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« Reply #750 on: November 29, 2011, 08:03:20 am »
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Back in Pittsburgh:

Larry Watson is watching tv for news of the latest from the Westman fallout.  His wife is on the phone in the kitchen.  He thought he heard her crying awhile ago, but that was all too common lately.  The media, the bastards, weren't doing anything to stop the reactionary onslaught on his wife and his friend Scott Westman.  Apparently, because Scott and Laura dated awhile ago that gave the reactionary retards carte blanche to make up rumors about an affair.
Watson knew the whole story.  Scott and Laura dated for a period of less than a month in the period after Laura broke up with him in 1979 after he refused to quit drinking.  Apparently, according to Scott, when the two started making out on his couch Laura stopped because kissing Scott was like "kissing my brother".  After that the two split up and Scott told Watson that he was a dud with Laura and that Laura only had passion for Larry.
No contest.
Larry watches as footage of Westman campaigning in Montana with Laura beside him in Great Falls in Summer of '84.  He looks at a nearby picture of Scott Westman with Larry's middle child Sean.  Scott Westman is wearing a Santa Claus outfit that he was sporting on Christmas of last year.  Sean was two going on three back then.  The picture was a pretty interesting contrast: Westman with his still longish red hair and red and white Santa outfit, Sean with the green Elf outfit and short jet black hair.  Probably the best picture of Westman with one of his children.
Larry watches as footage from Ted Kennedy's funeral is played.  Suddenly, tears start welling up in Larry.
Why do they have to play this footage?  Don't they know that was one of the worst days of our lives?
Larry watches footage of Laura in black hugging Westman's arm as they approach Kennedy's wake.  That day had been horrible for Scott Westman.  Even to this day Westman felt he was to blame for Kennedy's death.  Even though he met Caroline at that funeral, that day was still a very sad one for Scott Westman.  He had a speech written out, but refrained from speaking it lest he turn into a bag of emotions on stage.
Larry hears his wife talking in the kitchen.  He hears a few words here and there while listening to the tv:
"priest"
"labor union demands"
"Did you see the new Scorsese film?"
Larry Watson didn't understand his wife's fascination with Martin Scorsese so he figured it was just another conversation with her mother or father.
Larry continues watching tv as an ad for Pepsi-Cola comes on.
Watson: Disgusting.
It was then that Watson heard those infamous words:
Laura: the more I think about it the more I am thankful it happened.
A few seconds go by.  And then he hears even more words:
Laura: He has your eyes.
As Watson turns back to the tv the news comes back on with a picture of Scott Westman behind his Governor's desk.  Another one comes up of his profile picture.  He looks there and then back at the picture of him with Sean.
He has your eyes.
My god.

Watson's heart rate increases to an uncomfortable level.  Suddenly, Watson has a pounding pain in his chest as he falls off the couch he was sitting on.
Watson: LAURA!!!!  MY CHEST!!!  IT HURTS SO DAMN MUCH!!!
Laura: Oh my god!  Listen I'll have to call you back later.  There is an emergency.  I THINK LARRY'S HAVING A HEART ATTACK!
Laura hangs up the phone and runs from the kitchen through the dining room and into the den where Larry is at.  She wraps her arms around him.
Laura: Darling....
Larry: What the hell are you doing?  Call 9-1-F***in1 now!!!!!!
Laura begins to cry as she runs back to the phone.  She picks it up and dials 911.
Operator: 9-1-1 Emergency.
Laura: MY HUSBAND, LARRY WATSON, IS HAVING A HEART ATTACK!  GET YOUR ASSES OVER HERE.....RIGHT NOW!!!
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« Reply #751 on: November 29, 2011, 08:29:46 am »
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« Reply #752 on: November 30, 2011, 11:31:16 am »
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Sex, violence and medicine.
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« Reply #753 on: November 30, 2011, 10:24:26 pm »
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My god.
Westman hangs up the phone.  Caroline looks at him, concerned.
Caroline: Honey?
Westman walks towards the bedroom and grabs a suitcase out form under the bed.
Westman: Pack up.  We got a flight to catch.

Four Hours Later
On board a private jet:

Caroline:
Unbelievable Scott.  Unbelievable!
Westman: Look, I know I haven't been straight forward-
Caroline: What?  You think I didn't know you were a sex addict?  Jesus.
Caroline gets out a Camel Gold cigarette and lights it.
Westman: Thanks for your support.
Caroline laughs.
Caroline: Don't give me too much credit.  My father was a friggin sex addict.  Difference is we have counseling available now days.
Westman: I can quit anytime.
Caroline breathes in some cigarette smokes.
Caroline: Yeah sure!  That's what all addicts say!
Westman brings out his own pack of Red Kamels and lights up.
Karl Herschelwitz comes in from the back and takes a seat with Caroline and Westman.
Herschelwitz: Well....it seems as though the domestic area is alright.
Caroline cracks up.
Caroline: Oh yeah we're great.  I'm just laughing off the fact that Scott got it on with Laura.  I mean that is just f***ing perfect isn't it?  So how was she Scott?
Westman: Damn it Carol we weren't even married back then.
Caroline: Oh I'm dead serious Scott.  I've always thought she was quite the looker.  Especially for you.  When you two got it on it must've been the hottest sex ever!
Westman: Woman this isn't funny-
Caroline: Oh yes it is!  You know just when I thought you had limits on your sex addiction I find out you slept with your best friend's wife!  That's quite hilarious!
Westman: Look, it was a very special moment between me and her.
Caroline: Just like me right?  Let me guess, you never made true love to any woman besides me and Laura.
Westman reflects for a second.
Westman: You know you're quite wrong really.  You forgot Catalina.
Caroline: Actually I was right.  She was a girl.  So how does it feel Scott?  Making true meaningful love to not only Caroline Kennedy but your best friend's girl?
Westman: What the hell do you want to hear from me Carol?
Caroline: Oh I just want to hear the truth, and nothing but it.  Because I only seem to hear about the truth AFTER it's happened.  And I am too damn tired of you thrusting your dick around like it's public property.  You're supposed to govern the people, Scott.  NOT GOVERN THEIR VAGINAS YOU HORNY SHORT DICKED BASTARD.
Karl puts his hands up.
Herschelwitz: She brings up a pretty good point man.  Hell Carol, you may be the most liberal spouse I've ever met in regards to this.  So man, level with us.....what happened?
Westman: Can't this wait until we're in Pittsburgh?
Caroline: Well, we chartered a f***ing private plane we might as well take advantage of it.  Nobody else is going to hear our conversation.  So honey (grabs Westman's hand).......how'd it go?
Westman: Well........I was taking a rest from campaigning for the US Senate in 1982-
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« Reply #754 on: December 02, 2011, 01:06:06 am »
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May 24th, 1982
Westman Estate
Near Somers, Montana:


Scott Westman is taking an afternoon nap on the couch when he hears the door ring.  He gets up and opens the door to find to his grand surprise Laura Watson.
Westman: Wow, this is a surprise!
Westman embraces Laura.  The two pull apart and Westman takes a full look at Laura Finney Watson.
Wow, she's even more beautiful than I remember her being three weeks ago.
Westman: Wow Laura, you look marvelous.
Laura: Thanks Scott!
Westman looks outside and sees an '82 Lexus.
Westman: So where is Larry and Robert?
Laura: Well Larry's parents have kidnapped the kid for the week and Larry is......well Larry's where he's always at.
Westman: Oh yes, the Democratic National Headquarters.  Word is he's been campaigning for other Democrats around the clock.  God bless his dedication.
This is a very bad situation Scott.
Laura: And I figured, since it's your birthday that one of us might as well come down here and wish you well.  It doesn't look like you've had a lot of company either though.  I wish I could've brought a present along-
Westman: Laura, seeing your pretty face is enough of a present for me.
Laura blushes.
Westman: Besides, I'm not really a birthday celebrating type.  There's plenty of open rooms for you to stay in while you're here.  Even in the basement.
Especially in the basement, Laura thought.  I guess Montana's education budget isn't what it used to be.  Seems construction crews don't know basic geometry, if these houses are any indicators.
Laura: Oh fun.
Westman: Brea will be hanging out with us later on.  But right now it's just you and me.  So make yourself some coffee or something and watch a little tv.  I've got a nap to finish.
Westman walks back into the living room and jumps back onto the couch he was resting on.
What a fascinating way to spend your birthday.  Sleeping on a couch!  Run out of pretty women to seduce, Scott?
Laura looks into the mirror at herself.  She was wearing a tan cowboy jacket (that Westman got her for Christmas '81) red and black wool flannel shirt and some Levi's jeans.  Up here in Montana, even as late in the Spring as late May, it was always friggin cold and dry.  Pittsburgh felt like Honolulu compared to Flathead Lake, Montana.  Back home in Pitts the high was 66 and the low was 46.  Right now, at 3:42 in the afternoon, Westman's thermometer read 45.
Westman, Montanan that he was, was resting in his house with the windows open wearing a white v-neck t-shirt and solid black pajama pants.  And the climate control in his house wasn't on at all.  His long red hair, his sexy mane of fire, was disheveled and he had an unkempt beard on his face.  He had all the essential qualities of a man who is ruggedly sexy by nature without even trying.
Laura Watson!
Laura regained herself and started moving her necessities into one of the many rooms in the house.
Coming here was a bad idea.
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« Reply #755 on: December 02, 2011, 09:42:33 am »
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What the hell is she doing here?
Scott Westman thought while he was resting.  Needless to say this situation made him feel a little uncomfortable.  Yes, a long time ago he dated Laura and it didn't work out at all.  However, the fact that romantic feelings existed between the two, even if for just a few weeks, made him feel very nerve racked.
God I need a drink.
Westman gets up off the couch and goes to the kitchen and pulls out a bottle of Feckin's and drinks a few ounces right out of the bottle.  Westman winces as the liquor burns his throat and chest.
Oh Jesus that burns!
Westman feels a little more relaxed but still the situation was nagging him to no end.
She's a married woman with a little boy.  What the hell is she doing here by herself?  My god, help me if something wrong goes on.
Westman picks up the phone and dials a number.  He hears a few rings before it picks up.
Nora: Hello?
Westman: Hey babe, it's me.
Nora: Oh hey Scott!  How's your birthday.
Westman: (laughs) Oh you won't believe what's happening right now.
Nora: What?  Is there a midget stripper in your apartment?
Westman laughs.
Westman: You know that if anybody gets naked in front of me I'll do more than stare at them.
Nora laughs.
Westman: Laura Watson is here.
Nora: What?
Westman: Laura Watson is at my house.
Nora: Is Larry and the kid with her?
Westman: No.
Nora: Today must be your lucky day Scott.  She's quite the looker.  Plus, you got to make up for that disappointment you were in '79.  She's probably there because she's in need of a long overdue schlonging.
Westman: NORA!!!!
Nora: Oh come on Scott.  Look at her.  Laura Watson is fine, she is so hot, so scaldingly sexy that I fantasize about her.  And I'm nowhere near being a lesbian.
Westman: Dear lord woman, you're disgusting.
Nora: Why are you being such a moralist about this Scott?  You've probably slept with hundreds of girls....and women....and now you're having an ethical crisis here?
Westman: Those women weren't married to a good friend, asshole.
Nora: Well then don't think about it as screwing behind Larry's back.  Just think about it as showing your best friend's girl the love she really deserves from you.
Westman: No.  I won't.  What're you doing?
Nora: I'm just at a friend's place-
Westman: I'd really like to see you Nora.  I'd like you to come over.
There is apprehension on the other end.
Nora: I'm not really sure I should Scott......
Westman: (voice of longing) I haven't seen you in over a year Nora.
Nora: I don't think it's a good idea if we see each other Scott......
Westman: Please, I need somebody else besides Brea here with Laura staying.  It'll keep me sane for the time being.
There is a few seconds of silence on the other end.
Nora: Alright fine.
Phone hangs up.
Westman goes back and sits down on the couch.  A few seconds later Laura walks into the room and sits down right next to him.  On reflex Westman's arm falls on her shoulder.  Laura smiles.
Laura: You're looking really healthy Scott.  You seeing anybody?
Dear Jesus, not now.
Westman shifts his legs to decrease visibility.
Westman: Well me and Caroline seem to be going steady.
Laura: Good.  Good.  That's really great.  So what's on the agenda tonight?
Westman: Well Brea and Nora are coming over so you might want to get prepared you know take a shower or what not.  Maybe go to a fine sit down restaurant later on and then a movie.  Until then, we can watch tv.
Laura: Fun..........
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« Reply #756 on: December 05, 2011, 03:42:34 pm »
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Later
A little past midnight:


Laura Watson couldn't sleep.  She had spent the night hanging out with the Westmans in Kalispell at the Roxy Tails Casino and Bar before going to see a movie at the local theater.  While at the theater Westman put his arm around her.
A most ungentlemanly act.
What was disturbing her though wasn't that he put his arm around her (a married woman) but that she didn't resist.  In fact, she leaned against him for more than half the movie.  He was really warm and smelled really nice.  Davidoff perhaps?
She didn't know why she didn't resist.  Perhaps some kind of longing?  Of something that never was but could've been?
You're a married woman damn it!  Don't think that way!
If you're so insistent on being married why the hell did you visit a single, very attractive man like Scott Westman.....by yourself?  On his birthday no less?
Was it to represent your family?
Or was it for companionship?

Laura: That's not fair.
Laura reflects more on her inner thoughts.  Why did she come here anyway?  She didn't even bring Scott a present or bring Robert to see him.
Maybe because you are the present?
No damn it!  What's wrong with you!?
Think of your family.
............think for yourself for once, damn it.

Laura: I think I will............
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« Reply #757 on: December 05, 2011, 04:21:11 pm »
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You're catching up to my timeline in pages. That means I'll have to speed up my writing.
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« Reply #758 on: December 06, 2011, 05:53:11 pm »
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April 9th, 1941
Washington D.C.:


US Senator William "Willie" Westman (D-NY) is walking out of the Capitol Building when he is barraged by reporters.
Reporter: Sir is it true that you have been having affairs with various congressional pages?  Some as young as 16 years old?
Westman: Haha I wish!
Reporter: So are you saying you did or you didn't?
Westman: This is absolutely rigoddamdiculous.  If all you are going to do is repeat Rooseveltarian lies to bury his opponents you better do a better job than that.
Reporter: What about reports of Senator Walsh being a homosexual?
William Westman turns towards the reporter and glares at him.
Westman: I'm sorry, what?
Reporter: It's all over the news.  Apparently Senator Walsh has been reported to visit male brothels and massage parlors in DC-
Westman:....oh yeah and I bet that asshole Roosevelt thinks it's legitimate right?
Reporter nods.
Westman: You tell our President, our goddamned Democratic President, that burying members of his own party with outrageous lies like that is a reflection on his poor character.  But then what do I expect?  Franklin Roosevelt is perhaps an even worse President than Herbert Hoover, a man who might've been dumb but at least an honest decent person.
Reporter: Alright Senator, thanks for your ti-
Westman: Wait!  I'm not finished damn you!  I think it's a damn shame that we have a President, especially a Democratic President, the President hailing from a political party that is supposed to represent the people, bastardizing the idea of American government into a near fascist tyranny that would make Mussolini blush!
Reporter: Okay sir that's en-
Westman: -instead of looking out for the poor and the disenfranchised he has taken up the cause of northeastern blueblooded statism!  When we elected a President from New York I expected a fighter for the working classes.  Instead what we got was a wannabe WASP intellectual from Hyde Park who likes to stroll around with monocle glasses, smoking faggy cigars, and destroying the reputation of fellow Democrats to appease the bastards who brought Republican Socialism into our party.  Now I'm finished!

In a classroom in 1964
Teacher:
As you can see, there were some Democrats who were strongly opposed to Roosevelt on a completely different basis than the Republican Party and the Dixiecrats.  The most notable is of course William Westman, an Irish Catholic US Senator from New York who was noted as a staunch opponent of the New Deal.  He argued that the New Deal was a "Hoover Republican Socialist" attempt to take over the Democratic Party under the guise of Franklin Roosevelt.  He even questioned the sincerity of Roosevelt's Democratic Party ID, going as far to argue that FDR was an agent of Teddy Roosevelt to destroy the free market system responsible for American greatness.  William Westman was very unique for his time.  A staunch yet very conservative Democrat, he sided more often with the Taft Republicans than he did his own party from 1939-1945.  Taft himself once stated that if he won the nomination William Westman would be his first pick for VP.
A student raises his hand.
Teacher: Yes Thad?
O'Connor: Why isn't there more Democrats like William Westman?  You know Democrats who believe in the free market and civil liberties?
Class laughs.
Teacher: Because Thad, most Democrats recognize that as ideal as a free market system would be that in times of desperation government intervention is what best heals the economy.  As for civil liberties............what do you call the Civil Rights Act of 1956?
O'Connor: No I don't mean that, I mean Democrats who refrain from using executive privilege and the power of force to enforce their end goals?  What makes FDR so great, the President who threw Japanese Americans into concentration camps and stayed silent on the lynch mob for nearly a decade, and William Westman, a Democrat who advocated for equal rights as early as 1928, such a despised figure?
Teacher: Just be a good kid and listen.  I don't have time for this.
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« Reply #759 on: December 07, 2011, 12:25:30 am »
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The Williams Family of New York:

An English family of nobility, the Williams came over to New York City from their home city of Winchester, England in the 1730's.  The family would make their name as a premier shipbuilder in the Thirteen Colonies and later on as textile industrialists.  By the early 1800's they would move residence to the more upperclass Westchester, where generations of their children would be raised.  Of note:

Joshua Naham Williams:

Born October 19th, 1754, Joshua Williams would be known for his "revolutionary" views in regards to Great Britain's control of the Thirteen Colonies.  As soon as news of the Declaration of Independence reached New York City, Joshua would be amongst the first in the city to join General George Washington's army.  Over the course of the war he would ascend to the rank of Major during the Siege of Yorktown, the final major battle of the Revolutionary War.  A non-believer in the rules of warfare, Joshua Williams would receive a number of reprimands by more "noble" officers for "flagrant barbarity in the course of warfare".  It is estimated that he fell more than thirty men with his rapier and shot down a "baker's dozen" with his musket.
After the Revolutionary War he would return to his family's business of shipbuilding.  In the earliest years of the American Republic Joshua Williams would be a supporter of the Federalist Party, believing that the economic policies of the Federalist Party were more favorable to the development of industry in young America.  Joshua Williams, however, has very strong reservations about Alexander Hamilton's view of a strong central government.  However, Joshua Williams believed that the agrarianism of the Jefferson Republicans was harmful to the development of American into an industrial nation.  Thus Williams would be one of a number of northern businessmen who would be supporters of the Federalist agenda.  From 1789-1796 Joshua Williams would vote almost down ballot for Federalists in the hope that a Federalist agenda would protect the development of urban industries in the northern colonies.
The turning point would come during the term of John Adams, whose push for the "Alien and Sedition Acts" would scare liberal men like Joshua Williams who supported strong protections of civil liberties.  Further, the perception that Adams was trying to get the US in a war with France, would leave a very sour taste in Williams mouth towards the Federalist Party.  In 1800 Joshua Williams would switch allegiance to the Democratic-Republican Party and be a supporter of Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.  His party switch would make him enemies with former friend Alexander Hamilton, who considered Williams switch to the Democratic-Republican Party "a most befouled betrayal."
By March 1801, the Inaugural month of President Thomas Jefferson, Joshua Williams, at the age of 47, had already gained influence in the politics by his endorsement of Jefferson.  Almost immediately after the Election Republicans across the state had started pushing for him to run for political office.
Williams would refuse to seek political office in favor of his family's long held businesses.  Instead he would become an important voice for "Industrial Democratic Republicans", Democratic Republicans in the North who agreed with most of Jefferson's platform save for trade.  His views would be very similar those of Henry Clay, who would later propose the American System later on in life of high tariffs for internal improvement and infrastructure.
His love of fellow man, his caring for the common man, and his support of Democratic principles would set forth generations of liberal minded Democrats that continue to this day.  Joshua Williams would pass away January 18th, 1822, a couple of years before the divisive election of 1824 that would lead to the splintering of the party he was a proud member of for 22 years.  Hundreds of people, most of them the workingmen of New York City, attended his funeral.

Hedley Ames Williams:

Born March 8th, 1783, Hedley Williams would grow up in an upper class household in New York City.  In his youth his father would take him down to the family's shipyards to raise the spirits of the workingmen working on the fleet.  Being raised in both the ways of the intellectual and the liberal, Hedley would be very much like the father before him in passion for the common man.  He would be educated at Harvard University, pursuing study of the fields of business.  His experience in Massachusetts would have a profound effect on his life and political views in regards to the issue of slavery.  A New York Democratic-Republican in the mold of Aaron Burr, he would write a dissertation that asserted that a consistent Democratic-Republican Party could only exist with a principled opposition to slavery.  Prominent Democratic-Republicans, wary of what such a position would do to the Republican stronghold of the South, denounced Hedley's words and said that slavery was a "state's rights" issue that the Party shouldn't get involved in.
After he graduated from Harvard Hedley would follow in his father's footsteps and would join the US Army in 1807.  He would pursue military education at Saratoga, graduating in 1810.  Due to his mastering of military commandership in battle he would reach the rank of Major in 1812, just in time for the War of 1812.
During the War of 1812 Hedley's unit would work closely with that of a young military officer by the name of Zachary Taylor charged with defending the Indiana Territory from British and allied Native American units.  During the Siege of Fort Harrison (near modern day Terra Haute, Indiana) Major Williams and Captain Taylor would defend the Fort from overwhelming Native American forces.  During the siege Major Williams would be critically wounded when an arrow went through his lower right rib.  However, Williams would refuse medical attention and would get back to his postion fighting the invading force, even as blood coursed out of the entry and exit point of the arrow wound.  Eventually he and Taylor would hold off the invading force.  However, it would ultimately come at a cost.  The cost of his life.  Hedley Ames William, dedicated American patriot and lover of freedom for all Americans, would die that day at the Siege of Harrison Fort.
To this day historians wonder what might've been if Hedley Williams had survived that battle.
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« Reply #760 on: December 10, 2011, 11:07:30 am »
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"Integrity"
A Montanans Against Westman Ad:


Footage of Scott Westman being sworn in as Governor of Montana plays.
"And I swear to you, all of you, that I will make this office honorable again.  I promise you."
Narrator: In 1984 Scott Westman, riding on a wave of discontentment and anger directed at the corrupt Peters Administration, promised a new way forward.  Campaigning on the promises of reform, and of an office of high integrity, Scott Westman seemed poised to change our corrupt bureaucratic system for the better.  For a year or so we were taken in by his supposedly stedfast support of civil liberties and standing up to a federal government that was trying to hard to get involved in our affairs.
However, this last year we have seen another side of Scott Westman.  A dark side.  An arrogant side.  An immoral side.
A side that uses the office of the Governor as a way to suit his carnal desires.
Shows a picture of Westman with a brunette sitting on his lap sometime in late 1985.
A side that knows no limits to suit those desires.
Shows a picture of Laura Watson cuddled up to Scott Westman with his arm around her.
A side that doesn't know loyalty.  A side that breaks promises.
Stills of Caroline Westman emphasizing her wedding ring.  Another still with Caroline Westman with tears.
A side that is weak willed and suspect to special interests.
Shows Westman shaking hands with various corporate executives and the President of Brazil.
A side that wants to force upon the entire nation to achieve his own personal goals.
Video plays of Westman demanding that Congress vote in favor of free trade with Brazil for the benefit of Montana.
A side that lacks integrity.
Think about the man you elected Governor.  Now think about the man who is Governor.  It's almost like the wrong man ended up Governor, isn't it?
Moral character isn't everything, but if a man isn't faithful in life who can he be faithful in governing?  Scott Westman has done much more than destroy the home life of one of his best friends, has done much more than make a mockery out of his own home life, he has done much more than have shady dealings in his office with special interest groups, he has done much more than pay off mistresses: he has made a shame of the office of Governor.
Before you think we are being too harsh in judgment allow me to propose this question to you?

If Scott Westman was your employee, would you retain him?

This message has been brought to you by Montanans Against Westman.
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« Reply #761 on: December 10, 2011, 10:38:19 pm »
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Poor Thad O'Connor, put down by the liberal run schools of his time.
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« Reply #762 on: December 11, 2011, 12:31:54 pm »
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August 10th, 1986
Pittsburgh International Airport
About 1:30 in the morning, local time:


Scott and Caroline Westman are walking off the plane flanked by Carl Herschelwitz.  As they are walking off the plane a press crowd comes out of nowhere.
Press: Governor!  Have you come to Pittsburgh to make amends with Senator Watson!?
Westman stops and faces the crowd.
Westman: Look, I know that you people are little more than ravenous little wolves who like to invade our lives like raging armies of Amazonian ants but this is a personal matter and I would appreciate if you stayed the hell out of our business.
Press is silent.
Westman: This matter is a personal matter between me, Larry Watson, and his wife.  This doesn't concern any of you.  This has no impact on public affairs.
Press: But what about the claims that you have an escrow account-
Westman: Are people still using that bullsh*t term "escrow"?
A bystander gasps at Westman using such vulgar language.
Westman: You guys think you're so fauking smaught, don't youse?
Caroline leans into his ear.
Caroline: Honey, your accent is slipping.
Westman: Youse think youse cun calm haugh n moik a marky out of me parcenell besnass?  Thoit xploytng moi parcenell loife because you heev notin bittar to do?  Fauk youshelves!
Herschelwitz: Oh great, Scott's going New York on us.
Westman: OI DEDNT GEEV UN PAINY TO ANY GAUDOM ASSCROW!
Caroline: WHAT?!
A member of the press laughs.
Westman: YOUSE THINK THIS IS FUNNY?  This be me personal life that you and your ilk are trying to destroy and youse think it's funny!?  I didn't give no money to no escrow account!  All I did was put some money into Laura Watson's account for the raising of her children.  TO TAKE CARE OF THEM!  LIKE ANY REAL RESPONSIBLE FATHER SHOULD!
The press becomes dead silent.
Suddenly, Westman realizes what happened.
Herschelwitz: Oh dear lord.............
Caroline looks down in embarrassment.  She then takes the mic and addresses the press.
Caroline: The Watsons are like family to us.  What you guys are doing isn't at all appropriate nor anywhere near decent.  There is no proof that my husband is anything that these people are accusing him of.  If this were any other politician it would be laughed off as conspiracy theory non-sense.  But no, my husband's last name is Westman!  And god knows what you media dogs think about that group.  But let me tell you what I think about Scott Westman.  I think Scott Westman is the most caring and loving person I've ever met.  And the only reason why he's here is because your local hero is dying of a heart attack or something.  Yet I never heard any of you morons talk about that yet.  What, is burying his friend and his own wife more important to you bullies than his own life hanging in the balance?  How many prayers weren't said tonight because the people of this city didn't know that their favorite son, Larry Watson, is struggling for life as we speak?  Probably one too many.  So damn you, damn you all for your hypocrisy and your heartlessness in this whole matter.  I just pray that when you die God would be more merciful on you than I.
The press mob flees almost in terror after Caroline Westman's rant.  Westman gives her a quick kiss.
Westman: Wow, I didn't know you had it in you honey.
Herschelwitz: Must be that infamous Kennedy Rage we hear about........
Caroline turns towards Carl and slaps him so hard his glasses fall off his face.
Caroline: Shut the f**k up you overgrown genius manchild!
Herschelwitz: What the hell is a manchild?
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« Reply #763 on: December 12, 2011, 12:12:42 am »
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February 9th, 1977
Foxy Tails Bar
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Freshman Congressman Thad O'Connor is at a table with some elder party buddies.  Of note, Senate Minority Leader Mark Hatfield (who took over the position after Robert Taft Jr. stepped down in January) and US Senator Beauregard D'Israeli were seated with him.
Hatfield: So Beau, when the hell are you going to stop running for President?
Beauregard laughs.
D'Israeli: I don't know, whenever this party stops nominating "Me-Too" statist "moderates" to the ticket?  Or until the bible thumpers are all gone?  I've been in the US Senate since 1959 man.  18 years is too damn long to be in that chamber.
Hatfield: Well then you might have to settle for second best.  Not everyone can be Elvis y'know?
D'Israeli: Whatever.  I could've done better than that fail known as Eliot Richardson did in November.  God what a disgrace.  How the hell did we lose both the Presidential Race and Congress?  I mean how disgraceful.  Taft was right in stepping down.
Hatfield: Well it was pure luck.  We're only at a very slight disadvantage.  Reagan can't do much with 51 Senate seats and 219 House seats.  Unbelievable how he pulled it off though.
D'Israeli: Well with bastards like Javits in our party maybe 51 Senators isn't such a bad deal for him.
O'Connor: I'm not sure about that.  Word is that Scott Westman, and other freshmen Democrats, might not be all too keen on President Reagan.
Hatfield: Oh yes Scott Westman.  Such an interesting case study.  Part of an Irish political dynasty in New York but was born and raised thousands of miles away in north western Montana.
D'Israeli: Oh yes, I remember him.  You and Giovanni drug my drunk ass to the Middle O'F***In' Nowhere, Montana to endorse him or something.  He was an interesting young man.  He seemed to have captured the eyes of many a young girl in the audience.
Hatfield: Oh yes, Scott Westman is a real romantic fellow.  Especially with young naive women.  Word is that when he was teaching high school in Missoula, Montana that he had a harem of 15-18 year old girls hanging around him 24/7.  Five of them I heard.  I even heard a couple of them stayed with Westman and his daughter in his house.
O'Connor: Sounds like a lucky bastard.  Of course, teenagers aren't my thing but hey more power to him.  Anyway I heard from someone that Westman has been planning some very laissez faire bills lately.  You know, bills that the majority pro-government Democrats wouldn't like?
Hatfield: I've heard that too.  You should hear how he and Javits bicker.  The two despise each other.  You could almost hear the hatred in Westman's voice.
Suddenly a voice speaks up.
Westman: Hey you!
The table looks over at Thad, who Scott Westman was pointing at.
O'Connor: Me?
Westman: Yes you Charlie Manson look alike.
O'Connor chuckles.
Westman: You gonna talk with your pops and grand pops or are you going to come over here with the cool kids?
O'Connor gets up and leaves the table.
O'Connor: Well, it looks like my number has been called.
Hatfield: Cool.  Anyway, while you're at it (mouths words) try getting some info from him.
O'Connor gives Hatfield the thumbs up.
O'Connor grabs a seat.  Westman turns to face him.
Westman was alone.
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« Reply #764 on: December 14, 2011, 12:42:30 am »
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I'm on the edge of my seat as to what happens next. Smiley
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« Reply #765 on: December 15, 2011, 04:25:14 am »
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February 9th, 1977 Cont.

Scott Westman reaches into his suit jacket and pulls out a cigarette.  He lights one up and then offers the pack to Thad.
O'Connor: No thanks.  I'm not a huge fan of it.
Westman returns the pack to his suit jacket pocket.
Westman: Suit yourself.  Anyway, what's an introvert nerd like you doing in Congress?
O'Connor gasps.
O'Connor: Excuse me?
Westman laughs.
Westman: I can smell youse from a mile awee.  Yare a reclue ain'tya?
O'Connor chuckles.
O'Connor: Yes, I've spent too much time with my nose in a dictionary to have a social life.
Westman laughs.
Westman: Fonn aussull ain'tya?
O'Connor: Where are you from again?
Westman: Missoula, Montana.
O'Connor: Why do you talk like you're from Philly?
Westman laughs.
Westman: Oi, et's from me old man youse see!  He was from New Yauk.
O'Connor: So I see.......
Westman: See I don't really loike the siddy myself.  There's too many buildings.  Too many toll ones.  Too many people.  Too many gooddamn people......
O'Connor: Could've fooled me.  Word is you really like people.  Especially teenage girls.
Westman laughs.
Westman: Thaise really sweet.  Oi don't understand how some people can't loike teenage girls.  Then again, the perverted bastardized notion of "age of consent" has been forced onto this nation by a generation of puritainical blaw blueded pussy foggets who were too busy getting beeched by their doominate "master" woives.  What a bunch of fogs.  I bet they don't even get loid.  Probably are fauced to jock off en front of the woife-
O'Connor: Mr. Westman, if you have a point go ahead and make it.
Westman: Gawd doide, cont you relox a lettle?  Oi jest wont to telk to ya.  You'd sarely waren't enjoying yourself with the two fossels were ya?
O'Connor: Your use of slurs, it's uncomfortable.
Westman: Oi great, another self-hating mick.  Hey baawtender!  I will take a raum and coke and get my gawfriend here a cranberry juice.
Bartender: What?  Is it his period?
D'Israeli and Hatfield, overhearing the conversation, laugh.
O'Connor: Actually.....could I have a Coor's Light?
Westman looks at him, shocked and wide eyed.  Westman exchanges a look with the bartender who also looks deeply hurt.  Westman shrugs.
Westman: Might as well went with the cranberry juice.  Better a fogget drink than cold piss in a bottel.  And I thought my fomly were loice cawteen bausterds.
O'Connor: You're a real class act you know.
Westman: That's what they keep tellin' me at the Apollo.
O'Connor: I do agree with what you said about the "siddy" though.  I can't stand people.  The sight of people really.  I prefer the long solitude.
Westman: Whoy the hail did you become a Congressman?
O'Connor: Well.........I guess it's more of a feeling of duty to my constituents-
Westman: Bullsh*t.  You did it to get loid.  We all did.
O'Connor: Believe it or not but sex isn't an important part of my life.
Westman: Gooddamm son.  What'aw youse?  A fogget.....or a fookin monk?
O'Connor: I prefer more intellectual pursuits.  Like writing poetry and reading up on the classics.
Westman: Yeah, I prefer a good deal of Stephen King myself.
O'Connor: I said the classics.
Westman: Are you shodding me son?  Stephen King is fookin' classic litertude.  Peopel are just too slow to realize it.
O'Connor: What the hell is "litertude"?
Westman laughs.
Westman: "Beyond literature".
O'Connor: Anyway I feel a duty to the people of Maine.
Westman: To those clam eating old money and grubbers?  Really?
O'Connor: Correct me if I'm wrong but don't you come from old money?
Westman: Yeah.  Old Catholic Money.  OCM.  The new kids on the upper class block.
O'Connor laughs.
O'Connor: That's a funny way to put it.

To Be Continued.
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« Reply #766 on: December 16, 2011, 07:49:05 am »
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I would like to make a statement (OOC):

This morning I came on here and noticed that I got a plethora of new infraction points.  Two of them came from this timeline.  Apparently somebody who is reading this thread disagreed with the content of the post.  While I do admit that I am crass sometimes and a little dirty I would at least hope, considering that this is a fictional timeline, that somebody would have the decency to contact me first instead of go behind my back like a coward and report me to the moderators.

Believe it or not, despite some earlier interactions in this TL, if you do have a problem with something I wrote I am more likely to consider it than write it off.  I am not a dismissive TL writer (like a blue Tennessee avatar on here) and I do actually think about what people post on here.

I was under the impression that since, this being alternate history, that storyline modding was more lenient.  I guess not.  I guess the quest to ban my ass has just reached a new fever pitch and now even my creative contributions to this website aren't safe.


EDIT: Just read TrueFed's modification.  Dude, next time at least warn me ahead of time before hand so I'm ready for changes in moderation policy.
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« Reply #767 on: December 16, 2011, 11:42:47 am »
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I wouldn't get too bent out of shape about it man. I doubt you're on the moderators' hitlist.

Also, great updates so far. I had something similar in mind for Westman and O'Connor's first encounter myself, for my project.
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« Reply #768 on: December 16, 2011, 02:31:05 pm »
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Who the hell would give you infractions over the timeline? Bogus bullsh**t, obviously.

I still enjoy the hell out of it, even though I hadn't had a chance to read it in a week, so keep going, dude. Whoever reported it can take the bug up their asses and eat them as far as I'm concerned.
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« Reply #769 on: December 16, 2011, 02:39:08 pm »
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I would like to make a statement (OOC):

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« Reply #770 on: December 16, 2011, 06:07:39 pm »

OOC: An explanation of my moderation

I haven't been going over these timelines with a fine-tooth comb as while the characters so sometimes verge on the vulgar, they have been entertaining, and I'm not as worried about the kiddies coming here as I would be on more factually oriented forums (such as the main history forum itself).

However, two posts were reported, so I looked over them and applied what I consider to be my usual moderation standards.  One post I gave two points for evading the profanity/vulgarity filter twice, and one which I gave zero points since while you did evade the filter in that one also, you apparently did it to express dialect rather than vulgarity.

Yes, I know it sometimes stinks like seven-day-old sh**t to not be able to use unexpurgated profanity appropriately in fiction writing, but Dave put the filter in place and as a mod I do not consider that it is my place to second-guess the decision he made.
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« Reply #771 on: December 16, 2011, 06:11:37 pm »
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I have a question, Ernest.

If Mechaman did, for example, use f**k instead of evading filter, would that be ok?
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« Reply #772 on: December 16, 2011, 07:00:01 pm »

I have a question, Ernest.

If Mechaman did, for example, use f**k instead of evading filter, would that be ok?

Even though the filter just blanks that word out, since sh**t is what the filter does with excrement, I'd generally have no problem with manually doing the same sort of thing for this sort of thread. (Indeed, that's the type of f-ing edit I did when I moderated the one post.)
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« Reply #773 on: December 21, 2011, 08:56:52 am »
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Another Statement:

I would like to commend TrueFederalist for keeping a very professional air about this whole incident.  I was admittedly very mad when I wrote this and it shows.  In hindsight TrueFederalist is right.  There are rules on this site and I shouldn't be expecting to be above those rules.  And when someone reports a post with an infraction, no matter who posted it, it should be subject to proper due course.
After reading TrueFederalist's guideline thread it's obvious that he was enforcing his long held policy and this isn't something new.

I was in the wrong, not TrueFederalist.

However, I still can't say that I think highly of whoever reported the post instead of telling me forthright they found the content disagreeable.  Maybe calling it a cowardly act was a bit harsh, but a lot less harm would've been done if I was notified of possible concerns first.  I will not think less of anybody who disagrees with me on this TL.  Just ask Kal about how I handled his disapproval earlier this year.

TrueFederalist is one of the best moderators on this website and a poster I have a lot of respect for.  I apologize very sincerely, both in public and in private, for any hurt feelings I caused him because I was too angry to think rationally.
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« Reply #774 on: December 21, 2011, 02:09:09 pm »
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All I want is to make sure this doesn't end. It's one of the things I most enjoy reading on this or any other website and my whole interest is to protect it and hope that Mecha isn't put off on it now.
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