obama beside Larry LaRocco, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.
Craig is not seeking re-election following his arrest in a Minnesota airport restroom sex sting.Some Democratic campaign buttons made for distribution in Idaho show an unlikely pair:... more
A Conservative councillor in Harrow has appeared in court charged with engaging in sexual activity in a public lavatory.
Robert Benson did not enter a plea at Harrow Magistrates' Court last week. He has been suspended from the party but remains a councillor. Council leader David Ashton told the Harrow Observer:
"Firstly, this is a matter for the courts. Secondly, as Conservative group leader, I have suspended Councillor Benson from the group.
"If somebody is charged with a criminal offence, they are suspended as part of our standard procedure."
Mr Benson, 41, is accused of giving oral sex to another man in a public toilet in south Harrow on June 25th. He was arrested and bailed until July 8th, when he was charged. A 56-year-old from Essex man was issued with a caution. Mr Benson's case will be heard on 30th July at Wimbledon Magistrates Court.
Oops! Methinks the Tories doth protest about homosexuality too much...? http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2003/jun/09/immigrationpolicy.ukcrime
A Conservative councillor in Harrow has appeared in court charged with engaging in... more
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer finally announced his resignation, with a short, vague statement and taking no questions. Of course, his evasive vagueness about sexual misconduct follows a long tradition of creative confessions of sexual trysts, including those made by Bill Clinton, Larry Craig, Ted Haggard and Kobe Bryant.
Photographs and videos are included.New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer finally announced his resignation, with a short, vague... more
Minneapolis police set up a sting in an airport bathroom last summer, to catch men interested in sneaking a quickey with another dude while passing through the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. A cop set up shop in a bathroom stall and tapped his foot while another man was in the stall next to him. Apparently this is a bathroom sex signal. Those that responded were arrested. Senator Larry Craig (R) Idaho, was caught in the sting. Craig plead guilty because he thought it would be the best way to stay in the closet and avoid press about his sexual orientation and his hot bathroom sex life. Craig tried to get a judge to overturn his guilty plea once the press caught wind of his hope for a toilette tryst. Another man, thirty-nine-year-old Vince Tuzon plead not guilty and was acquitted because the police officer tapped his foot first. Essentially he claimed he was entrapped by the sting.
Why is the Minneapolis airport authority so concerned with a little bathroom who-ha? Travel is stressful. People get stranded for hours, sometimes days. If Minneapolis has a hot bathroom sex scene, why not promote it? I know a lot of people who would fly Northwest Airlines more often if they could get a little action in the Minneapolis on their way to their heterosexually oppressive business meetings. In fact, they should just add a bathhouse, charge a towel fee and call it done. Worst of all, though, this sting wreaks with homophobia, doesn't it? They're not trying to pick up women in the bathroom. Heterosexuals will never get caught in this kind of scenario, unless they put a hooker in the airport that tries to pick up johns. What do you guys think of this mess? Minneapolis police set up a sting in an airport bathroom last summer, to catch men... more