Friday, October 31, 2014

Mitch McConnell; A Liar, A Hypocrite, A Statist

Mitch McConnell has been in the United States Senate for 30 years and is running for re-election again for his 6th consecutive term.  He is a career politician and he is a liberal Democrat who runs under the guise of being a Republican (the R is meaningless, it should be a D, like his Liberty Score).  MITCH MCCONNELL IS NO REPUBLICAN. McConnell is the quintessential RINO Republican.  He is now on the verge of being the Senate Majority Leader, which makes me sick to my stomach!!

I would like to point out that Mitch McConnell is a bald faced liar and a hypocrite!

In July, 2012 (as reported in the liberal Huffington Post), "Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appeared on "Fox News Sunday," highlighting how the court's language paved the way for a simple majority to erase Obamacare's individual mandate. 'The Chief Justice said it's a tax,' McConnell said. 'Taxes are clearly what we call reconcilable. That's the kind of measure that can be pursued with 51 votes in the Senate.'"  Then, Mitch McConnell said in July, 2012 "Repeal of ObamaCare will be the first item up in the Senate if I am Majority Leader. Our goal will be to get it off the books. In my view, it is the single worst piece of legislation that has been passed in modern times …Just because the Supreme Court has decided it is constitutional doesn't mean it’s the right thing to do …What I can tell you with certainty is that there is no higher priority with me, and the presidential candidate [Mitt Romney] has made it perfectly clear that he would sign any repeal legislation that we sent to him."

Please pay close attention.  Mitch McConnell said that since ObamaCare is a tax (which is what the Supreme Court wrongly stated in their opinion), that repealing the ObamaCare law can be done by a simple majority in the Senate of 51 votes.  Got it?  Only 51 votes will be needed to repeal ObamaCare.  He promised to repeal the law when he was made majority leader.  There would be no higher priority to McConnell than to repeal ObamaCare and get it off the books!  That is what he said! So the House would vote to repeal and the Senate would vote with 51 votes (or more) and the law would be repealed Obama veto possible, it would end and be repealed forever with both the House and Senate votes!!!  Simple, right?

Fast forward to October 28, 2014 (as reported in The Conservative Review).  " an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, McConnell said that a GOP Senate lacks the ability to repeal Obamacare because Republicans will not have 60 Senate seats. 'It would take 60 votes in the Senate. No one thinks we’re going to have 60 Republicans, and it would take a presidential signature,' McConnell said. 'I’d like to put the Senate Democrats in the position of voting on the most unpopular parts of this law and see if we can put it on the president’s desk.'"

What?  Which is it?  Is it 51 votes?  Is it 60 votes?  Mitch McConnell is a liar and a hypocrite! Mitch McConnell never had any intention to repeal ObamaCare!  He is a big government Statist and wants the power and control the ObamaCare law offers to him as the soon-to-be Senate majority leader.  Remember the fraud that was perpetrated to get ObamaCare passed?  Here is a Forbes article to remind you how the Democrats convulsed to get this law passed unconstitutionally!  Then, the United States Supreme Court upheld the law unconstitutionally!  Yet Mitch McConnell will do no convulsing to repeal the law.  He is a liar and a hypocrite and a liberal Democrat.  Feel free to read this Senate Conservatives article to find out all the gory details of this failed hypocrite and career politician that we are stuck with!  We may even be better off with Harry Reid!

I think I'm sitting out this November 4 election in complete disgust of everything political...I cannot bring myself to vote for any person or question due to the fraud, lying, and hypocrisy that drapes everything in this election...Mitch McConnell and the Republicans that support him are contemptible human beings!!!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

African Americans Speak The Truth

Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward recently went on the record with Rebel Pundit to deliver a message to black communities across the country.  But, I think it is a great message for all American communities regardless of race, creed, or gender!  Watch this amazing and powerful video:


Constitutional Crisis Is Fast Approaching

Barack Hussein Obama has been delaying and putting off many major policies until after the upcoming November 4 mid-term elections.  This was done to avoid his terrible Marxist policies from hurting his fellow Democrats.  Remember, major elements of ObamaCare have already been illegally delayed until after this election.  That ObamaCare bomb is set to go off soon, but not before November 4th passes.  But other, more serious, bombs will soon go off, some that should (must) cause a constitutional crisis caused by our tyrannical President. Yet, Obama has already committed innumerable impeachable offenses, so what is the big deal?  Well, my friend, the big deal is the nullification of Congress, the end of separation of powers, and the final usurping of the United States Constitution in exchange for presidential dictatorship.  The very foundation of this great Republic is on the verge of collapse.  Does this crisis no longer matter to Americans?

Mr. Charles Lipson is a professor of political science and director of the Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security at the University of Chicago.  He wrote an excellent opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, which I've included an excerpt below. This is a timely and well-written piece on the approaching constitutional crisis that Barack Hussein Obama will undoubtedly unleash upon our Republic.  Mr. Lipson's below list made me so angry at Obama and his criminal administration, but also angry at the Congressional Democrats and the Congressional Republicans that do nothing but let it all happen under their noses.  I beg you to carefully read each and every paragraph and share this Wall Street Journal opinion piece with your friends and family:
1) Immigration. How many millions will the president let in? On what terms? One hint: The Department of Homeland Security recently ordered more than four million green cards and visas for next year and says it might order another 29 million for future years. The cards would give immigrants who are here illegally the right to continue living and working in the U.S. legally—and perhaps receive a variety of federal and state benefits. Should the president unilaterally issue these cards, there will be a brutal debate over the wisdom of this policy, whether it extends to welfare benefits, and whether the president has the constitutional authority to issue so many cards without specific congressional approval. 
2) The next U.S. attorney general. The president wants a crusader on progressive causes and a reliable firewall to protect him, just as Eric Holder has done. Rumor has it that he wants Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who has been the point man on racial preferences.  Mr. Perez’s most controversial, and constitutionally questionable, position is his support for “disparate impact” as a measure of discrimination. According to this theory, if fewer blacks or Hispanics are hired than their percentage of the “relevant” population, then the employer must have discriminated, even if all hiring procedures were fair and racially neutral. If the president nominates Mr. Perez, expect a nasty confirmation fight. Even if the president nominates someone less controversial, tough hearings are almost certain. 
3) Keystone XL Pipeline. Given his druthers, the president almost certainly would prefer to kill this project and appease his environmentalist supporters. But he won’t do that before the final votes are tallied for Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu , who is running for re-election. She is in favor of the project, and her campaign hinges on the perception that, as chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, she actually affects policy. 
4) Bergdahl. The Pentagon has completed a long-delayed report on Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl but won’t tell us what it says. Sgt. Bergdahl walked away from his unit in Afghanistan, was taken in by the Taliban, and was finally swapped for five Taliban leaders who were detained at Guantanamo Bay. If Sgt. Bergdahl is found to have deserted his post, the report will be bad news for the White House. People will ask why the president gave up so much for a turncoat and why the president held a Rose Garden celebration to mark Sgt. Bergdahl’s return. 
5) Iraq and Syria. No one knows what the president will do with regard to Islamic State; in fact, it is now virtually impossible to tell who our “friends” are since America’s opposition to ISIS, a Sunni group, makes the U.S. effectively a partner of its Shiite opponents in Tehran and Damascus. The Saudis, who lead the Sunni coalition, are livid and wonder if the U.S. has switched sides in the Persian Gulf, flipping from its longtime partnership with Saudi Arabia to a de facto one with Iran. Everyone wonders what the president’s strategy really is and whether he will stick to it after the election. 
6) Iran. This is the big enchilada. If the president cuts a major deal on Iran’s nuclear-weapons program—which will surely include major concessions on U.S. economic sanctions, he will face a storm of controversy among the public and on Capitol Hill. Worse, Mr. Obama might refuse to submit the deal to Congress, claiming that it is an agreement and not a treaty requiring Senate approval. That could generate a true constitutional crisis. The crucial actor here is Sen. Robert Menendez , the tough-minded New Jersey Democrat and Foreign Relations Committee chairman. Sen. Menendez’s position is vital because Majority Leader Harry Reid will give the president a pass, as he has for six years. Sen. Reid’s genuflection to the White House raises serious issues because it fundamentally undermines James Madison’s vision of how the Constitution limits overweening government power.

The problem, as the Founders saw it, is to prevent the president or Congress from acquiring unchecked power, as they will inevitably try to do. The solution was to divide powers between the executive and the legislature and hope that they would be constrained by countervailing institutional interests. But Harry Reid is a “party man,” not a “Senate man.” The question is whether Sen. Menendez and perhaps other senior Democrats with strong foreign-policy credentials, such as New York Sen. Charles Schumer and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, will break ranks with Sen. Reid and the White House. 
All of these matters have been high-profile and potentially deeply divisive. That is precisely why the White House is postponing any announcements. When the administration finally does speak, it will unleash a political storm, even if Democrats hold the Senate. If Republicans win, those winds will reach hurricane force, since the president will likely try to ram everything through a lame-duck Congress. If that happens, consider boarding up the windows.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MA Congressional Delegation Gets An "F"

I stumbled across a great website to easily view your Senator or Representative's conservative voting history.  The site is and it grades members of Congress on the top 50 votes over the past six years (they call it The Liberty Score™).   The rolling six-year window shows a more accurate picture of a lawmaker's performance than traditional one or two-year scoring methods.  The score is expressed as a percentage and a traditional grade.  You can sign up for free and the site is extremely user friendly!!!

Top conservatives in the Senate are Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul.  No surprise there!

House Speaker John Boehner is graded "F" because he is not really a conservative or a Republican.  He is really a liberal Democrat!

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (who wishes to be Senate President next week) is graded "D" because he is not really a conservative or a Republican.  He is also a liberal Democrat!

Other Fox News stars (shoved down our throats sideways) like John McCain and Lindsey Graham are also graded "F".  Both of them are also liberal Democrats!

If you are a Republican and your grade is less than "B" (i.e. "C", "D", or "F"), then you are not really a Republican.  You are just another Marxist/Socialist Statist and you should be a registered Democrat!

How about our illustrious Senators and House Representative here in Somerset, MA (Bristol County)?  Well, all three are dismal liberal Communists with an average score of 13.7% and all are graded "F".  Vladimir Lenin's score was 22% for comparison (that is a joke)....

Again, there is no hope here in Somerset, MA, no hope for Massachusetts, and no hope for the entire Country!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Contemptible Democrats; The Republic Is Lost

I'm nearly at a loss to describe my contempt for the liberal Democrats that are ruining America by all means available.  Three recent stories come to mind...

Hillary Clinton was recently in Boston, MA campaigning for the Marxist Martha Coakley when she stated this complete and utter nonsense:  Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.  You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’ that has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly. You know, one of the things my husband says when people say ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington,’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic....’ and then followed laughs and applause from the stupid sheep and herd in the audience.  Read/view the story here if you have a strong stomach for ignorance and liberals....apparently by these remarks, Hillary believes that corporations and businesses do not create jobs in America (news to me).  Since Hillary is a left-wing Statist ideologue (like her ultra-perverted and ultra-misogynist husband), only the government can create jobs....sickening.

Did you hear about the ex-CBS reporter (Sharyl Attkisson) whose computer was hacked and bugged by the United States government?  Some "government-related entity" planted classified documents on her computer so charges could be brought against her or her sources if need be.  The CIA or NSA or some governmental spy agency planted a Trojan Horse on her computer which monitored her every keystroke and gave the federal government unlimited access to her Skype account, emails, passwords, and financial accounts.  She was trying to unravel the cover-up on the Benghazi attacks and the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal, but the criminal enterprise that is the Obama Administration put an end to that.  Go read all about the United States federal government nullifying the 1st Amendment to the Constitution by sneaky and underhanded crimes against the media and press.  Please compare and contrast this Obama Administration with the Nixon Administration at your leisure.  

I often wonder why does the media protect Barack Hussein Obama?  I'll never know nor will I ever understand.

Finally, this is the most disturbing news story I've heard in quite some time:  Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens?  Simply stated, will illegal aliens illegally vote in such great numbers to skew the election to Democrats and give Democrats (and Harry Reid) control over the Senate again?  The scientific study concluded the following:  We find that some non-citizens participate in U.S. elections, and that this participation has been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes, and Congressional elections. Non-citizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress.  As I write this, thousands upon thousands of illegal aliens have crossed the southern border in 2014 and our criminal president will soon grant amnesty to millions of them.  Will these people, these non-citizens, these illegal aliens vote in eight days to get Democrats control over the US Senate again?  Was that Obama's plan all along?  I submit to you it happened before and it will likely happen again.  Perhaps it will happen next week!

Our great Republic is lost.  If you are voting for Democrats, you are contemptible and a co-conspirator to the demise of the Republic.  It is as simple as that...


Monday, October 27, 2014

United States Debt in One Year

On October 18, 2013 (just a little more than one year ago), the national United States debt breached $17 trillion to $17,075,590,107,963 for the first time ever!

Today on October 27, 2014 (374 days later), the national United States debt is $17,889,822,688,116 and on the cusp of breaching $18 trillion very soon!

For those counting, this is an $814,232,580,153 (about 814 billion dollars) increase during this time period of 374 days.  That is alarming, but even more alarming is the below information:  

  • We are adding $2,177,092,460 (2.2 billion dollars) to the national debt every single day
  • We are adding $90,712,186 (90.7 million dollars) to the national debt every single hour
  • We are adding $1,511,870 (1.5 million dollars) to the national debt every single minute
  • We are adding $25,198 (25 thousand dollars) to the national debt every single second

So as I write this blog post, every second that passes is another $25,000 added to the national debt!  $25,000 every single second of the day!!!

By my projections, the United States will breach 18 trillion dollars sometime on December 16, 2014.  That is just 50 or so days away when America will breach 18 trillion dollars in debt.

If we keep spending and borrowing at current levels, the United States will breach 20 trillion dollars sometime on June 22, 2017.   We will breach 25 trillion dollars in just nine years (slated for October 5, 2023).  Wondering when we will hit 30 trillion?  Well, at current spending and borrowing levels, 30 trillion debts will hit on January 18, 2030!!!

We are eight days from the mid-term elections and none of the candidates, politicians, or mainstream media are speaking of the alarming growth of the national debt.  No one talks about it at all; it is the proverbial elephant in the room.  This debt is what will eventually sink and destroy America, yet it is never discussed seriously by Congress or the President.

Couple this with the fact the Federal government surpassed 3 trillion dollars in tax revenue for fiscal year 2014 as reported by The Daily Signal.  So, the Federal government took in 3.021 trillion dollars in revenue (17.5% of GDP), yet still realized a deficit of 483 billion dollars!! Again, no one talks about this at all; it is the elephant in the room.

This is the ignored plague that will implode the United States of America.  The question is not if we will destroy ourselves, but when we will destroy ourselves...


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Freedom Of Speech Under Attack

Freedom of speech is under assault by the left.  The Statists, Socialists, and Marxists (i.e. Democrats) want to curtail free speech and nullify the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution. 

Three Liberal Democratic-backed members of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), including FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel, said she will lead a push next year to invent and enforce new rules and regulations to limit free speech on the Internet, including free speech on blogs (including this blog), YouTube video postings, and Drudge.  The liberals would also target Facebook and Twitter postings and virtually any other Internet site where a person can exercise their free speech online.  Ravel stated "A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the Internet and other emerging technologies is long overdue."  Read the story on Breitbart, The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, and this Fox News video.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.  

The First Amendment (cited above) guarantees our freedoms concerning speech, religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition the government.  It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.  This is the 1st Amendment to the Constitution and is part of the Bill of Rights.  Freedom of speech is the foundation of a functioning (and functional) democracy, and the government (and FEC) shouldn't use the law (or bureaucratic rules and regulations) to stifle legitimate free expression and legitimate free speech.

You see, the really smart masterminds of the government will move to regulate free speech and nullify the 1st Amendment.  The government will stymie the content of blogs, Facebook postings, Twitter postings and anything else posted on the Internet.  The government will regulate speech to content acceptable to the government masterminds.  Of course, that is not freedom that is tyranny.  That is despotism!  This is what Communist China does to control thought and control their people.

Will Americans allow this attack on freedom or will Americans stand up for freedom and liberty of the sovereign individual?


Friday, October 24, 2014

Amnesty Tyranny Is Fast Approaching

Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said President Barack Obama will take "aggressive executive action" on immigration, which Perez said will bring about more "shared prosperity" Breitbart reports.  Additionally, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun (also reported by Breitbart).  The Hill also reports there is considerable angst over President Obama's post-election plans on immigration which is growing amid revelations that the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued a procurement request for as many as 34 million work permits and green cards following Obama's impending illegal executive action.....

Obama conveniently won't do anything until after November 4.  Remember, Obama illegally delayed major portions of the ObamaCare law until after the November 4 elections.   You see his ideas are so great and wonderful for America that he has to delay them to protect his liberal Democrat cronies in Congress.  'You know what' will hit the fan during the lame duck session of Congress.  You can also count on the Republicans to do absolutely nothing about it.

How will there be "shared prosperity" when millions upon millions of non-assimilated people are unilaterally and illegally granted amnesty by Obama?  Many of these people are illiterate in English and illiterate in their own native language.  Many of these people possess no job skills.  Many of these people will simply begin collecting various forms of welfare and hand-outs (food stamps, ObamaCare, Medicaid, etc.) further burdening America.  So, I believe the "shared prosperity" Secretary Perez is talking about is sharing our hard earned tax dollars with millions upon millions of people that have come across our southern border illegally.  

You see, this is just the fundamental change of America that Obama desires.  It is time for Americans to "share the wealth" with the rest of the world and be a "good neighbor" to our "friends" down south.  It is time for Americans to stop being greedy and open up your hearts and minds (and wallets) to those that are less fortunate.  Obama has decreed open borders and will soon decree amnesty upon millions of people that took advantage of the open borders.  These people have no intent to join the American work force...they will join the gravy train of welfare and hand-outs.  They will share in America's prosperity by collecting government checks paid by you and disgraceful!

This may very well be the straw that breaks the camel's back....


Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Ignored Plague Will Remain...

Do you think your vote counts?  Are you one of the naive people who really think that going to the voting booth will effectuate the change you desire personally?  Well, you are completely wrong...actually you are much more naive than I thought.  You are like a silly teenager...

I've been hearing how the Republicans will win big on November 4.  The Republican Party is so happy that they will secure the House again and win over the Senate from the decrepit and senile Harry Reid.  They are already celebrating their victory of having John Boehner and Mitch McConnell as their Congressional leaders to thwart Barack Hussein Obama.

But having Boehner and McConnell in charge will change absolutely nothing in the federal government!  They have already announced they will do nothing to repeal ObamaCare and they have already announced plans to pass a massive omnibus spending bill.  They will allow Obama to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens by executive tyranny and will do nothing to protect America's southern border.  In fact, they have already surrendered completely to the will of Obama, despite their looming victory.  

Have you noticed the Republicans are only winning because the Democrats are losers?  It is only a default win because it is only a vote against Obama (versus a vote for Republicans). You have two choices (pick one):  
  1. Big Statist/Marxist Politician (denoted with D) or 
  2. Small Statist/Marxist Politician (denoted with R)    
These Republicans stand for absolutely nothing at all.  They have no stance, no platform, no beliefs, no ideology, and no leadership.  But since they are the "opposing" party to Obama (choice #2), they win only by default.  I maintain, though, there is really no real difference between Democrats and regardless, it doesn't matter who you vote for or the end, they are really all the same...

Once Boehner and McConnell take charge, the massive 4th branch of the federal government will continue to churn like an insatiable porn star.  The EPA will continue on as if nothing changed in the government.  The IRS will continue on as if nothing changed. The numerous and massive bureaucracies and regulatory agencies will be unaffected and will continue to grow and eat America's pie at alarming rates.  The 4th branch of the federal government has been institutionalized into America's governmental system and is outside of democracy and change...  

Once Boehner and McConnell take charge, the ubiquitous judicial branch of the federal government will continue to erode the Constitution and individual rights.  The judicial branch made up of Marxist ideologues in the federal courts and the Supreme Court will deem and declare at will and will be unaffected by the change in leadership.  The judiciary also remains outside of democracy and change....

Thus, the ignored plague of massive, iron-fisted, federal government will remain unchanged with a Republican win on November 4, 2014.  America is in a post-constitutional era where democracy is nullified and the federal government will never cease growing in size or dimension.  

Your silly vote doesn't matter, the government exists whether you want it or not...the Statist made sure of that over the past 100 years...


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Massachusetts Next Statist Governor

I was flipping the channel last night and came across the Charlie Baker/Martha Coakley debate on C-Span.  It didn't take me long to quickly change the channel out of bad air and nausea caused by listening to another radical left ideologue running for high office in Massachusetts.  Of course, the people of this Commonwealth will vote her into office, which goes without saying.  

This is what made me turn the channel in absolute disgust of Martha Coakley:

When asked about illegal aliens being allowed to obtain MA driver's licenses, Martha summarily said "Yes" illegal aliens should be allowed to obtain MA driver's licenses.  Martha will support allowing illegal aliens (people here illegally) to obtain MA driver's licenses!

When asked about illegal aliens being allowed to obtain taxpayer subsidized in-state tuition at MA colleges and universities, Martha summarily said "Yes" illegal aliens should be allowed to get taxpayer subsidized in-state tuition at MA schools.  Martha will support allowing illegal aliens (people here illegally) to get taxpayer subsidized in-state tuition at MA colleges and universities!

I could not stomach any more of Martha's radical left blather.  She reminds me too much of Senator Warren (now I feel sick again).  How does MA accomplish breeding such radical left Socialists and Marxists in such a relatively small state?  

The politicians MA keeps voting into office are repulsive and repugnant.  I detest Martha Coakley and those that support her, like Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset) and Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport).  With this cycle of contemptible politicians, there is absolutely no hope for our Commonwealth!!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Somerset's Anti-Capitalism Development Committee

Just a few comments about Somerset's useless and detrimental Economic Development Committee.....

This group, comprised of over a dozen citizens, has been meeting regularly over the past 10 months on a volunteer basis.  Despite their regular meetings and efforts, Somerset residents have seen absolutely no progress on economic development in Somerset.  In fact, during this time, Staples departed Somerset, a quarter of a million dollars in back taxes is owed by the Dump on the Taunton owner, and Brayton Point will shutter soon.  There is no economic development in Somerset....none....

What irks me (actually it pisses me off) to no end is the constant and unrelenting left wing, Socialistic, anti-capitalism climate change nonsense spoken by their Chairman.  The Chairman is clearly not a free market capitalist, the Chairman clearly does not support laissez-faire capitalism and the Chairman clearly does not support and defend individual private property rights in a free market economy.  The Chairman of Somerset's Economic Development Committee is actually a left wing ideologue that supports the iron fist of big government to crush big and small business alike.  He does not believe in free market capitalism (i.e. freedom) and he has a penchant for Socialism and Marxism.  How did Somerset end up with a Marxist to head up the Economic Development Committee?  Baffles the mind!!!

How dare I say the Chairman is a Socialist and a Marxist!  

Well, the truth and facts speak for themselves!  The Chairman has invited a Marxist climate change kook hack (i.e. a kook lawyer) from the Conservation Law Foundation's clean energy and climate change program to discuss the future dismal options for Somerset's soon-to-be-defunct power plants (as if she actually owned them).   Her bio states:  "Shanna Cleveland is a Staff Attorney working to advance climate protection through promoting effective legislation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and initiatives aimed at reducing reliance on fossil fuels...  etc."  Her Twitter account is savethepenguins which says it all....

The lawyer and environmental activist our Marxist Chairman invited has played a key role in promoting pseudo-science advocacy, hype, and hysteria in New England.  This lawyer the Socialist Chairman is bringing in has fought, tooth and nail, both Brayton Point and Montaup with costly litigation forcing them to close up their plants (apparently to save those penguins).  Now she swoops into Somerset to lecture us about her Marxist and Socialist principles at the invite of her Marxist friends in Somerset!  Need I remind you of this past Toxics Action story?  Here are some other stories:

October 19, 2014 Herald News Story
August 7, 2014 The Spectator Story
August 14, 2014 Herald News Story
April 13, 2014 Herald News Story

The message is clear to me.  This so-called Economic Development Committee is an oxymoron.  It is really the anti-business, anti-capitalism, anti-development, anti-economy committee hell bent on crushing Somerset residents to death!  The Chairman of our anti-business development committee is bringing in a true anti-business, anti-capitalist Socialist to lecture Somerset residents on pseudo-science and what to do with property she doesn't own.  Thanks, but no thanks...

With these people in charge of economic development for Somerset, we may as well go into state receivership now and save ourselves the trouble of waiting for complete collapse...

I also have a reading assignment for the Chairman and this so-called Somerset Economic Development Committee:  Please read Ayn Rand's Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal and Milton Friedman's Free To Choose:  A Personal Statement so you can understand how free-market capitalism actually works in the real world...


Monday, October 20, 2014

The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

I came across this wonderful little novella or novel (tough to describe it) called "The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge" by Rainer Maria Rilke.  It is his only novel (published in 1910) and it is described as an autobiographical novel.  There is really no rhyme, reason, or order to the novel other than deep existential concerns with imminent death and individualism and the self.  Malte roams around seeing the death and decay in every person he sees.  He sees single identity expunged in favor of the herd masses.  Conformity is the highest goal in the modern age.  The herd mass (democracy, voters) replaces the individual.  The herd is virtuous while the individual is mocked and trampled upon.  It is more than that as well.  It is perhaps infinitely more than that...

I was particularly struck by the following excerpt which sheds light on the falsity or falseness of people toward one-another and one's self.  To put on airs about one's self in public and in private.  To be false or untrue to your true being, your true singleness as a sovereign individual...that individual.  The travesty is not only the falseness of you as it is perceived by everyone else, but the falseness of you as perceived by you.  You have become the falsity and shed your true self....  
I never realized how many faces there are. There are lots of people but still more faces, for everyone has several. There are people who wear a face for years, of course it wears out, gets dirty, cracks in the folds, stretches like a glove one has worn on a journey. Those are thrifty, simple people: they don’t change it, they don’t even have it cleaned. It’s good enough, they maintain, and who can convince them otherwise? The question does arise, since they have several faces, what do they do with the others? They keep them in reserve. Their children will get to wear them. But it also happens that their dogs wear them when they go out. And why not? Face is face. Other people put on their faces with uncanny rapidity, one after the other, and wear them all out. At first it seems to them as if they would have them forever, but they are barely forty and this one is already the last. That of course has its tragic side. They are not used to taking care of faces, they run through their last one in a week, there are holes in it, in many places it is as thin as paper, and then slowly what’s underneath emerges, the not-face, and they walk around with that.
How about the inner self, the inner individual, the inner me (that terribly ugly shell of a house that is me)?  It only has one wall remaining, you can see right into it (one can see right through it so to speak), you can see what was there in the inner side of this person.  Rilke describes this house (one's self) as repulsive, dirty, dusty, barely standing, moldy, smelly and decrepit (the good spots were covered by mirrors and pictures and were hidden all those years you existed). Only one wall remained standing in this house, and when Malte recognized it, he ran away from it (fear and loathing that it was him; Malte was looking at himself inwardly). I cannot possibly unravel the deepness of this passage, so I won't even attempt it:
Will people believe that such houses exist? No, they will say I’m making it up. This time it is true, nothing left out, of course nothing added, either. Where would I have got it from? One knows that I am poor. One knows it. Houses? But, to be precise, they were houses that were no longer there. Houses that had been torn down from top to bottom. What was there were the other houses that had stood beside them, high neighboring houses. They were obviously in danger of collapsing since everything next door had been removed, for a whole scaffolding of long, tarred tree-masts had been rammed diagonally between the exposed walls and the area of debris on the ground. I don’t know whether I have already said that these are the walls I mean. But not the outer wall of the houses still standing (as one would have had to assume), but the interior wall of the former houses. One saw its inner side. One saw on the various floors the walls of rooms to which the wallpaper still clung, here and there the stump of a floor or ceiling. Beside the walls of the rooms there was along the entire wall a dirty white space, through which crawled in indescribably repulsive, worm-soft, so to speak digesting movements the open, rust-spotted gutter of lavatory pipes. Of the paths taken by illuminating gas gray, dusty spaces remained at the edge of the ceilings, and here and there they bent around quite unexpectedly on the floor and ran into the colored wall and into a hole that was black and had been ruthlessly punched out. But the most unforgettable things were the walls themselves. The tenacious life of these rooms had not let itself be stamped out. It was still there, it hung on the remaining nails, it stood on the hand’s breadth of floor that was left, it had shriveled into the stubs of the corners, where there was still a little bit of interior space. One could see it in the paint that had slowly, year after year, transformed this space: blue into moldy green, green into gray, and yellow into an old, stale white that was putrefying. But it was also in the fresher places that had been preserved behind mirrors, pictures, and cupboards, for it had drawn and redrawn their outlines and had also, along with spiders and dust, been in these hidden places that now lay exposed. It was in every scraped-off strip, it was in the damp bubbles at the bottom edge of the wallpaper, it fluttered in the hanging shreds and sweated from the nasty spots that had formed long ago. And from these walls that had been blue, green, and yellow, framed by the trusses of the destroyed inner walls, the air of these lives stood out, the tenacious, sluggish, moldy air that no wind had yet dispersed. There remained the noons and the illnesses and the exhalations of the smoke of years, and the sweat that breaks out in the armpits and makes clothes heavy, and the bad breath of mouths and the oily smell of yeasty feet. In it remained the sharpness of urine and the burning of soot and gray potato odor and the heavy, smooth stink of rancid fat. The sweet, long smell of neglected infants was in it, and the odor of fear from children going off to school, and the sultriness from the beds of pubescent boys. And much had mingled with all this that had risen from below, from the abyss of the narrow, transpirating street, and other smells that had trickled down from above with the rain, which over cities is not clean. And many had been brought by the weak, tame house-winds that always stay in the same street, and there were many other odors whose origin one did not know. I said, didn’t I, that all the walls had been pulled down except for the last? Now this is the wall I have been speaking about all this time. One will say that I stood before it for a long while; but I will take an oath on it that as soon as I recognized the wall I began to run. For that is the terrible thing, that I recognized it. I recognize all these things here, and that is why it enters me so readily: it is at home in me.

I will continue to read this novel over and over again....


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Karl Rove: A Deceptive Boob

Remember when, not too long ago, there were no weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq?  Remember how the left and the mainstream media were all over Bush and Cheney about no WMDs found in Iraq and the Iraqi war was all for nothing?  Remember all of the marching in the streets? Ask anyone and they would say the Iraqi war was all for nothing since no WMDs were found!  Bush lied and troops died was the slogan chanted!  People were marching in the streets about this!  It was all over the news nearly 10 years ago and it virtually ruined the Bush presidency (which wasn't hard to do).

Now it is coming out that there were actual WMDs and it was Fox News' Karl Rove that covered up the whole story!  I beg you to read this The Daily Beast story and this NY Times story about how 'the architect' Karl Rove (Fox News poster boy fool) covered up the truth from the American people and our military personnnel!   This dope Karl Rove is the moron that is on Fox News nonstop, pushed by every single Fox News host as some political genius with a whiteboard.  Karl Rove is a liar, Karl Rove is a dishonest weasel, Karl Rove has impeached himself of all credibility!  If Fox News puts this guy on the air again, Fox News will impeach themselves of all credibility (not that they had any to begin with).

I would also like to call your attention to this AP story about Saddam Hussein's weapons grade uranium (a 2008 story).  There was a massive amount of WMDs in Iraq, including nuclear bomb making material, and it is all coming to light now after all these deceptive years!!!

The lies, the dishonesty, the deception, the deceit, the propaganda, and the duplicity of these politicians, this federal government, this Fox News company, this boob Karl Rove is totally breathtaking and stupefying!  I'm speechless!!!  Who can we believe???


Friday, October 17, 2014

The Ebola Political Lightning Rod

Barack Hussein Obama sickens me.  His naming an "Ebola Czar" as an extreme left-wing, political bureaucrat is the lowest of the low.  With this political appointment, Ebola will become instantly politicized.  Consider who Ron Klain is:  
  • Former chief of staff to the dumbest VP and dumbest Senator in history, the esteemed moron Joe Biden
  • Former chief of staff to the global warming idiot Al Gore
  • Headed up Al Gore's efforts during the Florida re-count to steal the presidency illegally
  • Supervisor of the stimulus fund allocations (i.e. the Socialist redistribution of wealth to the crony-capitalists)
  • He is a political hack bureaucrat with absolutely no medical training and he has never worked in the health care industry in any capacity
What am I missing?  This is the Ebola Czar?  This guy has no qualifications to be anything but a political hack for the Democrats.  It is yet another layer of unnecessary government in a government already inundated in useless layer upon layer.  Millions upon millions of dollars spent on the CDC, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, etc. but that is not enough.  Another layer must be thrown on top for millions upon millions more spent.  

Ron Klain was appointed for one reason and one reason only:  to politicize Ebola in favor of Democrats ahead of the mid-term elections.  What does that mean specifically?  I have no idea, but watch how this unfolds over the next three weeks.  Watch how Ebola becomes politicized by the left.  Obama will never allow a crisis to go to waste politically.  Ebola will be utilized as a political lightning rod and the dumb herd voters will soon blame Republicans for Ebola entering the United States.  Voting Republican will soon be equated with voting for Ebola.  The masses will be manipulated...  

Farfetched?  We will soon see....


An End and a Beginning

A simple and logical if/then statement can be so deep and provocative.  Dostoevsky wrote: "If God does not exist, then everything is permitted."  The converse also follows: "If everything is permitted, then God does not exist."  If one truly follows the consequences of this if/then axiom, perhaps we'd be lead to a universal madness...or perhaps it would be both an end and a beginning...or perhaps you would simply say "I believe"..."I have faith" and think all is not permitted because of your faith in some otherworldly being.

One seemingly cannot offer any empirical proof of God. One can believe that such a being exists (as many people insist), but one cannot offer another any proof of this actual existence. There is no proof, there is no evidence. It is nowhere to be found on earth. One's belief is based solely upon their personal faith that God exists. This belief and this so called personal faith is simply in one's mind and one's consciousness with no outside proof or empirical evidence to justify the thought. One simply believes because one was inclined to believe.  One simply has faith because one was inclined to have faith. It is a personal statement of one's outlook upon existence, but when reduced to its base elements, it is personal faith alone and nothing else.

We have reached the point now where it is only one's personal faith in God that separates her from Dostoevsky's anarchy (i.e. everything is permitted).  Perhaps we have been at this point all along throughout our own lives.  It is dangerous point.  It is fragile.  It is unknown. One could sway either way.  We are on a tightrope across a great abyss and the unknown lurks below.  

With the personal faith, universal law permeates all things.  Without the personal faith, universal madness encompasses everything.  But is it the end or is it a beginning?  Is it really madness or just the unknown?  Perhaps these old morals from this dead God are no longer applicable to us. Perhaps we are in need of new morals, not passed down from some figment of our imagination, but based upon existence itself? New morals based upon personal existence and self and the will to life.  A true freedom in existence, so to speak.  

It is said animals do not believe in God and we humans are just "smart" animals.  Smart enough to invent Gods, but not smart enough to kill them off when we need to kill them off. This invented faith has controlled us long enough.  An advent is needed for a new moral structure, not based upon faith and belief in some god being, but based upon man's will to existence...what that new moral structure is would be personal to each person.  It would not be universal, but defined in each and every human internally and within their own conscious self.  I'm hesitant to even call it a structure, since it is not a structure at all.  It would be "relative" and, at times, it would appear to be "animalistic" and even "chaotic" because it would be personal and internal to oneself and non-universal.  As beauty and aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder, so are values and morals....You may object that it is too relative and subjective...too chaotic and base...too free.  Are we not free beings?  Are we not sovereign individuals?  Are we not in control of our own minds, our own bodies, and our own selves?  Why must we invent the oxymoron of limited freedom?  


Thursday, October 16, 2014

MA Republican Surrenders Senate

Does Mr. Derek Maksy want to defeat Senator Michael Rodrigues on November 4?  I'm not sure he does and I'm not sure he even knows how to defeat him. What has he done to take the reigns and take the offensive to summarily defeat Rodrigues?  I really don't know.  Has he done anything at all?  Anything?

In order to win as a Republican in Massachusetts, you need to strike hard and fast at your opponent.  You need to expose the Liberal Democrat as a fraud and hypocrite so everyone understands they are a fraud and a hypocrite.  You need to expose their voting record to the voting public to expose their hypocrisy and Socialism.  Otherwise, you may as well surrender and go home since you are wasting your time in this ultra-blue Commonwealth...

Below I listed out what Derek Maksy stands for (per the Herald News) as a candidate for the 1st Bristol and Plymouth Senate seat currently held by Rodrigues.  This is his "candidate statement" and apparently this is what he stands for and against in this election:

  • I will not put up with the total disregard of our citizens!
  • The tax increase from 5% to 6.25% “WAS WRONG”
  • Yes, I would buy alcohol in New Hampshire because they have not taxed it like Massachusetts!
  • No, I won’t give jobs to my closest supporters! They will have to earn it on their own merits!
  • No, I won’t take PAC money! It is just plain wrong!
  • I have also decided “not” to take any contributions from anyone, it only leads to favors!
  • Yes, I will work to help all of us equally as citizens!
  • Yes, I’m ok with casinos because it brings jobs. No, I don’t gamble!
  • No, I won’t put up with derelict agencies
  • Yes, I believe in transparency in state government
  • Yes, I would work together to a common goal of providing excellent service to Massachusetts citizens.
  • Yes, I would support stimulating business growth,
  • Yes, I would support agricultural programs
  • I would propose 61 C and allow elderly homeowner tax exemptions
  • I would support commuter rail to Fall River and New Bedford
  • No, I won’t support a tax on miles driven in Massachusetts.
  • “We have already paid for the roads”
  • I would support eliminating waste in State Gov’t
  • Renewable energy can be good but it needs to have a positive rate of return and not be on the backs of our citizens
  • Democrats, republican, or undeclared, we are all on the same team
  • Yes, I would be ok if neither of us running for the Senate seat gets elected, one less politician is always better!
What Mr. Maksy is admitting is he really doesn't stand for true conservative principles and that he really doesn't want to defeat Rodrigues on November 4.  I'm not even convinced he is a Republican or a conservative!!   This list is what I call a vanilla, milk toast list defining nothing about the candidate.  It says what everyone says on both sides of the aisle, that is to say nothing at all.  It is a surrender and a admission of "I've got nothing."  It is a waste of time and it is why Massachusetts continues to be inundated by the progressive left in politics.  This sort of statement is an embarrassment to the Republican party and it does nothing to contrast the differences between Rodrigues and Maksy (maybe there are none).

Sadly, Mr. Maksy has surrendered, admitted defeat, and has secured the re-election of Rodrigues to the State Senate.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ebola Diversion and Decoy

I've posted this before and I still think it to be true.  I really think the mainstream media and the Obama Administration is using the Ebola virus story as a decoy and diversion to take the pressure off Obama's failed foreign and domestic policies ahead of the mid-term elections. 

Look at the headlines and the news...Ebola is the only topic of discussion with the main stream media.  Front and center is the Ebola virus and the nation's attention is diverted to Ebola.  This is all that is talked about and it is covered non-stop, 24 hours a day.  It is hyped up beyond the rational.  For instance, look at today's Drudge Report hype:

Just like the Ferguson, MO story and the NFL story and the NBA story (ad infinitude), the main stream media floats from one thing to the next; bringing one story into focus, then out of focus, oscillating to and fro to manipulate the citizens of this country.  It is done to have power and control over us by defining the decoy story so we forget all about what is really important.  It is smoke and mirrors of deception and sleight of hand so you observe the decoy and miss the real event before your eyes.

I suspect after November 4, Ebola will be a non-story and the main stream media will be off and running with a different decoy and deception....


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hypersensitive Chace Street Utterances

I simply cannot believe a teacher at Chace Street School was placed on paid administrative leave for what seems to be absolutely benign comments.  The Herald News stated "the educator said something to the effect of wanting to kill someone because of lost emails in the system. The educator made the comments in front of three other school employees..."

Really?  Is this what we've become in Somerset?  Political correctness gone totally insane? One cannot express themselves with words without being condemned to administrative leave and a destroyed reputation?  Is this the nullification of freedom of speech and 1st Amendment protections in favor of hypersensitive political correctness?

Clearly what was said was said figuratively.  It wasn't to be taken literally or as truth or as intent to commit a crime.  It was a symbol of frustration with the email system.  The person that uttered the comment was simply expressing frustration and discontent with the email system.  Do these administrators and police really think the person said these comments with the intent to actually kill someone because of lost emails in the email system?  

The school district has become hypersensitive to words and figures of speech.  This town is excessively and abnormally sensitive to mere words uttered in frustration, words that do not harm any person, words that were meant as a symbol of discontent with the email system. 

Now, this person, who has been placed on administrative leave, has a damaged reputation in the eyes of the police, the school administration, and the Chace community of teachers and parents.  

It is a travesty of justice for this particular person and it is a shame.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Scare Tactics From The Left

Why must liberals and the radical left rely on scare tactics, resentment, and fear in all their policies and politics?  

We saw yesterday how union executives at SBRHS tried to scare you into supporting teacher's unions since the opposite would mean academic catastrophe of epic proportions.  We saw how the K-8 school administration sounded the fiscal catastrophe alarm if Somerset residents do not appropriate another $477,972 to the school district.  Scare tactics, fear, and resentment are the only politics the radical left uses....  

Now we have Rich Davey (MA transportation secretary) saying if voters vote YES on ballot question one (eliminating automatic gas tax indexing), MA roadways will suffer the dire consequences with potholes and disrepair and crumbling infrastructure.  You see, the masterminds of MA need this new tax for an extra two billion dollars in revenue.  Otherwise, the masterminds will make sure all your roads and bridges will fall to pieces!  

Stop the madness!!  Voting Yes on question one simply means not linking the gas tax to inflation and forcing the corrupt legislature to vote for any and all future gas tax increases! No tax should automatically increase.  That is absurd!  That is taxation without representation!  In MA, we already pay 26.5 cents for state sales tax and 18.4 cents for federal sales tax.  These politicians always lie about how they will spend tax revenue.  The last time the gas tax was raised in MA, the revenue was completely diverted from road repairs and into some other boondoggle. 

I might remind you Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset) and Sen. Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport) voted for the automatic gas tax increase based on the Consumer Price Index, yet they both do not pay for their own gas to commute back and forth to/from Beacon Hill. These two masterminds expense their gas bills to the Massachusetts taxpayers!  Hypocrites are they...raise your taxes then exempt themselves from the tax!

If you need more information about voting Yes on question one, visit 

Don't let the feeble masterminds, the hypocrite politicians, the corrupt bureaucrats, and the fraudulent unions scare you!  Don't let them use scare tactics, resentment, and fear to get you to vote a certain way!  Think for yourself!!!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Evolution of the Four Freedoms and Unions

At the outset, let me say I respect Ms. Neville Morgan Barry's opinion and her teaching abilities.  She is an asset to SBRHS, staff, administration, and students alike.  That being said, Ms. Barry is demonstrating in her opinion article her Statist tendencies and her, what seems to be, radical left opinions.  Certainly, she is entitled to those opinions and I certainly support her right to expose those opinions in the newspaper, but I vehemently disagree with her.

Clearly, Ms. Barry's article is all about her union support, especially teacher's unions.  This is evident when she, at the outset of the article, asks the question "Do we continue to devalue unions, revolt against education, despise our differences, and undermine our basic democratic rights....?"  Later in the article, she takes a cheap shot by stating "Nationally, Governor Walker from Wisconsin destroyed how unions negotiated."  She offers no details about this assertion.  Finally, she states "However, teachers have become victims of a society that demands academic excellence but does not provide the resources to complete this task. Our victimization occurs due to economic downfalls that we cannot control. Teachers then become the scapegoat for towns that see us as failing our students, failing our community, and in general failing society’s concept of the American Dream."  Ms. Barry claims that if America only followed Franklin D. Roosevelt's Four Freedoms (FDR's intent was not freedom, but of bigger and insatiable government), all would be right with the world...peace, love, and joy would be achieved!  Utopia!!

I should point out here that Ms. Barry is on the Executive Board of the Somerset Teacher's Association, so she is not only a union member, but a union executive in Somerset. Certainly, this is further evidence of her bias for unions and, more particularly, teacher's unions.  

Let's cut through the fog here.  Her thesis is that freedom equals unions, or stated more clearly, economic and political freedom equals collective bargaining.  Ms. Barry cannot have freedom as a teacher or as a sovereign person without the union of similar thinking people "backing her up" and "filling in the gaps" for her and her union-mates.  The union apparently grants Ms. Barry her freedoms, both economic freedom and political freedom, admitting she cannot bargain or negotiate on her own as a grown [and intelligent] adult.  She cannot "go it alone" against "the man" without the union behind her pointing their gun at the town.  She needs the herd and masses of the union to justify herself to her employer.  Justice will only happen for Ms. Barry by collective bargaining and union weaponry.  She admits defeat and worthlessness by submitting to the herd of teachers to hold hostage all town governments.  She is smart and a great teacher, yet she needs to stand shoulder to shoulder with mediocre and poor teachers, belittling herself to mediocrity and debasing herself to a lower level.  Why would she, of all people, do such a thing??  

At the very core, though, the 'herd bargaining' is all about Ms. Barry's self-serving bottom line.  I submit to you that Ms. Barry's article is all about her salary, her benefits, her work-life balance, her retirement benefits, her health care, her power, her is all about her individually and not about education or academic excellence.  It is certainly not about the town taxpayers that pay her salary and benefits.  She is selfish and egotistical at the core since she uses the barrel of the collective bargaining gun for her own egocentric desires for more money, more benefits, and a bigger slice of the taxpayer's pie.  Isn't that what collective bargaining is all about?

Deep down, Ms. Barry wants more of your money and she can only accomplish it with the herd of other teachers.  Powerless as one, but dangerous as many.  Ms. Barry's article ends up being just another ego maniacal diatribe of 'guilting' the community by equating Ms. Barry's individual political and economic freedoms (i.e. more money) with better education in Somerset and "academic excellence."  We all know that is not the case.

Don't be fooled, the teacher's union is not for academic excellence or for better education, it exists solely for the purpose of holding communities hostage for a bigger slice of the revenue pie and, as an important aside, collecting monthly dues to perpetuate the union.  It is nothing more than that....teacher's unions for education and academic excellence is an oxymoron.

I close with a quote from the philosopher and writer Ayn Rand (from The Ayn Rand Letter, 1, 23, 2): "The artificially high wages forced on the economy by compulsory unionism imposed economic hardships on other groups—particularly on non-union workers and on unskilled labor, which was being squeezed gradually out of the market. Today’s widespread unemployment is the result of organized labor’s privileges and of allied measures, such as minimum wage laws. For years, the unions supported these measures and sundry welfare legislation, apparently in the belief that the costs would be paid by taxes imposed on the rich. The growth of inflation has shown that the major victim of government spending and of taxation is the middle class. Organized labor is part of the middle class—and the actual value of labor’s forced “social gains” is now being wiped out."


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Let's Guilt The Somerset Taxpayers

Here come the scare tactics and dooms day scenarios from the K-8 school department.  

For the second consecutive year, the K-8 school department will be begging Somerset taxpayers for more money due to apparent deficit spending over and above the appropriation.  Last year, it was about $299,000.  This year they are reporting a $477,972 deficit!  We all realize this was the apparent fault of the prior school administration, but this is now two consecutive years of deficit spending which equals about three-quarters of a million dollars! This is totally unacceptable of the elected school committee and administration and I really do not care about the blame game.  The bottom line for me is utter incompetence and complete disregard for taxpayer's money is resulting in me being begged for more of my money.  That is the outcome and it is a negative outcome and unacceptable.

Whatever happened to the $600,000 savings due to the closure of Wilbur Elementary and the consolidation to three elementary schools? There was no savings since the school department actually spent more than what was appropriated.  No savings at all!  Our children have been uprooted and bused all over town with large class sizes and complete turmoil for $0 in cost savings.  Have you forgotten this already?

How about when the school department said Somerset taxpayers would save hundreds of thousands of dollars by hiring special education teachers and not outsourcing.  Guess what, there was no savings.  $0 in savings...have you forgotten this already?

How about when at the May 19, 2014 Town Meeting, voters appropriated $17,919,878 to the K-8 school department and it was touted and celebrated that this amount was a 3.1% or $320,000 reduction from the prior year's budget.  Guess what, there was no reduction in the budget.  Have you forgotten this already?

Clearly, the modus operandi of the K-8 school department is to lie to Somerset taxpayers to get what they demand for money.  They lie about cost savings and reduced budgets and convince the herd to vote for their fuzzy budgets.  They claim they are saving money, spending wisely, and being fiscally responsible to the taxpayers.  Then, they go ahead and spend more than the budget appropriation by $477,972 only to beg voters on December 1, 2014 for a magical stabilization account withdrawal to make ends meet!  

I'm sick of it!  I'm sick of the phony politicians and the phony administration lying to me over and over again!  I'm sick and tired of the phony scare tactics and dooms day scenarios about what would happen if we don't fork over another $477,972 this year and $299,000 last year.  The real dooms day scenario is coming when Brayton Point shutters the plant forever in 2017.  Where will this school department turn when there is no stabilization account and Somerset taxpayers are taxed out of existence?  Are you thinking ahead or are you just trying to steal what you can before the bottom falls out?

The stark reality is neither the past nor current K-8 school department is making the needed budget and personnel cuts to prepare Somerset for the coming fiscal catastrophe.  Instead, they are lying about budgets, overspending, and stealing money from the magical stabilization account whenever they can!

The masterminds of Somerset politics will now engage the scare tactics of "service reductions" and "it is for the children" slogans to summarily guilt the masses into forking over another $477,972 to their already bloated and growing expenditures.  

Will we really allow them to fool us twice?  I won't....I'm voting NO and I encourage everyone to do the same!  Help spread the word!!!