The Sharper Focus pukefests

Re: Sharper Focus by Raymond Freeman, “Pilgrim’s Way,” May 23

I am thankful that Mr. Freeman’s “Big Adventures” into journalism, the so-called “Sharper Focus,” only prints every other week. That way, on the off weeks, one can enjoy the rest of the VCReporter without opening it up to one of his alarmingly consistent and vile pukefests!

“His goal is to penetrate the obscurity surrounding economic, financial and political matters, so that the average reader will find this new column interesting and informative.”

This is the purpose of Mr. Freeman’s column as stated by the editor. The question that arises, then, is, “Does Mr. Editor ENJOY Freeman’s biased, ranting cesspools of hate against Republicans and all things conservative?” NONE of his articles has yet to touch base with the above editor’s description (unless one is as bigoted as Freeman)! As one who purports to be a journalist with his own column, Mr. Freeman should at least TRY to own up to the purpose of it, instead of making it a launch pad for his own kindergarten tantrums!

But then again, one would expect nothing less from a minion of Mr. Freeman’s “Lord and Savior,” Barack Obama. (Thanks for that, Jamie Foxx, another village idiot.)  I’ve yet to see any “penetration of the obscurity” surrounding Obama Bin Lyin and HIS Irks! Oh, wait! There is none. Obama … he can do no wrong! At least, so it is in HIS mind and in the minds of Obama’s Borg (i.e., Mr. Freeman)! One will note that nary a critical question is EVER raised concerning those PARAGONS of virtue, honesty, morality and saintliness — the Democrats. Excuse me. Bleahhhh!!! Good thing I had that bag!

Mr. Freeman’s bits of bile belong in the Letters section along with those from the nitwits who live to express their hatred of Mr. Moomjean! Being a banker and lawyer does NOT qualify Mr. Freeman as a journalist, and certainly he has proved that he is NOT! Not to say that he is not a researcher of all things he hates! He EXCELS there! It’s just that there is nothing to be gained or to profit from his opinionated diatribes! There needs to be something of positive and redeeming value, something thought-provoking to help readers to ponder beneficial information. This would be with the purpose to form thoughtful opinions based upon unbiased facts, perhaps to draw contemplative conclusions! Is Mr. Freeman even capable of such?

Otherwise, one should just pick up a Star or Inquirer in the grocery line.


Brian Beian

The McGrath beach dilemma

Thanks for the great article: A no-win situation in the McGrath State Beach flooding!

We started making our summer vacation plans in January because we knew how difficult it is to book weekend camping reservations along the coast. We booked a total of five weekend trips: three at McGrath State Beach, another at Lyme Kiln and another at D.L. Bliss (Lake Tahoe). All of our McGrath trips have been canceled due to flooding in the campground.

We chose McGrath because we like the nearby Ventura Harbor Village restaurants and shops and the wind at Surfers Knoll for kite flying. We were planning to spend hundreds of dollars supporting local businesses like Andria’s Seafood, Coastal Cone, Harbor Wind and Kite, Village Carousel and Arcade, etc. Now we read the flooding is expected to cost more than $650,000 in lost camping fees in addition to a mosquito outbreak! There has to be a better solution.


Bob Oedy

A valid point

Your cover extravaganza on Ventura County oil history and development is Pulitzer caliber (“Oil and Gas,” Feature, May 30), coming at a time when an economic boom for our county and our state is there for the taking if regulatory queens can do no better than Hannah-Beth Jackson’s denying fracking in favor of her old canard, job creation in the green energy sector and weaning us off fossil fuels.

Without oil, if Hannah-Bet has D.C. political ambitions, is she planning on getting to Washington on a glider?


Jack Weber

Wrong again, Moomjean

Right off, I do need to say that I don’t know Mr. Moomjean from a Big Mac. The only thing I know about him is what he writes; as far as I am concerned, he is a “Russ Limbaugh” in training.  It’s quite obvious that Mr. Moomjean has no love for Mr. Barack Obama, president of the United States of America.

As far as that goes, there are a plethora of people that read the VCReporter that have no love for Mr. Moomjean. I am sure he doesn’t stay awake at night worrying about that fact. Mr. Moomjean has enough love for himself to go pretty far.

In his latest attempt to be, I guess, humorous, in the VCReporter of May 30, he wrote an opinion piece entitled “It’s the 1970s all over again.” Right there, you can see Mr. Moomjean has nothing but a dark space in his cranium where his brain is supposed to be.

How anybody can compare today’s political scene with the party of NO, the Republicans fighting tooth and nail against anything President Obama brings up, even if they were for an idea in the beginning, when President Obama states he feels it is a good idea, the Republicans automatically reverse their stand and go 180 degrees the other way.

As far as the phony “Benghazi Mess” is concerned, anybody with a modicum of sense can see it was simply a handful of young miscreants that were bent on causing trouble. There was no prior warning, and no way to stop the action before it began. There was also no “cover-up” by the White House at all. Prior to the event, the Republicans had voted down a request for more security funds for the protection of the various ambassadors. If they had voted yes, there would have been many more guards on site. If anybody should be investigated, it should be the leaders of the Republican Party.
As far as the Republicans’ “IRS scandal” is concerned, I see nothing wrong in the IRS investigating the Tea Party groups that have applied for tax-free status. We all know that the Tea Party is nothing but a bunch of stooges for the Republican Party. As such, the law states that if a group is engaged, as the Tea Party is, in any political practices, it is not eligible for tax-free status.

Then Mr. Moomjean goes on to rant about the search warrant to seize e-mails and phone records of certain so-called “Fox reporters.” Fox Corp. in truth has no “reporters.” The people who work for Fox are told what to “investigate” and what to write by the Democrat-hating owner of Fox.

Plus, it sure seems very strange to me that all of the news media are constantly harping about the lack of transparency of the White House; but when the tables are turned and they are asked for information, they jump on the old axiom, “reporters’ privilege.”

So in closing, I would suggest to Mr. Moomjean that if he truly wants to stay in the newspaper game, he should take a job with the VCReporter stuffing the paper in the racks.

Rellis Smith

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Rellis Smith needs to take a deep breath and re-caliber his brain because something is clearly amiss there. President Obama deserves every single criticism the Republicans are lodging against him.

Benghazi was clearly a failing of his and his wayward Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. There was inadequate security at the Benghazi Embassy. Obama knew about it and Hillary knew about it and yet they refused to do anything about it. Thus, four American lives were lost unnecessarily, including that of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens (who was also tortured before he was killed). Hillary took off running in the middle of all this, knowing that it might taint her candidacy for the presidency if she was found to be too close to it.

The IRS scandal involved the IRS "targeting" conservative organizations for investigation, such as the Tea Party. How would Rellis Smith feel if the IRS was targeting the ACLU or the Sierra Club? I'm sure he'd have a different opinion about it.

Also, the Justice Department illegally targeted AP journalists by seizing their phone records. Where is the "justice" in that? It was an illegal act and Attorney General, Eric Holder, needs to go as a result.

Like I said, Obama deserves all the criticism he's getting (and more). He can't continue to hide behind Executive Privilege. He needs to come clean and own up to his misdeeds. To do otherwise puts him in the same category as Richard Nixon.

posted by rasta_man on 6/12/13 @ 07:28 p.m.

Mr. Beian's comments were of course far more biased and over to top than he considered Mr. Freeman's to be. Nonetheless he has a point.

The Democrats were hardly innocent bystanders in the banker holiday from integrity, sanity and ordinary decency that brought our economy down.

That poor ole Clinton was too involved in tidying up his administration to worry about signing fatal deregulation law has to be laughable on its face.

No, not every Democrat is Elizabeth Warren.

More's the pity.

Reportedly Holder is taking S & P to task for bogus rating of toxic assets. Maybe the company will get a slap on the wrist in fines, cost of doing business.

The economics and business departments of many of our finest universities also colluded and their personnel made a bundle making reckless recommendations. That one actually disillusioned me. I guess I still expect academics to have some integrity.

There was a climate of corruption in the financial industry and their political allies. There still is.

posted by cassandra2 on 6/13/13 @ 08:08 a.m.

I know I will regret wading into the morass of Mr. Rastaman's weird assertions but on a factual level Chris Stevens' autopsy indicated that he died of smoke inhalation, presumably occurring in the burning building. At least that was what was reported.

How would the bad guys manage to torture him and not themselves succumb?

posted by cassandra2 on 6/13/13 @ 08:15 a.m.

Richard Milhouse Obama

Where the hell is Dan Rather now? Not a peep from that 'useful idiot'.

posted by Scapegoat on 6/13/13 @ 08:28 a.m.

It's in the official autopsy report, cassandra. Chris Stevens was tortured by the Al Qaeda scum who stormed the unprotected Embassy in Benghazi.

Unless you are an MD and personally inspected his body, I think I'll take the word of the medical professionals involved.

posted by rasta_man on 6/13/13 @ 11:00 a.m.

Fascinating. Not a single reputable major news outlet said anything about torture/rape but the top Google responses turned up a rat's nest of obscure ones making such assertions.

Looks like a put up job of manipulating the search engine.

From the Huffington--the ambassador was pulled out unconscious from the building by allegedly friendly natives who attempted to get him help with great difficulty. He died later in the hospital of smoke inhalation.

The report of the autopsy didn't mention either torture nor rape. The New York Times didn't either.

Today's date on both.

posted by cassandra2 on 6/13/13 @ 02:57 p.m.


This is one of many sources that carried the story of Ambassador Stevens being sodomized and tortured before he was killed. The murderous savages who committed this act have yet to be tried and killed for carrying out this despicable rape and murder.

I hope they can just locate them with a drone and blow the smithereens out of them, so that we don't have to go through the time delay of a court trial before they can be killed for what they did.

posted by rasta_man on 6/13/13 @ 04:23 p.m.

Many sources without a single recognizable news source? Again it looks like a put up job of manipulating the search engine.

I read the Canadian thing. It was al speculative.

Even Fox didn't chime in on this one. Sounds like some raw meat to feed the wild beasties out there.

posted by cassandra2 on 6/13/13 @ 06:36 p.m.

Yes, go to the site. It's amazing. Check out their ad for Republican prez. And all their other stuff.

Astonishing that this Canadian "press" discovered this information without access to the autopsy and some not very useful photos that were torture? or maybe a burning building? and that all the major news services never caught.

I love that part about if the official autopsy doesn't answer these questions than obviously the hints and suggestions must be true.

It's a bit yucky even for the crazy end of the political spectrum. A little raw meat for the Islamophobes to chew on.

posted by cassandra2 on 6/13/13 @ 06:54 p.m.

Yeah right, cassandra. We're real Islamophobes. It's only a phobia when you are fearful of something that isn't a real danger to you.

I can point to more than a few incidents where Islamic radicals did serious damage to Americans just because they happened to be Americans. Call me crazy, but this is something that I believe we have a right and a responsibility to be vigilant about.

posted by rasta_man on 6/13/13 @ 10:28 p.m.
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