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Beautiful--beautiful! Dan, this made my morning!

Posted by Jaime-Leigh | July 12, 2007 5:47 AM

That's just lovely (in a Divine Justice kinda way anyhow).

Dan - I hope you're somewhere in EST enjoying a vacation and not up slogging at 5am. Otherwise, it's time to buy some ambien.

Posted by Providence | July 12, 2007 5:57 AM

Ambien! thats the ticket! this guy will blame it all on Ambien. Two so far this week--lets go for a trifecta.

Posted by Heather | July 12, 2007 6:00 AM

On the east coast, Providence, Slogging at a decent hour, thanks.

Posted by Dan Savage | July 12, 2007 6:02 AM

p.s. Happy Birthday, Dan.

Posted by Heather | July 12, 2007 6:06 AM

Uhm, I think I'd charge Bob a little more than $20.

Posted by monkey | July 12, 2007 6:30 AM

What a nice story to wake up to. Thanks.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | July 12, 2007 6:39 AM

Man, the GOP really is blessed! They are giving us a holiday everyday!!! Next: Bush hired Jeff Gannon for oral sex!!! (Please let that come out please!!)

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 12, 2007 6:54 AM

Schadenfraude is a wonderful thing!

Posted by Jonathon | July 12, 2007 7:13 AM

"Florida Republicans have an expectation of tested leadership and John McCain's exemplary record of military and elected service, coupled with his proven ability to create reform, will elevate him in our state," said state Representative Bob Allen.

Senator John McCain stated that he was proud of the support he has received from these elected Florida Republicans. "These men are respected leaders in their communities and have real experience wrestling with the important issues of our day," Senator McCain said. "Along with Florida voters, I will turn to these leaders. Their counsel will be very helpful and their support invaluable."

Posted by supergp | July 12, 2007 7:22 AM

Let's not forget the one that went down in flames in VA a wekk ago who was caught buying coke. All three were involved in the McCain campaign. Another half dozen of these exposures and the rep party will just disintegrate in the south.

Posted by Jon | July 12, 2007 7:38 AM

"Water sports" too funny! He doesn't look like a recreational swimmer, either.

Posted by sam | July 12, 2007 7:49 AM

Maybe now he'll find his Johnnycakes.

Posted by blah | July 12, 2007 8:05 AM

Now we know who's behind all those gay sweaters...

Posted by Dan | July 12, 2007 8:15 AM



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Posted by Mr. Poe | July 12, 2007 8:32 AM

An virulently anti-gay, uber-consevative, family values Republican is actually a closet case?

Why am I not the least bit surprised by this?

Posted by SDA in SEA | July 12, 2007 8:32 AM

Wow ... this week just gets funner and funner. I hope we somehow find out that Mitt Romney is into pegging before this weekend. That'd be a closeted-GOP hat trick.

Oh, and happy birthday Dan.

Posted by Ray | July 12, 2007 8:40 AM

A fiscally conservative republican won’t pay anymore for patio furniture or spa treatments than the absolute sale price bargain. Why pay more than 20 for an around the alley dumpster suck and toss, ya know?

Posted by Smokey Joe | July 12, 2007 8:44 AM

Hooray for exposing bigoted hypocrites! Boo for slamming women with regard to BJs. Many women enjoy lolli-lickin' thank you very much.

Posted by Cedar | July 12, 2007 8:51 AM

i read this story over an hour ago and i'm still smiling from ear to ear. this is easily the best family-values-conservative-going-down-in-flames story [pun not intended. or is it?] since ted haggard.

Posted by brandon | July 12, 2007 8:52 AM

Whoa, hold up! Since when does offering a cop money to blow you (or to blow them) make you gay? The mustache makes them irresistible...

Posted by gillsans | July 12, 2007 9:08 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by Matt | July 12, 2007 10:02 AM

did you notice this: Allen... is a former Little League volunteer and has donated time to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.

why include that information? i'm not guessing it's to show that he is really a good guy -- or that someone can be gay an a volunteer. it seems to be included to freak out conservative parents who sign up thier kids in little league and let them join the B&G Club...

Posted by infrequent | July 12, 2007 10:40 AM

People, it's not Dan's REAL birthday. (That's in October.) He's just saying this news is LIKE having Christmas & b-day at the same time.

My man doesn't mind the blow jobs he gets from me, Dan, but then I've never asked him if he's had any from people of the male persuasion. Hmmmm. Now I'm really curious! Oh honey....!

Perhaps Mr. Allen's arrest will be the final nail in the McCain campaign coffin. We can hope!

Posted by OddlyEnough | July 12, 2007 10:43 AM

Ten points if you post that clip from Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy where the closeted dad tries to explain away getting busted in a bathroom.

Posted by Gitai | July 12, 2007 10:53 AM
Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | July 12, 2007 11:04 AM

Thank you for pointing out Josh Marshall's ignorance. I thought I was losing my mind. Straight people really are different from you and me.

Posted by bobbo | July 12, 2007 11:12 AM

Dan-- you've got, shall we say, the wrong end of the stick.

The debate on TPM is which way the money was to pass. Josh hasn't touched on who was gonna be daddy.

Posted by Eclexia | July 12, 2007 12:13 PM

I can't speak for Mr. Marshall, but as a straight man I can understand that gay men can enjoy performing oral sex. Personally, I enjoy eating pussy. What I can't understand is paying someone for the privilege.

Posted by Ross | July 12, 2007 12:38 PM

We should declare a holiday to commemorate all these conservatives turning out to be exactly what they decry. It's seriously an epidemic.

Posted by douglas | July 12, 2007 1:11 PM

Love Providence Dan! Enjoy it.

Love you too, keep up the good laughs... hahahahaha stupid conservatives... hahahahahahaha

Posted by 2lesmoms | July 12, 2007 1:33 PM

It's not that they LIE.

It's that they do it so OFTEN.

As in ... ALL THE TIME.

Only those who work for Satan think that is GOOD.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 12, 2007 1:44 PM

heres what i dont get; paying to be an oral bottom. isnt that somethign that can be done for free?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 12, 2007 1:46 PM

they usually pay for the anoniminty... it's not like they can go to a club and meet someone for a trist...

Posted by infrequent | July 12, 2007 2:04 PM

I swear, the Republican party needs to form a new caucus: Pole-Smoking Self-Hating Closet Cases Caucus.

You can't make shit like this up.

Posted by Geni | July 12, 2007 2:54 PM


Now when you look like that.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 12, 2007 2:56 PM

*Not. Fuck.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 12, 2007 2:57 PM

As Charlie Sheen said, "You're not paying for sex. You're paying for them to go away afterwards."

Posted by Gitai | July 12, 2007 3:24 PM

I'd hit that.

Posted by chubby chaser | July 12, 2007 4:08 PM

wouldnt it be cheaper to kill consensual partners?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | July 12, 2007 4:49 PM

OK, it's been settled. TPM did a followup and posted the original arrest report:

The low-down is that Rep. Allen was to pay $20 for the privilege of being an oral bottom.

Now, who can get a picture of Officer D. Kavanaugh, so we know how Rep. Allen likes his men?

Posted by Eclexia | July 12, 2007 5:51 PM

OK ... Small victories, right? But ... has anyone else noticed the fact that this story hasn't been covered by any prominent, national news source?!

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