Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Somebody better think about the long term effects of throwing the Kurds under the bus

By Tom Moran

First, the US has a long history of dumping on people who served US interests in dangerous situations. One need only look to 1975, when we abandoned tens thousands of South Vietnamese, Cambodians and members of tribes who fought the NVA and VC to further US interests.

It doesn't make any difference whether the Vietnam War was good or bad. Those folks put it on the line for the United States and ended up either in Vietnamese reeducation camps or Cambodian graves. All because the US ambassador to Vietnam didn't want to evacuate them with the NVA advancing because it would look like the US was giving up on South Vietnam.

And, think about what is going through the minds of Afghans who have taken the side of the US. They've got to be thinking what is going to happen to them when the US pulls out and leaves them high and dry. It doesn't take too much to figure out what they're thinking. After all, the US has been refusing visas to translators who worked with the US Army and were promised relocation to the US.

We have been working with the Kurds since the aftermath of the first Gulf War when Saddam nerve gassed Kurds in Northern Iraq. The Kurds have been the pointy end of the US spear for years in fighting ISIS. They were guarding ISIS prisoners who now are running free.

Now, to save themselves from genocide by the Turks, they are getting help from Assad and his Russian and Iranian friends. The Kurds have every reason to fear a Turkish genocide. The first modern genocide was the Turkish genocide of the Armenians just before World War I.

Gee, that's a great result. A murderous regime supported by the Russians and Iranians is going to win the Syrian civil war. What a great result.

People are going to be lining up all over the world to support the US after seeing how we treat those who help us. NOT. Sooner or later for some reason or other the United States is going to need foreigners to help us to protect a US vital interest. And, the people we ask for help are going to remember what we did to the Kurds.

And, sooner or later, the US is going to have to defend US troops from Turkish artillery or air attack. Isn't that a going to be pretty picture. US Air Force planes taking off from a US base in Turkey to bomb the Turkish Army and shoot down Turkish planes.

Turkey is a NATO ally. What happens there. We've already said we won't sell them F-35s because they bought a Russian air defense missile system. Sooner or later, Turkey will pull out of NATO or be kicked out and become a Russian supporting state.

And, what does that do for the future of NATO, our most important alliance? The current administration has been pretty darn negative about NATO. EVERY president since Truman has seen NATO as an important alliance both to guarantee peace in Europe and defend the US. NATO troops supported US troops in Afghanistan. Germans, Poles and others died there supporting the war on terror.

You can bet that Putin would love to see NATO break up. I'm sure the Baltic states will be thrilled to lose the protection of NATO. I remember when George W. Bush said he looked in Putin's eyes and said he saw someone he could work with. John McCain said he looked in Putin's eyes and saw KGB. McCain was right.

The decision to pull the US troops supporting the Kurds was a foolish decision made on the spur of the moment without any input from people ranging from Special Forces sergeants on the ground to top government diplomats.

It's going to turn out very badly for the US, both in the short run and in the long run.
We're going to have blood on our hands and we're going to be very unhappy when the Iranians gain power in the Middle East.

And, that's just for starters.

Tom Moran is a Houston Criminal Defense Attorney who represented defendants at both the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Moran has been admitted to practice before the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.


4 states and over 100 cities refuse to honor Christopher Columbus

By Howie Katz

Big Jolly Times
October 15, 2019

Monday was Columbus Day. There was no mail delivery and most Banks were closed because it’s a federal holiday. Otherwise it was business as usual. Schools and colleges were open, giving leftist professors and some public-school teachers the opportunity to tear Christopher Columbus apart.

The same idiots and troublemakers who want all vestiges of the Confederacy erased also want the memory of Christopher Columbus erased. They are pissed off at old Chris because, according to them, he committed mass genocide of the native people on the western hemisphere islands he discovered.

The idiots demand that the name of Columbus Day be changed to Indigenous Peoples' Day. They’ve succeeded with the name change for the states of New Mexico, Wisconsin, Maine, and Vermont, as well as in over 100 cities, including the District of Columbia. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Phoenix, Tulsa, Salt Lake City, Nashville and Austin, the Berkeley of Texas.

If something like that were tried in New York City, the city would experience a bloody revolt by the Italian-Americans who are very proud of Columbus. I’m sure that Sandinista-loving Mayor Bill de Blasio would like to dishonor Columbus, but he’s not so goofy as to cause bloodshed on his city’s streets.

On Sunday, San Francisco’s statue of Columbus was painted red and the vandals also spray painted the statue’s base, writing “Kill all colonizers” and “Destroy all monuments of genocide.” And on Monday in Providence, Rhode Island, some of the idiots dishonored Columbus by splashing red paint on his statue and leaving a sigh demanding “stop celebrating genocide.” They did the same thing last year.

When the idiots accuse Columbus of mass genocide, they probably mean that he introduced a number of European diseases, including smallpox, measles and typhus to the natives. But the Indians repaid him with syphilis which he then brought to Europe, or so it is said. Not a bad tradeoff.

Should the state of Texas and its cities like Dallas, San Antonio and Houston continue to honor Christopher Columbus?

Even thou old Chris thought he had reached India and missed his mark by 10,000 or so miles, his discovery of Hispaniola was an amazing feat for its time. That’s why we should continue to honor him with Columbus Day. And that goes for the rest of the country too!


by Bob Walsh

In 1940 human remains were found on the uninhabited Island of Nikomororo in 1940. They were apparently misidentified as male, and then disappeared. They later turned up in a museum on Tarawa. A good quality, modern forensic examination has been done of the remains which indicate the are female and the physical parameters closely match the late aviator who disappeared in the south Pacific before WW II.

They are in the process of doing DNA testing on the bones, which may answer the question for sure.


by Bob Walsh

Actress Felicity Huffman has reported in to the Federal Correctional Institution at Dublin, CA to begin her two-week gig. (I have been there. It is a nice place.) I doubt she will make it to GenPop as I think their normal intake and classification period takes two weeks, but either way I don't think she is in too much danger, except from stomach troubles from consuming food and drinking tap water.

Life is hard.


by Bob Walsh

Various talking heads announced yesterday that Mike Bloomberg, whose presidential campaign train went from East Nowhere to West Nowhere before crashing into a fertilizer truck and burning has (allegedly) made it known that he may be planning to jump back in as the "savior moderate" if (when) Joe "The Hairsniffer" Biden becomes a basket case due to his family corruption issues actually floating to the surface like a huge turd in a porta-potty.

That is clearly just what the Democrat-Socialist party needs, MORE failed candidates jumped into the race. Don't the first actual electoral contests begin in February? Four months of fun fun fun.


by Bob Walsh

In 1793 Marie Antoinette received a very radical haircut by the revolutionary forces in French. She and her late husband, the former king, were captured by the mob in 1792. The monarchy was disestablished and the former King and Queen sentenced to die for treason.

In 1923 Walt and Roy Disney formed the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio.

In 1946 ten former Nazis condemned two weeks earlier during the Nuremburg tribunals for war crimes were executed.


by Bob Walsh

Governor Newsom of the formerly great state of California was a supporter of the law requiring PG&E to de-energize power lines in areas where the combination of humidity, wind, etc. made for a high risk of fire. PG&E has done so now on a couple of occasions. Now Newsom is screaming that PG&E should be forced to pay a fair chunk of money ($100 each to residential customers, $250 each to small businesses) for the inconveniences involved.

In addition the Public Utilities Commission is now demanding that PG&E set up a way to be more selective and focused in areas where the power is shut off and be able to re-energize the lines in 12 hours. Currently it takes about 48 hours and can not be done during the dark as they must visually inspect the lines before re-powering them. The PUC certainly knew this when the law was passed.

Everybody hates PG&E. Hell, I hate PG&E. That being said you shouldn't complain about forseeable outcomes when you change the rules.


Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault, Assad makes land grab

Israel Hayom
October 15, 2019

Turkey ignored new sanctions from the United States to press on with its assault on northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Russia-backed Syrian army entered one of the most hotly contested cities, filling a void created by Donald Trump's abrupt retreat.

A week after reversing US policy and moving troops out of the way to allow Turkey to attack Washington's allies in northern Syria, Trump announced a package of sanctions to punish Turkey.

But financial markets shrugged off the announcement. The Turkish lira actually went up, with traders noting Trump had spared Turkish banks from punishment.

Trump's unexpected decision to withhold protection from Syria's Kurds after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a week ago swiftly upended five years of US policy in the Middle East, giving a free hand to Washington's adversaries in the world's deadliest ongoing war.

The United States announced on Sunday it was withdrawing its entire force of 1,000 troops. Its former Kurdish allies immediately forged a new alliance with the Russia-backed Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, inviting the army into towns across the breadth of Kurdish-held territory.

One of the most important flashpoints is the city of Manbij, west of the Euphrates river, which Turkey has vowed to capture. The area had been patrolled jointly by US and Turkish forces under a deal aiming to persuade Turkey not to invade.

The Russian-backed Syrian forces appear to have moved swiftly to fill the void left by departing Americans. State television broadcast footage of what it said was government troops entering the city on Tuesday. A resident inside the city told Reuters the Syrian troops were on its outskirts.

Turkey-backed Syrian fighters said they would continue their advance towards Manbij, and said the troops that had entered were mostly Kurdish fighters now allied to the government.

Trump has defended his reversal of US policy as part of a plan to withdraw the United States from "endless" wars in the Middle East.

Turkey says it aims to defeat the Kurdish YPG militia, which it sees as terrorists for its links to separatists in Turkey, and to create a "safe zone" where millions of Syrian refugees can be resettled.

The United Nations says 160,000 people have fled their homes as Turkish forces advance. The Kurdish administration puts the number of displaced at 270,000.

Erdogan, who has pledged to continue military operations come what may, said Turkey was giving the world a "second chance" to bring peace to the region.

"The international community missed its opportunity to prevent the Syrian crisis from pulling an entire region into a maelstrom of instability," he wrote in the Wall Street Journal. "The European Union - and the world - should support what Turkey is trying to do."

The Syrian army deployments into Kurdish-held territory are a victory for President Bashar Assad and his most powerful ally, Russia, giving them a foothold in the biggest remaining swath of the country that had been beyond their grasp.


Gov. Cuomo drops the n-word during live radio interview

By Bernadette Hogan

New York Post
October 15, 2019

Gov. Andrew Cuomo used the n-word during a live radio interview Tuesday while discussing racism against Italian Americans.

Cuomo called into WAMC radio, where he was asked about the controversy surrounding Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which was celebrated Monday at the same time as Columbus Day.

He quickly turned the discussion to a New York Times op-ed that ran Saturday about the treatment of Italian Americans in the past — and said the entire n-word while talking about slurs once used against the Italian community.

“They used an expression that southern Italians were called, I believe they were saying southern Italians, Sicilians — I’m half Sicilian — were called, quote-unquote and pardon my language, but I’m just quoting the Times: ‘nigger wops.’ N-word wops, as a derogatory comment,” Cuomo said, slowly and clearly saying the whole inflammatory epithet.

“When I said that ‘wop’ was a derogatory comment, that was when the Times Union told me, no, you should look in Wikipedia, ‘wop’ really meant a dandy,” he told host Alan Chartock, laughing.

The governor’s on-air gaffe comes months after his younger brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, was caught flying into an expletive-filled rage after someone called him “Fredo” — an apparent insult referencing Fredo Corleone, the incompetent son of Don Vito Corleone in “The Godfather.”

Andrew Cuomo has since waged war against Albany Times-Union managing editor Casey Seiler, who penned an op-ed over what he called the Cuomo brothers’ misconception of Italian American insults.

“Wop,” Seiler contended in his piece, is derived from the Italian word guappo — meaning dude or dandy — not “without papers,” as Andrew once insisted.

Andrew again raised the issue on WAMC on Tuesday.

“I’m sure that’s what they were saying to me back in Queens — ‘you’re a dandy’ — when they looked at me with scorn and gave me a hand gesture and called me a ‘wop,'” he said.

Reps for Cuomo didn’t immediately return requests for comment.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Gov. Cuomo said nigger? Impeach him! Or better yet, quick, git a rope.


Three Indiana judges face discipline after May shooting outside Indianapolis White Castle restaurant

Associated Press
October 12, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Judicial officials filed disciplinary charges Friday against three southern Indiana judges involved in a night of bar-hopping that ended with two of them being shot and seriously wounded during a fight outside a downtown Indianapolis fast-food restaurant.

The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications announced misconduct charges against circuit judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs of Clark County and Sabrina Bell of Crawford County over the May 1 altercation outside a White Castle. Adams and Jacobs were shot.

Court records indicate the altercation began after one of two men in a SUV yelled something at the judges, and Bell extended a middle finger at the two.

Adams and Jacobs were hospitalized for several days after the shooting. Authorities have said they don’t believe the judges were targeted because of their jobs.

The commission said Bell told police: “I’m not denying that I said something or egged it on ... because I drink. I mean I fully acknowledge that I drink and get mouthy, and I’m fiery and I’m feisty, but if I would have ever thought for a second that they were gonna fight or that that guy had a gun on him, I would never, never.”

The Indiana Supreme Court suspended Adams with pay after he was indicted in June. Adams pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge and received a one-year suspended sentence.

Jacobs wasn’t charged and has returned to the bench in the county across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. Crawford County also borders the river.

The alleged gunman, Brandon Kaiser, faces several charges including felony aggravated battery, battery with a deadly weapon and other crimes. He has pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.

The altercation occurred about 3 a.m. on the opening day of a conference the judges were in town to attend.

Each judge has 20 days to answer the charges. Jacobs and Bell each are charged with two counts of misconduct and Adams faces three counts.

The Indiana Supreme Court has the final word on whether misconduct occurred and any sanctions.


The Clintons: Flesh-eating disease of the American body politic

By Patricia McCarthy

American Thinker
October 12, 2019

If we reflect on the current crises that afflict our nation, look no further than the poison injected into our national bloodstream by the Clintons.

There is no need to go back to the numerous scandals that bedeviled Bill Clinton's days in office, as governor of Arkansas, and as president. Hillary was behind them all: Whitewater, bimbo eruptions, foreign money (remember Charlie Trie?).

Bill Clinton was a walking, talking, serial philanderer scandal. He was rightfully impeached for lying under oath. The man was and remains a cad. But when it comes to criminality, Bill can't hold a candle to Hillary. Machiavelli would be proud: "Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception."

Hillary's entire life in politics has been about deception in the certain belief that she is smarter than everyone else, when in fact she is as transparent as a piece of glass. Those of us who have had to endure her presence in our public life for decades saw her for who and what she was long ago, a greedy, power-hungry pol with delusions of grandeur.

Consider though that it is the Clintons who have polluted our national politics since 1992. Sure, JFK was an adulterer, LBJ was a creep on many levels, but Hillary really does take the cake. She still thinks she won the 2016 election! She is the Stacey Abrams of national politics, fantastically deluded. And yet it is the Clintons who have led us to the present moment, the ridiculous attempt by the Democrats to impeach a successful president based on calculated lies and treachery that began with the "dossier" that Hillary commissioned Fusion GPS to produce.

All that has followed can be traced back to Hillary's campaign to be president and to insure her victory by deceit. But she was an expert at subterfuge long before she ran for president. She used her stint as Secretary of State to enrich herself with her pay-to-play scheme with the Clinton Foundation as her front. She sucked up millions into her faux charity and she saw to it that the payees got what they wanted - 20% of our uranium for example, sold to Russia.

Hillary was an equal-opportunity greed machine. She sold access to America's largesse to the highest bidder. She did not distinguish between good and evil and most of those from whom she took vast sums of money were not our allies. When she lost the election, all that payola dried up for obvious reasons.

Hillary Clinton is responsible for the devastation that has been visited upon Libya. That was her baby. It was Hillary who refused to send help to our guys stranded in Benghazi when our embassy was under attack. She let Ambassador Christopher Stevens be killed.

She was behind the scheme to run American guns from Libya to Syria. She proved her callous lack of foreign policy judgment with that fateful disaster. She should never again be even remotely close to having to make such decisions.

Had her husband Bill had the courage, he would have taken out Osama bin Laden when he had the several chances and the horrific crime of 9/11 might have been prevented. Had Bill Clinton's Deputy AG Jamie Gorelick not built her "wall" preventing communication between intel agencies about their independent investigations of potential terrorists, 9/11 might well have been prevented.

In short, the Clintons and their henchmen have done incalculable damage to this country. They are responsible for countless deaths, here and abroad. And yet this hopelessly narcissistic woman decries her loss in 2016 and still claims she won!

The three-year investigation that was in fact a cover-up operation can be traced directly to Hillary Clinton. Her coterie of fellow schemers who were dedicated to insuring her victory spent millions, lied, cheated and deceived the American people with the certainty she would win. It is a miracle that despite all their cheating, their underhanded attempt to destroy Trump, he still won.

It is as though the hand of providence stepped in to save the nation. Blinded by their loathing of Trump the interloper, they've lost their minds. Their attempt to remove him from office will fail and in the process they will have revealed to all how patently perverse they are.

The Democrats driving this impeachment inquiry -- Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler, et. al, should be driven from office with the contempt they deserve. But we can thank the Clintons for bringing us to this crossroads. They are the bacteria that brought this national flesh-eating disease to the American psyche. They have long been a scourge on our body politic and it must end. We are where we are because of them, along with their conviction that they are superior beings entitled to rule.

Each of the Democrat candidates for the presidency are following Hillary's lead - remake America into something it was never meant to be.

What is the cure for the disease? Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler and their partners in crime, all those fake whistleblowers, need to be rebuked and called out for what they are - fascists masquerading as Americans.

May the Horowitz, Barr and Durham reports bring them to their knees and expose them for the anti-constitutionalists, anti-Americans that they are. Trump is the ultimate anti-biotic, elected to cure the Clinton disease.


Dutch Family Holed up in Cellar for 9 Years Waiting for 'The End of Time' Found After Son Escapes to Local Bar and Orders 5 Beers

By Brendan Cole

October 15, 2019

A family of six adult children and their bedridden father have been found living in the cellar on the remote Dutch farm where they had been holed up for nearly a decade, it has been reported.

The family had been on the property, near the village of Ruinerwold in the Drenthe province of the Netherlands, for nine years. They had been completely self-sufficient with their own vegetable garden and goat, but had had no contact with the outside world. That's according to RTV Drenthe, which reported the family had been "waiting for the end of time."

The children are aged between 16 and 25. The family was discovered after the eldest left the farm and went to a local bar, where he pleaded for help.

Café De Kastelein owner Chris Westerbeek told RTV Drenthe that the man looked completely confused, was wearing old clothes and had a long beard.

Westerbeek said the man had visited his premises several times, adding: "The first time I sent him away, but he came back a few days later.

"He said he had brothers and sisters who lived on the farm. He said he was the oldest and wanted to end the way they were living.

"He ordered five beers and drank them. Then I had a chat with him and he told me he had run away and needed help. Then we called the police," he said, according to

When police arrived at the property, which is nestled inside a forest, they found all the windows boarded up and a secret flight of stairs hidden behind a cupboard. The stairs led to where the family had been staying.

The father, 58, had a stroke several years ago and was in bed. It is not yet known what had happened to the children's mother, although Dutch media reported that she may have been buried on the property.

Neighbors had thought that the man lived there alone and had never seen anybody else.

The children have now been removed from the property, RTV Drenthe reported.

Drenthe Police said in a statement on Tuesday that the father was arrested but was not the owner of the farmhouse, only the tenant. They are continuing their investigation, saying that the authorities are providing "care and attention" to the children.

"All scenarios are still open. Our research is in full swing and we cannot share more information at this time," the police force tweeted.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Quick, get the Yiddish Pink Floyd off the sidewalk, make room for the homeless.


Congratulations, Mr President - the real winners from your dumb and dangerous betrayal of the heroic Kurds are Iran, Russia and ISIS!

By Piers Morgan

Daily Mail
October 14, 2019

Defeating ISIS was one of Donald Trump’s main campaign pledges during the 2016 election race.

At the time, the terror group was America’s public enemy No1 - marauding around the Middle East with apparent impunity, killing US forces and committing despicable atrocities like burning pilots alive in cages and throwing gay people off roofs.

Candidate Trump repeatedly vowed to ‘bomb the hell’ out of ISIS and beat them into submission.

His words resonated powerfully around the world, especially in countries like Britain and France where ISIS were carrying out appalling acts of violence on civilians.

And to a large extent, President Trump kept his word.

US forces did indeed ‘bomb the hell’ out of ISIS, destroying its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, and neutering much of its very dangerous global threat in the process.

It would be a stretch to claim, as Trump has done, that ISIS is finished, because they’re demonstrably not in places like Afghanistan.

But since the successful dismantling of the caliphate, there has been a massive reduction in major ISIS terror attacks around the world.

President Trump is thus perfectly entitled to take credit for largely delivering on his promise.

Yet in one spectacularly ill-judged phone call, he’s now unleashed a horrendous can of worms that seems likely to undo all of that deserved kudos.

Nobody knows exactly what was said when Trump spoke to President Erdogan of Turkey last Sunday, but we’re all now seeing the gruesome consequences of that conversation.

Three days later, after Trump had announced the US would be pulling its small number of troops from northeast Syria, Erdogan did what he’d threatened to do for several years and invaded Syria.

He said he was launching Operation Peace Spring to ‘neutralize terror threats’ and ‘establish a safe zone’.

In reality, Turkish forces promptly attacked Kurdish forces – a historic foe - with savage brutality.

These are the same Kurdish forces who heroically helped the US defeat ISIS in the first place, and who’ve since been guarding thousands of captured Islamic State fighters.

And amid the chaos, hundreds of these fighters are now reported to have escaped.

So ISIS is back on the loose in Syria, free to re-group, re-arm, and re-launch its terrorism.

It gets worse.

As Turkey has rampaged through Kurdish territory, its forces have also killed many civilians and displaced over 130,000 from their homes, in what many horrified observers are describing as ‘ethnic cleansing’.

Some of the TV news interviews with devastated Kurdish women and their wounded or dead children are absolutely heart-breaking.

Let’s be blunt: America has betrayed the Kurds in horrifying, despicable fashion.

As the carnage unfurled - carnage that many experts predicted would happen – Trump warned Turkey its assault was a ‘bad idea’ and threatened on Twitter to destroy Turkey’s economy if it continued to wipe out the Kurds.

‘If Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits,’ said Trump, with unedifying arrogance given the gravity of the situation, ‘I will totally destroy and obliterate the economy of Turkey!

But Erdogan, having brazenly called Trump’s bluff, has shown no sign of being remotely deterred by such warnings, ruling out any mediation with the Kurds saying Turkey wouldn’t negotiate with ‘terrorists’.

As a result, the appalled and terrified Kurds are now fleeing into the gleeful arms of Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad, the man America wants ousted, and the man who is supported by two major U.S. rivals, Iran and Russia.

The Syrian government has offered to support the Kurds against Turkey’s invasion, a shift in alliances that could help Assad achieve total victory in the long-running Syrian conflict, and by association, achieve a victory too for Iran and Russia.

What an absolute shambles!

There can be few things more sickening than such cold-hearted betrayal of men and women who’ve risked their lives, and in many Kurd cases GIVEN their lives, to fight with another nation in battle.

The Kurds did that for America, to defeat ISIS and to make the world a safer place.

For President Trump to now throw those same Kurds to the Turkish wolves is an unforgivable act of treachery that may have very serious ramifications for the security of the United States.

The Kurds are under no illusion what’s happened to them.

The Wall Street Journal reported that a Kurdish commander who had spearheaded the fight against ISIS stormed out of a meeting with Americans shouting: ‘You sold us!’

Top U.S. military personnel feel the same way.

‘There is blood on Trump’s hands for abandoning our Kurdish allies,’ retired four-star Marine general John Allen told CNN.

Yes there is.

The only question now is how much blood, and what if anything America can do to stop it now the near-genocidal genie is out of the bottle?

Sending U.S. troops back into the area seems pointless.

‘I can’t see why you would leave U.S. forces there now,’ a senior military source told Fox News. ‘How would you get other partners? What would give them a reason to trust us?’

Well, exactly.

As even Trump loyalist Senator Lindsay Graham put it before the invasion began: ‘If we abandon them (the Kurds) good luck getting anybody to help America in the future with Al Qaeda and ISIS. You may be tired of fighting radical Islam, but they’re not tired of fighting you.’

General Allen added: ‘This is what happens when Trump follows his instincts and because of his alignment of autocrats.’

Sadly, this withering assessment is hard to argue.

Trump has regularly played footloose and fancy-free in his dealings with despotic foreign leaders.

But by letting himself get played by President Erdogan in this way, he has exposed America to the very worst kind of accusation: that it will ditch its allies when it suits them.

Trump, of course, doesn’t accept he’s done anything wrong.

‘Very smart not to be involved in the intense fighting along the Turkish border, for a change,’ he tweeted. ‘Those that mistakenly got us into the Middle East Wars are still pushing to fight. They have no idea what a bad decision they have made.’

Hmmm. I think the President needs to look closer to home when it comes to bad decisions.

I applaud Trump’s desire not to wage further war in the Middle East.

But I don’t applaud him for what he’s done to the Kurds.

It’s not ‘great and unmatched wisdom’ – it’s dumb, dangerous and disloyal.

The U.S. military has always operated under a sacred rule: ‘No man left behind.’

It is imbedded into the psyche of everyone in the American forces.

The U.S. Army Rangers creed states: ‘I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy.’

Whichever way Trump tries to spin this, the truth is that America just left its Kurdish comrades to fall into the hands of the enemy.

And that is a bloody disgrace.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Piers has been a frequent critic of how the Democrats and the media treat the president, but he doesn’t have his head stuck up Trump’s ass.


by Bob Walsh

On Saturday, about 8:45 in the morning at the Key West International Airport, two women in a private plane were about to take off when they discovered the plane did not want to move. The pilot got out to check to see if the wheel chocks were still in place. She walked into one of the propellers. That stings.

She lost an arm (and somehow also a foot) in the incident. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.


by Bob Walsh

Yesterday the broadcast news announced that a 13-year old girl in Kansas City (I don't know which Kansas City) was being charged with a felony for finger-gunning a bully at school.

It is somehow comforting to know that California is not the only place in the country where significant decisions on public policy are being made by complete assholes.


by Bob Walsh

Governor Newsom did sign into law the "You kill it, you grill it" bill that allows drivers to keep animals they kill with their vehicles. I don't know if this covers out-of-season game animals or not, and to be perfectly honest I am not sure I much care. Bloodshot Bambi Burger does not have the right ring to it somehow.


Damn, That Is A Real Shame

by Bob Walsh

Richard Huckle, 33, who admitted to 71 charges of sexual abuse of children as young as six months old, was doing 22 life sentences as a guest of HRH, was found stabbed to death in his cell in Full Sutton Prison in York in the U.K.

He is known to have abused at least 191 children in Malaysia. He photographed the abuse and sold or traded photos with other disgusting perverts. When he was arrested he was writing a guide for pedophiles on how to do it and get away with it.

The cops found over 20,000 encrypted indecent photos on his laptop.

There is reputedly a collection being taken up to pay for a lawyer for whoever killed him, assuming he is ever identified. That may be false. Then again, it may not.


by Bob Walsh

This evening at 8 pm.m Eastern time will be the next liberal whacko extravaganza with a well-packed clown car of Democrat-Socialist candidates all on stage at the same time for a pseudo-debate. Each of these participants must have garnered at least 2% in an average of several recognized polls and picked up at least 130,000 unique donors.

Joe Biden, 76, AKA The Hair Sniffer, is still the front runner, at least statistically. He was Barry's V.P for two terms and served in the Senate from Delaware for about a million years.

Cory Booker, AKA Spartacus, is a youngster at 50. He was the mayor of Buttcrack, New Jersey, for seven years before becoming the firsts Black senator from New Jersey.

Pete Buttigieg, a baby at 37, is in his second term as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He was an intelligence officer in the Navy Reserve and is openly gay. He also likes Norwegian poetry.

Julian Castro, 45, was mayor of San Antonio, Texas and was the HUD secretary under Barack the Magnificent.

Tulsi Gabbard, a relative youngster at 38, is a congressional representative from Hawaii. She is a Samoan and a Hindu as well as a complete moron.

Kamala Harris, 54, is the junior senator from the formerly great state of California. She got into politics in California the old-fashioned way, by fucking Willie Brown for a political appointment job. She was formerly the District Attorney of San Francisco and the Attorney General of California and is a staunch opponent of the death penalty. When elected to the A. G. job she made no secret of the feelings but promised to uphold the law in California. There were, of course, no executions in CA during her tenure. She was the darling of the media when she announced, but has gotten zero traction, is polling about 7% in her own state and even Diane Feinstein, the senior senator from California, refused to endorse her.

Amy Klobuchar, 59, is the first female senator from Minnesota and had been the county attorney from Hennepin County before that.. That is pretty much all of her CV.

Robert Francis O'Rourke, 47, from Texas. He is a white guy who masquerades as a Hispanic named Beto. He lost to Ted Cruz in a shot at the U. S. Senate. He was hot shit until Mayor Pete came along. He rides a skateboard, wears a hoodie and is an idiot.

Bernie Sanders, 78, Socialist from New Hampshire. He is a millionaire with three homes who has never had a private sector job in his life and wants to tax the dogshit out of rich people to give all their money away to ex-felons and illegal aliens. Fortunately, with his recent medical history, he is toast. Plus Pocahontas Warren is stealing all his thunder, even is she is crazier than he is. Democrats don't care.

Tom Steyer, 62, is a billionaire who hates Donald Trump and wants to impeach him immediately. That's about it.

Pocahontas Warren, AKA Elizabeth, 70, is a Senator from Massachusetts. She masqueraded as an American Indian for all of her adult life when in fact she is about as White as a can of Crisco. She wants to confiscate wealth from those who have it (unconstitutional under current U. S. law) and give it to people who don't have it in order to buy their votes to keep her in power. She is a hard-core liberal psychopath pretending to be a liberal progressive and is running a solid second well behind Joe Bite-Me. If Joe goes down in flames with his current possible corruption problems she might actually have a shot at the nomination.

Andrew Yang, 44, is a techie who is afraid of automation.

This pseudo-debate will be at Oberlin College in Ohio and will be moderated by Anderson Cooper of the Clinton News Network, Erin Burnett, also of CNN, and Marc Lacy of the New York Times, a major part of the Democrat-Socialist propaganda machine.

I think there is a good rerun of Gilligan's Island in the same time slot, so..........


Santa Cruz brain surgeon accused of child rape found dead in jail cell, suicide suspected

By Nick Ibarra

Santa Cruz Sentinel
October 13, 2019

SANTA CRUZ — James Kohut, a former neurosurgeon on trial for child sex crimes, was found dead in his jail cell Sunday morning, authorities said.

According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 59-year-old Kohut was found alone in his cell when breakfast service began about 5:45 a.m.

An early assessment by a forensic pathologist suggests the former brain surgeon took his own life, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Kohut had been held since May 2017 on multiple felony counts related to the alleged sexual abuse of four children. Prior to his arrest, Kohut worked as a neurosurgeon at Dominican Hospital.

Two women — who prosecutors have described as Kohut’s girlfriends — were also charged in the case: Rashel Brandon, a former Dominican Hospital nurse, and Emily Stephens. Children of both Brandon and Stephens are among the alleged victims.

An autopsy is expected to be performed this week, and authorities said an investigation is underway to determine the cause and manner of Kohut’s death.

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ashley Keehn was not able to release information about any specific evidence found in Kohut’s cell that may be connected to his death.

“That’s something that we are investigating and that will most likely be released after the autopsy report on cause and manner of death,” Keehn said.

Kohut had been on suicide watch early in his incarceration, according to Keehn, but was not on suicide watch at the time of his death.

“There was no indication in the past several months that he would or wanted to harm himself,” Keehn said.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Kohut did not share a cell with any other inmates and was held in Santa Cruz County Jail’s protective housing unit.

Kohut did not appear in person at multiple recent hearings in the case, according to court records. The next hearing in the case was scheduled for Thursday.

An attorney representing Kohut, Jay Rorty, declined to comment.


Erdoğan is reviving the Islamic State; There is something disturbing and disappointing about the US decision to leave the Kurds to their fate

By Oded Granot

Israel Hayom
October 13, 2019

After the Turkish incursion into the Kurdish area of northeast Syria, everyone involved – the US, the European Union, the Arab League, Syria, Iran, and Iraq, even Russian President Vladimir Putin – was concerned. Some their agreement to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's military gambit through silence, some were apathetic.

Of course, the concern had nothing to do with the human tragedy that is resurging in the area west of the Euphrates river. No mercy for the hundreds of thousands of civilians, Kurds and others, women and children, who are being uprooted and are fleeing the villages near the border. No one is feeling any regret over the more than 500 people who have been killed and wounded after only five days of Turkish aerial bombardments and artillery shelling.

The main concern of those who took no particular steps to stop Erdogan is the threat that the Islamic State, tens of thousands of whose operatives are currently being held in prison by the Kurds, while tens of thousands of their relatives are being held in detainment camps controlled by the Kurds, could rise again. In a last attempt to thwart the Turkish military assault, the Kurds warned that there was a real danger that under cover of battle, their ISIS prisoners might escape and return to their native countries to resume jihad against the infidels.

Even if the Kurds' threat is somewhat exaggerated (most of the prisoners are located outside the zone in northern Syria Erdoğan is targeting), it is not baseless or unreasonable. The Kurds are busy defending themselves and devoting less time to guarding the ISIS prisoners. The Americans, who until now were helping them secure the prison facilities, are now more concerned with protecting the lives of their own forces in Syria, especially after a few of them were nearly hit on Saturday by errant Turkish artillery fire.

Aside from that, the war against the Islamic State, which is still alive and kicking in many places in eastern Syria, has been halted almost entirely due to Erdoğan's operation. This allowed ISIS operatives who are still walking around free to set off car bombs in Qamishli, a major logistics center for the Kurds, as it was being bombarded by the Turks.

The fear that ISIS could rise again as a result of Erdogan's attack has prompted the Europeans to do what they rarely do and fall in line with Washington by threatening to apply sanctions to Turkey if it does not cease its military action. Putin also expressed concern about ISIS operatives making their way back to Russian-controlled areas. The Arab League convened a special meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday, many of whom condemned the Turkish incursion.

Now, US President Trump might be starting to regret his phone call to Erdoğan last week and his ensuing decision to withdraw a few dozen American soldiers from the area Turkey is now invading. The fear of an Islamic State revival and the harsh criticism from both parties over his abandonment of the Kurds have caused the US president to not only threaten Erdoğan with "paralyzing the Turkish economy," but also to instruct Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to prepare to hurt Turkish assets in the US if the Turkish operation continues.

Erdoğan won't blink at sanctions

Maybe out of a desire to prevent additional harm to the US, which is now seen as turning its back on its allies, Trump rushed to announce he was deploying additional forces and anti-aircraft defenses to Saudi Arabia to help defend it against Iran. But the Saudis don't really trust Washington anymore and have already asked Pakistan to help solve their conflict with Iran through diplomatic channels.

There is little to no chance Erdoğan will blanch at sanctions and stop his military campaign against the Kurds. This weekend, he threatened that if the Europeans took action against him, he would let millions of refugees in Turkey loose to "flood" Europe. The deal to hold refugees in Turkey in exchange for billions of dollars in European aid is due to expire soon.

Wiping out Kurdish autonomy

The Turkish incursion into northern Syria rests on an orderly, two-state plan designed to eradicate any possibility of establishing a Kurdish economy there. The first part of the plan is to run Kurdish residents and militias out of towns and villages that lie within a strip of territory along the Turkish-Syrian border and advance 32 kilometers (20 miles) into Syria to set up a buffer zone. The second stage will fill that territory with more than 2 million Syrian refugees who are currently in Turkey. In simple terms, this is known as ethnic cleansing.

Turkey, which has the second-biggest military in NATO, and its partners (such as the pro-Erdoğan Syrian rebels), have a clear military advantage over the Kurdish forces as well as superior air power. Occupying a security zone and pushing the Kurds out is one possible move, but holding it in the long-term without casualties won't be simple. The Kurds have a lot of experience in guerrilla warfare, and Erdoğan should learn a lesson from Israel's traumatic experience controlling the security zone in southern Lebanon until it withdrew in 2000.

Israel is following developments in northern Syria, and the responses from the superpowers (mainly the US) to the Turkish incursion, very closely. The alliance between Jerusalem and Washington is strong and different from Washington's commitments to its other partners in the region. However, there is something disturbing in the fact that the Kurds, a brave people, feel abandoned by the strongest country in the world, and the Saudis are already convinced that the US won't defend them against the big threat from Tehran.


'There is blood on Trump's hands': Retired four-star Marine general says 'the U.S. greenlighted' the unfolding crisis in Syria after ordering American troops to withdraw

Daily Mail
October 14, 2019

A retired four-star Marine general has slammed President Donald Trump saying there is blood on his hands over the unfolding crisis in Syria after he ordered all U.S. troops to withdraw from the northern border area.

General John Allen told CNN on Sunday that the U.S. 'greenlighted' the current situation in Syria and that it was 'completely foreseeable'.

Syria's Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed on Sunday to help them fend off Turkey's invasion - a major shift in alliances that came after Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from the northern border area amid the rapidly deepening chaos.

Trump has suggested Kurdish fighters are deliberately letting ISIS jihadists out of prison to lure the US back into Syria, despite generals saying the camps are being targeted by Turkey.

Trump demands immediate CEASEFIRE by Turkey after threatening sanctions on Erdogan who is holding 50 U.S. tactical nuclear weapons hostage - and says Kurds are Assad's problem so anyone including 'Napoleon' is welcome to protect them

Daily Mail
October 14, 2019

Donald Trump said Monday that as U.S. troops withdraw from Syria, he has put the fate of America's former Kurdish allies in the hands of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, whose regime he called 'our enemy' in the same breath.

And he announced that his administration aims to punish Turkey's incursion into Syria by canceling a $100 billion trade agreement, hiking import tariffs on Turkish steel, and readying economic sanctions against anyone in Erdoğan's government who threatens 'peace, security, or stability' in Syria.

Turkey is a NATO ally. It's also the aggressor whose military incursion both the Syrian army and the Kurds are trying to push back.

And sitting inside the Incirlik air base 250 miles inside Turkey, whose operation the U.S. has shared since the mid-1950s, are about 50 American tactical nuclear weapons.

Trump phoned Recep Tayyip Erdogan and demanded an immediate end to Turkey's invasion of northern Syria, vice president Mike Pence said late Monday afternoon.

Pence said he was being dispatched 'as quickly as possible' to negotiate a ceasefire after Erdogan's forces stormed into northern Syria, bringing claims of executions by their allies and prompting the U.S.'s former Kurdish allies to turn to Bashar al-Assad for help.

Pence said the president is 'very concerned about instability in the region.' But hours earlier Trump washed his hands off the Kurds.

Incirlik is the strategically-vital air base where America has 50 tactical nuclear weapons which a senior official said were effectively Erdoğan's hostages.


White cop who shot dead 28-year-old black woman in her own home during a wellness check RESIGNS as victim's family blasts Fort Worth police and calls for an independent probe

Daily Mail
October 14, 2019

Fort Worth interim police chief Ed Kraus announced that Officer Aaron Dean tendered his resignation on Monday afternoon, two days after he shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson in her home.

The officer was called to the home to perform a wellness check after a neighbor noticed Atatiana's front door was open at around 2.30am Saturday.

Atatiana was playing video games with her eight-year-old nephew when they heard a noise outside and she went to investigate, assuming it was a prowler.

Body camera footage shows one of the officers shining flashlights into the back side home as Atatiana approached the bedroom window. 'Put your hands up! Show me your hands!' he shouted through the window. A split-second later, the officer fired a single shot, killing Atatiana.

The victim's loved ones spoke at a press conference on Monday. They called for an independent investigation into the 28-year-old's death. Lee Miller, the family's attorney, called the Fort Worth Police Department 'one of the deadliest in the United States' and said the incident was 'not a one-of'.


by Bob Walsh

Aaron Dean, 34, the former Ft. Worth Police Officer, resigned yesterday just ahead of being fired for the highly questionable shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson, 28, in a private residence.

Dean responded to a welfare check call made by a neighbor. He never did go to the front door, which was standing open, or announce himself. He moved around the outside of the house and when he saw Ms. Jefferson inside the house (allegedly holding a weapon, though that is also questionable) he fired on her thru the window, killing her. There was a handgun in the house, but it is not clear if Ms. Jefferson was holding it at the time she was shot. Ms. Jefferson was not apparently a prohibited person and would have been in legal possession of the weapon if she was in fact in physical possession of it at the time. Ms. Jefferson was minding her young nephew, who was in the house at the time of the shooting. They had been playing a video game.

The police camera footage seems to pretty clearly indicate that Dean screwed the pooch big time. He is being held on a murder charge pending a $200,000 bail. He was on the force 1 1/2 years at the time of the shooting.


Boyfriends Sued Over Man’s Death From Silicone Genital Injections

By Blake Montgomery

Daily Beast
October 8, 2019

The mother of an Australian man killed by silicone injections to his penis and testicles has accused her son’s boyfriends of manipulating him into causing his own death.

Linda Chapman, mother of Tank Hafertepen, and her son Ben filed a lawsuit in King County, Washington, in September against Dylan Hafertepen, Daniel Balderas Hafertepen, Charles Osborn, Matthew Scott, and Philip Myers last month, alleging wrongful death, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and civil conspiracy. The Chapmans are seeking punitive damages and plan to contest provisions of Tank’s will.

“They robbed her of her right to be his mother,” said the Chapmans’ lawyer Joe Murphy.

Tank and Dylan ran popular Tumblr accounts chronicling their relationship and sexual exploits, and Tank’s death caused an uproar among their fans and online community. The five men had been living together in a polyamorous relationship in Seattle at the time of Tank’s death, with Dylan acting as the “master” and the others serving as his submissives, his “pups.” Tank and the other pups had agreed to follow Dylan’s orders as part of dating him.

The five men worked hard to make their bodies as large as possible, lifting weights for multiple hours a day and eating vast amounts. In pursuit of a sexual fetish for huge genitals, they would inject their penises and testicles with saline to temporarily enlarge them. They would later graduate to using silicone to permanently engorge their genitals. The latter procedure is both illegal and dangerous, and it proved lethal for Tank. He died of a pulmonary embolism induced by his injections in October 2018.

Dylan never notified Linda or Ben Chapman of Tank’s illness, hospitalization, or death, according to the complaint, and he presented himself as having legal authority over Tank’s remains, which were cremated. Tank spent a week in the hospital, part of it in a coma, but his mother would not learn of his fate until a week after his death, the complaint states.

The Australian allegedly began injecting silicone on Dylan’s command in 2014 and continued until his death. The Chapmans alleged Dylan and the pups neglected their duty to care for Tank by requiring him to inject himself and possibly performing the injections themselves.

Chapman alleged that Dylan and the pups coerced Tank into inflating his scrotum to “the size of a basketball” through a mix of manipulation and humiliation. Dylan ordered Tank to use steroids to bulk up, degraded him, and forced him to publicly castigate himself for perceived violations of the relationship with Dylan, the complaint states.

As a pup, Tank went to great lengths to demonstrate his devotion to Dylan. He changed his name from Jack Chapman to Tank Heathcliff Hafertepen, thereby adopting his pup name as his legal name to take Dylan’s last name. He emigrated from Australia to the U.S. to join the pups and while in the States tattooed “Property of Master Dylan” on his lower back under Dylan’s astrological sign. His mother alleges Dylan forced him to cut off all contact to family in Australia.

Tank and Dylan often posted provocative pictures of themselves to the delight of thousands of fans, but when Dylan attempted to suppress news of Tank’s death, posting online as if Tank were still alive and later misstating his cause of death, those same fans turned on him and blamed him for his partner’s death.

The complaint references a contract Tank posted to his blog that describes ceding an extreme degree of control to Dylan, making use of lines like “A pup’s mind is the exclusive property of his master at all times” and detailing how he would relinquish control of his finances, his time, and his friends. He also wrote that he would submit to body modifications, including saline scrotal inflation. Dylan previously told BuzzFeed News the agreement as posted online was a work of erotic fiction, but Tank did follow through with some of its stipulations like the “property of” tattoo.

Both Tank and Dylan had acknowledged the dangers of silicone injections on their blogs, but when a reader asked Tank how big he intended for his scrotum to become, he wrote, “Master will decide when enough is enough.”

Several overlapping sexual subcultures played a role in their relationship: BDSM, puppy play, “bears” (hairy, husky gay men), and extreme body modification, but Tank’s friends said the romance exceeded the normal boundaries of kinky romance and bled into toxic abuse.

In periods where the two had broken up, the complaint alleges, Tank himself had told friends that Dylan abused him both psychologically and physically, including subjecting him to “physical imprisonment.” Dylan sued Tank at one point for thousands of dollars, claiming his former partner owed him backdated rent and had not paid for silicone Dylan purchased, the complaint alleges. The legal action was yet another display of dominance and ownership, according to the complaint. Despite the talk of abuse and legal threats, Tank and Dylan would eventually get back together.

The Chapmans are also planning to accuse Dylan and the pups of a more traditional type of coercion: the forced alteration of a will. Three weeks before his death, Tank drew up a will leaving everything to Dylan, most notably $200,000 from Tank’s father. Linda Chapman previously said her son had always intended to leave the money to his autistic brother. In June, Dylan and the pups laid claim to the money in Australian court, according to Murphy, though they have not received it yet.

Charles Osborn, one of the pups, is named as executor of Tank’s will, which Chapman plans to challenge in court. A probate hearing on the matter has been set for next week, according to Murphy, and Osborn’s status as a defendant in a wrongful death case may render him ineligible to execute the will.

“Tank had wanted the money to go towards our home together, but without Tank it’s a reminder of what I’ve lost,” Dylan previously said.

Murphy said he and his client hope the suit holds Dylan and company accountable for Tank’s death and ensures the man she calls her son’s abuser doesn’t benefit from his death.

“We filed this suit to bring some closure and resolution. One of the most important parts to her will be discovery. She wants to know what happened,” Murphy said. “Why was she never called?”

Dylan and the pups did not respond to a request for comment. When I previously sought comment from them in Seattle, they called the police, who arrested and jailed me.

Monday, October 14, 2019


“The forecast for autumn: Gloomy” is an article by Amnon Lord that was published in Sunday’s issue of Israel Hayom. A portion of that article explains that the Kurds Trump abandoned were the PKK, a communist terrorist group aligned with Iran, something that most of his critics, including myself, are not aware of. Here is that portion of Lord’s article:

Are these the same Kurds?

The US move in Syria does not empower Iran, but it sends a message of American weakness in a critical area of the Middle East.

One of the problems with US President Donald Trump's announcement that the US was opening the door to a Turkish incursion into northeast Syria and abandoning the Kurds was exactly the use of the general name "Kurds."

The mid-1970s saw the first major US abandonment of the Kurds. Henry Kissinger managed to mediate a deal between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Iran, which was still ruled by the shah. The Kurds paid the price of the deal, and Kissinger forced Israel to cut off its ties with and assistance to the Kurds.

They were the Kurds of Iraqi Kurdistan, whereas the Kurds of northern Syria – no matter what initials you assign them – are the PKK, which is basically a communist terrorist group.

There have been endless analyses of and responses to Trump's announcement, and in the meantime, the Turks have already started aerial bombardments ahead of a ground incursion. I'm backing strategic analyst Michael Doran from the Hudson Institute, who was able to – in real time – parse former President Obama's complicated decisions and how he was moving closer to the Iranians and the Russians.

Doran lays out Trump's latest move in light of the long-standing war between the PKK and the Turks. Some 40,000 Turks have been killed in that war, and in the ongoing battle against the Islamic State, the Kurds of northern Syria occupied areas they had never dreamed of. Obama had bet on them as part of the deals he struck with Russia and Iran.

So no one needs to panic about Trump abandoning the Kurds; the problem is that it happened immediately after the Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia. The message received was that America was weak and fleeing the Middle East and betraying its allies.

Some claim that the move puts Iran into a stronger position, but Tehran was furious about it since the American move paved the way for the Turks. The Kurds, who will withstand the Turkish assault, were allies of Iran. During the years they were fighting ISIS, they received a lot of air support from the Americans, but the alliance was only temporary.


by Bob Walsh

Yesterday was the last day for Gavin Newsom to act on bills put before him by the legislature.

He signed a bill that prohibits K-12 schools from starting class before 0800. That might be fine, but don't you think that is the sort of thing that local school boards should determine? That is kind of what they are there for.

He also vetoed a $2 billion housing bill. I guess he is OK with 10s of thousands of people living homeless on the street and six people living in a one-bedroom apartment because even middle class incomes can not afford to live in many places in CA. A significant number of the people living in the central valley, Stockton and Modesto, commute every day into the Bay Area because they can't afford to actually live there. The house around the corner from my dad's place in San Leandro, not quite 1,000 square feet, two bedroom and one bath on a 5,000 sq ft lot with a one car garage, just went for $610,000 last week.

The formerly great state of California is becoming unlivable for the middle class unless you inherited a house. Pretty soon there will be nobody here but tech billionaires, homeless people, illegal aliens and persons on parole or probation, who are likely also to be homeless. The middle class is the real tax base, no matter what Pocahontas Warren and Crazy Bernie tell you. If you kill them off or drive them out, your whole state turns into Detroit. There are whole square blocks of Detroit with no inhabited houses and wildlife incursion is becoming an issue within the city.

You might not get the government you deserve, but you sure as shit get the government you tolerate.


by Bob Walsh

Synchronicity is a term that was coined by Carl Jung. It is a temporary relationship of otherwise unconnected, often minor or even trivial events that can end up have a totally unexpected and even significant outcome when they come together at a certain time under certain circumstances.

About ten days ago my internet went down. After waiting a reasonable period of time I called AT&T, waded thru their phone tree and eventually got a live human being. After going around and around with the phone company IT guy ( he seemed really pissed at me that I could not tell him if the computer line had a dial tone. There is no phone hooked up to it, so how the hell would I know. He didn't like it when I pointed that out to him.) finally allowed as how there was in fact a problem on the line and we scheduled somebody to come out between 8-noon on Monday.

Monday morning came and went. No tech. I called AT&T about 12:15, waded thru their phone tree, finally got a live human being who told me there was in fact no scheduled appointment for me. I told her that I was not surprised, since nobody showed, but there HAD been an appointment as of Friday the previous week. The young lady finally confirmed that yes, there had been such an appointment, but it was cancelled from their end when the line cleared. I expressed my extreme unhappiness that nobody had the courtesy to call me and let me know as there were a lot of things I could have been doing other than waiting around for a tech to show up.

I was pissed. After a few hours I jotted off a very strongly worded letter to the HMFIC at AT&T back in New Jersey. I waited the few hours because that way I could be reasonably sure I would not threaten to kill his family and burn his house down. I did, however, point out my unhappiness at their complete lack of anything even approaching a reasonable level of customer service. The letter went out in the mail Monday late afternoon.

On both Monday evening and Tuesday morning I received moderately apologetic and polite phone calls telling me the line had been cleared and wanted to know if my computer was acting correctly.

On Friday I got a phone call from an older (as in older than 30 or even 35) person who confirmed he was calling in response to my letter. I explained to him that my beef was not with the tech on the phone (even though he was a dick) because I am something of a Luddite and have a hard time dealing with IT people. We do not share a common vocabulary. My problem was with their policy and / or procedure that said it was OK to leave a customer sitting on his ass half a day waiting for a tech that they KNEW would never come. He was noncommittal (big surprise there) but did say that if it was OK I would be getting another call from their tech people to schedule a guy to come out anyway and make very, very sure the problem had been cleared. That in fact happened and we set up an appointment for Monday (today) between 8-noon.

Saturday was a beautiful day. I washed both my 64 VW and my 65 Mustang and took the Mustang out for a drive. I didn't do a good job of clearing the hose out of the way and parked on it when I got home, something I didn't notice until Sunday.

On Sunday my dog trainer / handler came by just as I was moving the Mustang back off the hose. She told me that I had a non-functional brake light on one side. No problem. They are LED lights and I was pretty sure they were not burnt out so I got out my wiring diagram and tools, took out the spare tire, and started looking for a loose wire. Found it, fixed it.

While this was going on my neighbor Ernie came over and told me that there had been a phone company truck and guy looking for me about a half hour earlier. Ernie said he offered to call me but the phone company guy said NO and went on about his business. I was surprised on two counts. One, it was a Sunday. Phone company guys are not usually out on a Sunday. They hadn't called. And, I was at home. Why hadn't I heard him ring the bell. So, I tried my bell. No DingDong. Just a BUZZZZ. Same noise my clothes drying makes when it was done. I had some laundry in. It seems I had heard the door bell but mistook it for the clothes dryer while I was in the back of the house digging out my 65 Mustang wiring diagram. Had that not happened I maybe-probably could have gotten my phone computer line issue taken care of Sunday at my convenience rather than this morning, at my modest inconvenience.

So, there it is. The fickle finger of fate? Kismet? The Lords of Karma flipping me off. Carl Jung having a few laughs at my expense. I don't believe in absolute fate, but I do believe that things are a LOT more interconnected than they appear to be. Especially on a Sunday afternoon when you are bored. Hell, I even went to the hardware store and bought and installed a new bell.


by Bob Walsh

Peter Sartorio of California managed to get away with zero prison time for his evil deeds. He paid $15,000 to have his daughter's ACT score tweaked. He did not exercise any pressure or pay any bribes to try to get her admitted to a school. He got nailed with a $9,500 fine, one year of probation and 250 hours of community service.

Gregory Abbott, 68, and his wife Marcia, 59, were also sentenced after pleading to one count of fraud and conspiracy. The Abbotts each got one month in custody, a year of supervised release, and a $45,000 fine each as well as 250 hours each of community service. The prosecution had asked for eight months in custody. They used a family foundation to pay $50,000 for the ACT (on which their daughter received 35/36) and $150,000 for the SAT, on which she received a perfect 800 on Math and a very decent 710 on English Lit.

So far of the 35 parents charged 16 have pleaded guilty. All but one (Sartorio) has received at least some in-custody time.

So far actress Lori Laughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are still vowing to fight it to the wall, admitted that what they did was "wrong" but not unlawful. Sources claiming to be close to Laughlin assert that she is terrified of actually going to prison and will fight it out tooth and nail to avoid ANY custody time.


by Bob Walsh

In 1066 King William of Normandy whooped King Harold at the Battle of Hastings, making William the ruler of Britain.

In 1912 former president Teddy Roosevelt was shot in an assassination attempt. The folded up copy of his speech in his jacket pocket absorbed most of the impact of the pistol bullet and he went ahead and gave his speech though wounded.

In 1930 Ethel Merman held a HIgh C for 16 bars while singing I GOT RHYTHM, stunning her audience.

In 1947 Chuck Yeager broke the sounder barrier in the Bell X-1 rocket plane.


Rose McGowan calls out Hillary Clinton over husband's accusers: 'Predators are her style'

By Jessica Chasmar

The Washington Tines
October 11, 2019

Actress Rose McGowan, who became one of the first women to publicly accuse movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, fired off a series of tweets Friday attacking former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her relationship with Mr. Weinstein and her handling of the multiple sexual misconduct accusations against her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

In Ronan Farrow’s forthcoming book, “Catch and Kill,” Mr. Farrow alleges that Mrs. Clinton’s former presidential campaign reached out to him in 2017 and expressed concerns about his reporting on Mr. Weinstein.

“In summer 2017, while Farrow was trying to lock down an interview with Clinton for his foreign policy book — while also still working on the Weinstein story — he received a call from Clinton’s publicist, Nick Merrill, who told him that the ‘big story’ Farrow was working on was a ‘concern for us,” writes The Hollywood Reporter, which obtained the book.

Ms. McGowan, whose allegations against Mr. Weinstein played a part in sparking the Me Too movement, responded to The Hollywood Reporter’s story by accusing Mrs. Clinton of “protecting” the disgraced executive.

“I knew that Hillary Clinton’s people, were protecting the Monster. I can’t believe I used to support her. I guess predators are her style,” she tweeted to her 890,000 followers.

“Hillary Clinton, did you have any concern for your husband’s victims? And what about HW victims? No? Didn’t think so,” she wrote.

“I am against abuse of power, whether it be Trump, Clinton, HW, @NBC … the list is long. I’m not raging, I just really, really dislike liars and those who protect them,” the actress concluded.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ha ha ha ha ha!


Five of ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz’s attackers sentenced to up to life in prison

By Georgett Roberts and Natalie Musumeci

New York Post
October 11, 2019

A Bronx judge slammed the five gangbangers who killed Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz with lengthy prison terms Friday, but saved his sharpest rebuke for the teen’s “cowardly” executioner.

Judge Robert Neary handed down the sentences to the Trinitarios gang members separately in Bronx Criminal Court, first sending Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, 25, to prison for life without the possibility of parole for the heinous caught-on-camera June 20, 2018 machete and knife killing of 15-year-old Guzman-Feliz.

“Certain words come to mind when I think about your involvement,” Neary said to Martinez Estrella. “Senseless is one of these words. Savage is another word. But the one that often comes to my mind is cowardly.”

Surveillance video shows that it was Martinez Estrella who delivered the 4-and-a-half-inch-deep knife blow to Guzman-Feliz’s neck, which ultimately killed him, prosecutors had argued.

The savage pack stabbed the teen outside of the Cruz and Chiky bodega after he was dragged out of the Belmont store in a case of mistaken identity — a slaying that shocked the city, and grabbed national headlines.

“You and your fellow gang members chased down and slaughtered a 15-year-old, defenseless boy in the most gruesome manner and we in this courtroom had the misfortune of witnessing it on tape,” the judge said.

Neary, who called Martinez Estrella the “executioner,” continued: “You destroyed a young life, condemned his family and yours to a lifetime of pain and despair.”

Before being hit with the sentence, a Spanish-speaking Martinez Estrella said through a translator, “First of all, I want to say sorry to his family and ask forgiveness,” prompting someone in the courtroom to yell out, “Bulls—t!”

“My intention was not to cause the death of this kid or cause injuries that would end up in the loss of his life,” continued Martinez Estrella, who claimed he was “under the influence of alcohol and drugs.”

“Regrettably, I’m responsible for the death of the young child, Junior,” he said.

But the judge was having none of it.

He told Martinez Estrella that he has previously “shown little remorse” and that the sudden show of emotion “is the first indication I’ve had that you have any empathy for the victim or remorse and it rings a little hollow this late in the game.”

Indeed, before his sentencing, Martinez Estrella, along with Jose Muniz, 23, smirked for cameras in the courtroom and threw up gang signs for the violent Dominican street crew.

But ahead of his sentencing, Muniz begged for forgiveness.

“I do not know what it’s like to lose a child,” Muniz, who also spoke in Spanish, told the court. “But from the bottom of my heart, I ask that you can forgive me.”

Muniz admitted he was there, but had no role in the teen’s death. “That is why I used the other side of the machete to cause no injury,” he told the court.

“I’d like to ask for forgiveness from all his family, Dominicans, and the state of New York and all my family for dirtying their name,” Muniz said.

Muniz, along with co-defendants Antonio Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago, 25, Elvin Garcia, 25, were each hit with a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

Nineteen-year-old co-defendant Manuel Rivera was sentenced to 23 years to life behind bars.

“You disgraced your own family,” Neary told Muniz. “I’m not sure the remorse you expressed is genuine. I’m not sure about that because it’s the first time I’m hearing about it … you threw your future in the garbage.”

The judge also added that it was “troubling” to him when Muniz shouted at the court “Popote, hasta la muerte” or “Trinitarios until death” when he was convicted in June.

Neary then turned his venom to Rodriguez Hernandez Santiago, telling him: “What you’ve done brought disgrace to any real Dominican.”

“I find it ironic that when you were arrested you bragged to the detective ‘I’m a real Dominican,’ puffing out your chest. Well, I’m here to tell you…you are not a real Dominican,” the judge said.
Dominicans, he went on, “work hard every day,” “seek an education,” and “obey the law.”

Guzman-Feliz’s devastated parents kept their composure throughout the morning’s proceedings. In victim impact statements, read in unwavering Spanish, they let the courtroom know the depth of their unending grief.

“Here I am, a mother without my son…an innocent, 15 year-old boy who was not a gang member who roamed the streets with bad intentions,” mom Leandra Feliz said. “These criminals ripped him away from me leaving all his family and school friends.”

“They killed an innocent child. Then all these men, not a single one said, ‘No, no, no, don’t do it,” Feliz continued, adding that on that tragic night “there were two deaths: Junior and I, who was left dead inside.”

“This group of evil criminals using their gang-related activities decided to go out and kill,” she said. “These actions were all captured on camera leaving millions of people devastated. In the same way the videos of their violence went viral the punishment should be equal so that the New York City can be safer for everyone.”

The mom said her son, who was in the NYPD’s Explorers program, “dreamed of becoming a detective so he can protect this city.”

“Unfortunately, his dream was crushed by these dangerous gang members,” said Feliz.

Guzman-Feliz’s dad, Lisandro Guzman, said the since his son’s murder, he struggles “daily to find meaning in my life.”

In addressing the defendants, Guzman said: “I will never forgive you for deciding to murder my son. You deserved to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. You deserved to be punished for causing so much pain. You are the poster children for danger to society.”

“My hope is that you will never have a chance to hurt another child in the way you hurt mine,” the heartbroken dad said. “My hope is that another family will never have to live with the pain of losing a child, the pain that I will have to live with for the rest of my life.”

In June — less than a week before the one-year anniversary of the vicious murder — a jury convicted the five Trinitarios gang members on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, second degree conspiracy and second-degree gang assault.

Eight other defendants in the case are still awaiting trial.


Pittsburgh Public Schools Investigating Anti-Police Homework

By Bob Bauder

The Tribune-Review
October 11, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Public Schools officials on Thursday denounced part of a reading homework assignment distributed to first-graders that centered on children running away from a police officer, saying it was not an acceptable part of district curriculum.

“Tom will run. He will run from the cop,” the assignment says. “Tom will run with Rob. They will not stop.”

It ends with: “Get them! yells the cop to his dog. The dog gets Tom and Rob. Rob’s socks is wet from the pond.”

Superintendent Anthony Hamlet said in a statement that the district is investigating the assignment distributed to students at Linden Pre-K in Point Breeze, calling it inappropriate.

“The homework assignment, which has been circulated throughout social media, has justifiably caused outrage among families, staff and community,” he said. “First, let me be clear: The worksheet is not a part of any district curriculum or intervention program. Not only does the content send the wrong message to our students, but it also does not meet our expectations for student instruction.”

School District Solicitor Ira Weiss said he was told that two teachers are involved and that the administration is investigating, but he could not provide further information. He said his office is not involved in the investigation.

Nina Esposito-Visgitis, president of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and a reading specialist, said the exercise was one page in a packet of homework given to students. She said it was apparent that the teachers were schooling the kids in “short O” words, meaning words with an “O” in the middle.

Esposito-Visgitis described the incident as a mistake, but criticized its posting on social media.

“It’s very unfortunate that instead of someone asking the teachers what happened, it blew up on social media, and I mean the parents,” she said. “I’m going to go to the teachers first and ask them what happened because that’s what I think is socially appropriate to do.

“I’m not saying what was written there was appropriate,” she continued. “What was written there was disgusting. What was written there should never have been written.”

School Board President Lynda Wrenn said she believed the assignment was unintentionally given to students.

“That’s not the message we want to send to our kids,” she said. “You don’t want kids reading that they should be running from the police. It could be a matter of life and death. It’s a bad example on many levels.”

Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough said the homework’s message undermines police efforts to connect with communities and keep residents, particularly kids, safe.

“I found the assignment to be so utterly irresponsible and depressing I’m at a loss for words,” he said.

Robert Swartzwelder, president of Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge 1, said he was glad the district is investigating.

“You’re sort of encouraging people to resist, you’re encouraging them to engage in flight at a very young age when everyone knows that if you comply with an officer’s directives that there’s a 99.9 percent chance that nothing will happen. You don’t want to encourage anyone to flee,” he said.


The U.S. Military Killed Dozens of Civilians While Trying to Bomb Meth Labs, U.N. Alleges

by Mike Power

Vice News
October 9, 2019

At least 30 civilians, including women and children, were killed by U.S. forces in May airstrikes on alleged methamphetamine labs in western Afghanistan, a UN agency alleged in a report on Wednesday.

The majority of those killed or injured were not working in drug labs, the agency said.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said that it has received reports on 145 civilian casualties resulting from the airstrikes on May 5. Of those, UNAMA "verified 39 civilian casualties (30 deaths, five injured and four whose status of killed or injured remains undetermined), including 14 children and one woman." The report states that 17 of these civilians were working in drug labs at the time.

In addition, “UNAMA received reliable and credible information to substantiate at least a further 37 more civilian casualties (30 deaths and seven injured), including 30 children and two women. It is working to further verify these civilian casualties,” said the report. The remaining 69 casualties for which UNAMA has received reports remain unverified.

The report also confirmed claims that some of the sites struck were not drug labs. "Moreover, UNAMA received credible information that several of the sites that were hit were not associated with drug production activities, including residential homes," added the new UN report.

The U.S. has dismissed the UN’s report. “United States Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) disputes the findings, legal analysis, and methodology of the UN report,” it said in a statement. It questioned the UN's sources: “USFOR-A is deeply concerned by UNAMA’s methods and findings. Sources with limited information, conflicted motives and violent agendas are not credible. USFOR-A follows the highest standards of accuracy and accountability to avoid harm to non-combatants and collateral damage,” the agency's statement said.

This is not the first time that the U.S. military has been accused of hitting civilian targets in its anti-drug bombing campaigns. VICE has previously reported on the last two years of these campaigns, including an investigation by researchers from the London School of Economics that found some targets chosen by the U.S. military were not drug-making facilities, but civilian homes.

David Mansfield, a Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics, led the team that first investigated an earlier US drug-lab bombing campaign, Operation Iron Tempest, that targeted Afghan opium labs from 2017-2018.

The LSE team used on-the-ground reporting with local experts, along with high-resolution satellite imagery and open-source intelligence to report on civilian casualties during Operation Iron Tempest.

That campaign did little to disrupt the flow of heroin from Afghanistan, which is still the world’s leading producer of the drug.

“The decision to bomb labs always struck me as overreach,” said Mansfield.

The US returned to its failed strategy in May this year, this time targeting methamphetamine production facilities, which Mansfield’s team again investigated.

Afghanistan drug chemists have adopted a new route to methamphetamine synthesis using a wild mountain shrub, known as oman, containing ephedra, a precursor to crystal meth production. This has led to a boom in local production and use.

“I'd like to think that the kind of painstaking research we have done at LSE on both the lab strikes and methamphetamine production over the last few years has helped highlight how costly and counterproductive the bombing of drug labs has been, and helps point to more effective responses that are compliant with international law," Mansfield added.

Those who were killed inside the labs were not legitimate military targets, UNAMA said in its new report.

“Personnel working inside the drug production facilities were not performing combat functions. They were therefore entitled to protection from attack, and could only have lost this protection if, and for such time, as they had been directly participating in hostilities," the UN report said.

The US again rejected this claim, calling this definition of legally targetable combatants “narrow.”

U.N. data shows a sharp spike in meth seizures in Afghanistan from 9kg in 2014 to the 127 seized in 2017. Annual seizures hit 180kg in 2018 and have already reached 650kg in the first half of 2019, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).


Praying at the Western Wall

A CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time.

So she went to check it out. She went to the Western Wall and there he was, walking slowly up to the holy site. She watched him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, using a cane and moving very slowly, she approached him for an interview.

"Pardon me, sir, I'm Rebecca Smith from CNN. What's your name?

"Morris Feinberg," he replied.

"Sir, how long have you been coming to the Western Wall and praying?"

"For about 60 years."

"60 years! That's amazing! What do you pray for?"

"I pray for peace between the Christians, Jews and the Muslims. I pray for all the wars and all the hatred to stop. I pray for all our children to grow up safely as responsible adults and to love their fellow man. I pray that politicians tell us the truth and put the interests of the people ahead of their own interests."

"How do you feel after doing this for 60 years?"

"Like I'm talking to a fucking wall."

Texans have a proud, creative spirit

From the state where drunk driving is considered a sport, comes this true story. Recently a routine police patrol parked outside a bar in Houston, Texas . After last call the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so apparently intoxicated that he could barely walk.
The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing. After what seemed an eternity in which he tried his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car and fall into it. He sat there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.

Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off--it was a fine, dry summer night, flicked the blinkers on and off a couple of times, honked the horn and then switched on the lights.

He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patrons' vehicles left.

At last, when his was the only car left in the parking lot, he pulled out and drove slowly down the road.

The police officer, having waited patiently all this time, now started up his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, promptly pulled the man over and administered a breathalyzer test.

To his amazement, the breathalyzer indicated no evidence that the man had consumed any alcohol at all!

Dumbfounded, the officer said, I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken.'

"I doubt it", said the truly proud Redneck. 'Tonight I'm the designated decoy.'

Truer words were never spoken

A father says to his son, "My boy, when you understand why a pizza is baked round, put in a square box, and eaten in triangles, you might be able to understand women."

The beautiful woman was not worth four inches

A man asked a waiter to take a bottle of Merlot to an unusually attractive woman sitting alone at a table in a cozy little restaurant.

So the waiter took the Merlot to the woman and said, "This is from the gentleman who is seated over there" and indicated the sender with a nod of his head.

She stared at the wine coolly for a few seconds, not looking at the man, then decided to send a reply to him by a note. The waiter, who was lingering nearby for a response, took the note from her and conveyed it to the gentleman.

The note read: "For me to accept this bottle, you need to have a Mercedes in your garage, a million dollars in the bank, and seven inches in your pants."

After reading the note, the man decided to compose his own in return. He folded the note, handed it to the waiter, and instructed him to deliver it to the lady.

His note read: "Just to let you know that things aren't always what they appear to be. I have a Ferrari Maranello, a BMW Z8, a Mercedes CL600, and a Porsche Turbo in my several garages. I have beautiful homes in Aspen and Miami, and a 10,000 acre ranch in Texas. There is over eighty million dollars in my bank account and portfolio. But not even for a woman as beautiful as you, would I cut off four inches. Just send the damn wine back."

Sociology 101

A young African-American kid asks his mother, "Mama, what is Socialism and what is Racism?"

"Well, Child...Socialism is when the white folks work hard every day so we can get all our governmental entitlement stuff for free.

"You our free cell phones for each family member, rent subsidy, food stamps, EBT, WIC, free school breakfast, lunch, and in some places supper; free healthcare, utility subsidy, and on and know, that's Socialism."

"But, Mama, don't the white people get mad about that?"

"Sure they do, Honey. That's called Racism."

Sunday, October 13, 2019


Texas Sheriff Bill Waybourn’s White House comments about criminal aliens

Daily Mail
October 10, 2019

'In Tarrant County, Texas, it's the 15th largest county in the nation, this morning we had 4,200 inmates. Out of that, 7 per cent were illegal aliens.

And they were being held for such offense as murder, sexual assault of children -- there were about 70 of them. And there were robbers in there, and kidnappers, and people who committed arson, and people who were DWI [offenders].

And out of that, you know, you think about that, if we returned them, with this radical ruling out of California where you have a federal judge making law for the nation, or attempting to, it will put our communities in jeopardy.

Of those people that we have in custody, we know for a fact that 72 per cent of them are repeat offenders.

So, if we have to turn them loose, or they get released, they're coming back to your neighborhood and my neighborhood. These drunks will run over your children, and they will run over my children. And if that happens, I know that you will want, and I would want for you, the full force of the law. And immigration is part of that full force.'


by Bob Walsh

A couple of days ago the Fort Worth P D answered a call for a welfare check about 2:25 a.m. at a private residence. The neighbors reported both family cars were there but the front door was standing open and that this was a very unusual situation.

The cops showed up and started moving around the outside of the house. One of the cops on the outside saw the outline of someone standing inside a window inside the house with a handgun that was more or less pointing towards the officer. The officer fired. The "suspect" died at the scene. The suspect was in fact a resident of the home.

It isn't clear at this stage if the officer announced himself. The cop is white and the dead resident is black, though that would not necessarily have been noticeable thru the window. Also, it seems likely that the neighbors would have told the cops the residents were black and given an approximate description, but one never knows.

In any event the cop is on routine administrative leave and the investigation is pending.

I have never been a street cop. That being said, I don't understand why the cops seem to think that anybody inside the residence with a gun is a bad guy. I can damn well tell you that if I hear somebody moving around outside my house at 2:30 in the freaking morning I'm going to have a gun in my hand until I KNOW it is the good guys out there.


by Bob Walsh

The fire burning in the San Fernando valley, pushed by the Santa Ana winds and fueled by a lot of dry brush, has cut several of the main roads into the LA area, killed at least two people and destroyed a few dozen homes.

The fire was sparked when a garbage truck driver dumped his load, which had for some reason caught fire, to avoid incinerating his truck. He ended up incinerating a chunk of the valley instead (which might have happened anyway if the truck had caught fire).

About 100,000 people have been ordered out of about 20,000 homes in the Granada Hills and Porter Ranch areas in response to a second fire. This fire MAY HAVE been caused by power lines according to witnesses in the area the fire started.


by Bob Walsh

Anti-gun psychopath Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that greatly expands the number of people who can apply for a temporary court order to seize a person's firearms "temporarily" without judicial review until after the seizure.

This list now includes co-workers and school teachers as well as the prior listed family members and law enforcement officers.

So, if little Johnnie does his presentation at show-and-tell and mentions the trip to grandpa's farm where you helped with a little squirrel and rabbit control with your 22 rifle and little Johnnie's teacher is a hard core anti-gun PETA activist, you can be pretty well fucked. They take your guns away and then let you talk to a judge later about why this action is bullshit. Your get-back under the law against questionable complainants is very thin.