2/19/05 – 2/25/05
7:25 pm CST
Sherman Skolnick: Was Hunter Thompson Suicided?
7:13 pm CST
6:37 pm CST
Prince Bandar: Bush's HST Hitman?
GROUNDSWELL: Hunter S. Thompson Jeff Gannon/Guckert and Johnny Gosch
5:41 pm CST
Jeff Gannon, Johnny Gosch, Hunter Thompson, and Bohemian Grove snuff porn
2:35 pm CST
REMINDER: Today, in half-an-hour (starting 3 pm CST) I'll be on Jack Blood's radio show “Deadline Live” during the second hour (3-4 pm CST). You can listen live HERE. (Choose either Network 1 or 3.) In the Austin area, tune to any of these FM frequencies: 90.1, 93.5, 95.3, and 100.1. Topic of discussion: Hunter S. Thompson and Gannongate.
2:25 pm CST
Two news stories describing the events leading up to Hunter S. Thompson’s death:
From a Rocky Mountain News article (LINK ):
Hunter Thompson put almost everyone on speakerphone. But he picked up the
handset to speak with his wife.
"I knew it was odd, first of all, that he picked up with the handset ... I
thought, 'That's sweet,'" she said.
The talk was good.
"He said, 'I want you to come home after you work out. Come home and we'll work
on a column,'" she recalled.
The conversation, however, never really ended. Before formal goodbyes, Anita
Thompson heard a clicking sound. She thought Hunter Thompson might have put
down the handset and was typing. Or maybe it was the television. She waited.
Maybe a minute passed.
"He did not say anything about killing himself," she said.
The official time of death is 5:42 p.m.
But did Hunter Thompson shoot himself while on the phone with his wife?
"I did not hear any bang," she says, noting that Hunter Thompson's son, who was
in the house at the time, believed that a book had fallen when he heard the
Compare this with an AP article (LINK ):
She said her husband had asked her to come home from a health club so they could
work on his weekly ESPN column - but instead of saying goodbye, he set the
telephone down and shot himself.
Thompson said she heard a loud, muffled noise, but didn't know what had
happened. "I was waiting for him to get back on the phone," she said.
So, which was it? A click, or a loud, muffled noise? And why would he kill
himself after announcing his intention to work on his column?
Excerpt from a January 2003 Democracy Now interview (LINK ):
HUNTER S. THOMPSON: I think a lot of people in this country agree with me. A lot
more never say anything. We'll see what happens to me if I get my head cut off
in the next week by -- it's always unknown Bush [inaudible] strangers who
commit suicide right afterward. No witnesses. They have a new kind of crime.
MARY SUMA: Is that the CIA kind of crime?
HUNTER S. THOMPSON: Oh, absolutely. Anyone who's a successful criminal has got a
crime. Absolutely no witnesses, no records. We can go on and on. I have to be
restrained on the subject.
7:51 pm CST
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Friday (2/25/05), I'll be a guest on Jack Blood's radio show “Deadline Live” during the second hour (3-4 pm CST). You can listen live HERE. (Choose either Network 1 or 3.) In the Austin area, tune to any of these FM frequencies: 90.1, 93.5, 95.3, and 100.1.
7:51 pm CST
Grab your 3-D glasses, kids! Red lens over the left eye, blue over the right. Enjoy (and feel the paranoia in 3D) …
(Image from Dual Moments via One Man Safari)
7:16 pm CST
Finally, Hunter S. Thompson's son gives a reason why his father would commit suicide. There was no depression, he says. And it wasn’t motivated by pain. No, Thompson killed himself for no reason other than that he thought it would be a good idea to die at that particular moment. Well, that certainly clears up that little matter (?) ...
Thompson's Son: Suicide Not Surprising
7:14 pm CST
Senate Democratic leadership joins push for Gannon inquiry
The GOP's many Talons: Did White House S&M ring order special videos from Abu Ghraib?
Reporter Selling Gay Adult Domain Names Tied to White House Scandal
Check out the photo of a somewhat younger, less bald, smiling Jeff/James Gannon/Guckert in the story below. Compare it to Johnny Gosch:
Guckert linked to male escort sites, Va. orgy party: sources
7:12 pm CST
DC Envoy Says Bush Ordered Flight 93 Shot Down
John Kaminski: The Second Wave: Exposing the 9-11 & Peak Oil Scam
9-11: Terror Drill, War Game, Pretense for Iraq War
8:27 pm CST
One of my favorite pulp magazine covers. Artist: Earle K. Bergey …
8:12 pm CST
This Friday (2/25/05), I'll be Jack Blood's guest during the second hour (3-4 pm CST) of his show "Deadline Live" on the Genesis Communications Network. You can listen live
HERE. (It should be on the Network 3 ABC feed; but if you should try that feed and don’t hear Jack, try one of the other feeds.) Also, in the Austin area, you can hear us on Radio Free Austin on these FM frequencies: 90.1, 93.5, 95.3, and 100.1.
We’ll be discussing (what else?) Gannongate and what it reveals about the Karl Rove dirty tricks/propaganda apparatus, as well as other curious aspects of this scandal …
Tonight’s Gannongate links:
"Gannon" scandal leads to link between high-level Republicans, high-level Democrats
Jeff Gannon' and L'Affaire Plame: Summary of CIA leak
Is Matt Drudge a Gannon "client?"
'Jeff Gannon' White House Scandal Blasted Open
6:00 pm CST
Gannongate, 9/11, and Hunter S. Thompson
More about Bobby Eberle:
Gannon Paymaster Key 9/11 Pentagon “Witness”
Could “Jeff Gannon” be Johnny Gosch, poster boy of the CIA’s child abduction project of the 1980s? The links below suggest that possibility …
Gannon/Guckert A Kidnapped Iowa Newspaper Boy?
Crazy, yes. But crazy enough to be true?
And, if the above possibilities are not bizarre enough for you, there has been speculation on various message boards that Hunter S. Thompson might have been suicided due to knowledge about Gannongate. For example:
From Jack Blood’s Forum: Jeff Gannon / Franklin Cover-up / Hunter S. Thompson
The above speculation is based on an incident described in John de Camp’s book The Franklin Coverup in which someone named Hunter Thompson (or using his name) participated in the production of a snuff film at Bohemian Grove. (Warning: The link below graphically describes sick activity.):
Snuff Film Made at the Grove?
So, was Hunter S. Thompson “suicided” to prevent his writing about the goings-on at Bohemian Grove? I don’t know; I am only reporting that this is what some people are saying. Maybe (if he was suicided at all), it was for some other reason.
Yesterday I posted a link to an interview with Thompson in which he talked about 9/11 as an inside job, CIA control of the media, etc. Today I post a link to another interview in which Thompson discusses the same subjects at greater length:
Hunter S. Thompson on 9/11
Speaking of authors who may, or may not, have killed themselves:
Dirty Politics: Hoover, Blackmail, Hemingway and Murder
Jack London: No Suicide
And speaking of Jack London, HERE are some images of London at the Bohemian Grove.
Make of all the above what you will.
5:48 pm CST
The Widening War
Scott Ritter Says US Attack on Iran Set For June
5:46 pm CST
In an interview last March, Hunter S. Thompson (who died over the weekend in an apparent suicide) railed against the Fourth Reich and raised questions about 9/11:
The Hunter S. Thompson Interview
5:37 pm CST
More Silver Age Superman Cover Madness
Superman is a Dick
5:35 pm CST
Stun guns leave man in critical condition
5:53 pm CST
“Hellooooooo Mr. Wilson!”
My friend Brian Roper, writer for File 23, sent the above image today and wrote: Hey Mack: Since we've gone from Silver Age to Outing people in one week (huh?) here's an appropriate scan from my comic collection. This is from a March 1970 Dennis the Menace and was a bitch to scan; I just about destroyed this issue in the process. Check out the magazine Mr. Wilson's reading; (Hank Ketchum must have been awfully proud of this gag. It's only repeated three times on the same page) no wonder he always wanted to be alone. And away from the temptations of that rosy-cheeked Dennis... (PS Calling All Boys is a HOOT!)
At any rate, the image above provides an appropriate lead-in for the following blog entry. The Gay-Old-Party story (or Gannongate, as it is now being called) continues in all its sordid glory …
5:30 pm CST
Found the following links in an article entitled “Eberle and Gannon” on the Cannonfire blog. This article is highly recommended, as the writer not only provides numerous links to useful articles (more than I can list here), but does a good job connecting all this information into a coherent pattern; the writer also touches on a possible Gannon-Nick Berg connection …
Regarding the following article, the Cannonfire writer says: “Talon News seems to have existed to provide Guckert [Gannon] with journalistic cover, and as a means to cull email addresses. Collecting addresses has long been Eberle's stock in trade …”
Digital Telemarketing: Old Hacks Learn New Tricks
A gay writer for Daily Kos traces Guckert's links to a network of closeted Texas Republicans:
Gay facts and fantasies in Propagannon research
More useful links on Eberle and Gannon-Guckert:
Eberles: Web sites operator stirs up politics, journalism debate
Tau Kappa Epsilon /Gannon's Fraternity
Did Bruce Eberle get Gannon top White House access?
Eberle tabloid called "Finger" advocated sex with children
2:54 pm CST
CBS Speculates That Karl Rove Was Jeff Gannon's Contact Inside the White House; Retitles Article to Highlight Gannongate Element
Gannon: The early years
Bob Barr launches new anti-police state org
The Pentagon Targets the Press (and Other Civilians)
Home School Group Says Police Used Excessive Force
8:32 pm CST
DREAM: The Alamo is a short walk across a grassy expanse from my apartment, but while I am walking there I notice I am barefooted. Not wanting to die without my boots on, I go back—actually, I run back. While running, I hear the guttural, bestial sounds of US troops in boot camp training to kill (and be killed) in Iraq. My running arouses the suspicions of two MPs who block my path, wielding billy clubs and guns. They question my loyalty to the Homeland. I try to explain myself to these jar heads, but realize it is an exercise in futility …
Experts see military draft as inevitable
America would back Israel attack on Iran
New allegations of prisoner abuse by U.S. soldiers
Listening to Marvin Gaye tonight, feeling old and sad, mostly sad …
7:32 pm CST
Childhood Lessons Led Nun to Missionary Work That Got Her Killed in Brazil
7:10 pm CST
6:00 pm CST
The Gay Old Party
Gannongate threatens to expose a huge GOP pedophile and male prostitution ring
Al Martin: G.O.P.:The Gay Old Party Comes Out of the Closet
5:53 pm CST
Man with heart ailment dies after being shocked with Taser
Police fear civilian Taser popularity