Friday, May 3, 2013

Dear Officer: Test THIS for Impact and Penetration

Let's be real:


Below is an email I received from the benevolent master, Nevada State Senator Don Gustavson.  He has been unable to pass helmet-choice legislation in Nevada for at least 16 years.  In the letter below, he placed his latest defeatist impotence squarely onto my lap.  Perhaps some makeup and an abs workout would better stimulate him to man-up.  Or perhaps he's just too old and tired to stand mano a mano against the younger tyrants to whom he caved.  In the meantime, read the below email Gustavson sent to me.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Extinguishing Nevada's Helmet-Choice Bill SB150

Dear friends in liberty,

The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.  That Lord's name is Senator Don Gustavson, the sponsor of Nevada's 2013 Helmet-Choice Bill, SB150.

It appears the good senator is using me as a scapegoat to justify the extinguishment of SB150, Nevada's 2013 Helmet-Choice Bill.  Senator Gustavson is the primary sponsor of the bill he is now taking away.  He claims he had a good chance to pass Nevada's helmet-choice bill this year.  But because I dared express my First Amendment "Right," he will no longer pursue this Bill.  This rep sent me a long email that I will make public very soon.  (Super-juicy stuff- FOR SURE!!)  Although he did not reference my recent public email to his colleague, a blatant snake-in-the grass liar who used and deceived motorcycle rights activists, I believe it was this letter that got his goat:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Dear Senator Manendo,

The 2011 helmet-choice Bill for Nevada motorcyclists (SB177) was killed by Senator Horsford when he sent it to the finance committee to die.  This year, I urge you to follow in his heroic footsteps to do the same.  Here are the top ten reasons to kill Nevada’s current helmet-choice bill, SB150:

10.  Because now that Senator Schneider has been termed out, he left behind a void of BIKER BIGOTRY that you can easily fill.

9.  To remind riders in the 2/3rds of States with helmet choice that they should cherish that speck of liberty that never should have been stolen from riders in any state belonging to the U.S.

8.  To motivate me to investigate and expose allegations of on-the-job sexual misconduct by Ken Kiphart, while he served as Administrator for the Nevada Rider Program.

7.  To motivate me to identify the misconduct/corruption of:

Alison Copening, former State rep.  Her blatant hatred towards the biker community caused her a severe lapse of judgment – one so grave that it likely caused her to not run again – in shame.

Shirley Breeden, former Senate Transportation Committee chair who backstabbed the biker community that helped get her elected.

A number of bureaucrats within the Nevada Rider Program, DPS, OTS, NHP, and others that have either resigned, changed duties, or were busted by rights activists for corruption.

6.  To coddle the police union lobby that do your dirty work for you by enforcing the laws you support that criminalize honest citizens.  Did LVMPD also fund your campaign?  Each year LVMPD lobbyists PAID BY OUR TAX DOLLARS take a 580 mile 4-month vacation north to Carson City to lobby on TAX DIME!  They argue against bills that they fear will chip away at their power.  Let’s face it, helmet laws are NOT about saving lives and those cops know it!  THEY ARE ALL ABOUT GIVING COPS PROBABLE CAUSE TO VIOLATE BIKERS.  LVMPD – alone – is responsible for the COLD-BLOODED MURDER of 12 innocent victims in 2011, half the number of motorcycle fatalities that same year.  Perhaps a better solution to avoid fatalities is to get rid of this cartel of gangbangers with badges that get paid time off each time they kill an innocent victim.

5.  To motivate me to expose the tyranny at the hands of sociopathic police officers, prosecutors, and judges who use helmets as an excuse to victimize motorcyclists.

4.  TO KILL MORE RIDERS.  In 2011, 41 motorcyclists were killed in Nevada – ALL WEARING HELMETS!  How many of those 41 deaths could have been avoided if only they were NOT wearing a helmet?  THEY ARE DEAD AND THEIR VOICE WILL NEVER BE HEARD!  Did their helmet inhibit vision, hearing, or senses to cause or contribute to their fatal accident?  Yes, keep Nevada’s helmet bondage law intact to kill more riders.

3.  To remind all who ride on Nevada roads that YOU, Mr. Manendo, and your like-minded, pro-law, anti-liberty colleagues are our rulers – and your mindless drones (law enforcement) will unleash its rogue violence against anyone that dares to challenge unconditional obedience to YOU.

2.  To motivate me to expose EXACTLY how it was that YOU, Senator Manendo, double-crossed the biker community when you voted NO to last session’s SB177 – a bill you had CO-SPONSORED.  Your lame excuse was that you didn’t think 21 was an appropriate age to be a responsible helmet user.  Yet 18 years old is old enough to be killed at war.

1.  And finally, the top-most reason to kill SB150 is to send a strong message to the average baby-boomer motorcyclist – many of whom are Vietnam Vets - that THEY ARE TOO STUPID, INSANE, AND IRRESPONSIBLE  to know when and if to wear a helmet while riding on a Nevada road.

Nothing short of a COMPLETE REPEAL of Nevada’s helmet law will demotivate me from disinfecting with sunshine-like TRUTH, the stench of evil over various executive, judicial, and legislative branches of Nevada’s “democratic” system at state and local levels.  In the last two years, I have – to my great dismay – discovered that what we have in Nevada that we call “democracy,” is really, MOB RULE!   Could so many anti-liberty laws be contributing to Nevada’s tragic economy?

While SB150 is a step in the right direction towards promoting liberty and thus stimulating Nevada’s economy, this bill contains in it CONDITIONAL liberty.  Be honest and admit that those “conditions” are mandates to increase profits to entities such as training facilities, insurance companies, or others who have the funds to lobby to force We the People to use their products or services.  I do not condemn training – I condemn the gun that would be pointed at the head of my fellow Nevada rider for not submitting to any of your so-called “safety” training.

I will always be your obedient servant .  A servant fluent in Spanish to ensure that the people of our ethnicity know exactly how it is that you are creating laws to force us all to bow down to your weapons!

Lily Gonzalez, USMC Vet (but that obviously does not matter.)
A message about Senator Manendo to the Nevada Latino Community:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Don't Mess with "Helmet-Less" In Nevada

Disclaimer:  Below is an unedited, two-year old article I submitted to QuickThrottle Magazine.  The edited version is in their May 2010 edition.  I am no longer a staff writer for this magazine, but am grateful for the privilege to have worked with that awesome team of magazine professionals!

By TigerLily
On November 29, 2009, David Stilwell was riding his Harley and got pulled over by a Las Vegas Metro Officer who claimed, “I couldn't see a helmet on him.” But what the Officer didn't know is that in the course his ordinary traffic monitoring routine, he had just pulled over a person that is anything but ordinary.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

TL's Agenda: Asking Fish to Look Outside the Water

"People have asked me, and look, it's a perfectly legitimate question:  'Stef, why does your head look like a giant speckled hen's egg?'"

StefanMolyneux, Philosopher

Hello again, liberty-loving friends !

Took some time off to think - and I'm back.  On reflecting, I realized that perhaps because of the impersonal nature of cyberspace, I'm often  misunderstood.  I’ve been accused of being an extreme leftist or rightist;  a heathen, politically incorrect, macabre, unclassy – even an “old hag” - OUCH!!  I think I understand the urge to slap a label on me - or just "slap" me.  My message is simple, curt, and virtually bullsh!t-free.  I’ve often heard, “I agree with Lily but I don’t agree with her methods.”  Fair enough.  I sense I should refine my message and will attempt to do so with the restart of my radio show on Freedomizer Radio.

But first, I’d like to clarify my agenda.   In short, I’d say I’m a flawed human who strives to make days count as a means to right the “wrongs” of my life’s choices.  Joining Freedomizer Radio is one means to spread truth, awaken, and hopefully inspire others to join me in cherishing, educating, and supporting our closest relationships - with sacred emphasis on raising children in a 100% nonviolent environment.  After all, children didn't ask to be born.  Why is it that we as parents, teachers, and other authoritarian figures give ourselves the right to abuse children? Is it really “for their own good?” and worse – is child abuse in any given form ever "virtuous?"

I'd like to share a tad about myself to explain what drives me.  In late 2009, my children were grown and gone, my parents were deceased, and my husband was retired.  So I quit my job in  California to ride my motorcycle and write fun articles for a motorcycle magazine.  While networking for the magazine, I’d routinely hear stories from bikers describing unpleasant experiences with police officers.  In my own mind, I rationalized the cops’ behavior because the bikers had tattoos, long hair, an abrasive attitude, or some other feature that would beg cops to target them.  'Brush your hair and your teeth and fix yourself up, I thought.'  One common complaint I heard was that Nevada cops would detain motorcyclists to "inspect" helmets.  You see, Nevada is one of a few remaining states that continues to hold motorcyclists in "helmet bondage."

During a motorcycle rights meeting, I met David Stilwell, a self-taught, world-class, cream-of-the-crop rights activist.  At the meeting, Dave passionately explained how he had found a loophole related to helmet laws.  So, my husband and I met at Dave’s garage to modify my DOT helmet to the size of about a four-inch disk – and I gorrilla-glued a silly tiara on it.

I was thrilled to don this controversial headgear for my self-imposed investigative journalist endeavor.  At best, I imagined getting frisked by a “hot” cop.  At worst, I expected to get a helmet ticket that I could either pay or challenge.  Big deal, right?  But in my wildest dreams did I imagine what would happen.  Let’s just say for now that it wasn’t a cute cop that pulled me over.  Rather, it was a mean bulldyke bitch that scared me half to death.  Her behavior towards me and my poor husband (who was wearing a huge helmet) was alarming.  I'm chronicling this story on youtube, so please subscribe to my youtube channel, to get those reports.  I'm ashamed for grossly misjudging the biker-boys that had complained about cops.

'It’s just a few rotton apples,' I’d hear over and over when I explained that event to others still submerged in the "Matrix."  But on further studying, I realized it wasn’t 'just a few.'

I'm fortunate for the gentle wakeup call by that mean Trooper, because too many people are awakening much more violently.  Take Theresa Smith, for example.  She was awakened to the police state when Anaheim cops murdered her son in cold blood.  Not only were the murderers not held accountable, they were given PAID TIME OFF.  Theresa is one of countless persons who have experienced first-hand - the lies, deceit, corruption, and pure evil of our statist society.  Daily, there is more evidence that what we in America have is NOT a justice system.  Rather, it’s a bureaucratic LEGAL system that has one mission:  to keep and INCREASE its power.

I recognize that what happened to me over a silly helmet is trivial compared to Theresa’s experience.  But what I learned about a stupid little helmet law, opened my eyes to a much bigger picture of the grotesque injustice, immorality, and inhumanity that has turned the U.S. into the most intrusive and aggressive government on the planet.  But don’t take my word for it.  Here’s a graph indicating that the U.S. houses more inmates per capita than any other country on earth.  In fact, it houses more than communist China and formerly communist Russia COMBINED.  And about 4/5ths of U.S. inmates are caged like animals for committing nonviolent, so-called "crimes.” 

Thus, everyone has a breaking point in which to decide to obey or challenge.  My breaking point was when I realized the State of Nevada could literally murder me if I resisted something as unimportant as a helmet law.

In a helmet state like Nevada, if a cop wants to, he or she can use "headgear inspections" as an excuse to detain a motorcyclist.  That means coughing-up your drivers’ license, registration, and proof of insurance.  And while you're in that submissive position before an armed man or woman in costume, you will likely be bullied into allowing a search of your motorcycle.  And if you dare exercise your 4th Amendment so-called "right" to be free from unreasonable searches, the treatment by cops will likely escalate.  If you don’t sign the citation you go straight to jail and your motorcycle will be impounded.  If you resist, the cop has the legal authority to force you into submission by any means, including death!  

Signing the ticket is not an admission of guilt,” they’ll tell the 'suspect.'  'It’s merely a promise to appear in court.'  In Nevada, if you challenge a traffic citation, there will be THREE court hearings.  The first is an arraignment, the second a pretrial, and the third a trial.  If you miss any of those hearings, the State will put out a warrant for your arrest.  But by the time you get your so-called "day in court" odds are 99.9% that the case will be dismissed.  One prosecutor flat out told me, "I have murderers and rapists to prosecute.  I don’t have time to deal with a helmet ticket.”  And yet, the state would have certainly found time to arrest me had I not attended any one of their MANDATORY hearings.  In Nevada the entire process from citation to dismissal typically lasts about a year (and the process appears to be getting longer).  Here's one you-tube production of mine that describes the process:  Repeal It Or Feel It: My First LVMPD Helmet Citation.

Dave's Newest Helmet
My friend, David Stilwell, got lucky to get a helmet trial in Las Vegas, Nevada.  If you have 30 minutes to spare, check out how it went.  The vids have been viewed over 300,000 times with thousands of comments over a short period of time. 

When I realized the sheer vexation of our legal system and that our system has little to do with justice and more to do with BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION of we the taxpaying sheeple, I became pissed and resolved to expose this charade we call, “The American Justice System.”  Folks often ask me, 'Why don't you just wear a big helmet?'  I reply with, 'Why didn’t Rosa Parks just go to the back of the bus?'

Rosa flat-out disobeyed a stupid law of her time.  I am not so heroic because I maintain that I abide by the letter of the law to ride as freely as possible.  I've been detained for my headgear  nine times and gotten six helmet tickets.  Each time I gain a bit more knowledge of our so-called “justice” system, and more determined to expose the tyranny, hypocrisy, and immorality inherent in our statist society.

It used to pain me to recognize that we in the U.S. are no longer the land of the free, home of the brave.  Perhaps that was always a myth.  Consider that the Constitution was really to liberate a few slave-owning White-boys from King George’s tyranny.  It was DESPITE our Constitution that African slaves were even freed - and at what cost?  How ironic that some 240 years after declaring our so-called “freedom,” our federal government has become exponentially more tyrannical to people at home and abroad than King George’s drones ever were to the colonists.  Take a look at this article written by the founder of, my friend, Bill Buppert:  The Shame of Veterans Day. 

With very few exceptions, the people living on a geographical taxation livestock space of land called the USA have sadly become a compliant, sheeple-minded society that is all too eager to bend over and take whatever anyone of so-called “authority” wants to put in them (drugs) or on them (helmets).  Not only are we EXPECTED to obey, most equate this obedience with “virtue.”  

Are you seeing a trend here?  Virtuous to "discipline" children into submission; virtuous to "submit" to government.  I wonder how many people thought it "virtuous" to identify oneself with a star of David during WW2?  Today, masses of sheeple-minded Americans that close their minds to critical thoughts, believe that calling themselves “law-abiding” is somehow a good thing.  But how many of us care to examine the virtue of laws?  Why is it so difficult to see the immorality of the State?  Why is it NEVER okay to kill someone – unless, of course, if the killer is wearing a government-sanctioned costume?  I found this enlightening production by Larken Rose, relevant to the issue of what it means to be "law abiding."   (Disclaimer:  this is a one-minute excerpt of his original speech.  Click here to view his entire speech: You're Not the Boss of Me.)

Painfully, I mourned the days when I believed that peace officers served and protected; that I was lied to by every authority figure from my parents to my teachers to my spiritual counselors; that I wasted four years of my life to get a college degree when I should have been nurturing two teenagers that needed me; that I used bullying tactics to demand my children’s obedience to me the way an NHP trooper bullied me to get my obedience to her.  At first, I became sad to recognize that our "justice” system is fiction - like the day I learned Santa doesn’t exist.  

I found it impossible to turn to my previous religious superstitions for comfort as I began to critically think about God, Jesus, and the significance of Judea-Christian values.  I considered that my mother was the essence of virtue by the standards that were embedded in my brain through years of Southern-Baptist indoctrination.  And yet why did she die an untimely, inhumane, slow, torturous death?  My shattered expectations for godly-intervention as well as the tyrannical nature of my precious America caused me to go through the typical stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally, acceptance.  The acceptance spawned solution-seeking.  What can I do improve myself, my loved ones, and my own community?

I have studied this issue with particular intensity over the last several months.  Given that there has never been a government on earth that didn’t grow – and that the most successful governments grew into self-defeating democides, I fail to understand the logic of going back to Constitutional principles that slave-owning founders created.  Given my awareness that religious ideology create crazies that annihilate themselves in holy wars, I fail to understand how the “right” religion could bring humanity the freedom that it naturally craves.

Therefore, the only logical evolution of our species that I can grasp is the complete abolishment of superstitions using what today’s most popular philosopher, Stefan Molyneux, describes as Universally Preferable Behaviors (UPB’s).  My take on those UPBs are basically two simple rules:  don’t initiate aggression, and respect for property rights.  As Stef once said, telling a statist he’s not free is like telling a fish he’s in water.  The fish would say, “Water?  What water?”   That’s all a fish knows.  Today the primary system of social order known to man is a superstition called “government.”  Who will build the roads, feed the poor, lock up the killers?  The question assumes our government is actually doing those things.  Sure, we have roads.  But considering the masses of people that died for fulfilling their pledged allegiance to a flag, what is the real cost of the roads?  Aren't we creative enough to find ways to still have roads WITHOUT the coercion; without slaughter? Yet, I'm still optimistic that future freedom is achievable and that humanity will evolve exponentially.  But first, the fish must understand there exists something other than water.

I'm delighted to know that there are many grassroots movements to spread the ultimate gospel:  that government has outlived its use over humanity.  There are brave people all around us today risking their freedom, their lives, and their sacred honor to enlighten fish about the virtue of air.  With my radio show on Freedomizer Radio, I aim to join forces with those grassroots contemporary pioneers to identify, expose, and address the immorality of our statist society as evidenced by the daily abuses by cops around the U.S.  It’s a national crisis that lame stream media won’t touch unless there are underlying political agendas - e.g., the Trayvon Martin tragedy.  It's time to - as the late great comedian George Carlin urged - "Question everything!"

At 51 years old, I've got a lot of "deprogramming" to do.  Like the vast majority of sheeple, probably from the day I was born, I was told WHAT to think instead of HOW to think.  As I transform the regrets into resolve, I feel a sense of contentment;  a sense that all will be well.  If not today, certainly tomorrow.  To use a worn cliché, if we can put a man on the moon then I’m certain we humans can find a way to peacefully replace government violence and theft - with  voluntarism, peace, prosperity and love.

Thank you for taking your valuable time to read this and I hope you will join me on my radio show.  There, I'll continue to expose uncomfortable truths and attempt to exercise a bit of  critical thinking to explore nonviolent ways to transform our world into a better place for future generations.

A special thank you to each of you that have encouraged me !!

Roaring in liberty,


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Exposing Nevada State Senator Schneider

Dear Liberty-Loving Friends,

     Oh what a life!  If it wasn't for my little grandkid, I would have smuggled myself across the southern border and would be drinking a pina colada out of a coconut shell on the beach being fanned by Marcos, the cabana-boy.  But alas, I now live to make this side of the border more free for my grandson than it is today.

     Thus, check out part one of what I intend to be an extensive series of you-tubes that exposes the corruption, lies, and deceit related to Nevada’s helmet law.  Go straight to the 1:50 marker to hear with your own ears what Nevada State Senator Schneider said about us.  Many of us activists have been used as examples by the establishment.  And since Schneider's termed out, he's the low-hanging "establishment" fruit that I chose to make into an example.  Warning, if you have a weak stomach, you might wanna break open that bottle of Tums - heee heee!

     As for my recent helmet trial in the City of North Las Vegas, it was quite the theater.  Not surprisingly, I was convicted in that top-secret court of nonrecord, and of course I paid my $12 to get a “real” trial in a “real” court.  It appears mine is only the 4th conviction at CNLV to be appealed in more than 10 years.  The other three were as follows:

     1.  David Stilwell – convicted for violating Nevada’s Helmet Law.  (Case dismissed on appeal.)
     2.  Yours truly – convicted for obstructing an officer because I was videotaping 
 my son’s arrest.  (Found NOT GUILTY on appeal.)
     3.  My son – convicted for open carrying a firearm while in his car when he was stopped due to “tinted windows.”  (On appeal the charge was dismissed along with the tinted windows charge.)
     The arraignment for my trial de novo (do over) is scheduled for November 5th, at 11 a.m. in Department 32 at the 200 Lewis Street Courthouse.  If you plan to go, it’s just an arraignment so I don’t expect any juicy drama.  And the date has already been changed once.  So check the calendar or email me to make sure it’s still scheduled before you go.  I’ll do my best to blog soon about the comical CNLV trial.
The Great Gazoo
     In the meantime, know that I've put 6,000+ miles on my motorcycle this summer.  Took two trips from Utah to Texas to visit the grandkid and didn't have to take a helmet.  You see, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas are ALL helmet-CHOICE states.  Can you believe I survived?  Perhaps the only reason I did survive is because I didn't have to wear no stinkin' Gazoo-like helmet. 
All that solo riding and camping gave me much to ponder.  Last year, at the Nevada legislative session, we identified friends as well as snakes-in-the grass low-life foes.  I'll be watching the elections and planning my strategy to expose.
     Hey, Senator S., feel it now?
Who should feel it next?  Post your comment.  And thank you for your support.
Roooooaaaaarrrrring for liberty,

Monday, June 18, 2012

Is It Time..... To Speed Up or Slow Down?

Dear liberty-loving friends,

One of my best friends, David Stilwell, says, "If you're not having fun while freedom fighting, you're not doing it right."  Maybe that's why I often feel "burned out."

But one freedom-fighter that's refused to "burn out" for over half a century is John Herlihy - known as "ROGUE."  He will be my special guest on Motorcycle Monday, June 18, 2012, on Freedomizer Radio,  I hope you'll tune in because motorcyclists have unique liberty challenges and Rogue will discuss how he identifies and addresses some of those challenges to promote liberty for riders.

A big THANK YOU to Jeffrey Jarvis who co-hosted my show on Fathers Day, June 17, 2012, at 6pm Pacific.  Archive:  Follow Jeffrey on facebook:   

Also, below is a list of ways you can keep track of my shows, activism, travels, and public activities.  I hope you will peruse through some of these and if something catches your eye, please forward to a friend, and consider signing up for notices.

Lastly, I’m trying to refine my communications skills.  I know that’s like getting a pig to wear lipstick – but I’ll give it a try.  That goal inspired this new youtube channel that I just launched.  In it, I highlight some of my fun adventures related to my motorcycle travels and other fun stuff – like fishing.

Do you think it’s possible for this old broad to get some “class?”  Please post a note.

Roaring for liberty,


p.s.  No comments will be erased unless it’s spam – so feel free to express your true feelings.