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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pelline is at it again, political hypocrisy galore!

I was directed to the Pelline blog as a friend said he was endorsing the candidacy of a recent arrival, Jim Firth, for City Council.  I was curious since Pelline rails against any hint of an endorsement by conservatives, Republicans or PAC's of a righty candidate.  How could the man be that phony I thought.  Well, he does his endorsements in the usual weaselly media way by omission.  Omission of the opponents endorsements and the placement of those he favors.  I have seen this many times.  It must be a class taught in those "liberal arts" colleges that churn out all those like-minded liberal media types.

Of course Pelline can do whatever he wants and endorse whomever he wants and I do too.  But I try not to be so delusional as he appears when it comes to "standards" in reporting such things as endorsements of candidates..  We on the right get an earful by the fellow for simply being conservative.  We have some standards that we consider very important and try our best to be ethical and consistent.  Even when no one is looking.  But Pelline has no standards that appear to be fair and balanced in his "reporting".  Usually he is trashing the people on the right and doing so for every "transgression" from what he considers "fair".  Remember the MILLER campaign sign on a private building that also had a tenant called the Chamber of Commerce?  My goodness you would think it gave Pelline hemorrhoids!  Now he criticizes the "casino" night put together for a fundraiser in Grass Valley.

Most of the time we in the community concerned about the important issues just blow by the little things like endorsements because they actually can cut both ways and we know it.  We are concerned that people like Pelline actually harm the reputation of our communities by sitting in the weeds full of nothingness he likes.  He criticizes everyone except those he likes and they always appear to be liberals.  He tosses in  a Nate Beason once in a while to show us all how "purple" he is but we know it is not really heartfelt.  He is more comfortable praising the likes of Reinette Senum and Steve Frisch, both lefty rent seekers in our county.

YUBANET, a local "news" type blog that is considered lefty is constantly cited as are the Sacramento Bee and the SF Chronicle.  All lefty publications.  When he uses something from the right side of media it is usually for criticism and ridicule.  So when we see a story with criticism of a Firth or other liberal we all know what the scoop is.  Pelline is simply a political hypocrite and all his frothing at the mouth about endorsements of local candidates is hot air.  In our county it was the democrats who started the endorsements years ago yet Pelline never says anything negative about them.  They endorse and they bring in PAC money for local democrats and not a peep from Pelline.

When I was the Chairman of the Nevada County Republican Central Committee (1995-99), we had to meet the democrats endorsements with our own or be outplayed.  So we started endorsing as well. Over time our efforts were much more successful since the people we were endorsing actually were qualified to lead.  The democrats usually endorse people like Firth, Martin and Conklin and we see what that usually brings our county.  More government, less freedom and anti property rights and the people reject that most of the time.  Sure, some of the liberals make a term but by the end of their first term the people figure out they were fooled and boot them.  Of course there are always exceptions but for the most part a endorsement by the local democrats is a political death knell.  Opposite for conservatives.

So with a couple of months left till election day, we will see a fawning story and comments from Pelline and his ilk for all that is lefty.  Fortunately for the community, most have figured him and his philosophy out and reject it.  As shown by the low numbers of readers of his blog it appears to me he is whistling in the wind.  Keep whistling Pelline and try to stay in tune.

Monday, August 25, 2014

America? I almost don't recognize it.

Are we all tired of the negativity?  Where does the negativity come from?  Why are we allowing the negative people so much airtime?  Is America a distant memory?  How did we get to this place?  These are a few of the questions I have and as I get around chatting with others, they too are asking these questions.

Pollyanna?  Where did she go?  America was a place people wanted to come and spread their wings.  Those that lived in the country could try just about anything (legally) to see what new idea, invention or theory could become a new lifestyle or paradigm.  The world was in motion and Americans were in the lead, showing the rest of the earth's people the shining light of progress for humans.  Then over time things started to change.  We have become the leaders in things  I don't think anyone had a clue about forty years ago.  More laws, more regulations, greater interference by government at all levels.  The government now takes more of out money than we "get" to keep.

In my view, we allowed these changes over time because we were giving the benefit of the doubt to those we elected to guide us.  We allowed these things to happen because our press and our education systems have been polluted by those with agenda's anathema to freedom.  Populated by those radicals from the 60's.  The left is patient because usually their lifestyles are paid for by others while conservatives are out creating the work, the jobs and the money.  Conservatives were not paying attention because they were making America a wonderful place for people and things.  Out of the cave and into the light.  "Progressives" are far from that way of life. They want to control others in some megalomaniac way.  Every human foible needs to be controlled and allowed only if they say it should be so.  The left has ratcheted down human freedoms so much that every American breaks some law as soon as the arise from the bed in the morning.

We are all looking over our shoulders because we are not sure who is watching or listening.  Even when you say the right thing the left has now made it uncertain what the definition of "right and wrong" are.  President Clinton gave language and definitions  a real blow (no pun intended) when he said it depends on what the definition of IS is.  And the definition of what SEX is.  He led the way for a oral revolution and I don't mean a talking one.  But that is what has happened.  George Orwell knew that the meaning of words was important.  We have seen the manipulation of the meanings of words on a daily basis most of my life.  "Gay Nineties"!  What does that mean now?  Revenue enhancements, investments and "we have to pay for" cuts in government spending?  Multiply these a hundred or thousand times and it is no wonder we are so confused. Profit is bad, business is bad, capital;ism is bad.  Unions are good, poverty is good, sitting home on paid leave is good. Productivity is bad, on and on.

Last year at the federal level we saw 80,000 pages entered into the Federal Register and become law.  This along with legitimately passed laws by the Congress, signed by the President,  ratchet Americans freedoms down more and more (ObamaCare anyone?).  Then we have the State laws and local laws.  Special Districts, Fire Departments, Mosquito Districts and Water purveyors.  Yikes!  Of course they always tell us it is for our own good and the safety of the "people".  But is it?  Then it seems to me that with each new rule or law the government creates a new constituency that has to be fed.  Then when we try to change it all hell breaks loose.  They vote, right? The ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act signed into law by President George H.W. Bush (he has a disabled daughter I think I recall) became a huge multi trillion dollar expense on all parts of American life.  It allows a person to sue and get damages from a business or other entity for non compliance.  The unintended consequences of that law came alive in that attorneys in wheel chairs have extorted millions just in California  and caused businesses to close and people to lose their jobs.  But hey, good intentions pave the road the hell right?

We need to take a breather in America.  We need a moratorium on new laws and regulations.  We need to review those on the books for veracity.  We need to weigh these "good intentions" with the Constitution and we need make sure their intent is to increase freedom.  We need to force the Legislators to read and sign off they did so on every bill.  No regulations are allowed unless the Legislature reads and signs off on them.  We are drowning as a country and the wheels of freedom and creativity are grinding to a halt.

Previously in my analysis of American ingenuity I was always encouraged by the people's ability to adjust.  I mean when a law is passed and regulations was imposed, creative people could figure out how to make things work.  But now that is less and less likely.  All these rules have stymied people at all levels.  Hell, little kids have to get permits to sell lemonade!  So let us take a couple of years and give the people of America a break.  We want the government to protect us from the bad guys but I don't need them to force me to put a certain light bulb in the socket.  Let's get back to what made this country a special and unique place.  FREEDOM FROM GOVERNMENT OVERREACH!.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Black American tells it like it is on Ferguson, Missouri fiasco

Six minutes and 18 seconds of this fellow saying what scared ass white people can't or won't say about any issues regarding a minority.  He is tired of waiting for the "change" and he wants his fellow blacks to get going.  Over fifty years and they are still marching and whining about the police and slavery.  Good for him.  Of course he will be trashed by the Jesse and Al charlatans as a "Uncle Tom" and end up forced to shut up like Bill Cosby was forced to do.  I am sure I will be called names by the liberals for posting this and agreeing with him.  Too bad. Thanks Bonnie!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ferguson mess a excellent example of irresponsible reporting and blame

Things are still a mess in the Missouri suburb and it will probably get worse before it gets better.  Reminiscent of the Trayvon Martin incident this incident has become a travesty.  Not only was a young man killed, but the circumstances are muddy and the police there have mismanaged the information in my opinion. 

HERE is the latest info adding to the murkiness.  Apparently there are two eye witnesses from different POV's that say the same thing.  Mr. Brown was rushing towards the policeman rather than the reported "hand up" in surrender.  As I have said before in the Trayvon Martin case, we should all wait for the facts before we pop off with opinions.  Unfortunately this is not human nature in the issues regarding "race" relations.  Too many people too anxious to show how "white" America is racist against everyone else.  Well, maybe not.  Maybe the issue of race is not existent, maybe just the issue of criminal behavior.

White liberals, those lily white saps who are so consumed by racial guilt from 1860 are always prepared.  They look to exploit every opportunity to tell us all how racist we are whenever there is a incident such as this one in Ferguson.  But wait.  What about all those killings by racial groups against white people?  What about blacks killing blacks?  The liberals and the race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson turn a blind eye on "same" race killing because in my view there is no money in it.  Their cynical race baiting to gain notoriety is shameless.  They are not Gandhi.  They really are simply race hustlers and opportunists to keep the pot boiling in hate.

What I don't understand is why the lamestream media allows themselves to be a tool for this disinformation and hate.  We all need the facts and we need the investigations to be done before we throw stones.  I am sorry that Mr. Brown was killed but why is that a reason for his fellow black Americans to riot and burn their own stores?  Now their is an attempt to keep that from happening by a police presence greater than before.  People in these communities need to have their local leaders step up and help calm the situation down. 

Al Sharpton and the other race hustlers need to stay away from these volatile places until calm returns.  The streets of Chicago demand their presence to get the black men killing black men reduced.  Go to those place Al and Jessee.  Help those people. 

So I will wait until the facts are released and analyzed so that I will hopefully have a better idea of what happened.  There is enough blame to go around and in the end, we should all push for the truth and justice.

Monday, August 11, 2014

D'Sousa vs Ayers at Dartmouth on C-SPAN Today

Dinesh D'Sousa
William Ayers, "former" terrorist


  HERE is the full two hours if you want to spend the time.  And you should.  I watched the last part and listened to the questions.  My goodness what have we allowed to be taught to our kids?  The questions were asked in all seriousness by the mind full of mush being "taught" or "educated" at the Ivy League school.  After listening to these young people's views I had to go take a shower to get rid of the crap they have spewed from their brains.  The professors who "teach" them should be denied tenure and then fired.

The debate was actually a good example of how screwed up America's education system has become.  Inviting a cop killer, a mad bomber of his own countrymen, Ayers.  Of course after his career as a mad bomber Weather Underground scumbag, he was given a degree and allowed to teach our country's kids.  Listen to how and what he says about America as a person of privilege.  Then listen to D'Sousa as an immigrant from Mumbai, India and now a very accomplished man here.  If you walk away from this "debate" and don't want to kick Ayers ass back to Cambodia, then you are not a real America patriot.  D'Sousa is very grateful to be an American and speaks nothing but praise of our country.

The questions by the "students" was varied and except for a couple of people (one older fellow took Ayers to task) the "students" did not much care for America and D'Sousa was their target.  They are taught to rip to shreds all that might be good and turn that into negative indictments on everything from the Founders to claiming we are imperialists and supporters of apartheid.  One Korean "student", from the South of course, excoriated the D'Sousa claim of American "exceptionalism" and that we are a truly good people.  She made me almost throw a rock at my TV.  Here she was being given an Ivy League "education" and she has no problem condemning the country.  I though to myself, you bitch, what about the 54,000 dead American boys that kept you from being overrun and now governed by a lunatic?  How could you even say what you are saying?  Then I said, OH!  She is in a free country with free speech and she can says these terrible things.  I think personally she should go back to Korea and try to enter the North.  Then after a few years bring her back to the debate circuit. 

Ayers was too much.  Here he was in the education "business", the "big" education business and all he could do was complain about big business.  My goodness, on a per capita basis, his job consumes hundreds of billions of our precious dollars every year and look what he turns out!  Imbeciles and ingrates!  But, I have to say there was not overwhelming applause for Ayers or D'Sousa because I truly think the audience was too young to truly understand what they were hearing from the dais.  People need to be out in the real world for a while to truly understand what America is really about.  They need to work and pay taxes, build a home (permits make one learn about over-regulation right away) and then they can sit down and listen.

I know two hours is a long time to listen but I suggest if you truly want to see why Bill Ayers is such a pig, watch and listen carefully. Remeber, Obama started his campaign for President in Ayers living room in Chicago.   D'Sousa, as usual is a truly amazing man with a great brain and a good heart.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Is a "gun runners" Legislative Assistant a good fit for Grass Valley's City Council?

Do you all remember the phrase "lipstick on a pig"?  I think Obama used it too insult Sarah Palin back in the Presidential race of 2008 and it worked its way into the common vernacular.  I have read today's Union column by council wannabee Jim Firth and the phrase seems to fit really well for him.

HERE is the column in today's Union.

I think anyone who wants to run for any elective office has every right to do so in our great country.  So as far a Firth's attempt I have no problem if he tries.  But I and anyone else who disagrees with him has every right to try and defeat him if we believe he is unqualified.  I believe he is unqualified.  He is in my view a partisan hack.  He represents the local democrat party in their leadership and is apparently a retired union organizer/leader/activist.  Reading his writings I conclude he is a ultra liberal, perhaps even with "socialist" beliefs.  He represents political philosophies I have opposed all my life.  I am a free market capitalist conservative who likes  smaller government and less regulation and taxes.  Firth is 180 degrees off of my beliefs it appears.

Somehow he is trying to convince himself he is a "regular" citizen and that his trait of "regularity" is lacking on the present City Council.  He is delusional.  He is no more a "regular" citizen than I am.  I have an agenda and would suggest if he he says he doesn't he is a bald faced fibber.  Being a partisan hack, Firth will expose himself to the slings and arrows of us who know what a "activist" is all about (did he support Occupy Wall Street?).  I have taken my share from the left over the years and have placed my opinions and views out into the world for all to see.  I would expect the liberals to come after me if I ran for office again.  Well, Firth has told us all a  about himself and in my view he is not a good fit for the city council.

Firth says this in his column today

"Regular Grass Valley citizens need a voice on the city council."

It is my opinion he is not a "regular" citizen but a political activist from the left and anything but a regular citizen  He even claims to have been a Legislative Assistant to Leland Yee, the infamous alleged gun running State Senator from San Francisco (who claimed he was anti-firearms).  What Yee and Firth have in common is "big city and big government" views of running things.  Our little town doesn't need a "big government", "big city" philosophy in charge of anything.

HERE is a column Firth wrote back in 2013 on YubaNet.  If anyone thinks I am being too harsh about his activism for the ultra left read it closely.  We don't need a "partisan hack" running Grass Valley.  We need people that actually know something about the place.

HERE is a really good critique by local attorney Barry Pruett on his blog.  He says it better than I do about Firth.

Grass Valley is still a small town and I have been a Grass Valley guy all my life.  The citizens have always been very careful about electing good people with good small town values to the council.  You voters will soundly reject this fellow Firth when you read all about him and mostly from his own writings.


Friday, August 1, 2014

What is a "good ol' boy" asks Hemig of the Union today?

The Union Publisher Jim Hemig, a recent arrival to this area has asked that question and then decided to research it.  HERE is the column.  He started off with Lowell Robinson, the native born man who grew up on a ranch here in Nevada County.  He started with the right man.  In the local loony left corner of our county, for instance in Jeff Pelline's brain, Robinson must be "bad" because of the fortune of his birth and his success in business.

Of course the recent liberal arrivals like Pelline and his apparent best friend Jim Firth, a democrat activist,  think there is a derogatory meaning to the term. They use it as a pejorative.  I use it as a honorable title.  I liked Keoni Allen's response to their view.  Use the converse, "bad, young, girl"!  Too funny.  Then Hemig told us the Grass Valley City Council was fairly evenly split over the last few elections with left and right, newcomers and older timers residents.  Firth is mad because so far he has run twice for City Council and was resounding rejected by the voters.  I guess he is a bitter, poor loser.  Pelline apparently has never tried to run and he too was rejected by the Union as its Editor?  He comes across to all of us  as bitter and vengeful. Especially towards "good ol' boys".

So what about that view that a "good ol' boy" is something to avoid?  First, how does a person like Lowell Robinson become something bad to these liberal loons?  He used to be the second largest privet employer here after Grass Valley Group (where are they now?).  But the business of tree falling was squashed by the "new young boys/girls" here.  They sue and contest every timber harvest, burn salvage etc.and convinced the leftwing US Forest Service to pretty much quash harvesting in the national forests (read spotted owl and their management plan).  So his employee numbers went way down and were replaced by teet sucking eco non profits that bring nothing but grief to the county, state and country.  Our County has the highest per capita number of non-profits except for Washington DC I am told.

So Lowell Robinson, who supplied many jobs through his risk taking and who supplied millions in wages to the community was squished out of his profession (at least through historical average) and it was done by the newcomers.  He still gives back in spades to the county and its people though.  What do all these eco non-profits give back?  Zip, zero, nada. What does Pelline give to the community?  What does Firth give to the community?

But let me return to the term.  I was born and raised here as my mom and dad came here in 1945 after the war ended.  By that luck I am considered a "good ol' boy" and now that I am 64, the critics on the left call us "old white men, good ol' boys".  Too funny.  For me, I was never political until the recently arrived liberals tried to shut down the county in 1978.  They came, they saw, and they almost conquered in 1978.  I became active out of survival.  These newcomers though, over time, have wrecked the county.  They have destroyed the jobs, good paying ones, and replaced them with some low pay service and tourist type jobs.

Once a man could make enough here to raise his family and have a home and some  money left over for other things.  We had a traditional family values county.  After the liberals got here we see young people fleeing to greener job pastures.  We see people living three or four to a home because rents are so high.  No new homes here, can't have that.  Can't have a say in your own home to build.  But hey, the liberals are happy.  The population has increased about 10,000 people in twenty plus years!  Mostly old people as the young families have fled (check school enrollment numbers).  So we have a bunch of lowly paid service people commuting up from low cost Yuba County and taking care of the old fart liberals.  What a victory for the left eh?

The "good ol' boys" over the years did their best to get the county some economy other than old folks homes and K-Mart but these newcomers would have none of it.  So in my opinion the "bad ol' boys/girls" won the war.  Now a simple business of almost any kind is wrecked by these people from being born.  A well paid mining operation is trashed and delayed and forced to go away.  The laws passed by these liberals at all levels of government have wrecked the County, the State and the country.  I would say the "good ol' boys" have been relegated to the dustbin.  The left has destroyed the doers and replaced them with the Pelline's and Firths.  God help us.