The top TEN creepiest pop songs

1.  “Go away little girl”  Even as a kid, and even with the juvenile Donny Osmond singing it you still knew this song was sick, wrong and disgusting.

2.   “Hello Darlin”   The greasy Conway Twitty talking to his ex-girlfriend and it’s stalker city.

3. “Torn between two lovers” First, lets, get to the fact this melody is the smarmiest and sickliest ever recorded. Second, the song lets us know she DIDN’T have to confess this…she has decided to lay out maximum damage. Third, the SICK stab to the first lover, that her ‘new’ lover can get to “this empty place inside of me that only he can fill”. Whoa, any guy hears that knows exactly what that means…he’s ‘more endowed’ than I am. What a beeotch! And…creepy to tell it and sing it. Then she expects him to say it’s ‘ok’ and stick around. What a creep.

4. “Don’t stand so close to me” A teacher can’t keep his mind off his student. CREEPY.

5. “Having my baby” “oh the seed inside you baby do ya feel it growin” …ok that’s enough.

6. “Superstar” Karen Carpenter channels the weirdest stalker fan. Add to it her own insanity…now we have a really creepy song.

7. “In Dreams” or “Candy Colored Clown” Even if you don’t suffer from Colourophobia…you would be properly creeped out by this. But certainly after David Lynch, an afficiando of the Creepy…featured this tune in “Blue Velvet” he permanenty placed it in the pantheon of creepy.

8. “Teddy Bear” A little crippled boy. The nauseau ensues.

9. “Stand by Your Man” “sometimes it’s hard to be a woman” Yeah….really. Of course, she wound up divorcing his ass.

10. “The Grand Tour” Considered by some, including Randy Travis, as the greatest Country song. But also a portrait of a self centered male chauvinist pig who still doesn’t get that its really NOT all about him …even after she leaves him high and dry.


Gawnews favorite Abe Navarro (even if he is a dad blast Republican) is going to HARVARD people!

Goliath always like Abe because…he’s a great fellow. But check this out…Abe, current Deputy Prosecutor for Floyd County,  is going to have one HELL of a resume.  He is an adjunct professor at IUS and a former CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE.  He is going to Harvard soon to pursue private scholarship and improving his writing and research skills and  goals.   Goliath is so proud of the guy!

For those who may not know,  Abe is also a writer and GAWNEWS looks forward to and hopes that Abe will grace GAWNEWS with a contributed article after his Harvard adventures.


Pride of the Dipshits, Episode VII : Louis Gohmert “Don’t mess with TExas!!”

UPDATE: POWER TO THE DIPSHITS!!! The dipshits came out in force to face a U.S. Army Colonel. (Thank you for your service) He faces scorn ridicule and assaults on his character. The DIPSHITS whistled and hooted him in THEIR PRIDE!!!

Well, since our last wonderful entry in the pride of the dipshits series which you can find HERE

NOw there is a new and wonderful PROUD dipshit going on that we can all revel in. Rep. Louis Gohmert  Image result for Louie Gohmert wrote a letter all about PROUD TEXANS and how they are wary…very wary…of the U S Government and Operation Jade something or other. These dipshits think this is the beginning of the NEW WORLD ORDER and they are coming for our  guns, our wimmens and our happy days.  Here is what DIPSHIT Gohmert had to say:

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the ‘Jade Helm 15’ exercises scheduled to take place in Texas and various other states:

“Over the past few weeks, my office has been inundated with calls referring to the Jade Helm 15 military exercise scheduled to take place between July 15 and September 15, 2015. This military practice has some concerned that the U.S. Army is preparing for modern-day martial law.

Certainly, I can understand these concerns. When leaders within the current administration believe that major threats to the country include those who support the Constitution, are military veterans, or even ‘cling to guns or religion,’ patriotic Americans have reason to be concerned. We have seen people working in this administration use their government positions to persecute people with conservative beliefs in God, country, and notions such as honor and self-reliance. Because of the contempt and antipathy for the true patriots or even Christian saints persecuted for their Christian beliefs, it is no surprise that those who have experienced or noticed such persecution are legitimately suspicious.

Having served in the U.S. Army, I can understand why military officials have a goal to see if groups of Special Forces can move around a civilian population without being noticed and can handle various threat scenarios. In military science classes or in my years on active duty, I have participated in or observed military exercises; however, we never named an existing city or state as ‘hostile.’ We would use fictitious names before we would do such a thing.

Once I observed the map depicting ‘hostile,’ ‘permissive,’ and ‘uncertain’ states and locations, I was rather appalled that the hostile areas amazingly have a Republican majority, ‘cling to their guns and religion,’ and believe in the sanctity of the United States Constitution. When the federal government begins, even in practice, games or exercises, to consider any U.S. city or state in ‘hostile’ control and trying to retake it, the message becomes extremely calloused and suspicious.

Such labeling tends to make people who have grown leery of federal government overreach become suspicious of whether their big brother government anticipates certain states may start another civil war or be overtaken by foreign radical Islamist elements which have been reported to be just across our border. Such labeling by a government that is normally not allowed to use military force against its own citizens is an affront to the residents of that particular state considered as ‘hostile,’ as if the government is trying to provoke a fight with them.

The map of the exercise needs to change, the names on the map need to change, and the tone of the exercise needs to be completely revamped so the federal government is not intentionally practicing war against its own states.”

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security and the Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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UPDATE: 3:18  You gotta be kidding me.  Somebody ignored all the signs posted that say you will be towed if you park without a permit.  So good lord…they are getting towed. Wouldn’t you think if you saw that at a lawyers’ office or a 3,000 year old Giant’s you would have sense enough not to  park there? Especially when less than a stones throw there was free street parking? Dipshits I guess.


E: 2:40  Had to take a “B onnie Break”

UPDATE: 2:15 …This is better: UPDATE:: 2:00  pm.   Considering modification of the Marketing plan on the parking spots:


BEst kept secret so far o thunder… “No Fork in Way ” pulled pork samich at food truck behind match.

Meanwhile Sprouts friend Flounder shows up to help park cars. imageUpdate: twenty dollars to park! imageUPDate:  The Bells of NOON rang like crazy. I had to wake up. So…Katelynn and Sprout seem like good partners.  Ok…So…here ..just to be random. Here is Willie beign ‘hip’ a false note in a lifetime career of right strokes. Come on Willie.  Goliath hates THUNDER and somehow done got stuck involve in the thunder activitys of the day. So…will be  blogging and posting stuff about the GOLIATH day of THUNDER.



When Walter Maddox got shot in the arm, his wife gut shot and Clarence Amster killed,  the public and the press assumed that Maddox was the target and Amster had been momentarily mistaken for Maddox. That was why he got killed.  The news reports of the time offered a few theories of what had happened.  One was that this was a Gangland fight over turf…that Walter’s Inn was cutting into James’ and his partners, Fred and Red Guthrie’s business at the Municipal Bar.  Another theory was that Municipal Bar gambling chips Municipal-Bar-Poker-Chip-Jeffersonville-IN-Indiana-Ind-OLD-illegal-gambling were being counterfeited and that $5 dollar MB chips were being sold, presumably by Walter, for $1.

None of these were true.  In reality,  James had every chance to kill Walter Maddox and had he been the target,  he would have been killed. No doubt about it.  In his book,  James recounts that Walter begged NOT to be shot…and James replied, “You dirty bastard, I ought to kill you right here and now” …but did not.

James and company were actually after 3 gangsters from Chicago. Maddox was a St Louis man who was connected to Chicago boss, Spike O Donnell … Irish.  Spike’s ways were violent ways. And he often found himself and his men getting shot at. Here is a old photo of one of the old Spikeroo’s vehicles after he was attacked a couple years after Jimmy and Whitey the Goop came gunning for his boys: 

Here is some newsreel footage of old Spikeroo giving parents and John Q. Citizen advice on how to keep kids from becoming mobsters (1933 four years before

the AMSTER Case.

But,  hereabouts,  people focused on Walter Maddox. They felt it an outrage that a good guy like Mr. Amster get killed…. whatever the reason. image


They decided to do something about. In the next part of the series…we will look at the  “INDIGNATION COMMITTEE”…

Getting away with MURDER: Part 3 in the AMSTER SLAYING series

1937 was a watershed year for Clark County in more ways than one.  That was the year when the great flood came and reshaped the lives and even the physical landscape of our county.   Jeffersonville sprang up as red headed stepchild of Louisville Kentucky which itself, became a city because of the Falls of the Ohio.  You had to get out of the River at Louisville and ‘Portage” around the falls to move on south.  Jeffersonville had always been the homes of  a lot of good folks. But, there were also some more dubious denizens…especially those known as ‘River Rats’ who hung about the River banks and were known to cross over in the dead of night and pillage boats shored up on the Kentucky banks and haul back with ‘the swag’.

Before the Second Street Bridge was built ( in 1937 called “The Municipal Bridge”) the main public transport across to Kentucky was the Jeff Ferry.  (source   The city didn’t look too good back then.  Here’s a photo of the city as it appeared from the river…back in the day.  You are forgiven for maybe thinking it looks kinda like a rough town.  Yeah…it was.  So it’s not that big a surprise that even when ‘civilization’ came to Jeff and 31 was run across the river on the Municipal Bridge into the big city of Louisville, business that was less than 100 percent legit sprang up in Jeff and Clark County.  Booze came down from Chicago and Detroit during the 20’s and established connections between locals who handled the transfers on South and the organized outfits (including those that sprouted Al Capone and company)  in Chicago and ‘The Purple Mob’ in Detroit.  By the 30’s and the Great Depression, the ‘good news’ for Jeff was that two depression resilient industries were thriving in Clark County ….Bootlegging and Gambling.  The biggest players in the Gambling game were the Gavin Brothers who handles several outfits ‘out in the County’ until they got bold and went ‘big time’ with Club Greyhound which sat between Clarksville and Jeff city limits.

But then, 1937 hit.  First the Flood of ’37 laid waste to the County and Jeff in particular. In case you never have seen what it really looked like….. take a gander …it was Apocalyptic:

After something like that happens,  a lot of people wonder, “what have we done to deserve that…..?”  For some…the answer came in the form of what looked like a gangland slaying of a respectable New Albany Banker….the sin was tolerating Gambling and the shady underworld that sustains it.  On July 2 Clarence Amster was gunned down in broad daylight  with easily identified gambling outlaw hoods with plenty of eyewitnesses.  SURELY JUSTICE WOULD PREVAIL.  The Headlines were BOLD!!!image

(July 3, 1937 Front page of the New Albany Tribune)

Alas…it was not to be.  Though it would be hard for those who read the above story to believe…Not one single person would be convicted of the shooting of Mr. Amster.

Courthouse corner column

Folks at the Courthouse noticed this column has shifted this much in the past couple weeks.  Scary looking.  Goliath ain’t no dad blast engineer so can’t say how serious this might be.  Good luck to Prosecutors, Public Defenders etc. who are all under this part of the Courthouse.

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Amster Slaying: “Walter’s Inn Diagram”

Here’s a good diagram of the scene of the crime. It’s from the Tribune in July 1937.  It matches well with Jimmy James’ son’s account of what happened…except for a few elements we will get to later.

It was July 2, 1937 and Clark County was recovering from the famous flood in the Spring that laid waste to Jeffersonville.  Walters Inn was a place run by Walter Maddox a fellow who had tried, and failed, to make a go in the gambling business. He had run the “Log cabin club” and the “Silver Creek Club” .  He had been reduced to selling bootleg liquor in this joint which was near “Club Greyhound”. As you can see from the diagram, it was in the intersection of 31 E and Applegate Lane in Clarksville.  (Today, I-65 is built over where this site was).

Jimmy James and Red and Fred Guthrie were the owners of “Municipal Bar” located near the foot of the 2nd Street Bridge in Jeffersonville. Their place was booming.


The Municipal had hosted the famous and the infamous, including Bugs Moran and John Dillinger and his gang.  James didn’t care for Dillinger. He was bad for business as everyone was scared to death of him.  He posted a man on the front porch of the Municipal armed with a machine gun when he gambled inside.  The Municipal was “City” and the other gambling joints at that time were “County”.  The former enjoyed the political protection of Jeffersonville and the Chief of Police, the latter enjoyed the protection of the County Sheriff, Hal Hughes…and perhaps others.  Poor Walter Maddox however, couldn’t seem to find anyone who made him ‘go’.

Maddox was connected to Chicago mobster Spike O’Donnell.  He slid into Clark County and wound up meeting Jane Maddox who was working at Club Greyhound as an entertainer. She had enjoyed a career in theater and boasted bit parts in Hollywood “B” Melodramas.  Meryl Streep she was not….but a pretty spiffy dame for Jeffersonville in 1937.

In news accounts of the crime, there are frequent speculations on what the motive was. It is pretty clear that the public believed, because of news reports, that Walter Maddox was the target of the wrath of the powers that be surrounding the Municipal Bar.

But….that isn’t true.