After more than 5 years and a half-million page views…
You can catch The Legendary at RadioLegendary.com,
a WordPress site that will feature audio reports, more video and graphic presentations.
Mark this location to visit our archives of more than 3,000 articles - www.downdirtyword.blogspot.com
See you at the new store - The Legendary
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Monday, December 30, 2013
Attractive Irish girl is true to her man
|Caitlin McNamara and Michael Joseph Alvarado|
|Location of the reported kidnapping|
Posted by The Legendary at 2:52 PM
Sunday, December 29, 2013
A Lib Trib story brought to you by RadioLegendary
|Striped Sunshine in Six Shooter Junction on any sunny day|
Posted by The Legendary at 1:22 PM
Middletown, Ct. - State police released thousands of pages of heavily redacted material in a conclusion to its investigation of the multiple murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
The report portrays a killer who stalked the hallways and classrooms, killing his victims as he swept through the building, then abruptly ended his life within moments after armed police arrived.
Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza, a young man the report stresses was obsessed with mass killings, shot his way into the building with a Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and killed the principal and school psychologist, wounded two other staff members, then killed 15 children aged 6 and 7 in one classroom, and 5 in another, as well as two staff members in each classroom. He then hid in another room, where he turned his 10 mm Glock 22 pistol on himself. He had earlier murdered his mother where she lay in her bed at their home in Newtown with four shots from a .22 caliber rifle.
An inventory of the weapons involved states, “The following weapons were recovered in the course of this investigation: (1) a Bushmaster Model XM15-E2S semi-automatic rifle, found in the same classroom as the shooter’s body. All of the 5.56 mm shell casings from the school that were tested were found to have been fired from this rifle. (2) a Glock 20, 10 mm semi-automatic pistol found near the shooter’s body and determined to have been the source of the self-inflicted gunshot wound by which he took his own life. (3) a Sig Sauer P226, 9 mm semi-automatic pistol found on the shooter’s person. There is no evidence this weapon had been fired. (4) a Izhmash Saiga-12, 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun found in the shooter’s car in the parking lot outside the school, and which was secured in the vehicle’s trunk by police responding to the scene. There is no evidence this weapon had been fired. (5) a Savage Mark II rifle found at 36 Yogananda Street on the floor of the master bedroom near the bed where the body of the shooter’s mother was found. This rifle also was found to have fired the four bullets recovered during the autopsy of the shooter’s mother.
“All of the firearms were legally purchased by the shooter’s mother. Additionally, ammunition of the types found had been purchased by the mother in the past, and there is no evidence that the ammunition was purchased by anyone else, including the shooter.”
Police arrived within 4 minutes, and within one minute of their arrival, Lanza had ended his own life.
A summary of the massive final report may be viewed by clicking here.
The dozens of files consisting of thousands of pages, including video and audio recordings, is available at this website.
Posted by The Legendary at 6:33 AM
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Not what you say, but the way you say it...
“You might want to drop by Wal-Mart and pick you up a personality...” - Phil Robertson
Monroe, La. - There's an old, sick joke about three drunken Louisiana duck hunters in a john boat with a rack of Dixie Beer. Just as one of them stands up to take a shot, a second hunter cuts loose with his gun, killing him instantly.
No need in letting a tragic happening spoil a day's hunt. Besides, there's plenty of beer left to go around. They cover up the dead guy with a tarp and shoot ducks until they run out of brew.
Then they take the dead guy home and knock on his door. His wife appears, and the drunk who pulled the trigger says, “Hello, ma'am, are you the Widow Boudreau?” She says, “Well, I'm Mrs. Jean Baptiste Boudreau, but I'm no widow.”
“The hell you're not,” says the third man, who has up until that moment remained quiet.
CNN blared the news far and wide, letting the market of people who cling to their guns, their religion, and their beliefs in straight sex and racial segregation know that the patriarch of the “Duck Dynasty” reality show that appears on the cable network, Arts and Entertainment, has been reinstated to his former position following a week-long suspension over his remarks about queer politics and racial issues.
He told a Gentlemen's Quarterly writer that it's his opinion that homosexuality is a sin, and that in his life growing up in the Jim Crow atmosphere of this very Baptist, King Cotton community in north Louisiana, he never saw a black person mistreated prior to the “civil rights” era.
The people President Barack Obama spoke of, the ones who “cling to their guns,” their religion, and – whatever – rose up in furious anger. Whatever happened to the bearded one's right to freedom of expression?
Yeah. How about that?
CNN was quick to point out that the endorsements he and his clan generate for hunting, outdoors and recreational products represents the keen interest of a burgeoning $400 million per year market in – you guessed it – guns, ammo, duck blinds, hunting apparel, high capacity rifle and pistol magazines – and everything else it takes to do the Duck Dynasty thing up and down the bayous and creeks of the deep south, Appalachia, the Rockies, the Hill Country, and the high plains.
None of this will change land office gun sales at big box stores such as Wal-Mart and Cabela's. According to the "Writer's Guide to Firearms and Ammunition," 300 million firearms are in the hands of the American public. The guide quotes the National Shooting Sports Association in its estimate of the hunting, firearms and ammunition market at $4.1 billion per year, with a total economic impact of $27.8 billion on the national economy.
Said one balding, sharp-dressed CNN talking head wearing sharkskin and a pink shirt with an open collar: “There probably is room for a little cynicism in all this.”
The blonde sitting in as co-anchor gestured expansively with her perfectly manicured hands, saying, “He was talking aobut his interpretation of the Bible – of scripture, of his religion.”
Robertson is an elder in Our Berean Bible Church.
They chattered away about some similar dust-up involving Cracker Barrel, in which much merchandise was removed from shelves before a corporate reversal was reached.
Robertson told other CNN correspondents that he's “perfectly comfortable with what he said,” a dude with a vaguely east London accent intoned.
According to the A and E network, their corporate plan is to "use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in 'Duck Dynasty.' These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio."
According to other literature heaped upon the heads of the cyber-public, this year will go down in history as the annum in which gay got recognition as good - as in some 15 states recognizing same-sex marriage.
What the bride and groom wore? Stitched in union sweat shops – all over the Third World?
As John Lennon once wrote, “There's always something happening, and nothing going on.”
Posted by The Legendary at 7:11 AM
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Terrified, his wife fears for his life
San Antonio – Lights blazed through the night at John Foddrill's northwest San Antonio home tonight after the former city telecommunications chief fled with his wife to an undisclosed South Texas location to be with “friends who have my back.”
When The Legendary arrived to keep an appointment for a comprehensive interview based on revelations of names, facts and figures he has made over the past week regarding allegatons of city officials working in collusion with accountants and government inspectors to defraud bond underwriters and grant administrators for the past 25 years, we found only this enigmatic e-mail.
“There was an article about the failing 911 system published today and I am not going to be home until I see how the City and SAPD responds to the truth being told about them and the danger to citizen's /first responder's lives that they have been concealing for years.
“Keep your head down.”
In the article, a news writer revealed that 911 emergency police and fire calls experienced a 20 percent fail rate because dispatchers often placed callers on hold prior to even obtaining information as to the nature of callers' emergencies.
That article matches a series of such revelations over the years, including actual case files of dispatchers disciplined for sleeping on the job, hanging up on callers, and dropping their duties altogether during officer-related shootings.
Foddrill's allegations go much deeper than that. He has supplied The Legendary and other news outlets with actual recordings of meetings with special agents of the Housing and Urban Development department in which he detailed exactly how grant funds go unaccounted, spend on other projects, and the falsified figures turned over to accountants who sign off on audits supplied bond underwriters.
He alleges millions upon millions of dollars have been thereby misapplied and outright stolen through deceptive accounting practices. Officials really spent the money on office remodeling, and accounted for the shortages by falsifying pay records to show that certain employees worked hours they did not.
About 20 percent of San Antonio's income comes from government grants.
But Foddrill's experience with government funding is one that shows a pattern of deception for the past 25 years, he says. When he tracked a 25 percent fail rate among emergency calls, he knew that money allocated to update the system's software and hardware requirements would cure the problem.
That's when the InformationTechnology manager informed him that “It's a money problem. We don't have any.
“I had a $5.2 million a year budget and never had any money,” he recalls.
The allegations led to his dismissal under prejudice as the manager over the 911 system, a whistleblower trial in which officials including the Municipal Integrity Manager, city auditor and police and fire officials lied under oath and a judge decreed a take nothing judgment.
City investigators declared his allegations unfounded. The court decided there was a lack of evidence.
Nevertheless, Foddrill filed a complaint with the Securities Exchange Commission last May; he also filed information with the State Board of Accountancy alleging crooked accounting practices by CPA employed by the city as well as bond underwriters and federal government.
Foddrill and a Fire Department contract compliance manager were both subsequently banned from visiting City Hall and the Civic Plaza to obtain records that support their allegations. They have both filed suit in U.S. District Court in order to gain redress for deprivation of their civil rights. The judge signed a writ in October that enjoins police officias to allow both of them access to the premises.
His wife Susan lost her last nerve going into the night before the day for the face tp face, on-mike and camera interview. She demanded that they leave the area. "She's afraid they will kill me," he said, his voice wavering over a shaky cell phone connection.
Over the years, they have endured such terroristic practices as two police officers arriving in the wee hours of the morning to perform a “mental health check” by knocking on a neighbor's door and arousing his family in order to inquire with the Foddrills have any firearms. They asked if John Foddrill was in a fit mental condition to have guns.
Police officials have warned him that dispatchers could get mixed up between his address and that of his son, John Foddrill, Jr., who lives only a couple of blocks away. In another case, an officer warned him about standing next to his car where it was parked on the street in front of a municipal building. A police car coud come flying around the corner on some emergency and hit him or his car, killing or injuring him accidentally.
He fears being tasered to death, cuffed in a hogtied position and smothering for breath, or being beaten to death.
One may read more about the situation by reading these clippings:
Posted by The Legendary at 8:54 PM
New York – Wall Street “roared its approval,” according to AP reports, as outgoing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke announced in his final press conference that the dreaded day of an easing of “quanititative easing” has arrived.
After January 1, the Federal Reserve will diminsh its $85 billion per month purchases of U.S. Treasury Bonds to $10 billion due to a brightening economic picture.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared nearly 300 points on the news as bond prices fluctuated; by mid-afternoon, the yield on benchmark 10-year Treasury Bons had “barely moved,” up at 2.89 percent.
One need only click here for a in-depth report from the South China Morning Post.
Posted by The Legendary at 3:54 AM