The Nightmares of Margaret McDonald

The Rapture is a lie. Anyone who believes in it, has been led astray.

““‘Soon after Francis Cavenagh and I were left alone for the night, a mist seemed to come round me like the mist of hell, and one was sent to me. I thought I had known him before, he was clothed in white. He denied the truth of Scripture. I took the Word in my hand, and bolted one passage after another at him, but still he held his ground. “The moral glories of Scripture a lie!” I said; “they are as true as heaven and earth.” The temptation still continued; and I felt weak. But I cried to the Lord for help; and gradually I rose out of the mist into a calm atmosphere; and I was with my Evangelists again. But it was dreadful while it lasted, That is a plain, unvarnished tale.’
“We asked Mr. Cavenagh if he perceived anything of it while he watched through the night; and he told us he had been conscious that my father was passing through some new exercise of heart, for he heard him repeating to himself, ‘What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee,’ and other verses of the same character.
In early 1830, Margaret McDonald, a 15 year old Scottish Girl had visions that included a Secret Rapture of believers before the appearance of the Antichrist. Edward Irving (1792-1834) her Scottish Presbyterian pastor and forerunner of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements, attended prophecy conferences that began in Dublin Ireland in that same year, 1830, at Powerscourt Castle. There he promoted the doctrine of the Secret Rapture.
John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), a minister of the Church of Ireland, later became a member of the Plymouth Brethren and also promoted a Secret Rapture after attending the same Powerscourt Bible Prophecy meeting in 1830 where he learned of Margaret McDonald’s vision. He visited Margaret McDonald at her home in Port Glasgow, Scotland, then later visited America several times where his Secret Rapture theology was quite well accepted.
The writings of John Darby greatly influenced Cyrus Scofield (1843-1921) who incorporated this doctrine in the notes of his Scofield Reference Bible, first published by Oxford University Press in 1909. One million copies were printed by 1930, firmly establishing this Futurist interpretation in the Bible schools and denominations of the United States in the 20th Century.”

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My neighbor made it her personal mission to depict me as severely mentally ill, after I told her what I have been blogging on in regards to Neo-Nazi Christians. Being a evangelical Rapture Rat, she felt compelled to defend HER PEOPLE, and Jesus, by denigrating me. She is not a bad person, and owns a simple faith. Being my facebook friend, she had glanced at this blog, and perhaps cherry-picked it for the words that suit her agenda. I am a reporter for my newspaper that defends the Arts and the Bohemian way of life. I do not promote drugs. She threw my declaration I am a prophet in my face, and said I am insane. I asked her to go back and read a year of my blogs – and own proof I predicted the future! Of course she is not going to do that, when she and her…

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Jesus Was A Nazarite At Birth

I declared myself a Nazarite in 1988.


The unborn Jesus receives the Holy Spirit while in Mary’s womb, from John the Baptist, who is inside his mother’s womb. Taking the vow of the Nazarite can fill you with the Holy Spirit of the Lord. John was a Nazarite while in his mother’s womb. He was a Nazarite FOR LIFE……till the very second her dies! The same with Jesus! This is why Jesus refuses the wine-vinegar, because it was not time for him to die!

An Israelite (Numbers 6:2)[13] can only become a nazirite by an intentional verbal declaration.[14] This declaration can be in any language, and can be something as simple as saying “me too” as a nazirite passes by.[15] A person can specify the duration as an interval of 30 days or more. If a person does not specify, or specifies a time less than 30 days, the vow is for 30 days.[16] A person who says “I am a nazirite forever” or “I am a nazirite for all my life” is a permanent nazirite and slightly different laws apply. Likewise if a person says “I am a nazirite like Samson,” the laws of a Samson-like nazirite apply. However, if a person says that he is a nazirite for a thousand years, he is a regular nazirite. A father, but not a mother, can declare his son, but not his daughter, a nazirite. However the child or any close family member has a right to refuse this status.[17]

1Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. 14 He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. 16 He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

John did not prepare the way for Jesus, who is not, or never was “the Lord”. Did John minister to Gentiles, make them read as a people? Who are these “people”? Did Elijah minister unto non-Jews? Why didn’t Samson turn his back on the Lord’s Chosen people, and go make converts in Rome?

“A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was childless, unable to give birth. The angel of the Lord appeared to her and said, “You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son. Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean. You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines.”

Some scholars believe Hannah took the vow of the Nazarite, and the Lord opened her womb that was closed. Why didn’t her son Samuel go to Corinth and covert Greeks?

“As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. 13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving but her voice was not heard. Eli thought she was drunk 14 and said to her, “How long are you going to stay drunk? Put away your wine.”

15 “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord. 16 Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief.”

17 Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.”

Matthew 27:47-50

When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”

Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.

John 19:28-30

Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Jesus Was A Nazarite


Jesus was a Nazarite. Jesus died a Nazarite. Queen Helena of Adiabene took the Vow of the Nazarite – for life. She and her HEATHEN husband were converts to Judaism. Heathens are not allowed to take the Nazarite Vow. Paul took the vow, and may have caused a commotion when he brought HEATHENS to the temple to complete the Nazarite Vow they took, I suspect in Greece, or, Rome.

Being a Jew and being a part of the Judaic Religion, was very desirable, even amongst the powerful and rich. Paul invents HIS OWN RELIGION in order to OPEN THE DOOR WIDER. Are people paying Paul for admittance, he employing his Pharisistic training in Judaic Law to bypass Mosaic restrictions?  There was a DEBT REBELLION! The debt archives were burned – by INDENTURED SLAVES. Rome sent an army to crush the ABOLITIONIST REVOLT. The war with Rome, was on!

“Simon held the upper city, and the great walls as far as Cedron, and as much of the old wall as bent from Siloam to the east, and which went down to the palace of Monobazus, who was king of the Adiabeni, beyond Euphrates; he also held the fountain, and the Acra, which was no other than the lower city; he also held all that reached to the palace of queen Helena, the mother of Monobazus; but John held the temple, and the parts thereto adjoining, for a great way, as also Ophla, and the valley called “Valley of Cedron;”

Judaism in Adiabene survived the death of Izates and Helena. History indicates that the Jewish religion continued to play a part in the kingdom of Adiabene; non-royal Adiabenians converted. “The names of the Adiabenite [sic] Jews Jacob Hadyaba and Zuga (Zuwa) of Hadyab,”33 indicate a non-Hebrew origin and possible conversion to Judaism.

Mindful of the events which in her view were of a positive nature, Helena journeyed with her retinue to Jerusalem and the Great Temple to worship and offer thank-offerings while the throne in Arbela had been safeguarded. Queen Helena offered items of blessing including a special addition to the Kodesh, or Inner Sanctuary of the Great Temple:
The doorway of the Kodesh was 10 cubits wide and 20 cubits high. Over the doorway was a carving of a golden menorah donated by Queen Helena, a convert to Judaism. The morning service could not begin before sunrise. The Temple was surrounded by high walls, and it was not possible to see the rising sun, so priest had to be sent outside to see if it was time for the service to begin. After Queen Helena donated the Menorah, it was no longer necessary to send a priest outside the Temple. As the sun rose in the east it shone against the menorah and the reflected light was cast into the Azarah. The priests then knew that the morning service could begin.18

John 19:28-30

Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Jesus is offered the WINE – twice! He refuses the first offering because he is not ready to die, not ready to give up the Holy Spirit he received from John, who was the embodiment of Elijah, thus THE MESSIAH OF THE JEWS. Jesus knew this, as did the people who gave him the wine IN ORDER TO END HIS NAZARITE VOW. The spirit of John-Elijah was expected to come AND TAKE JESUS UP.

Mary knows Elizabeth is going to give birth to THE MESSIAH, the EMBODIMENT OF ELIJAH, and wants her son in her womb to come in contact with the Messiah of the Jews, and, wants her UNBORN SON to be filled with the HOLY SPIRIT – TOO!

There were two very Holy Nazarites in the world. Jesus was destined to be THE KING OF JUDAH, and sit on David’s throne.  I know this, because a Nazarite expecting the arrival of the Messiah “the son of David” drank only on certain days. When John was beheaded, Jesus was a candidate for the Messiah. His refusal to drink the first offering of WINE – not vinigar – was before sunset, and thus, before THE SABBATH. 

The End of Jesus’ life is a Nazarite Argument that has nothing to do with the pagan converts to Christianity, accept in the case of Helen. Then there is the Judging of the Sotah. But here is what is extremely interesting. Slave could take the Nazarite Vow with the consent of their owners.

This is so key!  The Laws of the Jubilee had been abolished a hundred years before Jesus was born. When he announced he had come to restore these laws, some Jews were elated, while others, were threatened. Some Jews owned slaves, while others did not. Consider our Civil War.

 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

“Women and slaves, who did not have full rights before the religious law, could take the Nazarite vow, but only with the consent of their husbands or owners, while the vow was not valid among the heathen (Naz. iv. 1-5, ix. 1, et passim). Fathers were allowed to dedicate minors, but mothers were forbidden to do so (ib. iv. 29b)”

Slaves all over the Diaspora could now be elevated in their station in life – including women! If tens of thousands of slaves wanted to become Nazarites, then you have a revolution on your hand – a slave revolt! Of course an owner would consent.

“Simon held the upper city, and the great walls as far as Cedron, and as much of the old wall as bent from Siloam to the east, and which went down to the palace of Monobazus, who was king of the Adiabeni, beyond Euphrates; he also held the fountain, and the Acra, which was no other than the lower city; he also held all that reached to the palace of queen Helena, the mother of Monobazus; but John held the temple, and the parts thereto adjoining, for a great way, as also Ophla, and the valley called “Valley of Cedron;”


Jesus ‘The Goel-El Redeemer’ restored the Jubilee Laws of God and purchased slaves so he could set them free. This led to the burning of the debt archives and the War with Roman Slave Masters.  The Jews recognized Jesus as their Goel. It is a egregious lie – that he didn’t! Paul took the Vow of the Nazarite who was bid by James the Nazarite to redeem Jews in the Diaspora, and bring them to Jerusalem to complete their vow.

Jon Presco

‘The Nazarite’

Copyright 2016

Some said: “I shall not die before I have become a Nazarite” (Ned. 3b), or, “Let me be a Nazarite on the day when the son of David [the Messiah] shall come.” Such a Nazarite was allowed to drink wine only on the Sabbath and on feast-days, since the Messiah will not appear on these days (‘Er. 43a).

Luke 1:39-45New International Version (NIV)

Mary Visits Elizabeth

39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 13But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 14And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 15For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. 16And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 17And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. 18And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

Jesus’ drink of vinegar

Matthew 27:34

There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
Matthew 27:47-50

When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”

Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
Mark 15:23

Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.

Mark 15:35-37

When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.”

One man ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said.

With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
John 19:28-30

Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Did Jesus drink the wine or not?

Matthew 27:34 and Mark 15:23 are referring to a separate event from the other passages (this is evident from the fact that both Matthew and Mark describe Jesus refusing the blended wine at the start of his crucifixion, but later accepting wine vinegar from a sponge and stick). In that instance, Jesus tasted the wine but didn’t drink it (i.e. he took a sip but not a mouthful).

Concerning the latter offer of wine vinegar, Matthew and Mark don’t explicitly state that Jesus drank the vinegar, but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t. We sometimes use “offered” to imply both an offer and its acceptance in everyday conversation. Someone might say, “Joe came by and I offered him a drink, and we talked for a while,” meaning that Joe accepted the drink. Also, some translations (NASB, RSV) use “gave” instead of “offered.”
Who said to leave Jesus alone and wait for Elijah: the crowd, or the man offering the vinegar?

Both the crowd and the man could have said it. One possible scenario is that the man gave Jesus vinegar to drink, then said to the crowd, “Okay, now let’s leave him alone and see if Elijah comes,” and the crowd agreed with him and said, “Yes, let’s do that.” Another possibility is that someone in the crowd suggested it first, and the man offering the vinegar agreed and addressed his agreement to the whole crowd.
Did Jesus ask for the vinegar, or did the man decide to offer it after hearing him call Elijah?

Again, Matthew and Mark don’t record Jesus’ question, but that doesn’t mean that Jesus couldn’t have asked for a drink. Combining the three accounts gives us this sequence of events:

  1. Jesus called out to God
  2. The crowd said, “He’s calling Elijah”
  3. Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”
  4. Someone in the crowd ran and got the drink of vinegar, and offered it to Jesus
  5. Jesus drank the vinegar
  6. Jesus said, “It is finished,” and died

Was the first wine mixed with gall or myrrh?

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Why Throw Jesus Off A Cliff?

There is evidence Jesus was a Nazarite whose vow was broken while on the cross by being given vinegar, a grape product.

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For ten years I have been trying to figure out why they tried to throw Jesus off a cliff. I thought it was because he restored the Jubilee, which he did, but after restoring God’s Clock, he restarted the Count Down to The End of Days, that was going to happen in HIS LIFETIME! This appears to happen in Matthew 27:53, when graves are opened, and the occupants inside, rise and go talk to folks in Jerusalem. What went wrong? Why didn’t the world end? Was only a small section of the world going to end? Roman Slavery was not abolished, was it? Then, here come Saul-Paul with a new teaching.

Luke was written after the Jewish War that got started with the burning of the debt archives. Why elude to Jesus being a part of this? Because, the Jews, and thus God, lost His Abolitionist War with the Roman…

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My Daughter – Surrogate Child of Drunks

After signing an agreement to be my special needs Trustee, Bill and my daughter launched their Take A Child Into A Bar campaign on their facebooks.  Linda got my sober sister and I a room at the Avi casino near Bull head. They hinted at the idea they wanted us to invest in a Bar&Grill. Bill posted drunken tales. I complained to facebook and they closed their accounts. Their campaign said – I was the only one with a drinking problem! And, alcoholism is not a inherent disease as I was taught at Serenity Lane.

How many of my neighbors did Kim Hafner encourage to get on my daughter’s facebook and defame me? Going after one’s child in order to get her on your side, and slander you, is as devious as it comes. That my daughter took Kim’s side against me, is PROOF of what I have been saying about her. They both are – INSANE! This can cause REAL TROUBLE – and they know it! They huddle in fear of me – after giving me real good reasons to hurt them. Most human beings would consider it – and they know it! This is Crazy-Making at it’s max! If you think there is a good chance the sleeping bear would maul you, why poke it? If Kim thought I was insane, why fuck with my daughter? What good and sane results do they see happening? I fall on my knees and beg Kim’s holy forgiveness, in front of my tormenters, then, after accepting Jesus in my heart I call up my daughter and say…….

“I lied about beloved Linda Comstock taking a giant piss in the back seat of that car that my six year old grandson was a witness to.”

The truth is, months Kim contacted my daughter via facebook, gossiped about me, then, grew afraid I would find out via Ryan Hunt, who was my FB friend. She would like to see me evicted or in the Johnson Unit so she could feel safe – again! Insanity!

Look at that pic again. Look at the size of that beer glass Linda emptied, and filled her ugly bladders with.

Heather told me she did not read Christine’s biography that is full of drunken tales. I doubt her family did, or her lovers. How about my grandson’s father?

Craig and Linda Hanson have no child, and never will. They didn’t have to worry about being childless, because MY child is their child. They knew Heather was my child, and not Randy’s, the minute they lay eyes on MY child. Being severely damaged by their father and insane mother, and, being alcoholics, they gave up on being parents.

When I was found, and Craig and Linda learned I was authoring a sobriety book, and, got religion, they were very threatened. They told Heather I am a Jesus-freak AA prude who does not want MY daughter to get drunk and fornicate. Being sixteen, Heather was concerned because that;s what she wanted. She wanted to get drunk and fornicate.

Note the empty pitchers of beer near Linda, which is more evidence she pissed in the car next to MY grandson. Heather lied her ass off, and gave me up, knowing this was evidence against Linda, that she is a drunken slut. It had to be MY fault I lost my grandson. Drunks blame their shortcomings on a family scapegoat, which I became – overnight!  I told Heather I did not want to be the policeman to her family -too! I begged her to let me finish my biography before the rival biography came out. These drunks and sluts were for the rival biography.

What happened to the beautiful story about my dream, and an angel appear and told me I had a daughter? I fucked that story up, too! This is what Kim Hafner believes, and tells MY neighbors. This is typical behavior for most alcoholics. Linda is like Satan. She is truly evil. She looks like a Halloween Cat.

This is the most god-awful family I ever met. They destroyed two books about two very creative and sober siblings so that their secret will remain a secret, being, theses sluts and drunks – are FUCKING INSANE!

John Presco

Would Sue Hafner Take Children Here?

Normal families who live in Oregon listen to all the warnings we get about the dangers that lurk on our coast. Making me out to be insane – removes the WARNING! Would Sue Hafner take her grandchildren down to THIS water to look in tide-pools?  It was high tide when Christine was taken out.

John Presco

Witness For The Slanderer

This is my neighbor, Kathy. I am going to ask her for her last name the next time I see her, because Kim Hafner, pointed to Kathy as another person who can testify how mentally deranged I am. Kathy’s proof I am insane, consists of my reponce to the “damn” telephone book. Her use of the word “damn” is telling. She is recreating her rage at seeing all these telephone books piled up on the landing we share. They had been there for days. I already took two inside. There is one left. Kathy moves it near my door. I move it back to where it was. She put’s the “damn” book right at my door. I kick over to her door. She leans the “damn” book against a box outsider my door. In the video, she says this is my book. If it was my book, why do I keep shoving it back on her? Then she tells a lie;

“I was trying to help you!”

Heather Hanson – Backer of Drunks

Above is a pic of Bob Buck and my daughter ‘The Good Witch of Denial’. She is fifteen in this image. For a fee she will wave her magic wand and lay a fine layer of gold pixie dust on the horrific disease of alcoholism our families suffered from, and make it all go away! None of the Hansons were going to be in my autobiography, but for the mention of my daughter, she seen as the reward from my high power for getting, and remaining sober. I could care less if they were drunks – for the time being! After my book was published, I would have had more credibility.  ‘Bonds With Angels’ was begun two years before Christine allegedly got careless, and was swept to her death by a fake rogue wave.

Buck’s law firm prepared Heather’s way. I need a good attorney to champion my cause and go to the Superior Court of Monterey and look in the probate files of Christine Rosamond Benton, and see if my WARNINGS got filed, and, my request for funds to look for my daughter that was introduced to me in a dream by MY angel. I associated this angel with the one that appear to the barren Nazarite mothers and bid them NOT to ingest alcohol so God would give them a child. John means ‘Gift of God’ and was a Nazarite while in his mother’s womb. His father sings Hannah’s Song. I took the Nazarite Vow when I had six months of sobriety. I was encouraged to get a Higher Power. I was childless.

“But the three men who are noted to have been Nazirites for the entire course of their lives (Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist) had much in common. All three were born to childless couples. Manoah and his wife had been married for some time, and his wife is described as barren (Judges 13:2). An angel appears (a theophany). We pick up the narrative from Judges 13:3-5,

And the angel of the Lord appeared to the woman and said to her, “Behold, you are barren and have not borne children, but you shall conceive and bear a son [Samson]. Therefore be careful and drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, for behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb, and he shall begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines.”

I finally figured out why Flip refused to shake my hand and why my daughter, Heather, said I was leaving Bill Cornwell out. This came from Linda Comstock’s Anti-Sobriety  campaign that this evil and cunning drunk had been conducting with MY daughter for years. Patrice Hanson knew both her siblings had a problem with alcohol, and were alcoholics – like their father! Craig Hanson was a lone drinker. He had no friends. Heather told me she spent hours on the phone with her uncle. He used MY daughter to get his social needs met. As long as MY child kept calling him up and listened to the sound of ice cubes tinkling in his glass of booze, he would not have to get help. He will ever be a father because he just came out of the closet.

Linda Hanson Comstock will never give birth to a child. She chose not to get pregnant. Was she afraid because of the extreme abuse she and her siblings suffered? Did she know she would have to quit drinking while pregnant? She could not go to the bars and down big pitures of beer – with her baby on her lap! But, she didn’t need to all that motherly crap when she could snatch her sister’s child from her, and make her her own. Linda knew Patrice was lying about Heather being Randy Delpiano’s baby, because they were told, what I was told, that they fought over Randy’s inability to conceive. He died childless.

Patrice did tell me there was a competition, that Linda was luring away OUR teenage daughter with her rich lifestyle. Linda married a rich old drunk who could not get her pregnant – if he wanted to. Heather showed me photo albums of the cocktail parties Linda hosted on the big boat. Everyone had a drink  in their hand. When I was found, and Linda learned I owned seven years of sobriety, and, my autobiography was going to be a Recovery book, this devious lush launched her Pr0-Alcohol campaign……….

“You’re not going to leave me out, after all I have done for you. You are in our will. You are our Heir!”

When Patrice sent me photos of her family, I took one look at Linda, and deduced she was a vicious drunk – and mentally ill! She reminded me of my mother. If you get in her way, she will do anything to destroy you. The person who did all the destroying was Sydney Morris, a member of Robert Brevoort Buck’s law firm. I highly suspect a wealthy person in the background wanted Garth Benton to come out on top, and come away, blameless! Christine wanted her husband to join her in AA, but, he claimed he did not have a problem. However, when you read Tom Snyder’s lying biography, you see this is Garth’s book. Christine is demonized, made out to be MAD by a dude with no degree in anything. He uses my brothers and sister’s in AA so I can not employ them in my book. Snyder buries Christine sober program – and a world famous artist who owned a sober podium! Her drunken family disappeared her Sober autobiography!

My family hated my sobriety and ignored my effort to save my life. They competed with one another to get close to Rosamond’s fame and money, they willing to put up with anything from a famous drunk. Garth led the way. Now that my sister was dead, they all wanted a BIG PAY DAY! They wanted Rosamond’s twelve months of sobriety to be washed away, so alas they can feel normal and undamaged. Monies from the book and movie was not going to Christine’s two daughters. It was going to those parasites who clung to Rosamond, and, suffered so dearly. I…………..was left out!

My evil daughter pretended to love me. Everything I said to her, was repeated in long conversations with her aunt and uncle, who were too selfish to become parents. They were too busy feeling sorry for themselves, and, lining up their next drink. Linda gave MY daughter one of her cocktail dresses to wear at the last attempt to save MY family. Heather never felt like a member of MY family. When I found the big pee stain on the car seat Linda sat in, it was over. Craig and Linda got THEIR child back. For sixteen years I was LEFT OUT of my daughter’s life. I believe Heather was putting social pressure on me so I would take my next drink. She wanted me to slide in a bar stool next to Linda, and say;

“You know, Linda. You’re right. AA is full of shit. It gives low-life scum bags the right to tell lies about rich successful people like you. Can I buy you drink. I am going to drink a Peace Beer with you – just to make OUR daughter happy!”

Below is a photo of Gordon Getty who was a friend of Christine and Garth. Under him is Larry Chazen, Gordon’s financial advisor, and partner in PlumpJack. Chazen was Christine’s partner in her first gallery, and was the No.! creditor. H&P could have seen, or, met Chazen at the Rosamond gallery reopening. Notice the black death balloons.

Alcohol Justice and Charge to Harm went after Chazen and the Booze Brothers. This is a cult. Patrice hung a Rosamond print over Heather’s crib and told her to find Rosamond for years to come. The Hanson Immaculate Conception was aimed at The Rich in order to bring home Holy Nourishment to the Childless Ones. I am reminded of The Day of the Locust. I have a VCR of the Divine Daughter performing for her fake parents. The Dead Balloon ditty was a BIG FLOP. The Legal Dream Team that empowered Sydney Morris, sprinkled Holy Water everywhere – and lost money! Their juggernaut – sank! A reputable Business College should study the Rosamond Probate. Chazen was a CEO of Noble Oil. Embarrassing!

Dark Mark, the Neo-Nazi was there. This millionaire refused to pay my airfare, or, I would have seen my sixteen year old daughter make her grand entrance.

The President of the United States and many elected officials just publicly recognized the huge addition problem ALL Americans are having. The average addict will devastate the lives of everyone close to him/her.  Linda Comstock and Heather Hanson, did much damage to both our families. They should be taken to court and made an example of. The world needs OUR SOBER STORY the story of John, Christine, and Elizabeth.

Patrice ‘The Stage Mother’ made the fairy costume Heather is wearing. Their is an angel on her crown. This is Patrice’s mother who jumped off a sea cliff, and died. She was mentally ill. H&P walked into the Rosamond gallery in order to get in Pierrot&Snyder’s auto-biography – with getting in touch with me – first. My brother was there. I suspect he suggested I be informed I was a father. MY minor child came into the world to relieve Craig and Linda’s agony at losing their mother. Heather was their Angelic Mother-Child. She loved her role. It empowered her.

There needs to be a Judicial Investigation as to why Chazen tried to become Special Executor, and why Sydney Morris did not charge my nieces any attorney fees.

Those who suffer from addictions need to know how I did not take the drink my cunning daughter handed me. This was a great temptation. It will not be my last!

Jon Presco

Copyright 2017


Members of Gavin Newsom’s wine, restaurant, bar, resort and real estate partnerships since 1991:

Kevin & Bronwyn Brunner, John Burton, Casey and Michelle Cadwell, Bob and Barbara Callan, Frank Caufield, Donna Chazen, Lawrence Chazen, Joe & Victoria Cotchett, Michael & Hilary Decesare, Philip DeLimur, Don Dianda, Gretchen Dianda, Edward Everett, Richard Freemon, James Fuller, Stanlee Gatti, Robert Gerry, Andrew Getty, Ann Getty, Anna Getty, Chris Getty, Gordon Getty, Mark Getty, Peter Getty, Ronald Getty, Tara Getty, William “Billy” Getty, Robert Goldberg, Florianne Gordon, Stu Gordon, Gordon Goletto, David Goodman, Arthur Groza, Richard & Martha Guggenhime, Tony and Anthony Guilfoyle, Shelly Guyer, James & Shea Halligan, Bob & Jill Hamer, Erin Howard, Thomas Huntington, Isolep Enterprises (Paul and Nancy Pelosi family personal investment company), Peter Jacobi, Gaye Jenkins, Jeffrey Kanbar, Chad Kawai, David Lamonde, John Larson, Rob Lavoie, Leavitt/Weaver interior designers, Marc Leland, Maryon Davies Lewis, Anne McCutcheon, Chris McCutcheon, Ross McGowan, Rich McNally, Robert & Carole McNeil, Paul Mohun, Robert Mohun, Jeff Morin, Sara Moughan, Terry Moughan, Brian Mueth, Bob Naify, Marshall Naify, John Nees, Barbara Newsom, Brennan Newsom, Catherine & David Newsom, Gavin Newsom, Patrick Newsom,

Tessa Newsom, William Newsom, John O’Hara, Jack Owsley, Pacific Design, Matt Pelosi, Robynne Piggott, James Samuel Powers, Elizabeth Rice, Jeremy Scherer, Paul Scherer, Gary Schnitzer, Steve & Theresa Selover, Steve Siino, Trevor Traina, Chris Vietor, Francesca Vietor, Kenneth Weeman, Nicki West, Justin & Aridne Williams, Kevin Williams, Thomas & Kiyoko Woodhouse.

While still working for Shorenstein, Newsom formed his first business partnership, PlumpJack Associates, to open a wine shop on Fillmore Street. His partner was Gordon Getty’s son, William or “Billy” as he’s called, whom Newsom had known since boyhood. He said Gordon Getty invested between $7,500 and $15, 000.

The wine shop opened in 1992. Other ventures followed. By last year, Newsom had created a network of limited partnerships and holding companies to own and operate businesses and investments in San Francisco, Napa Valley, Squaw Valley and Maui.

Most are part of the PlumpJack group, which in addition to the wine shop includes the upscale PlumpJack Cafe, also on Fillmore Street, the PlumpJack winery and an online wine outlet.

Other Newsom partnerships own two popular Cow Hollow night spots, the venerable Balboa Cafe and the MatrixFillmore bar, which features designer cocktails, a plasma screen video system and tables shaped as letters S, E and X. Other partnerships run the Squaw Valley Inn, or are associated with PlumpJack and Balboa cafes at the ski resort.

And while Newsom contended that Gordon Getty is only one financial backer of many, records show the billionaire is Newsom’s top outside investor, either individually or through his firms and family trusts.

Getty owns 49 percent of the concern that manages all the PlumpJack businesses; 96 percent of the winery; 96 percent of the partnership that runs the Squaw Valley Inn; and more than 80 percent of Newsom’s real estate development firm (recently, Getty and Judge Newsom bought him out, Newsom says). Getty has a smaller stake in the other businesses, but he’s still the lead outside investor in most.

Getty declined to be interviewed for this story. In response to written questions, he said he treats Newsom like a son and invested in Newsom’s first business because of that relationship. “After that,” he said, “the reason for my further investments was the success of the first.”

Getty’s son Billy also invested in five businesses, and other Gettys, including Gordon’s wife, Ann, own stakes in some.

Other investors represent a slice of upper-strata San Francisco: a firm associated with Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi; high-society plastic surgeon Jack Owsley; even TV newscaster Ross McGowan, whose morning news show has often showcased Newsom the politician.

Buy Bill a Bar


“That’s right boy. You eat that cherry, and grow up to be big and strong like me!”

Above is the infamous photograph of my grandson in a bar with a ex-bartender named ‘Flip’ who refused to shake my hand when we met, and gave me a hostile look, like he wanted to go outside and fight me. Flip will soon die of acute alcoholism. This photo may be adopted by Alcohol Justice. Tyler Hunt may be their poster boy.

The reason Flip was so pissed with me, was, he had been convinced I was not doing anything to promote my daughter’s million dollar career as Rosamond’s niece. They never met. Heather Hanson came into my life when she was sixteen. Our story is just like ‘Matchstick Men’ except we are really bloodkin. The solution for my extreme fatherly negligence, was, to get my family to buy Bill Cornwell a bar.

Our uncle Vinnie died and left ten of us a half million dollars in a trust that was handled by a professional attorney. Heather’s kindred thoroughly enjoy/enjoyed our windfall that she and Bill did not see a penny of, thanks to me! Not so with the law firm of Heisinger, Morris and Buck who sold our families creative legacy to two Flim-flam females from Fresno, known as ‘The Caretakers’.  I think they are part of the Fresno Mafia. What! You never heard of the Fresno Mafia? Take note of the name Brevoort. This Dutch family owned a quarter of New York.

Two months after I learned I had sired a child, I lost her. Heather and her mother, Patrice Hanson, are working for a Scientology couple at their bed and breakfast in Sonoma. They have been separated. Heather is living in their home as an opaire to their child. I never lived with my child. After being told I must do volunteer work, and, I could not see my child, I raised hell. I was taken to a Anti-slavery meeting at the home of this head honcho, who was off to Africa with Oprah Winfrey. You can not make this stuff up!

In the next scene, I am sitting with ‘The Sea Wife’ looking at the defunct winery Scientology bought. I had been taken for a tour. The huge winery was being chopped up into Recovery Stalls for addicts and drunks. ‘The Wife’ asks about my famous sister who was allegedly “killed” by a rogue wave. I began to get the Big Picture. Patrice ‘The Stage Mother’ has been making brownie (nose) points by suggesting ‘Rosamond’s Brother’  take part in a special rosy recovery program, modeled after Christine, who died on her first sober birthday.

“We do not honor dead drunks!”

2007-02-05 17:49:00 PST SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said today that he will seek treatment for alcohol abuse.

“Upon reflection with friends and family this weekend, I have come to the conclusion that I will be a better person without alcohol in my life,” Newsom said in a written statement. “I take full responsibility for my personal mistakes and my problems with alcohol are not an excuse for my personal lapses in judgment.”

There would be some major exploitation of the dead which Sydney Morris was all for.  The strange recovery story, written by a ghost writer hired by Stacey Pierrot – who Morris sold everything to – is an abomination! All such stories are written by ‘The Victim’ ‘The Sufferer’, the ones who have conquered their disease. ‘When You Close Your Eyes’ by Tom Snyder was DESIGNED to thwart my recovery biography ‘Bonds With Angels’ that I began two years before my sister drowned.

Snyder would crawl inside my skin and walk about my kindred doing Christine and my twelve step program. He lured my daughter and her mother into his camp in order to apply The Family Seal and make it all official. Tom is not a drunk, and is sane! He owns no degree of any kind. How would Gavin react if a Judge and Executor, ordered a ghost writer to author about his drunken experiences? The proceeds of Snyder’s book – is not going to my two nieces – Rosamond’s Heirs! This Book of Lies reads like the National Inquirer.

I celebrated thirty year of sobriety April 7th. No family member has every congratulated me on remaining sober – against all odds! My family, and their beloved ‘Caretakers’, dare not say in public I was Rosamond’s Mentor, but one. Larry Sidle the father of the adult Heir, Shannon Rosamond. I wrote Morris several letters begging him not to sell ‘The Family Recovery Program’ to outsiders, because WE will need it for generations to come, because, alcoholism in a genetic disease, as is diabetes.

Like my late father, I struggle with diabetes. Five years ago I underwent 45 radiation treatments for Prostate Cancer. Not once did my daughter call me and ask how this was going. I was rendered impotent. There are complications. After a terrible bleeding incident using a catheter, Dr. Brembe came into my life. He is my ‘Companion Animal’.

Here is Doctor Brembe at the catheter station making sure I wash my hands.

I have not conversed with my daughter and grandson in five years, ever since Heather’s aunt (Flip’s lover) took a giant pee in the back seat of the car I rented, and, told a joke that made Tyler laugh. He was sitting next to this drunk who could not hold it in after emptying the big pictures of beer you see in ‘The Ads’ they made and posted on facebook that I insisted they take down, lest Heather’s boss see them – and she gets fired!

I got removed along with the photos. Here was THEIR PROOF, that the only one in the family who has a drinking problem, is me! How dare I slander Team Bill, the race car driver, who never won a race! Bill demands loyalty from his pit-crew. At the Grand Canyon, Bill would not let me drive my rental car claiming he did not want to put his life in the hands of a Mad Man! You got to laugh!

When I suggested to Bill on his facebook, that he talks a good game of ‘Family Values’, but, he has no intention of marrying my daughter – he unfriended me! Respecting your elders – only goes so far!

“Are you sure your father quit drinking? His boxing gloves are cutting my face up like a razor!”

If it were not for me, Heather would be enjoying her first million, as would Stacey. Then, there is the movie they threaten to make from Rosamond’s Alcoholic Tale. ‘Before The Wave’ is yet another attempt to exploit ‘Drunken Christine ‘ in a HBO series!

When I confronted Bill and Heather about the Giant Pee Stain I saw when I returned the rental, they said I was insane! Bill told me I was a ‘parasite’ because I get SSI. Heather agreed. Bill’s father is a Tea Party fanatic, and they both refuse to held Bill’s mother who is confined to a wheelchair due to obesity – a disease that takes the lives of millions!

When I learned Bill was born on my father’s birthday, who was called ‘Bill’ due to his middle name, I was in shock. Heather was born on my mother’s birthday.  Vic and Rosemary, two abusive alcoholics – had risen from ‘The Dead’ – along with the ‘Save Bill’ program I grew up with. Heather knew I would not approve of Bill, and, he had a drinking problem, but, Bill’s ‘Drinking Problem’ was, he could not get enough to drink! Heather had a steady job, and he didn’t. After finding a drinking buddy he get’s to fornicate with, for free, she begins to complain about her credit card bills. A great night on the town with ‘Mad Bill’ could cost as much as a hundred dollars. Who can afford a engagement ring!

This FUNTIME was becoming a problem for Flip&Linda, too, because they were drinking up the legacy Linda’s drunken gold mine left her. When THEY heard about Uncle Vinnie’s legacy, they saw the answer to their prayers. Bill best friends ran a Bar&Grill in Santa Rosa, and when I saw photos of them in their bar, it was clear they were drinking up all the profits. The goal was to get ‘Uncle Vinnie’s Sober Team’ to prop up four drunks in a bar.

It never dawned on them why I own so much recovery. My friend Paul Drake says he took up acting because of me, because of the way I would mess with folks at the bar. When he auditioned for the role of Mick in ‘Sudden Impact’ he said he applied the same foreboding energy I applied – to Clint Eastwood. They were alone in a room.

“I could tell he was scared!” says Mr. Drake.

Take note of the two pitures Linda Comstock has knocked off! Is it time for another HUGE PEE, Linda? In Snyder’s book, Christine and Shannon encounter Clint. Is it possible Flip picked up some of my dormant bad-ass vibes after insulting me in front of my grandson – he too wanting to be seen as a father-figure? Most drunks start off their ‘The Better Me’ program by USING children. Growing up, I was subjected to the latest Bar Psychology going round. While Vic and his men, drank up at Oscars, they got into this Oedipus Rex, ditty. Changing your children into monsters, was much easier than quitting drinking. I would be titled ‘Rosemary’s Baby’.  Vic’s friends laughed.

Linda chose to marry a rich old drunk, rather than a man who could sire a child. She is motherless in vacuous and cruel stage she made. Those pitures used to be mine, when it looked like I would die…………without ever fathering a child. Heather used to be my miracle, my sober reward. I was a real threat! WE were a real threat!

Bill could not conceive a child. How about Flip? If he had children did they get away from him after they got into therapy? Then there is fatherless Uncle Craig, who gets drunk on the phone with my daughter as she tries to heal him – for hours! Heather was raised to be ‘The Daughter of Mother Healer’ who healed her family after her mother jumped off a cliff in order to get away from her drunken and abusive husband. I met Patrice in a bar, and in the morning she asked me to rescue her two sons from her abusive husband.

Is it any wonder Flip wanted to take me outside and beat the shit out of me in front of my daughter and grandson. I am in a ‘Bar Fight’ over a six year old boy. I was ‘The Fly’ in the ointment, the Bad Guy, who would make it all go WRONG FOR THEM. My twenty-five years of sobriety was the monkey wrench in the works. THEY booked me into a casino, where they hoped I would join in on the FUNTIME! At the bar, after hearing Heather get on stage and sing a song, Linda went in for the kill.

“What’s the matter. Aren’t you going to ask your daughter to dance?”

After I threatened to sue the Head Scientologists at the winery, my seventeen year old daughter was disappeared from my life. I was uninvited from her High School graduation. The ‘Stage Mother’ wanted HER daughter to connect with my surviving brother and sister who backed Tom Snyder, who threatened me with attorneys if I did not sign the non-disclosure agreement he sent me in the mail. His evil document, is not an art book. It is a hatchet-job done on a Sister and Brother in AA. The bloody literary tool falls from his hand as he whispers the name of the company who made it………


I could not get anyone to understand, that the reason I reject ‘Their Program’ is – I already have one! When I left Sonoma I took my family to the library and they checked out four books on Co-Dependency, and OUR FAMILY DISEASE! Did they even open them? Is this a unfair question to ask? I think the scales are tipped in my favor!

We have all seen those scenes from Vampire movies, where a human holds up a cross to ward off the advancing fangs of the hypnotic devil. Here, Linda, this Bud is for you!

EXTRA! I just discovered that James Gordon Heisngner died in 2008. With the research I have done on the Brevoort family, we are looking at an amazing Artistic Dynasty, that needs to be preserved, and cast in a true light. I have been considering restarting the Good Templars, and the Nazarite Vow, to take on the Opiate Addition, that is like the plague. Unity can, and must – be achieved! Let us create a creative legacy that will save lives!

I just joined Alcohol Justice that tried to get a bill passed that would tax companies for damage done by pushing alcohol. Mayor Gavin Newsom vetoed this bill that was aimed at PlumpJack Wines. Newsom and Lawrence Chazen are partners in PlumpJack as are several members of the Getty Pelosi family. Chazen tried to get appointed the Special Executor of Christine Rosamond’s Probate, and went up against my niece, Shannon Rosamond, whose lawyer said;

“I am a member in good standing of the State Bar of California and an attorney on record for 50% interest in Shannon Rosamond. In my 16 years as a member of the State Bar California, I have never experienced a more deliberate fraud on any court or more reckless and calculated attempt to fraudulently take control of a probate estate at the exclusion of the lawful heirs and total manipulation of a tester’s intent that the present efforts of Attorney’s Robin Beare, Lawrence J. Chazen and Garth Benton, the descendants former spouse.”

I wrote attorney Sydney Morris a letter beseeching him to not sell our Family Recovery to outsiders who just want to make millions of dollar of my famous sister The Dead Artist, whose funeral fell on her first sober birthday in AA.

“Christine was my sister in AA where we honor living drunks, not dead ones!”

Robert Buck owns the law firm that stepped into to be the Special Executor of Rosamond’s creative legacy after Vicki Presco refused to serve. Robert is connected to the Buck Trust and Institute that is right out of a science fiction novel in regards for searching for the Fountain of Youth.  Robert also owns Del Monte Aviation that flies in professional golfers to play at Pebble Beach. This beats anything Thomas Pynchon could dream up. This is what Heather,  the sixteen year old daughter ‘The Gold Digger’,  was after, Fame, Fortune, and an unending fountain of booze. Heather’s ambition was the be the Most Popular Girl in the World. This is why Linda Comstock told my minor child to un-invite me to her High School graduation. Linda and Flip had major plans for this minor.

I kept telling my daughter; “All’s well, that ends well!” As it turns out the Buck Trust established Alcohol Justice because the Buck family suffered from alcoholism. In Rosamond’s probate are pleas to Morris to respect the family miracle of sobriety, thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Robert B. Buck, President and Principal OwnerBob Buck is the President and principal owner of Del Monte Aviation. Mr. Buck acquired and redeveloped Monterey’s fifty year old Del Monte Aviation in early 1996, using his more than five thousand pilot hours as a guide.Mr. Buck’s development of Del Monte Aviation followed many years of activity in real estate development, agribusiness and oil production. He is a founding partner of the Carmel law firm of Heisinger, Buck and Morris. Mr. Buck is active in charitable endeavors, now serving as Vice Chairman of the Buck Institute in Marin County, California, a medical research facility specializing in the problems of aging.He was the founding president of the Frank and Eva Buck Foundation, which grants college scholarships in Northern California and has been on the Board of the Jeffers Tor House Foundation in Carmel for many years.

Robert B. Buck is the Member of Del Monte Aviation, LLC and inactive roles in five additional companies .

Del Monte Aviation, LLC filed as a Domestic in the State of California filed on Monday, March 27, 2000. This corporation is approximately fifteen years old according to documents filed with California Secretary of State. Del Monte Aviation, LLC also lists CA1AVIATION Flight Charter Mngt as Member.

Robert B. Buck’s additional active roles include:

Robert B. Buck is connected to other officers through these corporate roles. One of the top connections is Michael Couch .

Robert’s past corporate interests include the President of Buck Ranch Company and the Managing Member of Buck Air, LLC Robert has additional archived roles with three other companies including:

Alcoholics Anonymous as a spiritual experience

Only the first of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous mentions alcohol. The other 11 talk about redemption, restoring moral character, and devotion to God (or other higher power).

From that perspective, it makes sense that a new study finds that Alcoholics Anonymous increases spirituality. But it goes further than that: Spirituality may actually play a role in successful recovery from alcoholism, says research in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

The way that Alcoholics Anonymous members share their experiences of suffering is akin to what happens in a military unit or a musical group or a family, where the idea of “we’re all in this together” becomes particularly strong, said Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University.

“Someone will say something profound that everyone can connect with beyond themselves, and it can be very moving,” said Humphreys, who was not involved in the study but also researches the effects of Alcoholics Anonymous. “That is a spiritual process.”

The Reverse Friar TuckPolitical junkies are already familiar with the term “reverse Robin Hood,” wherein fiscal policy seems to take money from the poor and give it to the rich. A bill currently before Congress, S. 236 / H.R. 747, elaborates on that theme with a “reverse Friar Tuck,” wherein those profits go to the richest alcohol companies at the expense of American citizens who have been impacted by drinking.

Alcohol Justice has detailed elsewhere how S. 236 / H.R. 747, aka the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), hides behind the lie of fostering small business growth. In fact, the benefits to small brewers and distillers are nominal. A new AJ report, however, gives dollar estimates of the industry giveaways. Among the most egregious fiscal giveaways:

• At least $321 million of lost revenue.
• $50 million to 7 “craft” brewers that produce over 2 million barrels annually.
• $128 million to distillers producing over 100,000 proof-gallons—250% more than distillers under 100,000 proof-gallons receive.
• $18 million lost in undermining a tax break meant to reward makers of lower ABV wines.
• An extension of credits meant for small wineries to those producing up to 620,000 gallons of wine.

“This dishonest federal measure is being portrayed as an incentive for small craft brewers,” said Bruce Lee Livingston, Executive Director/CEO of Alcohol Justice. “But the real winners are the largest beer and spirits producers in a race to cut their already ridiculously low tax rates.”

As significant as they are, these figures reflect only the giveaways for domestic alcohol production. Further language guts the government’s ability to tax imports. Alcohol Justice has prepared a preliminary report on the financial impact of the CBMTRA, but has only scratched the surface. The organization urges everyone concerned with promoting public health to oppose this bill and stand up for public health.

TAKE ACTION to tell Congress to pick public health over Big Alcohol.

$5 Million Spent in California in 2010

to Defeat Alcohol Mitigation Fees

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 5, 2011) – Industry watchdog Alcohol Justice, formerly Marin Institute, released a new report today that chronicles an obscene outlay of Big Alcohol dollars to California legislators in 2010.

The report, Drunk with Power: Industry Kills Alcohol Mitigation Fees in California 2010, documents more than $5 million dollars spent to influence all levels of government last year. A majority of the alcohol industry spending went toward campaign donations; lobbying state and local lawmakers; and contributions to political action committees in support of state initiative Proposition 26.

“Big Alcohol’s $5 million investment in 2010 was a really bad deal for California,” said Sarah Mart, director of research at Alcohol Justice and report co-author.  “The politicians and the alcohol industry gained, while California youth, communities and government agencies lost big as they struggled to pay for increasing alcohol-related harms with ever-decreasing resources.”

The biggest recipients of alcohol funding included Daryll Steinberg, D-Sacramento ($96,500), Sam Blakeslee, R-San Loius Obispo ($60,600), Alex Padilla, D-Pacoima ($53,645), Michael Villanes, R-Clovis ($47,970), Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles ($47,796), Isadore Hall, D-Los Angeles ($47,672), Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa ($42,177), Bill Emmerson, R-Hemet ($39,200), Felipe Fuentes, D-Los Angeles ($38,200), and Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Chino ($36,867).

The alcohol industry also spent more than $1.3 million to lobby state government on at least 49 proposed bills in 2010. Alcohol lobbyists focused on issues such as alcohol taxes, fee programs, alcohol licenses, and inter-state wine shipping. The greatest single focus of Big Alcohol’s spending last year totaled more than $2 million to pass state initiative Proposition 26, making it virtually impossible to establish any new alcohol mitigation fees.

The top alcohol lobbyist employers in California in 2010 included Diageo ($220,061), Anheuser-Busch InBev ($165,000), MillerCoors ($165,000), Wine Institute ($142,000), Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America ($138,000), California Beer and Beverage Distributors ($96,000), and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States ($87,600).

“Our state government is operating under the influence of Big Alcohol political contributions and lobbying,” stated Bruce Lee Livingston, Executive Director/CEO of Alcohol Justice. “Critical revenue for alcohol-related programs was denied, as alcohol impact fees were ultimately defeated by Prop 26. The industry passed several bills to increase access to alcohol, while policymakers failed to protect public health and safety. This is what happens when government accepts Big Alcohol bucks.”

Drunk with Power also notes that only $10,000 was reported being spent by the industry in San Francisco to defeat Supervisor John Avalos’ Charge for Harm fee, despite their major grassroots campaign that produced a veto by wine distributor Mayor Gavin Newsom after the Board of Supervisors passed the fee. “We question whether there has been full disclosure of lobbying efforts by Platinum Consulting and Barbary Coast at the behest of the alcohol industry, and encourage them to rectify it immediately,” added Livingston.

Alcohol Prevention Programs and Lives at the Tipping Point

Alcohol Prevention Programs and Lives at the Tipping Point

Big Alcohol Profits are Behind the Play to Defeat SF’s Alcohol Cost Recovery Fee

In November 2008, San Francisco voters approved Prop T to provide treatment on demand for residents suffering from alcohol and drug dependency. Despite the firm majority of people who supported Prop T, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Board of Supervisors have been engaged in an annual tug of war to cut and restore funding from public health treatment programs. The Mayor’s cuts and Board’s restorations to substance abuse treatment is like a never ending cycle repeated year after year in a downward spiral exacerbated by our on-going economic crisis and budget deficit.
So wouldn’t it be a no-brainer to support an innovative fee to help the City to recover over 16 million dollars in alcohol treatment and service costs from the alcohol industry?
The Alcohol Cost Recover Fee will charge beer, wine and spirits distributors – mostly out-of-town businesses – who sell products in San Francisco, the equivalent of three to five cents a drink to recover the alcohol-related costs borne by the City, and its taxpayers. The fee was purposely placed as far away as possible from restaurants and bars, in order to minimize administrative burden to the City’s local businesses.
However, “Big Alcohol” producers, multinational firms like Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors and Diageo, have employed the top two lobbyists in the City (Platinum Advisors and Barbary Coast Consulting) to incite local opposition to the fee. Paid lobbyists are fomenting fear among bar and restaurant owners and local merchants organizations. They have posited that the fee would kill jobs and hamstring businesses. Yet the impact of the fee, as measured by the City’s economist, is nominal at best: miniscule job losses with only a one percent decrease in consumption if the fee passes.
Now, the future of this much-needed fee hangs in the balance. It is in the hands of both Mayor Newsom and Supervisor Bevan Dufty, both of whom may not support the fee. While the legislation already has majority support from the Board, a veto from the Mayor would require Dufty’s vote to save the legislation.
Mayor Gavin Newsom is a major owner of a wine distribution business, known best as Plumpjacks. As the executive in charge of signing or vetoing legislation, he cannot be recused. However, we expect that Newsom, who himself has combated alcohol abuse, understands the need for improved access to alcohol treatment would look at the alcohol fee from the point of view of the public good and not his pocketbook.
The companies that haul our garbage pay a tipping fee to the counties where they dump it. Auto drivers pay a gasoline tax. Taxes on cigarettes help pay for hospitals, early childhood services and health prevention. And the Mayor himself has sponsored innovative tobacco clean-up fee in the City. By not recovering costs for the harm that alcohol causes in our communities, we end up subsidizing the corporations who produce, deliver and profit from alcohol while people battle alcoholism.
The Alcohol Cost Recovery Fee will only be used to help recover the costs the City incurs for the treatment of people whose lives are shattered by alcohol. It will recover funds for emergency transport and care, hospitalization and alcohol treatment and prevention services including sobering centers and detox programs. Currently, the millions of dollars in emergency medical transport costs are not paid for by alcohol consumers or sellers, but by San Francisco taxpayers.
The Board of Supervisors last year unanimously passed a resolution, sponsored by Supervisor Bevan Dufty, supporting the proposed Statewide alcohol-mitigation fee.
The Alcohol Cost Recovery Fee Ordinance is supported by Director of Public Health Mitch Katz, the Health Commission, the Democrats, the Greens, the San Francisco Labor Council, Fire Department leaders, the Firefighters union, SEIU, the California Nurses Association, and the San Francisco Medical Society. Many in the LGBT community and most HIV/AIDS agencies are actively advocating for its passage.
So let’s get off the dime, end the subsidy to alcohol corporations, and continue to support the least among us who have fallen prey to alcohol addiction. Alcohol prevention and intervention programs save lives!

Bruce Lee Livingston, MPP, Executive Director, CEO, Marin Institute, Bernal Heights resident
Supervisor John Avalos, Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee


Members of Gavin Newsom’s wine, restaurant, bar, resort and real estate partnerships since 1991:

Kevin & Bronwyn Brunner, John Burton, Casey and Michelle Cadwell, Bob and Barbara Callan, Frank Caufield, Donna Chazen, Lawrence Chazen, Joe & Victoria Cotchett, Michael & Hilary Decesare, Philip DeLimur, Don Dianda, Gretchen Dianda, Edward Everett, Richard Freemon, James Fuller, Stanlee Gatti, Robert Gerry, Andrew Getty, Ann Getty, Anna Getty, Chris Getty, Gordon Getty, Mark Getty, Peter Getty, Ronald Getty, Tara Getty, William “Billy” Getty, Robert Goldberg, Florianne Gordon, Stu Gordon, Gordon Goletto, David Goodman, Arthur Groza, Richard & Martha Guggenhime, Tony and Anthony Guilfoyle, Shelly Guyer, James & Shea Halligan, Bob & Jill Hamer, Erin Howard, Thomas Huntington, Isolep Enterprises (Paul and Nancy Pelosi family personal investment company), Peter Jacobi, Gaye Jenkins, Jeffrey Kanbar, Chad Kawai, David Lamonde, John Larson, Rob Lavoie, Leavitt/Weaver interior designers, Marc Leland, Maryon Davies Lewis, Anne McCutcheon, Chris McCutcheon, Ross McGowan, Rich McNally, Robert & Carole McNeil, Paul Mohun, Robert Mohun, Jeff Morin, Sara Moughan, Terry Moughan, Brian Mueth, Bob Naify, Marshall Naify, John Nees, Barbara Newsom, Brennan Newsom, Catherine & David Newsom, Gavin Newsom, Patrick Newsom,
Tessa Newsom, William Newsom, John O’Hara, Jack Owsley, Pacific Design, Matt Pelosi, Robynne Piggott, James Samuel Powers, Elizabeth Rice, Jeremy Scherer, Paul Scherer, Gary Schnitzer, Steve & Theresa Selover, Steve Siino, Trevor Traina, Chris Vietor, Francesca Vietor, Kenneth Weeman, Nicki West, Justin & Aridne Williams, Kevin Williams, Thomas & Kiyoko Woodhouse

Credible estimates of the prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse suggest that alcohol abuse affects 30% to 40% and drug abuse 10% to 15% of homeless persons. A review of policies that address substance abuse among the homeless finds that interventions alternate between control and rehabilitation. However, the unique needs of a changing homeless population require an integration of alcoholism and drug abuse recovery services with programs for women, adolescents, and the mentally ill. Alcohol- and drug-free housing is essential to support and maintain recovery. Psychology can contribute in the development of effective programs for homeless individuals struggling with addiction and alcoholism.

All Bottled Up

When Gavin Newsom and Billy Getty used to go into a wine shop, like other young guys, they were often directed to the light beer section faster than they could say “Merlot.” Maybe it was the baseball caps and sneakers. Whatever it was, it felt like a snub.

It didn’t matter that both young men come from very prominent California families. Newsom’s dad is the well-respected Judge Bill Newsom, and Getty’s dad is the composer and philanthropist Gordon Getty. The younger Newsom serves as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

In 1992, Newsom and Getty, both in their early 20s, decided that they had had enough of the “ageism” and opened their own wine shop on Filmore Street in San Francisco.

Newsom says, “The primary reason (we started PlumpJack was that) we were sick and tired of the snobbery surrounding the business.”

Getty concurs. He tells me, “Every new 21 year old is greeted with open arms by trillion dollar advertising campaigns for the apathetic consumption of hard alcohol or drinking light beer with the Swedish bikini team. And yet the one form of alcohol consumption that has proven medical attributes is shrouded in this nonsensical snobbery.”

The Company We Keep

Thus, PlumpJack was born. PlumpJack boasts a winery, thriving retail shops, restaurants, and a brand new Web site.

And they’ve stayed true to their focus.

Newsom tells me, “The whole strategy of PlumpJack is inexpensive value wines.”

The bottom line is that PlumpJack is introducing great tasting and affordable wine to a whole new generation. They’ve taken the mystery out of wine and put the enjoyment in.

And the business is thriving. The guys tell me that it takes 500 employees to run the company, a number that is likely to double next year.

From A To Zinfandel
So what do these guys say is a surefire party pleaser this year?

“One of the big booms we’re seeing now is Zinfandel. People realizing that it’s a great alternative to Cabernet and Merlot,” Newsom says. “And there are so many different styles of Zin. You can have Zinfandels that taste like Merlot that are racy and jammy, bright rich fruit. And you have Zins that are more in line with Cabernet where you get more a spice and licorice.”

And what about the ever tricky champagne?

The guys recommend Dampierre Brut. Newsom tells me that this champange is “stunning. Every time we serve people (at one of their five restaurants) they say what the heck is this? It’s got a lot of fruit but a baked bread yeastiness, which is just awesome, especially on the finish.”

“I want some feedback on our movie. I want you to sign a non-disclosure contract. You may not used any information I have shared with you without my permission and for any reason I deem injurious to my preservation and cause as agreed to at our first meeting.”

Alcohol Justice was established in 1987 as one of three major projects funded by the Leonard and Beryl H. Buck Trust at the same time the Marin Community Foundation was formed. The Marin Institute reported in 2006 that “countering the alcohol industry has always been a high priority for the Marin Institute, but we now want to make it the central focus of our efforts. That means we’ll put 100% of our energy into stopping the alcohol industry from harming public health.”[citation needed] In July 2011, the Marin Institute changed it name to Alcohol Justice to better align the organization’s name with the national reach of its network.[2]  

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Southern Springtucky

After beholding the Bohemianism I struggled to bring to Springfield – thriving – I will create the Old Ways of Springfield. Hell’s Half Acre comes to mind. Instead of the title Dixiecrats, I will use my word……..Jesuscrats!

Note the beautiful daughter has got her eye on the New Neighbor. Being Jesuscrats everyone pretends they don’t know what this will lead to, and, what’s on the girls mind. I bet you her scheming gets her what she wants. Women, want what they want. Get in her way, and she will make your life miserable. That’s for sure!

John Presco 007

Regional controversy[edit]

The release of The Southerner in 1945 provoked intense negative reactions in various locations throughout the southern United States. In spite of Sam Tucker’s portrayal as an honest, hard-working, highly devoted family man in the film, some people in the South strongly objected to The Southerner due to what they viewed as the film’s “sordid depiction of life in the southern states.”[7] The film was even banned from being shown in Tennessee by Lloyd T. Binford, who for nearly three decades served as head of the Memphis Board of Censors and whose influence in that position extended to review boards and movie theaters across that state. Outside of Tennessee, Binford by the 1940s had already established a reputation in Hollywood and nationally as “the toughest censor in America”.[20] Disgusted by The Southerner, he condemned the film as a “slur against Southern farmers” and for its characters being portrayed as nothing more than “‘common, lowdown, ignorant white trash‘”.[1][21] The Ku Klux Klan also condemned Renoir’s film and advocated boycotting it at theaters elsewhere in the South.[7][22] Yet, condemnation of The Southerner was by no means universal in the region. The United Daughters of the Confederacy was one of its supporters. The organization endorsed the film and complimented how its lead characters exemplified the South’s best attributes of “‘courage, stout-heartedness and love of our land'”.[23]

The regionalized title of The Southerner contributed to the film’s controversy, a title that was being criticized by reviewers and influential movie promoters well before the film started to reach theaters in August 1945.[24] The film-industry trade magazine Boxoffice, in its issue of May 5, 1945, cautioned theater owners that although The Southerner was an “outstanding picture”, it was hampered by “an inept title” and by “a cast of questionable drawing power.”[24] One of the alternate titles considered for The Southerner by its producers and its distributor United Artists was The Tuckers of Texas.[25][26] If the film had been released under that personalized, more geographically specific title, any objections to it in the South would have likely been far less intense.

Theater promotion for The Southerner in 1945[edit]

In the 1940s the film industry’s weekly trade magazine Boxoffice provided foreign and domestic news of special interest to movie theater operators, as well as advertisements for theater equipment and furnishings. It also provided details about the content, casting, production, and distribution of Hollywood films, along with movie reviews and reports about the public’s response to releases in every region of the United States. Boxoffice issues also had a “Showmandizer Section” that gave “exploitips” to theater owners on how to promote each coming attraction and what publicity tactics they could use locally to draw more ticket-buyers to their venues.[27] With regard to promoting The Southerner in 1945, the magazine furnished a card-sized reference to theater owners that contained the following “Selling Angles” for the film:

Obtain bookstore tieups on George Session[s] Perry’s novel “Hold Autumn in Your Hand,” from which the picture was adapted. Get cooperation of 4H Clubs, the Grange and similar organizations in endorsing and publicizing this film. Window hookups with farm supply stores and feed shops—with live exhibits if possible, such as baby chicks, suckling pigs, etc.—should prove advantageous. Play up angling [fishing] angle: offer ticket prizes for largest fish caught, or biggest whopper [exaggerated fishing story] told.[28]

The recommended “angle” offered by Boxoffice to attract even fishing enthusiasts to The Southerner relates to scenes in the film involving a catfish so large that it has “chin whiskers like lead pencils”. Later in the story, when Sam Tucker actually catches “Lead Pencil”, its huge size proves that Finley’s earlier description or suspected “whopper” about the fish was no exaggeration. Boxoffice also gave theater owners “catchlines” or promotional phrases to use on their marquees and to send to newspapers and local radio stations to publicize The Southerner. In addition to “There Were Two Loves in His [Sam Tucker’s] Life—His Family and His Farm”, one other catchline given by Boxoffice to exploit the fishing angle, though misleading, was “Things Went From Bad to Pieces . . . Until Fisherman’s Luck Changed an Enemy Into a Friend”.[28]

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Armstrong and British Israelism

What would be the mission of James Bond be in the next six months, if he was for real? Our government under Trump and his evangelical advisors, has severed ties with Britain and Canada in favor of Israel. This is due to the Tribulation and Rapture heresy. For the fist time in the foundation of both nations, religion is playing a huge role. Herbert Armstrong went his own way, as instructed by God.

Here is his prophecy aimed at strengthening the bond between Britain and the United States, something Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Sir Ian Easton were firmly behind. So was Ian Fleming. This prophecy moved to downtown Springfield Oregon where I sat in a darkened Nudie Bar, with my New Muse. The spirit of the Ians and James – was with me! These are the dark days of Holy War. You got to know your stuff in order to fight the Bad Guy in this terrain. You can get a free book of Armstrong’s Prophecy. Book burning could be next – after the internet is taken away! Consider the holy war over my book.

John Presco 007

The expanded, full text of Herbert W. Armstrong’s masterwork of Bible prophecy. Out of print for over a decade. Back again—for now, barring a court order to stop us!
From the January 2001 Trumpet Print Edition

Get Yours—While You Can!

Herbert W. Armstrong mailed over 5 million free copies of The United States and Britain in Prophecy, and now we are fighting in court to continue mailing that book.

We can mail the older, 59-page booklet. But if we lose the court case, we can no longer freely give the far better, 196-page book. So if you don’t have a copy of the larger version, please write for your copy while you can.I strongly urge you to do so. It will have a much greater impact on your mind and life than the small booklet.

This is one of the most important books on this Earth! I personally know of many lives that were radically turned for the better because of this book.

It discusses a staggering turn of world events due to erupt in the next few years. It will involve the U.S. and British peoples, Western Europe, the Middle East and other nations.

Why don’t world leaders know about what is coming? Because they have been educated into closing their minds to the real causes behind world events. This world has been falsely educated to ignore causes and deal instead with effects. All of our problems today are a simple matter of cause and effect.

For example, what caused man to be here on Earth? What is man? And why is man? Science, education, politicians and religious leaders can’t tell you.

World leaders also feverishly travel the globe in search of peace. But they continue in the way of war. They don’t know the cause of war or peace!

There are many forces, plans and conspiracies at work that are about to cause our world to explode in violence.

This could all be avoided if we knew and understood that the lost master key has been found. That key opens Bible prophecy—one third of the Bible—to our minds. It reveals who Israel is in this end time. If heeded, worldwide disaster could be averted.

One whole chapter is devoted to that subject.

The Missing Master Key—Found!

“The great world powers of our time have been, and are, the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Germany, France, and other Western European nations. The missing vital key is simply the identity of these great world powers in biblical prophecy! The staggering and cataclysmic world-shaking events soon to erupt upon a shocked, stunned, bewildered world relate directly and specifically to the United States, Britain, Germany, Western Europe, and Russia….

“But the all-important master key has been found!

“That key is knowledge of the astonishing identity of the American and British peoples—as well as the German—in biblical prophecies. This very eye-opening, astounding identity is the strongest proof of the inspiration and authority of the Holy Bible! It is, at the same time, the strongest proof of the very active existence of the living God!” (pp. 2-3).

The stark question of human annihilation keeps the world in fear. There are no solutions in sight. But God says there are solutions!

I don’t live in fear of human annihilation. Why? Because God promises to protect nations or individuals who heed His warning.

The United States and Britain in Prophecy makes all of this very clear. You need this book!

Neither Britain or America were powers until the 19th century. Suddenly they came into power.

What was the cause?

In 1804, London became the financial hub of the world, and from there the British Empire became the greatest empire ever on this Earth!

In 1803, the 13 American states made the Louisiana Purchase. From there, we became the most powerful nation ever on this Earth!

Prior to World War ii America and Britain acquired two thirds of the cultivated resources of this Earth! Never in history had anything like that ever happened! Never did a people spread and grow so quickly.

What was the cause? The United States and Britain in Prophecy makes the answers so wonderfully clear. It is deeply inspiring!

I hope that you will write for your free copy of this 196-page book. You may say it was the wisest decision you ever made!

Rosamond Press

Herbert Armstrong was a believer in British Israelism.

Shortly after I posted this, my neighbor attacked me. Kim Hafner must have read it on my facebook. If there is not historic Jesus, and there was a historic John, then John prepared the way for no one. I have been called a Reluctant Messiah. The truth is, I died, saw God, and He restored my life. I raised Armstrong’s Church from the dead. I am a Messenger of God. Jesus is said to be God by many false evangelical teachers and leaders. How many believe this that were elected to the House and Senate? What became of the John’s prophecy? It is here – this day!

John ‘The Nazarite’

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Meeting The Rose Wing

Yesterday, I met her………My Rose Wing. I pushed away from my computer, and said to myself; “I got to get out of here!”

I got on the EMX and went to downtown Springfield. I wanted to celebrate VOG-Day ‘Victory Over Gossip’. I was proud that I defended myself and wanted to make all of Springfield – MY TOWN! It was a – JAIL BREAK!

The first thing I notice is the new Bicycle store with the greatest fence I ever saw. I got the owner of the building’s number. He is going to clean up the rest of that corner lot, and I want to help. I am going to take pics and make sketches for a proposal.

I then had lunch at the new courtyard. I got three veggie tacos for $5 dollars. I then walked into Tattoo Parlor across the street. I made up a story about why I am going in there. The woman behind the counter was just starting her lunch a bowl of chicken soup she made. I lied to her. I said I hate tattoos but am thinking of getting one. She told me the Artist was out for lunch. I told her I wrote a story called ‘The Rose Wing’. She gave me two books to look at the work of the house artists. We talked about price.

Then I told her about Christine’s art. She went online and we looked at the Rosamond Women that could be tattoos. She agreed, but, told me men are not getting tattoos of beautiful women anymore. I suggested I might have a Rosamond Woman tattoo because I am authoring her biography. We talked about the crime that used to be, and how much the downtown had changed. We talked about some of the bars closing.

“How about the Nudie Bars?”

“A couple have closed but we still got one down here.”

I then headed to the EMX station. I looked up at the Kesey mural, and then saw The Last Nudie Bar’. I thought about going in, then, nixed the idea – till next time. I took two steps and, crossed the street. I passed Ken’s mural which is denuded of women, pulled open the door, parted the black curtain, and, there she was……….The Rose Wing!

She was reclined on a stage about two feet high, so she looked up at me when I passed. We made eye contact. She was doing something sexy with her outstretched leg, but, all my attention fell opon her face.

“My God. She’s beautiful! What is a such a beautiful girl doing in a place like this?”

Flustered about what to do, and where to sit, I sat at the bar – with 30 years of sobriety! My Wing bared her beautiful butt and breasts. The music ended, and I applauded. Coming off the stage, is my New Venus. She takes the stool next to me. My heart is racing. My live-in lover for three years was a stripper in New Orleans. I have not been this close to a woman in a very long time, and moves her face closer. She let’s me take her in.

“Your’re beautiful. I detect Dutch ancestry.”

“You got it! How did you know!”

Ten minutes have passed. I learn she is an artist. I show her a pamphlet asking for entries in the Mayor of Springfield show at the Emerald Arts that has a Simpson mural on it, done by the same folks who did the Kesey mural.

“Have you ever modeled?”

“Yes. Once!”

“Does that work exist? Is it online. Can you show it to me?”

“It exists, but, I can not show it to you. My soul-mate did it, on his arm. He tattooed a portrait of me. I can not show it to you, because the guards shot him in prison. they buried him with my portrait.”

Dear reader: I did not think I would be able to tell you what My Wing told me. I was overcome with chills. I was – shocked. I told Wing where I was twenty minute ago, and what was discussed. Wing told me she knew Her Love since the fourth grade. There were tears. I talked about artistic synchronicity.  I told wing I want to come in and sketch her, just her face. I wanted to fill in her emptiness. She was like an angel with one wing, and will never soar that high again?

“I want to make you and this place part of the Bohemian Scene of Springfield. Did you see the movie ‘The Moulin Rouge?”

“No I haven’t.”

“You look like Marilyn Monroe.”

“I would like to look like Bettie Page.”

I told her I see my first girlfriend, then asked if a tip was appropriate.  I told her I have not had a drink in thirty years. She pointed out she was having a soda, too.

“I understand you are at work, and, this is your profession.”

Then, the woman co-owner approached. She had a gift for The Rose Wing. She was thrilled and happy as she held up a black negligee. I am blown away. I am accepted as a member of the family. I only got insulted when I paid my daughter $900 dollars to be my Trustee. I wanted her to be my muse who would inspired me to complete my books.

It was this morning that I realized Wing looks like Montana Wildhack, but, less chubby. Valerie Perrine was a Las Vegas Showgirl and her mother acted in Earl Carroll Vanities. Valerie has no problem being nude. She played Lennie Bruce’s wife. I know I have met My Next Muse. We will become friends. Then, we will go across the street and I will purchase her a tattoo. It will be of one wing on her shoulder representing the love of her life.

Wing reminds me of Rossetti’s model and muse, Fanny Cornforth. Yesterday, Springfield entered the Bohemian World that I have carved out. I designed the stage! I fought for this stage! I finally got it, why there are no women in Ken’s mural. Women are trouble. Best leave all the trouble – to me!

John Presco 007

Copyright 2018

Praying For Serenity, One Cliche at a Time

Montana Wildhack wears a locket on which is written ye olde adage, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom always to tell the difference” (9.33.21). The same words appear framed on Billy’s optometry office wall in Chapter 3, Section 12.

We find this prayer really striking for a couple o’ reasons:

First, the prayer appears in both Billy’s real life and his Tralfamadorian life, strongly hinting that his Tralfamadorian experiences are made up. (Shocker!) He has taken bits and pieces from things he has seen in his daily life and read in science fiction novels to make up a world he wants to live in.

Second, this prayer expresses something profound that Billy is really looking for. He does want to find a way to accept what he cannot change (the past), the courage to change what he can (his current reality), and the wisdom to tell the difference. In a sense, Tralfamadore is all about granting this prayer: the Tralfamadorian belief in unchanging time means nothing can be changed, so there’s Billy’s serenity right there.

And Billy’s abduction gives him perspective on his reality, which allows him to find the courage to tell the world about his new philosophy—to try to change humanity’s sorrow and pain over death. It’s pretty brave to try to change the world.

Note that even though this is a prayer, it’s the Tralfamadorians that grant Billy this new serenity and courage, not God. In this novel, God is strongly associated with the pain of death. Billy’s mother’s crucifix focuses on the agony of the crucifixion, and Kilgore Trout’s two novels about Christ both emphasize his death and its purpose. Billy has seen enough pain and suffering among the innocent in his own life; he doesn’t need Christianity to give him new examples.

Instead of turning to the suffering Christ, Billy looks to space aliens for relief from his misery.

Perrine began her career as a Las Vegas showgirl. She played soft-core pornography actress Montana Wildhack in Kurt Vonnegut‘s Slaughterhouse-Five (1972). Perrine was photographed for a pictorial layout in the May 1972 issue of Playboy, later appearing on the cover in August 1981. She then became the first actress to purposely display herself nude on American television by completely baring her breasts during the May 4, 1973, PBS broadcast of Bruce Jay Friedman‘s Steambath on Hollywood Television Theater. (She was seen taking a shower from the side totally undressed.) Only a few PBS stations nationwide carried the program. Later in 1973, she appeared in the episode “When the Girls Came Out to Play” of the romantic anthology television series Love Story (1973).

In 1975, Perrine was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress (Drama) and won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as comedian Lenny Bruce‘s wife, stripper Honey Bruce, in Bob Fosse‘s Lenny (1974).

The Rose Wing

The work of Disney Artist, Eyvind Earle, hung in the Rosamond Gallery in Carmel. Eyvind illustrated ‘Sleeping Beauty’.

It is time to promote my muse and the television series she will star in, called

‘The Rose Wing’.

It’s about a Dutch Artist and Model, who moves to Carmel California and opens a gallery and fashion boutique. Right away, Arion Roozmonde is puzzled by the looks her first visitors give her. They wander about, like ghosts.

“Are, you related to Christine? Who gave you permission to paint like her. My God, look at these clothes!”

“Who are you talking about?”


“I am Roozemond!”

I am going to contact Clint Eastwood and see if he will produce  ‘The Rose Wing’ and ‘Victoria Bond’. I see Lara living in Carmel – by the sea!

In 1974 Christine offered to teach me her style so I could be rich and famous, too. There was a mystery artist doing imitation Rosamonds. I can do Arion Roozemond’s paintings that will hang in the set-gallery, that will be famous. Tourists would come watch the shoot. They will want a Roozemond, who signs her work by her first name………..


I want a studio above the gallery. I want Euro Models to fly in. I will pick them up in Greyhaven.  They will be chaperoned by French female foil masters. When someone wants a Arion, they ring a buzzer, and I send one down the dumbwaiter. In fact, I just wrote myself into the series.

I will be Orson Welles, like, running about the courtyard in my fancy bathrobe – guarded by my babes, who ask;

“When are your going to get around to painting us? You’re such a bull-shitter!”

Sondra Locke played Jennifer Spencer, an artist who lives in a house by the sea, in Sudden Impact. I would like Sondra to play an artist who owned a gallery next to Rosamond’s gallery. She fills Arion in, bit, by bit, with very cryptic and surreal language.

The Rose Wing is about the formation of a Guild, that never declares itself such. But, there is a mutual bond that they try to define so that their lives can be real. They agree they are Master Illusionists, who like to get a pay day, but, hey struggle with commercialization, and the idea they had sold their soul to the devil to get where they are. What had become of their spiritual nature they swore they would never allow to be compromised?

There is an antique upright in Roozemond’s gallery. It came with the lease. Though it was slightly out of tune, it brings Arion much solace – and she did not care to analyze, why? When Arion plays, her music floats through the artistic community, like a ghost. There are dark men in the art world. They come here to hide. Arion’s tune, always finds them.

One evening, while Arion was on a ladder hanging some track lighting, she felt a presence watching her. Looking down, she beheld a dapper gentleman with a white beard.

“I am wondering why your gallery has no name, no marquee.”

“That’s because I have not come up with one!”

“May I make a suggestion?”

“Be my guest!”

“How about…………The Rose Wing?”

Arion felt a tingling come up her legs and resonate at the top of her head!”


Arion looked down, and he was gone.


Arion Roozemond worked late into the night accompanied by her large Franz Schubert collection that was the cause of her break-up with her husband, who tolerated Franz.

“He’s sooooooooooo tedious! He never gets to the point. Why the Gestapo adored him, is beyond me. Schubert was too civilized. Where’s the bravado?”

Arion felt her ears glowing the color of steel just taken out of the forge.

“Speaking of getting to the point. Where’s the baby you promised me. Have you ever gotten a woman pregnant?”

Arion left her husband’s dinner plate the way he left it – for a week! She could not believe he stormed out of the house – without a word! Looking at the mold grow on the Bush’s baked beans he loved so dearly, and, the deflated kernels on the con of cob his teeth tore into, Arion had enough! She rose up, grabbed the plate, stomped on the peddle of the garbage can, and let him go!

“Fuck you – too!”

Finally, her master[piece was………


She rendered her Rose Wing on a metal sign that was made to hang on the ornate wrought iron arm that was bolted into the red brick next to the carriage light. She began with one rose then smaller roses grew from those red roses, that tapered down to become wings. She thought about putting words on her marquee, but, it spoke for itself!

“Tattoo! I’ve always wanted a tattoo! The Question is, where to put it?”

Then, another question came to her, that ruined her……Victory? It formed at the core of her being, her very soul. It almost reached her lips, but – she grabbed the ladder and rushed outside.

“I have to stop talking to myself.”

Knowing she was too wound up to go to sleep, Arion put on ‘Rosamunde Air’ and did her Tai Chi……..till the first light, appear.

She did not know she was being watched. When she went outside to breath in the morning air, she suppressed a scream when a white owl flew down from the tree, picked up a mouse in it beak, and flew back into the tree.

Is this a good omen, or bad? Arion did not move her lips, because she thought she saw movement in the shadow.


Jon Presco

Copyright 2018


Gestapo Owned Viennese Art

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Wilhelm August Rieder (black arrow) among other friends of Franz Schubert at the “Schubertiade”. Drawn by Moritz von Schwind from memory (1868).

I discovered this morning that Dr. Dr. Susanne Konirsch-Granitsch owned a painting of Franz Schubert rendered by his friend Wilhelm August Rieder.  Susanne’s mother is in ‘The Last Audience of the Habsburgs’. I suspect Susanne came to own this painting. Here is an amazing document that catalogues the efforts of the City of Vienna, itself, to return lost art and artifacts to Jewish citizens of this Capitol of European Culture, who had to flee for their lives, leaving works of art behind. The Gestapo owned Susanne’s painting of a famous Composer seen in the images above. From now on I will be contacting my Congressman and Senator to make sure there is a full investigation of how the Schnitzer Museum came to own a work of art that may have been left behind in Vienna when Empress Zita fled from Hitler.

“The Gestapo put the painting in March 1939 when brother of Dr. Susanne Konirsch-Granitsch, RA Dr. Franz Hiller, safe and handed it to the Kunsthistorisches Museum for safekeeping in a vault”

Stefan and I had a long talk two weeks ago. His father was NOT a member of the Nazi Party. The Eins family was given a house in Gretsen that once belonged to Jews. His father went into Russian to conquer the Russians. A bullet passed between his heart and lung.  When he came home at the end of World War Two, he took his infant son by his head, and hung him over a balcony, threatening to drop him. After hearing this two months ago, I pondered what was going through Mr. Ein’s mind. I conclude he was very disappointed Hitler lost the war, and, the Super Race Dream that his child represented. This boy became a living reminder, a symbol of utter failure. All hope is gone. The child must die with Hitler. Jews were murdered in Gretsen where Stefan has a permanent exhibit.österreichische-galerie.html

This child grew up to be a gifted artist who offered to help me restore the Last Audience to the Viennese People who are feeling very threatened right now due to Trump saying NATO is obsolete, and Germany can not be trusted. U.S. tanks are massing on the Russian border as I type.  Stefan is a great promoter of Democracy. As a profound coincidence, I found a news article that says Susanne gave a speech titled “Is a Federated States of Europe Possible?” This question was put forth in September of 1940.

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