Saturday, January 30, 2010

Does Andy Martin Suffer From "Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)?

Do you feel that Andy Martin (a.k.a. Anthony Robert Martin-Trigona) suffer from the following:

"Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the diagnostic classification system used in the United States, as "a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy."

Andy Martin Should Drop Out Of Senate Race

January 28, 2010

Dear Mr. Martin,

As leaders of many of the pro-family groups in this state, we want to thank you for your willingness to put your personal life on hold in order to run for Senate. We know it is a sacrifice and we are grateful to you for that.

We have a common purpose. We all love our country and our state and are concerned about the moral and fiscal chaos we’ve seen at home and in the nation’s capitol. We are certain your motivation to get in this race was to change that.

But we ask you now to consider doing something difficult in the best interest of the state and the nation. Patrick Hughes is the only conservative candidate who has enough support to beat the very liberal and well-funded Mark Kirk. Even if we can unite conservative voters in the state, it will still be an uphill battle. But it is certain that Mark Kirk will prevail if all current candidates remain in the race.

We implore you to drop out of the race and throw your support behind Patrick Hughes as soon as possible. We are asking Kathleen Thomas, Judge Don Lowery and John Arrington to do the same. As it stands now, we will be doomed to yet another Democratic victory in the fall if we don’t have a strong conservative candidate to face them in November. Voters will stay home if Mark Kirk wins.

If you will do this, we as family leaders in the state will remember your demonstration of selflessness in this race in the future.

If you can respond to this letter, we will send out a press release praising you for this move. Voters won’t forget what you did.

With respect….sincerely,

Phyllis Schlafly Founder and President of Eagle Forum*
David Smith Director of the Illinois Family Institute*
Sandy Rios President of Culture Campaign*
Ralph Rivera Director of Illinois Citizens for Life PAC*
Bob Van Den Bosch Founder of Concerned Christian Americans*

*Organizations and titles for the purposes of identification only

January 30th news conference details:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Anthony R. Martin-Trigona and the Champaign Carny Killing

THIRTY-TWO YEARS AGO, I heard one of the funniest lines in a long career of writing about other peoples' troubles. It was uttered on the steps of a county courthouse by a lawyer who came to hear another brilliant law school graduate -- one denied an Illinois law license for an alleged shaky mental state -- accuse him of fixing a case.
The courthouse-steps press conference had been called by Anthony R. Martin Trigona, a brainy but bizarre local character. Among his targets that day were a Champaign County prosecutor and a defense attorney he maintained had conspired to assure a murderer was acquitted.
After Martin-Trigona wound down, the defense attorney, Robert Isham Auler, gathered the local press and said, "For the first time in my life I have sympathy for the Philistines in the Bible. We both were assailed by the jawbone of an ass."
The reason for this stroll down memory lane is that Anthony R. Martin-Trigona calls himself Andy Martin these days. That's the same back-of-the-pack Illinois U.S. Senate Republican primary candidate who ran a political ad on WBBM radio challenging an opponent to tell if he's gay.
He said that opponent owes an explanation for supporting the gay side in civil rights issues, anathema to ultra-conservatives like him.
He wasn't always so conservative, however.
Five years ago, he called himself pro-gay rights.
Both as Martin-Trigona and Martin period, he has run unsuccessfully for many political offices in Illinois, Florida and Connecticut, and twice for President of the United States.
When he held his 1977 press conference, he was, as now, running for the U.S. Senate, but as a Democrat.
He said then, "I stand for the people of this state and against the rich bankers and powerful Republican lawyers, and they are trying to destroy me before I can get to the Senate and destroy their corrupt way of life."
In those days, it seemed everybody was trying to destroy Martin-Trigona, according to the great man himself. Those people included Auler and me and just about anybody else whose name he could spell, and some he couldn't. He was always suing somebody.
The case he accused Auler and the others of fixing was the prosecution of the late Kistler "Sailor Bill" Killingsworth, a legendary Columbus, Ga. tattoo artist who came through Champaign County with a carnival, and pumped many bullets into a fellow carny while on a break.
It was a fascinating case, delving into the strange world of itinerant carnival workers, each with a weirder nickname than the last. I was then the Daily Illini crime/criminal courts reporter, as well as the local UPI stringer, and I remember the delight with which the UPI rewrite man accepted my calls.
"Oh man, it's the story with all the crazy names," he groaned one time.
Sailor Bill looked like a goner at the start of his trial for killing Jimmy "The Wop" Wilson. There were witnesses, stories of conflicts between the two men, a recovered ivory-handled murder weapon, and Killingsworth's long record as a guy who wasn't shy about mixing it up.
Auler dressed up Sailor Bill in high-collared shirts and long, tightly-buttoned sleeves to hide as many tattoos as possible. He did as complete a job as humanly possible attacking witnesses. But it was way too apparent that Killingsworth, 55, had done the shooting.
I called up Auler today to help refresh my memory of how he made that problem go away.
"Look, Sailor Bill shot this guy," the Urbana attorney said. "So I sent somebody to research the dead guy, and it turns out he's a real scumbag, a dangerous person."
It would be nice for Auler if the local officials who knew Wilson in Georgia would come up to Champaign County and testify why Killingsworth should be so afraid of him that he'd be justified in shooting him full of holes when confronted.
"There's no way we're going to testify for the defense," Auler said he was told.
But his investigator -- a convicted parking meter thief -- couldn't get a job anywhere in town but with Auler, and he wanted to make sure he kept it.
He found out that the local Georgia cops' worst problem was an outlaw motorcycle gang. So the Parking Meter Bandit romanced a female gang associate, and, amazingly, succeeded in finding out a lot about the bikers. He tipped the cops where evidence of drug sales and violent mayhem could be found. Local problem solved.
Back in Champaign County, I sat stunned as a Georgia prosecutor and a police lieutenant took the stand as Sailor Bill defense witnesses, testifying convincingly that anyone in their right mind would fear Wilson.
It was the first time I ever saw a killer jump up and leave a courtroom a free man. But I never thought the fix was in, because I saw the Georgia witnesses testify so convincingly. And anyone who read the stories in three local dailies the next day would have known it, too.
But Martin-Trigona had axes to grind in the courthouse before he ever heard of Sailor Bill. He was under siege by the local system for contempt charges, mostly stemming from insults hurled at judges trying to settle complaints from tenants of his run-down campustown apartment buildings.
The contempt cases went on for years, mainly because, it seemed, Martin-Trigona just didn't know how to apologize and move on from intemperate remarks like "I hope they are paying you well for this fixed case" and "Do I get a transcript of this hearing before it is doctored?"
Such unnecessary legal entanglements have followed him wherever he's gone. Everybody's a crook. Everybody's got something terrible to hide.
You may have noticed that I didn't mention the name of the candidate Martin challenged with the WBBM radio ad. If you don't know, you can find out easily enough. I don't care if the guy is gay or not, but I'm not going to be a part of the attack.
And don't think the attack has no substance. It does.
Tuesday, I received an e-mail from a far-right GOP group that, while disowning Martin, made sure I got a big pile of rumors to wade through. And they were making the almost identical points that Martin did.
And don't imagine that Martin is impotent. In a 1998 run for the U.S. Senate from Florida -- while a fugitive from justice on a local contempt charge -- he was the biggest vote-getter in Miami-Dade County and collected a third of the statewide vote.

Andy Martin History

 Link to Original Article at Illinois Senate Race 2004

Martin has a storied history including multiple Senate and Presidential runs. He drew national attention during the 2000 Presidential Race when he ran an ad accusing Bush of taking cocaine:
ANDY MARTIN, REPUBLICAN FOR PRESIDENT: George Bush had a cocaine problem. His brain suffered from alcohol abuse. Don't trust Bush with your vote until he trusts you with the truth about his past. Bush wants to regulate the Internet because he is angry at the Web site He wants to bomb Iraq. Bush is dangerous, and he wants to be president.
He verbally sparred with FOX News Bill O’Reilly over the ad. O’Reilly called it, “the most unfair political ad I have ever seen in my 25 years of political reporting.” Martin responded by saying he would run the ad everywhere in the country and that he would beat President Bush.

Martin’s website states the following about his military experience:
Andy comes from a family with four generations of clandestine and special operations service. He is a member of The Special Forces Club (U.K.) and an associate member of the Special Forces Association. He has been associated with Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Saudi Arabia and South Viet-Nam.
He came back from Iraq in April and held a press conference in New York where he claimed he found Saddam:
On April 30, 2003, I held a New York news conference at which I said Saddam was in Baghdad. This was based on my extensive original research, including the use of local Baghdad dogs (called affectionately the Royal Baghdad Canine Constabulary).

My prediction on April 30th is a matter of record. Subsequent events have proven me correct. The U.S. government is finally paying some attention. Almost two months after I first investigated bomb craters for evidence of Saddam's death, the American military replicated my research. July 9th the New York Post reported Special Forces troops were searching downtown Baghdad, close to where I had originally pinpointed Saddam's location. My investigative efforts and April 30th prediction have been fully confirmed and vindicated.
Throughout his press releases he claims to be the following, “military security and intelligence consultant and a specialist in cyber war tactics,” a “respected voice in America's intelligence community,” and the host of “Andy Martin's America" and column which are “are fulcrums of foreign policy debate, political analysis and contemporary commentary on the Internet.”

He also states that he was assistant to former Illinois U.S. Senator Paul H. Douglas, and that he was known as a maverick that fought Daley Machine corruption and helped light the fire that led to Operation Greylord. Martin is a graduate of the University of Illinois and U.I. College of Law.

His press releases include the following statements:
Sharon is the 'new Hitler.' He is a bloodthirsty murderer who kills without conscience. Israel has become a pariah nation under his leadership; not one nation in the world supports Israeli genocide against the Palestinian people.

Ariel Sharon is becoming the Adolph Hitler of the 21st century," says Martin. "He slaughters human beings for sport, while his demented mind slips slowly into societal madness.”

I have asked President Bush to ban travel by Americans to Israel," says Martin. "The recent tragedy in Jerusalem, and former President Clinton's offer to 'carry a rifle for Israel' mandate emergency restraint by the U.S. Government.

I favor abolition of child support and reinstatement of Victorian
principles of divorce. The parent who can support the kids gets custody.
A news story out of the New Times Broward-Palm Beach written July 31, 2003 said this of Martin:
Martin, of course, is mad. Quite mad. He's an enigma wrapped in a riddle who probably should be wrapped in a straitjacket. The would-be senator is one of the most prolific and compulsive lawsuit filers in the United States, a first-class shadow-dwelling fugitive from justice, and a perennial also-ran political candidate whose stance on the issues has changed about as often as Michael Jackson's proboscis.

Martin claims his English grandfather fought with T.E. Lawrence against the Turks before joining a British military intelligence unit and disappearing for good.

The Illinois Supreme Court, however, refused to admit him to the bar, pointing to a military psychiatric exam that allegedly found him to have personality defects that include delusions involving both paranoia and grandeur.

Through the years, he made the ballot for numerous local and federal races in Illinois, New York, and Connecticut. After following his mother down to Florida, he's been as busy as ever, running for governor twice, the state Senate, a couple of flings for the presidency, and three times for the U.S. Senate.

Martin never won a race, but he made some headlines. In 1994, he was found to have broken election laws when he accepted a $50,000 campaign loan from Mom. While Martin is cagey about his finances, I think that loan, plus a courtroom admission that Mom pays his rent and telephone bills, gives a clue about who finances his many far-flung ventures. When I asked him about his net worth, he said it's about zero.
The AP reported in January 20, 2000 that the Florida Supreme Court the following about Martin "Nearly everything Martin files is malicious," the justices wrote. "It appears that Martin's inability to refrain from the 'tactic of injecting personal insults into proceedings' was the main reason why the Illinois Supreme Court refused to allow his admission to that state's bar." AP also reported that Martin spent time in jail:
In 1996, a judge jailed Martin for remarks during a hearing on a restraining order to keep him away from a television station and two cameramen who had scuffled with him.

Martin had called the hearing "a kangaroo court" and "a circus proceeding," but the final straw came when he accused the judge of being "bought and paid for" by the TV station's lawyers.
This seems to be corroborated by Martin himself who issued a statement about the imprisonment:
Andy Martin wrote the lawsuit [against then Secretary of State Katherine Harris] on a prison typewriter on Rikers Island, America's worst penal colony. He is in a maximum-security cell with multi-murderers with a $1 million bail. That compares with $25,000 if he had only killed a few people.
In his ‘92 bid for Senate he report $1,060 in contributions $500 of which came from his mom.  The only contributions ever reported to the FEC
He ran for Illinois Senate in 1980 as Anthony R. Martin-Trigona
Martin's current address listed on his website is:
440 N. Wabash Avenue, Suite 3010
Chicago, Illinois 60611

This is located in a 50 floor luxury apartment building next to the Chicago River.

He also has an address listed at:
1574 S. Ocean Lane Suite 111
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, 33316
Tel. (888) 320-ANDY (2639)
This is luxury condo located on the beach in a zip code which the average home goes for $855,000.
In 1998, Martin received 33.6% of the statewide vote in the U.S. Senate statewide primary, carried Miami-Dade County by a landslide. Election Results
The McKenna campaign has made copies of Martins petitions, it remains to be seen whether anyone will challenge him.
Calls made to numerous numbers all led to the same voice mail system and calls have not been returned.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Illinois U.S. Senate Republican Candidates Debate

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The debate begins at 7:00 PM CST on Thursday, January 14, 2010.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Andy Martin: Mark Kirk's Secret Agent Man?

If I were a Birther, or a Bircher, or Mel Gibson playing Jerry Fletcher in "Conspiracy Theory", I'd be convinced that Andy Martin's campaign is being secretly funded by allies of GOP rival Mark Steven Kirk.
Kirk, of course, is the liberal Republican congressman who represents Illinois' 10th Congressional District -- Chicago's North Shore suburbs (which you've seen in the background if you ever watched "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" or "Risky Business" or the CBS summer replacement series "Swingtown") -- and is now running for the GOP nomination for the Senate seat once held by Barack Obama.

Martin, for those readers outside the listening range of Chicago radio stations WLS, WGN, and WBBM, would be described properly as a "gadfly," except that I actually know and like some gadflies, and I wouldn't want to insult them.

He is a perpetual candidate for office whose Wikipedia entry is so wildly amusing that three weeks ago, he filed a lawsuit against -- wait for it -- Wikipedia itself, claiming that it is "a tax-exempt protosocialist scam that seeks to harass Republicans, conservatives and Obama opponents."
So, with that as our background, why would a conspiracy theorist believe that Kirk's allies are secretly funding Martin's campaign?

Because last week, Martin aired radio ads declaring that a well known conservative donor in Illinois says there is a "solid rumor" that Kirk is gay. And yesterday, Martin upped the ante, swapping out that ad for a new radio ad, declaring that Kirk is a "de facto pedophile."
Even in the cesspool that is Chicago politics, this is strong stuff.

Nobody I know buys the content of the advertising. In fact, just about everybody I know -- myself included -- thinks it's some of the most repugnant stuff they've ever heard aired in a campaign.

These ads are so inflammatory that, surely, any reasonable person could see that they do nothing but damage whatever kind of a "campaign" Martin had put together for himself.

More importantly, in an odd turn, the ads actually help Kirk.

To understand how, we have to back up just a bit.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee wants this seat badly. This is the seat, after all, that is currently held by Roland Burris. Given the national controversy over then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's decision to appoint Burris, the NRSC, appropriately, almost feels entitled to the seat.
From the beginning, Kirk is the guy they wanted in the race. His liberal-to-moderate record -- he scored a 48 on the American Conservative Union rating in 2008, and a 40 in 2007 -- made him, in the eyes of Washington-based GOP strategists, just the kind of "centrist Republican" they thought would be needed to win a statewide race in Illinois.

For months, Kirk played coy. He would express interest, but refuse to commit -- clearly, he was worried about Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan jumping into the race on the other side of the aisle. Why give up a House seat he had held onto in two tough re-election campaigns in 2006 and 2008, just to lose to the 800-pound gorilla of Illinois politics?
So when Kirk voted for the cap-and-trade environmental bill -- he was one of only eight Republicans in the House to do so -- many of those same Washington-based Republican strategists took it as a sign he wouldn't be running for the Senate after all.

The NRSC, approaching desperation, began discussions with then-Illinois GOP chairman Andy McKenna (whose previous run at statewide office -- coincidentally, for the same Senate seat, in 2004 -- had ended in a disappointing fourth-place finish in the GOP primary).

Then Madigan announced she wouldn't be running for the Senate, and Kirk immediately declared a mulligan. He started calling allies, telling them he'd decided to get in, after all. But McKenna saw Kirk's vote for cap-and-trade as a massive liability (especially in a GOP primary), and made strong noises about challenging Kirk for the nod. Kirk made clear to the NRSC that the committee had to get McKenna out of the Senate primary, or he wouldn't get in. Eventually, McKenna backed off, and decided to run for the GOP nomination for governor instead.

So NRSC leaders ultimately got the candidate they wanted -- a Republican congressman from the North Shore suburbs, whose liberal voting record includes not just the vote for cap-and-trade, but strong support for abortion rights (Kirk earned a 100 percent rating from both Planned Parenthood and NARAL), an "F" rating from the NRA (and an "F-" from the Gun Owners of America!), and votes against the ban on "partial-birth" abortion and against defending traditional marriage.

Perhaps more importantly for an Illinois Republican primary, Kirk also voted to authorize funding to transfer enemy combatants from Guantanamo Bay.

The NRSC may have had influence over McKenna, but the committee had little influence over others in Illinois who were interested in the GOP nomination -- like Patrick Hughes and John Arrington and Kathleen Thomas and Don Lowery.

By all accounts, it's difficult to find much evidence of campaigns being mounted by Arrington, Thomas, and Lowery.

Hughes, on the other hand, is a different matter.
A Hinsdale developer, Hughes announced in August 2009 that he would challenge Kirk for the GOP nomination.

He launched his first TV ad this week, and his appearance before the Chicago Tribune editorial board shows a candidate who is thoughtful, reasonable, and conservative -- and one who knows how to define a contrast between himself and his opponent.
He began his campaign by putting his money where his mouth is, with a $250,000 contribution to kick-start things. The grass-roots enthusiasm for his candidacy appears to be growing -- on Tuesday, in Homer Glen (a southwest suburb of Chicago), 500 people showed up at a meet-and-greet hosted by the Will County Tea Party Alliance, and the campaign almost ran out of yard signs. As I write this on Thursday, he's got a crowd of 100 who've braved a Chicago snowstorm to attend a fundraising lunch in Lake Forest (a North Shore suburb in Kirk's back yard).

But he faces the same chicken-and-egg problem all underdog, underfinanced campaigns face when it comes to taking on the big dogs -- people who should be his natural allies say, "We'd love to be helpful, but you need to show us some metrics that show you can win." No one wants to be the first to plant a flag; even among many conservatives, there's a tendency to want to wrap oneself in the strength provided by numbers.
Kirk, of course, is acting like there's no primary, because it's to his benefit to sneak this one in under the radar. He's making few campaign appearances, skipping the kind of local joint candidate forums that are the bread and butter of primary campaigns. He's paid for no television ads, no radio ads, no direct mail, and only one walk piece. He's hoping that his superior name identification, combined with what will likely be low primary turnout for the Feb. 2 primary, can lead him to victory without having to drain any of his precious campaign resources -- resources he thinks he'll need for a bruising fall general election campaign.

So Kirk would be happy if the Illinois media didn't write a single article about the contest between now and Feb. 2; failing that, his next highest wish is to have nothing written about Hughes, the one conservative challenger who looks like he could actually mount a sustained challenge to Kirk's nomination.

Given that there's a donnybrook going on in the contest for the GOP nomination for governor -- a contest which features no fewer than six serious candidates, and which has provided much entertainment for the political class in Illinois -- Kirk isn't asking for much. He's just trying to keep his head down and keep everyone's attention focused on the governor's race instead of the Senate primary, and whatever you do, don't write about Hughes.

That's why Martin's outrageous ads help Kirk -- they suck up what little media oxygen is in the room for the Senate contest. Hughes can't break through in earned media if the story of the day is Andy Martin and his whacko ads.

It's almost enough to make you think ... nah, not even Machiavelli would have come up with this kind of scheme.

Of course, Machiavelli probably would've lost a race for Alderman.

Andy Martin, GOP Senate Candidate, Calls Opponent Mark Kirk A "De Facto Pedophile"
An already ugly race in the Republican primary for Illinois' 2010 Senate seat only got uglier Wednesday, as candidate and noted mud-monger Andy Martin released an ad calling his opponent, Rep. Mark Kirk, a "de facto pedophile."
Martin's campaign suggests that Kirk knew about Rep. Mark Foley's indiscretions with young male pages, and allowed them to happen. As such, Martin claims, Kirk "should be disqualified from holding public office."
The 60-second radio spot was accompanied by a lengthy press release from Martin's campaign explaining the claim. It's the second in a series of what he calls "bunker busters," accusations that are meant to explode Kirk's hidden secrets and campaign hopes.

A week ago, Mr. Kirk announced a "solid rumor" that Kirk was homosexual. That announcement led to his official rebuke by the Illinois GOP, whose chairman Pat Brady called his claims "bizarre" and "hate-filled."
But no amount of flak is likely to slow down Mr. Martin. He made a name for himself as one of the early proponents of the "birther" movement; he claimed that President Obama locked his white grandmother in a closet to hide his mixed racial background; and he once described a bankruptcy judge as "a crooked, slimy Jew, who has a history of lying and thieving common to members of his race."

The third "bunker buster" is expected next week in anticipation of the Feb. 2 primary.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jack Roeser Speaks for Himself

Posted: January 06, 2010

By Jack Roeser

When there is an unauthorized use of your name, by discredited Senate candidate Andy Martin in this case, the old adage is "don't wrestle in the mud with a pig, you just get muddy and the pig likes it."

However, Martin continues to run his ad, and its subject is so salacious it won't die down.

Martin has a long reputation for running for office, suing people, and making irresponsible statements. I have no connection with Martin and I don't like what he does. I resent his unauthorized use of my name in his ad. WLS radio says they can't legally stop it.

Martin plucked out one of the many bad positions taken by Senate candidate Mark Kirk that I had enumerated. The list includes carbon tax and trade, abortion support, opposition to marriage being one man and one woman, his NARAL support rating, and a rumor of homosexuality which he lifted into his ad and named me as the source.

The rumor has had wide circulation in Washington, D.C. and Illinois. We didn't start it, and mentioned it only in a long list of things that should be cleared up by Mark Kirk before the primary election. The Republican Party should not be again stuck with a scandal such as that of former Florida GOP Congressman Mark Foley which led to extensive Republican loses in 2006. Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert also saw his reputation damaged as a result of his failure to responsibly handle the broad issue of homosexuality and public service.

Recommended reading: "Do We Have a Right to Know If Candidates Are Gay? "

Jack Roeser is the Chairman and founder of Otto Engineering Inc., and the Publisher of Champion News.

Roeser wants nothing to do with Martin ad

Andy Martin's political ad questioning the sexual orientation of Mark Kirk, the Republican Party's front-runner in the U.S. Senate race in Illinois, continues to run in the Chicago market. But on Tuesday, local businessman Jack Roeser, who is quoted in the ad, said he is having his attorney look into getting the spot off the radio and/or having his name removed from it.
"I have nothing to do with that SOB," Roeser said about Martin. "His reputation precedes him. I don't like being quoted by him, and I don't support anything he does."
Roeser, founder of Otto Engineering in Carpentersville, also is involved with the nonprofit Family Taxpayers Foundation and is publisher of the for-profit, right-leaning Web site www,
Roeser said his closest contact with Martin was a few months ago and limited to a phone call. Martin never asked for or sought his permission to include anything he said in any campaign material, Roeser noted.
In the ad in question, Martin says he is "fighting for the facts about Mark Kirk. Illinois Republican leader Jack Roeser says there is a 'solid rumor that Kirk is a homosexual.' Roeser suggests that Kirk is part of a Republican Party homosexual club."
Roeser admitted to making such comments on a radio show, "but they are rumors." And Roeser noted that he doesn't condone anyone talking about their sexuality in public, being a heterosexual bragging about his conquests or a homosexual marching in a gay pride parade. Both are "just plain nuts. Such things should be kept private."

The Champion News Web site does hold a "Kick Mark Kirk to the Curb" section, where readers can "learn more about this 'Republican' only a Democrat could love," and discusses Kirk's "pro abortion, pro homosexual, pro cap and trade, pro spending" views.
Roeser said his attorney had called a radio station about pulling Martin's spot, which it cannot legally do. Chicago's WBBM radio, one of the stations airing the ad, said federal law requires it to provide candidates with reasonable access and run political ads "without censoring them."
Roeser said his attorney also is looking to see if he can stop Martin from using Roeser in the ad without his permission.

As a result of the ad, which began to run after Christmas, the Republican Party already has said it no longer would consider Andy Martin a legitimate candidate.
"His statements are consistent with his history of bizarre behavior and often-times hate-filled speech, which has no place in the Illinois Republican Party," said GOP chairman Pat Brady.
Last week, Kirk campaign manager Eric Elk issued a statement saying the ad "is degrading to the political process. The people of Illinois deserve better." Elk said the ad's allegation that Kirk is gay is not true.
Martin, formerly Anthony Martin-Trigona, has a long record of running unsuccessfully for public office, making unsubstantiated allegations and suing officials and journalists he dislikes. The federal courts have sanctioned him for repeatedly filing frivolous lawsuits.

With Associated Press reports.
Copyright 2010 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Andy Martin Attacks Gay Community Again!

Independent Senate Candidate Andy Martin Continues His Gay Bashing Tone of Voice!

In Martin's latest blog titled: "U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin exposes media lies and corruption in Chicago", Martin removes any doubt about his view on the gay community with more of his gay bashing statements. 

After Martin was rightfully blasted by the public and media for his attack ad on December 28, 2009 accusing senate candidate Mark Kirk for being a closet homosexual, he released a statement which read:

 “Let me be clear. Homosexuality is not the issue.
Every person is entitled to privacy, and everyone is
entitled to equal protection of the laws..."

Martin now releases his latest blog with statements like:

"The homosexual scandal in Republican Party politics is just in its early stages."

"Martin says that local media used a crooked local political leader who supports gay bars and Mark Kirk to attack Martin’s campaign, without telling viewers/listeners/readers the truth."

 Well let's look at his last statement.  Does he have a problem with people who support gay bars?  Is there really such a thing as a homosexual scandal?  If so, does Martin believe in a heterosexual scandal?  In my opinion, these are little trigger statements which lead me to believe Martin is attacking the gay community just as he has previously attacked the Jewish community.

Martin continues his blog by saying:

"Pat Brady is a Mark Kirk stooge, and a supporter of holding Republican (John McCain) events in gay bars.  The advertisement which prompted Mr. Brady to come forward and oppose my campaign concerned Mark Kirk's homosexual issues."

"During the 2008 campaign Mr. Brady, as “John McCain leader for Illinois,” sponsored a “bar event” in “Boystown,” the homosexual neighborhood in Chicago. Would viewers/listeners/readers have liked to know Brady had a history of sponsoring homosexual activity in the Republican Party? You be the judge:"

Wow!  If it looks like a rat and it smells like a rat is it not a rat?

Now here's the "Bombshell" as Andy Martin would say:

" no to continuing corruption of the Illinois Republican Party
by former Speaker Dennis Hastert’s homosexual operatives."

"If you want to fight political and moral corruption in Washington,- please vote for me."

 He ends his blog with this:

"MONDAY: Who is John McGovern and what is his connection
to Mark Kirk and the “homosexual GOP culture…in Illinois.”

I guess we will all have to tune in on Monday, January 4, 2010 to see how Martin will blast more holes into the bottom of his already sinking ship.

I do have to side track here and point out a statement Martin made in his blog.  He says:

"Not many real Republicans would support a candidate backed
by a crooked, violent psychopath like Pat Brady."

Crooked, Violent Psychopath.   These are words normally reserved for those describing Martin himself.  Hmmm!

Facebook Group "Andy Martin, Political Suicide"

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New York Times James Warren Calls Andy Martin "Lightweight"

...thanks to zealots on its right flank and Andy Martin, a bomb-throwing lightweight.

Mr. Martin is the vessel of the venom. He is a frequent candidate with a history of stridently anti-Jewish comments. As a law school graduate named Anthony Martin-Trigona, he was rejected for entry to the Illinois bar due to a psychiatric finding of a “moderately severe character defect manifested by well-documented ideation with a paranoid flavor and a grandiose character.”

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