Monday, May 8, 2017

Quote of the Week

Liberalism is a condition that prevents individuals from seeing what is right in front of them to avoid obvious conflicts with their own ideology.   D. Saylor

The Real Objectives of Climate Change Treaties

This climate change treaties is to do several things among international competitors. The most import objective of our competitors is to place the United States at a competitive disadvantage with China, India, and the rest of the third world. It also puts the US at a disadvantage with Europe by leveling the competitive playing field. The second objective by progressives is to have Government control resources and raw materials to make corporations the servants of Government. This is the kind of economic system that the Third Reich installed (which was a socialist government), and is still a prominent component of Fabian socialism in Europe.

Friday, October 14, 2016

What Infidels Don't Get About Islam

What infidels don't get about radicals, is that they all are non-religious. One has to understand that Islam is a scoreboard to attain heaven, unlike Christianity which provides a path to forgiveness for all sin. In Islam, sin stains the soul through eternity. Only three things insure heaven in Islam, good works, a sinless life, and or martyrdom. That's how non-religious Muslims are recruited, as martyrdom is the one way to wipe all sin from their path to heaven. No forgiveness for sin, except by martyrdom.

This is why religious Muslim men are totally freaked out if women are not covered and they are inadvertently aroused and sin. They don't want to sin, or they might otherwise be forced into martyrdom for redemption. Many Muslim terrorists frequented Gentlemen's Clubs and drank because their decision to martyr themselves provided a get-out-of-hell card. You have to understand this to fight it.     The non-religious  Muslim is the more likely profile for a terrorist.

 This is very much why religious and non-religious Muslims are not compatible with Western civilization.   The religious fears temptation and tries to impose Sharia, while the non-religious sins due to Western open societies and martyrs himself.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Last Debate Will Determine the Election

An important event in the 1980 presidential campaign was the lone presidential debate, which was held one week to the day before the election (October 28).

"After trailing Carter by 8 points among registered voters (and by 3 points among likely voters) right before their debate, Reagan moved into a 3-point lead among likely voters immediately afterward."

The last debate will determine our dim future under Hillary Clinton, or a brighter one under Donald Trump.    Its either "Donors First", or "America First".

Thursday, September 8, 2016

What is Illegal Immigration?

Illegal immigration isn't immigration at all, but an invasion of foreign nationals crossing our borders without authorization then demanding we rewrite our laws to give them political power. That is an invasion of a foreign power, subverting the rule of law.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Soro's Recollection of His Nazi Collaboration Days

In Dec 20, 1998, on 60 Minutes Steve Kroft interviewed George Soros where Soros, a Hungarian Jew, admitted collaborating with the Nazi's s a teenager and stated: "...I had no sense of guilt."

 KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.

KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

Mr. SOROS: Yes. That's right. Yes.

KROFT: I mean, that's -- that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

Mr. SOROS: Not -- not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don't -- you don't see the connection. But it was -- it created no -- no problem at all.

KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

Mr. SOROS: No.

KROFT: For example that, 'I'm Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.' None of that?

Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c -- I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn't be there, because that was -- well, actually, in a funny way, it's just like in markets -- that if I weren't there -- of course, I wasn't doing it, but somebody else would -- would -- would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the -- whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the -- I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Fixing the Inner City

These communities are a perfect storm of Democrat corruption and the complete and utter breakdown of the family structure. Building charter schools and making it easier to get capital to the few brave entrepreneurs willing to open a business in these blighted areas are needed. Somehow empowering churches to rebuild moral family structures in the next generation to head off self destructive behaviors must be done. Also changing welfare policy to not encourage an over 70% out-of-wedlock birthrate is imperative. The Government is actually encouraging and subsidizing women to have as many as six kids from different fathers who are not supporting the family. That is a poverty and crime incubator. Educating people at an early age not to follow these patterns is key (school and media education campaigns). I would say forcing deadbeat dads to pay child support is also an imperative, but a lot of these guys are either in jail or involved in illegal activities themselves. Its a real mess, and until black leaders recognize that the Government cannot fix it alone, little progress will be made. These people are going to have to look deep inside themselves and take control of their own lives.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Muslim and the European.

The Muslim and the European. Muslim’s dying in Syria cross the borders to Europe. The Muslim’s cry out, "let us in, for we are desperate and hungry." The kind Europeans open their borders; Muslims are fed, housed, clothed and gratitude should be in order.

After taking their fill the Muslims now say, “your lifestyle is all wrong and it must be changed…… so change or great trouble will be headed your way. They demand, "cover your women and prepare food to our traditions, don’t criticize our Prophet, and live under Sharia without question."

The Europeans cry out, "we don’t understand but we will try, as this may
be too much to buy." The Muslims strike out, they hack, cut, and fire. “Why do you kill we generous Europeans....didn't we pull you from the mire?” The Muslims answer, "you knew we were Muslim when you took us in, and the nature of our beliefs kills those who offend”.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Islamic Radicalization

The idea of Islamic "radicalization" is misunderstood across the board.

Islam is a zero sum game. Meaning heaven is based on a scoreboard, tallied up by great works of faith. There is no forgiveness for sins as in Christianity. All your sins follow you to judgement except under one circumstance. That is martyrdom.

Muslims who migrate to Western culture face temptations they've never confronted. They can't force Western women to cover for example, so they lust and sin. They are exposed to alcohol, sex, and drugs, and become addicted to a Western lifestyle. This part of them that seems progressive creates great conflicts with their Islamic psyche that these sins will follow them, and with no forgiveness, will send them to hell. Panic sets in.

The answer, martyrdom, or what the West calls radicalization. Once that decision is made, they become free to rape, pillage, or steal. As their final destination is eventual martyrdom, their faith teaches all these sins will be forgiven. The 9-11 hijackers went on a binge of Gentlemen's clubs and alcohol consumption. This seems non-Islamic, but its not for martyrs. All Muslims, because of cultural confrontation with free societies, have the potential to crack as the only means of redemption available to them for past sin. Hence "radicalization".

Sunday, August 21, 2016

#NeverTrumpers are Kamikaze Pilots in Hillary Clinton's Airforce

Jonah Goldburg is in the #NeverTrump camp, and as usual grossly overstates Trumps trade policy. What a surprise. As all the #NeverTrumpers say they can't be persuaded to vote for DJT, then whats the point listening to their whining? Its a waste of time.

We cannot enforce trade agreements if we are unwilling to unleash sanctions against countries that dump products tax free into our markets, or manipulate their currency making our exports unaffordable in their markets, or blocking entirely our ability to export products to their markets, or even when they are brazenly stealing intellectual property and violating patents.

Ronald Reagan liked free trade, yes. But he also stopped Japan from dumping semiconductors into the US, and made agreements with them to voluntarily reduce import of cars. He did this to save American industries and jobs, which are key to national security. The economy did just fine.

The Red Chinese are rebuilding their blue water Navy largely on profits from huge trade deficits. We are talking about advanced precision weapons, fighters, and nuclear subs that can target our cities. The promise of free trade was to increase our manufacturing base, not destroy it. Americans are going to have to decide whether national security is more important than buying super cheap flat screen TVs from Communist competitors.

Secondly, Trump will reduce regulations and corporate taxes making it more feasible to operate in this country again. These #NeverTrumpers are not going to get away with their gross exaggerations and lies.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Is Mexico Sending Killers and Rapists to America?

They are. The Mexican Government is aiding and abetting migration of their population to the US. Mexican consular offices located in the US are part of that effort. Remittances from Mexican nationals are the second biggest source of income. Inside that population are criminals of various classes. In Texas alone, criminal aliens identified by the Texas Department of Public Safety have been responsible for the most heinous types of crimes -- and in astonishing numbers. From the Texas DPS report:
A review of these 177,588 defendants shows that they are responsible for at least 611,234 individual criminal charges over their criminal careers, including 2,993 homicides and 7,695 sexual assaults

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

What is a Petard?

Many are using the cliche, "hoisted upon his own petard", without knowing what is a petard is.   A petard was an Elizabethan era devise to blow up barricades or gates. Shakespeare added the hoist as a bit of a joke, in Hamlet Act III. The Melancholy Dane would have his assassins hoisted (or blown up) by their own petard....."For 'tis sport to have the engineer/ Hoist with his own petard …"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Secular Government

A secular government doesn't mean its a form of government that seeks to favor atheism upon free people. That country was called the Soviet Union.  It is critical to insure our freedom that our Government recognizes that only God gives men and women rights in which Government has no authority to redeem (unalienable rights). Once that concept collapses, then the State becomes God and can write changes or limit those freedoms. The State is then the giver, and taker, and not God.
A free people cannot exist without morality, or one willing to submit to the rule of law. The more immoral the population, the more laws and enforcement are required which gradually erodes these freedoms. The inner cities are so immoral (e.g. corruption, crime, and vice), it almost calls for Martial Law (or the suspension of Constitutional rights) to right the ship. A moral population is important to remain free.

The 1st Amendment was written to insure that no man is forced on his knees or forced off his knees. In matters of religion, the Congress has no authority or power. That prohibition applies to creating laws to favor or oppose religion. In no way does that imply individuals in that government cannot openly practice faith as free citizens.

On the other hand, local laws or ordinances that force Christian bakers, florists, or photographers to participate in ceremonies they dim forbidden in their faith practice violates the 1st Amendment rights of their citizens. It favors one religious point of view over another. This is not the "secular" government the founders had in mind.

Friday, January 22, 2016

National Review's Attack on Trump

The attack is lame. The attack focused on Trump, when this entire wave isn't about Trump. Its about tearing down a political system that has let too many people down. The Democrats focusing on fringe constituencies, and Republican focus on small business and commercial interests is off target. The parties are not addressing the concerns of average workers, and their families. You can't raise their issues without being called a racist, homophobe, islamaphobe, isolationist, bigot, or gun loving redneck. This is the equivalent of Bastille Day for the working class. Trump is simply the vehicle with the money to take it to the man. Criticizing Trump has no effect, even though the criticism may be valid in some cases.

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Saga of Hillary Clinton

Much more to report on Hillary Clinton, who told the families of the dead and the American people that it was a spontaneous attack due to a UTube video. Emails prove she was lying, as she told the Syrian President, the Egyptian prime minister, and her daughter it was a terrorist attack by an Al Qaeda "like' group the very next day. Not an angry mob demonstrating. You don't bring heavy mortars to a demonstration. The spontaneous response due to a UTube video was a cover story.

Why is this important? Trust. She lied to cover the fact that her State Department did little to protect the consulate after cable after cable (600 of them to be precise) requesting, begging, urgently yelling for additional security. She did nothing, her State Department did nothing. The key reason she used the video and the spontaneous narrative was to claim she nor her staff could have anticipated this attack. Her own email traffic absolutely proves she was lying to the families and the American people.

Secondly, she claimed no classified information was on her server, which is nonsense. Every one that's ever held a security clearance understands and is briefed on what represents classified information. Even if information is not marked (as she claims), you understand by the nature of the information whether to treat it as classified. Her excuse that information or emails were not marked does not mesh with her responsibilities to protect sensitive information. Careless handling is a criminal offense.

None of this is a political charade

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Did Bush Keep Us Safe?

Bush made a key mistake of letting too many Clinton appointees stay on to empathize with the hanging chad controversies of 2000, but how that affected what information he had to work with we'll never know. Bush deliberately kicked over a hornet's nest in Iraq, while leaving us vulnerable with wide open borders and still no way to track down visa overstays. He did not keep us safe, as many Americans were killed or injured by illegal aliens pouring across the border from Mexico, Central, and South America. Its still goes on every single day while never reported by the MSM. Bush did give the Islamic enemy every opportunity to strike us at home....and by shear luck it didn't happen again. He gave jihadists our throat, and they didn't strike. I'll not thank him for that.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Religious Liberty

If we are just one justice away from loosing religious liberty in the public space, then we have to figure out how to eliminate that risk. Carson said a President has no duty to enforce or carry out Court legislation. The Supreme Court has legislated on abortion, and they have legislated on the definition of marriage for State licensing. Neither of these issues are found within the context of the Constitution, yet the court ruled.

We need leaders willing to challenge the courts, and to remind them they are only one branch of the three. If the Supreme Court takes it upon themselves to decide what is or isn't Constitutional based on tortured logic and invented rights not literally found in the document, and their authority to do so must be challenged by the President and Congress. Once any kind of contract is signed, you can't add inferences or demand rights that were never explicitly cited. The Court can't, and shouldn't be permitted to do this either.

If the Court is the final arbiter (which I don't believe), then lets do away with Congress and let the unelected judges decide what the law should be? Due to activism, the Courts have become political bodies, and should be treated as such.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Myth of Free Trade

Free trade doesn't exist as its a one sided deal. Products come in from other countries tariff free, American exports are either taxed or the importing nation's currency is manipulated to reduce the affordability of our products.

What is being missed, is that you cannot manage this problem without the threat of imposing a tariff to correct errant behavior of trading partners. Critics say this will start a trade war, but looking at trade deficits, we seem to already be the casualty of a trade war.
This is how it works. Raw materials and equipment flow across to Mexico tax free to build or supply factories in Mexico. In return, finished products manufactured in Mexico flow back to the US tax free. Raw materials have less value than finished goods, and the reason our trade deficit continues to grow. Meanwhile, Mexico exports its criminal class and poverty to the United States. The Mexican Government actually provides assistance their nationals to penetrate our border, and has consular offices in the US to help them access the US welfare state. In return, Mexican nationals send billions of dollars in remittances back to Mexico (money orders). So Mexico are actually making a profit on the poverty of their own nationals. What a great deal.......for Mexico.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Strawman of "Mass Deportation"

The "mass deportation" rubric is really a GOP establishment strawman to continue the status quo. The strawman creates the false imagery of a police state to discredit proponents of enforcing our immigration laws. What Trump's plan includes is enforcing immigration law and prioritizing criminals that are currently being released back into US communities. If employers are required to use e-verify before hiring individuals, it will turn off the job magnet and force illegals who either flew here, drove here, sailed here, or walked here to leave on their own. With no access to work or benefits, they have no incentive to stay. I'm so sick of the "mass deportation" strawman being used to discredit enforcement of US laws. There are priorities, strategies, and tactics to turn off the spigot of illegal include building the wall and stopping visa overstays.

If other GOP candidates have published a better plan, other than "its all about love", I'm willing to consider it. I listened to Kasich yesterday on Syrian immigrants, and he went on another moralistic rant and said we need to help bring this dangerous lot of refugees into the US or we should tear down the Statue of Liberty. Really? Kasich had no idea how we would screen dangerous ISIS plants in this group, but said it was our duty anyway. That is easy for an elite politician to say, who has taxpayer provided security and lives behind a security fence or in a gated community.

Friday, September 4, 2015

US Education

The educational model is broken in the USA. Half of US STEM graduates even find work in these fields. Industry claims they need H1B visas to file positions, so something is wrong here. Either US universities are not meeting the mark with educational standards, or we have a nasty mix of corruption between Government and Industry to force US wages down. Yes, college is useful, or was useful, but too many are finding $100K plus in college loan debt is not worthy of 50K per year jobs they are offered.

The 'rounding' of US engineering graduates with expensive communist ideology and propaganda apparently makes them generally too expensive to hire. Foreign technical school graduates are in much higher demand for US industry. That educational model uses a lower cost vocational approach...minus the "rounding" courses required in US university curriculum. Educational costs continue to rise far above inflation levels, while wages continue to fall due to influx of foreign technical graduates with more competitive educations.

I am a retired project manager for a major defense industry. My observation with all this is the failure of industry to accurately define what is required for jobs currently being performed. Generally managers with engineering backgrounds over qualify job descriptions. As a result, they end up with high turnover of bored engineers. They predictably then claim they can't find qualified Americans to fill those positions. It's a ridiculous assertion. The failure is really not understanding the qualifications and training needed for the jobs they need done. They want foreign engineers, and trap them to those jobs with H1B visas

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Corporate Power Threatens the Republic

One of Milton Friedman's greatest fear, was that corporations and government would become one in the same. There is protectionism already baked in the cake, and its in the 20 volumes of the US tax code and State laws and licensing boards including thousands of regulations (State and Federal). They collectively prevent or reduce the availability of various services to keep the cost for those services at a high level by limiting competitors (or making it too expensive for competitors to enter the market).

Insurance companies promoted Obamacare, knowing full well Americans would be forced (by the Government) to pay high premiums for their products exclusively. Government approved plans made it infeasible for all competitors to enter the healthcare market. State boundaries made it impossible for consumers in various States to buy something less expensive in another State. At the same time, the "insured" would not be able to easily use these products due to high deductibles. And that's not all, the taxpayer will subsidize any loses they incur. Who wouldn't want a deal like that?

Corporations donate to elected officials to keep those barriers in place, or to legislate additional obstacles. The collusion of Google and Facebook with the Democrat Party is the biggest threat to the Republic in the history of the United States in my opinion. The ability to build search engines to wedge out sites for which they disagree, or collect information on individual subscribers for political purposes is frightening. Social media has become the modern way to assert mob rule through the power of the tweet.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Second War of Independence, 1861-1865

"Strange, indeed, must it appear to the impartial observer, but it is none the less true that all these carefully worded clauses proved unavailing to prevent the rise and growth in the Northern States of a political school which has persistently claimed that the government thus formed was not a compact between States, but was in effect a national government, set up above and over the States. An organization created by the States to secure the blessings of liberty and independence against foreign aggression, has been gradually perverted into a machine for their control in their domestic affairs. The creature has been exalted above its creators; the principals have been made subordinate to the agent appointed by themselves. The people of the Southern States, whose almost exclusive occupation was agriculture, early perceived a tendency in the Northern States to render the common government subservient to their own purposes by imposing burdens on commerce as a protection to their manufacturing and shipping interests. Long and angry controversies grew out of these attempts, often successful, to benefit one section of the country at the expense of the other. And the danger of disruption arising from this cause was enhanced by the fact that the Northern population was increasing, by immigration and other causes, in a greater ratio than the population of the South. By degrees, as the Northern States gained preponderance in the National Congress, self-interest taught their people to yield ready assent to any plausible advocacy of their right as a majority to govern the minority without control. They learned to listen with impatience to the suggestion of any constitutional impediment to the exercise of their will, and so utterly have the principles of the Constitution been corrupted in the Northern mind that, in the inaugural address delivered by President Lincoln in March last, he asserts as an axiom, which he plainly deems to be undeniable, that the theory of the Constitution requires that in all cases the majority shall govern; and in another memorable instance the same Chief Magistrate did not hestitate to liken the relations between a State and the United States to those which exist between a county and the State in which it is situated and by which it was created."
---Jefferson Davis, 1861

Saturday, January 11, 2014

What Happened to Good Paying Jobs?

The US, after WWII, became a manufacturing giant. Good jobs, good pay, good benefits. Why? The USA was untouched by the war, where all industrial competitors in Europe and the Pacific lay in ruins. The US, during the 40s, 50s, and 60s, was the only country which had standing factories that could meet the demands of the world.

As we moved passed the1960's into the 1970's and beyond, something happened. Europe and Japan rebuilt their industrial base destroyed by the war. Global competition began to eat away at the US manufacturing monopoly that once supported all of the "good" union wages and benefits. US car manufacturers, who previously could mass produce inferior products and sell them all.. could no longer do so. Japan started to capture huge market share of the car industry, as increased world manufacturing put high demand on oil that in turn increased gas prices. This of course created high demand for reliable cars that used less gas. The US car industry didn't see it coming, but the Japanese did and exploited it.

Creating good paying jobs is more than just getting an education. Its developing a workforce that can build, sell, and market things people want to buy. Government cannot anticipate this, and only a free market unleashed by low tax and regulatory environments creates the incentives for millions of minds to test, develop, and market millions of products and services. Some products will win big, others will lose. However, Government intervention in this process is what holds us back. Even colleges today are struggling with the problem of training students to do jobs that don't exist yet.....and don't get me started on degrees in ethnic studies and such.

I get so frustrated by the idea there is some magic formula to create good paying jobs. However, there are three things that will work, 1. free markets, 2. free markets, and 3. free markets....and please keep Government bureaucrats who know nothing of the real world out of the job creation business. If we don't, we'll all be starving while well paid and fed Government bureaucrats continue to make promises that they're only here to help us

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Government Shutdowns

GOP Presidents of the RINO class took little leadership in reforming the Great Society. It wasn't until Newt Gingrich, working with a Democrat in the White House (under pressure), did real tangible reform come about (Welfare to Work). This was in the aftermath of a Government shutdown caused by a budget disagreement between Clinton and Gingrich. As a result of both economic growth and less social spending, the deficit disappeared. Gingrich would have won more reforms, if Bob Doyle R (Senate Majority Leader) hadn't caved first. Clinton himself was even surprised by this.

The establishment GOP tried to destroy Gingrich over the shutdown, much like their current efforts (including sycophants at American Crossroads) are trying to do to Senator Cruz and Lee over the recent shutdown. Then, as now, the GOP establishment spinelessly accused conservatives in their "own party's base. I'm sure the establishment Repubs were personally and philosophically against shutting down any part of this bulging Government…... but what is unforgivable is blatantly accusing"right wingers" as the cause and effect. I'm sure they did this to also "mitigate" blame from themselves, shielding themselves from a very biased and hostile media. So they blamed others in their own party rather than justly contesting the press narrative with solidarity and courage. The establishment leadership openly criticized their own base …. then and now. Nothing has changed.

I don't believe for one second, that a President Chris Cristie or Jeb Bush will repeal this law (Obamacare). Nor am I convinced McConnell or Boehner will resist. Oh yeah...... they'll nibble around the edges with costly, feckless reforms, but will do little else. Christie and Bush, like McCain and Romney, will predictably campaign as conservatives, but will govern like liberals. That’s not likely to happen however, as a Cristie or Bush candidacy cannot succeed. The "electability" argument has failed in two attempts to win the WH with moderate candidates.

There is also something very cynical about the establishment GOP narrative that we should have simply let "Obamacare collapse on its own", and not forcing Democrats to reform it. Yes, even if it brews up a political s**t storm, it should have been resisted at all costs. To let this collapse on its own, is really the equivalent of saying……let the unwashed masses suffer….feel the pain of this law…let small businesses go under (a lifetime of work for many).....then they'll come back to us. Pathetic leadership.

The idea that families and businesses who have been destroyed by ACA will crawl out of the ruins of their lives and gratefully wave the GOP flag (the same establishment controlled party that was gleefully watching it crush them) is certainly a huge assumption, Mr. Wills

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Trees

The Trees:

There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the maples,...
And they're quite convinced they're right They say the oaks are just too lofty And they grab up all the light.

But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."

Now there's no more oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.