Frontier Former Editor

May 22, 2011

Another reason why liberal arts education is important . . .

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Inside jokes.

March 26, 2011

And then we’ll order some traps from the Acme Corporation . . .

Carlos Lam – the new Alfred Naujocks?

Not to be confused with Robert Lam of Chicago Transit Authority

Carlos Lam, plotter not-so-extraordinaire

  Mr Lam – until Friday, a deputy prosecutor for Johnson County, Indiana but still presumably an admirer of whiteshirt Republican Governor Scott Walker of  Wisconsin – apparently thought that Nazi Germany came up with a few good ideas in the late summer of 1939. Like using deception and staged violence to defame enemies domestic and foreign. Maybe Lam was surfing the web and found something really obscene, like the Gleiwitz incident.

'It'll be better than Arbitron, mein Fuhrer!'

Not-much-better plotter Alfred Naujocks

Lam, in what he probably thought was a fit of brilliance, committed his thoughts to email. An email with his username and part of the official email system of the Johnson County, Indiana prosecutor’s office.

And, thus, the official records of that system begat this:

“If you could employ an associate who pretends to be sympathetic to the unions’ cause to physically attack you (or even use a firearm against you), you could discredit the unions,” the email said.

“Currently, the media is painting the union protest as a democratic uprising and failing to mention the role of the DNC and umbrella union organizations in the protest. Employing a false flag operation would assist in undercutting any support that the media may be creating in favor of the unions. God bless, Carlos F. Lam.”

Let’s see . . . in 1939, SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich, Gestapo chief Heinrich Mueller and SS Major Alfred Naujocks cooked up a similar plot in which concentration camp prisoners would be dressed in Polish uniforms and killed at the site of a German radio station to prove that the Poles were aggressors against the peace-loving German state.

I wonder if Lam deleted something from his email. Say, something like . . . . “Walker, mein leader, perhaps you could get some cheap clothing and weapons, requisition a few Wisconsin Department of Corrections inmates, make them change their clothes and let them ‘loose’ on the grounds of the governor’s chancellery . . . . your stadtpolizei would become heroes and collective bargaining for public employees could be reined in by a final resolution . . . .”

And for added interest, Mr. Lam seems to envision himself a prophet of race relations in the United States (here).

“This book is an excellent prediction of what is to come in the next century. Not only are black and hispanic militancy on the rise, but White movements are gaining adherents daily, probably in response to the crimes perpetrated against Whites by these other races. Mr. Chittum’s predictions are also backed up with statistics, and he also shows that past multiethnic empires have broken up. Read it and prepare.”

I feel so inadequate. My best effort on Amazon’s book reviews was only this.

I suppose it could have been worse. Lam could have gotten a copy of ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’

But all of this still leaves a question unanswered. What passes for brains among some segments of the GOP in the north central U.S.? I have one theory . . . .

Well, it is brain matter . . .

The synapses are probably more active in this too . . .

January 31, 2010

Thanks . . .

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to all of you who posted their concern. It’s been a rough three and a half months and things are slowly getting a little better. I don’t know when I’ll be blogging regularly again, but thank all of you again.

November 26, 2009

She didn’t suffer.

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I do give thanks for my mother, and for my father surviving, but it’s hard to do.

November 17, 2009

Power dive . . .

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Three weeks after my father started rehab, my mother started getting more and more confused and less able to move. She went in the hospital Saturday. Monday morning, we were told that she is in the final stage of terminal cancer. I need to comprehend this.

October 27, 2009

I don’t know how this year’s going to end, but it’s either on a screaming power dive or the start of a zoom climb.

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First, if anyone still bothers to read this blog, I just want to preface the following with one plea.

If you have diabetes or a loved one with diabetes, do whatever it takes to get it under control. Whatever it takes.

Tomorrow my father leaves the hospital after two and half weeks. He also leaves minus his leg halfway up the shin. I couldn’t convince him to go to the hospital because he was worried more about my mother, who was in the hospital three and a half weeks  earlier because complications from chemotherapy almost cost her her leg. Once she was out of danger, he finally relented.

After two days of iv antibiotics, the doctor said it was a lost cause.

He’s taken it a lot better than I have. Other than a night duty physician who felt it was less bother for her rounds if he was kept on atavan for four days after his amputation, he’s come out in pretty good spirits considering. 

He goes into inpatient rehab Thursday. He thinks he’s going to be on a prosthesis in two to three weeks. Not if he doesn’t get the diabetes under control, and even then it’s going to be a long winter before he’ll be mobile because of the associated healing problems.

I’m surprised I’m even writing about this. I can’t believe what’s happened the last three weeks.

August 26, 2009

Edward M. Kennedy, 1932 – 2009

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August 13, 2009

This week’s installment of cruel cosmic irony:

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That Les Paul died after causing so much enjoyment for people, or that Sarah Palin draws breaths and exhales such intellectual filth

August 11, 2009

Joseph P. Kennedy was a rotten, cruel, evil-hearted bastard . . .

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but his daughter will never be mistaken for him and his lack of basic human decency:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1921-2009

August 10, 2009

Holy haberdashery!

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Michael provides us with a delightful essay on hats this week, and it reminded me of the hat I’d like to have:


This man, Marc Mitscher, commanded the single largest and most powerful battle fleet ever to see combat. And instead of gold braid, admiral’s stars or other regalia suited to a fleet command. Mitscher wore a lobsterman’s cap with a simple USN officer’s crest. If that doesn’t illustrate serene self awareness and utility of purpose, what does?

That’s a hat . . . .

(08-11-09: I should clarify the statement ‘single largest battle fleet.’ Mitscher commanded Task Force 58. In th esense that it was a unified group of ships operating as a single force in combat, it was probably the largest and most powerful battle fleet ever to see combat.”

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