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September 14, 2021

Vaccine Mandates

Why is President Biden talking about vaccine mandates?  He knows they are illegal under the Constitution, but Democrats are not concerned about following the Constitution.  Biden knew the rent moratorium was illegal, but did it anyway.  Obama knew his executive order for Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was not legal under the Constitution, but did not care. 

Both Biden and Obama know these executive orders will not pass in the Supreme Court, but hope the snails pace of government will let the implementation of the illegal executive orders take effect so they can’t be totally corrected. 

The White House knows that mask and vaccine mandates are the responsibility of the states and not within the authority of the federal government.  We can’t believe anything the White House, Center for Disease Control, or Fauci says anyway. 

When will they finally tell us that the only proven and lasting immunity to COVID is the natural immunity of people who have contracted the virus and survived.  They also must start advising people who have had COVID that they should not get the vaccine.  Than and only then can we believe them again. 

It is interesting that illegals crossing the southern boarder and unvetted immigrants entering the country are not required to be vaccinated.  This makes no sense.

There is no pandemic emergency now, but the mask mandate is an attempt to divert attention from the other Biden administration disasters.  A person who has spent fifteen years in the medical field told me that using a mask for the COVID virus is like using chicken wire to stop mosquitoes.

The Afghanistan withdrawal, loss of world respect, terrorism, our southern boarder, law and order, energy dependence, economy, jobs, inflation, and election fraud represent some of the debacles.  No President has ever done more to destroy our country in his first year.

The COVID virus was and is terrible, but it is now more about politics than it is about science.  Ever single thing Biden mentioned about the science in his speech was a lie.  It has nothing to do with following the science. 

Democrats must continue to make people afraid of COVID in order to continue use of illegal mail-in ballots, the easiest way to commit election fraud.  That is how they will continue to destroy our country.

       

September 7, 2021

Truth & Lies     

When I was in kindergarten, the bus dropped me off at the farm before my mother got home and my father was still in the field.  I have always hated snakes and I got some stick matches, lit them, and threw them down what I thought were snake holes.  They probably were gopher holes. 

When my mother got home, she was afraid I could have burnt myself or burned down the trees and granary close to where I was lighting the matches.  That night, my mother and father explained why I should not handle matches.  They tried to get me to promise I would not do it again.  I wouldn’t  promise because I said I might want to kill snakes. 

I was not punished for refusing to make a promise that I might keep.  My parents made the point that it was more important to keep my word and tell the truth instead of telling a lie of convenience.  

Why do we expect politicians to lie?  President Biden promised to unite the country and “Build back better”.  He has done the reverse.  No one in decades has done more to divide the country and devastate the economy.  He might not even be mentally aware of the damage his handlers have instructed him to do. 

Joe Biden was first elected to the US Senate in 1972, making it almost 50 years he has been in Washington.  In that time he has been on the wrong side of every foreign policy decision.  What did we expect if he was elected President?  Something like the botched Afghanistan withdrawal was sure to happen. 

The lives of Americans and allies were lost. Billions of dollars of military weapons were left behind for the terrorists. We have lost all credibility as a world leader.  Biden tells the blatant lie that the operation was a huge success.          The lame-stream media repeats the lie, using the same scripted buzz words. 

It doesn’t matter if we are talking about Afghanistan, the COVID virus, the southern border, energy, the economy, race relations, or election integrity; things have gotten to the point we can’t believe anything that comes from the federal government. 

What has happened to telling the truth and following the science?

 

August 31, 2021

Jill Biden

        What responsibility does a spouse have to protect their husband or wife?  It is quite obvious that most people will protect their spouse from danger and look out for their health. 

        What responsibility does a spouse have to protect society or the country from their husband or wife?  This gets a little more complex.  A spouse that is threatening to do physical harm to other people needs to be stopped. 

        What was Jill Biden’s responsibility to protect her husband and her duty to protect the country from him?  There is no question that Joe Biden is a corrupt career politician.  He put his greed for power and wealth for himself and his family above doing what is right for the people that elected him and the good of the country.  Jill cannot be accountable for this because that is true of more than half of all Washington DC politicians. 

        Joe Biden has spent decades in Washington and has been wrong on every single foreign policy decision during that time period.  Knowing this track record could never be good for the country, should Jill have talked Joe out of running for President?

        The biggest question is Joe’s cognitive decline.  Anybody watching him talk can clearly see he has declined mentally.  Jill Biden lives with him and must be acutely aware he was not fit to run for President.  He needed to retire.  Why would she subject him to that kind of mental stress and embarrassment?  Did she think she could control and shelter him, or was being First Lady that important to her? 

        She had a moral obligation the American people to stop him from running for President.  

 

August 24, 2021

Afghanistan

I don’t know if we should have ever invaded Afghanistan, but I do know we never should have been involved in a twenty-year war.  We should have decimated the enemy and left.  We can’t try to occupy and colonialize countries like Afghanistan. 

The Russians waged a ten year war in Afghanistan and lost before we invaded the country.  This war played a part in the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Didn’t we learn anything?  Talk about the definition of insanity. 

An exit strategy should have been planned out before we ever attacked.  People and equipment have to come out of the country before the military exits.  Military weapons cannot be left behind for the enemy.  People must have a safe exit so they are not killed or held for ransom.  This is not rocket science.  President Trump had this all planned out. 

Biden did everything wrong.  Americans will die, the Taliban has gained many weapons of war, and our status in the world is damaged beyond any easy repair.  We are no longer a world leader. 

This is not all Biden’s fault.  When you look in his eyes, no one is home.  Much of the blame must be with the State Department, the CIA, and the military.  These unelected bureaucrats and military officers are either totally incompetent, corrupt, or want to destroy this great country. 

There is no excuse for the Pentagon.  How could the 26,000 people that work in the Pentagon allow the disastrous debacle that just happened with the withdrawal from Afghanistan?  Lloyd J. Austin III is Secretary of Defense and General Mark A. Milley is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Milley is more concerned with indoctrinating troops with Critical Race Theory than doing his job.  With President Biden, these two have to take responsibility for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.  Both should resign immediately. 

This is one of the worse foreign affairs disasters in history and Americans will die.  But, we can survive it.   There are worse things that have happened in the last six months.  For example, the open border situation, and accepting any and all refugees.  This will probably take a generation to fix.

Our biggest problem is election integrity.  If we can’t get fair and honest elections, everything else is irrelevant, and this great republic is lost.  The Marxists will win. 

 

August 17, 2021

RINOs

I am totally disgusted with nineteen Republican Senators.  These nineteen Senators betrayed the Republican Party and the American People by voting for a $1.2 trillion, so-called infrastructure bill.  I say so-called because less than 20% of the money will be spent on anything related to infrastructure. 

RINO stands for Republicans In Name Only.  The classification certainly applies to these nineteen Senators, as they voted with the Democratic Left.  They are:

  1.   Roy Blunt of Missouri
  2.   Richard Burr of North Carolina
  3. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
  4. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
  5. Susan Collins of Maine
  6. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota
  7. Mike Crapo of Idaho
  8. Deb Fischer of Nebraska
  9. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
  10. Chuck Grassley of Iowa
  11. John Hoeven of North Dakota
  12. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
  13. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
  14. Rob Portman of Ohio
  15. Jim Risch of Idaho
  16. Mitt Romney of Utah
  17. Dan Sullivan of Alaska
  18. Thom Tillis of North Carolina
  19. Roger Wicker of Mississippi

Some of these Republicans, like Collins, Graham,  Murkowski, and Romney have always been two-faced RINOs, but some, like Chuck Grassley of Iowa, surprise me.  I lived in Iowa and in the past Grassley always voted in the best interests of the people.  What happened?

Are these RINOs just in favor of big government at any cost?  Maybe these RINOs were naive enough to think giving in to the Left on this bill would satisfy them, but that never works.  The Democrats are already looking at another 3 trillion in spending.  Are they intentionally trying to collapse the country so it can go Marxist?  

These nineteen Republicans should never get the Republican nomination when they come up for reelection.  Republicans have to stand up for smaller government and balanced budgets or they will become irrelevant.

 

August 10, 2021

Non-Partisan Jobs

        Many public sector jobs should be non-partisan.  The most obvious are the Supreme Court justices.  Their job is to enforce the Constitution and the laws passed by Congress.  Any laws that are not passed by Congress are unconstitutional and must be overturned.  Some laws passed by Congress may also be unconstitutional.  Any Supreme Court justice who acts in a partisan manner by trying to legislate from the bench should resign or be removed immediately.

        Any unelected government bureaucrat who acts in a partisan manner needs to be terminated immediately.  Currently they have too much power and little or no accountability.  We have seen how this unchecked partisan power has led to corruption in the top levels of the FBI, DOJ, CIA, NSA, IRS, and other Federal agencies.  Few have been held accountable. The Center for Disease Control is so political and has lied about the CORONA virus so often that they should not have any credibility, but unfortunately many Americans still listen to them.

        The military and especially any military officer should be totally nonpartisan. Partisan officers will divide and undermine our military forces.  This could be devastating if the military is called into action.  Officers must stop making partisan decisions in the best interests of the military industrial complex that are not in the best interest of the country.  Some top military officers actually suggested a military coup to remove President Trump.  This is treason and they have never been charged with anything.  Some are still in positions of authority. 

        Teachers are part of another profession that must be nonpartisan.  Teachers need to teach the skills student will need in life, and not try to program students with the Marxist agenda.  Any teacher who tries to influence a student politically should never be allowed within a mile of a student. 

        Sports is another area which should never be political.  Sports are for entertainment and not for trying to influence the fans political opinion.  The athletes, like most celebrities, are not qualified to be political commentators anyway.  They just make themselves look stupid.

        What will it take to change the frightening direction in which our country is headed?  I wish I knew.  Only God knows.  But wait, the current regime doesn’t want us to acknowledge him.  They want us to look to Big Government for everything.

 

August 3, 2021

January 6, 2021

On January 6, 2021 there was a demonstration at the Capital.  It was a “mostly peaceful” demonstration that got out of control.  I do not condone violence.   

The House of Representatives has formed a commission to investigate the demonstration. It is supposed to be a bi-partisan investigation, but obviously is not.  The House Speaker has refused to allow Republicans Jim Jordan and Jim Banks serve on the committee.  She only wants RINO Republicans and not anyone who will ask real questions about what happened. Pelosi clearly does not have this authority and this action should void any authority of the committee.

The first item on the committee’s agenda should be who murdered Ashley Babbitt?  She was an unarmed, female veteran that was not threatening anyone and was killed by the police.  If she was black and killed by a white officer, it would be totally different.

The second item should be to release the many hours of video that have been kept secret.  What are Democrats hiding?  The videos must not support their agenda.  I am sure if the videos were bad for the protestors, they would have been made public.

Third, the demonstration was planned for some time, and many people asked Speaker Pelosi for more security.  She never provided any additional security.  Why?  Was she just incompetent or did she have a more sinister agenda?  

The fourth item should be how many FBI agents, informants, and spies had infiltrated the demonstration, and what role did they play?   We know FBI had infiltrated the demonstration, but what role did they play in turning it into a riot?

After the sham investigation of January 6, there needs to be real investigations into the BLM and ANTIFA riots which clearly qualify as domestic terrorism.

Why is the Left above the law and conservatives are constantly harassed and investigated when they have done nothing wrong.  This has to change, or our freedoms are gone.

 

July 27, 2021

How to fail in Business    

In my book, Business Fits, I have a chapter titled “Why do businesses fail?”   There are a lot of reasons but the number one reason is under capitalization.  Everything takes longer and costs more than you expect. 

Franchise businesses do better than independent businesses because a good franchisor will not award a franchise to a prospect that is under-capitalized.  In my experience, divorce is a major cause of failure with franchises. Financial success and often long hours are hard on a relationship.  Divorce creates an under-capitalization situation.

One thing that can guarantee a business will fail is if you run it like the federal government operates: 

  • Spend and borrow money like there is not tomorrow with no plan to pay it back.
  • Hire friends and relatives who are not qualified.
  • Hire more staff than is needed and pay them without regard to performance.
  • Hire people based on race and gender, not qualifications.
  • Spend too much on unnecessary studies.
  • Spend a great deal of time on things that don’t matter or are out of your control.
  • Make your organization top-end heavy with too much management and not enough production.

Run your business like the federal government, and you will fail.  The federal government is corrupt and incomplete beyond belief.  It is hard to believe the Marxist Left wants big government to control every aspect of our lives.

I don’t know who wrote this, but I find it hilarious. 

A toothpaste factory had a problem: they sometimes shipped empty boxes, without the tube inside. This was due to the way the production line was set up, and people with experience in designing production lines will tell you how difficult it is to have everything happen with timings so precise that every single unit coming out of it is perfect 100% of the time. Small variations in the environment (which can’t be controlled in a cost-effective fashion) mean you must have quality assurance checks smartly distributed across the line so that customers all the way down to the supermarket don’t get pissed off and buy another product instead.

Understanding how important that was, the CEO of the toothpaste factory got the top people in the company together and they decided to start a new project, in which they would hire an external engineering company to solve their empty boxes problem, as their engineering department was already too stretched to take on any extra effort.

The project followed the usual process: budget and project sponsor allocated, RFP, third-parties selected, and six months (and $8 million) later they had a fantastic solution — on time, on budget, high quality and everyone in the project had a great time. They solved the problem by using high-tech precision scales that would sound a bell and flash lights whenever a toothpaste box would weigh less than it should. The line would stop, and someone had to walk over and yank the defective box out of it, pressing another button when done to re-start the line.

A while later, the CEO decides to have a look at the ROI of the project: amazing results! No empty boxes ever shipped out of the factory after the scales were put in place. Very few customer complaints, and they were gaining market share. “That’s some money well spent!” – he says, before looking closely at the other statistics in the report.

It turns out, the number of defects picked up by the scales was 0 after three weeks of production use. It should’ve been picking up at least a dozen a day, so maybe there was something wrong with the report. He filed a bug against it, and after some investigation, the engineers come back saying the report was actually correct. The scales really weren’t picking up any defects, because all boxes that got to that point in the conveyor belt were good.

Puzzled, the CEO travels down to the factory, and walks up to the part of the line where the precision scales were installed.

A few feet before the scale, there was a $20 desk fan, blowing the empty boxes out of the belt and into a bin.

“Oh, that,” says one of the workers — “one of the guys put it there ’cause he was tired of walking over….. “every time the bell rang”.

            “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” – President Ronald Reagan

 

July 20, 2021

Misinformation    

Misinformation is anything that does not agree with the Biden/Harris administration or the Lefts agenda.  It has absolutely nothing to do with being true or false.

Restricting any speech by the government or social media is a clear violation of the First Amendment. It does not matter if it is true or false.  When the White House colludes with social media to tell them what is misinformation in their opinion it is in violation the Constitution in several ways.  The White House secretary has stated on two occasions that this is exactly what they are doing.

I seldom agree with anything President Biden says, but he made a statement that I totally agree with last week.  When asked about restricting misinformation about COVID, He said “They are killing people.”  The only thing we disagree on is who “they” are.  He is referring to people following the science and trying to tell the truth.  I am referring to the Biden administration, Dr. Fauci, the Center For Disease Control, and the fake news.

Let’s review some facts that are being suppressed.  According to the government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, more people have died from the COVID vaccines than all other vaccines combined since they have been keeping records.   This make sense because the vaccines are all experimental drugs at this time.

Judicial Watch just got data from the Veterans Administration concerning Vaccine complications. 

  • 20 cardiac arrests
  • 36 strokes
  • 15 cases of deep vein thrombosis
  • 10 heart attacks
  • 19 pulmonary embolisms
  • 26,000 less serious reactions – This would include my three delayed continuing reactions. These cases are mostly people that have had COVID and then get the vaccine.

The White House states that no one who has had the vaccine has died of COVID and this may be true.  But I doubt anyone who had previously had the virus has died from a later attack, except from a vaccine reaction.  Very few people under thirty have died from COVID.  The risks of the vaccine are much greater. 

The push for getting everyone vaccinated is political and financial.  They want to take away people’s freedom, and many vaccine doses will soon expire and be worthless.  This may be the reason Pfizer is pushing for approval for a third shot to avoid these expirations.

We must protect our First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, and we must get the truth out about the COVID vaccines. 

I strongly recommend no one under the age of thirty get the vaccine.  The risk of heart or neurological damage far exceeds the risk of contracting the virus.

No one who has had COVID should get the vaccine.  They have a natural immunity.  If you don’t know if you had COVID, get tested and see if you are immune.  You may have had a mild case with little or no symptoms.  The test should be a simple finger prick with about a fifteen minute wait.

The response I get when I say this to my medical professionals now is, “I agree with you 100%.”  When I had my first delayed attack and spent most of the day in the emergency room, no one would even respond to my suspicion that it was a delayed reaction to the vaccine. 

People over thirty who have not had the COVID  should probably get the vaccine.

 

July 13, 2021

Liberals    

There was a time when liberals stood for:

  • Love, not hate
  • Law and order
  • Racial equality
  • Parental rights
  • Election integrity
  • Secure boarders
  • Personal freedom
  • Legal immigration
  • A good work ethic
  • Religious freedom
  • Traditional families
  • Freedom of speech
  • Personal responsibility
  • Equal justice under the law
  • The Constitution and Bill of Right
  • Love for our great country and the flag
  • Educators that did not teach political propaganda
  • Educators that taught history, critical thinking & debate
  • Journalists that reported facts and not political agendas

        I believe in all these things, and I think most liberals still do too.   Most liberals are Democrats, but the Democratic Party no longer supports these ideas.  Why have Democrats allowed the radical Left to take over the Democratic Party with a Marxist agenda?

        Marxist’s are trying to destroy our country in order to achieve the goal of a Marxist government.  They are using race, open borders, and government overreach to destroy the country.

        We need liberals and a Democratic Party, but rational liberals have to take back control of their party.  If they don’t we will become a Marxist nation or the Democratic Party will cease to be a major political force.  The American people will not stand for another Biden/Harris joke in the Executive branch.

 

July 6, 2021

God Bless America   

I am so thankful to have been born and lived in the United States of America.  I grew up in the 1940s and 1950’s.  I graduated from high school in 1962 which was the same year as the movie American Graffiti depicting the time.   It was a great time to be a kid. 

We celebrated Independence Day last Sunday.  Our Founding Fathers risked everything to declare independence and create this great republic.  They studied many types of government including the Greeks and Romans, and took the best of all.  It has been the greatest form of government in the history of the world.  We have experienced freedoms and opportunities like no other country.  That is why so many people have and want to immigrate here.

One danger is that we have had it so good for so long that we assume it can never change, but it can and is.  Many people have been willing to risk or give their lives to preserve our freedoms. 

If our country falls, it will be from within and not from a foreign power.  This was what our Founding Fathers tried to protect us from.  They wanted to limit the power of the federal government in order to protect individual freedoms.  Our unelected government bureaucrats have become way too powerful.   President Ronald Reagan said: “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.”

We must preserve this great republic.   The radical left is trying to destroy the country in order to replace freedom with Marxism.  Marxism has never, and will never, work, but it is great for the political elite.  They want to divide the country by race using tools like Critical Race Theory falsely claiming systemic racism and white supremacy.  They want to erase history and brainwash our children into thinking the country is evil. 

It is not too late to save this great republic, but we must get the facts and get involved.

 

 

7 Responses to Blog

  1. Chuck Nizzi says:

    When I started reading this I thought you went nuts, but I read on thinking maybe you were going to compare this to healthcare insurance. Great comparison. I do my own car maintenance and I take care of my health and avoid visits to the doctor’s office / clinic like I avoid auto mechanics and ticks. I do buy tires and have them mounted and have had a clutch replaced. Other than that timing belts and water pumps on PT Cruisers don’t even stop me… neither does exercise and trying to eat right and maintain a reasonable weight. Great blog post.

  2. Donald Sedlacek says:

    Hi Terry. Hope you are doing good…. i have been down this same path 12 yrs ago…….new kinds of Meds….Great doctors……. And new ways of keeping the old ticker working!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care. Sedlo

  3. Chuck Nizzi says:

    For the USA to get back to a great nation the people will have to turn back to their Christian faith and all that faith encompasses. God will not bless a nation where He is not first in the hearts of the people of that nation. God will not bless an individual where that individual has other “gods”. Trump, like Obama came into power as it says in Romans 13:1 and in other places in God’s Word / Scripture / Bible.And then read on you culturally Christian Democrats, verses 2 – 7 in Romans chapter 13. God’s purpose is to get folks to turn back to, or for the first time to turn to Him and His ways so He can bless them and their nation.
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  4. Chuck Nizzi says:

    Yes we need more authentic Christian morality in the USA. The current cultural Christianity found in the USA where a large population claims to be Christian and has bought into the prevailing culture in this country. That has blended a culture which has it’s ” that’s in there” attitude when it comes to scripture they haven’t read again for the first time, into their flavor of morality, faith / view of God’s laws and moral man’s laws. This has weakened the Christian faith to the point where “cultural Christians” accept that which is not true authentic Christianity. They have done this led by some religious denominations who tone down their religion because they do not want to offend those who attend their weekly services. They do not realize that getting back to authentic Christian faith and morality would be good for their flock and the nation. Finally many members of church flocks do not have the guts to bring there faith into their and other’s lives outside their religious organization’s building. They snuff out their light when it comes to taking an active part in remolding their culture back to authentic Christianity.

  5. Chuck Nizzi says:

    State government here in Wisconsin is run by lifelong bureaucrats that write the administrative rules after the legislature passes hollow laws that directs the regulations to be written by all the many State agencies. Trouble with that is that too many of these agencies , DNR, DSPS, DOR, DOA, ETC are “guided” by appointed boards / committees that are loaded with folks with specific self or industry interests and the rules they write on behalf of the legislation are quite biased. Even though they hold public meetings to review the rules, that is nothing more than a dog and pony show. The special interests get their ways because they have the ear of the bureaucrats. And the bureaucrats do not have the integrity (balls) to do the right thing because it is more like work. Take the building Codes, Wisconsin is still stuck on the 2011 NEC and a law passed in 2007 concerning electrical inspections has not had rules passed and approved yet because the bureaucrats are too unmotivated by industry to do their own work and move “forward” . A word found on the Wisconsin flag. Bureaucrats slow down government and when things do not go their “buddies’ “way they find ways to shift rules to satisfy their buddies / lobbyists. Sometimes moving things backwards. And who know whose palms are being grea$ed.

  6. Chuck Nizzi says:

    You are right on about MLK.

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