Archive | All Posts RSS feed for this section

Wait Until He Dies

April 3, 2018

16 Comments

Wait Until He Dies

Senior Federal District Judge Sam Sparks told the 136 plaintiffs who are suing various government defendants, and in four cases the Waco Twin Peaks restaurant, to patiently wait for justice while federal prosecutors in San Antonio try to stitch together a case against former Bandidos Motorcycle Club president Jeffrey Pike and former club vice-president John […]

Share
Continue reading...

The Iron Order Trial

April 3, 2018

81 Comments

The Iron Order Trial

The Iron Order Motorcycle Club’s days seem numbered. What will probably kill this strange, recent parody of motorcycle clubs will be a civil suit titled Brenda L. Bollinger, Administratrix of the Estate of Tonya M. Focht v. Iron Order Motorcycle Club a/k/a Iron Order Motorcycle Club, LLC, et al. The suit is scheduled to go […]

Share
Continue reading...

Turbans Replace Special Plastic Hats

April 2, 2018

39 Comments

Turbans Replace Special Plastic Hats

Alberta has become the third Canadian province to allow adult motorcycle riders and passengers to wear turbans instead of helmets. The helmet law exemption is an accommodation to adherents of the Sikh religion. Male Sikhs are required to wear a kind of turban called a dastaar and carry a kind of dagger called a kirpan. […]

Share
Continue reading...

Punishment By Revenge Porn

March 29, 2018

44 Comments

Punishment By Revenge Porn

Since about a half century after the fall of Rome, since the year 529 when the Byzantine Emperor Justinian issued a series of decrees collectively known as Corpus Iuris Civilis (roughly translated as the Big Book of Civil Laws) human beings in the civilized world have been considered to be innocent until they are proven […]

Share
Continue reading...

On Checking Reality

March 29, 2018

18 Comments

On Checking Reality

In 1949 the gossip columnist Walter Winchell asked the sportswriter Red Smith if he found it hard to write a story every day. “Why no,” Smith replied, according to Winchell. “You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.” To the numerous readers who responded to the story “Reality Check” published last […]

Share
Continue reading...

Merla, Gomez Sing And So On

March 28, 2018

22 Comments

Merla, Gomez Sing And So On

If you know anything about the Global War On Motorcycle Clubs, at least enough to understand how such a perversion of our national defense against Jihadi terrorism came to be, you have always suspected the Bandidos case now on trial in San Antonio might, maybe be inseparable from the Twin Peaks Mass Murder. At the […]

Share
Continue reading...

Reality Check

March 26, 2018

95 Comments

Reality Check

For the second time in about 16 months I have to ask readers whether The Aging Rebel matters or whether it is time for it to disappear. Over the last 115 months The Aging Rebel has published about 2,000 posts and about 85,000 comments from a broad cross section of readers including drifters, mechanics, policemen, […]

Share
Continue reading...

Pike And Portillo And Stories And Truth

March 24, 2018

17 Comments

Pike And Portillo And Stories And Truth

For the last three weeks the racketeering trial of former Bandidos Motorcycle Club national officers Jeffrey Pike and John Portillo has been dominated by the dramatic testimony of three alleged eyewitnesses to four old murders. The witnesses were two ex-Bandidos, Johnny Romo and his brother Robert Romo and a former meth addict and prostitute named […]

Share
Continue reading...

Ride Like A Girl

March 23, 2018

26 Comments

Ride Like A Girl

If you don’t know, maybe you should. Her name is Valerie Thompson. She crashed her motorcycle Monday at the World Speed Trials at Lake Gairdner in South Australia. She was going 343 miles per hour at the time. The tail of her vehicle, called BUB Seven Streamliner, became airborne at the four-mile mark of the […]

Share
Continue reading...

Waco Day 1326

March 22, 2018

18 Comments

Waco Day 1326

It doesn’t seem likely that there will be another trial in the Waco Twin Peaks Mass Murder case until at least January 2, 2019. That will be 1,326 days after lame duck District Attorney Abel Reyna “helped” police with their investigation, as Waco Police Public Information Officer Patrick Swanton put it at the time, and […]

Share
Continue reading...

The Being George Show Update

March 20, 2018

23 Comments

The Being George Show Update

Former Hells Angel George Christie’s ambition to get paid for the way he remembers things may be running out of steam. Christie apparently still hopes to go on tour with a one-man-show. In a press release earlier this month he said: “This show has taken me deeper into realizing why I became who I am…, […]

Share
Continue reading...

Kingsmen Trial Month Two

March 19, 2018

7 Comments

Kingsmen Trial Month Two

The pulp fiction trial of three members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club enters its second month this week. David Pirk, who may or may not have been the club’s president, Timothy Enix, who may have been a “regional president,” and convicted murderer Andre Jenkins, who some Kingsmen have claimed was never more than a prospect, […]

Share
Continue reading...

Nothing To See Here

March 16, 2018

15 Comments

Nothing To See Here

The trial of former Bandidos Motorcycle Club president Jeff Pike and vice-president John Portillo has been in recess since last Friday and will probably not resume until March 20. Other than one court order authorizing a $10 per day payment to jurors, there have been no publically available documents filed in the case since March […]

Share
Continue reading...