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RETIRED LT. RICHARD “DICK” HILL
Born Feb. 24, 1930 (87)
Appointed Sept. 1955
Retired April 1981
Died Sept. 15, 2017
A brain tumor took Dick’s life 20 days after he was admitted to a nursing home in Los Gatos. His wife Wanda said cancer as well as heart disease and diabetes were among the many health issues Dick suffered during the latter stages of his life. Wanda said she still has the badly cracked motorcycle helmet that Dick was wearing when he was a Motor sergeant and was struck by a truck. She said her husband loved riding a motor, as did the late Joe Escobar. The two families lived close together back in the day and everyone in the neighborhood could hear Dick and Joe riding off to work together in the morning.
Dick was an MP in the Army in 1948. Three years later he joined the Santa Cruz PD, but only for 15 months before he attended the Police School at San Jose State and subsequently joined the SJPD where he served for 26 years.
Dick leaves behind his wife Wanda; two daughters, Pamela and Leanne; 2 granddaughters, Jennifer and Jamie; and 1 great-granddaughter, Kenzie.
Condolences to Wanda, Pamela and Leanne can be sent to <HillPeople1284@gmail.com>
No services are planned at this time.
UPDATE ON BOB BRADSHAW
Bob's daughters just about have the obituary completed and are working with the Reno PD to schedule a service, which will be held after next Thursday. Both will be in next week’s Farsider.
THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD
Will the Chief’s press conference forestall any protests over the shooting of this gang member? Time will tell…
Chief Recounts 10-day Pursuit that Ended in Fatal Shooting
Suspect: “Shoot me!”
By Robert Salonga <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mercury News — Sept. 19, 2017
SAN JOSE — For more than a week, San Jose police had been pursuing a felon suspected in a recent drive-by shooting and armed robbery before a deadly confrontation with police Friday night, Chief Eddie Garcia said Monday.
“(Expletive) you, bitch! Shoot me!” Jacob Dominguez told an officer before reaching toward his car’s floorboards, police said.
Officer Mike Pina, an 11-year SJPD veteran, opened fire, striking and killing Dominguez, 33, after a traffic stop.
“We had to make sure this crime spree ended. It’s unfortunate it ended in tragic circumstances,”
When he died, Dominguez was unarmed, police confirmed Monday. He did not have the .357-caliber revolver that had been linked to him in part via a bag of matching ammunition in the stolen Mercedes-Benz in which he had been riding.
The San Jose man had eluded capture several times in the past week, and police say officers presumed he had a firearm based on a 10-day “crime spree,” highlighted by his suspected involvement in a drive-by shooting and a gas-station robbery where security video showed him brandishing a gun.
Garcia said in the moment officers finally stopped Dominguez near White and Penitencia Creek roads on Friday evening, they were dealing with a felon already tied to two violent gun crimes and who repeatedly showed willingness to escape at any cost.
Police Chief Eddie Garcia detailed the
pursuit in a news conference Monday.
During a Monday news conference at police headquarters, Garcia laid out in extensive detail his department’s 10-day pursuit of Dominguez. It began with the reported Sept. 6 car theft. Dominguez was then connected to a gang-fueled drive-by shooting on Sept. 7 and an armed robbery of an Arco minimart on Sept. 12. The latter incident was witnessed by officers conducting surveillance of Dominguez.
Friday’s shooting marked the eighth officer-involved shooting of the year in San Jose — the most since 2015, when the city saw a 10-year high of 12.
Garcia said he was sensitive to the fact Dominguez was unarmed and he also said he wanted to explain how his officers perceived the threat Dominguez posed to officers and the community.
Dominguez’s aunt and other supporters — who described him as a rehabilitating former gang member — watched the news conference from a distance and declined comment, besides a trailing remark of disagreement.
“It’s disgusting,” his aunt said.
Garcia voiced sympathy for the family’s loss, and urged community members to intervene in the lives of the city’s urban youth most susceptible to gang influences, alongside community organizations dedicated to that cause.
The case began with the reported theft of a white Mercedes-Benz C300 near McLaughlin Avenue in San Jose on Sept. 6. That car was seen at a drive-by shooting on Sept. 7 during which a man was injured standing in front of a home on Waverly Avenue, near King Road. That shooting was soon suspected to be a gang crime using a revolver, and Dominguez was at least partially identified as being involved.
On Sept. 9, police spotted the Mercedes near King and Aborn roads. The occupants sped away from an attempted traffic stop and avoided capture. The car was seen again near White and Story roads Sept. 11 by gang-enforcement officers who abandoned their chase “due to the extreme erratic driving behavior of the Mercedes driver.” Three days later, the Regional Auto Theft Task Force found the Mercedes parked in East San Jose. Police say they eventually saw three people get in and drive off: Dominguez, 19-year-old Andrew Achondo, and 25-year-old Patricia Ruiz. The task force officers followed them to an Arco gas station at Quimby Road and Capitol Expressway and called for the SJPD’s undercover Covert Response Unit to make an arrest.
The task force officers watched three people enter the station’s minimart, then exit and speed away. Shortly afterward, they heard police radio traffic dispatching officers to the same location for an armed robbery. Once again, the Mercedes’ occupants escaped capture. Investigators reviewed surveillance video from the robbery and identified the three suspects, in part because Dominguez, though wearing a mask, had several distinctive tattoos. The video also purportedly shows Dominguez holding a silver-colored revolver similar to the one described in the drive-by shooting.
On Wednesday, the undercover unit got a tip that Achondo and Ruiz were driving the Mercedes in South San Jose, and eventually followed them to a home in Morgan Hill, where they arrested the pair on suspicion of robbery. As that arrest was occurring, Dominguez reportedly drove by in a black Kia Sportage. He spotted police and drove off, eluding them again.
A search of the stolen Mercedes turned up a bag with about 40 rounds for a .357 revolver and “identification to Jacob Dominguez,” police said. The gun was not there. Later Wednesday, police said, they tried again to capture Dominguez, but he thwarted those efforts by driving “erratically,” ignoring stop lights and stop signs, driving into oncoming traffic, making random U-turns and darting on and off freeway ramps.
Friday, Dominguez was reportedly spotted around 7 p.m. driving recklessly near North White Road. Garcia said undercover officers finally stopped him at a red light on Penitencia Creek Road. They got out and approached Dominguez’s driver’s side, and the shooting unfolded.
Dominguez died at the scene. A search of his car yielded some items including crystal methamphetamine, police said, but no gun. Garcia stressed that did not disqualify Pina’s decision to shoot.
“The totality of the circumstances and evidence discovered made it reasonable for an officer to believe he could have been armed,” he said.
The police account did not jibe with the Dominguez that family members knew. He was working to leave his past of gang life and crime behind, and was battling drug addiction while living in a Christian men’s home in San Jose called Homes of a Loving Father, his cousin Raymond Perez said Sunday.
Relatives and friends say they were not aware that Dominguez was being sought by police. They insist that he would not have been armed since he was on the way to see his wife and three children: two boys and a girl, all younger than 7.
Garcia said body-camera footage captured part of the deadly encounter, but that there were no immediate plans for its public release.
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Well here’s a first, sort of…
Back, Officer Peralez: Rejoining the force
—San Jose councilman becomes first in city to serve as elected official and sworn officer at the same time—
By Ramona Giwargis <email@example.com>
Mercury News — Sept. 21, 2017
SAN JOSE — They are just three words. But Councilman Raul Peralez hasn’t heard them in nearly a decade.
“Congratulations, Officer Peralez.”
Those words, uttered by San Jose police Chief Eddie Garcia on Monday, stirred deep emotions and marked the start of a new journey for the downtown councilman and ex-cop. Peralez on Monday rejoined the police force as a reserve, three years after resigning to serve as a councilman.
“I missed being an officer,” Peralez said Monday, after taking his oath and getting a new badge. “I missed that role, the camaraderie, the connection that you have as an officer with the community. I felt as though that was missing.”
San Jose City Councilman Raul Peralez, left, laughs
with police Chief Eddie Garcia after he was sworn
in as a reserve San Jose police officer at the City
Clerk’s office at City Hall in San Jose on Monday.
San Jose City Councilman Raul Peralez shows
off his new badge after he was sworn in.
Though Peralez isn’t the first ex-officer to join the San Jose council — former officer Pete Constant served from 2006 to 2014 after leaving the force due to injuries— he is the first in the city to serve as an elected official and sworn officer at the same time.
The California Peace Officers’ Association doesn’t know of any agency that tracks how many elected officials work as cops, but it’s believed to be rare. Locally, former Milpitas Mayor Robert Livengood was a reserve officer for a dozen years while serving on the City Council.
Reserve police officers are sworn in, carry a firearm and have the same authority as full-time cops. The main difference: They don’t get paid and must work at least 16 hours a month. Ten of those hours must be on patrol, riding passenger with a full-time officer, said police Sgt. Dave Wilson.
Peralez, 35, served as an officer for eight years but had to quit after winning the election in 2014. The city prohibits working as both a paid police officer and a council member — essentially getting two paychecks — and Peralez understood that would be the price of going into politics.
“I knew exactly what I was doing, I would have never left the force for this role if I didn’t think it was where I could make a bigger difference,” Peralez said.
Even so, Peralez felt the tug of police duty after leaving the force. It hit hardest at the April 2015 funeral for fallen Officer Michael Johnson. As a dignitary, Peralez sat on the sidelines and watched from a distance as his former colleagues paid their respects.
“I felt this connection to be closer than where I am,” Peralez said.
And when the opportunity arose, the ex-cop never hesitated to jump back into action. Last year, Peralez chased and restrained an alleged kidnapper and carjacker after witnessing a crash from a nearby coffee shop.
So Peralez took the first steps — talking to his new wife about the idea to join the police department as a reserve officer— and ensuring it wouldn’t clash with his job as a councilman.
Peralez consulted with City Attorney Rick Doyle before he applied for the job to ensure it wouldn’t be a conflict. Doyle said Peralez might need to recuse himself on a some City Council votes, particularly those involving labor talks and police budgets.
Peralez isn’t getting paid or receiving benefits as a reserve, so he won’t need to exclude himself from wage negotiations with the police union. However, he might need to step outside if discussions include expanding the job duties of reserve officers. The councilman also won’t be allowed to sign up for paid side jobs, as other reserve officers do.
“I’ve talked to him about it and it’s going to be case by case,” Doyle said. “But he’s pretty cautious and well aware of that.”
Peralez, who’ll be one of 86 reserve officers in San Jose, said the biggest challenge is finding time in his packed schedule for work shifts. His wife of three months, Victoria Ramirez, said the couple is determined to make it work — without sacrificing date nights.
“He’s very considerate about making sure our calendars work together,” Ramirez said. “Obviously, it’s a sacrifice for everyone — but it’s a sacrifice he cares about. He’s good at his job, and I know it’s what made him happy. I’m very proud of him.”
Peralez dismissed the notion that a council member in uniform would be at any added risk.
“I don't think I have any more to be concerned than any officer wearing a uniform does,” Peralez said. “People may not like you. You may have somebody that’s threatening your life just because you’re wearing a uniform. I don’t think that threat grows any more because I’m an elected official.”
Peralez will be allowed to carry a concealed weapon at council meetings — something the councilman has legally done in the past three years under the authority of his concealed weapons permit.
And he said reserve duty allows him the best of both worlds.
“Now,” he said, “I have the opportunity to make a difference daily in my role as Councilmember and I will also be able to volunteer and give back as an officer from time to time as well.”
Garcia, the police chief, said it’s an “interesting dynamic” to have a councilman work for him a couple days a month. But the chief said he’s confident that Peralez will wear the badge proudly and excel in his new role.
“This is not just a job, it’s a calling, and it’s very difficult to get it out of your system,” Garcia said. “I think he’s going to do great and he won’t skip a beat.”
San Jose City Councilman Raul Peralez has his
shirt fixed by his wife, Victoria Ramirez, after he
was sworn in as a reserve San Jose police officer
Sherry and I are in Scotland for three weeks, driving aimlessly about. Some distilled malt beverages involved, but sightseeing too. Found Mons Meg, the most famous artillery piece ever, a 20-inch gun built in 1449 and the oldest of its kind. What do you expect from an old Rangemaster? Also visited the battlefield at Bannockburn which will only make your blood rush if you have any Scots DNA. Statue of The Bruce.
Hadrian's Wall and the Roman fort, 1900 years old and still
recognizable. Never used to appreciate old ruins until I became one.
(Below) Balmoral Castle in Scotland: This is Gordon, a London Bobby who works the Queens protection detail and follows her wherever she goes. As the Queen was ensconced at Balmoral he was controlling the main gate. Visitors were not allowed, but Gordon and I had a great chat.
Ken (Hawkes) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It might be noted that Ken has had a fascination with cannons for several years. In the clip below from the Dec. 10, 2009 Farsider he celebrated Thanksgiving by firing a cannon ball into the side of a mountain in South County. Look carefully and you can see the dust from the impact. (0:59)
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My wife Nancy came across these old medals packed away in the garage the other day (disclaimer: I will readily admit that all but two are hers, and she gave a bunch away to the neighborhood kids over the years). There are Police Olympics, Summer Games and a gold, silver and bronze from the first World Games in San Jose.
We'd like to find these a good home, so if somebody needs a replacement or is a collector, let me know and the price will be a beer at the next PBA meeting.
Dan Katz <email@example.com>
If there are no takers, John Carr, Jr. may want one or two for the SJPD Historical Society.
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Hi Leroy and
Thank you again for all your wonderful work in getting the Farsider out to retirees!
I decided to finally sort through boxes of old letters, photos and memorabilia and found lots of old Insiders, ICU Watch Bulletins, California Police Olympics’ magazines, Copper Bowl magazines, and Vanguard issues which probably are all archived digitally. I assume the PD isn’t interested in archiving in paper form.
However, I found a floor plan blueprint of the PAB dated 1965. Is this item something the PD would like to have? If so, who would I send it to?
I’m still active in retirement working part-time at the School of Mines bookstore (missed the students) <http://www.sdsmt.edu/> and volunteering with the Rapid City PD auxiliary and Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and veteran suicide prevention. It’s amazing how fast time flies. We moved to SD in 1982 and are fully retired, but can’t afford to move back home anywhere near San Jose. I keep the memories alive of the beautiful Santa Clara Valley with its gorgeous fruit orchards!!
The 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally was well attended. It was interesting, however, to see Hells Angels wearing colors serving food downtown at Bob’s Family Restaurant. Improving their reputation? Really?
Thank you again!
Marie Romano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It’s possible that John Carr, Jr. and the SJPD Historical Society would be interested in those PAB blueprints, Marie. (Are you reading this, John?) As for the “gorgeous fruit orchards” you spoke of, I’m afraid they have all been covered with concrete and buildings. Pity!
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Kenn Christie responded to the following excerpt from last week’s Mail Call column…
A couple of corrections to Kenn Christie’s Intel Unit history. Since I worked — and proudly, I might add — for both Sgt. Lloyd (not Chad) Ralston and Sgt. Maury (not Maurice) Bye, I wanted to correct the record.
John (Kracht) <email@example.com>
Ed. — You would have also corrected me, John, as I always called Maury “Bud.” Oh well.
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What a way to get word from one of my early-year heroes on good ol' SJPD! John, you're the best! Hope all is going great for you. Not sure if you're still in the area, but haven't heard otherwise. We might want to squeeze in a cup of cheap coffee sometime ... your call; your convenience.
That old rag of a document was for a couple of our Department history writers and was specific to the evolution of the VICE Unit as opposed to the INTEL Unit, per se. I am glad you caught the errors of my speed-keyboarding of that document, which was created in response to a short-notice request. I, too, have always referred to Bye as "Bud" Bye ... always knowing his name to be Maury ... but reflexively mis-lengthened it to "Maurice" after all my years with Maurice "Maury" Warner. Classic blurring mistake.
As for Ralston, I know all too well that Sgt. Ralston was Lloyd from personal contact, not to mention a million funny stories that Louie Hernandez had told me over the years. THAT mistake was yet another "speed-based" mental transposition. Much less forgivable.
Most importantly, YOUR name probably should have been in there, as I seem to recall you being part of the original Metro Unit guys (right?) I compiled that list by viewing an old photo of the Unit which I'd always kept since the 70's, and which didn't seem to have you in it to remind me during my much later "speed" writing.
Not that this document would ever get unearthed again, but I'll update those errors in the document text.
Good to hear from you. Coffee ANY time ... I am more frequently in the San Jose area January - mid-September. My super best to you, old mentor of mine. Wishing all the best.
Kenn Christie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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As is the familiar refrain on those late night info commercials, but WAIT, there’s more…
Regarding the Christie and Kracht communications which I much appreciate, it needs to be told that in the Metro history write-up, John Kracht’s name was omitted. It is important because he and I were the first members of Metro for one year before we got a lot of help by writing a budget proposal that resulted in the 1970 Metro/Parks Unit with eight new positions. John deserves credit for most of the concept work in Metro. He started the Intelligence function. He developed the concept of working the low end hotels downtown for criminals and wanted persons. I’ll bet no one before or since worked the hotels like Metro did, although many hotels are now gone or have been upgraded. Additionally, we followed the “H Unit” practices using Bill Brown’s ideas (and his former officers) during hours they were not available. Bill was the mentor for all of us in street crime service.
Mr. Roland Bye (a/k/a Bud Bye) <email@example.com>
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This is regarding last week’s Mail Call letter from a retired FBI Agent and the new Meditation Room at the FBI Building in Washington, D.C. he spoke about…
I'm not sure how you feel about the comment on the Meditation Room in that J.Edgar Hoover federal building or not, but as someone who has practiced it in one form or another for decades, I can tell you that law enforcement and related fields could do worse and for a lot less money.
I have to assume that the comment came from an old school perspective not well familiar with the medical/psychological and neurological info well accepted for decades. Some unnecessarily associate it with a religious practice as well.
Jim Carraher and I had it in our curriculum when we taught stress management (as an option only) in the Advanced Academy in the 1970s. There's a lot of reading out there that expands on the article below if one is interested.
Biological benefits are shown to be possible as well (i.e. reduced blood pressure, control of asthma, etc.).
One stress management alternative is often expensive psychological therapy or psychotropics which, of course, can also be questioned by some. One can learn much more on the health potential by Googling; "health benefits of meditation.”
Tom (Macris) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ed. — Click HERE to review the article referenced in Tom’s letter above.
US police forces are practicing mindfulness to reduce officers’ stress—and violence
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While April and I were waiting to board a flight to Montreal at SFO to begin our Trans-Canada rail adventure, I casually observed a nattily dressed older sportsman (matching hunter camo clothes and luggage) pass through the Waiting Area. As a fellow hunter and Hunter Education instructor, I was curious about the guy and where he was headed. Once we were seated in Coach, i observed the Hunter struggling to put his camo carry-on into the overhead bin in First Class.
Just before landing the Hunter walked rearward and stopped at my seat. I could not guess how he "made me" as a fellow hunter. Well, after some confusion on my part, I realized the Hunter was Larry "Lumpy" Lundberg, who was on his way to a Moose hunt in the wilds of Canada.
Small World, but never a bad time to cross paths with an old PD friend
Dan Bullock <email@example.com>
P.S. Sorry to lose Bob Bradshaw. He was one of the best leaders that the SJPD produced. A Cop’s Cop to the end.
Hope you and April enjoy your rail adventure, Dan. But I think I speak for PBA President Dave Wysuph, V-P Steve Windisch and Sgt. at Arms Bob Moir when I say I’m not sure I wanted to read that PBA Treasurer Lumpy Lundberg was flying first-class! Did you happen to notice if he had the PBA checkbook with him?
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Based on past comments you have made about Maxine Waters, I’m going to presume that she is not one of your favorite politicians. Did you see Tucker Carlson rip her a new one on his show a few weeks ago? (Link attached)
Red State <RedState70@comcast.net>
You’re dating yourself, Red. It’s been years since I heard the term “rip her a new one.” But I have not forgotten what it meant. By the way, I have nothing personal against Maxine. It’s just that I don’t feel that someone as arrogant, ignorant, crooked and stupid as she is should be a California congresswoman. HERE is your clip.
HEALTH PLAN OPEN ENROLLMENT INFO
At our Oct. 12, 2017 Association Meeting, Michelle San Miguel from Retirement Services will present on the available health plan for Open Enrollment. She will be able to answer any questions you might have with regards to benefit plans or the Open Enrollment process. Please plan on attending if you plan on making changes during this year's Open Enrollment in November. Meeting information is below, and as always, lunch is served.
October 12, 2017
11AM to 1PM
San Jose P.O.A. Hall
1151 N. 4th St San Jose
IT’S “TIP-A-COP” TIME
BRIDGEN ICE CREAM FLYER
TIME ONCE AGAIN TO SAY HI TO GEORGE OZUNA
We first told those of you who were subscribers at the time about this iconic photo 11 years ago in the Aug. 11, 2006 Farsider. Since the number of subscribers has more than doubled in the 11 years since, we thought we would introduce you newer subscribers to then-San Jose Police Officer George Ozuna, even though he left after a few years of service to pursue his first love in public education and eventually retired as a vice principal at a school in Hayward. The dramatic photo of George ran as a full-page advertisement in Time Magazine for the ad agency that created it. The following back story of how it came to be was written by the owners of the agency that entered and won the competition sponsored by the magazine. The award? Tons of national publicity that any fledgling ad agency would want.
By the Creators
Back in 1969 the folks at Time magazine were looking for a way to show advertisers the power of print advertising. They decided to host a rather unusual contest. The nation’s 15,000 or so advertising agencies were each invited to submit an ad, their very best print ad. It could be an ad about anything, as long as it wasn’t about a for-profit Company. Time would then select those which best demonstrated the power of print and run them — free — in Time magazine, along with a facing one-third page for the agency.
As one might expect, agencies enthusiastically responded. Time magazine eventually selected the top 13, with one ad to run every fourth week over the course of a year. One of those 13 winning ads was ours. It was, in fact, the very first ad our then-fledgling agency had produced. We were just guys working nights and weekends in a garage out in the Berryessa area of San Jose, eager to quit our day-to-day jobs and build our dream: our own ad agency.
“Frustrating” made it a reality. When the ad appeared in Time in September 1969, the San Jose Mercury News covered our presentation of framed copies of the ad to then-San Jose Mayor Ron James and Police Chief Ray Blackmore. The newspaper also ran a full-page reproduction of the ad in the paper. People began calling the newspaper to ask about it, and when a question and answer item about the ad appeared in the paper’s “Action Line” column, it generated our very first honest-to-gosh client.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of creating “Frustrating” and getting our agency going. We have since been fortunate enough to win more than 750 awards for the ads we have produced. But all of them taken together will never mean as much as “Frustrating.”
HAS IT REALLY BEEN FORTY-FIVE YEARS?
Steve Postier posted the photo below of the 1972 Police Academy class on Facebook with their names written in script on the back of
the pic, we thought some readers might find it
interesting to see how well they aged. Or how badly.
Some of the handwritten names were illegible, so we had to take our best guess at the spelling. (Those are the names in parenthesis). The “D” after their name indicates that they are deceased. There are bound to be some errors, so don’t hesitate to let us know, not that we are going to do anything about them; this is going to be a one-time shot.
WHAT WERE YOU DOING IN THE 1960s?
If you served in the military during the Vietnam War, whether you were “in country” or stationed elsewhere, and you missed the start of Ken Burns’ documentary on the Vietnam War that is currently airing, you are missing something special. The 10-part (18 hour series) that is receiving rave reviews began airing last week on PBS (KQED Channel 9 here in the Bay Area), If you missed seeing any of the first five episodes, they are available for streaming on your computer or mobile device using THIS link, then by clicking on Episode 1 through 5. (Episodes 6 through 10 will be available starting this Sunday, Sept. 24th.)
THAT NOISE YOU HEAR MAY BE JOEMAC TURNING OVER IN HIS GRAVE
—Joe graduated from John Jay College where this idiot teaches Criminal Justice—
Criminal Justice College Professor Says He’s Antifa, Teaches ‘Future Dead Cops’
Blue Lives Matter — Sept. 15, 2017
John Jay College Professor Michael Isaacson is openly an Antifa organizer.
John Jay College Professor Tweets About Dead Cops
New York City – John Jay College Professor Michael Isaacson may work at a criminal justice college, but he’s firmly anti police. In tweets he called his students “future dead cops.”
The professor, who teaches in the criminal justice college’s economics department, started his tweets on August 23rd on his @VulgarEconomics Twitter account.
In one Tweet he said, “Some of y’all might think it sucks being an anti-fascist teaching at John Jay College but I think it’s a privilege to teach future dead cops.”
When asked about his tweet by New York Daily News, Isaacson told them, “Oh that shit? Everybody dies.”
His “everybody dies” excuse is pretty weak, but he seems to be enjoying trolling.
While being interviewed by New York Daily News, Isaacson said that he tries to talk people out of being police officers, and suggested that it was a job that exploited minorities who needed jobs.
“Unfortunately, most of my students don’t have the luxury of a wide variety of career options,” he said. “They are from low income backgrounds and are mainly people of color. Most of them are just looking to get a job with a salary.”
After the tweets gained the attention of Fox News, they invited him on Tucker Carlson’s show (video below,) where he defended Antifa’s violence.
The NYC PBA released a statement which said, “It’s is absolutely outrageous that an individual who holds and expresses these views could be employed by an academic institution, much less one that count and overwhelming number of New York City police officers as among its students, alumni, and faculty members.”
PBA president called for Professor Michael Isaacson to be immediately fired.
John Jay College has refused to comment on the issue, stating only that a statement would be released later.
You can see his interview with Tucker Carlson by clicking HERE.
ACLU FALSELY CLAIMS ST. LOUIS POLICE RAMMED PROTESTERS
Blue Lives Matter — Sept. 18, 2017
St. Louis police are accused by the ACLU of ramming into a crowd of protesters.
St. Louis, MO – The ACLU is accusing St. Louis area law enforcement of unlawfully detaining and arresting people, excessive force, unconstitutionally breaking up peaceful assembly, and “ramming a police car into a crowd,” during the St. Louis riots.
However, the facts of the circumstances and video tell a different story (video below.)
On Sunday night at around 7 PM, St. Louis Police Department stopped a vehicle occupied by two armed fugitives at 29th at Locust.
The driver was wanted for Assault 1st, and the passenger was wanted for Making a Terrorist Threat. The suspects were armed with three firearms.
While the officers were arresting the suspects, a third suspect came over from a nearby protest and began throwing rocks at the arresting officers.
Another officer arrived in an unmarked Impala, and detained the rock thrower in the back of his patrol car. The nearby protesters saw the scene and started to swarm in towards the officers, yelling at them.
With the officers getting surrounded by hostile protesters, they were unable to drive away from the crowd because of a road closure ahead.
The officer in the Impala then reversed down the street as protesters moved out of the way well ahead of the car; they then chased after the officer and tried to kick the car.
Nobody was struck by the patrol car or injured during the incident.
While the ACLU has been given this facts, they have released the following statement:
“However, from eyewitness and filmed accounts, we continue to see the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department engage in unacceptable, unlawful and unconstitutional behavior.
“Several videos from Sunday night show a police officer ramming a police car into a crowd.
“This was not only dangerous, it was criminal. We ask that Mayor Lyda Krewson identify this officer and immediately remove him from active duty until there is a complete investigation.
“Police also unlawfully detained and arrested people, used excessive force and unconstitutionally broke up a peaceful assembly of people.”
This isn’t the first time recently that the ACLU has lied about law enforcement.
In May, the ACLU told people that police in Bridgeport, Connecticut shot a black teen while he was “driving a car.” They failed to mention that he was driving a stolen car over a police officer at the time he was shot.
Prior to the presidential inauguration, the ACLU announced to all media outlets that DC police would not have their body cameras on during inauguration day demonstrations because it was illegal for them to record during protests. That claim was entirely untrue, and officers were told to record with their body cameras during the event.
More recently, the ACLU has been tweeting with the hashtag #BulliesInBlue with any mention of school resource officers. They’ve also been applying the hashtag to other irrelevant mentions of law enforcement, including claiming that police would be bringing weapons of war into our schools.
Click HERE to view the video. The unmarked car appears at about the one minute mark.
Click HERE to view the readers’ comments about this article
ELDERLY LADY TRAMPLED BY POLICE IS NONSENSE!
It comes as no surprise to us and probably to most of you that both the Mainstream Media and Social Media will spin any police-related event to make the cops look like the bad guys. Here’s a prime example…
Woman Not Trampled At Protest in St. Louis
Blue Lives Matter — Sept. 16, 2017
St. Louis, MO – A video clip is going viral on social media and news outlets claiming that police officers “trampled” an old woman at a protest. The full video of the incident, however, shows the truth (video below.)
The video clip being widely circulated starts as a police line approaches at the woman, who appears to be about 60 years old. That’s when media reports say that the police “trampled a defenseless woman.”
COACH TEACHES 8-YEAR-OLD FOOTBALL PLAYERS TO “TAKE A KNEE”
Eight-Year-Olds Taught To Kneel During Anthem
Blue Lives Matter — Sept. 19, 2017
Belleville, IL – Public outrage is building over photos that show Orlando “Doc” Gooden leading his football team in kneeling during the National Anthem at a game on Sunday, September 17 in support of the St. Louis protesters. The players also had their back to the flag.
The Junior Comanches team players are eight-years-old. Gooden is the head coach of the Cahokia Quarterback Club football team (8 and under), according to Todd Eschman with the Belleville News-Democrat.
The team is located in Belleville, an Illinois suburb of St. Louis, where Friday’s not guilty verdict of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley in the officer-involved shooting and death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The verdict has resulted in three straight days and nights of protest, riots, vandalism and police officers assaulted.
Gooden said, “One of the kids asked me if I saw [people] protesting and rioting in St. Louis. I said yes; I said, ‘Do you know why they are doing it?” He said that the player replied, “Because black people are getting killed, and nobody’s going to jail.”
He said that he “felt like it was a good teaching moment for me to circle the team and have a meeting.”
Gooden said that he took the opportunity to talk to the players about former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and how he started kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial justice in America. He said that the kids asked if they could do the same.
His reply was, “As long as we know why we’re doing it, I don’t have a problem with any of it.” He said that it was not his idea but the kids’ idea. Again, the children are 8-years-old.
Video showed the entire football team and two coaches kneeling as someone sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Gooden said that he had nothing to do with the kids’ decision, that they “brought up the subject and led the discussion. I feel like once a child shows interest in a topic, you have to talk to them and teach them what you can.”
Gooden also told his players that “kneeling is a show of respect, not for those who broke boundaries — I support only peaceful protest — but for the innocent lives that have been touched by injustice.” He said that the players’ parents supported him.
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FOR LACK OF A BETTER NAME, LET’S CALL THIS “SHOE GATE”
Contributing Fashion Editor Lynn Yaeger at Vogue criticized the First Lady for wearing stiletto heels before boarding Air Force One to travel to Texas with the President in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Ms. Yaeger wrote:
“This morning, Mrs. Trump boarded Air Force One wearing a pair of towering pointy-toed snakeskin heels better suited to a shopping afternoon on Madison Avenue or a girls’ luncheon at La Grenouille.”
In her article, Lynn Yaeger remained critical of the First Lady even after she was told by a spokesperson that the First Lady had a change of shoes awaiting her on the plane. She still wrote:
“What kind of message does a fly-in visit from a First Lady in sky-high stilettos send to those suffering the enormous hardship, the devastation of this natural disaster?”
When Mrs. Trump de-planed in Texas she was photographed wearing sensible sneakers. The picture on the left depicts the First Lady before she boarded Air Force One with the President to visit Texas; the picture on the right depicts her attire after she and the President arrived in Texas.
Vogue Fashion Editor Lynn Yaeger is pictured below. ‘Nuff said…
STORIES OF THE WEEK
Socrates on Gossip
Received from Tom Kalinske
Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumor or spread gossip.
In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?"
"Wait a moment," Socrates replied, "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."
”Triple filter?" asked the acquaintance.
”That's right," Socrates continued, "Before you talk to me about Diogenes let's take a moment to filter what you're going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"
"No," the man said, "Actually, I just heard about it."
All right," said Socrates, "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about Diogenes something good?"
"No, on the contrary..."
"So," Socrates continued, "You want to tell me something about Diogenes that may be bad, even though you're not certain it's true?
The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.
Socrates continued, "You may still pass the test though, because there is a third filter, the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about Diogenes going to be useful to me?"
"No, not really."
"Well," concluded Socrates, "If what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me or anyone at all?"
The man was bewildered and ashamed.
This is an example of why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem. It also explains why Socrates never found out that Diogenes was banging his wife.
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visit to the new dentist…
Received from Joe Devane
Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, surely I can’t look that old. If you have, read on…
My name is Alice Smith and I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist. I noticed his DDS diploma on the wall which bore his full name.
Suddenly I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 50+ years ago.
Could he be the same guy that I had a secret crush on way back then? Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought.
This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate. After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Scribner High School?
“Yes, yes I did. I’m a Trojan,” he gleamed with pride.
“When did you graduate?” I asked.
He replied, “1957. Why do you ask?”
“You were in my class,” I exclaimed.
He looked at me closely, then that ugly, old, bald and wrinkled, fat ass, gray-haired decrepit son-of-a-bitch asked me, “What did you teach?”
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where the Sun don't shine
Received from Len Kaine
That Sarah Huckabee is one sharp cookie; the coolest White House Press Secretary I can remember.
After the TV cameras were turned off following a recent press conference, a reporter with MSNBC hollered from the press corps, “Where is President Trump hiding his tax returns?”
Without missing a beat, Sarah astutely replied, “We found a very secure place and I’m certain the tax returns won’t be found.”
“And just where is that?” the reporter asked sarcastically.
Sarah grinned and said, “They are underneath Obama’s college transcripts, his passport application, his immigration status as a foreign student, his funding sources for college and his Selective Service registration information. Next question?
EXAMPLES OF ANKLE JEWELRY FROM AROUND THE WORLD...
THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES
Sept. 13 — 19
Sept. 13: Hillary
Clinton is out promoting her new book, and in an interview this week, she said
that if she’d won the election, she would’ve been seen as a “genius.” I don’t
know about that, cuz Trump DID win the election, and
. . . nobody’s calling HIM a genius.
In her new book, Hillary said that she took a nap as the results were coming in on Election Night. And while she did that, Bill gathered a month’s worth of clothes and got the hell outta there.
Meanwhile, I saw that Hillary is going on a cross-country tour to promote the book. Then Democrats said, "Oh, so NOW you'll visit some swing states."
A video was just posted of a giant python in the New York City subway wrapped around a handrail. Passengers were like, “Eww! He’s TOUCHING the handrail!”
Delta Airlines just paid a woman $4,000 to give up her seat on an overbooked flight. When asked what she’ll do with the money the woman said, “Buy Spirit Airlines.”
Sept. 14: This morning President Trump tweeted that his border wall is going to be built out of old fences. Which explains why today, millions of Americans walked out of their homes and said, “Where the hell’s my fence?”
Ivanka Trump said that she doesn’t speak out against her dad publicly because “when you’re part of a team, you’re part of a team.” I think what she meant to say is “when you’re part of a will, you’re part of a will.”
After meeting with Democratic leaders, it seems like Trump changed his mind on DACA. Democrats were like, “Yeah, we told him it stood for Doughnuts Across America.”
Target announced that it will hire 100,000 seasonal employees during the holidays. Ten of them will be on the register; the rest will wander around saying, “I don’t work in this department.”
I read about a brother and sister in Michigan who reunited after 50 years apart. Unfortunately, it was on Tinder.
Sept. 18: Here in New York City, everyone is at the U.N. That’s right, the U.N. General Assembly kicked off today, and I read that 193 countries will be attending. They’re all committed to one goal: making New York City traffic a total nightmare.
Yesterday, Trump posted a tweet where he referred to Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man.” Which beats the other nickname he gave him, Lil’ Kim.
Today is Ben Carson’s 66th birthday. It’s a little different on Ben Carson’s birthday. He actually OPENS his eyes to make a wish.
I read that Prince Charles may not live in Buckingham Palace when he becomes king. Then Queen Elizabeth said, “When he becomes king? I love your optimism, Chuckie.”
A married couple in Louisiana was arrested after filming themselves having sex in a Walmart and a Burger King. Of course they were very embarrassed, so they told their friends it was a Target and a Wendy’s.
Sept. 19: President Trump gave his big speech at the U.N. General Assembly today. And at one point, he threatened to "totally destroy North Korea." He said he has a good plan to do it, too – he's gonna run for president of North Korea.
Trump's speech actually got off to a nice start, though. He began by welcoming all the world leaders to New York City. And when he finished his speech, he said, "Now go home."
Last night, Toys R Us officially filed for bankruptcy after falling $5 billion in debt. I guess they tried to pay it off, but the bank said, "This is Monopoly money."
I saw that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. And right before his speech, Trump's aides were like, "Please don't." (TRUMP) "Too late! Already bought the eye patch! ARHH you ready for a speech?"
I read that white giraffes were just caught on video for the first time ever. Researchers knew that they were white, cuz they were drinking pumpkin spice lattes.
Sept. 13: President Trump is actually getting a lot of praise for his response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. He's getting some praise. Here's the thing, though. You know, it's not a good sign for your presidency when the best thing that happens to you is two hurricanes.
Anyone go out and buy Hillary Clinton's book yet? Everyone is talking about it. She has some pretty interesting revelations in that book. Hillary Clinton in her book said that after Trump's inauguration speech, George W. Bush told her, "That was some weird ****." That's true. It's being called the most eloquent statement ever made by George W. Bush. I can't believe he said that. They're going to carve that into his library. On the wall.
A few days after being accused of liking a porn tweet on Twitter, Sen. Ted Cruz dismissed the claim saying the left is obsessed with sex. Cruz then said, "If and when they want to call me, I can recommend some great websites."
Apple is working with medical professionals to see if Apple Watches can detect heart problems. Here's how it works. If the Apple Watch doesn't fit around your wrist, you have a heart problem.
In a sewer in London, officials found a giant clump of fat, waste, and diapers known as fatburg. It's massive. The fatburg is so repulsive officials are divided on whether to dissolve it or cast it as a dance mom.
In Palm Springs, California, a Starbucks barista saved a customer's life by giving him CPR. Isn't that incredible? Apparently the customer had a heart attack when the barista spelled his name right.
Sept. 14: Huma Abedin and soon-to-be ex-husband Anthony Weiner say that they want to keep their divorce proceedings private. However, Weiner insisted he’s still going to keep his [private parts] public.
President Trump was very busy all night tweeting about Hillary Clinton. And as a result, Melania Trump spent this morning thanking Hillary Clinton.
Trump supporters are outraged over the president’s recent reversals on immigration. This is the first time they’ve ever been this angry at a white male.
President Trump now says he wants the wealthy to pay more taxes and undocumented minors to be allowed to stay in the country. Then, this morning, Trump accused himself of being born in Kenya.
Facebook is under fire because, during last year’s election, Facebook sold lots of ad space to Russia. Facebook said the problem has been fixed. Now they’re selling that ad space to a really nice lady named Isis.
The U.S. government has announced a deal to sell 18 fighter jets to Canada. The jets will help Canada protect itself from its most hated enemy: bad manners.
Security experts are now keeping a close eye on the rise of Osama bin Laden’s son. Even worse, they say Osama bin Laden Jr. may be working tighter with his siblings Eric bin Laden and Ivanka bin Laden.
Sept. 18: Over the weekend, President Trump retweeted a GIF of himself knocking Hillary Clinton down with a golf ball. In response, Hillary retweeted a GIF where she beat Trump by 3 million votes.
Today in New York, President Trump spoke before the United Nations General Assembly. There was an awkward moment when Trump looked into the audience and said, “Wait, how did you people get into this country?”
The big winner at last night’s Emmys was “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a show about a repressive society where women have no rights. It won Best Writing, Best Drama, and Best Mike Pence Fantasy.
A lot of people are angry about Sean Spicer’s cameo on last night’s Emmys. They’re also not thrilled to hear that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be hosting the Latin Grammys.
The charity organization Oxfam is renting out President Trump’s childhood home to refugees. It’s pretty cool; they’ve already rented out a room to a refugee on the run named “Melania.”
California Gov. Jerry Brown is working on a plan to build two tunnels that will bring water to Southern California. Of course, it’s California, so one tunnel is for flat water, the other sparkling with lime.
The wife of Donald Trump’s ethics adviser was caught having sex in a car with a prison inmate. Can you believe that? Donald Trump has an ethics adviser.
Sept. 19: During his speech to the U.N., President Trump paused for what he thought was an applause line and was met by silence. President Trump, welcome to my world.
While at the U.N., President Trump also called the Iran nuclear deal an "embarrassment." Then Trump said, "Gotta go — I have to post a tweet of me hitting a woman with a golf ball."
Today at the U.N., President Trump threatened to return immigrants to their home countries. After making those comments he got a standing ovation from Melania.
T-Mobile and Sprint are in talks for a possible merger. The merger will happen after T-Mobile texts Sprint at 2 a.m. and asks, "U up?"
Apple is exploring ways to turn Siri into people's personal therapist. In fact, this morning when I asked Siri for today's weather she said, "Stop trying to replace your father."
A new app lets people take selfies with virtual versions of "The Today Show" anchors. The app is called Why?
Sept. 13: This morning Donald Trump tweeted urging Congress to pass his tax reform plan. Here's what he wrote. He wrote, "With Irma and Harvey devastation, tax cuts and tax reform is needed more than ever before. Go Congress, go!" Go Congress! Who does he think he's talking to? They are senators, not Forrest Gump.
In another tweet, Trump added "Move fast, Congress." Now how can you tell Congress to move fast when the Senate majority leader is literally a tortoise? [Shows picture of Mitch McConnell]
Now the thing with these tweets is somehow these tweets imply that the tax reform plans would help hurricane victims. And how would that ever possibly help? People would be like, "Hey, did your house make it through the flooding? No. But luckily the CEO of the company I work for is getting a massive tax cut and that's really getting me through this."
Whatever you think of Trump's tweets this morning, they do have support in Congress. In fact, they were the first tweets that Ted Cruz liked this week that weren't porn videos.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton's book came out on Tuesday and White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders reacted to it in a briefing yesterday calling it "sad." And I agree. I agree it is sad that Hillary Clinton's book wasn't written by President Hillary Clinton.
This morning on the "Today" show Hillary Clinton gave her first live interview since the election. It did not go well. She started out talking about the election but she just ended up drinking a case of wine with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
The new iPhone 10 was released and Samsung, not to be left out, they announced that they are hoping to release a bendable version of the Galaxy Note that folds in half. Now here's my question, can it bend into an iPhone 10? If not, I don't care.
Yesterday Apple came out and said, "Our new phones will have 4K resolution, facial recognition and wireless charging." And Samsung is like, "Oh yeah, but can you fold it in half? Ha ha. We win!"
A foldable mobile phone. Or, as it was called ten years ago, a mobile phone. [Shows picture of flip phone]
Sept. 14: Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi had dinner with Donald Trump and they said that they struck a deal regarding immigration and border security that might not even include the wall Trump keeps promising. Yeah, at the dinner Pelosi and Schumer had the chicken, while Trump ate his words.
I’m kidding! What they actually served — and this is true — they served Chinese food and chocolate pie. And you thought Democrats and Republicans don’t mix well.
Chinese food and chocolate pie — now I get it, Trump wasn’t trying to negotiate with them, he was trying to kill them.
Trump supporters were really angry today that it looks like he was making deals with the Democrats and abandoning the border wall. They said that Trump never betrays anyone. Aside from Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci, Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, his two ex-wives, and that one daughter he never talks about. Aside from that, he never betrays anybody.
Then today, Trump tweeted today that there is no deal with the Democrats. So now I’m confused. Trump changes positions more than the porn stars that Ted Cruz watches on Twitter.
So Trump goes one way, then he abruptly goes the other way, then swoops around in a completely different direction for no apparent reason. Which is also what he tells the guy cutting his hair.
But Trump did try to reassure his supporters by tweeting this: “The wall, which is already under construction in the form of new renovation of old and existing fences and walls, will continue to be built.” Now I’m sorry, you cannot fix an existing wall and then say that you built a wall. That is not how it works. That is like taking $14 million from your father and saying you are a self-made businessman.
Sept. 18: In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly this morning, Donald Trump told world leaders that the U.N. needs to reform itself because it’s ineffective due to bureaucracy and mismanagement. And for the first time, every nation on Earth had a reason to come together: to roll their eyes at Donald Trump.
President Trump told the United Nations to reform itself, citing mismanagement. Then the United Nations told President Trump to reform himself, citing mismanagement.
On Sunday, Donald Trump tweeted about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying, “I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. I asked him how ‘Rocket Man’ is doing.” President Trump, you’ve already ruined enough; don’t ruin Elton John lyrics for us.
Next thing you know, he’ll be calling the prime minister of Australia Crocodile Rock.
A thousand bucks says Trump called him Rocket Man because he couldn’t remember the name of North Korea’s leader. Do you know what I mean? He’s like, “Oh hey, there you are, how is it going — Rocket Man? My Rocket Man buddy."
Last night here in Los Angeles was the prime-time Emmy Awards. The big winners last night were Donald Glover, Hulu, and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Spicer won best actor in a comedy for his role in Donald Trump’s administration.
I’m kidding, of course! But Sean Spicer actually did make a cameo at last night’s ceremony and according to some reports, at the after party Spicer was the post popular guy in the room. And I just want to say, I think people are forgetting that this man lied to the American people, and should not be embraced. These Hollywood phonies kissing up to Sean Spicer are disgusting. I mean who did this, who are we talking about here? [shows photo of himself kissing Spicer]
Now I know you think that is a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer. But in the spirit of Sean Spicer: no, it isn’t.
Anyone ever have that feeling when you get a little drunk and then wake up the next morning and think, “Oh God, who did I kiss last night?” It’s a bit like that. Understandably, some people have been disappointed by this photo. In truth I’m disappointed by it as well. I have been reading a lot of harsh comments on Twitter today and I hear you loud and clear, truly I do. So much so I’m really starting to regret that Carpool Karaoke that we’ve taped with Steve Bannon. Feels like a mistake today.
Sept. 19: The United Nations has gathered this week, and all of the world leaders are there for the General Assembly. This morning, Donald Trump went to the U.N. headquarters to give a speech — or, as Trump calls it, an "in-person tweet talk."
Trump's speech was kind of colorful, especially when he addressed the assembled countries as "future Trump hotel locations."
During the speech, Trump threatened to "totally destroy North Korea," which can only mean one thing — he's going to run for president of North Korea.
In his speech, Trump also referred to Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man," saying, "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission." You can't call someone "Rocket Man" in the same speech where you're threatening to launch rockets. That makes you a rocket man. Now you're both rocket men!
Donald Trump, Jr., has decided to give up his Secret Service protection in order to have more privacy. He said it got annoying having Secret Service guys always standing around, listening in, and making it almost impossible for him to call Russia to receive further instructions.
Meanwhile, Eric Trump will keep his protection, so they can help him tie his shoes and stop him from choking on hard candies.
Sept. 13: Sean Spicer is here with us tonight. You may remember his hit reality show "I'm a Press Secretary, Get Me Out of Here." This will be Sean's first television appearance since he escaped from — I mean, resigned from, the Trump administration. I feel like I'm interviewing one of the Chilean miners. Still has the helmet on.
The UN Security Council this week approved a new round of sanctions against North Korea and they're severe. They're taking Kim Jong Un's iPad away for a week.
In response to the sanctions, North Korea threatened to cause the United States "the greatest pain and suffering it has gone through in its entire history." I hate to break it to you, we already kind of did that to ourselves back in November.
Sept. 14: The president and his wife were in Florida today to look at the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Trump cares very deeply about the state of Florida. Almost every weekend since he was sworn in, he has personally flown to Florida to make sure there were no hurricanes there. Sometimes he even carries a golf club to fend them off.
There was a lot of fuss about the high-heeled shoes Melania wore when she visited Houston after Hurricane Harvey. So today she wore the most somber footwear in her closet: a pair of $750 Chanel flats.
Hillary Clinton is promoting her new book. She told Anderson Cooper that a lot of people come up to her now to apologize for not voting. And when they do that, she says she doesn’t forgive them. I guess she used all her forgiveness up on her husband.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Clinton’s book. She said she thought it was sad. Which is true. I mean, it is — I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who’s planning to read it, but at the end of the book, Donald Trump becomes president.
Sept. 19: Our President Donald Trump spoke to representatives at the U.N. General Assembly. The president was a bit disappointed. Usually when Trump meets representatives from different countries, there's a swimsuit competition and they wear sashes.
It was an historic event in that I think I'm pretty sure this was the first time anyone said something like this: "They're working together in the Middle East to crush the loser terrorists and stop the re-emergence."
Loser is a word you use to describe your sister's fiancé. Not terrorists. Loser is how Biff insulted Marty McFly. Our president uses to it describe ISIS.
Trump also told the group he was prepared to "totally destroy North Korea." He again called Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man." I think he does this nickname thing because he can't remember anyone's real name. Like when you see the guy at the 7-Eleven. "Hey, buddy, what's going on?"
He said Kim Jong Un was "Rocket Man on a suicide mission." If you want to insult Kim Jong Un, maybe don't make it sound like he's an action-packed movie franchise. Just call him Kim.
Sept. 13: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today that "President Trump has done more for bipartisanship in the past eight days than President Obama did in eight years." Catch more of Sarah's comedy in her new Netflix special,"Chucklebee."
Musician and prospective Senate candidate Kid Rock gave a political speech last night in Detroit and said, "I love black people and I love white people, too, but neither as much as I love red, white and blue." Oh, God. Oh, God — he's gonna win.
The White House announced today that President Trump will sign a resolution passed by Congress that condemns white supremacists. Oh, I can see it now, "Okay, Donald J. Trunch. What? I signed it, I signed it."
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was named a visiting fellow at Harvard University today, which is pretty much what he was at the White House.
Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went to Twitter last night to tease the launch of his own news site, where every article will begin, "Now you didn't hear this from me, but …"
Sept. 14: Sen. Ted Cruz yesterday responded to the reaction to his Twitter account “liking” a pornographic tweet, and said that “people ought to be able to do what they want in their own bedrooms.” Although after hearing about Ted Cruz watching porn, nobody feels like doing anything in their bedrooms anymore.
In an interview with CNN yesterday, Hillary Clinton said that the Electoral College “needs to be eliminated.” “Same with regular college!” said Betsy DeVos.
A company in California will unveil the world’s first talking sex robot in January. Because that’s what people who buy sex robots want: follow-up questions.
Sept. 19: During his address to the U.N. today, President Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man." Even worse, he referred to nuclear missiles as "boom boom sticks." "Folks, the Rocket Man has boom boom sticks and there's a good chance we're all gonna go ka-blooey."
President Trump said during his address to the U.N. today that if North Korea continues working on its nuclear program, the U.S. will have "no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." Oh my God, Trump is going to run for president of North Korea.
An 83-year-old grandfather in California recently pushed a suspected burglar off his roof. Neighbors are calling it shocking while the roofer is calling it the last time he works on that house.
The Italian restaurant chain "Villa Italian Kitchen" is adding a new pumpkin spice pizza to its menu. And if you like that, you're gonna love Starbucks' new Linguini Mocha.
Sept. 19: Donald Trump is on a trip to a very hostile region: New York City. He's in town because he gave his first official address at — I want to say Starfleet Academy. The president gave us a preview of his U.N. speech yesterday, telling reporters he plans to "Make the United Nations great... not again. Make the United Nations great." So not #maga.
It's no secret Donald Trump has never liked the U.N. Back in 2012, he tweeted "The cheap 12-inch square marble tiles behind speaker at U.N. always bothered me. I will replace with beautiful large marble slabs, if they ask me." They're not going to ask you. You know what they talk about at the U.N., right? They're going to ask you to send soldiers to Uganda, not sconces to the lobby.
Trump doubled down on his new nickname for Kim Jong Un. "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime." Mr. President, don't give our enemies nicknames that make them sound cooler! "I will destroy Commander Jetpack and Admiral Ice Cream Sex Machine."
WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE
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Think things are bad here in the U.S.? Numerous French cops are calling in sick instead of responding to riots. HERE'S why: (4:03)
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Leroy and I would happily come out of retirement and volunteer for any police department dealing with Antifa if we could be placed in CHARGE of a water cannon. (4:19)
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We’re giving the officer at this end of THIS short video a 9.5 for an excellent body slam. Had there been more of a “slapping” sound as he hit the pavement we would have upgrade the score to a 10. (1:59)
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Hats off to country singer Dolly Parton. She was about the only mega star to appear on the Emmy’s a few days ago who refused to take a cheap shot at President Trump. If you would like to know more about this amazing 72-year-old entertainer who grew up dirt poor and became one of the most well loved country singers today, a simple click right HERE will do it. (6:30)
At the Emmys: Lily Tomlin disses Trump. Jane Fonda approves. Dolly doesn’t.
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Back by popular demand is Micah Tyler who harmonizes with HIMSELF to a song titled “You’ve Gotta Love Millennials.” The lyrics are on the screen, so sing along if you like. (2:57)
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Wow! What a trip! If last week’s views of the planets and stars and their relative sizes piqued your curiosity, this video that begins with a pretty young lady at Google Headquarters and takes you out past the nearby galaxies should produce something equally profound. But this one has a catch. When you return to earth, you’re taken on a trip to view another universe, one that you don’t normally think about. Click HERE, sit back and be amazed. (3:09)
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To those of you who experienced the strong winds last week that downed some trees and made a mess of parts of the San Jose area, were they anything like those in THIS clip? (5:16)
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One thing can be said about surveillance cameras: There’s not a lot that they MISS capturing on video. (6:01)
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Anyone up for a nice, peaceful bike ride out in the country? C’mon, let's go. We’ll provide the BIKE and Dan Atherton will lead the way. (4:01)
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When you were a toddler did THIS happen to you when you sneezed. We’ll wager it did at least once! (Still happen to us!) (0:29)
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A stray dog crashed an outdoor concert in Ephesus, Turkey, and proved that he, too, enjoyed classical music, much to the APPROVAL of the patrons and some of the musicians. (0:53)
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This week’s Hope for Paws story: A homeless dog living on the streets gets rescued, transformed and is NOW looking for a home. (4:08)
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Go Trojans! As in USC Trojans. And I’m not just saying that because my late wife was a graduate of the University of Southern California. It’s because this is a very special inspirational story that deserved to be this week’s closer. Meet Jake Olson, a highly loved and respected BLIND football player who became a USC Trojan. (7:53)
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Additions and changes since the last published update (alphabetical by last name):
Steve Wininger — Address change
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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