Thursday, September 20, 2007

Florida Roundup

I just want to say, for the record, that getting your wisdom teeth pulled sucks and getting sick at the same time sucks even more. To make matters worse, I have to go back and do it all over again. See, they only pulled the ones on my right side. It is probably for the best as I can only imagine the misery that would've befallen me had I decided to have them all pulled at the same time.

Now, onto some news you may actually care about:

Now this is sick

Republican Federal Prosecutor, John David R. Atchison, from Gulf Breeze Florida was arrested for intent to have sex with a minor - a 5 year old girl. From Click On Detroit News:

According to authorities, Atchison made contact with a detective working undercover for the Macomb County Sheriff's department's.

The detective, acting as the child's mother, allegedly arranged a sexual encounter between Atchison and her 5-year-old daughter, police said.

In deposition, detectives said Atchison suggested the mother tell her daughter that "you found her a sweet boyfriend who will bring her presents."

The undercover detective expressed concern about physical injury to the 5-year-old girl as a result of the sexual activity. Detectives said Atchison responded, "I am always gentle and loving; not to worry, no damage ever, no rough stuff ever. I only like it soft and nice."

The undercover detective asked how Atchison can be certain of no injury. He responded, "Just gotta go slow and very easy. I've done it plenty," according to detectives.

To check out the criminal complaint, the indictment as well as a series of diaries on Daily Kos see ca democrat's post Republican Federal Prosecutor Sought Sex With 5 Year Old Girl.

In other news:

vrej over on Praxis continues to cover what's going on with PIP Politics

Over at Tampabay Blue they're covering the selection of a new Education Commissioner with Finalists for FL Education Commissioner Include Intelligent Design Advocate, Yecke

And congratulations goes out to Representative Tom Feeney - you've made CREW's list of the Most Corrupt Members of Congress for the second year in a row! Your constituents in Brevard, Orange, Seminole, and Volusia Counties must be so proud.


Larry Thorson said...

Having had wisdom teeth out at age 19, I can report from age 66 that the memory lasts a long time. Hope you're feeling well soon.

As to the sick crime, I spent some time browsing thru the comments on DKos and got sick at all the punishments we liberals imagined for him despite our devotion to the constitution and its ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Pretty sick all around, I'd say.