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DHS Child Sex Sting Official Is A Democrat

Earlier today we listed some of the strong reaction to the arrest of Department of Homeland Security deputy press secretary Brian J. Doyle for attempting to arrange sexual relations with what he believed to be a 14-year-old female. Much of the reaction was critical of the Bush administration for not properly vetting one of their appointees. That assessment is dead wrong.

Brian Doyle is a career civil servant - NOT a political appointee. Government workers aren't "vetted." Doyle, as a DHS employee probably has a secret or top secret government clearance, but in DC that's hardly a unique commodity. Unless there is some prior history of pedophilia or sex crimes, the background searches and investigation wouldn't have alerted anyone to the possibility that he might get into the kind of trouble he's in now. The kind of hindsight analysis suggesting that the White House should have been "vetting" the civil service employees of their agencies, is laughable considering that the Clinton administration who dogged for years over the FBI files scandal (Filegate). It's also probably illegal...

So what do we know about is Brian Doyle? He's a former long-time Time magazine Washington bureau employee, a civil servant, and a registered Democrat. ***

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The image above is a Wizbang created, graphical representation of actual public record voter registration data obtained (in person) this morning. You can see the raw image here, and it's all (somewhat) easily verifiable.

The fact that Brian Doyle is a longtime Democrat isn't really indicative of much of anything - his job was apolitical. His arrest in a Florida sting operation, despite the attempts of the left to paint it otherwise, is a personal failing - not one of the Bush administration.


Previously:

DHS Official Brian Doyle's Child Porn Arrest Draws Liberal Bloggers Interest

*** - This line originally read, "He's a former Time magazine reporter, career civil servant, and a registered Democrat." It has been updated with more accurate information.


In case you're wondering how we got this information; a little background on Maryland's Election Law might help.

Registration records are "public records." - Registration records open to public inspection pursuant to subsection (a) of a former version of this section are clearly "public records," as defined in Maryland's Public Information Act, and not privileged or made confidential by law. 62 Op. Att'y Gen. 396 (1977).


Any member of public entitled to inspect and copy registration records. - In the absence of a "special order of the board" or a "reasonable regulation" by the board so providing, any member of the public is entitled to inspect and copy registration records of the board pursuant to subsection (a) of a former version of this section, without any of the restrictions set forth in former 3-22 of former Article 33 (now see 3-507 of this article). 62 Op. Att'y Gen. 396 (1977).


Update: We created the graphic so that you wouldn't have to decipher printout, but if you really want to examine the printout here's a key bit if information. If you look closely at the data on the form you'll notice that Montgomery county uses YY/MM/DD and YYYY/MM/DD as their date coding schemes. The 06/04/07 at the top of the form translates to April 7, 2006 - the day the public record report was run. Coincidentally April 7, 2006 is also Doyle's birthday (as you can verify in other news accounts from Friday), so on the day the computer printout was produced Doyle had turned 56. If you're really gung-ho you can go to Switchboard.com and lookup Brian Doyle in Silver Spring, MD. You'll notice there is only one resulting match for that search and it matches the address shown on the voter registration printout.


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Comments (53)

Kevin, re-read your last se... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

Kevin, re-read your last sentence again. I think you missed a key word...

Thanks. The "not" somehow ... (Below threshold)

Thanks. The "not" somehow is now were it's supposed to be.

You know what you've done n... (Below threshold)
Steve L.:

You know what you've done now, Kevin? You've forced the Democrats to now admit that it was no big deal that he was arrested.

Democrats - sexually molest... (Below threshold)
Master Shake:

Democrats - sexually molesting the children that Americans won't sexually molest.

Good work Kevin!... (Below threshold)
Rick13:

Good work Kevin!

They're switching to Dr. Ch... (Below threshold) So they are saying we shoul... (Below threshold)
Scott:

So they are saying we should be domestically spying on people?

The charges against Lynch <... (Below threshold)

The charges against Lynch have been dropped. He's still under investigation, but not charged.

woa! a progressive pedophil... (Below threshold)
jummy:

woa! a progressive pedophile - whodathunkit?

/sarchasm

Well done Kevin - I wonder ... (Below threshold)
JAT:

Well done Kevin - I wonder if we will see this on CBS tonight!

oh my...a democrat finally ... (Below threshold)
kath:

oh my...a democrat finally caught at what they do best...pedophilia.....who da' thunk it....lol

You are incorrect. You hav... (Below threshold)
Don Andre:

You are incorrect. You have the WRONG Brian Doyle. The Brian Doyle, the registered dem you speak of works at the Federal Reserve, not the DHS.

Any of the above posters ca... (Below threshold)
Don Andre:

Any of the above posters care to eat some crow and chime back in with some more of their hate speech?

Nice try Don Andre, but you... (Below threshold)

Nice try Don Andre, but you're full of shit.

The Brian Doyle you speak of is Brian M. Doyle, which took all of 15 seconds to find out...

What's your point exactly? ... (Below threshold)

What's your point exactly? What? That Doyle's a Democrat? And this proves...? The point is the sham of Homeland Security, moreover, the sham morality of this administration. The point is we have a president who openly lies to us, who lied us into war, that puts his own agents under threat. Morality? Family values? My next door neighbor cried in my arms last Christmas as we buried his son who was killed in Iraq. "I voted for that bastard," he said, speaking of you-know-who. All I could say is, "Bush lied to you; you didn't know." Because people don't know, though they're fast finding out. So much for there being a Liberal media.

And there is this:

When President Nixon covertly subverted checks and balances 30 years ago during the Vietnam War, Congress passed laws making clear that presidents were not to engage in unconstitutional behavior in the interest of "national security." Then, Congress was reacting to violation of Fourth Amendment protections against searches and seizures without judicial warrants establishing "probable cause," attempts to assassinate foreign leaders, and surveillance of American citizens.

Now, the Iraq war is being used to justify similar abuses. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, providing constitutional means to carry out surveillance, and the Intelligence Identification Protection Act, protecting the identity of undercover intelligence agents, have both been violated by an administration seeking to restore "the legitimate authority of the presidency," as Cheney puts it.

The presidency possesses no power not granted to it under the Constitution. The powers the current administration seeks in its "war on terror" are not granted under the Constitution. Indeed, they are explicitly prohibited by acts of Congress.

Unchecked, unbalanced http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=467135&category=OPINION&newsdate=4/2/2006

Those dying in Iraq -- Blackwater mercenaries excluded -- swore their oath to defend the Constitution, not this sham presidential power based on the preferences of John Yoo. What morality is this, a president who is law unto himself?

But really -- what is your point, boiling this down to political party? Some one little layer cake world. It's an attitude that brought the Republicans Jack Abramoff. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/9519825/meet_mr_republican_jack_abramoff

Isn't it time to move on? Fix this? What we have now is a disaster built on lies. And bad means, bad end.

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The point of this post was ... (Below threshold)
George:

The point of this post was that the Left tried to tie Doyle's misconduct with the Republicans and the Bush Administration. The BushLied(tm) meme is really getting annoying, especially considering the recent evidence that includes showing that Hussein met with Bin Laden. Nice potshot at John Yoo, one of the most intelligent former employees of the administration, as espoused by none other than Joe Biden. The man is a great American and should be appointed to the Supreme Court post haste.

I don't give a flip what pa... (Below threshold)
A random chic:

I don't give a flip what party he is a part of. He needs shot. Or at least locked in a Federal Pen. Let those boys take care of him. . .

(reading Deborah Conner's e... (Below threshold)
Wanderlust:

(reading Deborah Conner's emotional rant above)

Wouldn't it be nice if the people who rave about FISA really understood the complexities of constitutional law, especially in regards to the separation of powers vs executive privilege?

Or that those who quote people who recently lost loved ones in battle, using the quotes to justify their own political views about the war, really understood the grieving process?

Or that those who try to peg Abramoff to Republicans understand that Abramoff's influence - and money - were spread just as deep through influential members of the Democratic Party as well; that Abramoff's issues were not as much party-based as they were about influence peddling - especially in regards to protecting the shady profits of the tribal-run gambling casinos?

I know...I might as well wish for OBL to become a Christian.

Ain't. Gonna. Happen.

The more I read posts like Debbie's rant above, the more I am convinced that conservatives think, and liberals feel.

/sigh

As I read these postings, I... (Below threshold)
Motorboat Mike:

As I read these postings, I see how well the
politics of division has worked. I see a posting from Kath basically calling every Democrat in the world a pedophile??? I don't care what your are
Democrat or Republican, you have to agree that it is really a problem when we have got down to this level as Americans??? Things have gotten totally
out of hand. If you really care about this country
open your eyes and search for the TRUTH, turn off the Limbaugh's,Franken's, Hannity's. They have shows to sell.

"Wouldn't it be nice if ... (Below threshold)
B Moe:

"Wouldn't it be nice if the people who rave about FISA really understood the complexities of constitutional law..."

It would be nice if they understood the complexities of a calender:

"Isn't it time to move on?"

No fuckin' shit, Deb, put the tie-dyes away and step slowly away from the 70's. Come on, you can do it.

Deborah Conner, The Abramof... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Deborah Conner, The Abramoff link was very good! (Matt Taibbi: no wonder). Nice blog, too. The Yang actually compliments the Ying. That's rare! And Wizbang Paul: the above article used Safavian and Katrina (disbursment) in the same sentence. A brick in the wall or...?

OF THE $261,918 THAT JACK A... (Below threshold)

OF THE $261,918 THAT JACK ABRAMOFF has donated to political causes/campaigns over the years, $172,933 has gone to various Republican political candidates while the remainder ($88,985) went to special interests such as "Americans for a Republican Majority PAC", "Keep our Majority", and the "Republican Majority Fund". Zero dollars of his personal funds went to Democrats.
(full list of Donations made by Abramoff and/or his wife AT POLITICAL CORTEX)
http://www.politicalcortex.com/story/2006/1/11/102743/169

As for being tired of the lies -- I know. The polls are showing just how tired of them people really are. Cat's out of bag, my dear. And that's not just a feeling.

All though, yes, I do have feelings. You'll like this:

http://themoonsfavors.blogspot.com/2006/02/moons-favors-redux.html

And right again. I'm not an expert in law. I simply hold it in high regard. My father spent his life working for Vet's rights and helped pass the GI Bill, that little socialistic package that has paid our nation back ten fold. But WAR POWERS by Peter Irons is a good grounding for us lay folk, I think. Of course, you're the expert.
A review: http://themoonsfavors.blogspot.com/2006/02/war-powers-how-imperial-presidency.html

And John Yoo? http://www.nybooks.com/articles/18431 (Biden? Another C student with presidential ambitions. No thanks to both.)

Ah yes. Remember back when Bush unsigned us from the Rome Statute? Red flag. Please: Stop Sleeping. http://home.earthlink.net/~platter/preemption.html

awesome work kevin,,,i look... (Below threshold)
STEVE L.:

awesome work kevin,,,i looked for 3 days trying to find out his party record.
and the above poster,,motorboat mike seemed to be upset because we are looking into this,,,i dont like "slinging the mud",,, untill of coarse someone else does first,and at that time i see nothing wrong with staying even,,,,, what good for the goose,,is good for the gander.....

Regardless what he is regis... (Below threshold)
DC Mom:

Regardless what he is registered as, HE IS # 4 GUY AT HOMELAND SECURITY!!. And this guy is taking naked pictures of himself with his ID CARD still on?!?!?!

I think that most "liberals" were pointing out the idiocy of the people running HS--If this guy could be taken in by a "teen" (who is really a cop) who likes old ugly guys, maybe liberals were overreacting about the security Dubai port deal...

Lets not fall into Pat Robertson's brain and believe that Jesus loves republicans and democrats are shunned by God. Thats such a stupid way of thinking, I just don't understand why people still believe in the f**ked up notion called the wrath of God.

"At age ten the madam put t... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"At age ten the madam put the child in a cage with a bear trained to couple with young girls so the girls would be frigid and not fall in love with their patrons. They fed her through the bars and aroused the bear with a stick when it seemed to lose interest."___________Lewis Libby, "The Apprentice" (1996)

Erm...I don't get the "he's... (Below threshold)
George:

Erm...I don't get the "he's the #4 guy" remark, he was just a press guy. Who the hell cares about them? He wasn't in any position of power.

per wanderlust comment:... (Below threshold)
don mattingly:

per wanderlust comment:

Getting personal isn't debate. But there are facts.

OF THE $261,918 THAT JACK ABRAMOFF has donated to political causes/campaigns over the years, $172,933 has gone to various Republican political candidates while the remainder ($88,985) went to special interests such as "Americans for a Republican Majority PAC", "Keep our Majority", and the "Republican Majority Fund". Zero dollars of his personal funds went to Democrats.
(full list of Donations made by Abramoff and/or his wife AT POLITICAL CORTEX)

Have a look. And yeah, that stone article is terrific.

Hey Random Chic ... (Below threshold)
virgo:

Hey Random Chic

He need shot ? Than He need Cheney !

Yep thats the right Brian ... (Below threshold)
virgo:

Yep thats the right Brian Doyle alright i,d recognize that voter id anywhere !
Mattingly, both partys take money from special interests period .. thats how the country works, campaign finance law ( McCain Feingold ) was unconstitutional and therefore a joke.. trying to tell someone what they can or cant do with their money is absurd on its face..let the free market work..

I agree. Let the free marke... (Below threshold)

I agree. Let the free market wail. Stop giving tax breaks that favor the powerful; stop subsidizing oil; make sure that all production costs are met before a profit is drawn -- as in environmental damage past and future, management of resources, and the true cost of labor. Workers don't really grow on trees and live on air. And where would production be without them? Promotion of health for workers and consumers. Education. All are essential to factor into this free market. Unlimited resources, unlimited growth? Fairy tales. Let's get real and elect leaders who understand this. What is the function of business? I was taught in Biz 101 that it's to provide a service.
You know what the real god of the Republican party is? The voodoo science of economics. A friend writes:

Suppose I owned a company and had an employee who consistently lied to me, undermined the work of those under him or her while shifting blame onto them, wrecked the company's reputation, and then brought the organization to the brink of bankruptcy. This is not exceptional news these days, but in this case their defense was that "God told them it was in everyone's best interest." Now suppose that the company is our beloved USA, and we, as "shareholders", have hired this man to be our CEO. I would say that censure of the President is not enough.

Fire him.

Tax cuts that favor the pow... (Below threshold)
George:

Tax cuts that favor the powerful? Let's see, it really just takes some simple math to see that they're rather just. If a person pays taxes of, let's say, 20% on $1,000,000, that person is paying $200,000 per year. If someone pays the same 20% on $100,000, they pay 10% of what the millionaire is paying on a normal basis, $20,000. Now let's say we make a 3% across the board tax cut, which is what EGTRA did (with the exception of the 15% bracket being reduced to 10% and the 39.6% bracket being reduced to 35%. Gasp! The lowest bracket actually recieved a .4% BIGGER percentage cut than the highest.). That millionaire would instead be paying $170,000, while the person who makes $100,000 is now paying $17,000. It's a simple proportional system, 3% of a bigger number, get this, is a larger amount! It's truly amazing that Democrats are both mathematically illiterate and seek to punish some of the most hardworking entrepeneurs in the country; many of them did not grow up in a life of privelege, instead they worked their way to the top. And your spiel about the Republicans being bad on health for consumers and the environment? What about Theodore Roosevelt? Establishment of the National Parks System? Pure Food and Drug Act, establishing the FDA? Meat Inspection Act? You, and the country, would be served best by putting away your DNC talking points sheet. The party truly lost all credibility when it vehemently opposed Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court. Even Thurgood Marshall, one of the most liberal members in the history of the court, said that Bork should've been confirmed.

What about the NATIONAL Deb... (Below threshold)
Tom:

What about the NATIONAL Debt? Remember that GDP includes Govt spending. It's not hard to "finance" economic growth by borrowing from other countries to finance costly wars and tax breaks.

Here are some inflation adjusted National Debt #s
Increase from:
1945 - 1980 = 0,
1980 - 1992 = avg of 250 bil per yr,
1992 - 2000 = avg of 90 bil per yr,
2000 - present = avg of 450 bil per yr

Please remind me, who is the fiscally consertive party?

What is $1,000 to someone m... (Below threshold)
deborah conner:

What is $1,000 to someone making $20,000 a year? What is to someone making a million? All money isn't equal, nor is it backed or earned by anything resembling equality or even anything that's real. Who decides all this? Who should? Do you think for a moment it isn't manipulated? Who gets first draw, preferred rate?
When the bottom line is all that matters, greed rules. Is this the world you want? How we spend, save, invest our money empowers something, someone. If everyone knew exactly what their 401 K and mutuals empowered, if they took moral responsibility for that, maybe the market could be a tool for good. And that's beyond party, spiel, and chest thumping.

"Costly wars" aside, the go... (Below threshold)
George:

"Costly wars" aside, the government does indeed refuse to cut spending. If there were a shift to private spending, or even complete elimination, of some of the largest spending culprits, Medicare, plansMedicaid, Welfare, and Social Security. Hell, I'd advocate the elimination of HHS and HUD departments entirely. Social Security is a failing Ponzi Scheme, and the citizenry would be best served if the amount of money put into the near-zero-growth Social Security Fund were instead put into 401(k) plans. My grandmother lives on mainly Social Security, and let me tell you that it is sincerely not enough for a comfortable lifestyle. DoD's annual budget clocks in at $425 billion, while the Social Security Administration alone paid over $500 billion in benefits during the 2004 calendar year. We all have the Liberal Champions FDR and LBJ to thank for the massive entitlement spending, although the Republicans are partly to blame for not eliminating the programs.

When has government gone from being a "necessary evil" to being our big brother, holding our hands as we walk through the big bad world? And the Democrats bill themselves as the "Party of Jefferson," such a claim, I assure you, would make the man turn in his grave. A quick comparison:

States' Rights:
Jefferson: Strongly in favor, the man even strongly supported the Articles of Confederation.
Democrats: Seeking to impose one set of moral views upon the entire country. See: Roe v. Wade instead of allowing states to decide the issue of abortion for themselves, as they should be allowed to. (As an aside, I am generally pro-choice but in favor of states deciding for themselves, much like they are allowed to for the death penalty.), Bills attempting to restrict video game sales instead of allowing parents themselves to decide.

Federal Government Size:
Jefferson: Small; Independent Yeoman farmer ideal.
Democrats: Large, with lots of entitlements. See: New Deal and Great Society.

Constitutional Interpretation:
Jefferson: In favor of strict construction.
Democrats: In favor of a loose, make-it-up-as-you-go-along policy. See: Kelo v. New London (Public Use Clause becomes Public Purpose Clause), Roe v. Wade (Blackmun's hodgepodge construction, turning specific privacy rights to a "general right to privacy" that just isn't there. Sure, I think there should be one, but it's just not in the text.)

No, I do not believe the ma... (Below threshold)
George:

No, I do not believe the market should be merely a "tool for good." It exists to Buy, Sell, and Barter, nothing more. Surely, it's rather romantic to think of a Utopia with everyone working together and frolicking in the fields, but that's not the way the world works. What about Social Darwinism, the survival of the fittest? Individual philanthropy is great, just don't force me to give a required amount to only benifit certain recipients.

And all this time the media... (Below threshold)
Eon the terrible:

And all this time the media sharks are smelling blood of TOM DEeLAY frankly the news media stinks their papers are only worth birdcage linning

You Red-Staters/Republicans... (Below threshold)
The Rest of the World:

You Red-Staters/Republicans need to stop doing so much crank. You're all over-stimulated and delusional, and you're making all Americans look really stupid.

Stupid? I didn't know being... (Below threshold)
George:

Stupid? I didn't know being reasonable and supportive of the right to self determine was considered stupid. Or perhaps you enjoy grouping absolute wackos like Pat Robertson with more moderate/libertarian Republicans. It sure must make your life easier. I suppose you could call Thomas Jefferson stupid, considering I share many of the same ideals he stood for. Oh, wait, JFK, one of your heroes, stated at a gathering of Nobel Prize winners "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." I guess Darwinism is wrong too, right? It's scientifically proven. I may seem cold, but I'd much rather be considered cold, evil, and heartless than a blithering idiot.

Hey : Rest of the world<br... (Below threshold)
virgo:

Hey : Rest of the world
I hope they bury me upside down!
So the Rest of the world can kiss my ....
CALLING deborah conner
I think the market is a force for good , the good of all those priviledged enough to invest in it ! by the way are you related to Sarah Connor?

You've provided no proof he... (Below threshold)
gw:

You've provided no proof he's a registered Democrat till I see some proof I'm calling bullshit.

"but in DC that's hardly a ... (Below threshold)
Omni:

"but in DC that's hardly a unique commodity in DC"

Minor edit issue... otherwise, excellent post. :-)

I am not sure that voting ... (Below threshold)

I am not sure that voting in a primary is the same as belonging to a party. I know here in south texas there realy isn't a local primary for the republicans and sometimes you have to go to the other party's primary if you are annoyed by something.. http://www.dexrow.com

"You've provided no proof h... (Below threshold)
STEVE L:

"You've provided no proof he's a registered Democrat till I see some proof I'm calling bullshit."

Posted by: gw at April 9, 2006 12:23 AM


no proof? can you read english?,,
typical lib,,,,,, they have all the facts and yet cant prove that water is wet,,,,,

Thanks Omni. Fixed.... (Below threshold)

Thanks Omni. Fixed.

George wrote: 'No, I do not... (Below threshold)

George wrote: 'No, I do not believe the market should be merely a "tool for good."'

Merely? You know, you can shape your existence. We're not rudderless.

You say: 'Surely, it's rather romantic to think of a Utopia with everyone working together and frolicking in the fields, but that's not the way the world works. What about Social Darwinism, the survival of the fittest?'

Dumping all efforts to overcome the cruel, the unjust into a bin labeled "Romantic" (subtitle: fuzzy thinking): that's a good way to keep from talking about them. Feelings, bad. Thought, good. I have an essay about that. But wait. Social Darwinism was a religion of the Nazi's. The early socialists (who actually were socialistic -- think Balfour, Wells, Morris; Hitler's National Socialsim wasn't socialism but fascism) never bought mass manipulation. They were individuals for individuals, hoping and working in the face of the rise of a machine-age to keep humanity humane. But in fact, Darwinism isn't the way of nature. It's a principle of evolution, only. The principle of success in nature is symbiosis, and all else is a mere flash in the pan: cancers, eating the seed corn. They don't last. Man having dominion over the earth, overcoming nature: hubris.

You say: 'Individual philanthropy is great, just don't force me to give a required amount to only benifit certain recipients.'

What beats your heart beats all hearts. Just listen to it. I trust if you do, you'll do what's best. I'm not hoping to decide what that is for you. No one should be more-equal.


Now that essay:

A government, church, family, school. They all can make all the policy in the world. But if the people don't have an accord within their own being for the future, past, present, and with nature, it won't matter much.

If you'll look back, you'll see what I mean. The 70's legislated some good energy policy. People were buying smaller cars, becoming careful of resources and environmentally conscious. Then -- when the corporations felt it, they hired a front man, an actor: Reagan came to town. And so did the media blitz to buy bigger "safer" (self-safe) more compassionate cars: SUV's, oil guzzlers. Legislation was passed to keep oil cheap, and people drank it all down. It isn't the oil that was important. It was the power it gave those in control of it. As oil runs out and it's not so profitable to milk, they'll abandon it and use something else.

Ideas are resources to use, to manipulate, as well. Thus the buyout of the media, medicine, and the church. The Third Reich. A Reich was an age. An era. The Rapture and the abandonment of reason to it are its clone, the very same great seduction. It's a very selfish Heaven, the Reich, the Rapture. Those who truly embrace love will readily escape such seductions.

Story: A woman had a stroke recently, and as she had it, she had a huge vivid dream. Then her dreams stopped. Now they study her, for what her condition says about dreams. Dreams are of no use in adults, they conclude; dreams are just junk in the deep occipital, where images form. They protect our sleep, incorporating non-dangerous things like alarm clocks into a story line, and we purr and REM onward. And the science goes forth. And all the explanations work to reduce us to machines.

After all, it's a machine centered science.

And I can't help seeing that all such machinations reduce us, dehumanize us --for what is it to be human but to experience life as a human? We seek to throw off anything that's subjective, because we value only the hard facts, the objective, in the machine-building world we create. And thus we become machines. We throw out the experience of life, of living.

The Enlightenment without its philosophy, its understanding of symbol, has
worked to darken us.

There's within us a stillpoint made of emotion, objectivity, sensate perception, intuition. It's the point where we are fully human and yet aligned with a greater consciousness. It contains the deep root of archetype, linking us back, plugging us in, to the stars our bodies are made of. Images of instincts, irrational, dangerous, wondrous, breathtaking, informing, deceptive -- all of these. It is the well of creativity. To repress this well is to activate these instincts in the unconscious, and set up the fertile ground for mass minded conformity and spiritual literality. If we can't process symbols, they fall back into the well and take form and body within our shadows.

It's our ability to think symbolically that informs us and keeps up whole. Simply because we are, as life is, a paradox.

Emotion. We sneer at it! Use it, milk it! It's for animals, for women, for the weak. Quick: override it with logic as fast as you can! But what is emotion but the sum reflex of memory, both learned and passed down to us? It enables the split second reaction that keeps us alive. It connects us with the intuition of things in shadow.

It also enriches, seduces us, is the beautiful tapestry, this web of life and our participation in it. Yet it can also lock us into step with the mass collective when we forget or have no faith in our own individuality and no sense of value of individuals in a collective humanity.

All is extrapolated. The inner. The outer. The experience of being human. This is what we are. Our being and becoming.

We throw so much away.

***
You who seek the deep heart: real heroes come forward now. They come forward in you to take us through sorrow and pain.
***

Bush thinks he has a mandate, not just with yahweh, but from America. Nothing will stand between this dictatorship and bringing down the grand experimenting as we know it. Pax Romana will be real, and it will be the Rome of Constantine. Karl Rove as Eusibius.

We have a small time left where law might intervene, where decent people may come forward. Nixon went down this way. When the people come out of the shadows, be ready to give them a hand.

I'm gonna swing this chain till I go down.

Wow, the Dem trolls dropped... (Below threshold)
Some Guy:

Wow, the Dem trolls dropped in to change the subject real quick, didn't they?

So, how again is this DEMOCRAT child molestor a symptom of the failure of the Bush Administration, again?

I'm gonna swing this cha... (Below threshold)
rhodeymark:

I'm gonna swing this chain till I go down. Sounds like someone Brian J. Doyle would like to meet.

What's your point exactl... (Below threshold)
The Ace:

What's your point exactly? What? That Doyle's a Democrat? And this proves...? The point is the sham of Homeland Security, moreover, the sham morality of this administration.

Hilarious.

Yeah, because there were no comments on "Republican pedophiles" when this happened or anything.

All I could say is, "Bush lied to you; you didn't know."

Um, you can't name a single lie Bush allegedly told regarding the war.

Not one.

None.


The presidency possesses no power not granted to it under the Constitution. The powers the current administration seeks in its "war on terror" are not granted under the Constitution

Demonstrating your vast "command" of the law.

Thank you for the laughs, I needed that after paying my federal income taxes...


Wow, the Dem trolls drop... (Below threshold)
The Ace:

Wow, the Dem trolls dropped in to change the subject real quick, didn't they?


Funny that, huh?

On a topic on which they are of course wrong, it must be quickly shifted back to the war in Iraq and "Bush lied" (without evidence mind you).

Have you ever noticed on th... (Below threshold)
Moneyrunner:

Have you ever noticed on these threads that the Loony Left is incredibly verbose? I heard once that Leftists take over organizations by their ability to survive boredom and just out-sit everybody else. The regular people have a life, go home, and the people with padded asses are left to take over.

Has anyone really ever read all the way through one of DC's rants?

Yeah, it's a real tough bre... (Below threshold)

Yeah, it's a real tough break being in the presence of a woman who is more literate than you are. Since you've bought into all this Darwinist propaganda, shouldn't you confess your inadequacy and beg forgiveness of her? I mean, obviously you're a weak person who hides behind anonymity to attack other people. It's what you people call "going home and having a life".

Hope I didn't go on. Take a moment and re-read that.

It's not about Republican or Democrat anymore.

It's down to good and evil.

Now be good and apologize to the lady before you kiss your wife goodnight.

Thank you Adam. Much apprec... (Below threshold)

Thank you Adam. Much apprecicated.

"It's not about Republican or Democrat anymore.

It's down to good and evil."

Well spoke. It's about saving the Constitution, that piece of paper our troops and civil servants sign on to protect.

As for "someguy" calling me a Dem troll and the like (and i'm the one changing the subject?) , here's original train of thought:

Clinton was impeached for "not having sexual relations with that woman". It was a blow job, turns out. Is that having sexual relations? Put it to the test. (Think back, not so long ago.) In my high school there were a great many virgins who staked their claim on that technicality. Clinton staked that claim as well, and 70 plus % of the population understood and didn't want him impeached. Yet Congress was serving a higher god, Newt, Delay, and failed to represent its own people. That, a great failure of democracy.

I'm kidding somewhat.

But you do see the connection, jumping from Doyle's immorality of a revolting and victimizing sexual nature to Bush's immorality of a revolting (and illegal: ask the Founding Fathers, the Downing Steet memo) victimizing murderous war, etc. And a blow job impeached Clinton (Monica, the willing victim predator plant), and all of you -- Bush most of all -- sleep well at night?

___

As for Bush's lies, a present from me:

http://jungcircle.com/muse/media.html

I'm not sure there's been a... (Below threshold)
ep:

I'm not sure there's been any "victory", as it were, in proving that Doyle isn't a Republican pedophile. The assumption that Democrats were only angry because they made a "mistake" with his party affiliation is ludicrous.

Why bother with Doyle when there's more than 60 other Republican pedophiles from which they can choose (feel free to research them), and I'm sure there's just as many of their own. But, I guess I've grown used to the tactics of political morons who worry about blame and blame deflection more than the concepts that founded this country.

And, for the record, I've been a registered Republican since 1989. I'm just doing my part to show the blind that the cure is in taking off the blindfold.

* Republican Congressman Mark Foley abruptly resigned from Congress after "sexually explicit" emails surfaced showing him flirting with a 16-year old boy.
* Republican executive Randall Casseday of the conservative Washington Times newspaper was arrested for soliciting sex from a 13-year old girl on the internet.
* Republican chairman of the Oregon Christian Coalition Lou Beres confessed to molesting a 13-year old girl.
* Republican County Constable Larry Dale Floyd was arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with an 8-year old girl. Floyd has repeatedly won elections for Denton County, Texas, constable.
* Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.
* Republican Party leader Bobby Stumbo was arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy.
* Republican petition drive manager Tom Randall pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 14, one of them the daughter of an associate in the petition business.
* Republican County Chairman Armando Tebano was arrested for sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl.
* Republican teacher and former city councilman John Collins pleaded guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.
* Republican campaign worker Mark Seidensticker is a convicted child molester.
* Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.
* Republican Mayor Tom Adams was arrested for distributing child pornography over the internet.
* Republican Mayor John Gosek was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year old girls.
* Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
* Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.
* Republican Committeeman John R. Curtain was charged with molesting a teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.
* Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.
* Republican zoning supervisor, Boy Scout leader and Lutheran church president Dennis L. Rader pleaded guilty to performing a sexual act on an 11-year old girl he murdered.
* Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor.
* Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.
* Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.
* Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.
* Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
* Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer was sentenced to six years in prison for molesting two 8-year old girls, one of whom appeared in an anti-Gore television commercial.
* Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
* Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
* Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.
* Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.
* Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of sex crimes involving children.
* Republican campaign chairman Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child and was arrested again five years later on the same charge.
* Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor working as a congressional page.
* Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.
* Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline was placed under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child pornography.
* Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.
* Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.
* Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "* Republican Marty"), was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the drug LSD.
* Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.
* Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.
* Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.
* Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.
* Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.
* Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.
* Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.
* Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.
* Republican legislator Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).
* Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was found guilty of molesting a 15-year old girl.
* Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.
* Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual assault on a teenage girl.
* Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his two daughters.
* Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.
* Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.
* Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.
* Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.
* Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.
* Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.
* Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
* Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.
* Republican campaign worker, police officer and self-proclaimed reverend Steve Aiken was convicted of having sex with two underage girls.
* Republican director of the "Young * Republican Federation" Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.
* Republican president of the New York City Housing Development Corp. Russell Harding pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer.
* Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was found guilty of raping a 15-year old girl. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.

Moral of the story? It's not about pedophilia, and it's not about party affiliation.

It's about the Democratic Party's failure to have anything other than "Republicans are bad" to say about anything... and it's about the (modern) Republican culture's devolution into fascism. So, in today's world, if you're in one of the two big parties you're either someone who is supporting a fascist mindset (either purposefully or ignorantly) or you're a useless waste of carbon.

Either way - whoever the winner might be, the loser is our posterity.




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