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On the route.. 28 August 2009

Posted by marisacat in California / Pacific Coast, Lie Down Fall Down Dems.

Route 66, Erick. To travel the old road today — stumbling across crumbling ghost towns and half abandoned communities, across the sprawling native American desert reservations, through cities where people work all the hours they aren’t sleeping and still cannot afford to go to the doctor – is to encounter a new despair [Photograph: David Levene]

From a gallery of photos taken along Route 66, at the Guardian.


Some version of gawd took pity on us out here in Cali… we had a complicated case of a kidnap victim turn up, 18 years later…  it blew Kennedy almost out of the water.  The story kept popping all day, finally by 3 pm when the police in the county she was found in (or taken from, by now I am confused) held a presser, I realised:

We Are Released! Teddy is a side dish! Hallelujah!

Then word came down the NUMMI plant, apparently the only car assembly plant in the state, will indeed close in March of next year.  That did it… Ted got the dregs.



1. marisacat - 28 August 2009

hmmm. February to [almost] September. Quel difference!

Tiny Revolution plots the quick descent in re renditions.

2. catnip - 28 August 2009

Gallup: Obama’s approval rating is at 50%. Buh bye, “political capital”.

3. catnip - 28 August 2009

I see the Cali kidnapper has a blog. Bizarre.

artemis54 - 28 August 2009

Strange that someone that insane didn’t run afoul of the authorites or at least the neighbors a long time ago.

Where’s his wife in all this? Is she nuts too?

catnip - 28 August 2009

The neighbours were busy looking for terrorists. You know how it is…

marisacat - 28 August 2009

she was arrested as well…

The cops seem to be having a LOT of trouble getting his criminal history out… it is coming out very garbled.

Neighbors, who knew he was a registered sex offender, did call the local sheriff’s office… someone whose property is conjoined did notice the tarps and tents and did catch a glimpse of children. The neighbors say someone did come out, but spoke to Garrido at his door and did not search. AND one thing that has come out, he is on parole for the remainder of his life. Federal parole, from his first offense, which was abduction and rape. In either ’71 or! ’77. That too is garbled. An earlier response from the sheriff’s office is that they did not have a warrant and could not search. My understanding is if you are on parole, anything constitutes “probable cause” and a warrant si not needed. NOW the sheriff’s office says they have no record of neighbors calls.

His history is (imo) being presented in very confused fashion. Probably for a reason….

marisacat - 28 August 2009

NOW the Contra Costa sheriff IS admitting to 2006 calls about the structures in the back yard… and a stop at the house with no search.

Maybe they get the story straight by Monday.

marisacat - 28 August 2009

the story has everything…

4. catnip - 28 August 2009

Behold, unto you shall come a socialist beacon. Ramen.

5. marisacat - 28 August 2009

Meet the Press: Sen. Kerry, Bob Shrum, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Doris Kearns Goodwin.

This Week: Sens. Hatch, Kerry; roundtable with Liz Cheney, George Will, Sam Donaldson, Gwen Ifill, EJ Dionne.

Face the Nation: Sens. McCain, Feinstein, Hatch; Rep. Frank, Michael Eric Dyson.

Fox News Sunday: Former VP Cheney; panel with Bill Sammon, Mara Liasson, Bill Kristol, Juan Williams.

State of the Union: Sen. Hatch. Kennedy roundtable with Joe Klein, David Broder, Tom Oliphant, Emily Rooney.

catnip - 28 August 2009

Note to self: Sleep in on Sunday.

Madman in the Marketplace - 28 August 2009

jeebus h xrist on a pogo stick smoking a thai stick, LIZ FUCKING CHENEY?

marisacat - 28 August 2009

well she bested a punchy and imo hung over Katrina vd Heuvel last time I caught her on there. Why wouldn’t they have her back?

So what is the so called Dem partisan bench? Maddow who will keep some fiction going she votes for Ob under protest and Krugman… who is good a third of the time. Then they have the “black bench” miserable sell outs with no credibility, but they flack for the Dems… and will be represented tomorrow by Dyson (oh joy bad poetry)..

What is there?


Talk about the game getting old.

Madman in the Marketplace - 28 August 2009

good point.

6. catnip - 28 August 2009

News from the department of Ummm…what??

Bill would give president emergency control of Internet

7. catnip - 28 August 2009

Paging BHHM (the keeper of all that is written about Dem corruption)

It’s in the NY Post but what the hell…


WASHINGTON — Rep. Charles Rangel failed to report as much as $1.3 million in outside income — including up to $1 million for a Harlem building sale — on financial-disclosure forms he filed between 2002 and 2006, according to newly amended records.

The documents also show the embattled chairman of the Ways and Means Committee — who is being probed by the House Ethics Committee — failed to reveal a staggering $3 million in various business transactions over the same period.

Can I get a w00t?

marisacat - 28 August 2009

can we get a dump truck for charlie? pick up and delivery to the dump.

BooHooHooMan - 28 August 2009

w00t! w00t!

And Charlie’s CATHOLIC! Merde! I’m gonna be
burnin in Apostate Hell with that motherfucker!

marisacat - 28 August 2009

wear garlic.

8. marisacat - 28 August 2009

hA! IF only he had robbed a federally insured bank, they’d have been on him! Or tried to elude cops hot for a car chase! They’d have been on him!

Registered sex offender, on Megan’s List… on lifetime Federal parole… Gotta love it.

[“W]e missed an opportunity to bring earlier closure to this situation,” Contra Costa County Sheriff Warren E. Rupf said in a news conference today.

“I am first in line …. to offer my apologies to the victims and accept responsibility for missing an opportunity to rescue Jaycee,” he said.

Rupf said that a woman called 911 on Nov. 30, 2006 complained that people, including children, appeared to be living in tents in the backyard of Phillip and Nancy Garrido’s house in the town of Antioch, Calif. “The caller also said Garrido was psychotic and had a sexual addiction,” he said.

By the time of that call, Jaycee had been Garrido’s backyard prisoner for more than 15 years and bore two children fathered by him.

The sheriff said an officer sent to check out the 911 complaint met with Garrido in his front yard, determined nothing criminal was going on, and left.

“He did not enter or request to enter the backyard,” Rupf said. “This is not an acceptable outcome. Organizationally, we should have been more inquisitive, more curious and turned over a rock or two.”

The sheriff also said the officer was not aware that Garrido had previously been convicted of kidnap and rape and was a registered sex offender. . . . . .

Intermittent Bystander - 28 August 2009

From the latest AP report:

The investigating officer spent a half-hour interviewing Garrido on his front porch but did not enter the house or search the backyard, Contra Costa County Sheriff Warren E. Rupf said. The deputy, who did not know Garrido was a registered sex offender even though the sheriff’s department had the information, warned Garrido that the tents could be a code violation before leaving.


As a parolee, Garrido wore a GPS-linked ankle bracelet that tracked his every movement, met with his parole agent several times each month and was subject to routine surprise home visits and random drug and alcohol tests, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Gordon Hinkle said.

From an admittedly cynical Google for grant purchases:
Contra Costa prepares with new armored vehicle (Oakland Tribune, Jul 19, 2007)

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department is thrilled to soon be receiving an armored vehicle that can rescue hostages and withstand snipers’ bullets, but some police experts see the quarter- million dollar machine as just a fancy toy.

The Lenco BearCat — purchased with a federal Homeland Security grant — can detect poisonous gases, travels as fast as 85 mph and has gunports for 10 rifles. While the intent of the BearCat purchase is to better prepare deputies for response to a terrorist attack, the vehicle will probably be used more for protecting hostages, driving through gunfire and raiding drug houses.

marisacat - 28 August 2009

I think part of the problem… he lives in an unincorporated area… which I think explains why soemtimes one county responded, and at times another co came in. Looked him up on Megan’s Law List… several offenders in his immediate area. More than one an arrest for “lewd acts” with someone ”under 14”. On and on it goes.

What a fucking mess.

I recently saw one of thsoe East Bay tactical response vehicles. Basically a tank, for domestic use. Pretty ugly.

9. marisacat - 28 August 2009

We are officially saved from the Great Ted Undertaking! We have had a nasty missing child case in the East Bay erupt in arrests… differnt than the 18 year absence…

Equal opportunity criminals… this pair of arrests are black.

California is busy licking their chops! And Ted is forgotten. A few will wave tomorrow morning, someone may notice Ob giving the eulogy..

10. catnip - 28 August 2009
11. marisacat - 28 August 2009

gnu thred


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