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(Redlands Daily Facts)   A corruption case that involves a bankrupt southern California city, unethical private eyes, bribed politicos and a rural female hillbilly. Philip Marlowe unavailable for comment   (redlandsdailyfacts.com) divider line 48
    More: Strange, corruption case, Baldwin County, real estate investor, legal settlements, failures, criminal conspiracy, San Bernardino, city  
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2014-03-30 08:18:59 AM  
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i92.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-30 08:45:34 AM  
Wasn't that a Beverly Hillbillies episode?
 
2014-03-30 09:45:44 AM  
Forget it Jake, it's San Bernardino.
 
2014-03-30 11:51:14 AM  
So what is 'bribery' in America? Is it when you lobby without some kind of license or permit or something?
 
2014-03-30 11:52:15 AM  
Who was the democrat at the center of it all?

/flashes gang sign
 
2014-03-30 11:59:14 AM  
WOW. Sounds like a movie in the making.
 
2014-03-30 11:59:22 AM  
They're watching you
They see you every move

They're watching you
Watching you
Watching you
Watching you-OO-oo-OOO
 
2014-03-30 11:59:58 AM  
They need a man.
 
2014-03-30 12:00:53 PM  

hitlersbrain: So what is 'bribery' in America? Is it when you lobby without some kind of license or permit or something?


brib·er·y
ˈbrīb(ə)rē/
noun
noun: bribery; plural noun: briberies
1
.the giving or offering of a bribe.
"he was convicted of racketeering and bribery"
 synonyms:graft, payola, corruption, subornation
 
2014-03-30 12:01:02 PM  
" A woman politician will lie about anything, just to stay in practice."
 
2014-03-30 12:04:20 PM  
Nice guys, they use a picture of her just after she's been run over by a car.  Oh, there was no car.  Never mind.
 
2014-03-30 12:06:52 PM  
this practice goes back a few years. in 1999 pretexting got this 20 y/o girl killed.
 
2014-03-30 12:08:38 PM  
White, Alabama, and meth do not a hillbilly make, subby.
 
2014-03-30 12:11:27 PM  

Curious: this practice goes back a few years. in 1999 pretexting got this 20 y/o girl killed.


this would have been a perfect example of the dangers of pretexting to have used in the article
 
2014-03-30 12:13:12 PM  
It was just another sunny Tuesday afternoon in San Bernardino when the nervous man in a cheap brown suit waltzed into my trailer, munching a corn-dog.   I spat out my chaw, put my teeth back in, and asked him his bidness.   Danger is my middle name, y'all.
 
2014-03-30 12:20:01 PM  
I don't know what it is, but I find Chandler's prose to have some of the most interesting and rewarding turns of phrase in the English language. I've probably read the Marlowe novels and stories multiple times each.
 
2014-03-30 12:21:24 PM  
Doc Sportello rolls one up and listens to his ex tell him lies, just like back when they were together.
 
2014-03-30 12:22:11 PM  
You might think they're dumb an' lonely
But you're wrong cause their love is strong.
Jacked up hair and a cheap little ring.
They don't care cause it don't mean a thing.

They'll spend the rest of their lives,
Rest of their lives,
Rest of their lives
Down in San Ber'dino.
 
2014-03-30 12:24:34 PM  
noted pretexters:

www.digitallard.co.uk

www.chud.com

i.dailymail.co.uk

i3.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-30 12:26:31 PM  
Philip Marlowe was one of the best radio shows too.
 
2014-03-30 12:27:02 PM  

theorellior: I don't know what it is, but I find Chandler's prose to have some of the most interesting and rewarding turns of phrase in the English language. I've probably read the Marlowe novels and stories multiple times each.


The homo-erotic descriptions are off-putting, only because Chandler himself was such a closeted vicious little McCarthy-ite snitch.  What would be noble and inspiring coming from Walt Whitman is just sneaky and biatchy in Chandler.

For all his skills, he was no Hammett.
 
2014-03-30 12:33:24 PM  
Well, that's what she gets for leaving her wallet in El Segundo.
 
2014-03-30 12:35:00 PM  
I'm not sure if I understand what happened here. It sounds like someone got caught siphoning a hundred million out of the public coffers. So the dirty defendants are spending millions on crooked lawyers to save them. The crooked lawyers spent thousands on slimy private investigators to get any dirt they can find to intimidate witnesses. The slimy private investigators paid some meth-addled hillbilly a few dozen dollars to do a grey-market identity theft and obtain the witnesses phone and financial records.

And now the person who is facing the longest jail time is meth-addled hillbilly?
 
2014-03-30 12:43:00 PM  

CptnSpldng: You might think they're dumb an' lonely
But you're wrong cause their love is strong.
Jacked up hair and a cheap little ring.
They don't care cause it don't mean a thing.

They'll spend the rest of their lives,
Rest of their lives,
Rest of their lives
Down in San Ber'dino.


I'm sorry your head looks like a potato
 
2014-03-30 12:43:30 PM  

jake_lex: Forget it Jake, it's San Bernardino.


Don't lose your nose!
 
2014-03-30 12:55:47 PM  

The Larch: I'm not sure if I understand what happened here. It sounds like someone got caught siphoning a hundred million out of the public coffers. So the dirty defendants are spending millions on crooked lawyers to save them. The crooked lawyers spent thousands on slimy private investigators to get any dirt they can find to intimidate witnesses. The slimy private investigators paid some meth-addled hillbilly a few dozen dollars to do a grey-market identity theft and obtain the witnesses phone and financial records.

And now the person who is facing the longest jail time is meth-addled hillbilly?


I'm glad you read it because that shiat was tl;dr
 
2014-03-30 01:29:58 PM  

The Larch: I'm not sure if I understand what happened here. It sounds like someone got caught siphoning a hundred million out of the public coffers. So the dirty defendants are spending millions on crooked lawyers to save them. The crooked lawyers spent thousands on slimy private investigators to get any dirt they can find to intimidate witnesses. The slimy private investigators paid some meth-addled hillbilly a few dozen dollars to do a grey-market identity theft and obtain the witnesses phone and financial records.

And now the person who is facing the longest jail time is meth-addled hillbilly?


OK first off...LOOVVEEE the I.E. (inland empire for you non so-cal folks) This is from a case where a developer pretty much just built a housing complex in a flood zone, but nobody said "no you can't". The county finally realizes what happened and sues, the builders then sued the county for whatever reason they did. Turns out that alot of the county people were in the pockets of the building company and that's why the county settled for the $102 million.
 Scoot forward a few months and is a criminal investigation into Postmus (one of the county people in the pocket) for meth, and somehow all this information got out. I don't remember if he decided to turn evidence or if the law enforcement agency discovered it after the arrest. So I'm guessing this article is trying to discredit evidence so they can clear up the building co0mpany.

Somewhat read the article, and this has been going on so long that I don't even live in the IE anymore, so 4-6 years or so.
 
2014-03-30 01:41:52 PM  
Pffft, bring us an urban female hillbilly and you got a story...
 
2014-03-30 02:47:22 PM  

The Flexecutioner: Well, that's what she gets for leaving her wallet in El Segundo.


Just dug that out, was listening to them this am.
 
2014-03-30 03:35:12 PM  

johnny_stingray: It was just another sunny Tuesday afternoon in San Bernardino when the nervous man in a cheap brown suit waltzed into my trailer, munching a corn-dog.   I spat out my chaw, put my teeth back in, and asked him his bidness.   Danger is my middle name, y'all.


Fantastic.  +1
 
2014-03-30 04:03:38 PM  
hopes-and-dreams.net
 
2014-03-30 04:05:39 PM  

TheOther: theorellior: I don't know what it is, but I find Chandler's prose to have some of the most interesting and rewarding turns of phrase in the English language. I've probably read the Marlowe novels and stories multiple times each.

The homo-erotic descriptions are off-putting, only because Chandler himself was such a closeted vicious little McCarthy-ite snitch.  What would be noble and inspiring coming from Walt Whitman is just sneaky and biatchy in Chandler.

For all his skills, he was no Hammett.


He wasn't bad, but I never saw the artistry in Hammett.

And I find the homoerotic subtext in Chandler amusing, at least from this late remove.
 
2014-03-30 04:39:10 PM  

theorellior: He wasn't bad, but I never saw the artistry in Hammett.

And I find the homoerotic subtext in Chandler amusing, at least from this late remove.


Hammett gave the detective story back to people who committed crimes for a reason, rather than merely to provide the plot with a body and the detective with a puzzle. And then Chandler took it and made it literature.

Frankly, I'd rather have a homoerotic subtext than no subtext at all.
 
2014-03-30 05:42:41 PM  
Sometimes some crimes
Go slipping through the cracks
But these two
Gumshoes
Are picking up the slack
There's no case too big
No case too small
When you need help just call .....
 
2014-03-30 05:56:31 PM  
She walked through door, her eyes smoldering like the embers of a dying fire.  She was carrying a pair of 38's and she had a couple of guns too.
 
2014-03-30 06:48:09 PM  

TheOther: theorellior: I don't know what it is, but I find Chandler's prose to have some of the most interesting and rewarding turns of phrase in the English language. I've probably read the Marlowe novels and stories multiple times each.

The homo-erotic descriptions are off-putting, only because Chandler himself was such a closeted vicious little McCarthy-ite snitch.  What would be noble and inspiring coming from Walt Whitman is just sneaky and biatchy in Chandler.

For all his skills, he was no Hammett.


Odd; I find Chandler to be the better writer.  Hammett's Thin Man is painful to read, while Chandler was the author of phrases like "She could make a bishop kick a stained glass window."
 
2014-03-30 07:42:37 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: TheOther: theorellior: I don't know what it is, but I find Chandler's prose to have some of the most interesting and rewarding turns of phrase in the English language. I've probably read the Marlowe novels and stories multiple times each.

The homo-erotic descriptions are off-putting, only because Chandler himself was such a closeted vicious little McCarthy-ite snitch.  What would be noble and inspiring coming from Walt Whitman is just sneaky and biatchy in Chandler.

For all his skills, he was no Hammett.

Odd; I find Chandler to be the better writer.  Hammett's Thin Man is painful to read, while Chandler was the author of phrases like "She could make a bishop kick a stained glass window."


The Thin Man was Hammett's worst work and even there, Nick's description of how Mimi would tell a lie no matter how many times she had been caught was worth the read.  The 'Mimi hates men more than any woman that I ever met that wasn't a lesbian.' is pretty good, too.

IMHO, the two central chapters, 'Laudanum' and 'The Seventeenth Murder', in Red Harvest are the very best writing that I have ever read in detective novels.
 
2014-03-30 07:45:24 PM  
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2014-03-30 08:23:30 PM  

czetie: Hammett gave the detective story back to people who committed crimes for a reason, rather than merely to provide the plot with a body and the detective with a puzzle.


Both points of which Chandler acknowledged in "The Simple Art of Murder", which is a lovely takedown of the Ellery Queen style of detective writing.
 
2014-03-30 08:24:51 PM  

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Are you asking to be called a dumbass gun nut, or did you just post in the wrong thread by mistake?
 
2014-03-30 09:50:30 PM  
Ok. Hands up if you ever played Gumshoe on the Commodore 64.
 
2014-03-30 10:02:43 PM  

Resident Muslim: Ok. Hands up if you ever played Gumshoe on the Commodore 64.


wow, hehe.

*raises hand*

Zeb Hesselgresser: The Flexecutioner: Well, that's what she gets for leaving her wallet in El Segundo.

Just dug that out, was listening to them this am.


likewise.  reading the article spurred a quick queuing.  and yes, Bonita Applebum still has got it goin on.
 
2014-03-30 10:12:43 PM  
I'll be sure to tell my sister *SLAP* my daughter *SLAP* my sister *SLAP*
 
2014-03-30 10:48:40 PM  

johnny_stingray: It was just another sunny Tuesday afternoon in San Bernardino when the nervous man in a cheap brown suit waltzed into my trailer, munching a corn-dog.   I spat out my chaw, put my teeth back in, and asked him his bidness.   Danger is my middle name, y'all.


Coming soon to AMC
 
2014-03-31 03:11:14 AM  

TheOther: theorellior: I don't know what it is, but I find Chandler's prose to have some of the most interesting and rewarding turns of phrase in the English language. I've probably read the Marlowe novels and stories multiple times each.

The homo-erotic descriptions are off-putting, only because Chandler himself was such a closeted vicious little McCarthy-ite snitch.  What would be noble and inspiring coming from Walt Whitman is just sneaky and biatchy in Chandler.

For all his skills, he was no Hammett.


Heck, he wasn't even a James M. Cain...
 
2014-03-31 11:32:24 AM  
If it's legal then we can do it, if not then subcontract it out. Step 3 claim we didn't know. Sounds like the American way
 
2014-03-31 02:33:33 PM  

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thank you for your insightful analysis, Dadoody. please wait by your phone; we shall be pretexting you shortly.
 
2014-03-31 03:02:18 PM  
Welcome to Earth, subby. To fit in more with humans, know that we refer to our own species as men and women, and other species as male and female. Enjoy your stay.
 
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