Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012!

Last post of the year (On day 2, the best of 2011 will be published along with an Endorsement of whomever is in the Primary).

If you're here, and nothing to do tonight (I'm going to the Monte Cristo, as always) enjoy this movie (and have a great 2012).

Desperado by Robert Rodriguez

From Crackle: Desperado

If you're reading this part, this is just some goals I want to achieve in 2012. 

Ready? Go!

  1. With Chairman Del Beccarro: I want to work doing New Media (and other work) at the Magnolia Office of the California Republican Party.  
  2. With Chairwoman Hauter: lead RPLAC's new media attack on the Democrat establishment in Los Angeles 
  3. With National Committeeman Shawn Steel: In Tampa next August, I want to be a California Delegate and New Media. 
  4. That Right in the Dark becomes known (Thanks in advance Robert McCain and Lady of the Manners)
  5. Stop Couch surfing and find my own place along the Miracle Mile
  6. Own an iPad2, Internet phone and/or laptop with more memory
  7. Find a beautiful Muse to be with.  
OK, that's it! I going out! have a Happy new year and may 2012 bring you all your dreams and goals!

Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina: How to save the Republic (and Republicans) in One Move

The Earth spins and some months have more important spins then others.

In a few days, the Iowa caucuses begins and then comes the New Hampshire and finally the South Carolina Primary.

Or, in other words, Welcome to Primary Election 2012! 

The Iowa caucuses are under attack from the Occupy Movement and others who want to put their hands on the scales.

Because I know Iowans and New Hampshirites are pragmatic and smart (hence, they are the first in the nation every four years), there is a way for them to strike a blow for "Local Yokels," over Establishment Republicans (like National Review -- not reliable Wm. F. Buckley Conservatives).


First in the Nation!

The great thing about the Iowa caucuses is that they are run by their local County leaders.  Yay!

In the mix of Iowa are Social Conservatives who can go for Senator Santorum (RS McCain's favorite candidate) -- but might I suggest those in the Straw poll write in Governor Sarah Palin?

I trust you folks in Iowa; While Democrats and Republican Establishment types want to break your Caucus -- I say, you earned it.  

And might I suggest every Iowa Party Representative check voter names at the door.  Zombie Occupiers and Vampire establishment types will try to disrupt. 

The Iowa caucus is important. 

Please write in "Governor Sarah Palin," in all 99 Counties.  

You will receive many thanks for this Californian! 

New Hampshire

First Primary in the nation!

To the First Primary people, I know you're going to vote for your favorite Son, Governor Romney (we're not big fans of him here in California because he hired Meg Whitman's staff).  However, for those who want to break the tide, write in Governor Sarah Palin.  

Again, please write in Governor Sarah Palin.

And if you see DatechGuy in your neck of the woods, get him a Fez! 

South Carolina

Even though we here in the Southland have little sway in the Republican party, I know you folks in the Carolina's do. 

Just like I told the Iowans and New Hampshirites, please write in Governor Sarah Palin. 

Why do this? 

Here are my three reasons,:

  1. She is not caught on video throughout the multiple debates.  I live in LA; And if you do not know what AVID is, let me put it simply: The White House, Democrats and their Media allies can edit all of those debates as they see fit.  Again, by not participating, no one can attack Palin's words or edit them.
  2. The Left and their media allies have attacked her person, her Governorship and her family.  To be crude here, they have "shot their wad," in attacking her.  She still stands.  The other candidates (save for Speaker Newt) have no idea how the media will play handmaiden to the Obama Administration next year.  She was in the line of fire -- she survived.  Help her.
  3. The Establishment Republicans want a Moderate Republican.  That Moderate republican is Governor Romney (with his Meg Whitman staff). In 08, the Republicans put forth a Moderate named Senator McCain and he got no support from the same media that wails: Where are the Moderate republicans?  This year, trust not the establishment.  Write in Governor Sarah Palin.

My final message:

Please write in Governor Sarah Palin in your State.  She can win a general. 

Romney is McCain writ large.  

My question: Who do you plan to support this Primary season?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Sorry, if I haven't been Blogging.  But I have some stuff I'm writing off-stage.

But if you are here, enjoy this Christmas cheer!

Grinch (1966) Part 1

Grinch part 2

Grinch Part 3

Enjoy your family and friends today!  Be thankful!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Would You Care for Some Tea? How the Tea Party Beat #OccupyWallStreet

As I am a Doctor Who fan, we have to start with this video:

Now that winter's coming and Election 2012 is rising, we can look back and laugh at the Occupy crowds.

The Tea Party has them beat for the next few cycles.  Why?

Let's start with The Daily Show's take first:

For a group that cares about the "99%" I'm not hearing solutions for the "99%,"

From the news of the Occupy Oakland, it seemed it was not about the Middle Class but causing riots; In Occupy LA, its not about the poor, but about owning the real estate in front of City Hall (for free!).

Meanwhile, in Election 2010, the tea Party groups got organized and took over the local levels of the GOP (seen here in Los Angeles in many places).

Anyone can get to a Tea Party event, you didn't need a tent. 

And ironically, the Left who spent two decades complaining about Social Conservatives could not stand these Fiscal Conservatives.  Conservatives come in a few flavors, hating on both makes you a plain Hater -- not a partisan who can things done.

When you call for a Jacobin Revolution, the words of John Lennon need to ring forth:

During the time of Occupy, I didn't see new people (i.e. Independents and Republicans) join up, I saw the same folks who spent 8 years Hating (there's that word again) President Bush over Saddam Hussein. (Side question: Where were the anti war protesters during the rush to war without Congressional Authorization with Libya? Hypocrites)

The Tea Party movement brought in independents and Democrats who questioned "Where was their Government going?"  No revolutions here, just people who wanted their Government to not Overreach.  That's it.

Time magazine (the folks who hired Anti Bush, Anti Palin and Anti Israel writer Fareed Zakaria) decided to make this year's Person of the Year, the Protester. 

Daleks have more capability to create things then the Occupy crowd (yes, the Daleks are fictional but the Truth remains what have the Occupiers done for the 99%?  Anything? Bueller?). The Tea Partiers changed the Republican party back to a Fiscal Conservative one -- the Occupiers were pawns of President Obama.  

Yes, pawns.  let me show you:

From Reuters September 1, 2011 (Fourteen days before Occupy Wall Street started):

"About a quarter of the $18 million Romney raised in the second quarter came from the financial sector, while 4.4 percent of the $48 million Obama's campaign raised came from that group, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Employees at the five biggest U.S. banks made the list of Romney's top 20 donors, while just Goldman Sachs made it onto Obama's contributor roll.
Wall Street money has been moving away from Obama and Democrats since 2010, in part fueled by Obama's harsh criticism of banks and financial overhaul legislation he signed last year, which banks say is burdensome."

Something Liberals and Media do not understand: We on the Right support the flow of Commerce.  Turn on KPFK and hear what Liberals really think about business. Hint: They don't support them.  

I await the day the Occupy folks actually do something for the poor, while the Tea Party is taking Government off of people's back. 

Maybe the Occupiers can find where the Anti-war protesters went?

My question: Why do the Occupy people want to attack business' rather then President Obama?  Are they in his pocket?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reflections from Birthday 41 -- and Three Passings

I'm just coming down from the enjoyable long birthday.  I had many toasts, many Amazon gifts [Thank you Viktor, Gabriela  and Nathan](And if you want to celebrate, here is the list) and much fun.

The Birthday Dinner was a quiet one this year.  I guess Saturnalia is not as celebrated as I thought.

The Weekend Before at Ruin: (L -R) Janeen, Ron, Jeff and Denice

The Night Before the Actual Day: Two Muses and I: Samantha, Julia and I

Because my birthdays comes up against the Jolly Fat Guy Who Gives Presents (and Birthday for the Messiah for those religious minded among us), it is always a challenge to get a group together this time of year.  As this was an odd numbered Birthday (41), I believe the Star Trek Movie Curse applies to this year. 

Mom, me and Ron (L - R) on Saturnalia
Waiting outside Bar Sin with another Nightshade
I've taken some time off Blogging to just "Think," and find stuff to be humble about before the New Year begins.

I'm lucky to have good friends (Goths, Politicos and Bloggers) and a great family;

I'm happy that I have a Code of Honor that helps keep my head above water in a business (Politics) that can turn on a dime;

I'm blessed that I have the Power to Write and express my views in a place (The Valley) that people see and like;

I'm happy to live in Los Angeles and to give my fellow Republicans and Conservatives a leg up to do the (somewhat) impossible: Flip this City from Blue to Red;

I'm lucky that I have understood my Genius/Madness gene and used it to my advantage;

And finally:

I'm lucky for all of you for reading this.

Now, there were three passings that should be mentioned on a Political Blog such as the Valley.

For each night, for each passing, I will say a few words:

December 16, my Birthday, Christopher Hitchens:   

Christopher Hitchens was an iconoclast -- he supported the Iraq War because it meant one less dictator in the world and he was a militant atheist determined to knock G-d off his pedestal.  He attacked the Clintons, Kissinger and Mother Theresa.

He wrote as I do here; The Truth as he sees it, 

G-dspeed Mr Hitchens (whether you believe in Providence or not)

December 17, Saturnalia, Vaclev Havel

An artist and Dissident who believed in Democracy -- Havel is Hitchens squared.   During the 90's, he was the "coolest," Western President (See! Politics is just like High School) -- but he stood on the side of Freedom for all.

G-dspeed President Havel, continue to write plays for an even better audience.

December 18, Kim Jong-IL

And here is the only thing worth saying here:

Monday, December 12, 2011

Who sits in the William F. Buckley Chair of Conservatism?

William F. Buckley, Father of the Conservative Movement w/ President George W Bush (2005)
It seems since William Buckley died, there have been a few figures who want to decide who gets to be a Conservative.

Here's a hint that you are not William F. Buckley material (riffing off of Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a Redneck if..."): 

1) If you think your Conservatism is the ONLY Conservatism in existence and use that to support  Anti-Israel, Liberal Democratic Presidents -- YOU ARE NOT A CONSERVATIVE. (Andrew Sullivan);

2) If you spend your time writing Anti Republican pieces in Magazines that have never supported Republicans under fire -- YOU ARE NOT A CONSERVATIVE (David Frum);

3) If you never campaigned (either walking or calling) for a Republican candidate or never built a coalition for a Republican idea then write who should or should not be a Communicator for the Right  (and also support Anti Israel writers such as Andrew Sullivan) -- YOU ARE NOT A CONSERVATIVE (Conor Friedersdorf)

4) If you write a column in a newspaper that has not endorsed Republicans for President since the 1950's, YOU ARE NOT A CONSERVATIVE (David Brooks)

And finally:

5) If your career as a Republican Columnist is about attacking other Republicans, YOU ARE NOT A CONSERVATIVE (Kathleen Parker and Jennifer Rubin)

So, who deserves to sit in the William F. Buckley Chair for Conservatism?

Here are a few basics that we Conservatives should look for:

A) William Buckley ran for office.  Yes, he lost, but he put his views out there.  Anyone who wants to sit in judgement of other members of the Right cannot be a journalist, but a candidate first.

B) Buckley spent his life, loving (in his first book) and supporting America (in the CIA), expats need not apply.  The American culture has something few expats understand -- hence why Sullivan and Frum are on the outs.  If you are an expat in politics, 95% of the time, you work for the Democrats (but with Frum and Sullivan, that's a given)

C) If you are not a communicator (i.e. Rush, Levin or Hannity), come up with a better show or leave them alone.  Every party needs Fire Breathers, they provide a role so those in the trenches of politics can do their job. Heck, Buckley supported Rush.

D) If you are a candidate or on a candidates staff and dis the Conservative new media, you are not a candidate worth voting for.  Buckley saw the rise of Talk radio and brought the Establishment behind this New Media.  Where are the funders for DaTechGuy, RS McCain or even the Valley? Romney, not a Conservative, nor worthy of the chair. 

E) Final thing: Support the "local Yokels," on the ground.  That is where the Election battles play out.  If we here in Los Angeles and California can have people fund our Party Structures, a new battlefront will open up. 

Even the Ghost of William Buckley can support that.

But, wait! I hear the audience chirping, why doesn't JSF take the Chair?  

Simple, that is not my role.  The person who sits in the WFB Chair must have support from candidates, Bloggers, activists and Staffers.  I am not that person.  

(I want to flip Los Angeles and California and then work on the Hill for an California Congressman or woman doing Appropriations work -- then write books and lobby. Thus, I cannot ascend to the Chair.)

My question: Who should be nominated for the William F. Buckley Chair for Conservatism? Tell me why and what their support base is.

Three Questions for Ron Paul Supporters

I have not chosen my candidate yet. 

But I do have questions for Ron Paul supporters. 

My rules are simple: answer the 3 questions, stay on topic, and explain why I should support your candidate.

Ready, let's go!

1)  Earlier this year, Rep. Paul said if we was not the Republican nominee for President, he would not vote any other nominee for that positionI have already detailed how Rep. Paul has gone against President Reagan -- my question is simple: Will you follow Rep. Paul and go against the Republican nominee if he is not the nominee? Why should any Republican follow your lead when loyalty counts little to him?

Find me quotes by Paul Election staffers that contradict that.  And tell me what you will do this November 2012.

2) I am a Jew and I believe whomever is President, Israel needs to supported against the many enemies from the Muslim Brotherhood to Hamas -- President Obama has already shown his back to the Israelis, will Rep. Paul support our First Democratic Ally in the Middle East? Or will he follow President Obama's lead?

When you answer this, I need Congressional record and campaign statements please. (With quotes and dates, thank you)

3) For Republicans to win in 2012, funds and people must be invested.  To flip California, the GOP must work in Los Angeles (and give funds to CRP and RPLAC) -- will Rep. Paul support Republican candidates here in the LA basin whether he is the nominee or not? 

Don't tell me that "Rep. Paul has plans...," Link and quote them. 

OK Paul people, convince me!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Doctor Who -- Destiny of the Daleks

Even though the Santa Ana winds struck me with "Bloggers Writers Block,"  I still try to write.  The serious post: American Dystopia, is still being written. 

We are inching closer to my Birthday (and Iowa caucus Time), so I am prepping for next year.

Tonight, enjoy Destiny of the Daleks! 

Four things to note: Look at the Movellens -- this episode was done in 1980, so yeah, very Ziggy Stardust.

And two, Lalla Ward who plays Romana II used to be married to Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor) and is now married to Richard Dawkins. (Dawkins was in "The Stolen Earth," )

Three, Douglas Adams of Hitchhikers Guide fame crafted this season.

And four, there are some Daleks in this episode.  Keep your eyes peeled!

So, whilst I set the pieces in place,  enjoy the Destiny of the Daleks! 

Thursday, December 01, 2011

December 2011 Tip Jar (with My Favorite Gothy Muse)

It's the first of the month, so its that time again.  Again, looking for $300 in the Tip Jar.

And since this my Birthday Month (12/16), here is my Amazon Wishlist -- if you want to go this route. 

This year, I have not been Blogging that much, it will be explained by the end of the month.  As next year is Election (and I hope to play a major role here in the Southland), the Valley will be much more active!  Stay tuned.

And now, my favorite Gothy Muse (for 2011) is:

Kat Von D

Please visit her shop in Hollywood and her gallery, Wonderland, next door.  Her stores are up La Brea, not too far from where I am couch surfing -- do you think I should get a tattoo?

Please hit the Tip jar (or Amazon Wishlist).

Thank you.   Enjoy the pictures.

Kat Von D in Inked

Kat Von D, in her Sephora Ad

/\ Publicity Shot for LA Ink /\

Lost in thought

Thank you! And don't forget to hit the Tip Jar (or Amazon Wish list!)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What the Democrats Forgot, Republicans Learned

(or why the Democrats will never regain the New Deal Coalition ever again)

What Modern Democrats never say
I touched on this issue a few months back.  But, this article highlights something I've been saying:

It doesn't matter about the Republican nominee this minute, just the fact that the Democrats will not retain Congress longer then half a decade.  The "Boston-Austin," connection is gone. Democrats had a 40 year Majority that ended in 1994 and they are still whinging about it.

The Modern Democrats are like Al Bundy, "I scored FOUR TOUCHDOWNS IN A SINGLE GAME for Polk High!!" 

The Democrats USED to be supportive of Free Speech. Not anymore.  The Democrats USED to support Democracy Overseas.  Tell that to the Bush fils Administration.  The Democrats USED to be a "Party of the people," but now they look down upon Wal-mart shoppers and women who rose from PTA  to Governors. (Such as this Blogger)

Unfortunately, with the advent of the Inter tubes, people can see the actions belie the rhetoric (click all the links in the above paragraph, my point is more then proven).

If the Occupy Movement was really about the "people," (I listen to KPFK talk about how they are from "the people," too. Ha!), they would give up their tents, their human microphones (what a way to lose your humanity!) and their tinkle fingers.  But they won't.  (Look at Occupy LA)

If the Occupy Movement was truly serious, it would come up with solutions other then "We hate Capitalism and banks!"  

When the tea party happened, the Left called us all sorts of names and accused everyone involved of anything and everything.  It turned out the tea party waved American Flags high and loved America whomever was in charge.  The anti-war protesters HATED Bush and were shown how hypocritical they are over Libya (Rush to war with NO Congressional authorization. Hypocrites).

Here is picture perfect example of the difference between the two groups and why the new Deal Coalition is flagging:

So, the Democrats attack the older voters, the blue class voters and some of us pale folk.  Fine.

All three of these groups vote in most every election.  The Democrats used to be a "Party of the people,"  The last time the Democrats ran a non-Ivy league for POTUS was 1965.  The last time the Republicans ran a non-Ivy league was 1984.  Think on that, my Democratic friends.  And if Palin decides to get in late and wins, she will be the first non-Ivy since 1984. 

The new Deal Coalition created by FDR was about helping every man, woman and child rise.  Truman, JFK and LBJ subscribed to that theory.  The New Deal Coalition were proud to be American no matter who was in office (yes, the Democrats had the run of Washington, but there was President Eisenhower and Democrats even stood with Ike during the Cold war -- as Republicans did with low polling Truman.) 

Contrary to American myth, the Democrats forgot about "the people," and Republicans aren't really about the ultra rich (look at the voting records of Beverly Hills and Malibu and tell me that the GOP is supported by the Rich.  I dare you)

Most of the Democratic legislators are as old as the New Deal, whereas within the GOP, young activists rise faster. 

When Republicans talk about "the people," we respect them.  No matter what.  If the voters vote against us, we don't whing about (see 1960, 1964), we prepare for the next election. 

The thing every campaigner should know for 2012: Republicans trust the people, Democrats look down upon them.  See 1984 and 1965 for precedent.

My question: Why did the Democrats give up on "the people?"  And why does Occupy care more about tents then putting people to work?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Doctor Who -- The Key to Time

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.  I hope you spent time with your family and friends to enjoy the evening.  And finally, I hope you were able to survive "Black Friday,"

I don't partake the "Black Friday," thing.  I used to work on a register at a Toy Store in New Jersey.  I've seen the craziness and chaos.  So, whomever I marry and when I have kids, "Black Friday," I will ask to be Verboten.

There is Amazon.

And now, the WHOLE Key to Time Series.  Relax and enjoy!

The Ribos Operation

The Pirate Planet

The Stones of Blood

Androids of Tara

The Power of Kroll

The Armageddon Factor

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011: History, Charity and Humor

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you are in the Valley looking for Political wisdom, first I want to say, Thank you.  

And secondly, I'm bringing up the Valley's Charities for the end of the year (Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas).

Let me show you the History of Thanksgiving:

First Thanksgiving at Plymouth by Jennie Brownscombe (1914) 
"In early autumn of 1621, the 53 surviving Pilgrims celebrated their successful harvest, as was the English custom.  During this time, "many of the Indians coming... amongst the rest their great king Massasoit, with some ninety men...
"The Pilgrims did not call this harvest festival a "Thanksgiving,"  although they did give thanks to God.  To them, a Day of Thanksgiving was purely religious.  The first recorded religious Day of Thanksgiving was held in 1623 in response to a providential rainfall.

"The religious day of thanksgiving and the harvest festival evolved into a single event: a yearly Thanksgiving, proclaimed by individual governors for a Thursday in November.  The custom of an annual Thanksgiving celebrating abundance and family spread across America.

"Some presidents proclaimed Thanksgivings, others did not.  Abraham Lincoln began the tradition of an annual national Thanksgiving in 1863.

"Thanksgiving is an enduring symbol from which millions of immigrants have learned "Americanism."  While not all Native Peoples celebrate the day, the story of the Pilgrims and Wampanoag sharing a harvest celebration remains an inspiration to many".

President George W. Bush, pardoning "Stars and Stripes,"

I also mentioned Charities; 

New Charity for the Valley is RAINN to help abused women and children. Please donate.

Freedom House, a charity where they are working on helping people become free around the world; Please Donate

And the last Charity is Fisher House, a place for families of Veterans to stay while their child or significant other heals.  Please Donate.

And I mentioned some humor for today.  Enjoy this skit:

Here is the history of the sketch.  

Have a good Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

How to Vote (And why the GOP Should Defend the Electoral College)

As we inch closer to the Primaries and Election Day, sometimes the basics must be re-introduced.

So, those who are not involved in Politics day-to-day, this half of the post is for you.

Learn it. Know it. Live it.

1) Register with your local Politico  (or your favorite Politico Goth) -- they will move the paperwork as soon as you sign up.  Look for Honest Brokers among the Partisans; There are more "Honest Brokers," in the Right then the Left.  We on the Right might not agree with your Party Designation, but we'll support you're Right to vote as you please.

The best Politicos will Lobby you for their Party Designation and then accept your decision.  (Most Partisan and Bloggers on the Left, don't) 

2)  Confirm with your Secretary of State (no, not the Foreign Policy cabinet, but the folks people who help determine the Votes in your state) that you are Registered.  Give it one month after your Politico mails your Registration. Stay in touch with your Politico.  You can learn from each other.

3) Election Day -- Bring your ID and then, VOTE!  Why the ID? If you never heard of Zombie Voters of Chicago or Identity theft, then ignore it.

However, I cannot go into clubs without ID; I can't use my Debit (or credit) card without ID, so why should voting be exempt?

4) Go home and watch the returns! (Or find your Politico Goth friend and find an Election night party to enjoy)

See how easy it is?

Anyone campaigning against Voter ID's are perfectly fine if your identity is borrowed.  If borrowing identity is bad for Credit reasons, why not for Voting reasons?

Now, we come to the Advanced class, those who don't do Politics full time are excused.

American Electoral College 2012 - 2020

Here is where I introduce my mentor, Shawn Steel's group: Save Our Electoral College!

There was a reason that the Founding fathers created the Electoral College.  The Occupy Wall Street were mobs of Jacobin's.  If they had the guillotine, I'm sure it would have been very busy over the past two months.

To quote Men in Black: A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. 

Yet, I still trust the people when they vote, Democrats, less so.  I like people, and that's another reason why I am in politics.  If you go around hating on people and hating everything, stay out of Politics, you will have a third heart attack or be a crazy shooter.

Can I get a "Hell NO!" (Hell NO!) (Thank you, Speaker Boehner.)

Now then, why should we partisans, Polticos and Bloggers defend the Electoral College?

Think of Zombie Voters in Chicago or during the Washington Governors race of 2004 or the Minnesota Senate race of 2008.  Zombie Voters exist in cities and can overwhelm the popular vote within a state, and the GOP wants to agree with this?

I'm a Goth; I know about Zombies :} 

Every member of the CRP Platform Committee -- every State in the Union that is building their platform for 2012, and of course, the 2012 Platform being written for Tampa should add these words:

"The Republican Party will stand for, and protect, the Right of each State in the Union to be Represented as the Founders decided, by the Electoral College. The Democrats seek to change the Electoral Rules when they lose, we who are in the GOP trust the Rules as the Founders made.And unlike the Democrats, we also trust the voters."

If we go to the NPV system, Zombie Voters will control the cities and (especially in places without Voter ID's) and the GOP will be shut out of the White House (rather then every few years when the tide changes, no this will be a permanent thing).

So, to my Bloggers, partisans and politicos, please support Save Our Electoral College and promote it in your state!

My question: Why don't the Democrats want Voter Id's and the Electoral College? Why change the rules?

Weekend Movie Night -- The Thirteenth Floor

Before we go back to Doctor Who (next weekend), one more movie to enjoy!

While I am building a couple of things; Practicing a speech for January 2012, and trying to get a Delegate/Blogger position for the Tampa 2012 Convention and still find a beautiful Gothy Muse to dance with [whew!]; I offer a movie night.

I will be posting this week as well.

1) How to Vote (High School and Electoral College Edition)
2) Why the Tea Party will outlast Occupy Wall Street
2A) Possibly comparing Occupy Wall Street to some Roman Republic History -- stay tuned, maybe December for this
3) Foreign Policy and Obama: Obama wins, but in a Charlie Sheen kind of way. 

Ok, enough with me yapping, enjoy this surreal movie!

And now, the Thirteenth Floor!

From Crackle: The Thirteenth Floor

Friday, November 18, 2011

"Commerce, Democracy and Rock & Roll!"

I live in LA. Heck, I love LA!

This is the Land of the Hollywood Pitch. There are booksclasses and "days," where you can learn how to use (and also put into use) "The Hollywood Pitch,"

And what is the Hollywood Pitch?

An idea composed of 25 words or less.  Watch below:

The Player (1992), Part 1

The Player (1992), Part 2

As Election 2012 comes ever closer (step by step, inch by inch...), we who are Activists, Bloggers and Politicos should learn to sell the Country, the "Hollywood Pitch," of our views.

Next year will be a two front war, against both Democrats and Media.  While the Democrats and media might be filled with the intellectuals, the Right is the Party of the Car Salesmen.

Very few Intellectuals can sell their ideas, but we on the Right have an easier time.

Except during Elections we must remember to not only sell our candidates (from POTUS to City Council), but our ideas.  This post is not so much for Candidates as it is for their Staff and volunteers.

Ready? Let's Pitch!

Look at the title of this post: Commerce, Democracy and Rock & Roll -- We on the Right stand for all three.

When you make phone calls and knock on doors to people who are "on the fence," when it comes to Candidates and Parties.

Why Commerce?

Unlike the Left who have a large distrust of the Private sector, we believe in Commerce of all sorts makes Peace.  Two people doing business together don't fight unless one Reneges.  (That's why Lawyers were invented)  When you support a Local Conservative candidate, they in turn support Local Business' and make it easier for them to operate.

Don't believe me? Look at these two charts:

Now we move onto Democracy:
Back in my formative youth, both parties agreed to this dictum: Politics stops at the Waters edge.

First Speaker Wright (D-TX) broke that rule (read about it in The Ambition and the Power) then the protests began over Gulf War I.  

Twelve years later, Bush fils spent Political Capitol to bring Democracy to the Middle East, starting in Iraq.  Where were the Democrats? Out washing their tights! Or protesting again, saying that Dictators are fine to work with.  

When it comes to Foreign Policy, Democrats and their supporters make their decision depending on who is in the White House.  Rush to war? When President Obama went into Libya, he neither got Congressional Authorization or went to the UN.  Where was Code Pink?  Quiet as a lamb.

The Republican Party was founded on expanding the Democracy franchise.  The Confederate States of America were defeated in that purpose (with protests and non-support by, you guessed it, the Democrats).  Every time a Republican is in power, the franchise grows.  African-Americans, women and other nations (excepting FDR, Truman, JFK and LBJ who followed Lincoln's lead -- Democrats since Carter gave up on that belief).

When a Republican votes, we accept that vote no matter where it comes from.  If we lose, we don't blame the voters -- Democrats do.  

Thus, we on the Right support Democracy.

Finally, Rock and roll!

When you have Commerce, you have bands trying to get better to get the best equipment (say, Gibson guitars) by being better musicians, and under Democracy, teenagers need not rebel against a dictator but against their parents.  

And the first thing any teenager wants to do is start a Rock band, not set off bombs.  

And now, a little rock and roll:

My question: What is your Political Philosophy in a Hollywood Pitch? 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Romney, Meg Whitman and the "Local Yokels"

When I lived in New Jersey (briefly), I contacted the New Jersey Republican Party.  This was in the early 90's.  At the time, former President Nixon was still alive and living in the Garden State.

I asked: "Does President Nixon ever involve himself in New Jersey politics?"

The answer cracked my late father up for years.

On the phone, the lady from the New Jersey Republican Party said: He doesn't deal with us Local Yokels.

The Original "Local Yokels," -- The Dukes of Hazzard

As we get close to the beginning of Presidential primary season (and Primaries for all other positions for 2012), let me step in and say Romney will be not be helpful to any 2012 Candidate below Senator.  Hence, us Local Yokels.

I always say "History is Precedence," And we Local Yokels in the Southland need only to look to Election 2010 to see how Romney (Meg Whitman's ally and someone who works with her former staff) will screw the rest of the Local Republicans.  From New Jersey to California, and everywhere in between. 

Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up. 

After the Governator debacle, Meg Whitman bought up the Primary.  

Her staff never visited Los Angeles until ONE MONTH before the Primary.  And to throw ignorance upon stupidity (with lots of Money as well), Meg Whitman never made it any of the local meetings in the basin. Not the SFVRC; Not the Westside GOP; and even more important, Whitman never showed up to RPLAC.  You can thank Maya Buki, who was in charge of LA basin for that quick thinking (who now works with Romney in Massachusetts)

When I was at the 30th CD Primary party with Ari David, there were multiple groans among the multiple communicators who were there.  Whitman could buy a Primary, but she had never won an election.  

It was during this time that I was promoting the Southland Fundraiser.  Following Sun Tzu's dictum of Regular and Irregular forces, I was planning on bringing New Media to work with our "Local Yokel," candidates to help flip the basin in a Tidal year.  (If I work for the California Republican party, I hope to promote the Southland Fundraiser once more and use it every two years)

The Whitman people (as the Romney people) think they are the smartest people in the room.  There is a story from my Sue Abato (Marcia Tookey Golden Bear winner) on how the Whitman staff thought they knew more then the Woman's Federated here in LA.  I laughed myself silly thinking about that scene. Locals beating the slickster again.  

During Election 2010, our local candidates could have used some funds (as did RPLAC and all of our Assembly District Committees). 

Whitman wanted to win, but she did not care if any other Republican would win.  

And that's what you'll get if Romney wins the primaries.  Any "Local" candidate from your part of the country will be abandoned.  All the Political funds will be held onto by Romney only, and like Meg Whitman, they will not share, no matter how close the Election in your area is next year. 

So, Iowa, New Hampshire and North Carolina, I ask you and all of your voters, if you want to win 2012, do NOT support Romney.  Look at how California lost out on the 2010 tide.

Romney, with a touch of Zaphod Beeblebrox
My question: Now that you know what makes Romney's team go, how will you defend your "Local Yokels?"

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday Night Movie Night -- Red Rock West

As I get ready to post this week (and move forward in a couple of places -- more news later on this), I will give a movie night tonight (we will be back to Doctor Who around Thanksgiving).

So, I have to Embargo a lot of news, but I can say this:

Enjoy Red Rock West!

From Crackle: Red Rock West

Friday, November 11, 2011

Remember the Veterans! Veterans day: 11/11/11

Today is 11/11/11 -- not only is the day a Palindrome, but its also Veterans Day.

Veterans day came from Armistice Day, the last day of World War One.

WWI: American Soldiers in the Argonne Forest (FR) (h/t:: Truman Library)

If there are any Veterans in your life and town, find them and Thank them.  Every day.

Monday, November 07, 2011

The Valley Endorses Lynn Haueter for RPLAC Chair

This Thursday, the Voting members of RPLAC (and Alternate Members such as myself) should vote in Lynn Haueter by Acclamation .  And there should be a motion to praise Chairwoman Barnett for the great work she has done.  (again, by acclamation)

Since I was introduced to the Future Chairwoman by my friend (and Marsha Tookey Golden Bear Winner) Susan Abato, I cannot praise Mrs. Haueter enough. 

Out of the 3,143 Counties in these United States, the candidate who wins Los Angeles wins California (and the 55 Electoral votes).  Thanks to these rising leaders (such as Mrs. Haueter), we who are on the Right in the City of Angels are spreading that word. 

And we have a leader who, like her predecessor, wants to shout those words from on high.  Every Republican County Committee that wants to win a longer term majority should start donating money to RPLAC today.

Now, let me introduce the next Chairwoman:

Her first vote was for California Governor Ronald Reagan in 1980 and she has supported every Republican Presidential candidate since. Currently, she serves on the 38th ADC (up in Santa Clarita); the CRP Platform Committee and also the Executive Committee as well. Under the last RPLAC Administration, she was Assistant Treasurer and Intern co-ordinatior.  (very important, she knows about the funds and the youth!).  Also, she serves as Vice Chair for the [Santa Clarita] CRA and the Executive Board of Santa Clarita Republican Woman's Federated. 

She currently serves as District Representative on State Senator Tony Strickland's staff (and her husband is the District Chief of Staff to Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon), thus she has the Established Elected officials in RPLAC's corner.
And let me quote directly from her FB Wall on her goals for RPLAC: 

Each AD should adopt a plan of voter registration based on a two year goal of raising registration in their district. Information on voter registration can be found on the County Registrar Recorder's web site. A suggested increase of at least 3% should be stressed. This can be accomplished by a combination of volunteer efforts and a paid bounty program. AD's should work with volunteer Republican clubs in their respective AD's to assist them in meeting their goal. Clubs can be asked to report their progress at the AD monthly meeting. In turn AD's can develop a spreadsheet showing the progress made and which can be assimilated into a County spreadsheet. To maximize registration the AD's should develop a calendar of events in the district, and work with clubs and volunteers to assure coverage at these events. Starting January 1, 2012 voters will be able to register on line. RPLAC needs to work with the CRP to develop a coordinated strategy for this new process.
Each AD should be encouraged to develop their own fundraising plan. RPLAC needs to secure a Finance Chair with a supporting committee of key donor's and elected leaders. A fundraising goal should be developed with an action plan to achieve it.

RPLAC needs a press operation geared to the local and ethnic press communicating at least once a month then shifting in August 2012 to twice a month. A GOP speaker's bureau and list should be created. (RFW has a tremendous resource of speakers and should be consulted in the development of a list) The list should be provided to all AD's and community groups based on the needs of the group and the policy involved.

RPLAC needs a presence associated with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc, to find volunteers, educate the public and reach the all important youth voter. A policy for how we use these new social media outlets needs to be approved ASAP and immediately implemented.

While this is the responsibility of each AD, RPLAC needs to monitor and receive reports and assist where necessary each AD in their efforts. AD's should provide, as part of their monthly report, the number of precincts in their district, how many precinct captains they have and a spreadsheet detailing their progress.

This committee shall be tasked with developing a needs assessment for County HQ's, number and location, as well as working with existing HQ's maintained by AD's. This committee can assist AD's in ways to secure a HQ's and the proper ways in which to operate a HQ's

AD's should develop an ethnic makeup of their district. The Registrar Recorder has an ethnic breakdown of each AD on their website. Los Angeles County has dozens of ethnic groups, from Chinese to Persian. We should concentrate on the largest and most geographically defined of these groups.

Once a county and individual AD ethnic surveys are completed each AD should appoint one person, either a committee member or leading activist to head up their outreach program. This will be another county meeting report item.

Using the Chinese community as an example, here are some suggested areas of approach:

Churches or Temples
Chinese Chamber of Commerce and localized business groups
Providing speakers to Chinese schools.
Attending and supporting Chinese social and cultural events
Surveying the public policy needs of the community
Holding Townhall forums to listen to the community
Talking with the Chinese press

In LA County, success means being part of these communities, not outsiders looking in.


Good targets. Good goals.  

And Future RPLAC Chairman Hueter's favorite political quote:

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

"When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it".
~Adrian Rodgers

The Valley endorses Lynn Haueter for RPLAC Chair. 


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