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This Is Just Sick

The Pensacola Beach Blog has the main story, Local U.S. Prosecutor Nabbed on Child Sex Charges about John David R. Atchison, 53, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., an assistant U.S. Attorney in Florida’s northern district being arrested in Detroit.

The Pensacola Independent News adds local details in its article, GBSA pres arrested in Child Sex sting. Atchison is the president of the Gulf Breeze Sports Association, a youth athletics organization and his wife is a teacher.

Why does it seems that they all end up in the same party? I’m assuming the party because of the area, and because of recent DOJ hiring practices. I assume he knows better than to come home if he gets bail.


1 hipparchia { 09.18.07 at 2:30 am }

5 years old?! i’m generally against this kind of sting operation, but i’d make an exception for this guy.

looks like you guessed right

2 Bryan { 09.18.07 at 11:29 am }

Come on, Hipparchia, when was the last time a Democrat was elected to anything or appointed to anything in Santa Rosa county?

3 Steve Bates { 09.18.07 at 2:26 pm }

hipparchia, I am generally uncomfortable with stings if there is any reasonable possibility they can be interpreted as entrapment. But it occurred to me to wonder if the officers had videotape or audiotape as evidence of the conversation… and whether rumors of Atchison’s earlier behavior were rampant enough that those who did the sting were fairly confident of the outcome.

If this guy said what he is sworn by the arresting officers to have said, a) he is one sick (expletive), and b) I hope he is prevented from going home (in any sense of the word “home”) for a long, long time.

I think I understand why so many of these people are Republicans. If someone is mentally ill in certain ways, and wants to hide that mental illness behind a façade of (purported) propriety, family values, religious uprightness and moral virtue, what better place than the GOP. Democrats with similar problems would likely simply go get help. Republicans can’t, but apparently don’t need to… it’s accepted in the GOP, as long as it’s concealed. IOKIYAR. To paraphrase an offensive bumper sticker I saw, as they themselves see it, Republicans aren’t perfect, only forgiven.

4 hipparchia { 09.18.07 at 2:31 pm }

not all that long ago actually, in the scheme of things, though it sure feels like the dim[!] past.

iirc, the incumbent democrats in my county all started jumping ship after reagan was elected, and had pretty much all gone over to the dark side by the time gingrich rolled out his contract with [selected parts of] america.

santa rosa… i dunno. when i moved here [the first time], pace, fl was reputed to be listed in the guiness book of world records as the most inbred town in america, so it’s conceivable they’ve belonged to the chimp-factor party since the stone age.

ot: j-i-t sucks and snooker may be a firendly game, but the tables are too big.

5 hipparchia { 09.18.07 at 2:38 pm }

wants to hide that mental illness behind a façade of (purported) propriety, family values, religious uprightness and moral virtue

from what i’ve read, i think these people need the façade rather than just wanting it. i think they need all that morality pouring into them from an outer source because for whatever reasons, they’re unable to find it inside themselves.

but it could be that i’m being over-charitable here.

6 34 Stories to Read at Florida Progressive Coalition Blog { 09.21.07 at 5:06 pm }

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