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Monday, October 31, 2016

Hillary, God, and the Election

I get several newsletters in my email, but none is as much fun to read as the one I get from Joe Miller. Miller is from Alaska and has run twice for US Senate. Some content is written by Miller while other articles are contributed by others. This article appeared today and concerns the election. Here are a few paragraphs from the story. I think the author (Steve Deace) is correct and I recommend that you read the whole thing.

Hillary Clinton’s Continuing Email Saga Reminds Us That God Is God, and We Are Not

This presidential election is a painful reminder of this truth. For it is being driven not by substantive issues that will really determine the future of our nation for the next four years, but by this very principle. Three men — Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, and now Anthony Weiner — and their unrestrained sexual appetites are going to play the biggest roles in the outcome on November 8th. Not the candidates’ positions on real issues.

Because try as we might, and pretend as we so often do, the real issue has always been character.

…This election is nothing more than that age-old story. Wars have been fought over the unrestrained sexual appetites of men. Like when a face once launched a thousand ships.

…Yet, here we are in the final days before another important election. Caught in the Bermuda Triangle of three men’s genitals, with literally the immediate future of the country at stake.

…But even more than they need accountability, they need forgiveness. Not from us, but from God. The forgiveness they must seek for themselves. We should pray they will seek it, so they can learn as I have that mercy triumphs over judgment. That God’s grace doesn’t mean we escape accountability, but gives us the character to accept it and then the strength to overcome our weaknesses. To be better than we are, and we ever could be on our own.

Christian leaders like Billy Graham used to deliver this message to our politicians, which is why they were often friends to those in power regardless of party. Unfortunately, in this election, it seems as if Christian leaders have delivered every message but this one. How many Christian leaders do you believe are hoping to politically capitalize on the failings of these three men rather than do anything to help them sincerely repent and be truly restored?

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Posted by william on 10/31 at 06:50 AM
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hillary’s Weiner Troubles

Drudge Report 10-28-2016

Why is it that when the Clintons get into trouble and the truth finally comes out that a Weiner always gets the blame?

Posted by william on 10/29 at 10:18 AM

Friday, October 28, 2016

Accomplishments of Hillary Clinton In Her Own Words

My son is struggling at school with the fact that so many students at his supposedly Christian school are strongly supporting Hillary Clinton. The school is sponsored by a denomination that is proudly prolife and supports traditional marriage and prohibits homosexuals in the pulpit. The theological disconnect between the denomination and the student body (and therefore the parents since children reflect the views of their parents) on these issues is troubling.

My solution was simple, ask the kids rooting for Hillary to name three of her accomplishments. As expected, none could name one. The closest any kid got was trying to say she improved the economy over the last year. When my son told me this I laughed and said, “She’s been unemployed for the last year so how could she improve the economy?”

It was in this context that I saw this on Facebook the other day and it got me to wondering, did she really say this?


“My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I’m glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know. the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn’t do that and I’m proud of that. Very proud. I would say that’s a major accomplishment.”

– Hillary Clinton 11 March 2014

Could someone please tell me what the hell she just said? And she may be running for President?
Link: Moral Matters-Clinton Explains Accomplishments

Snopes says no way did she say this and a web search has difficulty turning this quote up; however, Snopes has been proven to be in the tank for Hillary and is known to lie to benefit her due to their political leanings being more important than the truth.  We have proven repeatedly on my blog that the Internet is scrubbed to remove damning things about politicians and others, hence my reference to 1984 earlier this month.

Snopes’ rebuttal came on July 30, 2014 but I did find the exact quote along with several others in an article dated July 10, 2014. Please note the differences in the quote below. The use of the ellipsis in the quote is important.

Yesterday, without any introduction, I had my son look at the Facebook quote and even he—at aged 11—noticed that some words were missing. He asked me why some sentences started with lower case letters. The quote below will answer this question.

“My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I’m glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know… the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn’t do that and I’m proud of that. Very proud. I would say that’s a major accomplishment.”
Link: Quiners Diner-Ms Clinton what are your accomplishments

It appears that this is a more accurate rendering of the original. Based on what I know of the Internet, English grammar, and other things Clinton said during the same time period, I must conclude this quote is genuine.

Here are some other quotes from Clinton from the same timeframe in 2014.

Look, I spent four years traveling the world on behalf of the United States. I went to 112 countries, nearly a million miles, all the statistics, and I came away from that experience even more confident and positive about our model, about our potential. I don’t want to sound chauvinistic, but I was very proud to represent the United States.
Link: Daily Beast-Friedman interviews Clinton

Diane Sawyer asked Hillary Clinton what significant things did she accomplish during her four years as Secretary of State?
Clinton “didn’t even attempt to answer the question. She just changed the subject.”
Link: Hillary can’t name Top Accomplishment As Secretary of State

Toward the end, Friedman turned to Clinton and said: “When you look at your time as Secretary of State, what are you most proud of, and what do you feel was unfinished, maybe love to have another crack at someday?”

Clinton and the audience laughed, because “another crack at someday” seemed an obvious back-door way of asking whether Clinton will run for president in 2016. But then she answered, and revealed something critically important about her intentions.

“Look, I really see my role as secretary, and in fact, leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race,” Clinton said. “I mean, you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton. Some of what hasn’t been finished may go on to be finished ...”

The answer seemed to concede that there is no single, momentous thing Clinton can point to as having achieved during her years as the nation’s top diplomat.
Link: Clinton rambles about accomplishments

I did a search on another speech that Clinton gave and I can’t find a single Liberal leaning website with a transcript of Hillary’s speech to the Women of the World Summit in New York City in 2014. There are a few links to YouTube videos but not a transcript that is easily obtainable. This paragraph was widely circulated at the time.

“We had the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, we had two wars. We had continuing threats from all kinds of corners around the world that we had to deal with. So it was a perilous time frankly. What he said to me was, ‘Look, I have to be dealing with the economic crisis, I want you to go out and represent us around the world.’ And it was a good division of labor because we needed to make it clear to the rest of the world, that we were going to get our house in order. We were going to stimulate, and grow, and get back to positive growth and work with our friends and partners.”
Link: Hillary struggles to name accomplishments

The bottom line is Clinton has no accomplishments that she can name so it’s no surprise that neither can those who vote for her. She’s just an empty pantsuit.

Posted by william on 10/28 at 07:06 AM
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Reason Number 10,292 to Follow the Constitution

Last weekend I had the rare opportunity to teach Sunday school at my church. Part of the topic touched on the US Constitution. If you thought only the Second Amendment was getting ignored then perhaps you need to read past the Preamble and dive into it further.  I spoke on two areas that have never had any definitive court cases. Yes, there really are parts of the Constitution that have zero precedents. Today, I wish to discuss one.

As you know, the Constitution requires a census to be done every ten years. The purpose of the census is to determine representation in the House of Representatives.

Article I Section 2 reads:
“The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.”

Most children in government schools can tell you this much but did you know there is more that is required?


If you really want to rock your world, read the next sentence:

“The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand…”

Let that sink in for a moment. One for every 30,000 people!

Folks this section has never been amended. It is literally still the letter of The Law.

So how did we get to 435 members in the House?

Here’s the rest of the story.

The first House of Representatives had only 65 members. The number of seats in the House was expanded to 105 members after the 1790 Census, and then to 142 members after the 1800 head count. The law that set the current number of seats at 435 took effect in 1913.

There are still 435 members of the House of Representatives a century later because of the Permanent Apportionment Act of 1929, which set that number in stone.
Link: Why are there 435 members of the House

(The number was actually set at 433 members but two were added when Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the Union.)

So as a result of F.D.R. type Constitutional understanding, we have yet another part of the Constitution that was stood-up on its ear. Congress just waved a magic wand and made a Constitutional requirement disappear. No amendment, no fuss, just poof!
So where would we be if we followed the Constitution? Glad you asked.

Per the 2010 census the US population was 308,745,538

At one representative per 30,000 people, how many would be elected to Congress?

10,291.52 which rounds up to 10,292 members of Congress. The actual number of House members would be slightly more because the population is unevenly distributed across 50 states.

So if you want responsive government at affordable campaign prices, just follow the Constitution. Wow, what a concept.

Posted by william on 10/27 at 04:53 AM

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Just in Time for Halloween: SEIU Strike Vote

The dystopian worldview of the Service Employee’s International Union has finally caused them to ratchet-up their rhetoric and call for a strike authorization vote.


Yes exactly one week after they supposedly returned to the bargaining table with the State, they pulled the trigger on the vote. I have a few unanswered questions:
• What changed between June and October that they thought the State would negotiate?
• Did they really meet?
• What did the State offer?

None of these questions was answered; instead we get a tale of “two cities”.

On one hand, California is the 6th largest economy in the world and has a projected $11.5 billion surplus this year.

On the other hand, a staggering 39% of our members cannot afford a two-bedroom apartment in the county they live in.

And in most parts of the state, our members cannot afford childcare.

Even more alarming is the gender pay inequity we’re facing.

Our union is predominately women (66% female, 34% male). Yet we are paid 19% less than the average for all rank-and-file state employees. The state has made deals with male-dominated state worker groups that include wages 43% higher than our average pay.

Like all Californians, we should be able to provide for our families. Yet, the state is offering us only 2.96% per year with a 3.5% employee contribution to our retiree healthcare.

Link: SEIU reasons for vote

Our intention is to continue to negotiate in good faith on all remaining terms, but both sides have to act in good faith. When the state’s conduct doesn’t meet this standard – on livable wages and benefits – we must prepare for all options.

Link: SEIU Vote

The voting period is scheduled to be October 31 to November 11.
(In my world these dates are known as Reformation Day to Veteran’s Day.)

Oh, even though I work for the State, I don’t get a vote, I just get to involuntarily contribute to the union as a condition of my employment.

As a taxpayer, you should have taken Nagan’s offer but since you didn’t, they’re coming for ALL your stuff.

Trick or Treat California.

Posted by william on 10/26 at 06:35 AM

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Facebook and Censorship

I have a friend that had his Facebook account frozen in 2012 for supporting traditional marriage. Most of his posts were about his family but some were admonishing the Church to do its job and not compromising on biblical values. The account is still frozen and since then he created two more pages, one is Free Rev X’s webpage and the other is his initials.

Some people that I know recently released a movie favorable to the Second Amendment called Targeted. Their posts about the movie were routinely blocked and deleted by Facebook. How can you use social media for publicity when they delete your point of view just because of the subject matter?

Facebook has no ombudsman or contact email to appeal, they just ban and then you’re toast.

Lest you think this is an isolated couple of cases, the following excerpts will prove enlightening. Both articles quoted below are related but each is worth reading in their own right. As you’re reading, remember that Michael Savage’s mantra is borders, language, and culture ; so is Donald Trump’s.

Trump and Facebook

“Some of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s posts on Facebook have set off an intense debate inside the social media company over the past year,” The Wall Street Journal reports. Some employees argued that “certain posts about banning Muslims from entering the U.S. should be removed for violating the site’s rules on hate speech, according to people familiar with the matter.”

In the end, those employees did not prevail: “The decision to allow Mr. Trump’s posts went all the way to Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, who ruled in December that it would be inappropriate to censor the candidate.”

The story the goes on to state:

The implication would seem to be that there is one standard for presidential candidates and another for ordinary Facebook users. Had you published exactly the same proposal and somebody complained, Facebook might have censored you.

Link: Facebook and Free Speech: They won’t censor Trump but might censor you

Here’s another incident of Facebook censorship

Although the post doesn’t mention it specifically, much of this feedback likely came as a result of a recent incident in which Facebook deleted posts containing an iconic Vietnam War image of 9-year-old Kim Phuc running down the road naked after her village was bombed.

Not only did Facebook delete the original image after a Norwegian newspaper editor uploaded it as part of a series on war photography, but the site deleted the editor’s post about the deletion as well. It then blocked his account, and even deleted a post by Norway’s prime minister, who protested Facebook’s censorship of the image.

Link: Facebook Says It Still Isn’t a Media Company Despite Deciding What’s Newsworthy

Activists and political dissidents are also familiar with having their posts and even their accounts disappear from Facebook without warning. Investigative journalist Eliot Higgins has talked about how Facebook’s deletion of pages about violence in Syria has prevented journalists like him from collecting important information about the war there.

Link: Facebook Says It Still Isn’t a Media Company Despite Deciding What’s Newsworthy

Facebook is willing to censor the Prime Minister of Norway and wishes in could censor Trump and those that agree with him; only when they get embarrassed by bad publicity do they back down from their Liberal bent. For their corporate culture, it’s more important to not be offended by hearing contrary views than to allow the free exchange of ideas.

Posted by william on 10/25 at 09:46 PM

How WikiLeaks Got Hillary’s Stuff?

The Department of Defense has issued a warning not to use any Lenovo computers on their networks.

Lenovo is the personal computing division that IBM sold to the Chinese several years ago. A simple web search on Lenovo will turn up results like those quoted below.

On Friday the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee wrote to the FBI warning that secrets stored on former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s private email server may have been compromised by a Clinton aide’s use of a Lenovo computer.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) stated in a letter to FBI Director James Comey that Heather Samuelson, former White House liaison to the State Department, used two Lenovo laptops to sort some of the thousands of classified emails from Clinton’s server.

“Lenovo computers, and specifically the models used by Heather Samuelson for reviewing classified emails, have been shown by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to contain software, dating back to 2010, that permits remote hacking attacks,” Goodlatte stated.

Link: Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat

Two years ago Chinese firm Lenovo got banned from supplying equipment for networks of the intelligence and defense services various countries due to hacking and spying concerns.

Earlier this year, Lenovo was caught red-handed for selling laptops pre-installed with Superfish malware.

One of the most popular Chinese computer manufacturers ‘Lenovo’ has been caught once again using a hidden Windows feature to preinstall unwanted and unremovable rootkit software on certain Lenovo laptop and desktop systems it sells.

Link: Hacker News-Lenovo Rootkit

Ever when users reinstalled a clean version of Windows on some Lenovo devices, the software would reappear.
Link: ZDNet—Rootkit can’t be deleted

The rootkit Superfish seems to have been written by a company called Komodia and is designed to break SSL encryption and inject web advertising into your browsing session.
Link: Superfish Rootkit

The bottom line is that if your device is connected to the Internet then any information on it should be regarded as public. There is a private, military data system that is like a private Internet but that system is so locked down that more casual users don’t have access to it. Clearly a Secretary of State running a pay-to-play scam is not able to use it for her own enrichment. Instead she was stuck with using the public Internet


Posted by william on 10/25 at 06:59 AM
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Talking Dead and the Presidential Race

Yesterday, you read about the dead voting. Estimates are that over 4,000,000 fraudulent and/or fictitious voters—including the dead—will cast ballots in next month’s presidential election.

Here are a few references on the severity of voter fraud:
2 Million Deceased Americans on Active Voter Lists

Illegals voting
Voter Fraud: We’ve Got Proof It’s Easy

Fraud: CBS News Discovers Hundreds of Dead Voters in Greater Los Angeles
Elections Expert: “We Now Have 4 Million Ineligible and Dead Votes on American Voter Rolls”

Like the deaths in Benghazi, Liberals don’t believe in voter fraud. No, to them its just a vast rightwing conspiracy.

However, today we have finally heard from The Dead. Yes, the dead are talking and they don’t sound very grateful.

Thanks to a street artist Sabo in L.A., The Walking Dead has entered into the Presidential election.

Link: Poster and related story Hollywood Reporter

Posted by william on 10/22 at 12:41 PM

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Election is Rigged! Trump was Right!

By “X”

Donald Trump is correct about the election being rigged and the system being stacked against him, but not in the way you think.  The election is always rigged against the Grand Ole Party; and at every level too!  The Blog Father had a thought provoking post Wednesday this week, and if you missed it you should scroll down and take a look, it’s worth the read! 

Today I want to focus on the national election.  As all our readers are aware, the deceased always turn out in record numbers to vote Democrat during election season. As some operatives would say “It’s not over until the dead people’s votes are counted”.  This has been going on for years and no one in the Grand Ole Party or specifically CRA wants to do anything about it.
Period end of that conversation.

(For those too young to remember, in the 1960 Presidential race, John F Kennedy beat Richard Nixon with the votes of the dead from Chicago. Hence the saying, “In Chicago, when you die, you don’t quit voting, you just switch parties”—editor)

Next, I want to talk about the media completely ignoring the WikiLeaks document dumps and perhaps more harshly, the double talk and backroom dealings regarding our likely next president, Hillary Rotten Clinton.  Honestly, the media has ignored all of this like it never even happened.  The irony is that they have had a front row seat to the whole thing. Even more disturbing they are in on it.

Donna Brazile, while working as a CNN host, actually emailed questions from a supposed “town hall meeting” to Hillary’s handlers before the questions were even asked.  This isn’t even a case of crooked media or handling a candidate with kid gloves, this stuff is exactly how a corrupt country like Russia holds elections!  If I were Trump, during Wednesday’s debate, I would have interrupted moderator Chris Wallace and said, “Chris, let’s stop with the hard questions and get to the ones Donna Brazile sent her please.”  Then look into the camera and say, “Rigged election folks!”
Game, set, and match.

Perhaps more disturbing, the media is running with this story of all these woman who have come forward accusing Trump of sexual harassment or assault.  Trump has been asked over and over since the infamous tape he and Billy Bush were on making locker room talk about these women.  His response has been the same the entire time, I have never met any of them, and I do not know who they are.  Yet the media keeps asking; moderators at debates keep asking; it’s literally insanity!

Just think about it for half a second. If this stuff were true, Jeb Bush or some other establishment guy would have crucified Trump with it before the Presidential Primaries ever started.

X believes these women didn’t ever meet Trump, EVER!  I firmly believe these women were hired by that thug, and that’s what he is a thug, that lowlife democrat scum who hired the rabble-rousers to raise holy hell at the Trump rallies.  That’s right, the media took a fake story from democrat pro-Clinton operatives and ran with it.

Please notice the timing. Coincidence? I think not. Trump started doing better in polls and especially with women so the media had to dump a phony narrative on him to slow his momentum. 

Which brings me to my next point about the corrupt election…….Robert Creamer and his braying lowlife associate Scott Foval.  These are the two morons that hired thugs to go to Trump rallies and start fights with the intention of creating a narrative that Republicans are a bunch of hooligans.  How is it that the media has not reported on this at all? Both men claimed to be employees/contractors of the Democrat National Committee and for the Clinton campaign, but again no mention by the media about this incident. 

CNN, also known here as the Clinton News Network, through wannabe journalist Anderson Cooper, actually tried to blame film maker James O’Keefe saying that recording people secretly is a felony.  Cooper is somewhat correct, but he—like the media—enjoys duping people so let’s set the record straight about these two braying lowlifes.  Foval is a career staffer with the democrat party.  Judging by the video (which X has seen in entirety) he doesn’t seem very bright at all. He basically spilled the beans to an undercover person that he barely knows.  Hence X cannot call him an empty suit as that would be a disservice to clothes hangers. 

Now on to the braying lowlife known as Robert Creamer.  Creamer is married to Chicago Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Yeah, go figure. A guy who hired thugs is from Chicago right?  Creamer also spent time in jail due to voter fraud, once again….Chicago, shocking!  He also visited the White House over 300 times since Barack Obama has been president.  Shocking! Even more so because Obama has made the visitor logs at the White House private.  No chance Obama ever met with this guy because as you recall, President Obama—who sat in Reverend Wright’s church for decades—was suspiciously absent when Wright ranted about god damning America. 

Chicago style politics…rigging our elections…like I stated earlier…Trump was right, he just phrased it all wrong.

Until next time,



Posted by william on 10/21 at 06:22 PM
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Why Now is 1984

I’m getting ready to read Orwell’s famous novel with my son. He’s old enough to see what this dystopian future is all about and see the parallels with modern life. One thing that has become crystal clear in the last year is that 1984 is here. While there is a “Big Brother” theme running thru all levels of government, there is something Orwell didn’t see and that is the willingness of privately owned corporations to voluntarily rewrite “the truth” to score points and gain protection from the government.

Big corporations love big government. They give millions to politicians for two reasons: to be protected from legislative harm in the form of taxation and regulation and secondly to have government protect them from competition.

Now corporations are publicly going a step further, they are filtering news and information to prevent the public from learning anything that might be harmful to those in office. This first came to my notice when the University of California, Davis was outed for paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to a company so that an incident on the campus would be scrubbed or at least buried from Internet searches. Students that were protesting on the campus as part of the George Soros funded Occupy Wall Street Campaign were maced by campus police. The school leadership wanted this unfortunate publicity to go away so they hired a private company to sweep the incident under the rug. People sympathetic to the students caused an uproar and thwarted the effort generating even more bad publicity for the school.

Link: UC Davis attempt to cover-up pepper spray incident is useless

Link: Macing Video

Now Hillary Clinton is the beneficiary of companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google scrubbing articles, suppressing information, and literally rewriting history for her benefit. This is in addition to thousands of college students, homeless, and others employed by Clinton to bully Trump supporters at rallies, online, and via other means.

Here are a few links about the extent of the fraud that are all up today:

• Memo: Google’s Eric Schmidt Working Directly With the Clinton Campaign
Link: Discreet conversations’ also started with Facebook, Apple in 2014

• WATCH: New BOMBSHELL video just released by James O’Keefe on MASS VOTER FRAUD
“Scott Foval, who has since been fired, admits that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years.”

• Elections Expert: “We Now Have 4 Million Ineligible and Dead Voters on American Voter Rolls”
Link: 4 Million Ineligible and Dead Voters on American Voter Rolls

• Top Indiana election official alleges more voter fraud
Link: Indiana Voter Fraud

• Dem Operative Who Oversaw Trump Rally Agitators Visited White House 342 Times

A key operative in a Democratic scheme to send agitators to cause unrest at Donald Trump’s rallies has visited the White House 342 times since 2009, White House records show.

Robert Creamer, who acted as a middle man between the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee and “protesters” who tried — and succeeded — to provoke violence at Trump rallies met with President Obama 47 times, according to White House records. Creamer’s last visit was in June 2016.

Link: White House Coordinates Attack on Trump Rallies

Hillary Clinton is not the only one who is a beneficiary of history revisionism in the computer age, local Elk Grove State Assembly member Jim Cooper has had his past scrubbed as well.

Jim Cooper’s 2010 race against Scott Jones has been scrubbed of damning comments made by Cooper, I know because I heard him say the words, my information was firsthand. At the time, the Sacramento County Sherriff’s Office was experiencing budget cutbacks and laying off employees. Moral in the department was going down. Elk Grove and other newly created cities in Sacramento County had also been poaching employees from the Sheriff’s Department since 2006 and many longtime officers had left for better working conditions. Cooper’s solution was to fully fund the Sheriff’s Department via traffic cameras. He wanted cameras everywhere not for safety but for revenue generation.  He wanted the Department to fine the public enough to pay for law enforcement (which they are already paying for via other taxes). In the early part of his campaign this idea was central to his revenue solution; however, virtually no mention of this can be found on any Internet search conducted today. Cooper’s words have been scrubbed.

Ditto for Jim Cooper’s many mentions by the Sacramento County Grand Jury. Cooper’s record has been rehabilitated, unfortunately he has not.

Oh, since I’m on the subject of Cooper, he is still the one and only Small Business of the Month at the Elk Grove Dos Coyotes restaurant. Let’s see, May, June, July, August, September, October; yeah, six months in a row.


To play with Paul Harvey’s phrase, “You know what the news is, if Liberals have their way, you’ll never know the rest of the story.”

So next time you read something on Snopes or some other allegedly reliable website, just remember that you might be getting the scrubbed version and not the unvarnished truth. Let the buyer beware.

Posted by william on 10/19 at 07:12 AM
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Warren Buffett Screws Even the Poorest Americans

By “X”

Warren Buffett owns lots of companies through his investment vehicle subsidiary Berkshire Hathaway.  X will give Buffett credit, he does give out very good investment advice such as; taking a long view on the market as opposed to trying to time it, and buying a wonderful company at a good price instead of buying a good company at a wonderful price.  Turn on CNBC or Fox Business and the program’s host will probably mention Buffett several times throughout the day. He is known as both the “oracle of Omaha” and the “greatest investor ever.”  For the most part this is true; however, let’s delve into a few select companies he owns and how they fleece the poorest people living in our country.

One such company is Clayton Homes. Berkshire Hathaway (Buffett) acquired them back in 2003 for 1.7 billion dollars.  Clayton Homes builds and sells manufactured homes. X has no issue and actually believes Buffett made a smart decision to buy a company like Clayton.  Manufactured homes are generally lived in by people who do not have much financially and that is not an issue; people do need to live somewhere.  Clayton sells its products on sales lots similar to an independent car dealer. Typically, when customers visit Clayton’s lots, they encounter flashy signs and banners specifically to target their preferred demographic, the poor, and minorities. (More on this later). 

Clayton was expanded over the years to produce many varieties of the same types of homes under different names, smart move as automakers do the same thing.  Many towns have multiple Clayton Homes dealers but they were intentionally branded under different names to deceive shoppers.  In some sparsely populated parts of the Midwest and South, one would have to drive past as many as five Clayton Homes dealers to find a non-Clayton dealer.  In Texas, there are 12 Clayton dealers and not one competitor for over three hours away!  In Carrolton, Texas—just north of Dallas, Buffet’s Clayton Homes controls 90% of the manufactured home market, yeah think about that for a minute.

Manufactured home selling isn’t unethical or anything so, why is X white hot at Rich Uncle Pennybags?  It’s the way he markets, insures, and finances them.  Clayton markets directly to the poor, but more so to minorities. One former Clayton supervisor said “We market to that demographic because they are not as smart as whites and don’t ask questions like whites do.”  That’s not racist at all is it?  Manufactured homes are a horrible investment to begin with because they depreciate in value extremely quickly, and if you don’t have the $45k to buy the unit outright then Buffett can finance it for you!  Yup, he owns Vanderbilt Mortgage, a low income, high risk lender.  Vanderbilt was the preferred lender for Clayton sales associates to steer their unexpected customers toward at financing time.  Vanderbilt paid Clayton a royalty for each placed loan, and Buffett got a cut as well. (Kinda sounds like the Wells Fargo debacle right?)  Vanderbilt charges very high fees, and the interest rates are exorbitant, often seven points higher than a typical home loan.  So in today’s terms that would be around 11% interest a year.  Other lenders charged around 3.8% higher than a conventional home loan, but remember Uncle Warren wants to get paid at every point of the process.  Vanderbilt Mortgage has a staggering 40% of the manufactured home loan market, the second largest controls just 6%, that would be Wells Fargo.

Additionally Clayton has an insurance subsidiary, HomeFirst Agency. They were the preferred provider of insurance on all the homes sold by Clayton and financed by Vanderbilt.  Again, the sales associates were telling customers that their current insurance company does not insure mobile homes so you should go with our in house option.  So once again he duped unsuspecting people.  So at this point of the sales process Buffett has profited several different times: the loan Clayton got from Berkshire to build the unit, Shaw Carpet and Benjamin Moore Paints to finish the interior (both owned by Buffett), the loan through Vanderbilt Mortgage, and the insurance through HomeFirst.  Sounds like a heck of a gig if you can land it.  However of the three main players in this article, Vanderbilt Mortgage literally may be the devil re-incarnated.

Vanderbilt doesn’t verify or ask for income statements from the individual getting the loan.  This happened on purpose folks, Vanderbilt does this to make a profit up front on the fees and interest for the first few months, then they could repossess the unit and sell it again; lather, rinse, repeat.  Or in the words of the Blogfather, Dewey, Screwem and Howe.  Vanderbilt would tell the customers the loans could be refinanced at a lower rate in the future; not true, Vanderbilt did this so they could repossess.  Vanderbilt customer service members would tell clients that called in pleading to refinance that they should and I quote “not buy medication or medicines, and encourage them to pawn off or sell any items they could to make that payment.”  The customers could not refinance the loans as units depreciate extremely quickly. As a result, many customers lost their homes.  Even worse, many customers lost their land which they had put up as collateral.  In one case, while foreclosure was being introduced, Vanderbilt had already taken the unit and had it listed for sale on a Clayton lot again.  These companies are so corrupt and unethical they defied the orders of a judge.

So once again to recap, the nice guy Warren Buffett who laments that his secretary pays a higher income tax rate then he does, owns companies that allow him to profit at every turn and plays by his own set of rules when it comes to steering customers into making poor financial decisions.  Buffett is a fraud, plain and simple. He is a very greedy human being who is ruthless to the working people while he profits hand over fist.  He should not be regarded as a great person or great investor, as in these cases with Vanderbilt Mortgage and Clayton Homes some people and families literally lost everything to a phony empire know as Warren Buffett.  Wait until I unveil the next hit on him, regarding his profits over employee’s dealings.

Until next time,


Posted by william on 10/14 at 09:00 PM

Post Constitutional America is Here

Former Sacramento Congressman Vic Fazio was quoted back in the 1980’s as saying “Don’t go quoting the Constitution to me, let’s get back to reality”.   Unfortunately, this Liberal Democrat was a harbinger of what has come to pass in the intervening years.

The song “Stop the World” by Randy Stonehill puts much of our wrongs into a succinct form:
We’re putting criminals in office
Cause it’s way too crowded in the jails
T.V. is our teacher now
The schools are overrun by thugs
And children skip their innocence
And graduate to sex and drugs
Right is wrong and wrong is right
White is black and black is white

Millions of people in this country have taken an oath to “…defend the country from all enemies foreign and domestic” but look at their actions, they clearly don’t believe it.

Not only have the barbarians repeatedly stormed the gates, but our leaders are inviting the barbarians—including those from the Seventh Century—to come here and stay. They are welcome to setup outposts of insurgence within our borders. Why? Because they have a common enemy: Christianity.

The American experiment in democracy appears to be experiencing its last dying breaths. The country is burdened with so much debt that all the wealth in the world could literally not pay all the obligations of government let alone the consumer debt of its people.

Yes, the United States is experiencing the same civil war that is raging in the rest of the West. Secular Humanism and Islam are uniting to destroy Christianity. Christianity is responsible for Western Culture but its heirs have forgotten God and think they can do it without Him. Each of our leaders—like their counterparts in the Biblical books of Chronicles and Kings—have done more wickedness than all the leaders before them. They glory in their wickedness. Our gods are called Choice instead of Moloch, athletes, actors, musicians, or politicians instead of Ba’al (local deities), Marvel and D.C. instead of Olympus or Valhalla and the power of the State is vested in Washington instead of Egypt.

Pluralism has the practical effect of establishing a modern Rome where you can have any god you want as long as Caesar is Lord. To hold to the supremacy of the Biblical God is anathema to our culture. This is even true of most self-identified Christians.

Sorry but it’s true. The pervasiveness of abortion, divorce, homosexuality, child abuse, drugs, tattoos, or any other metric of evil in our society is the same inside the Church or out. As a whole, there is no measurable difference between those calling themselves “Christian” and the general population. Most children of Christian families that are raised in the church leave their faith as soon as they go off to college if not before. Is it any wonder when only two colleges in the United States still believe the biblical account of Genesis? If Genesis is a myth then so is the rest of the Bible. Without “The Fall” there is no sin and no God; therefore, no need for a Savior.

The Clinton v Trump campaign may seem important to us at the moment but regardless of who wins, the trajectory of the country will continue to further decline. The vote will only determine how fast the decline will continue. The Republic is over; the only struggle now is what will replace it. Look for less freedom, more government, and more persecution. Jesus said to count the cost of following Him and we are beginning to see that even in this country the price is rapidly increasing. To openly follow Him will cost you, jobs, property, and your freedom; not in the future but now. Welcome to the curses of Deuteronomy 28:15–68

We are clearly under God’s judgment but instead of repenting, we are acting like Alfred E Newman from Mad Magazine and saying, “What, me worry?”

Alfred E Newman

The Constitution was supposed to be THE list of the powers of the national government—enumerated powers—but now it means the opposite, unless specifically prohibited, the nation government thinks its fair game to fill their coffers or interfere in you daily life. Rightly interpreted, the government created by the Constitution was so small and remote that it shouldn’t matter who is in office. As envisioned by the document, the President and Supreme Court had very little responsibility. Almost all power was to be in the Congress. (Remember that they just dumped a King and country and were looking not to repeat that mistake again.) As written, the leadership in Washington was to affect your daily lives as much as the winner of the San Francisco 49ers versus the Oakland Raiders game last year.

Triumvirates didn’t work too well in Ancient Rome and it is likely that ours will end-up in the same place. We have the Imperial President that rules by Executive Orders instead of edicts; a legislative branch that is a cheap parody of the Imperial Senate of Star Wars or Roman Senate under the Caesars. (Can you say symbolism over substance?) The only difference is that we have a Supreme Court. The Court gets to make laws too but they have become a laughingstock. They have no real power, no army or way to enforce anything and they serve at the pleasure of the President. When needed, they always fall in line to the will of the President. Lest you disagree with me, look back to Roosevelt and the New Deal. “A switch in time saved nine”  is not a nursery rhyme but an historical fact.

Someday soon, a President is not going to leave the White House at the end of his term but remain in power. He might even change his title to Chancellor or caretaker. The Court will reluctantly find it Constitutional and the Congress will standby idly wringing their hands when it happens but that day is almost here.

Germany once laughed at Hitler and his National Socialists but everything Hitler did including the Holocaust was with the blessing of their Legislature and Courts . Well socialists now run most of this country, the only squabble is will we be National Socialists or Internationalist Socialists (Globalists)?  We might even adopt a Fascist economic model just to spice things up and create the illusion of private ownership of the means of production.

I think Fazio was right; we are no long bound by the Constitution. Like people that go to church and don’t let their professed faith affect their daily lives, we pay lip-service to the founding document but don’t feel constrained to follow it. Conservative Protestants have been saying that we live in a Post-Christian world since Francis Schaeffer in the 1980’s; well I think it’s high time that we called our era in modern America the Post-Constitutional one. My only question is did Post-Constitutional America begin with FDR or Obama? I will have to ponder that one a while longer.

Posted by william on 10/14 at 06:54 AM

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Words Speak Louder Than Deeds

Eight years ago, it was our worst versus their worst and Obama won. This time it’s our loudest versus their loudest. The election isn’t over yet but there’s been a hell of a lot of jury tampering going on lately.

Trump was caught on tape saying something that many—especially on the Left seem to claim is reprehensible. Trump used words but Bill Clinton did what Trump said and worse. Nobody has accused Trump of rape but Bill Clinton is a proven sexual predator and gets a pass from the same people feigning outrage at Trump.

Isn’t that what the entire pornography industry is based on; fantasies that men have about women that they can never have. It was Larry Flint—publisher of Hustler magazine—that famously came to Bill Clinton’s defense during the impeachment and Monica affairs.  What party defends and promotes pornography, perversion, and tearing down social norms? It’s in their rainbow DNA. Pornography is such a big deal that it’s even on the California ballot; we get to vote on whether those in adult films must use condoms when filming pornographic movies.

And you thought Liberals wanted to keep government out of your bedroom? Yeah, right!

Trump talks about keeping America safe while Hillary—as Secretary of State—purposely killed those in her care. Thanks to Michael Bay, at least some low information voters have heard of Benghazi.

How come Trump’s words are xenophobia while Hillary wants to expand the Obama policy of flooding the country with Muslims that want to kill and enslave us?  Oh, and implement Sharia Law. People that came here used to want to be Americans, but now they want to reshape America to be just like whatever Third World hole they crawled out of.

Even after campaigning twice for president and spending a billion dollars in political ads during this election cycle, no Clinton supporter can tell you three accomplishments of Hillary.  They only know that Trump is evil because he is a Republican and uses sarcasm when answering stupid questions from the Fourth Estate.

Posted by william on 10/11 at 03:56 PM
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Friday, October 07, 2016

More on Taxpayer Funding in Support of Measure B

If you needed more proof that taxpayer money is being spent on supporting Measure B here is yet another nugget of evidence.
Please note that the website registrations for Yes on Measure B Link: MeasureB-Yes and the Sacramento Go Link: SacramentoGo websites are hosted by the same Internet server. Sacramento Go is the site being pushed at taxpayer expense by various cities and the county of Sacramento to gin-up support for higher taxes.

Sacramento Go website registration data

Measure B Yes registration data

Both sites have the same Internet Protocol (IP) address. This is more than coincidence.

It’s time to cue the music to “It’s a Small World” There are no coincidences in this campaign, it is one seamlessly orchestrated scam on the low information voters of this region.  Both Republican and Democrat elected officials are united in pulling one over on the voters of this county.  This is what government means when they advocate a public-private partnership.

Also please note that both the taxpayer funded flyer and the mailer from the Yes campaign are using the very same publisher. All the taxpayer funded advocacy literature is illegal and an in-kind contribution to the Yes campaign.

Map key from Yes Campaign mailing

Map from City of Elk Grove taxpayer funded flyer

There is no doubt that both the taxpayer funded flyer and the one from the Yes campaign were created by the same company. The graphics are identical. Both were mailed a few days apart.

When you live in a one party system this kind of corruption is rampant and unchecked.

Posted by william on 10/07 at 09:30 PM
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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Wilton Rancheria Casino Buys off Elk Grove City Council

By “X”

I’ve decided to wait another week before whacking Rich Uncle Penny bags AKA Warren Buffett to shine some light on the recently passed Indian Gaming Taj Mahal coming soon to Elk Grove.  Just to set the record straight, X is no fan of the new casino; however, I do not oppose it because of a perceived notion that crime, prostitution, and drunk driving will occur more often.  X opposes the casino because Elk Grove was supposedly founded on being a family friendly bed and breakfast community with hopefully enough amenities that you can always find some good clean fun in town.  A casino is not family friendly or a provider of good, clean family fun. 

Let’s face it many of us have been to local area casinos such as: Thunder Valley, Red Hawk, Jackson Rancheria, and Cache Creek. The narrative is the same at all of them; a 2,000 plus slot and table game gambling floor, a hotel, a plethora of buffets and nice restaurants, concert areas, and a golf course.  This is all fine; however, you must be 21 or over to play on the gaming floor, thus children are not allowed. Also casinos are exempt from California’s no smoking laws, so I guess there will be Prop 65 warnings about how the casino can cause cancer right?  While casinos do not show any increase in crime or drunk driving per say, the biggest reason the City Council will regret this decision is these establishments are a horrible vice, one capable of destroying a family.

X will cede the point that alcohol and illicit drugs are a major reason for the breakdown of a family, with the former being served at Indian Casinos. To me, the single worst problem caused by these casinos is that they often prey upon people with limited to no disposable income.  I’ve seen it many times over the years. X only attends Indian Casinos once in a blue moon, but when he does he is startled by the number of people gambling next Friday’s paycheck on red trying desperately to double their money.  This leads to major financial ruin for families eventually causing homes, cars and even retirement savings to be lost in the name of trying to earn a quick buck.  Don’t take my word for it, go to a casino and you will see it first hand; laborers, blue collar workers, and retirees spending copious amounts of money each hour; and these places are extremely expensive.  Wait and watch as Elk Grove burns folks. Any bets on free transportation to and from the nearby Del Webb community?

This was the single dumbest decision ever made in this city’s brief history.

However I will give the executives and decision makers from the tribe big, hearty congratulations.  They single handedly fleeced the entire city council .  The compact will pay the City of Elk Grove $132 million over 30 years to offset the increase in traffic and mitigation issues the casino will cause.  Isn’t that nice of them?  14.5 million of that will be up front to assist with police, road improvements, and community facilities. 

When a casino went into El Dorado County, the county government made the tribe build out the roads and overpass for Red Hawk before they could build the casino but, with this deal, the City of Elk Grove will foot the bill for access to the casino.  Please keep in mind that the City Fathers already spend 30 million for freeway access to the ill-fated mall project. I am not sure what community facilities entail, but I would assume more convention centers or sports complexes we don’t need.  (Can you say aquatics center and Cadillac soccer center?—editor) The tribe was smart; they also are including in their 4.5 million annual payment monies to be directed to Elk Grove Unified School District and local charities, essentially buying off all dissent that could have shown up. 

X was in attendance at the council meeting when this item was brought up. I witnessed concerned and angry citizens being ignored by the city council—which I may add featured CRA endorsed tax hiker Patrick Hume and union lover and revenue supporter Steven Detrick.  It’s funny because a grand total of 0 members from CRA were in attendance; maybe because they want to keep Hume and Detrick happy? 

This goes back to why the CRA and Republican Party are extinct in California, especially in Elk Grove.  Steven Detrick also embarrassed himself by voting in support of the casino before he was even called on!  Hume heard there was a bribe, err I mean money from the tribe coming for transportation projects (He sits on the Regional Transit Board) and immediately voted yes.  These are two CRA darlings’ folks! Say one thing around election time but do another when it comes time to take a stand.  The loan voice of reason on this issue was Steven Lie, sorry Ly, he actually spoke out against, but voted in favor.  X cannot blame Lie because he is running for Mayor on a deceive the public platform.

Now we know why the council was so quick to defeat the call for a local sales tax in Elk Grove. The fix was in way back in July.

So to summarize, here is what the tribe will be paying to Elk Grove.
(This was verified by a resident empty suit who works in the City Hall.)

• 14.5 million up front to pay for roads, police, and community centers.  Likely this money will be used to pay for the Yes on Measure B fliers sent out at taxpayer expense the blog father wrote about earlier. 
• Then the City will get an annual payment of 4.5 million to essentially put toward anything they want.  This is a very measly amount when you look at the total revenue likely to be generated at this Casino. 
• Even worse, the 4.5 million will be subject to only 2% annual inflation increases, even when the City’s own economic staff pegs inflation at around 4% in the immediate future. 

We got a raw deal. X recommends voting against Darren Suen, Steve Ly and Steven Detrick in November; however CRA likely will endorse all 3.

Til next time loyal readers,


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