April 19, 2012
There is really not a reason that I can grip on. Pay what you owe.
This Daily News story is not a story about prostitution. Okay, this is a story about prostitution, but not the reasons that you think. I am pro-choice. If a woman (or a man) wants to sell a commodity (their body) to a buyer (john, or trick) at an agreed upon price, that is just capitalism. I know that people will use the child sex slave scandals as a reason to disagree with prostitution, but incorrect usage is not a reason to deny…in theory consenting males and females should be able to enter into an agreement.
Sex is one of the biggest weapons anyone can utilize. How many of you have done something to get into the sheets? How many of us have done something like faked interest in something as an entry to starting a relationship? Yes, some relationships, that are strong, are built on an initial lie. Even for the people of ChristianMingle.com, who just happen to bombard the ESPN airwaves with their commercials.
Really, pay what you owe…
CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA – The Daily News published the first photos of the Colombian call girl whose encounter with a cheapskate Secret Service agent set off the agency’s worst sex scandal.
Dania Suarez, the 24-year-old single mom of a 9-year-old son, has gone into hiding as the scandal mushrooms, according to neighbors.
A friend stopped by late Wednesday to pick up her dog, a pug named Valentino, they said.
Suarez, originally from the island of San Andres, is a quiet tenant who rents a small apartment in a hacienda-style home for about $600 a month, neighbors said.
They often saw her go out late and come home at dawn, dangling her high heels in her hand.
“She never told us what she did for a living but it was obvious,” said Maria Quintero, 31, who lives on the first floor of the three story white building.
“She was home all day and left late at night looking very nice,” Quintero said.
So, they knew what she did, but it was not a problem for them. All seemingly agreed that she was a good mother, which must be hard, if you are having a kid at fifteen.
“I asked her if she worked, she said no. I asked her if her boyfriend helped her, she said no. Then it hit me.”
Another neighbor, Maria Estela Cubides, 45, said Suarez seemed to have a glamorous life out on the town, but kept to herself at home.
“She always left late at night. She traveled a lot, to fancy destinations,” Cubides said. “She never brought guys home. She kept to herself. I’m surprised she did all that noise to get her money. She’s not that kind of person.”
Another neighbor, Dona Betty, said Suarez told people she was a dancer.
“She showed up early in the morning, with her heels on her hands,” she said. “We suspected, but she keeps to herself. She is a good mother.”
Here is where the problem lies. Prostitution is legal in Columbia, it is a business transaction. PAY WHAT YOU OWE!
Prostitution is legal in Colombia, and escorts, hookers and streetwalkers crowd the streets of the tourist districts.
Suarez has said she was a “high class” escort who made $800 – 1.4 million pesos – a night to dress well and provide sparkling company as well as have sex.
The average Colombian household earns $287 a month.
Eleven Secret Service agents and nine military servicemen are under investigation for hiring 20 or 21 hookers in Cartagena last week when they were supposed to be preparing for President Obama’s April 13 arrival at a regional summit.
Suarez was one of the girls brought back to the posh Hotel Caribe to party with the G-men on the night of April 11.
According to the story Suarez has told friends and the press, the still-unnamed agent kicked her out of his room the next morning with only $28 in cab fare.
She caused a ruckus in the hallway, demanding her full payment, while the agent remained locked in the locked hotel room and wouldn’t come out.
Dude, just pay her. Just pay her and we never hear about this, you get to keep your job and you don’t hurt the president. She did her part, met her terms in the contract. Being too drunk is not an excuse. This is also the reason to get the money first, because of fools like this.
Soon Cartagena cops got involved and while the payment dispute was ultimately settled by a whip-round among some of the other Secret Service agents, word reached the US Embassy.The men were ordered home, put on leave and stripped of their security clearances.
Three Secret Service agents, including two supervisors, were ousted Wednesday.
CBS News named two of the three Thursday: Greg Stokes, a supervisor who handled the bomb sniffing dogs, was fired. He is fighting to keep his job, exercising his option to appeal the firing.
More were on the verge of being canned.“Several more people will be pushed out either today or tomorrow,” Rep. Peter King (D-NY) said Thursday.
Two secret service agents have been given polygraphs and more are expected, two sources said.
ABC News reported that the men had booked a party space at the hotel expecting a bash for about 30 people.
“That allegation is coming from the media, but it is being checked out,” King said.
White House officials have said the president’s security was not compromised but investigators are looking into whether the agents left sensitive papers in their rooms where the hookers could have had access to them.
In addition, people on scene said the unnamed agent was still roaring drunk the next morning, when he got into the dispute with Suarez, and that could have affected his job performance.
Race matters… No matter how many times I say it, it still doesn’t sink into many people that I talk to. Some of my white friends take it as a joke, and some laugh. They attempt to placate me and tell me that couldn’t happen. Dr. King was a long time ago, they would say. Things like that don’t happen anymore, and the times are changing, so don’t worry, Obama is going to win!
Probably another voter for McCain! Good luck with that…
Yes, that is exactly what I am worried about, that he is going to win. Let me be very clear, since I know some racists read this blog. I want Obama to win, and I know that he is clearly, without question, the best candidate that ran and was in the field. Given the chance, I think that he can make a small difference. As someone who lives in the real world, I know that the president, whoever he or she may be, has limited control of the world. The world is run by money and the elites are not going to just allow anyone to wrest control from them. Putting that aside, he is the one that is going to have his finger on the button and in control of the United States.
The Secret Service has one main job to do, which is to protect the president. I remember one movie that I really enjoyed was In the Line of Fire. The movie starred Clint Eastwood and John Malkovich. Here is a synopsis of the movie.
Frank Horrigan is a secret service agent who keeps thinking back to November 22, 1963, when, as a hand-picked agent by President Kennedy, he became one of the few agents to have lost a President to an assassin when Kennedy died. Now, former CIA assassin Mitch Leary is stalking the current President, who is running for re-election. Mitch has spent long hours studying Horrigan, and he taunts Horrigan, telling him of his plans to kill the President. Leary plans to kill the president because Leary feels betrayed by the government — Leary was removed from the CIA, and the CIA is now trying to have him killed. After talking to Leary, Horrigan makes sure he is assigned to presidential protection duty, working with fellow secret service agent Lilly Raines. Horrigan has no intention of failing his President this time around, and he’s more than willing to take a bullet. White House Chief of Staff Harry Sargent refuses to alter the President’s itinerary, while Horrigan’s boss, Secret Service Director Sam Campagna, is supportive of Horrigan. (Thanks IMDB…)
I would really hope that Obama has a detail that is comprised of agents like Frank Horrigan. But, reading stories like this, I doubt the possibilities.
A newspaper has asked John McCain’s campaign why a black reporter assigned to cover a rally was singled out by security and told to leave a backstage area.
Stephen Price, a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, was among four Florida capital press corps reporters behind the scenes at a Panama City rally Friday when a Secret Service agent approached and asked if he were with the national media traveling with McCain. Price said no, and the agent told him he had to leave. Price said he then pointed out that there were other state reporters in the same area, but was still told to leave. The other reporters were white.
A Panama City police officer quickly approached with his hand on his holster and asked what the problem was, Price said. At the same time, Palm Beach Post reporter Dara Kam came to Price’s defense and was told she also had to leave, Price said.
The other two reporters, Alex Leary of the St. Petersburg Times and Marc Caputo of The Miami Herald, weren’t removed.
Caputo, however, said that initially he also was told he had to leave the area.
“Security was tight and was a bit over-controlling, which is par for the course at these events. And, as par for the course, I tried to get near the candidate when I saw another reporter there (Alex Leary). Security tried to throw me out, but I found a McCain staffer I knew and the person vouched for me,” Caputo said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
Leary said nobody questioned why he was in the area. He added that he didn’t see the exchange Price had with security.
The McCain campaign said it asked Secret Service to look into the events. Campaign spokesman Brian Rogers said it “found that no one from the campaign was involved.”
Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren said two other Florida reporters were removed along with Price and any other reporters who weren’t with the national press should have been removed as well. At all campaign events, national and local press are separated for logistical reasons.
“Race played absolutely no role in any actions taken by our employees or anybody else in this case,” Zahren said.
McCain’s campaign called Price and Bob Gabordi, the newspaper’s executive editor, on Tuesday and apologized.
“I accept the apology,” Price said. “I definitely wish I was never singled out. I came up there to do a story, that’s all I wanted to do is write a story.”
The campaign said McCain personally would call Price in a few days, according to the newspaper.
“It’s the right thing for the McCain campaign to do,” Gabordi said. “Our issue remains with the Secret Service agent. His actions are still a problem. The senator’s campaign has done the right thing and we appreciate that.”
Price had said he could think of no other reason why he was approached other than his race. He said he had to show his media credentials to get into the area, and that he was there for several minutes before being removed.
“It was just a really crazy situation. We were being carted out of there and everyone was looking,” Price said, adding that he felt upset and humiliated.
It is never good enough to be black and good, you need to be Super Negro to be taken seriously. Obama for President takes the first step towards recognition, but who has his back?