Donnie Casto II

Donnie Casto II

Staff Writer

Donnie Casto II is a senior staff writer for Gonzo Today. He has lived in the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Along with his work at Gonzo Today, he is also a tireless advocate for The Fathers Rights Movement in Ohio and Supporters of Ohio Equal Parenting, which promote family law reform and equal custody rights for fathers. He is the proud father of three children: Elijah, Victoria, and Michael. He has an Associates Degree in Business and is currently on break from his Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Donnie Casto II is a senior staff writer for Gonzo Today. He has lived in the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Along with his work at Gonzo Today, he is also a tireless advocate for The Fathers Rights Movement in Ohio and Supporters of Ohio Equal Parenting, which promote family law reform and equal custody rights for fathers. He is the proud father of three children: Elijah, Victoria, and Michael. He has an Associates Degree in Business and is currently on break from his Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.

10 Real Questions For Hillary Clinton

By: Donnie Casto II

Most ardent liberals and progressives who continue to ride the DNC paradigm after facts show they sabotaged Bernie’s campaign for Hillary. These individuals are committed to statism and Hillary’s principles: lie, distract, deny, and deceive.


10 QUESTIONS for Hillary and her supporters


(1). When you left the White House after your husband’s last term as president, why did you steal $200,000.00 worth of furniture, china, and artwork? And why did you tell the public that you ‘returned it’ when you only brought back $27,000 of it?


(2). Mrs. Clinton, when you were Secretary of State, why did you solicit contributions from foreign governments, (Muslim princes donated multi-millions and got favors in return) for the Clinton Foundation after you promised President Obama you would not?


(3). Mrs. Clinton, why do you and your husband claim to contribute millions of dollars to charity for a tax write off when it goes directly into your Clinton Foundation which only gives out 10% of the funds to charitable purposes and you pocket the balance to support yourself tax free? What does your daughter Chelsea do there for her $3 million dollar yearly salary?


(4). Mrs. Clinton, why are you unable to account for $6 billion dollars of State department funds that seem to have disappeared while you were Secretary of State?


(5). Mrs. Clinton why did you say you were broke when you left the White House, but purchased a $5 million home, built an addition for the secret service, and charge the tax payers of the United States $15,000.00 a month for their rent, an amount that pays the entire mortgage?


(6). Mrs. Clinton why did you lie to the American people about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, but managed to tell the truth to your daughter that same night it happened?


(7). Mrs. Clinton were you and your husband disbarred from practicing law? Answer: In 1996, Landmark Legal Foundation filed a complaint asking the court to disbar Hillary Clinton for violating the Arkansas code of conduct, (which requires lawyers to act with honesty and integrity) for her actions in the Whitewater scandal cover up. Hillary’s law license was suspended in 2002 for failing to complete her continuing legal education requirements. Bill Clinton was indicted by a grand jury for perjury and obstruction of justice to which he was impeached by the House of Representatives and disbarred from practicing as an attorney. He has been accused by a dozens of women for rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. He settled out of court for $850.000 in one case. Hillary has him out on her campaign trail championing for her theme of feminism and “women’s rights”. What a blasphemy. Neither one has enough integrity to hold onto a law license.


(8). Mrs. Clinton, why did you say, “I do not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I don’t know” 56 times while testifying under oath during the Starr investigations.


(9). Mrs. Clinton, what Really happened to Ron Brown when he was about to testify against you and your husband?


(10). Mrs. Clinton what really happened to law partner Vince Foster? No way he committed suicide.

CNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, I know that the answers to any of these questions don’t matter to the Clinton’s or their supporters. Leftist, liberal-progressives sucking the party paradigm will support her regardless of whether she was guilty of murder, embezzlement, money laundering, on and on.


The Democrat’s and liberal’s motto is, “DON’T CONFUSE ME WITH THE FACTS – MY MIND IS MADE UP.” Trump while an offensive blowhard is not accountable for these questions nor has he any involvement. This woman is a habitual liar with no morals or ethics and her sense of entitlement gives her the belief she is above the law. Do you really want someone like this running this country?

Fattening the Bacon: Prejudice in Family Court & Parental Alienation


Prejudice is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “injury or damage resulting from some judgment or action of another in disregard of one’s rights; especially: detriment to one’s legal rights or claims.” And also as “preconceived judgment or opinion (2) :  an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge

It is keeping in mind the first definition that I wish to focus, with an afterthought to the second, on the ongoing prejudice against fathers, their equal rights to parenting their children, and the ongoing bias and prejudice society holds towards them in most family court decisions regarding custody of their children and awarding joint or full custody rights.

It is beyond refute or reasonable doubt that there is indeed an ongoing prejudice against fathers in the family court setting. Part and parcel of the strict need to label fit and loving parents (most generally fathers as ‘non custodial’), is Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. This act allows the US Federal Government to give back “Incentive Payments” to US states for performance based child support collection, paternity establishment, and administrative costs. Typically, these incentive payments go back to social services programs because the thinking is after a divorce many women will end up using programs like TANF and welfare for which US States have little money in their budgets.

While the exact amount of money is hard to define because of performance, and the fact that different states get back different amounts, many studies show the average is for every one dollar collected in child support, one dollar is released from Social Security Coffers that can then be given back to US States. Continue reading

Sanders and Trump Don’t Stand a Chance


Hunter Thompson had it right when he said, “Politics is the art of controlling your environment.” As it stands, we have two parties with top tier demagogues using class/wealth on one side and race/religion on the other who have evidently mastered the art of environment control. Sun Tzu couldn’t have imagined his classic, The Art of War, being applied any better than it has been played out on the people of the United States of America. Before going any further, let’s keep in mind the chess game blood sport American politics has become. The American people are only given the illusion of victory. Both sides promise a heaven on earth and guarantee a utopian nirvana to whoever they can get to vote for them. In the end, both sides only utilize more government to enforce a loss of liberty and freedom to one group or another.

I predict a Trump nomination for the right wing of the giant buzzard that has become a one party system in American politics. Anyone with an awakened eye to reality would see the only “two sides” in government are the private banking interests and the military industrial complex. These two work together as an effective tag team that would put most hall of fame professional wrestling tag teams to shame. But it serves the same illusion, what you see on television between ‘good’ vs. ‘bad’ guys are scripted actors working together to entertain the masses. 

Folks, Bernie Sanders, despite what the polls say, despite no matter how much your heart wishes to believe it, will not, I repeat, will NOT get the nomination of the Democrats for POTUS in 2016. Write it down. Hillary Clinton has played her part for the owners of this country and will compete against a ticket of Donald J. Trump and either Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. Despite the fact that Yours Dudely here disagrees philosophically with every one of Bernie’s promises stirring the kettle of class/wealth warfare, I’ll give him credit for being consistent, and he’s sincerely honest in his demagogue message. Remove the rhetoric of “Islam” and “Mexican” from Trump’s demagoguery and insert “class” and “1% wealth” into his words and the evident demagogue message becomes crystal clear from both Sanders and Trump. Consistent and sincere honesty, even from a demagogue platform are two no-no’s in the blood sport of American politics that the private banks and military industrial complex owners of this country do not want. Continue reading

Fabulously Eloquent and Heartbreaking

by Donnie Casto II

“To err against those that have our best interest at heart is unimaginable.” – Brandy Sosby Puckett

“I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the bed, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. I wasn’t looking for or even interested in a hot moment of flash in the pan sex, like in those movies or television shows MTV shoves in the empty spaces of the minds of American youth. I merely wanted to open myself enough to wrap my arms around her and melt into the warmth of her being. I wanted the comfort of knowing for a moment there was another human being that I could melt into one with and securely and safely fall asleep with at night.” Jacob Monsen thought to himself when he thought of his beloved Abigail Sayre.

Jacob, however, lacked the courage to fully open up his heart. Abigail, it seemed, had her heart set on another, and despite the evident connection they had with each other, it likely would always be left to ‘what might have been.’ Jacob Monsen was skinny, insecure, and nerdy. Abigail was gorgeous, confident, vibrant, and stunning. He was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating.

With such a plethora of thoughts running through his mind, Jacob Monsen walked back to his living room and threw himself on the couch. He poured himself a healthy gin and tonic thinking that “If people were rain, I’m a morning mist and she is a raging hurricane.” Continue reading

The Other Side of the Great Beyond

by Donnie Casto II

It was the 2:00 a.m. loneliness that wore over him, like an old comfortable coat that was two sizes too small he felt he could never shed. It wasn’t so much he was alone or that he felt alone that bothered him, stopped the sleep he was too tired to fall into. It was those 2:00 a.m. nights that reminded him he was lost. Not lost in a geographical sense, but lost to the answer of who he truly was as a human being. He lay down in bed listening to the soft swirl of a ceiling fan in a pitch black room and in nothing but the utter silence that cuts the heart and the soul of a man to the quick. He was left to really wonder “Who am I really?” Not the roles that the duties and labels society gave, or the lies he told to himself that gave him purpose or identity, but who was the being that stared back from eyes that looked alive and vibrant with an illusion of life and purpose on the outside that had long died and was lost within.

“Is there an answer to all of this? Did I miss the angelic encounter moment that saved George Bailey? Would things really be so bad had I not known life? Is all I am a beautiful lost loser in life?”

He laid there in the night, hoping for a moment of divine intervention or something to answer him. At some point, he fell asleep with the same answer he had gotten repeatedly seeking those questions: nothing. It’s all nothingness on an aimless lost highway of the night. Continue reading

Lessons Lost from Jazz Age Fascism

by Donnie Casto II
art by Joey Feldman

One of the lessons of world history and politics is that it’s easy to underestimate demagogues. It’s also easy to overestimate them.

At the present moment of the 2016 campaign, I’ve concluded that Trump is not a demagogue . . .  yet. He’s emotionally and egotistically retarded in both the common connection of the boot in the face or the fist in the throat to humanity of prototype demagogues. Whether Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez today or, in the past, figures ranging from Benito Mussolini to George Wallace to Joseph McCarthy to even Adolph Hitler, the world it seems is always ready for someone to play on the fears and obsolete mindsets of the masses. (A small honorable mention to Richard M Nixon too. Instead, call him a quasi-demagogue: a political figure with the desire, drive, and determination but not the talent, time, or tenacity to manipulate the American masses.)

Demagogues and fear mongers and Caesar-messiahs are part of the natural life cycle of government and politics. It was this knowledge that caused the Founding Fathers to design the three-part checks and balances as circuit-breakers, in part from their mortal terror that a predatory mass leader, a demagogue, or another King George III if you will, would convert popular adulation into American tyranny. Despite the clear and present definitions in the three branches of a Constitutional Republic, the danger has always been present. It just needed the right batch of ingredients to raise the collective dough. Continue reading

A Life on the Streets: Saying Goodbye, Part 2

By Donnie Casto II

Many people would surely be able to sympathize with the change of fortune that life had brought to Thomas Barnes. Fewer, it seemed, would genuinely be able to empathize with it. A series of grave and unfortunate events found him recently taking on the task he had often dreamed of, but the trade-off came at an expense Thomas Barnes couldn’t have imagined. On the day he got custody of his oldest son Oscar, the factory that kept the paychecks coming had laid him off.

He still kept pushing forward in the writing department and while he was told by so many how well he wrote, he often privately wondered what use it was if it merited no means to survive or provide for Oscar. The battle for Gabriel and Aurora still remained and would present another set of challenges itself. Continue reading

Something Old, Something New

By Donnie Casto II

Recently a news story made the headlines on my news feed. The picture shows a high boot torture device, designed to crush the foot or the leg (not the genitals) of its intended victim, with the catchy headline “Oklahoma’s New Law To Punish Sex Offenders Has Many Of Them Fearing For Their Life”. The proposed law in question, OK Senate Bill 671, would have made chemical castration for violent sex offenders an option in exchange for early parole and involuntarily for other sex offenders.  The bill, which was authored by Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, and Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, received little discussion in the Oklahoma Senate and failed to pass out of the Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee by a 4-5 vote. The last date regarding this ‘recent’ news story was February 24th of this year.

The headline and the photograph used are utter bullshit, due to the evident fact the proposed law in question isn’t even a law per se. Secondly, the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution makes cruel and unusual punishment, including torture, (a wink and a nod to the Dick Cheney supporters of the world) unconstitutional. Gotcha headlines and photos depicting torture devices obscure the actual substance of the story. The issue does pose legal and ethical questions though.

In tackling this subject dealing with sex offenders let’s first agree for the sake of debate that the term ‘sex offender’ has become a pretty broad term in definition. For example, here in Columbus, Ohio, any adult busted by the police soliciting a prostitute is automatically registered in the Franklin County Sex Offender database. The subject of this story that the Troubadour wishes to focus on isn’t the personal choices of two consenting adults. This isn’t about a 16 or a 17 year old who lied about being 18 to have intimate consensual relations with a 20 something year old either.

It’s the sick fucks from organizations like NAMBLA or the assholes from the Dateline NBC investigations made famous by Chris Hansen that I’m specifically speaking about and speaking to. I hope they read this and I hope these words strike an element of fear into their warped and perverted minds! I particularly hope once the facts regarding the types of sex offenders we are discussing are made clear, and the opinion that each and every one of these child sodomites should be dirt-napped without prison or chemical castration is made clear, that we really begin to have an adult discussion on how to eliminate these vile pieces of walking excrement from society.

According to an article in a July 2010 Harvard University publication, pedophilia is defined as “the sexual attraction to children who have not yet reached puberty”. Broken down in even broader terms it’s also referred to as “pedohebephilia, which would consist of the pedophilic type (attracted to prepubescent children, generally younger than 11), the hebephilic type (attracted to pubescent children, usually ages 11 through 14), and the pedohebephilic type (attracted to both).” The Harvard Health study also concludes that pedophilia is a “sexual orientation” and unlikely to change. Treatment for this condition only aims to enable a pedophile to resist acting on his sexual urges. It does not provide a cure. The use of pornography related to such children for six months or longer is one indication of a pedophile.

According to the website Parents for Megan’s Law, the following statistics should raise further alarm and awareness for the need of some kind of proactive measures regarding child molesters and rapist:

-One in three girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.

-One in six boys is sexually abused before the age of 18.

-Many child sexual abuse victims never disclose their abuse to anyone. Less than 10% of child sexual abuse is reported to the police.<

-Children are most vulnerable between ages 8 -12.

-29% of all forcible rapes occurred when the victim was under 11 years old

-15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age of 12.

-44% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 18.

-Children with disabilities are 4 to 10 times more vulnerable to sexual abuse than their non-disabled peers.

-Nearly 30% of child sexual assault victims identified by child protective service agencies were between 4 and 7 years of age.

-93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker, 34.2% of attackers were family members and 58.7% were acquaintances and only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim.

-Nearly 50 % of all the victims of forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling are children under the age of 12.

The procedure of chemical castration is not the same as surgical castration, also known as a gonadectomy, in which the male loses one or both testicles. Chemical castration is a monthly injection of a testosterone-lowering drug, commonly Depo-Lupron (leuprolide), which is used to treat prostate cancer but can also lower the intensity of sexual urges. A January 2013 article in The Guardian states that this method is currently used in several US states and an increasing number of countries, including Britain, Poland, Russia, Germany and Sweden.

Criminals necessarily forfeit some rights to freedom, but sex offenders up for parole in states which offer chemical castration are forced to accept medical treatment or return to jail. In California, Michigan and Florida taking chemical castration is a mandatory condition of release for repeat offenders and for particularly violent first time sex offenders. If prisoners choose not to undergo the treatment, they can opt for either surgical castration or life imprisonment. Some opposed to this form of eugenic sterilization cite their opposition to it mainly because of an association with the massive human rights violations perpetrated by the Nazis.

While the author wouldn’t argue or dispute such atrocities were done by the Nazis on the basis of  race, religion or mental development, chemical castration does not herald the rise of the up and coming Fourth Reich. Nor are we prepping firing squads and internment camps for the elderly and developmentally disabled, or cold-bloodedly murdering individuals on the basis of their religion. We are discussing an element of society whose addiction and thrills involve the violent rape, molestation, and sodomy of underage children.  It is an acknowledged sexual orientation which psycho science and the medical community can not cure. Would you be comfortable in having a known sex offender living beside your home, your apartment complex, or present at the playground where your underage children play? Those opposed to the use of chemical castration also have used the term of cruel and unusual punishment in giving these sex offenders the choice of chemical castration in exchange for early parole.  One question that the Troubadour poses: isn’t the violent act of an adult molesting, raping, or sodomizing an underage child cruel and unusual punishment?  Chemical castration is not the alleged Obamacare death panels out to kill Grandma and it’s certainly not a “slippery slope” to Hitler eugenics as some social liberals contend.

So knowing the statistics and the facts from the medical community,  the long term effects on victims and their families, and the dangers sex offenders pose to society as a whole: what then are we left with?

Chrystine Oksana, author of Safe Passage to Healing: A Guide for Survivors of Ritual Abuse states the following:

“Violators cannot live with the truth: survivors cannot live without it. There are those who still, once again, are poised to invalidate and deny us. If we don’t assert our truth, it may again be relegated to fantasy. But the truth won’t go away. It will keep surfacing until it is recognized. Truth will outlast any campaigns mounted against it, no matter how mighty, clever, or long. It is invincible. It’s only a matter of which generation is willing to face it and, in so doing, protect future generations from ritual abuse.”

Children, particularly underage children, have been the silent victims for hundreds of years or more of human beings who are simply predators. These predators can’t be bargained or reasoned with. They have one goal and one ambition: to satisfy their perverted and violent sexual urges. While some would say prison is  ‘punishment’ most sex offenders typically are kept away from the general population to guard and protect them from harassment, physical injury, rape and murder committed by other prisoners who typically look at pedophiles with disgust. In some regards, perhaps there is some honor amongst thieves. This additional protection of prisoners, who have committed sex crimes, can typically result in limited access to prison facilities and feelings of fear. As long as the offender remains incarcerated is the only guarantee that they will not commit another violent act against an underage child.

Most states require violent sex offenders to register upon release from prison. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children there are currently 728,435 registered sex offenders in the United States, with an estimated 100,000 of those completely off the grid or map. They simply have disappeared, and no one in the law enforcement community knows where these individuals are.

In examining these facts there is but one conclusion that the Dark Troubadour can come to in dealing with violent underage sex offenders. . . you simply kill them all! That’s right folks, let me repeat it again.

The only guaranteed way to deal with a violent underage sex offender who goes out of their way to indulge in an act of molestation, rape or sodomy of underage children is to dirt nap each and every one of these bastards.

But wait, aren’t you a civil libertarian? Don’t you believe in individual rights and liberty? The great Roman orator Marcus Tullius Cicero once stated “Civilized people are taught by logic, barbarians by necessity, communities by tradition; and the lesson is inculcated even in wild beasts by nature itself. They learn that they have to defend their own bodies and persons and lives from violence of any and every kind by all the means within their power.”  Liberty at its core essence requires that people should be left alone to do what they want, unless that turns out to reduce the equal liberty of others or otherwise cause them harm. The fundamental concept of liberty itself depends upon a conception of individuals as masters of themselves who govern thier acts within boundaries of moral and ethical limitations.

If we as individuals capable of self governance didn’t hold this self evident belief, liberty simply wouldn’t be worth having. There are cases where people do not seem to be properly exercising the responsibility of being masters of themselves or respecting the rights and liberties of others. If some peoples’ brains and natures are so wired that they are prone to sexually abuse underage children, and they can’t be cured or prevented from this abhorrent act, it is ethical to presume that they have to be held accountable for their actions.

As I have often openly stated to members of Gonzo Today, I am a parent of a child who was victimized by such a predator. It is a nightmare that I wouldn’t welcome or wish on any other human being in society.

This individual was a family member, and upon further investigation I learned this individual had been suspected multiple otimes of molesting other underage children including his own step-children from a prior marriage. The emotional and mental toll that my child and my immediate family have had to endure from this has been nothing short of hell. And maybe based on this knowledge some of you potential pedophiles who read this are thankful that I am not in a position to dictate criminal law and punishment for said offenses.

Simply put, at the end of the day if you want to eliminate the problem of underage sex offenders, you eliminate the source of it. Shame on you Oklahoma for not taking a proactive step in eliminating these predators and shame on a society which would grant such vile pieces of shit the right of liberty that they cannot and will not ever be able to exercise.

Breaking through The Twilight Zone

By Donnie Casto II

“It has forever been thus: So long as men write what they think, then all of the other freedoms – all of them – may remain intact. And it is then that writing becomes a weapon of truth, an article of faith, an act of courage.” – Rod Serling

The Twilight Zone broke new ground in the format of media, television and writing when it first aired back in 1959. Rod Serling broke uncharted ground in television by tackling issues that up to that point had remained subject to censorship or were a taboo ‘elephant in the room’ no one would dare discuss at the family dinner table. Serling, along with other writers, including the great Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson, and a host of others, covered themes such as racism, government, war, society and human nature in general in a horror and sci-fi format. This format had previously been mastered by such great authors like George Orwell with his classic works Animal Farm and 1984, Oscar Wilde’s The Portrait of Dorian Gray, and H.G. Wells’ social class epic, The Time Machine.

Despite a series of revivals of the classic television show, all have failed to come close to the epic potential of Serling’s vision. Very few in television, writing, or journalism have come close to Serling’s consistent plethora of visionary writing that offered entertainment along with enlightened critical thinking, and did so in a format that captured the viewer’s attention while making people aware of the relevant social issues of the modern day. Continue reading

The Cult of Nemesis-Part II

The Cult of Nemesis: Part 2: Tale of the Reaper…
(read Part One here)

By Donnie Casto II

The troubadour found himself troubled at the writing of the Nemeian acolyte. “How could such a cult gain such a following over the minds of mankind?” he wondered to himself. Turning around, he found himself face to face with a man whose essence and eyes burned of vengeance, revenge, and who was accompanied by the atmosphere of something far worse than Death itself. It was as if for a second, the troubadour found a kindred spirit of sorts. “You are not a Nemeian, my quarrel lays not at your feet, dark storyteller.” Weary, soaked in blood, and taking a moment’s rest in a graveyard of the blessed and the damned; the reaper asked the troubadour to record this story. If there exist something far worse than the angel of death, I submit to you the reader, an explanation of the story of a man now known as the harbinger of the Nemeians, the reaper, the one who neither the light of the One embraces nor the either of the Neme will claim.  Continue reading

The Cult of Nemesis-Part 1

The troubadour found himself in the midst of tombs and holy places where the soulless and dead were to rest. Deep in empty thought, where the souls of dead spoke in the flutter of the wind, a being clothed in scarlet robes with flaked dry and scaled skin dropped to his feet. “Take. . . take this scroll, read it well, the reaper, the man of sorrows comes.” Shaking his head and rubbing his eyes from what seemed to be a bad dream, the robes lay in a pile in a pool of violet fluid in which swam maggots, worms, and rot. Not sure if this language or writing was in this world or another, the troubadour sat down at the unmarked grave, and reports this- the tale of another.

We have been around since the dawn of mankind. The grand illusion of warm living flesh, sincere ‘human’ emotion, and blood that conceals the dry ashen skin, which would make a reptilian of our Illuminati full of envy. Greed, power, wealth . . . words that have been corrupted from the purpose our plan. We have played a role in which these words of been spoken, a double speak as it were to the intentions we harbor, and those who have been faithful to the Dagan, Satan, Lucifer, whatever title given only find themselves a parcel in the grand plan of the cause of the Neme. Continue reading