California Voting Soon

This time of election season, we have come to realize that California really is a formality when eventually getting to place a vote in the primary.  California is a safe bet for the democrats, but they still have an option.  There is no doubt that Hillary Clinton will be the eventual nominee, but Bernie Sanders could garner enough votes and enough delegates to have a real platform at the convention.  Bernie Sanders supporters seem to be the dumbest smart people I have ever seen.  They are smart on a number of issues then fall victim to confirmation bias and deflect any facts that would run contrary to a socialist narrative.

Hillary is first and foremost about the betterment of the Clintons.  It was spelled out rigorously in Clinton’s Cash.  Hillary is bought and paid for and as much of a rebel Bernie Sanders reports to be, he still soft sells the corruption at play. They buy of favors on a scale unheard of before.  Hillary Clinton after Bill Clinton’s Presidency has amassed 200 million dollars in wealth.  That was for donors to curry favor with Hillary as Secretary of State and potentially as President of the United States.

Can Clinton be trusted has been a resounding no.  The surprise is that most people knows she lied about the emails and never owned it and it leaked.  Most people do not have a clue of how she put lives at risk by taking her work to n unsecure server.  The State Department is the agency responsible for creating cover stories for all of our covert agents doing the secret work of the United States.  Now state hired hackers, freelancers or terrorists could have hacked into her system outing agent and lives being lost.  This is the judgment issue that Bernie refers to, that makes her fail the first serious test of whether she can be trusted to look out for us or the Clintons. Most know she is corrupt and cannot tell the truth.  The difference is that Trump knows he is making up stories and does to add to his personal attack narrative.  Childish yes, but not traitor worthy and selling out the country.

The next issue is what about violence that always seems to happen at Trump rallies.  Surprise surprise.  Violence happens whenever Bernie Sanders supporters show up.  Now the Libs are nervous realizing that they may not be able to secure the anarchist vote.

That being said California gets to vote.  The land of the left coast inhabited by left leaners.  Folks in Bernies camp sure hate Hillary.  I makes you wonder how many Bernie Supporters ending up supporting Trump.  That number will continue to grow.   What is the choice from pragmatic leader and evil selfish leader.  Once we de-tech the spin doctors, then we should have a race,

Who is more Dangerous?

When I read about violence at the Trump rallies, the narrative from the media was somehow Trump was amping up his followers to attack alternative points of view.  The press has covered Trump at every turn amazed that he has been able to avoid traps that have buried all other politicians before him.  While the press is covers Trump with this wide-eye gaze, that does not mean that they agree or cover other angles other than Trump is crazy, but his followers are passionate.

Then you look at who the protesters are and what they are doing.  this is not covered by the press, but grass roots first hand witnesses of these events.  Since the mainstream press implies a lot of scary things as it relates to Donald Trump, other have wanted to go to these events and see for themselves.

A black man who happens to be a policeman recounts how come the crowd was and on the other extreme how out of control the protesters were. You have folks from Black lives matter running around swearing vulgarities in full hearing range of families and children.  You have Bernie Sanders supporters that are part of Communist revolt in the middle trying to create a stir so the press can once again blame Donald Trump.  The policeman was scared of the protesters and came to a completely different view of Donald Trump.  trump encouraged his followers to not engage the protesters.  On the other hand the agitators did everything in their power to create violent exchanges.  The policeman was uncomfortable with the protesters, but in contrast felt completely welcome among the Trump supporters.

Through in Bill Ayers a domestic terrorist and friend of president Obama in the Chicago protest and you can see that their is a danger in America and that danger lives in the camp of none other than Bernie Sanders.  Bernie never ever condemned their actions and that tells me a lot about what the future looks like if Bernie were to become President.

What would happen to the property damage with protesters that are anarchist.  The homes near a protest cannot call an insurance company and put in a claim for hail damage.  If a Sanders Presidency somehow struck our second amendment rights to protect ourselves then we can only escape to the roof tops for so long.  Attacks do not need to be by gunfire, but can be just as lethal has angry mobs and stones.  The damage is done if you empower this kind of angry mob and give a voice to the disturbed.  Long after you come off of the roof, you still will have repairs that need to be made to your home, your roof and your country.  Certainly you can call someone like Top End Roofing to repair your roof, but mending our family and healing our nation will take a change of heart that is at its heart a supernatural event.

Bernie Got Four States

It would be hard to imagine that a confessed Socialist just won four states on Super Tuesday.  Hillary Clinton won more states and more delegates, but how in the world does a Socialist win four states unless Hillary Clinton is so tainted that democrats would not even show up to vote.  Everyone is acting like Hillary is in her way and she is the presumptive nominee, but her only challenger was a Socialist.  She has lost 5 states to a Socialist.

Does anyone believe that the server issue is not resolved.  I was watching a National Security specialist being asked about Hillary’s Server.  He said that if he knew another country’s Prime Minister or Ambassador had their private email on a private server, then they would move heaven and earth to gain access to that site.  They can learn so much about them by looking at their personal emails.  So even if Hillary only had private emails on a private server, that is a major blunder for someone that wants to run the country.

Take that point and now put government business on the private server regardless of whether it was classified or not and you have even more dangerous neglect, which I believe disqualifies her for the top job of keeping America safe.  Now let’s go to the current State Department under Barack Obama and notice that at least 22 of her emails cannot be released to the public because of being top secret and above top secret.

The state Department knows every person and every asset we have.  If Hillary Clinton can be that careless with this information, what can we extrapolate that she will do as President.  It looks like the courts are going to make Hillary give up her private emails that were erased.

I wonder if we see the real issue is the conflict of interest with Her duties and her relationships as Secretary of State and contributions to the Clinton Foundation.  Obama will ultimately determine whether she escapes prosecution, but to have people disregard those facts and vote for her anyway is scary.  On the other hand, five states have decided that Bernie Sanders is a less scary alternative to Hillary Clinton.

Oh my, while we look at the circus on the right and say this person or that person is unelectable on the other side is a serial liar and a Socialist.  America will see see change as an extremely strong reaction to the last eight years of the most divisive President that I can remember.  The only more feckless President was Jimmy Carter. From that Presidency was fixing the Iranian mess, winning the Cold War, a boom in the economy.  Thank you Ronald Reagan.  The reason Reagan seemed so bigger than life was that he was compared to the worst President of my parents generation.  Whether trump or Rubio, that will look like Giants compared to President Obama.  The worst leader, the worst negotiater, the biggest divider, the biggest adder to food stamps and well-fare we have ever seen.  Obama gave us the Affordable Care Act.  That was a lot of tall tales to get that passed through.

That brings us to Sanders.  If Hillary is kept from being the presumptive nominee because of her email scandal, then Bernie has set the table of remaking America in a whole different way.

Kasich Had a Big Night

Governor John Kasich captured second place (16%) in the New Hampshire Primaries. The Governor was not at all close to Donald Trump (34%), but he was well ahead of the pack of Cruz, Bush and Rubio (11%).  So what does this mean for the up beat and optimistic message from Kasich.  To be totally transparent, Kasich is my least favorite republican running for President.

So what allowed Kasich to capture second and why to he have this much appeal in New Hampshire.  The truth is, Kasich looks genuine.  I believe he cares about this country.  I think the footage having a snowball fight is classic hometown boy kinda stuff.  Another town hall meeting he gets emotional talking to people in dire straits.

New Hampshire seems to want to support the man more than the politics.  Genuinely John Kasich is a man that you can put your trust in. He has told us many times of where he was in 1994 when they had a balanced budget.  I remember that time and I remember him being a faithful soldier for Newt Gingrich.  Kasich also was a very successful Governor.  I see John Kasich as a very good manager.  The problem is that I do not see him as presidential.  I think he would be a fantastic Chief of Staff to the President.

The truth is that most of America knows that our system is broken and know that tinkering on the inside would have been great ten or fifteen years ago, but most people recognize that we need a major shift in policy.  That means recognizing that entitlements need to be reigned in and not exploited.  it means smarter investments in our military.  That means growing all branches of our military. more ships and more planes must happen.

That means that the military leaders need to make decisions that are in our best interest as a nation and not a way to transition the military heads into the military industrial complex.  Those partnerships need to be almost akin to treason.  Wall Street must be reigned in.  Big Banks need to be broken up.  Tenure needs to be abolished, Unions need to be broken.  EPA needs to be rightsized to address dangerous output from factories.  Much of the federal Government activities need to get pushed to the states.  States need to push to the counties.  The Counties need to be trusted but verification must be in place so we do not have corruption happening on the county level.  if we do, then penalties should be severe to act as an appropriate deterrent.

John Kasich seems like the best guy to have a beer with and to bring the two sides together. The only problem is the democratic establishment and the republican establishment are bought and paid for.  If we cannot wrestle control away from the powerful lobbies, then the President is helpless to effect change.

That is why Bernie Sander, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are doing as well as they are.  If possible, Hillary Clinton is a poster child for corporate greed as much as anyone.  That is based on her conflict of interest issue with taking huge speaking fees and then running for the Presidency or have statement oversight on companies that gave large donations to the Clinton Foundation.

John Kasich just seems like he wants to bring everyone together for a beer, which is great.  i am just wondering if we have not already lost our collective sense and given up what it is that made us great.  When so much of the country is voting in their self-interest.  With half of the company receiving government assistance in some form or another, people do not vote for what is best in our long-term interest.

Time and again we vote for our sort-term gain.  While at the same time we watch politicians campaigning to stay in power instead of looking out for our best interest.  Is John Kasich the guy to deal with that?  Is John Kasich the guy to deal with international threat from nation states or from terrorist groups like ISIS.  I have seen nothing that suggests that he would.  He quite frankly is the least offensive of all the candidates.  That do not mean Mr. nice guy can be the President that we need in this critical juncture of our history.

We do need change and not just fiddling with the insides.  I wonder what is the greatest evil left unchecked.  The far Right, The far Left or the luke warm establishment types that compromise and keep perpetuating the theft of our American Ideal, our American optimism, Our American Dream.  The fact that I am rambling on about the politician that straddles this fence is that I think that being nice and compromising is all but agreeing to a staus quo that has left our country 19 trillion dollars in debt, a military that is the smallest we have had in decades and populace that has never been more divided.  I fear that the fence straddlers are the most dangerous to our greater good.

 

Liberal Education

It is an interesting dynamic when higher education becomes a front for political mind shaping.  The media then does their part to reinforce those ideas.  The media now is watering the seed that our colleges and universities have set.  Colleges over priced and too many professors are working off of grants.  These grants usually come from the Federal Government in which they are rewarded by finding results that supports the narrative of the political donor class.  those donors are the ones that provide grants to professors and universities.

We are supposed to be taught critical thinking.  However, when it comes to areas that the Progressives feels like they have already won, then they just demean the messenger versus having a thoughtful and respectful debate.  Do you think it is possible to have a debate on man-made climate change in the colleges and Universities without one side of the argument being ridiculed?  Is it possible to have a rigorous debate on gay marriage or gay rights? What about women’s healthcare and specifically about regulating abortions?  All of these areas are liberal sacred cows and critical thinking need not show up.  If you do, you can be assured of an angry mob mentality that will be validated by the class moderator (Professor).

Where professors determine that they want to provide opposing views, they will challenge a belief system inviting a volunteer.  The Professor already knows the three or four arguments that will likely come up and attack them on their beliefs.  What is not tolerated is asking the Professor to substantiate their belief and explain the holes that exist in their world view.  My point is it is easier to force someone into a defense and make them try and prove the opposite and do so in less than a minute.

Way to easy for a professor to not address a good counter argument, but instead starts to throw spaghetti against a wall to see what sticks.  By demeaning the minority view, it conditions the observers into not wanting to disagree and be put of the position to have to defend.

I am not going to address specifically climate change pro or con.  My point is that I rarely hear debate on the science of whether man is directly responsible for the climate warming and  whether there is anything that can be done about it.  The 97% agree is the their is a man-made reason for climate change is a distortion at best. The Wall Street Journal ran an article exposing the origin of the 97% agree.  The truth is that of those surveyed only 3% gave an opinion.   Of the 3% that gave an opinion, the response was to two questions.

First question in the Earth Warming.  The second question is man in part responsible.  You can get most people to agree that we are trending warmer and that man has some involvement, but not the primary driver of the earth warming as is the Narrative from the Climate Change Alarmist.  The reason they want to sound the alarm is because our country uses crisis for radical change.  As Rahm Emanuel (former Obama Chief of Staff) informed that we should never let a crisis be wasted.  So the seed of needing to address climate change as more important than defeating terrorist becomes critical.  The Progressives are very weak on security and projecting our interest around the globe.  They want to make the biggest threat a domestic threat.  That is why we ignore China who will offset any of our gains we would make..

The pernicious agenda is too drive down our ability to produce to reduce our carbon footprint.  This is in spite of whether carbon in the atmosphere has any direct correlation to the earth warming.  There are historical examples of warming that occurred with no spike in carbon in the atmosphere.

Is it even possible to have a conversation on gay issues without being deemed homophobic? I do not think so.  I am sympathetic to anyone who is bullied by anyone. All I  want equal treatment for everyone.  That is why I believe my argument is sound in that professors should not bully minority views.  It is okay to disagree on ideas and beliefs without demeaning the individual.  How the argument gets framed means everything.  The bully tactic is to say since you believe this, then automatically you believe that.  For example, since you are for gay rights you are for gay marriage.  the definition of marriage has a civil context and a religious context.  I believe from a legal standpoint I am supportive.  From a religious one, the culture should not taint the church.  Cultures change, but the truth should be timeless.  If you are not part of the church, then you should have zero input into what the church does.  You cannot be taken seriously when you are coming from a place of ignorance.

The third conversation that cannot happen is abortion.  Any conversation of changing Roe V Wade or defunding Planned parenthood, one gets attacked for hating woman.

All of these arguments cannot be had in civil manor without the minority view being treated as vile and unenlightened.

So if our Higher Education system is teaching only specific type of critical thinking then we are creating mind controlled robots.  It is like creating an Android that does not factor in all of the facts.  They would be programmed to ignore facts that come from specific sources to come to validate the world view they wee programmed for.

Kind of like when Hillary Clinton was asked about her emails in a town hall meeting prior to the Iowa Caucus, she said that republicans were going to attack her, but she gave over her emails.  She gave them over when the FBI demanded them.  She also has 22 emails that the State Department will not release because they are at a level above Top Secret.  This is the Secretary of State conducting business that put people and processes in the field at risk, now thinking she is qualified to be Commander and Chief.  Not the mind conditioned constituency listened to the non-answer and agreed with everything she said regardless of the facts that are out from all news sources.

Hillary has acted in a way that is so negligent that it should automatically disqualify her from any office, much less the Presidency.  The progressives says she is strong on womens’s issues.  Bill Clinton says she is a change maker.  She makes change in everything she touches.  My take on that is that change and coin are synonyms and that really what he meant is that who ever gave her coin, then she changed her opinion. Example is that the Clinton Foundation took big money from Saudi Arabia and Hillary is yet to speak out against the most oppressive regime to woman on the planet.

This does not mean that we are not subject to our world view being shaped by our affiliations.  My views have pushed more conservative as I have participated in my church.  My church that serves in our City Mission feeding the homeless and needy.  Our church that is against teen pregnancy, but races to help those teens that have had a child out of wedlock.  It is possible to aspire to a higher bar and run alongside to aid and assist those that fall below it.  I think we can look up and reach back.

If we are going to belittle Christians in the classroom, then the college owes it to have a forum where those ideas can be fully debated.  Not just bullying a shy kid from the local church who just happens to be attending your class and feels like he needs to offer a rebuttal to the out right lies and distortion.  In faith issues, context is everything.  Non-believers have no context in there analysis and truthfully will never understand.  Jesus spoke in parables so that the Arrogant could not understand.  He explained the parables to the Apostles.  You cannot attack God and expect him to be an open book to you.  But then their was Paul…

I hold out hope for those that battle against the followers of God, but also know that they have to choose to seek the answers.  Artificial Intelligence has made a break through in terms of being self-aware.  My questions are at what point can College Professors become self-aware.

Final Pitch by The Dems before Iowa

For me, as a conservative I could not believe what I was watching on television this evening.  First of all, I thought the questions were good questions.  I thought the moderator struck a great balance between facilitating and giving some push back.  It all seemed very evenhanded.

Here is where things get interesting.  The guy who is polling at 4% seemed so much better than Hillary and Bernie,  I as a conservative could see me voting for Martin  O’Malley after his town hall question and answer series.  He seemed liked state of the art executive that had spent a lot of time solving real problems and had real answers about answering real problems.  He was inspirational and moved me.  Listening to the talking heads, that literally had no comment on him.

That brings us the the Bern.  Bernie Sanders is the most on message candidate that you will be ever see. Everything pivoted to the top 1%. Income disparity was the go to theme over and over.  He gave his definition of liberal socialism and it did not sound that scary, but the idea is taking money  by stealing from affluent citizens by way of taxes to redistribute is.  Same pay, same work.  Most people at the same job does not produce the same work and the productivity tends to spiral down to the least common denominator.  Bottom line Bernie is calling for an economic revolution.  A lot of costs means a lot of taxes.

Now Hillary had a room of people drinking the Cool-aid.  One questioner said that students he knows will vote for Sanders because they do not believe you.  She dodged the lying part for a while. Finally said that they throw all kinds of things at her that are not true.  But she keeps doing the people’s work for all forms of equality.  Then Chris Cuomo asked her a question about be slow to admit that she had mad an error and just admitted that the emails was a mistake. This was Clinton at her worst. She would not say she made an error because it was permitted.  No one was able to say that the emails were taken out of secure environments and were taken to un-secure environment. Where lawyers without security access vetting the emails and the server was sent to a company the did not classified access.  This is not just about emails but her breaking the law and thinking she is above the law.  If the Justice Department brings charges, the Bloomberg will likely Jump in.

Clinton= continuity with the wonderful work of Obama Administration. Gag!

Sanders= Political Revolution- take money from the rich and give to the poor. Never spoke about jobs, but rather giving things.

O’Malley to a tough question of zero patience policy in Baltimore and showed that he not only got tough on open market drug markets, he got hundreds of kids into treatment saving hundreds of lives.  He talked about Alternative jobs coming right through the city where the population is un-employed or under-employed.  He stopped Death Penalty and a number of other issues that showed he dealt with those issues in  thorough and comprehensive manner.  He looks like a Liberal Newt Gingrich.  He figures out how to fix problems.  A younger generation agent of Change.

If I were on American Idol, I would have given O’Malley a golden ticket to Hollywood.

Can you spare a moment

California State Bowling is not to unlike Bowling alleys all over the world .  Here is the issue, Ten Pins Rule and Duck Pins school.  No matter how good you are at Bowling your score for Duck Pins will never break 100.  Likely will not make 70.  When you want to feel good about your game you find a big enough ball that you can handle that will be accurate enough to knock most of the pins down.

In the mid-night league we  begin to notice some patrons enter the bowling alley a little tipsy.  Some get tipsy while at the bowling alley.  Bowling is a good way to relax and not take yourself too seriously.  It is quite enjoyable that there times allocated for a fun atmosphere and also more competitive environments. An interesting opportunity for growth is to actually teach people how to bowl.  With a little bit more success, they would likely come to the bowling alleys more often.

When you are resigned to the fact that you are horrible at bowling you get your shoe rental and start the hunt for the perfect ball, maybe even a magic ball, that hopefully knocks 9 or 10 pins down.

For children and the more temperamental patrons we can put up bumpers, which guarantees the scores will be over 60.  Every now and then we see someone leaving with a big old smile because they shot a 76.  They had no idea that the bumpers were up and being highly utilized. In the end of the day, they left the alley with a smile on their face. About as happy as I was when my Honda Accord failed to start after I closed the bowling alley. AST Towing got to me with 20 minutes to get to me and help me jump start my car with their roadside assistance.  Leaving the bowling alley with a smile is utopia.

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