September 29, 2006

Mark Foley's "Outreach" To Youths At Risk Of Being Hot
— Ace

How To Ruin Your Life, Part 7,654.

"Maf54" is Mark Foley.

Maf54: You in your boxers, too?

Teen: Nope, just got home. I had a college interview that went late.

Maf54: Well, strip down and get naked.

...

Maf54: What ya wearing?
Teen: tshirt and shorts
Maf54: Love to slip them off of you.

...

Maf54: Do I make you a little horny?
Teen: A little.
Maf54: Cool.

But there's more:

Maf54: Do you like watching Gladiator movies, Joey?

Teen: Uhmm... I guess.

Maf54: Have you ever seen a grown man naked?

Teen: Where is this heading?

Maf54: Do you have any Irish in you, Joey?

Teen: No.

Maf54: Would you like some?

Teen: That's not even from the same movie.

Looks like there will be an investigation after all:

The language gets much more graphic, too graphic to be broadcast, and at one point the congressman appears to be describing Internet sex.

Federal authorities say such messages could result in Foley's prosecution, under some of the same laws he helped to enact.

Yes, enact. Check it out:

Mark also has worked closely with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and John Walsh (host of Fox TV’s America’s Most Wanted) on a variety of child protection programs. Among the latest of these is a program designed to show children how to protect themselves from online predators.

The liberals are going to have a field day, but hey, apparently his advice for children protecting themselves against Internet predators worked, baby.

Why would he take the lead in such a legislative scheme?

1) To insulate himself against just these charges, just as Al Gore began a born-again campaign finance reformer after taking tons of dirty money from ChiCom agents passing donations through Buddhist nuns; and

2) Acess to all that Pete Townsend-style "child porn research."


Posted by: Ace at 01:20 PM | Comments (129)
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1 Hey, is that a "Big Tent", or are you just happy to see me?

Posted by: OCBill at September 29, 2006 01:24 PM (ckGnY)

2 Gah. that is nasty, eeeewwww.


He needs to spend time in prison. Scratch that, a long time.

Posted by: Sinistar at September 29, 2006 01:25 PM (jhhLS)

3 This is gross stuff. I could care less about Foley being gay, but chasing 16 year old staffers (male or female) is a bit much. The kid wasn't even 18 and Foley is essentially a stalker.

Posted by: Joe at September 29, 2006 01:29 PM (+GRGs)

4 The only timing I'm going to question in this case is if he doesn't have to do any.

Posted by: mesablue at September 29, 2006 01:33 PM (DzeyU)

5 Gays do love their Boy Toys

Posted by: syn at September 29, 2006 01:33 PM (21Ssw)

6 This is inexcusable and indefensible. Get rid of him asap--him and any other politician, regardless of party who's doing this kind of thing.

Posted by: ahem at September 29, 2006 01:34 PM (LKeGU)

7 According to the article, his behavior was well enough known that pages would warn off others from working for his office. Amazing what you can get away with if you have a little power *cough* Mary Jo Kopechne *cough*.

Think about all the shit that happens on the Hill that we don't know about. It's a shame that such a great country is led by such small men. Ultimately it will be our downfall.

Posted by: Warden at September 29, 2006 01:35 PM (QWUn5)

8 While we're on this topic, I've been meaning to ask, what are you wearing, Ace?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2006 01:35 PM (rnOZq)

9 Now if Foley had just kept these exchanges to boys 18 and up, he would have been ok. President Bill Clinton set that fine example for us, afterall.

Posted by: Warden at September 29, 2006 01:37 PM (QWUn5)

10

How is this for irony:  tonight on NBC is another installment of <i>To Catch a Predator</i>.


No word yet if this episode was filmed on Capitol Hill....


Posted by: Mark at September 29, 2006 01:44 PM (qXXpB)

11 Has Excitable Andy commented on this yet?

Posted by: Old Coot at September 29, 2006 01:48 PM (K13iK)

12 what a creep! the irony is overwhelming. we just got to see a fake conservative immolate himself in front of the whole country. the voters are going to do that to his party in november!


Posted by: ryan at September 29, 2006 01:58 PM (AS5Mx)

13 Why would he take the lead in such a legislative scheme?

A not so secretly (but still secretly) gay Republican congressman, who is actually supersecretly pedophillic, and is rated 83% (good) by the Christian somethingorother association leads a legislative assault on pedophilia, and it's suprising? The guy's a walking bunch of TV-cop-show-psychological-cliches fueled by the neuroses of maintaining multiple facades. Look up "self hate" and "wanting to get caught" in some psychological text, and you'll find this guy's picture.

I notice he's R.C., too. I wonder if there are any priests in his closet? That would just be too over the top cliche land, though. Even without them, I smell a TV movie, pobably to come out right before the '08 elections.


Posted by: Shallot at September 29, 2006 01:59 PM (N00DH)

14 How is this for irony: tonight on NBC is another installment of To Catch a Predator.

It would be SO awesome if they had caught Foley this way.

"Uh.......wait, I think I'm in the wrong house....."
"Mr. Foley, I'm going to have to ask you to take a seat. Here, have one of our cookies."
"Uh......um.......I....this was all a mistake....."
"We have your chat transcripts......now, this part about you wanting to suck his big, teen cock, what exactly did you mean by that?"
"I was worried about him! He sounded depressed! I just wanted to check on him!!!"

Posted by: Vyce at September 29, 2006 01:59 PM (kAzPf)

15 Maybe we could tatoo something on his forehead...

Posted by: at September 29, 2006 02:06 PM (TZVNO)

16 ryan -

Glass houses. Rock throwing. Get the picture?

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 02:06 PM (P4zSX)

17 Ryan's just jealous that he didn't get any emails.

Posted by: Warden at September 29, 2006 02:11 PM (QWUn5)

18

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a look of misery and dejection on the face of my daughter as I just did a moment ago. She just couldn’t understand why Rep. Mark Foley (R-FLA) resigned his house seat. “Doesn’t Representative Foley care about little children anymore?,” she asked pitifully.



I sat down with her on the sofa and (as calmly as I could) tried to explain to her why Representative Foley seems to be abandoning his party. “Honey, I think Representative Foley is a sick mother– It’s too bad that he’s a Republican; if he were a Democrat, the Progressives would cluster around to protect him and he’d be invited to the Oprah Winfrey Show to sob on her expansive bosom. As it is, he’ll probably hang himself in a lonely cell in Miami.”



I tried to keep my voice steady, but it became increasingly difficult--the rage and feelings of helplessness were just too much. I think my daughter could tell something was wrong. Tears fell down the front of her beautiful blue dress. I found myself at such a loss for words--nothing made any sense; nothing makes sense anymore. I finally had to admit, “Honey, I just don’t know-–I don’t know what’s going on in this country anymore…”



When I finished her lower lip started to tremble and her eyes began to fill with tears, “Daddy” she said, “why are Republicans trying to seduce young interns? What are they doing this to the country?” Well, that was it for me: I finally fell apart. She just fell into my arms and we both began sobbing for several minutes.



For once she had to comfort me and help me back on my feet. Sometimes I just think it’s too much, but sensing the strength in my young daughter’s voice helped me to get through.



h/t, Cheche.


Posted by: A Man From Hope at September 29, 2006 02:13 PM (LKeGU)

19 Warden, WTF ? A Republican congressman get's caught being a pedophile, and you use it, not once, but twice in 4 minutes as a springboard to bring up the peccadillos of opposition party pols (neither of which involved minors, mind you.)

It's people like you that makes people think Republicans are ruthless, morally adrift and obsessed with power. Sometimes, it's not about politics, it's about what is right. I'd even say Foley has his hat on straighter than you, as he saw the damage he had done and gracefully bowed out before it got ugly. But attempting to minimize it is just despicable.

I'm new here, so tell me to F off. But making hay out of this just feeds the disease that has become politics in this country.

Posted by: Shallot at September 29, 2006 02:22 PM (HD5yI)

20 (neither of which involved minors, mind you.)

Well, what the kid went through is pretty bad, and I hope Foley is prosecuted to the full extent of the laws he helped pass (oh, the irony), but the kid isn't dead, unlike the unfortunate women Ted Kennedy killed.

I think the point Warden was trying to make, and it is a fair one, is that Republicans are better overall at disciplining their members than Democrats.  The opposition party often rallies around their criminals.  We get rid of ours.

So who, exactly, is "ruthless, morally adrift and obsessed with power?"  I'd say it is those who put party above principle or law, myself.

But that's just me.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 02:31 PM (hIM3t)

21 FYI. According to About-DOT-com and their listing for Age of Consent by State, Foley would definitely have no legal worries in these states (male homosexual sex consent age 16 or younger): Alaska, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington. He would probably have no problem in these states (no specific age of consent for homosexual sex, but heterosexual age of consent is age 16 or younger): Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia

Ace, if you're monitoring, Canada allows hot girl on girl action at the tender age of 14, but makes the boys wait until 18.

Posted by: OCBill at September 29, 2006 02:33 PM (ckGnY)

22 The age of consent in Maine is 16?

That's it.  I'm locking my daughter up until she's 40.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 02:37 PM (hIM3t)

23 I'd even say Foley has his hat on straighter than you,

Fuck you, pal. I didn't excuse his behavior anywhere in this thread. Read more carefully before you get all emotional and write some kneejerk bullshit, asshole.

I've argued here before that both the Republicans and the Democrats are sleazy, arrogant, gutless, and corrupt. The difference betweem the two is that Republicans generally own up and accept the consequences of their behavior when they are caught doing something unethical and illegal while Democrats do not.

I brought up Clinton and Kennedy to highlight this difference and will continue to beat that horse until the day I die because not one fucking Democrat ever held them accountable.

Mark Foley should not only resign, he should be charged with soliciting a minor and thrown in prison upon conviction. That clear enough for you, fucknuts?

Posted by: Warden at September 29, 2006 02:37 PM (QWUn5)

24 Speaking of hats, Shallot, if you're a Republican I'll eat mine.

Funny how posters I've never heard of always pop up to lecture us on how conservatives should behave.

Posted by: Warden at September 29, 2006 02:40 PM (QWUn5)

25 Ace, you're missing your Republicna talking point e-mails again (pay more attention to Rove's e-mails, especially if flagged as "important").

You were supposed to bury this story, as it makes a Republican look bad. If asked you were supposed to plead ignorant. No posts at all, you do know how to bury a story, right?

How can we run a top-down lockstep organization with wingnuts like you going off-topic all the time?

*Sigh* we'll never complete with Kos Kids this way.

Posted by: Gekkobear at September 29, 2006 02:41 PM (09QG8)

26 Oh, Now for real.

Good job Ace. Keep everyone honest, and hold everyone to the same standards.

Posted by: Gekkobear at September 29, 2006 02:42 PM (09QG8)

27 Shallot, what Warden said.

But I still would like to know why Dems not only supported but re-elected Gerry Studds to Congress after he actually had sex with a 17 year old male page. Do you see why people think Dems are the party who is ruthless, morally adrift and obsessed with power?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2006 02:45 PM (rnOZq)

28 "Ace, if you're monitoring, Canada allows hot girl on girl action at the tender age of 14..."

Does the law specify that it has to be hot girl on girl action? Because if they have a "no fat chicks" clause in there, Canada isn't as lame as I thought.

Posted by: at September 29, 2006 02:47 PM (6GK9U)

29 I understand Mark Foley has apologized, and that he has solemnly pledged to turn over a new leaf ... just as soon as he gets to the bottom of this page.

Posted by: Alex at September 29, 2006 02:48 PM (fgyj8)

30 DU dug up some article in the Gay City News about whether or not Foley was in the closet.

The left will only have a field day with the story if Foley stays in the closet, assuming that he is in the closet. Should Foley come out, then the narrative changes from Republican preys on young boys to homosexual preys on young boys.

The left would not perpetuate that narrative.

Posted by: rw at September 29, 2006 02:52 PM (aVixU)

31 But I still would like to know why Dems not only supported but re-elected Gerry Studds to Congress after he actually had sex with a 17 year old male page

Jack, no fair. Shallot came here to gloat and you're ruining his fun!

Posted by: Warden at September 29, 2006 02:53 PM (QWUn5)

32 This is disgusting...DISGUSTING, I say...

It's almost like discovering a "Richard Byrd" or "Bubba" or "Barney Frank" (not that there's anything wrong w/that) in your OWN Party.

Posted by: franksalterego at September 29, 2006 02:56 PM (5HXku)

33 Ah, Barney Frank.

There's two words for you to google, Shallot: Steve Gobie.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 03:04 PM (hIM3t)

34 I'm new here, so tell me to F off.

F off, troll. Happy birthday.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 03:07 PM (P4zSX)

35 Slublog

is that Republicans are better overall at disciplining their members than Democrats.

1) Foley resigned, wasn't disciplined by R memebers.

2) Like the R (Hastings) led ethics committee vigorous prosecution of the K street scandal, regardless of where the chips might fall?

3) And the new congressional ethics 45 day sunset rule is an example of that?

4) Or the fact that the other pages, not the R leadership, had to warn these kids?

5) Maybe if Warden had mentioned Gerry Studds he'd have a valid argument. But he didn't, so excuse me if I see this as blame shifting or minimizing.

As I mentioned in the other thread, the R leadership is probably guilty of letting this guy have a seat on the MEC committee, in the name of political power, as opposed to principle.

Warden:

Speaking of hats, Shallot, if you're a Republican I'll eat mine.

Funny how posters I've never heard of always pop up to lecture us on how conservatives should behave.

You don't know me from Adam, buddy. So much for the big tent. Address some of the issues I've pointed out above and maybe I'll care.

Second thought, never mind. Maybe I'll just find another conservative blog where people are actually concerned about fixing the issues that I'm afraid will lose us the next election.


Posted by: Shallot at September 29, 2006 03:08 PM (vZ4UJ)

36 Dammit, dude.  Fix your HTML.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 03:12 PM (hIM3t)

37
Second thought, never mind. Maybe I'll just find another conservative
blog where people are actually concerned about fixing the issues that
I'm afraid will lose us the next election.


"Us?"

That's funny stuff right there.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 03:16 PM (hIM3t)

38 I don't know about you guys and gals but I'm not going to debate a gigantic green onion. Even if it is 'conservative'.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 03:17 PM (P4zSX)

39 Maybe you should find another conservative blog, by the way.  We've had our quota of fake conservatives this week.

Did you people take a class or something?

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 03:17 PM (hIM3t)

40 Do you guys like gladiator movies?

Posted by: Dan Collins at September 29, 2006 03:18 PM (6+A8I)

41 Dan, have you ever been to a Turkish prison?

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 03:19 PM (hIM3t)

42 Do I make you a little horny? Do I make you randy, baby?

Posted by: Dan Collins at September 29, 2006 03:19 PM (6+A8I)

43 That sort of thing is not my bag, baby.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 03:20 PM (hIM3t)

44 Hey Man from Hope! You got us mixed up with Mel Reynolds- D Illinois. Your daughter's safe with Foley. However, after reading that story about Bruce McMahan, I'm not so sure your daughter's safe with you.

Posted by: Bernard at September 29, 2006 03:20 PM (woa4H)

45 Slub--
Chill. There are just some memes that deserve to live in infamy.

Posted by: Dan Collins at September 29, 2006 03:21 PM (6+A8I)

46 Sorry...sorry...

But I thought you said your name was a lot of...um...never mind.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 03:22 PM (hIM3t)

47 I can't wait to try out "do you like to watch gladiator movies?" on the next troll who happens by.

Posted by: Dan Collins at September 29, 2006 03:22 PM (6+A8I)

48 excuse me if I see this as blame shifting or minimizing.

Yeah. Like how I said he should go to jail. Mmmmhmmmm.

No, blame shifting and minimizing belong to the win-at-all-costs Democrats who keep former Klansmen like Robert Byrd.

You don't know me from Adam, buddy. So much for the big tent. Address some of the issues I've pointed out above and maybe I'll care.

Bwahahahahahaha! God, you lefties are so fucking weak. It took like, what, two posts to sniff you out?

Liars and cheats, all of you. We've had about 10 of you slither through here in the last month all with the same phoney conservative routine. Pathetic.

.

Posted by: Warden at September 29, 2006 03:29 PM (N/yGi)

49 Maybe if Warden had mentioned Gerry Studds

Who I was just going to mention in fact. He was diddling a 17 year old "youth".

Guess what happened to him?
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.
.
.
.
You got it - nothing.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at September 29, 2006 03:35 PM (8uJYe)

50 --Address some of the issues I've pointed out above and maybe I'll care. -

Yeah, doncha just love those demands from an anonymous poster as if they have some authority on the internets or you care if they care?

Posted by: topsecretk9 at September 29, 2006 03:39 PM (ugW7b)

51 For the record, Pete Townshend was cleared of child porn charges. But as usual, the charges are news, whereas the actual outcome isn't. Let's get our facts straight, huh guys? I know it makes for a funny line, but the innuendo is unfair.

Posted by: Will Traynor at September 29, 2006 03:41 PM (ASbRK)

52 I've never known a homosexual male that I didn't suspect of harboring a desire for teenage boys.

Even gay men in their fifties and sixties.

Even gay men in "stable, long-term partnerships."

OTOH, I could probably say something similar about teenage girls and married men in their dotage, so maybe the moral is not quite as strong as it might appear.

Posted by: slinkybender at September 29, 2006 03:42 PM (hCrIF)

53 Studds...totaly forgot about that....he even turned his back when he was being censured and said it was nobodies business what he and his 17 year were doing.

Posted by: topsecretk9 at September 29, 2006 03:44 PM (ugW7b)

54 The name of Ted Kennedy must be mentioned again here.

The man is responsible for the death of another human being and he has never faced any sort of consequence for his actions (or inactions, as it were).  In fact, liberals like to refer to the Bloated One as the "conscience of the Senate."


Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 03:44 PM (hIM3t)

55 Pete Townshend was cleared of child porn charges

Of course he was. After all, he was just doing some 'research'.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 03:46 PM (P4zSX)

56 Let's get our facts straight, huh guys? I know it makes for a funny line, but the innuendo is unfair.

Hey, if fair gets in the way of funny, that's just the way it is.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 03:48 PM (hIM3t)

57 BrewFan, he WAS cleared after a four-month investigation. I guess that doesn't compute.

Posted by: Will Traynor at September 29, 2006 03:51 PM (ASbRK)

58 Will, I think Brew is messing around with you.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 03:54 PM (UDi6h)

59 the thing that makes it outrageous is that the kids went up there to learn about Congress. i guess they did, huh. i hope this is Congress hitting bottom. i don't see how those guys could get any lower.
i just wish i could go up there and bring a giant picture of this guy and just start laughing in all those congressional creeps' faces

Posted by: ryan at September 29, 2006 03:55 PM (AS5Mx)

60 If by 'cleared' you mean agree to be placed on the sex offenders registry for 5 years, you are absolutely correct PeterWill.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 03:55 PM (P4zSX)

61 And you know Peter is innocent if Dean thinks so.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 03:57 PM (P4zSX)

62 Rough Boys Lyrics - Pete Townsend

Tough boys
Running the streets
Come a little closer
Rough toys
Under the sheets
Nobody knows her
Rough boys
Don't walk away
I very nearly missed you
Tough boys
Come over here
I wanna bite and kiss you

I wanna see what I can find
Tough kids
Take a bottle of wine
When your deal is broken
Ten quid
She's so easy to find
Not a word is spoken
Rough boys
Don't walk away
I'm still pretty blissed here
Tough boy
I'm gonna carry you home
You got pretty pissed dear

Gonna get inside you
Gonna get inside your bitter mind

Rough boys
Don't walk away
I wanna buy you leather
Make noise
Try and talk me away
We can't be seen together
Tough kids
What can I do?
I'm so pale and weedy
Rough fits
In my Hush Puppy shoes
But I'm still pleading

Tough boys
Running the streets
Come a little closer
Rough toys
Under the sheets
Nobody knows her
Rough boys
Don't walk away
I very nearly missed you
Tough boys
Come over here
I wanna bite and kiss you

I wanna see what I can find!

Posted by: Warden at September 29, 2006 03:58 PM (N/yGi)

63 ryan, what's worse; getting a blow job from an intern or having sex chats with pages? I'm thinking they are both despicable acts.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 03:59 PM (P4zSX)

64 i hope this is Congress hitting bottom

I think that was Foley's intent.

Badump-chizzzz!

Posted by: Warden at September 29, 2006 03:59 PM (N/yGi)

65 BTW, ryan, I'm exploring the Leinenkugel's space tonight. How about you?

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 04:04 PM (P4zSX)

66

getting a blow job from an intern or having sex chats with pages


An adult intern versus an underage page?


Sorry, not even close.


 


 


Posted by: EricH at September 29, 2006 04:07 PM (zauWt)

67 Gotta agree with Eric here - Foley's actions are far more despicable.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 04:11 PM (UDi6h)

68 My confidential sources just forwarded a couple of the essays a prospective page has to write as part of their application process. These were submitted to Foley's office for review

Posted by: Purple Avenger at September 29, 2006 04:18 PM (8uJYe)

69 "Sorry, not even close."

I agree, even bearing in mind that Foley never actually touched this particular kid (that we know of), and even bearing in mind that it was Monica freakin' Lewinski.

That said, Clinton's other sexual depradations, as well as the cover-ups, are worse than Foley's chat sessions, IMO. The problem with the underage boys is inability to formulate consent, and consequent lack of consent. If Clinton's serially sexually assualting women, that also means lack of consent. And the act (Clinton) is worse than the intent (Foley).

Posted by: Sobek at September 29, 2006 04:18 PM (6GK9U)

70 Who the hell is Dean? I'm talking about the facts. But don't let them get in the way of your innuendo. Is there some part of "cleared of all charges" you can't get your head wrapped around?

Posted by: Will Traynor at September 29, 2006 04:18 PM (ASbRK)

71 These 'facts', Willy?

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 04:24 PM (P4zSX)

72 haha warden.
you guys keep saying clinton raped somebody. i never heard that except from ann coulter and she isn't somebody who i give credence to. as for leinenkugel, i dunno what you're talking about.
but i agree. clinton is as big a creep as any of them. what do u guys think about Kissinger being a secret adviser to Bush? geez, maybe that's why things are so shitty over there!
anyways, we need to junk the whole lot--i say we vote against every single incumbent--except for dennis kucinich--and throw them all out!

Posted by: ryan at September 29, 2006 04:28 PM (AS5Mx)

73 oh, i almost forgot, every incumbent except dennis kucinich AND russ feingold!

Posted by: ryan at September 29, 2006 04:30 PM (AS5Mx)

74 Eric,

Actual adultery is worse then pretend adultery? How might that be? (btw, I'm not defending this guy for going after teenagers, I'm pointing out for our liberal visitor that you can't have your cake and eat it too)

Slu,

You're harshing by buzz, dude

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 04:30 PM (P4zSX)

75 i never heard that except from ann coulter and she isn't somebody who i give credence to.

Then you weren't paying attention.  There was an interview.

Sleep it off, ryan.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 04:31 PM (UDi6h)

76 ryan how old are you? 12?

Take a gander here and tell me this is all a vast right wing conspiracy. There are others.

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/Juanita.htm

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2006 04:32 PM (rnOZq)

77 These facts, Brew. And your play on my name is quite childish. I see that crap on Daily Kos and the other lib sites. Grow up.

From the AP:

"Following a four-month investigation, Who guitarist Pete Townshend has been cleared of child pornography charges.
However, London's Metropolitan Police have taken the precaution of placing the rocker on a national register of sex offenders for paying to access a child pornography site in 1999."

So if you wanna compare him to Foley go right ahead. Foley is dead in the water.

Posted by: Will Traynor at September 29, 2006 04:32 PM (ASbRK)

78 Sorry, brew.

Ryan, seriously . Go to sleep before there are drunken apologies involved.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 04:32 PM (UDi6h)

79 Actual adultery is worse then pretend adultery?

You know what I mean. Don't make me get out another Leinenkugel.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 04:34 PM (P4zSX)

80 And your play on my name is quite childish.

Butch up, junior.

I see that crap on Daily Kos and the other lib sites.

Why doesn't this suprise me?

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 04:44 PM (P4zSX)

81 as for leinenkugel, i dunno what you're talking about.

Heathen.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 04:52 PM (P4zSX)

82 Junior now? How original. I thought libs were the only ones who resorted to name-calling when they can't make an argument. lol

Posted by: Will Traynor at September 29, 2006 04:53 PM (ASbRK)

83 I've never had a leinie's.  They don't sell them many places up here.

Posted by: Slublog at September 29, 2006 04:55 PM (UDi6h)

84 An adult intern versus an underage page?

What are we talking about here? Grown men, both with positions of authority in their 40's, one with a 20 year old, one with a 17 year old? No way you will catch me defending Foley, but don't pretend it is not the same problem. Especially considering Clinton Actually went through with it.

Posted by: sockpuppet in training at September 29, 2006 04:59 PM (JQFcC)

85 Laugh all you want Willy, but the last guy who gives a link wins. Which means you lose. After all, anybody can type 'from the AP'.

Sorry, but those are the rules.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 05:02 PM (P4zSX)

86 Ahhh, ok, I made it up. And it was from the AP, which you cannot trust anyway. I get it now, Stew. I didn't read the "Ace Posting Rules Handbook."

Posted by: Will Traynor at September 29, 2006 05:04 PM (ASbRK)

87 I thought Monica was 19 and the page was 16. Same split between the ages.

Basically, both sleazebags.

Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at September 29, 2006 05:04 PM (f7SjF)

88 I mean that Clinton and Foley are both sleazebags, not their young prey.

Posted by: adolfo_velasquez at September 29, 2006 05:05 PM (f7SjF)

89 Yo everybody, check this out. Now I'm going to argue with myself:

I implied that actual adultery was worse then virtual adultery. From an orthodox Christian viewpoint this is wrong. My bad. Sorry.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 05:06 PM (P4zSX)

90 Actually, Foley was 51 and the intern was 16 at the time of the emails. He is 52 and the intern is 17 now. I'm reading these IMs - this is pretty bad stuff, geez.

Posted by: Will Traynor at September 29, 2006 05:10 PM (ASbRK)

91 I didn't read the "Ace Posting Rules Handbook."

Look, I forgive you for your impertinence because I understand the folly of youth. Go forth and sin no more.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 05:12 PM (P4zSX)

92 And for the record - a 50 year old man trying to talk an underage boy into having sex is much worse than a 50 year old man having sex with an adult woman.

And there you have it. Of course, as was pointed out the 'adult' woman was 20 and the 50 year old man was the President of the United States. I think you're a homophobe, 'A'.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 05:36 PM (P4zSX)

93 The page was male ? does it make me alook like a misogynist/homophobe cretin if i take back what I said ?

My apologies EricH, you were right. No comparison.

See what i just did there ? Guilt by association. Layers.

Posted by: sockpuppet in training at September 29, 2006 05:39 PM (JQFcC)

94 And for the record - a 50 year old man trying to talk an underage boy into having sex is much worse than a 50 year old man having sex with an adult woman.

Not when the 20 yr. old woman is an employee of the married 50 yr. old man.
And it's not a matter of worseness. Both are wrong.

Posted by: harrison at September 29, 2006 05:40 PM (yYMAJ)

95 Foley is disgusting.

I have to ask, though, guys. The kid says he's already told Foley how big he is. Is that normal guy conversation? Cause it seems to me that about the time the Congressman asks you that the first time is when you should take him off your buddies list.

Posted by: MayBee at September 29, 2006 05:46 PM (IW5ZY)

96 does it make me alook like a misogynist/homophobe cretin if i take back what I said ?

Yes, it does.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 05:47 PM (P4zSX)

97 I will take the hit for the team, Brewfan. As long as I get to drag ericH down with me. Thanks for letting the Cards back in it btw. I hold you personally responsible.

Posted by: sockpuppet in training at September 29, 2006 05:52 PM (JQFcC)

98 Re: adultery

Mostly I use my right hand. On occassion, though, I stray. While my right hand is experienced and familiar...and we're, like, old friends, sometimes I like to take a walk on the wild left hand side. Sure, it can be awkward. But always thrilling and dangerous.

Is this wrong? In my opinion, it's why the put the "bi" in ambidextrous. Must be some kind of AOSLifestyle rule on this.

Disclaimer: both hands are of age at the time of this posting.

Posted by: genghis at September 29, 2006 06:00 PM (0/c+a)

99 Oh boy. A bad 5th inning. Don't worry, we'll try again tomorrow. The Astro's suck but less so then the Cardinals.

Of course, everybody sucks less then the Brewers. Maybe next year...

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 06:03 PM (P4zSX)

100 Of course, everybody sucks less then the Brewers. Maybe next year...

Except my Nationals.

Posted by: harrison at September 29, 2006 06:10 PM (yYMAJ)

101

An adult intern versus an underage page?


Hmm, my understanding is the age of consent in DC is 16. So underage may not be (technically) correct since the intern was 17 at the time.


So, legally I guess Foley is in the clear. He won't go to jail.


Anyway, he's gone. He should be. Good riddance.


Which reminds me of the Lenny Bruce line in the 1950s about arresting homosexual men and locking them up: "I really dig what they do with a homosexual in this country. They put him into a prison with a lot of other men. That's a really good punishment." 


Posted by: EricH at September 29, 2006 06:13 PM (zauWt)

102 Except my Nationals.

So was the train going off the tracks irony or what?

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 06:15 PM (P4zSX)

103 Anyway, he's gone. He should be. Good riddance.

I think all of us agree on this point.

Posted by: BrewFan at September 29, 2006 06:18 PM (P4zSX)

104 Are there other teams in the National League besides the Mets?

I hadn't noticed.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2006 06:18 PM (rnOZq)

105 So was the train going off the tracks irony or what?
It's...uh...a building year.
Yeah, that's it!

Posted by: harrison at September 29, 2006 06:23 PM (yYMAJ)

106 All those wins for nothing Jack. Good luck with Orlando and Tom. what is their combined age? 87?

Posted by: sockpuppet in training at September 29, 2006 06:24 PM (JQFcC)

107 Don't forget me! I'm old too!

Posted by: Pedro at September 29, 2006 06:30 PM (P4zSX)

108 I'm fairly certain the Seahawks will take care of the Mets on Sunday.

Posted by: genghis at September 29, 2006 06:30 PM (0/c+a)

109 I would think that would be on the low end, sockpuppet.

But I do know for sure they have a combined 25 wins and Orlando has one of the best post season records in the history of the game and Glavine is going to the Hall of Fame just like Clemens, who he is younger than.

Pa dow baby. Playoffs.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2006 06:30 PM (rnOZq)

110 Ouch! I theenk I pulled sometheeng when I typed that!

Posted by: Pedro at September 29, 2006 06:30 PM (P4zSX)

111 Look at all the haters coming out of the woodwork.

You aren't gonna spoil this for me you "its a rebuilding year" wannabees. The Mets are AMAZING!

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2006 06:36 PM (rnOZq)

112 "Federal authorities say such messages could result in Foley's prosecution, under some of the same laws he helped to enact."

GOOD!!!! I don't care what his sexual orientation is.....a 50+ year old hitting on a 16 year old is child abuse.

Posted by: Punkins at September 29, 2006 07:19 PM (GX0/3)

113 with an adult woman

Since Monica has now been declared an adult woman, does this mean we can quit calling 20-something rioting muslims "youths"?

Geez, I hope so - that trope is pretty worn out.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at September 29, 2006 07:24 PM (8uJYe)

114 This will be seen as proof that Republicans have a culture of corruption, but what famous Democrat was caught not just tming his intern but receiving lip service, so to speak and not only didn't resign in shame, but was supported by his own party, declared to be entitled to one free grope, and kept his job on the grounds that his private behavior, or behavior with his privates, was nobody else's business, and this was "just sex," anyway?

Then there's Senator Menendez of New Joisy and Senator Toricelli before him.

Foley's seat is all but conceded to the Dems.

Who then has the culture of corruption?


Posted by: AST at September 29, 2006 09:27 PM (FN9Es)

115 Ditch the Digg links till you figure it out.

Posted by: Tank at September 30, 2006 12:25 AM (aOeXm)

116 Since WuzzaDem is slacking off lately, I beat him to it: The Foley IMs, dramatized.

Posted by: AliBubba at September 30, 2006 01:55 AM (HqEaL)

117 "Posted by: JackStraw on September 29, 2006 06:35 PM
Now if Foley had just kept these exchanges to boys 18 and up, he would have been ok. President Bill Clinton set that fine example for us, afterall."

A sixteen year old is NOT a consenting adult.

Posted by: Jeebus at September 30, 2006 02:00 AM (jznKg)

118 Sorry Jeebus, it wasn't me.

Other than that I agree with you. We should take their car keys away, too.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 30, 2006 03:35 AM (rnOZq)

119 "To insulate himself against just these charges, just as Al Gore began a born-again campaign finance reformer after taking tons of dirty money from ChiCom agents passing donations through Buddhist nuns"

This would be a really good point, if it were true.

Posted by: jri at September 30, 2006 03:35 AM (NQlI4)

120 "To insulate himself against just these charges, just as Al Gore began a born-again campaign finance reformer after taking tons of dirty money from ChiCom agents passing donations through Buddhist nuns"

More on this: lets not forget "the Parlor Maid".

Katrina Leung who's day job as Republican Fundraiser and Real Estate scammer didn't interfere with her night job as "ChiCom" spy.

The Republlican Party, party of pedofiles, enemy spies, blowhards, and creeps. You people deserve eachother.


=

Posted by: at September 30, 2006 03:42 AM (NQlI4)

121 Maybee:
I have to ask, though, guys. The kid says he's already told Foley how big he is. Is that normal guy conversation?
On this site, it is.

Posted by: David Ross at September 30, 2006 05:59 AM (vFypy)

122

A sixteen year old is NOT a consenting adult.


FWIW, age of consent in D.C. is 16.


Not sure if the page was in the District at the time or in the suburbs.


 


Posted by: EricH at September 30, 2006 06:33 AM (zauWt)

123 "oh, i almost forgot, every incumbent except dennis kucinich AND russ feingold!
Posted by ryan at September 29, 2006 09:30 PM "

Ah, Feingold. The co-signer of a bill that makes it MUCH harder to remove any incumbent.

If you're a huge supporter of Feingold and the Incumbnet Protection act (oops, Campaign Finance Reform) then I can safely say that we will have few if any overlaps where we agree.

If you honestly believe that the First Amendment doesn't cover Political speech, or that removing the first amendment without going through the proper process is upholding an Oath to defend the Constitution; and you're hoping for more Senators Like Feingold (or McCain) then I have one thought.

I'm sorely disappointed that your vote counts as much as mine does.

I'm not fond of Kucinich, but at least he isn't a known oath-breaker who has decided his personal views trump the Constitution (like McCain-Feingold).

Posted by: Gekkobear at September 30, 2006 07:43 AM (09QG8)

124

The Republican Party, the party of pedofiles (sic), enemy spies, blowhards and creeps.


That's pretty weak, #121, you've got one example of a possible pedophile, a chicom mole, who


Posted by: Nice Deb at September 30, 2006 07:45 AM (9ftXk)

125

whoops, let me continue where I left off,


a Chicom mole who used her "Republicanism" as a front to steal secrets for China. This is a story of FBI bungling, not Republican corruption.


Blowhards and creeps? Well, I'll take our blowhards and creeps over your Democrat blowhards and creeps every time.


Posted by: Nice Deb at September 30, 2006 07:55 AM (9ftXk)

126 Ace: Its amazing to me that abuse of power by Democrats is just fine with the MSM and Democrats. My sister was totally outraged and swore that she'd never have voted for him when she learned the President JFK was had all those girl friends. But when Clinton did his thing with Monica, it was O.K. Whats wrong with ALL these sexual situations is that they involve employer/superior using their position of power to gain sexual advantage of others. Yes I'm sure everyone is more outraged by pedophiles, but abuse of power is still abuse of power. In the case of Ted Kennedy, it wasn't just the adultry and abuse of an employee, it was that he then used his power to escape the punishment each of us would have recieved for leaving the scene of an accident, not helping his passenger and leaving her to die. The Felony penalty is 1 to 5 years in the state pen in the state of Oregon not including the manslaughter charge penalties. It is this very fact of abuse of power by the MSM. the Democrat party and liberals personal corruption that allows the Republicans and conservatives to flourish politically. This one rule for liberals and another for eveyone else is one of the main reasons why the Democrats have lost so many adherents. Foley resigned because Republicans won't put up with this type of behavior. a Democrat would never have resigned and would have run and won even though they are pedophiles. Congressmen Hastings is an example of a convicted felon who will likely chair one of the commitees for the Democrats. And the Democrats aren't even embarrased because they're a party dominated bya political theory of corruption and that's why so many liberals/democrats are sock puppets or phony trolls. They are acting on their dearest held beliefs.

Posted by: pendelton at September 30, 2006 08:42 AM (NQSCc)

127 An entire thread like this without WickedPinto?

Sigh,....

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at September 30, 2006 10:36 AM (8F+iI)

128 But I still would like to know why Dems not only supported but re-elected Gerry Studds to Congress after he actually had sex with a 17 year old male page.


Dan Crane was also censured by the House that same year for nailing an underage female page. He didn't resign but he damn sure wasn't re-elected either.

Instead of being shamed for his crime, Studds is celebrated as the first openly gay congressman and his behavior while the censure was read was, turning his back to and ignoring them, makes him not only an arrogant ass but unapologetic as well. Suddenly he's the victim.

Posted by: grunt_corpsman at October 01, 2006 01:05 AM (kbAPW)

129 So...what I'm confused about is how these news networks came across the IM transcripts...
Was Foley's computer searched? Was AIM monitoring his conversations?

Or, and what I think is most likely, did the teenage male copy and paste the conversation transcript and send it to the proper authorities or whatever?

So...theoretically...couldn't this all be some corrupt teen's plot to fuck over Foley...and couldn't the teen have been really into the cyber-sex for several conversations and then just gotten pissed off?

Just saying.
I'm more concerned about American privacy than about Foley's cyber-sexual cravings.
I think it's kind of obvious that he wanted to get caught...or at least had gotten to a point where he didn't care anymore.

Posted by: Lips at October 02, 2006 08:21 PM (nSNkp)

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