Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Are Obama and Emanuel Members of Gay Club in Chicago?

There are stories "out there" which claim that Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel were (still are?) long-time members of a gay bath house club on Chicago's Uptown neighborhood.

The club is Man's Country, located at 5017 North Clark Street. That's in the 46th Aldermanic Ward. Note: That area is also referred to by some, incorrectly, as Andersonville. Some writers have incorrectly said that Man's Country is in Boystown (East Lakeview). To repeat, it is in Uptown.

Note: This post contains references and links to adult sexual topics, including sado-masochism and homosexuality. If you can't handle that, stop reading now.

"Why Obama is Subjected To Blackmails" is the title of a piece that was posted on August 8, 2010 by Wayne Madsen on OpinionMaker.

An excerpt:

Man's Country, Chicago
What did Rahm and Barack do here?
President Obama and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city.

The bath house, Man’s Country, caters to older white men and it has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s “grand old bathhouses.” WMR was told by sources who are familiar with the bath house that it provides one-year “lifetime” memberships to paying customers and that the club’s computerized files and pre-computer paper files, include membership information for both Obama and Emanuel. The data is as anonymized as possible for confidentiality purposes. However, sources close to “Man’s Country” believe the U.S. Secret Service has purged the computer and filing cabinet files of the membership data on Obama and Emanuel.

Before you start calling this nothing more than right-wing lies, conspiracy theory or whatever, consider this: There are plenty of reputable journalistic outlets that have written about Democrat politicians and their involvement with Man's Country.

The Chicago Reader is one of those news outlets, and they wrote about the owner of Man's Country, Joe Laiacona (photo), on Nov. 19, 2009.

Laiacona is, among other things, a Democrat, gay, and a "leather master." When performing as a leather master at night, he uses the name "Jack Rinella." He has published seven books on BDSM (bondage, domination, sado-masochism) and role playing under as Jack Rinella, which are listed on his leatherviews.com website (adult material).

Laiacona also wrote a column called "Leather Views" for a local gay tabloid for 16 years. He's also very politically tied in. He ran for state representative of the 40th District against incumbent Deb Mell. He lost in the February, 2010 election. Mell, who is also gay, is the sister of Rod Blagojevich's wife Patti.

The Reader article, "A Kink in the Campaign," noted the following about Laiacona while the campaign was still ongoing (my emphasis added):

Laiacona's campaign is headquartered at the home he shares with Herlihy. A campaign poster hangs in the large front window of the modest white house. Inside, the dining room table is covered in stacks of envelopes and flyers.

As part of his fund-raising efforts, Laiacona is reaching out to fellow sadomasochists. He hasn't said what he would do specifically for the community if elected, though he has referred to "antiquated laws" that, if enforced, could be used against it. But he says he raised $1,800 at one leather party, and he pitched members of the Next Generation Chicago, a pansexual BDSM group for the 18-34 set, at one of their meetings at the Leather Archives & Museum in Rogers Park. He's also used his column to enlist supporters by drawing parallels between being a reformer and a practitioner of sadomasochism. Full article at The Chicago Reader...

As stated, Laiacona is a Democrat, and he is popular among members of his party. Suzanne Elder, for example, is a chum. Elder ran unsuccessfully for state rep against Heather Steans in the 7th District a couple of years ago. In December 2009, Elder sent the leather master his "best birthday greeting," and followed up with, "Let's make a time to chat. I may be able to help you for a short period. I can put together some analytics and a canvassing and field plan for you."

During his campaign against Mell, Laiacona was endorsed by the Illinois Education Association. Think about that: A teachers' union endorsing an instructor of dungeon ettiquette and practitioner of sadomasochism.

Back to Obama and Emanuel. The point of telling you about Joe Laiacona, the owner of Man's Country, is to illustrate his involvement in Chicago Democrat politics. It makes the stories about homosexual trysts between Obama, Emanuel and who-knows-who else more credible.

More from the Opinion Maker article (emphasis added):

Sources in Chicago’s gay community report that Obama was attracted to Man’s Country’s older white clientele because he generally enjoys being fellated by older white men. Obama would regularly be seen at Man’s Country on Wednesdays.

Obama reportedly has never engaged in reciprocal activity. The sources also confirm the allegations made during the 2008 campaign by Larry Sinclair, a Chicago visitor who revealed that in 1999 he engaged in such oral sex activity and crack cocaine use with then-State senator Obama on two occasions, once in the back of a Chicago limousine operated by Five Star Limousine Service, and the other at a Chicago area motel, the Comfort Suites in Gurnee, Illinois.

Watch a video of Larry Sinclair's press conference before the National Press Club. Also watch a video made by Sinclair himself, in which he describes his limousine sexual experience with Barack Obama. In November of 1999, "Mr. Obama acquired powder cocaine for my use, crack cocaine for his use," says Sinclair on camera. "I performed oral sex on Senator Obama," he goes on to say, "who at the time was a state representative." Sinclair says that they had a similar encounter in a Gurnee, IL hotel room "two days later." 

So, did Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama have gay sex encounters at Man's Country? The jury is still out on that. The cirmcumstantial evidence, however, is compelling and demands further inquiry. The issue is not homosexuality. If true, the Man's Country connection - along with the accusations by Larry Sinclair - indicate a pattern of untruthful behavior by Obama: Adultery, lying to cover up the adultery, lying to cover up the drug use, and more. If true, it shows that Obama hasn't got the courage to present himself honestly to the voters. Say what you will about Joe Laiacona. Whether you do or don't approve of his lifestyle, you have to admit he's honest about it.

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