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Morning ablutions 20 September 2010

Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.

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1. catnip - 20 September 2010

Or she could be a Monty Python fan a la “I wave my private parts at your aunties”.

marisacat - 20 September 2010

I like that hought better… 😉

2. BooHooHooMan - 20 September 2010

Thatcher hair mite…

moves in on Hillary.

No further info on its projected path.
The “cone” , if you will..

catnip - 20 September 2010

Oh my dog. She’s one of the lizard people.

marisacat - 20 September 2010

That is not working for HIllary.

I’ve wondered for months WHY she cannot find someone in NYC – London – Paris who can devise a simple hairdo for her, chignon, French Twist, small “Georges” a low little curve of hair at the nape of the neck… something she can do herslef when she travels.

3. catnip - 20 September 2010

Obamalama (who apparently has a talk show now): “There is not a country in the world that would not want to change places with us.”

I’m not a “country” but let me just reply with this: “pfffftttt…”

brinn - 20 September 2010

I think he must’ve “misspoken” again…what he meant to say was:

There isn’t a country in the world that would want to change places with us….well, ‘cept maybe Afghanistan, they they could drone US to death!

marisacat - 20 September 2010

And i don’t hink their election went all that well, however much we strive to show women in burqas with purple fingers. (new PR needed, it’s old)

marisacat - 20 September 2010

A lot of people would take Germany right about now. Or Japan, fr all its monetary problems, the most hospitable Universal Care there is (TR Reid in his book and documentary)

ts - 20 September 2010

I’m taking Taiwan. Or camping out in catnip’s backyard.

catnip - 20 September 2010

Bring your own tent! Must love ducks.

marisacat - 20 September 2010

horses, cows, cats………………………….. 😉

catnip - 20 September 2010

salamanders too!

wu ming - 21 September 2010

i can vouch for taiwan’s HC system sanity. it is quite a bitter shock to deal with american health insurance bills and dr’s appointments again, after getting accustomed to $60/ month family insurance bills, $6 copays for any visit to any clinic or hospital, and everything walk-in and 2-5″ wait times.

here it’s just a goddamn protection racket.

marisacat - 21 September 2010

It’s a scam… and it is not just the hosptials and medical centers, it’s the doctors too. the whole structure of it…

wu ming - 21 September 2010

like everything else, it’s the resource extraction model applied to people.

marisacat - 21 September 2010

And Obama (and his white backers and corporate cohorts) simply made things much much worse.

marisacat - 20 September 2010

.. to say nothing of the stability, health care and sound banks of Canada.

AND their geese…


catnip - 20 September 2010

And our lovely weather! grrr…

Well, that talk show sucked. He didn’t send the audience to Australia and he didn’t even give away any gift bags. Two thumbs down.

4. catnip - 20 September 2010

He punted a question about SS with “it’s important that what comes in has to match what goes out” and then changed the subject to veterans. I have no doubt SS will be cut ie. they’ll probably raise the retirement age and try to put some lipstick on that pig to sell it.

brinn - 20 September 2010

See, if what went out…to the PEOPLE, mind….actually DID equal what went in, there’d be no problem! It’s the incessant “borrowing” from the fund that screws it all up! No wonder he changed the subject!

ts - 20 September 2010

No, Barack, it’s not important at all that it takes in what goes out. That’s why the trust fund was set up, to build up a big pile that would tide us over until the Baby Boomers die off. So it’s not gonna quite make it. Why not just raise the damn w/h tax 0.5%? That would get us over the hump and you don’t have to cut off people who already are getting shafted by the COLA year after year.

Incidentally, we’re still taking in more than goes out.

He’s a complete fucking liar. To the core.

BooHooHooMan - 20 September 2010

Why not just raise the damn w/h tax 0.5%

I get what you’re saying as example of how tepid the guy is even by incrementalist standards. I don’t agree with such a hike tho as it maintains the whole regressive set up.

Instead, I think they should DO AWAY with the Wage Base Limits. {currently 106,800}. LOL- Not that any policy makers listen to anyone other than rate-fixers for corporate and upper income brackets. Let alone my prole ass.

But if* the idea is , mythical assumptions follow here , that no matter who you are and level of onetime income and health circumstances, all are subject to the hardship that life and our free market system can dish out – then why other than class prerogative why shouldn’t it be taxed regardless of level of income? Much is fiction in the foregoing assumptions of course. The way its going they might as well just establish a permanent caste system, tho. As if, at 110 grand or so, that some Regional Sales Director Smithers or Supply Chain Analyst other, is declared permanently “in”. BIG fiction there, too.

ts - 20 September 2010

You’re right about that, doing away with the wage limit would work better. I was just noting how little has to be done considering the program won’t run out of money for 25 years even in worst case assumptions. Cutting benefits shouldn’t be even considered by sane people (candidate’s for Lipless’ asylum).

5. marisacat - 20 September 2010

Ok.. is the fire drill over? Emergency evacuation drill is over?

Something called the NBER, National Bureau of Economic Something or Other says the Recession was over in June of 2009.

The Job Fair Drills are over, then?

6. ts - 20 September 2010

The statistics say that was the low point in absolute terms. We’re not a whole lot above that point though. The recovery has been so mild as to be non-existent. On a per capita basis, GDP is still falling. We’ve probably added back about 100,000 non-Census, non-birth/death jobs after losing 9 million.

About as significant as every time the Dow breaks through 10,000.

7. marisacat - 20 September 2010

hmm I see the Isrealis are floating some deal involving Pollard.

More than floating judging by how entities are pushing it…

Good Luck Obby.

8. Madman in the Marketplace - 20 September 2010

Liberals becoming more disenchanted with Democrats, USA Today/Gallup poll finds

Ominously for Democrats, the poll shows they are facing a problem from key elements in their base, those who define themselves as liberal or very liberal. A year ago, an absolute majority of the very liberal and close to half of the liberals approved of Congress, but now a majority disapproves.

Part of the disenchantment could be how Democrats have governed. Democrats tout their progressive actions such as health insurance reform, tougher regulation of Wall Street actions and a more than $800-billion stimulus bill that independent congressional analysts say has created millions of jobs.

But from the liberal perspective, the healthcare insurance overhaul was far less than what they wanted as was the Wall Street financial reform bill. Even the stimulus efforts have been criticized as too little to seriously help bring the unemployment rate down fast enough.

The administration has repeatedly defended all of its programmatic efforts, quoting Voltaire’s wry comment that “the perfect should not become the enemy of the good,” a nod to the political difficulties of getting anything through the Congress, given GOP obstinacy and splits in the Democratic ranks.

catnip - 20 September 2010

“the perfect should not become the enemy of the good,”

That’s talking point #6 at the Big Orange Excuse Factory.

ts - 20 September 2010

I like B.O.E.F. It sings!

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 20 September 2010

Fed claims you need a permit to dig in the sand

“Are you digging for oil product?” the official asked. When Thomas did not immediately confirm his intentions, the man threatened to call law enforcement and advised the journalist to move down the beach.

Moments later, an officer of the National Parks Service was demanding the reporter identify himself, insisting over and over, “you can’t dig.”

“So, no sand castles?” Thomas asked. “None of that, huh?”

“You’re right,” the officer replied.

10. Madman in the Marketplace - 20 September 2010

Latest Real Estate Time Bomb: Title of Foreclosed Properties Clouded; Wells Fargo Dumping Risk on Hapless Buyers

As the number of real estate foreclosures skyrockets, the odds are higher that a home you live in today, or at some point in the future may have had a foreclosure in its history. Even if the foreclosure has long since passed, a loophole in the way mortgages are recorded can create a serious title defect for future owners. Title analysis performed this month by AFX Title has detected this error to be common in random samples of properties it reviewed. “This could affect the property ownership of millions of homes nationwide” said David Pelligrinelli, of AFX Title. “The mortgage recording method which created this title flaw did not exist until recently. As title abstractors are just seeing this problem emerge now but a wave of title claims is coming over the next year or so.”….

The problem is created through a break in the chain of mortgage ownership. Until the 1980’s, most mortgages were loans between the homeowner and a bank, who lent the money directly. More recently, the mortgage financing system transformed into an international system of securitization, with mortgage lenders packaging their loans into securities, bought and sold by investors like stocks. These transactions even split individual mortgages into sections, where each loan could have parts owned by different investment banks.

The transfer of ownership in these mortgage backed securities (MBS) was done with contracts on the balance sheets of Wall Street investment banks, such as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. The company who originally appeared to make the loan was normally a retail lending company such as Countrywide or Lending Tree, who typically acted as a sales company, and sometimes remained contracted to service the loan.

In the event that the loan goes into foreclosure at a later date, the then-current owner of the loan files the foreclosure and sells the property to a new owner, often at auction. The land records would show a deed of transfer from the investment bank to the new owner. This creates a break in the chain of ownership of the mortgage rights. In many cases, the transfer of ownership of the mortgage loan has gone from the original lender, through several owners, and then to the foreclosing bank, none of which is recorded on the property title history. Technically, the foreclosing bank has no recorded title rights to foreclose in the first place…

There are reports that some title insurers are indicating that they will not insure for this title defect.

BooHooHooMan - 20 September 2010

The PWN3D Society is proceeding along swimmingly, I see. LOL.

Oh fuhhk, and now that we all got the faith heelers slap to the forehead,
~ Saved from the Recession!~ we are – I guess we can all feel free to collapse to floor , commence writhing and speaking in tongues.

But let the Service continue, eh! So says the PTB.
Let the serfs fight over usurious indentures ,
No! I I get to wear the yoke!…and hovel tenancy rights.

LOL. Ah well, at least you can decorate the motherfuckers. Run in a garden here and there, etc. 🙄 We are so fuckin owned.

BooHooHooMan - 20 September 2010

And what are the listings going to be?

4 Bedroom Legal Clusterfuck for sale in Quicksand Meadows Estates. Semi literate School District. Playhouse/ Gun Turret along tree lined drive. Great for kids or repelling armed litigants. Relax in the Heated concrete pool. As it sets up.

marisacat - 20 September 2010

“Last House on the Block… all the others were swllowed by sink holes!!”

BooHooHooMan - 20 September 2010

Verifiable Gas Service. Exploding Now!
Oil up beachside! etc. 😉

marisacat - 20 September 2010

And we swear! Your house is not sitting on one f the 100 riskiest pipelines!!

(neither was San Bruno, it comes out today….)

BooHooHooMan - 20 September 2010

Your house is not sitting on one of the 100 riskiest pipelines!! -mcat Snicker. Of course not. They’re in PA!

Anyways back to the marketing.
We have houses to sell!

Security by top notch Israeli firm.
Surveillance of DFH neighbors included in taxes funneled thru no bid contract.

A real paperboy on bicycle kinda town.
Pedaling past the multiple PA well blowouts of summer, that is.

Ed Rendell, Governor. Always a selling point!

marisacat - 20 September 2010

A real paperboy on bicycle kinda town.

ice cream truck comes around!! … driven by the local pedophile……..

BooHooHooMan - 20 September 2010

Father Good Humor offering Mr Softee.
I’m on a roll. LOL.

11. catnip - 20 September 2010

lol…I can’t believe this guy wasn’t auto-banned:

Don’t get sucked into those [blackwaterdog Obama pic diaries], ever (8+ / 0-)

It’s like going into a video booth at an adult video store that hasn’t been cleaned in a month. Nothing but Obama porn and sycophantic masturbating.

Nothing brings people together more than mutual hatred.

by Hannibal on Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 03:13:40 PM MDT

marisacat - 20 September 2010

oooo I like Hannibal….

BooHooHooMan - 20 September 2010

Welp, no need to worry.
Come Election they’ll be looking in those booths for votes.

You know it really sucks when you’re working a new program in life and jerking off in a porn shop on Election Day and the motherfuckers are eyeballin ya through the glory hole.

marisacat - 20 September 2010

oh that was really funny……………….


BooHooHooMan - 20 September 2010

Could be a confessional though.
They’ll be lookin everywhere. LOL.

marisacat - 20 September 2010

the way they have so very slightly played with immgration and DADT, like they want to slightly diddle the groups, without being too loud about it.

Interesting, more so than the usual slurp in Politico, Lindsay Graham maintaining that Obby and WH shut down talks on closing Quantanamo.

IF one can believe the night blooming flower of the South, that is.

Obby is a strange one.

BooHooHooMan - 20 September 2010

the night blooming flower…LOL.

My .02 (quickly devaluing!) They are trying to engineer or rather, maintain the predictable veal pen constituency group voting patterns. On both sides.

Reads to me like Obby and the Donks ARE getting propped up bit. Something for everybody in the shapeless , convoluted narrative too.

“They could never quite pull the trigger,” said Graham, who has scheduled a speech Monday at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research to discuss the state of the terrorism debate. The senator suggested that election-year politics played a role in the abrupt halt to discussion of the issue. He said the administration seemed both unwilling to pick a high-profile fight with liberals in Congress and the public in an election year and fearful that some Republicans would try to paint any bipartisan compromise as too weak.

Kind of like the Dems to tie TeaParty to GOP story in the NYT. Yes! No! Everybody has juice! Stalemate goes Stalerer!

Stalemate IS the agenda. Not for Nancy anymore tho. Harry too, the way its looking now. Bottom line, if Schumer is to become Majority Leader, if such vanity is at play, he owns Reid as it is, they’ll have to make it happen this year or he’s going to be waiting a very long time.

BooHooHooMan - 20 September 2010

Welp. Off to dream. I wonder if a flashing bear awaits in my slumber now. Thanks alot, mcat. LOL.

‘Night all.

marisacat - 20 September 2010

Something for everybody in the shapeless , convoluted narrative too.

THAT is definitely the underpinning reality of this administration.

And that “Stalemate goes Stalerer“, too… I was thinking tonight, we are so trapped, the same things get wrangled over for decades.

So stuck.

12. marisacat - 21 September 2010

Sarko needed a diversion… and he got one.

13. marisacat - 21 September 2010

Up UP and AWAY to Mr and Mrs International Black People!

This could be the start of more global visibility for the first lady,” said Anita McBride, who served as chief of staff to former first lady Laura Bush. In 2006, Bush was the first presidential spouse to address CGI, speaking about HIV-AIDS and announcing a program to bring clean water to underdeveloped nations.

CGI “is recognized as an important forum, and this could be a launch into a global platform” that could elevate Michelle Obama’s international profile, McBride said. “People will be interested in what [the first lady] has to say because she hasn’t really been out there on global issues.”

Read more: Link to People Mag Politico

I caught sight of Bill C on some couch at some night time show tonight… back to the blank look, forgets to shut his mouth.

14. marisacat - 21 September 2010


Source: 9 killed in helicopter crash were Americans

CNN (blog) – Atia Abawi, Matiullah Mati – ‎21 minutes ago‎

Nine American service members died in a helicopter crash Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, where an international coalition has stepped up efforts against …

Well apparently after hours of avoiding it, the dead are Americans.

Someone, hopefully, tells Obby that no one, on any side of this (other than Sparta wives and mothers) wants a speech about it.

15. catnip - 21 September 2010

Head of Vatican Bank caught in money laundering probe

Brings back memories of reading In God’s Name back in the 1980s. There isn’t any aspect of the Catholic Church™ that isn’t corrupt.

16. catnip - 21 September 2010

Major health insurers to stop offering new child-only policies

Three cheers for HIR! Send Money Now!!

In other WTF Dem moves, I thought the decision about DADT was supposed to be made after the little “study” was over. Yet they’re holding a vote on it today? Hypocrisy, thy name is Democratic Party.

17. marisacat - 21 September 2010

It’s tough out there for a pretzel.

Rush is playing clips from the CNBC Town Hall and interjecting the silliest crap from the campaign.

The oceans rise speech, we are the ones we have been waiting for speech… and rally cries of Yes We Can!


18. marisacat - 21 September 2010

sooo shocking:

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

Senate Republicans Block Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ [3:04 p.m. ET]

For more on this and other breaking news go to ABCNews.com

ts - 21 September 2010

“We’re disappointed at not being able to proceed in legislation, but we’re going to keep on trying.” – The Man with no Discernable Lips

Oh, no! They’re tryyyyyyy-ing!

Hell, they’re all going to be lame ducks in a couple months anyway.

catnip - 21 September 2010

He’s the Elmer Fudd of press secretaries.

Wascally Wepublicans!

marisacat - 21 September 2010

Lame and lipless.

Not a pretty picture.

Madman in the Marketplace - 21 September 2010

they never intended it to pass, they just wanted the SCARY Republicans to have a vote on the record against it. Same with the DREAM Act.

marisacat - 21 September 2010

But the Democrats never USE anything like that whne they get it.. or are handed it.

From what I read it was a line vote. NOt one R.

The DREAM Act is a joke. Just more war puffery iwth a fake education overlay.

Madman in the Marketplace - 21 September 2010

that’s true, now that you mention it. Maybe they just hoped going through the motions would shut people up.

Who knows with them … nothing they do ever makes any sense to me.

19. marisacat - 21 September 2010

The comments from Charles Munger of Berkshire Hathaway have kicked around for a couple of days or so, but I finally made it to the Bloomberg report…

😆 … 🙄 …

If he were to find himself face down in very wet mud, sucking it in deeply (I care not at all if he ”copes” with it, 😆 ), welll, there might be a bit of fairness in the whirled.

Charles Munger, the billionaire vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., defended the U.S. financial-company rescues of 2008 and told students that people in economic distress should “suck it in and cope.”

“You should thank God” for bank bailouts, Munger said in a discussion at the University of Michigan on Sept. 14, according to a video posted on the Internet. “Now, if you talk about bailouts for everybody else, there comes a place where if you just start bailing out all the individuals instead of telling them to adapt, the culture dies.”

Bank rescues allowed the U.S. to avoid what could have been an “awful” downturn and will help the country as it deals with the housing slump, Munger, 86, said. He used the example of post-World War I Germany to explain how the bailouts under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama were “absolutely required to save your civilization.” ….

Fire up the Guillotines… 👿

Madman in the Marketplace - 21 September 2010

I think Goldman should have “suck(ed) it in and coped” when AIG was allowed to go under, like it should have.

20. marisacat - 21 September 2010

Slap him silly on his way out. NTIM:

I will always be grateful that at a time of great peril for our country, a man of Larry’s brilliance, experience and judgment was willing to answer the call and lead our economic team,” Obama said in a statement.

“Over the past two years, he has helped guide us from the depths of the worst recession since the 1930s to renewed growth. And while we have much work ahead to repair the damage done by the recession, we are on a better path thanks in no small measure to Larry’s wise counsel. We will miss him here at the White House, but I look forward to soliciting his continued advice and his counsel on an informal basis, and appreciate that he has agreed to serve as a member of the President’s Economic Advisory Board.”

Gone…? not gone?

“I will miss working with the President and his team on the daily challenges of economic policy making,” Summers said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to returning to Harvard to teach and write about the economic fundamentals of job creation and stable finance as well as the integration of rising and developing countries into the global system.”

Does a man as a stomach churningly ugly as Summers HAVE A FAMILY?

Real live woman? Actual live birth children?


The story is spread between “44” at Politico and an actual article…. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/42511.html

Apparenltly Bloomberg reported it first, using three anonymousie sources.

BooHooHooMan - 21 September 2010

Oh silly. Of course he does.

Meet Larry Jr., 5 and Laurentia, 6.

LOL. Our future awaits.

marisacat - 21 September 2010

Little gumdrops what fell from his tongue.

……………… 😯

BooHooHooMan - 21 September 2010

NYT has it up now too.. Out at end of year. 🙄

Welp, as the saying goes…

ts - 21 September 2010

Those that can’t do…

21. marisacat - 21 September 2010

Orzsag… shagged off…

Romer tried to slip away………. to the West..

and now Summers will squeeze his way sideways out a door. Part way only I bet.


Care to go play with any of the above?

And Rahm I guess will run for whatever that is in Chicago…

Will Obby be left with Valerie and Axelrod? And Mamma?

ts - 21 September 2010

Well, given their level and amplitude of fail, you might as well throw all the cards in and take a new hand.

Ah, Timmeh’s too stupid to resign. They’re gonna have to relocate him to the storage room, stop paying his salary, and take away his stapler.

22. Madman in the Marketplace - 21 September 2010

Naomi Klein

The cynic in me wonders if O gave Elizabeth Warren the CPA so we wouldn’t all demand that she get Larry’s job…

marisacat - 21 September 2010

Eliz Warren’s own comments today (forget what show she was on) make me wonder how long she’ll stay, anyway. It sounds like she will see if she can do anything at all, and if not, gone.

Madman in the Marketplace - 21 September 2010

I’m not expecting them to let her do much.

marisacat - 21 September 2010

I figured she thinks that too…

23. BooHooHooMan - 21 September 2010

Yeh, while I’m runnin the list,
fuck JJ Jr. too.

Gotta love it when a .piece.of.legacy.heel.shit.that.just.shit.won’t.seem.to.Jeebus!shit.legacy.shit.on.shoe.won’t……

Gets his.

This time, however, the allegations include a contention by businessman Raghuveer Nayak to the FBI that Jackson himself told Nayak, a month before Obama’s election, to offer Blagojevich a total of $6 million in exchange for the Senate seat.

Jackson, a Chicago Democrat and son of civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson, issued a Tuesday statement calling Nayak’s allegation “preposterous” and reiterating that while he was interested in the Senate seat, he did not engage in “some improper scheme with anyone.”

Jackson also addressed Nayak’s claim to the FBI that he purchased plane tickets for a woman Nayak identified as a “social acquaintance” of Jackson.

“The reference to a social acquaintance is a private and personal matter between me and my wife that was handled some time ago,” Jackson said. “I ask that you respect our privacy.”

Once the word “preposterous” is used as refutation, in a private matter well,…. ya know….

LOL. Ah well, ‘tsard out there for a Patriot Act supporting punk under surveillance. At least he had company. That roll call vote – gak.

marisacat - 21 September 2010

just laughable. Chicago should put JJ Jr on a shelf. Forget about him. So clearly a con.

I read earlier this week, it was a subject of discussion in the home as to whether he or his wife (councilwoman or something similar?) would run for mayor.

Head too big much? x2?

BooHooHooMan - 21 September 2010

Oh most definitely.
Passed along like W.
About it with these cheap fixtures.
And as much as I loathe Rahm , I like the takedown.

24. BooHooHooMan - 21 September 2010

“I ask that you respect our privacy.”

Yeh that should work. Good Lord, what planet are these sucklings from?

marisacat - 21 September 2010

I caught an hour of Rush L this am….. and there was some slobber about MO and her promoting breast feeding, esp in the black community (“suckling” reminded me).

Oh gah. I think I would have been smart enough to leave that campaign off the list. I actually did not believe Rush and googled. And yes, Mamama O is promoting breastfeeding. Part of the weight loss in the black community scam.

BooHooHooMan - 21 September 2010

Oh fuck, I see it all now.. The Cabinet reshuffle, MObama on the promo road again with Larry in tow, Summers landing in the newly designated National Mammary position outfitted solely in trousers and feeding bra. Fuck THAT. 😯

marisacat - 21 September 2010

Summers landing in the newly designated National Mammary position outfitted solely in trousers and feeding bra.

way way too scary.

marisacat - 21 September 2010

oh I cannot ignore this! I see that the Breitbart site, Big Hollywood, is calling the breastfeeding ”thing” going on, with MO and Bundschen and others, “Celebrity Nipple Nazis”.

It did make me laugh!

25. Madman in the Marketplace - 21 September 2010
26. catnip - 21 September 2010

Did Summers get caught having one of them homosextual affairs or something? He’s leaving [not really] kinda?

27. Madman in the Marketplace - 21 September 2010

Men allege sexual coercion by prominent Atlanta pastor

(CNN) — Two Georgia men have filed a lawsuit claiming that prominent Atlanta, Georgia, pastor Eddie Long coerced them into sex.

The suits, filed Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia, allege that Long used his position as a spiritual authority and bishop to coerce young male members and employees of his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church into sex.

“Defendant Long has a pattern and practice of singling out a select group of young male church members and using his authority as Bishop over them to ultimately bring them to a point of engaging in a sexual relationship,” the suits allege.

Long is considered one of the nation’s top black preachers. His church has more 25,000 members, according to the suit, and was the site of Coretta Scott King’s 2006 funeral, attended by then-President George W. Bush and three previous presidents. King was the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The pastor took one plaintiff, Anthony Flagg, 21, on overnight trips to a half-dozen American cities in recent years, Flagg’s suit alleges.

“Long shared a bedroom and engaged in intimate sexual contact with plaintiff Flagg including kissing, massaging, masturbating of plaintiff Flagg by defendant Long and oral sexual contact,” the suit says.

Long took the other plaintiff, Maurice Murray Robinson, 20, to Auckland, New Zealand, in October 2008 for his 18th birthday and engaged in oral sex with him, Robinson’s suit alleges.

“Following the New Zealand Trip, Defendant Long regularly engaged in sexual touching, and other sexual acts with Plaintiff Robinson,” Robinson’s suit alleges.

Long spokesman Art Franklin said Tuesday that “we categorically deny the allegations.”

“It is very unfortunate that someone has taken this course of action,” he said. “Our law firm will be able to respond once attorneys have had an opportunity to review the lawsuit.”

Long frequently denounces homosexual behavior. A 2007 article in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s magazine called him “one of the most virulently homophobic black leaders in the religiously based anti-gay movement.”

marisacat - 21 September 2010

Long took the other plaintiff, Maurice Murray Robinson, 20, to Auckland, New Zealand, in October 2008 for his 18th birthday and engaged in oral sex with him, Robinson’s suit alleges.

awfully long way for a Xtian BJ.

Madman in the Marketplace - 21 September 2010

on the down low down under …


marisacat - 21 September 2010

😆 snicker………………………………

28. marisacat - 21 September 2010



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