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Wednesday - September 9, 2015

Hello once again from the Primary Headquarters Of The Vast Right Wing Jingoistic Conspiracy.
First of all, let me say that I was not in Arlington, Texas on the evening that the Probationary Police Officer shot the young black male BURGLAR at an automobile dealership.  However, I sure do believe that perhaps the real truth of the matter has been being spooned out in small doses and placating special interest groups appears to be at the head of the list of priorities of City and Administration officials.  The 49 year old rookie policeman who fired the shots was fired.  I watched the Arlington Chief of Police and read a couple of articles which gave the primary reason for the termination of the officer was that the rookie officer did not check with his supervisor prior to following the burglar inside the building.  I am not sure of the Arlington Police Department's policies so I may be way off base but in emergency situations where your decisions must be made very rapidly, I am not completely sure that if this was the only reason for the termination that it was not simply just a case of sacrificing the probationary employee to please special interests.  Also, I later learned that in addition to the burglar being shot by the probationary patrolman, the senior officer also fired his TASER at the burglar with only one of the darts holding.  Also, the autopsy evidently showed that this particular burglar was under the influence of a synthetic hallucinogenic drug as well as marihuana.  Once again, I am not privileged to all of the investigative information but the probationary patrolman was fired prior to the completion of the investigation.  It seemed a bit strange to me.
Now let's go to Baltimore Maryland where I heard yesterday that the City of Baltimore under the really weak leadership of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had already settled with the family of the deceased Freddie Gray for a sum of somewhere over $6,000,000.00 -- yes that is SIX  MILLION  DOLLARS.  I am not sure that I have ever seen a civil suit settled prior to the completion of a criminal investigation and trial.  And keep in mind that this $6,000,000 has either got to be paid off with TAX  DOLLARS or with POLICE  DEPARTMENT  INSURANCE which has a premium paid by TAX  DOLLARS.  My question is what would be the reason for the City of Baltimore to settle the civil suit prior to the Criminal Trials of the charged police officers?   It sure appears to me as if the City of Baltimore and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have already admitted fault and in so doing have pretty much sold the charged officers down the river.  BUT, it is fairly obvious that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Prosecuting Attorney Marilyn Mosby have already decided that the arresting and transporting officers should be sacrificed for the good of the careers of themselves.
Now, let's have one more look at the "DEFLATEGATE" fiasco and the original four game suspension of Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady.  It seems as if the four game suspension was handed out to Brady by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was appealed by Brady and who hears the appeal?  That's right.  Commissioner Roger Goodell who handed out the original suspension.  AND, guess what?   Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld his own decision.  AH..... but then Tom Brady appealed the Commissioner's decision and a U.S. District Judge reversed Goodell's decisions.  Evidently the U.S. District Judge did not feel as if Brady had received a fair shake under "Due Process".  And as you know, when the most damning reports against Brady were that he "PROBABLY" or "MORE  THAN  LIKELY" knew of the ball deflations in the AFC Championship Game.  I'm sorry but "Probably" and "More Than Likely"  fall a bit short of actual proof.  Then, earlier this morning I heard a report that an "Un-named NFL Owner" had said that the heavy suspension handed out by Goodell in the "DEFLATEGATE" case was actually an additional payback to Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick for the past "SPYGATE" incident in which the Patriots were alleged to have stolen the signals of the New York Jets by video taping the signals being given from the sidelines.  And that sounds like a pretty piss-poor  REASON to hand out a player suspension and team fine.  Also, remember that this "DEFLATEGATE" fiasco occurred when the deflated footballs were discovered before half-time of the Patriots/Colts Championship Game and in the second half, after the alleged deflated balls had been inflated to the proper level, Tom Brady lit up the Indianapolis Colts..... so what real effect did it have on the game?
AND, of course, these above examples of STRANGE  REASONS are my own opinion.
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John Mallory - DEA -  Fr. Joseph M. Peek,  Gary and Cindy Hogman,   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families. 
"No nation has an unlimited capacity to absorb immigrants of any sort, and especially immigrants whose cultures are not simply different, but antagonistic, to the values of the society in which they settle."....... THOMAS  SOWELL
"The inescapable reality is that it is an irreversible decision to admit a foreign population of any sort -- but especially a foreign population that has a track record of remaining foreign."............ THOMAS  SOWELL
"Undermining the stable governments in Egypt and Libya that posed no threat to Western interests was another rhetoric-laden catastrophe of the Obama administration.  No wonder President Obama does not want to get involved in the refugee crisis that his own policies did so much to create.  Talking about renaming Mount McKinley seems far safer politically."...... THOMAS  SOWELL
 "An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!.... Sir, we are not weak if we make  a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power....  Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.   There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us....   Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY
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*By Request    
The news media, including FOX News, seems to be making a big deal about Donald Trump signing a pledge that he will not run as a third party candidate.  HEY!  I have news for you.  Trump is  for all practical purposes already running as a third party.  I always wanted Trump... or for that matter ANY Republican candidate ..... offer to sign a pledge at the same time that the media representatives were ready to sign a pledge that they would always be truthful in their reporting and would never use their positions or their various media outlets to further any political party's views.  Sounds fair to me.
AH, now let us get to the famous "GOTCHA"  questions that seem to pop to the surface about this time in any presidential campaign.  Some media mutt will come up with some Muslim's name and ask the candidate who that particular person is.   Then they will always ask some silly ass question like;   "Who is the President of Uzbekistan?"  Or "Who is the Prime Minister of Lower Elbonia?".  I would like to see one of the candidates reply by asking the various media mutts to "Name the Seven Dwarfs".
The truth is that prior to asking those "GOTCHA" questions, none of the media mutts know the answer either.
I saw an article in the (Sub) Standard Times this past week advertising a new "Disney" movie.  It showed a photo of the animated lead characters of this new "Disney" movie.  OK. Now get ready for the title of this new "Disney" epic.  "Pickle and Peanut".  And of course the two main characters are a "Pickle" and a "Peanut" which appear to be two computer generated really grotesque looking characters.   What in the hell ever happened to Donald Duck;  Goofy;  Mickey Mouse;  The Chipmunks;  and a number of other really well designed animated characters.   Also, what ever happened to real Disney movies like;  Fantasia,  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,  Song of the South (of course I know why this one was shelved),  The Jungle Book,   Melody Time, Pinocchio,  Dumbo,  LADY and the TRAMP,  Cinderalla,  Make Mine Music,  Peter Pan,  The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad,  One Hundred and One Dalmations,  Sleeping Beauty,  The Sword in the Stone,  The Beauty And The Beast,  BAMBI,  Saludos Amigos,  The Three Caballeros,  The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh,   and  a bunch more.  I am pretty sure that Walt Disney is turning in his grave to see how his empire has degenerated.  A damn shame.
Here is a bit of Historical Trivia.  I got to reading about our first Presidents and went on through this mutt who presently occupies the White House.  Here are some interesting facts:
Out of our first five Presidents,  THREE of them died on the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the 50th anniversary of the signing and James Monroe died on the 55th anniversary of the signing.
George Washington was HOME SCHOOLED;   Andrew Jackson studied law in North Carolina but  no college degree;  Zachary Taylor had NO FORMAL EDUCATION;   Abraham Lincoln was SELF  TAUGHT   IN  LAW;   Andrew Johnson had NO FORMAL  EDUCATION;   Harry Truman attended Kansas City  School of Law but never practiced law.  He was a Farmer,  Men's Clothier, and Soldier.
Herbert Hoover was our nation's 31st President.  He only served one four year term BUT Hoover donated his presidential salary to charity during his entire term in office.  He also signed a bill into law that made "The Star Spangled Banner" the National Anthem of the United States. 
Martin Milner, one of the stars of the TV Series "Adam 12" died yesterday. He was 83 years old.  I can remember him being in a bunch of movies prior to the Adam 12 TV series.  I don't think I ever read or heard any negative stories about him and I thought he did a good job in all of his roles.
A few weeks back I listed a bunch of really great Western Gunfights from different movies but I believe I left out one of the best and that was from the original "Magnificent Seven".  That movie was absolutely loaded with good actors, most of whom have passed on.