Monday, May 1, 2017

Federal judge Bill Pryor's history in gay-pornography, like a ghost that won't go away, rears its head again with the emergence of nudie photograph No. 4

Bill Pryor No. 1, with special guest
Donald Trump
(From Metro Weekly)
Bill Pryor, the fiercely anti-LGBT federal judge who almost became Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS), has a gay-porn past that keeps on giving.

We broke the story in September 2013 of Pryor's appearance at, a Cocoa, Florida-based site that has grown to become a "super store" of gay-porn images. Less than one week after the story broke, and became somewhat of a viral Web sensation, deputies from Shelby County, Alabama, started making regular appearances (in twos and threes, with multiple vehicles) on our property. Less than a month after that, Deputy Chris Blevins entered our basement garage (without showing a warrant, stating he had a warrant, or stating his purpose for being on the premises) and beat me up, doused me with pepper spray, and hauled me to the Shelby County Jail for a five-month stay.

That's the price you pay for reporting accurately and forcefully about judicial and political corruption -- most of it Republican based -- in a Deep Red state. And you thought the First Amendment protected your rights to free speech and a free press.

I unearthed gay-porn photo No. 1 and broke the original story with old-fashioned, shoe-leather journalism. But the story has not ended there. We are blessed with a bunch of dedicated and sharp-eyed readers, and they have found other nudie photos of Pryor, part of a gallery that reportedly included eight to 12 images.

Bill Pryor No. 2
Readers helped us publish gay-porn photo No. 2 on March 22, 2017. That's the one featuring a youthful Pryor, then an undergraduate at Northeast Louisiana University (now the University of Louisiana Monroe, ULM), straddling a block of wood -- he's got wood, get it?

Photo No. 3, again dug up by enterprising readers, ran on April 5, 2017. It featured Pryor holding what we thought was a gourd, with a male face drawn on it. This seemed to mark a major step forward in artistic expression for the future federal judge. A helpful reader informed us that Pryor actually was holding a coconut, not a gourd. (See, I told you we had smart readers.)

Now, Legal Schnauzer readers have struck again, helping ensure that gay-porn photo No. 4 would land in our laps. (Isn't teamwork fun?) I never dreamed that we would wind up with a full, or almost full, gallery to Bill Pryor's nudie oeuvre. But at the rate our readers are digging things up, I think we might just make it -- and it might not take too much longer.

(Note: Redacted versions of photos 1-3 are published within this post. Links to NSFW versions of the photos, plus an amusing meme about Trump's one-time infatuation with Pryor, are at the end of this post.)

Photo No. 4 has appeared at three tumblr sites, that we know of: (Warning: All three links contain explicit images.)

* Oldies But Hotties!

* Vintage Gay

* Who's a Big Boy?

Our plans are to run photo No. 4 later this week. While this story undeniably has titillating qualities -- or perhaps "prickly qualities" would be a more accurate term -- there is serious junk going on beneath the surface. (He said "junk" . . . uh huh . . . uh huh.)

Multiple press reports during the 2016 presidential campaign indicated Pryor was the favorite to be Trump's choice for SCOTUS. Those reports picked up steam when U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), long a champion of Pryor's career (perhaps because of the pair's deeply personal attachment), became the first major political figure to jump on the Trump Train -- eventually being named attorney general and lying during his confirmation hearings about meetings with a Russian ambassador.

Bill Pryor No. 3, with special guest
"Mr. Coconut"
Why did Pryor's SCOTUS hopes sink into the depths, with the seat eventually going to Neil Gorsuch, of Colorado? We addressed that issue in a recent post, titled "Did Legal Schnauzer reporting on his nude photos at the gay-pornography Web site cost Alabama's Bill Pryor a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court?" From that post:

Alabama federal judge Bill Pryor came in no better than third last night in the race to become Donald Trump's first (and, hopefully, only) nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. That was quite a fall for a candidate who widely was considered the front-runner just a few weeks ago. And that raises this question: Did our reporting here at Legal Schnauzer about Pryor's ties to 1990s gay pornography cost him a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court?

I don't know the answer to that question, and I admit that even raising it sounds like I'm tooting my own horn. (Perhaps that's because I am tooting my own horn.) But a number of intelligent people I like and admire -- a doctor, a retired lawyer, my wife -- have told me in recent days they thought Pryor's fading prospects were directly related to our reports about his nudie photos that appeared at in the 1990s. The hypocrisy, my friends and loved ones said, of an ardently anti-gay rights judge appearing at a gay-porn Web site (in photos taken during his college days in the 1980s), would be too much for the Trump administration to stomach.

Here's more:

The conventional wisdom holds that Pryor's star fell because Team Trump was concerned his controversial statements about abortion rights, gay rights, privacy, and other hot-button cultural issues would make it difficult to get him confirmed. That might be the case, but such a scenario suggests reasonable, rational, and deliberate thought -- and we've seen no sign that exists in the Trump White House.

So, did Legal Schnauzer cause Pryor's downfall? (Hah! Sorry, couldn't contain myself.) Well, my friends and loved ones say they've seen signs that our reports about Pryor's BadPuppy days have made their way into conservative circles. And that, they say, spelled doom for Pryor, especially in the homophobic environment of the modern GOP.

For now, we don't know for sure what caused Pryor's slide, even though Jeff Sessions surely was whispering sweet nothings about his "boy toy" into the head Cheeto's ears. Heck, Pryor might even be resurrected for a future SCOTUS seat if Trump and Sessions can avoid being indicted long enough.

But here's the key point: At the rate our readers are digging up gay-porn photos of Pryor, we might have a full set before long. You can't say much positive about the Trump administration in its first 100 days, but there is this: The "Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight" does appear to be somewhat Web savvy. Mr. Orange himself is the diabolical prince of Twitter, so it's hard to imagine that word of Pryor's adventures in homo-erotica have not reached 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue -- assuming Trump is ever there.

Will our readers ensure that Bill Pryor's judicial career goes into a deep, quiet slumber? Looks to me like they are well on their way.

From The Sword

Bill Pryor No. 1 (NSFW)

Bill Pryor No. 2 (NSFW)

Bill Pryor No. 3 (NSFW)


Anonymous said...

Oh man, this makes my week. Can't wait for the photo behind Door No. 4

Anonymous said...

Message for Bill Pryor: Make tumblr your friend. Hah!

Anonymous said...

The story all along has been that the Pryor gallery included 8-12 images. Well, we're now up to 4 -- and counting. The story seems to be playing out just as it was written.

Anonymous said...

You have to wonder about a guy who poses for these pictures and turns out to be ardently against the rights of gay people. Peculiar. Classic self-hatred?

Steve said...

To 8.18 am
It is classic Republican hypocrisy. I guess for most of them it is "Do as I say" not "Do as I do" They all claim strict Christian observance but it is mostly a cover. The louder they shout their love of God and Christ the more you can be certain they are corrupt to their core!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Billy didn't have much to be proud of back in the day, other than that big schlong.

Anonymous said...

8:18 -

Pryor is Catholic, and if he's the product of warped Catholicism, that probably explains a lot.

Anonymous said...

What I see in those pictures is an exhibitionist, and I don't think those tendencies go away. I know I wouldn't leave my grandson alone with Pryor for a million bucks.

Anonymous said...

The meme of Schlump over Pryor's schlong is hilarious. Can't stop laughing.

Anonymous said...

Got to give Pryor credit for being well hung. Must make him feel good in the locker room.

Anonymous said...

Wish you could put up a jackpot to reward readers who find Pryor photos.

legalschnauzer said...

@10:40 --

I would love to do that. Wish I had the cash to do that.

Anonymous said...

Pryor should be impeached because there is no question he failed to enclose these embarrassing photos that are in his background.

legalschnauzer said...

@10:46 --

That really is the big question: Did Pryor lie to Congress? I asked Pryor about that in an email, and he refused to answer.

I'd say the chances are 99.99 percent that he lied under oath to Congress.

Anonymous said...

Snopes seems to disagree with you.

legalschnauzer said...

@11:08 --

You are late to the game about Snopes. You also are off about their finding. "Unproven" simply means they couldn't prove it, one way or another. That's because they didn't do any legwork. Their finding should have been "we're too lazy to figure out what's going on."

Here is my analysis of Snopes piece, which I wrote roughly six months ago:

Anonymous said...

Daily Mail wrote a rather unflattering piece about Snopes a few months ago:

legalschnauzer said...

@1:35 --

Thanks for sharing. There is a lot of dicey stuff out there about Snopes; I'm not sure what is true and what isn't. I do give them credit for building a nice audience.

@11:08 simply has no understanding of how Snopes works. A finding of "unproven" doesnt' mean the story is false. It means they couldn't prove it true or false, and in this case, they simply didn't try very hard. Also, their analysis included a number of glaring errors of their own.

I was glad to have attention for the story, and it shows how widespread my reporting on the subject has become. But they did zippo to disprove the story, didn't even come close.

legalschnauzer said...

Memo to @1:46 --

We have a misunderstanding here. This is not the post about photo No. 4. This is a post about photo No. 4 coming later this week. It's a post setting the stage for No. 4.

I ran links to the sites where No. 4 was found to give readers an idea where it was found. No one is asking readers to shift through hundreds, or thousands, of photos to find Bill Pryor. I will be producing the Pryor photo later this week. Here is the key information from the post, which perhaps you missed:

"Photo No. 4 has appeared at three tumblr sites, that we know of: (Warning: All three links contain explicit images.)

* Oldies But Hotties!

* Vintage Gay

* Who's a Big Boy?

Our plans are to run photo No. 4 later this week."

e.a.f. said...

really liked the new picture of Trump, it just says so much.

He may try to anoint Pryor at a later date, but right now his appointee to the health position in cabinet is anti choice. its a nice start for these compulsory pregnancy people, who wish to control women and their bodies. Guess the new T.V. series based on Margret Atwood's book, The Handmaids Tale, is timely,.

this should be a lesson to young people as to why you should not put your whole life on computer and/or in pictures.

A contest would be nice, for "best" picture of a Supreme Court Judge.

Anonymous said...

Q: What has three legs and can be useful for taking sharp, clear photographs?

A: Bill Pryor

legalschnauzer said...

@4:17 --

Hah! Good one.

Maybe the judge needs a new nickname -- Bill "Tripod" Pryor.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. You continue to engage in baseless character assassination.

legalschnauzer said...

Accurate reporting = "baseless character assassination"

Hah, good one.

Anonymous said...

I will put up some cash for the complete collection of photos or the magazine or magazines in which they appeared.