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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Breaking News: The Waffle House Massacre: White Man Travis Reinking, 29, Wanted for Mass Murder in Nashville; He Allegedly Shot 4 People Dead, and Wounded 4 Others, in Gun-Free Zone with an AR-15 Rifle

By Nicholas Stix

Nashville police are identifying the fugitive shooter as being “of Morton, IL,” but they also say he lives in a local housing complex in Nashville. Thus, I dropped the confusing refence to Illinois, since it misleads readers into thinking the guy drove down from Illinois to kill people.




BREAKING: Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, IL, is person of interest in Waffle House shooting. Vehicle the gunman arrived in is registered to him. Gunman last seen walking south on Murfreesboro Pike. He shed is coat and is nude. See Reinking? Pls call 615-862-8600 immediately.
 

“Police spokesman Don Aaron said three people died at the scene and one person died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“Aaron said the suspect arrived at the restaurant in a pickup truck and sat in the parking lot for four minutes, shot two people with an assault rifle in the parking lot, then went inside and continued firing.

“A 29-year-old male patron inside the restaurant wrestled the rifle away from the suspect and tossed it over a counter, Aaron said.

"‘No doubt he saved many lives by wrestling the gun away and tossing it over the counter and prompting the man to leave," Aaron said.

“At least four people were injured.

“A Waffle House spokesman didn't immediately return a telephone message seeking comment.

“Aaron said the victims' names weren't immediately released.

“The suspect, wearing only a green jacket, shed the jacket after fleeing the restaurant. Aaron said he lived at an apartment complex in the area and, based on witness reports, went to the complex and put on a pair of pants.

“Aaron said witnesses saw a man in a nearby wooded area, and police dogs were tracking the man, some six hours after the 3:25 a.m. shooting.”

At the Chicago Tribune.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

2 Men Sentenced to Probation for Gang-Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl, Triggering Backlash

 

“From left to right in top row, Tyron Williams, Clarence Williams and Jacolby Williams, and left to right in bottom row, James Williams and Tommy Williams were all accused of gang-raping a 13-year-old girl in December 2016.” (Colorado Springs Police Department mug shots)
 

By Reader-Researcher A.L.
(Several other R-Rs also sent in links to this story)
Updated on Sunday, April 22, 2018, 537 a.m.

Look at these savages. Crime committed against a minor, three times the amount of normal punishment, and crime against a handicapped person, three times more than that. Should be nine times the punishment, as is usually meted out. [Or used to be.] I must be getting old, probation.
 

By Nicole Darrah

A family in Colorado is outraged after two men, who were accused of gang-raping a 13-year-old girl with their br...

At Fox News.

A Top Campaign Adviser to Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby Has Resigned from His Post as He Faces Criminal Charges of Harassment and Assault Involving Two Women He Had Dated

 


Defendant Quincey Gamble
 

By Prince George's County Ex-Pat
Corrected and expanded on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 1:33 a.m.
 

Adviser to Baltimore state's attorney resigns amid criminal charges

“Gamble is a former executive director of the Maryland Democratic Party and has advised several [losing] Democratic campaigns in the city — including former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial bid and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.” 

At WJLA.

 


“Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, right, holds a news conference near the site where Freddie Gray was arrested after her office dropped the remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in Gray's death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. At left is Gray's father, Richard Shipley.”
N.S.: I am convinced that if SA Mosby would not always wear such a crazed expression on her face, she’d be cute. But that’s like my mom saying of her Irish upstairs neighbor, Jean, “She’s delightful, when she’s sober.”


 

“You're not supposed to die that way.” Please Support WEJB/NSU, so I Can Alert More Americans, so They Don’t Get Stabbed to Death in a Restaurant, While Holding Their Five-Year-Old Daughter on Their Lap!

 

War crime victim Anthony Mele, his wife, Hanna, and their daughter
 

Ventura County, California Prosecutor Richard Simon said that of the murder on Thursday of white, 35-year-old Anthony Mele in a Ventura restaurant.

News articles all say the murder was “random,” even as they report that black defendant Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with first-degree murder.

Jackson reportedly just walked into the restaurant and slaughtered Mele, a total stranger.

News articles are now reporting that Jackson had been acting “disruptive” in public for three hours before he allegedly murdered Anthony Mele, but police refused to do anything. Police now claim that they lacked the “resources” to respond.

I don’t believe them. Police all over the country are in radical de-policing mode, where blacks and Hispanics—the perpetrators of the vast majority of violent crime in this county—are concerned. Murderous, racist blacks and their cellphone-brandishing supporters seek to set up white cops, not only to cost them their jobs, their liberty, and their lives. The cops are thus increasingly worthless.

Commenters say that the killer was “mentally ill.” People don’t say that about a white man who murders black strangers. People who play the “crazy card” on behalf of black killers are anti-justice. You can have compassion for the victim, or for the perp, but not for both. This is one area where morality is properly a zero-sum game.

(I read that there’s a fundraising campaign for the victim’s widow and daughter, and was going to link to it, but there is no clear connection between the family and the person who set it up, and as these things are often scams, I will not link to, or even name it.)

The murder was anything but random. Mopes like Jamal Jackson do not walk up to black strangers and slit their throats, but they do it to white strangers all the time.

I have been writing on the black race war on whites since 1990.

Please help me continue my work, by hitting the PayPal Donate button at the top of this page, and making a generous donation.

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Black Supremacist Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., Who Mocked Gang Rape-Torture Murder Victims Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, Applauds Racist Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson

 



Two racists: Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson, above, and Miami Herald syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr., below


 

By Reader-Researcher R.C.

 
"A standing ovation for the Starbucks CEO who confronted the truth about racism in America
"Kevin Johnson did the expected after two black men who were waiting for a friend. were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Then he did something unexpected."
 


Fisked by Nicholas Stix

Pitts responded to the racially motivated carjacking-kidnapping-gangrape-torture murders of Channon Christian and Christopher News by saying to any whites angered by the atrocity, “Cry me a river.”

In a later column, to add insult to injury, Pitts lied about what he’d said, asserting that he’d only meant that for white supremacists.

Pitts didn’t win a Pulitzer Prize, in spite of being a shameless racist, but as a reward for his racism.
 

A standing ovation for the Starbucks CEO who confronted the truth about racism in America
By Leonard Pitts Jr.
lpitts@miamiherald.com
April 21, 2018 05:28 A.M.
Fresno Bee

Racism is a white problem.

[N.S.: No, it isn’t. It’s a black problem. And a brown problem.]

I know that many white people will instinctively and emphatically resist that observation. They’ll note the self-evident truth that prejudice is confined to no one culture or color. Having known more than a few African-American bigots, homophobes and anti-Semites, I’ll be happy to concede the point.

But racism is more than prejudice. It is, rather, the system by which prejudice is encoded into the laws and customs of a society so that, to take an example not quite at random, two black men can be arrested for waiting quietly on a prospective business associate to arrive for a meeting at Starbucks.

[What a liar. The entire American legal system is geared to benefit blacks at whites’ expense. And those two black men were arrested for trespassing, when they refused to buy anything, while taking up a table. You can't even "wait quietly" in a waiting area at some railroad stations, without buying a ticket.]

People of color have no access to the system that allows that. ["Access"? "System"? "Allows" what? hat on earth is he alking about?!] So, while they must figure out how to live under racism, racism itself is not their problem. The system was built by and for white people; it’s up to them to dismantle it.

That’s a truth white men and women often find difficult to process. [No, it’s a lie.] I’m reminded of something a white, Southern-born colleague wrote in 1995. The late Michael Browning and I were traveling the South doing interviews and visiting historic sites for a series of essays on race.

In Atlanta, we sat down with the Rev. C.T. Vivian, a former aide to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he mentioned a question he said he asked white people in his racial justice seminars: "Have you ever gotten down on your knees and asked God to forgive you for your racism?"

[“Racial justice seminars”: the name alone tells you that they were race hustles. The whites attending them were surely well-to-do, white Uncle Toms and Aunt Jemimas.]

The question struck Michael like an uppercut. Here’s what he wrote: “Vivian looks at me. The question is no longer rhetorical, but I do not reply.
Southern irresolution: How, if I am as benevolent as I think I am, can black people see me as such a monster? [Because they’re monsters?] Am I an inert part of some vast, weighty boulder of oppression? Do I injure blacks by breathing, and just being white?”

[If he thought that way, he should have committed suicide.]

Irresolution is a common response. So are defensiveness and denial, rationalization, justification and a kind of puffed-up indignation accessible only to the profoundly entitled and entirely clueless. Think of that look on Sean Hannity’s face when he has to discuss, well, anything having to do with race.

[The “profoundly entitled and entirely clueless”—like Leonard Pitts Jr.]

What you are less likely to encounter when confronted by racism is white people who will own the problem, who will have the guts, humanity and humility required to confront it, assess it and resolve it. So this column is a standing ovation for Starbucks.

[I encounter racism all the time—from blacks, other non-whites, and their and their white accomplices.]

Last week, faced with the public relations disaster noted above, CEO Kevin Johnson did all the expected things. He said what happened was wrong. He issued apologies. He did the whole this-is-not-who-we-are routine.

[Kevin Johnson wasn’t “faced” with a PR disaster, he cause it when he stabbed his own workers in the back, and supported racist, black trespassers and extortionists.]

Then, Johnson did something unexpected, announcing the closure of 8,000 company-owned U.S. stores on the afternoon of May 29 so that his nearly 175,000 employees can undergo training in preventing implicit bias. Given how difficult it can be to get white people to even acknowledge the reality of implicit bias, we ought not breeze past the significance of that.

Starbucks deserves credit for one of the most authentic and creative corporate responses in recent memory. One of the bravest, too, given the likely hit to the company’s coffers the mass closure represents.

And as we are singing praises, let’s spare a stanza or two for the white civilians at Starbucks who saw what was happening, whipped out their cellphones to record it and demanded answers from the cops. Nor should we forget those who showed up and showed out at subsequent protests.

One can only hope other white people are taking note. [Oh, we are, alright.] Other white institutions, too. Meaning coffee shops, yes, but also libraries, churches, supermarkets, gyms and police departments. Ultimately, after all, this is not a Starbucks problem, but an American problem. And until we face it, the next public relations disaster — or tragedy — is always just around the corner.

It would be good to see Americans — particularly white Americans — take ownership of that truth. To its credit, Starbucks just did.

[Leonard Pitts, you can’t handle the truth.]

 

 

More Murder, Mayhem and Mexicans: LAPD Officer Charged With 3 Counts of Murder in Suspected Off-Duty DUI Crash in Whittier; Ambush in San Antonio Leaves One Man Dead, and 3 Killers on the Loose

Sat, Apr 21, 2018 10:23 a.m.

By A Texas Reader
 


LAPD Officer Charged With 3 Counts of Murder in Suspected Off-Duty DUI Crash in Whittier

A Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected in an off-duty DUI crash on the 605 Freeway in Whittier last year was charged with murder in the deaths of three ...
ktla.com

Is there a more dysfunctional "culture" anywhere on the planet?
 

SAPD: 3 suspects at large after ambush leaves man dead

Police are searching for three suspects who ambushed a man in the parking lot of a Southeast Side motel and fatally shot him.

www.mysanantonio.com

Black Woman Accused of Taking Part in the Racially Charged Assault of a White Teen with Mental Disabilities that was Livestreamed on Facebook was Sentenced to Three Years in Prison Friday after Pleading Guilty to a Hate Crime

 


War criminal Tanishia Covington
 

By Reader-Researcher R.C.
 

Woman given prison for role in streaming live on Facebook a beating of teen with disabilities

Tanishia Covington was sentenced to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to a hate crime for live-streaming video of the racially charged beating of a teen ...

www.chicagotribune.com

 

Flake-on-Flake Crime!

 


“Natalie Portman speaking onstage during the Vulture Festival LA at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., Nov. 19, 2017.” N.S.: Note that Portman is a “vegan”; in other words, not only does she not eat meat, poultry, or fish, but she doesn’t even eat dairy. I don’t know what the vegan rules are for eggs, but they’re probably “traif,” too. Besides which, how many eggs can one flake eat in a day? She’s supposedly a math whiz, so I guess she’s some sort of autistic savant.
 

[Re: “Oscar-Winning Actress, Natalie Portman, [Craps] on Israel, after Promising She Wouldn’t, Rejecting ‘Jewish Nobel,’ and Thereby also [Crapping] on Anish Kapoor, Itzhak Perlman, Michael Bloomberg and Michael Douglas.”]
 

By Anonymous
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 12:30:00 A.M. EDT

“How many eggs can one flake eat in a day?” I am ROTFL MAO.

Having once been that flake, let me tell you, a heck of a lot.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Enrique Salas: While waiting, he suffered a heart attack, then another en route to San Diego, where he was pronounced brain dead; His sister called the treatment he received in Mexico "inhumane" and "awful"

 

Enrique Salas, R.I.P.
 

By A Texas Reader

This deported Marine veteran came home the only way he could – in a casket

The body of deported Marine veteran Enrique Salas was sent home to Reedley, CA for a funeral and burial April 20, 2018. He served in the Persian Gulf War. He died after a car accident in Tijuana.

At The Fresno Bee.


ATR: Doesn't the scientific method, and thus, modern medicine reflect the hegemony of the white race?

Or some other nonsense?



Hate Crime in Ventura, California: Anthony Mele, 35, Fatally Stabbed as His 5-Year-Old Daughter Sat in His Lap at Restaurant; Suspect Charged with Premeditated, First-Degree Murder (Mug Shot)

 


New mug shot of suspected war criminal, Jamal Jackson, who surely has quite a collection
 

By Reader-Researcher R.C.
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless man was charged Friday with murder in the random attack of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with premeditated, first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. Jackson was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail. It's unclear if he has an attorney to speak on his behalf. Mele and his wife were eating dinner with their daughter Wednesday night at Aloha Steakhouse in Ventura. The girl was sitting in her father's lap when prosecutors say Jackson walked up and stabbed Mele in the neck.

www.sfgate.com
 

R.C.: California truly is the Third World.

N.S.: What I find striking is that Jackson was charged with Murder 1. Black war criminals who commit hate crime murders against whites are almost always charged, at most, with Murder Two, and sometimes with misdemeanor assault.

At the San Francisco Chronicle.

When You See Madness and Evil Just about Everywhere in the World Today, even All over America, You are Not Alone; You Have a Home at WEJB/NSU; Help Me Keep the Place Open for Ya’!

 
When I was a teenager in Long Beach, New York, I lived in a neighborhood that had been turned into a slum, in which madness and violence seemed to travel through the air like communicable diseases.

Now, much of America is like that. And you can’t say anything, because the walls have ears. And if you say something on so-called social media, monsters stand ready to hunt you down and destroy your life, with the help of racist activists and media operatives.

The old Communist East Bloc was like that. As Timothy Garton Ash reported in the late 1980s, people had concepts of “public opinion” and “private opinion.” “Public opinion” consisted of official lies, like today’s MSM (news and entertainment), antiversity, and schools. “Private opinion” consisted of the truth, which could only be uttered behind closed doors, if even then.

Well, call me “Mr. Private Opinion.” I can say those things publicly, because unlike you, I’m unemployable! I was born with a big mouth, and as I once told a 6’3,” 230 lb., Puerto Rican weightlifter-thug wearing a sergeant’s badge and a security guard uniform at CUNY’s Hostos Community College, “The only way you’ll stop me from doing my job, is to kill me.”

Please hit the PayPal Donate button at the top of this page, and make a generous donation.

I thank you, and your posterity will, too.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Stix

After Nationwide Manhunt, Suspected Lookalike Serial Killer “Losing Streak Lois” Riess Captured in South Padre Island, Texas!

 


Fresh, hot mug shot of Lois Riess
 

By Nicholas Stix

Someone spotted Riess in a restaurant in South Padre Island, and called it in. Twenty-five minutes later, the authorities had her in cuffs.

At CNN.

About that April 17 D.C. Trial of Defendants Charged with Rioting at President Trump’s Inauguration…

By Nicholas Stix

First off, that date was already a continuance.

This trial was set to begin on March 5, 2018.

Then it was put off until April 17. Now, it’s been put off until June 4. Of this year. So far.

The MSM has apparently stopped even reporting on developments in the case, and only racial socialist bloggers are still writing on it.

It seems that the prosecution is asking for the delays, because Chief Judge Robert Morin has rejected prosecution requests to have an expert, who had infiltrated the riot group, testify pseudonymously, and the prosecution has been unable to find an expert willing to testify using his face and real name, seeing as that would end his career as an undercover investigator.

Thus, changing judges changed nothing. Judge Morin clearly also believes in a right to riot, at least when the target of the riot is President Donald J.
Trump.

The racial socialists, playing moral equivalence, see this as a great “irony,” but it’s neither equivalent nor ironic.

There is nothing illegal about a law enforcement officer investigating people while using a false name, or for an investigator to give pseudonymous testimony, with his face hidden. However, it is a crime in D.C., as in most other jurisdictions, to wear a mask during a “protest” (read: riot).

 
Judge grants feds a surprise extension in J20 trial, extending Trump inauguration protesters’ ordeal
In a case hinging on what it means to wear a mask in public, federal prosecutors can't seem to find an expert willing to testify in open court.
By Alan Pyke
Apr 11, 2018, 5:19 p.m.
ThinkProgress

Police in Washington, D.C., crack down on an anti-Trump Inauguration Day march.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Irony lives. Just ask the almost 60 anti-Trump protesters who were arrested on Inauguration Day in 2017 and are still awaiting their trials.

Prosecutors have argued that protesters seeking to shield their identities for fear of political reprisal are doing something wrong, but on Wednesday, they won a shock delay in the case specifically because their own expert witnesses are struggling with similar questions of anonymity and online reprisals.

From an initial group of more than 200 people who faced felony rioting and destruction of property charges in the case, 59 defendants are left. Six were acquitted on all counts in December, a defeat that prompted the U.S. Attorney’s Office and lead prosecutor Jennifer Kerkhoff to drop charges against more than 100 other people.

The next group trial was set to begin next week, almost exactly 15 months after a handful of protesters smashed store windows and scrapped with cops. The judge’s surprise ruling on Wednesday knocks the start date back to early June — and keeps the defendants’ lives in disarray for at least another couple months on top of the year-plus of disruption they’ve endured already.

One of the five accused present on Wednesday has had to put work on hold to commute down from Baltimore for hearings going back to last spring, his lawyer said. Another, Elizabeth Lagesse, was just a few weeks away from moving to the West Coast and starting a tech career when she joined the Inauguration Day march and wound up facing decades in prison for being nearby when people smashed windows.

“I have had my life entirely on hold for the past year. I’ve had wedding plans on hold. It’s put strain in all my relationships. My friends and family don’t understand this,” Lagesse told ThinkProgress in January, when Kerkhoff dropped 129 charges but kept Lagesse’s name on her target list.

“She just dropped charges against 129 people who lived for a year in fear of decades in prison. Every night they went to bed thinking about that, their family, their friends all had to live with that dread. She dropped the charges on a whim, and now she’s never going to face any kind of sanction,” Lagesse said. “She might get in trouble with her boss but there’s no legal recourse.”

The request for a delay exasperated the cluster of lawyers at the defense table Wednesday, who have shuffled personal and professional calendars repeatedly to make space for an April trial in a high-profile case that touches on central civic values: free expression, free assembly, political dissent, and the line between First Amendment activity and criminal violence.

The government’s cases here hinge on the idea that the protesters formed “a sea of black masks,” as Kerkhoff put it in December. Though the defense was not allowed to argue that the masks were a necessary protection in an age when online amateur sleuths sit ready to “doxx” political opponents so they can be threatened and harassed over their political views, Kerkhoff’s argument still didn’t carry.

[Gimme a break! It’s the Communists and Anarchists, with their MSM accomplices, who are doxing people, and ruining their lives. Besides, they weren't wearing masks for that reason. They did so, in order variously to anonymously engage in violence, or to permit rioters to blend in with them.]

The jury in that first case acquitted all six of the defendants who served as guinea pigs for the complicated, expensive, time-consuming, and bizarre set of cases the Justice Department has opted to bring against the demonstrators. Kerkhoff tweaked her recipe for the new slate of trials after jurors from the first case apparently told her that an expert witness might have helped them see things her way.

But now prosecutors can’t find an expert witness who’s willing to testify under their own name, after the same judge rejected a motion to allow the government’s expert to use a pseudonym. The government’s anonymity request noted Kerkhoff herself has been targeted with ugly mailings to her home.

The government feared — much as the protesters they’ve targeted might have when the [sic] wore a mask to protest a president famous for his violent fans [liar] — the expert might get harassed or worse if their identity were public. But had their expert witness in the first December trial been allowed to testify anonymously, it might never have come to light that the detective had shared pro-Trump and anti-protester views online.

The judge’s rejection of the pseudonym request apparently set off a scramble in Kerkhoff’s office, as at least three potential expert witnesses have dropped out. The government now has until the end of April to name the expert witness they’ll field.

Asked if he cared to impose a similar deadline on pre-trial motions, though, Judge Robert Morin managed to put the day’s surprise proceedings into still weirder light.

“The only problem with setting deadlines,” Morin said, “is nobody adheres to them.”


TCM's Film Noir of the Week at Midnight ET Saturday Night/Sunday Morning is Cry Danger (1951), starring Dick Powell and Rhonda Fleming

 

 

By David in TN
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:37:00 P.M. EDT

 

 

TCM's Film Noir of the Week at Midnight ET Saturday Night/Sunday Morning is Cry Danger (1951), starring Dick Powell and Rhonda Fleming.
 

 

Powell plays a prototypical Noir protagonist, a tough guy just out of prison for a “crime he didn't commit.” He had been released when an alcoholic ex-Marine provided him with a false alibi, in the hope of being cut in for a share of the loot. Powell tells him he's really innocent.

 

Dick Powell, Jean Porter, a second actor, and the neighborhood as character, L.A.’s Bunker Hill.
 

Meanwhile Powell's best friend is still in prison, so Powell goes after the real culprit, played by William Conrad.
 

William Conrad as the heavy. A 25-year-old Conrad played one of the hit-men in Robert Siodmak’s Hemingway-inspired masterpiece, The Killers (1946), and was the narrator of the legendary Roy Huggins-David Janssen series, The Fugitive (1963-1967), but didn’t become famous until TV titan producer, Quinn Martin, tapped him to play the eponymous, middle-aged, bulldog-faced, private detective in Cannon (1971-1976). Conrad also made a minor fortune with his baritone voice, doing voice-overs for TV commercials. Late in life, he co-starred in the series, Jake and the Fat Man (1987-1992), as a morbidly obese, old D.A. who solves crimes with the help of his handsome, relatively young private detective partner, played by Joe Penny.
 

L-R: Regis Toomey, Dick Powell, and Dick Erdman. Rhonda Fleming is still alive, at 94, as is Dick Erdman, at 92!
 

Fleming is Powell's ex-girl, now married to his imprisoned friend.
 

Now, I get it! All of the pics I’ve seen of Rhonda Fleming, save for this movie, had her looking voluptuous. Granted, Hollywood could not only turn ugly ducklings into beautiful swans—“in just a half an hour, you’ll look like Tyrone Power!”—but also, with artful foundation garments, turn walls into racks. But some of the pics I’ve seen of Fleming in her prime, revealed too much to be cases of artful deception. Her shape was her own. However, in the stills from this picture, she appears to be shapeless.
Now, look at her biceps and elbows above. She’s anorexic! Whether she was going through something personally, or the brass ordered her to lose weight for this role, the 5’6” Fleming weighed 15-25 pounds less than usual.
 

 

It all shakes out in typical Noir fashion.
 

L-R: Powell, Fleming, Conrad and Toomey
 

Cry Danger repeats at 10 a.m. ET Sunday, April 22.
 


 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

See a Live, 1975 Performance of John Denver and Olivia Newton-John, Singing “Fly Away”

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
 


 

Postscript, 11:09 p.m.: It sounds great, so long as you don’t listen too closely to the lyrics.

Oscar-Winning Actress, Natalie Portman, [Craps] on Israel, after Promising She Wouldn’t, Rejecting “Jewish Nobel,” and Thereby also [Crapping] on Anish Kapoor, Itzhak Perlman, Michael Bloomberg and Michael Douglas

 


“Natalie Portman speaking onstage during the Vulture Festival LA at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., Nov. 19, 2017. (Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Vulture Festival)” N.S.: Note that Portman is a “vegan”; in other words, not only does she not eat meat, poultry, or fish, but she doesn’t even eat dairy. I don’t know what the vegan rules are for eggs, but they’re probably “traif,” too. Besides which, how many eggs can one flake eat in a day? She’s supposedly a math whiz, so I guess she’s some sort of autistic savant.
 

News Brief

Genesis Prize cancels ceremony after 2018 winner Natalie Portman said she won’t visit Israel

By Josefin Dolsten
April 19, 2018 5:55 p.m.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency


This is a developing story.

(JTA) — The Genesis Prize announced it was canceling its prize ceremony in Israel in June after 2018 recipient Natalie Portman said she would not take part in light of “recent events.”

On Thursday, the Genesis Prize Foundation, which awards what it calls the “Jewish Nobel,” said it was “very saddened” that the Israeli-American actress would not take part in the ceremony. The foundation said that Portman’s representative notified it that “[r]ecent events in Israel have been extremely distressing to her and she does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel” and that “she cannot in good conscience move forward with the ceremony.”

The Genesis Prize Foundation cancelled the prize ceremony, saying in a statement that its organizers “fear that Ms. Portman’s decision will cause our philanthropic initiative to be politicized, something we have worked hard for the past five years to avoid.”

Portman did not specify which events caused her distress, although the United Nations and the European Union recently called for investigations into the use of live ammunition by Israel’s military following clashes along the border with Gaza that have left dozens of Palestinians dead and hundreds wounded. Israel celebrated the 70th anniversary of its independence on Thursday.

[1. There’s no such thing as “Palestinians”; 2. How are you supposed to kill people, without using live ammo?; and 3. Isn’t the Newspeak way to say the Israelis left the Arabs “injured”?]

In November, the Genesis Prize announced that Portman would receive its 2018 award, which comes with a cash prize that recipients may direct toward causes of their choice. She joins artist Anish Kapoor, violinist Itzhak Perlman, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and actor-director Michael Douglas as winners of the $1 million prize, which “honors individuals who serve as an inspiration to the next generation of Jews through their outstanding professional achievement along with their commitment to Jewish values and the Jewish people.”

Genesis said in December Portman’s prize money had been doubled to $2 million by a donation by Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn. The foundation did not indicate whether Portman would still receive the prize money in light of her announcement.

The Genesis Prize was established by Mikhail Fridman and other wealthy Russian-Jewish businessmen and operates in a partnership with Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office and the Jewish Agency for Israel.

In 2009, Portman joined other Hollywood stars in protesting calls for a boycott against the Toronto International Film Festival for its staging of a Tel Aviv-themed event. She also directed and starred in a Hebrew-language adaptation of Israeli novelist Amos Oz’s memoir, “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” In a statement following the Genesis Prize announcement in November, Portman said she is “proud of my Israeli roots and Jewish heritage.”

In 2015, following the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, she said she was “very, very upset and disappointed.”

“I find his racist comments horrific,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

[What “racist comments”?]

“However, I don’t — what I want to make sure is, I don’t want to use my platform [the wrong way]. I feel like there’s some people who become prominent, and then it’s out in the foreign press. You know, shit on Israel. I do not. I don’t want to do that.”

[Well, so much for that.]

“I thought we broke down the Berlin Wall to be free of these things!” Help WEJB/NSU Fight Communism in America!

 

 

A member of the Stix household said that yesterday.


When I first visited Communist East Berlin in September 1980, nothing was real. The coffee was entirely artificial. The chocolate bars had 0% cocoa in them. The “Orangensaft” (orange juice) was devoid of orange juice. It looked and tasted like Tang, except that one of the vendors served his up with a layer of mold on the top.

The only somewhat real thing was called “Antonsaft,” in honor of a party convention.

Thank God, I live in the free West!


For a number of years, I’ve noticed that America increasingly resembles the old Communist East Bloc.

Fruit “juice drinks” with almost no real fruit juice (or with 50% water), sold by big-name companies, but for the same price as real juice. Expensive, leather-free “genuine leather” jackets and belts.

About a week ago, I bought a quart of Yoplait “strawberry” yogurt. Except there isn’t a single strawberry in it!

Help me fight the communization of America.

Please hit the PayPal Donate button at the top of this page, and make a generous donation.

I thank you, and your posterity will, too.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Stix

Barbara Bush (1925-2018)

 

Barbara Bush campaigning for her son, Jeb in the 2016 presidential race. I couldn’t find any pics showing her walker.
 

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:54:00 P.M. EDT

Barbara Bush, wife of one dimwitted, globalist president and mother of another, passed away today at the age of 92. Contrary to MSM coverage, the Bushes were not a devoted couple. Surviving Mrs. Bush, besides her husband, sons, in-laws and many relatives, is George's mistress of many years, Jennifer Fitzgerald—whom Hillary Clinton referenced in 1992 as “a well-known person in Washington with connections to George Bush.”

She was upset the media would not dig up info on her husband's opponents’ philandering.

Bush and Fitzgerald met in 1974 and carried on the affair for years—with Fitzgerald referred to as the 2nd Mrs. Bush.

There are many stories referencing the Bush affair, which include comments from people who say, “Their personal life is none of our business.”

I disagree—especially when a phony image is displayed to the point of regurgitation. George Herbert Walker Bush, a family man and saint? One would think so, based on MSM reports. Maybe because he was the CIA director and played the globalist game, his secret life was never exposed.

That Barbara Bush went along for the ride, is similar to MLK's wife, Bill Cosby's wife, and Bill Clinton's wife, Hillary (among others) tolerating disrespectful behavior for most of their marriages.

[N.S.: We’re going to have to agree to disagree, on this point, GRA.]

It's not inspiring to me.

Barbara Bush has been described by all, as a great first lady, who lived a great life.

But without self-respect, and her refusal to address the humiliation of a 20-year affair, I would hesitate to raise her up as a role model for women.

But the MSM love the globalists. So, Saint Barbara it is.


[N.S.: This reminds me of the death of Mickey Mantle.]


The Fate of the Modern, Western World in the Back of a Taxicab (Photoessay)

 

 


Karl Marx, the father of Communism. Death toll: App. 110 million civilians.
 

If I could get Charlie Marx and Charlie Darwin in the back of a taxi, with me in the middle, I’d turn now left, and now right, saying, “It was you, Charlie.” “It was you, Charlie.”
 


Charles Darwin, the father of Nazism. Death toll: App. six million civilians.

Allahu Akbar! Toulouse Burning: Hundreds of Police were “Deployed” after Residents Rioted and Torched Cars, Following a Police Stop of a Woman Wearing an Illegal, Full-Face, Islamic Veil

 

 

By Reader-Researcher R.C.
 

Riots, Cars Burned After Woman Ordered to Remove Full-Face Islamic Veil | Breitbart

“Hundreds of police were deployed after residents rioted and torched cars following a police stop of a woman wearing an Islamic veil.”
 

N.S.: The article failed to report on all of the arrests and wounded arsonists, rioters, and cops.

“Hundreds of police were deployed...

“The officers retreated and discharged [?] their weapons, including a tear gas launcher, 18 times before they could escape the mob."

Oh, I see. The cops weren't deployed, except for the handful who fired the tear gas launcher. They just engaged in an overtime orgy, and ran away from the bad guys, just like in London, and America, for that matter.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Is This England's Toughest Gran? Ex-Thai Boxer, 49, Shoots Machete-Wielding Thug with Her CROSSBOW Nicknamed "Manstopper" after Armed Yobs Burst into Her Home

By Reader-Researcher R.C.

"Grans shoots intruder with crossbow nicknamed 'Manstopper'

"Anji Rhys, 49, shot the intruder at her home in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, after they pinned her son Dillon to the ground."

At The Daily Mail.

Nebraska: Illegal Alien Hits Motorcyclist, Accelerates, and Crushes Man to Death

By Reader-Researcher R.C.

“Velasquez-Ortiz has reportedly resided in the U.S. illegally for 15 years and was employed by Nebraska Beef…”

R.C.: How many La Raza are in Nebraska?

At WND.




The 25 Greatest Movie Scores: Did the American Film Institute (AFI) Get It Right?

By Nicholas Stix
 

The AFI List


# FILM YEAR STUDIO COMPOSER
1 STAR WARS
1977 Twentieth Century Fox John Williams
2 GONE WITH THE WIND
1939 Selznick/MGM Max Steiner
3 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
1962 Columbia Maurice Jarre
4 PSYCHO
1960 Paramount Bernard Herrmann
5 THE GODFATHER
1972 Paramount Nino Rota
6 JAWS
1975 Universal John Williams
7 LAURA
1944 Twentieth Century Fox David Raksin
8 THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
1960 United Artists Elmer Bernstein
9 CHINATOWN
1974 Paramount Jerry Goldsmith
10 HIGH NOON
1952 United Artists Dimitri Tiomkin
11 THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
1938 Warner Bros. Erich Wolfgang Korngold
12 VERTIGO
1958 Paramount Bernard Herrmann
13 KING KONG
1933 RKO Max Steiner
14 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
1982 Universal John Williams
15 OUT OF AFRICA
1985 Universal John Barry
16 SUNSET BLVD.
1950 Paramount Franz Waxman
17 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
1962 Universal Elmer Bernstein
18 PLANET OF THE APES
1968 Twentieth Century Fox Jerry Goldsmith
19 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
1951 Warner Bros. Alex North
20 THE PINK PANTHER
1964 United Artists Henry Mancini
21 BEN-HUR
1959 MGM Miklos Rozsa
22 ON THE WATERFRONT
1954 Columbia Leonard Bernstein
23 THE MISSION
1986 Warner Bros. Ennio Morricone
24 ON GOLDEN POND
1981 Universal Dave Grusin
25 HOW THE WEST WAS WON
1962 MGM, Cinerama Releasing Alfred Newman


The first thing that struck me was AFI’s #1 pick. I don’t cite John Williams’ Star Wars score on my list at all, because it’s such a shameless plagiary of Holst’s The Planets, especially “Mars, Bringer of War.”

When my chief of research was ten or 11, I introduced him to The Planets. A few months later, I played Star Wars for him. At that point, John Williams was his favorite movie composer, but the moment he heard the opening to Star Wars, he was dejected and said, “I guess nobody’s really original.”

As for Nino Rota (#5), didn’t they know that Rota’s score for The Godfather was a plagiary? Rota was initially nominated for Best Original Score, but then someone dropped a dime on him, reporting that Rota had recycled the score from a previous movie he’d worked on, Fortunella (1958). According to IMDB.com, the nomination was then revoked, and the Academy substituted John Addison’s score for Sleuth.

If the AFI committee loved Rota’s score so much, they should have chosen Fortunella, instead.

Jerry Goldsmith’s score for Planet of the Apes (1968) (#18) is some god-awful techno-thing. I love most of Goldsmith’s work, but that is my least favorite score of his. Although his score for Chinatown (1974) is wonderful, his score for Patton (1970) is vastly superior to it.
 


My List
 

25. How the West was Won (1962): Alfred Newman and Ken Darby
24. Saving Private Ryan (1998): John Williams
23. The Reivers (1969): John Williams
22. On the Waterfront (1954): Leonard Bernstein
21. Dances with Wolves (1990): John Barry
20. Apollo 13 (1995): James Horner
19. High Noon (1952): Dimitri Tiomkin (O)
18. Jaws (1975): John Williams (O)
17. Red River (1948): Dimitri Tiomkin
16. King Kong (1933): Max Steiner
15. Shane (1953): Victor Young
14. The Big Country (1958): Jerome Moross
13. The Cowboys (1972): John Williams
12. The Red Pony (1949): Aaron Copland
11. Spartacus (1960): Alex North
10. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946): Hugo Friedhofer (O)
9. Patton (1970): Jerry Goldsmith
8. Citizen Kane (1941): Bernard Hermann
7. Vertigo (1958): Bernard Hermann
6. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962): Elmer Bernstein
5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962): Maurice Jarre (O)
4. The Magnificent Seven (1960): Elmer Bernstein
3. Gone with the Wind (1939): Max Steiner
2. Field of Dreams (1989): James Horner
1. The Natural (1984): Randy Newman
 

Honorable Mentions:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961): Henry Mancini (O)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955): Elmer Bernstein
Spellbound (1945): Miklos Rosza
The Third Man (1949): Anton Karas
Out of Africa (1985): John Barry
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976): Jerry Fielding

(O): Oscar winner

Two Versions of the Late James Horner’s Immortal Soundtrack to Apollo 13 (1995): The Suite (“Soundtrack Fred” Riesberg), and the Full Original Soundtrack (Desmond VCH)

 

James Horner, R.I.P. (undated)
 

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

James Horner
Born August 14, 1953
Died June 22, 2015
Cause of death: The prop plane Horner was piloting crashed when he flew too low, under the influence of various prescription drugs. Death was instantaneous.

Horner was nominated for ten Academy Awards for scores and songs he’d composed for pictures.

He won two Oscars, both for Titanic (1997):
Best Music, Original Dramatic Score, and
Best Music, Original Song (“My Heart Will Go on,” as sung by Celine Dion).

 

Pre-release poster
 

Soundtrack Suite (14:43)
 


 

7,611 views (on Youtube)


Soundtrack Fred
Published on Mar 3, 2017

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1995). Composed and Conducted by James Horner.

Please note that the rights belong to the owner. Support the publishing company by buying the product, if possible, to get the full listening experience. Enjoy! Get the Soundtrack: http://amzn.to/2kv0m50

Get the Movie: http://amzn.to/2kDj2e3

Music Awards:

- ASCAP Film and Television Music Award
- Awards Circuit Community Awards (2nd Place)

Nominations:

- Academy Award - Best Original Score
- Chicago Film Critics Association Award

Playlist

-00:00 = "Main Titles"
-02:22 = "Docking Simulation"
* -03:34 = "Night Before The Launch"
* -04:24 = "The Launch"
-07:48 = "Master Alarm"
-09:32 = "Manual Burn"
-10:02 = "Aquarius Farewell"
* -11:24 = "Re-Entry and Splashdown"

Music Source: MCA Records MCA3P-3432 (main source)

* not (yet) commercially released cues
 

More Information:

http://soundtrackcollector.com/title/...

Soundtrack Fred.
 

Nτινος Σταματιου
1 year ago

"One of the best movie soundtracks ever. Come on Hollywood, you can do s--t like this again, let go of the damn Marvel movies already..."
 
N.S.: Hollywood can't do soundtracks like this, anymore, because James Horner is dead...
because Aaron Copland is dead...
because Elmer Bernstein is dead...
and because Jerry Goldsmith is dead.

As for the Marvel Comics angle, Apollo 13's heroes were all normal, patriotic, white men, as were almost all of America's heroes. Such heroes are today verboten. Thus, we are left with affirmative action casting for comic book movies, racial hoax movies like Hidden Figures, and er, things like My Love with the Creature from the Black Lagoon, better known as The Shape of Water.

 

Post-release poster
 

OST FULL
 


 

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Posted by Desmond VCH
Published on May 25, 2015

Apollo 13

Original Soundtracks
Composed by James Horner

0:00 Main Title
2:35 Lunar Dreams
5:20 The Launch
15:30 Docking
17:50 Master Alarm
20:50 Into The L.E.M
25:55 The Darkside of the Moon 31:05
Carbon Dioxide 36:45
Manual Burn 38:35
Four More Amps 41:55
Re-Entry & Splashdown
51:01 End Credit For Apollo

13 OST playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Attorney-Client Privilege, RIP (for Certain People): The Lefty U.S. District Judge Who Ordered Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen to Identify Sean Hannity Had Officiated at Billionaire George Soros’ Wedding in 2013

 


Federal Judge Kimba Wood is now 74, but when she was 22, she trained to be a Playboy bunny, and when she was 51, and was Bill Clinton’s choice for Attorney General, she was considered the hottest judge on the federal bench. (She bowed out of consideration, because she had hired an illegal nanny.)
 

By Reader-Researcher R.C.
 

No Joke: Judge Who Forced Cohen to ID Hannity Performed Soros Wedding

Leftists stripping away attorney-client privilege.
www.infowars.com

 


Evil George Soros


Monday, April 16, 2018

Starbucks: The Video and Essay

By Jerry PDX
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:02:00 A.M. EDT

One time I was walking outside near a Starbucks and a rain shower hit—it happens here in Oregon—out of nowhere, a deluge will hit. I stepped inside the Starbucks to get out of the rain. A couple minutes later an employee came up and told me to leave, if I wasn't going to purchase anything. Too bad I'm not black, I could have filed a lawsuit and claimed discrimination.
 

Jerry PDX
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 12:09:00 P.M. EDT

Here is a video of the arrest:
 


 

Look at the first guy arrested and the way he was dressed, not exactly homeless but a kind of grungy that could be; the other guy had a jogging outfit on. Most Starbucks in my city don't secure the bathrooms but will ask people to leave, if they sit too long without buying something. Not securing bathrooms or how long they allow people to sit without paying depends on the problems they have with junkies and homeless trying to use their facilities. Stores with those kind of problems will secure bathrooms and monitor sketchy-looking people that come in. I'm going to guess this store was having those issues and it is Philadelphia so likely many, if not most, were black. So, you get two underdressed black men, one looking possibly homeless, sitting and not paying, employees ask them to leave, the men become combative and defensive, cops are called, behavior continues and they get arrested. Don't need to be black to have that happen.

I can't help but wonder if this was even a set-up. With black homeless and junkies being asked to leave the store and barred from using the bathroom a few blacks and white SJW's knew they could set the store up for a bias incident and possible lawsuit.

This will result in corporate directives allowing people to sit longer without paying or use the restrooms, if you're black that is. If you're white, it doesn't apply.

Somebody should print up some signs and post them on Starbuck doors:

"NON PAYING CUSTOMERS - BLACK ONLY"

"WHITES STILL PAY"
 

By Anonymous
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:57:00 P.M. EDT

This looks like a Rosa Parks scam that works.
 

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:06:00 P.M. EDT

Lesta is ready to pounce on this--according to the NBC "Negro Nightly News" promo ad I just saw on my local news.Not enough people rioting to suit his taste, I guess.



7 Dead, 17 Wounded, in South Carolina Prison Riot Characterized as “Mass Casualty” Event; as Usual, It’s All the Guards’ Fault!

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:55:00 P.M. EDT

GRA: Send Jerry Brown and the like to South Carolina's prison for some education about blacks—who went berserk over the weekend:
 

South Carolina prison riot characterized as “mass casualty” event
The riot, in which seven were killed, is part of a broader epidemic of violence in US prisons.
By German Lopez
@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com
Updated Apr 16, 2018, 3:08 p.m. EDT

A South Carolina prison erupted in violence on Sunday night and early Monday morning, turning into what officials described as a “mass casualty” event.

In total, seven inmates were killed and at least 17 were seriously injured, according to the Associated Press. An inmate told the AP that bodies were “literally stacked on top of each other,” claiming that prison guards did little to stop the violence between inmates. Most of the fatal injuries appeared to be a result of stabbing or slashing, although some inmates may have been beaten to death. No prison guards were hurt.

The riot was the worst in a US prison in a quarter century, according to the AP.

Officials said the dispute at Lee Correctional Institution, which holds people convicted of some of the worst crimes in the state, was over money and territory. An inmate told the AP that the fighting appeared to be gang-related.

He also said that many cell lock doors were broken even before the riot, allowing inmates to roam freely and perhaps contributing to the chaos.

[“Perhaps”?]

“It’s been over two hours, but no COs [corrections officers] have responded to this unit, and no medical personnel have attempted to render any kind of aid,” the inmate wrote to the AP. “The COs never even attempted to render aid, nor quell the disturbance. They just sat in the control bubble, called the issue in, then sat on their collective asses.”

[That’s what you call an unofficial strike.]

The violence broke out around 7:15 pm on Sunday, spreading to three housing units. Officers failed to contain the violence for hours, with order restored by 2:55 am on Monday, the South Carolina Department of Corrections said in a statement on Facebook.

GRA: Build more prisons.

N.S.: Considering that whatever the guards do, according to the media, politicians, prosecutors, judges and anti-scholars, they’re wrong and the criminals are right, it’s much better to do nothing, and go home free and alive, then do something, and end up dead or in jail.



Incident at Starbucks

By Grand Rapids Anonymous
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:57:00 P.M. EDT

Latest media hoopla story. Blacks go into Starbucks in Philly, say they're waiting for a friend. Want to use the bathroom. Get denied. Told to leave. Won't leave. Cops called. Still won't leave. Cops arrest them, while ignorant whites bitch about it.

Non-paying customers cannot lounge around an establishment. Blacks included. These rules are obviously going to be changed for the brothas. Let them do what they want—they follow so very few rules and laws as it is, what's one more down the drain.

At USA Today.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

More Local Governments in California are Resisting State's Sedition and Nullification, in Violating Trump Administration's Efforts to Enforce Immigration Law

By Reader-Researcher R.C.


"... [P]olitical experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak."

Yahoo News.

Not Only Do Racially Motivated, Black-on-White Murders Not Count as Hate Crimes, They Don’t Even Count as Murders!

 


War crime victim Zemir Begic with his wife--now his widow
 

By Nicholas Stix

At Countenance, natch!.

 


War criminal Darrian Johner


Audie Murphy wasn’t the Only Hero in His Family

 

“Pam Murphy, widow of Medal of Honor recipient and actor Audie Murphy.” (Daily News file photo)
 

By David in TN
 

The story of an American hero’s wife never gets too old to tell
By Dennis McCarthy | dmccarthynews@gmail.com |
April 5, 2018 at 3:59 p.m.
Daily News

All these years later, she’s still remembered by newspaper editors and publishers in small towns across this country wanting to know if they can reprint for their readers a column I wrote on her death.

Sure, I tell them, go ahead. We had her all to ourselves out here for so long working at the Sepulveda VA, we almost took her for granted — as if that was ever really possible.

There’s never been a woman who commanded so much attention and respect from the first moment the veterans heard whispers in the VA hallways about who the sweet lady carrying the clipboard was.

Pamela Murphy, widow of America’s most decorated fighting man in World War II – Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy. Mr. Hell and Back.

It was like somebody told them Gen. Patton was knocking at the front door or Ike was flying in from the White House to pay the troops a visit. Their backs stiffened and they snapped to attention.

RELATED STORY: Dennis McCarthy: Remembering shy heroine Pam Murphy on Veterans Day

Audie Murphy’s widow? No fooling?

Pam Murphy had lived in Audie’s massive shadow for 20 years. She never complained publicly when his gambling took all their money, and his philandering stole their marriage.

After he died at age 46 in a 1971 private plane crash, we all learned of the demons the war-hero-turned-Hollywood-actor had still been fighting – the faces of buddies he lost and men he killed (an estimated 250 German soldiers) were returning now as nightmares, not medals.

Pam always defended him, even as she was forced to move from their sprawling ranch-style home in Van Nuys to a small, one-bedroom apartment near the VA in Mission Hills – taking a clerk’s job in the main reception area to support herself, and begin paying off Audie’s considerable debts.

RELATED STORY: Dennis McCarthy: Pam Murphy, widow of actor Audie Murphy, was veterans’ friend and advocate

It took her nearly 10 years, but she paid off every one – 100 cents on the dollar. Nobody would ever say Audie Murphy welched on a deal.

Men with tears in their eyes would walk up to her in the hallway, and ask for a hug when they learned who she was. “Thank you,” they said, over and over. The first couple of years, the hugs were more for Audie.

The last 30 years, they were for her.

She was the one who held their hand when they were in pain, the one cutting through the red tape to get her boys in to see the specialists they needed. She never looked for quitting time to arrive. She left when the last veteran on her clipboard had seen the doctor.

And if one was still sitting there an hour after his appointment time, she thought nothing of taking him by the hand, and marching him past the objecting receptionist, and straight into the doctor’s office.

She got reprimanded more than a few times, but she didn’t care. They were her boys, Audie’s war buddies, and she was going to take care of them. If that meant stepping on some toes, well, tough.

The VA was there to serve the veterans, not the other way around.

In 2002, she was one of the employees who were going to be laid off because of budget cuts. She was considered “excess staff.”

Excess, hell, said the old vets. If she goes, we go. For a week, they protested outside the VA gates until Pam Murphy wasn’t considered excess staff anymore.

It had been many years since she had been back to Arlington National Cemetery to visit Audie’s gravesite because money was always tight. She had a friend in Washington D.C. who would put flowers on his grave for her every Veteran’s Day.

With all Audie had put her through, all the heartbreak, she still loved the guy.

Pam worked at the VA right up to her 87th birthday, and died three years later peacefully in her sleep in the same small apartment she took after Audie died.

It was standing room only at her memorial in a little chapel on the VA grounds. Old soldiers and Marines who had looked death in the face with her husband, and never blinked, couldn’t hold back their tears at her passing.

And now, I’m sitting here eight years later getting ready to send an email to the publisher of the Midwest Country News in Southern Iowa and Northern Missouri, who wants to know if she can reprint the story of Pamela Murphy for her readers.

Absolutely.

Dennis McCarthy’s column runs on Friday. He can be reached at dmccarthynews@gmail.com.