Friday, October 05, 2007

Another Republican Hypocrite

An Alberto Gonzales appointee, Republican federal prosecutor John D.R. Atchison was found dead in his jail cell today.

At least Republicans Haggard and Craig, foot signals and all, sought consensual sex. Sure, we're talking about gay bashing hypocrites seeking gay encounters, but no rape was involved. Foley, self-proclaimed champion for protecting youth from cyber-stalkers, text messaged explicit content to teenage boys. Atchison, worse still, married father of three who coached girls softball and basketball, was caught traveling across the country to have sex with a five year old girl. I have a daughter. I remember when she was five. I'm glad he's dead, and we will probably never learn what other girls he tortured prior to his demise.

You can bet this guy was pro-life. Every abortion is a lost opportunity.


Anonymous Exurban Jon said...

I'm confused about your point here. You are more offended by this monster's "hypocrisy" than his attempted molestation? A Democrat pedophile would be better since that party claims molestation is just grand?

Furthermore, what on earth do gay people have to do with this story? Sure Haggard and Craig were hypocrites (which was the least of their sins) but why link consensual homosexual behavior with pedophilia?

10/06/2007 10:02 AM  
Blogger Liza said...

"A Democrat pedophile would be better since that party claims molestation is just grand?"

I never know what to think of statements like the above. Do people who make such totally ridiculous accusations really think they have made some kind of point worth the consideration of others?

10/06/2007 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Exurban Jon said...

Liza, it was supposed to be an absurd point. It illustrated that calling a pedophile a "hypocrite" simply because he's a Republican is ridiculous. Neither party has a pro-pedophile position.

10/06/2007 12:16 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...

Genius Jon,

He's not a hypocrite because he's a republican. He's a hypocrite because he's a federal prosecutor professing family values while banging five year old girls. If familiar with this blog, you know it has a solid record of supporting equality for all sexual preferences. It's the homophobic GOP that has the problem.

Haggard and Craig are hypocrites because they bash gays while banging guys. Kolbe is not a hypocrite and I have voted for him.

Figure it out.

10/06/2007 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Exurban Jon said...


I'm thankful for your superior intellect, but let's discuss this further.

"He's not a hypocrite because he's a republican. He's a hypocrite because he's a federal prosecutor professing family values while banging five year old girls."
If that was the intent of the post the headline would have been "another hypocritical prosecutor." And when exactly did this disgusting vermin profess family values? Because that isn't referenced in this post.

"If familiar with this blog, you know it has a solid record of supporting equality for all sexual preferences."
I'm not very familiar with this blog. But in my very limited experience here, the author conflates pedophilia with consensual adult homosexuality. And that's abhorrent.

It's the homophobic GOP that has the problem.
And yet it took a conservative GOP member to point out the sickening homophobia of this post. That has to hurt.

10/06/2007 3:03 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

Does it hurt?

10/06/2007 5:03 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...


I'm devastated.

Fortunately, the blogosphere has courageous conservative republicans like jon to respond to content he deems critical of the gay community.


10/06/2007 5:14 PM  
Blogger Dustin said...

This post is over the line. Nobody can know who's a pedophile, and while I have no love for the GOP, I don't think party affiliation had anything to do with this. Do some GOP members pay lip service to values, and live dual lives? you bet, is a GOP pedophile a hypocrite? sure, but that's the the least of his problems.

I understand your disgust with hypocrisy, as well as share it, but they will always be with us.
This isn't related, and furthermore, jon is correct, lumping this guy in with craig and haggard is wrong.

10/06/2007 6:06 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...

Okay, Dustin. Your remark is respected and duly noted, and apparently, while not the intent, something in the language has caused two people (yourself and Jon) to make an inference I don't see and didn't intend.

Where does it say party affiliation caused the pathologies of Foley and Atchison, themselves distinct (at least Foley let them reach puberty) are equal to the acts of Haggard and Craig? In fact, the first two sentences of the second paragraph flat out state that they are different.

This blog is not about playing safe, and I can modify content should a factual error or other misstep occur.

Correctly or not, I consider it obvious that Atchison's pathology is worse than Foley's, and I stated that it is different from the consensual endeavors of adults.

Craig and Haggard are hypocrites because they explicitly attacked the very behavior they commit.

Over a year ago, I posted the first Mask story. The Mask motif is important at this blog. You will find over a dozen of them during the past year.

I'll consider subsequent remarks. Maybe a clarifying sentence is warranted to eliminate the link you and Jon inferred.

I do not retract the implication that much (not all) of the GOP is infested with hypocrisy. The "Support our Troops" is yet another example.

10/06/2007 7:45 PM  
Blogger Dustin said...

The title creates the context. I agree, Much of the GOP is hypocritical. I just don't see how this guy is related to any of that. I don't mean it's wrong per-se, just incorrect. Yes, he was a republican, and yes, so were craig and haggard, but that's as much of a connection as I can make.

By no means do I suggest playing it safe, I suppose I just don't see it in the same light. I said earlier it was over the line, because it looks like partisan hackery. I re-read this post a few times now trying to put it together. I see where you have divided the two, but it took a couple of times to do it. I don't think you should change it (as I have said before I'm hard to offend).

The whole thing just doesn't seem to mesh well.

10/07/2007 7:33 AM  
Anonymous The Navigator said...

Dustin is correct. You send the reader to a certain place with the title that makes the distinction you create with the second paragraph appear as a curve ball. You group and then split. I understand the post and the point, but you require a careful read.

I consider it an easy "mistake" to make given your passion for the mask theme, which I agree is an important aspect of this blog.

The post requires your reader to know the history of the place, which Jon does not. I agree with you that a conservative Republican pointing a homophobia finger is ridiculous. If Jon wishes to credibly confront you while noting his political views, he needs to clarify his position. Conservative Republicans (per their stated positions) believe homosexuality is a moral sin. Does Jon? If it is a lesser transgression than pedophilia, why? I could easily see a Bible waiver lumping the two as equally evil.

Well versed readers like Sirocco, Liza, and myself will hit your pitch without effort. Keep in mind that some visitors are here for the first time.

10/07/2007 8:59 AM  
Blogger Liza said...

Sure, some Republicans commit criminal acts that they are able to commit and get away with because of their Republican position. The most notorious of these crimes is the illegal, immoral, and unnecessary invasion and occupation of a sovereign nation for the purpose of plundering that nation's oil and using that nation's strategic location in the Mideast for the occupier's permanent military bases.

Other people commit criminal acts and they just happen to be Republicans. Perhaps that is the category that Mr. Atchison belonged to before he put out his own lights. For the sake of his wife and children, let's hope we've heard the last of him.

10/07/2007 9:31 AM  
Blogger Liza said...

Here's something interesting. Exurban jon has his own blog. Here is a quote from his post on his own blog about his little adventure over here:

""What really disturbed me about the post though, was the immediate grouping of this crime with the behavior of Sen. Larry Craig and Rev. Ted Haggard. As the post said, Craig's and Haggard's behavior involved consenting adults. So why would a self-proclaimed gay-tolerant Democrat immediately group pedophilia with homosexuality? Even me, a knuckle-dragging, born-again, neo-con Republican knows that's offensive.

Maybe next week this blogger can praise Obama for being "so articulate.""

I looked at your blog long enough to id you, exurban jon. You correctly describe yourself as a knuckle dragging neo-con.

You could just as easily have added racist asshole.

10/07/2007 9:43 AM  
Blogger x4mr said...


That is interesting. So where is this guy regarding sexual preference? Is it wrong or not? A stanch conservative defending gays and he calls me a hypocrite?

He can't have it both ways (pardon the bad pun).

I agree with you.

Good comments here by Dustin, Navigator and yourself. Thanks, all.

10/07/2007 12:03 PM  

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