"I've never seen a comic book with the phrase 'anal sodomy' in it before."

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Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Commissioner Brent Rinehart is facing a tough reelection campaign.  He's been accused of abusing his office for personal gain, and will go on trial in the fall on felony campaign finance charges.  But apparently, this is all a conspiracy of homosexuals, liberal do gooders, and good ol' boys to force Rinehart out of office.  Rinehart lays out his case in a comic book he's sending out to voters, which—you may be surprised to learn—he wrote and illustrated himself.

AP coverage here.   And here are a couple of sample pages from Rinehart's masterpiece:

 

 

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  1. ‘BRETT’ SHOULD BE ‘BRENT’

    JUST SAYIN…

  2. I like that he’s realized that the Peter Pan/Toga-wearing Greek coalition is out to get him. If only more politicians were so insightful!

    And is that Pan Pangenitor with the “I want to be a Boy Scout leader” sign?

  3. I think you were trying to make fun of his art, but it actually looks pretty decent to me. At least, it doesn’t look like he hired Christian W. Chandler to illustrate them.

  4. Outsider art!

  5. He’s no Jack Chick

  6. He’s no Jack Chick

    No shit. It’s not just bent beyond reason, but it’s also *poorly drawn*. And that’s just sad.

  7. Hilarious stuff. He should put out more comics!

  8. *cough* tip *cough*

  9. He’s no Jack Chick

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who thought of Jack Chick.

  10. $5 says he’s a gay in denial.

  11. this is simply too awesome to be true…..

  12. You’re all pedifiles

  13. “Your husband’s work is what we call ‘outsider art.’ It could be by a mental patient, or a hillbilly, or a chimpanzee.”

    I would support a law to make all candidates write and draw their own issue-position comic. If they are going to insist on having elections, they might as well be forced to make them entertaining.

    And the “We’re Here, We’re Queer” sign-holder is dressed like Peter Pan. No wonder those kids were his “Lost Boys.” And Jami Gertz was never attractive.

  14. If you flip through the comic book fast it would be like a remake of “Clash of the Titans”! Release the Kraken!

  15. Love the bucktooth demon!

  16. “Brent ask’s to many questions.”
    That’s got to be satire.

  17. Maybe The New Yorker is behind it.

  18. a conspiracy of homosexuals, liberal do gooders, and good ol’ boys to force Rinehart out of office.

    Because, in a Bible Belt state like Oklahoma, good ol’ boys and homosexuals conspire alla the time.

  19. R C Dean,

    He’s just taking a more coded meaning of “Old Boy’s Club.” It’s a geriatric swinger’s club. If you’re balls don’t hang down to thrice the length of your penis, you can’t join.

  20. Or maybe The Oklahoma Citian.

  21. you’re -> your

    Duckfucker.

  22. Maybe The New Yorker is behind it.

    If they are it’s the most awesomest satire yet. And subtle!
    You can barely make out Obama in the second panel.

  23. SugarFree, you obviously never had a crush on Muffy Tepperman.

    Super Soakers at dawn, sir!

    Kevin

  24. I would support a law to make all candidates write and draw their own issue-position comic.

    Capital idea! The only drawback is that within four years politicians would develop their comic creating skills like they do their public speaking skills. And we’d have a bunch of slick looking comics devoid of content.

    So, what we need is some kind of random requirement. Like one month before the election, the candidate would be required to author and illustrate a comic, write and direct a movie, compose and sing a song, or choreograph and perform an interpretive dance, as decided by lottery.

  25. Maybe The New Yorker is behind it.

    This is very irresponsible of them. People might get the wrong idea and think it’s ok to mock this guy.

  26. SugarFree – maybe you should get a job writing Brent Tracts.

  27. Dude misspelled pedophile not once, but twice. And differently both times. He’s definitely the kinda brain trust I’d like representing me in office.

    And, “we’re here, we’re queer, get use to it”??

    The obvious raving lunacy aside, this guy’s barely literate.

  28. Rinehart lays out his case in a comic book he’s sending out to voters, which-you may be surprised to learn-he wrote and illustrated himself.

    Actually on the last page it says “Art by: Shane Suiters”.

    See also this article

    Rinehart said he spent two months writing the comic. He said his friend Shane Suiters did the illustrations. Rinehart wouldn’t say who is managing his campaign, and wouldn’t say if he’s running it himself.

    … so maybe a little less awesome. but still AWESOME.

  29. You’re all pedifiles

    You got me. I’ve been alphabetizing feet all damn day.

  30. So how much will these things go for on Ebay? I need to get my hands on one.

  31. Maybe The New Yorker is behind it.

    This is very irresponsible of them. People might get the wrong idea and think it’s ok to mock this guy.

    I think it’s obvious that the real problem with this comic is not only that its satire is less-than obvious, but that it could be making fun of people in “flyover states.”

  32. proper spelling is effeminate, didn’t you get the memo?

  33. maybe you should get a job writing Brent Tracts

    Only if I can start with the issue that covers how Internet commenters who hide behind ridiculous aliases like “Citizen Nothing” and “Episiarch” and “SugarFree” are destroying America’s ability to stem the tide of homosexual Muslim Mexicans that come here to steal our jobs, make fun of Jesus, and run off with the anal virginity of our male childrens!

  34. J sub D,

    You’re all pedifiles

    You got me. I’ve been alphabetizing feet all damn day.

    I was going to go with a reference to that disgusting looking footcare product the PedEgg. If you’ve never seen the infomercial, you’re a lucky, lucky man.

  35. We are offended, just in case.

  36. One funny thing about the art work is that I can swear that those gay protestors are tracings. He stole those from the internet.

    Except for the limp-wristed one; the artist did that himself.

    There’s actually a figure with a limp wrist. That is too hysterical.

    But remember – this comic book isn’t offensive, because we’re laughing at it. Since we are getting amusement out of it, and since the meaning of the piece is constructed by our interaction with the material, these guys are comic geniuses, and not homophobic morons.

  37. I wonder if a pedifile is what you need before you get a pedicure.

  38. I’d like to make a joke about this guy but how can I top his own work?

  39. the PedEgg

    I saw that one. Smoother feet and Parmesan cheese in one handy device.

  40. Perception is everything, Fluffy.

  41. I saw that one. Smoother feet and Parmesan cheese in one handy device.

    Me, I thought it looked like a container full of dandruff.

  42. I would support a law to make all candidates write and draw their own issue-position comic. – SugarFree

    That would make this supporter of Neal Adams very happy.

    We H&Rers might be thumping for President Ditko!

    Kevin

  43. Me, I thought it looked like a container full of dandruff.

    The gourmet palate doesn’t make such false distinctions.

  44. He’s a fucking tracer.

  45. “If I can get the kids to believe homosexuality is normal!”

    Then what, Satan? C’mon, you’d think the Prince of Darkness could speak in complete sentences…

  46. omg

    …I kind of love it.

    It just looks like something you’ll someday see in a cartoon art musuem. It’s so folksy and old fashioned with the devil popping out of corners to state his goals – yet, anal sodomy and “pedefile’s”. If this were a webcomic I would read it every day.

  47. Satan, being an illegal immigrant, doesn’t speak standard English. (Where’s LoneWacko when you need him?)

  48. Looks like his gay assistant who flunked out of art school did this…

  49. Better than anything Rob Liefeld’s done.

  50. Fred Phelps meets Henry Darger…?

  51. What are the Vegas odds on this guy getting arrested for tapping feet in a men’s bathroom?

  52. “I’ve never seen a comic book with the phrase ‘anal sodomy’ in it before.”

  53. Holy crap, that didn’t work. Take two:

    “I’ve never seen a comic book with the phrase ‘anal sodomy’ in it before.” –I take it he missed Identity Crisis. ZING!

  54. What. The. Fuck.

  55. (Hit & Run doesn’t like the “open pointy parenthesis-dash-dash” arrow, apparently.)

  56. It’s time to just divide this country up. Some don’t want homosexuals in their communities, and it’s intolerant to tell them their religion or preference is wrong.

    At the same time, I’d rather live in a place that tolerates non-perverts, including homosexuals. We can’t all fit in the same country, me and these religious people.

    Pluralism just doesn’t work.

  57. Jesus…this comic’s wordier than a Brian Michael Bendis book.

  58. That’s just sad, seriously. The really disturbing part is the guy actually is being serious.

    As for the anal sodomy, I guess homosexual oral sodomy is ok with the guy?

  59. Can you post the entire book or at least a link to it?

  60. The comic was great, but isn’t anal sodomy redundant….????

  61. If not for the kooky gay agenda crap, this guy isn’t half bad. He’s bragging that his own budget was cut in half. I haven’t seen that from too many “conservatives” recently.

    That kooky gay agenda crap is a deal breaker though.

  62. Maybe he was worried the meaning wouldn’t carry without a little redundancy.

  63. If not for the kooky gay agenda crap, this guy isn’t half bad. He’s bragging that his own budget was cut in half. I haven’t seen that from too many “conservatives” recently.

    That kooky gay agenda crap is a deal breaker though.

    Indeed, a chunk of the comic is pretty decent. The big problem for is I can’t really trust him nor that he’s telling the truth because of the other crap.

  64. I think it’s obvious that the real problem with this comic is not only that its satire is less-than obvious, but that it could be making fun of people in “flyover states.”

    I’ll try to get worked up about it after lunch.

  65. “The obvious raving lunacy aside, this guy’s barely literate.”

    What do you expect? The guy’s from Oklahoma…ever been through there? It’s all red mud and permanent ineffective road construction.

    Fred Phelps meets Henry Darger…?

    The difference being that the people of Kansas generally hate Fred Phelps and wouldn’t think of putting him into any elected office. It was Kansas that disbarred him, after all.

  66. The comic was great, but isn’t anal sodomy redundant….????

    No. Sodomy covers everything except penis vagina interaction.

    “It’s time to just divide this country up. Some don’t want homosexuals in their communities, and it’s intolerant to tell them their religion or preference is wrong.”

    Living in a community doesn’t mean that you own the community; your rights extend to a point and your neighbor’s rights extend to a point. I don’t have to say that your religion or preference is wrong, just that it’s irrelevant to whether I sell my oklahoma house to my gay friend. It’s the same business as how Muslim fundamentalists thinking that nonmuslims shouldn’t exist in the world doesn’t mean that they get to blow us up; they don’t own the world.

  67. The comic was great, but isn’t anal sodomy redundant….????

    No. There is also oral sodomy.

  68. So — think he’ll get reelected?

  69. The woman with the beehive hairdo looks kinda like Tammy Faye Baker/Messner

  70. The homosexual in the toga and carrying the “Jim Roth is Our Leader” sign is also pictured above that as the Boy Scout leader trying to drag the lil’ boy scout out of the woods. He’s wearing the toga in that scene as well. Now, if the Boy Scouts are going to let the anal sodomy thing slide, at the least they should reprimand this “pedifile” for not wearing the proper Scout uniform. The toga and laurel wreath are not standard issued uni’s.

    If the comic book doesn’t take off, just print up some copies and give it to a local diner. They can use it a placemat, and the kids can even be given crayons to color it in.

  71. For some reason, the thing that really makes it for me is that he misspells “pedophile” *two different ways* in the span of two pages.

  72. If this were a JTC tract, the gays and liberal do-gooders would die some in some horribly violent way, with the last panel showing Satan buggering them with a pickfork.

  73. You know, aside from his “The Gays are out to get me complex”, his excerpted track record is everything a small government guy could want. Too bad he’s a homophobic asshat.

  74. it must be awesome to have a brain that makes lsd for you and doesn’t require those pesky black markets or periods of sober reflection.

  75. Wow. Being both near illiterate and claiming good ol’ boys love the gays…

    Does he make any sense?

  76. The may be some references to it in some of Reason contributor and Ink Stud Peter Bagge’s beloved Martini Baton strip!

  77. SugarFree says: “I would support a law to make all candidates write and draw their own issue-position comic.”

    Capital idea! Though I wouldn’t force the candidate to actually do that. Reinhart’s drawing makes my hair hurt. Outsourcing it to staff is inevitable. More jobs jobs jobs for art majors!

    SugarFree also says: “And Jami Gertz was never attractive.”

    Sadly, this your downfall.

  78. Sadly, this your downfall.

    Fair minds can disagree. New Jersey boardwalk skank never did much for me. (And, really, it’s her voice that always did me in…)

  79. He’s a cartoonist and a cartoon.

  80. He left “the Jews” off the list of those who are coming after him, kind of surprise by that omission.

    The sad thing is, that comic may actually help his campaign in OK.

  81. What I learned from this comic: Brent is gay.

  82. Aw, hell, it’s for real!

    How embarrassing…

  83. Apperently, in addition to all the other wierdness, Oklahoma contains plenty of hitchhiking gay rights advocates with freakishly large heads.

  84. He has at least gotten rid of the waxed mustache he wore when he was first elected…

  85. I impressed with how many different ways he can misspell “pedophile.”

  86. Don’t forget “Roads Scholar”.

  87. i’ve never seen a comic book with the phrase ‘anal sodomy’ in it before

    read zap, or some fabulous furry freak bros.

  88. He’s right, you know. The institution of anal sodomy is sacred. It should only take place between one man and one woman. Allowing homosexuals and “pedifiles” to do it cheapens the institution.

  89. The comic was great, but isn’t anal sodomy redundant….????

    Sure, after the first time.

  90. Discuss.

  91. is a pedifile like a pdf?

    $10 says he wears women’s clothing when he goes home at the end of the day.

  92. This is the greatest comments thread EVER. The stomach-clutching laughter does NOT help the hangover.

  93. Did anyone notice The 2 “Trench Coat’s” (on page 6) by the light pole are in “Black Face” and white gloves? I guess he is hoping to get the ACLU on his case too?

    http://downloads.newsok.com/documents/rinehartcartoon.pdf

  94. Just watched a Brent Rinehart clip at YouTube. Aren’t suspenders supposed to represent an unresolved castration complex?

  95. Wow, this guy’s a complete idiot. And sis ignorant, misinformed opinions are given even more weight by his inability even SPELL pedophile.

  96. First they outlaw those tools that shave your callouses off. Now they don’t want us to have pedifiles?!?

    I may have to go without sandals this year!

  97. This is the Real Gay Agenda, folks! Beware! Bewaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrreeee!

    3:33 p.m. Assume complete control of the U.S., state, and local governments (in addition to other nations’ governments); destroy all healthy Christian marriages; recruit all children grades Kindergarten through 12 into your amoral, filthy lifestyle; secure complete control of the media, starting with sitcoms; molest innocent children; give AIDS to as many people as you can; host a pornographic “art” exhibit at your local art museum; and turn people away from Jesus, causing them to burn forever in Hell.

    http://www.bettybowers.com/homoagenda.html

  98. Dana

    And they need to get all of that done in less than an hour and a half. Because the rest of the gay agenda is as follows:

    5pm: Redecorate the nation’s living rooms.

    6pm: Impose legislation requiring that all public servants wear highly fashionable uniforms while on the job.

    7pm: Watch “Will and Grace”

    Then they have a break until…

    10pm: Discuss further plans for world domination over Margaritas

  99. > “I’ve never seen a comic book with the phrase ‘anal sodomy in it before…'”

    Clearly, you’re reading the wrong comic books.

  100. Is it still 1935 in Oklahoma? How embarrassing!

  101. Thank God, this guy has finally managed to nail himself to his own cross!
    I’ve been waiting for this day for quite some time.
    He will be gone soon.
    As an Oklahoman, I feel ashamed that one of our mental patients has managed to parade about our streets, duping unsuspecting citizens into thinking he’s some sort of politician.
    I apologize to the entire country and we hope to capture Brent very soon and put him back in the mental hospital to continue he treatment.
    Again, we as Oklahomans are very sorry for this incident and the damage it has caused our state.

  102. Has anybody else noticed the narrator guy has a really creepy perma-smile, like somebody passing out Tony Alamo tracts?

  103. Wow. The LSD comment above was spot on; is that a thalidomide angel or what? Now I’m afraid to close my eyes…

    I wish someone would post a link to the county handbook — I’d like to see the homosexual preferences that Brent couldn’t get taken out. I doubt that my county even has a handbook, let alone one w/ any “preferences”…

  104. 1) This was not a joke. This is at least the third time in the past 15 years or so that Rhinehart’s political consultants have gone “comic book” in their campaigns — and the second time that the Boy Scouts and the “gay agenda” has been a central theme.

    2) Rhinehart will be defeated in the Republican primary in a 9 days. He is a joke even here in Oklahoma.

    3) I’m so sad that he did not include his trademarked porn star mustache in the comic book.

    4) The only reason his budget was cut is that the rest of the county leadership took over large portions because he was doing politicla favors for donors.

    5)I need to find the link, but in one instance a reporter asked one of those receiving special favors from Rhinehart about their relationship, and the guy responded “I don’t know who he is” — yet over his shoulder was a framed photograph of the two of them together.

  105. DC should totally put this guy on Batman after Grant Morrison leaves.

  106. Does the comic book presentation indicate an Oklahoman tendency towards simplistic communication?

  107. This comic book is for adults, for children would not understand it. If this comic book is about the truth as Brent Rinehart claims it is then let us take a closer look at the title of your article.
    Anal sodomy:
    Isn’t that the way male homosexuals have intercourse.
    Is it digging into your lover’s bowels the natural way for humans to have intercourse?
    Isn’t that unfortunately the way in which AIDS was able to spread as fast as it did?
    No one is trying to tell homosexuals that they cannot choose that way of life. We are fighting those who are telling us that “blowing your nose thru your ears is natural”. Homosexuality is a disease and homosexuals are trying to create an epidemic. Come to grips with the reality that homosexuality is an abnormality and a sadly unfortunate way of life for those who cannot see it that way.
    Good job Brent

  108. P alfonso- you do a good parody of a Right Wing loser.

  109. tomcady: “Does the comic book presentation indicate an Oklahoman tendency towards simplistic communication?”

    Weeellll, I do remember something rather similar appearing regularly in Oklahoma chess bulletins twenty-five years ago . . .

    It raised such a ruckus among the locals, I think the artist finally stopped playing and dropped out of sight . . .

    Maybe he went into county politics.

    Wouldn’t be the first time.

  110. “Blowing your nose thru your ears”?

    Oh, and regarding the gay agenda — y’all forgot — they’re bringing back disco, too.

    Obie

  111. What a douchebag!

  112. How long until this guy gets busted picking up tranny hookers at a truck stop?

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