Monday Monday (da dada dah)

Really bad : How bad must things get to reach the point where students are forced to protest about “a sexual assault allegation they say school administrators failed to address”. Read that again, a sexual assault allegation the school is failing to address. The protesters (students) attempted to enter the school and presumably confront its principal, Dr. Gerald Muhammad, in his office. The school called the police to defuse the situation. Far from diffusing the tension, police took aggressive action against the students, wrestling a young woman to the ground, tasing a young man, using pepper spray on another student and arresting four students. The actions that caused this, was that the female victim was NOT believed, and she was punished with in-school suspension. And nothing was done because let’s face it, it would be just too damn much administrative work to do it right. Oh wait, isn’t that what they are paid to do?

Big announcement: Stacy Abrams is going to run for governor of Georgia “again”. When did she stop running?

They all do it:  A note to Ms. Maxine Waters, “literally” is the one most misused word in the English language. “Literally”. But I’ve said that before.

Depends on your definition of credibly:  A reminder to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is claiming that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was credibly accused of sexual assault. “Reminder that Brett Kavanaugh ‘still’ remains credibly accused of sexual assault on multiple accounts w/ corroborated details & this year the FBI admitted it never fully investigated,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. Hey Alex, just to remind you, using your own methods, another person “still” credibility accused of sexual assault, Uncle Joe.

Irony: Chicago has just passed a Park District budget that contains $600k dollars for a sexual abuse treatment center. The irony, the Park District supervisor has been arrested, now twice, for sexually assaulting teenage girls under his “supervision”. Bitter irony yes, but ironic just the same.

I want to see this one: “Wolf (2021)” Wolf is a Irish-Polish (?) drama film, written and directed by Nathalie Biancheri. It stars George MacKay, Lily-Rose Depp, Paddy Considine, Eileen Walsh, Fionn O’Shea and Lola Petticrew. It had its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival in September. Believing he’s a wolf trapped in a man’s body, Jacob eats, sleeps and lives like one — much to the shock of his family. When he’s sent to a clinic, Jacob and his animal-bound peers are forced to undergo increasingly extreme forms of curative therapies. However, once he meets the mysterious Wildcat, their friendship blossoms into an undeniable infatuation, and Jacob must decide whether to renounce his true self for love. The reviews are tremendous, especially about Lily-Rose Depp, yes the daughter of Johnny. Gotta see this one.

So that’s where saturday went. I knew I shouldn’t have open that damn thing.

Sunday DTI-Rant

Used with permission from John Farnam.

1 Dec 21

 “People say poverty is bad, but in fact poverty is good! The poorer people are, the more ‘revolutionary’ they become” 

Mao Zedong

 In China, during the 1950s and 1960s, Mao ordered his mobs to raid private businesses, also raiding and stripping the private homes of business-owners, often beating and murdering them and their families on their own doorstep. 

These nationalized thugs were provided with arms, strategy, transportation, and protection by Mao and thus moved from place to place in order to engage in this activity as they systematically murdered people and destroyed property, as well as terrorizing all other citizens, showing them that they would not be protected by any opposing politician nor political party they supported. 

Similarly, modern Democrats are, like Mao, seizing power through terrorism, administered by their supported and financed “shock troops.” 

Mao called them “Red Guards” Here, they are ANTIFA and BLM. 

Modern Democrat/Marxists, like Marxists of 1917, are devoid of even a trace of morality and human decency, and believe that their ultimate goal (one-party, Communist government, where private property, individual freedom, and political opponents have all been eliminated/exterminated) is so “pure,” that anything they do to achieve it, or is done on its behalf, including violent criminality, is appropriate and “justified.” 

They, and their media puppets, thus voraciously protect, defend, and apologize for rioters, looters, and other violent criminals who are out there doing their bidding, no matter how horrible their crimes. 

Conversely, anything done to oppose them, including so much as speaking-out against their agenda, is “unjustified,” harmful, and all engaging in it deserve to be condemned, censored, and punished, violently! Thus, our speech, even our silence, is “violence,” but their violence is merely “speech,” because it is so “justified”. 

We are getting dangerously close to the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), where political parties abandoned dialogue, instead engaging in bloody battles on the streets! 

“We must write a language which sows among the masses hatred, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.”

 Vladimir Lenin


One of the problems in making them see, all of them believe they will be part of the “leaders” and none of them will be lumped in with the common folk. This seems especially true of the silver-spoon socialists and the closet-communists. I’d love to hear what a Hollywierd elite would say when they get told they will make $26.85 an hour for filming, only paid for the time actually in front of the camera, no percentage, and no residuals. They would also have to provide their own trailer, shared with several other members, do their own make-up, and must be available to reshoot any scene, for free, they mess up. I bet they would consider the whole thing a bad idea.

Saturday Story

There’s been a lot of coverage of a recent death of a very young child. At this point the adopting parents have been charged and the stories coming out about the abuse are horrendous. It’s nothing new.


School year of 82′, I think. I was working D-4 (Kaneohe) on the day shift when I was sent to Haiku Elementary, unknown problem.

I get there and meet with the V-P and a teacher. A student (5-6 grade if I remember) was having trouble sitting still in class. When the teacher tried to figure out why, she noticed blood on the back of his T-shirt. They introduced me to the child and asked him to lift up his T-shirt.

What I saw made me want to scream in anger. The child’s back was striped like a movie prisoner after a flogging. Some places had broken open and started bleeding. The wounds were just below his shoulder level and went all the way down to the bottom of the child’s buttocks.

They story was simple. Grandpa was watching football, sent the child to fetch him a beer, the child stumbles and spilled the beer, so grandpa pulled a cord out a lamp, and whipped the child until the blood ran. For spilling a beer.

I called the watch Commander gave him the facts and that I was taking the child into custody and transporting to Juvenile Crime Prevention Division (JCPD).

This is exactly what I did. I finished the paperwork, notified the school V-P, and went back to work.

At the end of watch (2:30pm) I get a radio call to call the desk by phone. So I do. The watch Sergeant answers and asks if I have any paperwork to turn in. I did not. He tells me to go on home.

Then he explains the child’s family, including parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and of course grandpa were all at the station and had a full head of anger because “I took their kid away”, without “any reason”.

It wasn’t important that grandpa beat him until there was blood, but only that some “haole” cop took their kid.

Don’t know what my being white had to do with it, but seems to me they kinda had their priorities mixed up. So I went home. The family eventually left and the whole thing went to the family courts.

Of course, after child services spoke to the family and grandpa, they gave the kid back.

No surprise there.

Hi Yeld Friday Motes

Do you really want your kid to wear the t-shirt: Thanks to another blogger I read, I found out there is a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, online gift shop. Official ATF memorabilia? The stuff includes ATF caps and polo shirts with logos. Maybe I’m giving criminals too much credit but I would think that would be ideal cover to get someone to open their door prior to a home invasion. All they would need to do is pair that with a navy windbreaker and a fake badge to complete their impersonation. Yeah, that stuff is hard to come by.

Remember: The government that shut down your businesses and killed your jobs are now asking you to re-elect them so they can keep their jobs. When it comes time to vote, remember that. Remember how many times you’ve seen them doing what they say you can’t do? How many times have you seen their hypocrisy on display?  Remember all these when the next election day comes around.

Asking for a friend: Hey, what happened to Uncle Joe’s daughter’s diary? Kinda fell off the face of the planet, didn’t it? We know Project Veritas gave it to the “authorities”, but what happened after that? I mean other than the raid on Veritas.

Don’t use it, don’t care:  Just one day after Jack Dorsey was replaced as the CEO of Twitter by the company’s former CTO, Parag Agrawal, the platform has banned the sharing of any images or videos of people without their explicit consent. The far-left company stated:  “The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities.” So he doesn’t care what the 1st Amend. Says, they’ll do it his way. If you have twitter drop it. Like NOW.

All the votes have been counted. Dewey Won. Dewey Won.

Stupid stupid stupid: Verein Sterbehilfe — the German Euthanasia Association — recently announced it will not help unvaccinated patients kill themselves. Now anyone seeking assisted suicide must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination first. The ban on physician- assisted suicide in Germany was lifted over a year ago, and Free Democratic Member of Parliament Katrin Helling-Plahr introduced a law in January that would regulate physician-assisted suicide. “We want to set the record straight — everyone has a right to self-determined death,” she said. Everyone, that is, except the unvaccinated. Kind of like you can’t execute a person, unless they are in good health. Huh?

A sad Good-Bye: We’ve lost Eileen Anderson, Honolulu’s first and only female mayor. She has died at 93, city officials confirmed on Tuesday. She defeated one of the most powerful and influential people in the history of Honolulu politics to become the first female mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. Anderson served as Honolulu mayor from 1981 to 1985, beating incumbent Frank Fasi. It was my pleaseure to meet Her Honor on several occasions as well as working for her husband a Major in the Honolulu Pd. She seemed a warm and genuinely caring person. She will be missed.

In Honolulu this weekend. Who knows what might happen.

It’s Thursday, Almost Friday Motes

It’s happened before: Fearful that her husband would come into their apartment and hurt their children, Ruth Esther Reyes de Severino “begged” the managers of Penns Grove Gardens in Salem County, N.J., to change the door locks after she was granted a temporary restraining order against him in January 2020, according to a lawsuit filed by her family. She asked at least five times in the following weeks, her family’s lawyer said, but nothing happened. On Feb. 5, 2020, Ms. Reyes de Severino’s estranged husband, Eugenio Severino, 54, unlocked the door to Unit 47 with a key, walked in with a knife and fatally stabbed her and their two children. Years ago Pop was asked to change a door lock, in court, in support of just this kind of incident. A young woman at the U of H asked, numerous times, her apartment manager to change the locks for the same reason. His response was, “You gave him the key. You change the lock.” She was also killed. The family sued the property management and the manager. The in-court change took Pop a matter of minutes.  The family won.

Faux Fauci: “National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director” Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that it was laughable that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) thinks he should be prosecuted for coronavirus pandemic failures after what happened on January 6 Capitol riot. To follow his reasoning, he should not be prosecuted for his crimes (lying to Congress), because someone else, someplace else, did something else wrong (trespassing). This is a “man of science”? This is the same reasoning a common dumb crook would use. So, Fauci is just a common dumb crook. Same reasoning.

Never relax at work: A Home Depot employee in Virginia was killed after he became trapped beneath a forklift while working, according to local officials. Paulo Gato, 43, was crushed after a forklift he was operating fell on its side just after midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Gato had been operating the forklift unloading supplies from a delivery truck when the apparatus fell over, trapping Gato. Police do not believe there is any indication of criminal activity. It tells me he probably didn’t wear the seatbelt and was thrown out of the cage.

A biker he ain’t: George Clooney believed his 2018 “motorcycle” crash would be the last few moments of his life. The star, rather bleakly, said in a new interview that he was convinced he would die with strangers crowding around him filming instead of trying to get help. Clooney, now 60, was driving in Sardinia, Italy, at 75 mph when a car in front of him turned and he flew over the handlebars. Just a quick fact check here, he was on a motor “scooter”. And why the hell was he doing 75mph? Just why should those people get involved “in trying to get help”? Does he even haver a “scooter” license? Inquiring minds don’t really care.

Is it just that I’m a racist or is the Waukesha Parade driver’s skin getting lighter? Looking at the current msm photo’s, past booking photo’s, and the one’s on his farcebook are really quite different.

Please, no more: Watched the reboot of Nash  Bridges from last weekend. Let’s check it; Old cranky cop who isn’t politically correct or connected? Check. The brilliant black trans that dresses like she’s on a date with a Kardashian? Check. The young oriental female cop whose grandfather taught her secret martial arts and is having a relationship with the young black male cop? Check. The Mexican stoner that isn’t really a cop? Check. Oh, the hard azz black female commanding officer that longs for the old days? Check. Predictable dialogue and situations? Check. Don Johnson looking scruffy and put upon? Check. No, won’t be watching if they do decide to make it a weekly. Or maybe that’s weakly.

T-Day memory: Spoke with an old buddy of mine the other day. He related to me one of his fondest memories was of Thanksgiving 1968. He was a copter pilot in Viet Nam, and his assignment was; 1) Transport the Chaplin to different forward camps, 2) And while the Chaplin conducted services he would return to the main camp to pick up and fly the hot Thanksgiving meal to the camp, 3) Pick up the Chaplin and fly on to the next camp. Said he did 14 or 15 flights that day. Told me his fondest memory is of the faces of those guys as they saw that hot meal. Well done Brother Don. Well done.

Wednesday Kind of Motes

Just asking: How come nobody is referring to Darrell Brook as a black supremacist? He has openly advocated violence against others based on the color of their skin. He has openly “rapped” anti-white lyrics and claims the black race is superior. Why isn’t he called a “Black Supremacist”? And has James T. Hodgkinson been erased from history?

Maybe there is hope: Pillow fighting is moving out of the bedroom and into the boxing ring when Pillow Fight Championship (PFC) holds its first live, pay-per-view event in Florida on Jan. 29. Steve Williams, the man with the dream of turning childhood horseplay into a professional combat sport, said PFC delivers all the drama of hand-to-hand combat without the gore of mixed martial arts or boxing. “It’s serious. It’s hardcore swinging with specialized pillows.” No information on the attire to be worn.

Almost like they planned it: Dozens of people have been snowed in for three nights after the country was hit by Storm Arewn. More than 60 revelers who went out to the Tan Hill Inn in Swaledale, northern England, on Friday ended up extending their stay after snow blocked roads and brought down a power line. “They’re all in good spirits, they’re all eating and drinking well,” said Andrew Hields, 36. The co-owner reported guests have been entertained by an Oasis cover band, Noasis, who were booked to play on Friday night, as well as quizzes, table games, karaoke and sing-along carol sessions. Imagine, having to spend the weekend at a pub, or rather not having to go home from the pub. Ohhh yeaaahh.

Your entertainment update: Two movies last weekend, both from 1998, I know the last century. “Paulie”, about a parrot that tells his long tale of life, to the new building janitor. Wasn’t sure what we expected but it was a fun pleasant afternoon. A pleasant story and good cast. A good movie for family night. And  just for the heck of it, “Blues Brothers 2000”. Man, what a cast of world class musicians. Rock, country, blues, you name it. A weak story line, and some easy problem out’s, but a fun date night movie and well worth watching. Okay, John Goodman is no John Belushi, but he gives it his all and he is enjoyable.

Storyteller’s Butter and White Wine Basted Turkey. Gooood.

ND: A Georgia woman working as a webcam model for a popular pornography site accidentally shot herself in the vagina earlier this month, a police report chronicling the bizarre incident reveals, in what a witness says was a pornographic video gone horribly wrong.  A roommate said, ”she makes sexual videos of herself and people pay her to see them.” The reports won’t say it, but it would appear she was using the weapon as a sex toy. This is definitely a negligent discharge. No pun intended.

Worldly Tuesday Motes

Clueless in DC: Joe Biden’s Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday said she has no idea how many barrels of oil the US consumes a day. Google it, stupid, it’s 19.6 million barrels a day. Uncle Joe gave us about 2 ½ days.

America is next: June Mills, an Aboriginal elder in northern Australia took to Facebook and recorded a disturbing video. Mills claims the Australian military is forcibly holding down aboriginal people and vaccinating them against their will. June is an elder from the towns which these people were removed from speaking out and is rightly ANGRY. Add this to the military moving unvaxxd citizens to “containment centers”. There is no freedom in Australia.

A different view: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Italian prelate well known for his criticism of Pope Francis and opposition to globalist schemes, issued Tuesday a dire warning and a powerful clarion call.  A “global coup d’état” is taking place, he stated, for the purposes of effecting a “Great Reset,” a movement toward the “New World Order.” “If the attack is global,” he continued, “the defense must also be global.” Viganò is not the only Christian hierarch sounding this alarm. He has been joined by fellow prelate Cardinal Raymond Burke, who warned last December that the China virus is being used by supporters of “The Great Reset” to promote an “evil agenda.” (From “ Some interesting reading. I do remember when “The Church” was considered conservative. But that was a long time ago. Still, a very interesting read.

They are different: The past couple of years have seen the Norwegian post service, Posten, tackle provocative topics in its holiday advertising. This year, the advertiser and its agency Pol look like they are setting out to make headlines again, with a beautifully told gay love story featuring Saint Nicholas himself. A “gay love” story? WTF? What happen to Mrs. Clause? Are the elves really fairies? This is wrong on sooo many levels.

Get woke, go broke: The Salvation Army is asking for more than donations this year. The Christian charitable organization is asking all white donors to reflect on their racism this year.The Salvation Army’s Alexandria-based leadership has created an “International Social Justice Commission” which has developed and released a “resource” to educate its white donors, volunteers and employees. This weekend they tried to walk it back, but I don’t think it’ll work. Well, I guess those kettle’s will be going a little short this year. There will people that say, “Don’t call me a racist, and then ask me for $$. It won’t happen.” The shame is the SA does good, but because of this “woke”, there will be many people who will go without.

Jack Parr he ain’t: Late Show host Stephen Colbert is so upset about the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case that he is proposing changing the law to criminalize self-defense. (Read that again.) Following the jury determining Rittenhouse was acting lawfully when he shot three people who were attacking him during a riot in Kenosha last year, Colbert said that if the teenager “didn’t break the law, we should change the law.” I got a better idea, change the channel. This guy is a dope.

This weekend was 4 days of music at Casa el Storyteller. Playlist included the Everly Brothers, Travis Tritt, Roy Clarke, Allison Krauss, John Prine, Hoyt Axton, and of course, John Wayne.

Big Monday Motes

Not law enforcement: An FBI SWAT team raided the home of an activist mother of four in Colorado on Tuesday, Nov. 16, knocking down her door, bursting into the house with guns and handcuffing her while she was homeschooling her children. Sherronna Bishop of Grand Junction, Colorado, has felt the brute force of the FBI’s heavily armed SWAT unit used against her family. She was at home with her three children about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday when she heard someone pounding on the front door, then using a battering ram to break it down. She said the officers “manhandled” her 18-year-old daughter, pulling her up the stairs by her hoodie, while another officer put her in handcuffs and ushered her out of the house.  They proceeded to search the entire house. Besides being a frequent attendee at her local school board meetings, Bishop has also been active in the voter integrity movement in her state and locality. The FBI has filed no charges against Bishop. They did leave behind documents related to the search warrant, saying they entered her home because she was suspected of causing “intentional damage to a protected computer, wire fraud and conspiracy to cause damage to a protected computer.” And these charges merit a SWAT raid? But not the guy in Milwaukee? The fbi is no longer anything other than the Demo Party Gestapo.

Yes, yes she is: Is Tulsi Gabbard the ultimate chameleon? When she was in office, she said some really left leaning crap. She missed important votes. She spouted the party line. When she ran for the dimocrate nomination, she barely even picked on Uncle Joe. In fact, I called her out in this blog as well as in a “Letter to the Editor” for these actions. Last week she was a guest on “Guttfield”, a “conservative” talk show that mixes a lot of humor with the daily news. She sounded reasonable, thoughtful, and sort of conservative. She even spoke out about the fbi and the above type incidents. But for some reason, it just didn’t ring true until I realized she was a chameleon. She was surrounded by conservatives, talking conservative stuff, so she needed to blend in. She did. I don’t buy it.

A language reminder: A “yoga studies” professor at Loyola Marymount University is requiring students to include their gender pronouns on  coursework — or else their grade will take a hit. The “professor” who teaches courses such as “Hinduism, Jainism, and Yoga” and “Foundations of Yoga Studies” and was part of the “Surfing Yogis” at the 2013 India Surf Festival, sent out an email to his students back in September advising them of the new mandate. In an e-mail to his students he says, “we all need to take note of is that all are required to include their pronouns next to their name in their blog posts,” he wrote. “I will count this toward your grade when I check for your name each time I grade the blogs.”  I just want to remind his students “azzhole”, and “dumbshet” are gender neutral.

They’re coming after your 1st A rights: National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins stressed the dangers of incorrect claims regarding the COVID-19 vaccines and suggested tracking down spreaders of vaccine misinformation in an interview with NPR on Sunday. he thing that worries me most is the way in which misinformation and, frankly, disinformation has become so prominent in the face of a public health crisis,” Collins told NPR. “And it has been manipulated in some situations for political reasons in a fashion that is turning our culture wars into something really serious. When asked whether misinformation is “the deadliest disease,” Collins responded affirmatively, encouraging repercussions for those who intentionally spread false claims about the vaccines. “Repercussions” ? For misinformation? How about repercussions for robbery, arson, and assault. I kinda think those are a little more serious. His idea would target specific information sources, but there won’t be anything political about the enforcement. Will there.

Sunday Rant

From John at D. T. I.

21 Nov 21

Verdict in WI, my view: Reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict by strutting leftist peacocks in the media reveals much about their true, and frightening, agenda! 

Lawful self-defense is intended to give us “ordinary” citizens the right and ability to effectively protect our lives and the lives of others. And, when you are compelled to employ deadly force in an effort to protect your life from a deadly threat, it usually results in severe injury or death to the felonious attacker. 

Self-defense law is actually pretty consistent among the various states. Problems arise when leftist political agendas are embraced and promoted by public employees (as we see), who are supposed to be serving us all, equally and without prejudice. 

At the heart of leftist political agenda is this sinister “order of business: 

We must have the ability to murder and arbitrarily destroy the private property of political opponents, without consequence

Thus, Leftist Democrats cannot tolerate anyone getting in the way of, nor even inconveniencing, “shock troops” they support, finance, and protect, ie: ANTIFA, BLM, et al. 

These shock troops demand the ability and authority to murder and destroy at will, with no recourse on the part of their victims. As we see, Democrats have largely given them everything they want, by ordering police not to arrest rioters/looters and ordering prosecutors not to prosecute them. Democrats couldn’t care less when innocent tax-payers are murdered, and their hard-earned property wantonly destroyed. But, they go crazy when one of their precious violent career criminals gets hurt! 

Ayn Rand said: 

“The right to life is the source of all rights, and the right to property is their only implementation. The right to property… is a guarantee that you will own it, when you earn it!” 

This is why the whole concept of “private property” is such poison to leftists! 

This is why leftists are gnashing their teeth in utter despair at the thought of “ordinary” Americans citizens actually having the right to keep and bear arms, just as our Constitution plainly says! 

This is also why leftist rioters in Chicago are openly calling for “Communist Revolution” at this very moment! 

Leftists are thus frightened and outraged by the Rittenhouse verdict. They make irrational, irrelevant appeals to “racism” and “white supremacy” and other twisted concepts, all in pious defense of rioters/looters/arsonists.

Who claim the United States was “built on slavery” are, in fact, returning us to slavery, via the destruction of property rights. Their cries for “equity” are really a call for “equal slavery.”


I can add nothing. Stay Safe. Stay Aware.

Saturday Story

Probably the worst thing a cop can do is arrest or testify against another cop. Or make a case against another cop, or a favorite ex/retired cop. That story has already been told, but not the repercussions.

After something like this breaks, you start to understand how well liked you were or weren’t.

I know of guys that were not that well liked and after they were arrested, nobody cared who made the case.

But after I was instrumental in another officer’s arrest, an officer much better liked and well connected, I found out how ugly that Blue Line can be.

This arrest was just the beginning. I suddenly wasn’t real welcomed at the after-shift bar sessions, card games that I used to be invited to every week and even the bowling league was stand offish.

When I made traffic stops at night, there was no back-up.

Basically, I was an officer alone.

But nothing brought that more to home than that Thanksgiving.

I was sharing an apartment with my best friend Paul’s sister-in-law, yes, sometimes it did get a bit complicated and stressful, but it was worth it. She had a 14-year-old son that also lived with us and I tried not to be a Dad, but rather an older uncle.

It was one of those weekends, right after the arrest, the boy was with his father, and she and I were having a romantic evening together.

When I get a call at about 10:30 pm on my night off to order me to the station “immediately” , I know it can’t be good. Since I was in the middle of a date it was inconvenient to say the least. The news was even more inconvenient.

The FBI had notified the department that they had intercepted a phone call from “a known criminal character” soliciting another known character to have me killed. So, at 10:30 on my night off, the department calls me into the station to tell me someone has taken out a contract on my life. The F.B.I. SA (special agent) was there to let everyone know it was for real and the chances of my being killed were very real.

And the individuals involved, including the cop I had just “set up”, were known and fully capable of completing this assignment.

Upon my returning to my apartment, after being told to watch myself, I had to explain to her what the call was about, it didn’t set well. It did end the “romance” of the evening.

Later that month was Thanksgiving and my best friend, and his sister-in-law (my girlfriend) wanted to invite me to the family holiday dinner but were told;

“What if something happened and there’s shooting or something?”

In other words, he’d be a danger to the family. Don’t bring him.

I spent that and many other evening dinners, with Mrs. Swanson. The Lady and I later broke up. Paul remained my best friend.

It never really got better.