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OBAMA DOES DEAL WITH THE TALIBAN TO FREE AMERICAN BOWE BERGDAHL -- OPEN BOUNTY ON AMERICANS?

Obviously, the idea that America does not negotiate with terrorists, especially those who kidnap American soldiers or citizens, is pure government propaganda or has something significant changed in the Obama foreign policy

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Statement by the President on Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl

Today the American people are pleased that we will be able to welcome home Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, held captive for nearly five years.  On behalf of the American people, I was honored to call his parents to express our joy that they can expect his safe return, mindful of their courage and sacrifice throughout this ordeal.  Today we also remember the many troops held captive and whom remain missing or unaccounted for in America’s past wars. 

Sergeant Bergdahl’s recovery is a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield.  And as we find relief in Bowe’s recovery, our thoughts and prayers are with those other Americans  whose release we continue to pursue.

For his assistance in helping to secure our soldier's return, I extend my deepest appreciation to the Amir of Qatar.  The Amir’s personal commitment to this effort is a testament to the partnership between our two countries. 

The United States is also grateful for the support of the Government of Afghanistan throughout our efforts to secure Sergeant Bergdahl’s release.

This week the United States renewed its commitment to the Afghan people and made clear that we will continue to support them as their chart their own future. 

The United States also remains committed to supporting an Afghan-led reconciliation process as the surest way to achieve a stable, secure, sovereign, and unified Afghanistan. 

While we are mindful of the challenges, it is our hope Sergeant Bergdahl’s recovery could potentially open the door for broader discussions among Afghans about the future of their country by building confidence that it is possible for all sides to find common ground.

Notice that the Obama Administration dos not mention that Bergdahl was exchanged for high-ranking Taliban prisoners held in Gitmo?

American Soldier Bowe Bergdahl Freed by Taliban in Prisoner Trade

The lone American prisoner of war from the Afghan conflict, captured by insurgents nearly five years ago, has been released to American forces in exchange for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

The soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was handed over to American Special Operations troops inside Afghanistan near the Pakistan border about 10:30 a.m. Saturday in a tense but uneventful exchange with 18 Taliban officials, American officials said. Moments later, Sergeant Bergdahl was whisked away by the helicopter-borne commandos, American officials said. He was found in good condition and able to walk.

The five Taliban detainees at Guantánamo, including two senior militant commanders said to be implicated in murdering thousands of Shiites in Afghanistan, were being transferred to the custody of officials from Qatar, who will accompany them back to that Persian Gulf state, where they will be subject to security restrictions, including a one-year travel ban.

All five Taliban members being released are considered to be among the most senior militants at Guantánamo and would otherwise be among the last to leave

<Source: New York Times>

 At what price?

With a government that has paid dearly for non-productive photo-ops in the past, one must ask what else was given to Qatar, Afghanistan, and the Taliban in return for Bergdahl?

Will this put more American lives, here and abroad, in more jeopardy since America seems willing to deal with terrorists and kidnappers?

Is this part of the price that the U.S. government is receiving from our enemies in return for closing down the dreaded – and hated by the progressive socialist democrats – Gitmo base? And, does this portent an increasing terrorist strike threat based on bringing enemy combatants into the continental United States?

Or, is this simply a means to help erase the stain of not providing immediate military assistance to the stricken Americans during the 9/11 anniversary terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya that saw four Americans, including our Ambassador, the President’s personal representative, killed.

Obviously, this was a planned event since media reports that the negotiations began last year.

Bottom line …

We cannot trust President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats to pursue any policy, foreign or domestic, that truly serves America or Americans, without questioning his political and ideological motive. It seems to me that this “hostage swap” was done for political purposes having little to do with retrieving Bergdahl – who was said to have walked off his base with no explanation and was captured by the enemy – and more to do with domestic politics close to another election. Look for the progressive socialist democrat media campaign to ramp up!

This is an ongoing story and something stinks. There are billions of U.S. dollars unaccounted for in Afghanistan and it is possible that Obama is trying to purchase the cooperation of the Taliban since the elected President Hamid Karzai is little more than the Mayor of Kabul and has little chance of running the country when the Americans leave. Which points out that the alleged 10,000 troops or advisors will become even bigger targets for terrorist kidnappers and might reignite the conflict if Americans are taken.

It is time to insure that progressive socialist democrats are not returned to the House and that the GOP captures a Senate majority to start returning Constitutional checks and balances to American politics. We have little or no chance to begin treating the cancer that is political corruption in this nation until we remove those who are willing to sell our country to our enemies for the proverbial thirty pieces of silver and a photo-op. 

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



What can Jane Fonda teach 2014 UCLA Commencement Grads: How to sell out your country and its soldiers to a communist enemy?

It is with great sadness that I note that one of  the world’s premier educational institutions, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) has invited a traitor to speak to its graduates, albeit the lefties in the School of Theater, Film, and Television on a suitable day to note this tremendous insult to America and American -- Friday the13th.

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Nobel laureate, renowned actor and celebrated musician among UCLA graduation speakers --  CEOs of Boeing and YouTube also will address Class of 2014

Nobel Prize winner Randy Schekman, celebrated actress Jane Fonda and award-winning musician Herbie Hancock are among the prominent figures who will speak at UCLA's 2014 commencement ceremonies, which are now underway and will continue through June 15.  Two-time Academy Award winner, author and fitness icon Jane Fonda will speak at the School of Theater, Film and Television ceremony on Friday, June 13. <Source: UCLA>

Let us not forget those who sold out America and American troops to the communist enemy …  <source>

Jane Fonda is at the top of my list as an unindicted traitor: a person who, in time of war, gave aid and comfort to our enemies. A person who mockingly sat on an anti-aircraft gun in Viet Nam while downed pilot John McCain was being tortured in a nearby prison. It is hard for me to write anything about Jane Fonda without using the words “traitorous bitch.”

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The most prominent example of a clash between private citizen protest and governmental military policy in recent history occurred in July 1972, when actress Jane Fonda arrived in Hanoi, North Vietnam, and began a two-week tour of the country conducted by uniformed military hosts.

Aside from visiting villages, hospitals, schools, and factories, Fonda also posed for pictures in which she was shown applauding North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gunners, was photographed peering into the sights of an NVA anti-aircraft artillery launcher, and made ten propagandistic Tokyo Rose-like radio broadcasts in which she denounced American political and military leaders as "war criminals." She also spoke with eight American POWs at a carefully arranged "press conference," POWs who had been tortured by their North Vietnamese captors to force them to meet with Fonda, deny they had been tortured, and decry the American war effort.

Fonda apparently didn't notice (or care) that the POWs were delivering their lines under duress or find it unusual the she was not allowed to visit the prisoner-of-war camp (commonly known as the "Hanoi Hilton") itself.

She merely went home and told the world that "[the POWs] assured me they were in good health. When I asked them if they were brainwashed, they all laughed. Without exception, they expressed shame at what they had done."

She did, however, charge that North Vietnamese POWs were systematically tortured in American prison-of-war camps. <Source>

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Bottom line …

I do not forgive or forget any traitor that actively engaged in enemy propaganda efforts to encourage American soldiers to surrender to our enemies – where they were treated like animals. UCLA is a tax-payer supported school and she should not be honored when California soldiers are still missing in action and others are resting uneasily in their graves.

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-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Resigns -- Rats deserting the ship for Hillary’s campaign?

Have no fear, another liar will appear …

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Jay Carney is the affable media face of a stone-cold liar, Barack Obama. Designated as Jay “Bagdad Bob” Carney, after a man who would tell the most improbable lies as the Iraq Minister of Information and official spokesman for dictator Saddam Hussein, few believed Carney’s spin.

There are a few prevailing theories behind the resignation.

1.  Obama needs a fresh and believable face – someone who is not such a big part of the reported story and may not be reviled by much of the press corps.

2.   In spite of his apparent total loyalty to a President who saw no problem with openly lying to the American people, Carney has to leave to protect any future employment – where it might be critical for a media manager or spokesperson to tell the truth.

3.   Carney is seeking a consultancy with another progressive socialist democrat who, also, has no problem lying to the American public, Hillary Clinton or her campaign.

4.   Carney is being sought as a television talking head and will use that position to launch a new pundit career. Perhaps as an on-air shill for the progressive socialist democrats and their effort to halt the reaction of a disaffected and discouraged American people that might turn to the GOP en masse.

Bottom line …

Nothing will change. President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats will continue to lie, evade, dissemble, and throw people under the bus when they are no longer useful to the cause. I wish I could wish Jay Carney luck with his new position, but I can’t – not after Benghazi.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



GUN CONTROL: THE ANSWER THAT ALWAYS SHUTS UP GUN CONTROL ACTIVISTS

When speaking with progressive socialist democrats, there is a simple and easy way to end any debate on gun control …

Ask them why they persist in telling you to respect Islam and not judge all Muslims by the acts of a a few thousand radical terrorists, but insist that you disrespect millions of law-abiding gun owners by judging the actions of a few criminals and crazies?

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You can’t have it both ways. There is no spinning evil is evil, bad is bad, and when you are dead you are dead.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



HILLARY'S PROGRESSIVE POSSE PREPARES TO ATTACK REPUBLICANS WHO BLAME HILLARY FOR BENGHAZI?

Word is out – Hillary’s supporters are preparing to attack anyone who claims Hillary is corrupt, incompetent, or totally lacking in leadership …

Hillary Clinton already has the machinery in place for a presidential bid

Hillary Clinton played her part, too, raising expectations with a fashionably late entrance to the event at the Newseum in Washington, then gently lowering them with a speech that carefully touched on America’s challenges without committing to specific ways to address them.

US presidential election campaigns usually get under way early in the year before the poll itself, with the establishment of exploratory committees and the gathering of lists of potential supporters and donors.

More than two and a half years before the 2016 poll, however, the scaffolding to support a campaign to make Mrs Clinton president is already substantially built. Two political committees have been set up, one gathering names of potential volunteers in all 50 states; the other standing by to raise money. A Democratic-aligned rapid-response unit – the team inside a campaign war room that instantly rebuffs opposition attacks – is already up and running.

Source: US politics: Permanent campaigner - FT.com

Here’ a preliminary look at the campaign …

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Bottom line …

Ask yourself: As a nation, can we afford a corrupt, incompetent, progressive socialist democrat who has more familiarity with corruption and communism than capitalism?

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VOTE AMERICA!

NOT CLINTON!


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



[X] NO -- BOBBY SHRIVER FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR

Shriver’s campaign commercial shows his work with the homeless in the People’s Republic of Santa Monica – where vagrants were encouraged and private property rights were subverted. The tag line … “A progressive problem solver for L.A. County’s future.”

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Yeah right! He is big with taxpayer-funded initiatives. Working in Africa rather than South Central Los Angeles.

Shriver’s the man … that is if you envision turning L.A. County into Tijuana and restricting what property owners can do with their own property!

Vote HELL NO!

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



[X] NO -- ACA 1 CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT - RAINY DAY FUND TO PROTECT UNIONS AND POLITICIANS

To my way of thinking, a rainy day fund is a set-aside fund, to be used not for rectifying budgetary shortfalls in union-dominated activities, but to pay for critical emergency and unanticipated expenses that will serve the public at large. Not for keeping government worker’s salaries and benefits in tact during an economic downturn and insulating them from the economic consequences of the government’s actions that are deeply felt in the private sector. And, certainly not just another legislative trick to isolate the politicians from their own folly and to insure the flow of their union-dominated campaign finances during a downturn

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This is not a rainy day fund, but a political slush fund to be administered by the progressive socialist democrats who run California … [my comments in blue italic]

CA Rainy Day Fund will protect taxpayers and vital services

This Constitutional Amendment will protect taxpayers and vital services from the chaotic ups and downs of revenues and state budgets that have plagued Sacramento for decades.

[The bill was authored by Assemblyman John Perez, D-Los Angeles before stepping down as speaker It places a proposed constitutional amendment before the voters that will create a budget reserve, funded primarily from excess capital gains revenue during boom years as well as an annual contribution equal to 1.5 percent of the state's general fund.]

ACA 1 was the result of bipartisan negotiations with the Governor's office. This spending cap and surplus fund truly has teeth and cannot easily be raided.

[Typically, when Republicans deal with the progressive socialist democrats in the legislature and the Governor’s Office, they traditionally are co-opted into rubber-stamping tax and spend policies that only appear to be bi-partisan in the fact that the Republicans have little or no say about the eventual use of the funds. How many people can remember when the GOP, spearheaded by Abel Maldonado, sold out the taxpayers and gave us the largest tax increase in the State’s history. Maldonado himself was rewarded by being appointed to the Lieutenant Governorship by Arnold Schwarzenegger, a RINO with a lesbian, long-term democrat operative as his Chief of Staff.] 

Having just passed out of the legislature, this Constitutional Amendment will now be placed on the November 2014 ballot to be approved by the state's voters.  Once approved, this will substantially change the way the state saves money and budgets for the future.

Even before this has been passed by the voters, the new Rainy Day fund is already having an effect.  The Sacramento Bee is reporting that Moody's Investor Service considers the legislation to be a "credit positive development".

[Of course Moody’s would regard this as a “credit positive development” because it essentially pays down debt; not the traditional function of a rainy day bill.]

A few things that you should know about the new Rainy Day proposal:

  • The fund will capture 1.5% of general revenue funds every year, along with Capital Gains revenue that exceeds 8% of General Fund receipts.
  • Requires that 50% of fund revenue be used to pay down current debt.
  • Prevents the fund from being used to pay bond debt, such as High Speed Rail.
  • Creates objective criteria for when payments into the fund can be suspended, additionally requiring the governor to declare a fiscal emergency.
  • Limits the amount that can be drawn out of the fund in the first year of a recession, and ensures that money saved in the fund cannot be siphoned off to fund new government programs.
  • Having an effective Rainy Day Fund will protect vital programs like education, transportation and public safety from devastating cuts in tough budget times.

[One, you do not dissipate a rainy day fund by using it to pay down current debt. Current debt should be paid from current revenues.

A problem when you have tax-and-spend progressive socialist democrats in charge of all phases of the government’s operations – including the incredibly dishonest budgeting process, the manuevering to fund union pension fund and healthcare obligations and various and sundry costs.

If you believe that these funds are can not be touched by borrowing, you are naïve. The State of California is steeped in financial trickery, borrowing money from designated funds and leaving moldy IOUs in the drawer. Or even worse, engaging in the sale and leaseback of assets purchased with restricted funds to create unrestricted funds for use elsewhere.

And, when someone speaks about protecting vital programs, one would assume that public safety comes first, and the heavily unionized transportation and education comes last. This appears to be a UNION RAINY DAY program that will ensure that unionized public employees never have to face a fiscal downturn as the private sector suffers.]

Responsible budgeting means saving money when there is a surplus to protect our priorities when we have a deficit.  This past recession has been a trying time for California, but by adopting this strong rainy day fund we can demonstrate that we have finally learned from those mistakes.

[California has never adequately prioritized expenditures under the progressive socialist democrats who see any surplus being fed into social programs to benefit non-Californians who happen to be illegal aliens.]

History has taught us that it is absolutely imperative that California maintains a healthy rainy day fund to mitigate the boom and bust cycle of revenues. With our current system, legislators spend every dime brought in during good years, and have nothing saved for those years when the economy drops and revenues decrease.  When that happens we are left with the false choice of either cutting services, increasing debt, or raising taxes, and none of those options represents a responsible solution during tight budgets.

[Decades of progressive socialist democrat rule has brought nothing but more spending, higher taxes, outrageous public employee union demands, and spending on illegal aliens. There is never a false choice between cutting services, increasing debt, or raising taxes – because they are all simultaneous actions of an out-of-control state that panders to the special interests in return for campaign financing, voter support, and media attention.]

Source: My local Assemblyman

Something stinks in Sacramento …

This constitutional amendment was passed by a 75-0 in the Assembly and 36-0 in the Senate – and will serve to replace a rainy day fund measure already scheduled to go before voters this fall. But what bothers me the most is that the legislature has not been open, transparent, or accountable as they have passed empty budget bills in the past as a way of sneaking more spending past Californians.

The devil is in the details …

This measure, for the 2015-16 fiscal year through the 2029-30 fiscal year, would require the Legislature to appropriate 50% of these total amounts for one or more designated fiscal obligations of the state, including accrued school funding obligations, repayment of budgetary loans, payment of accrued claims for mandate costs, and payment of unfunded pension liabilities and prefunding of other postemployment benefits.

Why would any rainy day fund  be used to pay “unfunded” pension liabilities and/or “pre-pay” postemployment (e.g. retirement) benefits?

This measure would establish the Public School System Stabilization Account, to provide a reserve for public school funding. Commencing with the 2015-16 fiscal year and pursuant to specified calculations, the Controller would transfer certain moneys from the General Fund into the Public School System Stabilization Account, for subsequent allocation to school districts and community college districts in fiscal years for which the minimum state funding obligation under Proposition 98 falls below specified levels. The measure would prohibit the transfer of moneys into the Public School System Stabilization Account for a fiscal year for which a maintenance factor is created under Proposition 98 or before a previously determined maintenance factor has been fully reimbursed. The measure would also prohibit the transfer of funds into the account in a fiscal year in which provisions of Proposition 98 have been suspended.

The funds transferred into the Public School System Stabilization Account under the measure in a fiscal year would be counted toward the state's annual funding obligation for that fiscal year under Proposition 98, rather than in a fiscal year in which those funds are allocated. The measure would authorize the Controller to utilize funds in the account, that he or she determines to be unnecessary to meet foreseeable obligations, to help manage General Fund daily cash flow needs if that use does not interfere with the purpose of the account.

This measure would authorize the Legislature, upon the Governor's proclamation declaring a budget emergency, as described, to enact a statute that returns funds from the Budget Stabilization Account to the General Fund for appropriation to address the budget emergency, appropriates funds in the Public School System Stabilization Account for the support of school districts and community college districts, or suspends or reduces the transfer of funds from the General Fund to the Budget Stabilization Account or the Public School System Stabilization Account.

Considering that the California’s state college system is a multi-billion dollar enterprise with few constraints on special interest spending, and considering that most K-12 primary education is controlled by corrupt and politically-controlled boards, the State of California is continuing to fund waste, fraud, and abuse rather than demanding significant cuts in superfluous unionized personnel.

WHEREAS, The Legislature of the State of California hereby finds and declares that the intent of this proposed constitutional amendment is to repay state debt and protect the state from the negative effects of economic downturns; and

WHEREAS, This measure will ensure that future revenue spikes from capital gains will be deposited into the state's Budget Stabilization Account and be used to stabilize program funding when revenues decline; and

WHEREAS, This measure will establish a reserve for school funding to prevent education cuts and teacher layoffs while maintaining current guaranteed levels of school funding; and

WHEREAS, Multi-year budgeting will allow for better planning for the future; now, therefore, be it

There you have it, protecting the state’s politicians and unionized activities from an economic downturn. Where is the trigger mechanism that says that the state must reduce spending across the board by 10% before any so-called “rainy day” funds can be tapped?

Bottom line …

This measure appears to be little more that a political trick to protect the unions and their various interests during a downturn in the California economy. It does not prioritize public safety over education – especially an education system that is corrupt, abusive, out-of-control and is wildly ineffective in educating our children.

This is the type of legislative trickery that protects politicians hence the 75-0 (Assembly) and 36-0 (Senate) votes. 

Best practices, throw the bastards out of office – especially the progressive socialist democrat and their RINO (Republican In Name Only) bastards.

-- steve

Reference Links …

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



IS OBAMA SETTING THE LEGAL STAGE FOR HILLARY'S MILITARY TO COMPLETE THE PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT TAKEOVER?

There is little doubt in my mind that President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats represents a clear and present danger to America and all Americans with his unconstitutional usurpation of Congressional authority, his failure to execute his oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, his general lawlessness in his failure to carry out the rule of law in the United States by ignoring laws he doesn’t like, and in general ignoring transparency and accountability in obstructing justice on significant scandals involving constitutional issues. Not to mention his failure to, once and for all, authorize the disclosure of his personal documents that would forever silence those who question his eligibility for the Presidency.

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But, now we are seeing another indication that Obama is fundamentally transforming our nation by setting the stage for soldiers assigned to the United States military to engage American citizens on American soil. Perhaps under the same type of stealth regulations that were passed to allow the United States government to spy on American citizens with impunity.

Directive No. 3025.18 -- Defense Support of Civil Authorities …

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1. PURPOSE. This Directive: 

     a. Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for DSCA, also referred to as civil support.

     b. Incorporates and cancels DoD Directive (DoDD) 3025.1 and DoDD 3025.15 (References (a) and (b)). 

     c. Supplements the regulations (in DoDD 5525.5 (Reference (c))) required by section 375 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), (Reference (d)) regarding military support for civilian law enforcement.

     d. Provides guidance for the execution and oversight of DSCA when requested by civil authorities or by qualifying entities and approved by the appropriate DoD official, or as directed by the President, within the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States or any political subdivision thereof.

     e. Authorizes immediate response authority for providing DSCA, when requested. 

     f. Authorizes emergency authority for the use of military force, under dire situations, as described in paragraph 4.i. above the signature of this Directive.

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4. POLICY. It is DoD policy that:

     i. Federal military commanders are provided EMERGENCY AUTHORITY under this Directive. Federal military forces shall not be used to quell civil disturbances unless specifically authorized by the President in accordance with applicable law (e.g., chapter 15 of Reference (d)) or permitted under emergency authority, as described below (see DoDD 3025.12 (Reference (j)) and DoDD 5525.5 (Reference (c))).

In these circumstances, those Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances because:

(1) Such activities are necessary to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order; or,

(2) When duly constituted Federal, State, or local authorities are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for Federal property or Federal governmental functions. Federal action, including the use of Federal military forces, is authorized when necessary to protect the Federal property or functions.

Source: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/302518p.pdf

You will notice that this is an Executive Branch action and does not require consultation, coordination, or permission of the Congress of the United States of America. This is being sold to Americans as providing the necessary authority for the military to assist state governments and civilian agencies should there be a regional national disaster or military attack. in fact, in some circumstances, it does not require an overt action by the President of the United States, thus supplying whoever holds the office with some form of plausible deniability should there be a military overreaction leading to civilian casualties.

It should be noted that military assistance can take many forms other than the provision of soldiers of special forces personnel.Such assistance can include the temporary provision of weapons, ammunitions, ground, water, and air vehicles as well as drones. 

Remember …

How many people know that the domestic terrorist bombing of the Federal Office Building in Oklahoma was precipitated by Timothy McVeigh in response to government overreactions at Waco and Ruby Ridge. McVeigh wanting to initially kill the FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi who was present at both events and allegedly played a seminal part in instigating tragic and unnecessary actions at both locations.

And, it could happen again …

A U.S. official said the Obama administration considered but rejected deploying military force under the directive during the recent standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his armed supporters. <Source>

Bottom line …

The safety and security of America and all Americans lies with the civilian leadership of our nation. If that leadership is corrupt or determined to implement a political ideology that runs counter to traditional American values, it is incumbent on the voters to remove that leadership from office. Starting with the congressional election cycle in 2014, it is imperative that the progressive socialist democrats be removed from the House and the Senate in order to restore the Constitutional checks and balances between the three branches of government as envisioned by our founding fathers. We have a Congress that is weak and afraid of the Senate and the President.

We are in deep doo-doo as my best friend Al often says. Unlike Al, I believe that we can still turn our nation around and recover from this socialist/communist experiment that is Barack Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



UPS -- POST OFFICE SCAM? DID YOUR SELLER MENTION DELIVERY BY UPS-SurePost?

I made a purchase and I believed that my new product would be delivered by UPS – with total accountability, tracking, and great customer service …

Then I hit the tracking button and …

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The package was transferred at the request of the sender from UPS to the Post Office for local delivery! Nothing about this little wrinkle on the vendor’s website or in the shipping choices!

Bottom line …

It appears that there is some new service designated as “UPS SurePost,” described as “an economy, residential, ground service” … that combines the consistency and reliability of the UPS Ground network with final delivery typically provided by the U.S. Postal Service.” And, of course, UPS is willing to upgrade the service to regular ground service to arrive one day earlier at an additional charge.

This appears to be a rip-off as I was just told by the seller/sender that my purchase was being shipped by UPS – the old, reliable UPS where nothing was lost for at least the past 25 years!

Again, buyer beware.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS MUST BLAME THE NRA: THEY WON’T BLAME THE PARENTS, THE SCHOOLS, OR THE SHRINKS

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With progressive socialist democrats, the truth does not matter as much as a good story that fits their self-serving needs and their ideologically-twisted agenda of big-government, central planning, and a compliant citizenry.

The truth is simple. One man, Elliot Rodger, a privileged and spoiled brat with delusions of grandeur and the symptoms of malignant narcissism ran wild and killed 6 innocent people and wounded 13 more before taking his own life. Whether he was legally insane or a psychopath with little or no empathy for others matters little as the dead are dead.

  1. Legislation is not the answer as criminals and crazies do not adhere to the law. Most legislation is created by politicians for self-serving reasons such as improving voter recognition or distracting from the corruption inherent in their political activities.
  2. More stringent gun control is not the answer as we saw Elliot Rodger use a knife, machete, and hammer to kill his first three victims – and then use his BMW as a weapon. Gun control simply enlarges the pool of potential victims. If the door to the sorority house was actually answered, the death toll would have been much greater.
  3. Mass shootings are relatively rare and are given more importance than they deserve by anti-gun political activists and the media who gorges on the bizarre to attract an audience with its temporal distortions and unhelpful repetition. In fact, this is the type of publicity that is attractive for the disaffected in society who consider heinous acts as an extreme method of seeking national attention; confusing infamous with famous.
  4. What the gun control activists cannot explain is why the cohort of mass murders seems to be white, middle- to upper-class, privileged, and have a history of self-indulgent parents and an extreme involvement with psychiatric care and medications. Exhibiting problems both on and off psychotropic medicine. Why aren’t minorities – who often have access to more potent weaponry – involved in these type of criminal rampages? Could it be that minorities do not have the money to access to long-term and unproven psychiatric therapy where they are turned into victims with self-esteem issues? Could it be that minorities do not have the money to be dosed from an early age with psychotropic drugs to keep their behavior in check – with their parents and others simply issuing old-fashioned physical discipline to keep them relatively in check. (BTW: Rodger was half-white, half-Chinese) 

So what are we to make of the bullshit that is being churned out?

Elliot Rodger and the NRA Myth: How the Gun Lobby Scapegoats Mental Illness

Elliot Rodger’s Santa Barbara rampage that killed seven people (including the gunman) is just one of a series in the United States over the last two months. There was Frazier Glenn Cross’ shooting that left three dead at a Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas; Ivan Lopez’s fatal shooting of four (including himself) in Fort Hood, Texas (the second such incident Fort Hood has experienced in the last five years); and Geddy Kramer’s attack on a FedEx building in Kennesaw, Georgia, that left six wounded and the gunman dead.

However, rather than emphasize the crisis of guns in America, the media has done just what the National Rifle Association wants: deemphasize the role of weapons in these massacres and focus instead on a different, more convenient scapegoat, mental illness.

Of course, mental illness shouldn’t be ignored. But it is often discussed in a way that is dishonest and inaccurate in the context of mass shootings. And it reinforces an effort to redirect the conversation away from the scourge of guns and their effect on our culture.

We don’t yet know what role, if any, alcohol or drugs played in Rodger’s massacre. But we do know that, no matter what, the media will likely continue focusing on mental illness as the key cause (as if there aren’t huge numbers of mentally ill people who do not engage in mass shootings). And the NRA will be really glad they did. Read more at: Elliot Rodger and the NRA Myth: How the Gun Lobby Scapegoats Mental Illness

How dishonest is this article?

First, the article continues to blame guns when clearly Rogers used whatever was at hand: a knife, a machete, and a BMV. Clear bent on dealing death and destruction to the innocent as punishment for their failure to acknowledge his existence – and, if you believe his manifesto, his supremacy.

Second, where is the blame for his parents and the mental health professionals who had been treating Rogers since an early age. Obviously both the parents and the professionals failed. While we do not know Rodger’s drug status, it is more likely than not he was either on medications or had stopped taking them altogether.

Third, where is the blame for a sheriff’s department that did a cursory drive by when asked to do a welfare check on someone who had mental health issues. Yes, he was a smart kid. Yes, he was an adult and could refuse entry to his residence or to cooperate with the authorities. Had they simply checked for registered weapons, perhaps the story might be different today.

Fourth, if only one person had been armed and motivated to stop Roger, perhaps there would be but a single death to mourn.

Fifth, who is condemning Hollywood and the game makers who make games that reward shooters for pulling the trigger and train the empathy for another human being out of their systems?

Bottom line …

We know it is definitely not the gun culture, because these type of shootings did not happen when guns were more prevalent in society decades ago. Where teenagers had rifles and shotguns in their pickup trucks and went hunting before or after school. Where criminals did not know who might be armed and were less inclined to confront people on the street or break into their homes.

No, we are facing something quite different here. Young white males exposed to psychobabble and allowed to spend countless hours playing violent video games. And, it is not an epidemic as thousands of young men, equipped with real assault rifles, grenades, and other weapons of war do not engage in this wanton behavior – unless they are religious crazies.

Ask yourself, will any of the legislation being proposed actually work to reduce crime or will it increase the pool of victims and the crime rate? This is the commonsense stuff that the progressive socialist democrats never want to hear. Pretty much why they must be removed from the House and the Senate in this upcoming election cycle.

Enough is enough! You cannot control criminals and crazies. And, nobody has ever guaranteed the world is a safe place with guaranteed good outcomes.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS