On the Castile shooting

After watching the police car video, I can now make an opinion on this shooting. While the left and BLM will obviously try to do their best to put their slant on it, As an outside observer here is my thoughts.

I watched as Castile say he had a gun. Then 2 seconds later I watched as the cop says get your hands from your pockets multiple times.

In this case It is my opinion that Castile was too stupid to live.  Anyone trained on gun carry knows once you tell the officer that you are armed you are to keep your hands on the wheel and in plain sight. Then follow the officers instructions. Typically this will be to get you out of the vehicle safely, and disarm you.

Mr Castile did none of that. Before the officer could get him out, he kept reaching for his pocket, This to an officer, is reaching for your weapon. In this case the officer responding within his training and shot the suspect.

This should be a lesson in what NOT to do at a traffic stop. To all those that are calling for the officers head. Stop. Look at the whole of the video. then decide if that officer had the right to the actions he had to take. IMO he did. And I would expect any officer to respond in the same way.

 

( a note: I write these posts to my blog so as to make it easy for me to respond to articles that are spewing the same falsehoods over and over again)

Glenn

 

This is news? My rants on stuff from Face Book from this week

This article will most likely make a few people mad. But the are my thoughts based on what little I know at this point.

So, we are all seeing all the repeated posts on stuff that really, I could care less about. For instance, Kathy Griffin. a 4th rate hack that went way too far and showed how bad the left really is. She is getting what she deserves. People have finaly figured out that she really isn’t funny. Let the secret service do their investigation, like they did on all those that originated the posts of Obama being hung.

My real question here is, What ever happened to respecting the OFFICE of the President? I don’t care if you don’t like the occupant, But respect the office. I really don’t remember when it happened. Did it start with Clinton? (Bill not Hillary). In my opinion it is time to remember that we should respect the OFFICE no matter how we feel about the occupant.

Next the Paris accord. As I have not read the treaty, I can not say much about anything in it. I do know it was never Ratified by congress, like the constitution says. So it was never a legal treaty for the U.S.. I am hearing a lot of bad stuff about it, and not much good. Looking back in time (you remember a thing called history right?), I do not recall reading or seeing anything about bad air back when all they did was burn coal and wood. So how is coal now a bad thing? The bad air came about when we started burning oil and gas in our vehicles and stuff?

Climate change? I don’t think so. there are a LOT of factors that go into the climate stuff. If you look there are multiple ups and downs in the recorded temperatures. There is the solar cycle that has been expressed as a 22 year cycle. there are archeological digs that show 100 200 , 500, 1000 year cycles. Core drilling in the artic that shows the same thing. Old trees that have been cut down also show these cycles. So the data that has been used to prove climate change(wording changed from global warming after that was proven wrong). To prove global warming to me you would have to show a very large sampling of the whole of the picture. Did you know the earth is also wobbeling? My observations show a 2 degree change in the earth’s axis. Did you take that into the calculations?

North Korea (DPRK). Not sure. Kim seems to be wanting to make his country a player in the field. Is Kim crazy enough to actually use the weapons? Can the free world defend from these? I have to think on this for a while. There is the point of a nations sovernty. Would the US want say Russia saying we could not make the best in weapons? For instance, denying us the use of a rail gun or the latest in laser tech. or….. .  In this case it may be best to bring him into the big 3 and slap his wrist if he goes too far.

Ok, that’s enough typing for now. I have probably pissed of a lot of people already. But, as I always say. If I am wrong, show me the proof. make me change my mind with data, not emotions.

Glenn

 

 

Easter

 

From Matthew verse 28:

1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen. 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, light from light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son],
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

President Trump and Syria

Just a few thoughts on Mr Trumps bombing of the airfield in Syria.

OK. SO this is the big news right now.  Yes I have a few thoughts for now. Agree/Disagree, Your comments are welcome.

Facts? Mr Assad gassed his civilian population with sarin gas? Which goes against UN and other laws? Mr Trump sent 60 Tomahawk missiles to an airfield in Syria that was claimed to have launched the gas attack. Mr Trump gave the Russians an hour notice (when the first one was launched) to get out. The attack destroyed the airfield and munitions bunkers. We are told only 17 Syrian military people were killed in the bombing. From what I have heard no gas storage facility was destroyed?

Now my thoughts.

We are now in a sticky spot here in regards to Syria. We really don’t want to go to war with them. They are supposedly fighting ISIS. Our government wants to get rid of Mr. Assad. The Russians support Mr. Assad. Here is what we should do now that we have sent Mr. Assad a message on using gas against his own people, NOTHING.

Yes, NOTHING. We have already punished them for the use of the gas, and shown them that we will stand up for human rights. I say we let Syria implode if it is going to. Yes, We monitor to make sure no more human rights are violated. But we let the INTERNAL war go on. After all it is THEIR country. If the US was at war with itself would you want some world power stepping in and saying ok, now you will do as we say?

There is a thought that the more a country is in involved with it’s own internal struggles, The less it will be involved with external stuff. IF, and that’s a big IF, Mr. Assad is actually fighting ISIS, then that would be a good thing? Right?

Now what we have to do is watch to see what the next move of our President will be.

As to needing congressional approval for the strike? No Mr. Trump did not need that. there are procedures for the President to make a single military strike, IE: He has to notify the gang of Eight. (That’s about all he has to do really.) It is within his power to make a strike without going to war. Mr. Trump could use the UN resolutions to back his bombing under humanitarian guise.

This is what is bothering me right now politically.  The Left has been all about resisting EVERTHING the President wants to do. So WHY are so many of the left  so for this action? Does the left really want us in war? And why? Is it possible that the left is very highly financed by the weapon manufacturers?

Me? Well I will be simply watching as events unfold and doing what little I have to do, such as this blog, to make my points known.

Glenn

Chairman Nunes

After watching all that is going on with the House investigation on Russia and Mr Trump, I have come to some small thoughts. First let me see if I got my facts right.

Mr Nunes is heading up the investigation into Mr. Trump and Russia. Mr. Nunes was contacted supposedly by a intelligence officer about evidence into this investigation. Mr. Nunes went to a secure system on the White House grounds to view this information, due to possible codeword secrecy this information is not available on the congressional secure computers. After viewing this information he went to the speaker of the house and informed him of this information. Then he him let the media know that there was information out there and that it did not include Russia. then as any prosecutor, who is bound by law is required to do, he notified the defense of this information (the president). But he did not bring this information to the committee. Are we all agreed on these facts?

Up to the point that he did not inform the committee as far as I know he did not do anything wrong. The question then becomes why did he not inform the committee. My question becomes are there members in the committee that are listed in these documents? And why are Democrats and select Republicans attempting to shut him down, attempting to get him to recuse himself or step off the committee. When up until the point he did not notify the committee of the evidence he did everything right. Could it be that his evidence proves what certain members of the committee do not want to prove? Look beyond all the political wrangling that is going on and actually see the evidence.

With the opening of a Senate investigation into Russia, could Mr. Nunes be called as a witness in confidential session, or are members on this Senate committee also listed in the documentation? Him

we shall see as these investigations go on and the coverups continue.

On Freedom OF Religion

Allow me to preface my remarks by saying that I am not a lawyer, I am not a college graduate who is studied any of the law. And this is just a plain text reading and understanding of it, prior to any judicial presidents.

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution-

 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.

First, to understand  the need for this amendment ,you would do well to  remember that at the time of the framing  of this document,  the United States had just broken away from England.  At that time  the church had unspoken control  over the state.  England basically had a state  instituted religion, the Church of England .if the state should make a law  that the church did not like, the state  would have to throw their law out.

In looking over this amendment you will notice that it specifically states Congress  shall make no law respecting  religion for or against it .it does not say that it does not want religion in  government, or  for the people not to practice it.  In this way the framers  left open the choice of the people to either practice or not practice a religion.

The first part shows that Congress cannot  say you will practice a religion,  and follow these rules of that ,or belong to a specific sect of religion .

The second part says that Congress  cannot say you can not practice a religion .

In all this it recognizes that Congress is the lawmaker  and says Congress cannot make any laws for or against it therefore leaving the  individual practice up to the people .

This also says, that  because there cannot be any laws for or against ,that if a particular department of the government wishes to insert prayer  they are welcome to as it is not prohibited . As a matter of point Congress  since the inception has always started off with a prayer .this is important to signify that the framers  were okay with religion and government .or if they did not want religion and government  as so many group’s say ,they would not start  each session off with prayer.

So to all the organizations  against prayer,  your thoughts on the Constitution prohibiting it in government  are misled.  As the framers,  some religious some not,  deemed it important to leave  the choice of the expression of religion  to the people that either  wish or not  to practice that religion,  and not too exclude  it from the possibility  that you may wish to  exercise the right of religion .

Glenn

A.G. Sessions Boots 49 Lawyers

Yes, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said “your fired” to a bunch of attorneys.

But, Did you know they were all political appointees from the Obama administration? Does anyone that is politically appointed actually think they have a life time job now? If they do they are fools. I have been watching and seeing that anytime the Trump administration does the expected things that a different party does, they get all mad and report in the utmost outrage the partial facts so you will get mad too at what is totally normal for a new regime.

When Mr Obama was elected, yes there were some questions, but the right  did not go to the extents of what we are seeing now to try to block anything Mr Trumps administration does. Please folks, It is time to get over the fake madness right now, and help the new administration keep the country running. Are there going to be changes to programs? Yes. But that is what a majority of the voting public, minus California and New York, wanted. So let’s get together, pull up our boots, and get to work. If you genuinely see something that is unlawful or wrong, yes please do speak up. But don’t call for a civil war over it. Go thru the channels, do it right. Elsewise you make yourselves to be fools and babies that are mad because they didn’t get their way.

 

Glenn

(constitutional conservative, not a minion for either side)

President Trump ,Game, set, ?????

ok let me see if i can put my thoughts together right here. yes I think O tapped Trump. But this was a great play by Mr Trump. Think about it.with those 4 tweets and a call for an investigation, he may have just shut up the dems on all this russian stuff. I mean now when they try to pull the russian card, all they have to do is say where did you get it, off the wire taps? especially if they say there were no taps. game set , match? winner Trump????

President Trumps 2nd EO on Imigration

Hi All;

After looking at the new EO on the temporary suspension on immigrationI have a question. This EO has so many exclusions, Just who does it stop from coming in? This has been watered down so much that IMO it doesn’t stop anyone from those countries. Is this what the courts and the left really want? to make it so that the President has little to no power in restricting travel? Does this EO actually do anything?

The first part of the EO is mostly complaining about the courts. Then it goes on with pretty good wording explaining why. Then it goes into the exclusions(which are many possibly not stopping anyone). And a 10 day wait to start it? Come on, This type of EO should be effective immediately especially with all the exclusions which include anyone in transit.

I would expect to see in 90 days another EO restricting travel to certain countries based on the SOS and HS recommendations. The left has won this round.

Here is the link for the EO on the Whitehouse site –

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

As always comments are welcome

Glenn

Thought for the day on Politics

A few thoughts on the last day or so. I think Senator McCarthy would be so proud of the democratic party right now. In their zeal to quash the Trump Presidency they have gone full out on anything that might do with Russia and those bad communists. The left is definitely trying so hard to blame the Russians on the couple of leaks that basically killed their chances for Ms Clinton to be president and the loss of the many offices that the Democrats held.

Some history as I remember it. During the campaign wikileaks released a bunch of stuff from the Clinton and Podesta emails. It was also found that Ms Clinton was running her own private mail server in the basement of her house (against federal law) while she was secretary of state. In those emails it was shown how many dubious and unlawful acts they were committing. The public was shown all this and they voted against her. The DNC was also hacked and stuff came out on that too. According to the RNC they were not hacked because they had better firewall protection and a company actively protecting them, in defference to the DNC who were not doing as much to protect themselves.

Now as far as I can tell, with all that was published in various media, Mr. Podesta was his own worst enemy succumbing to a phishing scheme that any 12 year old can do. (send out a fake email to have you click on a link to change your password). The Clinton and DNC leaks were said to have been from an insider in the DNC (according to wikileaks). In all the investigations by the FBI, CIA, DHS, et al. there was never any proof of Russian collusion.

I had a thought that the Democrats do not understand the way Mr Trump works, In that he will try to make friends with you, so the deal of the day can be struck, unless you stab him in the back. In his quest to make America great again, he is taking the odd track of the OLD enemies are now a possible ally, in that they have done nothing wrong. The democrats want nothing more than to reup the cold war and keep them as enemies. This is the old stogie world view that many want to keep up. There is also the old saying keep your friends close and your enemies closer that Mr Trump may be following?

The Democrats have said from day 1 after Mr. Trump won the campaign that they will not accept him and will do everything they can to stop him and delay him. (that’s an important thing right there that leads to all the other stuff that is going on right now). I think it is time for Mr. Trump to ask the IG to investigate and charge the lead Democrats with the following federal offense, Impeding the smooth transition of the Presidency. Yes this can be proved just by the facts and tapes of the lead Democrats from any one of the leading networks.

Now the question is, what can we as private citizens do to stop this? Apparently not too much, Other than writing and calling our various congress critters and letting them know how we feel. Start a petition on the White House site? But I am an optimistic pessimist in a state that I know that anything I say will just be put to the side due to my state having some famous Democrat congress critters (New Jersey). So much for a government of the people, by the people, for the people. When you get representatives that don’t represent you and only follow the party line, your screwed.

So for now all I can do is cry out in the deep woods into the fierce wind for some sanity, all the while knowing it will do nothing. At least that’s the way it feels to the average citizen. But at this point I will call on the justice department to look into charges of hindering the smooth and peaceful transition of power. knowing it won’t be done. I even know that while I post this to my blog and ask people to read it, that almost no one will. (people are to lazy to click on the link).

Glenn

In a National Surprise – Hillary becomes the 46th President

In a surprise move, Mrs Clinton brought action today against the electoral college after they turned her down for President. She appeared before the 9th circuit today and battled against the DOJ and the court today released their opinion. The court decided that it was totally unfair that she lost after having paid off so many people and taking so many bribes.

After the decision Mr. Trump was heard to say “that so called court today really blew it”. Mrs. Clinton was overjoyed and said “about time those little f****ers got it right. Bill stay away from the interns.” republicans are totally outraged and promised to block everything she attempts to do, and since they have the majority in congress it may be a while before Senator McCain will be able to pay off the rest of the republicans  to allow Mrs Clinton to continue the Obama legacy.

In other news Justice Alito was found dead in his bedroom today of an apparent suicide. No further info is available at this time.

On Mrs Trump and the Lords Prayer

I am looking at all this feigned anger from the left about something  so simple. What did Mrs. Trump do wrong? She as a private citizen, simply read the Lord’s prayer. Mrs. Trump is not an employee of the federal government. She is just the wife of the president. Does having the husband who may work at say Intel, make the white employee of Intel? No. Mrs. Trump is not paid by the government she was not elected to the government, she has no way a part of the government other than, an honorary position of FLOTUS.

Secondly, people are making more out of what is not there in the Constitution. The only thing the Constitution says about separation of church and state is, that Congress shall make no law for or against it. Simple.

This is just another made-up outrage from those that are acting like babies about losing an election. Get over it. This is a new president with a new way of doing things. He was voted in to do exactly what he is attempting to do. The fact that he is going to tear up a lot of field politicians ways of life, a well. Maybe it’s about time.

Glenn