Sunday, December 29, 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Qanon November 22, 2019 - It's time





Q is always good intel. You may not see it immediately, hell, you almost never do. But remember the post, you'll see it later.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Who needs a cat

For a mouser?

I've got a Doberman with a distinct distaste for mice. He just kills them. Doesn't chew on them to make a mess, just kills them and drops them.

I just wish he wouldn't drop them on the bed afterwards.

I guess he doesn't want me to miss his kill.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Can Right & Left Begin to Talk, Not Shout?

If you read this article by a professor who managed to work with a class on Ethics, and hit some of those contentious points, you might say yes.

I'm not so hopeful. If, instead of a slightly-Left-leaning college in the South, he tried the same experiment in a Hard Core Leftist institution, he'd likely be brought up on Hate accusations.

Heck, even a moderately Left college would, I believe, present the same problems.

The fact is, Appalachian State, in NC, attracts kids who actually are mostly Centrist. They are also Southerners, and tend not to sling around words like "Nazi" or "Fascist".

Wouldn't be nice.

I'd like to see this same experiment tried in Ann Arbor, or Berkeley, or even Colorado State. Somehow, I doubt the same outcome would result.

WE WILL IMPEACH THE SWAMP: Trump URGENT Speech at Values Voter Summit in...





Long, but well worth it!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Boys' Fiction and Girls' Takeover

This article in the Federalist, about the decline of the Star Wars franchise, affected me strongly.

I loved the original. My husband and I piled the kids into the van, along with a lot of snacks, and proceeded to have one of the most enjoyable evenings of our life.

Old-fashioned, big orchestra music! Heroes to root for! Villains to boo! And, a satisfying, heart-swelling conclusion, when Good defeats Evil, and the Underdogs win!

What's not to like?

Judging from the more modern "Stars Wars" imitations, a LOT.

Look, people, the numbers of women who actually LIKE space shoot-em-ups is fewer than can be found in a Buttigieg rally.

A LOT fewer.

I don't know why. Just as I don't know why I glommed onto sci-fi, Star Trek, Star Wars, and other 'non-girly' things. Like the Die Hard movies, or James Bond (the originals), Indiana Jones (the first 3) or comic books.

I just did.

And, that preference made me QUITE popular with the geeky, nerdy crowd I hung around with in programming classes, science classes, and, later the American Association of Physics Teachers and the Greater Cleveland PC User Group (QUITE huge in the 80's and 90's).

For years, I was the "Yes, a REAL girl is hanging around with me" mascot.

I still find myself outnumbered in my Ham Radio activities.

By artificially trying to massage the Star Wars stories to bring in more women - most of the characters are SUPERIOR martial artists, although still generally possessed of spindly appendages and a tendency to cry when stressed - the makers have inflicted harm to the franchise. Perhaps, beyond salvaging.

Look, the original Carrie Fisher Princess Leia was a kick-ass character. She had a mouth on her, didn't take a lot of B$, and - when necessary - used Leia-sized weapons to assist in the fight. But, even by the standards of the 1970's, Carrie Fisher was tiny. Both short, and slender. She was never going to be able to take on fighters twice her size, without the advantage of weapons.

You know, 2nd Amendment-type weapons - sometimes called the Great Equalizer.

What made that character so appealing is that she wanted to save her oppressed people from a tyrannical government, that was willing to ruthlessly commit genocide. She didn't seek power because she had personal or professional ambitions.

She was selfless, and not doing it to advance her profile in the next election. That's important, in a time when the majority of women in public life are ALL about THEM and their frenzied quest to secure their spot in the history books.

Leia was taking up arms because she was the Last Defense. Just like Pioneer Women did, again and again. When a man showed up who was able to take over the fight, she relinquished her role. She didn't insist on piloting the ship, she turned that over to the GUYS who had some real training.

Not today's Star Wars. Not only do the women insist on being in command of the troops, but they do a shitty job of it. Like Vice Admiral Holdo.


Her character is peevish, arrogant, unwilling to do what she SHOULD be doing - the things the guy from the film below did.



Look at him - he's dressed to LEAD the troops - wearing a UNIFORM, not attire for the Disco Ball. His MEDALS and ribbons are proudly displayed, both to give hope to the troops that one can survive - with honor - a battle, and to provide evidence that, yes, I AM a guy who knows how to do this stuff.

When questioned about his methods or tactics, he is forthright in explaining - in a straightforward way - why he is doing what he does.

Not Holdo - she superciliously insists on sending troops into battle who will surely die, and for what appears to be suicide missions. I'm not the only one that dislikes this character - see here for multiple videos by fans.

No, her refusal to engage with Poe seems to be more of the Leftist Female politicians talking down to us peons. Ya' know - SHE should not have to explain her VERY intelligent thinking to the lesser people. Holdo is the one with the job! She has EXPERIENCE!

The great Trump putdown of that kind of thinking:


I get it - women want to be a part of a Great Mission. They want to feel the surge of excitement when the mission is successful.

But, that mission should not be headed by a Glory-Hound - that put-down of "leaders" who care not who gets killed - as long as they get their medals.

Public service SHOULD be inhabited by those whose ultimate goal is to be a Cinncinatus. Who only reluctantly leave their REAL LIFE to serve when no one else is available.

And, who leave to go home again as soon as the crisis is over. That's the kind of leader America needs.

Not a decrepit old mediocrity hanging around for decades, always eager for a photo-op and a quick sound-bite, with his/her hand firmly on the public wallet, while still holding open pockets for a WEE contribution from those who will benefit from some "badly-needed" legislation. After a decade or two, go home - and that especially applies to their legislative aides, and lobbyists, as well.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Is It Possible for Schools to Get Dumber?

The schools, mind you, not the students. Most people, young or old, are smart enough to learn, to manage their own lives, and to earn enough to keep the cable on.

It takes a lot of effort to bring people to the point where they are defecating in their clothing, neglecting their kids, and generally making their lives a train wreck.

A tremendous amount of effort has been expended by Elite Leftists to bring people to that state of affairs.

One initiative, begun in Seattle, seems to be working overtime to take math from a core discipline that most people can manage to master, at least at the basic level, to one that will en-stupify nearly all students.

Because, nothing can interfere with the concept that Oppressed Peoples Cannot Do Math! And, if they have some raw ability, schools will do their best to beat it out of them.

Don't accept my word for it - check out the link (above) yourself.

Some Pithy Quotes

From The Passive Voice:
Misinformation is not like a plumbing problem you fix. It is a social condition, like crime, that you must constantly monitor and adjust to.
~ Tom Rosenstiel
From Top 25 Quotes:
Every day I wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across America that have been ignored, neglected and abandoned. Donald Trump
This is quintessential Donald:
Always try to learn from other people's mistakes, not your own- it is much cheaper that way!
 And, to be fair, from Nancy Pelosi:
Anybody who's ever dealt with me knows not to mess with me.
I would put more, but it's a busy day.

Monday, September 16, 2019

About That Terrorist List...

...and it being used to keep shady people from getting guns?

Among those who would have difficulties with that:

  • Mild-mannered David Nelson, who played himself on the show "Ozzie & Harriet" (not to be confused with the rock star who bites bats & got himself banned from the state of TX for disgracing himself at the Alamo). 
  • A six-year old girl from OH. Her mother admits that she has been known to threaten her sister. I mean, look at her picture - she's baring her teeth - I'm threatened just by looking at her! What more do you need? 
  • Eight-year old Cub Scout Mikey Hicks - Cub Scout? That's practically a Hate Crime right there! 
     
  • Several James Robinsons, including 2 military men - one a lawyer (OK, that's a good call), and a former brigadier general authorized - by TSA - to carry a gun onto a plane.
  • Ted Kennedy - Gee, this list is starting to look like a GOOD thing. Ted's dead, so the only No-Fly List he's on is the Angel Wings List. 
  • Rep. John Lewis (D) - Okay, he's pretty shady, but there is no DIRECT evidence he shouldn't have access to guns. Well, other that he's a lying, posturing, mentally unstable SO - well, I won't go there. I will mention, however, that he is one of the Leaders for the Congressional Sit-In to limit 2nd Amendment Rights.


So, what take-away can we get from this? How about
Don't Mess With Our Constitutional Rights

Saturday, September 14, 2019

What She Said

Goes for me, too.

The cheerless little snots that can't resist flinging their poo at their elders really chaps my keister. I know some of them, and they can be a royal pain. Any connection you have, however marginal, to a person/group of whom they disapprove, is reason for them to state that ANYONE who doesn't IMMEDIATELY cast those folks into the deepest pit of Hell is ALSO a FASCIST/NAZI.

Piss on 'em.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

I Have a New Desktop Picture


Did the Obama DOJ Employ Mr. Magoo?

It's hard to believe that they didn't, given this report.

And, while they're at it, SO conscientious about involvement with politics/appearance of impartiality.

Honestly, The Last Refuge is getting to be my weekly go-to.

The linked page has a video you have GOT to see!

Life is GOOD, people. I have a full fridge, AC, and the hurricane will NOT be affecting my part of SC.

And, a graphic you might want to use for your desktop wallpaper:

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

AI and the Military - OURS and THEIRS

Google may well become The Next IBM - not because it is the leader in computing, but because they are collaborating with China's military.

Google has made the decision to side with China's military, all the while "courageously" refusing to work with America's military.

I can't think of a more reprehensible corporate decision, fueled by the dimwitted SJWs that are running Google into the ground. I sincerely HOPE Trump makes a campaign issue of it - by the time Election 2020 gets close, I would expect that Hong Kong will have been crushed by China.

In that expectation, I hope I'm wrong - nothing would please me more than a Solidarity-type outcome. Nonetheless, I am pessimistic.

Yet Another Reminder That the 2nd Amendment...

...is NOT about preserving hunting capability.

CW 2.0 Links

Wilder has the update.

I originally started reading John Wilder (Wilder, Wealthy, and Wise) because his posts were so funny. I have a preference for humorous blogs in the morning, so I read his backpages for weeks, savoring the delicious sense of humor.

Lately, I've noted the importance of his posts on what BOTH sides are starting to call Civil War 2.0. The concept, and the phrase, have evolved from unthinkable, to an uneasy acceptance of its inevitability.

Could it be avoided? Not as long as the Left sees Total Annihilation of the Private Economy, Capitulation by all White People (the ESSENCE of Evil), and Constitutional Rights Removal as the Starting Point for negotiation.

The situation is similar to CW 1.0 - one side wants, at a minimum, to retain the status quo.

The other, in a religious fervor, wants complete victory, and to piss on our dead carcasses. AND to take away our children for re-education into their way of life.

No compromise. No negotiation. No hope for a semi-normal life after.

We are NOT defending slavery. We are NOT in favor of taking away Constitutional Rights. We are, however, in favor of NOT being forced to accept our replacement by illegal aliens, all of whom will have rights and preferences - civil, employment, and cultural - that EXCEED our own.

So, yeah, CW 2.0 is on the way. I see no evidence that the Left will accept any alternative.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Rules for New Citizens

There needs to be an overhaul of our citizenship process, putting penalties on those who help non-qualifying applicants fraudulently obtain visas, residency permits, or citizenship. That penalty should be:
  • Financial - sufficiently hefty to discourage aiding and abetting the process.
  • Felonious - NOT able to be bargained down into a misdemeanor, and carrying at LEAST 1 actual term of jail, for the full 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 a year time period. NOT negotiable. Also, including that a basic right of citizenship - the right to vote - be PERMANENTLY lost, along with any right to hold office at any level.
  • If a non-citizen has aided or abetted that fraud, they will, if not a natural-born citizen, lose residency, citizenship, and visa privileges.
This guy is a demo case of why. 19 Americans lost their lives because of his presence in this country.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Tired, But Satisfied

This was a Decluttering Day. The security installer was here to upgrade our system - he did a great job, and managed to ignore the activity around him.

What was that activity? We had been more often out of town than in it, for more than a month. Mail was scattered around, clothes were piled high in the laundry, and clutter abounded.

We started early today, and both kept going for a LONG time. By the end of the day, the house is NOT perfect - not by a long shot - but, is considerably better. Floors are largely cleared up, you can actually find space on the furniture to sit down, and I've caught up on email, both personal and business.

We'll be continuing the clearing up the mess through next week, at which point we should be good.

Right now, I'm in the lounge chair, feet propped up, and just relaxing. As I should be, after a long and hard day.

Ted Nugent & Godsmack - Stranglehold Live





Official Dear JESUS music!

Five Finger Death Punch - The Pride

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It may be a bit hard, but listen closely to the lyrics, Deep, deep, deep.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Revenge of the Cradle - Amish Style

From a small fringe community, the Amish have skyrocketed their number, due to two factors:

  • Large birth rate - far greater than the average American family
  • 90% retention of their children into the Amish community when adult
This represents an alternative pathway for Conservatives/Traditional Families:
  • Keep their schooling influences within your faith/philosophical traditions. Either send them to traditional school settings, home-school/virtual school, or work to provide oversight of the curriculum they are exposed to.
  • Primarily socialize within known influences/families. Limit electronic media - TV, internet, music, etc.
  • Joyfully embrace your family, no matter how large it becomes. Encourage all your children to plan for a family-centered life, and teach/train them in useful home and work skills.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

When Marianne Williamson Seems the Sane One...

...you know your party is in trouble.

I keep getting emails from her - I have NO idea why. I haven't gone to the trouble of blocking her, as yet. I've just deleted them, and moved on.

She is, however, BIG TROUBLE for the Dems. The contrast with the far-Left candidates is obvious. She's trending on social media - people like the idea of supporting a (relatively) sane Dem, that will not cause them to be shunned by the others as a race-hater.

I very much doubt she will last. At best, she'll walk into the convention with a small number of delegates, and cast a shadow over the eventual candidate, who - and I'm going out on a limb here - I believe will be Kamala Harris. She makes a good media presence, uses her background effectively against opponents, and - on the surface - doesn't seem like a wild-eyed Leftist.

Which, actually, I don't think she is. She's an opportunist. And, she is making good use of her opportunity in the spotlight. She is the one candidate who might keep the Dem stranglehold on Blacks and Women.

Mueller's Past - Hint to His Actions in the Special Investigation?

Link here.

I like to think of myself as more informed than the average person - obviously, I'm still clueless as to the MANY abuses of power of the Left.

Generously, and fully, sourced.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Draining the Swamp 2.0

Trump needs to task someone with being the "point person" to receive all of these types of reports of infestation by disgruntled holdovers in agencies. Then, after investigation, let the Cabinet Secretaries know about the outcome of the research, and begin removal of those that can be immediately taken down, and - for those more imbedded, surgical excision from their current post into a make-work job, far from influence, and eventual removal for cause.

Trump cannot leave that person in place - if, for Civil Service problems, he can't just fire/eliminate the position, he needs to keep them from continuing their active resistance.

Sites like this one need to be on that Point Person's daily watchlist. Think of it as an extra-official warning of problems that may not hit the level of official complaint, or of problems that have been officially buried.

The process of Draining the Swamp is likely to be a lengthy process, as long as Federal employees are not At-Will. However, I think we can count on human frailty to do much of the job of unclogging the mire.

  • Find that Point Person - if it's not possible at present, use Pence, who seems to have good instincts. There is precedence for this - Gore was used to funnel waste concerns when Clinton was promoting his initiative to streamline government.
  • He is NOT the person for initial complaints. The OIG retains that function. This is for complaints that are blocked before reaching the OIG, or for those that the OIG's recommendations did not alleviate.
  • He is also not for levels of problems under the supervisory level. This is designed to get the higher levels to Do Their Job, Without Undermining the Current Administration.
  • If a person is identified as a embedded Clog, they are to be given a chance to RESIGN - not lateral move, unless that move is necessary to put them into a position from which they can be later eliminated. Do that when the evidence of prosecutable misconduct, or evidentiary firing for cause, are not present.
  • When firing for cause is present, they should be given only TWO choices. If they are over 50, with long service in the federal government, they may apply for early retirement. If they can be prosecuted, no matter what their age, a charge should be filed. The ONLY way the prosecution doesn't go forward is if they admit to their crime(s), and accept a plea that includes:
    • No further employment in government - at ANY level
    • No lobbying
    • No working in a job that receives government funding
    • The basic nature of their crime will be noted in HR. HR will be required to warn potential employers of that nature - irregularities with handling funds, abuse of perks, touchy-feely with subordinates/co-workers, etc.
    • And - most importantly - return of all of THEIR contributions to pension. They may invest them, tax-free, in an IRA, but they will NEVER be eligible for a government pension of ANY kind.
This is a priority. Without this action, the Swamp will simply go into hibernation, waiting for the next election.

Point Person needs to be, temperamentally, the Anti-Trump - methodical, unimpassioned, reasoned and thorough. Pence would be good. There are others, as well.

This cannot wait until the next election.

UPDATE: I noticed the official charter on the website linked above. Failure to follow the charter, taken as a pattern of behavior, certainly seems to be a justifiable reason to fire the head of the agency.

VOA Charter

The long-range interests of the United States are served by communicating directly with the peoples of the world by radio. To be effective, the Voice of America must win the attention and respect of listeners. These principles will therefore govern Voice of America (VOA) broadcasts:
  
1. VOA will serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news. VOA news will be accurate, objective, and comprehensive.
  
2. VOA will represent America, not any single segment of American society, and will therefore present a balanced and comprehensive projection of significant American thought and institutions.

3. VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussions and opinion on these policies.
  
Gerald R. Ford
President of the United States of America

Signed July 12, 1976
Public Law 94-350

Note that last - this is LAW, not policy. Violations of this, documented, are valid reasons for removing people from their posts - even without evidence of other crimes. Take out the head quickly using this, then, follow up with the for-cause firings.

A WARNING TO THE DEEP STATE: THIS IS GOD'S COUNTRY! Amazing 1080p & 4K ...





Absolutely incredible.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

An Unconscionable Policy

I'd heard about some states with these policies before, but had never acted upon that knowledge. It may be time for churches to band together to get these abusive actions stopped, both locally, and statewide.

Jailed for being poor - unconstitutional, but still going on.

Some GOP candidates could get some traction by supporting the elimination, or waiver/reduction of these practices.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

Two Problems Coinciding to Create Hazardous Situation

Problem One: there are too many people illegally resident in this country. Most of them are clustered into a few cities/regions, where they influence the legislation, type of policing, cultural norms, and quality of life. As their irregular status prohibits them from getting work legally, they often turn to illegal pursuits, or those engaged in such activities, to stay alive.

Problem Two: some of the illegals - and others, culturally associated with them through gang membership and/or family ties - have become employed by police/sheriff departments. Those departments have access to guns, contraband, evidence of crimes, and more money than they need to perform their jobs.

The Right has been concerned about the explosion in policing. By that, they mean:

  • Over-enforcement of relatively minor infraction - making a civil matter into a criminal offense
  • Continuing the use of the "no-knock" entry, SWAT-type entry, and other over-the-top means to bring in suspects, who might have been picked up through other means, and who pose no danger to people nearby them.
  • Bribes to charge citizens with assets that could be taken through the program known as Asset Forfeiture. The more people they charge (even without a conviction), the more money the government will return to those departments. The program was suspended at the Federal level in 2015, but brought back by Sessions in 2017. See here for the laws in your state.
This is what results from that connection. Community policing - the growth in putting people with similar backgrounds into law enforcement actions in ethnic communities - has some serious downsides. This corruption, discussed in the linked article, is one of them.

BOOM! Independence Day 2019 Tribute To America From President Donald J T...





His history may not be spotless, but he was appointed by God for this time. Believe, rejoice, and stay in prayer for his strength.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Disrupting The Cables

No, not your TV.

The Internet.

If that doesn't bring chills down your spine, you must be Amish.

Even those who THINK they are not connected, are. Just about every commercial transaction, EVERY banking activity, insurance - medical and otherwise, government payment (yes, that includes Social Security and payroll), etc., is affected by this.

Not to mention school records, social lives, emergency services, transportation, utilities, food production, and a whole lot more - feel free to add more to the comments.

The Russian sub that caught fire MAY have been located in the Arctic as part of a planned operation to cut the cables - or not. The Russians MAY have been protecting the cable from action by other powers - including the Chinese. They may have been conducting normal patrols in a region that their nation borders.

But, it is a matter for concern. And caution.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

MYSTERY: N.Y.P.D. Curse of The Insurance File . . .





This is very scary, and I'd be willing to say "the curse" has a name, or names well known to anyone here. But I'm preaching to the choir.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Needlework Nazis

I know it's a stretch to think of knitters and crocheters as rapid partisans, ready to rumble with the other girls.

But, it has happened on Ravelry - a site for yarn crafters. The story is here - you will probably read it, thinking "this must be one of those parody sites".

No.

You can - and will - be kicked off the site for expressing support for Trump. The crafter who tells the story says the most recent anti-Non-Leftist bans are not the first time Knitters Went Nuts!



Saturday, June 22, 2019

Foreign Influence in the USA

Hint: it's not Trump and his associates that we should be worried about.

How colleges are using foreign money to push non-American agendas.

It's been almost 4 years since HRC (Hillary) has been 'investigated' for misuse of government confidential documents, AND the destruction of evidence through Bleachbit and physical destruction of the devices that the evidence passed through. So, what is going on now?


Ep. 1007 This is a Big Problem. The Dan Bongino Show 6/21/2019.





I do like Dan Bongino. His stuff hits home HARD!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The 60s Are DEAD! Do You Hear Me?

Dead.

The last gasps of a True Believer - whether a Communist, a Confederate, or a New Left-Over - are when the organism is most dangerous.

They have nothing to lose, hence:

  • Russia became even MORE intolerable in the latter years of Stalin
  • The KKK had a resurgence just at the last Confederates were facing their last days
  • The New Left is grabbing at ANY means available, in their last push for Power
But, they are a dying organism. If we hold tightly to The Reality of America, we can win.

But, in the process, they will lash out, taking down as many as they can - hence, the de-platforming, censoring, forcing dissent underground, co-opting of the media - both formal Media, and Social Media. Some good people will be broken, or even die.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Meadows Has Seen The DECLAS, Flynn Brady Violations, Barr Knows





While, admittedly, I'm on pins and needles, I'm in total agreement with one of the things RP78 said. The eveidence has got to be absolutely bullet-proof. Open and shut bullet-proof. The Orientals have a thing about patience that we westerners do not. Would that I shared that, were that my blood pressure did not spike when I hear all the "next week" garbage.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

SERIALBRAIN2: Bob Mueller & The Democrats Are Desperately Try To Stop W...





Support Pastor James with his goods at the beginning, laugh heartily at the video intro, and then pay close attention to the rest.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Border Invasion, and Other Crimes of the Aliens

First, let's set the term straight:

  • These border-crossers are NOT immigrants - they do NOT have our permission to enter. In fact, most enter AOW - Against Our Wishes.
  • They are NOT 'undocumented immigrants' - the term 'immigrant', as shown above, does not fit. They are not those who left in dark hours, hiding from the brutal authorities in their own country, innocent of any crime. In many cases, they left home with the facilitation of their country's power structure, eager to off-load extra mouths to feed.
  • They often enter using guile - getting a tourist visa, then staying on, finding employment, and connecting with others who are legal citizens - and, eventually, applying for asylum/citizenship. Some of them become otherwise model citizens - employed, good neighbors, raising families, paying taxes. Others have not - either engaging in crime, terrorism, or raising children who go on to commit atrocities - such as the Boston Bombers (both foreign-born) and Omar Mateen, an American-born child of immigrants, who perpetuated the Orlando nightclub shooting.
So, the proper term is Alien. Not this kind:


Nor, this kind:


But, this kind:


Here's a link to an article by The Atlantic that gets nearly everything wrong. It minimizes the threat, and uses historical data to whitewash current threats. I've known MANY Syrian emigres, and I agree - the newcomers to the USA were no threat to America - THEN.

I can't assume that today's potential immigrants would be equally harmless. In fact, in the absence of proof of harm, I'll err on the side of caution.

Re-reading Kirstjen Nielsen's testimony is a reminder that the best part of her service in DHS is when she got kicked to the curb. The idea of loyalty to your employer's mission is a foreign concept to these entitled shits in the Progressive family.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Using Prime Effectively

First, I want to STRONGLY recommend that you see the documentary at the link - The Creepy Line.

It's about the intrusion of media into our lives, facilitated by the Internet. Trust me - you'll not only want to watch it, but to get EVERYONE you know to do the same.

Second, it occurred to me, watching this, that Amazon Prime has the potential to get MANY anti-Common Wisdom - also known as Not-Leftist - films a wider audience. That audience will naturally want to search out similar films/series.

That's where we - Non-Leftists in various forms of Media - can step in. We can capture them with the films/series, taking them into the blogs with periodic reviews and discussion of what that topic represents to the average citizen (facilitated, by those who have not yet been kicked off social media), and - eventually - lead them to our other media, short stories and books.

It could work. It has the potential to build an audience, raise some consciousness of the extent to which they've been propagandized in the past, and lead them to explore alternatives to the Leftist Narrative.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Breaking News: Insurrection Act Coming Soon?





Definitely worth 25 minutes of your time. His style seems a bit dry, but it's all good stuff.



Where have I been? Trying not to lose my mind and have my heart explode. These left wing filth need to go to the chair.

Once Again, Mis-Stating Your Enemy's Position

Steve King is responsible for it here.


  1. No, Trump did NOT exclude visas from people by religion. He DID try to exclude individuals from known terrorist states, most of which were majority-Islamic. Some Islamic states were not on the list.
  2. NO, women who suffer miscarriages would not be affected by the AL or GA laws. In fact, women would NOT be prosecuted for abortion. The person actually committing the illegal operation COULD be. King deliberately mis-states the provisions of the law - what we, the Deplorables, call LYING.
  3. King can bring up ancient Greece all he wants to. This is AMERICA - we set our own laws, rules, and culture. So, no, whatever they did does not determine what we should do.

Monday, May 20, 2019

How Do Expert Predictions Fare?

Eh, not all that well.

That doesn't surprise me. Even in strictly scientific experiments, only very narrowly crafted models will be able to be replicated. The closer those models are to reality, the less predictable they are.

And, both economics and climate are complicated. Any model based on those disciplines will only work in that idealized framework. The minute you try to take those results into the Real World, the model's predictability falls apart.

Economic is messy because the results can be disrupted by people - their laws, their impulses, their tendency to follow the herd.

Climate is messy because we are no ways near a model that is lifelike AND predictable. Small changes - sunspots, volcanic action, politically imposed solutions - all are disruptive mechanisms.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Will Investigators Be - Once Again - Accused of "Red-Baiting"?

This is - unbelievable. Yet ANOTHER Communist - FORMER Communist, of course - /sarc - in Obama's administration. One the Head of the CIA. The other the Head of the FBI.

PURE coincidence, I'm sure.

Of course, it's TRUMP that cooperates with the Commies.

Written Early, Because - Travel

I'm getting ready for some travel, due to family medical issues. While I'm away, I'm preparing this, and other posts, so I can concentrate on more important things.

Kudos to Judicial Watch, one of the many Organizations Doing the Work the Regular Media Won't Do. Their dogged persistence is one of the things keeping the fire to the feet of the Obama-Clinton-Deep-State Cabal.

There's an analysis of Trump's performance in issues crucial to Evangelicals and Old-School Christians - whether Fundamentalists or Catholic. The writer reaches some conclusions, and predicts a turbulent future for social issues at the state level. FWIW, I largely agree with him.

Speaking of women's issues, Nike - you know, that company that is self-righteous about moral stances - is being criticized for its anti-maternal policies. And, as track is one of those sports dominated by non-White women at the Elite level, this is something that they had better change, lest they be also accused of being anti-Black, as well.

Sounds like the Trans-Persons of Femininity might be a better choice for sponsorship.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Are We Reaching THAT Moment?

Many seem to think so. Certainly, gun sales would indicate that many are preparing for THAT day.

Everyone has a Last Straw. That moment when all rational self-control, all fear of consequences, all fear - ALL go out the door.

Many reached that point under the Obama administration. But, not enough.

The Mueller investigation, for others, was that Last Straw.

But, again, not enough.

The Democrats, led by political hacks and grifters, and urged to act by ignorant and bigoted fools, are digging in. They will NOT accept the Mueller report, continue to try to get their coup off the ground, and look to go down in flames in 2020. If the more loony of them don't start open rebellion.

One great thing about Trump's election is that it damped down the rebellion talk on the non-Leftist side. The bad thing is that the Leftists have become 'progressively' unhinged.

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Science of Climate Change

There are actual scientists working on this issue.

Unfortunately, they don't seem to be working at the science journals, which mis-state, twist, and publish the most tortured interpretation of the facts available. Leftists surely must be in charge of MOST of the staff.

The link takes you to a quite clear and lucid explanation of why the hysteria about climate - and other Leftist hobbyhorses - is overblown, if not completely made up.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Will Soldiers Shoot U.S. Citizens for Resisting Gun Confiscation?





One: My OATH was to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign AND domestic.



Two: My OATH had no expiration date.



Three: This government (at the time) wanted to use the American military against the American people for following those Rights recognized by said Constitution.



Four: WTF?!?!

Sometimes, I FEEL Like a Natural Woman!

And, whether I do or not, I AM a woman - Appearance, Biology, DNA, and all that.

But, the Left says that any man who FEELS like a woman IS a woman. And, if "she" takes a testosterone suppressing drug to reduce the levels present to FIVE times what the average actual woman has present, why, then, "she" can compete with birth-women in athletics.

And, completely dominate the sport, capturing, in ONE day, 4 world records, effectively shutting out any birth-woman from ever reaching a record again.

Ask yourself - is this a woman?


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Plot Against the Head of State

It's happened before.

No, not Watergate - although that fits the description, as well. A dissatisfied civil servant abuses his confidential information to bring down a Head of State, aided by a well-connected "journalist" and his credulous partner, and facilitated by a wife/widow with something to prove.

It's the plot against the head of the British government - coincidentally, going on - part of the time - during the time Nixon was being targeted. The plot started in the bowels of the spy apparatus, which was also involved in the recent anti-Trump activity.

It's time to shrink the CIA/FBI/DHS staffing - how about a 10% cut overall, with many of the plotters/suspected sympathizers "gently encouraged" to retire/leave for greener pastures. When they DO leave, their security clearance - AND their access to those still in government who are retained - should be severely curtailed.

Removal of security credentials after employment ends should be standard, not optional.

AND, while we're at it, use an Executive Order to make it a firing offense to talk to a journalist - or "pass along information" to anyone without a Need to Know - without official, written information permission.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

CROOKED OBAMA IS LIVING IN ENDLESS FEAR After What Just Got PUBLISHED Ov...





These are the sorts of things that make me think treason was committed, and the appropriate punishment should be met. On TV, PPV.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

More Fake Outrage

This time, it's the students at George Mason, who are protesting Kavanaugh teaching a summer class.

Right.

It's something else entirely. I posted on Twitter about this.


Shhhh! Don't You DARE Suggest Arson!

Hater!

Now, of course, for many reasons (the difficulty of getting old, very dense wood to burn, the reports that the fire had several different start points, the speed of the destruction, the fact that OTHER Christian churches in the EU have been targeted), many are concerned about the real possibility that the cause of the Notre Dame fire was arson - deliberately set by persons who are, at this time, unknown.

That speculation will NOT be permitted! The Authorities declared - even before the building's flames had been extinguished - that this was an accident, not deliberate.

But, many are questioning that statement.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Problem of College Debt

This post of Margaret Ball got me thinking on this topic:

Should we provide some relief to those who have large college debt? Not FULL payment for those who attended over-priced universities, but SOME relief for a debt that was undertaken by a person under the age of 21, that is a lifetime debt (cannot be discharged in bankruptcy), and that can even outlast their lifetime (when a student debtor dies, their co-signers inherit that debt).

Let's start thinking about some common-sense reforms:
  • MANDATORY life insurance equal to that debt for the debtor AND any co-signers, that reduces over the life of the loan, and is owed to the lender. That would eliminate, at a very low cost, that possibility of the burden of payback outlasting the debtor's life. It would be quite cheap, as few young people die early.
  • A debt-counseling program for any debtor that looks at their program of study/major and their current job situation, and lays out - in stark terms, just how impossible it will be to pay that loan back, given the best-case salary of that career choice. 
    • Couple that slap in the face with alternative career choices - commission sales, trades jobs, and other possible job changes that could make that debt disappear. If they want to reduce their debt, they need to get with the program, including, if necessary, working an additional part-time job or moving out of a very expensive city.
  • ELIMINATION of loans exceeding the cost of tuition, books, and MINIMAL housing and food. 
    • NO loans that will fund international trips, even for educational purposes. 
    • NO budget that includes putting pizza/beer on the credit card. In fact, one big disqualifier for loans should be student debt - clear it up before applying for a loan - AND close the credit account.
  • No student plan for managing their education should include a car - public transportation only. Yes, I know this is impossible for those students with a family. They need to go to a 2-year college, and pay for it themselves or with grants alone.
  • Any college/university with an endowment cannot accumulate money tax-free if they don't disburse at least 5-10% of it each year in scholarships.
  • No student may borrow more than 1/2 their yearly need - and that includes grant/scholarship monies. This will limit the Ivies to the Elite/Financially Cushioned, but it's better than suckering poor kids into the schools, on the pretense that they will make those lifelong contacts that will pay off hugely. They don't. The Elite hang out together. Those who haven't the money to fund their association are nobodies. The Elite will NOT bring them into an inner circle, simply by virtue of having gone to the same school.
  • MANDATORY college monitoring of student progress. If they make a grade below a C, their student aid is in jeopardy. They have to follow the course of study, including college-level English and Math coursework, at all times.
  • In the future, lenders and colleges will be on the hook for part of the money paid, if the student can't pay. That means, those colleges accepting kids who haven't a prayer of repayment in that field, unprepared for college, or otherwise a poor risk, costs them money. Future loans are only PARTLY guaranteed, lenders and colleges to SHARE 10% of the risk
    • It also means that bankers will take a look at the career plans with an eye to how likely that choice is to pay off, and will likely require regular grade updates as a standard feature of agreeing to lend the money.
What might they get in return for accepting these restrictions?
  • Reduction of interest to that equal to standard savings accounts/CDs. Banks and financial institutions will have to accept this, or lose their ability to issue future government-secured loans. Might this dry up the available market for student loans? I certainly HOPE it reduces it.
  • Tax deduction/tax credit for any extra money paid towards the loans, over the mandatory amount. Yes, this rewards those with extra money, but the goal is to get rid of the debt and allow those people to get on a stable financial basis.
  • All of the above dependent on repayment. If they fall behind, or fail to pay, the cost goes back to what it was before. It's a one-time easing of the situation.
These are just some ideas. I do think that SOME of the borrowers got screwed, and, without help, will not be able to get out from under.

If you still have some concerns about the equity of relieving some of the debt incurred, consider this:

If the same person had, instead, taken out a government-guaranteed business loan, later became unable to pay as agreed, that person COULD get that debt discharged in bankruptcy. 

Let's level the playing field for student debtors, as well as reform the system to make both bankers and colleges take more responsibility for engulfing vulnerable and relatively clueless kids in un-payable debt.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Praise You In This Storm - Casting Crowns (with lyrics)





What more need be said? Have I neglected my posting duties? Yes. Has there been thought about stuff that needs to be said? Yes again. Know this: I have to have something worth saying to say. This is that.

Monday, April 1, 2019

How Soon They Forget

I'm not surprised, anymore, about the forgetfulness of humans. We forget MORE than we remember - which can be a good thing.

If we remembered every tedious detail, we might find out personalities altering, to reflect that grim, uneventful line of memories. Instead, we remember the good times, the peaceful times, those times when we were filled with the joy of life.

We also remember the awful times - the times when we suffered pain, loss, embarrassment, and fear. Fortunately, MOST of those terrible memories exist only in dulled recollection, without the sharp pains being vividly felt, over and over again. The sharp memories that remain are those that guide us away from repetition of those actions that landed use there.

It's worse for institutional memory. In the past, memories of group pain and suffering were enshrined in the culture; the Jews yearly remember their Egyptian slavery and subsequent wandering through the deserts, before reaching home.

The Armenians passed down the stories of the atrocities suffered at the hands of the Turks. And, so on. For millennia, if not longer, the culture preserved those stories of prior pain and suffering, as a way of warning - Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts, Stepmothers May Show Preference Towards Their Own Children, Women May Lie About Men, etc.

Such memories also honored those long-dead ancestors, by ensuring that they would never be forgotten, and that their suffering served as a warning.

Over the last few years, I've realized that I failed to remember MANY events of my lifetime. A sizable chunk of the mid-60s through mid-70s failed to be encoded into long-term memory.

Why?

Those were my teens through mid-20s. Life was fast-paced and personally event-filled. I was often more focused on my own life than the well-being of my country. Plus, I was well under the thrall of the Left at that point, and readily accepted their explanations for the True Meaning of the Events.

In short, I was only semi-aware.

One of the few counters to the programming of my youth was when I read The Gulag Archipelago. That the book was largely ignored by academics, and the information contained was not incorporated into World History classes, is just more evidence that the education fraternity works VERY hard to keep to the script.

For events I'd personally witnessed and been a part of, my memories are sharper. Watergate was one such series of events - I was obsessive about reading the papers and watching the news/hearings. At that time, I accepted what was reported by the Left/Liberal/Democrats as revealed truth. It was only later that I began questioning those Official Facts.

That's the main reason for FULLY investigating the attempted coup of Trump. Not merely to dispense whatever justice can be squeezed from the treasonous attacks, but - more importantly - to nail down the facts that can be found, and make sure that they exist in official memory.

Even so, in 20 years, will kids have a clue how close a President came to partisan removal?

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN TO ME

Just why it is Linda Fox and I are the ONLY contributors to this site recently? Oh yes, I know all of the others are still getting notifications that "somebody" has posted.

Read us, contribute, just freaking comment! This was a great idea, let's get this out there!!!!!!

EXPLOSIVE! Part 3 of 3: What If Qanon & The Great Awakening ARE Real?! M...





This is part 3 of some very deep stuff. Realize the truth, open your eyes.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Scientists Discover Mushrooms Growing On Mars!





One must wonder if they are safe to eat. If so, I want them in a steak/swiss/mushroom sandwich!

The Next Big Push for Non-Leftists

Begin taking action against those attempting to shut down oppositional thought by de-platforming Non-Leftists.

The Communication Decency Act (1996) was passed to prevent exploitation of vulnerable populations. So-called Common Carriers, those providers that handled the internet traffic, were given the same protections as the telephone companies had long enjoyed, that of protection from legal jeopardy for acts committed by their customers using the services.

Section 230 is the one that has been used as a shield for Facebook, Google, Youtube, and other services. It prevents them from being sued for what their customers say/post online.

But, it only applies as long as the services make no attempt to restrict speech preferentially. They CAN keep all customers from posting content, as long as they do the same for everyone. They cannot pick and choose the permissible content. In other words, if they chose to keep ALL customers from using insulting language towards the President - ALL Presidents - that would be permissible.

Allowing insults against SOME Presidents, but not others - not permissible.

That's the section of the law that needs to be used to force the internet services to give access to Non-Leftists on the same basis as they do the Left. Trump should make a point of directing his FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, to start issuing guidance to carriers, and accepting complaints. If the providers won't change, they risk losing their status as Common Carriers.

Trust me. They won't risk that.

Lever Action Rifles: .30-30 vs .44 Magnum





Once again, how did Mr. Rogers and Chuck Norris have a child?

Monday, March 25, 2019

Now, Here's a Tax That I Could Get on Board With

Tax the Blue Zones.

To save the planet. By reducing the number that would be affected by the Coming Apocalypse.

While we're at it, start moving the Federal Government's staff to the hinterlands, where their Taxpayer-Provided salaries will go further. That would include the staff that does NOT have to be physically present - handling correspondence, setting up appearances, media liaisons, researchers, etc.

Replace the physical presence with video chat/text chat apps, like GoToMeeting or EZTalks.

Let's stop thinking in pre-21st Century terms. Let's Remake American Government - for the Kids!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Thoughts About the Coddling of American Not-Adults

I can't call them "children" - many of them are college-age and even beyond.

Too many are being assisted by parents eager to have a bragging point on social media, or on the back of their SUV bumper.

Here's a good explanation of some of the ridiculous measures that parents have taken in an effort to see their kid "win" at life's events.

What might reasonable parental help look like?

  • Assistance for the first few grades with doing homework, and organizing their backpack to make it possible to locate work to be turned in, permission slips to be signed. Most kids don't need that much help after the first couple of times; some, the less-organized, or honestly disabled in that regard, might need assistance longer. At some point, kids have to be responsible for their own affairs - definitely before college.
  • Some coaching in sports, either personally, or with some help from a better-qualified coach. Unless their team coach says they've got a reasonable possibility of making it in high-level - Olympic or professional - sports, a start is all that is necessary. If the kid drives the practice - eager to continue long after you've pooped out, this is fine. If YOU are the one that is insisting on continuing practice, and the kid is reluctant, ask yourself - why is this so important to me? What is lacking in my own accomplishments that I would live vicariously through my child?
  • Project help - the first time they do this, they might honestly be confused about what is involved, and need some input. After that, unless there's a specific question - and quite small - they're on their own. For example, for each of my kids, the first time they had to do a research project, I worked with them. I helped them learn how to take notes, use those notes to begin writing, helped them learn how to use a word processor, and give a last check of the report, looking for spelling errors/typos, or seriously tangled grammar. That was it. Yes, I know other parents virtually did the work themselves. Too bad. That kid lost out - hugely - and did not learn from the assignment. It will bite that kid in the butt when they actually have to do their own work.
  • Friendships - playgroups are for those kids without siblings, who are too young to handle walking over to a friend's house. By the time they've hit 3rd grade or so, they're on their own. One exception - the socially awkward kid who needs some coaching on how to make, and keep, friends. But, by high school, at least, they're on their own.
  • Housework - a household worker is no substitute for what kids can learn by pitching in with the household chores. Even toddlers can pick up things on the floor. ALL kids should be able to clean up after themselves, do laundry, cook basic meals, and organize their stuff.
What can you add to this list?

Monday, March 18, 2019

Some Random Thoughts While on a Break

I've got a full-day sub job, and the schedule has me free until 10:35. Some of the things that have been on my mind:
  1. Teachers, if they have children, tend to have a LOT of children - often more than 2, sometimes as many as 4. That's a high number of kids for a relatively educated woman, and most of them are married. So, if you're looking for a woman who might be a good life partner, you might want to check out teachers. Warning: some of them - particularly the K-8 crowd and the Social Studies teachers - do tend to be somewhat to very Liberal. Almost all the Math and Science teachers lean to the Right. Tread warily.
  2. The support of teachers is not, despite all efforts of the Left, monolithic. Many on the staff of local schools lean Conservative, and they get little to no support from their colleagues. Areas to target: Business Ed, Phys Ed, Math, and the Physical Sciences. They are the least likely to support "every child passes with an A", disciplinary changes, or one pay scale for all teacher positions. If you have options other than teaching, which some teaching specialities do, it's hard to swallow the idea that seniority, coupled with time in a graduate school classroom, should be the sole determinants of what you're paid. They are a group that is ripe for being split off from the Progressive Plantation.
  3. A good area for a Charter School to target is middle school. The school would have to have some money behind it (do you hear me, foundations?), so they could weather the financial hit of booting out kids that are discipline problems that will not respond, bullies (particularly those girls that make life HELL for their victims, without laying a hand on them), and other toxic students. The teacher certification is less of a problem than the high schools, and a lot of parents would respond to a school choice that is heavy on Math preparation and remediation, English skills - reading, writing, research, and Science that has the kids prepped for science fair competition. Those 3 areas are absolutely critical. It could even be a hybrid school - part in-school, part home-taught, or online. Cater to home-schoolers who need to free up some time to work or participate in other activities, but still want to control their kids' education, and you could have a winner.
Saturday - I found this action by the British government to be repulsive. It changes removal of organs after death from a Donation, to an Appropriation. How long before the exceptions are removed?

It does say that your relatives can overrule your decision. That means that hospital staff can use guilt or pressure to get relatives to give permission to raid the body for parts.

How long until the hospitals beginning offering a reduction of the hospital bill in return for signing aways parts.

The College Scam arrests are just the beginning. Here's a link to more cheating.

As Columbo used to say, "I have a theory about this." The arrests in the college admissions scam were of rich, White people. That was deliberate. The next arrests are going to be of non-Caucasians, particularly in the Far East, the Mideast, and India. Too many people have been cheating/playing the system for too long, and it's long past Time for a Reckoning.

This is just the beginning.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

If You Wrote a Book With a Plot Twist Like This...

...it would be considered contrived and implausible.

The hits just keep coming!

Older Women Disappear?

Here is a story about the feeling many women have as they age - that they have become invisible. People no longer notice them; they say things, only to find that they are ignored.

That's not MY experience - every year, I find I am more engaged in life. I have more friends; my family and I are closer than we have been in years. I have no end of interesting things to do, and people to interact with.

So, no, I truly cannot say that I can relate to this experience.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

And here is yet another interesting thing

I saw this on Messenger, shared it, then went in to find the original source. I used the search term Law Of The Land, and came up with a bunch of this exact thing. I chose this particular one a it was the cleanest clearest version:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Personal Update

I've been back and forth between Rock Hill, SC and Cleveland, OH. Reasons include:

  • Brother needed some assistance with home, driving privileges, and disability forms. I got that in motion, the form was submitted, he's back to driving, and the home is in progress. Basically, I just needed to touch base, verify that he was OK, and give a little help. It was great to spend some time with him - the physical distance has made it tough to keep as close as we once were.
  • Stayed around Cleveland, so I could share the driving with my husband, who was in town for a medical checkup. We had to drive back in one day, but it was nice to have extended time with each other.
  • Turned right around once home - I arrive late Monday evening, had to fly back on Wednesday for a funeral. If I buy another dress outfit, it will probably be black or navy. We went through a time previously when we were attending funerals for our friends and family's parents. Now, it's for them.
While I was away from home, I managed to finish Gramsci Part 2. I also got a jump on the research for the next part - Herbert Marcuse. He's the 'thinker' behind the Intolerant Left, among other things. It will be interesting to tie the attacks on the 1st Amendment to his disciples - one of them was Dr. Angela Davis, Communist that aided the Black Panthers' violent attacks on society.

Who also never served a day in jail for it - in fact, she was rewarded with academic acclaim for her part in the murder of the judge presiding over her lover's trial.

The Left has a lot to answer for.

Ash Wednesday today - no bacon!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

It's the Little Things That Facilitate the Deep State

Such as this.

TOP 10 People Making Furniture With Secret Compartments For Guns





Oh HELL yes! That warning at the beginning was appropriate.

An Extremely Odd Thing

Today, I went to a business to have my fingerprints sent off to the state of South Carolina (I'll be applying for an insurance agent's license once I take the test).

The machine kept rejecting my scans. I was truly shocked when the lady said, "Your fingerprints are no longer there."

Now, they were not totally missing - you could look at the scans, and they were acceptable at the sides. But, for the majority of the digit, the fingerprints had worn down sufficiently to make getting a recognizable print just about impossible.

Apparently, this happens. Often with nurses, and other people who use their hands a lot - like people who type on keyboards.

I may have to make another trip there, just to verify that - yup, they're gone. The state will just have to work with the information available about me, minus the prints.

There's a murder mystery or something in this odd thing.

Friday, February 22, 2019

How to Shrink Government

Just like you eat an elephant - piece by piece.

Start with a recently created Department - such as Energy, Education, or EPA - the 3 Big Bad E's. As an Executive Decision, and AFTER you have worked out the main details (don't sweat the small stuff, just have an overall plan), announce that the department will be eliminated as a separate entity, and either folded into another department (such as Interior), or eliminated entirely.

Get the states on board by offering to give 2 or 3-year block grants to the states to TEMPORARILY replace part of the federal money that will be, shortly, no longer available. Have a sunset date built into this Executive Order. Right away, the states can save money by eliminating their staff that is responsible for applying for, and administering, the Dept. grants. That, in most cases, is a LOT of people.

For Energy:

  • Fold essential functions (and, they are not many) into the Interior Dept. Eliminate the duplicate jobs/categories/administrative people no longer needed.
  • Interior will announce that these new jobs will be located in one of the midwestern states with substantial energy production. Right there, you move a LOT of people out of the Washington orbit. The lure is that their salaries will stretch further. Only the Director of the Energy Division will be located in Washington. Everyone else stays in that new location - including ALL upper-level management staff. That removes a lot of people that will no longer be available to be wooed by lobbyists.
  • Announce that all Federal employees may apply for the positions that will remain, on a competitive basis. NO guarantees for ANYONE.
  • Many of these jobs will be contract-only, and the contracting companies will take former skills and experience in the previous job into consideration (also, special consideration for vets). If the employee doesn't perform to expectations, their supervisor puts in a request to his boss that the contract employee be removed. As they have no job protections, this should be easy. Ideally, the rest of the staff will get the message, and step up their work ethic.
  • For those people who have been doing their job, without acting as a Deep State ally, the executive staff should call in markers to their contacts in industry, and help them find new work - NOT in government, unless it's at the state level.
In order of elimination, Energy, Education, EPA. Then, assuming the citizens of this country have the good sense NOT to elect another Democrat or RINO, repeat until the government assumes a size more suitable to our citizens' budgets.

Contracting is the key part of this. It bypasses Civil Service protections, allows the Feds to expand or contract as needed, WITHOUT incurring pension, disability, or unemployment responsibilities for those employees. It allows the Feds to jettison the stranglehold that the government unions have placed on changes to members' conditions, responsibilities or pay. It also allows government to GET RID OF THE NON-PERFORMERS.

I was talking to my Vet son-in-law, and he expressed concern about veteran's education benefits. I pointed out that the actual administration of those could be handled by the Dept. of Defense - as they were before the Dept. of Education existed. Pell grants could be block-granted to the states. If they can reduce the waste and/or fraud, they get to keep the money to be used for educational purposes only.

The EPA would, like Energy, become a SMALL part of Interior. Their budget would be enfolded into the whole. The only function for the EPA would be to handle interstate water and air issues, and serve as a resource for the states - NOT acting in any way unless the pollution crosses state lines. All in-state issues are the states' problem.

The newly created Education Division would be located in Iowa, the home of the famous Iowa Test of Basic Skills. I took it when young, and it was a good test. Locate them near, but not IN, one of the larger cities. Again, like the EPA, they would be a RESOURCE. They MIGHT encourage - not demand - that states work with other states in a particular region, to have similar standards for K12 education (NOT Common Core - the 'standards' are too specific, overly detailed, and not all that good).