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BobRossi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:36 AM
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Dick DeVos repug running for Gov in Michigan..
Seems Mr. Family values has a few skeletons in his "closet".

DeVos has holdings in Spout LLC, an on-line distributer of DVD's founded by his son Rick.

Some of the titles available at Spout.com:

"Flesh was filmmaker Paul Morrissey's first production for Andy Warhol. The story concerns a bisexual hustler (Joe Dallesandro) who does tricks so that he can pay for his wife's lover's abortion. The film made headlines when it was confiscated by the police during one of its earliest showings in 1970. Though this event is unlikely to repeat itself, Flesh is still explicit enough to elicit gasps from even the most jaded of underground-film enthusiasts. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide"

http://www.spout.com/films/Flesh/11914/default.aspx


"Director and co-scripter Jimmy Smallhorne, founder of the Irish Bronx Theatre, set this blue-collar drama in the Bronx. Construction crew foreman Johnnie (Smallhorne) sees girlfriend Maria (Kimberly Topper), but when this macho man dons a feather boa to go out for the evening, the film does a double-take, exploring bisexual lifestyles, the world of S&M, male hustlers, drugs, nightmares, and abuse suffered by Johnnie during his childhood. The cinematography by Declan Quinn (Leaving Las Vegas) won an award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide"

http://www.spout.com/films/2By4/116250/default.aspx


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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:47 AM
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1. and there's the Blackwater connection

his Brother in law runs Blackwater, a private army of
right wing, Christian nutjob mercenaries, profiteering off the
Iraq war. (4 of them got burned up and dismembered in Fallujah..)

http://www.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=8278



Blackwater was co-founded in 1996 by one Erik Prince, son of Edgar D.
Prince. Now dead, Edgar started Prince Corp., a Holland, Mich., auto
parts supplier that sold for a reported $1.4 billion a decade ago.
Eriks sister is Betsy DeVos, recently the chair of the Michigan
Republican Party and wife of Dick DeVos, whose billionaire daddy helped
start Amway. Dicky D. is now running for governor against incumbent
Jennifer Granholm.

Erik, a onetime Navy SEAL commando, is notoriously press-shy. But there
is a quote from him that appeared in The Grand Rapids Press back in
1992, several years before he founded Blackwater. Seems he got to see
the administration of Bush the Elder up close and personal, and didnt
much like the view. Bush I was just way too liberal for Princes tastes.

I interned with the Bush administration for six months, Prince told
the paper. I saw a lot of things I didnt agree with homosexual
groups being invited to the White House, the budget agreement, the Clean
Air Act, those kind of bills.
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BobRossi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:09 PM
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4. Why are the Granholm folk not on this stuff? nt
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:49 AM
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2. He ain't running . ... He's buying!
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mockmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:06 PM
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3. His wife
is Betty DeVos of "All Children Matter." They are running negative ads against our Dem. Governor here in Wisconsin.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:25 PM
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5. The DeVos family has enough $$$ to make laws in more than 1 state
This is the GOP version of what free speech actually is.
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