About BZ

A former Democrat in my tender and ignorant youth, I am now a Conservative first and, these days, quite a distant Republican with a dash of Libertarian mixed in for good measure.

I am a recently-retired US law enforcement officer, having worked 41 years for the FBI, the US Marshals, a coastal CA county and 35 years for a 2,000+ officer department in Northern California.  I am a Silverback, an Oathkeeper and always a Sheepdog.

I believe in God, the strength of America, the brilliance of our Founding Fathers, the valor of our military, and the need for Leadership in all forms and on every level. I am not an advocate of censorship as I believe everyone on the Far Left has a God-given right to be painfully stupid — as I have a right to expose said stupidity.

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43 thoughts on “About BZ

  1. BZ, You really should clean up your language in your blogs. i.e. your blog regaurding U.S. sheriffs not complying to the new gun bans.
    It is unprofessional and low class. It will cause people not to read or take your information seriously.

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  4. Hi BZ,
    I used a graphic from your site on one of my posts today, and so I have selected it as today’s “Blog of the Day” at my site, teriobrien.com. It’s in the sidebar on the right side of the page. Please check it out, and let me know what you think. I also want to invite you to check out my show, The Teri O’Brien Show,one of the most popular shows on Blog Talk Radio in the category “Politics, Conservative,” and also Red State Talk Radio’s “Talk Show of the Year” for 2011.

    I am adding you to my blogroll. If you like what you see, please consider adding http://www.teriobrien.com to your blogroll as well.

    Keep up the great work!

    • Thanks Teri.

      I’ll check things out. I’m curious which graphic attracted your attention? Of course, as far as I’m concerned, steal away. One Conservative to another.


      • Wanted to thank you for the kind words about my father Gaylord. Trying to share some of his stories with my kids and came across this in your blog.

        Eric Walker

        • Thank you. Gaylord was a great guy who lighted up a room wherever he went. He was such a positive, uplifting character. Great personality and an even greater wit. He passed way, way, way too early.


  5. I read about the whole black thing and I will ask the what is being judgmental on the color of the skin?????? I am white only and get absolutely no special treatment nor do my kids. I work my butt off with no help from the government nor the state my kids have to pay for their own education etc.. So the question what race is treated the worst??? Hmmm I would have to say the whites are just my opinion. I am just appalled when people play the race card because of something that happened years and years ago hint hint a history lesson to the young black people you sold your own people to make a buck. Anyways thank you for the great writing you do lets pray for hope in this once was a great country

  6. Hey BZ,

    Eric here from over at Ammoman.com – sorry to bug via comment rather than email. I didn’t see your contact listed. I’m just reaching out to see if you’d have any interest in receiving some ammo for an honest review at some point. If you’re interested, please let me know. Thanks for your time and sorry to bug you if I’m barking up the wrong tree.

    Have a good weekend,


  7. This killer peoples that you see are not muslem, they are enemy of Islam. They want deceive you. Do you read Quran completely? Are you know about prophet Mohammad, Imam Ali and imam hussain. Do you read Nahj al-Balagha book? Why you belief all thing that exist in internet without searching in correct resource ?
    Real Islam not say that killing children is an allowed work.

    • Yes, I am cognizant of the various surahs. I am also aware of what is done in the name of Islam. Islam must clean up itself, but it appears Islam isn’t much interested in doing so, I fear.


  8. Dear BZ

    The staff you are sharing is not good to say, you need to learn the interpretation of of what has been said in Arabic in Holy Quran from what has been said by Mohammad (Peace be Upon him) or find Books by the name of TAFSEER Ul Quran, Or meet some one who has the knowledge of Islam.

    It is not about who is wrong and who is right it is about what is right and what is wrong.

    Having hate to some one or system is not to be from what is being saw and hear but you need to dig information further.

    I wish ALLAH guide you to a better way and give you heart peace.

    • Mahammad, I do not hate. I am, however, a Realist. I realize what it is that is done in the name of Islam. Let me suggest that had but a mere fraction of the violent things done in the name of Islam the past, say, thirty years, been done in the name of Catholicism, it would be a much different story.

      1) Had Catholics attempted to bring down the WTC in 1993;
      2) Had Catholics run a bomb into the USS Cole,
      3) Had Catholics run two aircraft into the WTC in 2001
      4) Had Catholics planted bombs in Spain, England, Brussels.
      5) Set non-Catholics on fire, beheaded non-Catholics, pushed gays from the roofs of buildings, mutilated the genitalia of females, drowned people in cages, beheaded non-Catholics on beaches and much, much more. . .

      . . .and done it all in the name of, say, Catholicism or the Vatican or the Pope?

      I’d wager there wouldn’t be anything but burning Catholic churches nationally and globally. And the entire religion itself condemned by every country.

      So why hasn’t that occurred to mosques and to Islam? Those acts, you see, have all been done in the name of Islam. Allahu akhbar and all that.

      I have read the Koran; I have two separate translations. I have read the surahs.

      You might read this, just to start: https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/violence.aspx

      This is a clash of civilizations.


  9. Dear Moron: The term “sand nigger” in the email you displayed was from a translation of a Hebrew Story. Someone copy and pasted an entire translation from a translators Facebook page. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/sol-salbe/david-grossman-why-who-died/10150587146906662/

    You are, of course, entitled to your own opinion. You are not, however, entitled to your own facts.

    Now have some integrity and publically admit you were wrong.

    • Dear Fuckface: I know the background. It’s in the email. But I also do what is called the “Reversal,” and that is this: how do you think the media would react if the reverse were true? What if Donald Trump had written that in an email? It would be plastered all over the airwaves, in newspapers, on websites, etc, for quite some time. So you, PL, can take a massive cup of Shut The Fuck Up. On the other hand, it’s nice to know that there is someone as perfect as yourself, prancing from site to site, making the world safer for snowflakes. Now fuck off. And I mean that in the most loving way possible.


  10. B.Z.–Have been a lurker on your site for a number of years. Please sell your Fornicalia property and move to the Appalachian area of North Carolina (avoiding the ancient hippie-filled Asheville area) or even better, the very upper edge of South Carolina (far better-run state). Appreciate your efforts and strongly agree with high percentage of what you say. I stop by several times a week and will as long as you’re here…Thanks for the efforts!

    • Dear SA:

      Thanks for lurking but, more importantly, for continuing to read. Please feel free to comment any time you wish. As you can see, I am not, however, loved and adored the world over.



  11. BZ, I was reading your tribute to Hugh Arthur McGraw.

    I remember him vividly too.

    My fondest memory is one time when he had been assigned to Sunrise Mall as “punishment” for some infraction or other. It was a foggy winter day, and he had left his squad car headlights on, so when he came out to leave, the battery was dead.

    He called me in dispatch to arrange for a tow.

    About 20 minutes he put himself out on Winding Way (somewhere) on a traffic stop!

    Turns out, some yahoo in a convertible went flying by the tow truck towing the squad card, and decided he could run stop signs, etc., because the office couldn’t do anything to him.


    The convertible pulled into a gas station to re-fuel, and Hugh had the tow truck pull in, and block his vehicle.

    If I remember correctly, the driver had several warrants, and I to dispatch a unit for transportation of the prisoner.

    Rest in Peace, Hugh. You are missed.

    Best wishes, BZ.

  12. Tried to send you something about Grove Farm where Eric Shinseki is a director, owned by Steve Case of AOL that was acquired as AOL was merging with Time Warner that had not one but two furloughed convicts hands on it.
    If you go to the web page below it will provide a bit of history, as well as showing another con man hand in it and his influence in local and state politics, as well as the Clinton White House.

  13. We would like permission to re-post your entire article, “American LEOs: do you remember your oaths?” on the Oath Keepers national website. The article is outstanding! I will, of course, link to the article here and credit you.

  14. Mr Dennard: some information on the internet would indicate otherwise. I will gladly take the gay part out and add your comment. The correction in the post has been made.


  15. Just wishing you the very best in your retirement and any endeavors you may undertake. I miss seeing your smiling face as one of my best supervisors during our tenure at RCCC. Maybe we can catch up sometime.

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