Discover more from Zoso's Corner
S01E128: Mr. Man, Listen
Freaks of Hazard:
Tjunta is back on the attack with the magick number of $3.33 in paypal! He’s a recent spook spotted over at https://Spook.Social!
Kitty Tarleton gifted $35 in cold hard cash! Thank you for the support! o7
Mommabury and Spaz found a super killer Tarot Deck that you have to see to believe!!
Subscribe for the SXXY-est junkmail for your inbox right here!
THAT’S MY BAG BABY
Sam Brinton (34), formerly of the Bipartisan Policy Center, one of the first “openly genderfluid individuals in federal government leadership,” was charged with felony theft last month after allegedly stealing a woman’s luggage at the Minneocalypse Airport.
The MIT grad went viral earlier this year when he announced his new role as the deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the U.S. Department of Energy. A bald, dress-wearing, mustachio’d, Castro-Kink radiating individual who caused quite a stir due to their public persona and image.
“As one of if not the very first openly genderfluid individuals in federal government leadership, I was welcomed with open arms into the Department of Energy all the way up to the Secretary whom I shared the stage with in a Pride month celebration panel just today,” Brinton wrote on Twitter at the time.
Prior to working in government, Brinton was an anti-conversion therapy activist who taught “Kink 101” workshops on college campuses, according to The National Pulse. A photo from one of these workshops shows Brinton in a dress as he stands over three males in leather dog masks and straps.
Brinton, who goes by the name “Sister Ray Dee O’Active,” attended the group’s 2021 “Lavender Mass” where he paid tribute to “Daddy Fauci,” The Pulse reports.
According to the Washington Examiner, Brinton once talked with college students about “how he enjoys tying up his significant other like a table, and eating his dinner on him while he watches Star Trek.”
Law enforcement at the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport were alerted to a missing suitcase in the baggage claim area on Sept. 16, 2022. The adult female victim said she flew into MSP on a Delta flight from New Orleans and went to retrieve her checked bag from carousel seven.
Airport records confirmed the navy blue Vera Bradley roller bag arrived at 4:40 p.m. but was missing from the carousel. So law enforcement reviewed video surveillance footage and observed Brinton removing a navy blue roller bag from carousel seven, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint says Brinton removed a luggage tag from the bag, placed it into a handbag he was carrying, and “then left the area at a quick pace.” Brinton arrived at MSP Airport around 4:27 p.m. on an American Airlines flight from Washington, D.C., but did not check a bag, meaning he had no reason to visit baggage claim, according to the complaint.
Police showed the surveillance video to the victim and she confirmed it was her bag.
Brinton left the airport in an Uber for a stay at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront hotel, where he checked in with the blue bag, the complaint says.
He returned to MSP on Sept. 18 (that’s 2 days later) with the bag in hand for a departing flight back to Washington, D.C., authorities allege.
Surveillance video from Oct 9th at Dulles International Airport (in D.C.) shows Brinton traveling with the bag on a return trip from Europe, the complaint notes.
The victim said the estimated value of the bag and its contents was around $2,325.
Police called and questioned Brinton about the missing bag after seeing the Oct 9th footage and asked him directly if he “took anything that did not belong” to him.
“Not that I know of,” Brinton allegedly responded. He later admitted to taking the bag but said the clothes inside were his, according to the complaint.
“If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don’t have any clothes for another individual. That was my clothes when I opened the bag,” he told police, according to the complaint.
Brinton allegedly called the investigating officer two hours later and apologized for not being “completely honest.” This time, Brinton said he took the bag because he was tired and thought it was his, the complaint says.
He allegedly told police that he realized the bag didn’t belong to him when he opened it at the hotel but “got nervous” and didn’t “know what to do.” Worried that people would think he “stole the bag,” Brinton told police he left the victim’s clothes in the drawers in the hotel room, according to the complaint.
Brinton said he brought the bag back to D.C. with him because it would have been “weirder” to leave a bag in the hotel room, according to police.
Police told Brinton how to return the bag to Delta, but as of Nov. 27 the victim still had not received her bag back.
Police also learned that no clothing was recovered from the hotel room.
LEGION OF GLOOM
The Internal Revenue Service (New Carrollton Federal Building), Maryland
ARPA AND BANK SURVEILLANCE
👀 IRS 600 1 - Intro
It’s been a year since the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319) passed through Congress. Although the measure was meant to help the American public through a pandemic, Democratic politicians keep sneaking in tax rules that grant the IRS new powers in bank surveillance.
2022 will be the first year Americans are required to report transactions of $600 or more through apps or companies like Venmo or PayPal, or any 3rd-party (non-banking) provider.
If you got or gave $600 to someone over the course of the year, you have to fill out a 1099-K form and report it to the IRS, lest you suffer their wrath.
👀 IRS 600 2 - 3rd Parties
Before ARPA passed, Venmo/PaPal/etc only flagged you if you sent or received $20,000 or more, or engaged in more than 200 transactions. Again, now it is only $600 over a year (almost nothing). This will add to the paper load of millions of common Americans, and wreak heavy burden on gov administration and it’s workers.
If you don’t report that money, the IRS will know. This only increases their ability to monitor and control everyone’s financial movements.
This applies to
Cash app, paypal, venmo
Etsy or online business
Paying rent or paying for a service
Splitting bills with family or vacation
From the ARPA Gov Site
👀 IRS 600 3 - Dems and Surveillance
With the Build Back Better Act, the IRS will be given the power to request to see transactions in your bank account.
They claim to do this to stop rich people from skimping on their taxes.
However, nearly every American, even those under the poverty line, will find themselves under the scrutiny of the IRS with this new rule.
👀 IRS 600 4 - Build Back Better Act
The surveillance rule is tied in with the BBB Act, which is currently tied up in the Senate, seeing unilateral rejection from the Republican side.
- Other Stuff -
Sam Bankman-Fried set to speak at New York Times event with an impressive collection of elitist spooks
Riots in China
Ancient Apocalypse Guardian Controvsery
Lookups for the word on merriam-webster.com increased 1,740 percent in 2022 over the year before.
“There is this implication of an intentional deception,” Sokolowski said. “And once one is aware of that deception, it’s not just a straightforward lie, as in, you know, I didn’t eat the cookies in the cookie jar. It’s something that has a little bit more devious quality to it. It has possibly an idea of strategy or a long-term plan.”
“Gaslighting,” Sokolowski said, spent all of 2022 in the top 50 words looked up on merriam-webster.com to earn top dog word of the year status. Last year’s pick was “vaccine.” Rounding out this year’s Top 10 are:
“Oligarch,” driven by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Omicron,” the persistent COVID-19 variant and the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet.
“Codify,” as in turning abortion rights into federal law.
“Queen consort,” what King Charles’ wife, Camilla is newly known as.
“Raid,” as in the search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
“Sentient,” with lookups brought on by Google canning the engineer who claimed an unreleased AI system had become sentient.
“Cancel culture,” enough said.
“LGBTQIA,” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual, aromantic or agender.
“Loamy,” which many Wordle users tried back in August, though the right word that day was “clown.”
WRESTLE AMONG US
Misfits In The Ring - Learned something fun over the break, both ICP and the Misfits got some on screen time with the WCW thanks to the wrestler known as Vampiro! It just, came together…
Jerry Only Gets His Ass Whooped - Only (lol) one member of the band was down to clown, and boy, did Only receive it.
The Bizarre Tale Of The Misfits In WCW - Doyle even went on to help redo Vampiro’s new face paint at the time, making him up in ghoulish corpse paint. Sting was not thrilled. Jerry Only got so into the idea of wrestling, thinking he was gonna be the next Hulk Hogan, that he actually bought his own wrestling ring!
Vampiro, whose real name is Ian Hodgkison said, ““I get along with both of them. The Clowns were good friends. But the Clowns, they’ve got their own agenda. They just banged heads with pretty well everybody in the office. That got them a bad rep, which got me a bad rep, which got me off TV for a long time. The Misfits, on the other hand, when they came in, they made sure that everybody got T-shirts, records, they brought in vitamins. They hug everybody and they’re best friends with everybody. They made a good impression on the Turner people right away.”
Jerry Only: “Vampiro’s joining our band. He’s going to play guitar. Not for the whole set, but maybe some songs. He wrote a theme song that we want to record for him. The cool thing is he’s like a little brother. I’ve found a Canadian little brother which is so cool. We’re doing extremely well, so when we do come to Canada, hopefully it will be with some tag team belts around our bellies.”
Jerry Only: “I’ve found a vehicle to sell my product, and get in good shape at the same time, and go to another level. I’m very happy to be working with these guys. I go in there and bust my ass for them (WCW) every day. I listen to what they say, and I don’t answer anybody back. I’m on the bottom of the totem pole in the WCW right now. I get to carry everybody’s bags, but that’s how you earn the right to wear the belt. I’m signed for a year. All I have to do is stay in one piece and I should be able to get myself a belt.”
They’ll be going to horror and comic book conventions, doing some co-merchandising, and maybe, if everything goes according to the plan, hosting a B-movie program on a Turner station, and playing parts in the potential George Romero Resident Evil movie.
You can see some of the tour dates here.
Hear from Vampiro about what went down between Doyle, Savage, and Gorgeous George. This sets the stage for the next couple of awesome clips.
The Zach I Knew - Turns out famed wrestler MVP was a big punk and hardcore fan. He spent some time in Texas as a young man and ran with Zach Blair of Gwar and Rise Against Fame. MVP runs into Zach at a bar in Dallas shortly after taking over for Pete Lee, who I’ve met.
Throw Out Savage - MVP gets asked the impossible while in the green room.
Where's Doyle - More details surrounding the encounters between Doyle and one pissed off Randy Savage.
Take Your Spot Oh Yea - A heartwarming moment between Savage and Zach. What a champ.
Sounds like nabbing Savage’s girlfriend wasn’t the only boat they were rocking at the WCW. Jerry Only was breaking rule number one. Don’t make it weird.
Straight from his mouth, hear Jerry Only talking about the impossible!! Trying to unionize professional wrestling!