Go Left Go Right

What makes two people who grow up in a similar environment become so politically different? This is very perplexing to me. Where I live here in central California, a candidate who I went to grade school with, remained in touch during our college years, and road tripped together a few times, is challenging the GOP incumbent, Jeff Denham. I am going to refrain from posting his name here, but he has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood and the CSEA. Just do a quick google search, and he will pop up.

Everyone who has spent more than one second reading my blog is fully aware that I am a very conservative Christian guy. I grew up in a conservative, two parent home. My pop owned his business, and mom stayed at home. The guy that I went to school with, partied with, and did typical guy stuff with all those years ago, had a very similar upbringing. So why did I see the light of the right he went to the darkness of the left?

I don’t have the answer. I don’t know why folks think that abortion is not murder. I don’t know why folks want to reward criminals with free citizenship. I don’t know why folks believe medical insurance and medical care is a right. I don’t see why folks don’t understand that the more government is involved in the private business sector, the more expensive it becomes and the quality declines.

As the election draws near, I will post some of the acts I witnessed first hand that he will have to answer for. I have been contacted by a chapter member of the GOP that wants to hear what I witnessed. I am a bit torn, Jeff Denham is not a conservative; he is pro amnesty and mandated healthcare guy. But he is not a progressive.

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Response To Guest Opinion: Carol J. Ornelas’ “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Needed”

Here is a my letter that is published in the latest copy of the Riverbank News. It was in response to a guest editor’s post:
Response To Guest Opinion: Carol J. Ornelas’ “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Needed”

I would like to submit this for publication under Letters To The Editor: In response to the Guest Opinion by Carol J. Ornelas entitled “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Needed”, I would like to question some of her assertions. Lets start with the obvious: It is not “Reform”. It is the blatant disregard by our state and federal governments to enforce the laws that regulate immigration. “The majority of immigrants” (of course, she is lumping legal and illegal into one pile) “in California are working in agriculture,construction, or the service industry.” This is great news for the masses of unemployed workers in California. And don’t try to drop the “only illegal immigrants are willing to work certain jobs.” Remove the illegal alien workers, and the employers will find employees to fill the void. “To keep our economy strong, we must pass a comprehensive immigration reform..” Really? our economy is in the tank now, so this is just a blatant lie. “Parents and children are torn a part as they are separated from one another.” Why is this a concern? Good parents will take their children with them. Of course, some countries do not grant citizenship to people born outside of their countries. Besides, illegal aliens made the choice to break the law, so they must be willing to accept responsibility for their actions. I also notice that Carol fails to address the illegal alien population that is incarcerated and how illegal aliens have affected our K-12 educational system. Lastly, notice who employs Carol and who her company has teamed with: La Raza. Citizenship is not a right, it is a privilege. To give it to any person simply because they are able to circumvent our laws is wrong an immoral.

Here is a link that provides company names that are directly associated with the name Carol J. Ornelas. Looks like there is some cash being made too me.
http://www.bizapedia.com/people/CAROL-ORNELAS.html

Got Fooled By A Fraud

I shook your hand Mr. Denham, looked you in the eye and said I voted for you. I now realize you are a fruad. I will do everything in my power to educate people not to vote for you in the next election.

Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2013/08/08/2853449/denham-talks-about-the-house-immigration.html#storylink=cpy

Denham met with many members of the informal group previously in June, about the time the U.S. Senate was passing its comprehensive immigration reform bill. He has publicly supported the sweeping legislation, but it has met roadblocks in the House. Many House members are looking at a more piecemeal approach to reform, tackling individual immigration issues in separate bills.

Obamacare socks union health plans with 40% tax | WashingtonExaminer.com

I am a Conservative in the CSEA. I have been warning fellow members for years to stop voting the “Union Line”. I too was called all kinds of names and laughed at. Guess what? Many members realized I was correct when I told them to compare check stubs from just a year ago to their most recent. Sadly, the union’s top leadership is either ignorant, greedy, or both. They are claiming victory from the past elections. Won’t be long until California public unions get hammered by the non-union voters. And rightfully so.

Obamacare socks union health plans with 40% tax | WashingtonExaminer.com.

CSEA’s President Allan Clark To Membership: Thanks For Being Useful Idiots

Here I go again pointing out the hypocrisy and ignorance of the C.S.E.A’s leadership.

CSEA’s President Allan Clark To Membership: Thanks For Being Useful Idiots

Well, of course he, and the board of directors won’t say this directly, but this
is exactly what happened in the past election. In his current “President’s
Message” he not so humbly states” Let me take this opportunity to thank each and
every member, and all of the friends and family you recruited, for the amazing
work you did on the recent election.” For one, he darn well ain’t thanking me,
and many of my co-workers in his home district. We understand that by passing
prop’s that raise taxes, we did nothing more than cut our pay. We see through
the greedy B.S. that the C.S.E.A’s leadership shovels. Allan states;” Prop 30
will raise about $ 6 billion for public schools and colleges.” Hey Allan, how do
you know that is the correct figure? Have you figured for the departure of some
of the tax base from California? Businesses and individuals are exiting the
state faster than the politicians, who were endorsed by the C.S.E.A, can steal
their earnings. All the while, the hard-working rank and file of not only our
union, but every working Californian, sees a decrease in their pay. Not a
mention of the increase in health care insurance, or the F.I.C.A. tax increase.
No, we get the same old tiresome bull shit from the C.S.E.A’s board: ” The way
we defeated Prop. 32 sent a clear message to the billionaire financiers, that
you can spend all the money you want (and they did) but you cannot defeat the
heart and soul of the middle class.”

Geez, Marx would be proud of this dribble! Really? Billionaires spending all
they want? Why not? The C.S.E.A. spends millions of dollars collected through
dues on to back their candidates, props, and bonds. And this statement by Allan
really shows the depth of not only his, but almost all of the C.S.E.A’s
leadership: “” We have identified who the biggest donors have been in this fight
and we will be working with our brothers and sisters in the labor movement to
attack them where it hurts the most-their profits.”

Yup, cut into a private companies’ profit enough, and they will leave the state,
close up shop, and cut employees. Which results in less tax dollars. This is
nothing more than ignorance and greed rearing its ugly head, and the face of
this beast: Is the leadership of the C.S.E.A.

If this type of idiocy continues, private sector workers will revolt at the
ballot box. And I think this will include the average, to far left leaning
liberal worker. Never forget, The C.S.E.A. has been successful over the past 25
years getting the candidates and props passed that have put us in this current
fiscal mess. So how do the people who created the mess, know some how have the
solutions? They don’t!

Where’s My Change?

Looked at my recent pay stub, and the “New Normal” take home is officially $105.30 less than what is was. Less disposable income to spread around at the diners and taverns. Some people don’t get the fact that small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. Not the government.

CSEA’s Job Steward Training: Conservative Voices Not Allowed

Brutal, brutal, brutal is about all I can say about ny eight hours of attendance of Job Steward training. Let me start by saying that everyone I had contact with was pleasant, and cordial. This applies to the presenters too. The day started off with all of us introducing ourselves and giving a “fun” fact. Most folks spoke about kids, or grandkids. I was the only one who referred to my educational background. Of course, I do everything in the “union setting” for a reason. My reason for this? To let fellow members know we just might have a variety of backgrounds amongst our membership, and this might lead to different views on subjects. Of course, I have learned that the CSEA’s leadership, at all levels, are not open to this. I hear so much about getting our “voices” heard, but only if it is an approved voice.

During the entire eight hours, I never asked a question, nor made a comment on any of the subject matter. I had many opportunities to point out the hypocritical nature of the “approved” message of the CSEA. Like how raising taxes takes money out of our pockets, or how government mandated health care raises the cost of the service. One of the presenters was elated by the fact that prop 30 passed, but never mentioned the fact that changes to the Way California spends money like a drunken sailor have not been addressed. Or how the CSEA continues to endorse the same drunken liberal sailor politicians.

It will be interesting to see what will happen if I pursue the Fully Jacketed Job Steward title. Apparently, I will have to partake in political activities that I am opposed to. The question is: Do I bite the bullet and do it and then speak my conservative views? Thus making me a hypocrite, like so many of the CSEA’s leadership are.

Time will tell. For conservatives such as myself, being a member is equal to being a pilgrim in an un-holy land.

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