Friday, July 31, 2015


Despite scientific evidence to the contrary, a psychologist believes that pot is harmless

BarkGrowlBite | July 31, 2015

In response to my post, “True Facts On Number Of Imprisoned Drug Offenders,” ‘darkcycle’, who identified himself as a psychologist, submitted several comments on PACOVILLA in support of the phony claims put forth by prison reformers that our prisons are bulging with drug offenders. The Justice Department reports that only 16 percent of all inmates incarcerated in state prisons are drug offenders.

In one of his comments, darkcycle mentions something about “growing a harmless plant, which can land you life.” Marijuana, a harmless plant? Me thinks the psychologist has been smoking too much funny tobacco if he really believes that to be true.

Here are some studies showing that contrary to being a harmless substance, marijuana is a very dangerous and addictive drug:

A study by Dr. Penny Whiting and her team at England’s University of Bristol found that cannabis does not ease pain, nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients, MS muscle contractions, sleep disorders or Tourette’s symptoms.

The federal government ruled that marijuana has no accepted medical use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin. In a June 2011 letter to organizations petitioning for a reclassification of marijuana, Michele Leonhart declared that marijuana "has a high potential for abuse," "has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States" and "lacks accepted safety for use under medical supervision." The letter and 37 pages of supporting documents were published in the Federal Register.

A 20 year study by a team led by Professor Wayne Hall, a drug adviser to the World Health Organization, found cannabis is highly addictive, causes mental health problems, doubles the risk of developing psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia and opens the door to hard drugs.

There have been a number of studies showing that cannabis had caused heart problems in the young and middle-aged. Doctors in Wales noted that there is evidence pot can trigger heart attacks, with the risk increasing 4.8 times in the first hour after smoking the weed. They also noted that studies have shown marijuana affects blood flow, increases the heart rate, causes high blood pressure when sitting down and low pressure when standing up.

The American Glaucoma Society has written: "There is no scientific basis for marijuana's use in treatment," and there is evidence that it could actually do damage.

According to the journal of the American Epilepsy Society, "Marijuana itself has major shortcomings as an epilepsy treatment ... evidence for efficacy in treating seizures does not meet the necessary standard to recommend it to patients." Worse, researchers state that "marijuana use or withdrawal could potentially trigger seizures in susceptible patients."

The Journal of Neuroscience reports that researchers from Harvard Medical School and Chicago’s Northwestern University have discovered that smoking pot even casually once or twice a week can damage the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala, both core structures of the brain which are linked to emotion, motivation and addiction.

Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy says, “Smoking marijuana has a very negative effect on your ability to operate a motor vehicle. It’s quite dangerous to you, your passengers and others on the road.”
(Apparently he hasn’t heard his boss declare that pot is less harmful than alcohol.)

The Drug Abuse Recognition Journal reports There is mounting evidence that cannabis may increase the risk for schizophrenia in the developing mind.

The Archives of General Psychiatry reports that people who smoke pot are more likely to develop a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia earlier than those who do not use marijuana.

The British Medical Journal reports that a review of nine studies found that drivers were more likely to be involved in a collision with another car after smoking marijuana. Smoking cannabis within three hours of getting behind the wheel could almost double the risk of a serious crash.

A study headed by Marie-Odile Krebs, professor of psychiatry at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) laboratory in France, found that among 190 patients with schizophrenia, 121 of whom had used marijuana, cannabis appeared to affect the age of psychosis onset in a subgroup of 44 patients. The affected patients either had their first symptoms within a month of smoking pot for the first time, or experienced a severe worsening of psychotic symptoms each time they smoked.

The proponents of pot and even our President would have us believe that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol. Yeah, right. And as for medical marijuana, that's a hoax too!

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Nah, please tell me it isn’t true. Since Kookfornia is such a trend setter, I’m worried that in the near future we will be seeing people peeing, pooping and puking on all those beautiful walls in Houston’s Third Ward. What? ….. You say they’ve been doing that for years. Shit!

BY Joseph Serna

Los Angeles Times
July 28, 2015

When it comes to odorous annoyances, San Francisco officials hope a fresh coat of paint will succeed where manners and bladders have failed.

Last week, crews with San Francisco Public Works began painting buildings in the city with a clear-coat sealant that, in theory, would splash back urine, or any other liquid sprayed onto it.

There are signs posted on the walls cautioning urinators of the risk they face if they relieve themselves, but some people “might learn the hard way,” chuckled the director of Public Works, Mohammed Nuru.

“The wall advises not to urinate there. It’s in three languages. If they happen to take that chance, they can get their feet or pants wet,” Nuru explained. “It does work. Believe me.”

Nuru admitted the issue isn’t the city’s No. 1 priority, but the proposed remedy is costing only a few hundred dollars to experiment with and would save labor hours and water.

Through mid-July, San Francisco’s Public Works department has received more than 7,500 requests for steam cleaning, the bulk of those (almost 60%) were connected to feces, urine and vomit, Nuru said.

The rest of the cleaning calls are connected to graffiti, bird poop and other symptoms of urban life.

Nuru discovered the paint online, where he found a news story about a bar in Germany that said its experiments with pee-repellent paint were working wonders with the local clientele.

Nuru tweeted out a link to the article in March, contacted the company and ultimately requested Bay Area residents to point out where folks were answering nature’s call publicly in San Francisco.

City staff identified three neighborhoods – South of Market, Mission and the Tenderloin – and chose 10 public and private buildings on which to test the paint for six months. The private businesses had requested they be in the program, he said.

So far the evidence is only anecdotal, but Nuru said he’s noticed a difference.

The paint is painted to about three feet above the ground and stretches the length of the buildings. If the program proves successful, Nuru will likely ask the City Council to expand it, he said.


By Bob Walsh

PACOVILLA Corrections blog | July 29, 2015

A Bradley County, Tennessee female deputy sheriff is alive and well and an ambulatory turd is not as the result of an encounter early Tuesday morning.

Deputy Tiffany Oakley was working the night shift and went home about 2 a.m. for a bite to eat. The ambulatory turd, otherwise known as Allan F. White III, was hiding in her home. White, who had an arrest record for domestic assault, resisting arrest and burglary, tried to choke her out. She shot him. He died.

Don’t you just love happy endings?


Daughter asks her Dad: "Dad there is something that my boyfriend said to me, that I didn't understand. He said that I have a beautiful chassis, lovely airbags and a fantastic bumper."

Dad Replies: "You tell your boyfriend that if he opens your hood and tries to check your oil with his dipstick, I will tighten his nuts so hard that his headlights will pop out and he will start leaking out of his exhaust pipe."

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


This week’s New York magazine pictured 35 women on its cover, each claiming to have been sexually assaulted by America’s father figure

BarkGrowlBite | July 28, 2015

Bill Cosby had been labeled America’s father figure, that is until three dozen women stepped forward to accuse the actor and comedian of raping them. This week’s New York magazine pictured 35 of the accusing women and an empty chair for any woman who hasn’t stepped forward yet. Inside the magazine, each woman described how they had been sexually assaulted by Cosby.

Cosby has not been charged in any of the rapes because the statute of limitations had run out for all the women but one. There is a possibility he could be charged in that one case.

While giving a deposition in a 2005 civil lawsuit, Cosby admitted giving qualudes to women so he could have sex with them.

Cosby and his attorneys say the 35 women are liars seeking publicity and money. Knowing they would face certain scrutiny into every facet of their lives by the media and considerable condemnation by Cosby’s supporters if they came out with their accusations, I seriously doubt they are lying.

I’d love to have been a fly on the wall when Cosby’s wife saw that cover of New York magazine.

I’ve been accused of a rush to judgement. Maybe so, but it sure looks like Bill Cosby, rather than America’s father figure, turns out to be one massive serial rapist.

Monday, July 27, 2015


The Onion | July 23, 2015

DANVILLE, VA—Recalling the provocation that came midway through a routine traffic stop, Danville police officer Dylan Hayden told reporters Thursday that driver Donald Watkins’ decision to frustratedly point his finger at him was just the green light he needed.

“Legally, I’m not allowed to touch the motorist after pulling him over, but when he extended his index finger directly toward me, I knew that gave me the go-ahead right there to take whatever action I deemed necessary,” said Hayden, adding that as soon as he noticed the conceivably threatening hand gesture, he had full authority to skip right ahead to exerting force. “Frankly, I probably would’ve had the okay to rock and roll after he cursed under his breath, but I wanted to be absolutely certain that I was in the clear. Once he pointed his finger at my chest from inside his vehicle, I knew I’d be covered no matter what happened next. He really left the door wide open for me with that one.”

Hayden expressed confidence that there was probably someone wanted for robbery who looks similar enough to Watkins to legally justify pulling him over in the first place.

Friday, July 24, 2015


A secret tape recording made eight years ago of a rant against his daughter for having a black boyfriend gets Hulk Hogan fired from the WWE

BarkGrowlBite | July 24, 2015

Eight years ago, professional wrestling star and Hollywood celebrity Hulk Hogan was royally pissed off at his daughter Brooke for having a black boyfriend. At the time he ranted:

"I’d rather if she was going to fuck some nigger. I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall nigger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!”

Alas, someone secretly recorded Hulk’s rant and it has now found its way to the internet. “One, two, three … You’re out.” Out of the WWE that is. As soon as the rant became public, the WWE fired Hogan.

I’ll bet old Hulk never figured he’d get pinned by a word.


The mother-in-law arrives home from the shops to find her son-in-law, Paddy, in a steaming rage and hurriedly packing his suitcase."What happened Paddy?” she asks anxiously.

"What happened? I'll tell you what happened! I sent an email to my wife telling her I was coming home today from my fishing trip. I get home ... and guess what I found? Your daughter, my wife, Jean, naked with Joe Murphy in our marital bed! - This is unforgivable?? the end of our marriage. I'm done. I'm leaving forever!"

"Ah now, calm down, calm down Paddy!" says his mother-in-law. "There is something very odd going on here. Jean would never do such a thing! There must be a simple explanation. I'll go speak to her immediately and find out what happened."

Moments later, the mother-in-law comes back with a big smile.

"Paddy, there I told you there must be a simple explanation............... She never got your email"

Thursday, July 23, 2015


By Bob Walsh | PACOVILLA Corrections blog | July 23, 2015

There was a shooting Thursday evening at a multiplex theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Police report that a 58-year-old "lone white male" with a "criminal history" shot eleven people who were watching the movie Trainwreck in the theater, then killed himself. Two of his victims died, one is in critical condition.

I guess that movie really sucked. I have walked out of a couple of movies that disappointed me, but they were never so bad I wanted to kill other people let alone myself. (Well, there was that screaming kid one time, but I didn’t kill him. I only thought about it.)

Maybe the people he shot refused to shut down their smartphones. That could be justifiable homicide. Or maybe he was just a dingdong. I am confident the local constabulary will figure it out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Kalashnikov USA will build a $50 million facility for the manufacture and assembly of AK-47s at the Federal Correctional Institution in Bastrop, Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) The importation of Russian-made AK-47s was banned when the U.S. imposed sanctions against Russia for its role in the Ukraine rebellion. RWC, the official importer and distributor of Kalashnikov AK-47s, announced in January that it planned to manufacture and assemble American-made AK-47s. RWC said that Kalashnikov USA was looking for sites in several states.

On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a historic agreement between the Bureau of Prisons and Kalashnikov USA. Flanked by BOP Director Charles Samuels and RWC CEO Thomas McCrossin, Lynch revealed that Kalashnikov USA would build a $50 million facility on the grounds of the Federal Correctional Institution in Bastrop, Texas and that the AK-47s would be manufactured and assembled only by inmates imprisoned for nonviolent drug offenses. The plant expects to employ about 235 inmates who will be paid the federal minimum wage.

Lynch said that although she and President Obama want to prohibit the possession of any kind of military-style rifles or assault weapons by civilians, the President gave his approval for the agreement because Congress will not pass such a ban and this agreement will offer nonviolent drug offenders gainful employment opportunities when they are released.

BOP Director Charles Samuels said, “This agreement with Kalashnikov USA will add a new chapter to our federal prison industries. This partnership will enable our nonviolent drug offenders to become machinists when they leave FCI Bastrop.” Samuels added that the money they earn will be put in a Bastrop bank savings account which they cannot withdraw until they are released.

When asked if he foresaw any security problems with inmates assembling deadly firearms, Samuels said he saw little danger in that because the inmates would be closely monitored by correctional officers and by security cameras. Any inmate caught with an AK-47 part will be fired and placed in administrative segregation.

RWC CEO McCrossin said his company looked at several potential sites before it occurred to him to explore a partnership with the federal Bureau of Prisons. Paying the minimum wage to non-union employees means that Kalashnikov USA is guaranteed a good profit and that its AK-47s can be offered at a competitive price.

The White House released the following statement:

The agreement between the BOP and Kalashnikov USA in no way means that the President is relenting in his efforts to have Congress pass legislation that prohibits civilian ownership and possession of military-style rifles or assault weapons. But since Congress refuses to pass such legislation, the BOP might as well take advantage of the opportunities this agreement offers nonviolent drug offender inmates.

The President is deeply concerned that the nation’s prisons are full of nonviolent drug offenders, most of them African-Americans who, because they made some youthful mistakes, had their lives ruined by a discriminatory criminal justice system that is in dire need of reform.

During his recent visit to the federal prison in El Reno, Oklahoma, President Obama said, “When they [nonviolent drug offenders] describe their youth, these are young people who made mistakes that aren't that different from the mistakes I made, and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made. The difference is, they did not have the kind of support structures, the second chances, the resources that would allow them to survive those mistakes. ... That's what strikes me — there but for the grace of God.”

This agreement gives the participating inmates that second chance by providing them with real job opportunities once they have been paroled or have received a presidential commutation.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told the Associated Press he was appreciative that Kalashnikov USA selected the “gun friendly Lone Star State” for the site of its new plant. But the governor also expressed strong reservations about building the plant inside a prison. “I would much rather have that plant built anywhere else in our state,” said Gov. Abbott, “so that it would employ law abiding Texans instead of a bunch of law breaking convicts.”

When contacted by the Associated Press, ATF Director B. Todd Jones said he would have no comment on the agreement. Not so with outgoing DEA head Michele Leonhart when she was contacted.

“The Obama administration has taken leave of its senses," said Leonhart. "First it wants to ban AK-47s and now it wants to manufacture them. You can bet that once those drug dealers get out of prison, some of them will obtain the very AK-47s they themselves manufactured. This is a really dumb deal!”

Tuesday, July 21, 2015



Dead man had 1,200 firearms and two tons of ammo stashed in his Pacific Palisades home

BarkGrowlBite | July 21, 2015

LAPD officers responding to a ‘dead man in a car’ call last week not only discovered the corpse, but they also found 1,200 rifles, pistols and shotguns, together with two tons of ammunition stashed in his Palisades Drive home.

Many of the guns had never been fired and some still had their price tag. Many of the firearms were military-style weapons.

The man’s decomposing corpse was found in his car which was parked down the street from his home. There were no signs of foul play.

1,200 firearms and two tons of ammo? Supporters of the Second Amendment often claimed that knowledge of our armed citizenry kept Japan from invading the U.S. Now that the Japanese are no longer a threat, this guy must have been preparing to repel a Chinese invasion.


An Oakland man died after fleeing cops on foot and getting wedged in a one-foot wide gap between two structures

BarkGrowlBite | July21, 2015

After cops pulled him over Sunday evening on a traffic stop in East Oakland, California, the 23-year old driver took off and fled on foot. The cops couldn’t catch him and called for backup to search for the man for whom there was an outstanding $10,000 warrant.

About one-half hour later the cops found the 6-foot, 190 –pound man wedged in a one-foot wide gap between two structures. The cops managed to extricate the man and administered CPR until an ambulance arrived. The as yet unidentified man was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police found a pound of pot in the man’s car. Medical marijuana, no doubt.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Questioning John McCain’s heroism clearly goes beyond the pale

BarkGrowlBite | July 19, 2015

When Donald Trump broad brushed illegal Mexican immigrants as people who come to the U.S. to commit crimes, he was criticized by Sen. John McCain for making those remarks. The Donald did not wait long to retaliate.

Appearing on Saturday with other Republican candidates at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Trump attacked McCain by saying:

“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Trump went on to repeat, “He's a war hero because he was captured.”

How crass of a man who never served a single second in our nation’s armed forces. During the Vietnam War, Trump was the beneficiary of a student deferment from military service first and later was deferred because he had a bad foot.

McCain, on the other hand, flew numerous bombing missions over North Vietnam before he was shot down and captured by the North Vietnamese. During his captivity, the North Vietnamese offered to release McCain for propaganda purposes, but he refused, telling his captors he would not leave untill all the other American POWs had been released.

McCain was a true American hero. How dare Trump question his heroism. And Trump went beyond that when he said, “I like people who weren’t captured.” That was besmirching all POWs.

Trump clearly went beyond the pale. He has refused to apologize for his besmirching remarks.

I know that many of you like Trump for telling it like it is. But come on guys, wake up and smell the roses. The Donald doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting elected president. He may be telling it like he and you think it is, but he’s clearly not getting his facts right. And in his eagerness to get even with McCain, he let his mouth overload his big ass.

Trump has become a wrecking ball that is destroying the slim chances for a Republican to defeat Hillary Clinton.

During the Vietnam War, Trump was deferred for having a bad foot. He claims it was a bone spur, but I wonder if that wasn’t really a case of The Donald suffering from an incurable foot-in-mouth disease.

Friday, July 17, 2015


Contraband is found on 41 percent of prison inmates put on “potty-watch”

By Richard Krupp, PhD

PACOVILLA Corrections blog
July 16, 2015

From what I remember, smuggling contraband during visits was a common method for inmates to get drugs, weapons, etc. A common occurrence is the exchange of a kiss between an inmate and his girlfriend or wife when departing the visiting room.

The drugs would be swallowed and eventually come out the other end. Recently the Sacramento Bee ran a story about this practice, but of course focused on the poor inconvenienced inmate.

The Bee appears to be a sympathetic to the crime-tolerant positions taken by the State of California. Many of their articles seem to evoke pity for our unfortunate criminals.

I found the most recent scoop somewhat amusing.

From the Bee, buzzing around to shock your sensibilities:

California’s invasive ‘contraband watch’ often yields little

California uses a controversial method to recover contraband from inmates believed to have swallowed it or concealed it in body cavities: “potty watches” where inmates are handcuffed and shackled for days or even weeks while guards watch around-the-clock until nature takes its course.

Prison officials say the watches are necessary to recover weapons, cell phones and notes passed among inmates to coordinate illegal gang activities. Some recovered items seem truly bizarre: a can opener, hearing aids, and an entire electric tattoo kit. The watches have been used 1,200 times in the last 2½ years, yet state reports show that they produced results less than 41 percent of the time.

“It was the worst two weeks of my life,” recalled Raymond Kidd, who was on contraband watch at Folsom State Prison for 13 days in 2011 that found nothing. “I had to be duct-taped and gift-wrapped and shackled, 24-7, even while I slept.” Kidd said his girlfriend was chewing gum when he kissed her in the visiting room; guards watching on a video screen suspected she had passed him a balloon full of drugs that he swallowed during the kiss.

Suspected smugglers are strip-searched, then placed in an isolation cell in which the toilet has been covered and the water turned off. Their clothing is taped shut at the waist and legs to prevent them from physically reaching body cavities, their hands are cuffed to a chain around their waist and their legs may be shackled. If they fight back, they can be strapped down by the arms and legs. What are known as “hand isolation devices” — similar to oven mitts — can be used with a warden’s approval.

There they stay for at least 72 hours or until they complete at least three closely watched bowel movements and a guard searches through the results. Something is recovered from about four out of 10 inmates. “It’s a fairly low percentage and people who aren’t guilty are being put through torture,” said Laura Magnani, an American Friends Service Committee program director who sits on a committee that mediates between the prison system and inmates. “I mean, people are shocked when they hear of this.”

“We still have to have some way to determine if inmates have something in their bodies or they don’t,” Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said in an interview. He said the department has reduced the number of watches in recent years and is exploring scanning technology that could one day replace them. The watches were upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year…(for the full load read

Actually, a 41% success rate for potty-watch contraband is very impressive. A professional baseball player with a .410 batting average would be leading the league. This tells me that the Correctional Officers are doing a great job identifying the smugglers. Keep up the good work!

Of the 1200 potty watches over the 30 months reported in the above article there must have been almost 500 packages of drugs that were kept out of the prisons. Even the crime tolerant media thinks allowing drugs to enter a prison is bad. It interferes with all of those rehabilitation programs, not to mention facilitates prison violence.

I’m not sure why the Department of Corrections would want to reduce the number of potty-watches given that they are keeping drugs and gang communications out of the prisons. Besides, it has the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval from the Court of Appeals. Perhaps Jeff Beard can’t tell time on his potty-watch—something about the movement I suspect.

I don’t think the Department is overly concerned about the can openers so much, unless they are used as weapons (or to bust out of the can.) I don’t know what to say about keistered cell phones, absent the obvious crappy reception.

There may be a lot a intrigue involved. Secret kisses, unseen exchanges, and surreptitious surveillance seems exciting to the general public, but in the end all is revealed.

Imagine being a correctional officer assigned to potty-watch. You really can’t tell the spouse and kids at the dinner table what you did all day at work.

The media should be more concerned about the correctional staff who have to endure this ordeal. They have to do the real dirty work.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


The boss of the Sinaloa drug cartel threatens Trump in reaction to The Donald’s vow to “kick his ass”

BaekGrowlBite | July 14, 2015

In his announcement that he was running for president, Donald Trump accused Mexico of sending us criminals (illegal immigrants). Ever since then he has been trying to justify his broad-brushing of illegal immigrants. He even used the prison escape of Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman in attacking Mexico and vowed he would kick El Chapo’s ass.

Even though he is being hunted by Mexican military forces and the federal police, El Chapo is not one to let idle chatter go by. A pissed off El Chapo tweeted Trump:

Sigue chingando y voy hacer que te tragues todas tus putas palabras pinche guero cagaleche

There have been two translations of El Chapo’s tweet:

Keep fucking around and I’m gonna make you swallow your bitch words you fucking whitey milkshitter

If you keep pissing me off I’m going to make you eat your words you fucking blonde milkshitter

In case you’re curious, “milkshitter” is the Mexican equivalent of the homosexual slur “faggot.” As for the two translations, I think the first one is the most accurate.

What did Trump do after El Chapo’s tweet? He ran to the Manhattan office of the FBI on Monday and asked them to investigate El Chapo’s threat.

Trump also released a statement which said, “I’m fighting for much more than myself. I’m fighting for the future of our country which is being overrun by criminals. You can’t be intimidated. This is too important.”

El Chapo also tweeted:

La vida da muchas vueltas, un día estamos en el hoyo y otro día estamos arriba

Life takes many turns, one day we are in the hole and another day we are on top

Saturday, July 11, 2015


Rodriguez was found stuffed in a garbage can 15 hours after a riot at California State Prison, Solano

BarkGrowlBite | July 11, 2015

The July 11 issue of the Daily Mail reports that inmate Nicholas Rodriguez, 24, who was serving an 8-year robbery sentence, turned up missing after a riot last May at California State Prison, Solano. Some 15 hours after correctional officers quelled the riot and locked down the prison, they found Rodriguez stuffed in a garbage can in a shower stall not far from his cell.

Rodriguez had been sawed nearly in half. His abdominal organs and most chest organs had been removed before he was folded and stuffed in the garbage can.

According to the Daily Mail, "Rodriguez had alcohol in his system and was dead before he was eviscerated, killed by blows to the head that left him with a deep star-shaped wound on his forehead among his multiple skull fractures, cuts and other wounds, according to the May 27 autopsy report conducted by the Solano County Sheriff coroner's office."

The early morning riot on May 4 involved 58 inmates in Rodriguez's housing unit. He wasn't discovered missing until a 4:40 p.m. headcount. His 46-year-old cellie, who is doing life for murder, is considered the only suspect in the gruesome killing.

His cellie seems like the logical culprit since they cannot blame Bush, and because Rodriguez was not beheaded, neither can ISIS be blamed for his demise.

Since the eviscerated organs were never found, I can only surmise that they were considered a delicacy and eaten by some of the inmates. Yummie, yummie!

Friday, July 10, 2015


A priest says to his friend, the rabbi, that he has developed a plan of eating for free in really good restaurants.

"I simply go in at well past 9 pm, eat several courses slowly, and linger over coffee, dessert, and a cigar until they are cleaning up. I keep sitting there until eventually a waiter comes up and asks me to pay. Then I say, 'I've already paid my original waiter who has left for the night.' And, because I am a man of the cloth, the waiter takes my word for it, and I just simply walk out the front door as calm as can be."

The rabbi, clearly impressed says, "Let's try it together this evening."

The priest agrees and books them into an expensive, 5-Star Italian restaurant.

They both eat like kings and, just as before, right at 2 am, they are both sitting quietly after enjoying their very full meal.

Sure enough, a waiter comes over and hands the priest and the rabbi a bill and asks them to pay.

The priest calmly says: "I've already paid our original waiter who has left for the evening."

And then the rabbi adds: "And we're still waiting for the change!"

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


A man washed up on a beach after a shipwreck. Only a sheep and a sheepdog were washed-up with him. After looking around, he realized that they were stranded on a deserted island.

After being there awhile, he got into the habit of taking his two animal companions to the beach every evening to watch the sunset.

One particular evening, the sky was a fiery red with beautiful cirrus clouds, the breeze was warm and gentle - a perfect night for romance.

As they sat there, the sheep started looking better and better to the lonely man. Soon, he leaned over to the sheep and put his arm around it.

The sheepdog, ever-protective of the sheep, growled fiercely until the man took his arm from around the sheep.

After that, the three of them continued to enjoy the sunsets together, but there was no more cuddling.

A few weeks passed-by and, lo and behold, there was another shipwreck. The only
survivor was Hillary Clinton.

That evening, the man brought Hillary to the evening beach ritual. It was another beautiful evening - red sky, cirrus clouds, a warm and gentle breeze - perfect for a night of romance.

Pretty soon, the man started to get those feelings again. He fought the urges as long as he could but he finally gave-in and leaned over to Hillary and told her he hadn't had sex for months.

Hillary batted her eyelashes and asked if there was anything she could do for him.

He said, 'Take the dog for a long walk.'


Two young businessmen in Florida were sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be new store in the shopping mall.

As yet, the store's merchandise wasn't in -- only a few shelves and display racks set up.

One said to the other, "I'll bet that any minute now some old geezer is going to walk by, put his face to the window, and ask what we're selling."

Sure enough, just a moment later, a curious senior gentleman walked up to the window, looked around intensely and rapped on the glass, then in a loud voice asked,.... "What are you selling here?"

One of the men replied sarcastically, "We're selling ass-holes."

Without skipping a beat, the old timer said, "You must be doing well. Only two left."

Monday, July 6, 2015


Right over the border of Northern Germany in Denmark there are a couple of "Fleggard" supermarkets (belongs to the Costco family) where you really find everything your heart craves, especially high tech and household appliances; a lot cheaper than in Germany...

For this commercial, more than 100 skydiver women jumped from a transport plane, you see them in free fall forming the ad text:

"SIEMENS washing machine for only 269 Euros"

If anyone ever tried to run a TV commercial like this in the U.S., all hell would break loose among the Christian conservative family values organizations.


Justin Bieber and his close buddy Joe Termini went swimming at a tropical resort when Termini was bitten by a reef shark

BarkGrowlBite | July 6, 2015

Justin Bieber and close buddy Joe Termini left Sydney Australia Saturday for a tropical island resort. While on the unidentified island, the two decided to go swimming Monday.

The Daily Mail reports that not long after Bieber and Termini dipped themselves into the tranquil waters, Termini was attacked by a reef shark. The shark left a gaping wound on Termini’s chest and rib cage.

Fortunately for Termini, he was attacked by a small reef shark and not by a great white shark. He is recovering.

Damn it, that dumb shark bit the wrong guy!


A do it yourself July 4th fireworks display that is bound to turn your head ….. into mush that is

By Bob Walsh

PACOVILLA Corrections blog
July 5, 2015

Devon Staples, 22, of Calais, Maine thought it would be amusing to place a fireworks launch mortar on top of his head yesterday and fire the thing off. It may have been so, but probably not for him. The one good thing is that he will not be around to further pollute the shallow end (very shallow end) of the gene pool.

I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out there was some alcohol or drugs or both involved in the decision making process. They can do strange things to a person’s notion of “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: The New York Daily News reports that Staples and some friends were at a backyard July 4th party and all had been drinking.

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Us Texans are fond of bragging that we do things bigger and better. After seeing the video about this colossal Chinese building we are going to have to tone our bragging down a tad.

Friday, July 3, 2015


… did the late Tommie Woodward not understand?

BarkGrowlBite | July 3, 2015

After a several drinks Thursday night in the bar at Burkart's Marina in Orange, Texas, Tommie Woodward,28, and his girlfriend decided to take a post-midnight dip in Adam’s Bayou. The barkeep and several other people told the couple that no swimming was allowed in the bayiu and there was a prominent “No Swimming / Alligators” sign on the marina premises.

Ah, but you know what one too many drinks will do. Ignoring the warnings and the sign, Tommie took off his shoes and sox and jumped off a dock into the bayou. Almost immediately after he hit the water, Tommie began to scream and disappeared in the jaws of an alligator. His girlfriend – ah, what one too many will do – jumped in, apparently to rescue the now departed Tommie Woodward. She climbed out unhurt.

Orange County sheriff's deputies and a Texas game warden found Tommie’s mangled body nearby at about 4:30 Friday morning, some two hours after the alligator attack was reported to the Orange Police Department.

Now we have a teaching moment. Don’t go swimming where a sing clearly states “No Swimming / Alligators.” Don’t go swimming where people warn you there is no swimming allowed. And most of all, do not go swimming anywhere when you’ve had one drink too many.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Former Boston mobster Whitey Bulger’s advice to three Lakeville, Massachusetts teenage girls

BarkGrowlBite | July 1, 2015

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, the notorious former Boston mobster, was on the lam for 16 years before he was apprehended in California in 2011. In 2013, he was convicted on federal racketeering charges that included his complicity in eleven murders. Bulger, 85, has been roosting in a Florida federal lockup pending an appeal of his conviction.

Three 17-year-old students at Apponequet Regional High School in Lakeville, Massachusetts chose to write Bulger as part of a nationwide school contest. They requested his opinion on his legacy and advice on leadership. To their amazement, Brittany Tainsh, Michaela Arguin and Mollykate Rodenbush received a handwritten reply which Bulger penned in February. But instead of writing about his legacy and leadership, Whitey advised them not to waste their lives.

Here is what Whitey Bulger wrote:

Feb. 24, 2015

1:10 a.m.

Hello, Brittany:

I’m sorry but I can’t help you with your school project — There are many people more deserving of your time and interests. I’m a myth created by the media to help them generate Revenue and to hurt a relation because they didn’t appreciate his independence and daring to support an agenda they opposed.

May I suggest you and Molly create a website about the heroic service men of Mass. that are patients in, for instance, Walter Reed Veteran Hospital — good men isolated from society due to war wounds — life for some in pain and loneliness — hearing from school girls that care would do wonders for their morale and recovery.

Don’t waste your time on such as I — we are society’s lower, best forgotten, not looked to for advice on “Leadership”. I’m a 9th grade dropout from school and took the wrong road — my brother 5 years younger applied himself in school and worked hard and spent 40 years in Mass State House and retired and was the President of Mass Senate in State House for second term and President of U. Mass after Retirement. Had 9 children all college graduates and 4 lawyers among them. A Better Man than I.

My life was wasted and spent foolishly, brought shame and suffering on my parents and siblings and will end soon — Advice is a cheap commodity some seek it from me about crime — I know only thing for sure — If you want to make crime pay — “Go to Law School.”

Brittany Best of Luck in the future to you and Molly and Michaela.

Sincerely James Bulger

While Bulger did not give them what they wanted, he did give them some very good advice. I especially liked the line: I know only [one] thing for sure — If you want to make crime pay — “Go to Law School.” Ain’t that the truth!