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(Washington Post)   Gubernatorial candidate Robert McDonnell wants you to know that his statement that "certain homosexual conduct" could disqualify a person from being a judge has nothing to do with his current campaign. Really   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2009-09-09 09:39:59 AM  
When did the Republican party get taken over by a bunch of bible thumping, gay fearing, mouth breathing dullards? And how the hell did this guy get picked as a candidate for governor?
 
2009-09-09 09:59:20 AM  
Yes, certain illegal conduct. Whether you are hetero or homosexual. Damn him for citing law (stupid as it may be), what?, he only went on to be elected Attorney General.

McDonnell said he joined the majority in voting Askew off the bench for several reasons: The City of Hampton, where she had established a drug court and where her accuser worked, had settled the harassment claim for $64,000. A Virginia Employment Commission hearing officer found that the accuser, Brenda Collins, was forced to resign her job in part because of retaliation. And in surveys, local lawyers had expressed dissatisfaction with Askew's courtroom performance.

McDonnell was credited by Republicans and Democrats in the Virginia General Assembly at the time for making sure witnesses supporting Askew were present at the hearing.


Non-issue. Deeds is choosing to go negative. Let's see how that works out for him.
 
2009-09-09 10:09:51 AM  

lunchinlewis: Yes, certain illegal conduct. Whether you are hetero or homosexual. Damn him for citing law (stupid as it may be), what?, he only went on to be elected Attorney General.


I think the problem lies in the coupling of this little nugget with the brain fart that he turned in for his thesis.
 
2009-09-09 10:16:46 AM  
lunchinlewis
Yes, certain illegal conduct. Whether you are hetero or homosexual. Damn him for citing law (stupid as it may be), what?, he only went on to be elected Attorney General.


Do you really know which law he was citing?

TFA: McDonnell indicated that Askew's sexual conduct was relevant, telling one newspaper that "certain homosexual conduct" could disqualify a person from being a judge because it violates the state's crimes against nature law.

Crimes against nature law, which is...

TFA: The statute, among other things, prohibits oral or anal sexual contact, regardless of the sex of the participants.

The guy was claiming that if a judge went oral, it could disqualify him/her from the bench. And your argument is, "the law is the law!" Really? That's what you want to hang your argument on? One of the most idiotic, and most commonly violated, laws on the books in some states?

Expressing any sort of support for such a stupid law as recently as '03 is relevant. Keep the government out of people's bedrooms.
 
2009-09-09 10:18:30 AM  
His statements were made in January of 2003, Lawrence v. Texas wasn't decided until July. So at the time he spoke he was legally correct.
 
2009-09-09 10:21:11 AM  

MBFGeek: I think the problem lies in the coupling of this little nugget with the brain fart that he turned in for his thesis.


That resonated for about 10 days. Then they decided to reach a little farther for this item. These things are not secrets in this day and age. The man has won statewide elected office before and his opponents didn't see the need to go this route.

Deeds is polling pretty poorly still, and he will likely fail to retain the seat for his party, held by the current DNC chairman. It will be an interesting sprint to the finish.
 
2009-09-09 10:22:30 AM  

patrick767: Do you really know which law he was citing?


Sure do.
 
2009-09-09 10:35:13 AM  
lunchinlewis
Sure do.


And you're fine with him suggesting that a judge having oral/anal could disqualify him/her from the bench? wow.
 
2009-09-09 10:37:04 AM  
MBFGeek: When did the Republican party get taken over by a bunch of bible thumping, gay fearing, mouth breathing dullards? And how the hell did this guy get picked as a candidate for governor?

Reagan.

patrick767: lunchinlewis
Sure do.

And you're fine with him suggesting that a judge having oral/anal could disqualify him/her from the bench? wow.


You're surprised by this?
 
2009-09-09 10:38:13 AM  
I'm excited to see how GOPers here will tell us this is the politics of personal destruction, and how this is irrelevant.
 
2009-09-09 10:44:38 AM  
I would like to know why the party of "personal freedom" insists on knowing what you do in your bedroom.
 
2009-09-09 10:51:16 AM  

patrick767: And you're fine with him suggesting that a judge having oral/anal could disqualify him/her from the bench? wow.


wow indeed. I'm saying that in the 2009 election in two months, I don't think this is going to help Deeds very much. But what do I know, I've only lived in this state for 42 years. I've been wrong before.
 
2009-09-09 10:58:11 AM  
DamnYankees: I'm excited to see how GOPers here will tell us this is the politics of personal destruction, and how this is irrelevant.

I hear to no end, on these forums and elsewhere, that such "culture war" issues as abortion and homosexuality are at best trivialities and at worst attempts to fool people into voting against their interests (cf. "What's the Matter With Kansas"), and that should Republicans wish to prosper they should just drop them and focus on the issues people care about - i.e. education, transportation, budget policy, stuff that is mostly about good governance. Perfectly understandable.

Yet when the Republican candidate in this race does just that, and the Democrat falls 10-15 points behind in the polls, it is the Democrat who is dragging the bullshiat culture war stuff back out into the limelight, not because these are important issues, but because he is getting anxious. The thesis attack having failed to gain traction, they're now trying a new line of attack based on a six-year-old hearing on a once-active issue that has now been dispositively settled. This one probably won't either.

(With an assist from the Washington Post, which has never in the ten years I've lived in the area met a Virginia Republican they didn't actively try to destroy... though some candidates *cough*Allen*cough* made this easier to do then others.)
 
2009-09-09 10:58:36 AM  

DamnYankees: I'm excited to see how GOPers here will tell us this is the politics of personal destruction, and how this is irrelevant.


I was a Republican delegate for Loudoun County, but prefer to think of myself as an independant. That being said, I can't see how this guy hasn't been pulled from this race in favor of the local Basselope breeder. It seems unreal to the point of absurdity that there's even a chance (let alone a good one) that he would be elected.
 
2009-09-09 11:01:04 AM  

MasterThief: I hear to no end, on these forums and elsewhere, that such "culture war" issues as abortion and homosexuality are at best trivialities and at worst attempts to fool people into voting against their interests (cf. "What's the Matter With Kansas"), and that should Republicans wish to prosper they should just drop them and focus on the issues people care about - i.e. education, transportation, budget policy, stuff that is mostly about good governance. Perfectly understandable.

Yet when the Republican candidate in this race does just that, and the Democrat falls 10-15 points behind in the polls, it is the Democrat who is dragging the bullshiat culture war stuff back out into the limelight, not because these are important issues, but because he is getting anxious. The thesis attack having failed to gain traction, they're now trying a new line of attack based on a six-year-old hearing on a once-active issue that has now been dispositively settled. This one probably won't either.

(With an assist from the Washington Post, which has never in the ten years I've lived in the area met a Virginia Republican they didn't actively try to destroy... though some candidates *cough*Allen*cough* made this easier to do then others.)


It shows a pattern of bad judgement, and possibly faulty logic (depends on your stance).
 
2009-09-09 11:15:01 AM  
www.adennak.com
 
2009-09-09 11:15:04 AM  
I can't believe people would even consider voting for this douchenozzle.

Then again, I suppose I've seen people vote for worse.

Maybe that could be his campaign slogan: "Hey, you've voted for worse!"
 
2009-09-09 11:41:50 AM  
McDonnell is his own worst enemy. All this fuss (outside VA itself, that is) erupted because this dumbass mentioned the Thesis of Paralyzing Stupidity during an interview. How did he think the public would react to it?
 
2009-09-09 12:02:54 PM  
Buttsex?
 
2009-09-09 12:03:21 PM  
What about uncertain homesexual conduct? Like accidentally brushing wangs?
 
2009-09-09 12:05:40 PM  
DOES NOT APPROVE
http://tinyurl.com/kl9bl5
(copy and paste)
 
2009-09-09 12:05:54 PM  

MBFGeek: When did the Republican party get taken over by a bunch of bible thumping, gay fearing, mouth breathing dullards? And how the hell did this guy get picked as a candidate for governor?


His attempt to liberalize himself is a complete failure for any one with more than a room temperature IQ.
 
2009-09-09 12:07:00 PM  
Amusing how Fark's kos kid mod puts this on top of the front page, whichever one it is.

If you're gonna shill, do it in the Politics tab.
 
2009-09-09 12:07:14 PM  
I for one welcome more homosexual activities in the courts of law (provided both women are hawt)

i567.photobucket.com
 
2009-09-09 12:07:19 PM  

lunchinlewis: patrick767: Do you really know which law he was citing?

Sure do.


So do you think all state representatives who have given a BJ or acted as a cunning linguist should step down as dirty lawbreakers?
 
2009-09-09 12:07:56 PM  
GAT_00 [TotalFark] Quote 2009-09-09 10:44:38 AM
I would like to know why the party of "personal freedom" insists on knowing what you do in your bedroom.


Because of our personal freedom to persecute the homoqueers
 
2009-09-09 12:08:01 PM  

MBFGeek: When did the Republican party get taken over by a bunch of bible thumping, gay fearing, mouth breathing dullards? And how the hell did this guy get picked as a candidate for governor?


Sorry guys, my bad. I forgot to go to the polls on Primary Day. Seriously though, in the state of Virginia, you can be charged w/ sodomy if you have sex outside of the bonds of marriage and have anything that is not in the missionary position. Sh*t you not. I also learned that in this state you cannot wield a flogger at all.
 
2009-09-09 12:08:18 PM  
"Man's basic nature is inclined towards evil, and when the exercise of liberty takes the shape of pornography, drug abuse, or homosexuality, the government must restrain, punish, and deter."

Humm. I guess we will never catch this man stomping his foot under another bathroom stall. At least in place where it is illegal.
 
2009-09-09 12:09:46 PM  
If he spends money correctly on improving transportation in Virginia (market priced toll roads FTW!) and keeps my taxes low, I really don't care what his other positions are.

/if you need my vote to have your social issues addressed, you have to address my economic ones
//welcome to politics
///VA resident
 
2009-09-09 12:10:22 PM  
In one passage, McDonnell wrote: "Man's basic nature is inclined towards evil, and when the exercise of liberty takes the shape of pornography, drug abuse, or homosexuality, the government must restrain, punish, and deter."

Good! At least if he gets elected 90% of Republicans will be going to jail...
 
2009-09-09 12:11:41 PM  

KatjaMouse: MBFGeek: When did the Republican party get taken over by a bunch of bible thumping, gay fearing, mouth breathing dullards? And how the hell did this guy get picked as a candidate for governor?

Sorry guys, my bad. I forgot to go to the polls on Primary Day. Seriously though, in the state of Virginia, you can be charged w/ sodomy if you have sex outside of the bonds of marriage and have anything that is not in the missionary position. Sh*t you not. I also learned that in this state you cannot wield a flogger at all.


What about light spanking?
 
2009-09-09 12:12:22 PM  

MBFGeek: When did the Republican party get taken over by a bunch of bible thumping, gay fearing, mouth breathing dullards? And how the hell did this guy get picked as a candidate for governor?


More to the point, was it ever NOT run by such people?

They're merely showing their true colors now, as their house of lies implodes around them.
 
2009-09-09 12:12:32 PM  
Oh, allright!

Verbena M. Askew?

AgnosticAngles:
"Man's basic nature is inclined towards evil, and when the exercise of liberty takes the shape of pornography, drug abuse, or homosexuality, the government must restrain, punish, and deter."

Humm. I guess we will never catch this man stomping his foot under another bathroom stall. At least in place where it is illegal.


I dunno; it's always the ones who scream the loudest that have the most to hide.
Dirty, shameful proclivities.
 
2009-09-09 12:12:44 PM  
Another pathetic hit piece by the WaPo, the mouthpiece of the DNC.

Keep it up, retards.
 
2009-09-09 12:14:23 PM  

MBFGeek: When did the Republican party get taken over by a bunch of bible thumping, gay fearing, mouth breathing dullards?


Uh...about 25 years ago, maybe longer.
 
2009-09-09 12:15:04 PM  

gorgor: http://tinyurl.com/kl9bl5


Damn Gorgor, you always deliver!

Now for some eyebleach...
 
2009-09-09 12:15:29 PM  
Well, yes, he's not going to lock up the gay judge vote. Can we move to an issue that matters, please?
 
2009-09-09 12:15:35 PM  

Bored in Russell: Keep it up, retards.


How are things in Russell?
 
2009-09-09 12:15:59 PM  
FTA:
Scanlon, who now lives in Colorado and is no longer a reporter, also remembers asking McDonnell whether he had ever violated the crimes against nature statute himself -- a fair question, he thought, because McDonnell had raised the legal point. The statute, among other things, prohibits oral or anal sexual contact, regardless of the sex of the participants. McDonnell's response, Scanlon reported, was: "Not that I can recall."

I care not a bit about his politics... What happened right there is he bald faced LIED to his constituency... Comparative to Clinton's escapades on television trying to explain away his actions with Monica...

/Stupid laws should be removed from state lawbooks after the SCOTUS shows them to be unconstitutional at a national level...
 
2009-09-09 12:16:06 PM  
So basically Fark has become just another liberal media outlet... also why do the Chevy Camaro ads take so long to load?
 
2009-09-09 12:16:19 PM  

Dil Doe: MBFGeek: When did the Republican party get taken over by a bunch of bible thumping, gay fearing, mouth breathing dullards?

Uh...about 25 years ago, maybe longer.


The exact date was July 2, 1964.

/seriously
 
2009-09-09 12:16:34 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Oh, allright!

Verbena M. Askew?

AgnosticAngles: "Man's basic nature is inclined towards evil, and when the exercise of liberty takes the shape of pornography, drug abuse, or homosexuality, the government must restrain, punish, and deter."

Humm. I guess we will never catch this man stomping his foot under another bathroom stall. At least in place where it is illegal.

I dunno; it's always the ones who scream the loudest that have the most to hide.
Dirty, shameful proclivities.


Yup yup!

"Who smelt it, dealt it!"
 
2009-09-09 12:16:56 PM  
He looks gay.

media3.washingtonpost.com
 
2009-09-09 12:17:20 PM  

Democratic Secularist Omnivore: What about light spanking?


That's totally cool. You can beat your partner black and blue w/ your hands (as long as both parties consent) and that's legit. Caugh w/ a flogger in the act? That's a jail'n. I think it's the whole "Oh Noes! It's a weapon! Used in SEX!"
 
2009-09-09 12:17:25 PM  

MBFGeek: I think the problem lies in the coupling of this little nugget with the brain fart that he turned in for his thesis.


McDonnel wasted a lot of time on that thesis. He could have just typed, "Biatches best stay in the kitchen and make me a damn sandwich," and it would have been much shorter while containing all the information and intellectual depth of the original.
 
2009-09-09 12:18:26 PM  

KnightsCross: So basically Fark has become just another liberal media outlet... also why do the Chevy Camaro ads take so long to load?


You're an assclown f*cko.

/subby
 
2009-09-09 12:18:35 PM  
Not that there's anything wrong with that...

i33.photobucket.com
 
2009-09-09 12:18:38 PM  
Technically, I would have to agree that raping another man (clearly, a homosexual act) ought to disqualify a person from being a judge.

Then again, I'm well aware that this is not what he meant (regardless of what he may say on this topic in the future).
 
2009-09-09 12:19:51 PM  

Loud_Mouth_Soup: He looks gay.


10 internet dollars say he is the next to be outed.
 
2009-09-09 12:21:00 PM  

GAT_00: MBFGeek: When did the Republican party get taken over by a bunch of bible thumping, gay fearing, mouth breathing dullards? And how the hell did this guy get picked as a candidate for governor?

Reagan.


Nixon.
 
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