Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top Ten Blog Posts Of 2012

Yes, once again it is that time of year to do what Americans love to do: create and read top ten (or whatever) lists! For Random Thoughts Of A Random Guy From A Random Place Up In The Sky, 2012 was an outstanding year in the number of readers over the year previous, and I would think, also with the quality of the blog posts I wrote. But, not only do I digress, I boast.
(photo by Tammy Harrel-Fraley)

Here are the Top 10 blog posts of 2012 based on the number of reads per post and it is also my first full year of blogging. This list, of course, is not the same as a list of posts that I think were pretty damn fine (and didn't get too many readers), so I will include those afterward as "honorable mentions". Also note that not all of the Top 10 were written in 2012.

1. "The JFK Conspiracy: The Proof Is In The Warren Report"
This post was number one week after week for most of the first part of the year, having originally been published in November, 2011. It is also a favorite of mine, being a part of the narrative that is infrequently (if ever) brought up.

2. "The Beatles - 'John Is In Fact The Leader Of The Group'"
The surprise big hit of latter 2012, this post was part of a three part examination of John Lennon's songwriting within The Beatles. Part Three also appears on this list, but for whatever strange reasons, Part Two didn't come close in terms of readership.

3. "John Lennon - A Conspiracy Of Silence"
This post was the complete script for the documentary, which due to time constraints had to be under fifteen minutes.

4. "Attention Whores - What?"
This is the first of two blog posts which enjoyed a surge of readership within the last two months of the year. This one is especially curious as it had basically laid dormant for most of the year. Why? Who the holy internet knows. The presidential election, the news of another shooting? I dunno.

5. "Mitt Romney Eats Orphaned Children For Breakfast; Among Other Things"
Here is the second surging blog. This was actually one of my favorite satires written all year. Man, that was a bad and spendy election!
(photo by Tammy Harrel-Fraley)

6."JFK Assassination - The Correct Conclusion Regarding William Greer"
There was a surprising amount of comments against the conclusions in this blog post. I was trying to refute the notion that JFK's driver killed him, but, the idea, after all these years, is pretty strong in some people.

7. "Obama: Extra-Judicial Mass Murderer"
Here is another post from late 2011 that still had staying power this past year. That heartens me a bit, as the case of the minor boy assassinated is finally making some inroads in the MSM.

8. "Walter Cronkite Was The Source Of The Core JFK Conspiracies"
This post was something I ran across simply by watching the first hour or so of CBS-TV's news coverage of the assassination on November 22nd, 1963. It was simply astounding!

9. "New York City Police Kill Gunman AND Wound 9 Bystanders"
Here was a true breaking news story post. It could have been much worse - "kill gunman and nine bystanders". A true WTF kinda moment.

10. "Part 3 - The Beatles - 'John Was In Fact The Leader Of The Group'"
Part three of this post squeaks in at number ten.

Author's Honorable Mentions

Here are some honorable mentions (well, three) that I was quite fond of but didn't get nearly enough reads to even appear on a top twenty list.

"Handcuffed Suspect In Back Of Police Car Shoots Self - AGAIN!?!"
Ah yes. This post was a fool me twice moment.

"Blacks SHOULD Be Outraged Over Trayvon Martin Killing"
This post was my favorite of the year and, yes, I'm still outraged about the whole thing.

"WAKE UP!!! Facebook Censorship !!!"
I didn't think that in 2012, something like this post explains, would cause me to lose access to good old Facebook for three days. But it did and I was. So, Happy New Year and New World Order!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Dead Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Interviewed By Local Paper About Shooting

A most disturbing find.

In its first article about the shooting at Sandy Hook School on December 14th, 2012, the local paper, The Newtown Bee, included an interview with the school principal, Dawn Hochsprung. The problem is that Dawn Hochsprung was reported as shot to death during the attack! How was the newspaper able to interview someone who was supposed to be dead? The original article is here, and in case it gets scrubbed, it is reprinted below in full with the relevant passage in bold. (UPDATE: the article was scrubbed this morning 12/17/12, but some of the paragraphs are now contained in article under the headline: "Gunman Opens Fire At Sandy Hook Schools; Fatality Reported") Following the reproduced article below is a screen capture.

State and Newtown police, ambulance, and emergency response personnel responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shortly after 9:30 am, Friday, following reports of a shooting. One child was carried from the school by a police officer, apparently seriously wounded. Other injuries are reported, and emergency personnel have set up triage facilities. Three victims were transported to Danbury Hospital by ambulance. The other children in the school exited school under state police protection.
Police are in the process of setting up a staging area for parents coming to the scene that is away from the school, possibly at Fairfield Hills, to alleviate the traffic congestion in the immediate area.
Sandy Hook School Principal Dawn Hochsprung told The Bee that a masked man entered the school with a rifle and started shooting multiple shows [sic] – more than she could count – that went "on and on."All of Newtown's schools are in lockdown, and the private schools have in town have been notified of an alleged shooting being reported at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson said the schools were placed on lockdown the morning of Friday, December 14, "until we hear what is going on there."
Dr Robinson said it is best if parents do not try to call the district at this time, and the school district will release a message once further information is known.
The situation is evolving.

(Photo source: KDVR)

In another article on the newspaper's website under the headline, "Stories Of Heroism Emerging From School Shooting Tragedy", is what has become the official narrative of her death.

"But none were more tragic than the accounts of Principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was emerging from a meeting and apparently saw the gunman and warned several colleagues who were about to step into the hallway behind her, and into the shooter's direct line of fire. The last thing one witness recalled was her turning back and yelling a warning to lock the door as she apparently confronted the gunman. A few moments later she was shot."

This disturbing find is completely irreconcilable with the official narrative of the shooting spree. According to the newspaper, the reporter interviewed the Principal in person. Also, Ms. Hochsprung's statement to the newspaper included many specifics of the shooting and she was quoted as saying the shooting went "on and on". How is this even possible? She's suppose to be dead! And after appearing on the newspaper's website for 3 days, the article has now been scrubbed!

Unfortunately, this shooting event isn't only about opening a dialogue on gun control. Something is just not right here.

If you go to the newspaper's link (see above), there is now an article entitled: "Retraction & Apology". This raises more questions. Who was the woman that identified herself to the reporter as the Principal? How did she know so many details? Why isn't this woman being investigated? And, of all the people for this woman to impersonate, why would it be the Principal, who had not yet been identified as being shot? What else would one expect the newspaper to say?

Here is another post about too many gunmen at Sandy Hook.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Handcuffed Suspect In Back Of Police Car Shoots Self - AGAIN!?!


Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Well, here we are again - another suspect has shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a police car. Today in Houston, Texas, a teenager, handcuffed and in the back of police car managed to produce a mystery gun and shoot himself. The teenager had been searched before being placed in the back seat of the police car. Does this sound familiar? Well, it should because it is at least the fourth such incident in the last five months!

(The back seat of a police car - the perfect place to attempt suicide)

On July 29th, 2012, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, 21 year old Chavis Carter, after being searched twice, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car, managed to produce a gun and shoot himself in the head. The case received fairly wide Mainstream Media (MSM) coverage, but then slowly faded away.

Then, on August 8th, 2012, in Anderson, Indiana, a 17 year old male suspect, who had been searched, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car, somehow committed suicide by strangling himself with the seat belt! Yes, you read that correctly. Police said the teenager managed to get his cuffs from behind himself and then used the seat belt to hang himself!

But wait! There's more!

Also, on August 8th, 2012, in Mobile, Alabama, a 51 year old male suspect, (pardon my repetition) who had been searched, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car, managed to produce a gun and shot himself, but survived!

In all these cases (and in today's I'm sure), each police department promised to review their arrest procedures. Really, what? Police have been arresting people, searching them and handcuffing them for, say, over 100 years! Suddenly, there is a rash of police officers who can perform (sometimes twice) a search without a finding a loaded gun! Makes perfect bloody sense to me!

Not content with having suspects commit "suicide" in the back of their patrol cars, police have added a new wrinkle. Here is the story of a suspect who was handcuffed in the back of boat after Water Patrol had arrested him for suspected boating while intoxicated. While heading for shore, police claim the suspect stood up and either fell or jumped into the water. But wait! There's more! His life jacket fell off as he hit the water.

Back in March of 2014, Victor White II, aged 22, was shot to death while handcuffed in the back of police car. You guessed it! He produced another one of those dang 'hidden guns' that police across the country seem to have the hardest time finding. The cop's idiotic account claims that White III was uncooperative when they were getting him out of the patrol car and produced a gun whereupon he shot himself in the back and later died.

The new wrinkle in this case is that the autopsy report has leaked out. It of course, contradicts the police description of what happened, including the fact that White III was not shot in the back, but in the chest! Remember he was handcuffed with his hands behind him. Also of note is the startling finding that his death was a suicide as opposed to an 'accident'. Read all about it here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Is Newly Released Photo Of George Zimmerman Faked?

It's a tale of two noses folks!
One of these photos cannot be an accurate representation of George Zimmerman's nose the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin (see my blog post here).

The newly released photo taken by Sanford Police the night of the crime shows Zimmerman with a bloody nose and/or lip and obvious swelling on the right side of his nose. However, a photo also taken by the Sanford Police at the police station later, shows no swollen nose and all that icky blood gone. Certainly the blood could have been cleaned off but swollen, so-called broken noses do not magically lose the swelling in less than 45 minutes. One of these photos cannot be a true representation.

(This photo taken at the scene of the shooting shows obvious swelling on the right side of Zimmerman's nose. Source: Sanford Police Department)

(This photo was taken at the police station less than 45 minutes later. The swelling has miraculously disappeared! Source: Sanford Police Department)

So, I tend to believe that the second photo taken at the police station is the accurate one. There is no way a broken nose's swelling could have disappeared in less than 45 minutes. The truth is out there - right in front of your nose!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


If you are on Facebook, I'm sure you have seen the increasing political rancor as the so-called election for president draws near. It basically boils down to "your candidate is a lying scumbag, whilst my candidate would never lie or be a scumbag at all"! Disingenuous to be sure. Well, I just couldn't take it anymore and decided not to comment on Facebook again until after you cast your corporate vote for the one or the other corporate candidate who will kill men, women and children with impunity.

Because there was a man who finally, finally, by god, figured out it was more than about him and he was brutally murdered. But, not before he asked the eternal question we may have the guts to ask as we are mortally wounded, "Is everyone else alright?" If you can reach deep, deep within your own heart to believe that you can, too, utter such mortal words, than maybe, perhaps, just maybe, you will vote this election for someone who epitomizes such wonder as he lay dying for the concern of others. But, alas, you will not, as you still believe in the corporate two party system. I grieve for him and so many others assassinated for disregarding or challenging such a system as I do for you. I weep tonight for you as you gleefully rip apart the Republican or Democrat for which you hold so dear. But, please, "IS EVERYONE ELSE ALRIGHT?"...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mitt Romney Eats Orphaned Children For Breakfast; Among Other Things

(Giddy women gladly give up another Meal For Mitt!)
Our tenuous sources report through fourth party rumors what most of us died-in-the-wool Democrats knew already: that Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for president, eats orphaned children for breakfast! Sometimes with eggs (scrambled), sometimes with Count Chocula, sometimes with toast and butter, and even (gasp!) sometimes with bagels and lox!

Drunken, unreliable anonymous government sources down at O'Malley's Bar also confirm that Romney scours the country on his so-called campaign trips to lobby orphan organizations to give over some of their "difficult cases" which he likes to turn into something he calls, "orphan fricassee". Apparently, as one staffer put it, "It is very good!".

(Go ahead, throw your vote away!)
Beyond this sickening revelation comes word-of-mouth that Romney is nothing more than another in a long line of Reptilians, who frequently run for our nation's highest offices. Also, Bar-Rak O'Bama, a Jewish fellow we know down at the wharf, swears on a stack of Bibles that Mitt Romney secretly cross-dresses as a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman pretending to be a man. Further sources from the Chickens With Their Heads Cut Off Democrat Society are of the utmost belief that Romney has been known to cavort with known corporate shills in an effort to undermine everything that Democrats hold dear from regularly aborting babies to smoking foot long spliffs!

(I killed Osama bin Ladin)
The list of horrible and even down right anti-social behaviors engaged by Romney, but never, ever, ever, ever by our much beloved and handsome current dream boat, never tell a lie President Barack Obama, include but are not limited to the following:

- leaves the toilet seat up after taking a piss
- scratches his ass before shaking a potential voter's hand
- extra-judicially kills Americans (oops, that's Obama, sorry)
- loves soccer
- kicks puppies with steel-toed boots
- skins kittens alive and mixes them with his famous "orphan fricassee"
- belabors a point to the point of non-sensibility
- farts loudly in elevators
- smokes cigarettes in Burbank
- did we mention eating orphans?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ed Wood, NOT Stanley Kubrick, Helped NASA Fake Moon Landing


New information has revealed that the long standing conspiracy theory that famed director, Stanley Kubrick, helped NASA create the Apollo 11 moon landing is, in fact, a hoax! Fiction is stranger than truth as long secreted government documents reveal that NASA indeed faked the moon landing, but the director of the project was none other than so-called "worst director in the world", Ed Wood!

(Iconic director Ed Wood)
Ed Wood, the cross-dressing director of such infamous schlock classics as Glen Or Glenda and Plan 9 From Outer Space, was tapped by NASA to direct their Apollo 11 moon landing hoax movie! Unnamed and unsourced officials deep within the military/industrial complex are quoted in the documents thusly, "Ed Wood is the perfect director for the Moon Hoax Movie given his public track record as an untalented hack director which was simply a well worn cover story propagated by our Illuminati pals at the CIA." Aha! Set up in the public eye as an untalented director was the perfect cover story for
(movie poster used in the massive cover-up)
one of the most talented science-fiction directors to have ever graced the silver screen. He would have been the last person to suspect as being behind the incredible hoax!

As usual, the "real" clues are scattered everywhere in the public record. For instance, Ed Wood was born on October 10th, 1924. 10/10/1924 or 10x10x1924= 192,400, the actual number of miles that the moon is from the earth! The names of the Apollo 11 command module and lunar module were Columbia and Eagle, respectively. Columbia, as we know, was the name of the studio that Wood secretly worked for and Eagle was Wood's pet name for his penis! In addition, Bela Lugosi, a frequent actor in Ed Wood's "cover films", was in actuality the cover identity of NASA uber-scientist, Wernher von Braun! Astounding!
(Alleged image beamed from the moon was in actuality shot on the sound stage of an underground studio located beneath Ed Wood's Hollywood home!)
So, why does everyone think it was Kubrick who directed the moon landing hoax movie? Why, that's classic double-hoax disinformation. People are far more likely to believe in the hoax if it was directed by someone with a resume that included such films as, 2001 - A Space Odyssey, and since it was a hoax of a hoax, plausible deniability was virtually guaranteed. Now, thanks to these long secreted government documents, we can at last bestow upon Ed Wood the true talent denied to him by the military/motion picture/fake moon landing/industrial complex!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Seth MacFarlane's Mendacious 9/11 Story

What possible reason would Seth MacFarlane have to obfuscate the truth concerning his story about missing Flight 11 on September 11th, 2001? The true reason is just as valid, but it doesn't really possess any of the suspense, drama and comedy of his story.

According to Mr. MacFarlane, of Family Guy and American Dad fame, he had partied hard the night before and was very hungover when he woke the next morning, September 11th. But, he left to make his flight anyway which, unbeknown to him, his travel agent had accidentally printed as departing at 8:15am. American Airlines Flight 11 was scheduled for a 7:45am departure! Oh, the suspense! Flight 11 actually was nearly fifteen minutes late with it's departure, but MacFarlane had "missed it by 10 minutes or so..."! Whew! While waiting in the airport for his next flight he heard about the tragic events unfolding in New York City and Washington, DC. "Yes, alcohol saves lives", he went on to say.

Well, not quite.

Records from the 9/11 Commission show that Seth MacFarlane canceled his flight at 6:34am, over an hour before the scheduled departure and nearly an hour and three-quarters before departure time given to him by his travel agent (see below).

So, why rush, very hungover, to the airport to miss Flight 11 by "ten minutes", if the ticket had been canceled at 6:34am? Why the mendacity in the first place? Why not just say, "I was too hungover to make the flight and decided to cancel and catch a later flight after sleeping it off"? Because being hungover and simply deciding to call the airline and cancel is not as good a story.

This story, of course, has done nothing to deter from MacFarlane's success and in fact he has inserted gags about 9/11 into several episodes of his shows or his movie. Sometimes the press hasn't been ideal, but in no way has this derailed his career, more than likely because he has cred for missing the doom flight by ten minutes, instead of just sleeping one off.

Or maybe we just can't trust anything printed in the 9/11 Commission report.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


If you were youth

Youth, is wasted on the young
Is wasted on the young
Is wasted on the young

There they sit
Beggin' for dollars as they protest
While on the street blandly playing chess
Apparently they'll never confess

I hate listenin'
To your wigger language
When you have no clue
What it means to be a black youth

If you were youth
Don't be frivolous and cor-rect heirs
If you were youth

Demographics say I'm too old
Too old to buy your products
They say I'm too old

Young may say
My mind is such a blather
What's the frequency Kenneth Rather
My words are such a mess

So, youth, you're wonderin'
What happened to this song
You thought you'd get better billing
If you were youth
If you were youth....

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


There are reasons why and rhymes cliched
Speaking to how I love you
Pray and pray though I may continue
I'm feeling forsaken with no clue

I'd close the door
If it was anyone else but you
Anyone else but you it's true
I'd go to sleep
If it was anyone else but you
Anyone else but you it's true

Multi-syllabic words I write and write
If only to have something to do
I'm begging you now to look into my faces
And give me the courage not to be blue

I'd close the door
If it was anyone else but you
Anyone else but you it's true
I'd go to sleep
If it was anyone else but you
Anyone else but you it's true

Too many days and nights I know I've wasted
But I have always come back to you
I'm begging you now to look into my faces
And give me the courage not to be blue

I'd close the door
If it was anyone else but you
Anyone else but you it's true
I'd go to sleep
If it was anyone else but you
Anyone else but you it's true

Monday, September 3, 2012

POSSIBLE 2012 Democratic National Convention Backdrops

Ahhhh, we've enjoyed a fair amount of bashing on the foibles of the Republican National Convention and it's environments. It was good to get that out. Ah, I felt good. Romney and Ryan; what wasn't there a progressive to bash about and about? Bash away progressives and liberals and democrats alike! Yes, bash away!

Don't believe, however, that you are above reproach. I therefore submit two possible Democratic National Convention backdrops.



Sunday, August 26, 2012

Part 3 - THE BEATLES- "John Is In Fact The Leader Of The Group"


1968 -
Single number seventeen (and you know what I mean) is the first single released without a primarily written song by John. He wanted Across The Universe to be the single. The horns certainly help the A-side, along with some more Beach Boys style backing vocals. The B-side is maybe George's finest hour. Or, at least his best melody.

Like the Hello Goodbye single before it, this is another head scratcher in the singles department. The original Revolution (found on "the white album") was deemed too slow by the other Beatles so John rewrote it with a fast tempo. Still, it wasn't accepted, instead the A-side is a slow song from Paul! What the hell? John must have been a tad confused by the whole affair. This single was the band's best selling one ever, in spite of the over seven minute A-side. John's rewrite features some of the dirtiest guitars they ever recorded.

(cover design by Richard Hamilton)
The Beatles
After the colorful, eye-catching album covers of the previous years, this ninth album from the band was their first and only double album and adorned with a white cover (hence the nickname, 'the white album'). No singles were released from this album! 30 original songs! After the somewhat uneven nature of 1967's output, John, Paul and George rose to the fore with a delightful collection of songs that neatly ran the gamut of popular song genres. There were rules, too. Neither Paul or John could have more than two songs in a row on the album and their output restored a parity. The songwriters also should have shared producing credit.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

New York City Police Kill Gunman AND Wound 9 Bystanders

From the "you just can't make up this stuff" department comes the stunning story of a police shoot down of a gunman in New York City that came only minutes after Mayor Bloomberg spoke on his radio show once again about the need for gun control. Unbelievably, even though all the bystanders were shot by the police, Mayor Bloomberg callously used this tragic event to call for laws to enforce stricter gun laws on civilians and not the police! He also fabricated details by saying all the bystanders were hit by fragments or ricochets.

(This man, a bystander, was shot in the elbow by police.)
Even though Americans are still awaiting any surveillance video from the Aurora, CO theater shootings, for example, NYPD released video of the police shooting of the gunman within hours of the event.

The sequence of events has a disgruntled ex-employee walking up to his former boss on a busy sidewalk and shooting him in the head several times. He then put the gun back into a black bag he was carrying and fled the scene. Around the corner from the initial shooting, a construction worker alerted two police officers to the gunman who was walking in front of the entrance to the Empire State Building. As can be seen on the released videos, the two officers come up behind the gunman and appear startled when he stops, turns around, reaches into his bag and pulls out his gun, pointing it at them. Before he can shoot them, the officers shoot at him with 16 rounds, striking him several times while also hitting nine bystanders. The gunman falls to the sidewalk on his back and raises his arms a bit as he rapidly succumbs to his wounds.

(The gunman falls to his knees while being shot by police.)
It is a miracle that none of the bystanders were seriously hurt or killed. The Mayor's fragments story doesn't wash as one man was shot in the elbow, a woman was shot in the knee and another was shot in the neck. Finally, after the gunman is shot, he falls on his back and dies, but the NYPD rolls over the dead body and cuffs it!

(The dead gunman now lying on his stomach and handcuffed.)

Monday, August 20, 2012

MASS MANIPULATION - A Study Of The Aurora Theater Shootings

At this point, a month out from the horrific shootings at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, to question any part of the official story is to invite derision as a tin foil hat wearer or the certainty that questioning equates you as a supporter of the shooter. These reactions are to be expected because they are one of the many byproducts of mass manipulation. Questioning equals conspiracy theory and questioners are conspiracy theorists. Or the wearer of tin foil hats.

With this study, I would like to move past this knee-jerk equation of what defines questioning of any official story. I am not proposing a conspiracy theory. My main purpose is to ask questions of the simplistic official story of a very complex case. Due to this complexity, only one portion of this story will be examined in each post. Along with asking questions there will be an examination of the mass manipulation that came from nearly every corridor of power from the Mainstream Media (MSM) outlets to the White House.

#1 "THE Strange Case Of Jordan Ghawi"

Jordan Ghawi is the brother of one of the victims of the shooting, Jessica Ghawi. He identified his sister as a victim within minutes of the shootings. Because of that twitter post and others, plus a blog he started, her death became known to the MSM fairly early on in the coverage. What a great, tragic story they had with Jessica Ghawi. For, she was one of them, an aspiring sports reporter for a radio station in Denver, branching out into television. If that wasn't enough, she had barely survived a mass shooting in Toronto at Eaton Centre only six weeks earlier, which she blogged about under the name of Jessica Redfield. You just can't write better copy than that for a breaking news story.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Part 2 - THE BEATLES - "John Is In Fact The Leader Of The Group"


1966 -
After taking a well deserved break early in 1966 and another one after their last tour in August, The Beatles released only 16 songs this entire year. Their twelfth single marks the beginning of Paul dominated singles. It would be over a year and a half between John's last A-side and his next in the summer of 1967.
Paperback Writer is notable for being a non-love song and Paul's new Rickenbacker bass guitar was quite an ear-opener for the time. The B-side certainly showed the advanced experimentation in John's work. The first use of backward vocals on a record.

The A-side has Ringo singing one of band's more catchable melodies written mostly by Paul with help from John and an uncredited Donavon, whose song Mellow Yellow may or may not have been a direct influence. The B-side features Paul backed by a string octet and a haunting refrain. Another #1 single and the only one starring Ringo.

(cover collage by Klaus Voormann)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

THE BEATLES - "John Is In Fact The Leader Of The Group"


In October, 1962 The Beatles gave their very first radio interview barely three weeks after the release of their first single, "Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You" on Parlaphone Records. While explaining to the interviewer that the lead guitarist is not the leader of the group, Paul McCartney says, "...John is in fact the leader of the group." In looking over the recorded output by the band it is clear that John Lennon was the leader of the group, writing a vast amount of the group's songs through 1966. Then, in 1967, his songwriting declined drastically as Paul took over the group with his songs until the following year when John began to reassert his dominance. This resulted in an uneasy alliance between Lennon-McCartney which could not be sustained, eventually leading to John leaving the group he had founded and was "in fact" the leader.

When The Beatles started out, the currency of their trade was records, specifically the coveted singles, the seven inch vinyl 45rpm discs that were the mainstay of the record industry. It was unusual at the time for a songwriting duo such as Lennon-McCartney to write a majority of their own output. It is no secret that Lennon and McCartney were very competitive and they actually co-wrote very few of the group's songs. The following is a chronological look at the rise of the leader of the group's songwriting output, it's sudden decline and eventual re-emergence.

1962 -
Being neophytes to the big recording studio, John and Paul readily agreed with their new producer, George Martin's song choices for their first single. The A-side was a song Paul wrote back in 1957 and prominently features John's harmonica. The B-side was another Paul original with some help from John. The single peaked at #17 in the United Kingdom and #1 in America after the group made it big there in 1964.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I Am Not An Animal - I Am A Human Being!

WARNING: Pissed off American ahead!

I'm on food stamps. For over a year. And it's people like the person who wrote that positive shit above, that makes me not only more able to face another day of doing the American hustle, but also be proud to be an American. What's that dear readers? The American hustle? You know, trying to find a job and keeping a roof over my head.

But this American, he compares me, a person on food stamps, to an animal! Isn't that fucking great?

To be poor be poor in the United States of America today is worse than it was in the last decade of the 21st century. I speak from my own experience. I have never been truly homeless, I have only spent a couple days on the streets. But I have lived what most Americans would consider a sub-standard life for the last eight years. But why the flying fuck should that matter because I AM AN ANIMAL!

Without food stamps, I would be forced to, what? Lose my phone? Sleep on the streets? Or go into your fucking pantry like any self respecting ANIMAL would and steal your food, but not before I killed your pet dog, too.

You may see me roaming the streets, breaking into grocery stores to steal all your meat because god knows, AS A HUMAN like an animal, without food stamps I should be able to forage for my berries and leaves and cows, OH MY!

Meanwhile, the Corporations and Banks steal more from your American pocketbook than this ANIMAL ever could! And you know what's truly funny? You gladly open your wallet to those fucks but would like to slam it shut on this ANIMAL!? Then you deserved to be raped, and raped repeatedly by the Corporations and Banks who won't even give you the common courtesy of a reach around. May you and any others that think like you that I am an ANIMAL be set upon and masticated by both Smokey The Bear and Yogi Bear (+ BooBoo) you pious fucks!

Monday, July 30, 2012

UniteWomen's Facebook Propaganda Success!!!

You probably saw this all over Facebook on Sunday.

The problem: it is not TRUE!'s posted the above picture on Facebook Sunday with the comment "Please share with pride!"and before you could say "interweb" it was "shared" over 3,500 times and "liked" over 20,000 times. There's a big problem because it is not true! She did not make the 2012 Olympic Fencing Team. What is true was that she was the first openly Muslim woman to represent the US team in international competition. Now, what is interesting here: why did feel the need to exercise one the greatest pieces of successful propaganda on Facebook, and exponentially, the world wide web?

The organization put up a retraction of sorts on their Facebook page:

"We posted earlier that Ibtihaj Muhammad was the first Muslim woman to represent the United States at the olympics. She did not make the olympic team. We should all be proud of women attempting to break barriers. We are sorry for the incorrect information and thank those who brought the error to our attention.
We would like to take this opportunity though to point out that we are about uniting women. While many of us may not agree on everything, the vitriol and hate demonstrated in some of the posts will not be tolerated."

So, we are to believe that no one working for UniteWomen is able to conduct the simplest of searches? I don't believe that at all! Let's now look at the propaganda and how it relates to the original posting (which has not been taken down as of this time, by the way) and the retraction by UniteWomen.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My 1st Year Of Blogging - Here Are The Top 10

(photo by Tammy Harrel-Fraley)
As difficult as it is for me to contemplate, this marks my first year of blogging. After publishing some 60 posts, readers from all over the world have read enough of them for me to create a Top 10 list of blog posts. As I've said before, Americans love lists and nothing is better than reading lists than creating lists. I thought about creating my own personal Top 10 list, but I'll just stick with a list based on reader "views" with appropriate comments. Not surprisingly, the articles about conspiracies lead the way.

"JFK CONSPIRACY-The Proof Is In The Warren Report" was one of two postings concerning the 48th anniversary of JFK's assassination. This one far outpaced the others on the list and is certainly in my personal top five.

"JOHN LENNON - A Conspiracy Of Silence" wherein I reprinted the original script for the documentary of the same name. Due to time limitations, the documentary was kept just under fifteen minutes, which meant some material was edited out. I felt some readers might enjoy the longer version and apparently they did. The article also includes a link to the video on You Tube.

"Obama: Extra Judicial Mass Murderer" was by far the most popular blog in terms of page views at the end of 2011. I'm pleased as I feel it is one of my best works.

"Walter Cronkite Was The Source Of The Core 'JFK Conspiracies' came about after watching the original live broadcasts from CBS News on that fateful day in Dallas. I was amazed how many of the subsequent "theories" were originally reported as facts.

"Presidents Who Owned People" is still one of my personal favorites. Pictures and history! I got the idea after reading a well researched article about our Presidents.

Friday, July 6, 2012


WE do not own a car and we do not own a bicycle. Our primary mode of transportation is us, whether on foot, crutches or wheelchair.

THEREFORE, take heed of the following:

1. We rule the sidewalks.
Motorists yield to us. Motorists shall not block our sidewalks.
Bicyclists yield to us, we do not yield to bicyclists. Bicyclists must let us know when they are passing us from behind. Bicyclists shall not block our sidewalks.

2. We rule the crosswalks.
Motorists yield to us. Motorists shall not block our crosswalks.
Bicyclists yield to us. Bicyclists must let us know when they are passing us from behind. Bicyclists shall not block our crosswalks.

Monday, July 2, 2012

"Yep, I'm Heterosexual"

Now that Anderson Cooper has come out and "announced he's gay", the prevailing thought is that eventually someone's sexual orientation will no longer be a big deal. This may, partially, be true. In the fifteen years since Ellen DeGeneres announced she was gay with the famous "Yep, I'm Gay" Time magazine cover and subsequent episode of her then TV sitcom, celebrities and people in the public eye (as they say) announcing they are gay doesn't cause as much of ripple in the MSM as it use to.
(from the Hollywood Reporter)
On top of the prevailing thought about sexual orientation eventually becoming no big deal, the current thought that it is important for well known people to come out, can help shed light upon and hopefully see a reduction in the amount of bullying endured by gay school children.

Now I have something to write to you bigots out there. First of all, don't get all bent out of shape for being called a bigot. Look up the definition and you'll understand what I mean. Let's reverse this whole debate [which is nothing new] for second and I would like you to look into your heart and what you know is right by reading the following faux news report.


Dateline - Portland, Oregon
(photo courtesy of some gay person)
In a stunning announcement sure to set no tongues wagging in the greater metro area, local punk, rabble-rouser, actor, writer and other hyphenates, Rod Harrel, announced via Twitter that he is "a happy heterosexual". "I'm quite happy being a heterosexual", said Mr. Harrel in a somewhat garbled telephone interview, "and I hope by coming forward I can help prevent the continued bullying suffered by heterosexual children in our schools."

When pressed about his bullying in school, Mr. Harrel replied, "I had a big nose and red hair as a kid. Might as well have been wearing a bulls eye on my nerdy jacket."

Saturday, June 9, 2012



It's re-election time 2012 and we know you want the current administration to continue to give you things like the following:

Support for the repeal of that nasty don't ask, don't tell policy.

Signing a law that is hailed as sweeping bank reforms.

Suggesting for office the first black Attorney General.

Friday, June 1, 2012

ZOMBIES!!! Am I Too Late To Jump On The Bandwagon?

"Please, Lisa, they prefer to be called the 'living impaired'."
- Bart Simpson

Zombies are everywhere these days and I know I'm too late to jump on the bandwagon because (as far as we know) the zombies' first appearance in popular culture dates to The Epic Of Gilgamesh when Ishtar says,
I will knock down the Gates of the Netherworld,
I will smash the door posts, and leave the doors flat down,
and will let the dead go up to eat the living!
And the dead will outnumber the living!
Whoa! Ouch!

Lately, zombies started showing up in movies in the 1930's and really came to the fore with George Romero's 1968 epic, The Night Of Living Dead. However, even more recently, zombies are everywhere, even my nephew was involved in the filming of a zombie movie. But wait! Now, the MSM is pushing a series of stories that have zombie written all over them. They are even using the word "zombie" in some of their stories. The most obvious recent example is the Miami Zombie.

Well, you may say, these are just isolated, bizarre incidents. Or, you may hark back to a curious event in government history: the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC, yeah, I know, why not the CDCP, but I'm not going there) release of a series of zombie related material that it characterized as the, "CDC has a fun new way of teaching the importance of emergency preparedness. Our new graphic novel, 'Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic'..."

When was the last time you thought of a government agency as being fun? Or as having a sense of humor? Especially an agency that proclaims to prevent and control diseases? Just askin'.

Which brings us to a blog posting I ran across today that showed there has been a sort of zombie outbreak over the last two weeks. Just yesterday a Maryland college student was accused of killing his roommate and then eating his heart and brains. The posting also related a story I remembered and filed away in my "tres bizarre" file: that of a Florida doctor who was arrested for a DUI and banged his head against the inside of the patrol car and spat the resulting blood at the police officer. This is a link to ABC News about the case, and ABC is about as MSM as you can get, but I alphabetizingly digress.

Are there some sort of gases being released or viruses or perhaps even [horrors] "drugs"? No, not at all. For the reason for this latest outbreak of "zombism" across our fair old country is attributed, as it always has been, to: hamsters. Think about it; The Night Of The Living Dead was released in 1968, within years it seemed as though every freaking house in the freaking good ol' USA had a pet hamster. You could even build the little beggars entire cities if your parents had the bucks. So, that explains it.

Wait, WTF, you say delicate reader? Yeah, yeah, I just had a zombie moment.

Friday, May 25, 2012

The City Of Portland's Green Illogic

A few months ago, the City of Portland, Oregon, in its continuing series of "green" initiatives, slashed curbside garbage pick-ups to every other week and gave everybody a compost bin about the size of a breadbox. The idea was to increase recycling and decrease garbage going into landfills. There was the usual hue and cry about pestilence and plague because, apparently, large rats would begin to invade our fair city; but, by and large, sheeple in Portland went along with the idea.

Well, lo and behold! Portland has dropped the amount of garbage going into the city's landfills by a staggering 44%! The City of Portland asked for it and by god the citizens responded.

So, how did the City of Portland respond to such an overwhelming success? Why, they raised the garbage rates of course! Why? Because the price of gas has gone up and bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla. Yes, it is Green Illogic once again rearing its ugly, garbage infested head. Take something that actually worked as intended and then give the citizens a nice deep screw by raising their garbage rates. If the amount of garbage going to landfills has decreased by 44%, then shouldn't the amount of garbage trucks and their miles traveled to said landfills also have been reduced? It therefore makes no sense then to raise the garbage rates.

The City of Portland: the city that works to screw you.

Monday, May 7, 2012

FIVE Wrong Ways To Bum A Smoke From Me

WARNING: explicit language

Look, I'm as pleasant as the next smoker, in spite of the continual second class treatment of smokers by the nanny state. However, here are five wrong ways to attempt to "bum a smoke" from me.

1) When I'm talking on the phone. Really, you would interrupt somebody's phone call for any reason? Seriously, you'd walk up to a complete stranger on the street who is talking on the phone and ask them for a cigarette? How fucking rude!

2) When I'm crossing the street in one direction and you are crossing in another direction. Really, I should stop in the middle of a crosswalk and roll you one?

3) When you're a pretty woman, batting your lovely eyes and cooing your voice, asking, "Please, can I bum a smoke?", when your Ramones looking reject of a boyfriend flits about nearby. I know who the fucking smoke is really for!

4) Just as I'm about to board the bus or train. Sure, let me miss my damn bus or train so you can bum a smoke. Makes perfect fucking sense to me, you fucking moron.

5) And last, but certainly not least, when I'm at a bar and you're one of those "I only smoke when I drink" type of smokers, "not like you". Give me a good golly god damned break! You can afford those endless shots of Bushmills but can't afford to buy a fucking pack of smokes? I'm just a working class hero after all.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

No Jake Brakes!

I am currently in a living situation that can be best described as temporary. Well, it is in a garage. It is right next to a very busy street and major route for large trucks. And it is trucks I have come to you today to discuss. Oh, nothing to do with commerce or Wall Street, but the use of Jake brakes.

Jake brakes are loud, window rattling, teeth chattering and earthquake inducing (well, maybe not that). In some communities, Jake brakes are banned. Alas, here in enviro-concious Portland, such is not the case. In fact, over the years, the once popular movement to do something about noise pollution appears to have waned.

With concerns these days centered more on such things as the economy, fracking, the Occupy movement, endless war and how dreamy and wonderful President Obama is, it is perfectly understandable that noise pollution has taken a seat way in the back. However, noise pollution affects everybody, everyday; whether it is Jake brakes, jet airliners, unmuffled motorcycles, obnoxious students on a bus or constant road construction. Apparently, we have learned over time to just shrug our shoulders and deal with it. Yet, fear not! There are still groups out there dealing with this problem (here is an example) and there is something you do about it. If you so desire.

"What's that?", you say over the din.


Friday, March 30, 2012

WAKE UP!!! Facebook Censorship!!!

Tonight, dear readers, I attempted to post a photo with a comment on Facebook. It was a satirical jab at a recent promotion within the Portland Police Department. You see, recently, the Portland Police Department tapped Mark Kruger, a captain within the department, to provide leadership training. Yawn, you may say, but not until you know that in 2010 he was suspended because he posed in pictures wearing Nazi uniforms and such. Now, two years later, he is part of leadership training!

So, what happened with the posting? I decided to post a picture of a Nazi march (see below), with a caption that read: "Ladies & Gentlemen: Your Portland Police Department". When I hit the post button, I was immediately taken to a page that said unless I removed the offending picture (for violating Facebook's policy against promoting violent organizations) my account would be terminated!
Original caption: "LADIES & GENTLEMEN: Your Portland Police Department". The picture that got me "temporarily blocked" on Facebook. Well, I got news for those motherfucking bastards, I shall terminate my Facebook account myself...well, as best I can!
Well, I did as I was told and removed the "offending" picture. The result? I am "temporarily blocked" from posting anything on Facebook. The due process? There is none! If for example, I post a video to You Tube and there is a question of copyright, I can actually exchange information with a person, somewhere, and the issue is usually resolved within 48 hours. Not so with Facebook, because I cannot find any button to push that would allow such a thing!

And so will end my Facebook experience. I've used it as a social networking device to promote my videos or blog posts. I shall now seek out a replacement. A replacement, I hope, which will not summarily, without due process, censor my posts!

WAKE UP! WAKE UP! Facebook practices censorship!

And you call yourself liberals!

Do something about it! Because, right now, being "blocked" I can not!

UPDATE: After 96 hours my "temporary" block has been lifted! I'd like to thank you all for your support and encouragement and hope you had something to do with this turn of events.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blacks SHOULD Be Outraged Over Trayvon Martin Killing

I have been writing this over and over for the last few days. It seems 24 hours cannot pass without another piece of new information emerging. Through it all, however, I cannot shake this creeping sense of dread.

I wanted to look at the facts in the case and comment and come to a conclusion about why no one has been charged in the shooting. But, the dread I felt creeping about had to do with that passage from the 5th Amendment:
  • "No person deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..."
In a sense, the on-line petitions, websites, et al, calling for the shooters' arrest are depriving him of due process; something which the black community has been fighting for itself for hundreds of years. Yet, that was only half the dread; the other half was the continuing injustices perpetuated against the black community, which this case shines a blinding light upon. Because unlike so many other cases, this man has actually admitted to shooting another person dead and claimed it was in self-defense and is walking around a free man. He had deprived someone of their life without due process.
(photo: Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)
On February 26th, 2012, in the 50,000 or so population city of Sanford, Florida, a seventeen year old named Trayvon Martin met a completely unnecessary tragic end to his life from the 9mm bullet admittedly fired by George Zimmerman. These facts are not in dispute. As we know, the police department of Sanford believed Zimmerman's cry of self defense and did not arrest him.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

JFK Assassination - The Correct Conclusion Regarding William Greer

On November 22nd, 1963, Secret Service Agent William Greer was the driver of the Presidential Lincoln Continental convertible as it made its way through downtown Dallas, Texas. In the car, of course, was President Kennedy, his wife Jackie, Texas Governor John Connally, his wife Nellie and SA Roy Kellerman, who was sitting next to the driver, William Greer. For nearly 50 years, Greer has been unfairly maligned in many articles and books over his actions (or lack thereof) as the driver of the Presidential limousine.
With SA William Greer at the wheel, the limousine makes its fateful turn onto Elm Street.
Here is a list of the major incorrect conclusions made over the years about SA Greer:
  • He panicked and hit the brakes instead of the accelerator
  • He was staring at Kennedy waiting for the kill shot and then he sped away
  • He shot Kennedy with a revolver.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

JOHN LENNON - A Conspiracy Of Silence

©2010 by Rod Harrel
Author's Note: This is the original script for the documentary of the same (see link to video below).  

            Thirty years later there remains the accepted history of John Lennon’s death: a lone nut Beatle fan gunned down the pop culture hero. The songs, the tributes, the articles, the videos rarely mentioned the killer, and when they do, he was always alone. Or, perhaps, he did have company, but it was in the form of his demons, his misconceptions of Christianity, or his craving for infamy. A lone nut, a fan no less, had gunned down our dear, beloved, ex-Beatle John. It would seem all sewn up, except for what Sean Lennon said in 1998.

            “He was a countercultural revolutionary, and the government takes that shit really seriously historically,” Sean Lennon said of his father’s death. “He was dangerous to the government…These pacifist revolutionaries are historically killed by the government, and anybody who thinks that Mark Chapman was just some crazy guy who killed my dad for his personal interests is insane, I think, or very na├»ve, or hasn’t thought about it clearly. It was in the best interests of the United States to have my dad killed, definitely. And, you know, that worked against them, to be honest, because once he died his powers grew. So, I mean, fuck them. They didn’t get what they wanted.”1
Photo: Bob Gruen
The quote, from an interview, was an amazing thing to see in print: Sean intuitively lays out the groundwork for further investigation of his father’s death. Unfortunately, perhaps predictably, less than two weeks after the interview there was some serious backpedaling by Sean. Older half-brother, Julian Lennon, had publicly chastised Sean, saying that his remarks were “ill-advised” and that “if you’re going to say something like that, you need to have your facts.” Through a spokesman, Sean said that he regretted saying what he did immediately after the interview.2 In the world of celebrity, the word regret is apparently a synonym for “sorry that I told the truth.” All that is left is a brotherly debate, in public no less.
            Incredibly, in the conspiracy-strewn landscape of American pop culture, the Lennon brothers’ statements represent only the second public contradiction of the accepted history their father’s assassination. Only Fenton Bresler’s groundbreaking 1989 book, Who Killed John Lennon? stands as the first. The book caused nary a ripple in the mainstream media, the press corps, America’s fourth estate.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Attention Whores - What???

WARNING: strong language herein

All those Native American movie characters played by white men? You remember! Seems like such a perfectly OK idea that in the 21st century it's damn well time to cast a white guy as Tonto in the upcoming film of the Lone Ranger! But not just any white guy, but the richest most popular white guy in the form of Johnny Depp. Sure, sure, makes perfect goddam sense to me! I mean it's not like there are any actual Native American actors out there! Don't forget!
And please remember that Depp has somehow got it in his head that he can correct the horrible portrayals over the years of Native having another white guy portray a Native American! Wheeeee!!!

Kony 2012!
Man, where the hell were you SoCal youngsters say, oh, EIGHT FUCKING YEARS AGO?

Tre Arrow. The thorn in Portland's side. You remember? Arrow perched himself on a ledge many years ago to protest some environmental cause. Then he was sent to jail for many years for something the Feds made a new name for: eco-terrorism. Now he's out and back in Portland and running for mayor! Wait? What did I forget? Right, he climbs up a tree and for apparently three hours yells, "Portland! I am Tre......Arrow! Are you willing to love and protect your earth mother?" Over and over; lest we forget. One would probably not have the guy living in the neighborhood let alone be the mayor.
Portland's future mayor?

Saturday, February 18, 2012


To meme, or not to meme, that is the marklar
Marklar 'tis meme in the marklar to meme
The Marklar and Marklar of outrageous Meme
Or to marklars Marklars against a Meme of memes,
And by memeing meme marklar: to meme, to meme
No meme; and by a meme, to marklar meme end
The marklar-marklar, and the marklar Meme marklar
That Meme is marklar meme? 'Tis a marklar
Marklar to be meme. To meme to meme,
To marklar, marklar to Marklar; Marklar, there's the meme,
For in that marklar of meme, what marklar marklar marklar,
When meme have marklared off this memed coil,
Marklar give marklar marklar. There's the marklar
That makes Marklar of so marklar marklar:
For meme would bear the Meme and Meme of meme,
The Meme's marklar, the meme marklar's Meme,
The marklar of despised Meme, the Marklar’s meme,
The meme of Marklar, and the Marklar
That marklar meme of the unmeme marklars,
Meme marklar marklar might marklar Meme make
With a marklar Meme?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Of "Honest Rapes" And Abortions

These male politicians running around wanting to control women's bodies have said and/or done some pretty inhumane things over the years, but this election cycle has brought out perhaps the most inhumane statements.

The latest comes from Ron Paul, who is the darling of some because he's so anti-war; yeah, well so what? During an interview recently, Dr. Paul, who is decidedly anti-abortion, actually said this regarding abortion and rape:
"If it's an honest rape, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room, I would give them a shot of estrogen."
An honest rape? What the fuck does he mean? Later we find out, when he offers a straw man story about a woman who is seven months pregnant and wants an abortion because she was raped, well, that's a "different story". Different perhaps, but definitely what Dr. Paul considers a dishonest rape! Luckily, there are still some folks who haven't fallen under the Dr. Paul spell and can call this sort of talk for the inhumanity it is.

Another inhumane and down right dangerous comment comes from the Right's frothiest candidate, Rick Santorum. He has a plan when it comes to abortions:
"I believe that, that any doctor who performs an abortion--that--I would advocate that any doctor that performs an abortion should be criminally charged for doing so. I don't--I've never supported criminalization of abortion for mothers, but I do for people who perform them."
Apparently, Santorum makes no distinctions between honest and dishonest rapes.

The current occupant of the White House, President Obama, while a devout Christian, has tossed a few bones to his liberal admirers when it comes to abortion. While he doesn't believe that federal money should be used for abortion except in cases of rape, incest or health of the mother, he did sign an Executive Order removing barriers to responsible scientific research involving human stem cells. In his capacity as a democratic president, of course, he is obligated to uphold the Constitutional right to abortion.

And we don't know where he stands on honest or dishonest rapes.