Sunday, August 20, 2017

OUSTED STEVE BANNON TO GO AFTER THOSE DAMN JEWS IN THE WEST WING

Bannon plans to target Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Gary Cohn, and he’ll throw in an Irishman, H.R. McMaster, to show he’s not anti-Semitic

Ousted from the White House, a thoroughly pissed off Steve Bannon promised to declare war on the ‘West Wing Democrats’ who he blames for killing “the Trump presidency that we fought for, and won.”

Bannon, who has long been accused of anti-Semitism, will target those damn Jews in the White House, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn. He’ll also throw in an Irishman, national security adviser H.R. McMaster, to show he’s not anti-Semitic.

Bannon also plans to go after “Establishment Republicans” House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Majority leader Mitch McConnell.

The ousted Trump aide is returning to his roots at Breitbart, a far-right website. Bannon is likely to be a wrecking ball, much to the delight of the Democrats.

Bannon claims credit for Trump’s election triumph, but the president will rue the day he ever associated himself with this asshole.

MISSOURI LEGISLATOR EXPRESSES WISH FOR TRUMP ASSASSINATION

by Bob Walsh

Maria Chappelle-Nadal is, at least for the nonce, a member of the legislature of the great state of Missouri. In a back-and-forth over non-public Facebook page she wished that President Trump would be assassinated. Pretty much every major politician in the state is calling for her resignation, even those in her own Democrat party. She is, so far, declining to do so.

In an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Ms. Chapelle-Nadal allowed as how what she said was "wrong" and has since said she didn't really mean it. She stated her thoughts were due to frustration over President Trumps comments over the hoorah in Charlottesville. She also worked in a comment about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, which is in her constituency.

She also said she would apologize when Trump apologized. It is unknown whether or not the Secret Service has had a word with her lately.

FEMALE SPANISH COP REHABILITATES FOUR GOAT FUCKER JIHADIS

by Bob Wash

A female police officer on foot patrol with her partner terminally rehabilitated four of five jihadi goat fuckers in the seafront city of Cambrils.

The officer and her partner were on foot patrol about 1 a.m. when the Audi A-3 carrying five goat fucker terrorists came barreling thru, running down and injuring her partner while killing one citizen and injuring others.

The goat fuckers then bailed out and charged the female officer. She killed four of the five with her H&K 9mm pistol. The fifth goat fucker then ran like a scalded cat into a nearby park where he was shot to death by other officers. It took 15 rounds to bring down #5, who appeared to be cranked out of his gord.

All of them were wearing fake suicide vests, using coke cans as fake explosive. Clearly we need coke can control. . .

WHEEE, I’M HIGH AND I’M FLYING

Girl, 17, crashed car into Clinton County, Indiana home while high on opiates, traveling 107 mph and killing two sisters inside the house

Fox 59
August 18, 2017

CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. – A teen accused of crashing a car into a Clinton County home and killing two sisters was under the influence and driving 107 miles per hour, according to court documents.

Alia Sierra, 17, was waived to adult court. She faces the following charges:

*2 counts reckless homicide (level 5 felony )
*2 counts causing death when operating a motor vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance (level 5 felony)
* 2 counts causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (level 5 felony)
*1 count causing serious bodily injury when operating a vehicle while intoxicated (level 5 felony )
*1 count causing serious bodily injury when operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II substance in the body (level 5 felony)
*1 count criminal recklessness (level 6 felony)
*1 count criminal mischief (level 6 felony)

Police say Sierra crashed into a home just before 9:30 p.m. on July 12 in the 4900 block of West County Road 300 North.

Two sisters, 17-year-old Haleigh Fullerton and 8-year-old Callie Fullerton, were watching TV in the living room when they were hit by the car. They were killed on impact.

"You do everything that you can to keep your child safe. Your child is at home, they are in the living room, you know where they are and what they are doing and then within a matter of seconds, they are done. There is nothing that can bring that back for the family," said Clinton County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Christine Smith.

The girls’ mother, Bridget Fullerton, was walking into the room as the car came crashing through the home; she was flown by helicopter to an Indianapolis-area hospital for treatment. She is expected to make a full recovery.

According to court documents, Sierra was driving a white 2007 Honda Accord at the time of the crash. One of the passengers in the car with Sierra told her to slow down prior to the crash. Another passenger told police he repeatedly asked to be let out of the vehicle. He said Sierra told them her car was “the beast” and talked about how fast it could go.

Sierra went off the roadway when she hit a bump and swerved to miss a tree. Investigators determined she was traveling at least 107 miles per hour when her car left the roadway.

Police conducted a urine screen after the crash, and she tested positive for opiates.

Sierra's lawyer Steven Knecht tells us he is surprised that the teen is being charged as an adult and is pushing to get the case back to juvenile court.

The Clinton County Prosecutors office tells us the evidence, in this case, will prevent that move.

"The matter has been waived into adult court however we anticipate an appeal being filed regarding that waiver order," said Steven Knecht.

"It is tragic on both sides. It is tough for the defendant and her family and the Fullerton's...I don't think that viewers can imagine what they are going through right now," said Chief Deputy Prosecutor Smith.

SHE WON’T BE EXTRACTING THE WRONG TEETH AGAIN

Suspended North Dakota oral surgeon dies of an overdose

By Blair Emerson

Bismarck Tribune
August 17, 2017

A Bismarck oral surgeon who was temporarily suspended from practicing died from an overdose Monday night in her north Bismarck home.

Dr. Mansureh Iravani, 50, was a dentist and doctor in solo practice at the Oral Surgery Center of Bismarck. A witness found her and called the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to Lt. Tracy Nelson. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid considerably more powerful and deadly than heroin, was found inside the residence.

Nelson said Metro Area Ambulance Services attempted to revive Iravani using Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, but it didn't work. She was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Nelson said an autopsy has been completed, but a toxicology report identifying the drug Iravani overdosed on could take several weeks. Her death remains under investigation.

Iravani had closed her practice in March after the North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners temporarily suspended her license. Iravani had been accused of pulling wrong teeth, starting procedures without enough sedation and yanking surgical stitches from a patient's mouth. Iravani denied the allegations, which she said had been made by former disgruntled employees. A hearing on the matter was pending.

Bonnie Johnson, a friend of Iravani's, remembers Iravani as as being caring, "zany" and having an "upbeat personality."

"She was always giving," said Johnson, who met Iravani three years ago at a local yoga class. "Always wanting to help — especially others."

Iravani, who is originally from Florida, graduated with a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Florida in 1992, according to a family obituary posted online. She later received her doctor of dental medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Cleveland in 1997. Iravani practiced oral surgery for 20 years, including 13 years in Bismarck.

A gathering for Iravani will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Parkway Funeral Service in Bismarck. Johnson said a concert featuring Iravani's favorite music and supporting Furry Friends Rocking Rescue, Iravani's other passion, will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Post in Mandan.

OPEN SEASON ON COPS

Gunman shoots one cop dead and critically wounds another in Florida - and four other officers are shot across the country in night of violence against law enforcement

Daily Mail
August 19, 2017

One police officer was killed and five others were shot during a blood bath that stretched across the East Coast on Friday night.

Officer Matthew Baxter, a three-year veteran, was killed while Sergeant Sam Howard was severely injured in Kissimmee, Florida.

Two other officers were shot two hours away in Jacksonville and another two cops were shot in Fairchance, Pennsylvania.

Kissimmee Police Department Chief Jeffrey O'Dell said Howard, who has been on the force for 10 years, was in 'grave critical condition' and his prognosis 'does not look good'.

O'Dell suggested that the two officers were ambushed and did not return fire. He believes there was only one shooter.

Three out of four suspects believed to be involved in the shooting are currently in custody, O'Dell told NBC Miami. One remains at large.

O'Dell said during a press conference that there is no danger to the public.

He also revealed that Baxter was a father of three young children and had been married to another Kissimmee police officer.

O'Dell said Howard was also a father.

President Donald Trump was quick to comment on the shooting, tweeting that his thoughts and prayers were with 'Kissimmee Police and their loved ones'.

'We are with you!' he added, including the hashtag #LESM.

Florida Governor Rick Scott also tweeted that he was 'heartbroken' to hear of the officer's death.

'Tonight we lost a brave officer - Matthew Baxter. Husband/father/hero. Praying for @kissimmeepolice,' he wrote in another tweet.

Of the two officers shot during a separate incident in Jacksonville around 11pm. One is in stable condition and another is in critical condition.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said the officers were dispatched for an attempted suicide call.

When officers approached the scene, gunfire could be heard inside the home. The officers then entered the residence.

According to authorities, the suspect was armed with a high powered rifle. The suspect shot through the home's front door toward the officers.

One officer was injured in both hands, while the other was injured in the stomach.

The officers exchanged gunfire and struck the unidentified suspect, who was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Scott also tweeted that he was 'praying' for the two Jacksonville officers.

'Just learned of two @JSOPIO in danger tonight – we stand with ALL law enforcement in Florida,' he added in a separate tweet.

One officer is reported to be in critical condition, while the other is in stable condition.

In a third shooting, two Pennsylvania State Troopers are stable and expected to survive, according to ABC News.

The officers were shot Friday night in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh.

It was revealed that the suspect is deceased, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Melinda Bondarenka told the site.

Bondarenka said one of the troopers was flown from the scene to Morgantown Hospital and the other transported by ambulance to Uniontown Hospital.

At least one of the officers had injuries that were 'not life threatening'.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kissimmee Sgt. Sam Howard succumbed to his gunshot wounds..

WILL ANYONE CLAIM WHAT THE DOG FOUND?

Golden retriever discovers $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in Oregon backyard

by KATU News
August 18, 2017

YAMHILL COUNTY, Ore. – A golden retriever’s owners thought their dog found a time capsule in their backyard when he started digging one day. Instead, he discovered approximately $85,000 worth of black tar heroin, the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office said.

“Kenyon” the dog was 18 months old when he started unburying something in his family’s yard in early August.

When his owners found a package underground, they told authorities they thought it was a time capsule and they filmed themselves opening it.

Soon after opening the packaged, they realized it was not a time capsule, but instead some type of drug.

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Officer responded and identified the substance as over 15 ounces of black tar heroin. Sheriff Tim Svenson praised Kenyon for his backyard discovery.

Svenson presented him with an official Yamhill County K9 citation ribbon and named him an honorary narcotics K9 for life.

STEM CELL INFUSION TO KEEP A FAILING TICKER GOING

Could Newborn Heart Stem Cells Jump-Start Old Hearts? Rat study suggests they can, but animal research doesn't always pan out in humans

Health Day Newa
August 15, 2017

Stem cells from young hearts might breathe new life into aging ones, research in rats suggests.

In the study, a special type of stem cells was taken from the hearts of newborn rats and injected into the hearts of old rats, average age 22 months. Other rats from the same age group were given saline shots instead.

Baseline heart function was measured in all the rats, using echocardiograms, treadmill stress tests and blood analysis. The group of older rats underwent an additional round of testing one month after receiving the stem cells from the hearts of the young rats.

The old rats who were given stem cells showed better heart function, a 20 percent increase in exercise capacity and, oddly enough, an improved ability to regrow hair.

"Our previous lab studies and human clinical trials have shown promise in treating heart failure using cardiac [heart] stem cell infusions," said co-primary investigator Dr. Eduardo Marban, director of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Heart Institute in Los Angeles.

"Now we find that these specialized stem cells could turn out to reverse problems associated with aging of the heart," he said in an institute news release.

"The way the cells work to reverse aging is fascinating," Marban added. "They secrete tiny vesicles that are chock-full of signaling molecules such as RNA and proteins. The vesicles from young cells appear to contain all the needed instructions to turn back the clock."

But more research is needed, the investigators said.

"This study didn't measure whether receiving the [specialized] cells extended life spans, so we have a lot more work to do," added co-primary investigator Dr. Lilian Grigorian-Shamagian. She is a postdoctoral researcher at Cedars-Sinai.

"We have much to study, including whether [heart stem cells] need to come from a young donor to have the same rejuvenating effects," Grigorian-Shamagian explained.

The findings were published Aug. 14 in the European Heart Journal.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

TESLA PUT TOGETHER IN UNDER 5 MINUTES

ANOTHER JERRY PROJECT MAY BE IN TROUBLE ..... IF WE ARE LUCKY

by Bob Walsh

Second only to his toy train is Jerry Brown's fondness for water diversion. He wants to send every drop of water he possibly can to SoCal so that they can have nice lawns and golf courses. Fuck the farmers. Fuck the people in NoCal. The VOTES are in SoCal and San Francisco (which has its own protected water supply from Hetch Hetchy).

Sacramento County just filed a lawsuit, along with a water agency in Placer County, against the diversion tunnels. Several other groups, including some cities and business organizations, have also done so. Butte County is preparing its own lawsuit in the matter.

The Sacramento suit asserts that the DWR (Dept of Water Resources) is ignoring environmental laws and the damage to agricultural land.

WHEN LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE IS NOT LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

When it's in California

by Bob Walsh

Jerry Brown is a former Jesuit seminarian and is a notorious and self-confessed liberal. He loves criminals and hates punishment (except possibly self-flagellation). Like most of his ilk he hates the idea of personal responsibility and labeling people as criminals. Unlike most people he has the power to do something about it.

Jerry has just launched into another orgy of prison sentence commutations. This time around it was a total of nine people, six of whom were murderers. Four of them, including one woman, were doing life without parole.

This begs an interesting question. Jerry said repeatedly (every time he was up for election) that, even though her was personally opposed to the death penalty, that he would enforce the death penalty. Strange, isn't it, that there hasn't been an execution in CA for ages and the population of death row now exceeds 700.

So, will Jerry commute all, or virtually all, of the death sentences on his way out the door? (He has commuted none thus far.) I don't know, but it wouldn't surprise me one little bit.

DER DUMMKOPF DOES IT AGAIN

Responding to the Barcelona terrorist attack, Trump said to study what Pershing did, a story he told during his presidential campaign, which has been shown as fake

Speaking in Charleston, S.C. on February 19, 2016, here is a part of Trump’s campaign rhetoric:

“They were having terrorism problems [In the Philippines in June 1913], just like we do. He [Gen. John 'Black Jack' Pershing] caught 50 terrorists that did tremendous damage and killed many people and he took the 50 terrorists and he took 50 men and he dipped 50 bullets in pig's blood.

And he had his men load his rifles, and he lined up the 50 people, and they shot 49 of those people, and the 50th person. ‘You go back to your people and you tell them what happened.’

And for 25 years. there wasn't a problem. For 25 years there wasn't a problem. Okay? Twenty-five years, there wasn't a problem. So we better start getting tough!”


A version of that story started circulating around the internet shortly after 9/11. I’ve received it at least half-a-dozen times. There’s no truth to this story. It’s fake news!

I cannot conceive that none of Trump’s aides told him the story was false. That he would ever refer to it again stretches the imagination. And yet here is what he tweeted on Thursday:

“Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!”

Oops, Trump jumped from 25 years to 55 years. It’s no big deal to embellish a fable by 10 years.

Trump has been complaining about fake news, but it seems he gets a lot of his news from fake emails that have been circulating through the internet or from unreliable websites.

That’s why I call Trump der dummkopf.

IS TRUMP A RACIST?

Circling the Square of President Trump’s Relationship With Race

By Yamiche Alcindor and Maggie Haberman

The New York Times
August 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — Kara Young, a model who dated Donald J. Trump for two years before he married another model named Melania Knauss, remembers clearly bringing up her race with the real estate tycoon early in their relationship. As with so many issues, he steered the conversation to celebrity.

“I didn’t hide my race from Donald Trump. He knew,” Ms. Young said in a rare interview. “He would say, ‘You’re like Derek Jeter.’ And I would say, ‘Exactly.’”

“I never heard him say a disparaging comment towards any race of people,” she added.

The furor that Mr. Trump has created with his equivocation over the violence this weekend at a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va., has refocused attention on the president’s relationship with matters of race. Long before he embarked on his improbable political career, he had courted racial controversy, calling for the death penalty for five black and Latino teens who were later shown to have been wrongly convicted of a rape in Central Park, settling a Justice Department suit that charged the family business with housing discrimination and falsely accusing the nation’s first black president of being born in Kenya.

Beyond dating a biracial woman, he made outsize efforts to hang out publicly with African-American celebrities: the boxing promoter Don King, the hip-hop impresarios Kanye West, Russell Simmons and Sean Combs, and celebrities as big as Muhammad Ali, James Brown and Michael Jackson.

But more than ever, the question is being asked: Is Mr. Trump personally racist?

The few African-Americans in his inner circle respond with an emphatic no. Most privately describe him as a 71-year-old man with fixed views and a cloistered history, raised in a heavily white enclave in Queens, who came of age and built a tower in the Manhattan sky when New York City was roiling with racial strife.

“Just because you’re a nationalist and you’re white doesn’t make you a white nationalist,” said Katrina Pierson, an African-American who was a spokeswoman for Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. “Putting Americans first makes you a nationalist and in that case, I’m a nationalist. I think we should take care of our families and our children first.”

Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development and the only African-American in Mr. Trump’s cabinet, said while on a trip to Louisiana on Monday that the controversy over Mr. Trump’s statements on the violence in Charlottesville were “little squabbles” that were “being blown out of proportion.”

“We have got to begin to think more logically and stop trying to stir up controversy and start concentrating on the issues that really threaten us and threaten our children,” Mr. Carson said.

Critics see a man who has viewed African-Americans as tools for his personal advancement. The Democratic National Committee on Thursday distributed a litany of past offenses, under the headline “Trump’s Very Long History of Racism.”

“There was never any engagement that would be mutually beneficial. It was someone hiring you to entertain them and make them money,” said the Rev. Al Sharpton, with whom Mr. Trump was friendly at various points as they both came up as characters in the New York City tabloids.

“He has made a deliberate choice to not be inclusive and to be racially exclusive,” said Mr. Sharpton, now a fierce critic of the president. “He has nobody black, at all, in his inner circle.”

Others see a much more complicated social life, less exclusionary than exclusive, infatuated with celebrity of all colors but personally close to few people, regardless of background. Abe Wallach, a former Trump Organization executive, said Mr. Trump is colorblind when it comes to keeping people at bay.

“Forget black friends — he doesn’t have any friends,” said Mr. Wallach, who left on poor terms with Mr. Trump after a history of credit card theft. “He’s actually a lonely man.”

Mr. Trump does have a small handful of close friends, but most are people he has done business with over the years. At one point, he gave free office space to Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Ms. Young, while adamant in her defense of Mr. Trump, did discount his elbow-rubbing with the black celebrity class as an indication of his open-mindedness.

“It’s definitely easier to be with your own kind. It’s easier for everybody, so if someone is super, super special and super, super interesting you can take them out,” Ms. Young said. “I think it was very interesting to him to meet and hang out with Russell Simmons and meet Sean Combs.”

But when asked whether she thought Mr. Trump was racist or supported white supremacist ideals, Ms. Young said, “That was not my experience.”

Ms. Young was among the few African-Americans to be personally close to the real estate developer and reality television star.

She dated Mr. Trump nearly 20 years ago, but Ms. Young, whose mother is black and whose father is white, recalled a man with limited understanding of other cultures. He didn’t talk much about race or racial history, she said, but he had a curious racial awareness and a propensity for stereotypes.

“We went to the U.S. Open once, and a lot of black people came because it was Venus and Serena,” she said, referring to the Williams sisters. “He was impressed that a lot of black people came to the U.S. Open because they were playing.”

Black people, he seemed to think, did not watch tennis.

Ms. Young, who would not give her age but said she was roughly two decades younger than Mr. Trump, began dating him around 1997. Mr. Trump spotted Ms. Young at a party in the Hamptons and later asked someone for her number and called her.

Their pairing made headlines, after Ms. Young was reported to have left her then-boyfriend, a celebrity reporter named A.J. Benza, for Mr. Trump, a fact that Mr. Trump boasted of on talk radio.

“A.J. doesn’t like Trump for one reason: I stole his girlfriend. I took her away like he was a dog,” Mr. Trump told his friend, the radio shock jock Howard Stern.

Ms. Young said she had watched the fallout from Charlottesville and was “horrified” by his comments putting white supremacists and counterprotesters on the same plane.

She despaired over the racial landscape in the country and her former boyfriend’s stoking of tensions.

“It’s horrifying what happened at the rally,” Ms. Young said. “I think it’s crazy, and I think it’s sad that this is where our country is.”

Lynne Patton, who heads the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New York and New Jersey office and is black, said Mr. Trump had a diverse set of people around him that included some close African-American associates, like Mr. Carson and Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a White House aide.

The president “doesn’t see color the way the average person does,” she said. He assesses people based on “their successes and their failures.”

Ms. Pierson said she was proof that Mr. Trump was not a racist because as soon as he decided to run for president, he hired her as a national spokeswoman for his campaign and encouraged her to speak on multiple television networks.

“A racist does not pick a single black mother to represent his entire freaking presidential campaign,” Ms. Pierson said. “A racist would not endorse Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign in the ’80s twice. A racist would also not spend his time and his resources to bring African-Americans into Wall Street.”

Mr. Wallach recalled Mr. Trump telling a colleague at the company to apologize to Mr. Wallach for an anti-Semitic comment once.

“He judges people by what kind of deal he can make with them,” Mr. Wallach said. “That’s his god.”

FOOTBALL IS OBVIOUSLY THE RELIGION OF TEXAS

New $70.3 million high school football stadium in Katy is the most expensive one in the U.S.

NBC News
August 17, 2017

KATY, Texas -- The most expensive high school football stadium in the nation will be unveiled Thursday night.

The Katy, Texas, stadium cost $70.3 million to build. Voters originally approved construction in 2014 when the estimated price tag was $58 million.

District officials say more than 77,000 students from eight high schools will benefit from the stadium.

The facility is called Legacy stadium, while the field is named after Mike Johnston, who led the Katy Tigers to three state football titles in seven years.

Texas is also home to other expensive high school football stadiums, including a $63 million dollar one McKinney, Texas, voters approved last year, and a $60 million stadium in Allen, Texas, according to the New York Times.

Friday, August 18, 2017

DER DUMMKOPF WALKED RIGHT INTO THE TRAP SET FOR HIM BY THE GOTCHA REPORTERS

Trump may need the help of Kim Jong-un to get him out of shithole he now finds himself in

It’s certainly no secret that ever since he started campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump and the media have been at war with each other. And from the moment he sent Hillary packing, the hostility of the media seems aimed at driving Trump out of office. When confronting him, reporters are just itching to get Trump to fall into a gotcha trap. And that’s exactly what happened at the Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday.

At the conclusion of a conference on the nation’s infrastructure, Trump stepped out for a press conference and asked for questions on infrastructure. Although there were a few questions on the infrastructure, for the most part Trump was badgered with questions about him blaming both sides for the Charlottesville riots. And sure enough, he walked right into the trap set for him by the gotcha reporters.

A pissed off president spouted out an unscripted tirade that may haunt him for the rest of his presidency. For the most part what Trump said was close to what I have been saying, but he really blew it when he said:

“You have some very bad people in that [neo-Nazi and white supremacy] group, but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.”

Fine people on both sides? While there were some fine people among the counter demonstration side, how can the president say there were fine people in the rabble of Neo-Nazis, KKK, white supremacists and white nationalists? Those were a bunch of scumbags shouting out slogans of hate. A bare-chested skin head told reporters that “Donald Trump’s daughter [Ivanka] was stolen by a Jew [Jared Kushner].”

Once in this shithole, the reporters pounced on Trump with a vengeance, accusing him of assigning moral equivalency between the hate groups and their opposition. Trump’s 20-minute long unscripted got him deeper in the hole as he went along. It was obvious that he got pissed off and much of what he said was said in anger. At one point he pointed his finger at the reporters and said:

“I think there's blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it and you [reporters] don't have any doubt about it either and- and- and- and if you reported it accurately, you would say it.”

Spot on! But that wasn’t anywhere near enough to get him out of the catastrophic situation he got himself into with his ‘fine people’ remark.

I used a harsh term to describe our president – Der Dummkopf – a knucklehead. You could see a grimacing Gen. John Kelly, the President’s chief of staff, standing nearby, head bowed and arms folded.tightly. I suspect he folded his arms so as to refrain from punching his boss out.

All of this could have been prevented. Trump had to know in advance that the reporters would go after him for blaming both sides earlier. Trump should have started the press conference by telling the reporters, “I’m here because of a meeting on infrastructure. I’m only going to answer questions on the infrastructure and I will not … let me repeat that, I will not take questions on anything else.” And then he should have disciplined himself not to take any questions on Charlottesville, no matter how many were asked.

But Der Dummkopf couldn’t resist taking on the hated press. And so Trump stepped right into the trap laid for him by the gotcha reporters. This could haunt Trump for the remainder of his presidency.

Right now it looks as though only North Korea’s Kim Jong-un can get Trump out of this shithole. If the little fat guy with the weirdo hairdo does something with his missiles and nukes that actually endangers Guam, Trump could unleash our military might against North Korea. Once at war, the country would unite behind the president and all would be forgiven and forgotten.

But damn it, it has now been reported that little Kim has just backed off of his threats to attack Guam. Damn that little squirt!

FLORIDA CORRECTIONAL OFFICER KLAN MEMBERS CONVICTED IN PLOT

by Bob Walsh

Two former Florida State Correctional Officers, who are also members of the KKK, have been convicted in a plot to kill a black inmate who attacked anther Klan member officer.

David Elliot Moran, 49, and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 45, were both found guilty of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in Columbia County. The plot started up when Officer Thomas Jordan Driver, 27, was bitten during a fight with the inmate in question. The inmate was believed to be infected with HIV and hepatitis. The inmate had been released and the murder was suppose to take place on the street.

Driver has already copped a plea and got four years.

The three men were arrested in 2015 after a joint local, state and federal investigation. Newcomb had already been fired for a training failure unrelated to the plot.

THE RISE OF THE ‘ANTIFA’

The rise of the 'antifa': Combative leftists and self-described anarchists who are ready and willing to use violence against neo-Nazis and the alt-right

By Hannah Parry

Daily Mail
August 16, 2017

Hailed as Nazi-fighting heroes by some, or violent hooligans no better than the supremacists they oppose by others, whatever you think of antifa, the movement is rapidly on the rise.

Antifa, short for anti-fascist or Anti Fascist Action, has been around since the 1920s where it emerged as a response to the growing Nazism spreading across Europe.

Since then, they have existed mainly on the fringes, but have gathered in force over the years to oppose racist, violent fascist groups, from clashes with Nazis on the streets of Germany, Italy, and Spain in the 1930s, to taking on the skinheads of the 1980s.

Now as America's extremist right wing groups become emboldened and more vocal under President Trump, the anti-fascist movement have had a huge boost in popularity as people join the ranks of the left wing group to oppose the alt-right.

The result is clashes on America's streets, the likes of which have not been seen since the civil rights marches of the 1960s.

Once seen as rather extreme left wing faction, the antifa are generally anarchists who believe the best way to take on the alt-right is through direct action.

'We are... in the fightin' Nazis business,' said Antifa member and The Nation journalist Natasha Lennard, in a piece titled 'It's time to make Nazis afraid again.

'Antifa is a promise to neo-Nazis and their bedfellows that we will confront them in the streets; we will expose them online and inform their place of employ. We are not venues to deny space to far right events; we are vowing that all far-right events will be bombarded and besieged.'

Antifa-aligned journal It's Going Down warns that members 'have to organize to defend ourselves' against the alt-right.

'If we allow the alt-right and neo-Nazis to organize in our communities, the consequences will be fatal,' they wrote. 'Charlottesville is just the beginning.'

'We have to stand up to white supremacists, we have to shut down and chase out these bigots every time they try to organize, or else they will kill more people. The police will not protect us.'

They even have an article, titled 'So you want to join the resistance?' with tips on becoming an antifa member and anarchist, such as the advice to 'support all resistance against the state.'

Neo-Nazis and left wing activists have been fighting on the fringes of society for years.

But as white supremacist groups becomes emboldened under a president, who not only has support from the alt-right, but refused to condemn the Unite the Right protesters at Saturday's deadly Charlottesville rally, where a white nationalist plowed into a crowd of counter protesters, antifa has also found itself growing in popularity.

Some of their recent actions have become internet legend, such as the moment on Inauguration Day, a masked activist punched the white-supremacist leader Richard Spencer, and have found mass support in the mainstream left.

After the punch an instant meme, Twitter was flooded with viral versions of the video clip set to music, prompting Barack Obama speech writer Jon Favreau to tweet: 'I don't care how many different songs you set Richard Spencer being punched to, I'll laugh at every one.'

Portland, Oregon, has seen some of the worst clashes as the city, a mainstay of liberal, antifa activists, went up against neo-Nazis in a state which once had the highest Ku Klux Klan membership rate in America.

Following Trump's surprise election, masked protesters held demonstrations which saw store windows smashed and vandalism across the city. Violence erupted at a Rally for Trump and Freedom in the suburb of Vancouver after activists threw smoke bombs.

They have clashed again and again since then, including at a June rally, which featured alt-right's Kyle Chapman, who shot to internet fame for attacking an antifa activist with a wooden post. Antifa responded by throwing bricks until the police dispersed them.

Yet, while many of the alt-right have become YouTube stars or infamous in their own right, members of antifa generally prefer to keep out the limelight, wearing helmets, face masks and body armor at demonstrations which not only keep their identities anonymous, but presents an intimidating front for their enemy.

Other headline grabbing confrontations include when protesters shoved controversial conservative political scientist Charles Murray when he spoke at Middlebury College, in Vermont, in March, and the huge, and violent clash between antifa and the alt-right after they prevented former Breitbart.com editor Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at UC Berkeley.

Their main criticism of antifa, aside form the violence, is that by forcing venues to cancel right-wing speakers, and nationalist demonstrations, they are denying First Amendment rights and acting like the very authoritarian dictators they stand against.

Trump supporter Joey Gibson, who organized the rally in Portland in June, told The Atlantic his 'biggest pet peeve is when mayors have police stand down. (Antifa) don't want conservatives to be coming together and speaking.'

But the stakes only appear to be escalating, as Gibson - as well as other conservative groups in Portland - announced they were bringing in far-right militia to deal with protesters.

And as the alt-right continues to flourish under Trump and his allegedly racist rhetoric, these clashes are only going to get bigger and bloodier, as antifa rises to meet the growing threat.

IT MUST BE TEXANS DOING THE SHOOTING IN SAN FRANCISCO BECAUSEIN THE LONE STAR STATE FIRING FROM CARS DAILY IS AS NATURAL AS PEEING

Bay Area freeways average one car-to-car shooting every week, CHP data show

By Joseph Serna

Los Angeles Times
August 17, 2017

For almost two years now, the San Francisco Bay Area’s freeways have averaged at least one car-to-car shooting a week.

The reasons for some are unknown, some others were the result of road rage, but most, according to the California Highway Patrol, are tied to gangs.

Since Nov. 1, 2015, there have been 100 car-to-car shootings, the most recent occurring Tuesday in Alameda County, CHP officials said.

“The vast majority of these are targeted and many of them are gang-related,” said Officer John Fransen of the CHP’s Golden Gate Division, which is investigating 83 of the 100 shootings. The division covers Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties.

There have been 12 arrests in the 83 shootings the CHP has investigated since Nov. 1, 2015, Fransen said. Six people have been killed, 36 injured.

In the most recent case, someone opened fire on a car with two teenagers inside on northbound Interstate 880 near Jackson Street. The victims suffered only minor injuries and the shooter got away — a common set of circumstances for detectives who have had to chase these cases over the last 21 months, the CHP said.

In one incident in 2016, people in separate cars engaged in a gun battle on State Route 4 in Antioch. In one this year, two people were shot on Interstate 80 near Richmond, forcing authorities to shut down the freeway while a helicopter landed on the highway to airlift the victims to the hospital.

Of the CHP’s 83 freeway shooting investigations, 27 of them occurred on the 80 Freeway, 17 were on Interstate 880, 10 were on Interstate 580, nine were on State Route 4, eight were on U.S. 101 and the rest were scattered among various smaller highways, data show.

No pattern has emerged to predict a time and place for the shootings, Fransen said, but many generally occur at night or around sunset.

In response, cities and public agencies have worked to install additional cameras on the region’s freeways to help identify the attackers.

“We’re going to utilize every bit of tech we have at our disposal to investigate these to the fullest extent,” Fransen said. “The No. 1 way we solve these is through witnesses coming forward and letting us know what they saw.”

HOW IS NOREEN DOING?

A sweet old lady telephoned St. Joseph 's Hospital.

She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"

The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number?”

In her weak, tremulous voice she said "Noreen McManus, in Room 302.”

The operator replied, "Let me place you on hold while I check with her nurse.”

After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "Oh, I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Noreen is doing very well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back as normal, and her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow morning.”

The old lady said, "Thank you. That's wonderful! I was so worried. God bless you for the good news.”

The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Noreen your daughter?”

She replied, "No, I'm Noreen in Room 302. No one tells me shit."

Thursday, August 17, 2017

THE AFTERMATH OF TRUMP’S TIRADE BLAMING BOTH SIDES: THE ONSLAUGHT AGAINST CONFEDERATE STATUES HAS BEGUN

Like thieves in the night, the city of Baltimore removed four Confederate statues

In the aftermath of the shitstorm created by Trumps tirade Tuesday blaming both sides, the city of Baltimore acted quickly by removing four Confederate statues in the middle of the night.

The Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson Monument was removed from Wyman Park Dell near Johns Hopkins University.

The Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument was removed from Mount Royal Avenue.

The Confederate Women’s Monument was removed from West University Parkway.

Also removed was the Roger B. Taney Monument on Mount Vernon Place. Taney was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who authored the 1857 Dred Scott ruling that affirmed slavery..

Baltimore’s mayor said she acted swiftly to avoid a repeat in her city of the Charlottesville violence.

I suspect that only a handful of Baltimore’s blacks knew who in the hell Roger Taney was or what in the hell the Dred Scott case was.

The Democratic governors of North Carolina and Virginia now want all Confederate monuments in their states removed.

Watch for the nation’s Confederate statues to fall like a stack of dominoes.

GOD KILLS 13 AT RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL IN PORTUGAL

by Bob Walsh

A massive tree fell into a crowd of attendees at a religious festival on the Portuguese Island of Madeira on Tuesday, killing 13.

The 200 year old Oak tree gave up the ghost during the Nossa Senhora do Monte festival, the biggest such shindig on the island. Seven people received substantial injuries. An investigation into the matter is under way.

Personally I thought that tree collapses were customarily viewed as being acts of God, unless some sort of deliberate sabotage was involved.

A STALWART WARRIOR IN THE WAR ON DRUGS

Duterte's deadliest day: 32 suspects are killed in 24 hours - the highest death toll yet during the Philippine leader's brutal war on drugs

By AFP and Julian Robinson

Daily Mail
August 16, 2017

Philippine police have killed 32 people in one day during 'shock and awe' raids - the highest daily death toll yet during the Philippine leader's brutal war on drugs.

President Rodrigo Duterte has waged a bloody crackdown on drugs during his 14 months in power that has seen police and suspected vigilantes kill thousands of people.

In one of the deadliest operations of the war, police reported killing 32 people in a series of raids on suspected drug traffickers across Bulacan province, which neighbours the capital of Manila.

Duterte has since urged his officers to kill dozens of drug suspects every day.

'The ones who died recently in Bulacan, 32, in a massive raid, that was good,' Duterte said in a speech to an anti-crime organisation that has backed the drug war.

'If we could kill another 32 everyday, then maybe we can reduce what ails this country.'

Earlier in the day Bulacan police chief Romeo Caramat held a press conference in Manila to publicise the raids, in which 109 suspects were also arrested.

'We wanted to shock and awe these drug personalities,' Caramat said.

'Other drug personalities will think twice before continuing with their drug trade.'

Caramat insisted the police had killed the suspects in self defence, adding that pistols and grenades had been seized in the raids.

'We know we have done nothing wrong,' Caramat said.

When asked how it was possible there had been no police wounded if the raiding officers had been acting in self defence, Caramat said: 'Don't ask me to explain'.

'We wanted to shock and awe these drug personalities,' Romeo Caramat, the Bulacan police chief, told reporters in Manila on Wednesday, adding 109 suspects had also been arrested.

'Other drug personalities will think twice before continuing with their drug trade.'

Caramat insisted the police had only killed the suspects in self defence, and highlighted in the press conference that pistols and grenades had been seized in the raids.

'We know we have done nothing wrong,' Caramat said.

He later told AFP that no police had been killed or wounded.

When asked how it was possible there had been no police wounded if the raiding officers had been acting in self defence when killing 32 people, Caramat said: 'Don't ask me to explain'.

Duterte easily won last year's presidential election largely on a vow to kill tens of thousands of drug traffickers and addicts, which he said was necessary to stop the country's slide to narco-state status.

Duterte promised during the campaign he would win his drug war in three to six months, a vow that resonated with voters fed up with high crime rates and corrupt politicians.

Duterte then as president railed against critics who said it was impossible to quickly end the drugs problem by killing traffickers and addicts.

But Duterte, who is limited by the constitution to serving a single term of six years, conceded last week that he may be unable to deliver on his campaign pledge.

'Look, these shabu (meth) and drugs, et cetera, cannot be solved by one man, for a president for one term. It has bogged nations (down),' he said in his southern home city of Davao on Friday.

But in another speech last week, at national police headquarters, Duterte also signalled there would be no change in tactics.

He again vowed to pardon police if they were found guilty of murder for killing while fighting his drug war.

79 HATE GROUPS BASED IN CALIFORNIA OUT OF 917 NATIONWIDE

Hate groups on rise in California, U.S.

By Leticia Juarez

KABC
August 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES -- Hate is on the rise across the United States and California is one of the major brewing grounds for hate groups.

This weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia is highlighting the disturbing trend.

"We are seeing a more tech-savvy and youthful gathering of hate groups and they are now a unified socio-political force," said Brian Levin, director of the Cal State San Bernardino Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.

Levin says hate groups are not only more organized, but are growing more violent. Since December 2015, there have been two dozen violent public demonstrations in California that resulted in injuries or arrests, he said.

That includes a Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim in February 2016 in which three people were stabbed and multiple others were arrested.

In a new report, the Southern Poverty Law Center estimates there are 917 hate groups operating nationwide.

California is at the top of the list with 79 organizations that range from white nationalists to anti-LGBT movements.

While these group's inflammatory rhetoric is protected under the First Amendment, the city of Los Angeles is taking action against some of the criminal elements associated with white supremacists operating within its borders.

"Our office is going to be unrelenting in targeting those who we allege are involved in white supremacist gang activity that is criminal activity," said Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.

On Monday, Feuer's office filed a lawsuit against three alleged members of a white supremacist criminal street gang.

The city alleges a Canoga Park home has been a gathering place for the gang and its ongoing drug activity. The city has made multiple arrests and executed four search warrants relating to alleged drug activity at the home.

LOST LEG NO HINDFRANCE TO BEING A COP FOR BAKERSFIELD OFFICER MIKE CROWE

Amputee Officer Competes in Olympics of Law Enforcement

By: Christine Devine

Fox 11 Los Angeles
August 15, 2017

His goal was to dead lift 600 pounds. He joked, his only hope was that his prosthetic leg would hold up.

Michael Crowe is not only an amputee, he is a police officer who competed in the 2017 LA World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles.

The 28-year old took part in both the dead lift and the bench press competitions competing against law enforcement athletes from around the world.

Crowe hasn't let his disability hinder him off or on the job. He says he can run and jump and do the job just like any other patrol officer.

What might hinder some hasn't stopped Crowe. The injury to his leg came 24 hours before he was to start his first day of patrol. He'd graduated from the academy and was on probation. This was back in 2012.

The injury happened off duty when Crowe was riding a motorcycle and hit by a distracted driver. His right leg had to be amputated below the knee.He's been patrolling the streets of his hometown in Bakersfield for the past four-and-a-half years.

As for the Push Pull weightlifting competitions, Crowe maxed out at 551 pounds. He missed his goal of 600 pounds. He bench pressed an impressive 370 pounds.

Crowe feels he's not only an inspiration as an athlete, but proof amputees can be police officers.

PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN CLAIMS CHICK-FIL-A SERVED HER A MOUSE-FIL-A SANDWICH

Bucks woman: Dead rodent baked into my Chick-fil-A sandwich

by Julie Shaw

The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 14, 2017

A Bucks County woman contends that she bit into a Chick-fil-A sandwich last year and discovered something baked into the bun that she hadn’t ordered: a dead mouse.

In a lawsuit filed in county court, Ellen Manfalouti said she found the tiny rodent baked into the chicken sandwich her coworker at Nationwide Insurance brought back for her from the chain’s Langhorne drive-through in November.

Manfalouti, 46, a Holland resident, had started to eat the sandwich in a conference room at her office when “I felt something funny on the bottom of the bun,” she said in an interview Monday. “I turned it over. I said to [my coworker], ‘They burned my roll really bad.’ ”

Her coworker Cara Phelan said that as soon as Manfalouti threw it on the table, “I realized it was a small rodent of some sort. I could see the whiskers and the tail.”

Manfalouti’s lawyer, Bill Davis, said that he filed the suit last week against Chick-fil-A franchise owner Dave Heffernan and the store, at 2424 E. Lincoln Highway, because both had “stonewalled” attempts to address the complaint. The suit seeks more than $50,000 for what it says are physical and psychological injuries Manfalouti has endured since the Nov. 25 episode.

Reached Monday, Heffernan said: “We’re not going to make any comment about any allegations. It’s an ongoing allegation and investigation.” The Atlanta-based restaurant chain also emailed an identical response, attributing it to Heffernan.

According to a laboratory analysis provided by Manfalouti’s lawyer, the animal was a small “rat/mouse,” and appeared to have been baked onto the bottom of the bun.

Her lawsuit contends the defendants were negligent, saying they “failed to supervise employees who intentionally and/or knowingly served a sandwich to a customer with a dead rodent baked into the bun” and “failed to have proper procedures in place to inspect their own food products before selling them to customers.”

Davis, in an email Monday, said they decided to file the lawsuit after months of seeking a resolution. He said Chick-fil-A sought to push responsibility onto the franchise owner, the owner said the bakery may have been to blame, and the bakery’s insurance company denied liability.

“The franchise itself has never said who supplied the buns for their sandwiches. I have given them every chance in the world to talk to me about it and give their side, but they just referred it to their insurance company, who in turn has not engaged in any real conversation,” Davis said.

After realizing that she almost bit into a dead rodent that day, Manfalouti said she “basically lost my mind. I screamed.”

Nauseated and distraught, she walked outside to get some air, then returned and snapped pictures on her phone and called Heffernan. “Oh, this can’t be good,” she recalled him saying. She said she emailed him the photos and the receipt.

Later that day, she went to St. Mary Medical Center’s emergency room. There, she said, she was given intravenous medication for her nausea. She later contacted her own doctor, who gave her a prescription for her nausea, she said. And she saw a psychologist for her anxiety.

She and Davis provided a copy of her discharge instructions from St. Mary, the receipt for the sandwich, and photos of the sandwich and dead rodent.

Over the next weeks, Manfalouti said, she was nauseated and could hardly eat.

“I had anxiety and nightmares, which I still do,” she said. “The first month was really rough.”

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PUTTING THE BLAME FOR THE CHARLOTTESVILLE RIOTS WHER IT REALLY BELONGS

The revisionists of history who want to remove the statues of Confederate war heroes gave the white supremacist scumbags an excuse to crawl out from under their rocks

By Howie Katz

Big Jolly Politics
August 15, 2017

The Democrats and some Republicans are putting all the blame for the Charlottesville riots solely on the Alt-Right, white supremacists, white nationalists, the KKK and neo-Nazis. They conveniently ignore the fact that counter demonstrators showed up looking for a fight. And they even blame President Trump because of the rhetoric he used during the presidential campaign.

But if you want to put the blame where it really belongs, put it on the revisionists of history who want to remove the statues of Confederate war heroes because, according to a few activists both black and white, the statues are a hurtful and tearful reminder to blacks of slavery.

It’s the removal of those statues that gives the white scumbags an excuse to crawl out from under their rocks. The white supremacy vermin knows that by coming out in the open with a public display of their regalia and flags is very likely to result in violent clashes with their opposition. The white supremacists would hardly attract any attention if they couldn’t take up a cause that is also supported by many decent people in the South.

A few activists have managed to rile up some black folks and white liberals into believing that those Confederate statues are a hurtful reminders to blacks of slavery.

If those statues are a hurtful reminder to blacks of slavery, they should just suck it up and live with it. It's part of our history, shameful as it may be.

One of my nephews lives in New Orleans and is very liberal. He says 90 percent of the blacks there don’t even know who Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and P.G.T. Beauregard were. To New Orleans blacks the now removed statues were merely repositories of pigeon poop. And so it is with blacks throughout the South. They just don’t know who the pigeons are pooping on, or if they do know, they could care less.

So it’s not the white supremacists and the counter demonstrators who are to blame for the Charlottesville riots. And it certainly isn’t President Trump.

However, those around the president finally persuaded Trump to be politically correct by calling out the names of the perceived culprits. This is what Trump said on Monday:

“Racism is evil -- and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

Well and good, but that’s letting the real culprits off the hook.

In this case a bunch of agitators and politicians want to remove the Lee statue. It is downright reprehensible to revise or erase parts of our history. These activists are not really speaking for the majority of blacks. It’s the same with the agitators that are demanding that the Washington Redskins change their name. I’ll venture to say that 90 percent of Native-Americans don’t give a shit about sports team names and school mascots.

The white scumbags would have remained under their rocks and all would have been peaceful in Charlottesville it were it not for those that are demanding removal of Confederate monuments. But you’re not going to hear that’s where the blame for the riots really belongs.

CALIFORNIA COURT SHOWS BOTH BRAINS AND COURAGE

by Bob Walsh

The formerly great state of California is pretty much a one-party state. The Socialist-Democrap party runs the show. All of the constitutional officers in the state are Democraps and the Socialist-Democrap party holds a supermajority (albeit a thin one) in both houses of the legislature.

Last year the Democraps ran thru a major tax increase. California roads suck ass. That is because the Democraps have been for years siphoning money out of the road fund. Some years back the PEOPLE passed a ballot initiative to stop that but the legislature figured out a work-around and continue to raid the gas tax fueled fund for bullshit projects.

Californians also love their cars. A lot of them were pissed when the VLF (car tax) and fuel taxes went up drastically, in large part because they KNOW these funds will NOT be used to fund road repair but will instead be siphoned off to support Democrap bullshit.

Therefore people decided to go after a Democrap legislator who won his seat by a very narrow margin. They want to recall him, thereby ending the Democrap supermajority in the house. The guy they are going after is Josh Newman out of Fullerton.

So the Dems ran a bill thru that changed the rules for recall elections to make them MUCH HARDER and much slower to implement. Basically it would push the recall back to the regular election in 2018 rather than a special election.

In any event the Third District Court of Appeals in Sacramento agreed, at least tentatively, with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and others in their assertion that the manner in which this law was changed was unconstitutional and put a hold on the change. IF the people pushing the recall managed to turn in enough valid signatures the election could be certified and scheduled before the court rules.

TRUMP BRINGS DOWN A SHITSTORM OF CONDEMNATIONS ON HIMSELF AFTER BLAMING BOTH SIDES

Trump’s remarks Tuesday on the Charlottesville riots were not only not politically correct, but they were also not politically smart

Trump had a fiery back-and-forth with the press Tuesday and when the smoke cleared, he was made to look like a supporter of the white supremacists and now there are demands all over the country that all Confederate memorials come down.

The press conference at Trump Tower in New York was supposed to be about infrastructure but reporters kept badgering Trump about his views on the Charlottesville riots.

Here is some of what took place:

Q: Senator McCain said that the alt-right is behind these attacks, and he linked that same group to those who perpetrated the attack in Charlottesville.

Trump: Well, I don't know. I can't tell you. I'm sure Senator McCain must know what he's talking about. But when you say the alt-right...uh, define alt-right to me. You define it. Go ahead. No, define it for me. Come on, let's go.

Q: Senator McCain defined them as the same groups.

Trump: OK. What about the alt-left that came charging at. Excuse me. What about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right. Do they have any semblance of guilt?

Let me ask you this. What about the fact they came charging — that they came charging, with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do. So, you know, as far as I'm concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day. Wait a minute. I'm not finished. I'm not finished, fake news. That was a horrible day.

Q: Is it the same level as neo-Nazis?

Trump: I will tell you something. I watched those very closely, much more closely than you people watched it, and you have- You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. And nobody wants to say that, but I'll say it right now. You had a group, you had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit and they were very, very violent. Go ahead.

Q: Do you think what you call the alt-left is the same as neo-Nazis?

Trump: Those people, all of those people- excuse me. I've condemned neo-Nazis. I've condemned many different groups, but not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists, by any stretch.

Q: Well, white nationalists

Trump: Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue of Robert E. Lee. So … Excuse me. And you take a look at some of the groups and you see and you'd know it if you were honest reporters — which in many cases you're not. But many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. So, this week it's Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself where does it stop? But they were there to protest- excuse me. you take a look the night before, they were there to protest the taking down of the statue of the Robert E. Lee. Infrastructure question. Go ahead.

Q: Mr. President, are you putting what you're calling the alt-left and white supremacists on the same moral plane?

Trump: I'm not putting anybody on a moral plane. What I'm saying is this: You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was horrible and it was a horrible thing to watch, but there is another side. There was a group on this side — you can call them the left, you've just called them the left — that came violently attacking the other group, so you can say what you want but that's the way it is.

Q: You said there was hatred, there was violence on both sides. Are there

Trump: Well, I do think there's blame- Yes. I do think there's blame on both sides. You look at both sides. I think there's blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it and you don't have any doubt about it either and- and- and- and if you reported it accurately, you would say it.

Q: Neo-Nazis started this in Charlottesville. They showed up at Charlottesville, they, to protest the removal of that

Trump: You have some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group — excuse me, excuse me — I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.

Q: Do you support white nationalists, then?

Trump: Well, George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So, will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down- Excuse me. Are we going to take down, are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him?

Reporter: I do love Thomas Jefferson

Trump: OK, good. Well, are we going to take down the statue? Because he was a major slave owner. Now, are we going to take down his statue? So, you know what? It's fine. You're changing history. You're changing culture and you had people, and I'm not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists because they should be condemned, totally.

But you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, OK? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people, but you also had troublemakers and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats. You got a lot of bad people in the other group, too.

Q: Who was treated unfairly? Sir, I'm sorry I don't understand what you were saying. You were saying the press has treated white nationalists unfairly? I just don't understand what you were saying.

Trump: No. No. There were people in that rally — and I looked the night before. If you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I'm sure in that group there were some bad ones. The following day it looked like they had some rough, bad people: neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them. But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest — and very legally protest, because you know- I don't know if you know, they had a permit. The other group didn't have a permit. So, I only tell you this. There are two sides to a story. I thought what took place was a horrible moment for our country, a horrible moment. But there are two sides to the country. Does anybody have a final- does anybody- you have an infrastructure question.
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All the time a grimacing Gen. John Kelly, Trump’s chief of staff, was standing by looking like he had just lost his best friend.

While I also blamed both sides, I hate to say it, but I said it much better and I also said the real culprits were the those who are calling for removal of the Confederate statues. I also called the white supremacists what they are – a bunch of scumbags.

You can take this to the bank … Trump’s tirade will turn loose a barrage of demands for the removal of all Confederate statues still standing in this country.

Trump has now all but guaranteed that he will be a one-term president, that is if he lasts that long.

IT’S TOO BAD THEY DIDN’T STOP THE MOB FROM DESTROYING THE STATUE

Durham sheriff arrests ladder climber in Confederate statue destruction: ‘No one is getting away with what happened.’

By Colin Warren-Hicks, Cliff Bellamy and Virginia Bridges

The Herald-Sun
August 15, 2017

DURHAM, N.C. -- The protester who climbed a ladder to help bring down a Confederate soldier statue was arrested Tuesday, and Sheriff Mike Andrews said his office will pursue felony charges against others.

“Let me be clear, no one is getting away with what happened,” Andrews said.

Takiyah Thompson, a member of Workers World Party and student at N.C. Central University, was arrested after activists held a press conference at NCCU Tuesday afternoon.

In a release Thompson said she was the one who tied a rope around the soldier’s neck so that others could pull the statue to the ground.

The protest left The Confederate Soldiers Monument, dedicated on May 10, 1924, headless on the grass.

Thompson was charged with participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 (Class H Felony) and inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500 (Class F Felony), the Sheriff’s Office said.

She also was charged with disorderly conduct by injury to a statue and damage to real property, both misdemeanors.

Demands

At the press conference, activists demanded all charges be dropped and that Gov. Roy Cooper call for immediate removal of all Confederate statues across the state.

The group also demanded Durham city and county leaders attend “mass public forums to allow the community to speak-out about their concerns for public display of Confederate statues.”

In a social media post Tuesday, Cooper announced he was calling upon the legislature to repeal a 2015 law that prevents removal or relocation of monuments. Cities, counties and the state must have “the authority and opportunity” to make these decisions, he said.

“My first responsibility as governor is to protect North Carolinians and keep them safe,” Cooper said. “The likelihood of protesters being injured or worse as they may try to topple any one of the hundreds of monuments in our state concerns me. And the potential for those same white supremacist elements we saw in Charlottesville to swarm the site, weapons in hand, in retaliation is a threat to public safety.”

‘The boys in gray’

Monday’s rally began around 6 p.m. as more than 50 people gathered in front of the now Durham County administration building. They chanted. They shared their experiences in Charlottesville, Virginia and demanded that people fight racism across the South.

Sheriff’s deputies recorded the event but did not intervene as a protester climbed a ladder amid applause and chants and slipped a yellow, bungie-like cord around the soldier’s head and arm.

Protesters chanted “We, we are The Revolution” and cried out, “You can’t, stop The Revolution.”

They tugged the yellow cord.

And the statue did a somersault, collapsing against the stone pedestal in front of the old county courthouse on East Main Street.

Demonstrators kicked and stomped the soldier in front of the cameras the sheriff says his officers are now using to identify those responsible.

On Tuesday, Thompson said she helped take down the statue because she was tired of living in fear.

The monument was dedicated to “the boys in gray,” she said.

“It’s white supremacy. Plain and simple,” she said. “And it had to go”

‘Unfortunate action’

Durham County Manager Wendell Davis said Durham County does not condone the unlawful desecration of a public monument.

Davis said what started as peaceful event ended with “unfortunate action.”

Andrews said protest is an American right, but protesters cannot damage property or injure other people.

“We know what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. Three people lost their lives and 19 people were injured,” Andrews said. He does not want that to happen in Durham, he said.

“We can all agree that yesterday went too far,” Andrews said. “This is not the Durham I know.”

EDITOR'S NOTE: Instead of strongly condemning the criminal act which destroyed a historic statue, North Carolina's Democratic governor vowed to remove all “anti-American” Confederate monuments in the state.

10,000 GALLONS OF TAINTED ALCOHOL SEIZED FROM PRICEY MEXICAN RESORTS

Mexican authorities seize illicit alcohol in crackdown at Cancun and Playa del Carmen resorts

By Raquel Rutledge

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 14, 2017

Mexican authorities swept through 31 resorts, restaurants and nightclubs in Cancun and Playa del Carmen in recent days, suspending operations at two for unsanitary alcohol and in the process discovered a sketchy manufacturer that was supplying tourist hot spots.

Regulators seized 10,000 gallons of illicit alcohol from the company, noting its “bad manufacturing practices,” according to government officials. They did not release the company's name.

Among those suspended: the lobby bar in the Iberostar Paraiso Maya, a resort in the complex where Abbey Conner, a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman, drowned amid suspicious circumstances while on vacation with her family in January.

Other vacationers later told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they had blacked out and been assaulted at the resort after drinking at the beach and pool bars.

Regulators also temporarily shut down Fat Tuesday, a bar in Cancun. They seized a total of 90 gallons of illicit alcohol from the two places, including some from Iberostar’s lobby bar that was unlabeled.

The results of the crackdown were announced Friday at a news conference in Mexico. Officials provided information about the announcement, including an audio recording, to the Journal Sentinel.

“This is awesome; this is huge,” said Ginny McGowan, Abbey Conner’s mother.

“It’s needed. There is obviously stuff going on that needs to be cleaned up and looked into further,” said McGowan, who lives in Pewaukee. “They need to investigate and interview employees. This makes sense. This needs to happen.”

The crackdown follows an investigation by the Journal Sentinel, launched last month, that exposed how dozens of travelers to some upscale, all-inclusive resorts around Cancun and Playa del Carmen have been blacking out after drinking small and moderate amounts of alcohol.

Some have been assaulted and robbed. All reported little or no recollection of what happened. The incidents occurred at various resorts, to men and women of varying ages, single and in pairs.

An attorney hired by Conner's family noted in a report given to the family in July that "low quality" alcohol was being served and mixed at Iberostar’s Paraiso del Mar bar where Conner and her brother, Austin, had been drinking before they were found floating in the pool.

Austin, then 22, awoke with a concussion and gash on his forehead, and no memory of what happened.

The Conner family — and others who have blacked out — suspect tainted alcohol or targeted drugging may be to blame, but Mexican authorities have not disclosed any connections.

The Mexican government has long been aware of its problems with counterfeit and otherwise illicit alcohol. As much as 36% of the alcohol consumed in the country is illegal, according to a 2017 report by Euromonitor International.

That means the alcohol is sold or produced under unregulated circumstances and is potentially dangerous. The study, conducted in collaboration with the nation’s Tax Administration Service, found that was an improvement from two years earlier, when 43% was illegal.

The national health authority in Mexico has seized more than 1.4 million gallons of adulterated alcohol since 2010 — not just from small local establishments, but from hotels and other entertainment areas, according to a 2017 report by the country's Federal Commission for Protection against Health Risks.

The U.S. State Department failed to warn travelers about the alcohol risks in resort areas until the Journal Sentinel’s investigation.

In the case of Kukulkan, the lobby bar at Iberostar Paraíso Maya, inspectors found unsanitary conditions including water leakage, lack of disinfectant and expired and unlabeled alcohol.

Other establishments in Playa del Carmen were cited for lack of maintenance, cleanliness, order and documentation, including the Hotel Iberostar Paraíso Lindo, Hotel Iberostar Grand Paraíso, La Chopería, Los forgotten, McCarthy's Coco Bongo, Mexico Loco and Guy Fieri's.

Those cited for the same reasons in Cancun include: Iberostar Hotel, Hooters, La Vaquita, Blue Gecko, Dady'O, Mr. Frogs, Crab House, Fred's House, Porfirio's Cancun, The Distillery, La Casa del Habano, and Carlos'n Charlie's.

Alvaro Perez Vega, the commissioner of sanitation, called Quintana Roo — where Cancun and Riviera Maya are located — the "most important tourist destination in the country," and said ensuring the safety of visitors there is a top priority.

“We are continuing to work together with the secretary of tourism to ensure the health of the tourists in the region and the rest of the country,” Perez Vega said.

Officials did not say whether they were referring any of their findings for criminal prosecution. Nor did they reveal whether they are investigating the circumstances surrounding Conner’s death.

The head of the Mexican legislative health commission said last month that they are planning a broader effort to crack down on counterfeit alcohol. Details are expected to be revealed in September, he said.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

WHERE IN THE HELL WERE THE COPS? A SHAMEFUL DAY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT …LAWLESS ENFORCEMENT WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE

A mob of college students organized by communists, destroyed the statue of a Confederate soldier that stood in front of the old county courthouse in Durham, N.C. and there was nary a cop in sight

In 1924, the citizens of Durham, N.C. erected the bronze statue of a rifle-bearing Con federate soldier on the grounds in front of the county courthouse. The soldier was 15 feet tall and stood on two granite pedestals. “In memory of the boys who wore the gray,” was engraved on the pedestal.

The statue is no more. It was destroyed Monday evening by a mob of mostly young people chanting “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!”

Videos show a woman climbing up an extension ladder and, to the cheers of the throng below, placing a strap around the neck of the soldier. Then the mob tugged and pulled the soldier with its small pedestal off the larger pedestal. The statue hit the ground soldier head-first and tumbled over with the pedestal sitting on its base. The soldier was completely bent over backwards, thus effectively destroying the statue which had stood there for nearly 100 years.

Once the destroyed statue was on the ground members of the mob took turns kicking it and spitting on it.

Since Durham is home to Duke University, it is fair to say that most of the mob consisted of Duke University students. The organizers of the statue destruction consisted of the Triangle People’s Assembly, Workers World Party, Industrial Workers of the World, Democratic Socialists of America, all well-known communist organizations active on college campuses.

The old Durham County courthouse is now a county administrative facility.

Were in the hell were the cops?

A couple of deputies videotaped the event but that’s all the Durham CountySheriff’s Department did.

The Durham Police stayed completely away. When contacted, a spokesman for the Durham city police stated that since the statue stood on county grounds, it was up to the sheriff’s department to be there.

Monday’s event in Durham was not only a shameful day for America, but it was also a shameful day for law enforcement … perhaps lawless enforcement would be a more appropriate name.

A ROOUGH WAY TO MAKE A LIVING

by Bob Walsh

In days gone by owning a newspaper was like a license to print money. The owner-publisher could count on a 30% margin pretty reliably in the pre-internet days. That was then, this is now.

Alice Rogoff bought the Anchorage Daily News (now the Alaska Dispatch News) in 2014 for $34 million dollars. That wasn't that long ago, in 2014. They are now filing for bankruptcy and the paper is up for sale. The talking heads are saying the whole thing will go for about $1 million. That is one hell of a depreciation curve.

RACIST ASSWIPES HAVE RIGHTS TOO

by Bob Walsh

There were several groups interacting in Charlottesville over the weekend. On one side was the Traditional Workers Party (thinly disguised white racist asswipes) the American Nazi Party (not even remotely disguised white supremacists) and the KKK (in-your-face asswipe racists). They applied for a permit to protest pending city action aimed at removing a statue of Robert E. Lee from what was formerly known as Robert E. Lee part. The ACLU entered into the fray ON THEIR BEHALF. The night before the confrontation they got their permit. THEY HAD A FUCKING PERMIT. UP TO A POINT AT LEAST THEY WERE LEGAL.

On the other hand was the various "Anti-Fa" groups. They are liberal fascists opposed to conservative fascism. They are so absolutely convinced that they are right and everybody else is not only right but is evil that they believe it is their right, duty and obligation to interfere with the opposition by any means possible, including violence. THEY DID NOT HAVE A FUCKING PARADE PERMIT.

The cops handled it badly. The city administration handled it badly. The whole thing was a Chinese Fire Drill (is that racist?) in which one woman died, murdered by one of the racist asswipes, and several more people were injured.

Asswipes have a right to be asswipes. Racists have a right to be racists. If a judge ordered the city to give them a parade permit the city has some obligation to protect them. The city didn't. I grant you they may have been agitating for a fight. They may have wanted a fight. They may have been willing participants and even instigators. I don't know. I do know that UP TO A POINT the racist asswipes were the good guys in that they were obeying the fucking law and the AntiFa asswipes were the bat guys in that they were attempting to impose their political point of view on others by force and intimidation.

Their all asswipes, both sides. That doesn't mean they share equal responsibility.

WE DON'T PAY COPS TO BE STUPID

by Bob Walsh

Conrad Lariviere is a cop in Springfield, Mass. He got his butt in a crack over the situation in Charlottesville over the weekend and he wasn't anywhere near the place.

What he did was spew out, "Hahahahaha. Love this. Maybe people shouldn't block roads." over Facebook. Real smart there dude.

The matter is under investigation. STAY OFF THE GODDAMN SOCIAL MEDIA. Don't be an idiot. Idiots become unemployed.

OKIE BOY GETS LUCKY TWICE BUT PROBABLY WILL BE UNABLE TO ENJOY SECOND LUCK

Judge awards $1 million to Oklahoma boy who had sex with teacher in classroom

by Brianna Bailey

The Oklahoman
August 14, 2017

An Oklahoma City federal judge has ruled that a teenage boy's emotional distress from a highly publicized sexual relationship with his English teacher is worth $1 million.

U.S. District Judge Robin J. Cauthron awarded the judgment against former middle school teacher Jennifer Caswell, 31.

The boy and his father sued Caswell and the small western Oklahoma school district of Hollis in 2015 over the inappropriate relationship, which included sex in her classroom.

"(The boy) reports feelings of depression, isolation, and self-blame for the events that transpired," Cauthron wrote. "He experienced humiliation when members of his community publicly chastised him and when strangers recognized him and questioned him about the scandal."

The Oklahoman is not identifying the boy or his family, because he is the victim of a sex crime.

The judgment was awarded to the boy for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Cauthron awarded no damages to the boy's father.

Bob Wyatt, an attorney for the boy and his father, said his clients wanted to sue to bring attention to the problem of sexual abuse by teachers.

"We are pleased that the judge considered the outrageous behavior of the teacher and are pleased with the fact that the judge sent a message to teachers and schools across the state of Oklahoma that sexual abuse of a child by a teacher will not be condoned," Wyatt said.

Caswell was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex crimes in 2015, following a television appearance on the "Dr. Phil" talk show to discuss her illicit relationship with the boy.

In her ruling, Cauthron wrote that the boy went from being a well-liked star athlete at his school to the subject of ridicule once news of the sexual relationship between him and the teacher broke.

Because of the negative public attention he received, the boy now goes to school in a different town, where he is isolated from his family, has few friends and couldn't play sports last school year, the judge said in her ruling.

"In this case, a teacher abused her position of trust and authority to sexually violate a young man who will face the emotional effects of the encounter for the rest of his life," Cauthron said. "(The boy) is receiving continued professional counseling services, and these professionals predict he will have future problems accepting female companionship and trusting female authority figures."

Earlier this year, Hollis Public Schools agreed to pay $125,000 to settle claims that the school participated in covering up the sexual abuse.

The school district is not liable for any of the $1 million judgment against Caswell, said David Cummins, an attorney for Caswell.

Cummins said his client will be in prison for the next several years and has no money to pay the boy. Still, it's unlikely Caswell will appeal the $1 million judgment, he said.

Caswell decided not to offer any defense to the lawsuit. She is serving her prison sentence at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud.

"The reality is that the money is probably uncollectable," Wyatt said, "and that's sad because of the damage that truly happened."

EDITOR’S NOTE: What a load of crap – “feelings of depression, isolation, and self-blame.”

I’ll bet the kid enjoyed the hands-on sex education and received a lot of attaboys for it. The only depression and self-blame comes from his parents and school authorities finding out about it.

Fat chance he’ll ever collect a dime. The school district is not liable and when Caswell gets out of prison, she won’t have a pot to pee in.

MS-13 GANGSTER CAPTURED WHO BEAT VICTIM WITH A BASEBALL BAT, STABBED HIM 17 TIMES WITH A KNIFE, AND SLIT HIS THROAT WITH A SCREW DRIVER

Tips lead to arrest of MS-13 gang member on FBI Ten Most Wanted list

Fox News
August 12, 2017

An MS-13 gang member on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list has been captured in Virginia after a four-year manhunt, authorities announced Saturday.

Walter Yovany Gomez, an illegal immigrant from Honduras, was arrested without incident Friday in Woodbridge, 20 miles south of Washington, as a result of a well-coordinated investigation and tips from the public, the FBI said.

"The apprehension of Walter Yovany Gomez is a prime example of the close coordination between the vigilant public and the hard working men and women of law enforcement," Timothy Gallagher, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark Office, said. "Gomez will now stand trial for his alleged involvement in a brutal murder which took a young man from his family."

He faces extradition to New Jersey where he was indicted on a charge of committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering. The FBI added his name to its Ten Most Wanted list in April.

Gomez, who goes by the nickname “Cholo,” is accused of killing a fellow MS-13 gang member Julio Matute in Plainfield in 2011.

Prosecutors say that after a night of partying Gomez and an accomplice beat Matute with a baseball bat, stabbed him 17 times with a knife and then slit his throat with a screwdriver.

Matute was killed on suspicion that he and members of a rival gang were getting too close.

When police tried to arrest Gomez he jumped out a second-story window and escaped.

Gomez' cohort, who was also an MS-13 member, was caught and convicted.

Gomez was featured in an Aug. 1 FoxNews.com story on the most violent MS-13 gang members being sought by the feds.

President Trump condemned MS-13 in an appearance in July on Long Island where 17 murders have been attributed to the gang since Jan. 1, 2016.

"They kidnap. They extort. They rape and they rob," Trump said. "They stomp on their victims. They beat them with clubs, they slash them with machetes, and they stab them with knives. They have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into bloodstained killing fields. They're animals."

TAKE THAT BADGE AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS

Conroe, Texas police chief asked to leave doctor's office for carrying his handgun

By Jay R. Jordan

The Courier
August 9, 2017

Conroe's chief of police was asked to leave the Texas Ear Nose and Throat Specialists office in The Woodlands Tuesday afternoon because he was carrying his firearm.

Chief Philip Dupuis told The Courier he was wearing his badge on his belt in plain view next to his handgun, as well as his Conroe PD identification on a lanyard around his neck when he entered the doctor's office in the 3900 block of Pinecroft Drive around 4 p.m. and started to check in. A receptionist took his driver's license and insurance card before questioning him about the gun on his hip.

Dupuis said she asked him to take his gun out to his car. The 35-year law enforcement veteran, who never has had an accidental discharge, refused to disarm himself, reiterating that he is a police officer.

hat's when he was asked to leave, Dupuis said.

"It's just bad," Dupuis said. "My badge is clearly displayed. I have my lanyard on with 'police' on my ID card hanging around my neck. I had handcuffs. The lobby was full of people, and they asked me to leave because of who I am."

Under Texas law, as a licensed police officer, Dupuis can legally open carry anywhere in the state.

"I didn't think twice about it because I can and do carry everywhere," Dupuis said. "I carry to protect myself and I carry to protect my family and the public."

However, Dupuis acknowledged that despite Texas carry laws, a private business or property owner can create "weapons-free" zones. The owner must post signage referring to the Penal Code, Chapter 30.06 and 30.07, enabling the prohibition of concealed carry and open carry, respectively.

"These people have the right to do what they did and refuse my service," he said. "Legally, they can ask me to leave because I'm not there on official business."

Dupuis initially took to Facebook to express his displeasure, stating, "I will be looking for a new ENT, just asked to leave ... because I am wearing my gun, badge, and ID. I have never been so embarrassed ... in my 35 years of law enforcement. ..."

Texas ENT Office Manager Ryan Johnson called Dupuis to apologize. Johnson told The Courier they have the same signage regarding firearms as any other doctor's office. It was unclear whether that signage prohibits both open and concealed carry.

"Mr. Dupuis identified himself as a police officer," Johnson said. "This situation simply should not have happened."

He said none of the doctors at the office were aware of the situation.

"This was a mistake," Johnson said. "All we can do is sincerely apologize for it and will use it to teach our employees how to better handle these situations when they arise."

But for Dupuis, the incident hit a little too close to home. He has two children who want to be police officers when they grow up.

"After a day like today, I want to come home and try and talk them out of it," Dupuis said. "I shouldn't have to talk my children out of being in a profession that I have loved for so long and has provided for me and my family a good life. When I see something like this, I don't want my kids going through this."

Monday, August 14, 2017

BOTH SIDES CAME LOOKING FOR A FIGHT BUT THE LEFT WANTS ONLY THE RIGHT HELD ACCOUNTABLE

President Trump is catching a lot of flack not only from the left, but from Republicans as well, for not calling out white supremacists, white nationalist, neo-Nazis and the KKK by name

Friday and Saturday there were some bloody riots in Charlottesville, Virginia between protesters on the far-right and protesters on the left over a proposal to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from a public park.

A rabble of white supremacists, white nationalist, neo-Nazis and the KKK had received a permit to hold a demonstration on Saturday by the statue. But these deplorable racists held a torchlight march through the University of Virginia campus Friday night until a violent clash occurred by the statue of Thomas Jefferson.

On Saturday all bedlam broke loose when the police were unable to keep the two sides apart. Club wielding thugs on both the far-right and the left tried to bash each other’s brains out. The riot culminated with a 20-year-old white supremacist from Ohio deliberately plowing his car into a crowd of lefties, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring several others.

President Trump responded to the riots by saying:

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides."

It did not take a New York minute for Trump to catch a shitstorm of flack from the left for not calling the far-right clowns out by name. And they were soon joined by some GOP lawmakers and other prominent Republicans.

So it seems that when both sides show up for a fight, the politically correct solution is to blame only the far-right.

If there’s any doubt about the lefties showing up for a fight, one only has to look at what happened on Sunday. Jason Kessler, organizer of the far-right rally, was speaking at a press conference when he was physically attacked by a leftie mob. Kessler was shoved, punched in the face, choked and tackled by a woman. Cops had to save Kessler’s ass from serious injury or even death by dragging him through the angry mob as it was trying to slug and kick him.

Now these white hate groups know very well that their Nazi uniforms, shields with white supremacist logos, KKK robes, and Confederate and swastika flags are sure to provoke counter demonstrations. And while the counter demonstrators have every right to protest peacefully, they have absolutely no right to physically attack the white supremacist scumbags.

The president was right in assigning blame to both sides, but then that’s not politically correct.

NO CONFIDENCE VOTE IN COLUMBUS

by Bob Walsh

Columbus is the largest city in the glorious state of Ohio. The police there just voted no confidence in the current Mayor of that lovely city as well as the political leaders in general.

Mayor Andrew Ginther, City Council President Zach Kelin and Public Safety Director Ned Pettus were the specific targets of the no-confidence vote.

Spending on public safety in Columbus has gone down in the last seven years while the population has increased. On 2015 there were 106 homicides in the city. So far they have had 80 this year. The number of guns confiscated is up about 40% over last year. Fatal overdoses are up about 66%.

Why are fatal overdoses such a big deal? People doing illegal shit die and they didn't take anybody else with them. I am having a hard time loosing much sleep over that. Of course they probably are reliable Democrat voters, so that could be an issue there.

ANOTHER ARROGANT, OVERPAID, OVERPRIVLEGED ASSHOLE NFL PLAYER

by Bob Walsh

Marshawn Lynch is a running back for the Oakland Raiders. On Saturday, during the playing of the National Anthem, he kept his butt parked on a beverage cooler, holding a banana in his hand. He is catching a LOT of heat in the media for this.

Let's see if I can remember what happened to the last overpaid asshole who regularly pulled this stunt. Whatever happened to Colin Kaepernick? Oh yes, he is currently UNEMPLOYED. In fact some polling organizations blame Kaepernick pretty much single-handed for the downtick in NFL viewers last year. I wonder if Lynch (who was suited up but did not play in the pre-season game) will see the light, or maybe the Raider's don't give a shit. I am confident we will soon find out.

HOW COME THE COPS NEVER KILL ANY ASSHOLES?

by Bob Walsh

It seems strange to me. One would think, just by the laws of averages and simple math, that every once in a while the cops would kill some asshole who really needs to be killed. It would seem, however (depending on who you listen to) that the cops only shoot choir boys, pregnant women and small children along with the occasional preacher.

A case in point. One year ago a Stockton P D officer shot and killed Colby Friday, 30. Last week his family filed suit. I saw the man's mother on the TV screaming about Baltimore, Ferguson and NYC. None of which are in the jurisdiction of the Stockton, CA. P.D. I am not sure I see the connection (other than all the dead guys referred to are black).

Officer David Wells interacted with Friday on August 16 of last year about 2 p.m. He believed that Friday matched the description of a suspect. Wells asserts that Friday ran, dropped a .45 he was carrying, stopped running, and picked up the pistol after being warned not to do so. Wells shot him to death. The family is asserting that at least two of the shots that hit Friday hit him in the back. Also, Wells body camera was NOT turned on at the time, in violation of policy. There was other video of the scene which the police have allowed the family and their lawyer to view. It has not been released to the public. Ballistic evidence had not yet been released. There is conflicting information in the media about whether or not a gun was recovered. I have yet to hear about the autopsy report being released. The "family" being represented is Friday's two daughters. No information about the mother(s) of the children or marital status of the mothers.

His mother says the dead guy was a good father and good provider for his daughters.

I wonder what his work was that required him to carry a .45 and run from the cops when challenged?