Political Tidbits-Analyzing Those Foley IM's-X-RATED

Mark Foley, Florida's representative is under a media frenzy and the news on this odd case.

WARNING-I have dissected those IM's from Foley to the 18 YEAR OLD PAGE. This post is sexually explicit but I believe I made my case. If I'm right, Foley is the bigger victim in this mess.

Also, Air America's former honchos stole from the blind, lame and poor. Let us not let this event pass under the radar.

That Minuteman protest and the planned Colorado skyway, proof that we don't mess up ALL memorials in this country. Only the ones memorializing victims of the 9-11 attack seem to get screwed up. Why is this?

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  • "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it."
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  • "Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one."
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    A little boy was overheard praying:
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    I'm having a real good time like I am."
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    His father asked him three times what was wrong.
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    I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin,
    the Lord's Prayer for several evenings at bedtime.
    She would repeat after me the lines from the prayer.
    Finally, she decided to go solo.
    I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word,
    right up to the end of the prayer:
    "Lead us not into temptation," she prayed,
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    One particular four-year-old prayed,
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    A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they
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    One bright little girl replied,
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    Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old
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    Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud.
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    A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons,Kevin 5, and Ryan 3.
    The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.
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    A father was at the beach with his children
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    A wife invited some people to dinner.
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    Political Tidbits

    All You Ever Need to Know About Foleygate

    Already such as nuclear tests by rogue North Korean regimes are pushing this non-story off the front pages. Sure, Washington D.C. insiders are still harping at this story. Chris Matthews foams at the mouth in his inside-the-beltway glee.

    But the story is not so innocuous as I see it. Already the Republicans have lost a seat in the House with Foley’s resignation. God knows how the replacement election will go in that the Dems timed this October surprise at exactly the right time to avoid having Foley’s name replaced on the ballot. A Republican named Negron is running in Foley’s place but voters in Foley’s district will still have to cast a vote for Foley.

    Later in this missive I will post a complete posting I made in exasperation on a Google newsgroup. I signed in and noticed a posting about Mark Foley the Republican pervert. THAT post was so full of lies that I posted my own scenario about how this Foley mess came down.

    I’m not going to re-write my Newsgroup post but will instead post it as I posted on this Newsgroup via the miracle of Cut and Paste. Be aware that posts to Newsgroups are not as nice as composed and edited Blog posts. I was brutally honest and a little X-rated.

    For now, let’s catch up with where this political joke stands.

    The opposition party, in this case we’ll call them Democrats, certainly has its history of sex scandals, both of the hetero and homo kind. There was homosexual Studds who actually had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old-page, there’s Barney Frank, an admitted homosexual who was caught with a sweet young thing running a prostitution ring out of Barney’s house. Both Studds and Frank were re-elected…ie they did NOT resign. And need I mention Bill Clinton?

    Happening right now we have former NJ Governor McGreevey and this fellow DID resign. This fine Democrat got it into his head to hire his beloved homosexual lover to head NJ’s Department of Homeland Security, a position for which he had no qualifications save being McGreevey’s male lover.

    So McGreevey wrote a book but don’t look for Foley to write a book. Democrats are known for their book deals to pay off their disgraced. Former Governor McGreevey has absolutely no shame as his book with lurid tales of highway rest-stop trysts and political deals run amok. Not to mention this fellow has CHILDREN who have to suffer even more shame by reliving their father’s X-rated exploits.

    This Blog had posts on McGreevey HERE and HERE.

    Two years removed from the most difficult chapter of her life, Dina Matos McGreevey is watching it unfold all over again.

    On Tuesday, former Gov. James E. McGreevey's tell-all memoir, "The Confession," will be released across America, and the storm of publicity over the book has been like an assault to the senses.

    "She just wants it to be done and move on with her life," said Jerry Casciano, who served as McGreevey's official photographer and who has maintained a close friendship with the former first lady. "She's just disgusted with everything."

    Foley/McGreevy political cartoon

    The Palm Beach Post reports this tidbit:
    "For a quiet guy who likes privacy, Palm Beach dermatologist Layne Nisenbaum sure had a tough week. Foley's longtime partner observed media types cowering in the bushes near his $3.2 million home on Cherry Lane. For a quiet guy who likes privacy, Palm Beach dermatologist Layne Nisenbaum sure had a tough week. Foley's longtime partner observed media types cowering in the bushes near his $3.2 million home on Cherry Lane."

    So Foley has a longtime partner yet he still regularly trolls the congressional Page pool for younger lovers? Goes to my point that homosexual “unions” are nothing like heterosexual marriages. They do not lead quiet, loving lives and yes I know, neither do a lot of heterosexuals. Heterosexuals have children, however, and children do tend the tame the wild in us.

    Homosexuals should not be allowed to get “married” , at least in the traditional sense of the word. Civil unions, okay. A “Joe and Bob” wedding to make a mockery of what a dedicated marriage is all about? NOT. It’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

    So where does the Foley scandal stand now? Well the Republicans have done their usual fine job of messing things up. Of course the opposition party wants everyone who ever said Hi to Foley to resign, especially House Speaker Denny Hastert. What the hell did Hastert do and who the hell are these Dems to demand Republicans just quit based on their Democratic, rabid hysteria?

    Hey, as the truth dribbles out, it turns out that Foley NEVER had sex with an underage congressional Page. His innocuous emails to former Pages did request a picture and a birthdate. He wanted to know when they would become legal and what they looked like. He was trolling for future lovers is what I’m saying here.

    I am reminded of former President Clinton who trolled the White House interns for future blow jobs.

    Foleygate for Dummies HERE.

    In response to the Democrat hysteria, both an FBI investigation an a House ethics committee probe have been started. But the Dems are balking at such an investigation even though they, heh, requested it.

    ) House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Thursday he is looking for a high-caliber figure to step in and fix flaws in the congressional page program that left the teenagers vulnerable to sexual advances.

    Hastert was on the verge of naming former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who boasts a long, high-profile career in law enforcement, for the post. But the speaker held off because of objections from Democrats.

    Hastert had called House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday to notify her that he intended to hire Freeh to overhaul the program, their aides said. But Pelosi suggested it was too soon to make decisions about changing the program, and that Freeh might be the wrong man for the job.

    In addition, House Republicans are calling for the opposition party to appear before the House Ethics committee. Because, yon ladies and gems, Foley was set up. Read on beyond the quote for my X-rated but very informative Google newsgroup post on how this dirty trick came down.

    House Republicans Wants Democrats to Appear Before Ethics Committee

    Eleven House Republicans on Thursday told Democratic leaders they want them to appear before the House Ethics Committee to answer questions about what they may have known -- and failed to disclose -- about former Rep. Mark Foley's communications with congressional pages.

    Led by Rep. Jack Kingston (Ga.), vice chairman of the House Republican Conference, the group sent letters to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) and Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean. The Republicans say Democrats shouldn't be absolved from answering questions about the scandal, especially in light of suspicions that the crisis was orchestrated as a political move to harm Republicans.

    Just as it must be determined whether any Republican Members or political operatives were aware of and attempted to conceal Mr. Foley’s activities, it must also be determined whether any Democrat Members or political operatives were aware of, and attempted to conceal these same activities.

    Therefore, we respectfully ask that you appear, under oath, before the House Ethics Committee.

    In addition to Kingston, signatories include Representatives Kay Granger (Tex.), Phil Gingrey (Ga.), Bill Shuster (Pa.), Lee Terry (Neb.), Tom Price (Ga.), Louie Gohmert (Tex.), Joe Wilson (S.C.), Lynn Westmoreland (Ga.), Roger Wicker (Miss.) and John Shadegg (Ariz.).

    In a statement sent to bloggers late Thursday afternoon, Kingston said the following:

    This sad episode should not be a partisan issue. It reflects poorly on the Congress as a whole and weakens the trust of the American people. In order to restore that trust we must complete this investigation in a thorough and non-partisan fashion. All Members of the House, our staff, and members of the public regardless of political party should come forward and provide whatever information they know. We need to get to the bottom of who knew about Mr. Foley's inexcusable actions, when did they know about it, when did they first become aware of the Instant Messages in question, and what did they do with that information. As Republicans we expect, and so far have seen, nothing less from our Leaders and today we are asking for the same full cooperation from Democratic Leaders.


    My post to a Google newsgroup, copied exactly as posted and with all the x-rated facts stated plainly, is below. Please understand now that I was not making a Blog post and did not check my spelling or provide links as I would when posting to this Blog. Forgive me. But I do not feel like writing it all over again. With that premise in place, read on:
    Okay, I'm going to jump in here, give my facts as I know them, then present my scenario as I am absolutely sure this whole disgraceful thing came down. Yon readers are true crime buffs and as such, I know you all are keen on ascertaining motives, settings, scenarios and likely outcomes.

    So read my words as I intend to move on. I predict my presentation as I'll lay out for ONLY this group, even though I have a widely read Blog of sorts. I am as yet reluctant to lay it out but it plays in my head and it plays well.

    One more warning, I am a vehement conservative and I warn ahead right now as yon reader can certainly factor my idealogy into my speculation. Speculating is what we do on this group. I'll respond to answers and/or questions but I am not about to get into any political fist fight. I believe what I describe below is exactly how this all came down. And it is shameful.

    First, the emails show up on a strange web site, Stopsexualpredators now, or some such. Know that I am typing off the top of my head so I'm not going to be a stickler for details right now. ABC picks up these emails from Mark Foley to a congressional Page who lives in NC I believe but don't hold me to this. As an aside, HIS parents specifically requested that Hastert or whatever minions he assigned to this task, NOT pursue any action as they didn't want their son embarrassed. These same parents also released a statement last week that they are proud that their son served as a congressional Page and so is he.

    These particular emails were innocuous although the shrewd would have picked up a pattern. The emails requested a picture of the kid and specifically asked for his birth date. The kid deemed the emails "creepy" and told his parents. Who then contacted their local representative, who the kid now works for. That representative contacted the poobahs in the GOP. These poobahs notified this one, that one or the other, it's not clear. SOMEBODY from the GOP bigwigs contacted the boys' parents and these parents told them to just make Foley stop sending their son emails as it made their son uncomfortable.

    Case closed.

    Meanwhile, out in California, a Page with either a first or last name of Jordon had once upon a time shared an instant message exchange (IM) with this same Mark Foley. At the time of this IM exchange, Jordon was 18 years old. That particular IM exchange was, well it was sexually graphic but damn, I've seen far worse. We're all adults here, right? The IM exchange essentially discussed masturbation, with Foley saying he did it in the shower, that kid saying he did it by rubbing himself on the bed. Foley asked the 18 YEAR did he unload? The kid (18 YEARS OLD, please don't forget), responded that he used a towel.

    At one point in this IM exchange Foley asked the kid how long was his male part. The kid responded, and this is important, "7 1/2 inches".

    Anyway, that's pretty much the IM exchange although I'll allow that there may be more I don't know about or didn't read.

    Now ABC gets a hold of those innocuous emails via this hastily formed web site. The site owner refuses to identify his or her self and the site, before those emails got published, had very little activity and few hits. And yet, boom, ABC gloms onto this one story about the emails and all hell breaks loose.

    THEN...ABC gets a hold of these IM's. Note that the email story broke first via that web site and right then the GOP bigwigs, specifically Hastert, comes out and says they only knew about the emails, that they contacted the boy's parents, that the parents wanted the issue dropped. Hastert claimed to know nothing about those "damning" IM's. Which he did not. Read on.

    Let us stop for a moment and state right now that Mark Foley was obviously using the congressional Page pool to troll for future lovers. Mark Foley was no fool. He did his best to frame his emails as innocuously as possible, asking what this UNDERAGE Page wanted for his birthday (in order to get the date?) and he did ask for a picture of this kid. It's obvious to me that Foley was looking for future lovers but the man NEVER , as of yet, had a sexual relationship with these Pages, underage or of age. Foley did not, at least as evidence has been presented so far, participate in a sexually suggestive IM exchange with any underage PAge and there's been no evidence that he ever actually HAD a sexual relationship with any. Though I'd not be surprised as it appears that these poor congressional Pages were fodder for Foley's future lust. Whatever the case, and it's sleazy and I don't like it and I am reminded that Bill Clinton, amongst many others no doubt, also mined the Page/Intern pool for possible young sexual partners. We don't elect these guys to do this and it really needs to stop. We need to UNELECT these perverts is how I think.

    So now we discover that the California Page named Jordan had a friend, last name is Katysoros, whose mother worked for House Minority Speaker, Nancy Pelosi of California. Matt Drudge reported that he was told by two of THREE congressional Pages who participated in this IM session with Foley that it was just a prank. This Ms. Katysoros had a son who was a Page and she told her son that she was producing a screen play for a movie on Pages.

    Now I speculate. Suuuuuuure that Katysoros woman was writing a screen play. And I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell. I'd suggest that Pelosi et al knew that Foley liked that fresh young meat of the congressional Pages and that Katysoros put her son up to initiating an IM session with Foley, all for that "screen play". Only Foley like this Jordon guy but no problem. With a little help from Katysoros' son, a group of 18 YEAR OLD FORMER Pages had themselves a grand old time. AOL does allow IM sessions to be recorded and in addition, IM's can go to cell phones if the settings are correct. It's simple enough to make a verifiable record of IM sessions is what I'm saying here. At least on AOL and likely other providers. A simple cut-and-paste job would not do as anyone can open up Word and type stuff for God's sake. Even ABC needed more official documentation that a saved Word file.

    I can see it now....three adolescent boys all tricking the very willing Mark Foley into a suggestive IM session, perhaps all for the "screen play". Those boys probably had a blast.


    Jordan: "He wants to know how long my dick is."

    Unknown Page: "Tell him it's nine inches long. That'll really get him fired up".

    Katysoros' son: "No, No. We got to make it believable". This former PAGE knows his mother really wants this stuff recorded and he doesn't want to get the dupe, Foley, alarmed.

    Jordan: "Well I don't want to say it's only 6 inches long. I need to keep him interested."

    Katysoros' son, thinking for a bit: "We'll split the difference. Tell him it's 7.5 inches long. That's more believable and his tongue will hang out."

    Folks, the male human penis is, on average, a little over five inches long when fully erect. Sure men like to round this up to six inches but go with me over seven inch penis when erect is DAMN UNUSUAL. Possible, I know. But I think my exchange above, as I envision it, is more accurate.

    In summation, this was all a set up and next week, as the truth slowly comes out, remember who laid it all out for your first. ABC got the text of those IM's after this obscure web site printed those emails. Hastert et al likely did not know about those IM's because, under my scenario, it was all a pre-planned to achieve exactly what happened. A GOP easy win was forced to resign in shame and the GOP lost a seat. The flap and uproar was intended to affect other closely held races to allow Nancy Pelosi to achieve her dream to become Speaker of the House, voters be damned.

    Nancy Pelosi and others alleged to be involved in this REFUSE to testify before the House ethics committee even though they themselves INSISTED on an ethics investigation. Heh.

    I don't particularly like Mark Foley. But what on earth did this man do to deserve this torment? So he's a homosexual. So? So he tries to cull "dates" from the congressional Page pool. Not the first time. In every communication from this man to a Page, he was either innoucous or obviously trolling-as in the case of the emails-, or the IM participant was OVER 18. What on earth was Hastert et al supposed to do? What law is broken by a homosexual man communicating by IM with a male over 18? Were they supposed to boom, up and fire him. By using the initial innocuous but somewhat alarming emails, ABC and PElosi were able to pin at least some prior knowledge of Foley's exploits on the GOP poobahs.

    Did this man deserve to be forced to resign in disgrace? Many of his constituents knew of his sexual orientation and they kept electing him. Sure he like the young boy meat but he never overstepped the line. And if that young boy meat Foley was trolling for in fact WAS a homosexual, so who's to say he couldn't take up with a congress critter once he was of age?

    Can you imagine what Foley must be going through? I frankly feel pity for the man. A life ruined and for what? So that an election can be manipulated by George Soros' and its offspring, CREW? Not that our votes matter or anything.

    That's how this all came down folks. Consider yourself enlightened.

    It's the saddest testimony to the dishonesty and just plain meanness that politics has descended to in this country.

    I think it's perfectly okay for homosexuals to serve in an elected office but like their heterosexual counterparts, they should have their hands slapped should they think one of their congressional privelages is to recruit precious youth from those programs ostensibly designed to give young people exposure to our political system.

    Or do you all think Monica, an adult at the time Clinton had her blow him in our taxpayer paid Oval office, is a very happy and fulfilled person for once having the pleasure to suck the presidential dick?

    Finally, lest we lose our sense of humor, a funny Foley video.

    A REAL Scandal-Air America

    The Air America scam was covered on this Blog HERE and

    Finally the former executives who used a local non-profit organization to enhance their own personal lives have been indicted.

    Air America is a liberal radio talk show featuring Al Franken, meant to challenge the plethora of conservative talk shows such as the very successful Rush Limbaugh radio talk show.

    Only Air America needed money to pay its rent and hosts because, heh, no one really wanted to listen to silly liberal tripe.

    Thus money was pilfered by stealing from the Gloria Wise Community Center, established to aid the poor, disabled and helpless. Seems a few executives from that non-profit group ALSO were involved with Air America’s start up. When Air America started losing affiliates and advertising, well they had to have some way to shore up their investment. So they stole from the most helpless in our society.

    The same helpless the liberals vow that they want to help.

    CBS/AP/DOI) NEW YORK Two former executives at a government-funded youth organization whose finances were scrutinized after it diverted money to the liberal radio network Air America were charged Thursday with misappropriating $1.2 million of the non-profit's funds.

    Charles Rosen, a former executive director at the Gloria Wise Community Center, and his former assistant director, Jeffrey Aulenbach, face charges of grand larceny and obstructing governmental administration. Rosen was also charged with forgery.

    New York City's Department of Investigation, which investigated the nonprofit for two years, said the men improperly took more than $290,000 from the organization for their personal use, on top of their already unusually large salaries.

    Screen Shot to Pay off Air America's Loan

    From RadioEqualizer:
    After over a year of damning revelations regarding the fishy 2004 transfer of $875,000 in taxpayer funds from the former Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club to the liberal Air America Radio Network, the New York City Department of Investigation has announced the first two indictments in this case.

    According to news reports tonight, two former club executives, Charles Rosen and Jeffrey Aulenbach, have been busted for allegedly misappropriating $1.2m in public funds, with the lion's share related to the Air America scam.

    Instead of this travesty of decency, we hear constant moans about a Republican homosexual congress critter who has done NOTHING wrong.

    Just so you know.

    Good Iraq News

    It takes a while to rebuild a war-torn country. Not to mention that the lovely Saddam was too busy building palaces to bother with such minutiae as the nation’s infrastructure.

    Sometimes it’s just the resumption of basic services that can bring a country from destitution to a happy productivity.

    And this IS happening in Iraq. The Lamestream media is too involved with Foley to pay much attention.

    Clean Water, Electricity on Tap for Neighborhoods
    Multi-National Division – Baghdad general visits Baghdad neighborhoods to gauge status of essential services projects.

    By U.S. Army Sgt. Kristin Kemplin

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Oct. 4, 2006 -- Only months away from completion, the pump tanks at “RT3” are still empty as Iraqi workers put the finishing touches on the high-tech water treatment facility that will distribute clean, fresh water to millions of Baghdad area residents at the astonishing pace of 30 million gallons per day.

    The water treatment facility in a Baghdad neighborhood outside Sadr City is one of two on-going projects visited by U.S. Army Brig. Gen. David Halverson, deputy commanding general - support for Multi-National Division - Baghdad (MND-B), to gauge the status of essential services in the impoverished neighborhoods.

    The Liberals Storm the Minuteman

    The Minuteman are a group of American citizens who pledged, using their own resources, to protect our border with Mexican their own selves.

    Click on the video to see how the liberals treated this group.

    How shameful.

    The Grand Canyon Walkway

    Seems like every time this country tries to erect a memorial to the victims of the 9-11 attacks they just can’t get it right.

    I am reminded of the Arizona memorial, covered on this Blog HERE:
    The memorial includes quotations like: ”You don’t win battles of terrorism with more battles“ and highlights chronological events such as ”Congress questions why CIA and FBI didn’t prevent attacks“ and ”Erroneous US air strike kills 46 Uruzgan (Afghanistan) civilians.“ Among the other inscriptions: ”FBI agent issued July 2001 warning in `Phoenix Memo,’“ ”Steve of Scottsdale wrote songs for brother, Robby“ and ”Violent acts leading U.S. to war, 05-07-1915, 12-07-41, 08-04-64 and 09-11-01.“ ...

    Then there’s the controversy over the New York Ground Zero memorial and the mess some idiot or another wanted to build in Pennsylvania to memorialize those brave Americans who brought a plane down in an empty field, saving many casualties as that hijacked plane was believed to be heading toward the country’s capitol.

    But there’s hope. The Glass Bridge, reported on this Blog HERE, will allow visitors to the Grand Canyon to walk out over the canyon to see nature’s vista more up front and personal.
    Grand Canyon Walkway

    The Glass Bridge Construction of the Skywalk began March of 2004 and is estimated to be completed by 4th quarter of 2006.

    Glass Bridge will be suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River on the very edge of the Grand Canyon. On May 2005, the final test was conducted and the structure passed engineering requirements by percent, enabling it to withstand the weight of 71 fully loaded Boeing 747airplanes (more that 71 million pounds).

    The bridge will be able to sustain winds in excess of 100 miles per hour from different directions, as well as an 8.0 magnitude earthquake within 50 miles. More than one million pounds of steel will go into the construction of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

    God Bless America.

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