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Scientology fires again at Clearwater aquarium and calls county commissioner ‘shameful’

[Monique Yingling is now angling for both Winter the Dolphin and Commissioner Janet Long]

After picking a fight with a dolphin, the Church of Scientology has called for a county board’s cooperation by calling that board “shameful.”

It’s another genius move by Scientology leader David Miscavige and his attorney, Monique Yingling, who have followed up a previous letter to the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners with a new 7-page broadside in the wake of a land deal involving the city of Clearwater, Florida that has left the church bitter and in a mood to retaliate.

On April 20, Clearwater’s city council voted unanimously to purchase a 1.4-acre empty lot next to City Hall for $4.25 million from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to Winter the Dolphin, the star of Dolphin Tale and known for her prosthetic tail. At one time the aquarium planned on a downtown expansion on the empty lot, but the parcel is also adjacent to a couple of very important hotels owned by the Church of Scientology, which worked to kill the aquarium expansion effort behind the scenes.

The aquarium later committed to selling the lot to the city as Clearwater makes a desperate attempt to resuscitate its downtown, which was invaded by Scientology under a fake name in 1975 and is home to the church’s “Flag Land Base.” Scientology leader David Miscavige made it known that he wanted the parcel for a hotel swimming pool, but his former spokesman, Mike Rinder, said the more likely reason was simply to keep non-Scientologists away. Miscavige tried to pressure the city not to buy the parcel, even enlisting church celebrities John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and Kirstie Alley, and raising the church’s offer to $15 million. But the aquarium stayed committed to selling to the city, which approved the sale with its unanimous vote.

Last week, Scientology retaliated by sending what is known in the church as a “dead agent pack” — a collection of opposition research — to the county board of commissioners as well as to state lawmakers and the Florida attorney general’s office. It featured a seven-page letter by Yingling, attacking the county’s plan to give the aquarium $26 million in tourist tax money. (A completely separate proposal than the land sale.) As we reported, the board of commissioners dismissed Scientology’s concerns and remarked that it was bad timing for it to dump so much information on them just a day before the proposal was discussed and tentatively approved by the board at a public hearing.

After that hearing, the aquarium’s CEO David Yates and its board chairman, John Draheim, submitted a column to the Tampa Bay Times answering Yingling’s accusations. Pinellas County Board Chair Janet Long, meanwhile, told the Times that Scientology had lost credibility with her after it had told her it wasn’t going to purchase more downtown properties but then did so surreptitiously.

On Monday, Yingling sent a new letter to the board, which turned over a copy of it to us on our request. Yingling called the column by Yates and Draheim “evasive” and repeated the church’s complaint that Yates is paid too much for the CEO of a non-profit.

She called it “incumbent” on the county board to investigate the aquarium’s finances before awarding it the $26 million tourist tax windfall, specifically pointing at Yates’ salary and comparing it to the CEO pay of other nonprofits in the area, and she positioned the church as whistleblowers.

“The Church should be thanked rather than criticized for doing the work the Board and TDC [Tourist Development Council] should have done in the first place.”

Yingling cites numerous ways that the aquarium has benefited from city giveaways, and with the help of a University of South Florida professor Yingling complains that the aquarium has exaggerated its economic impact in the future.

Wait a minute. A business based on attracting visitors is being optimistic in its projections of future growth?

We’re shocked, we tell you. Simply shocked.

But then it’s the church that produces the only real howler here.

Yingling refers to commission chair Janet Long, who had told the Tampa Bay Times that the church had said to her it wasn’t going to buy any more downtown land, only to do so secretly in recent months. Here’s Yingling’s explanation of those purchases. Please, make sure you don’t have any food or liquid in your mouth before you read this…

“The Church’s recent downtown property purchases were not for the Church campus, but for the benefit of downtown redevelopment….”

After you digest that one, we’ll continue.

She says it was “to attract retail outlets, including a potential theater and entertainment center. The Church made these purchases as part of its contribution in partnering with the City as recommended by the Urban Land Institute study, and in response to the City’s request that the Church assist with redevelopment of the downtown.”

Suuuuuure. And that’s why the church bought the city’s largest office tower. For a movie house or something.

And yet, even though Long was correct, that these purchases were made after the church had assured her they weren’t going to continue buying properties, Yingling calls Long’s reactions “frankly scandalous. Ms. Long and the entire Commission should be ashamed.”

Yes, the board should have realized when Scientology secretly bought the city’s biggest skyscraper after promising not to buy any more property that it was doing it for the best interests of everyone.

Shame! Shame!

The only reason the church is suddenly so interested in the aquarium’s finances has nothing to do with the aquarium spurning Scientology’s interest in its downtown parcel, Yingling claims. Oh no, it’s purely because the church has the interest of taxpayers in mind. (And sure, although the church today considers the aquarium to be a highly questionable and sketchy bunch of scammers, it’s totally not relevant that just a couple of weeks ago Scientology was itching to give these scumbags a cool 15 mil.)

Yingling writes that Long should be especially ashamed because her comments came as Scientology was holding “cordial and transparent” meetings about the city’s future.

Yes, those transparent meetings at which the public was specifically not invited, and that David Miscavige had with city council members individually so they wouldn’t have to be recorded publicly.

The transparency, it’s blinding.

And now, Yingling’s letter really lays it on thick, so we hope you’re wearing boots:

We work with City staff on a regular basis, and do volunteer work with the Clearwater Police Department cleaning up neighborhoods. We sponsor regular family-friendly block parties on Cleveland Street featuring entertainment, rides for the children, and free food. Last year we partnered with the City in covering 50 percent of the cost of the new Veterans Memorial at Crest Lake Park. The prior year we contributed the cost and manpower to bring the Martin Luther King Community Center back to life. We sponsor massive human rights and drug education programs in the community. Just last Saturday night the Fort Harrison auditorium hosted drug abuse professionals from around Florida. Th Church sponsors a Tampa Bay-wide coalition of 150 charities, and provides the Fort Harrison as a venue free of charge to an average of two charitable organizations a week.

On the other hand, here’s what the FBI says is going on at Scientology’s “Sea Org” bases behind the scenes, as was reported this morning

Based on interviews of former Sea org members (hereinafter Complainants), the Church of Scientology (COS) tricks young Scientologists into joining the Sea Org, promising good salaries, regular work hours, vacation and family visits. However, once Sea Org members begin their service, they are housed and held at secure locations where they work 15 hour days in various positions for Scientology-based companies. Sea Org members are given no days off, and are permitted only limited and monitored contact with anyone outside the camps where they live and work.

Hm. Pillar of the community? Or deceitful manipulator of slave labor? That’s a tough one.

Yingling then spins the situation not as Scientology retaliating because it didn’t get a piece of land it wanted, but as a whistleblower doing what any good citizen would.

And after saying the board chairman should be ashamed of herself for calling the church on its subterfuge, we’re sure this letter will go over big with the other commissioners.

We sent a message to board chair Janet Long to ask her if she’s feeling any “shame” for calling out Scientology’s secret land purchases. We’ll let you know if she gets back to us.

Here’s the letter…

 
Yingling2ndLetter

 
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Countdown to Denver!

 

 
HowdyCon 2017: Denver, June 23-25 at the Residence Inn Denver City Center. Go here to start making your plans, and book your room soon!

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,739 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 1,842 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,336 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,376 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,088 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 614 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,703 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,843 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,163 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,138 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 494 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,796 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 903 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,305 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,178 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 759 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,264 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,508 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,617 days.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on May 3, 2017 at 15:50

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  • Baby

    Miscavige .. Don’t Fuck with the Aquarium.. We will BE WATCHING CLOSELY.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/da2f43205f215d162958d75f41307cbb3927b6a000f9d65c359925ef8ff0045e.gif

    • EmmaDaoust

      Yeah. And Do Not Tap On The Glass.

      • Baby

        YEAH! hey emmie

        • EmmaDaoust

          Okay, Baby, so this might be the worst bad idea ever, but …
          HowdyCon 2018: Clearwater

          • Baby

            You know I would be there Emmie.. We could all stay at the FT Harrison. Hahhahahaa

            • iampissed

              Do you think they would donate a meeting space for free?

            • EmmaDaoust

              Great minds thinking alike!

            • EmmaDaoust

              Great minds thinking alike!

            • Baby

              Yeah.. Scn. doesn’t give anything away for free pissed ..you know that.

              WAIT….We could have a fundraiser for the Aquarium!

            • EmmaDaoust

              Oh, how about a dunk tank. I can think of a few volunteers…

            • EmmaDaoust
            • Baby

              OH yes..absolutely!

            • EmmaDaoust

              We’ll stay away from the library, but nobody said our charity can’t use the Fart Harassment Ballroom as one of those at least 2 charities a week on average that they rent to.

            • iampissed

              Do they have a bar?

            • EmmaDaoust

              They’d have to.

            • Baby

              hahahah ..you are so silly..

            • EmmaDaoust

              ooh ooh ooh the PFFFFTTTTTTT Harrison!

          • Kestrel

            I was thinking the same thing. We could all go to the aquarium together.

  • Robert Eckert

    OT: RawStory (once Tony’s bailiwick) has a story on the Sci-adjacent Pam Bondi and her shaking down of companies under investigations for “donations” to dubious charities:
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/trump-backing-bondi-must-prove-she-didnt-offer-to-drop-investigations-in-return-for-contributions-judge/

    • Baby

      Heh Rob.. OFF to read.. sounds juicy.. xo thanks .. Not used to seeing you this late..

      • Robert Eckert

        3 threads to read… ok, really should go to bed

        • Baby

          I know.. Good Lord.. Tony is working overtime.. xo

  • TexasBroad

    Confirmation of the 2009 FBI trafficking probe of Scientology that the church denied
    Notorious Tennessee Scientology facility shut down when patients found held against their will
    Scientology fires again at Clearwater aquarium and calls county commissioner ‘shameful’

    Wow Tony! I’m pretty sure you’re keeping some people up at night — Great work! Wishing you a well-deserved and blissful night’s sleep.

    I’m so glad TN facility is shut down. The original story haunted me.

    • Baby

      I have SOOOOOOO much to read.. good lord.. Hey Broad.. xo

      • TexasBroad

        Kisses back Baby! What a day here…I’m just catching up too!

        • Baby

          I can NOT wait to see you again Broad.. That beer would taste really good right now!

  • Sejanus

    Moaning Dingaling must be well known by now in legal circles. Known well enough that when her name arises in her profession, that peers and adversaries alike go…’oh yeah, the cult shill speaks’.

    In my wildest imaginings I do not get the impression she is respected or even liked for being the scumbag she is. Soulless harpy hag.

  • Sibs

    Happy about the TN facility shutdown. Gives hope that more action can and will be taken at other $cientology prison camps around the country, and that maybe with all of the bad publicity $cientology’s love-bombing of local police and government officials isn’t making as much of an impact.

    And I continue to follow little Davey’s Clearwater temper tantrum with popcorn in hand.

  • Baby

    upvotes not working..yay Disqus you never disappoint.

    OK who is the smartass who just upvoted me?

    • iampissed

      In three years I’ve never been able to down vote. Don’t know why.

      • Baby

        It doesn’t show up … but .. OH shit I don’t know why they even have it.

        It worked when I joined, but it was stupid because back then we had so many trolls who loved to downvote us hourly. It was really really dumb.

    • Liberated

      Me

      • Baby

        Well OK.. I never mess with a woman in Armor Lib.. ox

    • Missionary Kid

      Disucqes.

    • Juicer77

      πŸ˜‰

    • AmoVolare

      Just downvoted you, but it didnt work; can you notice anything?

      • Baby

        I noticed that you had a cute Avi Amo…

  • dchoiceisalwaysrs

    I guess after all that explanation by M E Yingling, I will have to return to the scientology properties, so they can illegally detain me again. This time I will point out to them that I will keep my passport with me so I can have it when I want to leave rather than them refusing to let me have it back, which they refused last time I was there until such time as they decided to release me. And since they are so very friendly to me while keeping me hostage, I will have beforehand let the embassy of my country know my exact day of departure so they can call the FBI
    or whoever they need to contact should I again be illegally detained and unable to contact them because I am in the middle of the introspection rundown fighting the friendly scientology ‘babysitters’ to stay alive like Lisa McPherson failed to do. RIP Lisa.

    Ms Ying Ling, would you please tell me how much money is left on my account from my previous incarceration and I have been too terrified because of scientology’s FAIR GAME doctrine, to ask for the refund that the scientology criminals are NOT revealing to the IRS because the coffers of scientology are anything but transparent and if it was scientology would be found to have embezzeled my money on account . The reason I am terrified is because my mother who has never set foot on a scientology property called family protection as she expressed to me directly, “they will kill us all” when she also received a phone call from FLAG asking if she knew where I was.
    Yes, that tells how friendly scientology is. Appparently, per a phone call from “Flag” to an aunt of mine who also has never stepped foot on a scientology property, was told in the phone call that the BASIC materials which I never in fact ordered were ready. What kind of fiduicary hanky panky is going on there? Anyone else ever heard of the Library campaign. Misappropriation? Embezzelment? I don’t know exactly maybe I should ask an honest tax accountant. Would you please enquire about that for me Monique.
    So just to help you out Monique E Yingling , I suggest you ask your client for my records. They can go through their SP category files create a full list publish it so it is available to all Prosecuting Attorneys of Florida and I can then go to their offices ( will I need to bring along armed guards?) and point out my name so the scientology can show good faith and return my money for,which they refused to deliver up, the service purchased. Do you think you could spend a little time on something actually related to scientology matters which are not transparent. It would give you a little practice and hands on experience beyond eating their muffins but might taste a little bitter.

    I am certain there are others who would not like to experience scientology like I have, so please consider this a community service contribution towards stopping the ongoing criminality in Clearwater. No donations requested and no receipts for tax exempt charitble work will be issued

    Another glimpse behind the glittering curtain of community betterment

    • TexasBroad

      Thank you for the time and emotion you put into this comment. I could feel your pain and anger and frustration in my bones.
      I never understand when people don’t understand why never-ins are here. We are here because you tell us these experiences, these truths behind the shiny fraud. We are here because you are.

      • Juicer77

        ^^^

      • dchoiceisalwaysrs

        I appreciate very much your care.
        It is true there is unresolved pain, but it is largely not present unless I start a rant.
        Sure, suicidal ideation had been a frequent and formidable visiting foe surprising me from around blind corners in years past.
        But, that is history. I bring that history forth because of those who did not make it, for those who are in the midst of the ulitmate betrayal and may not ever become free during their entire life.
        And then there are those who we can protect who have never known anything about this malignant cult and can more easily duped.

        I got into scientology during my search into why I saw so much suffering in many countries as I toured them in my formative years. I wanted to do something about it. scientology betrayed my efforts and desires.
        But that was personal. On a much wider scale the betrayal is so much larger. It effects so many.
        Scientology has no place in anybody’s life who loves to live free. It is one of the contributors to suffering in our world. It needs to be left in the dust.

        Thanks to all you and all who assist with their care and love for humanity in that, it has helped in forging a a new life for myself and others.

        But when I retrace my old footsteps the coals can be very hot and burning. Don’t get me going there…. ha ha… I do it all by myself..

        I am enjoying the miracles of life now.

        Thanks again.

        • balletlady

          For ANYONE who is even THINKING about “leaving this world by their OWN HAND”….
          PLEASE>>>>> Consider THIS:

          IF YOU DO SO>>>>>>THEY WIIN………

          Your loving kind caring warm hearted generous loving presence will be gone, many who care about you and love you will have a terrible time adjusting to your passing away….you WILL HURT MANY, and break many hearts that will NEVER HEAL…..

          YOU take your OWN LIFE….THEY WIN……..& WE LOSE…..

          YOU ARE LOVED, RIGHT HERE BY MANY!!1

          • dchoiceisalwaysrs

            I agree, I had found that to be a powerful antidote.

  • PickAnotherID

    I wonder if ‘Blinky’ has to wear a respirator when she delivers a load of dren like that missive for DM?

    • Juicer77

      With her share of the Co$ swag, she bought a titanium hazmat suit.

  • Bob Crouch

    It’s funny–in an insidious sort of way–how Yingling-Miscavige keeps producing the “cooperation” card. In fact, she made it sound as if the city had been ORDERED to cooperate with the “church.”

    Meanwhile, back in the land of hard facts: The city decides to buy some land for its beautification. What does the cult do? They offer more than thrice the amount to frustrate the city’s effort. Does that pass for “cooperation?”

    In the face of overwhelming support for beautification by the CW populace, what does the “church” do? It tries to torpedo the purchase the public wants by organizing closed one-on-ones with city officials. To offer their support for beautification? Sure, Pinocchio!

    It’s readily apparent what “cooperation” means: The “church” makes its needs known to the city. The city complies. And that is that!

    This is a lot like the cooperation that small business owners show when the mob comes by to collect protection payments and assure them of their extension of cooperation i.e. that they will not burn down their business this month!

    • Paul V. Tupointeau

      Apt analogy. :-))

  • madame duran

    The cult’s butthurt is so extensive…so raw…so public…so deliciously gratifying. I cannot help but laugh and laugh.

    Little Red-eye Blinking Hood has no muffins for Granny Janet Long because Lil’ Wanker Davey the Big Bad Wolf ate them all up after having a tantrum? Awwww.

    • Kestrel

      They couldn’t be more butthurt if they sat on a cactus in their birthday suit.

  • Well, maybe the criminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology is on to something, maybe the compensation of the chairpeople of non-taxed business entities should be a topic.

    You first, Captain David “he is NOT insane!” Miscavige… And don’t forget to reveal the cost – if any… – of maintaining good links with the police officers involved in the drug bust of your sister…

  • I’ve only got time to wonder about the state of mind of the producers of Leah Remini’s new series, especially after the last few days here.

    Where do you start with the bonus episodes? When you choose, is something better going to come along? I hope those people are fast on their feet because something seems to be brewing.

    • Juicer77

      Agreed. Something big is in the wind.

      • I wouldn’t be surprised – but what impresses me is that bad things about Scientology seems to be emerging at an every greater rate – if Scientology’s bad PR was a piece of music, it would be marked ‘accelerando’.

        What’s more, they seem to have lost the organisational ability to do anything effective about it – Miscavige’s actions typically make matters worse.

        A critical point, where they can’t cope at all, and damaging blunders are made, is looming.

  • John Prince

    Are all these Hot Hippie Honey-Bunnies really gonna be in one Place in Denver this Summer? πŸ‘―

    • Missionary Kid

      The faces will be. The bodies are shoops.

      • John Prince

        I’m devestated πŸ˜”. .why’d Ya have to blow out my candle Mish? (at least You didn’t throw a Bucket of cold water over me, that was gentlemanly of You ✌)

  • Ronn S.

    I hope she’s getting paid millions, because she’s going to need it after getting sacked as the bag of shit she is by Miscavige. How does it feel to compromise every last bit of integrity Monique? “Selling your soul to the devil” takes on a whole new meaning.

    • Juicer77

      Yingling will never ever be fired.
      She has Miscavige by the *ahem* short hairs and knows it all too well.
      She is basically the only one left he can trust – and he is obligated to.
      He has no choice.
      She has dox on all his micromanaging and can prove in two seconds how he controls everything in the Co$ personally.
      She probably has out-clauses and release forms for herself all signed prettily by Missmanage and triplicated all over the world for her own protection.
      She has immense power over him.
      And he pays her truckloads of money to wield this power over him.
      And I’m sure it burns him to know it. BURNS.
      ETA: and knowing Missmanage’s level of incompetence, someday he will turn on her too and then…

  • Monica Schubach Green Ventura

    So glad the city of Clearwater is not allowing David Miscavige to purchase any more properties in the downtown area! I also can’t wait for the day, when I get to witness David Miscavige being arrested for all the crimes that he has committed within the so-called church of sceintology. When will the government/FBI realize this is no church of worshippers! It’s a labor camp & any money made from the people working, is handed over to their leader!!

    • Juicer77

      Welcome, Monica!

    • dchoiceisalwaysrs

      I am quite sure that the city doesn’t have the right to prevent DM from purchasing more properties and I think it is in error to suggest so. (although scientology would try to ascribe that behaviour to the City of Clearwater it simply isn’t true) They are however going about their business of running their city for all of the citizens regardless of scientology trying to take control of the city and its council members.

  • Supper Powers

    Since when is it the commissioners’ duty or right to investigate the CMA? It’s the IRS’s and she knows it. She and the church have nothing. Go fish!

  • Douglas D. Douglas
  • dreamcatcher
  • Juicer77

    Welcome, newbies and lurkers and under-the-radars. Lots of new stories in the last 24 hours. Feel free to ask questions. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4e155e6248f35756afaeda980c69c9e90d7e2ff43acbfd627023bff96c8c7935.jpg (refresh for morning motivation)

    • Missionary Kid

      Where’s the bathroom?

      • $cnMonkeyNut$

        OK–so you go past the bar, take the corridor to the right and it’s second on the left (just next to the brain- and eye-bleach stations);)

        • Missionary Kid

          Thanks. My bladder was telling me I needed to go – NOW.

      • Juicer77

        Down the hall. Plenty of paper in stock!:)

  • Bert Allen

    This is an outstanding example of rebuttal journalism Tony. You eviscerated Yingling’s arguments.

  • Opticheart

    Yingling’s law firm should be ashamed that she sends out such correspondence. Should. But I imagine that Scientology puts a lot of money in her law firm’s coffers.

    • Quick empathy

      I think DM at the least wrote the outline for her letter. From the asses mouth to the pen of the moronic. Put pen on the paper NOW!

  • Kestrel

    Ms. Yingling’s correspondence to the Pinellas County Commission was done on the behalf of an organization that calls itself a church and typifies the mindset of the management of that organization. Do they help? No, they attack. Again and again and again. Are they truthful? Um, “acceptable truths” and “shore stories” are their forte.

  • Iconoclast Six

    Narwhals have too many thetans! They are SC’s! (Suppressive Cetaceans)

    https://media.giphy.com/media/EKTi7iyK3L5Pq/giphy.gif

  • balletlady

    This correspondence certainly is NOT a way to “win friends and influence people”! This comes off sounding like ta tantrum from a spoiled child that did not get what he wants. He might as well lay on the floor pounding his fists and kicking his legs and screaming at the top of his lungs.

    It is MORE than obvious “the church” is DESPERATE to get his tiny acreage in an effort to kept Non Scientologist OUT of their “realm” where WOGS are not welcome in any way, shape or form. WOGS might influence their current members to get OUT of the “organization”, possibly those current members, well, they might SEE how the other half really has it so much better on the outside where they are free to come and go as they please , communicate with anyone they chose to speak with, & voice their opinions on a variety of topics without fears of being…..what is it called….physically abused or separated from their family members who are still “in”.

    Nothing is going to bring more attention & investigation into them then their continued brow beating a “dead horse” over & over again in a hissy fit because DM DEMANDS to have this tiny piece of land sold to CO$/

    Sometimes the best thing to do is to go away quietly, accept the decision that has been made an move on. That way CO$ would draw less attention to itself instead of having a spotlight shining brightly on it because who knows what can of worms THAT might open up.

    It has been said, Give A Person Enough Rope”….& well, most WOGS know what happens…..nice try DM…YOU LOSE.

  • cjsa hm

    If good old Monique is involved then you can be assured it pretty much all bu||sh|t. I think if I sat in a room talking to her I’d need to take a shower after.

  • Bob

    One of the signs used by law inforcement to detect if someone is lying, is excessive blinking.
    Hmmmm, do we know anyone like that?