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Sunday, January 21, 2018

California To Register Illegal Aliens To Vote - Automatically!

The Looney Left Report

If you thought things couldn't get any nuttier in California, guess again!

From WND.com:
WASHINGTON – California will take the next step in blurring the lines between citizens and non-citizens beginning April Fool’s Day when the state complies with a court order to begin automatically registering to vote all those who are granted driver’s licenses. 
The state has long provided driver’s licenses to all who simply claimed, without proof, that they were citizens of in the country legally. There were no checks made or documentation required. 
But beginning April 1 every person who gets a California driver’s license will be automatically entitled to vote. 
“We are very pleased that Californians will have easier access to voter registration,” said Jeremiah Levine, an attorney with Morrison Foerster who represented the voting-rights groups. “We are especially satisfied that changes will be made before California’s statewide and federal primary elections.” 
The state complied with the order under a program dubbed the California New Motor Voter Act. Signed into law in October 2015, the new statute requires the DMV to forward records for all eligible applicants to the Secretary of State’s Office for registration unless those applicants elect not to register to vote.

To read more, go here.


Some nationals parks may be open, but services within them will be very limited to none at all.
Above, the Grand Canyon and the Watchtower on a nearby ridge. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

As such, it may not be a good idea to visit a national park during this period of the #SchumerShutdown.

Michael Bonocore at Resources Magazine gives five reasons why it is best not to visit the national parks now.

He starts with:
At midnight, Saturday January 20th, 2017 the United States government shut down. A government shutdown essentially means, at a high level, most non-critical aspects of the United States government are not operating. Government employees will be furloughed and active-duty military may not get paid. Many of those furloughed are National Park employees, including Park Rangers. But unlike the government shutdown in 2013, this time, National Park gates will remain open, essentially creating a free for all in many of the 278 sites across the country, including every National Park. While this sounds like a victory for those of us who love visiting National Parks, Zion Park Ranger and incredible photographer Christina Adele has reminded people on her Facebook posts that this is actually a very bad, and potentially very dangerous, idea. So I decided to list the reasons why you should do your part to help conserve our National Park Land by avoiding the parks during this shutdown.

To see the five reasons, go here


Some National Parks Open, Some Not During #ShumerShutdown

Above, Lower Yellowstone Fall. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

During the 2013 government shutdown, President Obama vowed to make the shutdown "as painful as possible." 

However, during this year's #SchumerShutdown, President Trump is trying to keep open as many national parks and monuments as possible. We are seeing mixed results.

According to the Detroit News:
Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. – Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown. 
But across the country in New York, the nation’s most famous monuments to immigration — the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island — were closed. 
The Interior Department had vowed to keep open as many parks, monuments and public lands as possible during the shutdown, which began at midnight Friday on the East Coast. 
By mid-day Saturday, the pattern was spotty, and some visitors were frustrated. 
“My initial reaction is, they really kind of screwed up our day. We had a great day planned,” said Dan O’Meara, a California firefighter who wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. 
“But the next thing is, you know — it’s troubling that the people we voted in are not doing the job that they’re supposed to be doing. So, it’s very frustrating,” he said.

To read more, go here

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The New Poverty Capital: California

The "Golden State" under Democrat rule, is now the socialist "Garbage State" in America. 

It has surpassed Mississippi as the poorest state in America. This did not come from some right-wing blog, but from the pages of the Los Angeles Times.

In an Op-Ed of January 14, writer Kerry Jackson spelled it out.

She wrote:
Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income. 
Given robust job growth and the prosperity generated by several industries, it’s worth asking why California has fallen behind, especially when the state’s per-capita GDP increased approximately twice as much as the U.S. average over the five years ending in 2016 (12.5%, compared with 6.27%). 
Looking to help poor and low-income residents, California lawmakers recently passed a measure raising the minimum wage from $10 an hour to $15 an hour by 2022 — but a higher minimum wage will do nothing for the 60% of Californians who live in poverty and don’t have jobs. And research indicates that it could cause many who do have jobs to lose them. A Harvard University study found evidence that “higher minimum wages increase overall exit rates for restaurants” in the Bay Area, where more than a dozen cities and counties, including San Francisco, have changed their minimum-wage ordinances in the last five years. “Estimates suggest that a one-dollar increase in the minimum wage leads to a 14% increase in the likelihood of exit for a 3.5-star restaurant (which is the median rating),” the report says. These restaurants are a significant source of employment for low-skilled and entry-level workers.

The Conservative Tribune noted in their analysis of the Jackson article:
“Unfortunately, California, with 12 percent of the American population, is home today to roughly one in three of the nation’s welfare recipients. The generous spending, then, has not only failed to decrease poverty; it actually seems to have made it worse,” Jackson continued. 
“It’s as though welfare reform passed California by, leaving a dependency trap in place. Immigrants are falling into it: 55% of immigrant families in the state get some kind of means-tested benefits, compared with just 30% of natives.” 
Other reasons for California being the new capital of poverty? Californians spent 30 percent of their income on housing in 2015, in part because of government regulations around land use and the environment. 
“Counties and local governments have imposed restrictive land-use regulations that drove up the price of land and dwellings,” analyst Wendell Cox said. “Middle-income households have been forced to accept lower standards of living while the less fortunate have been driven into poverty by the high cost of housing.” 
That’s not the only place where the state’s exigent environmental regulations have hurt the middle class and poor. Some estimates have energy prices at 50 percent more than the national average due mostly to regulations. 
The great irony at work here is that this has been the Democrat playbook for decades now. We’re told that if we give the poorest among us welfare, it will spark the economy more than tax cuts because the impoverished will put that money back into the economy. Green energy — adopted in expedited fashion due to environmental regulations — was supposed to create new industries and economic growth as far as the windmill-trained eye could see. 
Instead, what we’ve seen is homelessness, shantytowns, extreme income inequality, joblessness, deficits, and all without discernible benefit to the state and the nation at large. Which raises the question: isn’t this what they said the conservative agenda would lead to?

This is what happens when you have only one political party, filled with lunatic socialists, running a state. There is no effective opposition to stop them from turning California into another Venezuela.

To read more, go here.

Yosemite National Park Is Open, But...

Above, the Visitor Center is closed, even though the park is open. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

For those who made plans to visit Yosemite National Park, there's some good news.

According to SF Gate (San Francisco Chronicle):
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on how the government shutdown is affecting national parks (all times local): 
10:30 a.m. 
Yosemite National Park in California is open to visitors despite the government shutdown but there'll be nobody to greet them, help them navigate the trails or even make sure they're in the right campground.

To read more on Yosemite and other #SchumerShutdown-affected national parks, go here

Graceland Named Best Tennessee Attraction

Above, the front entrance of Graceland. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The votes are in and counted and Elvis Presley's Graceland was named "Best Attraction In Tennessee".

According to Graceland.com:
Elvis Presley’s Graceland was voted #1 “Best Attraction in Tennessee” in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, it was announced today by 10Best.com.  Graceland was voted into the top spot by the general public and readers of USA Today’s popular 10Best online travel site, who were asked to cast their online ballot for their favorite attraction from a pool of 20 state attractions nominated by a panel of esteemed Tennessee travel writers and photographers.  Voting began on December 18, 2017 and ran through noon on January 15, 2018. 
This marks an impressive fourth USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award win for Elvis Presley’s legendary home, which was previously voted the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction” in 2015, and the #1 “Iconic American Attraction” in 2013 by USA Today 10Best readers.

To read more, go here

Tokyo To Survey Foreign Tourists Nightlife Needs

Above, Shibuya Crossing. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is about to survey foreign tourists about their nightlife preferences to get them to spend more.

According to the Japan Times:
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to survey foreign tourists on what they enjoy about the city’s nightlife to better cater to their interests while encouraging them to spend more, a source said Saturday. 
The central government, which is considering a similar survey, is joining Tokyo’s efforts to increase tourist spending. Despite the rapid increase in tourism, the average amount spent per traveler has declined in recent years.

To read more, go here

Friday, January 19, 2018


Above, the U.S. Senate before the vote to break the Democrat filibuster.

SOON: With the possibility of a government shutdown looming, Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell has called for a vote to break a Democratic filibuster.


L.A. Times Newsroom Workers Vote To Unionize

Back during my college years, I worked for the Los Angeles Times in Redondo Beach in their subscription sales department. During that time, the paper was run by the Chandler family. They took exceptional pride that they were not a union newspaper. This may sound odd, since the Times was a liberal newspaper, but that's the way it was. 

Since then, the Los Angeles Times was sold by the Chandlers and it has changed hands a few more times, mainly to incompetents. This has caused problems with the newspaper's staff. They saw regular cuts in benefits, raises and staff.

It appears they finally decided to fight back: They voted to unionize.

The Whittier Daily News reported:
LOS ANGELES — Newsroom employees at the Los Angeles Times voted overwhelmingly to unionize for the first time in the paper’s 136-year history, according to results tallied today. 
The results of the newsroom vote — tallied by the National Labor Relations Board — showed 248 employees voting in favor of unionizing, with 44 opposed. 
The L.A. Times Guild committee pushing for the union called the vote “a landslide victory, and a historic day for the Los Angeles Times newsroom.”
To me, this appears to be the beginning of the end of the Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles had another major daily newspaper (the one I actually preferred reading), the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. That newspaper was a union newspaper owned by the Hearst Corp. Unfortunately, the union called a strike in 1967 and that strike was so severe and long-lasting that it virtually ruined the Herald-Examiner. It never fully recovered from the effects of the strike and the paper folded on November 2, 1989. I worked for the Herald-Examiner during the summer of 1977 as a photographer for their South Bay section.

I can easily see the Los Angeles Times falling the same way as the Herald-Examiner did. Only time will tell.

To read more, go here.

Crunch Time

It is now past the halfway point of this month. I guess I am in "crunch time" with the impending close of the home sale and the move to New Mexico.

Things got a little complicated when I came down with the flu earlier this week. Thankfully, it is subsiding and I am getting some energy back. It should be completely gone in a few days.

With the lack of energy, I missed some days where I could have been packing. I did manage to go to U-Haul to pick up some more boxes today. It looks like it might rain tonight.

Jess will be heading to Iowa this coming Thursday. I will have to help her get her stuff in one place so the movers her dad hired can load everything up. She will then fly to Des Moines.

I will have to go to Gallup on January 28 to sign the final papers, do the final inspection walk-through, hand over the check and fly back home, all on the 29th. I will be flying to Albuquerque and renting a car there to drive to Gallup (125 miles).

Above, Asya and I back in October 2016 at the Odyssey Restaurant. Photo by Lori Thornhill.

In the meantime, Asya is in Los Angeles on a visit and wants to hang out before I move. We will probably meet up sometime this coming week. This will be the first time seeing her since the portrait unveiling party at the Odyssey Restaurant in October 2016. Since then, she's been in New York, St. Petersburg (Russia), China and other places.

There's other things I have to do and people to see before moving. Just hope I can get everything done before the movers show up on January 31.

Government Shutdown: Mail Delivery Yes, Yosemite No

Above, Yosemite's Half Dome. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The Democrats are up to their old extortion tricks, namely, shutting down the government if they don't get their way in having the Republicans meet their demands on DACA.

The House passed a government-wide four-week funding bill. Sen. Charles Schumer's Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster the bill.

From the Sacramento Bee:
It’s not a good weekend to plan that road trip for a wintertime twirl on the ice under Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. 
The prospect of a government shutdown means the park gate – and the vendor who’d rent you those ice skates – might be closed for business as of Saturday, unless Congress can strike a deal to keep the federal workforce running. 
As of Thursday, leaders at federal agencies said they’re still hoping lawmakers can overcome differences to keep their doors open after this weekend. The hang-up appears to be over whether a deal for a new spending bill should also extend immigration protections for people known as “Dreamers” whose parents brought them to the U.S. at a young age. 
“We fully expect the government to remain open, however in the event of a shutdown, national parks will remain as accessible as possible,” a spokesman for the National Parks Service said. 
Still, agencies are making plans just in case they have to send some workers home. In California, 140,000 civilians work for the federal government. 
Here’s a look at how the shutdown might affect you and the government services you use.
To read more, go here

Lunatic AG Becerra: ‘We Will Prosecute’ Employers Who Cooperate with Federal Immigration Officials

The Looney Left Report

The lunatics have definitely taken over the asylum known as California.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that he would "prosecute" employers who cooperate with federal immigration officials.

Breitbart reported:
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) says his office “will prosecute” employers who cooperate with federal immigration officials to deport criminal illegal aliens from the United States. 
In a press conference on Thursday, the pro-open borders attorney general warned California employers of new state laws that barred businesses from providing information on illegal aliens to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency that would aid in deportations.

Small wonder why some eastern California counties want to secede from California to form their own state.

To read more, go here

Men Have Better Friends Than Women

Friendship among Women: 

A woman didn't come home one night. The next morning she told her
husband that she had slept over at a friend's house. The man called
his wife's 10 best friends. None of them knew anything about it.

Friendship among Men: 

A man didn't come home one night. The next morning he told his
wife that he had slept over at a friend's house. The woman called
her husband's 10 best friends. Eight confirmed that he had slept
over, and two said he was still there.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Interior Department Cheers Resignations

Above, a view from Old Faithful Inn. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Nine members of an advisory committee on the national parks resigned. The liberal media has been screaming over this. For the Trump Administration, the resignations were just a political stunt and they're glad to see them goPark Ser.

According to The Hill:
The Interior Department said it welcomes the resignations of most members of an advisory committee on national parks. 
In letters first reported Tuesday by The Washington Post, advisory committee members said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wasn’t meeting with them or consulting them on key issues like his proposal to increase some parks’ fees. 
But Interior spokeswoman Heather Swift said in a statement the nine members of the 12-person National Park System Advisory Board had ignored sexual assault problems at the National Park Service (NPS) while supporting former Director Jonathan Jarvis despite ethics violations, among other problems.

To read more, go here

Wyoming's Two National Parks Saw Record Visitation In 2017

Above, Grand Teton National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Wyoming's two national parks saw high visitor numbers in 2017.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported:
Grand Teton National Park announced a record number of visitations in 2017 for the fourth consecutive year. The park received more than 4.9 million visits, according to a news release, a increase of 3 percent more than the prior record set in 2016. 
The high volume included August, when tens of thousands of people descended on the park to view the total solar eclipse. Park officials noted 65,000 more visitors compared to the prior August. 
Yellowstone National Park recorded its second busiest year on record, according to numbers released Wednesday. 
The park had slightly more than 4.1 million in 2017, just under the more than 4.2 million visits recorded in 2016.

To read more, go here.

Bryce and Zion National Parks Set Attendance Records In 2017

Above, a natural rock arch at Bryce Canyon. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The figures are out and two of Utah's national parks set new attendance records in 2017.

According to the St. George Daily Spectrum:
Utah's most popular national parks are only getting more popular, with both Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park reporting record numbers of visitors in 2017. 
Zion National Park saw more than 4.5 million visitors over the course of the year, a 5 percent increase over 2016, which had been the record year with 4.3 million visitors, according to figures published by the National Park Service. 
At Bryce Canyon, the figure was 2.6 million, a 9-percent increase over 2016, which was also the previous record holder at 2.4 million. Both parks have seen visitation grow by more than 40 percent since 2010, with steady increases in traffic each year. 
The new record figures come just as park service officials are considering a controversial fee hike and a potential online reservation system for Zion.

To read more, go here

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Flu or Cold?

We've been hearing a lot about this year's flu season. It has been worse this season and has caused a number of deaths.

I came down with a cold or flu a month ago during the fires in and around the San Fernando Valley. I went to the doctor and the prescribed medication knocked it off in short order.

Last night, I was having bouts of sneezing and coughing, which continued on today. I don't know if this is another cold or flu or the same one from a month ago that decided to come back.

Fortunately for me, I have ten day's worth of Montelukast tablets left over from last month's bout. I started taking them last night.

If this is a new cold/flu, I suspect it came from when I went to the market or U-Haul last Friday. This came abruptly and at the wrong time since I have a lot of packing to do.

What's the difference between a flu and a cold? According to the Center For Disease Control (CDC):

Flu vs Cold

Signs and SymptomsInfluenzaCold
Symptom onsetAbruptGradual
FeverUsual; lasts 3-4 daysRare
AchesUsual; often severeSlight
ChillsFairly commonUncommon
Fatigue, weaknessUsualSometimes
Stuffy noseSometimesCommon
Sore throatSometimesCommon
Chest discomfort, coughCommon; can be severeMild to moderate; hacking cough

Flu Symptoms

DHS Preparing To Arrest Leaders of Sanctuary Cities

Well, it is about time that the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice got the wheels in motion to deal with sanctuary cities and sanctuary states.

The Washington Times reported:
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts. 
“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. 
Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer. 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community.

I'd love to see Gov. Jerry Brown and mayors and city council members tossed in jail.

To read more, go here

A Guide To The Best ‘Lost In Translation’ Spots In Tokyo

Above, Q-Front and Shibuya Scramble. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The movie Lost In Translation was released about a year or two after my first trip to Japan and just before the first G-TOUR in 2004.

In commemoration of the release of Lost In Translation, Gaijinpot.com has a guide to the best Lost In Translation spots in Tokyo.

It begins with:
It has been a decade and a half now since the year Lost in Translation, the romantic comedy-drama starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, first hit theaters. More than any other film, this is the one that foreigners coming to Tokyo for the first time seem to most associate with the city. 
Up-to-date with the most recent info as of January 2018, we take a comprehensive look here at the real-life locations featured in the film: from famous landmarks like the Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel in Shinjuku to spots that take some more tracking down like the exact karaoke box in Shibuya where Murray and Johansson’s characters sang songs with their Japanese friends.

To read the guide, go here

Monday, January 15, 2018


Sierra On Top

Jess yelled from the living room saying I should come in and see something.

When I did, this is what I saw:

Above, Sierra found a new perch. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Discounts Seniors Didn’t Know They Could Get

Above, Lower Yellowstone Fall. The lifetime senior park pass is number 16 on the list. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Many of us baby boomers have entered or nearing "geezerhood" (becoming a senior citizen). With that, and relying upon retirement savings and Social Security, money is limited. 

We know about senior discounts at restaurants, but there's more money-saving benefits seniors can get access to.

Life'd has posted a list of 19 discounts that many seniors didn't know they can get.

They begin with:
There are many special discounts that are available to seniors. Retirees are offered discounts at most retailers, restaurants, parks, on public transport and at hotels. But you won’t get these discounts unless YOU ASK for them. 
Simply ask the question, “Do you offer a senior discount?” and see how much you can save. You’ll be able to save money every time you find yourself reaching for your wallet or purse. Here is a list of 19 discounts seniors get only if they know to ask about them in 2018. Not only can you read about them here, you can click the links provided if you want to take advantage of these special discounts.

To read more, go here

Black Eye for Hawaii and Its Governor

Above, the Hawaii Capitol building from our tour bus. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Liberal buffoons like Keith Olbermann and actress Jaime Lee Curtis tried to blame President Trump for the ballistic missile alert false alarm and response that took place in Hawaii, but the blame rests with the Democrats who run the state.

The blame for the poor response is being placed by none other than the New York Times.

They wrote:
The false alarm about an incoming ballistic missile that sent Hawaii into a panic this weekend threatened to turn into a major embarrassment for the state and its politically endangered governor, David Y. Ige, as Hawaii officials moved to head off damage to Hawaii’s biggest industry, tourism. 
The Federal Communications Commission said on Sunday that its initial investigation of the mistaken alert had concluded that Hawaii did not have “reasonable safeguards or process controls in place” in its emergency notification process. The alert was sent to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday morning when a state employee pushed the wrong button in the midst of a shift-change safety drill. It then took 38 minutes for the agency to withdraw the alert. 
The prospect of a battery of investigations by state and federal lawmakers, with public testimony about the timeline of events, suggested that the alert would probably be a dominant subject in Hawaii life for months to come. 
And it quickly emerged as an issue for Mr. Ige, 60, a soft-spoken engineer and a Democrat who is up for re-election this year, and whose leadership style had already been criticized as tepid. He held a news conference five hours after the mistake to apologize, and frequently yielded the microphone to other officials. 
“This is one of the worst things that could happen to an incumbent governor who has already been criticized for his lack of leadership,” said Colin Moore, director of the Public Policy Center at the University of Hawaii. “There is no more obvious test of leadership than responding to what happened yesterday.” 
“This story isn’t going to go away,” Mr. Moore said. “It’s going to haunt his re-election campaign all the way to the August primary. Everyone is going to want to talk about their story — that morning when they were terrified, and why it took the governor so long to respond.” 
Mr. Ige issued a statement on Sunday apologizing again for the bungled alert. “I can personally assure each and every resident and visitor that steps have already been taken by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to ensure that a situation of this type never happens again,” he said. 
Across Hawaii on Sunday, people spoke about gathering their families for what they thought would be their last moments, until the “false alarm” announcement went out. 
“Why did it take so long to correct the mistake?” said Jamie Higa, 34, a real estate agent. “Whoever is responsible clearly failed to do his job. The governor isn’t directly responsible for what happened, but he is our top elected official.” 
Representative Colleen Hanabusa, who is challenging Mr. Ige in the Democratic primary in August, repeatedly questioned in an interview why it took so long for the alert to be rescinded. 
“Thirty-eight minutes — and the fear and the anxiety and everything that it caused for the people and for our visitors,” she said. “This is going to have a major consequence for our visitor industry as well. Either people think we are incompetent, or we are not safe.” 
“The governor and his administration did not handle this correctly,” she continued. “You cannot have people driving 100 miles an hour on the freeway and having visitors shelter in place. Immediately, what he should have done is checked and verified whether it is real or not real, and if it was not real, tell people immediately, not 38 minutes later.”

Yes, like California, Hawaii is a beautiful state, and it is also run by inept Democrats.

To read more, go here.

Graceland Body Mystery

Above, Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Here's a weird story.

An Ohio woman allegedly passed away from natural causes across the street from Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis and was taken by a flagged ambulance. Now nobody can seem to find any trace of her body.

According to Ohio.com:
Philip and Roberta Snider left their Hartville home Jan. 4 for possibly their last trip to Graceland, the Tennessee home of Elvis Presley. 
Only Philip made it home. 
He told his family, and later police, that Roberta — who would have turned 70 on Monday and had several serious medical issues — died in their Ford F-150 in a Memphis hotel parking lot across the street from the place that bills itself as the world’s most famous rock ’n’ roll residence. 
Philip never called 911. He told police he saw an ambulance in a parking lot adjacent to the motel and waved it down for help. 
Emergency medical technicians whisked Roberta’s body away, Philip told police, but he didn’t know where they took her, so he came home. 
Roberta’s brother called Hartville police this week after hearing what happened, hoping they could help the family bring Roberta’s body home. 
“We talked to her husband who said she passed of natural causes,” Hartville Police Chief Larry Dordea said Thursday. “At first blush, what happened seemed reasonable.” 
But Dordea has since discovered that Tennessee authorities have no record of Roberta’s body, nor any Jane Doe who matches her description.

To read more, go here.

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