This is about the third story today I have seen where you have gotten to play our favorite game, "Name That Party". I am used to these sort of stories normally breaking on Friday around 4 PM EST. Maybe this is the change Barry O promised.
My first clue came when I saw he was retired Air Force; sorry guys but y'all do have to claim ownership.
The 56-year-old former lieutenant colonel in the Air Force is injecting some color and controversy into an otherwise quiet mayoral race in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.The guy in question is named Earl Rynerson, an openly gay businessman. Not that there is anything wrong with that. It is just randy Rynerson has a few problems like not paying credit card debts and, oh yeah, not putting the fact that he is retired on his campaign posters. He just put his former rank Lieutenant Colonel.
Look, I retired as just some lowlife, I mean, crotchety old NCO, but even I know that if I am going to use my rank on correspondence or in any sort of title block that I need to put the (RET) tag with it. The proper way to display the signature block is Rank, Branch of Service, and Status.
But folks, that is a minor thing compared to what else has come out about this guy.
Rynerson's credit card bill included at least 3 monthly payments to "Access 4M4M site," the billing name of a "men for men" sex site based in New York. "The m4m4sex website is for men looking to meet other men for sex," the Web site declares in plain English.Gay sex and leather community just like YouTube and MySpace???
Another charge on his card provides a phone number for the International Masters Association, which "unites the Leather community online and [brings] Masters and slaves together," providing services for people "interested in Leather, Gear, Bondage, Rubber, Watersports and other fetishes."
Rynerson said the stories of his credit card purchases were greatly exaggerated, and compared the Web sites to YouTube and MySpace. "These are online services that a lot of people use," he told the Sun-Sentinel. "There's nothing pornographic ... nothing to that."
What really gets me though is that in the begining of the article they describe him as a fiscal conservative. More like a cheat and a deadbeat, or maybe candidate to be head of the Treasury.
This is the article where I found his political persuasion all the way in the last paragraph.
Also, the Fox News article makes the case that Ft Lauderdale, FL is the San Francisco of the south. Ouch.