8/12/10 – Rand Paul’s Bizarre Pot-Bondage-Kidnapping “Prank”
A very interesting story has surfaced about Rand Paul, tucked away in a dark corner of an article in the August 10 online version of GQ. According to reporting by Jason Engerlie, a woman has come forward saying that she was blindfolded, tied up, kidnapped, and then unsuccessfully forced to take bong hits by fellow Baylor swim team member Rand Paul. The woman, who wished to remain anonymous because she is currently a practicing clinical psychologist, said that after Rand and his frat-rat friend failed to make her smoke pot, they drove her bound body out to a nearby creek, forced her onto her knees, and made her pray to “Aqua-Buddha”.
This is one of those stories that makes one take pause. It’s so off the wall that it hardly seems credible upon first glance. But there are a couple of pieces of evidence that lend it credence. First, Rand Paul was a rebel misfit at Baylor, a conservative Christian school in the buckle of the Texas Bible Belt. He was a member of a secret, un-approved fraternity called “NoZe”, which appears to this former member of Alpha Chi to be a group of rich, snotty brats who believe that they don’t have to take direction from anybody. You can find out more about these punks HERE . I think they were going for humor; if you see anything that makes you laugh, please let me know.
When Rand Paul wasn’t busy kidnapping, smoking pot, and NOT graduating from Baylor, he reportedly engaged in other NoZe pranks as well. One of them involved digging up a campus time capsule and too much alcohol. That one fell through when they just gave up after tipping over the monument on the site. After Anita Bryant made her famous announcement about oral sex, they made a poster of her photo with a hole where the mouth ought to be and marched it around campus.
So his past behavior in NoZe does not prove that he tied up and kidnapped his swim teammate while hopped up on pot. However, it provides some context to Rand Paul’s mindset that supports the charge as not being totally out of character.
But the reaction of the Rand Paul organization to the story is what really makes it seem plausible. Wouldn’t the reaction of any innocent person be to denounce the story as utterly false and deny it from start to finish? Wouldn’t any normal, innocent person denounce that as reprehensible behavior and make a clear statement that they never, ever participated in any event remotely resembling what has been reported? Yet, here we are on the 3rd day after the story came out in GQ and there has been no denial. Instead, Paul’s campaign first threatened a libel suit against GQ and then tried to parse words with this statement of non-denial/denial:
“The more they throw at me, the more convinced I am that the leftists, statists and special interests are terrified that I will get to Washington,” Paul said in an e-mail to supporters, “Did you see their latest smear attacks yesterday? Let’s just say they give a bad name to tabloids.”
“They accused me of “kidnapping” someone when I was a teenager. It is, of course, untrue. I’m eagerly awaiting the story where they try to accuse me of having been abducted by aliens. Somehow, libelous smears by drive by journalists with a leftist agenda are considered “news” these days. It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic,”
I can see where this is going already; the account by the woman is going to be proven to be 100% true and Rand Paul is going to deny that they kidnapped her, claiming that she gave her consent to be tied up and driven somewhere to have a bong shoved in her face.
Stay tuned for updates.
Update 7/18/10 CNN is reporting today that Mark Williams has been ejected from the game by the “The National Tea Party Federation, an organization that represents the Tea Party political movement around the country” according to the report. After reading and posting to some material at Mother Jones just minutes ago, I believe that NO group can claim to speak for all the TeaBaggers. This group claims to be real grass roots, not Astroturf, and have actually expelled Tea Party Express, the GOP brain child of longtime GOPER operative Dick Armey.
Is this a real attempt to distance the TeaBaggers from the white power people and GOP or is it just a PR move? The answer remains to be seen. This is a story we will watch carefully and update as it unfolds.
On a personal note: The CNN staff who wrote this story totally neglected to condemn Mark Williams and his POS “email” as being one of the most disgusting, racist, diatribes to hit the national media in decades. Of course, these are the same people who kept Lou Dobbs on the payroll long after he became a national embarrassment. I guess they just want to stay “balanced” so they can compete with Faux.
To what do we owe our thanks for the existence of CNN? Why, of course, it’s the first Gulf War, where they had a corner on the video-game-like footage of people being blown to smithereens and the smirking Cheney taking the mic now and then to snark about those camel jockeys and how we were killing them with surgical precision. Thanks to Bush I for the Gulf War which totally confounded Saddam Hussein. Why? Because he was a CIA asset, a buttress against Iran, and also because Saddam asked a direct question to the US government about the US position on Kuwait/Iraq relations. The official State Department discussion between Saddam and April Catherine Glaspie from July 25, 1990:
US Ambassador Glaspie:
“I have direct instructions from President Bush to improve our relations with Iraq. We have considerable sympathy for your quest for higher oil prices, the immediate cause of your confrontation with Kuwait. (pause) As you know, I have lived here for years and admire your extraordinary efforts to rebuild your country (after the Iran-Iraq war). We know you need funds. We understand that, and our opinion is that you should have the opportunity to rebuild your country. (pause) We can see that you have deployed massive numbers of troops in the south. Normally that would be none of our business, but when this happens in the context of your other threats against Kuwait, then it would be reasonable for us to be concerned. For this reason, I have received an instruction to ask you, in the spirit of friendship – not confrontation – regarding your intentions. Why are your troops massed so very close to Kuwait’s borders?”
President Saddam Hussein:
“As you know, for years now I have made every effort to reach a settlement on our dispute with Kuwait. There is to be a meeting in two days; I am prepared to give negotiations only one more brief chance. (pause) When we (the Iraqis) meet (with the Kuwaitis) and we see there is hope, then nothing will happen. But if we are unable to find a solution, then it will be natural that Iraq will not accept death.”
US Ambassador Glaspie:
“What solution would be acceptable?”
President Saddam Hussein:
“If we could keep the whole of the Shatt al Arab – our strategic goal in our war with Iran – we will make concessions (to the Kuwaitis). But if we are forced to choose between keeping half of the Shatt and the whole of Iraq (which, in Iraq’s view, includes Kuwait), then we will give up all of the Shatt to defend our claims on Kuwait to keep the whole of Iraq in the shape we wish it to be. (pause) What is the United States’ opinion on this?”
US Ambassador Glaspie:
“We have no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary (of State James) Baker has directed me to emphasise the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960s, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America.“
July 16, 2010
I decided to start this new page today because of the totally unbelievable story I heard last night (7/15/10) about Mark Williams, founding member of the Tea Party Express (TeaBaggers Astroturf organization) and the supposedly “satirical” email he wrote to Abe Lincoln.
A bit of background. The NAACP is having its 101st National Conference and they passed a resolution to repudiate racist elements within the Tea Party. You can read the story from their website here.
Mark Williams is a pure-D white trash dickhead, to be sure. It figures that he would lead an element of the TeaBagging SOBs, the same skinheads and ignorant hillbillies that Glenn Beck appeals to. But as I heard this read on TV last night, I was totally scandalized and ASHAMED to think that any person with a public profile would write such absolute race-baiting bullshit and think it’s funny. How is this funny, Mark? There’s nothing funny at all about it. Humor is funny when it’s based on truth. Your humor is based on racist lies and smears. “Tom’s nephew”? WTF is your major malfunction, Williams? Does this insect not have an ounce of shame or empathy left in him?
Would you want to be remembered as the person who wrote THIS? Think about it.
Dear Mr. Lincoln
We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards. That is just far too much to ask of us Colored People and we demand that it stop!
In fact we held a big meeting and took a vote in Kansas City this week. We voted to condemn a political revival of that old abolitionist spirit called the â€˜tea party movement’.
The tea party position to ‘end the bailouts’ for example is just silly. Bailouts are just big money welfare and isn’t that what we want all Coloreds to strive for? What kind of racist would want to end big money welfare? What they need to do is start handing the bail outs directly to us coloreds! Of course, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the only responsible party that should be granted the right to disperse the funds.
And the ridiculous idea of ‘reduce the size and intrusiveness of government.’ What kind of massa would ever not want to control my life? As Coloreds we must have somebody care for us otherwise we would be on our own, have to think for ourselves and make decisions!
The racist tea parties also demand that the government ‘stop the out of control spending.’ Again, they directly target coloreds. That means we Coloreds would have to compete for jobs like everybody else and that is just not right.
Perhaps the most racist point of all in the tea parties is their demand that government ‘stop raising our taxes.’ That is outrageous! How will we coloreds ever get a wide screen TV in every room if non-coloreds get to keep what they earn? Totally racist! The tea party expects coloreds to be productive members of society?
Mr. Lincoln, you were the greatest racist ever. We had a great gig. Three squares, room and board, all our decisions made by the massa in the house. Please repeal the 13th and 14th Amendments and let us get back to where we belong.
Precious Ben Jealous, Tom’s Nephew NAACP Head Colored Person
Written by Mark Williams, who would have a special spot in hell if there was such a thing.