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2004-04-11 11:32:48 PM  
That's it, I'm convinced, case closed!

/gives "OK" sign to defense
 
OBB
2004-04-11 11:40:08 PM  
So if a gay guy has pictures of a lesbian, that makes him straight?

Well, I'm convinced!
 
2004-04-11 11:55:37 PM  
It makes him a perv. that abused his office for his personal vendettas.

Which we already knew.
 
2004-04-12 01:22:55 PM  
I thought he was a cross-dresser, never heard he was gay.
 
2004-04-12 01:52:38 PM  
What, no pic?

/since they were destroyed, let's make a new one! or not..
 
2004-04-12 03:17:55 PM  
Hmmm... Clyde Tolsen and J. Edgar Hoover lived together for 40 years (Hoover left Tolsen half a million bucks in his will, btw) and they're not gay? I think not.
 
2004-04-12 04:02:00 PM  
Hockenberry: "Well, I dont know if logic enters into cross dressing."

Amen, John Hockenberry! I know for me, cross dressing is always about being spontaneous and impulsive. Hell, I'm gonna go do it right now! brb...
 
2004-04-12 05:49:56 PM  
Bisexual.


In other words, the man was greedy as hell.
 
2004-04-12 07:58:24 PM  
Naked pictures of Eleanor Roosevelt? My, my. Forgive my interest in this, how does one go about getting and why would one even want naked pictures of Eleanor Roosevelt?

My thoughts exactly.
 
2004-04-12 08:00:32 PM  
Why does everyone think Eleanor was a lesbian?

I'm sure she was no more gay than Hillary.
 
2004-04-12 08:01:48 PM  
Wouldn't hit it with the braces on my polio-stricken legs.

 
2004-04-12 08:02:35 PM  
Gay?

I mean, certainly he was a cross-dreser, but does that make him Gay? I thought it just made him a transvestite.
 
2004-04-12 08:06:32 PM  
J. Edgar Hoover's naked pictures of Eleanor Roosevelt means he was straight

I'm sure this would've been news to Clyde Tolson.
 
2004-04-12 08:06:55 PM  
if naked pictures of her don't turn you gay then nothing will.
 
2004-04-12 08:08:07 PM  
Umm... Hoover sucked.

/less than nuthin
 
2004-04-12 08:08:30 PM  
Hockenberry: Do you think Hoover in some sense was jealous of Martin Luther King?

I heard Hoovers problem with MLK could be attributed to penis envy.
 
2004-04-12 08:08:47 PM  
 
2004-04-12 08:09:41 PM  
beeferoni-

that was the funniest f'ing thing I've read in a while.

/braces. hehe
 
2004-04-12 08:13:46 PM  
Urk.

.
 
2004-04-12 08:14:34 PM  
Lord in Heaven above, please tell me the Smoking Gun is NOT there.
 
2004-04-12 08:15:01 PM  
Eleanor was gay?

GIS for gay "first lady"

 
2004-04-12 08:15:56 PM  
Maybe the pictures were of Eleanor in her younger days. Not so bad for a 19th century dame.
 
2004-04-12 08:16:21 PM  
Watched it on Dateline last night. That was definitely the best laugh I've ever had watching Dateline.
 
2004-04-12 08:18:34 PM  
Doonyman
Watched it on Dateline last night. That was definitely the best laugh I've ever had watching Dateline.


Ditto.
 
2004-04-12 08:19:15 PM  





I'd hit it....in 1898
 
2004-04-12 08:21:16 PM  
J. Edgar Hoover's naked pictures of Eleanor Roosevelt means he was straight

Or, more likely, had a thing for horses.
 
2004-04-12 08:21:32 PM  
"For his book, Hack interviewed dozens of Hoover's acquaintances and poured over thousands of Hoover's documents. "



\poured what?

\inquiring minds need to know!!!
 
2004-04-12 08:21:58 PM  
Mikehell

holy crap, thanks for the pic. kittens, beware
 
2004-04-12 08:23:52 PM  
Imagining ER in the all together...

...shudder!
 
2004-04-12 08:23:57 PM  
Hack: The real love of his life, his entire life, was Dorothy Lamour.

Hockenberry: Do you think they had a sexual relationship?

Hack: Yes. The reason I know this is because Dorothy Lamour while not talking about it, would never deny that it happened.


Well, fark, if that's the criteria for conclusive proof of having a sexual relationship with a celebrity, I would like to announce that I've been having a torrid affair with John Stamos and Jennifer Garner!!

/...it's not like they're denying it...

/"Hack" is right.
 
2004-04-12 08:23:59 PM  
2004-04-12 08:00:32 PM Sturgeon637


Why does everyone think Eleanor was a lesbian?

I'm sure she was no more gay than Hillary.


People think Eleanor was a lesbian because she wrote love letters to a woman. They've been published.
 
2004-04-12 08:24:36 PM  
Hubba-Hubba! Twenty-three Skidoo! She's the Cat's Pajamas!
 
2004-04-12 08:25:43 PM  
definitive proof against.
 
2004-04-12 08:29:13 PM  
Hoover was a sick fark. Kinda like a certain uptight fundie greasy-haired attourney general who doesn't want anyone looking at brass boobies who shall remain nameless..
 
2004-04-12 08:30:14 PM  
You'd have to be the straightest man who ever walked the face of the Earth to get hot from Eleanor Roosevelt.
 
2004-04-12 08:31:59 PM  
Would a straight man REALLY want dirty pictures of Eleanor?
 
2004-04-12 08:43:02 PM  
OK so the reasoning is that if the guy was gay, he would not have been seen in public with a dude he was pretty exclusive with for fourty years?

How about "lol we are the roxxor tehy thinking we are friends LOL!!!" which being the guy had dirt on everyone I would think blew his skirts up way over his ears.

Why is it some things are "DUH!!!" to some people and "never never never never" ala Brad in the Rocky Horror Picture show to others?

Whatever - they guy was still an idiot whether he was teh gay or not.

Maybye he was consulting Eleanor's image as a point of reference, like fashion sense or something? Those big puffy sleeves and pinch waist suedo military numbers were kinda hot. Nekked pics? Well yeah, especially if they are impossible to get.
 
2004-04-12 08:43:36 PM  
I would think this was proof for being gay, I mean whenever he felt the urge to have sex with a woman he could just look over at those pictures and kill the urge.
 
2004-04-12 08:43:44 PM  
Retarded_Amibitions
You'd have to be the straightest man who ever walked the face of the Earth to get hot from Eleanor Roosevelt.

Saxfiend
Would a straight man REALLY want dirty pictures of Eleanor?


like Mikehall said: BEFORE 1898

by the way, how does work is one is bi or gay? i mean, if they would bone eleanor, would that make them straight then, or just eleanor ugly, or cute? damn, my head hurts.
 
2004-04-12 09:03:54 PM  
I think Hoover just swiped the Pervert award from Larry Flynt.
 
2004-04-12 09:10:34 PM  
 
2004-04-12 09:20:13 PM  
eleanor was hot !
 
2004-04-12 09:21:55 PM  
The interview this week with the guy who brought all this up said Hoover got the pics from W.C. Fields. There's a story in there somwhere. :-)
 
2004-04-12 09:22:22 PM  
I can see Hoover having naked pictures of Eleanor. But what about W.C. Fields. Frankly, I find that more disturbing.
 
2004-04-12 09:35:35 PM  
BTW straight men that obsess over another man's sexuality, REALLY need to do some self reflection.

That said, Eleanor Roosevelt was Jimmy Carter in drag.
 
2004-04-12 09:36:33 PM  
TxRabbit, that would make Jimmy Carter really really old, or a time traveller, and frankly that seems quite unlikely.
 
2004-04-12 09:36:53 PM  
It certainly appeared that he could have been gay, what with all the time he spent with Tolson and the whole never married, lived with his mother until he died thing.

But a cross-dresser he was not. The rumor that he was a cross-dresser was started by one person: Susan Rosenstiel, the wife of a reputed mobster. Evidently, Mrs. Rosenstiel wanted to get back at Hoover for reportedly having agents follow her during her divorce from her husband.

The Straight Dope has the story.
 
2004-04-12 09:51:36 PM  
Mr_Crink

You forgot to mention that she's the bee's knees! I'm all of a flutter.
 
2004-04-12 09:55:07 PM  
Errr... SHE died, not he. Well, he did, too, but she died first.
 
2004-04-12 09:56:56 PM  
I'm not a right wing radical. In fact I hate both the Republican and Democratic paties equallt.

This being said, I must say that the three figures of recent American history who seem to be painted as cartoonish villains devoid of any redeeming qualities are all considered 'Conservatives,' namely:

J. Edgar Hoover

Joseph McCarthy

Richard Nixon
 
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