Friday, November 30, 2012

THE ABCs OF RACISM IN AMERICA



HOW TO GO FROM BEING ONE OF THEM TO BEING ONE OF YOU

Temecula, CA – From just reading about the ‘drama’ between Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Nicki Minaj, plus watching the HBO DVD Joe Louis, America’s Hero…Betrayed, with the election still ringing across the land stirring talk of state (30) secession blowing in the wind like Old Glory, I figured it was time for an equal opportunity husband to put in his two cents. The space my mind and mindset operate in now is my core unique personality and the culture I share is that of an American, a Californian, and the likes/dislikes of PT Rothschild solely. My class is middle but as the son of a teacher and a spy, I’ve always had that sprinkle of adventure and wanderlust.

Though the Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green origin story concerning The Autobiography of My Alter Ego is of a real-life ‘Billy Batson’, the alter ego of the comic super hero that outsold Superman, the real starting point for the bend in my life’s road started from a quest that my grandfather gave me. He said, “Pete, when I see you on the other side, answer one question for me.”

“Sure,” Granddaddy, “what is it?”

Thursday, November 29, 2012

RIVERSIDE REBOOT – PROP 37 AFTERMATH



THE ‘28’ WHO WOULD BE THURSDAY*

Downtown Riverside, Christmastime
Riverside, CA – In 1972, after living in Indianapolis for a year, I hooked up with a neighborhood activist group and joined the movement against King Richard aka ‘Tricky Dick’, or Richard Milhous Nixon, who was President at the time. Up until that election time, this political adventure enabled me to see the rest of the state through events in cities like Muncie, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Anderson, and Gary, where I heard Jessie Jackson, who was still wearing his bibs back then. Politics, like travel, broadens one.

 Occupy LA allowed me to become familiar with Los Angeles and now Prop 37 appears to be continuing my political scenic route in the state. First stop, Riverside and the next meeting of the 28ers, an organization designed to get the money out of politics through the 28th Amendment which [will] bans corporations as people [Citizens United, 2008], money as speech, [1976], and requires ALL elections to be publicly funded.

Monday, November 26, 2012

A SEVEN YEAR OLD REASON TO INGEST POT

CALIFORNIA TEARS GIVE OREGON YOUTH YEARS

Temecula, CA – Appearing today just a few hours ago on MSN is a story that ties in to the two main points of Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green, soon to be released, and backs up a story posted a few years back about a guy, a Canadian named Rick Simpson.
“A 7-year-old [Portland] girl suffering from leukemia has become one of Oregon's youngest medical marijuana patients. Mykayla Comstock's mother credits the drug with helping put the cancer into remission. Mykayla was diagnosed with leukemia last spring and the marijuana eases the effects of chemotherapy, according to her mother. The girl takes a gram of cannabis oil daily. Her mother, Erin Purchase, 25, administers Mykayla's cannabis with the help of her boyfriend. Mykayla's mother credits the drug for the leukemia's remission.” (full original article here)

The reason that I even know this story is because her father, who is divorced from the mom and lives in another [non-MMJ] state contacted child welfare officials, police and her oncologist. The ex said his concerns were prompted by a visit with Mykayla in August. The ex-husband pays child support to Purchase and covers Mykayla's health insurance

"She was stoned out of her mind," said ex-husband Comstock, 26. "All she wanted to do was lay on the bed and play video games."


Now let us examine this breaking story. First off, what teen or pre-teen doesn’t just lie on the bed playing video games today? Second, what real dad wouldn’t want his daughter helped by something that he has admitted that he ‘smoked ‘in the past’? Doesn’t smell like teen spirit to me, more like sour grapes from a spoiled relationship.
The remission of cancer, rather than just the appetite stimulus provided to cancer/aids victims, has been suppressed by the government, and the reason for that suppression is given in Memoirs. The story of Rick Simpson was reported here in the Calendar back when the news blog was still known as Full Value Review. Simply put, Rick lives or used to live in a small town up in Canada. Over the course of years, Rick discovered that a gram of properly prepared hemp oil ingested over a period of 60 days will rid a body of cancer. This information brought the Canadian federal authorities into the picture because the local police saw the results. While Rick was out of the country attending the Amsterdam Cannabis Cup festival and giving out information about his cancer cure*, his private property was invaded and he was exiled on threat of deportation to the US for federal detention. Subsequent visits to MMJ meetings and gatherings yielded little info, plus I forgot to ask, cough, cough.
As Memoirs says, the feds and the CIA suppressed the study but news of the study and its suppression were known to the medical marijuana community. Jack Herer was one of the first to call attention to the Rick Simpson study [village people who had been cured of cancer duly documented]. The oil, known as California Tears, is now part of the appeal process to rescind the DEA’s Schedule 1 classification. For the latest on that front, click here.

After reading that latest posts and maybe scanning down a few, you may wonder just why the feds don’t give in. perhaps it is the money from the various industries that oppose pot or hemp, but truthfully, you couldn’t be farther from the truth. That ‘secret’ motive for prohibiting marijuana use since 1937 is also revealed [possibly] for the very first time in the book Memoirs, officially available on 12/21/12. Big reading – no Zombies.


 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

ROMNEY’S ‘JBF’ HAIR KITCHEN PHOTO

BILL MAHER’S NEW RULES FOR MITT ROMNEY

Temecula, CA – Hardly a day goes by that doesn’t seem like Mitt Romney is still campaigning for election. First off it was the multi-millionaire pumping his own gas (you don’t see Trump pumping gas, do you), then he took the clan to Disneyland the next day (for another just a ‘regular guy’ photo op). Since the Mittster is calling So Cali his ‘cool-out trip’ (see Memoirs when available for explanation), news of the former presidential contender is readily available. Though the tabloids haven’t made Mitt the next Jackie O. yet, Mitt’s out-of-character/staged events to normalize him to the hoi polloi have attracted the attention of Bill Maher, who knows a JBF* hairstyle when he sees it. But YOU Make The CALL, right after the jump. (*- aka ‘bed head’)

Friday, November 23, 2012

FOOTBALL NEWS AFTER WEEK #11



‏THE “FUGITIVE” COMMISSIONER

Hello Football Fans, HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

College football is in turmoil after last weekend, and Irish fans have crawled out from various cracks and crevices.  And, this upcoming week has some great games as the regular season winds down.
In the NFL, each team has now played 10 games and all teams have had their bye week.
Once again, I had to cut this short and left out summaries on some pretty good games last weekend.  Hope you saw some of the action.
Enjoy,
The Fugitive Commissioner of the FFHL

PS I have a quiz question this week, but it's not football.

Check out the shake-up in college football this week.

WHY IVORY NO LONGER FLOATS MY BOAT



MAGIC SOAP MUCH BETTER THAN MAGIC PANTS* - The Dr. Bronner Classic Liquid Soap Review

Temecula, CA – Every religion has some feature that looks loony to an outsider. Non-Christians have pointed to the symbolic cannibalism and blood rituals, aka Communion, of Christianity as strange while non-Muslims wonder why the Kaaba is circled [counter-clockwise]. Once the hidden logic is revealed, it all makes sense or it should. So I hope no one takes offense at this story’s sub headline*. However, if you can accept ‘magic pants’ as a reality for some people, then you can accept others having ‘magic soap’. I can say this because I am one of those others. And the magic soap I refer to is Dr. Bronner’s 1-5-0 year old formula. (Hint) 150 years goes back farther than 1937**.

While I give sheeple a ration of dog poop, I was a sheeple once, and like all middle class sheeple in the herd, me and my ‘rents used Ivory Soap, “so pure that it floats” [and is also white].

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

PETRAEUS LEARNS THE POWER OF THE POONANNIE

‘MARY JANE GREEN’ GETS HER ODE FROM NICE DAY BAND

Temecula, CA – Though Gen. John Allen has returned to Kabul to resume his duties as the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, ex-CIA General David Petraeus’ sex scandal continues to reverberate through the Empire’s hallowed hallways in D.C. In one aspect, we humans seem so capable of so much and yet we, the males, cannot deny our primal urge when it comes to banality overcome by a warm smile and a compliment from the opposite sex. I can attest to this and do so in the forthcoming Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green.

But the pull of a man who has a 37-year old relationship with the same wife is not magic. What constitutes magic is when a young talented valley songwriter writes a theme song about a book he has never even seen, the aforementioned Memoirs.

Backtracking my emails to catch up after the Prop 37 campaign adventure which is still yielding stories, I came across this song from Vincent Alexander of Nice Day, the band that opened for Foghat when they played Old Town Temecula. Fresh from his Hollywood stint, here is Ode to Mary by Vincent Alexander Chiofalo (Nice Day) All rights reserved.



After listening to the song and almost not believing my ears or what my heart was saying about the intent of the song’s meaning, I texted Vince and got this reply,

“Ya buddy, the concept for the song is a personification of the Mary Jane plant! So Im happy to hear it fired off the right triggers.

Now that’s Mary Jane’s magic poonannie power. Thanks Vince, woohoo!!

BLACK FRIDAY GREETINGS TO OUR READERS



COMPARISON TRUTH SHOPPING

Temecula, CA – With Thanksgiving coming tomorrow, this journalist would like to send a thinking man’s Holiday Greeting to all the readers who come here to see/read a different, usually, point of view than you find in the lame, I mean, mainstream news. So with a slight look back and a hope for a realized future, we offer up this photo Holiday card after the jump. The sentiment expressed will, I hope, be a light to the present state of our perceived reality. HAPPY HOLIDAZE!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

YELLOW – THE SPOONBILLS LIVE CD REVIEW

THE SOUNDTRACK BAND OF MR. PETE & MARY JANE GREEN

Temecula, CA – Well, unless you are a first time reader or live on the other side of the beltway, you are aware of my soon-to-be released narrative history entitled, Memoirs of Mr. Pete & Mary Jane Green. Like the general perimeters of the news I cover, the book back cover shamelessly self-promotes the ‘front seat fun house ride through music, pop culture, and politics…’ Though there are many music references, such as song titles or lyrics, only one band runs the background soundtrack of the 80s for me. That band is the Spoonbills.

In the days before Pro Tools and housing booms, if you played music for a living, even a part-time living and you didn’t live in LA or New York, you played in a weekend cover band that rocked well known versions of AOR hits in bars. Bands still do this today, like T-Town’s Master Splinter & The Shredders.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

‘ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’ SUFFERS ROMNESIA ABOUT BOND



007 NEVER A WORKING CLASS HERO, LIKE ROMNEY

Temecula, CA – Several days ago this appeared in a news story about Sky Fall, the biggest Bond movie to date:
"I think that what they've done cleverly with Daniel Craig is that you get the sense that he is a blue-collar hero, but with this veneer of class around him. He's still wearing the suit, and he's learning how to wear the suit," says Paul Duncan, editor of "The James Bond Archives" by Taschen Books, out this month. "The action hero model in cinema changed in the '80s, so you get people like Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the much more blue-collar heroes. But Bond remained the same. ... [The producers] have always gone back to Bond of the Ian Fleming novels each time they've rebooted, and I think that with Daniel Craig, they've given a much truer interpretation of what the novel Bond was originally.”

Ian Fleming would say, “Poppycock!!”

Friday, November 16, 2012

THE LEFTOVERS OF LOS ANGELES



TALKING HEADS TALK TOO MUCH, TOO LATE?

Temecula, CA – In society, there have always been those in the thick of things and those who come after to talk up what others did before them, oft leaving out the original heroes to gleam some of the glory often on to themselves. Sometimes these Monday morning quarterbacks are well-meaning do-gooder types who are just trying to educate, but usually these talking heads are just riding in on the gravy train, clinging to the coattails of the foot soldiers. They are called four-flushers.

A case in point is this weekend’s Green Festival at the Los Angeles Convention Center, coming eleven days after the chance to put in a tremendous good word for Prop 37, the hard fought and hard lost [at press time] initiative to label GMO food.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

LE MOTORSPORTS VANDALIZED BY MISFITS AND JACK FROST



800 ACRES OF HILLS, THRILLS, and CHILLS, LITERALLY

Temecula, CA – On a clear day commanded by Jack Frost, the wind god of winter, several thousand young, old, and middle-aged, mild-mannered weekend punks like myself, headed over to the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park, a 800-acre hilly area bigger than Coachella. Though around these parts for awhile, this was the motorsports park first venture into live music shows. The show wasn’t an official Vault Concerts production, but my friend Ivan, still smiling from having gotten his groove back, was essential in promoting the show’s two week window. When Ivan remarked to the head talent buyer, “I know these punks (from having hosted the long running Legends of Punk series at The Vault)”, the buyer replied, “You know all these punks?”
That was my cue to say, “No, but they all know Ivan.”

Friday, November 9, 2012

A TALE OF TWO CROSSES - UPDATE



NOT MY FIRST REVOLUTION

Temecula, CA – Had I not spent time in the trenches going to ‘outreach events’, politicking, and cross-marketing, the charge of ‘Monday morning quarterbacking’ could be leveled at me for publishing an election critique. But as I said to Connie in Orange, “This isn’t my first revolution.”
Also I’d like to put my last hopefully, Mitt ‘My eyes aren’t red cause I smoked a doober’ Romney comments to bed, because the Republicans need help. They now make Abe Lincoln look like a liberal. Gone is the honor and common sense of the Grand Old Party, replaced by racial arrogance, scientific ignorance, and a twisted sense of entitlement, who in not appearing to oppose the prop on human trafficking seem a party of grey-faced pedophilic homophobes, who disdain working class seniors. Now if that’s what the GOP is now all about, then I say “Hooray, “ drop the cross and let’s get this party started. Otherwise give the Second Term Guy some play this four year round. This is America as Sandy ‘the Frankenstorm’ showed.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A GATHERING OF MISFITS IN LAKE ELSINORE



GET PUNKED THIS WEEKEND

Temecula, CA – If you are into the music genre called ‘punk’ or you crave something a little different in your ‘Live at the Merc’/usual cover bands scene in Old Town, this weekend you can mix it up with a tougher [in appearance] crowd in Lake Elsinore this weekend. Gathered under one roof, so to speak, are national touring groups The Misfits, The Vandals, Strung Out, and Guttermouth, so get your studded belt, blue jeans, and punk band tee ready for Saturday’s show. Doors at 3:30-4PM.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

ELECTION BLOWBACK – THE POLITICAL WRAP



PROP 37 FAILS AS MONEY TALKS, VOTE WALKS

Temecula, CA – I’m bummed. Monsatan won and 54% of the state’s children, families, and consumers lost the battle to stop eating foods that cause allergies, deficiencies, cancers, and failing health. Of course the medical industrial complex, charities, and money for ‘research’ will continue. But while the YES On 37 group lost, did they really lose? Monsanto didn’t win, they just continue as before, status quo.

So let’s look at one YES On 37 ‘loser’ [me], and see what was gained or won from this political contest.

Monday, November 5, 2012

ONE MORE DAY



TOMORROW DECIDES THE FATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND THE NATION

Temecula, CA – At the ripe young age of 67, I’ve seen my share of elections and election results. However, in all the years of anticipated results, none has more cataclysmic foreskin to hose the voter public than this Frankenweenie list of voter initiatives, possibly including the main two candidates for President. Regardless of who and what Props win, I can’t say enough about the grassroots volunteers and organizers behind YES On 37 – Label GMOs. As one ‘honk ‘n’ wave volunteer, a 7-8 grade art/English teacher, said yesterday to me up in the Newport Beach Mother’s Market, a blessing to the movement, unlike Whole Foods (boo, hiss), “I’m here (standing on this corner waving a sign) because I have seen what’s been happening to the students just the last 3-4 years.” She went on to name about 7 ailments that now have well-known fund-raising efforts “to help research a cure.”
“From what I have read, this is all because of a genetically modified food build-up in the kids.” – Tonya, ‘north’ Santa Ana

Saturday, November 3, 2012

THE REBELS STRIKE BACK

UP ON THE FARM

Temecula, CA - On October 23 2012 Greenpeace hosted a conference on the use of GE crops in the diet of live stock and in agriculture in Denmark. The following video is a recording of the presentation given by Ib Borup Pedersen and his experiences of a changeover to a non-GMO diet for his sows and piglets. More info on www.growingdoubt.org  or www.greenpeace.dk/growingdoubt  (Danish)
See the full playlist of the conference here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL4kU_n6kO7HBZaeB1vo1Rdzj_SZ8QqSE&f...

Meanwhile the ‘good guys’, the YES on 37, label GMOs bunch have finally released their own TV commercial to counter all the false ads confusing the voters. This report we show all the rebuttals and clear the air of false claims made by those who want to keep US fat, happy, and mutated full of cancer. Let’s start with the lie of an increased annual family food bill of $400, something a local Hindu Indian shop keeper said his family wasn’t worth by his words. When it was pointed out that labeling in Europe caused an actual price increase of .17% and still that price for safe food was rejected, let this man suffer the same fate as the fig tree in Mt. 21:19, for we are in the fight for our lives, our children’s lives and their children’s lives.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Real President

Compassion For The 47%

Compassion For The 47% - TemeculaCalendar.com, photo MSN.com
(photo credit - MSN.com)

PROP 37 - WHAT THE FATES SAY



A VISIT TO MO’S DINER

Temecula, CA – Being at the opposite end of the spectrum from ‘real’ news services like MSNBC, I never-the-less keep an eye and an ear on my highly paid mainstream counterparts who report the news then flavor it with opinion, like I do. While rarely on the same page, that all changed with Sandy, the Frankenstorm, that has lived up to the hype.

Morning Joe, a weekday morning talk show on MSNBC, with Joe Scarborough discussing the news of the day in a panel format with co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, crossed into my Doctor Strange realm the other day on the show when Joe talked of a ‘Black Swan’ aspect to this unique perfect storm coming so close to the elections. To fully understand the significance of this term, make the jump and end up with me at Mo’s Diner.