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… The Banks may Not Like It [#Puerto Rico][#debt][#bankruptcy][#default]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,January 7th,2017

.. the banks are really going to hate this . But , it will teach them an important lesson about loans and U.S. governments , in particular the states . They will have to book their losses , and quit whining ..

.. Puerto Rico is going to have to be realistic . Their government is far too big . Their debt load is far too large for them to manage properly . also , their scope of their government and services is waaay too broad . Simple , the commonwealth cannot afford the current size of government . Things will have to change ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com/Finance]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. now , will our Congress create a Chapter 9 style bankruptcy system for the states . Some of them are eventually going to need it .. [read : Illinois] ..

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… California and the Drought [#jerry brown]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 30th,2016

.. what must Gov. Moonbeam be thinking ?? ..

.. his idea of a solution is a drastic one : a mandatory 25% cut in water use by everyone statewide . Does he really think that such a drastic move is going to work ? .. I doubt it …

.. there are several elements of California ‘ s situation , ones that I will cover soon in other writings . But I will tell you this : What Jerry Brown is proposing is insane , and will not work ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog article …

.. people will resist such draconian measures . So will businesses , other government agencies , and farms [agriculture] . Why ? …

.. unless you motivate them to change , it is simple : it is simple human nature to resist change …

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… California and the Drought [#skin in the game]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 28th,2016

.. people will resist draconian measures . It is that simple . Why ? it is in human nature for people to resist , especially when they do not have any ” skin in the game … “

.. they will do things because they have to , but they will not like it . They will also find ways to get around the rules , and put the burden on others . Ouch …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. do you really want people to co – operate ? Well , then , they have to feel that they have a fair bit of ownership of the situation . Make them a part of the solution , instead of imposing diktats upon them from above …

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… California and the Drought [#Ohio]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 16th,2016

.. yea , this is where my home state comes in …

.. in Ohio , most of the state bills for water and sewer use together . The average bill these days [at least around here] is around $50 to $60 , but that is for a 3 – month period . Is it enough ? No , even with the plentiful supply [snowpack , rainfall , rivers , reservoirs , the Great Lakes] …

.. those bill are beginning to soar . Why ? First and foremost , our sewers are old , and are in drastic need of repair and replacement . Around this area , the City of Cleveland neglected the water and sewer systems for far too many years . Now , many projects are going on all at once to catch up . Boy , oh boy , are they going to cost a pretty penny . Our area ‘ s bills are going to soar as a result …

.. [h/t — Bloomberg.com(news)]..
.. [link] to the blog column …

.. there is alos a very major sewer project going on . WWe have to do it , whether we like it are not . It is part of a court – imposed settlement , so that is that . The project basically is building a massive set of storage tanks underneath the Greater Cleveland are . Those tanks will store the sewage water , then allow the plants to process it in an orderly fashion ….

.. If it sounds expensive , it is . It is scheduled to cost over $2.5 billion [at a minimum] . So we will pay a pretty penny for our upgraded sewer service . But , we will be paying a more accurage figure , something that is more like the economic cost of the water that we use , and the sewage water tha t we produce each day ..

.. At least here in Ohio , we are facing up to reality . California is not …

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… i agree with Sheriff Joe (Arpaio) [#border enforcement]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 2nd,2016

.. Sheriff Joe was interviewed by Newsmax the other day …

.. it was regarding the tragedy of two California Sheriff ‘ s [Sacramento County] deputies being shot and killed in an ambush by a perpetrator . The killing was bad enough , but the background on the perp was far worse …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. the perpetrator was an illegal immigrant . Yes , an illegal immigrant . Worse , this guy had been kicked out of the country twice . Twice , for God ‘ s Sake ….

.. even more so , this guy lived under multiple identities . He avoided jobs that would have revealed his true id ….

.. guys like this keep getting released by the Feds back on the streets , instead of being kicked out for good …

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… Another Victory for Gun Rights [#gun sales][#gun purchases]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 30th,2016

.. hopefully ..

.. this case centers on a case out of the 9th Circuit , that came out of a case that was originally dismissed in 2013 . The case revolved around an ordinance in Alameda County, California, which banned gun stores from being located within 500 feet of a residential zone. Three businessmen—John Teixeira, Steve Nobriga, and Gary Gamaz—argued the ordinance violated their Second Amendment rights when they were prevented from opening a gun store. They claimed that the ordinance was intended to keep legal gun dealers from operating in the county.

.. as I understand it , the way the ordinance was written basically would not allow any gun stores at all to be opened in Alameda County . When this happened , the 3 men [who wanted to open a gun store] sued . The district court dismissed the case . To say the least , a 3 – 0 ruling at the appeals level against the County was a shock ..

.. [h/t — WFB.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the case still has a long way to go . Alameda Cty could well appeal this to the full 9th Circuit , which has over 30 judges . It is also extremely liberal . It is also a question of whether the SCOTUS would even take up the case ..

.. but the first victory is at hand . Now , what will the County do ? How will the State of California react ?? ..

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… on Robert Durst [#Oops]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,May 1st,2016

.. uh , someone should have kept his big mouth shut .

.. judge Jeanine Pirro has been on this case since the series [ HBO’s ” the Jinx “] premiered . More so since the case and Durst originally cam from her neck of the woods 15 years ago . She originally prosecuted this guy , and somehow he managed to get off ..

.. [h/t — WashingtonComPost.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column …

.. now Durst is in jail , and is on his way back to California . May he rot in hell ….

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… I am Not Wild about This Idea , But .. [#unlock the phone]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 1st,2016

.. I have a pretty good computer background . It comes with a very good computer education and a second bachelor ‘ s degree [this time in Computer Science] from my university ..

.. however , it does not make me an ideal ” Mr. Wizard ” of a computer programmer . My skills do not come to me naturally . I have had to work my butt off on them . but , I do know what I am talking about .

.. I do not advocate for something like this idily . So , advocating for the ” cracking ” of the IPhone is not something that I come to without a lot of thought and discussion ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post column ..

.. These people are terrorists . Thery are mass murderers . This couple murdered 14 people , and would have killed more if they have had the damn chance . There is likely intel on that phone ..

.. the Government has a valid court order . Apple should comply forthwith ..

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… the ” You Have to Be Kidding ” issue [#military gear]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,November 12th,2015

.. a school district in California [San Diego , to be specific] has purchased a surplus piece of military equipment …

.. it is , to wit , a MRAP , a redesigned mine – resistant vehicle that has been developed to replace the Humvee ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the news piece …

.. for God ‘ s Sake , what in God ‘ s name is a school district doing with a MRAP ? A police department or a sheriff ‘ s department , that I can understand . A state police department , even that I can understand . But a local school district ? …

.. Hell No !! … there is no need , NONE , for it …

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… It Could Not Have Happened to a Nicer Witch [#Sandra Fluke]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 11th,2014

.. yea , she lost …

.. goodie , goodie …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]…
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. but , jeez …. over $1.5 million each , for a state senate election ??? ….

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… What are They Thinking ?!?! [#dumping illegal immigrant kids in Az]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 25th,2014

.. you heard it right .

.. the Feds [no , not the Mexican Federales] (our Feds) are dumping illegals at bus stops in Arizona .

.. I have always had an innate belief in Sheriff Joe Arpaio . He is one tough customer . He is an old – school lawman . He does not mess around . He tells it how it is … My belief is even stronger now …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. Arizona ‘ s counties are as large as you can imagine . They are , on average , around 9,000 to 9,600 square miles each . Arizona has 15 counties , unlike my home state of Ohio [of similar size] , which has 88 . Their sheriffs and their departments have a lot of ground to patrol , so they are wired into stuff like this . Ohio is in the Great Lakes , and borders Canada , which is peaceful . Arizona is in the Southwest , and borders Mexico . Their border is not peaceful , not at all . So , guess who I believe ?

.. the Feds ? , or Sheriff Joe ?

.. easy call –> Sheriff Joe Arpaio , by a mile …

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… Can Elan Carr pull off the Impossible ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 18th,2014

.. not likely , but maybe ..

.. Carr is running in Ca33 , which is Henry Waxman ‘ s old seat . Waxman is retiring after decades [almost 40 years] in the House . This seat is about as liberal as it gets . Apart from Manhattan ‘ s Upper West Side , there are not many places quite like LA ‘ s west side … Brentwood , BelAir , Beverly Hills , and Malibu , up to Santa Monica . The usual job description for a Congressman is GOPers need not apply …

elan carr (gop CA33)(waxman ' s seat)

.. [h/t — HollywoodReporter]..

.. [link] to the piece …

.. However , that did not faze Carr . Carr is now a local small businessman , after a career as a gang – related prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney ‘ s Office . He also was a military reservist , and saw duty in the Iraq war ….

.. For any Republican to have a real chance , it helps to be Jewish . Carr is , and is Conservative Jewish . That helps , because an Orthodox Jew would be dead meat in this district . Reform Judaism , which is likely strong in this district , may well be willing to support a Conservative jew , especially a businessman and a war veteran ..

.. the odds are not good , but this race bears watching . I do intend to …

.. [update] — Carr is trailing in the polls , but not by much …. by about 6 points . It will be interesting to see how much interest , especially from the media , that this race gets …

.. with early voting , this one could be close . Bob Turner pulled it off in NYC (in Queens) in 2010 against Anthony Weiner , when Weiner quit all of a sudden …

.. this one bears watching …

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… Busy Day [#Primary Day] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 3rd,2014

.. election day , today ..

.. eight different states with primary elections , today , including : …

.. California — not too much here — the principal ones are the congressional ” jungle ” primaries . If two candidates from the same party make it to the general election , then the other party ….. too bad ….

.. the big battle should be the last district , # 52 — Incumbent Scott Peters is likely headed to a fall battle with local San Diego businessman Carl de Maio …

.. Iowa — republican Joni Ernst is likely headed to a fall battle with congresscritter Bruce Braley . If Braley can keep his foot out of his mouth , then this one will be a real barn – burner …

.. New Mexico — the set – up for the fall election . nothing major here …

.. New Jersey — ditto , except for a special election in CD # 1 …

.. South Dakota — a set – up for the fall . The prime battle will be the US Senate battle for the seat that is now currently held by retiring Senator Tim Johnson . This one is widely expected to go Republican …

.. Montana — the set for the fall battle will be the US Senate race , also a seat that is very , very highly likely to go Republican …

.. Mississippi — a crazy brawl in the Republican primary . Thad Cochoran is trying to survive and hold onto his seat . If he wins the primary [which he may not] , he would be an easy faviourite to win in the general election …

.. Alabama — nothing major , here

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… Go Get ‘ Em Carl [DeMaio] !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 2nd,2014

.. Carl DeMaio is one tough customer .

.. He is a candidate for US Congress from California ‘ s 52nd Congressional District . He will stand for election on Tuesday in the state ‘ s ” jungle ” primary , where all comers stand for election . Only the top two vote – getters move on to the general election on November 5th …

.. He made the news again this week . Unfortunately , it was of the not-so-good kind . His campaign headquarters in San Diego was vandalized and totally trashed by parties unknown . Given the tactics of the current campaign , people suspect the campaign of his opponent , demoCrap Representative Rob Peters or gay rights interest groups in the Greater San Diego area . How foolish would that be , especially just before the election …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview]..
.. [link] to the article…

.. DeMaio is a Republican , is openly gay . He is very heavily expected to advance to the general election without much trouble . He has had more grief from gay – rights groups on the left than from the DemoCraps or from his own party .

.. Tuesday will be an interesting night . There will be primary elections in California and 8 other states . It will mark the halfway point in the 2014 primary election season . In this race , the important thing will be , first , who gets through [likely deMaio and Peters] . Second , is what vote totals that they get . So , why is the vote important ..

.. between the dirty tricks by the gay – rights crowd and the antics by now – jailed ” filthy ” Bob Filner , both scandals are having an effect on San Diego politics . Now , the question is how much in the congressional race , which , ironically , is for ” Filthy ‘ s ” old congressional seat , more or less . The better a candidate does in the primary , the better that they are positioned for the general election …

.. it would especially be important for deMaio to finish first , or a close second . If he finished a strong first , then he becomes a favourite in the general election ..

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… Congress Race on Full Boil [CA 52] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 15th,2014

.. this one is going to be one to watch .

.. you bet that I am going to keep a close eye on it ! …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. the incumbent , Rep. Scott Peters (DemoCrap) is going nasty , early . It kinda gives one an idea that he fears the campaign that his opponent , local businessman Carl de Maio , can run against him . Especially in a climate like this year ‘ s …

.. This part of California is normally a moderate Democrat area . A significant part of the district , however , emcompasses , San Diego County and the City of San Diego . That makes it precarious for any DemoCrap , anytime …

.. San Diego was and still is the US home to the US Navy ‘ s Pacific Fleet . Not only that , Camp Pendleton Marine Base is not that far away . Ditto TwentyNinePalms Marine Base .. Which makes for lots and lots of active military and military retirees , many of whom do not like the Dems , especially His Lordship [Obama] …

.. so , why is Peters calling de Maio (who is gay) , ” Mary ? ” Why ? Really , Really , stooped !! ..

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… Carl De Maio has some serious guts [GOP candidate // CA]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 14th,2014

.. if you have not heard of him , you will .

.. around these parts of the country , the answer is , huh ?? ..

.. Carl De Maio is / was a City Councilman in San Diego . He is a fervent and strong , fairly conservative guy . He is also gay . So what ? ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the candidate ‘ s comments ..

.. De Maio ran for Mayor of San Diego in 2012 . Unfortunately , he lost (narrowly) to Bob (Filthy) Filner , who is now gone . He is now running for the 52nd Congressional district seat , one that is currently held by a DemoCrap (I am not sure which one) ..

.. given the circumstances , de Maio would not have an easy time . This year and this time around , he has a real chance of knocking off an incumbent DemoCrap . Good . Whether he is gay or not should not matter . Whether he is electable and can serve well in office is important ..

.. good luck to you , Carl . I for one will be following your race to see what happens …

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… Mozilla Warfare …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 8th,2014

.. since when does a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness give people the right to enforce a ” litmus test ” for professional inclusion at an employer ? …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..

.. [link] and [link2] to Maggie Gallagher ‘ s columns on the subject …

..  people have a right to their private lives and their personal freedoms . That includes the right and reason to associate with both people and causes with whom they choose to support … both with their time , as well as with their money . People also have a right to keep that private life separate from their professional life , and to not be intimidated by others …

.. It is also not the right of others not to intimidate people who choose to exercise such freedoms by abuse of the disclosure requirements of campaign contribution laws to act to intimidate others . Such misuse of the law is gross and outrageous …

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… Comments from Brendan Eich (from 2 years ago) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 8th,2014

.. I found these when i was having personal dealings with Mozilla . They were public comments made by Brendan Eich in the fall of 2012 , when the Los Angeles Slimes made public a database of contributors from the contributor list from the campaign for Proposition 8 in California …

.. [h/t — BrendanEich.com]..
.. [link] to the commentary ..

.. Brendan was Mozilla ‘ s C.T.O. (chief technology officer) then . If it were going to create a ruckus , I would have thought that it have been back then … But noooooo .

.. it happened just recently …

.. [from the text]..

.. the comments are entitled ” Community and Diversity ” ..

Community and Diversity

[I hope that it’s obvious from what follows that this is a statement of personal opinion, not an official Mozilla document.]

Summary

Mitchell Baker recently wrote:

If we start to try to make “Mozilla” mean “those people who share not only the Mozilla mission but also my general political / social / religious / environmental view” we will fail. If we focus Mozilla on our shared consensus regarding the Mozilla mission and manifesto then the opportunities before us are enormous.

Mozilla’s diversity is a success condition. Our mission and our goal is truly global. Our mission taps into a shared desire for respect and control and user sovereignty that runs across cultures and across many other worldviews. We may even offend each other in some of our other views. Despite this, we share a commitment to the Mozilla mission. This is a remarkable achievement and important to our continued success.

I agree with every word of this, and I believe it applies to other communities of which I’m a member. If not, these communities will tend to splinter, and that is likely to be a net loss for everyone.

Background

A donation that I made in support of California Proposition 8 four years ago became public knowledge and sparked a firestorm of comments in the last few days, mostly on Twitter.

People in other countries or other U.S. states do not know why “Mozilla” was listed in the donation data. Donors above a certain amount are required by the State of California to disclose their employer. Mozilla had nothing to do with the donation.

I’m not going to discuss Prop 8 here or on Twitter. There is no point in talking with the people who are baiting, ranting, and hurling four-letter abuse. Personal hatred conveyed through curse words is neither rational nor charitable, and strong feelings on any side of an issue do not justify it.

In contrast, people expressing non-abusive anger, sadness, or disagreement, I understand, grieve, and humbly accept.

No Hate

Ignoring the abusive comments, I’m left with charges that I hate and I’m a bigot, based solely on the donation. Now “hate” and “bigot” are well-defined words. I say these charges are false and unjust.

First, I have been online for almost 30 years. I’ve led an open source project for 14 years. I speak regularly at conferences around the world, and socialize with members of the Mozilla, JavaScript, and other web developer communities. I challenge anyone to cite an incident where I displayed hatred, or ever treated someone less than respectfully because of group affinity or individual identity.

Second, the donation does not in itself constitute evidence of animosity. Those asserting this are not providing a reasoned argument, rather they are labeling dissenters to cast them out of polite society. To such assertions, I can only respond: “no”.

If we are acquainted, have good-faith assumptions, and circumstances allow it, we can discuss 1:1 in person. Online communication doesn’t seem to work very well for potentially divisive issues. Getting to know each other works better in my experience.

The Larger Point

There’s a larger point here, the one Mitchell made: people in any group or project of significant size and diversity will not agree on many crucial issues unrelated to the group or project.

I know people doing a startup who testify that even at fewer than 20 employees, they have to face this fact. It’s obviously true for much larger communities such as JS and Mozilla. Not only is insisting on ideological uniformity impractical, it is counter-productive.

So I do not insist that anyone agree with me on a great many things, including political issues, and I refrain from putting my personal beliefs in others’ way in all matters Mozilla, JS, and Web. I hope for the same in return.

/be

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… Just a little “Oops” [voter reg card in CA] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 5th,2014

.. you might wonder about this ?? …

.. what is the big deal ??

.. [h/t — Twitchy]..
.. [link] to the blunderbuss …

.. believe you me , it is a very big deal . What it is is that people that signed up for ObamaCrapCare in California [on CoveredCalifornia] are being automatically signed up to vote , if they are not already …

.. this is similar to the drill with ” Motor Votor , ” where people who get their driver licenses either new or renewed get themselves authomatically registered to vote … So ?

.. the voter in California is supposed to have no party indicated on the voter registration card . One declares their party affiliation (similart to Ohio) when one wishes to vote in the party primary of one ‘ s choice . They are not supposed to be marked as a ” DemoCrap ” already …. This one was marked , already …

.. wanna bet that it was not the only one ?? …

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… Watch her get Cooked on Meet the DePressed , of all things [yes , on ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 19th,2013

.. these days , Meet the Press [Meet the DePressed] is largely a lost cause .

Tim Russert

Tim Russert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

.. Why ? David Gregory .

.. He is an empty suit for a reporter if there is ever one . He generally is clueless as to tough questions . Forget about anyone of a conservative bent getting a fair hearing with Gregory . If NBC Snooze were not such a sad sack (principally due to lack of talent , the rest due to the loons at pMSNBC) , the higher ups at the network would be able to find someone with a fair bit of talent . Tim Russert has to be turning over in his grave at the state of his old show . Even Garrick Utley did a top flight job , next to Gregory .

.. That is what makes this interview so surprising ([link] here ) . Nancy Pelosi signed on to appear on the show , and probably figured that she was going to get the ususal fluff questions that most liberals get . You would be wrong , for once .

.. ObamaCrapCare

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… Elections 2013 [New Jersey] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,November 11th,2013

.. well , Chris Christie won , and in a blowout .

.. He did very , very well in many demographics . Across the board . Women . Jews . Hispanics . Others . Even narrowed the

Governor of New Jersey at a town hall in Hills...

… Chris Christie , the re – elected Governor of New Jersey … (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

GOP deficits in the New Jersey House and in the New Jersey Senate .

.. Now , the speculation begins for 2016 . Can Christie win a 2016 general election ? You bet your boots he can . He can bring New Jersey and Delaware along , include Pennsylvania , and also put New York and Connecticut into play . It puts one hell of a dent into the DemoCraps ‘ playground .

.. You can also include potentially putting California into play . Potentially . If he can put New York into play , and grab New Jersey , along with Pennsylvania , California is possibly gettable . Expensive , yes . But gettable .

.. Christie now has an added year at his back . He has been re – elected (overwhelmingly , no less) , and can go out on the campaign trail , and collect chits from other candidates . He can stake out his positions before the presidential primary season , and can promote what he believes in , by who he chooses to support . From that , he can benefit quite a bit . We shall see …

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… A Unique Ballot Battle in Colorado …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,November 6th,2013

.. and it is one not to be poo – pooed …

.. A number of northern Colorado counties are extremely unhappy with the direction of the state and its government . Most state secession movements are a joke . Not this one . The voters of Colorado have plenty of issues to be pissed off at . Having a lunatic leftie twit as a Governor is one way to get everyone mad . Especially provoking anger are votes to attempt to eviscerate the Taxpayer Bill of Rights , and the gun control bill . Coloradans have voted for change , but I highly doubt that this is the change that they have had in mind .

.. It seems that quite a few citizens of Colorado are going to have something to do about their situation . No , it is not a joke . The dems that are currently in power in Denver just might be stupid enough to wave them bye – bye . First up is having a live secession movement . There is enough anger in northern Colorado that the state just might have one in live existence . The next step is to gather support . It could even come from counties in surrounding states , such as Wyoming , Nebraska , and Kansas . Once that occurs , then the Dems in Denver have a serious problem . If they sign off on the issue (a big if) , then it comes to D.C. . Boy , would that become a political football .

.. to create a new state (North Colorado) out of parts of the current state , and even from parts of surrounding states (possibly) , you need the permission of the existing state government . Normally , that would not be possible . When West Virginia was created (and admitted) in 1864 , the hoop that was skipped was that Virginia was a state in rebellion . As lunatic as Denver is these days , no one is suggesting that . But , the Dems in Denver just might sign off on it , just to be rid of the rebels . They also might not . There is good reason why .

.. California . California is so damn big , a secession movement just might spring up there , too . Also , like Colorado , California has the initiative and petition method . The rebels could end up using that method to circumvent the legislature in Sacramento . Also , the legislature , as long as the rebel counties take on their fair share of the debt , just might be nuts enough to sign off on it . If north Colorado succeeds , California just might be next .

.. also , Canada is watching . Le Quebecois are getting reared up to start their nationalist movement all over again . It could well be stronger than the first time . If it were to succeed , then Canada is finished . The rest of Canada hates Ontario almost as much as they hate Quebec , and if they are effectively cut off from each other (the Maritmes from the West , and the West from the rest) , well …..

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… Those Idiots in California have Done It Again …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 12th,2013

.. no , unbelievably , it is not on taxes , or on spending …

… or , even on even more debt …

… it is fertility treatments , not for married couples . That at least would make sense ….

… not even for POS (people of the opposite sex) … they did not have a  right to it , before . It may not be moral , but at least there is some kind of sense to it …

… it is fertility treatments for same – sex couples . How insane is that . Earth to the People ‘ s Republic of California , you need the intervention of a third party , no matter what , for a same – sex couple to have (conceive of) a child . It is just physically impossible for them to do it any other way , no matter what .

… same – sex relationships are , to me , immoral and unnatural . If God had intended for us to have same – sex couplings , He would have Constructed us diffferently . We are not , that is for sure .

… How insane is that . Guys and gals , it does not work that way . Come back to the straight and narrow …

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… Shame on You , George Miller [Jihad Comments]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 3rd,2013

.. this is a [link] to the gawd – awful comments of the radical leftie democrap congresscritter from California , George Miller , used

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… George Miller …(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the other day . They were used in the budget debate over the shutdown .

.. FYI — there is a parliamentary procedure in the House to address this offence . What it is is “to take the words down . ” The member of Congress making the parliamentary offence has his (or her) words stricken from the record . What is bigger is that that person is forbidden from speaking on the floor of the House for the remainder of the parliamentary day …

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… Actually , Nancy Pelosi , You Can ! [Budget Cuts] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 25th,2013

.. It is fairly simple , Ms. Pelosi …

[-] You figure out how much that you want to pay in taxes … ,

[-] You set priorities , and figure out how much you can afford to spend , and

[-] Ideally , you do not borrow …

.. There are plenty of places to cut , and there are plenty of agencies that can be shut down , or that can be phased out . Try it . You just might like it . Especially when you do it without tax increases , as is your wont , Nancy ….

… p.s. — you really think that I was going to post a picture of that witch . Not a chance in hell ….

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… You Figure those Idiots would Learn [on pamphleting on a College Campus] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,September 23rd,2013

.. Amazing .  [link] to story …

.. There have been plenty enough fights on college campuses that these college administrators would learn . People would and do have the right to pamphlet and distribute literature on campus .

..These free speech zones are patently illegal and unconstitutional . People do ont forfeit free speech rights when they enter onto a college campus . There are time , place , and manner restrictions as to sppech , but they cannot be used to suppress it . These dummies should understand that people have civil rights , and in this day and age , people will fight back . There are civil rights organizations of all stripes that are willing to fight and fight back hard against what they consider to be injustices .

[link] — this is a youTube video from the article that caught my eye originally on this piece . You figure that these folks would learn …

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… And , Thus , It Continues … [Gay Marriage offensive]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 11th,2013

.. the Supreme Court liberals had to know that they were opening Pandora ‘ s Box when they made the ruling that they did in the so – called “gay marriage” case , U.S. v Windsor . They knew it , all right . They did it anyway .

.. Even with that ruling (and the companion ruling , in Hollingsworth v Perry) , the liberals had to know that it would open a whole new world of legal radical judicial action on the behalf of gay rights . Cases would be brought straight away , in the states where “gay marriage” was banned , either by law , or by constitutional amendment , in order to work to overturn them by pinning them back against the Supreme Court ruling , and their precedents . Even though those precedents left the cases in the purview of state ‘ s rights , and in the state courts . In a significant number of those cases , the state judiciary is much more liberal than the body politic , and can use the conservative ‘ s respect for the judicial branch against it .

.. Also , there would be actions to take the offensive from states that do possses gay marriage , or civil unions , and then get married . Those couples would then return home to their own states , and force them (via legal action) to seek recognition via court ruling . It could be done in state court , however , such a case as this would be better done via the federal courts .
Also , these couples would seek spousal benefits , as if they were a “normal” married couple , and use the same route to push the offensive to push or force recognition .

.. Gay Marriage forces have won an important victory . It is important for conservatives , no matter what their stripe , to counterattack , and strike back . It does not mean that “gay marriage” has to be re – banned . Far from it . The target is the judiciary . Both at the state level , and locally . Most of all , at the federal level . The federal judiciary should be reminded , by law , by removing these cases , by limitation of the judiciary ‘ s ability to hear these cases , as is available under the U.S. Constitution . Impeachment itself should also be considered . The people ‘ s house should act to remind the judges that they are not higher than thou . They are also a co – equal branch of government , and with the Senate (and , eventually , the Presidency) , the other 2 branches will hold the third branch to account for its actions and its misconduct . Also , the number of judicial seats and their distribution should be altered . As the excess number of judges leaves active service , the authorized number of judges will drop , and more conservatives can be added . The new seats in other ciruits can add newer , more conservative judges , and develop a much more conservative tilt to their philosophy and their rulings . Also , the 9th Federal Circuit should be broken up . The 9th Circuit should be limited to the state of California , only . Ergo , a new appeallate circuit can be created , and then become , almost immediately , a conservative bastion .

.. This article from yahoo snooze is a apt example of the front that has been opened in the offensive ….

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – A legal debate over whether one member of a same-sex couple has spousal privilege that would shield her from testifying against her partner is at the heart of a capital murder case in politically conservative Kentucky.

Geneva Case, 49, does not want to testify in a Louisville court against her partner, Bobbie Jo Clary, 37, who is accused of beating George Murphy, 64, to death with a hammer in 2011 and then stealing his van.

Prosecutors say Case must testify because of her value as a witness, since she heard Clary admit to the slaying and also saw blood on the interior of the victim’s van after the killing.

Clary says Murphy used a hammer to sexually assault her, and she defended herself by hitting him over the head.

Clary is also charged with tampering with evidence to cover up the crime. If convicted, Clary could face the death penalty.

Under Kentucky law, a person cannot be called to testify against his or her spouse. Most states have a similar type of law.

But Kentucky is not among the 13 states that have legalized gay marriage. In 2004, it amended the state constitution to define marriage as being a union between a man and a woman.

Susan Sommer, an attorney for Lambda Legal, a national legal organization for the protection of gay rights, said she was not familiar with the details of the Kentucky case, but Lambda believes gay couples should have the same legal protections as other married people.

“Spousal privilege is one part of the tremendous bundle of protections for a committed couple that come automatically with marriage,” Sommer said.

Case and Clary were joined in a civil union in 2004 in Vermont. Vermont first allowed civil unions in 2000, but did not legalize same-sex marriage until 2009.

“Kentucky’s marital privilege law does not give Ms. Case the right not to testify in a murder trial,” said Stacy Greive, assistant commonwealth attorney for Jefferson County. “And the reason marital privilege does not apply to Ms. Case in her relationship with the defendant is because it is our opinion and our belief that they do not have a marriage that is recognized under Kentucky law.”

Greive argues that not only is the union not recognized in Kentucky, but the couple has not presented proof they have a valid marriage under Vermont law. “They have a civil union, if you look at Vermont’s statutes, they distinguish between civil unions and marriage,” she said.

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Both Clary’s attorney, Angela Elleman, and Case’s attorney, Bryan Gatewood, said the Kentucky marriage amendment is unconstitutional and the pair should be treated like any other married couple.

The attorneys also say they are cautiously optimistic that this case will lead to the amendment being held as unconstitutional, setting a precedent for change nationwide.

In light of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage, “the climate is right” for the Kentucky amendment to be thrown out, Elleman said.

The high court in June forced the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in states where it is legal and paved the way for it in California, the most populous state. The court struck down a section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, limiting the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman for the purpose of federal benefits, as a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law.

“I believe the handwriting is already on the wall,” Gatewood said. He believes the Kentucky attorney general’s office, which says it is reviewing the case, will find that the state law is unconstitutional under the same reasoning.

Elleman said it makes no sense to her that Kentucky does not recognize legal unions of same-sex partners but does recognize common-law marriages from other states.

She also pointed to the personal toll on the couple. “The commonwealth is seeking to call her wife as a witness against her, which obviously would cause irreparable harm to their relationship,” Elleman said.

Case called the situation “very stressful” in an interview on WHAS-TV in Louisville. “I wish she could come home,” Case said of Clary. “There’s nothing we can do right now, though.”

Elleman said she is confident her client will be acquitted, “whether her wife will testify or not.”

Clary is being held on $75,000 bond.

The trial is set for August 30. Jefferson County Judge Susan Schultz Gibson is expected to rule on the spousal privilege issue later this month.

Lambda’s Sommer represented a woman in a criminal case in Maryland about two years ago who was asked to testify against her spouse.

In that case, which was not a homicide, the prosecutor opposed the use of spousal privilege since Maryland did not yet have gay marriage. The couple had married in another state. The judge in that case ruled that the woman did not have to testify against her spouse.

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… good bye , Janet , and Good Riddance ! [Janet Napolitano]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,July 14th,2013

.. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the post 9/11 era, is resigning to head the University of California system. Napolitano, just the third person to lead the 10-year-old department, told her senior staff Friday she would be leaving for California.

..She will become the president of the University of California system, which includes UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley, among other campuses. The University of California also announced Napolitano’s nomination to be the 20th president of the statewide system.

.. She had led the department through a series of policy changes with respect to protecting the public safety, including a focus on enforcing immigration laws. Under her tenure, DHS implemented a wide-spread policy of using prosecutorial discretion when arrested immigrants in the country without permission, saying her department needed to focus its scarce resources on criminals and those who posed a threat to public safety and national security. She also helped establish a plan to provide temporary relief from deportation for thousands of young immigrants who arrived in the United State illegally and who don’t have legal status .

.. Secretary Napalitano and her conduct has made a colassal mess of the immigration debate  . POTUS has not helped make the political situation any better by his actions in delaying  ObamaCrapCare by executive fiat . Thankfully , she will be iin loonieland on the Left Coast , where the results of her actions can be greatly minimized , or , hopefull , even eliminated .

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… Give It a Little Time …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 26th,2013

… I want to give it a couple of days , maybe , before fully digesting the Supreme Court ‘ s actions over the last couple of days . And , Boy , it was quite a bit of action . Yea , the Fisher decision (racial preferences) was a bit of a surprise . The Shelby County decision (voting rights act — enforcement) was a dandy . It was a warm – up act for what came up next .

.. Next up came the two defence of marriage cases . No , it was not good . But , believe it or not , it could have been worse . Hollingsworth is headed back to California , and the brawling in court is going to start all over again . Contrary to public statements , gay marriages in California will not start up again . The judgement that might be entered in Hollingsworth may well be a default judgement . It only applies to the two people involved in the case , not anyone else . It should not take effect statewide . It also should make Governor Brown and the state officials look bad , because they are failing to do their jobs . Thosese referenda are the written laws and constitutional amendments of the State of Californaia , and they have a sworn duty to act to defend them , whether they like it , or not .

.. The end of June always seems to be crazy time on North Capitol Street . However , the other courts of our nation will continue . And , so will I .

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… You have to be Kidding Me …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 9th,2013

… You have to be kidding me …

[CA Proposes Law to Force Insurance to Cover Homosexual ‘Infertility’]

.. It absolutely amazes me that the state of California is reportedly considering legislation that would force group insurance policies to provide

infertility treatment for gay and lesbian couples . ..

.. Gays and Lesbians are by definition , infertile . It is just plain and simple biology . The human body just does not work that way . Unless , they obtain ” stud ” service (for lesbos) , or surrogacy (for gays) . or , egg & sperm donors from a ” bank . ” ..

.. According to news reports , two men who have sex with each other for a year , and do not produce a baby would be considered “ infertile ” under the proposed

legislation. So would two women having sex. Since biology does not allow those without a uterus to conceive or those without a penis to impregnate , every year-long gay couple in California would potentially be covered by this new provision of California law . ..    .. In fantasyland on the left coast (California) , however , biology takes a back seat to political manipulation . This bill would retain its current standard for infertility: either a “demonstrated condition” causing infertility , or a year of sex without conception , including non – heterosexual vaginal intercourse.    .. Guess why this land of stupidity is going down the tubes . Even biology must take a back seat to political leftism now . ..

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