The “Fitzmagic” Show in Tampa Bay: A study in leadership that everyone could learn from

I haven’t been too keen on the NFL experience over the last couple of years. My favorite team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are always fun to watch, even when they haven’t had very good seasons, but so far this year they look spectacular. And there are some things worth discussing about what makes winning teams great that gives sports a unique way to express the abstract psychology of success. Of course I didn’t start this season with very high hopes as Jameis Winston got in trouble yet again for sexually molesting a young woman, this time an Uber Driver. And I haven’t been too impressed with Dirk Koetter as a head coach. I love the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and have supported their continued efforts at being a great team by making changes every year to be competitive, but the results just haven’t been there for me, so I didn’t enter this season too excited about them or the NFL. But after two games and two wins to start the season against very good teams in the Saints and Eagles, there are some things worth talking about that involve the spirit of winning and nature of teamwork.

At the heart of this sudden success is the backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick who has had back to back 400-yard games. Honestly, I think the playbook in Tampa Bay is so good, and to their credit, the team went out and filled the offense with great receivers and a good line that most quarterbacks could be successful under those conditions. But it’s what Fitzpatrick does as a leader that has made that team come together in a really special way. It’s not the typical kind of thing that Xs and O analysis can quantify, but it is unmistakable when you see it. Leadership ability is probably the most valuable attribute in any business. We build our sports recreation as a society to exhibit it when we can and as fans we marvel when we see it. And for Fitzpatrick maybe it took him until age 35 to finally figure out how to put it all together. Maybe the three-game suspension to Jameis Winston was the greatest thing to ever have happened to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because it allowed Ryan Fitzpatrick to start the season knowing he was the starting quarterback and getting reps with the first team and at this point in his career he could afford to play loose. But nobody thought this was going to happen where he has been the best player on offense in the NFL for two consecutive weeks.

You can always tell when someone who is supposed to be a leader is faking it, and that has been the case of Jameis Winston. He’s a young kid with great charisma, but he has been trying too hard to establish himself and that is why Tampa Bay hasn’t been winning the last couple of years. If you can’t get the team to buy into the team leader at the quarterback position, then its going to be a long season. But sometimes a kid like Jameis just never really gets it. The same can be said about Cam Newton. Great raw talent, very likable personality, but when he’s down, he pulls the whole team down. And when he’s up, he pulls everyone up. But when a savvy veteran like Fitzpatrick gets a shot with over 15 years of experience to show his stuff without the pressure of being a franchise quarterback, then it’s a special thing that we often don’t see.

Ryan Fitzpatrick is having fun playing the game of football and it shows, and the rest of the team has rallied behind his enthusiasm. He was given a good team by management to work with, a starting job due to the suspension and a setting sun on his own career to make a point and he is simply a smart guy utilizing all those conditions. So they are calling it Fitzmagic in Tampa Bay what has happened to the team since the old quarterback started throwing the ball all over the place and raising the level of play for the entire team with his natural leadership. That leadership has been on display before with other teams, and it was obvious last year on the HBO series Hardknocks but with Jameis as the starting quarterback, and with the very expensive price tag of the franchise player, Fitzpatrick had to be happy to be a backup and help wherever he could.

So the ticker fell his way, he gained a starting job and if the Buccaneers are smart, which I think they are, they’ll keep Fitzpatrick in that starting job. Jameis Winston has been reckless and is still learning about natural leadership, so there is no reason he should be the starting quarterback when Fitzpatrick is obviously in a special place that many teams would kill for to discover among their roster. Leadership, especially natural leadership, is the most precious commodity in any business and with Fitzpatrick Tampa Bay as a football organization has found one. He’s the right guy at the right time and he is old enough to understand this time in history. That much was clear when he did his press conference after the Eagle’s game dressed up in an outfit from DeSean Jackson. All great leaders know how to have fun under the intense pressure of expectation and in that one gesture and very mature press conference where Fitzpatrick gave credit to the entire team for the win when the entire story could have been about his second consecutive 400 yard game, he showed that he had the heart of the team and the best shot at a chance to win a Super Bowl in 2018.

I still watch sports because I’m always hoping for these types of stories in the dialogue of the action. I have been a Buccaneer fan all these years during winning times and not so winning times because I know the owners are committed to finding just such a combination every year. They are always trying to win and when they aren’t they make moves in coaching and players to position themselves. And all that work has paid off. Even when their franchise guy went down due to a suspension and the schedule for the start of their year looked ominous. The Bucs have the Pittsburg Steelers on this coming Monday Night Football on prime-time television. The organization went the extra mile to sign Fitzpatrick. I couldn’t help but notice that the yards after the carry from Jackson, Evans, and Howard had just a little more swagger to them likely because they believe in Ryan Fitzpatrick. If that team keeps playing like that, they very much likely will be a Super Bowl team. And out of all the bad stories regarding the NFL lately, especially the flag drama from spoiled brat football players, the joy of such games come from watching teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hitting everything on all cylinders. It is a thing of beauty to watch and is very rare in any sport. But at this point in time the Fitzmagic show in Tampa is the hottest ticket in town and it’s a story that the NFL badly needs, and I’m very glad to see it happening.

Rich Hoffman

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The Latté Sipping Liberal Kathy Wyenandt and her Lakota Levy Campaign of 2013: Empowering perverts, porn addicts and government schools to limit the next generation

I didn’t think much of the latté sipping liberal Kathy Wyenandt and her Lakota levy campaign of 2013 until she started putting up signs everywhere wanting to run for the Ohio House of Representatives seat in the 52nd district. I couldn’t even remember who she was until I saw that the local newspapers and other forms of print media were stating that her big experience for such an important job in politics was the 2013 tax increase that only won by 1% point after Lakota spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of tax payer money on advisors to help the cushion the public for a big raise to give their teachers—all in the name of children of course. That’s when I remembered Kathy Wyenandt and her levy loving barrage of guilty moms who looked to Lakota schools to babysit their kids all day and call it an education then wanted to pat themselves on the back for giving teachers raises because they wanted to maintain the illusion that “education” in America meant spending money on public sector unions and that contract negotiations were all about giving over-priced employees everything they wanted. I guess she figured everyone forgot and now it was safe to come out of the hole she put herself in and run for a big state office?

I of course argued against all this paying teachers infinite amounts of money, which was a very unpopular position, because most people want to believe that the public-school system is there to help them and make their children better off. And sometimes it does. I can say that I have a grandson in Monroe schools right now and he has a fantastic teacher, but we are talking grades K through 5 when everything for kids is coming alive. His teacher doesn’t make much money yet, she is right out of college and full of ideas, and I think she’s great. And some of the teachers that Kathy Wyenandt wanted to give six figure pay rates too through the levy passage at Lakota are good teachers—some. However, the average rate of pay for Lakota teachers is up into the mid-70,0000 range per year, much higher than the average pay of the taxpayers who have to cover their bill. Unfortunately, reality has something else to say about the nature of teachers and their social worth that politicians like Kathy Wyenandt never learned.

The proper business model for a public education teacher is to bring them in young, but once they start getting up in the pay scale to encourage them to shop themselves on the open market like a free agent to keep payrolls down. During the Lakota levy campaign of 2013 Kathy Wyenandt and her foot soldiers crusading for higher taxes to protect those teachers sold the assumption that the reason we needed to pay teachers more was to stay competitive and to retain the “experience” that teachers gained from years in the classroom. But I couldn’t help but notice that younger teachers were more effective often than older ones, and I gained that experience by raising my own daughters and watching the various characters in public school that they had to deal with at both Mason then Lakota schools over the course of their youth.

People are people whether or not they are teachers being paid to babysit our children while we are busy building a life for ourselves, which is what I would say most of public education is all about for the parents. For the government schools, public education is a brain washing opportunity to train future voters in the ways of liberalism. But that is another story, in the context of teacher experience I had a person send me a Tweet that reminded me of all this which I have included here. It is a video of a male teacher who had gone back to his office while the class worked on assignments. It’s a few years old, but is just as relevant today as it was then. The teacher was watching porn during class when a student opened his door and walked in on him. The student was openly harassed in class by the teacher and embarrassed into submission, which is a lot more common an occurrence the most people would care to admit. Most students could tell adults willing to listen of teachers in any school who are creepy and p to no good like this obvious porn addict featured in the Tweet. But adults who are either too busy with their lives to do much about it, or liberal activists like Kathy Wyenandt who want the government schools to do the work they were designed to do in creating a more liberal voting base are happy to overlook these bad teachers. Instead they argue such teachers need to be paid more money.

I wouldn’t say that teaching is any harder than other jobs, but life does have a way of chipping away at people. Like the teacher I mentioned in Monroe, she is great, and I hope that if I meet her twenty years from now that she is just as optimistic about life then as she is now. But give her a few husbands that cheat on her with some younger and sluttier woman, give her kids of her own who grow up and away leaving her feeling like a used up empty husk of a person, or an achieved home of her dreams that is outdated by the time she is fifty—parents that die, dream cars that rust away and a thousand disappointments from a media culture that never really lives up to the hype on the commercials and its unlikely that she will be as enthusiastic about her job as a middle-ager bitter about life and trying to teach young people to think big and dream about learning the alphabet. By that point she’ll likely be in the $70 to $80K range in pay, and she’ll be a mess of a person and the kids will know it. That’s when the district should cut her loose and let her high wages become someone else’s problem, not the tax payers. Bitter employees who evolved from broken dreams meeting reality are the kind of people who watch porn too much and take their frustrations out on children, and nobody wants that, especially a school.

Yet liberal do-gooders who think the biological instincts of motherhood make them capable of making hard decisions about management, such as the examples I have provided regarding the type of mentality that forces districts to cut employees who might want to watch too much porn or abuse kids with power trips because they are so ineffective in their regular lives. All those do-gooders know to do as liberals is spend more money to hopefully make everything better, to make the porn addicts and child molesters posing as teachers to see the light with good pay and benefits and to retain them for way too long once their enthusiasm for the job has long left them. Teachers are not good because they are well paid, they are good when they want to do the job of watching other people’s children because they love children. Take a young 27-year-old teacher out to lunch and most of them are beaming with excitement about the opportunity to help guide children toward a better life. Take a middle-aged train wreck out to lunch and talk about their job with kids who have been teaching middle school or high school for ten years and you’ll hear a different story. Add to that career disappointment their own lives of bad marriages, unfulfilled life goals and the realities of aging and what you often find are people who shouldn’t be anywhere near a kid under twenty. Because they are too depressing, and they certainly aren’t worth paying 90K per year.

So I suppose I should thank Kathy Wyenandt for putting all these liberal blue signs of hers up for this District race she is running for. I hadn’t thought about how much I despise people like her who lobby for overpaid public employees for a long time. But it is people like her who allow such corrupt people to be employed at such ridiculous wage rates and have screwed up the property tax rip offs that we have experienced in Butler County, Ohio. For people like her it comes down to wanting to believe that government schools can be good baby sitters. But reality says something far more dangerous, in retaining teachers too long you expose children to all the bitterness and disappointment that mentors can pass on to kids and that often limits the potential that young people have in life, it certainly doesn’t help them. And it is for all that which Kathy Wyenandt thinks she should be elected into a higher office. Liberals like Kathy are dangerous because they believe such things, and that isn’t a problem so long as they are minding their own business. But often their antics cost all of us a lot of money, and if Kathy Wyenandt has one thing on her resume that says what kind of person she is, all you have to look at is her role in passing higher taxes in the Lakota school district. And you’ll know all you need to know.

Rich Hoffman

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Kathy Wyenandt, the Tax and Spend Liberal: She led the Lakota levy and what followed was poor performance and teacher raises

The one thing voters need to know about Kathy Wyenandt is that she led the team that increased taxes on residents of Butler County. She is very proud of her efforts at leading the 2013 levy campaign to increase taxes for Lakota residents and listening to her talk, the campaign was a great success. The levy had failed three previous times and the vote in 2013 was promoted by her and her fellow progressive activists aggressively as a necessity for the children. It passed by less than 1% of the vote only after Sheriff Jones was coaxed into supporting the tax increase in the name of safety for kids, which was a complete fabrication of the school’s intentions. What they were really after were raises for the teachers who were already averaging over $70,000 in wages taking their average monthly pay to over $117 per month. I certainly did my part to warn Butler County residents what Kathy Wyenandt and her levy loving friends were up to, and most people listened. That’s when the levy supporters turned to dirty tricks to attempt the tax increase passage. And for that one of Kathy’s fellow helpers had to plead guilty in a court of law.

I’m still waiting for my apology from Joe Rehm, who was a radical Lakota levy activist along with young Kathy Wyenandt who as she says was leading these efforts. I’m sure in her run for the 52nd Ohio House seat that she’ll say she didn’t know Joe, that the penny loafing vandal acted on his own in his little European mini coup as a crusader for “the children,” but then she also says she wants to help tax payers now, and that she supports the Second Amendment as a liberal. So who can believe anything she says? Anyway, Joe had to stand in front of Judge McDonough at 12:30 on November 13th 2013, just days after the smoke had cleared on November 6th and Lakota levy radicals like Wyenandt were celebrating their narrow 1% victory after spending literally hundreds of thousands of dollars promoting the levy over the previous two years by hiring consultants and using the Delphi Technique to try to convert previous no votes into reluctant yeses. The vandal Joe Rehm had been charged for running all over the Lakota school district along with radicalized students and many other crazed levy supporters and were stealing the No Lakota Levy signs that my group had been putting up to oppose the tax increase.

As Kathy obviously knows now that she has had to go get money from all the local unions to put up signs of her own for her current campaign, its expensive. Joe wasn’t the only vandal who stole signs trying to sabotage voter opinion with a show of force against their beloved tax increase but he represented the activism of his leader Kathy Wyenandt well. To their minds the levy was for the children, but to my mind and the other members of the No Lakota Levy opposition, Lakota needed to manage their finances much better. Their average teacher pay was too high which was destroying the already generous budget that Lakota had been given to educate students in the district. I was proposing a 30% pay cut to balance the budget which of course the labor union found appalling. But the essence of the issue was that Lakota teachers were making too much money and blowing up the budget and it was people like Kathy Wyenandt who were saying that teachers didn’t make enough.

I stated from the very beginning of the 2013 Lakota levy campaign that the money from the tax increase had nothing to do with school security, it was all about giving teachers a raise, which they didn’t need. Lakota was getting ready to enter a period of declining enrolment so Lakota should have been looking at closing some schools and laying off teachers, not hiring more and paying them more. Of course, to Kathy Wyenandt and her levy lovers it was like talking to a crazed cannibal cult in the South Pacific on the hunt for a head to appease the gods of education. What I was talking about regarding cost savings wasn’t even in their vocabulary. As the vote neared the levy supporters were getting desperate because they saw still within the community mass resistance to their aggressive tax increases for home owners. That’s when the dirty tricks emerged, one of which Joe Rehm was caught acting as a vandal stealing No Lakota Levy signs attempting to sabotage in the minds of voters any resistance to the tax increase proposal.

Joe Rehm was found guilty. I had the pictures and his license plate posted on this blog for all to see and for the curious I have links back to those old articles. But I never received an apology for the terrible conduct of Kathy Wyenandt’s levy radicals for the thousands of dollars of vandalism her people cost my group, and I never heard her apologize for inflating the Lakota budget needlessly. In 2014, just a few months after the big vote she is so proud of Lakota gave the teachers their big raise which I had warned about. She has cost us all many millions of dollars a year since then and Lakota, just as I said would happen has been declining anyway scholastically. Kathy’s crusade to help pay teachers more money backfired and the district has been on the decline since. The reason is that her value for older more experienced teachers was wrong. It is the young and hungry that help a district with fresh ideas and ambition. The older more expensive teachers get too comfortable and complacent over time, which seems to be the problem at Lakota now that we have too many teachers paid too much money to stay instead of constantly recruiting new talent at the bottom of the pay scale. That is the kind of management that Kathy Wyenandt fought for and the values she plans to bring to the 52nd District as a House of Representative—support for radical vandals, employees paid too highly that require tax increases to cover their wages and a disassociation with performance among workers on a payroll.

Watching her modern campaign for the 52nd District is a lot like watching that old levy campaign she and her activist friends conducted at Lakota back in 2013. She is trying to say all the right things to get elected in a conservative district, she says she’s a gun carrying supporter of the 2nd Amendment yet she wants more gun laws that are in line with typical Democrats. She wants to promote gun safety in the schools, yet she is against arming teachers which is what Sheriff Jones is trying to get done in Butler County. It was Jones who helped push that Lakota levy into passage by the way. Without his support Kathy would have seen a fourth levy loss, and she doesn’t have the endorsement of the Sheriff for her current political move. She’s also saying she wants to fix the over-reliance on local property taxes to fund schools which sounds good, but what she wants is for the state to fix the funding system and to disperse money to districts more evenly. She still wants money for overly paid public employees which is why they are so eager to put her signs out for her hoping she’ll get elected, so they can get a pay raise while everyone else makes 30% to 40% less on average.

Below are links to further information on Kathy Wyenandt and her friends from the old Lakota levy days. That levy was so unpopular I’m surprised she is using it as part of her campaign for a House seat in 2018. It wasn’t that long ago. But after all, she is a liberal. That doesn’t make her evil, just not the kind of person you want to put into an office where management is the priority. Being nice isn’t a qualifying attribute for an office that requires a lot of responsibility. People before politics sounds like a soccer mom trying to get all the kids to agree on where to get ice cream, and with her experience as a mom, I’m sure she has good intentions. But her history with the Lakota levy and her support of higher taxes for overly paid employees, and when those employees got their money, their performance went down anyway and show how out of touch Kathy Wyenandt really is. Of course, she has the endorsement of all the local labor unions. Everyone in public office would want to sit across the table from Kathy Wyenandt and ask for a raise, because she would give it to them without expecting anything in return. But for the rest of us, we know better.

Below are some links to the past for reference: Maybe at the debate in the VOA Learning Center on September 25th in West Chester at 7 PM I’ll get my apology from Kathy for her pro tax people’s vandalism of the No Lakota Levy signs for which Joe was guilty. I’ve been waiting five years for it. If not her accepting direct responsibility maybe at least she will condemn the behavior of her old tax and spend friends. We’ll see, because I will be there to speak with her about it.

http://www.butlercountydems.org/newsroom

https://overmanwarrior.blog/2014/04/20/rich-hoffman-told-you-lakota-gives-over-2-million-in-raises-to-its-teachers/
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https://overmanwarrior.blog/2013/10/27/lakota-employees-seeking-a-117-50-per-month-pay-raise-the-hidden-intention-of-the-2013-levy/

https://overmanwarrior.blog/2013/11/20/joe-rehm-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-no-lakota-signs-why-the-2013-should-be-recalled/

https://overmanwarrior.blog/2013/11/03/lakotas-dirtiest-trick-the-monday-of-shooter-doom-ahead-of-election-day/

Rich Hoffman

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How Alex Jones and David Icke Contribute to a First-Rate Mind: Just because things are considered conspiracies, doesn’t mean they are false

When critics of mine say that you can’t listen to my topics on politics or other serious matters because I also cover topics of conspiracy and pseudoscience, they are speaking of their own limitations, not the actual way that information is obtained. And to that aspect I do find that people like Alex Jones and England’s David Icke contribute to the advancement of understanding by simply asking outlandish questions then seeking evidence to support it. What critics are saying about themselves when they insist that only certain types of information are relevant to any discussion, such as those endorsed by institutional behavior, but not information accepted by institutional understanding they are actually pointing out how misunderstandings are perpetuated in civilization. My method of obtaining truth to anything is to take in information wherever it comes from then using deductive reasoning to chip away at the truth. It’s what I consider a first-rate mind who can take all the puzzle pieces wherever they come from and assemble them into the facts we must all work with. It’s a method I use professionally which is far superior to my peers in industry. When I’m trying to solve a problem, I don’t just look at the accepted institutional evidence because honestly, if someone wants to hide something, the way to do it is to hide it behind institutional trust. And this is becoming increasingly difficult to hide from people these days because information has become so decentralized, and that is why conspiracy theorists such as Alex Jones and David Icke are so popular today. They ask lots of outlandish questions and make proposals that sound crazy to the typical institutionalists. But if taken as just part of a pile of evidence, there are useful concepts introduced that advance thought, which is why I never disregard anything until truth proves something false.

I’m a big believer of brainstorming and I can say from firsthand experience that my methods really piss people off. Such as in business, if I am trying to solve a really complicated problem I invite everyone I can think of to a 15 to 30-minute meeting, from the highest in a company to what might be considered the lowest according to an organizational chart. I ignore the organizational chart because my goal is not to appease the people who are high up on the chart, but to get to the truth, so I bring in everyone, treat them with equal respect and pick their brains and see what they can throw up on one of my “white board meetings,” where anything and everything is considered. I often get a mess of crazy ideas but mixed into them all is some grain of the truth that if you sift through it leads to the answer you are seeking. I look at it like mining for gold. Gold never comes out looking wonderful, you have to dig for it and clean it up before its ready to use. And that is my method for obtaining obscure answers to complicated problems. It is the method of the way any first-rate mind would proceed, and I can say that over the years the people who most hate it are those who are high up on an organizational chart, because they either want to believe that the common people under them are stupid, or that they (as higher ups) have something to hide that they want to keep concealed from the people lower on the organizational chart. And that is exactly what is going on within our own Federal government presently, and why Donald Trump is so hated, because he has a similar method of obtaining information. Its quite a common thing among successful business people to have a decentralized flow of information flowing to them as an executive. Even the guy who pushes brooms all day long has valuable things to say about their observations, so nothing should be left off the table.

When David Icke puts forth that a reptilian race is controlling a few families on planet earth and is trying to flow all politics through them there is some interesting things to sift through. Humans certainly do behave in a strangely maniacal way toward ritual and superstition. Even so-called wise people do believe that spiritual aide can help them overcome earthly challenges over their rivals so that belief comes from somewhere. Until we know where, we have to consider the possibilities. Is it an alien group of reptile people? Who knows. What matters is that some people believe them to be a factor so we have to consider the who, what, why, when and where as to how. Are the villains actually reptilian people? I say it doesn’t matter, but what does is the propensity of some to cleave to a social elite status that then interrupts proper management of our civilization. And of that observation, David Icke has done some fantastic work—it doesn’t matter if its aliens or a bunch of people who went to Yale and wish to protect that institutions reputation with skewed social data. The impact on the world is the same.

When I started years ago my public education crusade my assertion was that public schools were focused on one primary thing, brainwashing children into liberalism and they gained permission from the parents by offering free babysitting services making it all too easy for the programing to take effect. When I said such a thing, critics called it a tin hatted conspiracy on the level of David Icke or Alex Jones. But reality has shown me to be completely correct and it doesn’t sound so crazy these days, because the evidence has been quite apparent. The reason is that information has been decentralized and the state no longer can suppress the data from voters. For instance, my home district of Lakota schools has thrown many millions of dollars of payroll at teachers yet the performance of the students has gone down instead of up. Paying teachers more money has never been a direct contributor to the quality of the public-school system because the schools were never really about education. Past the fifth grade the emphasis of public education has been to fit children into some social demographic and process them into institutional controls, so test scores are not reflective of the reality because the goal was always assimilation, not education. When I said it, it scared people, but these days more people are ready to admit the mess that public education has become. Even though people didn’t want to admit it, when I said the things I did about public education the institutionalists wanted to believe it was all a conspiracy theory, but as it turned out, I was more than correct, even in the early days of speculation.

The controversy of Alex Jones going to Washington D.C. and all the trouble he brought with him is just another example. I thought Alex Jones was baiting Marco Rubio with the whole hand on the shoulder thing. There wasn’t much that Rubio could do to fight a guy like Jones, there was no way to win without being willing to slug it out with Jones. That is why Alex Jones has been taken down from all social media platforms, because the belief is from the institutionalists, for which Marco Rubio is certainly one of them, is that they make the world. Jones was a reminder that there were forces shaping the present world that were outside of those institutional limits, and that’s why Rubio went to the default defense of trying to pretend he didn’t know who Alex Jones was. It was Rubio’s way of saying that if the institutions don’t recognize you, that you have nothing the world wants; therefore, I don’t know you. But when Alex Jones called Rubio a bathhouse frat boy, there was an accuracy to that statement that cuts across all party politics, and ultimately points to the reason that Marco lost the primary election to Trump.

Information, wherever it comes from is not dirty or even crazy. I have found that even the most disjointed mind sometimes produces great intelligence even if the reality of possessing that knowledge does make them a little eccentric and off the wall. It takes a first-rate mind to take all that information in and to put it to good use, and those that can are wonderful problem solvers. Those who are afraid of that truth call information they don’t like conspiracies, as if to marginalizing it out of usefulness. But the evidence says that you can never give institutional knowledge a monopoly on results. Even if the information comes from someone who believes that a reptile species is controlling us all, or that ancient aliens once settled the planet, or that the Illuminati is asking for blood sacrifices in modern politics to skew election results in their favor, there are aspects in truth to everything, even the most outlandish story. But it takes a good mind to extract that value. And just because a majority of people do not possess such skills does not make the usefulness of those skills less valid. Only more so.

Rich Hoffman

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The Con Man Barack Obama: A party out of ideas, weapons and ethics–looking like the party of O.J. Simpson

You know how you can detect a loser, watch Barack Obama’s speech from Anaheim, California. There are some amazingly revelatory moments in it that tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming midterm election and how well Democrats will do. Especially at the beginning when he’s talking about his two trips to Disneyland when he was younger. He’s trying to copy Donald Trump’s shoot from the hip style of communication, but it comes out sounding like a criminal awaiting a life sentence in jail for tampering with the last election and he’s terrified that people are going to see through his con job. I’d go so far to say that Barack Obama looks a lot like OJ Simpson as the former football star tried to put on that glove trying to make it look too small. Sure, OJ got away with murder and most logical people feel the same way, but Obama is in that circumstance presently, that uncertain body posture of a man guilty of many things but hoping that he can pull off the con job one more time to stay out of jail.

I will have to say that I was in a particularly good mood while I was watching Obama. I had just received my new Harvey Deprimer which is a patented design of a tool I was using in my shop to prep shell casings for reloading on several different calibers. It was raining outside and I had about 2 hours of gun work to do at my work bench in my shop and I was enjoying doing it, so I watched Obama’s speech with a kind of Heaven-like disinterest. It didn’t anger me that I knew how much Obama was lying, and how he was trying to associate his administration with the suddenly good economy. “He didn’t build that,” literally, LOL. The moment that Donald Trump was elected the stock market took off, but not a day, or even an hour before. And with each new deregulation that the Trump administration unveiled the economy did better. With the tax cuts, the economy did better, and with each new trade deal worked out, more American jobs came back to the mainland, and all that happened because of a direct result of the Trump presidency. Obama literally had nothing to do with any of it, yet there he was in Anaheim, and other places suddenly trying to lay claim to the economy. Sure, I knew he was lying and it might of otherwise brought me to a great rage of anger, but hey, I had my Harvey Deprimer and I was prepping shell casings and all was right with the world. I even had a Mello Yello on my bench to sip on so I was in an unusually good situation. Not even Obama was going to ruin my day.

So without all that anger to fuel my opinions I was able to watch the former President, and soon to be convicted felon honestly, and the guy looked terrible. He looked guilty and uncomfortable. And instead of making the Democrats look better positioned to win any seats in the upcoming midterms they looked desperate. Apparently, Barack Obama is all they feel they have to challenge Trump, and that isn’t very good. That is like putting a caged deer with two broken legs into a gladiator arena with a 1000-pound lion that hasn’t had breakfast yet. On the campaign trail Trump is going to slaughter the deer, and the Democrats are in even more trouble than anybody has previously let on, even the conservative media outlets.

If the Democrats go younger they end up with people who are open socialists too rebellious to wear the donkey suit. That leaves the Democrats having to go old and what they end up with are a bunch of old cocaine addicts and hippie rejects trying to stuff their communist party memberships into their dirty underwear that their moms forgot to wash in the 60s, for which they are still wearing. They aren’t likable, and they sound phony. And even when they do manage to have a candidate that doesn’t come across as a lunatic their platform is one that has been soundly rejected in the last election and they have nothing to repackage any kind of message that people can believe in.

This issue really is noticeable in a local election near my home for the 52nd District of Ohio where George Lang has a challenger in Kathy Wyenandt for the Ohio House seat that George currently holds. Kathy isn’t a hole in her head liberal like the Obamanites, she’s more of the soccer mom, levy supporter type who gets into these kinds of things meaning well, but doesn’t have anything to fuel her intentions but to say, “I’m a mom, vote for me, because we all love moms right? So vote for me and my lightly colored blue sign that doesn’t show any patriotic reference to the American flag and I’m going to say, ‘people over politics’ is more important than anything. So vote for me.” While people might like her presentation, it comes across sounding like a cheerleader leading a cheer for a football team that is getting destroyed on the football field by the other team and it just comes out sounding foolish. And she is an example of the best of what the Democrats have these days. All across the country Democrats are turning to these mad moms and open socialists to save their party and that just isn’t going to fly. What does “people before politics” even mean? We’ve already had the wealth redistribution intentions of the political left on full display from the Obama years and it caused the Trump election. So what do Democrats want, more of that? Kathy Wyenandt’s campaign was over before she even signed her name announcing her run with that kind of attitude. Not that voters can take anything for granted, but if she represents the new face of the Democratic Party, then liberals need to put that Halloween mask back on the shelf at Wal-Mart, because it isn’t scaring anybody.

If Democrats had anybody they wouldn’t be putting Obama out there to speak, but they don’t. They are empty of ideas and likeable personalities. And if it wasn’t for a media that hasn’t figured out how dead they all really were philosophically based on real American sentiment; these modern Democrats would have been deceased long ago. Just because the media is beating the hell out of their dead carcasses with CPR saying “look, the blood is still pumping in their bodies,” we only have to point out the reality, “no, there are so many holes in their bodies that you have pushed all the blood out of them, there is nothing there. You’ve killed them.” And now all they have is a future felon to send on the road to bluff their way into hopefully a few victories. They have nothing to offer but Barack Obama, the Democrats version of the O.J. Simpson trial trying to put on the glove of the murderer and trying to make it look too small for his hands. But we all know he’s guilty and apparently by the look on his face, so does he.

Rich Hoffman

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The Nature of the Kavanaugh Protestors: Understanding the difference between a radical and a traditional American

I’ve seen enough of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to be perfectly happy with him. No matter what side of the political aisle you may be on, Kavanaugh is just a good, solid legal mind. If that’s what you are looking for, you really can’t go wrong with him. Once again, Donald Trump is proving to be a far superior mind over that of a typical politician. Trump’s business background has prepared him for picking people like Kavanaugh out of a field of choices and it is an unquestionably wonderful skill. Kavanaugh will be confirmed and he will serve well on the United States Senate. I’m a fan of many things that President Trump has done, but obviously one of his biggest legacy items will be his Supreme Court picks. On that he has been phenomenal.

However, as I was speaking with George Lang the other night about his own upcoming election and we were talking about civility in politics and the inner motivations of the left the topic of radicalism came up. In that the political left considers me a radical right-winger, an “alt right” personality that runs around Liberty Township with guns, bullwhips and cowboy hats desiring to take politics back to the Stone Age and any political candidate associated with me should be rebuked. Yet they are the ones who organize crazy lunatics to come to the Kavanaugh hearings and protest with great audacity and stand radically against anything that could be considered conservative political progress. Their only mode of negotiation is that conservatives yield to them. They are very much like a husband that wants out of a marriage and accuses their wife of cheating when in fact it is they who are doing the crime. The unsuspecting wife doesn’t know where the accusations come from until later when it becomes obvious what the husband was up to. Liberals have been accustomed to conservatives yielding to their every accusation, but now with Trump that isn’t happening any more. The liberals don’t know what to do.

In these modern times of a post Trump world, George explained to me that he wasn’t concerned about any radical associations with me. People knew what the truth was. And he’s right, anybody who knows me understands that many of my efforts were far from some crazy right-winger. I am a conservative, more of an Andy Griffin or Little House on the Prairie conservative. My political view of the world would be right at home on the show Gunsmoke. It was the world that moved to the left with each of these cries heard at the Kavanaugh hearings where Republicans just yielded to them trying to be the bigger people in the room. What that essentially did was move the whole country to the left and now that things are moving back to the right, toward my type of conservative thinking, liberals are actually going bat shit crazy. But I would argue that the move to the left was never real. It was like accepting some person who marries into your family with totally different values and the whole family goes out of their way to make them feel comfortable. To accommodate them the family may move off their usual positions for a while, but eventually everything snaps back to where things should have always been, and that is what is happening now in the country.

The term radical never belonged next to my name, yet that was the merit of the discussion I had with George, that we should even have to consider it. To his credit he is bigger than the petty picture that liberals try to paint, and he has come to realize that there is no way to appease them. So he doesn’t even bother, which is smart on his part. Many politicians that are thriving under the Trump presidency are learning the same attributes. It doesn’t do a bit of good to try to appease liberals. They are hell-bent on destruction and will do anything to make it so. Brett Kavanaugh represents judicial stability for the foreseeable future which is the worst kind of condition for their liberal activities, so we should all feel some joy at seeing them wither around in pain over the potential of this new Supreme Court.

I have long predicted an end to the Democratic Party and I think we are starting to see the start of it. I don’t think the country was ever “not conservative.” Like the example I gave, new people moved into the country from far-flung places around the world and we tried to accept them into a kind of marriage. But their values were way too far to the political left and eventually our patience for them just wore off and the country moved back to where it was comfortable, and they started electing Donald Trump and people like George Lang to higher offices. As Americans we were always a good people willing to give those less fortunate a chance. We even bent our values a bit to accommodate them. But when it was obvious that destruction of our country was the only thing that liberals were interested in, we decided to just move on.

That is the desperation that we see in these Kavanaugh hearings with paid protestors and procedural impositions are actually being promoted by the Democratic leaders within the hearings. It is really quite astonishing, that protests are what they think will move the needle of the country toward a more liberal union. I would argue that it only worked the first time because Americans didn’t see it before. They weren’t ready for the vast evil of Saul Alinsky and the hippie movement. Like any startled parent who has to deal with a daughter who brings home a guy with long hair and covered in tattoos and says “mom, dad, meet my new husband,” America tried to be accepting but the whole thing was never projected to work out. And now in spite of the liberal protests, the country is going back to where it always wanted to be. Liberals know what that means, we will never as a nation go back to their world view.

I decided a long time ago that I didn’t like the direction the liberals were taking the country. I was accommodating, but my patience was short and I have always been one of the first to say I didn’t agree. To that the liberals called me a radical because I refused to accept their diabolical intentions—and from their perspective that is a form of rejection that they just couldn’t deal with. But history knows where I’m going with this because we’ve been there before. Turn on any old western and we will see the values of America and the essence of my political platform. Is it radical? Only in relation to the losers protesting the Kavanaugh appointment. Nothing about me is “alt right.” I’m about as far from a racist that anybody could get so no modern description of very conservative fits me. But those definitions are only modern attempts to keep the nation from drifting back to the morality of Gunsmoke. When we talk about Making America Great Again, it is this attitude that we are talking about. And the liberals see that they are now powerless to stop it, which they should have known from the beginning. Only now the reality is upon them.

Rich Hoffman

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George Lang for Ohio House of Represenatives in the 52nd District: I fully endorse him for re-election without any second thoughts

At the meet the candidates’ forum at the West Chester Tea Party on September 4th 2018 my wife kept introducing me to people as a “blogger” which is a term I don’t find appropriate to what I do. While shaking hands, I’d correct her by saying that I’m an “independent journalists.” When I think of a “blogger” I think of people who deal with surface topics. What I do is often climb into the deep roots of things and my articles are certainly thoughtful, which has always been my intention. Even when dealing with the outlandish, which is sometimes a big part of our world, I always work to evoke some depth to a topic, and for that I’d say more what I do is journalism than just some hobbyist blogger. And I think that for good reason, after all I was proud to have just stepped away from an hour-long call with a producer with the Travel Channel on some work I had done on ancient cities buried under current cities in North America. So what I do and an average blogger do I think is quite different and I made sure to let people know that. The old timers at the West Chester Tea Party all know me of course, but many of the newer members didn’t as I haven’t been coming to the meetings as much over the last couple of years due to a professional project that I have been working on that has consumed a lot of my time—about 60 to 80 hours of work a week, so the Tea Party meetings for me have not been as frequent as an occurrence. But I came to this one to film some campaign footage for my friend George Lang whom I endorse completely for his re-election of the 52nd House Seat in Ohio.

George and I go back a few years, nearly a decade. We first met at the Miami University VOA conference center where we were both concerned about out of control public spending. He was already a trustee in West Chester trying to change a culture that was spinning toward becoming a high tax city rather than what it is today which is a thriving zone for business development. I had just come off a few entertainment projects, one in Hollywood and I was writing my second book and was doing a lot of talk radio. We wanted much the same thing but his role would become much more traditional politically speaking, mine would be to take on the role of antagonist, to a kind of an anti-Saul Alinsky persona but for good instead of evil and that has gone on now for nearly a decade. I instantly liked George as well as about 20 other Republican candidates at all levels of government and I wanted to use my background to help them in some way, so I started the blog you are reading now as a direct response to that sentiment. In so many ways the Republicans were hampered by restrictions that the Democrats weren’t. The two sides weren’t playing by the same rules, you can see a modern example of just what I’m talking about in regard to the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Liberals had always been able to act in diabolical ways against Republicans but the same couldn’t be done the other way and that didn’t seem fair to me—so I endeavored to do work behind the scenes to make things a bit fairer for Republicans. After all, I figured I had a professional reputation and lifestyle that couldn’t be picked apart by even the most tenacious investigator, there was no dirt that anybody could find on me about anything and if things became physically violent, I had those bases covered too. So why the hell not make things in the world a bit fairer? The rest is history.

Sometimes of course I have had to push right up on that invisible line of civility, because that’s the way it is sometimes if you want to be honest. I never expected people like George Lang to stand by me through any of those moments, but to his credit, he has never even tried to put any distance between me and him, where any other politician certainly would have. On one particular event in 2012 when my name was being smeared all over the news, several of my supporters got together at a pizza place to provide encouragement. It was a secret little meeting to figure out what to do next. I was just a little stunned to find that George came to the meeting. I asked him why he would risk such a thing and he simply told me that he believed in me and that he wanted to support me. That was the moment that I realized what a good guy George Lang was. He was in politics for all the right reasons and if things got a little hairy, he didn’t back away from the people he believed in just to gain political points. At the time the Republican Party was very much John Boehner’s and John Kasich’s. Trump wasn’t even a thought, so I felt that George Lang being seen in public with me at that particular moment was very risky for him. I knew I’d be fine because I’m always fine. But for him public impressions were much more important, yet he stood by me.

Of course, George and I aren’t attached at the hip on everything. He has thoughts about things and so do I that are not always the same and my methods of evoking those thoughts are often very colorful, while his are more political, naturally. But I have found him to be one of the most honest people I’ve ever known in politics. Politics is very much like a poker game, friends can become enemies depending on who has what cards and how much is at stake. But I know George beyond that game and the person himself is a very good one—a guy who loves business and the tools that economic development brings to a region. As a state representative he simply wants to do for Ohio what he has done for West Chester, which he articulated well in the video presented here.

The question that people often wonder when they hear campaign rhetoric is whether or not the politician is sincere, and I can testify that George Lang is everything he says he is and does. Peal away the trappings of politics and he’s just a good person trying to do good things for the world. I’ve seen him under conditions of great pressure which is often the best way to get to know people, and I can say that he is very authentic, which is the reason I consider him a friend. People who don’t like him or who would campaign against him have their philosophic issues. They do so for the same reason that there are elements who just hate Donald Trump for no other reason than he is a person used to winning and thinking for himself. George Lang is one of those types of people, and when it comes time to vote in November, people can feel really good about voting for him for their state representative. George Lang is certainly the kind of person you want representing you in Columbus. He’s one of the good guys down to every last cell in his body, and that is a rare thing indeed.

Rich Hoffman

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