The Farsider

Feb. 1, 2018

Bill Mattos, Editor and Publisher <bilmat@comcast.net>
Leroy Pyle, Webmaster <leroypyle@sjpba.net>

 

The Farsider is an independent publication that is not affiliated with the San Jose Police Benevolent
Assn. The SJPBA has allowed the Farsider to be included on its website solely for the convenience of
the retired San Jose Police community. The content of this newsletter does not represent or reflect
the views of the San Jose Police Benevolent Association's Board of Directors or its membership.



RETIRED SERGEANT RAY O’BEIRNE



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Born Oct. 19, 1934
Appointed Feb. 1960
Retired Sept. 1990
Died Jan 25, 2018


According to Jim Lucarotti, retired Sgt. Ray “O.B.” O’Beirne had been living in an assisted care facility in Carson City since May of last year as a result of declining health issues. Last Thursday, Jan. 25, Ray suffered an apparent stroke and was rushed to the Carson-Tahoe Medical Center, where he passed away a short time later. It has since been confirmed that a stroke was the cause of his death.

Jim Lucarotti, a longtime friend who had kept in touch with the retired sergeant, had received the information from a family member. Jim also reported that plans call for Ray to be cremated and that a short memorial service will be held tomorrow, Feb. 2nd, at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville, NV (Ph, 775-783-2852).

For more information, contact Jim at
<lucarotti@aol.com>

Ray leaves behind a daughter, a grandson and hundreds of friends and former coworkers. Following is a smattering of the dozens of tributes and remembrances posted on the 10-7ODSJ Facebook page:

Robert Serpico: Rest In Peace OB 1. My very first midnight Sergeant in District 6. We used to jog along the Guadalupe trail together with other Midnighters. Another good man gone.

Bob Balesano: RIP Ray, you helped make me a better, humbler man. And better at grammar and spelling, too.

Ed Flosi: I remember OB and his dog in the old PPC. He was always helpful to us younger officers, especially when we had a not-so-pleasant 10-15.

Ivano Franco Comelli: Had the privilege of sparring with Ray at San Jose State. He was more of a boxer than a puncher. Hard to hit.

Mike Sterner: Truly one of a kind. I always looked forward to seeing him (and his dog) at PPC

Joe Schenck: Sad to hear this. OB was truly a "Gentle Giant." Always willing to give someone the benefit of the doubt or the shirt off his back, but, heaven help you if you were disingenuous. One of the most gentle, but toughest Cops I've ever had the honor to know and work with. RIP OB.

Jeff Dooley: RIP Ray, a very great and good hearted man with a mean punch.

Joe Wicker: Great guy. Always had time for a conversation. Highly intelligent, and he was always reading books.

Billy Dishman: Another one of SJPD's finest taken home. Ray was a true Copper through and through. I remember working out with Ray in the original PAB weight room. He would do sets of bench press at 225 lbs like it was nothing. Laugh, talk, tell jokes and personal war stories and take care of business in a heart beat inside PPC when needed. Ray always had your back. It's been awhile, but I think Ray's dog was named "Harley,” and he was usually always with him in PPC. A great Blue Brother to have known and learned from. Thanks for the memories. RIP.

Candelario Lopez: RIP Champ. 1976 California Police Olympics Heavyweigth Champion. I did many miles of road work with the Sgt. after working Mids.

Bruce Wiley I don't know who told me, but the first time I met him I was told his nickname was "Tough Old Bird" as a twist on O'Beirne. Sure fit him. Sitting behind the counter doing curls with barbells impressed many a loudmouth who came through HIS PPC. Rest well Ray.

Anthony Hernandez: The Original "Dungeon Master.” I remember one night I had a guy for 11550 H&S and the guy squared off on me so I needed to end the fight before it got started. Sgt. O'Beirne walked into the Pre-Processing room and asked me if everything was OK. I told him what had happened. He looked at the guy and said "Listen here young man, do what the officer tells you to do"  and left the room. The guy asked me who that was? I told him he's the "Dungeon Master"  and don't mess with him because he's our department's Boxing Champion! I told Sgt. O'Beirne later on and he got a good laugh out of it! Everyone loved that man! Rest In Peace Sgt. Ray O'Beirne.

Phil Beltran: A great man. Remembered him on Days when I was a very new Sgt. His sage advice was, “Remember you are the Sgt. Don’t let them F with you.” You didn’t want to get Ray mad. He could hurt you. Truly a One-of-a-Kind.

Robert Serpico: I’ll always remember when he would call me over for a 10-87 to ask how I was doing? I was holding up as a newbie on Mids. He had a “Stogie” and would seem to fall asleep in mid sentence. I just sat there not knowing what to do, and suddenly he would start talking just like restarting a tape, never missing a beat!

Doug Grant: When I was 7A10, OB was working a pay job at the Chevrolet dealership on Capitol Exp. Used to go and shoot the bull with him while he walked around the dealership with his dog. Not to mention all the PPC interactions. Another legend rides off into the sunset...

Stan Faulwetter: Like the rest here, I liked and respected Sgt. O’Beirne. I especially enjoyed his stories about being an ”Atomic Vet” while in the service, exposed to above ground nuclear test explosions in the Pacific. Amazing tales. God bless ya Ray!

Peter Guerin{ I knew Ray as a family friend long before I came on the PD. He was bright, fun, honest, dependable, competitive and a good cop. RIP Ray.

Jorge Gonzalez The only Sgt i ever knew that could bring his dog to work with him every day. Beautiful peace loving man. RIP brother.

Anthony Hernandez: A Keepsake of Sgt. Ray O'Beirne. Keeping his Memory Alive!


 

 

Keith Kelley Club Barbecue circa 1969-70: (L-R) Ray O’Beirne; Jim
Guido, Sr.; Stella Sullivan; Roy Sanfilippo; Bonnie Hoffman; George
Dwyer; and Floyd Kuehnis. (Photo courtesy of Ivan Comelli)

 

CELEBRATION OF LIFE REMINDER FOR BILL SMITH



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Born Nov. 6, 1943
Appointed April 1969
Retired Aug. 1994
Died Jan. 19, 2018


This is a reminder that a Celebration of Life for Bill has been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Elk’s Lodge on Alma St. in San Jose. Questions can be directed to Betty Smith at
<bettys10@sbcglobal.net>. In lieu of flowers, refer to the obituary provided by Betty below.


Below are some of the many comments about Bill that were posted on Facebook’s 10-7ODSJ page…

Paul Gardner: I'm going to miss my old beat partner. Rest in peace old friend.

Humberto Caro: So sad! He was a great friend and a great teacher.

Lynne Caro: Horrible! I just found out about Bill and never had a chance to visit or say goodbye. RIP Bill.

David Madsen: RIP Brother Bill. Thank you for the help you gave me during my career. Good times at CB Hannigans for St. Patty’s. You will be missed.

John Kensit: Positive thoughts and prayers for Bill’s family and friends during this difficult time. RIP Bill

William R. Smoke: So sad, so many good times skiing with him. Great brother.

Peter Guerin: Betty and family: I am so sad for your loss of your loved one, Bill, and my good friend who I have so many fond and fun memories of. God Bless you Betty, your family, and RIP Bill. Your bud, “The Grunt”.

Walt Robinson: Very sad day today, RIP old Buddy, you will not be forgotten. May God bless your grieving family and dear friends.

Billy Dishman: Another one of SJPD's finest Blue Brothers called home for a new assignment. Prayers and condolences for the family during this time of healing.

Germaine Antonowicz: Bill always had a smile on his face and kind words whenever I saw him at work. Prayers for his family and RIP Bill.

Mike Richmond: Bill will always hold a special place in my heart! Bill was my background officer when I lateraled from Salinas PD to SJPD in 85. We developed a great relationship and I looked forward to seeing him at Keith Kelly each year. RIP Bill and God Bless.

Ed Bettencourt: RIP Smitty, you're in my prayers. Betty, I'm so sorry for you loss. God Bless you.

Noe Longoria: Rest In Peace Brother. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you. But I’ll see you on the other side.

Louis Quezada: Oh man, another great man gone. Incredible. It’s been a tough couple of months.

John Pointer: So sad, too soon. Guessing God has a bigger need for you. Your family will be in my prayers. You taught me a lot and how to survive around the PD.

Russ LeGault: It was great working with Bill in Police Personnel. Attended their wedding. He had a great sense of humor. RIP

Bob Nalett: Rest in Peace Billy. Always liked talking with you in the halls of PAB and exchange experiences.

Felipe Flores: I don't remember Bill as well as others do. I do remember his smile as mentioned by so many others. I was a Midnighter and Bill much senior to me on the PD. He always had his smile and willingness to help. Remembered, not forgotten. RIP Brother.

Phil Beltran: My old Sharks Ticket Partner. So sorry for your loss of Bill. I still remember the Water Gun fights at the park up at the Sacramento Police Olympics.
 

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SCHEDULED FOR JOHN REINERT


Scott Cornfield reports that a Celebration of Life event for Retired Officer John Reinert will be held at the POA Hall on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. All of John’s friends and former coworkers are cordially invited to attend.

Contact Scott at
<scott.cornfield@gmail.com> for more information.


 

RETIRED LT. NORV PULLIAM HOSPITALIZED

Jan. 28th


Last Thursday afternoon, Norv Pulliam was attempting to move his pickup in his sloping driveway in Susanville, about 300 feet from his house when he slipped on some ice and fell. When he couldn't get up he phoned his wife Nancy at the house who called for fire and an ambulance. Norv’s son, Jaime, a retired Dept. of Corrections officer and current volunteer fireman, was leaving his job as a fuel truck driver when he heard the dispatch to his dad’s, so he also responded.

Norv was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Susanville where he underwent an X-ray. It was determined that he had suffered a fracture to his right femur. Another ambulance transported Norv 60 miles south to Reno where he underwent surgery last Friday that resulted in the insertion of a “spike sized” pin. He is now bed ridden in the Reno hospital.

I spoke with Norv by phone on Sunday around 6 p.m. He said he underwent another X-ray to ensure there are no additional problems. As of this writing, plans call to move him to a rehab facility when a bed can be found. His doctor is in Reno, so they want to keep him nearby.

Norv’s spirits are good. His daughter is coming out from Ohio for two weeks to watch over him. Another daughter is taking T.O. from her teaching job in San Jose to relieve her sister from Ohio in two weeks.

I'll get phone and address contact info if and when a rehab facility in Reno is found. (Norv just got a new hearing aid, so our phone conversation was tedious.)

Bob Moir
<robillard1045@gmail.com>

Nothing further was received from Bob or about Norv’s condition since this past Monday the 28th.


THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD

Police Aiming for Mutual Respect and Shared Vision

By Eddie Garcia, Emmett D. Carson and Paul Kelly
Mercury News Op/Ed — Jan. 28, 2018


Trust in the police is critical to keeping a community and its officers safe. That trust has been shaken in many parts of our country, sparking countless protests and conversations focused on improving that trust.

In San Jose, we are implementing a plan we hope can make trust the base of interactions between police and our community.

Police officers are asked to make split-second decisions that sometimes have profound consequences. When they do, their actions must and should be independently reviewed to determine that the action was appropriate and justified. Unfortunately, those decisions and consequences also can generate split-second judgments as to what actually happened.

This drives division. An informed and honest conversation about policing issues must continue if we are to avoid unfounded rumors and speculation.

These conversations are more difficult given the history of policing in some poor communities and communities of color throughout our nation.

In many families, stories are passed on from generation to generation about experiences in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Television brought these generations the majesty and sadness of the funeral procession for President John F. Kennedy, the excitement of the race to the moon and images of Birmingham Public Safety Commissioner Bull Connor ordering the use of fire hoses and police dogs to attack peaceful black protesters in May 1963.

We, as a society, cannot move toward improving anything unless we understand how we got where we are. At the same time, police officers should be judged by their individual actions and not the terrible actions of a few.

Our community has an opportunity to move beyond polarized positions, which frame community members and police as opposing forces, to a more productive vision of both groups as members of the same community where they can raise their families in safe, healthy and diverse neighborhoods.

To do this requires mutual trust that relies on building transparent systems for continuous improvement.

Fortunately, San Jose is not a community in crisis. That’s because we’ve been proactive. But there is much more we can do. Today, with the support of the San Francisco 49ers and Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the San Jose Police Department is committing to our largest endeavor yet. We will engage directly with our community in new ways, including at large-scale public meetings. We will use innovative tools that will help provide a barometer for times when things are heating up so that we can quickly reach out to one another and immediately address the concerns.

Three principles of our work will help improve community trust and understanding: 1. Work collectively with residents, police officers and communities to engage in dialogue based on facts and, most importantly, to listen.

2. Use data to drive action and put in practice what we learn.

3. Work together to build a safer, stronger and more resilient San Jose.

To this end, San Jose is the first large police department in the country to make “use of force” data public in an online dashboard (SJPD.org). This data on police use of force has yielded positive findings, demonstrating that we do not have a crisis while providing us benchmarks for improvement.

But we need to do more.

SJPD is rebuilding from an unprecedented police staffing shortage and will regrow differently, leading the nation again in cutting-edge policing, community trust and safe neighborhoods.

To accomplish this, we must recognize our own life experiences and be open to listening and working with each other, especially those with different perspectives.

Soon we will be scheduling public meetings. Join us! For more information, follow us on Facebook.com/SanJosePD and Twitter @SanJosePD or go to www.SJPD.org. Eddie Garcia is San Jose chief of police. Emmett D. Carson is president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Sgt. Paul Kelly is president of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association.

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Will Chris get his marble butt moved out of City Hall to another venue, or spend the rest of his life in a warehouse?


San Jose City Council to Vote on Future of Christopher Columbus Statue

By Emily DeRuy <ederuy@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — Jan. 30. 2018


A controversial Christopher Columbus statue in San Jose’s City Hall could be removed shortly.

On Tuesday, the City Council will consider keeping the statute at City Hall, which would cost nothing or three other options at a cost of $12,000. Those would include removing and storing the statue at the city’s service yard until it can be donated; relocating the statue to San Jose International Airport beyond a security checkpoint; and moving the statue to History Park at the Bank of Italy building.

Carved in Italy and gifted to the city in 1958 by the San Jose Civic Club and the Italo-American Societies of San Jose, the statue sits in a prominent alcove in the lobby of City Hall. In recent years, there has been mounting public pressure to remove the statue, which some protesters say glorifies colonialism.

While it remains unclear which of the four options the City Council will select, Mayor Sam Liccardo has said he supports removing the statue from City Hall.

With all due respect, Mayor, there are those who would prefer that YOU be removed and relocated...

 

And the verdict is…

 

Council Votes Columbus Out of City Hall

—Supporters have 6 weeks to find new location for statue—

By Emily DeRuy <ederuy@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — Jan. 31, 2018


SAN JOSE — After hours of contentious debate in one of the nation’s most diverse cities, San Jose leaders Tuesday voted to remove a controversial Christopher Columbus statue standing in the City Hall lobby.

“I think everyone’s been twisting themselves into pretzels to avoid hurting people,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo after more than 60 community members addressed the council, some calling for the statue’s removal and others saying it should stay put. “Let’s stop twisting ourselves. Let’s see if we can at last put this behind us and focus on what’s positive, and there’s a lot positive in our community to honor.”

The Italian American community will have six weeks to find a location for the statue — a symbol that has ignited a storm of controversy — or the city will place it into storage.

The City Council had been considering a range of other options, including relocating it to San Jose International Airport beyond security, and moving the statue to History Park at the Bank of Italy building, but they proved contentious.

The mayor and other council members spent hours going back and forth, with Liccardo saying he’d originally considered supporting the airport option but changed his mind after hearing from community members and coming to the conclusion that the statue would continue to be a “thorn” in San Jose’s side there.

“No matter what, I think that we’re going to insult somebody,” Councilman Johnny Khamis said.

For many, the statue has come to represent violence and the glorification of a man denounced as a brutal European colonialist. As council members spoke, some in the audience held signs calling for the removal of the statue and others stood and turned their backs in a silent show of protest.

The statue is “a symbol of genocide,” said Peter Ortiz, 28, who was born and raised in San Jose and is a member of the Brown Berets, which sought to remove the statue from public land.

He was among a number of impassioned residents who filled the council chambers to plead for its removal.

And several council members agreed.

“He belongs in history books,” said Councilwoman Sylvia Arenas. “I don’t believe he belongs in our City Hall.”

But for others, the statue is a piece of history and a symbol of the contributions of Italian-Americans in the early days of San Jose. During a lengthy and heated public comment period that began more than six hours into a busy City Council meeting, people from both sides cheered and booed as speakers addressed the council members.

“This does not come from a place of hate. This comes from a place of justice for my community,” said Ortiz.

The debate comes as communities across the country ponder what to do with statues and memorials dedicated to polarizing figures with unsavory affiliations, including Confederate monuments that opponents argue inspire white supremacists. In San Jose, members of the Vietnamese community successfully pushed the council to ban the display of the flag of the communist Socialist Republic of Vietnam on city flagpoles.

“It is impossible to erase this history,” said Gloria Lally, a San Jose resident with indigenous roots who supports moving the statue off public land. “It is engraved in my people’s minds.”

But some Italian-American groups thought the statue should remain in City Hall as a celebration of the Italian explorer’s 1492 journey across the Atlantic.

“Columbus was a very brave navigator,” said Tony Zerbo, who sits on the board of directors of the Italian American Heritage Foundation and wanted the statue to stay in City Hall.

Zerbo acknowledged the controversy around Columbus but said his actions weren’t out of character for his time.

Councilman Raul Peralez had hoped some consensus would emerge during the public comment period, but acknowledged that didn’t happen.

“None of these locations that are proposed today are the appropriate location for this statue,” he said. “A statue of this sort belongs in a museum.”

But so far, no museum has been identified to accept it.

The statue was created by a student who never did another sculpture, said Jon Cicirelli, acting director of Public Works, and is not particularly valuable as a work of art.



MAIL CALL



Jan. 25th

Bill,

It is always nice to meet a fellow retiree by surprise. I could not completely recall this guy, but he said he worked MERGE. Does anyone recognize him?

Mike
(Egan) <eganranch5@gmail.com>


Tough call, Mike. Some might say he could pass for any of a half-dozen prior MERGE officers. P.S. Assuming that the lady is your traveling companion, your choice of who accompanies you on your world travels has improved significantly since you last checked in. SIGNIFICANTLY!

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Jan. 28th

Bill,

I thought your readers might be interested in this 4 minute interview of Donald Trump that took place in Oct. 1980 when he was 34. It doesn’t look like it was aired until recently, when it was posted on YouTube. I don’t think he has changed much. What do you think?

Red State
<redstate70@comcast.net>


Has he changed? I would say he is a lot more brash today than he was at 34. Could it be that this was when a presidential seed was planted in his head? Readers can click HERE to watch the video.

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Jan. 30th

Hi Bill,

In case some Farsider readers haven’t see this article I thought they might find it interesting. Elon Musk of PayPal and Tesla fame announced another one of his enterprises. The Borning Company is taking orders on flamethrowers from the general public, and more than 2000 people have already placed an order. Apparently it's legal for a person to own and carry such as device in California.


Here's the LINK to the Mercury news article:

Middle Ground
<middleground5050@gmail.com>

The reason it’s legal to own one of these in California is because the length of the flame it can shoot is less than 10 feet. I can see 2 reasons why people might order one. In addition to Elon’s tweet about wanting one for the Zombie Apocalypse, have you ever tried to light a cigar in a rain storm with a Zippo?

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Jan. 31st

 

DEAL WITH IT!

—A Farsider Editorial—


I try not to comment about what's in the news, but I've seen a lot of hate spewed in recent days about a man who is a constant winner and overachiever, but that's what the people who support him like about the man. Yes, he's been caught in some lies and maybe twisted the truth a little, but he's still out there proving his haters wrong time after time! Some people are simply jealous of someone who is successful and has money. Throw in a hot foreign model at his side and they tend to hate him even more. You may not have wanted him in his role, but he's there now and there's nothing you can do about it. And it's just going to get worse over the next several days, so deal with it! Whether you like it or not, Tom Brady is likely to win the Super Bowl for the sixth time!


NEW RETIREES' ASSN. NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE



—President switches from Police to Fire for 2018—

Jan. 27th


The latest electronic version of the Billy & Spanner is now available on-line. Thank you to all who have agreed to receive the on-line version of the newsletter. Click HERE to download it to your desktop.




LAST CALL TO RSVP FOR THE DINNER DEAL OF THE YEAR

THE SJPBA VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER DANCE

—RSVP now and pay at the door—

—Bring your Neighbors, Friends, Relatives, Your Choice—

Members: $25 per couple — Second Couple $25
(Maximum of one additional couple per PBA member)

$50 total for luscious Hors d’oeuvres, Open Bar, Unlimited Wine, and Prime Rib & Salmon



Saturday, Feb. 10th
MUST RSVP by, Monday, Feb. 5th, but can pay at the door
Doors open at 6:00 — Dinner at 7:00 — Dancing to 11:00 p.m.
POA Hall, 1151 N. Fourth St.

Hors d'oeuvres aplenty
Entrees: Your choice of Salmon and/or hand-carved Prime Rib
Hosted Bar with Wine on the Tables
Dancing to your kind of music following dinner

Make checks payable to the "SJPBA" and mail to:
SJPBA
P.O. Box 42
San Jose, CA 95103
Or pay at the door with a prior RSVP by Monday, Feb. 5th

Questions or to RSVP, e-mail President Dave Wysuph at <dbw1696@aol.com>
or Secretary/Treasurer Lumpy Lundberg at
<lumpyl@sbcglobal.net>

 

THE MMOC CIOPPINO FEED IS BACK


We are excited to announce another great opportunity to enjoy Cioppino or, if you are not a fishy kinda person, perhaps chicken. The Cioppino Feed is on again. Great news: MMOC has set up online registration at <www.mmoc.org> for folks who would prefer to register there.

Kim Wirht
<kwirht@gmail.com>





IT’S TIP-A-COP TIME AGAIN…



TOO CHEAP TO TAKE YOUR BRIDE OUT FOR A VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER? HERE'S AN OPTION...


My Quartet — "Bascom Avenue" — will be out on Valentines Day delivering Songs and a Rose to your special someone. Just let us know on purchase that you want “Bascom Avenue” (a/k/a John Hinkle's Quartet) and we will personally deliver your Valentine! Call 408-896-0444 if you have any questions. —John Hinkle
<johnhinkleatty@gmail.com>



Surprise your sweetheart with a Singing Valentine for an unforgettable memory! A barbershop quartet will deliver your musical message of love anywhere in the San Jose Metro area — at work, school, home, or out on the town — in stirring close harmony. Better than just flowers — it’s an “I Love You” sung straight to the heart. Make your SO feel special.

"Is it really happening to me? Are those four tuxedoed gentlemen carrying a rose going to sing to me?" will be the questions on your significant other's mind on Valentine's Day, Wednesday, February 14.

Singing Valentines, presented by a trained quartet from the Peninsulares, Silicon Valley's Barbershop Chorus, are available at offices, warehouses, car dealerships, schools, restaurants, and more! Singing Valentines are available from 9AM to 8PM on Valentines Day, Wednesday, February 14. We can deliver anywhere between Menlo Park and San Jose.

Starting at just $75, your sweetie will receive 2 songs, a red rose, and a personalized greeting card. Extra roses are available for only $8 each.

Purchase a Singing Valentine today and give a lifetime of memories.


ONE OF THE BEST KEPT SECRETS IN OUR COUNTRY


This Tear Drop 9/11 Memorial is located in Bayonne, New Jersey, right across from New York City, on the other side of Hudson Bay from The Statue of Liberty.

This 100-foot tall monument was given to the USA back in 2006 by the Russian people in memory of all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The break in the cracked facade forms the shape of the two towers while the giant suspended tear drop symbolizes the tears the world had shed in response to this terrifying day.

At the base are recorded the names of all the people who perished, yet little is said or acknowledged about the memorial. Perhaps the message is that the Russian 'people' are as warm and caring as we like to think we are.

The aircraft carrier in the background is the USS Intrepid, CVA-11. It is now a floating museum in New York Harbor.


OPEN MOUTH, DISS THE MILITARY AND GET SUSPENDED FROM YOUR TEACHING JOB

Military-bashing California Teacher Pulled from Classroom, City Council Duties Pending Investigation

Fox News — Jan. 30, 2018


Gregory Salcido

Click HERE to view the Fox News report

The Southern California teacher facing a firestorm after he was recorded by a student bashing the military in a profane classroom rant has been placed on administrative leave and removed from all assignments he'd be given as a city councilman.

Gregory Salcido, the El Rancho High School teacher and elected Pico Rivera city councilman, will not be able to enter the classroom while school officials conduct an investigation into the recording, the Whittier Daily News reported late Monday.

“One thing we are telling people for sure is that the commitment of the board and the superintendent and the staff is to really get to the bottom of this for the community,” School Superintendent Karling Aguilera-Fort told the paper.

Another teacher has taken over his history and government classes for the foreseeable future, he said.

Salcido, 49, told the paper he is not granting interviews at this time.

“Based on the many hateful, vulgar, and violent threats being made against me and my family, my priority is the emotional and physical health of my wife and son,” he said in the text, the paper reported.

In the recordings, Salcido is heard asking students in his government class why they would want to serve in the military overseas.

“Think about the people who you know who are over there. Your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumbs‑‑‑s. They’re not like high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people. They’re the lowest of our low.”

A Pentagon spokesman on Monday condemned Salcido’s remarks as “very uninformed.”

His anti-military rant has also resulted in his removal from all Pico Rivera City Council committee assignments, CBS2 Los Angeles reported.

The council, including Mayor Gustavo Camacho, issued a statement late Monday criticizing Salcido over his remarks.

“We, the elected governing body of the City of Pico Rivera, unequivocally disagree and condemn the recent comments made by Councilmember Salcido regarding those individuals who have served or are currently serving in our nation’s military,” the statement said.

"The City Council and residents of Pico Rivera are steadfast in the recognition that the contributions by those who have served or are currently serving our country via military service are respected and we are grateful for their service.”

A previous statement from Camacho did not comment on Salcido's remarks while paying tribute to the contributions of those in the military to Pico Rivera.

Salcido became a city council member in 1999. He was also mayor in 2002, 2010 and 2015.    

The 17-year-old student who made the secret recordings told Fox News opinion writer Todd Starnes Monday that he did so out of anger.

“He has a history of being anti-military,” the student said, of Salcido. “Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion but at the same time they shouldn’t be disrespecting the veterans who have fought for our rights, who give up their lives and do stuff that other people are not willing to do.”

The student, who says he wants to be a Marine, later identified himself as Victor Quinonez to Los Angeles station KTLA-TV.

Quinonez says he recorded Salcido Thursday and gave the videos to his mother, who shared them with a friend. The friend then posted them on Facebook.

The student made three short recordings. Salcido is heard but not seen.

The recordings had been viewed nearly 6.4 million times as of Monday evening, the Whittier Daily News reported.

 



STORIES OF THE WEEK

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.



Received from Bruce Morton


From the county where drunk driving is considered a sport, comes this true story.
 
Recently a patrol officer parked outside a bar in Austin, Texas. After last call the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so apparently intoxicated that he could barely walk.

The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing.

After what seemed an eternity in which he tried his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car and fall into it. He sat there for a few minutes as a number of other patrons left the bar and drove off.

Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off, even though it was a dry summer night, flicked the blinkers on and off a couple of times, honked the horn and then switched on the lights. He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the other patrons left in their vehicles.

At last, when his was the only car left in the parking lot, he pulled out and drove slowly down the road.

The police officer, having waited patiently all this time, now started up his patrol car, put on the flashing lights, and promptly pulled the man over and administered a breathalyzer test.

To his amazement, the breathalyzer indicated no evidence that the man had consumed any alcohol at all.

Dumbfounded, the officer said, "I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken."

"I doubt it,” said the proud Texan. “Tonight I was the designated decoy!”
 

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A once in a lifetime deal



Received from Tom Macris


I know it's late notice, but a friend of mine has two tickets for the Super Bowl in Minneapolis at the new U. S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4th. They are box seats that he paid $3,500 per ticket for, which includes the ride to and from the airport, lunch, dinner, a $400 bar tab and a pass to the winner’s locker room after the game. What he didn't realize when he bought the tickets last year was that it's on the same day as his scheduled wedding. If you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place. It's at St. Paul's Church at 3 p.m. Her name is Ashley. She's 5'4", about 115 pounds, a good cook, loves to fish and hunt and will clean your truck. She'll be the one in the white dress.

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Six short stories explain why you shouldn’t mess with children



From the Archives


A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.

The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal, its throat was very small.

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; that it was physically impossible.

The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah."

The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?"

The little girl replied, "Then you ask him."

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A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."

The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like."

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, "They will in a minute."

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A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six-year-olds.

After explaining the commandment to "honor" thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"

One little boy (the oldest of a family) answered immediately, "Thou shall not kill."

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The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.

"Just think how nice it will be to look at when you are all grown up. You'll be able to say, 'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, He's a doctor.' "

A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher, she's dead."

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A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face."

"Yes," the class said.

"Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?"

A little fellow shouted, "Cause your feet ain't empty."

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The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note and posted it on the apple tray:

"Take only ONE. God is watching."

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table, was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.

A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."



THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

Here is this week’s offering for you Anti-Trumpers mixed with a few memes you will probably want to ignore…

Jan. 24 — 30


Jan. 25: It’s come out that Bernie Sanders met with staffers to discuss a presidential run in 2020. Apparently, Bernie’s first question will be, “Will I still be alive?”

First lady Melania Trump decided not to go on a trip to Switzerland with President Trump and instead she visited a Holocaust museum. When asked why, Melania said, “It just sounded like more fun.”

In the news yesterday, North Korea suggested that it would like to reunite with South Korea. I think something’s up because today South Korea gave North Korea its Netflix password.

There’s a new Harry Potter-themed cruise, and tickets start at $4,000 a person. For that price you get an owl, you get a wand, and you get to be alone for the rest of your life.

The Baltimore Ravens’ first-round pick was arrested on robbery charges. In other words, he’s going to fit right in.

Jan. 29: Hillary Clinton was on last night’s Grammys. Did you see that? Yeah, Hillary lost to Bruno Mars despite beating him by 3 million votes.

Yesterday after the Grammys, Jay-Z got into a Twitter feud with President Trump. Jay-Z and President Trump in a Twitter feud. It turns out the most powerful man in the world doesn’t like President Trump.

In a new interview, President Trump revealed that he tweets in bed. When asked if this were true, Melania said, “How the hell would I know?”

Big news in baseball. After numerous complaints from Native Americans, the Cleveland Indians have decided they’re going to get rid of their mascot Chief Wahoo in 2019. They said, “We realize our mascot is really offensive and racially insensitive, so we’re going to wait a year and then get rid of it.”

In Florida, a 7-year-old boy was arrested for punching his teacher. A 7-year-old boy — or as they call that in Florida, a prodigy.

On Thursday, KFC announced that Colonel Sanders will now be played by Reba McEntire. People have not been this shocked since 2007, when I took over for the Wendy’s girl. Remember that? The stock went down 95 percent.

Jan. 30: President Trump gave his State of the Union address, and as per tradition, someone who opposes the president gave the rebuttal. So, this year's rebuttal was given by Melania.

President Trump's approval rating is above 50 percent in just a handful of states. Those states include Georgia, Mississippi, and Denial.

Trump said he now supports a plan for young immigrants to become citizens. When asked why, Trump said, "Because I may have to look for a new wife soon."

In other White House news, a recent article revealed that Melania Trump was blindsided by the story about her husband having an affair with a porn star and that she is "furious." In fact, she was so upset, Melania chose to stay home instead of accompanying her husband to the World Economic Forum last week. Which had to be tough, because I think we all know how much Melania loves world economic forums.

I don't know if I believe this article. They said Melania was furious. How can you tell? She always looks furious.  


Jan. 24: Thank you for joining us on what has been an uncharacteristically calm evening here in the United States. It's funny. We were in the office today, just kind of hanging out, waiting for something to happen like it does every day. And nothing really happened, which was strange. And then I realized oh, yeah, the reason it's quiet is because Donald Trump is on a plane right now. He's out of the country.

President Trump is on his way to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. He'll only be there for a night, but that should be plenty of time for him to say something racist.

He's there to meet with other world leaders, to give a speech, and he’s there judging the Swiss Miss Universe pageant. It’s really the best pageant, because the women come with mini marshmallows and they're delicious.

Trump plans to tell the world that America is open for business. And who better to make that declaration than a man who declared bankruptcy six different times.

According to a new poll, the majority of Americans don't trust President Trump with the nuclear button. Fifty-two percent of the public say they're worried the president might launch a nuclear attack for no good reason. I just wonder who are the 48 percent not worried? I wouldn't trust Donald Trump with a belly button.

Jan. 25: According to the National Travel and Tourism Office, tourism is down in America since we elected President Trump. The U.S. tourism industry lost 40,000 jobs and $4.6 billion in revenue since the inauguration. I don’t know why people wouldn’t want to come here, we’re so welcoming to foreigners, starting right at the top.

We don’t really need a wall. We already have Trump. Trump is his own wall, in a way.

Not only are people from other countries not coming to this country, the president is not in this country right now. He’s 6,000 miles away at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. He tweeted last night, “We’ll soon be heading to Davos, Switzerland, to tell the world how great America is and is doing. Our economy is now booming and with all I am doing, will only get better. Our country is finally winning again.” Again with the winning. He knows that’s Charlie Sheen’s thing, right? That’s not his, it’s another psychopath from Twitter.

If you don’t know what it is, the World Economic Forum is an annual gathering of the super rich. It’s funny how super rich people hang out together. You don’t see that at other income levels. “You make 80 grand a year? Me too! Well, let’s go do something, take a trip.”


The New York Times had a big bombshell story tonight. They reported that Trump ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller, who’s running the Russia investigation. But the president backed off when McGahn said if you make me do that, I’m going to quit. Which obviously would have been a disaster for Trump; it still might be. You can’t just fire every guy who investigates you. He’s running the White House by the exact same rules as “The Apprentice.” He doesn’t understand. He’s like, “Nobody ever had a problem when I fired Meat Loaf.”

According to this report, Trump said Mueller has a conflict of interest because years ago, there was a dispute over fees and Mueller canceled his membership at the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. Of course it’s about golf. It’s always all about golf. Everything is golf-related.

The last time Trump fired someone from the FBI, it was Jim Comey. And that led to Robert Mueller getting hired. If he fires Robert Mueller, maybe they’ll put special investigator Hillary Clinton on the case, who knows? I will say this, Richard Nixon right now, must be rolling around in his grave, going, “How does he do it!”

Oprah has announced she will not run for president in 2020. She did an interview and said running for president is not for her. If she’s not going to run for president, can’t she at least give us each a car or something?

Jan. 29: Ed Sheeran won two Grammy Awards. But poor Ed Sheeran. He was up for best pop solo performance in a category against four female nominees, and when he won Twitter attacked him. “This is ridiculous… in this year of all years, how dare Ed Sheeran beat those women…” You know Ed Sheeran didn’t actually “beat” any women. There was a vote. I mean, what’s he supposed to do? Write less popular songs?

The big winner of last night was Bruno Mars. Bruno won six Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Record of the Year. You shouldn’t be able to win that many categories for the same thing. Imagine tuning in to the Oscars to see Meryl Streep win Best Actress, Best Actress with Long Hair, and Best Actress in a Movie About Newspapers. It’s too much.

Jay-Z didn’t win any of the eight Grammys he was nominated for last night, but he did get a tweet from the president. Jay-Z was on “The Van Jones Show” Saturday night on CNN and I guess Trump didn’t like what he had to say, because he tweeted, “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies black unemployment has just been reported to be at the lowest rate ever recorded.” I don’t know what policy he’s talking about. He didn’t even get a piece of major legislation passed until December, and black unemployment has been going down in pretty much a straight line since 2010. In other words, the credit for lower black unemployment ironically goes to an unemployed black guy.

Donald Trump is right now gearing up for his first State of the Union speech; it’s tomorrow night. State of the Union is the one day of the year presidents are supposed to brag about their accomplishments. So he’s been training for this really for his whole life.

They hand out tickets for this event, actual hard tickets. These are the tickets they handed out. You see right there, you’re invited to the address to the Congress on the State of the Uniom. So we’re already off to a good start.

If I’m not mistaken, the Uniom was the side that won the Civil Warm, isn’t that right? Is there nothing they can’t screw up? That’s because we’re REAL Americans, not some pansy-a** spellers.

A prominent former Trump staffer, Omarosa, has a new job. She will be joining the cast of “Celebrity Big Brother,” a.k.a. “Get Out 2.”

Insiders say she left the White House for “Big Brother” because she wanted a more stable work environment. This is historic, because Omarosa could become the first person ever eliminated from “The Apprentice,” the Trump administration, AND “Celebrity Big Brother.”  


Jan. 24: Some big news about the Russian investigation. It came out that Robert Mueller wants to interview President Trump. It’s gonna be awkward when Trump tries to flee to Mexico and can’t climb over his own wall.

Tonight Trump is flying to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, and the flight’s supposed to last eight hours. Or as they told Trump, “16 ‘SpongeBobs.’”

There were lots of protests in Switzerland. One person was holding a sign that said “Dump Trump.” But the president wasn’t mad – he said, “Haha, you spelled Donald wrong.”

Congrats to Sen. Tammy Duckworth who will become the first U.S. senator to have a baby while in office! That’s right, she’s having a baby, so at least we’ve got ONE senator who’ll deliver.

Pizza Hut says if either team beats the record for the fastest touchdown in the Super Bowl, it’s giving away free pizza to people in its loyalty program. The only downside is you have to tell people that you’re in the Pizza Hut loyalty program.

Elton John just announced that he is going to retire after his next world tour. There's gonna be a dramatic moment at the end where he admits that the lyrics really ARE “hold me closer, Tony Danza.”

Two guys in Minnesota were pulled over with almost 500 pounds of weed in their car. You could tell it was a lot, ’cuz even their GPS was like, “Forget about the destination – it’s all about the journey, man!”

Jan. 25: Some pretty big news about the Russia investigation. President Trump told reporters that he is going to talk to Robert Mueller, but he wants to talk to him under oath. Then Trump turned to his lawyers and said, “Relax, I’ll have my fingers crossed the whole time.”

Trump is willing to talk to Robert Mueller under oath. That will get off to a weird start when Trump is told “Raise your right hand” and he goes, “My right or your right?”

The Justice Department recovered 50,000 missing text messages from FBI agents. 50,000! And they were all from just trying to set up a group brunch. “I can’t make it then, man, no way. My kid’s got karate.”

Trump is actually in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum right now. When someone asked him about stakeholders, Trump said, “I believe the word is ‘fork.’”

I read that John Kerry is considering running for president in 2020. Kerry has a great campaign slogan. ”John Kerry: Sorry I’m Not Oprah.”

It was announced that the ‘90s sitcom “Murphy Brown” is coming back. Another revival — you also have “Roseanne” on ABC, “Will & Grace” on NBC, and “The Twilight Zone” on CNN.

Speaking of comebacks, a pretty big sports story here. WWE chairman Vince McMahon announced that he is bringing back his football league, the XFL. XFL fans were like, ‘What a day! ‘Murphy Brown’ and now this! I’m like, freakin’ out, man!”

A man broke a Guinness world record by walking barefoot on a 120-foot path of loose Legos. This beats the old record set by every dad getting up to use the bathroom at night.

Jan. 29: Well, tomorrow is President Trump’s first State of the Union address. And you can tell he’s serious about it, because today he hopped on his computer and Googled “how to do State of the Union address.”

Of course, Trump’s been practicing his speech ahead of time. While Mike Pence and Paul Ryan are practicing their “I’m horrified but I can’t show it” face.

I heard that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be at the State of the Union, because of a previous commitment. When asked what she had to do, she said, “Oh, I just don’t want to be there.”

Some big news about the Russia investigation. It came out that Trump ordered the firing of Robert Mueller last summer. Even weirder, he ordered it through a McDonald’s drive-thru. “I want two Big Macs, a Diet Coke, and the termination of Robert Mueller.”

But Trump’s lawyer allegedly told him that if he fired Robert Mueller, it would have a catastrophic effect on his presidency. Then after a long pause, the lawyer said, “That means ‘bad,’ Mr. President.” [imitates Trump] “Oh, I’m sorry – I thought you meant we were going to be invaded by cat people.”

As if that’s not enough, Trump’s in another Twitter fight. This time he’s feuding with Jay-Z. But on the bright side, it’s nice to see the president having beef that’s not between two buns.

Trump tweeted that someone should tell Jay-Z that black unemployment is at its lowest rate ever under his presidency. But after all the Cabinet members he’s fired, WHITE unemployment is at an all-time high. Very interesting.

The Cleveland Indians announced that they will no longer use Chief Wahoo as their logo beginning in 2019. They admitted that the logo is extremely offensive, so they’re only gonna wear it for 162 more games.

Today is Oprah’s birthday! Democrats got her a nice gift – an all-expenses-paid trip to Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

I saw that 83-year-old Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch was at the Grammys last night. Midway through, he turned to the person next to him and said, “This is the craziest State of the Union I’ve ever been to.”

Jan. 30: Tonight was President Trump's first State of the Union. And I saw that Trump read his speech off a teleprompter. You could tell because he began by saying, "Applause, good evening, applause."

To make sure he stayed on track, his staff had a little Mickey Mouse head bounce over the words like a sing-along song.

But experts said it was a very historic State of the Union. You know, because it marked the first time since taking office that Trump went a full hour without tweeting.

I guess most of Trump's State of the Union address was written by his adviser, Stephen Miller. While the rest of Trump's presidency was written by Stephen King.

Tickets to the State of the Union had to be reprinted after they originally said State of the "Uniom." Even the guy who sent out that false missile alert in Hawaii was like, "How do you mess that up?"

That's not all. There was actually a message from Trump on the back of the ticket as well. Take a look. It said, "I, Donald J. Turnip, invite you to my Stape of the Onion. This will be my first hairdress to Congested, and I'll be speeching on miny imported topix, witch I'll read off a telescope. I appreesheate yer serpent."

After Trump's speech, Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy became one of the youngest people to give the Democratic response. And you could tell he was young when all he said was, "He cray."

Today Amazon announced it's creating its own healthcare company. That's kind of awkward getting healthcare from Amazon. Especially when a drone flies over your house and says "Viagra for Bob. Viagra for Bob."


Jan. 29: It was a busy weekend for me. I was hosting the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York last night. [audience cheers, claps] OK, I just want to say right off the top, I went out last night, and I drunk quite a lot. And then I flew straight to L.A. at 7 this morning, so that sort of noise feels very selfish on your part.

Alessia Cara won the award for best new artist. She was up against Khalid, Julia Michaels, Lil Uzi Vert and SZA. Or as your mom knows them: who, who, who, who and SZA.

If you watched the Grammys, you may have noticed we did a little comedy piece last night where Hillary Clinton read an excerpt from the book “Fire and Fury.” And she got the biggest cheer of the night in Madison Square Garden. But apparently some people in Trump’s administration took issue with it. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley tweeted, “I’ve always loved the Grammys but to have artists read the ‘Fire and Fury’ book killed it. Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in.” So I guess Nikki only liked the other nonpolitical parts of the Grammys. You know, Kendrick Lamar’s performance about police violence. Or U2’s performance about immigration in front of the Statue of Liberty. You know, lighthearted nonpolitical stuff.

She wrote, “Some of us love music without the politics thrown in.” Well, Nikki Haley, you can tell your boss that some of us love politics without the Twitter meltdowns thrown in.

Even Trump’s son, Donald Jr., got in on the action. He tweeted, “Getting to read a fake news book excerpt at the Grammys seems like a great consolation prize for losing the presidency.” You’ve got to give him credit. If anyone knows anything about consolation prizes, it’s Donald Trump’s second-favorite child. At least you’re not Tiffany!

In other news, former Trump staffer and one-time “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa took a new gig this week. It was announced she will be joining the cast of “Celebrity Big Brother.” From Trump’s White House to CBS’s “Big Brother” house — by any standard that’s a promotion.

In an interview with Piers Morgan, Donald Trump admitted that he posts tweets while he is lying in bed. Yeah, Trump’s on Twitter while he’s in bed. And I guess that makes two places where Melania won’t follow him.   


Jan. 24: Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday that the White House wants to see the Russia investigation “come to a complete and full conclusion.” “Uh, no you don’t…” replied Robert Mueller.

According to NBC News, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is expected to interview former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon by the end of the month. They’d do it sooner but they need to get their vaccines first.

Pop icon Elton John announced today that he will retire from touring after being on the road for nearly 50 years. Said Mike Pence, “How nice for his wife!”

Jan. 25: President Trump arrived in Switzerland this morning for the World Economic Forum, and immediately converted his money [shows picture of hotdogs] into franks.

President Trump tried to dispel rumors today he has a strained relationship with British Prime Minister Theresa May, and said they are on the same wavelength. Added Trump, “If it wasn’t for the language barrier, we’d be best friends.”

According to a new poll, 29% of people believe President Trump is a good role model for children. What?! [shows picture of Trump, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey] Was it multiple choice?

That’s right. According to a new poll, 29% of people believe President Trump is a good role model for children. ”That’s all we needed to hear,” said Child Protective Services.

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant has been nominated for an Academy Award for the short film “Dear Basketball,” which is either a film about his basketball career or [shows cartoon of a deer sinking a basket] the single greatest movie ever made.

Pope Francis yesterday condemned fake news, saying the spread of false information dates back to the time of Adam and Eve. Specifically, the part about there being an Adam and Eve.

Officials at a South Carolina zoo say an orangutan briefly escaped his enclosure on Monday, but then returned to his pen. Incidentally “the orangutan escaped his enclosure” is Secret Service code for when Trump shows up at a policy briefing.

A new poll has found that 86% of Americans said that it’s important that the president be loyal to their spouse. Said Melania, “No, seriously, I’m good.”

A South Carolina man was arrested this weekend for attacking a comedian during his show at a comedy club. ”Frankly, I’m surprised it doesn’t happen to me more often,” [shows photo of Bill Cosby] said the comedian.

Jan. 30: President Trump's State of the Union address was available to stream live. So, congrats to Logan Paul on no longer being worst thing on YouTube!

It was announced yesterday that Tom Hanks will play Mr. Rogers in a new biopic titled “You Are My Friend." And about half the men in Hollywood have already been playing Mr. McFeely.

It was reported this week that the Department of Education will launch a pilot program that puts students' federal aid money onto debit cards, so officials can monitor how students spend excess money from loans. Though if you really wanna know how they spend it, just go to a dorm and inhale.


Jan. 24: You're looking good out there, America. I've got to ask, have you lost weight? Like, maybe 239 pounds? Because Donald Trump has left the country.

As we speak, the president is jetting to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, an annual gathering that draws the world's elite from the world of business, finance, politics, and public affairs. Basically, it's what Lex Luthor would point his space laser at.

Now, for those of you who haven't been invited, like I haven't, it's a bunch of fancy people who think you can solve the world's problems at an unlimited fondue bar.

Trump's entire campaign for president was against globalization and the world's elite. So why's he going? Well, according to the director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, "Trump wants to remind the world that we are open for business." And closed to immigrants, which those businesses really need to work. So, if you guys could just sneak in, that would be great.

Jan. 25: It’s day two of Trump’s trip to the Davos conference in the Swiss Alps. It’s loaded with celebrities. Will.i.am is there, Cate Blanchett is there. Obviously, the Swiss Miss is there. That Ricola guy is there. And now, Donald Trump.

Today, he sat down with British Prime Minister Theresa May, which could have been awkward because they’ve had some sharp words for each other. But today, in Davos, Trump defended their relationship [clip of Trump speaking with May sitting silently]: “I think the feeling is mutual from the standpoint of liking each other a lot.” Are you allowed just to say how the other person feels about you without them saying a word? I’m not sure the feeling is mutual; can we see a close-up? Yeah, she’s got that classic British stiff upper face.

Trump also met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It was their first meeting since Trump announced he’s moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and Trump defended the action [clip of Trump]: “There were never any deals that came close, because you could never get past Jerusalem. So when people said, ‘Oh, I set it back’ — I didn’t set it back, I helped it. Because by taking it off the table, that was the toughest issue.” Yes, he helped the negotiations, by ending the negotiations. Just like King Solomon. ”OK, both of you gals want this baby. Tell you what. I’m going to cut it in half and give both sides to her. Now, fight over the knife! Negotiate!”


For the first time ever, Trump indicated that he is open to a path to citizenship for Dreamers. Finally, a way for immigrants to become citizens without having to marry Donald Trump.

Jan. 29: Who here watched the Grammys last night? The big winner was Bruno Mars, whose “24K Magic” won both Album of the Year and Record of the Year. That’s a neat trick. At next year’s Emmys, I hope we’re nominated for Best Late Night Comedy Show and Best Comedy Show in Late Night. It’s a twofer. And then lose ’em both to John Oliver.

It was a pretty political show last night. A lot of artists called out Trump’s immigration policy, including Camila Cabello, U2, and the rapper Logic. Not the first time Trump and logic have been at odds.

And there was even a surprise cameo from Trump’s archenemy and wedding guest, Hillary Clinton, who appeared in a sketch reading from “Fire and Fury.” That must have made Trump so mad to see Hillary showing off how she can read.

But all the politics in last night’s show upset UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. She tweeted, “I have always loved the Grammys, but to have artists read the ‘Fire and Fury’ book killed it. Don’t ruin great music with trash. Some of us love music without the politics thrown in it.” She just wants to take us back to when music was less political. You know, John Lennon, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, N.W.A.

N.W.A. — I loved their song “No Comment on Tha Police.”

Tomorrow night is President Trump’s first State of the Union address. He’s not scheduled to appear in front of Congress again until the impeachment hearings.

The administration wants to showcase what the country is like now that Republicans are in charge of everything. And they may have done just that, because they sent out these actual tickets to see the State of the Uniom.

Now they’re reprinting the tickets, and they’re going to recall the old ones — which could be tough, because I’ve seen members of the Trump administration testify, and they can’t recall ANYTHING. But maybe, just maybe, it’s not a typo. He said he would change things. Maybe tomorrow WILL be the first State of the Uniom. “My fellow Anericams: With Doland Trunk as your predisent, every mang, woban, and chilm will know: The state of our uniom is strug!”

Anyway, I’m looking forward to the speech. Almost as much I’m looking forward to his interview with Robert Mueller. Since last we met, we learned that Trump tried to fire Mueller last June. So that interview might be awkward.

Now, ultimately, Trump didn’t fire Mueller because White House legal counsel Don McGahn “refused to ask the Justice Department to dismiss the special counsel, saying he would quit instead.” There was a time when I thought nobody in the White House had any scruples. But we found a scrap of scruple!

 



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Planning to travel to France? If so, consider soaring alongside migrating birds above Mont-Saint-Michel. You can book a flight with Christian “The Birdman” Moullec on his microlight aircraft and capture video footage like you see in this NatGeo clip. And when the flight is over, a visit to the magical Mont-Saint-Michel seen below the geese is a must. When the tide comes, in it becomes an island unto itself. But start the adventure with THIS flight. (3:04)


When you are back on the ground, take a tour of Mont-Saint-Michel. It was one of the highlights of the two weeks my late wife and I spent touring France back in 1996. HERE’S a teaser of the magical venue. (1:45)




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Guess who was dumped into Diamond and Silk’s Bowl of Stupid this week? If you said Gov. Moonbeam, pat YOURSELF on the back. (3:59)




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Speaking of S***holes that were in the news last week, here’s a short pop quiz: What’s the difference between Haiti and the Santa Ana Trail in Orange County in Southern California? Answer: In Haiti, the road isn’t paved. Caution: Watching all 10+ minutes of this video will make you sick, so stop the clip when you begin to feel just a little QUEASY. (10:38)




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This contribution from Joe Suske isn’t just another People are Awesome video, THIS one is titled the best of the year for 2017. After watching it, we would change the title to People are Incredible. (3:12)




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This base jump from a drone that can carry a man aloft is touted to be a first, and HERE is a video that proves it was done. (4:54)




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If you turn the sound down it looks like “Batman” is smiling. Turn the sound back up and you will realize two things: 1) that he’s actually growling, and 2) that he has a serious overbite. After he is rescued and adopted, his overbite DOES seem to turn into a smile. (4:16)



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Here is a rescued Pit Bull that was treated to a first class airplane ride that resulted in him meeting HIS forever family. (4:28)



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This is the story of Dolly, a severely matted Poodle that was rescued and underwent an AMAZING transformation. (4:02)




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Sure, you have probably seen this Dean Martin Foster Brooks airline pilot skit before, but Bruce Morton says it still tickles the funny bone. Remember THIS? (4:55)




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Here are what KRON’s Stanley Roberts felt were his Top 10 segments of People Behaving BADLY for 2017. (6:22)




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Comrade Kosovilka says this is how the Russians deal with illegally parked cars. We suspect that something else is going on, but we’re not going to argue with the TITLE of the video. (3:44)




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To my knowledge, Will Ferrell hasn’t yet gone political and pissed off half the country by expressing liberal or conservative views. Instead, he seems to focus on making people laugh like in this SNL skit where he’s an Air Force FIGHTER PILOT whose call sign is “Clown Penis.” (3:49)




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When Les Nunes sent in this Ken Block “Hoonigan” Pikes Peak run in his Twin Turbo ’65 Mustang pumping out 1400 HP several weeks the clip had some sort of a copy-block that prevented us from sending it out with the Farsider. Les thinks it will get through this time because it came from a different YouTube source. The video is a site to behold, so click HERE and see if Les was correct. (9:19)



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For you hot rodders who like fast cars and are Ford fans, this is a companion clip that accompanied the Ken Block video above. The description will tell you whether it’s worth viewing or not: “(This is) the ultimate track showdown: Eight models from the Ford Performance global line-up on a circuit together for the very first time, pushed to their limits by the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team drivers.” Click HERE if you want to be a spectator. (3:32)




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This clip from Alice Murphy is one to see if you are interested in some unbelievable slow-motion surfing footage. To say it’s incredible would be an understatement. It’s as though these guys are surfing a tsunami. Click HERE and see for yourself. (7:28)




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Whether this guy can break a hundred on a regular 18-hole round of golf is immaterial. It’s his dexterity with a golf club that gives him bragging rights. Have a LOOK. (2:31)




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We are going to try an experiment as this week’s closer There seems to be a great deal of angst following yesterday’s State of the Union Address; the Democrats hated it, and the Republicans hate that the Democrats hated it. We think that a few minutes of some beautiful music and watching a few thousand people smile and have a good time will wash away any ill feelings you may have, regardless of where you are on the political pendulum. This is Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra playing “The Second Waltz” from his “Live in Maastricht” concert in The Netherlands. Click HERE and see if we are right. (4:09)









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Anderson, Sharon
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Avery, Rod
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Becknall, Jim
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Blank, Craig
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Boggess, Mike
Bonetti, Jon
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Botar, Rick
Bowen, Gordy
Bowman, Mike
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Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
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Calderon, Richard
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Caragher, Ed
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Cardin, Randy
Cardone, Lloyd
Cardoza, Vic
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Carlsen, Laura
Carlton, Jim
Caro, Bert
Caro, Lynne
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Carraher, Don
Carraher, Jim
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Carrillo, John
Carter, Ernie
Cassidy, Kevin
Cates, Dean
Cavallaro, Dave
Cedeno, Rey
Chalmers, JC
Chamness, Hank
Chapel, Ivan
Chavez, Ruben
Chevalier, Brian
Chewey, Bob
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Christiansen, Bob
Christiansen, Rich
Christie, Kenn
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Clark, Bill
Clark, Kevin
Clayton, Dave
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Clifton, Craig
Clough, Mark
Coates, Marisa
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Coen, Roger
Colombo, Tony
Comelli, Ivan
Como, John
Confer, Rick
Connor, Stephanie
Connors, Kim
Conrad, Mark
Conroy, Mike
Contreras, Dee
Conway, Ed
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Cook, Paul
Cooke, Bertie
Coppom, Dave
Cordes, Marilyn
Cornfield, Scott
Cortez, Darrell
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Costa, Mike
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Cottrell, Keith
Couser, Rich
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Dailey, Karen
Daley, Brian
Daly, Ron
Damon, Alan
Damon, Veronica
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Daniels, Rodney
Daulton, Rich
Daulton, Zita
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Davis, Joan
Davis, Mike
Davis, Rob
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Deaton, Caroll
DeBoard, Joe
DeGeorge, Bob
Deitschman, Tracy
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DeMers, Buc
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Destro, Tony
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Devane, Joe
Dewey, Rod
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Dominguez, Bob
Dominguez, Frank
Dooley, Jeff
Dorsey, Ed
Dotzler, Jennifer
Dowdle, Mike
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Dwyer, Pat
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Earnshaw, Patrick
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Ellsworth, Larry
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Esparza, Dave
Esparza, Fred
Estrabao, Dario
Eubanks, Earl
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Evans, Michael
Evans, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
Fagalde, Kevin
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Fairhurst, Dick
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Farmer, Jack
Faron, Walt
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Ferguson, Ken
Ferla, Al
Fernsworth, Larry
Flauding, Ken
Fleming, Joe
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Flosi, Ed
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Fong, Richard
Fontanilla, Rick
Forbes, Jay
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Francois, Tom
Frazier, Rich
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Galea, Andy
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Galios, Kathy
Gallagher, Steve
Garcia, Jose
Garcia, Lisa
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Garner, Ralph
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Gay, Brian
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Geer, Brian
Geiger, Rich
Gergurich, Judy
Giambrone, Jim
Gil-Blanco, Jorge
Giorgianni, Joe
Giuliodibari, Camille
Goings, Mark
Gomes, Rod
Gonzales, Gil
Gonzales, Jesse
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Gonzalez, Jorge
Gott, Pat
Graham, George
Grande, Carm
Grant, Bob
Grant, Doug
Grant, Rich
Granum, Jeff
Graves, Pete
Green, Chris
Grigg, Bruce
Griggs, Fran
Grimaldo, Linda
Grimes, Eric
Guarascio, Dan
Guerin, Pete
Guido, Jr., Jim
Guido, Sr. Jim
Guizar, Ruben
Gummow, Bob
Gummow, Rich
Gutierrez, Hector
Guzman, Dennis
Guzman, Kim
Gwillim, Reese
Habina, Ron
Hafley, Gary
Hahn, Chuck
Hale, Don
Handa, Mitch
Handforth, Terry
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Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Harpainter, Bob
Harper, Glenn
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
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Hawkes, Ken
Haynes, Sandy
Hazen, Skip
Heckel, Rick
Hedgpeth, Bob
Helder, Ron
Hellman, Marilyn
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Hendrix, Dave
Hernandez, Irma
Hernandez, Joe
Hernandez, Linda
Hernandez, Rudy
Hernandez, Vic
Herrick, Mike
Herrmann, Erma
Hewison, Jamie
Hewitt, Dave
Hilborn, Art
Hildebrandt, Karen
Hill, Sandra
Hinkle, John
Hippeli, Micki
Hirata, Gary
Hober, Dave
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Joanne
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hoskin, Wendy
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, (Jr.) Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Dick (via daughter Kim Mindling)
Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
Ingraham, George
Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
Janavice, Dean
Jeffers, Jim
Jenkins, Dave
Jensen, Dan
Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jepson, Cliff
Jezo, Pat
Johnson, Bob
Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Jones, Russ
Jones, Wayne
Kaminsky, Glenn
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
Keneller, Dave
Kennedy, Scott
Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
King, Charlie
Kingsley, Fred
Kirby, Erwin
Kirkendall, Dave
Kischmischian, Gene
Klein, Lou Anna
Kleman, Karl
Knea, Tim
Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Dave
Kong, Ernie
Kosovilka, Bob
Kozlowski, Astrid
Kracht, John
Kregel, John
Kunesh, Cindy
Kurz, Jennifer
Lagergren, Fred
Lanctot, Noel
Laney, Tammy
Lansdowne, Sharon
Lara, Bill
LaRault, Gary
Larsen, Bill
Laverty, Ann
Lax, John
Leak, Felecia
Leavy, Bill
Leavey, Jack
LeGault, Anna
LeGault, Russ
Lem, Noland
Leonard, Gary
Leonard (Lintern), Lynda
Leong, Ken
Leroy, Jim
Lewis, Lefty
Lewis, Marv
Lewis, Steve
Lind, Eric
Linden, Larry  
Lisius, Jim
Little, Keith            
Livingstone, John
Lobach, Bob
Lockwood, Bob
Lockwood, Joan
Logan, Maureen
Longaker, Mary
Longoria, Noe
Lopez, Candy
Lopez. Dan
Lopez, Ruvi
Lovecchio, Pete
Low, John
Lu, Elba
Luca, Dennis
Lucarotti, Jim
Luna, Gloria
Lundberg, Larry
MacDougall, Joanne
Macris, Carly
Macris, Tom
Madison, Gary
Maehler, Mike
Mahan, Rick
Malatesta, Jim
Malcolm, Roger
Mallett, Bill
Malvini, Phil
Mamone, Joe
Marcotte, Steve
Marfia, John
Marfia, Ted
Marin, Julie
Marini, Ed
Marlo, Jack
Marsh, Scott
Martin, Brad
Martin, Lou
Martin, Todd
Martinelli, Ron
Martinez, Rick
Martinez, Victor
Matteoni, Charlotte
Mattos, Bill
Mattos, Paula
Mattocks, Mike
Mayo, Lorraine
Mayo, Toni
Mazzone, Tom
McCaffrey, Mike
McCain, Norm
McCall, George
McCall, Lani
McCarville, John
McCollum, Bob
McCollum, Daniele
McCready, Tom
McCulloch, Al
McCulloch, Scott
McDonald, Joey
McElvy, Mike
McFall, Ron
McFall, Tom
McGuffin, Rich
McGuire, Pat
McIninch, Mark
McKean, Bob
McKenzie, Dennis
McLucas, Mike
McMahon, Jim
McMahon, Ray
McNamara, Laurie
McTeague, Dan
Meheula, Cheryl
Mendez, Deborah
Mendez, Mike
Messier, Tom
Metcalfe, Dave
Metcalfe, Mickey
Miceli, Sharon
Miller, Keith
Miller, Shirley
Miller, Stan
Miller, Toni
Mills, Don
Miranda, Carlos
Mitchell, Carol
Modlin, Dick
Mogilefsky, Art
Moir, Bob
Monahan, Chris
Montano, Wil
Montes, José
Morales, Octavio
Moore, Dewey
Moore, Don
Moore, Jeff
Moore, JoAnn
Moorman, Jim
Morella, Ted
Moreno, Norma
Morgan, Dale
Morin, Jim
Morris, Jack
Morton, Bruce
Mosley, Joe
Mosunic, Taffy
Moudakas, Terry
Moura, Don
Mozley, Ron
Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
Mulholland, Kathy
Mullins, Harry
Mulloy, Dennis
Munks, Jeff
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Murphy, Bob
Musser, Marilynn
Nagel, Michael
Nagengast, Carol
Nakai, Linda
Nalett, Bob
Namba, Bob
Nascimento, Mike
Nelson, Ed
Ngo, Phan
Nichols, John
Nichols, Mike
Nimitz, Stephanie
Nissila, Judy
Norling, Debbie
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North, Jim
Norton, Peter
Norton, Phil
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Nunes, Les
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O'Connor, Mike
O'Donnell, Tom
O'Keefe, Jim
Oliver, Pete
Ortega, Dan
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Otter, Larry
Ouimet, Jeff
Ozuna, George
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Padilla, George
Pagan, Irma
Painchaud, Dave
Palsgrove, Ted
Panighetti, Paul
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Paredes, Carlos
Parker, Rand
Parrott, Aubrey
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Parsons, Mike
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Passeau, Chris
Pate, Neal
Patrino, Lyn
Paxton, Bob
Payton, George
Pearce, Jim
Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
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Pegram, Larry
Pennington, Ron
Percelle, Ralph
Percival, John
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Peterson, Bob
Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Piper, Will
Ken Pitts
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Plinski, Leo
Pointer, John
Polanco, Mary
Polmanteer, Jim
Porter, John
Postier, Ken
Postier, Steve
Powers, Bill
Priddy, Loren
Princevalle, Roger
Pringle, Karl
Propst, Anamarie
Pryor, Steve
Punneo, Norm
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Pyle, Leroy
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Quezada, Louis
Quinn, John
Quint, Karen
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Ramirez, Roland
Ramirez, Victoria
Ramon, Chacha
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Ratliff, Fran
Raul, Gary
Raye, Bruce
Realyvasquez, Armando
Reed, Nancy
Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Retuta, Rene
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Mo
Rheinhardt, Bob
Rice, Jayme
Rice, Lyle
Richter, Darrel
Riedel, Gunther
Rimple, Randy
Roach, Jim
Roberts, Mike
Robertson, Harry
Robinson, Walt
Robison, Rob
Rodgers, Phil
Rogers, Lorrie
Romano, Bill
Romano, Marie
Rose, John
Ross, Joe
Ross, Mike
Rosso, Ron
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Royal, Julie
Ruiloba, Louie
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Russell, Stan
Russo, Grace
Ruth, Leo
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Ryan, Larry
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
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Sanfilippo, Roy
Sauao, Dennis
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Savala, john
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Scannell, Dave
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Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
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Schmidt, Chuck
Schmidt, Paul
Schriefer, Hank
Seaman, Scott
Seck, Tom
Sekany, Greg
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Seymour, Jim
Sharps, Betty
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Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
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Shuman, John
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Sills, Eric
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Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
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Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, Frank
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smoke, Wil
Sorahan, Dennis
Spangenberg, Hal
Spicer, John
Spitze, Randy
Spoulos, Dave
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Stauffer, Suzan
Stelzer, Rex
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Sugimoto, Rich
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Sumner, Ted
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Sun, Wei
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Tate, Bill
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Tennant, Ed
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Thayer, Dean
Theobald, Cynthia
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Thompson, Gary
Thompson, Margie
Thompson, Mike
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Tietgens, Don
Tomaino, Jim
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Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
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Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
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Trussler, John
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Usoz, Steve
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Rich Vasquez
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Vinson, Jim
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Vizzusi, Mike
Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
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Wagner, Jim
Wagstaff, Greg
Wahl, John
Walker, Dave
Wall, Chuck
Ward, Jean
Watts, Bob
Way, Vicky
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Wedlow, Dean
Weesner, Greg
Weir, Tony
Welker, Jessica
Wells, Bill
Wells, Brenda
Wells, Mike
Wendling, Boni
Wendling, Jay
Werkema, Jim
Weston, Tom
Wheatley, Tom
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Wicker, Joe
Wiley, Bruce
Williams, Jodi
Williams [Durham], Lanette
Williams, Rick
Williamson, Kathleen
Williamson, Ken
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Wilson, Jeff
Wilson, Jerry
Wilson, Lee
Wilson, Neal
Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
Wininger, Steve
Winter, Bill
Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Womack, Kenn
Woo, Paul
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
Young, Mike
Younis, Tuck
Yuhas, Dick
Yules, Ken
Zalman, Ginny
Zanoni, Mike
Zaragoza, Phil
Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
Zwemke, Doug