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Candidate’s Strip Club Check-In Leads To Hacking Accusations




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Carlton Soules, conservative candidate for Bexar County Judge, would like to clarify that he is no fan of three dollar specials on steak and fries. The former district 10 councilman found himself involved in the tiniest of scandals after a check-in to Allstars Gentlemen’s Sports Club appeared on his Facebook profile, prompting allegations of hacking.

Allstars is a proprietary establishment specializing in fine drink, economical steak dinners and the broadcast of sporting events. Oh, the place also teems with topless, dancing ladies clad in impractical lucite heels, so one can imagine Soules’ great puritanical shame.


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The post appeared on Soules’ profile while he was appearing at a Republican event held across the street from the strip club. (The Allstars website, by the way, automatically plays Smash Mouth, as if they were seeking to detract customers.) He quickly deleted the post after receiving a flurry of text messages warning him that he was now associated with the horror of exposed breasts and overpriced, watered-down adult beverages. Soules, a self-proclaimed honey badger who is challenging local political mainstay Nelson Wolff, alleged the offending post was the result of hacking by his opponent’s campaign.

“Well, that's a first. I am right now at the Republican Precinct 2 candidate forum with 300 fellow Republicans,” Soules wrote on Facebook. “My FB account was hacked, and a post went out saying I am currently at a gentleman's club. Bad people working for the other side if they will stoop that low this early in the campaign.”

Christian Archer, Wolff’s campaign manager, denied the campaign’s involvement in an interview with the San Antonio Express-News. Most likely, no nefarious hacking took place to suggest that Soules was personally involved with helping several women put themselves through college, unless some genius computer mastermind took stealth control of his ass.

A gibberish caption, “SMSareg5 whiffed A d. F our,” accompanied the check-in, suggesting an inadvertent, hands-free pocket posting. Soules, however, is committed to uncovering the truth about this social media mystery, telling the Express-News he is seeking technical consultation.

“I'm having cyberpeople come in tomorrow and try to figure out what happened.”

Yes, cyberpeople, intelligent minds capable of taking down Facebook hackers via backtrace. It looks like honey badger does care, after all.

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