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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Trump is not my pick yet, but you have to give him credit!

What is all this anger against Trump?  I have watched a dais of seventeen dwindle to three people and there he is.  Trump is lasting.  Why is that?  And it seems there is no slander spewed by his critics that would be acceptable to a Hillary Clinton or a Jeb Bush.  So why are his critics, left and right, so afraid of him?

The answer to me is we have been fed a pablum of what a politician is supposed to be.  Fed by the people in charge of our elected government.  And the "consultants" of every stripe looking for a fast buck every four years.  Trump does not fit the mold of these "establishment" people.  They are all invested in the power of the status quo.  As long as it is in their favor the status quo is happy place.  Now someone coming from the private sector has them filled with fear and angst.

The opposition to Trump calls him dangerous, fascist, "Hitler" and "Mussolini". He is called a bigot, a homophobe, anti-Semite, racist and any other "keyword" of denigration the opposition can come up with.  Even my fellow Republicans are in the mix.  I am very saddened by that.  I was always told our country was special.  That anyone can become President.  Even Michelle Obama said that very thing to a gathering of angry women a couple of weeks ago.

So why all this fear?  Money and power are my guess.  And the fear of the unknown which Trump reflects.  He is not controlled or easy to read by the "smart" people of politics.  But looking back I think his presence has been really good for the body politic.  He has smoked out the real reasons political parties don't like "rogues".  They can't predict their actions or control them.  So they attack.  Having experienced those kinds of attacks at the local level, I can attest to the ferocity of a critics to a outsider.

Americans, especially those on the left, who rabidly hate the SCOTUS decision of "Citizen's United", are showing the true hypocrisy of liberals.  They rail against "big money interests" in politics yet Trump is self funding and says he is not influenced by outside money.  Seems the liberals should embrace this, right?  Nope, not a word of agreement or praise.  Just attacks on him.  The Founders of America wanted what they called "citizen representatives" running the place.  No kings, no lifetime politicians, no political class.  They wanted a "classless" set of in charge of government.  Then after serving a time, these people would go home and live under the laws they passed.

Well, Trump is a developer and if you want to develop anything in America you are faced with spending huge sums of your money, countless time to get your projects and the slings and arrows of neighbors trying to stop you.  You have a gazillion regulations to follow and many bureaucrats who are jealous of your private sector success.  You have to please so many people to get you project you learn people really well.  Most politicians want your money/donations and then produce nothing in return anyway.  But you have to donate.  So Trump donated or as I call it, was extorted for future considerations.

And Trump is a fellow that does not take any crapola.  You attack him he hits back twice as hard.  Business is really a place for the tough people.  Especially at his level.  You try and mealy-mouth him he will smack you back hard and make you whimper.  That is seen as harsh by the meek of course, but it is SOP in development.  Just look at the local "Dorsey Marketplace" in our town.  It takes a man with a spine to get through this world at the top of the game.

Americans don't seem to understand the form of government other than the three branches are "equal" in power.  But actually that is a and has become a farce.  The power is in the Executive.  It is not just the President.  He is in charge of all the employees!  He is the enforcer of the laws.  The other two branches are wimps really.  The Executive is in charge of the IRS and the EEOC and the FBI etal.  That is why a strong leader is needed to keep the vast bureaucracy in check.  I personally want a President that will kick butt when the government is out of control.  I don't want a person to become a part of the problem.

The Trump campaign scares all the status quo people because just maybe their jobs are now at risk.  They may not get stupid laws passed.  Maybe the little guy will get a break.  All these things scare the "establishment" political class.  Trump to me meets the requirements of a "citizen" representative.  I may or may not support him but I respect his attempt to run this broke down country.  He may just fix the place.

47 comments:

  1. Off topic but this just out. U.S. solar energy company SunEdison Inc has almost $12 billion of debt and is at "substantial risk" of bankruptcy. This bankruptcy would rank among the largest involving a non-financial company in the past 10 years according to bankruptcydata.com. All them taxpayers dollars used to support and subsidize solar seems to have failed this mega California based company. Will Tesla auto follow this path. Reminds me of Reinette Senum's failed taxpayer funded Nevada City worm farm that was to save the planet and the local economy. Senum's return to the Nevada City council should be fun to watch.

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    1. No, tesla wont. SunEdison is falling apart because of bad business decisions and faulty accounting. Really has nothing to do with solar or renewable energy. For instance, look at First Solar. It is the largest solar company in the nation, has an excellent balance sheet, and good business practices. It is doing exceedingly well. So, pump the breaks on your negativity towards renewables.

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    2. Trump clearly has no need for a Monica Lewinsky.

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    3. When "other people's money" runs out, solar and wind go in the same grave.

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  2. The FUE has missed the big scoop, beat by the Union newspaper. Julia Jordan, former director of the downtown association charged with embezzlement. The FUE boasted of how close he is to Jordan when she got the job. Hope the FUE and his family enjoyed the dinner LOL!"Our family is so proud of her!" LOL

    Posted on February 24, 2012 by jeffpelline. Scoop: Julia Jordan named new Executive Director of Grass Valley Downtown Association RENO – I’m over in Reno this morning, but that isn’t stopping me from providing a small-town scoop:

    Julia Jordan is going to be the new executive director of the Grass Valley Downtown Association, succeeding Howard Levine. Julia is now the project administrator for the Downtown Association and works tirelessly to promote the downtown in the “cul de sac” and beyond.

    I have not spoken yet to Julia or one of the board members, but I am confident this decision has been made, so I stopped to file this report from the Courtyard Suites Hotel in Reno (the one next to Total Wine, where I just closed a deal to distribute our magazine and promote Grass Valley). It’s a good spot to check your email too.

    I also hear she will take over on March 15 – the “Ides of March” and my birthday. Julia won out from a large field of competitors and was one of three finalists. She has a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara and is a savvy and experienced marketer. She understands the value of maintaining a unique and historic downtown, as well as promoting the downtown well outside (as well as inside) the county.

    Our family is so proud of her! (We wrote a well-deserved letter of recommendation, along with more than a dozen others). We will invite her and her “significant other” to Villa Venezia to celebrate.

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  3. You can't make this stuff up! LOL "Our family is so proud of her! We wrote a well-deserved letter of recommendation. We will invite her and her “significant other” to Villa Venezia to celebrate". Will the FUE family also visit Jordan in jail?

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    1. Real question is will the FUE cover this story about his close buddy? I bet he just try's to cover her ass. Podunk journalism.

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    2. Another fine example of the fue's arsenic touch. Heidi Hall should hope she does not win District 1 since she has been given the fickle finger of fate from the fue. She would end up like all the others, indicted. When does Lamphier finally go on trial for his kiddie porn?

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  4. Hopefully the Downtown Association will be able to recover the missing money.

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    1. Sad day. But you have to watch the money. People just can't resist sometimes.

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  5. "The Union just trashed Julia’s career for her, without even interviewing her, her lawyer or the DA. I’ve never seen a photo run that big on Page 1. “Judge and jury.” And The Union’s publisher, Jim Hemig, sits on the GVDA board. It’s just the latest example. I suspect one of these efforts will backfire one day and result in some aggressive counter litigation. Most people won’t put up with this." ~Pelline

    "aggressive counter litigation?" For what? Reporting on what is in a criminal indictment? Pelline is a hack who is not a journalist but a boy attempting to tip the rhetorical scales against HIS FORMER EMPLOYER - The Union. No wonder he could not keep his job there.

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    1. So she is arrested for embezzlement and the Union reports it and it is their problem? The Pelline character truly has lost his marbles. He has to have oatmeal for a brain.

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    2. So another of the fue pals has legal trouble. First it is Terry Lamphier, now Julia Jordan. Who else does the fue support that will be in the news for criminal charges?

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  6. Rodney Dangerfield strikes again. The Union is not allowed to print arrest reports until it runs it by the Pillsbury Doughboy of Pioneer Park. Wait til he finds out they might put the MMJ dispensary at Seamans Lodge. Quaintytown could use the rent revenue to keep their fire department open longer and keep the potheads off Broad Street. 😷

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  7. It is simply part of Pellines MO. In the case a two for one. He gets to defend his criminally indicted friend and also wrongfully bag on his former employer for reporting on the criminal indictment. Notice how Pellines friends are getting indicted. Lol. Who's next?

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    1. Well he could waddle over to inspect it first hand but he might have a heart attack. Poor guy hasn't seen his feet or his willy for years now. LOL

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  8. You can see how unhinged the man is in his obsession with the Union and it is not healthy. Perhaps a dose of Prosac would help? LOL!

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  9. The most hated former journalist fue should rename his puke puddle blog Nevada County Voices in My Head. You and a number of folks have his brain spinning like the mad hatter or should that be the mad hater? ROFLOL

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  10. Real good story on Tesla and how it will fail.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/31/tesla-s-model-3-could-destroy-elon-musk-s-company.html

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  11. Here is another one to add to the sad list of the fue's circle of friends. Fue "friend and confidant" Jim Firth had some kind of "relationship" with Leland Yee, the former state politician who I believe was recently convicted of several crimes. Is this what the fue refers to as his "San Francisco values"? What is going on with all of this?

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    1. Well those "big city" political types are known for their corruption. And their sycophants hanging around them are no better I heard. But the FUE does like these scalawags it appears.

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    2. Don't forget that their crew also brought us the Elections boss Greg Diaz with all of interesting SF baggage and even more interesting subsequent travels before landing here with Furth.

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  12. Some dude name Chip Wilder posted on the fat fools trollathon blog that the failure to have vaccinated those kids at the shut school was the Union newspapers fault. He also implicated Religious folks. Its hilarious that he is really bitching about ruinit and the tinfoil hat crazy cat ladies. Don't expect that post to last long on the North Korea of the blogosphere. ROFLOL

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    1. Chip shares a last name with Bob Wilder, a friend of mine and a past County Supervisor. I don't know if they are related, but if they are I would guess Bob would be sorely disappointed with the idiot Chip. Who names their kid after a piece of wood anyway?

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  13. The FUE rants about the Union's coverage on the job killing $15 hour min. wage but fails to say one word about Nevada City Clerk Niel Locke screwing a candidate out of his opportunity to run for public office. The Union had a detailed story on page one but not one word from the FUE. Locke made the mistake, failed to provided the correct filing documents and then Locke blames the candidate. LOL!

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    1. Locke should allow the fellow to be in the campaign. But, maybe he doesn't like him?

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    2. Here is what the Pelline thinks of himself. From his wn words. The man is delusional. He posts against that Union everyday and creates hate in our community. He is unhinged at the least.

      "I normally ignore people harping on me for harping on The Union.
      I have a life of journalism experience to draw from. The Union was the littlest job I ever had.
      And my own venture is successful, expanding, a lot of fun — and I’m definitely earning more than the $60K that The Union editor job paid.
      Our community would benefit greatly from a higher quality newspaper that is locally owned (not by a chain out of Nevada), locally printed (not in Sacramento) and run by some more experienced journalists.
      Podunk is as podunk does."

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    3. I have to say Pelline does not hold a candle in smarts to Hemig.

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  14. Yep, not one word from the obese one about Niel Locke preventing a citizen from running for public office. Niel Locke didn't screw up the candidate filing paperwork for the other three candidates which included failed worm farmer Ruin-it Senum.

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  15. Excellent article Todd. You certainly hit the nail on the head regarding Trump's experience and his having the guts to say what needs to be said. All these people addicted to gov handouts aren't the answer. Unfortunately, there are some public officials who didn't live up to their required oath of office. We won't hear about it unless the media sheds light on it. I witnessed many questionable abuses locally, including one businessman who wanted to expand his business.
    He did everything the Gras Valley officials demanded. The local newspaper even asked if the city had a plan because of the expensive delays. They said they did. But their plan proved to be illegal. The businessman felt it necessary to bring an attorney to the meetings. After witnessing what was going on, the attorney declared that if they wanted to take part of the businessman's land for a trail in order to get their approval, they would have to pay for it...He cited a similar Supreme Court case in Oregon (that awarded the property owner $ 2 million for what the city put her through). Other businesses didn't want the liability of the trail either. The city was seeking grant money for the trail, and had already spent $ 50,000 for a study that would be a drop in the bucket compared to the taxpayer costs for its completion.
    When the lawyer dropped the bomb that the city would have to pay for the property if they wanted it, one of the city council members stated that "He caught us with our pants down!" I had to laugh, because the city has a lawyer on staff to advise them, but like a former city lawyer told me many years before, the lawyer makes things appear legal, but they don't listen...and some day they might be sued. BMW

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  16. While Hemig is smarter he will never beat the purple hippo of Nevada city in a chili cheese fry eating contenst. ROFLOL

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  17. The ONE THING that the fue has been successful in is becoming the "#1 MOST HATED PERSON IN NEVADA COUNTY!" Ask anyone, that is a universal fact! Good going Puffy! Great to know you are good at something!

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  18. The most hated former journalist fue is spewing at Michael Kesti because he dared refer to the fue as the fue. Everyone knows what you are fue and they are never going to use the name you want because the fact is you are the fue. Could be worse fue, there are a lot of names that are appropriate to you that are waaaayyy worse! ROFLOL

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  19. The poor fue would like us to believe that he is "doing well" with his free food porn magazine and "making more than the $60K" he got from The Union. Sure thing fue, except that we know the advertisers in your little porn mag, we know how many bail out every month because they are disgusted with being associated with you and we can do the math. You would kill to have a real job again but no one will touch you because you are such a nasty human being. Your sick obsession with everyone who doesn't think like you are going to kill you. That and the chili cheese fries. Let it go man. Your wife and son need you.

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    1. Well his veracity for fibs is well known. What would his mommy say?

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  20. The purple hippo is letting his arch narcissist out to play on his screed site again. Today he snivels that he had a Heidi Hall supporter knock on his door and then demands to know why Duane Strawser has knocked on his door yet. Talk about the massive simpering ego that displays. He must be feeling microagressed and inhaling chili cheese fries and chardonnay as we sit here. The real reason Duane will not be knocking on his door nor even touching the purple hippo is the long established curse of the arsenic touch. ROFLOL!

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  21. The FUE should take note of this. He truly is deranged. LOL!

    http://www.sovmentalhealth.com/mental-health-disorder/?gclid=Cj0KEQjw2_23BRDb_qbvzK3X8M8BEiQAg87AF6M1nzhfe3Oa5pCMHDvDQ0zTYsjX0SoDi5n-PtvlcfMaAkF58P8HAQ

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  22. So I don't know what has been going on in the nevada county blogosphere but I tried to catch up this morning only to find that I have become a topic of conversation of Pelline - a blogger was was fired from The Union. When I call you out, I will do it so that you know big guy.

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    1. Who was fired Barry? He is obsessed with a number of people in the County. Vey creepy.

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    2. Pelline has a man crush on us. That is so creepy. But not unusual for him.

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    3. The FUE's velveta vendor and chili suppliers thank you!

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  23. Todd, the fue, AKA the unemployed "Most Hated Man in Nevada County", now know only as the fue, is simply jealous of you and Barry, and Rebane and everyone else that he writes crap about. He is jealous because you have what he does not, standing in the community and people who like you and respect you. The fue's only friends are imaginary women who write in to support his constant blog rants because no one else pays attention.

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    1. I think you have it right. Barry and I have many friends. As does GeorgeR. Why is that? We are nice people and we are kind, not mean. Pelline is not any of that. He is truly disliked and my Christian beliefs make me sad that he is as he is. He could be a much better person but he refuses apparently. Sad.

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  24. You guys must have the purple hippo flummoxed. No Monday morning Boardman rant from the hippo, you have him off his stride, well lumbering gait anyway. ROFLOL

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    1. And Boardman had a typo! Where is Kesti or the Pelline?

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    2. Michael R. KestiApril 4, 2016 at 7:33 PM

      A difference between us, Todd, is that I never have to ask where you are when expecting a moronic statement that is completely devoid of class.

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    3. Sure you do, but you prove again my class is much better then yours. Plus I am humorous, you are a sourpuss without a funny bone. Sad. Oh, and I am much better looking.

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Real name thank you.