The killing that just happened in Thousand Oaks, California still has a lot of people in shock. Here is a clip from today’s John and Ken show that is heard locally here in Los Angeles on 50,000 Watt Radio Station KFI.
A special thank you to all of my followers and readers who are in Europe, Asia, and Africa. This audio media clip was placed here for you to hear what the locals here are saying in Los Angeles.
California is more like Chicago in that it has stricter gun laws than other areas. There is a reason that these killings will continue. What is it? It is a known fact that when you take a U.S. soldier and put him or her in harm’s way for more than two tours of duty, it shreds their brain and creates huge PTSD.
The clip is 3 Minutes and 7 Seconds.
P.S. Live updates at the Los Angeles times can be found here:
Reflections Of My Life In Film Development by Mitch Santell
There are people in this world who are passionate about getting a true story made. I was one of those people. While the majority of my creative life has been spent in producing music and syndicated talk radio, I did dabble in the 1990’s with launching a film development company.
Throughout my own life, I noticed that God has blessed me with this ability to get to anyone that I want too. As I have stated before in previous blog postings, I am absolutely not a famous person, I have just had the opportunity to work with several dozen big names over the past 40 years. In the grand scheme of things, I thank God every day that I did not have more success in this way because the majority of my contemporaries are either ill, dead or had to take a day job.
Film development in my observations leaves behind many shredded lives because you have people who are competing for their vision of a finished film.
In the mid-1990’s I went after 2 film ideas, this blog posting is about the first one, “Billionaire Boys Club.” The second one, “The Magic Years,” (The True Story of Steve Martin at Disneyland is another story), I’ll save for another entry.
Santell Entertainment Group started out as an idea on a napkin in the mid-1990’s. Joe Hunt first came to my attention during my days in the seminar business at IBI (Income Builders International) through one of the students I was able to get to Joe Hunt’s wife. Oh, Joe was already in jail when this came to my attention.
Joe’s wife was charming and did an excellent job of convincing me that Mr. Hunt would go along with my proposal and we could make something beautiful happen. You also have to remember that The Billionaire Boys Club had already been broadcast as a TV movie with Judd Nelson and it was seeing the TV version that inspired me to go after a big screen version of the story.
Truth is stranger than fiction, and I have learned during my 60+ years on this earth that life imitates art, not the other way around.
For almost six months, I had the opportunity to speak to Joe Hunt at least six times and each conversation was recorded as he was in prison.
This is a message from Joe Hunt who is still attempting to be released from prison.
A Los Angeles County jury convicted Hunt in 1987 of killing Ron Levin, who disappeared in 1984. Prosecutors have said Hunt killed Levin over a false promise to rescue the financially struggling “club,” which purported to invest members’ money in commodities but was mostly a Ponzi scheme that relied on new cash infusions to keep it afloat.
Hunt argues Levin faked his own death to escape a pending fraud case.
Hunt, 59, is hoping to capitalize on Brown’s desire to burnish his gubernatorial legacy during his last two months in office. The termed-out Democrat took office eight years ago vowing to reduce the prison population and reform harsh criminal justice laws, which includes reconsidering some life without parole sentences.
Brown’s office said the governor has given 42 inmates with those sentences a chance at parole during his two terms in office, including 18 this year.
With time running out on Brown’s final term, Hunt and his family have launched a publicity blitz to sway the governor to commute his sentence before he leaves office in early January.
For most of an hour-long telephone interview with The Associated Press, Hunt displayed the same confident, enthusiastic and articulate hustle that he used to convince his wealthy high school buddies to join his “investment club” with their families’ money. Hunt originally named the group after a favourite restaurant — Bombay Bicycle Club — but it became known as the Billionaire Boys Club because of the hedonistic gang’s larger-than-life presence in Los Angeles.
“I see other men similarly situated getting commutations and figured ‘Why not me, too?'” he said.
Brown’s spokesman Evan Westrup declined comment on Hunt’s appeal, saying the governor does not comment on commutation applications.
The deal memo I wrote with my attorney was re-written numerous time. Each time Joe Hunt would cross out specific items and re-write the agreement in his own writing.
The bottom line was that I was not able to keep the rights to make The Billionaire’s Boy Club because while Joe Hunt was very charming, the guy absolutely would not give up any kind of creative control of the picture.
It was like I was being punished for living on the outside of prison.
(Trailer from the 1987 TV Movie with Judd Nelson).
In October of 2018, the Los Angeles Times ran an article written by Richard Winton about Joe Hunt’s passion for wanting to get out of prison.
Once a criminal always a criminal. Why? The prison that Joe Hunt sits in has institutionalized him. This is not my best guess, this is the truth.
Here is what Joe had to say recently about what he is doing in prison:
I wish I had more sympathy for Joe Hunt. He cost me time, money and a missed opportunity. All I did was weave and bob as I attempted to put a deal together with a man who is not to be believed. Shame on you Joe.
There is one bizarre postscript to this entire story, and that is Kevin Spacey starred in The Billionaire’s Boys Club released in 2018. Why do I know? I am sitting here in Palm Desert watching the film on the Showcase channel.
Want to hear the ultimate irony? The new version of the film made a total of 126.00 Dollars on opening day.
On October 10, 2015, I launched a two-hour show radio show every Saturday night on American Freedom Radio.
It is now almost three years since I initially launched the show and decided that my followers here at AfterHollywood.Online might enjoy hearing some of my thoughts on the state of American and the world at that time. A lot of it still applies to right here right now in 2018.
In the very near future, I’ll be launching a brand new podcast that is in pre-production right now, and as I formulate the new show, I openly share with you my last show. (Remnants and Luminaries).
The new show? It will be of course: “AfterHollywood.Online.” I think you’ll like it and it will be a different format than any other show I’ve done.
Make it a great day, enjoy your weekend and remember to do something kind and extraordinary for someone that makes a positive difference in their life.
One final note: Think about how much things have changed since 2015 and think about where we are in 2018 during the mid-term elections. It is a wild ride! Since this recording was made, I did acquire an iPhone 7s because it is just a necessity in America in 2018. May my comments inspire you and don’t hesitate to reach out to me any time you have a comment, question or a connection to share. Peace happy followers!
“In the Kingdom of the Blind, the ONE EYED shall be King”
‘This drug……IMPEDES mind control.’–Fritz Springmeier
“Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.”—George Bernard Shaw
Living in a household with two politically active parents, both in local politics as well as national, I got to watch and experience what it means to be an American.
At ten years of age (in 1967) my Mom had me walking local precincts to make sure that people were signed up to vote.
Yes, we were Democrats, but we were moderates who came from the John F. Kennedy era.
The Democratic Party that you are watching, witnessing and cringing at in 2018 is not the party of John F. Kennedy nor is it even the party of Bill Clinton and Al Gore back in 1998.
SGT Report provides phenomenal videos on a daily basis on what is happening in America. Yes, I am a subscriber to the channel, and if you can subscribe or even make a small donation, this guy is spot on!
America, for the most part, is genuinely grateful to have a President who is looking out for America first.
As you watch the video, see if you can spot the deep-seated anger of Hillary Clinton who was the front-runner for the Democratic Party who also destroyed the Bernie Sanders Campaign.
The way the Democrats in Washington D.C. are acting I am ashamed and became a Republican and voted for Donald J. Trump. Want to know a secret? Most Trump supporters can’t even tell their family and friends they voted for Trump but at the end of the day, I prefer to live in the Constitutional Republic known as America thank you very much!
Ever since blogging became mainstream people have been debating about how long blog posts should be. A lot of bloggers may read one or two posts on it, and try to follow the rules – never revisiting the issue for as long as they blog. This can be a mistake.
For a definitive answer, the following are three things to consider when you’re trying to decide how long your blog posts should be.
The most embarrassing events that I have ever watched in Washington D.C. happened over the past 30 days. As a Patriotic American, I am still cringing at what others outside the USA must be thinking.
Shall we play a game of she said he said? (51 seconds).
Dr. Ford has a fear of flying which she explains here: ( 2:03 Length).
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Observing The Homeless Culture in America by Mitch Santell
The American culture and experience is shifting big time. Here in Los Angeles, California, we have over 60,000+ homeless that are living on the street in downtown. Read this post, I think it will make you think.
It’s hard to get laid. Even harder when you’re homeless. I live in a parking lot in Austin, Texas. It’s surrounded by baseball fields where little kids hit tee balls and bigger ones slug softballs. On Friday nights I watch the games. Next to my spot is a dumpster. It’d be fun to shit in there but my parking lot has a bathroom. For some this structure acts as a four walled crack chamber. Beside the toilet I find burnt foil and straws. On the outer wall of the stall there’s a huge scrawl of graffiti. It’s been painted over in beige but you can read what it says: HOWARD DEAN SUCKS IT FOR METH. Other bums, the true bums, stream in and out with beer, making way for the woods. At night gutter punks sit in the stands though I don’t know what they do. There’s also more car…
You have to admit that the current political show regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Blasey Ford in Washington D.C. is an absolute nightmare.
Want to know how bad it is? Voice over actress Rachel Butera provided a perfect impression of Dr. Ford and deleted her Twitter account over it.
To me, America has become a bunch of grown up’s who act like 13-year-olds and can’t even make fun of themselves.
Here is what Variety’s Todd Spangler had to say about Rachael Butera.
Butera, before her Twitter account disappeared altogether, tried to backtrack and apologize for posting the Ford video.
“I was by no means mocking a rape victim I am 100% on Christine Blasy [sic] Ford’s side!” the 45-year-old voice actor wrote in a tweet Thursday. “I am just a vocal impressionist and decided to imitate her voice but it was a mistake. I apologize a and I believe ALl women.”
“Star Wars Resistance” is set to debut on Disney Channel with a one-hour premiere on Sunday, Oct. 7. The series, set prior to the events of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” follows a young Resistance pilot (voiced by Christopher Sean) who’s enlisted to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.
Butera also voices White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in CBS’s “Murphy Brown” reboot. Her other credits include “Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time,” Amazon’s “The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle” and a guest appearance on “Family Guy.” She’s also a past winner of “The Howard Stern Show” impressions contest and appeared as a contestant on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” according to the bio on her website. Butera is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and CESD Talent.
She is not a sympathetic figure. She is not a confused, traumatized victim attempting to grapple with the fragmented memories of a past incident. The record clearly reveals that this to be nonsense. She is a malicious liar who has put herself at the service of malignant political clique for the purpose of undercutting the stated will and intentions of the people of this country.
It is a simple fact that Kavanaugh’s accusers on the committee are proven liars – Feinstein in withholding the letter in the first place (not to mention denying how it became public), Booker concerning his good friend T-Bone, along with his “Spartacus moment”, Blumenthal concerning his heroism in Vietnam. The stunning irony here is that Judge Kavanaugh is demonstrably more honest than any of his accusers.
This is the central truth of the Kavanaugh case. It must be hammered relentlessly, to the point where it can no longer be evaded. It must be repeated every time we’re told that “women don’t lie”. Every time someone flaunts a t-shirt reading “I Believe Her”. Every time we hear another obtuse blurt from Pelosi or Hirono. I must be repeated until it becomes the default, the meme that crowds everything else out: that the truth is not in Christine Blasey Ford, and that she is condemned by her own words.