3) Election 2012. if Romney wins or loses, the upcoming battle between "Local Yokel" Activists (as is Yours Truly) v. The Sprawl GOP Establishmentarians. Trust me, I want to be a GOP Establishmentarian, but carrying the songs of LA and Siouxsie and the Banshees as I am interviewed. One point though: I always support the "Local Yokels," (especially my LA and CA friends);
4) How to Change Washington, DC: Simple, if you know how (I do!); and
5) October Electoral Map predictions (Post debate) -- why? Because they are fun to ponder.
And it still can, here is some ideas for the national, the other states and the Romney Campaign.
Ready? Let's go!
1) Once you get below the 14, the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valley's are in play. Given the Age of Contraction and the blind eye from City Hall, where does their tax money go? West and Downtown. Out there in the desert of the Antelope, they put it together that Downtown wants their taxes but refuses to give anything in return.
In an Election year, people's feelings get hurt very quickly (mine too!). If I wasn't reading Liberal Blogs and magazines, then I could be accused of being closed minded. In the battle of ideas, it helps to be open minded for all ideas.
We Goths who have made the Club Monte Cristo our home for 7 years (as we heard Malediction goes down, following Ruin) and Club Monte Cristo made money. There are many events that came and went at the Monte Cristo and we Goths showed up, paid for parking, and paid for entry (Many thanks to Leo and everyone who worked the door!) and paid for drinks (even some Wormwood for the brave) and paid for artwork, tarot card readings and just a unique experience at the Monte Cristo.
And one of my favorite events was Vendetta. Swing Goth and Vintage 20's setting that my friends and I spent a little extra to enjoy the setting.
And what is swing Goth? This!
We Goths who hang at the Monte Cristo are loyal to Our DJ's, Xian Vox and Amanda Jones. The music and setting is good. Ask the new groups who are there, will they return if it doesn't remain "a cool club?"
We Goths did not need cool, we were comfortable.
Even within our Group, we had a few fun things to do:
The security kept a tight running ship and even within the Old School Goths, all of us kept on eye out for trouble within the club (except for letting this Evil Politico Blogger inside, they did OK/sarc). No problems, a steady flow of income for the bar, and always people dancing on the floor, why kick out the Goths?
This is my request, and I hope my friends from the club spread this post throughout LA and the Goth community in the US:
Do you want consistent funds? Bring back Ruin and Malediction to the Goths -- we like the place, we take care of it. And even better, we are happy being left alone to dance and party on the rooftop. Not even the LAPD know we are up there. (Why? because we don't make trouble!). To the management of the Monte Cristo: Bring back the Goths. To my friends in the Goth scene: Let's find out how to win it back. To my politico friends: If you can help us, now is the time. :}
Normally, on Saturday Nights, I would be hanging out on the rooftop of the Monte Cristo instead of Blogging at this hour. I miss the Monte Cristo -- it gave me a place to hang out, dance, and sometimes find a quiet place and contemplate the world from the Terrace. Here's hoping Ruin resurrects there soon.
Los Angeles, the way the Future Imagined. Goths rule here.
Before I get really serious and Politically Wonky, here's a tune to enjoy while you read my argument:
1) Social Conservatives [SoCons] -- South-East based (the
Appalachian States as well) whose Right leaning Politics are Moral and
Bible based. Their saving grace are they are believers of Democracy
around the globe as a way of getting to Peace. Also, big supporters of
Israel. However, they are used to slam the other branches by the MSM
and people who don't know the GOP and how it operates;
2) National Security Republicans -- Based in Military areas and
throughout cities in the Blue States. The concept of Wilsonianism (as
the SoCons believe above) as a means of peace. These are supporters of
Israel and other Democracies. They believe the Military can get rid of
dictators and make Democracies as Truman did in Japan and Europe. (Most
are former Democrats switching after 9/11). On domestic issues, see
3) Moderate Republicans -- Based in Big cities and Blue States (like MA and NJ). This is Governor Romney. They don't follow the SoCons, listen to the National Security Republicans and are Social Libertarians;
4) Fiscal Conservatives -- Most of the Republican Party and their cousins, the Tea Party. EVERYWHERE within the GOP.
They (we) don't want to END Government, they (we) want a Government
that is not overly AGGRESSIVE (i.e. see smoking laws in bars or Taxamaggedon);
5) Social Libertarians -- A kissing cousin of Libertarianism
itself. These supporters are also found in Blue States. This is one of
the few issues I fight within the Party (Goths, I can use the backup
here). Paulbots are not Libertarians, but will only accept Paul (pere
or fils) in the Executive Branch. SoCons need to know that we exist.
What Social Libertarians (and Goths) believe is something simple:
As the Government should not have carte blanche with your wallet
(Fiscal Cons), neither should the Government decide your lifestyle if
everyone is adult and consenting. Here is where my Gothy friends fit in.
My fight, within the GOP, is dealing with PaulBots whose concept of freedom is ONLY voting for Rep. Ron Paul and his scion, Rand (and are very boring debaters) and with the SoCons who would limit what we do (and how some of us Goths live).
II) Why I Love the Goths (especially the Gothy Muses like Charly, Violet, Neko, etc)
Why do I enjoy hanging out among the Goth scene?
I have had some of the most intelligent and funniest conversations on the Terrace of the Monte Cristo. And which is why, with only rumors and half-notes, a lot of my Gothy friends ran around saying "Rep. Paul Ryan is a SoCon!" He isn't. I said that here many times.
Here in LA (RPLAC) and California (CRP), we on the Right don't want to rule your life as the Democrats do today.
(Want to know why Ruin cannot stay open past 2 AM? Ask the all Democrat LA City Council! Why can't you smoke or drink at your leisure? Again, look Left! want to know why Gang Crime still owns one-third of LA? Same people,)
In Los Angeles and California, we want you to earn enough money to invest and spend. We don't care how you live your life (Most RPLAC and CRP members voted No on 8, remember Obama won CA. so enough votes came from the D's camp to shut it down) -- just be a Consenting Adult in what you do.
Heck, Romney is a Moderate. The reason I shifted Right is because the Right believes you should have more of your own money, not the State (not just CA and LA, but Federal too!); If we in RPLAC win LA (a County bigger then most States) with Goths are our backup, then the LA Goths have earned a seat at the Governing table.
That's how it works.
Win locally, change the National scene.
If you hear anything about any Republican, ask me. I can tell you where they come from and where their bread is buttered (Even if I have to research first.)
My Gothy friends, I'm not asking you to change in this cycle (but it would help) but help me and Political tribe change the City and then the Country. It's that simple.
If you want good candidates to look at today, let me name a few:
When the GOP talks about Tax Cuts and Trickle Down economics, its worth noting that "Poor people cannot hire," If the American economy is shaky (due to the factors mentioned above), maybe the Government throwing money at it does not work.
We've given the Government Four years to make things better. It hasn't worked. Again, see the factors above.
I'm Snake Plisskin I'm here to free you from The Narrative.
When you figure out "the Code," of your opponents (i.e. the Democrats and the Media), it becomes easy to strategize the next moves. (It also helps being a former Democrat)
Here are the past Tarkin Doctrine's that the Democrats/Media use against the GOP (all our branches): 1) "The voters are confused when they vote for the Right," 2) "All Conservatives/Tea partiers are Crazy/Evil/Stupid," 3) "All Conservative/Republican/Tea Party Women are Nuts or Sluts," 4) "The Conservatives/Tea Partiers/Republicans are racists/Misogynists/etc. et. al" 5) "No matter the crime or problems under a Democratic Official, the GOP is always more Evil,"
And now we add a few more: 6) "All Republicans Lie!" (used by the Media in Fall Election 2012) 7) "All Republicans are Social Conservatives (even when they're not),"
After this Election Cycle, here is what we Activists and Future candidates (and Presidents) must do with the Post-Obama media. We are now crossing the bridge, watch out for land mines!
I. Republican and Tea Party Organizations and the Old Media
If you are from a State or County party or if you are from the Tea Party, follow this advice for the next few cycles (before the Old Line Media catch on)
A) Before any Newspaper, magazine or TV show (non-local) wants to interview you or your group, find out who they are sending, and how they acted during the Obama Administration.
B) There is no reason to go on MSNBC or Pacifica -- they are not swing voters and you end up getting ambushed.
C) Court your local papers but find out where their bread is buttered. (For instance, every GOP activist in LA knows Jonah Lowenfeld of the JJLA works for Rep. Berman) And if their bread is buttered by Democratic activists and fundraisers, counter with your own area's fundraisers.
E) Local Activists and groups know their area better then anyone who is flown in from anywhere else. Once you have the reporter's business card -- find out what they like and recommend some good restaurants and places for their enjoyment.
II. Presidential Candidates, Executive Branch officials, and Federal officials
AA) When a new President takes office, the White House Press Room hires new reporters. Before your Press Secretary gives their FIRST Press conference, ask publicly of each media member, why they helped President Obama when they refused to help President Bush? THIS MUST GO ON CAMERA.
BB) Again, have all high level officials stay away from MSNBC and Pacifica, they won't win over anyone. The three letter networks are fine.
CC) Have Bloggers work in your Press office (i.e. RS McCain and DaTechGuy in a Romney Administration). Why? As above, Bloggers can fight the memes and punch out defenses fast.
DD) If you are running for a Federal position. court your local Right Wing Bloggers. I await Romney's mission to meet with us Southland Bloggers.
EE) Any Media who worked on helping President Obama should not get a Press pass to the White House or any Political Event. Period.
My question: How would you fight a media obsessed with helping Democratic Presidents?
The Doctor: How long would you say we were unconscious for, please? Cleaves: Not long, a minute, two minutes.
The Doctor: I'd hazard we've been out a teensy bit longer. Cleaves: For how long?
The Doctor: An hour. I've seen whole worlds turn inside-out in an hour. A lot can go wrong in an hour.
-- Doctor Who "The Rebel Flesh," season 6
During this time, President Obama and the PM of Israel could not agree to even meet. An American President could not even find the time to meet an American ally. Sign and signals from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue going through the world.
Even though, during the Democratic national Convention, President Obama's foreign policy expertise was promoted, no one of the Left, the Obama campaign (or in the White House) predicted what came next.
While the Media Praetorians attack Romney, the attacks on the Embassies continue. There should be a denouncement at the debates, we'll see.
My question: Why didn't President Obama protect the Embassies on 9/11?
** Back in 1995, I did a Senior Report at American University detailing how Ambassadors are appointed, even when two branches are fighting with each other (I used Watergate, not knowing the branches were ready to fight again). I met a few former Ambassadors and Charge d'affairs -- a few of whom were captured in Tehran 1979. At every Embassy, there are intelligence agents working to keep America safe (and their info goes into the PDB's).
What Governor Romney needs to understand (after this deja vu of 1979 calms down) is "It's STILL the Economy Stupid!" What the Chairman is writing about (and Romney should read) is that, even though he took a Fiscal Conservative as a VP, is that the battleground is the Economy.
To be silent on this is doing a disservice in this Election.
"The idea of (modern) Tax Cuts come from that hard core Conservative President, JFK.
It worked in his time, then his predecessor added The Great Society to
the budget (the budget process was reformed on the Hill under Nixon) and
the Vietnam War, and welcome to Inflation and Stagflation. (and multiple Oil shocks like today -- the more things change the more they stay the same)
"The concept of Tax Cuts is that business' will hire and people will invest if the Tax Burden is lifted.
"With Tax Cuts, commerce succeeds and more taxes get paid. Without commerce, no State can survive.
Under the Obama Administration, the State weighs more then private
commerce, so why should Private business' hire with all the regulations
and taxes? "Again, walk down Wilshire Boulevard and tell me high taxes and regulation works well.
"Tax Cuts and Spending Cuts are the carrot and stick approach to keeping Government under control."
Governor Romney should heed the call of Chairman Del Beccaro:
Fight the Economy and the Election on the field of Tax Cuts.
Immigrants arriving, fifteen or twenty thousand in a week,
The carts hauling goods, the manly race of drivers of horses,
the brown-faced sailors,
The summer air, the bright sun shining, and the sailing
The winter snows, the sleigh-bells, the broken ice in the
river, passing along up or down with the flood-tide or
The mechanics of the city, the masters, well-form'd,
beautiful-faced, looking you straight in the eyes,
Trottoirs throng'd, vehicles, Broadway, the women, the
shops and shows,
A million people--manners free and superb--open voices--
hospitality--the most courageous and friendly young
City of hurried and sparkling waters! city of spires and masts!
City nested in bays! my city!
Now, a song about New York City:
And here is the news reports on 9/11:
Here is a documentary that witnesses the first plane hit the WTC:
And here is something else to watch:
And finally, two videos that still make me tear up:
I am behind in my Blogging work -- I know, many apologies. After 9/11, I will finish up on the last day of the DNC. And I will focus on other issues. I was going to spend Saturday in the Valley, but read the story below on why I couldn't get back....
Saturday, my Mom fell down and we had to take her to a hospital which had a CT scan (she is alright, yay!).
While my Mom was waiting to use the CT scanner, there were multiple trauma patients coming in every hour. These trauma patients didn't suffer from a pain in the foot or a headache, most had a GSW or knife wound. And lots and lots of people who tried suicide.
Not a nice place.
Luckily, while I was keeping my Mom's mind active and busy (until I knew what the CT scan said on how bad it was -- again, she's doing OK), we made friends with some of the fine members of the LAPD Newton division.
Here is that area on a crime map:
[Now, cometh the Political Rant:] Check the crime map on all areas that vote Democrat. For a Party that says "They care about the people," it was a Republican Activist asking "How do we make things better?" on a Saturday night. When there is a dearth of ideas (i.e. One Party System), people's lives become expendable. Don't believe me? Go to California General on a Saturday Night and tell me that lives under Democrats are getting better.
[Political rant is over.]
Finally, thanks to all the doctors and nurses who helped my Mom.
It was a long evening/morning -- I'm still trying to catch up.
If this is how "Democrats" care about those worse off, I shudder to see how you would handle the Department of Education(I would make sure the Right Blogosphere shouts very loud should you want to look for a higher job unless this is fixed ASAP).
All my Mom needs is to work year round, have her health care and and a good paycheck. If you need another six figure person, hire my Mom.
Because my Mom is idle, she is having a rough time.