Defund the DOJ & the Dept. of Education

School boards across our country seem to be in a tiff because parents are finally attending their meetings and questioning their policies and judgements. Americans are finally aroused to the point of caring what goes on. Traditionally, school board meetings are poorly attended, but the recent COVID-19 mask mandate for kids has struck a nerve. Mothers are upset, and the law of nature intuitively means a mother must strike out to protect her young. For example just see what happens when a hiker comes across a bear cub. Instinctively the mother bear will lash out to protect her cub. Many times the hiker becomes bear food. The same holds true for mothers at school board meetings. The problem I have with this is that the school board is made up of mothers and fathers from the same school that the complaining mothers are from. I don’t believe that when I run for the school board and am selected that I automatically begin to propose stupid policies like wearing masks during school. No, they are merely implementing US Government policy to protect the money they get from Uncle. School boards are not smart enough on their own to begin implementing federal policies, they are coached by School superintendents, and principals. God forbid a local school district would have the temerity to stand up to Uncle and go against his almighty word and be denied their federal due. That would mean the school administrators would have to do their job and learn to live within the means by cutting costs. What a novel idea that is.

Uncle is so upset with this backlash that he has ordered the Department of Justice to proclaim Mothers protecting their young to be Domestic Terrorists. I agree they are riled up to the point that they will terrorize the biggest, meanest, nastiest, Seal Team 6 on planet earth as is their God given instinct to do. All I can say is thank God that Merritt Garland, our current Attorney General, was not accepted as a Supreme Court Judge. Had he been seated our entire system of government would have become lopsided and ruled by stupid progressive democrats. As such he is now bowing to the dictates of Sleepy Uncle Joe in order to accelerate the demise of our nation. Instead he should be looking at who to prosecute for violating federal laws.

My current nominees for defunding are both the Department of Justice for even entertaining this notion of declaring angry mothers who protest at school board meetings as domestic terrorists. Evidently, democrats and progressives can’t take backlash to ideas that stink. Instead of realizing that they should revise their mandates they instead want to kill the messengers. They are as angry as they are because the almighty school boards would look down upon anything less, and dismiss the protestor as a weirdo. Wake up people this protest is no different than the original tea party was in Boston Harbor. They really mean what they say, and when they say they are coming for you they mean at the ballot box or in a recall, or maybe a peaceful picketing of your house.

My second nominee is the Department of Education for spreading the policy of Critical Race Theory in our schools. CRT is communism in a new dress, or lipstick on a pig. Moving our kids into this direction is moving the world backwards toward Joe Stalin. It is my opinion that the entire Department of Education should be disbanded and defunded forever. With stinking thinking like CRT they do not belong in our government. If I were in charge I would have the entire Biden administration lined up against a post in the Rose Garden and put out of their misery. If living in our country is so bad that they must preach division and racism setting us back a hundred years then they must only be miserable and we would be merciful to end it for them.

I am not a black person so I can’t understand what systemic racism means. Before I begin preaching that all black lives don’t matter I would benefit from an education by black people to define what the term systemic racism means and just how it affects them. All I currently know is that I have black friends whom I treat as I do myself, and I abhor blacks who think I owe them something and who will kill me for the fun of it. If that is systemic racism then I am guilty of it.

DEFUND the DOJ & the DOE

Defund the IRS

I keep hearing the spin about the over three trillion dollars bill that will not cost us a cent. Perhaps it is the Democrat version of new math, but what it means to me is that we the people will be taxed beyond our wildest dreams. Oh yes, we will hear the spin masters claim that they will only tax the rich and we the people will not be affected. I did the math about ten years ago when this same type of talk was going on, and the answer is there are not enough rich people to tax that much. In fact my math told me that even if we take all the money away from the rich there will not be enough to feed voracious appetite of our government. This new bill will swallow the rich as though they were a drop of water. One question I ask is why does the bill need money for the IRS when it is not going to cost us a cent? The IRS is currently collecting record amounts of revenue with the meager staff of 93,000. I’d say that if they were as good as Amazon we would need less then a third of the people they currently employ. Modern technology is certainly capable of making the IRS more efficient than it is.

Another scary part of this trillion dollar beauty is the part about giving the IRS the responsibility to look into our private bank accounts to make certain that we the people don’t fall into the rich territory. They portend to see all of our statement charges of $600 or more. I contend that that amount is getting into our wallets for sure. Recently I almost had a stroke at the checkout counter of my local grocery store when the bill came in at $350. Sure we bought many items that were big dollar items and we were restocking our pantry but that was inflation striking me in the heart, and that was before we had officially recognized that inflation is happening. Now that prices are skyrocketing I fear going shopping for anything. I am considering buying a new smart TV which will no doubt cost me over $600 dollars. As inflation continues to rise, how much sense does it make to report grocery bills that exceed $600? Somehow reporting that to the IRS doesn’t make sense to me except they want to know just how much I spend so they can then squeeze me harder.

The bill started as an effort to fix our aging infrastructure, like roads and bridges. It was my contention back during the Obama years that he could have replaced every bridge and road in America with the shovel ready stimulus package he lobbied for and got. It has been several years since then and I haven’t seen any bridges being replaced in my solid blue state. The infrastructure portion of the bill is less than a trillion dollars, the remainder is pure graft. I can rationalize infrastructure as an investment in the country which would benefit our economy, but the remainder smacks of under the counter pay-off money for politicians to squander.

Here is my recommendation: Instead of supporting the increasing murder rates across the country by defunding the police, I opt that we defund the IRS instead. The money we save can come back into our empty pockets to spend on things we want and not on the things our politicians think we need. Never has any Alderman, State Representative, Congressman, Senator or local Village trustee ever asked me what I needed or desired. Yet, each year they continue to raise the taxes to pay for what? Nobody ever looks at the city ledger to determine how they can reduce the budget, but they always spend any surplus and ask for more.

While I’m at it I also recommend we defund Education. Why do we continue to pay for poor performance in inner city schools, and for teaching the communist way? At the rate America is going we won’t need any college educated kids to be picking up our trash or cutting our lawns. So why do we continue to pay colleges for professors that spread socialism to making our problems worse?

This post is way too long and I am rambling wildly about how bad things are when I should be cooking my supper. The idea of eating supper is more appealing than getting all fired up about the sorry state of our union. I can do something about supper, but I can’t do anything about the union.

Our Liberty is Vanishing Exponentially

Surprise, surprise, this morning I started on my daily walk and about ten minutes out a very sharp and mysterious pain began in my right leg. It felt like I pulled a muscle or tendon. It took me twenty minutes to return. Old age is not something for the weak. I massaged the muscle and applied some Salonpas to get some relief. It didn’t really work. Then it occurred to me that this is probably a blood clot and I’m in for a new life. I applied an ice pack and sat down to read the news. The news didn’t make me feel any better. It merely re-enforced my belief that I should be living as a hermit in the deep woods far away from people. Ever since I quit writing rants about politics my life has been much better, but now this pain is making me think again.

I keep thinking that maybe I should move to one of the countries that people are leaving to get into the USA. The population is dwindling in those countries and there should be some real estate available now that the owners are headed here. The problem is that I like it here, and in fact I like my life here. Another country, no matter how civilized or developed it is would probably not suite me since I am too old to change and accept a new culture of what ever country I decide to escape to. My friends often ask me why I stay in Illinois, specifically, so close to Chicago. I don’t have a good answer except all my friends are here, but even my family is split about the country. So, it doesn’t really matter where I live.

I prefer a warm climate to a cold one so I’d probably head to Arizona and not Alaska. Except that Arizona is a hot bed for border crossers, and I am partial to the color green. In order to live in Arizona one must love the color brown. As the United States populates, the frontiers are becoming more sparse. I remember my first cross country trip in 1962 when the space between towns seemed endless and the towns were just that, towns, more like tiny villages. The same trip today is much different in that the towns are often cities and the space between them is populated with suburbia. Only the miles remain the same. Shopping centers are found in every population center and the names of the stores are all the same giving them all the look of home. With all the similarities across the country why would anyone want to leave the comfort of their native town. TAXES are one reason for leaving. At my age and with my bank account, and inflation raising prices beyond affordability I am looking for ways to stretch my dollars. I am one who abhors paying government money for things I can do for myself and better too. With so many towns across the country they all want the same life style. They all want fire protection, police protection, great roads, street signs, street lights, garbage pick up, clean water libraries, schools, internet, and malls with stores. In order to get all that the tiny governments raise taxes to pay for them. Then what happens is the government keeps hiring more people to work on these goodies. Little towns soon have a police force with thirty cops and full time fire department. The neighboring town buys an armored vehicle for thier police force so all their neighbors want one too. Schools all have to have air conditioning and gymnasiums, football fields, and buses. Many towns remain small in population but their budgets climb and keep climbing as the population keeps getting their pockets picked. The village government which ran out of a small three bedroom house now needs to be expanded and before we know it there is a Taj Ma Village Hall built to house the Mayor’s office.

As the population of the small town grows our liberties begin to vanish. For instance, I want to put a picket fence around my yard, but I can’t without a building permit. I want to raise chickens but can’t because there is an ordnance against it. I want to rent my house through AIrBNB but can’t because there is a new ordnance against it. I want to put a sign in my front yard advertising my home based business but learn that I can’t because there is a ten page ordnance against signs of any kind. My men’s club wants to hold a raffle to raise money for a cause, but I need to get a raffle permit and buy a bond to insure the winner will get the prize. The Church Ladies Club wants to hold a regular bingo game to raise money for the missions, and they are required to get a permit to operate a gambling parlor. Worse yet the Ladies have to pay a percentage of the take on their bingo game. The list of freedoms lost is seemingly endless and we are losing more and more freedom exponentially. The problem is these freedoms are seemingly tiny, and don’t really matter, but they add up and sneak into our lives making life more and more regulated. What happened to the days when we could do all these things freely and without concern that the local police will come and shut us down. Now I understand why reality TV programs that revolve around people who live off the grid in remote areas are so popular.

Telluride, Colorado small town with aerial high angle bird’s eye view of city cityscape from free gondola to mountain village in summer

Osama Was Right

Osama bin Laden was correct when he stated that the United States doesn’t have the stomach for war and that we would lose interest before long and quit. On this anniversary of 9/11 we have witnessed a retreat from Afghanistan that we didn’t like. Our President wanted a quick and complete withdrawal which he accomplished. Twenty years ago we as a people had developed a hatred for Muslims but today I sense a different attitude. At least from our leaders I sense a softening attitude, one of forgiveness and back pedaling.

The Muslim world has never been one to live amicably alongside the Christian world. I remember my grandfather who was born in Hungary 1876 told me stories about how the Hungarians always wound up driving the Ottomans out of Europe. They have not stopped trying. They now use a new approach using population growth s the weapon. In countries like France they are succeeding and they will succeed in the USA also. Muslims are not hung up on birth control and abortion as the caucasian world is. Their current plan is to migrate into a country and then to populate, populate, populate. They have control over their women and thus the poor lady’s cannot say boo about their plight. The males use their four wife limit to the fullest and populate, populate, and populate. Eventually, they will out number caucasians and take over peaceably.

Only the anxious Muslims need to go to war. They are too impatient to do it by population control. they would rather do it by subjugation. Thus we have the likes of ISIS, Taliban, and Al Queda to deal with. Their thrust is to take over by intimidation, killing, and war. It has taken us twenty years to forget the threat of 9/11 and the loss of so many lives, but we have. Even today, the anniversary day there is little being said about the Muslim threat to the world. In the meantime we continue to squander our wealth and resources trying to convince them to accept capitalism and democracy as the way. What we should have been doing, and should do in the future is to squander our resources on never ending bombs that will put an end to the entire scourge. In my gardening world we try not to use radical warfare against the evil weed, but there comes a time when we are forced into using Roundup as the method of eradication. Even with the use of chemicals like Roundup there is always a survivor. It may take a couple of years for it to happen but the survivors again begin spreading around the yard to take it over.

In my world I have learned that if I keep doing the same thing over and over again without a positive outcome that I have achieved the definition of insanity.

We have reached that point with Islam.

It Doesn’t Make Any Sense

It blows my mind as to why we are proceeding to self annihilate as a country. Who in his right mind would fight a war which we were winning for over twenty years, and then decide we’ve had enough? So much so, that we decide to abandon, and donate our entire military weaponry to the enemy. Did we do this because we thought perhaps the Taliban was losing so badly that we would level the playing field? There is no doubt in my mind that we will be back in Afghanistan again, and probably a lot sooner than we think. OpentheBooks.com has stated that the U.S. spent three hundred million dollars a day during the twenty years we spent trading bullets with the Afghanis.

If it were up to me the surface of Afghanistan would look like the surface of the moon with lots of craters. No civilization on Earth is worth spending that kind of money on to try and save them from themselves. Maybe we should have spent the money building a fence around the country to keep the inmates inside. They would be free to subjugate their own people, cutting off their heads to have fun.

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