The Marysville school shooting…

My heart goes out to the people of Marysville Washington, which Friday suffered a tragic school shooting. I lived there between late 1969 and early 1971 and my sister attended Marysville-Pilchuck High School.,-122.1420198,157m/data=!3m1!1e3

I lived in this house on 67th Ave NE, which if you zoom out you will see is just a couple of miles away from Marysville-Pilchuck High School, you will also notice that, this is a rural community (our back year was 75 acres of pasture), perhaps not as rural as some other communities, and no longer as rural as when I lived there, but still a rural community. When I lived there, it was a family community, and by that I means, everybody was related to pretty much everybody. Close knit families who grew up there, lived their entire lives their and all of their family members lived near by.

They were nice people, good people, they worked together, went to church together and were life long friends. Why Jaylen Fryberg snapped and went on a rampage that killed a fellow student and himself may never be known, his friends and family and the entire community will probably be asking that question for a very long time. How could a tragedy like this take place in our community, what could we have done to prevent this from happening. I wish I had answers to those questions, it’s entirely possible that some of the parent’s of the kids shot went to elementary school with me, perhaps even might have been my childhood friends at one time.

To think that people who might have been my childhood friends would have to suffer a tragedy like this is heart rending. To those in Marysville, you are in my prayers, may God comfort your hearts and bless your lives.


Where Justice fails; A case for the Death Penalty.

I, for the most part, object to the death penalty, it is final and absolute and cannot be revoked should the individual executed later be proven to have been innocent of the crime for which they were executed. For this reason I set as my own personal belief the very high standard, that no individual should ever be executed on circumstantial evidence. The only individuals who should ever be executed are those for whom there is absolutely zero question of their guilt. Moreover, the death penalty should be reserved for exactly two classes of criminal, those who knowingly and willfully with a full forethought of malice commit premeditated murder, and those who knowingly and willfully with a full forethought of malice engage in acts of terrorism. That is it, period, end of story, no exceptions.

Sadly, all to often stories like that currently emerging from Hammond Indiana come out. When they do, they showcase the worst possible failure of the American Criminal Justice System.

BREAKING NEWS: Indiana police ID suspect in murder of at least 7 women

DEVELOPING: Police in northwest Indiana identified the suspected serial killer believed to have murdered seven women, and warned at a news conference that the body county could rise.

The man accused of killing a woman Friday at a Hammond, Ind., Motel 6, and then leading authorities to a string of dead bodies dumped in abandoned homes in nearby Gary, was identified as Darren Deon Vann, 43, of Gary. Officials said he is a convicted sex offender who moved north from Austin, Texas, in 2004, and may have been responsible for two murders in the mid-1990s.

“It is possible the investigation could lead to more victims,” said Hammond Police Chief John Doughty.

The flurry of grisly discoveries began when Hammond police responded to a call of an unresponsive person Friday evening at a Motel 6 and found the strangled body of a woman identified as Afrika Hardy, 19. As part of the investigation into her death, police executed a search warrant on a home in Gary, where they took Vann into custody, Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyda told the Chicago Tribune in an email.

Vann, who was not identified until Monday’s news conference, later confessed, Hoyda said, and told police where to find three other dead women, all in Gary. Police discovered the body of Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, around 11:20 p.m. Saturday in an abandoned home in Gary. Her family had reported her missing on Oct. 8.

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. called Vann a “serial killer” in a Facebook post Sunday afternoon and said he has “admitted to a couple of homicides in Hammond,” that date back to 1994 or 1995. He also said in his posts that the man is a convicted sex offender. Reports said the man was convicted of sex crimes in Texas.

“The suspect Hammond arrested for the Motel 6 murder is an admitted serial killer,” McDermott wrote. “The suspect gave up the location of a body in Gary that was confirmed found where he said it would be.”

Darren Deon Vann is a self confessed serial killer responsible at the barest minimum for the cold blooded murder of at least seven women. We know that he is indisputably a serial killer because he told the police exactly where to find at least 3 of his victims. Vann will now begin a long slow journey through the judicial system, arraignments, trial’s, appeals, a process that before an execution can even remotely be considered will consume, a bare minimum of at least 10 to 15 years. Worse yet, if and when Vann ever does face execution, it will be the most painless execution humanly possible.

Darren Deon Vann does not deserve a humane execution, he does not deserve a painless execution, neither Darren Deon Vann nor the families of his victims will receive justice from the America Justice System, Darren Deon Vann should die screaming in agony and fear while the entire nation watches and he should do so in a period of time considerably under 1 year from his arrest and confession. Anything less then this is an absolute abomination of Justice.

You never let a serious crisis go to waste version?????

Proving once again what cynical manipulative and dishonest people those employed by the Obamanation Administration are, they have once again return to one of their favorite campaign tactics.

Ad Blames GOP Budget Cuts For Ebola Outbreak

The Agenda Project is a progressive non-profit political organization founded in 2010 by author Erica Payne. This ad, featuring clips of Mitch McConnell, Pat Roberts, and many other Republicans implies that austerity cuts to the CDC and NIH are responsible for the 2014 Ebola outbreak. This ad with run in Kentucky and other states leading up to the election.

Rahm’s Rule: ‘Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste’

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Those words, according to the latest article from Bruce Yandle in The Freeman, capture the essence of what could be considered Rahm’s Rule, after Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. As Bruce explains, when it comes to crisis management, opportunistic politicians such an Emanuel never miss a chance to convert crises into political pork for special interests:

“Rahm’s Rule is a useful accessory to a body of theory that seeks to explain the political economy of regulation. The rule tells us that major crises can provide cover for distributing benefits to targeted special interest groups. The greater the magnitude of a given crisis and the shorter the interval for forming legislation to deal with it, the larger the spread of pork that can be packed into the final legislation. Rahm’s Rule is a guarantee that efforts to resolve a deadline-based crisis will go on to the very last minute.”

The rule serves as an important footnote to our understanding of regulation — a body of work to which Bruce has contributed immensely. Yandle’s 1983 Regulation article on “Bootleggers and Baptists” provided an explaination for the curious coalitions that succeed in extracting favorable regulations. He later summarized his theory this way:

“[D]urable social regulation evolves when it is demanded by both of two distinctly different groups. ‘Baptists’ point to the moral high ground and give vital and vocal endorsement of laudable public benefits promised by a desired regulation. Baptists flourish when their moral message forms a visible foundation for political action. ‘Bootleggers’ are much less visible but no less vital. Bootleggers, who expect to profit from the very regulatory restrictions desired by Baptists, grease the political machinery with some of their expected proceeds. They are simply in it for the money.”

Taken together, the Bootleggers and Baptist theory of regulation, along with Rahm’s Rule, go a long way to explaining the massive amount of regulatory favors doled out to special interests in legislation such as Dodd-Frank, TARP, and the fiscal cliff deal. In each case, Rahm’s Rule enabled Bootlegger-Baptist coalitions to eke out favors as the nation was distracted by political crises. As Bruce says, “We might keep this in mind for the next deadline-driven crisis.”

There we have it, the Obamnation Administrations strategy for manipulation of the American people. Take a crises, make it worse, use it to create fear and panic, and then advance your political agenda on a frightened public. With the help of a complicate and utterly corrupt Mainstream Media the Obamanation Administration has managed to foist an amazing number of straight up Marxist agenda items on America with little to no push back by the American people.

America’s Founding Father’s would be humiliated and outraged not just that an America President has so thoroughly betrayed the United States Constitution, but that the American people have fallen so easily for a tactic that the Founding Father’s warned us about.

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. ATTRIBUTION: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor, November 11, 1755.—The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, ed.

Dave Mustaine’s tragedy.

Former Metallica lead guitarist and founder of Megadeath, Dave Mustaine is currently suffering one of the worst tragedies imaginable. His wife’s mother, who has Alzheimer’s, has disappeared. It is impossible to explain to anyone who has never witnessed Alzheimer’s first hand just how devastating this disease is. I won’t even try, since I could not begin to do the subject justice.

Dave’s mother in law (Sally Estabrook) simply walked away from the campsite where she and her husband were vacationing near Julian California.

DAVE MUSTAINE On His Mother-In-Law’s Disappearance: ‘My Wife Is Very, Very Upset’

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine spoke to KFMB about the search for his missing mother-in-law, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

75-year-old Sally Estabrook was last seen at a campground near Julian, California Saturday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said Sunday. Her husband noticed she was gone when he returned from a shower and couldn’t find her.

“As you can imagine, they’re pretty distraught,” Dave said about how his family is dealing with his mother-in-law’s disappearance. “My wife is very, very upset. I think, with [my mother-in-law] having Alzheimer’s, it complicates it so much.”

“We miss her. We want to come back. We want to find her,” Dave’s son — and Sally Estabrook’s grandson — Justis Mustaine told KGTV.

The MEGADETH leader and his wife, Pam, Estabrook’s daughter, lived in Fallbrook, California — one hour north of San Diego — until they moved to Tennessee just last week. All of them flew back to California upon learning of Estabrook’s disappearance.

“[Dave is] in shock. We’re all in shock. She’s been out there two nights already, no food, no water, nowhere to sleep. We just hope she’s alright,” Justis Mustaine told KGTV.

Estabrook is 5 feet 4 inches tall, about 145 pounds with shoulder-length, blond hair. She was last seen wearing a teal top and white, Capri pants.

Because Estabrook suffers from Alzheimer’s, she isn’t very communicative, but might respond to her name.

Anyone who sees Estabrook should call 911 or the sheriff’s department at (858) 565-5200.

As it happens, I live about 15 miles away from where Sally Estabrook disappeared. Most of my readers of course do not live anywhere near California, let alone 15 miles from where this tragic story is unfolding, so I would ask that you please keep the Estabrook’s and the Mustaine’s in your prayer’s.

Republican Hypocrisy.

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched an attack as against California’s incumbent 52nd district Democrat Congressman Scott Peters. The ad is both misleading and hypocritical at the exact same time. It insinuates that Scott Peter’s engaged in illegal stock market activity and made millions of dollars by doing so.

New ad makes surprising claims about Rep. Scott Peters

AN DIEGO – With Election Day just five weeks away, more campaign ads are hitting the airwaves.

One ad that is currently running makes some surprising claims about Democratic Congressman Scott Peters, who is running for re-election in the 52nd Congressional District against Republican challenger Carl DeMaio.

The Civility Project, a panel that grades campaign ads on truth, relevance and fairness or civility, breaks down the ad so you have a better sense of what’s behind it.

In the ad, a narrator says, “Congressman Scott Peters made half a million playing the stock market.”

It doesn’t take long to realize that this anti-Peters ad implies the congressman made a fortune in a very questionable way. So did he?

John Beatty, a member of the Civility Project panel, said, “Truth? No. If you’re offended by millionaires and elected officials being millionaires, that’s who this is aimed at.”

Civility Project panel member Jeff Marston said the ad downright implies criminal activity on the part of Peters.

“All these connect the dots without the use of a pen that probably come across as scary to many voters that’s probably why it was done, but I just considered it outrageous,” Marston said.

Marston said if the implications were true, Peters would be facing a judge, not running for re-election.

On truth, relevance and civility, the panel gives this anti-Peters ad a grade of “F.”

“I see this as the total opposite of civility,” said Beatty.

What Civility Project panel member Jeff Marston point’s out here is absolutely correct, what Scott Peter’s did is not illegal… FOR a Congressman. This is where the Republican Party is putting their hypocrisy on public display. What Scott Peter’s did was perfectly legal for a congressman or senator, however, if you or I did it, it would be legally defined as insider trading. In other words, a felony that would land us in prison for upward of five years and cost us millions of dollars in retributive fines.

John Beatty and Jeff Marston, who by the way are both a couple of assholes and imbeciles, like so many other career politicians consider insider trading a legitimate right of any elected official. Neither John nor Jeff are offended by the Republican Party’s attacking Scott Peter’s, no, they are offended that what Peter’s is being attacked with threatens their right to engage in insider trading.

When the issue of congressional insider trading came up before congress, it was soundly rejected, not just by the Democrats, but by the majority of Republicans as well. What it amounts to is basically this, elected officials believe themselves to be aristocrats who are allowed by law to engage in practices that are illegal for mere citizens, it is their right as aristocrats. In this respect, republicans are no different than democrats. We, the people are their marks to be taken advantage of at their whim and leisure.

I do not want any damned elected official protecting my money in Washington… I want my elected officials to protect my money FROM Washington… John Beatty and Jeff Marston are poster children for corruption hiding behind the mask of civility, pretending not to defend Scott Peters, but civility, when in truth, what they are defending is the right of elected officials to use the violent threat of the Federal Government to steal from average Americans.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects…

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The United States government has proven beyond any conceivable shadow of doubt that they have absolutely no intention of adhering to the letter of the law, let alone the spirit. They have repeatedly rewritten laws to encroach upon and violate the Fourth Amendment. Moreover they have done so with what amounts to complete impunity. The United States government has become indistinguishable from a totalitarian oligarchy. Congress and the Senate have for all intents and purposes elevated themselves to the rank of aristocrats, which is to say, they have proclaimed themselves the Lords and Ladies of the Republic. This in itself would be bad enough were it not for the fact that the judiciary have followed suit and appointed themselves to be lessor nobles with every bureaucratic functionary elevating themselves to the level of vassal. In short the people themselves no longer have official champions.

Holder Says Apple’s iPhone Encryption Will Thwart Child Abuse Investigations

Attorney General Eric Holder ripped technology companies Tuesday that he said are “thwarting” the federal government’s ability to stop child abuse, just days after Apple and Google announced new security measures that would prevent the companies from giving authorities data on users.

“We would hope that technology companies would be willing to work with us to ensure that law enforcement retains the ability, with court-authorization, to lawfully obtain information in the course of an investigation, such as catching kidnappers and sexual predators,” Holder said at a Washington conference of the Global Alliance Conference Against Child Abuse Online. “It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job while still adequately protecting personal privacy. When a child is in danger, law enforcement needs to be able to take every legally available step to quickly find and protect the child and to stop those that abuse children. It is worrisome to see companies thwarting our ability to do so.”

Founding Father Benjamin Franklin had the perfect rebuke to department of Injustice director Erick Holder, not that Holder gives a damn, since good little Marxist that he is he has no use for anything said by any of America’s founding Father’s.

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

One of America’s most prominent Founding Father penned these poignant words. America’s self anointed aristoracts and their vassals would be wise to reread them and take their meaning to heart.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

These words, when penned by Thomas Jefferson, were no idle threat, nor were they impotent words laid to paper, they were a declaration of intent made by men of the deepest resolve. Which each passing day America’s new aristocratic class seems bound and determined to make certain that they follow in the footsteps of England’s King George and make all of the exact same mistake that King George made. Chiefly amongst those mistakes, to fail to understand the resolve of the American people to be a free people. Though the vast majority of the new aristocracy are ardent committed Marxists, the vast majority of American’s are not. If they insist on continuing their current course of actions, the American people will have little recourse but to repeat those words of Thomas Jefferson.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

In short, Erick Holder, James Clapper, you and all of your fellow aristocratic vassals can go right straight to hell.