Step Away from the Frappuccino, Mister

Santa Cruz deputy police chief describes the worst California biker violence in a decade: “It was all about who would be allowed to hang out at the Starbucks downtown. The Vagos brazenly came in and tried to cement their presence… Only in Santa Cruz would you have biker wars over who’s going to control pumpkin spice lattes.” [Reuters, via LuxMentis]


TJ/ If I ever have to look at that fucking cocker spaniel from Lady and the Tramp again after this it will be too soon.

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: Maybe a little “Dog Eat Dog” for some anger induced drinking. Careful with the toothpick in the olive or onion after about the third or fourth martini.

Just read Nojo’s post. Remember how my co-worker’s daughter lost a leg in that Reno air show? Victims of the biker shootout in Sparks were taken to her hospital in Reno, which was ringed with cops to prevent an assault on bikers who were patients there.

BTW, she and her husband are recovering and just went home to Kansas City for months of physical therapy. Her father in law ended up losing both feet and her mother in law must have died on impact. She was not even identified until days after the crash.


Careful with the toothpick in the olive or onion after about the third or fourth martini.

Dood, you’re talking to the Gustav Mahler of martini drunky-time, not some amatuer. True pros swallow the toothpick whole.

@redmanlaw: Don’t much like Ted’s politics, but like that Byrdland guitar he played.

@Dodgerblue: That tune is from the mid-70s, way before Ted was an open wingnut but probably about the time he had secured guardianship of an underage Hawaiian girl that he took on tour with him as his road honey.

I can’t believe the citizens of Santa Cruz would have ever permitted a $tarbuck$ to be built in their fair city of awesome coffee, weed, and fish tacos.

@redmanlaw: My buddy and I would crank Free For All to 11 on the MonkeyWard stereo box until his mom got home from work when we were in HS. Good times.

@Nabisco: i thought the coolest dude in the world was my neighbor who was in high school when i was in middle school. he would drive by the place where we we hung out at night and give us a couple a miller high life ponies while stranglehold was playing from the 8 track in his datsun B210. that’s how i wanted to be one day.
things are a little different now:

@jwmcsame: I have an “Alcoholica” Metallica poster (from the pre-rehab and therapy days) up in my garage on my Wall of Rock.

@Nabisco: So many days Mrs RML comes home to me cranking the Liquid Metal channel on the Sirius XM or playing my guitar set to “Summon Dark Forces.”

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