Wednesday, July 22, 2009

CRASH 2009 TV Series 2


The casting call for Crash
  • (with Dennis Hopper) was held at the Hilton Hotel on University NE. I got word from Frieda, the Saturday cashier at Albuquerque Antique Connection Mall
  • on Central. The movie crews are always on the lookout there for props and wardrobe. I ran down to the Hilton Hotel and found out the 'call' for the 2009 season 2 is on Saturday morning. Click up on the title of this post to see what Crash is all about.

    I woke up early, arrived at 7:00 am. First in line is good. Shortly afterward, I met 2nd in line, Henry Calderon, we talked about various things until Robert Baxter's casting crew arrived. Robert is looking sharp and professional. I commented how he cleaned up after his role riding his Harley in Wild Hogs

  • I worked background in the town and Carnival Fiesta scenes at Madrid NM. He was not only our assistant casting director there, but also worked in all of the Del Fuego's (great pics)
  • scenes including the fight at Maggie's Cafe. Black bearded Robert is seen at lower right, last pic in previous link. Now he is the casting director at his own agency. Good move Robert, glad to see you doing well Brother.

    After filling out our spec sheets and getting a couple of digi pic head shots, Henry and I parted company. Henry called, concerned about getting dropped after turning down background offer Friday. His real job is 30 hours Friday through Sunday, Direct TV sales Costco, I-25-Montgomery. Relayed concerns to Robert, assured Henry still in data base.

    10 July 2009:
    Robert Baxter LionsGate
  • Starz
  • Crash series 2 Casting, called me a couple of times on Friday for a couple of roles needed in the production of TV series 'Crash 2 2009'. One tentatively scheduled background, is a homeless person (Tuesday).

    I went to the local thrift stores and found my $13.86 'wardrobe'.
    Sufficiently and slightly worn, size 34x34 Levi button fly 501's, large hooded grey sweat shirt, nicely burnished Ariat ATS Terrain hiking boots
  • and fingerless leather palm gloves. Also brought my old NATO issue camoflage pants and 'Boonie hat' with US flag, both of which they chose for my scenes.

    I also was ordered on short notice to Santa Fe on friday afternoon by Robert Baxter.
    Base camp 75 miles (120km) north of Albuquerque, was at exit 171 just North of the world famous Santa Fe Opera North of Santa Fe.
    They ok'd me as a 'hand double' after Robert Baxter, CRASH casting director, met me at his bank for a few fast digi pics of my hands and flashed them on to the CRASH filming director in Santa Fe.

    Seems they are to be used in place of Dennis Hopper's
  • (Ben Cendars) hands in this 2009 TV series 2, CRASH.
    I last worked with Dennis Hopper in Swing Vote

  • (Years ago, he was Peter Fonda's 'Wyatt', sidekick 'Billy' in Easy Rider (1969)
  • Rumors of a sequel?

  • I have no idea why Dennis Hopper doesn't use his own hands?
    I hope 'His hands' don't have to do something nasty... like .....?

    My wife was saying don't use 'His hands' to Feel the girls :>)
    (there are some really high heeled, gorgeous girls in this one)
    They put me to wait in my own little air conditioned 6x8 wardrobe room in the 'actors' trailer basecamp units, across the walk path from film star Ross McCall's
  • unit where he keeps his frisky, multi-colored boxer dog.

    My door sign said, "Ben's Hand Double". I waited around and took a nap on 'Ben's Hands' bunk. Finally I got bored and sat outside on the steps watching Ross Mcall play with his dog. I also watched the ornately 'wardrobed' background girls and starlets, until late afternoon when we were transported to the Film Set.
    This, night Party 'shoot', was scheduled to last until dawn, when the ambient light overwhelms the big 'night lensed' cameras.

    This 'CRASH episode' was shot at a very upscale home of Santa Fe style, in the foothills off Bishops Lodge Rd near Big Tesuque. This house looks strikingly similar to the Tesuque home listed in the 2008 Christie's issue three, pg 118. Big place on a scenic hillside overlook with 'different' rambling architecture, and a big strange stainless steel sculpture along side the driveway. Not being an artist, many things look 'special' to me.
    The horse stable was bigger than most average homes. The beautifully furnished and decorated tack room (saddles and bridles) was nicer than most New Mexico homes.
    Reminded me of working in the TV series 'Wildfire' these last years.
    Robert Baxter was assistant casting director in Wildfire also.

    Met several 'background' working as armed security or elite guests. No familiar faces from the last few years in the business. Maybe the Santa Fe location attracts other people? Maybe they all found 'real' jobs. Hard to say exactly.

    On this night we were doing episode three of CRASH for this fall, 2009.
    "An exclusive, expensive party, catered by world famous caterers and a famous band to keep the wealthy and influential guests dancing".

    My portion of 'the Shoot' was rained out by an intense thunderstorm and they sent me home after 6 hours. Shuttle back to base camp in van, empty except for a couple of young crew.
    According to 'Michael' my PA (production assistant) I am 'on call' for next week. Such is life in the 'Background'.

    13 July 2009:
    Received call from 'Dart' at the casting company for Lion's Gate Production. He gave me phone numbers to call if questions or if not able to attend this call. Drivers license and social security copies are necessary to work.
    Tuesday will be busy and a long day. He gave me the number for the 'hotline'. Called it after 9 pm as ordered. Will have to call again one hour before 'call time'.
    Call time for many, is 9 to 10 morning. I will be part of the 20 homeless due on set 4 pm at the Baptist Church. That church, with help from other Baptist Churches, feeds thousands of homeless every year. If used as a 'set' I hope they portray it in a good way.

    That late hour usually means a twelve hour shift... minimum.
    The three homeless wardrobe sets will be tough. Absolutely NO logo's such as Vikings or ??? NO red, white, or black. I only bought one basic outfit at the thrift store. I will have to mix it with other clothes used for hiking, camping. Oh well, homeless, hiking, camping, all the same thing right?

    14 July 2009:
    Dart called this morning, call time moved to 5 pm. Still to call one hour before.
    Left home at 4 pm, arrived at Church parking lot early. That is the reason for meeting at the big church. Signed in at 'base camp holding', meeting a few old aquaintances from other film work over the years. Tom and Nathan Gleason are always actively seeking film work together. They are twins and over 6 feet tall so they stand out in the crowd. Later we were ordered to wardrobe for a check of 'character'.

    I as well as others, required a slight change of tops or bottoms and we all needed lots of 'dirt' applied to our clothing by Joy, our wardrobe assistant. Old English furniture polish and dust powder of various shades looks like dirt. This group of 20 homeless, looks amazingly like they are really low life bottom feeders. Good job casting and wardrobe. The Gang Bangers looked like, and probably were, real 'homies' from the surrounding barrios. Many tatoos and piercings... all real. Peer pressured, Self mutilation is evident in these times. Wonder what that signifies? Non-conformity, yet total conformity?

    Van ride to 'set holding' in a big office building backed up to Santa Fe rails. Called to street that had been littered with junk cars (one light blue, big old 70's, T-Bird in original condition) a real junker large car Pontiac, same vintage and littered bags of trash, broken glass. Several camera shoots later, after walking the set through various scenes and camera changes, we retreated into the back alley scene. many 'continuity' pics were taken by wardrobe. The New Mexico 'Rail Runner' heavy rail commuter from Santa Fe to Belen, passed by a couple of times along with a couple of Santa Fe freight trains. This set is a former warehouse loading dock on an old rail siding (gone now).

    Several hours more with Eric Roberts the star (Seth)
  • along with Linda Park (Maggie) and Ross McCall (Kenny Bataglia) involved, did and re-did the scene where billionaire Eric Roberts (Seth) shares revelation about his dream to change things. Kenny stands by. We, the dirty homeless, were situated around the extremely smoky (machine made, glycerin/water vapor) alley near burning barrels (propane), in several settings, watching him (wealthy man) with interest.

    After many camera angle moves, Sky crane 2k lights, and several more shoots in the dirtied, trash filled alley with burning (propane) barrels and lots of erie 'smoke machine', we all returned to 'set holding' and ate pizza. low budget films feed pizza to the background actors. The last scenes were done with me comfortably laying on a pile of trash bags, partly covered with a rug by assistant director. Head and 'boonie' hat with US flag on front, sticking out, straight in line background, as Maggie (Linda Park)
  • leaps out of the silver Mercedez convertible and runs to Seth (Eric Roberts). Heather Mazur
  • another star as Amy Bataglia, worked CSI NY, series 3 and 4 as 'Natalie Greer'.

    I dozed while on those comfortable trash bags, during this repeated sequence and awoke when the director shouted "that's it, end of shoot, thank all of you". We were vanned back to base camp, turned in dirtied wardrobe, had time posted on our vouchers and received instructions to call tomorrow at 10 am for further call times. Michael, our casting PA, said my 'Bens Hand Double' role will be on hold until later in season. Arrived home after 1 am.

    Casting called twice wednesday, once early, to set time for 'walking person in the street' clean clothes. One more call came back to say that scene canceled for Thursday. Will be called back another day, 'standby on call'.

    22 July 2009:
    Smacked the back of one of 'Bens hands'. It is now slightly bruised. Oh well, make-up will fix it, or it will probably not be used for a time. Hopefully it heals fast. No word on any more background work for this Geezer. Enjoying the rainy season. Lots of flooded arroyos and streets this time of year we call the 'Monsoon Season'.
    Fast moving rainstorms cross the city and mountains, bringing welcome rain to our area. Our yearly average is only about 8 inches for the entire area. Spent the last 3 days getting incompatible version 8 MSN Explorer off and version 7 re-installed. Those online help people in India sure are smart, They graduated 23,000 with degrees in just this last class. Version 8 is sure 'clingy'. Had to seriously 'block' it.
    Serious problems with computer, Wife had to completely clean and reprogram. It is back to a basic box now. Fast though :>)

    23 July 2009:
    Robert Baxter called this morning. Report to Lionsgate Studio west of Bernalillo at 2 pm. Ben's Hand Double is required. The bruise was going away because of the immediate application of ice. I arrived at Robert's office in the studio, and was introduced to another Robert who measured my right ring finger. Micheal the PA, took me to meet Jenna, in wardrobe. After consideration and discussion with Director and Camera man, no wardrobe involved. The Model Shop 'Set' is well 'propped'. The large red single rotary engined model plane hanging from the ceiling is an eye catcher.

    Joe the Assistant 'Props' Master, set me up with a simple gold band on the right hand. After waiting around for about three hours, the 'Insert' film session was set up in a small room just 'off set'. An assistant director handed me a remote controller to memorize it's button locations. With the support of the mirrored table and a piece of foam, I held the remote controller at the perfect angle. Then with my right thumb, flicked it from 'angle' to 'view' to 'stop' to 'pause' to 'rewind' to 'play' many times repeatedly in different dwell time formats. This scene has 'Ben' checking a video survelance monitor watching a building. Men on the video are moving about suspiciously outside.

    The big German made ARRI 416 Camera
  • was 'Dioptered' several times to get the 16 inch close-up ability to read the small print on the remote. This is a really tight close-up with 'action', while they read the commands to me. Within about a half hour we were finished.

    I watched while Joe 'Props' repaired a couple of small dark green 68 Mustang 'Bullit' (Steve McQueen) model cars that were to be destroyed later by a baseball bat swung by ...... Said they would have spent days building models if a different one was used each 'take'. Joe said he built hundreds as a kid. Loved the hobby, remarked that it's rare to find kids interested these days.

    Michael the PA (production assistant) from my other days on set, eventually came by after being trapped behind the 'live set' and signed my voucher for 4.5 hours. He told me to enjoy the buffet line before leaving. Mario's Catering did an excellent job with the food. Returned home 25 miles (40km) after being told to STANDBY On Call. I will add to this post as 'calls' are received and spare time allows.

    28 July 2009, Note to locals;
    A large background 'call' for locals to work for a two days film shoot of 'Paul' in the downtown Albuquerque Convention Center 'set', is standing for the middle of August. They will donate $50 a day to the charity of your choice in lieu of your daily pay. Two day's will be required, 12 hours per day. If you feel charitable, call 505-982-9681 for details and acceptance. Primarily College age are preferred in this scene. Parking and meals are free.

    08 August 2009:
    One of our son's and his little Family left for the long drive return to Wisconsin today. Fun to see them as often as possible. Enjoy watching the little ones grow a little each rare visit we are able to arrange. We all drove up behind the mountain to Madrid. Sat at the big round table, one of many in the Mineshaft Tavern, where the WILD HOGS and the DEL FUEGOS drank Beer. We ate Nachos, had a beer, they have Shiner Draft.. smooth Texas beer. Drove to the top of the Sandia Mountain Crest and looked over the fantastic panorama a mile below. After spending some quality time in the area, They returned safely across the thousand plus miles, to their own lives, after only a short few days in the wilds of New Mexico.

    11 August 2009 Tuesday:
    Robert Baxter, casting Director for Lionsgate CRASH, just called. My role as Hand Double for 'Ben' (Dennis Hopper) is requested today. Details forthcoming....
    Bob called back this afternoon, 'Insert' shoot, postponed until tomorrow, Wednesday.

    11 August:
    I am Back to a few days of doing 'trip prep' oil changes on wifes car, Jeep and MotorHome. Generator uses a $13 'Onan Specific' oil filter...Hmmm, cross referenced to WIX, NAPA filter had the better red silicone valve.
    Standing by, for casting call:

    12 August 2009:
    'Dart' from Lionsgate called, Call time 3:00 PM at Bernallilo Studio, for 'Ben's Hand Double. Arrived shortly before 3:00 PM. reported to Robert, we looked at calendar. Five more weeks in this production running double shifts. Turned over to sign in at 'Holding'. Found out that today I will work with Peggy Lipton's
  • Hand Double. What a welcome treat.

    Krista is an astoundingly beautiful, blue eyed young woman from Arizona. Tanned of course and NO body self mutilation. We both were given 'wardrobe' by Joy, to prep for the scene. Krista wore a silver, woven patterned ring she bought in Oro Valley Arizona, at Marshall's Jeweler's, at the time of her divorce three years ago.

    Her knuckles had expanded and 'Props' had to cut it off with wire cutters. Krista could not watch, and covered her face with her other hand. Our wait time was passed reading and snacking on crackers. Krista ate almost an entire bag of M&M's before realizing what she was doing, and trying to give the candy to the other girls.

    The 'holding' area was filled with the 'Club' Scenes background. Many very young attractive ladies and well dressed, mixed, wealthy dark suited men of various ages and a few pony tails. The young ladies were gorgeous, some were extremely tall and wearing high heels as well. All were well proportioned. Their wardrobe changed for the 'Club 27' scene, while Krista and I waited for our 'insert' shoot, as Hand Doubles.

    Michael returned after our couple hours wait, to get us for the back stage 'shoot'. The tall table was set up with lots of photographs. Krista wore a two piece, white with gray 'top'. I wore a dark stripped shirt and black dress jacket, one gold band on the right ring finger and a TIMEX watch.

    Krista was fitted with two rings and other accouterments. We sat on two boxes, ...very close... :>) She is beautiful. We held up the pictures at the perfect angle and distance, so the ARRI camera could capture the image. Krista picked up and handed the pictures to me as we watched the laptop, following Dennis Hopper's and Peggy Lipton's hand movements.

    We repeated this scene several times at the Directors verbal prompts. Each move was done to a count, relative to the scenes timing. Eventually enough footage was captured to make a workable scene. The primary Director said thank you and we were released for the day. Hand over the 'props' to Joe.

    Michael explained the scene thusly: "Ben goes over to the woman's home to discuss pictures and memories, and also discuss 'Euthanasia' of the elderly family member". Yup, it's coming folks. Hollywood will often now portray it as acceptable. Casting signed us out at 6:30 PM, and we were free to leave 3.5 hours after Call Time.

    Not a lot of money in this one. One hour total drive time for three and a half hours 'on set'. $140 for 12 hrs is scale for this role, but New Mexico does not hold accepted union rules over the production companies. That is one reason Hollywood comes here to film. Of course the main reasons are the subsidized studios, available funding and tax exemptions.
    Last word we received was "STAND BY" for next 'Call'.

    14 August 2009;
    Just received an availability call from Heather with LIONSGATE Casting. She and I spoke 19 August, she said 'a Church scene' as a church supporter, so I shaved off the stubble, wife's happier, left the mustache and smaller Dennis Hopper beard, in case of 'Hand Double call'. Call time still unknown for Friday.
    Heather will call again on 20 August 2009 to set up a 'Call Time' for the 21st, Friday.
    Stand By;

    21 August 2009:
    Confirmed 'call time' with 'hotline' after 6am. 9:48 call time is 'a go'. Put together 4 wardrobe changes as ordered. NO reds, whites, blacks, nice 'Sunday type' clothes. Showered and dressed in gray suit pants, carrying jackets and three other changes and shoes in wardrobe bags. Arrived at 'Extras Parking' on Claremore at 9:30am. Van ride to 'set' at the old church my family attended when younger.

    On set 'holding' was still set up for catered breakfast. An excellent omelet, best I ever had, was professionally prepared after I picked out a bowl of ingredients and handed them to the Chef. I enjoyed it after signing in with Robert Baxter's casting crew, Rufus and Michael our trusty PA (production assistant) along with Brian. Brian confidently told all 66 of us, that there is a 200% chance we will 'see ourselves' somewhere in this scene. :>)

    Tom, an old friend from many other film productions, along with a few other familiar faces greeted me. 66 'background' in attendance total, gathered in the 'fellowship hall' of the church on Wyoming blvd. After finishing the omelet and following our leader to wardrobe, my attire was certified and a 'four change' schedule was approved by Alison and Joy.

    A wait for call to set, allowed leisure time to finish breakfast. The line-up for arrangement according to sex and color variation, then single file into the main auditorium followed, cell phones OFF. The cost for a session like this, is about $15,000 per hour, so no blunders are allowed. I noticed my first placement immediately, as the same exact area where my 'then young' family sat many long years ago as my young wife sang in the choir.

    Our total of sixty six background, were moved around the various pews about 17 times, to present the appearance of a filled auditorium. Joe 'props' handed out the bibles. Using a random birth date selection by the background, the word 'Amen' was Que'd into the 'Noah, he Walked with God' dialog by Patrick Fabian.

    The following 'False Prophets' verse, from what I gathered, was starting to present a negative depiction of a Mr. Blanchard, which NO RESPECTABLE CHURCH LEADER WOULD EVER DO. But..HEY this IS Hollywood and today ANY perception is accepted as fact by the gullible viewing public, no matter how in error it is, in reality.

    Patrick Fabian
  • is a good actor and voice artist and looks directly in to the camera as he gives his flawless dissertation. We did the main body of this segment with him, several times over the next hour, changing positions and camera angles, before changing wardrobe.

    The next several hours were repeats using a 'count of ten' system to duplicate the random 'Amen' and the nod after Patrick say's "Let's Pray". Several wardrobe changes and many moves to various pews, using the over size Green Screen
  • numerous times, until we had filled every seat on the main floor as well as the Balcony. Over 1000 congregation were represented in this manor.

    NEVER believe any camera depiction you see on the news or anywhere. Anything can be 'Virtually' manipulated to represent anything the camera director desires to present. Remember the computer enhanced, Virtual Coliseum scene in Gladiator
  • with Russell Crowe

  • 01 September 2009:
    Call from Robert Baxter, "Are you available for Ben's Han double? Yes, when "Tomorrow 7 am". Dart confirmed the call time later that evening. Did not tell them I shaved off my 'Dennis Hopper' beard and mustache. These are 'tight' camera shots so no problem..I hope.

    02 September 2009:
    Drove to Bernalillo after waking at 5 am for 20 mile drive, arrived at 6:30 am just in time to have catering prepare another great omelete with my hand picked ingredients. Michael signed me in at 7 am and Jena in wardrobe (Joy was there as well) supplied me with a pair of dress pants, black shirt and black jacket. Michael took me to set and the table was already prepared with a lighted cigar, ash tray, and a Brandy. 'Props' placed the Timex watch on my wrist as before. Jena handed me the shirt and jacket to wear. I sat on my crate.

    A couple of camera adjustments and one serious table move later, I was set down on my wooden crate once again, to hold the one picture at the perfect angle like Dennis Hopper held it. Looking at his own hands, I see how rough they appear. His nails are not at all smooth and his hand skin is pretty mottled and bumpy. Sorry to say, but I see why he requires a Hand Double.

    The actual 'insert' took only about a minute or more to shoot. The director held my shoulders and moved me around to get the 'action' required during the few minutes of holding the picture still. They wanted the 'shoot' to be over with in ten minutes. I was actually finished and signed out within about 50 minutes total. That was a 'first'. Usually a long wait is in order for these 'inserts'.

    Pretty Jena, whom I recognized from Comanche Moon in 2006 (she worked Catering at that time), quickly retrieved the black shirt and jacket before I got them dirty and sweatty. 'Props' retrieved the Timex watch with the leather band. No ring this time?
    Michael signed me out for one hour today. I hope I get paid more than $9 for the time overall, including drive from home to studio and back. Surely a Hand Double gets compensated better? sometimes yes, sometimes no, depending on mood of the accounting office?
    Oh well, the fuel was $2.39 at the Sandia Casino gas station on the Res. That was good for a fill up cheap, as I passed by.

    As before, 'Stand By' for any further calls. Not many weeks left in Crash TV 2..

    Oh well, that's 'Background' life, in this Free 'One Nation Under God, The United States of America'
  • Friday, July 10, 2009

    Gary Gabaldon, Luke Sanchez, New Mexico

    New Mexico is no different than the rest of the USA. The Albuquerque Journal and the local TV Media is on it's perpetual agenda driven Anti-Gun rage. Of course all Main Stream Media is Anti-Gun, Anti-Second Amendment, and tries to hide it behind their 'creative journalism'. Now if the Media were as diligent at fighting the legal system that brought us our millions of 'Multiple Repeat' Offenders, the people that are the cause of this problem, we would have little need for our guns, other than to protect our rights...

    Gary Gabaldon's, family authorised picture, in his perfect 'correctional system' uniform, wearing his tie and well groomed hair, adorns the front page of the Albuquerque Journal almost daily. He is being praised in the main stream media as a wonderful young man and a fine upstanding member of the community.

    His family is interviewed and their remorse is shown openly. With all of this Media attention, a casual reader or TV News watcher would guess he was somehow murdered in Iraq or by a deranged individual? Such a great loss to the community, appears evident... on the surface, and by what sinister means did they report he met his demise? A GUN of course. Also insinuated by the biased media, cut down in the prime of his (repeat offender) life by a 'Gunman'... A vigilante Gunman no less

  • Now the media's opposite portrayal of respected rancher, former Marine MP Luke Sanchez. A far different picture emerges on the first glance. A disheveld looking man with his hair a mess, is portrayed as would a drug crazed transient. His booking mug shot is obviously used by the gleeful Media. No nice photo, authorised by his family, no comb or any attempt to improve his beaten appearance. Quite the contrary, in the media photo he looks like a beaten up, 'presumed guilty' criminal. The media uses this portrayal method every time to spin their agenda. This media series is a perfect example of their conception of 'The Fairness Doctrine', and how it is manipulated in presenting the 'News'.

    Luke Sanchez is a former Marine MP. Why did the media not use HIS uniform photo like they did for Gary? It would have been only fair. Luke Sanchez is a rare man that does NOT turn away from trouble. Contrary he heads toward the trouble as would a U.S. Marine. On that evening, Luke Sanchez was driving by a propane distributers office when he saw two men involved in a break-in and robbery.

    Luke Sanchez maneuvered his car closer to get a license number from their vehicle while calling 911. He described the vehicle and noted to the dispatcher that the vehicle had no license plate. Almost immediately after, while warning the attacker away, his drivers window was battered in as he was on his cellphone to 911
  • and something started hitting at his face. Gary Gabaldon was intent on leaving no witness to his crime. Luke Sanchez pulled his 380 Colt firearm and shot Gary Gabaldon. The Politically ambitious Assistant DA in New Mexico which is lacking a common sense Castle Doctrine
  • like over 22 other states (2009), is now filing Murder charges against Luke Sanchez. The story here

  • The other robbery 'suspect', Gary Gabaldon's nephew, Rudy Sisneros, fled the scene. After hanging out at his mothers home for some days, he finally turned himself in. Now wasn't that nice? He waited to see what the public portrayal of the crime would look like. As soon as he saw the 'News Spin' against Luke Sanchez, he figured it wasn't going badly at all.... for he and his now demised criminal, repeat offender uncle. The USA's Politically Correct legal system has infested the nation with millions of Repeat Offenders, the main reason for it's overwhelming violence and crime.

    The fact that his uncle, Gary Gabaldon, had formerly been a Corrections Officer, seemed to make no difference in the nephews following him into the more rewarding career of 'breaking and entering'. Now the interesting but predictable agenda driven News reports are saying 'The Community is divided'. They conveniently fail to mention at what percentage 'the divided community', divides. See this link
  • And This
  • you still think it is as divided as the Media tells you? Don't believe The agenda driven Media... for anything.

    Both Gary Gabaldon and Luke Sanchez, (only according to the biased news), knew each other (doubtful) before this conflict of interests? Luke Sanchez serving the USA as an MP in the Marine Corps, and Gary Gabaldon serving as a jailer for a time (why was he terminated?). The flattering file photo endlessly flashed on The Media, is of Gary in his Correction Officer uniform.

    Law enforcement in this and most other states, is selective. The community is fairly close and law enforcement knows much more than it reveals.
    This same area of the state is associated with the 'mysterious' dissapearance of Pretty college student Tara Calico
  • The totally inept law enforcement and tort Lawyer infested legal system allowed her 'suspected' abductors to get away with the violent crime while knowing the guilty persons involved. The legal system allows most suspects to eventually get away with their crimes, due to lack of a video on You Tube showing the entire crime from start to finish with no missing portions.

    Understandably Luke Sanchez views this local system as one in need of some 'assistance'. Last year, Luke, the former Marine MP, recognised, captured and held suspects after a break-in, until police arrived. The Media is now portraying Luke as a gun toting cowboy. Anything that will spin the news toward their Anti-Gun stance.

    At this point the media is showing Luke Sanchez as the bad guy and Gary Gabaldon as the victim... Sick and yet predictable as the media spin progresses toward it's agenda of Firearm confiscation by an oppressive incompetant government, aparently terrified of it's own citizens.

    Voters and Jurys are unpredictable though. After this same pattern of 'News Bias' against a person intervening in a local crime years ago, the jury found self defense for the defender. In these times, people are getting fed up with the legal system of protecting the repeat criminal. Catch and Realease are the means by which repeat offenders by the millions are roaming our streets in the USA. The public defenders office is tax supported and provides for every means available to get the minimum time served by the career criminal, so they are able to get back on 'the job'. After all, our present elected 'Controllers' of our nation desire to promote a 'Crises' in order to confiscate our Constitutional 2nd Amendment authorised, 'Firearms'. For an extremely educational lesson in human/society reality, it should be mandatory for every adult to take a certification course in 'CCW'. Of course like all education, how you use this new knowledge, if ever, is entirely up to you. This is what to expect

  • 11 July 2009;
    The Albuquerque Journal finally showed a decent picture of Luke Sanchez. The article actually showed some rare feeling for him. He now has a support group of people willing to stand up and fight for whats right in the community. If you wish to sign the petition, call Paul Caputo 1-505-975-2033 or... ...for email of support. Paul will return email a printable copy of the petition to Lemuel Martinez, thirteenth judicial district attorney. Please get as many signatures as possible to have this travesty of justice rectified. Mail them to Paul's address listed on the email.
    Semper Fi

    The Albuquerque Journal is slightly backing off on 'Media Prosecuting' Luke Sanchez for defending himself. It is becoming unpopular and the Media certainly does not desire to be 'unpopular'. If more people like Luke Sanchez were around, our crime repeat offenders would certainly be fewer. One other note; Gary Gabaldon has had many, many other 'run-in's with the law, violent physical arrest's NOT described in the Main Stream Media. The only loud repetitive news from the media is repeatedly, 'GUN' and of Course, 'Vigilante'.

    11 July 2009 update;
    10 pm TV reported 40 locals interviewed with an overwhelming 31 for Luke. Only 9 said charges should be filed. In the true 'spin' of media they interviewed roughly three of each opinion, with Gary's 'Homies' opinions presented last.

    If the media had truely been 'un-biased', three of Lukes supporters and one of Gary's 'gang supporters' would have been televised, with Lukes suporters being in the majority, presented last. Fact, the last images viewed are the retained images. So predictable for the agenda driven media.. never accept them as factual... never.
    Another ecxample of THEIR 'Fairness Doctrine' ...repeated endlessly.

    Florida and Kansas as well as over 22 other states (2009) have far more comprehensive laws dealing with this type of incident. New Mexico with it's lack of a 'Castle Doctrine', is far more unpredictable. Local atmosphere overides 'Rule of Law'.
    The obvious media spin is having its effect...with many. If the spin methods are observed and fully understood, (journalism teaches 'spin') this case would not fly, charges would be dropped.. except for the wild card, Political Ambitions.

    Online comments
  • are running overwhelmingly in support of LUKE SANCHEZ. 'DROP the CHARGES' Mr D.A. Lemuel Martinez. 13th Judicial District of the State of New Mexico.

    13 July 2009:
    News is dominated by this case, especially the talk shows. 'Call in' People are adamant about Luke's getting a raw deal from the District attorney. I walked our neighborhood, getting a few signatures to send in with the petition I printed from Paul Cavuto. I ran into about the same minority of people the news station did. The people that said he should have just turned a blind eye to the crime. One said he should have shot his leg... Another said the Governor would be the one to decide... One said we are not in that district and should stay out of it's problems? I hope they are not victimised themselves some night. It would be really hard for me to intervene in any way. I guess many people (one out of four) would just continue on their way and 'Not Get Involved'. The Killing of Kitty Genovese
  • Thank you, United States Marine Corps, for building character into humans.

    This nation will become stronger when the hundreds of thousands of fine military men and women return and run for public office in every state and national election. This crowd of criminals presently leading our nation, desperately need to be replaced.
    "The United States of America, One Nation Under God"
  • Friday, July 03, 2009

    Sarah Palin for President

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  • Well the Liberal Leftists are again using their most devastating Weapon of Mass Destruction. The worst single weapon of destruction of society that ever existed. Abusive TORT LAW in The U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM.

    The devastating frivilous Legalistic attacks toward a representative of the common class, a family woman
  • who apparently has the taxation Dependant Liberal Left quaking their Latte's. This same system of harrasment lawsuits that has been used for years to make the productivity of the USA totally uncompetitive with the rest of the world. Ever wonder why Major Corporations
  • 'offshore' their operations? Even federal prisoners are constantly using this ridiculous abusive TORT system to clog the courts while enriching themselves at the U.S. taxpayers expense. Many 'special' interests have learned of this major USA weakness and gleefully abuse this destructive political power. Radical foreign interests

  • Tort Law as it exists in the USA, is wholly in the favor of the Plaintiff (the person filing the frivilous, politically driven lawsuit). The Defendant MUST hire Lawyers and pay court costs to prove innocence. The Defendant is immediately considered Guilty and endlessly portrayed as Guilty in the Liberal Left dominated Main Stream Media until they prove their OWN innocence.

    Even after proving their innocence, their character is destroyed forever in gullible public opinion. Remember the years we all spent in U.S. K-12? Those same 'Players' are now dominating public opinion. The Plaintiff Loser in these Legal Battles is never out anything but their own time. The Loser is never assessed the costs of the Defendants legal expenses, no matter how expensive and destructive to the Defendant these 'Harrasment' costs escalate.

    Our current society is favoring it's 'Losers' as bastions of 'Truth'?... Sick and Prophetic at the same time.

    People in Prison have lots of time. Many, known as Jail House Lawyers, each have countless dozens of Harrasment motivated lawsuits pending against whatever state, county, government or individual they have chosen as a target. The Defendant most times, to avoid the exhorbitant expense of hiring lawyers, endless time away from work, pays to settle. In simple logic, EXTORTION. This cost is passed on to the

    This system works well.... for Lawyers. They get paid no matter what the outcome. So what, if the case has absolutely no merit. When the Defendant settles, the lawyer filing the lawsuit gets a large percentage of 'The take'. The percentage is around 40% or more, after accounting shenanigans are presented to the court.

    Years ago the Law firms that sued the tobacco companies
  • were presented with windfall profits in the billions of dollars. The law firms got their money first.. before any of their purported 'Victims'. One lead lawyer in these 'class action lawsuits', was shown afterward as one of the wealthiest men in the USA. Punitive 'Class Action Lawsuits' are the most lucritive for this class of 'legal predator'. The only true losers are the Defendant of course, and the people that consume the product or service being endlessly sued.

    Another famous and of course endlessly Newsworthy 'Class Action' case involves ASBESTOS
  • The astronomical legal costs are ongoing today in every consumable item you purchase. Discovery now reveals that the huge underground cities in the middle east, that tens of thousands of people lived in for centuries, are actually tunnels they hammered and chisled through Asbestos rock. Think about it.

    The latest Extortion case is MOLD
  • Buy a house or rent a room. You as a consumer, through inflated insurance rates, are paying the cost of the 'possibility' of MOLD. The lawsuits in those famous 'Class Action' lawsuits, have led to disasterous rulings against even common homeowners. Sold your home, if mold is found, you pay the lawsuit and if any cash is left, you may have enough to pay the first and last months rent and damage deposit for your next home, a small apartment in a low rent area.

    Remember the endless News Hysteria cases against Ford for the Explorer
  • The rollovers that threw out ten passengers (illegals) during high speed smuggling runs. The plaintiffs (many illegals) families were made wealthy of course, but the Class Action attorneys got the largest windfall profits of all.

    The Firestone Tire Company (Bridgestone) was sued near bankruptcy for tire failures most times related to underinflation caused, overheating. Just one example
  • Naturally as in the case of the Ford Explorers, grossly overloaded. One local case had the Ford Motor Company sucessfully sued for millions because the rear hatch was forced open by the 9 (yup 9) passengers pressing against the rear hatch during the rollover. Always blame someone else for your own bad choices. Absolute Insanity pervades the U.S. population today.

    Of course the 'Deep Pockets' are legion and were punished out of business or into Bankruptcy protection. Are You actually surprised why taking a business 'Off Shore' looks so good? It is infinetly more profitable and has far less risk in contrast to trying to do business in the 'Business Un-friendly' USA. Look at California. It is bankrupt as of 01 July 2009. Why are the un-employment numbers constantly climbing? Inflation, though hidden and un-reported, is tied directly to costs of doing business. Think about it.

    Add on the legal expenses involved in every aspect of daily life and the cost is astronomical. The health care system in the USA is bound by Lawsuits at every minute detail. That is the ONLY reason it is prohibitively expensive. Medication alone is made up more of Legalistics than 'Product'. The lawsuits, which are the reason for these exhorbitant prices, are clogging our U.S. courts like a large excrement in a standard diameter waste drain.

    Try renting a small deck boat
  • these days. The minimum cost of around 300 dollars for a small family, is ridiculous for one day.
    That same rental boat should cost no more than a days pay for a 'low average' working individual. Now the price is set only for the Lawyers to afford and flaunt as they take 'their friends' for an alcoholic party day on the lake. The San Angelo Texas City Park system at one time reasonably rented paddle boats, canoes, and even low powered outboards for the average family to enjoy.

    A couple of years ago, the City of San Angelo Texas, Risk Management (lawyers), was terrified of a lawsuit and rid itself of all forms of family use craft. The docks are still located on the old City Park site of Lake Nasworthy. It is now designated as a 'nature center'. That city park is not the fun filled family place it once was. The fear of devastating legal costs is wide spread and now affects every individual and every item of life in the USA.

    Attorneys will NEVER
  • change this system. It is the source of their unimaginable Billions of dollars yearly in income, lifestyle and most importantly , their Power. It pays for the law firms lush travel perks. It raises their standard of living far above the commoners, "The Lowlife of society", as I have heard repeated many times from those deeply entrenched in the US legal system.

    Naturally they attack only those with 'Deep Pockets'. City, County, State, Federal tax dollars are some of the deepest... after taxpaying, job providing corporations. The taxpayers pay for the defense as well as the prosecution. What a great cow to 'milk'. I am surprised that 'the Cow' even has an Udder left after these endless attacks by the primal wolves of society, it's leaders, and their lacky minions

  • The government of the USA now has almost every position of power, from the President on down, filled with Attorneys. There is no way in the world THEY will change this system of 'wellfare' for all lawyers, most notably Political Lawyers of course.

    I was reading about ancient Romes system of The Roman Republic

  • It lasted for over 450 years before it was dragged by civil warfare into the intensely corrupt system of Imperial Rome
  • Now there was a system to be proud of. Power was bought and sold by the wealthy. Political office was held by the wealthiest of all.... the 'Politicians'.

    Of course they were allowed to stay in Power as long as they lived... They lived as long as they still had money. They used taxes and fees to support their lifestyle, and Corruption to maintain power. They owned their own military Forces Praetorian Guard
  • Only when their Legions were destroyed, did they relinquish power.

    Have you been reading about the rapidly escalating costs to the U.S. taxpayers, to support the wonderful 'fact finding' vacations of the latest Congressional members? To say nothing of the POTUS and his extravagant, and controversial, world tours. The costs to taxpayers have more than doubled in just the last several years. These career politicians fight like Pitbulls to maintain their power. No threat to their power goes un-punished by the 'BULLY' of Their Tort Courts.

    Sarah Palin
  • resigned her governorship to save the State of Alaska from these endless, frivolous, harrasment lawsuits that have constantly been dismissed for lack of evidence, and for being flagrantly biased against her. One can only imagine 'Why' the Liberal Leftists desire to slaughter this woman and her little family? Her little family's legal debts are now in the range of half a million dollars... $500,000.00 for those digitally oriented. Todd is going to have to catch a lot of fish.
    Just because she was asked to be the running mate for the candidate running against BHO, 'The POTUS'. (now often referred to in Russia as 'The Entertainer')

    Could it be that Sarah Palin
  • elicits support from 'The Lowlife Commoner'? Could it be Sarah Palin
  • appeals to 'The average (killed and ridiculed by the Media) 'Joe the Plumber'? Could it be Sarah Palin
  • poses a THREAT to this insane TORT Legal system? The same TORT system totally discredited and gotten rid of in Great Britain long ago.

    This TORT Lawsuit insanity has no supporters anywhere in the world, other than here, the Lawyer Infested USA. How totally backward and hamstrung our society has allowed itself to become under the heavy handed pressure of the Political Lawyers.

    The immense bulk of 'deposited' currency was withdrawn and left the USA in the later half of 2008... as soon as it became apparent that BHO was on the Main Stream Media track to become the next POTUS with Homeland Security as his Cohorts
  • . His handlers have the lacky media in their pockets. Absolutely Nothing will change until common sense returns to the voters. That is nearly impossible because the life destroying, deadly 'Defamation of Character' Liberal Left Media is 24/7.
    Rid the USA of Abusive TORT LAW
  • before we enter the one state of Sustainability, POVERTY.