Archive for November, 2017


Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Today I’m reading, “Trump Sides With Putin Over U.S. Intelligence On Election Meddling”:

President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, is a fascist by definition; Webster Dictionary definition of fascist: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.

As such, and because his election was questionable, I personally do not accept him as my President nor do I honor the office of the presidency while Donald Trump occupies it.

Further, I consider myself a patriot, I was drafted and served my country because I believe I had a responsibility to serve my United States of America.

My family’s ancestors have fought for America in every conflict including the Revolutionary War and two of my grandson’s served in combat in the War in Afghanistan; I personally believe the War in Afghanistan was wrong, Afghanistan had nothing to do with the Saudi Arabian terrorist, bin Laden’s heinous attack, and neither Afghanistan or Afghans’ pose a threat to the United States of America.

However, I am exceedingly proud of both of my grandsons’ military combat and service in the Afghan War! They had no choice in who or where to fight their war! Their war was decided by a President who was elected in a corrupted American election.

“Contradicting U.S. intelligence agencies, President Donald Trump on Saturday said he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that the Kremlin did not attempt to interfere in the 2016 election” (! This is obvious proof that President Trump believes he is personally “above the Law of the United States of America”, and an “autocratic” President of the United States of America.

In all the elections that I have participated in, in all of my eighty-seven years, the decision in the election of the President has only been decided “solely” by the Electoral College twice, in 2000 and in 2016: and in both of those elections, the loser in the election had more popular votes than the winner.

In 2000, the election was decided by the five Republican Justices majority, Supreme Court, in “Bush vs. Gore” and the corrupted Florida Presidential election, and in 2016, President Trump won the Electoral College and lost the Popular vote by 3 million votes in an election corrupted by Russia, a foreign and fascist nation and, the autocratic Premier Putin, who Trump believes instead of his own American Intelligence agencies who serve to protect America.

My life was spent as a certified teacher of, high school U.S. Government and History.

The purpose of the Electoral College was adopted because in 1787, when the United States was the government of united colonies separated by philosophy and life style and not a united people; the electoral college should have been eliminated in modern times, when the United States of America became in this Twenty First Century, instead, a “United People of America”.

However, in my entire lifetime, there has never before 2002 been a time when the President of the American People’ was decided by “Electors elected by the States” instead of the People; before the same candidate won both.

In 2000 and 2016, the States and not the People chose the President; and in both cases, Presidential elections were corrupted. The American People have lost their Right to choose their government; the Constitution needs to be changed by the People, because apparently, the individual States elections have been corrupted!

The former United States of America needs to be transformed into the United People of America.

Preamble to the U.S. Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.”

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump does not represent a bonifide President of the United States that I can recognize; I sincerely believe that America is being governed by a fascist President that I refuse to accept, nor do I honor the office of the President, of a fascist president!


Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Holy crap! Between the lying “moron” President Donald Trump, the untrustworthy President W. Bush and his stupid wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, neither of whom had anything to do with the Saudi Arabian terrorist bin Laden and his Heinous attack on America or were a threat to the USA; and the lying General of the U.S. Army Gen. Michael Flynn, and the lying Gen. of the U.S. Army John Francis Kelly, I can no longer have faith in my Presidents of the United States or the U.S. Army and Department of Defense.


Today, I feel exactly like a man without a country, living in “Looney Tunes”, formerly United States of America.



Americans, we need to totally change this crap; we need to work together to make our American democratic Republic one of the American People again, and not a nation of the wealthy, Corporate America, and the Military Industrial Complex.

My only hope is Sen. Bernie Sanders or SOMEONE VERY LIKE HIM; it is a matter of electing champions of the People, and not a matter of the wealthy Americans and American dollars.

For those who hated President Obama, I can only ask why? Why? Why?

Obama gave the people Obamacare as he promised, he got bin Laden eliminated as he promised, “he started no new wars” and that’s why he was elected, twice by a majority of the American People. In case you do not remember, neither W. Bush nor Donald Trump were elected by a majority of the popular vote; meaning that more of the People did not want W. Bush or Donald Trump to be our President than wanted W. Bush and Donald Trump to be our President.

America, we the People have been had; we the American people have been screwed, blued, and tattooed!

We the People need to get rid of Trump, lying Generals and both political parties! We the People need to “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”!


Friday, November 10th, 2017

Today, I received a ridiculous tirade against illegal immigrants from my cousin; she maintained we could be ever so proud of our German grandparents and how terrible other immigrants are today; I had to answer her letter as best I could. This is my letter!

My dear cousin, this article is written by a Rosemary LaBonte, and obviously she is a “White Supremacist” like President Trump, who is totally ignorant of American History; and LaBonte hates Mexicans, just like President Trump hates Mexicans, and wants to build a huge wall between my Mexican neighbors here in California, and Trump, other American White Supremacists, and me.


Oh yes, I’m proud of my German immigrant grandparents, as you are, but they are only half of my heritage.

You, LaBonte, and President Trump need to consider the fact of how Arizona, New Mexico, and California actually became part of these United States; if you will, you will find they were a part of Mexico and the “Whites” were the illegal immigrants who “stole” these states from Mexico.

I’ve lived in San Diego most of my life; “Mexicans”, who I consider American Citizens are my neighbors, my best friends, and some are my doctors and teachers and mayors, legislators, and today one of our Senators is of Mexican ancestors. I do not consider them illegal immigrants even if they technically are.


Personally, I do not approve of foreigners taking American jobs, because I’ve been a labor union member and sometimes a labor leader; and, I protect American jobs.

However I do not blame illegal Mexican workers for taking American’s jobs in America, because I absolutely know that the problem of illegal Mexican workers, is not the problem of Mexicans; THE REAL PROBLEM IS ILLEGAL AMERICAN CITIZEN EMPLOYERS, WHO RECRUIT AND HIRE CHEAP MEXICAN LABOR. AND, IT IS ILLEGAL TO EMPLOY ILLEGAL MEXICAN EMPLOYEES; AND FURTHER, ILLEGAL AMERICAN EMPLOYERS “RECRUIT” CHEAP MEXICAN LABOR, WHO ARE WORKERS WHO HAVE “NO FUTURE OF MAKING A DECENT LIVING IN MEXICO”! Personally, I’m an American, I am a labor union member, but most of all I am a compassionate human being!

Illegal Mexican workers are not largely criminals, living on welfare, or bad citizens; they fear most of all, being exposed and want nothing to do with the police, welfare, or any other part of government, because they don’t want to be exposed as “an illegal”. Instead, they make the best neighbors, the hardest working employees, and best behaved residents.

When World War II broke out in America in 1941, Hitler’s Germany declared war on America and when I went to our largely German immigrant Lutheran Church the next Sunday, during the night someone had hung a swastika on our church door. And, there were times during WWII, I was called a “Heinie” because of my last name!


Not too long ago, someone wrote a comment about me on Facebook and because of my obvious German name, referred to me as a “Nazi”!

There are Mexican friends of mine who were brought to America by Mexican parents when they were babies one and two years old; they have been “Americans” their whole life and know nothing else. They have gone to school and college in America and are physicians, teachers, lawyers, auto mechanics, plumbers, and respectable “American” citizens, but in reality they are “illegal immigrants”! Today, President Trump is taking great delight in exporting these fine respectable neighbors and friends of mine.

When I was in college studying to be a teacher in 1954, I did some research on Mexican students living in states that were formerly part of Mexico. Because most Mexicans in those States (legal because they were born in those States), were poor families, both parents had to work, the grandparents had to live with the family, and the Mexican grandparents had to take care of the children while the parents worked.

The Grandparents were old enough to know, and they taught their grandchildren that where they lived was actually Mexico, but it was currently occupied by the Americans, after America went to war and invaded Mexico.

Because of my German name, people believe that I am of German heritage. Actually, half of my ancestors were from the British Empire, and one of my ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War.

My great-great grandfather was a Cherokee Indian half-breed, who was a veteran of the War of 1812 (fighting on the American side). He had to move from Tennessee to Illinois to avoid President Jackson’s “Trail of Tears”.

My Great-great Grandfather Elias Walker was driven from his native land in Tennessee to Illinois, by the White Supremacist American President, Andrew Jackson, who had a law passed that decreed all Indians in America had to move west of the Mississippi River.

Later my grandfather was assassinated when he returned to Tennessee on business; he was assassinated, I assume, because he had Cherokee blood. His body was identified by a check he received for being a veteran of the War of 1812!

While I am at it, I might as well confess that I have some other wonderful, beautiful cousins like you that I dearly love, and they love me; these other cousins of mine are Muslim, but I never refer to them as Muslims, they are actually cousins and beautiful people.

My dear cousin, yes I am proud of my German immigrant grandparents; however I have no problem whatsoever with any present immigrants in America.


Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Today, I’m reading of Donna Brazile’s new book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House”.

One year after the fascist by definition, the Republican Donald Trump became President of the United States, by the antiquated “Electoral College”, with a minority vote of all American voters, the adversary Democratic Party has now swept some local elections in 2017, and declared, the “good ole” Democratic Party is back to what it used to be.

Personally, I hate to be the one tell America, the “good ole” Democratic Party is the party who “fixed” the 2016 primary election and convention for Hillary Clinton, against Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016, and Hillary had the worse “favorability factor” of any Democratic Presidential candidate in history and Sen. Sander’s has today the best favorability factor of any politician today. And Hillary Clinton also won the vote and the endorsement of Republican President George Herman Bush in the Presidential election in 2016 and lost the vote of liberal Democrats! Holy crap!

And the Democratic Party is still, since the election, led by DNC Chair Perez, and the same crowd of “Republican Lite” DNC and DC Democratic Party Establishment that brought us Hillary Clinton, “a female expert on females”!


Sen. Hillary Clinton voted with Republicans for W. Bush’s Iraq Invasion Resolution in 2001 and in 1964, Hillary Clinton was part of Republican Barry Goldwater’s Presidential campaign, when Barry ran for President in 1964.

Let me make it clear; I do not hate Hillary Clinton or Barry Goldwater; however I could not with a clear conscience vote for either to be President; In the case of Hillary, I could not vote with a clear conscience vote for anyone who voted with Republicans, for Republican W. Bush’s Iraq “Invasion Resolution” that brought America and the world “devastation and ISIS” and Hillary defended her decision for 13 years; nor could I with a clear conscience vote for Hillary who told a “whopper” about her and Chelsea running for their lives from sniper’s bullets at the airport in Bosnia (“CBS News Video Contradicts Clinton’s Story”:


It is not hatred for Hillary nor Barry Goldwater for me, I don’t hate anyone; but, it is a matter of conscience for me.

But worse for me is that nothing has changed today in the Democratic Party. Just ask yourself, “What has changed about the Party who also lost the Presidential election in 2000, 2004, and 2016, AND WHY?

I have the answer for myself, it is my conscience AND THE CANDIDATES; but for Gore it was Ralph Nader, the Republican Supreme Court, and the corrupted Florida election; for Sen. John Kerry in 2004, it was Kerry’s vote with Republicans for Republican President W. Bush’s Iraq invasion and the devastating consequences.

Hey! I’m not excited about the “good ole” Democratic Party being “back to what it used to be”. Nor am I excited about the Republican Party of “the moron” by definition, President Trump” and the political party of my childhood hero, Abe Lincoln, and the criminal President Richard Nixon. I’m not a party person, I’m more a candidate person!


Like most American voters, I am a working liberal progressive Middle Class and Poor voter; I’m for a government that works for the best interests of working Americans and for members of corporate America that has an interest in their employees, who actually produce their products and services.

Personally, I do not hate corporate America employers or employers in general; I’m proud of employers whose workers are proud to work for them and proud of the products and services they supply. I’ve been fortunate to have some good employers myself, and I’m proud of them.

Employers and employees may disagree of terms of a new collective bargaining contract, and neither party is totally satisfied with the agreed upon contract, but employer and employee are required to work together for the benefit of both under the terms of that contract.

Unfortunately, America’s two political parties would rather fight than cooperate; they prefer opposition instead of cooperation! And since “Citizens United”, elections are all about political contributions and candidates, and elections are bought and sold and not about candidates or issues.

But, there was a time in America, when employees were proud of their employers and products, and employers were proud of their employees; unfortunately, the Republican majority of the Supreme Court has destroyed what America was with “Citizens United”, in that era; and now America has an era of hate and opposition. Pity!


Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Today, I am reading, “AP Explains: Bergdahl judge weighed complex leniency factors”:

Personally, I am always astounded that legal news, never explains “why” the criminal act took place; why did Bergdahl desert, where was he headed when captured by the enemy, and why? The big question is why?

What were Bergdahl’s comrades-at-arm’s attitude toward the defendant, when he disappeared; in combat, comrades-at-arms are all a soldier has? As I remember it, Bergdahl’s comrades-at-arms didn’t have anything good to say about him before he deserted, nor after, and certainly do not now; why?

Was Bergdahl alone and in combat where you need someone to “have your back”; in the Army it is called “the buddy system”! Did Bergdahl have a “buddy”? One he could trust?

What was Bergdahl’s record previous to deserting? Why?

Until you have “walked in Bergdahl’s shoes”, you have no right to any opinion of Bergdahl actions or his sentence, and that goes for the President of the United States Donald Trump who “has bone spurs and is incapable of carrying a rifle in combat, or fighting to defend himself, or fighting to defend America”!

“In campaign speeches, Trump frequently criticized Bergdahl, calling him a “dirty, rotten traitor.” Nance rejected defense motions that charges should be dismissed or punishment limited because Trump was exerting unlawful command influence. But Nance indicated he would consider Trump’s comments a factor promoting leniency. . . . “Trump helped take that confinement off the table,” VanLandingham said.

“Now, Trump’s condemnation of the lack of prison time on Twitter on Friday could give the defense lawyers a strong hand to get the sentence reduced further by an appeals court, the legal experts say. A dishonorable discharge triggers an automatic appeal to a higher military court.”


And further, he is Commander-in-Chief of the Army by the vote of a “minority of the People”?

Webster Dictionary definition of moron: a mentally retarded person having a potential age of 8 and 12 years and capable of doing routine work under supervision; a very stupid person.”

Webster Dictionary definition of a liar: “A person who lies.”

Webster Definition of a bully: “A person habitually cruel to others who are weaker.”

Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”

That is President Donald Trump by definition!

And, it is unlawful for a President to comment on decisions of the Federal Department of Justice!


Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Yes, I certainly believe that the current President of the United States, Donald Trump, is stupid and a fascist “by definition”.

Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.

Webster Dictionary definition of stupid is: “Very dull in mind; showing or resulting from very dull in mind”.


Also, the current President Trump is a bully by definition; Webster Definition of a bully: “A person habitually cruel to others who are weaker.”

You must ask yourself, “Who is this author, how can he make these statements”, and well you should ask, because the source of any information is exceedingly important; personally and I will admit that I am not a genius, however I was for most of my life a humble, certified school teacher of U.S. History and Government to America’s children, now retired. I am proud of my profession.

It grieves me that the President of the United States, Donald Trump, would not get a high grade in my history or government classes, if even a passing grade, based on his personal behavior as President of the United States of America. And further, President Trump’s personal behavior is intolerable; President Trump is not at all a compassionate person by American Society’s standards, he is more a purveyor of hate.

My purpose in my life as a teacher, was by California law, to make my students aware of the value of living in a democracy, and what the government of the democratic Republic of the U.S.A. is all about, how it works, and how our U.S. Constitution should be protected by our citizens, being informed voters.

And, I take my responsibility as a teacher of government and history, seriously and personally!

Before I could become a school teacher in California, I was required to sign a legal affidavit saying, “I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Communist party or any of its affiliates.” I had no problem swearing that I was not a “Communist”!

The purpose of my affidavit was to assure my students, their parents, and the school board that I was not a criminal Communist; it is against the law in America, to be a member of the Communist Party: “Communist Control Act of 1954”:

“The Communist Control Act (68 Stat. 775, 50 U.S.C. 841-844) is a piece of United States federal legislation, signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower on 24 August 1954, which outlaws the Communist Party of the United States and criminalizes membership in, or support for the Party or “Communist-action” organizations and defines evidence to be considered by a jury in determining participation in the activities, planning, actions, objectives, or purposes of such organizations.”

As I indicated, swearing that I was not a Communist did not bother my conscience, because the Communist Party at the time was a threat to American democracy; and, I could teach my students about this law making the Communist Party illegal and WHY!

But, at the time I was very concerned that the law did not make the American Nazi Party illegal, the Ku Klux Klan illegal, or fascism itself illegal; these have all been a serious threat to American democracy and the people.

Personally, I have not read in the U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights, anywhere, where all Americans have the freedom to be a Nazi, a Ku Klux Klan member, or a fascist, and the U.S. Constitution obviously does makes it illegal to be a White Supremacist.

Today, I find the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to be a fascist, a White Supremacist, and a threat to American democracy; and every day, on television in the news, news commentators and politicians are defending fascist behavior and engaging in fascist behavior.

What is particularly distressing to me is that I have not even heard nor seen the word “fascist” or “fascism” used or even appear in our news media; it is obvious that Americans and their “press” are in total denial. And, the President, the Congress, and the Courts are in total denial. And, this is exceedingly disturbing to me!

There is no statute making fascism illegal, but most assuredly “fascism” is by definition unconstitutional; and the President is by definition, a “fascist”!

God help America!


Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Today, I’m reading a very interesting article, “Alec Baldwin Regrets Having ‘Bullied Women’ “:

Alec Baldwin states, and I totally agree with him, “I certainly have treated women in a very sexist way ,” he said at the Paley Center for Media event in New York City, per The Hollywood Reporter. “I’ve bullied women. I’ve overlooked women. I’ve underestimated women. Not as a rule. From time to time, I’ve done what a lot of men do, which is … when you don’t treat women the same way you treat men. You don’t. I’m from a generation where you really don’t and I’d like that to change. I really would like that to change.”

But the difference between me and Alex Baldwin and me, it that I am not Alex Baldwin; and seriously, I wonder when Alex lost his virginity.

When I was an adolescent, what is called “sexual assault” today, was called “dating” then; and I’m not kidding you.

My darling mother, taught me to hold the door for a female companion; many times I found myself elbowed in the groin when my “girlfriend” beat me to the door!

The other thing that my mother taught me, that haunted me my entire life, is that having “sex is a virtual threat to getting a female friend pregnant, and having sex can transmit horrible Sexually Transmitted Disease”, and there is always a possibility “your rubber may break”!

Needlessly to say, I grew up a terrified virgin adolescent!

We had a mouthy girl in our neighborhood, who was two years older than me, and when we were both in high school, she taunted me by laughing at me because she said that girls I dated told her that I was “without sexual desire” (which is the only way I can put it and retain my dignity, though she actually said girls I dated said I had no “balls”); the “mouthy girl” got knocked-up in high school and had to get married!

I always wondered how her married life turned out; normally, I assume.

Actually, I finally grew up to be a “real man”, had three legitimate children, was married three times, divorced three time, loved all my wives (still do), and assumable, at least. I became a normal “moral” man in my neighborhood. None of my ex-wives remarried?

So, I actually thought the Baldwin article was excellent, and dealt with a never ending problem with humanity . . . sex!

Just what the hell is sex!

What is the answer?

Personally, I have always been a male feminist; it has created a lot of problems for me. But I dislike seeing any human being used, and in our society, women are used by men; however, I have also seen men “used” by women, and women never seem to mention the aspect of women’s use of the opposite sex.

My mother was a great woman and she was a great mother; her greatness was in her responsibility, and her consideration for all other humanity.

My mom taught me that others my run faster than me or be smarter than me, but I, like all others, are equal in importance to God and man; her favorite saying was, “God notes each sparrows, fall,” and she did not care for sparrows personally.

And I, as a consequence, I have always maintained that women should be treated as an equal with men, and women should assume equal responsibility with men.

Sometimes, this belief has caused me trouble; however I’m now old, and have lived a very happy life with my beliefs.

And thank you Alex Baldwin; I did appreciate your thinking of the matter of male female relationships.