Beyond the Cusp

November 16, 2018

Challenges in the United States


Currently there are two regions of great challenges in the United States, one mostly physical the other completely manmade. The physical is in California where two massive and deadly forest fires that have raged beyond control destroying homes, communities and anything in their paths. Firefighters are battling around the clock to attempt to bring these disasters under control thus containing them, extinguishing the fires, and then hunting down the last of the hotspots, no small task of its own. Entire towns such as Paradise are going to require being completely rebuilt which will only come to be providing the inhabitants and commercial entities decide to return and not simply relocate elsewhere. One fire was presumably started by a campfire or may have been downed electrical wires sparking the exceedingly dry grasses and then, whipped by steady and strong winds, quickly spread and became an inferno. Being a former firefighter, when asked about forest fires such as what is consuming California in both the north and south, I slowly shake my head solemnly saying that despite training in structure and aircraft fires, I have never worked on fires such as these and considers myself to be extremely fortunate to have never faced such a fury. We cannot even imagine the furies loosed in California, hoping and praying that they manage to prevent any further losses of life. The death toll at the last count we have seen was approaching sixty while the numbers of missing topped one-hundred. The numbers of missing leaves fears that the number of fatalities attributed to the fires is not known and will likely rise. There is little one can add to the newswires coverage of the disasters in California which leaves hoping that things eventually come back to normalcy.


California Wildfires

California Wildfires


The other challenge is in counting ballots in numerous states including Maine, New Jersey, New York where two races remain, Texas and Utah which is just about the house of Representatives. Then there are the states where Senatorial races are still in doubt which include Florida and Mississippi. Lastly are the races for Governor in Florida and Georgia which are still in recount. Most of these have been resolved and have largely gone to the initial winner while in Maine there is an unusual means of voting where people cast tanked votes which are used in case no candidate reaches a majority rather than merely a plurality. This has led for the Republican incumbent Representative Bruce Poliquina to file a lawsuit in a federal court trying to block Maine from tabulating ranked-choice voting ballots. The governor’s race in Georgia appears to be an attempt to count sufficient votes such that neither candidate gets an outright majority and merely a plurality in order to force a runoff election which would usually favor the Democrat candidate, if voting profiles from the past would hold. The real contests, at least by the coverage, appears to be, where else, but in Florida and particularly in Broward County and West Palm Beach, OH MY!


If a recount hinging on Broward County and West Palm Beach, Florida sounds familiar, it should, as that was one of the focal counties in the 2000 Presidential recount in Florida between George W. Bush and Al Gore. The problems in West Palm Beach was presumably accepted ballots were mixed with some of the rejected ballots. The problems in Broward County are over which ballots require recounting and which should not even be acceptable for the recount. Needless to point out, everybody is getting involved and the accusations of voter fraud abound. The bright side have been the cartoon with Sesame Street figures mostly including the Count have been a feature in many places with the figures claiming they are headed to Florida to teach them how to count. Unfortunately, these recounts are of a far more serious nature than to which such cartoons allude. We very well may see a number of these recount races result in court battles where the result will be cries of, ‘Selected, not elected,” coming from the losing side, a standard set in the Bush-Gore recount and the Democrats protesting the Supreme Court ending the recount process leaving Bush the winner, by court selection, we are to presume. Whatever the results of these various recounts, hard feelings will remain and the winner may ultimately pay should they face the same opponent in their next election where that election will be cast as some form of recount of the former to determine the truly legitimate winner. Of course, that vindication will only count if your personally favored candidate wins in that election and without the necessity of a recount and definitely not needing going through a court battle. There have been claims, which we have attempted but been unable to verify, that in the recounts for Congressional and Gubernatorial elections since 2001 that, depending on which claim you run into, the Democrats have won the vast majority or the Republicans have won the vast majority. In the ever more important side where the initial winner resulted in having their victory overturned by recount, we again have competing claims which will depend on which echo chamber from which you get your news as to which one you will hear. We hope that whichever side you prefer is the only side whose victories you will read and none of the victories by that mean and horrible other party. Always remember, elections set up a temporary opportunity to get out next elections and try that much more to avoid the messy recounts and the vitriol they engender.


Voter Reality in Most of America

Voter Reality in Most of America


For those who are in the inconsolable department and are suffering election trauma, may we offer a solution. There are numerous places where one can move where such trauma inducing acts such as elections will never again invade your life. Such places as North Korea, Cuba, Russia, Eritrea, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Viet Nam, Angola and Iran, to name a few, where they have predictable election results or no elections, well no true elections where there is any doubt months before on who will win and are places one can move to be rid of election meltdowns. We would probably even advise against taking a vacation in most of these nations, but perhaps elections have become so fraught with anxiety that some might actually desire a more regimented governance where every day you know who the leadership is, well, until the other form of election occurs, the always fraught with danger popular uprising or its cousin the coup. Personally, we kind of prefer true and democratic elections, be they a pure democracy, republic, parliamentary or other more innovative form or representative governance and are happy that they turn out to sometimes be messy, it gives us things to comment on and proves that the people actually care about elections, well at least the forty to sixty percent of registered voters who vote in a population where often at best two-thirds actually bother to register. The only question we often want to ask, if in too many places you have a candidate win with sixty percent of the sixty percent of eligible voters voting who from a population where only sixty percent of eligible people register, does anyone realize that means they did not even get twenty-two percent of the people who are eligible for voting and they are declared the person the majority chose? Well, they do refer to these elections as a voluntary representative democratic process which kind of takes the fact that all too many people are anywhere from the most fanatical to somewhat ambivalent to completely unaware and uncaring to make a society. The one thing I do advise those who think that making voting mandatory is, do you really desire people who are currently too lazy to register along with those who do not care sufficiently to vote actually choosing who represents those who do care and actually make a point to vote? Personally, we would not mind if voters had to actually provide two things their candidate actually proposes to support in order for their vote to count, but that would be requiring people to actually take the elections as seriously as they should, and we know that such a requirement would drive the voting public down to next to nothing. As for if such would improve the system we will let you decide, in the meantime, we will continue to vote for those whose positions we prefer in the elections we are legally permitted to vote, and we promise to vote once and only one each.


Beyond the Cusp


October 23, 2017

Fifty Shades of Blue


Adolfo Camarillo High School, in Camarillo, California, where else, administration has reached a monumental decision concerning the ever sensitive subject of gender; there cannot be more than one gender, graduates. Tradition at the schools since its founding in 1956 has been at graduation for the male graduates to wear navy blue and the female graduates to wear a more neutral blue, blue. Out of respect for the sensitivity of the administration of the schools, we will no longer relate to their graduates as male and female, nor will we utilize the less formal and potentially insensitive boys, young men, girls or young women. We are going to join the school’s administration in just referring to them as graduates, period. After all, their decision that this year at graduation all graduates, regardless of their desired gender, and in respect for those who have taken on the gender of none or potentially yes or even no thank you. But why not hear it from the horse’s mouth, well, the Oxnard Union High School District Superintendent.


Oxnard Union High School District Superintendent Penelope DeLeon told the student newspaper, “This is a very big national initiative. It is not about gender equality as much as it is about being respectful to everybody’s choice to select a gender or not to select a gender, and we have students who choose not to.” So, the school district has decided that some of their students are to be given the right to decide that they have no gender. I understand, well, not understand but realize might be a better choice, that there are people who believe they were born with the wrong body parts. I understand, there’s that word again, realize that there are people whose sexuality choices I will never be capable of identifying with. Feeling attraction to someone whose body parts match yours, well, who are we to judge you? You believe that you were born with the wrong organs, well, that one is a bit hard to swallow or discern, but again, it is not for us to judge, as life will provide more judgments than you are likely to desire and definitely more than you will appreciate. But great news, your school district is there for you and ready to accept your choices, or your lack of choices, and California is the place for you, most definitely the place for you.


The one thing we can make a point of about the new color code for graduation, but we predict it will be bland and a sea of monochrome, middle-shade of blue. Nobody will be able to tell the male graduates from the female graduates and parents will have no indicator by which to whittle down the crowd so they can take pictures. At least if their son or their daughter were graduating, they knew which color to look for, not any more as they will all be one color. If your graduating son or daughter were of about average height for their class and the navy blue or regular old blue would have cut your search down by about half. No more as allowing for such a convenience for the parents must take second fiddle to the feelings of that one student out of how many, a hundred, a thousand, if any have chosen no gender, for this possibly mythical student the tradition must fall. This is the new United States as well as what has been Europe far too long as well and Australia. Traditions must be shattered on the flimsiest of reason and excuses as long as it is to give display to the fads and fashions of the new leaders and deciders of all that is holy. We are referring to the far left which now stands in judgement over all the rights of passage, the traditions, the ceremonies and everything that goes with them into the farthest reaches of public life and now they are on verge of reaching into our private lives. Everything must be according to their rigid mores where nobody is offended even if there is nobody who would have been offended.


The students who gave quotes to the school newspaper may have been showing greater understanding of the weight of tradition and the measure of importance of balance. Our first example comes from Drew Reyes who stated, “I understand that gender neutrality is a growing topic. I just think we could have a solution that allowed us to keep both colors, since they’re both shades of blue.” Drew had an excellent point, they were both shades of blue so they could have simply added another few shades of blue, possibly sky blue for the most sensitive of students, royal blue for ones with an overdeveloped sense of self, midnight blue for the most serious of students and some form of paisley using fifty shades of blue for the most creative of students.


Isaac DeLara was not quite as understanding or sensitive but made up for that lack with a serious and demonstrative declaration stating, “The whole school shouldn’t have to wear one color just to accommodate some people.” We might have demanded to know who were the weirdos who when asked their gender responded, ‘No thank you, do not want one.’ We suspect that there was no such person but somebody at one of those insipid board meetings where everyone is tasked to think of something new and unique which can be used to make the schools system more inclusive and this was this year’s winning idea, people without gender, it is a little like doctors without borders but less beneficial and restricted to California and possibly only the Oxnard Union High School District.


One of the school staff, Lori Pristera, and bravely supported this decision stating, “That’s like saying you have three percent of your graduating class who are deaf so we don’t want a sign language interpreter there because that’s not what 97 percent of the students need.” Really, three percent of the school students chose to be without gender? That is a bit difficult to swallow unless they were presented with the idea of declaring no gender in an assembly or required sensitivity class where such was declared the latest rage and some students fell for the ploy and bingo, a new class of gender was now required and thus we had to do away with all gender. We are wondering if there will be no gender bathrooms installed in the school next year for these no gender students, as they should never have to face going to the bathroom with male or female students as that would be insensitive.


Inclusive Bathrooms Boys Girls and Genderless

Inclusive Bathrooms Boys Girls and Genderless


Where in the world do people come up with such ideas, such completely abominable ideas? Oh yea, this is California, the state which was, or still is, considering seceding from the United States because of President Donald Trump. One has to wonder if California will petition to have Hillary Clinton join their new nation as its President or are they more aligned with Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein from the Green Party. There are numerous states in flyover country who would not miss California all that much. Then again, the Democrat Party would miss them terribly as their fifty-five Electoral votes would be sorely missed and would all but guarantee Donald Trump reelection as President. Perhaps this is why they never put it to a vote of the people. They realized almost as soon as they had declared their intention that they could not carry through as that would end the Democrat Party lust for power for the foreseeable future. Then again, it might just be California and ideas such as transgendered people, and now genderless people, that is driving the usually quiet people out to vote in the necessary droves. Maybe we should be encouraging the Californians to continue coming up with one more insane and mis-thought-out idea after another as inspiration for regular people to keep the people who back such thoughts and ideas as far from the reigns of power as possible. Who knows what is what anyways? We have transgendered people whom, and let us see if we have this correct, get up each morning and decide on their mood of the moment what gender they might be that day. Now we are to believe that their choices have increased from simply two to three choices. Now they could be male, female or none of the above. We would like to give California some assistance with their next gender, hermaphrodites, one with both genders at the same time. They would be able to use both male and female bathrooms but would be the nemesis and disallowed to ever use the neither bathroom, the one on the right in the picture above where the none figure would mean no entry for such peoples. Still, we are still trying to wrap our heads around people answering the question of gender saying no thank you, we do not want one.


Beyond the Cusp


July 13, 2017

Democrats Obstruct Congress with Obstruction Justice Charges


Representative Brad Sherman (Democrat Representative from California) filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump with Congressman Al Green (Democrat Representative from Texas) for obstruction of justice by firing FBI Director James Comey. We feel it is necessary for the political world and the people of the United States to take an honest look into what their statement claims to “begin the effort to force the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Obstruction of Justice and Russian interference in our election.” Our question in every step of this review of their statement is when will the American people be permitted to have their elected President and Republican majorities and be permitted to actually do the public’s bidding as duly elected instead of dancing to every fanatical outburst of childishness crying over their loss in an election which these cry-babies cannot permit because they say so?


The presentation by Representative Brad Sherman continues further on with, “Every day Democrats, Republicans, and the entire world are shocked by the latest example of America’s amateur President.” We can most certainly agree. The President’s speech in Poland was one which will go onto the history books as the defining of the growing problems which the leftists have brought down on Western Civilization. He drew the line defining the challenges which will be necessary to face if it is to survive or if it will fall before barbarity, but enough on his Poland speech other than to hope you will listen to it and we have placed the video at the bottom for your viewing pleasure. Their following charge is amusing as they are the main people feeding on this frenzy. Their claim is that President Trump displays, “Ignorance accompanied by a refusal to learn. Lack of impulse control, accompanied by a refusal to have his staff control his impulses. We’re no longer surprised by any action, no matter how far below the dignity of the office and no matter how dangerous to the country.” We had to ask whether they were describing the President or the Media which fuels the fire. The media is so tuned into supporting any mad claim from the left against President Trump that they mostly miss any real news. Their fury that he Tweets something they find offensive or obtusely outrageous and then proceed to scream about it for the entire following week is exactly why he continues to do so. Their tantrums are preventing any intelligent discourse on the business of building America and saving Western Civilization. President Trump speaks volumes when he addresses crowds overseas where he is received as a potential savior, especially in Poland where he was received as the next King Jan III Sobieski, the King of Poland spoken of often on our pages, the man who led his army and relieved the siege on Vienna on September 11, 1683 and potentially saved Western Civilization from the Ottoman invasion.


Now we come to the real reason and hopes of these articles of impeachment as Representative B Sherman stated, “As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge.” Well, it is nice to know that even he realizes that what is requested is that Congress drop everything and go on a fishing expedition seeking any scrap of evidence that President Trump may have inadvertently tossed a piece of paper onto the White House lawns thus polluting a national monument, or some equally appalling crime. Is any of this worthy of impeachment charges because even a whiff of smoke has more substance than my attempt at humor and a long four or eight year fishing trip which will prevent the Congress from taking any actions as we request every bill be reviewed by the House Judiciary Committee immediately after we finish seeking impeachable offenses as they surely must exist or will exist or might conceivably exist. Brad continues, “However, as to Obstruction of Justice, as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1512 (b)(3), the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now. And the national interest requires that we do so.” Allow us to rewrite this and inject some details which humility obviously did not permit Brad to include. However, as to Obstruction of Justice, as we define it or wish to define it from 18 U.S.C. § 1512 (b)(3), the evidence we believe we have and hope we can pass off as sufficient to move forward now with this in place of all else as we must prevent Trump from achieving any more as we hate what he stands for. And our national interest requires that we do so. There, now that is more accurate. A pair for last reference, this does apply if for no other reason than in 1892, the Supreme Court unanimously concluded without qualification that “this is a Christian nation.” the case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States as well as arguments that the Jewish and Christian Bibles influenced the Declaration of Independence.


Representative Sherman finally states a truth but unfortunately had to then redefine the choices to his satisfaction. The truth was, “Introducing Articles of Impeachment will have two possible outcomes.” Yes, charges are valid or charges are not valid, guilt or innocence. Remarkably easy to define but we will take this one point at a time as instead we get, “First, I have slight hope it will inspire an ‘intervention’ in the White House. If Impeachment is real, if they actually see Articles, perhaps we will see incompetency replaced by care. Perhaps uncontrollable impulses will be controlled. And perhaps the danger our nation faces will be ameliorated.” What does Brad mean by ‘intervention’ at the White House, the hogtying of the President, the taking away of his Twitter account, forcing him to remain mum on the problems the nation faces or simply preventing the President from enacting the promises he made on the campaign trail which the leftists find so disturbing as they are based on something they have attempted to destroy in the United States culture for the past fifty years, the Judeo-Christian foundation which underpins the personal freedoms and liberties they wish to take from the American people. They despise the idea of limited governance as described in Deuteronomy Chapter 17:14 – 20 (included below). When reading these verses, please for the sake of making them applicable to the United States we request you think Constitution where it states Torah, as that is more applicable, plus the land will in this case be the United States and not ancient Israel, King should read President, elect replaces divine choice, (hopefully you are getting the idea), horses equate to wealth from time in office, many wives’ meaning is obvious, Levitic Kohanim were the court system, fear in the Constitution is of the people before the elections are held, and the commandment is his promises to the people. You will capably understand how it translates.

When you come to the land the Lord, your God, is giving you, and you possess it and live therein, and you say, “I will set a king over myself, like all the nations around me,
You shall set a king over you, one whom the Lord, your God, chooses; from among your brothers, you shall set a king over yourself; you shall not appoint a foreigner over yourself, one who is not your brother.
Only, he may not acquire many horses for himself, so that he will not bring the people back to Egypt in order to acquire many horses, for the Lord said to you, “You shall not return that way any more.”
And he shall not take many wives for himself, and his heart must not turn away, and he shall not acquire much silver and gold for himself.
And it will be, when he sits upon his royal throne, that he shall write for himself two copies of this Torah on a scroll from [that Torah which is] before the Levitic Kohanim.
And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to fear the Lord, his God, to keep all the words of this Torah and these statutes, to perform them,
so that his heart will not be haughty over his brothers, and so that he will not turn away from the commandment, either to the right or to the left, in order that he may prolong [his] days in his kingdom, he and his sons, among Israel.


Torah the Founding Document of Judaism with Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights Founding Documents of the United States of America

Torah the Founding Document of Judaism
with Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights
Founding Documents of the United States of America


Representative Sherman continues hoping, “Second, and more likely, filing Articles of Impeachment is the first step on a very long road. But if the impulsive incompetency continues, then eventually many, many months from now, Republicans will join the impeachment effort.” Well, here is some reality being stated at last. This is a holding pattern through which everything can be delayed because we have Articles of Impeachment pending and until we determine that President Trump is President without any doubt in the minds of a single opponent of his, then we must continue searching everywhere for some shred of evidence we can use and take “many, many months” which we believe means years, four to eight as required, then finally the Republicans will comply and impeach Trump if for no other reason than to inaugurate Vice President Pence and continue with the national business. The problem with this is there are Democrats already working on impeachment for Vice President Pence and Speaker of the House Ryan. These researchers are seeking what can be used to tie up Congress with more impeachment proceedings even should they remove Trump. The new tactic by the Democrats is to impede and prevent any progress they can obstruct in order to wait out the entirety of any Republican in the White House such that only a Democrat President will be permitted to have any influence on the country. There’s one great plan for one party rule, or a dictatorship, can we say fascist yet?


And his conclusion, “I author Articles of Impeachment not to change our national policy. I served with Mike Pence in Congress for twelve years and I disagree with him on just about everything. I never dreamed I would author a measure that would put him in the White House. I am introducing Articles of Impeachment to begin a long process to protect our country from abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and impulsive, ignorant incompetence.” That first line is deceptive. You need to understand that changing national policy is one of the items, and very large item, on President Donald Trump’s to do list. He desires taking the United States from the let’s make America into Europe and an ally of religious fascist Iran and against Israel into America exceptionalism, something the left finds offensive, and prevent terror sponsor Iran from any additional harm and support Israel, all things the leftists hate. He at least admits his lack of similar ground with the Vice President, guess we can assume his views diverge even more strongly with those of the President. Our final comments will cover his stating, “to begin a long process to protect our country from abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and impulsive, ignorant incompetence.” Long process is a definite exactly what he means and wants, tie up Congress further on why the President is not the President we, the leftists who know better than the rest of you, elected. The abuse of power is anything which does not serve the leftist goals as started by President Obama and were supposed to be continued to fruition by a President Hillary which did not happen and they are stunned into obstruction of progress by the President with impulsive, ignorant and incompetent proceedings, investigations, diversions and whatever it takes right up to and including a revolution to place a leftist in the White House and dissolve Congress as it is Republican controlled and replace five Justices on the Supreme Court with complacent Justices who understand the new way, the fascist way and do not think for a moment the United States is not dangerously close to a revolution followed by a fascist dictatorial system where the conservatives will be granted free reeducation. On this revolution part, please prove me wrong on this, please.


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