In 1981, a Brinks armored car was robbed in New York City killing two police officers and a Brinks guard. It was committed by the Black Liberation Army and the Weather Underground including members Jeral Wayne Williams, Donald Weems, Samuel Smith, Nathaniel Burns, Cecilio "Chui" Ferguson, Samuel Brown, David Gilbert, Judith Alice Clark, Kathy Boudin, Marilyn Buck and an unknown number of accomplices.
They stole $1.6 million from a Brink's armored car at the Nanuet Mall, in Nanuet, New York, killing police officers, Edward O'Grady and Waverly Brown, the first African American member on the Nyack, New York police department and Brink's guard, Peter Paige.
Filmmaker Robert Redford has released a fictional movie titled "The Company You Keep" being touted as the desperate attempt of a former Weather Underground student revolutionary to clear his name of murder. A video surveillance flashback shows the killing was committed during a bank robbery loosely based on the Brink’s armored car robbery by the Weather Underground and the Black Liberation Army.
Methinks Redford has been smoking too much weed with Jane Fonda. To glorify or even remotely romanticize the killing of three police officers, which deprived their families of fathers and husbands is ludicrous at best.
The perpetrators of the Brinks robbery are and continue to be scumbags and and as a "famous (in his own mind) man" once said, "You put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig." You couldn't pay me to see this movie and I hope you reject it as well. Murderers should not be glorified, they should be hung!
I'm always amazed at the number of people who favor universal background checks to enable gun control. In theory, I favor background checks, as well, if everyone in America is actually checked. In practicality, it doesn't work.
If anyone thinks that criminals will register as gun owners, paying the fees and taxes that are involved, then they're pissing up the proverbial rope. Doctors and hospitals will not release information on unstable or mentally ill people as a matter of privacy laws.
So, who is left? Law abiding, mentally stable American taxpayers are left, that's who. We will be the ones to register, pay the fees and taxes involved with this patently stupid idea.
Someone should ask Obama how many of the thugs in Chicago and Detroit will admit to having a weapon and sign up for universal gun control. Don't count on a reliable answer. Obama never has or gives one. Chicago has the highest murder rate in the nation. Detroit and New York City also are among the highest rates.
The News As I See It: Tensions continue to mount in this North Korea situation. The U.S. has moved a Navy warship off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. Is that going to scare the North Koreans? If you really want to scare them, don't send a warship. Send a Carnival cruise ship.
Samoa Air wants to be the first airline to charge passengers by the pound. You stand on a scale, they weigh you, and you pay your fare based on that. In a related story, Governor Chris Christie changed his flight from Samoa to Delta.
Fast food workers in New York City went on strike today. They're demanding the companies double their pay to $15 an hour. If it doesn't happen, there will be no fast food in New York. Mayor Bloomberg has got to be torn on this one, huh? You will never see this kind of strike happen in New Jersey — not on Governor Christie’s watch.
Former President George Bush has invited Obama to the opening of his presidential library later this month. Obama said he's looking forward to going through the library to see if there was anything else he could blame Bush for.
Public Policy Polling asked a group of 1,200 registered voters, and 13 percent said they believe Obama is the Antichrist and another 13 percent were not sure. I feel if he were the Antichrist, he would be getting more legislation passed.
This Date In History: 1614; Pocahontas married John Rolfe. 1792; George Washington cast the first presidential veto. 1887; Anne Sullivan makes the breakthrough to Helen Keller by spelling "water" in the manual alphabet.
1951; Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for giving away atomic secrets to the Russians. 1955; Winston Churchill resigned as prime minister of Britain.
1971; Canadian Fran Phipps became the first woman to reach the North Pole. 1999; Libya gave over two suspects in the Lockerbie, Scotland Pan Am bombing.
Picture Of The Day: Cuties.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) When I was a kid, we didn't get a "time out." We had what we called, "Times up" and then we got our ass kicked. 2) Learn a lesson from your dog. No matter what happens, kick some grass over the shit and move on. 3) Don't be overly concerned about political trends and fads. Remember one thing about the will of the people. It wasn't that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena. 4) I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. 5) I can do a fairly good impression of someone who actually cares about your problems.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Aries - April 5th: The phenomenon of time standing still may occur to you numerous times today. This may be particularly pesky should you find yourself in an enclosed area with a friend who enjoys beans. Love comes in all shapes and sizes. By the time you come to yours, all the good shapes and sizes may be gone.
Birthdays: Thomas Hobbes, philosopher 1588, Elihu Yale, merchant 1649, Joseph Lister, surgeon 1827, Booker T. Washington, American educator and one hell of a keyboard player 1856, Spencer Tracy, actor 1900, Bette Davis ,actress 1908, Gregory Peck, actor 1916, Colin Powell, general, government official and R.I.N.O. 1937.
He continued, "Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we may never be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives!" Thanks to the skill of the flight crew, the plane lands safely on the island.
An hour later Abe turns to his wife and asks, "Esther, did we pay our VISA and MasterCard bills yet?" She responded, "No, sweetheart." Abe, still shaken from the crash landing, then asks, "Esther, did we pay our American Express card yet?" Esther says, "Oh, no! I'm sorry. I forgot to send the check."
Abe says, "One last thing Esther. Did you remember to send the estimated earnings check to the IRS this quarter?" Esther begged, "Oh, forgive me, Abe, I didn't send that one, either."
Abe grabs her and gives her the biggest kiss in 40 years. Esther pulls away and asks him, "What was that for?" Abe answers, "They'll find us!"
The woman quickly realized that the large wave had unceremoniously dispatched the top part of her bikini into the deep. More than a little embarrassed, she clasped her arms across her chest and made a dash for her car. She could sense everyone gawking at her along the way.
Upon entering the parking lot a little boy, who was following his mother to the beach asked, pointing to her arms, "Are you carrying puppies in there?" Not wanting to explain what had really happened, the woman replied, "Why yes, yes they are."
She quickly moved on but heard the boy shout after her, "If you're giving them away, I'll take the one with the pink nose!"
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pals Linda, Phil and Wally for their contributions to today's stories.
A male patient is lying in bed in the hospital, wearing an oxygen mask over his mouth and nose. A young student nurse appears and gives him a partial sponge bath. He mumbles from behind the mask, "Nurse, are my testicles black?" Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, "I don't know, Sir. I'm only here to wash your upper body and feet."
He struggles to ask again, "Nurse, please check for me. Are my testicles black?" Concerned that he might elevate his blood pressure and heart rate from worrying about his testicles, she overcomes her embarrassment and pulls back the covers.
She raises his gown, holds his manhood in one hand and his testicles gently in the other. She looks very closely and says, "There's nothing wrong with them, Sir. They look fine."
The man slowly pulls off his oxygen mask, smiles at her, and says very slowly, "Thank you very much. That was wonderful. Now listen very, very closely, "Are - my - test - results - back?"
Russ and Sam, two friends, met in the park every day to feed the squirrels and discuss world problems. One day, Russ didn't show up. Sam didn't think much about it, and figured maybe he had a cold or something. But after Russ hadn't shown up for a week or so, Sam really got worried.
Since the only time they ever got together was at the park, Sam didn't know where Russ lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to him. A month had passed, and Sam figured he had seen the last of Russ, but one day, Sam approached the park and lo and behold, there sat Russ! Sam was very excited and happy to see him, and told him so.
Then he said, "For crying out loud Russ, what in the world happened to you?" Russ replied, "I have been in jail. Sam cried, "Jail? What in the world for?" Russ said, "Well, you know Sue, that cute little blonde waitress at the coffee shop, where I sometimes go?" Sam said, "Yeah, I remember her. What about her? Russ said, "Well, she filed rape charges against me, and at 89 years old, I was so proud that when I got into court, I pleaded 'guilty. The judge gave me 30 days for perjury."
Authors Note: Please send this warning to everyone. If someone comes to your front door saying they are conducting a survey on deer ticks and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around with your arms up, do not do this - it's a scam. They only want to see you naked. I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid now.
That's it for today, my little scuttle butts. Remember, we have nothing to fear except fear itself and toddlers asking "Why?". I'm going to AREA 51 for happy hour and karaoke.
That's it for now. Have a great weekend and more on Monday.
Stay Tuned !