Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Swastikas: Forward and Back



Patty has a new hypothesis about the swastikas that came after the exes on Mansonite foreheads. Notice Charlie and Bruce both have clockwise swastikas, like the BEL swastika. Almost like a big "fuck you," no?

Then in the 70's the girls have the reverse swastika that is stylized in the same way as the BEL swastika, but BACKWARDS. Another fuck you? "We are no longer exed out of your society, but we disagree with everything you are, so we are your mirror image."

Thoughts for a rainy day. People, the truth is right under our noses, right over their noses, and always has been. That's Patty's story and she's sticking to it.

Thanks to Candy and Nuts for many of the above images. You rock!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Debra Tate and Don Wilson

Some who read this blog wonder why we are so hard on Debra Tate.  This post will present just one more reason why we think that Debra Tate disgraces the words Victims' Advocate along with her mother and sisters' memory of victims' advocacy each and every time she uses it as her title.

Don Wilson is an Elvis impersonator, a recording artist, song writer, production consultant and has his fingers in many pies related to the entertainment industry according to his profile page at Linkedin.  At the end of his profile summary he states that he is Debra Tate's assistant.

As recently as this past week Don Wilson has been posting like crazy on his many social networking accounts Facebook, TwitterTumbler and Pinterest  about a petition that Debra Tate is circulating to ask Governor Brown to veto Bruce Davis's parole.  With Debra's knowledge and  approval he has asked people to sign this petition and she has publically thanked him for doing so.

Don Wilson is a convicted sex offender.  He plead guilty to two counts out of the 37 counts he was originally charged with involving lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age.  He worked out a plea deal which is done in many cases involving children to spare the child the stress and anguish of testifying in court.

The fact that Don Wilson is a registered sex offender is not new news.  He was arrested in 2004 for these crimes and convicted in 2005.  There was plenty of chatter on blogs and forums about him and his association with Debra Tate in both 2005 and 2006 with extensive dialogue.  Debra is not ignorant to his crimes.  What is new is that Debra continues a relationship with this guy by employing him as her assistant and condones him acting on her behalf.

Doris Tate found herself in a similar situation with Bill Nelson.  The difference between Debra and her mother is that Doris ran as fast and far away from Nelson as she could when she learned of Nelson's child molestation conviction and Debra seems to have run directly to Don Wilson offering him an assistant's job and allows him to be a spokesman for her work as a victims advocate.  Where is Debra's compassion for Don Wilson's victim(s)?

I think most people faced with a situation as this would distance themselves from that person and try to surround themselves with people who are above reproach.  Not Debra....

Colonel Scott published a couple of posts about Don Wilson and his sex offender ways back in 2005/6 with some informative comments by his readers.  As usual the Colonel was on top of the story thanks to his contacts at the now defunct Killed The Sixties forum who first revealed Don Wilson as a sex offender.

And a link to a Google Groups thread on Don Wilson

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Manson-type character from Hawaii Five-O 1968

Sitting here watching Netflix, and found a bunch of seasons of the old (and best) Hawaii Five-O shows from 1968 and on. I couldn't believe my eyes when I watched an episode entitled "Up Tight" from Season 1, episode 14. In this episode, young girls are being fed drugs, and getting brainwashed by an older, charming, charismatic dude named "David" who tells the girls that "all is one." He also won't take any of the drugs himself, UNTIL.....Well, won't tell you anymore. You will have to watch it! Sound familiar? The guy who played David in this episode also had dark hair, and a huge unibrow. Of course, there are differences too, like the character being an ex-professor, ala Timothy Leary. Hey, I wonder if Charlie ever watched this episode when it aired in 1968? For those of you who don't have Netflix, it might be on YouTube. I guess there were a lot of "Manson-like dudes" running around all over the place way back then!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Squeaky's Mental Exam Audio Is Released

Last November the Sacramento Bee requested the audio tape of Squeaky Fromme's mental exam that was given after she made the attempted assassination on President Ford.  It was released today.

Read about it HERE and listen to portions of the tape.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Blogger Cybot once asked:

"How did the drug market develop in Califormia in these times? Did they use cocaine even in the 60s or in the cocaine wave in the 70s?"

Patty has been thinking about this for the longest time. In her not so young life, she has made some interesting contacts, one of which she posited the following question:

P: "Where was most of the coke coming from in Southern California,circa 1969? One place, different places, was it the Mob, or...?

FOB:"Patty, as best I remember, coke in '69 was strictly a rock star thing. By '73 it was starting to hit the scene, and in a way it changed the whole drug scene. Not in a good way, for the most part. It surprised me that people turned away from psychedelics and even pot for its nice but limited appeal. It was more mystique than effects. Who moved it? A big narco network developed, originating in Colombia and Peru,and of course, the CIA when it became a huge moneymaker. But in '69 it was still pretty limited to people who had money to burn."

Now. before Patty asks this question, please know that Patty does not think Jay was a bad guy for liking cocaine. However: what do you all think this means in relation to Jay, whose cocaine was found at Cielo Drive and cleared out of Easton Drive by Jay's staff right quick? Please weigh in!

"I don't like cocaine, but it smells fabulous." - Unknown

Monday, April 21, 2014

And The Sea Will Tell

After Vincent Bugliosi left the LA DA's office he went into private practice.  One of his cases was the defense of Stephanie Stearns who along with her boyfriend, Buck Duane Walker, was accused of murdering Mac and Muff Graham on an atoll in the Pacific called Palmyra.  Originally the couple was arrested for stealing the Graham's boat not long after the Graham's had disappeared in 1974.   It was not until the remains of Muff Graham were found in 1981 did the two eventually face murder charges.
The two had separate trials with Walker having a public defender for his attorney.  He was tried first, found guilty of the two murders and sentenced to life in prison.   Stearns came from a more affluent background and her family hired Bugliosi to defend her.  Stearns was acquitted.
Bugliosi wrote the book And the Sea Will Tell after Stearns acquittal.  This book outraged me and I know from having read a few comments at this blog that others here feel the same way.  Any shred of respect I may have had for Bugliosi was completely gone.  His ego absolutely screamed in the book and he was ever so pleased with himself that he was able to win an acquittal for Stearns.
Recently I learned that the remains of Muff Graham were never claimed by her family and have never received a proper burial.  Instead the remains have been at the FBI office in Hawaii and become a quasi teaching tool with Muff's skull being passed around during lectures.  How sad is that?
A retired Los Angeles public defender, Tom Bucy, discovered this while doing research for a book he has written on the Palmyra Atoll murders.  He is now trying to locate Muff's family and return her remains to them.
You can read the story HERE.

Stephanie Stearns is currently living in Hawaii.  I found that Buck Duane Walker was granted parole in 2007.  He moved to the small town of Willets in Mendocino County CA.  He died in 2010.  The story of Walker's death and a pretty good summation of the crimes appeared in the Willets newspaper.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Manson Family Geriatrics

Over the last couple of years, or however long I have had the opportunity of writing for this wonderful blog, I have always been totally, 100% against any of the Hinman/Tate/LaBianca/Shea murderers getting released. I have always thought "lock them up, and throw away the key" until I read something that made me question my previous judgement. By the way, Tex Watson isn't included in my "compassion." I can't think of any solid reason to ever release that person incubus onto society.

Anyway, what I am talking about is a report that was done by the group "Legal Services for Prisoners with Children." The report is called "Dignity Denied: The Price of Imprisoning Older Women in California." Now, I know this report is about older WOMEN in California prisons, but I think a lot of the same factors could be applied to geriatric men as well, Charles Manson included. Guess who was a contributor to this report, amongst others? Leslie Van Houten, and Betty Broderick (of A Woman Scored: The Betty Broderick Story fame). Since this report was done in 2005, I was a little surprised that Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel didn't give any input, since, technically they are/were in the same boat. This report is a bit long, so whenever you have time, please read it, and let us know what you think. Compassionate release, or lock them up, and throw away the key? Other alternatives would be a nursing home-type facility, or home confinement. I guess I am one of those that thinks maybe a nursing-home type situation is better. Maybe not 100% freedom, but confinement in a safer, more humane environment. I know these women, especially PK and LVH did a terrible, horrible thing, but they are still elderly human beings. Here is the link:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


With Philipe Forquet

The Wedding

The First Anniversary


Pic added for Venus (see comments)