Will The Hate for Our Traditional Institutions Ever End?

Will The Hate for Our Traditional Institutions Ever End?

The short answer, No. In order to establish new behaviors and new norms it is essential that traditional institutions be torn down, disassembled and erased to make way for the new order.

Yesterday I came face to face with this new effort. Unsuspectingly I entered into discussion with a group who appeared on the surface to be well grounded and reasonable patriotic people. Little did I realize that they were a bunch of sinister hard core change agents dedicated to destroying our traditional institutions.

Their target was the stalwart of the Thanksgiving table side dishes, the green bean casserole. The green bean casserole, synonymous for comfort food, was to be destroyed and wiped clean from our collective taste buds.

The hate that flowed so freely, disgusting, eck, no never, why would you, cream of mushroom or those highly process onion ring things; and even divisive, “it doesn’t taste like my mothers”. Stop the hate!

I wondered if the hate was based on color. The green, associated with radical environmentalists or the bean, associated with gas from the legume family. Whatever the reason it is un American to hate the green bean casserole.

It is time that we embrace diversity and welcome the new green bean casserole to our table for Thanksgiving. A tradition not replaced but built new on the stalwart recipe of the ages.

Start with fresh green beans cook until soft.

In a large pot add olive oil and a large onion. Sauté until golden brown when all the sugar has been released.

Add a pound of chopped apple wood smoked bacon from the meat case, not the packaged kind and cook until that wonderful aroma has filled the house…..bacon.

Add the green beans and mix well.

Now add some Velveeta cheese, just enough so that it melts and gets a thin coating on the beans.

You can serve as is or add the onion rings and bake. Make it ahead and your guest will love how you have saved an institution for American.

Make Green Bean Casserole Great Again!

Hey ProgressNow Colorado & Pols

Just thought you might want to get in touch with Melissa and let her know about all the great opportunities being created by the Trump economy. I know you will want to promote this so your readers can participate in the prosperity of American.

Littleton Post Office is hiring! $16.78 – $17.78 per hour with limited benefits. Go to usps.com/careers. MAGA!

DIVERSITY, BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER?

DIVERSITY, BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER?

In the world of human resources and personal relationships, we hear the term diversity. Diversity is a popular word in the vocabulary of millennials, academics, media, entertainment, government and corporate structures.

Merriam-Webster defines diversity: “The condition of having or being composed of differing elements.” Merriam-Webster also includes the synonym, “Variety.” In the body of the diversity definition. Variety as Webster want us to think is “especially: the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.

Alexander Hamilton in Federalist #60 had this to say about diversity. “There is sufficient diversity in the state of property, in the genius, manners, and habits of the People of the different parts of the Union to occasion a material diversity of disposition…”

Is the word “Diversity” innocuous or is it intimidating? Does “Diversity” bring us together or segregate people?

Note that in Hamilton’s description of diversity, none of the attributes he list are associated with sex or race.

Diversity, as used in the context of today’s culture, is entirely about sex and race. Diversity, as used by the Left, is a hammer against the common purpose of America, a vehicle to advance multiculturalism and identity politics, further dividing Americans.

As Matthew Continetti writes in the November 2017 issue of Imprimis, the left needs “an ethno-racial struggle, a ceaseless competition between victimizer and victim, oppressor and oppressed.” Add sexual orientation, and you have a powerful tool to beat the so-called victimizer and oppressor. Any doubt in today’s culture who the victimizer and oppressor represent? Conservatives and those who believe in an individual’s rights.

There are only two sexes and six skin colors. Compare that to the billions of human minds, the true measure of diversity. Lady Justice wears a blindfold, signifying impartial judgment. We should not peak under the blindfold; we should not seek a phony measure of diversity in the pop culture of academia, media, entertainment, government or corporate structures.

Say yes to the diversity of the human mind and a common purpose for America.

ProgressNow Colorado, Colorado Pols

It’s been about two years now since ProgressNow Colorado brought us the pitiful story of Melissa. You remember, Melissa is a single mother with with two children (one an adult by now), who worked minimum wage and wanted to enjoy the stuff everyone else got to do.

ProgressNow feigned compassion for Melissa’s circumstances but happily used her situation to campaign and fund raise, for legislation increasing the mínimum wage. The legislation passed. It’s time to hear from Melissa on the great strides she has made with an increasing minimum wage.

Let’s hear from Melissa! Or has ProgressNow moved on to the next prop?

Jason Crow: No Friend of Organized Labor

Jason Crow: No Friend of Organized Labor

I’ve noticed that Jason likes to tout his endorsements from organized labor. Do these endorsements from professional trade unions reflect the rank and file or is it more of the failed political calculus that keeps America from moving forward?

Take a look at Crow’s positions and imagine yourself as a dues-paying member of the local union.

Jason Crow supports illegal immigration. It is an economic fact that when you increase the supply of something the price goes down. When the government increases the supply of labor by not enforcing immigration law, you can expect to see slow or no wage growth. As a rank and file member of the local, this is not what you bargained for when you open the dues statement.

Illegal immigration steals the only productive resource an individual has, the right to sell his labor. Crow is ok with that.

Crow also has loudly trashed the tax cut bill. Of course, this is a predictable Democratic talking point of “tax cuts for the rich.” If you are the professional trade union boss is that how you see it? It is a widely acknowledged economic principle that if you want more economic activity, you reduce the tax rate, if you want less, you increase the tax rate. Reductions in the corporate tax rate will increase business expansion, spending on plant and equipment, increased job opportunities and wage growth.

For the professional trade union member, this means steady employment, the opportunity for increasing wages and satisfaction of providing an improved living standard for the family.

YES! That’s what we all want, except Jason Crow. Jason doesn’t like the tax bill. He wants more of the Obama economy for all constituents.

Political affiliation of members of professional trade unions, splits into thirds, much like the rest of the country. One-third Democratic, one-third un-affiliated, one-third Republican. Union leadership fails members when they choose to ally themselves with the Democratic Party exclusively.

Now that we know that Crow stands against blue-collar workers by opposing steady work, increasing wages, an improved standard of living, will the unions withdraw their endorsements?

Tax Reform

What is the real impact of Tax Reform and a growing economy? While my business is not the size of AT&T, Boeing, Comcast, US Bank and others who have announced bonus programs to their employees, the result is similar. This week my employees received a $500 bonus. In addition, the expanding economic activity has created an expectation of continued growth. In the next couple of weeks I will take delivery of a new Class 8 tractor costing $154,000 that will require a new employee whom I pay above average compensation. All my employees will pay less to the Federal Government in taxes for year 2018.

The leadership of the Democratic Party continues to object to the tax cut plan. Logically I don’t understand why they work against truck drivers and families of working men and women.

Eighty percent of tax payers don’t itemize deductions. A doubling of the standard deduction will be a tax savings. The increase in the child credit is substantive benefit for families with children. It is also appropriate that Colorado tax payers do not subsidize the foolish spending in states such as California, New York, Connecticut, Illinois and others.

Democratic leadership spent their entire political capital on promoting failure of the tax plan. They must continue to bail water from the sinking ship. Who will be the first run to the lifeboat?

“B” Is for Believe

I believe the Bible is the inspired word of GOD and that His son Jesus was crucified, and rose on the third day and sets at the right hand of GOD.

My belief in GOD does not preclude that others may choose a different faith or a different God. Free and peaceful worship is an American ideal that has benefited the world and is ingrained in our society as the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution.

“M” Is for Mexico

So you are going to take a trip to Mexico. What are the two pieces of advice that friends who care about you will give? Be careful! Don’t drink the water.

For sixty years I have heard that you can’t drink the water in Mexico without getting sick. Sixty years… and it is still the case. Two years ago on a mission trip to Juarez Mexico, I worked on a team that assisted the local church in building homes for families in need (everyone is in need, these were the lucky people). We stayed in the Mission compound, and yes, they cautioned us not to drink the water, don’t even use the water on your toothbrush.

The people of Mexico are poverty-stricken, a condition that is held over from el Conquistador of the Old World of Spain. If you live there, your town may have only one paved road; the rest is sand and gravel. You may be lucky to have a 12 X 50 rectangle of a house while your neighbor’s house is made of shipping pallets and tarps. You will have a black cistern for when the water truck stops by to fill it up. An outhouse usually accompanies each home. You can catch the bus into town where if you are lucky your job at the tire shop still exists. If you are fortunate enough to have some extra money left over you can deposit it at the bank, provided the local police don’t shake you down and accuse you some crime for which they are willing to overlook for payment. You may own your land, but the State owns all the rights.

It is understandable that this poverty-stricken population would desire to escape Mexico. It will always be the case.

For years and years we have heard about comprehensive immigration, “immigration policy is broken and must be fixed.” We have listened to it over and over and over.

If mere words written on paper were the answer, we would not have an illegal immigration issue. Even if the words, were powerful words, maybe even three syllable words, or words written by great legal minds, we would still have an immigration problem.

The U. S. Government will never be able to solve immigration because they can not correctly define the problem. The problem is not the impoverished population of Mexico who wants to escape. The problem is the corrupt MEXICAN GOVERNMENT!

The United States has attempted solutions. For the last 25 years, we have sent our wealth to Mexico in the form of trade deals such as NAFTA, only to see our prosperity weaken, and still, you can’t drink the water. Sending, even more, money and wealth will not solve the problem.

After good faith attempts have failed to help the Mexican Government and the population of Mexico, it is time to pursue an alternative solution.

“Build that wall!” A wall consisting of natural barriers, electronic barriers and yes, beautifully constructed physical barriers are needed to restrict the flow of illegal immigration.

The Year in Review According to Pear

It’s been about a year since I joined a group of type “A” personalities, known as ColoradoPols. My main purpose in joining was to see what the other side was saying about the election. Mostly it has been a beneficial experience. I was accused of joining to create mischief. If offering a different point of view is mischief, I’m guilty.

I’ve authored a few diaries that not unexpectedly been trashed by the regular crowd. As near as I can tell is there are 3 regular conservatives, and one Libertarian.The rest are far left activist. These activist use all of the tools in the left wing tool box to shut down any opposing view. The primary tool is the charge of racist, followed by bigot and the rest of the ________phobias. The new tools include traitor, comrade, Nazi, Fascist and others. Unfortunately for the Pols I was raised with the old nursery rhyme, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me”. Reguardless of the pejoratives used, they have not and will not have their intended impact. Mainly I have tried not to respond in kind, however there have been occasions that scream out for a low class response, I’m guilty.

The thing that surprises me the most is the strident and persistent hatred directed at people of faith. It appears if you want to have any credibility with the Pols you must denounce, mock and ridicule any form of faith. I doubt that this group represents the base of the Democratic Party as it pertains to people of faith. I wonder if any thought is given to the image the Pols present to casual Democrats surfing the internet, who happen to land on the site.

The Pols like to complain that Peak Politics doesn’t allow for anonymous post to right wing views. Why on earth would any web site want to be the home for the trash that is Colorado Pols. I suspect that a bunch of anonymous Pols spewing pejoratives is more entertaining and revenue generating than a dry discussion of policy.

Last Friday I had the opportunity to meet Mr.”V” or Voyager. We spent the next 2 hours talking about the challenges of life and our various backgrounds, maybe two minutes on politics. It was most enjoyable! Too bad we can’t engage with this type of discourse. I guess it is so much easier to call the other person an SOB when you can use an alias and an avatar. Doesn’t speak well for the human condition. That’s why I prefer dogs to people. But I will forever remain optimistic. Life is a numbers game, the numbers, or opportunities you engage with, the better chance of you have of finding the diamonds.

So to my Pol friends, you will remain my friends, whether you like it or not, until you prove in person you deserve otherwise.

Powerful Pear

Opportunity Missed

Opportunity Missed

Last night President Trump afforded the Democratic leadership an opportunity to reconnect with their base and the independents who had left the Democratic Party to vote for President Trump. Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi failed to grasp the opportunity in front of them.

Instead of bravely agreeing with common points of interest stated by President Trump, the Democratic leadership caved in to the activist mobs with the loudest voice who currently are the face of the Democratic Party. These two leaders would have nothing complementary to say about President Trumps message, even on points in which they agreed.

Moderate Democrats continue to distance themselves from the hysterical, radical movement of the Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Keith Ellison wing of the Democratic Party.

President Trumps common theme of standing with and for working people has wide support from Republicans, Independents, and moderate Democrats. Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO continues to support President Trump as do many other union organizations such as Teamsters, and the UAW. Of course the largest union organization, the Teachers Union, are active participants of the hysterical mob and will make sure no compromise is possible.

As more discord is sewn by the radical left and extremist Democrats, the traditional Democratic base will continue to identify as Independent or Republican.

Thank you President Trump for being an authentic agent of change.

It Feels Like Christmas

Today, it feels like Christmas. The gift we are given today is, once again we have access to liberty and freedom.

America says goodby to an angry President with a chip on his shoulder. A President that coned a hopeful population with platitudes of hope and change. You remember, “if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, if you like your plan you can keep your plan, premiums will go down by $2500, using chemical weapons would cross a red line, I heard about Hillary’s email server on the news, the police acted stupidly”, and it continues.

The President is leaving behind a world on fire. His opening world apology tour to Americas friends and foes set the tone that the teacher had left the building. In Iran, Obama stood aside as the democracy movement was crushed by the ayatollahs, and liberty was extinguished. In Iraq and Afganistán he signaled our lack of commitment by setting withdrawal dates. In Libya he allowed an incompetent Secretary of State turn it into as Islamic terror network. In Israel he interfered with the Israeli election process to defeat the Prime Minister. Obama and his current incompetent Sec of State supports a viscous group of terrorist that has a goal to kill all Jews. He resets the relationship with Russia and tells them he will be more flexible after the election, Russia takes him at his word and occupies The Crimea and sets up a cyber warfare capability aimed at America. The Chinese build fortress islands in the Pacific to threaten Taiwan and Japan. North Korea extends it nuclear offensive capabilities. Massive Islamic immigration is tearing apart the fabric of Europe.

This is the world and legacy of Obama. Now the Democrats want war with Russia because their poor candidate was defeated when voters were able to look behind the curtain and expose the massive corruption of the Clitons.

With our military depleted, down to pre WW11 levels, we are in great jeopardy from the evil that stocks the earth. The John McCain’s and Lindsey Graham types will stir the march to war. The body bags that return will be the legacy of a successful President Obama and the Democratic Party.

Today it feels like Christmas, tomorrow it will feel like cleaning up from, Pearl Harbor and 911.

Russian Hacking

Russian Hacking

Every news headline about the alleged Russian hacking includes the word “election”. In fact none of the hacking activities impacted the election. Individuals were the target of the hackers. Those individuals just so happen to have written about subjects they never intended to become public. Now that the tone and depth of deceit of their writings has been exposed, there is much consternation and demand to hold accountable those who disclosed/hacked, and punish the perpetuators/hackers.

What the American people have chosen to do is to punish the deceit. That punishment coincidently happens to be associated with the team of people associated with Hillary Clinton. It is really no different than the philanders who were caught by the hack on Ashley Madison and the subsequent public disclosure of their names. To be sure those spouses, friends and family have extracted their measure of punishment for the offending behavior. So it is with the American voter, they chose not to accept the behavior of Hillary Clinton and her team.

The Russians may or may not have been the hacker. The shocking part of this whole subject is the revelation there are “16 or 17” intelligence agencies! News organizations roll the number off the video or printed page without a single question of why are there 17 intelligence agencies. I wonder if the number was 173 agencies if it would have generated a question. This is a classic demonstration of essences of government. Government’s inherent focus is to get ever larger in every area in which they are given purview. President Trump is correct in proposing a shakeup of the organizational scope of the various agencies. It must be done and it must be done in every similar case throughout the Federal government. The “Big Foot” of budget savings, (waste, fraud and abuse) has seen but never captured, and it never will be with a typical politician. If you have studied basic organization, you will know about “silos”, and barriers they present to adopting change. Seventeen silos, of the same function, insanity. Waste of epic proportions. Think of the funds that could have been directed to………, you name the social program.

Thank You President Trump

Thank you President Trump for smacking down the foolish Republicans and saving the Ethics Office. At no time in the election cycle did I hear a complaint about members being investigated. If anything, more investigations are need of Democrats and Republicans. Better many frivolous investigation than a missed needed investigation. No secret votes ever! If members don’t like it don’t run for office. Make America Great and drain the swamp, on both sides.

The Teacher Is In The Building

The Teacher Is In The Building

Oh those great and wonderful days of High School. I think it is safe to say that the majority of us delighted on the days our regular teacher was out and we had a substitute teacher. He/she did their best to appear concerned as they put a reel on the projector to deliver the lesson for the day. Generally the class paid no attention to the substitute and proceed to enjoy the next 55 minutes harassing each other and doing/saying anything they wanted to. The teacher was not in the building.

So it is with America, our teacher has been out of the building for soon to be 8 years. In those 8 years a series of substitutes have failed to maintain order in the international classroom. Those pesky rebellious students have, stolen jobs, destroyed economies, installed mass murders as heads of state, conducted ethnic cleansing, and are getting their nifty science project, (nuclear bombs) ready for show and tell.

Now that the school board has hired a new principal to make education great again, the students are pooping their pants at the thought of moving forward and graduating. Living in the basement is sooooooooooo comfortable.

Democrats and their best chums the Chi-Coms and other despots are craping their pants because the teacher is back in the building. It has happened before, it has happed now and will happen again as Democrats side with their Communist and totalitarian buds. Just as Ted Kennedy wrote to the Russians that the Democrats would do all they could to limit the danger of Reagan, and Obama told the Russians he would be more flexible after the election, and relations were restored with Castro Cuba, and the Muslim Brotherhood was granted legitimacy and many more examples. The students have had their 8 years.

Democrats lack the core values of liberty and freedom so it is understandable for them to live in fear of what someone might say or what someone might do in order to maintain their social/political status. The threat of the Chi-Coms being angry is enough to send Democrats to safe places and protest, that strength overcomes fear. We see what the world looks like when the substitutes only appear to be concerned.

A Pox On John Elway

A POX ON JOHN ELWAY

Tim Tebow has new book out and is making the circuit on cable promoting his story. His story is one of shame for John Elway and the NFL. After taking over the Bronco’s Elway trades Tebow, brings in Manning and drafts Osweiler to back up Manning. Now I can understand taking advantage of Manning at that point in time but to trade a player who had the number one selling jersey in the NFL, won a playoff game, and was team motivator, made Bronco football exciting, made no sense at all. The real reason for the trade was Tebow’s overt expression of his faith which was too much for Elway to have to deal with. The NFL along with marginal, talking head quarter back, Boomer Esiason savaged Tebow for his faith and allowed the NFL and its owners cover, to engage in ethnic cleansing of Tebow from the NFL.

So Tebow a class human being is driven from the NFL, while the reprobate Colin Kaepernick is held up as a pillar of free speech and protest. The values of Kaepernick, a Castro loving, police hating, non-voter, who doesn’t have 1/10th of the character of Tebow, who is able to keep his job, should be an irremovable stain on the NFL and its owners and John Elway in particular.

California and San Francisco deserve Kaepernick and the values he promotes.