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Lindsey Graham Accused Of Being 'Ambiguously Gay'

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gayAll politics in South Carolina is loco, I mean local. No, I take that back. With the recent comments by Republican U.S. senatorial candidate Dave Feliciano about sitting Senator Lindsey Graham, there's definitely a bit a craziness going on in the Palmetto state. HuffPo:

Police officer and political novice Dave Feliciano, who is contesting the Republican primary to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), said on the steps of the South Carolina state House Thursday that Graham is "ambiguously gay."

That dainty, gentlemanly squire from South Carolina, the one with that boyish, Beauregard flamboyance is gay -- or ambiguously gay? "Why I do, declare, how unsportin' of that kindly good-natured man, to be pulling the cotton down over our eyes and passing himself off as straight."

Come to think of it, don't ambiguously gay men participate in all kinds of "unseemly" activities? I guess when you settle in and think some about it, Mister Graham is kind of genteel. He's got smooth, soft skin and always has a determined look on his face. I just figured that it was gas -- even the finest cooked of southern cuisine can do that to a man. It's just so hard to think of him as a Liberace boy. Then again, those pursed lips. That soft-spoken, almost feminine voice. And that heaven-sent southern charm -- haven't seen anything like it since Frank Underwood in House of Cards. I suppose that should have been a give-away. Kevin Spacey, Lindsey Graham. I do see a certain resemblance. And it is a rare sight to see Senator Graham without Senator McCain on his arm. Those two do travel a lot together. Israel. England. France. Say, come to think of it, aren't those countries where gays are openly accepted?

Now all this talk has got me to wondering-- what Lindsey was referring to when he was photographed with that boyfriend of his, Mr. McCain? You know the picture I'm talking about -- the "size" discussion:

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And if it's what I'm thinking about, I'm quite insulted for Lindsey when that old cradle-robbing pervert Sen. McCain referred to Sen. Graham in this photo:

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Now I'm not one to tell tales out of school, but I did come across this home video. It's been circulatin' around the Mint Julep and Bourbon Society in Charleston for some time now. I was thinking it was just some plantation hoax, but now I'm having some second thoughts. Maybe good ol' Lindsey IS playing for the other side, in an ambiguous way.

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Video- Lindsey Graham To FOX - "Blocking Every Senate Appointment" Until Benghazi Survivors Can Testify

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Lil Lindsey stamps his feet and DEMANDS!! Oy.

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Video- The Daily Show: Fifty Shades of No Way

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Video- The Daily Show: Fifty Shades of Graham

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Add A Pinch Of Salt And You’ve Got Whack-A-Doodle Stew

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Here’s what you get when you send fertilizer over to Egypt and expect the results to be anything less explosive than the Oklahoma City/Timothy McVeigh car bomb.

Tea party experts on diplomacy and foreign affairs, stalwarts Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert and Steve King spent this past weekend in Egypt thanking the country’s military for overthrowing their elected government. Rumor has it that their real purpose in going there was to get tips on how to overthrow a government because they have plans to do that here in the states.

When it came time to demonstrate this troika’s understanding of the unrest in Eqypt, they began what can best be described as a Saturday Night Live sketch.  Oh, this is priceless. During the threesome’s speeches, they constantly blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the 9/11 attacks in the U.S.

RAW STORY:

“We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed here for the people in Egypt. We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world. We stand against this great evil. We are not for them. We remember who caused 9/11 in America. We remember who it was that killed 3,000 brave Americans. We have not forgotten.”

So much for our Tea party knuckleheads’ understanding of the actual 9/11 details:

In fact, the 9/11 Commission determined that Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda terrorist network were responsible for orchestrating the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 (not the Muslim Brotherhood). Following the attack, the Muslim Brotherhood “strongly condemned” the action.

Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was a top Muslim Brotherhood leader at the time of the attacks, called them “a wrong act which we denounce regardless of its doer.”

So this blathering trio, los tres amigos de locura (insanity) continued their road show, gaff after gaff. They hardly got a fact right. What they were doing in Egypt is anyone's guess. A pending war action in Syria, a total failure by President Obama's official emissaries John McCain and Lindsey Graham 10 days earlier that then these "saviors" pop up, to add to the hijinx.

Lorne Michaels once used a Sarah Palin speech, word for word, as an opening for SNL. It was delivered by Tina Fey. It brought down the house. And when the real Sarah Palin then stepped on the stage, the roar could be heard around the world. You have to hand it to Sarah, she knew she was a joke and was a good sport about it.

Here’s the next verbatim sketch from the comic geniuses at SNL:  Bachmann, Gohmert, and King face the people of Egypt. You'll fight to keep a straight face.

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Forget It, Jake, It's Chinatown

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I loved CHINATOWN, the movie. It's one of my favorites for so many reasons. And there's one exchange with Jack Nicholson (Jake Gittes) and Faye Dunaway (Evelyn Mulwray) where Nicholson wants the truth about Dunaway's relationship with her "daughter." It goes like this:

Evelyn Mulwray: She's my daughter.

[Gittes slaps Evelyn]

Jake Gittes: I said I want the truth!

Evelyn Mulwray: She's my sister...

[slap]

Evelyn Mulwray: She's my daughter...

[slap]

Evelyn Mulwray: My sister, my daughter.

[More slaps]

Jake Gittes: I said I want the truth!

Evelyn Mulwray: She's my sister AND my daughter!

And so a similar situation exists with Senator Lindsay Graham. He can't quite bring himself to tell the truth. If this was the public interrogating him on the NSA, Sequestration, Benghazi, Obama's performance, it would be:

Graham: It's, the Democrats  who F'd up. We had to do the sequestration. They made us do it.

[slap]

Public: How?

Graham: They elected the Black guy.

[slap]

Public: I said I want the truth.

[slap]

Graham: That is the truth. I swear. We can't have a... one of them running things.

[slap]

Graham: Besides, the president knew Benghazi was going to happen and refused to act. Then he covered it up.  Ask McCain. He's the one who I work for. He'll tell you. And sequestration? We only went along to teach the... Obama a lesson.

[slap]

Graham: Why'd you hit me. I'm talking.

Public: That one's for being such a jerk. Does the name Nancy Mace ring a bell?

Graham: Nancy Mace. I know a Nancy Grace.

[slap]

Graham: Yes, yes, I know her. The Tea Party's is using her to expose me for being a RINO. I'll tell you anything you want to know if you can stop her from primarying me.

Public: We want the truth about sequestration. How is Obama's really handling foreign threats in the Middle East? Are you going to vote to shut down our country over the budget and Obamacare?

[slap]

Graham: Okay, okay. I'll talk. I'll talk. But only to Candy Crowley. And please, save me from a primary. Nancy Macy might beat me then I'll be jobless like all the others who I took away their livelihoods with my austerity votes.

[slap]

So that's all it takes is slapping spineless officials around with a primary threat and their true colors come out. How's that yellow suit go with your silver hair, Lindsey?

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Weekly Upchucks: Abortion, Education, Hagee, and More

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Via Peter Daou

Please welcome back guest blogger K.C. Boyd. You might remember her from her earlier posts. You can link over to her site here for the entire post. It’s well worth a look:

Another Upchuckable Week - the place where religion meets your rights – by K. C. Boyd

The Weekly Upchuck

Abortion

  • Overtly Theocratic- Upchuck: Texas Lieutenant Governor sounds the gavel on Texas’s abortion-killing bill. Jaw-dropping. Watch and weep for the constitutional lines he crosses. http://bit.ly/12HgbQI
  • Lady Liberty Weeps-Chuck: For all the joy among Texan anti-choicers, it is women who are the losers. Rather than being larger than life, these extremists have shown just how small they are. http://bit.ly/18nv7cg [...]

Education

  • School-daze Upchuck: In Texas, there are those who think evolution should be dispensed with entirely. Students should be taught to reject evolution altogether and accept creationism. This year, when the Texas Board of Ed sits down to wrangle over what should be in the new science textbooks, Creationist theories will very much be in the mix. http://bit.ly/18jkl6Q [...]

Elections

  • They Eat Their Own-Chuck: Christianist challenges Lindsay Graham for not being conservative enough. http://bit.ly/YtfgCq
  • Ban Textbooks, Bring Back the Bible-Chuck: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz in Iowa as featured speakers for conservative pastors organized by anti-gay, anti-choice, anti-Mormon, Christian-nation absolutist who has declared war on secularism and separation of church and state, as well as on Republicans who don’t embrace his vision of an America in which the Bible serves as “the principle textbook” for public education and a “Christian culture” has been “re-established. http://bit.ly/11WKGIu
  • Rand Hurls: “I think the Republican Party base is people who go to church. If you poll people and ask them if they go to church, maybe 60 percent of them vote Republican.” http://yhoo.it/12PKnxD [...]

Full Moon Tonight

  • He So Gay-Chuck: Gary Bauer needs to step out of the closet every now and then to learn what it’s really like to be a minority. http://bit.ly/12uHtLp [...]

Hagee – In a League of His Own

  • Check Your Facts-Chuck: Hagee sayeth  Jesus had a bar mitzvah.(minute 11) No can be true. The earliest BM was in the 14th century, long after JC’s death. Love the sweater John. http://bit.ly/194Y3Zo [...]

Antidotes

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