And just in case you're feeling a little down in the dumps today, I am officially making it the mission of The Ride to crack a smile on your dour faces. I realize I have been getting a little heavy with the content I've chosen to discuss of late. So today, I am making the conscious decision to step away a bit. You know, I could have brought up the newly unveiled cell-phone tracking system being used by the FBI capable of tracking a cell phone even when it is not being used. Or I could have chosen the frightening blurb out of USA TODAY talking about how one in five Americans think that God directly helps run the economy, and that it works because "God wants it to". No, I have something far more interesting than all of that to share.
From Reuters.com: Porn magnate funds $1 million quest to embarrass Perry
That's right. The Sultan of Smut is kicking it old school for the denizens of the New World Order. Larry Flint, famed prince of pornography, is offering One Million Dollars in exchange for any verifiable material evidence concerning an extra-marital affair involving Republican Presidential hopeful, Rick Perry.
And the Race is on, and here comes Pride in the back stretch!
To advertise his campaign to discredit Perry, Larry Flynt paid for advertisement in satirical rag The Onion and the Austin Chronicle, declaring:
Have you had a gay or straight sexual encounter with Governor Rick Perry?
Can you provide documented evidence of illicit sexual or intimate relations with the governor? Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine will pay you up to $1 million if we choose to publish your verified story and use your material.
As you likely know, this isn't the first time Flynt has recruited his army of delinquent (and I use the term in the most complimentary way possible) readers to dig up dirt on public figures who happen to fall under his cross-hairs. Back when President Clinton was being impeached for lying about his sexual encounters with Monica Lewinski, Flynt made the same offer of $1 million to anyone who could bring proof of a scandal involving any of the congressional Republicans involved. And Larry's record goes back almost as long as his publication career. As Flynt himself said, "I've been doing this for 35 years...We've found running these ads were very successful in finding sources to come forward."
Of course, Rick Perry's office could not be reached for comment in regards to Flynt's offer. Let us hope that his apparent stoic refusal to dignify the search with a response means that there really is something to find. I don't know about the rest of you, but nothing lifts my spirit like watching politicians be buried by their own hypocrisy.
So, a toast! To politicians being exposed as the liars and cheats that they are! To transparency! And above all, to Larry Flynt - a true American Hero. God Bless You, Sir!
Tell Everyone! Shout it from the Mountain!! The Pervert is Back! THE PERVERT IS BACK!!