THAT FRIGHTENING incident last week in Ukiah saw a sex-maddened homeless man chase three teenage girls down the street, and I won't say in hot pursuit because there was nothing funny about the episode. It’s one more example of how free range criminals not only destroy public space but torque upwards community anxiety. Ukiah needs to at last deploy the Marbut recommendations which, boiled down, translate to care and rehab for local indigents, transients sent on their way up or down Highway 101.
WE will recall that it was the Ukiah-based helping professionals who sabbed Marbut's commonsense recommendations out of pure self-interest, in my opinion. No homeless, no jobs for us, perish the mercenary thought.
I THOUGHT John McCowen was correct in his comments to the Ukiah City Council, and it’s obvious to anyone who visits Ukiah as I do once a week, the “homeless” are wayyyyyyy outta hand. That incident with Mr. Perv chasing the teenage girls ought to wake up even the town's invisible city manager, Seldom Seen Sage Sangiacomo.
ON THE SUBJECT of sex mania, I received an e-mail this morning that began, “Dear Pervert,” and went on to say that they've hacked into my computer and learned all about my felonious interests. If I don't pay up they'll expose me. A more credulous recipient of this threat, or merely a regular visitor to porn sites, might suffer some serious anxiety, but as a newspaper person where threats are a way of life…
WHENEVER BORDER CHAOS is mentioned, which is often in these devolving days, I recall Mr. Sotolongo, a gift of the Cuban government who'd made his way to Ukiah, circa 2000. Sotolongo was one of the many criminals unloaded on the U.S. by Castro during the Mariel Boatlift of the Carter presidency.
WHEN Sotolongo stabbed his girlfriend to death on a Ukiah street back in 2000 he was described benignly by local media as a “Cuban immigrant.” Non-hysterical news sites are claiming that the Venezuelan government is presently sending its criminals and mental cases north to the Mexican border and on into the United States. In the meantime, we have plenty of our own product wandering the streets of Ukiah.
THE MARIEL BOATLIFT began when Castro announced to his restive population, “You want to leave, leave.” And a bunch of Cubans left by boat for Miami, among them Scarface starring Al Pacino. And Sotolongo who had the telltale tattoo between his right thumb and forefinger, the tattoo that informed the cops of the Spanish-speaking world exactly who they were dealing with. (Tattooing criminals went way back in Spanish history.)
AMONG the Mariel immigrants, we will recall, Castro distributed a large number of his most ominous criminals, emptying onto the beaches of Miami a number of men straight out of Cuba's maximum security prisons. When some of these boys reached the Big Apple, even our native born psychos complained that the Cubans were a great leap forward in the pointless violence sweepstakes.
SOTOLONGO arrived in Miami with the telltale tat prior to immigration authorities understanding what the tat meant. He had been in trouble virtually since the day he arrived in the US, and on a Wednesday afternoon in Ukiah he stabbed his girlfriend, Rosemary Morales, to death in front of the old Foster Freeze.
HE was fresh out of the County Jail when he committed his public murder. He'd been jailed for beating the doomed woman then chasing her and her two children out into the street with a meat cleaver. For that episode, Sotolongo got four-and-a-half months and probation, meaning time served in his case. Someone in Ukiah's numerous helping professions decided Sotolongo wouldn't need the anger management classes taught by the purple therapists or the marriage counseling from divorced hippies.
IT WAS DECIDED that Sotolongo didn't need anything but freedom, so he was out of jail fully rested up for another round of mayhem. For chasing his girlfriend — also described chastely as a “troubled person” — and her two children around with a cleaver in an attempt to murder them, Sotolongo was found guilty of one charge of behaving in an unseemly manner in the presence of a child, i.e., promising the kid that if he caught him he'd decapitate him. And then he murdered their mother in front of the breakfast crowd at Foster Freeze.
THE KILLER had been drawing SSI payments for a vague physical problem that didn't seem to affect his knife hand. Official Ukiah took turns blaming one or another of the agencies supposedly counseling Sotolongo, and I bring it all up because there are versions of Sotolongo in Ukiah to this day, and one of them chased three girls up the street the other afternoon, visions of rape and rapine dancing through his depraved head.
TODAY'S MAIL: “My name is Julie Reyes and I work with Cold Case CA, which is a non-profit organization that works as a liaison between families affected by unsolved homicide, and local law enforcement. I am reaching out to you because I would love to get some attention on a specific case. In 1968, Nancy Warren and Clyda Dulaney were beaten and strangled to death outside of their Ukiah home. Clyda Dulaney was nine months pregnant at the time of her death. The women’s bodies were found by Clyda's oldest son, seven-year old Johnny. I have been working on this case for five years, trying to get the case reinvestigated by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office. I was recently informed that Sheriff Kendall will no longer be putting staff on this cold case, as it is so old. Clyda’s three surviving children are all still living, as is Nancy Warren's daughter. They were devastated to learn that the case, which had been assigned a new investigator in 2021, is being dropped and will never be solved. I would love to talk to you about the case and its intricacies. (There are many interesting facts/characters involved; including the Manson Family.) If you're interested...."
DEFINITELY INTERESTED, MS. REYES. We've written about the Dulaney case here at the Boonville weekly. We suspect… Well, Officer Dulaney's alibis were suspect, but we'll leave that to you to suss out.
This Mendo cold case still bothers the people who remember it, and certainly bothers the descendants of the victims. Unfortunately, the books closed on it years ago. No one is working on it. Most of the people who remember the murders remember them only in the bizarre context of the Manson Family because it's mentioned in the books on Manson, and it's mentioned in these books because the Manson Family was in the area at the time with their cozy home at Navarro in the Anderson Valley at the time.
On the rainy morning of October 14th, 1968, six miles south of Ukiah, a seven-year-old boy, getting ready for the school bus, ran out of his trailer home to find his mother dead on the wet ground outside the front door. The boy ran for his grandmother's trailer nearby. She was dead too, garroted like the boy's mother, with a pair of long leather boot laces.
The dead women were Nancy Warren, 64, and her granddaughter, Clyda Jean Dulaney, 24, wife of a Ukiah-based CHP officer, Don Delaney.
Clyda was more than eight months pregnant.
The seven-year-old was Johnny Ussery whose younger brothers Lane, 5, and Brett, 4, were still asleep. The three boys were from Clyda's first marriage to a logger named John Ussery of Eugene, Oregon. Clyda had left Ussery for Officer Don Dulaney, twice her age. She was pregnant with Dulaney's child when she was murdered.
Clyda's former husband was quickly eliminated as a suspect when it was verified that he'd been in Medford, Oregon, at the time of the murders.
Finding his mother and his grandmother dead, Johnny had calmly returned to his trailer to get his younger brothers dressed for school, then, his two younger boys in tow, the three boys trudged south to the home of Don Tortell where Johnny told Mr. and Mrs. Torrell that “Mommy and Grandma are dead.”
A swarm of deputies led by Sheriff Reno Bartolomie was soon on the scene.
The sole witness to the previous night's mayhem, which occurred in a driving rain that obliterated the footprints deputies assumed had surrounded Clyda Dulaney's body. The only witness to the mayhem was Mrs. Warren's miniature dachshund.
The two dead women were fully clothed. They'd both been brutally beaten about the face before they'd been strangled with brand new hightop leather boot laces, two turns of which had been pulled tight around the neck of both victims before the laces were knotted in back.
Mrs. Warren operated Nancy’s Antique Sales on Highway 101 south of Burke Hill on the two-lane portion of the highway about where the strawberry fields and sales stand are today.
Clyda Dulaney was a graduate of Ukiah High School who, only months before, had left her husband for officer Dulaney, 49, a man several years older than her father.
Clyda's former husband had since been engaged in a bitter custody dispute with Clyda for the couple's three boys. Mr. Ussery said Clyda had deserted him and his sons for Dulaney, evidence, he insisted, that Clyda was unstable and therefore not a fit mother.
Robbery was the apparent motive.
Or was it? A metal cash box had been rifled and left on a table, although a plastic box and glass jar containing approximately $300 in cash rested in plain sight in a closet of the older woman’s trailer.
Officer Dulaney lived in Ukiah with a teenage daughter from his previous marriage, while Clyda and her children lived on her grandmother's property at the south end of Burke Hill, across the highway from the old Retech plant. Dulaney said he and his teen bride apart while he looked for a house in the Ukiah area that would accommodate him, his pregnant new wife Clyda, her three boys and his daughter. When Clyda gave birth to their child, Dulaney would be supporting a family of seven, a burden he is suspected of being unwilling to shoulder.
Dulaney said he was in Sacramento for a special CHP training course when his new wife and her grandmother were found dead. The investigative assumption from the beginning was that the two women were murdered after he was either in Sacramento or on the road there.
The CHP officer told the Sheriff’s office that he'd dropped his wife and step-children at Nancy’s Antique Shop at 9:30 the previous night with the intention of continuing on to Sacramento. But, he said, he'd forgotten his uniform, so he returned to his Ukiah apartment, picked up the uniform and continued on to Sacramento via Highway 20 east. He signed in at the Academy at 1:45am.
A neighbor said she saw a blue pickup truck leaving an orchard near the antique shop about 8:15 the morning the women were found. She said five persons "wearing hippie-type clothing" were in the vehicle. (In '68, hippies were blamed for everything awry in America.)
Dulaney, then 49, was described as genuinely distraught by investigators when he returned to Ukiah.
“The only information I had was what I had read in the newspapers," Dulaney told the Ukiah Daily Journal. He said he and his expanded family had been watching The Wonderful World of Disney at Dulaney’s Ukiah apartment before he, Clyda and the boys headed south for Clyda Dulaney's trailer six miles to the south. The family had left Ukiah about 8:45. Dulaney said he dropped his wife and the three boys off at their temporary home and headed for Sacramento where he was scheduled to begin a CHP refresher course the next day, Monday morning.
Dulaney said that he had reached Highway 20 before remembering that he had failed to bring his uniform. He had then returned to Ukiah pick up his uniform and had resumed his trip to Sacramento where he logged in at 1:45am.
Dulaney hired Timothy O’Brien, a Ukiah attorney who often represented law enforcement people. O'Brien, who soon afterwards became a superior court judge, said that Dulaney had been “deeply concerned over any false impression which might have been gained regarding his cooperation with the Sheriff’s Department following the death of his wife and child.”
O'Brien helped Dulaney with his statement for the police.
“When the statement was completed, I signed it,” Dulaney said. “There was no lack of consideration.”
Sheriff Bartolomie said he interviewed 35 suspects, referring in one newspaper account to “the hamstrings of Warren Court” which, the Sheriff suggested, had prevented him from detaining a trio of roaming purse snatchers who'd robbed a Ukiah matron in the days prior to the Burke Hill murders. The Sheriff thought the three transients could well have murdered the two women, but, lacking evidence to hold them, sent them on their itinerant way.
A year later, in 1969, following the gruesome killings of Sharon Tate and friends in Los Angeles, Bartolomie said he thought the Manson Family may have been responsible for the unsolved murders of Clyda Dulaney and Mrs. Warren. The Sheriff said both the Tate murders and the two murders south of Ukiah were “in the senseless category.”
The Manson Family had been in Mendocino County at the time of the Dulaney and Warren murders.
Seven persons belonging to the soon-to-be infamous nomadic cult were arrested on drug charges in Navarro in the Anderson Valley on June 22, 1968. Susan Denise Atkins, 19, aka Sadie Mae Glutz, was among those arrested. Additionally, “Several Mansonites were guests of a Ukiah man at his home off Boonville Road,” reported the Ukiah Daily Journal.
But there was never any hard evidence linking the Manson Family or Dulaney or Clyda Dulaney's former husband to the crime.
Someone or someones came in off 101 in the night, took the money they could see, strangled the two women they found there, and continued their journey to whatever unlucky destination called them.
(Research by Deborah Silva)
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AS MY COLLEAGUE, The Major, points out in County Notes this week, Mendocino County really does have a mafia, a wine mafia, and they call the political tune, and their candidate for Second District Supervisor is Madeline Cline. Of course they already have the present five Supes, a given, and they've got Huffman, Wood and McGuire functioning for them at the higher levels of government.
DON'T LET the Wine Mafia's nicey-nice events fool you, these people are killers, killers, I tell you! And they enjoy the protection of a wine maven DA and the local courts, all California courts, in fact.
BULLSHIT, you say? Frost fan din sees the noise ordinance waived. Pesticide and herbicide applications? Rules waived. Labor laws? Waived. River protections? Waived. Democrat Party? Runs on wine, cheese and mass murder in Gaza. Massive tax-funded subsidies? You bet, the Wine Mafia gets them all.
IT'S A LOW BAR in Mendocino County, but Ms. Cline is the smartest candidate the Farm Bureau/Wine Mafia has yet put up, and our pinot princes and princesses are spending a lot of money for her to succeed, the hapless Glenn McGourty did his best for his pinot padrones but, ah, well Glenn wasn't quite as formidable as our Potter Valley cowgirl's going to be.
YEARS AGO I wrote a sad story about a kid interning at a famous SoCo winery — Williams Selyem — who died when he tried to retrieve a wrench at the bottom of an unmarked, nitrogen-filled wine tank. The winery's lawyer said the boy had smoked pot with his mother that day before he came to work, which was a straight-up lie but not surprisingly vicious given the scruples of the industry: "When A Winery Kills."
SO NOW the cutting edge state of Alabama is going to use nitrogen to execute a killer on an experimental basis after nitrogen has been found too cruel for animals. The stuff instantly freezes your lungs so you know you're dead for x-number of seconds, maybe even minutes, before you actually are dead, a form of torture, obviously. And this guy has already survived a previous attempt by Alabama to kill him with chemicals.
HE PROBABLY has it coming, and right here permit me my annual complaint about capital punishment, which is that it not only defeats its own stated purpose — an example to the rest of the animals out there that they'll get the nitro if they kill. But given the number of annual murders in this country the death penalty clearly deters nobody. And second, there is fer shure no deterrent effect when executions are carried out in secret, often late at night before only the persons directly affected by the crime.
A FEW murderers might actually be deterred if executions were held in public at, say, half-time of the Super Bowl, or at any ballpark large enough to hold the thousands of citizens who would undoubtedly pay mightily to witness the event first hand, all proceeds to the vics. And the innocent can and have been executed, and you don't necessarily have to be an anarchist to be opposed to the state killing anybody, because that state authority can sure as hell be applied to YOU. (The deluded schlubs who rioted in DC on January 6 are still being tracked down and packed off to prison, and how big a next step is summary execution of unpopular political dissidents?
MIKE GENIELLA: Look. There are no surprises here. The Trump cult dominates the Republican Party, lapping up the rhetoric, lies, and fake news. Let's not forget an important FACT: Trump has never won a national election. He lost by 3 million votes to the hated Hillary and sneaked in the White House back door thanks to the archaic Electoral College. He lost to Joe Biden by 7 million votes, more than double the Clinton margin despite Trump's lies about stolen votes. He of course showed his respect for the democratic process by encouraging supporters to rampage through the Capitol in hopes of thwarting confirmation of election results.
A READER WRITES: “Your trip to John Pinches’ place on the Eel was very interesting and entertaining; thanks for sharing it with us. There is also a “rock” on Spy Rock Road, just about to the school, that has all kinds of Indian markings on it. When I was working up there some of the locals told me that there had been archeologists come up and study it. They believed that a lot more of the writings on the rock were buried just below the surface. It’s right next to the road, so next time you’re up there ask about it and check it out.”
A NOTE from a Santa Rosa reader who remembers when we weren’t rich but did seem a tad more sensible. “When you grew up in Santa Rosa like I did, and remember the place when it was in its 20-35,000 population stage, it’s flat out depressing to venture out to see what it has become. I mean that… depressing. Have you taken a good walk around downtown Santa Rosa in the last year? Up Fourth Street from Sawyer’s to the mall, back down Third Street and north on Mendocino? There’s a few businesses struggling to hang on, homeless people and gen x punk types hanging around the courthouse and sporadic spots along the sidewalks, and a few people actually doing business downtown.
THE PROMOTIONAL ALLIANCE (aka Visit Mendocino) gets tens of thousands every year to promote tourism. They once proposed a slogan for Mendoland that goes, “Mendocino County! A Different Time, A Different Place.” In other words, as at least one skeptic puts it, “We’re backwards and we’re dumb.” The PA has gotten regular raises via the bed tax, also known as the transient occupancy tax. Sensible people wanted to use the money for economic development or county services affected by tourism such as emergency response. Still do, but it all goes to tourism promotion, and you know what kind of jobs tourism brings.
ADAM SCHIFF, the worst candidate for U.S. Senator imaginable, is of course opposed to a ceasefire in Gaza, but the other day Republican Steve Garvey knocked Schiff clear out of the park for lying about Russian collusion: Garvey: “I believe you were censured for lying.” Schiff: “I was censured for standing up to a corrupt president.” Garvey: “Sir, you lied to 300 million people and you can’t take that back.”
A RECENT AP story was headlined, “Poll: Some Journalists Bow To Marketplace.” Why I'm shocked! Shocked! I tell you. “The poll of 206 reporters and 81 news executives by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press out of the Columbia Journalism Review…” If anybody reading this believes that most media don't “bow to the marketplace…"
ALL YOU GARDENERS out there, a question: Aren't daffodils awfully early this year? Coupla mine popped up January 3rd.
MIKE GENIELLA'S comprehensive story on the future of Ukiah's abandoned Palace Hotel, the fate of the stately old structure under discussion for 40 years now, could be titled, “Eternal Gridlock, Next Twelve Exits.” Given the number of agencies and players involved in the ongoing Palace saga, it's obvious that what to do about the ghostly old structure will be discussed for another forty years. The shame of it all is that Ukiah missed the opportunity to boost the sagging fortunes of its battered downtown represented by Minal Shankar. She invested a small fortune in high end architects and engineers who devised a doable rehab of the Palace that would have been the jewel of not just Ukiah but the entire Northcoast. But what happened? Dubious characters happened, and Ms. Shankar withdrew.
WHENEVER I READ the rosters of large-circulation papers, I wonder what their small army of editors do all day. The entire A-section of the Press Democrat, for instance, is usually wire service stuff, which means someone, an editor presumably, takes a few minutes to select whatever random piece of irrelevant info strikes his or her fancy, picks it up and hurls it at the paste-up screen in no particular order of newsworthiness. The PD goes for distant catastrophes, spectacular crimes also conveniently distant from the Rose City, feebleminded stories about dogs and cats accompanied by large pictures of the animals, and industry press releases disguised as stories from, say, the timber industry that “prove” there is now more forest in America than there was when Columbus missed landing here by a whole continent, or that Big Wine is really really good for everyone.
ANOTHER PD MYSTERY, a paper I read on-line every morning because the print paper hasn't been delivered locally in a decade, is the paper's even larger number of full-time reporters. What do they do all day? The average production rate of the PD’s stable of journalists seems to be about a story a week, and some reporters’ names don’t appear for weeks at a time.
I'VE KEPT this one from Tim Redmond, one of Frisco's great journalists, because it says it all on several levels:
“THERE’S A STORY environmentalists tell up in Oregon, and although I’ve never actually found someone who could confirm it firsthand, I’ve always thought it rang true. The way the story goes, shortly after Mount St. Helens blew its top in 1980, thousands of journalists from all over the world converged on the Pacific Northwest to cover the story of the powerful volcano exploding in a populated part of the United States. A few reporters from Europe decided to rent a plane and fly over the scene, but the closest rental they could get was in southern Oregon. They didn’t realize quite how far they were from the volcano, so they started looking out the window fairly shortly after takeoff — and to a person, they were boggled at the forest devastation they were seeing below. Everywhere they looked, big chunks of mountainside appeared to have been torn apart by some horrible force that ripped trees out of the ground and left nothing behind but raw, muddy scars and slash piles. “That’s awful, just awful,” one of the reporters said. The pilot informed them that they were still at least 200 miles from the volcano. What they were looking at was mostly National Forest land. It had been clearcut by timber companies under contract to the US Forest Service.
SUPERVISOR TED WILLIAMS (responding to our note that he had suggested that local fire districts enact their own sales tax measures to keep the County from holding on to the Measure P money that is not legally mandated to be disbursed to fire districts.)
“Not quite. If the county ever enters bankruptcy, it’s expected the COURT would allocate existing general taxes to cover county expenses. The concern stated was not in regard to the current or future boards maintaining commitment to public advice to gift the money to fire districts.”
Mark Scaramella comments: Good to know; however the Supervisor didn’t mention the bankruptcy angle at the time. Remember, the Board has never honored Advisory Measure AH which the voters approved allocating a significant portion of the marijuana tax revenues to “emergency services.” Not one cent of that more than $20 million has gone to “emergency services,” so the Supervisor might understand how the few people who follow such things do not trust the Board’s “commitment.”
FEBRUARY ART WALK
Grace Hudson Museum will be open for First Friday on Feb. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. February First Friday features the Museum's current exhibit, "Printed & Stitched," examining the overlap between hand-pulled printmaking and the art quilt. Suni Robin will provide soothing sounds on the harp from 5 to 7:30. There's also the core galleries featuring Grace Hudson’s artwork, exquisite Pomo basketry, and Hudson-Carpenter family history. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free for all.
The Grace Hudson Museum is at 431 S. Main St. in Ukiah. For more information please go to www.gracehudsonmuseum.org or call (707) 467-2836.
Roberta Werdinger, Publicist
Where was the first sawmill on the Mendocino Coast?
Malcolm; In hopes of settling the question of which river was the site of the first sawmill on the Mendocino Coast, Albion or Mendocino, I bought your book, Mendocino History Exposed and read therein on page 13, “In 1852, men in the employ of Capt. Richardson, operated a water-powered lumber mill a bit upstream from the mouth of the Albion River.” And on page 7 you wrote, “a careful reading of the San Francisco newspaper the Daily Alta California shows the July 4, 1852, arrival in The City of the schooner Sovereign with a cargo of lumber from Mendocino County. The Sovereign, under Captain Baker, sailed from the port of Albion to San Francisco in thirty hours.” Unless someone has evidence that Mendocino’s mill started before this 1852 date, or disputes MacDonald’s information above, I believe we can safely state that Albion hosted the first sawmill on the Mendocino Coast. Please let us all know if this is inaccurate.
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That is correct. The same page in Mendocino History Exposed also notes that the brig Ontario didn’t arrive in Mendocino until July 19th of that year, with the equipment and men needed to set up a sawmill. The Daily Alta California of July 5, 1852 can be found on the California Digital Newspaper Collection (CDNC) website. This is a free to the public site. Put “Sovereign” in the basic search box then narrow your search to 1852 and the specific newspaper and the specifics should be under a heading like Shipping Intelligence. BTW Macdonald is written without any extra capitalization!
FROM A BRILLIANT ESSAY called “George” by the late Murray Kempton:
“The Scottsboro Boys were nine itinerant Negroes who were sentenced to death in April of 1931 for the supposed rape of two white women on a Chattanooga freight train. The Communists financed their early defense. Within two months after their case began, the International Labor Defense sent to Europe the mother of two of the prisoners; as ‘Mother’ Wright she toured 28 countries and heard shouts that ‘The Scottsboro Boys shall not die’ in a score of foreign tongues. She was so successful a missionary that there were indications that the ILD had at least eight Mother Wrights appearing at once in different parts of the world. It has been estimated that the Communists collected nearly a million dollars for the Scottsboro Boys; the legitimate expenditures for their defense can hardly have exceeded sixty thousand dollars. During the course of their appeals, the Scottsboro Boys became the most famous Negroes in America; when their last appeal was lost, the ILD settled back and waited for injustice to triumph. The prisoners, after a long and painful effort, were finally rescued and set free by a committee of liberals led by the Rev. Allan Knight Chalmers, Morris Ernst, Walter White, and the late Grover Hall, of Montgomery, Alabama. ‘I think,’ Chalmers has written, ‘that the Communists would have been content to lose the case if only they could publicize their part in it and point out the weakness of American legal practice’.”
JEFF BLANKFORT: Over the years, there have been a number of reports in the Israeli press of Jewish survivors comparing Israel's treatment of Palestinians with how they were treated by the Nazis. That none of them were reported in the US press one might say is a tribute to the power of the Jewish Establishment over the US media in the same manner that it controls the White House and Congress and so brazenly, with its millions, goes after any member of Congress who dares challenge what amounts to Israel's occupation of the United States. It's time to call out this situation for what it is and recognize that allegations of “antisemitism” are the tool they use to maintain the status quo.
ON LINE COMMENTS OF THE WEEK
 My new theory is that the CIA people will whack Biden, not Trump. That gets rid of the messy Biden problem AND they can blame a MAGA person for it . They’ve done it before, think they wouldn’t do it again? Disclaimer: I don’t want ANYBODY whacked.
 I just heard a woman complain today to her husband that he didn’t buy a car with an automatic trunk opener. And you think people under the gun to survive will co-operate on who gets to fill their bellies before others? “Whenever I want you, all I have to do is Drea–ea–ea-ea-eam, dream dream dream.”
 If everyone is worried about suffering and pain, in this case shortage of chemicals for lethal injection, why not inject fentanyl? Seems to be an abundance of the stuff and I hear it’s very deadly. I’m 50/50 on capital punishment. Like the editor points out it doesn’t seem to be a deterrent to the bad guys. Not to mention keeping them in prison for decades before punishment is carried out seems like a waste of food and beds.
 Trump’s biggest weakness is, He is it, he is the counter movement. He has no Mob like the Deep State is, he really has no one he can trust, as his first term proves. Who can he turn to for help when problems ensue? Could it be that the Christian nature of Trump’s base think he is messianic, that one person can slow or stop the descent into evil? Hmmm? IMHO, Trump’s election will just slow the globalization process going on now. The most important decision right now is who will be Vice president, the future carrier of the torch. Last time it was Pence. A huge mistake as that creep guaranteed the vulnerability of Trump in 2020.
 Neither political party wants to acknowledge the real reasons why middle America opposes unrestricted immigration, because they both serve the interests of the economic class who benefit from our current system- which constantly imports fresh waves of low wage labor to replace the ones whose phony refugee status have finally been officially denied, resulting in their deportation. An endless stream of cheap, maximally exploitable labor to serve as the modern day serfs for our modern day lords.
 People go out of their way to insult female public figures. Do you remember “Mann Coulter”? It’s low hanging fruit. (And don’t even start with the scrotum jokes)