Hurst is 99 miles from Waco. I’ve got friends in Waco, so I worry.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Hurst is 99 miles from Waco. I’ve got friends in Waco, so I worry.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Friday, March 17, 2017
I’m having trouble keeping track of Trump’s misdeeds, mistakes and gaffs today.
- Did we really threaten a preemptive strike on North Korea?
- Did Rex Tillerson really traveling on official business without the press?
- Was Rex Tillerson really to fatigued to meet with South Korean officials?
- Did Trump really ignore Merkel’s request for a handshake?
- Are we really cutting Meals on Wheels because its the compassionate thing to do?Did Trump really joke about wiretaps with Merkel?
- Did Trump really fire Preet Bharara because he was investigating Tom Price for insider trading?
- Did we really bomb a fucking mosque full of innocent people?
- Did Trump really tell a German reporter she was a nice friendly reporter?
- Did Trump really fuck over his voters with his budget? (Yes. Yes he did.)
- Did DeVos really kill a rule protecting students from high fees?
There is more, but I’m tired and it’s late.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
I’ve been hit up with a few emails recently because of the arrest of Oklahoma state senator Ralph Shortey (R). People want to know why I had not added him to the list of Christian hypocrites. My answer is simple. I’m busy. I can fix that now though.
Ralph Shortey was arrested for allegedly having sex with an underage male prostitute. I think that qualifies as statutory rape in most states, perhaps not in Oklahoma. I should look that up… age of consent in Oklahoma is 16, unless money is offered in exchange for sexual contact. Check! Shortey makes the law, is it too much to ask that he knows the law too?
Shortly was charged with engaging in child prostitution, a felony. In response, the Republican-dominated State Senate sanctioned Shortey… they canceled his reserved parking space among other penalties.
Shortey allegedly used social media to set up his evening. Given the evidence and his use of the alias Jamie Tilley, I think the police would be looking for more victims.
I already know too much about this hypocrite.
- He studied but did not graduate from the unaccredited Heartland Baptist Bible College, an IFB institution.
- He one proposed a wtf bill that outlawed the use of aborted fetuses in food, apparently because of something he read on the internet.
- He supports the war on drugs, but was allegedly smoking weed during his illicit romp with a teenager.
- He was active for 17 years in the YMCA’s Youth and Government organization… where he would have had ample access to teens.
- He voted in favor of an anti-transgender bathroom bill.
- He acts like a fundie… I’d love to know what church he attends. I bet they are proud.
- He was Trump’s Campaign Chair in Oklahoma. Why? Who would hire this guy to do anything?
What amazes me the most of cases like this is how big of a fuckup these people are. We have an adult who did not graduate from an unaccredited bible college and whose work experience appears to have been a production assistant, before being elected as a state senator. Is he or best and brightest? Why would anyone vote for this fraud in the first place?
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Thanks Trump… We deported the Italian band Soviet Soviet after denying then entry to the U.S. and jailing them overnight. Apparently, the band members were questioned for hours over the possibility that they might be paid for performing at a promotional concert. What the hell is going on?
The band, which is based in the city of Pesaro, landed in Seattle on Wednesday afternoon. It was traveling under ESTA (also known as the Visa Waiver Program), which allows citizens of nearly 40 countries to travel to the United States without having to obtain a visa. Source:Anastasia Tsioulcas
They sure sound dangerous to me…
Friday, March 10, 2017
Pastor Michael Hill was sentenced to 10 years in prison plus 10 years probation for the capital sexual battery of an 11 year old girl. The victim did not come forward with accusations until 2002.
Hill was a Kansas area Seventh-Day Adventist minister for 16 years before his arrest in Florida. We don’t see many of those here on Deep Thoughts.
Pastor Mauricio Aguilera-Garcia was sentenced to 37 years and six months for sodomizing a young congregation member. Aguilera-Garcia was the pastor at Our Fathers House Church in Salem Oregon.
Aguilera-Garcia was a repeat offender.
Aguilera-Garcia was convicted of sexually abusing a 12-year-old child in Marion County in 1985, but he was not listed on the sex offender registry. Oregon's first registration laws were enacted in 1989. During his sentencing Wednesday, prosecutors presented the court with police reports from the 1985 incident. Source:Whitney M. Woodworth
The victim was a 13-year-old girl who’s sexually assaulted several times.
Aguilera-Garcia is 56 now. Let’s see… add 37 years to that and its…death in prison. He will never make it to 93.
Youth pastor Ron Hyde was arrested Tuesday for the grisly murder of Fred Laster 23 year ago. The story is horrible and involves a dismembered corpse dumped into a dumpster. They have a DNA match with Hyde to the murder. You can read about it here.
Pastor Ron Hyde hide within the church for years. He was fixated on child abuse and helping children. It’s all pretty creepy.
When I read this headline, I said, "Please be Texas.”
Mom pulls gun on another mom in school drop-off line. It was Texas, Houston to be exact. I’m from California. It’s not common to see people with guns here, but every visit to Texas for me is a trip into the gun zone. The friggen things are everywhere. Walk into a roadside cafe, people have guns. Walk down the street, people have guns. Once at breakfast in a hotel dinning room, I counted seven men wearing guns. WTF? Why does everybody need a gun? It does not make Texas safer, violent crime by state puts Texas at # 15 in the nation with a rate of 405.5. per 100k population. California comes in at # 17 with 391.1. Number of deaths by gun are 10.7 for 100k of population for Texas and 7.4 for California. So… Texas has more crime and more guns deaths per capita? It makes no sense.
Antidoping will not able to perform at Skanking Reggae Festival March 11 at The Shrine Expo Hall due to difficulties in renewing their visas. Damit Trump. What do have against a Mexican Ska? These guys are hot.
I’ve still got Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and The Slacker though…
Saturday, March 04, 2017
"We are heartbroken over this and we are praying for him, his family and our church. We are focused on moving forward for what we are here for.” - Source: Dr. Mike Hawkins, pastor of Salem Baptist Church.
I wonder what the real story is on this one.
Oh the shame! Omar Smith, the son of Dr. Colin Smith, was sentenced to six months in jail for possession of 344 images and 22 videos depicting child pornography. Smith was the church pianist and volunteered with local youth camps. There is no mention of this scandal on the church website or Facebook page.
The church is the historic First Baptist church of Sandwich, (Facebook) which was the last stop on the Underground Railroad. Pay no attention to the pedophile pianist…