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As Leah Remini’s next season approaches, Scientology posts more videos saying she’s rude

[Scientology’s next set of meat shields]

 
Four years ago, Jenna Miscavige Hill published Beyond Belief, her book about growing up in the Church of Scientology and then leaving it, and what it was like to be the niece of Scientology’s dictatorial ruler, David Miscavige.

In that brave book, we were especially struck by Jenna’s portrayal of her uncle, who spent so much energy plotting and destroying the lives around him, but always from a distance.

In Jenna’s book, we wrote, David Miscavige “comes off as a meddling, tyrannical, but ultimately cowardly man who Jenna and other ex-Scientologists are determined to expose.”

That image of Miscavige, as someone who is too afraid to show his own face but sends others to suffer the consequences of his decisions, came back to us yesterday as we made another visit to the website the Church of Scientology set up to attack Leah Remini and her A&E series, Scientology and the Aftermath.

Since the last time we checked, the site has posted new videos of attacks on Leah’s reputation by people who were formerly family friends or associates.

We pointed out in the past that it’s the prospect of a second season of Aftermath that really seems to have caused Miscavige to take the gloves off. Since Remini’s defection became public here at the Underground Bunker in July 2013, she really hadn’t been the subject of the kind of vigorous retaliation and private investigator mugging that we’ve seen so many others go through.

Even through Aftermath‘s first season, the church website dedicated to attacking it went pretty easy on Leah herself. But then, with news that A&E had renewed the show, suddenly the really slimy attacks showed up at the website, with lurid details from her husband’s breakup of his previous marriage and other stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with the allegations about Scientology that have been brought up in Leah’s show.

And a parade of former family friends have showed up in videos raising petty complaints about Remini being a diva. They’re Scientologists, and what else can they say but try to magnify tiny slights that anyone might be accused of.

They’re meat shields, essentially, automatons sent out by Miscavige to put their own reputations at risk so Miscavige can tell his wealthy donors that the church is “striking an effective blow” against Remini and her show.

In reality, these are another set of weak attacks by people who probably had no other choice. Here’s a little about each of them.

 

Willow Bellotti: “friend of family”

Willow’s video is lengthy, but these paragraphs should give you the flavor of it…

It’s not like she was the most important person in the world, and yet she acts like she is, and everybody else needs to be at her feet, kissing them, or she’s holier than everybody, and why are people not just falling over themselves to make sure that she’s OK. And especially when they are falling over themselves to make sure she is OK to see that she has honestly just dumped them like they don’t matter.

I realize that it might be stressful getting into a career and I’ve worked with many celebrities in the past. I have many V.I.P. friends. I have many circles that I have been part of that I can drop names all day long. They’ve never once treated me anywhere close to how she’s treated me. And they are far more important than she’ll ever become.

 

Raina Hall: “former friend”

Raina’s video is much shorter. This is entirety of what she says…

So I would say that Leah is a bully. I would say that she is aggressive in getting her way but not maybe in a friendly way where different people have approaches to different things, and when they go after something people can be aggressive, but they can also be… nice and be aggressive. And I think she tends to be more antagonistically aggressive. And just her attitude is very sort of self-centered and in your face.

 

Bob Pace: “former associate”

Bob Pace describes his encounter with Leah as a home inspector trying to convince her that a hairline crack in the wall of her house is nothing to worry about, and her rude suggestions that he’s wrong about it.

Hairline cracks are typical, and I said this is a hairline crack and it just needs a minor repair, and then just observe it. She didn’t like that answer. She said, “No that’s a structural crack.” Which kind of took me back. It was a rather forceful communication and not a pleasant one and I said, “This is my profession. This is what I do. That is a hairline crack. That is not a concern.” The volume went up. She got more upset. And I realized at that moment that I’ve, in the ten thousand inspections I’ve dealt with I probably dealt with maybe three people that I would consider to be truly…. I don’t know another word other than insane.

 
Got all that? If you were ever rude to a tradesman who came to your house or apartment, you are “insane” and shouldn’t be on television exposing the Church of Scientology. At least, that appears to be the message.

Ooh, good one, Dave.

 
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Jeffrey Augustine interviews Brandon Reisdorf

Says Jeffrey: “Brandon Reisdorf, a third generation Scientologist, talks about his experiences growing up in a Scientology family and his time on staff at the San Diego Org. He also discusses the Church’s ludicrous claims about the wild success Scientology Media Productions will achieve by bringing millions of people into Scientology. The interview ends with a great description of what Brandon can now do in life now that he is free of the 24/7/365 slavery of Scientology.”

 

 
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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 4,752 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 1,855 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,349 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,389 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,101 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 627 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,716 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,856 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,176 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,151 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 507 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,809 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 916 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,318 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,191 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 772 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,277 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,521 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,630 days.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on May 16, 2017 at 07:00

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

The Best of the Underground Bunker, 1995-2016 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Undergound Bunker (2012-2016), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

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

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

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
Jason Beghe | Tom DeVocht | Sara Goldberg | Paul Haggis | Mark “Marty” Rathbun | Mike Rinder | Spanky Taylor | Hana Whitfield

 

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  • flyonthewall

    I wanna go to Bovine University when I grow up!

    • Jimmy3

      You can do whatever you set your mind to, as long as you work hard and stay mootivated.

      • flyonthewall

        I can do it! There’s too much at steak, I will not fail

        • Jimmy3

          Okay. But if you’re in, you’re in. There’s no calf-assing it.

          • Puget Buckeye

            Holy cow! You guys crack me up.

            • chukicita

              They’re really milking it.

        • OOkpik

          If you do, I’ll be heifer ya.

          • flyonthewall

            your udder devotion is touching. Thank you Owly

            • Jimmy3

              Sean Spicer eats bull shit because he actually enjoys the taste.

            • flyonthewall

              Ok…that is a little less subtle than what we’re going for but that’s ok

            • Jimmy3

              I know, but I just saw him on the teevee and I saw red.

            • flyonthewall

              next time just shoot the TV like a normal Elvis

    • stanrogers

      Tuition’s out of this world, and there are no scholarships. You can take the same programs at Cow College a lot cheaper.

    • Taffy Sinclair

      Good for you, Fly! You are not a Grade A moron!! Like your classmate Lisa. Want some tripe??

    • Robert Eckert

      In Ann Arbor (U of Michigan) we refer to Michigan State as “Moo U” (it started as an agricultural college)

  • Davka

    COMPLETELY o/t, but found this really amusing – in an article about white rice of all things:

    “Black beans and whole grains are like Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise: one is sophisticated and decadent, the other is all hype from a weird cult, and the two were never, ever meant to be together.”

    Ha!!!

    • chukicita

      Where I live black beans and white rice are on almost every restaurant menu. Some places still call the dish Moros y cristianos (moors and christians).

      • Davka
        • chukicita

          Whaaaat? What you mean white rice isn’t a whole grain? What is it then, three quarters of a grain? People better not tell me white rice is not a whole grain. I will be on them like white on…

          • Davka

            The things I read on Facebook 😊

          • Taffy Sinclair

            3 quarters of a grain is TYPE 3 !!!!! PTS/SP!!!!

            (isn’t pretending to be insane funny? At least for a minute?)

          • Jimmy3

            White rice is just brown rice with the outer crunchy shell thingies blasted off. And I believe that’s the actual botanical/culinary term for it. Outer crunchy shell thingies.

            • chukicita

              I have zero misunderstood words in that description. You should just explain everything, then I’d never need a dictionary.

            • Jimmy3

              Whenever you need, just let me know. I will also inspect cracks for you if you ever need that too.

            • chukicita

              Just the ones in Scientology’s “science.” No plumbers or anything, promise.

  • Jeffrey Tambor Reflects on Scientology, Transgender Issues in His New Memoir

    “At one point, Tambor turned to the Church of Scientology and took classes for two years. He recalls, “I felt that love, I inhaled it. … I was totally willing to accept Scientology — if it would fix me.” Despite liking the “edginess” of it being frowned upon and being treated to celebrity privileges within the church like private doorways and deluxe classrooms, Tambor left the church abruptly. He did not cut ties after being conned out of thousands of dollars, but when he was pressured to leave his second wife.”
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bookmark/jeffrey-tambor-reflects-scientology-transgender-issues-his-new-memoir-1004101

  • chukicita

    I’d love to see the casting call for Scientology’s big Leah whine fest…”must be able to froth ad hominem attacks against people you used to brag about being friends with on demand.”

    • Feels like a stab in the back. I miss my kids!!!!!

  • Leslie Dean

    these idiots are not telling us anything than what Leah already said about herself……Some people in Scientology are simple minded.

    • Liberated

      Some ??

    • Puget Buckeye

      Realistically, who would go to their site to watch these videos? Scientologists, right? Just like the staged events and inflated membership numbers, these videos seem to be made for those already indoctrinated. Kind of like preaching to the choir, right?

      • Silence of the Clams

        Well, obviously the Tiny Tyrant believes the media will flock to the site and report his ‘fake news’ to the world. Davey will be wrong – yet again, but that’s the way the little psychopath thinks.

  • Jimmy3

    O/T: Bernie Sanders and the Republican Governor of Ohio John Kasich are doing a town hall live on CNN and they’re agreeing with each other and shitting all over Trimp.

    • Jimmy3

      John Kasich. No idea why I said Boehner.

      • Liberated

        Cause you like boners !

        • Jimmy3

          I knew who I was looking at, I was just distracted thinking about boehners

          • Puget Buckeye

            First crack inspection and now boners? You really do make me laugh!

          • Liberated

            Tell me….why are republicans such pussies ?

          • What it is with Republicans and being orange?

    • Silence of the Clams

      way off topic – save it for another blog….

      • Supper Powers

        No. I like it here. It’s informational.

        • Liberated

          Kinda like the Daily Show…informational and funny !

      • Jimmy3

        Nah. This is important right now.

        • Supper Powers

          Thank you. I get lots of my first news here in the Bunker. Preciate ya.

        • FredEX2

          Yep…there’s Watergate…and Clearwater…both surrounded by water…similar things…so Scientology = Politics…see? We are still on ‘topic’.

        • Especially with the parallels between Trump and Hubbard. Those of us who have studied this cult for decades might be fascinated by those parallels and the havoc that has been unleashed in D.C. in the last hundred or so days.

      • Jimmy3

        I do understand the concern of people wishing to stay away from heated political discussion. But this feels like an important moment in American history, and for as long as I’ve been here, we’ve discussed historical, current and pop-culturally relevant events.

        What I don’t understand is the desire to always stay on topic and focus only on Scientology all the time. Especially when it’s an off-day with a light story. Some people seem to want a comment section where it’s only hard-hitting, long-winded comments about how bad Scientology fucks people over. Or to debate the topic and discuss the various levels of how fucking depressing it is. They want to turn this into the Internet’s Clearwater. Let me know if that’s what you want. I’ll take it to another blog.

        But I believe many more people recognize that it’s better than that. That the best way to protest Scientology is to wog out and have fun with it. Not to stoop to their level of eliminating joy, opinions and free expression.

        • Silence of the Clams

          “What I don’t understand is the desire to always stay on topic and focus only on Scientology all the time.”

          Then you miss the point of why this blog is as successful as it is. The beauty of what Tony has worked so hard to create is that the Bunker crosses political lines and focuses on a singular issue….Scientology. Does that delve into the political realm now and then? Yes. But you’ve been around long enough to know that ‘random’ political commentary creates a lot of tension – and unnecessary tension I might add. It moves the focus away from trying to put a stop to this evil cult and turns this blog into just that…another blog.

          You have a multitude of websites and blogs to voice your political opinion and I would urge you to go there and freely express your opinions on that specific topic. Yes, people come here to discuss Scientology. It is what the entire blog and community is built around. It is what has taken years to build and what is actually having an impact. If people here had decided to utilize this platform to ‘freely express’ themselves about ‘whatever’, I doubt we would have Leah’s show, or Mike Rinders Blog or the numerous reports that are starting to make a dent in this evil cult.

          The sophomoric line about turning this into the internets Clearwater only weakens your assertions and downgrades your post into derail status. Like I said, you have thousands upon thousands of other outlets to voice your political opinion and free expression. This blog is about trying to help families and enlighten others about this nightmare cult. If you believe it’s a venue to discuss whatever is exciting you at the moment, you are missing the point by miles.

          • GrangerFX

            There are some strong parallels between T and LRH that can be discussed in a non-political way. The pronouncements. The tantrums. The doing whatever he wants without thinking about the repercussions. The people blinded by his baseless self confidence that fawn over him. The way he tosses them to the wolves whenever he feels it benefits him.

            • And the insight it gives into the strange phenomenon of people who believe a thing (that LRH / Trump are great men) without wishing to be troubled by contrary evidence.

              Both of their careers (and the harm they were/are responsible for) was facilitated by people who fell so hard for the fantasy they presented that they refuse to see it for what it is.

          • madame duran

            Funny, I don’t see Tony getting upset over these political and other off-topic comments “spoiling” his blog. If he can accept/tolerate the occasional stray into these non-Scientology subjects, then I don’t get why you feel the need to be so protective of his “hard work”. Most of the daily conversation here IS about Scientology anyway (or did you miss that part?). Bringing up non-Scientology stuff does not mean Tony’s journalism skills are under-appreciated. The flow of discussion in the Bunker is such that it inevitably–and naturally–goes back to the main focus of Scientology without any intervention from either you or any moderator. Considering the number of people visiting and diverse viewpoints represented among us, it is a miracle that we’ve managed to maintain a great deal of civility overall. Do we always agree or share the same perspective? No. Yet somehow we manage to navigate ourselves and be generally supportive of each other. If you don’t like the political talk, ignore it. Scroll past it. Or, express your two cents on the matter. But please don’t bring up Tony’s name to mask what is essentially your personal beef.

            Next to Ortega’s stellar research, there’s one other important ingredient to this blog’s success that you’ve overlooked: the COMMUNITY. We can all agree (yes, even the OSA spies) that Tony’s detailed reports on the latest Scientology developments keep us glued to this place…but it’s not the only thing. The informative, funny, heart-felt, lively comments and commentators bring just as much energy and interest. Frankly, I look forward to some non-Scientology related stuff when the blog topic gets a bit heavy (i.e. depressing) or boring (e.g. legal blah, blah, blah). If you have any intention of going to HowdyCon and expect it to be like a conference where participants spend most of their time talking seriously about Scientology, you are in for MAJOR disappointment. There will be silliness, drama (Kim O’Brien will lose her keys), drinking, camaraderie, tourist site hopping, and the very distracting Rocky Mountains (ugh! Who has time for that garbage when there are so many people we need to rescue from Scientology?). Don’t bother attending if you can’t handle all that.

            • Silence of the Clams

              Madame, we’ve been down this road many times regarding (specifically) political tangents. And this is a tangent. Had Jimmy made even a tacit connection to LRH or Scientology – I would not have commented. But that’s not what happened. The other posters were decent enough to make those parallels for him. I never asserted Jimmy “spoiled” this blog (not sure why you are quoting something I never said), I asserted his topic of choice was toxic, because it is. And if you have been here for some time, you will know when we go down the political road, stuff gets heated and feelings get hurt and it is completely unnecessary. Jimmy may not be aware of this. You don’t seem to be either.

            • madame duran

              I’ve been here long enough to know that despite the occasional spat (the nastiest ones I’ve witnessed were personal attacks, not political ones), Bunkers learn to move on. Some choose to avoid the topic like the plague, some block/ignore the nuisances, some engage briefly before switching to talk about kittehs/Lego/camera shots/etc., a few (sadly) choose to leave. Regardless of one’s choice, we always resume our focus on Scientology. I choose to stay.

              No, you didn’t say Jimmy spoiled the Bunker but the implication is there. He brings up the “toxic” (your actual word) topic of politics without any connection/comparison to Hubbard’s cult and that bothers you. You wouldn’t voice concern unless you felt Jimmy’s actions would ruin/spoil an otherwise valuable blog. As you’ve already pointed out, other posters were able to make the political-Scientology link to restore some balance in the discussion…yet you want to dwell on what Jimmy said? Oh, OK then.

              You have the choice on how to handle political tangents from here on because, I can promise you, they won’t stop (especially with Trump in office). Learn to skip them over. Don’t be consumed by them. Move on. Things will aright themselves as long as we keep civility in place. Having political news updates on the Bunker may be unnecessary to YOU but not to the ones posting them. Politics, like Scientology, can be controversial and spark a lot of emotional heat but simply DISCUSSING the topic is neither disrespectful nor pointless. It’s how you choose to respond that eases or inflames tension. Trust me, the Bunker is very, very TAME compared to other sites that are geared for political discourse.

              As for me, making pancakes and listening to Duran Duran music solves many problems. At least once a month for beginners. *writes prescription note*

            • Jimmy3

              Everything about Trump is toxic. But you are right, i didn’t make any relevant connection in my post. It was just an offtopic comment about something I was interested in at the moment. And I won’t apologize for that. But I will take into consideration what you’ve said before I post political comments. Because I’m still going to rip on him and his people here.

            • Jimmy3

              And let me just add that most of the people who’ve had their feelings hurt, and left or shied away at the Trump bashing here, are genuine assholes. Genuine. I don’t have a moment’s guilt about them leaving the blog because they can’t handle the truth.

              Can’t handle the truth -> A Few Good Men -> Tom Cruise -> Scientology

            • balletlady

              It has been stated on occasion “There are NO honest Politicians”….that’s why I hate them all!!! Interesting to hear BOTH sides of the story, I don’t mind the political comments at all.

        • FredEX2

          Here Jimmy, …we can help Silence of the Clams stay on topic…just ask him to go research how many degrees of separation is Trump from Scientology?

    • Puget Buckeye

      I’m waiting for John McCain to turn on him.

      • Liberated

        He did today.

      • Supper Powers

        They turned on him as a group.

      • MarcabExpat

        John McCain already done gone and said the “W” word.

        • Puget Buckeye

          W?

          • Liberated

            Watergate

            • Shivani33

              Watergate, Waterloo, Waterworld, wimpeach, wemove wretch from offwice.

            • Liberated

              Gimme an I
              Gimme an M
              Gimme a P ….Gimme an IMPEACH !

              Dan Savage has a great website and sells hats and pins etc. ITMFA..
              Impeach The Mother Fucker Already…!

            • Puget Buckeye

              I’ve heard a lot of comparisons made between Trump and Nixon. Especially after Trump made the comment about Comey better hope there were no tapes of their conversation about Flynn. But if Trump did indeed ask Comey to “back off”, that’s obstruction of justice. And I believe that’s what got Nixon in trouble. He tried to get a few people to look the other way, we had the Saturday Massacre (Or something like that). Huge difference here (for me) Nixon was domestic-campaign funds and such and Trump is playing in the big dog park, terrorist threats and such. No wonder both sides of the aisle are speaking up.

            • Liberated

              Obstruction of justice was the first part of Nixon’s downfall. It’s playing out before our eyes.

            • Puget Buckeye

              And with the 24/7 news cycle, twitter, terrorists, CNN, the internet, and me being old enough to actually understand what’s going on…..Oy vey! I actually look forward to the banter between Fly and Jimmy! A welcome distraction.

            • Liberated

              We all do.

            • mandymarie20

              Tapes would not surprise me. In Nixon’s day, that was definitely explosive. Today, it shouldn’t be surprising. Just look at all the cameras and way we every day people are taped in buildings, airports and events, on the phone with businesses, recorded by family and friends, everything put up on the Internet. I would be more surprised if White House stuff wasn’t taped, for security concerns alone.

            • Puget Buckeye

              I think that taping in the White House goes way back. Like to FDR. For various reasons. But I think that Nixon and the tapes, brought it to the fore and was ultimately his undoing. But for a president to make veiled threats about someone “hoping there aren’t tapes” ….well there just is no justifying that kind of behavior from an adult in public service let alone a president. Shameful and childish.

            • mandymarie20

              Definitely should not be threatening tapes. Trying to blackmail public servants is unacceptable. They need to stop playing games and grow up.

            • FredEX2

              This is historical.

        • Prim

          They should be saying the R word or even better the I word, impeach and resign.

      • mandymarie20

        McCain wasn’t on board to begin with. Trump said horrible things to him during the primaries – especially about his service – which were unforgivable. McCain’s daughter has said he reluctantly works with him, but is not personally forgiven..

        • Puget Buckeye

          I remember that. Didn’t Trump say something like McCain wasn’t much of a soldier/war hero because he got captured? And real soldiers don’t get captured? That left me gob smacked. I could not believe anyone actually said that. Especially a presidential candidate.

          • mandymarie20

            That’s exactly what he said. Disgusting. Whatever people think about John McCain as a Senator, his service was admirable. And he volunteered to stay in a prison so his brothers in arms could leave first. He has debilitating pain from it and can’t use his limbs properly to this day. I don’t think many people would have that in them.

    • Observer

      I cannot stop laughing at “Trimp.”

    • Puget Buckeye

      Okay, you made me switch channels and I’m glad I did. Thank you. I never thought I see Kasich and Sanders agreeing like this.

    • FredEX2

      Wow. The world has shifted on its axis for certain.

    • mandymarie20

      This is not new. Kasich has always hated Trump. It’s why he didn’t attend the Republican Convention even though his state hosted it or endorse him. Trump ridiculed Kasich all during the campaign and never apologized, and Kasich refuses to turn the other cheek. They really personally hate each other. If Kasich praised him I would think hell froze over.

    • flyonthewall

      scat?? Gross

  • This blog is rude. Rude comments too.

  • WhiteCentauress

    I can think of several “insane” in Scientology, and as always Dave is #1.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b338e97cd4024020906ce38b4c562ac0a7715c48e4a2a14c28e04c3c923c5d5f.jpg

    • Shivani33

      Oh my goodness! Those forehead numbers look a lot lIke the Manson family tattoos. And yes, I saw them with my own eyes when I was a teenager. My (future) father-in-law worked right next to the downtown L.A. County Courthouse, and we’d meet him often to go out to lunch. Manson family members used to sit outside the Courthouse and show off all day during the Manson indictments/trials. When I saw and heard them, they sported new, scabbed third eye swastika tattoos to show their solidarity with Manson and the other murderers, who tattooed themselves in that manner while in jail.

      It was one of the most chilling things I’ve ever seen. Those Manson followers and hangers-on acted as though they were possessed and proud of it. Eventually they were forced to stop their antics in front of the Courthouse. God, I hope when Dave pops that he only harms himself. He’s done more than enough damage already. He is very creepy.

      • Liberated

        Wow…what a story!

  • Mrs. B ( noseinabk)

    Willow Bellotti. I’ve snooped on her Facebook for years and see that she is waiting to offload the last of her 3 sons to the SO if she hasn’t already. 3 beautiful boys this woman has handed over to the SO so she can up her stats.

    Hey Willow, if the sea org is so great why do none of the celebs kids serve? How dare you disparage a parent like Leah who is now safe from giving her daughter over to serving celebs and being told that cos is more important than family. Good luck on those kr’s those kids submit. I hope you get sec checked into oblivion.

    • Liberated

      She gave up her kids to SO..?
      I didn’t like her before …now I can’t stand her.
      I’ve always said, why aren’t Krusty’s kids in the cadet org. why aren’t the Cruise kids in the sea org ?
      Give up her children so she can make money, she makes me sick.

      • Mrs. B ( noseinabk)

        It’s all out there on her fb page. She and her husband see those kids joining SO as achievement.

        She sold her kids slavery and is glad to be rid of them so she can move up the bridge unencumbered.

    • outraged

      So depressing. Someone needs to call The Department of Family Services.
      This is child abuse, pure and evil.

  • Gus Cox

    These vids are embarrassing. I mean, they are really silly and stupid. Miscavige really has no clue about the world outside the stupid Sea Org. Amazing.

  • TexasBroad

    OT. Have missed a lot lately…enjoying a sister visit and saying a slow painful goodbye to a friend who died of cancer earlier this week. A Purple Heart Marine. A Vietnam vet. A husband and and a dad and a complicated, valued friend. We bury him tomorrow. I wish I had some certainty that his spirit goes on, or that he’s cracking jokes in heaven with loved ones passed already, but I will just keep him in my heart. That I can be sure of.
    The dead-agenting on Leah was embarrassing and pathetically lame and in its lameness, reveals a fear of BEING sued, which is so satisfying!
    JeFrey Augustine’s and Brandon’s interview was informative and delicious.
    I’m looking forward to Leah A2 and the big voices of the 2ndGen.
    I’m counting the days to HowdyCon. Be warned…I’m a hugger.

    • EmmaDaoust

      Hugs on the loss of your friend, Texas. Our people do live on in our hearts.

      • TexasBroad

        ♡ thank you for hugs. And yes, they sure do.

    • A lovely tribute. Love and strength to you and your friends. Looking forward to lots of mile-high hugging next month.

      • TexasBroad

        Thank you and me too!

    • Newiga

      I’m so sorry for your loss. T_T I know the pain and heart-ache of losing a friend. Sending warm thoughts your way. X

      • TexasBroad

        Thank you!

    • OOkpik

      Warm thoughts to you and your beloved friend’s family. Sending cyber ((Hugs)) your way.

      • TexasBroad

        Thanks OOkpik . Hugs bsck.

    • Robert Eckert

      He’d probably rather be in your heart and the hearts of his other loved ones.

  • TheMirrorThetan

    Thanks for a great podcast, Jeff and Brandon.

  • OOkpik

    4+ hours and still quiet. *sigh*
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/595f4b3edbf8d327697d374085264c88c7e2ee48e20cdf1504ebf86422ae9bcb.jpg Remember when…never mind. New post in a few minutes. 8)

  • Newiga
  • mike hanken

    Isn’t Leah’s rudeness (iyo), in-your-face,, bullsh*t-calling, etc., attitude what we love about her most?

  • mike hanken

    Am I the only one that hopes something awful happens to DM?

    • Anonymouse

      Probably not.

  • Verve

    I misread the title as “Scientology says she’s nude.”
    That is all I have to say on the subject.