Archive for the ‘Sports & Entertainment’ Category

Blakey

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

G. Robert Blakey  – South Bend, Indiana

In 2011 we called former Chief Counsel & Director of The House Select Committee on Assassinations, G. Robert Blakey at his Notre Dame lair.

Hello?

Hello, Professor Blakey?

(Pause) Yes?

Hi, I’m Max, can I talk to you for a minute?

I’m, -uh, actually, in a meeting, now’s not good, you can try me in an hour.

(An hour & 1/2 later …)

Hello?

Professor Blakey?

(Pause & no comment)

This is Max, I called you, like, an hour ago and I’m hoping to talk to you for a minute –

Uh, ok, I only have 10 minutes.

Terrific, looking back at the HSCA, it seems as though you were put in a very difficult and very, very political position.

I didn’t look at it as a political position at all. We were there to do a job.

It’s my understanding, the HSCA found conspiracy probable due to acoustic evidence-

No, you’re wrong. There was enough evidence to find probable conspiracy even without acoustical evidence.

Like what?

Witnesses and witness reaction. There was SM Holland standing on the overpass. There’s the Zapruder film.

There was 1 – 2, 3 – 4 shots. The first two coming from the rear.

After all these years, Lone Nut or Conspiracy. Does it matter?

No. Well, it matters for history.

Did the Committee find evidence that Oswald & Ruby knew each other?

No we didn’t. And I don’t believe they knew each other and it doesn’t matter even if they did. There are some that say they saw them together at the strip club. Frankly, I don’t  believe it.

Regarding the intelligence agencies stonewalling of your committee, specifically, Joannides, do you think it implicates the intelligence community?

No, not at all. There’s no reason to think, just because they stonewalled us, that they had anything to do with conspiracy.

What about the other things, like discrediting conspiracy theorists like Mark Lane?

Well, right. All these things add up and make us wonder why? We found no evidence that suggested the CIA had anything to do with the assassination. Look, if they did have anything to do with the assassination they wouldn’t leave anything behind anyway.

What about the Mexico City recordings and photos?

Those things aren’t evidence of conspiracy.

As sad as the assassination itself was, what seems almost as sad to me, is it’s historical aftermath. Whether it was the cabal, mafia, or a lone nut, it just seems so sad that we still wonder.

Look, a completely sane, rational person can believe Lone Nut. We found some evidence of mafia conspiracy on a local level, not a commission level. We know this because, nationally, we were wiretapping them. We would have heard some chatter.

With hindsight, after all these years, & you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to, do you still believe these (mafia) forces were behind the assassination?

(No Answer)

Professor Blakey?

(No Answer – Pause – then “click.”)

Professor Blakey?

Las Vegas Corporate Takeover Complete

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Las Vegas Free Fall.

In the final capitulation of corporate take over, the NFL’s Raiders are moving to and the NHL’s Golden Knights are expanding right here in Glitter Gulch.

For now hotel rooms, convention halls & restaurants are empty.

Pimps, prostitutes & drug dealers stare at their cell phones.

Tourists scurry through casinos wearing flip-flops.

Fear. Desperation. Paranoia.

Corporate Vegas can’t respond to the spiraling economy. They are the spiraling economy.

Mob-run Vegas, the rackets, thrived during down times.

We miss the good old, wiseguy days, when Las Vegas was a “We Are The World,” mob melting pot.

Giancana owned the Tropicana, Siegel & Lansky the Flamingo, Major Riddle the Dunes, Detroit and St. Louis families the Aladdin, Sarno Circus, Circus, Doc Stacher the Sands.

The mob was everywhere and everyone knew their place.

Almost everyone.

LeMay

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

 

TOKYO – March 9, 1945

General Curtis LeMay was the architect of “Operation Meetinghouse,” the systematic firebombing of Tokyo.

334 Superfortress B-29 bombers dropped 2,000 tons of incendiary bombs.

Temperatures reached 1800 degrees. Rivers and canals boiled.

The stench of burned human flesh permeated the last of the aircraft over the target.

An estimated 100,000 civilians were killed, more than killed by the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Over one million people were left homeless.

The New York Times reported: The heart of Tokyo is gone.

LeMay reflected if the US had lost the war, he would have been prosecuted for war crimes.

Saudi Leftover Coup

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

(TCh)  Saudi Arabia’s King Salmann, (not to be confused with polyethnic cajun slamgrass legends Leftover Salmon) has replaced his nephew with his son, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, as crown prince.

There are many ways to look at this run-on sentence. King Salmann is 81 years old and he looks every bit of it. He made this move for a reason.

Possible motives:

  1. He likes his son more than his nephew?
  2. He doesn’t like his nephew?
  3. He doesn’t trust his nephew?

Let’s take a look at the new, crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz:

According to Wikipedia:

  • On 24 September 2015, 2236 Hajj pilgrims were killed. Sources claim this was due to attempts by the personal convoy of Mohammed bin Salman to force itself through the crowd, as well as several road closures in the area. In the beginning of 2016, Prince Mohammad bin Salman inflamed tensions with Iran approving the execution of popular Shia Cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Iran’s Shia population replied by setting fire to the Saudi Arabia embassy in Tehran. Since then, the two countries have cut off diplomatic ties. This execution came together with the execution of 46 people, mostly Sunni jihadis or dissenters.
  • Mohammed bin Salman has a lavish lifestyle. One incident which illustrates this is his spur of the moment purchase of the yacht Serene from Russian vodka tycoon Yuri Scheffler for a price of €500 million reported by New York Times magazine.
  • Mohammad has travelled extensively around the world, meeting with politicians, business leaders and celebrities. In June 2016, he met with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

To Review:  The Prince might have started the Mina stampede, spends money, travels and hobnobs with the rich & famous. Sounds just like Justin Bieber or any other Saudi prince.

To this news sniffer, things don’t smell right.

Let’s take a look at the artist formerly known as the crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef Al Saud.

The Big Wik(ipedia) tells us:

  • Muhammad bin Nayef, unlike most of the royal family, actively talks to the media. Concerning the struggle against terrorism, he adopts a policy of the iron fist like his father, Prince Nayef. He, and other decision-making elites, believe terrorism must be treated as a form of crime and fought with ruthless policing methods.
  • Muhammad bin Nayef was commended by Western intelligence agencies for Saudi Arabia’s counterterrorism programs. He called for a “security channel” with the United States to facilitate information exchange. He firmly supported U.S. President Barack Obama in his opposition to the release of detainee interrogation photographs. He thought that Yemen was a “dangerous failed state” and becoming a serious threat to Saudi Arabia. He further believed that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was losing control. He suggested a strategy of directly working with Yemeni tribes, condemning terrorism.
  • He praised General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani as a “good man”. He voiced his concerns concerning Iran’s nuclear program. He defers foreign policy issues to the King. After his appointment as interior minister, U.S. diplomats argued that he is “the most pro-American minister in the Saudi Cabinet”.

Oh, now I get it: the former crown prince was in the pocket of Western intelligence agencies.

The new prince?

Not so much.

Jimmy The Greek

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Born Dimetrios Georgios Synodinos in Steubenville, Ohio, Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder, was the self-made man with the million dollar smile.

He single handily moved betting and point spread conversation from back rooms and gin joints to America’s kitchens and living rooms.

He not only made it commonplace, he made it respectable.

The Greek moved to Las Vegas in 1956 and started his weekly pro-football betting line. He became a television icon on CBS’ NFL Today.

Unlucky for Jimmy, on January 16, 1988, he was fired by CBS for a controversial off-air, off-the-cusp interview at a dinner reception on MLK’s birthday.

Ala fellow Greek, Al Campanis, Jimmy made controversial remarks about black athletes and their roll in sports.

Jimmy, obviously in the bag, was asked: “What about blacks in coaching?

Jimmy: “Pretty soon they’ll have to equalize it for the blacks for the Greeks, the Jews and for everybody. And I mean let’s make it equal for everybody.”

Question: What about it was equal in sports?

Jimmy: “Well they’ve got everything and if they take over coaching like everybody wants them to, there’s not going to be anything left for the white people. All the players are black. The black talent is beautiful, it’s great, it’s out there. The only thing left for the whites is the coaching jobs. Pretty soon they’ll take over that too.”

Question: Don’t they need more black coaches?

Jimmy:  “I’m alright with that too. Whites control coaching jobs, that’s all that’s left for them.”

He unfortunately continued: “The black is a better athlete to begin with because he’s been bred to be that way, because of his high thighs and big thighs that goes up into his back, and they can jump higher and run faster because of their bigger thighs and he’s bred to be the better athlete because this goes back all the way to the Civil War when during the slave trade … the slave owner would breed his big black to his big woman so that he could have a big black kid …”

Walter Payton and Ahmad Rashad spoke out in defense of Jimmy the Greek.

Jimmy the Greek Snyder died an ostracized and broken heart on April 21, 1996 at the age of 77.

El Perezoso

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Tijuana, Mexico – 1992

After his inglorious expulsion from Las Vegas, Max disappeared south of the border.

The US dollar was strong and, for a while, he lived like a king. He immersed himself in the culture.

He drank, drugged, smoked, whored & gambled on cock fights.

He became one with the Mexican people & they became one with him.

He learned the language.

After the money was gone, during the day, he picked fruit with the small children and old women.

They called him El Perezoso which means: “The Fast Picker.”

At night he would pick the fruits of Tijuana’s daughters.

Later, the fathers, pimps or young Mexican suitors would pick fights with him.

Jackie Mason

Monday, June 19th, 2017

In 1967 funnyman Jackie Mason ignored multiple warnings, death threats and bullets, and continued to tell Frank Sinatra – Mia Farrow jokes.

He didn’t think it was so funny when, sitting in a car outside a Florida apartment complex, Mason had his nose & cheekbone shattered by a goon wearing brass knuckles.

”We warned you to stop using the Sinatra material in your act,” the goon told him.

Mason stopped using the Sinatra material.

Who does Putin think killed JFK?

Friday, June 16th, 2017

In an interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, Russian President Vladimir Putin said:

“There’s a theory that Kennedy’s assassination was arranged by the United States intelligence services. So, if this theory is correct and that can’t be ruled out, then what could be easier, in this day and age, than using all the technical means at the disposal of the intelligence services, and using those means to organize some attacks  – and then pointing the finger at Russia.”

He continued:

“I will tell you something that you probably already know. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but the United States, everywhere, all over the world, actively interferes with electoral campaigns of other countries. Put your finger anywhere on a map of the world and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in internal electoral processes.”

When Putin says that the theory that Kennedy’s assassination was arranged by the United States intelligence services can’t be ruled out, he’s telling us: that’s what happened.

Tip O’Neill: Who Killed JFK?

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

 

Image result for tip o'neill jfk cartoon

Excerpt from Tip O’Neill’s 1987, Man of the House:

“It was such a sad day that it seemed like the whole world had come apart.

I was never one of those people who had doubts or suspicions about the Warren Commission’s report on the president’s death. But five years after Jack died, I was having dinner with Kenny O’Donnell and a few other people at Jimmy’s Harborside Restaurant in Boston, and we got to talking about the assassination.

I was surprised to hear O’Donnell say that he was sure he had heard two shots that came from behind the fence.

‘That’s no what you told the Warren Commission,’ I said.

‘You’re right,’ he replied. ‘I told the FBI what I had heard, but they said it couldn’t have happened that way and that I must have been imagining things. So I testified the way they wanted me to. I just didn’t want to stir up any more pain and trouble for the family.’

‘I can’t believe it,’ I said. ‘I wouldn’t have done that in a million years. I would have told the truth.’

‘Tip, you have to understand. The family — everybody wanted this thing behind them.’

Dave Powers was with us at dinner that night, and his recollection of the shots was the same as O’Donnell’s. Kenny O’Donnell is no longer alive, but during the writing of this book I checked with Dave Powers. As they say in the news business, he stands by his story.

And so there will always be some skepticism in my mind about the cause of Jack’s death. I used to think that the only people who doubted the conclusions of the Warren Commission were crackpots. Now, however, I’m not so sure.

But I’d rather focus on Jack’s life. He really did have the charisma, the glamour, and the talent that has become part of his legend. He had a radiance that made people glow when they were in his company. He brought to all sectors of the American public a new feeling that they were wanted, that there was a place in America for them — regardless of religion or race. And perhaps most important, when Jack Kennedy was president, people had trust in their government. I look forward to the day when that will once again be true.”

The Coz: Black Power?

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

 

In 1968 Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave the Black Power salute turning their Mexico City Olympics medal ceremony into a political demonstration.

In 2017 The Coz gave supporters the salute for a more self-serving reason.