Alan Colmes, Some Loon, & A Mule

by John Hawkins | May 10, 2005 6:04 am

Via Greg Beato over at Wonkette[1], I learned about a…uh….rather unusual exchange on the radio between Alan Colmes and “anti-abortion activist” Neal Horsley. You’ll probably have to see this to believe it:

Colmes: “You had sex with animals?”

Horsley: “Absolutely. I was a fool. When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule.”

Colmes: “I’m not so sure that is so.”

Horsley: “You didn’t grow up on a farm in Georgia, did you?”

Colmes: “Are you suggesting that everybody who grows up on a farm in Georgia has a mule as a girlfriend?”

Horsley: It has historically been the case. You people are so far removed from the reality…Welcome to domestic life on the farm…”

Now, Horsley’s — Horsley, huh, huh, huh, huh — Horsley’s name didn’t ring a bell so I googled[2] him. Turns out he’s a wild-eyed lunatic[3] who advocates violence against abortionists.

Interestingly enough, almost every link I found to Horsley was from some left-wing website trying to paint him as some sort of representative of the Christian right despite the fact that as far as I can tell, he’s a nobody with no influence, no fans on the right, and almost nobody who agrees with his views.

So, can I make a suggestion to Mr. Horsley if he’s out there somewhere, if he somehow, some way finds out about this post? Do you want to know what you could really do to help make abortions more rare in this country? Do you know what would really help out? Now this may seem like a radical idea here, Neal, but keep an open mind and really consider it…ready — Ok, Neal, you should become a pro-choice advocate.

Now, I know that sounds a little crazy, a little out there, and I don’t want anyone to misunderstand: I don’t want you to trick anybody or try to dupe anyone. Neal, I want you to go out and sincerely do everything in your power to help make abortions more frequent. Support partial birth abortions, support abortions for underage kids without their parent’s permission, push for abortion on demand anywhere and everywhere people want it. Meanwhile, Neal, while you’re doing that — be yourself. Be you, just be yourself, man. Tell your mule stories, talk about hit lists for people who are pro-life, just do what you normally do, but for the other side.

Trust me, Neal, trust me, because I know what I’m talking about — there is nothing, absolutely nothing, that you could do that would be more helpful to those of us who are pro-life. Do it for the children, Neal, do it for the children!

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