Welcome to the empty head club

Where sanity has been abolished. So add another firecracker to out roars against Trump. Now he is to blame for wildfires in California. When will it end? When will it ever end?

A leftover talent from yesteryear speaks out adding his voice to the anti-Trump sentiment.
Wild fires equal wild talk.

ET “Neil Young Slams Trump After Losing Home To California Wildfire

Neil Young wants action on climate change after losing his home to wildfires in California.

As fires in the state rage on, claiming homes and lives, the Canadian singer has written a post on his website slamming Donald Trump for denying climate science.

Read here: https://etcanada.com/news/385851/neil-young-slams-trump-after-losing-home-to-california-wildfire/

 

[Cue the soundtrack:]
Listen my children and you shall hear
The moronic hubris and the fears,
Of pompous jerks and talking heads.

You may not comprehend, at first,
All it portends for us;
But eventually you’ll see
All that is descent and good they flee.
©2018

Check with my agent, I’m sure someone can put a few chords to that.

Funny they can visualize that but can’t see the swamp gas kicking us in the ass.

A Potpourri of Liberal Hypocrisy

Three things you can always be assured of: death, taxes and liberal hypocrisy. No region on earth is more saturated with it than California — proudly known as the incubator and purveyor of liberal thought.

Since that is an established fact, it would be an overload to list examples. Liberals, i.e. Democrats in lockstep, are demanding San Fran and the sate divest and boycott any construction companies who cooperate on building the wall.(seems even bidding)

It’s okay to discriminate against them — it’s encouraged. But if we threaten to withhold federal funds to sanctuary cities refusing to follow the law, they threaten to sue.

Move along to Maryland, wonderful little Rockville. Here they have a crime where two illegals (undocumented) raped a 14 year old girl in a bathroom in school. One 18 and the other a minor. Outrage erupts from sane people. But Montgomery county is a sanctuary area, so good luck nailing them. How much more should a school be a sanctuary for citizens of a community? But never mind.

In fact, liberals want to declare all Maryland a sanctuary for illegals. They are threatening that any town or county doing otherwise would have its state funding cut.

You see how backwards this all is? It’s completely upside down or reversed. They’ve made official, unlawful resistance to law the new normal. (not the exception) Oops, we’re sorry, there are no exemptions You can’t opt out of it — that would be unlawful.

Another case in the South is in Texas. We all know they take a stand, right? Well, they have Sanctuary Sally, an elected sheriff officially denying her oath and refusing to cooperate with federal law. Even worse, she ran on a platform of defying the law.

Add her to the coalition of Resistance. At least Governor Abbot is trying to resist ol’ Sanctuary Sally. Not so much in Maryland or California. They get rewarded there.

I have a new medical term for this craziness: Sanctuary Psychosis.

Their biggest fear or problem is how to obstruct or avoid the federal law.

Meanwhile, Trump rolled out his second national security executive order that was immediately met with an act of defiance from Hawaii to halt it. Yes, national security is the very last thing government should be concerned with. Preserving lawlessness is a priority.

Let’s go even deeper — not into the abstract but into the liberal hypocrisy epidemic.

Ryan and Trump try to pass the repeal and replace Obamacare plan. Whamo, it meets with stiff resistance. Okay, you might expect as much. But the same problems Obamacare had, has are the same ones they accuse are in this plan. Liberals sent their mutiny of militia to townhalls to protest, claiming they were just like Tea Parties.

As the bill got yanked, when it did not have the votes, liberals ran to the microphones. Nancy Pelosi declared it a huge victory for the people — who have a failed system that is doomed to implosion. That’s a victory. Your skyrocketing premiums and deductibles you can never meet are… “a victory.” Fight to save that.

We’ve now seen hypocrisy on a scale never even imagined before.

N. Korea, Syria and Russia became 5-alarm problems the day Trump took office. Obama hadn’t done a thing but hey, now that they are Trumps’ probs, they are super urgent.

Obama never lifted a finger in office to fix his Obamacare , but now Dems scream it needs to be fixed. Now they say premiums and deductibles are too high, and claim it is Trump’s problem to fix — that he’s responsible for it. Really?(or so they assert)

So we’ve been there, done that and have all the scars to prove it.
Now they tell us how ugly those scars are.

RightRing | Bullright

CA puts on a secession rush, eh?

Okay, one more ridiculous ‘wish it was fake but not’ story. For now….

Canada, do you have any idea what you are asking for?

KIRO 7

After the West Coast overwhelming supported Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president, Canadians are taking to social media to invite Washington, Oregon, and California to join Canada.

Whoop, there it is. Why should Hollywood weirdos have to move if Canada comes to them?

Where would you go?

This Map Proves You Could Be Paying Less In Income Taxes If You Lived Here Instead

Justin Koski — July 18, 2014 | Western Journalism

Do states with higher or lower taxes do better economically?

While everyone has their own opinions on the question, a new study on state economic prosperity and taxation will have some saying, “I told you so.”

Governors of states with high taxes will relentlessly deny their effects on the state, or simply justify them with fairness, necessity or needed to sustain the revenue.

Governors of states with low taxes, use that as a means to attract business. For example, Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas) ran advertisements throughout California just last year in an attempt to sway companies to move to Texas because of their lower taxes.


So which of the two is actually true?

The Mercatus Center, a research center at George Mason University conducted a study to find out just that. Its key findings are:

1-Higher taxes reduce economic growth. A one percent increase in taxes results in a 1.9 percent decrease in growth.
2-Taxes impact where people live. People move to states with lower rates and leave those with higher ones.
3-Income tax progressivity (higher rates as income increases) affects new firm creation.

The key findings illustrate that if a governor wants to bring in more residents, create more jobs and make life better for everyone in it, then instead of increasing the taxes, they need to be dropping them.

If only there was a way we could get this into the hands of Congress and see if they could apply these new findings to the whole country…

Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/new-study-liberals-livid-challenges-everything-know-raising-taxes/?utm_source=MailChimp&utm_medium=email&utm_content=featured-stories&utm_campaign=DailyEmail07.18.14

— H/T to Dave

Rialto CA: 1.8 million embezzled school lunches

I know, strange, but the same school district that concocted that Holocaust denial assignment for middle-schoolers has got itself an embezzlement scandal. Rialto California.

An employee raked in or out, as case may be, a whopping 1.8 million dollars from  school lunches over 14 years.   That’s a lot of bananas and yogurt. However, a total of 3.1 million is unaccounted for in an audit.

Or maybe this story is a wormhole to another dimension?

The Sun reports the sordid details here.

The 25-year career, on paper, of Judith Oakes at Rialto Unified

 

(The Sun)Twenty-six years later, prosecutors allege Oakes may have found her job a bit too profitable: An audit by the district accuses her of embezzling $3.1 million in lunch money from district schools over 14 years, stuffing money into her bra and stealing an average of $2,000 a day on three out of every four days she worked over the past four years.On Oct. 8, she was charged with eight counts of embezzlement by a public or private officer and eight counts of a public officer crime. If convicted of all charges, she faces up to 11 years in state prison. The charges focus on $1.8 million she allegedly stole over the past four years.Back in 1987, she was a new Cal State San Bernardino graduate with a bachelor’s degree in finance, “seeking a challenging career opportunity … where my experience and education will be effectively utilized for mutual benefit,” the “Objective” portion of her 1987 resume reads. At the time, she was a three-year employee with the Bank of Redlands (now Community Bank), where she was being trained as a loan officer.

I guess she now has a Masters in ‘high finance’. Okay, so in four months that is around 96,000 dollars, or 288k yr. (on top of her salary and perks) That’s a lot of bra padding. If convicted, she faces up to 11 years in prison. Another strange twist is at the arraignment her attorney put the emphasis on the amount of her bail, compared to other criminals.

KTLA:

Rialto police arrested Oakes on Aug. 7 after she was allegedly recorded on video stuffing cash into her bra. She was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga and released on $50,000 bail on Aug. 8, the same day she resigned her position with the school district.The Rialto Unified School District’s superintendent, Harold L. Cebrun, and his deputy, James Wallace, remain on administrative leave pending an investigation into the matter. Neither is considered a suspect, police said./…

A former Rialto Unified accountant’s bail was increased to $1.8 million — the same amount she is accused of embezzling from the district — at an arraignment in Fontana Superior Court on Wednesday after she pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges.

Judith Oakes, 48, was handcuffed and led out of the courtroom after pleading not guilty to eight counts of embezzlement by public or private officer and eight counts of public officer crime.

“Isn’t it amazing, in San Bernardino, that the bail for taking money can be twice what the bail is for first-degree murder and can be four times what the bail would be set on a man who commits the crime of rape,” Oakes’ attorney, Patrick Milligan, told KTLA. “It’s just amazing to me that in these days when we don’t have any jail space, that we would deem a property crime to have the possibility of creating more danger to the community than those kind of crimes that I just talked to you about.”

Oakes’ family “was crushed — not because they thought she should be released” on her own recognizance but because they “did not get a bail that would allow them to post bail on their child and their mother without breaking the bank of all these people,” Milligan said.

“If she wanted to have bail at $250,000 that’s what she should have stolen,” San Bernardino County Assistant District Attorney Rick Young said in court, the San Bernardino Sun reported.

Although authorities say Oakes is suspected of embezzling $1.8 million over 14 years, an audit conducted by an investigation firm reported that $3.1 million is unaccounted for during that time period. (More)

 

Touche’ to the DA. The family cries hardship and they’re worried about bail? Its hard to get outraged over the bail in such a case. In fact, the original bail of 50,000 seemed more of a drop in the hat. (that’s only about 8 weeks of takes)

The 2nd article seems more concerned on her history and bail decisions than details. I’m trying to understand, it says 3.1 million are missing and they charged her with 1.8 million. Are they going to forget the other 1.3 million? Seems to be more to come on this. Where did she put all the money, in a bank? If not, it raises even more questions.

But in a region where stories have surfaced on some officials or a superintendent legally making half-million dollar salaries, what is 1.8 million or even 3.1 million anyway? That rationale sounds as disturbing as arguments about unreasonable bail. To say nothing about the padded bra. What say you?

RightRing | Bullright

Redwood pouchers

Thieves robbing burl from giant redwoods.

Redwood park closes road to deter burl pouchers

Photo: AP Wildlife biologist Terry Hines standing next to a massive scar on an old growth redwood tree in the Redwood National and State Parks near Klamath, Calif., where poachers have cut off a burl to sell for decorative wood. The park recently took the unusual step of closing at night a 10-mile road through a section of the park to deter thieves

Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.

The practice — known as burl poaching — has become so prevalent along the Northern California coast that Redwood National and State Parks on Saturday started closing the popular Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway at night in a desperate attempt to deter thieves.

More http://www.mail.com/scitech/news/2694202-redwood-park-closes-road-to-deter-burl-poachers.html#.23140-stage-hero1-2

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Update 3/31/14: If you want an in-depth resource on the subject of redwoods in the North region and Tallest tree particulars with great photography, checkout this site. (Oregon area) You will not be disappointed and likely inspired.
http://www.mdvaden.com/grove_of_titans.shtml
Big tip of the hat to Mario.

People willing to sign full amnesty petition for illegals


Americans Sign Petition To Release All Illegal Aliens from Prison & Grant Free U.S. Citizenship

by Tim Brown – Freedom Outpost

Activist Mark Dice hits the streets of California again. This time he’s asking people to sign a petition to release all illegal aliens from prison, regardless of the crimes they’ve committed, and to top it off, grant them free U.S. citizenship. This is more evidence of the dumbing down of our society making us ripe for tyranny.

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/08/mark-dice-americans-sign-petition-to-release-all-illegal-aliens-from-prison-grant-free-u-s-citizenship/#klb2kpgVvez7SOvX.99

And sign they do.