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Friday, March 29, 2013

The Walking Dead S-3 Finally Predictions

This week-end marks the season three finally of The Walking Dead. The war with Woodberry appears about to explode. In the previews, you can see a guard tower at the prison explode so it looks like the Governor and company will attack.

Based on what I think I know, this is what I will look for on Sunday night:
• The contract with the small town where AMC is filming the Woodberry portion of the series was a two year deal, thus I think the Woodberry story line will not wrap-up until next season.
• Daryl will be out for payback after last week’s episode. Will he act like a berserker and shoot everything that he sees (most likely) or be like a sniper, waiting for a kill shot?
• The actor that play Rick reportedly said 27 will perish in the finally.
• The “Rick is crazy” story needs to fade away.
• Baby—reportedly, the baby did not live in the comic so I think she will stay with someone in Woodberry once the Governor is dispatched. Even in this show, I don’t think they will kill an infant. Typically babies are written out of story when not needed on a television show.
• One of the following will perish—Hershel, Maggie or Glen. Glen proposed to Maggie and her dad approved. They would not show this if it did not matter.
• Andrea will meet her end.
• The Governor’s helper will betray him and then perish.
• Rick’s son will kill someone in a cold and ruthless way.

How the Governor should be killed-off:
My idea is that he will lose his other eye and then be surrounded by walkers. The camera will pan back for a wider shot and fade to back as he screams.

Update 04-02-2013
I made ten comments/predictions on the finally of The Walking Dead Season 3. So how did I do?
Correct I said that the Governor & company would attack the prison.
Wrong I said the town of Woodberry would continue into next season—not known but I’m thinking I was wrong on this one.
Wrong Daryl did almost nothing in the episode so I was wrong about him.
Correct Rick rumor of 27 dead was right-why was a surprise twist.
Correct It looks like “Rick is Crazy” was put to rest.
Wrong Baby not living happily ever after in Woodberry
Wrong Hershel, Maggie and Glen live into next season?
Correct Andrea is gone-right big-time
Correct Governor’s helper is gone
Correct Rick’s son kills someone in cold and ruthless way

6 Correct
4 Wrong

Six correct is not bad for 46 minutes of television.

I wonder if the Governor will be back… New season, new show runner in October

 

Posted by william on 03/29 at 06:20 PM
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ventura Tea Party Leader Jumps into CRA Presidential Race

Background
These threads are in chronological order to provide some context. Additional details on the CRA Presidential race are found at http://www.rightondaily.com

Aaron Park, CRA Sergeant at Arms replied to a campaign email from Celeste Greig:

Madam President:

I wanted to report in on my activities this month.

Along with CRA membership secretary George Park - we drove 830 Miles Round Trip to Ventura County to clean up a *mess left behind by SDD Steve Frank. I am pleased to report that the Ventura RA was successfully reorganized with 35 members at the time (they now have 38) - most all of whom have never been CRA Members.

I’d like to make a specific request that we reach out to local Tea Parties in Ventura to let them know about the values of CRA and that there is now a functional Unit in their area.

Celeste Greig, CRA President wrote the following:

Yes, I know that must of you are saying “Not another drama, lets just move on and ignore the park brothers”, well that is what we have been doing for the last 5 years or so, and look where it has taken us.

Then she added:

What mess *? Steve Frank WAS NOT in charge or President of the Ventura County R.A. he only went and met with Regina Risolio last week to get the existing records from her, she was the President, NOT Steve, he was not even on the board, we have been trying to re-activate the Unit for a long time, and had good, solid conservative people who wanted to be part of it, not anymore.

After Park recommends that the CRA President reach-out to the Ventura Tea Party, their President George Miller, attacks::

Mr. Parks:

I have NO idea what you and your brother are smoking up there, but:

1. “Reorganizing” a CRA chapter which is supposed to be “Conservative,” using RINO’s, if not out and out Progressives, will win you no favor in Ventura County, from actual Conservatives and real Tea Parties.

2. Steve Frank was not running the VC CRA chapter. He came in very recently after the fact and tried to revive the corpse. From the looks of your shrinking membership (notwithstanding your phantom units and bought “members),  it doesn’t look as though there’s much of real substance left.  Add to that its endorsements of non-Conservatives, why bother?

2. We brought some Tea Parties into CRA in 2011, right before you staged your mischief surrounding the CRA Convention. At that time, most of us either exited, changed plans to join, or cut back radically on CRA participation. We haven’t forgotten.

4. Is this mere incompetence, or a deliberate attempt to destroy CRA and what it stands for? Your latest stunt seems to suggest the latter.

Regards,

George Miller

Please note that Celeste Greig was the one that inserted the idea that Steve Frank was “President of Ventura County RA” not Mr. Park as Miller claims.


Mr. Miller,


I received your email last night and wished to respond to it. Clearly someone gave you my address because we have never corresponded before.


Before responding I want to tell you a little about myself. I have been in CRA since about 1989 when I was recruited by Barbara Alby in the Narthex of Capital Christian Center in Sacramento. I have seen many changes over the years.  I was active in the Congressional campaigns of both Tim LeFevre and Barbara Alby. My daughter had attended City on the Hill youth camp that is sponsored by CRI. In 2011, I was supporting Karen England for President. My blog on the conflict between England and the Parks, et al was the basis of the court action taken against CRA.


http://www.reallyright.com/index.php/weblog/comments/cra_battles_to_verge_of_extinction—update/
http://www.reallyright.com/index.php/weblog/comments/cra_battles_to_verge_of_extinction—update2/
http://www.reallyright.com/index.php/weblog/comments/cra_delegate_amendment/
http://www.reallyright.com/index.php/weblog/comments/cra_hit_with_tro/
http://www.reallyright.com/index.php/weblog/comments/cra_board_loses_in_court/


I arrived at the April 2011 convention ready to vote for Karen England until I saw the circus that was staged on her behalf by Capitol Staffers and others. It was clear that she arrived with a host of paper clubs and was resorting to classic protest tactics I had only witnessed utilized by Leftists. It was a great disappointment to behold.


http://www.reallyright.com/index.php/weblog/comments/cra_delegate_fight/
http://www.reallyright.com/index.php/weblog/comments/cra_elections/

I also have disagreed with Aaron Park and others in their treatment of Rodney Stanhope. However, I have had a good relationship with Aaron and George Park for many years.


Unlike you, or Steve Frank or Celeste Greig, I was at the re-organizational meeting for the Ventura Republican Assembly. 


Everything Steve Frank said about the meeting prior to it actually taking place was false except that Mike Osborn would attend. Frank’s complaints prior to the meeting were that Osborn worked with Charles Munger and some of his appointments to CRP were from outside Ventura County. These arguments are rather weak. CRA endorsed most of Munger’s slate for the CRP. Celeste Greig had ample time to recruit opponents to the slate and did not. In the old days CRA ran a complete slate for all CRP offices and had an effective proxy drill. Secondly, a County chair can appoint whoever they want to appoint.


Mike Osborn is the County chairman of the Republican Party of Ventura County. The CRA is chartered by the Republican Party. It has been the practice that County chairs will be present at Republican events in their county. This is doubly so when a new group is organizing. I spoke to Mr. Osborn at the Ventura RA meeting and he claims to be pro-life, a supporter of the Second Amendment and wants lower taxes. That may not cover all 14 points of the CRA but it puts him squarely in the Republican column. What Mike Osborn seems to lack is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ—something that is beyond the scope of this discussion.


The Steve Frank email that was forwarded to you by Celeste Greig prior to the re-organizational meeting was full of bullet points designed to put a wedge between your group and the CRA. You did not show due diligence to check the truth of Frank’s assertions or attend the meeting as an observer. You were welcome to come and check it out. Like Steve Frank, you did not attend the meeting but you are perfectly will to misrepresent it because it fits your narrative. 


Better yet, if you wanted to, you could have had your Tea Party friends show up at George’s meeting, paid memberships and taken the Ventura RA right from under his nose. Since that didn’t happen it makes me wonder why you even inserted yourself into this issue.


No one claimed that Frank was running the VC CRA chapter as you assert in point 2 of your email. Frank—as a Senate District Director—was charged with helping to grow and assist CRA chapters in his assigned area. As I understand it, Ventura went from five chapters to zero. It appears that not until Frank and Greig did a headcount of possible delegates for the April 2013 Convention did they set their sights on reviving the chapter.


Neither Party in the 2011 CRA Convention battle is blameless. I am one of the few that publicly advocated following the existing rules to get thru the controversy. Had Karen England followed the rules and done thing according to the Bylaws she could have won. Celeste and her friends weren’t sure that following the rules would work so they shaded things to their side. For new folks coming into the group, it was not our finest moment.


I can understand your reluctance to be involved in CRA; however, with this email you have inserted yourself not only into an internal CRA controversy but you have chosen sides by the way you have done it.


One last irony that you remind me of is that it was Charles Munger that gave money to the Tea Party in Placer County to take-over their Republican Central Committee and boot out the CRA members.


I wish the Tea Party would either stay out of CRA affairs or pay dues so they can have a voice in what happens. Taunting from the sidelines does not advance either group. It only causes more folks sour on politics and register as DTS.


Sincerely,

 

Posted by william on 03/28 at 06:12 PM
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Prop 8 and the Supremes

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court has been given the opportunity to rule on the issue of marriage. These nine folks can either affirm the Truth that marriage is between a man and a woman or reject both Law and morality and substitute their own judicial gymnastics.

I have little faith that these folks in black robes will do the right thing but if they knew what was good for the country they would affirm the definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman.

I marvel that behavior that is worthy of execution should be forced upon the rest of us not only as normal but as the superior way of living. What is so good about Platonic love? Plato stated the highest form of love is a man for a man. Plato’s mentor Socrates was executed for “corrupting the youth”; can you say pedophilia?

I’m reminded of the Steve Taylor song, What Ever Happened to Sin?

I heard the Reverend say
“Gay is probably normal in the Good Lord’s sight
What’s to be debated?
Jesus never stated what’s right”
I’m no theology nut, but
The Reverend may be a little confused
For if the Lord don’t care
And he chooses to ignore-ah
Tell it to the people
Of Sodom and Gomorrah (woah)

Call it just an alternate lifestyle, huh?
Morality lies within
Consciences are restin’
Please repeat the question again
Whatever happened to sin?

This issue and the societal decay that is resulting is just further proof that divine judgment is escalating in our nation and most people are perfectly OK with it. The frogs in the pan are at a rolling boil and they don’t even know it. Oh, and that sulfur smell is you cooking in your own juices.

God has two words for you: Repent, Believe. Sadly your god is your belly and you will perish in trespasses and sin rather than turn to Him.

In case you thought wrath was an Old Testament concept, you don’t fair any better in the New Covenant.

Romans 1: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful ; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened . 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools , 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator , who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another ; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet . 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient ; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

1 Corinthians 6: 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived : neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

I Timothy 1: 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

Revelation
21: 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable , and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
22: 15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

I have had homosexuals claim that I am judging them. My response is no, you are already under judgment, I’m trying to warn you to forsake your sin and turn to God.

 

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Frank Recants CRA Resignation: Clarifies Tantrum

After declaring that he is through with CRA and screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’; Steve Frank failed to complete his stated mission of jihad on Saturday.

Sunday from his recovery room he released yet another tirade. Below are the portions relevant to his aborted resignation.

I am a CRA Senate District Director—I have resigned as that.  Why?  Because I am also a CRA Past President and can have only one vote at a convention.  So, like I did two years ago before the CRA convention, I resigned as Senate District Director so someone can replace me.

OK Steve, no place in your rant—see post below—did you qualify what you were resigning from, it was I’m moving on; CRA has forsaken its values and I’m moving onto somewhere where I can do more good. You dissed the organization as a whole.

Later in the message he continued:

While I will not be active in CRA—do I really want to continue internal fights that take energy and resources from defeating liberals and Democrats? (I will continue my CRA membership)
Instead I will:
*continue publishing our CRA principles and values in my newsletter every day
*continue doing several radio shows each week promoting our CRA principles and values.
*continue speaking 2-3 times each week around the State to conservative groups and monthly debate liberals on our CRA values and principles.
These are positive things for CRA. AND I WILL ONLY DO POSITIVE THINGS FOR CRA.

Steve, the big issue that folks have with you and many Republicans is not what you say; it’s what you do and how you do it. It’s the backroom, back-stabbing, always calculating for advantage that folks have against you. You’re not sure you can win in a fair fight so you find ways of putting your thumb on the scales just to make sure you win. Can you say, “Santa Clarita?”

I’m glad to see that you are turning over a new leaf and promising from now on that “I will only do positive things for CRA”. Unfortunately old habits die hard. We will see if you continue you old ways or do better. I think it more likely that you are sorry you got caught, than sorry for what you have done.

 

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Park Brothers Cause Steve Frank to Leave CRA

In the Cold War era, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged proxies to fight smaller battles that determined the future direction of other countries. In a similar fashion a proxy war was fought and decisively won today within the California Republican Assembly. This battle was over who would be the next statewide President. The choices are Celeste Greig and John Briscoe.

The proxy battle today was over the fate of the Venture County Republican Assembly. Steve Frank and his wife were the only members of record for the group. Steve is the Senate District Director for this area of California. The job of the Senate District Director is to grow clubs and help struggling units in his district.

Mr. Frank did not do this. His club has not been active for a period of at least two years and was in danger of being dissolved and de-chartered.

After being contacted by people interested in joining the unit, Membership Secretary George Park decided to call a meeting to try to re-organize the club in the hope that it would once again become a vibrant CRA chapter.

Mr. Frank—instead of being grateful for the assistance of fellow Board members that wanted to help him with the club—decided to call a different meeting in his home to re-organize the chapter on his terms. This occurred only after Park had set his plan into motion.

Frank had two primary reasons for calling a competing meeting. Frank viewed the Park meeting not only as stepping on his own private CRA chapter; but Frank—who supports re-electing Greig for President—viewed Park’s intervention as likely to bolstering convention delegates for Briscoe. Thus my analogy to a proxy battle between two forces.

Park did all of his meeting invitations in a very public and forthright way. He had even invited Steve Frank and his wife to attend the re-organizational meeting that he had called. Frank was not interested.

Frank seems to have called thru his old Rolodex and come up short on warm bodies. The day before his meeting, Frank cancelled the effort.

I rode to the meeting today with both of the Park brothers: George and Aaron, and Carl Brickey. I was simply an observer and knew only what had been publicly circulated amongst CRA members.

I can read the stiches on the proverbial fastball and knew that Mr. Frank viewed the meeting called by George Park as a hostile intrusion into his turf. This is clear from the email that has been filling my box over the last few weeks.

Just after Park had started the meeting, I received the email that appears below. I was at this meeting and Steve Frank was not. Based on the time stamp of the email, it was sent minutes before Park called the meeting to order. Frank was not in attendance today.

This email is full of inaccuracies and bald-faced lies as well as attacks on “strawmen” of Frank’s own invention. If you were not there then you would not necessarily know this information.

Reportedly, Celeste Greig—the current CRA President—also tried to create a wedge between CRA conservatives and Tea Party folks in Ventura County by sending some misleading emails to their leadership.

The message below appears in its entirety. The font sizes and some line spacing have needed minor modifications to fit on my blog.

George Park “hijacks Ventura County Republican Assembly for Liberals” I am Moving On for Conservatives @capoliticalnews on Twitter—follow us

The California Republican Assembly was called by Ronald Reagan ”The Conscience of the Republican Party.”

Thanks to the efforts of George Park, that is no longer true of the Ventura County Republican Assembly (VCRA), and the numerous other clubs he has gone after. He is either taking them over with Liberals or trying to close them down. As Membership Secretary he is supposed to be helping save and grow the clubs. Since they do not support his version of CRA, they must go.

Over the past few days he has sent out email blasts proudly proclaiming “leading” Ventura County Republicans are joining the VCRA.

For instance, Mike Osborn, chair of the Ventura County Central Committee. Mike is a good Republican. But is he a CRA Republican, you decide.

1. Working with Charles Munger he led the fight in the Platform Drafting Committee to end the conservation California Republican Party Platform.

2. As County chair he appointed delegates to the CRP convention. Half of them did not come from our County, they came from the Bay Area, so they could vote for the Munger candidate for Regional Vice Chair against the CRA endorsed candidate, Rohit Joy.

Is Mike Osborn a CRA Republican. How would he vote for endorsements for candidates in the name of CRA.

Then you have City Councilman Glen Becerra. He is also a good Republican, you decide if he is a CRA Republican.

1. He has never received the endorsement of the local CRA when he has run for office.

2. He is currently the chair of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). This is a unelected regional government promoting higher taxes and Agenda 21. Is he a CRA Republican? You decide. How would he vote for endorsements for candidates in the name of CRA.

You also have Councilman Steve Sojka. He has not been involved at all in the Central Committee or any GOP clubs. He is a registered Republican.

1. He serves as the chair of the Venur County Transportation Commission. Last week he announced that there might be a “need” to raise taxes to pay for his vision of government transportation systems in the County. Is he a CRA Republican? How would he vote for endorsements for candidates in the name of CRA.

2. He has never received the endorsement of the local CRA when he ran for office.

(Both Sojka and Becerra objected when a motion came before the Simi Valley City Council to implement E-Verify just for city employees)

You might also have Dan White, a registered Republican and Simi Valley School Board member as part of the effort of Mr. Park. The White campaign was run by Sally Becerra, wife of Glen. How good a CRA Republican is Dan White? This is from the Simi Valley Educators Association (teachers union):
“President Obama, State Senator Fran Pavely, Trustee Collins, Trustee Sandland and Trustee White are all true friends to education and won.” He was the CTA candidate.

How would he vote for endorsements for candidates in the name of CRA.

These are people who associate with the Republican Party, and that is good for the Party. The California Republican Assembly is a conservative, constitutional, limited government organization. We provide the balance.

What does the president of the Simi Valley-Moorpark Tea Party think about this?

“Celeste,
Mike Osborn, Glenn Becerra and Steve Sojka ARE NOT CONSERVATIVES. They are Very middle RINO centrists. I will not attend the meeting or continue my CRA membership if they are allowed to hijack the CRA.
Doug Crosse”

Oh, the chairman of the Ventura County Tea Party recommended his members not participate with CRA as well.

George Park has divided the CRA from the Tea Party in this County.

Worse, several of the people attending his meeting and helping him, supported a Democrat for State Senate in 2008 against Tony Strickland. Imagine what we will find if we looked at all his members?

I urge the Charter Review Committee and the Credentials Committee to vet the members before they are allowed delegates or are chartered (This is a new club, NOT a re-organization). Under the bylaws the local club gets to decide who is allowed membership. Do you want White, Sojka, Osborn and Becerra to be among the decision makers.

What is the George Park vision of CRA?
Unions
Regional government
High taxes
Bigger government—Agenda 21Fighting conservative Republicans instead of Democrats
Is this yours?

Thought CRA leaders should know what is happening and who is taking over our clubs.
As for me, I only want to be productive for G-d, country and family. I do not wish to spend my time fighting within CRA or other conservative organizations. We have already lost all credibility with legislative Republicans after George and his brother demeaned and shredded solid voting conservatives like Senator Joel Anderson, Senator Ted Gaines, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines and now Congressman Doug LaMalfa (who votes almost exactly like Tom McClintock in Congress).

ALL named above received “A” grades on the CRA scorecard, yet the Park brothers went after them.
Only one legislator has any interest in CRA, and that is because he wants control of all GOP clubs in his district—and I understand that.

CRA is socially government—none of the leadership he has brought in are.

Instead of participating with CRA, I will continue to promote the conservative movement, doing radio shows and speeches from Imperial to Humboldt. My work with candidates who stand for CRA principles and values will continue, but CRA is no longer what I said it was when I founded the National Federation of Republican Assembly, “The Republican Wing of the Republican Party.”

With George Park proudly bringing in Osborn, Sojka, Becerra and their friends into CRA, it is no long the “Conscience or the Republican Party” or the Republican Wing of the Party. Enjoy the upcoming convention.

And now as Paul Harvey used to say, “the rest of the story.”
Mike Osborn, as Frank pointed out in the above, is Ventura County Party Chairman. Additionally, he has been the State CRP Treasurer for many years.

After today’s meeting, Osborn described himself as both pro-life and a strong defender of the 2nd Amendment and lower taxes. I spoke with him and he seemed to be a Republican and not a Democrat. While he would not be allowed membership in my church because of some of his views; he seemed no different than many Central Committee members that I know in my county. Lastly, it was pointed out to me that many County Chairs will join volunteer groups in their own county but they usually do not take an active part.

City Councilmen Glen Becerra and Steve Sojka were not at the meeting and were never mentioned. Only upon reading Steve Frank’s email today were they mentioned by anyone in my presence.

The same can be said for school board member, Dan White. Not there and never mentioned.

And just like that the strawmen of Steve Frank vanish as quickly as Blade dispatching a vampire. Poof and its gone. Nothing but air.

Celeste tries to put a wedge between the Tea Party and CRA—and then Frank uses a dummy quote to blame it on Park, what integrity. This is a typical campaign ploy so I am not surprised.

Then the kicker is that Steve Frank resigns from CRA. Adios. See you later.
Look at the title of his message, “George Park “hijacks Ventura County Republican Assembly for Liberals” I am Moving On for Conservatives.”

In case you thought this was a fluke look at the second to last paragraph.

Instead of participating with CRA, I will continue to promote the conservative movement, doing radio shows and speeches from Imperial to Humboldt. My work with candidates who stand for CRA principles and values will continue, but CRA is no longer what I said it was when I founded the National Federation of Republican Assembly, “The Republican Wing of the Republican Party.”

The last sentence of his message reads, “Enjoy the upcoming convention.”

Clearly Frank is done with the CRA and is striking out on his own so he can work only with those pure enough to deserve his support. Notice that he does not stay and fight for what he claims to hold dear, instead he is picking up his toys and “moving on” to friendlier pastures. Translation, if Steve can’t control Ventura County or kill it then it’s time to go. One must pause at this point and invoke the name of Karen England.

Frank’ sprint away from CRA, reminds me of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, where Saruman and Grima Wormtongue—after being defeated by the Ents—raze the Shire before Frodo and company return. New place, new mischief, same tactics.

Oh, 35 members joined at the re-organization meeting and more were added during my afternoon drive back to northern California. This was the largest and most successful re-organization in the memory of any CRA member.

Final score: CRA 35 & Steve Frank zero

Posted by william on 03/24 at 01:31 AM
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Obama’s Token Trip to Israel

Barack Obama is visiting the Middle East this week. This is his victory lap after destabilizing the region by supporting the “Arab Spring”. 

The “Arab Spring” is where these Islamic countries traded secular dictators for Sharia Law. These new governments are more hostile to the United States, Israel, and Christian minorities.

The only thing you won’t see this week is a photo of Obama bowing to any Israeli leader. Clearly the President has nothing but contempt for our best friend in the region. Meanwhile, Syria is using chemical weapons on its own people and Iran is assembling nuclear weapons. As usual, Obama does nothing.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review: ROCCAT ISKU/FX Multicolor Gaming Keyboard

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A few weeks ago, my wife spilled diet cola on my good ‘ole Microsoft keyboard. My keyboard was about 15 years old and well loved. It was white in color. I replaced it with the bottom of the line keyboard from Best Buy.

The Best Buy keyboard turned out to be junk. Every time I typed on it, I had to move it to a new USB port or the characters that it typed were different than the keys that I would press. After struggling for a few weeks with this keyboard, I loaded the family into the car and went to Fry’s to get a better keyboard.

After browsing the selection at Fry’s I discovered two facts. First nobody seems to make a white corded keyboard and second Microsoft no longer made the style that I had been using. After 45 minutes, I finally selected the ROCCAT ISKU/FX Multicolor Gaming Keyboard.
http://www.roccat.org/Support/Gaming-Keyboards/ROCCAT-Isku-FX/

This keyboard is way beyond what I need but I like that the keys are lit and that I can pick colors for the keys. I don’t need the programmable macros for gaming. I like that I don’t have to use my Ikea desk lamp to be on my computer at night.

The software driver is quite versatile. The only change that I needed to make other than the key color is the software does not default with the Cap Lock key being functional. It must be manually set in the software to behave normally. It was a pain to log into my Windows 8 PC without the Cap Lock key.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WND Oops

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This screen capture is from World Net Daily 03-12-2013

Headlines that even Jay Leno could love.

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Rand Paul Civics Lesson

Rand Paul thanks for the leadership and proving that all the backbone in the Republican Party resides in the Freshman office holders. No further proof of term limits should be needed.

Maybe there is a Mr. Smith in Washington. This was a proud day in America.

Will this filibuster begin a turn in public policy or be a flash in the darkness the illuminates nothing?

Paul challenged the claim by the Attorney General that the President can play judge, jury, and executioner within our borders by using drones to kill our citizens as he sees fit. If this is allowed to happen then the Constitution is dead. Dictatorship—by whatever name—has replaced the old order and we are all slaves to the State.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

California Government Threatens Public Safety

California is trying to confiscate virtually all firearms owned by law abiding folks in the State while simultaneously releasing more than 33,000 prisoners that have not served their sentences back into the world. In addition, at the same time the prisoners are being freed, there are massive layoffs of parole officers and closures of parole offices. Below is a partial list of the parole closures. This is done under the guise of consolidation.

Information Bulletin Numbers
13-01:  Announcing Activation of the Los Angeles Global Positioning System District & Consolidation of Parole Districts in Region III
13-02:  Announcing Relocation of Pasadena Parole Units 1 and 3 in Region III
13-03:  Announcing Relocation of Board of Parole Hearings, Sacramento Decentralized Revocation Unit
13-04:  Announcing Intent to Reorganize and Consolidate Parole Districts Within Region IV
13-05:  Announcing Closure of the Oroville Parole Unit in Region I
13-06:  Announcing Closure of the San Leandro Parole Unit in Region II
13-07:  Announcing Closure of the Modesto 1 Parole Unit in Region 1
13-08:  Announcing Closure of the Buena Park Parole Unit in Region IV
13-09:  Announcing Closure of the Orange 2 Parole Unit in Region IV
MISSING
13-11:  Announcing Closure of the Pasadena 3 Parole Unit in Region III
13-12:  Announcing Closure of the Fresno 3 Parole Unit in Region 1
13-13:  Announcing Closure of the Fresno 1 Parole Unit in Region 1
13-14:  Announcing Closure of the Fresno 4 Parole Unit in Region 1
13-15:  Announcing Closure of the Fresno 8 Parole Unit in Region 1
13-16:  Announcing Closure of the Pomona 2 Parole Unit in Region IV
13-17:  Announcing Relocation of the Fullerton Parole Unit in Region IV
13-18:  Announcing Relocation of the Long Beach 1 Parole Unit in Region IV


The parole and correctional officers are being eliminated in layoff “Waves”. Currently the Department of Corrections is wrapping up Wave 3. There are six scheduled waves of layoffs within the department. It is logical that more people on parole and less folks to keep tabs on them means more crimes committed. Also, many that violate parole are not being arrested because there is no place to keep them. With this crappy economy what are the employment prospects for folks with a criminal record?

Additionally, California has already gutted the juvenile system. Only two facilities are still running statewide all others have been closed. Instead, juvenile offenders are being placed in your community in group homes. There is no requirement to inform local law enforcement or neighborhoods when one of these homes in opened in your community.

Conclusion: you are less safe with Jerry Brown as governor because there are more criminals at large that are unsupervised and you don’t have the right to defend yourself or your family.

Posted by william on 02/28 at 07:08 AM
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

GOP Senators Surrender

Today I read on Politico the following headline: Senate GOP ponders ceding power to President Obama http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/senate-gop-ponders-shifting-power-to-obama-88149.html#ixzz2M7AMG1TP

OK so what is next? Let’s just disband the Senate—it hasn’t done its job for many years anyway—and just let the President decide what’s best for us? In the eyes of many, the Constitution is clearly an obstacle to good governance. Look at a few examples of where the Constitution is wrong and thus being ignored by the ruling class:

• The Senate hasn’t passed a budget in four years as they are required to do by the Constitution but nobody seems to have noticed.
• Gun ownership is clearly a threat to the peace and safety of the government and must be curtailed.
• The Supreme Court ruled that there are no limits to the taxing authority of the government. (See ObamaCare Ruling last year.)
• The needs of the government supersede religious liberty. You can believe anything you want as long as it stays out of the public square and doesn’t influence how you live your life—or conduct your business.
• Convicted prisoners must be released without serving their sentences because incarceration is cruel and unusual punishment.
• Yesterday Obama released thousands of illegal aliens—many arrested on criminal charges—because he wanted to save the taxpayers some money.

Rome had Caesar and a Senate; a dictator and puppet legislature. It seems that we are close to adopting this model as our government as well. Obama ignores the Legislative branch and rules via Executive Orders. Is it really that different? If challenged he can always hide behind the Supreme Court.

My conclusion is that divine judgment is upon us and our people prefer tyranny and evil to freedom when given a choice.

Posted by william on 02/27 at 03:07 PM
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Religious Liberty Versus Religious Toleration

The next essay in North’s book is Religious Liberty Versus Religious Toleration by Rousas John Rushdoony. The opening paragraphs frame the issue of tolerance versus liberty like something written today even thought it was written over 30 years ago during Ronald Reagan’s first administration.

ONE of the areas of profound ignorance today is religious liberty and the meaning thereof. The common pattern throughout history, including in the Roman Empire, has been religious toleration, a very different thing.

In religious toleration, the state is paramount, and, in every sphere, its powers are totalitarian. The state is the sovereign or lord, the supreme religious entity and power. The state decrees what and who can exist, and it establishes the terms of existence. The state reserves the power to license and tolerate one or more religions upon its own conditions and subject to state controls, regulation, and supervision.

The Roman Empire believed in religious toleration. It regarded religion as good for public morale and morals, and it therefore had a system of licensure and regulation. New religions were ordered to appear before a magistrate, affirm the lordship or sovereignty of Caesar, and walk away with a license to post in their meeting-place.

The early church refused licensure, because it meant the lordship of Caesar over Christ and His church. The early church refused toleration, because it denied the right of the state to say whether or not Christ’s church could exist, or to set the conditions of its existence. The early church rejected religious toleration for religious liberty.

Posted by william on 02/13 at 02:42 AM
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American Conservatives-The Stupid Party since before 1897

This paragraph is one of many gems that I have found reading a collection of essays on Tactics of Christian Resistance assembled by Gary North in 1983. The paradigm of the evil party and the stupid party has been at work long before William F Buckley Jr. was born.

In 1897, Robert L. Dabney described Yankee Conservatism thusly:

This is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation. What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is to-day one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will to-morrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution, to be denounced and then adopted in its turn. American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt hath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth, and has no idea of being guilty of the folly of martyrdom. It always-when about to enter a protest-very blandly informs the wild beast whose path it essays to stop, that its “bark is worse than its bite,” and that it only means to save its manners by enacting its decent role of resistance. The only practical purpose which it now subserves in American politics is to give enough exercise to Radicalism to keep it “in wind,” and to prevent its becoming pursy and lazy from having nothing to whip. No doubt, after a few years, when women’s suffrage shall have become an accomplished fact, conservatism will tacitly admit it into its creed, and thenceforward plume itself upon its wise firmness in opposing with similar weapons the extreme of baby suffrage; and when that too shall have been won, it will be heard declaring that the integrity of the American Constitution requires at least the refusal of suffrage to asses. There it will assume, with great dignity, its final position.
1. Robert L. Dabney, Discussions, Vol. 4 (Vallecito, CA: Ross House Publishers, [1897] 1979), p. 496.

As quoted in essay The Fundamental Biblical Tactic For Resisting Tyranny by Louis DeBoer, p 16.

 

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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

BSA Punts to May Meeting

The Boy Scouts of America have felt the heat (not much hope they will see the light) and decided not to decide. The Board reluctantly realized that maybe exposing every individual in the organization to litigation is not in the best interest of their organization’s survival. And your first clue was what?

The value of being morally straight has survived another assault by the enemies of virtue.

Posted by william on 02/06 at 04:20 PM
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Monday, February 04, 2013

BSA Going Gay

We will know sometime this week if the Boy Scouts of America will be the latest institution to abandon traditional values and embrace the lies of multicultural and politically correct Liberalism. Interest groups and conservative pundits that should be opposed to this assault on another fine American Institution have been strangely silent.

The vote will be held in secret sometime this week. No scouts or parents of scouts will be allowed to watch the proceedings. No scouts or leaders of scouting were consulted, polled, surveyed or given any input. The corporate board of BSA is going to sell-out millions of parents and children for a few corporate dollars.

If this policy change is approved then my son will be forced out of scouting because Scouting will have rejected the values of its Christian founders and will not be a safe environment for activities. I have kept my son out of the public school system because of all the pro-homosexual mandates placed in the education code of California. Mark Leno’s values may be from the pit of hell but that doesn’t mean I will voluntarily turn my children over to these pedophiles and perverts.

This is yet another proof that divine judgment continues to ratchet-up as the United States persists in its decline.

For a summary of this under reported issue see http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/look-which-companies-dumping-boy-scouts/

Posted by william on 02/04 at 04:21 PM
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