Donate

This might explain The Great And Powerful Trixie's distrust of wheels.


A top fundraiser for Sen. John McCain was arrested Tuesday in a Phoenix meth lab bust -- or at least, according to the very careful phrasing in the Arizona Republic, Emily Pitha is a "woman listed as the RSVP contact for U.S. Sen. John McCain's re-election fundraisers." So maybe she didn't actually handle any campaign cash with her meth-stained hands, she just confirmed reservations. So, tell us more about what, as they say in the parlance of the underworld, "went down"!

A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman said authorities were first alerted to possible drug activity at Pitha's Phoenix home by a parcel in transit from the Netherlands containing over 250 grams of MDMA -- raw ecstasy. Detective Doug Matteson, the MCSO spokesman, said Pitha's boyfriend, 36-year-old Christopher Hustrulid, signed for the package when it arrived at their doorstep Tuesday afternoon.

Detectives executing a search warrant at the home discovered an active meth lab, along with unspecified quantities of LSD, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, about $7,000 in loose currency, and counterfeit money, according to Matteson. A separate building on the property was found to have a hidden room that was to be used as a marijuana-grow facility, he said.

Isn't it a shame when "raw ecstasy" turns out to be something other than a line from a romance novel? There's not a heck of a lot of connection to McCain, unfortunately, which would have made for a much funner story, and maybe explained the old crank's mood swings.

The McCain campaign issued an anodyne press statement commending the hard work and dedication of the blah-blah yadda yadda in keeping the streets safe from so on and so forth, and said the campaign had "immediately terminated any relationship with Ms. Pitha upon learning of her alleged involvement in the operation.” Look Ma, clean hands!

Pitha and the mellifluously named Hustrulid were charged with all the drug violations you can think of, and may face additional charges of child endangerment because there were two children, aged 5 and 10, living in the home, which is terrible. MCSO spokesman Matteson, perhaps engaging in a bit of hyperbole, said the kids "had easy access to all of (the) drugs and materials, even the bomb-making materials that were located in the back with the meth lab." Not that Pitha and Hustrulid were making bombs, as far as we can tell -- but the Phoenix PD bomb squad was brought in to dispose of "volatile materials used in the meth-making process," so maybe that justifies calling the deadly chemicals "bomb-making materials." Yes, we nitpick, but it's annoying to see a law enforcement spokesman talking about bombs when there weren't any charges of making bombs, dagnabbit. A meth lab isn't awful enough?

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who Donald Trump will remind you five times a day has endorsed Donald Trump, also played up the not-quite-bombs in a Tweet taking credit for the bust.

"My Det's seized large drug shipment from Europe,2 arrests,meth lab, xplosive material, many drugs involved,” he wrote.

As of press time, no attempts have been made to ascertain whether there are any half-dead drug lords tied up in the basement of any of John McCain's several homes, however many he has. McCain's Democratic opponent, Ann Kirkpatrick, who is virtually tied in the polls with the incumbent senator, had no comment on the incident, but we bet she at least giggled a little.

[Arizona Republic / Daily Beast / Phoenix New Times]

Doktor Zoom

Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.

$
Donate with CC
'Bella" by Wonkette Operative 'IdiokraticSubpoenaKommissar'

Sunday already, which means a substantial portion of US America is preparing to be astonished/heartbroken/outraged by the series finale of that show with the dragons, while another portion is just going to stay off Twitter for three days because nothing will make any sense. Yr Dok Zoom tends to come very late to trendy things, so get ready for our own thoughts on the gamy thrones show sometime in about 2023, or never. But we'd be glad to tell you just how much we enjoy the brilliance and humanity of the Cartoon Network series "Steven Universe," which debuted in 2013 and we started bingeing on the Hulu last month, late again.

Hell, we still want to talk about that one Mrs Landingham episode of "The West Wing," which we first watched years after it aired (We finally bought our new used car yesterday, and know one thing: don't drive over to the White House to show it off to President Bartlet). We might even get around to reading Infinite Jest someday. We hear it has something to do with a superhero team and a guy named Thanos. So hey, let's talk about culture and missing out and patching together some knowledge of what's happening anyway.

Keep reading... Show less
$
Donate with CC
Get Me Roger Stone

Roger Stone, his wife would like you to know, is broke. And he is not dealing with it well. Once in khaki suits, gee, he looked swell, full of that yankee-doodle-dee-dum, but now no one calls him Al anymore and he has to stand on a street corner singing "Brother Can You Spare A Dime?"

Yesterday, the conservative but also kind of Never Trumper site The Bulwark revealed the details of a grifty "fundraising" plea sent out by Stone's wife Nydia, begging supporters to give money to the Stones in order to help them keep up the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed.

It was titled "I am embarrassed to write this."

"Dear Friend," begins the missive. "My husband and I have an urgent new problem and we need your help. I told my husband I was going to write you, one of his most valued supporters. I am embarrassed to write this, but I must."

"Mrs. Roger Stone" tells a tale of woe: FBI agents swooping in on them at the crack of dawn to arrest her husband, a subsequent "fake news" feeding frenzy causing friends and fans to abandon the Stones.

"He laid off all our consultants, contractors and employees, and we have 'pulled in our belts' like so many Americans in 'tight times,'" she wrote, sounding for all the world like a plucky working-class patriot, not the wife of a man who made and lost his fortune lying in the service of power.

She should have been more embarrassed.

Keep reading... Show less
$
Donate with CC
Donate

How often would you like to donate?

Select an amount (USD)

Newsletter

©2018 by Commie Girl Industries, Inc