Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Perhaps John Hostetler should have voted differently on the bankruptcy bill

Rep. John Hostettler, a Republican from the 8th District, reported between $30,000 and $100,000 in credit card debt.

For those of you who do not know of the theocratic nut that who represents the district where I grew up, here are a few quotes and snippets about the man.

"When the courts make unconstitutional decisions, we should not enforce them," he told attendees. "Federal courts have no army or navy.. The court can opine, decide, talk about, sing, whatever it wants to do. We're not saying they can't do that. At the end of the day, we're saying the court can't enforce its opinions."
--spoken to the christian coalition

I cannot find the direct quote but he once responded to a question and said that Americans have the right to bear arms--even nuclear arms.

"the long war on Christianity in America continues today on the floor of the House of Representatives...Like a moth to a flame, Democrats can't help themselves when it comes to denigrating and demonizing Christians."
-- Spoken on the house floor.


Blogger Jim said...

Couldn't have happened to a bigger moron.

Wasn't he caught carrying a piece on to a plane some time ago?

October 19, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...

Yeah, that too. He was found with a glock on him in the Louisville airport.

October 19, 2005  
Blogger indygirl said...

I hope they are high interest too.

p.s. this word verification sounds like a Russain author "Dvotoyks"

October 19, 2005  
Anonymous lawgeekgurl said...

did you see that nuvo article about Indiana's puritan politics and the evangelical movements' view of the New Society?

they are fucking up my home state, and you are still there so you need to do something about it!

When I worked in gov't, I used to call them "God Squaders" and they were always in the legislature, but usually the more insane notions were shouted down by more rational voices. Now there are no rational voices.

October 19, 2005  
Blogger Doug said...

This post stirs vague memories in the back of my head. Something about a number of Congress critters having credit card debt settled on strangely favorable terms while the MBNA Bankruptcy Bill was being considered.

(And wouldn't it be a good debt reduction strategy to have corporate sponsors for legislation: The Home Depot Katrina Relief Bill; The Halliburton Defense Spending Bill; etc.)

October 19, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...

Ah, no, I haven't seen the latest Nuvo yet. It's frustrating. I noticed the change in tone last election when I would drive to my mother's house because I would hear all of the commercials for the state reps and senators in the rural counties. The Republicans all had "god on their side" and even the local democrats were trying to act that way but they weren't coming off as sincere. It's strange because I grew up in rural America, but I guess now I am out of touch with it. I was completely surprised last November.

Interesting, Doug, I did not know that but I am not surprised that several congressmen would have taken advantage of that. Actually, I would not be surprised if Hostetler refused any special treatment. However misguided he is, he usually sticks to his principles.

Oh, and I am laughing at the Home Depot Katrina Relief Bill

October 19, 2005  
Blogger lemming said...

My fave RH comment is the one about the only women who get breast cancer are the ones who have had abortions. As a result, breasy cancer research should not be funded.

Despite hearing from dozens of nuns, he has not yet backed down from this position. (grrrrr)

October 19, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...

Oh, yeah, I forgot about that one! I think he said that one in Terre Haute right before the election and still won.

October 19, 2005  
Anonymous Kevin said...

I grew up in his district as well and I think he will continue to get re-elected. Anyone with intelligence moves the hell away from that area, so all that are left are the christian sheeple, who as long as anyone with authority claims they are doing everything in the name of Jesus, will believe and fall for all the worthless drivel that falls out of their pious pie holes.

Did I mention that I hate southwestern Indiana with a fiery passion? :-)

October 20, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...


Yeah, I guess so. I don't know. Almost my entire family lives there still. Politics have interfered with a lot of areas of my family's life. Several members of my family left a church when the preacher injected politics into his message. My mother has been made to feel uncomfortable at social gatherings and clubs because some people just assume that they can speak freely about their politics. In years past, this was never an issue, but the zealots have been emboldened I suppose. It's no place for me. If I were still there, I'd either be tarred and feathered or just let my impotent rage get the best of me and die an angry, lonely bitter man.

October 20, 2005  
Anonymous Punisher said...

"If I were still there, I'd either be tarred and feathered or just let my impotent rage get the best of me and die an angry, lonely bitter man."

I can empathize with the part about being unjustly tarred and feathered by a bunch of bristling rednecks.

However, if you ever get to an advanced stage of anger, bitterness, or torporous depression, I have a few more therapeutic practices to share with you, above and beyond the ones I've already pitched down your uvulating throat.

October 20, 2005  
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