political correctness

NY Congressman Bravely Speaks Out Against Dead Pop Star

Add to Flipboard Magazine.

Congressman Pete King: Is he the Mike Gravel of 2009? He’s very fond of the brief, nonsensical YouTube on important topics such as why we all “glorify” Michael Jackson instead of firefighters and AIDS clinic workers. Hmm, good question! Here is a hint: one was a bizarre recluse who traveled with chimps, danced like an angel, and slowly morphed from a handsome young black man into Liza Minnelli; the other fights fires. NO CONTEST. Why didn’t David Paterson appoint Pete King to Hillary’s Senate seat instead of that dull Gillibrand character, who has never once produced a noteworthy opinion on Michael Jackson? [YouTube]

About the author

Sara K. Smith was Wonkette's morning editor from 2008 to 2010, and now contributes a weekly (?!) column to Wonkette, to prove she still loves you all!

View all articles by Sara K. Smith


Hey there, Wonkeputians! Shypixel here to remind you to remember our Commenting Rules For Radicals, Enjoy!

  • bearbait

    Yeah, they could just haul him out with the weekly garbage, but he is probably not biodegradable. 50 years on earth…forever in a landfill.

  • Rev. Peter Lemonjello

    Jesus, that was like watching someone’s shitty vacation video.

  • Country Club Jihadi

    His videos make me feel like I’m watching the Sopranos. I’m always bracing myself for gunshots at the end. But clearly, the only nozzles we need to be glorifying should be attached to fire hydrants, not perverts.

  • Canmon (the Inadequate)

    Michael Jackson died? I’ve been watching CNN and they haven’t mentioned it.

  • ManchuCandidate

    He’s just bitter cause no one glorified Mark Foley, Larry Craig, David Vitter, Newt Gingrich, Mark Sanford, or other numerous Repub sexy time scandal makers.

  • DemmeFatale

    Aw Peter, bringing the crazy. We can always count on you.
    Kitty Harris without the chesticles.

  • Autochthon

    Jebus. The taxpayers o’ New York might want to take a closer look at the kind of political representation they’re paying for…

  • PengIn

    I do appreciate that Pete King only films his… whatever this is supposed to be…s outside of places where you can get loaded. I look forward to his next slickly produced video which will no doubt take place in front of a package liquor/check cashing establishment.

  • Servo

    Show of hands. Who is really fuckin’ tired of being told who are our heroes? Firefighters are nothing but glory-grabbin’, drunken louts with flashy blue lights.

  • Woodwards Friend

    Michael Jackson was a pedophile and a child molester? One is bad enough but both…disgusting.

  • norbizness

    Pete’s so excited about delivering that diatribe, he’s lactating.

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    I was just wondering what King is like when he’s sober. Anyone?

  • Fear of a Black Reagan

    Good for him. Pete King always was my favorite lumpen-fascist congersman.

  • norbizness

    [re=355407]Servo[/re]: I thought that Paul Blart: Mall Cop would finally make it so that worship of mall security guards would replace or at least augment mandatory worship of firefighters, but 9/11 and Backdraft changed everything more than I could have imagined.

  • gou mao

    King Pete!

  • norbizness

    [re=355410]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: You’ll have to find one of his second grade classmates, before he dropped out of school to become an apprentice bootblack and gin-drinker.

  • Neilist

    When Rep. Pete King (R-Dagoville) links Sarah “The Quitter” Palin with Michael “The Perv” Jackson, call me.

    Or when someone finally puts a bullet into Al Sharpton. Whatever.

  • Fear of a Black Reagan

    Shorter Pete King: “Stop glorifying pedophile Michael Jackson. Start glorifying soldiers who sodomize underaged Iraqi prisoners. For great justice!”

  • Fear of a Black Reagan

    Rep. Pete King (R-Dagoville)

    Hey! Easy there, prejudicial-comment person. As anyone can see, Rep. King is shanty-Irish, not Dago. Let’s keep the players straight here, libtards.

  • Mumpedo

    Hey Stupid! Don’t be stupid! Stupid!

  • Paul Tardy

    How many divisions does Michael Jackson have? – Uncle Joe Stalin.

    Back when MJ was pumping out albums, we rooled da woorld. Now we barely can rule Central Northern Southern Afghanistan.

    Cops firefighters teachers get no credit? Have you seen their pay packages? Does google maps know where Wantore is?

    Got news for you Peter King, MJ paid the bills in the US for years. They should name an aircraft carrier after him, the one he paid for.

  • Autochthon

    [re=355403]DemmeFatale[/re]: I’m sorry, DF, but as a Florida native and voter, I’ll have to take exception.

    Pete King is merely channeling some two-bit Damon Runyon torpedo. Pink Sugar, however, is synched up to teh Crazy on a *much* higher plane. After starting a political career based solely on her family’s money and her two enormous “talents,” Kitty went on to become instrumental in the brazen theft of an American presidential election and a tinfoil-hat-wearing Bible-chewer.* I doubt Mr. King has THAT kind of innate talent for mad-dog dumbfuckery…

    *”I think that our laws, I mean, I look at how the law originated, even from Moses, the Ten Commandments. And I don’t believe, that uh…. That’s how all of our laws originated in the United States, period. I think that’s the basis of our rule of law.”

  • Rev. Peter Lemonjello

    This has motivated me to film myself railing against the perversion of Mark Foley and giving a hearty hazzah to the bravery of nurses while standing in front of an abortion clinic.

  • joezoo

    I would watch this YouTube video, but SORRY whoever you are, I only watch videos of people WORTH watching, like firefighters and AIDS clinic workers. Who does this attention-grubbing asshole think he is?

  • Guppy06

    So… how much are the police and firefighters paid in his district, anyway?

  • nader paul kucinich gravel

    Maurice Robert “Mike” Gravel…

    As Senator, Gravel became nationally known for his forceful but unsuccessful attempts to end the draft during the Vietnam War and for having put the Pentagon Papers into the public record in 1971 despite risk to himself.

  • finallyhappy

    Yeah, and what happened this weekend in Florida to Mark Sanford? Besides him giving thanks to Sarah Palin again and again

  • madtowngooner

    I betcha anything Rep Pete gets caught trying to date some 12 year old boy on Facebook. Takers?

  • Mr Blifil

    Pete King spends way too much time hanging around anonymous structures in wind blasted eastern Long Island. He is a drunk too. Also.

  • Mumpedo

    [re=355441]Rev. Peter Lemonjello[/re]: Claude Henry? Your house is on fire.

  • x111e7thst

    [re=355452]Guppy06[/re]: Naasau County cops make around 120k/year after nine years, so much better than most. A lot of fire departments on Long Island are still volunteer I think.

  • x111e7thst

    [re=355498]x111e7thst[/re]: Nassau. Idiot.

  • thefrontpage

    What does King think about Sarah Palin, Mark Sanford and John Ensign?

  • mookworthjwilson

    [re=355475]Mr Blifil[/re]: Western (if you don’t count Queens and Bklyn, which no one does) Long Island…the parts with dumb shits, not rich snooty assmonkeys…

  • Joehoya

    New Pete King campaign slogan: Hey kids, get off my lawn!

  • d4g33z

    Would you leave your child and/or grandchild alone in a room with Pete King? I don’t think so..

  • bitchincamaro

    [re=355516]mookworthjwilson[/re]: Pete King, putting the “lie” in L.I.E.

  • Zorg

    I have spent more time in Wantagh than is really healthy for women, children and other living things, because my wife is from there. She often recalls that in grammar school, a teacher told her that Wantagh was integrated because the population was more or less evenly divided between Eastern European Jews, Irish and Italians. But, on the plus side, the Bideawee pet cemetery in Wantagh was the final resting place of Nixon’s famous Alter Kocker spaniel, Checkers. The high school kids used to gather there after class to huff a joint or two in memory of the little guy. Pete and Joe the Plumber should hook up and do a vaudeville act. They could call it… The Aristocrats!

  • problemwithcaring

    Just received an email in my inbox: “Due to the Michael Jackson’s Memorial at the Staples Center, we are encouraging all staff to work from home tomorrow.” YESSSSSSS!!! I will be getting paid to smoke blunts Tuesday morning and its all thanks to the greatest performer that ever lived. I LOVE YOU MICHAEL, R.I.P!!!11!!

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    You know, I actually use to like Pete King, and then Bush became president, and apparently there was a requirement that all Republicans have half their brains removed and filled in with excrement. In honor of Karl Rove, I think. Anyway, since then, I just get the sads when I hear a Republican speak.

  • sezme

    Oh sure, wait until the guy’s dead before committing slander. What a big man!

  • Q2

    This has been a great coupla weeks for dyin’ so maybe King could top it off with a massive failure of coronary circulation…on YouTube. Actually…if this could be anticipated…they could sell tickets and make a fortune…and the PPV…OMG…King Is Assweasel.

  • Q2

    BTW…Jacko also was an assweasel :-p

  • Bruno

    If I were Pete King I would be spending the precious internets bandwidths on begging Sarah to stay in power

  • carlyt

    Is King running for re-election. sure looks like he is seeking media attention. His rant was way over the top. There is a related post at http://iamsoannoyed.com/?page_id=588

  • OKLAHOMAjesus?

    I actually agree with this dude