See, the Western tradition of admiration for a beautiful woman is an ancient and wonderful thing. While the Mohammedans like to wrap their women up in black sacks, we glorify them. From the Vatican to the Louvre, we deck the halls with them. And if it’s OK with the pope, it’s OK with us.The Daily Caller’s Christopher Bedford, opining on the President Obama-Kamala Harris hoopla and, in the process, giving Reince Priebus yet another headache on the path to rebranding. source
Those of you who know me here would know that I never meant to hurt the city that I love.Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor • Speaking to reporters regarding a money-laundering case involving a long-term gambling addiction. O’Connor reportedly won—and lost—as much as $1 billion in the past decade, due to gambling, getting second and third mortgages on her homes to pay for it. (Her lawyers say the total was much lower, but still in the tens of millions.) She is facing charges regarding allegations that she stole money from a foundation run by her husband, Jack in the Box founder Robert O. Peterson, to pay for her gambling addiction. The money from the foundation would’ve likely gone to local charities, which is where the “hurt the city I love” part comes in. O’Connor, who is in poor health, accepted a deal which includes counseling and the opportunity to repay the debt to the foundation within two years, along with taxes owed to the federal government.
Located just 90 miles east of Los Angeles in the rugged San Bernardino National Forest, Big Bear Lake provides the perfect weekend refuge for folks fleeing the crowded, smelly streets and smoggy skies of the city for a quick winter weekend of alpine skiing. In the summer months, it offers a respite of boating and swimming in one of California’s most pristine alpine lakes. This week, however, the quiet resort with the picturesque lake and rugged snow-capped peaks may be providing the perfect hideout for a disgruntled ex-police officer authorities believe is holed up somewhere in its rugged backcountry after allegedly killing three people.An Associated Press piece on Big Bear Lake, the resort area where manifesto-writing former LAPD police officer Christopher Dorner is reported to possibly be hiding out this weekend. It’s kind of a weird piece — written halfway between flowery travel piece and update on a man currently on a murderous rampage — and the headline reflects this: “Big Bear Lake offers both a pleasant weekend getaway and a good place to hide.” Great headline, weird piece.
I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. I know I will be villified by the LAPD and the media. Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name.