NOV. 6, 2018: THE DATE TO CLEAN HOUSE…AND SENATE…AND INTEL AGENCIES…AND, AND, AND…

December 2, 2017

The people we elect to the House and Senate must be the best possible representatives from each district and state. They should be leaders within their community. They must be of high morals and integrity. Their history might include volunteer work; graciously giving of their time without compensation. They may be, but should not be, chosen because they are the wealthiest, best known or most easily recognized unless they have a lengthy and demonstrated history of doing what is best for others. National celebrity is not a qualification for ranking government office. Career politicians need not apply!

Term limits is an expression we often hear regarding our legislative branch. Unfortunately, the ones charged with setting limits on how long a person is able to take taxpayer money without genuine responsibility for its proper use are those who want to keep doing it for as long as possible. Many have known no job other than politics or living off the public dole in some capacity, e.g. community organizer. Some are approaching a half century in office. One is beyond that mark. This is not service to the country, this is the cancerous growth of a government barnacle.

We the People” need to come together in an Article V Convention of States to formally amend the guidelines that govern our nation and those who administer the guidelines. The convention must set limits of tenure for our representatives and define responsibility and accountability for those people we authorize to make decisions on our behalf. The Convention must be a forum open to the citizens, not just the public parasites previously elected.

One such suggestion for serious consideration is three two-year terms for House members and two four-year terms for the Senate. After service, the departing members are entitled to the retirement they have funded along with a taxpayer match of $1 for every $3 they invest in themselves.

Additionally, we need an ethics committee made up, not of shoulder and elbow rubbing peers, but honest people from various walks of life who are interested in true public service with a sincere interest in the best, most honest and dependable government imaginable. Without regard for political mindset (however, political activism is a preclusion), it is possible to assemble intelligent people whose primary vocation is among the various construction trades, hospitality, sales, finance, transportation, agriculture, sports, education or any field other than law and politics.

Those people selected for the ethics committee must be thoroughly vetted by their community, local and federal law enforcement before their names are submitted for consideration.

The position on the committee should be a commitment termed at three years. For the sake of continuity, the first, and only the first, body having individual engagement commitment of 1, 2 and 3 years. The positions cannot be a predicate or stepping stone for political office. The committee might be made up of credible people currently out of work, those seeking a break from their field to assess the viability of changing to another calling or people simply interested in a strong, sound and honest governing body. The committee must have the capability and authority to remove corrupt, criminal or dishonorable elected and appointed individuals from the payrolls of the American taxpayer.

We need term limits to suppress the corruption that longevity breeds within our elected officials. These changes will not happen from within, they must come from and be controlled by “We the People”.

While lawyers might be the most knowledgeable about legalese, the laws need to be written such that the average person can read and understand them. The specificity of language by which we are expected to live our everyday lives can leave no doubt or be ambiguous. When it comes to obeying current laws, we find convoluted language with apertures so gross that any interpretation is possible.

Let us return to a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”.

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TRUMP vs. THE SWAMP

October 30, 2017

I am not a Trump supporter. I did not vote for President Trump in the primary though I did vote against the lying, conniving and corrupt malefactor known as Hillary Rodham Clinton in the general election.

That said, I find myself tending to defend the president’s attempts to make America great again more and more with every attack on him from the left and established politicians of both parties. It is not necessarily because I agree with everything he’s doing, it’s just an innate need to counter-resist the insanity that is pushed into my face and senses every day.

I have, from before the beginning of his presidency, believed that he will do what he can to make the necessary changes to the political inbreeding of the past century. The eight year period prior to his inauguration was filled with Alinsky divisiveness to turn this country into a Marxist/socialist experiment. The Constitution was shredded with executive orders, underhanded and corrupt dealings, illegal and unnecessary regulations, fines and confiscations.  Many of President Obama’s actions and those he encouraged were contrary to our founding documents and laws passed by congress thereafter. The courts are just now getting around to ruling on and reversing those violations.

President Obama sliced and diced the country thinner than any Ginsu cutlery could and in more ways than one can count.  He pitted blacks against whites, poor and working Americans against their wealthier counterparts, workers against management, women against men, Latinos (even American Latinos) against other Americans, gays against straights and virtually every possible faction and subset of our society against those whose views were different. There was no compromise. Deep and wide chasms were formed where dialogue once existed. By his promotion and organizing, discussion became vitriolic and dislike became hatred.

The task of restoring our democratic republic is only made harder by those entrenched in government stalling and combating the president’s every effort. This is coming not only from those elected to congress, but from the career bureaucrats who view change as a threat to their existence. It’s as if they fear their effective tenure inoculation will be rendered deficient. In reality, any change to increase efficiency and economy is truly a threat to them. Some may even have to quit playing GTA and watching as much porn on our computers during the work day and get a little work done.

It happens to be Donald Trump, a man with a tendency to be direct and abrasive when demeaned or belittled. However, it could be anybody in the White House trying to make major changes and correct the course of the current and failing political structure in Washington, D.C. (the swamp). There are simply too many public functionaries anchored throughout the halls of all federal (now feral) entities for a small cadre to overcome within a few months. Congress stalls appointments and the intelligence and law enforcement arms refuse to cooperate for fear of indicting themselves. They seem to still be taking orders and directions from the immediate past president who forms and organizes public and private resistance just a short distance from the White House.

I’ve been watching politics since the mid 1970s, perhaps a bit before, and this is the first time that I can recall former presidents and congressional members (without respect to party) attacking a duly elected president outright. Yes, there have been one-off snide comments, snipes and innuendos over the years, but nothing like the unmitigated onslaughts that happen on an almost daily basis. This year and last has been a circus of has-beens, wannabes and other losers trying to one-up each other and take their 15 minutes of celebrity by shooting the captain in the back before scuttling a seaworthy ship.

To restore law and order, the filthy swamp must be drained, dehydrated and incinerated.  We voters must then refill the void with new and hygienic resources in Washington, D.C. and our local governments.

GOODBYE CALIFORNIA

October 18, 2017

The citizens (and illegal aliens) of California want to secede from the union. What a wonderful happening for those of us who appreciate our nation. They want their sovereignty and we want freedom from their insanity.

Per usual, those of the liberal progressive left who want to become their own country see only the good points of being a nation of their own. They see not what they have already done to the region. They see seaports for trade and beaches for tourism. What they fail to see is the enormous debt liberals have foisted upon their state that must be absorbed solely by the new nation. (As of this writing, the spending exceeds the revenue by more than $28 billion <link> and is ever growing). Clearly, 10% of the state’s population is receiving food stamps (SNAP payments).  Many more also receive federal payments in the form of EBT, WIC, AFDC, SSI, etc.

They ignore the number of companies abandoning the region for more business friendly destinations. They rebuff the fact that the higher wage earners and wealthy retirees are exiting for states with more favorable economies and living conditions. They refuse to see that those people are taking their tax dollars away from the spendthrifts of Sacramento leaving behind a plethora of welfare awardees.

A reasonable person might see that each and every year, the state cries to Washington D.C. and FEMA for federal aid to adjust and offset the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage created by raging wildfires in the summer and flooding and mudslides during the winter months. Sonoma County officials, for example, are encouraging those affected by the recent wildfires to contact FEMA directly. All current federal access would go away and have to be paid by the few remaining California tax contributors.

When President Trump announced that taxpayers would no longer be illegally required to subsidize insurance companies as dictated under Obamacare, California (along with 18 other primarily Democrat controlled states) immediately hit the courts. California allows, even encourages, people in the country illegally to participate in the scheme that makes insurance expensive for the citizen taxpayers of all states.

Not only are nearly 900,000 people on the paid unemployment rolls in California, clearly 10% of the state’s population is receiving federal or combined federal and state welfare subsidies. Meanwhile…lawmakers of the state continue to pad their expense accounts and fund their retirements at the cost of citizens who often cannot even afford adequate housing.

That brings us to the homeless population and the diseases of such. California declared a state of emergency due to an outbreak of hepatitis A. At last count, nearly 600 homeless and indigent people have been identified as victims of this disease. Hepatitis A is spread by contact with other infected individuals or consumption of contaminated food or water.

While not confirmed, the CDC is looking into migrant camps where day laborers gather as the source. These camps are often found near construction sites and areas of agriculture. The day laborers tend to spend their largess in areas of lesser affluence, i.e. areas with high homeless populations.

Well, Goodbye California. Here’s hoping you do well on your own.

A RACIST AND A HOMOPHOBE WALK INTO A BAR…

October 14, 2017

Racist is now a spent and worthless term as with most of the left’s “ist”, and “phobe” references. With everything from the KKK to floral decorations and ice cream now designated as racist or …phobic, the terms have lost all meaning. Liberals tend to spin and parse every word, action, vision or vestige in quest for a reason to be offended. When they do become offended the problem lies with the liberal, not the object. It is up to the individual to perceive and reason normally, sanely and correctly. If and when that ever occurs, both the translucent/pastel libs and the rest of us will be much happier.

A person who sees everything as offensive or threat to himself/herself must be constantly and carefully surveilled to prevent crimes or injury that person might commit against their own person, others or surroundings. Sharp (knives, scissors, etc.), dull (lumber, baseball bats, etc.) and heavy (items which may become projectiles: E.g. rocks, bottles) objects must be removed from the individual’s proximal surroundings.

Perhaps that person should be restrained for psychiatric observation and diagnosis. California (perhaps because that is where so much liberal insanity occurs), allows police and other officials to confine by reasonable means and transport such persons under the California Welfare and Institutions Code 5150 to a hospital, institute, asylum or other designated place for such observation and evaluation. For my money, this code is used far too infrequently. Judging on past performance, most of the state legislature and chief executive should be whisked away under the 5150 code. I won’t even start on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly heard some of the “triggers” for race, gender or sexuality. Perhaps you’ve even been exposed to the fearful socio-political stimulants. If you don’t date or mate with a person of your same sex, but of a different race, you might be designated as a homophobic racist. If you don’t stand with radical liberals when it comes to political decisions, you could easily be labeled a woman hater, bigot, redneck, Nazi, supremacist, fascist, xenophobe or any of dozens more derogatory terms. To illustrate my point, please click on this <link> to a former posting.

*After that posting, my friend said it was somewhat funny to him that I suggested “anger management and sensitivity training” for this proud liberal. As it happened, about a year prior, there was an issue and his licensing board mandated that he attend an anger management class. From the tone of his words during this exchange, the class was not helpful.

However, this is the way ignorant liberals tend to end discussions. When they recognize but refuse to acknowledge that their argument is based on false premises, they simply yell out some demeaning term. Sometimes it’s because they actually hear themselves speak and it embarrasses them to the point they must exit the conversation before making themselves look even more foolish. Sometimes they simply recognize there is no justification for their beliefs and the only way out is to spew an indefensible slur and claim victory.

When none of the above works in their favor, violence is the only alternative to quell their inherent anger. In any case, the use of unfounded expletives meant to box a person with a divergent viewpoint is, at this point, over used and of little meaning.

Thus, if you engage in a verbal joust with a liberal and derogatory terms permeate the conversation, smile and accept the victory. It is only acknowledgment…you both accept you are right.

LET US FOLLOW THE LOGIC OF THE LEFT

October 7, 2017

Push back is imminent! The logic of the left decrees that if someone chooses not to participate in, or chooses to claim offense in any way, everybody must respect his, her (or any of 55+ other mind-boggling gender pronouns) feelings by ceasing whatever they deem unsuitable. If we follow the logic to its ultimate conclusion, we see that it boomerangs back upon their very own mandated standards.­

Not everybody chooses to participate in Christmas celebrations – therefore end all public Christmas plays and celebrations

Not everybody chooses to participate in Christian prayer – therefore end all Christian prayer outside of churches

Not everybody chooses to participate in Halloween – therefore end all Halloween festivities in schools and public places

Not everybody chooses to participate in Hanukkah celebrations –therefore end all Hanukkah celebrations except in synagogues and temples.

Not everybody chooses to participate in hunting and shooting sports – therefore over tax and over regulate all private handguns, rifles and ammunition…tightly restrict when and where shooting may occur

Not everybody chooses to honor the flag, our national anthem or our men and women in uniform – therefore eliminate all representations of pride and symbolism related to our country

Not everybody enjoys fast food – therefore over tax and over regulate fast food restaurants until banned

Not everybody enjoys sugary drinks – therefore over tax and eliminate all sugary drinks

Not everybody enjoys jungle gyms – therefore ban all jungle gyms in schools and parks so that no child has access to them

Some children (+/- .02%) are injured when playing on teeter-totters– therefore ban all teeter-totters in schools and parks so that no child has the ability to enjoy them

Not everybody who has goldfish feeds their pets on time – therefore ban gold fish to prevent inhumane treatment

Not everybody enjoys pork products – therefore ban all pork products

Not everybody appreciates dogs – therefore ban all dogs

Not every young girl looks like Barbie – therefore ban the sale of all Barbie dolls

Not everyone believes in truthful history – therefore eliminate all visions and vestiges of history from the earliest record to current times…allow only emblems of glorious events and eras

Some people believe all animals should live an unrestricted life and die a natural death – therefore demean every person who wears clothing made from hides and those who eat meat

Some people are offended by differing opinions – therefore take FOX News off the air

 

Thus, using the logic of the left…

Not everybody chooses to participate in Gay marriage – therefore we must end all Gay marriages.