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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert's refusal to pay the man $1.8 million -- the outstanding balance in hush money that the Illinois Republican agreed to pay the man in 2010.



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The abused former victim calling into CSPAN while Dennis was taking live callers on air has to be one of the top ten live political shock moments.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-09-16 02:00 PM | Reply

Why are so many Republicant lawmakers actually lawbreakers?

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-16 02:01 PM | Reply

Our first gay Speaker of the House.

No this is nothing like what people thought it would be like.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-16 02:15 PM | Reply

There are two types of republicans. Pedophiles and ones that haven't been caught yet.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-16 04:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#4 - so you are saying all republicans are pedophiles?

#5 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-16 04:58 PM | Reply

Lawyers would not release details of the settlement, arrived at just days before a civil trial in the case that was set to start. It would have focused on a novel legal issue about whether Hastert's verbal agreement to pay $3.5 million to buy the silence of a man he abused as a teenager amounted to a legally binding contract.

I can see why Hastert would opt for "Hastert Rule" to continue its association with GOP crappy legislative practice rather than getting wedded to a GOPer's pedophilia.

#6 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-16 05:15 PM | Reply

"The abused former victim calling into CSPAN while Dennis was taking live callers on air has to be one of the top ten live political shock moments."

Twas a shock. I remember watching that.

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-09-16 08:37 PM | Reply

#4 - so you are saying all republicans are pedophiles?

#5 | Posted by jakester

Why so defensive? Which one are you finally admitting to?

#8 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-16 08:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Is every GOP/GQP politician a pedo???

Sure seems like it.

#9 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-09-16 09:45 PM | Reply

#4 - so you are saying all republicans are pedophiles?


He was clearly exaggerating. Obviously not all republicans are pedophiles. Some of them are just ephebophiles or hebephiles.

#10 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-09-17 12:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All Republicans are not pedophiles but they are tolerant of pedophiles if they are in high positions and willing to adhere to the extreme policies of the GQP. Being toleratnt of pedophiles is not much better than being a pedophile and apparently Jakester hadn't gotten the memo.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-17 05:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The Republicans who aren't pedophiles just cheated on their wives, admiitedly in heterosexual relationships, while tearing down Bill Clinton for doint the exact same things they were doing at the time. So, I think the truest accusation we could make against Republicans is that they are the biggest hypocrits on the planet. Generally speaking, those who talk about family values and such, are the same folks molesting your children, sleeping with members of their own sex, cheating on their wives, etc. The Republican Party, or any party, that preaches family values is pretty much guaranteed to be doing things themselves which are the opposite of family values. That is why they preach about them so much because it leads voters to think they are the creeps that we actually know they are.
Does anyone actually believe that Bitch McConnell doesn't have some skeletons in his closet? He has a nice looking wife but do we ever consider what is a woman like him doing with a repulsive oger like him?
Sure, she is just as evil as he is but she is still attractive and I just can't think about the two of them in the same bed together. He is totally repulsive so she has to be getting off on the power he can offer, certainly not the sex. I bet they haven't been intimate in years. If it were me in her place I'd vomit.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-17 07:44 AM | Reply

"#4 - so you are saying all republicans are pedophiles?"

More likely, Most Republicans are reptiles. I don't care who they have sex with, unless it with children, but they are cold blooded animals who don't actually have normal feelings or emotions. On cold days many of them can hardly more.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-17 07:49 AM | Reply

When republicl0wns get caught having sex it looks like...

Wide stance toe-tapping in airport bathroom ---------- comes to mind. Male "escort" White House sleepovers...

Leaving wives for someone younger and prettier to hang on his skanky arm... as Noot Gingrich, John McClown, and Trumptidumped did... blatantly and openly. It seems that having a hottie ball and chain is what you do when you are chauffer-driven.

Seeking spiritual advice from cuckold ministers into tooting crack with their hired boy-toys.

Closet cases like Lindsey and Condoleeza.

Obsession with someone else's beejae with a consenting lbeit naieve adult.

Basically... they do sex that makes them feel ashamed because deep in their hearts they're perverts... so pedophile seems like a reasonable conclusion because its a very popular choice to the ashamed of.

#14 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-09-17 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Qanon has things backwards, the GQP is the party of pedophiles. Exhibit #1 - Hastert, exhibit #2 - Gaetz, exhibit #3 - Anton Lazzaro, exhibit #4 - Mark Foley, exhibit # 5 - Dotard. Off the top of my head, I've named a starting five for GQP pedophiles and that doesn't even include Gaetz friend Joel Greenberg. You don't see that type of record on the left.

#15 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-09-17 02:31 PM | Reply

You don't see that type of record on the left.


I bet that liberal jokester knows a few.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-18 10:47 AM | Reply

"so you are saying all republicans are pedophiles?"

Not all Trumpers are pedophiles.

But all Trumpers decided Trump walking into the girls dressing room to inspect the merchandise wasn't a deal-breaker.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-18 10:50 AM | Reply

He's not a pedo he's a sicko who likes men young.

#18 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-18 02:20 PM | Reply

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