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Thursday, March 16, 2017

An Oklahoma Republican state senator has been kicked out of his office, removed from committees and told to return his state-owned laptop a day after being found by police in a motel room with a teen male. A 43-0 vote took these actions against Sen. Ralph Shortey, who was found at a Moore Motel 8 after the boy's concerned father called police. "This is not a presumption of guilt or innocence," said Senate Pro Tem Mike Schulz, R-Altus. "The Oklahoma Senate has full faith that the judicial system will play out appropriately and bring this matter to a lawful conclusion."

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Shortey, who is married to a woman and has two children, according to his Senate biography, was not at the Capitol on Wednesday.

Rep. Dan Kirby, R-Tulsa, resigned last month following allegations he sexually harassed two assistants. Shortey served as a consultant advising Kirby on how to respond to the allegations.

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WAIT THERE IS MORE!!!

from another article from the same News Source

"Sex, drug allegations part of investigation of Oklahoma Sen. Ralph Shortey

Decision whether to file criminal charges expected Thursday

An Oklahoma state senator offered money to a teenage boy for "sexual stuff" and was found with him in a hotel room that reeked of "raw marijuana," authorities said.

A Moore police report on the early March 9 incident was turned over to prosecutors Wednesday afternoon. A decision on the filing of criminal charges is expected Thursday, said Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn.

State Sen. Ralph Shortey, 35, and the teenager admitted to police that they had engaged in conversations "pertaining to sexual activities in exchange for money," a police detective wrote in a court affidavit for a search warrant."

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#1 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-03-16 06:26 AM | Reply

Ralph Shortey, lol...

He has a yen for short things, I guess.

#2 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2017-03-16 10:13 AM | Reply

Here's an interesting blog on this guy, who's claim to fame (up until this recent event, that is) is introducing a bill that would outlaw the use of human fetuses in food---

republicinsanity.tumblr.com

#3 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2017-03-16 10:16 AM | Reply

"This is not a presumption of guilt or innocence."

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

#4 | Posted by rcade at 2017-03-16 10:16 AM | Reply

Stay out of our bedrooms!!
~slick willy

#5 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2017-03-16 10:32 AM | Reply

Stay out of our bedrooms!!
~slick willy

#5 | POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE AT 2017-03-16 10:32 AM | FLAG:

Because you clearly conflate consensual relations with an adult woman with raping an underage child. Are you an elected Republic official somewhere? Should the police be paying YOU a visit?

#6 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-03-16 11:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Stay out of our bedrooms!!
~slick willy

#5 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Party of ethics and family values!

-GOP

At least dems cheat with women. Bible thumping Repubs cheat on their wives with young boys.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-16 11:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Do as I say not as I do. - The GOP

#8 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-03-16 11:39 AM | Reply

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

I have noticed that too. It is almost always Boys/Men and involves drugs too.

The two that were kicked out of the legislature in Michigan recently were a man and a woman though... First one I had seen in a Looooong time.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-03-16 11:41 AM | Reply

"I have noticed that too. It is almost always Boys/Men"

Hoamophobe. Go away hater.

#10 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2017-03-16 11:51 AM | Reply

"Go away hater." - #10 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2017-03-16 11:51 AM

You love pedophiles?

#11 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-16 11:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Let's see now... Married father of two who attended a Baptist bible college, loves showing off his guns, tried to impeach state supreme court justices for staying the execution of two death-row inmates, is supported by "tough guy" Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his anti-immigrant stance, was the local Trump campaign chair, favors traditional Christian family values, has spoken publicly against marijuana, and has just been caught with an underage boy in a motel room hazy from marijuana smoke. Oh, and he has worked to keep fetuses out of our food.

Anything I didn't get, Shortey?

#12 | Posted by cbob at 2017-03-16 11:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You love pedophiles?

"Only if they're republicans."

~Uncle PedoPhersterOboyl

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-16 12:10 PM | Reply

You love pedophiles?
#11 | POSTED BY HANS

Do yuo still beat your wife?
Dumbaz

#14 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2017-03-16 12:44 PM | Reply

You love pedophiles?
#11 | POSTED BY HANS

Do yuo still beat your wife?
Dumbaz

#15 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2017-03-16 12:44 PM | Reply

#15 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2017-03-16 12:44 PM

I wasn't the one expressing support for wife beating.

You, on the other hand, clearly expressed support for pedophiles.

Oops.

#16 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-16 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly
Just ask Barney.

#17 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-03-16 01:14 PM | Reply

Just ask Barney.

#17 | Posted by Federalist

Barney had the balls to admit he's gay. Unlike all these bible thumping liars who slander gays to win votes.

#18 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-16 01:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Maybe some day republicans will figure out no one believes their holy roller, self righteous garbage anyway so they may as well admit who they are and do it openly.

Yes, phester, I'm saying I won't judge you on your DR Coming Out thread.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2017-03-16 02:10 PM | Reply

Maybe some day republicans will figure out no one believes their holy roller, self righteous garbage anyway so they may as well admit who they are and do it openly.

#19 | Posted by jpw

Maybe, but that wont happen til the bible thumping voters stop falling for it. They're a pretty gullible bunch, if you share their skin color, talk to them in their own lingo, and praise jesus while you lie to them.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-03-16 02:23 PM | Reply

"Barney had the balls"

Lmao

#21 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2017-03-16 02:27 PM | Reply

I wonder which part of this offends people more. The repulsive behavior or the staggering hypocrisy?

#22 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-03-17 12:01 PM | Reply

I wonder which part of this offends people more. The repulsive behavior or the staggering hypocrisy?
#22 | Posted by moder8

Stop moving your foot in a public restroom or do you really want to know what will follow?

#23 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2017-03-17 12:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's freakin Oklahoma. He'll probably catch more ---- over the smell of marijuana in the hotel room.

#24 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-03-17 02:46 PM | Reply

I hate to point out to the homophobic hypocrits here assembled...in Oklahoma, the age of consent is 16. The problem is he was paying for something he could have had for free. Other than the hypocrits of the obstructionist party and our stiff necked brothers in the Republican party, who cares?

#25 | Posted by A_Citizen at 2017-03-17 09:55 PM | Reply

But please, pass some more bathroom bills so we can give the Righties another shiny object to distract them.

#26 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-03-17 10:35 PM | Reply

Jeez.

I kinda figgered he'd be a Baptist.

Incredible.

#27 | Posted by TedBaxter at 2017-03-18 02:27 AM | Reply

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