Pretty hot these days. But hey it is summer! I recall working the Republican Booth at the Fair in the 90's when it was so hot the power went out! I think it was a Friday night. That was hot. Soon thereafter I think the California voters booted Gray Davis, the Governor of Incompetence royal. But then the same voters put that idiot Arnold in charge. What a State!
Now it seems the eco nuts are telling everyone that every climatic condition, whether hot or cold, is caused by man-made global warming. And after watching some "man on the street" interviews about this subject, I concluded there are people so stupid about the subject they believe it hook, line and sinker. More ice sheets or thickness? Global warming. More snow and cold in the Northeast? Global warming. Let's do "green" energy? Make cars from mined materials and other fabricated from plastics and oil. Yep, green. And put all those solar panels on your roofs. Made from mined materials and fabricated from plastics, as well as being subsidized by the taxpayers. You cannot make this stupidity up.
Even in Nevada County we see some really dopey things. The econuts won the battle of the "growth" wars back in the nineties. Now they complain there is no housing. Especially "affordable" housing. And all the jobs here, except a few are now in the government sectors and commuters to the city. City and county, schools and healthcare, lots of government. Free market jobs and the young people they would hire have fled to other states and counties. Schools are closing and teachers are being laid off. All a great victory for those "no-growth" econuts. But grant money to pay these people running "non-profits" is everywhere. Of course 40 cents of each of those dollars are debt but who is paying attention? And those non-profits are shutting sown the businesses that are actually free marketing. Schizophrenic governance.
All across America we see the idiocy of attacking the police and making claims the cops are killing innocent people all the time. The very people that are protecting us from anarchy and killers are now the targets of racist organizations like Black Lives Matter and the democrat party. Police are held accountable by our justice system and we see bad ones tossed in the clink when they are prosecuted. But when I see all those cops in Baltimore's AG witch hunt go free, I say perhaps we have a problem. The Baltimore AG and Mayor are black. The cops were almost all black. The AG prosecuted them for the death of Freddie Gray. I feel bad for Gray, a lifetime criminal, but it appears the cops did not kill him. These inner cities are mostly run by democrats. And many by blacks. Detroit, LA, NYC, Baltimore, Chicago, all are killing grounds. As the Dallas police chief (who is black) said, the cops have been made to do things they should not be doing. Babysitting, family conflicts and many other things a educated and responsible citizenry should be doing for themselves. Hell we supply a free education 1-12 and that is not enough?
The police chief said when inner city blacks birth 72% of their children without a daddy in the house, you have a big problem. We see the results of the welfare state as composed by the democrat party. The party of freebies. Over a short period of time, these democrats through their laws have made the government the daddy instead of the real human daddy. So we see unrivaled crime and murder in these inner cities and the cops are sent in to try and keep order. In the democrat party minds of mush, the police are invaders. So conflict becomes a problem when you have young men not respecting the commands of the police trying to protect their community. And many are armed so the police are very careful. So we get confrontations and sometimes they are deadly. My advice, obey the commands and you get to o home, toes still above the ground. Fight those commands and show a weapon, things go really bad.
But blaming the police is ridiculous. If a 14 year old has a kid and there is no man in the house for her or her own father, this seems to be what society gets. Real time experience in the lack of dads in the house and part of the raising of the kids. Matter not what color or race. And I believe the press, the lamestreams anyway, are complicit in this violence. Rather than making these young men of violence get a roll model of success and goodness they get more thugs. Bonnie and Clyde types are revered by the media. Made into folk heroes. Same for many blacks with Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan. Why not show the Ben Carson's and Thurgood Marshall's? But that does not fit the narrative of the liberal media. If it bleeds it leads I have been told. All PC all the time.
Race animosity has gotten much worse in America under Obama. In my view he could have lived up to his words in the first run in 2008 and we would have a better country and less strife. But instead he really did nothing to help. He actually took sides. He could have been extolling the virtues of life as a achiever in America as a black man who made it. But he did not. Even though I am not a fan of his, he could have used his own life as a example. Use that "bully pulpit" to tell disaffected people that you can make it in America if you keep your nose lean and work hard. Use the successful blacks and Hispanics as examples rather than Snoop Dpog and Tupac. He should tell people that gangsta rap songs are crap and demean women. But he never did. A missed opportunity to bring America together.
Locally we see the government officials trying to control marijuana and its growing here in Nevada County. Good luck. People grow it, people want it and private property rights are in play as well. I don't like it, never smoked it but I understand its allure. I personally think the people that smoke it are mentally slow and not too successful in what I think is important. Marijuana along with harder drugs are undermining the country and I think it will lead to the downfall of America. But how can we control something so prevalent? I have no answers except to say, STOP USING DRUGS! Enjoy the planet without a filter. It is beautiful. And be thankful you are alive on this little blue marble. The only place that we know has life! Stop wasting your brains.
Nationally I am amazed at how slippery Hillary Clinton is regarding getting caught and prosecuted. I was saddened by the lack of concern the Delflector, FBI's Comey had with the personal email server she had in her basement. But her intent was always to control her messaging so FOIA could not be used to see her shenanigans. She even hired lawyers to go through her emails for disposal so she maintained a attorney client privilege. So Comey said no intent on her part? Seems the server and then the lawyers show all us rubes her intent. But now we see the corruption even of our trusted FBI. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. must be rolling over in his grave.
The Democrat convention was pathetic. Victim after victim testifying how bad America is. And the press called Trump's speech the week before "dark". You really get a taste of this divide between the left and the right and the lamestream media, the apologist for everything lefty. Today I read the press excoriating Trump for standing up for himself after the attacks of the Muslim fellow and his wife regarding Trump's proposal to vette people from terrorist countries or areas. The press is outraged! Yet where is the outrage from those liberal media lackeys to the mothers who testified about their murdered sons in Benghazi? Nothing in their minds. I feel very sorry for the parents of the soldier killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq. However, their candidate voted for the war and Trump did not. Where is the moral equivalence in that? There is none. No critical thinking by those boys and girls who "graduated form a Liberal Arts College.
Now we see the press carrying Hillary's water as she tries to return to the center of the political spectrum,.. They marvel at her attempt to do this piece of political dishonesty. She went so far left during the primary she met Ho Chi Minh. Now the press let's her get away with this move to moderate. Disgusting. If a Republican (Trump) did this he would be called every name in the book from today till election day. The press is not free anymore. It is the vocal chords of the Democrat Party. And where is the outrage for the DNC screwing over Bernie Sanders as exposed in their emails hacked and released by WikiLeaks? The press spent more time and still does on Ted Cruz not endorsing Trump! Pathetic.
In today's SacBee they did a article on a 78 year old Ecuadorian man who was sworn in as a citizen this last week. He had been here thirty years, illegally. His three kids got him the ceremony so he could cast his vote for, wait now....Hillary Clinton! So we get to see the plans the "amnesty" types like Clinton and Obama and the democrat party have in store don't we. Millions of new democrat voters! So this man was here illegally, probably on taxpayers dollars for a living and now healthcare. He decides to become a American to vote for Hillary! You cannot make this stuff up!
And sadly, we see a hot air balloon hit some power lines in Texas and all 16 people in the basket are dead. Joy turned to fear and I can only imagine what these poor people were feeling as they knew they were going to die. I'll pray for them as I do for all those who pass that I know of and feel for. God bless their souls. Live each day as if it is your last.