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.

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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.

CONGRATULATIONS, WE MADE IT! $20,000,000,000,000 DEBT

September 15, 2017

The national debt has finally reached the point of abject irresponsibility. The unpaid debt accumulated in the past decade exceeds that accrued over the 220 years between the Constitutional Convention and 2007. According to the U.S.Treasury <link> the total recorded debt on September 30, 2007 was $9,007,653,372,262.

Each citizen now owes approximately $61,900 to the country in addition to any personal debt. Each taxpayer has an individual obligation to the federal government in the amount of $168,000 (that is after normal taxes are removed from your income, interest and dividends).

Eh, a few billion here, a few billion there…What difference, at this point, does it make?

When an individual decides to accept debt in exchange for satisfaction of their needs or wants, he or she must generally provide collateral to the lender. That collateral might be in the form of a mortgage on their home or other real estate or a provision allowing the lender to access a portion of their income commensurate to not-less-than the amount of regular interest on that loan. Most frequently, the terms include the interest plus the termed pro-rata repayment of principal. In either or any case, the lender wants an assurance that the loan will be repaid.

No such requirement is made of governments.

When an individual or entity such as a company or corporation defaults on their debt, the courts may act on a declaration of bankruptcy and remove a portion or all of the existing debt. However, the borrower is obligated to offset as much of the debt as possible by liquidating physical assets and providing the proceeds to the court. That individual or entity must then resume life without. He, she or it must start from nothing with only a possible ongoing subsistence income to survive. Friends and family may choose to help out for a time, but eventually the particular debtor must assume the burden for their lives, livelihoods and actions.

If and when a federal government defaults on massive outstanding debt, their recourse is to take as much as necessary from the citizens therein to cover the obligation. That might mean converting our businesses, our real and personal property as well as our income and savings to cover the obligations made by our elected officials. We, as a citizens and taxpayers, have no choice at that point.

We had choices when we elected our presidents and representatives over time. We had the choice to re-elect or reject them. We allowed them to fritter the tax money we worked to earn. They did so in often irresponsible ways and against our wishes and principles. We allowed it. We created this problem. At the point of default, we have only us to blame.

That, my friends, is how Communism comes about. Once the government controls the economic infrastructure of a country, the citizens become chattel. Once the government has complete control over our lives and livelihoods, it is a long and tough fight to regain what we now have and complain about.

It is time to make some major changes. There is no longer a defining line between conservatives and liberals when it comes to government spending…it is all liberal spending. The line must be redrawn by making a rapid and colossal change to the failing congress and their process.

It is okay to have two (or more) parties with differing viewpoints offering input to policies and procedures for the nation. However they both, or all, must be reasonable and responsible for the decisions on which they arrive. There must be a cost/benefit analysis done, not just a cost analysis. The Congress must explore and debate the potential consequences of the laws and conclusions as well as the perceived benefits without indicting the opposition or depicting them as evil or insane. But we must accept the responsibility to elect sane and reasonable people to represent us.

Good luck handling your portion of the debt. *BTW, the median household income according to the New York Times on September 12, 2017 <link> is currently $59,039.

Just because a congressional candidate has a (D), (R), (L) or (I) behind his or her name doesn’t mean they always have you in mind when they spend your tax dollars. They, in fact, most often exempt themselves from accountability for inclusion in the laws they write no matter what affiliation they proclaim.

Our current president most likely falls into the Independent category. He is attempting to effect changes from the norm. However, the established and entrenched members of Congress, of all dispositions, are fighting him simply because he is not a homogeneous Washingtonian. They would rather scuff the toes of their wingtips kicking the can (National Debt) down the road rather than taking charge and disposing of it. It might be time to replace the whole team with members concerned for future generations.

 

THE POLITICAL CLASS, ACADEMIA AND THE MEDIA vs. “WE THE PEOPLE”

September 6, 2017

I recognize that those who most need to read this and other like articles are the least likely to do so. It destroys their implanted narrative and thus must be rejected outright without review or consideration.

It doesn’t take a mental giant, or even an semi-intelligent public school graduate, to see there is a movement afoot to destroy the United States. Unfortunately, most of the imbued high school graduates and certainly the products of many four year colleges are so indoctrinated with “free” and “equal” and “diversity” and “acceptance” that critical thinking and reasoned observation is not within their purview. They cannot see or accept economic, social or political reality and cannot recognize what they are conditioned to bring about.

Today’s scholars, professors and teachers are bred on the disciplines of Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx. Marx predicted that the internal class struggle of a capitalist society would produce self destruction resulting ultimately in a socialist society. He professed socialism or an ideal classless society such as communism would result. Alinsky popularized the thinking of Marx and directed the initialization of his philosophy.

Alinsky alleged that the best method to effect change is to first create chaos of the highest order. He became the figurehead of the counter-culture movement of the 1960s and 1970s and is the mentor of the liberal journalists, teachers, professors and politicians (the reporters, guides and governors) of today.

Many of our current and recent generations, seduced by the authority of their “educators”, see only the initial and seductive stages of the socialist and communist doctrines. They have been drilled with the notion that these economic and political creeds result in global and total equality; everyone prospers from the efforts and production of the collective. The poverty and starvation that decades of submission to these philosophies is not admitted in the indoctrination. Only the ultimately infeasible Utopian representation is offered and revered.

From the chaotic state, the masses will accept any change to calm or abate the state of turbulence. That change comes in the form of socialism and ultimately communism. A soothing transition from capitalism and democracy might be termed Democratic Socialism; the first step to authoritarian dominance.

Each leader among the disciples of these philosophies believes he or she is the one to make the transition complete and viable. Every one who has tried has failed and each society transformed has suffered. The chieftains of the attempts often die under unexpected and mysterious circumstances only to be followed by stronger figures. The proles of these regimes toil endlessly for their meager existence while the elite governing class becomes enriched.

*Note the referral to two classes of these “equality for all” socio-political comradeships. This, in itself, illustrates a major contradiction to the professed uniform prosperity.

Without direct and personal incentive to produce and prosper for one’s self and family, there is little reason to work at capacity for others to benefit. Feudalism does not enhance the wealth of society. It drains the wealth from it.

I refer you to the totalitarian reign of the former USSR. For those with less historical background or initiative to do the research, read the current news coming out of Venezuela. Both of these nation states passed through the stage of Marxism, into socialism and into autocracies whereby the masses became starving chattel of the dictators.

Capitalism and democracy may not be the best forms of economy, government and civilization for it, too, is flawed. However, it has proven to be among the best for the greatest majority within. We, the U.S., are now at a negative point of transition away from personal responsibility and reward to that of dominance and submissiveness. With each new entitlement easing the need for self reliance, we move closer and closer to the proven failures of totalitarianism.

The United States is now in a hybrid state whereby public welfare is surpassed by government give-away programs. Charitably helping the infirm and incapable through public support is beneficial to a social and civilized community. However, making the lazy and sedentary comfortable and dependent with luxuries such as internet service, cell phones, monthly stipends, housing allowances and other benefits robs them of pride and incentive and allows the government to lord over them. The passive recipients democratically vote for more of the same not realizing they are electively contributing to their own servitude and that of their descendants.

The anarchists we see in the streets today are only ignorant players, for the most part. They falsely believe they are contributing to constructive societal change. Some are paid to organize and engage in protests and riots as suggested by Alinsky; to create chaos. The rest are dupes acting ignorantly, or on partial information regarding the projected outcome of their participation. Most are oblivious to the historical mistakes of multiple attempts to alter the social order. They are unaware of their contribution to totalitarianism.