Sunday, January 31, 2021

Random Thoughts for February 2021


Random Thoughts for February 2021

Robert A. Hall

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Health update: I’m at least 98% recovered from the left lung removal in June. Big problem now is the arthritis in my hip, very painful. I had a cortisone shot last week, and it’s some better for pain, but I know that only lasts a few weeks and I can only get on every three months. I see ortho on 1/9 and will try to convince them to do a hip replacement. It’s risky because I’m immune-suppressed from my transplant in 2013. Since I was executive director of AAHKS, I know that one to two % of joint replacement become infected, which could be fatal. I think that gives me a 49-1 shot with a replacement. I will take the risk if they let me. I Don’t want to spend the rest of my life in pain and in a wheelchair or a bed. I’d rather throw the dice again. Will keep you posted.


2nd COVID shot 2/4.


December 31, 2020 was the 15th anniversary of my cough. Much better since they took out my old lung; no longer coughing up blood.


We have lost the Senate. We have Trump to thank.


WWIII is over. China won.


People were hoping that 2021 would be better than 2020. January is not an encouraging start.


Biden and the Democrat should thank the Trump supporters who stormed the capital. It strengthens them incredibly. The summer of riots, looting, and violence in the cities is down the memory hole.


Post Trump, it will take a long time to rebuild the conservative movement. And the country will go through liberal hell because of it, as progressives ride roughshod over our rights.


I’ve never attended a presidential inaugural. This didn’t seem like a good year to start. Ut apparently walls work in Washington, if not on the borders.


I notice the media didn’t call the Trump riots “mostly peaceful protests.: I am appalled with this. It is the fruits of Democrats and the media going soft, at least, on Antifa and BLM riots and violence. As you sow…


From Facebook: They tell you that they're asking for unity, in reality they are demanding conformity...Know the difference.


"For the average person walking down a dark street late at night, a promise from a politician is worth far less than a .38 Special." ~ James Bovard (From Todd on Facebook)


A risk-free society is a growth-free society. –Alison B


On New Year’s Day, I had black eyed peas and pork brats. I don’t believe in superstitions, but I hear it’s good luck whether you believe or not.


If you want to talk to me, a robocall isn’t going to work.


Rights are something you have unless someone takes them away. Goods are things you don't have until someone gives them to you (ideally, in return for something of equal value). Liberals confuse the two. –Alison B


I finally found find a pizza place that has anchovies.


“The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.” - Napoleon Bonaparte (from my friend Todd)


People who think affirmative action works think giving someone a swimming proficiency certificate will keep them from drowning. –Alison B


Foreign aid: The tribute working people in the US pay to rich autocrats in the third world, hoping, vainly, for peace.


They have been diligent, a they should be, in tracking down and charging to rioters at the capitol. I wish they had been half as diligent in tracking down and charging BLM and Antifa? I am glad they are swiftly identifying and punishing those who rioted at the capitol. How about doing the same for the BLM and Antifa folks who rioted, looted, and attacked people in cities across the country this year? Why is that different?


Liberals think that saying the right thing is more important than doing it. –Alison B


A woman on Facebook said I was a, “Snowflake, liberal, asshole who should ‘f*** off’” I replied, “Nice talk. The kind I expect from liberals. Been a Republican since I campaigned for Nixon in 60 at 14. Conservative since I read Goldwater's "Conscience of a Conservative" at 16. Volunteered for the Marines at 18, for Vietnam at 20. Served 5 terms as a GOP state senator. BA in Govt, MEd in History. Executive for 31 years. Served another 6 years in USMCR while a senator. What personal risks have you taken to fight socialism, cupcake?” No answer.


Trump promised to surround himself with the best people. Funny how almost everybody he picked, VP Pense, the AGs, the SecDefs on down turned out to be deep state sleepers.


The latest impeachment effort isn’t about Trump. It is an attempt to box GOP legislators, who will be punished by pro-trump or anti-Trump voters no matter how they vote.


Last time we donated our $2400 stimulus check to our church’s good Samaritan Fund to help people in need. This time we need a new fridge, maybe a walk-in jetted tub and or mobility scooter for my hip arthritis. So….


Racism comes in all colors. –George S.


Martin Luther King believed you should judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. That makes him a racist in woke culture.


Facebook bans political speech it doesn’t like, but accepts scam ads to get the money. ($40 mobility scooter, pill to get skinny, become a Scottish Lord.)


Had another call today that my social security account was suspended for fraud. Press one to talk to an officer if you don’t want to get arrested. I hit one. How come all the “SS officers” have an Indian accent? I hope he was fluent enough in English to follow my directions. Now getting scam robo calls about Amazon. Again, agent with an Indian accent.


If Canada sold the Keystone Pipeline to Bill Gates or some other billionaire Democrat donor, Biden would suddenly see the value in it.


What happened to all the inaugural demonstrations in DC and the state capitols we were warned about?


Thought for the day: A gang rape is just democracy in action. --Tom Kratman (The victim votes no, the gang votes five yes. Why we are a republic with rights that can’t be repealed by a majority.)


Worst job in the country: Biden’s food taster.


“Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.” -Anon


"General welfare" does not mean welfare for everyone. –Alison B


They are claiming Biden removed the painting of President Andrew Jackson (considered the founder of the modern Democrat party) from the ovel office, but I think Jackson left of his own.


Biden believes anything Trump did is automatically bad. He’s going to be very constipated after four years.


For progressives, "unity" means "shut up and do what I tell you." -Alison B


I had over 300 emails on 1/22. I had to delete most unopened. About 100 from same person. I had to do an interview with a vet, write his life story, read it back to him, and send to my office to process. Also slept 11 hours, and did 3.5 hours of med stuff for my transplant.


94% of people working on line due to COVID say productivity has stayed the same or improved. –Harpers, 1/21.


30% of single Americans say they have had sex since the pandemic began. –Harpers, 1/21.


What is the difference between totalitarian and authoritarian regimes? A totalitarian regime silences and controls its people. An authoritarian regime leaves these functions to the private sector. --George


From FB: They say unity but they mean uniformity.


Many lovely young women seem intent on making themselves ugly with tattoos, piercings, and too much makeup.


What to get the keystone Pipeline on again? Give Hunter Biden an executive position with the company at a salary of $300,000+.



Get the collection! My “Random Thoughts” from 2009 through July, 2013 are collected in this book: The Old Jarhead's Journal: Random Thoughts on Life, Liberty, and Leadership by Robert A. Hall

The Old Jarhead’s Journal is a collection of Random Thoughts on politics and life and Conservative Political Essays, mostly published on the author’s blog, including the essay “I’m Tired” which went viral on the Internet in 2009, “The Hall Platform,” “This I Believe,” and “Why I’m a Republican.” While they will be of interest to conservative thinkers, they are collected here in book form as a service to readers who wish to give a copy to favorite liberals and watch their heads explode. All royalties are donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.




Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at) Hall’s twelve books are listed here: His blog of political news and conservative comment is He currently works part-time as a writer-editor in the My Life, My Story program as the Madison VA hospital, interviewing vets and writing up their life histories. During the crisis he is working from home.

Report clears UK’s largest Muslim charity of institutional anti-Semitism despite controversy over hateful posts on social media

 Report clears UK’s largest Muslim charity of institutional anti-Semitism despite controversy over hateful posts on social media

Excerpt: In 2020, IRW trustees Heshmat Khalifa and Almoutaz Tayara stepped down after the British media unearthed posts they wrote on social media in 2014 and 2015 before taking jobs at the charity. Khalifa had called Jews the “grandchildren of monkeys and pigs.” Tayara posted a cartoon that depicted former US president Barack Obama with a Star of David emblazoned on his necktie. He also referred to Hamas’ military wing, which is listed as a terrorist group by the UK and the EU, as “heroes.”

Friday, January 29, 2021

Egg on Their Faces: 10 Climate Alarmist Predictions for 2020 That Went Horribly Wrong

 Egg on Their Faces: 10 Climate Alarmist Predictions for 2020 That Went Horribly Wrong

Official PA TV: ‘Holocaust was the price Jews paid for their ‎evil behavior…conspiracies and wickedness’

 Official PA TV: ‘Holocaust was the price Jews paid for their ‎evil behavior…conspiracies and wickedness’

A GameStop Explainer

 A GameStop Explainer

Excerpt: Let’s close out the week by walking through the whole GameStop thing — but first, let’s observe that no matter what event occurs in the news, some folks will try to hammer it into a shape that fits one of their preexisting narratives. Also, some media voices belatedly realize Andrew Cuomo isn’t as great as he says he is, and China wants your DNA. Hey, at least it’s Friday.

Former D1 Athlete Speaks Out Against Biden’s Executive Order That Allows Biological Men To Compete In Women’s Sports

 Former D1 Athlete Speaks Out Against Biden’s Executive Order That Allows Biological Men To Compete In Women’s Sports

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Biden’s Pandemic Promises Careen into Reality. By JIM GERAGHTY

 Biden’s Pandemic Promises Careen into Reality. By JIM GERAGHTY

Excerpt: President Biden made it clear that stopping the coronavirus pandemic was his top priority upon taking office, and the American people are likely to largely judge his presidency upon that, at least for the next year or so. The president is getting deserved grief for the difference between his late October promise, “I’m not going to shut down the economy, I’m not going to shut down the country, I’m going to shut down the virus,” and his assessment of a “dark winter” and recent assessment that “there’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.”

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

gun tax

Biden Proposes $200 Gun Tax and Firearm Buyback Program Along with 13 page Form that Asks for Fingerprints and Photograph


This will be a difficult program to enact for the Biden regime. In 2020 a record number of Americans bought guns. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation 8.4 million people bought a gun for the first time in 2020….

Townhall reported:

Joe Biden would force semiautomatic rifle owners to either participate in a gun buyback program, or register their firearm under the National Firearms Act, which requires the payment of a $200 tax. This would extend to AR-15s and other common household rifles. Those who do not comply would face up to 10 years in federal prison, and a potential $10,000 fine.

Barb~Of course, registering is the first step in confiscation. Great Reset plan. Kiss the Constitution goodbye.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Buyer's Remorse Sets in Over Joe Biden, But It's Much too Late for the Crying

 Buyer's Remorse Sets in Over Joe Biden, But It's Much too Late for the Crying

Here’s The Full List Of Every Lie Joe Biden Has Told As President

 Here’s The Full List Of Every Lie Joe Biden Has Told As President

Montana governor calls on Biden to rethink Keystone Pipeline decision: ‘It’s a lifeline’

 Montana governor calls on Biden to rethink Keystone Pipeline decision: ‘It’s a lifeline’

Book Recommendation Lost Victory: A Firsthand Account of America's Sixteen-Year Involvement in Vietnam by William Colby, James McCargar


Book Recommendation

Lost Victory: A Firsthand Account of America's Sixteen-Year Involvement in Vietnam by William ColbyJames McCargar

William Colby became CIA station Chief in Saigon in 1959 just as the north launched its “people’s war. Against the south” In 1975, when the US Congress reneged on our pledges to the Republic of Vietnam and handed them over to the long night of communism, Colby was director of the CIA. For 16 years he was as involved in Vietnam as anybody on the American side. His account of the war, what was done right and what was a mistake is worth reading. He believes, as do I, that a different outcome was within reach. It will give you a better understanding of the war. I learned many new things from the book. Trigger warning: it may open old wounds for Vietnam vets. Still it is well worth reading.

Predictions from my friend George Schneider:

 Predictions from my friend George Schneider:

House Republicans will pile onto an impeachment motion.  Media and House Democrats will decry the move as cynical. When these times are at their bleakest, just think that we are only one feel of a 12 year old girl from getting the government back. Joe Biden wins Nobel Peace Prize for the promise of a better world by defeating Trump. Most popular baby names, 2021:    Kamala (girls)    Joe (boys)    Jomala (serious liberals who would be disappointed with a binary gender baby) Opening words of SOTU address: The state of the union is strong.


Career Scientists And Frontline Staff At CDC To Blame For Coronavirus Shortfalls, Not Just Trump Administration, Report Finds


Turn volume up all the way….takes some doing to find it. I hear, “I don’t know what I’m signing here.” Nice! Could be starting WWIII by EO…. Barb

HOC now okay

Lancet, in UK.  As the worm turns….  Also, ivermectin acceptable now and has a dosage established.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

AOC wants to cancel those who worked for Trump. Good luck with that, they say.

 AOC wants to cancel those who worked for Trump. Good luck with that, they say.

Orwell’s 1984 and Today

 Orwell’s 1984 and Today


Biden giving Putin 'exactly what he wanted' on nuclear arms treaty: Cotton

'It was a terrible decision of the Biden administration to fold their cards and give Vladimir Putin exactly what he wanted,' Cotton tells 'The Story'

Biden Nullifies Trump Executive Order Issued to Reduce Prices of Insulin and Epinephrine


Biden Nullifies Trump Executive Order Issued to Reduce Prices of Insulin and Epinephrine

Bigger profits for Big Pharma.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Biden Rescinds Trump Order Banning Chinese Communist Involvement In US Power Grid

Biden Rescinds Trump Order Banning Chinese Communist Involvement In US Power Grid
China Joe strikes again. ~Bob


 Note how the title as "Genocide" in quotes, which is normally the way you imply inaccurate use of a term.  Yet in the text the actual discussion make it plain that this has been under discussion for a long time and was in fact overdue.  In the NYTimes of course this is described only as a nasty trick to make life more difficult for Biden.  That it's valid and has been for a long time is immaterial, it's really only slimy politics on the part of Trump.  Well too damn bad, it's the truth and everyone knows it, and it was high time for it to be called out.  How Biden is going to deal with China, now so clearly demonstrated to be our enemy, and the cause of so much damage through their incompetence and dishonesty in handling the virus, is one of the major questions.  We'll see, but don't be surprised if it's not exactly aggressive or effective.


Trump Administration Accuses China of “Genocide” on Its Last Day in Office

Thoughts on the 1776 Commission and Its Report

 Just for reference, here's the input on the report, and it's attached for any who want to see for themselves what it says.


Thoughts on the 1776 Commission and Its Report

Biden Immediately Removes ‘China Challenge’ As ‘Policy Issue’ On State Dept Website

Biden Immediately Removes ‘China Challenge’ As ‘Policy Issue’ On State Dept Website

The Biden regime has revised the Trump-era State Department website to omit describing the Chinese Communist party as one of the department’s main “policy issues.”

China Joe Strikes. ~Bob


  Coming to a state near you. 

If there ever has been an example of the ability of government, like cancer, to grow and grow and metastasize into every nook and cranny of your life  FOLKS, LET CALIFORNIA BE THE EXAMPLE

That government is INCAPABLE of self-control —  it can only divide and multiply until it kills the host.
These are all California State Agencies...
California Academic Performance Index (API) * California Access for Infants and Mothers * California Acupuncture Board * California Administrative Office of the Courts * California Adoptions Branch * California African American Museum * California Agricultural Export Program * California Agricultural Labor Relations Board * California Agricultural Statistics Service * California Air Resources Board (CARB) * California Allocation Board * California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority * California Animal Health and Food Safety Services * California Anti-Terrorism Information Center * California Apprenticeship Council * California Arbitration Certification Program * California Architects Board * California Area VI Developmental Disabilities Board * California Arts Council * California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus * California Assembly Democratic Caucus * California Assembly
Republican Caucus * California Athletic Commission * California Attorney General * California Bay Conservation and Development Commission * California Bay-Delta Authority * California Bay-Delta Office * California Biodiversity Council * California Board for Geologists and Geophysicists * California Board for Professional En and Land Surveyors * California Board of Accountancy * California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology * California Board of Behavioral Sciences * California Board of Chiropractic Examiners * California Board of Equalization (BOE) * California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection * California Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind * California Board of Occupational Therapy * California Board of Optometry * California Board of Pharmacy * California Board of Podiatric Medicine * California Board of Prison Terms * California Board of Psychology * California Board of Registered Nursing * California Board of Trustees * California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians * California Braille and Talking Book Library * California Building Standards Commission * California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education * California Bureau of Automotive Repair * California Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair * California Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation * California Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine * California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services * California Bureau of State Audits * California Business Agency * California Business Investment Services (CalBIS) * California Business Permit Information (CalGOLD) * California Business Portal * California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency * California Cal Grants * California CalJOBS * California Cal-Learn Program * California CalVet Home Loan Program * California Career Resource Network * California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau * California Center for Analytical Chemistry * California Center for Distributed Learning * California Center for Teaching Careers (Teach California) * California Chancellors Office * California Charter Schools * California Children and Families Commission * California Children and Family Services Division * California Citizens Compensation Commission * California Civil Rights Bureau * California Coastal Commission * California Coastal Conservancy * California Code of Regulations * California Collaborative Projects with UC Davis * California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth * California Commission on Aging * California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers Compensation * California Commission on Judicial Performance * California Commission on State Mandates * California Commission on Status of Women * California Commission on Teacher Credentialing * California Commission on the Status of Women * California Committee on Dental Auxiliaries * California Community Colleges Chancellors Office, Junior Colleges * California Community Colleges Chancellors Office * California Complaint Mediation Program * California Conservation Corps * California Constitution Revision Commission * California Consumer Hotline * California Consumer Information Center * California Consumer Information * California Consumer Services Division * California Consumers and Families Agency * California Contractors State License Board * California Corrections Standards Authority * California Council for the Humanities * California Council on Criminal Justice * California Council on Developmental Disabilities * California Court Reporters Board * California Courts of Appeal * California Crime and Violence Prevention Center * California Criminal *Justice Statistics Center * California Criminalist Institute Forensic Library * California CSGnet Network Management * California Cultural and Historical Endowment * California Cultural Resources Division * California Curriculum and Instructional Leadership * Branch * California Data Exchange Center * California Data Management Division * California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission * California Delta Protection Commission * California Democratic Caucus * California Demographic Research Unit * California *Dental Auxiliaries * California Department of Aging * California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs * California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board * California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control * California Department of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating) * California Department of Child Support Services (CDCSS) * California Department of Community Services and Development * California Department of Conservation * California Department of Consumer Affairs * California Department of Corporations * California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation * California Department of Developmental Services * California Department of Education * California Department of Fair Employment and Housing * California Department of Finance * California Department of Financial Institutions * California Department of Fish and Game * California Department of Food and Agriculture * California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) * California Department of General Services * California Department of General Services, Office of State Publishing * California Department of Health Care Services * California Department of Housing and Community Development * California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) * California Department of Insurance * California Department of Justice Firearm s Division * California Department of Justice Opinion Unit * California Department of Justice, Consumer Information, Public Inquiry Unit * California Department of Justice * California Department of Managed Health Care * California Department of Mental Health * California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) * California Department of Personnel Administration * California Department of Pesticide Regulation * California Department of Public Health * California Department of Real Estate * California Department of Rehabilitation * California Department of Social Services Adoptions Branch * California Department of Social Services * California Department of Technology Services Training Center (DTSTC) * California Department of Technology Services (DTS) * California Department of Toxic Substances Control * California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) * California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVets) * California Department of Water Resources * California Departmento de Vehiculos Motorizados * California Digital Library * California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification Program * California Division of Apprenticeship Standards * California Division of Codes and Standards * California Division of Communicable Disease Control * California Division of Engineering * California Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control * California Division of Gambling Control * California Division of Housing Policy Development * California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement * California Division of Labor Statistics and Research * California Division of Land and Right of Way * California Division of Land Resource Protection * California Division of Law Enforcement General Library * California Division of Measurement Standards * California Division of Mines and Geology * California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) * California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources * California Division of Planning and Local Assistance * California Division of Recycling * California Division of Safety of Dams * California Division of the State Architect * California Division of Tourism * California Division of Workers Compensation Medical Unit * California Division of Workers Compensation * California Economic Assistance, Business and Community Resources * California Economic Strategy Panel * California Education and Training Agency * California Education Audit Appeals Panel * California Educational Facilities Authority * California Elections Division * California Electricity Oversight Board * California Emergency Management Agency * California Emergency Medical Services Authority * California Employment Development Department (EDD) * California Employment Information State Jobs * California Employment Training Panel * California Energy Commission * California Environment and Natural Resources Agency * California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) * California Environmental Resource s Evaluation System (CERES) * California Executive Office * California Export Laboratory Services *California Exposition and State Fair (Cal Expo) * California Fair Political Practices Commission * California Fairs and Expositions Division * California Film Commission * California Fire and Resource Assessment Program * California Firearms Division * California Fiscal Services * California Fish and Game Commission * California Fisheries Program Branch * California Floodplain Management * California Foster Youth Help * 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* California Industrial Development Financing Advisory Commission * California Industrial Welfare Commission * California InFoPeople * California Information Center for the Environment * California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (I-Bank) * California Inspection Services * California Institute for County Government * California Institute for Education Reform * California Integrated Waste Management Board * California Interagency Ecologic al Program * California Job Service * California Junta Estatal de Personal * California Labor and Employment Agency * California Labor and Workforce Development Agency * California Labor Market Information Division * California Land Use Planning Information Network (LUPIN) * California Lands Commission * California Landscape Architects Technical Committee * California Latino Legislative Caucus * California Law Enforcement Branch * California Law Enforcement General Library * California Law Revision Commission * California Legislative Analyst's Office * California Legislative Black Caucus * California Legislative Counsel * California Legislative Division * California Legislative Information * California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus * California Legislature Internet Caucus * California Library De velopment Services * California License and Revenue Branch * California Major Risk Medical Insurance Program * California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board * California Maritime Academy * California Marketing Services * California Measurement Standards * California Medical Assistance Commission * California Medical Care Services * California Military Department * California Mining and Geology Board * California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts * California Museum Resource Center * California National Guard * California Native American Heritage Commission * California Natural Community Conservation Planning Program * California New Motor Vehicle Board * California Nursing Home Administrator Program * California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board * California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board * California Ocean Resources Management Program * California Office of Administrative Hearings * California Office of Administrative Law * California Office of AIDS * California Office of Binational Border Health * California Office of Child Abuse Prevention * California Office of Deaf Access * Cali fornia Office of Emergency Services (OES) * California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment * California Office of Fiscal Services * California Office of Fleet Administration * California Office of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Implementation (CalOHI) * California Office of Historic Preservation * California Office of Homeland Security * California Office of Human Resources * California Office of Legal Services * California Office of Legislation * California Office of Lieutenant Governor * California Office of Military and Aerospace Support * California Office of Mine Reclamation * California Office of Natural Resource Education * California Office of Privacy Protection * California Office of Public School Construction * California Office of Real Estate Appraisers * California Office of Risk and Insurance Management * California Office of Services to the Blind * California Office of Spill Prevention and Response * California Office o f State Publishing (OSP) * California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development * California Office of Systems Integration * California Office of the Inspector General * California Office of the Ombudsman * California Office of the Patient Advocate * California Office of the President * California Office of the Secretary for Education * California Office of the State Fire Marshal * California Office of the State Public Defender * California Office of Traffic Safety * California Office of Vital Records * California Online Directory * California Operations Control Office * California Opinion Unit * California Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) * California Park and Recreation Commission * California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) * California Performance Review (CPR) * California Permit Information for Business (CalGOLD) * California Physical Therapy Board * California Physician Assistant Committee * California Plant Health and Pest Prevent ion Services * California Policy and Evaluation Division * California Political Reform Division * California Pollution Control Financing Authority * California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo * California Postsecondary Education Commission * California Prevention Services * California Primary Care and Family Health * California Prison Industry Authority * California Procurement Division * California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) * California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) * California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) * California Real Estate Services Division * California Refugee Programs Branch * California Regional Water Quality Control Boards * California Registered Veterinary Technician Committee * California Registrar of Charitable Trusts * California Republican Caucus * California Research and Development Division * California Research Bureau * California Resources Agency * California Respiratory Care Board * California Rivers Assessment * California Rural Health Policy Council * California Safe Schools * California San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission * California San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy * California San Joaquin River Conservancy * California School to Career * California Science Center * California Scripps Institution of Oceanography * California Secretary of State Business Portal * California Secretary of State * California Seismic Safety Commission * California Self Insurance Plans (SIP) * California Senate Office of Research * California Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification Program * California Small Business Development Center Program * California Smart Growth Caucus * California Smog Check Information Center * California Spatial Information Library * California Special Education Division * California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board * California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STA R) * California Standards and Assessment Division * California State Administrative Manual (SAM) * California State Allocation Board * California State and Consumer Services Agency * California State Architect * California State Archives * California State Assembly * California State Association of Counties (CSAC) * California State Board of Education * California State Board of Food and Agriculture *California Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) * California State Children's Trust Fund * California State Compensation Insurance Fund * California State Contracts Register Program * California State Contracts Register * California State Controller * California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) * California State Disability Insurance (SDI) * California State Fair (Cal Expo) * California State Jobs Employment Information * California State Lands Commission * California State Legislative Portal * California State Legislature * California State Library Catalog * California State Library Services Bureau * California State Library * California State Lottery * California State Mediation and Conciliation Service * California State Mining and Geology Board * California State Park and Recreation Commission * California State Parks * California State Personnel Board * California State Polytechnic University, Pomona * California State Railroad Museum * California State Science Fair * California State Senate * California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) * California State Summer School for the Arts * California State Superintendent of Public Instruction * California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) * California State Treasurer * California State University Center for Distributed Learning * California State University, Bakersfield * California State University, Channel Islands * California State University, Chico * California State University, Dominguez Hills * California State University, East Bay * California State University, Fresno * California State University, Fullerton * California State University, Long Beach * California State University, Los Angeles * California State University, Monterey Bay * California State University, Northridge * California State University, Sacramento * California State University, San Bernardino * California State University, San Marcos * California State University, Stanislaus * California State University (CSU) * California State Water Project Analysis Office * California State Water Project * California State Water Resources Control Board * California Structural Pest Control Board * California Student Aid Commission * California Superintendent of Public Instruction * California Superior Courts * California Tahoe Conservancy * California Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Competent Physicians and Dentists * California Tax Information Center * California Technology and Administration Branch Finance * California Telecommunications Division * California Telephone Medical Advice Services (TAMS) * California Transportation Commission * California Travel and Transportation Agency * California Unclaimed Property Program * California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board * California Unemployment Insurance Program * California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission * California Veterans Board * California Veterans Memorial * California Veterinary Medical Board and Registered Veterinary Technician Examining Committee * California Veterinary Medical Board * California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board * California Volunteers * California Voter Registration * California Water Commission * California Water Environment Association (COWPEA) * California Water Resources Control Board * California Welfare to Work Division * California Wetlands Information System * California Wildlife and Habitat Data Analysis Branch * California Wildlife Conservation Board * California Wildlife Programs Branch * California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) * California Workers Compensation Appeals Board * California Workforce and Labor Development Agency * California Workforce Investment Board * California Youth Authority (CYA) * Central Valley Flood Protection Board * Center for California Studies * Colorado River Board of California * Counting California * Dental Board of California * Health Insurance Plan of California (PacAdvantage) * Humboldt State University * Jobs with the State of California * Judicial Council of California * Learn California * Library of California * Lieutenant Governors Commission for One California * Little Hoover Commission (on California State Government Organization and Economy) * Medical Board of California * Medi-Cal *Osteopathic Medical Board of California * Physical Therapy Board of California * Regents of the University of California * San Diego State University * San Francisco State University * San Jose State University * Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy * State Bar of California * Supreme Court of California * Teach California * University of California * University of California, Berkeley * University of California, Davis * University of California, Hastings College of the Law * University of California, Irvine * University of California, Los Angeles * University of California, Merced * University of California, Riverside * University of California, San Diego * University of California, San Francisco * University of California, Santa Barbara * University of California, Santa Cruz * Veterans Home of California.

Our government says that the only places they can cut expenses is Police and Fire...
It doesn't matter whether you are a Democrat, a Republican, or an Independent. This list is shocking. Over the years, our politicians have created
this enormous pork barrel of agencies that employ over 350,000 people directly and countless more via contracts with the State.

Almost all of these people get salaries, medical coverage, and pensions at our expense and almost all are unionized.

Bedridden Iraqi Woman Shows How Leftist Media Manipulates Opinion

 Bedridden Iraqi Woman Shows How Leftist Media Manipulates Opinion

The Morning Dispatch: Vaccine Blame Game

 The Morning Dispatch: Vaccine Blame Game

Team Biden’s Vaccine Blame Game
Are we well on our way to distributing and administering enough COVID-19 vaccine to get the pandemic under control, or is the federal effort to facilitate that distribution in shambles? The fledgling Biden administration staked out both positions at different points in the day Thursday.

It began with a CNN story, sourced to anonymous figures within the Biden transition team, that made a striking claim yesterday morning: The Trump administration, obsessed with overturning the results of the election to the exclusion of all else, let its vaccine distribution strategy fall into such sorry disrepair that Biden’s team was essentially starting from “square one.”

“There is nothing for us to rework,” one source said. “We are going to have to build everything from scratch.”

Then, on Thursday afternoon, a reporter asked President Biden whether his goal of administering 100 million vaccines in his first 100 days in office is ambitious enough. The new president bristled: “When I announced it, you all said it’s not possible. Come on, give me a break, man. It’s a good start.”

But here’s the rub: A pace of 1 million vaccines a day is only marginally higher than the pace reached during the first month of vaccine ramp-up during the Trump administration. According to a Bloomberg compilation of state vaccination data, the rate of inoculations—which has been gradually accelerating since late December—averaged 912,497 per day during the final week of the Trump administration.

There are two things going on here. The first is simple spin. Donald Trump’s strategic messaging typically consisted of wildly overpromising and then changing the subject; Team Biden is performing the more classic Washington maneuver of lowering expectations by aiming for a conservative target while bemoaning how poor of shape the last guy left things in.

As spin goes, it wasn’t very artfully done—particularly after Dr. Anthony Fauci, whom Biden has tapped as his chief medical adviser, disputed the characterization during an afternoon briefing. “We’re certainly not starting from scratch, because there is activity going on in the distribution,” Fauci said. “With the previous administration, you can’t say it was absolutely not usable at all. … So we are continuing, but you’re going to see a real ramping up of it.” By that point, however, the initial story had already rocketed around social media and been mentioned dozens of times on cable air.

Bernie Inauguration Meme Steals The Show: Here Are Some Of The Best

Bernie Inauguration Meme Steals The Show: Here Are Some Of The Best

Shocker: Trust in Media Reaches All Time Low

 Shocker: Trust in Media Reaches All Time Low

I'm not shocked. ~Bob

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Biden removes military flags from Oval Office on first day as president

 Biden removes military flags from Oval Office on first day as president

You have been put in your place, veterans. ~Bob

From Facebook

 In his first day on the job, China Joe Biden did virtually nothing that the American people wanted. He signed a bunch of highly symbolic executive orders which collectively don’t really amount to much.

#1. Mask Requirement – In order to fight the spread of COVID-19, Joe Biden has issued an executive order that “requires the use of the use of masks and social distancing in all federal buildings, on federal lands and by federal employees and contractors. This is a largely symbolic token gesture and will do nothing to contain the spread of COVID.
#2. Rejoining World Health Organization – Joe Biden has issued an executive order directing the government to rejoin the World Health Organization. The W.H.O. validated Chinese propaganda about the outbreak of COVID-19. The organization declined to call the outbreak in China a public health emergency of international concern on Jan. 22, at the same time there were confirmed cases in Taiwan, Australia, Japan, Thailand, and South Korea. After the WHO finally declared the emergency, it proceeded to drag its feet on declaring a pandemic, waiting until March 12.
#3. Rejoining The Paris Climate Accord – Joe Biden has issued an executive order directing the government to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. The poorly negotiated Paris climate accord imposed unfair, unworkable and unrealistic targets on the United States for reducing carbon emissions. As the climate deal punished America’s energy producers with expensive and burdensome regulations, it gave other countries U.S. taxpayer-funded subsidies and generous timelines. Countries like China got a free pass to pollute for over a decade.
#4. Reviewing Trump Rollbacks – Joe Biden has issued an executive order that revokes the permit for the Keystone XL oil and gas pipeline and imposes a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing in ANWR. The 1,700-mile Keystone pipeline carries roughly 800,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. Tens of thousands of jobs would be eliminated to placate environmental extremists.
#5. Student Loan Debt – Joe Biden has issued an executive order “to extend a pause on federal student loan payments through at least Sept. 3.” Loan payments were paused in the CARES act.
#6. Housing Foreclosures – Joe Biden has issued an executive order delaying housing evictions and foreclosures until at least March 31, 2021. What about property owners?
#7. Ending the Muslim Ban – Joe Biden has issued an executive order that ends the so-called Muslim ban. It actually was a travel ban on travel from countries that have terrorism. The countries currently affected by the travel ban are Eritrea, Sudan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, Tanzania and Yemen. This increases the risk of terrorism in the U.S.
#8. DACA – Joe Biden has issued an executive order to preserve DACA. The Supreme Court already said they could not be deported.
#9. Border Fence – Joe Biden has issued an executive order to suspend construction of the Trump border fence. More people are now in the caravans headed to the U.S. than were at Biden's inauguration.
#10. Census – Joe Biden has issued an executive order to reverse a Trump plan to exclude illegal aliens from being counted in the 2020 Census. The difference between citizen and non-citizen is being blurred.
#11. Comprehensive Immigration Reform – Joe Biden is sending a bill to Congress to grant amnesty to all illegal aliens in the country.
Sleepy Joe wants everyone who was in the U.S. since January 1st to have a pathway to citizenship.
#12. Racial Equity – Joe Biden has issued an executive order to launch a “a government-wide initiative directing every federal agency to review its state of racial equity and deliver an action plan within 200 days to address any disparities in policies and programs. Race and identity politics will be front and center in his administration.
#13. Underserved Communities – Joe Biden has “created an equitable data working group to make sure federal data reflects the country’s diverse makeup and direct the Office of Management and Budget to allocate more federal resources to underserved communities. Political correctness.
#14. Rescinding Trump’s 1776 Commission – Joe Biden has scrapped Donald Trump’s 1776 Commission. Patriotic education takes a backseat to the 1619 project.
#15. LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination – Joe Biden has signed an executive order “prohibiting workplace discrimination in the federal government based on sexual orientation and gender identity and directing federal agencies to ensure protections for LGBTQ people are included in anti-discrimination statutes.” Symbolic.
#16. Revoking Trump’s 2017 Interior Enforcement Executive Order
– Trumps order encouraged states and localities to enforce federal immigration laws.
17. Protecting Liberians Who Fled Civil War – Joe Biden will extend the Liberian deportation deferral until at least June 2022. Donald Trump created a path to citizenship for them by signing the 2020 NDAA.