Archive for the ‘Sports & Entertainment’ Category

Jackie Mason

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

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.

Lenny Dykstra Arrested

Friday, May 25th, 2018

But I keep cruising, can’t stop, won’t stop moving It’s like I got this music in my mind, sayin’ gonna be alright –

Verdict: Conspiracy

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

The question should have never been “who killed JFK?”

The answer has always been obvious.

Since before the bullets in Dealey Plaza flew there was evidence of conspiracy.

Cornered in his library the still astute octogenarian, Dick Goodwin, asked if I’d read the books. He assumed I did and understood this was the reason for my unannounced visit/ambush.

I rolled the tape (actually pressed the button on my camcorder) and, when I suggested the CIA might of been involved, for the first time, I saw a glimpse of the infamous L’Enfant Terrible’s notorious temper. He quickly, and for the record, stated he never saw any evidence of the CIA being involved in the assassination.

I mentioned otherwise, Mexico City, Oswald’s activity with the Fair Play for Cuba and the post-assassination “Castro dunnit” operation.

But I wasn’t there to debate.

President Trump’s unlawful mandate to continue to allow records from the murder of our 35th president, almost 55 years ago, to remain hidden, proves, again, just how nasty this conspiracy is.

We’re still being lied to.

 

 

 

The Mid-Life Crisis

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

mid-life crisis

As the human male ages his production of testosterone slows, accompanied by: hair loss, weight gain, and the diminished ability to make decisions.

Characterized by leadership roles, the loss of decision making skills can be devastating to the species leading to feelings of fear, failure, self-doubt & depression.

The loss of decision making skills can be especially ruinous to the aging, professional sports bettor.

Walk into Caesars’ Sportsbook and look into the eyes of the senior gambling degenerates. There’s nothing there. Vacant, empty stares. There’s no one home. No hope, no spirit. No God.

Sometimes the aging human male lashes out, making irresponsible, irrational decisions, or series of decisions, often referred to as: “the midlife crisis.”

Victims turn to drinking, drugs, gambling, prostitutes, Corvettes, & semi-dysfunctional Sports & Entertainment blogs …

Fly in the Ointment

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Thank you for the hundreds of complaints.

It shows … you care.

We care too.

The problem begins with, as in most cases, money.

Perpetually frozen on February 12, 2018. We know. Scantily clad interns across the Globe are on strike leaving this Editor-in-Chief of a Breaking News powerhouse: perplexed.

In order to make money you have to spend money but if you don’t have money it’s tough to get money.

A man’s got to eat and a junky’s got to have his fix.

So, we are left where we are … on February 12th.

Trust Us. This won’t be a “forever” thing. Please, for the love of God, don’t un-bookmark us or -GASP- un-like us on facebook. We’re still here. We won’t let the over-worked, under-paid interns win. We’re going to hold the hard line like a hard-boiled, Cold War, commie-hater.

They will work for free and they’ll like it.

Okay, for now: stay the course!

You’ll be glad you did.

 

 

The Bomb

Monday, February 19th, 2018

August 6, 1945-

Truman was giddy. “Little Boy” was a success.

100 miles off the coast of Japan, aboard the USS Kearney 19 year old signalman Gerry LeTourneau did not hear or feel anything. Instead he saw the huge mushroom cloud get bigger & bigger rising above Hiroshima.

The Allied Naval Fleet was ordered to change direction and face the waves, so not to capsize. Waves became one hundred feet high.

Signalman LeTourneau held onto the rail of the destroyer for dear life.

Later, the bodies came.

Thousand of floating, radioactive, Japanese bodies.

On deck of the USS Kearney, sailors were ordered to install .50 caliber machine guns and shoot holes in the bodies until they sank.

Letter from the editor: Back Street Boys are Back!

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

I remember the Back Street Boys barely and I remember the Back Street Boys are Back. I think it was  a song but maybe it was a tour but neither is here nor there, because The Chickenhawk is back, as well!

Sort of.

As aspired, expired, exalted, inspired, perspired and applauded (thank you) we’ve found ourselves staring at the keyboard wondering how we’ve  sunk so low.

So, in order to help ourselves by helping others we’ve created the official:

Max Steingrout fundraiser for Gamblers Anonymous National Service Office.
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Facebook Fundraisers

For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to Gamblers Anonymous National Service Office. I’ve chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal.

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RWE

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Don’t be a cynic and disconsolate preacher. Don’t bewail and moan. Omit the negative propositions. Challenge us with incessant affirmatives. Don’t waste yourself in rejection, or bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Man Who Kept The Secrets

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

1968 – JFK, MLK & RFK were dead.

The Vietnam War raged on.

From Berkeley to Cambridge, student revolution was in the air.

Yale graduate Thomas Powers, wrote for the Rome Daily American in Italy and for UPI.

According to Wikipedia, the Rome Daily American:  “was 40% owned by the CIA as part of Operation Mockingbird until the early 1970s. The intent of this ownership was to provide cover for CIA operatives and to influence the Italian electorate which was threatening to vote Communist at that time.”

In 1970 he became a freelance writer and ”wrote quite a lot of reviews of JFK assassination books.”

In fact, as a Warren Commission apologist, he wrote quite a lot of negative reviews about conspiracy books and glowing reviews about lone nut books, such as Priscilla Johnson’s Marina and Lee.

In 1971 he won his Pulitzer for National Reporting on Weathermen member Diana Oughton.

In 1979 he published The Man who kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA.

In 2002 he published a series of memoirs entitled: Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to Al Queda.

In his introduction he defends the CIA and throws JFK under the accusation of responsibility for the assassination of foreign leaders bus.

He writes:  “But what about the awkward question of authorization – did President Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson approve the murder plots or not? The general rule leaves no room for doubt on this score; of course authority came from the White House – where else? Laymen need not agonize over this question; the absence of an explosion of official anger at the discovery of murder plots provides all the evidence anybody really needs.”

We exchanged the following e-mails:

TCH> > Do you believe Oswald acted alone and, hypothetical: what if you’re wrong?

TP> > You put the question in an odd way — what if I am wrong? What difference would that make? — I’m doubtless wrong about lots of things.

TCH> > What if you’re wrong? I suppose I phrased the question in an odd way because as I’ve surveyed the charred remnants of the JFK assassination, I’ve found the subject remains taboo. As terrible a tragedy as the murder was, I think, if Oswald did NOT act alone, a tragedy of equal proportions: the national security cover up. If Oswald did not act alone, then the remaining senior citizens that actually grieved the man, have been hood-winked. If, 50 years from now the assassination is historically remembered as the JFK conspiracy, then the bad guys won and future generations will wonder how we let this happen.

TP> > If I’m wrong, no big deal. If the country is wrong, maybe it would be a big deal, and maybe it wouldn’t. It would depend entirely on the facts as established — if the whole Warren Commission knew the truth and sat on it — yikes!

If some scraggly highschool dropout Fidelista friend of Oswald drove him to the Texas School Book depository and wished him luck on the fatal day, then lived in secretive fear until an overdose killed him a few years later — well, no big deal.  So it depends.

My friend Max Holland is writing a book about  the deliberations of the Warren Commission and he certainly does not think they knew and sat on the truth, but I urge you to read his book when it appears. I would also urge you to read Priscilla McMillan’s Marina and Lee. It’s a very rich and intimate account of the months and days preceding the assassination which in my view leaves no room for an offstage conspiracy.

People sometimes fall victim to the dark charm of a densely factual and hugely documented mystery — I’ve had two friends who were convinced for a time that they were uniquely smart enough to read everything and figure out what happened — David Kaiser and Burton Hersh. In my opinion, they were not. Nor were any of the other writers who caught that particular bug.

At one point I wrote quite a lot of reviews of JFK assassination books, but I quit after David Lifton’s Best Evidence, which was so crazy it seemed crazy to think of him as anything but crazy. I will save you some trouble by saying that his version of what happened involves the removal of Kennedy’s body from the back of the plane, during its flight to Washington, then slipping it out a side door in the cockpit to waiting confederates at Washington’s (then) National Airport, and spiriting it off for surgical alteration of the wounds to make it appear he was shot from behind. You understand that this meant carrying the body from the back of the plane to the front of the plane, during flight, past all the passengers, including the grieving widow and the new president. This book received a lot of respectful attention because the explanation was buried in a mountain of confusing and mainly irrelevant narrative digression.

I don’t know if that’s helpful, but its what I think.

Best wishes –

Tom Powers

Jerry Garcia’s Lost Lyrics

Monday, July 31st, 2017
Dear San Francisco Police Department Media Relations,
On Friday, January 18, 1985, around 12:30 in the afternoon, SFPD Motorcycle Officer Mark Gamble arrested Jerome Garcia on drug possession charges while he was parked in his black BMW with expired September 1984 tags parked on the north side of Middle Drive in Golden Gate Park (north of Metson Lake).
Confiscated at the scene was Mr. Garcia’s briefcase which included written compositions owned by Mr. Robert Hunter.
We write because Mr. Hunter has publicly requested return of his property.
Can you please inventory for us what the San Francisco Police Department still has in evidence in this case?
Can you please ensure or help with the return of such property?
Thank you for your assistance.
Sincerely,
TheChickenhawk- Editor
San Francisco Police Department:
No reply.
A little research, however, via the San Francisco Examiner’s March 24, 2015 article reveals:

“The record shows an officer identified by number 1913, who police said was officer Tom Srock, released the item, described in the system as an attaché case containing miscellaneous papers.

The entry includes a transaction code, which police said means the evidence was turned over to a responsible partly, likely Garcia or his attorney at the time.

While the record seems to put to rest one part of the mystery, it also seems to keep alive another. The band’s lyricist Robert Hunter said in a recent Rolling Stone interview there were lost songs he and Garcia were working on inside the briefcase and requested if the police still had the songs, to return them. Were those song lyrics and Garcia notes used later on without Hunter realizing it — or somehow lost after it left the evidence room?”

We reached out Jerry’s attorney, David Hellman:

Dear Attorney Hellman,

It’s recently come to our attention that Mr. Robert Hunter is publicly looking for missing lyrics that were confiscated when Mr. Jerry Garcia was arrested in 1985.

According to SFPD records, Officer Esparza said briefcase and papers were “ turned over to a responsible partly, likely Mr. Garcia or his attorney at the time.”

In an attempt to locate Mr. Hunter and Mr. Garcia’s missing lyrics, were you Jerry’s attorney at the time?

Did you take possession of the brief case?

Thanks for your time.

Sincerely,

TheChickenhawk- Editor

 

Attorney Hellman:

Any information that I have is not available to the public.

David Hellman

David M. Hellman, Attorney & CPA
Law Office of David M. Hellman
851 Irwin Street, Suite 205
San Rafael, CA 94901-3343
Tel.:  415-457-4411
Fax:  415-457-0356
Website:  DavidHellman.com
Email:  david@davidhellman.com
Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Member of the California and Connecticut Bars, and a California Certified Public Accountant

So, for now the story our story is stunted. Jerry’s attorney is not willing to share any information with us. Still, we’ll forge on. Maybe Robert Hunter can give Attorney Hellman a call to see if he’s willing to talk.