Retired Law Enforcement Guy Has Problem at DMV

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P` WRITES:…Advice to our Law Enforcement brothers and sisters, when seeking California DMV Drivers’ License renewal. Bring ALL documents for `REAL ID.`

Got my Calif DL renewal via mail. It said I have a good record, no accidents or tickets. “Respond at DMV before your birthday, pay $34, take eye test, get new picture and wait for License to come in mail.”

After a FIVE hour encounter at DMV, mission complete❗

Within a weeks time, my new license comes in the mail. Upon review noticed something different. New license says:

“Federal Restrictions Apply”.

What a surprise, I got A Non Documented Alien D-Lic, Calif. Assembly Bill 60, (AB-60) .

Went to my part time job at a Gun Shop. CAL-DOJ/Firearms Division put out a Notice that the new CDL (AB 60 License) IS NOT VALID TO PURCHASE A FIREARM !!!! Also not accepted as a form of ID to board an airline to fly anywhere beginning 2020.?

CAL-DOJ Notice shows clear examples of Federal restricted license and Copies of Real ID.

Call to CAL-DOJ confirms new CDL has these restrictions. I was advised by them to get a “Real ID”. Told That I must respond BACK to DMV, bring in my SS Card, my Birth Certificate and my proof of residence (Car Reg. in my name OK), pay additional fee and get this `Real ID`..

I responded back to DMV. After a 3 hour wait to speak to a supervisor, he says, “CAL-DOJ is wrong.” That “your NEW  Current  AB-60, Federal Restriction ID is good for Gun purchase.” SO I produced tgecCAL-DOJ info bulletin that negates such. AFTER 1 hour of more confusion and head scratching with DMV Management I gave them the CAL-DOJ info bulletin.

Conclusion by these state DMV employees:..”CAL-Dept. of Motor Vehicles and CAL-Department of Justice in conflict with policies”..❓

DMV instructed me to again APPLY to get the “Real ID”, pay $28 dollars more, produce SS card, birth certificate and proof of residence. Told him I had already paid $34 for the license.

DMV Response by new clerk: “sorry no info bulletins are sent out with DLic Renewal…?

Only way to get `Real ID` was to follow their policy of resubmitting.

I provided these items, copies made of all my documents, packet submitted with fingerprint and new picture..

Have to wait to see what arrives in the mail..?

While waiting inside Cal DMV, hours and hours, I noted many small children getting their photos taken, also their AB-60 ID’s. It’s easier to get that ID than renewing my regular, Cal Drivers Lic.!

I’m just a native son of SF, driving since 16, now 61. 34 years wearing a uniform, BADGE & gun. Holy SHIT Batman..! Just doesn’t seem right.! Governor Moonbeam BROWN and the Communist California Legislature got me…❗

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Terrorist Convicted

Posted by Jack

A man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, was sentenced Tuesday to multiple terms of life in prison.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan and lived in New Jersey, injured 30 people when one of his bombs exploded in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on a September night in 2016. A second bomb planted nearby did not detonate.

That blast happened just hours after a small pipe bomb exploded along a Marine Corps road race in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, frightening participants but injuring no one.

The bombings triggered a two-day manhunt that ended in a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey. Rahimi was shot several times but survived.

Adios Ahmad, don’t drop the soap.

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Why Doesn’t the GOP Cut Spending?

by Jack

In the swamp we call Washington, they’ve never heard of making a noble stand simply because it’s the right thing to do. Nope, no way, it’s all about polling, self preservation and personal/partisan advantage. That’s what really matters. Of course the huge cost of running for office, the need to raise campaign money 24/7 and the endless opportunities to take a dive for the money, is a really big problem and contributes to this low moral bar.

In every election that I can remember, the GOP has always spoke so righteously about reform. Every speech echoes with, “We’re rising to preserve our founders idealism.” And that means fiscal responsibility, which is the heart beat of conservatism. However, that is passionately touted only when the GOP is out of power. Once they have duped the voters and regained power, well, all those lofty speeches fade away like yesterday’s news. But why the hypocrisy, how can they be so predictably spineless?

Benjamin Franklin once said, “”When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.” There’s your answer. The GOP might be spineless, but they are not stupid. On the other hand, the democrats practically invented vote buying. They have exploited this flaw in our electorate to win many elections. The GOP knows that the costly gimmies and entitlements through credit can’t go on forever, but nobody on their side wants to be the first to call for a reduction in spending or entitlements. That would be akin to political suicide. Fiscal responsibility sounds great in speeches, but in actual practice it’s doesn’t work. And for that we can thank the voters. So, from a politicians point of view, its better to give the voters what they want and pray the nation’s economy won’t implode until they are out of office.

Thanks to a number of factors too long to list here, the intelligent, logical, informed, hard working, taxpaying people who understand exactly how democracy works best and what kills it, are now in a substantial minority. The piling on of debt has passed the point of being solvable. As a result, the lives of our children and grandchildren will extremely difficult. What sort of government that rises from the ashes will be anyone’s guess. So, enjoy those entitlements while you can and don’t worry about who to vote for, they’re both dragging us in the same direction.

PS According to the PEW poll, in the last 5 years the voters concern over the staggering debt has dropped from 72% to 48%, meanwhile the debt has climbed to over 22 trillion.

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Sanctuary San Francisco – Record Car Burglaries

by Jack

“Vehicle break-ins have continued to soar this year in San Francisco, on top of already epidemic numbers, despite recent efforts by police to stop such crimes with more officers on the street.

Auto break-ins were up in every police district from the start of the year through the end of November, accounting for a 26 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the most recent data provided by the San Francisco Police Department.

At the same time, the rate of arrests for auto break-ins has dropped since last year from just below 2 percent to 1.6 percent. From Jan. 1 to the end of November, San Francisco had 28,395 auto break-ins — about 85 a day — and already more than in any previous full year. The hardest-hit area was the Mission District, where car break-ins have gone up 86 percent from last year. The latest data come after the Police Department decided in September to eliminate its 18-person citywide Patrol Bureau Task Force, instead assigning more officers to foot patrol in hopes of deterring criminals.

The different approach, however, doesn’t appear to be discouraging thieves. At the same time, residents and visitors have become more aggravated. “I feel violated — it’s a helpless feeling,” 55-year-old Matt Dann said after pulling his Toyota pickup with a freshly smashed rear window into Auto Glass Now on Bryant Street in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood….”

Sanctuary San Francisco, has a record number of homeless and a record number of illegal aliens. Both groups are statistically overrepresented in crimes per capita. In addition CA Proposition 47 reduced penalties on a number of crimes including car burglaries from a felony to a misdemeanor. Now San Franciscans are left to ponder, could their be a nexus between these three factors and the spike in certain crimes, like car burglary….Hmmmmm?

Yesterday a 35 year old homeless man was breaking into a car in a S. F. parking garage. The owner’s 4 year Chihuahua (see picture on right) had been locked in the vehicle and attempted to defend his territory when the suspect broke out the car window. The angry attacker grabbed the little black and tan dog named Dunky and hurled him over the ledge from 7th story to his death.

Dunky did not have a chance, said a witnesses who found the dog’s lifeless body. Fortunately, the owners dash cam recorded the entire incident. Police immediately recognized the suspect as Wakeen Best from numerous prior arrests and it was not long before he was in custody. Best was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, burglary tools and violating a court order…all former felonies, but now reduced to misdemeanors by prop 47, which was approved by voters last year.

Nearby in Freemont, police reported a huge 36% jump in car burglaries since the passage of Prop 47 in 2016. Locals describe break-ins as nothing short of epidemic.

In sanctuary CA your chances of being in a violent crime are higher than the national average and in Chico your chances of being a victim of a property crime is 1 in 25, and that is almost twice the national average in 2016.

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Our Bizzare World

by Jack

Can you believe hundreds of people just took part in a Trayvon Martin peace march?  In general terms, I’m all for peace marches, but how does Trayvon Martin become a victim, a martyr for civil rights?

Martin was shot after attacking one George Zimmer.  He knocked Zimmer down and was  pounding his head into the sidewalk when Zimmer shot him.   Martin’s motive; Zimmer was following him, doing a self- styled neighborhood watch due to recent break-ins and this enraged Martin.

An intense investigation by local police and then the Dept. of Justice found Zimmer  shot Martin in self defense…after being attacked.

We should have compassion for his family for their loss, but to try and make this incident into some kind of civil rights case, seems really strange.  Had President Obama not inserted himself into this case and wrongly implied there was some sort of cover up, possibly due to police prejudice against blacks, we would have never heard of this incident and rightly so.  As it turned out, the police acted properly, there was no cover up and Zimmer, (kooky as he may be) was the victim.

So, what’s next, a statue for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo?   We live in a very bizarre world and it’s getting more bizarre by the day.

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Dem Hypocrisy on Parade…Again

Posted by Tina

President Trump was recently mocked for suggesting a military parade:

HuffPo, “Trump Saw A Military Parade In France And Now He Wants One Of His Very Own”

WaPo, “Why a military parade may be Trump’s biggest troll yet”

Democrats are such phonies.

Watch as Senator Chuck Schumer gushes over our military and calls for a parade in their honor in 2014… when Obama was president.

Democrats use people and the hypocrisy they often display shows it. See video here of Dreamer Hilario Yanez claiming Democrats use Dreamers as “pawns.”

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Big Government is Here to Stay

by Jack

From the Washington Post, “Republicans propelled themselves to power in Washington by promising an end to fiscal recklessness. They are now embracing the kind of free spending and budget deficits they once claimed to loathe.

Congress is debating a bipartisan spending deal that would blow through the caps imposed by the 2011 Budget Control Act, unlocking $300 billion in additional spending for the military and domestic programs over the next two years. That comes on top of last year’s $1.5 trillion tax cut package and as the White House prepares to unveil on Monday a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan that would require $200 billion in government funding.

While the White House says it plans to offset that $200 billion through unspecified cuts, none of the other spending is paid for at a time when the nation’s debt already tops $20 trillion.”

We will never escape this debt, never, we’re stuck.  Congress has failed us for the last time, recovery is not possible.

Doesn’t matter who is in charge now, the debt just keeps growing because of a spending addiction and a lack of courage by those in power to say no.   It’s over and you might just as well sit back and enjoy the time remaining before the big collapse, when paper money won’t be worth the cost to print it.

Not a thing Trump can do about it either.  Congress makes the budget and they are completely and utterly irresponsible.  That’s why I say we’re done.  Not sure when it will implode, just know that it will…it’s inevitable.  The GOP was our last hope and they sold us out…. again.  We had about two seconds of sunshine when the Tea Party entered the scene, now their light is out and so are we.


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What Do You Know?

Take this simple quiz and test your knowledge of military aircraft history in WWI:


  1.  This roundel was the symbol for which nation, Russia, France, USA, Germany, England or Poland?
  2. Which country first flew the swastika on their aircraft, Belgium, USA, Germany, England or France?
  3.  Which country invented the machine gun?  France, England, Germany, Russia, Holland or USA?
  4. Lafayette Escadrille was a famous squadron created for pilots from France, Germany, Italy, Russia or USA?
  5.  The red star was the insignia flown first on a plane from which nation?  Germany, England, USA, Poland, Italy, Russia or France.






Answers:  The roundel with a white center belonged to the USA.  The swastika was actually an American Indian symbol for good luck and was first depicted on American planes.  United States (Dr. Hiram Maxim) invented the machine gun, the pat. rights were later sold to Germany.  The British turned it down,  initially declined saying it would waste too much ammunition.  Lafayette Escadrille was a French squadron with American pilots.  The USA was first to adopt the red star.  They changed to the roundel and the USSR/Russians adopted the red star.   USA eventually went to a white star with a red dot in the center.  The dot was changed to dark blue in WW2.

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Interesting Essay Jeff Foxworthy


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Corsair II Painting, “Into the Wind” – Jack Lee Art

18X20, acrylic on canvas, Corsair II

Into the Wind, a Corsair II, by Jack Lee

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