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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mondo de la Vega: When will he snap?

Mondo de la Vega - A ticking time bomb?
If you’re like me, you’re scared of Mondo. He’s the shady ex-con who has somehow made his way onto The Jim Bakker Show, and he now represents Jim’s foodbucket connection to the Latino market.

I first saw Mondo on The Jim Bakker Show a couple years ago when he was welcomed on as a friend of Jim’s. Mondo told some outlandish story about performing miracles over in Europe somewhere. I don’t remember all the specifics, but I do recall that Mondo claimed the television media were present to witness the spectacle and that he almost got into a fistfight with a bunch of European bikers at the end. (For the record, I can find no evidence of Miracle Mondo in any European media sources). The whole story was very strange, and frankly it only served to confirm (to me at least) that Mondo de la Vega is a lunatic, and a dangerous one at that.

When Mondo speaks, he is calculating and premeditated. Mondo shows no emotion, because Mondo feels no emotion. His cold, steely eyes remain expressionless as he speaks, and his demeanor never changes. I think Jim feels he can control Mondo by relating to him as a former prison inmate, but nobody controls Mondo but Mondo. Jim would have a better chance at taming a wild African lion than taming a wild Mondo de la Vega.

What’s most ironic (and scary) about Mondo-the-reformed-gangster is that I don't think he’s even reformed: his twitter account is @Mondo18st (as in 18th Street Gang). His life of crime is not in the rearview mirror, it’s riding shotgun down the boulevard with him. Or so it seems, why else would he still keep a connection to his 'old' gangster life? I hear Osama bin Laden is still alive but has renounced terrorism...follow his tweet @binLadenAlQaeda. See what I mean?

Now keep in mind that Mondo is married to a daughter of one of the Lennon Sisters. I cannot fathom how that marriage was ever allowed to proceed, but proceed it did. Mondo may have been a Latin novelty for them Ozark folks at first, but now he’s family. I can’t imagine anyone in that entire family is comfortable being alone with the guy...Hell, I’m hundreds of miles away in Orlando, Florida, and I’m not even comfortable watching him on tv. (Note: I’m not actually in Orlando, but I want to keep Mondo and any potential assassins off my tail.)

Mondo’s wife is probably a lovely girl, and since she’s not a willful part of The Jim Bakker Show I’ll let her be. But I fear for her safety because Mondo is a ticking time bomb. We’ve already seen Happy Mondo during weddings and baby births; that Mondo is an ice-cold, passionless sub-human. I wonder, does anyone know what Angry Mondo looks like?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is too funny - you can make this up. Trying to pay Jay Bakker to come see his old man.

mondo18st mondo de la vega
Jay, are u open to be here for your dads 50 th ministry anavirsary if we fly you in and pay you an honorarium? @jaybakker

ron said...

Yep, I caught that too. Imagine how repulsive Jim Bakker must be as a human being when his own son requires payment to visit him.

Anyone think Bakker will really cry when they fake surprise him on the 50th anniversary episode with Jay? I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

If all his travel to Europe was true...meaning that he was clean back then...since "they" can't get a passport if there are outstanding warrants, court dates, a condition of parole or probation, or if they have been convicted of certain drug trafficking crimes. He was/is a GOOD guy...I guess.
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ron said...

Mondo's teardrop tattoo says otherwise...;)

Anonymous said...

re: mondo's wife. shes been on the show before and as jim loves to do he dug up her past also. said she was a party girl into drugs, drink and sex. the blacksheep of the family but now god has saved her and put her in mondo's bed. also mondo during the dino flood marathon we learned that mondo had a house in the same neighbourhood but the bank foreclosed and kicked them out so really god was just looking after them because the house flooded anyway. of course why didnt god save dino's house? i dont speak jim bakker logic so i cant explain,.

Anonymous said...

Good point anonymous about the passport. Jim did not go to Europe. Just Lori and the girls did. Seems to me I haven't heard about any trips requiring a passport. Do you need one to take luxurious cruses in the Bahamas? So is he really the good guy you're trying to make him out to be?!

Anonymous said...

Jim had his 70th birthday a year or two ago. Big New Years Eve celebration/birthday party. Don't think either Jay or Tammy Sue was there. I'm sure if they had been there Jim would have made sure they were on tape. Didn't see them on any taping of that event.

Anonymous said...

If someone wants to pay me a honorarium I will be more then happy to attend.

Daniel said...

lol anonymous yeah me too

Nedzo said...

The Lennon sisters must be PROUD!!

Anonymous said...

According to Lori's Book, Mondo was known as Armondo Saavedra back in Dream Center days. I plan on doing a criminal record search on that name. Wouldn't be surprised if he becomes responsible for bring the hood to the Ozarks.

Anonymous said...

so when dino's and mondo's house floated away, did the food buckets in the basement go too...?

Anonymous said...

Guess I should expect this from a bunch of people who wouldn't know the Lord if he slapped you up side your head.

Anonymous said...

Just the tip, the tip of my ...., do a flip, a flip on my .... Just the tip!!

GURUOFAWARDS said...

Change is possible with God. Only the Father knows. Pray instead for him if you believe something to be wrong.