Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Anti-Gay Lawmaker Retaliates Against Press

It's been a while since I wrote about the Sanctimonious State Senator, Jeff Miller (Cleveland). Miller is the anti-gay senator who crusades tirelessly to rid this state of gays and lesbians. He is the senator most responsible for getting the anti same-sex marriage bill on the ballot (2006) in Tennessee. Miller is also the senator who sought to prove his heterosexuality by growing a beard -- shortly after it was revealed that he has a gay brother.

After preaching endlessly about the need to keep marriage pure and sacred by keeping it for heterosexuals only, many of us were startled when the lawmaker's wife sued for divorce, and charged that Miller was cheating on her.

Ah, but the holier-than-thou crusading lawmaker has since found someone new to persecute. Not content to confine himself to the persecution of gays and lesbians, Miller is now crusading against the First Amendment right to freedom of the press. The sanctimous lawmaker has a problem with a newspapers that dare to criticize or mock him.

In a story in the Bradley News Weekly, entitled, The Jeffster Gets Ugly, Barry Graham reports:

So, it seems Jeff Miller didn't like our cover story about him a couple weeks ago. We discovered today that he's threatening our advertisers. Bad boy, Jeffy. Remember how you tried to sponsor a bill to put us out of business? Don't you ever learn?

With Andy Wells in tow, armed with a camera, I went to the Sanctimonious Senator's office this afternoon, holding a copy of the threatening letter. He wasn't around, so I told his long-suffering secretary that we were doing a story for next week about how he's threatening businesses that advertise with us, and asking if he'd like to comment.

Here's what he wrote to our advertisers:

"Myself and many others are going to be watching in the next several weeks to identify and remember those in this community that wish to subsidize the destructive nature of this type of publication in our community."

What a guy. Well, Jeffy, you and your merry men may be watching our advertisers - but we are watching you.

Below is a scathing editorial that has the alleged hetero Miller in a tizzy. Kudos to the fearless Bradley News Weekly for proving that there is too a free and liberal press in this red state. And shame on you Sen. Miller for using the power accrued from your position as lawmaker to attempt to whip the press into line by assaulting their First Amendment right to mock and ridicule you.

Romance is Still Alive and Well in Cleveland

In this age of selfishness, we have to take our hats off to Senator Jeff Miller. Sure, he's useless as a public servant, since he doesn't show up at the Senate, and he's useless as a Delinquent Tax Attorney, since he doesn't show up in court when he's supposed to (though he still gets paid upwards of $70,000, so no harm done there)... but we can't deny that the guy knows how to treat a lady right.

Well, maybe not every lady. His soon-to-be-ex-wife probably doesn't appreciate how he's treated her. Most women don't appreciate their husbands espousing family values and then having an affair with one of their employees and then lying about it.

But, but, but... we're not going to be negative. Because, if you're not Mrs. Miller, the Senator knows a thing or two about romance. Lest you doubt us, consider what he did earlier this week. His divorce trial was supposed to start on Tuesday. We were looking forward to it, but apparently he wasn't. He didn't want to go to trial, and we can't say we blame him. He wasn't going to come out of it looking very good - especially if it's true that he was planning to represent himself, in which case a fool of a client would have had a fool of an attorney.

Anyway, Miller apparently decided to agree to settle with his wife, and was supposed to sign the divorce papers on Monday. And, when he came to town to take care of this business, who did he bring with him? His girlfriend. Jessa Fahey. The one he had an affair with. The lucky lady who's now his primary squeeze. . .

Also from the Bradley News Weekly: Miller Comes to Town with Girlfriend, Doesn't Get Divorced

More on Miller:

UPDATE: The WaPo has an AP story about the infamous Sanctimonious Senator from Cleveland, Tennessee.

Jeff Miller Makes DU's Top Ten Conservative Idiots
Jesus General: Homosexual marriage claims another victim
Canada Notes Miller's Hypocrisy

Guerilla Women Posts:

Sanctimonious Anti-Gay Senator Caught with Pants Down
More on Anti-Gay Sen. Jeff Miller . .
Sen. Jeff Miller's Hometown Newspaper . .
Holy Homosexuality! . .

Photo from the Bradley News Weekly