I can't take it anymore. I could spend seven days a week on this blog reporting what new dirt bag has shown his ass on the public square. But I'm fed up. Worse, I'm exhausted with the elected "liberals" and self-proclaimed "feminists" and Democrats who share offices with these pathological liars— and just bury their heads in the tearoom bowl.
There's not one prominent legislator in this country who's stood up against sex phobia, who's led a campaign to take victimless sex laws off the books, or to protect citizens' privacy. Not one. Are Hillary, Obama, or Edwards going to say one word about this hypocrisy? No.
How many repulsive liars does it take before the mainstream media, the voters, and what's left of political leadership say, "Mind Your Own Fucking Business?"
Apparently, Puritan America has infinite tolerance.
As long as they condemn their "inferiors," elitists can do whatever their budget affords. Democracy is just not as thrilling as witch-hunting.
The religious conservative voters, rather than doubt the wisdom of their biblical values, will continue to believe that they need to find one pure man to lead them. They'd rather believe in sin than sanity. Some of them even think this plague of gay GOP locusts is a "Democrat conspiracy."
I predict record highs of apathy in 2008. The common man thinks this game's a lousy racket, and he's right.
Read her entire post here.
There's lots of discussion over at Shakesville stemming from Jeff Fecke's post.
Craig probably was cruising for anonymous sex -- I mean, none of us are buying the "wide stance" defense. But so what if he was?
Now, we can all generally agree that a restroom is not an ideal place for people to be having sex. But the fact is that all Craig is really guilty of is signaling quietly that he was interested in engaging in sexual activity. Why in God's name is that a crime?
If anyone -- male or female or intersex, straight or gay or bisexual -- comes up to me tomorrow and offers to have anonymous sex with me, I won't be offended. Oh, I'll almost certainly turn them down regardless; I generally am not a fan of anonymous sex. And if you're male, your odds are significantly lower. Nothing personal, I'm just a fan of an XX genotype.
But I won't be offended by it. Nonplussed? Possibly. Flattered? Probably. Offended? Why? I don't have to have sex just because it's offered.
And therein lies the rub. Had Larry Craig propositioned me in a Humphrey Terminal bathroom, I would probably have missed the sign. Had I somehow caught it, I would have politely turned him down. Had somebody suggested what he just did was lewd, I would have laughed, because you shouldn't get arrested just for asking someone on a date, even if that date involves sex.
Look, if Craig had been arrested for public nudity or having sex in a bathroom stall, I could understand this better. If he'd been arrested for soliciting a prostitute, I'd be all in favor of him getting nailed. But as near as I can tell, he's guilty of subtly asking another adult to have consensual sex. I won't weep for Craig -- he's helped build the bizarre system that has now destroyed his political future. But I won't gloat over this, either, because the ultimate message of this arrest is that the desire to engage in sexual activities with someone of the same sex is in and of itself offensive, and lewd, and criminal. And that's a rather sobering and disturbing thought.
According to Roll Call, Sgt. Dave Karsnia, the plainclothes officer said:
“I could see Craig look through the crack in the door from his position. Craig would look down at his hands, ‘fidget’ with his fingers, and then look through the crack into my stall again. Craig would repeat this cycle for about two minutes,” the report states.
Then Karsnia goes on to explain how Craig entered the bathroom stall to his left and started the morse code act by tapping his foot.
If someone entered a bathroom stall next to the one I was in and started tapping their feet and I knew what it was supposed to mean, I'd probably not have a problem giving a little morse code back.
One tap: Maybe!
Two taps: Bring it on!
Total tap dancing: Get the hell away from me!
The tapping of the foot morse code part of the story doesn't seem offensive to me. Fits right in line with what Jeff said..."you shouldn't get arrested just for asking someone on a date, even if that date involves sex."
But, according to the officer, Craig stood and stared into his bathroom stall off and on for two minutes!
I consider that lewd and offensive. And scary. And disgusting. And since I probably wouldn't have the courage to open the bathroom door and punch the person right in the face, I'm pretty sure I'd stay in the stall, get out my cell phone and call 911.
Dan (the man) Leo left a link in the comment thread below. Read it now! It's great.