There May Be Hope For Us

April 23, 2018

This has been floating around the internet so if you’ve already seen it never mind. It was supposedly written by a college student and if so it does give some hope. Hat-tip Tea Party Tribune.

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:  We have stuck together since the late 1950’s for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.

Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

–Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

–We don’t like redistributive taxes so you can keep them.

–You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.–Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military.

–We’ll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel.

–We’ll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street.

–You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.

–We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO’s and rednecks.

–We’ll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood

–You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we’ll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.

–You can have the peaceniks and Occupiers. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.

–We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values.

–You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

–We’ll keep the SUV’s, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volt and Leaf you can find.

–You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.

–We’ll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.

–We’ll keep “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The National Anthem.”

–I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute “Imagine”, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”, “Kum Ba Ya” or “We Are the World”.

–We’ll practice trickle down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.

–Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, you might want to pass it along to other like-minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I’ll bet you answer which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.

Sincerely,

A Law Student and an American

P.S. Also, please take Ted Turner, Sean Penn, Martin &Charlie Sheen, Barbara Streisand, &( Hanoi ) Jane Fonda with you, and don’t forget Alec Baldwin, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga.

P.S.S. And you won’t have to press “1” for English when you call our country.

Forward This Every Time You Get It ! Let’s Keep This Going, Maybe Some Of It Will Start Sinking In.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Just Another Public Employee (of the California State College System this time) Exercising Her First Amendment Rights

April 19, 2018

From the DB Daily Update, within a couple of hours of the announcement that former First Lady Barbara Bush had died at the age of 92, Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar issued a tweet celebrating the event. But hey this is just another California public employee expressing their First Amendment rights. Then to add some insult she quipped the following:

“I work as a tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. I will never be fired. I will always have people wanting to hear what I have to say.”

But maybe she isn’t as bullet-proof as she thinks. Shortly after a tweet tirade issuing more insults (she’s a big-mouth Jew-hating Palestinian by the way), Fresno State President Joseph Castro doing damage control issued the following statement about its tenured English professor:

A professor with tenure does not have blanket protection to say and do what they wish,” he said. “We are all held accountable for our actions.”

“Jarrar’s words were “obviously contrary to the core values of our University” but that they “were made as a private citizen. Jarrar is on leave of absence and is not teaching any courses on campus during the current semester”.

School officials also said they were reviewing the tenured professor’s position. Jarrar was slated to be the featured reader at an upcoming literary festival. She had been scheduled to headline LitHop on Saturday but informed organizers this week that she was withdrawing. Most likely for her own safety.

Should she be fired? No, not anymore than Starbucks should be boycotted. These people are ignorant lefty progressives and their constant divisive speech and the victimization culture they promote is progressive alright. It is progressively showing the rest of us how class-less they are. Lars Maischak, another Fresno State lecturer was placed on leave just about a year ago for his “Trump must hang” tweet. Wouldn’t you be pleased if your state taxes as a California resident went toward this constant claptrap? No, I think not. By the way if you want to vastly improve all public education in government schools & universities -end tenure. Who the hell else is guaranteed a job for life? Well, besides federal judges & Supreme Court Justices which is proving to be more and more damaging to our society and the constitution too.

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Re-blog: The Trials & Tribulations of Transgenders

April 16, 2018

Thanks to Peter Skurkiss writing for The American Thinker, for this great article and for providing clear reason why the military should not have transgenders in their ranks, although this may not have been the main thrust of the piece.

In today’s public dialogue, there’s a lot of talk back and forth over the transgender issue. And why not? Transgenderism has been made into a cause celebre by the cultural elite. Many, myself included, view this as part of the ongoing effort by the Left to separate America from God and tradition. For that reason, it is worthwhile to delve a little deeper into the issue than what is normally provided by what is claimed by transgender people themselves.
To begin with, the clinical term for transgenderism is ‘gender dysphoria.’ It is defined as the condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one’s biological sex. The American Psychiatric Association  says this conflict in gender affects people in different ways. There are those who want to express their perceived gender in their behavior, mannerisms and dress. Accordingly, some male-to-female transgenders seem to be satisfied cross-dressing, painting their finger and toe nails and whatnot. Others however, opt to go further with hormone treatments and what is delicately called transition sex-change surgeries.
The Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the bible of the psychiatric community, provides guidelines for diagnosing gender dysphoria for 1) children and 2) adults and adolescents. For the latter, it boils down to a strong desire to be of the other sex and to have society to accept that as so. It is gratifying at least to see that psychiatrists recognize gender dysphoria as a mental disorder.
Unfortunately, the psychiatric treatment for gender dysphoria calls for alleviating the anxiety associated with this mental disorder rather than addressing its core issue. It’s as if a patient thinks he’s a dog, and part of his treatment would be to put a collar on him and give him a few Milk Bone dog biscuits as a reward for good behavior. Yes, that’s an exaggeration, but it illustrates the point.
Current treatment for gender dysphoria is premised on the belief that cosmetic changes will relieve the symptoms and hence cure the disorder. For a male-to-female transition, sex change surgery is called vaginoplasty. This YouTube animated link of the vaginoplasty operation can make men queasy to watch, for it is an extreme re-engineering of the male sex organ. As you can well imagine, this operation is not just complicated; it is also irreversible. For a female-to-male transition, the surgical procedures can be gleaned from this short YouTube animation.
It should not come as a surprise that these radical procedures can lead to many horrific complications and often require follow-up surgeries and many sessions on a psychiatrist’s couch. This link  gives the story of two people going male-to-female, two going the other way, and the post-op problems they’ve had. Take the case of Hunter. Of this male-to-female person, it is written: “Instead of the vagina she had always longed for, Hunter has what she called a ‘fibrous lump between my legs and a colostomy bag.’ Everything she read online and in an information packet, everything her surgeon told her, led her to believe the chances of complications were at best remote.” Or take the case of Gary who went the female-to-male route and now needs two catheters and complains about not being able to pee standing up.
Interestingly, all four of these people aren’t all that sorry about having their surgeries. At most, they seem to regret picking the wrong surgeon. This speaks volumes of the depth of their mental instability.
Transgender genital surgery is dangerous. And for what? It is reported that many of the recipients of genital operations admit to not being cured of their gender dysphoria.
In addition to surgery there is hormone therapy. That is, female-to-male trans people are given testosterone shots while male-to-female ones get estrogen. Both of these hormones are powerful actors in the human body where they affect a myriad of chemical reactions. A normal female will have some testosterone in her and a normal male will have have some estrogen. To be healthy, these hormones must be kept in proper balance for the gender involved. Playing God by monkeying around with hormones is asking for trouble. Perhaps that explains why those undergoing hormone treatment for cosmetic reasons experience high rates of depression, anger and general unhappiness. A traditionalist would say that they people are at war with their bodies.
In an ironic twist further aggravating the situation is the fact that hormone therapy does not lead to much of an appearance change in adults. What research is available on this subject indicates that for it to be effective, the treatment must begin before puberty is reached. For adults, it’s usually too late.
As has often times been noted, all the surgery and hormone treatments in the world cannot change the chromosomal makeup of each of the trillion of cells in a person’s body. For males, the chromosome pair is XY and females it’s XX. Given that fact and the problems in transitioning into another gender with surgery and/or hormone treatments, it is little wonder then that those with gender dysphoria have a 41% rate for suicides or attempted suicides compared with just 4.6% of the general population.
For a particularly enlightening view of the absurdity of transgendering, here’s a story from the Federalist website of one person who tried it while on active military service and his negative views on the matter. Jamie Shupe writes,
“The sex change process is inherently and fatally flawed because even if science eventually proves transgender people are more than the sum of their currently visible and measurable birth biology, this would make them intersex — a mixture of male and female. It would not make transgender persons the complete opposite sex.
Nor should the military be involved in attempting to medically shoehorn trans service members into the opposite sex, something at which they can’t possibly succeed. Because of the ‘at best’ case of mixed male and female biology in this scenario, the transgender person will always be plagued by gender dysphoria. It’s the equivalent of claiming a mixed-race person can be made white or black by a medical treatment.”
Shupe uses a useful term here that I haven’t heard before in describing transgender people — intersex. This implies that these poor souls who undergo sex change surgeries and heavy hormone treatments are neither fish nor fowl. Biologically and scientifically speaking, that is correct.
And ‘poor souls’ also describes many transgender people. These people have a problem (gender dysphoria), and they are being encouraged by powerful cultural forces in society to mutilate and distort their bodies in trying to become something they can’t. Of course, those who are egging them on have their own agenda which is not the best interest of the gender-conflicted. But this is a common tactic of the progressive Left. Causalities on the road to Utopia do not trouble them in the least. As Joe Stalin said, you have the break a few eggs to make an omelet.

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The Census Bureau’s Long History Of Duplicity

April 10, 2018

All the brouhaha over President Trump wanting to add back to the 2020 Census the question about citizenship (Obama took it out in 2010) is just the typical posturing by the left. It’s “racist”, of course and it will result in an inaccurate Census because illegals will be frightened they’ll be rounded up by authorities and deported. Which sounds like a good idea to me! The more things we can do to have people afraid of being here illegally, the better. If we just made e-Verify mandatory instead of voluntary the problem would be half-solved, but back to the Census.

The Constitution provides for proportional representation in the U.S. House of Representatives and the seats in the House are granted based on state population. But what you probably did not know is that they count all people when figuring out if a state is eligible for additional representatives. Just in Southern California, between the Ventura County and the border (as of Feb 2017) there were roughly 1.4 million illegals. This means California (and all states with a sizeable illegal population) are getting more Representatives in the House (and federal dollars) than they should because they count all residents, not just citizens. 

       or, (3) Just walk across the damn border

And please don’t trust the government when they lie to you about their intentions for the use of Census data (or anything else). Under Democratic President Roosevelt over 127,000 United States citizens were imprisoned during World War II and the federal government confiscated millions of dollars in private property from American citizens of Japanese descent under Executive Order 9066. According to the Mises Institute the detentions & property confiscation were among the worst civil liberties violations in modern U.S. history and for 60 years the government lied about their role in this tragedy when they actually provided the Army with a roadmap to where targeted groups (remember they were American citizens!) lived. Bureaucrats & local governments have also used Census replies to launch code enforcement crackdowns on houses that have more residents than local laws permit.

But I do agree with this from an article found on The Hill:  It would be best to minimize Census intrusions for all people, but almost no one in Washington favors that. As long as the feds are going to spend $15 billion ($107 per household) on a data roundup in 2020, they may as well seek information about the legal status of immigrants — part of the equal opportunity hassling of everyone in the land.

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ISIS Was Involved in Las Vegas Massacre!

April 6, 2018

I’m sure many of you are just a confused by the seeming lack of motive in the biggest mass murder in US history (not counting Sept. 11, 2001, of course) as I am. Lack of motive on the part of Stephen Paddock, a big lack of information from the FBI & the Las Vegas Police Dept., and time lines changed multiple times. Why? To protect Islam? What are they hiding & why? I still don’t know, but this story from Laura Loomer, Citizen Journalist is very interesting:

Several members of Congress have recently (this week!) been briefed regarding ISIS’ ties to the Las Vegas shooting. ISIS did claim responsibility soon after the massacre and there are very few cases where this did not turn out to be true. The ISIS connection is further reinforced by the fact that ISIS released a video last year that specifically named Las Vegas as one of their targets for domestic terrorism.

Why does law enforcement and particularly the FBI, keep this stuff from us? And what happened to the hard drive in the shooter’s laptop? Never found. #BuildTheWall!

That’s right, it’s the ISIS flag Stephen Paddock is standing in front of.

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Catch & Release Brought To You By Obama & Friends

April 3, 2018

It’s a catchy phrase, but just what does it mean? “Catch & Release” is not about preserving future fishing populations. It’s another cute way that the Obama administration basically opened our Southern border and sent out the clarion call to all 3rd world countries, “Come on up”. Then we house them, feed them and bestow upon them many privileges not afforded US citizens all at taxpayer expense. They even have activist groups who’ve hired lawyers to defend illegals and teach them what to say to Border Patrol to ensure they are not detained.

Well a “caravan” of illegal immigrants, much like the Muslim migrant hoards swarming into Germany and all over Europe for the last few years, is heading to our border and President Trump is finally putting his foot down. He’s sending the military in to guard our borders he says until the wall is built and our laws are strengthened. He’s using the NAFTA renegotiation as a carrot for Mexico to quit allowing all the immigrants through their country.

The Catch & Release policy has not been stopped and it allows illegal aliens to leave federal custody until their court date, but the backlog is huge and guess what? Most of them disappear in towns and cities all across the country never to be seen again until they turn up in Sanctuary Cities, again protecting illegal aliens in favor of US citizens. They are aided and abetted by bleeding heart liberal groups like Catholic Charities, etc., who place them in your town and mine, nor is this invasion voluntary either. And by the way, why are the libs & RINOs complaining about the cost of the wall? Illegal immigration is costing the US $135 billion/year with a B. It’s gotta change. Do you think anyone else would have the cajones to do it? I don’t.

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I Support The Parkland Students

March 29, 2018

This is another excellent video by Paul Joseph Watson.

I honestly cannot add anything to that, but I will ask you to take a look at the 8 Steps to Topple a Nation, Saul Alinsky’s prescription for socialism. Do you see any of them in play here in the USA? . . . . . like all of them! BTW, Killary wrote her senior thesis at Wellesley College on her idol, Saul Alinsky only upon request by the White House shortly after Bill Clinton was inaugurated, the college agreed to keep the new first lady’s senior thesis hidden from public view.

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