Ron Boehme: like father like son?

Over in the 26th Legislative District, Democrat Larry Seaquist is in a surprisingly tight race with Republican Ron Boehme for the state house seat vacated by Derek Kilmer. I say “surprisingly,” because while the highly respected Seaquist is the retired commander of the Battleship Iowa, Boehme is a certifiable nutcase who the Tacoma News Tribune accurately describes as “about as far right as they come.”

But it’s not simply Boehme’s far-right religious beliefs that make him out to be so nutty… although they do — Boehme has written that Satan controls our public schools and that America needs “a severe spanking.” It’s just that when Boehme says “I am a prophet,” and claims that God audibly talks to him, well… it gives one pause considering the man’s unstable family history.

Specifically, I’m talking about Boehme’s father, who the candidate proudly mentions in the opening paragraph on the About page of his campaign website:

His father, Robert Boehme, arrived in Port Orchard in 1950 at the request of the local Chamber of Commerce who were looking for more doctors. “Doc Boehme” served the medical needs of South Kitsap for over thirty years.

And, um, you know what else Robert Boehme served? Three years in prison for attempting to murder his third wife. That, after having been previously acquitted of attempting to murder his second wife. According to a Seattle Times article from July 11, 1986:

Boehme, 66, was a successful Kitsap County physician in 1961 when he was accused of trying to kill his second wife, Dorothy, by injecting poison into her arm with a syringe.

Boehme was acquitted of that charge in 1962. Three months after the trial, Dorothy Boehme, who had stood by her husband during the trial, died of staphylococcal meningitis.

But don’t you worry, Robert Boehme quickly rebounded from the tragedy.

In July 1963, Boehme married a former airline flight attendant who had been divorced from Boehme’s brother, a San Francisco physician. They are still married.

In September 1965, Boehme was charged with trying to kill that wife, Mary, by injecting her with a poison.

Oops. On TV they call that an M.O.

Robert Boehme was convicted in 1966, and served three years in prison.

So… here’s a self-proclaimed prophet who hears voices in his head and thinks Satan controls the public schools, and… well.. it just makes you wonder what curious personality quirks Boehme might have inherited from a father who infamously poisoned at least one, if not two of his three wives. (No word on what sad fate befell wife number one.)

But mostly, it makes you wonder how such a fringe candidate managed to win the Republican primary?

Comments

  1. 1

    stedman spews:

    re 15: Which Republican legislative achievement are you most proud of from the last six years — besides rolling back a century of progress?

    You guys are a blip in the Big Picture. Nothing but a hard lesson learned for the sensible people of the US. If we have to take to the streets to turn your crooked asses out of office, then so be it! I’m up for it.

  2. 4

    christmasghost spews:

    “But mostly, it makes you wonder how such a fringe candidate managed to win the Republican primary?”
    well goldy to answer your question….fringe candidate = fringe state.
    really, after living in the hell that is washington state [for six long years], not only have i never met more idiots in one place in my life but i never really came across anyone that i would consider a republican.
    chock a block full of RINOS and fools though………..
    meanwhile down here in fab california we are getting ready to re-elect arnold for a second term. i couldn’t be happier.

  3. 5

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    You moonbats must be really proud of our senators. One being the 99th most effective and the other being a 5 time winner of the no rocket scientist award.

    Makes me proud to live in the Feminist Utopia of Washington.

  4. 6

    GBS spews:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15446565

    Safavian sentenced to 18 months in jail
    Judge notes ‘abuse of public trust’, desire to ‘hang out with the big boys’

    Safavian openly wept in court as he asked for leniency . . .

    JCH, MTR, Klake, Puddybud, MWS, ChristmasGhost, HowCanYouBeProudToBeAnAss, Janet S. (aka anonymous):

    Can any of you explain why conservative men are such raging pussies?

    Is it because all of you were insecure, snot nosed, little whiney shits as children?

    Jesus Fucking Christ you guys are the biggest collection of little, crying ass, pussy-whipped, ass wipes I’ve ever seen.

    No wonder the terrorist have ZERO respect for Americans. Every time they turn on the TV there’s some Republican crying his little fucking eyes out.

    It looks like the Soccer Mom’s need to wipe the bottoms of their so called “men,” powder their bottoms and put on fresh diapers.

    It might be a good time to invest in Pampers because come this January when Speaker Pelosi has subpoena powers there’s going to be a lot more Republicans whining like the pussies they are.

  5. 7

    eponymous coward spews:

    I think it’s something in the water on the Kitsap Peninsula.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Craswell

    Ellen Craswell is an American politician, a former Washington state legislator, and failed candidate for the 1996 Washington gubernatorial election. She ran as a Republican, but later identified as a member of the American Heritage Party. She resides in Poulsbo, Washington with her husband and fellow politician, Bruce Craswell.

  6. 8

    Facts Support My Positions spews:

    You have to be a pshchopath to either run as a Republican, or vote for one.

    We aren’t having an elction on Nov 7th. We are having an intervention.

  7. 9

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    64

    “According to McGavick’s TV commercial he’s dead set against privatizing SS.” What do think, Anonymous?

    He’s against privatizing Social Security. He only wants to privatize Social Security’s money. Mike?! is FOR private accounts. We already HAVE private accounts. They’re called IRAs, Roths, Keoghs, and 401(k)s.

  8. 10

    christmasghost spews:

    this guy is a frightening NUTJOB and i sincerely hope that he loses the race.
    after all, anyone that thinks the public school sysyem [or anything for that matter] is controlled by a make believe demon is an idiot.
    the school system is controlled by unions which are much much worse…;)

  9. 11

    Anonymous spews:

    John,
    I think your analysis in response to Me is right on

    IF the Dems vote in the 26th, Wing-bats like Lois and Ron WILL LOOSE.

    If they stay at home, the Right Wing base will win!

    The campaigns in the 26th are calling a LOT of Dems to remind them to vote though, and with the national trend, it looks up, they just have to keep working hard in such a touch district. Some come volunteer! Or get 500$ to work for the coordinated out there.

    Contact the Kilmer or Seaquist campaign…that’s my suggestion.

  10. 12

    Another TJ spews:

    Irony defined: some knucklehead tries to call someone else incompetent and has to do it twice because he/she screws up the HTML the first time, and, as if that isn’t enough, he/she misspells incompetent both times.

  11. 13

    Another TJ spews:

    Let us go away together, away from the anger and imperatives of men. We shall find ourselves a secluded bower where they dare not venture. There will be only the two of us, and we shall linger through long afternoons of sweet retirement. In the evenings I shall read to you while you work your cross-stitch in the firelight. And then we shall go to bed, our bed, my dearest girl.

    Again, horrendous writing, but no lesbian characters. No siree.

  12. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    McGavick very clearly has come out in FAVOR of using a portion of Social Security taxes to fund a new, privately owned, retirement savings account. I’d like him to explain whether he plans to replace the diverted Social Security revenues with tax hikes, or cut Social Security benefits, or just borrow the money diverted from the Social Security Trust Fund.

    I don’t trust this guy.

  13. 15

    proud leftist spews:

    GBS @ 14
    “Can any of you explain why conservative men are such raging pussies?”

    Excellent question. Perhaps you’ll permit me to take a stab at it. I believe that many conservative men are raging pussies because they are self-loathing, closeted gay men. MTR and JCH certainly fall into this category. Lacking the courage to admit to themselves who and what they are, they morph into chest-pounding, macho warriors to try to mask that what they really want is to screw a real man. They substitute tough talk for an inability to confront their own nature. Other conservative men, GWB for instance, are raging pussies because they simply lack the intellectual depth to think for themselves. So, they bend over and take orders from others–from Dick Cheney, for example (who, by the way, fits into the category described above).

  14. 16

    Another TJ spews:

    LYNNE CHENEY: I did write a book entitled “Sisters.”

    BLITZER: And it did have lesbian characters.

    CHENEY: No, not necessarily. This description is a lie, I’ll stand on that.

    I agree. There’s no realistic way you can conclude that this passage in any way portrays lesbian characters.

    The women who embraced in the wagon were Adam and Eve crossing a dark cathedral stage — no, Eve and Eve, loving one another as they would not be able to once they ate of the fruit and knew themselves as they truly were. She felt curiously moved, curiously envious of them. She had never to this moment thought Eden a particularly attractive paradise, based as it was on naiveté, but she saw that the women in the cart had a passionate, loving intimacy forever closed to her. How strong it made them. What comfort it gave.

    Crappy writing? Sure. But how could anyone confuse this with a depiction of lesbianism? Wolf Blitzer is not a good man.

  15. 17

    John Barelli spews:

    Commentby eponymous coward— 10/27/06@ 3:29 pm

    You commented early in this thread about the fact that our local Republicans seem to be working hard to discourage their moderates.

    I would put the other race here in the 26th district up as a good example of that.

    Pat Lantz is an experienced campaigner, with good name recognition and rather popular in the district. Beckie Krantz seems to be a moderate Republican with at least some small amount of common sense, so naturally, they run her in this race, with almost no support. (Poor kid is going to get buried.)

    Ron Boehme is a far-right nut-job that has called public education a “tool of the devil” and opposes having women work outside the home. (Again, I really wish this was an exaggeration, but it isn’t.) They run him against a very moderate Democrat that has considerable national recognition, but is relatively unknown in the district, possibly counting on the fact that Mr. Boehme is a younger, decent-looking man, while Mr. Seaquist is a rough, rather homely old Sailor (like yours truly – and my apologies to Captain Seaquist).

    They put the moderate in a race she has little chance of winning, then give her no support, while putting the nut-job up against the candidate that is actually rather conservative. They then give the nut-job all the support he could ask for, while ignoring the moderate.

    Still, this will be good for Democrats, so long as we can learn from the Republicans’ mistakes and avoid insisting on some sort of ideological purity for our candidates. Essentially, if we can listen and consider the various viewpoints within our party, we’ll keep growing, while the Republicans will shrink to insignificance.

  16. 18

    Gordy Fowlds spews:

    For your information, Dr. Boehme sometime after his prison sentence served as a physician doing medical employee screenings at the Dispensary at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard during the 1980s. This probably did not require a Washington state liscense to practice medicine. In addition, Mary Boehme swore that he was innocent of the crime for which he was convicted. Dr. Boehme is still alive and is the treasurer of Ron’s campaign.

    I personally chose to not make Ron’s father’s past troubles a campaign issue, because Ron is the one that chose to run for office and out of fairness to Ron it does not have much to do with the campaign itself. I also do not know the answer to your other questions Richard as to if his liscense was revoked or restored. However, this may help answer some of your questions. I actually have met Ron and he is a nice fellow. Sadly, he is just terribly misguided in his views on things and I felt it necessary to warn voters about him.

  17. 20

    John Barelli spews:

    Commentby me— 10/27/06@ 10:01 pm

    “1) How come the Republicans continually back whack job candidates. This 26th is the district that brought you Lois McMahon, Bob Oke and Linda Smith (state rep elected ‘83 state senate ‘87)?

    I’m not sure I’d put Bob Oke in the same category as Ms. McMahon or Mr. Boehme, but the way they get the nod from the Republicans is pretty simple. There is a small but very active group of evangelical right wing Republicans in this district that vote as a block. Most of the rest of the Republicans around here don’t bother voting in the primary and hardly notice anything except the big letter “R” next to the candidate’s name. (I really wish I was exaggerating this, but I’ve talked to a bunch of these folks.)

    One of the reason the Republicans really don’t like the Grange’s answer to our primary dilemma. They want to just remove all the party lables. Republicans (and unfortunately, some Democrats) won’t know who to vote for.

    “2) How is it that the Democrats have allowed such whack jobs to win elections?”

    Well, Lois won back in 2004 because nobody really took her seriously, and her faithful block put her over the top. When we ran a serious candidate in 2006, even Lois’s faithful block of votes wasn’t enough to win.

    Bob Oke actually seems to be a decent enough fellow (he was not a fan of Ms. McMahan, and refused to endorse her run for State Senate against Derek Kilmer). He seems to be a pretty moderate Republican, and it could be argued that he was rather representative of the district, especially as it was a decade ago. Of course, it’s easier to say nice things about a Republican that is retiring, but I really hope he does win his fight against cancer.

    Pat Lantz has been around for a bunch of years and will probably win again this time, as will Larry Seaquist, presuming we can get our lazy butts out to actually vote.

    (Josh over at Derek Kilmer’s headquarters is still looking for volunteers to make “get out the vote” calls. Pick a day, I’ll meet you there and even buy you a beer at the Hy-IU-Hee-Hee afterwards.)

  18. 21

    JDB spews:

    Loser Yellowback:

    Unless you have no honor, pay your bet.

    And I didn’t know you were voting for Rick Santorum?

  19. 22

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    33

    Richard: The case is State v. Boehme, 71 Wn.2d 621, 430 P.2d 527 (1967), cert. denied, 390 U.S. 1013 (1968).

  20. 23

    stedman spews:

    Oprah and I believe that people who believe in the way but who avoid it by citing the doctrine of forgiveness of sins as an excuse to live like a lint-brained shithead(e.g., “conservative Christians) are not Christians at all. If you have a taste for punishment i’m willing to mete it out.

  21. 24

    ArtFart spews:

    “Family values”, huh?

    Boehme might have made Pam Roach look like a class act…until this morning’s front page story in the Post-Intelligencer.

  22. 25

    Kiroking spews:

    Richard

    I doubt Goldy really gives a rats ass about the doctor. He is 86 years old, and I doubt that he creates a problem to anyone except maybe a wife or ex wife.

    All goldy cares about is that the MUD is FLUNG far and wide to any GOP canidate.

    I am curious as why someone who “mentions satan” would be ridiculed on this blog. HA hates christians, just read a few posts, what others are saying about the christian hating posters at HA.

  23. 26

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    71

    Explain to me again how “you’re on” means “Goldy never replied. No bet.”? Fuck you, you dishonorable, lying, freeloading, bet welsher.

  24. 27

    GBS spews:

    Pussy-whipped “rake face I’m and econ expert, but didn’t know we’re financing tax deferments from China” MTR ESQ.@ 19:

    We’ll look into that the same way Republicans look into pedophiles in their midst.

    Pussy.

  25. 28

    eponymous coward spews:

    The problem with the Republicans in Washington State is that they’ve essentially run out all the “Dan Evans” Republicans from meaningful participation in the party, outside of the Secretary of State’s office (first Munro, then Reed). (Dino Rossi and Mike!™ McGavick pose as them, but really, they aren’t- they are conservative Rs without being complete nutballs ala Linda Smith or Ellen Craswell).

    Trading in liberal Rs for conservative Ds by going hardcore to the right is a great strategy in the South, but it sucks ass in places like WA or CA. They basically had to hide Dino Rossi’s conservative credentials in Slade Gorton’s closet AND have a badly run campaign by Gregoire to even get close in 2004- and they still couldn’t get over the hump (they did in the AG race, but that was a case where Senn, if anything, was a worse campaigner than Gregoire…ad McKenna also did a good job hiding his hard-right CV.)

    FWIW, I consider McKenna the bigger threat to Gregoire’s re-election than Rossi in 2008- he’s slick in that Slade Gorton sense. But realistically, that’s about it as far as R prospects go. I don’t see them getting the Legislature anytime soon barring a 1994-style collpase (and even then, there are more places now where D’s run well than then), and none of the 6 congressional districts the Ds have right now are likely to get more R in the next couple of years.

  26. 31

    GBS spews:

    @ 9:

    Like California is some sort of red state. When is the last time a Republican carried California for president? It’s been a while there sweet cheeks.

    Arnold has learned a lot about politics in California and no doubt he’ll get re-elected.

    Why?

    Because he learned last year that acting like a hard-core Republican was going to get his ass booted out of office, so he adopted a more LIBERAL stance and gained in popularity; Like Global Warming, not allowing National Guardsman from California to militarize the border and writing nasty grams to Bush.

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Washington Republicans are fools. . . like Republicans everywhere.

  27. 32

    stedman spews:

    re 48: Beer is a mind expanding drug which when imbibed with Jack Daniels makes the Charlie Daniel’s band sound like Yo-hann fuckin’ Sebastian Bach, I’ll tell you what!

    You are a cowboy like George Will was a varsity baseball player in college. Grow up, you twat!

  28. 34

    Anonymous spews:

    Hillary Clinton and her driver were cruising along a country road one evening when an ancient cow loomed in front of the car. The driver tried to avoid it but couldn’t – the aged bovine was struck and killed.

    Hillary told her driver to go up to the farmhouse and explain to the owners what had happened. She stayed in the car making phone calls to lobbyists.

    About an hour later the driver staggered back to the car with his clothes in disarray. He was holding a half-empty bottle of expensive wine in one hand, a rare, huge Cuban cigar in the other, and was smiling happily, smeared with lipstick.

    “What happened to you,” asked Hillary?

    “Well,” the driver replied, “the farmer gave me the cigar, his wife gave me the wine, and their beautiful twin daughters ma de mad passionate love to me.”!

    “My God, what did you tell them?” asked Hillary.

    The driver replied, “I just stepped inside the door and said, I’m Hillary Clinton’s driver and I’ve just killed the old cow. The rest happened so fast I couldn’t stop it.”

    ***

    Liberals and Conservatives
    The division of the human family into its two distinct branches, liberals and conservatives, occurred some 20,000 years ago. Until then all humans coexisted as members of small bands of nomadic hunter/gatherers.

    A thousand generations ago, in the pivotal event of societal evolution, beer was invented. This epochal innovation was both the foundation of modern civilization and the occasion of the great bifurcation of humanity into its two distinct subgroups.

    Once beer was discovered, our prehistoric forebears decided it was time to settle down. Making beer required grain, and securing a steady supply of it ordained the invention of agriculture.

    After that was accomplished, ancient man quickly, and unfairly, consigned actual cultivation to women.

    Men couldn’t just run off, willy-nilly, however. Neither the glass bottle nor the aluminum can had yet been invented, so it was necessary to stick pretty close to home, and the brewery.

    This left our male ancestors with a lot of time on their hands, and led to the division of the species, which persists to this day.

    Some men tried to conserve remnants of the old way of life (hence the term “conservative”) by spending their days in the open field in the dangerous pursuit of big game animals. At night they would roast their prey at a big barbecue, and afterwards sat around the fire drinking beer, passing wind and telling off color jokes.

    Other, more timid, souls stayed closer to home. They are responsible for the domestication of cats and the invention of group therapy. Mostly, they sat around worrying about how life wasn’t fair and concocting elaborate schemes to “liberate” themselves from inequity (thus their designation as “liberals”).

    In the evening they gathered around their fire, nibbling on fruit and nuts, sharing their innermost feelings.

    Today some liberals try to pretend they’re really sort of conservative, and sometimes succeed in confusing people. The following are a few tips to use in distinguishing the two types.

    By definition liberals believe in big government and high taxes. Life is unfair and the government is there to do something about it. Most people are too stupid to spend untaxed income wisely, they say, and high taxes allow liberals in government to do a better job of it.

    Conservatives don’t like government, and, aside from the military, wish it would just go away. They hate taxes, regulations, speed limits, and small cars.

    Typical conservatives are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronald Reagan, Rush Limbaugh and, up there with the Big Man in the Sky, the incomparable John Wayne.

    Typical liberals are Dustin Hoffman, Shirley McLaine, Pee Wee Herman, Martin Sheen, Sean Penn, Barbra Streisand, Ted Turner and his former wife, the traitor ***** Jane Fonda.

    All conservatives drink beer. American beer.

    Some liberals like imported beer, but most prefer white wine or foreign water from a bottle.

    Liberals like to drive Volvos and Saabs because they’re made in socialist Sweden. They like to eat weird food because it’s un-American.

    Your basic conservative vehicle, especially in Alaska, is the Chevy Suburban. It’s big, it’s American, it’s four wheel drive, and it sucks up the gas. Conservatives eat beef, which they (surprise!) like to barbecue.

    Big game hunters are conservative. Interior decorators are liberal.

    Liberals invented the designated hitter rule in baseball because it wasn’t “fair” to make the poor pitcher take his turn at bat.

    Conservatives, inspired by a remark of the legendary Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker Jack Lambert, believe quarterbacks should be required to wear skirts, so they can more easily be distinguished from real football players.

    James Brown and Ray Charles are conservatives. Michael Jackson and Milli Vanilli are liberals.

    Most social workers, personal injury lawyers, journalists, and group therapists are liberals. Most ranchers, loggers, professional soldiers, and steeplejacks are conservatives.

    Liberal jurors distrust the prosecutors and police. Conservatives figure the defendant must be guilty or he wouldn’t be on trial.

    Most conservatives not only believe in the death penalty, they would cheerfully implement it, personally, if called upon to do so.

    Liberals think capital punishment is a barbaric relic, and unfair to boot.

    Liberals believe Europeans are, generally speaking, far more enlightened than Americans. Conservatives think they’re basically decadent, as evidenced by their complete absence in wars.

    Typical conservative movies are “Raising Arizona”, “Patton”, and “Conan the Barbarian”.

    Typical liberal movies are “Prince of Tides”, “Last Tango in Paris”, and “The Big Chill”.

    The quintessential liberal is the handicapper, the person who decides how much extra weight to saddle the faster horses with in order to make the race “fair”.

    The American cowboy, of course, is your basic, full bore conservative. A hundred years ago an Englishman in South Dakota was trying to find the owner of a huge cattle ranch. He rode up to one of the ranch hands and asked, “Excuse me, but could you tell me where to find your Master?” To which the cowboy replied, “That sum***** hasn’t been born.”

  29. 35

    GBS spews:

    JCH, MTR, Klake, Puddybud, MWS, ChristmasGhost, HowCanYouBeProudToBeAnAss, Janet S. (aka anonymous):

    Can any of you explain why conservative men are such raging pussies?

    Is it because all of you were insecure, snot nosed, little whiney shits as children?

    Jesus Fucking Christ you guys are the biggest collection of little, crying ass, pussy-whipped, ass wipes I’ve ever seen.

    No wonder the terrorist have ZERO respect for Americans. Every time they turn on the TV there’s some Republican crying his little fucking eyes out.

    It looks like the Soccer Mom’s need to wipe the bottoms of their so called “men,” powder their bottoms and put on fresh diapers.

    It might be a good time to invest in Pampers because come this January when Speaker Pelosi has subpoena powers there’s going to be a lot more Republicans whining like the pussies they are.

  30. 36

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Mark the cowardly redneck’s sister is giving a blow job to anyone who votes for the GOP candidate. Problem is, his sister is really his brother in drag.

  31. 37

    eponymous coward spews:

    While I’m at it, here’s a blast from the past:

    http://www.secstate.wa.gov/ele.....2=&y=

    That, my friends, was the 1994 Legislative elections. God, what a train wreck. And we ended up with a Legislature chock full o’nuts (McMahan, Goldsmith, Strannigan, and so on).

    And look at the 41st, 45th and 48th districts. That’s ZERO D’s winning… and ZERO D’s even breaking 40% on the Eastside.

    It sucks to be you, Republicans. Payback’s a bitch, ain’t it?

  32. 38

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    Republican criminals are running the most negative ads, trying to steal votes, trying to keep people from voting, and getting ready to get their asses kicked.

  33. 39

    For the Clueless spews:

    a ‘who’s who’ of HA’s most famous wingnut trolls:

    That’s a pretty good thread. The hubris, the gloating, the arrogance – a wingnut circle jerk in all its glory right before it was all dashed to pieces last November.

    And now? The bet welsher still hasn’t settled his wager.

    May this November be just as sweet if not sweeter.

  34. 41

    me spews:

    13,

    Much of what Ron Boehme says makes no sense, so it’s hard to tell what’s, what. With the exception of one brother, Mr. Boehme’s entire extended family is, pretty much, bat-shit crazy. I think the good doctor tried to poison a couple of family members.

    I live in the 26th and I think there are 2 real questions here.

    1) How come the Republicans continually back whack job candidates. This 26th is the district that brought you Lois McMahon, Bob Oke and Linda Smith (state rep elected ‘83 state senate ‘87)?

    2) How is it that the Democrats have allowed such whack jobs to win elections?

  35. 43

    Anonymous spews:

    get your bumper stickers while SHE lasts..

    VOTE MARIA… SHE’S NOT QUITE THE MOST INCOMPETANT…BUT SHE WANTS TO KEEP TRYING!!

  36. 45

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    One thing we know about LimpDick Limbaugh – according to his ex-wife, when it comes to being a limp dick. . . Rush isn’t faking that!

  37. 46

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Hey Rabbit – Who ya gonna trust? The 99th most powerful senator, or the 5 time winner of the no rocket scientist award?

    LMAO…

  38. 47

    Anonymous spews:

    get your bumper stickers while SHE lasts..

    VOTE MARIA… SHE’S NOT QUITE THE LEAST EFFECTIVE… BUT SHE’S DAMNED CLOSE!

  39. 48

    MtRainier spews:

    RR, MLF, Daddy Love, etc. BLAST FROM THE PAST!
    Go to ‘the Google’, enter ‘Mark the Redneck’, click ‘search’ and the 1st hit is a riot. 23 posts from a year ago concerning initiatives. 5 normal posts and the other 18 are a ‘who’s who’ of HA’s most famous wingnut trolls: the infamous MTR with his original $100 Challenge,
    CynnicalIDIOT in all of his glory, a slightly more subtle Jch, oldy but goody Righton. Absolutely Priceless to see such gigantic egos fitting on the same page…actualy more like a ‘rock garden’.

  40. 49

    JDB spews:

    Lynne Cheney denies writing porn. It all depends on what the meaning of “muff diving” is.

    CNN’S WOLF BLITZER: But you had written a book entitled “Sisters.”

    LYNNE CHENEY: I did write a book entitled “Sisters.”

    BLITZER: And it did have lesbian characters.

    CHENEY: No, not necessarily. This description is a lie, I’ll stand on that.

    http://americablog.blogspot.co.....sbian.html

  41. 50

    GBS spews:

    PL @ 28:

    Of course you are correct. I just wanted to see what lame ass excuses the pussy-whipped, neocon crowd would have written about their short comings. And I do mean “short.”

  42. 51

    GBS spews:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15446565

    Safavian sentenced to 18 months in jail
    Judge notes ‘abuse of public trust’, desire to ‘hang out with the big boys’
    wept in court as he asked for leniency. . . ”

    Why are tough talking Republicans such fucking crying BITCHES when it comes to taking their medicine for the crimes they’ve committed. Duke Cunningham cried like a little pussy whipped faggot when he got his and now Safavian is doing the same.

    Republican men are the biggest pussies I’ve ever seen. They need to stay at home and cling on to their mommy’s apron string instead of trying to, as the judge put it, “hang out with the big boys.”

    Faggots.

  43. 52

    GBS spews:

    Bill O’Reilly; you know the O’Factor for kids author worte about crack dealer exploiting two 15 year old girls to suck his cock for more crack.

    Bill’s such a good Christian, and so to are his fans and the fuck wads conservatives who buy his trash novels. That’s exactly what Jesus would do, force two drug addicted children to suck a crack dealer’s dick.

  44. 53

    spews:

    Welcher @71,

    As your comment transcript shows, I said “You’re on.” I then offered you the option of modifying the terms so that everybody would win, but it was clear that my acceptance of the bet was in no way conditional. Had I lost, you would have held me to it.

    And unlike you, I would have paid, because I have honor. You have no honor. Simple as that. No honor. No honor at all. You disgrace those who share your ideology.

    Loser.

  45. 56

    A true dilemma spews:

    From Gordon Fowlds, who quotes from some of Mr. Boehme’s writings:

    “4. Now to the culture war. Our nation is in gridlock over immensely important cultural values, and only a nation-wide spiritual awakening can halt the triumph of atheism. As Christians, it is time to open our eyes and SEE the “barbarians” have overrun the land. Alaric is standing in Rome’s gate, and soon we will have nothing to negotiate. The closeness of this election shows that America is divided in a 50/50 world view war (or is it 48.3 to 48.1?). The God-fearing roots of this nation have retreated to barely 50% of the people. Satan controls the shores–New England to Florida (?), and California to Washington (remember these were “blue” on the electoral map, symbolizing preferences for abortion, sexual perversion, tolerance, prosperity, in a word–seculaization)–while the center of the country, (in red on the electoral map), holds on to a faint memory of biblical truth.

    But the trends are ominous. Satan controls the big citie, and we as a nation , are becoming more and more urbanized. He also controls the public schools–so his “recurits” will increase each year. Al Gore won 92% of the the black vote, and 83% of the Hispanic vote. (My Puerto Rican friend reminded me that Spain, and thus Latinos in general, were ruled by Islam for 900 years–and from them they recieved no moral values–thus their voting patterns today.) And these minoirities are growing in strength in the US. At the moment, the tsunami of secular values has met the beach of Christian resistance, and been barely held at bay (maybe not). Angels and demons are having a fight of a lifetime over the destiny of America because this is an all-out cultural war.”

    Weird. Aren’t most Hispanics Roman Catholic, and believe in Jesus?

    Ed Knudson, an Evangelical Lutheran pastor (85% of white Protestants vote Republican), has this to say:

    “Normally a pastor does not promote one candidate over another. But Ron Boehme claims to represent the Christian faith and is running to “unleash faith” in the area. As a Lutheran pastor I very substantially oppose his brand of religious zealotry and its influence in politics today. Ron Boehme is running to promote his religious extremism, not to tackle the real issues in our district and work with other legislators to solve concrete problems we face.

    all around the country religious extremists like Ron Boehme have been elected to office by hiding their extreme views from the voters while at the same time engaged in negative name-calling. It is religious extremists who have poisoned healthy public debate in this country. I have read the website of Ron Boehme and his many articles on the website of his employer, a religious camping program. To say the least, I am alarmed by his views and I feel a responsibility to speak clearly against his influence in politics. Not only would he not serve the interests of all the people in this district, he would use elective office as a soapbox to promote culture wars and religious antagonism within our community. That is not what our country, our state, or the people of the 26th Legislative District need right now. Both Republicans and Democrats need to begin to vote in such a way as to reject religious extremism from our public life.”

    “In his website materials Ron Boehme says his vision of the future includes “smaller government” and “lower taxes.” This sort of language has been used by conservative politicians for many years, including George W. Bush. But many conservatives are feeling betrayed by their Republican elected leaders these days. A Republican-led Congress has been spending money to such a degree that the country now faces huge budget deficits. The President is spending billions and billions of dollars in a war in Iraq that he is not paying for in taxes.”

    “In one of his articles Ron Boehme actually prophesies a severe economic depression coming in the future and that it may be a good thing since it would lead more people to go to church for consolation and solace. In the all too real economic depression following the stock market crash of 1929 there was massive suffering among the American people, banks closed, savings accounts wiped out, people couldn’t find work, confidence was lost in the whole American system of economy and governance, and more people did, indeed, turn to religious faith. The “free market” had failed to provide even a basic level of social stability.”

  46. 57

    me spews:

    Goldy,
    thanks for the plug for Sequist, he’s a super guy and will do well filling Derek Kilmer’s shoes as Kilmer moves up to the State Senate. We should note that Kilmer will be replacing wing nut extraordinaire Bob Oke.

    Dem’s need to do more to target the wing nuts.

  47. 58

    stedman spews:

    I hate Christians who think that believing nonsense is more important than trying to emulate Jesus.

    God loves you. I don’t.

  48. 60

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Get bumper stickers while supplies last:

    “McGavick – He’s the problem, not the solution”

  49. 61

    Luigi Giovanni spews:

    David, having posted a few times yesterday and today, you seem to be more energetic. Did you take my advice?

  50. 62

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    Ya gotta hand it to Fox News. They got great sense of humor.

    Breaking report that envelope of suspicious white powder delivered to Bubba’s office in Harlem. Fox reports that he wasn’t there and “he did not inhale” anything.

    LMAO…

  51. 63

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    When are the Cantwell hearings? Seems like Senate oughta look into to crimes she may have committed by giving taxpayer money to her fuck buddy.

  52. 64

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    19

    “When are the Cantwell hearings? Seems like Senate oughta look into to crimes she may have committed by giving taxpayer money to her fuck buddy.” Commentby Mark The Redneck KENNEDY— 10/27/06@ 3:35 pm

    Yeah that GOP-run Senate sure has been derelict in enforcing ethics lately hasn’t it. The solution to that is electing more Republicans?!!

  53. 65

    stedman spews:

    According to McGavick’s TV commercial he’s dead set against privatizing SS.

    What do think, Anonymous?

  54. 67

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Only three years for attempted murder? We need more tough-on-crime Democrats in the Legislature!

  55. 68

    Richard Pope spews:

    Goldy — here’s what I am curious about. Especially since I can’t seem to find Seattle Times articles on-line any earlier than 1990. (Can you link the July 11, 1986 article, or post a copy as a PDF on your website?)

    You say that Dr. Robert Boehme was convicted of “kill that wife, Mary, by injecting her with a poison” (or at least some lesser offense) in 1966 and served three years in prison. That obviously means a felony conviction of some sort.

    Ron Boehme says his father arrived in Kitsap County as a doctor in 1950 and “served the medical needs of South Kitsap for over thirty years”. Dr. Boehme died in July 1986, or at least I assume the Seattle Times article was an obituary of some sort.

    Did the State of Washington REVOKE Dr. Boehme’s medical license because of the apparent felony conviction? If so, did they end up re-licensing him after he got out of prison?

    Or did Dr. Boehme get his conviction overturned on appeal? Ron Boehme said that his father “even built and personally paid for a new football stadium at Marcus Whitman Junior High in 1967″. That would seem difficult to do while serving a prison sentence — not absolutely impossible, since prisoners can use their wealth for charitable good while in prison (assuming they have any — most don’t at that point).

    The facts presented don’t seem to make sense. But maybe they did things a whole lot differently 40 years ago.

  56. 70

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    HEY REDNECK GOT ANY BOLD ELECTION PREDICTIONS THIS YEAR?

    (snicker)

    (pause)

    (snort)

    (raucous rabbit laughter in background)

  57. 72

    K spews:

    Hey rightwingers- Looks like it’s not Dem’s expecting to win, big busines is hedging its bets.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10.....r=homepage

    An analysis by The New York Times of contributions from Oct. 1 to 18, the latest data available, shows that donations to Republicans from corporate political action committees dropped by 11 percentage points in favor of Democratic candidates, compared with corporate giving from January through September.

    Republicans still received 57 percent of contributions, compared with 43 percent for Democrats, but it was the first double-digit October switch since 1994.

  58. 73

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    3

    “In one of his articles Ron Boehme actually prophesies a severe economic depression coming in the future and that it may be a good thing since it would lead more people to go to church for consolation and solace.”

    And if that doesn’t work, does he want to try more serial murders?

  59. 74

    Gordy Fowlds spews:

    Folks that are interested can call Andrew, Larry Seaquist’s campaign manager and he can sign you up for GOTV, sign waving, doorbelling or calling voters to vote on the phones. This is how we keep the Ron Boehme’s out and the good guys like Larry in. If you ever meet Larry he is a bright, intelligent and a very nice fella. Phone number for Andrew is 253-853-5677.

    By the way Oke was a decent rather normal Republican, who at least was not heading off into outer space and had his feet grounded here on Earth. Personally I just want decent Dems and decent GOPs that will solve problems, not Martians that have ideas that are so extreme they are out of this world. LOL.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

  60. 75

    GBS spews:

    Fuck, Scotter Libby writes about 10 year old girls being tossed into a cage to be RAPED by a bear while “men” stand around to watch.

    “men” meaning republicans.

  61. 76

    For the Clueless spews:

    Ooooh my!!! They’ve done it again!!! Boehme – poster child wingnut!

    Nice catch Goldy!

  62. 77

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    64

    Unfortunately, my AOL program won’t let me go to Google. Could you post the direct link?

  63. 78

    Geni spews:

    Wait, he said this:

    “(remember these were “blue” on the electoral map, symbolizing preferences for abortion, sexual perversion, tolerance, prosperity, in a word–seculaization) ”

    Prosperity? Now these fundy nutjobs are against that, too? Someone should tell that Driscoll idiot that runs Mars Hill, or Hutcherson of Antioch Baptist – they both preach a heretical doctrine that is all about the Benjamins.

  64. 79

    proud leftist spews:

    Boehme sounds like a middle-of-the-road Republican to me. His nonsense is pretty much standard fare for the current crop of rightwingers.

  65. 81

    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    912 by 15 ! ! ! !
    Hey Goldy, a week or so ago, you wanted to make a bet on whether 912 passes by 15. I accepted your offer, but never heard back from you.
    I say the “Yes” vote on 912 will be at least 57.5%. If I’m right, you send $100 to Eyman’s compensation fund. If I’m wrong, I’ll send $100 to whoever you specify.
    Are we on? Or are you not so sure now that everyone thinks like you?
    We’re all waiting to hear…
    Commentby Mark The Redneck— 9/20/05@ 11:36 am

    Mark the Redneck @1,
    You’re on. $100 says I-912 does not get 57.5% of the statewide vote.
    Though I gotta say, you did pick the absolute worst cause I could possibly think of. If you’d like, instead of trying to screw each other, we could make this a friendlier wager by selecting a mutually agreeable charity – like the Red Cross – so that no matter the outcome, a worthy cause comes out a winner.
    And Cynical @3… screw you. I didn’t offer you a wager.
    Commentby Goldy— 9/20/05@ 5:31 pm

    Goldy @ 15 – Nope. You pay Tim $100 and go on record putting money in his pocket or no deal.
    You decide.
    Commentby Mark The Redneck— 9/20/05@ 7:15 pm

    Goldy never replied. No bet. Fuck you Goldy

  66. 83

    rhp6033 spews:

    In other news:

    The Republican candidate for governor stops in a bar to have a few drinks, ends up at a table with several women. Afterwards, one of the women accuse him of asault.

    “Mazzeo said she called Las Vegas police later that night and told them that Gibbons forced her up against the wall of a parking garage and threatened her after he’d made unwanted advances over drinks earlier in the restaurant bar.”

    http://articles.news.aol.com/n.....0000000001

    She also claims that the candidate’s campaign threatened her and her family, and alternatively offered her money, to hush up the incident.

    Now, I’m normally not in the habit of posting unproven accusations such as this. Anybody can be a target of such accusations, and it isn’t fair to draw conclusions at this stage regarding any guilt or innocence.

    But I was struck by two things, which have nothing to do with whether or not the Republican candidate did any of the things he is accused of:

    (1) He stopped in a bar for a drink, and ended up drinking at a table with several young women. Maybe this is par for the course in Las Vegas, but it does show some lack of control or judgement on his part. Maybe its my Southern Baptist roots, but if I were running for office and somebody suggested I go into a bar for a drink, I would think he was trying to sabatoge my campaign, and say “Are you crazy????”, and go on down the road.

    (2) I think the Democrats should fund this woman’s lawsuit. It doens’t really matter if she wins anything, that’s not the point. Lets send out lots of subpeonas, take depositions, and leak unsubstantiated “evidence” every week to the press. Then get a federal prosecutor to be appointed to investigate whether the candidate told the trueth in his depositions. That prosecutor should be appointed by, and report to, judges appointed to the bench by his political opponant. The prosecuter should be a partison Democrat, and he should be given an open mandate to take as long as he wants, with an unlimited budget, and no restrictions upon the subjects of his investigation, to find out anything damaging about this candidate. If he can’t get an indictment, then he should issue a report which claims he is guilty of high crimes and misdemeaners, even if there is no indictment.

    After all, that’s what the Republicans did to Clinton. Turn about is fair game.

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    Mark The Redneck KENNEDY spews:

    You moonbats must be really proud of our senators. One being the 99th most effective and the other being a 5 time winner of the no rocket scientist award.

    Makes me proud to live in the Feminist Utopia of Washington.