Our tale begins in 2007 with an $800,000 federal grant to the Elizabeth New Life Center so they could tell our little boys and girls not to have sex. ENLC gave some of the grant money to Derek Dye, aka Derek the Abstinence Clown, so he could travel to middle schools in Ohio and do some juggling and warn the kids about how putting Mr. Peter in Miss Hoo-Hah made the baby Jesus cry. In January 2009 a blogger named Joe Sonka got word from the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland and put up a blog post about Derek the Federally Funded Abstinence Clown. Joe contacted Pam Spaulding at Pandagon, and she also wrote a post about Derek. Both posts included actual video footage of Derek the Federally Funded Abstinence Clown doing his abstinence clown act. The video made it to YouTube and went viral, at which point both Derek the Federally Funded Abstinence Clown and the ENLC freaked out. Apparently, they didn't want people actually seeing what their tax dollars were paying for, so Derek petitioned YouTube to yank the video, citing "copyright violations", and the ENLC's Kevin Freckman emailed Sonka, demanding that he take down the video from his blog.
Well, Markos Moulitsas, Lord of the Great Orange Satan, eats punks like Freckman for lunch, so he was quick to post the video to the front page of the GOS and dare Derek and the ENLC to do their worst. As a devoted minion of Lord Markos, I must and will emulate his defiance, and post the video here as well. Not only will this up my badass liberal blogger quotient, it'll give me the opportunity to embed a video, which is something I've never done before. Let's give it a whirl:
There we go! Enjoy, folks, the sight of Your Tax Dollars At Work.