About Lt. Col. Scheller

Some might wonder why I have held off in having a say about Scheller. To tell you the truth, I have had some difficulty with it. What he said, of course is the truth. However, when you take an oath in the military, you give up some of your rights. One of these is the right to criticize your superior officers. When you join the service, you live under another set of laws, called the Uniform Code of Military Justice (U.C.M.J.)

When he spoke the truth, he was guilty of disobeying this code, which I am sure he knew. As such, it does speak to Scheller’s courage. He very likely knew he was going to get in trouble, though he was probably unaware as to the extent. To be sure, he not only disobeyed the law but he stuck his finger in a hornets nest. Dems do not like their faults exposed, especially those who wear starts on their collars.

Though I was in the Marines, I would hardly call myself an expert on the U. C. M. J. Still, the first word in the title is “Uniform.” That is to say, it should apply just as much to the Lt. Col. as to the four star general. It would seem that what the general did was far worse, but he will never suffer for what he did. You see, you get to break the law when you have a D after your name. Moreover, you get to break the law when you do things that aid and abet the FOCs.

That means the U. C. M. J. is not uniform. It is biased. If the general got off without so much as a slap of the hand, then nothing should have happened to the Lt. Col. If the Lt. Col. faces a general court martial then so should the general.

Then again, as we all know, with Biden in the White House, why should we be surprised?

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Big Brother & Waste

I was listening to an interview of Robbie Starbuck who is running for 5th district in Tenn and he brought out some points that bear repeating. I won’t repeat his words but I will rather barrow his thoughts

First he came up with a suggestion. The FOCs want to be able to look into our bank transactions. No problem… if they let us look into theirs. In return for passing the law, the law should require them to post all their bank transactions over $600 on a web site the following day.

Incidentally, most do not realize, that $600 dollars as a percentage of income will decrease with inflation for both the FOCs and for us. Today, what we pay $500 dollars for, will soon be $600. Hence, as the years go by, the snooping factor will increase. I am sure they were well aware of that when they came up with the idea.

The other thought he had reminded me of was a store that provided unsold produce to charities at no charge. It went on for a while until one day someone got sick. He sued the store and won the suit. Therefore, the produce that had been going to the charities is now going into landfills. ( I call that wasteful)

It is the nature of the FOCs. Whatever they touch produces waste. The bigger the national budget, the greater the waste. Whereas it is true that the FOCs did not directly cause the waste as above, they are really good friends with the trial lawyers. I am sure some trial lawyer made a bundle on the above.

There is no telling how much food is wasted every year because the Friends of the Criminals. The stores don’t dare donate food being as the lawyers wait as ravenous wolves waiting to pounce. The example that Mr. Starbuck pointed involved a bakery where they tossed the unsold doughnuts daily. None of them went to homeless shelters.

Speaking of which, I wonder just how much the federal government wastes. $600 would not even be noticed. Actually, the FOCs likely skim $600,000 in one month. Some of it goes here. Some of it goes there. Nobody seems to notice. No one seems to care.

By the way, has anyone noticed that Biden’s son is still working for China. It’s true. Seems to me to be a good reason for impeachment. It’s not going to happen though. Biden has a D after his name.

On the other hand, you will not find many capitalists wasting things, for obvious reasons. It is another good reason to promote capitalism.

As a side note, I vote that all people who hold public office should have to work in a restaurant for 6 months. There they will get an education far more effective than any college. They will learn such things as work ethics, profit margins and plain hard work.

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Magnitude

I have noted that every now and then, a little two or three man sail boat overturns. Mostly, they will upright the boat, get back in, have a laugh, and sail on. Every now and then, tragedy strikes and one or more of the crew will die. It does happen.

On the other hand, May 15 1915 the RMS Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk, killing 1198 passengers and crew.

To be sure, the loss of life in both situations is bad. However, there simply is no equivalency and it would be a farce to try to make it one.

On Jan 6, people died during or after the occupancy of the Capital Building. Some have tried to equivocate that to the destruction of four jumbo airliners, two huge buildings, the damage done to the Pentagon and the loss of almost 3000 lives.

I guess the same folks would try to equivocate the tragedy of the sailboats to the Lusitania. It is sort of like trying to push a ten foot string straight up. It is simply impossible. It is a matter of magnitude. A two or three inch string can be held straight up. Ten foot, not likely. To be sure, no one intended to upset the sailboat. So far, no one has been charged with much more than trespassing in the Capital.

Moreover, the press seems to be doing all they can to make the ridiculous equivalency. That says more about the press than the Capital Building incident.

Quote of the Week

The Quote of the week goes to D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee who admits to be mad over the recent shooting in his city. He said “I guarantee that when we lock up whoever did this, they will not be strangers to us.”

This seems to be his way of telling those who did it that they will be locked up and telling us that they were very likely repeat offenders. The man knows how to use his words. He also knows where the problems are.

Also, in a way he is saying what I have said many times, “The best way to stop crime is to keep the criminals in prison.” That way, the police will not have to deal with them nearly as much.

Hangers On

Occasionally, I write about the books I’ve written. I think this is okay especially considering that one relates to today’s subject, hangers on. The book is “The Prepper.” It is about a young man who spends years preparing for the possible doomsday. However, he gets hit right between his eyes by the present. Throughout the story he finds himself wishing he had prepared for this or that, for instance, he wished he had taken a class on criminology. He would have found the course very handy along for a few other things he did NOT prepare for.

At any rate, (slight spoiler alert) he comes upon a large sum of money and he finds that it brings on a number of folks, people who claimed to be friends, relatives and folks really good at managing large sums of money. Again, it is what I call hangers on. They are people without scruples who enjoy living off other peoples money.

These folks fall into three categories: friends and relatives, professionals such as money managers lawyers and pro moochers. These moochers know about “investments” and get rich ideas. Some have really nice inventions that will save the world…if they can just get some financial backing. Then, of course, there are those who know about these very real community needs.

Understand, I do understand that there are community needs. It just is that most of these hangers on make fortunes representing the needy and pocketing most of the donations.

Then too, the prepper had a problem with gold-diggers, women looking for rich husbands.

I find it absolutely amazing how people can instantly find reasons they need to hang on to people who acquire grate wealth, especially those who gain the wealth suddenly and in their youth.

So what is the purpose of the post? Let’s have a quick look at Britney Spears, a very wealthy woman who had squired many hangers on, of all things, including her father. If it weren’t for her millions, not one of them would have any interest in her.

Let’s get this straight. I am not one of her fans and I am sure she could have lived a far better life. However, I find it despicable the way that the hangers on cling to her. All of the lawyers, both hers and her fathers ought to be disbarred. None of them have her interest in mind and I understand that should be their primary concern, not their own treasure chest. Moreover, why in the world does it take three. Why should she pay for her father’s three lawyers.

Most of all, my biggest question is just what in the world was the court system thinking of to allow this mess.

Don’t get me wrong. I think our court system is the best in the world. However, I have taken note that it does get warped a little when money is involved. Just who was the judge who allowed this. I wonder just how his bank account affected by it.

Okay. I have no proof. Yet it happened right in front of the eyes of the American people. This is a disgrace to the justice system and it is a disgrace to all those who are hangers on. Perhaps, to a lesser degree, it is also a disgrace to the American people who permitted it.

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Also, this just might explain why people consider lawyers a necessary evil. Isn’t it nice to know that most of those we vote into office are lawyers.

Police, Fund or De fund Them?

De fund the police. They are all that is bad about our country. It is one the mantras throughout the land for months now. Then something happened. The FOCs found out it was poling badly for them. Some poles suggested that as many as 80% of the nation wasn’t buying their absurdity.

The FOCs really don’t mind it if you don’t believe them. Normally they just repeat the lie until it becomes a fact. Consider global warning, or climate change or whatever they call it today. Al Gore made a very impressive presentation on how the world would flood in ten years. D. C. and Florida were going to be under water.

People, real scientist with heads on their shoulders said it just wasn’t so. Every time that happened, they were beaten (figuratively) about the head and shoulders until they stepped in line. It worked. The world flooding became fact…until it wasn’t. Now, fifteen years later, there is no massive flooding. If the ocean level rose at all, it is barely measurable, and it was likely caused by other things.

Except for a few people like me, the failure of the prediction is ignored. As a prophet, Gore is an outright failure. According to the Bible’s requirements for a prophet, he lacks the credentials. All of God’s prophets are 100% right or they are not God’s prophets. Gore was not only wrong, he was drastically wrong.

Yet, he is still held in high esteem by those who worship the mother earth. They ignore his failure. Every thing he teaches is still held as undeniable fact. And yet, today, we can see it was a boldfaced lie and never had any truth to it.

And so, again, the FOCs tell the lie over and over that the no good police must be done away with. This time however, it fails to become fact. People are losing businesses. Women are being raped. People are being shot and babies are being killed. Guess what? De funding the police was a great disaster.

The FOBs don’t mind the damage. They just don’t like press. So, they blamed the idea on the republicans.

Now that was really smart. They tried to cover up one lie with another. Usually that sort of thing works for them. They have had enormous practice with it. They meet behind closed doors and come up with a lie. It doesn’t have to be believable. They just have to be able to sell it. The secret is simple. They all say the same thing until it becomes fact.

This time it went over like the proverbial lead balloon. After all, we are speaking of the lives of thousands. When the basketball hit the ground, it didn’t bounce. People realized the lie for what it was and the FOBs realized they were worse off than before.

Now they have come up with their own idea of funding the police. They would fund them with federal tax dollars. That has politician advantages for them in may ways. Mostly it makes the FOCs appear to really care, which they don’t. They are now solving the problem, which they are only making worse.

Moreover, it helps them as controllers. Anything they fund, they control. Before the police were funded locally. Now they will be funded federally, which means the FOCs will control them. That is better for them, worse for us.

In other words, it is a power play, plain and simple.

They already are taking control of our schools and medicine(Obama Care) in a central authority. If they have their way, they will soon control law enforcement centrally as well. Eventually, their hope, control it all under one central authority. Then, effectively, the states would have no authority.

Before we permit the federal government to fund/control the local police, maybe we should think again.

The Ol’ Red, White and Blue

In general, the three colors in the flag have the following meaning.

The white: Purity and innocence

The red: Hardiness and valor

The blue: Vigilance, perseverance and justice

Originally one stripe was added whenever a state was added. Now, for practical reasons, they decided to make it thirteen stripes, one for each of the original colonies. Within the blue field, there is one star for each state. I had the privilege to have lived under a flag with 48 stars, then 49, then 50.

The concept was that Hawaii would add another republican state and Alaska another democrat state, which only goes to show that things don’t always turn out the way you expect. Sometimes I wish I could have bought a few of the flags with 48 stars. They just might be collectors items.

Over the years, more and more, the red has represented the blood that was given by those who gave their lives to protect both the banner and the nation for which it stands.

Now I ask you, what is it about that flag that makes it unworthy of our respect.

Maybe the nation it represents isn’t perfect. Nonetheless, it symbolizes a nation that is constantly striving to be worthy of the standards it represents. And even if you cannot bring yourself to respect the banner, you should at least respect those who died for it… and your right to complain. The vast number of nations since the beginning of recorded history never had that that right, not even the English who answered to a king until a short time before the American Revelation.

So, go ahead. Tell me what nation has provided its modern citizenry much in exchange for so little. Those who were before us paid for our freedom. With that freedom comes responsibilities. If we abuse our freedom, those behind us will not enjoy it.

So. Next time you see the flag, you just might remember what it cost.

Some Guilt Belongs to the Courts.

Over the years and especially lately, the courts have been rendering horrible decisions from the benches. In many cases, they are dodging the cases based on technicalities. They refuse to hear the case because someone forgot to cross a T or dot an I.

I’m not going to go through all the details, but those fellas with the black robes in the ivory towers have really come up with some horrible decisions. The ones that made homosexual marriage valid are going to have an impossible task of explaining that one to Jesus. Those characters that made it okay to kill innocent babies are going to have an even tougher time, if you can imagine that.

Now, the Supreme court refused to take up cases based on standings. It might be legal, but it is perfectly dumb. Now, for decades, the matter will not be settled. And of course, those that got away with the steeling the election know they can do it again. They know the courts won’t stand in the way.

In the truest sense, they have allowed the democrats to effectively change the law.

The cases for involving Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona etc. were never decided on merit. The Supreme Court decided it was more important to make sure that they had a proper reason to listen to them. In other words, they danced around them. Now that took a lot of courage.

Now we have demonstrations. Why, but why should anyone be surprised.

Laws Without Teeth

When I was much younger, I never thought about it much. As I get older, and hopefully wiser, I started thinking of laws more.

Let’s see. In a little more perfect world, there would be no need to put teeth to lays… not one need to enforce them. Consider a law against robbery without the need of a threat of penalty. All you need is a law against murder and murders would cease. Imagine a world where we could make laws against speeding without the need to enforce them.

It wouldn’t be long before there would be little need for policemen. After all, there job is law enforcement. They and the courts supply the teeth to the law. If everyone just simply obeyed all laws that are passed, think of all the money we would save. The need for lawyers would be drastically reduced if not completely eliminated.

The truth is that a law that is not enforceable has no purpose. Moreover, a law that is not enforced may as well not exist.

Think of all those who have been rioting and calling it demonstrating. Consider the looting and arson. Thousands, maybe tens of thousands are guilty and few were ever arrested. Fewer yet were prosecuted. Over the months, I wonder, just how many ever spent a day in jail. They have all become laws without teeth. The offenders of the law realize it and they are taking full advantage of it. It has rendered the law void, useless. It would seem we have decided to let the lawless get away with anything while those obeying the law suffer.

However, it is far more than that. It is against the law to vote in one state while you live in another. They law would seem to have teeth. There are penalties for such things. Yet they are not enforced. So, when people realize they can do it and not suffer the consequences when caught, the law is voided. It is as if it doesn’t exist. Hence the lawless effectively rewrite our laws.

Moreover, some laws are written completely without teeth. You look at the code and there is no punishment designated. So the Pennsylvania secretary of state intentionally disobeys the voting laws and openly admits it. Law enforcement cannot even slap his hand. They are powerless to do a thing, that is, even if they want.

And of course, the Supreme Court sits in their ivory tower and refuses to do nothing. And now… we have become a nation without voting laws. As the man said, “He who counts the ballots wins the election.” And, as I said before, only those who obey the law suffer.

Triple Purpose for Incarceration

I hear the arguments repeatedly about the reason for incarceration, that is, imprisoning people.  Mostly, the only things discussed is punishment and rehabilitation.  Certainly both are valid.  When a person lives in fear of being imprisoned, they are more likely to obey the law as well.

However, there is a third very important reason for locking people up.  It keeps the bad guys off the street.  If the bank robber is in a prison cell, he can hardly practice his selected trade.  The murderer will not be as apt to murder and the rapist is not likely to rape.

Perhaps the most important result is that the child abuser cannot abuse children.

When the dummycrats turned all the criminals lose on the streets, (mainly NY city) they have but three  things they should expect.  The thieves will steal.  The killers will kill and the rapists will rape.  Indeed they should not be surprised when the child abusers abuse children.

Then again, they are dummycrats.  Can we really expect them to perform such complex reasoning.  While it is true that the chances of catching any disease in prison is higher, is that a reason to endanger the rest of us.