I was out there at about 7:25 this morning. One of the buses was going
into town and since I had a car they had not seen before, I followed the
bus. I was hoping to find yet another bed of clams, but no luck. I think
they are concentrated in the apartments on Fruitvale and the one which
looks like a medium security prison on Kirby. (Why care? Address for the
Following the buses back, I arrived at 8am and parked just to the east of
Ashlee Shaner's memorial. Sure enough, Edwin Richardson and thug 2 came
out soon as I started picketing. Their patter was as if no time had
elapsed at all since Brent and I left 10 days ago. I wonder how much of
that time they have been hanging out waiting for me, or did they trust the
reports from the PIs who hang out in my neighborhood in Palo Alto to keep
them informed as to where I was. Hard to tell.
Two added points to the patter, they wanted to know how I could afford the
new sneakers ($19 on sale) and where I got the camera (not mine, on loan).
It was hot, a bit late, and they (especially Richardson) seemed a bit like
wind up toys where the spring is nearly unwound. Either they are playing
really dumb or they have not read Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman
Condition. At one time, that book was required reading for OSA/DSA
people. They also don't seem to have access to the net because they are
unaware of some of my replies to the more silly of their accusations.
Thug 2 does a fair simulation of having obsessive mental problems, or
maybe that is just the way he is.
I put in two end to end passes. They are still clearing the west end plaza
when I come by, but they might not be holding people in the underpass now.
I had a camcorder with me today and got lots of thug 2 dancing as I moved
the camera back and forth like a baton (he was trying to block my shots of
the empty plaza). I got some good shots, but we really need a second
camera on the whole scene to see just how silly it looks.
I had just made it back to my car when one of the Sheriff deputies I know
pulled up (he had not been called, but was just on his way to a meeting
over in Riverside). We had a friendly chat after he asked my thugs to step
back out of earshot. There were some fairly dismayed thugs at this little
And so goes another warm morning at gold base
Reporting from the Hemet front