Will Hispanic-Americans be ‘Juntos con Romney’?

Remember those right-wing bloggers and commentators who got bent out of shape by the creation of “African Americans for Obama,” accusing Obama of playing the race card or even being racist?

Just this week, Victor Davis Hanson was complaining that to Obama, “‘Us’ now means all sorts of targeted appeals to identity groups like African-Americans for Obama, Latinos for Obama, gays for Obamas, greens for Obama, or students for Obama.”

Yet Hanson and his colleagues were oddly silent this week when Mitt Romney announced the creation of “Juntos Con Romney,” or “together with Romney,” a team led by former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez to “help guide the campaign on important Hispanic initiatives and outreach.”

Nor did they complain when Romney produced ads such as these:

(Among other things, the ad promises that on Day One — Dia Uno — Romney will introduce tax cuts “that reward job creators, not punish them.” That means either higher deficits or higher taxes on the rest of us, but I digress.)

Personally, I’m glad to see Romney making the effort, hypocritical as it may be in some ways. As Jeb Bush noted this morning on CBS, the GOP needs to change its approach on immigration issues and its attitudes toward immigration.

“I worry that it’s shortsighted because tonally, in terms of the tone of the debate, it sends a signal ‘we want your support but you really can’t join our team…,’” Bush said. “Demographically, Latino voters, Hispanic voters, are gonna be important in this election but, going forward, even more so. … I think there needs to be a lot more intense efforts to recognize the demographics of the country are changing and our messaging, not our views, not our principles … need to change as well.”

Bush, for example, has endorsed the concept of a DREAM Act allowing young immigrants who were brought here illegally as children to attend college. Gutierrez, the chair of “Juntos con Romney,” has also endorsed the legislation. Romney has said he would veto such a bill.

And rather than be frightened or angered at the sound of Spanish, Bush argues that “When we hear foreign languages in the streets of America, that is a validation of the Republican vision to create a place where people want to come and make their lives.”

Romney, in contrast, has long supported making English the nation’s official language, an effort that many Hispanics see as an insult. In other words, while Romney may make superficial gestures of inclusion, and while he personally may feel differently, he is too weak to try to challenge forces within his party that make tangible, effective outreach impossible.

– Jay Bookman

361 comments Add your comment

TaxPayer

June 8th, 2012
8:16 am

I see another red shift coming on.

TaxPayer

June 8th, 2012
8:16 am

Does anyone have a good textbook on faith-based science.

Bruno

June 8th, 2012
8:16 am

I bet you a 24 ounce Big Gulp Mountain Dew that you will not find Dawn Loggins in the occupy movement in the upcoming years- nor will she be taking bribes and kickbacks to get that new road deal from the county-

Thomas–Great example of starting from different premises. As a general rule (read: lots of exceptions), those like Dawn and myself, who started with almost nothing and made something of themselves through massive effort, believe that individual effort is the key to success. There’s no doubt that the benefits of a cooperative society play a huge role as well, but that within that cooperative society, it still comes down to the individual.

The ideological divide between the primacy of individual vs. cooperative society shows itself in support for public welfare. Cons are typically against it, Libs seem to love it.

skipper

June 8th, 2012
8:18 am

Al Gore is such an a$$ that if he believed water was wet some folks would disagree just because it was him. Cuss Bush all you want, but thank goodness this stone-face fraud wasn’t elected………………

Paul

June 8th, 2012
8:20 am

Morning, Finn

“Romney Dodged the Draft”

Here we go again. Saw a talking head on a show the other night, probably wasn’t even born during Vietnam, pontificating about Romney dodging the draft and all that. Seems even those who lived thru that time have selective amnesia and have substituted instead today’s standard of “everyone who joins up is a hero and loves their country and we take care of them and idolize them ’cause they’re heroes!!!”

If anything is done for pure political advantage, it’s these nonsense stories about Vietnam-era males and deferments.

Thomas

June 8th, 2012
8:20 am

Hey check it out – krugman spells it all out quite simply why the reagan first term was so vastly different that what obama had to contend with

Like many one trick pony economist Krugman consistently fails to recognize the difference between monies invested and monies expensed- in Krugman’s drunken little brain the gov’t simply needs to spend- it doesn’t matter on what.

Stimulus III, IV, and V should really push us over the top

Amiga

June 8th, 2012
8:21 am

Mirar los Estados del Sur y rojos. Han promulgado leyes que no están en el mejor interés de los inmigrantes. Un voto por un republicano es un voto contra su futuro. Alabama, Carolina del Sur y Georgia no son los Estados que son considerados de inmigrantes. Han promulgado leyes que son similares a las leyes Jim Crow del viejo sur. Obama 2012

Paul

June 8th, 2012
8:22 am

” why are you so offended by the wonderful American tradition of redressing grievances through peaceful protest?”

Because people feel threatened when they hear their cherished beliefs challenged with points they cannot refute?

Peadawg

June 8th, 2012
8:22 am

“Any vote for Wlliard is a vote against you and your families best interrest..” – True

“Vote OBAMA save our country…” – I think I just threw up in my mouth

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
8:23 am

Sorry, La Biblia, my high school Spanish is pretty rusty, but if you’re including a blanket condemnation of Mormonism in with your criticism of Romney, you can leave me out.

Peadawg

June 8th, 2012
8:24 am

“I see another red shift coming on.”

Would that be communist red?

:lol:

Couldn’t help it….

Bruno

June 8th, 2012
8:26 am

Does anyone have a good textbook on faith-based science.

Though you claim to be knowledgeable about science, TP, you consistently overlook the fact that ALL textbooks have built-in assumptions, and therefore are ALL faith-based at some level. Though I’m sure it will fly over your head, a belief in vitalism (now touted as “emergent properties”) doesn’t change one experimental result. It only gives recognition to the obvious: There is an incredible level of organization which pervades all living beings, and the Universe itself, which directly violates the Law of Entropy. Though you continue to scoff at vitalism, the alternative understanding, that the unexplainable complexity of our Universe is all a result of countless “happy accidents”, is beyond ludicrous. Yet, that is what is forced upon our schoolchildren at the point of a gun.

Mick

June 8th, 2012
8:27 am

thomas

I’ll go with the perspective of a nobel prize winning, princeton professor eight days a week and every sunday over your pithy sqawking…

Paul

June 8th, 2012
8:28 am

Bruno

I’ve been struck in conversations you’ve had with others how they put forth a concept (God), define it in the silliest, most caricature-like way possible, relying heavily on, what, they remember of their Christian fundamentalist child Sunday School classes, then use that to say ’see how silly religion is and how I’m so smart and you’re not?”

People who are secure in their beliefs don’t have to spend time tearing down others’ beliefs.

JamVet

June 8th, 2012
8:29 am

Pau, he certainly gave my question a miss, as the English say.

Cons are typically against it (public welfare), Libs seem to love it.

Bruno,

I have NEVER read about any cons – and there must tens of thousands, if not more – living in or near poverty who have ever turned down public welfare? Have you?

Peadawg

June 8th, 2012
8:29 am

“I’ll go with the perspective of a nobel prize winning

I still haven’t figured out what Obama did to deserve it.

Paul

June 8th, 2012
8:30 am

Hey Normal! Where’s the ‘toon? Gotta start my day off in a good frame of mind -

USinUK - pro-gay-marriage thug and former Girl Scout

June 8th, 2012
8:30 am

Hi Paul! B-Dog … dB …

Happy Friday!! :-)

Paul

June 8th, 2012
8:31 am

USinUK!!!!

Been missin’ ya.

Your latest recipe got my mouth salivating -

Bruno

June 8th, 2012
8:31 am

Amiga–Hay una diferencia grande entre la inmigración ilegal y legal. ?Lo entiende?

Mick

June 8th, 2012
8:33 am

pea

So do I!

Jm-pass TSPLOST unless you looove congestion

June 8th, 2012
8:33 am

Krugman has as much credibility in economics as my cat

Nobel prize or not

Progressive Humanist

June 8th, 2012
8:33 am

Yes, Bruno, you’re right, climate change and evolution don’t have any “observable” evidence (snicker). But we should teach intelligent design, which is not science, has no testable hypotheses, is not being researched, and has about as much evidence as planet Kolob. Sounds about right.

So “spirits” are a human construct but are real phenomenon and everything is subjective, yet we must accept your definition and criteria for them? Sounds as if you’re a bit manic. So if “spirits” have no physicality, yet they exist, then they sound like magic, and if they’re magic, then why can’t they take the form of a magic primate? Since you said the answer can be found in the Bible, then isn’t this what you essentially believe? All of existence is due to a magical primate who telepathically created all matter and energy because that’s the only possible explanation. Right?

Yes, you really sound anti-religious. You believe in magical primates, or spirits, or whatever you’d like to call them, and you think scientific truths are found in the Bible. Yet you demonstrate a fundamental misunderstanding of science and the evidence we have for pretty basic scientific theories (and indeed, don’t seem to understand what a theory is), likely out of the need to rationalize the truly delusional views you choose to cling to.

It’s not really worth discussing these issues with you. The delusions appear to be so ingrained in your psyche that no amount of education or reason will help you. Once you embraced fiction as reality all hope for you was gone. But I’m cracking up reading your diatribes.

Amiga

June 8th, 2012
8:34 am

Sí, existen, pero las leyes que han sido aprobadas se extienden más allá del nivel federal. Esto debería ser un manejado a nivel nacional. Alabama aprobó la ley más dura y ha tenido que ir y hacer cambios!

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

June 8th, 2012
8:34 am

godless heathen

June 8th, 2012
8:15 am

Don’t even want to think about it.

TaxPayer

June 8th, 2012
8:35 am

Though you claim to be knowledgeable about science, TP, you consistently overlook the fact that ALL textbooks have built-in assumptions, and therefore are ALL faith-based at some level. Though I’m sure it will fly over your head, a belief in vitalism (now touted as “emergent properties”) doesn’t change one experimental result. It only gives recognition to the obvious: There is an incredible level of organization which pervades all living beings, and the Universe itself, which directly violates the Law of Entropy. Though you continue to scoff at vitalism, the alternative understanding, that the unexplainable complexity of our Universe is all a result of countless “happy accidents”, is beyond ludicrous. Yet, that is what is forced upon our schoolchildren at the point of a gun.

Then you should have no problem providing a link to that faith-based science text, Bruno. I look forward to it. And please, don’t throw it at me.

gadem

June 8th, 2012
8:35 am

The GOP can not change their position on immigration because of their affiliation with the Tea Party. Tea Party members are really Klan members…

stands for decibels

June 8th, 2012
8:37 am

Torture Boy SHEETZ.

Amiga

June 8th, 2012
8:38 am

Los legisladores aprobación ajustes a la ley de inmigración de Alabama
16 De mayo, 2012|Kelli Dugan | Reuters

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) – Alabama legisladores aprobó un nuevo proyecto de ley para revisar la ley de inmigración controvertida del Estado el miércoles, con la esperanza de defenderse más desafíos legales a la medida de estado más dura sobre la inmigración en los Estados Unidos.

El proyecto de ley, cuya aprobación final descansa ahora con el gobernador de Alabama, en gran medida mantiene intacta una ley aprobada el año pasado que ha provocado demandas por parte de la administración de Obama y grupos de derechos de inmigrantes que lo sostienen es inconstitucional.

Lawmakers approve tweaks to Alabama immigration law
May 16, 2012|Kelli Dugan | Reuters

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-05-16/news/sns-rt-us-usa-alabama-immigrationbre84g05v-20120516_1_hb56-immigration-law-illegal-immigrants

JamVet

June 8th, 2012
8:38 am

The changing politics of race made it possible for a revived conservative movement, whose ultimate goal was to reverse the achievements of the New Deal, to win national elections – even though it supported policies that favored the interests of a narrow elite over those of middle- and lower-income Americans. ~Paul Krugman

I concur.

Jay

June 8th, 2012
8:39 am

Gadem, that’s much much too harsh, and out of line. Don’t confuse what may be anxiety about race with virulent race-based hatred; they are two very different things.

Bruno

June 8th, 2012
8:42 am

I’ve been struck in conversations you’ve had with others how they put forth a concept (God), define it in the silliest, most caricature-like way possible, relying heavily on, what, they remember of their Christian fundamentalist child Sunday School classes, then use that to say ’see how silly religion is and how I’m so smart and you’re not?”

Paul–I didn’t accept the “caricature” vision of “God” even as a child, and so turned away from religion at an early age. Yet, later in life, I realized that SOMETHING is going on, that the unexplainable level of interrelated complexity which is observable at every scale of nature is due to SOMETHING. But, I suspect that “SOMETHING” will not–and cannot–ever be discovered or explained. As such, we are left with inadequate metaphors. But, due to the overlap in terminology, as soon as you mention the word “God”, many people assume you are talking about the unsophisticated anthropomorphic “God” of Sunday School.

People who are secure in their beliefs don’t have to spend time tearing down others’ beliefs.

I’m pretty secure in my “beliefs” insofar as they agree with both science and theology, yet am still motivated at times to tear some folks a new one. Must be a deep character flaw.

TaxPayer

June 8th, 2012
8:42 am

Further, I offer this in response to one Professor Plimer’s attempt to misinform our children. I don’t believe he has resorted to using a gun yet though.

Bruno

June 8th, 2012
8:44 am

have NEVER read about any cons – and there must tens of thousands, if not more – living in or near poverty who have ever turned down public welfare? Have you?

Jam–I don’t have to read about any, I am one. As I’ve recounted here numerous times, my family lived in poverty as a child, but we turned down welfare and food stamps out of pride. Now, nearly 50 years later, myself and all of my sisters are dong pretty well financially. I don’t think it’s an accident.

Progressive Humanist

June 8th, 2012
8:48 am

Taxpayer: “Does anyone have a good textbook on faith-based science.”

This does not exist. It’s oxymoronic. There is no such thing as faith based science, regardless of Bruno’s delirious obfuscations. Once conclusions are distorted by the need for them to conform to some religious ideology, they become immediately invalid because the evidence is no longer subject to its own merits but instead twisted to inaccuracy to align with opinion. This is the type of thing that the nutcase, Kurt Wise, would argue for and unfortunate uneducated people (Bruno? Tax Payer?) would fall for. It’s a real shame and one of the main reasons America has lost its status as the world’s intellectual leader.

TaxPayer

June 8th, 2012
8:51 am

Progressive Humanist @ 8:48,

You’re preaching to the choir. :smile:

Bruno

June 8th, 2012
8:55 am

Yes, Bruno, you’re right, climate change and evolution don’t have any “observable” evidence (snicker).

PH–There’s little debate that average temps have risen about .6 degrees Celsius over the past 150 years. What is in question is what the driving mechanism is, and whether a .6 degree rise constitutes a calamity. Because CO2 levels have also risen in that time period, the easy answer is to say that is the cause. However, if you know much about science and logic, correlation /= causation. My personal belief is that larger forces beyond our control are at work.

But we should teach intelligent design, which is not science, has no testable hypotheses, is not being researched, and has about as much evidence as planet Kolob. Sounds about right.

You, like TP above, fail to realize that ANY body of knowledge has built-in epistemological assumptions. Because you so implicitly accept materialism in a deeply reductionist fashion, you can’t even recognize your own prejudices. Read a little more about epistemology and we can talk later.

So if “spirits” have no physicality, yet they exist, then they sound like magic, and if they’re magic, then why can’t they take the form of a magic primate? Since you said the answer can be found in the Bible, then isn’t this what you essentially believe?

“Magic”, yes. “Magic primate”, no. You’re confusing what I’m saying. See Paul’s 8:28 post for further explanation.

It’s not really worth discussing these issues with you. The delusions appear to be so ingrained in your psyche that no amount of education or reason will help you. Once you embraced fiction as reality all hope for you was gone. But I’m cracking up reading your diatribes.

Here’s where I went to undergrad school, in which I was at the top of my class:

http://www.hmc.edu/

Care to put your education up against mine??

Progressive Humanist

June 8th, 2012
9:01 am

Schizophrenia often sets in in early adulthood and individuals begin to believe there is SOMETHING else out there. “Spirits” begin talking to them. “Evidence” emerges for beings that cannot be detected or measured, yet “definitely” exist in some unnatural realm. And things become “real” that can never be discovered or explained, but the individual is absolutely sure about them, although they may be the only one who has the privilege to see these things. And it becomes perfectly reasonable and logical that theology (myth) holds equal weight as science.

Progressive Humanist

June 8th, 2012
9:02 am

Tax Payer- My apologies then for lumping you in with the delusional one.

Progressive Humanist

June 8th, 2012
9:06 am

Sure, I’ll see your undegrad (today’s high school diploma) and raise you a PhD in a field of science.

Bruno

June 8th, 2012
9:07 am

This does not exist. It’s oxymoronic. There is no such thing as faith based science, regardless of Bruno’s delirious obfuscations. Once conclusions are distorted by the need for them to conform to some religious ideology, they become immediately invalid because the evidence is no longer subject to its own merits but instead twisted to inaccuracy to align with opinion.

PH–Let me back down a bit so you don’t feel attacked. Maybe you can open your mind a little then.

The bottom line is that we are humans, such that all “knowledge” is essentially “human knowledge”. You seemed a little confused about this point, and wish to assign a level of objectivity to knowledge that isn’t really there. Now, does this mean that “anything goes” as you seem to be implying with your “magic primate” comments?? Heck no. In order to qualify as “knowledge”, especially “scientific knowledge”, certain rigorous standards must be met, such as repeatability and verifiability. Your “magic primate” theory doesn’t meet this standard.

As for ID, you are correct in that it can’t be confirmed directly through simple experimentation. It exists more in the observational realm, and is nothing more than a simple recognition that the incredible inter-related complexity of our Universe is poorly explained by randomness.

Out of curiosity, what is your own explanation for the undeniable inter-related complexity of the Universe?? According to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, it can’t exist. Things can only fall apart, in direct contradiction to our daily experiences.

Jack

June 8th, 2012
9:10 am

My delusions/spirits will definitely tell me to vote GOP. Was going to anyway.

JamVet

June 8th, 2012
9:11 am

Bruno

June 8th, 2012
9:17 am

Sure, I’ll see your undegrad (today’s high school diploma) and raise you a PhD in a field of science.

My guess is that an undegrad degree from Mudd trumps your PhD in terms of actual understanding. Somehow no one explained to you that all scientific formulas and models have built-in assumptions, and therefore result in measurable error when actual experiments are carried out. Do you not understand this, or are you stuck in the Platonic realm of Perfect Forms?? I’m not sure what psychological condition correlates to the belief in Perfect Forms, but you seemed to be overwhelmed by that condition to the point that you believe your own nonsense.

Tax Payer- My apologies then for lumping you in with the delusional one.

So, a simple agreement from TP is all you need to “know” that both you and he see things as they “really are”?? The only thing you two have in common is that you’re stuck at the second tier of understanding.

So, show me how “smart” you and explain what’s behind “emergent properties”, as acknowledged by folks like Richard Wolfson and Robert M Hazen.

Mick

June 8th, 2012
9:17 am

jm

You couldn’t shine krugmans shoes when it comes to economics..

Jay

June 8th, 2012
9:18 am

To the person who posted falsely as “Jamvet”:

You have now been banned. We do not tolerate namejacking on this blog.

Progressive Humanist

June 8th, 2012
9:25 am

This is great. Please keep enlightening us with your vast scientific knowledge. I love it.

Here’s one for you to gnaw at- The 2nd law of thermodynamics applies only to closed systems, and the earth is not a closed system. So it does not apply at all to the complexity or interrelatedness of life on earth, which is the only place we know with 100% certainty that life exists. And even though life is likely to exist elsewhere it almost certainly developed in other open systems.

I’ll check back later for what I’m sure will be a thoroughly amusing response.

Bruno

June 8th, 2012
9:35 am

Here’s one for you to gnaw at- The 2nd law of thermodynamics applies only to closed systems, and the earth is not a closed system.

And now you’re quoting from pro-Evolution sites?? So weak. Expand your “closed system” to include the entire Universe, and you still won’t have an answer.

Let’s just cut to the chase. Explain how “emergent properties” come about. You’re the “expert here, according to yourself, that is. Yet somehow, all you can do is toss insults around and repeat tired non-explanations. so, nos, it’s time to put up or shut up. Explain to me the “scientifically verified” explanation of “emergent properties”. You can’t, because no one can. You’re nothing but a loud-mouthed blowhard.

TaxPayer

June 8th, 2012
9:40 am

Still waiting for the faith-based science text, Bruno. A link will do.

Progressive Humanist

June 8th, 2012
9:42 am

Measurable error, now there’s an advanced concept (snicker).

So in Bruno’s world a bachelor’s degree equals more education than a PhD. Just one more piece of evidence of his level of delusion. He’s a cultural relativist and everything is subjective, to the point that fact and fiction, myth and science, perception and reality are all equal. What the modern high school diploma (BS in more ways than one) has given him is an assuredness that his misconceptions are actually an accurate depiction of reality. Truly astonishing and highly amusing.

Now I really gotta get to work (to start lesson planning for the graduate level research class I’ve got to teach Monday…hmmm, maybe he could use the instruction).

Bruno

June 8th, 2012
9:44 am

They’re all faith-based, TP, but you’re too dumb and stubborn to recognize that obvious fact. See my 8:55.

And since I’m not expecting for PH to answer my challenge to explain how “emergent properties” come about in rigorous, scientific terms, maybe you can take a crack at it. I won’t hold my breath waiting.

Gotta run.

TaxPayer

June 8th, 2012
9:57 am

Ice core records show that the current levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, 390 parts per million (ppm), are now well above the natural range of the last 800,000 years of between 172 and 300 ppm.

TaxPayer

June 8th, 2012
9:58 am

They’re all faith-based, TP, but you’re too dumb and stubborn to recognize that obvious fact.

Says the one that whines about others hurling insults. You too funny, Bruno.

TaxPayer

June 8th, 2012
10:01 am

Further, Bruno, you are misinformed regarding any claim you may wish to continue to make regarding a lack of consensus in the true scientific community about man’s impact on global warming. I’ll be glad to show you my evidence if you’ll show me yours. :lol:

gm

June 8th, 2012
11:03 am

Hispanic-Americans are not stupid they watched the primaries when Willard and the racist of the right were making comments against Hispanics and Willard was leading the charge.

Joe Hussein Mama

June 8th, 2012
11:07 am

Doom — “In regards to spending before he left did Joe mama ever figure out that under Obama that the Dems controlled both houses of Congress for 2 years and that in the last year and a half that they still control one house? Cause judging by his statements I don’t think he did.”

Doom, you so silly! :D

You’re smarter than that, and you know full well that spending bills originate in the House. The Republican House.

Cyril

June 8th, 2012
11:24 am

Mormons believe that the indigeneous people of the americas where at one time WHITE. They were 2 tribes that came from Israel. One of the tribes killed the other and as a punihment GOD CURSED THEM WITH BROWN SKIN.

look it up it’s in the book of mormons,

They also believe that if they convert they would become WHITE and dignified. In 1971 the Mormon church changed the quote from “white” to “pure” to seem less racist

How The Racist Mormons View Blacks

June 8th, 2012
1:27 pm

Progressive Humanist

June 8th, 2012
4:04 pm

Okay, back for a moment from my work, hoping to get some more entertainment from Junior, err… Bruno.

I love how you just randomly decided to label the universe a closed system so that your silly argument would conform to the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. The universe is not a closed system. In fact, it’s not a system at all; it’s the antithesis of a system. It’s comprised of matter and energy flying apart at immense speeds in vast areas of nothingness. This is not a system.

I couldn’t care less about your issue of emergent properties (you really need to stop getting your science information from creationist websites). There is more than ample evidence in the fields of genetics and biology to confirm evolution, and plenty of evidence in cosmology to confirm the expansion of the universe. (By the way, Natural Selection and the Big Bang are two different scientific theories. You seem to be under the false assumption they comprise a single theory, when in fact they have nothing to do with one another. One explains the origins of matter and energy and the other explains the emergence of a variety of life forms. Your blanket denial of climate change, Natural Selection, and the expansion of the universe reveal how your political ideology blinds your understanding of science.)

I have to say, I’m a little disappointed in Harvey Mudd. I would expect them to put out better undergrads. STEM schools should produce alumni with a much better grasp of cause and effect and certainly with a better understanding of basic science. My guess is that you finished there and got the mistaken idea that because it’s a good school your opinions somehow (magically?) became more valid and credible than that of, say, professors, scientists, and people with PhDs. Then your manic side was introduced to a hint if schizophrenia, and eureka! You decided, sans any evidence whatsoever, that there must be some magical intelligent force (primate?) that controls everything, so you began to gather all the support you could for your misguided opinion from creationist websites.

Congratulations, you have graduated to the honorable rank of supreme nutcase. I would offer to suggest an intervention program to address your condition, but I think you’re a little beyond that by now. I fear you’ll end up as the crazy old kook in the corner at your family gatherings who tells everyone what they need to do to keep from getting abducted and probed by aliens.

Larry Linn

June 9th, 2012
11:41 am

After I came back from Vietnam, a buddy and I were walking down Ventura Blvd. near Van Nuys Blvd. We saw Chuck giving Judo lessons to an attractive young woman through the window. We stopped and starting laughing. Chuckie came out and told us to move on. My buddy said that it was a public street, and said that we could stay all day if we wanted to, and he could not make us move. Chuckie went back inside, and took her to one of the back rooms of hi dojo. I still wonder if she was the mother of his illegitimate daughter.

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