The Snowflakes on the Right in the Gun Debate:

I’m hoping to write up something about the shooting at the Stoneman Duglous High school but have not been able to finish it. But I’ll plod on and cover it next week. In the meantime I’ve been wondering how it is that the debates over guns has become a right and left issue.

Perhaps this is the biggest coup ever by the National Rifle Association to identify itself with the right side of the political spectrum. I’ve noticed that if someone writes something critical of the present gun laws some of the responses to him or her are that the person is a leftist. Many of these don’t stop there but call the person a “snowflake.” Now that’s a term I did not grow up with and appears of recent vintage. I wanted to find out its meaning and how it became associated with those who were unhappy with the present gun laws.

I went to the Merriam-Webster dictionary and learned the term as been applied to people in the early 1860s as those who were opposed to the abolition of slavery. In other words in today’s American patois we’d call those persons Pro-Slavery.

Then over 100 years later during the 1970s it was a derogatory term, according to the dictionary, “for white people or black people who were perceived as acting white.” That sort of threw me. I wondered “how can a white person be perceived as acting white?”  You can figure that one out.

The dictionary also mentioned as I learned in my wiretapping days that part of the word, “snow”, referred to cocaine. it did not mention that it was commonly bought with “bread”. Nor did it mention why it decided to talk about the word snow in an article on snowflake. If it wanted to be consistent it would have told us about the slang meaning off the other part of the word “flake”. Now that’s something that has been around for a long while and needs little explanation.

Merriam-Webster did give us an updated version of the meaning of the word snowflake. It is “used to describe a person perceived as overly sensitive and fragile in a mocking way.” Now that I think of it isn’t the right-wing Boston Herald columnist one that often uses that term. His popularity didn’t save his paper from going under though.

I began to wonder how the NRA people started to think that those who want to changer the gun laws are somehow not manly. (Can I say manly anymore?) Perhaps I should strike that and say the NRA members believe those who are opposed to the present gun laws are not courageous or strong. But haven’t we learned the opposite is true.

Haven’t we seen that it is actually the weak and feeble who use guns. Those who have been with me a while know how Martorano and Whitey Bulger armed themselves to give them courage. They confronted people without guns who they would not have confronted in a mano-a-mano situation. They liked to shoot them from behind.

My experience is the toughest guys I knew never carried.  They didn’t have to do this. They were aware that you don’t take fists to a gun fight but most encounters don’t require guns and they felt no need for them. (I exclude policemen who are required to carry because of their job and the  loose gun laws that often put them up against guns. Of course one of the sad requirements that police officers carry guns is they sometimes in a moment of despair use them on themselves.)

I’m not saying people who kill others with guns are “overly sensitive” since they certainly aren’t that but are self-centered. But they are “fragile” because of their need for a gun to feel tough. Perhaps then if we correctly correlate factors we should understand that guns don’t equal tough people but perhaps the opposite. Where then on what side of the political spectrum are the snowflakes?




241 thoughts on “The Snowflakes on the Right in the Gun Debate:

  1. Just tap your Timberlands three times , dear . And remember , it really is a debunked and thoroughly discredited dream !

    All Power To The Electric Slide !!!


    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz .

  3. Considering yesterday’s holiday, perhaps, we should discuss the Irish, and, Anglo-Irish, playwrights. Sean O’Casey’s would would be a fine place to start. We could work backwards to Yeats, and, Shaw. I’m, especially, fond of Yeats’ Ulster Cycle, although there’s, easily, as, much, to be appreciated in Shaw’s dream sequences (Don Juan in Hell).

    Are there any Brendan Behan fans out there? Borstal Boy? He, also, wrote a stage play about an execution, “The Quare Fellow.” Drink took Behan much too young.

    Abe: I was serious about discussing Irish History. No gall in that. While land tenure issues (Brehon Law vs English) in Medieval Ireland have always been my principal interest, I’m read in the development of Irish political identity. Present day nationalist politics, and, their relation to the historical past, make a wonderful starting place for discussion. What was your argument regarding the ’60’s civil rights movement in the Six Counties?

    1. Hi Khalid. I didn’t have an argument. I just said the roots went further back than Martin Luther King. A lot further back.

      I’m not qualified to discuss Irish politics beyond these borders. You see, I don’t use Google. That’s a big drawback these days. My contact over the years has been with Irish nationals and ex-pats in the Boston area. They were almost all from Dublin, so there you have it. That is my data base. Between that and watching “The Commitments” about a dozen times is all I got. “I’m Black and I’m proud.”

  4. Capitalism celebrates what is, socialism shows what could be. The two notions interact, dialectically. Capitalism, “thesis,” is sublated by socialism, “antithesis.” The socially valuable elements of the sublated notion (capitalism) are incorporated into the resulting synthesis. The modern social histories of the Scandinavian nations illustrate this process. Bismarck’s social reform of the German State is another example.
    History is always in motion. Human agency creates the future. Choice can’t be evaded. Loss of agency, death, creates the past (Sartre). There’s no going backwards. Capitalism informs only the necropolis.

    Wa-llahi! You guys don’t dig Brecht? What a shame. There’s a lot to be gleaned from studying his work. Brecht added a didactic dimension to the traditional notion of drama, a teaching moment, so to speak. That moment accompanies the Nietzschean notion of emotional catharsis, producing, not, only, an affective release, but, an intellectual epiphany, as, well.

    Brecht is best known for “Three Penny Opera.”

    In a truly updated version of “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” the lead character, Arturo, should exchange gradually evolving orange wigs, rather, than, various mustaches, as the play progresses.

    1. By the way, I’m really looking forward to Bill’s annotation of the above and the following posts. I’m not qualified, having a metaphysical valuation of my fellow man that does not have its source in the imperishable value of the human soul. And I’m in no way knocking you, Bill. I’m just more a sceptic on that subject.

  5. Someone sent me this.

    “Communism is man exploiting his fellow man; capitalism is the opposite.”

    Prosecute the Crooked Federal Prosecutors”

    A booklet coming to bookstores nationwide soon and also available at Amazon hopefully within a month . . . .TIME WILL TELL

    Here’s my Official Public Announcement of my soon to be published New Book ( A 30 page pamphlet, probably via XLIBRIS):

    Ten years ago I put a flower inside a CD and found the wilted flower/CD just yesterday. The flower was given as a present out of the blue by a most lovely B.C. coed, as lovely as Alexa or Giovanna, and I kept it preserved inside that CD on a piece of paper with her name writen upon it. Her name? Amy K. Elliott, the same as Sam Elliott who’s DVD “Hero” I received in the mail just two hours later that same day. Ten years apart and two hours apart two Elliots come back into my life. Almost simultaneously, considering the DVD was FEDEXed dropped outside my front door . . .could have been dropped the exact same time I picked up Amy’s flower downstairs as I rummaged through old stuff, old collections of CDs, and so on and so forth.
    Mere Coinicidence?
    I think not. I hear a ping from the Cosmic Consciousness, the Great Unknown, the Magesterial Mysterian, the Holy Spirit that suffuses one and all as those things and tings disparate in time and place become entangled in U2’s ONE, PRIDE, BLOODY SUNDAY, even as you and I simultaneously get tangled up in Frostian sweeps of snowy wind and downy flake, Joycean streams of snow falling faintly and faintly falling throughout the universe, and Bob Dylanesque entanglements: tangled up in a bluish Hendrexian Haze of dueling entangled quarkian particles a zillion miles apart in a wondrous Stevie Wonderful World: Stevie Wonder sang, “They say heaven is ten zillion light years away . . .I say it lives inside of us . . .and it’s taking it so long ’cause we got so far to come. And people, let me hear it, My God, He lives inside of me, and it’s taking him so long ’cause we got so far to come . . Why does my color black or Irish genes make me a lesser man? Why U2 do they sing “Love is a Temple, love the Higher Power, Justice for All, then ask us to join them, and then try to make us crawl”? and as THE WHO sang, “We’re not gonna take it, never did and never will”, so we will:

    PROSECUTE THE CROOKED FEDERAL PROSECUTORS, which is the subtitle of my soon to be published 30 page Pamphlet ala Thomas Paine:


  8. in other FBI nausea
    FBI agent pushes for probe of health hazards at South Carolina training site

    Mar 11, 2018
    A retired FBI agent wants a deeper investigation into possible health hazards law enforcement officers were exposed to during a tactical training class last year at a former South Carolina copper factory.

    Michael Mulligan, a 21-year FBI veteran, said former colleagues retaliated against him when he raised concerns about mold, toxic chemicals and a lack of running water at the training site in Gaston, about 20 miles outside the state capital. After retiring in September, he filed complaints with the Department of Justice and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over the April training session.

    “The facility is in bad repair,” he wrote in a December complaint to the Justice Department. “I complained about the health aspects of training in such a facility and I was told to be quiet.”

    Mulligan was sent from the FBI Training Academy in Virginia to conduct the four-day class. After he raised concerns about the site, he said, a lead agent from the bureau’s Columbia division criticized his job performance and accused him of gossiping. Mulligan said he was later shut out of a planned transfer to Charleston and told to go to Columbia instead — to work alongside the same people whose judgment he had questioned. He chose to give up his badge instead.

    His whistleblower allegation comes at a time when the FBI is under fire on several fronts. President Donald Trump has blasted the agency’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, prompting complaints from conservatives of partisan bias. Others have assailed the agency for ignoring a tipster’s warning about Florida school shooter Nicholas Cruz. And, in recent days, reports have surfaced alleging that the FBI’s former deputy director misled investigators about an improper disclosure of sensitive information

    also see

    FBI agent who killed wife, self had a grenade launcher but no domestic violence history

    also see

    Man investigating Greitens’ affair was himself investigated when he was a FBI agent
    by the FBI for bigamy

    Bigamy in the FBI

    Tisaby worked for the FBI in 1979-90 and 1993-2002, his LinkedIn page says.

    He was an inspector in the senior executive service at the FBI when investigators learned that he had remarried in 1998 before his divorce was final, according to a letter from the agency’s deputy director to Tisaby.

    The letter says Tisaby claimed he believed that his divorce was final. But the director concluded that Tisaby had lied under oath to internal investigators, in part because of “considerable evidence in the divorce documents that contradicted your claims.”

    The letter also says that Tisaby’s acceptance of a loan from a former subordinate at the FBI reflected “poor judgement” (sic) and a brief absence without leave after learning of the internal bigamy investigation displayed “a remarkable lack of judgement (sic).”

    Tisaby violated the FBI’s “‘Bright Line’ policy” that prohibited lying under oath, a potential firing offense, but the letter says Tisaby’s actions were mitigated by the fact that it “did not directly involve the performance of your official duties.”

    It says Tisaby was never criminally charged with bigamy, he had no prior disciplinary record and had “a positive record of years of service and job performance.”

    His actions also were not widely known, he had suffered a tragic situation within his family and was considered to have good potential for “rehabilitation.”

    Tisaby was demoted and suspended without pay for 60 days. His pay dropped to $78,000 from $125,000.

  9. Khalid is an envious boob . His objections are vague . His ideological baggage carried on this blog by anyone fool enough to engage this colossal charlatan . Not content to let this idiot’s nebulous nonsense die a natural death , it is now resurrected in service of …. What ?

    It really does get kind of creepy .

  10. I attended a Brecht play at UW a couple nights, ago. It was an excellent production of “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui,” Brecht’s allegory on the rise of Hitler set in 1930’s “gangster” Chicago. The drama is particularly apropos in the time of Trump. At the close of the last act, actor who played Arturo, after stripping off his stage mustache to show he was speaking out of character, made a stirring denunciation of Glorious Leader. The entire audience leap to their feet, and, delivered a thunderous standing ovation. Go big Red!

    All praise to the revolutionary youth. Down with Trump. All power to the Dialectic!

    1. Khalid. You posted this to John.

      “Just the usual puerile bombast and sophomoric commentary. Get some new material, John. There’s no substance to your rants. It’s really not about feelings, man. Nobody cares. Use facts when you want to impress. Your spleen is unimportant.”

      How about your gall bladder? Is that unimportant? You gotta hire some new writers.

    2. This is mawkish drivel . The Fourth Wall is stormed by a heroic actor who has the magnificent courage to , Gasp ! , ( Really, Khalid ) , ” Strip off his mustache … ” and really get down and Revo with an audience composed fully of hysterical little red professor’s and their ilk . Such … Daring . This is really really ballsy , gritty stuff . This guy is really risking all with a pretty speech that invokes a comparison between a criminal megalomaniac who attempted World conquest , and a sitting American President who , if as described , would have not had to worry about a house full of pampered pseudo- intellectual Marxist pukes vomiting their gutless porridge of asinine social and political conclusions from the footlights . I went to a Brecht play and an A-HOLE decided to upstage one of the great playwrights of the twentieth century . Typical … SCHLOCK !

  11. in other FBI nausea…0….143.1864.1j14…………..3..0j5j41j0i131j0i22i30j0i13j33i21.GdOZqRJGZfs%3D

    Sockpuppet (Internet) – Wikipedia
    Wikipedia › wiki › Sockpuppet_(Internet)
    fbi sock puppet from
    A sockpuppet is an online identity used for purposes of deception. The term, a reference to the manipulation of a simple hand puppet made from a sock, originally referred to a false identity assumed by a member of an …

    Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media
    Military’s ‘sock puppet’ software creates fake online identities to spread pro-American propaganda

    17 Mar 2011 09.19 EDT First published on Thu 17 Mar 2011 09.19 EDT

    Gen David Petraeus has previously said US online psychological operations are aimed at ‘countering extremist ideology and propaganda’. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP
    The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.

    A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an “online persona management service” that will allow one US serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world.

    The project has been likened by web experts to China’s attempts to control and restrict free speech on the internet. Critics are likely to complain that it will allow the US military to create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives.

    The discovery that the US military is developing false online personalities – known to users of social media as “sock puppets” – could also encourage other governments, private companies and non-government organisations to do the same.

    The Centcom contract stipulates that each fake online persona must have a convincing background, history and supporting details, and that up to 50 US-based controllers should be able to operate false identities from their workstations “without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries”.

    Centcom spokesman Commander Bill Speaks said: “The technology supports classified blogging activities on foreign-language websites to enable Centcom to counter violent extremist and enemy propaganda outside the US.”

    He said none of the interventions would be in English, as it would be unlawful to “address US audiences” with such technology, and any English-language use of social media by Centcom was always clearly attributed. The languages in which the interventions are conducted include Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Pashto.


    Centcom said it was not targeting any US-based web sites, in English or any other language, and specifically said it was not targeting Facebook or Twitter.

    Once developed, the software could allow US service personnel, working around the clock in one location, to respond to emerging online conversations with any number of co-ordinated messages, blogposts, chatroom posts and other interventions. Details of the contract suggest this location would be MacDill air force base near Tampa, Florida, home of US Special Operations Command.

    Centcom’s contract requires for each controller the provision of one “virtual private server” located in the United States and others appearing to be outside the US to give the impression the fake personas are real people located in different parts of the world.

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    It also calls for “traffic mixing”, blending the persona controllers’ internet usage with the usage of people outside Centcom in a manner that must offer “excellent cover and powerful deniability”.

    The multiple persona contract is thought to have been awarded as part of a programme called Operation Earnest Voice (OEV), which was first developed in Iraq as a psychological warfare weapon against the online presence of al-Qaida supporters and others ranged against coalition forces. Since then, OEV is reported to have expanded into a $200m programme and is thought to have been used against jihadists across Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East.

    in other southie newz……

    Federal Judge: Phony ATF Stings Should End Because of Concerns of Racism

    A federal judge in Chicago slammed the ATF on Monday over its phony stash-house stings, saying they primarily target people of color and should “be relegated to the dark corridors of the past.”

    Chief U.S. District Judge Rube Castillo urged the federal agency to stop conducting stings that involve undercover agents promising lucrative payouts to suspects to steal nonexistent drugs from fake stash houses, ABC News reports.

    “It’s time for these false stash-house cases to end and be relegated to the dark corridors of the past,” the judge said, reading parts of his 73-page ruling. “Our criminal justice system should not tolerate false stash-house cases anymore.”

    Chief U.S. District Judge Rube Castillo

    The judge said the operations have “inhere

  12. That’s real funny . . .hit the spot . . .ha, ha, ha
    Made me laugh out loud, and I thought of Chicago’s “Make me Smile” which I’m gonna go listen to right now
    Thanx, Abe

  13. Here’s a joke but if you don’t like jokes which contain epithets, skip it. Fair warning.

    I was told this joke the first time 20 years ago by a lifelong friend out of the blue; it has many variations: Here goes:

    A guy goes into a Psychiatrist’s Office for his first appointment; he sits down facing the doctor and his first words are: “Doc, nobody likes me, you big, fat, fuckin’, four-eyed, buck-toothed, Geek Bastard.”

    1. That’s funny.

      This is nice that Matt has given us this unlimited recess time.

      This one doesn’t have an epithet but it is a bit blue, so beware.

      I went in for my annual physical. My doctor, a kindly Korean man named Dr. Lee, looked down at my folder and cleared his throat. “The first thing I am going to suggest is that you stop masturbating.”

      I was a bit taken back. I asked him, “Why is that, doctor?”

      He replied, “Because I have to start my examination now.”

  14. I heard another one recently.

    A roving reporter walks up to four men on the street. They are Polish, Russian, American and French.

    He says, “Excuse me. I would like to get your opinion on the current meat shortage.”

    The Polish guy asks, “What’s meat?”

    The Russian asks, “What’s an opinion?”

    The American asks, “What’s a shortage?”

    The Frenchman asks, “What’s ‘excuse me’?”

  15. Skeleton walks into a bar , rattles onto the barstool , looks at the bartender : I’ll have a beer and a mop .

    As a lumpen Irishman I unhesitatingly suggest he had an old constitutional problem , he could not get drunk !

  16. Exxon Mobil just got fired by Trump…..Tillerson

    Bombogenesis in Mass unfolding while Matt sips
    a pinñ colada ………


    Why are So Many Powerful Nor’Easters Striking New England?
    A major nor’easter is pummeling states from New York through Maine today with heavy snow, near hurricane force winds, and high surf. The storm is expected to dump 1-2 feet of snow over this region even as it pounds coastlines that have already been raked by two other major storms during the past two weeks.

    It would be relatively unusual to see one storm of such intensity striking this region during any given March. But as the third in a two-week-long parade of extreme events, the presently intense storm pattern is starting to look more than a little outlandish.

    So what the heck is going on? In a couple handfuls of words — influences related to human-caused climate change are spiking East Coast storm intensity while setting in place a general pattern that causes these storms to repeatedly fire.

    (Over the past 11 days, three major nor’easters have struck the U.S. East Coast. Why have these storms been both so strong and such a persistent feature? Image source: RAMMB/CIRA. H/T to Chris Dolce.)

    The Most Recent of Three Powerful Nor’Easters

    Presently, the most recent strong storm has an intensity of 970 mb and features winds gusting to hurricane force just off-shore with gusts of up to 69 mph along the coast. Pressures are expected to drop into the upper 960s — making it about as powerful as the system that produced major flooding in parts of New England on March 2nd.

    For reference, storm intensity measured by pressure in the range of 970 mb is about as strong as a category 2 hurricane. This is a rough comparison as hurricanes tend to be more intensely concentrated even as nor’easters tend to have broader if more diffuse impacts. But it’s a marker for the high level of atmospheric energy the system is now pumping out and how potentially damaging it could ultimately become.

    The storm is thus strong enough to produce record and historic impacts. This is notable enough by itself. But the fact that we have had three systems of similar strength in just 11 days over what is practically the same region is concerning.

    (Global warming fuels increased convection as lands waters pump out more heat and moisture. At times, this can result in some unexpected instances of atmospheric pyrotechnics.)

    Specifically, on March 7 a 989 mb system raked the same region with gale force winds and instances of intense thundersnow (see above tweet by NOAA). And on March 2nd, a sprawling storm that dipped to around 975 mb generated massive waves and significant coastal flooding.

    Atmospheric Train Wreck

    Looking for causes, we need to go all the way back to February. At that time, a big polar warming event was taking place. In the upper levels of the atmosphere over the pole, the stratosphere was warming up. But at the same time, surface temperatures at the pole were rising to above freezing. In some locations near Northern Greenland, readings were pushing as high as 63 F above average.

    High amplitude Jet Stream waves were eating away at the typically faster polar circulation patterns even as they were helping to inject much warmer than normal air into the Arctic and pull its resident cold air out. Eventually, all this heat running into the various layers of the Arctic atmosphere drove the polar vortex to collapse. This, in turn, resulted in cold Arctic air being ejected south and west into Europe. This massive jet stream dip, in eddy-like fashion produced a large, countervailing high pressure ridge over Greenland.

    (A deep trough that has consistently lingered over the U.S. East Coast and helped to spawn storm after powerful storm, was initially generated by a very intense polar warming event linked to human-caused climate change. Image source: Earth Nullschool.)

    The rippling upper level jumble of winds backed all the way to the U.S. East Coast — forming a deep and persistent trough. The trough funneled numerous disturbances slowly through the region. And it was both the trough’s persistence and depth that enabled strong storms to form repeatedly even as they set off such long-lasting and intense impacts (see Dr Jennifer Francis’s related work on how polar amplification impacts the Jet Stream here).

    Much Warmer than Normal Ocean Waters

    Though polar amplification — which is another term for how global warming spurs the poles to heat up faster than the rest of the world — helped to generate the upper level features in the atmosphere that would consistently generate storms running across the U.S. East Coast, widespread warmer than normal ocean waters helped to give these storms more fuel.

    In the Gulf of Mexico, sea surface temperatures have consistently ranged between 0.5 and 3 C above normal since February. These warm ocean waters contributed to severe floods over the Ohio River Valley at that time by pumping record levels of atmospheric moisture into the storms running south.

    (Much warmer than normal sea surface temperatures dominate throughout the Gulf of Mexico and just off the U.S. East Coast. These warmer than normal waters — warmed by climate change — are providing fuel for the powerful nor’easters of recent weeks. Image source: Earth Nullschool.)

    As the Jet Stream dip became more oriented toward the East Coast during March, storms that would ultimately blow up over the Atlantic at first got a big plug of moisture from the extra evaporation flowing off that warmer than normal Gulf. But it was over the Atlantic Ocean that the storms would really start to fire. There, ocean temperatures were ranging between 0.5 and as high as 9 C above normal over parts of the Gulf Stream.

    Such very warm sea surfaces provide a lot of fuel in the form of moisture and related convection. And, in particular, we saw some rather amazing instances of convective lift during the recent March 2nd and 7th storms as they tapped that incredible Atlantic Ocean heat and moisture.

    Conditions in Context

    So to sum up, an extreme polar warming event driven in large part by human-caused climate change set up conditions that generated a persistent trough over the U.S. East Coast. This trough was both deep and long-lasting. As low pressure systems moved into the trough zone, they were able to tap abnormal levels of heat and moisture rising off of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean near the coast in order to bloom to abnormally powerful intensity. Both of these factors — Arctic warming and warmer than normal sea surface temperatures — would not have been as acute or intense without the extra push to the climate system that human forced warming provides. As a result, we are seeing a very strong climate change related signal in the present severe storm pattern.


  17. P.S. Since I’ve received little official response from Federal, State officials, Magazines, Academics on the EAST COAST regarding my multiple essays, collectively now congealed under One Essay 7 pages long entitled “Three Bill Boards Outside Boston Massachusetts” whose subtitle is “BILLBOARD 3 1. FED PROSECUTORS AS BULLY BOYS”; BILLBOARD #2: FANATIC FEDS STAGE SHAM SHOW TRIALS” and BILLBOARD #3 “POLITICALLY MOTIVATED FRENETIC FEDS FRAME INNOCENTS.”

    i’ve now decided to mail across the country, beginning with newspapers in Texas and conservative blog everywhere . . .of course time and money and my sense of making sure I have fun in life prevents me from sending out ten-thousand copies….there’s other things I enjoy more than research and writing . . .so I’ll send this 7 page ESSAY (first two pages of which are Harvard Law’s Larry Lessig’s essay, “Prosecutor as Bully” about the FED prosecutors role in the suicide of Aaron Swartz . . . to EVERYONE

  18. Now, you all know (likely) that I started my “PROSECUTE THE PROSECUTORS” campaign on December 20, 2017. And have mailed very, very critical letters and posted very critical commentary here and elsewhere about Boston Federal Prosecutors’ abuse of power and specifically have mentioned the grotesque abuse of power by FEDs Sterns,Durham and Wyshak who Deputized Five State Cops as FEDS circa 1996-98 or early 2001 and together the FEDS and Deputized FEDs went on a Fishing Expedition persecuting, investigating, impugning, prosecuting, indicting innocent folks and State Trooper Foley even said he was wrangling with both Whitey Bulger and William Bulger in the FEDs Political Prosecutorial Jihad against Innocent Folks in Boston and in Wyshaks and his Five Deputized Feds’ SHAM SHOW TRIAL STAGED IN MIAMI.

    Well, lo and behold, I have been on the website, blog-site called LINKED-IN for many many years . . .even while writing many books very critical of governmental actors, judges, lawyers, executives, legislators, who abuse power . . . .But it only just three days ago when for the very first time in decades guess who “VISITED” my LINKED-IN SITE (mostly business, educational, friends are on it; and historical visitors always have been from businesses, academic fields, professionals I have historically worked with and in)

    Well, Lo and Behold, two new visitors appeared on my LINKED-IN site on or about Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, 2018 and those two uninvited, unwelcomed visitors were THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE (official site) and THE MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE (official site.)

    I wonder if it were mere coinicidence, do they routinely visit many private citizens’ sites, or do you think maybe the boot-strapped boyos and their buddies in prosecutors’ offices don’t like American Citizens criticizing them and their black-booted boyos in the FEDs and maybe they thought they’d pay me a visit to let me know they were watching . .

    Anyway, I’ll find out sooner orlater when I send a FOIA request asking for all documents in the hands of the State Police and Mass Attorney General’s Office with my name on it and any/all documents relating to why those two Government Agencies (Executive Branch boyos) visited my LINKED-IN page.

    But, I think I’ll let them stew in their intrusive juices for a while, while I wonder how many other LINKED-IN,FACEBOOK, BLOG sites they visit as a matter of course . . .remember the lying dog James Clapper told Congress the FEDs did not spy on the American People, did not collect mass data on the American people?

  19. Lambchops, you don’t mind if I call you that
    BigMac ?
    Never thought I would hear that from the Jim Henson
    of Fusionville Sock Puppets.

    Lambchops, I have been down so long
    that DMT looks like up to me

    in other FBI nausea

    MARCH 12, 2018 | PETER B. COLLINS
    FBI Seems Uninterested in White, Homegrown Hate Group

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    alt-right’s Russian hackers
    Alt-right “author” and scummy disinformation specialist Jerome Corsi’s wild roller-coaster week may have another dip left. Corsi, InfoWars’s DC bureau chief, as well as the man many think invented the alt-right, was riding…

    Because of Donald Trump, its important for all concerned Americans to “Know your Russian Mobsters.” Today we’ll meet two. FIRST: Dmitry Rybolovlev, Russia’s fertilizer king. How Dmitry got to be the Russian fertilizer king….

    in other Anthrax News

  20. Peer not into the FBI Sock Puppet lest it peer into thee . E. Freeh .

    Those friggin’ puppets will take you All the way Down , and completely Out .

    You could even experience Terrence McKenna’s … Death By Astonishment … without taking … Heroic Doses .. of DMT .

    An FBI World even stranger than you presently envision , Ms. Freeh .

    This blog is a ghetto .

    Do not try to run it .

  21. Matt is always quick to point out that
    his blog is not a psychological soup
    kitchen for FBI Sock Puppets who are down and out

    Remember to make your reservation for the
    annual gathering of MC Irregulars at

    in other FBI nausea……

    Settlement reached in veteran FBI agent’s lawsuit
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Department of Justice has agreed to a tentative settlement of a lawsuit by a Connecticut FBI agent who alleged his bosses discriminated and retaliated against him and were so dysfunctional that then-Director James Comey apologized to employees of the New Haven …

    also see

    Monterey Park police officer is convicted of sexually assaulting 3 women during traffic stops

    Marisa Gerber
    MAR 12, 2018 | 7:20 PM

    1. MSFREEH constantly misquotes Matt . . .”Matt always says”, when he never said any such thing . . .and she takes all we say out of context to use as an INTRO to her pet THEORY that the COPS, FBI and US MARINE CORPS killed Kennedy.

      MSFREEH, Deep-State Tool-Stoolie Disinformation Hack (inadvertantly or not) please get your head unstuck from the muck of Kennedy Conspiracy Theories . . . go to Brookline and Hyannisport and Palm Beach . . .BC and Georgetown and Harvard colleges and visit where real people, the large extended Kennedy Family lived and earned degrees . . .and REALIZE REALITY . . .Lee Harvey Oswald, a mentally deranged ex-Marine killed JFK and Jack Ruby, pissed off like a True Texan sometimes gets, plugged Ruby dead. THOSE ARE HISTORICAL FACTS . . .now move into the 21st Century like Matt and the rest of us, PLEASE . . .TRY IT, YOU’LL LIKE IT

  22. Have really found … Periphrastic Pontifications … To be a serviceable old Jesuit soldier in the tongue wagging the God .

    Have been on blog early days . Used … Puerile …to describe a blogger . Matt was aghast . Whatever did … Puerile … mean ? …. How durst” you use it ? Actually used to give me a hell of a time over points of diction . I … Always … proved him wrong . Since then Matt has used … Puerile … about twenty times . There is a lot of snarkiness , here . It is tedious . And … Puerile !

    Water seeks its own level .

    Deal with it .

  23. Just the usual puerile bombast and sophomoric commentary. Get some new material, John. There’s no substance to your rants. It’s really not about feelings, man. Nobody cares. Use facts when you want to impress. Your spleen is unimportant.

    1. Paraphrastic bits of casuistry? Atrabilious amphigory? Threnody? Call it what you will.

      You might call it the usual puerile bombast and sophomoric commentary, but that would be pretentious.

      1. I like JOHN KING MC’S USE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE . . .I’D SAY HE’S QUITE MASTERFUL AT IT . . .nothing bombastic about poetical e.e. cummings-ish taking a new slant at language . . .after all Jackson Pollack, abstractionists, the jabberwocky verse, jazz, rap, “performance art” . . .philosphy in a new key . . .HAVE FiUN WITH ART & MUSIC & WORDS . . .don’t let the pedagogues get you stuck in a rut . . .feel free, ad lib . . .play Moonlight Sonata to a rock beat . . .
        listen to that great American/Canadian poet who my girlfriend in the summer of ’69, Raina Sotzky, (we met at DC General on Psych Ward . . I think she’s a shrink now; she was undergrad at Penn, then; met again when she was doing some grad studies at Harvard; bumped into each other in Harvard Square; had coffee; my friend Tommy T. from Savie was with me; we had a few laughs; she was something very special, beautiful, dark hair, dark eyes, voluptuous, like a Greek Goddess, but Salt of the Earth, too) anyway she introduced me to Leonard Cohen, I still got the book, a present of his poems, but listen to his albumsCohen’s word play: Suzanne, Love Itself, Bird on a Wire, The Future, Democracy, Aint no Cure for Love, Closing Time

        JKM got the Leonard Cohen touch with words

        If music be the breath of life (or somethinglike that) play on . . . .play on words, too, and Have Fun . . . like my favorite abstract artist who painted canvases 10 feet by 10 feet using just two colors . . .they say he’d look at a blank canvas all day, then go out and buy two gallons of paint from the corner store . . .one of my Heroes.

    2. Jesus Christ .. you elaborate on Abe’s gnomic grumbling … Puerile … Bombast etc . … Have an original thought … You are convention bound , blind to your own faults , always default to projecting your dyspeptic downer doxies on others , and are clearly craving my attention . Try to grasp my style . Nothing there . Sue ya ‘ later !

  24. Ron Lockwood runs the local auto repair shop
    in Mount Vernon. That was until
    until he and his son in law bought Castle Island
    Camps recently.
    Ron spends less time fixing cars and most
    of his time keeping the camps running.


    In other news on how FBI agents killed President Kennedy see

    The History Channel banned the doc after the FBI told them to

    in other FBI news

    The Informants
    The FBI has built a massive network of spies to prevent another domestic attack. But are they busting terrorist plots—or leading them?

    in today’s news
    why the FBI creates terrorism

    FBI: we don’t want a backdoor; we just want you to break encryption

    12 MAR 2018

    Apple, Cryptography, Law & order

  25. We brought them the Gospel , brother , but they would not listen . So Damn Them All To Hell !

    I detect Jesuits .

    Now , Where is my trusty aspergillum ?

    1. I have to tell you something about Tom Jones.

      A great, late friend of mine, Derek Moore, got the OBE for his work in conservation. The day of the presentations was hot as Hell. They line up the recipients in, I guess, the yard outside The Palace. They send everyone the required dress code which is top hat and tails and line you up alphabetically. So Roger Moore was behind him and Tom Jones was in front of him. They stood there for the better part of an hour. Derek said that Tom Jones was one of the friendliest and funniest guy he had met in a long time. Roger Moore was a stick in the deep mud. Couldn’t even get a grin out of him. Jones the opposite. As the Queen started presenting and the line started to move along slowly, Jones turned to Derek and said, “I wonder if she is going to toss her knickers at me.”

      It was said that Roger was pissed because he wanted to be knighted, hence the sour puss.

  26. Does my cat love me because I feed it ? … Posed that question to Professor Slover . He suggested that there are some things we simply have to pray over . He did enjoy his wordplay. Good guy !

    1. The only reason your cat loves you is because it doesn’t hate you. I know cats. That’s the truth.

      1. That is a tautology . It is like saying God is all powerful and you know this because ” he can do anything .” If Western philosophical thought is all a series of footnotes to Plato then we step into Logic’s snare . God is a concept . God is a word . Words have signification . Whitehead warns against the … Accretion of Concretion … My paraphrase … The tendency of the human mind to attribute ” thingness ” to aspects of reality . Words , symbolically , and most significantly , arbitrarily, allow us to ” describe ” Reality . They are not , however , ” God ” . God and Reality can be indicated with words . Only that . The rest is … Experience . Silence . The Void . The Word Made Flesh !

        WO WO ! … Theologian Tom Jones

        1. Try instead … The only reason your cat hates you is because it does not love you …. The negation of the original proposition … The only reason your cat loves you is because it does not hate you … Is not logically possible .

          Your cat may have numerous reasons to both love and hate you at the same time , btw .

          Have you asked it ?

          1. Dancing in the hypnotic arena .

            YOU .. AND …. YOUR… SWEET … LITTLE … PUSSYCAT EYES !!!

            Theologian Tom Jones .

        2. Ok, ok, OKAY!

          Your cat loves you because you scratch its belly.


          I tried to read Process And Reality. Don’t quote Whitehead. As Immortan Joe said, “Do not read Whitehead. He will take hold of you and you will resent his absence.”

          My paraphrase.

          (They tell me that the annotated Process And Reality is readable. I certainly hope so.)

          1. Hui – Neng the Sixth Patriarch of Zen , or some such nonsense , described his Teaching of his students as being like the game you play with a child . The game where the closed fist is waved tantalizingly around , and when the hand opens there is nothing in it . Your Whitehead quote has that way about it . Nice !

          2. Okay Okay Okay …. Bill C . and his Father Lonergan doorstopper key to the Universe and Abe , girded with Alfred North Whitehead’s Process and Reality …. At forty paces .

            Bill , put that book down ! It’s a joke .

          3. Watch out then , Bro . Bill can spit out casuistry at forty paces standing on his head .

      2. I had a cat I loved named TIGER, the family cat for 15 years . . .a big cat, gray and black striped with white paws and white chin/neck . . .blue-green eyes . . .a hunter, fighter of other animals, gentle with all kind human beings . . .and it loved us back, our family, we humans he allowed in his regal wild independent company . . .I was the one who when about 20 years old took it to Angel Memorial Vet Hosp in Longwood Medical area where an African-Vet (Congo, Ghana) mercifully put the aged, sick, enfeebled, defenseless semi-wild, semi-domesticated cat to sleep. Cats are never tame as dogs, man’s best friends. Both are great pets.

        All must read Rule 12 of “12 Rules for Life” by Jordan b. Peterson: It is entitled:”Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street.”

  27. Elizabeth Bruenig. An excerpt from today:

    Capitalism is an ideology that is far more encompassing than it admits, and one that turns every relationship into a calculable exchange. Bodies, time, energy, creativity, love — all become commodities to be priced and sold. Alienation reigns. There is no room for sustained contemplation and little interest in public morality; everything collapses down to the level of the atomized individual.

    1. Morality has never been the criteria for success in a capitalist society. BUT that ideology doesn’t cover all. I know many true capitalists that have great compassion and I mean real compassion. Not someone that thinks he is going to heaven because he give loads of money to charity. Maybe Elizabeth dropped acid and read Orwell. Her use of the words ‘all’ and ‘reigns’ and ‘no’ and ‘everything’ need some annotation.

      So, Khalid. What’s the biggest fish you ever caught?

    2. I heard the Greek Opposition leader speak last night. He favors Capitalism with prudent pared down regulation/oversight.
      Capitalists I’ve read about and wealthy capitalists’ families I’ve brushed elbows with (known in passing from arms’ length) (Davis (New Balance) and Demoulas (Market Basket) have been very generous, compassionate persons, family-oriented, generous to friends, neighbors, communities, employees, charities, schools, museums, hospitals and personally are wonderful giving “salt of the earth” regular folks.
      As an Irish American Catholic who is a blood brother to an Apache (half-Polish.half-Apache, from Phoenix area . .it’s a long story . . .we helped each other and we both had minor cuts, he mixed our blood in his palm, and told me “We are now blood brothers”)and as I married a Methodist girl who was one-sixteenth Cherokee Indian, and Irish-English-German-American from D.C.Area(MD),
      What I’m trying to say is that as me personally I’ve always had an affinity for Jewish, Greek, Italian and Spanish girls, and Black Irish girls . . . growing up, high school, college, dating, twenties, thirties, forties . . .til today . . .it must be the BLACK IRISH BLOOD in me . . . .’With a rebel yell, she cried more,more, more

      1. The punch line is my friend said, “I’ve always preferred Italian girls, dark hair, dark eyes, earthy, voluptuous, and I married and divorced two blue-eyed blondes.”
        Probably All-Americans . . .maybe one was who the Commies call an all-American capitalistic pig.

  28. “Participating in a gun buy-back program because you
    think that criminals have too many guns is like having
    yourself castrated because you think your neighbors
    have too many kids.”

    Clint Eastwood

  29. Matt

    Breathe deeply…..

    Guess who just got 12-18 ?

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Southern New England and a Blizzard Warning for most of the Massachusetts coast ahead of the nor’easter expected to impact the region starting Monday night and continuing through Tuesday.

    The service wrote Monday that the third storm to hit Massachusetts in less than two weeks “will deliver accumulating snow, strong to damaging winds, [and] coastal and marine impacts” to the region. The warnings are in effect from 11 p.m. Monday through 8 p.m. Tuesday.

    in other bombogensis snowflake news

    Polar Anomaly Flip in an Abnormally Warm World: Arctic to Cool as Antarctica Heats Up
    Interesting and concerning climate-change influenced weather in the global forecast for the next ten days.

    As the Arctic is projected to cool down, it will open a brief window for sea ice to grow above its present track toward a record low maximum. However, any new edge ice will likely be weak and thin relative to past years. Meanwhile, sections of western Antarctica are predicted to see above freezing temperatures over the next week. And all of these various swings are occurring in a world that is considerably warmer than normal.

    Global Context

    Today, as with practically every day since I began tracking global weather and climate back in 2012, the world’s temperature averages are warmer than normal. An odd and increasingly harmful warmth that is driven by atmospheric CO2 levels ranging above 405 ppm (490 ppm CO2e). High heat-trapping gas levels that are, in turn, primarily the result of human fossil fuel burning.

    (Despite an building cool-down relative to typical temperatures in the Arctic, the globe remains much warmer than average. The most intense hot spots for today hover over Canada, Southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, India through China, and Parts of Antarctica. Image source: Climate Reanalyzer.)

    The world, overall today, is about 0.7 C warmer than the 1979 to 2000 average. Compared to 1880s, that’s about 1.2 C warmer than a typical late 19th Century day. This warming is considerable. A long term average that is in a range comparable to the Eemian of about 120,000 years ago. In other words, the world we live in today is the hottest its been in more than a thousand centuries.

    Looking at the various climate zones, we find that every major region except the Arctic is warmer than average. This is happening as Northern Hemisphere Winter transitions to Spring and as the polar jet stream appears to be reasserting itself a bit after a major polar vortex collapse event during February. A new integral cold air vortex is gathering over Northwest Siberia — which is allowing cooler conditions to again reassert in the Arctic.

    Opportunity for Late Season Sea Ice Regrowth

    Over the next week, temperatures in the High Arctic are expected to plummet. And for the first time since practically the start of Winter, readings over the Arctic Ocean zone are expected to range below average.

    As noted above, the cold pole appears to be asserting in the region of Northwest Siberia. But cold air pushing out into the Barents, North Bering, North Baffin, and Irkutsk regions will afford some opportunity for a sea ice rebound.

    This cold air retrenchment is expected to be juxtaposed by significant warming through Northern Canada, Alaska, the Southern Bering, Southern Baffin Bay, Southern Greenland and in a zone just north of Svalbard. This warm pole will likely help retard any sea ice bounce coming from cooler air asserting on the Siberian side — constraining ice growth in a number of edge zones and possibly asserting some counter-cooling melt. We may even see a polynya open up in the Beaufort as temperatures over Alberta rise to above freezing and warm winds drive northward.

    As a result of this warm-cold dipole, and the related warmth in certain key ice edge zones, it remains uncertain whether sea ice will bounce enough to overcome an otherwise strongly asserted trend toward a record low Arctic sea ice maximum for 2018. But if such a bounce back were to happen, the opportunity for it to occur will be during this week or next.

    Extreme Antarctic Warming

    As the Arctic is predicted to cool down this week, the Antarctic is expected to heat up. By late this week through next weekend, a powerful plume of warm air is expected to drive above freezing temperatures across Marie Byrd Land and the Ross Ice Shelf in West Antarctica. As with recent Northern Hemisphere Events, a high amplitude wave in the Jet Stream will drive much warmer than typical temperatures far into what should be a frigid polar zone.
    (A major warm-up predicted for sections of West Antarctica will likely produce surface melt as temperatures rise to above freezing. Image source: Climate Reanalyzer.)

    This warming event is predicted to be rather intense and last for 2-3 days, with temperatures rising to 25-30 degrees Celsius above average in certain zones.

    Such a warm-up would push surface temperatures in some locations to 2-4 C or warmer (up to 40 degrees F) and would likely produce periods of surface melt. These kinds of melt events have been a more frequent occurrence for Antarctica recently. They’re a part of the larger trend of ice mass loss both at the surface and on the underside of sea facing ice sheets as the local ocean has warmed. A primary driver of a noted acceleration in the rate of global sea level rise.

    Looking on into next week, a subsequent warming in East Antarctica is expected to push temperatures for the whole Continent into a range approximately 3.5 C above average. This event, however, is not expected to drive significant above freezing temperatures inland, though some coastal areas may see brief departures into these ranges.

  30. Abe, if we went on a trip .. . .all on this blog . . .we’d find that the writers amongst us were not the best talkers, story tellers, debaters, and vice-versa . . .the ones I know who post here, would make any trip STELLAR or at least enjoyable

    But we never know til we’re there . . .REMEMBER THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE . . .none of us know if at that moment we’d be Hero or Coward, the life of the party or colossal malapropish bore, angry argumentative or collegial social pleasant, . . .so, it’s like walking into a coffee shop . . mostly good, sometimes achore,, sometimes delightful . . . a joy

    Which reminds me of Dylan Thomas’s Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    For non-family, I’d probably take Hutch as #1 on a trip . . .he could tell me more about splendour in the grass, which makes me thing of a Moor or things Moorish, like Emily Dickenson: “I never say a moor, I never saw the sea; yet know i how a heather looks and what a wave must be; I never spoke with good, nor visited in Heaven yet sure I am of the spot as if the chart were given>”

    I know this” Only God can make a tree, bee, amoeba, universe . . .and we mere mortals are trippin the light fantastic through universal time& space

    Count me a man who marvels and who is like the Comic Book Character Super Duck: “Super Duck: Born into a world he never made.”

    1. And I know that I would out fish every one of you!

      We would have fun. The times that I have done trips like that with people that were not altogether friendly when involved elsewhere, have all been wonderful. Its a pause, if you will, on that other part of life. A time to let yourself be at ease. Check your egos at the dock and relax. And no one would be anonymous. That is a key part.

      1. Yes, intended pun, as my brother and his wife just got back from two weeks vacation in Morocco . . they said it and the people were great . .from Casablanca (play it again, Sam) to the Marakeesh (opium tinged hash of the late ’60s, early ’70s) to the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert. They even sent pictures of themselves decked out a la mode on Camels, reminding us of Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia . .
        IMAGINE! as John Lennon sang

  31. You have to read the lyrics to U2’s three songs: ONE, PRIDE AND SUNDAY, BLOODY SUNDAY, to understand why all the Irish loves’ are merry and all the Irish wars are merry . . . .
    Because, as Chicago sang, “It’s only the beginning” as as Steppenwolf sang, “There’s a MONSTER on the loose” and the Monster is the Deep State and Bully Boy Federal Prosecutors who abuse power, law and reason

    And as the Clancy Brothers’ sang, “I wish that my rifle had given the same to those Quiszlings (effin’ FEDS) who sold out the Patriot Game.”

    The effin FEDS, the DEEP STATE SNOOPS and the BullyBoy Federal Prosecutors sold out the American Way to garner power for their egomaniacal narcissistic selves . . .they sold out the Patriots, they targetted and still do target Patriotic Bostonians . . .

    By the way, did you read that bogus 138 count indictment against Boston-area State Senator Joyce from Milton . . .I read it, and as an experienced, retired lawyer I spit on it . . .for the Boston Federal Prosecutors once again have targetted for persecution and prosecution and their intent is both imprisonment and bankruptcy. . .and what their accusations boil down to as I read the 138 counts is that Mr. Joyce practiced law while being a State Senator . . .

    Another innocent, like Judge Teddy Glynn, Aaron Swartz, Boston Cop Kenny Conley who they persecuted for a decade then forked over nearly $1 million to settle the wrongful prosecution case against them, like the 50 year old nurse who Wyshak recommended getting 8 years in prison because she deposited her bookie husband’s income in the bank . . .a total of about $50,000 . . .while Wyshak recommended that the Congressman Tierney’s wife who laundered $4 million of her brothers’ illegal offshore gambling earnings get PROBATION: ‘And why are you recommending probation in this case, Mr. Wyshak,” the Judge asked, and Wyshak replied, “Because she’s the Congressman’s wife.” And the judge sentenced her to 30 days. THAT’S EQUAL JUSTICE AS THE FED PROSECUTORS/COURTS SEE IT . . .and did I mentionthe FED Prosecutors tried to steal Carswell’s motel or the FEDs wrongfully prosecuted innocent probation officers because Mr. Obrien hired bill bulger’s son Chris and other persons “not the most qualified” . .thank God the Appeals Court threw out that fraudulent prosecution/conviction . . .and did I mention the one-year sting against the traditionalist nearly 70 years old City Councilman with the clean record, and the 2.5 years he got in prison for accepting a $200 “preacher’s handshake”? Councilman Chuck Turner. You didn’t think your Federal Prosecutors would do such mean-spirited petty vile things while 60,000 persons were dying of drug overdoses annually, did you? and did I mention . . .well, I could go on and on

    But let me rest my case here: Read Jordan B. Peterson and listen to his youtube blog and remember the HowieCarr/BostonGlobe/AlanDershowitz/FederalProsecutorsSternsDurham and Wyshak’s jihad against the innocent FBI agent John Connolly and their targetting of political foe William M. Bulger

    You didn’t think Judges/Prosecutors/GovernmentLawyers/Academics/theMedia/theBoston Globe would gang up and target South Boston conservative/traditionalists, . . you don’t think so? Read From Trial Court to the United States Supreme Court: Anatomy of a Free Speech Case by Walkowski and Connolly (Branden 1996) and refresh your memory of how the COURTS/AGENCIES/cheerleadingMEDIA/PRESS in Boston for 3 years running 1992-1995 tried to crush, destroy the FREE SPEECH RIGHTS OF THE PARADE ORGANIZERS, SOUTH BOSTON VETERANS . .THAT’S RIGHT THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE THEY TRIED TO SHUT DOWN AND THE ORGANIZERS OF THE PARADE WERE FIRST TO PUT THEIR HOUSES IN MORTGAGE PROTECTION PROGRAMS AND THE PARADE ORGANIZERS LAWYERS WAS FORCED TO THE BRINK OF BANKRUPTCY as corrupt State officials pursued their jihad in the name of Political Correctness and against traditionalists from South Boston and the Boston area . . . .when Chester Darling and the Veterans finally won a unanimous 9-0 Victory for Free Speech at the US Supreme Court in JUNE OF 1995, the FEDERAL APPEALS COURT IN BOSTON WAS STILL TRYING TO DECIDE IF SOUTH BOSTON VETERANS WHO ANNUALLY ORGANIZED AND RAN THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE HAD FREE SPEECH RIGHTS . . .
    and the wind cries, “Mary” . . .”Holy Mary, mother of God . . .”

  32. kHALID AND MSFREEH: you’ve got your Irish History . .and all histories all wrong . . .

    Go Back to the early to mid 19th Century: O’Connell led massive demonstrations for Civil Rights in Dublin along what is now called O’Connell Street and in 1848 who were they The Young Irelanders staged armed rebellions for civil rights, and before them back to 1640s they revolted against Cromwell, and Bloody Elizabeth was more bloody that Bloody Mary in suppressing revolts in Dublin and eastern Ireland (@35,000 Irish killed) . .revolts, rebellions uprisings for civil rights and liberties and for RELIGIOUS RIGHTS AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND CULTURAL FREEDOM AND FOR A FREE NATION FOR THE IRISH, A NATION WELCOMING TO ONE AND ALL OF EVERY RACE, RELIGION AND ETHNIC GROUP
    After you get done with the 13th Century through the mid-Nineteenth Century, start considering Parnell, then the 20th Century boyos James Connolly Padraic Pearse, John O’Neil, ….and harken to the words of the songs, “Shake hands with your cousin Mike, me boy, and kiss your cousin Kate,you’re as welcome as the flowers in May to dear old Donegal . . .there was Sullivan, Mulligan, . . .Malloy, Flannigan,Shannigan, . . .Lonergan (ah, the Jesuit Philosopher Bernard Lonergan, he of ‘INSIGHT” a heavy tome taught to BC freshmen, the book as thick as the Bible in small print too” and don’t forget Galway Bay . . .and it’s in their blood to REBEL AND BE FREE . . .U2 SANG ABOUT IT IN “ONE” …one man come . .

    1. Philosophy may not neglect the multifariousness of the World — The fairies dance , and Christ is nailed to the Cross . A.N.Whitehead

  33. If God can do anything then he could invent a stone too heavy for him to lift. This is impossible as God is Omnipotent as well as Omniscient . … William of Ockham …Logical necessity ! ROCK ‘EM , OCKHAM !

    1. When I was a lad I served a term……

      Woops. Wrong lifetime. I made up a little thing for my 7th grade science teacher. Pissed him off and I still don’t know why. The subject was perpetual motion machines. Here was what I passed in.

      1st man: So I made a mistake. No one is perfect.
      2nd man: Wrong! Jesus is perfect.
      1st man: So I made a mistake. No one is perfect.
      2nd man: Wrong! Jesus is perfect.

      I wrote it on every line on both sides of a piece of paper. He didn’t appreciate the humor.

      Now, Bill. Don’t call me out on this if you Google it and find out that it exists in the universe somewhere else. You did it before when I said something about a quote I made up about “Everything I say is a lie”. I did make that up myself its just that many great minds (and some not so great minds) think alike.

    2. Apparently God has decided to give us free will and decided not to take it away from us and decided not to create inherently impossible paradoxes

      It’s like MEATLOAF sang, “And I won’t do that”

      God can do all, and as best (very poorly) was we mere mortals can fathom, He’s decided not to do certain things . . .like blow us all to smithereens yesterday

  34. In the spring of 2001 we brought LAPD narcotics
    detective Mike Ruppert to speak at Bates College
    about local police working with the CIA to bring
    heroin and cocaine into our communities


    In the summer of 2002 I met Undersecretary at HUD
    Catherine Austin Fitts in Washington DC at the
    National Press Club where I was shooting the DOC
    911 Press For Truth
    Catherine discussed how the CIA laundered the drug money
    by buying stocks on Wall Street
    see the missing 21 trillion here
    scroll down

    this is for Matt’s grandkids to ask him what
    did he do about climate change

  35. Meanwhile …” The situation in the Counties is reaching a terrible state …”

    Another straw horse’s ass invitation to debate .

    Inevitably , as bloggers who debate the straw horse’s ass have learned in Time’s course , said horse’s ass starts whinnying Marxist brewed miasma , yes , from that end ( the straw horse’s ass being indistinguishable from its mouth ) and then gets into outright insult and invective .

    Then : The voluble and volatile talking hindquarters equine invariably comes snuffling around to those insulted parties … Oh , do chime in … he frets . Please … Like me . This is pathetic .

    Khalid , We may like you in spite of yourself . Or , hyperbole ?

  36. Keep those cards and letters coming there , Perfessor ! Always great to see a man of your larnin’ get parabolic on the old hyperbolic . I am convinced that you are stuck on the way the word … Hyperbole .. burbles from your lips . It is a binky for you . You mistake a word for reality . Burble on El Dialectico ! ….. You amoose me . It is amazing how you keep showing up here in Dr. Freud’s waiting room . However , I never turn away the genuinely quaking . Do your best !

  37. The situation in the Counties is reaching a critical state. The money that fueled the peace process has run out. Expect everything to go backwards. Brexit is bringing things to a head. I’m not sure the new generation of Sinn Fein leaders have the same politically deft hand that Adams, and, McGuinness, exercised. Without US money, it’s back to the old zero-sum game. Most don’t want that. I’m open to argument, please chime in.

  38. Wa-llahi! We need a new thread. It’s hard to keep track of everyone’s comments, especially, the instantly forgettable first lines of your thoughts, John.

  39. Abe, I’m delighted that you’re well read in Irish History, particularly, the Troubles. We’ll have a fine discussion, regardless, what your local rag spouts on the subject.

  40. The MC Irregulars Derby,Preakness,Belmont stakes
    are upon us.

    Vegas bookmakers say it is to early to give odds
    around Matt “ the barrister “ Connolly and when
    he will acknowledge it was the police who wacked
    President Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Bobby

    Matt “ the southie toughie “ is said to be looking
    into protection for himself if he decides to go

    if you don’t like the news
    go out and make some of your own.

    in other I predicted the future ughs……

    Give a civilian oversight board the power to remove police superintendent, set policy, community groups propose

    A seven-member civilian board would have the power to fire Chicago’s police superintendent and set department policy under a far-reaching proposal by some of Chicago’s leading community organizations that quickly drew criticism from police.

    The long-awaited report from the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability calls for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to also retain the ability to fire a superintendent. But extending that authority to a civilian commission would be a dramatic change in a city where City Hall has long held tight controls over what happens at police headquarters.

      1. Abe: Emanuel was a weird fit for the machine. I don’t get back to town like I used to. I have to depend on my sisters’ reads on city politics. They’re Southsiders, and, aren’t all that fond of him. Everyone from the parishes are waiting for another Daley.

  41. Maine musings

    Driving home from Farmington Maine to my home in Vienna
    is a 14 mile trip taking me past the gold laden Sandy River in
    Farmington Falls ,into the mountain shrouded corridors of New Sharon
    until I pass the town spring on Kimball Pond road in Vienna that
    announces my arrival at Eaton mountain where my home squats
    perilously halfway up the side of the mountain.

    Driving at dusk always puts me at risk for chance encounters
    with deer crossing these back country roads or say a gaggle of
    wild turkeys which seem to be popping up with greater frequency
    now that their population is growing unchecked.

    My head snapped to attention this particular evening
    as my headlights cut through a patch of
    shrouded fog generated by a wood stove located in
    a old solitary house bellowing its smoke and
    smell of a roaring maple log fire.

    There are 3 reasons why I love living in Maine.

    The smell of a maple log fire

    The smell of a freshly mown hay field

    The smell of freshly spread cow manure tilled
    over a hay field

    in other 9/8 time…

    Watermelon Slim is providing some music
    for my documentary on Maine artist Robert

    Here is the obituary for his dad

    William Homans Jr. Dies; Civil Rights Lawyer Was 75

    William P. Homans Jr., a Boston civil rights lawyer who championed the downtrodden, the oppressed and the out-and-out villainous with such verve that he became a legend in Massachusetts legal circles, died on Feb. 7 at a nursing home in Phoenix. He was 75 and had lived in Cambridge, Mass.

    His family said the cause was a variety of ailments.

    In a career in which many of his clients had, in fact, done whatever heinous acts they were accused of, Mr. Homans lost his share of cases. But he won enough, too, and established so many precedents on appeal that he had more than a passing impact on state law.

    Virtually every criminal lawyer in Massachusetts, for example, knows that it was Mr. Homans’s arguments that led the state’s Supreme Judicial Court to abolish the death penalty in 1975, and that he also won a landmark victory on appeal after a client was convicted of manslaughter for performing a legal abortion.

    But Mr. Homans’s impact extended so far down the scales of justice that one of his own former associates learned only recently that he had also been the lawyer who established that offhand promises made by a company in an employee handbook were contractual rights not to be trifled with when he had taken a trivial employee discrimination suit to the state’s high court.

    Mr. Homans was a native of Canton, Mass., and his commitment to civil rights and to public service was both a family tradition and a personal passion.
    see link for full story

    here is a cut from his CD

    in other news

    Bay Area coffee shop won’t serve police for ‘safety of customers’
    KCRA Staff

  42. Got a sweet zig-zag scar on my right front forehead on that deal . I call it … Lightning Zen ! HAH !

    1. Good stuff, John.

      I have a bite mark on my chin from an encounter with an infamous Italian kid in Dedham. That was back in about 1974. It was outside that Chinese place near Lechmere on Rt. 1. I never named the bite scar but I may look into it.

      The maxillary guy down here in Vienna, Virginia that took out a wisdom tooth stared at it and said, “Why, you’re been bitten by a primate!”

      I said, “No. It was an Italian.”

      He knew his chop marks.

      1. The Tahiti , Abe . Probably Stivaletta or Costa , I wager . Both had reps . That was a hopping joint and the Feng Shui of that restaurant location led to mad mojo on many a night . Any night !

        1. The Tahiti Restaurant , snug on a side bluff , shouldering the hollow , an oasis , a vortex , Route One , two North and two South . In daylight it masked its somnolence in the humdrum buzz of traffic . At night , especially a warm and wet night , the macadam invited terror , and the traceries of the cars’ lights , like so many electrons in a ceaseless tension , whirled like the circles around a lit cigarette as it is moved rapidly in the dark . But , I digress .

        2. Of course. The Tahiti. The appetizers were my favorite.

          We walked out and one of my friends was a bit drunk but not too drunk to fight. He was about 5’8″ but benched 300+. All chest and lats with skinny legs. Never wore shorts. I’m sure you know the type. So on the way out someone gives him a shoulder and chuckles. My pal couldn’t punch much so he would grab an unfortunate and body slam him. Then it was bang, bang, bang the guy into the ground many times. Another short guy was going to punch my mate in the back of the head and I wrapped my gibbon arms around him and held on. He turned in my grasp and latched onto my chin. Animal. (That was the night I found out that there is room aplenty around an eye ball.) I put my thumb deep into his socket and asked if he would like to lose the eye. He let go. The folks in the Milton Hospital emergency room had a good laugh. Ms. Ryan at the desk asked me if I got locked in the ape house at Franklin Park. They all knew me well, those ER staffers.

          Looking back, quite a funny experience.

          1. Some heavy panting after the appetizers at the Tahiti , eh ? … Just another night in Paradise , Abe , Just another night …. Those umbrella drinkers ! Here’s to a trying to hammer a nail in the sky . Such spaciousness . And that is an idea too . Am familiar with the eye gouge . It is a calibration . Might as well be knifing someone at that point . Neither is generally a good idea. You know the type .

          2. That said …got into fight with red haired Irish Westie , pizza shop Little Italy , ’81. I was looking askance at his pimping of girl with him . Really was not my business , but , I was young and did not realize that it was a duet they were playing . SOB chomped down on three fingers on my right hand . Excruciating pain is highly motivatin’ !

          3. Here’s an umbrella handle in his eye , Abe . Chin Chin ! ( I know you get a chuckle out of that , bro ! )

          4. More than a chuckle!

            A Westie. You swam in the deep water. With the Sharks!!!!

            Lucky you can still play the cello.

          5. Keep vampin’ , Abe . ” Swam in the deep water with the sharks ? ” Now that is a chuckle . Leave your ego out of it . Sharks have brains too . I knew a guy who stuck a hatchet in a big ape’s head when he was still a teenager . The guy was a giant . He was also a murderer . I knew and liked that kid . Was he a shark ? Save your Westie fantasies for the funny papers . I buried the hatchet on ” Sharks ” long ago . Good Tahiti tale , nonetheless .

          6. Westies : Crew of guys got together and acted like complete and savage A-holes . It is a tough cello !

  43. * luckily cracked my walking stick over their head ( In defense of one of The Chosen People , yet , I was fortunate that it broke .)

  44. And there is mutton they can do about it. A raft of Keats memorized for essentially same reasons following a baseball bat to the temple ( I had just cracked , luckily cracked , someone over the head with my walking stick , hors de combat , naturally, but I digress . The ordering of neurons in the process of re-circuiting one’s brain is richly enhanced by such a dish as Burns’ .

  45. “Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing
    For the love of one’s country is a terrible thing
    It banishes fear with the speed of a flame
    And it makes us all part of The Patriot Game . .
    My name is O’Hanlon and I’ve just gone sixteen . .

    You all know the rest of that Irish ditty

    1. Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
      Great Chieftan o’ the puddin’ race……

      About a year ago I was told that if I really thought I was losing my marbles I should see if I could memorize a poem of length or complexity. I figured that one with both characteristics would be the proof. I chose an old favorite. Address to the Haggis by Robert Burns. It took about a month to accomplish the task and it has been a great education about the history of Scotland in Burns’ day. After 80 years of togetherness (Scotland and England) many Scots were losing all connection to their native ways. That included their language. The upper crust on Scotland were even taking lessons in English!

      Now Burns decided his fellow Scots were ready to be lashed. The poem is a strong statement by Scotland’s premier patriot and satirist of the day. So by learning this poem I have also learned about the Jacobites and the Highland Clearances. Stuff that I never would have thought to investigate. Now I enjoy the poem a lot more. I have also blown a few minds of folks that challenged me that I was full of haggis when I told them I knew the thing.

      1. I tried a similar exercise. I knew a few verses, “Let us not forget the hour of splendor in the grass and beauty in the flower—–“, but could not remember the poet.

        Finally I found Wordworth’s “Ode on Immortality from recollections of early childhood”. (The title almost scared me away, for good reasons.) I opened the work and stared at about fifty verses of Lake magnificence. I settled on “The Yarn of the Nancy Belle” and simply read “Ode….” aloud for its wistful beauty. I guess I may be losing my marbles, but I’ll retreat to Wordsworth et al in blissful senility.

        1. Hutch, a typical brilliant poetic remembrance from you yourself . . .a masterful story teller . . .the folks in Donegal are smiling with pride these days as their Irish-American kin rememberest the beauty, the gorgeousness and gorgeosity of Natalie Wood in the film spun whole-cloth from “Splendour in the Grass”

  46. Essay #3 begins with a list of those innocents framed, wrongfully persecuted and/or excessively punished by the politically-motivated Federal Prosecutors in Boston, going back even before the malevolent tactics of Sterns,Durham, Wyshak and their successors (collectively called the Sterns Gang, disparagingly . . .but they were assassins of a sort: character assassins. If fact, we impugn state prosecutorial abuse, too., to lesser extent. We start with the malicious shanghaing (prosecution) of Judge Teddy Glynn for no other purpose than that he supported Foster Furcolo for governor.

    We speak of Irish Uprisings . . .we forget 1775-76; we forget what make’s Patriots’ blood boil, what triggers the Patriot Game . . .during the St. Pat’s Parade Case, stellar civil rights attorney, Andy McCauley of New York who aided the Veterans, Parade Orgaaanizers, as a Volunteer, said after just two years of State Executive and State Judicial Oppression of Free Speech Rights: “It’s time to take the muskets off the walls.””

    How much more urgent when our Federal Officials in Boston are staging Stalin-Like sham show trials and prosecuting innocents like John Connolly, Carswell, the Probation Officers (O’Brien, Chris Bulger’s boss) Kenny Conley, City Councilman Chuck Turner, a fifty-year old nurse with a clean record, AARON SWARTZ . . . .we could go on . . .

  47. Three Bill Boards outside Boston Massachusetts:
    2. ATOP the highest hill in Chestnut Hill: FEDERAL FANATICS STAGE SHAM SHOW TRIALS
    3. ACROSS the street from Newton City Hall, at John Kelly’s Boston Marathon Memorial:

    All 3 Bill Boards are also Essays #1 by Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law Prof; #s2&3 by William M. Connolly MPH (Harvard) JD (Suffolk) a.k.a. the Savin Hill Billy
    ESSAYS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST . . .Larry’s is found on his blog “Larry Lessig” published 2013

    1. Sandwich Board in Harvard Yard ? … Let’s get the word out ! … If you were really serious there would be a graffiti brigade stencilling this manifesto , albeit fragments , on every promising bit of iron superstructure in Boston .

      1. If I see you walking around over there I will say hello . This all has a highly belated quality . It is a sop to conscience , conscientiousness , and consciousness , but what is the practical value ? The entire … Dynamic … is not taken into account when there is a braying tone to the denunciations . You are not a donkey . There is another side , many other sides , to many stories you have fit into your rhetorical … gift packages . Again , Deep Breath ! …

    1. Yes, Khalid. Stay curious, but dig a little deeper. MLK might have been on the minds of some, but there were centuries you forgot. A person holding court in the 1960’s might have yelled his name and then inspired a youth with no knowledge of the past to thank MLK for the inspiration, but it didn’t start with Peters or any other person born in the 20th Century.

      Read a little before you pop off. (And I don’t consider the simple word ‘no’ as popping off. I do that with my 1911.)

      1. It were the Zeitgeist , Abe . Curiousity of the Times ? No , mutual arising ; those centuries past as linked to present as the arms of the marchers at Selma or Bogside . Burnt Norton .

      2. O’Casey. Think Creggan, John. Bogside’s changed a bit.

        Abe: The Civil Rights marchers in the Counties actively studied, and, emulated, Dr. King’s tactics in the American South, particularly, the non-violent aspect. The loyalist’s violent reaction to the marches forced things to go bloody. Devlin, Hume, and, others, have written all about it.

  48. John: A lot can happen in 66 years. Sometimes, the weight of it staggers me. There’s many things I wish I could undo. Teaching school isn’t one of them.

    1. All my teachers I admired, even the most radically left or right: Professor Clausen taught us that Central Heating was a Communist Conspiracy

  49. Remember, President Trump has proclaimed March 2018 as”IRISH HERITAGE MONTH”

    I write in that spirit . . . .”With a rebel yell, she cried more, more, more.” Don’t forget the courageous English, our brothers and sisters, who sacrificed all, who fought and died on the Republican’s side, on Ireland’s side for Irish Independence. Remember the Riddle of the Sands and its truly heroic author.

    1. Ironic, indeed. Most folks in Ireland, particularly Republicans, despise Glorious Leader, and, consider many Americans of Irish descent to be racist assholes. The original Catholic civil rights campaign in the Six Counties was based on MLK’s work in the American South.

      If anyone has seen David Rupert walking around, please make a blog entry. There’s a bag of cookies in it for the sharp-eyed. Never forget, never forgive.

      1. “The original Catholic civil rights campaign in the Six Counties was based on MLK’s work in the American South.”


        1. You’re wrong, Abe. Will you accept B. Devlin as an authority about those times? She, herself, says the the Afro-American struggle was the model for the Catholic civil rights movement. Read a little before you pop off.

      2. Youve got your histories all mixed up Khalid . . .the original Irish Civil Rights fights date back to Cromwell and before . . .”For four hundred years Ireland stood alone . . .” against Imperial Might said Eamon DeValera to Winston Churchill who complained of standing alone against the Nazi’s Wermacht for 2 years . . .
        It was Connolly, Collins and Pearse who inspired MLK ….read Yeats

    2. Khalid if you read the Boston Globe or the liberal/leftist press in Dublin and then try to tell us what “most folks in Ireland think” you’re barking up the wrong trees . .

  50. Three Bill Boards outside Boston Massachusetts:

    1. In Harvard Yard posted by Larry Lessig, Harvard Law Professor:

    2. Atop Chestnut Hill posted by Billy C (Billy C. is not Bill C. the blogger and is not to be confused with him.) Billy C is the nom du pen of William M. Connolly, MPH, JD, who is not the retired Nebraska Supreme Court Justice, essayist and author, William M. Connolly, J.D., nor is he William M. Connolly, MPH, M.D. Billy C. is William M. Connolly, MPH, JD, a.k.a., just another “Savin Hill Billy.”


    3. At a Newton Law School posted by William M. Connolly, MPH, JD, who is not affiliated with that particular law school and who is long since retired altogether from the law.


    These three Bill Boards are also three essays: The three essays titles are
    1. “Federal Prosecutors as Bully Boys” by Larry Lessig
    2. “Federal Fanatics Stage Sham Show Trials” by Billy C., a.k.a. William M. Connolly, MPH, JD, and
    3. “Frenzied Feds Diss Boston Jury’s Verdict, Gut Double Jeopardy Jurisprudence,” which is subtitled, “The Petty ‘Crimes’ and Non-Crimes for which John Connolly was Convicted by a Boston Jury which Unanimously Acquitted him of all Serious Charges rejecting serial Mafia murderers’ patently perjurious stale triple-hearsay testimony which Boston Federal Prosecutors pathetically persuaded themselves to give credence to and to believe and to use as the sole basis for eviscerating double jeopardy jurisprudence and which the Washington D.C. Office of the DOJ, fully cognizant of the facts and law, greenlighted, sanctioned and approved.”

    These three essays are available upon request by sending a SASE to Billy C, c/o William M. Connolly, MPH, JD.

    1. The Savin Hill Billy Ex Machina ? … This is Cosmic Consciousness , no , not Comic , Cosmic … Both are side-splitting !

  51. My dog, Twoomey (RIP), did a stretch in Walpole. It was rough. He survived a cell burning. PRs lit him up after he complained about their dope.

  52. Nix that request Matts, Bill C has been located!
    Matt could you run a welfare check on BillC

    in other FBI news……

    March 7, 2018, 4:29 PM
    FBI agent, estranged wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide

    An FBI agent and a woman were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide outside a home in Crownsville, Maryland, on Wednesday. The Anne Arundel County Police department said officers arrived at the scene after 8 a.m. in response to a 911 call about a domestic assault. The caller said a woman was being threatened by her recently estranged husband, police say.

    in other uprisings….when the inmates ran walpole prison

    from the film 3;000 years and Life

    In 1977 I was teaching at UMass Amherst
    working for Walter Silva in a program he
    created helping lifers get their Bachelors
    Degree in Mass Prisons

    inmate Jerry Souza briefly passed thru
    after he was released. He appears in the
    film 3000 years and life see above

    also see

      1. Abe: Restrict ammunition sales. An Armalite is useless without bullets. It doesn’t even make for a good club, too light. Outlaw 223 rounds except for the military. Most cops would rather use a shot-gun anyway. Pellets, and, 12 gauge slugs, generally, don’t go much farther than the intended target. There’s less chance of hitting bystanders.

        1. Ammo has been restricted a lot since I was a lad. The price is off the charts, too. There, again, there are people I know with a million or so rounds. The stockpiles have been started. The movement to begin always gets too much abuse from NRA. “They are going to take ALL our guns away!” Impossible. And like the adage goes, the outlaws will always have plenty of guns and ammo.

          Its a big problem, this mass killing thing. Many components and lots of questions. I don’t know why people need military type weapons. They are unnecessary for civilian use. Then right off the bat you get, “If criminals have them how can we fight back?” Its true to an extent and that is where the mandatory ten years added comes in. So we put AR-15’s and hand guns in that same boat.

          And then the BIG problem must be dealt with. How do you get politicians who’s campaigns were funded by the gun lobby to vote for saving lives? How do we get life, liberty and pursue happiness if we are in lockdown in an elementary school?

  53. The SLA used cut-down M1 carbines tricked out for full auto. Easy to conceal. Not too accurate, but, very impressive to the average bank audience. They were a rum bunch, but, before their time, which, might be these days! Take it to the pigs!

    Concealed carry reciprocity agreements? Sounds nuts, but, I’ll go with it. Does that mean you can board a commercial aircraft heeled? Hot damn! That would make for an interesting flight.

    1. The SLA with a full auto rifle that only has an eight round clip? Sounds lethal. And how short can you make an M1? Its only got about a 22″ barrel to begin with. Why not a nice little Ingram MAC-11 with a 32 round magazine and a suppressor? I guess they were “terrorists in training” back them.

      1. Typo, my bad.

        No such animal back in the seventies. M-1 carbines were cheap, and, plentiful, back, then. Take a look at Patty’s weapon in the bank surveillance photos. They’d tape the clips together. Spray, flip the clip, and, spray, again. With no butt stock, and, a shortened barrel, the M1 was very concealable, easily, walked into a bank under an over-coat. The SLA used cut down 12 gauge pumps, and, pistols, as, well. An automatic weapon was a status symbol, back in the day. It connoted militancy in a revolutionary cell. Logistics cells were, generally, unarmed. Everything was well organized, coast-to-coast.

        All Aboard the underground railroad! Stops in Berkeley-Madison-Ann Arbor-Amherst.

        Ah! The good old days. That Patty Hearst program brought back a lot of memories.

        Tanya, bust on out of your elderly haus frau bourgeois prison! It ain’t too late. Flip the script. Death to the pigs! All power to the Dialectic!

  54. Patty, if you’re out there reading Matt’s blog, release your inner Tanya. The Revolution needs you, again. Taking down banks. Screwing who you want. Must have been a heady experience for a bourgeois pup. Once, again, from the top, darl’in.

    All praise to the militant socialist youth. All power to the Dialectic!

  55. CNN has been broadcasting a show about Patty Hearst’s urban guerrilla experiences. Bill Harris is interviewed, at length. Well worth watching. One experiences through the first-hand accounts of participants, the visceral meaning of “militant praxis.” Abe, Bill, NC, you guys are so right. Everybody, regardless of race, religion, psychological state, and/or, political persuasion, should have the right to possess all the weapons they can accumulate. How could such a profusion of firearms not lead to a better world? Weapons are only tools. They’re like hammers, and, saws, and, flamethrowers, only noisy, but, don’t be discouraged, soon, you’ll be able to buy silencers. Oh! heavenly day, that will be.

    1. What’s your solution? The half billion guns are already in this country. Go ahead. Make my day. To sit on your arse and bitch about it seems to be your best idea. Your solution is anarchy. Any guns involved in that plan?

      And I don’t know who you are quoting but I haven’t read any of those assertions on this blog.

      When Nelson Mandela was released from prison, in his first speech he said, “We must use education as a weapon.” Why not use it as a tool? You know. Build a future. You don’t know who your enemies are so you pick everyone.

      I still want to share the planet with you, Khalid. And global warming is not a hoax, but you can’t have everything. Where would you put it?

    2. Khalid, reflect again on the Wild West . . .everyone armed . . .no laws restricted folks possessing/carrying . . .according to the book CATTLE KINGDOM, the murder rate was less than or at least no greater than NYC and other urban areas with strict or at least semi-strict gun control, and far, far, fewer folks carried in NYC in 19th Century. West of Mississippi most everyone open-carried, in holsters, strapped to horses or on buggies.

      You forget, too, before firearms, there were swords, knives and axes, and long before that clubs and stones, and the murderers by and large were bad guys or hot heads like Cain (bad to slay your brother, too) and the good guys didn’t murder but defended . . .and it didn’t matter how many weapons the good guys had . . . they weren’t felonious, hateful or conscienceless killers

      Keep the guns away from the lunatics and felons . . .strong, tough sentences for any felon over 21 carrying any gun . . .moderately tough sentences for 18-21 aged felons carrying . . .juvenile courts go hard on young felons (under 18) carrying guns . . .GET THE MESSAGE OUT . .A CRIMINAL WHO CARRIES DOES HEAVY TIME. PERIOD. If adult gets20 years, maybe the juvenile gets 5 in reform school/then softer prison. BUILD THE PRISONS/DETENTION FACILITIES . . .enhance rehabilitation programs for the rehabilitate-able . . .for the hard core, throw-away the key . .

  56. Matt does not remind us of that bullshit. There are MANY folks who write the truth on THIS AND OTHER blogs, the facts as they know them, their honest opinions, and YOU MSFREEH ARE NOT ONE OF THEM.

    1. Matt could you run a welfare check on BillC

      in other FBI news……

      March 7, 2018, 4:29 PM
      FBI agent, estranged wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide

      An FBI agent and a woman were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide outside a home in Crownsville, Maryland, on Wednesday. The Anne Arundel County Police department said officers arrived at the scene after 8 a.m. in response to a 911 call about a domestic assault. The caller said a woman was being threatened by her recently estranged husband, police say.

      in other uprisings….when the inmates ran walpole prison

      from the film 3;000 years and Life

      In 1977 I was teaching at UMass Amherst
      working for Walter Silva in a program he
      created helping lifers get their Bachelors
      Degree in Mass Prisons

      inmate Jerry Souza briefly passed thru
      after he was released. He appears in the
      film 3000 years and life see above

      also see

  57. As Matt likes to remind us……

    Blogging is not truth
    Behavior is truth

    In other truth news……

    FBI Director J Edgar Hoover was principal architect behind JFK Assassination
    Martin Luther King Assassination
    Robert Kennedy Assassination

    new 2018 Book

    Voices from the Shadows


    also see

    Who REALLY Killed Martin Luther King Jr.?: The Case Against Lyndon B. Johnson and J. Edgar Hoover Hardcover – April 17, 2018
    by Phillip F. Nelson (Author)

    One of the most infamous and devastating assassinations in American history, the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was also one of the most quickly resolved by authorities: James Earl Ray was convicted of the crime less than a year after it occurred. Yet, did they catch the right person? Or was Ray framed by President Lyndon B Johnson and FBI Director J Edgar Hoover?

    In Who REALLY Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.?, Phillip F. Nelson explores the tactics used by the FBI to portray Ray as a southern racist and stalker of King. He shows that early books on King’s death were written for the very purpose of “dis-informing” the American public, at the behest of the FBI and CIA, and are filled with proven lies and distortions.

    As Nelson methodically exposes the original constructed false narrative as the massive deceit that it was, he presents a revised and corrected account in its place, based upon proven facts that exonerate James Earl Ray. Nelson’s account is supplemented by several authors, including Harold Weisberg, Mark Lane, Dick Gregory, John Avery Emison, Philip Melanson, and William F. Pepper. Nelson also posits numerous instances of how government investigators―the FBI originally, then the Department of Justice in 1976, the House Select Committee on Assassinations investigators in 1978 and the DOJ again in 2000―deliberately avoided pursuing any and all leads which pointed toward Ray’s innocence.

    for Matt’s grandkids

    Delving Further into Uncharted Territory: Arctic Sea Ice Greatly Weakened at Start of Spring 2018
    The story of Arctic sea ice is one of short term complexity overlying an inexorable long term trend of decline. It has thus been difficult for sea ice monitors to forecast seasonal ice growth and retreat, despite a larger and significant warming of the Arctic.

    (New ice has formed north of Greenland following a massive polar warming event last week. This ice is thin and faces the warm up of spring and summer with uncertainty. Sitting over a region that is typically filled with thick ice, it could provide a back-door for melt into the Central Arctic come summer. As usual, weather will play a key role in this year’s melt, despite the undeniable longer term trend of loss. Image source: NASA.)

    Undeterred by these facts, a number of key factors stand out in 2018 — following a winter in which the Arctic has suffered considerable warming and related impacts to the ice.

    Lowest Sea Ice Extent; Warmest Freeze Season

    Today, Arctic sea ice extent is at its lowest levels on record. Volume, is at the second lowest levels ever measured. And this year’s freeze season (October through February of 2017-2018) was the warmest ever recorded (see link below). Taken at face value, these are pretty stark statistics. But they don’t tell the whole story. Not by a long shot.

    The Arctic is warming up twice as fast as the rest of the world. It has been doing so since around 2000 when Polar Amplification — the science-based expectation that the poles will warm faster than the globe as greenhouse gas levels rise — really began to kick in. So the present warm peak in the Arctic is on top of a record spate of accelerated warming. In the graphs it looks like a rocket ship taking off.

    We should be clear that most of this warming has occurred during winter time. It’s warmth that has softened the ice, thinned it. Produced a big push toward thaw. But like a cup of water with a single cube of melting ice in it will resist surface temperatures above freezing, this thinning and melting has yet to have have a significant impact on summer-time temperatures in the high Arctic. That thinning skein of ice is still doing its duty keeping the Arctic summer close to freezing. But it’s a realistic question to ask — how much longer can it? What happens when the majority of the summer ice is gone?

    Such radical warming has also had a number of environmental effects. It is pushing fisheries that rely on cold water northward. It is stressing key species like the Wright Whale, the Polar Bear, and the Puffin. It is causing the permafrost to thaw, which produces a number of environmental feedbacks. Not the least of which includes land subsidence, the release of mercury into the Arctic environment and global ocean, and the slow but rising expulsion of greenhouse gasses long locked away.

    Multiyear Ice Has Pulled Away From Shore

    The thicker ice floes of yore are now mostly a bare memory. A recollection of past cold blasted away by fossil fuel burning and inexorable thaw. This year, an LNG tanker crossed the thinning ice during winter time. Bearing with it a great load of climate change quickening gas destined to be burned in some nation still entangled by a heat-producing web of gas plants, coal mines, and diesel and gasoline cars.

    The thick, multiyear ice is reduced to a phantom of its former girth and extent. It has drawn back, pulling away from shore. Increasingly sequestered to more and more remote regions. And on the run from the ocean swells, warmer storms, and increasing instances of liquid rain that fall across an Arctic that is facing violent transition.

    Increasingly, it huddles closer to Greenland and the Canadian Archipelago. But as we can see in the image at the top of this post, even this region is no longer a reliable sanctuary.

    Cold Pole Shift in Forecast — Canada/Alaska Predicted to See Abnormal Warmth

    As late winter transitions into early spring, we enter the less certain time of melt and thaw season. During recent years, as warming bloomed in the lower latitudes, the Jet Stream which had slowed and meandered more during winter due to polar warming, snapped back into place. This seasonal flattening and speeding up of the upper level winds tended to harden and deepen the cold pole at the north of our world. Reducing relative temperature variance above normal averages even as melt season advanced.

    This created a kind of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde relationship between winter and summer in which high Arctic winter temps seemed outrageously warmer than normal even as summer snapped back to more typical Arctic averages in the furthest north locations.

    (As we enter spring and summer, high Arctic temperatures tend to regress back toward the mean following winter warming. This is largely due to the inertial cooling influence of ocean ice which will tend to keep temperatures closer to the freezing line even as net energy gain is ongoing. Loss of ice would result in the removal of this insulating effect and likely push summer anomalies for the region into the +1 to +5 C range. Image source: Zachary Labe. Data Source: DMI.)

    But all is not well. The loss of winter climate norms have done their damage. And the summers, on balance, saw the edge ice retreat a bit further. Saw the boundaries of Arctic cold pull a bit tighter and saw the open, warmer, sunlight-capturing waters advance ever northward.

    We don’t know if this return to more normal temperatures for the high Arctic during summer will save the ice from new record lows this year during melt season. But we can track how thaw season is predicted to advance against a greatly weakened Arctic sea ice pack. And this year, the cold pole appears to be expected to shift over the land mass of western Siberia during early March.

    (A warm North America, cool west Siberia dipole appears to be developing during early March in the forecast models. If this trend reinforces, it could leave large areas of ice open to early thaw from the Alaskan and Canadian maritime to the Central Arctic. Note that residual energy transfer along ocean zones remains in play in this forecast. Image source: Climate Reanalyzer.)

    Meanwhile, on the North American side, abnormal warmth is predicted to advance through Alaska, Western Canada, and the Hudson Bay region.

    If this trending location of warm and cool extremes reinforces and holds through melt season start, we can expect the front of melt advance to begin on the North American side as the region near the Kara and Laptev seas resist melt advance longer. Meanwhile, latent warmth over the Bering Sea and Svalbard appear to be set to hold back late season refreeze in these two key zones.

    How this weather dynamic plays out will determine if melt season 2018 begins on a record low ramp and how resilient the ice will be to the seasonal thaw that is on the way. We are presently in a situation where a record low start is possible even as reasonable concerns about a potential rapid summer melt progression are presently heightened.

  58. So,5 of the list to be cut are my favorites 9JKL gets booted, while Will and Grace gets renewed? REALLY!. With exception, the Black List does seem to be running out of steam, the others are very good and entertaining Madam Sect, Superior Donuts and Taken. Good entertainment. It is unfortunate that these ratings are being controlled by all the crap that the snowflakes are watching! Are we to bow to and be limited to what is available for us by what they Snowflakes consider entertaining?

    1. Prisons are very educational. After a few years in prison, one begins to understand how Black folks feel about having their identity defined by white people. You experience how it feels to be objectified. Building more prisons will bring the revolution quicker than any amount of new colleges. By all means, man, set to building. I’m enthusiastic about the idea!

      Down with all straights, and, player haters. All power to the dialectic!

      1. One of the problems is that this problem, mass shootings, needs a serious amount of thought aimed at it. You know, like serious dialectic. People that think bluff and cute quips are the answer to the problem are nothing but anchors that weigh the future down around the 600 fathom line. You think your preaching is progressive. You’re hung up on some clown from the 60’s. You killed society, not me.

        So, list the five greatest Americans. See if your scholarly mind can brace itself for three or four minutes and come up with that list. I have mine. I’ll give you my number one. Tecumseh. No contest there. Go ahead.

  59. Gun control: We ( my Redneck friends and I down here in Virginia) get to keep our guns because we are the good guys.

    If a person commits a felony and is convicted and there is a handgun involved; Ten years added to any sentence. Period. Parole in 7 1/2 if eligible. NO exceptions. None.

    Steal a car, gun found under the seat. 10 years.

    Assault someone, gun in backpack. 10 years.

    Rip off a 7-11, gun in trunk of getaway car. 10 years.

    This is the start to keeping bad people from using guns. The important thing is that every time it happens the law is enforced.

    Make the bad guys pay. Why should anyone else?

    1. Honest Abe, I agree 100%
      I lived in Virginia, DC, Maryland for eight years. When I walked into my wife’s house in Oxon Hill there were two rifles and a shotgun leaning against the wall inside the front door . . .the boys, teenagers, with their friends next door, in their pick-up trucks used them for hunting . . .no one gave them a second thought . . .no one ever broke into those houses
      Also, the father,, an independent businessman, also kept a loaded pistol in a drawer beside his bed and was licensed to carry and kept a small gun strapped to his ankle, whenever on business . . .not on vacation to the Maryland Shores for some soft shell crabs

      I’m happy my friends, such as my close friend a former Viet Vet combat Marine, is licensed to carry and generally does . . .God bless America, home of the brave and land of the free

      Right on, Honest Abe!

      1. Thanks, Bill.

        I just yesterday told this plan to someone and they railed about overcrowding in our prisons. Really?

        First of all, prison is suppose to be somewhat uncomfortable. If it gets a little crowded for you after your trial and conviction, tough shit. Take responsibility for your actions the next time and think before you submit an honest, hard working member of society to your criminal whim.

        Secondly, the next time some developer decides to put in another shopping mall, golf course, theme park or other huge waste of our land, make it worth his or her while for that project to produce a prison instead. It will be a boon to local economy. Construction, administration and guard jobs will be beneficial to many. And none of this ‘not in our back yard’ BS. This is for the good of all. It doesn’t create a criminal hang out. It is where criminals are put for rehabilitation and incarceration. It doesn’t create a criminal atmosphere. It contains it!

        But once again, the enforcement of our laws is primary. You just can’t let people get away with murder. As seen on this blog many times, that is a common occurrence.

  60. a liberal snowflake is someone who walks
    out of the room when someone brings a
    snow shovel to a fight

    a conservative snowflake is someone who has been
    mugged by a liberal’s snoeplow

    in other snowflake news
    see photo of Scituate

    East Coast Still Experiencing Heavy Seas as Another Storm Looms
    Large swells and high tides continued to batter the U.S. East Coast today as a storm that is predicted to become yet another nor’easter began to gather over the Central U.S.

    A broad low pressure system that slammed the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. this weekend with flooding, massive waves, and wind gusts of up to 93 mph was still hurling rough seas and storm tides at the U.S. East Coast on Monday. Such widely-varied locations as coastal Florida and New Jersey were experiencing high water, beach erosion, raging surf and minor coastal flooding. Officials were warning people to stay off the beach and away from riled seas as crews rushed to clear debris.

    The storm gained extreme intensity that was likely peaked by a number of climate change related factors including warmer than normal sea surface temperatures, a blocking high over Greenland that was likely impacted by a recent polar warming event, and higher sea levels resulting increasingly severe tidal flooding during the storm’s peak.

    (A massive low pressure system that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and flooded the Northeast coastline this weekend still churned off the U.S. East Coast on Monday — lashing shores with rough surf and minor flooding. Image source: Earth Nullschool.)

    Inland, nearly a quarter million people were still without power from Virginia through Maine — down from a high of around two million at the weekend storm’s peak. However, utilities are saying that it may take days to fully restore power to some locations. As repair crews were scrambling, another major storm was starting to gather over the Great Plains — with a high pressure system across Florida drawing very moist air from over a much warmer than normal Gulf of Mexico and into the developing storm’s circulation.

    Over the next 24 hours, the new storm is projected to track eastward — crossing to the Ohio River Valley region by late Tuesday. On Wednesday, the low will transition energy into a developing storm off Virginia and the Outer Banks. This low is then expected to rapidly intensify as it moves northward — developing strong onshore winds with gusts of 45-65 mph crossing coastal Delaware, New Jersey, Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts by late Wednesday and into early Thursday.

    (Models show another powerful low pressure system battering the Northeast Coast with 45-65 mph winds by early Thursday. Image source: Tropical Tidbits.)

    The storm is also predicted to bring heavy coastal rains and up to 1-2 feet of snow across parts of the Northeast.

    Presently, the storm is not expected to be as strong as the massive system that slammed the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic this weekend. However, gale force to storm force gusts are presently predicted, and forecast storm strength has been trending toward higher intensity in recent model runs.

    In addition, climate change related factors like a warmer than normal Gulf of Mexico, much warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the Gulf Stream, higher sea levels, and a large blocking high over Greenland are contributing to this most recent storm’s expected intensity. With hundreds of thousands still recovering from this weekend’s historic storm, and with so many factors now in play that could serve to further spike a new storm’s intensity above those presently expected, this is a developing situation that bears watching.

    also see

  61. To confirm definitions, bullies are the ones who threaten to shoot people and snowflakes are the ones whose feelings are hurt. Well, sometimes bullies get shot by snowflakes whose feelings have been hurt one time too many. Except in that state, the armed former snowflakes tend to shoot rather indiscriminately. I understand why my leftist friends all vote this way, but not why Republican women like me — whether Trump supporters or not — would do so. Have you asked them? You must know a few.

  62. JKM, That’s what I thought at first, but someone corrected me and said Ms is Miss or Mz . . .makes no difference . . .we’ll keep punchin’ . . .have a good day . . .the beat goes on . .

  63. I’ve copied many in Congress, Academia, the Press with “Fanatic Feds Stage Sham Show Trials” a three page essay by Billy C. and today I’ll make it available to Congressman Devin Nunes and his committee investigating abuses of power under Obama DOJ, and I’ll also forward copies to two of my favorite gals: Kayleigh McEnany (I’ve probably spelled her name wrong) and Katrina Pearson. Gutsy, brilliant, articulate young women of strong moral fiber. Solid conservatives, traditionalists. They make my heart swell with pride for the young women of America. I’ve learned so much from both over the past several years. Brilliant young women; focused on today and America’s bright future.

    1. Bill , Freeh is a dude . You should have figured that out by now . Company man all the way , Maestro . Have at it !

  64. or maybe it just boils her bloomers, that her beloved FEDs have been caught off base again . . .caught for 25 years crushing the rights of the citizens of Boston like HIs Imperial Majesty that taxed us to revolt against Imperial Federal Abusers of Power

  65. And JKM, you see Msfreeh, to distract and dilute, wants to talk about the Kennedy Assassination, again. Pretends she’s confused about current events. But crystal clear about ancient history.

  66. Here’s some answers to questions about the framing, railroading and persecution of John Connolly with the intent to nail another innocent man Bill Bulger: Someone posted this on twitter: Harvard Law’s Larry Lessig’s comments on FEDS’ bullying of his young friend Aaron Scwartz . . .The FEDS, following Wyshak’s lead/example bullied him to suicide:
    Lessig’s sentiments on Swartz’s suicide track ours in “Fanatic Feds Stage Sham Show Trials.” The bullying persecutorial prosecutorial abuse of power started under Sterns, Wyshak, et al infected successors: a federal jihad against goodcitizens of Boston has been carried out by Sterns, Wyshak, Durham and their successors (the Sterns Gang they’re collectively referred to; birds of a feather) and the list of victims beyond Connolly, Swartz, attempted assassination of Billy Bulger, includes the Carswell Motel owner, Kenny Conley (FEDS settle for @ $1 million, wrongful persecution for a decade), the 51 year old nurse with a clean record, the city councilman aged @ 70 with a clean record set up over a $200 “preacher’s handshake”, the probation officers, O’brien’s office happened to employ Chris Bulger (what a coincidence), . . .I could list ten more egregious examples . . .and here’s how they get innocent folks to sign a “plea” deal usually to one count of “perjury”: “Tom, if you don’t sign this plea deal we’ll take your job, house, all your money, your wife and kids won’t have a home, your kids won’t finish or go to college and we’ll persecute/prosecute you on phony trumped up charges for decades . . . .we’ll bankrupt you with lawyers’ fees . . .and we have the serial-killing, or otherwise felonious-perjurious witnesses on our side . . .plus we have Howie Carr and the Boston Globe on our side, and you know we constantly leak grand jury and other inside/confidential info to them.” That’s how the FEDs have operated in the last 25-plus years as I have born witness to these deviant bullying power-abusting Fed prosecutors in Boston who generally target conservatives and traditionalists . . .almost exclusively target conservative/traditionalist public figures who are either pro-life or oppose Big Government and whose Primary Purpose in live is to serve the public, like Aaron Scwartz and John Connolly and Ken Connolly and the nurse and the probation officers etc, etc, etc

  67. I see the Boston FBI SACS “all boyz castrato choir” ( you know some of them by their stage names of Ahearn,Greenleaf,Kaiser,Bamford,DeSauliers,Lisi and Ward are doing
    their da wop version of the Southie Hit FBI SOCK PUPPETS LIVE at MATTS
    hint look up sock puppet

    in other news just got off the phone with JFK assassination researcher Ed Tatro
    I called him to remind him of the EXXON MOBIL TILLERSON BOMBOGENESIS
    storm hiiting Mass today, by the way Matt how are your grandkids doing?
    You know the ones who will inherit the planet from us, eh?

    Ed sez he was busy preparing for his talk next week at the JFK Assassination
    Conference where he will discuss how the DOJ wacked President Kennedy.
    Did I mention Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King?


    Anyway Ed Tatro drops a piece of rotting word flesh for Matt and his irregulars
    to be picked up at their word salad bar.
    Google hale fbi jfk

    Hale chose the Dallas Motorcade route
    to facilitate JFK Assassination

    Google neil gallagher congress


    so listen up Matt
    even if I could give you answers to your questions about John Connolly
    you would not be able to live them
    so learn to love your questions about John Connolly
    and maybe down the road someday
    you will live your life into the answer

    1. “…….by the way Matt how are your grandkids doing?
      You know the ones who will inherit the planet from us, eh?”

      I think its time we all started thinking about what kind of a plant we are going to leave behind for Keith Richards.

  68. If you want a copy of my essay, “Federal Fanatics Stage Sham Show Trials”, please send a SASE with a generous donation to me or hand deliver it c/o Noontime Nuts, Curley Rec. Center, L-Street, South Boston. I expect it to be published soon by a major national publisher, perhaps a subsidiary of the New York Times or WaPo. Although, I’m sending it first to conservative publications: Wash. Times, Wall St. Journal, Breitbart, American Spectator, etc.
    Thank you . . .donations over$10,000 will be given to the South Boston Boys and Girls Clubs and/or the Laboure Center.
    I am a non-profit writer, so you can deduct your donations on next year’s income tax . . .unless the new tax laws disallow
    thanx again in advance, for your anticipated generous support


    Billy C.
    March 1, 2018
    Federal Prosecutor Fred Wyshak has acted fanatically, not just over-zealously, in prosecuting John Connolly in Miami. Wyshak’s abuse of process, abuse of double jeopardy jurisprudence, his office’s obscene Immunity Deal cut with serial Mafia killer John Martorano, his obscene use of admitted and proven perjurers as witnesses and affiants such as Steve Flemmi and Martorano, both serial killers, cocaine-pushers, rapists (Flemmi admitted to raping the adolescent daughter of his live-in girlfriend (common law wife); years later he dated the daughter’ and a few years thereafter killed her; Martorano has admitted seducing by drugging young women with cocaine in the Kenmore Square nightclub area and shooting a teenage girl in the back of the head) and the two-months long Show Trial in Miami against an innocent man, the highly decorated honorably retired FBI agent John J. Connolly, Jr., based on the perjurious triple-hearsay words of these serial killers granted leniency by Wyshak’s office in exchange for patent fabrications . . .these and other acts by Wyshak and his colleagues SHOCK THE CONSCIENCE.

    NOTE 1: Everyday of that inordinately prolonged two-months long show trial and at post-trial hearings Wyshak staged sitting behind him in that small Miami courtroom five (5) federally deputized Massachusetts State Troopers led by then Major Thomas Foley. A sham show trial! .A circus! A disgrace! A waste of federal/state resources! A mockery of justice!
    How a judge could allow it, we (including lifelong criminal defense attorneys) cannot fathom. (Apparently Martorano’s “deal” was he did not have to divulge the murders committed by his brother James nor any of their accomplices/associates. So, a lifelong criminal defense attorney asked, “How does he get on the stand and take an oath ‘to tell the whole truth’”? Secondly, how does a judge allow career Mafia murderers, these serial killers/proven perjurers to take the stand in the first instance?
    The basis of Wyshak re-trying a man in Miami State Court on a charge he was declared innocent of in a Boston Federal Court was that John Martorano remembered in 1998 a single sentence spoken by Whitey Bulger in 1982 and that single ambiguous sentence allegedly spoken by Whitey was “John Connolly said if John Callahan talks we’ll all be in trouble.” Ambiguous, vague! Sometime after the 2001-2002 Boston Federal Trial, Wyshak got Steve Flemmi, (who did not testify at the Boston trial, but did in other federal venues) who’d said under oath repeatedly that his TEI handler John Connolly was an honest FBI agent who never did or said anything intending anyone be killed . .Wyshak got Flemmi to “remember” in about 2003-2005 that very same triple hearsay sentence that Martorano said Whitey said John Connolly said.

  70. One of my customers kids just got an AK47 through the mail. I was handling it today. Not full auto but mighty impressive looking in the hands of this 370 pound kid.

  71. The Commies(underTrotsky, Lenin, Stalin) had disinformation campaigns. The Nazi’s Joseph Goebells was an expert at it. My longtime friend and jogging buddy, Larry Tye – – -Billy Anderson, another Noontime Nut, we both admired immensely and were great friends of, Billy, the jarhead, bartender, who always called it straight and who stood up to anyone, and all the girls liked him . .I was envious of how fascile, friendly he was with themost beautiful young women,and he’d married a beautiful young woman, Donna, and was a faithful husband and good father. . .we went to Mark’s B-Ball games . . .anyway Billy Anderson always was faithful, a loyal friend, a stand-up man, and both Larry Tye and I admired him immensely and had a lot of fun over many years out of L-Street and up New Hampshire . . .jogging . . .and we argued, heatedly, at times . . .about stuff

    Anyway Larry Tye wrote a great book about Propaganda, Disinformation, Mass Communication and how the NAZI/STALIN disinformation tactics are used today a lot by THE ADVERTISING INDUSTRY . . . everything Tye writes is thoughtful . . .he’s one of those thoughtful liberals I admire . . .like Billy Connolly, the Globe Santa guy, another guy who jogged frequently out of L-Street with the Noontime Nuts.

    Anway, the point is I think Msfreeh plasters Disinformation on this site, Disiinofrmation which Dilutes the strong Anti-Fed points made herein, so I conclude, and I admit I could be wrong, but nevertheless I conclude that she’s not a Feminazi, she’s not a Commies, but Msfreeh is a FED.

    1. In fairness , Freeh has … Inundated .. us with detailed reports of FBI abuse . To wrest the belt from E. Freeh for Heavyweight Fed Hate requires more than simply asserting , in all apparent lucidity , that a person is doing the diametric opposite of what our lying eyes have apparently been witnessing for a long time . Freeh is a scourge upon the FBI . Now , the claim is made that the scourge is a G-Man demiurge !
      This type of sophistry in an argument , legal or otherwise , is troubling . It indicates a propensity to impose one’s personality upon facts ; to fashion them as desired , no matter which way they lie .

      1. It’s called subterfuge: a double agent: Pretends she’s anti-FBI on Stale Stuff . . .deflects from current events indicting DOJ . . . .in other words, her posts distract from the topic of the day . . .I think’ she’s a plant . . .I also think I may be entirely wrong,, and she’s just more interested in posting her own stuff, or she’s scatterbrained, highly intelligent, inquisitive, but cannot focus on one topic at a time

        1. C’mon , the interesting part of Freeh is that the bastard can turn a phrase . Scroll down Moses !

  72. Here are the comments I added to Senators Nelson, Rooney and Cruz, and will add to American Spectator, etc.

    Federal Prosecutor Fred Wyshak has acted fanatically, not just over-zealously in prosecuting John Connolly in Miami. Wyshak’s abuse of process, abuse of double jeopardy jurisprudence, his office’s obscene Immunity Deal cut with serial Mafiosa killer John Martorano, his obscene use of admitted and proven perjurers such as Steve Flemmi and Martorano, both serial killers, as witnesses and affiants, and the two-months long Show Trial in Miami against an innocent man, the highly honorably retired FBI agent based on the perjurious words of serial killers granted leniency by Wyshak’s office in exchange for patent fabrications . . .these and other acts by Wyshak and his colleagues SHOCK THE CONSCIENCE
    Note: Everyday of that two-months show trial and at post-trial hearings Wyshak staged sitting behind in that small Miami courtroom five (5) federally deputized Massachusetts State Troopers led by then Major Thomas Foley. A sham trial. A disgrace.

    The one witness who testified both in Boston and Miami that in 1982 he heard Whitey Bulger say that John Connolly said,”If John Callahan talks we’ll all be in trouble.” Based on that triple hearsay utterance alone, Wyshak broke double jeopardy jurisprudence. Of course, somehow Wyshak induced, coerced Steve Flemmi to change his five years-plus of testimony (twice under oath) that John Connolly was an honest cop who never did or said anything intending anyone be killed. (Check David Boeri’s excellent reporting on these discordant but indisputable facts.) And somehow the fanatical Wyshak convinced Flemmi around 2003-2005 (8-10 years after he’d been in prison attesting to John Connolly’s innocent) that Flemmi himself now remembered in about 2004 what Whitey Bulger said John Connolly said in1982, and lo and behold, they were the same words John Martorano remembered in 1998 Whitey said in 1982.

    On these two perjurious serial killers’ lying words, these Mafiosa Murderers patently fabricated lies. on this two parroting the same well rehearsed single sentence, “If Callahan talks . . .” On one single triple hearsay sentence allegedly spoken amongst serial killers, carreer gangsters, 24 years earlier, a Federal Prosecutor, Fred Wyshak, decides to try a man for murder, and eviscerates double jeopardy jurisprudence to do so.

    Wyshak a fanatic? He acted fanatically, this officer of the FEDS. His political motive was glaring . . . .he said,”Connolly got too close to the Bulgers (plural) and South Boston.” We know who Fred Dershowitz, I mean Fred Wyshak’s target was all along. the same target Sterns, Durham had. And to get Billy B, they “knock down every law in England.” As Cromwell said to More in A Man for All Season, Bolt’s play. “And when all the laws are down and the devil turns on you . . . ” what then, More asked.

    I’m not a Sir Thomas More, a writer like Bolt, Dante, Shakespeare, Doestoevsky, and I’m no Divine Inquisitor nor judge of the fate of any man’s immortal soul. But I wonder what inner circles Dante might have put men like Howie Carr who conducts a death pool and mocks the dead, or a man like Wyshak who stages sham show trials to sentence men to death, life in prison, innocent men who did nothing more than their jobs, who spoke a stray sentence or who never even spoke that stray throwaway line Wyshak, Martorano, Flemmi and Major Foley say he did.

    Didn’t Flemmi, Morris et al testify under oath repeatedly that men in the Top Echelon Program (like Flemmi himself) were told specifically at least annually that they could continue their criminal activities, but “no violence, no murders.”? Of course they did. Then how does Wyshak pretend a stray sentence to Flemmi about Callahan talking (we know the sentence is fabrication, but assume it’s true) how does that sentence indicate an intent to kill, an intent to do violence, when Flemmi is told repeatedly at least every year as a condition of being in the TEI Program “no violence, no murders.”

    Oh, Fred Wyshak, the wicked web we weave when first we practice to deceive . . .when first we decide the Department of Justice will be used to vilely villainously extract a pound of flesh from political foes. “He got too close to the Bulgers and South Boston.” In Somerville in 2013 at a speech, then Colonel Thomas Foley also spilled the beans, saying Wyshak, the FEDS, he and his four other deputized troopers were fighting not only gangster Whitey Bulger but his brother in the state house, the honorable Senate President, U.Mass. President Bill Bulger.

    What a disgrace to law enforcement and justice and the American way: Wyshak et al.

  73. I am reposting so that Msfreeh’s diversionary posts do not distract>


    To: Amanda M. Jones
    Acting Chief, FOIA/PA Unit
    Criminal Division
    Department of Justice
    Suite 1127, Keeney Building
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20530-0001 February 27, 2018

    Dear Ms. Jones,

    This is a FOIA request for the following documents (notes, etc.)

    1. The Immunity Agreement between the Department of Justice and John Martorano who testified against FBI agent John J. Connolly, Jr., both in Boston Federal Courthouse (@2001) and Miami State Courthouse (@2006) while being tried by Federal Prosecutors Durham and Wyshak.
    2. All documents mentioning John Martorano and Anthony “Tony” Veranis whom Martorano alleged under oath he murdered. Anthony Veranis’s date of death is April 25, 1966; his body was discovered in the Blue Hills, Quincy, Mass. Martorno described the murder to Howie Carr in the book Hitman and apparently a different version on Carr’s radio station. He has described the murder to Boston-Office Federal Prosecutors Wyshak, Durham and Sterns, et al., and also to five State Police Troopers “deputized” as federal agents by Sterns, Wyshak, et al; on or about 1998; those five state troopers were led by then Major now ret. Col. Thomas Foley of the State Police.
    3. All documents mentioning Anthony “Tony Veranis; I am only seeking those documents generated by or in the possession of at any time of Federal Prosecutors Sterns, Durham, Wyshak (of Boston-Office, New England Region; or when Wyshak was acting in Miami @2004 et seq., as special prosecutor) or generated by or in the possession of the five deputized State Troopers aforementioned who appeared with Prosecutor Fred Wyshak every day in 2006 of the two-month Miami trial of John J. Connolly . . .Wyshak was co-counsel at that trial and brought Martorano, Flemmi, the five state troopers et al, to the Miami courtroom as witnesses to re-try John Connolly there in State Court for a crime he was acquitted of in Federal Court in Boston, namely leaking information that led to the 1982 death of John Callahan, as testified to under oath soley by John Martorano in both Boston and Miami, who said he remembered in @ 1998 what he heard in 1982 what someone said John Connolly said in 1982. It was one sentence.
    4. Finally, I seek any documents in the Boston Regional Office of the DOJ with my name on them or my home address: (ID stuff omitted)

    The purpose of these requests are in the high public interest of exonerating a man, John J. Connolly, Jr, former FBI agent, who was wrongfully prosecuted and wrongfully convicted in Miami based on what we are certain is the perjured testimony of John Martorano, et al. There is ample documentary and forensic evidence to prove Martorano is lying in violation of his immunity agreement. See, for example, (the) booklet, Character Assassins: Carr, Dershowitz, Mudd: Who Will Live in Infamy (Xlibris 2012).

    Thank you for your kind consideration of these vital matters and for your anticipated prompt and full attention to them.


    signed by me, Billy Be Dog Gone Du Baintry ( a pseudonym . . . my real name was appended.)

  74. let me say that……

    9/11 and Other Deep State Crimes Teleconference
    wtc7 pentagon
    Draft Agenda for 2/28/18 Teleconference

    8pm (ET)/5pm (PT) Teleconference # (641) 715-0632 Access code: 551571#
    [Note: Some telephone service providers block access to this teleconference service, or require additional charges. If you encounter any of these difficulties, please try calling this alternative number: (716) 293-9623. You will then be required to key in the original phone number above before entering the access code. Please inform of us of any technical difficulties you encounter in accessing the teleconference.]

    Greetings all,
    and not to Ken Freeland. Also, the deadline for submission of agenda items has been moved forward, to a week before each teleconference. The draft minutes below did not make these adjustments, so they have been amended to include them.

    Then, Barbara Honegger introduces us to David Ferrie, whose testimony regarding Dov Zackheim and the Pentagon 9/11 event is certain to raise eyebrows. It’s best to quote at length from Barbara’s missive:

    “In my introduction of Gordon, whom I met for the first time at the JFK Conference in Dallas this past November where
    he was a speaker (and will also be a speaker at the JFK Conference in the D.C. area in early March), I’ll give a summary of his background with emphasis on his ‘Zakheim-related bio’, which is the first attachment. After watching ‘Behind The Smoke Curtain’, which I gave him at the event in Dallas after a long and in depth one-on-one exchange of information, he called immediately to say that from what he knows about Zakheim, which I recall is over some 20 years, and his company’s aircraft remote control technology, that he was so sure putting Zakheim in the bulls eye of the inside perpetrators of 9/11, and especially of the Pentagon attack, had hit the nail so on the head that he had become nauseous. He will tell us why. Zakheim personally told him that his company was building secret airport — obviously needed to secretly land remotely hijacked using its ‘hijack the hijackers’ technology.
    Gordon was also an eyewitness shortly after the attack on the Pentagon, which he drove by, to a major piece of wreckage that to my knowledge hasn’t been revealed before — a main wheel assembly / landing gear which was on the lawn to the left/north of the helipad further left/north than even the well known largest piece of wreckage we’ve been aware of. The second attachment is an aerial photo of the west side of the Pentagon on which he placed an ‘X’ at the location of the wheel assembly. The third attachment is the route he drove by the Pentagon shortly after the attack, from which he saw the wheel assembly. The fifth and sixth attachments [see right] are, for reminders, photos of the well known large debris piece relative to which the wheel assembly was further to the left/north on the lawn. If there’s time, he’ll probably also go into the information in the last attachment.

    As always, we’ll reserve time for any announcements you have to share.

    Please join us Wednesday night for these latest currents in the Truth movement!

    Ken Freeland
    Cheryl Curtiss
    Craig McKee

    DRAFT AGENDA for Wednesday 28 February Teleconference

    I Roll call, minutes approval, agenda approval (5 min)

    II Review of Eyes on Havana: Memoirs of an American Spy Betrayed by the CIA, by Verne Lyon {J Michael Springman] (20 min + Q&A) {Cheryl}

    III Interview/report of David Ferrie on Dov Zakheim, the Pentagon 9/11 event, and related subjects. [David Ferrie] {Barbara Honegger} (20+ min + Q&A)

    IV Announcements

    V Any available updates on issues of identified ongoing concern (if any remaining time):
    New articles, books, films, or recent news about 9/11 or other Deep State crimes
    9/11 and the Deep State on the legal front, including current adjudicatory efforts by Lawyers for 9/11 Inquiry, JASTA, 28 pages, William Pepper’s efforts with AE911Truth against NIST and the Dept. of Commerce
    Censorship and cognitive infiltration: new examples of censorship or harassment of members of the Truth community; MSM treatment of 9/11 Truth
    Google censorship
    The 9/11 Consensus Panel
    9/11 Truth political candidates
    VI Adjournment (by 9:30 p Eastern)

    February 23, 2018
    Craig McKee, Secretary 9/11 Monthly Teleconference Call

    Draft minutes for the Wed., January 31, 2018 regular conference call

    Present were:

    Ken Freeland, Teleconference co-facilitator, Houston 9/11Truth
    Cheryl Curtiss, Teleconference co-facilitator, Connecticut 9/11 Truth
    Craig McKee, Teleconference secretary, Truth and Shadows
    Wayne Coste, TAP
    Peter Michael Ketcham, formerly of NIST
    Gerald Pechenuk, 9/11 activist
    Michael Cook, AE911Truth
    Frank Tolopko, Berkshire 9/11 Truth
    David Cole, Nine Eleven Accountability Team
    Lynn Bradbury, Maine 9/11 Truth
    Barton Bruce, Boston 9/11 Truth
    Barrie Zwicker, Towers of Deception
    David Palmer, 9/11 activist in Australia
    Ken Jenkins, 9/11 activist
    Barbara Honegger, Behind the Smoke Curtain
    James Hufferd, 9/11 Grassroots
    Tim Michael, TAP
    Xander Arena, Arizona 9/11 Studies and Outreach, Arizona State University
    Pat O’Connell, TAP

    The minutes of the Dec. 27, 2017 conference call were APPROVED.

    The amended draft agenda was APPROVED.

    Pentagon flight path
    Wayne Coste made another Pentagon presentation that addressed questions about the flight path that he proposed in October and summarized past presentations.

    Audio of the Jan. 31 call can be heard here: The next monthly teleconference will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 at 8 p.m. EST, 5 p.m. PST. Please email agenda items for next call to facilitator Cheryl Curtiss) by Tuesday Feb. 20 for the February teleconference, and by Tuesday March 20 for the March teleconference. Please use subject line “Agenda item for 911 Truth Teleconference.” Please include a brief description of your item and any relevant links you’d like participants to be aware of, together with your estimate of the number of minutes your agenda item will require.

  75. JFK Assassination Researcher ED Tatro from Quincy Mass just
    informed me of Live Streaming availability at upcoming JFK Assassination Conference

    in other FBI NEWS

    FBI agent guilty of sex abuse
    Was bureau’s chief of internal affairs
    WASHINGTON — The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for what became a two-decade career.
    John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last week in Tarrant County Court in Fort Worth to 12 years in prison after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before he began his law enforcement career, his lawyer said.
    Conditt headed the internal affairs unit, which investigates agent wrongdoing, for the Office of Professional Responsibility at FBI headquarters in Washington from 1999 until June 2001, the FBI said.


    Who Is Benjamin Thomas Wolf? Former FBI Agent Smokes Weed in …
    Benjamin Thomas Wolf, a former FBI agent and current adjunct professor at Chicago’s Roosevelt University, is hoping to become Illinois’ first “Cannabis Congressman.” The Wicker Park resident and co-owner of Logan Square’s Park and Field restaurant reignited Illinois’ marijuana legalization efforts this …

  76. As a piano player . . .as Ronan Tynan says “Let’s Rock & Roll” . . .sometimes you’ve got to play it by ear . . . .so let’s Rock:
    Here’s the FOIA Request I’m emailing now and mailing today: I recall when I went to Vegas to see Roberto Durham fight Tommy Hearns . . .I’ve got my picture with both . . .my brother gave me $5 to play on Flutie’s number 22 . . .first day, off the plane check into hotel, walk into casino, to roulette table, get a five dollar chip, put it on #22 and hit for about $210 or $220 or whatever . . .walk out with my friend Teddy R . . . a teacher and one time professional lightweight boxer, a great friend, a great, typical Savie guy . . .and we bump into these two lovely young ladies about 22 years old . . .Well the rest is history . . .another Dot story . .
    Here’s the Freedom of Information Act Request (As they sometimes say in Savie, in poker, when the winner lays down his hand, aces over or a full house, “Read ’em and weep!” however, I remember one time when Knuckie caught the “winning” touchdown in tag rush, he shouted “game time” then dropped the ball, MEANING it’s never over til it’s over, or until the Fat Lady Sings

    Full Name and Address Omitted:

    To: Amanda M. Jones
    Acting Chief, FOIA/PA Unit
    Criminal Division
    Department of Justice
    Suite 1127, Keeney Building
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20530-0001 February 27, 2018

    Dear Ms. Jones,

    This is a FOIA request for the following documents (notes, etc.)

    1. The Immunity Agreement between the Department of Justice and John Martorano who testified against FBI agent John J. Connolly, Jr., both in Boston Federal Courthouse (@2001) and Miami State Courthouse (@2006) while being tried by Federal Prosecutors Durham and Wyshak.
    2. All documents mentioning John Martorano and Anthony “Tony” Veranis whom Martorano alleged under oath he murdered. Anthony Veranis’s date of death is April 25, 1966; his body was discovered in the Blue Hills, Quincy, Mass. Martorno described the murder to Howie Carr in the book Hitman and apparently a different version on Carr’s radio station. He has described the murder to Boston-Office Federal Prosecutors Wyshak, Durham and Sterns, et al., and also to five State Police Troopers “deputized” as federal agents by Sterns, Wyshak, et al; on or about 1998; those five state troopers were led by then Major now ret. Col. Thomas Foley of the State Police.
    3. All documents mentioning Anthony “Tony Veranis; I am only seeking those documents generated by or in the possession of at any time of Federal Prosecutors Sterns, Durham, Wyshak (of Boston-Office, New England Region; or when Wyshak was acting in Miami @2004 et seq., as special prosecutor) or generated by or in the possession of the five deputized State Troopers aforementioned who appeared with Prosecutor Fred Wyshak every day in 2006 of the two-month Miami trial of John J. Connolly . . .Wyshak was co-counsel at that trial and brought Martorano, Flemmi, the five state troopers et al, to the Miami courtroom as witnesses to re-try John Connolly there in State Court for a crime he was acquitted of in Federal Court in Boston, namely leaking information that led to the 1982 death of John Callahan, as testified to under oath soley by John Martorano in both Boston and Miami, who said he remembered in @ 1998 what he heard in 1982 what someone said John Connolly said in 1982. It was one sentence.
    4. Finally, I seek any documents in the Boston Regional Office of the DOJ with my name on them or my home address: (ID stuff omitted)

    The purpose of these requests are in the high public interest of exonerating a man, John J. Connolly, Jr, former FBI agent, who was wrongfully prosecuted and wrongfully convicted in Miami based on what we are certain is the perjured testimony of John Martorano, et al. There is ample documentary and forensic evidence to prove Martorano is lying in violation of his immunity agreement. See, for example, (the) booklet, Character Assassins: Carr, Dershowitz, Mudd: Who Will Live in Infamy (Xlibris 2012).

    Thank you for your kind consideration of these vital matters and for your anticipated prompt and full attention to them.


    signed by me, Billy Be Dog Gone Du Baintry ( a pseudonym . . . my real name was appended.)

    1. Speaking of Ronan Tynan, is there a sweeter sound than his singing of Danny Boy? I think not.

  77. It was the MIlton “Madmen”.
    but they all were heavy weightlifters . . .football, wrestlers, Syracuse-type athletes

    Jack O was lifting at the world-Olympic record for his weight then . .he was probably near me 160-170 (high school; @170-180 post high) . . .and Jack O was not only football, he was also an outstanding gymnast, and besides a great athlete and great fighter, he was always a great friend, one of the good guys, and perfect gentleman around the young ladies most of whom liked him “a lot” . . .Jack reminded me in manner, fortitude, good sense of humor, strong comraderie and loyalty-friendship of my great lifelong friend Bobby Mancini, also quite the ladies man as a teenager and young men, and Bobby coulda been goalie at BC, but he fell in love with Donna and left school for love . . .it’s an old Dot story . . .and anyway if Jack O was a great wrestler and he was, Bob Mancini was perhaps even a better fighter (Bob weighed about 180-85 as teenager) because Bob could hit like Marciano . . .one punch and many a foe fell . . .sadly some to the hospital . . .but Bob also never started it and he stood up to bullies and the biggest of the big . . .in ’63 he beat badly a BC football player who started it . .on the green at BC . . .the BC football player was very, very tough and was said back then to be “the toughest guy and best fighter at BC” . .he was a senior . . .Bob was a freshmen . . .the 100-plus who witnessed that fight on the Green that Fall of 1963 would never forget it . . .I was there beside Bob, as was Eddie Bouchey (Savie, soph, a black belt in judo; both Eddie and his brother John had black belts as teenagers); Arthur Bradley (Dot, Neponset adopted Savie, freshman, football and boxing at BC High) Hank Fahey (Suothie, Freshman, football BC High) . . .both Art and Hank got PhDs or something and were Teachers . . .Eddie went into business as did Bob . . .anyway when the Fight was scheduled on the Green Bob asked me, Arthur, Eddie and Hank (Henry) to acccompany him . . .Seconds, I guess you’d call us . . .the other 100-plus were strangers to us, friends of the other guy or just students coming to watch “the fight” . . . I heard one guy say, “Wait to you see this guy fight . .he’s the best at BC” referring to the football player
    Well, within a few minutes, Bob had won decisively, a TKO, the guy was down on both knees . .it was all over
    The next morning, Bob and I walk into the Cafeteria at Lyons Hall . .remember it’s September/early October and we’re two freshmen . . .it’s just around 10:00 A.M. . . .as soon as we walk into the Hall, we start hearing shouts, “Hey, Bobby”, “Hey, there’s Bobby” “Bobby, Hi, how are you.” . . . Bobby looked at me, we both smiled, laughed, and he said something ironically funny . . . later that Fall at a Syracuse football game in Syracuse with Bobby and friends we had a ball . . .I kissed a lovely curvaceous dark haired brown eyed girl wearing an off-white blouse and dark skirt . .. what a face, what a figure . .. we were in a haystack, or the back of an open station wagon with straw strewn about . . .it only lasted a minute . . .I don’t remember hardly anything else about that weekend . . . .Who won?

  78. Frank Casey was the other assistant coach under Galligan with Jimmy Cotter and Paul Hunter

    2. I repost this at the end so that our erudite man of letters who remembered “Rexicana” won’t miss it:

    Right on . . .Rexicana . . .oh the pretty girls from all over Boston, South Shore and the slow dances . . .and the brawls . . .outside a legendary clash on a dirt road . . a set row between Milton’s Musclemen’s best, Jackie O, and Savie’s best Rima, a.k.a., “Big John.” . . .who won never mattered . . .the fact they voluntarily dueled in bloody good form with six Savie guys and ten Milton guys as eyewitnesses . . .scrappers each and everyone . . .is all that matters . . those boys had balls . . .and we all had fun . . .mano a mano . . .mano di pietro (hands of stone) . . .of course my Spanish is wrong . . .we were young men at 16,17….most highschool football, wrestling, boxing, weights, and not a few doing judo and mma-type training . . in gyms, in cellars, in back yards, on Sagamore and Saxton Streets and Columbia Road and Blue Hill Ave and Dot Ave . . .what fond memories…..THE REXACANA . . . .”SHE WORE BLUE VELVET . . .

  79. PTSD . . . .most combat vets live long healthy sane lives and are better/stronger for their hard service and sacrifices. As MacArthur said, Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.

    Same is true of all the old high school-college-pro football, hockey, boxing athletes I grew up and know . . (Like Danny Sullivan, all-pro lineman Baltimore Colts; and all the O’Shea Brothers (golden gloves/pugilists: Maughn, Paul, Billy, Justin great fighters . . .Danny ran track…all the best) .their intense physical action in their youth (teens-twenties-thirties) made them even stronger, healthier as adults and senior citizens.

    I wouldn’t hesitate to get young men and women (boys and girls, say over 13, into boxing, football, hockey, lacrosse, wrestling, . . .any contact sports . . . )
    I remember boxing with head gear at 14-15 . . .both coaches were intercollegiate boxing champions . . .sometimes we got pounded . . . but the number of miles we ran each day, the number of pushups we did each day (hundreds)and sit-ups (hundreds) and neck strengthening exercises, limbering up, loosening up, shadow-boxing, skipping rope, hitting the bag, back and neck muscles got extremely strong . . .PROTECTED US FROM PTSD

    Vast majority of athletes in contact sports and vast majority of combat veterans are BETTER/STRONGER/HEALTHIER over the lifetime for their sacrifices.

    And to be even a good High School athlete is a tremendous sacrifice in time and effort . . .

    Nitsche (not Raymond, the other guy) said “That which does not destroy me, makes me stronger.”

    We had a high school football coach, Ted Galligan, assts. JImmy Cotter, Frank – & Paul Hunter (all former college athletes under Ted a former WWII Navy Captain or something) and TED Galligan made us do 30-plus minutes of warm-up “exercises” on the field in full uniform before we started “practice.” That fitness served us well in the last quarter and last minutes of the games and in life . . .

    my teammates, regular guys, went on to become surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers, teachers, businessmen, military men, engineers, laborers, etc., fathers and granddads, and recovering alkies and recovering druggies who hit the pits but bounced back . . .their PERSEVERANCE throughout life in dealing with success and failure and treating those “two impostors” the same, is attributed greatly to the time/effort spent in intense contact sports like football . . .

  80. and Matt the Rapper was last heard saying not knowing….

    “ it’s a jungle out there makes me wonder how I keep from going under “

    in other Irish Spring newest

    Parkland School Shooting: Top 10 Reasons for Deeper Interrogation

    By James F. Tracy
    Global Research, February 25, 2018

    Over the past several years certain certain US mass shootings receive round-the-clock coverage yet often possess curious features which are ignored and merely accepted “as reported” by less-than-trustworthy corporate media. Bizarre circumstance and the sometimes inexplicable actions

    also see

    in other Maine Newes……

  81. Wa-llahi! Some of you guys are all fucked-up about this military shit. You gotta imagine a twenty something lieutenant ordering you to do something that will, obviously, get you killed. No, man, all this stuff you glorify is pure bullshit, a Hollywood war movie. Am I lying? Combat vets sound off.

  82. Enter the police-a school under siege from a mad gunman. When they enter they are confronted with numerous individuals brandishing firearms. Do they shoot them all and sort it out later? Policies should be implemented by the local authorities as agreed upon by all the actors.

    1. J don’t know what’s cooking with you, Bill, but, it’s not traumatic shock. I’d like to be able to describe the symptoms of PTSD, but, I’m at an unusual loss for big words. All I know is you run, man, as fast as you can, from whatever is freaking you out. You go to a spot inside yourself, where, you’ll be safe. The problem is, it’s very hard to come back from that place. You’re locked in, until, the threat passes, and, that might be a very long time, maybe, a life time.

      1. The problem with you Khalid is you don’t realize that I am at peace with myself and my family and lifelong friends, and I’m proud to say I have 100 or more lifelong friends.

        Plus,as a former Navy Officer (USPHS-LT-03 and Med-Student) I’ve seen my share of shrinks and they’ve all declared me “Fit for Duty.”

        In other words, Khalid, unlike you, I suspect, I am “cerfitiably sane.”

        Here’s my advice to you: Stop Pretending You’re Hard . . .Lots of men who”ve never been to prison are a lot tougher than most men who have . .

        Think of Army Rangers or Navy Seals or the best fighters in Southie, Savie, Fieldsy, Mattapan, Oak Square, North End, Eastie . . .think of suburban guys from Newton like Joe DiNucci, or from Brookline like Paul Bender or from Lowell like Irish Mickey Ward . .think of all the pro boxers (great athletes, good men) we knew and hung around with growing up and all the golden glove champions from our neighborhoods and all the young men who volunteered for the Army and Marine Corps etc during the height of the Vietnam War and all the good women, nurses, doctors, who followed them into war zones, like Sue Larsen, our friend the flight surgeon or Mary Lou . . .our friend who served Uncle Sam first then spent the rest of her life serving drug addicts in and around L. A. . . . .think of all the hours all those men and women who became surgeons and pediatricians and family physicians in urban and rural areas put into their studies and practices to serve us . . .their fellow human beings . . .

        And Khalid wants to throw stones at them and tear down America . . .and Khalid, who spews hatred of America and Americans, accuses others of having a hole in their hearts/souls

        Lighten up, Khalid . . .See the Light . . .Face the Music . . .you’re on the losing side of history . . .the Commies’ side

          1. Mother Teresa might have been the toughest person ever. I think she was. I disagree with some of her tenets but know that for real toughness few can compare.

          2. The Missionary Position : Mother Teresa In Theory And Practice . – – -Christopher Hitchens’ devastating essay on The Big Mo .

          3. I read Hitchens thoughts on Mother Teresa. He makes a lot of valid points, but she was still one tough old Saint.

          4. She was a Gangsta of Love . There’s no arguin’ with that type of Gangsta . Holy Sister of Mercy !

        1. Wa-llahi! Actually, I wasn’t thinking of you, Bill, or, Abe for that matter. Just musing about PTSD. Its strange on this particular blog, that folks wouldn’t understand about the crotch. Damn peculiar, makes me wonder.

          1. What …. You are following me around like a puppy again , Khalid . First , you have to work at it to interpolate your fretting asides between two comments of mine . Now, the stated recipient of your crotch fixation , Bill C . , turns out not to the recipient at all , nor Abe , just nameless antagonists who don’t get your whole PTSD crotch thesis on the blog . You are confused . Hector your blog whipping boys with your absurd re-gurgitated Marxist rantings and be treated courteously in return . Again , I have searched thee . You are PNG . Let our Latin scholars rally to the acronym challenged . In the meantime due me the favor of not tampering with my remarks on this blog .

          2. Now the stated recipient of your crotch fixation , Bill C . , * turns out not to be the recipient at all … Xcederin Xcederin .

          3. And Khalid , tis ‘ indeed strange that a vaunted college instructor like yourself, who has challenged your favorite butt for your ineffable wisdom , Bill C. , his credentials , his education , his beliefs , his writing style , should err thusly ( and not for the first time , many times ) : ” ITS STRANGE THAT PEOPLE ON THIS BLOG … ”

            Can you see it yet , Perfessor , what grade will you give yourself ?

            Yes , Khalid , it’s damn peculiar . But no wonder , at this stage , at all .

  83. I’ve witnessed shootings; I’ve seen the effect of gunshot wounds, inside and outside hospitals, in hospitals and on the streets, and I would not hesitate to arm myself to the fullest extent the law allows. For deterrence. To protect, life, limb, family, property and to have peace of mind.

    You know the book Cattle Kingdom (2017)? Everyone in the Wild West was armed. The murder rate was the same in the West West as in New York City and other urban areas in the late 19th century.

    Khalid, when President Jefferson met with Native-American chiefs from the Midwest he advised them to seek peace and avoid war with the Americans; Jefferson said, “We are as numerous as the leaves on the trees; and we are all gunmen.”

    The idea is to keep the guns in the hands of the good men and women, and out of the hands of the bad guys and lunatics.

    Guns in the home/school in the right hands (ex-army, ex-police; trained civilians) can be a good thing: a deterrent.

    1. “I’ve witnessed shootings; I’ve seen the effect of gunshot wounds, inside and outside hospitals, in hospitals and on the streets, and I would not hesitate to arm myself to the fullest extent the law allows. For deterrence. To protect, life, limb, family, property and to have peace of mind.”

      Same here plus, I have been shot. In Virginia it is easy to get a carry permit as long as you are not a bad guy. I am in an area where rabid animals are not uncommon so I originally got a carry permit for the off chance my wife and I ran into a rabid beast. We spent a huge amount of time outdoors and four rabid animals have been collected by animal control officers within a mile of our house.

      In the 24 years since moving here, crime has increased enough so that I was more comfortable with a gun than without. I would only use it in self defense of myself or another innocent person being accosted in what I would consider a lethal assault. Not an easy decision, I know, but I’m not going to be that guy that could have but didn’t. It is within my means to protect myself and I am willing to take on that responsibility.

      There are about 350,000 El Salvadorians in this area and 99% of them are good, hard working people. The other 1% not so much. MS13 are active and usually only kill and maim each other, the machete often their weapon of choice. Usually. Plus we have lots of gangs that are big into robbery and those events often end badly for the victims.

      Guns are used properly and misused, but they are here and aren’t going anywhere. To sit back and wish them away is foolish. The protests going on now are justified but must be taken within the context of what is real. We have more guns than people and a lot of folks on both sides are not agreeable to the current demands. Its a problem. Starting with the banning of specific types of guns is plausible but is only the first tiny step. And the gun lobby has to stop pushing the idea that is will lead to the total ban of any firearm. I hear that constantly from my gun loving friends. Its pathetic and impedes the progress on all fronts.

  84. Most folks who have witnessed a shooting, and, seen the effects of gun shot wounds, are in no hurry to go buy a gun. The NRA is so wrong. Now that it’s become a standard bearer for fascism/Trumpism, NRA’s’ dreadful propaganda has become even worse.

  85. Try enforcing existing gun laws before launching new ones

    “Remember a little more than five years ago to protect himself against political backlash, President Obama handed the molten gun-control debate to Vice President Joe Biden to honcho new restrictions through Congress so school shootings would never happen again? Nothing.”

  86. Trump’s next ploy will be to arm all the students. This can be called the “Archie Bunker” solution. When asked how he would handle the hi-jackers last century, Archie said “Simple-arm the passengers. Those guys won’t try anything if they know everybody is packin’.” The vision flashed through my mind of three hundred people firing away in an aluminum tube at thirty thousand feet. I laughed gruesomely. I know I’m kind of sick.

  87. Wa-llahi! How about Manaforte? Is he a Russian agent, or, just, a traitor?

    If it’s door number one, the Russians will try to spirit him away, making it crucial that Mueller present a compelling argument to deny him further bail. If he was merely a corrupt bourgeois, he would have, already, betrayed Glorious Leader. The Kremlin has Manaforte on a very short leash. He could well be their main man in the suborning of the Trump campaign.

    1. Likely just a money launderer/tax evader. The charges are for actions predating the Trump campaign. Maybe the Mueller team is soliciting perjury. One of his attorneys is noted for that. Forget his name at the moment.

  88. The even more despicable thing I am now seeing is people on social media calling the victims of these shootings “Crisis Actors,” and claiming it is all a fake attempt to have the government confiscate all weapons.

  89. “You are not special. You’re not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We’re all part of the same compost heap. We’re all singing, all dancing crap of the world.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

  90. A couple of thoughts: I think the use of AR-15s and their ilk should be confined to the police and the military. Wishful thinking, to be sure, but that’s the direction we should be headed in.

    The idea of arming 6,000 schoolteachers is deeply stupid. “Oops! Miss Hughes accidentally discharged her .357 magnum in kindergarten class.”

    Still waiting for NRA tough guy Wayne LaPierre to put in a personal appearance at one of those showdowns between the heavily armed bad guy and the heavily armed good guy that he keeps blabbering about. This view of events seems to rest on the assumption that the good guy always wins and that the good guy (or the bad guy, or both) never fires wildly killing innocent civilians.

  91. Always got a kick out of Dapper plugging a would be robber , who had a knife , in Amrhein’s parking lot , early nineties . It seems the peerless Dap perceived that he was the aggrieved party , and though the situation was in hand , once the man who would have been Suffolk County Sheriff if not for Reagan’s infidelity pulled his gat , the Dap shot him on principle . Who knew Machine Gun Kelly had an extremely unhappy childhood !

  92. Etymology is a fun pursuit. You find that words have multiple meanings, often in conflict with each other, hence the seeming disparities. It is the basis of much humor with variations of double entendres. The differing roots are usually not related. Indeed they can be spread on the basis of discordant imagery. Thus, attempts to equate them are opportunistic and silly.

    An example of this would be attaching the late 20th century sense of snowflake derived from mocking people who touted every individual as being special with a mid 19th century way of describing one issue abolitionists. This done by those who think that the race card is the Democrat’s last best argument. The two usages are not connected. Gun rights are not a race issue. Nice try though.

    “…Policemen who are required to carry because of their job and the loose gun laws that often put them up against guns…” Get real. That is a howler. Should policemen in Chicago go unarmed because strict gun laws there render them unneeded? Not many gun crimes are committed legal guns. Nor are many committed by long guns. Hence, the emphasis on rifles by gun control freaks. High crime areas have the most onerous gun laws, laws that are useless and often unenforced.

    “Loose gun laws” could better be described as Liberty under the Constitution.

    Aside, in addressing the sorrowful events in Florida you might mention teachers, leftist ones like a Sarah Lerner at the school in question. She is using confidential school records to obtain student cell phone numbers and to contact them in order to pressure them into attending political rallies of her liking. This contravenes the code of conduct for teachers.

    Is it child abuse to to abuse private government records? Is it child abuse to coerce students into being props or posters? The actions of an authority figure such as a high school teacher always have a strong element of coercion in them. Sarah Lerner should be fired and barred for life from teaching.

    If there is one lesson that will once again be drawn from the school massacre it is that no one will be held responsible. Not the school counselors, not the school administrators, not the professionals who drugged up a kid with brain altering chemicals, not a pharmaceutical company that peddles nostrums, not the local police and most certainly not a single sacrosanct FBI employee. After all a clear path to a secured pension for all is far more important than the lives of 17 children. Ask any Democrat politician.

    1. “Is it child abuse to to abuse private government records? Is it child abuse to coerce students into being props or posters? The actions of an authority figure such as a high school teacher always have a strong element of coercion in them. Sarah Lerner should be fired and barred for life from teaching.”

      I can’t answer your questions, but I can positively say that murdering a child while that child is attending public school IS child abuse. Putting a slug in a child’s brain is coercion. I’d give Sarah Lerner an A+ for effort.

      1. It is not coercion, it is murder.

        Did your mother ever mention that two wrongs don’t make a right? Criminals should not be given an A+ for effort. In this case the perp [a pussymarcher, btw] should be given a pink slip. Would you give the same pass for a teacher who is promoting the Second Amendment? Rules should be applied to fanatics as well as to the law-biding.

    2. Tad: Chicago has always had tough gun laws. The problem is with Indiana, a state with almost no gun sale restrictions. If the Hoosier State gun stores were shut down, Chicago could get some relief from the blood-letting. Tad, didn’t we discuss this before? I grew up in Chicago. Everyone in the city knows where the guns come from.

  93. Bill, I can tell from what you’ve written that you haven’t been in many life risking altercations. My friend Richard Moe Morris, !st Cav VN veteran of forty chopper assaults, says:

    “Fighting is something you do with a gun, preferably, an automatic weapon. All the rest is just sports.”

    1. Khalid, I can tell you that you are dead wrong. I don’t want to scare you or Matt’s readers with my real life eyewitness first hand experiences, nor show you my battle scars, broken, cracked bones. Did you mean was I ever in combat in Vietnam? No, I was not. Did you mean did I ever have guns held on me with mean intent or been in the presence of gunfire, the answer is yes, on multiple occassions. Knives held on me? multiple occassions; fistfights on the streets, in the combat zone, in clubs, barrooms, about 100 times. I ask my lifelong friend Tom Tucker, a Vietnam Combat Veteran, “Tommy, were we in 100 fist fights (fists, feet, bats, bottles, aerials, etc) between the ages of 16 and 23?” Tommy thought for a while, then said, “More money.”
      As we got into our mid to late 20s and early 30s, the confrontations got more serious.

      But you know, Khalid, from what I write, that I was never in a life-threatening situation. Dream on! Let’s party . .let’s rock & roll . . .talk to some kids from Southie and Dorchester from the 1960s-1970s who frequented the Intermssion Lounge or Bulldogs or the Teddy Bear Lounge or the Town & Country in Mattapan or what’s that place in Marshield, or those places in Stoughton, or those bars along Dot ave and East-West Broadway or L-Street or M-Street or better yet have a new beers in Oak Square or dance at the Metropolitan across from St. E’s inBrighton or at Beaconsfield in Brookline . . .they had nice dances . . .and the Brighton boys put some Dot boys in the E.R. after a scrimmage in a back alley with two teams of scrappers . .

      Ore here;s an invite:Go back to the ’60s and ’70s and visit the North End pool or let’s of bars and be some kids from Dot, or visit St. Pat’s Parade on St. Pat’s Day and have your head inflated ( I said your head not your ego) to twice its side by the Southie KIds who didn’t take to Dot kids acting up on Saint Patty’s Holy Day

      Oh, and I haven’t even mentioned any of the gangsters or gunmen . . .I’m just talking aobut the regular kids from the neighborhoods . .

      Of course, no one died or was in a life-threatening situation growing up in Dorchester, South Boston or who hung out some nights in the Combat Zone . . .not a soul . . .

        1. Right on . . .Rexicana . . .oh the pretty girls from all overBoston South Shore and the slow dances . . .and the brawls . . .outside a legendary clash on a dirt road . . a set row between Milton’s Musclemen’s best, Jackie O, and Savie’s best Rima, a.k.a., “Big John.” . . .who won never mattered . . .the fact they voluntarily dueled in bloody good form with six Savie guys and ten Milton guys as eyewitnesses . . .scrappers each and everyone . . .is all that matters . . those boys had balls . . .and we all had fun . . .mano a mano . . .mano di pietro (hands of stone) . . .of course my Spanish is wrong . . .we were young men at 16,17….most highschool football, wrestling, boxing, weights, and not a few doing judo and mma-type training . . in gyms, in cellars, in back yards, on Sagamore and Saxton Streets and Columbia Road and Blue Hill Ave and Dot Ave . . .what fond memories…..THE REXACANA . . . .”SHE WORE BLUE VELVET . . .

          1. You bring back good memories of scraps on Foster Road . That is the dirt road . That was Tom Clancy’s Rexicana Ballroom , and on Saturday nights, by the time the drummer was beating the tattoo to WIPEOUT , you knew that something was going to be going off .

        1. I have a groin’ feeling that I must wrangle a stray nitwit . # boilerplate nitwit nonsense .

  94. Good questions.

    I remember tough kids from my neighborhood, unarmed, who disarmed armed wise guys and gave them beatings, with their fists, of a lifetime, not to be forgotten. Good lessons: don’t pull guns and knives on tough kids with fast hands.

    I remember another very tough young friend who told a gunman to stick that gun up his . . .and the gunman backed down

    I know another guy, a tough young man who saw a man holding up a friend in a gym with a big black handgun, and the tough young man, who just stepped out of the showers and was ballicky naked, aimed his bare index finger at the gunman and started shouting “pow, pow, pow” and started laughing and the gunman, no coward he either, saw several unarmed young men gathering and wisely decided to back out of the gym.

    So, yes, many very tough young men never carried guns. But some did and some today still do, legally, with permits, retired police, former U. S. Marines, for protection of themselves, families, property and I’m glad they do and I’m glad a lot of the good guys are walking the streets of Boston with handguns on them.

    One final story: In all the newspapers: @1970 1968: two young men armed with a rifle/shotgun and pistols enter a tavern in Fields Corner; “Give us all your money” they shout. There are 8 customers in the bar that morning . . .4 pull pistols and shoot the two armed robbers dead on the spot . . .no charges filed against the 4 . . .I heard through the grapevine that only 3 of 4 had a concealed carry permit, but, under the circumstances, Boston’s Finest let the fourth slide.

    Yes. As a conservative, I’m in favor of the 2nd Amendment and in favor of better/stronger gun control laws.

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