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NEW UPDATE ON DAVE BRIDGEN
As promised, Gary Johnson provided us with this
hours-old update on Dave’s condition at about 8 p.m.
last (Wed.) night, so it is about as fresh as it could
possibly be. He had just returned from the rehab
facility in Los Gatos where Dave was admitted following
last Friday’s procedure to implant a pulse generator in
Thanks for your patience. I told Dave that you had asked
if he wanted to share some pictures with his friends and
he said sure. While we were taking the pics with the hat
on, he took it off, and said, "They may as well see
everything!" What a guy!!
Today was a bunch better than yesterday. Much better!
But he still has a way to go.
Yesterday was his first day of therapy and they pretty
much worked everything out of him. He was really tired
last night, to the point that he was having trouble
waking up and then keeping his eyes open. Today, he was
awake and talkative when I got there. His voice was
stronger and he was more alert. We took him outside to
have his dinner, and he enjoyed being out in the fresh
They are still not sure why he has had an adverse
reaction to the surgery. He is undergoing Speech
Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.
They are working on helping him get his strength back,
as well as helping him "learn" to stand up, sit down,
move in and out of a car, walk, etc. Not sure how long
he is going to be in the rehab place, but he knows that
he has to work hard to gain his strength back so that he
can move on. And he is committed to doing so. His blood
pressure had gone a bit low today, and they are
When he went back to his room this evening he stopped to
talk to one of the other guys in his room. He greeted
him by name and told him that he had done good in his
therapy session. Dave has always been the encourager!
Dave said to thank everyone for their prayers, and he
wanted to let everyone know that they are going to take
the staples out of his head on Friday.
He appreciates and welcomes visits. My suggestion is to
wait until after 4:00 p.m. because of his therapy
schedule. His dinner time is 5:30 PM, and shortly
thereafter he heads for bed. He has been eating outside
in the fresh air, and it is OK to sit with him during
dinner. The therapy is very tiring for him.
Dave is at the El Camino at Los Gatos Rehab facility.
The address is 355 Dardanelli Lane, in Los Gatos — on
the corner of Knowles and Dardanelli.
Funny little story: Apparently many people are going to
the hospital next door and asking for directions to Room
1112. The people at the Info Desk tell them, "You must
be looking for Dave Bridgen. He is in the facility next
door." Seems that everyone knows Dave! As the nurse was
helping to get Dave ready for bed I told him that I was
going to burn off a copy of the Farsider and bring it to
him tomorrow, but if I found out he was dogging it
during therapy, I wasn't going to leave it for him. He
chuckled and told the nurse, "He talks like that, but
he's going to give it to me." I hate it when he's
The pictures were taken on the patio. Also in the
pictures with Dave is his wife, Betty Ruth and Mike Wass,
a good friend of the Bridgens, SJPD and the Chaplaincy.
Please feel free to edit this however you need. I tend
to ramble. You sat close to Betty Barnacle, so some of
her skill rubbed off on you!
No editing necessary, Gary. You did a fine job. On
behalf of Dave's many friends, thank you very much.
Because we don’t know how long Dave will remain at the
rehab facility, we suggest that get well cards be mailed
to his residence since Betty Ruth visits him daily. For
Dave’s home address, send a request to
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and we’ll email it right back.
PBA MEETING REMINDER
Wednesday. Same time, same place, different menu. Bring
member and drink free at the bar. What else is there to
FINAL NOTIFICATION FOR THE RETIREES’ ASSN. BARBECUE
Association of Retired San Jose Police Officers &
Announces its 32nd Annual BBQ
of Monterey Highway in Coyote Valley
August 20, 2015
to 7:00 PM
Served at 5:00 PM
Cob, Salad, Garlic Bread,
Drinks, Beer & Wine
Checks Payable to:
Jose, CA 95159.
need a count of Retirees and Spouses
be attending the BBQ by this Saturday, Aug. 15th
something comes up and you are not able to attend,
know by sending an e-mail to
South: Take the Bernal Road Exit West - Right turn: turn
right at the 2nd stop light - you will dead end into
Monterey Road. Turn left: go 1 mile south to Metcalf
Road - turn left: make immediate right turn (approx. 50
yds.): follow that road to Coyote Ranch.
FROM 85 South: Take Bernal Exit West - Right turn (DO
NOT GET ON 101): turn right at the 1st stop light - you
will dead end into Monterey Road. Turn left: go 1 mile
south to Metcalf Road - turn left: make immediate right
turn (approx. 50 yds.): follow that road to Coyote
This is an update on last week’s SacBee article about
the effort by Reed and his cohort to bring the pension
issue in front of the California voters. The same topic
was covered in today's the Mercury News (next item).
Note the differences in tone of how each paper covered
the same story...
California Pension Reform Backers Slam Kamala Harris’
—Attorney general says initiative ‘eliminates
Sacramento Bee — Aug. 11, 2015
Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is at the forefront of
a drive to
limit defined-benefit pensions for government workers in
of a California ballot initiative requiring pension
changes to go through a public vote on Tuesday rejected
Attorney General Kamala Harris’ official description of
the measure as an attempt “to try to mislead the
For every ballot measure, the attorney general’s office
issues a short name and description to appear on the
petitions that backers use to get signatures. Because it
is often the entry point for voters to understand what’s
in a ballot initiative, the wording carries high stakes.
Backers of a similar pension-altering measure sued
Harris last year over her office’s description of that
initiative, arguing that the characterization would bias
voters against the measure. The court ruled against
them, saying there was “nothing false or misleading”
about Harris’ description.
They had similar criticisms for the title and summary
issued Tuesday, which state that the measure “eliminates
constitutional protections” for current employees and
would lead to “significant effects – savings and costs –
on state and local governments.”
“This simple initiative gives voters the ability to stop
sweetheart and unsustainable pension deals that
politicians concoct behind closed doors with government
union bosses,” former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and
former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio, the
measure’s proponents, said in a joint statement. “That’s
why the politicians and union bosses oppose this
initiative – and why they continue to try to mislead the
public on what the initiative does.”
Opponents of the measure said the opposite, arguing that
by failing to explicitly name affected public employees,
such as teachers and firefighters, the summary “falls
far short of describing the chaos and uncertainty that
would occur” if the measure passed.
“This Tea Party-backed measure is a back-door way of
repealing Constitutionally-vested and promised rights to
retirement security and health care and breaks contracts
negotiated through collective bargaining,” Dave Low, the
head of a union-backed group called Californians for
Retirement Security, said in a statement.
Kristin Ford, Harris’ press secretary, defended the
office’s work. “We issued a title and summary that is
based on independent analyses and gives voters a clear
and accurate description of the proposed initiative,”
she said in a statement.
Despite their concerns, Reed and DeMaio showed no sign
of pulling back the initiative, saying they were “very
confident” voters would pass the measure.
The proposal sustains a long-running battle over public
pensions, with Reed and DeMaio championing the argument
that California’s long-term pension debt will cripple
the state over the long term.
In addition to allowing voters to weigh in on public
employee compensation, the initiative would mandate that
voters approve any increases in pension benefits, sign
off on new state and local employees being enrolled in
the “defined-benefit” plans that are now commonplace,
and OK governments covering more than half of retirement
While Reed’s camp has cast the measure as a way to give
all Californians a stake in a pressing budget crisis,
dubbing it the “Voter Empowerment Act of 2016,” union
opponents have decried it as an attack on workers and
their retirement guarantees.
Same topic, different newspaper. This is how the Mercury
News presented the same story in today's paper. It's an
example of why you can't rely on a single source to
provide you with a true, complete and unbiased picture
or view of an event or issue...
Words at Issue
—Initiative’s supporters say summary again has clear
Lin, Associated Press
News — Aug. 13, 2015
— Proponents of a California pension initiative said
Tuesday that state Attorney General Kamala Harris is
once again favoring labor unions by using the same words
she used to describe their previous failed bid to limit
taxpayer spending on public pensions.
“The first sentence is a repeat of the first sentence
from the initiative two years ago,” said former San Jose
Mayor Chuck Reed. “It’s been certainly poll-tested by
the unions and fed to the attorney. It’s inaccurate and
Reed and former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio say
they will conduct a legal review of the attorney
general’s title and summary language before they begin
collecting the 585,407 voter signatures needed to
qualify for the November 2016 ballot. They said voters
will want to review retirement benefit decisions made by
Facing a Tuesday deadline to release her description of
the initiative, Harris wrote the proposal would
eliminate constitutional protections on pension and
health care benefits for public employees, “including
those working in K-12 schools, higher education,
hospitals, and police protection.”
David Low, chairman of the labor-backed Californians for
Retirement Security, said while Harris’ description was
accurate, he wanted her to list public employees as
teachers, nurses and police as she did before.
“You put this on the ballot, it’s dead in the water,”
Low said of the initiative.
Pension reform advocates had abandoned their attempt to
enable governments in California to cut future pension
benefits for current workers after losing a court fight
over the attorney general’s legal description last year.
In finding Harris’ summary accurate, Sacramento County
Judge Allen Sumner wrote the use of the words
“eliminates constitutional protections” was not false or
They returned this year with the “Voter Empowerment Act
of 2016,” which would require voters to approve any new
pension benefits or upgrades to current ones. The new
proposal would require voters to approve defined
benefits for new employees hired starting Jan. 1, 2019,
as well as pension enhancements for existing workers.
Voters also would have to give authorization if the
state or a local government wanted to contribute more
than half of pension costs for their employees. Unions
have battled repeatedly with DeMaio, a Republican who
lost bids for San Diego mayor in 2012 and Congress in
2014, and Reed, a Democrat who was forced from office
last year by term limits. Both Reed and DeMaio
successfully led voters in San Jose and San Diego to
approve local pension-cutting plans in 2012.
Pension-reform advocates say unchecked retirement
benefits will keep libraries closed, leave potholes
unfilled and deprive residents of key public services as
resources are increasingly diverted to pay for pensions.
Labor unions say the cost- cutting push deprives workers
of collective bargaining and makes crucial jobs less
attractive to potential recruits.
The Legislature’s nonpartisan budget analyst, Mac
Taylor, and Gov. Jerry Brown’s finance director, Michael
Cohen, described the latest proposal as creating
“significant uncertainty” on current and future
government employee compensation.
They noted that measure could face legal challenges. And
while it could yield large savings on defined pension
benefits and lower retiree health care costs for
taxpayers, the two say it could drive costs elsewhere
such as into defined contribution plans like 401(k)s,
higher wages and shift more public workers onto Social
“The magnitude and timing of these effects would depend
heavily on future decisions made by voters, governmental
employers, and the courts,” Taylor and Cohen wrote.
• • • •
Craig Shuey spotted this article in yesterday’s Contra
Costa Times. It also appears in today’s Mercury News. In
this case, both stories are identical because both
papers are owned by the same company, and both stories
were written by the same journalist...
Offers Raises to Police Officers' Union, But Could be
Derailed by Pension Settlement Dispute
Costa Times — Aug. 12, 2015
SAN JOSE --
The city and its police union were close to a deal on
raises Wednesday that would wrap up a pay and benefits
package officers say is crucial to keeping cops on the
But a last-minute dispute over how to implement a
proposed pension settlement reached last month threatens
to hold up the accord.
"All of a sudden, the city attorney comes up with some
idea to not implement it and to change the agreement,"
said Tom Saggau, spokesman for the San Jose Police
Officers' Association. "And we're going to have none of
City leaders on Tuesday offered police officers a
one-year labor agreement that includes 8 percent in
ongoing raises and 5 percent one-time bonuses, ending
four months of contentious labor negotiations. The
agreement gives San Jose officers a 4 percent salary
increase in January and another 4 percent raise in July,
in addition to a 5 percent bonus: 2.5 percent when the
POA ratifies the deal, and another 2.5 percent in
It also offers the 5 percent as a "signing bonus" to
former officers who return to the force in the next
But while union leaders said the wage proposal is a
"worthy" one, it's being overshadowed by last-minute
snags with implementing the settlement agreement on the
Measure B pension reforms city voters approved three
years ago. The proposed settlement with the fire and
police unions aimed to replace the pension reform
measure with a number of compromises.
The Measure B settlement has yet to be ratified by the
police union, leading to the City Council yanking it
from a meeting agenda Tuesday. And POA officials say the
wage deal and Measure B settlement go hand-in-hand --
police officers won't ratify one deal without the other.
The city and union can't agree on how to replace Measure
B with the new settlement. The agreement outlines a "quo
warranto" process, which means a Superior Court judge
will invalidate Measure B and allow the city to replace
it with the settlement. But Mayor Sam Liccardo has
concerns about that process, saying he's worried San
Jose will get sued by some of the nearly 70 percent of
residents who voted for Measure B.
City Attorney Rick Doyle has proposed a "stay" on
Measure B, union officials said, and wants to pass
ordinances to replace it while putting the changes out
to voters in 2016.
"This is not a bait-and-switch," Doyle said Wednesday.
"All it takes it one person to sue the city. In our
view, this significantly reduces the risk."
But since Measure B made changes to the city charter,
it's unclear if ordinances could modify that. A quo
warranto proceeding was used in Seal Beach and other
cities to overturn voter-approved initiatives.
"The advantage of quo warranto is it would invalidate
the entire ballot proposition and allow everybody to
start over," said Stephen Silver, a Santa Monica-based
attorney who worked on the Seal Beach case and
represents San Jose retirees in a lawsuit.
The city's proposal on police raises also includes 2.5
percent of pay for bilingual officers, mandatory
overtime processes and annual education reimbursement of
$1,000. The officers' union will begin voting on the
wage agreement Friday if the parties resolve the dispute
over Measure B.
The City Council called a special closed-session Friday
to discuss it.
THE TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD
The Mercury News’ editorial board — namely Barbara
Marshman — continues to be enchanted and upbeat by San
Jose’s new mayor…
is Meeting High Expectations
News — Aug. 9, 2015
Mayor Sam Liccardo is living up to the promise that a
majority of voters saw in him last fall.
He has kicked off many of the initiatives he talked
about, from jobs for youth to forging ties with the tech
sector. He has worked for both affordable housing and
preservation of land for economic growth.
He has reached out expansively to the city’s East Side,
which largely supported his opponent.
The symbolism of moving the State of the City event to
Independence High School was powerful, but he has
continued to work substantively to be mayor of all of
San Jose. (By the way, when was the last time we had a
mayor who did interviews in Spanish?) Liccardo also has
grasped opportunities to put San Jose in the state and
For example, he joined with water district and Santa
Clara partners in the jointly run South Bay treatment
plant to propose an ambitious upgrade that can purify
wastewater to drinkable quality, boosting the
reliability of Silicon Valley’s supply. None of that
would seem as significant today, however, if Liccardo
hadn’t also settled with city unions on Measure B.
The pension reform measure passed by voters in 2012 was
a last resort when then-Mayor Chuck Reed’s
administration and public safety union leaders couldn’t
agree on cost savings for the unsustainable system. But
by last year’s election cycle, it was clear that the
costs of Measure B litigation and the exodus of
experienced employees, particularly police officers,
also were unsustainable.
In recommending Liccardo for mayor, we hoped he would
settle this. It took time to build trust, but ultimately
city and labor leaders came to the table with positive
proposals and attitudes.
And fortunately, in the op-ed on this page, Reed joins
his successor in support of the agreement. That will
help reassure employees that, if the settlement has to
be ratified by voters rather than being fully resolved
in court, there will be no credible opposition to a
ballot measure. Nobody is more hard-line on fiscal
responsibility than Reed.
The settlement clears the way for Liccardo to work on
rebuilding city services decimated over a decade of
budget cuts and to focus on the future.
Focus. Aye, there’s the rub. Liccardo has a schedule
packed with community events. He launches what seems
like an initiative a week, and based on his texting
habits — does the man ever sleep?
Several Brown Act violations this year, while
self-disclosed and clearly unintentional, could be
symptoms of simply trying to do too much. We worry that
by being so hands-on — a habit from his council days —
he risks missing the big opportunities for San Jose that
require laser-focused leadership.
But Liccardo’s primary mission this year had to be
pulling a fractured city back together without letting
costs get out of control. On that, the new mayor is off
to a very good start.
• • • • •
What are the odds that Chuck Reed was grimacing when he
co-authored this opinion piece for last Sunday’s paper?
B Settlement is Right for San Jose
Liccardo and Chuck Reed
to the Mercury News — Aug. 9, 2015
For both of
our mayoral administrations, three objectives have
guided our negotiations to settle litigation with our
police and fire unions over pension reform: First,
reducing the costs of unsustainable retirement benefits;
second, ensuring that the pension system does not add to
the $3 billion in unfunded liabilities already thrust on
future generations; and third, reaching a settlement
that enables us to rebuild San Jose’s shrinking police
The agreement reached in July accomplishes all three.
First, it will save taxpayer dollars. The calculations
of city staff and an independent actuary show we’ll
achieve $1.7 billion in cost reductions over the next
three decades compared to the retirement benefits fire
and police received as recently as 2012.
And that does not include additional savings that can
emerge through pending negotiations with the city’s
other nine unions.
How does this $1.7 billion compare to the savings we
sought through Measure B, the pension reform measure
approved by the voters and now contested in litigation?
In health benefits, this settlement offers savings of
$244 million over 30 years that we did not achieve in
Measure B. This was accomplished by closing the retiree
medical plan — eliminating the defined retiree health
care benefit for newly hired employees and providing
incentives for current employees to opt into a less
On pensions, the settlement offers a Goldilocks solution
between the fiscally soft benefit structure that existed
prior to Measure B and the harder alternative in the
measure that caused some police officers to leave for
cities that paid better.
It creates a pension plan competitive with other police
departments’ plans, but it will cost less.
It will save taxpayers 80 percent of what Measure B
would have saved, or about $1.15 billion over 30 years.
The settlement also eliminates the supplemental pension
benefit, known as the “bonus check,” saving $270 million
over 30 years, while still protecting existing
lower-income retirees with a much less expensive
The agreement would not include savings contemplated by
Measure B’s mandate for employees to pay up to an
additional 16 percent of their salaries for pensions. We
would need to chase those savings down a long and
perilous road, however, spending millions in litigation
over several years to appeal to the California Supreme
Court. If we failed, we’d lose the $1.7 billion in
savings achieved by this settlement, not to mention many
more longtime employees who would be likely to resign.
Our residents and our employees deserve the certainty of
resolution — and of those savings — today.
This agreement sharply reduces the likelihood of
saddling future generations with additional unfunded
debt. Halting any future commitment of defined retiree
medical benefits forecloses the creation of new
liabilities in that plan. San Jose would be one of the
first major cities in the nation to do this.
The settlement also preserves modified forms of Measure
B mandates for sharing future pension costs 50/50 by
employees and the city, prohibiting retroactive
enhancement of benefits and curbing disability abuses.
Finally, reaching an agreement goes a long way toward
aligning our officers, firefighters and the city in a
common imperative: rebuilding our public safety
With new leadership in those unions and departments, we
have a unique opportunity to do so collaboratively.
To be sure, neither side got everything it wanted in
this settlement. In a serious negotiation, nobody ever
The important question is whether both sides
accomplished their key objectives.
They did, and San Jose is better for it.
Sam Liccardo became mayor of San Jose this year, and
Chuck Reed was mayor the previous eight years. They
wrote this for this newspaper.
• • • • •
This story from San Jose’s political newspaper brings
back not-so-fond memories from a few decades ago of
compulsory meetings by all sworn personnel where we had
to sit and listen to Wigsy Silverstein pontificate on
how we needed to deal with San Jose’s gay community…
Police Chief Orders Additional Bias Training
Jennifer Wadsworth <@jennwadsworth>
Inside — Aug. 12, 2015
National outrage over biased policing has led to a
positive local response.
national outrage over police violence and its
inequitable toll on black lives, San Jose has committed
to ramping up anti-bias training for its own officers.
Current events, as well as substantial prodding from
activists and the former independent police auditor,
prompted the San Jose Police Department to re-examine
the way it trains sworn staff in cultural diversity and
The department will begin meeting with community leaders
to talk about how to enhance diversity curriculum for
academy recruits, Chief Larry Esquivel said Tuesday. It
will also send all sworn staff for training at the
Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.
In addition, the department’s chief officers—ranked
lieutenant and above—will attend a two-and-a-half-day
training on fair and impartial policing in April. The
course, taught by University of South Florida
criminologist Dr. Lorie Fridell, addresses the science
In a memo announcing his plan, Esquivel said he chose
Fridell after reading an article she penned for the June
issue of Police Chief magazine. Her piece, co-authored
by retired Palo Alto Lt. Sandra Brown, explains the
distinction of explicit and implicit bias. The former
associates various groups with negative stereotypes out
of hostility. The latter also relies on stereotypes, but
on a subconscious level as a mental shortcut.
“Even the best officers—because they are human—can
perform biased policing,” Fridell and Brown wrote. “And
even the best agencies—because they hire humans to do
the work—must be proactive to produce fair and impartial
In her train-the-trainer course, Fridell aims to teach
SJPD’s command staff how to recognize the biases they
don’t realize they have. She also talks about how biased
policing can be unsafe and unjust. According to her
website, the program will cost the city $16,500.
Dozens of law enforcement agencies have turned to
Fridell in recent years as high-profile police
violence—particularly against unarmed men of color—has
shaken the public trust.
In San Jose, two federal lawsuits filed this year accuse
police of racial profiling. The most recent, filed in
July, claims an officer pulled his gun on an African
American man at his own home in front of his wife and
Meanwhile, data collected on last year’s traffic stops
showed that San Jose police are more likely to treat
black or Latino people as potential suspects. Black and
Latino residents comprise a third of the city’s
population but accounted for two-thirds of traffic stops
in 2014. The city will hire an independent analyst to
study those findings.
Yet citizen complaints about police bias have never once
been upheld, according to a report earlier this year
from recently retired Independent Police Auditor LaDoris
Cordell. Before she stepped down last month, she urged
police to re-evaluate the way they reviews those claims.
Esquivel's predecessor, Chief Chris Moore, had some of
his officers participate in a study on implicit bias in
2011. The report issued by the Consortium for Police
Leadership in Equity raised awareness of subconscious
bias and called for more targeted training to address
That same year, Moore updated the department's duty
manual to make biased policing a policy violation. The
revised language holds that: "Officers will not engage
in biased and/or discriminatory-based policing as this
undermines the relationship between the police and the
public and is contradictory to the department’s mission
Currently, SJPD puts academy recruits through 24 hours
of cultural diversity training that addresses racial
profiling and hate crimes. Officers have to take
additional two-hour diversity trainings every five
Esquivel said he hopes to develop a more robust
anti-bias curriculum in time for the March 2016 police
Ed Bettencourt sent us a message last Friday advising
that Jerry Smith had posted on Facebook about a former
SJPD officer’s passing. Smith's message read…
I am sure there are some on here
who remember Mike, badge 2468. I know he remained
friends with a few at SJPD. He was only at SJPD for 2
years, leaving in 1987 to obtain his MBA at Harvard and
eventually moved on and upward in his life. He is
survived by his wife and 3 children.
A grad of Bellarmine and Santa Clara University, he was
Navy aviator for 4 years before coming to SJPD in 1985.
We were SJPD Academy classmates, assigned alongside each
other at the same classroom desk. Dennis Luca was our
TAC. His father is retired SJ Fire. Always thought that
if he decided to stay that he would have gone to the
top, doing it the right way all the way...which is how
he continued to live his life as a leader.
Google directed us to a story about the former San Jose
Schneickert, a former Navy pilot and historic
preservation leader in Pasadena, died July 1, 2015 from
injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
HERE to read the story that was posted in the July
20th edition of the Pasadena-Star News about Michael
• • • • •
Am I the only one who thinks Trump is a total B.S.
artist and that there is no possible way that a majority
of Republican and independents will give him the keys to
the White House? He is typical of someone who has more
money than he could spend in a thousand lifetimes and
now craves only one thing: total and complete power.
Listen closely to what he says when he talks. Just when
you think he's about to explain how he plans to solve a
major problem — like making Mexico pay for a border
fence — he does a better sidestep than Charles Durning
did in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." (Knowing
you guys, I'll bet you can find what I'm talking about.)
What I would like to see is a response from one of my
SJPD brothers or sisters who thinks they can defend the
antics of this mega rich caveman, and I don't care if
you withhold their name or not.
You really stepped in it this time, TP, because we know
for a fact that there are many readers who see Trump as
the savior of the country. Whether any of them will
respond to your rant remains to be seen. And yes, we
have no problem withholding their name upon request.
As for Durning doing the Sidestep from “Best Little
Whorehouse,” I went on a treasure hunt because that was
the part of the movie I liked best. Turns out that the
song and dance from the movie was on YouTube at one
time, but it had been pulled by the studio. A further
search, however, turned up Durning performing the song
and dance on Dolly Parton’s show in 1987. To see it,
HERE and get ready to tap your feet and sing along…
Sadly, Charles Durning died on Christmas Eve of 2012 at
the age of 89.
• • • •
You deserve to know how much our Secretary of State,
John Kerry, knows about the Iran deal. Watch
• • • • •
When Pete Guerin emailed us a copy of a letter he sent
to the Mercury News yesterday, we would have wagered
that it would not make it into print. Son-of-a-gun...
Jury Ban Could Be Bad for Recruitment
to the Editor
News — Aug. 13, 2015
Are we sure
that a grand jury ban (Page A1, Aug. 12) regarding
officer-involved shootings is a good thing?
As a lifelong San Jose resident, I have observed that in
the 1960s and 1970s the San Jose Police Department
recruited and drew some of the finest men and women who
had the intellect, the education and the character to do
the job of police officer. I also found out that
numerous officers had an education in engineering,
education and psychological services, but instead chose
to serve their community.
I fear that placing more scrutiny and restrictions on
officers will cause them to choose other options. Could
we be better served by educating our ever-declining
culture to obey lawful requests by police officers? My
observation is that a very high percentage of
officer-involved shootings going to a grand jury start
with a suspect refusing to comply with a lawful order,
or arrest for a somewhat minor law violation.
Peter T. Guerin
• • • • •
That picture of Bill and Hillary you ran last week seems
to have been prophetic. What’s going on? Do you two have
an IN with the Feds? Curious minds want to know.
Red is referring to this photo that we chose as last
Thursday’s Pic of the Week...
There was nothing, as he says, prophetic about choosing
it. Call it a coincidence, the luck of the draw,
whatever. Our Pic of the Week folder contains all sorts
of images, some political, some not. Here is an example
NEWS FOR SIRIUS/XM SATELLITE RADIO “ESCAPE” LISTENERS
Do you have
Sirius/XM radio at home and/or in your car? And if you
do, is “Escape” (Channel 69) a station you often listen
Sirius/XM has made the decision to eliminate “Escape”
from its line-up as of today, Thursday, Aug. 13th. After
today, it will only be available on-line (which costs
more) and via the Sirius/XM app (data charges will apply
if no WiFi). The channel will NOT be available on
If you go to the “SiriusXM Escape” Facebook page you
will see that this move has pissed off tons of people,
and it was inevitable that this action would give rise
to an on-line petition asking that the mellow “Escape”
music channel be retained in its line-up.
HERE is the petition you can sign if you want
Sirius/XM to keep “Escape.” (For address I just typed in
my city and state.)
EVER FEEL LIKE RODNEY DANGERFIELD WHO GOT “NO RESPECT?”
Protesters Label Roasted Pig ‘Darren Wilson,’ Eat Head
Outside Police Station
Breitbart News — Aug. 9, 2015
Mo. (AP) — Ferguson protesters are using a roasted pig’s
head during a demonstration marking the eve of the
one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s shooting death.
HERE to watch the video. (1:16)
peaceful march during the day, hundreds of protesters
converged outside the police department after 10 p.m.
They carved and ate from the pig’s head, which was
placed on a concrete barrier near the building. Earlier
in the day, someone had scrawled the name “Darren
Wilson” on the side of the animal.
Wilson wasn’t charged in the Aug. 9, 2014, shooting of
the black 18-year-old, whose death galvanized the “Black
Lives Matter” movement and months of protests in the St.
Louis suburb and beyond.
About a dozen officers stood watch outside while many
others were stationed inside police department.
PASS THE POPCORN — NO EXTRA BUTTER NECESSARY
—Bernie Sanders’ speech in Seattle shut down by “Black
Lives Matter” protestors—
We found this posting on the Powerline Blog amusing. Not
just amusing. OK, perhaps it did generate a chuckle or
two. Or three. Or…
War on the Left, Part 21
Powerline Blog — Aug. 8. 2015
this story requires no analysis or set up at all. From
SEATTLE TIMES a few hours ago (though really if you
have ten minutes you should just skip this news account
and go straight to the two videos below—they are
Lives Matter Protesters Shut Down Bernie Sanders Speech
A Seattle speech by Democratic presidential candidate
Bernie Sanders was pre-empted in a chaotic confrontation
Saturday afternoon with a handful of Black Lives Matter
protesters, who took the stage and refused to let him
As the star attraction at a rally for expanding Social
Security and Medicare, Sanders was just starting to
address the crowd, thanking Seattle for being “one of
the most progressive cities in the United States of
That’s as far as he got, as a pair of women walked
onstage and grabbed the microphone.
“If you do not listen… your event will be shut down,”
one of the protesters told organizers, who at first
argued that they could speak after Sanders, but relented
and said they could go first.
Some in the mostly white audience booed and hissed as
they urged protesters to let the senator talk. A few
yelled for police to make arrests. The protesters
demanded silence before they’d speak.
Marissa Johnson, one of the protesters, shot back at the
crowd, “I was going to tell Bernie how racist this city
is filled with progressives, but you did it for me,”
accusing the audience of “white supremacist liberalism.”
The activists demanded 4 ½ minutes of silence in memory
of Michael Brown, the black man shot to death by a white
police officer in Ferguson, Missouri a year ago. While
rally organizers stood and raised their hands in
support, some in the crowd yelled profanities.
After the few minutes of silence, the protesters said
they wanted to hold Sanders accountable for failing to
address their concerns when he was similarly interrupted
at a town hall for liberal activists in Phoenix last
month. Johnson beckoned Sanders to stand closer to him
as she spoke — he refused.
Actually, some commentary is deserved. That a Democratic
political rally would allow “a handful” of demonstrators
to shut down and hijack their event shows how deeply
liberals have drunk the White Guilt Kool Aid. Sanders
never did get to speak. He left, appropriately enough,
in a white-colored vehicle, according to news accounts.
Below are two videos of the event, first the
interruption, and then the speech of the protesters. The
organizers totally caved in to what appears to be a mob
of three. After saying he’ll shut down the event, the
organizer caves and asks, “How long do you want?” And
Sanders stepped back and allowed it to happen. Some
presidential material. Once upon a time a candidate
might have said, “I’m paying for this microphone you
Pass the popcorn indeed. No extra butter necessary.
HERE to watch the first clip…
HERE to watch the continuation…
THIS is how The Donald responded to
Black Lives Matter takeover of the Bernie Sanders
THE CEMETERY WATCHMAN
Contributed by Jordon Freitas
wanted to get the day over with and go down to Smokey's
for a brew. Sneaking a look at my watch, I saw the time,
1655. Five minutes to go before the cemetery gates are
closed for the day. Full dress was hot in the August
sun. Oklahoma summertime was as bad as ever — the heat
and humidity at the same level — both too high.
I saw the car pull into the drive, a '69 or '70 model
Cadillac Deville, looked factory-new. It pulled into the
parking lot at a snail's pace. An old woman got out so
slowly I thought she was paralyzed; she had a cane and a
sheaf of flowers--about four or five bunches as best I
I couldn't help myself. The thought came unwanted, and
left a slightly bitter taste: "She's going to spend an
hour, and for this old Marine, my hip hurts like hell
and I'm ready to get out of here right now!" But for
this day, my duty was to assist anyone coming in.
Kevin would lock the 'In' gate, and if I could hurry the
old biddy along, we might make it to Smokey's in time.
I broke post attention. My hip made gritty noises when I
took the first step and the pain went up a notch. I must
have made a real military sight: middle-aged man with a
small pot gut and half a limp, in Marine full-dress
uniform which had lost its razor crease about thirty
minutes after I began my watch at the cemetery.
I stopped in front of her, halfway up the walk. She
looked up at me with an old woman's squint.
"Ma'am, may I assist you in any way?"
She took long enough to answer.
"Yes, son. Can you carry these flowers? I seem to be
moving a tad slow these days."
"My pleasure, ma'am." Well, it wasn't too much of a lie.
She looked again. "Marine, where were you stationed?"
"Vietnam, ma'am. Ground-pounder. '69 to '71."
She looked at me closer. "Wounded in action, I see. Well
done, Marine. I'll be as quick as I can."
I lied a little bigger: "No hurry, ma'am."
She smiled and winked at me. "Son, I'm 80-years-old and
I can tell a lie from a long way off. Let's get this
done. Might be the last time I can do this. My name's
Joanne Wieserman, and I've a few Marines I'd like to see
one more time."
"Yes, ma 'am. At your service."
She headed for the World War I section, stopping at a
stone. She picked one of the flowers out of my arm and
laid it on top of the stone. She murmured something I
couldn't quite make out. The name on the marble was
Donald S. Davidson, USMC: France 1918.
She turned away and made a straight line for the World
War II section, stopping at another stone. I saw a tear
slowly tracking its way down her cheek. She put a bunch
on the stone; the name was Stephen X. Davidson, USMC,
She went up the row a ways and laid another bunch on a
stone, Stanley J. Wieserman, USMC, 1944.
She paused for a second. "Two more, son, and we'll be
I almost didn't say anything, but, "Yes, ma'am. Take
She looked confused. "Where's the Vietnam section, son?
I seem to have lost my way."
I pointed with my chin. "That way, ma'am."
"Oh!" she chuckled quietly. "Son, me and old age ain't
She headed down the walk I'd pointed at. She stopped at
a couple of stones before she found the ones she wanted.
She placed a bunch on Larry Wieserman, USMC, 1968, and
the last of the flowers on Darrel Wieserman, USMC, 1970.
She stood there and murmured a few words I still
couldn't make out.
"OK, son, I'm finished. Get me back to my car and you
can go home."
"Yes, ma'am. If I may ask, were those your kinfolk?"
She paused. "Yes,Donald Davidson was my father, Stephen
was my uncle, Stanley was my husband, Larry and Darrel
were our sons. All killed in action, all Marines.'
She stopped. Whether she had finished, or couldn't
finish, I don't know. She made her way to her car,
slowly and painfully.
I waited for a polite distance to come between us and
then double-timed it over to Kevin who was waiting by
the car. "Get to the 'Out' gate quick. I have something
I've got to do."
Kevin started to say something, but saw the look I gave
him. He broke the rules to get us there down the service
road. We beat her. She hadn' t made it around the
"Kevin, stand to attention next to the gate post. Follow
my lead." I humped it across the drive to the other
When the Cadillac came puttering around from the hedges
and began the short straight traverse to the gate, I
called in my best gunny's voice: "TehenHut! Present
I have to hand it to Kevin, he never blinked an eye;
full dress attention and a salute that would make his DI
She drove through that gate with two old worn-out
Marines giving her the send off she deserved for service
rendered to her country, and for knowing Duty, Honor and
I am not sure, but I think I saw a salute returned from
Instead of The End, just think of "Taps."
As a final thought on my part, let me share a favorite
"Lord, keep our servicemen and women safe, whether they
serve at home or overseas. Hold them in Your loving
hands and protect them as they protect us."
Let's all keep those currently serving and those who
have gone before in our thoughts and prayers. They are
the reason for the many freedoms we enjoy.
THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES
Aug. 5 —
Tomorrow night is the first Republican debate. Which
means Donald Trump's hair and makeup team should be
getting started right about now.
The debate rules state that the highest-polling
candidate is given the middle podium, which means Donald
Trump will be center stage tomorrow night. Well, that
and the fact that he was going to stand there anyway.
Delta and United Airlines announced this week that they
will no longer allow passengers to transport animals
that they killed on hunting trips. Which begs the
question: "There was a time when you COULD do that?"
Aug. 7: One of the candidates at the early GOP debate,
George Pataki, said his routine before every debate is
to drink a diet lemon Snapple iced tea and pray. Which
is also the advice Chris Christie gets from his doctor.
A clothing company is making T-shirts inspired by Bernie
Sanders with messages like “Feel the Bern.” They were
gonna make them for Lincoln Chafee too, but no one wants
to wear a shirt that says “Feel the Chafee.”
At a recent education summit, President Obama admitted
that he can’t rap. When they heard that, Americans said,
According to a new survey, about half of the world
thinks kissing is gross. That half is known as "married
Aug. 10: After being accused of making sexist comments
about Republican debate moderator Megyn Kelly, Donald
Trump went on CNN yesterday and said, “I cherish women.
I want to help women.” Then Hillary said, “Well, you're
really helping THIS woman.”
A top aide to Donald Trump says he quit the campaign
this weekend because of Trump's public feuds, but Trump
said he was fired. When asked what he was fired for,
Trump said, “Quitting!”
During the earlier debate, Rick Perry said that if he
were elected he would "tear up" the nuclear agreement
with Iran. Then Obama had it laminated just to mess with
A new report claims that William Shakespeare was a
marijuana user and may have been high when he wrote some
of his plays. Which explains that one line: “To be, or
not to be . . . Wait, what was the question?”
Aug. 11: Hillary Clinton has a $350 billion plan that
she says will make college more affordable. Which has to
be better than my parents' plan to make college
affordable: “Be good at sports.”
A PAC supporting Hillary Clinton just received an
anonymous donation of $1 million. Which means that if
she wins any of us can say that it was us that gave her
the million bucks and hit her up for a favor.
What’s really interesting is that this million-dollar
donation from an anonymous donor came just two weeks
after Hillary spoke out against, quote, “the endless
flow of secret, unaccountable money” into campaigns.
Then she said, "Starting now! Unaccountable money is
awful. Cash it quick!"
According to an online poll, Donald Trump is still the
front-runner in the Republican primary race. It's very
impressive because it's the only race left that he
hasn't offended yet.
Aug. 6: The
Republican presidential debate is tomorrow night. People
have already come up with drinking games for it. The
most popular game is the one where you skip the debate
and go out drinking.
Among the debaters tomorrow night is Ben Carson who is a
neurosurgeon. Carson says he's not there to debate, he's
there to diagnose exactly what's wrong with Donald
Donald Trump has come out in favor of shutting down
Planned Parenthood. However, experts say, if he really
wants Planned Parenthood to go under he should turn it
into a Trump property.
A new study finds that Michelle Obama's "Let's Move"
program may have caused people to actually gain weight.
Many mistook the slogan to mean, let's move next door to
Aug. 10: Donald Trump insisted he's always had a great
relationship with women. He said, "I believe a woman can
be anything she wants to be, whether that's Miss USA or
Miss Universe. Either one."
North Korea is creating its own time zone. It's going to
push the country's time back a half hour. So it's not
bad enough that they don't have food and they're ruled
by an insane dictator. Now they have to wait until 8:00
to watch "Wheel of Fortune."
For the first time American astronauts on the
International Space Station ate vegetables grown in
space. In other words, even space is getting more rain
Artifacts found in William Shakespeare's home suggest he
may have been a marijuana user. Apparently he was doing
a couple of drugs because he also had a rough draft of
"The Taming of the Shroom."
Aug. 11: Liberal Democrat Bernie Sanders had a rally in
Los Angeles last night attended by over 27,000
supporters. The rally set the world record for most
Priuses in one parking lot.
A new poll shows that Hillary Clinton is only six points
ahead of Bernie Sanders. Today a very confident Hillary
said, "Oh, please. Like I'm going to lose the Democratic
nomination to a left-wing senator nobody's ever heard
The New York Jets have released a linebacker for
breaking their quarterback's jaw in a fight in the
locker room. In other words, the Jets finally get a
player who can hit and they release him.
A new bar in London specializes in something called
"breathable booze." As we called that growing up in my
house, standing next to uncle Patrick for five minutes.
Aug. 10: A
Florida man was arrested for throwing potato salad at a
nail salon. During his arrest, he said, "I've been
drinking and taking Xanax. What do you expect me to do?"
Well, not that, although I do sympathize. When I was
trying to give up carbs, I once threw a bowl of
spaghetti at a karate studio.
The disgrace of this is that it happened at a nail
salon. Five feet away were women paying $40 just to have
their toenails buffed, but he's the crazy one?
Aug. 11: According to a new study conducted by Facebook,
the laughter signifier "LOL," or laughing out loud, is
barely being used anymore. That's right, LOL is dead. Of
course nobody was ever actually laughing out loud to
Nobody literally means it when they write LOL. It's just
a saying, like "I'm going to the gym" or "It's so great
running into you."
Just because LOL is dead on Facebook doesn't mean it’s
dead in real life. If it's like any other dying trend,
LOL will continue to be used by senior citizens and
Christian rock bands for at least a decade.
The study goes on to reveal that instead of writing LOL,
people are writing "haha," which works in print, but if
you ever actually laugh like that in real life you sound
like you're being really sarcastic.
Personally I'm glad that LOL is getting a break, because
it can go back to meaning what your mother always knew
it meant — lots of love.
Singer Robin Thicke is engaged to his 20-year-old
girlfriend. I guess he wanted somebody who was too young
to remember "Blurred Lines."
Kendall Jenner and Nick Jonas are reportedly dating.
They have a lot in common. For example, no one’s sure
which one that is.
Aug. 10: Donald Trump’s top strategist has stepped down
after Trump seemed to imply last week that Megyn Kelly
was menstruating during the debate. Even more shocking,
Donald Trump has had a campaign strategist this entire
Bernie Sanders drew over 20,000 people to his campaign
event in Portland this weekend. Sounds impressive, but
remember, it’s Portland. You can draw a crowd of 20,000
people with a Frisbee.
Aug. 11: Donald Trump said today that he has made up
with Fox News over his controversial comments toward
Megyn Kelly. And if there’s anything Trump and Fox are
great at, it’s making things up.
Bristol Palin announced on her blog today that she is
supporting Donald Trump for president. She said she
wasn’t planning to but it just kind of happened.
Hillary Clinton pushed back against Donald Trump's claim
that she went to his wedding because of his donations
and said she actually attended because she thought,
"It'd be fun." Added Hillary, “Am I saying that right —
Police in Brazil are looking for hackers responsible for
broadcasting 15 minutes worth of hardcore porn on
monitors in a bus station. The people in the Brazilian
bus station were disgusted, and then the porn came on.
WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE
HERE for the most current update.
• • • • •
From Russ Jones comes this video of a police shooting
that took place in Palestine, TX on May 31st. A sergeant
approaches a theft suspect in the men’s room of a
restaurant and orders him to step outside. With the
sergeant leading the subject out, a female officer
follows. Once outside, the suspect pulls a weapon and a
gunfight ensues that is captured on body cameras worn by
both the sergeant and the female officer. The two points
of view are synced in this
• • • • •
To call this the “mother of all hot chases” is a little
hyperbolic in our opinion. We think the “long lost aunt
of all hot chases” is a little more accurate. Click
HERE if you want to ride in the chopper and watch it
from the air. (12:51)
• • • • •
Some people believe that this Missouri DOT road sign on
the main highway leading into Ferguson has been
photoshopped. We say maybe, maybe not…
• • • • •
Some very creative editing went into
THIS subtitled parody of Hillary ordering her staff
to get rid of her emails and their paper trail. We
suspect, but can't prove, it was produced by a
• • • • •
Not sure who you would like to see win the race for the
White House? Bob Tenbrink says
THIS quiz is very insightful, that it can help you
decide who to vote for, and that the results can be
surprising. Be sure to click the “Other Stances” at the
bottom of each question for specific choices, and to
move the slider on the left of each question to refine
• • • • •
Have you ever given any thought to looking at your
life’s timeline by using jelly beans? Of course you
• • • • •
If you have never seen an aerobatic helicopter chase a
drift car you should take a couple of minutes and watch
this clip sponsored by Red Bull that was received from
Dirk Parsons. It’s crazy,
REALLY crazy. (3:21)
• • • • •
Have a look at the bike of the future that should be on
the market soon. If you didn’t think there was much that
could be done to modernize a bicycle, think again. It’s
DENNY E-BIKE. Now if someone would just invent a
bicycle you didn’t have to peddle — say one with a motor
— I might be interested. (1:53)
• • • • •
You probably didn’t think you would live long enough to
be able to ride in a helicopter over the surface of
Mars. Are we right? Surprise! Now you can. The European
Space Agency decided to make it possible by using the
images captured by its Mars Express Orbiter in 2008 to
THIS simulated flyover of the Red Planet. (3:10)
• • • • •
Speaking of flyovers, what we found interesting about
flying with this
RAF TYPHOON pilot at low level is that he speaks
what’s going through his mind throughout the flight.
It’s far better than just hearing the wine of the
engines and swish of wind over the canopy. (4:58)
• • • • •
Residents in Hawaii who had solar panels installed on
their homes in the past pay about $18/month for their
electricity. But as more and more people sign up to have
the panels installed, the average monthly tab for power
is going to go up significantly. Why? Because the panels
TOO MUCH energy, more than the grid can handle. This
clip explains why. (4:34)
• • • • •
If you have never heard of Iron Mountain before, this
clip will show it to you and explain why it’s so
IMPORTANT. Trust us, this video is fascinating.
• • • • •
Remember when Dino was minding
HIS own business when a brain surgeon sauntered up
to the bar and engaged him in conversation? (3:29)
• • • • •
This clip from Marcia Morton shows that Mark Dice is at
it again by posing as a
POLLSTER. This time he’s asking Hillary supporters
if it’s time to repeal the Bill of Rights. (5:15)
• • • •
Some of us
old pharts are forming a new motorcycle club. If any of
you want to join us, let membership chairman David Byers
know and he'll invite you to our first meeting. In
addition to snacks we will be serving Advil.
• • • • •
Alice Murphy and Don Hale were among the readers who
THIS interesting clip about the construction of the
Q'eswachaka bridge (common spelling) over the
Apurimac River near Cuzco in Peru that is rebuilt every
year. The annual bridge replacement takes three days and
is performed to preserve the memory of the Peruvian
forebears that constructed the first bridge many
centuries ago. (3:15)
• • • • •
If you are one of those guys (or gals) who is impressed
with heavy equipment, you will want to watch this short
video we’re calling Cranes on Cranes on Cranes on
Cranes. In 2012, the German crane manufacturing company
Liebherr invited 2,000 of its best customers to its
headquarters for Customer Appreciation Day. None of
those who showed up had any idea of the show they were
• • • • •
Here’s ditty dedicated to the golfing community titled
“Damn, I Missed Again.” Have a
LISTEN, even if you don’t know the difference
between a Birdie and an Eagle. (2:48)
• • • • •
This is relatively rare footage from 2001 of the late
WILLIAMS interacting with Koko, the world famous
Gorilla who is fluent in American sign language. Since
the clip was posted on YouTube 18 months ago it has only
received 177 views, which makes it rare. (4:27)
THIS is a short clip of Koko after she was told of
Robin Williams’ death. (1:01)
TRIBUTE to the late actor/comedian almost
sounds like he’s talking to us from the grave. (1:00)
• • • • •
We’ve seen clips of people hugging lions and other big
cats before, but never like
THIS. Perhaps it’s the music and the slow-motion
effect that makes it different. (2:31)
• • • • •
Just as we thought. Add some music and a slow-motion
effect and you can make almost any animal video more
dramatic that it otherwise would be. Check out
THIS one of several canines shaking themselves dry.
• • • • •
If you are referred to as a “fat cat,” it usually means
you are well off financially and generally living the
life of Riley, which itself is a silly expression. (What
was glamorous about William Bendix’s role in the “Life
of Riley?” But I digress.) In the animal world, being a
FAT CAT is traumatic for such a feline, as this
video explains. Meet “Sprinkles,” a 32-pound house cat.
• • • • •
If you want to keep your cat slim and trim, you need to
teach him or her to hunt for his meal like this feline.
It’s not only the exercise that will keep the fat off,
it will also hone the cat’s hunting skills. Watch
• • • • •
Before we call it a week, Bert Kelsey wants you to meet
farmer Chris Koch of Apricot Lane Farms in Alberta,
HERE and you will see why. (5:51)
• • • • •
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