The Circus Comes to Town Again

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12-10-2018

 

The Circus Comes To Town Again

 

What I see in the 2019 all-star Democrat Party lineup in both the House and the Senate is more like a circus comes to town again. I’m sure that in their minds Pelosi, Waters, Booker, Schumer and the “new kids” see themselves as Congressional Super Stars. They are so caught up in themselves and their focus on destroying the sitting president that they fail accomplish anything worthwhile for their constituents back home.

 

In so many ways they have become geographically separated from their home districts and fail to see solutions to the issues that affect real Americans. There are turf wars where gangs are fighting gangs and the legislation spewing from Congress simply ties the hands of law enforcement. Law abiding citizens are threatened not only by the gangs, but by threats of “gun control” from Democrats in Congress. Attempts at enforcement of US laws come under direct attack by those same Congressional Democrats.

 

Historically there has been a real struggle within Congress where Democrats have stood on the side of lawlessness and chaos. In many cases when there are riots and looting, it is because of the action or inaction of Congressional Democrats. They are quick to blame the President, Republicans and even the American people, rather than themselves.

 

Gun control is not the only issue. Immigration has been a huge problem over the years because of poorly written law, and even unconstitutional executive action by a Democrat President. Rather than recognizing it for what it is and fixing DACA it is Democrat leadership in the Congress that stands in the way of real immigration reform. On the House side there are problems just getting to the table. On the Senate side it can pass, but must be matched up with both House and Senate versions in order to go to the President for signature. So what is holding things up – Democrat resistance!

 

American citizens are being snookered. Congressional Democrats are playing a shell game. They move the shells around and in reality there are is not a pea under them.

 

There is a concerted effort at gaining willing acceptance for law breakers by American voters who are considered less than second class citizens. Rioting, looting, unlawful entry is equally bad for the welfare of Americans and the bully efforts of certain legislators who have made public service a career at the expense of taxpayers must stop.

 

There are clear cases for term limits in Congress, but the irony is that they must be self-imposed. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The Real Difference between Democrats and Republicans

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12-9-2018

 

The Real Difference between Democrats and Republicans

 

Recently I went into a store to do a bit of produce shopping and I ran into a longtime friend who is a hardcore Democrat. You know how I know he is one? He told me straight out and in the loudest voice that had to carry throughout the entire store. He is also very opinionated about Trump, Republicans and the VA, even trashing the local VA clinic and proclaiming his opinions as fact. Like the one that ALL the doctors at the VA quit, because they didn’t get paid. Or what about Trump fired the VA secretary because he told Trump no you can’t do that. I mean if he thinks it’s true, no question about it, it’s true. I finally had to tell him to knock it off because he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

 

His response in typical Democrat fashion, “Oh, You’re one of them that like Trump”!

 

Yes, I’m a Trump fan. Listening to him made me feel less badly about marking with a huge circle and a diagonal line across his Obama bumper sticker in the church parking lot back during the 2008 campaign cycle. YUP, less badly!

 

Instead of shouting so that everyone has no choice to hear our opinions, Trump supporters simply do like a vehicle I passed in town the other day. It was an older Ford Ranger, probably late 80’s or early 90’s and may not have been badged a ranger at all. It was red in color and had no visible markings but a simple bumper sticker – TRUMP. The guy behind the wheel was well within the speed limit of 35 on that road, and was not bothering anyone, just driving. He would possibly have been shouting to the world in an in your face statement if he’d been wearing a Make America Great Again hat.

 

If you read my blogs and posted articles you’ll know my political leanings without a doubt. I may come across as in your face about aspects I feel are important. However because you are not a Trump fan (yet) you are not my enemy, but simply uninformed or misinformed if you believe all the main stream media reports that are biased against President Donald Trump.

 

Trump calls them Fake News and I call them ignorant. They will overlook something of historical importance to write about how Trump offended someone. Golly Trump offends someone every day simply by being Trump.

 

Trump calls for Congress to legislate and they return by blocking presidential appointments or doing a dog and pony show like they did for the Judge Kavanaugh hearings and after parading (posturing) themselves around in front of television cameras like they did, they actually helped confirm what we already knew – it was a non-issue, propagated by one Democrat (Nancy Pelosi) and her crew simply followed her cue. After the confirmation and swearing in, not a sound was heard, except the person who was used for their political purposes.

 

Yes Democrats seem to want to beat the drum and shout through the megaphone so the entire world knows. Yes we know just how petty and spiteful they can be. It appears that common sense is NOT a virtue Democrat Party members can aspire to.

 

Republicans tend to look through things differently and it has to make sense. Like immigration, unlawful is illegal and those who do it are criminals. A wall that is built correctly will direct immigrants to controlled entry points where they can be processed and accepted or rejected based on the merits of their application. If they are honest and sincere and are able to contribute to our society by obeying our laws we welcome them with open arms. If they are criminals and start off by committing criminal acts to get into our country, they will be prosecuted. Doing something bad for a good reason isn’t a reason at all.

 

Building a wall doesn’t stop illegal immigration, but it slows it down considerably and in the long run is cheaper than support illegal immigrants who should never have come here in the first place.

 

Building a wall is a national security issue and should be welcomed by ALL US citizens, politicians and the very immigrants who come here daily to work and live. It screens out the criminal elements to seek to harm US residents and tear at the fabric of country.

 

Yes I’m a Trump fan and proud of it. I make no apologies. In the short 2 years of the Trump presidency the nation is better for it. We still have major issues to overcome, and the resistance of liberals and Democrats are why we have many of these issues to begin with. If Democrats would work as hard to fix the problems of our society as they do trying to stop Trump, there is nothing we could not accomplish together. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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In the Days of Adam – Trump

12-7-2018

 

In the Days of Adam – Trump

 

In the days of Adam, God said do not eat of the tree of life or the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The serpent deceived Eve, they ate and in that instant they sinned against God. They were banished from the Garden of Eden, to work the fields and to bare children the days of their lives.

 

In the days of Noah, God said build an ark exactly as I tell you. The people laughed and perished for their unbelief. Noah and his family believed God.

 

In the days of Moses, God said raise up both arms with your staff. God parted the waters and the people crossed over. Moses lowered his arms and the pursuing armies perished.

 

In the days of Mary, God said you will be overshadowed by the Holy Spirit and become pregnant with a Son who will save all mankind. Mary said as you have said let it be done unto me and her Son was named Jesus.

 

In the days of Jesus, God said point the way. Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but through me. Jesus was born, lived a sinless life, died on the tree for the sins of the world and rose again on the third day to be seated at the right hand of the Father in Heaven.

 

In each case cited in the Word of God, man was chosen, based upon their availability and obedience, God made a way where there was no way.

 

There are many other instances in the bible where God has called out to man to be instruments of his choosing whereby God would make his presence known to his people.

 

In the days of George Washington, God selected a leader among men to lead this nation to become a light upon a hill that the world would see what God has done.

 

In the days of Abraham Lincoln, God selected a man from the people to lead a divided nation so God could heal their wounds and unite the nation.

 

In the days of Franklin Roosevelt, God selected a man to lead the nation through troubled times after 12-7-1941. The task was continued with Harry Truman to wrap up the war and help the nation heal.

 

In the days of John Kennedy, God selected a man to lead the nation in a changing world. The task was continued with Lyndon Johnson as new wars raged on.

 

In the days of Richard Nixon, God selected a man to bring the nation through perilous times, and the task was continued with Gerald Ford.

 

In the days of Ronald Reagan, God selected a man of strength to lead the nation during times of trouble to bring forth the light upon a hill.

 

In the days of George H.W. Bush, God selected a leader, a politician to demonstrate strength during troubled times in a changing world.

 

In the days of George W. Bush, God selected a leader, to bring a nation through tumultuous times as the world changed forever on 9-11-2001.

 

In the days of Barack Obama, God gave the people a leader whom they wanted to demonstrate their racial tolerance and political correctness gripped the nation.

 

I was once asked by a young man of 12 years old who the greatest president was. My response was simple, the current president things he is the greatest and the previous president it thought to be the worst. We have seen the best and the worst of presidents over time. Yet God continues to choose the right man or woman for the right job and at the right time. The very best place to be is in the perfect will of God for your life. There are many examples in modern times where God has yielded to the people their wishes and desires, so that they might know and fear the creator God of the bible. Many times man seeks to be in control of their own destiny, but in reality it is Almighty God who gives the next heart beat and the next breath to everyone according to his pleasure.

 

In the days of Donald Trump, Love him or hate him, the choice is up to you. God’s ways are not man’s ways. God uses what others cast off to do the impossible, but with God all things are possible. God selected a leader to be a warrior against the spirit of political correctness and return the fear of God to the nation.

 

Nobody knows what tomorrow brings nor can anyone go back in time to yesterday. Our purpose on this earth is simply to love the Lord your God with all of your strength, mind and soul. We are to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Too often we don’t like who we are and attempt to re-create what God has ordained us to be, as confirmed by out birth.

 

This earth will not last forever. Our earthly bodies are temporal and will return to the dust of the earth after our eternal soul departs. It matters not whether you believe in life after death (there is) or hell as a real place (it is). What really matters is that you recognize that Almighty God loves YOU with the same intensity that he loves even me. It is not his will that anyone should perish. Hell was created for the devil and the angels of darkness. Man is the only being who chooses hell over eternal life with God the Father.

 

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

 

Matthews 6:24, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

 

The time is now, “Whom will you serve?” – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Donald Trump versus Immigrants

12-6-2018

Donald Trump versus Immigrants

 

That seems to be a hot topic, when in reality it’s a nothing burger don’t you think? People seem to think that because Trump wants to build a wall he’s against immigrants and that makes him a real bad guy. I say different and offer no apologies.

 

The United States has serious national security issues which for the most part have been ignored by Congress for quite some time. Twenty-three months ago President Trump after being inaugurated challenged Congressional leaders to fix immigration with Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Do you remember what happened? I do – NOTHING!

 

Oh before I forget what was “leaked” after that constructive meeting between the Executive and Legislative branches of government was not what Trump said about immigrants, but what he was alleged to have said – Big difference. Trump said some of these people are criminals and some come out of really bad countries. What he was said to have said was all immigrants are criminals and come out of really bad countries (I’ll spare the course banter used by the Congressional leaker and allegedly by Trump).

 

Long story short Trump doesn’t like immigrants, he likes separating families and now he likes tear-gassing women and children who are fleeing oppressive countries and coming to the US for a chance at a new start, called Asylum. How much of that is horse-pucky, virtually all of it.

 

Trump like most Americans are not against immigration, but against unlawful and unfettered immigration. The massive stunt of grouping immigrants into “caravans” and reporting daily on their progress was a big fiasco. It was a sham job presented to gullible Americans.

 

The truth of the matter is that our southern border has designated entry ports where those wanting entry into the US can present their travel documents and apply to be admitted into the US. What is broken are the means of documenting these individuals who attempt entry without any documentation. There is a computer system that works well at international airports and seaports, but hasn’t been fully implemented along our southern border.

 

As we’ve seen during recent attempts of mass immigrants at the border are individuals posing as families trying to gain entry and the “family members” have been found to be human trafficking. These are no different than the coyotes who take immigrants across the border, leaving them stranded in the desert and abandoning them to their own devices.

 

Anyone who wants to gain entry into the US can go into any US consulate or embassy and apply. Any who desire asylum should do so at the first country they enter after leaving their home country according to established international protocol.

 

There are many who get involved in helping immigrants gain unlawful entry into the US, and those who finance and organize these migrant caravans. They are breaking US immigration laws and should be held accountable.

 

Back to President Trump, his language and mannerisms all typical Trump his language is a bit coarse at times and he doesn’t talk like a politician trying to gloss over things. He speaks his mind, many would argue without thinking. I beg to differ. Trump has a plan and a purpose for everything he says and does. If he hurts your feelings, too bad, he was not elected because of his smooth talk and demeanor.

 

Sometimes Trump talks like a father, cajoling his children to do better. Other times he is truly annoyed. But in each instance he has an “end game” in mind. Like many of us, Trump has no patience with slackers or quitters. If you get in his way you get run over.

 

Trump doesn’t get easily distracted. He remains focused on his original goal and yes he may have to switch to plan B in order to be successful, but with him failure is not an option.

 

The members of Congress who’ve made it a lifelong “career” should simply do their job as they were elected to do, then go home. There are many who have amassed a fortune while working as a “public servant”. They have prostituted themselves for the sake of fame and fortune. They had no other job before politics and have no job skills to bring home with them.

 

It’s been said that “sometimes you need Mother Theresa” but Hillary couldn’t cut it. “Other times you need a Samurai” and in this case we have Trump. There is still a lot of work and the closer to getting it done the harder will be the pushback.

 

I don’t attempt to tell Trump how to be president, or how to do his job, but so far I’m not disappointed in how he has handled things. When others say “ease off Mr. President”, I say “bring it on Mr. President”.

 

It has been my experience that immigrants who come here legally want others to come the same way. Unlawful and illegal entry is not acceptable by any standard. Those who come here want to work so they can provide for their family, often back home. If they can obtain a work permit, and travel back home to see their families they may decide to migrate to the US and we welcome them with open arms. However if their intentions are less than honorable we do not need or want them in our society.

 

The members of Congress who do not see immigration as a serious issue should simply pack up their things and depart Washington DC, go back home and get reacquainted with their constituents. America can be as great as you make it, but it is as weak as its weakest link. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Separation of US House and US Senate

CAUCUSES

12-6-2018

Separation of US House and US Senate

 

Can we take a look at the way the Congress of the United States operates? The Constitution specifically set up the US House of Representatives and the US Senate as two separate and distinctive bodies of Congress with distinct purposes in keeping with the checks and balances of our government. The US House of Representatives, as the name implies represents the people, while the US Senate represents the states. This is to prevent what corruption or collusion between members of Congress.

 

Congress has authorized the formation of Caucuses that abide by specific rules and have a purpose of uniting members of Congress toward a common goal. Some of these Caucuses are funded entirely by tax payer dollars, others are not. Over the years there are in excess of 240 individual Caucuses set up along special interests, sexual, religious, nationalities and other interests.

 

There are some Caucuses which cross over the line between the US House and the US Senate and there are members of Congress who may belong to more than one Caucus, presenting the appearance of, if not in fact creating, conflicts of interests.

 

So tell me how can Congress function properly or effectively when members are encouraged or discouraged from belonging to these Caucuses? How can members of Congress be unbiased concerning creating legislation apart from the interests of certain Caucuses? Not to mention the influence of special interest groups who petition for their cause before members of Congress?

 

There are some really interesting Caucuses so take a look at what a not totally reliable source Wikipedia has to say about Congressional Caucuses:

 

A congressional caucus is a group of members of the United States Congress that meets to pursue common legislative objectives. Formally, caucuses are formed as congressional member organizations through the United States House of Representatives and governed under the rules of that chamber. Caucuses are informal in the Senate, and unlike their House counterparts, Senate groups receive neither official recognition nor funding from the chamber. In addition to the term caucus, they are sometimes called coalitions, study groups, task forces, or working groups.[1]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucuses_of_the_United_States_Congress

 

As of 6-24-2018 this is a list of congressional caucuses of the United States Congress, as listed by the U.S. House Committee on House Administration.[2] For caucus membership, see the articles at Caucuses of the United States Congress by term.

 

  1. Agriculture and Rural America Taskforce
  2. Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus
  3. American Sikh Congressional Caucus
  4. Assyrian Caucus
  5. Auto Care Caucus
  6. Albanian Issues Caucus
  7. Bipartisan Congressional Task Force to Combat Identity Theft
  8. Bi-Partisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
  9. Bipartisan Heroin Task Force
  10. Bipartisan Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
  11. Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism
  12. Blue Collar Caucus
  13. Blue Dog Coalition
  14. California Democratic Congressional Delegation
  15. California Public Higher Education Caucus
  16. Carbonated and Non-alcoholic Caucus
  17. Cement Caucus
  18. Climate Solutions Caucus
  19. Congressional 21st Century Skills Caucus
  20. Congressional Access to Civil Legal Service Caucus
  21. Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus
  22. Congressional Adult Literacy Caucus
  23. Congressional Air Force Caucus
  24. Congressional Albanian Caucus
  25. Congressional Aluminum Caucus
  26. Congressional American Religious Freedom Caucus
  27. Congressional Animal Protection Caucus
  28. Congressional Army Caucus
  29. Congressional Arts Caucus
  30. Congressional Article I Caucus
  31. Congressional Assisting Caregivers Today Caucus
  32. Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus
  33. Congressional Azerbaijan Caucus
  34. Congressional Bike Caucus (CBC)
  35. Congressional Biofuels Caucus
  36. Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus
  37. Congressional Black Caucus (Must be Black to Join)
  38. Congressional Blue Collar Caucus
  39. Congressional Border Security Caucus
  40. Congressional Bourbon Caucus
  41. Congressional Brain Injury Task Force
  42. Congressional Building Trades Caucus
  43. Congressional Buy American Caucus
  44. Congressional Cambodia Caucus
  45. Congressional Cannabis Caucus
  46. Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus
  47. Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance
  48. Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth
  49. Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues (originally the Congresswomen’s Caucus until 1981)
  50. Congressional Caucus on Bosnia
  51. Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls
  52. Congressional Caucus on California High-Speed Rail
  53. Congressional Caucus on Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka
  54. Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
  55. Congressional Caucus on Long-Range Strike
  56. Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care
  57. Congressional Caucus on Poland
  58. Congressional Caucus on Public-Private Partnerships
  59. Congressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
  60. Congressional Caucus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  61. Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
  62. Congressional Caucus on the Netherlands
  63. Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans
  64. Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Technologies
  65. Congressional Central America Caucus
  66. Congressional Chemistry Caucus
  67. Congressional Chicken Caucus
  68. Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
  69. Congressional Children’s Health Care Caucus
  70. Congressional Citizen Legislature Caucus
  71. Congressional Coal Caucus
  72. Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI)
  73. Congressional Coast Guard Caucus
  74. Congressional Community College Caucus
  75. Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus
  76. Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus
  77. Congressional Czech Caucus
  78. Congressional Dairy Farmer Caucus
  79. Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
  80. Congressional Direct Selling Caucus
  81. Congressional Directed Energy Caucus
  82. Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
  83. Congressional Emergency Medical Services Caucus
  84. Congressional Estuary Caucus
  85. Congressional Everglades Caucus
  86. Congressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus
  87. Congressional Fintech and Payments Caucus
  88. Congressional Fire Services Caucus
  89. Congressional Former Mayors Caucus
  90. Congressional Fragile X Caucus
  91. Congressional Franchise Caucus
  92. Congressional Freethought Caucus
  93. Congressional Friends of Denmark Caucus
  94. Congressional Friends of Egypt Caucus
  95. Congressional Friends of Liechtenstein Caucus
  96. Congressional Friends of New Zealand Caucus
  97. Congressional Friends of Norway Caucus
  98. Congressional Georgia Caucus
  99. Congressional German-American Caucus
  100. Congressional Global Road Safety Caucus
  101. Congressional Green Schools Caucus
  102. Congressional Grid Innovation Caucus
  103. Congressional Hearing Health Caucus
  104. Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
  105. Congressional Hellenic Israel Alliance
  106. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (a Democratic group)
  107. Congressional Hispanic Conference (a Republican group)
  108. Congressional Homelessness Caucus
  109. Congressional House Cancer Caucus
  110. Congressional House Manufacturing Caucus
  111. Congressional Humanities Caucus
  112. Congressional Hungarian Caucus
  113. Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus
  114. Congressional Interstate 11 Caucus
  115. Congressional Invasive Species Caucus
  116. Congressional Inventions Caucus
  117. Congressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
  118. Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
  119. Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus
  120. Congressional Lupus Caucus
  121. Congressional Media Fairness Caucus
  122. Congressional Men’s Health Caucus
  123. Congressional Mentoring Caucus
  124. Congressional Military Family Caucus
  125. Congressional Military Mental Health Caucus
  126. Congressional Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
  127. Congressional Mississippi River Caucus
  128. Congressional Motorcycle Caucus
  129. Congressional National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
  130. Congressional National Parks Caucus
  131. Congressional Natural Gas Caucus
  132. Congressional Neuroscience Caucus
  133. Congressional New Americans Caucus
  134. Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
  135. Congressional Ohio River Basin Caucus
  136. Congressional Opportunity Action Group
  137. Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus
  138. Congressional Pension Protection for Working Americans Caucus
  139. Congressional Pilots Caucus
  140. Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
  141. Congressional Portuguese Caucus
  142. Congressional Pre-K Caucus
  143. Congressional Primary Care Caucus
  144. Congressional Progressive Caucus
  145. Congressional Public Health Caucus
  146. Congressional Public Transportation Caucus
  147. Congressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus
  148. Congressional Ready Mixed Concrete Caucus
  149. Congressional Recycling Caucus
  150. Congressional Research and Development Caucus
  151. Congressional Rugby Caucus
  152. Congressional Scouting Caucus
  153. Congressional Second Amendment Caucus
  154. Congressional Semiconductor Caucus
  155. Congressional Serbian Caucus
  156. Congressional Shellfish Caucus
  157. Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus
  158. Congressional Singapore Caucus
  159. Congressional Ski and Snowboard Caucus
  160. Congressional Skin Cancer Caucus
  161. Congressional Slovak Caucus
  162. Congressional Small Business Caucus
  163. Congressional Smart Transportation Caucus
  164. Congressional Social Work Caucus
  165. Congressional Special Operations Forces Caucus
  166. Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus
  167. Congressional Submarine Caucus
  168. Congressional Taiwan Caucus
  169. Congressional Term Limits Caucus
  170. Congressional Transparency Caucus
  171. Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
  172. Congressional U.S.-Mexico Friendship Caucus
  173. Congressional Urban Caucus
  174. Congressional US-China Working Group
  175. Congressional Values Action Team
  176. Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
  177. Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus
  178. Congressional Warrior’s Caucus
  179. Congressional Western Caucus
  180. Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus (CWRC)
  181. Congressional Working Forests Caucus
  182. Congressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
  183. Connecting the Americas Caucus
  184. Conservative Opportunity Society (COS)
  185. Creative Rights Caucus
  186. Dutch Congressional Caucus
  187. Electromagnetic Pulse Caucus
  188. Florida Ports Caucus
  189. Friends of Finland Caucus
  190. Friends of Kazakhstan Caucus
  191. Friends of Wales Caucus
  192. Global Investment in America Caucus
  193. Historic Preservation Caucus
  194. House Aerospace Caucus
  195. House Automotive Caucus
  196. House Baltic Caucus
  197. House Decentralized Wastewater Recycling Caucus
  198. House Farmer’s Cooperative Caucus
  199. House Freedom Caucus
  200. House General Aviation Caucus
  201. House Liberty Caucus
  202. House Paper and Packaging Caucus
  203. House Republican Israel Caucus
  204. House Rural Education Caucus
  205. House Sugar Caucus
  206. House Textile Caucus
  207. House Wire and Wire Products Caucus
  208. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
  209. Immigrant Servicemembers and Veterans Caucus
  210. International Religious Freedom Caucus
  211. Israel Allies Caucus
  212. Kurdish-American Congressional Caucus
  213. Law Enforcement Caucus
  214. Medical Technology Caucus
  215. Men’s Health Caucus
  216. Mental Health Caucus
  217. Missile Defense Caucus
  218. Municipal Finance Caucus
  219. National Service Caucus
  220. Northern Border Caucus
  221. New Democrat Coalition
  222. Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
  223. Pro-life Caucus
  224. Planetary Science Caucus
  225. Real Estate Caucus
  226. Republican Main Street Partnership
  227. Republican Study Committee
  228. Romanian Caucus
  229. RV Caucus
  230. Serbian Caucus
  231. Skilled American Workforce Caucus
  232. Small Brewers Caucus
  233. Spina Bifida Caucus
  234. Task Force on Anti-Terrorism & Proliferation Financing
  235. Tea Party Caucus
  236. Tuberculosis Elimination Caucus
  237. Tuesday Group (a Republican group)
  238. Tunisia Caucus
  239. S.-Japan Caucus
  240. Veterinary Medicine Caucus
  241. Work for Warriors Caucus

 

As I stated earlier some Caucuses are funded in the House and while others in the Senate are not funded. I fail to see the purpose of Caucuses as they have the appearance of special interests written all over them and are surely comprising the Washington Swamp.

 

Think of a giant “shell game” where there are 241 shells and depending upon the ongoing legislation one must find which shell the 1 pea is under. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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A Look at Alinsky’s Rules for Power – EXPOSED

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12-5-2018

 

A Look at Alinsky’s Rules for Power – EXPOSED

 

When Hillary Diane Rodham was in college she interviewed Saul Alinsky for her thesis. It would seem that she grew to idolize him and stored it away in her memory bank for possible future use.

 

As some point during his college education Barry Sotoro also came across the writings of Saul Alinsky. He too was impressed by his ideology and stored it away in his memory bank for possible future use. After changing his name to Barack Hussain Obama he was appointed to the Illinois state senate before running and winning the U.S. Senate for Illinois.

 

These two individuals driven by the ideology of Saul Alinsky and his writings collided during the 2008 Presidential election campaign cycle. They learned so well learn how to manipulate American voters and one individual eclipsed the other to win first the Democrat Party nomination, then the election and was inaugurated on 20 January 2009 as the 44th President of the United States – Barack Hussain Obama.

 

Not sitting idly by nor forgetting the writings of Saul Alinsky, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton literally adapted her 2015 – 2016 campaign to the principles listed below. She followed this platform so perfectly so it would seem that winning the election and becoming the first female president was certainly within her grasp.

 

 

Rules for Radicals

Alinsky’s Rules for Power

 

From Rules for Radicals

by Saul Alinsky

 

Tactics mean doing what you can with what you have.

 

Tactics are those conscious deliberate acts by which human beings live with each other and deal with the world around them. In the world of give and take, tactics is the art of how to take and how to give. Here our concern is with the tactic of taking; how the Have-Nots can take power away from the Haves.

 

For an elementary illustration of tactics, take parts of your face as the point of reference; your eyes, your ears, and your nose.

 

  • First the eyes; If you have organized a vast, mass-based people’s organization, you can parade it visibly before the enemy and openly show your power.

 

  • Second the ears; If your organization is small in numbers, then…conceal the members in the dark but raise a din and clamor that will make the listener believe that your organization numbers many more than it does.

 

  • Third, the nose; If your organization is too tiny even for noise, stink up the place.

 

Always remember the rules of power tactics.

 

First rule:

 

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

 

Second:

 

Never go outside the experience of your people. When an action is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear, and retreat.

 

Third:

 

Wherever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

 

The fourth rule:

 

Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.

 

The fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule

 

The Fifth rule:

 

Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.

 

Sixth rule:

 

A good tactic is one that your people enjoy. If your people are not having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.

 

A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time, after which it becomes a ritualistic commitment.

 

Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.

 

The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

 

The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

 

If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative.

 

The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.

You cannot risk being trapped by the enemy in his suddenly agreeing with your demand and saying “You’re right – we don’t know what to do about this issue. Now you tell us.”

 

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

 

In conflict tactics there are certain rules that the organizer should always regard as universalities.

 

One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and “frozen.” By this I mean that in a complex, interrelated, urban society, it becomes increasingly difficult to single out who is to blame for any particular evil. There is a constant, and somewhat legitimate, passing of the buck. The target is always trying to shift responsibility to get out of being the target.

 

One of the criteria in picking your target is the target’s vulnerability – where do you have the power to start?

 

Furthermore, the target can always say, “Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?” When you “freeze the target,” you disregard these arguments and, for the moment, all others to blame.

 

Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all of the “others” come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target.

 

The other important point in the choosing of a target is that it must be a personification, not something general and abstract such as a community’s segregated practices or a major corporation or City Hall. It is not possible to develop the necessary hostility against, say, City Hall, which after all is a concrete, physical, inanimate structure, or against a corporation, which has no soul or identity, or a public school administration, which again is an inanimate system.

 

Power goes to two poles: to those who’ve got money and those who’ve got people.

 

Born in 1909 Saul Alinsky was a community organizer and organizer trainer in Chicago. He was a champion of confrontational tactics. Alinsky wrote two books on tactics and a biography of Mineworker president John L. Lewis.

 

Fred Ross, a student of Alinsky, was a major influence on Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers union.

 

 

After reading this article it is perfectly clear that these principles (target, freeze, polarize and attack) can be used successfully against the attacker. When Barack Obama circumvented the Democrat front runner in a run from behind to beat Hillary Clinton in the 2008 campaign to gain the nomination nobody saw him coming and he went on to beat Republican John McCain for the presidency.

 

During the 2016 presidential campaign Hillary Clinton tried unsuccessfully using the same tactics against Republican Donald Trump. What she failed to recognize was that political and personal attacks did not hurt Trump and he counter-attacked using similar tactics and failed to realize that she could not out-trump Trump. She could have used a few pointers in Trump’s first book “The Art of the Deal”.

 

This resulted in Trump winning the election and he was inaugurated on 20 January 2017 as the 45th President of the United States. That should have been the end of it, but liberals and Democrats across the nation plunged headlong into what has been described as TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome).

 

There was a total meltdown of common sense as marches, protesting and rioting began in carefully orchestrated venues and cities across the nation. The protests included members of Congress boycotting the inauguration, the state of the union address and going full head on in resistance mode against anything Trump. This was a case of targeting, freezing, personalizing and polarizing President Donald Trump.

 

It also brought into play the First Rule, “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy things you have”. All the marches gave the façade of huge masses of dissatisfied voters, when in reality the voters were what gave Donald Trump the victory in the election.

 

This brought into play the Second Rule, “Never go outside the experience of your people or the result will be confusion, fear and retreat”. The experience of these liberals is to malign, slander and discredit which seems pretty typical for those with legal training.

 

The Third Rule, “Whenever possible go outside the experience of the enemy where you want to cause confusion, fear and retreat”. This works when the target is a political powerhouse who is primarily interested in maintaining enough votes to remain in office. It doesn’t work particularly well when the target is Trump who is not a politician and knows in advance who his enemies are.

 

The Fourth Rule, “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.” This is where you take their rhetoric and shove it down their throats in spirited debates or through repeated public service announcements or campaign ads. This is where the target deflects or redirects this back in a counterattack.

 

The Fifth Rule, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s almost impossible to counterattack ridicule, as it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage”. Hillary should have paid special attention to the word “Impossible”, because once again you can’t out-trump Trump. His counterattacks are instantaneous and very effective.

 

The Sixth Rule, “A good tactic is one that your people enjoy”; “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag” & “Keep the pressure on”. This rule is a 3-part one, but your people only enjoy using this tactic when it’s not directed against them personally or when they run out of things to say or invent as they try to keep the pressure on. We’ve seen this constantly as the media, television personalities and athletics look for ways to take “Trump speak” to new levels where it comes across as Fake News.

 

According to Alinsky, “The threat is more terrifying than the real thing itself”; “Development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition” & “If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside, because every positive has its negative”; “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative” “Don’t risk being trapped by the enemy by him suddenly agreeing with you and asking what you would do”.

 

Why else do you think the “Caravan” scare was announced so far in advanced and reported on with daily regularity? Same thing happened with “Family Separations” just before that. And don’t forget the “gun control” and “second amendment” attacks on taking guns from law abiding gun owners.

 

“Like getting guns off the streets will make everyone safer”. This premise has no basis or foundation as taking guns away from lawful gun owners simply allows unlawful gun owners free reign to perpetuate random acts of violence.

 

According to Alinsky, “In conflict tactics there are certain rules that should always be regarded as universalities”

 

“The opposition must be singled out as the target and frozen. It’s increasingly difficult to single out who is to blame for any particular evil”; “The target must have a vulnerability, where you have the power to start.”

 

“When you freeze the target, you disregard all arguments to blame others”.

“Then you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack. This will bring out all others who are visible by their support.”

 

“The other important point in the choosing of a target is that it must be a personification, not something general and abstract. It is not necessary to develop the hostility against City Hall, or a corporation or public school administration which is an inanimate system”

 

This is why it was necessary to personify Donald Trump as the target. Singling out Trump enables the attacking of his person, family, business dealings, domestic and foreign policy and his proven passion for beautiful women. By pressing these attacks (putting on the pressure) the target (Trump) is kept off balance, constantly defending and unable to perform effectively.

 

Alinsky, “Power goes to two poles: to those who’ve got money and those who’ve got people.”

 

This was an unforeseen development in choosing Donald Trump as the target. He is not your typical politician. He has no “need” to become president. He already has money “power” and people “voters” and therefore the two poles have come together nicely.

 

President Donald Trump has been a fighter his entire life. He knows how to scrap on the streets and in the corporate boardroom. Trump is someone who does not fall down without getting back up and when he comes up he comes up swinging.

 

I’ve written about it before, but nobody counted on the “God” factor affecting the outcome of the US elections. It was revealed early on during the campaign that God had chosen a special man for a special task. A man whom others looked down upon as unsuited to the presidency and who did not know God (profess to be a Christian).

 

Because God’s ways are not man’s ways, man was ultimately surprised when God chose a “swordsman” and not an “evangel” to become president. In the manner of Isaiah 45, God chose Donald Trump to be an “Isaiah 45” president; a scrapper who would not quit and was committed until he achieved or completed the task to which he had been chosen for.

 

America must see through the “smoke and mirrors” of the evil one who has been waging a battle against Almighty God from the time he was caste out of Heaven and banished to the realm of the earth. It’s not a battle between good and evil like we are led to believe. It is a battle of evil against God. The outcome has been predetermined and evil loses.

 

We are in the end times of an earth that is not our mother or has no feelings, no soul and yet is undergoing birth pains (earthquakes, fires, floods, famine, wars and rumors of wars in diverse places). There are many who say it will pass, but they are fooling only themselves.

 

I ask, “DO YOU KNOW JESUS?” In the bible (John 3:16) we are told that Jesus is the way to the Father God. There is no other way. The time to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior is now while you still breathe the breath of life. It is not by works, but by the grace of Almighty God who wishes none to perish, but that all would live with Him eternally. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Will you accept him right now? – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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My Life in a Nutshell

12-3-2018

 

My Life in a Nutshell

 

Born on a mountain top in Tennessee……No that was Davy Crockett; it was a dark and stormy night……I couldn’t tell you cause I was just a baby. See writing my life story has always been a challenge, I get through the first sentence or make it through the first paragraph and it all falls apart, but let me try again.

 

I wasn’t born in a spud field in Idaho although I spent quite a bit of time there as a kid. I was born in Mercy Hospital in Nampa, Idaho back in ’49, almost before it was a hospital. Doctor Kellogg delivered all four of us Wilson boys.

 

Mom, Janet, was so young that when we went to town everyone thought she was the babysitter (she was that too). She married dad, Joe Sr., at 14 (he wasn’t dad yet). When I (Joe Jr.) came along she was 15 and now a dad, he was 21. He was dad 3 more times for brothers Jesse, Johnnie and Jerry.

 

We lived on Grandpa David & Grandma Agnes Wilson’s farm when I was born, but moved into the “Hilton” in Homedale. In fact it was a converted chicken coop, on the ditch bank. It had a bedroom for us, a living area with kitchen and I believe it had an outhouse none of it is there anymore (the “Hilton”), but the ditch bank isn’t quite as deep as I remembered. I use to ride a 2 wheel bike to first grade. I must have been a little tyke to fit on that little bike. Everyone use to watch me ride by (so they told me). I remember spending a Christmas there and something about a little electric train with a circle track. I don’t want to talk about the colt we all decided to ride literally to death, so sad.

 

We moved around some and at one point lived on a farm outside of Wilder. The farm is still there just around the corner is Aunt LuAnn and Uncle Kenny Burton’s place now. Kenny went with me one time to drive by the farm. The house is still there, but most everything else has changed. Gone is the corral where dad and Slim use to break horses. No they didn’t put them over their knee and break them, but tamed them for riding.

 

I remember getting bit on the shoulder by one horse and it didn’t feel very good. Another time all four of us were on “my” horse. We were galloping down the road when all of a sudden he horse stopped, but we didn’t. I landed on my chin on the ground in front of the horse but I don’t remember whether the others stayed on or not. I remember walking to the apple orchards and spending hours there, eating apples and messing around. During season we’d sneak a watermelon from the farmer up the road. We’d swim in the ditch and watch Disney programs on TV (the old black and white).

 

As kids we worked alongside the folks in the spud fields. Dad was crew boss for migrant workers who’d come to the area for the harvest. Sometimes we’d all move around Southwestern Idaho and Oregon picking crops. I remember shaking vines (knocking dirt and spuds off). I got my first taste of driving when dad put me in the old spud truck. He’d help me get it started, have me in granny gear, steering in a straight line and when he’s yell stop I’d turn off the engine. It stopped alright. Then we’d keep doing it until the truck was full. Dad used to grab a 100 pound spud sack in each hand and hoist them both up over his shoulders placing them perfectly on the bed of the truck. Don’t remember who was on the truck stacking the spuds, but it was hard work. Later as we got bigger we’d don a spud belt, put empty sacks on the hooks in back and one in the front and begin filling up the sacks. Ours wasn’t nearly as full, but until we couldn’t pull them anymore. We got paid by the sack, same as everyone else (probably not as much). At the end of the week we’d go into town for a burger, fries and a coke.

 

Homedale put in a new ice cream joint and the neighbor girl, Karen, named it “The Frosty Palace”. We’d go there sometimes for a HUGE chocolate covered cone for 25 cents. Always loved that place, until a few years ago I took mom and dad back there and we pulled in to the drive thru and ordered ice cream cones, and found out they don’t serve ice cream there anymore.

 

I remember the old WWII Sherman tank at the city park we used to climb on. Over the years I’d take the kids, and grandkids there when we’d come to Idaho to visit the folks. Glad the tank’s still there. Good memories.

 

We moved to another farm near Nyssa, Oregon. That place brought more memories too. I remember walking with dad in town one time, just don’t remember why? Us boys would take the 4/10 shotgun and walk way down to the bridge and shoot pigeons. It was a long walk back then. I got to drive over and find the old farm on one trip home. I turned on the road, crossed the bridge and went maybe 25 feet to the house. Not quite as far as I remembered. I do remember dad bought an old WWII surplus ¾ ton pickup and we’d learn to drive it, if we could get it started. It had one of those floor starter buttons, and the gas pedal was missing, so there was this knob we had to press (or maybe it was the starter?), but for barefoot boys it could be a challenge. We also drove the farm tractor.

 

When dad stepped in a posthole he had to be taken to the VA hospital in Boise and was there for quite a while. Mom traded the farm for a house in Boise and we moved there around ’60 or ’61. We lived on Lindsay Lane off Victory Rd, over by the railroad tracks. We used to watch the trains go by. At times we’d watch the movie playing at the drive in theatre on the other side of the tracks. I remember Christmas when we got our bikes. We rode them all over Boise and all the way to Meridian collecting pop bottles and selling them for a nickel each. At times the folks would have us peddle garden stuff, tomatoes, carrots or whatever. I used to hate that because I was not the consummate salesman. Still don’t like to sell stuff.

 

Grandma Edna Laub (Grandpa Minor Lamond Laub died in ‘53) moved to Nampa and we’d go spend summers with her and the girls (Marilyn, Carol and Colleen). We never called her Colleen, but usually she answered to “Coke”, but I don’t know why? I remember sneaking into the Snake River Stampede Rodeo one summer when “The Cisco Kid and Pancho” were the guests of honor. (I used to have an autographed picture.)

 

Grandpa David Wilson moved to a farm in Kuna and I remember spending summers working with Uncle Gary setting pipe, driving the grain truck and messing around grandpa’s blacksmith shop. Good memories.

 

I went to Hawthorne Elementary School, later to South Junior High and then to Borah High School where I joined the Civil Air Patrol. Did a lot of events, ball games parking cars, the Little Theatre down by the VA where we directed traffic. We even went out to Mountain Home Air Force Base to an air show. We had our exhibition drill team perform and then we walked around the flight line. Went to an air show at the Boise airport and dropped my name in for a drawing for free ground school. I won and all I needed was $50 for the textbook, which I didn’t have so I gave it to another kid. I remember getting the moped and Chuck writing a song about my ’64 Moped to the tune of a Beach Boys song.

 

We moved from Boise to Kuna the summer before my senior year. At first I decided to quit school because I wanted to graduate from Borah. Spending the summer riding a dozer pulling a rake got me to thinking of going in the army and driving tanks. Then that passed and I decided to go finish my senior year at Kuna High School. I got my letter as towel guy of the basketball team (I couldn’t dribble or shoot hoops).

 

After graduating with my Uncle Gary and the class of ’67 I moved to Boise and started working for an auto parts store as the delivery driver. I did that until I got talked into joining the army on the buddy system with an acquaintance Steve Jones, we were going to be helicopter pilots.  Remember this was during the Vietnam War and I didn’t score high enough for pilot school.

 

I enlisted for transportation school, becoming a truck driver in Southeast Asia, in Thailand, hauling bombs to toilet paper to Air Force and Army units while Steve went on to become a door-gunner/crew chief on helicopters in Vietnam. I ran into Steve only once after we both came back from Southeast Asia.

 

There’s more to my story, the condensed version of my childhood in a nutshell. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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