Drove my fnord to the fjord but the levy was flog me
April 7, 2013 12:45 PM   Subscribe

Dan Halloran (R-Queens) — who was arrested Tuesday as the suspected bag man in state Sen. Malcolm Smith’s alleged plot to buy his way onto the mayoral ticket — has been publicly flogged and lost a spear-throwing contest as part of his Theodish punishments. [wiki]
posted by maggieb (6 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Mockery of someone's religion is not a good basis for a post. -- restless_nomad

Ode to Halloran
posted by maggieb at 12:50 PM on April 7, 2013

How interesting. Sucks that religions only tend to get any press coverage when one of their members commits a crime.
posted by benito.strauss at 12:52 PM on April 7, 2013

Why doesn't he go buy an office in Denmark, then?
posted by spitbull at 12:53 PM on April 7, 2013

I saw a flyer (well, a printed sheet of paper) from this dude up in Forest Hills, a part of Queens with a large Orthodox Jewish population. It had a photo of him in the corner and was in ALL CAPS AND TALKING ABOUT HOW AS THEIR REPRESENTATIVE DAN HALLORAN WOULD FIGHT RAMPANT ANTI-SEMITISM AND OTHER THREATS TO JEWRY.

posted by griphus at 12:53 PM on April 7, 2013

We don't have religious tests for office in the US and we shouldn't mock someone for their religious beliefs; just because they are not mainstream. The bribery is the only story that should matter here. Highlighting the rituals in his church as a means to mock and jeer at him is pretty shitty IMO.
posted by humanfont at 12:56 PM on April 7, 2013 [4 favorites]

Publicly flogged? If only.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:58 PM on April 7, 2013

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