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TELL ME THAT THIS IS NOT SO IN TODAY'S AMERICA

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A friend emailed me this cut-and-paste entry from the internet…

Subject: Going Socialist?

I never dreamed that I would have to face the prospect of not living in the United States of America, at least not the one I’ve known. Today, I woke up and as I had my morning coffee, I realized that everything is about to change. No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, something evil has invaded our nation, and our lives are never going to be the same.

I have been confused by the hostility of family and friends. I look at people I have known all my life--so hate-filled that they agree with opinions they would never express as their own. I think that I may well have entered the Twilight Zone.

You can't justify this insanity. We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind!

• If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.

• Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.

• Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegals voting in our elections are good.

• It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it.

• Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote.

• People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.

• People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.

• Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.

• Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate to the US must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcome.

• $5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.

• If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.

• People who say there is no such thing as gender are demanding a female President.

• We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us.

• Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.

• Criminals are caught-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights.

• And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"?!

Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility and people are dying of a Chinese virus, but it's racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China. We are clearly living in an upside down world where right is wrong and wrong is right, where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing murderers is wrong, but killing innocent babies is right.

Wake up America, the great unsinkable ship Titanic America has hit an iceberg, is taking on water, and is sinking fast. The choice is between Capitalism and Socialism. What will it be? Time is short, make your choice wisely!

Worth sharing? If you do not think so, you are part of the problem.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA


“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


California 2020 ballot propositions -- Quick Look

Like most legislation coming out of a state governed by a radical progressive socialist democrat majority, much of this legislation drives the corrupt progressive agenda or helps the special interests who support the Democrats.

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14

no

AUTHORIZES BONDS CONTINUING STEM CELL RESEARCH. Authorizes $5.5 billion state bonds for: stem cell and other medical research, including training; research facility construction; administrative costs. Dedicates $1.5 billion to brain-related diseases.

OCS: Have you ever heard of any advances from this research where costs are socialized and profits privatized? It appears that $2.1 billion went to people with links to the board. And, now their hand is out for $5.5 billion. A classic California SPECIAL INTEREST boondoggle.

15

no

[OCS: WARNING – Skullduggery ahead….

The California Attorney General continues to fudge proposition labels. What Proposition 15 does can be described simply as “It raises property taxes on commercial and industrial real estate.” Becerra chooses to describe the proposition’s ballot title as: “Increases funding sources for public schools, community colleges, and local governments by changing assessment of commercial and industrial property.”

A California judge has ordered changes to an election guide mailed to every registered California voter this fall, ruling that some arguments opposing a hotly contested property tax initiative are “false or misleading.”]

INCREASES FUNDING SOURCES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES BY CHANGING TAX ASSESSMENT OF COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY.         

OCS: This is another naked tax grab that disadvantages property owners by linking tax revenues to nothing more than “market estimates.” As we have seen with other “dedicated” revenue streams – the State collects the money, replaces it with an interest-bearing IOU payable in the future, and then transfers the money to the general fund for discretionary use.

Why should we continue to fund schools that indoctrinate rather than educate? Where most of the money goes to personnel and pension funds and not the children? It is time to defund those who turn out generations of  functional illiterates.

Remember, businesses do not pay business taxes, they are passed to the employees (lower salaries, fewer benefits) or the consumers (higher prices).

16

no

ALLOWS DIVERSITY AS A FACTOR IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, AND CONTRACTING DECISIONS.

Permits government decision-making policies to consider race, sex, color,
ethnicity, or national origin in order to address diversity by repealing constitutional provision prohibiting such policies.

Repeals Proposition 209 (1996), which says that the state cannot discriminate or grant preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, education, or contracting

OCS: There is no other way to put it – This is unconstitutional legislation to enable discrimination and allow progressive socialist democrats to violate the equal protection under the law clause. Institutionalizes the type of official systemic racism they riot over.

17

no

RESTORES RIGHT TO VOTE AFTER COMPLETION OF PRISON TERM. 

Restores voting rights upon completion of prison term to persons who have been disqualified from voting while serving a prison term.

OCS: This is an attempt by the progressive socialist democrats to increase the number of Democrat voters. This is part of the penalty that you pay when you commit a felony. Also known as the “Bank Robbers for Biden” proposition.

18

no

AMENDS CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT 17-YEAR-OLDS TO VOTE IN PRIMARY AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS IF THEY WILL TURN 18 BY THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION AND BE OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE.

OCS: This is an attempt by the progressive socialist democrats to increase the number of Democrat voters by enabling younger individuals to vote. Considering that most of these individuals are attending school and do not have their first job, it is a shameless attempt to allow indoctrinated 'progressive" voters access to the electoral system. When was the last time you heard about masses of informed children making good choices?

19

no

CHANGES CERTAIN PROPERTY TAX RULES. LEGISLATIVE

Allows homeowners who are over 55, disabled, or wildfire/disaster victims to transfer primary residence's tax base to replacement residence. Changes taxation of family property transfers. Establishes fire protection services fund.

Fiscal Impact: Local governments could gain tens of millions of dollars of property tax revenue per year, probably growing over time to a few hundred million dollars per year. Schools could receive similar property tax gains.

OCS: Hope you didn’t want to leave the family home to your children. Not all wildfires need to be fought with massive efforts to protect inaccessible areas.Especially considering the overtime and pension contributions to unionized public employees.

20

yes

RESTRICTS PAROLE FOR NON-VIOLENT OFFENDERS. AUTHORIZES FELONY SENTENCES FOR CERTAIN OFFENSES CURRENTLY TREATED ONLY AS MISDEMEANORS. 

Limits access to parole program established for non-violent offenders who have completed the full term of their primary offense by eliminating eligibility for certain offenses. Fiscal Impact: Increase in state and local
correctional, court, and law enforcement costs likely in the tens of millions of dollars annually, depending on implementation.

OCS: Restores a measure of sanity in the criminal justice system. 

21

no

EXPANDS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS' AUTHORITY TO ENACT RENT CONTROL ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. 

Allows local governments to establish rent control on residential properties over 15 years old. Local limits on rate increases may differ from statewide limit.

OCS: If you are a constitutional conservative and respect private property rights and ownership you will reject this measure. It is a blatant appeal to the dependency class. This dries up housing as builders and landlords cede control of their property to pandering politicians.

22

yes

EXEMPTS APP-BASED TRANSPORTATION AND DELIVERY COMPANIES FROM PROVIDING EMPLOYEE BENEFITS TO CERTAIN DRIVERS.

Classifies app-based drivers as "independent contractors," instead of "employees," and provides independent-contractor drivers other compensation, unless certain criteria are met.

OCS: This is a naked power grab by the progressive socialist democrats on behalf of the unions. Considering that the California legislators destroyed independent contractors with AB 5, this is an attempt to right a corrupt legislative wrong. Frees Uber drivers and others to continue providing you with services in the People’s Republik.

23

no

ESTABLISHES STATE REQUIREMENTS FOR KIDNEY DIALYSIS CLINICS. REQUIRES ON-SITE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

Requires physician or other specified medical professional on site during dialysis treatment. Prohibits clinics from reducing services without state approval. Prohibits clinics from refusing to treat patients based on payment source.

OCS: Implements union-dominated Cuba-like healthcare for dialysis patients on behalf of the unions, notably the Marxist SEIU.

24

no

AMENDS CONSUMER PRIVACY LAWS.

Permits consumers to: prevent businesses from sharing personal information, correct inaccurate personal information, and limit businesses' use of "sensitive personal information," including precise geolocation, race, ethnicity, and health information. Establishes California Privacy Protection
Agency.

OCS: A mish-mash of ideas that allows the government to drive more business out-of-state with more bureaucracy, rules, and regulations.

25

no

REFERENDUM ON LAW THAT REPLACED MONEY BAIL WITH SYSTEM BASED ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND FLIGHT RISK.

A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects, law replacing money bail with system based on public safety and flight risk.

OCS: No bail is is a stunningly bad idea that puts more criminals on the street and rewards the worst of the worst. A "no" vote repeals an insane law.

Bottom line...

This is your last chance to stop legislative corruption in this election cycle.

We are so screwed.

-- 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


SEATTLE COMMITS SUICIDE -- ALLOWS THE RANDOM EXECUTION OF LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS?

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The first duty of government and sworn officials is to provide for the public safety of its citizens. Resources should be allocated based on public safety (law enforcement and fire protection), the public health (emergency responders and acute health facilities), and critical infrastructure (water, electricity, sanitation, communications) -- and these take precedent over all non-essential government workers and discretionary programs.

Any government that does not provide for the maintenance of general order and the safety and security of its citizens should be judged illegitimate and its elected officials replaced.

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Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González

“Earlier today, I voted to override Mayor Durkan’s veto of three bills that were passed by this City Council during our summer budgeting process.

“In the wake of a racial reckoning, a $300 million budget shortfall, a pandemic, a climate crisis, a homelessness crisis, an affordable housing crisis, widening wealth inequities, and a lack of federal leadership, our fundamental duty remains: to balance the City’s budget and meet the needs of Seattle’s most vulnerable residents. On this task, the Charter of our City is unequivocally clear.  In a year unlike any other in living memory, I am proud of the work Council did under the leadership of Budget Chair Mosqueda.

[OCS: Their fundamental duty is not to advance the progressive agenda, but to maintain general order and an umbrella of public safety and security for ALL residents.

Notice the use of progressive socialist democrat issues and rhetoric: racial reckoning, climate crisis, housing crisis, wealth inequities, and the anti-Trump flavor of the moment, “lack of federal leadership.” It should be noted that federal leadership (the President, the Attorney General, and Homeland Security all were rebuffed when they offered assistance.

In a classic case of progressive projection, it is the local leadership that has failed their citizens by their refusal to maintain general order and the safety and security of ALL residents – not those they consider as the “most vulnerable residents.”]

City Council’s budget actions over the summer were a starting place to achieve public safety that truly includes and serves everyone, and I stand by the votes and positions I took then. The modest actions that the Council took over the summer were necessary.

[OCS: Explain to me how a summer of rioting, looting, arson, and the mass destruction of public and private property – and ordering the police to stand-aside – achieves public safety that includes and serves everyone?]

Transforming public safety requires us to begin the process of divesting from carceral systems and investing in real community safety centered on harm reduction for the well-being of all Seattlelites, especially BIPOC community members.

[OCS: The correct way you reduce harm and increase the well-being of residents is to lock criminals up, not give them a ticket, and a day-pass to resume their criminal activities. There is no moral or legal justification for treating BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) individuals any different from any other non-BIPOC individual.]

“It is imperative that our budget makes meaningful community investments to build wealth and security in BIPOC communities; fund a robust community-led participatory budget process; and reduce the size of the police force through out-of-order layoffs and shifts to community-supported public safety programs centered on harm reduction, and a more civilianized E911 response system.

[OCS: It is not a function of a city government to build the wealth of any constituency at the expense of another constituency. When lives are on the line, I do not want community crisis counselors or “touchy-feely” mental health people as my first-responders.] <Source>


[OCS: González is a trial lawyer with a history of suing the police. She was the board president of the state’s leading civil and immigrants rights group, OneAmerica. She chaired the Council’s Gender Equity, Safe Communities, New Americans, and Education committee and served on the Seattle Police Accountability Review Panel in 2007. Her agenda is as one would expect from a progressive socialist democrat pandering to her base.]

Seattle’s priorities: ex-pimps over police…

Seattle hires former pimp as 'street czar' for $150,000 after CHOP fiasco

Seattle is paying an ex-pimp $150,000 a year to act as the city's "street czar" and offer "alternatives to policing" after protests morphed into the no-police-allowed Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.

Activist Andre Taylor is open about his past as a pimp (he appeared in the documentary "American Pimp") and is working with the city of Seattle through his nonprofit, Not This Time. Taylor says he started Not This Time after his brother Che Taylor was killed by Seattle police in 2016.

"Mayor Durkan believes that we have to make deep investments in community – one of the key demands of the Black Lives Matter protests,” Durkan spokesperson Kelsey Nyland told The Seattle Times in a statement.

“In early June, she committed in her 2021 budget a $100 million investment in community," Durkan's spokesperson continued. "Andrè spoke with organizers about how to turn activism and organizing into action at the state, local and federal level, and urged individuals to leave Capitol Hill.”

However, Taylor also encouraged CHOP protesters to ask the city for money before agreeing to leave the occupied zone.

“You gotta get something,” he told protesters in a recorded conversation, according to the Seattle Times. “Let me make that happen for you, and then I can bring that back to you. I don’t know, we’ll ask for $2 million. They might give us $1 million, but let’s ask for it. Because the reason why we’re holding that space is not only for George Floyd but for the millions of George Floyds.” <Source>

Unbelievable – dump the police, hire a former pimp and his associates.

Bottom line…

The Mayor and City Council are now on track to craft legislation to defund the Seattle police department, reducing the police force by 100 officers, cutting the salaries of police commanders, and redirecting millions of dollars to other unspecified public programs.

The budget brouhaha resulted in the resignation of Seattle’s first black police chief, Police Chief Carmen Best, who noted, “I believe 100% that they were putting me in a position destined to fail. Cutting a police department that already had low staffing numbers, that was already struggling to keep up with the demand. How are we going to provide for adequate public safety in that environment?”

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With leadership like this, we are screwed.

-- 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


DEMOCRATS, BLACK LIVES MATTER, AND TEACHERS' UNIONS: AN EVIL CONFLUENCE

There is no doubt in my mind that the Democrats and teachers’ unions are continuing to indoctrinate today’s children rather than educate them resulting in an evil confluence of un-American activities that will eventually destroy our nation and its precious constitution.

Democrats, Teachers’ Unions, Marxist terror group Black Lives Matter organize…

Public Schools Across Country Promote Black Lives Matter, Organize Protests

Public schools across the country have endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement and encouraged teachers, students, and parents to do the same, with some schools organizing their own BLM protests, a Daily Caller News Foundation review found.

[OCS: It is no secret that one of the root causes of illiteracy and poverty is the failure of organized education to educate minorities in Democrat-governed inner cities. Producing decades of functional illiterates who can barely compete against their neighbors, let alone globally.

And, that the unions, teachers, and others are fighting to keep government funding from following students to a decent school of their choice. The unions fear the loss of funding and the type of competition that results when bad teachers are fired, and schools are forced to compete on achievement and demonstrable real-world results, not dumbed-down union-approved tests.]

The Black Lives Matter movement has been linked to 91% of riots across the United States between May 24 and Sept. 12, according to the US Crisis Monitor, a joint project of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project and the Bridging Divides Initiative at Princeton University.

[OCS: Why would you want violent and vicious thugs to influence the conversation and curriculum in public schools? The only answer that seems to fit one’s observations involves supporting a revolution for political power and the destruction of our nation from within.]

Despite the close links between the Black Lives Matter movement and riots across the country, public schools have been a consistent source of support for the movement.

[OCS: It’s not the teachers or the schools; it is the socialist/communist activists and agitators in the unions that drive this divisive and destructive agenda.]

Buffalo Public Schools integrated Black Lives Matter’s “guiding principles,” which include disrupting the nuclear family, into its curriculum for elementary school students, according to lesson plans obtained and published by Fox News on Friday.

One such principle included in the lesson, “Black Villages,” calls for “the disruption of Western nuclear family dynamics and a return to the ‘collective village’ that takes care of each other.”

[OCS: According to the socialists and communists, the nuclear family and individual morality must be destroyed in favor of the state, which controls and confers all rights, privileges, and benefits.]

The president of United Teachers Los Angeles, a union representing 30,000 teachers, announced in June that the union board had voted to support disbanding the Los Angeles School Police Department in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.

[OCS: In a school system where disciplinary problems abound and many inner-city teachers are afraid of their students, we have the unions putting children and teachers at risk from out-of-control adults, gangs, and students, both past and present.]

We should be actively promoting Black Lives Matter,” United Teachers Los Angeles President Cecily Myart-Cruz told EdSource in an interview the same month.

We need to have a set of demands that dovetail with Black Lives Matter. We have to have massive political education,” Myart-Cruz said later in the interview when asked what her plans were for the union.

[OCS: There it is, a blatant illustration of indoctrination over education.]

“People will say, ‘Not all police are bad,’ but we’re not talking about that,” she continued. “We’re talking about racism as a social construct, systemic and institutional racism, and wrapped on top is white supremacist culture, which is the dominant culture.”

[OCS: These people are teaching students and others to become racists. Promoting class and race warfare in the classroom and attempting to urge children to indoctrinate their parents. In a classic case of projection, you can see that the real institutional racists are the teachers’ unions that control the educational institutions – from kindergarten through graduate school.]

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How can this unionized systemic racism continue to exist?

The simple answer is the students and parents like their individual teachers while ignoring the systemic generational racism promoted by their teachers’ unions. If a parent or teacher complains, they are bullied into submission. Union representatives continually monitor teachers for compliance with the program. Lesson plans are carefully scrutinized for "deviant" history and scientific thought.

It’s not about race, it’s about revolution – and Blacks continue to be screwed…

Why would any responsible individual, who happens to be Black, allow themselves to be shamed or coerced into devolving to the lowest common denominator by honoring criminals, miscreants, and others who refuse to take responsibility for their actions?

Statistically speaking, a responsible Black individual is more likely to be accosted by another Black individual than a White police officer. So, why would any responsible individual denigrate law enforcement that keeps the community safe in favor of criminals, gang members, and thugs who disrespect and destroy the community?

How can any responsible individual justify sinking to the lowest common denominator to assist a group of self-serving individuals in marketing their personal brand or un-American political agenda?

It seems that those who proclaim a position of leadership or appear to act as spokespersons for an entire race are doing a great disservice to responsible individuals by racializing everything for personal position, prestige, and profit.

Or, in the words of Booker T. Washington...

“There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well.”

“There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.

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Booker T. Washington
(1856-1915) African American political leader, educator, and author

Why would any responsible individual allow themselves to be represented by the Democrats, the party of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, and the KKK? The party that actively opposed civil rights legislation? The party that has governed the inner cities for decades, mismanaged billions of dollars, and has left these areas awash in illiteracy, poverty, disease, and criminality?
The party that denied a building permit, with the loss of millions in tax revenue and hundreds of jobs, to a company that refused to support a union funding the party’s politicians?

And, the greatest tragedy of all perpetrated by the unions is the systematic racism and poverty that results from a low-quality education, Refusing to hold teachers, administrators, and regulators responsible for decades of functional illiterates and denying parents the option of sending their children to better schools. A party and union who believe they own the students -- and funding. And, they want to control the entire country.

Bottom line…

The unions are becoming more militant. They are afraid of charter and private schools, which highlight their abysmal performance. They are scared of funding models where funds follow the student to the school of choice rather than accruing to the local school system. And they are deathly scared of video instruction where parents can see what is being taught to their children. They are down with the revolution and have hitched their star to the radical progressive socialist democrats.

It is time to stand up for yourself, your family, and the children – reject the racism of teachers’ unions and their radical Democrats cohorts.

Vote for life and freedom, not death and slavery.

-- steve

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA

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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


VIALVA: PROCEED WITH A MORAL AND JUSTIFIED DEATH PENALTY

Usually, I am against the death penalty due to the number of cases that involve evidence fabrication and manipulation by law enforcement and prosecutorial misconduct, but not in clear-cut violent and vicious cases.

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With another inmate facing execution, look at how the progressive socialist democrats, the party of slavery, segregation, racism, leniency for criminals, and a lack of sympathy toward victims spins the story.

TRUMP PREPARES TO EXECUTE CHRISTOPHER VIALVA FOR A CRIME HE COMMITTED AS A TEENAGER

[OCS: Trump was not even a candidate when the inmate was tried and sentenced to death. It is both dishonest and disgusting that any publication would attempt to racialize the death penalty and place it on Trump’s doorstep – except for the fact that the Democrats are trying to pander to their Black constituency in the run-up to the 2020 election.]

Vialva is the first Black man to face execution during Trump’s killing spree. He is set to die on September 24.

[OCS: While the inmate may self-identify as Back, the truth is that he is of a mixed-race with a white mother.]

[Yada. Yada. Yada. It is a given that the inmate does not have the opportunity to be the same violent and vicious person while he is incarcerated. Yes, he may have changed over the years, but this may be due to the circumstances of his incarceration.]

Vialva was sentenced by an almost all-white jury too. But Brown, who is white, bristles at the emphasis on her son being the first Black man facing execution under Trump. She stresses what his lawyer, advocates, and friends on death row have also said: that Vialva is simply not the same person he was at 19. He is a loving son and brother, a voracious reader, and a positive influence on his neighbors in Terre Haute. After converting to Messianic Judaism, his mother’s faith, he has spent the last decade worshipping alongside other men.

[OCS: He may have had a traumatic childhood, he may have had other mitigating factors, including the old chestnut of ineffective counsel, but there is no dispute that he killed two loving individuals in a family in cold-blood.]

But as Vialva’s lawyers have emphasized aspects of his background that could have compelled jurors to spare his life — including childhood trauma, evidence of organic brain damage, and suicidal ideation beginning when he was 11 years old — Brown has also had to confront her own family’s scarring bigotry.

[OCS: Boo effin’ Hoo! I see nothing that mitigates the cold-blooded killing of a loving couple in a violent and vicious manner. The fact that he burned the vehicle to destroy the evidence and bodies speaks to a rational state of mind and a conscious knowledge of right and wrong.] 


[OCS: Not only should the inmate be held fully responsible for his violent and vicious actions, but his death should also serve as a deterrent for other violent and vicious criminals – especially younger individuals who may believe that their age may insulate them from the ultimate punishment.]

The murders that sent Vialva to die were undeniably cruel. On the evening of June 21, 1999, a car was reported on fire in the Belton Lake Recreation Area on the grounds of Fort Hood, a large military base in Killeen, Texas. Firefighters and law enforcement found two burned bodies in the trunk of the vehicle. They belonged to a 28-year-old woman named Stacie Bagley and her 26-year-old husband, Todd.

A group of Black youths was arrested shortly afterward. Investigators quickly elicited incriminating statements. The younger teens, who were between the ages of 15 and 17, said Vialva had convinced them to target a random stranger by asking them for a ride, then robbing them of their money and belongings. After one of the boys approached Todd Bagley while he used a payphone outside a convenience store, three others got in their car with Stacie. They led the couple to a remote location, then Vialva told them that “plans have changed.” They forced the Bagleys at gunpoint to get into the trunk. After driving to collect money from different ATMs, Vialva reportedly said that the couple had seen too much. He shot them both in the head. <Source>

Bottom line…

Especially in today’s climate of anarchy, rioting, looting, and arson, it is essential to maintain law and order and prove that those who commit heinous crimes will be apprehended, adjudicated, and punished in accordance with the law. It is time that the Democrats start renouncing their support for criminals and start supporting victims and their families. Considering perpetrators of violent and vicious crimes to be victims of the system while ignoring the plight of the real victims is wrong and immoral.

Let the execution proceed – without political interference. It is the least we can do to remember the deaths of the young couple executed by these wanton and vicious thugs.

It is NOT RACIAL; it is just, moral, and necessary to enforce the laws of a civil society.

We are so screwed when our court system drags out capital cases for years and years.

-- steve

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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


TIME TO TELL THE DEMOCRATS TO STEP OFF.

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There is no doubt in my mind that we are living in revolutionary times. Our core values of self-protection, capitalism, constitutional government, and free speech are under attack by radical progressives.

We are witnessing a movement that destroys the institutions of religion, community, family, and replaces them with anarchy and political excess. Erasing our history in an effort to minimize historical experience with the negative consequences of other political systems that have resulted in death, despair, and abject poverty for hundreds of millions of individuals.

All promoted by a cynical elite who are isolated and insulated from the consequences of their beliefs and actions. Engaging in the virtue-signaling of the radical chic that already benefits from wealth, power, and position.

Many of whom have done well, whether by inheritance, skill, or blind, dumb luck, and have deluded themselves into believing that they have wisdom and answers to the significant scientific, technological, and social issues of the day. Reinforced by ego-stroking courtiers. With beliefs not backed by education or direct experience, but by a belief in this or that "expert" who speaks convincingly about an unknowable phenomenon or future. An elite whose money can purchase ego-boosting media attention and the political influence to market their ideas and positions to those in power -- powerful people who can then jam specious ideas down ordinary Americans' throats.

An elite class that believes, or says they believe, that one should hold a beneficent host like America responsible and culpable for newcomers, especially illegal aliens, not immediately achieving parity with American citizens as they demand immediate equality of results, not equality of opportunity. Parity with the results of individual and family achievements built over decades, if not centuries of sacrifice and hard work.

All cobbled together by a paradigm that essentially states that if someone is not equal, they are oppressed, and ordinary Americans are, by definition, both racist and oppressors of people of color.

All exacerbated by the importation of impoverished, illiterate, diseased, or criminal individuals without regard to any benefit to the host country. And, as for the decent individuals among them, a refusal to demand assimilation, acculturation, integration, and acceptance of  American's existing and exceptional values.

Bottom line...

This brings us to the essential question of whether the American people have the will and the intestinal fortitude to hold the elites and the politicians accountable for what they have wrought.

Whether by accident or design, we have seen how easy it is for a foreign sovereign power to create, foment, and harness the internal stresses in our American system to nearly cripple our nation.

We have seen the imposition of drastic measures leading to harsh economic penalties during the COVID-19 crisis. And, it is unconscionable to impose these drastic measures and harsh penalties when the problem is grossly political and not substantiated not by actual science, but by the words of experts who may speak with assurance even though they have been wrong many times in the past.

America is at risk! We are being screwed. It is now time to say NO to the progressive socialist democrats and vote the only choice for America in these troubled times.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA


“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


THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PERFECT PRESIDENTAL CANDIDATE

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Choosing a president…

The when was easy: November 3, 2020. The what was easy: the election of the next president of the United States. The where and how was a little tricky since state officials wanted to expand the absentee ballot process to everyone but without the formality of requesting a ballot and validating one’s right to vote.

But it was the who and why that were problematic.

I was challenged by a friend to pick the five most important personal criteria to select a presidential candidate. I was explicitly asked not to consider patriotism and the likely impact of the individuals on the military, economy, and culture, including the brouhaha over the replacement of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

After some careful consideration, this is what I was able to develop, totally independent of party politics and using only my observations.

While I am a constitutional conservative, and probably have a confirmation bias towards President Trump, I found it difficult to concentrate on the individual and not the betrayal of a party and administration that would subvert Executive Branch agencies, spy on Americans and opposition candidates, and cover-up their actions with other illegal activity.

 

Donald Trump

(Incumbent)

Joseph Biden

(Candidate)

Integrity

Transactional and self-centered, creates own ethical framework. Self-serving with little awareness of ethics.

Energy/Stamina

Boundless energy as exhibited over past three years.

Severe mental and physical limitations.

Adaptive Intelligence

Willingness to think beyond convention and mindful of what has failed in the past. A life of “me too” and plagiarism with little original thought.

Susceptibility to Pressure

Willingness to accept advice, but has the strength to follow his own path.

 

Willingness to think beyond convention and mindful of what has failed in the past.

Past Achievements

Breakthroughs in both domestic and foreign policies.

 

Few personal achievements not related to President Obama.

I am open to suggestions…

If anyone has a better set of individual criteria or disagrees with my fundamental observations, I am willing to offer you the opportunity to comment and discuss any similarities or differences.

Bottom line…

Unfortunately, politics is in the realm of emotion and subject to the influences of background, education, peer pressure, and the external persuasion of the media. We are left with poor choices, and it is our duty to eliminate the poorest of the two poor choices from consideration. I wish there were more acceptable candidates, but it is what it is.

For me, the choice is intuitively obvious – re-elect President Donald Trump. When one steps away from the chart and considers that we are at a crossroads, one road leading to increased capitalism and the continual improvement of our standard of living and cultural norms or our descent into the shared misery of scarcity and socialism, the choice could not be much more apparent.

In the event that Joe Biden is elected, it is my belief that he will be removed from office, leaving us with an unelected President and unknown Vice President. Or, alternatively puppet-masters behind the scenes. 

In totality, re-electing President Trump is likely to achieve three national goals: improve the quality of life, right a wrong, and prevent the end of something good, namely our Constitution and system of capitalism. 

We are so screwed.

-- 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