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Posted on Jul 12, 2007
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Kickin’ political backside and takin’ names:  Larry Flynt holds court at Wednesday’s press conference in Beverly Hills.

By Kasia Anderson

Watch out, philandering politicos:  Larry Flynt is hot on your heels.  The Hustler impresario is as tenacious as an irate pit bull in his latest crusade to expose hypocrisy on Capitol Hill, and his efforts have already borne fruit in the form of Louisiana Sen. David Vitter’s confession that he patronized “D.C. Madam” Debra Jean Palfrey’s escort service in 2001—and, according to Flynt, that exposé may well be just one of many to come.

Flynt held a press conference Wednesday at his Hustler headquarters in Beverly Hills to field questions about the Vitter case and to drop tantalizing hints to the assembled reporters about other promising leads generated by his June 3 advertisement in the Washington Post offering $1 million to any reliable source who could provide “documented evidence of illicit sexual or intimate relations with a Congressperson, Senator or other prominent officeholder.”  Currently, he has “twenty-some investigations going that all look good,” almost all resulting from sources who responded to the Washington Post ad, and many of them about “high-ranking Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and the House.”  In fact, Flynt said, his team has received more responses from the Post ad than it had from earlier, similar initiatives, including his effort against critics of President Clinton during the 1998 impeachment hullabaloo.  “I don’t know if there’s something in the air, or if it has to do with election year,” he mused.

The self-styled porn baron promised to vet all the cases carefully and stressed that he doesn’t care about politicians’ sex lives as such.  “If I got one important thing to say here,” Flynt said, “this is not a witch hunt.”  Rather, his mission is to expose those in power who publicly profess to lead a particular kind of life (and, as in Vitter’s case, attempt to legislate how others should conduct their sex lives) while contradicting their own moral codes in private.  To Flynt, politicians like Vitter are hypocrites who shouldn’t be allowed to represent their people in government.  “Unfortunately, we have too many of these guys in Congress,” he said, “and I’m gonna do my part to get them out of there.”

In regard to Vitter, one investigator from Team Flynt obtained a separate set of records than ABC’s “Nightline” reporters did.  The records included the senator’s phone number, which, Flynt cheerfully pointed out, his sleuth put to use Monday.  Instead of answering that call, Vitter slipped out the back door and promptly held a press conference with the AP to get a jump on the pending disclosure.  “Maybe he thinks he’s going to be able to regroup, but he’s got to deal with his home state now,” Flynt said—just hours before the news of Vitter’s alleged visits to a Louisiana brothel broke.

When asked whether his anti-hypocrisy crusade leans heavier to one side of the partisan divide, Flynt admitted that “Republicans are more fun, because they get caught so easy and live a repressed life.”  Another reporter wondered if he wasn’t on a “moral rampage” himself, which drew a characteristically colorful response from the dogged free-speech advocate and professional provocateur:  “The government, for a total of about 15 years, did everything they could to put me in prison [for publishing Hustler].  You’ve got people who don’t have an ounce of the character that I have that are running our government.  And I’m saying, this is payback time ... and payback’s a bitch!”

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By Stephen Smoliar, July 17, 2007 at 8:47 am Link to this comment

PaulMagillSmith (#87316), I suspect that what the majority of Americans REALLY understand is that what you do counts for far more than what you say.  Consequently, they are probably suspicious of those who belabor the word “values” (particularly in the context of telling them what those values ought to be).  Of course the corollary of my premise that that what you do NOT do ALSO counts for more than what you say.  We should remember this in light of those low voter turnout numbers.

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By Skruff, July 17, 2007 at 7:39 am Link to this comment
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87316 by PaulMagillSmith on 7/16 at 6:19 pm

Does one of the below statements exclude the other?

“it has become painfully obvious ‘dumbed down’ Americans swallow Orwellian lingo sound bites, repeated endlessly more than truth or facts.”

and/or

“To be an enemy to most of the policies of this misguided, unconscionable, dangerous administration is to befriend the majority of Americans, who really understand what ‘values’ are all about.”

As I’ve said before, elsewhere, this administration is symptomatic of mortibund government.  Every administration since Jimmy Carter committed at least one impeachable offense.


What’s a good slogan? throw off your chains, you have nothing to lose but your social security, food stamps, welfare check,

hummm on the other hand, maybe just chill out with a coke and the remote!

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By ardee, July 16, 2007 at 8:25 pm Link to this comment

Good idea, RED

“Where men build on false ground, the more they build, the greater is the ruin.” Hobbes, Leviathon.

“Of all the enemies to public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.” James Madison

“.....in America THE LAW IS KING. For as in absolute governments the king is law, so in free countries the law ought be king; and there ought be no other.”
Thomas Paine, Common Sense 57

“All just power is derived from the consent of the governed.”  John Locke

“You can have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, or democracy, but you cannot have both.”
Louis Brandeis

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By PaulMagillSmith, July 16, 2007 at 7:19 pm Link to this comment

RE: #87276 by Skruff on 7/16 at 1:07 pm
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87269 by PaulMagillSmith on 7/16 at 12:36 pm

“it has become painfully obvious ‘dumbed down’ Americans swallow Orwellian lingo sound bites, repeated endlessly more than truth or facts.”

“...well I guess you just blew the compliment about no name calling.”

***Not quite, Skruff, because my observation was non-partisan. A general statement of fact is not name calling. It is more like what you said. “Reality is what it is….”

And you are correct about the hero kid in “Pay It Forward”; he does get killed in the end. Then again so do the heros in the lives of MLK, Ghandi, RFK, and countless others who made the moral decision to confront power with truth. The powers that be can’t afford to have their inequities exposed, and due to their immoral natures have little pangs of conscience from ‘taking out’ the opposition by any means they choose. A perfect example in current events is the Wilson/Plame fiasco, detrimental to our national security, but superceded by this administration’s craving to retain power at any cost.

To be an enemy to most of the policies of this misguided, unconscionable, dangerous administration is to befriend the majority of Americans, who really understand what ‘values’ are all about.***

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By Skruff, July 16, 2007 at 2:07 pm Link to this comment
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87269 by PaulMagillSmith on 7/16 at 12:36 pm

“That’s right, Larry Flynt, payback’s a bitch, but “Pay It Forward” (see the movie by the same name) is better.***”

As I recal in the movie the boy who invented the concept was killed attempting to intervene on behalf of another.

Reality is what it is…. (see that even fits on a bumper sticker!) 

and finally,

“it has become painfully obvious ‘dumbed down’ Americans swallow Orwellian lingo sound bites, repeated endlessly more than truth or facts.”

...well I guess you just blew the compliment about no name calling.

If you worked for Ike as a child, we’re about the same age… did the same thing, only for Stevenson. Did you know that both the D’s and the R’s asked Ike to run for them?  That when he got the R nod, he was so popular that the D’s couldn’t field a realistic candidate to run against him? 

Stevenson was terrified of crowds, in an era which still featured candidates going out in public and “touching the people” Stevenson was standoffish, and aloof…it’s a wonder he got as many votes as he did.

Some adults (including my mother) speculated that the D’s made a deal to let Ike win.  In 1960 when Ik’s two terms were up, Kennedy/Johnson stole the election from Nixon/Lodge in Illinois

Funny though, the R’s never made a big deal over this obvious crookery….and then Kennedy appointed Byron White to the Supremes….


But that’s just my dumbed-down conservative take on our little piece of shared history.

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By PaulMagillSmith, July 16, 2007 at 1:36 pm Link to this comment

RE: #87223 by Allan Wheeler on 7/16 at 7:44 am
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“#86824 by PaulMagillSmith is one of the best comments I’ve read so far on any post- no name calling, no insults. Just facts based on observable information. Just a vision of what could be possible in this country. We should all try to limit our comments to FACTS. Let’s leave the name calling to our opponents since it is their main weapon. We have the facts and the vision.”

***Thanks Allan, there are more of us out here than people realize. You know, the people fed up with the ‘spin’, and who refuse to impune the reputation of the messenger because we don’t like the contents of the message. Vile comments as a defense of illegitimate ‘facts’ is no defense.

I hope everyone now understands the distinction I make between run of the mill sensible Republicans, and out of control non-sensical neo-CON Republicans (or Democrats). The former are necessary in a true democracy to provide alternate viewpoints to be considered, so the greatest good can be accomplished for the largest number of citizens. When I was a kid I even helped campaign for a Republican (Dwight Eisenhower). Of course I was just following the lead of my parents, since I was too young to really understand the machinations of politics, or the damage possible by making bad political choices. As my intellect grew I realized choices made on the issues were far more important than those based on personality. Maybe what we need in America now is a flock of REALLY PHYSICALLY UGLY candidates, eh? LOL

Sadly, it seems we have some really personable ones now, but if you crawl inside their heads you would think you had descended into Dante’s Inferno. We have a few righteous people running now, but un-electable since the MSM is money driven, and without principles when it comes to getting part of the $1.5 billion advertising pie. Fools! Don’t they understand that if America gets dragged into ruin they will lose their temporary gain, and more, when society as a whole turns against them?

As far as your comment about, “Facts, ma’m, just the facts” goes, it has become painfully obvious ‘dumbed down’ Americans swallow Orwellian lingo sound bites, repeated endlessly more than truth or facts. This administration, especially, have taken to heart (and improved upon) Goebbels’ Nazi propaganda playbook. It’s become easier for people to sit in front of their non-interactive TV’s, and just accept constantly repeated one-liners, rather than do the hard lifting of questioning authority. An inquisitive mind is a danger to an errant status quo.

I believe the lie about Reagan ending the Cold War is just that…false. Two factors played important roles. Information about the comparitively lush western lifestyle crept past the Iron Curtain, and people there started asking, “Well, why aren’t we able to live like that also?” Then the masses came to the realization the huge percentage of their GDP spent on the military was what was holding them back from a much better lifestyle. With our current military expenditures, at the expense of many vital social programs, we face the same ‘meltdown’. That’s right, Larry Flynt, payback’s a bitch, but “Pay It Forward” (see the movie by the same name) is better.***  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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By Louise, July 16, 2007 at 11:23 am Link to this comment

#87030 by Skruff
I think you misunderstood.

“Republicans are more fun, because they get caught so easy and live a repressed life.”
“Well, do they?”

My question: Do republicans get caught easy and live a repressed life?

My challenge: Uncover contemporary offenders from the madams list!

Left or right, up or down, green or red. Hey, if we’re going to go down in the gutter ... let’s find fresh names!

Digging up ancient history doesn’t count.

MORE IDENTITIES OF NUMBERS ON THE DC MADAM SEARCH ENGINE
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/DCmadam_db/

“As phone numbers are identified, they are filled in next to the numbers in the lower left pane of the search engine. When you ID a number, please verify it appears on the actual scans and then send in that info and I will add here.” WRH
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/

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By WykydRed, July 16, 2007 at 9:38 am Link to this comment

“In canvassing [the] opinions [of a public official, a citizen does] what every man has a right to do, and it is for the good of society that that right should be freely exercised.”—Thomas Jefferson to Noah Webster, 1790. (*)


“We are bound, you, I, and every one to make common cause, even with error itself, to maintain the common right of freedom of conscience.”—Thomas Jefferson to Edward Dowse, 1803. ME 10:378

  The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.
      Justice Anthony Kennedy
      US jurist (1936 - )


Just some thoughts….

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By Skruff, July 16, 2007 at 9:14 am Link to this comment
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Not meaningless when taken in the context of Louise’ question. (87024 on 7/15 at 6:35 am)


I suppose that if the list were truely to be universally meaningful it would have to include a description of the event for instance “58-year-old congressman and 17-year-old boy, oral and anal sex on numerous occasions”

Sort-of makes “cheating on one’s wife” look tame huh?

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By Allan Wheeler, July 16, 2007 at 8:44 am Link to this comment

#86824 by PaulMagillSmith is one of the best comments I’ve read so far on any post- no name calling, no insults. Just facts based on observable information. Just a vision of what could be possible in this country. We should all try to limit our comments to FACTS. Let’s leave the name calling to our opponents since it is their main weapon. We have the facts and the vision.

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By Skruff, July 16, 2007 at 6:50 am Link to this comment
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87137 by ardee on 7/15 at 6:11 pm

“Of course they do Skruff, power corrupts and there are humans on both sides of that aisle. Could you refresh my memory on the transgression of Barney Frank”

Barney Frank (who I happen to like) had a same sex lover who ran a “call-boy” opperation out of the congressman’s Georgetown town house.  Barney said he knew nothing about this.  The partner (who later wrote a book) told of Frank laisions in the congressional gym locker room, and in the congressman’s office.

Frank appoligized to his constituants, and no criminal charges were filed.

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By PaulMagillSmith, July 16, 2007 at 1:01 am Link to this comment

RE: #87030 by Skruff on 7/15 at 7:22 am

Without the Republican list beside it for comparison, Skruff, the file is meaningless.

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By ardee, July 15, 2007 at 7:11 pm Link to this comment

Of course they do Skruff, power corrupts and there are humans on both sides of that aisle. Could you refresh my memory on the transgression of Barney Franks, that one has slipped my mind? Thanks.

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By Skruff, July 15, 2007 at 8:22 am Link to this comment
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“Well, do they?”

Wayne Hays
Ted kennedy
Daniel Inouye.
Republican Strom Thurmond when he was a Democrat.
Wilbur Mills
Barney Frank
Mel Reynolds
Christopher Dodd
Gus Savage
Gary Hart
Gerry Studds
Bill Clinton
Brock Adams
Joe Kennedy
James McGreevey

They do!

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By Louise, July 15, 2007 at 7:35 am Link to this comment

“$1 million to any reliable source who could provide “documented evidence of illicit sexual or intimate relations with a Congressperson, Senator or other prominent officeholder.” Currently, he has “twenty-some investigations going that all look good,” almost all resulting from sources who responded to the Washington Post ad, and many of them about “high-ranking Republican and Democratic members of the Senate and the House.”

“When asked whether his anti-hypocrisy crusade leans heavier to one side of the partisan divide, Flynt admitted that “Republicans are more fun, because they get caught so easy and live a repressed life.”

Well, do they?
Hey all you defenders of the right!
Track down the offenders on the left!
The numbers you need can be found at:
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By republicansscareme, July 15, 2007 at 2:44 am Link to this comment
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Give ‘em Hell, Larry!

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By Skruff, July 14, 2007 at 8:30 am Link to this comment
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Im not defending Newt, Vitter, or the rest of the Republican slime, BUT let me pose a question to those people who defend Clinton;

If you had been caught at your employment, while on the clock, getting serviced, would your boss have continued your employment?

If so, you have a very understanding employer…don’t quit that job!

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By Tony Vodvarka, July 14, 2007 at 7:11 am Link to this comment

Larry Flynt has been a courageous and outspoken fighter for civil rights for decades and has more than paid his dues, having been grievously wounded in action, as it were. Would that all American citizens prized their Bill of Rights as does Mr. Flynt.

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By Skruff, July 14, 2007 at 6:40 am Link to this comment
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Ardee

“...truth…”

Which truth?

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By Skruff, July 14, 2007 at 6:24 am Link to this comment
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86824 by PaulMagillSmith on 7/14 at 3:44 am

Before answering your post (in full) I need some definition. when you ask:

“Do Republicans sanction a society of free love, porn, free speech, and uninhibited nudity?

In public pronouncment, or private lives?

In truth Do Democrats (other than Ted Kennedy and Gary Hart)sanction a society of free love, porn, free speech, and uninhibited nudity?

Life is fun, no matter how mommy-government attempts to interfere!

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By ardee, July 14, 2007 at 6:19 am Link to this comment

Sad day for liberals when the eighth-grade drop-out, publisher to preverts, (remember chester the child molester?) Republican free commercial speech advocate becomes the voice of the “left”

It would indeed be a sad day for all of us when the spoken truth is rejected because of negative opinions about the speaker of that truth.

I am unaware of any harm to our society caused by “Hustler” magazine, nor do I think pornography in and of itself is harmful. Chester was a cartoon ,Skruff, and was satirical and funny. When we actually had a Supreme Court it once ruled that such literature was protected speech.

The real harm to our society comes from those who give lip service to sanctimonious quasi religious or cultural “values” that they fail to follow in their private lives.

“Absolutely Christianity is a cancer more corrosive than even politicians. “

Perhaps you might look to qualify that blanket statement. If an atheist such as myself can understand that it is not the religion but those who administer it that fail us perhaps others can make that leap as well.

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By PaulMagillSmith, July 14, 2007 at 4:44 am Link to this comment

Having seen a number of Scruffs posts I’d say he/or she is as latent progressive. Come on skruff, we’re all friends here (or not enemies anyway since we’re communicating) declare your true color(s), so we really know where you stand.

From all the posts of mine I think you know I’m kind of a greenish blue. As a matter of fact my birthstone is aquamarine, which suits me just fine. My Pluto is in Leo, but that’s right it’s no longer a planet, so I guess that tinge of red no longer applies, although on some issues (like fiscal responsibility, but not the kind that puts us in the red) I’m conservative. I’d much rather do a controlled ‘tax & spend’ any day, than a completely irresponsible ‘borrow & spend’, which possibly has swamped us with ‘red’ ink for generations to come.

Despite your comment (and how other bloggers interpreted them) I don’t think (or really think you think) Flynt could ever be tagged as a conservative Republican, despite any claims he might have made to that effect.

Do Republicans sanction a society of free love, porn, free speech, and uninhibited nudity? Do they stand up for our Constitution? Are they hypocritical in relation to what they say, then do? Do they care about anyone except their own, or appreciate everyone is not as blessed as they are; are they for the hard working wage earner, OR the person who lives on interest, or dividend income, without having to lift a finger to make sizeable incomes? Do they care more for the income the factory makes for the very few, instead of the income of the workers making the product keeping the plant going? Or about how a very few people greedily suck up funding resources that could provide a safety net for ALL our citizens? Equitable income dispersal from the top of the work chain to the bottom? Gender equality in word, deed, and pay? The fact one out of twenty-five children under eighteen, in this country, are homeless? Massive increases in bankruptcy & foreclosures among the middle class caused by a lack of medical insurance? That WHO ranks medical care in this country 37th out of 161 countries, despite the fact we pay more than ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD? The list goes on, and on, and on, like a broken record, but are Republicans, especially the ‘base’, listening?

Of course there are Democrats, Independents, Greens, and Progressives that have the same faults, but there seem to be far fewer of them. 

Of course I’m not speaking about ALL Republicans, perhaps only the far-right, or neo-CONS, or radical religious dogmatic fundamentalists, who consistently vote against the better interests of the majority of Americans, and often themselves as well, through stubbornness, being too lazy to seek true information, accepting the status quo because they always have done things that way and fear change, or just flat out ignorance (I didn’t say stupidity, but shooting yourself in your own foot speaks volumes about mental abilities). 

No, Skruff, I’d call Flynt a conservative progressive before I slandered him with the title of conservative Republican. This is indicated by the fact his million-dollar offer of corruption exposition applies to EVERYONE equally.

The true progressive accepts a good idea regardless of where it originated. Politics have no say for a good idea. It stands on the merits of logic & good common sense.

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By recovering christian, July 13, 2007 at 6:50 pm Link to this comment
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I’m laughing my ass off with this, can’t wait for the next shoe to drop.
These filthy self-righteous bastards -like Newty- get absolved and cleaned ready to go, on national radio by (the American Pope?) Dr. James Dobson and then declare -with a fucking straight face!!- that his pecadillos were different than Clinton’s…
BTW, Tom “the hummer” Delay said the same thing of Newty with confronted with his own sins…
Oh, we understand ya’ll Repugnicans are such a special chosen people…
Everytime they speak is like “acoustic vomit” to me.
Go Larry go.

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By WykydRed, July 13, 2007 at 5:19 pm Link to this comment

You made me laugh. But then, so did Bill Hicks. Even when he was reeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal high. hehehe

Guns are good. Until someone fires a 30-06 right behind your ear without so much as a “COVER YOUR EARS!” They’re always fun until someone loses their hearing.

At least Larry yells a warning, but hey, it’s at politicians so they never pay attention to a taxpayer.  The guys that DON’T get caught in the net are going to show up on “To Catch A Predator” soon enough.

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By Skruff, July 13, 2007 at 3:18 pm Link to this comment
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86642 by Stephen Smoliar

“Would you call the Gideons ‘publisher to perverts?’”

Absolutely Christianity is a cancer more corrosive than even politicians.

WykydRed
“I have inquired of people spitting “liberal” at me what exactly they mean by that term, the usual answers are: “

Did I say “liberal”?  Sorry!

don’t believe in jails
I agree except for violent offenders, and they should be made comfortable

Drugs should be free

No not free, but legal and taxed

Censorship is wrong

I agree

Churches should be taxed and kept out of society and politics

Absolutely
You think people are allowed to smoke and drink and watch pornography as they like!
Absolutely
they’re a commodity therefore, should be paid for

less sure about the “commodity part. very sure that every person who works a 40 hour week should go home with enough money to live.

BUT

I also believe in the right (and duty) to own guns,
Absolutely opposed to tax breaks for charitable contributions, opposed to institutional charity altogether.

and agree with your labeling comment.

It has been a joke, (leftist) albeit a bad one since on three different threads no one has gotten it.

My contention (on another thread) is that the far left and the far right are the same people!

Guess I shouldn’t give up my daily activities to become a comic?

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By WykydRed, July 13, 2007 at 2:37 pm Link to this comment

Oh Skruff,

Let’s clear up a few misconceptions about labeling anyone who doesn’t agree with your point of view (although not specifically YOU, just anyone who resorts to using the word “liberal” because other people do not fit into that labeler’s mindframe).

“Publisher to preverts”? Hustler is a publication for proverts! You gotta know what you’re doing to read one and giggle or guffaw as I’m sure most of Congress is in fact qualified in such matters.

“Liberal” is a misnomer used by the hertically insane to simply point out, “You’re different than me in your insane beliefs so you’re wrong and I’ll throw Our Team’s epithet at you so you’ll know the Correct in America think you’re garbage.”

I’m sure substituting the word “Constitutionalist” (which I am by the way) is a far more correct term as a good 90% of people who are called “liberals” are not in fact liberal, but adherent to the terms and strictures of the Constitution. When I have inquired of people spitting “liberal” at me what exactly they mean by that term, the usual answers are:

A) You don’t believe in jails

B) Drugs should be free

C) Censorship is wrong

D) Churches should be taxed and kept out of society and politics

and E) You think people are allowed to smoke and drink and watch pornography as they like!

... Er, okay:

a)Yes I do!

b)they’re a commodity therefore, should be paid for

c) yes it is

d) damn right

and e)hell yes, maybe all at once, even!

I think the real problem is, when you’re brainwashed by anger and hate and a need to rule, it’s difficult to discern the difference between “liberal” and “Libertarian”. And there is a difference. It gets worse when an individual’s way of thinking is proven to be criminal, treasonous and hypocritical. No one is just one thing. Varying shades of gray. Or, multi-colored rainbow hues. Whatever. <shrug>

And Chester The Molester is definitely a provert. He’s outstanding at it. I however, prefer to use the word “Republican” at him. But I like to giggle. There are so few real opportunities anymore.

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By yezbok drahcir, July 13, 2007 at 2:26 pm Link to this comment
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Okay Larry buddy, we now have feedback from 28 friends, and just one typical guest-insulting troll at 8:54 am today.  Let’s rub our “dirty” selves into their faces.  Bwah, ha, ha, ha,!

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By mespo727272, July 13, 2007 at 1:59 pm Link to this comment
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Skruff:
Looks like it only takes an eighth grade dropout to catch these hypocrits. Better to attack the messenger for his motives and background than to deal with the elitist “do as I say” mentality of our conservative “betters.” Flint looks like a modern Madame DeFarge to me chronicaling the outrageous conduct of these buffons who rule us. Vive la Revolution.

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By Stephen Smoliar, July 13, 2007 at 11:09 am Link to this comment

Skruff (#86626), I doubt that Flynt gives much thought to whether he is embraced by conservatives or liberals.  As a “dogged free-speech advocate and professional provocateur,” his crusade against hypocrisy is directed at both sides of the aisle.  On my own blog I felt it was worth observing that he has given a far more positive connotation to the noun “crusade” than Bush has in invoking it for his “mission” in the Middle East:

http://therehearsalstudio.blogspot.com/2007/07/hustler-chutzpah.html

As to your more AD HOMINEM gambits, since when has formal education had anything to do with the right to exercise free speech?  As Justice Holmes pointed out, there ARE constraints;  but the qualification of education is not one of them!  Regarding his reader base, I can only speculate that his primary motive is pushing the free-speech envelope (which I always believed was the primary motive of Lenny Bruce).  There are plenty of perverts reading the Bible, too.  Would you call the Gideons “publisher to perverts?”

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By Skruff, July 13, 2007 at 9:54 am Link to this comment
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The enemy of my enemy my friend?
The friend of my enemy my enemy?
The enemy of my friend my enemy?
The friend of my friend my friend?

Sad day for liberals when the eighth-grade drop-out, publisher to preverts, (remember chester the child molester?) Republican free commercial speech advocate becomes the voice of the “left”

Don’t any one of you want to go take a shower?

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By Regina Perretta, July 13, 2007 at 9:47 am Link to this comment
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Love ya, Larry!  Keep going.. How about bringing up again the G Bush abortion for his girlfriend.  And yeah, I agree with the person who wrote the comment about the girl found dead in Scarborough’s office. Keep investigating.  Thanks, thanks, thanks!

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By yezbok drahcir, July 13, 2007 at 9:37 am Link to this comment
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Well Larry, here’s 22 out of 22 batting for you so far.

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By Leon, July 13, 2007 at 4:04 am Link to this comment
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Let’s hope they don’t try and bog Larry down in all their slime.  I have the feeling Mr Flint will really have a great fun time taking these phonies out :D

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By sparky, July 13, 2007 at 3:52 am Link to this comment

I wish after Larry Flynt finishes cleaning house of these (Hypocrites) would check into Joe Scharborough and what happenet to his SECTARY Lori Klausutis that was found dead in his office in Flordia while good old Joe was in the House Of REP. a very strange story. He quit the HOUSE very,very shortly after she was found Dead in that OFFICE in Flordia.

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By sparky, July 13, 2007 at 3:30 am Link to this comment

I wish that Larry Flynt would look into Joe Scharborough, sect found DEAD in his offices in FLordia while he was in the HOUSE or REP., Her name was Lori Klausutis it is very coures what went on there (good old JOE SCHARBOROUGH) quit the house very very shourtly after her boudy was found in his FLORDIA office.

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By Terrence Sullivan, July 13, 2007 at 3:25 am Link to this comment
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Go Larry!!! I love to see these political and conservative evangelists exposed for what they are liars,cheats and hypocrites.  Any of us when held up to scrutiny may have fatal flaws but when you make a living and often an exorbitant living off the backs of the lower income citizens of this country, ” telling people to send in their dollars or you will go to hell.”  they deserve to be exposed and disposed of.  Yeah!  I love these conservative family value advocates who are the liars and cheats. Vote them out.

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By WykydRed, July 13, 2007 at 12:59 am Link to this comment

Larry (My Hero) is dead on. This isn’t a “witch hunt”. This is simply someone with power and money using those things to nail sanctimonious bastards to the wall. Shove your “religious elitism” people and just admit you LIKE to screw, you’ll screw outside marriage, you’ll deal and take drugs, and you’ll watch and read “porno” to your heart’s content.

Just like the rest of us want the freedom to do! Politicians are NOT gods, nor are they related in any manner TO gods, so drop the bullshit and just be people.

Oh. That would stop the bribes from the Religious Unright stuffing your pockets wouldn’t it? Hmmm… talk about a moral Gordian Knot.

It’s time to elect PEOPLE and not bartered goods with 3 houses and zero moral understanding.

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By Moonchild, July 12, 2007 at 11:41 pm Link to this comment
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Go Mr. Flynn…get Dick Cheney back for f***ing the country, and the whole world. They are nothing but psychopathic mass murderers, and war profiteering scum.  I can’t believe any woman would actually let any Middle Earth Reptilian GOP touch her…not enough money in the world. Like screwing Satan.

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By PaulMagillSmith, July 12, 2007 at 10:27 pm Link to this comment

I don’t want these creeps creeping into my bedroom checking on what I do sexually in private.

If I derive a certain pleasure about seeing one of them face ruin because of what they did sexually in private does this make me a hypocrite?

No! Nyet! Nein doch! Because I have been consistant in my claim that sexual practices are a personal issue, and never tried to impose repressive morality on anyone else for political or monetary gain.

I’ll defend Vitter’s right to sex, but slam him for his immoral, “Do as I say, not as I do” attitude.

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By DennisD, July 12, 2007 at 8:24 pm Link to this comment
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Finding hypocrites in D.C. - come on Larry, this is just too f**king easy. Larry, you’re a man of the people who is actually trying to do something positive by exposing these vermin for what they are. Please aim higher, there are bigger targets out there. Good hunting.

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By Allan Wheeler, July 12, 2007 at 7:05 pm Link to this comment

Everybody is missing the point:  Vitter confessed to a priest and was given absolution so what he did is now OK! His ILLEGAL sexual activites have been ABSOLVED. I don’t think his church says anything about hypocrisy. The important thing is to confess and have someone else tell you that the slate is now clean. Go and sin no more. Like Giuliani’s annulment, I’d love to know how much it cost, where the money went, etc., etc. And we thought selling indulgences was obsolete. Confession: new name, same old scam.

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By amphibious, July 12, 2007 at 6:26 pm Link to this comment
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How many more of these lying, gutless hypocrites need be exposed to get amerika to realise it’s NOT the sex that matters but the hypocrisy?
Proclaim whatever you wish, as long as it is your true stance. Lying, stealing,treason (as in legislating what you know to be bad for the country)can be simply dealt with, exclusion from Congress, recall & loss of pension ESP medical insurance!

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By moe, July 12, 2007 at 5:32 pm Link to this comment
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WE NEED LARRY TO GET THE SCOOP ON RUSH,MARK THE MOUTH AND THE GREAT ALDERBOY SEAN HANNITY…I THINK SEAN GJOT A LITTLE TO CLOSE TO THE PRIEST..

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By RAE, July 12, 2007 at 4:50 pm Link to this comment

” “The government, for a total of about 15 years, did everything they could to put me in prison [for publishing Hustler].  You’ve got people who don’t have an ounce of the character that I have that are running our government.  And I’m saying, this is payback time ... and payback’s a bitch!” “

Whatever you might think/feel about Larry Flynt’s views regarding the human sexualities/depravities you’ve sure gotta hand it to the guy for having the guts to call these pieces of shit politicians for what they are…. PIECES OF GUTLESS SHIT. I can’t think of a more repulsive human characteristic than that of hypocrisy. And today’s crop of spineless politicians have almost no equal in lack of honesty… unless it’s for today’s crop of VOTERS.

Remember folks… these politicians get elected BY YOU. So quit complaining - you got what you deserve.

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By cyrena, July 12, 2007 at 4:36 pm Link to this comment

#86355 by Stephen Smoliar on 7/12 at 2:19 pm

......, “with my credibility on the line, I want to go on record in my belief that Larry Flynt may have just the right desperate measures for dealing with these desperate times.”

Stephen,

I’m thinking that you don’t even have to compromise your credibility with this suggestion, just because as desperate as times are, you may very well be right. And, even if you aren’t, your guess was/is certainly as good as any other.

Maybe Larry CAN do what needs to be done better than anybody else has managed to so far. And at this point, it’s like…WHATEVER IT TAKES!!!

I’m desperate, so I’ll hope on just about anything.

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By ardee, July 12, 2007 at 4:06 pm Link to this comment

Vitter was a key component in the Clinton impeachment along with Livingstone and DeLay. When Livingstone was caught with his “pants down” it was Vitter who insisted that Livingston resign. How now Davie boy?

I believe that when interviewed during the heyday of the Clinton impeachment Mrs. Vitter said that if HER husband ever cheated on her she would geld him immediately! Watch out Davie, one falsetto speaking legislator coming right up!

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By CitizenDefender, July 12, 2007 at 4:03 pm Link to this comment

“He was having sex in the outhouse with his mother. Of course it was parody!” I am paraphrasing Mr. Flint from one of his prior lawsuits.

I believe Mr. Flint is motivated not just by the payback issue but also because he has become a more spiritual person over the years since being paralyzed.

Love or hate the guy, one has to admire his tenacity to go after the hypocrites that have weaseled their way into national politics.

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By dick, July 12, 2007 at 3:58 pm Link to this comment
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God has already forgiven Larry, who has done a useful service in exposing a small part of the enormous hypocrisy, duplicity,  and deception in Washington.

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By stainless, July 12, 2007 at 3:25 pm Link to this comment

Larry Flynt is my favorite Republican. Wish he would run for President again.  I am depending upon him to clean up the party.  His contribution is appreciated!

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By Stephen Smoliar, July 12, 2007 at 3:19 pm Link to this comment

I took a lot of flack for my critical view of Bill Moyers, my injunction “to sharpen our weapons of ridicule and use them more effectively,” and my attempt to use V FOR VENDETTA as a case study;  so, with my credibility on the line, I want to go on record in my belief that Larry Flynt may have just the right desperate measures for dealing with these desperate times!

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By beelzabush666, July 12, 2007 at 2:49 pm Link to this comment

it is almost inevitable that those who obsess on the sexual behavior of others are themselves troubled by sexuality. Yes, its very gratifying to see these phonies prancing back and forth clutching a Bible and condemning all manner of sexual behavior and then be exposed for their own “errors”.

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By K.S., July 12, 2007 at 2:37 pm Link to this comment
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Rep. Colin Peterson - Minnesota - stepped out on his wife for years - at least someone is making some of these self-righteous leaders of the moral compass come clean.  But, will Congressman Peterson…nope.

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By Dan, July 12, 2007 at 2:30 pm Link to this comment
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I read Larry’s 2004 book: Sex, lies, & politics: the naked truth, earlier this year. I recommend it highly to everyone interested in this area. Get it at your library. Not only is Larry a real hero to us civil liberties types, but he can really writewell. He’s done more to make America free than most of our elected or appointed officials at any level of government.

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By DAG, July 12, 2007 at 2:16 pm Link to this comment

Go Larry!  Go!  Do for us what we are not able to do for ourselves.  Expose them for what they are.  Let the chips fall where they may.

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By THOMAS BILLIS, July 12, 2007 at 2:01 pm Link to this comment
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You go girl.If they want to take the high moral road in public and the low road in private why not expose them.As far as the Republicans go how much credence can you put in a little boys statement.

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