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Why I am no longer a Democrat (Janeane Garafalo's "up yours" to the Dems)
shilohbucher.com ^ | 10.3.02 | "Shiloh Bucher" (Janeane Garafalo)

Posted on 10/03/2002 12:22:58 PM PDT by mhking

WHY I AM NO LONGER A DEMOCRAT

Over the past few years I have realized that, while the rule of law means a lot to me, it means very little to the Democratic Party. Three years ago, I was so disgusted with how they had protected Clinton that I left the Party. Then, late in 2000, I was so horrifed with their attempts to use the courts to change inconvenient state election laws that I decided to do whatever I could to keep them out of power. And to me, that meant doing the unthinkable-- I became a Republican. So in a way, it's nice to see the New Jersey Democrats confirm that, while my decision might have been hasty and rash, it wasn't wrong. This time control of the Senate is at stake and the "Party of the People" is yet again attempting to use a state supreme court loaded with Democrats to shamelessly keep themselves in power.

What kills me is that being a Democrat means never having to pay for a mistake. The New Jersey Democratic Party knew all about the allegations against Torricelli when they nominated him. On the last legal day to change the ballot, they gambled that they had a better chance with Torricelli than with anyone else. Now they suspect they were wrong and want the Court to rule that the Law is not what the legislature votes on and the governor signs. Apparently the Law is whatever suits the Democrats the best at any given moment. But this time, I doubt the US Supreme Court will stop it. Only the good people of New Jersey will be able to do that. They now seem to know a crook when they see one, so maybe there's hope.

Posted by Shiloh Bucher


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: garafaloisacommie; grainofsalt; misleading; mistakenidentity; notjaneanegarafalo
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I still don't kow whether this is "true" or not, but a couple of things come out: 1 - this is a decent "up yours" note if anything, and 2 - if it IS actually Ms. Garafalo, then it's good to see someone come over to the side of light from "the dark side."

Even I was on the "dark side" at one point...

1 posted on 10/03/2002 12:22:58 PM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
Expect her to deny it publicly as soon as the Hollywood Democratic Mafia get a hold of her.
2 posted on 10/03/2002 12:24:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mhking
I don't believe for a second that she is Janeane Garofalo.

But the post is excellent.

3 posted on 10/03/2002 12:26:37 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: mhking
Ii think this is a double-post, but kind of worth it to me -- I don't think the other IDed Janeane. I never, EVER would have figured her for a Repub. How interesting! SHe says on her site, though, that now that she's "outed" as Republican, she'll probably never work again!

Dan

4 posted on 10/03/2002 12:27:03 PM PDT by BibChr
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To: mhking
It's well written and to the point -- and states exactly how I feel about the corrupt dems of NJ and nationally who would claim that the democratic process outweighs the law. Huh? How sleazy!
5 posted on 10/03/2002 12:28:07 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: mhking
Oh-please let this be true. I always thought that Garafalo was way too bright to get suckered by the dark side for long.

BUMP for her finding her way out of the darkness.

6 posted on 10/03/2002 12:29:46 PM PDT by 91B
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To: mhking
hate to spoil the garafalo love-in (as i did on the earlier thread)... She is one of the most self righteous libs out here. that said, she is in the super twisted, and i say, brilliant comedy, 'wet hot american summer'. it is not a g rated romp, friends.
7 posted on 10/03/2002 12:32:03 PM PDT by andrew
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To: BibChr
Perhaps, but do recall this gem from a few years ago:

PLAYBOY: What do women insist degrades them that you suspect might not degrade them at all? What do women view as self-enhancing that is in fact degrading?

GAROFALO: When Pat Buchanan came out against the Beijing Women’s Conference and there were women standing next to him, smiling and laughing when he was making fun of it, I was so embarrassed. I don’t mind when the more liberal or moderate Republican women talk about smaller government or money issues and things of that nature. But when I see a conservative Republican woman in line with the Christian right or coming out against abortion and day-care issues and for taking away women’s aid, I see a self-hating, unenlightened woman, like a self-hating Jew. That blows my mind. I don’t get it at all.
8 posted on 10/03/2002 12:32:11 PM PDT by JohnGalt
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To: mhking
This is an interesting read, but help me please. Who is Janeane Garafolo?
9 posted on 10/03/2002 12:32:32 PM PDT by enough
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To: wideawake
Is this J. Garofalo the actress?
10 posted on 10/03/2002 12:34:29 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: 91B
Who is Garafalo?
11 posted on 10/03/2002 12:34:33 PM PDT by RobRoy
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To: mhking
Yeah, um....

I'm doubtful on this. If Janeane Garafalo were to leave the dems I think it would be that the party drifted too far to the right for her. I doubt if she's gone home yet from the world bank protests.

If she put this out as a press release or public statement it should be easy enough to get her or her agent to confirm.

12 posted on 10/03/2002 12:34:33 PM PDT by shadowman99
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To: mhking
Even I was on the "dark side" at one point...

Wait a minute, you're not saying you got one of those "Michael Jackson" cosmetic jobs, are you? :)

13 posted on 10/03/2002 12:35:49 PM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: andrew
She is one of the most self righteous libs out here.

Agreed, but just suppose, for sixty seconds, that it is her.

Anyone can be turned away from "the dark side." You willing to give up on her as a result?

[shrug] If it's not, hey...I wasted a few pixels. I'm sure the Entertainment Tonight-types will be all over her soon enough.

14 posted on 10/03/2002 12:36:12 PM PDT by mhking
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To: andrew
Okay, I clicked your link and saw her photo & film credits. Still don't know who she is but I know WHAT she is. An idiot. Sheesh.
15 posted on 10/03/2002 12:37:19 PM PDT by enough
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To: mhking
All of the decent Democrats have left the party by now...all that is left is the putrid rotting core of mindless morons.
16 posted on 10/03/2002 12:37:53 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Seeking the truth
That is what is being alleged. The real-life one is a total left-wing whackjob, however. So I've got my grain of salt handy.
17 posted on 10/03/2002 12:39:19 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: enough
Still don't know who she is but I know WHAT she is.

Ah, no matter.

Let's just say a left-wing Hollyweird type who has a few more brain cells than the average Hollyweird-type...

18 posted on 10/03/2002 12:39:32 PM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
Well never been much of a Garafalo fan, but at least she can think. Kudos
19 posted on 10/03/2002 12:40:31 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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20 posted on 10/03/2002 12:40:46 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: wideawake
So I've got my grain of salt handy.

You & me both. Like I said, I could be wrong. But I don't think anyone's feelings would be hurt if I was right...

21 posted on 10/03/2002 12:41:00 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Seeking the truth
Is this J. Garofalo the "comedy" actress?
22 posted on 10/03/2002 12:41:41 PM PDT by Consort
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To: JohnGalt
I think the question is missing some verbs or something, but the answer... she's still a Demo. Another RINO, perfect, woo hoo. Kill all the babies you want, destroy the culture from the root up — just give me my drugs and stay out of my wallet. Woo hoo.

Dan

23 posted on 10/03/2002 12:42:15 PM PDT by BibChr
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To: #3Fan; A CA Guy; Amelia; anniegetyourgun; AppyPappy; ArneFufkin; Arthur McGowan; backhoe; ...
LOL .. check this out
24 posted on 10/03/2002 12:42:39 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: mhking
I don't believe this is Ms. Garafalo... I've seen her stand-up on the O'Reilly Factor. She's no republican.
25 posted on 10/03/2002 12:44:33 PM PDT by carton253
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To: wideawake
If I recall, she was on O'Reilly a while back, and I was completely impressed with her comments. She sounded pretty peeved at the Dems and had taken a Republican turn. I just wish we could find out for sure if this Shiloh chick is her.

Whoever it is, the post is great.

26 posted on 10/03/2002 12:45:32 PM PDT by rintense
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To: mhking
What is the tie between "shilohbucher" and Janeane Garofalo?

She has been a devout leftist. Why would it be assumed that this is her?

27 posted on 10/03/2002 12:48:18 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: wideawake
I don't believe for a second that she is Janeane Garofalo.

Me, either. Check out the interview from April 5, 2002 posted at www.thevitalvoice.com/2002_0405/Garofalo.html.

It completely contradicts the part of the post where it says, "Then, late in 2000, I was so horrifed with their attempts to use the courts to change inconvenient state election laws that I decided to do whatever I could to keep them out of power. And to me, that meant doing the unthinkable-- I became a Republican."

28 posted on 10/03/2002 12:48:53 PM PDT by Schatze
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To: mhking
Looks like it might not be Garafalo...

Domain Name.......... shilohbucher.com
Creation Date........ 2002-01-18
Registration Date.... 2002-01-18
Expiry Date.......... 2003-01-18
Organisation Name.... Shiloh Bucher
Organisation Address. 2600 Lake Austin Blvd #11308
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address. Austin
Organisation Address. 78703
Organisation Address. TX
Organisation Address. UNITED STATES
Admin Email.......... shiloh@mail.utexas.edu
Admin Phone.......... 512-472-2703 <

29 posted on 10/03/2002 12:53:16 PM PDT by rintense
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To: BibChr
Did I miss something? I don't think I see that she is a Republican. She's probably an independent or a Green?
30 posted on 10/03/2002 12:53:25 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: mhking
It's NOT Janeane Garafalo, that was just a blogger's joke. Garafalo appeared this year at Central Michigan, full of leftwing feminism. Hardly Pubbie material, maybe Greens, Socialist Workers, International Workers of the World, but Pubbies?
31 posted on 10/03/2002 12:53:40 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt
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To: Schatze; wideawake
I'm keeping my healthy bit of skepticism about this, but one can always hope. I'll keep my ears open over the next few days. If it's true, I'm sure more stuff'll show up elsewhere (least of which being the "mainstream" media), 'cause if it is, the "Hollywood establishment" is going bat-sh*t right about now...

And if'n it's not true, at the rate this story is spreading, she'll be forced to 'fess up one way or the other on the record by the early part of next week or so.

32 posted on 10/03/2002 12:53:58 PM PDT by mhking
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To: rintense
Hmmm,

I think the sum total of evidence that Shiloh = Janeane
is this :

1. a Picture on her website that looks vaguely like Janeane Garafolo

2. She makes a comment on her blog about her "Janeane Garafolo ass"... even in context, I don't know what she meant (probably goofing on people who've said she looks like JG).

3. After someone put 1 and 2 together and then "outs her" as JG... Shiloh goes, OK you got me.

I don't think she was being serious.
33 posted on 10/03/2002 12:55:42 PM PDT by Maximum Leader
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To: mhking
"The authorship of this is important. But it doesn't detract from the fact that the words themselves are powerful and true and beautifully written. Whoever wrote this is damn talented and should be writing their own play."
34 posted on 10/03/2002 12:56:01 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: mhking
Umm. I don't know how Janeane Garafalo's name got attached to this, but a few minutes of research reveals that Shiloh Bucher is a grad student of Public Affairs in Austin.
35 posted on 10/03/2002 12:57:30 PM PDT by Heyworth
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To: Jagdgewehr
Thanks, Babs.
36 posted on 10/03/2002 12:59:26 PM PDT by Schatze
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To: mhking
From a very recent Rolling Stone:

It seems like Bush sees the presidency as a steppingstone to some job he really wants, like commissioner of baseball.

I feel that all he has ever wanted was to own a sports team and live the life of a privileged guy. And then somehow, through some kind of miscommunication, I guess, he wound up getting the Republican nomination. I bet he was as bummed as anyone that John McCain didn't get it. And then he was probably praying that Al Gore would win the whole recount. He was like, "Please, God, please God," and probably got a big anxiety boil on his face. Now that he's president, I think Bush looks as depressed and upset as anyone would in that situation. It's too much stress.
37 posted on 10/03/2002 1:01:39 PM PDT by sharktrager
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To: Schatze
Quite welcome.
38 posted on 10/03/2002 1:03:03 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: BibChr
Nevermind, I totally missed it.
39 posted on 10/03/2002 1:03:45 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: mhking
Have any of you made the comparison between the governor of Fla and the Governor of NJ during the two shameless DNC attempts to subvert the laws of their states.

Jeb Bush kept completely in the background, not taking any sides, while McGreevy, shameless led the conspiracy in NJ.

Even though Jeb's brother was involved, I feel he would have taken the same approach no matter who it was. OTH in NJ here is a gov who led the attack on his own state laws. This is a fellow who the state of NJ should work very hard to put out him out of office. He is an embarrasment to the state.

40 posted on 10/03/2002 1:11:25 PM PDT by rstevens
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To: Maximum Leader
Who knows. Maybe it's an urban legend.
41 posted on 10/03/2002 1:14:06 PM PDT by rintense
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To: mhking
I just looked at the site, and maybe I missed something, but I've yet to find where Ms. Garafalo identifies herself on here. Any assistance in finding that would be helpful here.
42 posted on 10/03/2002 1:19:41 PM PDT by Lord_Baltar
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To: Maximum Leader
Does Jeaneane Garafalo have an ass of note?
43 posted on 10/03/2002 1:19:43 PM PDT by justshutupandtakeit
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To: rintense
"I AM A BAD AMERICAN"

(by Janeane Garafalo)

44 posted on 10/03/2002 1:19:56 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace; RJayneJ
Brilliantly said, and it can't be repeated enough.
45 posted on 10/03/2002 1:19:57 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: justshutupandtakeit
Does Jeaneane Garafalo have an ass of note?

Jeaneane Garafalo IS an ass of note.

(Her posterior is also rather voluminous by Hollywood standards.)

46 posted on 10/03/2002 1:22:08 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Oh f---! Don't get people started...
47 posted on 10/03/2002 1:22:42 PM PDT by shadowman99
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To: Lord_Baltar
I've got it noted on another thread. (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/762350/posts)

I'll admit that all of this should be taken with an appropriate grain of salt, but I'll admit that it wouldn't hurt my feelings at all if this is true...

48 posted on 10/03/2002 1:23:32 PM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
SOMEONE NEEDS TO EXPLAIN THIS:

Janeane Garofalo: Flag-Burning Chokes Me With Pride

Hollywood Investigator | July 30, 2002 | Marcus Rubyman

Posted on 07/30/2002 2:15 AM Pacific by Commie Basher

Funnygal Janeane Garofalo is "insulted" by Old Glory -- and "chokes with pride" when naked gays burn it! That was her shocking admission to L.A.'s hip & trendy Buzz magazine (which folded in 1998).

In a profile entitled "Don't Tread On Janeane," written by Trish Deitch Rohrer, Garofalo fumes: "Our country is founded on a sham: our forefathers were slave-owning rich white guys who wanted it their way. So when I see the American flag, I go, 'Oh my God, you're insulting me.' That you can have a gay parade on Christopher Street in New York, with naked men and women on a float cheering, 'We're here, we're queer!' -- that's what makes my heart swell. Not the flag, but a gay naked man or woman burning the flag. I get choked up with pride."

49 posted on 10/03/2002 1:24:44 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: Admin Moderator
thread appears to be pretty misleading, since the celebrity author cited in the title had nothing to do with writing this piece
50 posted on 10/03/2002 1:25:27 PM PDT by babble-on
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