More Government Employees Failing where Guns are the Real Solution

Here’s what I get tired of hearing about when it comes to these mass shootings, they most of the time are caused by some institutional failure but are then opportunities for descriptions of heroics by that same institutional failure. All the while, the moment that a gun is involved in anything, before the facts were even published politicians like Bernie Sanders started talking about why we need even more institutional regulation to protect us from some unknown menace. This is of course regarding the latest shooting incident, this time at Virginia Beach by a long-time public utilities employee who had access to a building and opened fire on 12 innocent people and injured many others. Why he did what he did likely has something to do with government’s failure in the workplace. Members of government engaged in a shoot-out with the guy who was shot. Government employees administered First Aid to try to save him, but the shooter died of his injuries. And Bernie Sanders within just a few hours wanted more gun control without even knowing the specifics of the case, and was demonizing the NRA.

By the way it all sounded, from the knuckle dragging antics of the shooter to the police on the scene it came across like an episode of the Keystone Cops and more people died as a result. The police were supposed to have a shoot out with an attacker, its part of the job just as a fry guy at a fast food restaurant is supposed to drop fries when an order comes in until the timer goes off. Shooting at people or processing fries are all part of jobs that are out there, but you can tell that when the police start bragging about their “heroics” that government is essentially trying to keep the public in believing more government action instead of dealing with the real problem, like why the gunman wanted to shoot at people in the first place. After all, that is the only motive that matters.

Personally, I don’t trust government employees of any kind to resolve those kinds of problems, because the systems they function from are not fast enough. Military and police departments are often too late and make decisions way behind the curb of needed action because of their command structure. I get the need for police to be there to keep some sort of structure present, which does prevent more of these kinds of events, but they are certainly not the cure all for violence. In this case and in many others, the real solution to gun violence is of course to have more concealed carry holders present who could have taken that shooter out in seconds rather than minutes. And to do that the NRA should be listened to and counseled by government because they are the real professions with a solution, not socialist losers like Bernie Sanders. The NRA knows a lot more about gun handling and in using them for defense than all these government employees that are all at the center of many of these mass shootings.

Whether we are talking about school shootings or public breakdowns like the one at Virginia Beach by Dewayne Craddock—or even going back to the Vegas shooting, the 9/11 terrorist incident, or the San Bernardino massacre that the FBI allowed the media to destroy the scene of the crime for who knows what reason, more trust in more government is the dumbest thing anyone could propose. Often, they are slow to get where the danger is, and when they do get there the body count is higher because for them its just a job, like those idiots at the Parkland school shooting in Florida where the police had gotten used to a pampered lifestyle and driving really nice squad cars. When the bullets started flying, they were hiding and looking for every excuse in the world not to engage. The NRA has much better solutions to those types of matters then the government who fails to act when needed, as fast as they are needed, and also failure to properly understand why shootings occur at all.

But to insist that guns be kept away from the public and that our safety and security be put completely in the hands of the government, whether it’s the local, state or federal level is preposterous. Likely when shootings happen there is always some lunatic out there working for government that will have access to guns while the rest of us don’t, and they statistically are the ones we should be watching the closest. When one of them snaps due to some emotional problem we certainly don’t want to be at their mercy, which was the very first thing that liberal politicians proposed after the Virginia shooting. The real villain will likely be some medication either legal or illegal that set off an emotional imbalance which is what we should always first be looking at. Its too early to tell in this latest case, but marijuana is a common factor in many of the mass killing incidents especially in cases like the Boston Bombers and the shooter in the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida a few years ago. The gun is just a tool that losers use to kill other people. The desire to kill other people is the real problem, and government doesn’t have a solution to that because in most cases they look to drug sales to generate vast amounts of tax revenue for their unionized work demands so they don’t really want a real solution. They just want to talk about their long gun battles and their administering of First Aid at the scene of a crime. They don’t really want to solve the problem because they are part of it.

The proposal for citizen gun ownership and carrying them in public is to keep the solution closer to the problems and not expecting to expand government to deal with every little tragedy. In the building at Virginia Beach where this shooting occurred should have been other employees who could have shot the shooter within 30 seconds instead of a half an hour. Fewer people would have been injured and killed. Instead a place like that had metal detectors to keep guns out of people’s hands making it a gun free zone, and an easy target for some deranged lunatic which always pushes up the body count. So why would anybody propose more government control when it was government rules, procedures, and impediments that actually cause the death toll to be as high as it was? Because nobody on the government side of things wants to admit that they can’t detect lunacy in people and to stop them before they become a menace to society, and that when tragedy does strike that they are too late to do anything about it. For the rest of us who without guns, are all potential victims to the stupidity of government employees who are much more concerned about their pensions then running into gunfire to cut minutes off the clock of terror while innocent people are bleeding out waiting for help.

Carrying guns and shooting back when danger presents itself isn’t for everyone. But it is for those who are most prone to use them to save innocent people when the call for it is needed. This case in Virginia Beach is no different. If there had been good guys with a gun there to stop the bad government employee with a gun, then a lot more people would have gone home on that sad Friday afternoon. But unfortunately, that wasn’t the case and many more people died. Then, rather than dealing with why it happened the political class immediately went to more government power by taking away guns and putting more trust into their systematic approach that obviously never works. It’s also why it keeps happening.

Rich Hoffman
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The Nature of the Trump Economy and Why Democrats had nothing to do with it.

It’s impossible to cover the kind of topics that are put onto this blog site without them being synonymous to the challenges of the Trump administration. The election and presidency of Donald Trump is a change agency element that is forever changing political life in America, and of course it will ruffle the feathers of many groups that want to remain in the boxes of thought they have put themselves in. And this has never been more evident then in the understanding of why the Trump economy is so good and who gets the credit for it. I was thinking of all this while listening to Joe Biden talk about the economy the other day and how Trump has benefited from the Obama economy and that the credit goes to that previous administration, which is of course insanely stupid. It reminded me of my first-year economics professor in college saying nearly the same thing about economic cycles and how they ebb and flow. I thought that guy was an idiot back then, and now thirty years later hearing Joe Biden talk, I am 100% sure of it. If we hadn’t elected Donald Trump, the economy would have remained flat as it was all through the eight years of Obama and essentially the eight years of George W. Bush climaxing into a recession in 2008.

The truth is most people have learned about economics from all the wrong places by all the wrong kind of people. The true rules for growth are in creating value and then protecting that value, which is why Trump is engaging in a trade war with China. The American economy will benefit from that activity, not be hurt by it. The myth that economics work by cooperation and bridge building is ridiculous Economic value is exclusively a product of building something of value and sticking by that value with protections. And the Obama administration wasn’t doing any of that. It was instead apologizing for what America had done and giving artificial value to tag along economics that were seeking to loot off American products the way that China has. So a study of these kinds of causes and effects are essentially what this blog is all about, and at the center of that story is the Trump administration because it is in the practice of changing definitions from previous assumptions. And the world will be forever changed by those definitions.

I often talk about what losers most politicians are, because they are essentially looters, living off the efforts of others, and that is clearly what Joe Biden is. He is the very definition of a looter. He lives completely off the efforts of other people. But I can say in 2018 that I know quite a lot of politicians who are actually really good people. I can’t say that those people were around in 2008. I have watched personally a new breed of politician come up out of the Tea Party movement and it is that foundation that essentially put Trump in the White House. It wasn’t just a miracle that Trump was elected into the presidency on his first try, but there was plenty of grass roots helping out in the cracks that nobody knew anything about that knocked away a lot of the opposition against Trump, especially in battle ground states like Ohio. They understand how the world works far better than Joe Biden and ultimately there are many new millionaires who have benefited from this new perspective and they aren’t going to go backwards.

Still, it is insulting to hear it, when some old politician trying to apply the rules of yesteryear with an outright lie about the nature of economic growth goes on a claim jumping word spree that we all know is based on the looter culture. Joe Biden and Barack Obama aside from what anyone thinks about politics were some of the last new assets of that old class of in the box economic thinking where bridge building was thought to have more value than actual product value. Now that theory has been busted and the Trump administration is the first clear evidence of such a change in thought essentially since the inception of America as a nation. There have been periods of great economic growth but economists, especially the socialist college professor types really didn’t understand beyond sentiment how the game really worked.

I was also fortunate I suppose to have had lots of experience in the world before I entered college at the University of Cincinnati at the age of 19. I knew right away in that first-year economics class that what the professor there was teaching was largely bullshit. Of course, there is value in learning what other people have learned so you can know how to play the game against them. But regarding the actual facts of economic truth, the college professor circuit in the 80s and 90s were clueless, and they taught many of their students to think incorrectly about how economics worked, so really who could blame Joe Biden for being such an idiot. He assumes that everyone is just as delusional as he is, he has no reason to think otherwise, except when the successes of the Trump administration are analyzed in comparison.

If you have a superior product that the world wants, the leverage that brings to a marketplace is all powerful and becomes the governing force in any negotiation. And those economic cycles can continue to expand so long as imagination continues to erupt in whatever culture is producing the economic values with new product implementation. The fall back into recession occurs when that culture stops producing products of value. The cycle effect is manageable, not inevitable. In that context and definition, the moment that President Trump took office, even with all the efforts of removing him from office by the old political machines, his America first policy put new value on American products that then started an expansion that never could have occurred under the Obama administration. And that increased economic value literally started the day after the election because investors could see a friendly administration toward the American economy, so they were free to think of and market products they had been sitting on for many years, and that is why the economy suddenly flourished. It wasn’t an accident, it wasn’t happenstance. It was all very logical and by the rules of economic value that very few really understand because they listened to all the wrong people.

And deep down inside I think most democrats know it, that the Trump economy is not a fluke, that it is built on real value instead of the traditional looter culture of taking credit for things they had nothing to do with. This Trump economy is a new definition that many are just learning, not that there is anything new about it—just that many are coming to it for the first time. Adam Smith had all this figured out long ago in his great book The Wealth of Nations which I refer to often even still. I’m quite sure that college professor I had never read that book even though it should have been the guiding textbook for the college course. And that is the world that Joe Biden comes from, and it is that world that is coming apart as we speak, and the longer Trump is president, the less likely that the old way will ever come back in America. And that is what we are all fighting for.

Rich Hoffman

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Elon Musk Doesn’t Give a Damn About Your Degree

This was a very interesting interview with Elon Musk about college degrees and the value of them. Its important to note due to the extraordinary costs of college that obtaining a degree is not an indicator of exceptional ability. It might make whomever has a college degree attractive to an employer looking for someone who won’t rock the boat and will give predictable results as an employee. But having the degree won’t by itself produce an employee who will change the world. Exceptional ability can’t be bought and to a large degree that has been the message. That college will produce better employees than those without a degree, and that simply isn’t true. Not in any way. People who are driven and are accomplished don’t need a college degree and its interesting that Musk who employs lots of technical people in his companies is willing to take a position on college, but I agree with him. To my experience a college degree holds people back, it doesn’t help them and is certainly an element to consider when the cost of obtaining one is so incredibly high.

Nobody wants to hear that all the hard work and money they spent on a college degree was a waste. Of course it’s going to hurt the feelings of the people who have a degree to hear that the world really doesn’t value them. But really the whole concept goes back to the Wizard of Oz story were at the end the main characters were given pieces of paper stating that they had a brain, or a heart and were therefore valuable to society. The suggestion that the college experience would take a nobody and make them into somebody is a falsehood that our governments have essentially perpetuated to keep everyone in a compliant culture. The person who works hard for the sake of discovery and self-preservation is more likely to be that exceptional employee that everyone is looking for.

But then again, not everyone is looking for an exceptional employee. Elon Musk certainly is, otherwise Tesla and Space X wouldn’t be such market drivers in modern science. But many companies, especially those with rigid cultures well established don’t want some crazy hard worker coming along that wants to change the world. They may well be looking for the drunk, the loser, the whore that embarrassed themselves in college so that they will fit well into their current culture of complacency. That after all is the big secret that most employers are dealing with. While the ownership and board may want the exceptional results that drive up value, the management does not. What most work cultures want is compliance and nothing more and for that, the college degree is perfect for them.

Elon Musk of course is coming from the perspective of a change agent in the technical fields. The proof is in cultures that are very top heavy in college graduates but are lacking in technical innovation. Take China for instance, a very compliant culture where education structure is well understood. There is a reason they have to steal so much technology from countries like the United States. That is what students learn in college, to copy what the professor instructs them, but they don’t learn to think. The college graduate is typically good at unpacking something that is already known, but they can’t invent it from scratch. That is fine if the results desired are not ambitious. But if the desire is to always push for innovation, then more of a gunslinger approach is needed, an individual who is quick on their feet, willing to take risks and push forward ideas and to explore their potentials fearlessly. In the United States we have great experience with this kind of business approach and many of the best in our entrepreneurial fields have not obtained success through college.

In truth colleges are filled with those who can’t do things in real life, that’s why they seek the safety of the university system to obtain employment. What they sell to potential students is simply the boon of a typical snake oil salesman. They are selling Dumbo’s feather to give false confidence into their recipients making them think that it is the feather that makes them fly, not their own ears. By the time a student leaves a four year degree, or a six, the world has changed yet again and they enter the workplace a half a decade behind the cutting edge trends. The ones who are on those trends are the bold and ambitious who get there the old-fashioned way, through tenacity and lots, and lots of hard work. You can’t fake success and you certainly can’t buy your way into it.

People are more willing to talk about the failures of the college system now than they were just a few years ago. Given the amount of college graduates that we have now, and the cost of college to begin with, we should all be beaming with intelligence. I have the advantage of watching my two daughters’ generation who just came out of this age. Many of their friends, a few that come to mind have been going to college for over a decade, have actually regressed intellectually. They entered their college years unfocused and changed their majors many times over and simply went because their parents told them to. So much of the money spent was to discover themselves and sure enough, in college there were many liberal professors there to show them the ways to liberalism and socialism. When my wife and I went we didn’t have a good time. I hated every stinking minute of it, because it was obvious to me that the whole thing was a scam. And with my wife, she went round and round with her professors who were far more interested in getting her to read the Quran and to re-write the history of the Revolutionary War to include the crime of slavery as the biggest concern instead of the liberty and independence of all people, which is what the war was all about. I was very offended personally by this activism. It’s not that learning about other cultures is a problem with me. Quite the opposite, there are probably few people out there who care about other cultures as much as I do. What I didn’t like about the college experience is that they were actively putting down American culture and that pissed me off 30 years ago and I feel no differently now. Colleges with just a few exceptions are incubators for liberalism and the longer kids spend there, the worse they become.

The most cutting edge of us have known it all along. The rest of the world is coming to it. But college is a scam that sells nothing but air. It’s like buying bottled water when you can get perfectly good water right out of the faucet. They declare that what you are getting in college is better, and cleaner. But water is water, and many of us don’t like the additives that do come in the bottled version. With college we are essentially programming people toward a compliance based political ideology. We aren’t teaching them to think, which an employer like Elon Musk is always on the lookout for. It’s only a matter of time before the need for bold and ambitious people in a marketplace that requires dynamics overrules the desire for compliance-based employees who do what you tell them to do, and nothing more. In the kind of exploding economy that we have now, we don’t have time to wait for students to leave college to enter the marketplace and we certainly don’t have a decade to wait for them to deprogram themselves into being reasonable people again. We need people to learn more things fast and with greater independence, and for that we will never get them in abundance from a college graduate.

Rich Hoffman

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Nobody But Losers Want to Have Sex with Alyssa Milano

It’s hard to believe, but I think we can all agree that her sex strike against the new anti-abortion bill in Georgia is a step in the right direction. After all, if women really want to control reproductive rights, they should do as Alyssa Milano suggested, just don’t have sex. That’s how you don’t get pregnant and end up in a situation where abortions are even a consideration. The female rights that abortion activists are after are reckless sex with no consequences ending up in a decision to choose death over commitment. And yes, it is that simple. Yet Hollywood and its pretentious actors and producers thought for a second that they would leverage Georgia into abandoning their anti-abortion bill following states like Ohio in standing for life. Alabama followed with their own version which makes it a felony for doctors in the state to perform abortions in all cases, with the only exception being when the life of the mother is threatened.

The tough talk lasted for a few hours but once production companies had to realize what was at stake, the 30% tax credits that Georgia gives to production companies to film there, business and logic took precedence over emotional vitriol. There weren’t many takers for the proposed boycott, and we can all see where this is going. These new bills will be challenged in court and Roe v. Wade is going to get a second look, and will likely be overturned, as it should have always been. Abortion is murder and it is rather astonishing that these high profile actors and entertainers could even think to stand against the tide of half the nation who is clearly against abortion, and would still drop money to watch movies of these radicals at the local theater, or on Netflix.

The insanity that abortion is even considered a women’s right is the first problem. It paints all women as murderers just so that they can have reckless sexual relationships and cheapens all life without even the considerations of death in the mix. And of course not all women are such crazy supporters of this feminist issue. The true ugliness of the advocates can’t be avoided and climaxed its lunacy when Alyssa Milano suggested her sex strike. What kind of threat is that, does she really think that people are lining up to have sex with her that she has leverage to shape law and order? Remember the article presented here where just before the Trump election Madonna offered free oral sex to anybody who voted for Hillary Clinton. These people are crazy, these actresses assume too much to think that their industry of entertainment can withstand the stigma they’ve attached to themselves. Championing the right to murder life is not a good business model. Just a bit of friendly advice.

For perspective the latest Avenger movies by Disney are shot in Georgia specifically the Atlanta region and have produced roughly $9.5 billion in economic impact a year. The tax subsidy is much lower than that as far as a cost, so the credit for Georgia is obvious. But it is the production companies saving that 30% off the top who can then make such big productions with their increasing budget demands who benefit. There is a reason Hollywood is moving to Georgia, they are running from the high taxes of California, which has been going on for many years now. The power of Hollywood is a lot like their productions, only in sets and memories, not in practice. Wilshire Blvd isn’t what it used to be, neither is Beverly Hills. The power of fame only had an impact when people wanted the product that came with the fame and those days are long over. While a big movie like Avengers: Endgame had a production budget of over $300 million it would have cost a lot more without the tax credit making it impossible to put all those stars into a film with their exploding union scale costs. Companies like Disney really have no other choice but to do business with Georgia. Obviously, these actors don’t know much about economics.

But then to expect big production companies like those of J.J. Abrams and Disney to put their name next to abortion as a protest is a suicide task. Sure, Disney and Abrams are big time liberals these days, but they know their audiences are not radical leftists. Many of them are people who stand against abortion rather passionately and once they get a whiff of production companies making themselves activists for abortion, they will lose those customers. And that is the most sobering statistic of them all, that people won’t support Hollywood if Hollywood doesn’t represent the box office contributors. The answer to the question does Hollywood make culture or does culture make Hollywood is rather obvious. It all comes down to where and what people are willing to spend money on. People will not consume a product if they feel it doesn’t represent them even in an entertaining way. And nobody really wants to have sex with Alyssa Milano.

We all know that the radical left senses that abortion is on its way to becoming criminalized, as it should have been for years. They knew when America elected Donald Trump that changes were coming which is why they freaked out and continue to do so. Now states are behaving the way they wanted to all along and are passing these anti-abortion measures so they can clean themselves of that vile state sponsored murder, and who could blame them? It was insane leftist activism that brought Roe v. Wade to us not that long ago, along with legalized pot, and socialism taught in our public schools and the bet was that America would change and yield to the pressure. But what happened was that traditional values went underground and stayed there until the pendulum swung the other way, which it is doing now. And the leftists who sipped their wine and engaged in their whoring parties and reckless lifestyles gambled that people would follow them into the gates of Hell itself. But that didn’t happen.

In order for a boycott to work, people have to want the product so badly that the extortion will have some weight in the lost product. However, in truth, everyone has their own production company these days with their iPhones and YouTube that the Hollywood product has to put out $300 million budgeted pictures just to get people’s attention, because there are so many other options these days. There are thousands of Alyssa Milanos working as waitresses and store clerks all across the world, and a good producer could make a star out of any one of them. There is nothing special about her or any of the Hollywood stars demanding Georgia support abortion or else. Or else what? Actors are paid to say what people tell them to and for some stupid reason many of them have adopted these liberal views just so that they could stay employed in Hollywood. Only Hollywood isn’t in Hollywood anymore. It’s in the conservative state of Georgia and that is a reality they all need to come to terms with.

Rich Hoffman

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We Should Never Legalize Marijuana in Any Way

Here’s the thing and I’ve been saying it for years. But don’t just take my word for it. Read the book by Alex Berenson, who is one of “those” people, a Yale graduate and former New York Times reporter, called Tell Your Children the Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. There is nothing good about marijuana use or its legalization. Not even the supposed pain relief that can come from it. For such people, use something else, because there is nothing, and I mean nothing good about smoking pot, eating pot or smelling pot. It lowers IQs, it actually contributes to severe psychiatric detriment in a lot of people, and it generally lowers the general output of any society. It is one of the worst things a society could possibly legalize, and it is the business of every man woman and child not to be on some hippie libertarian point of view, but is a direct contributor to any society’s downfall. My position on “pot” has always been clear, but this very good book is the one for our ages. Everyone should read it……………everyone.

When we wonder why there are so many school shootings I would bet all the money in the world that the average school shooter, or any mass shooter for that matter, has had a history of marijuana use. While its true that not every user becomes a detrimental psychopath, there are a percentage of people who do suffer such mental breakdowns after using pot to make the argument that marijuana is a direct contributor to the most severe cases of mental illnesses in our country. And when some loser is sitting around feeling sorry for themselves because they have been picked on by students in a school, or some girl rejected their advancements for mating, and they are smoking a joint while listening to a bunch of depressing “dead head” music then decide they are going to get a gun and start shooting up a classroom somewhere, don’t think for a second that a society that endorses pot use is going to come and take away all our guns to make society safer by eliminating the Second Amendment.

Even for those who don’t become psychopaths while using pot, any sustained use does lower IQs and that is a trait that is clearly seen among our population. Yes the reports have been done on the subject and Berenson did the work of putting them in one place so everyone could read them for themselves. The politics of the matter is that governments have spent themselves into oblivion taking all the tax money they could get legally so they are looking for another revenue stream. And so are get rich quick investors who have signed up to put money into the legalization efforts that are so prominent in our society. Like any drug user they are looking for a quick hit to get more money into their spending pockets. For them its like a consumer with too much credit card dept who takes out another credit card just to by groceries for the week, because all their good money is going to interest. Legalizing pot is the worst thing that could be done because by making it another legal revenue stream to collect taxes on, they are ultimately destroying their good money revenue streams in the future. A society of pot users will not make a state or country’s GDP better, it will get worse, far worse.

There is nothing funny about pot use, or even the recreational use of being stoned at a music festival. It’s all bad stuff. Since it was introduced into our American society primarily during the counterculture movement, America has declined, morally, and economically. While our free market capitalism has hidden the fact from accountants and governments, it is only in the restrictions most countries have economically limited themselves to that has done most of the work in concealing the truth. America could have been doing much better if a major part of our social network was not regular pot users. The lack of social rejection for the product is a direct contributor to our generally poor performance as a country for a number of years now, especially going back into the 1960s. Even my neighbor, the former Speaker of the House, John Boehner is now an advocate of pot. As a former Republican, he would probably still call himself one, but he’s now a lobbyist in Washington for the legalization of the stuff, and people like him don’t want to know what’s in Alex’s book. Because its too inconvenient to those who want the marijuana revenue stream to contribute to their mounting debts, especially in states like Illinois and California. Those recreational marijuana users are not going to go out and start new businesses that contribute positively to the next great GDP contributors. They’re going to be sitting home trying to collect unemployment while laughing at the colors of their room and looking for a bag of Doritos.

And yet we sit around wondering why so many people are getting hooked on opioids and why our general intelligence is lacking in so many categories, and additionally, wonder why mental health has clearly been declining. We have a society that seeks to put kids on any form of drug for conditions like ADD or whatever else a school counselor can think of to make a teacher’s life easier in managing a classroom of kids without having their bored minds lashing out for attention. Just drug them to shut them up is our approach so it should be no surprise that they grow up smoking pot or wanting to. It is really easy for a non-user like me to see in people who are using the drug. The lower IQs are noticeable and that was never the point of public school, to lower intelligence. It was to increase it, but pot only lowers mental ability.

I could go on and on forever on the detriments of marijuana use. And you won’t hear me advocating for alcohol either. I think every attempt at mental impairment is a bad thing to do. But with marijuana there is the additional effects of psychosis that permeate the use. It’s not something we talk about often but we all know people who are just a little bit crazy. Marijuana makes it worse for those people and we aren’t discussing it because in politics they are looking to pot to cover the bottomless pit in taxation that they have created for themselves. That’s ultimately how John Boehner got involved in lobbying for the product. Like any K-Street whore, he is willing to speak on behalf of anybody who pays him. And so is most of the media, especially the entertainment media. However, there is nothing harmless about marijuana. It is bad stuff. I wouldn’t even call it a gateway drug because even if users never moved on to cocaine, or meth, marijuana is bad enough all by itself. In most cases it takes some time to bring about the bad elements, but that doesn’t make it any less deadly. Before I leave you on this subject I would encourage you to read the following little article. Then tell me what you think about the link between mass murderers and pot. While the percentage of people who smoke pot and then turn to psychotic violence is not in the masses, there is enough of an effect to point to the mental illness contributors primarily being evoked by the effects of marijuana use. And that makes it the business of all of us.

https://www.suncommunitynews.com/articles/the-vermont-eagle/shootings-and-thc/

Rich Hoffman

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Transgender Politics was the cause of the Colorodo School Shooting–So Why is Anybody Talking about Gun Control?

This is the trend of how we are all supposed to respond to danger. I wish the kid had survived but what he did is the very American thing to do, when a hostile loser with his hair colored oddly and black finger nails stepped into his school classroom to open fire, Kendrick Castillo Joshua Jones, and Brendan Bialy rushed the gunman and stopped the carnage. Castillo was killed, and the other young men took a few bullets, but the carnage was stopped right then and there, as it should always be. And that is the story that should be and will continue to be told. When there is danger, we always need heroes and it was a wonderful thing to see that a few young people in a Colorado school decided not to be victims. Even better, when gun control advocates tried to politicize the event at a vigil held to memorialize the event, students got up and walked out in protest. There is hope in all this tragedy yet.

The killers were a couple of losers that are quite common these days and were obviously inspired by movies to enact what they thought was revenge for being bullied in school themselves. Devon Erickson and his girl friend Maya McKinney referring herself as a himself “Alec” came into the STEM School Highlands Ranch with a gun tucked away in a guitar case meaning to unleash violence. This is something that has been done in several movies that I can think of and was obviously a fantasy of the two kids. I would go on to say that the two attackers were people functioning in the world created by liberal thinking and were just as nuts as the rest of them, but rather than accept that it was they who were imposing themselves on others, it was the fault of everyone else for their continued failures in life so they sought to kill those they disagreed with. It should be noted that Maya McKinney was one of these transgender people that was going from a girl to a boy and felt obviously entitled to make the transition without any kind of social fall out. Obviously that’s not what happened so the result was carnage and violence—not unexpectantly.

For gun control to even become the first thing out of everyone’s mouth was reprehensible. As many have been saying for a long time, violence like this will always happen. What we need are people at the point of the attack who will stop the violence, which was certainly the case at this particular school shooting, and was the situation at the recent California synagogue shooting where a border patrol attendee had been carrying his gun by the Rabbi’s urging. In all those cases and any in the future, the body count will be noticeably different when violence is confronted rather than avoided. More people die when victims run away than when they attack. That is a fact of life. I would go on to say that such behavior should be expected among Americans who are born free and live in a culture that should respect it. I hate to hear that Kendrick Castillo lost his life in the process but on the other hand, what a great life he lived. It’s better to have such a life cut short than to live for the next 50 or 60 years wishing he had done something when the time arrived. What a good kid.

But let’s stick to the real issue, which has nothing to do with gun control, rather the real need we have which is liberalization control. Both the initiators of violence in this case were messed up kids who obviously were taking liberal positions of gender neutrality and attempting to live their lives as promised by those beliefs which were obviously in conflict with the sentiment of the community. We are all told to turn off our sensibilities to these kinds of issues, such as Devon Erickson and his colored hair and finger nails and this Maya McKinney thing who was a girl wanting to be a boy. And they had worked themselves up into such a froth of victimization that they actually wanted to kill their classmates in a school they were soon graduating from. They were the ones putting their sexual preferences out in front of everyone else to accept yet they felt so entitled due to their hurt feelings at not being accepted that they chose to actually kill people who disagreed with them. That sounds an awful lot like the current Democrat party to be honest. Where do we think these kids learned this behavior? It certainly wasn’t the NRA or anybody in the Republican party. Guns didn’t just jump into that guitar case in a “Desperado” fashion to invoke terror on all the people who didn’t like transgender politics thrown into their faces everyday. Most of those kids just wanted to go to school and live their lives. The real villain is a mental health question, but the specificity of the ailment is the feeding of a liberalized view of the world in conflict with a traditional one. And who has been fueling that fire—liberals.

Then when a school shooting occurs everyone is surprised that a person here and there snaps under the pressure and seeks to get revenge on those who persecute them, because those people have been taught that they are victims, not initiators. What was the point of Devon Erickson painting his fingernails black? Was he looking for acceptance or pushing his beliefs onto those around him? And why was this Maya thing so intent to change their sexual identification? I mean in the bedroom it could be a girl or boy in their sexual context, who the hell cares. But she, he, or it wanted to change the way the world looks at such things, so they were looking for social acceptance by pushing themselves onto the environment around them. Who is doing what to whom?

The heart of the matter is not gun control, its liberal politics and more specifically this whole gender neutrality uprising pushed by that sector of the political spectrum. The instigation of violence by the victims of their own fate is the cause of the school violence, not the access to guns. It was in making the two gunman victims in the social spectrum in the first place than their belief that they had a right to punish those who didn’t agree with them. People like the kids who saved many lives by rushing the gunman decided not to be victims of violence and they engaged at the point of the attack. But the cause was the two loser kids themselves, sexually confused young people who decided they were so self-empowered to impose themselves on the world around them that they decided to kill to maintain their illusion. Ultimately they are the result of liberalism. The desire by Democrats to deflect blame is obvious, so they immediately seek gun control as the means to stop such things in the future. But the real answer is to limit the effect liberalism has on young minds, and that more people need to be armed and ready to stop such carnage in the future well before more lives are lost. Because liberals are a part of our world and to maintain their illusions of mental health, they will attack again.

Rich Hoffman

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Why All School Levy Supporters are Stupid

There were a lot of stupid people in Ohio on election day, May 7th 2019, but that shouldn’t surprise anybody. The school districts, which are ran by radical labor unions, count on stupid people to pass their tax increases to support their runaway labor costs, and May ballots always have a lower turnout than fall elections. The stupid people are too stupid to do anything else and they show up while the smart people are off doing other things. So its no surprise that 76% of all school levies in Ohio passed during Tuesday’s election. It’s a known formula that works. But I was happy to see that local schools near me, Lebanon and Milford both rejected their tax increase attempts and it is the why and the margin of victory for the “No” voters that are intriguing and worth analysis.

For those new to school levies and these pages I write upon, Darryl Parks from WLW radio and I have a long-standing term for people who work to pass school levies, that they’re stupid. The reason is that school levies are driven by escalating labor costs that consume most of the budget. Collective bargaining agreements jack up the costs because all employees get paid equally no matter how good they are—their jobs are not merit driven. So, the costs for labor are excessively high and the labor unions essentially take away the school board management of the resources making all public schools messes to manage. The parents with kids in the school don’t care because most of the time they just want the free baby-sitting service. Often, they are too busy with life to care what goes on in the schools so long as someone is watching their kids, so the mess continues into escalating out of control costs. To make matters worse, because children are involved, real estate agents have chained themselves to sales of homes based on the grade of a school district, which is completely a made-up statistic which then shields all the radical labor union activity. These are the same type of elements that have sunk companies like General Motors and the only way that the government schools get away with the whole scam is by throwing constantly more money at the situation with tax increases on property owners. That is why anybody who votes for a school levy is stupid.

But people often settle down once their kids grow up and move out of the house becoming much more reasonable at the voting booth. Once they don’t need that free babysitting service, they tend to vote away from government school support. After all, the product the government schools provide is terrible. I would argue that kids would be better raised in the jungles of South America by monkeys than to attend any public school with a highly liberalized agenda. The monkeys would destroy the mind of young people far less. Once people raise their kids, they tend to become much more conservative with their money and they vote that way. I am proud to say however that I have never supported school levies because for me the education they offered was always a bad product that I couldn’t support.

In Lebanon and Milford, you can see the trend clearly. Both districts are about 10 years into their prime real estate markets for new housing. There are other places in Ohio that have the new growth and likely that is one of the biggest contributors to the school levies that did pass. Many of those homes are in situations where the kids have grown up and away from their community leaving behind the parents who suddenly don’t feel shackled to their local public school, so they care less and less what goes on there. In Milford the tax increase proposal was defeated 57-43, which wasn’t even close even for a May election. And in Lebanon the vote was 56-44 which was ironically almost precisely the same. I would attribute that to the fact that both communities saw their boom surges in the housing market at nearly the same time, so their demographic makeup is nearly the same.

Mason, Lakota, and even Fairfield which are near those school districts have nearly the same demographic situation, there isn’t a lot of new home building going on. There are new students who move into the districts and enter the school system, but not nearly as much as when entire neighborhood sprung up out of corn fields and sent thousands of new students, and panicky parents to the voting booth each year. In essence, the student populations of each of those districts is declining while the home ownership is stabilizing with older and more mature property owners not so invested in their local schools. That means that the reliability of the public-school funding model depends completely on the explosive growth of a community and the amount of children a family typically produces in its life cycle. If parents are only having 1.5 children per family these days as opposed to two or three as it has been in the past, then there is no way that government school districts can continue to even think about getting enough votes to continue throwing money at the dumpster fire that is the present school funding system. And the unions won’t be able to do anything about it. They have already burnt their bridges with many supporters and people are tired of hearing them cry for money that most people don’t get in their own jobs. They have lost the support of a sympathetic public.

I am one who have thought for years that teachers make too much money under their union contracts. I’ve seen the job they do up close and I’m not impressed. And speaking to the kids graduating I’m even less impressed. Teachers for the job they are doing shouldn’t be making more than $40,000 per year for a good one. Because what they are teaching kids is actually bad for them in overly liberalized curriculums and the actuality of the job is just a glorified baby sitter anyway. I’ve never been against people who want to use schools for the baby-sitting service so they can go fulfill their career objectives. But don’t ask me to pay for it. And that is the attitude of an increasing number of voters year by year. The situation is even clearer today than it was back when Darryl Parks and I were talking about how stupid voters were who passed school levies on WLW radio. The reason for the clarity is because of the maturation of the school districts, which older neighborhoods now housing more voters who don’t have young kids in the district are a dominating factor.

The unionized funding model of continued pay increases paid for on the backs of property owners is exactly the same model that assumed General Motors would always be the top of the food chain in the car making market, but of course that proved not to be the case. Once there was a break in the supply side of those funds, everything fell apart and that is where the public-school funding path is headed. I would say the signs are already there, especially in how Lebanon and Milford voted. But there are still a lot of stupid people out there voting. But not enough to carry this mess far into the future. And that is great news for a change.

Rich Hoffman

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