Oct 052017
 

Remember when President Trump said the NFL Owners are afraid of their players? Remember when the media said that comment was a racist dog whistle?

Whoops.

Looks like the NFLPA Union Chief is Saying the same thing.

DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, told ESPN last week that “for the first time, the owners are afraid of the players,” echoing comments made last week by President Donald Trump that were criticized by the league office.

“For the first time, the owners are afraid of the players,” Smith told ESPN’s Outside the Lines during a Friday interview. “The owners are used to being in control—and they aren’t on this. They know it. They hate it.”

This is why making a knee-jerk reaction to PRESIDENT Trump’s comments makes someone look foolish.

Remember Charlottesville? President Trump was savaged as a racist, commentators were on TV crying and the like. The President compared the KKK to Antifa, saying there are good people on both sides. That was enough to cause a meltdown.

It caused people like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney to tweet about ANTIFA being different than the KKK and that ANTIFA were just protesters… or something of the like.

Then there were ANTIFA-Feuled Riots in Boston

Then the truth came out about how Virginia democrat officials enabled ANTIFA to crash the white supremacist march.

Then the government issued warnings about more ANTIFA attacks coming in future months.

Then ANTIFA attempted to take credit in part for the mass shooting in Las Vegas – see the embedded image.

When you have a knee-jerk reaction, typically that knee comes up and hits you in your own chin.

Smart people understand that the racism attack is a tool of the left to attempt to control political debate. It has been so overused that it is losing its meaning or effectiveness.

Oct 032017
 

Christian Republicans in Name Only. We see them all the time. The media is quick, light lightning to pick up on a Republican Scandal, while covering up for Democrats as long as they can. Witness the scant coverage of the Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) trial going on right now as I type this.

You’d think Republicans would react to this and not be as brazen as Democrats in their corruption. Nope.

Worse, since Republicans campaign on Values.. such as family, life, etc. When they are hypocrites, the damage is far worse as it is seized upon in order to advance the democrat’s agenda of societal decay.

It is not the same as when a democrat commits an act of mass murder, leading other democrats to call for gun control. When a CRINO, does what CRINOs do, it tells people that having faith is meaningless.

I am pretty honest and forthright about my sobriety. As I type this post, by the grace of God, I’ve strung together 5,451 days of sobriety. Sometimes, I think about that and the awesome power of God and it gets me to put down the rhetorical flame-thrower to reflect.

It is not a sarcastic endeavor to despair for the future of a nation when it is clear one party is about sex with anything, anywhere at anytime and then enacting policies to add drugs and getting rid of the consequences of said sex from the equation and the party that is supposed to be for chaste, family and values is living their lives in a similar manner. It is actually quite serious, and a matter of life and death.

Remember Mark Foley? lewd texts to underage boys, that caused him to tell the truth about his double-life once they were exposed.

Remember Larry Craig? he of the tapping heels in the bathroom. (I’ll stop there)

Remember John Ensign? The paragon of values who had a long-running lurid affair.

Remember Scott DesJarlais? The congressman was revealed to have encouraged his then girlfriend to have two abortions, and then had 6 affairs on her once they were married.

Remember Roy Ashburn? Another closeted homosexual who went from values champion to political ruin after a DUI on his way home from a Sacramento Gay Bar with a male staffer in the car.

Bob Livingston, Bob Packwood, Ed Shrock, David Vitter, Mark Sanford – all claimed to be “Religious/Christian Conservatives” and all ended up out of office once their double lives were exposed. (Sanford was able to reinvent himself and get back in to Congress after actually showing real contrition)

Meantime the tone-deaf establishment can’t figure out why Christian Conservatives supported the foul mouthed President for office. You can only betray people for so long before they cut bait and vote to burn you down.

I’ve only listed a sampling of the politicians that masqueraded as Christian Republicans in the period of my own political consciousness. Most were completely unrepentant, only showing remorse when caught.

Chad Mayes and Kristen Olsen can’t even say that. If I met them in an AA meeting, I’d tell them both to back their car up to a liquor store and stock up. There is no hope for either one of them given their head space. The key to overcoming any sort of major life issue is to admit you did something wrong, then admit that only a power greater than yourself can save you from yourself. Neither of them are close to that point and as such, they are ticking time bombs.

Kristen’s bombastic arrogance was on display in her resignation. Chad Mayes behavior has been well-chronicled as well. Both have a ton of enablers that helped them believe they were above it all and would make it through with minimal consequence. (see also donors and party insiders) Worse, similar to enablers of an addict/alcoholic, the enabling made them both feel entitled to do what they were doing.

It is clear that the will of God was subordinated to their own self-interests at some point and the insanity grew from there.

Meantime, CRINO’s make real Christian Conservatives look like fools. The public at large look at the situation and say, why should I bother being a Christian or a Republican? I can be a democrat, screw anything I want, smoke dope, rip people off, lie at will and it is all in the party platform! Even if I get caught, we’ll just pass prop 47 and 57 and get out of jail after the fact!

From a spiritual level, the behavior of CRINO’s like Chad Mayes and Kristen Olsen who were out there publicly touting their heritage as Christians for political advantage also tell the public at large that God does not mean anything. How many people will turn their backs on Christ because of the behavior of Chad Mayes and Kristen Olsen?

Now, it makes both of their refusal to show ANY contrition over what they did that much worse. They will both reap the rewards of their action – life is a great equalizer.

As someone whose faith saved my life and as someone who has to fight for my faith sometimes daily it is infuriating when my political leaders betray that faith after claiming it. I was lucky enough that I was 31 years old when I finally decided I didn’t have all my own answers. I was also able to recover myself far from the spotlight. I talk openly about my sobriety, because I am not claiming moral superiority over anyone.

You see, for most on the left, their politics IS their religion. This is why so many of them are freaked out and violent with rage after PRESIDENT Trump won the election. See also ANTIFA and the slew of terrorist acts by extreme leftists.

On the right, as I’ve laid out in this blog, many use faith as a political prop and don’t really mean it. I can’t make either Chad or Kristen acknowledge their own bombastic selfishness. What I can do is ask for other Christian activists to pray for them and for all the people affected by them.  I’ve heard it put, don’t let Christians keep you away from Christ. Those of us that claim Christ have something real to come back no matter the circumstance.

I do believe at some point that Chad and Kristen both had real faith. I know I did when I was a young boy. When my life nearly shattered, the God of my youth became the God of my adulthood. God is as real 5,451 days later, as he was on day 1 and as he was when I was young.

I hope, eventually they find God again and that God breaks through their walls. Until then, I hope they both go somewhere far far away where they can’t hurt anyone else. I hope other Christians in office take careful notes from the litany of political and spiritual wreckage that comes from publicly exposed hypocrisy.

Oct 032017
 

Not to mention that I’d also question the class of it for reasons you will see in a bit.

Public Service Announcement: If you want to donate to a Republican Governor Candidate, you can click here to donate to John Cox.

Mr Cox has also enumerated a specific platform upon which he is running – you can see it for yourself. IT is actually easier to read and shorter in length than the bevy of links that Mr. Allen sent in his fundraising email.

What I know about Mr. Allen? He is a surfer. He is kind of Rico Suave. He obviously needs a new accountant and someone screwed up giving him advice on how to run his campaign.

Somehow the man who would be governor “forgot” to pay $42K in back taxes. While he did self-refer (right before declaring for governor) it makes him look like a surfer dude and not a governor dude.

Dude.

So, like I got this email from some surfer dude inviting me to a soiree and some other dudes house in Santa Ana? And he wants a wad of cash to be there?

But, Like why?

Dude.

There are all these links to newspapers, I mean who reads newspapers anymore? I was like trippin’ out on Tony Hawk’s latest stuff and reading up on the X-Games. Why is this surfer dude trying to be a politician?

Enter your intrepid blogger

Hey Surfer dudes, drop the bong.

Travis Suave thinks you should write him a $1000 check because he posted a list of media stories in his fundraiser invite.

There’s nothing else there.

I am seriously wondering if Travis Allen is thinking twice about his decision to leave AD72, especially now that it is becoming clear that Tyler Diep is a disaster.

In case you are wondering what the rest of the email looks like? I snipped out the RSVP info, because you don’t need it anyway. You can do better things with your hard-earned money like give it to John Cox, take your pet rat to the vet or pay your income taxes on time…

I shrunk the second part to minimize the brain damage it will cause the viewer.

This is what I call a marketing #EPICFAIL. There is no reason why to invest in Travis Allen at all in this email, and my pointing this out is not going to change future emails that much as this pattern has repeated itself.

This looks more like an ego driven move than anything about a serious campaign. Please Travis, just stop now.

Oct 012017
 

I gotta be real with you, I feel some twinges of pity on CAGOP Chairman Jim Brulte. I know he is not an innocent bystander, I mean you don’t get to be CAGOP Chair and Minority Leader in both houses from playing paddycakes.

However, I don’t think he or anyone had a real clue that the shrinking California Republican Permanent Minority was infected with swinger’s syndrome, moral bankruptcy and a complete contempt for the rank-and-file grassroots activists. I don’t think many had a clue about the depth of Chad Mayes malignant narcissism.

This is why when California Governor Candidate John Cox coined the term #CAPANDTRAITORS, it was so real.

In the process of working on the “ouster” Chad Mayes, that turned in to a lateral move within the leadership hierarchy, (In Case you missed it, Mayes is now “Assistant” leader) I learned a lot about the now former CAGOP Vice Chair Kristen Olsen. I had been convinced that she was as intransigent and narcissistic (in the clinical sense of the word, not some politically hyperbolic label) as Chad Mayes. After reading her resignation, I am still convinced of that.

The embedded picture in this post is Ms (technically still Mrs.) Olsen with her boy toy Chad Mayes. These two, who played the Christian Card to create a false image of themselves are talking at an expensive political fundraising event yesterday (9/30/2017) in Del Mar (San Diego County). Del Mar has an extremely expensive resort hotel that is a popular spot for lobbyists, “Third House” donor types, Political Consultants, Pseudo Intellects and Politicians to hob-knob. (some attenders fill multiple categories) Take note of the bottle of wine between them in order to complete the scene.

The Delmar gathering is not illegal. I am not even alleging it is unethical. It was a $1 Million fundraiser for the CAGOP, split 3 ways with the Assembly and Senate sharing in the proceeds under the “one-ask” program that Chad Mayes attempted to kill in his rampage in his final days. In order to be invited, you were required to have given at least 15K to CAGOP’s accounts for legislative races as a member or donor. The event is designed to be a gathering of big donors and big donor members of the legislature in order to generate more support for the Republican Team. There are some legislators that never get invited because they never help raise money for anyone (let alone themselves), still others decline their invitation.

Not Chad Mayes. Not Kristen Olsen. When I heard about this yesterday and saw the photo, I had become convinced that the rumors I had heard about her impending resignation were being proven false. Now that I have seen her resignation, coupled with her appearance at this event (with Chad) was all about her going out on her own terms and flipping the bird to the little people that revolted against her moral bankruptcy and behavior.

Unlike Chad Mayes, who had some significant leverage (namely 6 leadership votes that were going nowhere) and was able to negotiate a sweetheart deal with Current Minority Leader Brian Dahle to get all the best committee assignments and a nice title to assuage his bruised ego over the grassroots revolt against him, Kristen Olsen is gone completely from the CRP. Kristen’s last consequential act as a CRP officer was voting against the CRP’s resolution calling on Chad Mayes to resign as leader, a brazenly unethical act. She should have abstained for an obvious conflict of interest and did not.

Then there is her resignation email. I cut the middle two paragraphs out and pasted them below:

California desperately needs a viable Republican Party, and maintaining the status quo will not get us there. We must be committed to building a bigger tent and articulating an optimistic message that resonates in diverse communities across the state.  Our principles of freedom, opportunity and limited government are timeless. Our challenge is to define and apply them for a changing California.

Given the challenges before the Party, it is essential that we have officers who can fully commit to their volunteer positions. For both personal and professional reasons, I no longer have sufficient time to do so. As a county supervisor, I have been working on important and time-consuming issues. As a single mom, two of my three kids are now teenagers whose busy schedules often conflict with CRP activities. As a consultant, I am growing a new business and must dedicate more time to clients and provide for my family.

Allow me to translate paragraph one. “I slaughtered all the old line conservatives out of the caucus staff, forcing some with 30 years of service out of their jobs so I could bring in left-wing climate change freaks in for policy advisers. I re-made the Assembly Caucus staff in to my own image in order to create a new Republican Party few recognize both because its’ values are not Republican and because my leadership decisions helped people lose their elections”

Allow me to translate paragraph two. “I have more important things to do than deal with the unwashed masses of grassroots activists who object to me sleeping with another woman’s husband. I owe no one an explanation for my personal decisions and am moving on to another self-enriching endeavor”

The timing of the resignation, in my opinion was influenced greatly by a resolution being carried by Arthur Schaper and his merry band of political torch-wielding #MAGA warriors. Actions like these pile up and aggregate.

When Olsen was coming up through the political ranks, she was hard-core pro-life. That amongst a lot of other lifelong moral stances were discarded once she got in to office as her focus became on herself and what was expedient to continue her ascension. Once she had discarded her core values, the next logical step was discarding her values as it relates to her life decisions. The voters of Stanislaus County need to vote her out of office with extreme prejudice, because like Chad Mayes, Ms. Olsen is dangerous to everyone around her as long as her behavior continues the way it is.

Lastly, there were several “Third House” and political insider types that were trying to keep her in place by convincing her that they could raise money and support for her. Their efforts only prolonged the agony. Those of us that want real change in our leaders need to be vigilant and start tracking these people and what they are attempting to do under cover of Darkness. Kristen Olsen only resigned because the real people of the Republican Party finally unified long enough to make the arrogant moneyed elite realize that they were rendered powerless and needed to regroup. (see also things like Arthur Schaper’s resolution as one example of the insurrection)

Congratulations to the grassroots, because unlike the pyrric Chad Mayes victory, the Grassroots were able to win this one decisively.

Bonus: Kristen Olsen was a #nevertrumper and let her true colors show in a recent tweet

Sep 292017
 

I spend an hour or more a day collecting all sorts of news articles, some of which I aggregate in to posts on this blog.

I look at what the Trump Administration is accomplishing and it is astounding.

In the backdrop of this is the attempted assassination of a Member of Congress (which you did not hear much about a few days after it happened), the corruption trial of a Democrat Senator (which would be headline news were it a Republican), and three (!) Major Hurricane Disasters.

What do you hear? Trump is a racist and hair splitting criticism of everything related to disaster #3, because Texas and Florida were handled so well. This what the media is reduced to, trying to create something from nothing. (see also the Russia did it lie investigation)

More frustrating are Republicans like those in California who are rooting for President Trump to fail. Even people in the faith community jumped on the Trump is a racist lie over Charlottesville.

There is something to consider – President Trump will do no worse with minorities. The goal of the media is apparently to try and fracture the President’s base.

President Trump has appointed a slew of Conservative Judges. Some have so deeply disturbed the democrats that they have attacked several nominees for their faith. For the first time in a generation, the Department of Justice has intervened on behalf of Churches and/or Christians targeted by the Social Justice Warrior industry.

The truth of what America thinks comes out in anecdotes. The NFL decided to fight back against President Trump’s criticism of their ill-advised take a knee protests. AS a result, the NFL players doubled down and did it en masse. Almost immediately, the results started pouring in – ticket sales dropped 17.9% almost immediately, almost immediate 10% drop in ratings and so many people cancelling subscriptions to the NFL channel that several cable / satellite providers were allowing unprecedented refunds. National companies have pulled their ads and a host of players have lost endorsement deals.

Yet, we are being told that America is divided.

No – President Trump is the first Republican in anyone’s lifetime that is fighting the culture war. Neither Bush did it. Reagan sorta did it. Ford and Nixon were squishes.

President Trump is the first President since Ronald Reagan that is pushing back against his critics, which explains why the media is in a meltdown.

It is not President Trump’s fault there is a culture war. But he is railed as a racist for fighting it. It is not President Trump’s fault the media have been allowed to be completely one-sided.

I will finish this rant with some thoughts on immigration. Uncontrolled immigration, and I mean specifically, illegal immigration have been changing the demographics of this country. The left have fought to try and separate the immigrants from society in order to control them and keep them voting democrat. It is this nexus that is 100% of the reason why the left will fight with everything they have in order to try and stop any efforts to re-establish strong borders.

During the Obama administration, refugees were largely (as in over half) Muslim. Christians were selected against. Refugees were settled in swing states primarily as well. It is clear that they were being used to achieve a political end.

The democrats have maxed out their race card to the point where they are basically powerless to do anything other than use procedural roadblocks. Already, the border patrol is reporting drops in illegal crossings and the flow of refugees has been cut to a fraction of what it was.

Pay attention to President Trump fighting for Christians, American Citizens and our values. Pay attention to the American Left and their lackeys in the media calling him a racist incessantly.

Apparently, some of my friends in the California Republican Party live in mortal fear of this dynamic. Apparently, 25.6% registration is too high for them.