HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Romney Backer Under Fire ...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:29 AM

Romney Backer Under Fire For Involvement In Ancient Canine Cookout

http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/12/romney-dog-cookout/

Hunter Walker 4/12 12:22pm

Mitt Romney’s latest canine controversy involves his bundler Fred Malek who was arrested over 50 years ago in conjunction with an incident where a dog was killed and barbecued in an Illinois park. Mr. Malek is hosting a fundraiser for the Romney campaign on Monday in honor of Ann Romney’s birthday. Dogs Against Romney, the stealth PAC backed group dedicated to dogging Mr. Romney about the 1983 incident where he put his Irish Setter on the roof of his car, sent a press release this morning pointing out Mr. Romney’s upcoming fundraiser is hosted by “fellow animal abuser Fred Malek.”

Mr. Malek, who was 22-years-old at the time, was one of five men arrested in August 1959 after police in Peoria, Illinois found them around a grisly scene in a public park where a dog had been skinned, disemboweled and barbecued on a spit. Charges against Mr. Malek were eventually dismissed after one of his companions testified they were solely responsible for killing the animal and attempting to cook it. In 2006, Mr. Malek told Washington Post columnist Colbert King he and the other men arrested at the site of the canine cookout were “drunk out of their minds at the time” and that he merely watched the proceedings and was in no position to stop them. This explanation has not satisfied Dogs Against Romney.

29 replies, 4501 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 29 replies Author Time Post
Reply Romney Backer Under Fire For Involvement In Ancient Canine Cookout (Original post)
NNN0LHI Apr 2012 OP
newfie11 Apr 2012 #1
xtraxritical Apr 2012 #7
NICO9000 Apr 2012 #12
harmonicon Apr 2012 #14
SomethingFishy Apr 2012 #23
piratefish08 Apr 2012 #27
nxylas Apr 2012 #28
Lefta Dissenter Apr 2012 #2
get the red out Apr 2012 #3
kag Apr 2012 #4
patrice Apr 2012 #9
AtheistCrusader Apr 2012 #10
TBF Apr 2012 #5
ellie Apr 2012 #6
patrice Apr 2012 #8
BlueIris Apr 2012 #11
Quantess Apr 2012 #13
gratuitous Apr 2012 #15
agentS Apr 2012 #20
Octafish Apr 2012 #29
Dont call me Shirley Apr 2012 #16
sulphurdunn Apr 2012 #17
bread_and_roses Apr 2012 #18
fightforfreedom123 Apr 2012 #19
onethatcares Apr 2012 #21
MADem Apr 2012 #22
RebelOne Apr 2012 #24
veganlush Apr 2012 #25
FlaGranny Apr 2012 #26

Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:39 AM

1. This man is deplorable n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to newfie11 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 10:31 AM

7. "What is it with Mitt Romney and animal cruelty?”

 

It's his malarkey LDS faith. How Mormons treated the Native Americans is even worse...

"As the Mormon population grew, tensions escalated. Infertile soil and a lack of water made it impossible to quickly create dense, sedentary settlements, so Young sent newcomers farther from Salt Lake City. Unwilling to change plans, he advised against provoking the Native Americans, but soon allowed ruthless punishment of any Indian caught stealing or harming a settler or his property."

"In a short time, church leaders authorized attacking American Indians who refused to give up their resources without a fight. Church leaders argued that Native Americans who resisted were actually rejecting Christ's message and, by refusing, justified retribution."

See the whole story : http://www.onlinenevada.org/mormons_and_native_americans:_a_historical_overview

Mormons will tell any tale to suit their needs, that's why Romney is an Etch a Sketch.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xtraxritical (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:07 PM

12. The golden tablets tale is quite something, isn't it?

That and Jesus visiting North America in the 1800s. Somehow the news media of the day missed that story!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xtraxritical (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:02 PM

14. You have to know that's not true.

I'm not a fan of any religion, but I've certainly known mormons who love their pets and other animals as much as anyone else.

I know that it's easy to make fun of Mormons (FLDS is something else - they're truly frightening, but also recognized as criminals), but their beliefs aren't really any more or less crazy than the other major religions. I also know that the history of the church is fucked up, but so is the history of other religions - just read up on all of the slaughter condoned by God in the Old Testament.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xtraxritical (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 03:25 PM

23. I guess that's opposed to how the other religions treated Native Americans?

You know, how they came over and nicely asked to borrow a bit of land to settle on..

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xtraxritical (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 07:15 AM

27. almost as wacky as Christians who claim their gawd gives them dominion over the earth and animals...

Mormons haven't just recently cornered the market on religious craziness......

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to xtraxritical (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:32 AM

28. I hate to point out the obvious here...

...but it's not "Mitt Romney and animal cruelty", it's "a guy hosting a fundraiser for Mitt Romney and animal cruelty". Or do you think Romney deliberately sought him out purely on the basis of the dog-barbecuing incident? I'm all for keeping the story about Romney's own treatment of his dog in the news, but suggesting that this forms some sort of pattern is just stupid.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:17 AM

2. they thought

They thought was a picnic cooler on top of Romney's car, not a dog crate.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:19 AM

3. I want to cry right now

I don't care if they were "drunk out of their minds", it takes a serious fucking psychopath to do something like that. At 22 I was drunk out of my mind PLENTY and it still didn't make me a psychopath.

These conservative pieces of shit are PSYCHOPATHS.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to get the red out (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:16 AM

4. You are correct!

Cruelty to animals is one of the hallmark signs of pathological behavior. (The other two are an obsession with feces and an obsession with fire.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to get the red out (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:07 PM

9. Alcohol, "the truth serum".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to get the red out (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:08 PM

10. Alcohol removes inhibitions, it doesn't inspire new never before thought ideas.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:21 AM

5. I feel ill. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:23 AM

6. I posted this on my Facebook

page with the comment, Of course he is a Republican, and the howls from my repuke friends is enjoyable to read.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:04 PM

8. Makes one wonder what other horrors Romney's friends might just stand by & let happen.

After-all, excuses are extremely easy to manufacturer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 12:18 PM

11. This man could not sicken me any more if he tried.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:22 PM

13. That's really f'n sick.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:01 PM

15. Fred Malek?!

DUers of a certain (ahem) age should recognize that name. Hatchet man in the Nixon administration, Malek was the man who acquiesced to Nixon's obsession with Jews in figuring out who was Jewish in the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS kept putting out accurate jobs and other economic figures that showed what a failure Nixonomics was, and Nixon was incensed with the liberal bias of the facts. Malek provided Nixon and his dark twin henchmen Haldeman and Ehrlichman with the ammunition they needed to oust two veterans of the Bureau, and presumably cow those remaining.

Malek was also the eager hack who carried out Nixon's desire to see more politicization at government agencies, so that the bureaucracy more closely reflected the philosophy of the Executive. Malek's standard excuse for his involvement in all kinds of chicanery is to plead that he wasn't that involved, and he was in no position to stop whatever was going on. It's served him well throughout his crooked career, and it looks like it will carry him through the present campaign. May it be his last, and this career agent of corruption can leave the halls of government forever.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gratuitous (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 06:23 AM

20. Nixon's Jew hunter is back?? Again???

I remember this guy being involved in McCain's 2008 campaign, and yes his presence was a serious issue in the spring. That's when I first heard about him.
What will it take for Republicans to realize this guy is poison? Another odd accusation to come out?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gratuitous (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:39 AM

29. Malek helped Poppy with the NAZI wing thing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:14 PM

16. Psychopaths never veer from their true selves; they get better at hiding their truths

from others so they don't get caught in their crimes. Once an animal abuser, always an animal abuser.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 07:27 PM

17. That's grotesque.

There's cruelty to animals and there's this. What these monsters did to a dog they are capable of doing to a human. Malek and his pals should have spent the last 50 years under 24 hour custodial care.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 07:58 AM

18. So he "merely" watched? "MERELY"

That's an EXCUSE? What kind of human being "MERELY" stands by while companions kill a dog?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bread_and_roses (Reply #18)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 05:37 PM

19. Republicans and Libertarians need to explain to me how

 

anti-animal cruelty laws are unconstitutional.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to fightforfreedom123 (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 07:08 AM

21. somebody needs to explain to me

how these jackoffs get to keep having great paying jobs while if one of us peons gets busted picking their nose, we no longer can live in polite society.

It's like the revenge of the government zombie hoard.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 02:10 PM

22. A guy who barbecued a DOG is a Romney bundler? You can't make this shit up!!

What a sick bastard!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 03:48 PM

24. What is the difference in barbecuing a dog, a pig, a cow or a chicken"

All of you who are outraged about this story, please ponder this question. They eat dogs and cats in Viet Nam, China and the Philippines. I am a vegetarian, so would not eat any of these critters.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RebelOne (Reply #24)

Sun Apr 15, 2012, 09:36 PM

25. exactly right

as a vegan, I'm always amazed at the compartmentalizing people can do to be outraged at ill-treatment of a dog, while ordering bacon for breakfast. Pigs a re very similar to dogs, can feel pain, fear, loneliness, happiness, etc...yet the treatment that meat consumers contract for against these poor creatures in factory-farms is beyond appalling. I'm against ALL needless animal suffering. If those clowns had done all of the very same things to a pig, that would be perfectly normal, just like the local lions club picnic or whatever.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to veganlush (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 07:12 AM

26. I can compartmentalize because

that dog was probably someone's faithful companion. A bunch of drunks were unlikely to have caught a wild/feral animal.

I might add that, no matter how you feel about eating meat, most folks are disgusted at the thought of eating pets - even though some people might consider them food. You don't eat loved ones.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread