The Power of Nature

The weather has been rough for a lot of people this Spring.  Tornados, heavy rains causing flooding and lots of death and damage.  It makes our petty political differences look mighty weak compared to what these folks are having to deal with because of this weather.

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Comments

  1. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Of all the natural devastating storms and events that occur, the one event I truly don’t ever want to be around, near or hear etc. Is a tornado. As the photo shows one side of the street is gone, the other intact. One went through about 1/2 mile from where I currently live. It mowed through a mature firest like a mover in tall grass. Continued mowing through a development, making some hoyses disappear, some only 1/2 and others not a scratch.
    I’ll take and earthquake, hurricane, tidal wave, volcano, fire, drought, floods, blizzards any day of the week.

    • I’m not a fan of tornados either. Fortunately, we don’t get any real bad ones like in the Midwest. The outbreak of May 1985 was a doozy but more of a rare event than a common one. We can still see where one tornado came down the mountain, crossed the Alleghany river and went up the other side when we canoe. Amazing power.

  2. States that are passing the Popular Vote Law to circumvent the Electoral College system are growing in number. I think it’s an attempt to rig the Presidential election by the Crats and it’s not even close to Constitutional.

    What say you SUFA?

    • The Constitution does not state how electors are to be picked other than by ballot. The winner take all state approach has been the norm although a couple of states have approved a congressional district approach which could split the states electors based on the distribution of votes. In these cases, there are 2 at large electors. From a Constitutional view, I would think the national vote approach would violate the sovereignty of the voter as it is possible, that a state could prefer the national losing candidate and thus have all their electoral votes cast for the national winner. These voters are thus disenfranchised.

      While the proposal is technically not a Constitutional change, it is an end run around that can be implemented by less than 50% of the states instead of the required 75% for an amendment. It is also a blatant power grab by one party and thus more tyranny of the minority.

      The approach also erodes the federal republic design of the union pushing us more towards a democracy and all its failings.

      As it is now, the rules are well defined and fair. It is up to the candidate to follow the rules and plan a campaign accordingly. I look at the national election as test of a candidates skill at organization and planning. If they cannot organize and run an election successfully, then they probably do not deserve the job. In 2016 we watched a strategically deficient campaign with a terrible candidate lose as it should have. In 2000, in Florida, I commented at the time, the win should go to whoever could put together a winning court strategy.

      If the national vote approach is implemented, the smaller rural states will lose all influence in national presidential politics. The big states and cities will dominate. The last tow hold the small states will have is the Senate.

      There are 3 Federalist papers on the EC, that I need to read.

      • Mathius says:

        While the proposal is technically not a Constitutional change, it is an end run around that can be implemented by less than 50% of the states instead of the required 75% for an amendment.

        Yes.

        Yes it is.

        But there is nothing in the law that says they can’t do it.

      • Mathius says:

        If the national vote approach is implemented, the smaller rural states will lose all influence in national presidential politics.

        As they should.

        There are only about a dozen people living in them, why should they get a say?

        States don’t matter. They are nothing more than sub-jurisdictions of the United States.

        PEOPLE matter. And a PERSON living in Wyoming would have exactly the same voting power as everyone else.

        The big states and cities will dominate.

        As they should.. because that’s where the PEOPLE live.

        The last tow hold the small states will have is the Senate.

        Seems sufficient to me.

        Why should they also get to override the popular will of the PEOPLE and pick the President over our screaming objections?

        ————-

        And, just in case I haven’t been crystal clear: screw the states. All 50 of ’em. Only PEOPLE matter.

        • The needs of the small states are completely different than the needs of the populous large ones. They already have an up hill battle. To reduce their influence more will drive us towards disunion. Tyranny of the cities will not be tolerated.

          • Dale A Albrecht says:

            That is one of the reasons States when formed placed their capitals away from their big populous commercial monied cities.

            The huge population shift to the cities occurred after WWII. As the industrialisation of agriculture advance fewer people were needed to feed the population.

            There will be a time in the future that trend will reverse.

            My families and ancestors during the depression NEVER went hungry. They all, if they still lived in an urban area got out and had land to sustain their lives. Some went from the military to mining to farms. Some were bankers, that job was history, but switched to day labor then into railroads. Printers, always worked, preachers always worked. But ALL grew their own food. Also NO debt or mortgages so a bank never came a knocking to foreclose. Live in LA or NYC and you’ll starve and stand in line

    • Mathius says:

      States that are passing the Popular Vote Law to circumvent the Electoral College system are growing in number. I think it’s an attempt to rig the Presidential election by the Crats and it’s not even close to Constitutional.

      I say the EC is antiquated bullshit and good riddance.

      I also say that states are allowed to apportion their EC votes however states want to apportion their EC votes, and if the voters within those states approve a system wherein their votes are apportioned according to the national vote rather than the state vote, then that’s within their right to do.

      Similarly, if they wanted to pass a bill to apportion their EC votes on a coin-toss, that’d be their right, too.

      I think it’s an attempt to rig the Presidential election by the Crats and it’s not even close to Constitutional.

      You say “rig,” I say “repair.”

      The current system makes a handful of voters in a handful of swing states the only votes that matter. My vote has only ever counted for anything in one election (’04 in PA for college).

      The system is RIGGED right now, to count the votes of people in flyover country dramatically more than those of us in the denser states. The EC makes my vote count less than yours, and neither of our votes count for shit unless we live in a swing state.

      The system is already broken and “rigged.” You just don’t want to fix it because it’s giving you the outcomes you prefer.

      • I also believe States have a right to apportion their votes but I think they have to be the state’s Actual Votes. If not, they are guilty of changing people’s votes. If they want to get rid of the Electoral college, this is not the right way to do it!!!!!!

      • I think this will end up backfiring for Democrats. They are counting on California and New York to pick the President every 4 years. I doubt this will be allowed to stand without a really big fight ensuing.

        The current system makes a handful of voters in a handful of swing states the only votes that matter. My vote has only ever counted for anything in one election (’04 in PA for college).

        So your saying that their votes shouldn’t count anymore, but only yours and your ilk’s votes should? It’s interesting how Crats are always screaming disenfranchisement and voter suppression then develop a plan such as this end around the EC that will do EXACTLY that, but in their favor. I just don’t see any integrity coming from the Left on this matter.

        • Mathius says:

          So your saying that their votes shouldn’t count anymore, but only yours and your ilk’s votes should?

          I know this is tough for you, but let’s try this again.

          Their vote should count the same as mine.

          I should win more often because…. there are more people who agree with me.

          It’s not that their vote “shouldn’t count” – it’s that their vote should be equal – not magically magnified because they happen to live in the middle of nowhere.

          It’s as though you and your buddies are trying to decide where to have dinner – 6 people want Chinese and 4 people want Thai – but because the people who want Thai are standing further apart and taking up more space, their votes get increased until they count as 6.1 votes and they win. Then I come along and say, whoa, wait a minute, that’s bullshit. It’s 6 vs 4 – the winner should be Chinese food. And you somehow read this as me saying “the Thai food voters shouldn’t count anymore.” I’m not saying that at all. I’m saying they should lose because there are fewer of them than want the alternative.

          You are conflating “the team with the fewest votes should lose” with “you don’t think votes of the minority should count” and they aren’t the same at all. I do think they should count. They should count equally. And the team with more votes should win.

          “The team with the fewest votes should lose” shouldn’t be a controversial opinion.

          The EC puts a thumb on the scale in favor of small-population states. I’m saying “get rid of the thumb.” You’re the one advocating for the continuance of a system which is BIASED AGAINST populous states. I’m advocating that we remove that bias, and you are somehow translating “getting rid of the bias in favor of my team equals my team’s votes don’t count” and that just makes no sense. They still count. Just in an UNbiased way.

          And if Red Team can’t win by playing to the minority who live in East Bumblefuck, then they will have to shift toward the center to try to pick up some more centrist votes and become the choice of the majority.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Matt. The last thing I want to do us live under the dictatorship of the population centers of NYC, LA or Chicago. Different needs to deal with concentrated people. Urban population does not outway more rural population. Just the jobs are not farming anymore. California has population centered in 3 locations. The way the politics are set up and gerrymandering, those centers pretty much eliminate the franchise of 1/2 The state.

        The last I looked N.Y. overall is middle of the pack out of the 50 States, but ranks 48th for business. The demands of the government policies is a succubus. My friends who are way retired after good careers and on retirement incomes are getting into dire economic states. I’m even talking Poughkeepsie. I’m about ready to offer part of my house to an old family friend. Even her daughter and family are selling out and will actually move to Massachestts it’s cheaper. An old girlfriend in Maine had a house in the Portland area. The entire house all stories could fit on my 1st floor. Her taxes were 8 times what mine were. My taxes in VT were 4X I paid hete for approximately the same sized house. I dread to think what they are today, seeing that tax there was 20 years ago.

        As a young up and coming hedge fund employee you are in a rarified lifestyle. The middle is being squeezed out of existence.

        As my father said, no matter what level he attained in business, he could only afford to go back to their 1st house in woodstock NY. Its rural. They got out if NY upon retiring and settled in Massachusetts. But to keep the same standard of living they were accustomed to they kept moving over the years to more and more rural areas. From Hidden Hills, current house price $4.6M. To Woodland Hills, current house price $2.3m to Bedford Village, near you. To Massachusetts, to coastal Carolina. All in keeping with the same size houses and lifestyle, but NEVER could go back even to the previous house, much less California

  3. Investigations dating back to 2016 by blogger Scott Johnson of Power Line (which recently celebrated 15 years in the blogosphere), David North of the Center for Immigration Studies, Alpha News reporter Preya Samsundar and PJMedia.com reporter David Steinberg have determined that the outspoken Somalian Muslim refugee likely married her own brother named Ahmed Elmi in 2009 for some unknown ill-gotten gain while still informally married to the man she calls her husband and father of her three children, Ahmed Hirsi. After a Somalian website floated questions about the marriage arrangement with Elmi and Johnson’s initial reporting broke into the local news, Omar sought to divorce Elmi. Her use of $6,000 in state campaign funds, some of which went to pay a personal divorce lawyer, is currently under state investigation.
    http://www.gopusa.com/?p=70209?omhide=true

    This is an odd story.

  4. Mathius says:

    Let’s play: See If You Can Spot Where Mathius’ Day Went Disastrously Wrong:

    1. Woke up
    2. Had a normal morning.
    3. Went to leave for work.
    4. Realized he didn’t have his keys. Left his computer on top of his car and went back inside.
    5. Got keys.
    6. Returned to car and drove off.
    7. Got to work, realized something had gone disastrously wrong.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      You got up😁

      • Mathius says:

        Well, yes……

      • Canine Weapon says:

        Here’s a hint:

        • Sorry about your laptop. That’s a bad way to start the day, for sure.

          • Canine Weapon says:

            Stop giving the dumbass sympathy – he learned an important lesson today.

            • I was being kind, not sympathetic. I’ll just leave it at that 😉

            • Dale A Albrecht says:

              I thought being forgetful was supposed to be an affliction of us seniors. See what happens when you change a routine. Id hazard a guess you left your keys in a place different than normsl.or you got up on the wrong side of the bed setting the stage for a bad day.

    • I am so sorry.

      • Mathius says:

        Thanks, V!

        It’s covered by an “accidental damage” warranty which expires in 44 days (phew!), so I should be ok. It’s just going to be a pain for a while, but then I should be fine.

        • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

          Be grateful to the higher power you did not do this. When I Googled it is seems that it happens quite often.

          • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

            Reminds me I did two stupids. Once left my Bank Card in the cash machine, cost me $ 500. Then left an envelope with $ 400 cash on the roof of the car in front of my house,. drove away, came back in 10 minutes found the papers that were in the envelope scattered but NO money!

          • Mathius says:

            Yeesh!

  5. Go ahead, IMPEACH TRUMP!

  6. Now that there is an investigation of the investigation, I wonder how long Comey and others can complain before they are being accused of obstructing justice and criticizing our saintly institutions, etc. etc.

  7. Dale A Albrecht says:

    When States like California and NY really start doing due dilegence on keeping their voter roles clean then we might have a rational discussion on changing electoral rules. The Motor Voter law enacted in the 90’s under Clinton was very explicit on that. California, doesn’t even begin to validate the checked box on the DMV question as to citizenship.

    I’ll make the same contention on gun permits. The sheriff’s dept handles that here. I handed my request for a permit through a window with a check. I asked for one permit.. I never saw or talked to anyone. Yet 5 minutes later I walked out with two permits not just the one I asked for.

    There is no way they did due dilegence.

    • Mathius says:

      When States like California and NY really start doing due dilegence on keeping their voter roles clean then we might have a rational discussion on changing electoral rules

      Fortunately, you aren’t in charge of what California gets to do with their own electoral votes.

      California, doesn’t even begin to validate the checked box on the DMV question as to citizenship.

      Not sayin’ you’re wrong, but do you have a citation for this?

      I never saw or talked to anyone. Yet 5 minutes later I walked out with two permits not just the one I asked for. There is no way they did due dilegence.

      Why should you have to get a permit to exercise your 2nd Amendment Rights?

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        In LA county alone, in open court, they admitted to 1.2 million registered voters were in fact not eligible. That represents 15.2% of the people over 18 in the county. The ineligibility made of they’re DEAD, non citizens, moved. That absolutely sets the stage for voter fraud.

        Even here where we are trying to get everything clean and at every turn sued by the obama administration for doing do, audits after the 2016 election found 40000 votes here, where they also voted elsewhere in another state. Connecticut was a State most noted. That does not absolutely mean that that person voted twice. Someone else may have.

        Why and the he’ll are the predominantly blue states fighting so hard to obstruct federal law, and don’t tell me try arent.

        • Mathius says:

          In LA county alone, in open court, they admitted to 1.2 million registered voters were in fact not eligible. That represents 15.2% of the people over 18 in the county. The ineligibility made of they’re DEAD, non citizens, moved. That absolutely sets the stage for voter fraud.

          Again, not sayin’ you’re wrong, but do you have a citation for this?

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Even way back in the 60’s when they were trying to clean up the MediCal and welfare roles. The audits were fought tooth and nail.by agencies protecting their fiefdoms and out of control welfare abuse. It got to the point that for every duplicate name, variation of said name, different address for same name, a State person was dispatched to track it down. Just to be fair one of the biggest obstacles was Blue Cross Blue Shield who managed several if the services. The fraud found was huge. Jerry Brown in his 1st tenure undid much of the checks and balances put in, and absolutely in his 2nd tenure fought to obstruct anything that might upset his social justice agenda.

        • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

          I just find it fascinating that for a full 20 years after my son left the abode then lived in Texas, NY and now DC, he was still carried on the voter rolls in NJ. Finally, after I called, they sent him a letter to OIUR address saying to return the tear off if he did not live here anymore!

  8. Dale A Albrecht says:

    We went triple digits on the temperature today. That’s even with some good wind and fairly decent cloud cover.

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      30 May, the real Memorial Day and the heat came up this morning! That’s a first in this house and I’ve been here since ’91.

    • Wow….that made me cry. Especially since I used to work with the blind, some of whom were also autistic. The obstacles they must overcome just to function in this world are mind boggling.

  9. Mathius says:

    Q: “Should a Supreme Court justice die next year, what will your position be on filling that spot?”

    McConnell: “Oh, we’d fill it.”

    Hmm……

    • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

      Big talk from a very small and unimportant man. He won’t. Could not possibly round up the greased pigs.

    • I saw this and it reminded me of something Obama said…” Elections have consequences”.

      If anyone thinks for a second that the Crats wouldn’t have done or do the same, well, you should turn off CNN.

      • Mathius says:

        I saw this and it reminded me of something Obama said…” Elections have consequences”.

        Yes.

        Yes they do.

        And this is why I continue to yell at every Bernie Or Nothing idiot or liberal who stayed home because they couldn’t palate voting for Clinton.

        If anyone thinks for a second that the Crats wouldn’t have done or do the same, well, you should turn off CNN.

        Of course they would have – because they’re a bunch of hypocritical assholes.

        That doesn’t make McConnell any better, though.

        The President gets to nominate SCOTUS candidates during his full term, not just non-election years. But McConnell knew that. He just felt opportunistic and abused his position (once again, “lawful but awful”) to “steal” the seat from the Democrats. It’s not surprising at all that he’d go back on his BS position as soon as it no longer suits his needs. What is interesting is that he’d admit it.

  10. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Let us see….Last week Trump announces everything will be released. This, it is assumed, means a world of hurt is about to land on the DOJ. FBI, Comey, Brennan, Clapper et al. This week, out of the clear blue sky, Mueller announces he will, like the prophet of God, speak. He then proceeds to contradict Rod Rosenstein, and stand American Jurisprudence and the Constitution on its head. Like Napoleonic Law and the Kremlin, you are now guilty unless we can prove you innocent beyond ANY doubt (forget reasonable) ! Mr Mueller, whom after his lame performance today I’d love to see face a serious questioner then announces like God that HE will not testify. Why, I wonder? Could it be because he would have to do so under oath? I think that we see here something far beyond coincidence and something that should be taken very seriously. The American Constitution has been undermined to an extent I could never imagine. Mueller, after almost three years, a cast of thousands, forty million dollars cannot PROVE shit yet he tells us there may be something out there? F— him and the horse he rode in on!

    • Better yet have the stud f– the mare while he is mounted.

    • Mueller has nothing but a small hard on because of Trump’s tweets. It’s a parting shot to give the Crats some hope and send a dig to Trump. The Liberal media will harp on this for weeks, unless something comes up, which, I’m guessing, he knows will.

  11. Dale A Albrecht says:

  12. WASHINGTON, D.C.—A stunning new report found that Robert Mueller’s closing statement regarding his investigation into Russian interference confirms whatever you already believed about Trump, obstruction, and Russian collusion.
    The report found that the tone, inflection, word choice, and inferences from Mueller’s statement this morning were all total and complete vindication of your beliefs.
    “If you think that Trump is a Russian spy, then every word out of Mueller’s mouth was just more confirmation for your wild conspiracy theories,” said one expert. “If you think that Mueller’s report exonerated Trump completely and proved that he is the most innocent president of all time, well then, that’s what it confirms.”
    “Really, he could have gone up there and done an interpretive dance to the script of Smokey and the Bandit II, and you would have taken it to totally prove your opinions correct, so it doesn’t really matter what he said after all.”
    “You are right, that’s the bottom line.”

    • Muddying the waters, purposely. Stolen comment I agree with…

      “As set forth in the report, after that investigation, if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”

      Since when do prosecutors talk like that? He shouldn’t be saying that because it sounds like he’s leading the Democrat Congress. He should have said it just the opposite. “If we had confidence that Trump committed a crime we would have said so.”

  13. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Quote for the day:

    Capturing the Democrats position on obstruction. “While we recognize that the man did not steal any horses, he is obviously guilty of trying to resist being hanged for it”

    Attributed to David Horowitz.

    Just like Scooter Libby. Was charged with leaking the name of a CIA “Covert” employee to the press, by a special prosecuter trying to get at Dick Cheney. The real leaker a disgruntled former State Dept official finally confessed before he died. Absolutely nothing what so ever yo do with Libby or Cheney. Yet the prosecuter continued with the persecution and that is not a typo, Libby was found guilty if obstruction because 1) he didn’t confess to the FBI immediately for something he never did. 2) causing them to go to extra curricular methods to trip him up and making a contradictory statement, which over the years of questioning he inevitably did. Of course a politically motivated special prosecuter and a DC jury where 95% are registered democrats of course he’d get some conviction.

  14. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Trivia details on Robert Mueller and how incestuous DC is.
    1) he was appointed or recommended FBI director by Rod Rosenstein.
    2) AG Ashcroft recused himself from the Valerie Plame CIA case.
    3) James Comey as Deputy Attorney General took over the case and appointed Fitzgerald a Chicago Federal Prosecuter as special counsel.
    4) the FBI and Special Counsel from DAY ONE knew Scooter Libby had nothing what so ever to do with leaking Plames name to Bob Novak.
    5) yet continued for 2.5 years grilling Libby eventually getting obstruction charges against him for an alleged crime he never committed.
    6) nobody was charged even armitage of State for revealing her name.
    7) that’s Muellers Comey’s Rosenstein motis operandi
    8) pulling the same political shit on Trump

  15. https://www.theepochtimes.com/justice-department-declines-to-prosecute-serial-fbi-leaker_2944028.html

    WTF? Unless there is a good reason, like being a prosecution witness in the future, how the hell does the FBI deserve any respect or trust anymore.

    • The perp should have been frog marched into court and made to plead guilty to something. I hope whoever it is was terminated. Leaking will continue if no one is prosecuted.

  16. Nevada Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have seen his state join a growing movement to effectively convert presidential elections to a popular vote system.
    In a Twitter thread explaining his decision, Sisolak said the compact “could diminish the role of smaller states like Nevada in national electoral contests and force Nevada’s electors to side with whoever wins the nationwide popular vote, rather than the candidate Nevadans choose.”
    “In cases like this, where Nevada’s interests could diverge from the interests of large states, I will always stand up for Nevada,” Sisolak said.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/nevada-governor-rejects-effort-to-join-popular-vote-compact/ar-AAC9GUc

    I doubt Sisolak will last long in the Crat Party. They can’t have anyone that actually thinks sometimes.

  17. Considering the last couple years and all the wild accusations and conspiracy theories the Left have been pedaling, I have some questions concerning the 2020 election coming up.

    1. If any country, regardless of status in the US helps one candidate to win, should there be an investigation?
    2. If the Crats nominee wins the Presidency, will collusion with the Liberal media be an issue that should be investigated as some form of conspiracy?
    3. Will we ever see any kind of real justice in DC?
    4. If #3 is NO, should we just isolate it and let it rot 😀 😀 ? This is humor.

  18. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://www.americanbar.org/groups/professional_responsibility/publications/model_rules_of_professional_conduct/rule_3_8_special_responsibilities_of_a_prosecutor/

    Honest and outstanding Robert Mueller should have been disbarred years ago. Especially after knowingly framing 4 men of crimes they fidnt commit to protect Whitey Bolger.

    With yesterday 10 minute statement he added violations in rule 3.8 of the bar association ethics clauses f,g and h

    All lawyer political doublespeak.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I was just reminded by someone from Boston that Andrew Weissmann was also involved as on of Muellers team.

      When all of this became known Janet Reno appointed Durham as special prosecuter. He got the survivors freed, they and their families received $107m in compensation. Durham was limited in pursuing a prosecution of Mueller, by the narrow definition of his appointment. The parole officers in mass, apparently were shocked that Mueller was appointed FBI director within the year of this coming to light.

      Alan Derzwutz (sp) described Mueller ad a zealot.

      I looked this up.

    • Let’s see if I can put this all together. The FBI spied on MLK and recorded him, probably something that isn’t legal. and they release this info. Apparently, MLK liked lots of sex and liked to cuss, and was an adulterer. So what will happen next? NOTHING.

      There will be no outrage, the PC crowd will ignore it as will the Liberal media. Street names will not change and everything will be forgotten in a week.

      If this had come out about, say, Reagan, it would be front page, headline news on every Liberal media outlet and the Left would be screaming to take his name off everything.

      • Stephen K. Trynosky says:

        Yes, I have heard that it is very big news in Britain and there is total blackout of it here.

        Let us ALL remember J. Edgar spied on the direct orders of the AG, Robert Francis Kennedy AKA The Sainted one.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Isn’t one of the Christian tenents “Be fruitful and prosper”?

        Look at it this way, the more kids you have the more gets fed into the pyramid scheme and the two oldsters at the top prosper.

    • Mueller is a deep state hack, and all he did was give the Crats a narrative to endlessly babble about until the 2020 election. They won’t impeach, because then the truth would come out and the Crats don’t want that, having already said that (see Shiff’s comments). Obstruction and impeach will be repeated so often that collusion will be a forgotten accusation. How are people reacting to the Liberal narrative? CNN is losing 10 million a year. Once the pinnacle of cable news, they went Left and are dying a slow death. Maybe the Left should take note of this. Not as many people think as they do despite the foolish claims. Offering Fairies and unicorns don’t win elections, when they do, the people get L.A. and San Francisco along with a whole lot of Venezuela.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        My old High School in LA has 2000 less students today than we had in the late 60’s. The school now is 60% minority students yet there has been little change in the community demographics. The school now ranks 37% for math proficiency against other schools in the State. Over 50% receive free meals. The reading proficiency scores are higher than 50% but the overall college preparedness is well below the 50% mark. The degradation of the LAUSD is massive yet they want more money to fund a failed public education system that is struggling to pay for the last round of teachers union strikes
        Their salaries on average are over $75000. So another huge tax bill is being voted on, instead of trying to cut costs of a bloated upper administration.

        • I just heard the am that there is an exit tax in CA. If you leave the state and then sell your home, they access a tax on the profit. Ben was right, death and taxes.

  19. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/10/americas-top-states-for-business-2018.html

    I’ll take my hayseed swing State any day over either N.Y. or California.

    I’d move to Virginia long before ever considering moving to those two previously mentioned states.

  20. Stephen K. Trynosky says:

    Caught this on the news last night then again today. Now if the MoFo is NOT lying it actually proves that he was eight years of know nothingism.

    https://conservativefighters.org/news/watch-obama-tells-multiple-lies-about-guns-in-the-u-s-to-a-crowd-in-brazil/

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      And of course our former leader dishes on the United States from a foreign country, to a foreign audience. Why the hell should they care? Except, Brazil just showed the door to their liberal socialist. Go speak to Maduro in your deceased buddy’s workers paradise in Venezuela. Use your brilliance to do something about that socialist communist made human tragedies.

  21. Just A Citizen says:

    Great example of CNN pushing a narrative via the headlines. People who go no deeper than the intro paragraph will be spouting about how Mr. Trump trashed another leader and picked on a princess. Read further and you find nothing of significance. Actually one of his better responses to direct questions designed to get him to react.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/31/politics/donald-trump-meghan-markle-nasty-boris-johnson-good-prime-minister/index.html

  22. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Di Blasio really shows his contempt for the poor in his city. He wants to ban on Mondays jot dogs and pricess meats in NYC. Want to make a stand against climate change and save the planet unless we take drastic action we are doomed in 12 years. Deprive a kid from his bologna sandwich. Or street vendors and harried NY’ers on the run a quick dog with the works. Un-american. But his drive to eliminate processed meats is such a short sighted goal. Those processed meats are the pieces that are left over from your RICH cuts of t-bones and porterhouse steaks etc. In other words the whole hog is used. Nothing goes to waste. Salami is a way to preserve meats for future use in the absence of refrigeration. Obviously with an Italian name he’s never set foot in an Italian deli. Along with AOC decrying how bad animal husbandry is detrimental to the environment……have they taken one look at the wasted vegetable products in this country.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      And he’s running for president. But Mathius behind a transplanted Californian and current New York resident would like the votes of New York and the tofu crowd in California run this country and disregard that as he said Fly over country.

  23. Dale A Albrecht says:

    JAC and T-Ray…….question for you two environmental experts.

    Isn’t it counter intuitive and contradictory to demand the elimination of CO2 from our lives, yet CO2 is the very gas that makes plants more healthy and productive in their production of O2 and their fruits for edible consumption. Their roots sequester CO2, so at each planting season that CO2 is re-released back into the atmosphere by tilling or burning. By calling themselves “Green” will not make the world greener but browned due to the plants being starve.

    And after on of the world climate change conferences in DC during Obama’s reign, the head of one of our environmental agencies when asked if REPLANTING forests etc wouldn’t be a goid idea. Her answer wad that idea is rejected because it’s impeachable. I guess not sexy enough and to simple. Plus no profit to the mega donors

    • Yes more CO2 is beneficial to plant life hence agriculture. Satellites are showing the Sub-Saharan region is greening. Agricultural production is up worldwide. We were in fact in a CO2 drought and heading for extinction if the long term downward trend continued. It bottomed out at 210 ppm with extinction levels at 150 ppm. Historically CO2 levels rise a few hundred years after temperature rises. We have had CO2 levels 10x greater than today without catastrophic runaway. The last 20 years have broken the correlation between temperature and CO2. The models which rely on CO2 being a large amplifying factor have all over predicted the last 20 years. While CO2 may play a part in GW, it is not the driving force that is being touted. Estimates that I have seen are they overestimated the feedback factor by a factor of 6.

      Another thing, most nontechnical people think in linear terms. The radiation effect for molecular absorption is logarithmic the same as audio sound. To double the absorption, you must increase the concentration by a factor of 4. Today we are near 430 ppm CO2 from a preindustrial starting point of about 330 ppm. The amount of light absorption/emission has only increased by about 11% not (430-330)/330 = 30% increase in concentration.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Dale

      I will first point out that water is absolutely essential for plant growth. But if you have to much water, it will kill the plants. If you have really, really, really to much water it will kill everything except the fish.

      Your question, or conclusion, has an error in it. While CO2 production can increase plant growth, if we stopped “human” created CO2 it would not stop all plants from growing. The benefits of CO2, in terms of plant growth, would simply return to the pre industrial, read fossil fuel, levels. The cycles would return, theoretically, to that which they were before humans discovered oil and cheap energy, thus allowing the population to explode all over the planet.

      One other key point. All plant growth is dependent on many factors. CO2 availability is just one such factor. Plant growth increases when a limiting factor is below the maximum amount that increases growth. So, CO2 spurred growth could reach a limit when another factor becomes “limiting”. Something like……. nutrients or good soil structure.

      Remember also, that CO2 has not been the ultimate cause of run away warming. Not among the scientists pushing the AGW theory. It was the methane released by warming of the perma frost that would cause the massive increase in temperature. It was NEVER only about CO2.

      You are correct about the Greenies trying to stop the use of planting trees as a Carbon credit mechanism. Fortunately, they lost the debate. Well at least partially. I understand some State programs count planting trees. But the Greenies pushed some shady science to claim that if you cut trees to plant, you get a net INCREASE in CO2.

  24. Ground report for all the haters…not on SUFA, but I’ve seen so many on the internet.

    Yesterday was Get in to Detroit Grand Prix Free Day. This Grandma chooses to not get shot, so I can enjoy my grandkids before they get too old, so I stay outta Detroit. But I have a redneck friend who enjoys the races and she asked me to go down there with her, so I said why not?

    We had to run around a bit because they were not letting autos on to Belle Isle where the race is held, so we had to double back to The RenCen to catch a shuttle, so I got to see quite a bit of downtown. I was amazed how far the area has come. The local news has been hyping Detroit’s comeback for a couple years now. But I saw it first hand yesterday.

    So many of the abandoned buildings have either been torn down and brand new buildings are in place, or the buildings have gotten major facelifts. Several abandoned buildings were fenced off, ready for a remodel. Many new condos and other chic brand new lofts are occupied. Single white female joggers out and about. Millenials out and about on electric scooters. Lots of people in the streets. Everything just seemed so clean and alive. Something I’ve just never seen before down there. And I didn’t feel the least bit unsafe.

    I didn’t venture off into the inner city, but still, it was pretty cool to see Detroit being rebuilt. Thanks Mr Illitch, Dan Gilbert, and Peter Karmanos.

  25. Dale A Albrecht says:

    SUFA’s been kicking around the Electoral College for a while. Whether it should stay as is or change the presidential election process.

    The previous Census is always the basis for representation in the House of Representatives. The US Census figures are based on actual counts of persons dwelling in US residential structures. Those counts include Citizens, non-citizen legal residents, non-citizen long term visitors and “Undocumented immigrants”

    Each State gets House Representsion based on those numbers. Each State has two Senators, period.

    The Electoral College electors are based on those numbers.

    Here is a ranking of State’s with the latest amount of “immigrants”
    1) (D) California
    2) (D) New York
    3) (D) New Jersey
    4) (R) Florida
    5) (D) Nevada
    6) (D) Hawaii
    7) (R) Texas
    8) (D) Massachusetts
    9) (D) Maryland
    10) (D) Illinois
    11) (R) Arizona
    12) (D) Rhode Island
    13) (D) Connecticut
    14) (D) Washington
    15) (D) Virginia

    The State’s that have the greatest risk of losing representation and electoral votes are Democrat controlled States. Several States on the list can be considered swing States, FL, AZ, VA.

    California is spending $100 Million on an outreach program for this up and coming census in 2020. They emphatically object to the “CITIZEN” question being proposed.

    We currently have over 40 million non citizen residents in this country. Over 20% are “Undocumented” ie ILLEGAL.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:
    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      https://www.270towin.com/custom-maps/population-based-electoral-votes

      If the Electoral College electors was based solely on population some states would lose and some states would gain, but the outcome would not have changed.

      Yes, California and New York piss and moan about being under represented. But when between census counts they could have huge increases or decreases in population. In California’s case they’ve become a magnet for undocumented people over the past years based on their policies. Just like Edmond Brown policies back in the 60’s California became a welfare magnet. Show up and you’re on welfare. basically California is padding it’s representational power between the 2010 and 2020 census.

      • The Electoral College is safe, no matter how much the Left whines about it. Their attempted end around will fail miserably, and it’s obvious what they are doing, trying to cheat to win elections. There is a major lack of integrity on the Left, as attested daily by the Liberal media and politicians like Schiff and Nadler.

        I do laugh when I here folks on the Left start talking civil war, Too bad for them that slinging lies don’t win wars. 😀

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Like Jerry Brown’s policy over his last 8 years. Come one come all, legal illegal we want you. The illegal immigration to that state has exploded. Getting more representatives equal more power more money to fund their self inflicted policies. California back in the 60’s didn’t have much of an illegal migration problem that really mattered. The problem was Edmund Brown’s welfare programs. It was a devastating and bankrupting policy. Reagan got elected and the problem got fixed for a few years, until Jerry was elected in the 70’s and reversed many of Reagan’s policies with a return to the good old days resulting in a huge increase in taxes resulting in prop 13 tax revolt. Thing have not gotten better

        • Illegals should not be counted for representation purposes. The whole immigration mess has “Democrat” written all over it. If I were Trump, Blue States would get all of them. I would focus on Red States and send in the ICE army. I would make it very public, telling the media that this is going to happen, ICE is going in to States run by Republican governors and cleaning house by removing ALL illegal aliens. They will flee to Crat States, who want them. They can have them and the cost that goes with them.

    • This is long overdue and it’s nice to see a President with some testicles, unlike the last sissy in the White House.

    • Let’s not forget that Obama said his economy was the new normal and the jobs were not coming back unless Trump has a magic wand.

      This is what Liberal Crat policies will do when they eventually regain power, which they will because, as Mathius puts it, People. Are. Stupid.

  26. https://teapartypac.org/liars-mueller-and-weissman-busted-they-manipulated-flynn-transcript-to-try-to-frame-trump/

    It appears Mueller has learned well from the Liberal media and selectively edited to make something look like wrongdoing when it was not.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Back when this whole Flynn issue started and he was interviewed, not questioned under oath or mirandized as a suspect he said, whatever. No problems. However when Mueller and Weissmann took over they took the same information and decided it was criminal in some way and charged him. Serious stuff, but they only got a guilty plea after, they bankrupt Flynn and told him they’re targeting his family next. Subsequently Flynn has withdrawn his plea as more and more information about the conspiracy of Russian collusion and as it turns out DNC collusion and FBI etc, he’s yet to come to trial. Everything’s been put on hold by the court.

      Weissmann had a long history of hiding exculpatory evidence. Locking people up in solitary confinement on blue collar charges, and getting people to express “opinions” on things they had no involvement in and then charging them with obstruction. He and Mueller were into the same prosecutorial bag of tricks to get Trump. Everything else is a smoke screen.

      If any investigation team and prosecuter with as many conflicts of interest these guys had, everything would have been tossed as inadmissible or tainted.

      Example Mark Fuhrman was one of many in the OJ Simpson trial. He was a good investigator, but was a known bigot and racist. Simpson’s defense team used that one person to taint every piece of evidence.

      • If I was Trump, I’d pardon everyone Mueller and his team charged. I mean everyone of them, including Manafort and Cohen.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Even Schiff is backing off of impeachment. His continual smoke blowing and false accusations of collusion by trump was at the heart of this fiasco. I have the evidence blah blah blah.

      • I’m amazed that so many asshats keep getting reelected. AOC should be no where near the HoR, she is a freaking ignoramus. Schiff is a pathological liar, Johnson from Ga thinks Guam can flip over and Waters is a nutcase.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        The whole premise of Russia collusion by team trumps was falsetto day one and the Feds knew it even back at their initial FISA warrants. What they did was lie by ommissionn. The fact that not ONE of the people snagged or put under surveillance ever were charged with the reasons for the warrants, but by so called obstruction because of some false or contradictory statement as a result of the constant interrogation. Even the Manafort stuff as high profile as it was had nothing, zip nada to do with Trump. They charges all related to tax evasion and activity he did during Obama and Hillary years

        Trump should and rightfully so let Manafort stew in his own pot.

        The Russian stuff of people on the internet smoke. May be true, so what. We had done the same to them and even allies..but even early on the government said they can find no evidence of any vote compromised by the Russian activities. What get swept under the rug is the homegrown fraud like in Detroit etc

        • Why should Manafort stew in his own pot? There have been times when the guilty walked, and they should have walked. Protecting all our rights from illegal persecution should be our first priority. IMHO

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Do this afternoon big headline that an aide to Pelosi spills the beans and they be actually started the impeachment process.

        What new about that? They did everything to derail Trump’s campaign by HRC alluding to Trump Rusdian collusion in a debate and preserve Hillary’s candidacy.
        Once elected kicked in the insurance policy, once inaugurated immediately started calling for his removal by reason of insanity by his cabinet then the in his face investigation by Mueller when all along he knew there was no collusion that didn’t work. Attack his kids, demand 10 years of financial records not just tax returns. When even tax returns are not required by law for a president to do so. He did turn over all records the FEC requires by law. Now they claim obstruction, yet Mueller found no evidence he really did any except by innuendo but then claims just because I couldn’t find any evidence doesn’t mean he didn’t. Here Congress you get him I quit.

        And Pelosi’s

  27. Dale A Albrecht says:

  28. https://www.thenewneo.com

    Very good points!

  29. Just A Citizen says:

    Dale, T-Ray and those who are curious

    A while back I mentioned the Carbon sequestration linked to growing/harvesting Forests. So I thought I would give you something to read regarding one such company’s activities in California. I am pretty sure the “institutional investor” this company manages land for is tied to John Hancock company. Seems Life Insurance companies figured out the returns on timber investment long ago. Now they get added money for not cutting trees they wouldn’t cut anyway.

    https://www.molpus.com/about-us/news/molpus-earns-carbon-project-developer-of-the-year-award-from-california-climate-action-reserve.html

  30. https://www.westernjournal.com/man-planning-sue-liberal-media-outlet-doxxes-reportedly-facebooks-help/

    This poses some questions about one’s expectations of privacy and what is protected and what is not. While the Liberal media petty attack is lame and just shows how petulant many on the Left can be, they should at least know that if they do something like this and are wrong, it’s there asses. This of course is not a bad thing, as one less liberal media site will only serve in the best interest of everyone.

  31. U.S.—Declaring that “the future is female” and that they would “no longer bow to toxic male faux-dominance,” Americans on the left of the political spectrum solemnly vowed Saturday to topple the Patriarchy once and for all by allowing biological males to dominate all women’s sports.

    “The Patriarchy needs to be smashed, women need to be empowered, and men who identify as women need to be active in women’s contact sports!” one Portland LGBT activist told reporters. “Once every single female sport in America is utterly dominated by biological males who identify as women, the criminal hierarchy of men utterly dominating all aspects of life will be broken—this is not hard!”
    “Not allowing men who identify as women to participate in women’s sports is patriarchal oppression, and probably transphobic, or maybe sexist, we think?” she added sternly.
    Questioned about CeCe Telfer—formerly Craig Telfer—the biologically male NCAA runner who went from a ranking of 390th to becoming national champion in one year after identifying as transgender and switching from competing against men to competing against women, the activist said “what CeCe has done is affirming and marvelous.”
    “Crushing the hopes and dreams of females who’ve trained their whole lives only to be suddenly forced to compete against physically superior biological males is the perfect way to uplift women.”

  32. Dale A Albrecht says:
  33. Dale A Albrecht says:
    • I was frustrated with all the attention being mostly on the FBI. Nice that recently there’s more attention given to those who orchestrated this travesty.

  34. Just A Citizen says:

    Yesterday I showed you one timber company’s response to the Greenie movement, in California.

    Today I show you a different kind of response. This time in Oregon.

    https://www.wweek.com/news/2019/05/31/stimson-lumber-announces-its-pulling-timber-jobs-out-of-oregon-in-rebuke-to-new-taxes-and-carbon-caps/

    • Seems like this will be the chosen route most businesses take. What’s the other option, bankruptcies.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      My parents live for a while in the Portland Oregon area (temporary assignment) before heading back to N.Y.. governor McCall was in charge at the time.

      He was having to deal with the same arguments then with the greens and urbanites as are happening today. Except Oregon was very anti immigration if you came from California. Liberals and eco terrorist were flooding to oregon from California. I saw the same transformation in Vermont and Maine, much to their detriment.

    • Tyranny of the majority

  35. Just A Citizen says:

    Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter, etc.. Massively powerful web sites that are trying to control us mentally, economically and politically.

    They are the example that argues against the Anarcho-capitalist view that all commerce should be free of Govt. regulation and control.

    The only argument the Libertarians have left is the extent to which Patten Protection allowed them to become and remain such massively large and powerful companies. Would less restrictive controls on “intellectual property” allowed more competition, and thus reduced the negative impacts we now see? Or would those impacts simply be happening in many more fronts than today?

    • I’m assuming you meant patent protections. Is that the problem, don’t patents run out after a few years?

      • Typically 17 years in the US.

        Go back and watch the movie “I Robot” which is a take off on Asimov. There are other movies that foretell of megacorps ruling trying to rule the world.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      I had daily feeds from several European sites that used FB. The sites were not in any way hateful or proposing or violence in any way. They just were in political opposition to the EU policies that are destroying many cultures. Mysteriously they ALL disappeared and were banned from FB leading up to the EU parliamentary elections. If that is not interference I don’t know what is. The last I heard was FB is a US corporation interfering big time in international elections. The sites themselves still exist and could be individually gotten to on the internet but us difficult if you do not have the specific url. Google searches just had such a hard time finding them.
      The sites are slowly coming back onto FB under different names. But the censors in AD will catch up someday

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        And even with that interference and the politically correct pundits and experts got stuffed in the elections. The long time ruling elites lost their majority. The individual national elections will be coming around again soon.

  36. https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/04/holy-cow-broward-deputy-arrested-charged-felonies-complete-inaction-parkland-shooting/

    Hmmmm, not sure how this will go. He’s morally guilty in my mind. Have to look at the rule book to be sure about legal guilt.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Compare his action or inaction so to speak, against those actions taken by the NYFD on 9/11

      • The one most responsible is the Sheriff. He sets the tone and priorities. I would hope that the parents could sue him for dereliction of duty along with the school superintendent.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Also read that Gov De Santos suspended Broward Co sheriff Israel when he took office.

  37. Just A Citizen says:

    LMAO……………. Can I say it now? I TOLD YA THIS IS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN.

    The STATE just cannot help itself, and one run by Democrats can’t help anyone, unless you get the money they steal from everyone else. Remember the Dim er I mean Dem…ocrat mantra???? We should legalize POT so we can tax it.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/06/04/humboldt-county-marijuana-farmers-regulations-227041

    Still ROTFLMAO

    • One would think, democrats would look at this example and have an epithany!

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      It’s not just the marijuana industry. Back decades ago Pennsylvania passed regulations and requirements that at the time forced dairy farmers to buy seriously expensive equipment from Internationl Harvestor. All under the excuse of quality assurance. My families old centuries old farm, now over 100 years in their ownership, was extremely profitable. In 1969 they shut down. The additional investment would have been over $100000 in ’69 dollars to create a product of lessor quality. Unless they put in these “improvements” the bottling dairy could no longer purchase their raw milk. Which that company admitted to them was superior to anything they receive. But so sorry the LAW says. They shut down. As did most of my uncle’s and cousins in the area. You drive through the area today which was had a huge dairy industry and today most of the farms are abandoned and houses and barns collapsing.

      Now the natural gas industry on the Marcellus shelf is a godsend to those families who kept their land. But states like New York, regulated farmers out if existance and also banned fracking depriving those farmers of another source of income. Unless they install windfarms which destroy property values as a side affect.

  38. Just A Citizen says:

    Who ever created this, and those that posted it, know absolutely NOTHING about Sage Grouse. The real egregious part for me is that they know better. They just choose to IGNORE THE FACTS because it doesn’t suit their agenda.

    https://www.politico.com/gallery/2019/06/03/matt-wuerker-cartoons-june-2019-003184?slide=0

    • I also know nothing about sage grouse. So what are these facts?

      • Just A Citizen says:

        V. Well for starters Crows/ravens are the most impactive. They kill chicks and steal eggs. Both are protected due to migratory bird act. Which also includes Magpies.

        Then there is the fact that States with the bird had recovery plans in place which the Obama admin overruled. It is this politically derived plan which this admi. ha weakened. NOT recovery itself.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but weren’t millions of acres of praire grouse habitat was lost due the the growing of corn on land that had been set aside because it was just plain uneconomical due to a number of environmental conditions requiring huge amounts of fertizers etc. But the government subsidies for the creation of ethynol by the government, a green renewable energy source. Making it profitable to plow that preserved land under. Plus with the heavy use of fertiliser in wstershed lands has contaminated many cities and towns water supplies so much they’re unusable

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Dale

        Not familiar with that. Could be possible but would have been private land,not BLM land.

  39. https://hotair.com/archives/2019/06/04/seattle-liberals-want-city-council-will-deal-homelessness-crime/

    Maybe there is hope, some people are at least starting to see the light.

  40. Dale A Albrecht says:

    I’ve been on this river. The name Black River is very appropriate. It is black. Not from pollution. The water is crystal clear. There last I was there scientists had just discovered these trees. They had just started dating them.

  41. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/

    I love the last few sentences at the end after a description of Comey’s and Muellers errors they made. The sentences are an old Dudley Moore and Peter Cook skit, when Moore says do you think you’ve learned from my mistakes. Cook says, “yes, I think I can repeat them perfectly”

  42. ILLINOIS—Multiple sources confirmed Tuesday that all the signs welcoming visitors to the state of Illinois have been updated to read “Land Where You Can Decapitate An Infant With Impunity.”

    The signs used to display the traditional state slogan, “Land of Lincoln.” But since the state is now on the cusp of allowing abortions all the way up until and through the moment of birth, including the barbaric practice of infant decapitation, state officials said the new slogan is much more fitting.
    “Lincoln probably wouldn’t have been cool with something like this, just like most of humanity except the most pagan of societies in the history of mankind,” said Governor J. B. Pritzker. “So we’re taking his name off our signs and adding the bit about decapitating infants, which is much more in line with our modern values.”
    “To all those desperate mothers who live in backward states that don’t allow this practice, we want to send a message and say your murderous instincts are welcome here.”
    Workers are also going to update the signs periodically with a running tally of how many brutal abortions the state has performed since the bill was signed into law.

  43. NEW YORK, NY—A reporter for The Daily Beast tracked down and doxxed an 11-year-old kid who told a joke about Pelosi at school one time.

    The boy, Aiden Smith, told the joke that made fun of both Pelosi and the president. Smith claimed it was innocent enough.
    “Hey, if Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump are stranded on a desert island, who survives?” he asked his classmates earlier this year. “America! America survives!” he said. His classmates didn’t really know who Pelosi was but laughed anyway because the joke had the ring of humor to it.
    Not so fast, said The Daily Beast reporter Kevin Poulsen. “It was necessary that we track this kid down and try to ruin his life so Americans can see that Russians aren’t responsible for all political humor,” he said, though it wasn’t clear that any Americans actually believed that.
    A tearful Smith begged Poulsen not to publish his information and tell the world that he served detention last year for forgetting to do his homework, but it was too late.
    “You should have thought about that before you told a joke that kind of made fun of a Democrat,” he told the crying boy, shrugging. “Maybe now you’ll learn your lesson.”

  44. Dale A Albrecht says:

    • I listened to that but I never heard, they have to go in, at least not one person alone. I heard it is best if they do. I heard they have plans for two and up to four to go in more safely. But all I heard about one guy is that he should assess the situation. I also heard they began this type of training because Officers were waiting for the swat team. So legally, I’m not seeing a winnable case, at least not against the first guy based on him not going in alone.

  45. Dale A Albrecht says:

    The EU Commission in their analysis of Italy’s over running debt limits is considering fining them €3.4 Billion. Though payments are being made on the debt from the 3rd largest economy in Europe, those payments represent more than what is spent on education. Italy made a serious mistake by giving up their sovereignty and the Lira. My prediction is that when Brexit is completed this fall and very favorable trade deals with the US are made, Italy will soon follow

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      The EU and their regulations had killed more small businesses, especially small family owned businesses that have been around for generations. They just find it impossible to put in place the new rules and afford the lawyers needed

  46. Dale A Albrecht says:

    This is a test for Mathius and the Colonel

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Wrong item copied. It was supposed to be how many churros do you see

  47. The scandal free Presidency?

  48. Dale A Albrecht says:

    A former FBI investigator and now CNN analyst advised Christopher Steele to NOT cooperated with the DOJ investigation. Steele apparently my has agreed to be questioned by Durham in England. Says it could turn into a real car wreck.

  49. If this is true, well, WTF?

    Child abuse is becoming mainstream due to the work of degenerate Democrats.
    (Big League Politics) – A whistle-blowing former public school teacher is sounding the alarm about new middle school sexual education standards in California that sexualize children and teach them dangerous sexual behaviors before the age of adolescence.
    “It’s shocking,” Rebecca Friedrichs, the founder of For Kids & Country, said in an interview with The Christian Post. She spoke of relay races where 10- and 11-year-old girls are trained to put condoms on a prosthetic male erection as the boys watch on.
    Kids as young as 11 years old are trained in how to engage in oral and anal sex and taught to experiment with bisexuality by public school teachers.

    https://www.teaparty.org/whistle-blower-middle-school-curriculum-teaches-10-year-olds-to-do-oral-anal-put-condoms-on-dildos-365941/

    • I said it before and will once again. It is not about equality but ramming their lifestyle down our throats. Acceptance by legislation.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Even 25 years ago in Maine schools around Portland the Jr and sr HS administrators 1) complained that parents did not take enough interest in their child’s life and behavior. 2) but when the parents complain to the board, they’re told they have no say. The schools nurses were handing out condoms to the kids even pre teens. Without informing the parents. When the parents were finding out the board told them , the parents had NO Right to question their policies. Of not notifying the parents

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          Oh….not just condoms for the boys but also taking the girls to doctors for birth control pills. All without parental approval or notification. For underage minors

  50. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mark-penn-christopher-steele-should-be-extradited

    Or Julian Assange. But I still think the Assange charges are to distract from the true intent of getting at the DNC server non investigation by the FBI where they never looked at the servers themselves but parroted the words of the people who were entrusted with its security.. “The Russian did it”

  51. Dale A Albrecht says:

    Beautiful 1st lady.

  52. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10163063227635354&id=95475020353

    I just wonder if Sadie Khan was invited, and if so probably was gagged. The queen has got to be pleased that her nation is driving for its sovereignty and indepence, again instead of getting squashed by their historical enemies France and Germany

  53. Just A Citizen says:

    Back in Nevada for the rest of the week. Hot today but nights must still be cold, given the number of dead rattlers on the highway.

  54. Dale A Albrecht says:

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      The swamp is so deep even the “Creature from the Black lagoon” fears to enter and be drown.

      Clinton and Clapper and Brennen have done more from their position, both in and out of government to undermine the US than Russia ever dreamt possible with their planting of some ads on FB and seeds with Steele. Plus regardless Clinton pushed and pushed Trump to say he’d abide by the election results, yet he is the one after 2.5years refuses to acknowledge she lost by all the rules layed out by our Constitution and is promoting every avenue to change the electoral process without changing the constitution.

      • Look at the return on their investment that Russia got from the FB ads. They spend $100k and we spend $30M and waste 2.5 years, split the country and deepen the divide. The Russians could not have done better if they had coordinated this with the Dems.

        • . The Russians could not have done better if they had coordinated this with the Dems.

          Considering how the Crats project as much as they do, it wouldn’t surprise my one bit if Obama and the Crats did in fact collude with the Russians. They owed Clinton for all that Yellow Cake she let them buy. 30 plus million to look at the wrong side will one day catch up to them.

  55. https://www.theepochtimes.com/house-democrats-approve-amnesty-for-millions-of-illegal-immigrants_2952396.html

    After seeing the circus surrounding this vote on a Bill that stands zero chance of becoming law, I can’t help but to continue to think that these people are mentally ill. Of course, it was only passed for election purposes so they can pander to the open borders cultists.

    • Well, they passed on every opportunity they had to help dreamers because they insisted on pretending they were against a wall. So I suppose they wanted to take the first opportunity they could to declare how much they REALLY, REALLY Care about the dreamers.

      • They are only fooling the gullible Left who are brainwashed daily by the Liberal media. The ratings and financial loses of MSNBC and CNN is the best example of how their BS just isn’t working anymore. They can no longer lie their way into political power, even with the help of their lapdog media whores.

  56. https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/corinne-weaver/2019/06/06/youtube-bows-liberal-media-and-punishes-crowder-others

    It won’t be long that You Tube, Fakebook and Twitter have replacements and they will fade away.

    • This issue poses a question. When the crying Left attacks those they disagree with and it works, is that not the classic definition of defamation if the results are destructive to the attacked?

      • Just A Citizen says:

        I have a better strategy. Youtube is directly causing financial harm to a business in order to support another business which is in competition for information space. Remember, “information” was to be the new economic wonder.

        Well that behavior is a violation of anti-trust laws in my book. Colluding to reduce competition and restrict access for advertisers.

  57. https://www.teaparty.org/esteemed-nsa-whistleblower-bill-binney-says-he-has-evidence-dnc-was-not-hacked-the-mueller-report-and-the-rosenstein-indictment-is-all-based-on-lies-365912/

    T-Ray and I have been saying for a long time that the DNC server was NOT hacked. The Mueller report has ZERO evidence that can confirm that it was, because the server was never inspected by the FBI or any other government agency. Without actual custody of evidence, the evidence is imaginary at best in a prosecution. The Judge is an Obama hack so we will see what happens.

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      This where Julian Assange enters the stage. And blows big holes in the FBI, DNC and Mueller stories

    • Dale A Albrecht says:

      Since when in American courts of law is the defence denied full disclosure of the “facts”And testimony being used against them by prosecuters . Weissmann has a long record of this plus getting defendents tossed immediaty into solitary confinement hamstrnging their ability of providing an adequate defence.especially for nonviolentcrimes. It’s all to break the accused.
      Like in some of the people involved in enron. They were convicted in a lower court and under Weissmann thuggery,had them immefuately thrown into serious federal prisons, without giving any chance to appeal. Like remain free on bail until appeal etc. In these cases 12/14 charges and convictions were overturned on appeal. Again these are for non violent crimes.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        Weissmann has a practice of hiding exculpatory evidence.

        • Dale A Albrecht says:

          an independen special prosecuter and team. Mueller and Weissmann have made a mockery of that statute. Mueller did not get prosecuted by Durham over the false arrest framing and conviction of 4 people to protect Whitey Bolger a serial murderer. Janet Reno placed constraints on Durham. Though he wad able to try and convict the FBI agents involved. Yet Mueller was named FBI director by Bush a month later. He would have been better to have kept Louis Freah who was frustrated as hell with the Clintons blocking investigations and prosecutions of CHINESE spies at Los Alamos. Which was in fact true

  58. MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—A glitch in Google Maps’ navigation feature has been instructing thousands of conservative users to drive off a cliff and die, sources confirmed Wednesday.

    Google apologized for the inconvenience and says it is looking into the “innocent error.”
    “For unknown reasons, our Maps app is telling conservative users to drive off the nearest cliff,” said a Google rep. “It’s really strange. We’ve not seen anything like this before.”
    According to Google, the tech company gathers information on everyone who uses their apps. It builds a profile and labels you based on your religion, preferences, entertainment choices, location, race, gender, and political persuasion. Then, if you’re a conservative, the Google Maps app will tell you to find a precipice or sheer rock face nearby and just barrel right off it.
    At publishing time, Maps programmers had discovered a similar bug that instructed liberal users to ram into the nearest conservative driver’s vehicle and run them off the road.

  59. https://www.thenewneo.com/2019/06/06/d-day-the-75th-anniversary/

    We owe a lot to our military and our allies, past and present. I’d hate to think of the consequences if we had lost.

  60. Charles Milite, the co-founder of the Coffee Shop — where Ocasio-Cortez once worked — has blamed similar increases in the minimum wage in New York for his business’ closure last year. He was forced to fire 130 of Ocasio-Cortez’ former coworkers in August 2018.
    “I know it doesn’t sound like much — $2 an hour,” Milite said last year. “But when you multiply it by 40 hours, by 130 people, it becomes a big number. It was going to increase our monthly payroll $46,000.”
    Before the government-mandated minimum wages closed Milite’s business, The Coffee Shop had been a staple in the neighborhood for 28 years.
    While Ocasio-Cortez lives it up in a luxury apartment in Washington, D.C., her policies have driven her former coworkers and bosses out of a job.
    Now that she has her own employees, she doesn’t want to tip them during big fundraising events.
    And she doesn’t feel safe enough to let those workers question her about it?

  61. Dale A Albrecht says:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/congress-threatens-to-ground-funding-if-the-pentagon-cant-get-more-f-35-parts

    Lockheed always had this problem. Especially in the late 60’s and early 70’s leading to bankruptcy. When the government got fed up with their underbiding, then saying we need MORE money. The government said no more.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      It is looking like the flit is about to hit the shan.

      • Dale A Albrecht says:

        And they’ll not have a protective hat or coat to protect them.

        Remember that Russian female lawyer that Mueller was all het up on about the Trump Tower meeting with Junior. She was sitting right behind Loretta Lynch during testimony to some committee or another about sanctions. She wad here on a special visa by the DOJ..

        This collusion thing had so many tentacles into Obama’s administration an octopus would be jealous

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