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Florida: The Creepy State

Posted on | July 28, 2012 | 13 Comments

Shaped like a flaccid penis, this geographical appendage has apparently become the receptable of all perverse weirdness on the East Coast.

Exhibit A — The Creepy Puppeteer:

A Florida puppeteer known for community involvement was arrested and charged with conspiring to kidnap a child and possession of child pornography, according to a criminal complaint filed in a federal court in Tampa court on Friday.
A day earlier, federal and local agents arrested Ronald William Brown, 57, after uncovering graphic Internet chats in which he talked about abducting, murdering and cannibalizing children, referring specifically to his interest in a boy attending his church, the complaint says.
In a search of Brown’s computer investigators came across pornographic images of children, including some of boys in bondage and others in which the subject appears to be dead, according to the 29-page complaint.
Brown, who lived alone in the Whispering Pines mobile home park in Largo, had ties to many organizations in the Tampa Bay area, including the Gulf Coast Church, the Pinellas County School District, the Christian Television Network, the city of Largo, and Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, the Tampa Bay Times reported. All said Brown had been hired or volunteered as a performer, instructor or mentor, according to the report.

Exhibit B — The Creepy Cop:

A South Florida police captain has been arrested on charges that he forced a  15-year-old girl to disrobe so he could check whether she was having sex.
Broward County prosecutors say 46-year-old Miramar police Capt. Juan De Los  Rios is facing two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct by an adult against a  minor. Each count carries a potential 15-year prison sentence.
Authorities say De Los Rios encountered the girl and a 19-year-old man in the  back seat of a car. The two told him they were just talking and not having sex.  But prosecutors say De Los Rios told the girl to take off her clothes so he  could make sure.

Are these extreme examples? Perhaps, but about what you’d expect from a place that put creepy Jim Greer in charge of the state GOP.

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  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Florida is sort of creepy.  We need to win that state to beat Obama.  

  • mike3e4r7

    Two examples of creepy behavior.  No doubt.  I guess the whole state of Florida must be creepy then, just like the whole state of Colorado is a state of mass murderers.  In California, half of them are mass murderers (remember the Manson family) and the other half are just creepy (just cruise Hollywood Blvd. for proof).  Thank god we have 47 more states … well, make that 46, I forgot about Oklahoma where they all blow up federal buildings, and then there’s Texas where – well you get my point hopefully.      

  • http://profiles.google.com/exxo03 richard mcenroe

    This Jim Greer fellow is liable to be found in bed with Rich Bondi one day….

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  • PaulLemmen

    I live in the Tampa area, actually only a few miles from Whispering Pines mobile home park in Largo. Mr. Brown is not the creepiest of folks, there are lots of other even creepier. The warm weather draws them, the lack of an appreciable hurricane in six years is the reason for their over-population now. In the past, hurricanes washed the human detritus away (perhaps to California where they get really weird and creepy). A neighbor three doors down dines out of dumpsters and shaves his cat and there is a 60’s plus individual (I cannot tell if it is female or male) that sleeps in a junker across the road in a vacant field. The creepy part is this person dresses in multiple layers of clothing always topped off with a winter coat, even when temps are in the upper 90’s, spends all day rummaging through dumpsters for treasures to affix the junker. I also suspect it shoplifts spray paint from the local dollar store at it is always spray painting the doo-dads it finds even after attaching them. But not one Obama bumper-sticker, so it cannot be all bad, just creepy …

  • Okraindrop

    Stacy, I’ve been living in Tampa for 6 years now. Both my wife and I agree that Florida seems to attract the weirdest of people and I see many stories make it to the Drudge Report. Casey Anthony in point

  • JeffS

    Stacy, I’m guessing that if you ever move to Florida, it’ll be when you are so old, you’ll be able to relate easily to a flaccid penis.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Reminds me of an old, B. Kliban cartoon titled, “Map Filth.”

    Also, read any book by Carl Hiassen (yeah, he probably voted for Obama).  His entire stock in trade is covering the wierd parts of Florida.

  • MarlaHughes

    As a native Floridian (6 generations) I’m so offended by this from one of my favorite bloggers that I can’t even put it into words properly.
    It’s so offensive in so many ways as to…….. never mind.
    I won’t say you’ve lost a fan, because you do make sense most of the time, but you’ve sure lost a lot of my respect.

  • http://2012.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

     It’s 57 more states. Obama said so, so it must be true.

  • http://2012.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

    Find some of Tim Dorsey’s novels; his entire premise is that Florida is a vortex of Weird.

    One called (IIRC) “Hammerhead Ranch Motel” is set in the Tampa area. Others touch base there, but the later ones seem to gravitate toward Miami.

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Calm down.  You have to understand that for Stacy this is personal – a Matter Of Honor, as it were – because it was Florida that screwed-up the whole Primary schedule and forced him to leave his family during the Christmas Holidays.

  • MarlaHughes

    Don’t care. Still like Stacy, but that was uncalled for. I’m not backing down. No excuses. That’s not the way a conservative behaves. Either the article nor the excuse. 
    Oh, anyone who doesn’t want Florida, either to visit or to have their back in any election feel free to keep dissing us.