|Donald Trump (Credit: Gage Skidmore)|
Sunday, January 31, 2016
He is telegenic. He knows how to present himself on camera.
Ben Shapiro explained as much at a Mizzou U discussion forum on how to fight the Left. Donald Trump looks good on TV, too, and knows how to manipulate the moment, despite his legacy of liberalism.
Rubio is young, a few months behind Ted Cruz. He qualifies as the youngest Republican candidate running for office.
Not by much.
He bested the Establishment and the Democratic contender in his 2010 Florida US Senate race.
He has an incredibly strong record on life and other social issues, including the Second Amendment.
He also has a record of being told what to do, and caving on key issues just to be liked.
I do not see him as a leader. He has gone along to get along too much of the time.
As speaker of the Florida House, he conceded that Cap and Trade was going to pass, so every state needed to line up and make it work.
It stalled then died in the US Senate: Thank God! One of the most recent elected officials to the US Senate, Joe Manchin, campaigned as a Republican and shot a bullet through the Cap and Trade bill in one commercial.
That legislation had no chance of passage. Even if the bill had passed and been signed into law, why would concerned and committed conservatives just cave on the issue?
Ted Cruz and Rand Paul fought against this legalistic Washington cabal time and again. The first three words of the US Constitution state "We the People". Just because a law passes does not mean it should stay enforced. The US Constitution enshrines the natural law endowed to each person by God Almighty.
We have governors who sue the President, who refuse to comply with bad laws.
|Marco Rubio (credit: Gage Skidmore)|
So, what is the fascination with Rubio, then?
Young people want to be accepted. They want to be liked. Rubio wants to be accepted. Rubio wants to be liked.
A lot of people argue for a candidate who can win. Of course. But winning an election means nothing without a winning candidate who wins on the issues which matter. Besides, aside from Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, Republican Presidential candidates during the general election have not been winners, despite the constant pleading for "a winner" or "someone who can win".
The psychological similarities are pulling in young people. I want to be liked, I want to win, and I do not want to be rejected as old-fashioned or stuffy.
And yet. . .
Rubio refuses to budge on his support for immigration "reform", and there are cohorts within the Hispanic communities who want pathways to citizenship and the relaxing of our borders. How many young Americans know that they are paying top dollar for a public college education, and young illegals get the discount? Huh?!
Do young people like working two jobs to eke out a forty-hour week?
All this talk of amnesty may
Yet -- who cares? The rule of law is essential, and law-breakers, regardless of their age, should not be rewarded. No borders, no country. No country, no rule of law.
Rubio has caved on other issues, as well, including gay marriage. He has also shown himself as easy to push around.
Young people face these pressures, too. They are looking for someone like them. Leadership should be about more than looking for someone like you, or even someone whom you like.
I want someone who stands up and fights, not just someone young looking.
Besides, Ted Cruz is just a few months older than Rubio, and Rand Paul has a youthful vitality and energy which rivals adolescents and young people whom I have met.
More than a celebrity, Hogan is a statesman who is thinking big, moving forward, and opening Maryland for business.
Check out what he's doing in the Old Line State.
But first, let's talk about the right stances Hogan took early on.
Just after his election, he presented the following values on abortion. LifeNews.com reports:
Only the most extreme (and extremely perverse) abortionists would support killing a baby at any time. With the release of those terrible videos within Planned Murderhood, even pro-choice elements in the country want to cut funding to the agency.
Stopping abortion at the third-trimester is a good start in a state where partial-birth abortions were on the rise.
How did Hogan handle other hot-button issues, like homosexual marriage? The Washington Blade reported:
|Governor Larry Hogan|
He's making the best of a difficult situation for most Republicans in blue states: how best to governor for the better interests of all residents, while dealing with a progressive-leftist political part bent on business as usual statism and corruption?
His latest measures against the Maryland state legislature should encourage more conservatives in the minority. The state legislature wants to re-enfranchise convicted felons. Hogan vetoed the bill, citing that those felons must pay back their debt to society first.
Right. Instead of just using his pen and phone to say no, Hogan appealed to all Marylanders to call their state reps and sustain the governor's veto.
#HoganStrong is showing real muscle!
Saturday, January 30, 2016
They had enacted a political vendetta against a contractor, who taught a group of girls to dance in a Christmas recital. Four of the city councilmembers then canceled the performance at the last minute. They also took away the best toys for the community and gave them worthless junk. They have awarded lavish contracts to rich special interests, even though the city now faces a $1 million shortfall.
I have filed a few complaints against the city of Huntington Park, and now the city of Cudahy.
Sean Hasset of the Los Angeles County Public Integrity Office responded to my complaint about Cudahy Chris" Garcia taking pictures of the audience during the city council meeting:
Re: Possible Brown Act violation by Cudahy City Council member Chris Garcia
Dear Mr. Schaper,
We are in receipt of your correspondence sent January 13 , 2016, regarding Cudahy City Council member Chris Garcia taking photographs of the audience and posting them to his Facebook page during the January 20 [sic], 2016 Cudahy City Council meeting. Although this behavior tends to erode the dignity and solemnity of his office, it is not a violation of the Brown Act.
We thank you for taking an interest in your community and bringing this matter to our attention.
Very truly yours,
District Attorney of Los Angeles County
Deputy District Attorney
The LA County DA does recognize that Garcia is eroding the dignity of his office, and not just by taking photos of the audience.
He should watch this video, and see how low Garcia has gone.
There is more good news, however, in spite of this one letter.
The California Chapter of LULAC issued the following letter to the LA County District Attorney's office, too:
Dear District Attorney Lacey:
Greetings from the California League of United Latin American Citizens. LULAC is a national civil rights organization that has been in existence for over 87 years. Our Mission is to advance
the educational attainment, economic condition, health, civil rights, and political empowerment of the Hispanic population of the United States through community based programs operating in
over 1200 membership chapters throughout the United States including nearly 100 in California.
We are writing to request that your office fully investigate possible violations of California
Government Code 54950, also known as the Ralph M. Brown Act, in the City or Cudahy. Members of our organization in Cudahy allege that there have been recent repeated violations thal have had the effect or restricting the right of residents to participate in the governance of
As an organization, we believe that any action which willfully prohibits residents from engaging their elected representatives in discussing issues warrants a full inquiry by your offce. Please
contact me directly at 805-258-1800 or by email at email@example.com.
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS
More organizations are stepping up and demanding respect for the First Amendment rights of residents in Cudahy.
If you are a resident of the city, please contact the Los Angeles County Public Integrity Office:
Once again - I kid you not.
I don't know if I would call Clinton a cow, although she was a cash cow for the Clinton Foundation as she made deals with dictators and rogue regimes throughout the world.
She likes to milk people for all they are worth. She certainly chews the cud when prospective voters ask her direct questions, which has no intention of asking. Liberal voters do not like her or trust her.
Her supporters worship this woman. Carville wrote in the last Hillary eblast that this country should elect the first woman President.
This country made the mistake of wading, then drowning in identity politics before.
Let's not go there again. We do not need a sacred cow candidate in the White House. We need a statesman--or woman. Someone whom we can trust to serve and abide by the law.
If the American people want to elect a female President, they should select Carly Fiorina.
I would vote for Carly not because she is a woman, however, but because she is a smart and effective business leaders, a force to be reckoned with.
As for Hillary Clinton, she is a farce to be ridiculed: i.e. a Holy Cow.
Here is the contents from the latest Hillary eblast:
Friday, January 29, 2016
He attacks members of the audience from the city council dias when they oppose his decisions.
If you do not get along with his illiberal, fascist agenda, he will do just about anything to ruin you and make your life miserable.
He likes to call people's work place and get them fired, too.
|Cudahy Chris Garcia Has Issues|
A contact in the region shared the following information with me:
I just received a campaign eblast from the Hillary Clinton for President campaign with the following subject line:
"An Alligator in a Tutu!"
Yes, Hillary is an alligator. The mainstream media and her political support team keep trying to make her look good.
But people see her as immoral and dishonest.
She is a distant, stale, establishment fraud.
Who wrote this metaphor? Not Hillary Clinton, of course
It was James Carville:
Weekend at Bernie's is raising lots of money.
The three candidates who won--Marilyn Sanabria, Jhonny Pineda, and Graciela Ortiz-- joined with Karina Macias and began wreaking havoc on the city.
How many people ran for three seats?
Ten candidates ran for Huntington Park City Council in 2015.
From the LA Wave:
Rodolfo Cruz, Alex Reynoso, and David Sanchez ran for city council last year. I wonder if they will run again in 2017?
Former councilmembers are running for their seats in a number of cities throughout the Southeastern Los Angeles area.
Bankruptcy may be the only option iif the city has no money, and the current city councilmembers end up in jail.
I disagree. Contract out with the sheriff. Bring down crime and ease the burden on the city and its taxpayers.
|Huntington Park City Hall|
Parking is terrible in Huntington Park. The city should be renamed "Huntington No-Park".
Cruz is still talking about that property tax. The costs on the taxpayers in that city are unbelievable. Registration of animals, parking, citations. The costs have grown, and yet the services have not improved.
Edgar Cisneros is anything but qualified, a former field deputy for Gloria Molina, and the left-wing corruption of the Los Angeles political machines.
Of course Huntington Park is losing business. The city punishes those who follow the law, and rewards those who live and work in the city ILLEGALLY!
Another holy roller. I have heard residents in the city claim she is anything but holy.
I wish that he had been successful the previous two times. She is useless and unfit for federal office, doing nothing to enforce the immigration laws in Huntington Park, Cudahy, and elsewhere in her district.
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Next year, there will be two seats available. Valentin Amezuita and Karina Macias are up for reelection. Macias must go. Who can replace her? Would any of the 2015 candidates want to run again? They should consider doing something, and implement the principles and policies discussed during the campaign last year.
Her discussion was NOT plan. I thought that Hillary Clinton was working on being spontaneous. Right?! I guess not. . .
|Hillary Clinton (C-SPAN)|
We are not called to be perfect, if we understand that in Christ, we are perfected forever (Hebrews 10: 14)
|Ted Cruz (Gage Skidmore)|
|Ted Cruz (Gage Skidmore)|
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
They want to give out lavish contracts to the labor unions, then continue imposing high taxes and fees on the working-class residents.
They cancelled the January 25th, 2016 city council meeting, then tried to call a special meeting for Jan. 22nd. They failed to grant adequate notice to the residents, and even one of the city council members, Jack Guerrero, published to the city residents at large that the meeting would violate the Brown Act, since he did not receive written notice in time.
That city council meeting was cancelled.
Then another meeting was scheduled, this time for January 27th.
We the People Rising were ready to be there.
|We the People Rising|
Our team has gotten stronger, well-connected and ready to protest when necessary against rogue actions from local governments.
Huntington Park, CA appointed two illegal aliens to city commissions. Our efforts have not ceased there for the city council to reverse their perverse decision.
In Cudahy, the city council announced that they would declare their municipality a "sanctuary city".
The Cudahy Kids have been trying to suppress public input. They tried to throw the activists off and prevent them from coming to protest.
And there was no discussion on any of those items.
Only the residents in the city and members in the audience spoke to those matters.
They are not adults. Los Cuatro Corruptos are children, boys who have no sense of responsibility.
And they routinely tried to limit or shut down our public comments.
They did not even permit public comment on issues NOT on the agenda for that evening!
Outrageous! This sanctuary city has not sanctity whatsoever. None.
More to follow. . .
Los Cuatro Corruptos de Huntington Park
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The high school terminated a good French teacher just because the administration did not like him.
A great white shark was spotted off the coast lingering near the piers, then swam away.
Last year, balls of oil appeared on the shoreline.
On a more policy/political front, another recent development in MB hit the nightly news.
Two weeks ago, ABC 7 spotlighted Jason Fong for his blog on immigration.
ABC 7 reports:
When did Jeb Bush say this? August, 2015.
CNN gives more background:
Is that really true?
|Jason Fong (Sparks Mag)|
We do need to foster discussion on this very contentious issue.
Illegal immigration is a serious problem in the state of California and the country.
I wonder how Jason Fong would respond to the following:
1. Two illegal aliens appointed to city commissions in Huntington Park, CA
2. Sanctuary city status declared in Cudahy (and perhaps Maywood), CA.
3. The death of Kathryn Steinle and others from repeat offender illegal aliens.
4. The strain of illegal immigration on our welfare and entitlements systems. as well as public institutions like the school system.
5. The erosion of cultural and national integrity because of perverse disregard for the rule of law.
More to follow.