Wednesday, October 01, 2014


The Supreme Courts of California, Montana and Washington state have upheld the firings of medical marijuana users who used pot only off the job when their employer had a drug-free policy

Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient, was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test in 2010. His case is now before the Colorado Supreme Court because a trial court judge and Colorado's appeals court upheld his firing, saying pot can't be considered lawful if it is outlawed at the federal level.

On Tuesday, Coats argued that he should not have been fired because a state law protects employees from being fired for legal activities off the clock. But Dish Network countered with the argument that medical marijuana isn't covered by the state law because it continues to be illegal under federal law.

Both sides referred to the fact that THC can remain in the body’s system for weeks, Coats claiming that’s why he tested positive, and Dish claiming that it shows he could have been under the influence of pot at the time of the test.

Dish attorney Meghan Martinez told the justices, "This case need not be an endorsement or an indictment of medical marijuana" but a chance to set standards for employee conduct. It's a zero-tolerance policy. It doesn't matter if he was impaired or not."

According to the Associated Press, Colorado's constitution specifically says that employers don't have to amend their policies to accommodate employees' marijuana use. But Arizona law says workers can't be punished for lawfully using medical marijuana unless it would jeopardize an employer's federal contract.

This case has implications all across the country because the Colorado case involves medical marijuana and the court's decision could also affect how companies with zero-drug tolerance policies treat employees who use recreational pot.

The Supreme Courts of California, Montana and Washington state have upheld the firings of medical marijuana users who used pot only off the job when their employer had a drug-free policy. A New Mexico physician assistant has filed a lawsuit because she was fired for using medical marijuana which she claims helps her to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Instead of medical marijuana, that physician assistant should turn to Jack Daniels or Jim Beam because they could help her cope with PTSD just as much, if not more than pot. Then, as long as she remained sober on the job, she wouldn't have to worry about getting fired.


Hassaun McFarlan, the convicted killer and drug trafficker who has been living with the chief of staff to Bill de Blasio’s wife since 2010, writes about liking rough sex and bragged about having sex with Rachel Noerdlinger the first time he dated her

Rachel Noerdlinger, the chief of staff to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray, has chosen to live with a real winner in Hassaun McFarlan. He has made a number of internet postings during the time he has been living with Noerdlinger in which he demeaned black women, talked about liking rough sex and bragged about having “fucked” Noerdlinger on their first date.

Here are just three of many postings that have been attributed to McFarlan:

“I been with my broad [Noerdlinger] for three years we fucked on the first night.”

“Good sex is an adrenaline rush and so is being violent. Are you turned on as well when a man plays rough with you?’’

“Trying to find the right black woman with a mean [oral sex] game is like trying to find a black woman with good credit.”

When one considers what McFarlan has been writing about liking rough sex, it stands to reason that Noerdlinger must like rough sex too.

All the time McFarlan has been cohabiting with Noerdlinger, he has also been ranting against the police on social media, always referring to cops as pigs or fucking pigs. In one post he wrote, “I can’t come outside without the pigs fucking with me in the hood.” McFarlan had been a vocal critic of NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics, which put him in league with de Blasio.

Noerdlinger, the former publicist for Al Sharpton, has been attending high-level NYPD staff meetings. By choosing to live with an ex-convict who hates the police, she should never be allowed to attend any meetings where sensitive and classified NYPD matters might come up.

As I said before: When you cohabit with trash (McFarlan), you too (Noerdlinger) are trash.


How low can an institution of higher education sink? A Mickey Mouse college that lets students design their own curriculums and gives no tests or grades, has selected Mumia Abu-Jamal, the cold blooded murderer of a Philadelphia cop, as a commencement speaker.

Arts degree students at Goddard College, a liberal arts college in Plainfield, Vermont, chose Abu-Jamal as their commencement speaker. The notorious cop killer received a degree from Goddard in 1996.

A recording of his speech will be played and a video glorifying Abu-Jamal will be shown.

Bob Kenny, the school's interim president, defended the selection of Abu-Jamal with the following statement:

“The graduates' selection of Abu-Jamal reflects their freedom to engage and think radically and critically in a world that often sets up barriers to do just that."

Here is my reaction to Kerry’s statement: What a supreme crock of shit! He and the students at his Mickey Mouse college ought to be ashamed of themselves.

As for Abu-Jamal’s degree from Goddard College … since the sorry piece of shit was able to design his own curriculum and did not have to take any tests, it’s no wonder he was able to get a degree.


In his speech before the U.N., Netanyahu also struck back at Mahmoud Abbas for accusing Israel of committing genocide and war crimes

Bibi was at his best in his speech to the U.N. In addition to blistering world leaders and Abbas, Netanyahu also warned the U.N. about the dangers posed by a nuclear armed Iran.

Unfortunately for Bibi, he was left preaching to the choir because the hall of the UN General Assembly was more than half empty.

Netanyahu likens Muslim extremist movements around the world to Nazis, Claims Hamas carried out 'war crimes' in Gaza by using human shields, and Warns of 'grave threat' to world if Iran manages to obtain nuclear weapons

By Ian Broad

Mail Online
September 30, 2014

Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Hamas and ISIS are 'branches of the same poisonous tree', both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were.

In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Mr Netanyahu also hit back at Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who accused Israel last week of carrying out war crimes and waging a 'war of genocide' during the fighting in Gaza.

The Israeli leader said Hamas committed 'the real war crimes' in Gaza by using Palestinian civilians as human shields.

Addressing the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting in New York, the Israeli leader argued that Israel's fight against Hamas and the US military campaign against the Islamic State are part of the same cause - the defeat of Islamic extremism.

Mr Netanyahu railed against world leaders for simultaneously condemning the Jewish state for its war with Hamas and praising president Barack Obama for attacking Islamic State militants and other extremists in Syria and Iraq.

The prime minister said that ISIS and Hamas are 'branches of the same poisonous tree'.

He added that 'when it comes to its ultimate goals', Hamas is ISIS, and ISIS is Hamas.

Mr Netanyahu said ISIS and Hamas, as well as other Muslim extremist movements, from al-Qaeda and Nigeria's Boko Haram to Somalia's al-Shabab and Lebanon's Hezbollah, share the goal of imposing militant Islam on the world.

He likened them to Nazism - 'another fanatic ideology that swept into power eight decades ago'.

To protect global peace and security, he said, 'we must remove this cancer before it's too late'.

Turning to another regional enemy, Mr Netanyahu warned that the gravest threat to the world today is the danger of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. 'It's one thing to confront militant Islamists on pick-up trucks, armed with Kalashnikov rifles. It's another thing to confront militant Islamists armed with weapons of mass destruction,' he said.

The Israeli leader added that Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's condemnation of the spread of terrorism last week amounted to 'one of history's greatest displays of doubletalk'.

He accused Iran itself of mounting terrorist attacks all around the world, and lumped the country in with Islamic extremist movements. 'To say that Iran doesn't practice terrorism is like saying Derek Jeter never played shortstop for the New York Yankees,' he said.

And Mr Netanyahu criticised the efforts of six world powers to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, saying: 'To defeat [ISIS] and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the war.'

He also launched a scathing attack on the UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of continually singling out Israel for criticism when other parts of the world are awash in atrocities. He called the Human Rights Council's name 'an oxymoron' and charged that the body has become 'a terrorist rights council'.

Mr Netanyahu said the council's treatment of Israel reflects 'the return of one of the world's oldest prejudices'.

'It's called anti-Semitism. It is now spreading in polite society, where it masquerades as legitimate criticism of Israel,' he said.

Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's executive committee, said Mr Netanyahu's speech was 'a blatant manipulation of facts' aimed at misleading world leaders 'through a combination of hate language, slander and argument of obfuscation'.

In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki took issue with Netanyahu over the similarities between Hamas and Islamic State. She said that while the US considers both terrorist organisations, 'we obviously believe that [Islamic State] poses a different threat to the United States'.

Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator, said Mr Netanyahu, in his remarks, 'buried' the possibility of a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict based on the pre-war borders of 1967.

Mr Erekat also complained that Mr Netanyahu branded those who dare to stand up to Israel as anti-Semites.


The Arab World has produced essentially no technology, medicine or anything else in the world of science, and it has almost no contributions to world literature, art or to intellectual development

Dennis Prager says that for the past two generations, the only things the Arab World has produced is hatred and violence.

By Dennis Prager
September 30, 2014

At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products.

It has produced essentially no technology, medicine or anything else in the world of science. It has almost no contributions to world literature, art or to intellectual development.

According to the most recent United Nations Arab Human Development Reports (2003-2005), written by Arab intellectuals, Greece, with a population of 11 million, annually translates five times more books from English than the entire Arab world, population 370 million. Nor is this a new development. The total number of books translated into Arabic during the last 1,000 years is less than Spain translates into Spanish in one year. reports that about 100 million people in the Arab world are illiterate; and three quarters of them are between the ages of 15 and 45.

As for Arab women, the situation is even worse. Nearly half of the Arab world's women are illiterate, and sexual attacks on women have actually increased since the Arab Spring, as have forced marriages and trafficking. And the exact number of women murdered by family members in "honor killings" is not knowable. It is only known to be large.

In Egypt, the largest Arab country, 91 percent of women and girls are subjected to female genital mutilation, according to UNICEF. Not to mention the number of women in the Arab world who must wear veils or even full-face and full-body coverings known as burkas. And, of course, Saudi Arabia is infamous for not allowing women to drive a car.

Another unhappy feature of the Arab world is the prevalence of lies. To this day, Egypt denies that it was the Egyptian pilot, Ahmed El-Habashi, who allegedly crashed an EgyptAir jet into the ocean deliberately. Vast numbers of Arabs believe that Jews knew of the 9-11 plot and avoided going to work at the World Trade Center that day.

So, then, is there anything at which the Arab world has excelled for the past two generations? Has there been a major Arab export?

As it happens, there are two.

Hatred and violence.

The Arab world has no peer when it comes to hatred - of the Western world generally, and especially of Israel. Israel-hatred and its twin, Jew-hatred, are the oxygen that the Arab world breathes.

Two of the most popular songs in Egypt over the past decade have been "I Hate Israel" and the ironically named "I Love Israel."

Lyrics of the latter song include:

"May it [Israel] be destroyed. May it be wiped off the map. May a wall fall on it. May it disappear from the universe. G0D, please have it banished."

"May it dangle from the noose. May I get to see it burning, Amen. I will pour gasoline on it. I am an Egyptian man. I am not a coward."

"I Hate Israel" is so popular that it was the song which Egypt's pop star Chaaboula sang at the largest music festival in the Arab world, Morocco's Mawazine. The festival, one of the biggest in the world, featured Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin and Kool and the Gang.

Some of the lyrics:

"I hate Israel, and I would say so if I was asked to.

"Two faces of the same coin, America and Israel. They made the world a jungle and ignited the fuse.

"About that [Twin] Tower, oh people. Definitely! His friends [Israel] were the ones who brought it down."

The other major Arab product and export has been violence.

It is difficult to overstate the amount of violence in the Arab world. Mass murder and cruelty have characterized the Arab world.

Regarding Iraq under Saddam Hussein, Dexter Filkins, the New York Times correspondent in Iraq from 2003-2006 wrote: "Here, in Hussein, was one of the world's indisputably evil men: he murdered as many as a million of his people, many with poison gas. He tortured, maimed and imprisoned countless more. His unprovoked invasion of Iran is estimated to have left another million people dead."

Syria, too, has been a country of mass murder, torture, and brutal totalitarian rule — under the rule of Hafez Assad (in power 1971-2000), and his son, Bashar, the current killer-dictator who, among other atrocities, used Sarin gas against his own people in 2013.

In the ongoing Syrian Civil War, according to the United Nations, between March 15, 2011 and April 30, 2014, 191,000 Syrians, about a third of them civilians, were killed. In addition, 2.5 million people have fled Syria to neighboring countries, and 6.5 million have fled their homes within Syria.

In Algeria in the 1990s, Islamist terrorists engaged in wholesale murder of their fellow Algerians. That war cost Algeria about 100,000 lives, mostly civilian.

In Sudan, the Arab government's atrocities against the non-Arab population in the region of Darfur led to about 300,000 deaths and over a million refugees. In addition there was systematic rape of untold numbers of non-Arab women by Arab gangs known as the Janjaweed.

And then there was the terror unleashed by Palestinians against Israeli civilians in restaurants, at weddings, on buses, etc. The Palestinians are the modern fathers of terrorism directed solely at civilians.

There are two possible reactions to this description of the Arab world. One is that it is an example of anti-Arab "racism." That would be the reaction in much of the Arab world, on the left and among most academics — despite the fact that the description is of a culture and that the Arabs are not a race. The other is that is that it is tragically accurate. That would be the reaction of some in the Arab world and anyone who cares about truth. One such individual is an Arab. In Politico Magazine two weeks ago. Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief of Al-Arabiya, the Dubai-based satellite channel, titled his article "The Barbarians Within Our Gates." The subtitle is "Arab civilization has collapsed. It won't recover in my lifetime."

Islamic State, which is overwhelmingly Arab, is just the latest manifestation.


The Unconventional Gazette
September 30, 2014

Paddy had long heard the stories of an amazing family tradition.

It seems that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all been able to walk on water on their
18th birthday.

On that special day, they'd each walked across the lake to the pub on the far side for their first legal drink.

So when Paddy's 18th birthday came around, he and his pal Mick, took a boat out to the middle of the lake, Paddy, stepped out of the boat ....and nearly drowned!

Mick just barely managed to pull him to safety.

Furious and confused, Paddy went to see his grandmother ..

"Grandma," he asked, "Tis me 18th birthday, so why can't I walk across the lake like me father, his father and his father before him?"

Granny looked deeply into Paddy's, troubled blue eyes and said,

"Because ye father, ye grandfather and ye great-grandfather were all born in December, when the lake is frozen, and ye were born in August, ya fookin idiot!"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Clark Edward Squire, now known as Sundiata Acoli, who gunned down a N.J. state cop in 1973 was denied parole in 2011, but a state appeals court reversed the parole board’s decision

In 1973, Clark Edward Squire, now known as Sundiata Acoli, struggled with State Trooper Werner Foerster on the New Jersey Turnpike. During the struggle, Acoli’s gun went off, wounding the officer. Acoli then grabbed the trooper’s gun and shot him twice in the head as he was lying on the ground.. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 24 to 30 years.

From the Associated Press:

According to court documents, Acoli's gun went off during a struggle with Foerster, who had responded as backup after another officer pulled over the car for a broken tail light. The state contended Chesimard shot Trooper James Harper, wounding him, then took Foerster's gun and shot him twice in the head with his own gun as he lay on the ground. Acoli has claimed he was grazed by a bullet and blacked out, and couldn't remember the exact sequence of events.

The cop killer now in his mid-70s, was denied parole in 1993, 2004 and 2011. He appealed the latest denial and on Monday a state appellate court reversed that decision.

Also from the Associated Press:

The appellate judges wrote Monday that the parole board ignored a prison psychologist's favorable report on Acoli and the fact that he had expressed remorse for the trooper's death and had had no disciplinary incidents in prison since 1996. They also faulted the board for giving too much weight to Acoli's past criminal record and an unspecified probation violation, which occurred several decades before the board's decision.

"Make no mistake, we are completely appalled by Acoli's senseless crimes, which left a member of the State Police dead and another injured, as well as one of Acoli's associates dead and the other injured," the judges wrote. "But Acoli has paid the penalty under the laws of this State for his crimes."

Obviously, the appellate judges were not appalled enough over the cold blooded killing of a police officer. The state attorney general’s office will appeal the ruling.

Acoli and his two companions were members of a black militant group. Trooper Foerster was white. The car in which the three were riding was pulled over for a broken taillight. President Obama and Al Sharpton would consider that a Driving While Black stop by a white cop.


If you dangerous sex offenders leave Texas and never return, you can live on your own

In July 2005 Lloyd Wilson was busted in Fairfax, Virginia for abducting and raping a 16-year-old girl. He was convicted of rape, abduction and producing child pornography and is serving a 30 year prison sentence.

In May 2008, Melvin Cody Whipple was busted for fondling an 11-year-old boy. He was convicted of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child and given a one-to-15 year prison sentence.

Ordinarily one would say there is nothing unusual here, just two turds busted and sent to prison for the sexual abuse of children. But there is far more to this than that.

In 1999 a new Texas law went into effect that allowed convicted sex offenders, who had completed their maximum prison sentences and were classified as too dangerous to live freely in society, to be locked up for the remainder of their lives if necessary in a psychiatric hospital under a civil commitment.

In 2004, according to Mike Ward and Anita Hassan of the Houston Chronicle, Wilson, 44 at the time, had just finished serving a 12-year sentence for indecency with a child in Fort Worth and aggravated sexual assault of a child in Dallas, and Whipple, 58 at the time, was completing nine years in prison for aggravated kidnapping involving sexual intent and indecency with a child in Amarillo.

Both men were to remain in custody of the state under the civil commitment law. But both Wilson and Whipple appeared before different Montgomery County judges, Wilson before District Judge Putnam Reiter and Whipple before District Judge Lee Alworth. Each man was ordered to “leave the State of Texas within 72 hours of release” from prison and “not to visit or reside in the State of Texas.”

Wilson was ordered to live in Virginia and Whipple was ordered to move to Bluff, Utah.

Neither the authorities in Virginia nor Utah were ever notified by any authorities in Texas that the two dangerous sexual predators were going to take up residence in their respective states. And to top it off, exiling Wilson and Whipple was probably illegal because of a provision in the Texas constitution that prohibits the banishment of criminals to other states.


Brigitte Jackson of Cobb County, Georgia must have thought that all those people who worked at the state’s Department of Revenue must have been dumped there off a turnip truck.

By John Blosser

September 29, 2014

Georgia tax authorities think Brigitte Jackson followed an old adage: never steal anything small.

The Cobb County, Ga., woman was arrested when she got caught up in a sting while allegedly trying to cash a tax return check for over $94 million, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Authorities say Jackson said she had made $99 million in wages in the past year, and was claiming a return of $94,323,148. She actually was issued the check, although it was a phony and part of the sting. When she showed up to pick it up at a local grocery store, as per tax officials' instructions, she was arrested.

Police set up the sting after they went to her address, looking for her and her cousin Darrius White, currently on felony probation, who police say also claimed a $99 million income and allegedly filed a similar whopper of a tax return claim. When the address turned out to be old, authorities hatched their plan to write out a phony check and con Jackson into coming to the bank to cash the check.

"It doesn't matter if it's $94 or $94 million," special investigations chief Josh Waites told WSB-TV. "We're going to go after you and hold you accountable."

Georgia Department of Revenue financial fraud investigator Tamiko Harris said that Jackson and White kept calling the tax department to check on when their return would be arriving. In one of the calls, she was told to expect her tax return in seven to 10 business days, and replied excitedly, "Yay! Thank you so much! I'm so happy!"

She's less happy now, behind bars and facing five charges of attempted theft by taking and conspiracy to defraud the state. White has still not been located by the police, but will face the same charges when he is arrested, police said.

The phone calls were recorded and will be used in the prosecution of Jackson and White, Waites said.

Fraud detection manager Kendra Carroll told the Journal-Constitution that she also spoke to White, who impatiently kept calling in, trying to find out when his huge tax return would arrive.


By Bob Walsh

PACOVILLA Corrections blog
September 29, 2014

A really disgusting quasi-human who tortured a puppy to death in front of his four-year old daughter was just sentenced to two years in jail with an additional year in a residential treatment facility.

Alan Velete, 32, was on probation for ADW when he and his rugrat moved in with his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s mother in Redwood City last December. A four-month old terrier puppy by the name of Lucky quickly became the object of Velete’s anger when it did puppy-type things, like downloading used food onto the floor. Over a period of several weeks he beat the dog and sprayed household cleaner into its eyes. He also fed it human psych meds. His favorite move was to stuff the puppy into a duffel bag and hang it up in the shower. The dog did not like that would whimper and whine when this happened. This often happened in front of his daughter and girlfriend, both of who were too scared of Velete to call the cops. He eventually suffocated the puppy.

He pleaded Nolo. He got two years in jail, with credit for time served, and another year in a residential psych facility.

This is one very disturbed, dangerous ambulatory turd. I expect we will be hearing more from him down the road.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Only two years in a lockup? No justice for that puppy here!

Assault with a deadly weapon is still a felony in Kookfornia, isn’t it? Why didn’t they revoke his probation and ship his sorry ass off to prison with the new conviction stacked on top of the ADW conviction?

And, he does not belong in a psych facility. He’s no psycho! He’s just a low-down worthless mean bastard!

Monday, September 29, 2014


In his address to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation on Saturday, Obama said that mistrust of police corrodes America

Addressing the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner in Washington on Saturday, President Obama pointed to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri as an exposing the mistrust by blacks of the police. He said that “gulf of mistrust” has a “corrosive effect” on all of America.

Obama said, "Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement — guilty of walking while black or driving while black, judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness." He complained that significant racial disparities remain in the enforcement of law, from drug sentencing to application of the death penalty, to pulling people over.

Obama said mistrust of the police harms the communities that need law enforcement the most and makes black people reluctant to cooperate with the police.

I think it was a stretch to say that the turmoil in Ferguson exposed the gulf of mistrust that exists between blacks and the police. What was there to expose when it is an open secret that blacks do not trust the police? And the president was being disingenuous in complaining about the racial disparities in the enforcement of law.

Obama complained about drug sentences. I must admit that the harsh penalties for sales of crack cocaine have resulted in long prison sentences mostly for blacks. But that is because blacks were the ones who cornered the market on crack cocaine.

The president talked about the disparities in the enforcement of law, but he conveniently overlooked the fact that blacks commit a disproportionate amount of crime, especially violent crime. All you have to do is watch the daily TV news. Blacks make up only 12 percent of the population, but on news broadcasts you see more blacks than whites getting busted. And they’re not getting busted because they’re black.

Obama complained about blacks being pulled over. He must have been talking about tactics such as stop-and-frisk. While that particular tactic has reduced the number of black-on-black shootings, it has also caused some collateral damage by inconveniencing and offending some law-abiding black citizens. Then there is the politically incorrect racial profiling cops do when they pull over someone, black or white, who looks out of place in a particular location. It’s a good, longtime police practice, but it carries with it the same collateral damage that stop-and-frisk does.

And, of course, Obama complained about the disparity in death sentences. It hasn’t been too many years ago that blacks were indeed sentenced to death when whites committing the same crimes were given lesser sentences. But that has not been the case for some time.

Trust is a two-way proposition. In dealing with black lawbreakers, the hatred of police comes across loud and clear. I recall an incident shortly after I became a Riverside Sheriff’s officer. I arrested a black man - for what I cannot remember - and he snapped at me, “The only reason you’re fucking with me is because I’m black.” That was then and this is now – nothing has really changed much.

While I am sure most blacks do not hate cops, there are a significant number that do, and those are the ones the police often have to deal with. So, those cops mistrust blacks just like blacks mistrust cops, and Obama’s complaints aren’t going to change that.


In accusing Israel of committing genocide and war crimes, Abbas proved he is no ‘partner for peace’

In his address to the U.N. Friday, Mahmoud Abbas spewed vitriolic venom at Israel. He described Israel’s war against Hamas as a “genocidal crime.” He promised that, "We will not forget and we will not forgive, and we will not allow war criminals to escape punishment."

Abbas said "Israel has chosen to make it a year of a new war of genocide perpetrated against the Palestinian people." He called the deaths of 460 Palestinian children in Gaza "a series of absolute war crimes carried out before the eyes and ears of the entire world."

As for the peace negotiations, Abbas said Israel is offering Palestinians a future either in "isolated ghettos" or "at worst it will be a most abhorrent form of apartheid."

Abbas called for immediate Palestinian statehood, saying, "There is an occupation that must end now. There is a people that must be freed immediately. The hour of independence of the state of Palestine has arrived."

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman accused Abbas of waging "diplomatic terrorism" and making "false accusations." And even the Obama administration was angered by the speech. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, "President Abbas' speech today included offensive characterizations that were deeply disappointing and which we reject. Such provocative statements are counterproductive and undermine efforts to create a positive atmosphere and restore trust between the parties."

By his venomous words, Abbas proved that he is not, and has never been a partner for peace. And those words should make it clear to President Obama why many Israelis are “ready to abandon the hard work of peace."


Former FBI agent Ali Soufan says we have been fighting an endless war with Islamist terrorist groups when we should be dealing with the ideology that drives those groups

Ali Soufan, CEO of The Soufan Group, is a former FBI agent who led the investigation into the attack on the USS Cole and investigated the circumstances surrounding 911. For years, Soufan has also tracked al-Qaeda. He believes we have been unsuccessful in destroying al-Qaeda and its affiliates because we have failed to deal with the ideology that is driving the Islamist groups.

Here is how Soufan answered a question by Martha Raddatz on Sunday’s ABC This Week:

RADDATZ: Ali Soufan, you've been quite critical of the approach to combating al Qaeda. You recently said that there was too much focus on Osama bin Laden and not on the bin Ladenism he spawned. What do you mean by that and what do you think we should be doing better?

SOUFAN: I think since 9/11, our tactics has been just tactics.

We have been, you know, dealing with al Qaeda, with the threat al Qaeda brings. We have been successful in diminishing some of the threat in the short term, but we never dealt with the ideology.

Today after trillions of dollars that's been spent, after thousands of lives around the world that have been lost, we have more people adhere to the ideology of Osama bin Laden in 2014 than we had in 2001. So that gives you an idea that the threat is not a group. The threat is in the ideology.

There are different groups, sometimes we call them ISIS, sometimes we call them al Qaeda, now people are calling Khorasan a new group. However, we never dealt with ideology, and that is a problem.

RADDATZ: How confident are you that we can beat them [ISIS]?

SOUFAN: Well, first, before I answer this question, we have to know our enemy. I mean, Sung Tzu said a long time ago, if you know your enemy and know yourself, you will win 100 times in 100 battles.

Look for example about the Khorasan group. Khorasan is a region in central Asia that includes part of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. They refer -- al Qaeda refers to the leadership in northern Pakistan as Khorasan. So Khorasan is not a new affiliate. It's not a new group. It is simply al Qaeda as we know it and as we always knew it.

So first, we have to learn about our enemy. We have to identify the enemy. And if we don't do this with ISIS and if we don't target the incubating factors [the ideology] that are making ISIS popular among thousands of youth around the world, then I think we're going to have a lot of difficulties in dismantling it and defeating it.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Holder’s Justice Department claims bracelets showing support for Officer Wilson that are being worn by Ferguson cops are provocative and aggravating the minority community

Ferguson cops have been wearing bracelets inscribed with “I am Darren Wilson” to show their support for the officer who is under heavy fire for shooting Michael Brown last month. Members of the minority community want Wilson arrested and charged with murder and have been outraged by the bracelets, complaining to the Justice Department about them.

Holder’s Justice Department promptly wrote Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson, informing him that he should order his cops to stop wearing the bracelets. From MailOnline:

In a letter to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, the Justice Department said residents had told its investigators that officers policing protest sites on Tuesday in Ferguson were seen wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' bracelets. The letter said the bracelets had 'upset and agitated' people and 'reinforce the very us versus them' mentality that many residents of Ferguson believe exists.'

Jackson, who is barely hanging on to his job by a thin thread, is in no position to tell Justice to shove it where the sun don’t shine.

In a pitiful effort to keep his job, Jackson has been marching with the demonstrators and he has apologized to the black community for the length of time it took to remove Brown's body from the street and to Brown’s parents for the loss of their son. He will, no doubt, follow the Justice Department's directive to ban the bracelets.

Let’s face it, anything the Ferguson cops may do, no matter how trivial, that could possibly be construed as offensive to Michael Brown’s supporters, will lead to a rash of complaints and a kneejerk reaction from Justice. Banning those bracelets will not change that.


When Jayda Milsap’s mother was being stabbed by her ex-boyfriend, the 11-year-old girl shot him twice, thereby saving her life

Despite a restraining order issue against him a week earlier, ex-boyfriend Leonardo Henry, 25, broke into Brandy Moreno’s Oklahoma City home at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning and repeatedly stabbed the mother of 11-year-old Jayda Milsap.

Unfortunately for Leonardo, but most fortunately for Brandy, the mother had taught Jayda how to fire a gun so she could protect herself if need be. Mama taught daughter well because Jayda grabbed the gun and shot Leonardo twice, thereby saving her life. The asshole fled from the home but was found by the cops a short distance away.

Moreno’s two children and Leonardo’s three kids were in the home when the stabbing and shooting took place. Brandy had filed the restraining order because she claimed Leonardo had been molesting the children in the middle of the night for several years.

Brandy was stabbed in the eye, neck and chest. Both she and Leonardo are being treated at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. The cops will snatch Leonardo out of the hospital as soon as they can and throw his sorry ass into jail.

Jayda’s rescue of her mother is one big Second Amendment success story.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a city ordinance that will prohibit businesses with fewer than 15 employees from asking job applicants about their criminal histories

Generally speaking, I would say the proposed ordinance makes good sense. Too many ex-cons are are turned down due to their criminal histories. There are some types of businesses that should be able to inquire about a job applicant’s arrest record. In any event, there is nothing that will prevent a business from running background checks on job applicants.


September 27, 2014

Employers in Chicago will be banned from asking applicants about their criminal histories if Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed "ban the box" ordinance is passed.

The ordinance, to be proposed at the next city council meeting on Oct. 8, would prohibit companies with fewer than 15 employees to include questions about applicants' criminal histories on job applications, reports The Chicago Sun-Times.

Instead, companies could only conduct background checks when candidates are otherwise considered to be qualified for a job. Chicago's ordinance mirrors a state law for companies that takes effect on Jan. 1.

Several other states and communities across the country are also passing similar legislation, reports the National Employment Law Project, which is working to open job opportunities to former criminals.

"This is a common-sense move that will ensure consistent rules for businesses of all sizes and ensure people who have left prison and are trying to turn their life around can be evaluated on their abilities, said Alderman Walter Burnett.

He speaks from experience, because as a teen, he went to prison after robbing a savings and loan. Eventually he was pardoned and since became the first felon to win a seat on City Council.

Burnett said many private companies turned him down after he got out of prison, but Cook County, which along with City Hall and Illinois doesn't ask about criminal backgrounds gave him a job as a draftsman.

He'd learned the trade in prison and ended up working on road reconstruction projects.

Michael Negron, Emanuel's chief of policy, said there are more than 40,000 businesses in Chicago that would come under the ordinance.

Violations could reach $1,000 if companies are caught breaking the rules.

Some small business owners said they don't expect the ordinance to impact them, but Burnett he knows of some businesses that turn away ex-offenders based on what they answer on the applications.

“It’s something we’re trying to change,” he said. “Jobs are a crime-fighting tool.”


By Bob Walsh

PACOVILLA Corrections blog
September 23, 2014

The union representing the rank-and-file members of the San Francisco Fire Department have gotten together to call for the ouster of Joanne Hayes-White, the department chief.

The simmering unrest apparently boiled over during the Labor Day holiday weekend when fire fighters in the field sometimes had to wait for an HOUR for an ambulance to transport injured persons to the hospital. During the month of August there were 374 cases where it took the wagon more than 20 minutes to arrive. In nine cases the wait was over an hour.

The chief declined to comment, other than to say, ” I’m staying positive and professional.” (Presumably meaning she is still getting paid and still has her head up her ass.)

Former Mayor Gavin Newsom made a big splash with his politically correct appointments of Heather Fong to head the San Francisco Police Department and Hayes-White to head the fire department.

Ms. Hayes-White has been with the fire department since 1990 and is now 50, so she could retire if she was so inclined. She could probably do OK on the retirement package from her $320,000 annual salary.

Saturday, September 27, 2014



The chief of staff to Bill de Blasio’s wife has been living since 2010 with a convicted killer who has also been convicted of drug trafficking

New York’s Sandinista-loving Mayor Bill de Blasio has no shame. In January De Blasio, who is now the subject of a cover up in the death of a ground hog he accidentally dropped on Ground Hog Day, appointed Rachael Noerdlinger, 43, as chief of staff to his wife, Chirlane McCray. In her position, Noerdlinger has been attending high-level meetings at NYPD.

When de Blasio appointed Noerdlinger, the mayor had to know that since 2010 she has been living with Hassaun McFarlan, 36, the son of a Harlem drug dealer. At age 15, McFarlan shot dead an 18-year-old youth in Harlem after a dispute over a goose-down jacket. He served seven years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter. Since then he has been arrested at least five times.

In 2003, McFarlan got busted for his part in an interstate crack-trafficking ring. He pled guilty to a bunch of drug charges and spent time in a Massachusetts prison until his release in 2007. Since then he has been busted at least three times, including an arrest for possession of marijuana. Last November, McFarlan got busted for nearly running over a New Jersey state trooper while driving Noerdlinger’s Mercedes-Benz.

All the time McFarlan has been cohabiting with Noerdlinger, he has been ranting against the police on social media, always referring to cops as pigs or fucking pigs. In one post he wrote, “I can’t come outside without the pigs fucking with me in the hood.” McFarlan had been a vocal critic of NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics, which put him in league with de Blasio.

Prior to her appointment by de Blasio, Rachael Noerdlinger worked as public relations adviser for Al Sharpton and his National Action Network. Sharpton has come to her defense by saying she should not have to answer for McFarlan’s behavior.

When you cohabit with trash (McFarlan), you too (Noerdlinger) are trash.

In this case, NYPD has good cause to be concerned about some pillow talk. McFarlan, the two-time prison inmate, is in a position to extract sensitive and classified NYPD information from Noerdlinger. Shame on Police Commissioner Bill Bratton for not having the balls to tell de Blasio that his wife’s chief of staff will not be allowed to attend any NYPD staff meetings.


Cellphone video of freeway beating ends cop’s career and enriches his victim

Most of you will recall last July’s cellphone video that showed a CHP officer repeatedly punching a downed woman in the face on the shoulder of the 10 Freeway in Los Aneles. The officer, Daniel Andrew, was referred to as an ‘animalistic cop.’

According to the Associated Press, CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow has confirmed that Andrew has agreed to resign and his victim, Marlene Pinnock, has agreed to accept a $1.5 million settlement.

Farrow said that Andrew "has elected to resign." – Translation: I fired his ass. Andrew’s law enforcement career did not last long. He became a CHP officer in 2012. He could still face criminal charges.

Court documents describe the incident:

Andrew had just pulled Pinnock from oncoming traffic and she resisted by pushing him after multiple drivers called 911 to report her walking barefoot along the side of the freeway. Andrew then straddled her on the ground as Pinnock resisted by "kicking her legs, grabbing the officer's uniform and twisting her body. Andrew "struck her in the upper torso and head several times with a closed right fist.”

Most of the award will be placed in a special needs trust for Pincock because she is bipolar. She had been off her medication for several months prior to the incident.

Following release of the video, a number of cops defended Andrew’s actions. God save us from those idiots!


Aside from getting caught up in the Mexican cartel wars, Americans are tantalizing targets for kidnappers who don’t hesitate to murder their victims

Whenever someone tells me they are thinking about visiting Mexico, I tell them to forget it and find some Caribbean island beach resort instead. And as one commentator to this report said: Don't go to Mexico. If your work requires it, find another job.

by Elizabeth Espinosa

September 25, 2014

A Brownsville resident is dead after a group of armed men kidnapped him, along with another victim in Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said Eric Candanosa and Carlos Vela Moreno were driving aling a highway in Tamaulipas transporting vehicles Wednesday evening.

Moreno said that the vehicles they were driving overheated, forcing them to stop.

At this time, a group of six or seven armed men in two vehicles approached the pair and kidnapped both the Brownsville residents.

The group of armed men took them to an isolated wooded area, where they began to beat the men with 2x4s.

According to the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department, one of the armed men said, “This is the guy,” referring to 38-year-old Candanosa.

Moreno said the group began to beat Candanosa.

Officials said the pair was then taken to a hospital in Progreso after the beating.

Since both men are United States citizens a Mexican ambulance rushed the men to the Los Indios Bridge to meet with paramedics from the U.S.

The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office was called to the bridge around 8:30 p.m. in reference to the assault.

Sheriff Lucio told Action 4 News that Candanosa was dead by the time he arrived at the bridge.

Authorities said they are not sure if the Brownsville residents were transporting anything else at the time of the incident.

Moreno told the sheriff’s department that he isn’t sure why the group of armed men kidnapped them.

An autopsy, ordered by Justice of the Peace Eloy Cano in Harlingen, will be performed Thursday to find out more on Candanosa’s death.

EDITOR’S NOTE: In 1995, Judge Camo issued an arrest warrant for disorderly conduct against shock jock Howard Stern. It seems as though Howard, who has been a judge on America’s Got Talent since 2012, pissed off the Harlingen judge for mocking fans of the slain Tejano singer Selena. According to Time (April 12, 1995):

Soon after Selena was gunned down in Corpus Christi last month, Stern played her music to the sound of gunfire and said: "Alvin and the Chipmunks have more soul . . . Spanish people have the worst taste in music. They have no depth."

Disorderly conduct for dissing Spanish people over the air? It looks as though they make up the law in Harlingen as they go along.


DNA nails 74-year-old triple murderer for killings he commited back in the 1980s

By Boeb Walsh

PACOVILLA Corrections blog
September 25, 2014

A superannuated slimeball was sentenced in LA today to three terms of life without parole for murders committed back in the 1980s. His victims were cocaine addicts.

Samuel Little, 74, was tied to the crimes by DNA matches. He was extradited from Kentucky in 2012 on a drug beef and then charged with the murders. The jury only took 2 hours to convict his sorry ass.

I wonder if he will be eligible for early release on the basis that he is aged and may soon become infirm and a burden to the taxpayers? I hope not, but you never know.

Friday, September 26, 2014


After a driver got out of his car as ordered, he was told to produce his driver license, but when he reaches back into the car to get the license, a S.C. State Trooper shot at the unarmed man four times, striking him once in the hip

On September 4 in Columbia, S.C., State Trooper Sean Groubert, 31, spotted Levar Jones, 35, driving while not wearing a seatbelt. He pulled Jones over at a gas station and ordered him out of his car. What followed is captured on the patrol car’s dash cam. As Jones got out of his car, the trooper asked him for his driver license. Jones turned around and reached back into the car to retrieve his license. At this point Groubert opens fire, getting off at least four shots and striking the unarmed man once in the hip.

Groubert was fired on September 19 because it was determined that the shooting was not justified. On Wednesday the former trooper was charged with the felony of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. His attorney argues the shooting was justified because at that moment, Groubert perceived Jones reaching back into the car as an imminent threat to his life.

Jones was treated at a hospital and is recovering at home. It’s a good thing Groubert was not a better shooter. You can expect a big lawsuit in this case.

Compounding this incident is the fact that here we have another shooting of an unarmed black man by a white cop.

Immediately after getting shot, Jones yelled, "What did I do? . . . I just got my license, you said get my license." I think I can answer what Jones did. He scared the supreme shit out of the trooper when he reached back into the car. At that moment, Groubert panicked, pure and simple.

With so many cops getting shot and with the recent ambush shooting of two Pennsylvania State Troopers outside their barracks, I suspect that many cops are very apprehensive as they go about their daily duties. But does that justify what happened in Columbia at that gas station? To be honest, I have a hard time answering that question.


John Crawford III was shot dead by cops in an Ohio Walmart when he did not drop an air rifle he was holding

On August 5, cops in Beavercreek, Ohio arrived at a Walmart in response to a 911 call of a man walking up and down the aisles of the store with a rifle in hand. When they arrived they spotted John Crawford III, 22, standing in an aisle holding what appeared to be a rifle. When he failed to drop the rifle, which turned out to be an air rifle, he was shot dead.

On Wednesday, a special Greene County grand jury refused to indict the officers involved in the shooting. Crawford’s family immediately called for a Justice Department investigation to determine if race was a factor in the shooting.

The family said it was “incomprehensible” that the grand jury failed to indict the cops. The family released a statement which said, “The Crawford family is extremely disappointed, disgusted and confused. They are heartbroken that justice was not done in the tragic death of their only son.”

Eric Holder must have heard them loud and clear because the Justice Department announced that it had begun a thorough investigation to determine if Crawford’s civil rights had been violated.

Since an air rifle can look like the real McCoy, I believe the officers were justified in shooting Crawford when he did not drop the gun. And you can bet that had Crawford been white, Holder’s Justice Department would never have started any investigation into this shooting.


Two Australian counter-terrorism cops were stabbed by Numan Haider in front of the Endeavour Hills police station before one of them killed the Muslim youth with a single shot

According to the Australian Associated Press:

Numan Haider, 18, a Muslim youth of Narre Warren, came to police attention three months ago because of extremist postings he made on social media. His passport was cancelled a week ago after his rhetoric escalated. He was seen at a Melbourne shopping center with an ISIS flag. Police said he made no specific threats. Police arranged to meet him on Tuesday night. Uncomfortable about meeting two counter-terrorism officers in the Endeavour Hills police station foyer, he wanted to talk in the parking lot. Police say after a hand shake, he attacked the officers with a large knife. A federal officer was stabbed in the neck, wrist, stomach and head. A Victoria officer was stabbed twice in the forearm. That officer killed Haider with a single shot. Another knife was found on his body. The officers required surgery and both are in stable condition.

There are those who believe that Haider planned to behead the officers and display their severed heads on social media.

Some Muslims declared that the police murdered Haider. Imam Sheikh Ustadh Mohammed Junaid Thorne said:

“Unfortunately, our young brother went alone to meet with these ‘ambiguous’ policemen, the violators of his privacy, and it is still unknown the details of what happened then. What we are sure of though is that he was murdered in cold blood right in front of a police station, in front of a place that is supposed to be providing security and comfort to our youth.”

Endeavour Hills is a suburb of Melbourne. My friend Dorina Lisson, the ardent anti-death penalty crusader, lives there. Here is what Dorina wrote:

I live in the suburb of Endeavour Hills, and the shocking incident has completely shaken all the residents of my beautiful quiet suburb. Many are now afraid to go on their daily walk in the many parks and gardens. At this time, the two police officers are recovering in hospital. To my disbelief, the Islamic Council has publicly cursed the police for shooting dead the Muslim man who started stabbing the two police officers with a large knife, intending to behead them, then posting the beheadings on social media for all the world to see. Muslims are causing headaches for police, in this once peaceful low-crime rate of a nation. May God help us all.

It looks like Australia is having some serious problems with its Muslim community. Perhaps it is time for our friends from down under to reconsider their ban on the death penalty.


The Texas senator says that as a Christian he felt compelled to speak out in defense of Israel and the Jews

Hezbollah supporters at the In Defense of Christians conference were incensed over Cruz’s audacity to speak out in defense of Israel and the Jewish people.

By Andrea Billups

September 25, 2014

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says he's not sorry he spoke out in favor of Israel and the Jewish people at a Sept. 10 conference where he was shouted down and forced to leave the stage, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

He said he felt it important to honor his commitment to speak, especially about the plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, even as he was met with boos as he went after Hezbollah and Syrian President Bashar al- Assad.

“Look, I anticipated that there were one or two radical speakers who I didn’t expect would be happy with what I was saying,” Cruz told World magazine of his speech at the In Defense of Christians conference, held in Washington, D.C.

“What I didn’t understand was that a significant minority of the attendees there reflected the same bitter hatred towards Israel and the Jews," he said. "That surprised me. It disappointed me, but at the end of the day, we are called as Christians and Americans to speak the truth. That is what I endeavored to do.”

Others argued that Cruz intentionally provoked attendees, even as he knew that there were Hezbollah supporters at the event, Buzzfeed reported, noting he was only told about who would be there the night before he was slated to speak. Those people booed him so loud that he left the stage.

According to coverage of the event by, Cruz minced no words in his criticism of those who would put down Israel.

"Religious bigotry is a cancer with many manifestations. ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and their state sponsors like Syria and Iran, are all engaged in a vicious genocidal campaign to destroy religious minorities in the Middle East," Cruz spoke out.

"Sometimes we are told not to lump these groups together, that we have to understand their so-called nuances and differences," he continued. "But we shouldn't try to parse different manifestations of evil that are on murderous rampage through the region. Hate is hate and murder is murder."

As he spoke, people in the crowd pushed back, shouting "Stop it. Stop it," Breitbart noted.
Cruz, however. defended his convictions. "Before I arrived, a news story broke that a couple of the speakers who had been at the event were prominent supporters of Hezbollah,” Cruz told the Free Beacon. “There were some in the office who advocated that we should cancel, that I should simply not go, but I didn’t think that would be the right thing to do.”

“I didn’t want to not go and to not do what I could to shine the light on the persecution of Christians, which is absolutely unspeakable,” he said. “Secondly, I didn’t want to cede the discussion to the extremes.”

The senator said despite the rancor, many have come to him and let him know that they appreciated his candor. He pushed aside criticism, including from journalists, some of whom said the flap over his remarks detracted from helping Christians who were suffering in Muslim nations.

"What I find interesting is almost to a person,almost to a person, the people writing those columns have never or virtually never spoken of persecuted Christians in any other context," he told the Free Beacon.

Thursday, September 25, 2014


In his address to the U.N. General Assembly, President Obama inadvertently unmasked his intense dislike for the Israelis

While condemning the rockets fired by Hamas at “innocent Israelis,” he also condemned Israel for "the lives of so many Palestinian children taken from us in Gaza" during his address Wednesday to the U.N. General Assembly. Then he went on to say:

"The violence engulfing the region today has made too many Israelis ready to abandon the hard work of peace."

While he tried to clean up his clearly anti-Israeli statement by adding, “"This is worthy of reflection within Israel," he unmasked his intense dislike for the Israelis. It seems obvious that in Obama’s mind it is far more damnable to take the lives of Palestinian children used as human shields by Hamas than to fire deadly rockets at innocent Israelis.

It never occurred to our Netanyahu-hating president that the Israelis have good reasons for abandoning the ‘peace’ he and Secretary of State John Kerry have tried to broker. They know the Palestinians have vowed to destroy the Jewish State and would merely use any negotiated peace agreement as a stepping stone toward achieving that goal.


A grand jury cleared the NASCAR driver of any criminal charges in the on-track death of Kevin Ward Jr.

The cars of Kevin Ward Jr. and Tony Stewart collided August 9 during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York. Ward’s car was pushed against the wall and came to a stop. Ward got out of the disabled car and ran onto the track to confront Stewart as he came around. Wham, he got smacked by Stewart’s car and croaked.

An Ontario County Grand Jury on Wednesday cleared Stewart of any criminal charges in the incident.

Toxicology tests from the autopsy showed that at the time he was struck by Stewart's car, Kevin Ward was under the influence of marijuana to the extent that it would impair his judgment.

Ah yes, for Kevin Ward pot was less dangerous than alcohol. It only caused him to run onto a track while the race was still going on and jump in front of Tony Stewart’s speeding car.

Could this be a harbinger of things to come in the states of Colorado and Washington? With the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, those two states could experience a rash of car crashes caused by potheads driving with their judgment impaired.


I also posted SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY UNCOVERD on PACOVILLA Corrections blog. To my surprise, my friend Greg ‘Gadfly’ Doyle made the following comment:

You have to admit, these days “the Jews” in this country for the most part are socialists.

Here is how I responded to Greg’s comment:

Whoa there Greg! You’ve just touched a raw nerve in my body. Where do you get that “Jews in this country for the most part are socialists”? I take strong exception to and am disappointed in your stereotyping! It is true that most Jews in this country are liberals, but for the most part those liberal Jews are capitalists, not socialists.

You have fallen into the trap of characterizing Jews on the basis of some prominent liberal Jews that have been in the public spotlight. I can assure you that most Jews, while liberal, abhor socialism. I’ll grant you there were a lot of sorry-ass Jewish communists during the McCarthy era, but they faded as quickly from the scene as Joe McCarthy himself.

You might want to ask, who are these liberal Jews. Let me answer that for you. They are college and university graduates that have been indoctrinated by the prevalent far-left professors in our institutions of higher education. But it’s not just the majority of Jewish graduates, it’s the majority of all college and university graduates that are liberals, regardless of their religious or ethnic backgrounds.

There is also another reason why many Jews tend to be liberals. Jews have been victims of persecution throughout history. And people that have been victims of persecution, whether Jewish or otherwise, tend to be liberal because much of such persecution came from conservative elements wherever it occurred.

While I know that you are definitely not anti-Semitic, your statement could easily be construed as being anti-Semitic.


There just isn’t any way one can defend the disrespectful salute Obama gave the Marines as he stepped off his helicopter Tuesday. Obama could have easily placed the coffee cup in his left hand and then given the proper salute. When George W. gave his awkward salute, he did it with the right hand while attempting to cradle Barney, the first family’s pet Scottish Terrier, against his chest with his left hand. Even though Democrats criticized Bush for it, while the salute may have been awkward, it was a proper salute and in no way disrespectful.

By Sandy Fitzgerald

September 24, 2014

While controversy is brewing over President Barack Obama's "Latte Salute," arguments are starting over whether it compares to his predecessor's awkward dog-holding salute.

Back in 2001, then-President George W. Bush was roundly criticized for saluting officers while holding his Scottish terrier, Barney, reports Time magazine.

"The dodge didn't last 10 minutes, and ended up revealing a lot more about liberals' lack of appreciation for military culture than it did to excuse Obama's conduct," complained Breitbart's John Hayward in an opinion piece. "For starters, you don't have to know anything about military protocol to see that holding a live animal is rather different than strolling past the Marines with a Styrofoam cup of coffee in your hands."

Further, he said Bush rendered his salute correctly and was "clearly making a real effort to show proper respect."

However, reports Reuters, there is a difference in opinion over whether presidents should return military salutes at all.

President Ronald Reagan started the tradition in 1981, and military aides advised him that returning officers' salutes went against military protocol. Until then, other leaders, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower, did not return salutes, although Eisenhower had been a five-star general.

But after consulting with Marine Corps commandant Gen. Robert Barrow, the two ultimately decided that as chief of the armed forces, the president was entitled to give salutes.

As the arguments about Obama's coffee-cup tribute continue to heat up, Bush's defenders say that he was correct to salute officers while holding his dog in his left arm, as his right hand was still free.


The 'Django Unchained' actress cried racial foul because she was briefly detained by LAPD officers for having sex in public and the medial milked her racial grievance for all it’s worth

LAPD Sgt. Jim Parker and the two junior officers who responded to a complaint that a couple were having sex in public are being investigated by Internal Affairs for “biased policing, conduct unbecoming (language, media), unlawful detention, unauthorized use of force (related to the alleged injury to Watts' arm), negligence of duty, failure to notify supervisor of misconduct, complete thorough investigation, etc.” despite evidence to the contrary and a call by civil rights activists for Watts to apologize.

Parker says that he and the two junior officers are being deprived of due process by being investigated without formal charges and accuses LAPD of “throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks." Parker complains they are being investigated, and they'll have this racial bias charge on their file for the rest of their careers,"

How many more sad, confused stories like the Django Unchained actress's will the media try to cast as the next wave of the civil rights movement?

By Jack Dunphy

PJ Media
September 22, 2014

Among the frustrations of this punditry business is one we might call Writer’s Groundhog Day Syndrome. Those who suffer with this affliction experience the sensation of writing the same column over and over and over again, until every last nuance of a given topic has been addressed to exhaustion. And then, owing to events of the day, you write it yet again.

I once discussed this syndrome with my friend Heather Mac Donald, who way back in 2001 wrote “The Myth of Racial Profiling” for the Spring edition of City Journal, the Manhattan Institute’s quarterly. In the intervening years she has revisited the topic time and time again in pieces that appeared in City Journal, the New York Times, the New York Post, and elsewhere, in each instance presenting some new evidence and fresh arguments, but all the while making the identical assertion: racial profiling is, yes, a myth.

I, too, have taken up this battle, confronting the myth several times over the years here at PJ Media and at National Review Online (see here and here for just two of many examples), yet, in the face of the tireless determination of those who in one way or another profit from it, and the childlike credulity and political bias of those in the media who propagate it, the myth lives on.

So, for as long as the myth persists, those of us who would see it buried churn out column after column in the hope of finding the silver bullet that will at long last send it to its waiting grave.

But perhaps it is not we who will have the myth undone, but its purveyors.

Consider: It was just two weeks ago that I presented the story of Keith Jones, the Oakland firefighter who cried racism after an encounter with officers from that city’s police department. Jones, 43, and his sons, ages 12 and 9, had parked their car at an Oakland fire station while attending a Raiders game nearby, and when they returned to retrieve the car they found the station unattended with its front door open. Jones left his sons in front while he went inside to assess the situation. An Oakland police officer, responding to the report of a possible burglary, confronted them, behaving exactly as he should have under the circumstances. The entire encounter lasted less than five minutes, with the worst of it over in less than two. In the end, the parties went on their separate ways amicably and with mutual good wishes.

But then Mr. Jones fell under the allure of victimhood, appealing to an overly credulous television reporter who unquestioningly presented a story fraught with the fear of being gunned down by a police officer who was not only nervous but motivated by bias. In his desire the play the victim, Mr. Jones mischaracterized the officer’s prudent behavior and ascribed it to racial animus. Both Mr. Jones and the reporter must have been saddened to see the police release the video that revealed both of them to be fools. The officer is still waiting for the apology he is owed.

Failing to heed this cautionary tale was one Daniele Watts, an actress whose name was familiar to almost no one until she, too, surrendered to the allure of victimhood. On the afternoon of Sept. 11, as Watts would tell it, she and her boyfriend, Brian Lucas, were set upon and harassed without cause by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. We must insert at this point the information that Watts is black and Lucas is white, facts that in an ideal world would be meaningless but in the present case are relevant.

The couple had enjoyed a public display of affection in a parked car near the CBS studios in North Hollywood when, again in Watts’s telling, a sergeant from the LAPD had the effrontery to accost them and demand their identification. So violated, so insulted, so outraged were Watts and Lucas that they took to Twitter and Facebook to exult in their status as the LAPD’s Victims of the Day. Soon the couple were on CNN and several other media outlets recounting their horrific experience under the crushing boot of the police.

And then, as in the case of Mr. Jones the firefighter, a funny thing happened: the truth came out. The sergeant involved, Jim Parker, was carrying a digital tape recorder which captured the incident from start to finish. And Sgt. Parker took the unusual but welcome step of publicly defending himself, going to far as to appear on KFI Radio’s John and Ken Show on Sept. 15.

It seems that the pair’s amorous activities were noticed by people in a nearby office building, people who were so Victorian as to call the police to report the spectacle. The couple’s coupling had concluded by the time Sgt. Parker arrived to find Watts on the sidewalk talking on her cellphone. As Sgt. Parker’s tape reveals, Watts soon went, if not completely berserk, very nearly so, invoking the racial issue and informing Sgt. Parker of a fact few cops outside certain parts of Los Angeles ever contend with. “I have a publicist,” she announced.

“Uh oh,” she must have expected the sergeant to say, “a publicist you say! Off you go, then!”

But that’s not what he said. He asked to see her identification, a request that sent her even farther over the edge. While on the phone with her “daddy,” she laments the fact that she “can’t make out with my boyfriend in front of my f***ing studio without having the cops called on me!”

Given what Sgt. Parker learned from the person who called the police, Miss Watts’s definition of “make out” is a far more expansive one than is generally used. According to the sergeant, he was told that Watts and Lucas where engaged in sexual congress in Lucas’s silver Mercedes, with her straddling him while his feet extended from the open door onto the curb. Ridiculous, you say? The celebrity gossip website TMZ has the photos.

When Watts first went public with her accusations, local members of the racial grievance industry were quick to accept her account. Now, with her story discredited, some of her early supporters are demanding an apology. On Friday, Watts issued a statement (through her publicist, of course) saying she will not apologize. “It is a constitutional right that we do not have to present ID to any member of law enforcement unless we are being charged with a crime,” she said.

The point is a debatable one, but anyone wishing to educate himself on the applicable law can do no better than read an explanation of the matter by retired Los Angeles deputy district attorney Richard J. Chrystie, long regarded here in L.A. as the expert of experts on questions of reasonable suspicion and probable cause. The piece appears on radio host Larry Elder’s website; it’s a quick read, but it provides all you need to know before drawing a conclusion about whether Sgt. Parker was within the law when asking for Watts’s identification.

For her part, Watts is unchastened by the experience. Indeed she has placed herself on a pedestal as some sort of civil rights heroine. Here is part of what she told CNN:

I feel that part of my role as a public figure is to raise awareness and be strong enough to say and do the things that maybe people who don’t have the advantages that I have, aren’t strong enough or don’t have the know-how or don’t have the awareness to do, so because I’m aware of the history of our country, I went to college, I’ve studied the law, I’ve studied, you know, these sort of situations, for me standing up for that constitutional right was a gift and a blessing that I have the opportunity to do that because now there’s some kid going through the same thing that doesn’t have the same opportunity to talk to the news the way that I do, and that kid can watch this and go, “You know what? I don’t have to be afraid of police officers anymore because I live in a country that says that we’re free.”

How moving. Yes, someday schoolchildren may learn of Miss Watts in history class. And perhaps a statue of her can be erected at the scene of her encounter with Sgt. Parker. “There she is, Daniele Watts,” passersby will say, “the Rosa Parks of public sex.”

(Jack Dunphy is the pseudonym of a police officer in Southern California.)


The Unconventional Gazette
September 24, 2014

Tom walks into a pharmacy and wanders up & down the aisles.

The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him.

Tom answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife.

She directs him down the correct aisle.

A few minutes later, Tom deposits a huge bag of cotton balls and a ball of string on the counter.

Confused, she says, 'Sir, I thought you were looking for some tampons for your wife?’

Tom answers, 'You see, it's like this. Yesterday, I sent my wife to the store to get me a carton of cigarettes, and she came back with a tin of tobacco and some rolling papers; cause it's sooo-ooo--oo- ooo much cheaper. So, I figure if I have to roll my own .......... so does she.’

NOTE: Tom is now in the Intensive Care unit of St. Elizabeth Hospital, no visitors allowed.