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Mike Rinder on Scientology’s pathetic PR, and the Freewinds welcomes a famous clown

Mike_Rinder_2Let’s start off the work week with Surviving Scientology’s newest podcast as host Jeffrey Augustine has back former Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder.

We really like the question Jeff starts off with — he asks Rinder’s opinion of the performance by another Scientology mouthpiece, Sylvia Stanard at this summer’s Chautauqua, which we featured here.

As Rinder points out, Sylvia may be the best Scientology can do these days, and actually, she’s not a terrible speaker. But she’s really in an impossible situation when she’s in front of a knowledgeable audience who knows when it’s being bullshitted.

And it’s especially fun to hear a Scientology spokeswoman’s fibs taken apart by a man who was once in her position. Give it a listen!

 

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Bonus Funnies

Our tipsters continue to send us the best stuff, and a couple of items came in too late for our regular Sunday Funnies.

First, we love this Craigslist ad from southern California — touch assists for horses!

 
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And how about this view inside the stage onboard Scientology’s private cruise ship, the Freewinds

 
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Um, what the hell is Ronald McDonald doing on the Freewinds?

We asked our tipster, and got this answer…

 
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How heartwarming.

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on August 11, 2014 at 07:00

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