Monthly Archives: July 2009
“we’re talkin bout torture, and anybody with a soul knows that”
If you like it, post it on your blog, or pass it around in an email. Holder must hold BushCo accountable.
Download this song for free at thatguitarman.
A CalTrans sign on a freeway in my wonderful, but flat-fucking-broke state of California:
I would find it funny every time..and I bet Randal would too. 😉
There are a bunch of lousy photos I took, I only brought one lens and it was the wrong one, here, on my Flickr page. Nothing good but I do love OB (Ocean Beach, CA) and specifically Newport Ave in OB. I also included a photo of my former boss Yuri, she owns the Sushi shop I worked at for years.
I also took some shots of the west coast’s oldest working wooden roller coaster, the Giant Dipper in Mission Beach. I love that roller coaster and miss being able to ride it..the three blown discs prevent me from enjoying it now..damn it.
Lots of good bars in OB and I have spent many a night in all of them. 😉 But, not this trip..the sista doesn’t cotton to OB..bitch is a yuppie ya know.
The first bar of note is Pacific Shores..aka Pac Shores. Home to old folks during the day..young hipsters at night.
Next is The Sunshine Company, which has a huge palm growing through the middle of the second bar..its fucking huge!!!!
oh, and whilst in Sandy Eggo, I cut off all my long curly locks..I now look like Nurse Jackie, if you are familiar with that show on Showtime. 😉 It’s too fucking hot to wear my hair 24/7 in a ponytail for six straight months..I seem to be going bald at the temple’s with the weight of all that long hair..that is now just a memory.
Hey..it grows back..right?
I will readily admit I stole the title from Tweety on Hardball this afternoon. The Big O and his new bud’s The Professor and the lying sack of batshit Officer Crowley will be sitting down to a couple of brewski’s this afternoon.
Crowley is such a liar and for that..I have nothing but contempt for him. The 911 call and the radio transmissions(transcripts at the link) bears out everything that The Professor said and nothing that Crowley said or put into his report.
If The Big O wants to spend his afternoon with an intelligent African-American Professor and a lying sack of shit white cop..it’s up to him..but personally I couldn’t stomach Crowley for even five-fucking-minutes. From The American Prospect:
The problem is that the police report written by Sgt. James Crowley states that “[Whalen] observed what appeared to be to black males with backpacks on the porch of Ware Street.” Except Whalen said no such thing. Furthermore, the tapes are notable for what they don’t contain–any audio that indicates Gates was shouting as Crowley claimed in his police report. The tapes do contain audio of Crowley saying Gates was being uncooperative and asking for more backup, reportedly saying “keep the cars coming.”
Here’s the thing: This is the second discrepancy from the police report, the first being that Gates claims he showed Crowley his Harvard ID and his driver’s license, while the report says that he only showed his Harvard ID. The reason I find this odd is that Crowley seems to have believed it was Gates’ residence–but how could he be sure if he hadn’t seen Gates’ Driver’s License as he claims? Now, we also know that the claim that it was Whalen who identified Gates and his driver by their race was completely false. The Cambridge Police’s explanation, that the report merely represents “a summary” of what happened seems inadequate–how useful could a factually inaccurate summary really be? And what–if anything else–is inaccurate but is asserted as fact in the police report?
Crowley is a racist and tried to cover his ass, plain and simple.
This guy taught classes on how to avoid racial profiling? WTF does that say about the Cambridge Police Department?
Nothing good folks..nothing good.
I took a bunch of photos today of Ocean Beach CA…my home for many years. They are uploading to Flickr at the pace of a fucking snail right now.
I will post them tomorrow with commentary. I love and miss OB..as an Obecian (O-Bee-shun), it will always be my home town.
Did anyone miss me? I missed all of you freaks, believe me! 😉