October 4, 2015

Just received this e-mail from a friend in Aleppo, Syria:

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 10:38 pm

“As for your question, mostly everyone I met over here and everyone one I know online, in other Syrian provinces or in the diaspora, support the Russians and their coalition with Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanese Resistance against the terrorists.

“I wish to see the end of that nightmare before the end of the year. The dream is closer now, thanks to the Russians, who are targeting the real bases of terrorists, not claiming doing so like the U.S. Coalition. Only now, terrorists in Idleb are fleeing to Turkey, and the ones in Reqqa are fleeing to Iraq.

“Some comments are afraid that it could be a new trap for the Russians, as what happened to them in Afghanistan back in the 1970s and 1980s. However I guess they learned their lessons and won’t make the mistake again.

“I’m waiting for the Russian interfering in Aleppo. So far nothing happened over here. But they are preparing the arena for it.”

Are you coming to the Last Love-in?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bob Patterson @ 3:40 pm


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Journalism does the Cheshire Cat Schtik
By Bob Patterson as told to Belle Starr, Flower Child.

Rehearsal for D-Day
more allied soldiers were killed when a dress rehearsal went awry than were killed in action on D-day itself. Very few books about WWII mention this tragedy. Some details are available if you Google “Operation Tiger”.

Hitler’s personality and social skills
There seems to be an unwritten law that an author writes about Hitler’s personality he must be described in extreme terms such as lunatic and madman. However, in a book about women war correspondents one of the writers said Hitler was a very good reconteur and could do a spot-on imitation of Goering. Unfortunately, sources for fact checking this allegation are disappearing rapidly.

Berkeley Balcony tragedy
Six students died.  Will any serve Jail time?

Who sold airlines short on 9/11?
Has any of our readers ever come across a news report stating who profited by short selling airline stock when 9/11 occurred.

Sources tell us in country music that the next big thing is  Mo Pitney ( check on youtube and watch out for his sister too).

Trends: Baby Boomers in pharmaceutical  handcuffs and false imprisonment in old folks home. (A Bump, blown away, high five to Jane!)

Red Star … is  cannabis allowed in the old folks homes in legal states ?
With marijuana becoming more legally available we wonder what the policy will be in board and care and/or old age retirement homes.

A fringe benefit of journalism is that you have the freedom to publicize friends enterprises, such as Castle Cadillac Restorations, Michael Parenti’s books and The Last Love-in Store on Cafe Press.

What is a Love-in and who are those people trying to make a world record cuddle puddle?
The last Love-In organization committee is calling for an example of mental telepathy and harmonic resonance which will levitate Levi Stadium during the football game (Further details will follow in subsequent columns).

Lucid music camp will be held in Santa Barbara and Treasure Island is having a music fest this month. Hat Tip: Brian Dixon (is folk music resurging?).

Alex Jones recently posted unflattering photos of Hillary Clinton and made the assertion she was in poor health (and you think the worlds’s laziest journalist has slipshod journalistic standards?).

No end to being bugged….bed bugs are a problem in Berkeley and disposal of infested mattresses is a tar baby problem. We have it on good authority that a scion of the Todd Family Country Singers is working on a ditty titled, “Bed Bug Blues”.

We scooped the BBC with the story of Pasqualama and the Gold Mining scheme being conducted in that South American location. Google Hint : Pasqualama (Has the New York Times caught up to us or the BBC stunt?).

The Wasteland of being offended…
Has Lenny Bruce’s legacy transmogrified into the current pop culture meme “That offends me”?

DJ will spin BJ the DJ, The Eve of Destruction and Randy Newman’s “Political Science”.

Have a stop the *******  presses sort of week. Aloha!

Disclaimer: We try not to be an echo chamber. We do try to come up with material that is new to our readers.

Bloody Hajj: When the world’s largest pilgrimage turns deadly

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 12:00 pm

“What the freak is a Hajj?” you might be asking yourself at this point. If you really want the definitive answer to that question, just click over to Amazon and buy my book on the subject.

But in the meantime, here is a quick-and-dirty Cliff-Notes definition of Hajj. It is a religious pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim is required to take at least once in his or her life. The Hajj itself consists of performing a series of rituals that must be completed within a certain period of time each year — not just whenever you can find a vacancy at the fabulous Mecca Hilton.

The Hajj is sacred to Muslims — or at least it used to be. Now, like so much of the rest of the Middle East, Afghanistan, Libya, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc., the Hajj has turned into a deadly and chaotic free-for-all.

Since the pretext of 9-11, American, European, Turkish, Saudi and Israeli neo-colonialists have been greedily salivating over their Dreams of Empire and, ludicrous as it may sound, these neo-colonialists’ weapon-manufacturers, banksters and oil barons have thus declared war on the entire Muslim religion. And this deadly attack on the world’s largest religion, having already created over a decade of chaos in Islamic countries all over the world, appears to have finally generated a trickle-down effect by turning the world’s largest pilgrimage deadly and chaotic as well.

So. What exactly went wrong during the Hajj this year that caused the deaths of approximately one thousand pilgrims? Mismanagement, stress, the effect of over a decade of “war” on Muslims, dictatorships, instability and chaos.

Am I making myself clear here? No? Let’s try it again from a different perspective.

The Hajj rituals take place in Saudi Arabia. The House of Saud controls the Hajj. The Saudis run one of the most ruthless and cruel dictatorships in the world today (just witness their current brutal assault on the democracy of Yemen, solely for its oil and its beaches) — but Wall Street and War Street love the House of Saud anyway and totally have its back.

Saudis are supposed to protect Hajjis and Hajjas — but they don’t. Saudis don’t spend the time and energy it takes to organize five million pilgrims. They don’t even allow Syrian and Yemeni Muslims to even go on Hajj, for instance. That’s dictatorial right there. And another dictatorial feature is that Saudis allow their privileged-class princes to just cut in line to have first pick at the holiest places, violently pushing the hoi poloi aside — until the little guys who have saved up all their lives in order to be able to go on Hajj get trampled to death. Again.

You needed to have been there, to see the bodies, the horror, the weeping survivors, the lost shoes — while some jerk of a Saudi prince drives away in his limo after his bodyguards had heartlessly shoved pilgrims out of the way and caused a panic so that the prince could get to the shrine first.

The whole Muslim world has fallen apart because of American, European, Turkish, Zionist and Saudi neo-colonialism. And this “war on Islam” is now mirrored in how the sacred Hajj has turned deadly again this year.

And this year’s deadly Hajj in Arabia has also become a mirror of what is happening elsewhere all over the world, even in non-Muslim countries — even including our own world right here at home as well, where a few haughty, disgustingly-wealthy and dictatorial “princes” are clearly running the show here while the rest of us are about to get trampled to death too.

PS: On October 6, I myself plan to go on a pilgrimage — my annual pilgrimage to BoucherCon, an annual convention for murder-mystery readers and writers.

This year BoucherCon is being held in Raleigh, North Carolina. Anyone have any suggestions on what else to see in Raleigh? Besides its historic ribs joints and its beautiful Moral Mondays of course?

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September 26, 2015

My Mug on a Mug?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bob Patterson @ 2:05 pm

By Bob Patterson, as told to Belle Starr, Outlawyer,

crop of tent man best who has legally qualified to be a  write in candidate for the Mayor of SF.  Belle is attempting to contact the Donald Trump for President campaign to ask to the first non-presidential political candidate to ask for an endorsement from Mr. Trump.

As an added negotiating chip, Belle is ready to invite Mr. Trump to be the MC for the San Francisco Bay Area Last Love-in.  Additionally, Belle and the Last Love-In organizing Committee are are also appealing to Pope Francis (Franky?) to give the swinging opening Benediction.

The Last Love-in is scheduled to start on Superb Bowl Sunday and run until Valentines Day.  Hippies, flower children and peaceniks of all ages are being encouraged to regenerate the philosophy and spirit of San Francisco’s Sixties and spread the gospel of peace and love among brethren. A reincarnation of the famous San Francisco Sounds (remember light shows?) is being urged.

Donald Trump’s repeated disparaging references to politically  correct terminology or phraseology reminds some he might be channeling Lenny Bruce. (We hope so!!!)

Our readers may have noticed that being offended whether real or imagined or faked has become pervasive in current American culture. (Didn’t Lenny Bruce teach us anything?)

Recently, a food company executive was sent to jail for selling tainted foods which caused some deaths…

Six Irish student died in the Berkeley Balcony tragedy this year. Will anyone go to jail?

Since punditry in the United States has become gridlocked, pundits must expand their entrepreneurial efforts to provide funds for sustenance because pundit is rapidly reaching flatline status in the United States (at least as far as gainful employment…)

Hence, some like The World’s Laziest Journalist are expanding into the realm of T-shirts.  Belle Starr has opened The Last Love-In Store on the Cafe Press website and is offering  arcane items such as an exclusive  Fort Zint T-Shirt (it’s a Berkeley thang), The Amalgamated Conspiracy Theory Factory shirt and other memorabilia.

Americans one year from now will be quite bored with day by day, minute by minute assessments of the political races which won’t be decided until the first Tuesday of 2016 (Belle wonders if the Love-In will still be going on by then…)

Some readers are infuriated by our use of large esoteric and arcane words which brings on our trichotillomania symptoms.

If our columns were half as influential as we would like to think they are we could suggest that the Getty and Armstrong  Radio Show use some of the country songs with lyrics in the German language done by the group called Truckstop (available on Youtube) and actually think we will hear it played on subsequent broadcasts  of their show.

Unfinished Business : Congratulations to Steve Coll who has been named the new Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism.

Collecting obscure esoteric and arcane facts has been a lifelong hobby but scraping some of them from the past is getting much more challenging now that the political arena is so over reported that it has become a existentialist errand to try to analyze  any of it.

Meanwhile, while considering what musical acts should be invited to participate in The Last Love-in Concert we have to check and see if Donovan is available and or interested.
Closing Quote: Charles Batman has said, “ I have see the future of rock and roll and it is … litigation”.

Now it is time for the disk jockey to play “I’m Heading for the Last Roundup”, “Bony Fingers” and “Big Rock Candy Mountain”.

Have a Carpe Diem Week!

September 23, 2015

How to Make America Great: Stop killing kittens in the Middle East!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 4:18 pm

The only real difference between King Herod in the Bible and Bibi Netanyahu in Tel Aviv today is that Bibi has a much better public-relations team. Does Netanyahu now suffer from buyers’ remorse after killing all those babies in Palestine during the past few years? Hardly. Not if he can fix it with propaganda!

After Netanyahu (and the rest of that sleazy neo-colonialist gang who have seized control of Israel) had so much fun blowing up, murdering and/or maiming approximately one thousand Palestinian children in the past two years, Bibi suddenly started to get a bit worried about his current international image as a baby-killer, right? Just look at all the bad press that Herod received after doing the exact same thing!

So Netanyahu got to worrying that he too might go down in history as the 2.0 version of King Herod.

And so he put all his vast propaganda weapons and skills to work in order to dispel all of this latest “anti-Semitic” talk from people who actually objected to babies being maimed, burned alive and killed. “I’ve got an idea,” said one of Bibi’s propaganda guys. “How about that we publish a children’s book showing Israeli soldiers rescuing abandoned kittens in Gaza?”,7340,L-4694647,00.html

And that makes it okay to slaughter a few hundred Palestinian children and maiming over a thousand more?

I guess so.

“By massacring hundreds of children, actual kittens were saved!”

But why the freak were those kitten abandoned in the first place? Because the children who owned them were melted alive by white phosphorus bombs of course. Shame on those thoughtless, bad children!

“But what does all this kitty propaganda have to do with trying to make America great again?” you might ask at this point. That’s easy.

So much of American taxpayers’ money is being funneled to Israeli neo-colonialists and to the American “war” industry in the Middle East these days that there is hardly any money left to spend here at home on stuff like infrastructure and schools. And all those trillions of dollars spent on bombing other countries, no matter how carefully the cluster-bombs and daisy-cutters and drone strikes are aimed, can only result in killing thousands more babies — and even, God forbid, also killing more kittens!

But there is really only one (1) way to make America great again: Stop killing all those kittens in the Middle East. And in Afghanistan. And in Ukraine, Africa, Asia and Latin America… There are possibly millions of kittens that are being killed by American taxpayers’ dollars all over the world these days.

YouTube viewers would be (rightly) appalled.

Americans don’t seem to even care that their tax dollars are being used to violently slaughter thousands of children in the Middle East and even all over the world right now, and that their tax dollars have been used to carry out this slaughter of the innocents routinely since the Eisenhower era.


If Americans only knew that their money was being used to actually kill kittens, it might be a whole different story. We might actually put an end to America’s endless and costly “wars” that are currently sending America to a financial and moral graveyard instead of making it great.

America’s rapid return to greatness can only be achieved if America will only just stop killing kittens. Stop killing kittens in Palestine, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen. And stop killing kittens in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia too. Just stop it right now — if for no other reason than we owe that much to the millions of kitten-followers on YouTube.

PS: Also in heavy competition for the King Herod Award for slaughtering innocents is King Salman, titular head of the infamous House of Saud in Arabia. He is currently fire-bombing, barrel-bombing and neutron-bombing Yemen like it was barbecue time for kittens!

“But why is he doing that?” you might ask. For the oil, of course.

“And also for Yemen’s beautiful beaches,” I was recently told by one Yemeni friend. “King Salman now has a plan to start up a new Waikiki-style resort there, one that will rival Dubai.” And we all know what that means. Time to start saying “Aloha” to all Yemen’s kittens!

PPS: If you find this article particularly offensive, then please ask yourself why you don’t find America’s “war” on the world’s babies offensive as well — and then go out and do something to stop all these hideous wars on babies. And kittens.

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PPPS: A large part of me wants to be a war correspondent and fight against injustice both at home and abroad — but some small part of me still just wants to be normal. And the normal part of me has just become addicted to the peanut-butter-creme-filled-sandwich cookies featured at the “Love at First Bite” cupcakery in north Berkeley.

Oh if only the starving children of Syria, Palestine and Yemen now under deadly siege by the American/Saudi/Israeli/Turkish neo-colonial military-industrial complex could have some of these cookies too!

September 18, 2015

Really green lawns: My trip to Silicon Valley

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 6:14 pm

I just got back from attending a trace-dancing convention held in Silicon Valley. As far as I can tell, the whole purpose of going into a trance and dancing around a lot is to try to receive messages from the Universe (aka God, Allah, the Great Spirit, Yahweh, Shiva, the Holy Ghost or whatever other Higher Power is currently topping the charts) — about what would be the best course of action we could take next in order to “benefit the most sentient beings,” as the Buddha would put it.

Benefiting a whole lot of sentient beings is the most evolved thing that a human being can do. Everything else is just greed, psychosis, materialism and/or trash-talking.

So I’m down there in Silicon Valley and am supposed to be trance-dancing my little heart out — only I’m not dancing. I’m just sitting there like a bump on a log like I usually do (only mostly I just do it in front of my computer), when the Universe sends me an urgent and very clear message anyway (and in song, no less).
“You got to Move it, Move it!”

But guess what, Universe? I hate to move it, Move it. But I force myself. I get up off my chair, I dance around a little bit, I go outside the convention center, I walk around the pool area. I go back to my hotel room and watch “Wild” on HBO, I watch Reese Witherspoon walk the Pacific Crest Trail in living color. “Move it or lose it.” Okay. Message received.

So then I go out and walk all around the major industrial park where my hotel is located — and for miles and miles and miles in all directions, all I can see all around me are shiny new building complexes and really green lawns. Doesn’t anybody in Silicon Valley realize that California is in the middle of a history-making, record-breaking, seriously disabling drought? Apparently not.

PS: Shortly after I walked around the grassy verges and knolls of Silicon Valley, the 14th anniversary of 9-11 happened. So I put on my tin-foil hat and thought about that for a while — with a little help from the Corbett Report. And from Rebekah Roth’s amazing two-hour audio tape, all of it filled with horrifying facts that most of us didn’t know before.

But Americans are really lucky in one way — a horrible tragedy like this has happened only one single time in America in the last 73 years. But horrors like 9-11 are happening in countries like Yemen and Syria and Palestine and Ukraine EVERY SINGLE DAY. And American taxpayers are the ones who are paying for all these horrors.

Approximately 60% of every tax dollar we pay out to the IRS goes toward killing people in foreign countries. “No wonder they hate us.”

The current blitz on Yemen by the notorious American-backed House of Saud (the same group of fun-loving guys who brought us all those elves with box-cutters in September 2001) reminds me strongly of Adolph Hitler’s blitz on London during World War II. And, like the brave people of London, the brave people of Yemen somehow keep hanging on — even despite over 165 horror-filled days and nights of continual 9-11s brought to them by American weapons manufacturers and the House of Saud, including the bombing of 35 hospitals there. Watch this video and try not to cry:

However, what goes around eventually comes around too. King Salman al Saud, please remember what happened to Dresden.

And in 1936, Haile Selassie passionately appealed to the League of Nations for help against the brutal invasion of poorly-armed Ethiopia by Benito Mussolini’s high-tech weapons — and the League of Nations did nothing. In 2015, Yemen passionately appealed to the UN for help against the brutal invasion of poorly-armed Yemen by King Salman’s high-tech weapons — and the UN did nothing too. And we all know what happened to Mussolini — and to the League of Nations.

You don’t have to dance around in a trance to realize that Americans (and Saudis) really really do need to start moving in a far more compassionate and merciful direction if they don’t want to end up like Hitler and Mussolini.

PPS: Once back from Silicon Valley, I happily returned to sitting in front of my computer again — and started listening to Rebekah Roth talk about 9-11. At one point she mentioned that on September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld announced that over two trillion dollars had gone missing from the Pentagon under the watchful eye of some rabbi/accountant with dual citizenship with Israel.

So that’s how the Israeli neo-colonialists can afford to buy all those weapons they use to bomb kittens in Gaza — two trillion bucks from the Pentagon would really help their shopping list a lot.

“But, Jane,” you might ask, “would Rumsfeld and Bush and Cheney lie to us like that?” Yeah, duh. They lied to us about winning the 2000 election, about Iraq WMDs and about Katrina. Why would they hesitate to lie to us about 9-11? And now Obama is lying to us about Syria and Yemen.

Americans are so easily fooled. I really should try to sell them that bridge in Brooklyn again. Or sell them another grassy knoll.


September 14, 2015

The Superbowl of Love, by Bob Patterson

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 8:37 pm

Note:  Bob had a stroke back in July and still can’t type so Jane Stillwater is posting his columns for him.  Here is his latest one.  Enjoy!

Hippies of all ages and experience levels are being invited to come to the last love-in while football fans prepare for Superbowl L (50). While a wide variety of political activists prepare to accept the challenge of stealing the media spotlight during the Superbowl festivities in February of 2016, some members of the original Flower Child generation are inviting all hippies to come back to San Francisco and to revive and regenerate the hippie lifestyle and philosophy.

Anti-war activists in Berkeley will have a nostalgic flashback as they start preparing protests against an American military incursion into Syria. The wide variety of political causes that are espoused in the Bay Area will have a virtual free-for-all when they all try to win the media’s attention because it won’t be just sports reporters flocking to San Francisco.

It seems reasonable that there will be a wave of nostalgic feature stories about the various facets of SF history including flower-power, love-ins, be-ins and psychedelia, love beads, bongs and water beds.

Many New York-based writers who are frantic for an excursion to San Francisco will convince their editors that a story about San Francisco is a “must” for their publications.

Looking beyond that, a year from now the World’s Laziest Journalist expects Jon Stewart to be running for Congress.

It’s time for this year’s list of unreported stories to be reported by Project Censored. Project Censored is our main proof that journalism in the United States is a failed concept. In the coming year, the good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, we hope to continue our series of columns including one tentatively entitled “The Button-Down Mind of Shelley Berman” (yeah we know it was Bob Newhart’s album). It will mostly be conjecture on how Lenny Bruce would see his beloved San Francisco during the Superbowl madness.

We haven’t run out of topics yet. Also look for a column entitled “Berkeley is the Cure for Apathy” (it happened to me). Meanwhile column production might be sporadic but keep your fingers crossed that the stream of liberal political punditry will keep flowing from the pen of the World’s Laziest Journalist, unbeaten and unbowed by his recent stroke.

And now the disc jockey will play Scott McKenzie’s “If You’re Going to San Francisco,” and the Jefferson Airplane will cogitate how one pill makes us small. Not to mention Tony Bennett singing “I left my Heart in San Francisco”.

To be continued….

September 10, 2015

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest redux — by Bob Patterson

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 11:39 am

Note from Jane Stillwater:  Bob had a stroke and is having trouble posting so I’m doing it for him.

After a stroke and some rehabilitation therapy and a possible clerical error, the World’s Laziest Journalist wound up in a board and care facility out in the boonies of East Oakland the other day.

Most of the staff there spoke excellent Mandarin — which was of no help to me.

It seemed to us that the daily routine for the patients there was to be belted into wheelchairs and shuffled about between bedroom and dining room and occasionally the bathroom and TV room.

We did our best to channel the Cooler King, Cool Hand Luke and Jean Valjean but it was no use. So thanks to the assistance of a well-known write-in candidate for mayor of San Francisco and the summer intern for this columnist, we did our best to channel Randall P. McMurphy and leave the cuckoo’s nest behind.

We have heard the expression “pharmaceutical handcuffs” and and “chemical restraints,” and also have noticed there is a growing trend to put older Americans under the auspices of a conservator whether they want (or need) one or not.

Don’t fear Death Panels. Fear board and care homes that are designed to make sure you never leave alive.

One of our goals for full rehabilitation is to apply for press credentials for the next Oscar ceremony because we want to see how things have changed since we covered the 1976 ceremony when “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” swept that night’s awards.

After being served an evening meal at the board and care home that consisted of one (1) peanut butter and jelly sandwich, rice soup and Kool Aid to drink, we were as frantic to get out of there as the Prisoner of Zenda.

When the intern came to visit and reconnoitered the situation, an immediate escape plan was formulated.

Less than nine hours later, as we settled into our bunk at the Amalgamated Conspiracy Theory Factory, we congratulated ourselves for making the right escape move.

Worst case scenario: We wanted to die at home rather than at that board and care facility.

This may sound like a frenzied attempt to imitate a Philip K. Dick plot, but it is now becoming all too close to real life. Since the Baby Boom generation, which has been subjected to close scrutiny since the phenomenon started, is now reaching retirement age, members of this generation had better check with their lawyers to see how possible this horror-movie scenario might be in their particular case.

September 9, 2015

MSM Lies & Damn Lies: A report on refugees from an actual Syrian

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 11:44 am

You cannot BELIEVE all the outright lies and damn lies being shoveling our way by the western mainstream media regarding the current Middle East crisis and the refugee problem. Let me just hit a few highlights:

1. The House of Saud owns over a trillion dollars worth of all kinds of horrible weapons and has been carpet-bombing Yemen continuously for the last 165 days. Thousands of Yemeni civilians have been brutally murdered so that the Saudis can go in and steal Yemen’s oil. Yet the western MSM constantly keeps bitching and moaning about how just ten (10) Saudi mercenaries have been killed while invading Yemen and, get this, Obama himself actually sent condolences to King What’s His Name.

It’s like when Benito Mussolini went in and bombed the Hell out of stone-age Ethiopia in the 1930s — and we all know how badly that eventually turned out for Mussolini.

And of course the poor victimized Yemenis are called “terrorists” and “rebels” by the MSM. The proper term here would be “patriots,” guys.

2. Not all refugees from the Middle East are Syrians. MSM, get a grip. Some of them are even from Ukraine. Fancy that. NONE of them are fleeing President Assad. They are ALL fleeing bad guys who have been trained and weaponized by America, NATO, Israeli, Turkish and Saudi neo-colonialists out prospecting for Lebenstraum and (of course) oil.

Syria’s President Assad has nothing to do with ISIS. He and the Kurds are the only ones actually fighting ISIS. Everyone else is supplying ISIS. MSM, get it right.

All these lies and propaganda remind me of what Hitler told the Good Germans back in the days of World War II. Can you actually believe that our very own MSM is telling us outright lies, ones that they themselves actually know are lies? Hard to believe. But true.

And here is an eye-witness report sent to me by a friend in Syria — totally different from the crap we are now being fed:

1. The hysteric focus on the immigrants to Europe is only designed to create a public opinion, to support the European governments and armies to interfere in Syria, under humanitarian grounds. It’s like scaring their people “if we didn’t go to war, Europe will be invaded by Muslims, Arabs, Africans, and Asians”.

2. Refugees to Europe (and North America and Australia in lesser numbers and portions) have never stopped since the end of WWII. Sinking boats filled with illegal refugees never stopped in the last decades, and they used to be either totally ignored or partially shown at the end of the news, just to feel a little pity about that tragedy. The whales who committed suicide at the shores would have more cameras focused on them though. So what had changed today to suddenly focus on the Syrian refugees?

3. A new Syrian refugee who recently made it to Germany told my friend over there, that the Syrian refugees with him were about 20% of the total refugees on the boats and trains! The rest were from North Africa, Afghanistan, and even from Balkan states (southeastern Europe), yet the mainstream media focuses only on Syrian refugees, or worse, call them all as Syrian refugees!

Although I admit that I’m not following the news because I’m pretty busy over here with family needs and obtaining clean water or cooking gas cylinders, I do remember watching some news by coincidence showing refugees reaching different areas in Europe, and I thought that they look like Afghans or Asians. Then I guessed that they might be Kurds?

I didn’t give it more attention, till I received that notice from my friend over there. So what does it mean? Does it mean that refugees from many other nations are taking advantage of the Syrian crisis and immigrating to Europe as Syrians? From another source, I heard that some Lebanese are doing so right now, going to Europe as Syrian refugees. Some Syrians families did the same in the 80s, immigrated to Sweden and pretended that they are Lebanese fleeing their civil war.

4. Or else European governments do know where these refugees are coming from, but they are turning a blind eye, to make the numbers of the alleged Syrian refugees 10 times more? The game of exaggerated numbers of the dead, the wounded, and refugees has been played a lot in the last five years.

When NATO interfered in Libya, they said that “Qaddhafi’s army” had already murdered dozens of thousands of Libyans around Benghazi, and they had to interfere to avoid a massacre of hundreds of thousands more. After the toppling of the Libyan state, the real numbers came out, that the casualties were around 200-250, half of them were Libyan policemen and pro-government officials. And similar lies in numbers today about the real number of Syrian refugees to Europe is very possible. Maybe a few years from now, the real numbers will be shown as one tenth or less than what they are shown now on the media.

5. There is some gossip here that each European state is taking a certain type, sect, or ethnic group of Syrians, to divide them forever. I remember that Cyprus was accepting Syrian Orthodox Christian refugees, while other states were accepting Protestants, Catholics, etc. Syrian Circassians were asking to take refuge in Russia but Russia offered to support them to stay in their lands. Syrian Armenians were immigrating to Armenia.

But that wasn’t the same for Muslim sects. Iran and Hezbollah for example, are supporting the Shi’a community to stay in their land and to defend it. It was so obvious to me when ISIS attacked the Assyrians and ancient Christians in northern Iraq, and kicked them out of their homes and towns, France offered for them to come right away to its land, as if ISIS and the French government were working together to cleanse the Levant and the Middle East from its original authentic nations and to replace them with all the international trash militias they brought from overseas.

Each time a Christian village or town is attacked in Syria, France or other European states offers them safe haven outside of Syria. That way of scattering the Syrian people around the globe is a very evil plan.

6. There is an argument about what European states should be doing: If they helped the poor Syrian (or other) refugees of seniors, women and children, we say over here that they are cleansing our communities and nation in a systematic pattern.

However if Europeans didn’t do anything for the Syrians, we will say over here that “No one is helping or giving a hand or offering us a visa as refugees in their states”.

Part of that type of problematic thinking is because of the dominating ideas of “conspiracy theories” over here. The long history of fooling the Arabs have made them so suspicious about everything, and sometimes not a healthy suspicion either. I think that supporting people to stay in their lands and to defend themselves against invaders instead of simply helping them to leave, might be one of the answers of that ongoing argument. What do you think?

Me? What do I think? I think that if Turkish, American, NATO, Israeli and Saudi neo-colonialists would just stop trying to steal the Middle East’s land and oil and stop arming ISIS and Al Qaeda, then the refugee crisis would stop on a dime.

But what do I know?

Obviously the MSM knows better than me. Either that, or the MSM is really really really good at telling lies to us Good Germans.


September 5, 2015

Playing strip-poker with the next POTUS

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 9:42 am

Why isn’t one of the Koch brothers running for president in 2016? They both have the time and the money to do it. My guess is that Charlie and Dave saw what happened to George W. Bush and don’t want that happening to them too.

Running for president these days is a lot like playing in a game of strip poker. Sooner or later, too much of everyone playing gets exposed — and in the end GWB came out of the game as morally naked as a jay-bird. Even though he was able to steal the whole pot (twice).

Far better for the Kochs to throw in a poker chip named Scott Walker than risk walking home in the nude.

But running for prez in America is like strip poker in a whole other way as well. In the next presidential election, here’s how the game is going to basically work — just as it has in every other election since Jimmy Carter. In the winter of 2016, Lockheed-Martin, Monsanto, AIPAC, Goldman-Sachs and Citibank will once again be holding their secret high-stakes strip-poker game in the back room of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, this time hosted by Obama, Lockheed-Martin’s BFF since back in 2008.

Drinks will be served.

And Donald Trump will throw his shorts into the pot, trying to impress Goldman-Sachs. Hillary Clinton will then throw in her shirt, making a bid for Lockheed-Martin’s support. JEB Bush will throw in the towel, knowing that even AIPAC won’t be interested in raising his stakes, even after all that Bush I and Bush II have already done to promote neo-colonialism in the Middle East for AIPAC. And Scott Walker is already down to his G-string, having already left all his clothes in Wisconsin with the Kochs.

Bernie Sanders will still have most of his clothes on his back — but will be shedding them as fast as he can over foreign policy, also hoping to please Lockheed-Martin and AIPAC too.

Dr. Jill Stern, the Green party’s choice (and mine too) won’t even be invited to the game.

Soon all the candidates will be standing before these powerful kingmakers stark naked.

Which one will be sitting in the White House after the 2016 election is over? That depends. Which one will sell the most weapons, start the most “humanitarian interventions,” pollute the most air, rob the most $$$ out of our bank accounts? Who will sweeten the pot most? Which one will screw his or her fellow Americans best? A deal will be dealt. A winner will be declared. The other candidates will fold.

Ah, but that will be just the beginning. The kingmakers will now have to let all the rest of us know how to vote. Suddenly the media will be singing the praises of the strip-poker game winner during all of the primaries. The voting machines will get rigged in The Candidate’s favor.

And of course drinks will be served — again. But this time it will be the Kool-Aid.

August 28, 2015

Human Beings: The most dangerous predators on the planet

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 9:51 pm

Seven years ago my wonderful granddaughter Mena was born right before Christmas and so every year, because there is a lot less going on in August than in December, she has an “un-birthday” party in the summer instead of an actual birthday party on her actual birthday.

This year, Mena wanted her party to have an animal theme. Does that mean that I have to get all dressed up in a cat suit or something? No way! “C’mon, grandma! It will be fun!”

So I thought about it a lot and finally came up with a really great animal costume, one that would still let me wear my usual uniform of jeans and a tee. I simply printed out a sign that read, “I am a HUMAN BEING, the most dangerous predator on the planet,” and then slapped said sign on my back. Problem solved.

The un-birthday party was a huge success.

But then, after reading an article on Global Research stating that four million Muslims have been killed by US and NATO troops since 9-11, I also got to thinking about exactly how completely accurate my costume actually was.

In 2001, an attack on the Twin Towers became an all-too-convenient excuse for Wall Street and War Street to instantly switch into predator mode and heat up their notorious and endless Wars for Oil. And these predator massacres are still going on in Palestine, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen and Afghanistan today, 14 years later.

Want more examples of human predator behavior? Not a problem!

In medieval Europe, human beings executed approximately 57 thousand women for “witchcraft”. King Leopold of Belgium apparently was responsible for two million deaths in the Congo. Then there were the various wars on Native Americans, Aztecs, Incas and First Nations — between 50 million and 100 million killed. My own great-great grandmother walked the Trail of Tears and watched her fellow human beings fall prey to cold, lonely and miserable deaths at the hands of human predators.

And don’t forget those two bloody World Wars and the vicious brutality of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. And the African slave trade and its bloody results, “Straight out of Compton” — and Ferguson, Baltimore and San Quentin too. And then there are the current African massacres, millions more human beings dead in the Congo for blood diamonds and that stuff they put in computers. And the massacres in Indonesia and East Timur, approximately three million more human beings slaughtered for oil.


PS: The T-Rex used to be the most dangerous predator on the planet. Now it is completely and totally extinct.

And then the lion became next on the predator totem-pole list. I wonder what happened to lions? Oh, right. They became an endangered species, mainly because there was nothing else left for them to prey on. Soon that will probably happen to human predators too. We’ll all be going up in (atomic and/or toxic) smoke.

PPS: Not all human beings are psychotic predators. Some of us actually shun attacks on our own species. Really we do. There really are some mentally healthy humans among us — take Pope Francis, for instance. “Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start, despite their mental and social conditioning.”

And, heck, even I know better than to kill people for fun and profit.

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August 25, 2015

Journalism in Jeopardy?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bob Patterson @ 7:48 pm

Has America’s free press gone flatline or is it DOA?
By Bob Patterson as told to Belle Starr, Outlawyer

Making American Journalism great again?

Donald Trump’s psychological manipulation of Hillary to get her to attend his wedding is similar to a situation 40 years ago.

Due to the fact that the worldslaziestjounalist is the volunteer librarian/historian for the Marina Tenants Association, we are aware that in the early 80’s Steve Coll researched and wrote about the origins of the unique real estate situation in Marina del Rey.

In the late 70’s, the  Marina Tenants Association had similar suspicions about fiduciary relationships between developers and the LA County Board of Supervisors …the MTA had suspicions 40 yrs ago before Donald Trump spilled the beans on his manipulation tactics regarding Hillary and other politicos.

As we mentioned, 75 years ago Edward R. Murrow was reporting from London during The Battle of Britain.  Now all we see are reports featuring people overwhelmed with the challenges of life, crying.  We call that Soap Opera Journalism. Has CBS’ standards fallen that far that fast?

My assessment of the qualities  inherent in well-done journalism includes:
a) should feature efforts to foil political malfeasance, and
b) highlight and shed light on examples of miscarriage of justice such as CNN’s Death Row Stories and 50’s TV “The Big Story”

Coincidentally,  we noticed that a person named Steve Coll has been named dean of the columbia school of journalism   Surely, we thought, if anyone is qualified to see the parallels between  what has happened in LA and what is set to happen in SF it will be Steve Coll.

We have encountered difficulties in passing a news tip to a legitimate member  of the mainstream media about our concerns that the taxpayers of SF are being set up for another scam.

The fact that no ne seems interested in news tips exacerbated our concern that the American hallmark of democracy, a free press, is doing the cheshire cat trick.

Note: The worldslaziestjounalist wrote about Pasqualama and we scooped the BBC with our story so we must know a little bit about quality journalism (Google Hint : Pasqualama glacier gold)

If our speculation about American journalism being DOA is accurate then we conclude journalists have adopted the policy of don’t rock the boat, don’t make waves.

Hence, we are pinning our hopes for foiling the SF Board of Supervisors  super strategy to institute a policy of perpetual campaign donations under the cam “The Candlestick Cash Cow”.

Note: If the the worldslaziestjounalist  is going to indulge himself with delusions of grandeur we need some advice from our regular readers :  should we   try to convince Donald Trump that restoring the  American free press to its former glory is a way to augment his program to restore America to its former greatness?

… or should we try to prod Dean Coll into inspiring greater efforts from his students by taunting them with the possibility that they are not as investigatively curious as the worldslaziestjounalist ?

… or should we goad the public to demand better, more inciteful journalism from their favorite media outlets?

Summer Intern Note : Rockin’ Robin got the lowdown on the chickadee and this wise old owl asks why is Diane Feinstein’s mother being hidden in a conservatorship old-age home in San Francisco?

Is this is the same mother she claims to be unhinged and violent in “Season of the Witch?”

Why do “care not cash” programs enrich the elites like the  president of UC, Blum, Feinstein and Newsom-Getty ?

Google hint: richkidsclub chat forum. Where sharing with others is not caring but trading information on how to steal grandparents and parents funds through conservators raiding the funds for the care at the lowest levels for cash paid at the highest levels to one stop shops where the new raiders with their professional trustees, conservators, attorneys and board and care homes (and insiders) tend to make the slippery slope greasy.

(Let’s hope Donald Trump’s kids don’t read this column.)

…our children, who do not want to wait for their inheritances because after all the “end is near” and they need to party while the food chain collapses…

… and  wasn’t Hilarious Hillary so lovable when she tossed her quip about “wipe it with a cloth”?

If all that American readers want is information about hilarious videos about kitties that look like Hitler then have we got a hint for you: Youtube search hint: monkey with ak47  (just like the song says don’t ever play with guns. Johnny Cash knows them Folsom Prison blues).

The final quote for this column has to be “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”

Now the DJ will play the “Johnny live at Folsom Prison” album, Phil Harris’  “Get outta here with that bump bah bump” and Buffalo Springfield “For What it’s Worth”….and the old standard blues song where she done him wrong…Frankie and Johnny

So have a “don’t rock the boat” type week.

(Funny Fukushima and radiation therapy thoughts: Did anyone notice? Hiroshima by John Hersey found on the street with the poem of a child:

“Atomic Courtesy” by Ethel Jacobson: To smash the simple atom, All mankind was intent. Now any day, The atom may, Return the compliment”).

After last weeks column was posted a  doctor, who does some pro bono work for the VA,  offered the opinion we were a little too hard on the VA.

point taken

Disclaimer: Writing and posting from a hospital bed is a major challenge. We will try to keep the string alive, but that may not happen every week. Stay tuned.

August 22, 2015

Book-burning in Berkeley? Javohl!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 3:54 pm

In the process of writing this article, I’ve started to feel a bit like a World War II master-spy or Mata Hari or something. James Bond?

Books have been disappearing from the Berkeley Public Library at an alarming rate lately. “How many are gone? And where did they go?” Time to put on my trench coat and find out.

Apparently our new head librarian has been “weeding the collection” at our main branch — and doing it all on his own. This weeding process is usually gently conducted by the library’s entire staff, but only after serious consideration for each book. However, the new head librarian has now taken this task on all by himself and is throwing out books left and right.

But how many books have actually disappeared in the past year? “Not all that many,” claims the new head librarian. “Just a few. 2,220 at most”. But a closer investigation has revealed that over 39,000 books have gone missing. Yikes!

“So what happened to all these books?” you might ask. Well, apparently some other local undercover agent recently held a stakeout at the rear door of our main library, and what that agent observed was that huge piles of boxes of books were being left out on the sidewalk back there — and then a large unmarked white van comes along and hauls them all away.

“But where does the van take them?” you might ask next. Who the freak knows. I’m assuming that there will be a book-burning somewhere.

“But what kind of books are disappearing?” Apparently anything to do with women’s studies, civil rights, the labor movement, LGBT, etc. Sounds like an effort to de-radicalize Berkeley and dumb us all down.

Then I talked with another undercover agent who said, “Apparently the Koch brothers have financed a library institute that trains librarians how to weed out all left-wing, progressive and anti-empire books in libraries throughout America. Perhaps this librarian is a Koch-brothers infiltrator too.” Good grief!

PS: Here in Berkeley, we not only have to worry about librarians “weeding the collection” and burning our books (who would ever think that I would have to write such a sentence!)

Developers here are also marching in, “weeding the collection,” tearing down homes and businesses that used to belong to non-Yuppies (probably carting them away in mysterious unmarked white vans too) and building over a thousand condos on our main streets to replace them.

Our mayor is ecstatic!

But the City of Berkeley now has to pay for the extra fire, police, sewer and street services for these new condos and the approximately 10,000 new residents involved. However, there are families in Ireland who are not so ecstatic about all these new condos.

PPS: And if you think it’s an outrage that our local librarian lies to us, then be prepared to be totally outraged that our corporate-owned federal government lies to us constantly — through their teeth!

For instance, did you know that NATO is happily preparing for nuclear war with Russia? And that, contrary to what we are being constantly told, none of this is Russia’s fault because NATO (read Wall Street and War Street) started it all? And that we Americans might even end up getting fried like KFC chicken — and also have to pay for this pleasure ourselves? Shades of the Sudetenland lies!

For instance, what exactly do you actually think is going on in Syria right now? Here’s a report from my friend in Aleppo who tells an entirely different story about what is happening there than the one our corporate-owned MSM would have us believe.

Or consider this report by Andre Vltchek on refugees from the Middle East now hunkering down in Europe? Why are they there? Not for the hate-filled reasons we are being told. Read this to find out.

In the Middle East, the foxes are definitely guarding the hen house. According to America’s official Congressional position, the United Arab Emirates is now in charge of “addressing humanitarian relief” in Syria and Iraq — even as the UAE pays for and supports ISIS.

Turkey is now in charge of “stopping the flow of foreign terrorist fighters”. Hell, Turkey welcomes them with open arms and then sends them on over to Syria (to force the New Ottoman Empire down Syrian throats), and to Iraq (to kill more Kurds)!

The United States is currently in charge of “supporting military operations, capacity building, and training” — apparently of ISIS.

Britain has been put in charge of “exposing ISIS’s true nature” — even as it gives ISIS hot tips on how to run an appealing FaceBook page.

And the House of Saud is “cutting off ISIS access to financing and funding”. That is huge whopper! The House of Saud itself has been financing ISIS for years.

And of course let us also consider the biggest lie of all — the 9-11 “conspiracy theory” theory, wherein no pilot or engineer alive today can even think about (let alone mention) all the many flaws in the official story of that tragedy without being laughed at or shamed by the MSM.

Talk about your propaganda? Javohl for sure!


August 20, 2015

Game of War = Bait and Switch?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bob Patterson @ 6:30 pm

?The Game of War? WTF?
By Bob Patterson as told to Belle Starr, Outlawyer

War isn’t a f*****g game! It’s a bloody shame!

When a physical therapist says to you “we better take a break you’re turning purple”, that  indicates one of 2 things: you should take a break or it’s time to take a selfie.

(Naturopath Note: Turmeric and also Taurine are neuroregenerative and BioPQQ is energy (mitochondrial) regenerative.  Tell a Doctor would you, the nurses are aware and interested.)

Rehabilitation after a stroke makes it hard to find a scapegoat (Lawyers are terrible stenographers!) Realizing the amount of exertion it takes to make gains in the rehabilitation  process has brought home one point in particular with a vengeance : the kids who were sent off to war with stirring music playing and patriotic phrases echoing in their ears, were the victims of a bait and switch because lately our physical therapists have been telling us the vets are not getting the amount of support and therapy that was implied in the stirring political speeches that were given to increase their enthusiasm for their military adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The image of them standing at attention in dress blues contrasts sharply with some images of learning how to ambulate with artificial legs

Conservatorships for profit – mills for millennials, real estate brokers and all the charlatans to make money warehousing people and they do it “ex parte”- without you (a vet in the hospital or in jail) to lose all rights and ability to control their own finances despite being able to, maybe with difficulty, make their wishes known.  The ex parte situation would find a certain Harvard professor of Physics with the first name “Steve” incompetent as he can’t feed himself or talk on his own without electromechanical assistance.

Bottom line, don’t be surprised with an executive order, for your own good, to impose conservatorships on us all when we go to sleep (and whether you wake up is up to your conservator). … a kinder, gentler, administrative Khymer Rouge?

Hint to “THE” assignment desk @ The NYTimes : conservatorships for profits, cradle to grave care (according to what you need least) and they keep your cash. Orphans if not previously aborted, prisoners (those who don’t get to learn to steal and lie in schools), disabled, elderly….sleepers and those in pharmacomaland (OH OH OH)

How many are vets? How many consigned after they are no longer commercially viable to the nightmare of a paupers’ asylum where it doesn’t matter if you have dementia or not, you will wish you did, so as not to go mad.

See a Patient Advocate at your local VA to get on Veterans Choice Program (Google hint choiceact) : they have to refer you out for services that cannot be supplied within 30 days at the VA hospitals and affiliates. VA Choice is a game changer for our suffering vets, we, both my intern and I, surely hope.

(Patriotic Aside: This “Summer Intern” served in The Peace Corps in Ethiopia in the eradication of smallpox. No good deed goes unpunished – benefits?)

Ads for video games are part of the deception. having legs blown off by an IED is a real life, not a digital life, experience.

(History in a Nutshell: Massacres are documented back to 5,500 BC! Google hint: Schoeneck-Kilianstaedten)

Selling the video games to kids and leading them to expect a similar level of enjoyment  from deployment to a combat zone as the ultimate level of the video game is the ultimate hypocrisy.

Ads for goods that don’t deliver is an american tradition, isn’t it.? Breaking contracts made with citizens is a generational pastime of congressional effietes.

Advertising can be manipulative. Think of the deceptions caused by fitness training sites. For example, anyone who has dabbled with weight lifting to help with weight management knows that ads seen at the beginning of May promising to help clients to get in shape for summer at the beach are not realistic.  If they really wanted to help their customers wouldn’t it be more realistic to run ads between Christmas and New Year’s Day urging people to commit to a program of working out at least three times per week which would probably begin to show some results about the beginning of May?

? what’s wrong with San Francisco? It seems a large share of TV ads shown in the bay area market feature scenes of Venice Beach and/or UCLA campus.

12 hrs after this column published last week, Trump mentions he’s for vets (is Trump reading this pundit?). Have you noticed in the past week D.T. and several other Republican hopefuls have urged the US to consider sending troops into Syria to seize control of the oil fields?
(Hi Don!)

If you agree the vets need help please share the link of this column WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS.  and if you agree with the Republicans that the austerity budgets mandate as much cost cutting as possible then don’t do anything but vote for Jeb.

Our physical therapists tell us, off the record, that the veterans facilities are in crisis mode and need considerably more staff. Are the kids who are being shipped off to war told about this?

At this point it would be easy to let this column disintegrate into a series of book recommendations such as Vance Packard’s, “Hidden Persuaders”,  Jerry delaFirma’s,  “From those wonderful people who brought you Pearl Harbor” (or are they selling her lips?)

And a few others which slip away unlisted at this point.

Or we could plug the website vintage country event dot com because we want to help a friend promote their website which is all about weddings and wedding planning.

Heads up for fans of the Oscar awards – we predict that Ricky and the Flash will earn 8 oscar nominations.

Current plans include an attempt to secure a press pass to cover the next award’s ceremony…our pitch will be linked to the fact that it is an example of nostalgic  time travel to the past for us as we were in attendance and reporting at the Oscars 40 yrs ago when
Cuckoos Nest swept the awards.

Dewey decimals  in the 300’s being deleted  (unions, women’s rights… tip of the cap to Jane’s idea).  Google Hint: Jane Stillwater’s blog.

Cue up :   the  DJ will play the best of Freddy Aguilar and best of Freddy Fender

Disclaimer: I have had a stroke and my thinking process isn’t as refined as when I got an A in logic at a Jesuit university in Scranton. Sorry about that,  we will try to keep the flow of esoteric arcane and interesting (?) facts flowing as well as they did in the past.  However indications are against us.  Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

(Summer Intern: If you smile and one side droops or if holding both hands straight out in front of you one drifts down or slurring of words is apparent, left side numbness, trouble seeing, severe headache without a known cause confusion or trouble walking …

Call 911 for yourself or if you are a friend of that person or just a compassionate soul).

Closing Quote for this column HAS TO BE the classic line from Apocalypse Now :
I Love the Smell of Napalm in the Morning…crop Wednesday inspection

August 13, 2015

Is Liberal Punditry Extinct?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bob Patterson @ 9:16 pm

DCIM100MEDIAWhere Have All the Liberal Pundits Gone?  …
By Bob Patterson as told to Belle Starr, Outlawyer

Money is the mother’s milk of politics, no one disputes that.  Almost all of the money donated to Republican political funds will be spent  for ads run in conservatively owned  media – hence there is an  unlimited amount of money to pay for eloquent quality conservative punditry.

To make liberal punditry pay, writers are encouraged to go to Shattuck Ave in Berkeley and hold up a cardboard sign saying “Will write liberal political punditry for $$$$$.”  (Or, “Will Run for Mayor, Need Campaign Funds”).

… what makes the worldslaziestjournalist think he can have unique perceptive comments that the other members of the punditry community missed completely, we ask the question: Did any national pundit review Jeb’s tax return and extract a news nugget from there about his involvement in the Broward S&L scandal?

… according to a recent newstip, Google is on a real estate buying binge in the Venice Beach area. Apparently, the silicon beach phenomenon will be bolstered by these acquisitions.

After being sent to the penalty box (aka the hospital), it seems natural that my visitors want to discuss political events and the latest news tips from Fort Zint. (Where they were delighted to hear that The Donald wants in on the Post Office action-particularly Washington, D.C.)

When Jane Stillwater came to visit, since our column writing efforts have bogged down (my lawyer is lousy at keeping up with dictation), we gave Jane the topic tip of Orphanages for Profit.

According to a tip we got, orphanages for profit are rapidly becoming a hot topic in the liberal community.  It is alleged that the children of homeless mothers are being placed in facilities that are approximately orphanages for profit. Jane recently worked as an extra in a movie about an orphan struggling to regain her family history and heritage. So, Jane has a good hook for a column on that topic.

(Tip to columnist intern: Pitch a story to the National Review because they are the only one taking pitches publicly).

At abut the same time Belle Starr, a column-assistant,  is doing ok as my gopher and some day may make it if I keep salting the bird’s tail. The  Mayoral campaign is heating up and it looks like another great chapter in San Francisco historically different characters is being written by the moving fickle finger of fate.

(Sidebar: Belle Starr (OccupySF Legal Counsel by Consensus since 2011, is supporting the “face of Occupy” Scott Olsen, Iraq vet put in the hospital by Oakland PD, and who is running for KPFA public radio board to rescue us from the actions of the “..current board majority  to break up or privatize the network”.)

Belle is an OH – Original Hippie and mentioned that at a recent reunion of charter members of the flower children, one blurted out that a film based on Bill “Legendary Rock Entrepreneur” Graham should be made. We second the motion.

Belle and Jane have a treasure trove of memories from the sixties and since that is an extremely popular topic we will list suggestions for our readers who want to  time-travel , via literature, back to the psychedelic sixties. Katy bar the door.

We would list these books:  The Maltese Falcon by Dashell Hammett; On the Road (of course) by Jack Kerouac and  Been Down so Long it Looks like up to Me by Richard Farina.  We suggest a stop at The City Lights Bookstore and The Bookstore section of the nearby Beat Museum. Also see the movies “The Graduate” and “Bullett”. (Don’t forget The Love Book by Lenore Kandel and Google “Smoking Typewriters”…OH)

…or try the slanted and often inaccurate “Season of the Witch”-Speed Kills and heroin came into the Haight from December 1966 to January 1967, not later-I was there OH

Again, for those who think the amateur online pundit can’t come up with perceptive insights we will ask this question did any republican on the FOX debate program mention that pot should be made available to vets with PTSD?  Did any of them mention the veterans at all?

If liberal pundits can’t turn writing into a money generating endeavor, liberals better start preparing themselves for the third member of the Bush Dynasty.

Audiences get what they are willing to pay for. You don’t have to be Phineas T. Barnum to know that. No one is going to pay for hideous idiosyncratic liberal punditry . So, they better get used to the idea that FOX News and Rush Limbaugh are going to choose the next president for them.

… if the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra, can offend chicks and get away with his snide references to frails, skirts and broads, why can’t Trump get away with it, too? … the real winner of the Fox Debate was Megyn Kelly. (Her agent must love Trump because  hasn’t  Trump guaranteed an additional annual million dollars to her salary in the future?)

… 6 people died in the Berkeley Balcony tagedy, now we have to see if anyone is going to jail.

Cue up the wrap-up music: (and roll a joint for my outlawyer):
Strange Days by the doors.  Working in a coal mine (whoop!, rehabilitation is hard work). And Teen age enema nurses in bondage, as we fade out.

DISCLOSURE: The world’s laziest journalist reminds regular readers the column is being written under stressful conditions. We will try our best to maintain a high quality of editing and reporting. We thought keeping the 15 year string of weekly postings trumped  being compulsive about spelling and punctuation.
(We sometimes make up words and/or sentence structure for shock and chaos.)

Now its time for the disc jockey to play “They’re coming to take me away, ha ha…”.

August 12, 2015

Beheadings: Why does the US support ISIS as well as Cecil?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jane Stillwater @ 9:25 pm

Yes, I know that Cecil the Lion is old news right now, just one more forlorn leftover from last week’s media cycle and therefore not really chic any more — but bear with me. There is still a very important question of morality here, one that I can’t seem to keep from haunting the back lobes of my poor over-worked brain.

I keep asking myself, “How come everyone in America got so completely upset when some jerk of a dentist paid cold hard cash to behead a lion in Africa, but when some jerks in the CIA pay ISIS terrorists cold hard cash to behead thousands of Syrians and Iraqis, no one even gets mildly upset with said CIA jerks for laying out cold hard cash to do the exact same thing?” Who the freak knows. Certainly not me.

Apparently lions’ lives matter — but Syrians’ lives do not.

If I were a Syrian or an Iraqi right now, I would demand that someone immediately put me in a zoo! Hey, at least there I’d be safe and not on the endangered-species list any more.

And of course we also know how little Black lives matter here in America — as compared to the life of one lion. No one here seems to be getting as upset about the cruel death of Michael Brown or Sandra Bland as they did over Cecil the Lion’s cruel demise. Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be human.

And does even your own life matter these days either? Does mine? Hard to tell.

And exactly how old was Cecil the Lion anyway? If he was getting fairly long in the tooth, would that have mattered either? If the dentist hadn’t beheaded him, would Cecil have been kicked off of MediCare and Social Security and stuck in a run-down nursing home for lions because that would be all he could afford? Would the same thing have happened to him that is currently happening to a whole bunch of our elders here in America?

And what if Cecil had been an African human being instead of an African lion? Would we have minded so much — or even noticed — that millions of African human beings have already been slaughtered in the name of corporate profits by some jerks in the White House, the Congress, the CIA, the Pentagon and Wall Street?

And I bet you anything that Cecil the Lion would love to have his head screwed back on again. And that Syrians and Iraqis (and Africans) would love to get their heads screwed back on again too.

I’d even be willing to bet that most of the Syrians and Iraqis who have lost their heads recently had never even heard about ISIS before their heads got chopped off — or about the CIA jerks behind ISIS either. And I’ll even bet you the farm that the jerks who are currently running our disastrous foreign policy would just love to have their Syrian and Iraqi trophies stuffed and mounted on the walls of Congress, the White House, the Pentagon and Langley too.

PS: Here’s an interesting bit of information about the CIA-trained “moderate rebels” (aka ISIS) that War Street has sent off to terrorize the legitimate government of Syria.

$500 million of American taxpayers’ money has been spent on training just 60 terrorists — in either Jordan or Turkey, I forget which. And 54 of them actually ended up in Syria. And 18 of them actually fought against Syrians.

That’s $925,925 of our tax dollars spent on each one of the 54 recruits sent to Syria. And that’s $2,777,777 per actual active terrorist that the CIA and friends have spent. Geez Louise. For that amount of money, that jerky dentist could have bought a whole zoo.

PPS: “Hearts and Minds”. That was the reason that Wall Street and War Street lost the War on Vietnam — and why they will also lose the War on Syria too. And why they will eventually lose their War on the Entire Planet as well.

And “Hearts and Minds” is also why that jerky dentist eventually lost his War on Cecil.


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