Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CRASH: Being "Starked"--Or Subjected To A Political Smear/Lie

Any parent who values ideals like honor works to pass their good name down to their children.  We all hope our children will carefully treat the good name we try to pass to them.  Sometimes, that hope is badly disappointed.

Consider the name of Lewinsky.  Now it is the punch-line in any number of dirty jokes, as is "Clinton".  Lewinsky is used as a substitute for a sex act (as in "getting a Lewinsky").

A new family name...Stark...has to be added to this kind of roll of dishonorable use.  Getting ""Starked" is synonymous with being the victim of a politically-motivated lie, launched by an obscure Collectivist blogger type, which is then picked up by the MSM.

The most recent person Starked was John Boehner, Minority Leader of the House.  Starking requires no hint of truth, and there appears to be none at the base of the Boehner "not-scandal" non-story.  But it DID get into the MSM, and that's another aspect of this story.  But first, a little more on the man who has made his family name a hiss and by-word.  This is him, writing at The Daily Kos:
I've just returned to home base.
I've got video of O'Reilly in his sleepwear (red shorts and a white t-shirt).  I delivered the Andrea Mackris Court filings to all of his neighors [sic] - every home in his development got a copy.  And I put a bunch of signs up along his street - "Bill O'Reilly:  Andrea Mackris has your cash" directly across from his house; "Bill O'Reilly:  PERVERT" in front of his home; "Bill O'Reilly:  CHEATER" on the road he must take to exit his development and "Bill O'Reilly:  Can't be trusted with your daughters" at the landmark boulder marking the entrance to his development.
One wonders how he treated the far slimier Bill Clinton.  Very likely, if he ever did anything around Clinton, it was give him a big Lewinsky (figuratively).  See, Mr. Clinton is a Collectivist icon, and politics are all that matters to a man like Mike Stark.  Again, truth is a complete non-issue to Collectivists.

As is consistency; we were told for years that sex is a personal matter, and nobody's business.  Of course, that was the lie told concurrent with the one about "this is all about sex...nothing but a (Lewinsky) in the Oval Office", when what it was ALWAYS about was perjury, obstruction of justice, and malfeasance in office.  So, we are now told, as a continuation of the lie, that the Collective is just exposing the hypocrisy of the not-Collective.  Amazing, whenever you see it.

Which leads us to the self-vaunted MSM, which we are told by various scolds should be filtering out all that excess information out there, limiting free speech to that which is good for us.  Only professionals can ascertain true stuff from false stuff.  Except not so much.  The New York Post ran with a Boehner story, the progeny of Starking, although one that featured denials by all involved in the suggested affair.

One final observation or two: as a trial lawyer, I can say anything about people in a case, and I have complete immunity from any consequence.  But that is never something I abuse, or even take advantage of...if I say it, I have ample reason to believe it to be true.  I respect people and their reputations, and I guard my own integrity.  Now, consider the haters of the Collective who do neither.  

How lower than a serpent's belly is a slug like Mike Stark who does not hesitate to do what even trial lawyers will not do, and how ashamed must be his parents, who have seen their family name become a new term for a slimy lie...STARKING.


  1. I am wondering how this mutation of an intestinal parasite rates having his moniker attached to a venerable political MO. Why not Jeffersoned? He called Adams “a hideous hermaphroditical character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensiblity of a woman.” Or Adams'd, John Quincy's campaign said Jackson was "a gambler, a womanizer, a cock fighter, a slave trader and the husband of a really fat wife” (Ooooo, that's gonna leave a mark)

    Then there's "Swiftboating" - which has come to be a pejoritive for a political smear tactic - when in fact the vets were objective and factual about the true nature of Kerry's four month deployment with them.

    Let's just call it what it is - The second oldest profession that bears a striking similarity to the first.

  2. Jefferson and Adams may have been truthful (especially as relates to Jackson). Harsh, to be sure...

    Starking is a new permutation on political slime-ery, which, as you note, has a long and infamous history in the U.S.

    A modern development of the expansion of small-d democracy, aided by the innerweb thingy.