Wednesday, September 29, 2010


San Bruno, California, panorama, looking towar...Image via WikipediaPEOPLE SCAMMING SAN BRUNO COUNTY

I know times are hard for everyone in the United States of America. The unemployment rate is high, people are wondering how they are going to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. The County of San Bruno is having a tough enough time trying to get people who were affected in the natural gas explosion on September 9, 2010, some kind of aid so they can get back on their feet.

When every there is a disaster you will always have the scammers coming out of the holes they live in trying to get something for nothing.
Praying on the weak and distraught. San Bruno has had its share of these low life bottom feeders. Daniel Stansbury of Los Altos is the fifth person who claimed he was a victim of San Bruno natural gas explosion.

These type of people have the nerve to plead not guilty. They need to be held without bail, because if they would do something like this what’s stopping them from jumping bail. It sure makes me mad when I here stories like this, because everyone is having hard times. For all you scammers out their you will get yours in this world and in the after life.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Singling out Singletary!

San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary...Image via Wikipedia
As an avid pro football fan and former television sportscaster, I've followed the career of Mike Singletary with awe and respect....from his playing days as a Hall of Fame middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears, to his recent post as headcoach of the San Francisco 49ers.
His honest, no-nonsense style has added a positive swagger to the team, and in two short years he's reincarnated the 49ers back into playoff form, in my opinion!
However, last week Mike un-characteristically lost his cool during a tense T.V. interview in Santa Clara with KPIX-TV's sports director Dennis O'Donnell, after the head coach was asked about difficulty getting plays called during the team's first game...a blowout loss in Seattle.
For the first time ever, I questioned Singletary's integrity in handling this situation. Yes, it may have been bad timing!  Yes, Singletary looked tired and agitated from the outset! 
Yes, the team was preparing for an intense Monday night game against the defending world champion New Orleans Saints, and this was probably just his "pappa bear" style of watching over his cubs!.
Still,   there was no call for Singletary to snap at O'Donnell following a few reverently asked and fairly phrased questions about his expectations of quarterback Alex Smith regarding play calling and clock management!
"I don't want to talk about any of that", shouted Singletary. "I only want to talk about New Orleans if you want to talk about them. Next Question!"
O'Donnel looked stunned, Singletarly appeared vindicated, and the interview ended abruptly in embarrasing fashion. 
Frankly, I was more embarrased for Singletary, and ironically.... the 49ers ended up losing a heart breaker  to the Saints that night at Candlestick Park.(now called Bill Walsh Field)
The story doesn't end there, however, as O'Donnell was immediately removed as host of this "Coaches Corner" interview segment, and replaced with field reporter Kim Coyle. 
Question!  WHY does the reporter(interviewer) ALWAYS get the short end of the stick?
In this instance,  the show is part of a contract partnership whereas the 49ers have editorial input power,  and spokesman Bob Lange claims the change in hosts was "a joint agreement to give future interviews a better dynamic".
I think it was more the case of Singletary getting ticked off at O'Donnell, and wanting a new interviewer!  Either way, the move sparked many heated comments from fans around the Bay Area such as:
"O'Donnell did nothing wrong. It was Singletarly who acted like an idiot!"
"He's lucky he isn't in a more aggressive media market like Philly, Chicago, or New York....where Singletarly would never make it!'  
"You get your ass handed to you by a team like Seattle with 15 new starters, and THAT is a situation where you have to be smarter. Get this guy out of here!"   
"Singletary is now officially on the NUT LIST.  The reporter just asked him questions that any fan would want to know the answers to....and the coach says the interviewer baited him?  How stupid!"
"We're talking post concussion syndrome here.  If this is how Singletary's handling things, he's un-prepared for the job, and ON the short list for goodbye coach land!"
Ok. Ok! These comments may be a little "over the top",  because what happened to O'Donnell is just the way things often work!  When I was a TV sports reporter I saw the same thing happen to a few colleagues.
While I always played fair, I was also careful to maintain healthy relationships with head coaches.  It was either that or start looking for another job!
Five years ago,  'KNBR' sports radio host Larry Krueger was fired outright in San Francisco  for harsh, questionable, and boarderline racist comments directed at Giants baseball manager Felipe Alou, along with several Central American-born teammates.
This time the coach was dead right to complain and DEMAND that  Krueger be fired!  However, O'Donnell didn't deserve his demotion!
Fortunately, he's still the sports director and lead sports anchor at KPIX, and Singletary did express a little bit of  remorse following the incident.  
"I say things that I feel, and I have to do a better job of not letting the media bait me the way they did in last week's incident.  I have to do a better job at that end, and I have to be smarter in that sort of situation".
After the fact, I'm still pulling for Mike Singletary to succeed, and,  while Kim Coyle should fill in nicely as his new show host, O'Donnell is also still around, and will survive.
Let's just hope for the 49ers, and their fans... that THEY are still around when playoff time arrives!
After all,  this is the year Singletary's team is highley expected  to step up and take part in post season play--or else HE may very well be looking for another coaching job!
Good luck to the 49ers, and, being fonder of their East Bay Area Rival in Oakland....GO RAIDERS!!
Thanks, and stay logged on to
Sincerely, PeteCam4
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Monday, September 13, 2010


Gas Explosion, San Bruno, CaliforniaImage by DigitalGlobe-Imagery via FlickrOn Thursday September 9, 2010, a neighborhood in San Bruno was devastated when a natural gas line exploded. People where get home from work, children were getting home from after school activities. Ready to prepare dinner, get started on home work and do thing all of us do after a long day away home. Then all of a sudden everyone was running for their lives, as their neighborhood went up in flames. A lot of people escaped with their lives, but some did not. It is a good thing this happened during the day time instead of at night when people were in their beds asleep. The casualties could have been enormous.

This kind of thing could have happened in any neighborhood in this country. I hope and pray that PG&E move swiftly to find out the cause to this explosion and prevent it from happening again. Streetwise Special Delivery Courier Service sends our prays out to the community in San Bruno California.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010


A modern Arabic Quran with Persian translation...Image via Wikipedia

First of all burning of any Holy Book, I my opinion is wrong. The Rev.Terry Jones is out of his so called Christian mind, he is supposed to be a Christian but he is a devil in disguise. He is a bigot and is saying every Muslim is no good and their Quran should be burned. His actions on September 11, 2010 would open old wounds that have been trying to kneel since that horrific day nine years ago. The Rev. Terry Jones actions will get a lot of people riled up especially the Muslim community. Who knows what they will do. Over in Afghanistan their already burning the American Flag and saying down with American Christianity. The Quran hasn’t been burned yet.

Rev. Terry Jones wants to burn the Quran because the Islamic community in New York wants to build a Islamic Center near ground zero. I think if the American people don’t want it built then they should protest and make their voices heard. Well The Rev. Terry Jones called off the burning of the Quran. This is a good idea on his part, because of all the violence his actions would have had on our Military and the American people. I think some people take this freedom of speech to serious. They don’t really take into consideration the consequences of what their saying will have on someone.

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