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L. Ron Hubbard, would-be conqueror: Scientology’s fable about Rhodesia is a riot

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We’re grateful to our source who has been supplying us rare looks at the Maiden Voyage celebration of 2006. As we’ve said previously, these videos are exceedingly tough to find, and it has been illuminating to see David Miscavige lead his “OT Summit” on Scientology’s private cruise ship, the Freewinds, over successive nights that June. And now, we’ve save the best for last.

Yes, we have the final night of Maiden Voyage 2006, which featured the Silver Mullet himself, official church biographer Dan Sherman, telling a whopper of a tale about L. Ron Hubbard that we hope you find as enjoyable as we do!

We’ve marveled at Sherman’s skills in the past. His yarns about Hubbard saving the world against an evil cabal of atomic scientists, presented at the LRH birthday event of 2012, is still one of our all-time favorite Scientology event videos ever.

This time, Sherman chooses the fortieth anniversary of Hubbard’s ill-fated 1966 trip to Rhodesia to tell that tale, and it’s wrapped up in hagiographic hilarity.

Before we get into the yarn itself, we just want to point out how we really can’t get enough of Shermanspeak, the distinctive form of English that comes from Dan’s pen, with its loop-de-loop sentences and stilted diction, and which is also the source of Miscavige’s speeches. You just have to let this stuff flow over you…

“singly, and all alone”
“in point of fact”
“and, I might add”
“the whys and wherefores”
“For the record, and still more to the point…”

We could listen to him all day.

So what tall tale is Dan telling the loyal troops in this video? It seems that in February 1966, L. Ron Hubbard was enjoying himself at Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, England, even having his Coca-Colas served to him by his proper English butler, Charles. We do love the photo that Dan posted to capture the scene…

 
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But while he was solo-auditing to complete the Clearing Course, Hubbard was cognizant of the great conspiracy always pressing in on him, a backlash that went all the way back to Book One in 1950, Dan tells us. “Black propaganda campaigns in the wake of Whole Track discoveries,” he calls it. So Hubbard suddenly vamoosed, spending a month in the Canary Islands before heading for Salisbury, Rhodesia in search, Sherman tells us, for a place to create an “OT Base.” Hubbard judged the country to be one that was a refuge from the grand psychiatry conspiracy that was going to throw the rest of the world into a nuclear holocaust.

Sherman tells a glowing tale of how Hubbard, seemingly within days, turned himself into the toast of Rhodesia after he purchased a home at 31 John Plagis Avenue in the Alexandria Park section of Salisbury. Here’s a shot of him with his staff at the swinging estate…

 
MV4HubbardRhoStaff

 
And single-handedly, Hubbard began to improve the economy of the country by opening a resort on Lake Kariba, carting fish out on Land Rovers, and opening a furniture factory. He was a one-man industry!

But that’s not all. Hubbard took to the airwaves to warn Rhodesians about Communism, submitted his own constitution to prime minister Ian Smith, and within weeks was being talked about as a possible successor or replacement to Smith. Hubbard was a juggernaut!

Until, that is, a nefarious plot cooked up by the Daily Mail, England’s spy service, and the CIA conspired to get Hubbard kicked out of the country. Why, the nerve! Still, he came home in July to a hero’s welcome in London, and Rhodesia went to shit, so it’s all good.

Here, soak up Dan’s version of events, and then we’ll tell you what actually happened…

 

 
For the less bullshitty version of what happened, we turn to Russell Miller and his consummate 1987 biography of Hubbard actually based in fact, Bare-Faced Messiah.

…Prime Minister Ian Smith had recently signed a Unilateral Declaration of Independence in defiance of the British Government…[Hubbard] chose Rhodesia firstly because he thought he could create a favourable climate by helping to solve the UDI crisis and secondly because he believed he had been Cecil Rhodes in a previous life. He told Reg Sharpe that he hoped to be able to recover gold and diamonds he was convinced Rhodes had buried somewhere in Rhodesia.

Almost from the start, Rhodesian authorities were wary of Hubbard, and cabled the CIA in the US for information about him. A reply said that “Individuals who have been connected with the organizations headed by Hubbard or who have had contact with him and the organizations, have indicated that Hubbard is a ‘crackpot’ and of ‘doubtful mental background’.”

Hubbard’s reputation preceded him, in other words.

But to the locals, he played down his controversial past with Scientology and highlighted his plans to pump money into Rhodesia’s economy. And as for his political ideas, Miller tells us…

In early May, Hubbard produced, uninvited, a ‘tentative constitution’ for Rhodesia which he felt would satisfy the demands of the blacks while at the same time maintaining white supremacy. It embodied the principle of one man one vote for a lower house, while real power was vested in an upper house elected by qualified citizens with a good standard of English, knowledge of the constitution and financial standing verified by a bank. Hubbard was apparently convinced that Rhodesia’s black population would welcome his ideas, even though it was patently obvious that the qualifications required to cast a vote for the upper house would exclude most blacks.

Hubbard then tried to win over Prime Minister Smith and his wife, to the consternation of both, and he was shocked to learn that they wanted nothing to do with him. Meanwhile, his private thoughts about blacks weren’t very generous. “Blacks were so stupid, he told John McMaster, that they did not give a reading on the E-Meter,” Miller writes.

As for Hubbard’s speeches, so celebrated by Sherman, Miller tells us that they were “rambling” and “hectoring,” telling Rhodesians how they ought to run their country, and so Smith’s government simply refused to extend his visa. He was told go home by July 18.

Hubbard was stunned. Up until that moment he had believed himself to be not just a prominent personality in Rhodesia, but a popular one…The Rhodesian Government refused to make any comment on the expulsion order, but Hubbard had few doubts about who was behind it — it was obviously a Communist plot to get him out of the country because he was the man most likely to solve the UDI crisis.

Sherman, meanwhile, wants us to believe that Smith needed to kick Hubbard out of the country because Hubbard was a threat to replace him! You have to admire the unselfconscious bombast of Hubbard, who actually believed, just a couple of months after showing up in a new country, that he was being considered to take over the government: “Now, about the fourth or fifth time somebody says to you that you ought to be PM [Prime Minister], you know very well they’ve said it to the PM,” Hubbard uttered.

Ah, what an imagination.

As Sherman says, Hubbard returned to Saint Hill and soon had completed OT 1 and 2. And then he was on to even greater adventures, as the next year Hubbard took to sail, the Sea Organization was born, and it became the “OT Base” he was looking for, which would get ethics in on this planet. Hail, the Great Thetan!

 
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An excellent overview of Scientology versus the Internet

We had no idea this was coming, but we appreciate the amount of ink given to our work and our book. Check out this excellent plunge into Scientology’s contentious relationship with the Internet by Jesse Hicks over at the Daily Dot site.

We really appreciate the look at Tory Christman and her fascinating defection from Scientology, which we wrote about 15 years ago. Great stuff.

Hicks digs into a suspicious increase in “Likes” at Scientology’s Facebook page that almost all seems to be coming from Indonesia:

Via email, Scientology spokeswoman Karin Pouw explained the increase.“There is no surprise in the increase of ‘Likes’ coming from Indonesia,” she wrote, “after all, our humanitarian aid in the region can be counted in the thousands. 600 Scientology Volunteer Ministers from 28 nations responded to the 2004 tsunami in the Indonesian region bringing help to 300,000 people.” She did not explain why the church’s laudable humanitarian work resulted in a sudden spike in Facebook fans nearly 11 years later.

Oh, Karin.

 
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Alex Gibney exposes a Scientology shill

Many of you saw this tweet filmmaker Alex Gibney posted last night. It sounded familiar. We’ve run into numerous occasions when Scientology’s “reporters” for its Freedom magazine, or out-of-work reporters from other publications, were posing as legitimate news gatherers as they worked on a smear job for the church…

 

 
Meanwhile, you’ve no doubt heard that a Clearwater theater backed out of its commitment to run Going Clear as the documentary begins another theatrical run. That Gibney, did he know what he was getting in for? Heh.

 
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We didn’t get a chance to include photos in our book, so we’ve posted them at a dedicated page. Reader Sookie put together a complete index and we’re hosting it here on the website. Copies of the paperback version of ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ are on sale at Amazon. The Kindle edition is also available, and shipping instantly.

Tony Ortega’s upcoming appearances (and check out the interactive map to our ongoing tour)…

 
Sept 23: Cleveland, Parma Heights Library, 7pm sponsored by Center for Inquiry – Northeast Ohio

Sept 24: Minneapolis, Grumpy’s Bar & Grill, 2801 Snelling Ave, Roseville, 7 pm, sponsored by Minnesota Atheists

Sept 27: Portland, Friendly House, 1737 NW 26th Ave, 12:45 pm, sponsored by Humanists of Portland

Sept 28: Seattle, Razzi’s Pizzeria, 7 pm, with Seattle Skeptics and Seattle Atheists

Sept 29: Vancouver, BC, Seven Dining Lounge, 7 pm

Oct 23: Sydney, Giant Dwarf Theatre (with Sen. Nick Xenophon)

Oct 25: Melbourne, venue secured (announcement coming later)

Oct 28: Adelaide (with Sen. Nick Xenophon)

Oct 30: Perth

Past dates: Santa Barbara (5/16), Hollywood (5/17), Orange County (5/17), San Diego (5/20), San Francisco (5/22), New York (6/11), Chicago (6/20), Toronto (6/22), Clearwater (6/28), Washington DC (7/12), Hartford (7/14), Denver (7/17), Dallas (7/20), Houston (7/22), San Antonio (7/24), Austin (7/25), Paris (7/29), London (8/4), Boston (8/24), Phoenix (9/15)

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on September 20, 2015 at 07:00

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  • Ben Franklin

    I totally missed this Posted by TMZ on 9/11

    Tom Cruise — Plane Crash Kills 2 During Movie Shoot

    http://www.tmz.com/2015/09/11/tom-cruise-2-people-killed-plane-crash-colombia-mena

    • Observer

      And a sausauge dog! Yay!

    • May_West

      Eric Idle having an AMA on Reddit tomorrow. Hope someone asks him about scilon / JAW harassment. Hint. Hint.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Mrs. D and I love the death stare from the kitteh.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      “That’ll do, dog.”

  • SJFriedl

    The whole Rhodesia story is really quite a steaming pile of stable datum, but I gotta say that the piano player in the interlude music is *rockin*

    • Beth

      That corny “music” along with the extra cheesy game show narrator – soooooo tacky and ridiculously retro. It’s like a Club Med infomercial circa 1978.

  • Dennis

    Sorry if OT, but see how many loops you can make it through…..

    “I am a real person.”

    • Observer

      Please, no politics. This is the only internet refuge I have.

      • Jimmy3

        We should build a wall!

        …To keep the politics out, I mean.

        • Jimmy3

          …and we will bribe politicians to build it for us.

        • So many good political jokes possible around this scenario. Must . . . resist . . . politisnark . . .

      • Todd Tomorrow

        A fuckin’ men

      • Crickets. I thought so.

    • Graham

      “Sorry if OT.” Fuck off. you’re not sorry at all. Just a crude, twattish attempt to derail. Flunk.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Hi Dennis. Don’t recall seeing you here before– sorry if I have missed you.

      We come here to talk about the Church of Scientology and how it is damaging our society and the world at large. I have no idea what this post has to do with that.

      But it certainly is a BIG gif, I’ll give you that.

      • Jimmy3

        I come here for the chicks.

        • Ben Franklin

          do you live in a monastery?

          • Jimmy3

            Hell yeah I live in a monastery. A sexy monastery. A Temple of Love.

            You jelly, bro?

            • Ben Franklin

              I don’t know about that. Let me think about it.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          Well, feast your eyes, big boy. That’s one big gif.

        • Ben Franklin

          Jimmy, just for you.

          • Jimmy3

            Chicks, man.

            • Ben Franklin

              Lots of chicks

            • daisy

              Soup watcher ?

            • Jimmy3

              Not regularly, but yeah, that’s where I got it from. I like Joel.

          • Eileen

            Tiny raptors. Scary.

          • Mockingbird

            Cute chicks.

      • TonyOrtega

        Every time “Dennis” has appeared, his first three words are always “Sorry if OT.”

        Lame.

        • Sorry if OSA . . .

        • Mockingbird

          Tony, you don’t like Operating Thetans ?

      • Supper Powers

        I come here for time with Jimmy3.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          You’re another one of his socks…? Who knew.

          • Supper Powers

            Damn, I’m busted.

        • daisy

          We all come here for time with Jimmy 3

    • We all have strong political opinions. We do our best to not go off on that tangent as it is always alienating for someone. I have grown very fond of people who do not share my political views because of this. Since a great number of us lean left, the best way to derail us is often seen as posting some inflammatory, conservative comment or gif. You have just done that. What are we to make of it?

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        BERNIE SANDERS!

        BERNIE SANDERS!

        BERNIE SAND…

        …er…

        Never mind. Pay no mind. Just move along.

      • Mother Teegeeack

        Interesting how any comment criticizing the left ( however innocuous) on this blog is immediately policed, while statements condemning the right ( e.g. the Bushes, Fox News, Trump, Christians, or Republicans in general ) appear daily here without any objection or comment.

        I personally am not a Republican, but I consider it dangerous and disingenuous when one side exerts such a strong hegemony within the American media as the left does today and has for many years. I would feel the same way if it was the right which controlled Hollywood, all but one major television network, and the vast majority of the largest publication print media.

        Consequently, it bothers me when commenters here immediately cry “no politics” whenever a rare comment appears criticizing the left, but offer no objection whatsoever with the frequent criticism here of the right.

        Both sides of the aisle have failed completely in protecting the citizenry against Scientology, but please remember that Scientology won tax exemption, one of Washington’s most baffling and infuriating decisions ever, in 1993, one of only six out of the past thirty-five years when the Democrats controlled the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate concurrently.

        • Observer

          I prefer my Bunker sans politics of any side. This one was a particularly egregious attempt to derail, though.

        • Mockingbird

          I can criticize the left . Very well.

        • Robert Eckert

          The line “I am not a Republican, but…” made me think you were OSA until I could bring up your profile and see you had comments before.

    • EnthralledObserver

      Has this woman been tinkering with her face? Cheeks? Botox?

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        I don’t know. All she does is post OT comments and then skips away.

  • ze moo

    I have to call the whole Rhodesia story bullshit. NO WAY Lron left a nice house, a ‘farm’ and a hotel and then just pulled up stakes and left the country. I have to wonder when this property was sold?

    The whole thing stinks, except the part where Lroon pisses off all of the locals.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      LRH left a number of fairly nice places behind in his wanderings. Usually, he left them in haste, in the night, and in arrears.

      • ze moo

        And he crapped on the carpet too.

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    Scientology Pope David Miscavige Makes Historic Trip to Oildale

    http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/a563/OTVIIIisGrrr8/cob-pope_zpsuqwdkbjq.png

    Scientology Pope David Miscavige today made a historic visit to Oildale, California where he was thronged by a crowd estimated in the dozens.

    “The wogs in this humble hamlet of Oildale have never actually seen the Scientology Pontiff — nor have most of them ever even heard of Scientology,” said Papal spokesman Ken Delusion. “And so it is that Pope Miscavige is bringing the message of Scientology to primitive wog towns heretofore unreached with the message of Scientology.”

    Pope Miscavige performed an ecclesiastical Scientology blessing of the Kiwanis Club snack bar while his aides
    passed out complementary copies of the Way to Happiness.

    “Pope Miscavige’s next stop will be just down the road in Weedpatch. There, he he will speak to the Rotary Club on how Scientology technology developed in the 1950’s can help farmers grow super-fantastic tomato plants,” enthused Papal spokesman Delusion.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I thought the word “complementary” was a typo, until I saw they were serving corn.

      • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

        “Oildale officials were shocked when presented with a bill for $3.5 million from the Religious Technology Center for costs associated with Pope Miscavige’s visit,” said town mayor Victor Hildago.

        “Oildale never invited this so-called ‘Pope Miscavige’ to come and visit. Frankly, when Miscavige’s entourage pulled into town we thought they were circus clowns here for Oildale’s annual Chili and Corn Dog Carnival that was in progress over at the high school.”

        “I threw the RTC bill into the trash. And by the way, Oildale resident Ivan Mapother noticed that every roll of toilet paper in all of the town’s public restrooms has disappeared. Looks like these Scientology carnies were in short supply.”

        “What a strange bunch of people,” concluded Mayor Hildago.

        • Eileen

          Isn’t the house still owned by scio? Thought I saw something about it being restored to all its 1950’s grandeur.
          ETA: meant this to be part of ze moo’s thread.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      I hope everyone here realizes that Pope David Miscavige is a trifle more impressive looking when he is photographed at home in his own humble berthing at Int Base:

    • Observer

      I’ve been to Oildale. A fitting place for COB.

    • PappeKak

      Such a sellfless little guy, isn’t he?

    • Ben Franklin

      I am just glad that Pontiff David Miscavige did not demand that Oildale serve the rice and beans cuisine, otherwise, I think the young lad in line would not have survived the always predictable toxic explosions without a hazmat outfit.

    • Newiga

      I almost didn’t recognize COB. He looks so tall wearing that dunce mitre.

      • Allie

        Looks like a basket with napkins on his head.

  • beauty for ashes

    Thank you J. Longo for this mind expanding art. Had to share just in case anyone missed it. Oh and great article by Jesse Hicks too. F5 for Xenu Art
    http://kernelmag.dailydot.com/issue-sections/features-issue-sections/14384/scientology-versus-the-internet-going-clear/

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Could… could this be elle???

      • Mockingbird

        Wow, the only Elle I knew was Macpherson. This is disappointing.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          That’s the capital “E” Elle. We only get to interact with the small “e” elle.

          • Mockingbird

            I don’t mind the E Elle.

    • Mockingbird

      How did you get my photo ? Do you have a camera on me now ?

  • Sunny Sands

    Debbie Cook on the front row? (F5)

    • Dr_Orpheus

      If this video was ever rereleased, they have to edit it to remove a lot of SPs!

      • Mockingbird

        Soon the videos will just be empty rooms ! Just like the orgs !

    • Mark

      With Guillaume Lesevre to her left?

    • Jimmy3

      And Tina Fey standing in front of Steve Carrell! Priceless.

      • daisy

        Martha Stewart beside her.

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ Reminder +–+ RED X *** Sunday, 20 September 2015.

    Good day Bunkerettes and Bunkeroos,

    Monday 14th : NO Score.
    Tuesday 15th: Sacramento & Boston scraped in and saved he day.
    Wednesday 16th Boston and SFBay scored a couple of hits.
    Thursday 17th: Sacramento leads SfBay & Buffalo (Hello Buffalo).
    Friday 18th: NO score.
    Saturday 19th: NO score, I am getting worried.

    Buffalo seems to be picking up the tempo

    RedX tips & Complaints procedure are included in the google Doc under the RedXTips tab.
    Flag the lies, whack a few bait & switch ads : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    F5…for Praying squirrel by StillGrace, recovered by Cars & flickred by AegerPrimo https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/14217098694/in/set-72157642802079293

  • Dave Reams

    a few Bunker posts ago Heber Jentzsch was shown in a Freewinds photo with the Scientology caption “Mr Heber. ..” Is the fact that he was not referred to as “Reverend” significant?

    • Dr_Orpheus

      That was the last public event he attended, so it was probably a deliberate slight to show the Dictator of Mismanagement’s displeasure with him. His empty title of COS president was also missing from the description.

  • Yeppir

    Elle just upvoted me. Waaah?

    • Juicer77

      Oop. Ack!

      • Yeppir

        Indeed. Ack. She just had a hairball, right, Juicer? Either that or she goes all freaky for the clam talk.

        • Juicer77

          elle is a mystery wrapped in an enigma to me. I continue to hold out hope she is softening toward us “evil SP’s.” 😉

          • She calls me a dimwit, tells me to buzz off, then continues to engage.

            • Mockingbird

              She says my vanity blog is boooooooooring, but knows a lot about me. How would you know a blog is boring without reading it ?

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              They know all about us. It’s an obsession. When the whole thing folds wouldn’t it be fun to see the diligently compiled files on each and every member of the Bunker?

            • Miss Tia

              What a treat that’d be
              Seeing ourselves thru their eyes
              Bunkerites ‘exposed’
              #HAiku #FilesOfFluff

            • Mockingbird

              That would be hilarious. I already know they have files and spent money on operations against me. Tory Magoo explained who certain OSA operatives were and what they do. Then the operation against me made sense.

            • Bob Crouch

              That’s the masters/mistresses of cognitive dissonance for you. Some special kind of crazy!

          • Ben Franklin

            Nah, She has been around for a very long time, just changes names and colors like a chameleon but the same hardcore fanatic.

          • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

            She’d be better wrapped in bacon. But who wouldn’t?

            • Yeppir

              I love bacon. Ok. Carry on.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Oh, I told my BF today that for my next birthday, I want to be buried under a pile of bacon so I have to eat my way out. He thought I was joking. I was only kind of joking.

          • Mockingbird

            Some even think elle is a position assigned to an OSA operative who eventually gets assigned to the RPF. Then a new elle takes over. So softening elle up may take a lot of work.

    • Jimmy3

      -1 stat. Take one stat off the board.

      What are you doing, elle? You’re losing stats.

      • Juicer77

        Shush, you. 🙂

        • Jimmy3

          Telling Jimmy to shut up. +1 stat.

      • Yeppir

        Pretty sure it was just Elle’s fat thumbs. No sec checking required….or, perhaps now mandatory. Sad, nonetheless.

    • Been there, done that, got an interesting compliment (?) from in fine fettle that my cunning is of a quintessential variety.

      I never know when they are agreeing, misunderstanding or I’m being trolled,

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        It is always the latter (“being trolled”).

    • daisy

      I told her I was drunk one time and she up voted me. I am sure that will come and bite me in the ass one day.

      • Jimmy3

        Upvotes typically stay stored in your Disqus profile and have never been reported to come back and bite you in the ass.

        • daisy

          Good I thought maybe she would tell neighbours , friends and family I am a drunk. Oh doesn’t matter they know. Sigh of relief.

          • Mockingbird

            Maybe elle is recruiting for OSA !

            • daisy

              I am a drunk not a monster. What are you trying to do ruin my reputation?

            • Mockingbird

              Elle needs to try any way she can. Do you know how hard it is to find people for OSA in the Golden Age of Critics ?

          • Yeppir

            I love ya, Daisy. It’s going to be okay. And I mean it. I love you. You’re okay.

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            They will tell neighbors, friends and family that whether it is true or not. But everyone knows they are constantly lying, so don’t worry about it.

            • daisy

              So in essence she could repair my reputation. Foiled again, scientology.

        • Ben Franklin

          all depends on the size of the ass and whether you believe that “What is true for you is true for you”

          • richelieu jr

            What is true for me is that you are all drunken ass-bitten ass-biters who are coming to bite me in the ass.

            The door is open, BYOB.

  • Juicer77

    (f5)
    The Rhodesia story reminds me of the newspaper article about Hubbard’s fantasy of finding gold in a backyard in Maryland. http://tonyortega.org/2015/02/24/new-government-release-contains-a-surprise-l-ron-hubbard-flunked-out-of-high-school-too/
    Oh, LRoon, there is no end to your silliness.
    PS. Tony your article came up 1st in a search for “L. Ron Hubbard gold Maryland” on Google. Take THAT, corporate behemoth! 🙂

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Upvoting to show my Maryland…er…pride? And also for the cat. And the crazy. There’s a lot of subtext in my upvote, is what I’m saying.

    • Ella Raitch

      Gah – I’ve forgotten the ‘apparently loafing’ reference.

      My head has been too full of ‘real life’ lately

      • Juicer77

        As it should be 🙂

  • anoni81b4u

    I miss Belushi 🙂 and love SNL

  • Nooo! It’s the comet that the Doomers have been predicting for years on YouTube! Hmm, wait, no. It’s just the Sun Dogs of September.

    ..

  • madame duran
    • Eileen

      I love it!

    • Mockingbird

      23 days ! The Golden Age of Critics is in full effect !

  • Scientology owns Mr. Hubbards house in Rhodesia, but it’s not open to public.
    Why? Because Ron is OT XV and still lives there happily and productively. That’s why.
    Admiral Hubbard fooled you all. You can all go home now and watch football or whatever wogs do.
    Once the Harlem Ideal Org opens – the planetary clearing will be accomplished by this year’s end.

    • Ben Franklin

      There is a Christian pastor in Harlem who claimed that Obama is the devil, or something to that nature

      • Mockingbird

        Well, he has led our country to bomb seven countries and lead our terrorist campaigns in the middle East. While winning a peace prize. And giving billions in aid to Israel which is called by many an apartheid regime practicing genocide. I don’t believe in a devil. I don’t need one, I see the evil that men do. It is more than enough for me.

        • Todd Tomorrow

          Lets see why the Bush’s list was longer.

          • Mockingbird

            Bush took us to Iraq. I don’t have to pick one or the other. They both have the blood of hundreds of thousands to account for.

            I can criticize a person regardless of their political party. And our presidents certainly deserve it.

    • Mockingbird

      Then I won’t have to worry about a sociopathic, narcissistic, racist , con man becoming the US president. I can have a sociopathic, narcissistic, racist, con man as a messiah. I would rather be dead than serve Hubbard again.

      • richelieu jr

        Why not be both? It’s the Scilon way!

        • Mockingbird

          Eek !

    • I’m having flashbacks to Revenge of the Sith.

      Hubbard as Palpatine/Emperor with dreams of extending life beyond death.

      Miscavige as Anakin/Vader being suckered into reveling in the Dark Side.

      Does that make the Harlem Ideal Org the Death Star?

      • Mockingbird

        When I left the cult after twenty five years and explained how cult mind control works to my son he said “That’s some Palpatine shit”. I think the sith lords are an exaggeration of narcissists and sociopaths. Just the magic partis fiction. The personality part is spot on. I understand if you want to sleep with a gun handy from now on.

        It is important to point out the Hubbards of this world are very exceedingly rare. Less than around five percent of people likely lack or ignore conscience according to many experts. And possibly less than one percent of them do as much evil as Hubbard.

        • richelieu jr

          That must be high. Hubbard has to be in the top 100 evil-doers of the 20th century, which makes it a vanishingly small percentage of yours…

          • Mockingbird

            I have to say the top 100 is hard to crack. Leaders of military and governments have hundreds of thousands murdered, as do leaders of drug cartels. I don’t know if Hubbard can make the top 100. Leaders that are painted as heroes by the media are sometimes behind atrocities and genocide.

            Hubbard harmed maybe a few hundred thousand people to some degree. Perhaps one or two hundred thousand significantly.

            In terms of numbers lots of leaders have caused a larger number of deaths. And contributed to global poverty and pollution . Poverty alone kills millions of people, mostly children.

        • daisy

          They may be small in number , but they do large damage.

          • Mockingbird

            Well they have tens of thousands of members. Even one person can ruin or end lives.

      • richelieu jr

        DM is more like the little guy (Kenny f’ing Baker, mofos!) who was really inside R2D2 making it look like it really worked.

      • Jimmy3

        Holy shit, you just made the prequel trilogy worse. That is extremely difficult… I would have thought it impossible.

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        The Harlem Ideal Org, along with all of the Ideal Orgs, is that water planet where Jar Jar Binks lives…

        • Kestrel

          I could have gone all week without seeing the name Jar Jar Binks. Now I’ll have a dream tonight that Jar Jar Binks III is featured in Episode 7. I’d curse your name, but I don’t do that.

          • Robert Eckert

            He’s the villain, now a Sith lord: Darth Darth Binks

        • Ironically … that would be Naboo, the home planet of Senator Palpatine and Darth Vader’s baby momma.

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            And Naboo blowed up in the first film, Episode Four, right?

            • Sorry … no.

              That was Alderaan.

              We can pretend it went through a massive ice age and was renamed Hoth for Episode 5 and Jar Jar was actually the tauntaun Han Solo slit open to save Luke.

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              My geek license is officially revoked…

            • Sorry. If you’d like I can lend you my Nerd permit.

  • Doc M

    Nope, just perpetrating a stereotype, which is never a good thing.

  • nottrue
    • Jimmy3

      Quoting a two-faced murderer. -1 stat.

    • daisy

      Then please stop talking now !!

      • beauty for ashes

        Lol I think grant’s the kind of guy, that when you tell him to shut up, comes back with some lame come on. Like ***Ooooh baby you’re so sexy when you’re angry.****
        And you look at him while he’s saying that, and he looks like a complete wanker.

    • beauty for ashes

      I wonder where this is on the tone scale? Maybe……1.1? O o.!!!
      Don’t listen to me today, I’ve been inhaling a lot of fumes. (mainly hair dye and cleaning with bleach)
      I think I’m definitely in confusion. Is that higher or lower? However I’m also enthusiastic which is good too?

    • Todd Tomorrow

      Is that a threat?

    • Sunny

      I applied for the babysitting position a few weeks ago to Elena. I told her I was Class VI and OT V (which are true) and that my mom has been in the Sea Org for 40 years. Her response was “YOU ROCK!!!”

      • madame duran

        *giggles*
        You are so naughty…YOU ROCK!!!
        And get that response framed!!!

  • Asillem4

    OMGosh, wonderful comedy. Did the Scientology zombies really believe that ‘radio interview’ in South Africa was real? Didn’t any of them realize it was nothing more than a produced PR audio clip? Come on, people. There are enough of you in the entertainment industry to figure that out! Jenna!!!!!

    • Mockingbird

      Jenna is busy screaming at people and practing animal husbandry.

      • richelieu jr

        Wifery?

        Oral BeeJayery?

        • Mockingbird

          I didn’t know that was the name for it.

  • Mark

    GOOD NEWS: the 25% discount code (GC90) on the ‘Getting Clear’ conference video rental at Vimeo now works!
    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/gettingclear

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Gah, no! I’m supposed to be working tonight. How will I ever get my work done? Curses, Mr. Shelton!

    • Sandy

      hope someone can repost this tomorrow. between football & drink, cannot watch right now

  • Cars

    I am hoping anything related to Alex Gibney is never off topic. He was interviewed by Jane Pauley on CBS Sunday Morning today. The 7 min interview opens with questions about his new Steve Jobs doc but it touches on his other award winning films and also has some nice moments where he talks about how his father, mother, and step-father influenced his work and choice of subject matter, i.e. having a distrust of authority and going after bullies. Going Clear is mentioned, of course.

    Link to CBS Sunday Morning website http://www.cbsnews.com/news/documentary-filmmaker-alex-gibney-on-going-after-bullies/ Scroll along bottom to find the Gibney video.

    If any one has trouble viewing the video from within the CBS site, you can search their channel on YouTube for it using these search terms “The documentary mission of filmmaker Alex Gibney.” (Warning: unless you have a YouTube unblocker add-on for your browser, you might not be able to see it outside the USA.)

    Here’s the tweet by CBS Sunday Morning:

    https://twitter.com/CBSSunday/status/645635621919322112

    • richelieu jr

      Thanksf or this–

      One question: Where might one obtain a “YouTube unblocker add-on for your browser”?

      Thanks!

      • Cars

        Shhh… I never told you this.

        If you don’t want to download extensions, add-ons, etc., you can go to the site http://www.youtubeunblocker.org and copy/paste the YouTube URL that is geoblocked into the bottom of the window at this site and then press “go”. It will do the rest for you.

        This message will self-destruct in 3, 2, 1….

        • richelieu jr

          Vroom-vroom, Cars!

          You’re my héro du jour!

          Thanks!

    • Jimmy3

      No offense to Mr. Gibney, but aren’t we done with Steve Jobs docus/biopics for a while? There have been 3 in as many years.

      • Miss Tia

        I’ve been able to ignore ’em all! 🙂

  • GeorgeJ1952

    Will Paulette be with you on September 23, Tony?

    • Tony Ortega

      No. Please note it says “Tony Ortega’s appearances.”

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Mmmmmm. Watching the Emmy red carpet here. It is 102 degrees in Hollywood!

    Hoping for a montage of Winners from last week’s Emmy ceremony. I hope they will leave the mics open in the Kodak so we can hear the live reaction to Gibney’s triple win.

    • MaxSpaceman

      102 in the shade. Devastating drought. Wildfires out of control.

      Hollywoodland– The Day of the Locusts.

  • Todd Tomorrow

    There’s Debbie Cook the regger of the damned in the first two minutes.

    • MaxSpaceman

      Ms Cook’s vicious, criminal regging of an Italian Scientologist is indicative of who Debbie Cook was as a Scientologist.

      I hope she made amends, or tried to, since her departure from the cherch with a massive $$$ settlement.

      http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/maria0.htm

      • Todd Tomorrow

        Yeah, I hope(sarcastic) she got a big fat settlement. She just didn’t pick on the Italian lady. She made the most and was well compensated!

  • Observer

    Obliviousness, thy name is Kirstie Alley
    .

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      I want to feel empathy for her, but then she says things, and I just don’t.

    • noseinabk

      Mark Twain would have trolled the hell out of someone like her. B-)
      Never heard the quote before so I had a quick look:
      http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/09/30/violet-forgive/

      • Observer

        Gee, what a surprise.

      • SarahDB

        I love when Bunkerites employ critical thinking skills so admirably 😉

      • visitor

        But Twain did actually say the quote about it being easier to fool someone than convince them they’ve been fooled. Much more appropriate quote for the washed up sitcom star. I can only imagine what has been crushed by her heel….

      • Judith Sylvester

        That was a great link, thank you! Doesn’t sound like Mark Twain at all. The first other possibility listed was really funny, “Dear Abby”

    • daisy

      In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice . Then he made you. Mark Twain with slight modification from daisy

    • Dear Kirstie …

      Roses are red,
      Violets are blue,
      I know squirrels,
      Funnier than you.

      ML,
      The Universe

  • Ruby

    Dan Sherman…
    It took me all day to click the play button. I couldn’t stand listening to him when I was in the cherch, let alone now. I got thru all of about 10 seconds of his speech.
    I remember being at one event and, as usual, opting to do food setup while the speeches were going. A VIP public came into the room where I was setting up food and offered to help. I let him/her know that it was not necessary and that I had it all under control. He/She then confided to me that they could not understand a word Dan Sherman ever spoke and would prefer to help me in the food setup. As I concurred to what he/she said, we both busted out laughing! Our little secret…and always will be.

    • Todd Tomorrow

      It’s like torture.

      • Ruby

        It is! I always thought there was something wrong with me that I just could NOT sit and listen or watch this gobbledygook.

    • Jimmy3

      Was it Dave Thomas from Wendy’s? He’s always seemed like a nice guy.

    • noseinabk

      That trick also works well for school and pta functions. Not that I’ve done that. O:-)

      • Ruby

        me either :))

    • madame duran

      I played video games while Sherman blabbed on. Once in a while, my mind picked up some mundane details from his speech (“he arrived as the only first class passenger on an 8:50 am flight…grabbed a plate of eggs while plane refueled in Angola…cut a deal for a 2 storey, six bedroom, 3 bath estate which featured a heated swimming pool”, etc) but then promptly resume my focus on PacMan. Why would anyone want to pay top dollar to spend an evening being lectured (for days!) on a luxury cruise? BORING!!!

    • Susan_Qbird_Poche

      I keep trying… i listen… then fucking Ron starts yappin’ and… this is how I feel!

      https://youtu.be/MRCox7wiLeQ

  • nottrue

    Make sure to watch who won best Doc……https://twitter.com/kirstiealley/status/645737584241410048

    • Ooh boy…

    • daisy

      Your antenna can probably pick up the frequency to the North.

    • Doc M

      Was a time she was invited, but those days are long gone…
      Time to curl up on the couch with a 2 or 3 gallons of Haagan Dazs

  • O/T – Just took this pic from my roof patio. Hope everyone is having a good evening.

    • Observer

      Beautiful!

      • Thanks! It would come out even better with your camera.

        • Observer

          I’ve barely scratched the surface of what that thing can do. I’m afraid it may become self-aware and take over the world.

          • Keep it under lock when asleep. lol

            My friend got this German camera 3 years ago, which was a gift from her another very wealthy friend. Hasselblad, pretty sure. The thing cost like 40 grand. I don’t even.. It comes not only with a manual, but also with a pro assistant to teach you how to use it. She let me to take a few photos with that thing. I should ask her casually if she still needs that old camera.

            All I got right now is my Sony Xperia Z3 camera phone, 20.7 megapixel is not bad though.

            • When they build the chassis for one of those, Hasselblad don’t fasten manufactured parts together. (something might come loose). They start with a block of aluminium and take away everything they don’t need.

              Alongside Leica, they make the Holy Grail of cameras.

            • Good to know!

    • Jo

      Not bad, Dodo. Mr Jo up early to walk the dog, having extra sleep. Love the pic.

    • Juicer77

      Gorgeous 🙂

    • Stephanie Loving

      Made this my screensaver of the week. Dodo’s Sky. I love the fire escape in relief against that stunning sun action.

  • Ruby

    I bet Laura Preppon had to practice having “no reaction” to hearing an announcement of Alex Gibney or “Going Clear” winning an Emmy just in case the camera pans to her.

    • Observer

      I hope so. And I hope a lot of people ask her about it.

    • I think that’s TR: 0 (confronting/bullbaiting).

      As a long time Scientologist she should have completed that already.

      Unless someone discovered a misplaced semi-colon or had to tweak the audio hiss from old tapes in the congresses she listened to … which might mean she had to redo that basic level.

      But no one would be so gullible as to ……….

      Never mind.

      Given her normal acting skills I’m sure she’s been camped out at the Celebrity Center all week.

      Just hope they at least validate her parking.

    • Miss Tia

      The Celeb Centre is probably waiting for her after the show with a special ‘service’ to deal with hearing that. At of course a nominal donation to her.

      • A little green to prevent some goldenrod? Perish the thought.

  • Jimmy3

    “If wimmin want to be respected in comedy, they should dress sexier.” he said before he was banned from Earth.

    • Observer

      Whew! Good thing I don’t want to be respected in comedy.

      • Jimmy3

        I still think you’re funny. Just hike that oh okay my lawyer is telling me i can be sued for this

        • daisy

          I am up voting the law suit.LOL

        • Observer

          If only you could see me in my slop-around-the-house clothes right now …

          • Jimmy3

            I am picturing loose-fitting Crow Robot pajama pants and a Planet of the Apes t-shirt.

            and it is turning me on. dont share this with mr. observer, please. that guy will probly kick my ass

            • Observer

              Much less glamorous than Crow PJs. And MST3K fandom is how Mr. Observer and I met. True story.

            • Jimmy3

              Would you ever be interested in doing MST3K for modern movies? Because that thought pops up in my head so many times per day.

            • Observer
            • Jimmy3

              RiffTrax is sorta the same vein, but it’s not the same.

          • Vaquera

            Clothes?

            • noseinabk

              I am lounging in a 5k race tshirt from an event I walked. Winner?

            • Vaquera

              Did you walk it today?

            • noseinabk

              Nope. It is from last year’s event.

            • Vaquera

              Then no winner. 🙁

            • noseinabk
            • Vaquera

              You’re absolutely correct. My bad. Last year’s t-shirt is perfect.

            • Kestrel

              I did that after a three-day weekend in the French Quarter once.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              I did that a few days ago after drinking too much sake and putting shea butter on my feet. I wish that were a joke, but my bruised tuckus proves otherwise.

            • Juicer77

              ROFL

  • George Layton

    “…In point of fact…

    Oblio could have used one of those

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjfKteUBa_s

  • Simi Valley

    My all-time fave example of Shermanspeak is the midget talking about how cool black people are. Up to the 1 minute mark is prolly all you need to watch (or all you can stand):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cTGmA6RUw0

    • SarahDB

      Ugh! I DID only last a minute! Slimy and icky are adjectives that spring to mind.

    • Fuck this guy.

    • Doc M

      “Most white folks wouldn’t have a clue what it means to be cool, if it wasn’t for black america”

      I’ve seen this before, but his saying it is still beyond belief. What an ignorant, racist, stupid, foolish schmuck. Actually calling him a schmuck is really an insult to schmucks all over.

      Dumb son of a bitch, or as my wife would say: “Puta madre”

      He and Sherman (for actually writing this shit) really should have the shit kicked out of them both. It it truly beyond my ability to comprehend.

      Andate al carajo.

      • Simi Valley

        Cabrón.

        • Doc M

          Pendejo!

          • Simi Valley

            Hijo de gran puta!

    • pluvo

      The ‘black people are cool’ pitch Miscavige used was supposedly coming from Isaac Hayes:

      “Miscavige told the audience that Black America was considered hip, that ghetto Blacks were the trend setters in music, fashion and more. He said that made investment in the ghetto very much worth Scientology’s while. It would make Scientology hip. My stomach ached as I heard him cherry-pick Isaac’s (Hayes) secret pitch to a profit motivated management and have the arrogance to announce it to the “elite”, well-heeled followers he had carefully cultivated.”

      https://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/miscavige-wants-to-traffick-in-african-americans/

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Emmys are loving on Transparent right now. All that 1.1 on the Tone Scale…

    • Jo

      Loved Transparent, but could only watch it on the free internet streaming thing. Hoping for second series.

  • Jimmy3

    Well deserved, Julia. If you guys haven’t seen it, the latest season of Veep is hilarious. I highly recommend it.
    Switching back to footbawl so I don’t lose my man card

    • The orange tigers won again today.

      • Jimmy3

        So did the the brown browns. They looked good. Johnny Football, son.

        • Kestrel

          So did the blue cowboys. They looked bad. The green eagles looked worse.

          • Jimmy3

            I saw a green eagle jump clear over a blue cowboy. And although it was against my fantasy interests, I cheered, because that was awesome.

            • Douglas D. Douglas

              If I had known football was so colorful I might have started watching it years ago…

            • Kestrel

              I saw the same thing. And although it was against my home team, I cheered, because that WAS awesome, and he used to be a blue cowboy. Our new starting quarterback was a brown brown.

            • Jimmy3

              Nope. Weedens are weeds and weeds are green. He was never a brown brown.

            • Kestrel

              Yes. Weeds turn brown in the fall.

            • Jimmy3

              DAMN YOU
              for being correct.

        • Ohio for Super bowl.

        • Nat-leficent

          !!

    • What of the yellow packers?

    • Juicer77

      Won my FF game this week 😉

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    So… Andy Samberg just shared his HBO log-in live on the air. Anyone here catch it?

    • daisy

      Know it. I have the same one.

    • Cars

      Khaleesifan3@EmmyHost.com and the password is: password1

      (If you try it and it works, let me know so I can shoot myself. I’m no longer in the US.)

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        We already have HBO, so no need. But for anyone here who wants to watch Going Clear and didn’t have previous access… there it is!

        • Jimmy3

          That’s what’s called in the biz as a “joke”

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            We shall see…

            • Cars

              It works. I got in.

          • daisy

            Not a good one .He is a much better sketch comic than stand-up

          • Cars

            See Buzzfeed tweet… supposedly it worked.

            But then shortly after, someone else tweeted that the HBO server crashed. *shrug*

            https://twitter.com/BuzzFeed/status/645769629999190018

    • daisy

      Is lady GaGa a scientologist, I thought I read that somewhere or is it just her make-up lady?

      • Ruby

        She is not.

        • daisy

          good

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        She would bring such gravitas to Scientology…!

        • daisy

          Yeah , they would have a real celebrity for them.

      • Scientology is too weird for her.

      • Sid

        Just her make-up girl Tara Savelo, who is also her close friend.

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    HBO winning and winning on the Emmys tonight. That black PR campaign not working out quite as well as the Dainty Miss may have wanted it to…

  • anoni81b4u

    Evil Sith Lords and tiny cult leaders

  • if you can’t see the Emmy’s at least watch them all getting drunk backstage http://m.emmys.com/awards/emmys/backstage-live/2015

  • beauty for ashes

    Yeah Richard Jenkins just won an Emmy!!!! I love him!!!!!!

    • noseinabk

      The Wonder Years kid looks like Carmine from Happy days/Laverne and Shirley.

    • daisy

      I do not usually criticize what other women wear but that orange dress has a bow as big as ideal org opening on her butt. Why???

      • Kestrel

        Didn’t have time to change after being a bridesmaid?

        • daisy

          lol I thought I recognized it. Bridesmaid dresses are made so the bride looks good, only.

      • beauty for ashes

        I missed it, but also please don’t show me! 😉

  • Odd that a certain Twitter account for ethical freedom is quiet tonight.

    What’s the IAS motto, “When the going gets tough, the tough Twitter out …”

    • Too busy making their Bridge to Total Freedom ethical?

      • Better late than never? Although that might be a road construction project that makes the Big Dig look rational.

  • Observer

    Oh dear. When you see it …

    refresh

    • daisy

      That woman shops at Dumpsters R us.

    • If I see what I think I see I will need several gross of http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Joel7373/media/Psychlorox.jpg.html

      • Observer

        I don’t know what it is, but I don’t want to look any more closely.

        • It’s a picture of mental bleach …

        • Oops … Just realized you weren’t talking about my link … and no … do not zoom in … there are somethings an Observer should just say no to …

    • romanesco

      Shoop inspiration? (pic)

    • Miss Tia

      not really a site i wanna see before i go to bed!

    • noseinabk

      Could someone please tell me why it looks like she has extra bits. What could that be?

      • Thank you … I was worried it was just me.

        • noseinabk

          My tablet pics are a little blurry. From my view it looks like a little green alien.

    • beauty for ashes

      Yes Joy this is exactly how you will feel when you get away from Scientology!

    • madame duran

      Emmy distraction tech.

    • Going commando, overdone.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      That looks like Serena Williams got hit by the Mappin/Stourton floral Aston Martin.

    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      That poor road cone. (refresh)

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Dang, what happened to the clams’ famous ability to find open parking spaces?
    https://twitter.com/MegynHermez/status/640937904106176512
    https://twitter.com/MegynHermez/status/645354333794619393

    • daisy

      Wait what ? Didn’t she just say scientology makes her rise above the upset world. Fuck Detroit seems upset to me, someone needs to take the class again and it will cost more than parking tickets.

      • Robert Eckert

        “didn’t she just say scientology makes her rise above the upset world” I know, the lack of self-awareness is just hilarious.

    • She found the spaces … just couldn’t OT her way into either doing it legally or exteriorize to keep checking the meter.

      • Robert Eckert

        Doesn’t even have quarters left, after the last regging session.

    • If she only read enough success stories…

    • Ruby

      Those silly Detriot parking enforcement officers …it’s all their fault. Don’t they know Megyn is above the law?

    • If you can’t find a legal spot in Detroit you aren’t really trying and need to get your ethics in. It’s not the hardest city in the world to park in, I usually just drive around a minute and find a place on the street as opposed to when I lived in San Francisco when I would park where I could and take public transportation to my car if I had to.

    • madame duran

      So Megyn Hermez telling the city of Detroit to go fuck itself for giving her 4 parking tickets is how she’s “above the confusion of the upset world”? That’s her super power? This is the essence of her spiritual enlightenment? Scientology is knowing how to swear at something when it doesn’t go according to plan?
      *confused face*

  • SarahDB

    While watch the Emmys, do something productive with all that commercial time and whack some clammy scammy ads on CraigsList https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    Click the heart above as well to spread some Bunker love.

    And now…to conteract that lovely picture of Joy below…

    • salin

      Great advice.

  • Vaquera
  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Elizabeth Moss up for the award…

    • daisy

      Yeah no win. I guess the Emmys are rigged says every scientologist.

      • But they gave one to Jeffrey Tambor – who may not be in the cult now but he sure was.

        • daisy

          He is out that is all that matters.

          • You mean like transgender out. Haha, couldn’t resist.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          How active was he? I honestly didn’t know about his involvement at all until the last year or so.

          • He was a student of Milton Katselas. Once when I was dating Laura Hippe, Debbie Rennard (who later married Paul Haggis and is now divorced from him), tried to fix Laura up with Jeffrey at a party we went to, even though I was standing right there. Ah, the good of days of the $cientology social club nastiness. I looked at Tambor and he very quickly understood I would rip his head off, and he walked away. That was the typical kind of stuff that went on in the Milton crowd I knew. I don’t think Tambor was involved very long, though.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Oh, Milton again…Man, he really was a major recruiter. Thank you for leaving Tambor intact, though. I do enjoy the man’s work. ; )

              I kinda figured he wasn’t involved that long. Well, at least that’s the way he’s framed it when asked, so I really had no other info to go on. But now I do. And I’m glad both of you got out of the Scilon Social Club. Sounds like that clique could be a real bunch of scorpions.

            • Yeah, he’s a fabulous actor, but he (like so many actors) had no scruples and was thinking of going for it until I gave him a look that chilled him. Haggis might not like me saying this but he’s divorced from her – Debbie was a real “social climber” and a lot of women around Celebrity Centre were. They wanted their $250,000 “Bridge” paid for, doncha know. $cientology artist Peter Heer was doing OT3 once and told Pamela Creagh, a woman who was LIVING with me, that she was his “whole track item.” I walked out onto the sidewalk where they were talking, heard that b.s. and took a swing at him. He ducked, I didn’t touch him, and – I – got in “ethics trouble” for “enturbulating (upsetting) an OT.” Then actor Jeff Pomerantz shows up from NY – he was in his mid-40s at the time I think, and promptly starts screwing an 18 year-old that he says was his “whole track item” (meaning “my love for eternity” so to speak). The scene was totally fucking crazy – I have a hundred stories like that.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              These stories are great. OTs get to take what they want, eh? So, more like a caste system than a clique, sounds like. What’s this “whole track item”/”eternal flame” thing? I feel like I’ve heard this term before, but since relationships never seem to stick in scientology, I’m wondering how many of these eternal loves people claimed to have. Sounds more like people just trying to fit normal desires into a draconian system. (Which, come to think of it, sounds like some of the Catholic girls I grew up with…)

              And seriously, why can’t scilons keep their hands off teenagers?! Ok, in Jeff’s case, she was legal, but still…It’s starting to seem more like the rule than the exception. I guess that “big beings in little bodies” idea was ripe for exploitation.

              Enturbulate on, Skip!

            • They didn’t keep their hands off teenagers. I’ve told this story before. When David and Bibbe (Hansen) Campbell were living at The Manor (it wasn’t completely Celebrity Centre then) in the mid-80s, I was being a volunteer ethics officer at ASHO and a 32 year-old OT that I knew, a very pretty, very crazy English woman, confessed to me in the ethics office that her “whole track item” was Beck, who was 15 at the time, and she was sleeping with him. Her 28 year-old auditor pal, who was auditing for CC at the time, was doing Beck’s 13 year-old brother Channing. At the time, reporters for People magazine were snooping around the place. So I went the CC, wrote a “Knowledge Report” and raised hell about STATUTORY RAPE and guess what? I was threatened because I was “enturbulating celebrities” (the Campbells). It was TOTALLY a caste system, and it hasn’t changed much among the former $cientologists involved in Hollywood now. The majority of them act pretty much like they did back then. Some people never get the worst of the cult out of their system, even when they get famous for speaking out against it.

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Well…shit. I mean…shit. Sorry, I lost all my words there for a sec. I guess nothing should surprise me about the CoS anymore, but stories like this one make me angrier and angrier about what they’ve been allowed to get away with. And for so long. And especially when it’s perpetrated on the vulnerable, like kids. It’s fucking infuriating. Good on you for being the one person in that story without your head up your ass, even though you had to take heat for it, which is totally ridiculous. Did ANYTHING happen to those two women? Probably not. I don’t know why I even asked. That’s how the caste system works–shit always rolls downhill.

              Beck Hansen…what a mess. I’d still like to see him get out, but after being steeped in that crazy for so long, he ain’t never gonna be right in the head. I can’t imagine what kind of pretzel his mind’s been bent into.

              God, I want to see this cult come down. I really do.

            • Baby

              Especially since he is married to Marissa Ribisi.. The chance of them getting out is like nill.. But then look at Marty and MIke.. ha..

              …………………………………………… Wiki

              “Beck has been involved in Scientology for most of his life; his wife, Marissa, is also a second-generation Scientologist.[114] Beck publicly acknowledged his affiliation with Scientology for the first time in an interview published in The New York Times Magazine on March 6, 2005. Further confirmation came in an interview with the Irish Sunday Tribune’s i Magazine
              on June 11, 2005, where he was quoted as saying, “Yeah, I’m a
              Scientologist. My father has been a Scientologist for about 35 years, so
              I grew up in and around it.” When questioned by the interviewer about
              Scientology’s core beliefs, he replied:

              What it actually is is just sort of, uh, you know, I think it’s about
              philosophy and sort of, uh, all these kinds of, you know, ideals that
              are common to a lot of religions…. There’s nothing fantastical …
              just a real deep grassroots concerted effort for humanitarian causes. I
              don’t know if you know the stuff they have. It’s unbelievable the stuff
              they are doing. Education … they have free centres all over the place
              for poor kids. They have the number one drug rehabilitation programme in
              the entire world (called Narconon).
              It has a 90-something percent success rate…. When you look at the
              actual facts and not what’s conjured in people’s minds that’s all
              bullshit to me because I’ve actually seen stuff first hand.[116]”

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Well, at least he’s a terrible spokesclam. Maybe that’s a good sign…

            • Baby

              You are right.. I bet they are on his Ass about staying so quiet, huh?

            • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

              Eh, I doubt he’s ever been one of DM’s favorite mouthpieces. Stories in some music-related forums over the years suggest that among his peers, he wasn’t always so quiet. My sense is that the shine’s worn off for him now. But I think he was a proper shill, he just kept it on the down low. He didn’t want to wreck his public cred with the cool kids.

            • ClamInAHalfshell

              Poor Beck (and brother.)

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Scientologists all postulating together…

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    And the Emmy goes to Viola Davis!

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Mel Brooks in the house!

    • So much kissing among coworkers. My HR department would be in fits.

  • Peter McMahon

    When I was in the Sea Org in the 1970s we had a limited number of photos of Hubbard approved for use in magazines and promotion. I asked and was allowed to peruse an archive of LRH photos. In this archive were a batch of photos from Rhodesia in which Hubbard appeared to be the world’s biggest brown-noser. The photos of him near PM Ian Smith showed him to be an obsequious, simpering toady. I felt embarrassed just looking at the photos. How could the biggest OT on the planet look like such a wimpy ass-licker? I wound up picking out a few other photos but I never forgot those awful photos of LRH in Rhodesia.

    • Yeah, remember that little black and white pamphlet?

  • Turn it up. Proceed with caution.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEgDW0JCZVM

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    TRACY MORGAN!!!

    • beauty for ashes

      I wish I tweeted, because I swear I saw Celine Dion looking like she was sobbing. I thought it would give him a giggle. *although I totally admit to feeling that way too about seeing him*

  • Well now, I always thought Dan was a bit odd back when he was knocking around telling me how spectacular his Mata Hari book was and how it was going to be a massive movie hit, maybe starring Barbara Streisand. Now, after seeing Elwrong smirking in those stylish shorts among the Africans he loathed, and taking a new look at Dan’s face and haircut, I’m thinking about that Babs remark and wondering if Danny’s gay – not that there’s anything wrong with that – and after seeing those Ronny outfit, and knowing how hard he tried to seduce John McMaster, and how she shut up talking about being Cecil Rhodes after someone told him Rhodes was a flamer… well, I’m thinking the Raving Redhead hurried back to Jolly Old and came up with Oatee Uno and Oatee Dos to get some love from the Queer Clears at St. Hill. (Shut up, it was a real group, and I know one of them.)

  • aquaclara

    I would wear a ribbon in support of the victims of Scientology. Would you? What color should it be?

    • daisy

      Mappin Aston Marton color

      • aquaclara

        Muti-colored daisies! A win!

    • noseinabk

      The same color as big blue?

      • aquaclara

        Ooh, distinctive and unique! Another winner.

    • I never knew there were so many ribbons: http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/awareness/ribbons.php

      I’m not sure how to pick without offending.

      • aquaclara

        And despite my loling over the proliferation of ribbons at the Emmys, I meant this with all seriousness. Not that I don’t care about all the other ribbon charities…..BUT we have a cause! It’s Important. I can go back to saving oceans and pelicans when this fight is over.

        • I agree there is a cause and it is important. I started looking to see how to mix and match colors to accurately reflect and my inner PC editor started running wild.

      • PantalonesDeLaJusticia

        How about a nice novelty print, like ducks or teeny tiny crowns?

        • Ants?

          • PantalonesDeLaJusticia

            Or maybe this…?

            • Wait … wait … wait … are we’re skipping past the fact this is for the victims of Scientology?

              Not to be a party pooper as these might be appropriate for John Travolta after the divorce or Grant Cardone ….

            • PantalonesDeLaJusticia

              The thought occurred to me after I’d already posted the above…is this better?

            • Holy crap … perfect in so many ways!

            • PantalonesDeLaJusticia

              Seeing as the retail industry is about to kick off the holiday shopping season any day now, the materials will be readily available and cost less when buying early, on pre-times-infinity-black Friday.

        • L. Wrong Hubturd

          Tiny little panty shaped ribbons?

          • PantalonesDeLaJusticia

            No, fancy bow ribbons. 🙂

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            I see what you did there.

    • Intergalactic Walrus

      How about clear plastic ribbons?

      • L. Wrong Hubturd

        That’s gooood.

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Goldenrod, of course.

    • aquaclara

      You guys are good.

      We should vote. These are all excellent ideas.

    • Baby

      Fabulous idea Aqua.. I would wear one in a heartbeat..I always wear my FlagDown bracelet ..

      OH I just read your idea again.. I think a bracelet would be better.. ( You know those rubber type thingies..)

    • Baby

      Like this aqua..silicone.. ( f5)

      • aquaclara

        I love this! Should we plan something? Thoughts?

        • Baby

          Absolutely Aqua.. the only reason I suggested the bracelets is because I have ruined a lot of clothes with ribbons. Anytime you put a hole in your clothes they leave a hole. sigh..

          First we have to figure out what to put on it. Should we have some kind of contest?

          Maybe ask volunteers for a mini committee.. ?

          We of course would have people volunteer to somehow take $ and then send them out..

          Hmmmmmmmmm.. But then you would have the address available..and we all know what Scn. is like.

          …………………………………………………………………

          Wait.. I just had an idea.. Scratch the above..

          We can come with a Slogan.. and colors.. and have the company’s name…. and even it would be more expensive to not order in Large numbers..

          Each person order it themselves from the company.. What cha think? I think that it is a fabulous idea..( ha) but Yep..I strongly suggest we do this! What cha think..

    • Baby
  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Caption – “SCIENTOLOGY NEEDS A STYLIST, cause this is obviously a cry for help.”
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154221117092306

    • daisy

      Oh dear Rabbit Joy Villa is her stylist.

      • daisy

        Drapes from an old timey Whore House.

        • Ex-Christian Scientist

          LOL!

      • Ella Raitch

        You are such a bitch. Move over, I want to sit next to you.

        • daisy

          Bring me a drink will you before you sit

    • daisy

      Tacky just threw up.

    • So many things wrong with this look it is almost impossible to know where to start.

      Why is Joan Rivers dead? We need her!

    • daisy

      Her version of an erupted volcano.

      • Ella Raitch

        Aaahhhh – I am being restimulated

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Looks like two different outfits in a death match…

    • daisy

      A just picked pimple.

    • daisy

      My Grandmas Christmas decoration.

    • daisy

      Borrowed the bow from the Harlem Ideal org.

    • Intended look: matador

      Actual look: matted door

      • jazzlover

        If you think about it, that outfit actually perfectly frames the area to aim the silver-tipped bullet at.

        • Assuming the heart is there. I’ve heard rumors.

    • daisy

      Guess who is going to be DMs valentine date

    • EmmaDaoust
      • Baby

        bawwwwwwwwwwwwwhahhaha.. My favorite episode of Carol’s.. Wait I love Mrs HHHWiggins too

        • EmmaDaoust

          I still hear her little cough when they did the satire on Love Story. Ah-he, ah-he.

    • daisy

      daisy needs a bloody mary.

    • Ella Raitch

      Hooley dooley…where’s the bull?

    • Juicer77

      Terrible on so many levels.

    • PRenaud

      oh good lord, did she get a fashion tip from Elena Cardone

  • Bhob

    That looks like the barkeeper from The Shining… was LRH at the Outlook hotel? If so that explains alot.

    • Was his favorite drink red rum?

      • Bhob
        • But Lloyd was sane (theoretically at some point in his life).

        • daisy

          Are you sure that isn’t Tom Cruise laughing ?

          • Teeth aren’t oddly misaligned in a perfectly unsettling way under his nose.

          • jazzlover

            That actually looks like the Jack who should’ve eaten TC whole in “A Few Good Men”.

        • noseinabk

          yep.

    • Miss Tia

      I said that first thing in the morning! Had his name wrong but bartender from The Shining! Glad I wasn’t the only one who’s mind went there!

  • MaxSpaceman

    Pusuant to The Emmys — YAHOO! is running with this

    • Ex-Christian Scientist

      It’s on the cover of “Star” as well…

      • jazzlover

        Well that seals it for me then 😉

        • Ex-Christian Scientist

          LOL!

    • Elle is going to have fits (defending his elsewhere recently about lack of having a ring).

    • daisy

      Why would she start caring now ?

      • jazzlover

        Don’t ya hate it when womens get all fickle-like? 😉

      • MaxSpaceman

        It is he who cares; he took off the ring a while ago.

        ETA: Un-named source: “”I think John finally took off his ring because he is tired of living a lie. John and Kelly are unhappy in the marriage, and they have been pretty much living separate lives for years. They are more than friends than lovers, and the buzz is that he has been speaking with attorneys about filing divorce papers.” Read more at: http://tr.im/qpOxN

        • Mark Ebner told me once about being on the same plane as Kelly and watching her make out with some guy for quite a while. I think he wrote about it but I’m not sure.

    • beauty for ashes

      Why doesn’t someone do a layout with all of Jorm Tramolta’s hair do’s in sequence? That’s some good entertainment news right there dagnabbit!

      • MaxSpaceman

        Dadgummit — that’s a dang good idear !

      • Douglas D. Douglas

        Maybe not exactly what you had in mind…?

        (refresh)

        • daisy

          Freddy Mercurys Banana wig is a better toupee

        • jazzlover

          LOL

        • Juicer77

          XD

      • jazzlover

        Maybe one of the more creative among us could design one of those flippy decks of cards that could show it in fast-action, forward and backward. Think of the lulz!. They could be sold on the Bunker to generate revenue.

        • beauty for ashes

          Even weirder…morphing pictures in sequence on video. (totally obviously not me as I don’t even know how to phrase that without sounding awkward!)

          • jazzlover

            I think I know what you mean. I’m not sure what that says about me 😉

        • EmmaDaoust
    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Eh, there are divorce rumors all the time with these two. I do wonder, though, how much the CoS uses his auditing files to leak stuff (real or not) to the press–if for no other reason than to plant or exacerbate problems they can then help him “fix.” Good way to keep him indebted.

      • EmmaDaoust

        And he said about Going Clear to paraphrase “Why would I criticize the church that has been just so beautiful to me?”

        • Baby

          And kept my fabulous secrets.

        • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

          Poor ridiculous and deluded man…

  • Looks fun! 🙂

    • daisy

      Yet more evidence the Emmys are run by SPs

      • SPs are everywhere.

        • EmmaDaoust
          • jazzlover

            Are those some kind of rare Canadian treats I didn’t know about? 😉 They have the same look as Maple Leafs do when they realize they’re missing the playoffs yet again 🙂

            • EmmaDaoust

              So funny I forgot to laugh

            • jazzlover

              he he he. I am just funnin’ ya 🙂

            • EmmaDaoust

              Rangers suck:-D

            • EmmaDaoust

              too much?
              eta: I was asleep

            • jazzlover

              Yo, give it time. They just had their 1st skate on Thursday. LOL

            • EmmaDaoust

              ‘night, dude

    • noseinabk

      She looks luminous.

  • Bhob

    Ok, Dan sold me… he had me at sp counterthust.

  • Frodis73

    Ok, I fell asleep. Did they do a highlight reel of Gibney winning for GC or not?

    • noseinabk

      I am in the weeds and cant keep up tonight. I would like to know if any references, applause or other innuendo of approval for Going Clear was made.
      http://www.greengardenista.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/cat_under_cover.jpg

      • daisy

        No.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      No.

      But he still won, and HBO was a HUGE winner tonight.

    • daisy

      No, sadly not.

      • Frodis73

        Hmmm, bummer. I was looking forward to hearing the audience reaction. I will have to wait for the Oscar”s I guess. Thx Daisy.

        • beauty for ashes

          You missed nothing, (sci related anyway.) Viola Davis (wooo hoooo!!!) won and had a monumental acceptance speech, that even now I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it. I would bet it will be shown often though.

        • DangDadgummit

          Dang!

      • DangDadgummit

        Dagnabit !

        • Love your consistency and how you are always on point.

  • DangDadgummit

    Best Dramatic Series went to

    “Game of Tones” — working the Tone scale from -40 to +40.

    Produced by W-KSW TV.

  • Nat-leficent
    • noseinabk
    • L. Wrong Hubturd

      Awww, that avi is even cuter than the last one.

      • Nat-leficent

        Thanks 🙂

        • Baby

          Awwwwwww look at our little cutie pie..adorable Nat..

          • Mymy88

            Hi Smoking Baby! I miss you. I hope you are on the mend!

            • Baby

              Thanks 88 .. I usually post a lot during summer when it is scorching hot.. I am still suffering the whole Cipro side effect thing.. but am enjoying this weather when I ‘m not..xoxo love me

            • Mymy88

              I’m so sorry about the Cipro poisoning. I had monomer poisoning. It took almost a year to get back to where I am now. Hang in there. Do you have a good prognosis or one at all? If I’m being too nosy, I TOTALLY get that. I promise. Just ignore I asked lol.

            • Baby

              The Dr. just said.. it affect others differently and sometimes it last 3-6- months or is permanent damage..

              Sorry about your monomer poisoning..Oh honey nothing is too nosy to me.. jeeze ..xo

            • Mymy88

              I’m going to do a little Googling on it (Cipro) poisoning. I’m curious. I wonder if there is anything about its effect on the nervous system that is similar to what monomers can do. I’ll let you know what I find out. Thanks.

            • Baby

              Thanks babe.. I’ve been Floxed.

      • Ella Raitch

        She does look Nat-leficent

  • scottmercer

    I just subjected myself to both parts of the Dan Sherman Show. Vomitous. It is kind of fun to read between the lines for all of the hidden awfulness and racism. Like when Hubbard makes a speech to the elite of White Rhodesia. “He was scheduled to speak for 15 minutes, but was kept up there for an hour due to endless questions from the audience. His loyal driver Frank said that the applause thundered out across the parking lot.” Yes. Because Frank was in the parking lot. Because he was not allowed inside. Because he was a black African man and this was an exclusive club for Whites only. Tons of that stuff if you know where to look for it.

  • daisy

    Well I am out of insults, time to pass out. Night all. One more. Lauren Preppon looks like my hot flashes come to life.

    • beauty for ashes

      Don’t forget to take your teeth ou…..oh it looks like you already did! **runs away***

      • daisy

        LMAO

        • beauty for ashes

          Oh good! <3 <3 <3

    • 5 Feet Long and Luminous

      Rest up, Daisy! You need to have a fresh set of quips for tomorrow. ; )

      • EmmaDaoust

        Need to rest up just to keep up with her, tha’ knows.

  • Commodore H. McCringleberry

    I don’t have the energy or skill level right now to do this, but SOMEONE needs to give this the MST3K treatment. I’ll volunteer to play one of the roles.

    • EmmaDaoust

      How’re you doing, Commodore?

      • Commodore H. McCringleberry

        Better every day! Thanks! I blew from the gastroenterology RPF and things are looking up.

        • EmmaDaoust

          So glad to hear it.

    • Ella Raitch

      Someone was asking about you in today’s thread somewhere. I was unable to post at the time to assure them you are still around.

  • Jimmy3

    I can’t get the ocean out of my ears and I believe it is driving me insane. I think Jimmy Buffett secretly controls the oceans.
    http://youtu.be/AeXeUUCpOYg

  • EmmaDaoust
    • Juicer77

      Have a contented retirement, Erik! Purr, purr…
      “four rodent control officers…” XD

    • Baby

      ” Who recently had one of his eyes removed because of melanoma”…
      …………………………..

      What a kind soul to take care of this for Erik.. and Stephen Read you Sir are a gentle spirit.. Thank you everyone for taking such good care of your buddy.

      What a heart warming story..Thanks Em..

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    “What do the Unabomber and Scientology have in common?” http://teleread.com/chris-meadows/what-do-the-unabomber-and-scientology-have-in-common/

    “Would you believe it’s been twenty years since they tried to destroy technology? And by “they,” I mean two entirely separate causes…”

    “…Has history left them behind? Not yet—at least not in the case of Scientology, which is still a powerful organization, and may well continue for many years. But nonetheless, it’s an interesting reminder that times change, and not everybody is able to deal with those changes.”

  • ScaramouchenFandango
    • Juicer77

      Woo hoo!

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Oh, my! Nancy Cartwright singing “Bitch Better Have My Money”.
    The new unofficial theme song of the CO$?

    https://www.facebook.com/Nancy.Cartwright.Official/videos/vb.190058244447/10153828382529448/?type=2&theater

    • ScaramouchenFandango

      Scary stuff.

    • Baby

      OMG.. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLY! I really really Liked that song.. You ruined it totally for me! Thanks alot..

  • Pierrot

    *** RED X +–+ Reminder +–+ RED X *** Monday, 21 September 2015.

    Good morning Night Owls and Early Birds,

    A new week and some average results:
    Sunday 20th Detroit did well and leads SFBay.

    RedX tips & Complaints procedure are included in the google doc under the RedXTips tab.
    Flag the lies, whack a few bait & switch ads : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-Kvg78kCcvo5gL7UfPcmhmbsagTNtdj0y2LAiHVFrCU/pubhtml

    F5…for Praying squirrel by StillGrace, recovered by Cars & flickred
    by AegerPrimo https://www.flickr.com/photos/120371503@N05/14217098694/in/set-72157642802079293

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Remember this guy – Merrell Vannier author of “Arrows in the Dark – True Story of Espionage in Church of Scientology”? http://tonyortega.org/2015/03/02/new-today-memoir-with-shocking-claims-by-notorious-scientology-spy-merrell-vannier/

    Here’s an interview with him: http://authorstalkaboutit.podbean.com/e/arrows-in-the-dark-true-story-of-espionage-in-church-of-scientology/

  • Tory Christman

    Thanks to Missionary Kid for letting me know Tony mentioned the Net and his article he wrote about me,
    15 years ago. (I guess that’s “nearly 20”, as I escaped out July of 2000. 🙂 As always, thank you to Tony!
    He was THE 1st person to interview me, officially, and I’ll never forget your kindness, TonyO! 🙂

    • aquaclara

      Happy 15th anniversary, Tory! Look at all the fun you’re having now. (Not to mention all the great work, too…,
      Sending a loud TICK-TOCK to our friends this morning in your honor.

  • Shamwari

    Good morning Bunkeroos. Here is a little happy new day gift for you. 🙂

    • Shamwari

      The pics aren’t pretty but it’s fun to be reporting from Zimbabwe! I am sure the house has been rebuilt since he lived here – it looks quite new. Have a great day all. Greetings from (NOT) LRH’s Zimbabwe!

  • Toni m

    James Beverley left a very good comment in yesterday’s post. It’s the newest comment in the section, easy to find.

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    “There’s a form of bullying & gangsterism going on” – Former Scientology member speaks out
    Pete Griffiths says the real aim is about making money: http://www.newstalk.com/Pete-Griffiths-Church-of-Scientology-documentary-former-member-Going-Clear

  • Tom Reynolds

    Dan Sherman is an amazing speaker, and I was completely flattened by his Rhodesia account. I marvel at the genius of L. Ron Hubbard, David Miscaviage & Dan Sherman. Almost a Holy Trinity. Thank God Scientology is clearing the world, I’d hate to think what this world would be like without it!

  • Tom Reynolds

    Dan Sherman is an awesome guy, I love how people like him and David Miscaviage are clearing the world one person at a time. Scientology Rules!

  • Racnad

    Sorry I’m late. It took me a few days to watch these, but a couple of things come to mind… I really wish I could attend a Dan Sherman event and that there were questions taken from the audience. My questions: 1) The radio announcer refers to him as “Dr.” Hubbard. What was his doctorate in and why does Church material about him never mention the doctorate degree? 2) There is mention for the first Clear, and after hos return to England, Clears 20 and 22. Who were the first clears and what are they doing now? How many Clears are there now? Enough to do a sociological study on how much better they do in life than non-Clears? We’re waiting!!!

  • Gus_Cox

    Watching and listening to Sherman, he has an interesting, um, mien. I wonder if COB teases him about being gay? I have no idea whether he is or not, but Little Hitler seems to have a thing for that.