Governor Brown To Californians Wildfires are “New Normal”

Posted by Tina

Wildfires are the “new normal” according to Governor Brown, and we’re just going to have to get used to it…obviously Gerry Brown is not a problem solver. But he is a politician and wildfires are valuable political props to be used in furthering the global warming scam. When it comes to the fires burning through our state Brown’s first instinct is to throw his hands in the air and cite man made climate change. Sorry folks but there’s nothing a rational human being can do.

California does face natural conditions that human beings cannot alter. In southern California the Santa Anna winds are a yearly occurrence around this time. They’ve always posed a threat for possible runaway fires following California’s dry summer season. We also face conditions that La Nina and El Nino bring (drought or flood) and these can contribute to fire and other dangers. Lightening fires are also contributing natural occurrences. These conditions are normal. There’s nothing new about them. But we don’t have to add fuel to the fires by being poor managers of our forests! Old Moonbeam is blowing political smoke more damaging than smoke from the fires. It’s truly an injustice to fail the people so spectacularly. The veiled shaming and blatant lies are bad enough but then to tell us we must simply get used to it!

Brown is no leader! He is a politician and political posturing, based on false information backed up by faulty science, is the “new normal” for him and all of America’s Democrat Party elites.

Never fear, help is on the way. The Trump administration is interested in solving problems. Wildfires have been recognized as a major problem deserving of our national government’s attention. Last September Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke directed the heads of the bureaus under him to take more aggressive action in managing our national forests:

“This Administration will take a serious turn from the past and will proactively work to prevent forest fires through aggressive and scientific fuels reduction management to save lives, homes, and wildlife habitat. It is well settled that the steady accumulation and thickening of vegetation in areas that have historically burned at frequent intervals exacerbates fuel conditions and often leads to larger and higher-intensity fires,” said Secretary Zinke. “These fires are more damaging, more costly, and threaten the safety and security of both the public and firefighters. In recent fire reviews, I have heard this described as ‘a new normal.’ It is unacceptable that we should be satisfied with the status quo. We must be innovative and where new authorities are needed, we will work with our colleagues in Congress to craft management solutions that will benefit our public lands for generations to come.” (see Zinke’s full memo at link-scroll down)

California is governed by left politicians who will “resist” these orders, a stupid move when you think about the costly devastation from the most recent fires in SoCal and the wine country areas of California.

Obviously our government can’t prevent all forest fires but the actions ordered by Secretary Zinke can make a big difference if implemented.

Hmmm…we in California might consider put petty criminals to work clearing overgrown brush and dead wood (community service). Or, how about giving the job to capable homeless folks in exchange for room and board…or a tuition account for a trade school? They could earn their way to a new life!

Your thoughts?

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Did CNN Suddenly Wake?

Posted by Tina

Holy Guacamole! A rare thing happened today. CNN, a network that gave President Trump “93% negative coverage” in the first months of his presidency, acknowledged that President Trump has been a “keeper of promises”:

A politician who actually does what he told voters he would do seems almost unfathomable in Washington, a town of broken promises. For Donald Trump, being a president who delivers is especially crucial, since it’s one of the golden keys to his so far unbreakable bond with supporters.

It was just the latest instance of the President obstinately honoring the bumper-sticker vows he made to his ultra-loyal supporters — even those that horrify the political and foreign policy establishment, media critics and allied leaders.

They even provided a list of accomplishments, albeit a somewhat thin list:

Has moved to renegotiate NAFTA
Pulled out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal
Pulled out of the Paris climate accord
Has targeted the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal
Implemented a travel ban targeting countries that are hotbeds of Islamic terrorism
Pushed for harder immigration policies
Strong economy and stock market

They left out…placed Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, Keystone pipeline, returned public lands to Utah, downsized government departments to make them more efficient, made a concerted effort to arrest (and deport) dangerous gang members and criminals, eliminated onerous regulations, opened Alaska to drilling, reclaimed our sovereign rights regarding immigration and refugees, incentivized business people, both foreign and domestic, to invest in America, negotiated with leaders in the ME to have them take the lead against terrorists, and hasn’t been afraid to call out false or misleading stories in the media or shied away from exposing what he thinks is corruption in government. Whew! That’s all in the first year, a year that included several challenging hurricanes and fires.

Trump acts like a leader, not a politician. He’s able to see things big picture. He learns from the mistakes of those who’ve gone before him. He empowers those around him and expects results…quick results. One of the complaints we in flyover country have is that politicians talk and never get anything accomplished. When they do it often does more harm (Obamacare) than good. Trumps approach is in the spirit of the GENERAL welfare. He knows we’re capable of handling the rest at the state, local, and familial level. It’s how our founders envisioned this republic would work. (Of course we’ve done a lot of damage that needs to be undone to put more power in the hands of the people while at the same time supporting those who truly need assistance.

Trump represents a welcome change to the status quo and we are lovin’ it! He said he’d MAGA and he’s keeping his agreement!

Who know what CNN will do from here on. This might be the occassional bone tossed to give them credence, but I welcome it nonetheless.

Source Ryan Saavedra of the Daily Wire…follow the link above.

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Time Mag Person of Year is the “Silence Breakers”

Posted by Tina

There are many more men and women who belong on the “Silence Breakers” list than those you see featured in the photo at left. The list continues to grow. But something else is missing in this celebration of “bravery.”

It’s not that I object to Time Magazine’s choice, they can do as they please. It’s good that this rampant deplorable behavior has finally been exposed. But Time touts the importance of these women coming forward now when it could have been so much sooner:

Social media acted as a powerful accelerant; the hashtag #MeToo has now been used millions of times in at least 85 countries. “I woke up and there were 32,000 replies in 24 hours,” says actor Alyssa Milano, who, after the first Weinstein story broke, helped popularize the phrase coined years before by Tarana Burke. “And I thought, My God, what just happened? I think it’s opening the floodgates.” To imagine Rosa Parks with a Twitter account is to wonder how much faster civil rights might have progressed (emphasis mine).

How much “faster” might the “floodgates” have opened had many of these women come forward when Bill Clinton’s accusers came forward? How “Rosa Parks” would this story have been had the media bothered to believe Clinton’s accusers? How much damage was done during the years that followed because no one bothered to question the character of Bill Clinton in 1992?

Has there been an ounce of compassion from the left for the women Bill Clinton is accused of raping and molesting or is the confession parade now, at least in part, just a ruse? Is it step one in a radical feminist plan to cleans the Democrat Party of it’s indecent players, and hypocrisy, as a means of gaining greater power within the Democrat Party?

Is politics the main driver behind the outrage?

I believe most of the women are sincerely fed up with conditions they’ve endured and were finally emboldened to speak up but I also wouldn’t put it past some to be engaging in a much bigger political game in which they’ve chosen to break a few eggs to make a power omelet. The treatment of Bill’s accusers, both then and now, is an indication that radical feminists continue to be biased against Clinton’s accusers and continue to seek power at their expense to further the feminist agenda.

Will this brave moment alter behaviors or attitudes in future? Will the exploiters clean up their acts? Will the exploited come forward in the moment? I guess we’ll have to wait and see….for now, these women (and men) are #1 on Time’s list of significant people for 2017.

Related (caution, some material explicit):

CNN, “Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign”

NBC, “John Conyers III arrested but not prosecuted in domestic abuse case”

Daily Mail, “Former NBC exec Jeff Zucker who had ‘never heard about of Matt Lauer’s sexual misconduct’ joked about him masturbating and ‘rolled with laughter’ about the ‘C**k of the Rock’s’ sexcapades at explicit 2008 roast”

Telegraph, “‘Terrifying and humiliating’: male models accuse fashion photographer Bruce Weber of sexual harassment”

Posted in Civil Rights, Constitution & The Law, Morals and Ethics, Western Values | 2 Comments

House Voted 364-58 Against Pursuing Impeachment

Posted by Tina

Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green brought an impeachment bill before the House today to disastrous result. Nancy Pelosi and Stenny Hoyer basically told their colleagues to stand down because there was too much the House had to do right now. It couldn’t possibly have anything to do with the fact that Democrats are looking pretty bad themselves right now, from the hypocrisy of the harassment and abuse scandals to the deceptive and corrupt practices tainting the IRS, FBI and Justice, to the partisan enablers in the media…as they say, the optics look bad! Really, really, bad!!

Democrats were talking (screaming) about the impeachment of Trump even before he was inaugurated, demonstrating that hatred and resentment over the loss of what they thought was a certainty, the election of Hillary Clinton as the first woman president, are the motivations behind the impeachment idea. And hate they do. So much so that they invented a scandal (Russian collusion with Trump) to build public hatred and resentment building to public fury that would fuel impeachment and removal from office.

But in the process even more partisan democrat corruption has been revealed…the latest:

…Andrew Weissmann, Mueller’s right-hand man, revealed his membership in the anti-Trump resistance in an email to Sally Yates, then the lead resister. It also happens that Peter Strzok, then a member Mueller’s team, revealed his anti-Trump animus in email exchanges with his lover Lisa Page. Page was also a member of Mueller’s team and likely shared Strzok’s view of Trump.

Weissmann and Strzok are surely the tip of the iceberg. In a town where many conservatives consider Trump hateful and/or corrupt, we can be certain that anti-Trump bias runs deep among Mueller’s Clinton and Obama supporting staffers.

A biased criminal investigation of anyone is unacceptable. A biased criminal investigation of the U.S. president is intolerable.

Sessions recused himself to avoid any accusations of bias. What about the members of Muellers team that are obviously biased, perhaps including Mueller himself? Paul Mirengoff has an idea:

I concur with a friend who says that Rod Rosenstein should direct Mueller to fire everyone on his staff who has made a political contribution or otherwise could be reasonably thought to be a partisan. If Mueller refuses, as he certainly would, Rosenstein should fire Mueller.

Since Rosenstein is also somewhat compromised this might be a smart move on his part:

Rosenstein isn’t completely removed from the case. In fact, department rules call for him to continue to play a role in overseeing Mueller and to review significant moves he might make, like interviewing witnesses or convening a grand jury.

That arrangement is troubling to some lawyers and ethics experts who say it puts Rosenstein in the awkward and arguably conflicted position of overseeing an investigation where he could be an important witness.

Breitbart cited an ABC story in June:

According to ABC, “sources” stated that Rosenstein, the number two man at the Department of Justice, “has privately acknowledged to colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from the matter.”

The DOJ, however, insisted the deputy attorney general’s stance on recusal remains the same. “As the Deputy Attorney General has said numerous times, if there comes a point when he needs to recuse, he will.

Hmmm…doesn’t that sound like he’s saying, “If I’m caught, I’ll recuse?”

It was also in June that Jonathon Turley, a respected liberal lawyer, wrote the following:

The investigation of a sitting American president however must itself be beyond question as to any bias or influence.

Read more on the partisan connections here, here, here, and here.

Meanwhile, the American people continue to win thanks to the efforts of Trump, his excellent administration, and very soon, I believe, even the slow moving Republican Congress.

Democrats should drop their hateful impeachment campaign. Their energies would be better spent cleaning up corruption in their party.

Posted in Constitution & The Law, Government Fraud and Corruption, Media and Communications, Morals and Ethics, Political Intrigue, politics | 3 Comments

Jack Lee Art – Focke Wulf 190, WWII Fighter

Posted by Jack

Just finished another in my aviation series.  This is one of my smaller paintings, 16X20″, acrylic on canvas.  This is a scene of the FW190 making a low pass over a destroyed city.  Note the drifting smoke on the lower left, also the T34 Russian tank, lower right.  In the distant foreground are barrage balloons, a common sight in WWII.  Above center is a formation of German bombers.   All comments are welcome.

Update:  I am putting together a CD of my paintings and submitting to MONCA* for consideration of a display.   Also have one prospect for a showing in January.  More to follow.

.J. Lee – FW190


*Museums of Northern California

PS Does the closest wing look to short?  Ha!  It’s not, measure it.  It’s much longer than the wing in foreground.  It is perfectly to scale.  An optical illusion, that’s all it is.  Same goes for the tail section, it’s spot on.  Does the spinner look tilted up?  That’s due to the swirl pattern, another optical illusion.  I enjoy messing with illusions and have people second guess their eyes! lol


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US Out of UN Migration and Refugee “Global Framework”

Posted by Tina

Ambassador Nikki Haley informed the UN that the United States will not conform to UN mandates on migration and refugees but will instead do what is best for our own country according to our own laws and guidelines:

“America is proud of our immigrant heritage and our longstanding moral leadership in providing support to migrant and refugee populations across the globe … But our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone.”

She said: “We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country. The global approach in the New York declaration is simply not compatible with US sovereignty.”

Applause, applause! Nikki Haley is doing a fantastic job for America and the world at the UN.

Posted in Border Security, Civil Rights, Constitution & The Law, Foreign policy and affairs, Humanity, National Security, Patriotism, Western Values | 1 Comment

FBI Agent Fired from Mueller Probe

Posted by Tina

A “top FBI agent” that worked on the Hillary email scandal investigation and served on the Mueller team looking into Russian interference into the election has been fired. Apparently agent Peter Strzok has been engaging in derogatory, anti-Trump texting for some time. He’s one of the partisan swamp creatures that shielded Hillary Clinton in the email/server scandal and would love to sink President Trump.

It’s about time partisan “servants of the people” were tossed out. The law should be the ONLY thing that guides their investigations.


Wild Panicky Reactions to Senate Version of Tax Bill

Posted by Tina

The Republicans in the Senate (save one) finally pulled themselves together and passed their version of a tax bill that will eventually cross the Presidents desk for signing. The two versions, House and Senate, will now be reconciled and the President should have a bill to sign very soon. Commentary on the Senate version from various camps range from the absurd to the insane. The following two, from a PJ Media article are examples…oh, the drama:

America died tonight. Economic suicide adopted to feed the insatiable greed of donors, who have been refusing to dole out $ to GOP until they got their tax cuts. Voters fooled by propaganda and tribal hatred. Millenials: move away if you can. USA is over. We killed it. – Kurt Eichenwald, senior writer for Newsweek

Mr Eichenwald insults his readers. Does he reall think they will buy the idea that Democrats donors aren’t as” insatiably greedy” as any other donor? Does he expect them to believe that wealthy lefty donors don’t threaten to withold cold hard cash if the democrats don’t perform as expected?

Have right wing donors refused to fill GOP coffers? Probably, but does this idiot think that’s something rich Democrat donors don’t do?

Next he (desperately) insults Trump voters as tribal, meek, haters and dramatically declares the US “over.” He tells millennials to flee…flee!

Was this guy living under a rock while the millennials came of age? Is he unaware of the poor job situation with kids living in their parent’s basements? Did no one bother to inform him that kids were working two and three part time jobs? Did he have his head up his….well…when the young racked up thousands in college loans with few prospect to repay them? Was he asleep when the tiny house concept was born out of desperation?

The economic failures of the Obama administration are epic:

“Obama will end eight years in office without presiding over a thriving economy of the sort America enjoyed in the past. It also suggests that even the mediocre growth of recent years depended on high oil prices, which have collapsed by more than half. This is the bitter fruit of creationist economics, the erroneous belief that government activity can somehow conjure new wealth and value.” -Washington Examiner

“When did Americans decide that 1% or 2% economic growth is acceptable, that puny wage increases are inevitable, and that we should all merely shrug and get used to the country’s diminished expectations? … the first quarter is further evidence of what has been the weakest economic expansion in the postwar era. … All of this continues the slow-or-slower pace of this entire expansion that began nearly seven years ago. Each year has had a similar GDP dip, and growth has never exceeded 2.5% (2010). The American economy hasn’t grown by more than 3% since 2005 (3.3%), the longest such stretch of malaise that we can find in the Bureau of Economic analysis tables going back to 1930. … Faster growth is possible, but it will take better policies.” – Wall Street Journal

“America’s elites have largely given up on growth, and are now distracting themselves with academic musings about ‘secular stagnation.’ … assuming 2.67% RGDP growth for 2016, Obama will leave office having produced an average of 1.55% growth. This would place his presidency fourth from the bottom of the list of 39*, above only those of Herbert Hoover (-5.65%), Andrew Johnson (-0.70%) and Theodore Roosevelt (1.41%).” – Louise Woodhall, Real Clear Markets

Methinks Mr Eichenwald is afraid the people will find out that a robust economy with an abundance of opportunity will follow these tax cuts and wages will rise!

Millennials will win as their prospects improve!

Next in the panic room is Bruce Bartlett, a Reagan economic advisor and Treasury official under G.H.W. Bush, who said on MSNBC Saturday: “It really defies comprehension. Maybe they think that the poor have it so easy that they need to have to pay more taxes to force them to go out and work more. It really — the amazing thing is that people seem to be accepting this so meekly and mildly. It’s really akin to rape. It really is. This is not going to create a single job, believe me.”

Attention Bruce…“the poor” don’t pay income taxes. Some of them are even subsidized through the income tax” system in the form of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

MarketWatch reported in April 2016 that 45% of Americans, or 77.5 million households pay zero income tax. The tax policy under consideration is an income tax policy! The poor will only pay taxes IF their own pay situation vastly improves. You seem to be saying that would be a bad thing. Incredible!

The tax bill is designed to positively grow the economy and expand businesses. It will inevitably create more jobs and greater prosperity for ALL workers. Bartlett’s notion that the poor will be “forced” to “go out and work more” is disingenuous and farcical. The working poor will be thrilled and relieved at the increased opportunity!

For eight long years the left has touted Obama’s job growth. What they fail to mention is that most of the jobs created were part time, low paying jobs that “forced” the working poor to “go out and work more” or drop out of the workforce all together and join the ranks of those who could not find work! Could prospects for the poor have been more dire? Not likely, when you consider that the poverty level under Obama broke a 50 year record with 3 million more children living in poverty.

And Bruce…this tax law is “akin to rape?” Dude, this may be the most desperate statements of all. You should know better than to “go there” in the current atmosphere!

Maybe Bruce is afraid that Reagan’s excellent record (his own legacy) will be surpassed by Trump. Trump has already found ways to increase our economy through foreign investment in America, the prospect of better trade deals, and fewer onerous regulations. The latest upgrade to the fourth quarter GDP put the growth rate at a whopping 3.9%!

Bartlet also said that decreasing taxes on businesses “would only lead to more profits for executives.”

Attention Bruce…profits increase when the economy booms! You know that. So of course profits will rise for Executives. They rose for executives under the left’s tax policies too! The rich know how to protect their wealth and make money.

But those teachers, firemen, police officers and others with retirement plans can check the growth in their pension funds over the last three quarters for an indication of how the ordinary worker/investor will positively benefit from conservative policies that create growth.

Trumps economic vision is already working; tax cuts will give us another major boost!

Putting all of the negativity aside, we’ll have to wait to find out what remains when the two congressional bills are reconciled in the coming days or weeks. A tax bill of this proportion is bound to include things that concern some Americans. But overall, the bill will create a vast improvement in our economy over the restrictive policies of the last ten years when Democrats had control and the rich got rich while the poor got poorer.

America…get ready to be economically Great Again!

Posted in Business and Industry, Liberty, Tax Policy | 25 Comments

Sunday Humor

Posted by Jack

  • Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned?
  • · What if my dog only brings back my ball because he thinks I like throwing it?
  • · If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous?
  • · Which letter is silent in the word “Scent,” the S or the C? (just consider: sent & cent).
  • · Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn’t it be called double V?
  • · Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and It just takes 75-100 years to fully work. Duh, it’s called oxidizing, that’s where rust comes from and why your brain doesn’t work as well when you get old, your memory gets “rusty” – JN)
  • · Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty.
  • · The word “swims” upside down is still “swims”.
  • · Intentionally losing a game of rock, paper, scissors is just as hard as trying to win.
  • · One hundred years ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses.
  • · Your future self is watching you right now through memories.
  • · The doctors that told Stephen Hawking he had two years to live in 1953 are probably dead.
  • · If you replace “W” with “T” in “What, Where and When”, you get the answer to each of them.
  • · Many animals probably need glasses, but nobody knows it.
  • · If you rip a hole in a net, there are actually fewer holes in it than there were before
  • · If 2/2/22 falls on a Tuesday, we’ll just call it “2’s Day”!
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Michael Flynn – No Collusion in “Statement of the Offense”

Posted by Tina

The media today was all abuzz about charges brought against Michael Flynn. Implications were made that the Trump campaign ordered Flynn to do something illegal.

But David French of National Review indicates otherwise in his article, “Offense Statement”:

Moments ago, the special counsel released Michael Flynn’s “Statement of the Offense.” This document lays out Flynn’s crimes in far greater detail than the short “information” released earlier today. It’s important to state this clearly as possible — the statement contains no evidence of collusion with Russia to influence the presidential election. Instead, it amplifies the fact that Flynn apparently lied about contacts that were lawful and appropriate.

Lawful appropriate contacts huh? Sounds like a Scooter Libby indictment could be on the way…while Hillary, Lynch, Holder, Lerner, Rice, et al have escaped jail and the humiliation of a criminal record. The injustice continues to be staggering!

There’s an update to French’s article. Eli Lake at Bloomberg is reporting that jared Kushner is the “very senior member” of the transition team who may have told Flynn to contact “every foreign minister or ambassador from a country on the U.N. Security Council to delay or vote against the resolution” on Israel.

I recommend the article to those who are curious about the Flynn case.