When bad things happen to worse people.

I work for an AIDS service and prevention organization that is directly funded by the CDC, and furthermore, my salary is 100% funded by that grant. As such, I am intimately familiar with the heinous bullshit foisted on HIV prevention work in this country by this asshole:

Major Fucking Asshole

His name is Claude Allen, and he is one of the biggest fuckwads ever to live. I don’t even want to fathom how many millions of our tax dollars have been wasted on “abstinence-only” right wing evangelism programs because of this prong, or how many people have become infected with HIV because of his assholery.

As a major prick in a nation where major pricks are in the ascendancy, he caused no small confusion when he resigned his post as “Senior Domestic Policy Advisor” for BushCo a few months ago.

Which is why it’s so funny that he got arrested the other day for a long-running petty scam operation involving getting refunds on unpurchased merchandise at Target! I guess the upper echelons of our brave new Evangelimerica aren’t concerned about boring ol’ pre-9/11 crimes like “stealing” or “lying”, so long as you love Jesus and hate the faggots (and do both with sufficient fervor). Praise the Lord that the Montgomery County Police Department feels otherwise!

More infotainment about Mr. Allen’s richly-deserved comeuppance here and here.

P.S., It’s people like Allen who have forced the public to waste gazillions of dollars on PEMS. If you know what PEMS is, you’ll be interested to know that CHAMP in NYC has managed to foment something of a revolt against it. As a result of their networking and activism, all PEMS implementation timeline requirements have been suspended pending a national review. Now if only they’d managed to pull this off before the government forked over god-knows-how-much money to ORC Macro and Northrop Grumman (yeah, THAT Northrop Grumman) to build it. Anyway, I got an email from CHAMP the other day saying that someone from the NPR news operation is sniffing around for interviews, so the fight over PEMS may be about to get pretty public.

As far as I know, the abstinence-only programs that are out there teaching kids that premarital sex will blow your legs off or whatever don’t have to report a comprehensive set of risk data variables into a national database. Just sayin’.

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12 Responses to “When bad things happen to worse people.”

  1. Pinko Punko Says:

    I love the 5 new categories for every post. You are one pissed off dude.

    yeah this guy needs to EAT IT COBAG big time. Although it makes sense that somewhat is such deep denial about their daily existence would have some fucked up psychotic break dealio, or weird borderline behavior.

  2. Pinko Punko Says:

    “somewhat is”=someone in.

    cookie jesus I need to go to bed. Hey BG!

  3. Adorable Girlfriend Says:

    Goodness gracious. I find the whole abstinence only idea a crock of shit. Governor Mitt Romney pushed this in Massachusetts. However, true to his Mormon, Utah lovin’ ways, it will be taught in African American and Hispanic districts. There’s a good idea. And a racist idea. I cannot understand how the NCAACP isn’t all over this. Let’s just tell the kids to “not do it”. I had to stop reading the Boston Globe because it’s just too depressing.

    For more on Massachusetts, go here:http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/12/21/state_to_push_abstinence_in_schools/

  4. Claire Says:

    My mother was just telling me about this guy… Apparently he sat with Laura Bush at the State of the Union? And he’s been running a petty scam? WTF?!

  5. Chuckles Says:

    Yeah, waht a bunch of maroons. i can’t believe they let a petty scammer sit next to the President’s wife. I thought they reserved those spots for the major scammers like energy or oil companies.

  6. Chuckles Says:

    And hooray for my hometown 5-0!

  7. Robust McManlyPants Says:

    He got his start as a PR flack and policy wonk for my state’s very own Jesse Helms. So, add that to the list of reasons why this asshole should be legally barred from every doing anything that involves responsibility, decision-making or policy crafting ever again.

    At any rate, the evil twin defense is going to be my favorite part of this. Holy crap. When they busted out with that on NPR, I was laughing so hard I nearly had to pull my car over. It’s like an episode of “One Life to Live” was driving drunk and plowed into the set of “The Twilight Zone.”

    I hear next season Laura is going to wake up and find George passed out drunk in the shower and learn that the last twenty years were just a dream…

  8. Res Publica Says:

    And I love how the media frosted wigs just pass that shit along without so much as a smirk. If this were prison, they would totally be the punks that get traded for cigarettes.

  9. Mike A Says:

    You are so right. Anyone who supports abstinence is an idiot. I mean, really. We have no control over what we do sexually. How could anyone think differently? I know I can’t. What about you? Self control is for idiots. And we spend out government money on this type of stuff? that money could be used for condoms, medicine, home care. All the things we need to make up for the fact that we cannot control our urges. Why do the Cons think we should work to control our urges? Urges are natural. natural is good. i should be able to do whatever i want. you have no right to tell me not to. in fact, you have no right to not pay for it! that is what the government is for.

    This Allen guy is proof of the fact that black people should keep their mouths shut on public issues unless they know what they are talking about. Self control, hah. Based on what has been printed so far, this guy deserves to go down. Let’s see what happens to him in prison when the other blacks find out that he thinks differently. We really need to impress on all people of color that they have the obligation to follow the script. if not, people like claude allen will continue to gain power. the last thing we need is POC diluting our power. The script is there for a purpose, people. if we don’t continue the drumbeat, people will not get it. Besides, most americans are too stupid to realize what is good for them. Look at the blue collar Repugs. don’t they know that they are stupid for voting against their economic interests? how could they consider abortion more important than pocketbook issues? they gotta learn to give and take.

  10. Pinko Punko Says:

    The ol “agency” argument. Dude, come on take it to absurdity! We’re not dealing with reality now! Let’s talk about how everything SHOULD be, and not how things ARE! Why be pragmatic in trying to be most effective? Forget about results, results aren’t the point! People are SUPPOSED to act certain ways, and if they don’t, FUCK EM! There’s a little thing called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!

    Mike A for “adolescent thinking”, please let me into your world, I really desire to live where it’s so black and white, there are no colors, everything is in its right place.

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