Time for Mother Calhoun To Spank, Again?
Long time readers will remember the Hideous & Appalling ANONYMOUS person calling himself/herself/itself “Crapkiller,” who regularly posted comments on this blogsite. Before the 218 sewer assessment vote, this Piece of Work threatened to post how citizens voted in the 218 assessment, list their names, how they voted & etc., in some kind of sick neener-neener threat of Be Careful How You Vote, That Vote Is Public And I’ll Let Everyone Know How You Voted. The threat was to real people, real votes, real time, a real threat. At the time, I posted a notice that Crap had crossed the line and I’d be hitting the delete button for all her/his/its postings. Another ANONYMOUS commentor calling himself “Shark Inlet” protested and said I should issue a warning then if real time, real people “threats” were made, I could then start dumping “Crap.” (I gathered that Crap and Inlet were “friends.”) I did so and Crap mercifully went away for a while, maybe. But at least the threats to “out” peoples’ votes before an election stopped.
Some ANONYMOUS person has recently posted information in the comment section professing to “out” some other ANONYMOUS person who posts as “Shark Inlet,” who is apparently a real person with a real name living in Los Osos in real time. I say, apparently, because even though this person called me, I still have no way of verifying who was on the other end of the phone. (This is how seriously nutty a small percentage of people here in Los Osos have gotten about all things sewerish.)
I posted the following warning on the comment section regarding this information, but I think I need to post it here as well. If ANONYMOUS posters start threatening real people in real time in a real town, I will start hitting the delete button on them. If ANONYMOUS posters have real evidence that some crime has been committed, they need to contact the proper authorities. If they wish to call each other names, they’ve already been warned to not get all potty-mouthed or Mother Calhoun will start hitting the delete button on them as well. One ANONYMOUS poster calling another ANONYMOUS poster a liar or unethical or a sleazy doody-head is simply comical, since neither party has any credibility at all. Meanwhile, to all my readers, I re-post my caveat below, the one that I posted on the Oct 13 comment section. You have been warned :
WARNING! WARNING! I need to remind the reader that the above postings were posed ANONYMOUSLY. As I have warned folks before, ANONYMOUS posters on this site and any other site have no credibility, so caveat emptor. If somebody has evidence of an actual "crime" that whoever is supposedly committing, take it to the DA, who, likely will snort through his nose and push the file off his desk. Dirty tricks and anonymous posted lies and spin and other made up stuff, while utterly lacking in ethics, are (alas) common practices by a whole lot of people. There are incredibly powerful financial and political interests at work in this community, so that buys and/or creates a lot of dirty tricks, cover-ups, misdirection and flat out pressure to do whatever certain interests want to see done. The opinions expressed in the main body of this blog are mine -- real person, real name. All comments posted here in the comment section, even if they claim to contain somebody's "real" name, are ANONYMOUS and need to be treated as such.
7:16 AM, October 13, 2008
CSD Candidate Forum Last Night.
About 75 people turned out last night for the League of Women Voter’s Candidate Forum for the CSD Board. Hooray for all the Candidates running. Hooray for the League. Hoory for the folks who turned out to ask and listen to questions of concern to them. Let’s hope the whole community is paying attention and actually gets off its duff and votes.
Appropos of Which, From the Internet. Something to think about as we slog through another election cycle
With the exception of “lobbyists,” I have to agree with much of this. Without campaign reform (money, money, money) the problem of our elected officials needing to raise obscene amounts of money every day for what has turned into a 24/7/365 campaign season, the problem will not be lessened. On the other hand, We The People are also the only ones who can elect officials and or change our constitution or whatever is needed, which can change the rules governing the way our campaigns are run, so it’s back to square one as well.
Subject: The Truth of the Matter is!
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget,
the President does.Y
ou and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations' the House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code,
Congress does.You and I don't set fiscal policy,
Congress does.You and I don't control monetary policy,
the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.
The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.
Who is the Speaker of the House? She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want.
If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility.
I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.
When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
If the Marines are in IRAQ, it's because they want them in IRAQ.
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.
Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like 'the economyʼ, 'inflationʼ, or 'politics' that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
What you do with this article now that you have read it is up to you, though you appear to have several choices:
1. You can send this to everyone in your address book, and hope they do something about it.
2. You can agree to vote against everyone that is currently in office, knowing that the process will take several years.
3. You can decide to run for office yourself and agree to do the job properly.
4. Lastly, you can sit back and do nothing, or re-elect the current bunch.