An open letter to Minnesota state senator Amy Koch

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  1. Mike Norman says:

    Maybe I’m especially easy to please today, but this strikes me as the new Best Thing Ever (TM).

  2. Mordicai says:

    Normally I’d find this malicious glee unbecoming, but hey, when you are a giant bigot the amount of fucks I give about your feelings really drops.

  3. monopole says:

    Don’t sweat it 
    John, it wan’t all your fault. Amy was to paraphrase Newt  was partially driven by how passionately she felt about this country, that she worked far too hard and that things happened in her life that were not appropriate.

    Only true patriots have affairs! (except Clinton of course!) 

  4. I like to think that this is the work of the bisexual commandos: We destroy straight marriage from the inside! 

  5. oasisob1 says:

    You know, if she takes it as a heartfelt apology, she may continue the fight to save the sanctity of marriage with renewed energy. *BACKFIRE!*

  6. Ashen Victor says:

    Hey! Do I detect some subtle sarcasm?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggXmKPMaHMo

  7. PhosPhorious says:

    Weapons grade snark.  FTW.

  8. Apparently, her definition of marriage is one man, one woman, and some dick on the side for her.

  9. Chris Rusak says:

    Everyone should take a moment to thank her on Twitter: @amysd19

  10. Brainspore says:

    There are so few female politicians represented in today’s “hypocritical sex scandal” crowd. Way to break through that glass ceiling! (Or mirrored ceiling, depending on personal kinks.)

    • That thought occurred to me, too, Brainspore. Part of me really wants to be like, “You go girl! Way to abuse your power over a subordinate just like the boys do!” 

      • Kassie says:

        Except suspected subordinate may actually have more power than her and she may actually, in a weird sort of way, be the victim here. At minimum, I’d say they are peers, though she was technically his superior, he held enough weight with the party to control money to her future campaigns and could have taken her down if he wanted to.

        • Oh, damn. That’s disappointing. 

          Women politicians: It’s high time one of you fondled an intern. Let’s get on that. For equality! 

          • Brainspore says:

            The bar is set pretty high (low?)… if they ever want to catch up then one of them is going to have to have to bang an underage illegal immigrant lesbian prostitute drug dealer pretty darn soon.

  11. p!ssirk says:

    In a side note, I was particularly struck by the irony of Elton John (in a very long-term same-sex relationship) playing music at Rush Limbaugh’s 3rd wedding? 4th? 5th?

    “Family Values!”

    • marilove says:

      He explained that.  He likes to get paid, and he likes playing music, and he’s not all that into politics.  *shrug*

      • morcheeba says:

        Elton has no explaining to do… it’s Rush that does.

        Also, the stats: Wife #4, $1 million (alleged but disputed) to Elton’s AIDS charity.

  12. SomeGuy says:

    Sounds like he did “take her down”.

    Meant as a reply to Kassie Church above’

  13. unit_1421 says:

    With less than 50% of Americans even bothering to get married anymore and more than 50% of those who do getting divorced, aren’t we BHT* folks kind of jumping onto a sinking ship? Yes yes, those 1138 legal entitlements are important, but the bulk of Christian sects are NEVER going to embrace us with open arms (they would prefer embrace us with flame throwers and welcome us into gas chambers). They know they are increasingly in the minority with their views, but until they get over it they’re going to get more desperate and violent, so please keep your guard up.

    *As a bisexual, I choose to refer to homosexual males and females simply as homosexuals, because the slang phrases for bisexuals are just as insufferable to us as the ones for homosexuals are to them. I also feel the alphabet soup of monikers just makes things harder on all of us and we should keep things simple. As Carlin once said; “Twat’s twat and that’s that.”

    • marilove says:

      It seems to me that it took you far, far longer to explain what you meant by BHT (I had no idea) than it would have been just to type out the standard, “LGBT” (or “LGBQT”), which is quite universally understood now.  Basically, each time you choose to use “BHT” you will have to explain yourself, because I promise you that it will never catch on and you will constantly confuse people.  So what’s the point?

    • Brainspore says:

      With less than 50% of Americans even bothering to get married anymore and more than 50% of those who do getting divorced…

      I don’t want to imply that everybody really ought to get married but those stats aren’t quite accurate.

      1) Just under 50% of American adults are currently married but that doesn’t mean that less than 50% will be married at some point in their lives. The number includes all the over-18s who haven’t gotten hitched yet but may down the road, as well as all the divorcees and widowed folks. Not to mention all the adults who would marry their partners if they legally could.

      2) Just because around 50% of marriages end in divorce doesn’t mean that 50% of people who get married will experience a divorce. You can only stay married your entire life once, but you can divorce and remarry as many times as you want. If you took a sample pool including Elizabeth Taylor and seven people who remained faithful their entire lives the statistics would show a 50% divorce rate across the group.

      • Brainspore says:

        And this nerdy bit of pendantry is what finally tipped me toward reaching my arbitrarily chosen goal of “Ten Thousand ‘Likes’ on BoingBoing.” That’s my cue to take a break from commenting for a while, see y’all on the flipside.

  14. Snig says:

    Brodkorb (her bit on the side) is/was an old school comics fan, referenced Matter Eater Lad:
    http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/12/michael_brodkorb_twitter_amy_koch.php
    So it’s really likely more the fault of sites like BB that glorifies geekiness, women now find us too hot to pass up.  It’s such a curse. 

  15. So when will the BB store be carrying t-shirts that say, “Bisexual Commandos: we destroy straight marriage from the inside”? 

    -catty-

  16. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    The ones screaming the loudest have the most to hide.
    Why is it no one ever seems to learn this lesson?

  17. SoItBegins says:

    Oh god, the saaaaaarcasm. I’m falling into the saaaaar-chasm.

  18. stuck411 says:

    If legalizing gay marriage causes more cheap & tawdry sex, then I say: BRING IT ON!

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Have you seen the people involved?

      • Andrew Singleton says:

        Like it matters? Anything to distract from the politico diddling going on.

        Really.

        Yes happy stable relationships like Elton John’s are boring, but hey. With same sex marrige legalized we’d have a bit more variety to the proceedings ya?

        • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

          You need to think of the bigger picture, think of how many more couples could appear on Maury for lie detector tests to prove their bf/spouse/fiance isn’t cheating on them….

  19. Anahata says:

    In her resignation statement, Koch said: “While I have not violated any laws or Senate rules,…”
    http://www.senate.mn/members/member_pr_display.php?ls=&id=4221

    Actually, in Minnesota adultery *is* a crime. Adulterers “may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.” Here’s the statute on the Minnesota government’s site:
    https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=609.36

  20. benher says:

    What the hell is up with Minnesota and it’s freak right-wing bigot spawning in the last decade? Didn’t we used to pride ourselves on being a gay friendly state?Also, I’m trying to think of a way to make a lude Koch-sucker funny but it’s just not happening…

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