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In an effort to make up for ducking out last week
(there was no Farsider), we thought we would put a
belated Thanksgiving spotlight on Dave Wysuph, the
President of the Police Benevolent Assn. (It’s because
of the PBA that we have been able to bring you the
Farsider each week over the past several years.)
In this short clip captured on video a few days before
last week’s Thanksgiving holiday, Dave is seen warming
up his happy feet for an upcoming performance on
“Dancing with the Stars” in which he is hoping that
Rosie O’Donnell will be his partner.
THIS one-minute clip, you will see that, according
to Dave, it's all "about the bird."
Nov. 26, 2014
Staffing Projections Optimistic
(click here) and attachment
(click here) the POA sent to City Manager Ed Shikada.
It was in response to Chief Esquivel's November 6, 2014
(click here) and subsequent City Council discussion
on future police staffing projections.
In short, it highlights the Chief's optimistic
projections of our Department's staffing going forward.
Even the Mercury News called the numbers "an optimistic
view of the agency's ability to retain officers and
recruit new blood"
(click here for full Mercury article).
Recently, our command staff appeared before the City
Council and delivered their assessment of the current
state of our Department. The assessment lasted two and a
half hours and included statements by Chief Esquivel, AC
Garcia and Q and A between the City Council and Esquivel
and Garcia. It is interesting to note that Measure B was
not mentioned once, by anyone.
I don't expect you to go through the ordeal of watching
the entire 2+ hours, but if you want to,
here is the link.
Here are my takeaways from the meeting:
I don't know of any officer who has not been told by
a property crime victim that they did not report the
crime because they didn't want to wait the several hours
it takes for us to respond. Unfortunately,
under-reporting is not something easily quantifiable,
but as police officers we know that under-reporting is
real and is increasing in San Jose. Unfortunately, Sam
Liccardo does not believe that under-reporting is a
problem. San Jose's next Mayor spent most of his
speaking time trying to convince himself and his
colleagues that under-reporting was much ado about
nothing. In fact, Mayor-elect Liccardo spent his time
speaking about under-reporting and stayed away from
discussing our recruitment and retention crisis as if it
were the third rail. He did make passing mention of
laterals and direct entries.
Under Reporting is Not Happening
Laterals and Direct Entries
Lower the Hiring Standards
Councilmember Khamis spent his time asking about
lisps, too stringent hiring standards and applicants who
like the ganja. Khamis was looking for ways to
circumvent the high standards that must be met to become
a police officer in San Jose and his questioning of our
standards is troublesome.
Are some of our (hiring) processes too stringent?
Jumping on the 'how can we lower our hiring standards'
bandwagon was Councilmember Oliverio. It's important to
note that according to DC Knopf, "The number one
disqualifier is integrity."
Chief Esquivel Remains Silent on Measure B
The exchange between Councilmember Oliverio and Chief
Esquivel shows either the Chief's lack of knowledge or
his inability to speak truth to power (most likely the
second) when it comes to the real reason our Department
is in the condition it is in. Remember, "Measure B" was
not uttered once throughout this 2 ½ hour assessment of
the Police Department. If there was ever a time for some
straight talk about Measure B and what must be done to
chart a new course for our Department, it was during
this assessment. But the Chief just could not bring
himself to deliver the medicine to a Mayor-elect, an
outgoing Mayor, and a Council majority that has provided
cover for every mistake he has made during his tenure.
Thankfully, AC Garcia saw the Chief faltering and spoke
Why can't we hire laterals?
Alternatives to Solving the Recruitment and Retention
Many of our Councilmembers refuse to admit the
obvious; until they fix Measure B, we will struggle to
recruit and retain officers and our staffing numbers
will continue to fall. Rather than do that, they chase
alternatives that may make a great sound bite but will
not reverse our downward staffing trend. Liccardo wants
to put his faith in analytics software and Oliverio
wants to contract out with other agencies to do our
traffic enforcement and/or install red light cameras
because we no longer have the officers to do that kind
Contracting out traffic enforcement
Red light cameras
I know it is natural for some of
you to hope that now that the election is over, these
politicians will stop their posturing, sit down and do
the work necessary to turn thing around. It is clear to
me that this will not be the case. They will continue to
ignore the elephant in the room.
These people are running the 10th largest city in the
nation and if it doesn't scare you, it should.
THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE CITY AND SJPD
Conversation with San Jose Mayor-Elect Sam Liccardo
Inside — Nov. 28, 2014
Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo says he will work with unions
and political adversaries after an unforgiving campaign.
following is an interview San Jose Inside editor Josh
Koehn had with Mayor-elect Sam Liccardo on Friday, Nov.
21, in his City Hall office. The interview has been
edited for brevity and clarity.
Josh Koehn: In four years what are you going to
point to as your accomplishments?
We will have launched a significant initiative to reach
thousands of kids, engage them in after-school programs.
Overwhelmingly kids in neighborhoods who have no access
Lower-performing school districts?
Yeah, East Side; Central San Jose. We will have made San
Jose the safest big city in America again.
And what does that mean exactly, because despite what
you and Dave Cortese were saying through the campaign,
San Jose is still a pretty safe city? Can we acknowledge
I wasn’t the one. Go through all my mail. Go through
everything I said publicly. I was the guy telling
everybody in the media, ‘Hey, please look at the data
before you buy this stuff about somehow or another we’ve
become Detroit.’ We had the lowest rate of violent crime
of any major U.S. city last year. Now on the other hand,
if there’s been a burglary on your street or worse on
your own home, as far as you’re concerned crime is up
100 percent. So, I can assure you the fear mongering
wasn’t coming from my campaign. What I was talking about
was solutions. … I want to see a significant expansion
of job opportunities for at-risk teens. In the book I
talk about ways that we can do it that are within our
budget, leveraging existing resources that we’re using
today and essentially kill two birds. We can do things
that are beneficial for the public, like restoring
parks, and engage teens in doing some of that work and
giving them the first three sentences of their résumé.
When you talk about restoring services, there’s also a
restoring of relationships that has to occur. How does
that work? Are they coming to you with demands, or are
they coming to you hat in hand almost?
Nobody is coming hat in hand. Within 48 hours of
Election Day, I reached out to several folks, including
Ben Field and (police union president) Jim Unland and
others, and said, ‘Let’s find a way to work together.’
We’ve got a lot to do. I do think that existing officers
have done an incredible job. We’ve seen crime rates drop
significantly in the last few years—
Despite the shortages in staff and the acrimony.
Despite what you may see in the mail from the police
union. But we are perilously low-staffed right now as a
department and it’s affecting everything from
investigations to patrol. And so I’m hopeful with new
leadership in the (police) union, we’re going to be able
to find some small wins relatively quickly, that we can
immediately utilize for retention and to attract new
You should hear some of the things these guys have
called you. I mean, you probably hear it through back
channels. I doubt they say it to your face.
Well, I grew up in a family of five kids so they haven’t
called me anything worse than I’ve already been called
before. The best lesson I ever got in politics, believe
it or not, it came from a Catholic priest. He said the
beginning of all theology is recognizing that it’s not
about you. I think it’s true in politics, too. If
there’s success it’s not about me. And if people are
angry and they’re burning me in effigy, it’s not about
me, either. There are bigger issues here and we’ve got
to work on them together. It’s a big city. I recognize
not everyone is going to agree with me. That’s the way
it goes. But I need to work with everyone.
This housing impact fee that was passed by the
council—five years exemption I believe for downtown
high-rises. How do you think that’s going to shake out
not only in the short term, but also the long term?
So the exemption and reduction for high-rises started
back in ’06 when Cindy Chavez proposed it. At the time,
they couldn’t get any high-rises out of the ground. For
all the reasons that I’m sure you’ve heard
already—you’ve got an airport that prevents developers
from making sufficient profit; you’ve got a high water
table; and the market hadn’t been proved out. So, they
cut the fees. We got the four towers out of the ground;
two of them went through bankruptcy/receivership. That
didn’t exactly prove the market. We’ve now got some more
underway. If we get through this cycle and we say that
three, four or five towers are up, and they’re all
solvent, then I think it’s fair to say this whole things
goes away and we move on and the market’s proved out. I
guess I’m giving you an answer to a different question,
which is why need it. I’ll tell you why we need it. This
is the only way we can build housing in this city—the
most fiscally sustainable way to build housing—because
you don’t have to have fire and police and sewers in
far-flung parts of the city. It’s the most
environmentally sustainable way to build housing,
certainly. You’re promoting alternative transportation
by building on transit corridors and getting people
close to work. And you’re significantly reducing the
likelihood that folks who are living there are building
freeways. All of those reasons—this is a critical,
critical goal for us in our general plan. It’s all of
those reasons, plus the revitalization of the downtown
depends on it. So, there’s no question that people will
continue to criticize me for saying we need more
affordable housing. I’m advocating for a fee that should
be on everything except for this kind of housing. But
what’s important to recognize is I didn’t exempt all
housing in the downtown. Most of the housing being built
around here isn’t high-rise; it’s mid-rise. They have to
pay full freight. We have a lot of mid-rise development
underway right now and we’re going to keep having
Critics of yours would say that’s basically a handout to
big developer buddies. What would you say to that?
I guess I would say there is no question I’ve always
been an advocate for high-rise housing. And there’s no
question that developers of high-rise housing have seen
me as an advocate. No question about that. I think those
same critics should take a hard look and see who has
been taking the most bullets from the development
community for pushing impact fees, inclusionary housing
fees—and it’s consistently been me. The reason why I’m
an advocate for high-rise is what I just described: the
fiscal benefit, the environmental benefit, the
incredible importance of high-rise housing and the
revitalization of downtown; the fact that this is the
only place where you can build 200 or 300 units to the
acre and not have a neighborhood burning down City Hall;
and critically recognizing the realty of the future of
growth in this valley. We’re going to add 400,000 people
in the next quarter-century. I don’t know where we’re
going to put them if we’re not building incredible
high-density in the core. It means we continue a pattern
of sprawl, which has degraded our environment, filled
our freeways with traffic and is eroding the fiscal
position of the city. I don’t want to continue that
pattern. That means you have to be for something if
you’re against something else.
Do you support legalization of marijuana in California?
I want to look at the data and see what happens in
Colorado and Washington and now Oregon and some other
places where we’re seeing it pop up. … The most
dangerous drug on the planet is alcohol. Do I think
marijuana is as dangerous as alcohol? Of course not. Do
I want a world in which we have more drugs that look
like alcohol? No.
Alcohol makes you do funny things and act a little wild.
Most people who smoke pot—
End up at Taco Bell.
If they even get off the couch. It’s more likely it’s a
And I agree. For the great majority that’s the impact,
it makes people more lethargic.
Or relaxed. Moving on. Where do you differ in your
management style from Mayor Reed and how do you think it
will be different over the next four years?
I have the benefit of having a lot more opportunities
than Chuck ever had coming in. We had a about a year to
get anything done and then we ran head-first into the
worst recession of the last three-quarters of a century.
The bottom fell out and then all of the conversations
were about eliminating and reducing. As a Democrat those
are hard conversations to have. Just by nature of the
different circumstances that we have, I can talk about
new initiatives like supporting after-school programs
that Chuck could never talk about.
Rose Herrera. Is she going to be your vice mayor?
We’ll make a decision in mid- to late-December.
Lew Wolff. Baseball. How many more years are you going
to give them until you give up (on the A’s coming to San
The good news is we don’t have to give them
anything.It’s not like we’re spending money. We’re
making money on the option as we speak. We’re not paying
for the lawyers to litigate this thing. So, it’s not
like there’s a huge opportunity cost. It’s house money.
Let’s let it ride. And by the way, they’re paying us
some money for a piece of land that nobody else seems to
be interested in currently. I don’t know many other
cities that have a set of private investors ready to
make a half-billion dollar investment in their city.
It’s something that can produce an attraction for at
least 30,000 people for at least (81) days a year. I
know there are detractors, just like there were
detractors of the arena. But I’m an unabashed supporter
because 10 years from now, this thing gets over the goal
line, everyone is going to look back and say, ‘Of course
I was a supporter.’
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• • • • •
Bad Policies Will Take San Jose Years to Overcome
Brownstein — Guest OP/Ed
News — Nov. 30, 2014
Reed leaves office, it is essential to truthfully assess
the damage he has done to San Jose. Unless problems are
recognized, they cannot be fixed.
Worshipful praises such as those presented by Dave
Fadness and William Baron (Opinion, Nov. 9) do nothing
to heal the deep divisiveness that Reed incited or
reverse the declines in public safety his mismanagement
Think of Reed as San Jose’s divider-in-chief. For
decades, San Jose had been blessed with a pluralistic
and collaborative political culture. The city’s mixture
of business, labor and community groups arranged and
rearranged coalitions to get things done. Reed brought
the era of mutual respect and cooperation to an ugly
Numerous San Jose mayors had been opposed by police and
fire unions. Only Reed treated the well-being of police
officers with such disdain that hundreds have left the
force. To low wage families struggling in our high cost
region, Reed’s strident opposition to a city minimum
wage increase seemed to send a contemptuous message:
Live on $8 an hour, and like it.
He tried to force city unions to work without a contract
even after they agreed to 10 percent cuts in pay. By
using wildly inaccurate fiscal projections, such as the
phony $650 million projection of pension costs, he
created a climate of alarm and a politics of
scapegoating enemies rather than solving problems.
The results can be seen in the precinct maps for the
recent mayoral election. The city is split in two. The
more white, affluent west supported Sam Liccardo.
The lower wage, more diverse east rallied to Dave
Reed built this wall. It is his legacy. He has left us
facing many long years to restore the spirit of teamwork
that once prevailed.
Reed’s defenders highlight his role in achieving pension
reform. But his reforms are an abject failure. Most of
Measure B has been overturned in court. The police force
has been decimated, and crime agonizes countless
San Jose once selected the best of the best to be its
employees. Now its recruiters return empty-handed
whether they are seeking detectives or specialized
technicians. Reed has left us with virtually insoluble
staffing dilemmas. How does a city reduce crime without
police? How does it hire talent without paying
Finally, Reed has made a mockery out of the open
government reforms and high ethical standards that were
supposed to be his trademark. He delayed adopting the
city’s Sunshine Policies as an ordinance for seven years
so they could be waived at will while he was in office.
Is that a commitment to open government? He signed
ballot arguments for Measure W with claims so dishonest
that the courts ordered them deleted. Is that a
commitment to ethics?
When a sunshine complaint was filed against him over the
Independence Branch Library construction contract, he
failed to declare a conflict of interest and presided
over the hearing at the Rules Committee. Is this a
commitment to opposing corruption? Reed championed a
multimillion dollar subsidy to the San Pedro Square
Market project, a development proposed by former Mayor
Tom McEnery, a political ally, and estimated to generate
less than $50,000 a year in city tax receipts. Is that
San Jose residents are left with the task of turning
Reed’s rhetoric into actual, functioning reforms.
Facing the truth of Reed’s years as mayor will be
painful. But as Nelson Mandela has shown, truth itself
can be a force for moving forward from a time of
Bob Brownstein is director of policy and research at
Working Partnerships USA and was former Mayor Susan
Hammer’s budget and policy director. He wrote this for
• • • • •
of a Similar Cop Shooting
Herhold — Columnist
News — Nov. 30, 2014
before Darren Wilson shot an unarmed Michael Brown in
Ferguson, Missouri, a state drug agent fatally shot a
fleeing man in the back in downtown San Jose. In a trial
late the next year, that agent, Michael Walker, was
acquitted. The verdict ignored common sense. And the
story haunts me still.
The details were different, naturally. It was a white
cop and a Latino victim in San Jose, not the
white-on-black story in Ferguson. The dead man in San
Jose, Rudy Cardenas, was shot as he ran away after a
long car chase. Brown was shot in the front after a
tussle with the cop. One case went to trial. The other
ended with a grand jury deciding not to indict.
But there are enough parallels between the two cases to
offer lessons to those of us trying to make sense of the
decision by the St. Louis prosecutor not to bring
charges against Wilson and instead let grand jurors make
the decision. The first lesson lies in the difficulty
that a prosecutor faces in securing a verdict against a
cop. The law, particularly in Missouri, is weighted in
favor of the police officer using lethal force. Even
when the facts point clearly toward manslaughter or
second-degree murder, as it did in San Jose, juries are
reluctant to convict cops. Rudy Cardenas, who was 43,
when he died in February 2004, had a longer record than
Michael Brown. When state drug agents mistook him for a
fugitive parolee, he bolted. Agent Walker caught up with
him on foot behind the Shires retirement high-rise at
Fourth and St. James Street.
Walker later explained that he thought that Cardenas was
turning to pull out a gun. But Cardenas was unarmed, the
agent had cover and at least one witness described the
man as running away “like Flo-Jo,” the Olympic track
After a two-month trial, the jury acquitted the likable
Walker, 34. His attorney had asked them to put the badge
on themselves mentally before they reached a decision. A
cadre of officers attended the trial regularly, silently
vouching for Walker’s reputation.
All this has led me to conclude that St. Louis
prosecutor Robert McCulloch would have faced a very
difficult chore in trying to obtain a conviction against
Wilson. If a jury in liberal San Jose couldn’t find
Michael Walker guilty, a jury in St. Louis County would
not convict Darren Wilson.
Yet the experience of covering the Walker case left me
with a deep skepticism about the way these shootings are
justified and described by the surviving officers.
In the Walker case, the agent’s story inflated over
time: He first told San Jose police he “thought”
Cardenas had a gun. By the time of trial, he was certain
Cardenas had a gun, though none was found.
In the shooting of Michael Brown, it is the details that
precede the fatal shots that raise the most questions
for me. Was Wilson really “a 5year-old” tussling with
“Hulk Hogan?” I doubt it. Both men were 6-foot-4. Did
the officer really ask the two kids politely to consider
walking on the sidewalk? I doubt it.
Yet trials create their own realities. They do not
precisely reflect what happened on the street. In these
kind of cases, justice becomes an elusive concept,
dependent on our own experiences and prejudices. It is
not just the facts of a given day that lead us to think
the way we do. It is the litany of what happened to us
FOLLOWING THE WHITE HAT
Bill Leavy’s remaining games for the rest of the season:
night (Dec. 7) — New England at San Diego at 5:30 on NBC
Dec. 14 — Green Bay at Buffalo
Dec. 21 — Indy at Dallas
Dec. 28 — Carolina at Atlanta
he’ll let us know if he gets a playoff game.
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LAST CALL FOR THE KEITH KELLEY CLUB 2014 CHRISTMAS
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—Just a handful of tickets left—
Christmas Dinner Dance will be held on December 13th at
the San Jose Holiday Inn, 1350 N. First Street, San
Jose, CA. All Retired KKC members attend free of charge,
guest ticket is $75. Send your dinner reservation to
Margie Thompson, 116 Fox Avenue, SJ 95110 and include
your check for $75 (for guest).
Cocktail Party — 5:30 to 6:30 pm
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SO HOW DO YOU HANDICAP THE GOP RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN
The following was received from a retired airline pilot
friend who lives in Coronado, and authored the lead-in
below about his friend Marshall Frank, who provided a
perspective of the GOP’s presidential hopefuls. I’m
pretty much in agreement with what Frank says. What say
you? Feel free to comment.
Marshall Frank has been writing and publishing
commentary since 1994. His articles have appeared in
various newspapers in North Carolina and Florida, along
with short stories in many magazines. True to his
moniker “Frankly Speaking,” (the title of one of his
books) Frank wastes no words in presenting his message
as he hits sharp and hard but above the belt. No one
would ever call him politically correct. His critics are
hard pressed to pigeonhole him as a liberal or
conservative, as his views vary depending on the issue.
Because he is not running for office nor seeking a job,
the muzzle is off. One critic said, “I don't always
agree with Mr. Frank, but he sure makes you think.”
the Republican Presidential Hopefuls for 2016.
brief perspective on all the early possible candidates
for 2016 in the Republican side.
Gov. Mitt Romney: Outstanding choice, outstanding human
being and reeks of competency. But he lost. He’s had his
shot and should move on, or eventually accept a position
in the new cabinet. Adlai Stevenson was a good man who
tried twice, and it just doesn’t work.
Sen. Ted Cruz: Moot issue. A waste of anyone’s interest
because he is ineligible. Republicans and Obama critics
in general made a huge issue about Obama being born
outside the U.S. It would not only be hypocritical for
him to run, the democrats would have a field day because
Cruz was born in Canada. That’s life.
Gov. Jeb Bush: He may be a good guy, but it doesn’t
matter. Too many folks are bushed from the Bushes. Time
to move on to new names, new families, new thinking.
Gov. Chris Christie: One of the more prominent front
runners because he’s tough and effective. But he’s not
beautiful and can be overly gruff with people. People
might like his hard honesty.
Sen. Rand Paul: Smart, young and full of logic and ideas
on the domestic front. But does he have a handle on the
foreign problems? He’ll probably join with Christie
among front runners, but I don’t think he can win.
Dr. Ben Carson: Great guy, smart, and black besides. But
he’s untested in the political waters with no experience
in the government process. Though likeable, I don’t see
his chances moving forward.
Speaker Newt Gingrich: One of the most savvy in the
bunch, with lots of experience in government working
with both sides of the aisle. I think he would be an
effective president. But he lacks charisma, a deadly sin
in modern times.
Gov. Mike Huckabee: Likeable, smart, honest,
experienced, conservative appeal and tons of exposure
from his TV show. I think he would be a very good
president. But he would have to overcome the rash of
demonizing he’d get from the left, labeling him a
Gov. Susana Martinez: New Mexico governor with an
excellent record. The only viable female in party
circles who would stand a chance. I see her as a likely
VP candidate based on her record, gender and Hispanic
Sen. Marco Rubio: The obvious is that Rubio would draw
Hispanic appeal, but more from the Cuban community than
the Mexicans where the immigration problems lie. Rubio
is smart, handsome and charismatic. Another probable
Gov. Scott Walker: Not a front runner because he’s not a
national figure as much as Rubio, Huckabee or Christie.
But he’s established an effective record in a complex
state, overcoming hard challenges and showing that his
conservative style brings results to the state economy.
He’s a doer, and people like that. I see him moving up
to front status as the campaign rolls along. Also a good
looking man with charismatic appeal.
Gov. John Kasich: Ditto from the Scott walker comments,
another doer, very effective governor, a model for state
governing. Good speaker, smart man, not as handsome as
Walker. But he could move up too.
Gov. Rick Perry: Had his shot four years ago with too
many gaffs that will be held against him. His excellent
record as an effective governor won’t matter.
Sen. Rick Santorum: He’s no longer an effective national
figure and will fizzle out fast if he throws his hat in
Cong. Paul Ryan: Ryan would be an excellent president,
particularly on the domestic front. Very savvy when it
comes to budget, economy and social issues, but he’s not
a great speaker. I don’t see him as a serious challenge.
Gov. Sarah Palin: Forget about it. She’s dead meat. Her
views, her record and her appeal is not enough to move
her forward. The democrats have successfully demonized
her out of contention.
Cong. Allen West: Great man. Not enough government
service outside the military. His savvy on the
international front would be a tremendous asset in the
White House, and he would surround himself with true
Americans on the domestic front. West would make a great
president, but is he too rigid? Taciturn? Certainly an
asset among the black conservative ranks.
Cong. Trey Gowdy: Could be a game changer, one of those
surprises that suddenly emerges from the back of the
pack. People love his direct, no-nonsense, style and
in-your-face when it comes to law breakers and
corruption. Look for Gowdy to rise to national
prominence, especially if results come from his Benghazi
Donald Trump: Always interested in what he has to say,
though his chance of being a president is nil to none.
Gov. Bobby Jindal: Likeable, but hasn’t got “it.”
Wouldn’t be surprised if a nominee chose him for VP on
Amb. John Bolton: An outstanding choice for Secretary of
State, but he’d never make it to the presidency.
Secr. Condoleezza Rice: Utterly brilliant. Probably one
of the most qualified persons in the Republican ranks to
be president. Besides that, she’s black and female.
Should be a winner if she throws her hat in the ring.
But, she has one problem which will weight her down like
Watergate weighted Nixon: Iraq. Rice is seen as one of
the architects of the Iraq war, which the Democrats will
use to render her political demise.
If it were a perfect world, my dream team would be:
Scott Walker/Condi Rice
I’m not holding my breath.
Other honorable mentions, who don’t stand a chance:
Gov. Jan Brewer
Sen. Scott Brown
Cong. Marsha Blackburn
Sen. Bob Corker
Sen. Lindsey Graham
We’ll see how this all plays out eighteen months from
THE BEST “TONGUE-IN-CHEEK” STORY OF THE WEEK AWARD GOES
…this item that has shown up on numerous military and
pro Second Amendment websites:
Nov. 24, 2014 – Retired Army Green Beret Smokey Taylor
got his court martial this weekend and came away feeling
good about it. Taylor, at age 80 the oldest member of
Chapter XXXIII of the Special Forces Association, was on
trial by his peers under the charge of “failing to use a
weapon of sufficient caliber” in the shooting of an
intruder at his home in Knoxville, TN, in June.
Retired Army Green Beret Smokey Taylor
affair, of course, was very much tongue in cheek. Taylor
had been awakened in the early morning hours of Jun. 17,
2014, when an intruder broke into his home. He
investigated the noises with one of his many weapons in
When the intruder threatened him with a knife, Taylor
warned him, then brought his .22 caliber pistol to bear
and shot him right between the eyes.
“That boy had the hardest head I’ve ever seen,” Taylor
said after his trial. “The bullet bounced right off.”
The impact knocked the would-be thief down momentarily.
He crawled out of the room then got up and ran out the
door and down the street. Knoxville police apprehended
him a few blocks away and he now awaits trial in the
Knox County jail.
The charges against Taylor were considered to be
serious. He is a retired Special Forces Weapons Sergeant
with extensive combat experience during the wars in
Korea and Vietnam .
“Charges were brought against him under the premise that
he should have saved the county and taxpayers the
expense of a trial,” said Chapter XXXIII President Bill
Long of Asheville . “He could have used a .45 or .38.
The .22 just wasn’t big enough to get the job done.”
Taylor’s defense attorney, another retired Weapons
Sergeant, disagreed. He said Taylor had done the right
thing in choosing to arm himself with a .22.
“If he’d used a .45 or something like that the round
would have gone right through the perp, the wall, the
neighbor’s wall and possibly injured some innocent child
asleep in its bed,” he said. “I believe the evidence
shows that Smokey Taylor exercised excellent judgment in
his choice of weapons. He did nothing wrong, and clearly
remains to this day an excellent weapons man.”
Counsel for the defense then floated a theory as to why
the bullet bounced off the perp’s forehead.
“He was victimized by old ammunition,” he said, “just as
he was in Korea and again in Vietnam, when his units
were issued ammo left over from World War II.”
Taylor said nothing in his own defense, choosing instead
to allow his peers to debate the matter. After the trial
he said the ammunition was indeed old and added the new
information that the perp had soiled his pants as he
crawled out of the house.
“I would have had an even worse mess to clean up if it
had gone through his forehead,” Taylor said. “It was
good for both of us that it didn’t.”
Following testimony from both sides, Taylor was
acquitted of the charges and was given a round of
Meanwhile, back in Knox County, the word is out: Don’t
go messing with Smokey Taylor. He just bought a whole
bunch of fresh ammo.
Yeah, it's fake, but still a great story!
THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES
thru Dec. 3
came one vote short of granting approval to build the
Keystone pipeline. Democrats say the pipeline could
accelerate global warming. Then people who've been
outside today said, "Sounds good to me. Let's accelerate
that global warming."
Chef Gordon Ramsay believes that his restaurant opening
in London was sabotaged this weekend after a competitor
booked rooms using fake online reservations. Officials
have narrowed it down to "everyone who has ever worked
for Gordon Ramsay."
The Vatican is raffling off some of the Pope's
belongings for charity, including a tandem bicycle.
While the Pope appreciates all gifts he receives, even
he said, “What am I gonna do with a tandem bicycle?”
Google has developed image-recognition software that can
accurately capture what’s happening in a photo. But it
still has some bugs. It described Kim Kardashian's
recent photo as "Woman being chased by two Butterball
President Obama will travel to Las Vegas to speak at the
same high school where he laid out his immigration plan
two years ago. So Obama's become that guy who graduated
a while ago and still comes back to hang with the
The acting director of the Secret Service, Joseph
Clancy, said they may make the fence around the White
House taller because of the recent security failures.
When asked if he had any other ideas, he said, "Uh, make
the sidewalk lower?"
After signing a contract for $325 million this week,
Marlins player Giancarlo Stanton celebrated with a
$20,000 bottle of Champagne. So let the road to
inexplicable bankruptcy begin!
When asked what made the Champagne so expensive, the
bartender said, "I heard this guy just made $325
I saw that on Small Business Saturday, the president
went shopping at a bookstore and bought 17 books,
including "The Laughing Monsters," "Being Mortal," and
"Heart of Darkness." Or as the cashier put it, "You OK,
man? Maybe a little 'Chicken Soup for the Presidential
Vladimir Putin bribed a soccer official with a Picasso
painting so he would support Russia's bid to host the
2018 World Cup. Putin was like, "It wasn't Picasso, just
picture of what his face would look like if he said no."
(Nose over here, eye up here, ear in forehead.)
A brewery in Oregon is coming out with a new Sriracha-flavored
beer. That's right, beer that tastes like hot sauce.
They said it's the perfect beverage for finding out if
you're an alcoholic: "There's only one beer left and it
has hot sauce in it — just give it to me!"
There are reports that President Obama has finally found
a nominee to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. His
nominee is named Ashton Carter. Which sounds less like a
defense secretary and more like the member of a boy
A political action committee trying to raise money for a
2016 Hillary Clinton campaign is selling “Ready for
Hillary” champagne glasses and Christmas ornaments.
Because if one thing improves the holidays, it's
drinking mixed with politics.
A brother and sister in Minneapolis are opening the
world's first vegan butcher shop. At the vegan butcher,
they promise to kill all the flavor but in a humane way.
According to a new study, the larger the age difference
between married couples, the more likely they are to get
a divorce. Or as gold-diggers call that, "the point.”
know if you know this but Hitler was a painter and one
of his watercolor paintings is being auctioned off. It's
expected to sell for over $60,000. So if you're looking
for a wedding gift for Charles Manson . . .
Yes, Charles Manson is engaged. And his future
mother-in-law says she approves of her daughter marrying
Manson. She said Manson has very nice personalities.
Tomorrow night President Obama will announce his new
immigration plan. Obama's favorite part of his new
immigration plan is that he gets to emigrate to another
country. He's tired of all this.
Analysts say Obama's new immigration plan will focus on
deporting violent criminals. So, this could impact your
fantasy football team.
This is Cyber Monday, the biggest day of the year for
online shopping. It was started by a bunch of nerds who
were beat up on Black Friday: "I'm not doing that
again." Ah, the safety of home.
Over the weekend a couple got married on the New York
City subway — on the subway! The couple asked that
instead of gifts you send Purell hand sanitizer.
Researchers are working on a Breathalyzer that can tell
if you're driving while stoned. If the driver tries to
dip the Breathalyzer in nachos and cheese, or tries to
light it with a lighter, the gig's up.
For the first time, a major league baseball umpire has
announced he's gay. The umpire did this by pointing at
himself and yelling, "OUT!"
According to a new report, parents are naming their
babies after characters from their favorite television
shows. I was shocked and so was my son Cake Boss.
For the ninth year in a row, Florida made it through
hurricane season without being hit by a single
hurricane. So it's official. Even hurricanes don't want
to go to Florida.
the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. President
Lincoln wrote it on his way to the site of the speech on
the back of an envelope. One guy on the back of an
envelope wrote the great Gettysburg Address — while
every night it takes six guys to write this crap!
Charles Manson is marrying a woman in prison. Manson is
80 and his bride-to-be is 26 years old. He swept her
right off her feet. It's probably because he carved a
swastika in his forehead. Chicks dig that.
The Manson couple met on a website called "OK Stupid."
If you're looking to get the Mansons a gift, they're
registered at Bloodbath & Beyond.
Anyone ever flown JetBlue? No, that's not true. If you'd
flown JetBlue, you would still be at the airport.
I hear JetBlue is reducing leg room by 1.5 inches. Know
why? Because so many passengers on JetBlue look around
and say, it's so roomy in here! I feel so uncomfortable
with all this space!
It's the 105th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
It's all Lincoln this, Lincoln that, Lincoln with his
big hat, oh sure! But you know who the unsung hero is?
Lincoln's cue card guy.
There will be no Kardashian family Christmas card this
year because they couldn't decide on an appropriate
photo. I thought, when did the word "appropriate" ever
have anything to do with that family?
season of "Duck Dynasty" premiered tonight. Try to
contain your excitement, gay community.
Today is my friend Larry King's birthday. You know who
else has a birthday today? Actress Jodie Foster. Larry
King and Jodie Foster are very different, of course.
One's a grizzled showbiz veteran who's bedded hundreds
of women. And the other one is Larry King.
Today is also the holiday known as National Day of
Monaco. Monaco is independent, but they're defended by
France. In other words, they're on their own.
They celebrate Thanksgiving differently in Scotland than
in the U.S. What happened was Scotland is a part of the
United Kingdom, and the pilgrims came from the U.K. to
America where they had the first Thanksgiving. In
Scotland what they remember is this: Remember those
people with the buckled hats who left? Whatever happened
to them? And that's Thanksgiving, European style.
The CEO Of Netflix says network TV will be dead in 15
years. That's fine with me — I just need it to last
another couple of weeks!
It's Cyber Monday, the day we're all supposed to buy
stuff on the Internet. Remember, online shopping isn't
as good as the real thing. Just like watching this show
on TV isn't as good as seeing it live. Honestly, you're
not missing anything.
percent of the nation is covered in snow. Record low
temperatures, a very cold autumn so far. But on the
bright side, you're one good ice storm away from getting
out of Thanksgiving with the in-laws.
The National Weather Service issued wind chill
advisories. You hear that, wind? You're being advised to
Germany has overtaken the United States as the world's
favorite country. Germany is the most popular country in
the world. That is one hell of a comeback.
The favorite country survey was based on more than
20,000 people in 20 countries. Isn’t it a little bit
unfair that they did this before the McRib came back?
President Obama gave a speech on immigration tonight,
and none of the big four TV networks aired it. Even
television wants to distance itself from President Obama
The band One Direction is here tonight. Why do girls
scream when they see their favorite pop stars? I wonder
if long ago there was some handsome Neanderthal playing
a gourd and all the women went "Ahhh!"
Yeah, One Direction, it's very exciting. I've already
fainted nine times. Lots of tweens have lined up in the
alley in the back of our studio. It's like tween skid
row out there.
They say that on Thanksgiving, Americans consume more
than twice their average daily calories. It implies we
should eat less — or just eat a lot more the rest of the
year and it wouldn't be twice as many.
I went back for seconds and thirds this year. I thought
about going back for fourths, but I wanted to give
myself something to shoot for next year, so ...
There was a lot of senseless violence on Black Friday.
In Norwalk, sheriff's deputies had to go to Walmart
after two adult women started fighting over a Barbie
doll. They do say it's important not to lose touch with
your inner child.
And in Houston, people were lying on top of flat-screen
TVs to stop other people from buying them. Instead of a
referee, the manager of the store has to come over and
determine who has possession.
Today is "Giving Tuesday." And if you missed it, it's
too late now. Sorry, orphans.
Giving Tuesday is a day to be generous and give. It was
a big deal online today. Can you believe that we used to
have to find ways to be charitable without hashtags in
the past? I don't know how we did that.
The organizers say you can give back by volunteering,
donating to charity, or by letting your ex have the
stuff she left in your apartment back. Totally up to
This is the third year they've done this. Shouldn't they
have Giving Tuesday before Black Friday and Cyber
Monday? We don't have any money left.
extreme weather in upstate New York, some drivers were
stranded in their cars for up to 36 hours. It was
intense. Some of them reported hearing that new Taylor
Swift song on the radio as many as 100 times.
The dating site OKCupid is adding more gender and sexual
orientation options on their website. But they still
don’t have a category for “not desperate.”
Netflix announced yesterday that they are expanding to
Australia in March. Of course, in Australia the computer
buffering icon spins the other way.
Today is Vice President Joe Biden's birthday! Biden
started the day with a dance party and a big piece of
cake, and then he remembered it was his birthday.
Bono broke his arm in six places, and fractured his hand
and shoulder blade in a bike accident in Central Park
this week. But that's what can happen when you live your
life too close to The Edge.
Today police in Israel seized dozens of weapons that had
been disguised as Christmas decorations. Israeli police
became suspicious when they saw CHRISTMAS decorations.
WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE AS OF NOV. 22 AND 29,
The facts behind the legends, information and
misinformation that has or may show up in your inbox
New Articles as of Nov. 22, 2014
• Will a planet-dissolving
dust cloud wipe out our solar system in December
• Is the Syrian
"hero boy" video real?
• Images purportedly document a Hamas-organized
mass wedding of adult men and pre-pubescent girls in
the Gaza Strip.
pregnant woman was detained by security at a
sporting goods store on suspicion that she was trying to
shoplift a basketball.
• Photographs purportedly show the aftermath of a
car fire caused by a GPS device.
• Article claims farmers are saturating wheat crops with
Roundup herbicide as a dessicant before each
harvest, causing an increase in wheat-related ailments.
Tim Tebow arrested for soliciting a prostitute?
• A young woman named Elisa Lam died under
mysterious circumstances in Los Angeles.
• Purported e-mail from a
dying black veteran named William G. Lillas spoke
out on his deathbed about a number of issues in black
• Is BMW giving away
free cars on Facebook?
• Will the world run out of
chocolate by 2020?
• Has Starbucks teamed up with
Monsanto to sue Vermont over GMO labeling?
• Photograph claimed to be a
430-pound buck shot in Hartford, Michigan.
• Has the
U.S. government imposed a
15-cent tax on Christmas trees?
• Did President Obama
secretly meet with Ferguson protesters and urge them
to 'stay on course'?
Green Bay Packers receivers caught using
'performance enhancing gloves'?
• Did Chicago Public Schools plan to teach
explicit topics to fourth or fifth graders?
• Did child actress Raven Symone accuse
Bill Cosby of abusing her?
• Did Orly Taitz discover a hidden connection between
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and former
• Did the FDA bust
Chipotle in the act of using cat and dog meat and
force the chain to close all locations?
• Is a
179-year-old man living in India?
• Does the
satanic leaf-tailed gecko have wings like a dragon?
• Did a busy NYC restaurant keep getting
awful reviews until surveillance footage revealed
the reason to be that customer smartphone use was
ruining the restaurant experience?
• Is giant retailer Walmart now selling
caskets and urns?
• Does Hillary Clinton want to
ban beards because they are sexist?
• FSU student Jason Derfuss survived a
campus shooting after a bullet intended for him
lodged in a book he was carrying in his backpack.
• Can your
answering a call from the number 96723345 enable
scammers in Peru or Pakistan to clone your cell phone's
• Was a retired Marine was forced to remove
USMC decals from his car or be fined, while
neighbors were allowed to keep their Obama stickers
New Articles as of Nov. 29, 2014
Sarah Palin suggest that President Obama put
immigrants on a boat back to Mexico?
Keurig users at risk because the machines are prone
to mold, algae, and bacteria growth?
• Have millions of Thanksgiving turkeys been recalled
Swedish people participate in the "Flogsta scream"
every night at 10 or 11 PM?
• Did North Dakota
name a landfill after President Obama?
• Some Lego sets in the 1970s were accompanied with a
letter to parents encouraging
• Does a photograph show a white businessman posing with
little black boy he hunted in Africa?
• Was an Arizona teen arrested under the state's new law
• Did a Colorado school change the Pledge of Allegiance
"one nation under Allah?"
• Is Budweiser getting rid of their famous
Clydesdale horses in advertisements?
• Did President Obama file federal charges against
• Was Houston Texans defensive end
J.J. Watt arrested for cocaine possession?
• Does the only known
golden zebra in existence live at an animal
sanctuary in Hawaii?
• Did the Department of Homeland Security uncover a
terror plot targeting Black Friday shoppers?
• Did the New York Times publish an image showing
Darren Wilson's home address, then redact it?
• Did Walmart donate $10,000 to the
Darren Wilson Fund?
• Does a photograph show Mike Brown posing with a gun
and holding money in his mouth?
• Did CPS take three small children from their parents
a home birth?
• Has President Obama ordered the Federal Reserve to
adopt the euro?
• Will posting a
status update protect your privacy on Facebook?
• Did a protester in Ferguson mistake his home for a
convenience store and accidentally
burn it down?
• Don't forget to visit our
Daily Snopes page for a collection of odd news
stories from around the world!
Worth a Second Look
• Did the term
'Black Friday' originate with the practice of
selling off slaves on the day after Thanksgiving?
Still Haunting the Inbox
• Check out our
25 Hottest Urban Legends list to keep abreast of
what's circulating in the on-line world.
• Visit our
Top Scams page for a list of schemes commonly used
by crooks to separate the unwary from their money.
THE LIGHTER SIDE & OTHER ODDS AND ENDS
or Full Screen recommended for YouTube videos.
• • • • •
We have reached a new milestone with the U.S. Debt Clock
so let’s celebrate. For those of us over 60 it’s party
time. For the younger set who will be responsible for
paying off the national debt, not so much. Click
HERE and you can view the milestone first-hand.
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similar lines, Don Hale found a “Countdown Clock” app
for his smart phone that can be personally customized to
count down to any event you can think of. Says Don,
“I’ve been waiting a long time for this. Finally, a
genuine "cheer up" gift. Click
HERE to see what makes Don so happy.
For more information along with a link to the App Store
where you can purchase it, click
HERE. The cost is $1.99
• • • • •
For the record, this image of a
protestor has gone viral. It shows him holding up a sign
reading “No mother should have to fear for her son’s
life every time he robs a store.” The sign is a
Photoshopped rendition of the original.
This is what the original photo
looks like as confirmed by Snopes…
On the other hand, check out the
VIDEO in this item...
are two back-to-back (6 p.m. and 9 p.m.) news reports
from an Alabama TV station about an armed robbery
suspect who was shot by a citizen while the bad guy was
holding a handgun to the head of the store victim who
was on his knees. What makes this interesting are the
comments by the suspect’s family. (5:26)
• • • •
We weren’t sure what we were looking at until the camera
panned down to the
SIGN. Turns out to be an excellent description.
• • • •
If you are an animal lover, Don Hale says this video
will melt your heart. Is he right? Click
HERE to find out. (6:49)
• • • • •
Dewey Moore says this TV ad for the French-made Peugeot
208 GTi is better than a James Bond flick. Click
HERE and see if you agree. (1:56)
• • • • •
Feeling a little tense, stressed or otherwise uptight?
This clip could be a game changer: Kick back, take a
deep breath, click
HERE and allow yourself to chill to the soothing
music and images of this contribution from Don Hale.
• • • • •
This halftime show at a recent Eagles game was one the
4-legged star of the performance could sink
HIS teeth into. (4:10)
• • • • •
Remember the tune “Dueling Banjos” from the movie
HERE'S a sightly slower rendition of the same song
that has gone to the dogs. (0:55)
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give-in to the temptation to argue and fight.
count to ten, remain calm, and after he goes
super-glue his slippers to the floor.
• • • • •
Many will find this funny, even hilarious, but we’re the
first to admit that not everyone will be amused at this
Internet ad about a young girl whose mother throws her
her first “MOON
PARTY” to celebrate her… (2:19)
• • • • •
Lumpy (Lundberg) claims he had an unusual experience
last week when he went into Dick’s Sporting Goods to
purchase some ammunition. As he was about to pay for his
purchase the cashier said, “Strip down facing me.”
Making a mental note to complain to the NRA about this
gun control wacko, he did as she had instructed.
When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally
subsided, he discovered that the cashier was referring
to how he should place his credit card in the card
He was asked to shop elsewhere in the future. As he was
putting his clothes on he told the manager that they
should make their instructions to seniors a little more
clear. And as he was heading for the exit he managed to
get in the last word when he passed the cashier and
said, “I didn’t look that bad, did I?”
• • • • •
After suffering that embarrassment at Dick’s Sporting
Goods, look at
THIS short clip that was captured on a motorist’s
dash cam as Lumpy was riding home on his BMW motorcycle.
• • • • •
One might think that
THESE West African soldiers would learn not to
monkey around by giving a chimp an AK-47. (0:42)
• • • • •
As pranks go,
THIS one should be worthy of an award, but only if
none of the “victims” suffered a fatal myocardial
• • • • •
If you like historical films and have vacationed or
live(d) in Hawaii, you may enjoy
THIS documentary received from Alice Murphy of Oahu
and The Big Island that was produced by the Ford Motor
Co. back in 1924. (9:40)
• • • • •
Speaking of historical films, this one of a 1920s
vintage Dodge Brothers sedan maneuvering through muddy
roads and fields to get to a gushing oil well may be a
promotional film in light of the fact that “Oil Field
Dodge” is painted on the side. The question is, could a
modern 4-wheel-drive SUV like a Land Rover keep up with
THIS 4-cylinder, 2-wheel drive sedan? (2:46)
• • • • •
Leave it to the Brits to come up with comedy like
THIS short clip submitted by Paul Salerno of a car
• • • • •
Many of you have no doubt seen
THIS because it’s been floating around cyberspace
for several weeks. For those who haven’t, Gary Leonard
and a half-dozen other readers describe this as an
“amazing card trick by Willie Nelson.” (6:03)
• • • •
This video that Don Hale calls a “real keeper” purports
to explain the meaning of the lyrics of Don McLean’s hit
song from 50 years ago, “American Pie.” If your memory
of the ‘60s is still somewhat vivid you should enjoy
THIS clip that has been sitting on the musical
YouTube shelf for 7 years. (8:48)
This version of “American Pie” is performed by the
musical group known as “Capitol Steps.” If you enjoy
PARODIES you should enjoy Uncle Sam telling you to
“Buy, Buy American Pie.” (2:40)
Last week we presented two FlashMob videos we felt were
among the best available on the Internet. Similar to a
FlashMob is another form of musical entertainment.
LipDubs have people lip-sync a popular song, sort of
like a karaoke, and when a LipDub includes hundreds of
people it can be very impressive. This one is comprised
of hundreds of citizens of Grand Rapids, Mich.
lip-syncing to “Bye Bye American Pie” and has been
hailed as “The Greatest Music Video Ever Made.” Even if
you watched the video three years ago when we first
included it in the Farsider,
THIS video should be worth a second look. (9:49)
• • • • •
Special Holiday Treat
for this week's closer
Thanksgiving in the history books, we will soon be
approaching the middle of the 2014 Holiday Season, so
here's a seasonal treat. When five stalwart PBA members
rehearsed their version of a Christmas favorite, our
Webmaster was on hand to
CAPTURE it on video. Ladies and gentlemen, please
give a round of applause to Carl Borbons, Tom Mazzone,
Jim Guido, Art Knopf and Tony Pappalardo as they perform
the “Buttcracker” from Nutcracker Sweet.”
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THE FARSIDER SUBSCRIPTION ROSTER as of 12/4/14
Pic of the Week
Interview with 101-year old Hattie Mae MacDonald of
Reporter: Can you give us some health tips for
reaching the age of 101?
Hattie: For better digestion I drink beer. In the case
of appetite loss I drink
white wine. For low blood pressure I drink red wine. In
the case of high
blood pressure I drink scotch, and when I have a cold I
Reporter: When do you drink water?
Hattie: I’ve never been that sick.
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