Gordo Runs for Office

Our old friend Gordon Klingenschmitt is running for public office! He announced that he is running for the Colorado state house from District 15. It isn’t clear to me whether he’s running as a Republican, an independent or on some third party ticket, but he has a website and a video introducing himself.

httpv://youtu.be/zgVLASl1FtA

This is gonna be a lot of fun to watch.

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  • http://chillireception.blogspot.com/ Avenel

    House district 15 is the northeastern side of Colorado Springs. Pretty heavily laden with hardcore evangelicals. He will be up against Minority Leader Mark Waller.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “Gordon Kilingenschmitt, PhD”

    Hmm, I wonder why that doesn’t include, Lt. USN(MfMLoJ!*)

    And this:

    http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/persecuted-christian-navy-chaplain-bi

    has information that I was totally unaware of:

    “And he didn’t walk away from his pension, as he claims. He tried to cut a deal with the Navy to keep it, and they said no. His lies are enough to make Jesus weep.

    Via Irregular Times, Captain Norm Holcomb (a fundamentalist Christian himself), says:

    I was the dishonored ex-chaplain’s supervisor for the past 2 years. I found him to be totally untruthful, unethical and insubordinate. He was and is contemptuous of all authority. He was not court martialed for praying in Jesus’ name. I sent him out in uniform every week to pray at various ceremonies and functions. He always prayed in uniform and in Jesus’ name. He was never told that he could not pray in Jesus’ name. In fact, the issue of prayer had nothing at all to do with his dismissal from the Navy. He disobeyed the lawful order of a senior officer. I am sure that you understand that Navy Regulations forbid any of us, regardless of rank or position, to appear in uniform in support of any political or partisan event.

    […] He appeared in direct support of a political event, demonstrating contempt for the order of his Commanding Officer and Naval Regulations that we all swear that we will abide by…. The ex-chaplain is a man without honor and you have accepted his story and in doing so you have had “the wool pulled over your eyes.”

    This is the same Capt. Norm Holcomb that used to comment here? If so I just totally missed that he was Klingie’s supervisor for two years.

    These guys:

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/10/23/psycho-preacher-announces-bid-colorado-house-seat-video/

    are calling him, “Dr. Chaps”, that sounds schadenfreudelishis but it’s prolly just a contraction of “chaplain”

    * Martyred for My Love of JESUS!

  • colnago80

    Re democommie @ #2

    Yes, it is the same Norm Holcomb.

  • blf

    The summary from Encyclopedia of American Loons — #215, Gordon Klingenschmitt:

    … Batshit crazy raging fundamentalist and nutjob (and Liar for Jesus). Probably too insane to be any real danger, but one never knows.

    Although this entry in the Encyclopedia is surprisingly short, both it and the comments are well worth a read. (Severe giggle fits may ensure. Suggest ingesting any food or drink before reading, since sticky screens and keyboards and desks and opposite walls and passers-by and approaching alien spacecraft are not as amusing.)

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    @3:

    Did we know that at the time? I had a few disagreements with Capt. Holcomb, early on, but found him to be a thoughtful and reasonable commenter. The C&L piece that I linked to said that he was also a fundie; I never got that impression from his comments or even his style of commenting. I might have missed it, starry-eyed optimist that I am, but I don’t think I did.

  • Michael Heath

    My memory of Norm Holcomb commenting here is that in no way was he a fundamentalist, neither by denomination, beliefs, political ideology, political affiliation, or how he thought. He was a Christian, but not a fundie.

  • bushrat

    I’m sorry Dr/Mr. Klingonshit or whatever your name is, I only vote for people with names that are less than a foot long and that don’t bring images of screaming Hitler rallies to mind.

  • colnago80

    Re democommie @ #5

    Yes, we knew it at the time. In fact, in several comments, he described his interactions with Klingenschmuck, which were not salubrious in the slightest. In fact, I commented at the time that Rev. Holcomb’s patience with Klingenschmuck was quite above and beyond the call of duty.

  • http://yourownrisk.wordpress.com Squiddhartha

    Sadly(?), I live a good deal north of there, so I can’t vote against the guy.

    bushrat, if I had my mother’s surname instead of my father’s, it would be a foot long and German. Wouldn’t make me a Nazi. Detest the guy for his positions, not his name.

    democommie, yeah, when Capt. Holcomb was commenting, it was pretty clear that he’d been Klingenschmitt’s boss, much to his dismay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730511544 billdaniels

    One of the commenters on the Crooks and Liars article said that he saw Klingonshit in a pub with two teenage boys. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but it is not at all surprising.

    Gordo started out as a chaplain of the Evangelical Episcopal Church, a crazy off-shoot of the Episcopal Church. They dumped him and then he was sponsored by some Full Gospel organization.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “said that he saw Klingonshit in a pub with two teenage boys.”

    Well, if somebody told me that OuttahisGourd-O had a lot of baggage it wouldn’t be a surprise–but TWO luggage handlers?

    colnago80 and others:

    Thanks for the info on Capt. Holcomb. As Humphrey Bogart is quoted as saying, on his deathbed, “I should never have switched from Scotch to martinis.”. Actually, it was prolly the brown acid that did me in.

  • matty1

    One of the commenters on the Crooks and Liars article said that he saw Klingonshit in a pub with two teenage boys. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but it is not at all surprising.

    There is a rumour on the web that in the early 90’s he spent a lot of time with Glen Beck, round about the time of the never solved murder of a young girl. Pure coincidence of course but it does make you think.