It ain’t Norman Rockwell

Corporate agriculture lobbyist Iowa Farm Bureau runs these commercials of these ridiculous scenes where they pretend that white farmers who own the land also work it. Poppycock. Few families work the land anymore, they rent it out to sharecroppers. Or corporate entities in Toronto who actually own the land hire Mexicans at minimum wage to do the work. They each pay the Iowa Legislature and Congress to keep the subsidies and tax breaks coming.

Just as you can drive down a residential street and spot the rentals immediately, you can also do that in the Iowa countryside. Renter’s have no long term stake in the business or the land. They don’t care for the land or the buildings in anyway similar to the way the actual owner/operators of my youth did 50 years ago. Those guys worked 12 hours a day/365. Not 2 weeks in the spring and 2 weeks at harvest like the modern operation.

Nowadays they keep these dilapidated eyesore structures on the land for a tax write-off. Our tax structure is so screwed up these falling apart 0netime buildings are considered an “improvement” on the land. The old farmer would have died of embarrassment to have these unpainted and falling apart monstrosities on THEIR land. 50 years ago when the owners were the operators farms were most often pieces of beauty, the protestant work ethic and all that.

Nowadays these rural welfare queens hire illegals to boost the bottom line. It manifests itself throughout the community, dragging the schools down with no tax base and English as a second language requirements. Local hospitals are stressed with  emergency rooms flooded with illegals expecting routine care with no expectation to pay.

Welfare rolls and subsidized housing are maxed out from these low wage workers. And when the only requirement is to pay the lowest wage possible, unsavory types who murder young women like Mollie Tibbetts are brought in. You can spot that by seeing where new jail referendums are put on the ballot. They match out with where big poultry facilities and packing plants are. Crime goes through the roof.

Corporate ag don’t care, their only goal is to milk the land and go. Iowans and the future be damned. – Jim Roach

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Political crossdressing

One of the greatest political crossdressers of all-time (if not the greatest) was Representative Jim Leach of Iowa. He made his living for 30 years masquerading as a Republican. He always held a conservative ranking of less than 25 (out of a 100 scale). But by God he’d take money from Republican donors! And he’d use Republican organization to get reelected and feather his nest.

On his way out the door in ’08, Leach denounced the Republican candidate for president and endorsed and voted for Barack Hussein Obama! They even had him speak at the Democrat Convention that year. Why would this lifelong Republican betray the party? What Republican firebrand was he trying to save the country from? What conservative dragon did he see that needed to be slain? Why none other then the recently deceased (and long overdue) John ‘Maverick’ McCain!

Looking back it was the perfect end for the double-crossing, backstabbing cheat Jim Leach.  If you couldn’t vote for the moderate John McCain, there ain’t no Republican you could vote for! Leach had sucked it up and supported Reagan through the dreadful 80’s when he still needed Republican money to complete the charade. But when he was headed out the door his true colors came out.

It just seemed rather appropriate at the passing of one Benedict Arnold, to be reminded of another. Those two old frauds deserved each other.

Jim Roach

 

 

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PepperBall VKS

This is PepperBall’s Variable Kinetic System (VKS) non-lethal launcher currently used for crowd control in Afghanistan when they don’t want to kill people. The bottom magazine holds 15 rounds of their extended-range VXR proprietary irritant projectiles that burst upon impact, producing a kinetic impact as well as affecting the eyes, nose and respiratory system. The upper hopper holds 180 standard round projectiles. These will put a man down.

It seemed appropriate on the eve of another school year to introduce yet another means of protecting children without the use of deadly force. We are now just months away from the 30th anniversary of when the modern school shootings began in Stockton, California on January 17, 1989. In many other posts on this blog about school shootings this is one more weapon that could be used against school shooters, but won’t be.

Our authorities instead have chosen to do nothing by and large. Oh a few districts here and there have taken steps. A few have armed teachers. A few have armed guards. One district in Pennsylvania put a bucket of rocks in each room so the students could stone the active shooter. A military grade weapon such as this with a 50 yard range is more than enough firepower for inside a school house.

Of special interest to me, is the civilian cop’s seeming love of shooting dead the classic “man with a knife” scenario. This weapon seems to be another of the half dozen or so non-lethal means of taking down a man with a knife. Instead of shooting him 14 times in the chest with their .40 S&W and killing him.

Jim Roach

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The Des Moines Register killed Mollie Tibbetts


Mollie Tibbetts

“What? What? The Des Moines Register didn’t kill Mollie Tibbetts, it was an illegal named Cristhian Bahena Rivera!” Exactly. That’s my point. The Register has been pushing for illegal immigration for at least 30 years. There has not been a more strident or a more warped voice for this illegality than the Register. Teaming up with the Polk County Sheriff, the Des Moines Police Department, Iowa City / University of Iowa, they have all pulled together to make Iowa a sanctuary state.

Accessories to the murder are big agriculture and the construction trades. Agriculture has never felt that they should have to pay a living wage to their help, so their go to source of labor has been the illegal. Meat packing plants, poultry facilities, dairy farmers, hog farmers, they and their lobbyists have been in Congress’s face for 50 years to keep the border open.

The construction trades, roofers, concrete, framers, drywall, you name it. Did housing costs go down? No. Did the cost of getting a new roof go down? No. But it did (along with many other things) help create a climate of lawlessness that  has gotten many innocents killed. Congress gave it their Seal of Approval. Democrats got their cheap votes, Republicans got their cheap labor, and Mollie Tibbetts got dead.

Jim Roach

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Socialism’s terrible? So why was the American taxpayer forced to subsidize it for 70 years?


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Conservative media has been ALL in a conniption over declared democratic socialist Cortez, who dumped the Democrat’s establishment pick Joe Crowley in a New York House primary. Asking around I find the norms aren’t really aware of her or the ensuing crisis conservatives are having. A lot of people haven’t figured out this is another rejection of the establishment, left or right. Just like Trump in 2016, and Obama in 2008. People are sick of the status quo.

One of the tact’s conservatives take when warning of the dangers of democratic socialism, is to bring up Venezuela, North Korea and Cuba. Bastions of communism. Never do they bring up the democratic socialist meccas of western Europe. Where citizens receive free healthcare, university, 4-6 weeks paid vacation, generous unemployment, and other freebies of their socialist utopias.

How does Europe afford this? We in America can only afford welfare and subsidies for corporations. They afford it by not having to have militaries. Oh sure, they have a few token units to dress up and play for NATO exercises, but they don’t have any real militaries. America does. A country simply can’t afford both a military and socialism.

We’ve been supporting those freeloaders for 70 years. Since the end of WWII. That right there is another example, why did we have to come over there and settle their hash? Just like in WWI? Because they’re pussies. That’s why. Throw in lazy and you have a continent who couldn’t take care of itself if its life depended on it, which it has several times.

I’d felt this irritation building towards all the conservatives in the media, and it crystalized when listening to Laura Ingraham’s sub, Raymond Arroyo. He was going on and on about how stupid and destructive socialism is! Fine. So why did our government force us to subsidize it for 70 years? Europe’s experiment would not have been possible without the American taxpayer, who didn’t receive the freebies, we just paid for them. Europe was able to live in it’s bubble because of the forced generosity of the American taxpayer. I fail to see the logic.

I don’t know about anyone else, but that makes me mad.

Jim Roach

 

 

 

 

 

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Traitors

President Donald John Trump is trying to get a supreme court nominee through the United States Senate. Reportedly it is under Republican control. Hardly. It is filled with traitors to their party (and to the country) really. People (if you can call them that) like Susan Collins, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Bob Corker, Lisa Murkowski, Jeff Flake, Ben Sasse, Rand Paul and many other Republican Senators too numerous to mention.

In the Twitter universe, Republicans love to rail about Democrats like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Why? They are doing what Democrats do! What’s the shock? Where’s the Surprise? They are doing what Democrats have done for a hundred years:

1.) Kill babies.
2.) Raise taxes.
3.) Legislate every aspect of your life.

At least they’re honest! They said they were going to do it and they did it. How do you fault that? They’re supposed to be the enemy, they are the enemy, they wear the uniform of the enemy. What I despise, to my dying breath, are traitors. Those devious, lying, duplicitous, cowardly, disgusting, vile RINO’s we call “Republicans”! My God they make me puke. And even more then them? Its the idiots that vote them in. Decade, after decade, after decade…

Jim Roach

 

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Media bias in spades

A couple of months ago the bias of the mainstream media became so blatant I actually wrote one of them to let them know people aren’t that stupid. They are. It was when Mr. Trump began to move on the trade front. Like evidently half the country realized last election, we don’t have fair trade. Mr. Trump is going to try and get us to that point and we believe him.

What we do have is a $850 billion dollar trade deficit because of the tariffs countries like Brazil, India and China have on our goods. Not to mention the lesser yet still exorbitant tariffs the EU and Japan have. It became cheaper to move the plants overseas and ship the goods in rather than try to be an exporter when the global deck was stacked against you. You see, when trade comes with all those tariffs, it ain’t free.

One  of the biggest idiots locally is the newsreader on KASI 1430 Trent Rice. His spots are full of disparaging adjectives against Trump, but shy on facts. The letter below I sent to the Salem Radio Network pretty much covers him also. The powers that be were content as long as the economic rape of America was going on, it was only when Trump threatened to stop it that they got upset.

To the Salem Radio Network:

“I’ve been meaning to write you. About April 4 on your noon news break I heard you say, “The market dipped today amid fears that the era of unfettered free trade was over.” Do you morons really believe that we have been existing in an era of free trade? Are you really so stupid that you don’t know the trade barriers and tariffs that countries like China and India have erected to keep out our goods?”

“Instead of filling your newscasts with adjectives (“protectionist, isolationist. anti-trade”), you could educate the listeners with the facts. Like the fact Brazil, India and China have the highest tariffs in the world among large countries and the U.S. operates at an incredible disadvantage which has led to an $850,000,000,000 trade shortfall.”

James Roach

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How do you steer without a rudder?

Maybe its just me, but I don’t see how Western Civilization is going to get where it wants to go, it has no steering mechanism. The ship of state is meandering aimlessly across the ocean without a rudder. The reason the United States had kicked the rest of the world’s ass within 150 years of its founding was we knew what we wanted and how to get there. We had a people guided by the Christian God and a document (the Constitution) based on Natural Law that would get us there. We had a rudder.

God’s Law and Natural Law (nature’s law) are of course compatible, God is nature. Secular Humanism, which guides us today, is in constant contradiction with itself. Two of the most obvious areas are those of group rights and the absence of absolute truth. You’ll see the manifestation of the first often in rather humorous news stories of the day. Those times when blacks, Jews, lesbians or whoever are the latest to be offended by something, and who will triumph. The other is the lack of absolute truth in their world. When you can no longer identify right from wrong, evil cannot be held in check. Hell, the secular humanist can’t even say that evil exists, let alone stop it.

Reading one of the countless articles on Twitter the other day about how Europe is collapsing before our eyes is when it hit me. Europe has been overrun with 7th century savages who are decimating a once great continent. These invading barbarians are lazy, shiftless, uneducated ‘people’ incapable of building, only in destroying. They are making hay at the moment, because their society knows what it wants. However insane and maniacal that guiding principle is, they have one. Europe doesn’t.

Europe has become a post-Christian world. Christianity provided a framework of principles to guide these people’s decision making process throughout their life. Without that “rock”, Europe dashes around trying to satisfy the ever shifting demands of various groups lashing out in identity politics. In comes a group of cohesive lunatics who know exactly what they want and who move in a coordinated fashion. A team will always beat a group of individuals. No matter how talented those individuals are by themselves.

Europe is languishing under a “survival of the fittest” scenario at the moment. Marquess of Queensbury rules matter not at the moment. Street fighting is the rule of the day. They have a rape epidemic (no means of self defense). A bizarre outbreak of “acid attacks”. Stabbings are so numerous London recently outpaced NYC in deaths per capita. Europe thought they had eliminated murder when the eliminated firearms. Not to mention female genital mutilation, the erasing of women’s right…

Europe is toast and we are right behind them. When our civilization worked it was based on the concept of individual rights. What we have morphed into is a phenomena of “group rights”. A nation of laws can only provide accurate redress to individuals, not groups. We have given up on our “rudder”, the Constitution. We have moved into the ever shifting paradigm of groupthink.

Jim Roach

 

 

 

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James Forrestal and Joe McCarthy

“In the middle of the 20th century the two most important anti-Communists in the United States government were Secretary of the Navy and later Secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal, and Wisconsin Senator Joseph R. McCarthy.  But they had a great deal more in common than that.  The following passage is from pages 147-148 of the 1966 book, The Death of James Forrestal, written anonymously by someone using the pen name, Cornell Simpson:*

There were extraordinary parallels in the lives and deaths of McCarthy and Forrestal—two Irish-Catholic Americans who both rose by their bootstraps to high office in Washington, D.C., and who successively spearheaded the fight against the worldwide Communist conspiracy.  Each man was the victim of smear attacks that rose to a pitch of vituperation and vileness previously unmatched in this century.  Each man was pathologically hated by every left-winger and subversive in America.  Each man died at a most “convenient” and strategic time.  And each death beyond doubt altered the course of history.

Appropriately, it was Forrestal who personally alerted freshman Senator McCarthy to the Communist menace and “named names” to him of key persons in our federal government who were consistently shaping our policies and programs to benefit Soviet Russia.  It was Forrestal who thus directly inspired McCarthy’s subsequent exposés of Communist influence and subversion in the federal government….” http://www.dcdave.com/article5/110928.htm

[This fascinating article was found at a site called rense.com (David Martin, 9/28/11). I have published this brief excerpt in the hopes you’ll check out the entire article. I’ve known bits and pieces of this story for 20 years. It came to mind because of recent events involving President Trump and the Deep State’s attempts to take him out. Its not too far of a stretch to say Russian agents over a 40 year period (inside and outside our government), murdered 4 government officials. Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, Senator Joe McCarthy, President Kennedy and Representative Larry McDonald. Each of those 4 knew thoroughly about the conspiracy to derail America. Whether you refer to the forces of evil as Insiders, the Establishment, Communists or the Deep State, to deny their existence would make that person a fool. – Jim Roach]

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Go to hell, go directly to hell. Do not pass go, do not collect $200

The inability of the Libertarian Party to see the ‘big picture’ as regards President Trump is staggering. As has been pointed out by loads of movers and shakers on TV, we are seeing what it looks like if an independent were to be elected. There are 2 parties in Washington (okay there’s only 1 but roll with me on this), and Donald John Trump doesn’t belong to either one. This is what it looks like when a party ‘orphan’ becomes president.

The Libertarian Party is incapable of seeing this. All they can see is that Trump is not the reincarnation of Harry Browne. Trump is one hell of a lot more Constitutionally based than that idiot Gary Johnson they put up. America was on the edge of destruction and would have been pushed over the edge if Hillary had been elected. We have been offered a brief respite from this fate with the election of Trump. Yet everyday personal freedom and a government controlled by the people hangs by a thread. Trump fights everyday against forces that would have crushed a lesser man.

Agents of the Deep State work tirelessly to take Trump out. An outsider has come into their midst and threatens the whole ball game. The military-industrial complex, K Street lobbyists, unaccountable government contractors, corporate media, all these entities with an incestuous relationship with your government and ensuring that nothing ever gets accomplished are trying to overturn the will of the voters. Hell, even that was nip and tuck as 5,000,000 plus illegals voting in New York and California threatened the integrity of the election.

I forgot to even mention the current high profile enemy of Trump, the intelligence community. A year ago Senator Charles ‘Chuckie’ Schumer said, “You don’t want to piss off the intelligence community, they can get you 6 ways from Sunday.” And up steps James Comey to prove it. The guy who ignored mountains of evidence of real crimes that Hillary committed on the basis that he “couldn’t prove she meant to do anything wrong.” At the same time going on TV to speculate about crimes Trump “might” have done despite no evidence.

The Libertarian Party can’t see that Trump is an outsider trying to return control of this out of control government to the people. No he’s not Ron Paul. But he’s as close to a third party candidate getting elected as is going to happen in your lifetime. This is it. This is America’s last shot. That fourth screw was about to be tightened down on the lid of freedom if Hillary had been elected. That would have been it. There would never have been a chance for a Libertarian candidate to ever succeed if she had been elected.

With Trump’s election freedom lives to fight another day. The soil stays fertile a little longer with hopes for people like you. You can’t even see that. You better damn well hope Trump succeeds. Your future rests with his. We are at a fork in the road. The Democrats path, the path of the traditional Republican, has nothing at the end of the road for you.

And what do I get from the Libertarian Party? A deluge of emails in my inbox railing against Trump. This from a party that betrayed everything it stood for when they put up Gary Johnson for president last time. That was bullshit. Harry Browne was a libertarian. Ron Paul was a libertarian. Gary Johnson was a joke. How a liberal Republican who is part of the problem would have been better than Trump is beyond me.

Jim Roach

 

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