Friday, October 06, 2006

I would rather be rich than famous.

As any of my regular readers know, I am often published by mainstream Internet knews and opinion sites along with an occasional print article when I bother to submit them, which admittedly isn't often. One of the best on the Web is The American Thinker and it was to them and Chron Watch that I submitted my latest piece. Both sites posted them on their front pages as a lead article and I was quite pleased. I have been told by the publishers that my article was very popular, which any writer likes to hear.

I assumed I would get a few angry emails, as is typical with most things I have written and that I would hear little else from it. I was awaiting a conference call at work and was sorting out a report and decided I was bored so tuned in the Rush Limbaugh program to fill the silence.

I had only had the radio on for a few mintes when I heard the following;

Lesson of Allen's Double-Digit Lead: Fight Back! October 5, 2006


RUSH: George Allen now has a double-digit lead according to Zogby. Message: Fight back! We have no control over how the Democrats play their hand, whether they overplay it or not, but we do have to be smart and play our hands well. Attacking the media bias is a great tactic, not to mention it is truthful to attack the gay bias and the Democratic Party interests in all this. There's a great piece at the American Thinker today. It's one of our all-time favorite blogs. This is by Patrick Godfrey, (AKA Yours Truly) and I'll just give you some excerpts here. It's entitled: "The Worst October Surprise, EVER -- "It had all the earmarks of a classic Democratic Party plan to depress Republican turnout.

"Take a barely disguised homosexual Republican Congressman, add salacious electronic messages that included masturbation, sex and other lurid flourishes, push the story to their eager and willing accomplices in the media right before an election, and as quick as you can say LBJ an instant scandal is created. The only problem, it seems, is that in today’s world of media, with data available to the whole world that was heretofore available only to a select few, the plan didn’t work out quite the way they had expected. Enterprising bloggers have done the elemental detective work and discovered that the entire incident is nearly exactly the opposite of what was first reported.

"Rather than a case of a pedophile Congressman stalking young men in the corridors of power, it instead turns out to be a case of a closeted homosexual nurturing a relationship with a young man, and making sexual advances once he became an adult. A relationship by the way that the young man, if he felt threatened or chose not to continue, could have ended at any time. An older homosexual man seeking a relationship with a young man? Who would have thought such a thing would ever happen? Rather than the Pedophile Politician script we were first being fed..." and we are still being fed, by the way, because nobody is interested that this victim is 18 when this is happening. Nobody in the Drive-By Media cares about that. Nobody is willing to mention that.

So the pedophile politician script still is what we are being fed. "[W]e now know that the real story is far less than we have been lead to believe. As it turns out, although the young man in question was indeed a Page, was indeed befriended by Congressman Foley and did have sexual discussions with him. But it seems everything was perfectly legal, if nevertheless repellant to many, including a good chunk of the GOP base whose turnout is vital in the forthcoming election.... While angry values voters fulminate over Hastert’s failure to do something before the IMs came to light, all I can remember is the Democrats’ mantra. 'That the troglodyte Republicans were obsessed by sex between consenting adults. That homosexuals in close working relationships with young people, especially young men, is a good and healthy thing. That some forms of sex, aren’t sex.'"
That is the Democrat mantra. Gays in close working relationship with young people, teachers and so forth, young men? That's good. It's a healthy thing. We can't hide people from their realities. "That what two consenting adults do or say behind closed doors is their business." Do you realize we are preoccupied by the very people who told us, "It's sex. It's nothing but sex! It's nobody's business. It's a private affair, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. These people can do what they want. It didn't affect their leadership," they're now trying to invoke the same thing they defended back in the nineties with Clinton! Also included that "'intercepting and reading electronic communications between anyone in the US, especially those between two citizens, is never to be tolerated,'" except when somebody gets hold of some instant messages between a gay congressman who's a Republican!

Well, we can do all the subterfuge we want to get those, because that's good for the country. "So in the end, what do we end up with? 'A pedophile that wasn’t. A child that was actually an adult. The disclosure of personal electronic communications of a highly personal nature between two consenting adults revealed. A sex scandal between a couple who never had sex." I kind of miss it. Can I be honest with you? This country is going to hell in a handbasket. Where are the old days when you really had a sex scandal and people actually had sex? Fanny Fox in the fountain there in Washington with Wilbur Mills! Give me the good old days of Gary Hart and Donna Rice.

They actually had sex, chartered a boat to go out there to Bimini Island, actually had sex. The "Monkey Business" was the name of the boat. Yes, give me the good old days when there were actual sexual affairs between men and women, Rita Jenrette, remember that? Those were the good old days. If we're going to have sex scandals in Washington, can we go back to including sex in them? We have a sex scandal here with no sex! At least not by the Democrats. You think the Democrats define masturbation as sex if BJ's aren't? Let's see. Anyway... "We also end up with Democrat congressman can have sex with 17-year-olds and get reelected," Gerry Studds, "but Republicans that talk about sex in instant messages are forced to resign."


(American Thinker: Worst October Surprise, EVER - Patrick Godfrey)
(NewsMax: Zogby: Sen. Allen Has Double Digit Lead)
(American Spectator: Foley scandal, Democrats risk major exposure themselves)
(The Hill: Watchdogs in Soros's pocket: GOP)

All in all, I would rather have become famous for winning the Lottery, but I will take what I can get.

My real question is; Since the piece Rush read only took 5 minutes to read the piece, does that mean I still have 10 minutes of fame left?

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.