Monday, February 8, 2016

Yea And Thank You

Sometime over the weekend, the Las Vegas Badger blog got it's 2,500,000th visitor, according to Google.
According to Alexa, I have the 431,307 most popular web site in United states and 4,316,598 in all of the world.  http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lasvegasbadger.blogspot.com
There are almost 1,000,000,000 web sites in the entire world: http://www.internetlivestats.com/total-number-of-websites/
And over 80,000,000 web sites in the United States: https://propelsteps.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/know-total-number-of-websites-country-wise/
And still, no commercials and almost no one knows who I am.
Thank you for all of you that have stopped by.

RIP Rocky Rococo

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For those living in Wisconsin, especially around Madison, you knew about Rocky Rococo's Pizza and seen their great commercials on TV.
Well, the person behind Rocky Rococo died the other day.
From Madison.com:
The co-owners of Rocky Rococo Pizza aren’t sure what they are going to do for their annual Valentine’s Day celebration without the face of their business who combined a white jacket, round-rimmed sunglasses and a fedora with his Italian accent and great wit to become a Madison icon.
Jim Pederson, who sang the blues, rapped out poems and told silly stories as the Rocky Rococo character for TV and radio ads and did countless public appearances and charity work for the company for 40 years, died suddenly Thursday in Madison. He was 68. http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/jim-pederson-the-face-and-personality-of-rocky-rococo-pizza/article_cda897af-2f3c-51d2-935d-85371fab969a.html


Way back when, when Pederson, aka Rocky and Crazy TV Lenny were doing commercials at the same time, Wisconsin/Milwaukee/Madison TV commercials were very interesting and funny.
And, oh by the way, Rocky's is nice and cheesy and greasy.  It's a great pizza.

Dick Cheny's Revenge?

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Which one is Dick Cheney and which one is Bernie Sanders?
Maybe Dick Cheney kidnapped Bernie and is now running for president in his place.
For Cheney haters, some might actually will believe that when Sanders crashes and Berns.

The Real Reason Why Younger Love Bernie Sanders

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I've been listening to all the pundits who say that Bernie Sanders have been getting all kinds of support of young people, ages about 18-30 because he offers all these freebies, because he is a Socialist and that's what they teach in school or a myriad of other reasons.
From my vantage point, it's a lot simpler than that.
Most of Sanders are younger and white.
Well, Bernie is whiter than white.  White skin and white hair.
He looks like a stereotypical kindly grandfather.  Kind of slumped over, white haired, looks kind of benign/vanilla.  His wife can be considered the grandmother type.
Many younger adults probably don't have the grandfatherly type in their family, for various reasons.  Working in a retirement town with a bunch of old geezers (which I will be sooner than later) and no one looks like Bernie.  The geezers want to look younger than they are, look in better shape than they really are and try to act younger, especially with the use of technology.
Hair dye flies off the shelves at the local stores and obviously Bernie doesn't use any.
So, I feel the real reason why the younger non-thinkers like Bernie is because they feel Bernie is a harmless old man who would never harm them.
And they are so mistaken.

Gee, Who Would Have Thought?

And here I thought illegals were not going to be covered by ObamaCare, at least that's what the Democrats said when they passed ObamaCare.
From Fox News: Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News.
The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, “the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or legal presence.”
The review found the credits went to more than 500,000 people – who are illegal immigrants or whose legal status was unclear due to insufficient records. 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confirmed to FoxNews.com on Monday that 471,000 customers with 2015 coverage failed to produce proper documentation on their citizenship or immigration status on time – but stressed that this does not necessarily mean they’re ineligible.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/02/08/senate-report-illegal-immigrants-benefited-from-up-to-750m-in-obamacare-subsidies.html?intcmp=hplnws
But hey, it's only taxpayer money, who really cares?

The War On Christmas Continues

I don't think there is a big war on Christmas, but when you see stories like this, you just have to wonder what some bureaucrat is thinking.
From Fire Rescue 1: An unauthorized billboard with a "Merry Christmas" message has led to the discipline of nearly one-third of a fire department.
Eagle-Gazette reported that 17 firefighters were reprimanded from Lancaster (Ohio) Fire’s Crew 3 and a retired fire captain was banned from city firehouses after posing for a picture on a fire truck on city time during the holidays.
Firefighters paid for the billboard, which was put up Nov. 30, out of their own pockets instead of exchanging gifts last year. A few days later, city prosecutor Randall Ullom said the sign violated city rules and policies. It was removed Dec. 15.
The firefighters also failed to obtain permission from the fire administration to take the picture at the firehouse, according to the report.
"We have to take this seriously," Fire Chief Dave Ward said. "This is the city's money."
The crew received punishments ranging from a written reprimand, up to 48 hours suspension without pay and a 12-month probationary period. One unnamed firefighter said most of the crew admitted they broke city rules when they failed to ask permission, according to the report.
"I think it's a good thing that the city show appreciation to the residents, but in this day in time, we have to make sure everything is done appropriately following our guidelines," Interim Service Safety Direction Paul Martin said.
As a result of the billboard, Chief Ward is moving some of the firefighters out of Crew 3.  http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-chief/articles/58100018-17-firefighters-disciplined-for-posing-on-Christmas-billboard
Well, I am glad that Lancaster, OH. has so few problems that they had to go after 17 firefighters for saying Merry Christmas.
What a bunch of a-holes in the Lancaster OH. administration.  Something tells me that the mayor won't be getting another term in office.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Good

This might shut up thugs who think if a relative is shot and killed by police, they automatically win a few million dollars.
From Fox News: A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.
The highly unusual suit was filed Friday in the middle of the city's effort to grapple with serious questions about the future of its police force. Those questions include the adequacy of its system for investigating police shootings and how to win back public trust after several cases of alleged misconduct. The U.S. Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging civil rights investigation, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel has promised a major overhaul of the Police Department and steps to heal its fraught relationship with black residents.
The timing and unusual nature of the suit by officer Robert Rialmo, who is seeking $10 million in damages, could complicate the department's efforts to demonstrate more sensitivity toward the community in how police shootings are handled. His attorney, Joel Brodsky, said it was important in the charged atmosphere to send a message that police are "not targets for assaults" and "suffer damage like anybody else."  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/02/07/chicago-officer-sues-estate-teen-shot-arguing-incident-caused-him-trauma.html
More cops should be doing this, especially if the thug victim family is about to get an big, undeserved pay day.  Thug families should not be able to collect big pay days, especially if the cops do nothing wrong.

Predictions For The Super Bowl

So, if I was betting on today's Super Bowl, this what I would bet.
Carolina is a 5.5 point favorite.  Money on Carolina.
The over/under is 44.5. I would go with the over.
Cam Newton will win the MVP of the game.
A question: Who or what is Cold Play?  Never heard of them.
Update: And this is why I don't bet on sports.
Denver wins 24-10

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hall Of Famer: Brett Favre

Brett Favre now can sign his autographs "Brett Favre HOF".
From Green Bay Press Gazette: Brett Favre now is officially among the best of the best in NFL history.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee Saturday elected the former Green Bay Packers quarterback among the eight members of the Hall’s class of 2016.
Favre becomes the 24th member of the Packers organization voted into the hall, and the fifth who made it in his first year of eligibility. Overall, he’s the 74th first-ballot Hall of Famer....
Favre made to the Hall of the strength of a resume that includes great team and individual accomplishments and his indispensable role in reviving the Packers’ franchise in the 1990s.
“As a kid all I ever dreamed of was to play pro football, to be Archie Manning or Roger Staubach, that’s all I ever dreamed of,” Favre said after he and the other seven members of this year’s class were introduced on the NFL Honors Show. “I hated Terry Bradshaw, which I told him that. He’s OK now. But that’s all I ever dreamed of. I never dreamed of all the other stuff. It’s been way more than I ever could imagine, so I’m extremely thankful for that.”
Maybe Favre’s greatest feat was his durability while playing the game’s most important position. He holds the NFL record for most consecutive starts at 297 games, a record that might not be broken for decades if ever. He also won three straight NFL most-valuable player awards, which is second most in NFL history, behind only Peyton Manning’s five.
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2016/02/06/brett-favre-enters-hall-fame/79818680/
I think I probably saw 90% of Favre's games and to me, he is probably the best quarterback ever in the NFL and the best thing is Favre s so down to earth.
So, congratulations to Favre and becoming a Hall of Fame member.
Highlights of Super bowl 31 in New Orleans vs New England:

Sad Day In Oregon

From the Daily Astorian, OR.:
Seaside mourned Sgt. Jason Goodding Saturday after the 39-year-old officer was gunned down on Broadway Friday night.
Sgt. Goodding was shot during a warrant arrest and died this morning at Seaside Providence Hospital after an altercation with a man outside the Pig ’N Pancake in downtown on Broadway at 9:20 p.m. Friday night. The restaurant was closed at the time.
“Last night, 39-year-old Jason Goodding, a sergeant in Seaside Police Department and a respected member of the law enforcement community, was shot to death while on duty in Seaside,” Clatsop County District Attorney Joshua Marquis said Saturday morning at a press conference at Seaside City Hall.
He was shot to death by Phillip Ferry, who had a warrant for felony assault.
“At this point it appears from what I can tell that the shooting of Mr. Ferry was justified,” Marquis added.
According to Marquis, when Goodding and his fellow officer attempted to place Ferry under arrest, “he wouldn’t show his hands.”
The other officer, who is not being identified at this time, was not injured. He attempted to use “less lethal force,” Marquis said, and tasered the suspect.
“That seemed to incapacitate Mr. Ferry,” Marquis said. “It didn’t do much more.”
When Ferry went to the ground, Goodding attempted to subdue him. In that process, Ferry produced a weapon and fired once.
“The other officer returned fire three times, striking Mr. Ferry in several places,” Marquis said. “It was clear Sgt. Goodding was gravely injured.”
Responders attempted to provide CPR at the scene. Goodding was taken to Providence Seaside Hospital and pronounced dead at the hospital 40 minutes later.
Mr. Ferry was transferred by ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. Shortly before he got to the hospital his vital signs started crashing. Before he was worked on for 20 or 30 minutes but was pronounced dead by emergency room doctors at Columbia Memorial Hospital.  http://www.dailyastorian.com/Free/20160206/violent-felon-murders-seaside-police-sergeant
Another reason why police officer jobs are so difficult.  they had to arrest some thug they knew was going to be violent.  Instead of letting him go, they tried to arrest the thug and the police officer is killed.
RIP to the officer and prayers for his friends and family and to the department.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thank You President Obama For your Treason

From jsonline, Milwaukee:
Federal prosectors argued at a hearing in November that Gilberto Hernandez-Ordunez should be locked up before trial, noting he faced decades in prison on a cocaine charge and was likely to flee to Mexico because he was in the U.S. illegally.
Federal law presumes someone like Hernandez-Ordunez, who was found with 15 kilograms of cocaine brought to Milwaukee sealed in metal elevator parts, should be locked up.
U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin saw the case differently. He released the 34-year-old on a signature bond with no electronic monitoring, noting he had no criminal history, was employed and had strong family ties to Milwaukee.
Now, U.S. marshals are hunting for Hernandez-Ordunez after he failed to show for court last week and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Duffin did not immediately return a call for comment Friday. Michael Klug, the head of federal probation services in Milwaukee, which assesses flight risk and recommended Hernandez-Ordunez be released, did not immediately provide a comment.
Edward Hunt, Hernandez-Ordunez's attorney, said he had no comment Friday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bridget Domaszek did not return a call for comment.
Hernandez-Ordunez and Alfredo Romo, 47, who also has been in the U.S. illegally, were indicted in December on a charge of possession with intent to deliver five kilograms or more of cocaine.
After the pair were indicted, Hernandez-Ordunez made his first appearance in court with nearly 20 family members there in support.
The pair were due in court Jan. 29. Hernandez-Ordunez was a no-show. Romo, still in custody, was brought to court and indicated he was going to enter a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman, according to court records.
Hernandez-Ordunez was arrested two years ago by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was released but is required to report regularly to ICE, a spokeswoman said in December.
The federal criminal complaint says Hernandez-Ordunez and Romo were involved in a drug-dealing operation that was bringing dozens of kilograms of cocaine into Milwaukee, hidden inside elevator shaft parts and delivered by semitrailer trucks to a warehouse on the city's northwest side.
Each load was 20 to 60 kilograms — or 44 to 130 pounds — of cocaine, sealed in the elevator parts coming from California. It took a metal-cutting torch to get the drugs out. The cocaine was stashed at businesses on the south side and sold.  http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/illegal-immigrant-freed-pending-drug-trial-flees-b99664972z1-367835651.html
This 100% Obama's fault.  The judge was appointed by the judges of the Eastern District of WI., which is split evenly between democrats and Republicans, with the chief judge a Democrat.  The judge was following the policy of the Obama administration.
Just another reason why Obama should be impeached, as he is responsible for this thug's release and crimes.

What Are They Thinking?

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So, why would the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign even think of sending Bill Clinton to Pahump, NV. for a campaign stop on a weekend?
You know, Pahump, home of the brothels, where Lamar Odom was turned into a vegetable by visiting a brothel owned by mega brothel owner, Dennis Hof.
Fromt he Pahrump Valley Times:
Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to appear at an event in Pahrump in support of his wife’s campaign on Saturday, according to a press release.
With two weeks remaining before the Democratic caucus in Nevada, Bill Clinton will make a visit to the most populous area in Nye County.
The former president is scheduled to appear at Manse Elementary School at 4881 N. Lola Lane in Pahrump on Saturday from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
To RSVP for the event, go to hillaryclinton.com/events/view/1613745/.
The visit will come a day after he will be in Las Vegas. At both events, he will state why his wife is the best choice for "shared prosperity for all," the campaign said.  http://pvtimes.com/news/bill-clinton-campaign-pahrump-saturday.html
So, the former/current pervert in chief is staying in Las Vegas or Pahrump over night on a weekend?  What could go wrong? 
Maybe he'll meet up with Johnny Manziel and trade stories.
On the more curious side, Pahrump and Nye County, where Pahrump is located, is one of the most conservative areas in the United States.  There probably many people who think Ted Cruz is too liberal and Cliven Bundy is the perfect candidate for president, so why waste time going after just a few voters?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Another Obama Stupid Idea

From Fox News: President Obama will propose a $10 fee for every barrel of oil to be paid by oil companies in order to fund clean energy transport system, the White House announced Thursday -- although Republicans were quick to declare the plan "dead on arrival" in Congress.
The fee would be phased in over five years and would provide $20 billion per year for traffic reduction, investment in transit systems and other modes of transport such as high-speed rail, the White House said. It would also offer $10 billion to encourage investment in clean transport at the regional level.
Obama is expected to formalize the proposal Tuesday when he releases his final budget request to Congress. However, the proposal immediately faced resistance from Republicans.
"Once again, the president expects hardworking consumers to pay for his out of touch climate agenda,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement, arguing it would lead to higher energy prices and hurt poor Americans.
Ryan went on to describe Obama’s plan as “dead on arrival” in Congress.
“The good news is this plan is little more than an election-year distraction. As this lame-duck president knows, it's dead on arrival in Congress, because House Republicans are committed to affordable American energy and a strong U.S. economy," Ryan said.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/02/04/obama-seeks-10-per-barrel-oil-tax-to-fund-clean-transport.html?intcmp=hpbt3
The fact that Obama says the tax would be paid by oil companies shows he
he fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down.
First, the oil companies would just put the tax back onto the consumer and probably then some.  And it's not a fee, it's a mandatory tax.
Then, apparently doesn't realize that most people, unless their jobs are in the oil sector, enjoy the lower fuel costs.
Just another stupid idea from the land of administration dumbness.

Was There A Question about This?

From Fire Rescue 1: A study released by The Firemen's Association of the State of New York on Tuesday concluded that switching over to all-paid squads would cost $3.1 billion in pay and benefits annually.
Niagara Gazette reported that there is no serious movement to pay all-volunteer squads, but officials with the firefighters’ group said the report illustrates the value of volunteer squads. The report also found that there would only be a one-time cost of $5.9 billion for a statewide switchover.
"While we're talking to people about the value of career service, it's nice to have some empirical data to show that," John D'Alessandro, the group's secretary, said.
There are about 100,000 volunteer firefighters in New York, with about nine out of 10 municipal fire departments being volunteer. There are more than 200 paid fire departments in the state, mostly in big cities like Buffalo and New York Cityhttp://www.firerescue1.com/fire-department-management/articles/56951018-Study-shows-volunteer-firefighters-cost-savings-to-state
While there is obviously a need for career fire departments with full time firefighters,, there is also a big need for volunteer firefighters.
Here in Arizona, there are so few volunteer fire departments, even though there are many communities that certainly can save money.
In Mohave County, we have full time professional fire departments, serving populations of a couple hundred people up to a couple thousand of people.  There is no reason for these communities have to pay for a full time fire dept., where only a couple of people are working a shift and mutual aide is 30 minutes or more away.
Arizona considers itself to be a very conservative state but they certainly don't act like it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lookee Here: Liberals Jack Up Price Of Burning Man

From the Reno Gazette Journal:
Can you believe Burning Man used to be free?
Not anymore. Burning Man ticket prices are here, and Burners will have to dish out extra dollars—some more than others – to attend Burning Man 2016. Tickets will cost between a minimum of $207 apiece and a maximum of $1,308 apiece, including taxes.
Burning Man announced Wednesday evening that tickets would increase in cost due to Nevada’s recently amended live entertainment tax and the increasing cost of operating the annual, weeklong event in Northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. For some it's no big deal, others, a travesty.
Either way, if you want to go, registration for specific sales begins next week.
Without further ado, here’s the quick and dirty rundown:
Seventy-two thousand general admission tickets will cost $424, including Nevada’s 9 percent live entertainment tax ($34) recently amended to include events such as Burning Man. The tax is required by state law to be collected at the time of purchase. Last year, the same tickets cost $390, and no tax was applicable.
  • Six thousand low-income tickets will cost $207, including the tax. Last year, they cost $190, and no tax was applicable.
  • Pre-sale tickets will cost $1,079, including the tax, since Burning Man increased the pre-sale ticket base cost to $990, versus last year’s cost of $800 with no applicable tax.
  • Burning Man also is offering 1,000 “Leonardo da Vinci” tickets that will cost $1,308, including the tax, in which Burning Man will offer a $1,200 ticket that offers no additional perks beyond what is given to the general admission ticketholders. The tickets are a nod to the patrons of the Italian Renaissance who befriended, supported, and celebrated artists since this year’s Burning Man theme is ‘Da Vinci’s Workshop.”
  • Vehicle pass prices also went up, from $50 each last to $80 each this year. Burning Man did not state how many vehicle passes would be available in 2016.   http://www.rgj.com/story/life/arts/burning-man/2016/02/03/burning-man-2016-tickets-cost-more-than-420-up-1300/79801392/
Liberals always bitch about cost of everything.  But when they run the show, hey, costs don't matter.
I wonder what Bernie Sanders thinks of these price gougers?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Oh, Yeah, That's It

This is why liberals and anti-gun nuts just belong in a mental hospital.
From jsonline, Milwaukee: I knew two of the 145 people killed in 2015 in Milwaukee, and like all of the people on the list, their deaths were senseless. One was widely publicized; the other was not....
We know what is contributing to such mayhem: There are more illegal guns on the streets today than ever before. Milwaukee cops are keeping pace with cities such as New York when it comes to confiscating illegal guns.  http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/list-of-the-murdered-hits-too-close-to-home-b99662497z1--367377741.html
Oh, right.
The guns just fire by themselves.
That everyone who fired gun illegally is just as pure as the wind driven snow.
That the cops are criticized at every turn.
The schools in Milwaukee are top notch.
There are no gang problems in Milwaukee.
The illegal drug trade in Milwaukee is completely under control.
The illegal gun just waddles up to a person and shoots the victim.
James Causey is the writer of the article and is a liberal.  Perhaps, that's another problem.
Liberal policies and politicians certainly contribute the murders in Milwaukee and other large liberal cities.

Money Well Spent...Not


Isn't technology wonderful
From the LVRJ:
Valley callers reporting emergencies and expecting immediate help were instead met with delays Tuesday afternoon, when the Metropolitan Police Department communications center first reported it was having issues taking 911 and 311 calls.
The crash started at 3:30 p.m. and lasted at least three hours into the evening, and Metro responded by rerouting emergency calls to Henderson or North Las Vegas dispatch. With a priority on emergencies, Metro also stopped taking nonemergency calls as officers and technicians worked to solve the issue.
"It's all hands on deck," Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said at 5:30 p.m.
But this crash wasn't supposed to happen. Sometime late last year, a new $2.3 million system was installed to prevent such system failures, like the one that happened in June, which lasted six hours and left 400 people who called 911 with a busy signal.
That June crash was one reason the new system's installation was expedited. And thanks to about $500,000 in funding approved by the Clark County Board of Commissioners in July and earmarked for the construction of a new floor at police headquarters to house the new system's conduit lines, it was.
Meltzer couldn't confirm the system's specific completion date Tuesday evening, but did confirm that Metro was operating on the new 911 system when lines crashed that afternoon.
A statement released Tuesday evening said Metro was "diligently working to find this problem and get the system back up and running."  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/metro-911-system-crashes-after-23-million-upgrade-installed-prevent-crashes

I Agree

From Fox News: The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also should have to register for the draft.
The military service leaders repeatedly vowed that they will not lower standards to bring women into the more grueling jobs. But they warned that inherent physical differences and different injury rates between men and women will have an impact on how the integration moves ahead.
The selective service question revealed differences between the military chiefs and their political leaders. Army Gen. Mark Milley and Marine Gen. Robert Neller both flatly said that women should be included in the requirement to register for the selective service at age 18. But Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Army Acting Secretary Patrick Murphy would only say that the issue should be discussed. Political leaders overall have so far been reluctant to endorse the draft requirement.  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/02/02/generals-say-women-should-have-to-register-for-draft.html?intcmp=hpbt3
Hey, since mostly liberal women cry about glass ceilings and equal pay, then they should sign up for the draft and make them fill out the silly paperwork associated with it.
Or maybe better yet, maybe they should just drop the Selective Service program altogether.

If Hillary And Bernie Fail, Looks Who's Left

From Ballotmedia: Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente is a real estate developer and Democratic candidate for the United States presidency in 2016.
On October 1, 2015, De La Fuente entered the presidential race for the Democratic nomination. He said in an interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune, "I could not have done this four years ago and probably not four years from now. The timing is right.”
De La Fuente was born in San Diego, California, in 1954. He studied physics and mathematics at Instituto Patria and business administration and accounting at Anáhuac University and the University of San Diego. After his studies, De La Fuente entered the car dealers industry, beginning as a salesman and eventually acquiring 28 new car franchises in California.[2]
He then transitioned to the financial industry and real estate development, opening 11 currency exchanges, three banks and assisted living facilities in Los Angeles and Lemon Grove. De La Fuente also owns properties throughout California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia.  https://ballotpedia.org/Roque_De_La_Fuente
So, if Hillary ends up indicted or in jail and Bernie has a stroke, goes senile and ends up in the home (and he would still get 35% of the vote from the Democrats), this is the guy the Democrats are stuck with. (Though he sounds like a pretty nice enough fellow.  I'd vote for him if I were a Democrat)

Presidential Power Rankings...3rd Edition

Now, after the votes have been counted, I bring forth my Presidential Power rankings, 3rd editions.
Fortunately, we have lost a few candidates along the way...Martin O'Malley, George Pataki and a few others.
So, this is 1 person's opinion, with a beer or 2 quaffed down and I don't play favorites.
1.  Donald Trump: Yes, he came in 2nd in Iowa but he got almost the same number of delegates as Cruz, he still gets the media, has the money and still has big leads in the polls.  He also appeared humbled yesterday and today.  Down Side: High unfavorable, eminent domain, doesn't have a ground game and says stupid things.
2. Marco Rubio: He came in 3rd in Iowa, which was kind of surprising to me but not in the polls.  He is young, a good talker, good looking, Hispanic.  Down Side: He's not a true conservative and he was in the Gang of 8, which is not popular among Republicans. 
3. Ted Cruz: Won Iowa even though he was 2nd in the polls.  He is a great debater, has a good ground game and has a nice story.  He also has advertised on conservative talk radio, which helps a lot.  Down Side: Very dirty politics played against Ben Carson, misleading advertising and not sure how the most conservative candidate out there will fare in more moderate states.
4.  Bernie Sanders.  He might just get the nomination by default.  Has a good ground game and can attract the uneducated younger voter.
Down Side: A 74 year old Socialist just won't win the presidency.
5.  Ben Carson: Most educated man who was a victim of dirty politics by Ted Cruz and his followers.  He is the most educated and intelligent candidate out there.  He still has a chance if Cruz fails and conservatives flock to him, but it is a slim chance.  Down Side: He's just too nice, not articulate like the others, foreign policy knowledge is limited and President Obama will probably never allow another Black person to be elected president for a couple of decades.
6.  Chris Christie: New Hampshire is his make or break state.  He has a reputation as a tough talker.  Down Side: He governs New Jersey, which is pretty much of a hell hole, especially tax and regulation wise. 
7.  Hillary Clinton: She barely won Iowa to a 74 year old Socialist who a few months ago, was a joke.  She has the somewhat solid support of the Democrat establishment and she has money.  Down Side: Even the liberal media is starting to turn on her over the e-mails.  If she is nominated, there will be a lot of minorities moderate democrats staying home.  She sounds tired and husband Bill sounds weak and tired and the bimbo eruption will not be washed over.
8.  Jeb Bush:  New Hampshire is a make or break state and he has the support, for now, of the GOP establishment.  He also has money and some large PAC support.  Down Side: 2,500 votes in Iowa?  Pathetic.  He has not gained any kind of traction.  Finally, this is a bad year for any candidate named Bush or Clinton .
9.  Rand Paul: He got 1 delegate in Iowa.  Other than that, he is just spinning is tires.
10. John Kasich: He's a governor but not a very good one.  Did poorly in Iowa and is making his run in New Hampshire.
11.  Carly Fiorina:  Did very poorly in Iowa and has fallen way back since the 2nd debate.  She could beat Hillary but won't get the chance.
12. Valma Kittington:  Her resume is a conservative dream and if she had the money and media, she could make a name for herself.  She's young, Black, conservative on most issues.  Her view of the death penalty seems a bit extreme though: On the death penalty, Kittington supports mandatory execution of those found guilty of raping, kidnapping, or murdering children, while in the case of a first offense against an adult victim, she proposes that the victim's family be given the choice of whether to allow the perpetrator to live. http://2016.republican-candidates.org/Kittington/
13: Roque De La Fuente:  A Democrat.  Hey, if Bernie and Hillary fail, guess who's left for the Democrats?  https://ballotpedia.org/Roque_De_La_Fuente

Monday, February 1, 2016

Martin O' Malley: Hey, All Lives Matter

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To me, the biggest surprise of the 2016 election so far is how badly Martin O'Malley was.
Today, in Iowa, he got 1% of the vote and now he is quitting the race.
This guy had it all- good looks, surfed, played the guitar and was photographed shirtless and he looked good, at least better than Hillary and Bernie.
But 1 single mistake showed he is not presidential material.
In a speech, he said "All lives matter", in reference to the terrorist group, Black Lives Matter And Black Lives Matter called him on that quote and O'Malley backed down and apologized, a major sign of weakness, something he did not recover from.
By O'Malley backing down to a bunch of thug terrorists, he showed that he was a very weak person.  In fact Bernie Sanders looks like WWE steroid popper wrestler compared to O'Malley, who looks like Eugene in Grease.

Democrats Nominate criminal In Chief

So, obviously the democrats in Iowa couldn't care less that their future presidential nominee is a criminal and possibly a traitor.
From the Observer:
For months you’ve read about EmailGate in this column. I’ve elaborated how Hillary Clinton, the apparent Democratic frontrunner for President this year, put large amounts of classified information at grave risk through slipshod security practices by herself and her staff. Now that scandal has taken a significant turn for the more ominous.
Last Friday afternoon the State Department’s latest court-mandated release of Hillary Clinton’s emails from when she was Secretary of State caused a new political firestorm. While many more emails were released by Foggy Bottom, some with redactions due to classified materials they contained, twenty-two emails totaling thirty-seven pages of text were withheld entirely at the request of the Intelligence Community. Those twenty-two emails, deemed “unclassified” by Ms. Clinton and her staff, were judged to be Top Secret in reality.
Since Top Secret is the U.S. Government’s highest official classification level, this revelation exploded months of denials from the Clinton presidential campaign that Hillary had done no wrong. The Federal government defines Top Secret materials as “information, the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.” The disclosure of Top Secret information is a serious criminal matter that normal Americans face prosecution and substantial jail time for perpetrating.  http://observer.com/2016/02/breaking-hillary-clinton-put-spies-lives-at-risk/
If Clinton was a republican, she would have gotten 10 votes in today's caucus- probably cast by the blind by mistake.
But since Clinton is a Democrat, it shows once again, that democrats/liberals really have no shame, morals, class or patriotism.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Ya Gotta Love Winter


So, here I sit, in the middle of the Mohave Desert, with rain, ice and snow along with winds of about 40 mph.
Meanwhile, there are 13 winter weather warnings in West and Midwest.
Hopefully, we can say the drought is over in the West.
But the liberals won't say that because it would go against their agenda of climate change.

ACLU: Terrorist Organization

From the Chicago Sun Times:
Authorities last year suggested Chicago’s spike in gun violence in 2015 was due to the “Ferguson effect” — cops afraid to do their jobs because of the scrutiny following the shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.
But with Chicago now plagued with an even steeper rise in fatal shootings in January, compared with the same period of 2015, street cops are offering a new reason: the “ACLU effect.”
They say the Chicago Police Department’s pact with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois to monitor police stops in greater detail is prompting officers to stop policing, leaving the streets to the criminals and leading to the spike in gun violence.
Starting in January, officers have been required to fill out two-page forms documenting every stop of a citizen for everything from traffic violations to investigative stops. They ask for much more information than the previous one-page “contact cards” officers filled out.
In interviews with officers and sergeants over the past month, a common theme has emerged: Cops say they have avoided making many of the stops they would have routinely done last year. They fear getting in trouble for stops later deemed to be illegal and say the new cards take too much time to complete. 
Meantime, January 2016 was the deadliest first month of the year since 2001, according to a Chicago Sun-Times review of homicide records. At least 50 murders were recorded through 6 a.m. Sunday — most the result of shootings on the West and South Sides.  http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/1292856/cops-say-aclu-effect-drives-spike-gun-violence
The ACLU should be considered to be a terrorist organization.  Their liberal policies have caused more violent deaths in the United States than muslim terrorists, the KKK and other terror organizations in the United States.
They have put violent criminals on the street, their liberal policies have made America more violent and now, because they have gotten in bed with liberal politicians running liberal big cities, they have made cops afraid to their job, which causes more violence in these cities to continue.
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Predictions For Iowa

Tomorrow, there will be a vote in Iowa for America's Next President.
My predictions:
On the Democrat side, Hillary wins with over 50% over the vote from the caucus.
Bernie Sanders will get about 40%
Martin O'Malley will get about 10%.
On the Republican side:
Donald Trump wins with about 25%.
Jeb Bush, because of his organization, comes in 2nd with about 15%.
Ted Cruz tanks with about 12%
No one else matters.
In about 3 weeks, none of these results will matter, just like Iowa.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Another Reason To Hate The Media

From the NY Daily News:
A Kentucky teen died in juvie hall after staffers used martial arts moves to restrain her — and it took jail workers 11 minutes to start CPR after they found her unresponsive, according to 911 audio.
Gynnya McMillen, 16, was found “cold” and not breathing in her cell at Elizabethtown’s Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention when a deputy arrived to take her to her Jan. 11 court date.
Jail staffers first called 911 nine minutes after the deputy arrived — and waited another two to start CPR, according to emergency dispatch recordings obtained by CBS.
The juvie staffers only started the resuscitation procedures after the emergency dispatcher asked.
“They want us to start CPR,” a jail nurse is heard saying to someone at the facility.
“Do y'all have a CPR protocol or do y'all need it?” the dispatcher asked about 10 seconds later.

“I'm new,” she said. “I can find out. I don't know.”
The detention center originally said that the teen had died in her sleep, but recently told the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting that a restraint had been applied to her during an incident the day before.
A spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Juvenile Justice said that McMillen refused to take off her sweatshirt for a booking photo, prompting the "Aikido restraint" by multiple guards.
Aikido is a form of Japanese martial art that allows a practitioner to defend him or herself without hurting their attacker. Since Aikido is a style of martial arts and not a specific move, it’s unclear exactly how the teen was restrained.
Michele Deitch, a juvenile justice expert at University of Texas at Austin, told CBS of the move’s motive, “As far as I'm concerned that is a completely inappropriate use of a restraint.
McMillen, who was brought in the morning of Jan. 10 for a misdemeanor assault in a domestic incident at her mother’s house, was discovered dead in a “sleeping position” the next day.
Juveniles at the center are supposed to be checked on by staff every 15 minutes, though McMillen was not given regular visual checks through the window in her cell, and could have gone unchecked for hours.
Guards also did not try to wake her up after she did not respond to verbal offers of food or a telephone call at 6:30 a.m., 8:17 a.m. and 8:53 a.m.
Staff only tried to get her out of bed when she was due for a court appearance about 10 a.m.
The detention center has placed one employee, Reginald Windham, on paid leave after he missed an unspecified number oof checks.
An preliminary autopsy gave no cause of death and said there were no signs of trauma or drug overdose.
Juveniles alone in cells are under constant surveillance at the Kentucky facility.
Coroner Dr. William Lee saw a recording of McMillen’s final night and told WDRB the last movement occurred about midnight.
The teen’s family has asked to see the video and also questioned the length of time it has taken for authorities to release information about the circumstances of their loved one’s death.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/kentucky-teen-martial-arts-restraint-death-article-1.2514538
If you listen to the 911 call, the girl was already dead- she was stiff as rigor mortis had already sunk in, she was cold to the touch, had unresponsive eye pupils.. she was as dead as a dodo.
but, because the young girl was black, well, then, it must have been racial and because of that, the news had to be sensationalized. .

Does Iowa Really Matter?

Let's be honest, Iowa really is only important every 4 years.
Iowa really doesn't produce much, other that Ethanol, which we don't need.  Their major export might just be bacon, which of course, is big.
Their universities pretty much suck. 
They don't have major professional teams, they are minor league when it comes to car racing.
And living in snowbird country, I don't think I have never even met 1 person from Iowa in the 9 years living out west.
So, after the caucuses on Monday, Iowa will be irrelevant again. 
So, who cares who wins, comes in 2nd or even 3rd.
And the same can be said of New Hampshire.  In fact, they probably are even worse than Iowa.  What does New Hampshire produce?  Maple syrup trees?
Do they breed the Hampshire pig?
Again, another irrelevant state. 
Now, on Monday, when Iowa goes to vote, there will be a major snowstorm and maybe 100,000 people will vote, if that.  Yet, they are treated like gold by the politicians.
So, Iowa will vote and I really don't care.  New Hampshire will vote and who really cares?
But for the next week we will hear Iowa, Iowa, New Hampshire , New Hampshire.
Hampshire pig:
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If Only They Had ESP

Stupid Journalism 101.
From the LVRJ:
The man fatally stabbed Wednesday night east of the Stratosphere has been identified by the office of the Clark County Coroner.
Vensant Laudis Diaz, 41, was stabbed Wednesday night before being transported to University Medical Center where he later died, according to police. His death was ruled a homicide by the office of the Clark County Coroner.   http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/coroner-names-man-fatally-stabbed-east-the-stratosphere
Now, if they transported him before he was stabbed, he would still be alive.

Why The Zika Virus Really Matters

There is a new virus that is probably one of the biggest threats to the well being of the America's and more.
From the Guardian: The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could be a bigger threat to global health than the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in Africa.
That is the stark claim of several senior health experts ahead of an emergency meeting of the World Health Organisation on Monday which will decide whether the Zika threat – which is linked to an alarming rise in cases of foetal deformation called microcephaly – should be rated a global health crisis.
“In many ways the Zika outbreak is worse than the Ebola epidemic of 2014-15,” said Jeremy Farrar, head of the Wellcome Trust. “Most virus carriers are symptomless. It is a silent infection in a group of highly vulnerable individuals – pregnant women – that is associated with a horrible outcome for their babies.”
There is no prospect of a vaccine for Zika at present, in contrast to Ebola, for which several are now under trial. “The real problem is that trying to develop a vaccine that would have to be tested on pregnant women is a practical and ethical nightmare,” added Mike Turner, head of infection and immuno-biology at the Wellcome Trust.
 With at least 80% of those infected showing no symptoms, tracking the disease is extremely difficult. The mosquito species that spreads Zika, Aedes aegypti, has been expanding its range over the past few decades. “It loves urban life and has spread across the entire tropical belt of the planet, and of course that belt is expanding as global warming takes effect,” added Farrar.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/30/zika-virus-health-fears
This virus is worse than most diseases.  With Ebola, cancer, heart conditions and such, well, those absolutely suck but the person who gets these diseases usually still have their mind and can live a decent life.  With Ebola, you get and die fairly quickly.
But with the Zika Virus, you will have a child who will be severely, profoundly mentally challenged for their entire life.  Most will have a mental age of maybe 0-2 years old their entire life.  They will need around the clock care to feed, change diapers, educate etc..  Many these kids will have to be fed through a tube because they are unable to swallow.  Most will never talk and even if they know a few words, it won't be enough to carry on a conversation.  These kids will never go to college, get married and many will be in wheelchairs.
They will cost society millions of dollars for each child, from birth to death to care for and educate them.  In the U.S., it will severely tax the Social Security system.  It will also strain the health care system and the special education in the United States.  And when their parents die, then they will need someone, and in many cases it will up to government, to care for them.
how do I know this?  Because I work with the severely disabled, and among those kids I work with, I have worked with many people with microcephaly and severe brain damage.
Brazil already has 4000 cases and that will cost Brazil billions of dollars for the kid's lifetime of care.
So, what can the United States do?
For starters, start restricting people who come into the U.S., especially pregnant women from areas/countries that have the Zika Virus.  Then, at the border, they have decontaminate everyone all property that comes into the U.S. and of course, clamp down on illegals who may be coming into the U.S.
I really, really hope that President Obama and his administration really take this seriously but from what I have read, they don't and because of this, the U.S. will be severely harmed.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Well, Duh

If you had a choice between being in a union and paying hundreds or thousands of dollars a year to support union big wigs or not joining a union and save money?
From jsonline, Milwaukee, WI:  Union membership in Wisconsin collapsed in 2015, falling well below the national average for the first time and thinning the ranks of the labor movement by tens of thousands of workers in one of its former bastions.
The number of dues-paying workers within the state’s labor groups has fallen steadily since GOP Gov. Scott Walker signed his signature legislation, 2011’s Act 10, which repealed most collective bargaining for most public workers. But new federal statistics show that trend intensified in 2015 after Walker and GOP lawmakers followed up on Act 10 by approving so-called right-to-work legislation last spring.
That measure blocked unions and private employers from reaching contracts that required workers to pay labor fees.
In 2015, 8.3% of Wisconsin workers, or 223,000 in all, were members of unions. That was down sharply from the 306,000 people, or 11.7% of the state’s workforce, who belonged to unions in 2014.  http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/union-membership-in-wisconsin-plummets-in-wake-of-gop-measures-b99660200z1-366857061.html