THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Monday, April 4, 2011

ALPHA MALE DAD TAKES DOWN DEPRAVED L.A. COP!

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Think of this post, Alpha Male Dad Takes Down Depraved Cop, as an addendum to my earlier blog bit titled C.O.P.S. : Corrupt Officers “Protecting & Serving”.

Those of you who also follow my less political blog ‘Stuffs’ may recall my having mentioned numerous times a great group of friends - drinking buddies - that I was a part of back in the early 1980s. We referred to ourselves as ‘The League Of Soul Crusaders’, and to steal a line from that liberal dog Bruce Springsteen: “We told each other that we were the wildest, the wildest things we'd ever seen”. (And we were, too!)

And if you can recall that, then you probably also recall me having stated that the unofficial leader of ‘The League Of Soul Crusaders’ (LOSC), “Torch”, was the most charismatic and quick-witted person I have ever known in my 51 years of life.















['The League Of Soul Crusaders' - Torch behind the wheel.]

Well… (and here’s where we get down to the principal business of this blog bit) …I have not been in touch with Torch for many years, but our mutual friend (and also an LOSC member) Pooh related a story to me back in 2007 about how Torch had a kind of “run-in” with the law at an Orange County, California, fairground.

Just the other day, my brother Nappy (LOSC) – you remember him: 5’6”, short fuse, tougher than nails, makes the Tasmanian Devil seem lethargic – was doing some Google searches when he came across this old YouTube video giving the details of that little episode at the fairgrounds and including an interview with our ol’ friend and drinking buddy, Torch.

Torch is heavier here than when he and I and the other ‘League Of Soul Crusaders’ members were regularly running around together in the early ‘80s and ruling the road in Torch’s old Cadillac “Tiburon”, but this clip will give you some idea of what Torch’s personality was like.

TORCH: “He tries to disappear into the crowd but I’m on him” “I just took him down, the fight was on” “And when he went out [a pause and slight nod of the head as if to say, ‘Read between the lines’], I took that opportunity, kneeling on his back, to search him…”

When he “went out”?
Ah-Ha!-Ha!-Ha!

[He just “went out”, eh, Torch? Ha! Yeah, guys tend to do that a lot. One second they’re there and the next second they’ve “gone out”. That way of expressing it was just so YOU, man!]

As I'm understanding it, that “went out” bit actually means that Torch knocked this creep unconscious.

TORCH: [On the creep’s camera] “…it’s just a menu of little children who are all here obviously dressed but they’re dressed for Summer in skimpy little outfits, which is another thing that – I don’t know – it’s a pedophile’s dream!”

Closely watch Torch’s mannerisms and listen to the speaking pattern and to the tone of his voice while he’s saying “which is another thing that – I don’t know – it’s a pedophile’s dream!” By Gobs! - That is EXACTLY the Torch I used to know! While watching this together, Nappy and I both started laughing at that exact same spot in the VIDEO, because it was just such a perfect display of Torch being Torch!

Although it’s now very old news, I’m happy to announce that as a result of my ol’ buddy’s actions, The OC (Orange County) WEEKLY gave Torch the 'Best Dad Of 2008' award. Bravo, Torch!

Read about it HERE.

You don't pull on Superman's cape;
You don't spit into the wind;
You don't pull the mask off the ol' Lone Ranger;
And you don't mess around with the kids of the leader of 'The League Of Soul Crusaders'!



If there's any problem with this video (my first ever attempt to post one), instead, you can watch it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxO8HOrDo0s

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

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15 comments:

  1. There's you rich LA kids in that convertible again...

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  2. DISCDUDE ~
    A 1964 Cadillac in 1983 does not a "rich kid" make.

    And you seem to have already forgotten that "Tiburon" was NOT a "convertible" since it did not "convert" from one thing into another. It was a former hard-top that got "blow-torched" by Torch into a permanent "topless". Fun in Summer, tough in rain.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  3. Sheboyganboy SixApril 4, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    That was cool! This is a man of action. The car apparently was not the only Tiburon. Don't mess wid the LOSC crew.

    It must have been nice to see your friend's face after all these years, too.

    This is not Brer Marc, right? The spelling is different, and you said you have not had contact with him in years.

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  4. MR. SHEBOYGANBOY SIX ~
    >>...This is a man of action. The car apparently was not the only Tiburon.

    Ha! You are so RIGHT, my Brother!

    In the Comment Section of the YouTube video, some total stranger calling himself "wentdownlike911" (unknown by me by that name) posted the following:

    "THAT RIGHT THERE IS WHAT YOU CALL A REAL MAN."

    He too had it right. I have known a lot of unforgettable characters in my (too) long life, but Torch was the most "unforgettablest".

    I sincerely hate to sound boastful, but anytime you can collect 6 dudes and put them together, and one of the 6 is my brother Napoleon, and another one of the 6 is myself, and neither one of us is the unofficial "LEADER" of that group, you have found yourself an EXTRAORDINARY man!

    TORCH is impossible to describe - he must be "followed" to get it. (In fact, it was once said of him - and probably accurately - that Torch didn't have "friends", he only had "followers"). The last thing any person who has ever really known me would accuse me of being is a "Follower", and although I never exactly "followed" Torch, he led, and I went along, because it was such a fun trip.

    If I'm not the leader, you can be damn sure that the dude I'm "Following" is 'Off-The-Charts' charismatic!

    >>...This is not Brer Marc, right?

    Correct, sir. I love Br'er Marc like a "Br'er", but Mark ("Torch") Dornan and "Br'er Marc" are not the same person. In fact, I have never met "Br'er Marc", although I hope someday I will.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  5. WELL... THIS WAS MOST UNUSUAL! IT SEEMS MY FRIGGIN' 'FERRET-FACED FASCIST FRIENDS' BLOG TOTALLY DISAPPEARED FOR AWHILE.

    LINKS SUDDENLY STOPPED WORKING AND I COULDN'T EVEN ACCESS MY BLOG VIA MY BLOGSPOT.COM "DASHBOARD".

    PERHAPS 'BIG ("BASTARD") BROTHER' DIDN'T LIKE SOMETHING I POSTED. ALL I KNOW IS THAT SUDDENLY (AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS) ALL I COULD GET WAS SOME VAGUE MESSAGE STATING THAT BLOGSPOT.COM HAD DETECTED SOME "UNUSUAL ACTIVITY ON YOUR (i.e., "my") BLOG."

    SERIOUSLY? AFTER ALL THE YEARS I'VE BEEN DEFENDING SENATOR McCARTHY, AND IT WASN'T UNTIL I MENTIONED MARK "TORCH" DORNAN THAT MY BLOG WENT NUTSO?!

    COOL!!!
    I THOUGHT I WAS ON THE CUTTING RADICAL CONSERVATIVE EDGE BY KICKING THE UNHOLY SHIT OUT OF ANTI-McCARTHY MORONS, ONLY TO FIND THAT MENTIONING MY OLD DRINKING BUDDY "TORCH" IS WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO PUT ME ON UNCLE SAM'S "DELETE" MAP. (WHO KNEW THAT "TORCH" WAS CONSIDERED MORE DANGEROUS TO "THE POWERS THAT BE" THAN WAS SENATOR McCARTHY? BUT THEN AGAIN, McCARTHY HAS BEEN DEAD FOR DECADES, WHILE "TORCH" IS STILL BREATHING.)

    SERIOUSLY, I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED THIS STRANGE GLITCH, BUT IF YOU THINK I'M CHALKING IT UP TO "RANDOM COMPUTER CRAP", YOU'RE MISTAKEN! (YEAH, I'M A "CONSPIRACY WACKO".)

    WELL, I'M STILL HERE, AND SHOULD I SUDDENLY DISAPPEAR WITHOUT A FORMAL "GOODBYE", YOU CAN BE SURE THAT BIGBITCH.COM (Amazon.com) SOMEHOW TRACKED ME DOWN HERE AND SILENCED MY "VOICE". AMAZON.COM SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST SUSPECT IN THIS MURDER. THE MENTALLY RETARDED CHUCKLEHEADS AT THE C.I.A., T.S.A. & A.T.F. SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ONLY NUMBERS 2, 3 & 4 ON YOUR LIST OF (The Usual) SUSPECTS.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

    POSTSCRIPT: The real suspect is "satan", but I know that most of you are too spiritually immature to accept that idea. I don't mean to offend you but, hell, factz is factz.

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  6. OK. Your interesting reply got me to googling again.

    NOW I GET IT.

    Mark has quite a heritage, and it would not surprise me if his father influenced all of the LOSC in certain ways.

    I can see threads of that influence that spread to politics, to pro-life, stances, to interest in acting, to provocative phrasing ("Every lesbian spear chucker in this country is hoping I get defeated" was one wild quote of his father's, I believe.)

    So: what is your favorite vitamin?

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  7. Part 1 Of 2:

    MISTER SIX ~

    Oh, GOD bless you, man!

    Now THIS is the sort of commentary that one blogs for!

    I am so flippin’ tired of all the superficial comments found in the Blogosphere that I’m actually beginning to bitch ‘n’ moan about it even on other blogger’s blogs.

    You’re mistaken (well, at least 50% mistaken for certain) in your assessment, but the Lord knows I appreciate your engaging me in meaningful dialogue. Sheesh! I love this stuffs!

    >>…Mark has quite a heritage, and it would not surprise me if his father influenced all of the LOSC in certain ways. …I can see threads of that influence that spread to politics, to pro-life stances, to interest in acting,…

    That’s a very understandable “aguessment”, and I chalk it up to your superior intelligence that you would even entertain that idea, but I can state with absolute certainty that your aguessment is at least 50% incorrect.

    Here’s the real background (and I LOVE that you’ve opened the door for me to tell it…) :

    I met “Torch” in 1979 on the set of the Gene Wilder/Harrison Ford movie “The ‘Frisco Kid”. We were both doing “Background” [Screen Extras Guild] work on that movie. Between shots, I was sitting off by myself and drawing cartoons in my sketchbook. After awhile, I felt a presence over my shoulder, and looking back, I found Torch standing there, who said, “Man. Little kids must love you”.

    That’s how we met, and those are EXACTLY the first words Torch ever said to me.

    Either that night or a few nights later, Torch and I got together at Pooh’s house - Pooh being one of Torch’s best friends. That night, Pooh and I really hit it off, discovering many interests in common, the most memorable being our love of the Irish Rock group ‘Thin Lizzy’.

    Over the next couple of years, everything just seemed to fall into place like a jigsaw puzzle waiting to happen:

    When you say “The League Of Soul Crusaders”, you’re basically talking about six guys: Torch; my brother, Napoleon; Pooh; Twinkie; Cranium; and myself. There were other guys who occasionally partied with us - referred to as “Pinch Hitters” (and many others who wished they could party with us but couldn’t sufficiently hold their liquor).

    But interestingly, 3 of the 6 “Soul Crusaders” were Catholic and from the more affluent “North Side” of Santa Monica (Torch, Cranium, and Pooh …who’s Dad owned a liquor store in Venice and who actually lived on the same street as my Grandparents), and 3 of us lived in the more “economically challenged” part of town (Twinkie, Nappy and me).

    But somehow we all played our respective roles in the amazing whole that was termed “The League Of Soul Crusaders”. However, the most astounding thing is that generally, one would only expect to meet a single person in their life who had the energy of a “Torch”, but in our case, we had TWO guys like that: Torch and Napoleon. In my 51 years of living, I’ve only met one person who could match Torch’s level of energy, and that was my own brother Napoleon. That the two of them would eventually meet and become friends (via my friendship with Torch) is extraordinary!

    I mean, get this... Pooh called me “Mr. Intense”, and I wasn’t even in the same ballpark with Torch and Nappy when it came to energy expended!

    Continued Below...

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  8. Part 2 Of 2:

    Anyway, we all became good buddies and, well, for years, we “made our presence known”. But, Nappy and I held strong conservative positions well before meeting Torch. I can’t say how much Torch’s Family views might have influenced Pooh and Cranium (since they had years of personal history in their Catholic upbringing before I met any of them), but my views and Nappy’s views, and Twinkie’s views (although perhaps less strident) were developed prior to the Torch/Stephen meeting on “The ‘Frisco Kid” movie set. I can state unequivocally that Torch and his family had NO influence whatsoever on my politics nor on my Brother’s politics.

    It would be more accurate to say that we all coalesced due to our common political ground than to say that we adapted to Torch’s (and his family’s) political views.

    But I still give you mucho credit for thinking in that “psychological” way. Intelligent speculation deserves kudos, even if it turns out to be ultimately incorrect. (I wish all of my readers – BOTH of them – invested such thought in what I post. And I mean that MOST SINCERELY!)

    >>…to provocative phrasing ("Every lesbian spear chucker in this country is hoping I get defeated" was one wild quote of his father's, I believe.)

    Ha! Yeah. And ya gotta love that “wild” stuffs, no?

    >>…So: what is your favorite vitamin?

    Dang! Here you’ve got me, Brother. Obviously that is a relevant reference but (sorry to disappoint ya) even I don’t “get it”, despite once having spent an entire day and night at Disneyland with Torch, his old man, and most of the “Torch” family.

    Any lingering suspicion that I was EVER politically influenced by Torch or his family will be dispelled on the day I post my forthcoming ‘Anti-Military’ blog bit, just prior to saying “Goodbye” to my many “Followers” here at ‘Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends’ [Cough!-Cough!].

    Loved your stimulating comment, Brother Six. Thanks, Bro!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    ‘Loyal American Underground’

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  9. B-1. The vitamin I was looking for was B-1, as in" B-1 Bob Dornan." I am assuming that when you say I am wrong, you don't mean that I am wrong about B-1 Bob being Torch's dad.

    That guy was a trip! I always liked him in Congress, and finding out (guessing) he was your friend's pop was most interesting. And the guy was an actor, too!

    I'm glad you like my guessin'. I prefer to be cryptic wid my guessin' because I don't like to be wrong. If cryptic AND wrong, I don't look like quite as big a jackass as if I am overt with my prognostications.

    I was guessing that you guys (LOSC) met in high school rather than later. That would have provided more opportunity for B-1 to influence your young minds. No doubt he DID influence Mark's thinking some.

    I am not suggesting that Bob had everything right, but I liked him and he is certainly on the same side of many issues as me.

    Looks like Torch ran for office, too, back in 2000. Lost though. Now he's a teacher, I think.

    Anyway, your commentary about the group was really interesting, and I must admit to being a bit envious about the group. As I've said before, we had a very cool group of very very clever dudes doing some very fun/wild/deep/witty stuff... but (and I am knowing what I don't know, here) I think you guys prob. trumped us.

    Thanks for the background. What were your and Nappy's nicknames? Pooh, Twinkie, etc. are one word names. "Mr. Intense" is two, so maybe were just "Intense?" Or some other name, as yet unnamed in the blogosphere?

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  10. MR. SHEBOYGANBOY SIX ~

    >>...B-1. The vitamin I was looking for was B-1

    AHHH-HA!
    My mind never went in the vitamin direction. (I was guessing that there must have been some vitamin reference in his background that one would come across in a Google search but which was unknown to me.) Now if you had said, “What is your favorite military aircraft?” I would have been all over that.

    Yeah, you got it right, Brother.

    >>…I'm glad you like my guessin'. I prefer to be cryptic wid my guessin' because I don't like to be wrong. If cryptic AND wrong, I don't look like quite as big a jackass as if I am overt with my prognostications.

    Very clever. Spoken like a genuine “thinking man”.

    >>…I was guessing that you guys (LOSC) met in high school rather than later. That would have provided more opportunity for B-1 to influence your young minds. No doubt he DID influence Mark's thinking some.

    Correct on both counts.

    >>…I am not suggesting that Bob had everything right, but I liked him and he is certainly on the same side of many issues as me.

    Yeah, he was a character, very outspoken, and definitely an “Alpha Male” like his son. Being around him was almost like having two Torch’s in the room. Now that’s something to behold!

    >>…but (and I am knowing what I don't know, here) I think you guys prob. trumped us.

    Ha! Maybe you ought to retake that personality test. Perhaps the years have converted you into an INTJ.

    >>…What were your and Nappy's nicknames? Pooh, Twinkie, etc. are one word names. "Mr. Intense" is two, so maybe were just "Intense?" Or some other name, as yet unnamed in the blogosphere?

    What was “Nappy’s” nickname?
    You didn’t REALLY just ask that, did you?

    Nappy was Nappy (or “Napoleon” for long). Pooh referred to me as “Mr. Intense” and nothing for short – it was “Mr. Intense” or nuttin’ at all. In the book I wrote, I gave myself the nickname “Moody” because it fit the character, but that wasn’t something any of the boys ever really called me (well, that I know of anyway).

    Fun exchange, Bro. Thanks for the entertainment!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    ‘Loyal American Underground’

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  11. McDogg-

    I didn't forget...but I figured any newcomers to your site might enjoy the story of how the car lost its roof...

    But in your own words:

    "3 of the 6 “Soul Crusaders” were Catholic and from the more affluent “North Side” of Santa Monica"

    I knew you wuz a richie!

    ~Discman from the skids

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  12. DOCTOR TODDFAN DISCMAN ~

    >>...3 of the 6 “Soul Crusaders” were Catholic and from the more affluent “North Side” of Santa Monica. ... I knew you wuz a richie!

    Not me, Bro! I was one of the non-Catholics from the po' Side O'Town. My brother, Nappy, on the other hand...

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  13. Cool story. Can't say I blame Torch for doing what he did to that creep. Fathers need to be protective of their kids.

    I guess in May I'll be spending time trying to catch up on your April posts if I don't get through them this month.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  14. BOID ~
    Yep, it was good work on the part of my ol' friend. As the article in the OC WEEKLY notes:

    "[T]he evidence Dornan recovered led to numerous child-pornography and child-annoyance charges, as well as an upcoming trial."

    I don't know how that trial turned out, but ya gotta respect Torch for his quick thinking and his manliness in protecting the cubs.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  15. Well that is a wonderful story, and it's so exciting to come across something like that when it's someone you loved, no? I would have drank with fellas like that (as I was a girl who hung with the guys, but that is a long story and the whole thing goes back to East Coast/West Coast and I'll have to do it later) - he's very likeable indeed.

    And awesome job - put him "out", disarmed the SOB and got his pictures - then instead of being an overreaction (as some were trying to say) he was thoroughly vindicated - hehe; naturally he knew though, because he saw the creep trying to delete the thing as he ran; he knew he did what he'd had to.

    So, I don't know why I never got around to reading this; I saw it here, and I guess I kept going by it because there must be something before it or after it that I was looking for new comments on because I kept skipping it lol. Thanks for sending me back here.

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