News and Opinion Based on Facts

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Happy BirthDay Nicky!

Happy Birthday Son,
Many More!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007


The World Championships of Tennis start tommorrow.

Roger Federer, Sharapova, Andy Roddick, justine Henman.

Watch it!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Working for the weekend

Things are looking better every day.
I'm strong, confident and rising above the injustice visited upon me by the criminals of the Sandoval County CYFD.
Someday I hope to have them in court explaining why they committed perjury and falsified documents.
But for now I just try to enjoy life and feel joy in knowing that my children are prospering and doiong well.things are looking much better for little Patrick as well.
Enjoy your week-end everyone.
Shabbat Shalom

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Shalom, Shalom!

Need I say more?
These young ladies are Israelis who've been peruaded to do the patriotic thing and pose for an issue of Maxim's Magazine.
I attended a court hearing this week, it went well.
Patrick is doing great.
He is so beautiful, and almost as smart as his Dad.
Which is pretty good since he's only two!
I've been studying computer animation lately, it's going well, and it's fun, too.
I must confess to playing more of the game "Al Queda, Hunt for Bin Laden" than I should, but it's rather addicting, and who wouldn't love shooting hundreds of Arabs before killing Mr. B himself?
I used to play this game quite a bit with my son Michael.
(Sigh) Those were the days.
I am following the story of the missing pregnant mother in N. Carolina.
9 days now.
I've had some relationships go bad, but it's really sad how some of them, and it seems like more all the time, wind up so tragically.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

kudos to Salmon Rushdie

Salmon Rushdie, as most of us know, has been the victim of a Fatwa, the Islamic version of the Lifetime Achievement Award, that most of us could only hope to earn.
I more than likely despise Islam more than Rushdie, so where’s my Fatwa?

But all seriousness aside, the man is an incredible writer, some say, (and I agree) a genius.
My top pick from his writings is , “The Ground Beneath Her Feet” a surrealistic yet engrossing story of the love between two rock stars.
"I am thrilled and humbled to receive this great honour and am very grateful that my work has been recognised in this way," the new knight said.
He deserves it, and it tends to make the cretins who issued the “Fatwa” look rather fatuous as well.
That's his wife in the photo BTW, do you wonder why he is smiling?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Bonnie an Clyde (By Bonnie Parker)

You've read the story of Jesse James
of how he lived and died.
If you're still in need;
of something to read,
here's the story of Bonnie and Clyde.
Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang
I'm sure you all have read.
how they rob and steal;
and those who squeal,
are usually found dying or dead.
There's lots of untruths to these write-ups;
they're not as ruthless as that.
their nature is raw;
they hate all the law,
the stool pidgeons, spotters and rats.
They call them cold-blooded killers
they say they are heartless and mean.
But I say this with pride
that I once knew Clyde,
when he was honest and upright and clean.
But the law fooled around;
kept taking him down,
and locking him up in a cell.
Till he said to me;
"I'll never be free,
so I'll meet a few of them in hell"
The road was so dimly lighted
there were no highway signs to guide.
But they made up their minds;
if all roads were blind,
they wouldn't give up till they died.
The road gets dimmer and dimmer
sometimes you can hardly see.
But it's fight man to man
and do all you can,
for they know they can never be free.
From heart-break some people have suffered
from weariness some people have died.
But take it all in all;
our troubles are small,
till we get like Bonnie and Clyde.
If a policeman is killed in Dallas
and they have no clue or guide.
If they can't find a fiend,
they just wipe their slate clean
and hang it on Bonnie and Clyde.
There's two crimes committed in America
not accredited to the Barrow mob.
They had no hand;
in the kidnap demand,
nor the Kansas City Depot job.
A newsboy once said to his buddy;
"I wish old Clyde would get jumped.
In these awfull hard times;
we'd make a few dimes,
if five or six cops would get bumped"
The police haven't got the report yet
but Clyde called me up today.
He said,"Don't start any fights;
we aren't working nights,
we're joining the NRA."
From Irving to West Dallas viaduct
is known as the Great Divide.
Where the women are kin;
and the men are men,
and they won't "stool" on Bonnie and Clyde.
If they try to act like citizens
and rent them a nice little flat.
About the third night;
they're invited to fight,
by a sub-gun's rat-tat-tat.
They don't think they're too smart or desperate
they know that the law always wins.
They've been shot at before;
but they do not ignore,
that death is the wages of sin.
Some day they'll go down together
they'll bury them side by side.
To few it'll be grief,
to the law a relief
but it's death for Bonnie and Clyde.

Israel plans attack on Gaza

ISRAEL’s new defence minister Ehud Barak is planning an attack on Gaza within weeks to crush the Hamas militants who have seized power there.
According to senior Israeli military sources, the plan calls for 20,000 troops to destroy much of Hamas’s military capability in days.
The raid would be triggered by Hamas rocket attacks against Israel or a resumption of suicide bombings.
Barak, who is expected to become defence minister tomorrow, has already demanded detailed plans to deploy two armoured divisions and an infantry division, accompanied by assault drones and F-16 jets, against Hamas.
The Israeli forces would expect to be confronted by about 12,000 Hamas fighters with arms confiscated from the Fatah faction that they defeated in last week’s three-day civil war in Gaza.
Details of the plan emerged as Fatah forces in the West Bank stormed Hamas-run buildings, including the parliament in Ramallah, where they tried to seize the deputy speaker.
Israeli officials believe their forces would face even tougher resistance in Gaza than they encountered during last summer’s war against Hezbollah in south Lebanon.
A source close to Barak said that Israel could not tolerate an aggressive “Hamastan” on its border and an attack seemed unavoidable.
“The question is not if but how and when,” he said.
Uzi Mahnaimi

Friday, June 15, 2007


Friday at last.
I don't know about you, but I could hardly wait.
It's nice to see Mike Nefong getting his comeuppence for his brutal treatment of the innocent Duke LaCrosse players.
Having experinced first hand the corruption of those in the local DA's office here in Sandoval
County, I'm pleased to watch this evil man squirm on the stand as he awaits his fait.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Clueless in Gaza

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Happiness Is............

Celebrities, Ancient and modern,
Speak about Happiness:
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life,
impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the
same route.
~ Charles Caleb Colton
Of mortals there is no one who is
happy. If wealth flows in upon one, one may be perhaps Luckier than one's
neighbor, but still not happy.
~ Euripedes
A great obstacle to happiness
is to anticipate too great a happiness.
~ Fontenelle
What we call
happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction
of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree.
~ Sigmund Freud
man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.
~ Thomas Fuller
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is
never to be found, and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the
hope of obtaining it for himself.
~ Samuel Johnson
No matter how dull,
or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable
~ Helen Keller
When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which
has been opened for us.
~ Helen Keller
it is better to be happy for a
moment and be burned up with beauty than to live a long time and be bored all
the while
~ Don Marquis

Monday, June 11, 2007

Arab Killer Convicted

A father has been found guilty of murdering his 20-year-old daughter because she fell in love with the wrong man.
Banaz Mahmod was strangled in a so-called "honour" killing and buried in a suitcase in a back garden.
Her father Mahmod Mahmod and his brother Ari Mahmod ordered the murder because they believed she had shamed the family.
Banaz told police four times that she feared they wanted to kill her, even writing a letter naming those she thought would do it -
one of whom later admitted his part in the killing and two who fled the country.On another occasion her fears were dismissed by a female police officer who thought she had made up the story to get her boyfriend's attention.
She is one of a number of Metropolitan Police officers now facing an internal disciplinary investigation over the handling of the case.Mahmod, 52, and Ari, 51, both from Mitcham, south London, were found guilty of Banaz's murder following a trial lasting nearly three months.
Banaz had helped convict them from beyond the grave with a video message played to jurors in which she told how she feared she was going to die.
She recorded the footage, in which she said she was "really scared", following an earlier attempt by her father to kill her on New Year's Eve 2005.
Banaz fled but later went back to her family and tried to carry on her relationship with boyfriend Rahmat Sulemani in secret.
But when they were discovered and Rahmat was threatened by Ari's associates, she contacted police again.Banaz was urged to stay at a safe house but told officers she believed she would be all right at home because her mother was there.
The following day, on January 24, she disappeared. Her decomposed body was discovered in Handsworth, Birmingham, three months later.Mohamad Hama, 30, of West Norwood, south London, an associate of Ari, has already pleaded guilty to the murder.
Darbaz Maref-Rasull, 24, of Hounslow, west London, was cleared, with Ari, of conspiracy to pervert justice. Pshtewan Hama, 26, also of Hounslow, has already pleaded guilty on the same count.Neither Mahmod nor Ari showed any emotion as the verdicts were delivered. They were both remanded in custody to be sentenced at a later date.
Rahmat shook his fist in celebration and wiped tears from his eyes as he watched the jury return with their decision.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Roland Garros

Beautiful weather out today.
Trying to make the best of it.
I swam a few laps, and gasping for breath went inside to watch Roger Federer try to take the French Open title from Nadal.
He failed.
The French Open has been a curse for many great players.
Nadal, who in my opinion is not a great player, has won it three times, but no other major tournaments.
He grew up on clay.
Feder has mainly played hard courts and grass, all of which he has won in the last three years.

Maybe next year.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Paris Gets the Treatment

I have a problem with those who aren't celebrities being subjected to the type of injustice that they are subjected to.
But that doesn't mean people who have means should be brutalized as well.
I think it is terribly wrong to punish people with money more harshly than is merited.
Remember the French revolution.
Caging people is barbaric, and should only be used for the most violent and dangerous criminals, period, and an alternative needs to be found for them as well.
No one is sentenced to being beaten or killed in jail, That is not part of the sentence, and if there were not so many people in jail, essentially for being poor, uncontollable violence would not be epidemic in prisons and jails.
I would be willing to bet that the L.A. Sheriff thought Hilton's life might be in danger.
I understand from reports that whenever she left her cell criminals would yell and scream things like, "we gonna get you, Paris."
Making a big show out of hauling her into Sybil Brand or Lakewood isn't right.
There's plenty of other county farms and facilities they could have sentenced her to and that should have been part of any "deal" that was cut.
That in itself says alot.
Everybody wanted a big show out of this and Baca is the real stooge. To just toss her into gladiator school is way wrong
This whole affaire should have been handled with alot more discretion.
Because of her high profile and notoriety she should be afforded at least some modicum of consideration.
Like I said earlier, there are PLENTY of jail facilities that could serve the purpose of incarcerating public figures such as Paris. Maybe a little dairy farm or an honor ranch in the canyon.
But to just pop her into the central slammer is sadistic. Paris wouldn't stand a chance in some jail ratpack melee .

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Lord, Protect My Child

I don't know if Patrick's mother reads this Blog or not.
If she does, I ask her to think about the wonderful life Patrick can have with the people he is with now.
He will have everything he wants in life.
He will have much more than we could ever give him.
Please, let Patrick have a happy life.

Here's a poem from Bob Dylan that kind of mirrors
How I feel.

For his age, he is wise,
He's got his mother's eyes,
There's gladness in his heart,
He's young and he's wild ,
My only prayer is, if I can't be there,
Lord, protect my child,
As his youth now unfolds ,
He is centuries old,
Just to see him at play makes me smile,
No matter what happens to me,
No matter what my destiny,
Lord, protect my child,
While the world is asleep,
You can look at it and weep,
Few things you find are worthwhile,
And though I don't ask for much,
No material things to touch,
Lord, protect my child,
He's young and on fire ,
Full of hope and desire,
In a world that's been raped, raped and defiled,
If I fall along the way ,
And can't see another dayLord, protect my child,
There'll be a time I hear tell,
When all will be well,
When God and man will be reconciled,
But until men lose their chains,
And righteousness reigns
Lord, protect my child.

Paris Treated Like A Human Being

Paris Hilton was released from jail this morning, much to the chagrin of reporters, pundits and assorted haters.
She should have been released, not because she's Paris Hilton,but because jail is cruel and unusual punishment.
There are very few people who should be in jail.
To lock human beings in cages is barbaric, and people who have not been locked in a cage, surrounded by violent criminals, don't really have any knowledge with which to intelligently comment on what Ms Hilton went through.
Kudos to the L.A. Sheriff's Dept.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I Don't Care..

I don't care if it rains or freezes cause I got my plastic Jesus riding on the dashboard of my car,

You can buy Him phosphorescent,

Glows in the dark,

He's Pink and Pleasant,

Take Him with you when you're travelling far.

I don't care if it's dark or scaryLong as I have magnetic MaryRidin' on the dashboard of my car

I feel I'm protected amply

I've got the whole damn Holy Family

Riding on the dashboard of my car

You can buy a Sweet Madonna Dressed in rhinestones

sitting on aPedestal of abalone shell

Goin' ninety, I'm not wary'Cause I've got my Virgin MaryGuaranteeing I won't go to Hell!