Thursday, April 27, 2017

Many Americans prefer to focus on the problem instead of the solution

Now that's funny!

 ~ Would you believe that U.S. taxpayers are paying Jihadists and their families? The US government gives the Palestinian Authority $300 million dollars a year, bloodmoney, to support Jihadists and their survivors. A family whose son was murdered while visiting Israel found out that the murderer's family is making money off their son's death. The Taylor Force Act is trying to stop it.

It's hard for me to wrap my head around the concept that we have to pass a law to stop taxpayer funding of terrorism, which, by definition, is already deemed a criminal act.  The last administration, with the help of the MSM, kept this a closely guarded secret. Sadly, very few American are aware of it since it’s not part of the Resistance or liberal agenda, and not making MSM headline news.

 ~ As I continue to observe the latest progressive liberal socialist repressive, totalitarian and sometimes militant movement known as the “Resistance”, they all seem to have one thing in common: they want the government to pay their bills, subsidize their lifestyle or bestow them special rights and priviledges.

The Resistance has 2 big problems with their movement: 1. Government money is taxpayer money, hence accountability of funding their causes should come from the taxpayers, and we are getting fed up. Don't believe me? Look at who was elected POTUS.  2. The U.S. Constitution protects law abiding US citizens equally; regardless of race, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age or ancestry.

If you look closely, they are doing everything they can to get taxpayer funding for their fringe causes as well as circumvent the US Constitution.  Allow me to further illustrate.

The 82nd Annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade in Portland has been cancelled due to a threat received by email. The reason for the anonymous threat: the Multnomah County Republican Party is a participant.
‘"The fascists know that we'll keep shutting their marches down," the Facebook event states. "They are now planning to march within other parades to protect their message of hate and white supremacy — it won't work."’
This is an act of terrorism.  This is also a hate crime.  The reason it is not called terrorism is because it promotes the agenda of the Resistance and is supported by the MSM, whose focus is on anything anti-Trump instead of the actual issues and his proposed policies.  The MSM is complicit in inciting civil unrest and violence. 

The intolerant left believes freedom of speech and expression only applies to their fringe group. And remember, silence is consent of this movement.

What the intolerant left has yet to discover is that when the tolerant right gets fed up with being patient, tolerant and kind, and decides to defend their rights, blood will fill the streets. We ain't played cowboys and terrorists yet, but it's a comin... Come pull that shit in Texas or Oklahoma and see what happens.

Those who disagree with this proposition are welcome to move to Oregon, California or any of the liberal states and cities that that welcome and support this movement.  I imagine we can get a fund started to help with your moving expenses. Don't come here and try to change our beliefs, move to where you can flock with your Dodo family.

~ Trump's new tax plan wants to lower corporate taxes. The left wants the public to believe he’s doing it for personal gain. I tend to believe that lower corporate taxes would create lower cost of consumer goods that we buy, benefiting the consumer, comprised mainly of the middle class. In my business, the taxes we pay are passed on to the consumer, just like all our cost of goods sold. The consumer pays all our bills.

If my company taxes are reduced, I would also be able to hire more help instead of outsourcing the work and spend more money on improvements and upgrades, creating more work for the evil working class.

Speaking of company taxes, has there ever been a class action lawsuit against a Texas property taxing entity for inflating property appraisals? I know I would gladly participate in one if it were created. Although unpopular, raising the property tax rate is understandable, but inflating appraised values is criminal.

 ~ I just watched Senator Diane Feinstein say “Senator [Bernie} Sanders isn’t a Democrat”. Please prove to me that most Congressional Democrats, including Senator Feinstein, are not socialists or do not promote socialist reform.

Is this hacker a hero? After reading the entire article, he/she seems to be doing the world a favor.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Proof? Pudding? or Poo?

 ~ In my post on April 6th, I predicted Bill O’Reilly would announce his retirement this summer. Well, it looks like Bill would not leave gracefully, so Fox News just removed him from their prime time line up. I should have known his ego would not allow him to retire…

  ~ I believe the leaders of several countries are be re-reading the treaties they signed with the US and the UN. Now that someone is actually enforcing the treaties and holding these countries accountable for breaking them, risk versus reward will be reevaluated.

Of course, both the media and politicians continue not to let a “serious crisis go to waste”.

  ~ If there were as many commercial airline crashes in real life as there are on TV, I would never set foot on an airplane.

Speaking of airlines, I predict a windfall of lawsuits against them for past forced removals now that the public is favorable to the victims of their actions.

  ~ Ninety thousand (90,000) Christians were killed last year because of their religious belief. That makes them the most persecuted religion in the world.

  ~ Liberals embracing violence? Anti-fascists attacking others demostrating free speech at Patriot Day in a Berkley Park? Now that leadership is fighting back, you can expect a trickle down effect. In the south, someone would have been shot, and self-defense is legal in conservative states.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Double standard?
Double-Double standard?

One might ask why Russia is backing Syria and Iran and denouncing the U.S. My guess: follow the money. They stand to gain billions in weapons sales. Of course, you heard no public outcry when Hillary brokered the sale of our plutonium reserves to Russia, which will end up in weapons based in Iran, North Korea and China to start. Double standard?

Also remember that when Russia went into Afghanistan, we sent hundreds of millions in support of those fighting against them. Double standard? Where did all the money end up and who benefitted? The industrial military complex, located or controlled mainly by the USA, China and Russia.

If this is accurate, one might deduce that Putin is for sale and that greed is evil. Please name one politician in Washington that doesn’t have his hand out and will many times support the lobby that is most generous. There is a long list of timely donations to the Clinton foundation before several large government deals were closed. Double standard?

You were promised by President Obama, John Kerry and Susan Rice that chemical weapons were removed from Syria years ago because they negotiated a signed treaty to that affect. You might also find it important to remember that the same promises were made by the same people with similar treaties concerning Iran’s nuclear weapons program. These leaders are deemed champions of peace and the people. Double standard?

If you look at separate interviews of Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton by the same interviewer, it’s not difficult to see a double standard in attitude, treatment and questioning. Starts at the 17:46 mark.

Hell, how does Wells Fargo Bank react to the DOJ investigation into their latest scandal? They appoint Chelsea Clinton to their board of directors for one. After $1.5 billion in fines in the last four years, they may believe she could be an effective asset. Where’s the media outcry? Where’s the Occupy Wall Street movement? Double standard? If this would have been one of Trump’s kids, I assure you progressives would be screaming from the mountain tops.

Or how about feminist and women’s rights activist Senator Elizabeth Warren who pays her female employees an average of 71 cents on the dollar paid to her male employees. Why aren’t feminists publically outraged? Double standard?

Our government leaders are liars and thieves. The media enables, endorses and encourages these leaders, at least until they’re caught and can't be ignored. Even worse, the American people accept and tolerate it, once again proving that it’s easier to believe a comforting lie than a painful truth.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The world has gone mad...

 ~ By using Sarin gas on his own people, Syrian president Assad self-imposed his own death sentence. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. I predict he will be hung. Chemical weapons kill on the cheap. If he’ll use it on his own citizens, he won’t think twice about using it on other countries.

Although the POTUS will not discuss whether or not he will take military action against Syria, the military seems eager to let the media know they’re developing options for a military strike there. A surprise attack in this day and age is virtually impossible.

  ~ I’m getting the distinct feeling that the POTUS is using the wiretapping and Russia issues to distract the press from other matters that they prefer less media attention. If that’s the case, it’s working.

It seems the media is so focused on Trump’s executive orders, they have gone above and beyond previous administration’s to make sure you can read every word. The media never made the former POTUS’ executive orders quite so easy to find.

 ~ Democrats and Republicans have declared war on one another in Congress. What happened to doing the right thing for the American people? Or protect and serve? Or to their oath to uphold our Constitution? 

  ~ In America, justice may be blind, but will still accept your check…

  ~ I predict Bill O’Reilly will announce his retirement this summer. Sexual harassment allegations are never good, but in his case, taking the high road in morality won’t work for him. I don’t think Lucifer himself could deceive convince a jury panel that Bill doesn’t have problems with pride, greed, lust, anger or envy. Loss of advertisers is the nail in the coffin.

  ~ A guy I know has been selling Rottweiler pups. He brought them by to show me. I think I could sell Mrs. Crane on one for personal protection…

Thursday, March 23, 2017

After watching the news,
my problems aren't so bad...

 ~ A Bridgeport resident and former school bus driver got 30 years for pleading guilty for sexual abuse of a child. Letting your kids go to the public swimming pool unattended is not safe anymore…

  ~ It looks like Wise County has its share of recurring Constable problems after one was indicted on multiple felony charges. He hasn’t had his day in court, so I will not pronounce judgment. Albeit, they don’t bring these types of charges if they don’t have significant evidence. It’s not a matter of if you get caught, it’s a matter of when...

I guess the writing was on the wall since the commissioners deputized reserve Constables the week before the indictment went public. That issue was nipped in the bud.

  ~ I’m not a big fan of burn bans, but based on the intelligence level of those who start fires and the plague of wildfires nationwide, I can understand their implementation.

  ~ Would anyone like to guess the number of vehicle accidents county wide this month. I’m looking for a number, not a colorful metaphor…

  ~ Although I don’t do Facebook very often, I have become very weary of adding friends. I don’t want to hurt peoples’ feelings, but I don’t want to be hacked or have my identity duplicated. What a world we live in…

  ~ I thought preachers had a very difficult job since small community congregations tend to want to run their ministry and their life. It looks like school superintendents have similar issues since few people can agree on the way anyone runs a school system. Either way, most of them earn their pay just by appeasing the masses, which is not a small task.

~ I wonder how much revenue the state will receive from fines and fees related to the citations and arrests made from the illegal contraband coming out of Colorado? I'm thinking 10s of this a low estimate?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Just when I thought I was out...

It’s very difficult for me to imagine being without electricity for a week or two like many up north are currently experiencing. I can tell you one thing, if it ever does happen, I will find a place for a pot belly stove and vent it for indoor use. My propane supply would only last 4 days…

It was reported that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in “profound danger”, that “huge sections of the reef were killed last year by overheated seawater”. Climate change has been blamed. Diving that reef was on my bucket list, but it’s getting moved lower and lower.

It was also reported that 24 million will lose health coverage within 10 years if they replace the ACA. Has anyone calculated how many would be uninsured if health insurance premiums tripled by 2026, because that's the rate it has been increasing for those not subsidized…

When business starts booming, the Fed raises interest rates. Most people are clueless as to what impact this has on the diminishing middle class.

I watched the documentary “Cries From Syria” on HBO the other night. I do not understand why very little has been done about Basha al-Assad, their dictator, and the human rights atrocities. How and why does the world allow a leader to continue genocide, torture, use of chemical weapons on a mass scale?

In the absurd section, an American ally shot down a $200 drone with a $3 million Patriot missile. What does 12 gauge buckshot cost these days?

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Cupcakes, snowflakes and cake eaters...

Okay, I bought my first “Smart” TV and realized it’s not that smart. A machine this large should be 100 times more powerful than a smart phone or tablet…

Whoever comes up with the technology to bring high speed, wireless internet service to the world by satellite without requiring a special antenna will control the air waves, not to mention make billions the process. Say goodbye to AT&T, Directv and all other wireless communication.

I noticed that Chico ISD put a new bond up for the May election. What got my attention is how they announced to taxpayers the increase in taxes. $4 a month for the average home instead of $50 a year. Ingenuous or deceptive?

So I bought 15 bales of hay to use as organic raised beds in my garden. No bending over, plowing, or hoeing. I plan to use the lawnmower between bales, wish me luck.

It looks like tornado alley has become very active further east. I’m sure Oklahoma is thankful…

I seldom watch regular TV, other than the news, unless recorded so I can fast forward through commercials. Somehow I managed to catch a fantastic ad on TV from the NY Times. At the end, it read, “The truth is hard. The truth is hard to find”. Preach on brother!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How Refreshing!!!
Suffer fools gladly…but
dismiss and expose the dishonest

 ~ What a refreshing message: lie to us, lose your job. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned his position for lying to the Vice President and the public. The Trump administration has covered for employee mistakes, misstatements, conflicts of interests and even breaking the law, but they don’t tolerate being lied to.

If they can’t trust the National Security Advisor to be honest, they have a recipe for disaster, similar to the Iraq invasion.  Flynn would probably still have his job if he had told the truth. Everyone knew that Trump would reevaluate Obama’s sanctions on Russia, it was no secret. 

Who would hire a dishonest man? A company or firm who uses deception for profit…that’s who!

  ~ I smiled Monday when I read the headline, “Federal judge rejects request to block Dakota Access pipeline – for now”. I have to believe that federal judges may be a bit gun shy of the attention they could receive from the POTUS if they go against him. Who wouldn’t be?

  ~ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!  Since flowers don’t cut it anymore at the Crane home, I got Mrs. Crane a deluxe manicure and pedicure for Valentine’s Day.  I decided it's easier and less expensive than enlarging and renovating the dog house.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hi Ho...

 ~ Sorry for not posting very often. I have been extremely busy with work and life, which I have decided to make more of a priority.

 ~ I have enjoyed the weather as of late.  We could use some rain, but it's been nice...and I'm thankful.

 ~ Just for one day I would like to turn on the news and it be free from the drama of the political shakeup in Washington. I know he picked a fight with the MSM, but this is ridiculous. It's like children fighting over the television.

I choose not to be consumed by the drama, so I fast forward through much of it. The hypocrisy that the U.S. Congress displays is appalling. Al Franken calling Betsy DeVoss an amateur is the pot calling the kettle black.

It looks like the establishment doesn't want reform of any kind.  Their pockets get lined when they throw money at problems.  Fixing the problem is not near as profitable, especially if it's someone else's idea. 

Many of our problems with the system would be fixed if lobbying were illegal.  I consider it payola, getting Congress to spend money on special interests and projects.

 ~ “Life is winning again in America,” said Mike Pence at the “March for Life” rally in Washington. Even if taxpayer’s didn’t fund abortions, it’s a very difficult thing to change. I do hope that we will no longer be funding Planned Parenthood. They shouldn’t have much trouble finding private funding since fetal body parts are worth $$$.

Enjoy your week and weekend. Life is much too short and there are no do-overs...

Monday, January 23, 2017

99% of anger is caused by fear....

  ~ I smiled Sunday morning after watching the new press secretary call out journalists and main stream media for their dishonest coverage of the inauguration. I applaud his statement, “There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the responsibility of the media to hold Donald Trump accountable, and I’m here to tell you that it goes two ways. We’re gonna hold the press accountable as well.

The MSM has dominated and enjoyed the greatest amount of influence over the success of political candidates and elections in this country, until this election. They don’t like him since he did not curry their favor, bypassed them and called them out for their deceitfulness. I foresee a whole new era of news media, one that leftist billionaires don’t control.

The only people who continually tune in to negativity love to feed from hate and discord. Normal people tune it out and don’t spend much time engaging in argument and dissension. Haters only friends are other haters. Blowing up cars is not an act of protest, it’s an act of terrorism.

"To Serve and Protect": that's the purpose of government, on every level. As an American, do you feel safer after everything the Obama administration has done over the last 8 years? Be honest...

 ~ I am profitting from haters and criminals. I invested heavily in Corrections Corp of America after Trump won, it's up 20%.  Obama's agenda included releasing criminals, I am expecting the Trump administration to be less forgiving.  I forsee more prisons. Cleaning up the inner cities will add greatly to prison population.

  ~ The women’s protest in Washington was ridiculous. It was not a women’s protest because they disinvited women’s groups who were pro-life or did not share their liberal values. This was a protest because their candidate, Hillary, didn’t win. I hope the Secret Service crawl up Madonna’s butt and die.

These people don’t have a clue about the problems of ordinary Americans. They promote special rights and privileges of fringe groups and social deviates. Let me assure you, when they stand before the creator, they will tremble, be silenced, humbled and be shown the truth that they refuse to believe. Pray for these fools.

  ~ How ironic that the most “ruling” and “regulating” POTUS in history bestowed the Freedom medal to his VP…

  ~ Congressional members are sure basking in the media attention they are receiving with all the Trump issues. They stand up and shout out for citizens’ rights, until a lobbyist comes by with a check and helps them change their position. Hypocrites, all of them!

Lobbyists are going to have a much more difficult time paying off Trump's cabinet and administration.  They don't need the money!  Like Trump, they want to go down in history for "making America great again".