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Scientology: Not very effective in Washington politics, but it tries, tries again

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[David Miscavige re-opens Scientology’s DC National Affairs Office on Sept 12, 2012]

Scientology wants so badly to have some influence in national politics, but most leaders are smart enough to be wary of it. Our man who watches social media, Rod Keller, updates us on the latest ways Scientologists are being encouraged to influence bills in Washington. (Go here our previous look at the Scientology baggage of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.)

Last week we saw Scientology’s failure to prevent the U.S. House of Representatives from passing the 21st Century Cures Act which authorizes $6 billion in spending on a wide variety of healthcare programs. This week Scientology failed again as the Senate passed the measure, but the church has instead claimed a moral victory in a message to its members.

Scientologists were bombarded with emails and on social media urging them to call their senators to oppose the bill. They were given a new set of talking points, none of which appear to be a fair reading of the actual language of the legislation. These are invented objections. As we saw last week, the true objection is to the use of Electroconvulsive Therapy, or ECT, which Scientologists see as a tool used by psychiatrists to implant false memories. They see devices such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as new and dangerous forms of ECT.

Scientology was joined in opposition to the bill by a number of allied groups. These groups are not part of Scientology and do not share its hatred of psychiatry, but they opposed the act because it will lead to less rigorous testing of drugs and medical devices before they are made available to the public. Dr. Diana Zuckerman is President of the National Center for Health Research, a non-profit organization that provides science-based information to lawmakers to help improve our healthcare system. She tells us, “Many groups including CCHR believe medical devices need to tested more carefully than they have been before they are marketed, and this bill would be pushing the Food and Drug Administration to do less testing before they are sold and used by patients who don’t realize the device hasn’t been proven to be safe and effective.”

Dr. Zuckerman understands what Scientology has been telling her about their position, but in fact they see no need for medical device testing other than as a way to discourage the use of ECT entirely. Their plan is to eliminate the device, the procedure, and all of the Psychiatric profession.

Scientology’s lobbyist on the 21st Century Cures act was former Indiana congressman Dan Burton. Burton served in the House from 1983 to 2013, before retiring citing family health issues. Burton registered as a lobbyist for CCHR in 2015. He attended the opening of Scientology’s National Affairs Office in Washington, DC in 2012. CCHR paid the lobbying firm Dan Burton International $40,000 in 2015 and $60,000 in 2016 for the congressman’s services.

 
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[Dan Burton]

 
Sources in Congress say that Burton’s argument against the act was anecdotal, based on his personal experience that his mother had received ECT and there were adverse effects of the procedure. Most Senate offices were unaware of Burton’s efforts, and none reported speaking to constituents opposed to the act based on the talking points provided by CCHR.

The act passed the Senate by a vote of 94-5 on Wednesday. Those opposed were Republican Senator Lee from Utah, Independent Senator Sanders from Vermont, and Democrats Wyden and Merkley from Oregon and Warren from Massachusetts. Statements from these Senators show their opposition was unrelated to Scientology’s agenda. Senator Wyden voted against it because provisions to protect child welfare were eliminated from the bill and funding to fight opiate addiction was reduced. “The Family First Prevention Services Act would implement the most significant improvements to the child welfare system in decades and provide real funding to fight the opioid and other drug epidemics. I am infuriated and heartbroken that Republican leaders struck this bipartisan provision to help the most vulnerable among us from the 21st Century Cures Act that passed today.”

Scientology claimed a moral victory to members rather than admit overwhelming defeat.

Thank You for Your Hard Work!
We Created a Huge Impact and Laid a Strong Foundation

While the 21st Century Cures Act did pass the U.S. Senate, all your calls and the work done on Capitol Hill raised awareness about the dangers of the bill and laid the foundation for our next moves. Let’s look at what you did: The first alert we sent out on this bill was around January. You started making calls, and our allies did as well. In spite of the fact that it had already passed the U.S. House, the bill stopped dead in its tracks. And it stayed dead.

Only through intense and complicated maneuvers was the bill revived over the Thanksgiving weekend. And only through intense lobbying and political pressure was final passage achieved. How intense? This was the most lobbied bill since the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Over half a billion dollars and 1,400 lobbyists were used in the passage of this bill.

In spite of that we are more optimistic than ever! As we made visits at the Capitol, it was clear that your message was well received. Offices commented on your calls. Even better, as we discussed the issues, people were genuinely appreciative at having some intelligence on how things are working in the real world. Several expressed areas of psychiatric abuse they are interested in and expressed their wish to stay in touch and attempt to get these areas addressed.

We didn’t go to just make visits on this one bill. We went for the long game. And actually, the long game is looking brighter. For those of you in Florida, there will be a more in-depth briefing at the CCHR Florida Center on Monday, December 12th at 7pm on how this affects us on a locally on a state level.

Thank you for all your help. You made a difference. We will count on you again.

Sincerely,
Diane Stein, President, CCHR Florida
Sebastian Egloff, Executive Director, CCHR Florida
Lee Spiller, Executive Director, CCHR Texas
Linda Lagemann, Ph.D., Commissioner, CCHR

 
Scientology’s next legislative target is the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, named for the former Virginia congressman who championed religious freedom rights during his time in office from 1981-2015. “This bill will help ensure that defending religious freedom remains at the core of our engagement in even the most repressive parts of the world and that we have the most effective policies in place to be successful,” said Sen. Bob Corker, the main sponsor of the bill in the Senate. The act has already passed the House of Representatives.

 
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[Rep. Frank Wolf]

 
Scientology’s lobbyist on the bill is Greg Mitchell of the Mitchell Firm. Mitchell’s work for Scientology was the subject of a leaked memo, and covers dozens of issues on behalf of Scientology.

The act authorizes a report to be written by the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, an office currently held by Rabbi David Saperstein.

 
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Such report shall include information about:
– severe violations of religious freedom in a country where a government does not exist or does not control its territory;
– identification of prisoners in a country;
– action taken by a government to censor religious content, communications, or worship activities online;
– persecution of human rights advocates seeking to defend the rights of members of religious groups or highlight religious freedom violations, including prohibitions on ritual animal slaughter or male infant circumcision;
– and country-specific analysis of the impact of U.S. actions on religious freedom.

The executive summary of each such report shall include: (1) information about a country in which a non-state actor is designated as an entity of particular concern for religious freedom, and (2) a Special Watch List that shall identify each country that engages in or tolerates severe violations of religious freedom but which the President determines does not meet all the criteria for designation as a country of particular concern for religious freedom.

The bill expresses the sense of Congress that given that the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices no longer contain updated information on religious freedom conditions globally, it is important that the State Department and the Commission on International Religious Freedom work together to fulfill the original intent of the IRFA.

Scientology has long used Department of State human rights reports to complain about government interference in Germany, France and Belgium, among others. This act may provide additional tools in their efforts to avoid prosecution or government restrictions. Placing a country on the new Special Watch List for their actions against Scientology would be a huge accomplishment as they plan for expansion outside the U.S. The act passed the House unanimously, and is expected to pass the Senate with little opposition.

 
— Rod Keller

 
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Hungary agency raids Scientology

We just got this word from our man in Budapest, Péter Bónyai…

The Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has launched an investigation into the data processing practices of the Scientology Religious Association of Hungary.

The investigation procedure of the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information was prompted by complaints filed by various individuals. According to these reports, data subject’s rights were violated by the data processing practices used by the Association. The purpose of the official procedure is to ascertain whether the data processing practices of the religious association are in compliance with Hungarian data protection regulations or not.

More at Péter’s blog.

 
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Bonus items from our tipsters

Hey, girl. Isn’t it time you came to the Ukraine to go on an E-meter ride with me?

 
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Hey, girl. Forget that Ukrainian guy and come go Clear with me in Colombia!

 
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This is the state of Scientology grooming “celebrities”: Polish “God of Pop” Kuba Ka and Joy Villa, who captioned this with “Stay tuned for a musical collaboration!”

 
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Hey, look, the Unbreakable Miss Lovely and her husband Paul are out in Los Angeles with a bunch of SPs. Can you name them all?

 
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HowdyCon2017

Go here to start making your plans.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on December 11, 2016 at 07:00

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Our book, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information about the book, and our 2015 book tour, can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

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…
Jason Beghe | Tom DeVocht | Sara Goldberg | Paul Haggis | Mark “Marty” Rathbun | Mike Rinder | Spanky Taylor | Hana Whitfield

 

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  • Vaquera

    Time out for a personal share:
    I’ve been traveling this past week. Yesterday afternoon, before my arrival home, my sister stopped by the lot where I’d left my car in order to scrape the snow and ice off the windshield so that I wouldn’t have to do it in 4* temps at midnight. Family rocks. f5 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f383f1102d5c87f0824b2dceb9cfe0e3be0b4db4c7c854afbd0e9fba3222d85f.jpg

    • Missionary Kid

      That makes me a real wuss. It’s going to get down to, brrr, 54 tonight.

      • Robert Eckert

        It’s been snowing all day and will snow into the night. It was barely below freezing so the snow is heavy and wet. Tonight it will freeze hard, then tomorrow go up above freezing to melt some of it so it can get transformed into sheets of ice. School has already called to cancel everything for tomorrow, thank Xenu.

        • Vaquera

          School here has already been cancelled, as well. Expecting half a foot overnight.
          Wanna come over tomorrow for soy peppermint hot chocolate?

          • Robert Eckert

            That sounds lovely. In the morning I may have to replace coffee with Earl Grey with lots of honey in it, soothe this scratchy throat.

      • iampissed

        We must be in the same area.

        • Missionary Kid

          I live close to Palm Springs.

      • Liberated

        Yes it does.

    • iampissed

      Family dose rock.

    • Juicer77

      ❤:)

  • OOkpik
    • Flying High

      Awesome! Friends and Supporters of the Bunker 🙂

    • Qbird

      this is wonderful sweet, Dice.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      Where are you Dice?

      • This is sorted by Disqus as those with most upvotes, but for some reason it put me as number 1, so i just left it out
        ETA: i also removed pup-sockets or doublets and no-names

        • Intergalactic Walrus

          🙁

          • it’s fine, there around 8-900 in all, but only around 300 on the board, not sure if i would fit in there

        • Liberated

          You should definitely include yourself.

          • ummm then i have to remove one.. not good and i don’t know my score in this. it’s fine

            • Liberated

              So, what’s the prize if you win?

            • i have no idea 🙂 Sherbet wanted to make a game out of it, so i did

            • Liberated

              Don’t tell me…old Becker reruns on VHS.

            • I really don’t think so 🙂

            • maybe a free movie on youtube?

    • How about this: i throw my dice on (6-M) name the Avatar?

      • Robert Eckert

        The Dude

        • must be! your fast!

          • Qbird

            also Robert’s been around for a while — u have monkeyknickers in there – oh ha!

            • can you give the coordinates?

            • Liberated

              I was going to get mad at you, then I found myself…….V7

            • What’sup

              F5

            • the red ball?

            • What’sup

              Fish. In a tribal type art.

            • ahh yes had too zoom

            • What’sup

              You can 86 that one. I think we’d much rather have you there.

            • Jimmy3

              You can 26 that one hurhurhur

            • What’sup

              Hi Bro! Keepin’ outta trouble?

            • Jimmy3

              Whats good man. I was wondering where you were.

            • What’sup

              I get real busy before Christmas. Being in home improvement.

            • Jimmy3

              Are you the mall Al Borland?

            • What’sup

              Not as jolly….not nearly as jolly.

            • What’sup

              I work on the tools…. not in no store. My client took this photo of me last week. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/451b3f4328884e5f127042b94067e4a2af7aaa64e44339db1cd803b337fa7996.jpg

            • Jimmy3

              That was just moments after Tim fell off the ladder, I’m assuming.

            • What’sup

              Yeah, sure…..fell…that’ll do.

            • FredEX2

              Hooyah! Woohoo.
              Wait. I can’t do that anymore I’m an old lady.

            • Ella Raitch

              King of the World, Ma

            • Juicer77

              *fans self* 😉

            • coonellie

              Bad memories

            • Robert Eckert

              F5 = 26

      • FredEX2

        Shelly, is that you?

    • What’sup

      Glad you got my regular avi and not my Christmas one, which implicates our proprietor in my debauchery.

      Nice one Dice.

      • yeah ha ha, i thought of that too 🙂 could make a x-mas version though… er some day

    • Jimmy3

      I’ve been looking for those socks!

      • you want them?

      • A9 must be yours?

        • Jimmy3

          I’d have to smell them to be sure.

    • FredEX2

      Hey! I’m on the 5-O team! Yay!

      Where’s Shelly?

    • iampissed

      I’m seeing a quilt here and I know just the person to do it.

      • Liberated

        Great idea!

    • iampissed

      You do know Dice this would be the one time when it’s ok to upvote yourself.
      Unless I missed it. Plus you have to much time on your hands, GREAT JOB.

      • 🙂 i found out a system shortcut so it only took around 2 hours and a lot of mouse movement!

    • coonellie

      No offense, but why am I excluded? I may not post much, but I’ve been here since the VV days;)

      • What’sup

        Dice explains below.

      • Yeah! that’s the dilemma with disqus sorting system. I for sure remember you and if you have changed disqus account along the time, you get a low upvote count on your new one or as you say, don’t post much. Fortunately i made this so i can easily change or replace Avatars if you like, but who, is then going to be left out. It was made for howdycon.org site, i had to limit it to 390 Avatars and there is almost 1000. In any case i am open for suggestions!

      • K2P2(KnitNut)

        you are H-12

        • ha ha.. thank you!

          • K2P2(KnitNut)

            Hi Dice. Happy to spot coonellie’s avi for her. Love this game you made with no rules. And happy to see my regular avatar at E-14 even though I don’t comment much. BTW – I love your festive red die. 🙂

  • Jimmy3

    O/T: After the Sunday Night games in Week 1 of the Bunkerball Playoffs, the women are winning. Juicer (#3) will beat me by at least 30 points, and #4 Nat-leficient is somehow beating #1 seed Hingleberry McCringleberry by almost 30.*

    This is not emasculating at all, and NO I will not quit fantasy football and join a fantasy knitting league as has been suggested.

    • What’sup

      Being completely dominated by women is a very normal fantasy……..er…….I’m told.

      • Jimmy3

        If we were awarding points here, you’d get thems.

      • coonellie

        I seem to recall my hubby saying something similar but then he’s…well…got only one thing on his mind.

        • What’sup

          Doing dishes and laundry in a gimp suit with a collar and leash?

          I understand that.

          • Juicer77

            Lolol

      • FredEX2

        Where’s my whip when I need it?

      • Nat-leficent
        • What’sup

          I knew you’d chime in 🙂

    • Juicer77

      Good match, tho. Our family league is still Ladiez teamz = top 3 spots also. Hmmmm….

    • ReallyMGM

      J3 (and anyone else who had a part in this) thanks for organizing BunkerBall. I had no idea what I was getting into, but had watched my daughter juggle a half-dozen teams at a time through college, and I always wanted to play. This has been a huge learning curve for me. Some good weeks (luck)/some AWFUL, but I will definitely play again. I have had a great time!
      What I have learned:
      1)My statistics classes were more important than knowing a damn thing about football.
      2)It took me a month to learn how to move players on the roster.
      3)I lost players from fractured vertebrae to complications from sickle cell trait.
      4)Odell Beckham spent the first 5 games tackling sideline equipment rather than opposing players
      5)My husband says he will never watch Pro football with me again. (Since he doesn’t watch pro football our marriage is in no jeopardy. He watches college football only.)
      6)The guys on the ESPN FF cable show? NERDS!!!!!
      7)I thought PacMan Jones was in prison.

      Team Myriad 11 “Sky”

      • Juicer77

        You did well for your first year. It is fun. Thanks J3 for organizing it!!

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Is it possible that this guy is in on the joke and is just using the CO$ to get some publicity or is he really this wacked? I’m beginning to wonder…

    (refresh)
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    • Liberated

      I think he’s really that whacked.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        I supposed so. But if someone really wanted to be ahead of the curve, they could noisily join the CO$ for a short time just so they could have a “I escaped the evil cult” angle in their publicity. That would generate more interest than posing around CCInt and holding up useless certs. This guy seems like he’s all about nothing but publicity but also not too bright.

    • What’sup

      I think he’d be real popular in Prison.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        It looks like he dyes his hair with shoe polish. I don’t think that it’s a good look but Travolta probably would disagree.

        • Liberated

          Looks like he’s got a “Grecian Formula” thing going on…and enjoys it.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Kubaka doesn’t look like he’s onto much, but you can bet both cheeks that the clampire is onto mom’s money.

    • Paul V. Tupointeau

      Wacked indeed (he has another Twitter channel, and look what is there!) :-/ https://twitter.com/Kuba_Ka/status/806397535225081856

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        All this alien stuff is what has me wondering if its a put-on because I thought the CO$ frowns on alien talk. Wouldn’t this have them showing you the door?

      • Harpoona Frittata

        Finally, someone freed Xenu from that electronic mountain prison!

        I think 75 million years was a plenty long enough sentence, but I’ sure $cn would disagree and they can’t be at all happy about seeing that evil galactic overlord back out on the streets 😉

      • Paul V. Tupointeau

        https://twitter.com/Kuba_Ka

        I mean, holy shit, this guy!!! 😮

  • Anonymouse

    Don’t these people realise that the two finger salute that they keep doing in these photos is the original way of what is now known s flipping the bird? The other way around is the peace sign. Then again, Scientology doesn’t believe in peace, it believes in revenge…

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    The body language on this CO$ Santa is creeping me out. Isn’t the belly supposed to be sticking out and not the pelvis area?
    (refresh)
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BN57QoAgI7Q/

    • What’sup

      There’s a sack joke here and something about only coming once a year.

      But I’m not gonna go there.

    • Jimmy3

      Mrs. Prenuptial Klaus

  • LongtimeLurker

    Inspired by Nat’s dominatrix post further down, Conan joins a Berlin alternative band…

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jDB0G5mtQF4

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    I watched the 60 Minutes segment last night about the peace treaty and rebuilding of Colombia. It has been quite an undertaking using a myriad of operations & solutions. I also read the speech Juan Manual Santos gave while accepting his Nobel Peace Prize yesterday. Not once was there anything said about the CO$ salvaging Colombia. No mention of “The Way to Happiness” booklets being responsible for peace breaking out . No praise for the Youth for Human Rights campaign by those 2 Colombian clam dentists who won the IAS Freedom medals and are featured in this month’s Freedom Magazine. Nothing. Meaningless photo ops and hokey cult medals just don’t get acknowledged by anyone outside the CO$ these days. Poor clams.
    (replace)

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    • FredEX2

      So now CoS is trying to claim they had a part in helping the rebuilding of Columbia and forging the Peace Treaty because of the ‘logic’ & ‘common sense’ of ‘The Way to Happiness’. They are SO bizarre. And here they are trying to take credit…where as usual…none was due. It’s disgusting how this cult is so opportunistic. They shamelessly will distract and take away from the significance of the effort and the creative work that the President of Columbia accomplished and the honor for him of being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize…as if they had anything to do with it.

    • Andrea ‘i-Betty’ Garner

      This Scientologist actually wants an American president who stifles the media? Doesn’t he or she realise what this is a precursor to? The kind of country like, oh, let me think, Russia where “modern religions” are far less likely to be tolerated than they are now.

      • FredEX2

        The perfect set up for the 4th Reich…comes to mind.

    • chukicita

      Like there weren’t 4 years of peace talks between FARC and the Colombian government in Havana, Cuba. Where there are no booklets.

    • chukicita

      I remember back in the 90s, former GO-11 member Dick Weigand was safepointing his way through Colombia… I thought all those GO “rogues” had been kicked out…

    • Graham

      This event was advertised in the council’s local advertising materials, alongside every other local event, as a service to the local community. The Mail’s deliberately misrepresented this as being an official council event. $camatology’s outrageous enough without second-rate journalists spinning it as even worse for the sake of click-bait.

      JAW has his say in the comments. Talking of spinning things, note his BS explanation for the status of the Weight of Crappiness booklets:

      “The Way To Happiness is not a “Scientology booklet” as you describe but a non-religious moral code that is used by all people of all faiths around the world. If it really was a Scientology booklet, it would be seen to conflict with other religions and so make itself inaccessible to followers of those religions. True, the book was written by the Scientology religion’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, but The Way To Happiness is just as non-religious as all of his Western, Adventure, Science Fiction and stories of many other genres are. And I beg to differ on the numbers you give in the article. Saint Hill Manor is actually a 59-acre estate, and there were not “hundreds” of people at the fair but rather 2,000, from 11am to 4pm. Lastly, I can assure you Tom Cruise does NOT live at Saint Hill! That story was literally made up by the Daily Mail last April.”

      At least JAW got one thing right; last April’s Mail story was made up. And thus the post-fact age gathers momentum.

      • “Is that you John Miscavige?” lol

      • chukicita

        ” If it really was a Scientology booklet, it would be seen to conflict with other religions and so make itself inaccessible to followers of those religions. ”

        This is an interesting sentence. So Scientology *does* conflict with other religions.

        • MarcabExpat

          Also, “make itself inaccessible to followers of those religions.”

          The way most Scientology materials are inaccessible to most Scientologists? *sad chortle*

  • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

    *peeks in*

    Anyone awake, or is it just me? 🙂

    • ReallyMGM

      Good morning, Nola. Wide awake here!

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        Morning love, waiting for my dogs to get done f**king around outside. 🙂

        • ReallyMGM

          Mine are doing the same. The cat is in boy dog’s kennel, waiting to scare him. He outweighs her 22/9 lbs, but he won’t come in for breakfast when the orange monster is there.
          I’m on the bike, doing my morning hour. Ugh, hate it.

          • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

            LOL My animals are like that in the morning too. They give zero f**ks about my schedule, they need to go sniff the entire perimeter of the yard to make sure no other animal dared jumped the fence while they were sleeping. Now they’re back in, curled up, sound asleep. What a life they have. 😀

            As for the bike, I feel you, I didn’t do shit all weekend, the heavy bag is waiting for me when I get back. ; )

    • chukicita

      Mornin, love. Sorry about the game yesterday. We tried to lose, real hard.

      • NOLAGirl (Stephanie)

        Morning honey. We did all we could to give that game away. Not sure if it’s what has been going on off the field this past week or what but right now, we’re just not a cohesive team….at all. Go Bucs!! LOL 😀

  • Leigh

    For any DC Bunkerites who feel like being a little mischievous this holiday season… looks like the National Affairs Office is throwing a little shindig on Thursday.

    http://www.clotureclub.com/2016/12/2016-epic-holiday-party-list/ (Scroll down to 12/15)