Fucking With Alley’s Friends

When I showed two Springfield cops Alley’s threat on my computer screen, they didn’t know what to make of it, or, know what to do. They never got a ‘Literary Trouble’ call before. They struggled with the idea I never met this woman, as I did. I pointed out the threat – that if I fuck with her friends, I am fucking with her.

“I don’t know who her friends are. Just the one, Belle! But, I didn’t know – at the time! I don’t think you cops want anyone to own such power.”

The Khashoggi beheading is four years off. How many Americans can grasp that?

I was trying to point out that Alley was acting like a omnipresence. You ought to have seen their faces as I disciphered her foul threats using her foul language. I felt I was in a Marvel comic book.

“I’m going to make this very simple for you. I don’t know if you know who I am, but I sure as hell know who you are, and when you fuck with my friends, you fuck with me. Stop writing about Belle or I am going to make your life very difficult. I mean it. If I see one more word about her on your blog, your FB, or anywhere else, I will make sure that you experience all the fear and discomfort that she is experiencing right now. “

I realized I was in a Raymond Chandler novel – with Belle! This is just what she wanted. The problem was, I am an old guy. After sicking the Spectre on me, she went to her lover, Ambrose Holtham-Keathley. She discovered he didn’t have a romantic bone in his body. Meanwhile I am out there in the cold, on the run, looking for people with an A sewn on their jacket. How about a tattoo – right between their eyes!

“A………..! What does that stand for?”

My friends didn’t get it. It sounded right to them. If you fuck with their friends, their family, their softball team, you fuck with them. I discovered people had gone tribal. No way was I going to let this story go, and just walk away. There had to be a Mr. Big.

I am all alone. I work alone. I cover the waterfront.

John Presco

Omnipresence or ubiquity is the property of being present everywhere. The term omnipresence is most often used in a religious context as an attribute of a deity or supreme being, while the term ubiquity is generally used to describe something “existing or being everywhere at the same time, constantly encountered, widespread, common.” Ubiquitous can also be used as a synonym for words like worldwide, universal, global, pervasive, all over the place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omnipresence

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Cover_the_Waterfront

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/newly-elected-crenshaw-pushes-back-on-trump-criticism-of-saturday-night-live/ar-BBR57i4?ocid=spartandhp

Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is pushing back against President Trump’s suggestion that media coverage and programs like “Saturday Night Live” be challenged in court, calling the First Amendment “the backbone of American exceptionalism.”

Crenshaw late Sunday responded to Trump’s tweet by agreeing with the president that the media “deliberately misleads and spins.”

“It’s legal, and it needs to remain legal,” he added, however. “The 1st Amendment is the backbone of American exceptionalism.”

San Diego Standard reporter H. Joseph Miller (Ben Lyon) has been covering the city’s waterfront for the past five years and is fed up with the work. He longs to escape the waterfront life and land a newspaper job back East so he can marry his Vermont sweetheart. Miller is frustrated by the lack of progress of his current assignment investigating the smuggling of Chinese people into the country by a fisherman named Eli Kirk (Ernest Torrence). One morning after wasting a night tracking down bad leads, his editor at the Standard orders him to investigate a report of a girl swimming naked at the beach. There he meets Julie Kirk (Claudette Colbert), the daughter of the man he’s been investigating.

Meanwhile, Eli Kirk and his crew are returning to San Diego with a Chinese passenger when the Coast Guard approaches. Not wanting to be caught with evidence of his smuggling operation, Kirk orders his men to weigh down the Chinaman and lower him overboard to his death. The Coast Guard, accompanied by Miller, board the boat but find nothing. The next day, Miller discovers the Chinaman’s body which was carried in with the tide, and takes it as evidence to his editor, who still remains skeptical of Kirk’s guilt. To get conclusive evidence, Miller tells him he plans to romance Kirk’s daughter Julie in order to break the smuggling operation.

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