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Friday, January 23, 2015

Jim Hemig has it right

I enjoyed reading the article by the Union Publisher this morning.  HERE is the piece.  It has to do with the incessant whining of Jim Firth and his defenders here in Grass Valley/Nevada County.  Firth alleges there is a "good ol' boy/girl" network that has foiled his attempts to win election and govern us yokels.  I have written about this recently after the election.  It is hogwash of course.  The facts are simple.  The people in the County don't think Firth is qualified to lead them.

Hemig points out some obvious things about people and their desire to fit in to the existing community.  It seems simple to me.  If you want to be a part of the community then don't ride in and tell everyone the place is crap and you are here to fix it.  Right away you make enemies.  Unlike a previous article by Valentina Parkman, where she was talking about how she was welcomed here, Firth just does not get it.  Parkman worked hard to  implement good things for the community and make her mark as a "doer".  Firth told us we are in need of his services to fix the place we all think is pretty fine.

What I have learned about people over the years is everyone has an agenda.  If you are a political person like Firth with a background in Union organizing and partisan politics you see things from a political perspective. Parkman see hers from a humanitarian perspective I would guess.  So Firth decided to toss his hat in the ring of politics.  That's fine but you reap what you sow they say.  What he fails to understand is sometimes people will reject you.  They will reject you for your ideas or the way you look or talk.  There can be a myriad of reasons.  Over the years in every election I can recall, there are usually people with wide variations in their perspectives.  The voters weed them out for the most part.  Some sneak through like a couple of Supervisors on the left side a decade or so ago but the people eventually weed them out too.

I have won some elections and lost some elections.  Sometimes it was because I could not compete with better ideas, better financed campaigns or in some cases, the opposition was successful at painting me as they wanted.  But that comes with the territory.  Politics is a great place to try and see if a person can win then implement their ideas for the broader public.  I ran to get some things done.  Like roads, the government center, jail and library.  Being a builder that was my interest.  Others run for ego fulfillment.  My guess is that is Firth's motivation.

I see that the local "purple" blogger has taken on Firth as a "bird of a feather".  He defends Firth and as usual, attacks Hemig.  Nothing new there.  However, the "purple" blogger has found himself in the same position as Firth both politically and socially apparently.  No one seems to care for either one.  Both came here to remake our community into their image and have been roundly rejected.  Firth twice by the voters, and the other by being booted from our local newspaper.  My advice is both these fellows should lighten up and integrate into the community and try and make themselves likable to a wider range of people.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Obama 6.0, A sad State of the Union Address

I was getting pretty antsy.  I was getting restless.  I wanted the boring, slow and vacuous speech to end!  Over a hour of recycling and what did we hear?  Giveaways galore!  You would think this narcissist President would be a little humble in his largess.  But nope.

From the first syllable from his lips I could tell he was angry he got his butt handed to him by the American people.  He was not going to let us see how disappointed he is that he has been rejected.  His jaw was clinched and his mannerisms showed me he just cannot be humble.  My goodness, the nation said last November, STOP!  We don't like what you and Harry and Nancy are shoving down our throats from your perches in Washington DC.  STOP!  Here, take that!  We are sending Republicans in huge numbers to show you Mr. O that we are serious.  But alas, Mr. O said SCREW YOU!  I am doubling down.

So I listened to more socialist giveaways and socialist re-history.  He will be tossed so many "Pinocchio's" by the swooning press corps he could build a raft and sail to nirvana!  His statistics were manipulated to make it sound as if all is wonderful.  He issued numerous veto threats from one side of his mouth while telling us we need to work together from the other side.  The man has to be two in one body and mind!  Does he not understand that Americans are living the day to day issues he says he has "fixed"?  His speech would possibly be believable if he was from say, Omaha and he had never set foot in DC.  Is he really a DC resident?

So there we have it.  Another total BS address for show, no substance.  I think his goal of keeping Republicans in their seats was accomplished.  Not much common ground and it was all staged as such.  Too bad for America.  I give the speech a "B" for delivery and a "F" for substance. 

Joni Ernst of Iowa gave the Republican response and did it in seven minutes!  A typical no nonsense type Republican.  She is a amicable woman and a true down to earth American from the so called "flyover" country.  She won a Senate seat held by the "I flew on Vietnam" liar, Tom Harkin.  It was a great victory for Iowa getting rid of the lefty.  So Ernst was telling America we Republicans were elected by you to come fix the mess here in DC.  I think that was pretty smart.  She did not get down into the weeds of onerous detail and she was upbeat and positive.  She is very likable.

Obama will be vetoing a lot of things over the next months.  My hope is the Republicans will not give in and keep fighting for the America we all love.  The people of the country love America as it is with some tweaks of course to make it even better.  They don't like the democrats trying to "remake" it into something else.  The major areas  where I can see some hope for passage are in trade agreements and Homeland Security.  The fight against terrorists must be won or none of this matters. Obama's spin on Gitmo was shameless.

America will hopefully elect a Republican President in 2016 and restore America to greatness.  We have booted Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and taken many State Legislatures and Governorships.  The last plum is the Oval Office.  America will return.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Firth's whining gets a smackdown

Today's Union Newspaper had a response article to the January 12, 2015 whinery of Jim Firth.  He is of course the fellow that moved here from San Francisco and immediately immersed himself in the political stream of our County.

 Here is his lament. 

Here is Valentina Parkman's response to Firth.

http://lowres.cartoonstock.com/sport-baseball-baseballers-win-winning-winners-smb070702_low.jpgI have never met either one but I can attest to the facts of both.  My mom and dad moved here in late 1945 after my dad was discharged from the Navy.  Some people still call me a flatlander since I am not a Cousin Jack.  Does it bother me?  No, it is all in fun.  When Nevada County was down to 22,000 people in the 60's, we thought we would become a "ghost" county.  The mines closed, and most of the economy rested on timber and small local business.  I worked in one of the last neighborhood markets on Race street in Grass Valley.  The graduating class of 1968 was something like 350 students.  After graduation the young that were smart enough left for college.

And so it stayed for a few years.  I recall my Dad building one of the first houses in Alta Sierra in the mid 60's.  It was probably a second home for some Bay Area family.  Even land appeared to be tough to sell here and you could pick up a lot pretty cheap.  Over time though people discovered our county and started coming here to experience the natural world and most of all, the friendliness of the people here.  Most moved here to be left alone and they really liked the slow pace lifestyle and the quiet of the forest.

Then we started to see people like Firth come here, also people like Jeff Pelline.  These kind of people moved here to our burg and decided that Shangri-La needed to be changed.  They decided the people running the county and it's cities were incompetent and need to be replaced.  So Firth followed in the footsteps of some others that did their best to wreck the county into their image and thank goodness they failed.  They did not fail totally though.  The people that sought power over the rest of us did succeed in making the documents that control your property rights into the concrete of "no-growth".  We see the results of their victories.  Schools closing, service jobs in place of real good paying jobs, empty store fronts and millions of dollars headed to places like Roseville and Yuba City.

So now we get new people that have never experienced the battles in Nevada County trying to change things again.  Their ilk has already won!  Our county has a non-profiy on every corner!  Each one trying to shut down even more opportunities.  Now we have some that have successfully stopped "suction dredging" for thousands of people.  Not satisfied with that, they are after the "mercury" in the waterways of the county and even the dams holding back the water.  And they live off the "grants" supplied by the taxpayers.  Talk about needing a change.

But rather than truly helping the community after moving here, like Valentina Parkman, Firth and Pelline can only complain and call everyone "good ol' boys and gals" and deride them.  They appear to me to be narcissists and pout a lot when they don't get their way.  The true test for person coming to any place is can they make friends or not.  Firth put his philosophy out their for all to see and it has been rejected twice by the voters.  He does not appear to understand his place in the scheme of the county and city.  If he had started out like Ms. Parkman and was true to his desire to become a local yokel, he should have volunteered at the Food Bank or Big Brothers.  But he decided he wanted to "govern" us yokels.

Same with Pelline.  Rather than endearing himself as Parkman has, he attacks with his words on his blog and elsewhere, all of those "yokels" he is better than.  Well over time he has become isolated because the community just wont buy-in to that negativity.  He complains about most things especially during the political season.  He and Firth come from the same place of negativity it appears to me.  They are now isolated and unelectable.  People want good leaders.  They want people that are positive and who want the community to be a success.  One needs only to look at Howard Levine, a councilman in Grass Valley.  He should be the role model for anyone wishing to get involved in the community.  My goodness, you never hear Levine whining.  He and the rest of the City Council are good people who try their best to keep the place working.  The are proactive and compassionate toward the people.

So I suggest you all read the two letter to the Editor and decide who you would rather associate yourself with.  I'll take Parkman.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Islamic Terrorism must be destroyed!

As our little blue marble circumvents the sun one more time, what can I say about the state of the planet and its inhabitants?  January is usually the month we take as the beginning of a new year and most people are hopeful things will be better than last year.  But as we have seen, there are some humans that could care less about their lives and others.  Murder is rampant around the globe.  Why would people given the amazing gift of life throw theirs and others away?  I suppose it has been going on since Adam's son killed the other and maybe it will never change.  But I surely hope it will.

These "jihadi" men (and some women) are filled with the desire to force every human on the planet into their religion.  I also think their is a DNA issue here as well.  Some people are predisposed to murder others just because.  They get a kick out of seeing a person die.  It happens everywhere.  Is it just a missing link in their DNA strands that allow them to murder without conscience?  How could a person like seeing a person beat to death or shot or chopped to pieces?  What makes these people so "mad" they can do these acts and not give a rat's ass about it?  I think these people are the missing link.  Well they are missing a link.  Could they be injected with a concoction of fluids containing the "kindness" gene?  Or the sympathy or empathy gene?

These murderous scum that killed all those innocent people in France are truly missing the genes that make up the civilized world.  They apparently think that if you don't kneel to Mohamed then you must die.  Their "holy" book contains many references to Jews and Gentiles as "pigs" and "subhumans".  The Nazi's had nothing on these scumbags.  But as we see, three people with Kalashnikov rifles can bring a western country to a halt.  France had 90,000 after these dirtbags.  The country was looking like the 60s when the Algerian terrorists were all over France.  When all the dust settled yesterday, three scumbags were dead and 17 innocent people were gone.

So how do we deal with this?  We have five million or so Muslim's in our country and we seem to so far not have these kinds of issues.  But could things change?  If we do not require people to swear allegiance to this country and its Constitution, if we do not require them to speak our language and if they refuse to assimilate into American culture, then I think we may see some terror here.  The best solution to head off future problems is to assimilate into the society so the people feel a bond and love for the place and people.  In France and other countries of Europe this has not happened.

France has "no go" zones where the police don't enter.  They fear assassination from the Muslim ghetto's people.  Same in England and Sweden.  It does not work.  I would suggest you could never do a "no go" in Egypt or Iran.  They would force you under duress and threat of violence to become them.  They still stone adulterers to death for goodness sakes.  This week a poor bastard who prayed outside a Mosque was sentence to 20 weeks of 20  lashes!  I mean come on.  Is this 2015 or 650 AD?

Many liberals in America are so PC that the things I say here will cause them to vomit PC diatribes.  What the PC crowd does not get is the cartoonists in Paris are just the first example of Islamic terrorist PC and it is lethal.  If our country does not throw off the scourge of PC in our daily lives and out of the liberal bastions like  universities and the local high schools, we will  eventually see the same outcome as the cartoonists.  We have to tell those that think PC is so wonderful to sit down and shut up.  We must not allow a further degradation of free speech and free expression here in America.

But we actually have that PC attitude in many venues and it is very damaging.  If a Muslim commits a  crime, then the press should report he is a Muslim.  They do it if the person is a Christian, but PC keeps the lamestream "journalist" from telling the total truth.  If a man kills a policeman and the man is black or brown, tell us.  You do it when the killer is white.  Let's start giving the people all the facts.  Not just cherry pick those that are PC.  The truth is the best elixir.  Don't worry that the race and religious hustlers will say bad things about you.  Report the truth!

If the people of the planet allow this PC to continue I fear we will see the demise, totally, of the truth.  Then who wins?  Not the good and kind of the planet.  Only the thugs and murderers win.  If we want to stop the madness we must first unmuzzle the truth.  The followup though will be even tougher.  The planet will never have peace as long as we allow these killers to live on it.  I guess I will be called a warmonger, but so be it.  This cancer of evil by Islamic terrorists must be met and destroyed.  Only then can the people of the planet get some relief from the fear these thugs bring.  The peace of the planet will never arrive as long as we have these kinds of DNA missing link thugs with automatic weapons running amok.

The whole civilized world has to come together with money, resolve, armies and the truth to confront and wipe out these cancerous thugs.  Let freedom ring throughout the planet as we remove the sickness of Islamic terrorism from its surface.

Friday, January 9, 2015

R.L. Crabb thinks he is funny? Maybe not! LOL!

I went back to the 1968 annual to see if I could find him and lo and behold he was in the class of 1969.  He looked like the dweeb he still is today except he is much older and looking quite frail.  He has stated many times he tried many different chemical substances back in the day when living in San Francisco.  I really think the abuse of chemicals that alter one's cognitive skills is something to be avoided.  But I guess some people are really weak.

I seem to be living rent free in the leftover gray matter of Crabb.  He takes whatever opportunity he can to call me names.  Just like he did on the schoolyard at recess.  My goodness, he just has not grown up.  He has a blog that he moderates me off of since he can't deal with a point of view in conflict with his.  But that is OK since no one reads his blog anyway.  He does seem to follow me around the blogs I comment on to call me names.  As always, I say, What a hoot!

He does cartoons for a living (he must be really broke) and makes fun of me and others which I assume makes him feel important.  He is alone in that regard.  Most of his pals seem to be leftovers from the drug scene of the 60's and 70's, something I avoided with a vengeance. 

I took a different path, marriage, family, entrepreneurship and public service.  I found that a ravaged drugged brain and lifestyle was not something that interested me.  But all I can deduce from the constant name calling of Crabb against me is he is a jealous man.  His lifestyle has come back to haunt him and for that I give him a break.  I even pray for his soul to be saved from his hate and meaningless self exile from reality.

So, Crabb, sorry I stole your girlfriend back in 68', I know it really traumatized you, but at some point you have to move on.  I have forgiven you and your transgressions.  And as your pal Pelline says ,LOL!