Thursday, December 8, 2016

Michael Moore - domestic terrorist?

Is Michael Moore a domestic terrorist?

Now he is marshaling people to disrupt the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017.

Is he really suggesting to "disrupt"? That is, to create an event of violence at the ceremony?

If he is suggesting anything other than a peaceful, orderly assembly of people (a Constitutional right), then Moore should be arrested.

Frankly, just looking at him, I think he should be arrested.

On his website he pitches that "It must be made clear to the whole world that the vast majority of people in the United States do not support his presidency or consent to his rule." What "vast majority" is he talking about?

So Moore is every bit as much as liar as Hillary ("I was under attack on the tarmac") Clinton.

Lock him up.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor Day, 2016

When you look at the U.S. Flag today, honor and remember those who lost their lives 75 years ago,

And learn why Japan did not invade the U.S. Mainland after striking at Pearl Harbor.

Japan could have sent its troop ships and carriers directly to California. Apparently, the prediction of the U.S. military's chief of staff was that we would not have been able to stop a massive invasion before it reached the Mississippi River.

We had a 2,000,000-man army and war ships ... fighting the Germans. Why didn't Japan attack?

After the war, Japanese generals and admirals were asked that question. Their answer ... they knew that almost every home in America had guns and the Americans knew how to use them!

We must keep this in mind. This is one important reason that we are free.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Deport Flag burners

Donald Trump tweeted that Flag burners should lose their cutizenship.

I like it.

SCOTUS was wrong to decide it's free speech.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Must-see Movie

Harry and Snowman, a documentary about a plow horse that was headed for the glue factory. Dutch immigrant Harry DeLeyer bought the horse for $80. The horse became a national champion jumper, beating very expensive and highly-trained jumpers.

This film opened in numerous theaters around the country on 1-2 day showings. Check out the movie's website for a listing of places and dates.

I missed the local showing and spotted a theater two hours away. Then I decided to get the movie on Google Play, and the choice was rent or buy. So I bought for $12.99 and watched it immediately online. Plus now I own it and I can watch it as many times as I wish.

I had read The Eighty-Dollar Champion about two years ago. What a story!

If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a horse-lover among your friends and family (or yourself), grab this movie.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Do five make a crowd?

Did you see this sign in the news last week? It advertises a gun store in Avondale, Pa.

From the news you'd have thought that thousands of protesters were complaining about it. A school crossing guard was interviewed, and a child's mother expresses anti-crime sentiments.

Do you know how many people complained?

Five. That's f-i-v-e. Only five...

How do I know this? I wrote to the gun store owner in support of the sign. He replied that five people, all members of one anti-gun group, were the complainers.

And we wonder whether the media is fair?

This is what we are fighting, folks...

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Exorbitant fees, costs continue in McHenry County Court

I received the following email from a driver who was unlucky enough to encounter the exorbitant court costs and fees in McHenry County Court.

"I wanted to write to you because I came across your post about the outrageous costs, fees, and fines that McHenry County charges people for having the temerity to show at court and dare ask for court supervision. I got a $53.00 ticket for [charge redacted to protect identity of writer]. I went to court to ask for court supervision, and I was slapped with a $315.00 bill. I thought I'd be able to make payments, but I fell behind because I had a hefty car repair that I had to cover. As things stand, I think the bill has gone to collections, which means it will also be a mark on my credit rating as well. I am outraged that the state and the county are gouging people like this. I don't make much money, and I know others are just struggling to get by as well. I agree that I was guilty of talking on my cell phone while driving, but just 6 years ago I was involved in a car accident and my fines and court costs from the fender bender were about half of this! I would like to get people together and see if we could all fight this together as citizens. Any thoughts on how to go about organizing a group to address the state ripping off the citizens?"

What drivers don't know is that, as soon as they don't pay the ticket before court and then set foot in the courtroom, the "costs and fees" take over.

Traffic court judges may still explain that they only set the fine and that the court costs and fees are set by the McHenry County Board and the Great State of Illinois. I have heard judges forewarn those in court not to get mad at the women working at the ticket payment counter on the first floor. However, even at the beginning of court, those who are there do not suspect just how heavy the hammer is going to be. The judge might fine a driver only $25.00, but he knows that driver will get socked with $250 of "court costs and fees" on top of the fine.

There must be a fairer system. If a person intends to plead guilty, they probably don't have to go to court. And they should not! Pay it ahead of time.

Many drivers think they can just walk into the courtroom, plead guilty, and walk out to pay only the fine. SURPRISE. You are about the get screwed over by your government!

You already know what the happy gang of McCounty County Board members will say when you call. But call, anyway. And remember ... these is more power in numbers. If a huge organization sprang up and threatened Board members with retirement at the next election, think they might listen a little harder? 

If you are interested in fighting for a change in the system, send me your name, email address and phone number. I'll forward it to the person whose comment is quoted above.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

TWI on top of Woodstock PD story

The Woodstock Independent (TWI) is on top of the story of the week about the dismissal of a significant drug arrest in Woodstock. Check out this week's stories (that's plural) at

Woodstock is on the short end of the stick in a Federal law suit over this arrest, and a 18-year Woodstock cop has resigned.

One must ask why the Northwest Herald is asleep at the switch.

Seventeen pounds of marijuana was found in the trunk of Philip Williams' car.