September 29, 2006

I just had to post it: Rep. Mark Foley (R) Resigns Over Sexually Explicit Messages to Minors


Why is it always the congressmen and religious leaders who are into the freaky stuff?

HP recommendation: Vote Every Incumbent Out (especially the sicko two-faced hypocritical right wing "family values" ones...)

Saying he was "deeply sorry," Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL) resigned from Congress today, hours after ABC News questioned him about sexually explicit internet messages with current and former congressional pages under the age of 18.

A spokesman for Foley, the chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, said the congressman submitted his resignation in a letter late this afternoon to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.

Hours earlier, ABC News had read excerpts of instant messages provided by former male pages who said the congressman, under the AOL Instant Messenger screen name Maf54, made repeated references to sexual organs and acts.

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read the emails- yeah, they were creepy, but nothing spot on.

Anonymous said...

dude wouldn't have resigned unless it's really bad stuff

we'll soon see the private life of Rep. Foley. It's gonna be baaad

We're run by freaks and perverts

Anonymous said...

http://www.markfoley.com/

guess he doesn't want people to see all the great Republican things he worked on

Anonymous said...

enemy...

Birds of a Feather
Two haters, one picture:
Gay-bashing straight man John Ashcroft and Gay-bashing gay man Mark Foley


This is United States Congressman Mark Foley
He voted this week for a law to allow hate groups to fire gay and lesbian people at will
The law he is supporting will overrule ANY local laws on the matter.
MARK FOLEY IS GAY
MARK FOLEY WILL BE EXPOSED FOR THE HYPOCRITE HE IS THROUGH A MAIL AND INTERNET CAMPAIGN THAT WILL REACH INTO EVERY HOME IN HIS DISTRICT.

THIS MAN IS A DANGER

TO GAY MEN AND LESBIANS

DO NOT SLEEP WITH THIS MAN
IF HE CRUISES YOU IN THE BATHROOMS OF CONGRESS,
IGNORE HIM!
IF HE HITS ON YOU AT THE NEXT REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
IGNORE HIM!

http://www.blogactive.com/2005/03/i-have-seen-enemy.html

Nobody said...

From ABC News:

... sexually explicit instant messages involving current and former underage male Congressional pages. Foley used the login name Maf54.

Maf54: Do I make you a little horny ?
Teen: A little.
Maf54: Cool.

Anonymous said...

Foley has been one of the foremost critics in the House of child pornography. Foley is chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children. He introduced a bill in 2002 to outlaw websites featuring sexually suggestive images of preteen children, saying that "these websites are nothing more than a fix for pedophiles."[6] In June 2003 he wrote letters to the governor and attorney general of Florida, asking them to review the legality of a program for teenagers of a Lake Como nudist resort in Land O'Lakes, Florida.[7]

Foley's legislation to change federal sex offender laws was supported by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, America's Most Wanted host John Walsh, and a number of victims' rights groups. President George W. Bush signed it into law as part of the Adam Walsh Child Safety and Protection Act of 2006.

Foley also succeeded in getting a law passed that allows volunteer youth-serving organizations like the Boy Scouts of America and Boys and Girls Clubs to have access to FBI fingerprint background checks to help protect children.
...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Foley

tabasco jenkins said...

Can we pass a constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage from underage congressional staffers, please?

Anonymous said...

Maf54: Do I make you a little horny?
Teen: A little.
Maf54: Cool.

keith said...

screw the housing bubble this is more fun!

Metroplexual said...

John Dean's Conservatives Without Conscience would call this guy right wing authoritarian tat is also a social dominant. In other words a conservative without conscience.

Nobody said...

More IMs. No wonder he resigned. He knew what was going to come out:

Maf54: You in your boxers, too?
Teen: Nope, just got home. I had a college interview that went late.
Maf54: Well, strip down and get relaxed.

Another message:

Maf54: What ya wearing?
Teen: tshirt and shorts
Maf54: Love to slip them off of you....

LauraVella said...

It figures...these do-gooders always are the sick ones!

keith said...

Maf54: So you hear about the housing bubble?

Teen: yeah, my parents are losing everything they've got

Maf54: That's the plan, kid. We worked it up with Bush and Greenspan. Poor and middle class people lose everything, and the rich get richer

Teen: That's not nice

Maf54: If your parents can't take care of you anymore, you can come live with me.

Teen: Really

Maf54: Yes! I wear pink slippers and a tutu, you can come live with me and we can dance like sugarplumb fairies. Karl Rove will join us too

(Ok, I made all that up. But that was fun. This story keeps on giving)

deja vu said...

I thought so too. It was only a matter of time before this would become a blogpost here...

Man, if Jim West the one time mayor of Spokane, Washington were still around, he should've talked to Foley. A Man-On-Man talk.

Anonymous said...

http://abcnews.go.com/images/WNT/02-02-03b.pdf

it's all there

Anonymous said...

this guy won't last the night. he could go live with michael jackson

Anonymous said...

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN Mark Foley of Florida thinks it’s "revolting and unforgivable" that people are openly speculating that he is gay. Revolting? Unforgivable? Is Foley serious? What’s revolting about being thought gay? What’s unforgivable about asking the question?

The five-term congressman should familiarize himself with the cool-straight-guy response to such speculation: thank the questioner for the flattery but then own up to heterosexual misdeeds like bad haircuts and mismatched clothing. Did Foley miss Ben Affleck’s elegant handling of persistent gay rumors? "I’m not stylish enough to be gay," Affleck said. "I have trouble trying to pick out which shoes go with which pants."

But then, that would only work if the 48-year-old congressman were heterosexual. Which he is not. Foley is gay. It’s one of those open secrets that’s more open than secret. It first came up during his initial run for Congress in 1994. A right-wing opponent in the GOP primary sent out a mailing saying that Foley was gay. Foley answered the accusation — and in this context, it was an accusation — by telling the media: "I like women."

Two years later, after Foley voted in favor of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Advocate outed him along with another closeted lawmaker, Congressman Jim Kolbe, who’d voted in favor of the anti-gay measure. Of Foley, Advocate reporter J. Jennings Moss wrote: "In interviews for this story, several people close to the 41-year-old from West Palm Beach described him as a gay man, although one also said he dated women." The magazine also spoke with former Navy lieutenant Tracy Thorne, who came out on national television during the gays-in-the-military debate. Thorne knew Foley because Thorne’s father was one of Foley’s staunchest supporters, dating back to Foley’s time in the Florida state legislature. Thorne matter-of-factly told the Advocate: "Mark Foley has spent his entire life in the closet."

Anonymous said...

Gee, another perv in politics, go figure!

At least the S.O.B had the brains to step down immediately!

keith said...

this makes the starr report seem like childs play

no pun intended

hemorrhoidforhousing said...

The guy just caught by another page from history!

tom said...

“Why is it always the congressmen and religious leaders who are into the freaky stuff?”

Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality; they discourse like angels but they live like men.

Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1709-1784)

keith said...

it's hard to win re-election after you've committed suicide. it would have been more fun if he didn't resign though. too bad.

seriously, wonder what the guy is doing tonight? attending that tom delay fundraiser?

keith said...

even the brits are going to be like "man, that's REALLY bad" tomorrow. And they love their gay MP / pervert scandals

Anonymous said...

"seriously, wonder what the guy is doing tonight? "
I think he was pretty clear about what he does alone at night.

keith said...

story would have been so much better if it was cheney

man, I miss clinton sometimes

Anonymous said...

Keith, don't you dare make voting recommendations, unless you plan to vote yourself.

tabasco jenkins said...

Red Staters are so morally superior...oh wait...they're just like everyone else, maybe even worse because they often repress and project their biological urges...no way...

SeattleMoose said...

Repugs...the party of war-mongers, fear-mongers, and child molestors.

Not that Dems are much better.

It more of a indictment of the moral fiber of our whole society.

We are 1st century Rome (Nero, Caligula, etc.)

tabasco jenkins said...

Keith,

It gets better. Apparently GOP leadership knew about this tuff for at least a year, enough so that a former page says his class was warned about Foley.

And they let this guy remain as the co-chair of the committee that was looking into sex offender legislation in the meantime. Well, I guess he had some real life experience to draw on.

What a country.

Anonymous said...

"what a country."

my definition of illegal living in this great country:

illegal means:

1.) crossing the border without permission and commiting crimes while inside america.
2.) using fake identification.
3.) enjoying government entitlements not entitled to received.
4.) assisting and abetting homebuyers to commit fraud (i.e. liar loans)
5.) home buyers lying about their income to qualify for a loan
6.) sucking all the retirement benefits or bankrupting a corporation by certain ceo & cfos (i.e. enron, worldcomm, etc.)
7.) accepting bribes from government contractors (i.e. cunningham & abramoff case)
8.) shooting an innocent high school student at bailey, colorado.
9.) molesting an innocent and helpless child.
10.) bombing the federal building in oklahoma.

so, what's the difference?

items 1 through 3 were committed by brown skinned people, while items 4 though 10 were committed by white people.

let the first person who hasn't committed a sin cast the first stone.

tabasco jenkins please comment.

tabasco jenkins said...

The page worked for Rep. Rodney Alexander (news, bio, voting record), R-La., who said Friday that when he learned of the e-mail exchanges 10 to 11 months ago, he called the teen's parents. Alexander told the Ruston Daily Leader, "We also notified the House leadership that there might be a potential problem," a reference to the House's Republican leaders.
AP 9/29/06

...good job fellas.

tabasco jenkins said...

anon, Saturday, September 30, 2006 2:12:36 AM

Comment on what? What's you're fcking point?

Anonymous said...

borkafatty is blogging anonymously now!

Anonymous said...

interesting!!!!!!!

Alan P. said...

This guy should be in jail. He should be a registered sex offender. He won't, you know why? Because the Repugs are the party of moral turpitude. The Dems are turgid turtles too. Face it, they all like to have young fresh faced kids around them. Is anyone going to tell me that there hasn't been some page porking going on over the last few decades? The whole system is corrupt and not worth saving.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine what the Republicans would be doing with this if the guy had been a Democrat? Bet the Dems don't do squat with it...they are way too nice. (and stupid)

more from the Family Values crowd....just wonder what kind of weird shit Dobson is into

Anonymous said...

do you expect anything better?

Patch Tuesday said...

Guess he wasn't satisfied with just jerking off the taxpayers, he had to do their kids too...

Anonymous said...

from three above.

Buddy your f**ked up!

Dems didn't have a chance ,this guy bailed out too fast for them to devour him!

Too nice? You kidd'n

Anonymous said...

from the list 9 above
other than maybe #'s 8 and 10

I got news for ya!
All colors have done that s**t not just whites!

Anonymous said...

anon 6:39:31,

i got news for ya also, list 1 - 3 doesn't only involve brown people. the point i'm trying to make is that some ignits were fast in passing judgment to people of color and linking them to a particular crime. people are quick in stereotyping mexicans as to be illegals. i'm just giving them the same courtesy.

by the way, i, like many of us, don't like and will not tolerate illegal behavior, whether it's an immigration violation or otherwise.

dan said...

Why is it always the religious folks?

Its called hiding in the open.

Anonymous said...

"let the first person who hasn't committed a sin cast the first stone."

Pass the stone.

keith said...

tomorrow's headline today:

"Republican Leadership appoints pedophile to lead caucus on exploited children"

ah, the gift that keeps on giving

gotta love that congress, huh HP'ers?

keith said...

Get ready for "what did they know, and when did they know it" games, up through the election

Anonymous said...

what, no falafel?

keith said...

I love the "deny, deny, deny" strategy. Looks even funnier now that the IM's have gotten out and the dude resigned.

_____________


Jason Kello, a spokesman for Foley's campaign, portrayed the controversy as a political attack.

"There have not been any allegations made by ANYONE except by Tim Mahoney and the Democrats who are attempting to misrepresent a series of innocent communications to prop up a failing political campaign," Kello said in a statement.

"This is nothing more than a political attack and an attempt at the worst kind of character assassination."

http://www.sptimes.com/2006/09/29/Worldandnation/Foe_questions_e_mails.shtml

keith said...

The House committee on Official Conduct now has ten days to issue a preliminary report on what the Republican leadership knew, when they knew it, and what they did or didn't do about it.

Anonymous said...

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/BrianRoss/story?id=2509586&page=3

Maf54 (7:48:00 PM): did you spank it this weekend yourself

Xxxxxxxxx (7:48:04 PM): no

Xxxxxxxxx (7:48:16 PM): been too tired and too busy

Maf54 (7:48:33 PM): wow…

Maf54 (7:48:34 PM): i am never to busy haha

Xxxxxxxxx (7:48:51 PM): haha

Maf54 (7:50:02 PM): or tired..helps me sleep

Anonymous said...

The report from the Republican-led House Government Affairs Committee stated that Abramoff had as many as 485 contacts with the White House, and prime among his lobbying targets was former White House political director Ken Mehlman, and Bush's adviser Karl Rove.

Of those 485 contacts, 345 were described as meetings or other in-person contacts; 71 were described as phone conversations and 69 were e-mail exchanges.

The records detailed in the recent report span from Jan. 2001 to Mar. 2004. In Jan. of 2006, Abramoff pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiracy, one count of mail fraud and one count of tax evasion.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=2505039&page=1

Anonymous said...

Good GOP member, he's got the family values King Bush keeps talking about. I wish I no values and then I could vote for jerks like this.

Anonymous said...

Borkie where are you? You must have something to say about this.

Anonymous said...

i'd like to see that overweight hastert go down. he is the worst house leader and this house has done nothing. i mean nothing.

Anonymous said...

As a chic I have to admit this - If only he were female, he wouldn't be in this predicament.

Just ask the blonde teacher.

Anonymous said...

Jeeze, one GOP pole smoker and you libs have a hissy fit. Where is the tolerance for alternate lifestyles? Isn't he really just a victim of your misguided hate?

panicearly said...

the spot light is off iraq where the real molesting continues .

Anonymous said...

Two words:

Barney Frank

Anonymous said...

All the stupity out there!

This monster is a Republican pervert. He is not gay. Someone who just happens to be homosexual is gay. Got it??

Anonymous said...

The guy's a real monster. If he'd just limited himself to shoving cigars up their intern asses instead of sending those smarmy emails, he'd be a party hero, right?

Anonymous said...

Slick Willie

Monica

Partagas

Awaiting Bubble Rubble said...

"especially the sicko two-faced hypocritical right wing "family values" ones"

Anybody who has to self-impose some fascistic set of principles upon him or herself (i.e., anybody associated with some puritanical movement like the christian right) probably has some deep emotional problems arising from something s/he considers perverse, from pedophilia, homosexuality, S&M, beastiality, etc. I'm not surprised at all that priests molest kids, televangelists get caught with sleezy prostitutes, and holy roller male politicians are hitting on teenaged boys. I think that's all as predictable as school shootings virtually always happening in some idyllic small town or suburban "I just cannot believe it happened here!!!" type of setting.

Anonymous said...

seems to go hand in glove with the crazed level of ambition required to want to legislate in this clusterfuck environment.

Signed,
Michael Jackson