Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 31, 2013

Ted Nugent – Great White Buffalo

“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.” William Shakespeare

San Jose: Five gang members indicted in beating death of boy, 14

“There is a sad misconception that gang members only terrorize and target other gang members,” wrote prosecutor Carlos Vega in the statement. “Heriberto’s senseless death is a tragic example of how criminal gangs threaten us all.”

Heriberto Reyes, 14, died after being savagely beaten by a group of youths April 27 at Roosevelt Park in what police describe as a gang-related attack. Reyes’ family is calling on witnesses to come forward and help detectives solve his murder.

Five gang members have been indicted in the killing of a 14-year-old boy who was brutally beaten on a Roosevelt Park basketball court by a mob that accused him of rival affiliation, prosecutors said.

Eight males have been arrested in the 2012 death of Heriberto Reyes, including four juveniles who are being tried as adults.

The Santa Clara County Grand Jury handed down indictments Friday on murder and felony assault charges to Javier Lamas Hernandez, 21; Scott Michael Conway, Jr., 19; Jacob Jimmie Lynch, 18; Joe Chavarria Jr., 31; and Clemente Salas, 16.

James Vincent Conklin, Ruben Becerra and Angel Garcia Lamas remain in custody and also face murder charges.

Lynch, Salas, Conklin and Becerra were all juveniles when the assault occurred the evening of April 27, 2012.

On that day, Heriberto Reyes — an eighth-grader at Bernal Intermediate School in South San Jose who was not in a gang — was dropped off by his father at the park to play a game of pick-up basketball with family and friends.

When Heriberto and a friend walked onto the courts, they were confronted by several people who started pulling up the boy’s shirt to look for gang tattoos, according to police reports.


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August 30, 2013

The Happiest Millionaire – Detroit: The Land of Golden Chariots

“The magic is as wide as a smile and as narrow as a wink, loud as laughter and quiet as a tear, tall as a tale and deep as emotion. So strong, it can lift the spirit. So gentle, it can touch the heart. It is the magic that begins the happily ever after.” – Unknown

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Quick Pix: Joel McCrea w/Video

Joel Albert McCrea (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was an American actor whose career spanned 50 years and appearances in over 90 films.

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This is a critical moment in the cable news war

Conservative talker Michael Savage recently wrote, “I predict, right here, right now, that I Michael Savage and the Savage Nation is going to take over The Sean Hannity Show time slot by the end of the year. He’s probably a nice guy, but his time is come and his time has gone.” Savage’s prediction will soon be confirmed, reports Mediaite’s Matt Wilstein.

Forget sparring politicians — the real fight is between the networks that cover them.

The summer of an odd-numbered year may be a slow time for politics, but the same isn’t true for the world of cable news. Indeed, each of the cable news giants seems to be re-imagining itself, changing personnel, and jockeying for position in the run-up to the ratings-gold 2016 campaign season.

Critics think Fox News is inching toward the center. CNN is desperate to reinvent itself. MSNBC, liberal as ever, has seen its ratings tumble. And a new cable news player could upend them all.

The biggest shake up of the summer is at Fox News, where star Megyn Kelly will get the coveted 9 p.m. weekday slot currently occupied by conservative talker Sean Hannity. The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Daily attributed this switch to “the Darwinian dynamics of demographics and ratings.” Daily included this about Fox News boss Roger Ailes’ guarded explanation:

Ailes reaffirmed that “Megyn has earned a better time period. She’ll be in our primetime lineup.”… But Ailes was downright vague about Hannity. He “is a brand that many of our viewers [italics added] love and want to see. And he’s also … probably the nicest guy in the building.” A case of damning with faint praise? It’s doubtful that nice guys finish first in Roger Ailes’ hyper-competitive world. [The Daily Beast]

Ailes insisted that “all of our stars will be back,” and Hannity insisted he’s “very happy” with his undisclosed future Fox role. But make no mistake, Hannity’s star has clearly dimmed. His ratings have declined 35 percent since the election, due partly to his loss of credibility stemming from pre-election shows that featured a parade of GOP pundits — including Dick Morris, the worst pundit since the snake told Eve it was okay to eat the apple — who insisted Mitt Romney would surely be elected president.


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Buchanan to Newsmax: Obama’s Syrian Strike Would Be Impeachable (Video)

“If the president launched an unnecessary and unconstitutional war, striking a country against whom we have not declared war and has not attacked us, that is de facto an impeachable act that could lead to an open-ended war, the consequences of which we cannot even see.”

Any attack on Syria without congressional approval would be an impeachable act, political commentator Pat Buchanan has told Newsmax in an exclusive interview.

The former presidential candidate and best-selling author also says he prefers “the devil we know” in Syria — Bashar Assad — to the al-Qaida elements he asserts are leading the rebellion against his regime.

Buchanan has been a senior adviser to three presidents, a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000.

President Obama has signaled that he is considering a strike on Syria amid administration claims the Assad regime has used chemical weapons.

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV on Thursday, Buchanan says his chief concern about a potential strike is that “the president of the United States is threatening a war and planning a war he has no right to wage. The Congress of the United States alone has the power to authorize war or declare war and it has not done so.

“President Obama is usurping the authority of the Congress first and foremost, and he appears about to launch an unconstitutional and unnecessary war. So the president should be called to account by the Congress and told: no war without our approval. That’s the way the Constitution works.


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Fort Mims – Most brutal Indian massacre in US history

The Red Sticks had no love for the British but were weary of white settlement, the watering down of their bloodlines by inter-marriage and the loss of hunting grounds. Considered the radical faction of the Creek Nation, they began terrorizing the southern frontier.

Rural Alabama is not a place where you would expect to find a battlefield of historical significance from the War of 1812, but there is one. Northwest of Tensaw off of Highway 80 in Baldwin County is a small historical site that memorializes a terrible event that took place there.

There is no visitor center or park rangers. No bookstore or museum. No snack machines. Until recently, not one geocache could be found within a mile of the place. There are a few outlines where buildings once stood and a partially re-constructed wooden palisade. It is isolated, quiet and a little bit creepy. Most people have never heard of it. Even Internet information is scarce. This is Fort Mims. On August 30, 1813, almost 1,000 Creek Indian warriors slaughtered 500 men, women and children in what can only be described as an orgy of killing. It remains to this day the largest and most brutal Indian massacre in American history.

War Returns to America

The seeds of Fort Mims were sowed right after the American Revolution. The Creek Indians lived in modern day western Georgia and Alabama. The British, the Spanish and the French were all trying to influence events in the region and chip away at the new nation’s territory. They were also looking for allies should war come again. To accomplish this, they all sought alliances with the Creeks. The British were particularly aggressive in these efforts. The Americans. of course, sought their own influence with the Creeks and had a decided advantage. The white settlers and the Creeks lived in peace. Most of the settlers were of Scotch-Irish descent and marriages between Anglos and Creeks were common. This resulted in a sizeable mixed blood population and it was not unusual for such persons to have both an Anglo and a Creek name. One such individual was William Weatherford, whose Creek name was Red Eagle.


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Dozens Of South L.A. Gang Members Arrested Today In Series Of Raids

“The investigation turned up that a lot of them were not only organizing crews of guys to do home invasion robberies and burglaries, but were also engaged in illegal firearms trafficking, the laundering of the proceeds from the robberies and the burglaries and a large-scale crack distribution.”

An 18-month-long investigation targeting one of Los Angeles’ most notorious street gangs culminated Thursday with the arrests of nearly three dozen suspected gang members and individuals linked to the South L.A. gang.

Dubbed “Operation Thumbs Down,” the probe zeroed in on the Rollin’ 30s Harlem Crips. The “sophisticated” group, as Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Pelham described it, claims territory over the 1.5-square-mile area between Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards and Normandie Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, according to City News Service. In case you’re wondering how the investigation’s name came to be, it refers to the hand gesture used by the violent inter-generational gang, in which two upward thumbs signify the “H” in Harlem.

Over the past five years, a total of 29 murders have taken place within the Rollin’ 30s Harlem Crips’ zone. About 1,100 robberies and 1,075 assaults have been linked to the gang during that time period as well. The group reportedly excels in “floccin’,” a term it uses to describe “knock-knock” burglaries. CNS explains that an estimated 700 to 1,000 people are members of the gang, which is composed of three “cliques” or “sets” identified as the Avenues, Denker Park and 39th Street. Each set has its own leaders or “shotcallers” and terrorizes a specific geographical territory.

Several children linked to the gang have been photographed pointing semi-automatic weapons, says KTLA—images which were posted to social media sites.


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Dr. King’s nightmare: A war on black America by Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent blames ‘welfare juggernaut’ for ongoing poverty among minorities.

With the exception of Thomas Jefferson’s words “when in the course of human events” written in the Declaration of Independence and President Lincoln’s words at Gettysburg of “a government of the people, for the people and by the people,” there are no words more powerful in the American experience than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream…” which he so powerfully and eloquently delivered 50 years ago on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Dr. King would be pleased to know that 50 years after his speech the “manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination” have been thoroughly broken.

While the stains of institutional racism have faded into our nation’s past, Dr. King’s dream of economic equality remains unfulfilled for many black Americans who remain mired in poverty.

Just one year after Dr. King delivered his memorable speech, President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society began a systematic and engineered welfare juggernaut that would do more damage, cause more harm and become responsible for more destruction to black America than the evils of slavery and the KKK combined.

President Johnson’s Great Society’s War on Poverty has turned out to be, for all practical and statistical purposes, a War on Black America.

Prior to the Great Society’s liberal-engineered campaign to wreak untold havoc on black America, black Americans enjoyed a divorce rate lower than white Americans, illegitimacy rates were less than 10 percent, abortion rates were low, high school drop out rates were low, and gangland violence in black communities was virtually non-existent. Tragically today those numbers are the exact opposite.


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