Oklahoma Senator Caught In Hotel Room With Underage Boy (Patheos.com link): Family Values: Christian conservative and Republican state Senator Ralph Shortey was busted with an underage boy in his hotel room; police recommend 3 prostitution-related charges.
Senator Shortey, a member of Donald Trump’s leadership team in Oklahoma, will be charged with soliciting prostitution of a minor, prostitution within 1000 feet of a church, and transporting for the purpose of prostitution, according to a report filed by KOCO News.
Shortey was found with a teenage boy in a motel in the town of Moore on the night of March 9, after an anonymous tip was made to police requesting for a welfare check on the hotel room. Lt. Kyle Dudley told NewsOK.com:
On March 9 … officers of the Moore Police Department were contacted in reference to a welfare check at a local hotel. Responding officers found a juvenile male in a hotel room which was also occupied by an adult male. The circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation and no additional information can be released at this time.
Shortey, 35, represents Oklahoma City. Elected in 2010, the senator is a prominent Christian conservative in Oklahoma politics, known for being a birther, and a Trump supporter.
Raw Story reports Shortey was the state chair of President Donald Trump’s campaign during the primary elections.
According to reports, Shortey “attended Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City in preparation for mission work in Uganda,” before beginning his political career.
Before being busted with an underage boy in his hotel room, the anti-abortion, Christian conservative made national news in 2012 when he proposed a bill that would ban human fetuses from being used in food.
Commenting on the current situation, State Democratic Chairman Mark Hammons has called for Shortey to suspend himself. In a statement Hammons said:
While a final resolution should await completion of the police investigation, Sen. Ralph Shortey owes it to his constituents and all taxpayers to suspend himself from all official activities. This is far too embarrassing to have him speak, vote or represent Oklahoma on any issue.
Bottom line: Nothing says “conservative Christian Republican family values” like a state senator caught in a hotel room with an underage boy.
Only 24% of Voters Support GOP Health Care Plan (PublicPolicyPolling.com link): PPP's newest national poll finds that there is very little support for the American Health Care Act. Only 24% of voters support it, to 49% who are opposed. Even among Republican voters only 37% are in favor of the proposal to 22% who are against it, and 41% who aren't sure one way or another. Democrats (15/71) and Independents (22/49) are more unified in their opposition to the bill than Republicans are in favor of it.
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) continues to post some of the best numbers it's ever seen, with 47% of voters in favor of it to 39% who are opposed. When voters are asked whether they'd have rather have the Affordable Care Act or the American Health Care Act in place, the Affordable Care Act wins by 20 points at 49/29. Just 32% of voters think the best path forward with the Affordable Care Act is to repeal it and start over, while 63% think it would be better to keep what works in it and fix what doesn't.
63% of voters now support an independent investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 Presidential election, to only 28% opposed to one. On a related note, 60% of voters think Russia wanted Donald Trump to win last year's election to only 16% who think it wanted Clinton to win. Among Trump voters though, 30% think Russia wanted Clinton to win the election to 28% who grant it wanted Trump to be victorious.
Trump continues to lose out in his fights with the media. Voters say that the New York Times has more credibility than him, 53/35, and that CNN has more credibility than him, 53/37.
A far cry from his actual campaign rallies in which, for example, a supposed 35,000 people showed up in Mobile, Alabama, President Trump couldn’t even fill up the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, with a capacity of just over 9,000. That should speak scores of Trump’s effectiveness as President, which comes just on the heels of Fox News’ latest poll showing his approval rating at an abysmal 43%, a drop of five points in the last month.
At his rally, per usual, Trump driveled on about building his big, beautiful wall (of which only 38% of Americans approve), the “fake” news media (unless we’re talking about Breitbart, the Gateway Pundit, the Conservative Treehouse, the Political Insider—dear God, let’s stop there), and his revised travel ban (already blocked by a federal judge).
He also basked in a moment of nostalgia as his dwindling audience tried to unearth their preferred call to action—the “lock her up” chant. As a friendly reminder, we’re talking about jailing a political rival, which just about tips the scales in terms of being un-American. Then again, what should we expect from the Kremlin’s puppet?
Trump Just Announced Plan To End ‘Meals On Wheels’ For Seniors (OccupyDemocrats.com link): Throughout his campaign for president and since his election, Donald Trump has promised to reduce the size of government, cut taxes, eliminate regulations and slash numerous social programs, even as he boosts defense spending by billions.
His recently released budget proposal makes it clear he’s going to follow through on those threats.
One popular program facing elimination is “Meals On Wheels,” which uses federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to mobilize volunteers, businesses and donors to provide nutrition to thousands of senior citizens on a daily basis. It supports over 5,000 community-based organizations across America, reaching people in both urban and rural areas.
The money for Meals On Wheels is part of the Older American Act, first passed in 1965 as part of LBJ’s Great Society, and endorsed by every president until Trump. The total cost, which includes other programs, is about $2 billion a year, which is less than the government hands out in fossil fuel subsidies every year.
Meals On Wheels alone costs about $3 million a year, which is the cost of just one trip to Trump’s “winter White House.”
Wallnau said that he began listening to Yiannopoulos in the wake of the controversy regarding his comments condoning pederasty and found him to be a brave truth-teller who “is exposing the tyranny and fascist spirit behind the progressive left.” Yiannopoulos is like “a prophetic fencer just scoring point after point,” Wallnau said, which is why the left is out to destroy him.
But the left will not destroy him, Wallnau predicted, because Yiannopoulos is going to undergo a radical religious conversion and lead an army of millennial prophets who will take on the left.
“I’m claiming Milo in the name of Jesus for the Kingdom of God,” Wallnau declared. “Just like [Donald] Trump was an unlikely candidate for us as a deliverer in the presidency … God hid himself in Trump, I think God is hiding himself in Milo and I’m calling him out in Jesus’ name to salvation.”
“Red rover, red rover, call Milo over,” he continued. “The church doesn’t want people like him, but God wants him in the church. Father, we call for Milo in Jesus’ name. We call, Lord, that You will break every cycle of destruction, every spirit that is assigned to him to destroy, distort, to wound and to lock him up. We pray for shafts of light to come from heaven into his heart, divine encounters with the Gospel in unique and unusual ways, we pray for Jesus to be made manifest in his dreams.”
Wallnau said that Yiannopoulos will be part of an “army of millennial young prophets who will expose the enemy” and prophesied that “Milo is going to be doing campus revivals in the future.”
Mod: Perhaps Wallnut will prophecy a Reverend Ralph Shortey in our future as well?