Monday, April 29, 2013

5 Living Presidents (and others)

I might be a full blooded partisan, but I call myself a quiet patriot. 

If you are involved in the day to day of Politics (understanding its pragmatics, not just playing the ideology game), then I salute you.

Next to Halloween (the Goth in me), July 4th is my favorite holiday (And in the Jewish realm, I love Passover!). 

When I was growing up in the 70's, the mantra was "Change the system from the inside,"  That's what I do. 

Protests and causing scenes work in a limited sense, but Politics has its own protocols that last all the way back from when the First Caveman went up the hill and looked over his Tribesmen and said "Follow me!" 

In America, the greatest respect we can give an elected official is make them President.  The Greatest respect I can give is to say, "G-d bless these Gentlemen! And G-d Bless America!"

At the George W. Bush Library

LBJ and Nixon visiting Governor Reagan

Four Presidents (Future and past) at Speaker Rayburn's Funeral


Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Democrats Memes Still Lay On Boyleston Street

When you follow the news, sometimes its the unexpected that sucks the air out of a room.

At the end of the Boston Marathon, a few Democratic Memes seemed to have fallen, making President Obama second term slowly inching towards a Nixonian (or President Carter) morass.

The Culture Changes, so does the Meme.
 Here are the Democratic Memes that changed After Boston:

A) Before Boston....Benghazi means nothing; The War on Terror is Over
After Boston....The Brothers went after America because of the continuing wars;

B) Before Boston...the new Immigration bill will make things better,
After Boston...If we brought the bombers in under the same circumstance, how many others will do the same? The Immigration Bill now comes to a halt;

C) Before Boston...the Gun issue was the Main issue of the Obama Administration;
After Boston....the Senate couldn't pass a Bill with the President's support.

But there are some lingering questions:

Did the President read his PDB before the Boston Bombing? 

The Democrats never stood by President George W. Bush during the Iraq re-building, hence the doubt over President Obma's foreign policy meme;

Have the Democrats ever thought of the consequences of some issues (and tactics) they use? 

And finally,

After its proven the Memes are false, why do they continue to ride with it? 

My question: Why should anyone trust the Democrats Propaganda?

2:41AM (Note: Links added later today)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

After This Week, Something Light to Start The Weekend

Kudos to the Boston PD tonight.

Prayers for West, Texas.

After this week of Drama and attacks, I am putting up a little humor, cause dammit, I think we all need a break.

So, hold your families and lovers close, and enjoy the Spring weekend.

I will get serious on Sunday.

Enjoy the laughs:

Duck Amuck

Rabbit Rampage

Beverly Hills Ninja -- So bad its Good!

Laugh, because we all need it.

See you on Sunday! 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

How President Obama Lost the Game of Thrones

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Yes, I'm addicted to the show Game of Thrones. No, I haven't read the books yet. (I am reading The Grid by Phillip Kerr then the Alan Dean Foster books of the Alien Series)

The best Presidents and Leaders of Congress understand "how the game is played,"  Unfortunately, President Obama is not one of them. 

I'm sure he's a nice guy, but the Game of Thrones is not about the Battle, but about the Governance. And if he couldn't get a "Gun Rights," bill passed, its not the GOP's fault -- the Democrats have to look into thine own eyes here.  

By the way, the world does not run by polls but by Leadership.  Polls were useless in the Presidential Elections of 2004 and 2012, so I tend to tune them out. 

The vote on the Amendment (not a Bill) was 54-46. 

The baseline for the vote, starts, not with the NRA, but with a few lines in the Bill of Rights:

Amendment II
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The Bold is where the debate is.  We have a well-regulated militia known as the US Military (Thanks to all who serve!). But when it comes to Residential and commercial owners of guns, in the end, I'm a city kid. 

My views are pretty simple when it comes to persons owning (legal) guns:

1) No domestic violence or felonies in your background;
2) No violent type of Mental health (schizophrenia and my bi-polar fit into this category); and
3) There are places where the light of civilization does not shine.  People should be safe in their homes before police arrive.  In the cities, they move quicker.

Here are the reasons President Obama failed: (A hint, look at one post on the sidebar-->) 

1) President Obama is still unskilled at coalition building.  To win, sometimes you must let the opposition "save face," To President Obama, that was not good enough. Hence, the loss of the Amendment;

2) Policy is about give and take behind closed doors.  Was President Obama going to offer something on the Budget or Sequestration side to help pass this bill? NO. He doesn't know how to negotiate.

3) That act with Progress Kentucky and Senator McConnell: Do you think he would back President Obama on anything after it was discovered?

3A) The disrespect of not sending anyone to the funeral of the Late PM Thatcher.  Respect for the dead in Politics must go both ways.  President Obama made sure President Chavez (no friend of the Jews) was mourned while Thatcher was ignored. 

It's a question weather President Obama is King Joffrey Baratheon or Lord Stannis Baratheon; In my case, I'd trust a Tyrion Lannister or Bronn to work in the People's House (closed to tours).

My question: After Five years, why can't President Obama and his Partisans remember how they acted during the last Administration and own up to the hard feelings still felt by the Right?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Today, Let's Say A Prayer for Boston

I've been to Beantown a few times.  Great people, great atmosphere (and a town with bars everywhere!).

After today's news about the bombing the Boston Marathon, all I can offer is a prayers and support.

Here is the phone number of the Boston Red Cross if you want to help:


 And here is a song to get Boston back on her feet again:

Tomorrow, I will go partisan again, not today.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekend Movie -- The Towering Inferno (and a Tune)

I am itching to get back to the Blog, so before I do, as a way of thanking everyone who helps and supports the Valley, a movie (and a tune).

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thanks Shawn Steel and Morton Blackwell! The Locals Beat the Establishment Rules.

Valley News Network is still on the air!

 Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush. 

 Please hit the Tip Jar for more news!

First read (if you can -- if not just drop down) Rule 16 from the Republican national Committee:

David vs. Goliath by Osmar Schindler
Rule 16 from the 2012 Republican National Committee:

Election, Selection, Allocation, or Binding of Delegates and Alternate Delegates
(a) Binding and Allocation.
(1) Any statewide presidential preference vote that permits a choice among candidates for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in a primary, caucuses, or a state convention must be used to allocate and bind the state’s delegation to the national convention in either a proportional or winner-take-all manner, except for delegates and alternate delegates who appear on a ballot in a statewide election and are elected directly by primary voters.

(2) For any manner of binding or allocating delegates under these
rules, if a delegate (i) casts a vote for a presidential candidate at the
national convention inconsistent with the delegate’s obligation under state law or state party rule, (ii) nominates or demonstrates support under Rule No. 40
for a presidential candidate other than the one to whom the delegate is bound or allocated under state law or state party rule, or (iii) fails in some other way to carry out the delegate’s affirmative duty under state law or state party rule to cast a vote at the national convention for a particular presidential candidate, the delegate shall be deemed to have concurrently resigned as a delegate and the delegate’s improper vote or nomination shall be null and void.

Thereafter the secretary of the convention shall record the delegate’s vote or
nomination in accordance with the delegate’s obligation under state law or state party rule. This sub section does not apply to delegates who are bound
to a candidate who has withdrawn his or her candidacy, suspended or terminated his or her campaign, or publicly released his or her delegates.

Outside of the legalese, it meant that the winning Presidential nominee (and incumbent, if they win their first term) can pick and choose delegates rather then allow their own states to do so.

A big shout out to Shawn Steel and Morton Blackwell for fighting against these rules. 

The Romney (actually submitted by Ben Ginsberg as proxy) rules tried to take the power away from the State Parties and centralize it in DC.  

There are ways of improving the Republican party -- those will be addressed in a post sometime tomorrow. But State Parties must triumph over National (and sometimes POTUS Consultants).

To be continued....

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Waiting on the New Chair for the Rules Committee

Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush.

Welcome back to the Valley News Network.

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New chairman of Rules: Bruce Ash of AZ!

Vice Chair, Lewis Pope (MD)

Now, recess.

I have to head DTLA for family business. More news later.

RNC Spring Convention in Hollywood: Rules Commiteee

After a bit o'trouble with getting a press pass (but much support to my friends Mike Vallente and Shawn Steel), the RNC Rules committee is going over the current rules.

Remember dear readers, you heard it here first, off the record, on the QT, and very Hush-Hush.

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The Modern Democrats: Following in Watergate's Footsteps

Watch this:

Now read this:

Article 2

Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposed of these agencies.

This conduct has included one or more of the following:

2. He directing or authorizing such agencies or personnel to conduct or continue electronic surveillance or other investigations for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; he did direct, authorize, or permit the use of information obtained thereby for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; and he did direct the concealment of certain records made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of electronic surveillance.

(Nixon Impeachment Articles)
[All 21 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted for Article 2, section 2 in 1974]

Yesterday, David Corn thought it was fine to release a private conversation within Senator McConnell's campaign office. 

Hmmm....I also remember this illegal taping in the 90's of Speaker Gingrich.  Because it benefited the Democrats, no one said it was wrong. (That requires....principles).

It seems that modern Democrats like secret wars and enemies lists. The only Lefty Blogger who got it was Steve M. and I quote:

But McConnell -- until now a hack with a 36% approval rating in his very red state -- now gets to be what he hasn't managed to be, given that he's an Establishment figure in a tea-besotted party: he gets to be a martyr/hero, a victim of evil liberalism. That's catnip to GOP voters.

And let's not forget going after Senator McConnell's wife either.  When I was a Democrat, that was an Event Horizon.  Since the Impeachment of Nixon, everything about the GOP members (family, backgrounds, for any further example, look at the misogyny shown at Palin, Sarah) is fair game.

I wonder why Mother Jones did not look at Kentucky's wiretapping laws:

Definition.The following definition applies in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: "Eavesdrop" means to overhear, record, amplify or transmit any part of a wire or oral communication of others without the consent of at least one (1) party thereto by means of any electronic, mechanical or other device.
Effective:January 1, 1975
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch.406, sec. 226, effective January 1, 1975.

Oh, and its a felony to do this. 

It's safe to say that the Democrats have gone full [Richard] Nixon in the new Millennium.

My question: Why are the Democrats hypocrites on Wiretapping? 

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The RNC Spring Convention is in Hollywood and the Valley needs YOU!

Guess who is re-activating the Valley News network?

The Republican National Committee is coming to town and I will be there to help, watch and record (and interview) different members during this Spring Meeting.  And the Spring meeting is only blocks away from Bar Sinister. 

The Rules that the Romney people made at the Republican Convention last year? They are under fire.  It is time for the Local Activists to take back the RNC.

Go local Parties!

To do this, I need to raise a little bit of funds for lunch (maybe dinner) and parking (It's Hollywood, no cheap or easy parking in the area. I had the tickets to prove it) only (its local, no need to stay at the Hotel). 

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Monday, April 08, 2013

G-dspeed PM Thatcher

Earlier today, a Giant in World Politics passed away. 

PM Thatcher, like PM Meir, were the first women to run Western Countries. 

I won't discuss the actions of some today, but I will say that I speak no ill of the Political Dead, even if i disagree with their policies.  

Now, some words from a very great Prime Minister who foresaw the problem of the EU, State Unions and Communism.

Thatcher on EU

 G-dspeed to one of the Last Giants in Politics.

Monday, April 01, 2013

News from the Sepulveda Pass

Because Los Angeles is so big, between the desert in the North, the water to the west and the City to the East, (and Valleys throughout), some stories have a hard time getting through.

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After the Rush Hour, a body found on the Sepulveda Pass outside the tunnel coming South from Ventura Boulevard.  After that, a rumor of police and gang fights further South, close to Mulholland Drive.

And tonight, news of the pass being closed down.


Then why was the National Guard, DHS and the CDC called in?

Dare I use the Z word?

If they are shutting down the pass at midnight, what is next?  I think its time to use the Zombie word. 

Are you ready?

To wit...................


April 2013 Tip Jar and another Gothy Muse

I have been dealing with some side issues out of the Valley, but I think I'm ready to get back.  That tale will be told later this month, a tale of miscommunication and propaganda during the quadrennial year.  If you read the Valley (or friend or family IRL then you should be able to see through it, even as I write it [sometimes]), Real Life does invade the Cyberspace

Apologies and Seppukku on my end.

Now, it is the beginning of the month, so, let me post a picture of another beautiful Gothy Muse, Kat Dennings.

How is she Goth? Before she was famous, she was Gothy in style (and in her Blog).

Here is a tweet that confirms:

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Now, the beautiful and (Jewish) Gothy Kat Dennings (Thus proving I am not the only active Jewish Goth out there....)

Dressed for Dancing in the Dark

At the Thor Premiere
Stunning in a Leopard Dress

Charming in a simple Black dress

Gothy, in a simple T 

Follow her show, 2 Broke Girls

For the lovely Ms. Dennings Twitter Feed, Blog and show.   
OK, I owe much writing for the 1st quarter of this year....

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