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What you didn’t see on ‘I Am Cait’: Kate Bornstein and Caitlyn Jenner at Scientology HQ

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In December, while filming the second season of I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner and show regular Kate Bornstein made a visit to the Church of Scientology “org” that is part of its worldwide administrative headquarters in Los Angeles.

You didn’t hear about it because what happened that day never made it into the show, which aired its season finale more than a month ago.

But now we can tell you that the visit to Scientology was a daring move by Jenner, who was there to support her friend Bornstein on an emotional journey. The two of them were there asking to see Bornstein’s daughter, Jessica Baxter, who Kate has not seen in more than 30 years.

Ultimately, they were turned away after spending about an hour at the Scientology facility. Bornstein tells us they chose not to take cameras with them, out of concern for Scientology’s security measures.

So there is no footage of the encounter. But Kate Bornstein told us all about it, and Caitlyn Jenner’s representative confirmed that the event happened.

In 2012, we put Kate Bornstein on the cover of The Village Voice to note the publication of her memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today. Bornstein was already a well-known trans performance artist and author of the influential gender theory manifesto, Gender Outlaw.

Less well known was her involvement in Scientology, which had her working as first mate to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard on the yacht Apollo in the early 1970s. Kate was Al Bornstein then, and Al was a dedicated Scientologist who had helped run the Scientology org in New York City. Al was also a father, but after he left Scientology his ex-wife Molly and his daughter Jessica “disconnected” from him. Bornstein hasn’t seen Jessica since 1980, when she was nine years old.

On January 24, 1986 — the same day, coincidentally, that L. Ron Hubbard died in California — Kate Bornstein changed her name legally. In her memoir, she writes in revealing detail about her various sexual and artistic adventures as she became a leading figure in the trans community. And she tells audiences that her daughter Jessica stays away from her not because of that unconventional history as a gender theory pioneer, but simply because Kate turned her back on Scientology.

Jessica is a member of Scientology’s “Sea Organization,” the most hard core of Scientology’s employees, who sign billion-year contracts and work around the clock for pennies an hour, cut off from the outside world and from their own families. In 2014, Jessica’s photo was spotted in an internal Scientology publication. She was part of a contingent of Sea Org executives who had been moved from Florida to the Los Angeles headquarters to take over an underperforming facility. For Kate, the photo of Jessica in her Sea Org outfit was the first time she’d seen anything about her in 31 years.

Kate herself had been through the wringer after her memoir came out. She spent a year battling lung cancer, and then in August 2014 told us that her cancer was in remission. Two months later, the photo of Jessica showed up. And six months after that, in April 2015, Bruce Jenner gave his 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, confirming that he was transitioning to life as a woman. In June, Caitlyn Jenner famously made her debut by showing up on the cover of Vanity Fair, and the next month, on July 26, her reality TV series, I Am Cait, debuted on the E! network.

When the series was filming, Bornstein, who lives in New York, happened to be in Los Angeles for Trans Pride. She ran into her friend Jen Richards, who was an I Am Cait cast member. Richards said she wanted to get Kate on the show, and soon Bornstein found herself in a car being taken through a steep canyon above Hollywood to the home of trans actress Candis Cayne.

 
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[The photo Kate Bornstein posted to Instagram, identifying her daughter Jessica Baxter]

 
“And there was Caitlyn Jenner,” Kate says, still sounding as surprised as she must have felt that day. The scene that then unfolded ended up in the fourth episode of the first season; the setup was that Caitlyn had gone to Cayne’s house for a “sleepover” that, initially, only featured the two of them. As the episode unfolded, there was a lot of emphasis on fashion and what kind of lingerie Cait was going to slip into later. But then, when Richards and Bornstein arrived, Jenner seemed to realize that the evening had suddenly taken on more importance. Narrating the scene, she explained who Bornstein was, and she mentioned Gender Outlaw.

And then, true to herself, if unusual for the show, Kate Bornstein put Jenner on the spot.

“‘How are you dealing with the freak factor?’ I asked her,” Kate remembers. “She was used to a lot of adulation from all of her friends. But the outside world sees us as freaks. Cait answered, ‘I’m doing the show to normalize things.’ And I answered yeah, you wouldn’t have to do that if we weren’t seen as freaks.”

If Caitlyn was temporarily thrown, she recovered and then asked Bornstein how she handled “the freak factor.”

By owning it, Kate responded.

“It made a big impression on Caitlyn,” Kate says, and the proof of that was that Kate was asked to become a regular member of the cast for season two.

We asked Kate how her involvement in Scientology had come up with the other cast members.

“It came up big time when we visited Caitlyn’s alma mater, Graceland College in Iowa. We were on stage and the whole student body was there, about 1,000 students,” Kate says. The school was originally affiliated with the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, known as Community of Christ today. So the students had numerous questions for Caitlyn and her friends about their thoughts on religion.

“I talked about Scientology, and explained that my daughter is a Scientologist, and active, and by the rules of that church, she’s not allowed to speak to me, not allowed to hear from me. That’s just the way it is. The students looked stricken,” Kate says.

“The other ladies on the bus kept asking me questions about Scientology after that — all the questions that are so embarrassing to an ex-Scientologist,” Bornstein says. “And some of that got aired. The Daily Beast pegged me as Caitlyn Jenner’s Ex-Scientologist Friend.”

But then, away from the cameras, Jenner brought the subject up with her.

“Caitlyn asked me later, what’s up with your daughter? Have you gotten back to see her? No, I told her. I’d sent her a letter, birthday cards. I’d done an Internet search and found that she was living in Tarpon Springs, Florida. But then she had transferred to Los Angeles with a Sea Org command team. I learned that from [former Scientology spokesman] Mike Rinder,” Kate says.

“Caitlyn said, wait she’s in Los Angeles? I showed Cait the picture I have of her. She said ‘Let’s go see her!’ That’s how she is,” Bornstein says with a laugh. “I’ll go with you, she said. You will? I asked. Yeah! she said. That’s how it came up. Caitlyn is a champion. That role for her is comfortable and she knows how to walk that walk. She will champion people’s rights. And she will fight injustice. And so she agreed to come with me to Scientology.”

Bornstein said she explained to Caitlyn what the pitfalls might be. She told Caitlyn that Scientology was notoriously retaliatory, and might attack them for even making the attempt.

“What are they going to say that hasn’t already been said?” Caitlyn responded.

Several weeks later, in the middle of December, Bornstein was staying in a hotel in Los Angeles while shooting for the series was going on. She got a call from Caitlyn. “You still want to do this?” she asked. When Kate said yes, Caitlyn told her she’d come by to pick her up at the hotel the next morning.

“Caitlyn has a bunch of cars, and one of them is a huge white Escalade with tinted windows — you cannot see inside that sucker,” Kate says.

She sat in front with Caitlyn, who was driving. Producers for the series, carrying cameras, sat in the back seats. Bornstein was armed with information about where Jessica might be stationed at the “Big Blue” complex, Scientology’s administrative headquarters in Los Angeles, whose centerpiece is the former Cedars of Lebanon hospital that the church purchased in 1977, just a few months before the FBI raided the place.

“Mike Rinder had pulled a few strings and found where Jessica was stationed and what her office was,” Kate says.

She directed Caitlyn where to drive, and they pulled into the parking lot off Sunset Boulevard and in front of the “Los Angeles Org,” the “Ideal Org” that is on the compound’s north side.

 
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[The L.A. “Ideal Org,” on the campus of PAC Base, Scientology’s “Big Blue” compound on Fountain Ave.]

“It was about 10 in the morning. No one was in the parking lot. And this huge white Escalade pulls up, facing the front door. I told Caitlyn I was worried about Scientology’s security people,” Kate says.

“No, this is exciting,” Caitlyn responded.

“We sat there and realized, what are we going to say?”

They weren’t there just as a stunt, Kate explains. They really did hope that they could convince Jessica to see her “father” for the first time in decades. They sat in the Escalade, talking over the approach that might actually convince the Scientologists to cooperate.

They decided that Caitlyn should introduce herself, and say that she’s with her friend, but mumble Kate’s last name so that it wasn’t really discernible.

“And that’s what she did,” Bornstein says with a laugh.

“We walked inside and went up to the front desk, and Caitlyn said, ‘Hi, I’m Caitlyn Jenner and this is my friend Kate — mumble — and we’re here to see Jessica Baxter.’ There were four people behind the desk, and none of them recognized her. And that threw her for a loop. Caitlyn’s not used to being unrecognized. Her name opens doors,” Kate says.

But they were in luck. After they were kept waiting for about ten minutes, Kate says, one of the women behind the counter told them it was all right for them to go see Jessica.

“You can go to her office, she said, and then she pointed to a place around the corner,” Kate remembers.

The office was located in the American Saint Hill Organization, a large rectangular building that features a sculpture of a lion out front — and it’s literally just next door from the LA Org, a few hundred feet farther down L. Ron Hubbard Way.

“Caitlyn wanted to drive,” Kate says in a way that makes it plain that if that’s what Caitlyn wanted, that was what was going to happen.

“We got back into that honking big thing. And then two security guards showed up, stopping us as we pulled out of the parking lot. Hey there, where are you going? Caitlyn was getting pretty cocky at this point, telling them, yeah, we’re going down there, to the lion. So they let us go.”

Kate says they didn’t see where to park the car, so they looped back around the compound and ended up back in the parking lot they had just left.

“Now there were six security guys, in uniforms. What’s with the uniforms? Caitlyn asked. They wear uniforms, they have ranks, I explained,” Kate says.

“This is great! It’s like being in a spy movie!” Caitlyn said.

The two of them got out of the car, and it was obvious that the security guards knew, or had been told, who Caitlyn was.

“Thank you for coming, they said. And Caitlyn was doing all the talking,” Kate remembers.

The guards told them they were trying to find Jessica for them, and asked them to go back into the LA Org lobby and have a seat.

“We went back to the same place we’d been half an hour earlier,” Kate says.

 
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[Illustration by Chad Essley]

“They brought us water and tea, and asked us if we wanted a tour. Two of them, a man and a woman, tried to engage us in conversation,” she says.

When they asked about why they were there to see Jessica Baxter, Kate says she faltered.

“I wasn’t as brave as I thought I was going to be. I didn’t say, ‘I’m her dad.’ That left me,” she says. “It didn’t actually even occur to me. Which is weird. I was kind of scared by this time. They were talking to Caitlyn. Does Jessica know you? they asked her. Caitlyn operates by this idea, ‘everyone knows me.’ So she said, yeah!

“They weren’t asking me questions. So I just shut up and drank their water and some of their tea. We were there for another 30 minutes. I pointed out that we were being filmed, and Caitlyn said, ‘Well, you and I are used to that.'”

Eventually, they were told that Jessica was unable to talk to them, and they were asked for a number where they could be reached.

“Caitlyn whipped out her phone, and I said no, why don’t you give us Jessica’s number and we’ll call her. The number they gave us was the main number for the org. And that was it,” Kate says.

Kate says she knew the chances of an actual reunion had probably been small, “but I did get my hopes up for seeing her.” Afterwards, she spoke with Rinder, who told her that at least Jessica would know that someone was interested in seeing her.

When Kate told him that she worried her visit might have gotten Jessica into trouble with the notoriously punishment-minded organization, he told her, “Maybe that’s just what she needs.”

We asked Kate what Caitlyn’s impression was after the encounter.

“She was struck by how tightly wrapped up everything was. She got that they weren’t being genuine to us. ‘They don’t really care about people,’ she said. And she said that they were overly protective and they had no reason to be. Right again.”

The only footage they had of the encounter was what the producers had shot in the car on the way to and from the Scientology headquarters. Kate told us about the event when it happened, but asked us to keep a lid on it until the show had a chance to put something together. Only after the season was over, and Kate realized that it wouldn’t be mentioned, did she agree to let us write about it.

When we reached out to Jenner for a statement, her representative Alan Nierob sent us a message.

“This email will confirm that our client, Caitlyn Jenner, went with Kate Bornstein to the Scientology facility in Los Angeles to see her daughter last December,” it said.

We sent a message to Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw, asking about the church’s reaction to being visited by Jenner. We’ll let you know if she responds.

Kate, meanwhile, is philosophical about her odd day at the Scientology headquarters with her famous friend.

“Caitlyn had no idea how doomed to failure our little jaunt was, but it made me feel good to try. And it made me happy when Mike said that Jessica knows now that someone wants to see her.”

 
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Chris Shelton on recovering from Scientology

 

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on May 26, 2016 at 07:00

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists
GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice
SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

Other links: Shelly Miscavige, ten years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | Scientology boasts about assistance from Google | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
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  • Still_On_Your_Side

    Good for Caitlyn Jenner! I hope she uses her growing popularity to shut down the bigots in and out of scientology.

    • Baby

      Well look at your new spiffy avi Still.. I love it!

  • Lousy Ratatouille

    Chris Shelton’s presentation is great!
    Recovering from undue influence (such as Scientology) is a gradual process. It takes education.
    Chris recommends four interesting books by famous authors in the field of critical thinking.

    This week I started reading: Scientology: A to Xenu, Insider’s Guide to What Scientology is Really All About.

    • Illinoisian

      Chris does a great job in the book, doesn’t he? He knows how to present the big picture.

    • UhLasare

      Audiobook version is great

  • The rain is over

    • salin

      For now.

      • I love rain.

      • OOkpik

        Hi, Sweetie. *waves* Been missing you. <3

        • salin

          Hi there! Thanks *hug*

          I have a couple of days lull, and hope to play to catch up before going back into a whirldwind ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Baby

        Hi piggie Piglet..xoxo

        • salin

          Hi Baby…. *hugs* xoxo.

    • Baby

      Absolutely beautiful.. Wow…. Those colors are amazing Do

    • aquaclara

      Lovely!

  • order66

    I noticed a fetid odor in my thrift store. Found out where it was coming from.

    I haven’t yet figured out what the best part is: That the lady who stocks books put it in the fiction section, or that anything with a green sticker is half-off this week. Green sticker on the spine, fifty percent off of $2.99, and nobody has bought it yet.

    • order66

      I didn’t have time to take more than one pic, or look through it and see what kind of shape it was in, since I was working alone in my area today, and Captain Douchebag, I mean the area manager, was around. I could tell that it looked to be an older edition.

    • TonyOrtega

      That’s a pretty cool edition. Great dust jacket. I’d love to have that copy. The 1950 first edition I have is a dull looking book.

      • order66

        The cover art is definitely eye-catching. It had a bit of that old book smell you get in a library.

        • Hey take the hint.
          Spend $1.50 and send it to Tony.

          • order66

            If they give us an employee shop day, I might.

        • flyonthewall

          I like the crazy covers from the late 60’s-70’s. They’re like Chick tracts on bad LSD

    • aquaclara

      Very cool find!

    • Juicer77

      I would buy it! Looks like an early copy – would be interesting to see what they’ve “fixed” since then.

      • order66

        They’d have to give us an employee shop day. Since the specific merchandise and some of the prices we charge are sort of left to the discretion of employees, we’re not allowed to shop in our store just whenever.

        • Juicer77

          Oh for heaven’s sake. Steal the thing and leave $10 in the till for it! Just kidding. I do not condone theft. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Jenny Griffith

    Regarding Tony’s recent twitter — I don’t think Tommy Davis works at Colony anymore.

    • Dibythesea

      You might right about that. It looks like Colony Capital has a new website and Thomas Davis is not listed as management or otherwise. Maybe it got too hot for Tommy Boy;)

      • Juicer77

        Perhaps he’s just a incompetent trust fund boob? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Interesting…But mostly, I just want to know what shoes Tommy wore to dinner.

      • Robert Eckert

        Don’t you… step on my blue suede shoes!

  • Unex Skcus

    Clicked on a YouTube video in the comments, got this:

    • So Dave is spending all the donations for this.

  • Eivol Ekdal

    Applause for the resident artist…

    • flyonthewall

      they can draw crotches really well. I was impressed by that too

  • sashiebgood

    idk if anyone has posted this and I don’t have the energy to scroll thru thousands of posts : OH NO Ross and Carrie’s Scientology adventures continue, this time Ross is contemplating the Purif and they go to the Sunday service and…
    http://www.ohnopodcast.com

    • Juicer77

      This is a good repost, though. Episode 7 and eagerly awaiting the final Episode 8!

  • semi O/T for today: if anyone was concerned, No Convention was able to raise 2% of their total goal of $40,000 … they do have tour dates through most of July into August, many “no cover” or only $5 to get in, so if they’re hitting your town … ___ ____ ____ (heh heh) ___ they ___ ___ to eat ___ ___ ___ for ___ ____ and maybe ___ ___ enough ___ ___ ___ Drugs!

    (feel free to fill in the blanks)

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Well, bless their hearts…I guess they’re not upstat enough to tour with Juliette and the Licks, eh?

      • you’re speaking my language, i thought for sure they had a rich family member that was going to make an 11th hour donation
        ;(

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          No out-exchange or freeloaders, even among the monied set.

      • flyonthewall

        Juliette and the Icks are going to be at a festival one of my new fav bands are playing. I thought that was funny. Not ha-ha funny but you know…funny

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          Don’t go, you’ll get space cooties! Which fest, which band?

          Btw, I will henceforth be calling her band the Icks.

          • flyonthewall

            Oh it’s in Denver, long way away from me, I won’t be going. Riot fest. I don’t know 90% of the bands going. Jane’s Addiction will be there though, that will be a great show. 3teeth is my latest love. 90’s style industrial metal, Rammstein-NIN type stuff. Fell in love seeing them open for Tool and Primus.

            http://riotfest.org/denver/lineup/

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Oh, right–I’ve seen you post about them. I don’t know them, though. I see Dan Deacon is going to be there, which is weird. But not as weird as Yo La Tengo, who is the obvious orange among these apples. Seeing Ween’s name just makes me wanna fire up 12 Golden Country Greats. [oldster sigh]

  • Kay

    Okay…please indulge this is O/T but On Topic for the many cat lovers here. As I have posted before, people seem to always want me to animal sit for them while they’re gone and I’m not good at saying no.

    So I have a cat here who when she is stressed out, poops on the rug just outside of the liiter box. She’s stressed because of course her owner is gone, etc. So, I have a box of kleenex on the counter in the designated “cat liitter” room for my cat guests and I use that to pick up her little offerings. Well today I go down there, and she has jumped up on the counter, gotten two kleenexes out of the pop-up box and carefully laid them over her “boo-boo’s” on the floor. I was amazed. I am not a cat person because I am allergic, but this seems pretty unusual to me since she’s only seen me use the Kleenex a few times. I know zip about cats so I don’t know if this means she’s a kitty “critical thinker” or what…

    • flyonthewall

      witch. burn with fire.

      • Kay

        Laugh ! You so bad….

    • aquaclara

      Despite being a dog person, I had 3 sweet kitty cats for many, many years. I can tell you they are smart, fun and mischievous. But oh, yes, smart and capable of planning. And they have remarkable memories. They know people, luggage, treats, food, and how to give presents and snuggles. They also know how to tell time, laugh at us, and chastise us if we’re not taking sufficient care of them (TREATS).
      And their hearing is right up there with that of dogs.

      Enjoy!

      • aquaclara

        Also want to say that kitty is pooping outside the box totally on purpose. It’s not stress. It’s vengeance.

        • Kay

          That very well could be…I have told her owner that I think she really gets mad when she is left…she sulks for about two days and doesn’t want anything to do with anyone, then she loosens up a bit. Outisde of the box presents are always worse at the beginning of her “stays” with me.

      • Kay

        Yes I am a dog person as well, and due to my allergies just am not around cats, but I was pretty surprised. She also evidently didn’t think I cleaned her litter box on time and gave me a big hint by dragging the pooper scooper into the litter box, like “hey get with it.” She is really entertaining.

        • aquaclara

          Here are two kitty “memory” stories, since you’re having so much fun. I had cat food that needed a can opener exactly twice. For the next 14 years, if I ran the electric can opener, they would come running. And once I had a contractor with a white, typical contractor van who made a bit of noise while doing work on the first floor. I put the cats on the third floor of a big old house with thick plaster walls, so they’d be out of range.
          Again, for the next 14 years, if they saw any white truck, van or minivan at the house, they would scramble.

          Do not underestimate kitties.

          • Kay

            Wow…..

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      The “smartest” cat in our house once got an empty Kleenex box stuck on her head and then slid down the steps while wildly trying to shake it off. What I’m saying is I probably should not participate in this conversation.

      • Kay

        That’s funny !!

    • Rasha

      KITTEH!!!

    • Kestrel

      Fecal thetans. They have power over MESS.

      • Kay

        Laugh !

        • Cat is showing stressors, those are often either having to live around canine or is either a disease condition which vet would recognize or is simple stressor as the usual has changed. Cats are โ†‘veryโ†‘ independent, self-minded and free-will so if a change like that occurs, is plausible cat has gone nuts while you are there, as the cat did not make that decision self-directed, hence is other-determinism.

          Cats do what they want, anyone whom can train cats scares meโ€”nothing else doesโ€”and for a reason.

          • Oh, you have a dog. Bad c/s from me for lack of looking ahead at my futures as I am trying to get to Koos Nolst Trenite – on assignment from OT-8 is Great and have an advance-placement operative whom can keep 5-beings alive in the mind.

            I just close-out on the cacophony, caco-phony?

            Caco plus Phonies, call me and all that?

            I no longer carry electronics, Dave Miscarriage?

            Mr. Savage Sr. next time just take the batteries out and do a factory-reset at the retailer, requesting a new account based in Panama.

            See the hat?

    • Juicer77

      Smart kitteh is smart! If she “covers” when she uses the litter box this is probably the same thing. Possible suggestion: can you close her in one room for a few hours a day? With her food, litter box, and a warm, comfy spot to nap. Having a quiet, out of the way place may help her relax and she’ll have less choices of where to leave her offerings. When cats are stressed they either want to get up high or in a more enclosed space. When she’s more confident she may venture out on her own. Thanks for being the designated cat watcher – and with allergies, too!! O.o

  • salin

    Woo Hoo – had some free hours – and was able to again spend some time at the Bunker.

    What is this rec.s (up votes for the days post) sitting at 155? Before I hit a whirlwind of RL (which will pick back up again in a few days) – the recs were close to 200.

    Ahem – lets make the search engines using algorithm’s of ‘popular’ (based on things like recommends/upvotes) trend up and push our Proprietor’s posts up so they show up fairly high on searches.

    We have hit a period of the year where northern aurora’s are hard to see (due to long day light in the arctic circle), and fewer people post southern lights pics to the NASA site. Thus – the skywatching photos I post will be more random per the phenomenon. Tonight I share a sunrise image from Deluth, Minnesota as a reminder to click recommend. http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=126047&PHPSESSID=35393jumcm6hlaj74i494bshc3

    • Kestrel

      It’s good to see you again.

      • salin

        Thanks. It is good to have some time to be in such great company.

        • Liberated

          Check out my new avatar—Maude Lebowski.
          It’s good to have your voice of reason back, even if it’s for a short time. We can tend to get a little carried away.

          • salin

            Appreciate your new Avi. ๐Ÿ˜€ Liberated.

            I don’t know that I temper the getting carried away (as I have done that, in the heat of the bunker moment), but it is nice to be thought of that way.

  • WOG with Attitude

    https://twitter.com/mexicanmigul/status/735966953265733632

    Print ad that shows the cans. Well, at least they’re not trying to claim they’re helping millions of people.

    I don’t know the context of the ad. Is this from freedommag?

    • Todd Tomorrow

      “Recycling the tin of the word two can’s at a time.”

    • salin

      It looks like a security radio (with the coil at the end of the antenna), is that common on emeters? I don’t recall seeing that in emeter images. If not, I have to wonder what the image is symbolically sending to those in the bubble.

      • WOG with Attitude

        Looks like the current “high tech” model. Gawd! They’re impressed with this stuff?!?

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/15c955b77deb0fc45350de1620f8438249463f08bd9ed54719815efe40901034.png

        • salin

          Now I get it – add some ‘old technology’ that looks like ‘new technology’ – push buying replacement emeter – and get another 5 grand from the public members. Very sad. Buy what looks better, but is the same old, and skip 5K+/- of other family expenses.

          • WOG with Attitude

            10 grand. Scientologists are supposed to have TWO emeters on hand, just in case one goes wonky and/or is out for service.

            Scientology thinks of every way to rip off their victims!

            John Alex wood thinks the eMeter reads his mind! I’m not even joking!

            • Missionary Kid

              To use an e-meter, I would think that JAW would need to find his lost mind first.

            • WOG with Attitude

              Ain’t that the truth!

  • WOG with Attitude

    https://twitter.com/sharpeangle/status/713701639555846144

    Here’s an interesting tidbit…
    It seems Mappin was merely stacking the deck with his fake knighthood scam; he’s trying to win money from gambling that trump will win!. Wow!!!

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Is this “the fool on the hill” I think it is? That lives in a castle with porto potties?

      • WOG with Attitude

        That’s the guy. The reviews of his great hotel aren’t exactly glowing. Sounds like a hell hole and a rip off. Plus, they proselytize Scientology to the nth degree! Ugh!

  • Vaquera

    Say No To Drugs co-sponsors defibrillators in Italy. f5

    • That’s a shock!

      • Observer

        • TheLurkingHorror

          Upvote for Paarthurnax! I didn’t kill him.

          • Franklin Adams

            Neither did I.

            I played on PC, so I have a mod where you can tell Delphine and Esbern to go to hell, the Blades serve the Dragonborn, and have since they were the Akaviri Dragonguard, its not the other way around and they will not tell the Dragonborn, the righteous Emperor of Tamriel, what to do.

            Yeah, I’m an Elder Scrolls nut. Have been since Daggerfall.

            • TheLurkingHorror

              Yeah, I probably have the same mod, called ‘The Paarthurnax Dilemma’ by Arthmoor (or something like that). You can *not* kill Paarthurnax but still recruit for the Blades.

              I’ve played the Elder Scrolls since Morrowind. I’ve tried to play Daggerfall but I can’t get used to the controls. I’ve never even made it out of the tutorial cave. lol

            • Franklin Adams

              Yup, thats the one. Artmoor’s one of my favorite modders, aside from Someguy2000, who is my absolute favorite. The New Vegas Bounties series is absolutely incredible and the other two quest mods are really good as well.

              I overrode it through console commands the first time, you get the quest and then complete it through setstage, but the mod’s a lot more elegant of a solution.

            • TheLurkingHorror

              Someguy2000? I’ll have to look him up on Nexus. Thanks for the tip. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Franklin Adams

              No prob. If you have New Vegas it is definitely worth playing his mods. To get the most out of it storyline wise, play New Vegas Bounties first, then Russell or The Inheritance, then whichever you didn’t play (I personally suggest Russell first) then NVB II, then NVB III, then The Better Angels.

              Apparently he has a new one called Checkpoint Gary that I haven’t played yet. He must’ve been bored waiting on Bethesda to drop the Fallout 4 GECK because that’s fast release-wise for him.

        • Rasha

          KITTEH!!!

          • Juicer77

            ROFL

    • Dave Reams

      It’s the new Mark X Golden Shower e-meter with built in credit card terminal. It automatically bleeds you dry under auditing and administers high voltage shocks to restimulate you when you faint from the blood loss. I guess the clams are selling the blood wholesale to plasma centers or maybe to the NOI ?

    • Paul V. Tupointeau

      Instead of giving electric shocks, it yells “Pick up your body!” with Tone 40 intentionedness (?)

      • Juicer77

        *snort*

    • YellowSubmarine

      These can be found around Big Blue – F5 (Click image to read instructions…)

    • Juicer77

      At least a tiny bit of their loot is going for something worthwhile…

  • Liberated

    Penelope Cruz was just on Fallon, she is so beautiful, so nice, so cool, and I’m thinking to myself, gosh, I can’t imagine why she said “no” to Cruise’s stepford wife proposal.

  • Stay Puft

    This kid Matthew Pritchard is so painfully naive, it’s not even funny. He’s posted a response to all the comments from people urging him not to go through with his ridiculous plan, including to Tony’s message, and he is still going to continue.
    http://infiltratingscientologymanchester.blog.com/2016/05/24/response-to-peoples-worries/

    For someone who says he’s done tons of reading and watched lots of videos, he is breathtakingly naive about what he’s letting himself in for. He has the well intentioned but immature belief common to people of that age that he can achieve something no one else has, that he has the faculties and capability to rescue members whilst preventing himself from being brainwashed.

    He’s 17!! As Tony said, he should just enjoy life instead of embarking on a ridiculous crusade that will waste his money and put him at risk of being harassed and fair gamed by Sciloons.

    • TheMirrorThetan

      He is as delusional as tampon cam lady. Nothing anyone says will make a difference.
      And he is so off that I don’t discount him being a plant.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I mentioned”tampon cam”lady and nobody seemed to know her name, let alone if she’s been seen. Many like to think that the people who have gone missing or died under suspicious circumstances are just conspiracy theories. Especially odd to me is the $cion’s that witnessed torturous behavior still seem that this has been all blown out of preportion. Just last week a vid of marty and Rinder fishing discussing how Moneyique Ding a Ling was present during a kidnapping.I think the repeated MO’s (suspicious suicides)… seem like an arm of GoMosa follow a handbook to stifle or simply get rid of those that might threaten the sect. In the Sea Ardhh you are often moved around at the last minute and with no real family(or no true clam friends) they are no longer in contact with, I wouldn’t put it past them to just rid themselves of problem members. We’ve witnessed stories of the elderly being dumped on the streets to eat out of trash cans once they got their best years of hard labor. Constantly reminded of these various crimes on this blog I think it breeds a culture of sociopaths trying to please their superiors under the guise of” clearing the planet” of SP’s which we all know is a randomly applied to those who interfere with Ron’s plan, moreover, the tenticles of the money machine. Think of the Russian’s being human traffic victim’s. It’s almost like they’ve taken every vestige of crime, decided it is lucrative and hide behind their religious protection.

        • TheMirrorThetan

          Her name was Yulia keaton or something like that. She had about 7 different variations of that name she used. No one legit needs half a dozen variations of their name.
          Last time I remember her mentioned was when Karen de la C got a COS letter from Bert Dikslurper accusing her of being in cahoots with the crazy lady. I think it was Dikslurper, anyway that sent it, I cant remember for sure, and that was quite a while ago.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            I guess my point is it can truly become a dangerous avocation, fucking with the cult. I worry about The Angry Gay Pope or Fred H. both who have been “fair gamed” recently. Fuck, one of them Anon Orange was attacked on film by security. He finally found a lawyer who practiced out of his lovely vintage home. He was almost done with his dream home office when suddenly the complex was destroyed by a suspicious fire. Thabk Xenu nobody was killed.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHiCo00sVdA

          • Todd Tomorrow

    • Liberated

      Oh the arrogance of youth. My son was 17 once and the very last thing he cared about was “handling” a cult, and both his parents were members at one time. I wish I could spend some time with this young man, I know I could convince him his life is so much more important than any of the lies perpetuated by the L Ron Hubbard “think”. It would take some time, it is not something that happens overnight.

    • hansje brinker

      Well, for the first time I give this “item” some attention. I wouldn’t be suprise if this “kid” (OSA) is just a Scientologist and only write positive reactions to get attention for his cult.

      • Liberated

        You know my friend, I hope your’re right. I would be happy to be wrong.

        • hansje brinker

          A month ago a good friend of mine saw a new Dutch web-site that was called “Stupid Scientology” It was under construct but you can leave a message ( to write an e-mail with your own account!) for any suggestions or input. He wrote an e-mail with his own name and telephone number and ask if they were OSA……..? So far no answer!
          This is probably an another “OSA-operation” to understand/ inventory who is critical on the “church”.
          Also after a simple research he notice that the e-mail account of this web-site was someting with : “westandtall@….”
          Btw: Mine friend wrote on purpose his real name and e-mail because he has nothing to lose. He is an ex-member and OSA knows him.

          • Liberated

            Well ,now I’m really glad I’m wrong.

            • hansje brinker

              I may also be wrong. I am a bit suspicious……some things are to obvious.

            • Liberated

              I almost left a message with my e-mail address. I was going to leave this young man a heartfelt motherly message. Now I am so glad I didn’t.

            • hansje brinker

              Oeps! Glad you are awake!
              Let’s see how this evolved.
              If you read his first visit to the cult, it is too positve……too “cleanly”.

            • Liberated

              So true.

          • YellowSubmarine
            • hansje brinker

              Ah, that is the e-mail! Are you Dutch?

            • YellowSubmarine
            • hansje brinker

              So, you have noticed the web-side. What do you think: OSA-site?

            • YellowSubmarine

              Could be. And the name of the site is a bit “3-year old”-like…

            • hansje brinker

              It seems to be a couple of weeks old an expert told…..

            • Juicer77

              XD

            • richelieu jr

              That orange! Vive les pays bas!

              Actually it reminds me of a poster for a fake film I made at school and had on my wall of a white dreadlocked, wannabe Rastaman with a scraggly beard, a pot-leaf T-Shirt rolling papers in a psychedelic VW van with “Weed Forever! If You Legalize it, I’ll advertise it” and Bob Marley Lives!!! (with little pot-leafs where the points on the exclamation marks go), looking in his rearview oa the police officer approaching, book out.

              He is saying, “Why does this always happen to me? It is a conspiracy!”

            • Missionary Kid

              True story: I knew a guy that had a VW van with some reference to weed as a part a vanity license plate (this was in the late 60s, before they really looked closely at vanity plates to censor them). He got stopped so many times that he gave the vanity plate up. He made sure that there were no drugs in the vehicle, but getting searched all the time just took too many hours our of his life.

              I was in west L.A., and saw a white Cadillac convertible with the license plate COCAINE. I figured he must be a drug lawyer. They would recall a plate like that today.

              I was in Santa Barbara and saw a car with the letters SMEGMA on it. I just about fell over laughing. This was in the late 70s.

            • richelieu jr

              My dad is the straightest man on Earth,never even taken a drink of alcohol, but in the early 70s we had a VW Van (no drug references, tho) and he had a beard. We drove from Denver to Helena to LA and back to Denver.

              By the second leg of the trip we’d been pulled over so many times he’d shaved the beard.

              By the time we’d got home, he’d already taken out classified ads to sell the thing. Never sen so many cops in my life. Nor do I care to.

          • richelieu jr

            To be fair, OSA finds out quickly the identities they can. they certainly know who I am.

            They might have never noticed the kid had Tony not mentioned him. They are here, but not on every adolescent’s dream blog. They have a bit of freedom, but l’il Davey don’t make leashes long enough for that sort of thing…

      • Todd Tomorrow

        oNah, too busy trying to score toilet paper for the next day while working 16-18 hours a day. Oh and with those audiutions poring in..Also, too much entheta updated everyday here.

      • Franklin Adams

        I got the same sort of feeling and I actually talked to him.

        • hansje brinker

          Ah! Interesting. Talked by phone or in writing?

          • Franklin Adams

            In writing, tried to get a phone number out of him but he didn’t even address that part.

            • hansje brinker

              Hahha, smart about the phone number! It seems to be an OSA project…….let’s see how this ends.

            • Franklin Adams

              I can guess, he’ll say its weird at first but not that bad. Then he’ll start saying he didn’t realize this and that, and that he doesn’t see any evidence of any malfeasance, then he’ll start shilling and saying that the critics are the insane and dangerous ones who seek to limit religious freedom or whatever.

      • Scream Nevermore

        Yeah, he’s either OSA or to idiotic to be out on teh interwebs without an accompanying adult.

    • Graham

      “They can have my name, email and phone number and address….. The only information they will not get is; Where I work, My family and friends names plus their address.”

      Truly naรฏve. Does he really think they can’t find out where he works once they know his name, email, phone number and address?

      He’s gleefully posted links to all the places where people have attempted to warn him. Seems to be revelling in it. Attention-whore?

      • Franklin Adams

        OSA plant more likely. Could just be stupid, but I dunno if anyone’s THAT stupid.
        I tried to warn him. A bunch of other users from here tried to warn him. Tony tried to warn him. If you don’t listen to anyone, especially people who know what they’re talking about, you’re stupid. Even a 17 year old kid isn’t that dumb.

      • Juicer77

        Very possible. Would OSA really be that blatant?

        • Liberated

          Yes.

          • Juicer77

            Well, then. Apparently I’ve been giving them WAY too much credit until now. XD

          • Graham

            My best guess is that there are so few Scieno’s left in England and they are so weary (Having been trying to get their lead balloon off the ground since 1950) that they no longer have the resources nor the enthusiasm to follow a classic Fair Game plan. But who knows…

        • hansje brinker

          Yes!

    • Juicer77

      This kid obviously thinks whatever he puts on the ‘net stays private. SMH
      ETA: just saw comments below – I will defer to those who have talked to him and think he’s up to shenanigans.

      • Rasha

        His orders just came in. He’s going to bomb the storage depot at Daquiri at 1800 hours. He’ll be coming in from the north, under their radar.

        When will he be back?

        He can’t say. That’s classified…

  • Dice โœ“

    OT: I have to go to the Vet today and get My Cat Neutralized and i am pretty sure i am going to die in process. So goodbye all! He he! F5

    • Liberated

      It’s the kindest thing you can do.

      • Dice โœ“

        Yea! i heard that, but this is a Girl, so i am not sure about what it does

        • Liberated

          It makes it so she does not go into heat, and have litters. It is truly a good thing, she will love you for it.
          I promise!

          • Dice โœ“

            “into heat, and have litters” What is is that? ha ha

            • Liberated

              For real?

            • Dice โœ“

              Yes ๐Ÿ™‚ i have no idea what you mean? English is not my 1’st launguage

            • Liberated

              I’m sorry, I didn’t know. Heat is “female estrus” the time when the female is prone to pregnancy by the male.
              The male cat will sense this “time” no matter what. I’ve had female cats that I swore had no contact with males, but they will fool you. Well, litters, that’s all the little babies that you must find homes for.
              Forgive my rudeness, what country do you call home?

            • Dice โœ“

              No “rudeness” taken – from Denmark! My Cat is 2 years old and it’s been on pills until now. I never had any problem with it and it has access to the outside and has a boyfriend (The alley Cat). The only Thing! it does is to stick it’s “behind” up in my face and wants it’s belly rubbed all the time. I hope it will get rid of that fixation ๐Ÿ™‚ Else i am convinced that it think it is a human and we have spend 24/7 together. It is so easy and I speak Duck language to it and it says Miauw. So we understand each other!
              ETA: off to the Vet!

            • Liberated

              It sticks her behind in your face because she is already in heat, and sorry to say already pregnant. She has an alley cat boyfriend, oh my.
              Those are classic symptoms of being “in heat”. Even if she is already pregnant, “spaying” will take care of it.
              In US, spaying is fixing a female, neutering is fixing a male, or tom cat. Either way it’s all good.
              By the way, beautiful little black kitty, I used to have a male black kitty named Frodo.

            • Juicer77

              She may not be pregnant yet, esp if she’s been on an oral contraceptive. This is normal “hello” behavior for some cats, even the belly rubs. LOL! Black kittehs rule, BTW. ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Liberated

              Tell me dear, are you American, and moved to UK, or Brit from birth? Hope I’m not being too personal.

            • Juicer77

              American. In the UK for a couple of years. Really loving it here!

            • MM

              “belly rubs”

              Research on the whole track has shown that 70% of the scratches on one’s forearms are caused by attempted cat belly rubs. Also, the severity of the scratches correlates to how stubbornly one tries to continue with the experiment. This is true.

            • Juicer77

              Well, I didn’t say you should DO it when they ask!! LOL Here’s a helpful chart… f5

            • Dice โœ“

              Not my cat on the pict ๐Ÿ™‚ She got an operation and she has been on pills (like humans) for 2 years.

            • Juicer77

              Awww, you are a good cat caretaker. Keep her quiet, not a lot of jumping around for 1-2 days, and let her rest. The only side effect is she’ll be a lot less interested in her “gentleman caller.” ๐Ÿ˜‰ Please give her plenty of chin scritches from me! <3

            • Dice โœ“

              I got a lot of instructions and equipment for the next 10 days, i had no idea it was such a major operation and pricey. XO! When i ask the Vet, if it could go through a “Cat Door” with that Pet-Collar – she said no no, you have to keep it inside!! Yes, but i have Cat Doors on all my inside doors, she looked at me?? All your doors? Yes! LOL.

            • Juicer77

              So. many. cat. doors. LOL
              My goodness, those are complicated instructions! Other than possibly an antibiotic for 10 days, what else do you have to do?

            • Dice โœ“

              Give her a bottle of painkillers ๐Ÿ™‚ Poor cat. he he. She is fine i will take a picture in a few ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Juicer77

              Glad she is ok ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Too many cats are killed everyday because people are not responsible pet owners. It will also prolong its life statistically.

        • OOkpik

          The vet will remove the uterus where the fetuses develop so she can’t become pregnant. Tom cats will lose interest in her and she will likely be happier to be home with her people/person.
          It’s a good thing. There are far too many kittens born who will never know a loving home.

          • Todd Tomorrow

            Don’t they lose the desire to smother human infants too?

            • Juicer77

              Oh, shaddup. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Missionary Kid

      Neutralized sounds a lot crueler than neutered.

      • Liberated

        Sounds like something Dick Cheney would say.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Remember when he shot himself duck hunting or did he shoot someone else?

          • Elegant Mess

            His “friend” was shot. Not sure how friendly they actually were, though…

          • Liberated

            No, he shot a lawyer that was part of his hunting party. He unloaded a bunch of bird shot, or small pellets into the guys face. Of course it was played down, he really hurt the man. He was hospitalized much longer than was reported.
            Later, mr. Cheney joked about “almost killing a lawyer”.
            What an asshole.

            • Franklin Adams

              They were probably drunk and the lawyer said something that Dick didn’t like.

              Took forever for an ambulance to get out to them too since it wasn’t critical they didn’t bring in a helicopter, even though it was a drill weekend and the local Army National Guard Aviation unit were doing CASEVAC training and could have gotten the guy out faster. And its not like anyone’s gonna say no to the Vice President.

              Especially since that same Vice President liked to show up at CIA, DIA, G-2 (including Intelligence Support Activity, the JSOC spooks), and NSA/CSS to heckle the analysts into giving him what he wanted, bad intel.

              Dick Cheney is indeed an asshole.

            • Liberated

              Yes, it was revealed they were “drinking at lunch”.

            • Franklin Adams

              Wow, I actually didn’t know that. I just kind of figured needledick was drunk and pissed off.

            • Liberated

              It was actually a private hunting lodge. You know one of those places where rich people (in Texas) pay to kill poor animals that have no place to hide.
              Then brag to everyone what great hunters they are.
              Kinda makes me sick.

            • Franklin Adams

              It majorally makes me sick. I hunt, but that’s not hunting, its slaughter.

              I live in New Mexico. I could bitch about Texans for hours. If they want to kill stuff, there’s plenty of wild hogs running around destroying the environment, but they’re actually kind of dangerous and these people can’t handle real danger.

            • Liberated

              I can’t think of one good thing to say about Texas.
              They’re all show, no go.

            • Franklin Adams

              Austin’s okay and San Antonio is pretty cool in some parts (used to be stationed there when I was in the Army). That’s about it though.

            • Liberated

              Every person says Austin’s pretty cool.
              Never set foot in the state, and probably never will. I guess I can’t get too cocky, I live in Indiana.

            • richelieu jr

              Terrible when lunch interferes with your drinking…

            • Franklin Adams

              I’m with the cardinal on that one.

        • richelieu jr

          That is true power– You shoot an elderly man in the face point blank and he goes on TV to publicly apologize for getting in the way of your gun.

          Poor Cheney wore out his heart and had to get it replaced waiting for his torture victims and the thousands of Iraqi dead to apologize*, and honestly wish they would so he can die and go start micro-managing hell for Lucifer.

          Helpful Model,

          “Dear Vice President Cheney (he keeps the title, much a professional prostitute is likely to be called ‘Madame’ til the day she dies, even if she quit when she was 25)..

          We are sorry for getting in the way of your War (or waterboarding, water, stress positions, sorry for freezing to death under that air conditioner in the water in the winter, etc.. Be creative, but honest!), with all its bombs and stuff, and we hope you weren’t too put out.

          Also, the whole thing about not having anything to do with 9/11 thing kind of made you look mistaken. Sorry, our bad.

          In truth, we know you have the sensitive heart of a little boy. Please accept this gift of a new jar (Mom and Sis have been walking the streets two extra nights a week so we could save up!) to keep the boys heart in.

          Yours,`(get someone else to sing for you if you haven’t got the entire use of your hands back, or are still trembling too much when you see his name)

          • Liberated

            He didn’t have a heart transplant—he had a heart plant.
            He never had a heart to begin with.

      • Todd Tomorrow

        I thought it was used by $cionn’s in a different way.

      • Dice โœ“

        I meant neutered – it’s not dead ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Missionary Kid

          I’m glad you took it well. I know that I was being picky, and I understood what you were trying to say, but it also struck me as funny. Chalk it up to my weird sense of humor. ๐Ÿ˜›

          • Dice โœ“

            I know you about now np ๐Ÿ™‚

    • OOkpik

      Beautiful kitty, Dice, and a great photo. I trust all went well with the spaying and you and she will be feeling better about the whole ordeal in a few days. I was relieved to know you meant neutering and not neutralizing (putting to sleep or euthanizing). She’s so flippin’ cute and is lucky to have a good home to rule. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Dice โœ“

        Not my Cat on the pict ๐Ÿ™‚ Ohh so neutralizing means – putting to sleep Oh No! Not this one ๐Ÿ™‚ I just got back and she is “fine” but totally Dizzy and relaxed.
        Sorry for language Burp!

    • Elegant Mess

      Oh hai beautiful kitteh!

      • Dice โœ“

        Just a pict ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Elegant Mess

          Ah! โ˜บ๏ธ Same with my avatar. Cute, nonetheless.

    • Todd Tomorrow
      • Juicer77

        WHOA. Great vid but some of us are eating breakfast! Maybe just the link? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Shudddup!:)

          • Juicer77

            LOL

      • YellowSubmarine

        Thanks for the instructions. Will try it on my cat in a minute.

      • richelieu jr

        When I only saw the top 20% of this photo, with all the ‘pussy cat’ talk, I thought those were hospital greens and expected some sort of live birth video.

        Imagine my… disappointment?

        • Dice โœ“

          The Alien Resurrection came to mind ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Dice โœ“

        OMG! lol – poor Cat. Well…. interesting.

    • Franklin Adams

      Looks exactly like my parents’ cat when he was a little feller.

      • Dice โœ“

        The picture is not my cat, just look like it.

    • richelieu jr

      Awe… poor thing!

    • Ann B Watson

      Hi Dice โœ”๏ธ, Just found your beautiful cat.I send healing and love to you both.

  • richelieu jr

    The more I look at that illustration, the more I love it.

  • Todd Tomorrow

    G’night Bunker Funster’s,

    • OOkpik

      Have a good one, Friend.

    • Juicer77

      Good night!

  • Ella Raitch

    Hope regarded being is back at Mike’s tonight…. I’ve been missing it

    • dungeon master

      Me too!

      • Ann B Watson

        Hi dungeon master,I like your posts too,but I have to decline the invitation to see the dungeon you are master of! Years ago locked in the morgue at Big Blue do not need to revisit that hell-hole.Always

        • dungeon master

          Hi Ann! I see your posts over at Rinder’s blog a lot, and you seem like a really nice lady. There is a Lot of irony in my disqus id.. The saying ‘ blessed is s(he) who can laugh at themself, for they shall never cease to be amused.’ applied . Thanks for saying hi! dungeon ๐Ÿ˜€ edit forgotvto finish sentence. Sleep deprived – dogs and gkids..

          • Ann B Watson

            Hi dungeon master,Thank you for your kind words.I love your saying because that has been so true for me,being able to laugh at myself.I really try and brighten up those around me because that same help has been very good for me.However I have not lost my sense of laughter ( hard to believe) so I love dungeon and morgue jokes too and I think back on myself then.Ron-Aided to the max until the punishments ramped up.Then self preservation kicked in.I finally blew.xo

            • dungeon master

              Self preservation is good. I’m glad you got out. It must have been a big adjustment, but you always seem so sunny. VWD! That says a lot of good things about your character imo. But then I feel the same about a lot of the exes – like you’re good people who really got taken advantage of ( note to grammar police – I know in not supposed to end a sentence with ‘of’ – too tired to-do it right..). Stay sunny, ann!

    • Ann B Watson

      Hi Ella Raitch, Been following your comments and I enjoy them.Oh RB so incredible.Helped me greatly when I first fell into Mike’s Blog and helps me still.Always

      • Ella Raitch

        Hi Ann *waves*. Good to have you here. I read Mike’s posts daily at the start but with real life etc I’m mostly here with a bit of ESMB time. But I never miss RB! Mike is one class act, too. Proud to be a fellow Aussie.

        • Ann B Watson

          Hi Ella Raitch, So pleased to greet you.I totally understand about time on Blogs.I kept my Sea Org Story under wraps,the entire story from when I blew in 1978 till when I stumbled into Mike’s Blog in early 2014.You should have seen him get me to stop posting him and get on the Blog! It was quite funny.I will always adore Mike and Christie because they pushed me to communicate and start speaking up on a blog.To be honest when I first got on The Bunker not but a few weeks ago I felt Whoops should I have to two spaces to post on,,am I doing this wrong,like The Bunker would send me to time out on the ” front porch of Infinity”! But no you have all been so welcoming.I am proud of all the shining Aussies’ here and on the web.Love you all.xo

  • BraveBloggers

    Anyone else ever run a wee bit late awaiting the 7am story reveal of the day? Tee-hee

    ETA: Meaning me (you) so you can read it before work.

    • Rasha

      Yep. Case in point. ^_^

  • Gus_Cox

    “…Bornstein hasnโ€™t seen Jessica since 1980, when she was nine years old.”

    Gawd, fuck that shit. Jeeee-zuss, that was 36 fucking years ago. Fuck Scientology. Those fucking pieces of shit.