Posts Tagged ‘Arrogance’

PRIVILEGE

June 22, 2020

It’s amazing to me how some people can find racism hiding behind every word written or spoken unless it is from their own pen, keyboard or mouth.

Mayor Ben Rozier of Bloomingdale, GA was asked to resign over a Facebook post that was perceived as racist. Here’s what Rozier wrote:

What is privilege?….

Privilege” is wearing $200 sneakers when you’ve never had a job.

Privilege” is wearing $300 Beats headphones while living on public assistance.

Privilege” is having a Smartphone with a Data plan which you receive no bill for.

Privilege” is living in subsidized housing where you don’t have a water bill, where rising property taxes and rents and energy costs have absolutely no effect on the amount of food you can put on your table.

Privilege” is the ability to go march against, and protest anything that triggers you without worrying about calling out of work and the consequences that accompany such behavior.

“Privilege” is having as many children as you want, regardless of your employment status, and [to] be able to send them off to daycare or school you don’t pay for.

“Privilege” is sending your kids to school early for the before-school programs and breakfast, and then keeping them there for the after-school program…paid for by the people who DO HAVE TO DEAL WITH RISING TAXES AND COSTS! …you know, us so-called ‘PRIVILEGED’ the ones who pay while you TAKE TAKE TAKE!

This, of course, is a call-out by people without color who want to deepen the chasm between people like themselves and people of color in the name of diversity. To imply that there is anything inherently racist in the wording above is, in itself, racist.

As a rational individual, I see no reference to any ethnicity or heritage. A person has to interject their own bias into the wording in order for there to be an inkling of racism. It’s nothing like Joe Biden saying, “Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” There’s no mistaking the thoughts behind that statement.

As one not seeking to divide the people of this or any other nation to specifically cause a confrontation, I read this posting somewhat differently. I see this as a frustration coming from one who is tired of paying exorbitant taxes only to hear people complain that their government entitlements are insufficient.

*I might also add to Rozier’s rant that anyone who has thousands of dollars in tattoos and piercings or has drugs in their system while drawing a monthly government stipend is also advantaged by privilege.

IT’S BEYOND POLITICS

February 7, 2020

Politics has always been an adversarial process. It was meant to be. The reason for the three branches of government is to check, recheck and balance the governors of our country. However, the business of politics was never conceived to become so viscous and hateful.

With their hatred for the non-conforming, undiplomatic and forthright president, the Democrats have turned politics, not only in Washington D.C., but throughout the country into a blood sport. They have encouraged Antifa to riot by standing by and allowing the members to assault non-members (actually drawing blood and injuring upstanding citizens) with impunity.

They drew upon ambiguous and undefined language to issue two Articles of Impeachment which were voted on and passed by partisan vote. They have upended the state of politics for coming presidents forever. To identify a president’s thoughts as criminal or misdemeanors of impeachable capacity is very dangerous to the character of government and the nation.

Nancy Pelosi probably best described the Democrat strategy in 2017, <link>

This is not the first time a ranking member or leader in the Democrat controlled House or Senate has foregone the rules of normalcy to achieve an underhanded victory. Harry Reid is a testament to that. He introduced the “nuclear option” to the Senate to block filibuster and discussion of controversial presidential nominees with the exception of Supreme Court nominees. In doing so, he eternally altered voting process of the Senate. He won that round, but the tolerant, understanding and accepting Democrats now cry foul when the Republican majority uses that very move.

Now we have a president who has been “impeached forever” in the Speaker’s words. They have impeached President Trump not for cause, but because. In doing so, they, the majority in the House (this time it’s Democrats) have changed the landscape for the most important action the body can take.

There is no known reason for the abject hatred of President Trump other than the fact that he is President Trump. He defeated the predesignated “Queen of the White House” and that seems to be enough for the Democrats to continue attacking him and obstructing his presidency.

I did not vote for Trump in 2016. I didn’t and don’t agree with much of his direct rhetoric, yet I cannot fault him for his forthrightness and openness. There is no question about his thinking because he shares it loudly and often. This is very unlike any previous politician. But he is not a politician and is not beholden to various lobbying groups or even the pressure of his own party. Those are among the various reasons why he is disliked in Washington. He cannot be influenced with fame or fortune…he had them both before he decided to run for office and will forever be known and wealthy without compromising his integrity, such as it is.

Despite his lack of protocol but given the malicious and nefarious behavior of the Democrats over the past 3+ years, there is no way I will vote to install another. Regardless of the policies professed, I will not vote for a Democrat running for local, county, state and certainly not federal office. If that means voting to re-elect President Trump, I will.

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS

December 16, 2019

At the recent meeting of Women Rule Summit, Speaker Pelosi was asked about the speed with which the House Democrats were moving toward impeachment. “Speed?” she replied, “It’s been going on 22 months—two and a half years, actually.”

She continued digging the hole with, “I think we are not moving with speed. Was it two and a half years ago they initiated the Mueller investigation? It’s not about speed. It’s about urgency. One of the charges against the president of the United States—saying he was violating the oath of office by asking for government to interfere in our election undermining the integrity of our elections.”

Sometimes, in the haze of age and belief in her royal identity, Speaker Pelosi tells the obvious truth, whether she means to or not. She probably put it best over a year ago when she explained the “Wrap Up Smear”. Foolishly, she allowed the world to see the diabolical ways of the Democrat party. (Not saying that the Republicans don’t use this or similar tactics, but Democrats use it often and viciously.)

The Wrap Up Smear, as the Speaker put it, might well be the reason for the multitude of “leaks” that we see happening during this administration. It is so easy to quote The Washington Post or the New York Times as a credible source when it fits the Democrat agenda or cause. Simply feed the info you want to use through a reporter…maybe true maybe not…then use the manufactured article to validate your point.

More recently she shared the latest, or at least the most obvious iteration of the plan when she openly admitted that the impeachment of President Trump is not connected to any phone call, or even Russian meddling in our elections. It is all about undermining the credibility of a duly elected president. The whole impeachment saga began because they are angry they were unable to adequately manipulate the 2016 election and declare victory for the very corrupt Hillary Clinton in 2016. They have been mad at themselves and taking their anger out on our president.

The past week, the Judiciary committee issued and voted on two articles of impeachment.

Article I “ABUSE OF POWER”.

Hearsay, innuendo, bias, interpretation and desire to remove the sitting president from office were used in testimony to create this article. Unlike his predecessor using his pen and his phone to skirt congress, President Trump did what every other elected official does in the course of their business day. For him, however, it is considered abuse of power. The charge of investigating Joe and Hunter Biden in exchange for aid, is bogus. The president, from what I read in the transcript, asked the Ukrainian head of state to look into corruption within his government and his country. The Bidens had simply inserted themselves into that corruption.

And Article II, “OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS”.

Laughably, the Democrats in the House consider themselves above the other branches of government. When served with a subpoena, the White House properly referred the matter to the co-equal third branch of our government, the Supreme Court, to identify the validity and necessity of the subpoena. In doing so, this was considered defiant of the lords of congress and deemed impeachable.

This impeachment is an attempt to discredit the current president and take over the government. This behavior should bother everyone who thinks the ideals of the socialists seeking the presidency are not possible. This is the type of authoritarian underhanded overreach that can be expected from those diabolic and malevolent minded individuals seeking to preside over the economy and politics of the United States.

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”.

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.