So Really, What's The Subtext Here?

9.07.2006
Ore : 7:24 AM

"This is a man who is supposed to be someone you can respect..."

And just why can't you,
Mrs. Mills? Spell it out for me.

IIRC, there was a problem a few years ago with some Tenderloin SFPD who, on paid time, filmed themselves in pornographic scenes, sometimes in public places. They got fired, as they should have. They betrayed the public trust, as they had engaged in inappropriate activities on the taxpayer's dime.

This is not such a case. One wonders why he's the one in trouble if his wife was doing this. What exactly was his crime? Should he have divorced her? Knocked her around a bit until she submitted to the average Snyderan's liking? Why is he responsible to for her private actions to such an extent if we do not accept that a wife is nothing more than an extension of her husband, that she is somehow his property, and he must be held accountable for her actions?

How ironic that these arguments ostensibly against pornography are founded in so much sexism and misogyny.

And its doubtful the situation would be much better had the couple's roles been reversed: She would have been cast as a victim of her dog of a husband, and the people would have been just as vocal in their objections to having a victim (a weakling, a person they perceive as having been used) in the office of Chief of Police.

There's something really off about small-town Oklahoma IMO...

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Comments for So Really, What's The Subtext Here?
Just wanted to let you know I finally responded to your response to my comment over on tornwordo's blog. Been busy lately and haven't had much of a chance to blog. At any rate here was/is my response:

The last Christian Republican who had the balls to call out the religious right was the late Barry Goldwater who stated he had no issues with Christianity... it just didn't belong in politics.

He also said, "You don't have to be straight to be in the military, you just have to shoot straight."

He was also pro-choice saying that abortion is not a matter of the law it's a matter of the heart.

Sadly Goldwater died in 1998, the Republicans need more like him who don't mince words and aren't afraid to take the Falwells, Robertsons, and Coulters to task.

Time and time again I'm tempted to throw in the towel on the Republican party and sign on with the Libertarians. If they had a viable chance in hell of winning an election I would have done so long ago.

Just wanted to let you know I finally responded to your response to my comment over on tornwordo's blog. Been busy lately and haven't had much of a chance to blog. At any rate here was/is my response:

The last Christian Republican who had the balls to call out the religious right was the late Barry Goldwater who stated he had no issues with Christianity... it just didn't belong in politics.

He also said, "You don't have to be straight to be in the military, you just have to shoot straight."

He was also pro-choice saying that abortion is not a matter of the law it's a matter of the heart.

Sadly Goldwater died in 1998, the Republicans need more like him who don't mince words and aren't afraid to take the Falwells, Robertsons, and Coulters to task.

Time and time again I'm tempted to throw in the towel on the Republican party and sign on with the Libertarians. If they had a viable chance in hell of winning an election I would have done so long ago.

I do appreciate that stance -- much more in line with "rendering unto Caesar that which is Caesar's." A truly Christian point of view. If only it carried more weight with the modern conservative movement as it exists in practice...

I'm not going to get into the libertarian thing right now, unless you want me to. ;)

The thing with Goldwater on strident, fundamentalist right-wing evangelicals: Here is a vocal plurality of the American electorate that Democrats, on the whole, wisely choose not to court. They understand that they avoid unleashing forces that will ultimately end up controlling them. A pity Republicans could not be so circumspect.

Even if one is going to be a blatantly pro-corporatist, almost borderline proto-fascist, one cannot claim "pragmatism" as the reason for co-opting the crazy religious wingnut vote, as it seems to me that allying with such a demographic can ultimately lead only to the downfall of any corporatist agenda.

Beyond myopia as an explanation, I just don't get today's Republican party on this count.

(PS, I'm glad you find what you do to admire in Goldwater, but observe the parallel to your situation: your sanity is not dragging the rest of your party in the proper direction; the beast, so to speak, is the one in control, even if you do have your hand on the leash...)

i think it's the water, and maybe all the pollution that they deregulated.

Here's the police chief's wife. I think they actually fired him for marrying her.

Lordy, butchieboy, that picture is rough. Up til I saw that I was thinking milf, but no longer. now I just want chloroform.

Sounds like the people in that town have a beef w/ the chief for other reasons. That, or there's just a whole lot of nuthin' going on, so they need this for excitement.

At your recommendation to be more pro-active in taking the Republican party back from the religious zealots who have wrested control of it, I've signed up with It's My Party Too, a PAC created by former NJ governor, Christie Whitman, to restore the Republican party to its roots.

aig: You are racist against podunk crackers! Admit it!

butchie: eep.

thrillhous: What, I can't be right once in a while?

Perp: Good luck and best wishes. Though we'll always disagree on a great number of things, I appreciate your sanity.

I do not want to see the rest of that picture.

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