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​​​​​Facts and wisdom from the High Priest

of the Church of the Painful Truth!

Entry date 03-15-2022:

Source:  Retirement Investment Advisors Weekly Market Commentary - March 8, 2023:

What gives life meaning? Last spring, Pew Research asked people in several countries: What aspects of your life do you currently find meaningful, fulfilling or satisfying?

The No. 1 answer (out of the 17 options) in most countries was “family and children.” The exceptions were Spain (health), South Korea (material well-being), and Taiwan (society).

In the United States friends ranked second in the hierarchy of things that give life meaning, followed by material well-being.
In the United Kingdom, friends ranked second, followed by hobbies.
In Australia, New Zealand and Sweden occupation ranked second, followed by friends.
In Greece, France and Germany occupation ranked second, followed by health.
In Italy, Netherlands and Japan, material well-being ranked second, followed by health.
In Canada, occupation ranked second, followed by material well-being.
In Belgium and Spain, material well-being ranked second, followed by occupation.
In Singapore, occupation ranked second, followed by society.
In Taiwan, material well-being ranked second, followed by family and children.
In South Korea, health ranked second, followed by family and children.

It’s interesting to note that freedom appears to be widely taken for granted. It was most highly valued in Netherlands where it was mentioned by 20 percent of survey participants. Belgium and New Zealand also ranked it more highly than other nations (15 percent each). Freedom was mentioned least often in the U.K. (5 percent), Singapore (5 percent), and Japan (6 percent).

In the United States, just 9 percent of Americans – fewer than one in 10 – said freedom gives their lives meaning.  <Webmaster emphasis added.>

Entry date 2-20-2022:

Some interesting tidbits of information you probably didn't hear from the mainstream media:

On Immigration:  In the last year of the Trump administration, the Border Patrol had encounters with 450K foreign nationals ("Illegal aliens" - yep, I said it and it's still a legal term in the law whether you like it or not!).  After reversing nearly all of Trump's immigration policies in the first 20 minutes he was in office, during the first year of the Biden administration, the Border Patrol had over 2 million encounters with illegal aliens.  And the Border Patrol generally says that about 50% evade capture, so we're talking about 4 million unvetted, illegal aliens that the Biden administration has allowed into this country.  And oh yeah, we, the taxpayers are on the hook for their care and feeding to the tune of around $150 billion per year!!!   See Overview of Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs    (Regret your 2020 vote yet???)

And FYI, 16 states give illegal aliens drivers licenses - they are:  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington. 


On Economics and Family Finances:  Inflation right now is at around 10% overall.  For some items, like gasoline, it's around 60 - 100%, depending on where you live.

  • There are about 330 million people in the U.S., give or take a few million illegal aliens.
  • The average American household earns $68,000 a year and they spend about $57,000 and after inflation, that's not much if anything left over, especially if you have a medical emergency or have to pay for a big car or home repair, etc.
  • 20% of Americans have $0 in savings - they live paycheck-to-paycheck.
  • 31% have less than $500 in savings.
  • 65% of the population earns less than $100,000 a year
  • There are only 21 million millionaires in the U.S.
  • There are 2 million people with a net worth of $10 million
  • There are 90,000 people with a net worth of $50 million
  • There are 30,000 people with a net worth of $100 million
  • There are 788 billionaires in the U.S.

We are clearly a working class society with people trying to move up, but when Bidenflation chews up 10% - 50%+ of their take home pay, it makes moving up nearly impossible.  1 year ago when Trump left office, there was practically no inflation.  What we are seeing now is clearly the result of the Biden administration's war on fossil fuels and not Covid or the the supply chain or whatever the excuse du jour is that you hear coming out of Biden's mouthpiece, Jen "Little Red Lyin' Hood" Pasaki.

Blue State Blues:  Insane Democratic People's Republic of California: Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and the state legislature wants $20 million allocated to medical school students who sign a paper saying they will perform abortions.

Entry date 2-3-2022:

My thoughts and opinions on the current state of the real estate industry:

First of all, keep this in mind:  In all aspect of life these days, you have to be your own first responder.

It’s shameful!!  And I’m not talking about the prices – those are outrageous, too, but a function of the current administration’s energy and monetary policies and the resulting inflation.

What I’m talking about here is customer service and I’m referring to licensed real estate agents/Realtors [and I’m a licensed, but not fully active, real estate agent (NOT a Realtor)] and unlicensed property leasing and management personnel.  For simplification, I’m just going to refer to them collectively as “property people.”

It kind of used to be the running joke that you could never get your agent to return your call.  Now, it’s no joke and that now includes property managers.  (I’ve even got 2 unanswered questions to MY broker-manager from October and November of 2021 – good thing they weren’t urgent).  I’ve been trying to help a friend get a place (house or apartment) and neither of us have ever been so frustrated.  For one thing, apparently property people couldn’t care less about actually talking to you either over the phone or in person – they want everything to be done by text, e-mail or through a website.  Yeah, we know how well that always turns out – we’ve had almost no responses to any of those.  And no, I don’t think it has much to do with Covid, either.  In my not-so-humble opinion, it’s sheer laziness and incompetence.  The real estate/housing business isn’t easy from any aspect – it’s a 24x7x365 job, that is, if you’re serious about it and you have to juggle all this paperwork and scheduling that is dependent upon others returning your calls and taking care of business on their end – GOOD LUCK!!  For the most part with real estate issues, you’re dealing with the largest investment most people have and generally, as they teach us in real estate school, time is of the essence.  But, once you answer that question on the test, most property people completely forget about that part completely and couldn’t care less about your priorities.  Yes, I will say that there are a few good agents and companies out there, but they are VERY few and VERY far between, sad to say. 

So what do you do?  Some of you may remember when we had phone books – the Yellow Pages slogan was, “Let your fingers do the walking,” which was introduced in 1962 to promote using and advertising in the Yellow Pages and calling to save time and money.  Well, if you’re looking for an apartment or rental homes these days, don’t waste your time calling because IF you can even get a live body on the phone, good luck getting someone who can answer your questions accurately.  And if you have to leave a message, you can pretty much forget about ever getting a call back.  You’re just going to have drive to the property’s office and pray that by some stroke of good luck, someone actually showed up to work that day who can show you around and take your application.  As for real estate agents, do your homework and pray that you find a good one.  In my current quest with my friend, we’ve already been through 4 or 5, who were referred to us by “trusted” friends who said, “Oh, I have the best real estate agent EVER!”  I’m pretty sure most of you have heard that line before and how did it work out for you?  They ALL turned out to be complete flops, that is, the ones who actually took time to respond,…..a little.  And what they did respond with was completely useless and it was because they didn’t even take time to question my friend extensively about her specific wants, needs, finances, etc.  And get her under exclusive buyer’s agency contract???  What is that???  These people were not serious and need to get out of the business altogether.

One other thing you could do:  When dealing with these property people, right up front, the first question you should ask them is: “Will you commit to responding to my calls, texts, e-mails, etc., in a timely fashion?”  Put them on the spot, make them say “yes” and if they welch on you, you can throw it back in their faces and file a complaint with their broker-manager, owner or property manager, that is if they even care either.  Also be sure you have a quick-out on any exclusive listing or buying agency contracts you sign if you are unhappy with the agent.  Any decent brokerage should have such a clause in their contracts.

So if you are one of these deadbeat property people to which I am referring, please do humanity a favor and either step up your game (a lot) or get out of the business altogether and do something else for a living, if you even can.  If I can’t even trust you with my biggest investment, why would I even trust you to flip my burger??  Think about it!

Remember folks, as I said at the beginning, you have to be your own first responder in all aspects of life these days.  I hate to sound so cynical, but the level of indifference, incompetence and unprofessionalism throughout so many industries today is just staggering – we’ve all experienced it, whether it’s at the fast food restaurant, or the bank or the grocery store, or the car dealer, or even church.  Understand clearly that no one is looking out for you, so you have to do it yourself!   So don’t be a shrinking violet; follow the advice I have taken so much time to provide for you in all these reports, free of charge, I might add, and do something and speak up for yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you!!!!!

Entry date 11-20-2021:

Well, well, we're almost 24 hours after the Kyle Rittenhouse self-defense case verdict where he was fully acquitted of all charges.  Meanwhile, liberal media pointy heads are exploding everywhere almost at levels equaling the exploding heads following the result of the 2016 election of President Trump.  I served as a juror on a 1st degree murder case where we acquitted the defendant on the basis of self defense, so I have a unique perspective on this case.  More on this to come....  But before that, I want to tell you that there was a TON of misinformation disseminated by the mainstream media on this case (examples below), but you would NEVER know that, and I'm going to be charitable here, if you are foolish enough to get your news and information from those sources, in fact, it is almost hazardous to your health to do so.  Be sure to read my narrative on the News You Missed homepage about this.  This case was just another in a long list of high-profile cases where the media got it completely wrong.  It's really borderline Twilight Zone material!  And I hear politicians, people and have friends who discuss this case and they clearly did not watch the trial and or have no concepts of the use of force, self defense, due process, the law in general, the rule of law, etc., and again, are simply parroting the absolute CRAP they are getting from the liberal media.  Newsflash, geniuses:  You sound very stupid!!!  So read up below and wise up!  Even when confronted with the facts, they still refuse to accept the jury's verdict and believe Rittenhouse should be in jail. (See summary below.)  It struck me that I've seen this pattern of behavior before on numerous occasions, but most prominently with President Trump and it's know as "TDS" or "Trump Derangement Syndrome" and yes, it is a mental illness for which you should seek professional treatment.  Interestingly, I never remember these same people maligning other presidents like Clinton, Kennedy, FDR, etc., for their poor personal behaviors.  Hypocrisy much, people?  Whether you liked any of them personally, some of their policies were very good for the nation, just as Trump's clearly were.  Never has our country gone from such prosperity to such calamity than from the transition from Trump to Biden, yet people are so blinded by the spurious, acidic and hateful narrative coming from the mainstream media that they refuse to even listen to the facts, let alone examine them in detail.  Go ahead, keep living your life that way - as the saying goes, "There's one born every minute!"  

See more stories on the Crime & Law Enforcement and Politics & Media pages.

So here's a quick summary on Kyle Rittenhouse, if you're brave enough to read it:  Recall that he was (already) in Kenosha, WI, when riots broke out following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.  A lot of people say that he never should have been there in the first place and that it was a stupid decision.  Okay, let's follow that "logic."  Therefore, all those other people out there involved in the riots shouldn't have been out there either, right?  Stupid decisions all around?  Maybe.  But making stupid decisions isn't against the law unless you break the law at which point you DO face the consequences.  Based on the Rittenhouse trial outcome, he did NOT break the law, in fact, his clear use of self-defense while trying to evade vicious felons (see below) who were assaulting him should've precluded him from ever being charged, nevertheless, he DID face the consequences for his actions and our system of jurisprudence worked, as it usually does.  Now, who made the stupid decision here?  Governor Evers (D) when he declined President Trump's offer to send in additional National Guard and Homeland Security support.  Stupid decision?  Definitely.  Will he pay a price for his stupid decision?  Maybe at the ballot box someday.  However, to be fair, he did deploy twice as many National Guard leading up to the verdict in the Rittenhouse trial, so maybe he learned his lesson and Kenosha remained mostly calm following the verdict.

11-25-2021 - Rittenhouse, smeared by media as “murderer”, worked as a janitor and a fry

                     cook to help support his mom and sisters

11-24-2021 - Rittenhouse Case Illustrates Liberal Hypocrisy

11-23-2021 - Psaki justifies Biden calling Rittenhouse a 'white supremacist' because 'he

                     posed with Proud Boys' - then blames TRUMP for 'encouraging militia groups

                     and people taking law into their own hands'  <Hmmm, recall that Biden eulogized

                former Ku Klux Klan Exalted Cyclops, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV), who later renounced

                that membership, but does that make Biden a white supremacist or racist?  I don't

                think so - one only need look at his VP choice.  And Obama took pictures with noted

                antisemites Louis Farrakhan and Reverend Jeremiah Wright and treated Israel rather

                poorly during his administration, but does that make him an antisemite?  Not

                necessarily.  Now watch these 38 examples where Trump condemned racism and white

                supremacy.  I guess the mainstream media missed those.  Anyone surprised???>

11-23-2021 - WATCH: Why The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial Should Frighten Gun Owners!!!  All

                     the Lies Told About Guns During the Trial - The Armed Scholar

11-21-2021 - WATCH:  Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz Explodes Over Media 

                        Misreporting During Kyle Rittenhouse Trial:  Are media the real vigilantes?

11-21-2021 - Can Biden be sued for calling Kyle Rittenhouse a “white supremacist?”

                     History tells us “absolutely.”

11-20-2021 - Bill O'Reilly's Weekly Column:  Joe & Kyle

​11-20-2021 - ‘Jump Kick Man’ who kicked Rittenhouse during Kenosha violence suddenly

                        identified – and he’s convicted felon

11-20-2021 - Florida Black man who claimed self-defense and was acquitted of all murder

                     charges draws comparisons to Kyle Rittenhouse

11-20-2021 - Kyle Rittenhouse trial shows how far off the rails media, leftists have gone

11-19-2021 - 6 details the Kyle Rittenhouse jury didn't consider when it deliberated the

                     teenager's fate

11-17-2021 - 10 Heinous Lies About Kyle Rittenhouse, Debunked

11-17-2020 - Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz says it’s CNN and the New Yorker

                        acting as vigilantes, not Rittenhouse



Criminal Records Rittenhouse VIctims:  What Were They?

Joseph D. Rosenbaum

Anthony Huber

Gaige P. Grosskreutz Full Record

Maurice Freeland "(aka "Jump Kick Man") 

The 'Solid Citizens' Who Threatened to Kill Kyle Rittenhouse

Entry date:  11-3-2021:

Goooooooood Morning, Virginia!!!!! And the United States.  And congratulations!!  So what's going on here?  What happened with last night's election?  Let's go back in history, far back in history.  The Pilgrims came to this continent to escape the tyranny of the British Crown and claim their freedom.  But wait, it goes back farther than that.  When Adam ate from the Tree of Knowledge (Genesis 3:6), at that point Man became aware of the difference between good and evil - he had free will.  Flash forward back to the Pilgrims and the Founding Fathers - they founded this nation and established set in place systems (see Founding Documents) so that its citizens would be free to make choices about their ways of life, for the most part.  Man has free will and this country was founded on that principle, among others.  Since the founding of this nation, we have been used to making our own decisions about our lives; unlike so many other countries, we have never known any other way. 

So how does all that tie in to last night's election?  It's pretty simple - it was starting to happen before, but Covid was pretty much the tipping point.  In the past 10 months, government has started to really tell people what to do, where to go, when to go, how much we could do, etc.  When someone tells us what to do, it aggravates our innate sense of freedom.  Virginia, for the longest time, has been a free state, occupying a unique, special and primary place in American history for a variety of reasons.  From 2014 until January 14, 2022, Virginia has been under Democrat control and, by default, under national Democrat control for the past 10 months.  Forget the mask and vaccine mandates, threats of job firings, etc., coming from the state and federal government, Terry McCauliffe really stepped in when he essentially said parents shouldn't be involved in their children's education and the state should control everything, the good and free people of Virginia had had enough, but then McCauliffe doubled-down on his stance and made more inflammatory comments towards the citizens. Apparently he didn't read the Virginia Code (see citations below) and even sent 4 of his 5 children to private school, where he could have a say in their education. Hmmmm,...  Remember, we're a free country - people don't like being told what to do and they especially don't like their children used as political pawns when it is their (the taxpayers') money funding those schools and per Virginia Code, parents clearly have a right to voice their opinions about it.  They'd sampled what McCauliffe (1st term), Northam and Biden had been cooking and they finally realized that it tasted like a green persimmon and they opted for a different dish by voting to restore some semblance of sanity in the Commonwealth by electing a Republican Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General along with 50 other House seats. 

Aside from probably going back to being a talking (meat)head on CNNLOL or MSDNC, which no one watches anyway, hopefully, this is the last the good people of this nation will see of the final Clinton-era holdover and their uber-toady, Terry aka "The Punk" McCauliffe and Dr. Ralph Northam, the king of abortion on demand, even until right after normal birth.  But don't be lulled into complacency with this win - even now the Democrat spin and blame machine is going into overdrive, accusing the electorate majority of being the unenlightened, white, racist, Christian boogeyman and every other kind of miscreant imaginable.  Oh, but their playbook is so worn out and tired and they have become so predictable that it's sad, it's just sad.  But be warned, as I write this, there is no doubt that like they did to President Trump, they are trying to dig up any kind of dirt possible to tarnish your reputation so you will be distracted and won't have time to focus on and reverse all the damaging socialist policies they put in place. Good luck to you, Virginia - freedom is only free if you can keep it at the ballot box.  Don't let us down - we're counting on you! 

Title 1. General Provisions » Chapter 2.1. Common Law and Rules of Construction » Article 2. Rules of Construction and Definitions » § 1-240.1. Rights of parents:  A parent has a fundamental right to make decisions concerning the upbringing, education, and care of the parent's child.

Title 22.1. Education » Chapter 14. Pupils » Article 3. Discipline » § 22.1-279.3. Parental responsibility and involvement requirements:  B. A school board shall provide opportunities for parental and community involvement in every school in the school division.  C. .....These materials shall include a notice to the parents that by signing the statement of receipt, parents shall not be deemed to waive, but to expressly reserve, their rights protected by the constitutions or laws of the United States or the Commonwealth and that a parent shall have the right to express disagreement with a school's or school division's policies or decisions.

Terry McAuliffe Sent 4 of his 5 children to private schools:

Entry date:  09-12-2021:

Well, all the news readers have been talking about the U.S. getting out of "the longest war in U.S. history (Afghanistan)," and, as usual, they're ignorant of history and wrong yet again.  America's longest war has been against the Indians.  Exact time frames are debated, but here are a few articles to help you make up your own minds:

Entry date:  09-10-2021: 

Okay, I'm so sick of hearing all the whining liberals complain about some of the new voting laws in some states and how they are SO restrictive and meant to suppress Americans' precious and sacred right to vote.  GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

First of all, we had record voter turnout across all demographics in the 2020 election.  Yeah, there's lots of voter suppression going on and clearly lots of people who weren't able to vote.  Sheesh!


If requiring an ID to vote is discriminatory and unconstitutional, then why is it legal to require an ID for all of these other things in life?

  1. DMV – You are required to have some form of identification to obtain a driver’s license in most states.
  2. Airports – Try boarding a commercial flight these days without a photo ID.
  3. Hospitals – Most hospitals require some form of ID for any out-patient or in-patient procedure.  The last time I ended up at the emergency room, they were still asking me for my ID.
  4. Pharmacy – We have to show our driver’s license just to purchase over-the-counter sinus medication like Co-Advil, let alone a prescription.
  5. Blood Donation – Everyone I know that has donated blood has had to present their ID before being accepted.
  6. Banks – Many banks require some form of ID to carry out any transaction except perhaps making a deposit.
  7. Writing a Check – Most stores want a driver’s license or some other photo ID in order to cash a check or even pay for a purchase with a check.
  8. Using Credit Cards – I have been in some stores that have asked to see a driver’s license or some other form of ID before they would accept my credit card.
  9. Gun Shop – Right!  Try buying a gun or ammunition without a driver’s license or any other form of ID.
  10. Social Security Office – They require ID to verify who you are before they will even entertain paying you any benefits.  To obtain SSI Disability requires ID plus a ton of documentation, yet many poor and minority people manage to obtain SSI Disability coverage.
  11. Pawn Shop – Laws have tightened up so much on pawn shops to prevent them from purchasing stole property that pawn shops require a form of ID, preferably a photo.
  12. Jail – Most cities, counties, and states require some form of ID before they book someone into jail.
  13. Courts – Most courts require an ID in order for you conduct any form of business with them.  (So if you want to file a lawsuit for some kind of voting violation, you have to show an ID, imagine that?)
  14. Unemployment – Most unemployment offices require an ID before paying benefits.
  15. Public Schools – Many schools require any non-student to present an ID at the office before being allowed to visit the school for any reason.  I use to be a meter reader for an electric company and always had to go to the office first and show my ID before being allowed to OUR electric boxes.
  16. Adoption Agency – It is almost impossible to adopt a child without an ID and a stack of other information.
  17. Parole & Probation – Most people placed on parole or probation are required to have an ID when they check in with their court appointed handlers.
  18. Auto Insurance – You are required to have an ID in order to obtain auto insurance.
  19. Traffic Stop – In most states you are required to present your driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration if you are pulled for by a police officer.
  20. Passport – You have to produce an original birth certificate and photo in order to obtain a U.S. passport.  (Makes you wonder how Barack Obama obtained a valid passport.)
  21. Post Office – I’ve had to show a photo ID to pick up packages at the Post Office.

BTW: Liberals say that requiring an ID for voting is unconstitutional, discriminating and racist!  The ironic part of this is that most unions are Democratic supporters and they require an ID for all union voting, but they are against requiring an ID to vote in local, state and federal elections.  If requiring an ID to vote is discriminatory and unconstitutional, then why is it legal to require an ID for all of these other things in life?  Are they racist, too????  Well?????

Here are a few more things that require a photo ID (some duplication from list above):

  1. Adopt an animal
  2. Apply for any kind of government benefits - welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment, worker's comp
  3. Apply for any kind of state or federal license or certification (hunting, fishing, occupational, professional, etc.)
  4. ​Apply for a marriage license
  5. Buy an "M" rated video game
  6. Get into an "R" rated movie
  7. File for a building permit
  8. File for a permit to have a garage or estate sale or auction
  9. File for a permit to hold a rally or protest
  10. File to petition the government
  11. Donate blood
  12. Purchase any type of investment (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities)
  13. Purchase or sell real estate (apply for a mortgage)
  14. Look at an apartment
  15. Rent an apartment
  16. Cash a check/make a purchase with a check
  17. ​Open a bank account
  18. Purchase alcohol
  19. Purchase tobacco and vape products
  20. Fill a prescription
  21. ​Purchase certain over-the-counter medications
  22. ​Purchase a firearm
  23. Rent, drive, register a car
  24. Get on an airplane
  25. ​Enroll in school
  26. Rent a hotel room
  27. Apply for a job
  28. Buy a cell phone
  29. Rent a PO Box or a box at the UPS Store and other such locations
  30. Pick up a package or online puchase at any brick-and-mortar location
  31. ​Visit a casino
  32. Voting in Canada
  33. Voting in Mexico
  34. Voting in 46 out of 47 countries in Europe
  35. Voting in Israel
  36. Voting in Iceland 

And second of all, and here's the kicker - despite what the media pinheads say, you DO NOT have a right to vote in federal elections.  That's right Einsteins Rachel Maddow, PhD and Fredo Cuomo (an attorney, no less), among many others.  Read it and weep!

Do you have a specifically enumerated (in the Constitution) right to vote in federal elections?  No.  Even though the Constitution has several amendments that prohibit voter discrimination, and despite what you hear from the media and politicians, those amendments lack the base to guarantee voting as a “right” as we have come to understand the “rights” granted to us in the Bill of Rights.  Further, in 2000, Supreme Court case #: 00-949, Bush v Gore, para. II.B. stated, “The individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States unless and until the state legislature chooses a statewide election as the means to implement its power to appoint members of the Electoral College. U.S. Constitution., Article. II, §1.”  This re-affirmed the Supreme Court’s earlier decision from the 1892 case, McPherson v.Blacker, 146 U.S. 1, 35, para. 43. which is the source for that quote.

Entry date:  09-01-2021:

I heard this on Red-Pilled America 8/27/2021 podcast @ 31:26

"Have you been asking yourself the question, "Why?" lately? Why is this country seemingly plunging into chaos?  Here's why:  The left (liberals) control every cultural institution in America - academia, film, literature, music, art; basically all forms of story-telling. They've been pumping Marxist ideology into the American bloodstream for decades." 

Pretty profound, I would say - more on this to follow.........

Here's a more detailed explanation from another source as to why this is happening:

It's hard to believe that it was 18 years ago that authors Tim LaHaye and David Noebel saw all this coming and wrote the book Mind Siege: The Battle for Truth in the New Millenium.   You may recognize Tim LaHaye's name as he was the author of the famous "Left Behind" fictional series of books that dealt with the Rapture, Anti-Christ, etc.  The following are a video companion series to the book, Mind Siege, that really summarizes what is happening now and why:

Mind Siege - pt 1 of 6, The Struggle of the Ages
Mind Siege - pt 2 of 6, The Rise and Fall of America
Mind Siege - pt 3 of 6, The Threat of Secular Humanism
Mind Siege - pt 4 of 6, The 5 Pillars of Secular Humanism
Mind Siege - pt 5 of 6, Waking the Sleeping Giant
Mind Siege - pt 6 of 6,  What You Can Do

Now consider this - we were warned!

1963 Communist Goals

The following was entered into the Congressional record by Albert Herlong, Jr. (a Floridian who served in Congress from 1949-69) in 1963. The list was published in the 1958 book The Naked Communist, by Cleon Skousen.  (Current status updates follow each goal.)

  1. US acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. DONE
  2. US willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.  DONE
  3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the US would be a demonstration of "moral strength".  DONE
  4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.  DONE
  5. Extension of long term loans to Russia and Soviet Satellites.  DONE
  6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.  DONE
  7. Grant recognition of Red China, and admission of Red China to the UN.  DONE
  8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the UN.  FAILED
  9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the US has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.  DONE
  10. Allow all Soviet Satellites individual representation in the UN.  DONE
  11. Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the UN as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)  DONE
  12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.  IN PROGRESS
  13. Do away with loyalty oaths.  IN PROGRESS
  14. Continue giving Russia access to the US Patent Office.  DONE
  15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the US.  DONE
  16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.  DONE
  17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism, and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in text books.  DONE
  18. Gain control of all student newspapers.  DONE/IN PROGRESS
  19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.  DONE/IN PROGRESS
  20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.  DONE
  21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV & motion pictures.  DONE
  22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings", substitute shapeless, awkward, and meaningless forms.  IN PROGRESS
  23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art".  IN PROGRESS
  24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.  IN PROGRESS
  25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography, and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.  IN PROGRESS
  26. Present Homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as "normal, natural, and healthy".  IN PROGRESS
  27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."  IN PROGRESS
  28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."  DONE
  29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.  DONE
  30. Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man".  DONE
  31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of "the big picture:" Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.  IN PROGRESS
  32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture — education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.  DONE
  33. Eliminate all laws or procedures, which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.  IN PROGRESS
  34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.  DONE
  35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.  IN PROGRESS
  36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.  DONE
  37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.  DONE/IN PROGRESS
  38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat.  DONE
  39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals. DONE/IN PROGRESS
  40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.  DONE
  41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. DONE/IN PROGRESS
  42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special interest groups should rise up and make a "united force" to solve economic, political, or social problems.  DONE
  43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.  IN PROGRESS
  44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.  DONE
  45. Repeal the Connally Reservation so the US can not prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.  IN PROGRESS

Entry date:  09-01-2021:

Heard this the other day:  "Those who disrespect or burn our flag have never been handed a folded one."

Well, that sounds good and I'd like to believe it, but I would say that even if they have been handed a folded one, they probably still wouldn't have any respect for it because they were already of the mindset that the United States is a bad country from its founding and anyone serving in the military (or law enforcement) is only perpetuating the problem.  Of course, such a view is borne out of serious historical ignorance and I would go so far as to say probably mental illness, too. 

Entry date:  08-31-2021:

Things that make you go, Hmmm:

So President Biden came into office and one of the first things he did was reverse several of President Trump's immigration policies, essentially throwing the border wide open to whomever wants to come here.  Since that time, over a million (estimated, probably more) people have illegally crossed the borders and are now in this country and living on the public dole.  Now wait just a minute!!!  In April, 2021, President Biden, while addressing Congress, said that white supremacy was the most lethal terrorist threat to the U.S. today.

And he continually hammers home the U.S. society's apparent widespread problem with systemic racism.  So that leads my to wonder why, if the U.S. is such a horrible country, are he and the Democrats essentially standing at the border and waving all these people in like a third base baseball coach waving a runner towards home plate?  Why in the world would the party who presumably cares the most about "the little people" and minorities want these poor people, who have undoubtedly suffered in their home countries, to come to our horribly racist country and perhaps endure even worse??  I just don't understand......

​​Entry date:  08-19-2021 (updated 11-20-2021):

Occasionally you run across some real great nuggets of wisdom on the Internet and I did today:


Much More Here


"It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900.

On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until your 20th birthday. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.

On your 29th birthday, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, the World GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy.

When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren’t even over the hill yet. And don’t try to catch your breath. On your 41st birthday, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war.

Smallpox was epidemic until you were in your 40’s, as it killed 300 million people during your lifetime.

At 50, the Korean War starts. 5 million perish. From your birth, until you were 55, you dealt with the fear of polio epidemics each summer. You experience friends and family contracting polio and being paralyzed and/or dying.

At 55 the Vietnam War begins and doesn’t end for 20 years. 4 million people perish in that conflict. During the Cold War, you lived each day with the fear of nuclear annihilation. On your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, almost ended. When you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends.

Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How did they endure all of that? When you were a kid in 1985 and didn’t think your 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. And how mean that kid in your class was. Yet they survived through everything listed above. Perspective is an amazing art. Refined and enlightening as time goes on. Let’s try and keep things in perspective. Your parents and/or grandparents were called to endure all of the above – you are called to stay home and sit on your couch."  ~Author Unknown

To that last sentence I would add,"...and collect free money from the government because work is hard and you don’t want to do manual labor like washing dishes or flipping burgers.  Waah, waah!”


And a couple of my other favorites that follow this line of thinking:


“I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. {Emphasis added by webmaster} Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.

Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.”

Never saw American prosperity. Let that sink in. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Now, I’m not attributing Miss Ocasio-Cortez’s words to outright dishonesty. I do think she whole-heartedly believes the words she said to be true. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress.

Let me lay down some universal truths really quick. The United States of America has lifted more people out of abject poverty, spread more freedom and democracy, and has created more innovation in technology and medicine than any other nation in human history. Not only that but our citizenry continually breaks world records with charitable donations, the rags to riches story is not only possible in America but not uncommon, we have the strongest purchasing power on earth, and we encompass 25% of the world’s GDP. The list goes on. However, these universal truths don’t matter. We are told that income inequality is an existential crisis (even though this is not an indicator of prosperity, some of the poorest countries in the world have low-income inequality), we are told that we are oppressed by capitalism (even though it’s brought about more freedom and wealth to the most people than any other system in world history), we are told that the only way we will acquire the benefits of true prosperity is through socialism and centralization of federal power (even though history has proven time and again this only brings tyranny and suffering).

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why? The answer is this, my generation has ONLY seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don’t know what it’s like not to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.

With the current political climate giving rise to the misguided idea of a socialist utopia, will we see the light? Or will we have to lose it all to realize that what we have now is true prosperity? Destroying the free market will undo what millions of people have died to achieve.

My generation is becoming the largest voting bloc in the country. We have an opportunity to continue to propel us forward with the gifts capitalism and democracy has given us. The other option is that we can fall into the trap of entitlement and relapse into restrictive socialist destitution. The choice doesn’t seem too hard, does it?” ― 
Alyssa Ahlgren 4-16-2019


“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means.  I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.  In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” ― Benjamin Franklin, 1766.


The Pilgrims’ Failed Experiment With Socialism Should Teach America A Lesson


Remember what FDR [President Franklin D Roosevelt (D)], the father of the New Deal (big government social programs), no less, said during his State of the Union address in 1935 regarding the dire economic times our country was suffering: 

“….The lessons of history, confirmed by the evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole our relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. It is inimical to the dictates of a sound policy. It is in violation of the traditions of America. Work must be found for able-bodied but destitute workers….”


                               “Socialism vs Capitalism
Socialism is based on the idea that people cannot succeed.

Capitalism is based on the idea that anyone can succeed.

Socialism is based on the assumption that one who does not work for whatever reason is owed the support of those who struggle all their lives to make ends meet. It tells people that they don't have to do anything, and in that way it is not only ignorant but also "a philosophy of failure."

Socialists put themselves on a pedestal saying how wonderful they are to support the "little man" while taxing the hard-working of society into poverty.

Capitalists believe that every person who works hard for a living has a right to live the best life possible.

Socialists believe that if you are successful, you should be punished and have the fruits of your labor taken from you and given to those who won't work.

Basically, while capitalists are content with people being unequally happy, socialists want everyone to be equally miserable.

Would it be fair to a great athlete to break his legs because he can play basketball or football etc. better than you? Of course not, so why on earth would anyone support taking money from those who EARN it (most of the rich in the US earned their money, they did NOT inherit it) and giving it to those who don't?

It is worse to take the money away from successful people, since they had to struggle to be successful.  To use an analogy, capitalists want every plant go grow to its maximum height, however tall that is, while socialists want to cut all the taller plants down to be the same height as the shortest among them.

Also remember, there are homeless in socialist countries as well, and the majority of homeless are mentally ill or drug abusers, who wouldn't be successful no matter how much money was given to them.” ― Author Unknown


“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.  What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.  The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from someone else.  When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend is about the end of any nation.  You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” ― Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931


                                Couch Lou Holtz Nails It !!

The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society and others don’t. That’s the divide in America .

It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.

That’s not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it.

The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He noted that some people make more than other people, that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just. That is the rationale of thievery.

The other guy has it, you want it, Obama will take it for you. Vote Democrat. That is the philosophy that produced Detroit.

It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America. It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.

The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope. The president’s premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful–seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. Because, by and large, income variations in society are a result of different choices leading to different consequences.

Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure.

Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income. You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college – and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education.

You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course. Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.

My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives also have had an in equality of effort. While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than mine. Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth? No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.

It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure. The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and short sighted decisions.

Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort.

The simple Law of the Harvest – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get.”

Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity. He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.

It is a false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.

What Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit. That’s what socialists offer. Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow. Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.

“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
― Lou Holtz

Leo “Lou” Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football coach (Notre Dame), and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker.


"...Here is a Final Thought of the Day. So, my pal Alexander Green at Oxford wrote a column about how Americans don't read the Bible, don't care about the Bible, and this is causing a lack of discipline in our society. So, Greens stats how half of Americans cannot name the four gospels. Half. Most Americans cannot name the first book of the Bible, that would be Genesis. 40 percent do not know what Easter commemorates. It's not about the bunny. And the internet is the new Bible.

So, when I was growing up, America was a religious country, and some areas were more religious than others. But in New York, where I grew up, in the northeast, Boston, Philly, there was a big ethnic drive toward religion. What that did was it put forth a series of rules like the Ten Commandments, which are posted in the Supreme Court. There were rules for a civil society. Now, not everybody obeyed the rules, obviously, we're all sinners, and the jails are full of people who won't obey rules. Right? But there was an accepted measure of behavior in America back then because people were educated about the Bible, about different religions.

So, I knew what my religion was all about. I also knew what Judaism was all about. Half the kids in my neighborhood went to Hebrew school. And I knew what Protestantism was. I knew what Episcopalians and Methodists and Presbyterians and Baptists. You know, I had a frame of reference. Now? Forget it. Forget it. It's a totally secular society and you can see the behavior deteriorate, personal behavior. Just go on the new Bible, the internet, just look at the garbage that is on it. It overwhelms the good stuff. This is a source of weakness for America. A moral society must have rules. I mean, late term abortion is a savagery. Now, most Americans don't support it, but 30 percent do, and so does Biden and Pelosi and Andrew Cuomo and powerful people. That's just one example. Legalize drugs, that's insane. The damage that's going to do because you want to smoke pot or whatever, it's a gateway drug. Ask any drug counselor. This is going to weaken our society. We have enough problems with alcohol, we're going to compound it now? You're going to send a message it's okay to be stoned?" 

― Bill O'Reilly commenting on his show, The No Spin News, on 8-16-2021

Entry date:  05-11-2021:

Ever since the 1994-1995 MLB strike, I normally I don't care about anything sports related and that goes double now that things have gotten even worse with "woke" sports, but I found this interesting: 

So I see in the news that Tim Tebow is trying to get back into pro sports and may get a 1-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  The key word there being "may."  He is not guaranteed a starting spot, nor a spot on the regular season roster - he will have to earn it during pre-season practices and games. But that's only part of the issue.  The liberal left is, predictably outraged that Tebow gets a shot whereas their darling, Colin Kaepernick, remains unnoticed and unsigned.  They cries of white privilege from the liberal media pinheads abound, again, quite predictably. 

Well, how soon they forget that in Nov. 2019, Kaepernick had a shot to showcase his skills during a NFL-organized private workout session, just for him, (Who gets that kind of unprecedented, favorable treatment??) where reps from at least 25 teams would be present, but for ridiculously selfish and self-serving reasons, he balked at the last minute, was a no-show, completely pulled the rug out from under the organizers and moved the venue and to this day, he remains unsigned.  Shocking!!!   

Another interesting observation:  Remember how outraged the media was that Tebow took a knee in prayer from time-to-time - oh, it was horrible that he express his Christian faith at a sporting event - didn't we eliminate that years ago??  Yeah, but that was in publik skools, not private sporting events.  And no, he didn't kneel in during the National Anthem in protest of abortion.  USA Today story here.  But, when Kaepernick wears socks depicting police as pigs (a violation of NFL dress code rules), and repeatedly kneels during the National Anthem, why, he's lionized as a national hero by the media and the NFL does nothing to him.  Hypocrisy much media??  

After an arguably unimpressive pro sports career, I don't know how Tim Tebow managed to get a shot at getting back into the NFL, but I suspect he did it the usual way - he probably asked nicely to do so and, of course, he probably knew the right people in the right positions to ask.  

So here's the lesson, kiddos:  Irrespective of your personal beliefs, issues and causes, if you want a job with a private company where someone pays you (in this case a ton of money) to do something, you don't badmouth the company to the national media before you walk in for your interview and you don't poke your finger in the eye of the hiring manager while demanding a job with a 7-figure salary.  If you do, do not expect to ever get a job with that company, no matter how many public tantrums you throw or how many times you sue them to force them to give you a job.  Like it or don't like it, in America, it does not work that way no matter how much you think it should.  No one is owed a job from anyone nor is anyone a privileged individual - you have to earn your place and earn respect by your actions.  It's not rocket science.  Get a book on the Constitution and free markets and study up!  And oh yeah, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie will help, too.

Update:  08-19-2021:  Tim Tebow Cut by Jacksonville Jaguars, Ending NFL Comeback Attempt      Well, he had his fair chance, but apparently couldn't cut the mustard.

Update:  01-07-2022:  Hey!  What happened to all the kneeling??  Now that you mention it, yeah, I haven't seen or heard about it either!  Ya' know why?  Well, it's not secret that the NFL lost a HUGE amount of money over all this, so it's a quiet little secret deal the NFL made with the players - yep, now they play the Black National Anthem (I didn't know there was a country named 'Black.') along with the U.S. National Anthem before games and the players can stay in the locker rooms if they want and they can put little stickers on their helmets showing support for whatever cause it is that they support at the time.   Yeah, just see what happens to the first person who DARES put a Trump sticker on his helmet.

​​​Entry date:  05-04-2021:

Okay, it's time to dispel a couple of myths constantly propagated by my favorite people, politicians and prompter readers (media people).

1.  You have a right to vote in this country.:

I hate to break it to you publik skool grajeeates, but there is no "right to vote" in federal elections in the Constitution.  Even though the Constitution has several amendments that prohibit voter discrimination, those amendments lack the base to guarantee voting as a “right” as we have come to understand the “rights” granted to us in the Bill of Rights.  Further, in 2000, Supreme Court case #: 00-949, Bush v Gore, para. II.B., stated, “The individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States unless and until the state legislature chooses a statewide election as the means to implement its power to appoint members of the Electoral College. U.S. Constitution., Article. II, §1.”  This re-affirmed the Supreme Court’s decision from the 1892 case, McPherson v.Blacker, 146 U.S. 1, 35, para. 43. which is the source for that quote.

2.  When you call the police, they have to come to your aid/the police are obligated

    to protect you.

No on both counts.  But wait, I'm a taxpayer, I pay their salaries, they are civil servants, so they have a duty and obligation to protect me!  No, again.

The police are not required (by law) to come to your aid or protect you even if they are witnessing an assault.  Reference:  U.S. Supreme Court case number 04-278, Castle Rock v. Gonzales (6/27/2005) and related articles:

And this is why I keep saying, "You must be your own first responder."  A lot of people complain to me, "I called the police and they showed up 45 minutes later or, more commonly, they never showed up at all.  When I called back, they told me that they were too busy.  You see folks, the police prioritize calls  - just like triage in a hospital.  The most dangerous calls go to the top of the response list and the least to the bottom - it only makes sense.  And remember, 1 officer is usually responsible for several square miles during any given shift and processing a crime scene, taking reports, etc., etc., takes time and that is why they may never get to you.  Don't like it??  Call and or write to your mayor, city council representative, county commissioner and state representatives and tell them to STOP DEFUNDING THE POLICE and that you want MORE POLICE!!!

Entry date:  04-22-2021:

With all the recent shootings around the country, and charges of police brutality, etc., it seems as if the world has gone completely crazy.  I wanted to take a couple of minutes to address some things that no one seems to want to talk about, at least not in the media:

First of all, many, not all, but many, of these people who we see on the nightly news who have, let's call them, unfortunate outcomes from contacts with law enforcement officials got into those situations because of conscious, personal decisions they made about their conduct that brought them to the attention of law enforcement to begin with.  To make matters worse, parents and schools pretty much no longer teach young people how to interact with law enforcement if and when they come into contact with them, which can make situations even worse.  The great comedian, Chris Rock, summarized it better than I ever could:  VIDEO:  (Profanity Warning) Chris Rock's 'How Not to Get Your Ass Kicked by the Police' PSA  

Second, I see a lot of talking (meat)heads in the media second-guessing these officers and their choice of weapon for a particular incident.  Look, there's this thing in police training called the use of force continuum.  Basically it describes how much force can be used in a given situation - look it up if you want to know more.  FBI statistics show that in stressful situations, even the most highly trained military and law enforcement people miss 70% of their shots and it takes 2-3 strikes to bring down an attacker.  (And that's another argument against magazine capacity limitations.)  But let's skip forward to cases where there is a knife or sharp object involved.  In most of those cases, the next level up of force is deadly force with a firearm.  Why?  Because if you use pepper spray, it sometimes doesn't work in certain cases or has a delayed effect and the assailant is on you, you don't have time to draw any other weapon, and you're done for.  Or, with Tasers (not to be confused with stun guns - did you know there is a difference?), you have a single shot and a very short maximum-effective target-striking range. Both electrical probes (the look like tiny harpoons) must contact the assailant and bothmust penetrate the skin in order to complete the electrical circuit in order for it to work properly.  It is very difficult to strike a moving target and make a full and complete circuit and if you miss, or if the assailant is wearing thick clothing and the probes can't get through to the skin, that was your one and only chance, you won't have time to draw any other weapon, the assailant is on you, and you are done for.  Okay, I heard the media geniuses say the officers should've fired a warning shot or fired at the legs.  Okay, let's unpack those:  Firing warning shots is illegal in most jurisdictions.  Why?  Because gravity will bring that bullet down somewhere and may very well injure or kill an innocent bystander or may ricochet and do the same.  Remember the FBI statistics above - as for shooting at the legs, it's hard enough to hit the center of mass of a moving target, let alone the legs.  And then again, where are those stray bullets going?   Most of these media people and politicians have never even held a firearm or Taser, let alone fired one on multiple occasions or had any type of certification training.  It just makes me crazy that anyone would take any of those prompter-readers seriously....on any subject matter.

Also read about the 21-foot rule.

Entry date:  03-22-2021:

So today we had some gentle rain showers and what happened?  You guessed it, power outages and traffic lights out/flashing red.  Okay, so almost 52 years ago, FIFTY TWO YEARS, we managed to put men on the moon, but here in the 21st century we can't even build traffic lights that can re-boot on their own or make electrical wires and string them between poles so that they don't snap when a little ice forms on them or the wind gently blows.  Continuing with the Apollo 11 comparison, for example, most cell phones are hundreds of thousands to tens of millions times more powerful than the computers used to land the men on the moon.  Think about that.  But we STILL have traffic lights that go out when the wind blows.  Unbelievable.  This is government at its finest!  I have somewhat of a background in computers and materials engineering, so I know we have the capabilities to fix these problems and how about using steel poles instead of wooden ones?  What a novel concept!  Shazam, Sgt. Carter!!!  As Gomer Pyle used to say.

Entry date:  03-05-2021:

Thought some of my friends who are Rush fans would appreciate this since it is somewhat hard to find these days and in light of his passing in February 2021:

Rush Limbaugh's 35 Undeniable Truths of Life:

(Here in PDF format)

Undeniable Truths" were part of an article he wrote for the Sacramento Union back in 1988. Here they are:

1.  The greatest threat to humanity lies in the nuclear arsenal of the USSR.
2.  The greatest threat to humanity lies in the USSR.
3.  Peace does not mean the elimination of nuclear weapons.
4.  Peace does not mean the absence of war.
5.  War is not obsolete.
6.  Ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force.
7.  There is only one way to get rid of nuclear weapons - use them.
8.  Peace cannot be achieved by developing a "understanding" with the Russian People.
9.  When Americans oppose America, it is not always courageous and sacred; it is

     sometimes dangerous.
10.  Communism Kills.
11.  Neither the US, nor anyone else, imposes freedom on the peoples of other nations.
12.  Freedom is God given.
13.  In the USSR, peace means the absence of opposition.
14.  To free peoples, peace means the absence of threats and the presence of justice.
15.  The Peace Movement in the US, whether by accident or design, is pro-Communist.
16.  The collective knowledge and wisdom of seasoned citizens is the most valuable, yet
       untapped, resource our young-people have.
17.  The greatest football team in the history of civilization is the Pittsburgh Steelers of
18.  There is no such thing as war atrocities.
19.  War itself is an atrocity.
20.  There is a God.
21.  Abortion is wrong.
22.  Morality is not defined and cannot be defined by individual choice.
23.  Evolution cannot explain Creation.
24.  Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the

       mainstream of society.
25.  Love is the only human emotion that cannot be controlled.
26.  The only difference between Mikhail Gorbachev and previous Soviet leaders, is that
       Gorbachev is alive.
27.  Soviet Leaders are just left-wing dictators.
28.  Abe Lincoln saved this nation.
29.  The L.A. Raiders will never be the team that they were when they called Oakland their
30.  The US will again go to war.
31.  To more and more people, a victorious US is a sinful US.
32.  This is frightening and ominous.
33.  There will always be poor people.
34.  This is not the fault of the rich.
35.  You should thank God for making you an American; and instead of feeling guilty

       about it, help spread our ideas worldwide.

Rush has updated this list, many of the "old" UTOL having become somewhat dated (but no less true for being in the past tense!) As read by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show, Friday, February 18, 1994:

(All equally truthful:  Number 1 is not more or less important than 35.)

1.  There is a distinct singular American culture - rugged individualism and self-reliance –

      which made America great.
2.  The vast majority of the rich in this country did not inherit their wealth; they earned it.

     They are the country's achievers, producers, and job creators.
3.  No nation has ever taxed itself into prosperity.
4.  Evidence refutes liberalism.
5.  There is no such thing as a New Democrat.
6.  The Earth's eco-system is not fragile.
7.  Character matters; leadership descends from character.
8.  The most beautiful thing about a tree is what you do with it after you cut it down.
9.  Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of the twentieth century.
10.  The 1980s was not a decade of greed but a decade of prosperity; it was the longest

       period of peacetime growth in American history.
11.  Abstinence prevents sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy -every time it's tried.
12.  Condoms only work during the school year.
13.  Poverty is not the root ("rut") cause of crime.
14.  There's a simple way to solve the crime problem: obey the law; punish those who do

15.  If you commit a crime, you are guilty.
16.  Women should not be allowed on juries where the accused is a stud.
17.  The way to improve our schools is not more money, but the reintroduction of moral

       and spiritual values, as well as the four "R's": reading, 'riting, 'rithmatic, and Rush.
18.  I am not arrogant.
19.  My first 35 Undeniable Truths are still undeniably true.
20.  There is a God.
21.  There is something wrong when critics say the problem with America is too much

22.  Morality is not defined by individual choice.
23.  The only way liberals win national elections is by pretending they're not liberals.
24.  Feminism was established as to allow unattractive women easier access to the

       mainstream of society.
25.  Follow the money. When somebody says, "It's not the money," it's always the money.
26.  Liberals attempt through judicial activism what they cannot win at the ballot box.
27.  Using federal dollars as a measure, our cities have not been neglected, but poisoned

       with welfare dependency funds.
28.  Progress is not striving for economic justice or fairness, but economic growth.
29.  Liberals measure compassion by how many people are given welfare.  Conservatives
       measure compassion by how many people no longer need it.
30.  Compassion is no substitute for justice.
31.  The culture war is between the winners and those who think they're losers who want

       to become winners. The losers think the only way they can become winners is by

       banding together all the losers and then empowering a leader of the losers to make

       things right for them.
32.  The Los Angeles riots were not caused by the Rodney King verdict. The Los Angeles

       riots were caused by rioters.
33.  You could afford your house without your government - if it weren't for your

34.  Words mean things.
35.  Too many Americans can't laugh at themselves anymore.

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