Monday, February 29, 2016
Until today, I had never heard of "Spotlight," it sounds really good, I'm gonna see it soon. In Catholicism, there is no greater-sin than a man queering-up a little boy, it's as big a Mortal Sin as murdering somebody. A Priest doing this is beyond Redemption. I don't get-it, it seems as though these people would be buggered by Priests and keep this to themselves, why would they? I went to a Catholic Grade School (St. Sebastian's), and for sure, never heard of such a thing, but, had some Priest said or done something untoward, I would have told my parents immediately, and thunder would roll, I don't mean the next day
I still have a big, black, bruise from having that small-amount of blood taken 6 days ago, dumb bastards. Today's is a rare-date, on "Howdy Doody" there was a story about a girl who was all-upset because she only had a birthday every 4 years. When "Howdy Doody" was cancelled I was all-upset, on the last episode, ClaraBelle the Clown spoke for the 1st time. Frequently in the "Peanut Gallery" was Sigourney Weaver, whose father was President of NBC. They had Amanda Knox' saga on CNN recently, she got a 5 mil advance for her book but not nearly worth for what she had to endure and for so long, no amount would be. Their ongoing Kangaroo Court sure doesn't make Italy look good. I could see them not yet being finished with her, as addled as they are. God, was she fine. "Binion's Horseshoe" was the epitome of Old Las Vegas, known for taking any bet, they had a million dollars on display. The Horseshoe was also known for taking-care of its own trouble. A long-time Security Guard told me that on 2 occasions he had slammed a steel-door on a Card Cheat's hand, if you wouldn't do this, you couldn't work there. Everybody called Benny Binion, "Benny," I asked him if he called Benny's wife, "Teddy Jane" ...I called her Mrs. Binion...
Harrison Dillard was on the U.S. Olympic Team that competed in London in 1948. There, Harrison won the 100 meter-dash and also was on the winning U.S. 4x100 meter-relay team. In 1952, Harrison was also on the U.S. Olympic Team that competed in Helsinki, and there he won the 110 meter-hurdles, and again was on the winning U.S. 4x100 meter-relay team, for a total of 4 Olympic Gold Medals, the only man to win an Olympic Gold Medal in both running and hurdling. Harrison is still with us and will be "93" in July. Both he and Jesse Owens are grads of Cleveland East Tech High School, the Scarabs (the sacred beetle associated with Creator God, Atum, actually a dung-beetle, I've brought back from Egypt real-nice alabaster Scarabs with their names etched on them). Jesse might not have liked the segregated-America that he lived-in, but during the ticker-tape Parade in Manhattan held in his honor, someone rushed-up and shoved a paper-bag in Jesse's hands, inside was 10,000 dollars in cash, a fortune in 1936, Jesse wisely kept this occurrence to himself, we can assume that Jesse liked-that. One of Jesse's daughters was Ohio State's Homecoming Queen. "Race" was quite a good-movie, saw it yesterday at the Palms. This is my 1000th Blog
Thursday, February 25, 2016
The Veterans Administration is a fraudulent organization full of corruption. The last I heard, its budget was 150 bil, tho I'm sure it's more now, and all that money is to be spent in one year. Most of the VA employees belong to unions, and once hired it's very-hard to get rid of somebody should they prove incompetent, once you're in you're sort of like, here to stay. And not just the job-stability, but the pay and benefits are far-more than anything these VA employees could obtain in the private-sector. And in the awarding of contracts, there's a vast--amount of putrid-dealings, such that the VA Hospital in N. Las Vegas, the VA's only new hospital over the past 24 years, by consensus could have been done for 300 Mil instead of the billion spent, unscrupulous-contractors and bought-off government-agents became wealthy on that Sick Place, which once-completed was deemed inadequate in many-ways. If done honestly and well, the VA could be run on half of what it's getting, with far better-treatment for its Clients. It's the Vets and Taxpayers who are losing-out
I just got-back from routine check-ups at the VA Hospital in LaJolla, I also had a lipoma cut-out of my lower-back, I spent an hour yesterday with my face stuck-in a pillow. They had it in liquid to be sent to Pathology to see if there was anything irregular about-it, it was about half the size of a small apple, I've had much bigger. That VA Hospital is super-unsanitary, they allow people to bring-in their dogs, tho they have a rule against it, some of the little-dogs have a SERVICE DOG blanket on them. The dogs sit in chairs. I won't eat in that cafeteria as I've gotten really-sick twice in the few times I've eaten there over the past 2 years, and I've got a cast-iron stomach, there is the only place this occurs. I have my blood and urine taken so that my Primary Care doctor can see the results the next day, and 3 out of the past 4 times the Phlebotomist took my blood incompetently. It's very simple, there's a little-stick and the tube quickly fills-up, but the way 3 different Phlebotomists have done it recently, they stick the needle way-in and take-forever filling-up the tube, and it hurts like heck and leaves a big black mark. I've written VA Headquarters twice concerning this, with no reply and no change of this incompetent procedure. I've donated blood 53 times over the past many years and I know "needling into a vein" very well, and they take a pint. When I donate blood it hurts much-less than the way the VA has been doing-this, and leaves no black-mark. All the Vets at that VA Hospital in LaJolla are being done this way. Interestingly, the 3 Phlebotomists who incompetently and cruelly took my blood are Orientals, the White Girl did it right
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Lynn Smith doesn't seem to be on CNN, anymore, due to mental-anguish over her and the others ignoble-treatment of Ed. Over the many years I've given a lot of women, mental-problems (I feel so guilty because I know I'm not doing the right-thing, but the knowledge of Ed's ability must be secreted from the Public (?) )
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Last Friday, Las Vegas Metro (police) ended a 12-hour barricade stand-off, by sending in "Nicky" of their K-9 Unit, who cornered the suspect. The suspect then slashed Nicky with a machete, inflicting deep-wounds to Nicky's face and head, with Nicky fighting-back and biting the suspect several times, it was Nicky who came-out on-top. Both the suspect and Nicky went to the hospital, with Nicky undergoing 2 hours of surgery. Nicky's handler, Sgt. Eric Kerns said ...His wounds were pretty severe... but that ...He's strong, he's pretty resilient... and that Nicky is expected to make a full-recovery and return to duty in 3 weeks. The suspect is expected to go-off for a long-time for his attack on Nicky and other related-crimes, there his proclivity for dog-slashing, moot. Nicky is a Belgian Malinois, it's an old stat, but the last I heard, one would cost 3 thou (they're often used for drug-detection, as the Courts long-ago ruled that a suddenly-sitting Belgian Malinois was ample-reason for a legal-search, they can detect a reefer underneath 2 tons of iced-watermelons). We all wish brave Officer Nicky a wonderful life
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Gus Johnson (b. Akron, O. Dec. 13, 1938, d. Akron, O. April 29, 1987) is considered to be one of the finest talents ever to play in the NBA. Born into poverty in central Akron, at maturity, Gus was 6'6" and 235 lbs. and was one of the greatest leapers ever. As a senior, in the State Tourney in 1957, Gus led a powerful Akron Central team, which also featured Nate Thurmond, only making it to the Final 16, as they ran into Jerry Lucas at Middletown. I knew a guy who ran the Rec Center where Gus often played, and he said they couldn't keep a young Colored Gal as receptionist, as either Gus or his friend would ... Well, we all have our faults. After high school, Gus enrolled at Akron U. but soon dropped-out, and basically drifted for a few years, eventually winding-up in Idaho, of all places, where there were no Black People, but where he was warmly-accepted. Gus starred at Boise State, then a JC, in the'61-'62 season, and then moved on to Moscow, Idaho, starring-on their '62-'63 team. It was at the "Corner Tavern" in Moscow, that Gus leapt, touching a beam, into which a spike was pounded, setting a mark that stood for 23 years (and really only equalled, as Gus' was surpassed by only a half-inch). The 10th player taken in the 1963 NBA Draft, Gus was an extremely rare combination of size, quickness, and strength, for 9 seasons with the Baltimore Bullets, averaging 17.1 points and 12.7 rebounds a game, with great defensive prowess, a lot of you old-guys remember the Bullets' Captain's battles with the Knicks Dave DeBusschere. On the cover of the Dec. 21, 1964 issue of S.I. is a smiling Gus showing the Gold Star he had drilled into a front-tooth. Upon retirement, Gus returned to Akron, where he was well-employed, but eventually becoming afflicted with inoperable brain-cancer, dying on April 29, 1987 at only "48." Rod Thorn, Gus' friend and former team-mate on the Bullets, was the NBA's "Director of Basketball Operations" from 1986 to 2000, and one of Rod's task was meeting-out discipline, and recollected (fiery like so many Akron-People) ...We were playing the Pistons, and Gus punched their Coach, and then ran-up into the stands and punched their General Manager...If Gus were around-today, I think he'd be in here quite a bit...
On "Colombo" this morning, there was this big institute for the study of mental telepathy, and this guy who was the director was telling Peter Falk what a great boon mental-telepathy was to Humanity. Well, I'm the best at mental-telepathy since the dawn of mankind, and most of you make more money than me, and what have you accomplished--Nothing. In this decadent-society, Nothingness is exalted
Mike Riley got back from a week in Alaska (he's the one who sold me my beautiful 6-cylinder Avalon), and said it was fabulous. He wanted to see the Aurora Borealis, and flew into Fairbanks, as early Feb. was the best time for it. He would have considered seeing it twice as good success, but he saw it thrice, so this was high-success. He saw it twice 25 miles north of Fairbanks, and then he saw it at the Arctic Circle, and there it had a lot of red in it, it's the dancing Northern Lights. And one day, he went with a couple of people he met, 60 miles north of Fairbanks, to this thermal-pool and soaked all day, and there's this ice-lodge there, which he said was really too cold for his tastes, and probably mine also, as it was 17-below at the Arctic Circle and he tolerated that well. Some of you women are thinking, Mike has a lot of nerve not taking me with him
There's a cheap-gas chain in Las Vegas called "Fills." I'm not goin' to Brazil, belatedly they revealed that Americans don't need a visa only beginning in June, and that's too late. Brazil is a Banana Republic, they only got the Olympics 'cause nobody else wanted it. Not going there due to Zika is stupid, who's pregnant? The "Real" has fallen 70% to the Dollar over the past year, impoverished to begin with, the many thieves will be tearing the tourists to pieces. I'm going to the 2 days of the Olympic Trials in Women's Gymnastics in San Jose, this July, I'll be there and the Coaches and Competitors will be glad for the energy I'll bring. I glanced at the P&G this past August and a couple of those little gals were really fine, I'm sure I'll get some interest from some of the Gymnasts, it's happened before, things look great for us all. I used to have a good friend who was a San Diego Cop and he once told me that earlier that day, some guy was shot during the commission of a crime, and that he was one of the Police who arrived at the scene. Drew said that he wanted to get information from this culprit, so he told him that he was going to die (he said he didn't really think that he would), and that this guy got all scared and 'fessed-up, giving Drew the information that he wanted. Hey, he did die
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell just died at "85." One of only 12 who walked on the moon, one of Edgar's passions was mental telepathy, and while on the Apollo 14 Mission, he was attempting this while traversing outer-space. I'm other than a secret, Edgar should have gotten hold of me. You ingrates are benefiting from this wonderful telepathy of mine, and how much of this do you deserve? If one of you touched-me I'd become nauseous, the very idea, ehhh. Osama bin Laden knew when that first of the twin towers was hit that he was a dead-man, that it took 10 years to do this illustrated the U.S. government's incompetence, that was a good movie. Bernard Hopkins says that he's retired at "51." As Bernard has led an exemplary-life since he got-out of prison at "23," shouldn't we, the people of the U.S., be asking the President to pardon Bernard's 6 felony convictions? Johnny Manziel is going to wind-up in prison, and there his illness will go untreated, as Johnny was a recent American hero, winning the Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M, what can we think-of for an alternative? Ed often likes the bad-boys. Blacks are always complaining, we need this, we want that, they've been free and citizens for 150 years, they should think about pulling themselves together. Blacks are only 13% of the U.S. population but commit half of the murders, achieving greatly beyond their numbers, and most of those they murder are other Blacks
This year's SuperBowl was a heck of a good game, I had nothing on it unlike last year, so I could relax and enjoy it. I'm happy for Peyton Manning, he can go-out on a high-note, I read the game was dull, certainly not, as the Panthers battled so hard throughout, that I could have seen them breaking a couple of scores late. Last year, I saw it at Scott's house, his parents retired from San Diego, and live there, and his Mom prepared a tasty repast. Scott accused me of taking more than my share of the meat, well, what if I did, as the guest shouldn't I be getting the lion's share? See my Blog for Feb. 1, 2009. 10 minutes ago, a guy, knowing I went to Ohio State, told me that Randy Hart announced his retirement as an asst. football coach at Stanford. I told Ollie that I had known Randy Hart at OSU, a big, friendly, upbeat guy, Randy was a college football coach for 46 years, no great player for the Buckeyes, Randy had great success coaching at Ohio State, Notre Dame, Stanford, and elsewhere. Randy's girlfriend was cute, petite, she reminded me of an elf, I'll bet he married her. I wish Coach Hart a happy retirement. Rocky Bleier was signing autographs at The Orleans and Gold Coast, a good-player for the Steelers when they won 4 SuperBowls, Rocky had been Notre Dame's captain, played a year for the Steelers in 1968, but was then drafted into the Army. In Vietnam, on August 20, 1969, Rocky's unit came under fire, and Rocky was wounded by a bullet, and a grenade tore-away part of his right-foot. Rocky was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Very few NFL players ever went to Vietnam, and the Steelers worked-with Rocky to restore him to playing-shape, and after 2 years he again made the team, and became a valuable-player enhancing their great-success. Almost "70," we're glad to see that Rocky is doing so well.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
I'm at the Flamingo Library in Las Vegas. Some of the library employees seem to have mental and/or drug-problems, but this doesn't prevent them from performing their tasks, as those, like themselves, are simple. When Larry Bird played for the Boston Celtics, he said that he received so many death-threats that ...I just forgot about 'em...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A recent warden at SuperMax in Florence, Colorado, described it as ...a clean version of hell..., it's a 7 by 12 foot cell that you're in for 23 hours a day, and the inmates don't even have the Internet, why not, everybody else does. I didn't know that Kirsten Stewart, who was in the movie about the interaction of the female-guard at Gitmo, was the Vampire Chick. She's pretty cute, I think she'd like me, so write. I see that Chef Edwards Barbecue in Oakland is closed, so I guess Chef Edwards retired, the Piggly Wiggly was to die for, I was in there twice in one day, Chef Edwards was a very nice-man, why, he even praised my ability to eat. I see that Edward Snowden is a strong-candidate for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, and I sure hope he gets it. I was on a plane going from Miami to Lima, Peru, and was sitting next to an older-man who was going there with his friend. He said that he was from Dallas and that his family had known the Barrows and Parkers quite-well, Dallas wasn't so big back then. He said that he hadn't finished high school, but had made a lot of money selling houses, he said that he had gone to real-estate seminars to get the knowledge that he needed ...I didn't want their worthless land... And that he'd offer "raw" houses to low-income people for a reduced price ...How would you like to have it as it is...! He'd come-across as the same as them, tho more intelligent. There's some people who I just have known for a few hours, and I'll think of them from time to time, every so often, forever. The Americans never would have used the A-Bomb on the Germans, as they were White, and they also only used flamethrowers, a horrible-weapon where you would burn a bunch of people alive, only on the Japanese, and not the Germans. Tomorrow's headline, Blacks Demand That A-Bombs and Flamethrowers Be Used Against Whites
Larry Bird (Larry Joe Bird, b. Dec. 7, 1956 in West Baden, Indiana) was raised in abject poverty in a ramshackle dump of a house by an alcoholic often-unemployed father who blew his brains out when Larry was "18." Recruited to play basketball by Bobby Knight at Indiana U., Larry was overwhelmed by the upscale atmosphere and soon left, to return home and work as a garbageman (...I loved it...), nothing you'd catch you people doing, and what have you accomplished in your lives? Eventually, he went to Indiana State in Terre Haute (Larry later had a big hotel in front of the campus with a large dining-room with his trophies and awards displayed, and a large bar, the "Bird's Nest," I've been there). Larry led Indiana State to the NCAA Finals in 1979 where they fell to Magic Johnson and Michigan State, the most widely watched NCAA Final ever. During Larry Bird's 13-year career with the Boston Celtics, the Celtics won 3 NBA Championships and Larry was named the NBA's MVP 3 times. After his playing career ended, Larry was Coach and then President of the Indiana Pacers, and is the only person to be named MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year for the NBA. A well-proven basketball-genius, Larry, while at Indiana State, stated ...I ain't no genius at school... you people would never make such a self-effacing assessment, as you're immodest. A professor of mine said ...Isn't it surprising how often ignorance takes a pride in itself...