Fly the friendly skies, or Bandits at Mile High O’Clock

This morning I’m hitting the road for Bouchercon 2011 in St. Louis. Okay, hitting the skies. Actually, not hitting anything, Mr. Air Marshal, so you can put that Taser away, please…

While I’m in the air, here are a couple of news items for you to ponder.

First, Rich sends this link, and writes: “Had The Remnant been a bit more open minded maybe they wouldn’t have been so cranky.”

Arizona church is house of prostitution, police say.

(CNN) — A church called the Phoenix Goddess Temple has been accused of being a house of prostitution, and a six-month undercover investigation has resulted in the arrests of 20 women and men who worked there, Phoenix police said Friday…
During a Wednesday search of the Phoenix temple and two church-related sites in nearby Sedona, police seized evidence showing that “male and female ‘practitioners’ working at the Temple were performing sexual acts in exchange for monetary ‘donations,’ all on the pretense of providing ‘neo tantric’ healing therapies,” Phoenix police said.

No word on when, during their services, the temple gods and goddesses passed the collection plate.

And in other news, joining the Mile High Club now comes with a fighter escort:

Airplane bathroom sex blamed for terror alert.

With security officials on edge for the tenth anniversary of 2001’s World Trade Center attack, even something as trivial as passengers spending too much time in an airplane bathroom proved sufficient to cause fighter jets to be scrambled and bomb squads called in.

… According to law enforcement sources cited by ABC, however, the “suspicious behavior” in that case turned out to be two people “making out” in the bathroom.

The local ABC affiliate in Detroit, WXYZ, was a bit more explicit in its language, noting that “the ABC News National Security team is telling Action News that their sources say the flight was disrupted by two people having intimate relations in one of the bathrooms.”

To quote Dana Haynes: “I’m a believer in safe sex but a Tomcat with weapons-hot status seems like overkill.”

2 responses to “Fly the friendly skies, or Bandits at Mile High O’Clock

  1. “No word on when, during their services, the temple gods and goddesses passed the collection plate.” Was there any word, perhaps, on what was left in the collection plate?

  2. Maybe the couple trying to join the Mile-High Club should have tried the “neo tantric healing therapies” excuse with the authorities also.

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