Maybe this is why Public Schools Refuse to Teach History?

January 24, 2022

Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.

At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.

At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.Also could write in Greek with one hand, while writing the same in Latin with the other.

At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

At 23, started his own law practice.

At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.

At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America,” and retired from his law practice.

At 32, was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress.

At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.

At 33, took three years to revise Virginia’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia, succeeding Patrick Henry.

At 40, served in Congress for two years.

At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.

At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

At 53, served as Vice President and was elected President of the American Philosophical Society.

At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of the Republican Party.

At 57, was elected the third president of the United States.

At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase , doubling the nation’s size.

At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

At 65, retired to Monticello .

At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

At 81, almost single-handedly, created the University of Virginia and served as its’ first president.

At 83, died on the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, along with John Adams.

Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied, the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, His laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today.

.John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the White House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement:

“This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House, with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

Quotes written or stated by Jefferson:

“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe .”

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its ‘ own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on, would save one-half the wars of the world.”

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them.”

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes, the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”

By the way, it was President Thomas Jefferson who sent the Marines to the Shores of Tripoli to rescue United States Merchant sailors from Muslim Pirates. Barbary Pirates had captured and enslaved American sailors and demanded excessive ransom payments.

Wisdom is a Gift from God

January 24, 2022

Do you want to know a secret hiding in plain sight?

If you pray sincerely for wisdom and have faith in Almighty God, you shall receive wisdom.

King Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived.

God gifted him with unsurpassed wisdom, which Solomon squandered by disobeying God’s Commandments.

Some of Solomon’s most famous achievements were his building projects, particularly the Holy Temple in the City of David.

Solomon was the third king over Israel and ruled with wisdom for 40 years, securing stability through treaties with foreign powers.

Solomon wrote much of the book of Proverbs, the Song of Solomon, the book of Ecclesiastes, and two psalms. First Kings 4:32 tells us he wrote 3,000 proverbs and 1,005 songs.

Solomon was the second son of King David and Bathsheba. His name means “peaceable.” His alternative name was Jedidiah, meaning “beloved of the Lord.” Even as a baby, Solomon was loved by God.

A conspiracy by Solomon’s half-brother Adonijah tried to rob Solomon of the throne.

To take the kingship, Solomon had to kill Adonijah and Joab, David’s general.

Once Solomon’s kingship was firmly established, God appeared to Solomon in a dream and promised him anything he asked. Solomon chose understanding and discernment, asking God to help him govern his people well and wisely.

God was so pleased with the request that he granted it, along with great riches, honor, and longevity.

Solomon’s downfall began when he married the daughter of the Egyptian Pharaoh to seal a political alliance. He could not control his lust. Among Solomon’s 700 wives and 300 concubines were many foreigners, which angered God. The inevitable happened: They lured King Solomon away from God into the worship of false gods and idols.

Over his 40-year reign, Solomon did many great things, but he succumbed to the temptations of lesser men. The peace a united Israel enjoyed, the massive building projects he headed, and the successful commerce he developed became meaningless when Solomon stopped pursuing God.

Solomon set up an organized state in Israel, with many officials to assist him. The country was divided into 12 major districts, with each district providing for the king’s court during one month each year. The system was fair and just, distributing the tax burden evenly over the entire country.

In addition to the Temple he also built a majestic palace, gardens, roads, and government buildings. He accumulated thousands of horses and chariots. After securing peace with his neighbors, he built up trade and became the wealthiest king in the world.

The Queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame and visited him to test his wisdom with hard questions. After seeing with her own eyes all that Solomon had built in Jerusalem, and hearing his wisdom, the queen blessed the God of Israel, saying: “The report was true that I heard in my own land of your words and of your wisdom, but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report that I heard.”

The Legacy of Old Tucson

January 24, 2022

I lived in the Desert Inn for nine months while checking out in the F-100. Not the pickup truck but the first supersonic jet fighter, the Super Sabre.

During the 1970s they were filming Gunsmoke at Old Tucson and the Casting Director had his office in the Desert Inn. We became friends and I often stopped by and had a cup of coffee but that’s another story.

Old Tucson came to life in 1939 when Columbia Pictures chose the Pima County-owned site to build a replica of 1860s Tucson for the movie “Arizona.” The $2.5 million film, starring William Holden and Jean Arthur, set a new standard of realism for Hollywood Westerns, spurring a move from studio backdrop movies to outdoor epics.

Local technicians and carpenters built the town from scratch, erecting more than 50 buildings in 40 days. Descendants of the Tohono O’odham, among Arizona’s first inhabitants formerly known as the Papago, assisted in the set production. Without the convenience of running water, they made more than 350,000 adobe bricks from the desert dirt to create authentic structures for the film. Many of those structures still stand today although some have been altered through subsequent years.

After the filming of “Arizona,” Old Tucson lay dormant under the desert sun. Old Tucson was revived only briefly for the film “The Bells of St. Mary’s” (1945), starring Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Hollywood once again took notice of Old Tucson, which soon became a favorite filming location, hence the nickname “Hollywood in the Desert.”

In 1947 Gene Autry starred in “The Last Roundup,” followed in 1950 by Jimmy Stewart in “Winchester ’73” and Ronald Reagan in “The Last Outpost.” During the 1950s the Western movie era was in full swing nationwide. In that decade alone Western classics such as “Gunfight at the OK Corral” (1956) with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, “The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold” (1957) and “Cimarron” (1959) with Glenn Ford were filmed at Old Tucson.

In 1959, entrepreneur Robert Shelton leased the property from Pima County and began to restore the aging facility. Old Tucson reopened in 1960 as both a film studio and a theme park. The park continued to grow, building by building, with each movie filmed on its dusty streets.Western film legend John Wayne, who soon became friends with studio owner Robert Shelton, starred in four movies at Old Tucson and each production added buildings to the town: “Rio Bravo” (1959) added a saloon, bank building and doctor’s office; from “McLintock!” (1963) came the McLintock Hotel; “El Dorado” (1967) left Old Tucson Studios with a facelift on Front Street; and from “Rio Lobo” (1970) came a cantina, a granite-lined creek, a jail and Phillip’s ranch house.

The stampede of movie productions during those early years include “The Deadly Companions” (1961) starring Brian Keith and Maureen O’Hara; “Lilies of the Field” (1962) starring Sidney Poitier; “Have Gun Will Travel” (1962); “Arizona Raiders” (1964) starring World War II hero Audie Murphy and “Hombre”(1966) with Paul Newman, and episodes of television series such as “Bonanza” (1966, ’71, ’72), “Death Valley Days” (1966-69) and “High Chaparral” (1966-’71).

Old Tucson became the premier privately-owned Western film location. In 1968, a 13,000-square-foot sound stage was built to give Old Tucson complete movie-making versatility. The first film to use the sound stage was “Young Billy Young” (1968) starring Robert Mitchum and Angie Dickenson.

In the decade that followed, Old Tucson experienced tremendous growth and Mescal was built 40 miles away.

In 1970-71 alone it hosted 15 film productions including “Dirty Dingus Magee” (1970) with Frank Sinatra and Joe Kidd (1971) starring Clint Eastwood, who later returned to Mescal for “The Outlaw Josey Wales” (1976). Paul Newman visited Mescal as well and returned to Old Tucson for “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean” (1972).

Other films shot at Old Tucson during this period include “Death Wish” (1974) starring Charles Bronson, “The Last Hard Men” (1975) with Charleton Heston and James Coburn, “The Villain” (1978), which starred Kirk Douglas and Ann Margaret, and “The Frisco Kid” (1979) starring Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford, fresh from his stint as Han Solo in “Star Wars.”From 1970 to 1980 Old Tucson and its Mescal property hosted 77 film and television productions. “Little House on the Prairie” (1977-1983), starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert and Karen Grassel, was among the memorable television productions that called Old Tucson and Mescal home, as were “Gunsmoke (1972-74)” with James Arness, “The Mark of Zorro” (1974) featuring Ricardo Montalban, “The New Maverick” (1978) with James Garner, and “The Gambler” (1979), a made-for-TV movie starring Kenny Rogers and Bruce Boxleitner. Perhaps the most exciting acquisition during this time was the 1872 steam locomotive The Reno.

Shelton bought the authentic train from MGM and brought it to Old Tucson in 1970. The Reno has since been featured in hundreds of films and television shows, becoming Old Tucson’s very own “silent” movie star.During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the studio hosted productions such as CBS-TV’s “Poker Alice” starring Elizabeth Taylor and TNT’s “Geronimo,” “Buffalo Soldiers” and “Billy the Kid.”

The 1980s saw major films as well, most notably “Three Amigos” (1986) starring Chevy Chase, Steve Martin and Martin Short. The 1990s brought their share of movie stars to Old Tucson and Mescal to follow in the famous footsteps of their predecessors. Some of the films became classics and some, well, didn’t. But Young Guns II (1990) with Emilio Estevez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Kiefer Sutherland and Christian Slater, “Tombstone”(1993) with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, “Lightning Jack” (1993) starring Paul Hogan and Cuba Gooding Jr., and “The Quick and the Dead” (1994) with Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio, proved that Westerns were popular again. This was in part thanks to television productions like the Old Tucson and Mescal-based “The Young Riders” (1989-91), whose ensemble cast of young actors helped bring the Western genre to a new generation of viewers.

Old Tucson and Mescal continue to play host to Hollywood productions, including the 2002 shoot of “Ghost Rock” with Gary Busey, Jeff Fahey and rising stars Jenya Lano and Michael Worth.

Not your typical Western, “Treasure of the Seven Mummies” (2004), was filmed at Mescal. Pretty Dangerous Films and Talmarc Productions co-produced the film starring Cerina Vincent (“Cabin Fever,” 2002) and Matt Schulze (“Torque,” 2004), an action/horror crossover based on a script by Thadd Turner. The storyline follows six misfit convicts who escape across the Arizona desert. Learning of the legend of the Tumacacori, a 16th century treasure of buried gold once guarded by seven Jesuit priests, the men find themselves lured to a ghost town from which no treasure hunter has escaped alive.

“Mad, Mad Wagon Party” (2008), a Western spoof and independent feature film, was produced by Delta Films at Old Tucson.“To Kill A Memory” (2011), produced by Freewill Films, stars Kix Brooks and Ernie Hudson and was directed by Dustin Rikert. Set in the 1920s, the film tells the story of a young newspaper journalist’s (Andrew Walker) quest for the truth behind one of the most notorious bank heists in Western history, “The Mid-Day Massacre” and its infamous ringleader, Duke Donovan (Kix Brooks), a legendary lawman gone bad. “To Kill A Memory” was produced by Dustin Rikert and William Shockley.Old Tucson and Mescal were the settings for a History Channel shoot for the series “Investigating History.” The one-hour episode was a special on Wyatt Earp and the legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral.

The Old Tucson and Mescal sites are used for commercials and as a backdrop for a variety of photo projects including: Wynton Marsalis/Willie Nelson – CD cover shot for their CD “Two Men with the Blues.”Carter Allen Photography – High-end door company photos.

Rod’s Western Palace – Westernwear company based in Columbus, Ohio. Today, after seven decades, hundreds of films and a devastating fire, the award-winning movie location is closed due to the Wuhan Virus.

Defenders of Freedom have Lost their Freedom

January 11, 2022

Almost a year before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered his Four Freedoms Address to Congress. The President spoke of Freedom of Speech and Worship and Freedom From Want and Fear.

It took all of the resources of the United States and millions of our citizens fighting and many dying to save our freedom after we were drawn into World War II.

Each time our politicians, many of whom would never fight to defend America, drag our country into foreign wars and conflicts, our young men and women march off to fight, bleed and die for our country. Sometimes, their welfare is important to Commanders in Chief but too often the Presidents take little notice while taking a photo-op with flag draped coffins. Even worse, we have and had Presidents and Secretaries of Defense who created combat rules of engagement that favored our enemies and tied the hands of our combat forces.

The scope and totality of the role played by our Armed Forces is not usually seen or understood by our hard working, law abiding citizens. That’s how we, current and former defenders, would have it. We want American Citizens to live their lives, enjoy their families, educate their children, visit amusement parks, take cruises, hike in the woods, worship and make their own decisions without fear or hindrance from anybody foreign or domestic. That’s certainly why I fought and bled and stood in the breech during all of the Cold War after I flew combat missions in Vietnam.

Many people have told me they appreciated my service lately but it was very different during Vietnam. We were not allowed to wear military uniforms off base so I had to chance clothes on base after I arrived and after finishing my duty.

Without a strong military, our ships would not be safe in our ports, on the high seas or even cruise ships in the Caribbean or coast of Alaska. Americans would not be safe and free from fear anywhere. Unfortunately, if the United States and Israel don’t elect some strong leaders soon, we may become just a fond memory.

Already, North Korea is ratcheting up their nuclear program and launching threatening missiles. Russia is massing along the Ukraine border and China is harassing Taiwan. The Ayatollah is threatening Former President Trump on Twitter where President Trump is banned. You can’t make this stuff up!

While we hear about wars and rumors of wars, our Armed Forces Warriors are ejected for declining to take immune system altering experimental vaccinations or criticizing Woke Military leaders who grossly fumbled a simple troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Trust me, if you were a foreign power desiring to see Big Satan and Little Satan cease to exist, actions of Biden-Blinken-Austin-Garland and the cartel would embolden you and send a chill up your spine .

The Disciples of Jesus wanted to know about the signs of the end times. If Peter, Paul and John were asking me today, I would tell them to look out the window.

I was attending Air Force Pilot Training at Enid, Oklahoma, when I was studying Ezekiel 38. Ezekiel was talking about the four countries that would come against Israel during the latter days, namely: Turkey, Iran, Libya and Ethiopia. That was a head scratchier for me. Iran was a great ally and my best friend was an Iranian. The Persian graduated number one in my pilot training class in academics. He survived the overthrow of the Shah and retired as an Iranian Air Force General. We had Air Force Bases in Libya and still have them in Turkey. Ethiopia was also our friend with a Christian President. In the twinkling of an eye, that all changed. While I flew in Turkey with Turkish fighter pilots on my wing and was invited to visit Turkish Colonels and Generals in their homes, I would be very afraid to visit Turkey now.

Yes, Turkey, where Christians were first called Christians, where the Garden of Eden was located and where Noah’s Ark came to rest, probably in the same location. Where Abraham and Paul were born and where Paul and Barnabas began their ministry. The location of the Seven Churches and where John and Mary fled to Ephesus. I could spend years exploring Turkey but it will not be during this lifetime. I suspect the current President of Turkey (Magog) may be the Antichrist.

I know I ramble some in my old age but the signs of the times and birth pains are prodding me. Pray for America, our Armed Forces and public servants and deliverance from evil.

Is the FBI Beyond Redemption?

May 15, 2021

Yes, Donald Trump was the President but the most powerful part of his administration was run by establishment Republican Elites.

Attila the Hun killed his own brother to grab absolute power for himself and invaded Gaul to win himself a wife.

I often wondered if Attila was running the Department of Justice and sitting on the Hunter Biden laptop and covered up all the Peoples Chinese Communist Democrat Party crimes while Durham pretended to be investigating?

The FBI has maintained files on numerous people, including celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, John Denver, John Lennon, Jane Fonda, Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin, the band MC5, Lou Costello, Sonny Bono, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, and Mickey Mantle. The reason for the existence of the files varied. Some of the subjects were investigated for alleged ties to the Communist party, or in connection with antiwar activities during the Vietnam War. Numerous celebrity files concern threats or extortion attempts against them including Sonny Bono, John Denver, John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Mickey Mantle, Groucho Marx, and Frank Sinatra.

A 1985 wiretapping and civil liberties report by the U.S. Congress found that the FBI had “installed over 7,000 national security surveillances,” including many on American citizens, from 1940 to 1960.

COINTELPRO tactics have been alleged to include discrediting targets through psychological warfare, smearing individuals and/or groups using forged documents and by planting false reports in the media, harassment, wrongful imprisonment, and illegal violence, including assassination. Common tactics used by COINTELPRO were perjury, witness harassment, witness intimidation, and withholding of evidence.

The FBI’s stated motivation was “protecting national security, preventing violence, and maintaining the existing social and political order.”

FBI records show that 85 percent of COINTELPRO resources targeted groups and individuals that the FBI deemed “subversive”, including communist and socialist organizations; organizations and individuals associated with the civil rights movement, including Martin Luther King Jr. and others associated with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Congress of Racial Equality and other civil rights organizations; black nationalist groups (e.g., Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party); the American Indian Movement; a broad range of organizations labeled “New Left”, including Students for a Democratic Society and the Weathermen; almost all groups protesting the Vietnam War, as well as individual student demonstrators with no group affiliation; the National Lawyers Guild; organizations and individuals associated with the women’s rights movement; nationalist groups such as those seeking independence for Puerto Rico, United Ireland, and Cuban exile movements including Orlando Bosch’s Cuban Power and the Cuban Nationalist Movement.

The remaining 15% of COINTELPRO resources were expended to marginalize and subvert white hate groups, including the Ku Klux Klan and the National States’ Rights Party.

According to attorney Brian Glick in his book War at Home, the FBI used five main methods during COINTELPRO:

  1. Infiltration: Agents and informers did not merely spy on political activists. Their main purpose was to discredit, disrupt and negatively redirect action. Their very presence served to undermine trust and scare off potential supporters. The FBI and police exploited this fear to smear genuine activists as agents.
  2. Psychological warfare: The FBI and police used myriad “dirty tricks” to undermine progressive movements. They planted false media stories and published bogus leaflets and other publications in the name of targeted groups. They forged correspondence, sent anonymous letters, and made anonymous telephone calls. They spread misinformation about meetings and events, set up pseudo movement groups run by government agents, and manipulated or strong-armed parents, employers, landlords, school officials, and others to cause trouble for activists. They used bad-jacketing to create suspicion about targeted activists, sometimes with lethal consequences.
  3. Harassment via the legal system: The FBI and police abused the legal system to harass dissidents and make them appear to be criminals. Officers of the law gave perjured testimony and presented fabricated evidence as a pretext for false arrests and wrongful imprisonment. They discriminatorily enforced tax laws and other government regulations and used conspicuous surveillance, “investigative” interviews, and grand jury subpoenas in an effort to intimidate activists and silence their supporters.
  4. Illegal force: The FBI conspired with local police departments to threaten dissidents; to conduct illegal break-ins in order to search dissident homes; and to commit vandalism, assaults, beatings and assassinations. The objective was to frighten or eliminate dissidents and disrupt their movements.
  5. Undermine public opinion: One of the primary ways the FBI targeted organizations was by challenging their reputations in the community and denying them a platform to gain legitimacy. Hoover specifically designed programs to block leaders from “spreading their philosophy publicly or through the communications media”. Furthermore, the organization created and controlled negative media meant to undermine black power organizations. For instance, they oversaw the creation of “documentaries” skillfully edited to paint the Black Panther Party as aggressive, and false newspapers that spread misinformation about party members. The ability of the FBI to create distrust within and between revolutionary organizations tainted their public image and weakened chances at unity and public support.

The FBI specifically developed tactics intended to heighten tension and hostility between various factions in the black power movement, for example between the Black Panthers and the US Organization.  For instance, the FBI sent a fake letter to the US Organization exposing a supposed Black Panther plot to murder the head of the US Organization, Ron Karenga.  They then intensified this by spreading falsely attributed cartoons in the black communities pitting the Black Panther Party against the US Organization. This resulted in numerous deaths, among which were San Diego Black Panther Party members John Huggins, Bunchy Carter and Sylvester Bell. Another example of the FBI’s anonymous letter writing campaign is how they turned the Blackstone Rangers head, Jeff Fort, against former ally Fred Hampton, by stating that Hampton had a hit on Fort. They also were instrumental in developing the rift between Black Panther Party leaders Eldridge Cleaver and Huey Newton, as executed through false letters inciting the two leaders of the Black Panther Party.

Dhoruba Bin Wahad, a former Black Panther, reflects on how these tactics made him feel, saying he had a combat mentality and felt like he was at war with the government.  When asked about why he thinks the Black Panthers were targeted he said, “In the United States, the equivalent of the military was the local police.  During the early sixties, at the height of the civil rights movement, and the human rights movement, the police in the United States became increasingly militaristic.  They began to train out of military bases in the United States.  The Law Enforcement Assistance Act supplied local police with military technology, everything from assault rifles to army personnel carriers.  In his opinion, the Counterintelligence Program went hand-in-hand with the militarization of the police in the Black community, with the militarization of police in America.”

The FBI also conspired with the police departments of many U.S. cities (San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Philadelphia, Chicago) to encourage repeated raids on Black Panther homes—often with little or no evidence of violations of federal, state, or local laws—which resulted directly in the police killing many members of the Black Panther Party, most notably Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton on December 4, 1969. Before the death of Hampton, long-term infiltrator, William O’Neal, shared floor plans of his apartment with the COINTELPRO team.  He then gave Hampton a dose of secobarbital that rendered Hampton unconscious during the raid on his home.

In order to eliminate black militant leaders whom they considered dangerous, the FBI is believed to have worked with local police departments to target specific individuals, accuse them of crimes they did not commit, suppress exculpatory evidence and falsely incarcerate them.  Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, a Black Panther Party leader, was incarcerated for 27 years before a California Superior Court vacated his murder conviction, ultimately freeing him.  Appearing before the court, an FBI agent testified that he believed Pratt had been framed, because both the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department knew he had not been in the area at the time the murder occurred.

Some sources claim that the FBI conducted more than 200 “black bag jobs“, which were warrantless surreptitious entries, against the targeted groups and their members.

In 1969 the FBI special agent in San Francisco wrote Hoover that his investigation of the Black Panther Party had concluded that in his city, at least, the Panthers were primarily engaged in feeding breakfast to children.  Hoover fired back a memo implying the agent’s career goals would be directly affected by his supplying evidence to support Hoover’s view that the Black Panther Party was “a violence-prone organization seeking to overthrow the Government by revolutionary means”.

Hoover supported using false claims to attack his political enemies. In one memo he wrote: “Purpose of counterintelligence action is to disrupt the Black Panther Party and it is immaterial whether facts exist to substantiate the charge.”

Viola’s family endured Hoover’s claiming that cuts on her arm from the car’s shattered window indicated “recent drug use” and that her proximity to Moton resembled “a necking party,” despite an autopsy revealing no traces of drugs in her system and indicating she hadn’t had sex recently before her death.

—On the FBI’s targeting of Viola Liuzzo

In one particularly controversial 1965 incident, white civil rights worker Viola Liuzzo was murdered by Ku Klux Klansmen, who gave chase and fired shots into her car after noticing that her passenger was a young black man; one of the Klansmen was Gary Thomas Rowe, an acknowledged FBI informant. The FBI spread rumors that Liuzzo was a member of the Communist Party and had abandoned her children to have sexual relationships with African Americans involved in the civil rights movement. FBI records show that J. Edgar Hoover personally communicated these insinuations to President Johnson.

FBI informant Rowe has also been implicated in some of the most violent crimes of the 1960s civil rights era, including attacks on the Freedom Riders and the 1963 Birmingham, Alabama 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

The FBI also financed, armed, and controlled an extreme right-wing group of former Minutemen, transforming it into a group called the Secret Army Organization that targeted groups, activists, and leaders involved in the Anti-War Movement, using both intimidation and violent acts.

Hoover ordered preemptive action “to pinpoint potential troublemakers and neutralize them before they exercise their potential for violence.”

The U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the fund-raising activities had uncovered evidence that Chinese agents sought to direct contributions from foreign sources to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) before the 1996 presidential campaign.

The Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C. was used for coordinating contributions to the DNC. In addition to partisan complaints from Republicans, a number of FBI agents suggested the investigations into the fund-raising controversies were willfully impeded.

FBI agent Ivian Smith wrote a letter to FBI Director Louis Freeh that expressed “a lack of confidence” in the Justice Department’s attorneys regarding the fund-raising investigation.

FBI agent Daniel Wehr told Congress that the first head U.S. attorney in the investigation, Laura Ingersoll, told the agents they should “not pursue any matter related to solicitation of funds for access to the president. The reason given was, ‘That’s the way the American political process works.’ I was scandalized by that,” Wehr said. The four FBI agents also said that Ingersoll prevented them from executing search warrants to stop destruction of evidence and micromanaged the case beyond all reason.

FBI agents were also denied the opportunity to ask President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore questions during Justice Department interviews in 1997 and 1998 and were only allowed to take notes.

During the period from 1993 to 2011, FBI agents fired their weapons on 289 occasions; FBI internal reviews found the shots justified in all but 5 cases, in none of the 5 cases were people wounded. Samuel Walker, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha said the number of shots found to be unjustified was “suspiciously low.” In the same time period, the FBI wounded 150 people, 70 of whom died; the FBI found all 150 shootings to be justified. Likewise, during the period from 2011 to the present, all shootings by FBI agents have been found to be justified by internal investigation.

In a 2002 case in Maryland, an innocent man was shot, and later paid $1.3 million by the FBI after agents mistook him for a bank robber; the internal investigation found that the shooting was justified, based on the man’s actions.

The FBI has been criticized for its handling of Boston organized crime figure Whitey Bulger.

Beginning in 1975, Bulger served as an informant for the FBI. As a result, the Bureau largely ignored his organization in exchange for information about the inner workings of the Italian American Patriarca crime family.

In December 1994, after being tipped off by his former FBI handler about a pending indictment under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, Bulger fled Boston and went into hiding. For 16 years, he remained at large. For 12 of those years, Bulger was prominently listed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.[47] Beginning in 1997, the New England media exposed criminal actions by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials tied to Bulger. The revelation caused great embarrassment to the FBI.[48][49][50] In 2002, Special Agent John J Connolly was convicted of federal racketeering charges for helping Bulger avoid arrest. In 2008, Special Agent Connolly completed his term on the federal charges and was transferred to Florida where he was convicted of helping plan the murder of John B Callahan, a Bulger rival. In 2014, that conviction was overturned on a technicality. Connolly was the agent leading the investigation of Bulger.

In June 2011, the 81-year-old Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, California. Bulger was tried on 32 counts of racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and weapons charges; including complicity in 19 murders. In August 2013, the jury found him guilty on 31 counts, and having been involved in 11 murders.  Bulger was sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years.

On February 20, 2001, the bureau announced that a special agent, Robert Hanssen had been arrested for spying for the Soviet Union and then Russia from 1979 to 2001. He is serving 15 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole at ADX Florence, a federal supermax prison near Florence, Colorado.

Hanssen was arrested on February 18, 2001, at Foxstone Park near his home in Vienna, Virginia, and was charged with selling US secrets to the USSR and subsequently Russia for more than $1.4 million in cash and diamonds over a 22-year period. On July 6, 2001, he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of espionage in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  His spying activities have been described by the US Department of Justice’s Commission for the Review of FBI Security Programs as “possibly the worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history”.

In 2005, fugitive Puerto Rican Nationalist leader Filiberto Ojeda Ríos died in a gun battle with FBI agents that some charged was an assassination.  Puerto Rico Governor Aníbal Acevedo Vilá criticized the FBI assault as “improper” and “highly irregular” and demanded to know why his government was not informed of it. The FBI refused to release information beyond the official press release, citing security and agent privacy issues. The Puerto Rico Justice Department filed suit in federal court against the FBI and the US Attorney General, demanding information crucial to the Commonwealth’s own investigation of the incident. THE CASE WAS DISMISSED BY THE U.S SUPREME COURT.   Ojeda Rios’ funeral was attended by a long list of dignitaries, including the highest authority of the Roman Catholic Church in Puerto Rico, Archbishop Roberto Octavio González Nieves, ex-Governor Rafael Hernández Colón, and numerous other personalities.

In the aftermath of his death, the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization approved a draft resolution urging a “probe of pro-independence killing, human rights abuses”, after “Petitioner after petitioner condemned the assassination of Mr. Ojeda Rios by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)”.

In 2007, an agent working in Seattle, Washington for the FBI impersonated an Associated Press (AP) journalist and unwittingly infected the computer of a 15-year old suspect with a malicious surveillance software.  The incident sparked a strongly-worded statement from the AP demanding the bureau refrain from ever impersonating a member of the news media again.  Moreover, in September 2016 the incident resulted in a condemnation by the Justice Department.

In December 2017, following a US court appearance, a judge ruled in favor of the AP in a lawsuit against the FBI for fraudulently impersonating a member of the news media.

On February 16, 2018, two days after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the FBI released a statement detailing information the organization’s Public Access Line had received a month prior, on January 5, from a person close to Nikolas Cruz, the suspected shooter.  According to the statement, “The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.”  After conducting an investigation, the FBI reported that it had not followed protocol when the tip was not forwarded to the Miami Field Office, where further investigative steps would have been taken to prevent the mass killing.  (Gene McVay NOTE:  Government Spying on law abiding citizens is well established BUT when the government has all the information they need as in the Boston Bombing, 911 Attacks and this school shooting, they are too busy going after their enemies like Donald Trump?)

On July 5, 2016, then-FBI Director James Comey announced the bureau’s recommendation that the United States Department of Justice file no criminal charges relating to the Hillary Clinton email controversy.  During an unusual 15 minute press conference in the J. Edgar Hoover Building, Comey called Secretary Clinton’s and her top aides’ behavior “extremely careless”, but concluded that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case”.

On October 28, 2016, less than two weeks before the presidential election, Director Comey announced in a letter to Congress that additional emails potentially related to the Clinton email controversy had been found and that the FBI will investigate “to determine whether they contain classified information as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.”  At the time Comey sent his letter to Congress, the FBI had still not obtained a warrant to review any of the e-mails in question and was not aware of the content of any of the e-mails in question.  

After Comey’s letter to Congress, commentator Paul Callan of CNN and Niall O’Dowd of Irish Central compared Comey to J. Edgar Hoover in attempting to influence and manipulate elections.  

On November 6, 2016, in the face of constant pressure from both Republicans and Democrats, Comey conceded in a second letter to Congress that through the FBI’s review of the new e-mails, there was no wrongdoing by Clinton.

On November 12, 2016, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton directly attributed her election loss to Comey. (Gene McVay NOTE:  Didn’t the Clinton e-mails contain Top Secret Codeword information?  I was an Analyst at the National Security Agency where a Top Secret Codeword Clearance was required to get in the door.  A person could not even get in the cafeteria with just a Top Secret Clearance!  The disclosure of Top Secret information would cause EXTREMELY GRAVE damage to the United States.  Top Secret Codeword information is so highly protected because its disclosure would be a CATASTROPHY!  If Gene McVay had the same information in my possession, I would still be in prison and I left NSA 56 years ago!)

On June 14, 2018, Michael E. Horowitz, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, released a report of a year-long investigation into misconduct at the DOJ and FBI over its probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Horowitz faulted James Comey, FBI Director at the time of the email server investigation, for deviating from bureau and Justice Department protocol, which damaged the agencies’ image of impartiality, according to the watchdog report.

Comey was also faulted for a ‘troubling lack of direct or substantive communication’ with Attorney General Loretta Lynch ahead of his July 5, 2016 press conference on Clinton’s email probe and his subsequent letter to Congress in October 2016. The report read: “We found it extraordinary that, in advance of two such consequential decisions, the FBI director decided that the best course of conduct was to not speak directly and substantively with the attorney general about how best to navigate those decisions.”

Moreover, it was determined, according to an internal FBI email and a memo from two GOP-led House committees, that foreign actors may had obtained access to Clinton’s emails, including at least one email classified as “secret.” The memo did not specify who the foreign actors involved were nor the content of the emails.

The watchdog probe found no evidence of political bias or criminal misconduct in Comey’s decisions throughout the entire email server investigation. “We found no evidence that the conclusions by department prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations,” the report stated.  Shortly after the release of the report, FBI Director Christopher Wray held a news briefing in Washington where he defended the bureau’s integrity over the report’s highly-critical findings, but vowed to hold agents accountable for any misconduct and said the FBI will make its employees undergo bias training. (Gene McVay NOTE: You gotta be kidding me!)

Former Secretary of State Clinton, President Trump, lawmakers, and academics have commented on the report’s findings, denouncing Comey and his breach of bureau norms, and five FBI employees that exchanged questionable text messages leading up to the 2016 US election. All five employees, which include former counter-intelligence agent Peter Strzok, were referred by Horowitz for a separate investigation.

I expect the Mother of All FBI and Democrat Cover-ups will be the January 6th so-called Capitol Insurrection. It was reported on Tucker Carlson that the government is hiding 14,000 hours of video they have of the events on that day. What do they have to hide? I do not believe Chinese and Russian Special Forces could penetrate Capitol Defenses, including an army of snipers on rooftops, unless it was an inside job including the Speaker, Capitol Police, DC Police and many others.

Here is what real Capitol Police Security looks like! This young mother, who was confused and suffering postpartum issues, died in a hail of bullets fired by Capitol Police and Secret Service. The autopsy showed she was shot five times in the back.

One thing is clear, until the FBI and DOJ are defunded and abolished, the United States cannot exist as a free and just Republic. The bureaucracy is so corrupt, devious and dangerous that no amount of tinkering will fix it.

President George Washington only had four Cabinet Members, surely we can trim our government down a notch or two and our brave Armed Forces Personnel who fought and died shall NOT have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Wakkanai Air Station Back When

March 13, 2021

Seconds to Live in 1957

The contrails came from Siberia, crossed the Sea of Japan, and now ominously point at you. Your binoculars focus on three specks that spin the vapor-like spiders in search of their prey—the Russian light jet bombers.
A few feet away in the dimly lit control bunker on top of the Wakka­nai hill, at the northern end of Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, US airmen watch the fast-moving blips on their radarscopes. Over the tense hum of the air conditioner the scope-men read off the Red jets’ course.
“Alpha- Bravo-two – seven-four-one-­time two-six.”

The radar controller picks up his phone. “Broomstick Two—vector three­-three-zero— angels four-seven—speed six hundred.”
Now the scopes “paint” another blip, far to the south. That’s the “Broomstick” F-86 Sabrejets, scrambled from Chitose fighter base to intercept the Russians. The two blips—the Russian bombers and the Sabre-jets—converge. The radarmen lean forward.

Suddenly, the Russian blip veers away just before crossing the boundary line of our defense sector.
The controller sighs with relief. “Break off, Broomstick—break off. Thanks a million. Over.”

Still watching the retreating Reds, one of the scopemen says, “Another damned trip-tease.” It’s supposed to be a joke, but nobody laughs. For although the “trip-tease” is a daily drama at Wakkanai Air Station, the radarmen never know if this time the Russian jets are playing it for real.

“It’s like being the target man for a sideshow knife thrower,” as one airman puts it. “You know the joker is damned careful not to hit you. But maybe he didn’t sleep so good last night—maybe he is a little jumpy. A little accident and you’re a little dead.”

As Gen. Laurence S. Kuter, now Commander in Chief of the Pacific Air Forces says, “Wakkanai site is one of the most important in our defense.” And this is why.

Wedged deep into the Soviet air base complex, Wakkanai radar can practically “see” the Red pilots run for their jets on several Russian air­fields. This kind of information is in­valuable for our intelligence. Of course, it follows that the sixty-odd “watchmen” of Detachment 18, 848th Aircraft Control and Warning Squad­ron, would be the first to warn us of a Russian attack in the Far East. And they would suffer, probably, the first casualties.

So long as the cold war stays on ice, all the Russians can do is keep the watchmen on edge with their trip-tease acts. But should the Krem­lin decide on open warfare, there are long-range guns and rockets already zeroed-in on the lone Wakkanai out­post.

How does it feel to live on a bull’s-eye? Well, the watchmen know about the Red artillery and rockets, but they haven’t got time to sweat about it. They are too busy fighting another enemy—the weather.

During the nine-month winter, 100-knot gales bury the radar bubble and the camp under twenty-foot snow drifts. Power lines go down, and the water supply freezes. The other three months there it is either fog or rain. When the sun does make rare appearances, Wakkanai camp gets a choking gas attack from the “honey buckets” —the odor from nearby canneries.

While fighting the Wakkanai weather war, the watchmen must keep their radar sets and their radio relay stations on the air around the clock. To keep the “scope dopes” watching their sets, the “static chasers” passing radio messages, and the diesel generators feeding the juice for so much electronic gear, the maintenance crews work hard, sleep little and lightly.

The spare parts problem—pumps, tubes, and condensers to be replaced in a hurry—are a constant headache for the supply men, whose nearest depot is some 200 miles away. Japanese roads, especially on Hokkaido, look good only on the map, and if a truck gets stuck in one of the highway hell-holes, it takes a deep-sea diving team to fish it out of the mud.

The camp’s main gate is at the last stop of the rickety bus from Wakkanai town, and, arriving, you get that end-­of-the-line feeling, for this is the tip of the Wakkanai peninsula and the snow-capped peaks visible across the murky sea are on the other side of the Iron Curtain—in Sakhalin.

Huddling under a bleak hill is the camp—a handful of green-painted Nis­sen huts and wooden, one-story bar­racks. Most of them are intercon­nected with narrow corridors leading to the mess hall—an arrangement the airmen appreciate in the heavy winter snow. Those hand-holding barracks hide the usual camp traffic and the place looks deserted except for a few Japanese mechanics at the small mo­tor pool. You can easily cross the en­tire camp from the main gate to the back entrance in minutes. And about three miles away, along a steep, winding trail, the radar tower keeps its bulging eye on the Kremlin’s backyard.

An Air Force blue “six-by” truck stops at the back gate. Bundled in a parka, Capt. Ed Spiller, the main­tenance officer and the “First Mate” of Detachment 18, leans out of the cab. “I’m taking a new shift up the hill—hop in,” he says.
From the camp level, the hill doesn’t look too bad, but from the truck’s cab it feels like the climb on a roller coaster before that first big dip. With the engine grinding in low gear, the truck noses up toward low clouds. The watchmen in the back of the truck automatically balance against the impossible angle and anchor themselves to the stanchions.
“Good thing we can’t go any faster,” laughs Spiller. “At this angle we’d overshoot the bubble and wind up in outer space.”

Spiller, a dark, lean “Downeaster” from Maine, has a favorite trick he plays on the rare visitors to the Wakaknai hill. Driving nonchalantly with one hand, he drops a casual remark, “The other day the brakes failed—just about here.”
The visitor looks down the precipice and quickly turns his head away.

“Don’t you want to know what happened?”

The visitor grabs the door handle.

Lightheartedly, Spiller goes on. “Well, there’s a water reservoir down there—on the bottom,” he says. “We’ve never found the truck or the men. But the water has been tasting peculiar ever since. Maybe you’ve noticed. Once I found a hair in my water glass. Blond. Crew cut.”

When his passenger is about to bail out, Spiller breaks into a laugh. “Didn’t mean to scare you,” he says. “It didn’t really happen.” Then he adds. “But it could, you know.”

A stalled snowplow “Cat” balancing precariously on the road’s edge and a bogged-down truck a little farther on bear mute testimony to the rough going on “Spiller Turnpike,” as the men call the trail to the top of the hill. Even though most of the winter snow has melted, we can’t drive all the way up. The slush is too much for the sturdy six-by, so we walk the last hundred yards.

It’s a comparatively calm day, but you still have to brace yourself against the Siberian breeze as it tugs at you with powerful eddies at the foot of the radar tower. It was at the entrance to this tower that A/1C Paul G. Brodeur, a radar maintenance man, fought a duel with a ninety-knot gale last winter.

Brodeur was on his way to fix an antenna. Holding down his parka hood and leaning into the gale, he made his way to the concrete porch of the tower. As he started to climb the steps, a gust of wind picked him up, carried him across the nine-foot porch, and slammed him against the corrugated steel wall.

Bruised and aching, Brodeur crawled back to the steps. The wind pushed him down, but he kept on trying until he made it inside. He fixed the antenna before he collapsed.

“I’m no hero,” he says. “That job had to be done. With the antenna on the blink, the guys in the bunker couldn’t work their scopes.”

If you want to get into the control bunker and live to see what’s going on inside, you’d better speak softly, move gently, and have your ID card right handy. For the airman who opens the steel door sticks his .45 “grease gun” at you—his finger on the trigger—no fooling.

Capt. Jack Miller, the Detachment’s CO and the radar controller, greets you at the bunker. “Sorry about the lethal hardware,” he says. “This bunker is the nut of our operation. We can’t take any chances.”

The door slams shut behind you and the concrete walls close in. Along a narrow corridor you pass the radar and radio maintenance shops, crowded but shipshape. You peek into the switchboard room and climb a few steps onto the radar control balcony. When your eyes get accustomed to the semidark, you see the “scope dopes” watching the PPI sets (Plan Position Indicator) and the Height Finder set.

Under the far wall of the control room (which isn’t very far—fifteen feet or so) there is the transparent plotting board—a kind of a skeleton map showing the outlines of the Siberian coast, Sakhalin Island, and, of course, Hokkaido Island with Wak­kanai on its tip. If you focus your eyes through that plastic sheet, you’ll barely see the plotter. The plotter is plugged in on the “scope dopes” who read the aircraft position off their PPIs. As he gets the messages, he draws the tracks in glowing crayon. He does it backwards—like the TV weather girl.

Beneath the control balcony sits the “teller.” Like his banking namesake, he is a stickler for figures. He keeps an eye on the plotting board and passes the information in code by radiophone to the direction center a couple of hundred miles away.

Captain Miller sits at his controller’s console. Looking over his shoulder, you see the “sweep”—a slim pencil of fluorescent light that goes around the scope with the smoothness of a sec­ond hand on an electric clock. That’s the electronic picture of radio waves the rotating antenna sends into space. As the beam bounces off the objects in its path—terrain, planes, etc., the sweep “paints” ghostly contours of coastlines. An aircraft shows as a blip—a sharp pinpoint of light—the kind you get after you switch off your television set.

Miller points to a couple of blips over Sakhalin. “Looks like a training mission,” he says. “Probably shooting landings. See how they go around the field?”

The Russian blips stay over Sakha­lin, and there is no cause for alarm. Yet Miller’s deep voice is tense. “You never know when those boys get or­ders to head for us,” he says. “So we play Peeping Tom on them all the time.”
The shift on the hill ordinarily lasts eight hours, but the two scope dopes always on duty have to be relieved every forty minutes or so.

“By the end of your stretch you fall into a scope spin,” A/2C Bill Minton, a radar crew chief, tells you. “They carry you off stiff with your head go­ing around.”

But in the winter even the tracked “Weasels” can’t get to the hill. The relief shift don their snowshoes or skis and walk up—or try to. On many occasions, the trail disappears under the snow drifts, and the bliz­zard drives the men back to the camp.

“You go on a shift and it’s like shipping overseas,” says A/2C Bill “Country” Howard. “You’ve got to carry a load of C rations and you never know when you’re going to be back. Just to walk up that hill takes you almost two hours.”
“Yeah, and what happens when you finally get back?” chirps in A/2C Wayne Ippolito, a “static chaser” from Brockton, Mass. “You hardly have time to stretch in your sack and in comes Sergeant Frizzell and gets you up to dig snow.”
M/Sgt. Edmond “Lefty” Frizzell, the “top stud” of the detachment, has a way even with the exhausted watch­men. “I hate to pull them out of their sacks,” he says, “but the damned stuff piles up so fast that if we didn’t dig all the time, we’d be snowed under for the duration. ‘Course, I know how bushed those kids are so I make a big joke about it and sure enough, they get up and shovel—no sweat at all.”

In spite of Lefty’s psychology and the efforts of his men, the snow always wins in the end. The men have to tunnel their way out of the barracks, and only the crosstrees of the tele­phone poles stick out of the buried camp site.
One winter, Lefty recalls, a bird colonel from higher headquarters came to inspect the camp’s security measures. “Sergeant, the camp is sup­posed to have a twenty-foot fence,” the colonel said firmly. “How come you haven’t got one here?”

Lefty, never at a loss for words, said, “We do, sir. You’re standing on top of it.”
The camp is supplied by the Wak­kanai town electric power. Of course, when a blizzard knocks off some wires and covers up others, the power goes off. And no electricity—no water.
“What do you do in an emergency like that?” you ask.

“Emergency, hell—this is our winter SOP,” answers Captain Spiller. “We use sake for a whiskey chaser—tastes good and works twice as fast. The only problem is shaving. You see, it’s dark in the latrine and we have to do everything by braille. Shaving with toothpaste isn’t so bad, but have you ever tried to brush your teeth with shaving cream?”
Wakkanai winter is the toughest on mess hail boss Sergeant Tippton and his right-hand man, A/2C Fred Clark. The watchmen never miss the chow call, no matter how deep the snow outside. And, as Clark says, “A hun­gry CI is worse than the Hokkaido bear.” So, Clark marshals his Japanese cooks and helpers to fill every sink, can, and dish with water for use in cooking and dishwashing.

“It’s a headache, but we’ve never missed the chow schedule,” says Clark. “Of course, when the power fails we can’t use our ‘reefers’ (walk-in refrig­erators) but it’s plenty cold so the stuff keeps all right.”
Clark ought to know the CI mess hail behavior pattern. His father was an Army mess sergeant. Of course, being a GI himself, Clark gripes, too.

“I can hardly wait to get the hell out of here—go home to California,” he says. And in the same breath, he adds, ‘On second thought, I’ll prob­ably wind up reenlisting in Japan. I know I’ll miss this God-forsaken place —a swell bunch of guys.”

The only spot at the Wakkanai Mr Station where there’s no water short­age or power failure is the hill. Wa­ter is no problem because the crews do not have any. If they want a drink, they merely melt snow.

The power on the hill never fails because of the unbeatable combina­tion of three diesel generators and the “Quiet Man,” as the men call S/Sgt. Robert Booth. In a separate dugout near the control bunker, Booth pets his diesels until they purr with­ out missing a beat. Keeping them shipshape is no mean task. The diesels breathe through louvered intakes on top of the dugout, which must stay open lest the engines suffocate and quit. So, when a blizzard starts ram­ming the snow into the louvers, Booth and his helpers arm themselves with shovels and fight the snow for some­times hours at a stretch.

But Booth only shrugs at praise. “The radar’s got to go on,” he says quietly. “I’m just doing my job.”

This “just doing my job” is the standard answer at Wakkanai. You get it from the green GIs just off the train and from the “repeaters”—the oldtimers bitten by the Wakkanai bug who sign up for another tour. The top oldtimer among the watchmen is one of the youngest men there—the twenty-three-year-old M/Sgt. William “Sid” Sidwell, in charge of radio maintenance.

When the watchmen got sick of listening to the Kremlin radio propa­ganda—the only stuff their sets could get—Sidwell and a couple of other “static chasers” built their own broad­casting station, the WAKK. Now rock-and-roll platters drown out the Ochy Tshornye from Vladivostok. A bulb burned out? A mess hail “reefer” on the blink? Sid always hears about it and always finds time to fix it.

One night during a rainstorm Sid got an emergency call. One of the 3,300-volt line poles in the camp was on fire. Sid grabbed his pole-climbing gear, corralled Bob Marshall, his help­er, and raced for the trouble spot.
Sure enough, the creosoted cross-arm supporting the wire insulators was crackling like a bomb fuse. One high-tension wire was already droop­ing and within minutes there would be dangerous fireworks that could wreck the camp’s electricity supply.

Leaving Marshall below to stand by, Sidwell climbed aloft. Perched be­tween the two hot lines, Sidwell put out the fire. Swaying in the gale, he reached for the wire to refasten it. A gust of wind whipped the 3,300-volt line against Sidwell’s thigh. There was a flash.

“I thought he got it,” says A/1C Marshall. “He let out a hell of a scream and slumped in his safety belt. I started to climb to get him off, but before I was halfway up, Sid came to. He was still moaning, but he told me to stay down.”
Looking back on his high-wire act, Sidwell crinkles his baby blue eyes. “Hell, I was up there already,” he says. “Why should Marshall stick his neck out, too.”

Sid finished the job as he always does. He still sports a scar above his knee. Had the wire touched him sev­eral inches higher he would have been a goner.

Sidwell’s main responsibility is the radio relay stations—the lifeline of the Wakkanai outfit. Usually, when one of the radio sets goes off, the stand-by set takes over. But last spring, a one-­in-a-million chance put the stand-by gear out of commission, too. There was no way of repairing the sets—they had to be replaced.

Putting an order through the sup­ply channels would have meant weeks off the air, so Sidwell decided to pick up the new sets himself. With two spare tires on his six-by truck, he took off for the depot 260 miles away.

Nineteen hours and two fiats later, he made it. He helped load the seven tons of equipment, and that same eve­ning he began retracing his tire tracks to Wakkanai.

The heavily loaded six-by was harder on the fires—four of them blew out. The overworked hydraulic jack gave up the ghost.

“But I was lucky,” Sidwell says. “The outside tires still held so I drove on—the hell with the inside flats.”

However, Sidwell began to wonder about his luck when he stopped at the flood-swollen Teshio River. Crossing the river on the way to the depot had not been bad. The truck had been light enough for the hand-operated ferry boat. Now, the laden six-by would make the wooden ferry 9,000 pounds overweight.

Sidwell rooted out the old Japanese ferry operator. “Papa-San, we’ve got to get across. Think we can make it?”
Papa-San looked over the squatting truck and shrugged. “Dai-jobe — we try.”

The crossing, Sidwell recalls, was a submarine operation. Hauling on the ferry’s rope, Sidwell and Papa-San stood waist deep in the swirling current. The boat creaked and lurched, but made it across.

Another watchman who is held in high esteem is the “Doc”—A/lC William E. Porter. His doctorate is purely honorary; he is a medical tech­nician. But he is trained to take care of any ailment from trenchfoot to ap­pendicitis. And since Wakkanai has no MD, Porter rates high among the men.

Porter has an honest-to-suture sur­gery—scalpels, drugs, the works. He holds regular sick calls and like any conscientious GP, he’s always on the end of a phone after his office hours.

One night he was dragged out of his sack to attend a delirious airman. Porter unpacked his bag and examined the fellow.

“I’m always wary of malingering,” he says. “Some guys like to take advantage of me, but that kid had real-McCoy pneumonia—high fever and high pulse rate—everything like in my medical book.”
Porter gave his patient an alcohol bath, a shot of penicillin, and calledthe nearest MD, then at Chitose Air Base. The doctor confirmed the diagnosis and told Porter to keep the man at Wakkanai. And after three days of Porter’s care, the patient was good as new.

Another time Lefty Frizzell got banged up in an automobile crash. Porter taped Lefty’s broken ribs, put his broken arm in splints, sutured the gash on his forehead, and fed him codeine. Since Wakkanai has no X-ray, Porter shipped the doped-up Lefty to Chitose base hospital, where he recovered nicely.

The man who by popular opinion (and Porter’s medical book) should get a case of ulcers is Maj. James S. Purdum—the Wakkanai station com­mander. Running what he calls a housekeeping detachment, Purdum is the camp’s Mess Officer, Postal Officer, Special Services Officer, PX Officer, Installations Officer, Provost Marshal, and the Motor Pool Officer rolled into one.

“I am like the tail trying to wag the dog,” he says in his West Virginia drawl. “I guess even Houdini would be stumped by some of my problems.”

A former horse artillery officer, Purdum is every inch a regular soldier—rough, tough, and regulations. Yet, behind his ramrod back the men call him Dad.

If one of his men gets in trouble in Wakkanai town, Purdum dons his civvies and goes to see the mayor or the chief of police. He gets no cramps from sitting cross-legged, and he can hold his sake—assets highly esteemed, by the Japanese. He speaks enough Japanese to assuage the officials and get his man off the hook.

During a typical day, Purdum survives mostly on coffee. You see him supervise the mess hall extension, the new airmen’s club project, snowplowing, the camp’s ancient plumbing, planning lawns, booking movies, checking the camp’s laundry, and haggling on the phone with higher headquarters over the shortages—his biggest headache.
One day Purdum got word that the American consul was arriving by train for a visit. “All my jeeps and weapons carriers were on the job,” says Purdum. “The Japanese taxi was busy, too, and I was in a fix.”

With only minutes to get to the station, Purdum pulled one of his famous improvisations. He took the only vehicle available and probably made diplomatic history. The consul rode to the camp in a garbage truck.
Of course, the men still gripe—what GI does not? But they appreciate “Dad’s” efforts to make Wakkanai livable, which is a far cry from what the camp used to be in pre-Purdum days. Before Purdum took over the radar detachment’s CO struggled with all the housekeeping problems. And holding so many jobs besides keeping the radar watch was enough to make anybody slip his blip.

A part of the Wakkanai legend is a story of the early CO who bought himself a horse, a ten-gallon hat, and a pair of six guns. His men called themselves Wakkanai Rangers and actually ran the camp in the Old West style. When the higher brass learned about it, they sent a tough master sergeant to the camp to whip up some discipline.
Of course, the “Rangers” didn’t go for that. They held a meeting and decided to string the top stud from a mess hall rafter. The CO’s western blood boiled. He galloped to the scene and with his shooting irons cocked, rescued the sergeant.

Purdum, of course, heard the legend. An avid horse lover himself, he would like to have a mount of his own. But as he says, “I’m going to keep walk­ing—I don’t want anybody to jump to conclusions.”
As you leave the Wakkanai Air Station, you see a small, white build­ing by the fence. That’s the chapel. The men put it up themselves in six weeks of their spare time.

During the dedication ceremony, Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish watchmen listened to the rites and the speeches in perfect harmony. The visiting Protestant chaplain and Fa­ther Peter Takamia from the Roman Catholic Wakkanai parish consecrated the chapel. There were only three men of the Jewish faith—two airmen and Alex Berger, a Philco technical representative. So, Alex—an Orthodox Jew—donned his skull cap and chanted in Hebrew before the tough Wakka­nai congregation.

And Dad Purdum gave a brief speech. “The thing that makes us men is the spiritual life,” he said. “This chapel is the symbol of it and of what we stand for.”

The watchmen have a succinct CI term for those who are about to go home. It is “figmo,” which in polite, free translation means, “Farewell, I’ve got my orders.” But those who are figmo hate to leave, for the rugged Wakkanai duty holds a magnetic challenge.

Bill Minton, the twenty-year-old radar crew chief, puts it this way, “If the shooting ever started, we’d have ninety seconds to live. But it’s a damned good feeling to know that as long as we’re doing a job here, the shooting may never start.

Five years after this story was written, I was assigned to Wakkanai Air Station as an Intelligence Analyst. I could see Russia from my dormitory some 30 miles away. I was a teenager in the USAF Security Service and quickly became Analysis and Reporting Chief over several who out ranked me.

I have fond memories of Japan and the wonderful residents of the northern tip of Japan. Here is the movie I made back in 1963, the only year that I never walked on United States soil but Wakkanai went to DEFCON 2 and I guarded a transformer off the base in deep snow after President Kennedy was assassinated.

Dominion Voting Systems in the Hot Seat

November 23, 2020

The controversy surrounding Dominion Voting Systems (DVS) is fascinating. On the one hand, the Wikipedia page for DVS already claims that the company was the subject of a hoax perpetrated by the far-right Qanon conspiracy theory and spread by One America News (OAN), President Donald Trump, and Trump surrogates.

These entities allege that the company’s voting machines have been compromised resulting in millions of votes for Donald Trump being deleted or switched to votes for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

It is telling that the Wikipedia page would be claiming that this is a hoax even though these allegations have yet to be tested in court.

Any reasonable person would be suspicious of this preemptive claim.

Furthermore, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) stated on November 12, 2020, which read “the November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.

There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.

While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections.”  Is Comey, Clapper, Brennan, Holder, Obama, Hillary and Mueller STILL RUNNING THE DEEP STATE?

On its webpage, DVS categorically denies false assertions about vote switching issues with its voting system. It claims “it has never been owned by Smartmatic; that allegations of deletion or switching of votes are completely false; DVS is a non-partisan US company; there were no DVS software glitches and ballots were accurately tabulated; the results are 100% auditable; no unauthorized or last-minute software updates occurred; there were no issues with the use of sharpie pens; assertions of voter fraud conspiracies are 100% false”.

In contrast, Sidney Powell, an attorney for the Trump administration, stated in an interview with Fox News, Maria Bartiromo, when referring to ballot-counting machines from DVS: “they can stick a thumb drive in the machine or load software to it. Even from the Internet, they can do it from Germany or Venezuela even. They can remote access anything. They can watch votes in real-time. They can shift votes in real-time. We’ve identified mathematically the exact algorithm they used and planned to use from the beginning to modify the votes in this case, to make sure Biden won.”

Sidney Powell continues: “I’ve got a first-hand witness. I have an affidavit from the witness which can now be used publicly. He was present for the creation of the system for this specific purpose, of falsifying election results for Hugo Chavez and then Maduro.

They exported this all-over Latin America. It is the Smartmatic and DVS systems that were built to do this very thing, for changing the results of elections”.

According to public records, DVS systems are used in 2000 jurisdictions in 30 states. According to experts, if one site has a flaw, other sites are likely to as well, which is why Texas rejected using DVS software three times raising concerns that the system was not safe from fraudulent or unauthorized manipulation.

Given we already know that at least two software “glitches” in Georgia and Michigan occurred on election night, attorney Sidney Powell is leading the charge against DVS, and she claims she has enough evidence of fraud to launch a massive criminal investigation.

Powell stated “First of all I never say anything I cannot prove. Even their manual explains how votes can be wiped away. It’s like drag-and-drop votes to a separate folder and then delete that folder.

We’ve even got evidence of some kickbacks”.

In a January 2020 House hearing on election security John Poulos, President and CEO of DVS stated that his company does have components in their systems that are made in CCP China.

These components include LCD screens, chip components, capacitors and resistors. Poulos stated that the DVS ballot-counting machines are manufactured in the United States.

The company has used lobbying firms that employ lobbyists with ties to major figures like Georgia’s Republican Governor and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well as a lobbyist who donate money to Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell. Increasing the scrutiny, it has also worked with firms tied to George Soros and Robert Mueller.

A former ambassador named by former President Barack Obama sits on the board of the company that acquired it in 2018 (Staple Street Capital). There are eight registered lobbyists for DVS in Georgia alone, including former Georgia Democratic Secretary of State Lewis A. Massey and Jared Thomas, former chief of staff to Republican Governor Brian Kemp.

The first lobbying firm hired by DVS was the powerful Brownstein Farber Hyatt Schreck, and Nadeem Elshami, Pelosi’s former chief of staff, was one of the firm’s lobbyists.

The Washington Post listed DVS as a Clinton Foundation donor of $25,000 to $50,000 in 2014.

DVS ballot counting systems have experienced “glitches” in other circumstances. After the polls closed on election night in New Brunswick, Canada in 2014, results began to come in, but then abruptly stopped. Elections New Brunswick stopped updating the results website for more than 90 minutes, and by 11 p.m., none of the votes from any of the precincts had been fully counted.

Following the election night incident, Dominion Voting Systems, which provided tabulation machines in the 2014 election and again in 2018, blamed the missing provincial results on an “off-the-shelf computer program” that malfunctioned.

This meant that the machine was unable to communicate effectively with the Elections New Brunswick server.

This year’s high-profile Conservative Party leadership election in Canada was scheduled to announce results on August 23, but a voting machine malfunction caused significant delays and the first round of results were not announced until the early morning hours of August 24, when Erin O’Toole was elected.

During the 2010 Philippine elections, there was a reported problem with the Dominion voting software source code: “The commands to add, update and delete existing database records lacked closed transaction logic, which could affect the database contents and could lead to database integrity and other corruption issues”.

The Times reported that some Democrats in the Georgia Legislature opposed purchasing the system but there is “some evidence that heavy lobbying and sales tactics have played a role in their adoption in Georgia and elsewhere.”

According to Center Square, the company “was rejected three times by data communications experts from the Texas Secretary of State and Attorney General’s Office for failing to meet basic security standards.”

Most of the allegations against DVS so far are circumstantial. However, it is significant that the statements of the company are in stark contrast to those made by Sidney Powell, attorney to the Trump campaign, who claims she has incontrovertible evidence of fraud related to the DVS machines.

What we do know is that there appear to be significant connections between DVS and individuals sympathetic to globalist aims, as well as to democratic operatives and political figures, and potentially even to jurisdictions that are hostile to America – such as Venezuela.

Furthermore, it is a fact that the Company’s vote-counting machines were rejected by the State of Texas because they were found to be unreliable and vulnerable to hacking.

By the company’s admission components for the machines are made in CCP China. Ultimately, the role played by DVS ballot counting systems in alleged American election fraud will be tested in court. 

As Steve Bannon often says: “we do not believe in conspiracy theories, but we also do not believe in coincidences”.

It is telling that the DVS Wikipedia page, along with most Mainstream Media outlets, are claiming that this is a hoax even though these allegations have yet to be tested in court. Any reasonable person would be suspicious of these preemptive claims.

■■Gene McVay’s money is on Sidney Powell■■

Do you know the Communist Playbook?

May 4, 2020

I am self quarantined and can’t physically shake sense into the American people but I hope you will learn and share this information, pretty please.

Will you step back to 1963 with Gene McVay? That was the only year that I did not see United States soil while stationed on the northern tip of Japan at Wakkanai.
President John Kennedy was assassinated and my unit went to DEFCON 2 some 30 miles from Russia. I was Armed and sent outside the base to guard a transformer in four feet of snow.


AlcatrazI was closed.
The Beatles released “I Want to Hold Your Hand with “I Saw Her Standing There”
The Year End Close of the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 762.

Average Cost of a new house was $12,650.00.
Average Income per year was $5,807.00.
Gas cost 29 cents a gallon.
Average Cost of a new car was $3,233.00.

On Thursday, January 10, 1963 this happened in the United States House of Representatives:

Mr. HERLONG: Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of Communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of Communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court

By the way, Syd Herlong was a Democrat Representative for 20 years, a WW II Veteran who also served in the National Guard as a Captain.

He was also a lawyer and was president of the Florida State Baseball League.

Over the years I shared what I know with you including Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

If every Freedom loving American knew the playbook of enemies of America, we would be better prepared to uphold and defend our Constitution and save our Country.

The sad truth is that we elect pretty faces with cute phrases who have no values and know nothing.

Stop it!

Yours truly,
Gene McVay

President Trump, You have a Big VA Problem

January 8, 2020

President Trump, you have a big problem. Several years ago the National Commander of the American Legion called for the resignation of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Secretary resigned but the deep state VA bureaucracy still remains the greatest enemy United States Veterans have ever faced.

I don’t want get in front of anybody but my unresolved claim is about 15 years old! Others have waited much longer. What takes 15 years? The World Wars didn’t take that long!

Last March 2019, VA officials reported they may have a decision on adding four new diseases to the list of Agent Orange presumptive benefits eligibility by the summer of 2019. Here we are, five months later, and VA officials still haven’t moved ahead with adding the new disabilities to the Agent Orange presumptive list.

Researchers from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine announced they had compiled “sufficient evidence” linking hypertension, bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson’s-like symptoms with exposure to Agent Orange and other defoliants used in Vietnam and surrounding countries in the 1960s and 1970s. So far, VA officials remain perplexed about the validity of the data as it relates to exposure to Agent Orange.

The delay is the latest frustration for Vietnam veterans who are already unsettled by the VA’s decision earlier this summer to postpone disability compensation related to “Blue Water” Navy veterans’s cases until early January 2020.

According to VA officials, adding bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson’s-like symptoms to the Agent Orange presumptive list would potentially benefit thousands of aging veterans, and, at the same time, adding a significant amount to VA’s benefits expenses.

The VA is not concerned about merit pay increases for VA Doctors and bureaucrats strain on the budget.

While not a lock, adding high blood pressure to the Agent Orange presumptive list of disabilities could further delay a decision simply because the VA’s stance is high blood pressure is common in millions of older Americans, complicating whether it should be labeled a conclusive result of military service. Of course, Vietnam Veterans were not older Americans when they were struck with high blood pressure decades ago. We became older Americans watching the VA delay, deny and wait until we die.

January 8, 2020 Update: VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said in a letter last month he won’t make a decision about new compensation until late 2020 at the earliest.

I guess Secretary Wilkie already knows that the life excpectency for Vietnam Veterans is 66 while it is 78 for non Veterans. I’m sure Secretary Wilkie knows that about 400 Vietnam Veterans die every day. Wilkie can play the waiting game while he blows the VA budget on bureaucrats.

Again, the four diseases being considered for compensation are bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, hypertension and Parkinson’s-like symptoms.

Congress is requiring VA to provide a detailed explanation for the years-long delay in making a decision on whether to cover those illnesses, along with a cost estimate and a specific date when VA expects the changes to go into effect.

So what can President Trump do? Fire the VA Secretary and all the bureaucrats like President Reagan fired Air Traffic Controllers. Contract VA Claims to India and allow qualified Veterans to receive healthcare at Mayo Clinic or any other facility of their choosing.

I used to tell my employees that there is a difference between almost doing something and actually doing something. Since General Omar Bradley left the VA, they have not even come close to almost doing something!

The DC Marble Retirement Center

December 19, 2019

Off and on for the last few days I have been watching the day to day activities at an old nursing home on First St SE in Washington, DC.

Construction started on this huge facility on September 18, 1793 and was completed during 1800.

Since money is no object for the elderly residents, I will not give the floor area of the five story structure in square feet but in acres.

The total floor area of the American Neoclassicisical old folks home is 16.5 acres.

The older residents have been doddering around the building for around 40 years and have grown tired of bingo, knitting, birdwatching, crochet, indoor gardening and yoga.

For the last three years the activities director has been focused on a new game she calls Impeaching the United States President.

Since the director, Nancy Pelosi, spends very little time working and much of the time enjoying her favorite hobby of luxury travel to exotic places with free flowing taxpayer provided high dollar liquor, Impeaching the United States President cannot be played in a few hours like bingo or checkers.

The object of the game is not to remove the President from office, though that is what the doddering fools fantasize about as they huddle in the basement.

The object is simply to torment the President and drag him through the mud to distract him and prevent him from making America prosperous, proud, safe and great again.


The marble swamp creatures can only exist in murky rat infested conditions where their activities are hidden from the public eye.

Oh look Adam, there’s a school bus from Grinder’s Switch! Let’s tell the school kids about Justice, Freedom, Democracy and the American Way!

Sleep tight America, your House of Representatives has your back.