Home



Lassen County Scoop 

Lassen County Scoop Owes No One! 

We Are Not Affiliated Or Funded By Lassen County Government Or The Alfalfa Mafia.



Photo Submitted

快乐中国新年的山羊/绵羊的新年!
Happy Chinese New Year, The Year of The Goat/Sheep!
Will this be the year to expose corruption? Will this be the year the dollar be removed as the world's currency?




February 27, 2015
Correction

The Scoop would like to make a correction on a post about CAO Egan sleeping during a Board meeting. After carefully reviewing the video, we have determined that CAO Egan was cat-napping. We apologize for any misunderstanding if he was asleep or not, when it appears he was just taking a cat-nap on the taxpayers dime.

What do you think?                               Will this make it on the Time Magazine Cover? 

YouTube Video


Correction by Clint Lee Jefferson


February 23, 2015

Things That Make You Go...HMMMM... In Lassen County


Hmmm...what will Supervisor Pyle do to get your vote?
Have his picture put in the local newspaper donating $500 to a local school and never mention that the funds were coming from the taxpayers just days before the BIG election? Hmmm...

Photo Submitted
Hmmm...wonder what other tactics he used....






Will Lassen County Board of Supervisor's Hook The Taxpayers For the $350,000?

Researched by: Clint Jefferson

March 24, 2014, the Board approved a $350.000 loan to Medici Logging Inc. to pay off trade accounts. Medici Logging was to retain 37 employees, if not Lassen County would be left holding the bag for the $350,000 for the taxpayers to pay back.

December 8, 2014, Medici Logging filed for chapter 7 in California Eastern Bankruptcy in Redding, CA.
Case # 2:14-bk-31929, Judge Robert S. Bardwill, Trustee; John W. Reger, 280 Hemsted #C, Redding, CA 96002, US Trustee; Office of the US Trustee, Robert T,  Matsui, United States Courthouse 501 I Street, Room 7-500, Sacramento, CA, 95814

February 18, 2015, Final Ruling;

7. 14-31929-D-7 MEDICI LOGGING, INC. MOTION TO EMPLOY WEST AUCTIONS MPD-2 AS AUCTIONEER(S) 1-20-15 [13] Final ruling: The matter is resolved without oral argument. The court’s records indicate that no timely opposition has been filed and the relief requested in the motion to employ West auctions as auctioneer is supported by the record. As such the court will grant the motion to employ West auctions as auctioneer. Moving party is to submit an appropriate order. No appearance is necessary. 

8. 14-31929-D-7 MEDICI LOGGING, INC. MOTION TO SELL AND/OR MOTION MPD-3 FOR WAIVER OF RULE 6004(H), FEDERAL RULES OF BANKRUPTCY Final ruling: PROCEDURE 1-20-15 [19] The matter is resolved without oral argument. The court’s records indicate that no timely opposition has been filed and the relief requested in the Trustee’s Motion for (1) Authorization to Sell Bankruptcy Estate Assets by Auction, and (2) Waiver of Rule 6004(h), Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure is supported by the record. As such the court will grant the Trustee’s Motion for (1) Authorization to Sell Bankruptcy Estate Assets by Auction, and (2) Waiver of Rule 6004(h), Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. Moving party is to submit an appropriate order. No appearance is necessary. 

Some interesting facts;

May 29, 2012, Two substitution of trustee* document 2012-02699 and 2012-02700 were filed. Grantor: Medici Logging Inc. and Grantee: Plumas Bank. 

April 7, 2014, Deed of Trust was filed, document 2014-01393. Grantor: Medici Logging Inc. and Grantee: Lassen County. Was this transaction discussed in a public meeting? 

Supervisor Bob Pyle has $2,000 to $10,000 Plumas Bank common stock. Click to view Pyle's 2013 700 form

CAO Egan and brother has business dealings with Pyle. See Plye's 2013 700 form. 

CAO Egan's brother is Senior Vice President of Plumas Bank.

One of the members on the loan committee was from Plumas Bank.

Does this seem to be a pattern in Lassen County or ring a bell to anyone as being suspicious? 

Watch the March 24, 2014 Board Meeting

YouTube Video

Video submitted

* A substitution of trustee is a legal document filed when it is necessary to change a trustee. Two common situations where such a document can come up can be seen in the real estate industry and in the management of private trusts. In real estate, a trustee is appointed by a lender so in the event that a property needs to be foreclosed, the trustee can take charge of arranging the sale and forwarding the proceeds to the lender. With private trusts, trustees are appointed to manage the assets in the trust and distribute them as directed under the terms of the trust.


February 17, 2014

February 10, 2015


February 8, 2015

Public Corruption
Why It’s Our #1 Criminal Priority

03/26/10

public_corruption.jpgPublic corruption is a breach of trust by federal, state, or local officials—often with the help of private sector accomplices. It’s also the FBI’s top criminal investigative priority. To explain why the Bureau takes public corruption so seriously and how we investigate, we talked with Special Agent Patrick Bohrer, assistant section chief of our Public Corruption/Civil Rights program at FBI Headquarters.

Question: Why is public corruption so high on the FBI’s list of investigative priorities? 
Answer: Because of its impact. Corrupt public officials undermine our country’s national security, our overall safety, the public trust, and confidence in the U.S. government, wasting billions of dollars along the way. This corruption can tarnish virtually every aspect of society. For example, a border official might take a bribe, knowingly or unknowingly letting in a truck containing weapons of mass destruction. Or corrupt state legislators could cast deciding votes on a bill providing funding or other benefits to a company for the wrong reasons. Or at the local level, a building inspector might be paid to overlook some bad wiring, which could cause a deadly fire down the road.

Special Agent Patrick Bohrer

Special Agent Patrick Bohrer

Q: Can you describe the kinds of public corruption that the FBI investigates? 
A: It really runs the gamut. Bribery is the most common. But there’s also extortion, embezzlement, racketeering, kickbacks, and money laundering, as well as wire, mail, bank, and tax fraud. Right now, based on our intelligence on emerging trends, we are focused specifically on several major issues: corruption along our national borders; corrupt officials who take advantage of natural disasters or economic crises to divert some of the government’s aid into their own pockets; and a myriad of officials who may personally benefit from the economic stimulus funding.

Q: Where do you find this corruption?
 
A: Just about everywhere—at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the country. And I should point out, the vast majority of our country’s public officials are honest and work hard to improve the lives of the American people. But a small number make decisions for the wrong reasons—usually, to line their own pockets or those of friends and family. These people can be found—and have been found—in legislatures, courts, city halls, law enforcement departments, school and zoning boards, government agencies of all kinds (including those that regulate elections and transportation), and even companies that do business with government.

Q: How does the FBI investigate public corruption?
A: We’re in a unique position to investigate allegations of public corruption. Our lawful use of sophisticated investigative tools and methods—like undercover operations, court-authorized electronic surveillance, and informants—often gives us a front-row seat to witness the actual exchange of bribe money or a backroom handshake that seals an illegal deal…and enough evidence to send the culprits to prison. But we have plenty of help. We often work in conjunction with the inspector general offices from various federal agencies, as well as with our state and local partners. And we depend greatly on assistance from the public. So let me end by saying, if anyone out there has any information about potential wrongdoing by a public official, please submit a tip online or contact your local FBI field office. Your help really makes a difference.

Resource:
Public corruption

http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2010/march/corruption_032610 

Contact your local FBI....

Redding

Shasta Center 
1900 Churn Creek Road, Suite 201 
Redding, CA 96049
Phone: (530) 223-6473
Fax: (530) 222-5786

Counties: Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity


101 On How To Play A Chapman Stick

YouTube Video









You're So Vain

You're So Vain. I Betcha Probably Think This Song Is About You. 
Don't You? Don't You?

You Walk Into The Room Like You Were Walking Onto A Stage
Your Hair Strategically Flipped Over Your Head
Your Binder Full Of Papers
You Had One Eye On The Camera
As You Watched Yourself Gavotte
And All The People Dreamed That You Would Be Their Grand Poop-pah
That You Would Be Their Grand Poop-pah

You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Song Is About You
You're So Vain, I'll Bet You Think This Song Is About You
Don't You? Don't You?

You Had Us Fooled For Several Years When We Were Quite Naive
You Gave Away Things That Belonged To Us And One Of Them Was...




You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Song Is About You
You'r So Vain, I'll Bet You Think This Song Is About You
Don't You? Don't You?

Well I Had Some Dreams About Lassen County 
 Dreams About Lassen County 
Without You....

YouTube Video


Watch Out For Ole Slew Foot.




February 7, 2015

Every Man Has A Hobbyhorse and Every Dog Will Have It's Day

Exposing Lassen County corruption has became our hobbyhorse. We are both disgusted and intrigued by the years and layers of government corruption that has existed for at least 40 years. Many believes the corrupt government is intertwined with the Alfalfa Mafia. It's hard to discount all these stories about the corruption in Lassen County, from the comical little green binder to controlling the water in the in the Honey Lake Valley. From a brothel on Main Street to an elected official running a couple off the road into a tree. Wife swapping, drugs, police brutality, cover-ups, millions of tax payers dollars squandered, land deals and the list just goes on and on. It's a never ending story of corruption. Like Sodom and Gomorrah, these corrupt officials seek their own pleasure and serve themselves like pigs at a trough, but eventually every dog will have it's day. 

身正不怕影子斜
 A straight foot is not afraid of a crooked shoe.
人过留名,雁过留声
A person leaves a reputation, bad or good, behind wherever he works or stays.


February 5, 2015
呆呆向前冲

Is It True (Rancher) CAO Egan's Waterboy Is Paid $102,000? Will He Take Care Of Egan's Water Problems?

Does Egan Have A Hard Time Holding His Water When Burns Is Around?

Click Here and You Decide...

YouTube Video


呆呆向前冲

February 4, 2015
Notice To Lassen County Tax Payers!

Use Prop 8 to reduce your property taxes. Stop supporting a wasteful, useless government in Lassen County who squanders your hard earned money, assess taxes on your property for more than the market value. If the Board of Supervisors were worth their salt, they would reduce all property taxes on a base percentage on what the real estate market has dropped. 

How many in Lassen County makes over $50,000 a year by showing up at a meeting, 3 days out of the month for about half a day? Click to view Board of Supervisor pay

What is Proposition 8?

In 1978, California voters passed Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment to Article XIII A that allows a temporary reduction in assessed value when real property suffers a decline in value. A decline in value occurs when the current market value of real property is less than the current assessed (taxable) factored base year value as of the lien date, January 1. Proposition 8 is codified by section 51(a)(2) of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Real property may decline in market value from one lien date to the next lien date; however, it will not benefit from a lower assessment unless its market value falls below the current factored base year value. For example, if you purchase your property during a time when the real estate market falls dramatically, or if your property is substantially damaged due to a storm or fire that causes a reduction in your property’s value, it is likely that your property will benefit from a Proposition 8 reassessment. The decline in value is typically temporary and may be the result of changes in the real estate market, the neighborhood, or the property itself.

When the market value of a property on the January 1 lien date falls below the factored base year value (assessed value), the assessor is obligated to review the property and enroll the lesser of the factored base year value or market value. The factored base year value of real property is the market value as established in 1975 or as established when the property last changed ownership or when the property was newly constructed.

A property that has been reassessed under Proposition 8 is then reviewed annually to determine its lien date value. The assessed value of a property with a Proposition 8 value in place may increase each lien date (January 1) by more than the standard two percent maximum allowed for properties assessed under Proposition 13; however, unless there is a change in ownership or new construction, a property’s assessed value can never increase above its factored Proposition 13 base year value after adjusting for the annual increase.

Click here to find our more about Prop 8

Click here to view Lassen County Officials Salaries for 2013.


January 27, 2015

拉森县

January 26, 2014

We need to create a massive title wave of support for the Archangels of Justice that will sweep across our county, like no other, to fight for justice for all of these victims that our justice system has failed. Start by asking for donation from companies, such as the Walt Disney Company. Walt Disney has prospered over many years because of the kids and their families let Disney in their hearts and homes. Now is the time for their civic engagement in our communities to help create lasting, positive change in the communities in which we live, work, and play. Our dream and hope for justice can happen if we have the courage to pursue them. Write to the Walt Disney Company, other major companies and non profit organizations asking for their support.They will know how they can help until you ask until they are made aware by getting your story out there and asking for their support. A list of generous corporations; Wal Mart, Bank of America, Exxon Mobile, Citigroup, Johnson and Johnson, Chevron, At&T, General Electric, and Microsoft just to name a few.

January 25, 2015

Lassen County Has A Carry Over of Unsolved Homicides From The Previous Years Into 2015

Dr. Richard Meinert homicide victim 06/22/14 still unsolved. 



        Barry Inlay homicide victim found in Piute Creek 04/02/13 still unsolved.
        Angel Silver homicide victim 09/12/11 still unsolved.
        Joan Kennedy homicide victim 06/26/79 still unsolved.
        Jane Doe homicide victim found South of Poison 06/14/75 still unsolved.
        Jennie Borghi homicide victim 12/20/73 still unsolved.


 January 18, 2015



      Definition for Sleep
Sleep: the natural state of rest during which your eyes are closed and you become unconscious.


January 15, 2015
睡美人大赛!

Sleeping Beauty Contest!

Contestant # 1 

YouTube Video


Contestant  # 2

YouTube Video



For Lassen County breaking news visit SierraDailyNews.com and Susanvillestuff.com
For breaking news on Lassen County Government corruption visit KanWeHelp.com
 The Best Sources For Breaking News in Lassen County, California




不要相信其他任何地方新闻来源



"The Scoop Owes No One"
"All That Is Required For Evil To Prevail Is For Men To Do Nothing"





Pride Goes Before The Great Fall
Contact the FBI
With information on corrupt activities in state, local, or federal governments or in law enforcement;
Public Corruption and Government Fraud Hotline: (855) 466-7243
FBI Sacramento
4500 Orange Grove
Sacramento, CA 95841
Phone: (916) 481-9110
Fax: (916) 977-2300


哪里有我的瓢了?
Where Has My Scoop Been?

YouTube Video


The firm hand of justice must use the rod of judgment to restrain and discipline corrupt public officials.

“始终坚持原则......。即使你独立。”

- 约翰·亚当斯 

“Always stand on principle….even if you stand alone.”

– John Adams


Lassen County Board of Supervisor Meeting, January 13, 2015


December 28, 2014
Mountain Lifeflight Providing Critical Transporation

Lassen County of Board of Supervisor Pyle sits on the Nor-Cal EMS committee. Two paragraphs were slipped in the Proposed Lassen County EMS Transportation Plan. That does not appear to benefit the residence in Lassen County that may be in need of a critical care service. 

Mountain Lifeflight operates as a non-profit corporation providing quality medical emergency and critical care service.The Mountain Lifeflight air ambulance transport has been in service since 1993, provide service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and employees about 30 people.

If these two paragraphs below in the Proposed EMS Transportation Plan does not benefit the residence in Lassen County, then who does it benefit? 

December 26, 2014
Angel Siler's Death Getting More Attention

Angel Siler was treated like she was a second class citizen by Susanville Officials. In 2011, no one cared enough to investigate a young girl's life cut short by the hands of three suspects. In 2014, Angel's mother went before Lassen County Board of Supervisors and Susanville City Council asking for their help, but all they delivered was empty promises and excuses. 

Recently, Angel Siler's case gets attention from two investigators known as the "Archangels of Justice", who has shown more compassion for loss of a young girls life, then what Susanville Officials has shown. It's a very sad day for Americans when they elect people, who  spouts empty words and make promises they don't intent to keep. So injustice springs up among them like poisonous weeds in a farmer's field.

YouTube Video




December 25, 2014
A Beautiful Song!

YouTube Video


Just Amazing!

YouTube Video



December 23, 2014
The "Archangels of Justice" In Pursuit of Justice

Angel Siler's case is getting attention across our nation. Investigators are looking into Angel's case as a homicide along with five other murdered victims, Molly Young, Sheena Morris, Kayla Skeen, Michelle O'Çonnel, and Jacqueline Renee Saunders. 

Archangels of Justice states, When prosecutors and cops try to tell you that your loved one's crime scene wasn't stages, tell them prove it and that you want all crime scene photos, autopsy reports and police reports. If they refuse then we file complaints all the way to the Department of Justice and Expose their corrupt attitude to the public nationwide.

December 21, 2014

Angel Siler's Mother Seeks Help Outside Of Lassen County

It's been over three years since Angel Siler's death, Angel's mother is now seeking help from investigators outside Lassen County in hope for justice for Angel. 

Angel was drugged and was believed to be held 18 to 20 hours against her will at a small house in Susanville, before someone called 911. The crime scene was not secured nor investigated by the police according to Angel's mother. 


Angel was found naked, bruised, burned, with writings all over her body, 
a huge open sore on her tail bone and 
water coming out of her nose and mouth.  A few days later Angel Siler died September 10, 2011. 

For more than three years, these three suspects are free to walk our streets. Neither have been held accountable for their actions that resulted in Angel Siler's death. This could be your daughter, sister, niece or friend.


December 18, 2014,
NOTICE FOR CONCERNED CITIZENS

For concerned citizens in Lassen County, you can check on  Robert Malcolm Burns - #162961 license status by clicking  here > California State Bar. We do not have any information if Mr. Burns has taken an ethics training course. Although, it appears from recent Board meetings, it would be beneficial to Lassen County if Mr. Burns was given a training course on ethics and the Brown Act; Open Meeting Laws. 


The State Bar Of California Attorney Complaint Form


December 16, 2014

在开始Wosick是人民的狮子就有关董事会有差别,但最终他成为了董事会的小羊羔。
In the beginning Wosick was the people's lion to make a difference on the Board, but in the end he became the Board's little lamb.

The People's Business Is No Longer the People's Business In Lassen County
Lassen County Counsel/former D. A. Burns does not follow the law (Gov. Code Section 54950 & 54953 (a), (c) when it comes to the people's business. 
Good call on the people not to vote Burns in as Superior Court Judge, bad call on the Lassen County Board of Supervisors for going against the will of the people to hire Burns as County Counsel and paying him an excessive salary.

YouTube Video

The Lassen County Board members knew that they were hiring Burns against the people's will. No one on the board appeared very excited about approving Burns' contract. Even had a difficult time in getting a second motion on it. Watch the video below and see for yourself...

YouTube Video


Government Code Section 54950 and 54953 (a), (c)
54950.  In enacting this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares
that the public commissions, boards and councils and the other
public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the
people's business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be
taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly.
   The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the
agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do
not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for
the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people
insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the
instruments they have created.
54953.  (a) All meetings of the legislative body of a local agency
shall be open and public, and all persons shall be permitted to
attend any meeting of the legislative body of a local agency, except
as otherwise provided in this chapter.
(c) (1) No legislative body shall take action by secret ballot,
whether preliminary or final.
California Gov. Code



December 15, 2014

Board of Supervisors to Appoint Two Honey Lake Valley RCD Board Members


Two vacancies on the Honey Lake Valley Resources Conservation District are open due to term expiration. Lassen County Board of Supervisors scheduled to make appointments to the Honey Lake Valley RCD Board, December 16, 2014. Applicants are John Bentley, Willis Dow, Shaun Giese, Wayne Langston, John Mallery, and Paul Smith. 


Will Supervisor/Rancher Pyle participate or recuse himself from making the appointments to the Honey Lake Valley RCD Board? Will CAO/Rancher Egan be awake for these appointments?


 

December 13, 2014

Archangels Of Justice


The Archangels of Justice after viewing the Angel Siler's case calls it "murder", stating that the Susanville Police didn't bother to investigate her case. December 10, 2014, they posted a video on Youtube about Angel Siler. He asked, "What's wrong with the police today? Are they that damn lazy?" My question would be was it the police department or was it the District Attorney's office under former D.A. Bob Burns who let the citizens down, by not  investigating Angel's death as a murder?

The Archangels of Justice was started by two former lawmen, Salvatore E. Rastrelli and Ira B. Robins. Sal has 25 years in law enforcement while Ira had 14 years. Together they have in excess 81 years of investigative experience in the private and public sector. They assist those in need of their expertise, to gain their freedom from injustice. 

Will it take someone from the outside to bring about justice for Angel Siler?

Please view  videos below. Note: there is a correction on one video to be made, instead of Sunnyvale, CA it should be Susanville, CA.

YouTube Video


YouTube Video







December 10, 2014

Former D.A Burns 20 Years Of Service...Only Two People To Comment On His 20 Year Service?

YouTube Video



No Justice For Angel Siler...

YouTube Video



December 9, 2014

"PIGS GET FAT AND HOGS GET SLAUGHTERED"


Click here to watch Lassen County Board Supervisors Meeting, December 9, 2014


December 8, 2014

What Does Lassen County CAO Have In Common With A Salem Police Official?


YouTube Video


Click here on Salem PD to find the answer.


November 26, 2014

Mr. Correa Called FBI About The Evasion of His Civil Rights In Lassen County

YouTube Video


November 25, 2014

The Truth Is The Truth

There's no denying it! A person cannot make this stuff up...especially when it's caught on video! Watch how unprofessionally these elected officials really are! See how County Clerk whines to the Board about the budget and not having enough people on staff to get the job done. Unapproved minutes backed up and  not being posted for the public's view. Totally off the agenda, Board members puts her in place. One Board member is interrogating County Assessor on how he assesses the taxes on property. County Tax Assessor does not give a clear exclamation on how he assess the value of the property, but at one point states he assesses property value by how he feels it's worth. A man complains to the Board about how his civil rights have been violated by the Sheriff's Department and he's now talking to the FBI in Sacramento. (Meanwhile there's Mienert's murder still unsolved along with a few others) Senior citizen offering a donation of a printer to use at the Board meetings to be in compliance with the Brown Act, in which was rudely rejected after ranting at her. CAO smirks, laughs at a senior citizen lady while twitching and popping his neck. A lady points out to the Board the person that is hired to help out with the appeals process has been not been paying all the taxes on her property. 

Would you hire these people to run your business?

Click Here To Watch Lassen County Board of Supervisors Meeting, November 25, 2014 




November 24, 2014

"Whereas true religion and good morals are the only solid foundations of public liberty and happiness . . . it is hereby earnestly recommended to the several States to take the most effectual measures for the encouragement thereof." Continental Congress, 1778.



November 18, 2014

Two Women Murdered In Susanville 

Joan Kennedy and Jennie Borghi both lived in the same neighborhood, on opposite sides of the railroad tracks. Joan Kennedy lived on South Street across the street from the old Roosevelt Swimming Pool. Jennie Borghi lived on Richmond Road by the railroad tracks where she own a grocery store. Both women were brutally stabbed and neither case has been solved by the Susanville Police Department.

In 2010, Peggy makes a trip to Susanville to find out who killed her sister, but still no answers. From Peggy's book Approaching Neverland she writes about Joan's death.

“Uh, Peg, it’s me…Dan.”  “

                “Dan! What a great surprise! What are you doing calling?”

                “Uh, no, Peg. Uh, shit …Okay, I want you to listen carefully. Get a pencil and paper: I want you to write down this number.”

                Dan was a great prankster: I’d heard this mock serious voice before. I wasn’t falling for it, not this time. “Okay, Dan, But I’m on to you. What are you up to now?”

                “First write down this number, 916-863-4412. You can call me  there anytime over the next few days.”

                “Sure, Danny, got it. Okay, now what?” I asked, writing down the number but ready to crumple it up when he was done. I rolled my eyes and tapped the counter with my fingertips.

                “Peg, this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life and Geezus… I just don’t know how to do it, so I’m going to tell you. Joan’s dead.”

                I laughed. Joan must have told him about my dream. “Nice try, Danny.”

                But he wasn’t laughing. My heart started to pound. “Danny, you’re kidding, right?” The silence pulled at my feet like a strong, undertow before a huge wave. “Danny!” I yelped into the phone. “Oh my God, Danny, you’re not kidding, are you?” Everything around me blurred. I fell with a thud on the floor. I dug my fingers into my scalp, tucked my head in tight to my chest, and pulled my legs in.

                Dan’s voice called from the surface a million miles away “Peg, are you there?”

                I pulled the base of the phone near, desperate for one last connection with my sister. “How did it happen?” I asked my voice choking.

                Danny drew an uneven breath. “I came home from work yesterday afternoon and found her.” He stopped talking as he sobbed.

                My body went cold.

“Her clothes were ripped off,” he stopped again, “and there was blood everywhere. She was stabbed …all over,” there was a clunk as if he put the receiver down.

                I squeezed my eyes shut and rocked back and forth on my knees. No more, no more, no more. But Dan got back on. “The phone cord was wrapped around her neck, Peg. She must have put up a hell of a fight,” He sniffed and exhaled unevenly.

                I dropped the phone and gripped my hands in prayer. I tried to imagine Joan’s pain … her horror at being attacked … her fear of dying. I rocked faster … Please Dear God, give it all to me … I rolled onto the floor and sobbed. I imagined Danny entering their house through the kitchen seeing the trail of blood, and finding Joan in their room on the floor, bloodied and strangled.

                Suddenly, my body was still. No more Joan at Easter or Christmas. No more talks. No more meandering rides. No more sharing cookie dough. No lilting laughter … ever …ever again.



November 15, 2014
Why Do People Leave Stickers On Their Hats? To Be Original? 

YouTube Video




November 14, 2014

November 12, 2014 Lassen County Board of Supervisor Meeting


November 8, 2014


                                                                                                                                                     101 On Capitalism

 
Which Version of Capitalism Would Best Describe Lassen County?

The New Zealand Capitalism? 

Or...

Lassen County Capitalism:

                    You have two cows sleeping and end up with a third cow that will not stop mooing. You can't sell or give either cow away. You end up broke and poor, while the two cows end up fat and the third one is sassy. 

Myself, I am a little partial to the Chinese Capitalism.