Closing Thought–27Feb18

Holy Crap!

The last couple of years have been awash with scandals and most of them are of a sexual type….I realize that these things are nothing new just they seem to be more prevalent than in the past….it seems that they are an almost daily occurrence….

Just last week there were a few that involved a governor and a mayor…..

A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney’s office said Thursday. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner launched an investigation in January after Greitens admitted to an affair with his St. Louis hairdresser that began in March 2015. He was elected governor in November 2016. Gardner declined comment beyond a brief news release, but spokeswoman Susan Ryan confirmed the indictment stemmed from a photo Greitens allegedly took of the woman, the AP reports. Greitens was taken into custody in St. Louis and released on his own recognizance, Ryan said.

The indictment states that on March 21, 2015, Greitens photographed a woman identified only by her initials “in a state of full or partial nudity” without her knowledge or consent. The indictment said Greitens “transmitted the image contained in the photograph in a manner that allowed access to that image via a computer.” The woman told her husband, who was secretly taping the conversation, that Greitens took the compromising photo of her at his home and threatened to use it as blackmail if she spoke about the affair. A news release from Gardner says it is a felony if a person transmits an image “in a manner that allows access to that image via a computer.” Greitens has repeatedly denied blackmailing the woman, but has repeatedly refused to answer questions about whether he took a photo.

Then there is the mayor………

Investigators in Tennessee say nude photos recovered from a former police officer’s phone could be evidence of two crimes—or possibly three, since Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says if the photos are of her, they were taken without her consent. In an affidavit, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says photos from former Sgt. Rob Forrest’s phone show that an extramarital affair he had with the mayor happened while he was on duty as her bodyguard, the Tennessean reports. The photos were allegedly taken during times Forrest claimed overtime pay on two trips to Washington, DC, with Barry. The affidavit cites possible misconduct of public officials and “theft of property,” which legal experts believe refers to the overtime pay Forrest claimed. Barry, who is married, admitted the affair last month but said she wouldn’t step down.

The TBI says Forrest’s phone has also yielded evidence of 260 deleted chats between him and the mayor. Records show the TBI has seized the mayor’s phone, but she has refused to unlock it. Barry tells WSMV that she was “furious” when she learned about the photos. “If they exist, they were taken without my knowledge and without my consent. It didn’t show that I have done anything wrong or criminal and, in fact, if anything was wrongly done, it was done to me personally,” she says. The mayor says she told the TBI they could look at anything from her phone that related to the investigation, but they wanted everything between “me and my mom and my husband and my son and my attorney and that just didn’t feel right.”

This type of story is too common now for it to be news….just a couple of decades ago when the president got a BJ and you would think that the republic was doomed……now these types of stories are a yawn at best.

On that note….I am off to kick back and relax with a beer and some fried chicken….see you guys tomorrow….chuq

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18 thoughts on “Closing Thought–27Feb18

  1. Nothing new about sex scandals. Men want sex, and some women are happy to comply. It hasn’t changed since the time of the Ancient Greeks. Only the technology improves…
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. They are all worthless tools of corporations and deep pockets…none and I mean none have had the best interest at heart for a couple of decades….chuq

      2. Actually they are all figureheads kept in place by the Intelligence Agencies (the intelligence agencies are the true government now and have been ever since 1964) and the figureheads are kept there to appease the people (“The”) People who are totally unaware that their constitutional form of government no longer exists.

  2. Yup, this is the world that we now live in. Cameras, hidden recording devices and other spy-gear are everywhere. All so the owners of said devices can get-off, get revenge, get rich via blackmail and get everyone more paranoid. It’s all about getting-one-over on somebody else. And some people keep insisting we’re better off because of the elimination of privacy. Probably the people selling this shit.

    As for sex scandals…as long as its consensual and none of the parties involved are spies, I really couldn’t give less of a fuck. That said, I did get a hell of a laugh when the local news reported my Mayor was banging the Deputy Mayor (from opposing parties) right there on the damn Council meeting table! It did explain why she mysteriously changed a couple of her votes to match his.

    Somebody invent a damn time machine, so I can get the fuck outta The New Millennium.

      1. Smokin’ blunts, playing video games and fucking the nearest warm slab of meat they can find on the Webpipes is all any anybody under 30 60 cares about anymore.

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