1. Gary Bauer is quite the grifter. Multiple PACs and committees and super-PACs, all raising money spent largely on compensation for Gary Bauer. The holy hustle is a lucrative scam.
2. The guy who beat Gary Bauer to win the Republican nomination in 1988 said he wanted “A kinder, gentler America.” Here he is making that more of a reality.
3. Earlier this month we looked at a post at Two Friars and a Fool suggesting texts they would add to the biblical canon. Here’s their follow-up: “3 passages we would CUT from the canon.” They’re unanimous: Jude. I second the motion (retroactively, I suppose, since we talked about swapping out Jude for “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” here back in January).
4. With Chester County still reeling from the scandal involving Coatesville’s athletic director, I’m encouraged to read this story: “Faced with reports that members of his team were cyber-bullying a fellow student, a Roosevelt, Utah high school football coach suspended the entire squad, not letting them reform until they agreed to an extensive set of conditions.”5. Is this some kind of joke?
6. Alternative theory: Gary Bauer isn’t really the shameless grifter he appears to be. He’s actually running a complicated double-agent Robin Hood scam, raising millions from right-wing gazillionaires and then secretly funneling most of that money to groups helping the poor, the outcast and the underdog. Unlikely, but it would explain why he spends so little on effective politics and why so much of what he says is feckless, inane and detrimental to his purported cause.
7. Speaking of grifters and the holy hustle …: “SEC accuses Left Behind developer of ‘revenue inflation.’”
The United States Security and Exchange Commission charged the founder of Left Behind Games and a friend for “falsely” inflating the company’s revenue by 1,300 percent during a one-year period, according to a press release from the SEC.
According to the SEC, Left Behind Games CEO and CFO Troy Lyndon issued “almost two billion shares of stock” to Ronald Zaucha for “consulting services.”
“The true purpose of the arrangement was to enable Zaucha to sell millions of unregistered shares of Left Behind Games stock into the market and then kick back a portion of his stock proceeds to the company in order to prop up its revenue at a time when it was in dire need of additional funds,” the SEC claims.