Speaking of child molesters … this week former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will plead guilty to charges that he possessed child pornography and had sex with at least 14 underage girls.
Now, pleading guilty without so much as a trial makes it appear that the case could have been much worse, because with his plea comes a sentence of 5 to 12 years in federal prison, with it appearing the sentence will lean more toward twelve and not five.
I hope it twelve, fully, and all the way.
So, while we’re on a role with horrible people: In Texas, Hood County Clerk Katie Lang just cost the taxpayers in her county some $44,000.00 because of her “religious freedom.”
Both Lang and Hood County were the subjects of a federal lawsuit filed by Joe Stapleton and Jim Cato after Lang refused to issue the couple a marriage license. The lawsuit was recently settled by Hood County, which will have to pay Stapleton’s and Cato’s legal fees, amounting to $43,872.10.
The county commissioners voted to take this action “to save [Lang] from dealing with the additional expense and significant financial exposure her actions caused the taxpayers of her county.”
I think since it was Katie Lang — and it isn’t lost on me that her name sounds like kd lang — who cost the county so much money for her personal beliefs, she should pay the $44,000.00. Why burden anyone else in the county because of her region-based hatred?
So, I follow cartoonist Nick Anderson on Facebook and use some of his political cartoons on my Sunday post.
I had no idea he was such a hunk, though.
Savvy, smart, artistic, hunky? Yes, please.