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Going Down In Flames, Part V

Yes, my readers, yet another elected official has been caught in a public restroom doing something naughty. This time he was playing footsie with the policeman in the next stall. Read all about it:

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a men’s public restroom, according to an arrest report obtained by Roll Call Monday afternoon.

Craig’s arrest occurred just after noon on June 11 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Hennepin County District Court. He paid more than $500 in fines and fees, and a 10-day jail sentence was stayed. He also was given one year of probation with the court that began on Aug. 8.

A spokesman for Craig described the incident as a “he said/he said misunderstanding,” and said the office would release a fuller statement later Monday afternoon.

After he was arrested, Craig, who is married, was taken to the Airport Police Operations Center to be interviewed about the lewd conduct incident, according to the police report. At one point during the interview, Craig handed the plainclothes sergeant who arrested him a business card that identified him as a U.S. Senator and said, “What do you think about that?” the report states.

Craig was detained for approximately 45 minutes, interviewed, photographed, fingerprinted and released, and police prepared a formal complaint for interference with privacy and disorderly conduct.

I found a link to his arrest report. This is when I referred to him playing footsies. He tapped his foot a few times in the stall, then edged it closer to the policeman’s foot, and final tapped it. This is how guys hook up in separate stalls when there are no glory holes (Honestly, I’ve never had this happen to me). Then when arrested the guy whips out his State Senator card and brandishes it like a Get Out Of Jail Free Card! I laughed at this until I almost wet my pants!

He has been quoted as saying his only crime was admitting he was guilty. WTF?!?!? This schmuck-Senator is a real piece of work. Maybe he can keep Bob Allen company while they wait in line for their unemployment checks?

Here’s his picture:

Scary Larry

Can you say “troll”? I knew you could!

Burn, Baby, Burn Part III

Let’s revisit a wonderfully sordid tale I brought up a few weeks ago.

Bob Allen. You remember him…this overweight, Florida representative was arrested for offering an undercover cop money to GIVE blow in a public park in Titusville. That just screams “desperation” or “closeted gay man who tried to pass a bill against public indecency shows his hypocrisy”.

Well, he’s now been recorded giving one of the worst excuses ever. Let’s add bigotry to this story! Watch John Stuart on the Daily Show give one of the most hysterical news stories I’ve ever heard about this. The story is appropriately called ‘Drop and Give Me $20’.

Then go grab some marsh-mellows, graham crackers, and Hershy’s chocolate bars. The heat from this racial, homophobic putz going down in flames is gonna make a lot of ‘Smores for everyone.

Burn, Baby, Burn…

Today’s topic is hypocrisy – Those people in political power (ok, ok….men) who get caught with their pants down…even though many of them have fought for decency laws, anti-gay initiatives, etc.

Here is my favorite story that has recently hit the news:

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State Rep. Bob Allen plans to fight charge he offered sex to officer
Rep Bob Allen, R-Merritt Island after arrest

GEORGE BORTLE, SPECIAL TO THE SENTINEL, July 11, 2007

Florida State Rep. Bob Allen refuses to talk to the media on July 11, 2007 after bonding out of Brevard County Jail after his arrest on a sex charge.

TITUSVILLE – A Republican state lawmaker charged with offering to perform oral sex for $20 on an undercover male police officer vowed Thursday to defend himself in court and said he would not resign from office.

“I am filing a not guilty plea. I am vigorously going to fight this,” State Rep. Bob Allen, a co-chair of Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign in Florida, said at a news conference. “I am not resigning my office because the people elected me and want me to do a good job. I am going to do a good job for them in finishing this term.”

Allen called his arrest “an ugly and unpleasant situation that has been thrust on me and my family.” The lawmaker had sponsored a failed bill that would have tightened the state’s prohibition on public sex.

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* Rep Bob Allen, R-Merritt Island after arrest Photo

He choked up when he thanked backers who had contacted him to offer their support. He warned people not to jump to conclusions about what happened but said he could not offer any details about the arrest because of his legal strategy. Allen is married and has a teenage daughter. “It is not true. It is inaccurate and therefore, it’s not guilty,” Allen said.

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer said the matter would be addressed in a timely and appropriate matter.

“While this is an extremely serious matter, the House of Representatives and the judiciary system have established a process to deal with situations of this nature,” Greer said in a statement.

Allen’s arrest on Wednesday came days after a key Southern supporter of McCain opponent Rudy Giuliani, U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, was identified as a client of a Washington, D.C., escort service.

“It just seems sad and tragic,” Gov. Charlie Crist said Thursday when asked in Miami about Allen’s arrest.

Veteran’s Memorial Park was under surveillance when Allen was seen coming in and out of a restroom three times, said police Lt. Todd Hutchinson. Allen, 48, then approached an undercover officer and was arrested.

He has been charged with solicitation for prostitution, which has a maximum penalty of one year in jail. Brevard County jail officials said Allen posted a $500 bond.

While being transported to jail, Allen told WFTV Channel 9 that the situation was “a very big misunderstanding.”

Allen was elected to the Florida House in 2000. He was chairman of the House Committee on Energy.

Allen was named in March as one of six co-chairs for McCain’s Florida campaign.

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Wow…where do I start? The first great bit of info is that this douche bag was not caught in a gay-sex or sex-in-the-park sting. The idiot was caught by undercover agents who were there trying to catch a thief. And his weird behavior of walking in and out of the bathroom raised suspicion.

The next bit I like is how he agreed to pay the agent $20 so he could give blow to the officer. Here’s a picture:

Bob “Cock-Gobbling Hypocrite” Allen

After looking at this picture you can see why. And what do his wife and teenage daughter think of this? The poor daughter is probably mortified of going to college next year. I’m sure lots of kids will be sending out gobbles through the hallways (in reference to cock-gobbling…which I think is my new favorite word right now).

The stories now say he will be vindicated and is “absolutely not guilty”. No, you aren’t guilty of wanting to give someone head Mr. Allen. You are guilty of looking for it in a public place and offering money for services, which is illegal. You are guilty of being a hypocrite for being in a heterosexual marriage but getting some on the “down low”. And you are guilty of stupidity to think you will be “vindicated” in the end. Yes, there may be those who will follow you blindly (general those who voted for you and can’t accept they made a mistake) and believe you were framed, or the police lied, or some silly fallacy that will help them sleep at night. You can count on them to vote for you when you run for the Senate as you say you will do, but there are plenty more people who will know you for the liar you are. Maybe you should say you’ve had gay urges, drop out of site for three months, and re-appear saying you went through intense therapy to “straighten” yourself out. That’s helped a few politicians recently. Clueless (IE – religous red-neck) voters love to hear that and claim it a modern miracle and that could win you a few more votes…but it’s all a drop in the bucket.

You are part of the problem that’s wrong with our government. You are a liar. Tell people you like cock, tell people you are bi, tell people you are gay…just don’t say you are for decency and then go aggressively looking to play “hide the sausage” in a public park, and be mortified and outraged when caught.

For more delicious stories of representatives getting caught, read SteveO’s entry here.

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Here’s a blog posting with more information about the Full Moon Saloon closing.

3rd Day Out

Yes, I took one more day off. Hey, my team lead told me to take the time off and get well. Of course…

He called me this afternoon to tell me that the new PC’s have shown up and they are trying to make room-blah-blah-blah. Translated: Tomorrow I will be working my ass off. But maybe there will be some OT for the weekend I can do.

So let’s get a laugh out of some recent criminals who decided to wear some great t-shirts during the mug shots:

From The Smoking Gun

But He’s Such A Nice Dog…

Yet another pit bull mauling. The quote by the owner is simply priceless:

Woman Dies After Pit Bull Attacks Face

POSTED: 10:07 am EDT June 29, 2007
UPDATED: 1:16 pm EDT June 29, 2007

DELTONA, Fla. — A 63-year-old woman visiting a family member in Deltona, Fla., was killed Friday when a pet pit bull attacked her face and nearly ripped her scalp off, according to officials.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 dog attack call Friday morning from a home located at 1608 Roble Lane.

When officers arrived, they found Mary Bernal being mauled by the pit bull.

The deputies shocked the dog and Bernal was transported to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where she later died.

The victim’s sister and owner of the dog, Estela Macias, 52, was also injured in the attack. She was transported to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford for medial treatment.

Dog owner Eliasar Macies said he did not think his pet dog was capable of killing anyone.

“This is new to me,” Macies said. “(The dog) had never done this before. Never, never.”

Before the attack, Bernal was attempting to pick up another dog in Macias’ back yard, deputies said.

The pit bull was taken by Volusia County Animal Services and Code Enforcement.

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It ain’t Florida if there aren’t a handful of pit bull maulings each year in the news. I think they need to tattoo the phrase “This is new to me” on the bastard’s forehead.

I hope everyone had a good weekend. We got some yard work done Saturday, along with hitting Lowe’s and some other stores for home needs. We tried out giving the kids a little more Freedom in the house when we went out. Instead of just having the kitchen area, we left the babygate to the family room open…of course, we picked up any small objects we thought Sydney might get a hold of to chew on. We got back and found nothing destroyed, so now they have more room. We will next try giving them run of the house, but with all the bedroom doors closed.

Hubby left for New York on Sunday for a business class (benchmarking his job against another company that teaches the same type of classes). He saw the final night of Tarzan on Broadway. And his hotel room overlooks the giant billboard for Wicked. I wish I could have gone with him but I’ve already missed enough classes this semester.

On Sunday, once he left for the airport, I went to work in the pond. I re-potted the Iris and the dwarf papyrus plants. They both were spilling out of their pots. I cut off healthy sections of them, planted those small pieces in new aquatic soil, and sunk the pots back in the water. I’ll get pictures of them and post. Oh, and the new lily I planted finally bloomed this delicate pink flower. And if you want more nature news from me, I finally saw my first humming bird in the neighborhood. I was beginning to think they were none in Lake County at all.

Some more good news is Spider is doing very well after his surgery. Yea, Spider!!! Get well soon!

Quick movie review: A Prairie Home Companion

This film was a big disappointment. Maybe I should chalk it up to the late Robert Altman who directed it. There really wasn’t much of a storyline, more like the goings-on on the final show of APHC (fictitiously). What was really strange was how three of Garrison’s Keillor’s characters he features in his real show are played by actors in the movie. I couldn’t tell if this was supposed to be a fantasy, a reality, or a mixture. There’s Meryl Streep as a singer who had a fling with “GK” and wasn’t over it, Lindsy Lohan as Meryl’s daughter who writes poetry about committing suicide, a dead listener who is walking around the show and is the Angel of Death now. And in the final shot she shows up in the diner and walks toward the table where everyone sees her as she comes to claim someone – is she there for Guy Noir, Meryl, Lily Tomlin, Garrison? It was just confusing and a waste of some A-list talent. Catch it on cable and don’t waste your money. If you are a fan of APHC I would recommend you to see it, just to see the faces of the musicians and actors you hear every week on the show.

Rednecks and Rumors

How was your 4th? We went and saw an early movie (only $5 at AMC on holidays, Saturdays, and Sundays before Noon). We saw Knocked Up which was enjoyable (not enjoyable enough to review). I would necessarily watch it again or buy the DVD. We headed home as the rain started and spent time at home relaxing. We then went to a friend’s for her 4th of July block party. She had lots of food and this group of redneck neighbors who were there, spent over 2 hours shooting off fireworks in the street. I was glad we had had a ton of rain (it ended just after we got there) so less chance of them setting a nearby house on fire.

By the end of the evening they were holding bottle rockets in their hands to fire them off.

Yee Haw!!!

Could fireworks be God’s form of natural selection for the redneck community?

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I just heard that the Full Moon bar in Orlando closed! My source says he hasn’t heard of a reason, yet. Interesting. Stay tuned for some dirt – I’ll post it when I find it.