Phew! I’m Free! I’m Free!

April 29, 2015 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Oh Dear, another Republican put the cherry on top of the Hypocrisy Sundae.

042815.N.FF_.BOEHNINGNorth Dakota Republican State Representative Randy Boehning voted against a bill granting equal rights to gay people in the state.

Come to find out, Randy Boehning goes by the name “TopMan!” on Grindr, a popular hook-up app for gay men.  He had be sending raunchy texts and even winkie photos to a 21 year old man.

He got outed.

Boehning’s response?

Boehning, who thankfully is not married, claims he’s relieved to finally be out of the closet. “The 1,000-pound gorilla has been lifted,” he told reporters. “I have to confront it at some point.” But he told the reporters he suspects he got outed in retaliation for voting against the bill.

I suspect it was mighty quiet in the GOP caucus that afternoon.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

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21 Comments to “Phew! I’m Free! I’m Free!”

  1. daChipster says:

    “TopMan?” Looks like wishful thinking: if anyone was born to be a bottom….

    Brings a lot of nuance to the question of “Who is Randy Boehning?”

  2. daChipster, things like the “nuance to” *that* question do bad things to my keyboard. I have to go find the Windex now…

  3. omg, the hypocrisy ..they never fail to amaze me.

  4. “The 1,000-pound gorilla has been lifted,” he told reporters. “I have to confront it at some point.”
    Eww. He doesn’t need to share his most secret dreams with us.

  5. And there it goes again…the most virulently anti-gay are the ones who are hiding it about themselves. Happens every time.

  6. If only all the hypocrites in that party could so easily be exposed and then forced to publicly apologize for their abuse of office, this country might have a fighting chance at progress.

  7. I don’t see what all the excitement is about.

    He’s a Republican.
    He voted against his own best interests.
    Isn’t that normal?

  8. Marcia in CO says:

    @Rick, yes, that does seem to be the norm for the RWNJs.

  9. That’s not just hypocrisy, that’s evil. He’s all for oppressing other people just so he can be treated as a privileged, heterosexual white male.

  10. Inflation is everywhere. Used to be an 800 lb. gorilla, Randy (nice first name, btw, using a “polite” term for horny, you devil you).

  11. (aieee, chihuahua!)

  12. Wa Skeptic says:


  13. @herm, you’re correct about Randy, particularly when combined with his last name, Boehning. I almost made myself sick laughing at daChipster’s comment.

  14. Representative Randy “TopMan” Boehning’s allusion to a “1,000 pound gorilla” makes the typical southern farmer’s stump broke heifer pale in comparison.

  15. He said “The 1,000-pound gorilla has been lifted.” So it was on top of him? Was it a male or female 1,000 pound gorilla?

  16. just a guess, but I’d bet money he isn’t going to be running for re-election. he’ll be spending wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more time with his “family”.

  17. This is one of the salon’s morehysterically funny comment sections ever!

    (When I’ve had a tough day, the humor and outrage here is almost as good as a lot of booze and weed.)

  18. Mark Schlemmer says:

    Like we say, you may come here for the booze and weed but you’ll stay for the har-har-harcuts!

  19. PattiCakes says:

    Almost as much fun as when Pastor Ted Haggard, who founded the New Life Evangelical Church in Colorado Springs, grew it to 10,000+ membership, and got outed by his “gay masseur” who also was his methamphetamine supplier every Monday for 3 years. The masseur finally got fed up with the hypocrisy, risked arrest for prostitution and drug dealing, and called reporters. There was also a “6 figure settlement” to one of Ted’s youth congregants who said it was “not consensual”.

    My RWNJ sister-in-law always says you can hate the sin, but love the sinner. I say I can’t stand hypocrites who stand up and preach to the world about their firebrand of Christianity, then do the opposite behavior in their personal lives.

    This dude, like lots of Repugnicans, voted to discriminate against the state’s LGBT community, as a closeted gay man. I hope there is a special place in hell for them all.

  20. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Another self-confessing Republican all confused about choosing to be a homosexual. Does this flounder flopper even qualify as bi-sexual? Or, simply after years of striking out on one side of the plate and tired of his best night being ambidextrous while gloved, decides to troll the other side of the plate. He could be Marcus Bachmann’s first candidate for success.

  21. I don’t really get it. But after being hit on by a closeted “hetero” Tea Party-er at work, who is married with grown kids, and often caressed on the shoulder by another friendly ultra religious co.worker, just a bit too long of a touch, I really think they want to save the illicit nature of their devious escapades, just for the extra excitement. If Gay Marriage is OK, it threatens to take their secret toy away.