Best or diverse?

It was approx 1980 or very early 1981 that I first started to realize that government ruins almost everything. I was looking for a better job than evening fry cook at Carl’s Jr and Lockheed in Burbank was looking to fill 50 apprentice positions. My dad worked for Lockheed and found the time and place to take a test to determine if you had the basic knowledge and aptitude for one of these prized positions. I took the test and then had an interview. I then waited to see how I did and what the ranking was. I was excited to be called in for a second interview, but that feeling was short lived. I scored somewhere between 52 an 58 and if memory serves me well, I think it was 52. Now some of the applicants that scored better than I did secured jobs elsewhere which gave me hope that I would actually secure a position as an apprentice which could have meant a salary, in the early 80’s of $20 an hour which was good money back then. Imaging how deflated I was when informed that even though I scored well enough to be hired, that because of government regulation, I would not be hired. That’s right, I am a white male and the government regulation dictated that Lockheed had to hire a certain number of minorities because of government contracts. So Lockheed was forced by government regulation to hire people that did not test as well as others. Best or diverse?
I see many companies now that claim they are diverse. Even my current employer has created and staffed a department to publicize, train (brainwash) and enforce diversity. My employer as well as others, maybe because of fear, espouse diversity instead of best. This is not what Dr. Martin Luther King meant. He said to judge a man by the content of his character and not by the color of his skin. To put it another way, don’t judge a person by appearance, but by who that person is at their core. A company should hire the best person for the job, not someone that ‘looks’ good.
Let us set up a scenerio for you. Let’s say you need surgery. Do you want the ‘best’ doctor to perform the surgery or someone only chosen because they were ‘diverse’? (Kind of like asking Alan Alda to do surgery just because he played Dr Hawkeye Pierce in MASH). If you are in college or a university in a physics class, do you want the best physics instructor or someone who takes every moment to tell you that physics is prejudice because light is white? These same people say that milk is racist because it is white and coffee is racist because black people can’t afford it. Those statements are in themselves racist. To say that milk, that comes from cows as a white liquid as being racist, that is a moronic statement. To say that a hot beverage that is brewed from the coffee bean is racist because it is black or dark brown is a moronic statement. These statements prove that those that utter them are racist and looking for any excuse to spout their hatred.
I grew up in Los Angeles in the 60’s and 70’s. In my opinion, the KKK and the Black panthers are the same, organizations based on hate and destruction.
Now, we are inbroiled in another type of hatred based on seperation. Less than half of 1% of the population of America identify as something other than male or female. The number is actually .4%. That means that we are involved in this ‘diversity war’ because .4% of the population wants more attention than they deserve. And the current administration, the Biden administration is giving them the lions share of attention. Do you really think it is a good idea to give puberty blockers to children and allow them to decide that they are not the gender that they were born? Puberty is a confusing time. You are changing and nature is doing what it has done since the beginning of time.

Look at the members of President Bidens cabinet. Pete Buttigieg is a gay man. His spouse and him adopted a baby. He and his spouse used a government law to take a couple of months to bond with their new child. Not a problem. Pete is in charge of transportation in America. Look at the train derailment in Ohio and the many troubles with the aircraft transportation industry. With him staying at home, now there is a problem. Was he the ‘best’ person for the job or was he hired to fulfill some quota?
The White House press secretary is Karine Jean-Pierre born in Martinique. She is a black lesbian. So what? I could not care less. What I do care about is her ability to do her job. The White House press room is not the place to endorse a TV show just because the President likes it. Simon Ateba, a bonified reporter has been ignored by KJP for over 7 months and kept refusing this reporters serious questions because the administration is ill prepared to answer them. Was KJP the ‘best’ person for the job or was she hired to fulfill some quota?
Ask yourself this question, do you want the ‘best’ or do you want someone simply to fulfill some quota so you can get a pass and say you support inclusion. If you hire the best, you are, in fact, doing what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr espoused to long ago whereas by virtue signaling, you are by its very nature looking at image (color of skin) instead of ability. Best or diverse.

You can’t argue with a bot

You can’t argue with a bot

Elon Musk is one of the richest men in the world today. He did not inheret his money, he earned it by being a bold visionary. He was so rich, he had, what we used to call “eff you money”. When he expressed an interest in purchasing Twitter, the political left went into full panic mode. And after he was forced to over pay for Twitter, the world got to learn the truth about Twitter version 1.0 and how it helped promote a mental moron into the office of the President of the United States of America. Elon looked at what he bought and started making changes to bring it (Twitter) into a state of profitability. So we will call the current company under Elon Musks leadership Twitter 2.0.

It was only after Elon purchased Twitter that I felt comfortable enough to join and watch/monitor/engage in todays political concourse. It was not until today that I experienced what some call Twitter Jail for what the Twitter bot called ‘cyber bullying’. My crime? Well, the thread was discussing Jane Fonda and her early years during the Viet Nam war. She engaged in giving aid and comfort to the enemy during war which is defined as ‘treason’ by:

Article III, Section 3

Treason , sedition mean disloyalty or treachery to one’s country or its government. Treason is any attempt to overthrow the government or impair the well-being of a state to which one owes allegiance; the crime of giving aid or comfort to the enemies of one’s government.

There are photos of Jane Fonda visiting the enemy, putting on the helmet of the enemy, sitting in an anti aircraft gun control chair and even sitting on the barrel of said anti aircraft gun smiling and laughing with the enemy and assuring them that she was one of the many anti war establishment in America at the time. That is a violation of Article III section 3 and is considered treason. I simply stated that her actions were a violation of the constitution and was considered treason. People convicted of treason are to recieve punishment of at least 5 years in prison and could include a punishment of death but instead she was allowed to return home, not be tried for treason and was allowed to earn millions of dollars working in Hollywood while still spreading her lies to the world.

The Twitter ‘bot’ considered my post as cyber bullying and I was instantly logged off of Twitter and informed that I had to delete my post. Once deleted, a timer of 12 hours was initiated before I could log back into Twitter. There was no way to contest my ‘Twitter Jail sentence’.

I do not blame Elon Musk, but the team that programmed the ‘bot’. Elon is not, I repeat NOT a conservative nor a republican. He is a businessman trying to make a flawed company prifitable. But I must ask, where were these ‘bots’ or sub-routines when there were so many ‘cyber bullying’ toward Donald Trump? Or against any right leaning political entity for that matter?

I will wear my sentence with pride as I did nothing wrong but simply state facts. It was not a threat nor was it ‘cyber bullying’. It has made me realize the time wasted on Twitter and continued use was and is a waste of time. So I deleted my post then deleted my account on Twitter. You can argue with a person but you can’t argue with a bot. Ask yourself this question, “how much of my life is controlled by a bot? I don’t wish Elon any ill will, but since Twitter was conceived and maintained with the idea of controlling peoples thoughts, how much time do you give to Twitter? Maybe it is time for you to delete your Twitter, Facebook and TikTok accounts and get back to real social interaction.

I wasn’t there. I did not see it.

I wasn’t there. I did not see it

I have written before about my 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Ide. She gave our class an assignment to write a report about a country. We had to include information about the culture, its politics and form of government, its major imports and exports, the people, its historical significance and what ever else we could research. I was sick on the day the contries were being chosen, so I got the country that was left which was Russia, the USSR. This was back in 1973 so there was no internet, no Google and America was involved is a not so secret ‘cold war’ with Russia. Among the many things I remember was that Pravda was the major news organization that was controlled by the USSR and the Politburo. The people of Russia was only told what the government wanted them to know, known as propaganda.

Fast forward to my college years, and a semester of psychology. Now I only took this class because it was needed toward my degree and thankfully, the teacher was able to actually make the class fun. Did you know that psychologists are hired on at advertising agencies to maximize the impact of commercials to help guide you into wanting the product that they are selling? Think of the cute, happy polar bears that share a Coka-Cola, or, at the time, a very popular actor/comedian smiling and talking about Pudding Pops. Movie theaters make very little money showing a movie. They make their profit on you paying $8 dollars for a tub of popcorn that cost them less than 25 cents or selling you a large Coka-Cola for $6 dollars that cost them 10 cents worth of syrup. So, psychology is being used to control what you buy. Do you really think that Jesus Christ wont love you if you don’t spend all that money for G.I. Joe with the Kung-Fu grip for your son at Christmas? And do you really need to buy the Chevy convertable Corvette to be a man?

So, we are being brainwashed every day much like the citizens of Russia or China. With so many reports now how even our FBI, CIA and the N.I.H. headed up by Dr. Faucci were paying social media platforms like Twitter, Youtube and Facebook to censor the media consumers and only allow certain information to be shared but shut down, shadow ban and out right block ideas that were not to the liking of certain members of government. Doesn’t it sound just as evil as the propaganda of the USSR?

I refer the George Orwells book “1984” many times because it is relevent. In the book, which was a warning not an instruction manual, the controlling government had politispeak, the ‘ministry of truth’ which was code for ‘lies we want you to believe’. Just look at the slogan of Big Brother; war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. Winston Smiths job was to rewrite old newsclippings to make Big Brother look good. He who controls the past, controls the future. If you can brainwash young minds while they are in school, then you have a useful idiot that you can control. Stop and think about that.

We all were shocked, saddened and appalled with the news of the school shooting in Uvalde Texas, or any school shooting but I will use this incident for this example. Now I was not there. I did not see it. I do not personally know anyone that was effected by the incident. Let me just say right now that I am not saying it did not happen, I am only stating the facts. I have to trust the news reports about the shooting. But let me ask you, if a news source is habitually caught lying and distorting the truth to further an agenda, how can it be trusted with anything? If a reported can only be trusted half the time, how can you differentiate between the lies, half truths and truthes? What is the difference between Provda and NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN or even Fox?

Have you heard the story of ‘the boy who cried wolf’? He lied once too often, and when he needed the townspeople to truly believe him, they didn’t and he did not live to regret his foley.

In the movie ‘The Matrix’ the character played by Keanu Reeves is offered a choice between a red pill and a blue pill. The red pill represents an awareness to reality no matter how unpleasant it is, or he could take the blue pill and remain blissful in his ignorance. To know the truth, we must be willing to admit the good and bad. We must demand accountability with our news sources if we are going to believe them. Ronald Reagan once coined the phtase “trust but verify”. That is what my dad did when he asked me if I did my chores, he trusted me, but verified that I had mowed the lawn or not. Pretty hard to fake that.

How long before we demand transperency, truth and accountability? Is it too late for America? For the sake of our children, I pray not.

To tip or not to tip. That is the question

My favorite aunt taught me, at an early age, the difference between a TIP and a gratuity. And I think this is a good time to educate a generation of the difference.
So, to my generation, we weren’t comforted when we were wrong. In little league, you only got a trophy if you were a winner. In school, if in math, you answered the question (2+2=) and if you answered anything other than 4, you got a big red ‘X’ meaning you were wrong. If you were routinely late to work, you would be fired. My generation would turn in school reports that we typed on a typewriter and had to research subjects by reading encyclopedias because there was no internet nor handheld computers that had a phone app on it.
To our countries shame, we have coddled our children into believing that they are owed an easy life and our government is backing that belief, so it is no supprise that the younger generations believe that just by doing their job, they deserve more than a paycheck.
Tip is actually short for T.I.P.S. which is an acronym for ‘To insure prompt service’ which is a type of gratuity given ‘before’ service is rendered. A TIP (or TIPS) would be appropriate to give at an hotel to the consierge or bellboy so if you want extra towels or ice or pillows, they would bring them to you in a timely manor. A gratuity is given after service is rendered as in a ‘sit down restaurant’ and the waiter has made your dining experience pleasurable by making sure your glass is full, you get a new fork if you drop it and you get whatever condiments needed to insure you enjoy your meal. Waiters and waitress’ are paid a lower minimum wage and are encouraged to work for you while dining at that establishment.
Would you tip someone at McDonalds? No! Those employees are paid a different minimum wage, now in some states $15 dollars an hour. (No wonder my quarter pounder has increased 40%). If you goto a food chain hot dog joint, stand in line, place your order and have it given to you, you don’t give a gratuity. Now, if it is a privetly owned hot dog cart, you might be inclined to give him/her a gratuity.
I don’t give a gratuity when I buy a 2×4 from Home Depot or a ream of paper from OfficeMax.
At my local, chain owned donut shop, if you take my money and hand me my bag of donuts, your gratuity is your paycheck. If I do my job, I don’t get a gratuity from my customers, I get a paycheck. And where I live, January 1st marked an increase in the minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. But my salary has not been increased in several years, not even keeping with inflation rates. Food, gas, services and rent has increased and my money is stretched thin as it is. If you keep demanding a gratuity just for doing your job, maybe I will go somewhere else or just do without. I have seen a automated fastfood restaurant. There were a total of 2 people there and all they did was keep the food robots stocked with food. Those robots don’t demand a gratuity, they don’t show up to work late or need to leave early and don’t take maternity leave or sick time nor take vacations. Your job is quickly being replaced with automation because you refuse to work, demand more than what you are due and generally arent worth the $15 per hour. Wake up and see what the long term effects of your actions are. Life is hard. It is harder when you are stupid (John Wayne)

Freedom and risk

Choice is freedom & life is risk

Choice is freedom. Remember, when you were young and your parents finally let you chose what to wear? Before that, you had no choice so your mother did pick out the dorky outfits, but that was OK because your friends also had their mothers pick out the dorky outfits for them too. But finally, you were given the freedom to chose what to wear. Maybe, when your mom or dad went shopping for clothes, they might ask you what you wanted. You may not have been given a choice in underwear or socks, maybe not even shoes, but you may have been given a chance at some influence on your clothes. How about when your dad finally asked you what you wanted at McDonalds. Hamburger or cheeseburger happy meal. That was your parents giving you a chance at freedom to chose.

Our Constitution, the Constitution of the United States of America, clearly states that the citizens have the right to life, liberty and the persuit of happiness. You will note it does not grant the right to be happy, just the persuit of it. It does not grant you the right to succeed, but the right to try and succeed. As a citizen, you have the right to persue happiness as long as you do not interfere with everyone elses right to persue what makes them happy. The right to chose your path to happiness. Many years ago, even Warner Brothers Studios created an animated ‘schoolhouse rock’ style short that educated kids on this. I remember Wille Coyote chasing the roadrunner as the narrator read the right to persue happines but not the guarantee of happiness as the road runner, yet again out smarted the coyote and Wille fell off the roof of the Captal building. I believe that cartoon short has been locked away or destroyed, but it did exist.

In order to control a population, you limit or eliminate choice. Where I live, our governor has decreed that plastic grocery bags are ‘bad for the planet’ so he, and the democratic legislature, passed a bill eliminating statewide, plastic grocery bags. Your only choice now is to pay for paper or buy reusable grocery bags all in the name of becoming more environmentally friendly. Now notice what happened here. Instead of encouraging people to make the choice to use reusable bags to be more environmentally friendly, he, like all the other liberals, decided that he/they knew better than you and took your choice away. That is a sign of socialism, to take away your choices. In California, the governor there, with the aid of a democrat government decread/ made into law that you will not have the choice to purchase an internal combustion (gas or deisel) powered vehicle and force you to buy an electric vehicle. Damn the consequences, they know better than you what is good for you and your family, so, they take away your choice. It does not matter their reasoning for it, the fact remains that the fewer choices you are given, the less free that you are.

This is not what our forefathers envisioned. They could not have possibly known about electric powered cars and handheld computers with the ability to call anyone in the world, they just knew that you have the responsibility to chose what is right for you and your family.

This also means that you must take responsability for your choices. Life is full of risk. There is no Constitutional right to be safe. As we learned, the Constitution states our God Given right to life, liberty (freedom to chose what is best for ourselves) and the persuit of hapiness, but no where is it stated that you have the God given right to be safe and not suffer the consequences of your actions.

When I was in Jr. High School, I was a member of the ‘Sea Cadets’. One summer, my unit was sent to one week active duty. My post was on a 65 foot missle retriever stationed out of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. I had packed my bags to be prepared for a one week deployment and my parents gave me a little bit of money for incidentals. I had to make that little bit of money last. Now I had my billet, a rack or cot on board the boat, my bag with clothes and the Navy provided 3 meals a day but I was on my own for candy, soda, snacks, magazines or whatnots. Now this was a time when a Hershey chocolate bar was about .20 cents, soda was about the same and a Playboy magazine (what, a young boy about 14 years old on a Navy base look at let, alone buy a Playboy? And you’re suprised?) so if I was given $3 to $4 dollars. That was alot of money for my parents to give me, considering the average yearly wage was about $12,000 to $13,000 a year. So if I blew all my money, I was out, no asking dad for more, he wasn’t there. I will spare you the specifics, but after trying to act like an adult, which I was not, and some penny ante poker I learned to sparce out my money. I had to live with the consequences of my actions.

Who thinks that life isn’t filled with consequences? Who believes life isn’ filled with risks? And only an idiot believes that the government is responsible for their safety. Benjamin Franklin said it best when he said “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

The danger today, is that America as it was designed no longer exists. The freedoms that we had just 50 years ago no longer exist. Too many people belive the notion that government is supposed to make life fair. Too many people believe that the roll of government is to take from the rich “who don’t pay their fair share” and redistribute it to those that don’t have as much. People get what they deserve,and as long as people continue to vote for politicians who promise to give them a risk free life, to take from others and give them what they have not earned, who continuously lie about their opponents claiming that they want dirty air and dirty water and that the reason you are poor is because someone else is rich, then that society gets the dictatorship that they deserve.

It was Alexander Frasier Tylor that penned

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.”

Stop and smell the cess pool that is Washington D.C. That isn’t cherry blossoms you smell. When our current president and the dominions of theft grant money from the pockets of the citizens to illegal aliens, who refuse to seal the borders of the United states but give to secure the borders of foreign countries, who send weapons to help the war in Ukrain but take them away from American citizens, and who promises to pay back student loans after people foolishly went into debt for an education that is worthless, then we are already living in the beginnings of an emerging dictatorship. This is the consequences that we deserve for allowing ourselves to belive that restricting choices and allowing government to dictate what is good for us for our safety.

A goverment powerful enough to give you what you didn’t earn is big enough to take away what God himself gave you. Welcome to the Amerika that you voted for. Happy New Year in a free-ish dictatorship of your creation.

Danger Will Robinson, Danger

Danger Will Robinson, Danger

That was the warning that the B9 Environmental Robot from Irwin Allen’s “Lost in Space” would yell out to Will Robinson to alert him of a dangerous condition. I have to admit that I watched alot of movies as a kid and yes, they somewhat helped form my opinions. Will Robinson, played by Bill Mumy, at least had the robot to help warn him of danger.

In Logan’s Run, Logan-5 played by Michael York, had to figure the truth by himself. If he hadn’t had 3 years taken from him by the security computer, he may never tried to figure the truth that the society he lived in was a lie and the people were being controlled. carrousel was a trick perpetrated on the people so they would voluntarily commit suicide without a fight.

In Soylent Green, Detective Thorn, played by Charlton Heston, found out that the government had run out of sources of food for an overcrowded society and was processing people as food for the population in the form of Soylent Green. That society had instituted suicide centers so a person could die in comfort before being processed like sheep for food.

In Westworld, and the subsequent movie Futureworld, Peter Martin, played by Richard Benjamin found out the hard way what happens when technology that is designed for mankinds pleasure can become the greatest danger to our society and in Futureworld, Chuck Browning, played by Peter Fonda, was nearly killed by a duplicate of himself created by Artificial Intelegence bent on destroying mankinds freedom before mankind destroys themselves.

In H. G. Wells ‘The Time Machine’ H. G. Wells, played by Rod Taylor, saw that humans had become two very dangerous creatures. The Warlocks who had become cave dwellers that kept the machines working and the Eloi who had become lazy and childlike taking all for granted and not working for anything. The Eloi had become sheep and the Warlocks had become canibals, feeding of the Eloi.

In ‘The Forbidden Planet’, Dr. Morbius, played by Walter Pidgeon, thought he could control the technology of the Krell and decided not to share the secrets with mankind because they were not ready for it, but the power and technology of the Krell gave form and power to the most dangerous thing known to man, the ID. The ID along with the EGO are part of the humans ‘Super Ego’, and if not controlled will destroy a man.

In ‘THX 1138’, THX, played by Robert Duvall, wanted to break free from a society that forced conformity and homogeneity, where government controls your every move. Government controls who you can marry, who can procreat, where you work and the level of education you can get with no room for freedom of expression or even thought that is not sanctioned by the government.

In George Orwell’s “1984”, Winston Smith, played by John Hurt, was eventually punished/tortued for thought crimes against ‘Big Brother’, who was a government that controlled the subjects through lies and propaganda. Gaslighting people and using dark psychology to manipulate thought.

Ferenheit 451 depicted a society devoid of education. The protaganist Guy Montag, played by Osker Werner, was a fireman, but the firemen of this society burned books as they were deemed dangerous. All books were banned and you were to only get your education from government controlled TV. That wasn’t water being pumped thru the firemans hose but gasoline to help burn books.

In the book “Banker Class”, by Richard Roberts, we find an enforcer named ‘Valentine’ and in that society, The 13 banks controlled every aspect of your life including your job, interest rates for business transactions and you allowed education which was controlled by an artificial intellegent computer called the ‘Guardian’ and there were no books, just your ‘device of worship’ which was a handheld computer monitered by the ‘Gardian’.

All of these movies, books and stories were warnings to mankind. Any government or enforcement agency that manipulates its people, punished free speech or thought, stifles the free expression or creativity of man is evil and should be stopped. Arrest, try, convict and encarcerate those that hurt freedom. We have God Given rights which cannot be taken away by man to life, liberty (freedom) and the pursuit of happiness (but not a guarantee of hapiness) and anyone, any entity or government that seeks to take those rights away need to be punished severely and those attempts quelled immediately and severely.

It has been said before that if you put a frog in hot water, it will immediately jump out, but if you put him in lukewarm water and slowly increase the temp., he will cook but never jump out. I have been alive for many years, long enough to have experienced true freedom and it pains me to see what America has sunk to. So in the words of a great robotprogrammed for our safety says, “Danger America. Danger”. Stop and think what you are no longer allowed to do and ask yourself, “is our government so big that it can not only give me things but take things away.”



I don’t ‘think’ that schools are teaching students of today how to think.

My wife, after noticing that I was in the kitchen and on my way back to the living room asked me to bring her a ‘couple’ of cookies. So, knowing my wife and knowing that, even though she asked for ‘a couple’ I brought her four cookies, not just two. Did I mishear her? Or did I think that she really wanted ‘several’ cookies?

I just bought a smoker for meat. My smoker is big enough for two large pieces of meat, so I put two large chunks of meat in the smoker since I would be using the same amount of wood pellets for one piece of meat as I would for two. Was I ‘thinking’?

I was prepping the washing machine for a load of ‘unmentionables’ and did not have enough for a full load, so I thought my wife might have some to wash also and that might make a full load. Was I thinking?

Students of today are not taught how to think. I have a guy that I work with that is usually a thinking person, but when it comes to former President Trump, he becomes very ignorant. They named it ‘Trump derangement syndrom’. My associate, we’ll call him Sean, is usually a thinking man and, I might respect his opinion at times if he actually ‘thought’ more and hated less. I posted a photo of a Tesla EV car with a windmill mounted on the hood as a ‘California’ EV special. I was making fun of the state of California. You see, the governor of the state of California, Gavin Newsom, passed a law stating that no car with an internal combustion engine could be bought in the state after the year 2035. Making the only car you could buy an EV vehicle. The same week as that announcement, Californians were instructed ‘not’ to charge their EV’s because the electric grid can’t handle the load of charging them. The state has a large number of EV’s, but it is very small number compared to the total number of cars in the state.

Now, a thinking man would see a problem in this instance. Unless the state of California makes changes to strengthen and enlarge the electric grid, you will force a large number of citizens to be stranded, forced to walk or take public transportation. Yet we don’t see the state trying to prepare for the future. My associate, Sean, thinks that all is good. He believes that this is the path to the future and I am just afraid of change. This proves he is not a thinking man. So, if you have accepted the pablum from CNN, NBC, CBS and the NY Times, then stop reading now. Otherwise, you may need to grab your emotional support hamster and go to the nearest cry room because you are not capable of actually ‘thinking’.

My friend Sean said that I am still free to buy whatever I want and that the law passed in California doesn’t effect me. But is he right? First, the governor of California does not have the constitutional right to forbid a type of car from being sold in the state. At least it should be up for a vote by the citizens. Next, that eliminates choice. In a free society, people have a choice. Only socialists eliminate choices. Next, a gas powered car can stop in a gas station and refuel in several minutes whereas an EV takes hours atm. Next, I never said EV’s are bad and I am not preventing others from buying one if that is what you want. The technology has made vast improvements since 1910. Yes, there was an electric vehicle manufactured in 1910 that had a top speed of 25mph and a range of 100 miles. It was called the Detroit Model D Electric, look it up. Now, I have alot of respect for Elon Musk and his Tesla roadster with a top speed of 250 mph and a range of about 600 miles on a charge. But every choice has its limitations. Depending on temperature, charging time is 8.5 to 10 hours. (Tesla model 3) or 14 hours (Tesla model X) and if you need to replace the battery, that will run $10,000 USD or more, not including instalation. Then there is the cost to install a special charging station in your garage as you wont be just plugging in an extention cord to charge it. Then, the strangest thing… where does electricity come from? (Only a public school educated bubble headed moron will say ‘from the wall’. Most electricity is created by fossil fuels (coal, natural gas) and since we can’t build nuclear power plants, wind AND solar represent less than 15% of electricity. The batteries for EV’s can not be fully recycled yet…YET. But they are working on solutions. Like I said, technology is improving, so why not supliment our power needs by utilizing both responsibly?

More thought needs to go into EV’s, but the technology is here. There is a place for it in society. Remember the VCR? My wife and I had to finance our first VCR. Then, the last one we bought was from Walmart for around $50 dollars. It will take time. But the answer is not forcing everyone to buy one, but rather let the free market dictate its place in our society. A new Toyota Prius starts at $25,000 on up. A Tesla model 3 starts at $38,000. Reasonable for the technology in them. And the more genuine demand for them, the more manufacturers will invest in research and developement which will spur innovation.

However, I wont be getting rid of my 1992 Ford F250 HD truck and replacing it with a Tesla anytime soon. I can fill the tank in about 5 minutes. I have a 30 gallon tank with an average of 18 mpg. The truck was not made for hauling 1 or 2 people but for hauling cargo. Trips to the dump, hardware store, nursery for trees and shrubs, and hauling a camper or a boat. Your Toyota Prius wont be used to haul a ton of clean fill dirt for your landscaping needs. It is also impracticle to drive my truck just to drive 5 or 10 miles to work everyday. Your needs will dictate your choices. Don’t you think people should have chices?

Thinking is hard, so is ignorance. Choose your hard. Yes I make fun of EV’s, but only because I can ‘think’ ahead and see the clues. Gas powered cars are not evil and neither are the owners that choose to drive them. The same way that EV owners are not evil. Each serve a purpose. But ask yourself, try a thinking excersize, which will still be driven in 50 years, a Ford Bronco SUV made in 2022 or a Toyota Prius made in 2022? Or maybe, in 50 years they will have perfected Mr. Fusion from ‘Back to the Future’ where a partial can of beer and a banana peal will generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity to power your car. Short of that, screw your feelings. My coffee is stronger than your feelings and I don’t give a flying rats ass about your feelings. Instead of emotions, I think.

How stupid we have allowed ourselves to become

Warning, this article may insult you…I don’t care.

I was recently gifted an old Asaia Honeywell Pentax 35mm camera. I belong to an online social group centered around the ‘submariner’(R) style watch. A fellow member had inherited this camera and did not know what to do with it. After mentioning that I had one very similar to it back in High school (1977) he gifted it to me. It needed a little maintenance around the battery compartment (it used an old lead button battery to power the built in light meter which has become out of production since) and after some simple research, I found a supplier of a replacement alkaline button battery. I also found that Ilford still manufactured 35mm film in my favorite medium, black and white. And now I was ready to take some pictures. A flood of memories came to the surface as I loaded the 35mm film.

As a child, my parents had purchased something big that came in a large cardboard box and, like a child I found that cardboard box to be fuel for my childish imagination. A place to hide from God, a rocketship to a planet of all girls, a clubhouse for me and the inside of a camera. Actually, I was inside of a very simple ‘pinhole’ camera. There was a small hole in the side which was the only light in that dark box. And I noticed my dog ‘Chief’ on the inside wall opposite the hole. I could see the grass, trees and my dog playing in perfect clarity. But the picture was upside down. It was like a projector was playing life in full color but had been set up upside down.

I didn’t know it at the time, but I was actually inside the basis of a camera.

About that time, a breakfast cereal that I liked, I forget which one, has a special deal at that time. If you sent in a certain number of boxtops and a small amount of money, presumably to cover the cost of shipping, they would send you a camera. I remember it was a simple camera that used a film size called 120 and the film came on a large paper covered roll that you loaded. I became the scurge of the house, taking pictures of everything, including a picture of me mother scrubbing the toilet (eww!) The power that I had to capturea moment on film for everyone to see for future reference, and yes, 50+ years later that very picture of my mother scrubbing the toilet still exists much to her dismay.

Then, in Jr High School, I begged my parents for a Minolta Weathermatic A waterproof camera in 110 cartridge film size. And on Christmas, even though ouf family was not rolling in money, I recieved that camera.I had wanted to become an Oceanographer/Marine Biologist and loved to swim. And I got my chance to do what I loved one day at a place called Marineland California. They had an attraction called ‘The Baja Reef’ in which you could don a wetsuit and swim through four seperate areas filled with different types of fish from California rays to colorful Gerabaldi fish. My mothertook me there and I took a whole roll of pictures underwater with that camera, snorkeling down amongst the fishes.

And my interest in photography did not end there, no. I High School, I took photography class and my parents got my a 35mm camera from a pawn shop. An Asaia Honeywell Pentax screw mount camera that I used in two semesters of Photography class. The only computer we had in our cameras was our brain. Some, like me and my camera, had a light meter but you still had to know how to use the light meter, how to set the shutter speed and aperture ring for optimum picture quality.

With the gifting of a camera very similar to the camera I had in 1977, I still knew how to use the settings to take pictures and, with a little refresher course in developing, I can process my own 35mm film negatives. I have a digital single lens reflect camera. It is a Nikon D530, but I ask, while looking at that suprised snapshot of my mother cleaning over 50 years ago and I still have my grandfathers negatives of pictures he tookalmost 90 years ago, I have to wonder if a picture I take with my digital camera will be viewed and/or valued in 50 years? Also, look at the creativity and knowledge lost in the digital age. Anyone can purchase a digital camera that does it all but press the shutter release for you. Now, you dont even need to buy a camera since there is a built in camera in your cell phone. Now everyone feels like they are a photographer.But look at the knowledge lost. I had to leard how a camera works, how to use light like a pain brush to create a moment in time. The lens in my camera is the size of a soupcan compared to the lens of a cell phone. And no matter how good digital photography becomes, it can’t compare to the clarity and versatility of film photography. I have to ask again, in 80 or more years, how many digital pictures will still exist, be viewed and charished as much as the negatives like my grandfather left me? Or the 50+ year old embarasing photo of my mother cleaning.

The digital progress has made us all dumber and more reliant on digital technology. Your cell phone is no longer a tool but a device of worship. How long can you go without your cell phone? When was the last time you looked up something in an actual dictionary or read an actual book? The periodicles of old have been replaced by digital content. Even this blog post is created on an iPad for posting on the internet. How lost would we Americans be if the internet was somehow turned off? Could you survive in a non digital world? How stupid have we allowed ourselves to become?

How do you put out a fire?

How do you fight a fire?

When I was in the 3rd grade, my school had a fireman visit my class. He told us all about basic fire safety and gave us a booklet. When he came back the next day, he gave everyone a quiz. I had read the booklet and learned about the hazard of an electrical octopus. An outlet strip with way too many electrical devices plugged in. I passed the quiz and was granted unofficial Fire Marshal status. My uncle was a fire fighter in San Jose for decades when he retired as a fire captain. Then in Jr High School, I joined the Sea Cadets, kind of like Boy Scouts sponsored by the US Navy. A fire on board a ship is a big deal, so I had to study about fire suppression and fire fighting on board a US Navy Vessel. Now I am not a fire fighter nor a real Fire Marshal, but I do remember what I read when in the Cadets. Do you know the answer? How do you fight a fire? Answer: you have to understand what started the fire before determining the tools you will use to attack. The three things that feed a fire are oxygen, heat and fuel. A simple wood or paper fire and you can use water, CO2, a simple ABC fire extinguisher. An electrical fire requires CO2, Halon ABC extinguisher (a white powder that basically suffocates the fire). Do not use water on a live electrical fire as water and electricity don’t mix well. You also don’t want to use water on a gas fire. (It takes alot of training to be able to do that because gas and water don’t mix and the gas floats on top of the water) Fight fire with fire, water, foam dirt or whatever works. So the basic answer to the question is anything and everything it takes to put out the fire quickly.

So how do you fight communism? Communism, liberalism, progressivism, socialism its all different variations of the same thing. Answer: with everything you got, fair and unfair, whatever it takes to quell the enemy of socialism. We have, in Congress right now, many republicans and conservatives that want to be ‘a kinder gentler’ type of politician. I call them wussies, cowards, milktoasts, mats. Ronald Reagan said it best when he said we need boldness not pastel conservatism. Create a bold contrast to what the left extremists are doing. We needed to see politicians fight back against the lies. The American people were subjected to daily lies perpitrated against a man before he even became president. No one, not even many in the republican party would investigate. So here we are, 6 years later, after a year of campaigning, 4 years of a presidency and nearly 2 years of a failed, feckless, mentally impared administration lead by Joe Biden and the American citizens are now beginning to feel the failure. Gas prices unnecisarily at an all time high, the national average today, May 18, 2022 is over $4.50 per gallon with many areas like California closer to $6.00. Diesel is at around $6.00 to $7.00 per gallon. Limited bread and a major shortage of baby formula. (How can we be experiencing a shortage of baby formula when breast milk is better for our babies?) Beef and poltry shortages and empty food shelves all can be attributed to Joe Biden telling Americans that we as a country can not pump our own oil even though we have over 200 years worth of oil under our feet not to mention the amount of clean burning natural gas that we have available domestically. Higher taxes is driving corporations away after Donald Trump brought many of those corporations back. And Vladimir Putin embolden to attack Ukraine after the monumental failure of the American withdrawl from Afganistan which left billions of high tech weapons to our enemy and many American citizens still trapped behind enemy lines to die at the hands of our enemies. High inflation, high interest rates which will lead to massive unemployment and a real estate crash paralleled only by the great depressionjust a century ago. AND WE DESERVE WHAT WE HAVE because most everyone believed the now proven lies perpatrated over these many years. So much shock and investigation into the January 6th riots, some imprisoned citizens are still awaiting trial all while no one wanted to investigate the hundreds of violent protests by BLM and ANTIFA. No one seems to care about the war on law enforcement and the defund the police groups. Now, at the time of this writing, Denver CO is the worst place to own a car with over 100 cars per day being stolen just in the Denver Metro area. All crimes are up, police are retiring and leaving when they can when we need MORE not less of them. In 2001 we celibrated the bravery of our police and firefighters and promised never to forget the evil that perpitrated America that day, now groups of anarchists chant pigs in a blanket fry them like bacon, throw frozen water bottles and bricks at them and sometime flat out ambush them and murder them. Is this the America you want?

The pattern is clear to those with a brain and are willing to use it. The country is broken and those in power see an opportunity to gain more power. If 2024 sees the election of a conservative president, It is like a skin diver trying to swim upstream while sharks are swimming downstream. That person will have to fix what the democrats in Washington have broken. It took Donald Trump a couple of years to start to fix what was broken and we were rewarded with record employment among all groups, low taxes, low inflation, a growing stock market and economy with restrictions on illegal aliens being a burden to the American taxpayer. It has only taken mr. sippy cup nappy nap Biden less than 2 years to break what Trump did AND break Barrack H Obama’s record of increasing the deficeit all while passing more Presidential fiats than any other president ever. And watching Biden is less exciting than watching grass grow in the desert because he can’t talk coherently, probably from advanced dimentia.

Our country is on fire. How do you put out the fire? With everything you got, fair and unfair.

How do democrats view women?

How do democrats view woman?

Prominate democrates can not identify or define what a woman is, so how can they have any reasonable views to effect laws that effect them? I leaned before kindergarten the difference between girls and boys. That difference still holds true today. A woman has internal plumbing where boys have external plumbing. Scietifically, a female has XX chromosomes where males have the XY chromosomes. The chromosomes are encoded in the DNA at the moment of conception. (Because I know this, am I smarter than the democrats that can’t define a woman?). So these so called defenders of what they can’t define are up in arms over abortion rights, however they claim women have fewer rights than men. Really? The ultimate right to life is being denied to women by another woman. Science, true real science recognizes that abortion ends the life of a viable baby. In New York, the mother can opt to have an abortion AFTER THE BABY HAS BEEN BORN. The dictionary defines that as infanticide.


1: The act of killing an infant.

2: The practice of killing newborn infants.

3: One who kills an infant.

The average ratio of men to women is about 50/50 worldwide, so that equates to 50% of abortions kills a viable woman. How can you claim to be the arbiter of womens rights when you clearly support the murder of women before they have the right to a life? How can they claim to know what is right for a woman when they can’t define what one is?

So, lets look at what will actually happen if the supreme court reverses Roe v Wade. The subject of abortion will be sent back to the states as a state right issue as there IS NO CONSITUTIONAL RIGHT TO A TAXPAYER FUNDED ABORTION. These same democrats claim that women that want an abortion will have to travel to a state that allows said abortion, but these democrats are busing illegal aliens to other states and expecting those states taxpayers to pay for and support these law breaking immigrants. (Isn’t it already against the law to assist people in breaking the law? So isn’t the democrats assisting and thereby supporting the breaking of Federal laws against illegal alien imigration?)

Protecting womens rights? When they support a man who that day identifys as a woman to participate in womens sports and win against real women, how is that supporting womens rights? (What if I, as a biological man, claim to identify as a woman and therefore have a right to go into a female locker room just to be able to see nude or semi nude women. Should I have the right to do that?)

It is what the liberals always do. Claim to help the very people that they hurt and wrap it up in emotionally charged rhetoric.

Example, the war on poverty has only increased the number of dependants on government. The war on drugs has only increased the number of people in prison for drug crimes. I call it the war on imigration has only encouraged millions of illegal aliens ( that is the proper legal term as the first act of an illegal alien is to break our countries soveignty law and they are an alien who did not enter this country legally)

And dont forget the war on the Constitution in which liberals must chip away at in order to secretly make you more dependant on government by persuading you to give up your constitutional rights given to you by God, not by man.

Scientific fact: an abortion stops a beating heart. To knowingly and purposefully stop a beating heart is murder. By making it a psuedo right, taxpayers fund it. Besides, if the Supreme court reverses Row v Wade, it will NOT mean abortions are made illegal. What will happen is what should have happened so many years ago…it becomes a States issue and not a Federal one. It means that states like New York will still allow infanticide by killing a baby after birth, Colorado passed similar legislation allowing abortion well after the first, second and well into the third trimester and Texas can say that once there is a heartbeat, you can’t kill the baby.

Dont become blinded by emotion but use reason to see the truth. That is the difference between a sheep and a person.