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Priestly D’Oh!

$30 Million Is Awarded Over Abuse by Priest

Which directly leads into this:

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Dare I Say, “Going Down In Flames” Again?

I would say “Like sister, like sister”, But Ms. Spears little sister has dragged their family name further into the mud, and possibly for good.

When I first heard Jamie-Lynn Spears was pregnant I didn’t think much of it. I only knew she wasn’t psycho as her sister. Maybe she’s learned by watching the sad mess that is her older sibling. Good for her!

Until I found out the trampette is only 16 years old! The flood gates are opening and she (and the family) are going to have to weather a shit-storm from outraged religious and parenting groups. A co-worker even told me that their Mom was working on a book about parenting. Sweetie, better hit the delete button on that file. And I bet you Nickelodeon is not going to renew the teen program she stars in for another season. Hell, I bet the Academy is embarrassed for nominating the program for Outstanding Children’s Program in 2005 now.

There has got to be a double-wide trailer she and her sister can share now.

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Well, Christmas is almost here. I think I can finish it by purchasing one last gift…just gotta wade through the crowds at the Snobby Millinea Mall to get it. As the Hubby performs in the choir as many evenings as much as he can, I’ll have plenty of opportunity to get his gifts wrapped. Work has slowed down since the initial server dilemma, and with most of the executives off this week already, it’s getting quieter by the minute. And our company was even nice enough to give us the day before Christmas off as a paid holiday!

Coming soon: some pictures of the “kids” for Christmas.

Same Bat Time…Same Bat Channel

For those of you paying attention, yesterday’s entry was a tongue-in-cheek post about me deciding if I should go to class or attend our HOA meeting where things could get really spicy because it was the election meeting.

Well, I did go to class. I got there early, worked on the next lab assignment and got it signed off by the professor. The only other thing they were doing that night, besides lab work, was going over the next chapter and reading it for myself is just as useful as him going through the PowerPoint presentation. Got there and the meeting hadn’t even started. They were still trying to collect the proxy to see if they had enough to form a quorum (I believe that’s 20%).

An issue arose which the legal rep brought to the meetings attention (we really did have a large turn out). It seems another group of people were handing out their own proxies to people before the meeting. Well, it happens to be three people who want to take over the HOA board because they don’t like the current members’ way of running things.

With a Q&A session with the legal rep he explained the issue: these new proxies were not illegal, but if we were to accept them as legal, it was leaving us open to litigation in the future (meaning more money spent from our reserves to retain his company’s services). He advised postponing the meeting 30 to 60 days and let him review and research everything.

There were the few who were behind the three men (they were the ones who clapped when they spoke) but most residents were pissed that we could not form a quorum and get business done and that they would have to come back. I don’t think the “3-Headed Monster” intended that to happen but feel it’s a victory of sorts. What I don’t think they know is who some of their opposition is. As I spoke with our president about Internet stuff I am now handling, Mr. X. told the president what he is planning to do to legally discredit the group – and the president let him know that all paperwork was public record so he would have no problem.

The annoying part is I can’t vote nor be on any of the official committees because I am not on the deed for the home, only the hubby is. So any work I do is assisting those on the committees.

But I do have to say it was a lot more fun than class.

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I’m still getting used to my new work schedule. My group has gone to 9 hour days Mon-Thu, and then we each work a half day on Fri, staggered so there’s always coverage. At least I get the opening shift. Tomorrow I plan on getting my new PC up and running at home. Tonight we are putting the PS3 out and attaching it to the HD TV. Now that I’ve gotten my 5 free Blu-Ray movies from Sony so we can legitimately call it a DVD player, not just a gaming machine (The hubby is no good at video games so he needed another good reason for me to permanently set it up).

School Or Scandal?

Here’s the issue I’m trying to decide on:

Tonight I have class. But tonight is also our development’s Annual Meeting where the residents have ballots to vote on some changes and nominate a new President or Board member if they want. I’ve got news that the former president is trying to get back into power (during his reign he was called something very nasty by someone else on the board in one of the meetings in front of everyone because of his behavior) and many of the regular attendees can attest to how bad he was. He’s been off the Board for several years (only showing up occasionally at meetings to bitch about something) but has been getting a group of residents to back him. If that weren’t enough, I just got more insider info that this person and some of his “supporters” are behind on their HOA dues – – – and the by-laws state that residents behind on dues can’t have their ballots counted! Woohoo! Our property management’s legal guy will also be there to oversee the festivities.

So which will it be?

GDIF Part VIII & Total Stupidity

Yes, another elected official’s career is effectively over unless he can prove his innocence in this. But how often does someone come back from a scandal like this if they do succeed in proving their innocence? Not very often that I can find. This one happened right down the street from me.

Central Fla. Mayor Accused Of Molestation

MASCOTTE, Fla. — The mayor of a small Central Florida city was arrested Monday on molestation charges, authorities said.

Mayor Jeff Krull, 66, was charged with six counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of showing lewd and lascivious material to a minor, police Chief Steve Allen said.

Authorities said the alleged victims visited the mayor’s home to use his computer. It’s believed there were at least three victims, but Allen said an investigation could reveal more.

The mayor was taken to a hospital after his arrest because he complained of chest discomfort. Once released, he will be transported to Lake County jail on $65,000 bond, Allen said.

Krull’s fiance, Barbara Tillman, told The Associated Press that Krull, who has children and grandchildren, is thought of as a “grandfather figure” in their community.

“I know he is not guilty of ever harming a child like that in any way,” she said. “When the chief of police was arresting him, I thought it was a joke.”

Tillman said Krull does not yet have an attorney.

Stephen Elmore, a city council member, said he was informed of the arrest at a Monday night city council meeting.

“All I can say is that I hope very much that it is not true,” Elmore said. “I guess I’m stunned, like everybody. Everybody who works for the city and knows him is really surprised by this. I hope that it’s not true, that there’s some mistake.”

Krull was elected to the city council in 2002 and became mayor in 2006, according to the city’s Web site. He is up for re-election Nov. 13.

Mascotte, a city of about 5,000, is about 35 miles west of Orlando.

Now on to a Darwin Award nominee

LAKELAND, Fla. — Authorities in Polk County said a teenager is dead after shooting himself in the head during a game of Russian roulette.

A sheriff’s office spokeswoman said Joshua Matthew Braggs shot himself Friday. He died in a hospital Saturday.

The spokeswoman said no charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing.

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Changing Meanings

Another bathroom sting went down yesterday netting 9 men, including a school teacher and a former elected official. It was over at a mall in Daytona Beach, Florida. Read this article first:

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A group of men, including a former candidate for mayor and a high school teacher, was arrested on charges they performed sex acts or exposed themselves in a Central Florida mall bathroom, according to police.

Investigators said nine men were arrested Thursday night in a Sears department store men’s room located in the Volusia Mall.

“These men would go into the men’s room and they would tap their feet, zip their zipper, make all kinds of noises and even reach under the stall,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood said.

The men arrested included SeaBreeze High School health teacher David Behringer and former city Commissioner Mike Shallow.

“The undercover officer told me he actually tried to come under the stall, where he was actually looking up at the undercover officer while he was performing his act,” Chitwood said.

A 70-year-old man was also arrested during the 10-hour sex sting, police said.

“The bothering thing is that you are coming up on the Christmas season, so you are out there shopping in the mall and your kid wants to run to the bathroom, you have a bunch of sick, degenerate, vile perverts in there doing their thing,” Chitwood said.

Officers said the sting was prompted by tips from mall security.

“Of course, everybody denies, (and says) ‘It wasn’t us,'” Chitwood said. “We certainly didn’t go there and entice anybody, and we didn’t put an ad out.”

Now read all the slogans Sears has used through the years (courtesy of Wikipedia) and see how appropriate each one now sounds.

Advertising Slogans

* Where America Shops For Value …and free sex in the bathrooms!
* There’s More For Your Life..at Sears …in the stalls…at night…
* Your Money’s Worth and a Whole Lot More ’cause the bathrooms are free
* Your Money’s Worth..and More Well, that depends whose on the other side of the glory hole, now, doesn’t it?
* Sears: You Can Count on Me …to be waiting in the second stall from the left
* Come See the Softer Side of Sears …and a 70-year old deviant in the bathroom!
* The Good Life at a Great Price. Guaranteed. You can’t beat free blow jobs!
* Sears: Where Else? Well, the bathroom at the rest stop usually has a lot of action, or the steam room at the “Y”…
* Good Life. Great Price. Gratuitous STD’s.
* Sears: Where It Begins …with a tapping foot and a hand under the stall wall.

Everyone have a good weekend…and stay out of the Sears men’s rooms.

Going Down In Flames VII

Todays’ sordid tale concerns another law maker who has dug his own grave. Here’s the story of Richard Curtis:

Police report sheds new light on Curtis encounter

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
By JEFFREY MIZE, Columbian Staff Writer

State Rep. Richard Curtis, R-La Center, admitted to having sex with a man he met at an adult video store in Spokane last week, according to a police report released Tuesday afternoon.

The police report offers a damning and far different version of events from the brief account Curtis gave to The Columbian Monday, one that seems likely to threaten Curtis’ political future.

The report is filled with graphic details of an encounter that began at a porn store on a Spokane Valley strip and concluded miles away in Curtis’ room at the city’s poshest hotel.

The police report contains an account of how Curtis allegedly donned women’s clothing, red stockings and a black sequined lingerie top before engaging in a sex act at the store. He continued to wear them throughout the night under his clothing.

Read the rest of the story HERE.

I see nothing wrong if you enjoy dressing up in women’s clothing. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with offering money to have sex with someone…hell…the government could make a mint from taxes by legalizing prostitution. But if you are going to go into politics and continue to do this, you are going to find yourself in a sticky situation sooner or later. His downfall was some guy trying to blackmail him.

Richard Curtis - Cock Gobbler

Now where did I put those marshmallows from the last fire?

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Just read Joe. My. God’s blog post about it…some great stuff on the story here.