A restaurant find in Los Angeles

September 4, 2018

I can hardly believe it. We only ever come to LA on our way to somewhere else (why would it be anything else, right?). No, actually that’s not true, when my mother was still alive, (dear old Lucky was quite the gal), and before they killed my sister Kelly with chemotherapy over 3 years ago, we did go to Southern California (SoCal) much more. Now it’s just a gateway, an overnighter to regroup before the next leg of a more exotic locale. Santiago, Barcelona & Bueños Aires come to mind.

So on our way to Santiago last February we tried out a Mexican restaurant Mickey must have found online called Paco’s Tacos. It was a short Uber-hop from our hotel and turned out to be great! We went for a late lunch and were kinda surprised that it wasn’t very busy – except for a big long table of policemen. It must have been after a shift change or something. Anyway seeing the cops eat there assured us it would be good and it did not disappoint.

We are on our way through LA this time headed to Washington DC and NYC, and naturally made it a point to visit Paco again. We had to. I mean we just never seem to have any really good Mexican food on the Big Island, not since Bueños Nalo pulled up stakes a long time ago.

Here was my dinner last night, the chili relleño & chicken enchilada combo. Yum!

Mickey had a ginormous burrito with about half an avocado on top. Anyway our waiter Lorenzo & we are all old friends now so I know we’ll hit it on our way home again in a couple weeks. The address is right there on the top photo if you’re ever in the area. I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed!

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

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The war on free enterprise, private property and individuals

September 1, 2018

Private property has served as a cornerstone of our freedom from our very founding. The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable government seizure of private property. “No person shall be deprived of … property, without due process of law.” The U.S. Constitution and nearly every state constitution allows condemnations only for public use. According to TheHill.com, the government had once been restricted from taking private property except when required for the public good, such as building a fort during a time of war.

That protection mostly went down the drain with a Supreme Court ruling in 2005 (Kelo v. City of New London) which severally undermined the protections afforded by the Takings Clause and greatly expanded the government’s power to seize private property when they determined that “economic development” constituted a “public use” that justified the taking of private property through eminent domain. The Kelo case opened the floodgates and eminent domain is now being abused all over the country.

Beware of government planning. It is designed to centralize government’s power and push us into their prescribed little boxes. Learn about “Sustainable development” because it is gaining power in every state and municipality and forcing massive regulations and restrictions on us and the way we choose to live. In the inner cities they routinely bulldoze low-income and ethnic neighborhoods and replace them with glitzy, expensive high-rise condos which the people displaced cannot afford, forcing them into government housing and welfare programs from which there is no escape.

We must stop this assault on American freedom.

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

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Poop patrollers in San Francisco to earn $71,760 /year + benefits = $184,000.

August 26, 2018

This year there have been over 16,000 feces-related complaints lodged with the city of San Francisco which has a homeless population of 7,500 of the city’s total population of 871,000. Mayor London Breed won her election on a promise to clean up the city and she’s been making unannounced walk-thrus of the city’s hard hit neighborhoods. Instead of turning off the running faucet (of homelessness, illegal immigrants roaming the streets of this Sanctuary City) Breed is bragging of how much money the city is spending to clean up this s***hole of a city.

Public Works has a $72.5 million-a-year street cleaning budget. This isn’t Trolley Car ticket stubs blowing into the gutters, this is human feces, needles & syringes and trash. According to Goldwater.com, the costs include $2.8 million for a Hot Spots crew to wash down the camps and remove any biohazards, $2.3 million for street steam cleaners, $3.1 million for the Pit Stop portable toilets, as well as the new $830,977-a-year Poop Patrol to clean up all human waste.

To say that the “government” funds all these matters ignores the reality that it is the San Francisco taxpayer that funds these matters! The big down side to this permissive attitude towards illegal immigration is that it leaves the door open to the bad guys including terrorists, gangs, human traffickers, and drugs smugglers and of course it vastly increases the number of the homeless.

San Francisco is a proud Sanctuary City, home of the Kate Steinle murder by an illegal immigrant deported FIVE times before he shot and killed this innocent 32 yr-old young lady (American citizen) walking with her father in the popular tourist area of Pier 14. We have got to fix these problems and most Americans understand and agree that it is a serious problem. We need to curb illegal immigration by requiring mandatory e-Verify and securing the border. Another big step would be to cut off all funds and government financial assistance to all non-citizens. I know I’m a cruel person, but I’m a realist. Heck if we did only these 2 things, we probably wouldn’t need the wall.

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

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Palestinian Authority’s “Pay-for-Slay” scheme to Continue

August 25, 2018

The Taylor Act was passed just this past March. It was named for the West Point graduate Taylor Force, who served both in Afghanistan & Iraq. Force who was visiting Israel as part of a Vanderbilt University study group when he was he was caught up in a terror attack and killed. The legislation was part of a large (aren’t they all?) bill to stop American economic aid to the Palestinian Authority until the PA changes its laws to cease paying stipends & rewards funneled through the Palestinian Authority Martyr’s Fund to individuals who commit acts of terrorism and to the families of deceased terrorists.

But like everything the government does, there were loopholes for instance the Taylor Act was not to affect the budget that the United States provides to the Palestinian Authority’s security and intelligence forces. But thankfully President Trump has found another source of money going to the Palestinian Authority and has decided to cut more than $200 million for projects in the West Bank and Gaza (hat-tip American Thinker).

The PA and Hamas already suspended talks with the US in the wake of the opening of our Jerusalem embassy, but this additional cut of $$ Trump is using as a way of telling them that their old strategy isn’t working anymore. None the less (from Breitbart.com) the newly appointed head of the PLO Commission of Prisoners vows to continue ensuring that terrorists and their families receive a monthly stipend. One mother of seven terrorist has so far received a staggering $1million through the “Pay-for-Slay” scheme. Obviously the govt is collecting too much from us in taxes if can still waste money like this.

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

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Apple hits trillion dollar value and it ought to scare the crap out of You

August 14, 2018

Last Thursday Apple, the iPhone maker became the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach $1 trillion in valuation. I guess all the millennials and socialists these days who hate capitalism and big corporations ~who all have iPhones, are able to overlook Apple as a villain because they like their products so much. And that’s just the problem. We are being led around by our noses ~whether or not we get them out of our phones or not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re all hooked on technology. But this should scare the crap out of us. Do you think it was coincidence that Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify have taken action against Alex Jones (banning him permanently), all on the same day? Are they in collusion? BTW, these are private companies, so it’s not a 1st Amendment issue. They can do whatever they want. It’s only government that cannot block free speech (though they do it every day). Jones is a conspiracy theorist and pretty far out there sometimes, but why the pile on? Because they can. Alex Jones talked often about The Trilateral Commission. The line between conspiracy and truth is a blurry one. Senator Diane Feinstein (who we just learned had a Chinese spy as a driver for 20 years!) is a longtime member of the Trilateral Commission.

Apple owns more US Treasurys than many major countries and has more cash reserves than the US government, in fact the government is decidedly in the red whereas Apple as of April 2017 showed a Shareholder Equity of +$134 billion. According to CNBC.com if Apple were a foreign country, CEO Apple Tim Cook might have considerable political clout. Ya think?!

Some people are starting to see the danger of these globalist corporations and the future they envision. BTW, none of these big tech companies are conservative or believe in the Constitution. For example Google has listed ‘Nazism’ as the ideology of the California Republican Party.

Patrick Wood is one who does see the danger of these globalists, these technocrats. Technocracy is not a political system, but a system of societal control in order to manage all resources and all consumption. (First Amazon sold books, now they sell and deliver everything -including our food). Google, Apple, Facebook and other giant data hoarding companies are all on the same path. The synchronized shut-down of Alex Jones was a warning sign. When they want to flip the switch on us they can and they will. Facebook, Google and all the rest are surveillance companies rebranded as “Social Media” (Edward Snowden).

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

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Was Ron Paul a mean old man or a good steward of our Constitution??

August 13, 2018

Of course Ron Paul is no longer in Congress (though his son Rand is a Senator) and these discussions took place a few years ago, but it’s good to highlight when some in Congress used to do their job. I heard this on a recent Adam Corolla show podcast. His is the #1 podcast on iTunes, so you may want to check it out.

But I digress. Congressman Paul used to have a sign on his desk that read:

“Don’t steal, the government hates competition.”

Ron Paul voted “No” on awarding Congressional Gold Medals to anyone

Paul voted against awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Mother Teresa all the while extolling her virtues and praising her good works. He has also voted against giving the medal to Rosa Parks, the Pope, Tony Blair, the Dalai Lama, Frank Sinatra, South African President Nelson Mandela, Arnold Palmer, Charles Schultz (creator of the Peanuts cartoon), and untold others. He always voted against awarding the Congressional Medals to anyone and he was usually the lone dissenting vote.

Was Ron Paul just an angry, stingy old man? No he just disapproved of spending government money on such awards.  I don’t know how much gold is actually in these medals, and most are probably bronze these days but that’s not the point. According to Ron Paul Forums, Paul believed that every member of Congress who voted in favor of awarding the Congressional Gold Medal ought to contribute enough money to raise the funds for the medal, since the implied powers of Congress don’t include robbing the American people to pay for feel-good political gestures. Can I get an “Amen”?

He believes in the US Constitution and this spending is not authorized by the Constitution. On C-SPAN he said,

If you’re willing to bend the rules a little bit for seemingly unimportant issues and small amounts of money, you’ll do it for the big issues such as war. So if you want to believe in the Constitution and the Republic, you have to obey and rules and laws all the time. You can’t just pick and choose…”

He swore an oath just like all the rest of them did, so how’d we get where we are today?

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

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Trading a serial sex-offender (Rep. John Conyers) for a Socialist Islamist

August 10, 2018

I’ve been sounding the clarion call trying to alert you all as to the Creeping Sharia going on all around us. Without a Republican opponent, Rashida Tlaib is virtually guaranteed a seat in Congress and now we’ll have the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. She’s an anti-Israel Palestinian, and there was no Republican opponent. How does that happen?) Boy was the RNC asleep at the wheel here or what?

And why are we supposed to so thrilled with the “first” this or that? Didn’t Hillary already wear out that theme thoroughly? Apparently not, so here we have a Socialist Islamist going to Congress representing Michigan replacing Rep. John Conyers, the 89-year-old Democrat who retired in December, citing health reasons. (Yeah, it wasn’t gonna be healthy for him to hang around because of all allegations of sexual misconduct.)

Tlaib received received endorsements from organizations including Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America, the DSA-dominated Our Revolution, the DSA-influenced Justice Democrats, Democracy for America, People for Bernie, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and Arab American Democratic Action Fund, as well as filmmaker Michael Moore (also a DSA member).

Some of her bona fides in Socialism circles include serving on the board of the Detroit-based Sugar Law Center. Named in honor of legendary pro-communist labor lawyer Maurice Sugar, the center is an affiliate of the National Lawyers Guild, a nationwide alliance of leftist lawyers originally established by the Communist Party USA.

According to The Epoch Times, Tlaib is also well connected to the Muslim left, particularly the radical Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). She has attended CAIR events in Michigan and in California.

A Marxist-leaning, pro-Palestine radical is about to enter the U.S. Congress. To which congressional committees might she be appointed? Homeland security? Intelligence? Foreign affairs? Education? Judiciary? If members of Congress had to undergo security background checks to serve on sensitive congressional committees, it’s likely Tlaib would run into all sorts of problems. But we no longer have any checks & balances in our government.

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

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