OHIO: Right Wing Group Blasts “Stalwarts Of Christian Morality” For Covering Up Sex Assault By Former Rep

The Columbus Dispatch reports:

The Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio has joined those criticizing the sexual behavior of former Rep. Wes Goodman, R-Cardigan, and what it portrayed as his enablers.

The caucus, which describes itself as the “philosophical core” of the Republican Party, issued a statement Wednesday “to set the record straight on where we stand today.”

“Last week, Wes Goodman, once considered a rising star in Ohio politics, resigned over an incident of consensual sexual contact with another male in his office. Since that time, we’ve come to learn more about his behavior over the last decade,” the statement said.

“Aside from the predatory nature of some of the alleged incidents, the most troubling part about this news is the cover-up of an illegal act to protect his image by groups promoting themselves as stalwarts of Christian morality.”

Yesterday the Family Research Council told the Christian Post that they will not be issuing a comment on the coverup. Tony Perkins, for his part, has been on radio silence for nearly a week, aside from the standard FRC money begs issued with his signature.

  • Boreal
  • MT YVR

    Love the word choice. One and only time I’ve seen “predatory” show up and it’s for the gay story. (sigh)

    • BearEyes

      predatory for the behaviour, but the cover up is worse than the predatory?

      • MT YVR

        Actually it’s more about commenting on the very very old saw: when straight men do it, oh well boys will be boys. When gay men do it, they’re predators. There’s subtext about preying on “innocent” people (aka we’re all filthy, sinful, horrible degenerates) and/or implications of pedophilia. Basically that specific usage of the word evokes a lot, and I mean a LOT, of history.

        In a climate where every day the conversation is about abuse and harassment and sexual assault… the use of predatory for gay stories in the same thread? Just goes a long way toward “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” for me at least.

        • BearEyes

          they need to continue to degrade us every chance they get

  • Blake J Butler
    • MT YVR

      I just drank like a NORMAL person.

      • Treant

        This. Migraine trigger? That’s four hours after I sober up, and totally worth it. The pain is less than the annoyance of talking to them. And I can take meds for the pain.

        • bkmn

          Pot stores do great business this time of year.

          • Treant

            I can see why. Regrettably, for chronic migraines, it’s contraindicated.

          • RaygunsGoZap

            Sorry about the migraines. Is smoking weed contraindicated? Or THC? I know a lot of people here taking CBD for migraines and pain and seeing good results. Anecdotally, of course.

          • Treant

            To date, there’s zero to a slight negative correlation regarding THC/pot and chronic migraine. While it can be used to abort a migraine you’re having, and it has some usefulness there, it’s also likely to set off a chronic migraine sufferer into another migraine right on the tail of it.

            My doctor tells me that for triggered or occasional migraine it can serve a purpose but, for people like me, no–and I should avoid it if possible, along with a whole host of other things (most of which are no problem to give up, actually).

          • MT YVR

            I’m always mixed on this kind of thing. I used to have cluster migraines as a kid. As I got older I finally figured out what the hell they were and they switched to the regular ones. Now I get the whole extra level of sometimes painless ones which… is like being stoned. But mainly just the “I can feel air and it hurts please stop breathing” kind.

            And I KEEP getting told coffee is bad.

            Coffee has actually shut them down. (shrug)

            But then… I’m contrary about everything eeeelse… 😉

          • Treant

            Really? My neurologist has said that the reason I’m a complete caffeine addict is because I noticed that caffeine suppresses the headache. Nor has she made any suggestion that I change that (in fact, she told me not to).

            Those painless ones are called “aura without migraine.” I get “migraine without aura.” Although sometimes I do get auras; light sensitivity, synesthesia (I’ll hear color and smell and see sound), sound sensitivity, feeling disjointed, and so on. That’s rare, though.

            Today I’ve recorded as a Class 1 Migraine; I’m used to those and I’m used to functioning through them. I’ve also had one 40% of the time for the last six months. That’s actually pretty good…prior to that, I had them 80-90% of the time for the last 40 years.

          • MT YVR

            As a kid they didn’t seem to think kids got headaches, let alone migraines. I have always had the sensitivity thing of my senses going up to a thousand. Light hurt, sound hurt, I neeeeded to be cool/cold. Touch was horrible. And I’m already slightly synesthetic so… not like I notice.

            These days I get the added aura shite. Which… I could do without. The first few times I had it painless I ended up panicking. VERY strange experience.

            Once we were all worried I was having a stroke. THAT was a fun afternoon.

            The only seriously fantastic thing I’ve got going is that if I’m not around other people? I pass out almost instantly. I’ve had them so long my body has adjusted by going to sleep instantly to shut down the experience. And they kept telling me that I’d age out.

            Yeah. No.

            Most of mine are environmental. Wine – any kind. 1/2 hour later, full blown with no wind up. Champagne? 5 minutes. So I’m left to suffer with only all the hard alcohols. (weeping)(sipping rum)

          • Treant

            It’s amazing, but the science must also be moving fast. My neurologist has told me not to expect to age out, although a decrease as I age is certainly probable.

            But she did say that 90% control is entirely workable. Without side effects.

            I trigger on chocolate (but small amounts are OK), any alcohol, sudden bright light, flashing light, loud noises, and the scent of more than a very little lavender essential oil (lavender flower or leaf is OK).

            You’d think that last would be easy to avoid, but it’s in a lot of perfumes and, as a soap maker, a lot of recipes call for it. I tend to substitute a combination of carnation and rosemary. Lately, I found a cheap lavender fragrance oil (not made of essential oil) that works for me and does smell like lavender.

          • Gianni

            I read that about caffeine a number of years ago. For some people it acts as an aid to stopping migraines.

        • MT YVR

          I can medicate a migraine but there’s no pill for the family’s stupid.

          Well. Ok. Yes. Oxycodone. With a rum chaser. And a 30 year old underwear model with moderate body hair.

          What? Where am I again?

          • Treant

            I’m not sure where you are, per se, but your center of gravity just moved several inches upward.

            Oh. That’s not your center of gravity. Well, good enough for me.

          • MT YVR

            It can be if the PA is in… Hmmwhatnow?

          • RaygunsGoZap

            Cyanide comes in a pill form!

          • MT YVR

            You think I could ever get them to shut up long enough to swallow anything? lol

            Oh my. The things I wish to say… that I won’t. /prim

          • Gianni

            Heaven help me, I felt a twinge of envy for a moment.

    • JT
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    • Lizard

      You’re braver than I am. I’m just straight-up bailing.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        I’m still debating.

      • Snarkaholic

        I have only one (easily-avoided) relative; the rest (parents and grandparents) are deceased.
        Both of my parents were only children, so there are no pesky aunts/uncles to deal with.

        • Duck

          All of mine are either out of state or going out of state this year. The only thing I have to try and dodge is the guilt-trip of my room-mate/best-straight-friend’s parents (who I think probably assume we are a couple, no matter protestations to the contrary) trying to get me to go to do the holiday meal with their relatives at the assisted care place the roomie’s Aunt and Uncle are in.

          Quite well educated, pretty liberal, lovely people, but no thank you, I just can’t.

          • Snarkaholic

            I feel ya…I work in a casino restaurant, and NEED to come home to a quiet house every evening. It’s the same with holidays. It seems to me that it’s a waste of time to sit around and make small talk with people I’m not crazy about.

          • RoFaWh

            The Miss Manners recommended reply:

            “We’re biting turkey on Thursday and would like you to join us.”

            “Oh, I’d love to, but I’m afraid it’s impossible; simply impossible.”

            If they try to reason with you just keep repeating “It’s impossible” until they get a clue.

        • Lizard

          I’m really close with my parents and grandmother. My grandmother’s friend’s family, on the other hand…not for all the tea in China. I’ll be receiving a conveniently timed headache around 5 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.

      • Joseph Miceli

        I still love them even though they all voted for Trump . I don’t have to worry about it though : they all talk over me as if I wasn’t there .

        • Lizard

          At least they’re your family. This isn’t even my family. It’s a bunch of strangers I don’t know and frankly don’t care about.

          Also, my grandmother keeps talking to and about me like I’m eight years old. We’re going to have a talk about it. I know I’m a whippersnapper to a lot of people here, but I think 23 should be old enough to not be talked about like a doll to be shown off in fancy clothes. She means well, but it’s still infantilizing as fuck.

          • RoFaWh

            Fifty years from now, when you’re my age, if you look back you’ll be very surprised how much you’ve changed in those fifty years.

            But the process can’t be hurried and it certainly isn’t helped by talking down to you.

            Don’t expect your granny to change, by the way. She may have a touch of dementia and be impervious to everything you might say.

          • Joseph Miceli

            You may not be able to change them . I can tell you that getting excited about it plays right into their own hands . Say your piece say it calmly in an even tone of voice and then stick by your guns . If you get excited then they Will say how childish and impulsive you are . Been there done that .

    • Gianni

      Oh! I like that.

    • JCF

      My dad and I are doing Thanksgiving at my church choir director’s place.

      A great Drumpf-LOATHER you Could.Not.Find!!! [She flew from Sacramento to DC for the Women’s March, to register her disgust.]

      🙂

    • GeoffreyPS

      All of my immediate family are liberal. Political discussions usually end up being a lot of everyone agreeing. I’ve yet to see any argument. The conservatives live many states away. We only see their batshittery on facebook.

  • Max_1

    This should be labeled… #InfightingIsFun

  • Treant

    You signed up on this rodeo, don’t be surprised if the mounts are too young.

    …OK, that analogy didn’t quite come out right, but you get the idea.

  • Kevin Andrews

    George Alan Rekers (of and the Rent-Boy fame) was one of the founders of the Family Research Council and the author of “Repairative Therapy.”
    All these howling Christ-O-Fascists do nothing more than identify themselves as latent, deeply closeted, self-hating Homosexual and homophobes from self-recognition.
    Long past time to just do in these kinds of bigoted bastards who operate on multiple levels to defraud the US Citizens and meddle in international affairs with their Christ-O-Fascist Missionary of Hate. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3630959ba3ec6920201629aa56a42e0a4e7d1d0a4644342a7a68463985b5a9c9.png

  • bkmn

    Want to bet the next time he goes on one of the morning “news” shows that no one asks him about his participation in the coverup?

    • billbear1961

      Precisely–the media in this country DISGUST me, enabling scum like Perkkkins when they KNOW what he is!

      NO ONE–except comedians and a few dedicated REAL journalists marginalized and ignored by the MSM–will hold people like these FRAUDS accountable–they treat them with RESPECT when they merit DENUNCIATION!!

      For the 1000th fucking time since I started posting almost TEN years ago: the failure of the “news” media to do their JOBS is the MAIN reason democracy is imperilled in this country!

      • PickyPecker

        Welcome home, traveling Bear! Hopeyou are relaxing and enjoying being back in your own bed. XO
        https://i.imgflip.com/10lxmt.jpg

        • billbear1961

          The old bear loves you, sweetie!

          XOXO

  • JoeMyGod
    • Boreal

      I bet Pete is on Wes’ dickpics list.

    • bkmn

      How many knew but opened their mouths for him Peter?

    • Max_1

      A “homosexual problem”… ???

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Agreed. I’ve never had a problem being one.

      • KCMC

        Homosexual problem: this morning, my gay chiropractor did not recognize intro to, “How do you solve a problem like Maria,” which I sang gliding into his office.
        “What’s that from?”
        Sigh.

        • Ernest Endevor

          That is shocking. Are you all right?

          • KCMC

            Well, I did throw something rubbernecking at him.
            His adjustments are orgasmic.

          • Ernest Endevor

            As I always say, how do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

          • KCMC

            Always late for everything except for every meal

        • JW Swift

          Take away his Lavender Card, STAT!

          • KCMC

            He’s Canadian, he gets a pass?

      • RaygunsGoZap

        The most homosexual of problems I’ve ever experienced was fitting 7 guys into a single room at Steamworks. But we got it done! Had to leave the door open..

        • BearEyes

          some problems are better than others

        • Boreal

          #1stWorldHomoProblems

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      WOW, Porno Pete trying desperately to appear shocked and bothered. The man literally goes to Folsom to take dick & ass pics.

      • coram nobis

        Folsom. You mean the street fair, or the state penitentiary?

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Would not surprise me if it was both. But street fair, most definitely. He has a thing for men in chaps.

          • coram nobis

            Are you going to Folsom Street Fair
            Paddles, chains, electrodes and toys?
            Remember me to one who goes there
            He once was a pastor of mine.

          • JW Swift

            Soooo much better than “Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme”.

          • coram nobis

            Could put the “scar” in Scarborough.

          • ChrisMorley

            The scar in Scarborough is Anglo-Saxon for the ‘scar’, the high rocky promontory sticking out into the North Sea on which Scarborough castle stands.

          • Dazzer

            and Scunthorpe?

          • ChrisMorley

            Now I am not going to fall into that trap !

          • Dazzer

            🙂

          • coram nobis

            Yes and the promontory and castle became an aiming point for the German fleet in 1914, along with the hotel in town.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_Scarborough,_Hartlepool_and_Whitby

        • Robincho

          Yes…

    • JT

      Ah, yes. The worst thing about it is that he had “a homosexual problem”.

    • CanuckDon

      Sounds like Pete is grabbing an opportunity to sideswipe Perkins…petty rivalry.

      • JCF

        Divorce is so ugly.

    • bkmn

      Peter is dumber than I thought if he didn’t realize that Tony Duggar PerKKKins is a lying sack of shit, after all those years.

    • Ernest Endevor
      • Snarkaholic

        That’s not the version of Narcissus I remember reading, but…

    • Mike C

      From the guy with the largest porn “research” collection east of the Mississippi.

    • Brooklyn Joe

      At least one GOP Leader – ahem Tony Perkins

    • BobSF_94117

      Why the upvotes? La Barbera is equating Wes Goodman with pedophilia.

    • JCF

      Wake me when he goes after Moore, for being w/ young *girls*.

      • Dale Snyder

        Ain’t gonna happen.

        Family Values.

    • Dale Snyder

      “their mouth shut.”

      Fourth grade English grammar, just like his 400 pound orange hair-dyed orangutan God, endorsing a serial christian rapist.

    • lattebud

      He is bummed he wasn’t pursued, fondled, etc.

  • LovesIrony

    rotten to the “philosophical core”

  • dbishop75

    ha ha ha – NOW I have something to be thankful for!

  • Max_1

    Shorter Wes Goodman: “How’d that man’s penis fall into my mouth?”

  • another_steve

    The deplorables will fuck anything. Male. Female. Of age. Under-aged.

    I’m somewhat more selective.

    • Ray Taylor

      Not from what I have heard (you say).

      • another_steve

        Lol.

        I’m genetically a prude. I come from countless generations of prudes.

        My entire adult life has been a valiant attempt to overcome that.

    • RoFaWh

      Human. Non-human. Sentient. Insentient. Alive. Dead.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The one great thing, if you can call it that, about Trump and all these revelations is that Christians can no longer claim any moral high ground, none. They’ve revealed themselves to be pro-sexual assault, pro-pedophile, pro-lechery and pro-party before country. Never let them forget it and if Dems, liberals and others were smart, they’d play videos of these assholes saying this shit at every election cycle.

    • JW Swift

      Except that they don’t see it. Their power to rationalize away any hypocrisy is amazing.

    • Gustav2

      Of course they can, they are Teavangelicals

  • Max_1

    Jesus was clear on the subject of politics (Caesar) and Faith (religion)…
    … The two are separate. Pay your taxes to Caesar and pray in private.

    Modern day Christians have sold their soul to the Devil for a slice of the political pie.

    • canoebum

      They need to political power so we can be herded into the death camps and women forced to give birth to their rapist’s babies. All part of God’s Plan.

      • David L. Caster

        It’s even simpler: their activism brings in money they can spend freely on themselves. It’s just a job. A dirty one for sure, but for them a lucrative one. The whole modern evangelical schtick is one giant fraud. That is all it has ever been—a meal ticket.

    • Michael

      Matthew 6:5
      When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.

  • Blake J Butler

    I’m sorry but Chris kinda got me with his tweet today. I’m usually more of an ass man, but he usually doesn’t post pics of him lounging around in his underwear.

    https://twitter.com/ChrisCrocker/status/933359171189256193

    • Boreal

      He should just leave Britney alone and focus on cock.

    • JCF

      Is THAT the “Leave Brittney Alone!!!” guy??? :-O

  • Tomcat

    It’s about time they stood up and acted like what they confess to being.

  • bkmn
  • Adam Stevens

    There is an acknowledgment from Perkins IN WRITING that he was aware of the abuse.

    Isn’t Perkins on the hook criminally as an accessory?

    • Boreal

      Not unless they are minors.

  • PickyPecker

    OT: So, what’s everyone doing tomorrow for Thanksgiving?

    We’ve got a 20lb turkey thawing and going to make a nice (nothing terrible fancy) meal. My in-laws are expected late afternoon. Casual, like sweats. Might play a board game or just drink and laugh.

    Wish me luck…it’s Paddington’s (5mo old) first dinner party. It’s always important for me to train my dogs to not bother people while at the table.

    • Treant

      Cousin’s. Head cousin is a right-winger. Two right-wing sons. One right-wing daughter who’s also a fundagelical member of a church that split due to them completely loathing gay marriage. One left-wing daughter I like. Three centrist wives I like. One left-wing boyfriend of left-wing daughter I like.

      I usually leave feeling the dichotomy. We’re related but, for the most part, I really don’t like most of them.

      • PickyPecker

        you don’t have to ‘draw names’ for christmas gifts or hang out for the planning of what’s to come?

        • Treant

          Thank Lady Gaia, no. Christmas Eve will also be there. The wider Cousin’s Party will be the Friday following Christmas, and it’s a Yankee Swap.

          (You take a gift or two for couples, take a number, and select a random gift. You can also “steal” somebody else’s gift, they then get to choose another gift).

          • PickyPecker

            I suggested that gift exchange method several years ago with my family. Was getting to be expensive and pointless buying things for nieces and nephews I seldom see. Of course, everyone was horrified by the thought. So, I just backed out of doing gifts at all.

          • Boreal

            No gifts for anyone except my sister’s kids. Hubby and I usually get something for the house or go on a vacation.

          • PickyPecker

            Hubby and I stopped exchanging gifts at xmas a while back in favor of just giving gifts thru the year whenever we feel like it. However, this year I feel like giving him
            1) cookbook ‘Rasika – Flavors of India’
            2) ‘A Very Sordid Wedding’ dvd

          • Boreal

            Nice! He has a birthday in Dec too so I usually get him something for that.

          • Rockola404

            Man; I’ve been searching everywhere to stream ‘ A very sordid wedding. ‘ to no avail. I stream so much TV that I have not turned on my Blu-ray DVD player in over a year. I am glad you mentioned that is it is available on DVD. I love Leslie Jordan. He should be cast as Jeff Sessions someday.

          • Treant

            It really is a lot easier. And if you don’t want to take part, you don’t bring a gift and don’t take a gift. Easy-peasy and nobody minds.

    • BearEyes

      just the two of us (plus the fur babies). Doing a turkey breast this year instead of the full turkey I normally do. Hot sausage stuffing, butternut squash, green bean casserole, roasted brussels sprouts. and some 2x baked potatoes. Enough for leftovers.

      • PickyPecker

        Leftovers are the best part!! We’re planning on a couple repeat meals off everything; then picking on the turkey for other dishes; and finally I’ll make a nice soup off the carcass.

    • kanehau

      Going to Kens House of Pancakes with my SO’s 90+ year old parents.

      • TuuxKabin

        Enjoy! Do they still comp the bill if something goes wrong with your order?

        • kanehau

          Don’t know. Probably. My SO worked there when he was a kid.

          • TuuxKabin

            Well, provecho, irregardless. ;o)

      • nocadrummer

        If you get along, savor the time with them. Not everyone is so lucky to have them around for so long.

        • kanehau

          Yes, they are really nice people.

          • Robincho

            E ‘ai ‘oukou, me ka le’ale’a!…

    • Boreal

      Thai food.
      Happy TG Paddington!

      • Treant

        Well, Thai me up.

        • MT YVR

          Doooone and done.

          • Treant

            You do know how to make a guy feel special.

        • Boreal

          Either Thai basil chicken or Hosamaki

        • Robincho

          Of COURSE you’d bring up the Thai that binds…

          • Treant

            Actually, I kind of meant Thai me spreadeagled to the bedposts and do me for hours.

            (Geez, the husband’s gone one day and I’m already getting uncontrollable).

    • Sam_Handwich

      that sounds great, Mister Pecker! we are picking up my parents and going to my sister’s house along with our friend Jerry.

      https://youtu.be/RZ0xlGrvWB0?t=11

    • misterjack

      I usually skip the biofamily crap, and have people I actually like over. But I was guilted into going this year because my hateful father flew into town. Most of them are barely tolerable, so my excuse is that we have another dinner to attend, later, so we can make an early escape.

      • TuuxKabin

        Oh good. You got our invite. There’s room at the table.

    • boobert

      We’re staying home ALONE ! I have no desire to here a bunch of crazies and their warped views. 11 lb fresh turkey breast with several sides. Why are fordhook lima beans so hard to find anymore? My man just finished a pie and said I can’t have a piece tonight , THAT BITCH ! lol

      • PickyPecker

        Noticed that on the lima beans too. I guess people just aren’t eating them as much anymore. 🙁

        • boobert

          I got baby ones, I love lima beans.

          • PickyPecker

            Me too! Well….all legumes are fair game in my book.

        • Boreal

          Yuck. My Dad used to make succotash. Always made me retch. Cannot eat them.

          • boobert

            You just don’t put enough butter on them , lol.

          • BearEyes

            garlic and salt too

          • Boreal

            Nope, it is the texture. When i was a kid even my dog (who ate anything) would not eat them.

        • TuuxKabin

          We’d eat ’em if we could find them. Will ask some of the farmers. Thanks for the reminder.

      • Sam_Handwich

        my family is not crazy (for the most part). but one of my fondest memories was a few years ago when my brother and sister and families were away, and my mother had a bad cold. so we stayed home, i made turkey croquettes

        • boobert

          Mine is ! I can’t take the abuse my mother keeps giving my man, even after 37 years. Then there’s my gambling addicted sister that just conned my mom out of $10 grand, this after she already gave her the house and she lost it. And my rotten greedy niece, who will be pissed to find out she’s out of the will.

          • RoFaWh

            “my rotten greedy niece, who will be pissed to find out she’s out of the will.”

            Be careful; be very careful. If you say why she’s out of the will, that can be challenged. Thus my will says I have decided to leave nothing to X, my nephew; Y, my niece; and Z, my sister. without trying to explain.

    • Driving to New Iberia tonight. Cards (Bouree) with his family. Lunch tomorrow. Then back on the road (2 hour drive) back home so he and I can spend the rest of the day doing nothing..
      Sounds like a winner.

    • billbear1961
      • PickyPecker

        Thank you, dearest Bear!!! XOXO

        • billbear1961

          XOXO

      • Ray Taylor

        I really love that piece. The paintings are beautiful and were well placed to complement the music.

        • billbear1961

          Happy Thanksgiving, dear Ray!

          • Ray Taylor

            Same to you, I can never remember, when is Canadian thanksgiving?

        • billbear1961

          The first movement is so beautiful, it chokes me up.

    • Ernest Endevor

      We’re having a typical English Thanksgiving. I’ll sit in a corner and sulk while he watches Hot Bench. Later, I’ll reheat a can of baked beans and serve them over toast.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I hear that that’s a gourmet feast in Merrye Olde.

        • Ernest Endevor

          Some will serve spaghetti on toast, but I’m more of a traditionalist.

    • TuuxKabin

      Sure Paddington will be a good boy! Post pics!

      Roast duck for four. We’re hosting the chefette who prepares ingredients at the farmers’ market every Thursday and Sunday. new to the city. She’ll bring a friend. Sides of: delicata squash casserole with baby porto’shrooms, fresh cranberry/pineapple/navel orange relish. Creamy mashed tatties. Cherry pie and lemon, yogurt bread/loaf saturated in tequila with goats’ milk vanilla ice cream, six bottles of wines should top it all off and over.

      Have a good one Picky, sure!

      What I really want to do is go see Coco, but it’s getting so much coverage. Sigh.

    • MT YVR

      Canadian born. Only one in the family. Everyone else is from New York State so… For us growing up (they moved up here) Thanksgiving was always in Octuvember.

      I do NOT miss most of it. The food, yes. The rest of it… nooo.

      What I DO miss most is the orphan’s t-bird day we used to do in the 90s. I should see about getting that going again sometime. If any of the group is still aboveground. (snicker)

    • Cuberly Deux

      A whirlwind trip to Los Angeles for me. Literally fly down, off the plane stay the night then fly back. A friend of mine just got engaged and she’s giddy to have the ole crew together to celebrate. It’ll be fun. But it sounds like it’ll be pretty crowded so may have to retreat to a corner and get my fix of JMG as a break from it all…lol…

      Happy Thanksgiving Picky 🙂

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/154aa496f8e72416f2303d683192bb6ae073fcd7a6b494826054f2b2afdfadf5.gif

      • JCF

        Um, that ain’t a real turkey.

        • Cuberly Deux

          Really?

    • Ben in Oakland

      14 pound maximum. That’s the only way to ensure a moist, flavorful turkey, instead of the dried up stuff so often served.

    • bkmn

      I picked up a turkey breast and some turkey thighs that will be placed on top of the pan of stuffing and baked off – just the two of us so it should be a quiet day in Western Washington.

    • Keiffer

      I am the Turkey Whisperer. A 24# tom has been in Martha’s brining solution since early this AM. Tomorrow it gets roasted using butter/wine soaked cheesecloth similarly. Every one I’ve ever done this way comes out looking like a Norman Rockwell painting and everyone raves about its juiciness.

      I’ll be making my newfound recipe for brussels sprouts with shallots, bacon, toasted hazelnuts, and craisins. Eventually I’ll have a couple of helpings of pecan pie including one for Friday’s breakfast.

      And I happened to run into this treat of Nyle DiMarco which seems totally appropriate to post here in order to get some upvotes. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ac2cf6389888efb8a5d7bbbe20f6a0271562d2548a4be0100cfc85a959d0cef.png

      • coram nobis

        Would you like some thighs, sir?

      • Ray Taylor

        Looks absolutely delicious.

      • KCMC

        Baste me baby!

        • Jonty Coppersmith

          Basting wasn’t what I had in mind.

      • BobSF_94117

        Brining is both one of the most welcome developments in American cooking and one of the greatest frauds perpetrated on the consumer.

        • prixator

          Huh?

          • BobSF_94117

            Mostly I was being silly. But look on a package of chicken or turkey “up to 20%” salted water.

          • prixator

            Hmmm. I never buy turkey, but I do like to roast a chicken from time to time. I’ve never seen that kind of notification on the packaging (which is usually just a styrofoam tray wrapped in plastic.

            If I’m not too lazy, I like to brine the chicken overnight before cooking it. It always seems to turn out more moist and flavourful that way.

    • Max_1
      • JCF

        Oh My Goodness!

    • coram nobis

      Dungeness crab with friends. Potluck.

    • Snarkaholic

      I disagree…train your dogs to annoy the hell out of guests…so they’ll leave early!

      • Snarkaholic

        As for what I’m doing, I walked out of the grocery store with (a very unexpected) THREE free turkeys (no, I DIDN’T steal them)!
        One was a gift from my friend who gave me a ride there, the other two were from spending more than $200 in that one trip.
        Over the next three days, I’m crockpotting them, making them into soup, and freezing it in meal-sized servings (I have two freezers).

    • Nychta

      Gathering with four friends for a Thanksgiving potluck. We’ll have mostly traditional fare: turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing, mashed potatoes, etc. I’m in charge of veggies, so I’m making Urban Farmer Calabacitas from the “Decolonize Your Diet” cookbook. (I’ve always gotta be a little different.)

      Despite living in the time of Trump and of overbearing cruelty and stupidity, I have a lot to give thanks for.

      Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

    • jerry

      I go eat with my sister and her family–which is relatively drama free, since my father and his wife go to her daughter’s in Akron. I’m allowed to come as long as I make pumpkin rolls. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2763a59ee01c0ce013ff4fa0aff1534ed7447941ddf6211fdd495790416fa3d3.gif

      • Paula

        Wow! Turkey infantry, you don’t see that often.

      • Bj Lincoln

        My family all lives in Canton and Massillon. That’s why I live in Baltimore, MD. 🙂

    • astroworf

      Going to the nephew’s. He has a strict NO POLITICS policy posted every year. Fresh turkey, covered by a latticework of bacon. Yummmm.

    • Bomer

      I’ll be working unfortunately. We’re having a potluck at work though so I’m bringing two pumpkin cheesecakes with homemade brandy whipped cream.

    • JCF

      As I said above: my dad (of whom I am caregiver) and I have been invited to my church choir director’s place. She loathes Drumpf, I’m bringing booze: it’s Win/Win!

      * Actually, I’m bring a festive tally of beverages: 1) Beringer White Merlot (happy medium between white & red: perfect w/ turkey!), 2) Trader Joe’s Ginger Brew, and 3) Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple-Cranberry.

      Re 2&3: I’m driving dad & I, so I know I need to pace myself (ergo, Not Too Much Booze!). If I bring it, I know it’ll be there for me to drink…

      Happy Thanksgiving/Turkey Day to everyone @ JMG! May your sanity survive your company! ;-p

    • David L. Caster

      The two of us plus a close family friend. Plenty of food done simply.

      And pie.

  • AtticusP

    Hypocrites, Party of Family Values.

    That’s hypocrites, Party of Family Values.

  • JT

    The caucus, which describes itself as the “philosophical core” of the Republican Party

    Is there such a thing? Who knew? It must be vanishingly small.

    • Treant

      That’s unkind. They have a very broad philosophy of authoritarianism, forced-birtherism, government control over other people but never themselves, tax breaks for themselves but never other people, and services for themselves but never other people.

      It’s a bad philosophy, a hateful philosophy, and a monstrous philosophy. But it’s definitely a philosophy.

      • JT

        Yes, you’re right. Their ignorance is broad and all encompassing, even if their philosophy is microscopic.

  • another_steve

    Furry sings the blues, my beloved.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ionRca6THE8

  • Slippy_World
    • billbear1961
    • Gianni

      I’d have to request that the head be cut off and thrown away.

      • Opinion Sousaphones

        Well, that is disturbing… makes vegetarianism seem quite appealing.

    • IDavid

      I love this pic but Trump has to go.

    • RoFaWh

      Trump never smiles. Smirks, yes. Grimaces, yes. Very fake smiles, yes. But a genuine smile arising from the heart? Never!!

  • Pip

    I hope more things like this come out. It’s time to peel back the bullshit these folks have wrapped themselves in.

  • Nic Peterson

    Could this be the end of FRC? Might the steady stream of donations dry up? Could this cause anonymous donors to question Toni’s decision making?

    • Gianni

      Wouldn’t that be wonderful and just in time for Christmas. Perhaps God will work in one of his mysterious ways.

    • Friday

      Their donors and spokespeople want to do the same, too, ask the Duggars and Robertson Duck-yuppiebillies.

  • Tomcat

    Time for the entire Baptist organization do an autopsy of their lifestyle and how they conduct business.

  • Richard B

    So many of the politically active conservative evangelicals are nothing more than better than thou hypocrites vying for political power and aren’t able to live up to the standards they preach. Many from this group are inexplicably backing Roy Moore even though he has a long history of being a serial pedophile and forcing himself on young teenage girls, some as young as 14 years old, while deflecting attention at condemning loving consenting gay adults.

  • Sporkfighter

    If somebody called me the “philosophical core of the Republican Party,” I’d sue for slander.

  • LarryChemEngr

    What illegal act are they talking about?

    • Friday

      Sexual assault on a minor, statutory rape, and multiple ethics violations as a DA in charge of the cases of the parents of a lot of the kids he molested or tried to.

      • Priya Lynn

        “Sexual assault on a minor,”.

        It was sexual assault, but not on a minor, the victim was 18.

        • Friday

          They all weren’t. One as young as 14.

  • marshlc

    Huh. Dead girl or live boy really is the apparent only thing to destroy a conservative politician.

  • Puck

    This is what the Catholic did with their priests, cover it up and act like nothing was wrong. The very few rogue priest they said should not tarnish all the good things the church did for the people. Then we find out there are MANY priests doing this. Now they have a mess.

    All these family values people who are perverts and hypocrites molesting children and women and then covering it up. Tony Perkins is leading the cover up scams and now he is backing off waiting for trump to open his mouth about Russia and distracting everyone until he can strike again!

    • Friday

      That’s why both the Catholic and Protestant versions are full-time projctors-and-scapegoaters while demanding more of the same and making big bucks off lying for a living.

    • BobSF_94117

      It’s still a small percentage of priests. But it’s nearly 100% of the hierarchy.

      [edit]I mean nearly 100% of the hierarchy was involved in the coverup.[/edit]

  • kareemachan

    So the asshats are turning on each other.

    • Friday

      More like saying, “Stern action will be taken, believe us, while we hide it.”

  • ClevelandJim

    Why didn’t the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio just go ahead and name FRC and Perkins as the perpetrators of the coverup in their statement?? Republican Liberty Cowards of Ohio?

  • Friday’s_cat

    How many calls will first responders get for turkey fryer explosions in the Red States?

    • Tomcat

      If someone told them it was the only patriotic way to cook a turkey. Lots!

    • Gianni

      I sometimes wonder how often some deep thinkers actually try to deep fry that whole turkey IN THE HOUSE?

      • Talisman

        While still frozen.

        • Gianni

          🙂 Better still! That should look sort of like Old Faithful.

    • OdieDenCO

      all of them

    • Friday

      You know, a turkey fried in peanut oil is actually yummy. It’s just not Thanksgiving turkey, though.

    • RoFaWh

      ―Every year deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60
      injuries, the destruction of 900 homes, and more than $15-million in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

      from http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2013/11/27/top-5-states-with-most-deep-fried-turkey-accidents.html

  • justme

    The “Stalwarts Of Christian Morality” are letting their TRUE selves show through…

    Ronnie would be proud…

    /s

  • Friday

    So, very firmly not naming names. 🙂

  • Secure

    The Family Research Council needs to fire Tony Perkins. That’s two big sex scandals on his watch. Go mow yards for a living, Tony. You’re a terrible person.
    Apparently you didn’t get the hint when God flooded your house.

    • Friday

      Basically they are full of lies. They have nothing to do with families or research, and it’s dubious there is ever a council. 🙂

    • BobSF_94117

      You seem to be under the misapprehension that the FRC is any better than Tony Perkins.

  • BobSF_94117

    It’s almost like they’re unaware of the grift…

  • IDavid

    Perkie is having a bit of a hard time swallowing his turkey. The harder he chews the more stuck it gets. Such a Perkie turkey.

  • -M-

    Today’s lesson: Don’t expect integrity from someone who tells you how Christian they are.

  • JWC

    Yup Tony is a total schnook

  • Dale Snyder

    “the most troubling part about this news is the cover-up of an illegal act to protect his image by groups promoting themselves as stalwarts of Christian morality.”

    Really? You pieces of christian SHIT elected the STALWART OF CHRISTIAN MORALITY.

    IT’S CALLED RAPE!

  • Queequeg

    Tony Perkins covering up and lying? Say it isn’t so.

  • LeeCMH

    Tony Perkins: “Oh, no, another flood.”

  • Mike Knife

    The Catholic pedophile cult is still the leader in child abuse and rapes but politicians are trying to catch up with them.