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—Not to be confused with Bob Kasich, whose passing we covered two weeks ago in the May 31st Farsider—
Robert N. Kabrich
No Photo Available
Born Oct. 17, 1937
Appointed Nov. 1970
Resigned April 1977
Died Aug. 11, 2011
When you get to the Mail Call column you will find a letter from Ron Webster down in Tucson. An obit about retired Judge Chapman in last week’s Farsider reminded him of a story he thought he would share about the late judge. That story included the name of a former San Jose cop, Bob Kabrich. Being unfamiliar with that name, I wrote Ron back and asked if he meant to type Bob Kasich, an officer who was recently added to the SJPD Memorial List. Ron replied and was adamant that the officer was Bob Kabrich. So it looked like we had another officer to add to the Memorial List. But first, we needed to dig up some details. Following is what we uncovered thanks to Ron and Dave Fazo’s memories. Google and Police Personnel were also helpful.
First off, our contact at Police Personnel confirmed there was an officer named Robert “Bob” Kabrich with the appointment and resignation dates noted above.
Google confirmed that he died on Aug. 11, 2011, but there were no further details.
According to the memories of Ron and Dave, Bob grew up in central San Jose near bird and San Carlos. He was a US Army veteran who, after joining the SJPD, worked in Patrol and MERGE during his 6 1/2 year tenure. He was reportedly “well liked” by his peers and had a “great sense of humor.” After he left the Dept. in 1977 he became the owner of a water softener business.
Bob’s first wife Judy was a Matron for the Santa Clara Co. S/O who worked at the women’s facility at Elmwood. (Her obit can be seen HERE.) We were unable to find an obituary for Bob.
Bob was the father of two children, both Army veterans: Donald Robert Kabrich, who is now a 52-year-old pastor of the Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, FL, and a 55-year-old daughter, Jeanine Kabrich-Burns.
Bob died in Woodland, CA in 2011 while he was married to Shirley, his second wife.
“Former Officer Bob Kabrich” is now on the SJPD Memorial List.
Lyn’s daughter-in-law Cindy called and said that Lyn is under hospice care as she had a stroke and is not doing well. For those who are unaware, she has been living in Utah with her son John since she got to the point where she really couldn’t be by herself.
Jean Ward <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ed. — Lyn was assigned to the Fraud Unit in 1983 when the photo above was taken.
Update: Lyn's daughter-in-law, Cindy Patrino, called this morning to let me know that Lyn had passed away last night at their home in Utah. She said Lyn's granddaughter was going to write an obituary for the Mercury News. They have not made any arrangements yet, but I assume Lyn will be buried in San Jose. I told Cindy about the Farsider and that I would send her your contact information.
Lyn lived a long, interesting life (World War II war bride from England). She was a fighter till the end.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Ed. — I made contact with Cindy and asked her to ensure that I receive a copy of the obit so I could share it with the Farsider readers who knew Lyn. It arrived yesterday (Wed.) evening from Lyn's granddaughter, Jenn...
—Service this coming Tuesday, June 19th, at Oak Hill followed by a
reception at the POA Hall —
I.D. No. 499N
Born March 16, 1926
Died June 19, 2018
Gwendoline (Lyn) Patrino passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9th in Draper, Utah surrounded by her family. She was born in Southampton, England on March 19, 1926 to Harry and Maggie Rowe. She married Ben Patrino on Guy Fawkes Day (November 5th) in 1945 in Lyn’s hometown.
Her life was larger than life itself and could not possibly be captured in only a few words. In fact, Lyn was featured in a best-selling British novel. Highlights include leaving her country and traveling 6,000 miles to follow the man she fell in love with during WWII back to a little town south of San Francisco; working for Santa Clara University and the San Jose Police Department, volunteering at O’Connor Hospital; raising a much loved son, welcoming a daughter-in-law like a daughter to her family, and teaching a granddaughter all the important things to know about life.
Lyn is survived by her son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, John, Cindy and Jenn Patrino.
She is preceded in death by her husband and her three siblings, Peggie, Buntie, and Ron.
A final visitation will be held on Monday, June 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. for anyone who is unable to attend the formal service on Tuesday, June 19th, at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, 300 Curtner Ave, San Jose. Following the service, the family will be hosting a Celebration of Life at the Police Officers Association Hall at 1151 N 4th St, San Jose..
The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caregivers who made Lyn’s life and final days happy and comfortable, along with any friends who are with us in spirit but cannot attend.
There are two gatherings taking place today at 10th and Horning.
The one referenced in this POA Membership Alert will start at 4 p.m.
The Emerald Society's gathering will start two hours later at 6 p.m.
On Thursday, June 14th, the POA and Department will remember our fallen brother, Officer Michael Katherman, #3900 on the anniversary of his death. Although every year we take time to remember our brother officer, your POA has worked to ensure that Michael's memory and the ultimate sacrifice he made will be forever honored and remembered, not only by the members of our department and Michael's family, but also by the community.
This coming Thursday, June14th at 1600 hours we will honor Michael's memory with the dedication of a memorial plate that has been placed near the location of his death (10th/Horning). The memorial plate will be inscribed with his name and a brief description of the circumstances surrounding his death. This plate will serve as a constant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice Officer Katherman made in protection of the community we serve and his fellow officers.
The dedication is informal and will be fairly short with Michael's family in attendance. Your POA and our Chaplains will also be in attendance. We would like to invite all members of the department to attend and honor Michael's passing. For those that are able to attend, the family kindly requested to arrive prior to 1600 hours as the dedication will begin promptly at 1600.
God Bless the memory of Officer Michael Katherman and God Bless each and every one of you. Be Safe!
I wanted to update you on the 'IPA Follies' that continue. My article in our most recent Vanguard clearly laid out how the inexperienced IPA, Aaron Zisser, misled the Mayor, Council, our Police Department and our entire community. Even though Mr. Zisser purposely put misleading information into his annual IPA Year End Report and admitted it, he refused to fix it at the request of the Mayor and Council. He also refused to include the actual number of incidents per respective category to provide the reader the appropriate context behind those categories.
Our department and community deserve to have an IPA that is fair and impartial, not one with his own political agenda. Click HERE to read the letter that was sent to City Attorney Richard Doyle on Monday, on behalf of the men and women who risk their lives everyday, and deserve better out of our city.
Your Board of Directors will be meeting tomorrow in an emergency session to agree on an appropriate course of action to address Mr. Zisser's failings as the IPA.
THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD
Officer to Donate Bone Marrow to Save Sick Child
By Robert Salonga <email@example.com>
Mercury News — June 9, 2018
SAN JOSE — Long before Jesse Villaescusa became a San Jose cop, he was in boot camp with the Marine Corps and took a cheek swab to register himself in the military’s bone marrow registry.
The quiet gesture was fueled in part by the memory of a childhood friend who was stricken with a blood disease, and survived when the friend’s brother turned out to be a marrow match.
The memory was tucked away in the back of his mind until this past April. Six years after that swab, he got a call from the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Recruitment and Research Program. Suddenly, he was told he had the opportunity to save the life of a child.
“I had honestly forgotten I was put on the registry,” Villaescusa said. “Then the confusion turned into excitement.”
The second-year San Jose police officer and Lincoln High School graduate is prohibited from disclosing much else about who he will be helping and where the recipient lives. But once he was told he was a match, he said it was a quick decision to make.
“I was just born with the right blood, born lucky. I’m happy to do it, and I’m really glad that I’m being given the opportunity to help somebody out in that way,” he said.
San Jose police Officer Jesse Villaescusa is donating
bone marrow to help a sick child out of state.
Villaescusa, 29, alluded to how his friend was saved by a bone marrow match.
“The fact that it is a child, it hits home a little bit more,” he said.
The officer plans to travel to the undisclosed donation site later this month, and will be on modified duty afterward while he recovers. The procedure will be performed in an outpatient setting and involve specialized needles used to extract liquid marrow from the back of the pelvic bone.
His doctors tell him his recovery time can span from a few days to a week and a half.
Villaescusa was matched based on his entry into the Department of Defense marrow registry, which focuses on military personnel and can be found online at <salutetolife.org>.
Most people interested in being registered can join the National Marrow Donor Program, which can be researched online at <bethematch.org>.
San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said the officer’s gesture and willingness is admirable and exemplifies the spirit of service he expects from his department.
“It makes us proud. He’s going to save a life,” Garcia said. “It’s another way we’re able to humanize ourselves and show the community we truly care.”
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Our Dept.'s PAL program took a punch to the gut by this recent audit…
PAL Changes Management After Audit
City, SJPD agree that Police Activities League needs independent manager after
audit that found lackluster accounting and inconsistent operations for the program
By Robert Salonga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mercury News — June 8, 2018
SAN JOSE — After a stinging audit found systemic shortcomings in the Police Activities League in San Jose, the storied organization — now in its 50th year — will soon be primarily managed by civilians instead of police in the coming year. “Police staff serve vital roles in the organization. However, our review has revealed weaknesses in the administration of the program that led us to conclude that a new direction may be warranted, and that PAL may be better served by a specially trained executive director and potentially a different service delivery model,” according to the audit posted Thursday. There is no objection from the San Jose Police Department, which currently dedicates a police sergeant to oversee the program that has offered various athletic and mentoring opportunities for city youth — including taekwondo, boxing, a police cadet program, and affiliations with baseball, football and soccer leagues — since it was established in 1968.
“San Jose officers will always be a key part of PAL, but having the management and operations include more civilian professionals is something we are going to move toward,” police Chief Eddie Garcia said. “This will allow our officers to spend more time with kids at PAL rather than programming and other duties that an executive director would be suited for.”
Such a move is urgently needed, according to the report that found that San Jose PAL did not operate like a typical nonprofit. PAL did not set an annual budget or have consistent procedures for handling donations and activity fees and the use of its community landmark, the PAL Stadium in East San Jose, the report stated.
One glaring practice highlighted by the audit involved the casual transport of thousands of dollars from concessions at PAL events.
“PAL does not have formal cash handling policies and procedures. At the time of our audit, staff used brown paper bags to store cash during the event and store receipts thereafter,” the report reads.
PAL also has no clear policies on fundraising, sharing profits with the city, and how to handle naming rights for its venues and cases involving conflict of interest, the audit found.
Perhaps most alarming, the audit determined that in contrast to similar organizations in other cities, San Jose PAL was not consistently running fingerprint background checks for coaches, volunteers and others “in a supervisory or disciplinary role” over children participating in PAL programs. However, the police department contends those higher-level background checks were indeed occurring, but weren’t being consistently documented.
At the same time, the audit report recognized that the problems highlighted can be remedied, and much of that should be carried out by a full-time civilian executive director.
“A non-profit executive director is a specialized job that requires experience, training, and knowledge of basic non-profit management principles,” the report reads.
The police department, for its part, agreed with all 23 of the audit’s recommendations, and generally supported the idea that police officers should focus on mentoring the nearly 1,600 youth who participate in the organization each year, rather than day-to-day administration. Police brass also believe that the management shift will be mostly behind the scenes and will not be noticeable to most participants and their families.
Jerry Romero, a 47-year-old San Jose resident grew up near PAL Stadium and has been involved with the organization both as a youth and now as a baseball manager, said retaining the spirit of the nonprofit is vital. He said exposure to officers in a non-law enforcement setting shaped his understanding of police, which he said is essential in an era of heightened tensions between police and communities across the country.
“They’re in a different setting, you see them in a different view,” Romero said. “They’re friends and they’re mentors. I was able to work with some amazing coaches and I didn’t just learn about sports, I learned things that helped me off the field as well.”
A timetable for the search for a civilian executive director has not yet been set. But Garcia echoed Romero’s sentiment and said the essence of the organization will not change.
PAL is “more than sports,” he said. “It’s mentoring, life skills and relationship building with our community that lasts a lifetime.”
I enjoyed the two items in today’s Farsider about Devil’s Tower. You may recall that I came to SJPD from Wyoming where I was a climber, continued climbing and taking many of my SJPD buddies on climbs to Yosemite, Pinnacles National Monument, etc. We became the HOYA boys.
I climbed Devil’s Tower on three occasions prior to coming to San Jose. The Tower has a trail around it with signs saying “No Climbing Above this Point.” On one of the trips to the Tower we met a Park Service employee replacing some signs and I convinced him to give me the old sign he had replaced. We attached a line to it and hauled it up behind us to the top.
I am the 19-year-old in the red hard hat in the picture of us on the summit signing the climbing register. The second photo is one of us on the route we climbed that day, and the third picture of the Tower is my favorite, even though it was photoshopped to have the Wyoming Bucking Bronc in the clouds.
Gary (Leonard) <email@example.com>
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in reading the obituary on Judge R. Donald Chapman I was surprised to learn of his background as a public defender. Having appeared in his courtroom many times I found him to be fair and somewhat “pro cop” in his dealings with members of the SJPD. Maybe he had a soft spot in his heart for law enforcement because his brother Hal had been one of San Jose’s finest.
The obituary also brought memories of other Judges including Louie Doll, John Beresford, Paul Thiel, Wayne Kanemoto, John Pascoe, and Robert Ahern. How many times did we swing-shifters get off work at 3:00 a.m. and have to be back in court at 9:00 am?
A funny incident involving Judge Chapman occurred in the mid-1970s after SJPD officer Bob Kabrich (aka Fruitcake because he was often times “nuts”) and his wife Judy became social members of the Almaden Country Club. Bob was able to convince the management of the club that they needed uniformed security on the golf course and at certain functions. After appointing himself “Chief of the Almaden Country Club,” Bob recruited a few SJPD officers including Daryl Holmes and myself to work a security pay job there at the going rate of $7.50 per hour. While patrolling the grounds one afternoon, I was contacted by the club manager who was in a very serious mood. He explained that several complaints had reached him regarding Judge Chapman who lived on the golf course. It seemed that the judge liked to unwind after work by driving his golf cart to the clubhouse and enjoying a glass or two of Harvey’s Bristol Crème sherry. He was often accompanied by his small dog that would routinely stop and defecate (dump) on the green next to the judge’s house. My assignment was to contact the judge and put an end to this “outrageous” activity. After an hour or so, I saw the judge and his dog head to the clubhouse bar, so I began my stakeout. A short time later after the judge finished his cocktail and started for home, I was in hot pursuit driving a Cushman utility vehicle but barely able to keep up as it seemed the judge might have had a super charger on his golf cart. I was finally able to catch His Honor just as he was about to enter his house. I explained my presence and politely asked the judge to have his dog cease and desist with his golf course bowel movements. Judge Chapman was very curt, but said he would take care of the situation and abruptly went inside. Fortunately I never had to appear again in his courtroom.
Ron (Webster) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ron’s letter led me to question if he had the spelling of Bob Kabrich correct? I knew we had a Bob Kasich whose passing I had covered two weeks ago; the name Bob Kabrich was unfamiliar to me. Ron confirmed that there was a Bob Kabrich, and that led to the entry at the top of this week's Farsider.
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Do you remember Retired Lt.Col. Ralph Peters who was a military analyst on Fox News? Listen to this interview by Anderson Cooper on CNN and you will see that Peters is now highly critical of Fox News. Then read my take below...
Click HERE to listen to the short interview.
My take: I
believe that Ralph Peters was both embarrassed and pissed off when Fox News
suspended him back in 2015 for calling Obama “a total pussy,” and that he has
held a grudge against Fox ever since, so I’m not surprised that he sat down
with Anderson Cooper on CNN to bad mouth the network that had hired him as a
military analyst. I’ll bet that the retired Lt.Col.
is suffering withdrawals from not being on television, and that he turned to
CNN because he is no longer welcome on Fox.
Red State <RedState70@comcast.net>
You may be right, Red. I found THIS link to a USA Today article that talks about the Lt.Col’s suspension from Fox News.
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Ted Nugent certainly gets an A+ for correctly answering the question of the animal activist pictured below.
Ted Nugent, rock star and avid bow hunter from Michigan, was being interviewed by a liberal journalist who also happens to be an animal rights activist. When the discussion came around to deer hunting the journalist asked, "What do you think is the last thought in the head of a deer before you shoot him? Is it, “Are you my friend?” or is it “Are you the one who killed my brother?’ “
Nugent replied, "Deer aren't capable of that kind of thinking. All they care about is what am I going to eat next, who am I going to screw next, and can I run fast enough to get away. They are very much like the Democrats in Congress." The interview ended
Steve Postier <email@example.com>
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Please find a way to word the attached clip.
Talking Points <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I’ll give it my best shot, TP…
Robert DeNiro not only cursed the President by dropping the F bomb on him 3 times during the prime time Tony Awards a few days ago, his antics made him a hero in the eyes of many in the audience who gave him an ovation.
Click HERE but be forewarned about the F Bomb you are about to hear. (0:35)
Hollywood moron, I’m talkin’ to you: You’re an actor.
A clown. A paid entertainer. Do that. Entertain me. Then go away and take your
Hollywood swells with you. Your presence is an insult to me and most Americans!
PBA MEETS NEXT WEDNESDAY
This is a friendly reminder that the June PBA meeting will commence next Wednesday, June 20th. As usual, the bar will be 10-8 with Code 7 following around 1900 hours. (Thought we forgot all that fancy schmancy code stuff, didn’t you?)
If you are wondering, this year’s BBQ Steak meeting will be held in July, on the 18th to be precise. If you can make only one meeting a year, that would be the one to attend.
POA VANGUARD AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE
The June 2018 eVanguard is now online. Hard copies of the magazine have been mailed.
Click HERE, then on the image of the Vanguard to download the newsletter to your desktop.
SECOND MEMORIAL GATHERING FOR MIKE KATHERMAN TO TAKE PLACE AT 6 P.M.
GUN RAFFLE TO BENEFIT THE CHAPLAINCY
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO GO...
CAN SHE WIN FOR A SIXTH TIME? PLACE YOUR BETS
Sheriff Candidates Look Ahead to Runoff
—A lot of voters up for grabs in November?—
By Robert Salonga <email@example.com>
Mercury News — June 12, 2018
With Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, a five-term incumbent, facing her first general election in 20 years, the candidates who opposed her are now mulling over how to sway voters in November. Smith handily won outright during the primary election in her previous four re-election bids, but this time she garnered just over 43 percent of the more than 292,000 votes cast last week. Her main challenger, retired undersheriff John Hirokawa, received 32.8 percent.
What surprised many election observers was the relatively strong showing of the three lesser-known candidates, all of whom outperformed their polling numbers. Deputy Joe La Jeunesse drew 11.2 percent of the primary vote, while former sheriff’s lieutenant Jose Salcido and former San Jose police sergeant Martin Monica received 8.6 and 4.4 percent of the vote, respectively.
That leaves a lot of voters up for grabs for the general election, and there is no assurance that those who supported La Jeunesse, Salcido and Monica will automatically line up behind Hirokawa. She and Hirokawa also have to account for those who skipped the primary but are planning to head to the polls in the fall.
“We’re going to be a completely different electorate,” said Melinda Jackson, chair of the political science department at San Jose State University. “We’re going to see a whole range of less partisan, less engaged voters. That’s the interesting question: Where do independent voters go?”
Hirokawa was encouraged by his primary showing, noting that he is a political novice after spending nearly 40 years moving up the ranks at the Sheriff’s Office.
“I had no expectations. I’m excited I made the runoff, and I’m pretty excited moving forward,” he said.
Hirokawa believes his message about reform resonated with voters and helped set him apart from Smith. He served as Smith’s second-in-command during a string of jail scandals starting in 2015 that were spurred by the beating death of mentally ill inmate Michael Tyree. His death led to murder convictions for three jail deputies.
Smith, who is heavily endorsed by the county and state political establishment and the correctional officers’ union, boasts a considerable campaign war chest of over $230,000, according to the campaign financial disclosures filed last week. Hirokawa’s campaign, endorsed by the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association and most of the region’s police unions, reported having just over $100,000, based on the latest filing from the end of May.
The sheriff said after the election that she was anticipating a runoff because the sheer number of candidates were bound to split the vote and prevent a majority share. “I am pleased with the outcome of the election and am thankful to the voters of the county who have the confidence in my experience and leadership,” Smith said in a statement. “We are looking forward to a vigorous campaign for November that will allow the voters to see the clear differences in style, vision and experience between me and my opponent.”
By sheer contrast to her previous electoral dominance, Smith is at her most politically vulnerable ever since becoming sheriff in 1998, which was the last time she was in a runoff.
Some of that has to do with heightened visibility of the office because of the Tyree murder and other jail misconduct that surfaced as well as questions by a blue ribbon commission over whether Smith is the best caretaker for subsequent reforms. Since then, there have also been multiple escapes of inmates in either jail or court custody.
“Voters don’t tend to pay a lot of attention to these kinds of races unless there’s a really bad scandal or issue,” Jackson said. “There are a lot of questions about Laurie Smith and her judgment. People will pay more attention this year than an average election year for sheriff.”
Roger Winslow, vice president of the DSA, said it is telling about the challenges facing the Sheriff’s Office that they’ve reached this level of public attention.
“These problems can no longer be ignored by the voters,” Winslow said. “A lot of people are asking, how did this happen?”
Smith’s office also has had a string of high-profile victories, including the capture of Sierra LaMar killer Antolin Garcia Torres, arrests and convictions in the infamous Audrie Pott suicide and cyberbullying case, and the swift arrests of the three correctional deputies later found to have fatally beaten Tyree.
And there are still decisions to be made for the candidates who lost their sheriff bids last week. La Jeunesse significantly outperformed polling heading into the primary, and his support could be key in deciding the results in November.
He ran in opposition to both Smith and Hirokawa on the stance that a full regime change was needed for real reform, and also distanced himself from his challengers by opposing the county’s sanctuary policies protecting undocumented residents from civil immigration enforcement in the county jails. La Jeunesse says he will be mindful of his supporters when deciding if and how he endorses anyone.
“They didn’t really want either one of them. They wanted true change in the department,” he said, adding that both campaigns have reached out to him. “I’m not going to do anything to dishonor those voters. They voted for me for a reason, and liked my platform. That’s something I’ll look at when I talk to the candidates.”
Similarly, Salcido wants to hear from the candidates directly before deciding on where to steer his supporters.
“The voters are aware of the problems on the leadership front,” he said. “I’m willing to meet with both candidates to see who can demonstrate that leadership.”
Jeffrey Cardenas, Hirokawa’s campaign manager, says he understands the support of their fellow challengers, and their backers, is not a given.
“We’re not just going to expect the endorsement of the other candidates,” he said. “It’s going to take a while to understand why they voted the way they voted.”
HEARTBREAKING IS PUTTING IT MILDLY
—To conservatives, losing Charles is akin to losing a personal friend—
Fox News Star Charles Krauthammer Reveals He
Has Weeks to Live in Heartbreaking Letter
Click HERE to read and/or listen to Charles’ letter.
OREGON TO ICE: STAY OUT OF OUR STATE
Deputies Stopped Helping Officers With Arrest After Realizing They Were With ICE
By Holly Matkin — Blue Lives Matter — June 9, 2018
Washington County deputies reported that they walked
away from ICE agents as they worked to arrest a suspect.
Hillsboro, OR — Washington County deputies left ICE officers to fend for themselves after they learned that the officers were Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, according to The Oregonian.
Oregon has been a sanctuary state for the past three decades, having adopted laws which prohibit local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with ICE, The Oregonian reported.
"Oregon is a welcoming place for all who call our state home," Oregon Governor Kate Brown told The Oregonian in January. “As governor, I will continue to do everything in my power to ensure that the rights and values of all Oregonians are protected.”
The incident occurred Friday outside the Washington County Courthouse as the plainclothes ICE agents attempted to take an unnamed Guatemalan man into custody following his court appearance on four new felony charges, according to The Oregonian.
According to ICE spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell, the man had illegally reentered the United States, and had been deported in both 2006 and 2010.
A Washington County Deputy was working court security at the time, and said that an ICE agent had told him earlier in the day that he had permission to take someone in the courtroom into custody.
The agent asked the deputy if that was OK, and the deputy said that he asked the agent if he had a choice in the matter.
“Of course you do,” the agent replied, according to The Oregonian. “It’s your courtroom.”
The deputy noted that the agent loitered around the area for a while before he finally left the courtroom.
Meanwhile, the ICE agents located the wanted man outside the courthouse.
The agents identified themselves, then proceeded to take the man into custody, Cutrell said.
Another deputy said that he witnessed the agents as they were arresting the suspect.
A deputy wrote in his report that the suspect “passively” resisted arrest, “and kept his arms underneath him” while crying and screaming. (Editor's note: This describes active resistance.)
Another deputy wrote that he initially attempted to assist in subduing the suspect who was resisting arrest, but that he abandoned the effort after he realized he was helping ICE, according to The Oregonian.
Instead of assisting with the arrest, one deputy noted said that he “stood by and made sure no one else would approach” the scene.
"After the male was taken into custody, I noticed the plain clothes officers were ICE Agents," the deputy wrote, according to The Oregonian. "Throughout the entire situation, I did not hear them identify themselves as such, only 'Police.'"
He noted that once the deputies learned that the officers were ICE Agents, they distanced themselves and walked back to the courtroom.
Following the arrest, a Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson promised that the agency was investigating the incident in an effort to determine how they could make the courthouse safe for illegal immigrants in the future, The Oregonian reported.
Click HERE then scroll down to review the readers’ responses to this story.
STUPID WAY TO END A CAREER IF IT COMES TO THAT — AND IT MAY
Dancing FBI Agent Charged with Second Degree
Assault, Booked Into Jail Over Back Flip Gunfire
By Crimesider Staff — CBS News — June 12, 2018
DENVER – An FBI agent whose gun appeared to accidentally fire in a video showing him dancing at a Denver nightclub and doing a back flip before dropping the weapon has been booked into jail. Chase Bishop, who is based in the bureau's Washington Field Office, was charged Tuesday with one count of second-degree assault, the Denver District Attorney's office said.
Bishop turned himself in to the Denver Sheriff Department on Tuesday morning after a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to Denver police.
Denver Police had previously said they were awaiting the results of alcohol and drug tests before making an arrest. The district attorney's office said in a statement investigators are still awaiting the tests to determine Bishop's blood alcohol content at the time of the incident, and additional charges may be pending.
"We are filing this charge now rather than waiting until the [blood alcohol content] report is received, which we understand could take another week, because sufficient evidence has been presented to file it," Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said in the statement. "If an additional charge needs to be filed after further evidence is received, we can file those charges then."
Video from the June 3 incident shows Bishop landing a backflip at the Mile High Spirits bar, and reaching down to pick up the weapon that had fallen from his pants. As he grabs the gun, it can be seen firing.
A man who identified himself in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" as Thomas Reddington was shot in the leg. His attorney tells CBS Denver that Reddington suffered a serious injury.
Bishop, 29, was off-duty and on vacation when the shooting happened. He was taken to the Denver Police Department headquarters and later released to an FBI supervisor.
The FBI is conducting an internal investigation into the incident. Among the options are termination, suspension or reprimand.
Click HERE to
watch the video.
TYPICAL RESPONSE BY PARENT OF ARRESTED JUVENILE
Woman Claims Daughter Was Brutalized By Police, Then Sheriff Releases Truth
By Christopher Berg — Blue Lives Matter — June 10, 2018
A viral story has generated outrage at the police, but now the
sheriff's department has released what actually happened.
Parkland, WA — A woman has posted photos to social media accusing the sheriff's department of brutality against her 15-year-old daughter, but now the department has released what really happened.
Mai Klein posted to social media on Friday morning saying that her daughter was "brutality attack" by Pierce County Sheriff's Department deputies at around 1 a.m.
In her post, she said, “They dragged my baby girl and let there K9 mole on her back and leg after the police already had her in handcuffs and down."
"She blacked out twice and the officers shaked her to get her up to walk they told her she was not going to get any help that she had to heal herself she begged for help and they treated her like she was nothing. They never read her any rights and now we been in the hospital since 330 am police brutality on a 15 yr old girl with no weapons or ever in trouble I'm devastated as a mom," the post went on.
She included photos on Facebook of her daughter's injuries.
The post quickly went viral, with thousands of shares.
Pierce County Sheriff's Department has responded with what actually happened.
According to the sheriff's department, a Washington State Patrol trooper saw a white Ford Windstar with no rear taillights driving on Pacific Ave. S. and 167th St.
The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped off and ran multiple stop signs.
Due to the danger that the fleeing suspect was causing to the public, the trooper discontinued the pursuit.
Another trooper then spotted the vehicle in the parking lot of a nearby Safeway grocery store.
The trooper attempted to make contact with the driver, who again took off, going approximately 50 MPH down a county road. The driver tried to make a turn, lost control of the vehicle, and crashed.
The female driver fled on foot while the two passengers remained in the vehicle and were taken into custody.
The trooper called for assistance from a Pierce County K9 unit. The deputy responded and made multiple loud announcements that the K9 would be released, and announced that if she came out then no harm would occur to her; she did not respond.
The K9 then tracked the driver 40 yards away and latched onto her leg until she showed her hands. The K9 was ordered to release its hold and the suspect was taken into custody.
After she was arrested, troopers were able to identify her and determine that she was 15 years old.
Both the driver and passengers were read their Constitutional Rights on scene. The driver admitted that she had heard the warning that the K9 would be released.
The driver was treated by medics on scene and taken to the hospital for her bite injury.
The part of Mai Klein's post which may actually be true is that her daughter "blacked out twice," because troopers say she was impaired.
Troopers obtained a search warrant for the driver's blood while she was at the hospital.
After the driver was medically treated and cleared for release, her family demanded that she be taken to a children's hospital for further treatment.
At the request of the family, troopers transported her to the second hospital for evaluation.
"The troopers noted that she was able to stand on both legs, make eye contact, and speak clearly prior to her family arriving at the hospital," the Sheriff's Department said.
The driver's sister posted a video of the driver at the officer claiming that the police beat her and were trying to take her to the juvenile detention facility without letting her be seen at a children's hospital or get a CAT scan.
"She can't even stay woke, and they're trying to make her go to this Remann Hall place," the sister said. "She got bit by a dog and beat up by popos."
It's not clear if the driver was impaired at the time the video was taken at 9:55 a.m.
"They beat her while she was still on the floor in handcuffs, and they laughed at her while they were beating her," the sister added. "All she did - all she was doing was driving a car underage."
She then tried to claim that it was a racial issue.
"She was with probably three other white girls and they didn't do nothing to them, but they got to go home with their parents," she said. "But my sister got attacked by a dog and beat by police. How was there three other females in the car but only my sister got beat and attacked by a dog?"
None of the other vehicle occupants are alleged to have been recklessly driving a vehicle while impaired and fleeing from police, and didn't run and hide from the police. Those passengers were transported to a hospital for evaluation and later released.
After the second hospital medically cleared the driver, her family demanded that she be taken to a third hospital.
Instead, the driver was booked into the juvenile detention facility for felony eluding, DUI, two counts of reckless endangerment, and resisting arrest. Troopers later learned that the suspect's vehicle was involved in a hit and run just prior to the first pursuit, and additional charges may be added.
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DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR VERY FIRST RIDE IN AN AIRPLANE
—Tell us about it and I’ll tell you about mine—
It was 1953, and my Marine Corps father was being transferred from our home in Virginia to Oahu, where he would conclude his 20-year-career as the Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Barracks at Pearl Harbor. I was 9 years old.
We drove cross country in my father’s 1950 Buick Roadmaster and spent a few days with by dad’s brother and his family in San Jose while preparing for the trip to Hawaii. I remember going with with them when they took the Buick to San Francisco where it was loaded on a ship bound for Honolulu. On our day of departure, my uncle drove our family to the Alameda Naval Air Station where we boarded the Philippine Mars flying boat that would take us to Oahu.
We were joined by my two older half-sisters who were already living in the Bay Area. Around 5 p.m. in the afternoon, the five of us were seated in the huge seaplane and ready to go. Even though I was only nine at the time, the sound of the four huge engines as we began taxiing in the water at the Alameda NAS is something I’ll never forget. I also remember what felt like a kick in the butt as the engines went to full power and the 6 JATO bottles (3 rockets on each side of the fuselage) lit off and got the fully loaded Philippine Mars off the water and pointed toward the Hawaiian Islands.
The flying boat was not pressurized, so its maximum ceiling was around 10,000 feet, and with a cruising speed of around 190, flight time to Oahu from Alameda was between 12 and 13 hours. One thing about the flight stood out more than anything else.
Halfway through the flight or thereabouts I was asked if I wanted to visit the cockpit? I was one of a half dozen kids on board who received the invitation. When it was my turn, I was escorted to the cockpit. The co-pilot, who was standing next to his empty seat, cautioned me about touching anything, then let me sit down. During my five minute visit I was stunned when I looked up. It was pitch black outside and the top of the cockpit above my head was clear glass. It was the first time in my life I had ever seen a sky with so many stars, and I have never seen such a sky since.
A couple of hours after daybreak we landed in the water near the Honolulu Airport where a military staff car was waiting to take us to Fort DeRussy on Waikiki where we stayed until our Buick arrived and our quarters were ready.
The Philippine Mars was later sold to a Canadian outfit, repainted red and white and converted into a water bomber where it found a home in British Columbia. It feels a little strange to watch the videos below and realize that I once sat on the right side of the cockpit of the Philippine Mars (now the Hawaii Mars) some 65 years ago.
Click on the links under either or both of the photos for short videos about the amazing flying boat...
So tell us
about the very first time you rode in an airplane. Surely some of you have
memories that go back that far. Just don't try to con us by saying you flew
with Orville and Wilbur.
THE TARGET OF THE EXODUS SEEMS TO BE THE “GRAND CANYON STATE”
Spotted on the San Jose cops Facebook page (10-7ODSJ) was this item that was posted by Bob Nalett…
News flash: Major exodus of Officers from San Jose to AZ. Latest sightings on the locations of our people:
Deputy Chief Dan Katz moving to Cave Creek, AZ.
Sergeant Doug Grant is moving to Peoria, AZ
Sergeant Jim Overstreet moved to Litchfield Park AZ
Ret. Chief of Police Rob Davis moved to Chandler. AZ
Lieutenant Margie Brown moved to Cave Creek, AZ.
Sergeant Al Ferla is in Peoria , AZ
Officer Mike Lloyd is in Litchfield Park, AZ
Sergeant Brian Hyland is now in New River, AZ
Officer Kevin White moved to downtown Phoenix, AZ.
Officer Tom Martuscelli lives in Scottsdale, AZ
Officer Chris Galios lives outside Tuscan.
Officer Rafael De Los Santos live in Chandler, AZ
Sergeant Bobby Mendeola lives in Glendale, AZ
And yours truly, Sergeant Bob Nalett is in NE Phoenix, AZ.
A few others were added by people posting in the Comments section…
Bondi West in Sedona, AZ
Ron Webster in Tucson, AZ
Connie Carson in Buckeye, AZ
Remember, it’s a dry heat!
STORIES OF THE WEEK
Good News for you Walmart Shoppers
Received from Joe Devane
Walmart announced that sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2018 it will begin offering customers a new discount item; Walmart's own brand of wine.
The world's largest retail chain will be teaming up with the Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery of California to produce the spirits at an affordable price in the $2 to $5 range.
Wine connoisseurs may not be inclined to put a bottle of the Walmart brand the into their shopping carts, but “There is a market for inexpensive wine,” said Kathy Micken, professor of marketing at University of Arkansas in Bentonville. “Branding will be very important,” she said.
Customer surveys were conducted to determine the most attractive names for the Walmart wine brands and varieties. The top surveyed names in order of popularity were:
• Chateau Traileur Parc
• White Trashfindel
• Big Red Gulp
• World Championship Riesling
• Chef Boyardeaux
• Peanut Noir
• I Can't Believe it's Not Vinegar
• Grape Expectations
• Nasti Spumante
The beauty of Walmart wine is that it can be served with either white meat (Possum) or red meat (Squirrel).
(Don't bother writing to tell us this is a hoax. We know possum is not white meat.)
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golf be a problem?
Received from Gary Leonard
Ed and Linda met on a singles cruise and Ed fell head over heels for her When they discovered they lived only a few miles apart in the same city, Ed was ecstatic. He immediately started asking her out when they got home.
Within a couple of weeks, Ed had taken Linda to dance clubs, restaurants, concerts, movies and museums. He became convinced that Linda was indeed his soul mate and true love. Every date seemed better than the last.
On the one-month anniversary of their first dinner on the cruise ship, Ed took Linda to a fine restaurant. While having cocktails and waiting for their salad, Ed said, "I guess you can tell I'm very much in love with you. I'd like a little serious talk before our relationship continues. So, before I get a little box out of my jacket and ask you a life-changing question, it's only fair to warn you, I'm a total golf nut. I play golf, I read about golf and I watch golf on TV. In short, I eat, sleep, and breathe golf. If that's going to be a problem for us, you'd better say so now!"
Linda paused, then responded, "Ed, that certainly won't be a problem. I love you as you are and I love golf too; but, since we're being totally honest with each other, you need to know that for the last five years I've been a hooker."
Ed paused for a few moments, then said, "It's probably because you're not keeping your wrists straight when you hit the ball.
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designed to amaze and astound
From the Archives
After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last May, scientists in New York City found traces of a copper-wire system dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network at least a century ago.
Not to be outdone, California scientists dug to a depth of 20 feet a month later. The following day, a front-page article in the "L.A. Times" read, "California archaeologists found traces of a 200-year-old copper wire system and concluded that Los Angeles had an advanced high-tech communications network 100 years earlier than New York's."
One week later, the "Redneck Rebel Gazette" in LaVergne, Tenn. reported the following: "After digging as deep as 30 feet in an empty field in nearby Smyrna, Bubba Ray Johnson, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Bubba subsequently concluded that 300 years ago, Tennessee had already gone wireless."
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Alzheimers in your future?
From the Archives
The following was developed as a mental age assessment by the School of Psychiatry at Harvard University...
Take your time and see if you can read each line aloud without a mistake. The average person over 40 years of age finds it extremely difficult.
1. This is this cat.
2. This is is cat.
3. This is how cat.
4. This is to cat.
5. This is keep cat.
6. This is an cat.
7. This is old cat.
8. This is fart cat.
9. This is busy cat.
10. This is for cat.
11. This is forty cat.
12. This is seconds cat.
Now go back and read the third word in each line from the top down...
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From the Archives
Our source over at the Hoover Institution (JoeMac) was told these were the top nine comments made by NBC sports commentators during the past Olympics that they wished they could take back...
• Dressage commentator: "This is really a lovely horse, and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother."
• Paul Hamm, Gymnast: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father."
• Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really serious."
• Softball announcer: "If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."
• Basketball analyst: "He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces."
• At the rowing medal ceremony: "Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew."
• Soccer commentator: "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field."
• Tennis commentator: "One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them... Oh my God, what have I just said?!"
• Weightlifting commentator: "This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing!"
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I see the new baby?
From the Archives
With all the recent new technology regarding fertility, a 65-year-old friend of mine was able to give birth. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, I went to visit.
"May I see the new baby?" I asked.
"Not yet," she said. I'll make some coffee and we can visit for a while first."
Thirty minutes had passed and I asked again, "May I see the new baby now?"
"No, not yet," she said.
Fifteen minutes later I asked for the third time, "May I see the baby now?"
Again she replied, "No, not yet."
Growing impatient, I asked, "Well, when can I see the baby?"
"When he cries," my friend said.
"WHEN HE CRIES?" I exclaimed. "Why do I have to wait until he cries?"
"Because I forgot where I put him, OK?"
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the day and a little girl’s life…
From the Archives
A biker was riding past the zoo when he noticed a little girl leaning against a lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion reached out, grabbed the girl by the cuff of her jacket and began to pull her inside the cage in full view of her screaming parents.
The biker immediately jumped off his bike, ran to the cage and struck the lion squarely on the nose with a powerful punch.
Whimpering in pain, the lion released the little girl and withdrew backward into his cage. The biker then picked up the frightened but uninjured little girl and carried her to her terrified parents.
Meanwhile, a newspaper reporter who had witnessed the incident jogged over to the biker and said, "Sir, that was the most gallant and brave thing I have ever seen a man do in my entire life."
The biker replied, "It was nothing, really. The lion was behind bars and the little kid was in danger. I only did what was right."
The reporter said, "Well, I'll make sure this doesn't go unnoticed. I'm a journalist for the New York Times, and I can guarantee you that this story will be on the front page of tomorrow morning's edition. So, what's your name, what do you do for a living, and what's your political affiliation?"
The biker replied, "I'm a U.S. Marine and a Republican."
The journalist finished with his notes, shook the biker's hand and left.
The next morning the biker bought a copy of the New York Times and looked at the front page. Sure enough, there was a story about him on the bottom of the page, right under a headline that read, "U.S. Marine Assaults African Immigrant and Steals His Lunch."
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in Florida are looking for the person who is catching crabs, defacing
them, then tossing them back in the water. They think he may be a Trump supporter.
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have some fun. Bake some iPhone cookies and
pretend to be speaking into one as you pass a cop. If
he pulls you over, take a big bite as he approaches
and ask, “Is there a problem, officer?”
THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES
June 11 — 12
June 11: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un brought his own toilet to the summit in Singapore. When he saw the toilet, President Trump said, "Oh, so you’re planning to tweet too?"
President Trump told reporters he'll know if the Kim Jong Un meeting is going well by "touch" and "feel." In other words, Trump's lawyer is going to have to pay Kim Jong Un $130,000.
There is a Japanese pop band whose members are all over 80 years old. The band is known for their No. 1 hit song, "Where Am I?"
President Trump said that during the North Korea summit, he will not focus on human rights abuses. Trump said, "My marriage is no one's business."
June 12: When asked about the #MeToo movement, Bill Clinton said the "norms have changed" for what "you can do to somebody against their will." When asked why he said that, Clinton said, "I like to say things that will haunt me the rest of my life."
Kim Jong Un and President Trump had lunch and were served Häagen-Dazs ice cream. It was a special occasion for the North Koreans because they've never heard of Häagen-Dazs. Or lunch.
President Trump said Kim Jong Un is "absolutely" invited to the White House. Unless, of course, Kim Jong Un wins the Super Bowl or the NBA Championship.
In New York City, an Uber driver kicked a lesbian couple out of his car after they kissed. The real story here is that Mike Pence drives for Uber.
George H.W. Bush turned 94 today, and he is now the oldest living president ever. Bush toasted himself saying, "Suck it, Thomas Jefferson."
June 11: It is "Jurassic World" week here at the show. "Jurassic World" is a movie about wild creatures trapped on an island. Or as Singapore calls that, "A little too close to home."
Tonight, in Singapore, Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un finally came face to face. Or in Kim's case, more like face to belly button.
There’s a lot riding on this meeting. Last night, Kim spent hours preparing, while at the same time Trump was in bed waiting for SpongeBob to perform at the Tonys.
At the G7 summit, Trump started fighting with Canada over trade. In response, one of Justin Trudeau's former advisers called Trump a pathetic little man child on Twitter. When Jeff Sessions heard that, he was like, "Did somebody say 'little man child'? That's what Trump calls me. Sorry if no one actually said that, my hearing is very fuzzy."
Then John Bolton was like, "Did someone say 'very fuzzy'? Because that's what Trump calls me. Sorry if no one actually said that. My hearing is bad, plain and simple."
Then Mike Pence was like, "Did somebody say 'plain and simple'? Because that's what Trump calls me. Sorry if no one actually said that. My mistake."
Then Don Jr. was like, "Did someone say 'mistake'? 'Cause that's what my dad calls me."
June 11: President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met tonight in Singapore after we taped our show. So if you're watching this on TV right now, either it went well, or you have a TV in your fallout shelter.
According to reports, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un brought his own toilet to Singapore for his summit with President Trump to prevent intelligence agencies from using the sewer to get information on his health. Intelligence agencies were like, “We're just going to go ahead and guess ‘bad,’ then?”
NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman arrived in Singapore today ahead of President Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. So at least if Kim launches a nuclear missile, Rodman will be there to grab the rebound.
The Broadway show "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" won best play at last night's Tony Awards — while the worst play was still that one by J.R. Smith.
Nordstrom is launching a new home and wellness collection that features a marijuana-scented candle. You can use it to cover up the smell when you get stoned on vanilla.
Facebook has announced a new page called "Memories" that will show users photos from the past. It's better than the original title for the page, "When You Were Thinner."
June 12: Following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump said in an interview that Kim is, quote, “a funny guy, he’s very smart, he’s a great negotiator.” In response Kim said, “Trump is also a funny guy. And that’s it.”
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement after their meeting. Also a “joint statement” — whatever Dennis Rodman said on CNN.
Following his summit with leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump said that he felt “foolish” using inflammatory language about North Korea, but said he had to do it to bring the countries together. Added Trump, “And now that that’s behind us, me and Little Rocket Fat-A** can get down to business.”
The Golden State Warriors held their NBA Championship parade today. And to add insult to injury, they held it in Cleveland.
June 11: Tomorrow is the big summit meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump spent the day preparing for the summit, which basically means he wrote on his hands, "South Korea good, North Korea bad," so he doesn't get confused.
When asked by reporters how he will know if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is serious about a peace treaty, President Trump said he will use his "touch" and "feel." This may not be a great plan. The last time Trump used his touch and feel method, he had to pay Stormy Daniels $130,000.
Honestly, it may work. After three minutes of being touched and felt by Trump, Kim Jong Un is just going to shout, "Fine! Take the nukes! Whatever you want, just stop touching me!"
The Tony Awards was last night — or as I call it, the Super Bowl — and it was absolutely wonderful. The moment everyone was buzzing about was when Robert De Niro had to be censored for saying on stage "f*** Trump." And today, angry Trump supporters everywhere are pretending that they actually watch the Tony Awards.
People were saying that it was brave for Robert De Niro to do this. It was a pretty liberal show-business audience, so really, saying "f*** Trump" at the Tonys is like saying "f*** cardio" at a Waffle House. I hate to be cynical, but I think De Niro's just promoting his next movie, "Meet the Trump Fockers."
After IHOP announced they would be changing their name to IHOb with a "b," the company revealed today with great fanfare that the "b" stands for "burgers." This is excellent news, because since I moved to America, I've been asking myself, "Where can I find a burger? I've looked high and low and you just can't find one here."
Listen, I know most of the people eating at IHOP are drunk, but I didn't know the people running the company were as well. Right now, the "b" stands for burger and then in two weeks, the "b" will almost definitely stand for "bankruptcy."
June 12: Everyone is still talking about President Trump's historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. This was the first time in history an American president had met with a North Korean leader. No one knew what to expect. On one hand, you have this nation led by an outcast with virtually no allies. And on the other hand, you have North Korea.
But the two leaders did seem to hit it off. In fact, Trump liked Kim so much, he's said he's going to let him decide the next presidential election.
President Trump says he got North Korea to commit to destroying a major missile testing site, but "didn't put it in the agreement because we didn't have time." Didn't have time? What? It's a nuclear deal. It's not a trip to Disneyworld where you didn't have time for Epcot.
According to a new report, Uber is developing a technology that would allow its app to determine if users are drunk. The new technology evaluates walking speed, whether the phone is swaying, and if you've made any typos. Now, look. Let's take the mystery out of this, Uber. It's 2:00 a.m., I'm standing outside a bar, and I typed in my destination as Taco Bell. Yeah, I'm drunk.
If you're making too many typos on your phone, Uber could determine you're drunk, or, at the very least, the president of the United States.
The fast food chain Sonic has introduced a new flavor of its iced slushes. And apparently, they've run out of ideas because this new flavor is Pickle Juice. This is great news for people who are hot, thirsty, and well into their second trimester.
Sonic says if this goes well, they're all set to unveil their next exciting flavor, Cabbage Drippings. Sonic claims the new flavor has "a distinctly summer vibe to create new summer memories." Memories like, "Hey! You remember that time I threw up at Sonic?"
Oh come on, you know you thought that was funny!
OK then, what about this?
WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE
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Do you consider yourself a brainiac when it comes to explaining magic tricks? If you do, tell us how THIS performance was done. It’s from a recent episode of Britain’s Got Talent. (6:35)
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There is no question that “America’s Got Talent” and “Britain’s Got Talent” have spawned similar talent search programs all over the globe, including several small countries like Sri Lanka, where some performers sometimes knock themselves out to impress the judges. HERE is an example of what we are talking about. (2:27)
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Where have all the truly funny comedians of the past gone? Sad to say, they’re all dead, and that’s a shame. It seems that most of today’s comics are political hacks under the guise of comedians whose shtick is zinging POTUS. They are not like THIS 30-year-old clip from 1986 where Buddy Hackett (1924-2003) tells a story about a visit to a doctor that cracks up the former King of Late Night, Johnny Carson (1925-2005). (1:52)
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It strikes us that the hit 1978 song “YMCA” by the Village People somehow loses something when sung in Finnish on a TV station in Finland. Click HERE and see if you agree. (2:15)
Speaking of that smash hit, we would wager that the average Farsider reader has danced to the original version of “YMCA” a couple dozen times over the past 38 years. For those of you with short memories, it went like THIS. (3:02)
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No Farsider entry with the hit song “YMCA” would be complete without the Amazing Christopher. If you like the song, this is a must see. And even if you have seen him before, we’re pretty sure you would like to see him again. Click HERE if we are right. (2:33)
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How's that memory of yours?
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Gary Johnson says this is not your typical Marine Corps promotion ceremony, which is obvious based on the pic below. But that’s just the beginning of the cuteness. Click HERE and watch the rest. (3:14)
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Speaking of the Marines, the poor guy in the middle of this assembled group from the heralded “Silent Drill Team” is sure to remember this as one of the non-highlights of his career. It proves that even the Marines who make up the cream of the crop of OUR military are human. (3:18)
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This looks like a decent assisted-care facility that would serve my needs when the time comes, but I suspect I might have a communication problem with the CURRENT residents. (6:44)
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When I first saw the photo below I said to myself, “My God, that’s the ugliest baby I have ever seen.” When I learned it was a baby gorilla, I thought, “Well that’s a relief, because I can’t imagine the horror of having a kid that looked like that and having to hide him until he was old enough to leave home.” Click HERE to watch the baby gorilla reunite with his family. (4:47)
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Meet the Comeback Kid. As the title says, he’s “The Bravest, Cutest Baby Monkey in the World. Clicking HERE will start the introduction. (7:22)
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When a homeless family needed to be rescued from a construction yard, Eldad and Lisa from Hope for Paws answered the call. By the time the family had arrived at the vet for a medical check, Lisa named the dad Wonton and the puppies Ravioli, Noodle and Macaroni. Mom wasn’t present at the time of the rescue, and it turned out that the pups had been raised by their DAD. (5:27)
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Does this pooch have a face that only a mother could love? One thing is for sure, his former owner said she didn’t want the elderly Shar-Pei any longer, so Eldad and Loreta came to its rescue and named him WALLY. (4:07)
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While Eldad was busy on another rescue, Lisa and JoAnn responded to a report of a dog that was living on the streets near LAX. It turned out that the little one had a microchip, but when the owner was contacted, she insisted that she no longer owned it. Lisa and JoAnn named the dog Viva, like the paper towels, and as of early this past May she was a happy young lady enjoying foster care while waiting for a forever home. HERE is Viva’s story. (3:57)
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One more rescue we are including this week comes from Comrade Kosovilka. It’s about three little puppies in India that were stuck in a pool of rock-solid tar. Their rescue presented a major challenge for the men from India’s Animal Aid Unlimited organization. WATCH how they managed to save the little puppies’ lives. (6:37)
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If you are an animal lover and haven’t subscribed to The Dodo YouTube Channel you are missing out on numerous video clips that are well worth watching. And the price is right, as in FREE. Here is a compilation clip of wild baby Animal rescues that are guaranteed to make you smile. (8:55)
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Here is a crumb for those of you who are not a fan of the President...
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Now that he doesn’t have to worry about embarrassing himself by falling on his ass trying to swing a golf club, Lumpy says he’s going to take up the game. Why? Because of the new EzeeGolf Power Club. Check THIS out. (1:00)
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This is part of the continuing “People are Awesome” series. If it were us, we would retitle it “People are Crazy.” THIS is why. (3:47)
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This is a video of a guy who ascended thousands of feet in the air while sitting in a lawn chair tied to several helium balloons. His plan to come down was to pop some of the balloons with a shotgun. WATCH what happens. (3:47)
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What has Stanley Roberts of Behaving Badly been up to? Funny you should ask. For starters, everyone should keep an eye out for THIS truck as it is still outstanding. (2:38)
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What can happen when Diamond and Silk sit in on a White House Press Briefing? in a word, THIS. (3:26)
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Indoor radio control flying has become so popular that hobbyists are now flying scale models slow and low, like this F4U Corsair of WWII fame. It even has retractible landing gear. How cool is THAT? (2:48)
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They are flying our commercial aircraft and fighter jets, driving our 18-wheelers, operating our heavy construction equipment, policing our streets, putting out fires and handling virtually everything else men have been known for in the past. Why shouldn’t WOMEN also drive what is left of America’s vanishing breed of steam locomotives? (6:28)
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Did we mention that some women are much smarter than many men?
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Warning: This video of a huge container ship crushing a mule is pretty graphic. Click HERE if you have the stomach for it, and don’t say you weren’t warned. (3:56)
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Since we are just a few days past the 74th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944), we thought we would once again present this restored series of rare color photos of the landings received from Lumpy. Although this will be the third time over the past 10 years they have been in the Farsider, they should be worth another look. It’s because of these guys along with the Marines in the South Pacific, the sailors who battled the enemy on both oceans and the airmen in the skies that we are speaking English today instead of German or Japanese. Pictured below is the first photo of the series. Clicking HERE then scrolling down will display the rest, all of which are captioned.
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Navy Lt. Kara “Revlon” Hultgreen was the very first fighter pilot in the US Navy. On Oct. 25, 1994 she was flying an F-14A Tomcat assigned to the USS Abraham Lincoln when she lost her life in an accident while attempting to land on the carrier. This is HOW it happened. (3:53)
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This week’s closer takes us back to Nov. of 1944, five months after the landings at Normandy. While the allies were freeing the European continent from the scourge of Hitler’s military machine, many young Americans’ lives were still being sacrificed in the battles against the Japanese in the South Pacific. This is a short tribute to a 23-year-old Navy flyer who was buried at sea inside his TBF Avenger after he was killed during the Battle of Manila bay. HIS name was Loyce Edward Deen. (2:30)
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Have a good week.
Pic of the Week
June 6, 1944, D-Day:
Prior to storming the beaches at Normandy, many American
troops exchanged texts and emails with their loved ones at home...
THE FARSIDER SUBSCRIPTION ROSTER as of 6/14/18
Additions and changes since the last published update (alphabetical by last name):
Bob Hollars — Address change
To receive the email address of anyone on the list -- or to receive the roster with all of the email addresses -- send your request to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Abram, Fred & Connie
Allen, Chaplain Bryan
Alvarez, Pat (Campbell)
Babineau, Dave & Cheryl
Bray, Mary Ellen
Bridgen, Betty Ruth
Brown Jr., Bill
Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Carr Jr., John
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Clark, Bill (the one who stayed)
Embry (Howsmon), Eva
Foulkes [Duchon], Louise
Gonzalez, D. (formerly D. Avila)
Guido, Jr., Jim
Guido, Sr. Jim
Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Howsmon, (Jr.) Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hunter, Dick (via daughter Kim Mindling)
Inami, Steve & Francine
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Klein, Lou Anna
Leonard (Lintern), Lynda
Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
O'Carroll, Diane (Azzarello)
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Rappe (Ryman), Bonnie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
Taves, Phil & Paula
Terry, Glenn & Maggie
Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
Van Dyck, Lois
Williams [Durham], Lanette
Windisch Jr., Steve