Monday, November 02, 2015

Why maw, turns out Rather's a hero ...

Democrat Media Monkeys

More Details  About Dan Rather’s Deceptive Reporting on George W. Bush

So now we have a movie titled “Truth,” produced by a company fittingly named Mythology Entertainment.   It portrays Rather and Mapes as journalistic heroes battling the dragons of CBS executives ...

In the early summer of 2004, months before Dan Rather’s day of infamy in September, I stumbled onto a website called “The AWOL Project,” a bloviated screed against President George W. Bush and his Air National Guard service. It got my attention because, from 1970 to 1974, I was a pilot in the same Texas Air Guard unit as Bush. Even had the same squadron commander, the famous Jerry Killian. So I read it. With 33 years of service in the Air Guard, I think I knew a little bit about its workings.

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As I had explained to Lanpher, the OETR item alone was a silver bullet for proving these memos as frauds. If it were a “Columbo” episode, it would be the point where the police take Rather away in handcuffs.
The blogger who created the website, a Democrat activist from Philadelphia named Paul Lukasiak, did a yeoman’s job in assembling released Bush Air Force records and relevant Air Force regulations, but then he distorted and dissembled them to reach egregiously wrong conclusions to incriminate Bush.

It was like examining the Old Testament in great detail and then concluding that Moses was an Egyptian who helped the Pharaoh cast the Jews into barren lands in some ancient holocaust.

Then, in perusing Lukasiak’s work that summer, I found George Washington’s wristwatch.

I came across a chapter he labeled “The OETR Scam.” What the heck is an OETR? I thought. We had “OERs” (Officer Effectiveness Reports), and as a commander I wrote scores of them every year. But an OETR?

Maybe I had missed something, so I did an exhaustive search for that acronym. It simply did not exist. Those letters were the code for the Turiaf Airport in Saudi Arabia. Maybe this involves a baggage tag, but officer effectiveness reports? Never.

So I did a little more research on the webpage and found that one Bush record was labeled “Notice of Missing or Correction Of Officer Effectiveness / Training Report,” a multi-use sheet for both OERs and training reports. But Lukasiak did not notice that a hole punch at the top had punched out the “/” (slash). Hence, he mistook it for “Officer Effectiveness Training Report” and created the acronym “OETR.” At the time, I dismissed it as one of many Lukasiak errors and misrepresentations in that blog and put it out of my mind.

It seemed like old news about a simple typo. Nothing to see here.

But the point is that, until it was accidently created by Lukasiak in July 2004, the acronym never existed.

There was no way the acronym OETR could appear in a 1973 Killian memo when that acronym was not created until July 2004.

And there was no way it could be in the famous Lucy Ramirez Cattle Show documents in March 2004.

It was a silver bullet. When I saw that acronym again late in the September night of the CBS “60 Minutes” show, I knew the memos could not be any more real than George Washington’s digital wristwatch. And I knew immediately where the forger got his information to create the documents.

In a barely coherent ramble on an Aug. 25, 2004, blog post, Bill Burkett described how he had just discovered the Lukasiak website and had new “files which we have reassembled,” which propagated the OETR error into the Killian memos. Every item in Burkett’s memos can be traced to a reference on that website.

In those early hours after the Rather “60 Minutes” exposé, the national focus was rightly and understandably on anachronistic typographic oddities in the documents. But those typos did not corroborate or determine the accuracy or authenticity of the documents or the content therein. This is why even today, so many think the memos were real.

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So now we have a movie titled “Truth,” produced by a company fittingly named Mythology Entertainment. It portrays Rather and Mapes as journalistic heroes battling the dragons of CBS executives, the Thornburgh-Boccardi panel, the Bush White House, pajama-clad bloggers, and real witnesses.
The OETR clue was but one fatal flaw in the Killian memo saga. There were many more scattered throughout those memos, and they didn’t have anything to do with typeface and superscripts that the movie and most of the commentaries have obsessed over.  They will have to await a future posting.
Dan Rather’s “60 Minutes” fraud will be a permanent stain on the self-exalting yet frequently failing profession of journalism. But the blame for it even happening, and its continuing longevity, does not fall only to Rather and Mapes.

It's what they do now; have done since Alger Hiss; and will continue to do as long as we allow them to control the "truth." Click.  Ahem.  Click

Putin v. What's his name. Awk!



This is as received from an ex-military buddy.  I have no other info about provenance.  It surely sends the right message about "President Pantywaist."

"This was printed in Russia's newspaper!!! Wanna guess what it says. Ha"

General Petty Officer 5th Class Skyhawker Doug

Remember how our Comintern media sold the idea that Bush was despised by the world at large, and it morphed into a general hatred of all Americans? This new message, propagated by Commie-MoFos, will have far reaching effect. Putin is a murderous bastard and I hate that I think more of his integrity than of what's-his-name's anti-American regime.  Spit.


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The KGB Connections:
An Investigation Into Soviet Operations in North America

Published on Dec 9, 2012

This documentary focuses on Soviet espionage in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean - by KGB officers operating as businessmen, diplomats, and officials of the United Nations. It shows the use of propaganda and disinformation to distort America's perception of reality. Also shown is the use of blackmail, bribery, sabotage, and assassination to accomplish Soviet objectives within larger nations. Included is the testimony of twenty defectors, some speaking with disguises to conceal their identity because they are still hiding from their pasts and fearful of the KGB's revenge.

Links to informative writings of related interest by The New American magazine (John Birch Society  ...)

KGB/FSB: The "Game" Remains the Same
Two decades after the supposed collapse of communism, the Russian FSB and SVR continue the same deadly program of of the old KGB, as evidenced by the case of mole Robert Hanssen.

Pixie Dust, Treason, & Spies
Obama is pushing forward massive U.S. investments in Russia's high-tech Silicon Valley, as a spy scandal exposes a new KGB offensive against America.

FBI Busts Russian Espionage Network

Putin, Poison, and Murder
The recent murder-by-poison of Russian KGB/FSB defector Alexander Litvinenko is a potent warning about the dangers of our new security "partnership" with Putin's Russia.

Poisoned KGB Defector Exposed Russia's Backing of al-Qaeda

Putin's Russia: The Return of the Iron Fist

Russia's Continued Cold War

The Lies That Blind: Is Communism Dead?

Leftists in Tizzy Over Exposure of KGB Ties

Decades of Suicidal Policies Vis-à-vis Russia and China

Russia, China Spies Belie "End of the Cold War"

The Soviet Roots of Terrorism
Scratch any "Islamic" terrorist group worldwide and you will find the ever-present and indispensable Soviet-Russian intelligence services.

No State Sponsors, No Terror

Moscow-Beijing Terror Axis

Shades of Subversion (Interview of Dr. Joseph D. Douglass)
Despite "winning" the Cold War and becoming the world's last remaining superpower, America is still haunted by the ghosts of an old nemesis: Communist subversion.

Drug War on the West
An undeclared war is being waged against the United States in the form of a long-range, sustained drug offensive by Red China and Russia. Why do U.S. officials suppress this information?

Chinese Spying in the United States
Chinese spies are making mockery out of U.S. intelligence agencies. They have hacked cyber security, stolen military secrets, taken business secrets, and more.

Chinagate All Over Again

China's "Double Spy"

Red Dragon's Southern Strategy

Gutting National Security
The ability of the U.S. to defend itself from terrorism, subversion, and espionage has declined since federal laws changed in the 1970s.

Alger Hiss Conviction Highlighted Communist Subversion of U.S. Gov't

The Ordeal of Anthony Lake

Morton Halperin: An Indefensible Defense Nominee

"Respectable" Terrorists

Totally Radical!
The real radicals in Congress have openly embraced Marxist subversives and Communist front groups with nary a peep from the establishment media.

Recycling Radicalism

Partnering With Terrorists

Retreat from Victory

Stepping Stones to Convergence

Admirals Sound the Alarm

McCarthy Targeted--Again
Media spin aside, newly released transcripts from Senator Joseph McCarthy's closed committee hearings validate his efforts to expose subversive forces in our government.

Igor Gouzenko: The Man Who "Started" the Cold War

Players, Plans, and Betrayals

No Accident: The Continuing Betrayal of American Interests Is a Matter of Policy

From Major Jordan's Diaries

The Perestroika Deception

New Lies for Old

Building the Evil Empire

Communist China: Made in the U.S.A.

Castro's Cuba: Made in the U.S.A.

Enemy Within the Gates

Letting Our Guard Down

The Dogs That Don't Bark

I stumbled across "The KGB Connections..." on Netflix Amazon Prime.   All the more poignant because we just finished watching season two of The Americans which is set in this era.  This woman, the KGB's most successful recruiter, may well be the model for "Claudia."  The KGB's base in the United States?  The U.N., where more than 500 KGB agents were (and are) allowed to run amok.  Give it a look.



Herb Encrusted Salmon

We had a luncheon guest Friday who doesn't ...
  • drink alcohol
  • eat meat on Friday
  • eat shellfish
I have an extensive list of Test Kitchen videos saved on DVR, so I perused them for fish recipes.  The first three I came across were for salmon, a fish I'm not terribly fond of because .. well, I'm just not.  However, this Herb-Crusted Salmon (there were two) looked properly good, so I trotted off to the fish monger and took pains to get a center cut Atlantic Salmon that passed muster.  Two pounds (over-kill) skinned and boned cost $34.  This turned out to be the 2nd best fish I have ever hadthe first was poached bass at some hole-in-the-wall French restaurant in Manhattan 30 yers ago.  Here's how good it is.  Both MoSup and guest said holy crap at first bite.  I was even more impressed, and had a leftover slab for dinner and some other leftovers for breakfast yesterday.  Most importantly; I used fresh thyme and tarragon, instead of the usual dried stuff, and it made a huge difference.

There was another upside: the Panko crust recipe.  I've used Panko for several years and swear by it, however; I usually just put it on top of, say baked chicken breasts, topped with a pat of butter.   Last night we had chicken breasts and I used a variation of the salmon recipe for the Panko.  Perfectly crunchy.


You're welcome.  Here's the video (if it works without a subscription)

For the fillets to cook at the same rate, they must be the same size and shape. To ensure uniformity, we prefer to purchase a 1 1/2- to 2-pound center-cut salmon fillet and cut it into four pieces. Dill or basil can be substituted for tarragon.


  • Salt and pepper
  • 4(6- to 8-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets
  • 2tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2tablespoons beaten egg
  • 2teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1/4cup chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 1/2teaspoons mayonnaise
  • Lemon wedges


  1. 1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Dissolve 5 tablespoons salt in 2 quarts water in large container. Submerge salmon in brine and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Remove salmon from brine, pat dry, and set aside.

    2. Meanwhile, melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add panko and 1/8 teaspoon salt and season with pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until panko is golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl and let cool completely. Stir in egg and thyme until thoroughly combined. Stir tarragon, mustard, and mayonnaise together in second bowl.

    3. Set wire rack in rimmed baking sheet. Place 12 by 8-inch piece of aluminum foil on wire rack and lightly coat with vegetable oil spray. Evenly space fillets, skin side down, on foil. Using spoon, spread tarragon mixture evenly over top of each fillet. Sprinkle panko mixture evenly over top of each fillet, pressing with your fingers to adhere. Bake until center of thickest part of fillets reaches 125 (I did 122º) degrees and is still translucent when cut into with paring knife, 18 to 25 minutes. Transfer salmon to serving platter and let rest for 5 minutes before serving with lemon wedges.