Master of My Domain

I’ve moved the blog back to its former address, www.DerekPGilbert.com.

Who Did Blackwater Cross?

Considering that the management team at the private security firm Blackwater USA is pretty well connected at the highest levels of government, I have to wonder whose toes have been stepped on for this to happen:

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether employees of the private security firm Blackwater USA illegally smuggled into Iraq weapons that may have been sold on the black market and ended up in the hands of a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, officials said Friday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, N.C., is handling the investigation with help from Pentagon and State Department auditors, who have concluded there is enough evidence to file charges, the officials told The Associated Press.

This follows the insistence by the government of Iraq that Blackwater cease operations in their country, in spite of the company’s contract to provide security for State Department officials there.

Somebody’s unhappy with Blackwater. Somebody with juice.

Back on the Blog

I’ve been spending a lot of time on the websites for our radio group, so my personal blog has taken a back seat the last couple of weeks. Show notes are now posted at the radio station website, which is where they’ve belonged since the beginning. From here on, this site will be reserved for my personal thoughts.

Russ Dizdar traveled from Ohio to St. Louis last weekend, and I had a pleasant evening with him and a few of his friends. They were in town for a conference on cult crimes and secret societies (he really knows how to party, doesn’t he?), and so our conversation over Mexican food at dinner was hotter than the salsa.

He’s thinking about a conference of his own in 2008. Keep an eye on his website for details.

September 6: The Hsu on the Other Foot

NC drivers license
Hologram on the new North Carolina drivers license looks just like the logo of the Security & Prosperity Partnership.

Our weekly capitol report from Tim Murphy of NewsRadio 950 KWOS in Jeff City started things off this afternoon. The big news to the south this week is the demolition of the old prison there, which dates back to 1836. TIME once called the prison the “bloodiest 47 acres in America”, and one of our Off-Road Friday guests, Gil McDonald, believes that the site is a secret ET base.

Maybe the demolition is government retaliation against the ETs, part of Governor Blunt’s campaign to rid the state of illegal aliens.
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It’s Official

September 5: Sex Criminal Wants His Porn Back


Sen. Larry “I Didn’t Mean ‘Quit'” Craig

Lots of calls this afternoon prompted by a story from California: A man in San Mateo who was just released from jail after being convicted of videotaping a woman and her daughter in their apartment is demanding the return of his porn collection. Apparently the Marin County police still have his 500 porn videos and 250+ porn magazines and he wants them back.

While taking calls on this story today, Cosmo & JC, the morning team at our sister station Y107, got a call from a guy who calmly admitted that he’d served 32 months in jail for molesting a five-year-old girl. (He thinks the guy in California should get his porn back.)
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September 5: Sex Criminal Wants His Porn Back


Sen. Larry “I Didn’t Mean ‘Quit'” Craig

Lots of calls this afternoon prompted by a story from California: A man in San Mateo who was just released from jail after being convicted of videotaping a woman and her daughter in their apartment is demanding the return of his porn collection. Apparently the Marin County police still have his 500 porn videos and 250+ porn magazines and he wants them back.

While taking calls on this story today, Cosmo & JC, the morning team at our sister station Y107, got a call from a guy who calmly admitted that he’d served 32 months in jail for molesting a five-year-old girl. (He thinks the guy in California should get his porn back.)
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