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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Monday, April 30, 2012


Mr Obama's father did NOT serve is WWII, and that is a direct SLAP IN THE FACE and an INSULT to all the World War II veterans who did not come back, and to those who survived, raised families, kept quiet, remained humble and served their country honorably.

Obama's father (Barack Hussein Obama Sr., born on 6-18-36) was five years old when WWII began.

Obama's stepfather (Lolo Soetoro, born on 1-2-35) was six years old when WWII began.

The man has NO SHAME.

He absolutely, positively, MUST GO come November.

What an absolute embarrassment -- a dangerous embarrassment -- to us all.


Thanks, Chris!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

London's Potential Mayor: Wants to turn London into a "beacon for Islam"

Oh goodie, let's continue to turn England into Englandistan.

Ken Livingstone, who has vowed to turn the city into a ‘beacon’ of Islam and slammed ‘rich’ Jews, is now neck and neck in race to be mayor

Because, after all, that's working out all so well for Europe.

The UK is clearly filled with ignorant GOWP twits all too willing to impale themselves on the pointy end of Islam's scimitar.

I might initially ask: just how do you explain a clitorectomy to your wives and girlfriends?


Saturday, April 28, 2012


How far do you think that would go, now, in this country?

Please click on the below video:

African Americans for Obama? Specifically: blacks for Obama? Only one group for Obama?

  • No Estonians for Obama?
  • No Mexicans for Obama?
  • No Tongans for Obama?
  • No Filipinos for Obama?
  • No Muslims for Obama?
  • No LGBTWs for Obama?
  • No Paralyzed for Obama?
  • No Dwarves for Obama?
  • No Poor for Obama?
  • No Minority Women for Obama?
  • No Psychics for Obama?
How about: RACISTS for Obama?

Because I'm sure, after all, if you replaced BLACKS with WHITES and OBAMA with ROMNEY, you'd all be completely smeared as Caucasoid Racist Caspar Crackers.

When, in fact, the above video and the man himself -- for portraying himself in that fashion in such a strata -- has been revealed, again, as a racist. Because he's black when he wants to be black, white when he wants to be white (and sound "black" or sound "white"), and plays off the guilt of ignorant GOWPs.


Do the math, America. Open your blinded eyes.

And, quite frankly, let's sink this racist, stratifying, classless and class-war-promoting asshole come November.

Of course, I mean this in the nicest, most understanding way possible.


Friday, April 27, 2012

The Obamas: Living Large On Your Dime

When was the last time you went on a half-a-million-dollar vacation? Last year? Year before? Never?

Then perhaps you'll be overjoyed to know that Michelle Obama's vacation to Spain in 2010 crowded the half-a-million-dollar mark: $467,585.

However, to discover this information, it only took "two years and a lawsuit to get these documents out of the Obama administration,” according to Judicial Watch. And this may interest you also, in terms of well-spent taxpayer dollars:

Judicial Watch previously obtained documents detailing costs for a June 21-27, 2011, trip taken by Michelle Obama, her family and her staff to South Africa and Botswana. Judicial Watch received mission expense records and passenger manifests for the Africa trip that described costs of $424,142 for the flight and crew alone. Other expenses, such as off-flight food, transportation, security, etc. were not included.
For a Leftist administration that sympathizes with "feeling your pain," an administration of the "common people," who "fight for the underdogs," it would appear that the Obamas have little problem with profligate spending, officially and personally.

However, it would seem that a few of the more "blue-collar" type Demorats are less than pleased with the vacation history of the Obamas. From the Washington Examiner:
Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing “staycations” because they can’t afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family’s 17 lavish vacations around the world and don’t want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas’ holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters.

“They view everything through their own personal situation and if they can’t afford to do it, they can’t enjoy it, they don’t like Obama using their tax dollars to benefit himself,” said pollster John McLaughlin. “In this case, they see him as out of touch. While they are struggling he’s not sharing in that struggle and he’s basically doing what they can’t do on their tax dollars,” added the GOP pollster.

Finally, a new Pew Survey indicates:
Today, just one in three has a favorable view of the federal government — the lowest level in 15 years, according to a Pew survey. The majority of Americans remain satisfied with their local and state governments — 61 percent and 52 percent, respectively — but only 33 percent feel likewise about the federal government.

Is the tide actually beginning to turn, I wonder. . . ?


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Obama: again, pandering to the Kid Vote and Screwing My Nephew & Nieces NOW

Obaka knows that he has to win over these three elements in order to stay in office:

  • Ignorant Blacks;
  • Ignorant Mexicans;
  • Ignorant Kids;
This week, he's determined to place the Kid Vote above the Black and Mexican Vote. With that in mind, if I'd voted for Obama last time, I'd think: what am I? Pickled herring? Placing young GOWPs over Blacks and Mexicans? Consider this, my dearest multi-kulti Young Leftists.

That said, Mr Obama -- (CAN I GET AN 'A-MEN'??) -- should have been wearing a white collar whilst preaching on his re-election tour this week, pandering to Ignorant Kids at various colleges. He says that Ignorant Kids shouldn't have $24,000 of loan debt.

However, it seems to me that he has FAILED to mention the $869 BILLION dollars in student loan debt overall (US National Debt, as well as the $51 THOUSAND DOLLAR debt that he has saddled EACH American with. The mention of this debt seems to be conspicuously absent in his verbal dribblings. Huh. Imagine that.

When ObakaKare passed, the federal government also took over student loans. Your federal government is now in charge of all college loans. Right now the interest rate is 3.4%. Come July 1, that rate is scheduled to increase to 6.8%. That would add, roughly, $1,000 per year to student loans in interest. But it is this president's economy that has resulted in economic destruction, including potential post-college jobs. Marginal costs, like the looming ObakaKare, are facing individual businesses. And those businesses are still -- and rightly so -- hedging their bets in an uncertain future.

Want to actually halt and/or reduce college costs? Eliminate government student loans. Eliminate specialized student loans. Make students and parents pay -- or NOT PAY -- the going fare. Create another track for high school graduates to the various necessary TRADES in lieu of seeking a dead-end collegiate (And massively expensive!) path.

Because, when their CASH is reduced, colleges and universities WILL "come in line" in terms of their ability to charge exorbitant rates. When their potential customer base is reduced, the tuitions will also necessarily reduce. It's simple economics.

Are student loans the "next bailout"? There is evidence to indicate this, if Mr Obaka has his way. Mr Obama destroyed your market, college graduates. And what kind of an economy are you graduating into, pray tell? Yes, I say: one created and promoted by Your One.

The funny thing is, major Ivy League professors, for example, make over $300,000. Even the Governor of Fornicalia, our Leftist Jerry Brown, "only" makes $174,000.

Oddly enough, a recent Fornicalia bill (SB 1368) was defeated in committee -- which would have limited every state worker to the governor's wage of $174K. The bill was defeated -- you guessed it! -- by every Demorat in Sacramento.

And who earns more than the governor? Why yes, that's correct -- "educators" in the UC and CSU systems.

Another recent Fornicalia StateWorker opinion poll came in slightly ahead -- 49% saying state workers' salaries should be capped at the governor's rate -- as opposed to 48% who said no, capping state salaries is wrong.

If I may, I'd like to begin to wrap up. In this fashion: to those of you -- like my nephew and nieces -- who voted for Mr Obaka: the debt he created is on YOU and not on me. I'll be dead and gone before his debt actually horribly negatively affects me.

And, in the meantime, YOU will be responsible for every dollar he's "magically" promised you. And those promises are empty. Completely empty. You'll pay for your support much later, after your parents have died and their estates taxed to the max, leaving you nothing. Because, after all, there is no Free Cheese. Though you may think so now.

You'll vote for Obaka this time, Ignorant Ones.

Just as I will vote the GOP ticket. So let me make this abundantly clear, to my Conservatives:

It isn't just a matter of "keeping the House."

It's a matter of taking the Senate AS WELL AS taking the White House.

It is a matter of taking EVERY level of government, in order to stem the terrible rift in logic and budget.

And things, in general at this point, are NOT looking quite so stunning for Our Incumbent.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ATK secures .40 caliber ammo contract with Department of Homeland Security & ICE

And, at first blush, this isn't even a story. An ammunition manufacturer fulfilling a contract with the United States government? While we still have military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan? Big deal. Move on. Nothing to see here.

Except that there is everything to see here.

From MarketWatch at the Wall Street Journal:

--ATK Wins Five-Year, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract for .40 Caliber Ammunition from DHS, ICE --Additional .40 Caliber Ammunition Contract with 450 Million Round Potential Demonstrates ATK's Leadership in Ammunition Manufacturing

ANOKA, Minn., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- ATK ATK -0.33% announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.

ATK was the incumbent and won the contract with its HST bullet, which has proven itself in the field. The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions. HST is engineered for 100-percent weight retention, limits collateral damage, and avoids over-penetration.

All well and good, yes? Except, in this instance, let's attempt to apply what I have historically called "the logical extension."

Why 450,000,000 rounds? And why in .40 caliber? For the US government?

Let's make some things clear up front: this delivery isn't for the US military. These rounds will not be going to Iraq or Afghanistan or to any US military forces.

Because, number one, the Geneva Convention forbids hollow-point ammunition in war.

And, number two, the .40 caliber round is a somewhat common civilian law enforcement stock for those departments, in my opinion, too timid to approve a .44 or .45 caliber round and handgun.

Meaning: this contract is fulfilling a perceived federal government need for stocking its civilian forces, and not its military.

The military predominantly uses .9mm for its M9 Berettas (the perennial NATO round, adopted for the US in 1985), 5.56 for its current M4s, .308 and .50 cal for MGs and specialty long guns. The .40 caliber round is not approved, utilized or endemic in the US military. At all. Save for some very "special" units whose operators may personally wish to go there. But they don't need 450 million rounds. There aren't that many operators who embrace the .40 cal.

That said, this ATK order is for the civilian portion of the US government. Plain and simple.

There is only one purpose for this round. Let me make this quite clear: to be used against the American public. Not on foreign enemies, not on foreign soil.

Against Americans, on domestic soil.

450 MILLION rounds. Half a BILLION rounds.

Compare this to, for example, the war in Iraq. Where 5.5 million rounds per month were fired at its height. That equates to 66 million rounds per year in wartime. This then, further, equates to roughly seven years of war against US citizens at an "Iraq-type" expenditure.

Obama's NDAA already exists. It is extant. And it doesn't stand for the North Delaware Apartment Association. It stands for a diminishment of your civil liberties. It provides Mr Obama the power to detain Americans at will.

What is the further "logical extension"?

That is this: your federal government seems to be anticipating a MASSIVE shooting war against its own citizens.

I can feature no other reason for such a staggering purchase of handgun rounds by the federal government.

If you have any other considered scenarios, then, please weigh in.

Elucidate me. Please tell me where I'm wrong.



And finally, a brief summary of federal gun control:

The Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment -- "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." gains final ratification.

Georgia passes a law banning handguns. The law is ruled unconstitutional and thrown out.

In a reaction to emancipation, several southern states adopt "black codes" which, among other things, forbid black persons from possessing firearms.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is organized around its primary goal of improving American civilians' marksmanship in preparation for war.

Congress passes a law banning the mailing of concealable weapons.

The National Firearms Act of 1934 regulating only fully automatic firearms like sub-machine guns is approved by Congress.

The Federal Firearms Act of 1938 places the first limitations on selling ordinary firearms. Persons selling guns are required to obtain a Federal Firearms License, at an annual cost of $1, and to maintain records of the name and address of persons to whom firearms are sold. Gun sales to persons convicted of violent felonies were prohibited.

The Gun Control Act of 1968 - "...was enacted for the purpose of keeping firearms out of the hands of those not legally entitled to possess them because of age, criminal background, or incompetence." -- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms The Act regulates imported guns, expands the gun-dealer licensing and record keeping requirements, and places specific limitations on the sale of handguns. The list of persons banned from buying guns is expanded to include persons convicted of any non-business related felony, persons found to be mentally incompetent, and users of illegal drugs.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms is created listing as part of its mission the control of illegal use and sale of firearms and the enforcement of Federal firearms laws. ATF issues firearms licenses and conducts firearms licensee qualification and compliance inspections.

The District of Columbia enacts an anti-handgun law which also requires registration of all rifles and shotguns within the District of Columbia.

The Armed Career Criminal Act (Public Law 99-570) increases penalties for possession of firearms by persons not qualified to own them under the Gun Control Act of 1986.

The Firearms Owners Protection Act (Public Law 99-308) relaxes some restrictions on gun and ammunition sales and establishes mandatory penalties for use of firearms during the commission of a crime.

The Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act (Public Law 99-408) bans possession of "cop killer" bullets capable of penetrating bulletproof clothing.

California bans the possession of semiautomatic assault weapons following the massacre of five children on a Stockton, CA school playground.

The Crime Control Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-647) bans manufacturing and importing semiautomatic assault weapons in the U.S. "Gun-free school zones" are established carrying specific penalties for violations.

The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Public Law 103-159) imposes a five-day waiting period on the purchase of a handgun and requires that local law enforcement agencies conduct background checks on purchasers of handguns. (ATF's Brady Law web site.)

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322) bans all sale, manufacture, importation, or possession of a number of specific types of assault weapons.

The Supreme Court, in the case of Printz v. United States, declares the background check requirement of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act unconstitutional.

The Florida Supreme Court upholds a jury's $11.5 million verdict against Kmart for selling a gun to and intoxicated man who used the gun to shoot his estranged girlfriend.

Major American gun manufacturers voluntarily agree to include child safety trigger devices on all new handguns.

1998 - June
A Justice Department report indicates the blocking of some 69,000 handgun sales during 1977 while Brady Bill pre-sale background checks were required.

1998 - July
An amendment requiring a trigger lock mechanism to be included with every handgun sold in the U.S. is defeated in the Senate.

But, the Senate approves an amendment requiring gun dealers to have trigger locks available for sale and creating federal grants for gun safety and education programs.

1998 - October
New Orleans, LA becomes the first US city to file suit against gun makers, firearms trade associations, and gun dealers. The city's suit seeks recovery of costs attributed to gun-related violence.

1998 - November 12
Chicago, IL files a $433 million suit against local gun dealers and makers alleging that oversupplying local markets provided guns to criminals.

1998 - November 17
A negligence suite against gun maker Beretta brought by the family of a 14-year old boy killed by an other boy with a Beretta handgun is dismissed by a California jury.

1998 - November 30
Permanent provisions of the Brady Act go into effect. Gun dealers are now required to initiate a pre-sale criminal background check of all gun buyers through the newly created National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) computer system.

1998 - December 1
The NRA files suit in federal court attempting to block the FBI's collection of information on firearm buyers.

1998 - December 5
President Clinton announces that the instant background check system had prevented 400 illegal gun purchases. The claim is called "misleading" by the NRA.

1999 - January
Civil suits against gun makers seeking to recover costs of gun-related violence are filed in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Miami-Dade County, Florida.

1999 - May 20
By a 51-50 vote, with the tie-breaker vote cast by Vice President Gore, the Senate passes a bill requiring trigger locks on all newly manufactured handguns and extending waiting period and background check requirements to sales of firearms at gun shows.

1999 - August 24
The Los Angeles County, CA Board of Supervisors votes 3 - 2 to ban the the Great Western Gun Show, billed as the "world's largest gun show" from the Pomona, CA fairgrounds where the show had been held for the last 30 years. (Typical Gun Show Rules & Regulations here.)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Socialist Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi: Remake the First Amendment

Decreed and proudly Socialist US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-DS -Vt) is in complete agreement with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.


( - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.

The Leftists are clearly insane on this matter. Continuing, from CNSNews:

In 2009, when the Supreme Court first heard oral arguments in the Citizens United case, Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart told the court that the administration believed the Constitution allowed the government to ban a corporation from using its general treasury funds to publish a book if the book advocated voting for something.

"Take my hypothetical," Chief Justice John Roberts said to Stewart as he asked him about what kind of books the Obama administration believed it could constitutionally ban, "... This [book] is a discussion of the American political system, and at the end it says: Vote for X."

"Yes," said Deputy Solicitor General Stewart, "our position would be that the corporation would be required to use PAC funds rather than general treasury funds."

Roberts followed up: "And if they didn't, you could ban it?"

"If they didn't, we could prohibit the publication of the book using corporate treasury funds," Stewart answered.

Read that again, if you will. Then take a moment or two to realize the monumental and unprecedented slashing of your freedom of speech that would occur should the Leftists actually acquire this goal.

And Chief Justice Roberts properly wrote in his concurring opinion in re Citizen United v. FEC:
The government urges us in this case to uphold a direct prohibition on political speech," wrote Roberts. "It asks us to embrace a theory of the First Amendment that would allow censorship not only of television and radio broadcasts, but of pamphlets, posters, the Internet, and virtually any other medium that corporations and unions might find useful in expressing their views on matters of public concerns."

This proposal or amendment wants to do away with the freedom of speech for, essentially, every venue except the individual citizen. That is to say, corporations would lose their freedom of political speech.

At first blush, those evil corporations deserve to be censored, do they not?

Except that corporations own book publishing companies. Corporations own newpapers. Corporations own television and cable news outlets. Corporations own internet sites operated in an adjunct fashion to their companies. Corporations own most every communications venue except individual blogs. Like mine. Like yours. Blogs like mine and yours depend on a massive number of CORPORATE news sources in order to sift and aggregate what we believe is actually happening in our nation and the world.

Because -- I *sigh* at having to state the obvious -- if Corporations didn't own the host of media venues then the Government WOULD. There is no "third alternative."

The NationalReviewOnline weighs correctly in:

The phrase “stunning development” is used far too often in our politics, but here is an item that can be described in no other way: Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats, frustrated by the fact that the Bill of Rights interferes with their desire to muzzle their political opponents, have proposed to repeal the First Amendment.

That is precisely what the so-called People’s Rights Amendment would do. If this amendment were to be enacted, the cardinal rights protected by the First Amendment — free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom to petition the government for redress of grievances — would be redefined and reduced to the point of unrecognizability. The amendment would hold that the rights protected by the Constitution are enjoyed only by individuals acting individually; individuals acting in collaboration with others would be stripped of those rights.

In conclusion:
Nancy Pelosi proposes to amend the Constitution the way the iceberg amended the Titanic. The First Amendment has served us well. Nancy Pelosi has not, but she has led her Democrats to a disturbing place in their quest to secure power, even at the cost of cashing in the Bill of Rights.
  • Conservatives wish to expand personal rights and diminish government power.
  • Leftists wish to diminish your personal rights and expand government power.
Simple as that.



And MINORITY House of Representatives Leader Nancy Pelosi said, in re Americans not paying income taxes: “I wish they would earn more so they can pay more."

So "they can PAY MORE."

Because, after all, government spends what it currently receives SO EFFICIENTLY.

This is simply insanity built upon insanity and buttressed by insanity. How I and other clear-thinking individuals envision Ms Pelosi:

Applauding for the elimination of your rights as lawful, sovereign, natural-born Americans.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Marco Rubio as Mitt Romney's VP: I'd vote for that.

YahooNews indicates that Marco Rubio is now campaigning with Mitt Romney:

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney was campaigning in Pennsylvania ahead of the state's Tuesday primary with Marco Rubio in tow, the US senator widely discussed as a possible running mate.

Rubio is the latest among potential vice presidential picks to hit the campaign trail with Romney, but the first since the frontrunner's main rival Rick Santorum bowed out of the Republican race two weeks ago.

Romney has already pivoted toward President Barack Obama ahead of the November election, and he told a crowd in Greencastle that Americans needed to help him battle against the cancer that is big government.

I'd vote for that ticket.

Bottom line: I'd have to.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

What's Wrong With This Picture?


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Trayvon Martin Case: More Lies?

When you have defense attorney Alan Dershowitz in the corner of George Zimmerman, you know the case has problems. From Breitbart's Big Government:

ABC News has released a new photo of the back of George Zimmerman’s head, taken just “three minutes after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.” His head is brutally bloodied. As the image above shows, there’s blood all over his head, at least two gashes, and a large bruise forming at the top of his head.

Zimmerman’s contention all along has been that Martin was bashing his head against the pavement, which is why he was forced to shoot him. The media – especially ABC News -- initially attempted to discount that story completely, releasing video of his booking at the Sanford police station that were not well-pixellated, and thus did not show the gashes on the back of his head.

Continuing, involving Dershowitz:

With ABC News’ release of the George Zimmerman photo showing blood flowing freely from his head, the question becomes whether Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the case, had access to the photo before charging Zimmerman with second-degree murder.

The arrest affidavit did not mention the photograph, or the bleeding, gashes, and bruises on Zimmermans’ head. Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School stated upon release of the arrest affidavit that it was “so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge … everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense.”

After the release of the photo, however, Dershowitz went much further, telling Breitbart News that if the prosecutors did have the photo and didn’t mention it in the affidavit, that would constitute a “grave ethical violation,” since affidavits are supposed to contain “all relevant information.”

Dershowitz continued, “An affidavit that willfully misstates undisputed evidence known to the prosecution is not only unethical but borders on perjury because an affiant swears to tell not only the truth, but the whole truth, and suppressing an important part of the whole truth is a lie."

To me, the next logical question might be: did the Florida prosecutors decide to file second degree murder charges --despite this evidence -- because of external political/racial pressures?

It will be interesting to discover, as Dershowitz points out, whether or not Angela Corey was in possession of this potentially exculpatory evidence.

"Curiouser and curiouser."


Friday, April 20, 2012

House passes Keystone XL bill; now, on to the Senate

From the Los Angeles Times:

WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House on Wednesday passed a transportation bill that would advance the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, defying a White House veto threat and stoking an election-year fight over what Congress can do about gas prices.

The 293-127 vote to extend highway and transit funding through September sets up contentious negotiations with the Democratic-led Senate. The Senate rejected an effort to include the Canada-to-Texas pipeline project in its two-year $109-billion transportation bill.

The Obama administration also warned that the president’s advisors would recommend he veto the House bill, if it reaches his desk, because it "seeks to circumvent a long-standing and proven process for determining whether cross-border pipelines are in the national interest" and for assessing Keystone XL’s environmental impact.

That's odd. I seem to recall that this so-called "study" has been percolating for the past three years. One cannot draw any kind of conclusion in three years? If so, clearly, this is your federal government not at work -- in truth, your federal government in sloth. Witness the GSA.

An interesting note from the Demorat Camp:

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) called Republican assertions that the pipeline would bring down fuel prices “hooey."

"What’s going on here is political," he said.

"Political." Imagine that. As in Obama saying he will simply veto whatever crosses his desk. But when Mr Obama politicizes, that's not "politics." When Republicans do, that is "politics." As in refusing to even plan for the future of petroleum in America because -- after all -- petroleum is not going away.

A final note:
But Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., called the pipeline a scheme to export oil to China that will do little or nothing to lower gas prices in the U.S. He said most of the oil that arrives in Port Arthur winds up being exported.

Representative Markey is incorrect. We don't export oil. Our Number One export, this year and in 2011, has been refined gasoline, diesel and jet fuel -- not crude oil. The oil has been processed by the Chemical Coast refineries for shipping in export.

The Demorats would have you believe that instant energy conversion is possible. It is not. They would have you believe that once we're all in electric cars, we won't need oil any more. That is wrong. And the Demorats would have you believe that because we can't produce an immediate increase in oil yield by drilling and enabling pipelines and transportation, then attempting to do so now is pointless. That is also wrong.

It's a fight. And I'm not giving up.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

By 2015: Black Boxes in your cars

Mandatory ‘Big Brother’ Black Boxes In All New Cars From 2015

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Provision is part of controversial MAP-21 bill expected to pass House

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A bill already passed by the Senate and set to be rubber stamped by the House would make it mandatory for all new cars in the United States to be fitted with black box data recorders from 2015 onwards.

Section 31406 of Senate Bill 1813 (known as MAP-21), calls for “Mandatory Event Data Recorders” to be installed in all new automobiles and legislates for civil penalties to be imposed against individuals for failing to do so.

“Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall revise part 563 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, to require, beginning with model year 2015, that new passenger motor vehicles sold in the United States be equipped with an event data recorder that meets the requirements under that part,” states the bill.

Although the text of legislation states that such data would remain the property of the owner of the vehicle, the government would have the power to access it in a number of circumstances, including by court order, if the owner consents to make it available, and pursuant to an investigation or inspection conducted by the Secretary of Transportation.

Given the innumerable examples of both government and industry illegally using supposedly privacy-protected information to spy on individuals, this represents the slippery slope to total Big Brother surveillance of every American’s transport habits and location data.

Tracked, watched, monitored, told what to do, how to work, how to eat, what to eat, what to think, how to think, what not to think about and how to think uniformly -- welcome to Your New America, everyone. Pablum for the masses!

More of the same, come November!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Muslims & Shariah Taking Over Belgium

And the same thing in terms of a culture war, is starting here in the United States as well. Please watch the video completely.

Ah, Islam, the religion of peace and tolerance.

Muslim leaders aren't stupid; they see the inherent weakness of GOWPs and of Western Civilization. And you, Leftists, you who are "tolerant" and "understanding," you are the first to be targeted: homosexuals killed outright.

From the UKDailyMail: The most popular baby name for boys in England is Mohammad.

From the Sydney Morning Herald: The most popular baby name for boys in Brussels, Belgium is Mohammad, even back in 2008.

From Islam In Europe: The most popular baby name for boys in the Netherlands is Mohammad.

Will you be provided and see this information on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, splayed across newspapers and magazines? I think you have your immediate answer.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is called a clue. Muslims aren't shy about saying to your face that they plan to rule you or kill you.

Muslims know that, when contrasted to the West (as I've said for many years): demography is prophecy.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Romney to Obama: "Start packing"?

Romney tells Obama to 'start packing' in interview with Diane Sawyer

Acting very much like the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney sent a curt message to President Barack Obama today: "Start packing."

The message, delivered with a chuckle, came in an exclusive interview with "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer who asked the presumptive GOP nominee if he had something to say to the president.

Romney said Obama's "policies have not helped the American people. They have not helped get jobs, they have not helped raise incomes and they've added trillions of dollars of debt."

That said and written, please allow me to interject this:

I will vote for Mitt Romney for president.

I would vote for my mongrel dog, Lilly, for president -- over Mr Obama. She too is black. But as opposed to Mr Obama, she possesses admirable traits such as humility, loyalty, intelligence, perception, introspection and common sense.

I love my dog, Lilly.

I don't love Mr Obama, who possesses more plottingly-evil artifices than my dog.

That said, Bottom Line:

I WILL vote for Romney over Obama.

Plain and simple.


Monday, April 16, 2012

France: About to turn its country Hard Left -- great news for Muslims

Just when you were thinking that perhaps France "got it" (and the rest of Europe), it appears that the Hard Left -- in the form of Socialists and Communists -- are gaining ground on Nicolas Sarkozy, current President.

A powerful revival of France’s radical left, led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a former socialist minister, and with a resurgent Communist party at its core, looks poised to be one of the most striking outcomes of next Sunday’s first round of voting in the country’s presidential election.

Mr Mélenchon, who has emerged from relative obscurity to become the most dynamic figure in the campaign, reinforced his dramatic rise at the weekend, drawing tens of thousands of red flag waving supporters from across the country to a rally at the Prado beach in the Mediterranean port of Marseilles on Saturday.

“We are writing a page in the history of the left. We are the renaissance of the left,” he declared to roars from the crowd, chanting “Resistance! Resistance!”

I've got a message for the French: if you want to cut off your very own heads and completely doom what was once known as French Culture, then by all means, vote for the Hardest of Leftists. You'll soon find your country broke, your culture gone, riots in the streets, Shariah Law instituted and your precious Leftist Government broken and burned. "More Free Cheese, less work!" will make a nice populist bleat as well.

France, you get what you deserve and, now, you appear to deserve all of the above.

On the other hand, that doesn't bode well, nationally, for November -- does it?


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Up At My Train Blog: Milepost154

One of my hobbies involves photography. Another involves video. I am interested in my local mountain and railroad history as well. I combined these interests in my hobby blog involving railroading in California and over the Sierra Nevada mountains: the Milepost 154 Train Blog.

Please see my latest post, which documents a visit inside the cab of a General Electric P42DC passenger locomotive pulling the California Zephyr.

Peruse the blog, check out the older posts and enjoy the photographs and videos!


Friday, April 13, 2012

New Poll: Bad News For Obama

A new poll indicates:

In a presidential matchup, Romney tops Obama by 46-44 percent if the election were today.

Full poll results are here.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

RACIST New Black Panther Party Chief of Staff on Trayvon Martin case:

And, of course, not only didn't you hear or read of this, but it was "explained away" -- when you did -- as being exclaimed in the emotions of the moment.

First: the New Black Panther Party? With a website featuring a scope's crosshairs on George Zimmerman? (A party roundly dismissed by the Huey P. Newton Foundation!) And their "chief of staff"? Odd. I didn't know a Leftist and Racist order quite needed a "chief of staff." On the other hand, the story screams more about her -- their "chief of staff" -- than anyone else.

From TampaBayNews10:

Tampa, Florida - It was an emotional interview for Michelle Williams.

As a community activist and chief of staff for the New Black Panther Party, Michelle is used to addressing many issues. But when it comes to her passion in the Trayvon Martin case, she gets especially upset and tearful.

In an online interview this week, Michelle spoke openly of her frustration with what she calls the massive racial problem in this country, especially over the Trayvon Martin case. She admits that her sadness over the case was overwhelming and that she spoke harshly during the online segment.

Michelle said during that interview, "Let me tell you, the things that's about to happen, to these honkeys, these crackers, these pigs, these pink people, these ---- people. It has been long overdue. My prize right now this evening ... is gonna be the bounty, the arrest, dead or alive, for George Zimmerman. You feel me?"

Yes, Michelle Williams, I both
  • "Feel you" and
  • "Know what you sayin' "
What I'm feeling and hearing is the rant of a black female racist spewing verbal filth on behalf of a racist organization.

Second degree murder has been filed against George Zimmerman, a mixed Hispanic and not a Caucasoid. He is in custody.

In the hopes of furthering the White George Zimmerman Racist Meme, the DEM/MSM was caught ALTERING Zimmerman's 911 call -- by NBC's Today show.

One additional point:

What would have occurred had any "perceived-as-conservative" national radio personality quantified Trayvon Martin or any of his supporters as "niggers" or "junglebunnies" or any other racist name as has Michelle Williams?

You and I both know: the speaker would have been pulled from the air immediately, the host would have been pulled, the radio station excoriated and the FCC license attached to that particular station pulled federally as well. Plain and simple.

And displayed in the DEM/MSM for weeks on end.

Yet, this clearly racist rant from a black woman goes predominantly ignored.

And then, worse, excused.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Obama: Can he actually run again?

Watch and see:

Lengthy but, in my opinion, worth it. Because of the length, I readily acknowledge that there won't be many responses. Just realize: the video is here when you wish to see it; the opportunity exists here.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rick Santorum suspends his campaign: Will the REAL Mitt Romney please stand up?

Rick Santorum just "suspended" his campaign, in his own state of Pennsylvania.

And so I ask: will the real Mitt Romney stand up?

It makes me wonder who he will be, now that he no longer has to "pander" to Conservatives. Will he continue to make "conservative" mouth music, or will he roll back to a moderate candidate who, having the nomination mostly in hand, allows you to peek just a bit behind the curtain?

And finally: the gloves will most definitely be off in terms of Mr Obama's focus on the GOP. Will Romney be able to withstand the heat?


PLO Bestows Award Upon Helen Thomas

From the Jerusalem Post:

PLO bestows journalism award on Helen Thomas

04/03/2012 01:17

US reporter, forced into retirement after controversial remarks about Jews, hailed for "supporting Palestine in the West."

NEW YORK (JTA) - Longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas received a prize in journalism from a representative of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Thomas, 91, who was forced into retirement two years ago after making controversial remarks about Jews and Israel, was recognized for her journalism career and commitment to the Palestinian cause. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, presented Thomas with the award on behalf of Abbas, who is also head of the PLO.

I think this speaks for itself. And further, I'll bet Thomas and any number of DC Leftists are proud of her "accomplishment."


Helen Thomas is Lebanese.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Eric Holder: "No Voter Fraud." Really? Some white kid then votes under YOUR name and address?

First, enjoy the video:

Of course not, Mr Holder, there simply cannot be any voter fraud in the United States allowed by poll workers -- until there is.


In a shocking new video, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas demonstrates to the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, just why he should be concerned about lack of voter ID laws – by walking into Holder’s voting precinct and showing the world that anyone can obtain Eric Holder’s ballot. Literally.

The video shows a young man entering a Washington, DC polling place at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, on primary day of this year – April 3, 2012 – and giving Holder’s name and address. The poll worker promptly offers the young man Holder’s ballot to vote.

Holder has maintained that voter fraud is not a major problem in the United States, and that voter ID would not curb voter fraud in any case.

Go ahead, proles, groundlings and serfs. Keep your faith in government.

Good little prole; here are more lies, now digest them.


Saturday, April 07, 2012

Teens: Not Interested In Driving?

It was recently discussed on my local terrestrial radio stations, and amongst other adults I know (most of them parents), that there seems to be a trend developing in teens. One that I find interesting on any number of levels that, as contrasted to my generation, flies in the face of what I consider to be an extremely important goal in growing up.

And that is independence.

I was listening to parents in their 30s indicate that their teens tended to pass on taking driver training classes and were disinterested in acquiring a car of their own.

For a first stunning few seconds, I was shocked. Following those scant seconds, I began to assemble an understanding rather rapidly.

But let me digress for a moment.

When I was in my single digits, I couldn't wait to learn to ride a bicycle. I learned with training wheels (Anyone remember those?) as Dad initially insisted on my riding over the thick grass of our back yard. I can only guess that he placed the thick grass friction obstacle in my way in lieu of my bailing off and smacking my dome.

I quickly learned that it was a lot more fun to ride on our concrete back yard patio, our side walkway and the front driveway. From there I graduated to my brother Don's red-and-black Schwinn with the broken frame, Truxel seat and huge balloon tires.

A bicycle yielded my first true bit of semi-independence. It also yielded my second job as a paperboy, after my first job of mowing lawns. I can remember riding miles and miles on my bicycle, with my friend Rick Back to an aquarium store in Foothill Farms. I also rode to Ancil Hoffman Park, where we played solider in the park with plastic guns, rifles, machine guns and WWII surplus equipment to include helmet liners, canteens, web belts, suspenders and ammo pouches, purchased from the Metropolitan Army& Navy store at Marconi and Fair Oaks Boulevard.

The bicycle was my first key to independence.

I learned to drive in Ohio, in high school. We had ancient and huge Ford Galaxy driver training cars. They were brand new then, spotless, but cut roadway paths like massive, wave-ploughing battleships on soft springs and much body lean. I wore a special set of sneakers for driver training; I secretly called them my Ford Shoes. I only wore them when I would drive the big green Galaxy. I was very strange that way.

My first car was a very clean white 1966 Ford Fairlane four-door sedan, with a blue cloth interior, a loud and scrunchy set of front shocks, and the fuel-inefficient 289 V8. Dad helped me buy the car, used. Its original factory price was $2,385. We paid a lot less. I had to promise to continue to work at Chatham Village (mowing lawns, painting, general maintenance), in order to pay my father. Gas, incidentally, was 35-cents a gallon. I could buy a lot of gas, then.

The car, however, was my badge of independence. It was earned and I had won it. I also had a succession of mini-bikes, starting with the Honda Mini-Trail 50 and step-through Trail 90 with conversion kit.

I absolutely thirsted for independence and, at the same time, cars allowed me to work various jobs all over.

Bicycles and cars: actual independence. And, of course, a lot of chicks.

Fast forward to the original discussion: why is it that teens eschew cars?

Moreover: do they really?

There is evidence to indicate this is true:

I have some very salient theories.

What are yours?


I don't "do" public transportation. As I wrote here, regarding my last new car purchase (a Toyota RAV4):
I've budgeted for $7-a-gallon gas and, until it reaches that point, I'm not much concerned. I'm getting a pay raise in June. My retirement system is stuffed. I've planned well. I'm sufficiently old that I shall NEVER be riding "public" transport. Far as I'm thinking, "public systems" are for nothing but losers, drunks, druggies and those sucking from the welfare teat. I don't "do" buses or "light rail" or "The El" or "the subway" or any of that low-class crap.

Friday, April 06, 2012

It's Only $15,617,723,000,000.00

From the Associated Press:
Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.
Total public debt subject to limit April 4 15,574,371
Statutory debt limit 16,394,000
Total public debt outstanding April 4 15,617,723
Operating balance April 4 56,774
Interest fiscal year 2012 through February 99,386
Interest same period 2011 94,459
Deficit fiscal year 2012 through February 580,830
Deficit same period 2011 641,264
Receipts fiscal year 2012 through February 893,169
Receipts same period 2011 869,003
Outlays fiscal year 2012 through February 1,473,999
Outlays same period 2011 1,510,266
Gold assets in March 11,041


Just try wrapping your Brain Housing Group around that.


Thursday, April 05, 2012

Printing Shop Horrors:

A Kentucky printing/embroidery shop (who identify themselves as Christian) is under fire for declining to print a gay pride T-shirt. From

A T-shirt company in Lexington, Kentucky, is facing the wrath of a local homosexual activist contingent after the business politely passed on producing T-shirts for the city’s “gay pride” festival. On March 26, Lexington’s Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) filed a discrimination complaint against the family-owned company, Hands On Originals, alleging that the firm had bid on producing the shirts, but when it was selected its owners changed their minds, explaining that their Christian values made them unable to fill the order for the “gay”-themed apparel.

“This wouldn’t be acceptable to do to a black group,” Paul Brown, chairman of Lexington’s Pride Festival, told the community’s local NBC news affiliate. “This wouldn’t be acceptable to do to a Jewish group, and because of the fairness ordinance it’s unacceptable to do it to a gay group.”

The official discrimination complaint filed with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission reads: “On or about March 8, 2012, members of the GLSO were told that our Pride Festival t-shirt printing quote would not be honored due to the fact that the t-shirt company is a Christian organization. We were told that our t-shirts would not be printed. We believe that we have been discriminated against in violation of Local Ordinance 201-99, based on sexual orientation.”

Kent Ostrander, executive director of the Family Foundation of Kentucky, explained that the owners of Hands On Originals were not immediately aware that they were bidding on a project that violated their values. What they told the homosexual group “in a very kind way was, ‘This is against our conscience. We don’t want to be a part of the gay-pride parade.’” Ostrander added that the business owners had located another T-shirt business that would honor their low quote, so no one was harmed.

As the result of this, a number of things occurred:
  • A complaint was filed with the Lexington human rights commission;
  • 60 homosexual activists picketed the business;
  • The Lexington School District has stopped purchasing from the business;
  • The City of Lexington and University of Kentucky are considering pulling business;
  • Lexington Mayor Jim Gray publicly stated "people don't have patience for this sort of attitude today";
  • Local comments have indicated they simply want to bankrupt or eliminate the business wholesale;
  • One group is trying to buy the company's mortgage for the purpose of evicting them;
So there you have it: the peace, understanding and kind tolerance of today's Leftists.

Kind of reminds me a tad bit of my last post.

Focus on the Family president Jim Daly has warned of the danger of labeling an individual, group, or business as hateful and intolerant just because “they think differently about some issues than you do. Believing what the Bible says about human sexuality is a personal conviction, not an act of persecution.” But homosexual activists have made it clear that their intent is to damage and destroy those who insist on taking a firm stand against efforts to normalize homosexual behavior and force it upon the culture at large.

Because here is how the transition regarding homosexuality has progressed:
  • From Tolerance;
  • To Acceptance;
Meaning, now, that if you aren't an absolute ADVOCATE for homosexuality and the LGBTQ minions (that last initial now means "Questioning"), you are unalterably homophobic and subject to excoriation, suit and possible criminal prosecution.

That is where this is leading in our country: to criminal prosecution.

With this one notation: why is it then, perhaps, that Mr Obama -- for example -- hasn't come out clearly and unequivocally FOR homosexual marriage?

Because the bulk of voting blacks in this country do not condone homosexuality. Plain and simple. See the The Atlantic article by Josh Kraushaar here. Mr Obama needs the votes. There are more black than homosexual voters. Numbers. And race. Mr Obama is black. And Victimhood. Apparently blacks still trump homosexuals in the loving consideration of Mr Obama. Take the back of the Obama Leftist Bus, homosexuals.

But moreover, let's do what I call the "Logical Extension," shall we? How about a bit of substitution? Let's swap the shop owners' religion of Christianity with that of Islam.

They are now Muslim business owners.

Do you think the City of Lexington and gay advocates would have a bit of a go with that business?

You and I both know the answer: not just no, but hell no. GOWPs won't touch Islam in this country and, further, they have in the backs of their minds (And they will never, NEVER admit it!): those crazy fuckers could come back at me, you, us, and try to kill us. Fear on many levels has now entered into the equation. A "racist" and "judgmental" fear, as they would quantify.

Which is why I just step back and let Bill Maher speak for the situation now, from his OpEd article in the New York Times:
If it weren’t for throwing conniption fits, we wouldn’t get any exercise at all.

I have a better idea. Let’s have an amnesty — from the left and the right — on every made-up, fake, totally insincere, playacted hurt, insult, slight and affront. Let’s make this Sunday the National Day of No Outrage. One day a year when you will not find some tiny thing someone did or said and pretend you can barely continue functioning until they apologize.

If that doesn’t work, what about this: If you see or hear something you don’t like in the media, just go on with your life. Turn the page or flip the dial or pick up your roll of quarters and leave the booth.

I don’t want to live in a country where no one ever says anything that offends anyone. That’s why we have Canada.

Now apply Mr Maher to this situation. The gay union didn't have a T-shirt printed by one business. No one was hurt. No one got a nosebleed. No one's ass was kicked.

Yet, that's how far we've sunk from tolerance to ADVOCACY.


Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The ADA Nazis again at work:

Just as with pools and lifts for the disabled, the ADA Nazis are back again with their palms outstretched via attorneys looking to fatten their own purses. I also wrote about this regarding a very small lunch stand called the Squeeze Inn, in a depressed area of town, sued behind an ADA issue. It closed that location and had to expend cash to open in another location. This was before, I should note, the entire national economy crashed.

From the Colfax Record website, by Gus Thomson, Auburn Journal Staff Writer:

AUBURN CA - The Weimar Country Store was just barely hanging on before it got hit with a lawsuit from a Carmichael attorney on alleged Americans With Disabilities Act non-compliance, its owners say.
Now the store – a center for the rural community, just west of Colfax – is facing a future clouded with doubt and even more economic uncertainty, said Mike and Carol Gaines.
The couple has owned the store for six years and Carol worked there 22 years before that. It’s the place for locals or travelers pulling off the freeway to buy a lottery ticket or two and a pack of smokes. There’s food and beverages. And Carol admits there’s always gossip to be shared.
“There’s plenty of that,” Carol Gaines said.
Unfortunately for the Gaineses, the talk has revolved around the shaky future of their store after Carmichael attorney Scott Johnson initiated a civil lawsuit in January similar to hundreds of others he has launched in the region on perceived ADA problems.
Johnson didn’t respond to the Journal’s request for an interview but has said in the past that his goal is to have businesses conform with federally-mandated requirements. Critics say that he’s making businesses spend money to settle his lawsuits – usually $5,000 – that could be better spent upgrading facilities. Johnson contends the work should have been done before legal proceedings were started.
For the Weimar Country Store, the lawsuit – plus legal expenses to hire their own lawyer, have an inspector determine what problems exist, and the cost of an upgrade – could be a crushing burden.
“Business has been really slow this year,” Carol Gaines said. “The lack of snow and that impact on the ski business has killed business here.”
Carol Gaines said they always felt the store was ADA-compliant, particularly after state lottery officials inspected the business and OK’d it for selling tickets.
“We’ve had to take a loan out to hire an attorney,” Gaines said. “We have no extra money for this kind of stuff.”
Now the business has had to cut staff hours to make ends meet. And the future is far from clear as the Gaineses move forward on the possibility of thousands of dollars in new, unexpected expenditures.
The store was robbed at gunpoint in late 2010. The take was in the hundreds, they said, not close to what they are anticipating paying Johnson. And the alleged gunman – currently moving through the court system – is facing a prison term of several years if convicted.
The two say they’re irked by the irony.
“It’s criminal,” Mike Gaines said. “Instead of spending money on attorney fees, we should be allowed to put it toward compliance costs.”
Please read the rest of the article, because it does nothing more than document the -- in my opinion --predatory efforts of attorneys who sue smaller businesses on the grounds of ADA "violations."

Scott Norris Johnson, as the article indicates, has already gone against numerous businesses and has essentially, in my opinion, held them hostage by utilizing the very strict wording of the ADA.

Mr Johnson has found and made a quite lucrative business -- estimated at millions of dollars -- by suing SMALL businesses that don't have access to their own attorneys or a bulky cash flow. And he purposely targets those who, in briefcase-speak, cannot predominantly easily "fight back." And isn't it odd how whatever settlements are made, are private and cannot be disclosed? Purposely.

It's interesting, because Mr Scott Johnson has already been the subject of a Sacramento News10 article back in 2010, where he is known to have already filed more than ONE THOUSAND (1,079 suits, specifically, as of 2010) federal lawsuits.

It's also interesting because Mr Johnson was struck by a drunk driver in 1981, making him a quadriplegic. With that in mind, I present the News10 video below:

From the article:
SACRAMENTO, CA - A quadriplegic attorney who has filed more than 1,000 federal lawsuits claiming violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act says he's an agent of change. But his critics choose different words.
Scott Johnson, 47, was disabled by a hit and run drunk driver in 1981. For the past six years, Johnson has been on an ADA enforcement crusade that has potentially earned him millions of dollars. He operates out of his home in Carmichael with a team of legal assistants.
A News10 analysis of federal court records in the Eastern District of California indicated Johnson has been the plaintiff in at least 1,079 ADA lawsuits since 2003. Johnson said he hadn't kept count, but did not dispute the number. He said his average settlement with business owners has been between $4,000 and $6,000.
When you initially think of ADA suits, you think of large business fat cats who refuse to allow guide dogs in stores, don't provide elevators in multiple-story buildings, or tell people in wheelchairs to go somewhere else.

You don't think of this:
The owner of a Rocklin restaurant who became one of Johnson's more recent targets contacted News10 to complain about the fairness of the lawsuit he was served with in November.
Chris Rubino said he spent $700 to repaint hash marks on the side of a disabled parking spot in front of Rubino's Ristorante. He acknowledged it took him a year to do so after receiving Johnson's first warning letter.
Really? A lawsuit because a small business somehow failed to "repaint hash marks" on the side of a disabled parking spot? Because, after all, this paragraph in the article is the most telling:
Johnson agreed to meet with Rubino to inspect the repainted parking space, but said he would still likely seek monetary damages.

Meaning: you complied, but I'm still going to sue you.

Meaning: it isn't quite all about compliance, it's about "hurting you" and "funding me." Because I can, under the law.

As any lawyer or cop can tell you, there is the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. Mr Johnson clearly works under the letter of the law and the spirit be damned.
Johnson offered no apology for making a handsome living suing businesses both large and small, even if it makes people hate him. "I bring change. People resist change," he said.

In response: first, I congratulate Mr Johnson in overcoming his disability as the result of a tragic accident over 20 years ago, in 1981, at the age of 19. He acquired his degree from CSUS [my alma mater as well], then picked up his JD, post accident, from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, and passed the Fornicalia bar in 1993. This is no small feat. Many kudos, sir.

But I submit that, in my opinion, you are part of the problem and not part of the solution. Yes, you make a "handsome" living, in the millions of dollars, suing businesses that may not be, entirely by the letter, in compliance with ADA issues. And we all know the history of this focus; that much is clear and obvious. You are part and parcel of the reason that small businesses are closing in Fornicalia, and large businesses are fleeing as well.

I say that, again in response, the upcoming AB 1878 is too long in coming.
Assembly Bill 1878 would give businesses 120 days after written notice is received to correct a possible violation before a lawsuit can be filed.

I can and will support that bill and monitor that bill in any and every way possible.
Beth Gaines contends that 98 percent of California businesses are out of compliance in some way and – as the law now stands – can be sued for railing height being off by a centimeter or parking-lot striping not being the right shade of a particular color.

Let me be up front, Mr Johnson: this all smacks of vindictive behavior because of your personal plight. Focused on businesses who had nothing to do with your plight.

Johnson, Scott; Carmichael, CA

457 ADA Lawsuits

Just 4 of his initial lawsuits totalled over $115 Million in demands.
How much would it be with 1,000 times more lawsuits?

Mr Johnson's contact info is:
5150 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 485-3516

The address itself is a private UPS PO Box complex. A contact is here.

Quantified as a "legal extortionist," he is mostly a one-man suit mill, having shut down a Truckee restaurant, the Donner Lake Kitchen in March of 2011.

Another telling sentence:
The vast majority of the Johnson's targets settle for roughly $2,000 to $6,000 each, and the lawyer puts many of his targets on monthly payment plans.

A monthly payment plan. Imagine that.

Mr Johnson, I know you've suffered. That much is clear.

I still ask: how do you sleep at night?