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At the Worth Youth Chess Championships in Durban, South Africa, our pride of Virginia, Jennifer Yu, won the GOLD MEDAL in the 12G division (girls 12 and under). A little further down the page, you will will see Akshita Gorti, also of Virginia, in 12th place.

And our own Aasa Dommalapati took 14th place in the 10G division.

Doing Virginia proud, girls! Congratulations!

This topic has been weighing on my mind for some time. Even now, I am reluctant to write about it. But it is important.

Early in the swim season, one of our young instructors was accused by a parent of “inappropriately touching” her daughter while teaching her how to swim. The police investigator asked the boy and his mother to come in for an interview. During the “interview” (interrogation is a better word), the interrogator “mislead” (lied) about evidence saying, “We had a nurse specialist perform an examination of the girl. What if I told you we had DNA evidence?” (See? The interrogator didn’t say they DID have DNA evidence, only “what if….” In fact, the examination showed no evidence of assault.) The interrogator implied that there were other accusations. There were not. The interrogator implied that there would be leniency if he just admitted to the crime, when in fact she just wanted him to incriminate himself enough for her to file charges. He did, finally saying he had done it “once or twice” during backstroke, when he was holding her level so her bottom didn’t sink. The interrogator charged him with sexual assault.

Then came the court case. They got the interrogator, on the stand, to admit that she lied to get the “confession.” (From that point on, anything the interrogator says is immediately suspect. If she will lie to get a confession, why would she not lie to get a conviction?) She admitted that the accused and his mother had not been informed of his Miranda rights, nor was he or his mother told that the interrogation was being recorded.) Then, the accuser herself took the stand. She said the alleged assault came every day while she was doing breast stroke. Then she was asked whether the person who had done that was in the courtroom. She took a minute to look at everyone in the room, and said, “No.” The defense attorney, obviously, saw no point to cross-examining.

So them the girl’s mom took the stand. First, she lied and said she was at every practice. Then, she recanted on that. She then said she had not see any other swim instructors that day, when one was sitting in the courtroom (and the woman had walked by her three times already) and two more were sitting outside! Apparently, she knew the name of the accused boy’s mother, knew he was one of the instructors, found a three-year-old facebook picture, and accused him!

My suspicion is that this was a girl who was not a good swimmer (thus she needed help staying afloat during the backstroke) and didn’t want to go to practice anymore. “Well, WHY don’t you want to go?” “I don’t like it.” “But WHY don’t you like it? Did something happen?” “Yes.” “What? Did someone do something you didn’t like?” “Yes” “What?” “Nothing, really.” “What do you mean, NOTHING? Did someone touch you?” And it just degenerates from there. Mom with the leading questions, and the girl going along because she hates swimming. (Which doesn’t look good because her mom is on the Board for that pool. It was not the accused’s home pool.)

What kind of an effed-up justice system do we have that an boy can be accused of such a crime, which would result in his being barred from ever working with children again — not in swimming, not in Scouts, never — with ZERO evidence and a bullied confession given with false promises of leniency? This “investigator,” who did not actual investigation at all, should be fired and charged with misconduct. The mother should be charged with making false accusations, and at a minimum, should be required to pay the accused’s legal fees.

Oh, yes, the time is long overdue to have term limits on Congress and judges. Why would we only limit the Executive Branch without having the same constraints on the Legislative and Judicial branches? Why indeed. It appears that the need of limits is really making its case known in these modern times. You see, politics is a “scratch your back, you scratch mine” type of forum. Unfortunately, bias does not belong in any of these branches and when the party trumps the people, the system is surely broken. Case in point is the recent decision on subsidies for ObamaCare sign-ups.

It appears that two conflicting court decisions are at issue: the U.S. District Court (just below the Supreme Court) where a 2-1 decision was handed down stating that subsidies could only be given through state exchanges. By the way; this court had 4 Obama judge appointments placed after Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option in the Senate. The other court, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ( which is supposedly equal to the District Court ) held that the subsides could be granted by HealthCare.gov. What the 4th based there opinion (why would they have an opinion and not a sound ruling?) on is that Congress (read Dems ONLY) had the INTENT to make subsides available for all. Unfortunately, that is not what the law READS.

Here is my beef. We are no longer a nation ruled BY LAW. We have become a nation ruled by the intent of someone’s opinion of how they interpret the meaning of someone else’s thought. Words use to have meaning but, if you read this site enough, you will realize that Dems/liberals don’t use definitive definitions but, rather, however something should be interpreted at the time (which seems to change as constantly as wind direction). So it appears that all branches of government have been corrupted and no longer seem to function as their assigned duties prescribe. An old joke: “What do you call 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?” Answer: “A good start!” Don’t get me wrong; lawyers were a needed and noble profession once. Anymore it is a stepping stone for self glorification. It has become corrupted in too many ways and lawyers are ever mindful of side-stepping the rule of law and perverting it. This isn’t the entire profession but a good portion of it. It seems that those same lawyers become judges…..with political ideology and leanings, where law is NOW being made instead of interpreted AS WRITTEN. There is no separation of powers anymore because we no longer have checks and balances as established by the Constitution. Since lawyers won’t clean up their own house, term limits, review boards for misconduct and dismissals are our next line of defense.

This is just one story of one city of one class of drivers. It is happening in this country everyday and drivers are getting away with murder because of “loopholes” I guess. Then again, take away their license and they will still drive, even if they get caught again. And they are killing kids! When is something going to be done about these insane drivers that cause this havoc?

I beat the lefties to the story. Here it is. I know. No real information but that won’t stop the anti-gunners, will it. Another gun free zone. Still no solutions to protect our children in school, after the last school shooting. Or the one before that. Or the one prior to that. Etc. Wonder where these mental killers will strike when school term is over? No information but the floor is open. Speak up.

It is clear from the policies they support — from funding for abortion clinics started by a pro-eugenics woman who wanted to reduce the Black population, to laws that clearly say that Blacks and Hispanic (whether Black or White) cannot compete with Whites and Asians on a level playing field — that the modern American “progressive” (a.k.a. “progs”) are racists. The question is, WHY?

Well, we have already established that progs cannot really believe in God, because to do so would mean that they think they know better than God how He should have distributed things, so they must Re-distribute them. This is, of course, incompatible with the nature of God, so they reject Him.

In rejecting Him, they also reject the notion that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Without that Creator, we are products of random evolution. Those whom they deem to have evolved more — Whites and Asians — progs also deem to be inherently superior. Oh, they will deny it, of course, but the public policies they push which keep Blacks down — such as Minimum Wage laws and quotas — drown out their lies. (At least the originators of the Minimum Wage Law were honest about its purpose, just as the founder of Planned Parenthood was honest in hers.)

Contrariwise, Christians know that we are all created by God to do God’s work — that God has put us where we are, and given us the talents we have, to do His will to the best of our abilities. None of us is “better” than another any more than a carpenter’s hammer is better than his saw.  In the Body of Christ, a hand is not superior to a foot.

I have been waiting for this season to get started and let me tell you something: this isn’t good baseball; this isn’t great baseball; this is some fantastic baseball! For two games in a row, I have seen two grand slams. Unbelievable defensive plays and everyone is swinging the bat when needed. Rendon, Werth and Espinosa are the ones I want to see do well and they haven’t disappointed me. The others are performing in a gear likened to playoff time. And they are just as calm as can be. Almost like they have a secret that we don’t know about (like they are going to the World Series this year). Having some ups and downs with pitching but offense is covering that. I mean, the game tonight is no less exciting then the one yesterday. Matter of fact I only see one dark spot in these first 10 games. That is the instant replay. It is being used and abused for other than intended and it takes the fun out of booing the umps, which has shown that they get the call right about 98% of the time. I hope it goes away because I don’t want my baseball footballized, if you know what I mean. Since it is spring break and nothing is going on, tune into Nats baseball. You’ll be glad you did.