The Last of the Mafia Mohicans

The Mob. Cosa Nostra, the Camorra.

I knew some of these people, met them, had coffee with them, drank wine with them  when I lived in Italy and when I returned to NY interviewed Tony Gambino, grandson of the Boss. He was straight forward. So would you be after spending more than a decade in the pen.

As America sits now, someday you will wish they were back. You think about that, as what we have now is worse, much worse….There are no rules now, rules most people don’t understand.

One of my favorite actors said it best when he portrayed the Teflon Don or what I say the last of the NY Mohicans:

Sherman Skolnick: The Judge Buster

Sherman and I go back a lot of years and one thing I know he got his facts straight. The show here was great but our late night private conversations were even better.

Jimmy Stewart, Beau, Max and Moose Miss All You Guys

There are so many Jimmy Stewart movies I like, can’t remember them all.. Loved his style, his movies, the way he handled stage and off stage. Dedicated to his wife, his country, his craft. But when I saw the video below I gained further respect as I am going through a loss of my friends like I think Jimmy felt when he lost his friend, Beau. It gave me great comfort to hear these words from a true gentleman, the likes of which Hollywood hasn’t seen for a long time.

Listen up:

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

I told myself I didn’t want to live any more.

Enough of the nonsense.

I lost my best friends, no reason to stay.

Last night wrestled with the covers like a wild cat. Never lived with a cat. Why was I wrestling?

The idea of the final day is creeping into my soul.
If John Wayne heard me now he’d say you remind of this guy called the man who shot Liberty, Liberty Valance.
He was a thinkin’ man that lawyer friend. He would of died that night, that  is he wanted to die  but I came to his rescue. He wanted to die because he was ashamed of who he was, a thinkin man in a shootin’ town.. I shot Valance from afar and the legend of who shoot Liberty Valance goes on. As far as my lawyer friend, he never killed himself like he wanted to do that night and he became a Governor of one of our great States of our country..
Moral of the story: Don’t try to kill yourself!

Extreme Islam: No Miracles For Christians Coming Soon

Greg again in a Part 2 show features Dr. Peter Hammond and his book Slavery, Terrorism and Islam. Further, he asks why no miracles lately. Did they dry up when Christ went back upstairs? Maybe you have an answer?

Prayers And The Medicine Woman

I was sent the message below by a listener early this morning.

I thought about it, read it three or four times and then asked: Did this Native American Medicine Woman really cure the sick boy?

She prayed first and then I thought, well, maybe God granted a miracle on her behalf. Then I thought further, which is usually a big mistake, why hasn’t there been any Biblical recorded miracles since Christ left?

Then to get in really deep, uncharted, dangerous waters, I asked: Why did the word of God stop being recorded two thousand years ago. Why not keep adding to it? Seems like a fair question.  And, by the way, what’s wrong with adding a few more apostles? Does it have to be 12?

These questions seem childish to the studied  Bible scholar but  even children need thought out answers lest we confuse even the most innocent of minds.

But I stop there and give you the note I was sent by a listener that spurred all these questions. Here it is called Native Wisdom:

Let me share a tale with you as it was told to me…

There once was a Old Medicine Woman who lived in the countryside. One day, as she passed near a village, she was approached by a woman who told her of a sick child nearby. She beseeches her to help this child. So the Old Medicine Woman came to the village, and a crowd gathered around her, for such a woman was a rare sight. One woman brought the sick child to her, and she said a prayer over her.
“Do you really think your prayer will help her, when medicine has failed?” yelled a man from the crowd.
“You apparently know nothing of such things!” said the Old Medicine Woman to the man.
The man became very angry with these words and his face grew hot and red. He was about to say something, or perhaps strike out, when the Old Medicine Woman walked over to him and said:
“If one word has such power as to make you so angry and hot, may not another have the power to heal?”And thus, the Old Medicine Woman healed two people that day.”Language does have the power to change reality. Therefore, treat your words as the mighty instruments they are – to heal, to bring into being, to nurture, to cherish, to bless, to forgive, and to teach.” The Choice is yours as it is my choice to share this telling…
Peace to you and yours


Greg looks at the rising tensions with North Korea and Islam, highlighting a book written by Dr. Peter Hammond entitled Slavery, Terrorism and Islam. The missing link, however, nobody talks about is the Vatican and Jesuit connection to Islam.