|Photo: Howard Cannon|
Well done, gov.
Send in the clowns, uh, cops.
Except they're not clowns. You and your cohorts are.
The cops are smarter.
They won't come.
They have no interest in enforcing your nonsense.
|Photo: Howard Cannon|
In dis-accordance with Governor Gavin Newsom's autocratic and hypocritical lockdown mandate, all are welcome to gather and see the sun set on 2020 at Butterfly Beach.
Masks optional. (We are generally pro-oxygen in the open air.)
If the last few evenings at Butterfly are anything to go by, should be a huge showing.
One thing is for certain: We are not locked down in Santa Barbara and south county.
The gov and all his Gestapo bureaucrats can eat shit.
1. Santa Claus is in the ICU on a ventilator.
2. Mrs. Claus is firing up the crematorium.
3. The elves are reviewing Santa's life insurance policies.
4. Blitzen, Rudolph, Dancer & Prancer have been sent to the venison chop house.
5. Christmas morning brings coal dust for breakfast and kids everywhere are retaining counsel for a class-action suit seeking remedy for black lung disease.
6. Santa's chimney has fallen down, his house foreclosed upon and American families are being fed take-out won ton soup by restaurants about to go bust because Comrade Cuomo, Il Duce de Blasio and Adolph Newsom have shut them down.
Our sentiments precisely, especially the reference to autocratic, hypocritical dictators.
With this caveat:
Try as they may, these Grinches cannot steal what is in our hearts.
And that is where Christmas truly resides.
In September 1981, a short-lived magazine called The Investigator, created by syndicated columnist Jack Anderson, published my in-depth investigation of Liberty Lobby, a neo-Nazi organization that masqueraded as being populist. The article exposed Willis Carto as the mysterious figure behind Liberty Lobby and its weekly anti-Semitic newspaper, The Spotlight.
Carto took umbrage and sued The Investigator and Jack Anderson for defamation.
The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled against Liberty Lobby on the basis that the plaintiff "had not provided clear and convincing evidence."
(Apparently, this case is now required reading at many law schools across the nation.)
Liberty Lobby could not name me as a Defendant even though I was the true author, having researched, investigated and written the piece.
This was because The Investigator's editor improperly gave the byline to a magazine staffer, Charles Bermant, who had conducted supplemental research.
I have not, until now, refuted the nonsense spewed by all parties.
I had evidence in my possession to back up every point of my story, including tape-recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted with ex-Liberty Lobby employees, among others who'd had dealings with Willis Carto.
Oddly, these extensive notes/recordings/transcripts were never requested for review, either before the piece was published or after the lawsuit was filed.
Jack Anderson's attorney, David Branson of White & Case, flew to London to meet me.
We had tea at the hotel where he stayed, Inn on the Park.
When I asked what Branson wanted, he whimsically said he just needed to be able to tell the Court that he had met me in person and I truly exist.
Some crazy lady called the cops on us.
She remained in her car for over an hour waiting for cops to arrive.
We waited too.
And why not?
"Protests" are permissible.
Our protest: Blue Lives Matter.
And: Recall Governor Newsom.
If pushed, we could pretend to be homeless with sleeping bags and brown bags of grain alcohol.
That would be permissible.
But no cops ever showed up.
Why would they?
The cops do not care what these autocratic, hypocritical state governors try to mandate.
They especially do not care about crazy women.
And neither do we.
|Montecito's own "Karen" aka "Crazy Lady"|
"Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking."
In honor of the government's autocratic BS we have included all the strays this year, party of 10.
Thanks for the inspiration, Governor Gavin H (for "Hyprocrite") Newsom.
(Sorry for the politics but I loathe hypocrisy & corruption; always have, always will.)