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I must admit that I have been waiting for one of Gaius’s thoughtful posts to liven things up but I understand the rigors of the daily grind and children, so I’ll give you a rounding of what is happening in the news.
LoCo wants to close 4 schools they own outright, which will save 2 million a year in operating costs. Meanwhile, 68+million will go to LCPS for fiscal year 2015. The tax rate went down .05 cents and my assessment went up 100k. That means it will only cost me another $1,000 in taxes. What a deal. And they have cut back many services in savings already. Hmm. Where is that Silver Line?
–Fast&Furious……crickets.
–Benghazi……crickets.
–IRS……crickets.
–NSA……crickets.
–Immigration reform…Dem….active.
–Equal pay for women….Dem….active.
–Koch brothers…..Dem….active.
–Bloomberg 50 million towards curtailing gun rights….Dem….new.
–Holder and Obama targeted with racism…..Dem….active.
–ObamaCare……GOP….semi-active (becoming obscure with diversions)
We have a guy feeding cows on federal land who won’t pay the Feds grazing rights. It got heated and civilians are toe-to-toe with armed Feds. Was getting ugly and not over yet. Meantime Putin is land grabbing more of the old USSR while everyone else in the world wags fingers. Ever notice that when big wars bring down aggressors, that nations go into downsizing mode with their military. The focus changes and the eye goes off the ball. During that period of non-focus, aggressors re-emerge upon the scene. Isn’t what keeps them in check are strong military nations at the ready?
Gas is up right when I am getting ready to go fishing. Why are we spending $2 for crop and processing to make $1 of ethanol, just so we can continue to ruin the internal combustion engines that use it? And food is going up. We feed ourselves and others with wheat and corn staple, yet there isn’t enough because of what is wasted as “alternate fuel”. If we took the same amount of corn and distilled it, we could save money, have less vehicles on the road and feel good about being anally raped. I guess being drunk has advantages and savings too. But, heh, ALL food is up. Steak is up (because they feed them corn I guess). I see new taxes on all my utility bills. What’s up with that? What is more important:desert turtles (who don’t like solar farms) or smelts that are nothing more than Egret food? Ever notice where many of the supermarket meats come from lately? Do you really like brushing your teeth with toothpaste that comes from the same country of massive pollution and lead paint toys that cause suicide in supervisors?
And we don’t need another 4 years of a woman president. It has been too long since we had balls in the White House. And we need more testicles in Congress too. A poster here thinks we need to build locally politically and move up. I agree, but I also agree that with a good role model at the top working down that you meet in the middle and get there twice as fast.
Out of all this news (or lack there of), that situation in Nevada with the cows has got my focus. The guy is wrong in his understanding of things. Should it have gotten out of hand? Yes, because the government is involved and that has rallied the people. The underlying theme here is freedom from government and in this case it doesn’t matter if the issue is right or wrong. It is a cause for the people and it will escalate. Could be the beginning of the people’s revolution. Someone is going to die and then all bets are off. Citizens have reached their breaking point and need a circumstance. I’ll be fishing and watching. If need be I might need to extend my vacation and visit the southwest although I’m pretty sure the uprising will come to a neighborhood near me in time. Until then I’ll be starving, going broke with taxes and healthcare. If you feel for my plight and to keep me off the government dole, you may send contributions to me here at NVTH. I promise that any excess funds will be used to buy more worthwhile things…….like bullets.

We all know that the GOP in Congress is the party of not-conservative. They state they are and turn right around and do things to aid liberal convictions. The Tea Party members of the GOP (who are more true conservatives) are shutdown and ridiculed at every turn by the GOP as a whole. Since the GOP was always associated as the party of conservatism, what happened? I know that over the years I have butt heads with hundreds of people on this subject of “the party”. What I hear most of all is that the GOP needs to win at all costs. This means to me that you trash principles and only field “winnable” candidates so as to have an “R” in some political seat. But what does that do for the people? We have R’s on the LCBOS and most of them could be Dems and you would never know the difference. I made that distinction before they were even elected. No, the GOP is NOT the party or voice of conservatism as is plainly obvious today.

Moving forward, in the news is the appointment of Shaun Kenney of Bearing Drift to executive director of the RPV. Don’t now the guy. I understand that he has made statements in February that “nativists” need to be purged from the party, and I know where that comes from and who it is directed to. But why say that? It is true that the GOP is looking to enhance its rank and file with a new breed of Republican ( opening more doors for homosexuals, Latinos, independents and women) that, supposedly, were somehow shunned from the party. And how that is done is to show these groups that you are flexible and believe in their causes. So every time the Dems come up with a trumped up issue, the GOP needs to counter with their own form on the trumped up issue. But where does law and Constitution fit in all this? We have laws to be obeyed or we change them when the majority of citizens want that. Same with the Constitution. Until that time, you don’t just arbitrarily ignore those laws because you don’t like or believe in them and you don’t ignore them to help affect change, but rather abide and enforce them UNTIL that change is made. So what gives on this statement about purging nativists from the party? Are they nativists because they hold to enforcing the law and Constitution?

The issue is immigration. No one of sane mind will ever hold someone accountable for just LISTENING, especially if it is part of your job description. I just wish that more people would do some listening as it is a skill necessary to have dialogue. You don’t need to agree with what is said but you do need to understand (from the speakers viewpoint). Conversely, a sane person will hold you accountable for what comes out of your mouth, and rightly so. The GOP wants to grow. Immigration is a hotly contested issue and favors the Dems with this voting block. Even if the GOP promises the world, if there is no “free” involved, the GOP gets nothing. Nada. Zilch. Let’s suppose, hypothetically, that they do get something. At what cost and to whom? Should we just have open borders and open the flood gates so that established citizens are left out in the cold and lose their American dream that they have worked so hard for, following,the rules and paying,their dues?

Which brings me forward to this: last night I was at a church in the area. The place was slammed with people and there were two buses in the parking lot. There was a meeting going on inside for this group, as churches often have various meetings for different things. What bothered me about this were the buses, decorated with this bold statement: “Immigration Reform and Amnesty Now”. Oops. So reforming immigration laws, which do need to be changed to obtain the brightest and necessary talent, is tied to amnesty. This is a progressive argument. When someone like the GOP talks about being for immigration reform, is that really the whole story? Is it being sought with amnesty, on the backs of all American citizens? Can you have one without the other? What about those laws and the Constitution that spell this out? Then again, where have all the conservatives in the GOP gone? Who’s party is it anyway?

I guess when you feel emboldened from “others” in high office getting away with murder, you just feel you can do it also. Oops! I have some catching news for you and just wonder how it will be treated by those liberal cronies that always want to blame Repubs ( not that there aren’t Repubs just as bad).

First we look at State Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco notoriety (San Fran can pick them, can’t they?). Corruption and gang relations. And no one knew because he is such a nice guy and good politician. To whom, I wonder.

Then you have the mayor of Charlotte, Patrick Cannon. He was arrested on…….corruption charges. Like his Ca. buddy, he too is a nice guy where no one saw this coming and wish him the best. One of his charges stems from a free trip to Vegas with cash involved.

Speaking of Vegas, Senate Leader Harry Reid was caught once again with mis-management of campaign contributions. I think we can all agree that this is no less corruption in and of itself, as Dems are howling over Bob McDonnell. Then again, this is nothing new for Reid who has been playing the corruption game for years.

I wish these guys the best also……the best lawyers, then the best maximum sentence, and the best “playmates” (bubbas) in prison. We’ll see who escapes what and which rugs get the sweeping under. This stuff just makes my day. I would love to see a crooked politician from any party arrested at least one each day. That would be cleaning house. Hey, another reality TV show with people playing themselves. I’d watch for sure.

I am a bit perplexed over what just happened in the House. Trey Gowdy R-SC just introduced a bill called “Enforce The Law Act” which would make the Executive Branch enforce any laws passed by Congress. But the Constitution already has that provision so the Act seems redundant. What is at issue here is that the Executive Branch and its legal arm, the Justice Department, are not abiding by those Constitutional mandates. So if you have an idiot that knows nothing about Constitutional law, who has a pen and a phone to change/eliminate anything he pleases, and no one is suing him on these grievous breeches of the Constitution, how will this law be any different?

Now supposedly the Act that was passed will allow a suit to expedite through the courts. I thought judges and courts had their own agenda? I surely have no trust in the Judicial Branch. And why would it be a suit? Is there some compensatory outcome involved? I would think it a criminal action and adjudicated as such. But when you read the article, a few Democrats voted for the Act along with the Republicans. Huh? You mean that this Act, with established basis in the Constitution, wasn’t voted UNANIMOUS? That tells me that not only is there a problem in the Executive and Judicial branches but also in the Legislative Branch as well. Either we are failing our children in school by NOT spending and dedicating enough time to the Constitution and its understanding or there is such a prevalent nature of lawlessness in politics that it has become as common place as putting shoes on your feet. Or both.

We are constantly being informed/told/reminded that we are a “civilized” society. That word alone has caused the lawless to take advantage of the masses with impunity, in my mind. I hear always that we can “vote these people out” and the ballot box is our weapon. Unfortunately this doesn’t seem to be the case since there are too many stupid voters who refuse to be informed or understand the rule of law. These “voters” work on the premise of “me” and “free” for the most part when they cast there votes. Some vote on color. How does this benefit “all”? It doesn’t. Term limits are a good start but far more is necessary. Harsh consequences need to be instilled on those holding office so that there will always be pause before someone seeks office. Me, personally; I am not averse to immediate extrication from office with a good public beating in the town square. But that is just me. I grew up with the understanding of how viable consequences are in all aspects of life–especially when it affects the nation and it’s citizens as a whole. Otherwise, show me a rational for having laws at all.

Or should I say the lack of testimony where she continued to invoke the 5th Amendment. There are 2 things that came to mind:

First, Cummings wanted to ask a question and was recognized. He immediately went into another hate filled, divert attention, diatribe where Issa then adjourned the meeting and cut off the mikes since no question to Lerner was forthcoming. I both laughed and applauded. Political theatre at its better moment. I don’t think it would have hurt Issa to allow another rant, because no one listens to Cummings anyway, but I appreciated shutting the loud mouth up. These people tend to say nothing pertinent to forward these proceedings but rather gripe illogically about fact finding of one of their own ilk. Had it been a non-liberal on the stand, Cummings would have grilled with real petty questions and innuendo to degrade and belittle the individual being grilled. Seems that those politicians in the state of Maryland were all raised and molded from the same pond scum. I liken it to the by-product from a failed green energy initiative (for those of you that are slow–algae was being formulated into a usable fuel and that is my association stated above). Yup. Maryland is in a whole new phase of useless politics and corruption by political means.

Second, why are they playing footsie with this woman? There is enough evidence to hold her culpable for abuse of station and position, abuse of power, and a bias in department. Indict her and take her to court. Let the cards fall where they will. If convicted, take her pension and send her to jail. Then she will have a “come to Jesus” moment and want to spill her guts, at which time I would say “too bad–too late”. Then, like a liberal minion that she is, she will do interviews and naming names where she won’t go down the creek alone. It’s a win-win situation. No deals, no immunity. Who knows what song the jailbird will sing. Then again, she might get acquitted and that will hang heavy on the neck of this administration.

I wonder if a new reality show would make a start–”Jailbird housewives of DC”. Progs like those kind of shows.

Yup. Makes sense to me. The world is more unstable than ever before and more people want to do harm to America and the western world than ever before. Hagel sure knows what he is doing. Oh. Hagel is a republican and is an absolute buffoon. How did he ever get elected to that post? What a disgrace to the party.

Now defense needs some culling in areas, no doubt. And Hagel talked with the top brass ( who tend to be more political in this day and age) for concurrence. Making military personnel pay for more things and get less in benefits would make anyone want to enlist (read: the draft will be coming back shortly). Money will be available to keep the F35 albatross going forward (why not just copy the Chinese–they already perfected the damn thing) but out goes the U-2. That means that anything to be seen by satellite will be hidden because our foes know when the satellites come into position. And the Warthog (ground pounder’s best friend) will go away. I assume Dragon Flys and Apaches will now cover that role. And the drones will be relied upon more than ever. Operations will be performed by SOG and we will disable and dismantle an enemies chance of waging war by internet.

Where will the savings go from all these “cutbacks”? Paying off the debt? Building a border fence? Probably into more ludicrous “outings”, rounds of golf, slush funds, entitlements. I know with this savings that the debt ceiling and budget will continue to go up. My advice is stock up on defense weapons. We may need it when Red Dawn comes to past.

Of course as many of you have heard, our new Attorney General, Mark Herring,  has announced that he will work to overturn the Virginia state law banning same sex marriages.

I have stated here on this board in the comments that I feel that rather than the states continuing to attempt to define “marriage” (which is becoming more legally amorphous) they should simply get out of the business of “marriage” altogether and allow individual couples or even groups to define it for themselves, according to their religion and whatever god they believe in (or don’t believe in). The states should only concern themselves with the contracts between the parties for the purpose of distributing property in the event of the death of one or both parties and/or dissolution of the contract (i.e., “divorce”).

Same sex marriage will at some point (probably relatively soon) be declared to be legal in all 50 states via incorporation. The next legal challenge will be polyamory, and using the same logic as gay marriage, I foresee no legal restriction on that either. Traditional marriage advocates can scream all they want about the issue, but the toothpaste can not be put back into the tube. So the best way to move forward is for the state to get out of the business of blessing marriages.

Now it appears that a state lawmaker in Oklahoma is proposing a bill to do just that. This first round will probably not be successful, but I predict that it will happen – probably in a Southern state – after some national debate on the matter. Once it happens in one state, many others will follow suit.

I am amazed that the ACLU rep, quoted in the article actually disagreed with this potential proposal. That is strange because it seems like a win-win to me. Those who want to define marriage as they see fit (same sex, polygamous, polyandrous, or whatever) can do so while those with traditional views on marriage can also continue to preach what they believe as well. Both can follow their own beliefs without the blessing or the curse of the government. Private differences will no longer be policy disputes and no one is enforcing their moral views on the other.

It’s the only way forward.