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Monday, September 18, 2017

What do you think of Trump?

By Douglas V. Gibbs
AuthorSpeakerInstructorRadio Host

On my way home from a meeting, tonight, I stopped by a local quicki-mart to grab a raspberry iced tea.  One of the individuals behind the counter was a young man I have talked to a number of times, and a new individual I had not met, before.  The young man immediately touted to his co-worker about my prowess regarding U.S. History, and the U.S. Constitution.  At one point the gentleman meeting me for the first time asked, "What do you think of Trump?"

I live in California.  The odds are usually against me that if I meet someone new, they are not a hard left nutcake.  Nonetheless, I don't sugercoat what I believe, and I am honest on where I stand politically.  That said, as I had told this gentleman earlier in the conversation, my barometer is the U.S. Constitution.  In my opinion, there are two groups in the United States.  Those who support the original intent of the Constitution, and those who don't.

I said the the gentleman, "Well, I don't think he's a racist.  Back in the nineties or eighties, I can't remember the year, Trump won an award for the work he'd been doing in the inner-cities, along with Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali.  He wasn't considered a racist then, and to be honest, he was never considered a racist until he ran against a Democrat.  Some will say his immigration stance proves he's prejudice against Mexicans.  No.  The wall is all about national security, and the rule of law.  Anyway, let me answer your question properly.  You asked what I think about Trump, not what I think he's not."

I took a sip of the iced tea I had poured for my wife.

"Washington is full of ground beef, and that's because the establishment is a huge meat grinder.  We may find a piece of filet mignon every once in a while, but once he goes through the meat grinder in Washington, he winds up a piece of ground beef like the rest of them.  What we need is a dried up piece of shoe leather.  Trump is that dried up piece of shoe leather, and he's messing up the meat grinder.  That's what I like most about Trump.  He's messing up the meat grinder so badly that its shaking up the whole establishment system.  They can't buy him, they can't rattle him.  If anything, it's entertaining."

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Los Angeles Chargers: $100 Parking

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

I am not a Chargers fan.  Wasn't when they were in San Diego, and I am even less now that they are playing in my Los Angeles neck of the woods.  I am a huge football fan, however, and over the years I have learned that watching football is so much better on television than it is live.  Camera angles and the commentary to help explain what's going on adds a dimension to the game you just can't get at the stadium.  Unlike baseball, which has a stadium-feel to it, I'd rather stay home to watch the gridiron.

In Los Angeles, we have so many things to do, why would we want to go to a football game, anyway?  We have three baseball teams within driving distance (and a dozen more at the minor league level), two NHL teams, soccer teams, NBA times two, and amusement parks coming out the wazoo.  We have hiking, surfing, shopping, mountains, deserts, and a huge number of other things to do.  If I am going to go to a football game, to attract me they need to make it worth my while.

The Chargers, in their move to Los Angeles, are temporarily located at a stadium made for smaller soccer crowds.  The StubHub Center in Carson seats about 27,000 - a perfect sized stadium for the hometown Major League Soccer franchise, the LA Galaxy.

Less people means less ticket sales, even if you fill the stadium.  The Chargers, apparently, were convinced that their home opener would be a sell-out.  So, to make up for lost revenue in ticket sales (starting as cheaply as $90 per ticket for the cheap-seats), the geniuses in the front office decided to charge $100 for parking.

One of the reasons baseball can draw the kinds of crowds they draw is because it is an affordable night out.  How arrogant must football be to believe it can get away with $100 parking?  Is football suddenly only the sport of kings?

Granted, it wasn't all of the parking, it was a special general tailgating lot ($40 for "Red Section" parking, FREE for parking offsite and then riding a shuttle to the stadium).  But, if the Chargers are worried about establishing a new fan base in their new home, how does that work out with parking fees that costs more than the some of the tickets?

Not a great strategy, I am thinking.

Then again, I wouldn't go to their games if you paid me, the Chargers are so bad.

I wonder what the ticket prices and parking fees will be for the Raiders when they go to Las Vegas?  I am willing to bet those business gurus who make a profit in the middle of a desert won't be charging a C-Note.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Summary of the United States Constitution

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

Preamble: Introduction designed to proclaim who made the social contract, the reasons it was made, the results expected if it is followed, and a conclusion ordaining and establishing the document.  The Preamble is the only part of the Constitution that is not legally binding.

Article I: Legislative Branch
  • Section 1: Legislative Powers, Part I of Separation of Powers
  • Section 2: House of Representatives
  • Section 3: U.S. Senate
  • Section 4: Elections
  • Section 5: Congressional Rules and Procedures
  • Section 6: Compensation, Allowances and Limits regarding Holding Office
  • Section 7: Making Laws, Resolutions; Rules regarding Vetoes
  • Section 8: Expressly Enumerated Powers
  • Section 9: Prohibitions of the Federal Government
  • Section 10: Prohibitions of the States
Article II: Executive Branch
  • Section 1: Executive Powers, Part II of Separation of Powers, Establishment of Electors and Electoral College, Qualifications and Eligibility, Compensation, Oath or Affirmation
  • Section 2: Commander in Chief/War Powers, Duties, Reprieves and Pardons, Advice and Consent Powers of the U.S. Senate, Recess Appointments
  • Section 3: State of the Union, Relationship with Congress, Diplomatic and Foreign Relations, Faithfully Execute the Laws of the United States, Duty to Commission all Officers of the United States.
  • Section 4: Removal from Office on Impeachment Criteria
Article III: Judicial Branch
  • Section 1: Judicial Powers, Part III of Separation of Powers, establishment of the inferior courts, Appointment duration, compensation
  • Section 2: Judicial Powers expressly enumerated
  • Section 3: Treason
Article IV: Concerning the States
  • Section 1: Full Faith and Credit
  • Section 2: Equality under the law, Extradition
  • Section 3: New States, Territories
  • Section 4: Obligations of the Federal Government Regarding the States
Article V: Amendments
  • Amendment process includes proposal by Congress, and by the States through the method of convention
  • Lists Amendments not allowed
Article VI: Concerning the Federal Government
  • Debts under the Articles of Confederation
  • Supremacy Clause
  • Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Obligations
  • No Religious Tests as Qualification for any Public Office
Article VII: Ratification

Bill of Rights
  • Amendment I: Personal Freedoms
  • Amendment II: Gun Rights
  • Amendment III: No quartering of Soldiers
  • Amendment IV: Personal Legal Rights regarding Search and Seizure
  • Amendment V: Personal Judicial Rights, Due Process
  • Amendment VI: Personal Criminal Trial Rights
  • Amendment VII: Right of Trial by Jury in Civil Cases
  • Amendment VIII: Excessive Bail, Cruel and Unusual Punishments
  • Amendment IX: Other Rights not Enumerated
  • Amendment X: States Rights and Sovereignty

Later Amendments
  • Amendment XI: Lawsuits against States, Revision of Article III
  • Amendment XII: Presidential Elections

Civil War Amendments (Ratified directly following the War Between the States)
  • Amendment XIII: Abolition of Slavery in the United States
  • Amendment XIV:
    • Section 1: Citizenship, Equal Protection
    • Section 2: Readjustment of apportionment
    • Section 3: Consequences of Rebellion
    • Section 4: War Debt, Private Debt, incurred in rebellion
    • Section 5: Congressional Enforcement Provision
  • Amendment XV: Voting Rights of Emancipated Slaves

 Progressive Era Amendments
  • Amendment XVI: Direct Taxation without Apportionment
  • Amendment XVII: Change to Senatorial Elections from State Suffrage to Popular Vote

Modern Amendments
  • Amendment XVIII: Prohibition of Alcohol
  • Amendment XIX: Women’s Right to Vote
  • Amendment XX: Terms of Office, Congressional Assembly, Procedures in case of office vacancies
  • Amendment XXI: Repeal of Prohibition of Alcohol
  • Amendment XXII: Presidential Term Limit
  • Amendment XXIII: Washington D.C. Granted Electoral Votes
  • Amendment XXIV: Abolition of Poll Taxes
  • Amendment XXV: Presidential Succession and other Procedures Regarding Discharge of Powers and Duties of the Office of the President
  • Amendment XXVI: Change to Voting Age from 21 to 18
  • Amendment XXVII: Congressional Compensation (Originally proposed in 1789 as a part of the original Bill of Rights)
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Microchipped Humans Are Easier To Track, and Control

By Douglas V. Gibbs
AuthorSpeakerInstructorRadio Host

When it comes to the new world order of global governance, we are about half of a decade behind Europe in the race towards absolute tyranny.  They start the madness, and then our American Democrats scream, "we want to be just like them!"

In the movie Casino Royale, Daniel Craig's first foray into the world of 007 James Bond, when Bond's boss, M, decides her new double-oh is getting out of control, she has a technician punch a device into his arm.  Under X-Ray, it looks to be a complex pill full of technological goodies.

"So you can keep an eye on me?" Bond asks as he recognizes what was just inserted under his skin.

M responded, "Yes."

Hollywood, and Britain's companions in the industry, all understand that slipping a piece of computer technology under one's skin is a sure-fire way to track and control people.  They admit it in the movies they star in.  Yet, the liberal left Marxists are using embedded microchip technology on the public at large and they are telling us it's nothing to worry about.  In Sweden, a microchip embedded under the skin is being established to replace credit cards and keys.  At Sweden’s largest state owned train system the operators don't have to worry about the presentation of tickets, because they can simply scan the chips under the skin of their customers instead.

Around 3,000 people in Sweden have already had a chip embedded in their hand in order to access secure areas of buildings.

The liberal left, however, well-knowing that science fiction writers throughout modern history, and the modern film industry (and television, for that matter) portray such technology as being draconian and a tool of tyrants, they say out of the other side of their mouths that there are no concerns about privacy.  They are benevolent guardians, they claim, and big government in this day and age could not possibly become tyrannical, unless a position of power is held by someone who is conservative and believes in limited government.

Isn't that quite the contradiction?

America's NBC News has already reported that microchipping of the citizens is on the way, but it will begin with your children.  You will pass away, and the children will be chipped into the new camp.  Then, once the older generation passes away, the younger folks will already be accustomed to being microchipped.  They will accept it as being something just as normal as the barcode.

“It’s not a matter of if it will happen, but when,” electronics expert Stuart Lipoff told the network.

Christians compare the practice to biblical passages stating that there will be a mark of the beast on the forehead or the back of the hand.  Constitutionalists recognize the practice as pure tyranny, and a move by government to deepen its claws into our lives so that we lose our individualism, and become simply electronic numbers in a massive collective of obedient automatons.

Once society is all microchipped, it'll be easier to track down those who dare to disagree with the political agenda of the ruling elite.  In Canada, currently without the help of microchips, the government is prosecuting those who dare to disagree with the concept of man-made climate change.  To be a climate change denier is to be an enemy of the state, and once we are microchipped, shutting down our ability to buy and sell, and therefore our ability to survive in a technocracy, will be eliminated. Therefore, everyone will be compliant.

In America, the leftists are fully convinced that when we had no hurricanes, it was the fault of man-made climate change.  Now that we've had more hurricanes than we can handle, it is also the fault of man-made climate change.  If chipped, there would be no disagreement with those statements, anymore.  People would know better.  Their microchips would mean death to the citizen, if they dared to have a contrary opinion.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Hurricane Maria Following Irma's Path of Destruction

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

Maria has become a hurricane, and only weeks after monster Hurricane Irma engulfed the State of Florida, Maria is following a similar path through the Caribbean.

Currently a Category 1 hurricane, hurricane warnings are already going out to St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat Guadeloupe and Dominica.

While nobody can truly predict the path of a hurricane, and experts are not sure that Maria will slam into some part of the United States, the similar path has those paying attention alert and watchful.  The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are already considered likely targets.

If Maria follows Irma's path, the already drenched and saturated areas Irma left in her rearview mirror will be susceptible to serious flooding, and that means many more deaths.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is already sending out a warning, tweeting, “Maria is coming” with a link to the NHC advisory.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Emmy Awards: Anti-Trump Fest

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

The entertainment industry is not secretive about its Marxist opinions, and intolerance for anyone who dares to disagree with their socialist narrative.  Conservatives in the world of acting remain in the closet, for if word gets out that they are not foaming at the mouth liberal left progressive commie bastards, they won't get any work.

Like the Grammy's and Oscars, the Emmys lived up to its politically insane expectations. . . because everyone knows that award shows are about them patting each other on the back, and spewing their hatred for anyone who disagrees with them politically.

This year's narcissistic celebration of self-achievement in the art of pretending to be someone they are not was even more politically charged than ever.  After all, the hated Donald J. Trump is President of the United States.

Trump has been a voting member since 2004, since the beginning of his reality show stardom.  Funny, they didn't call him names like Nazi and racist back then.

This year's event began with Stephen Colbert taking a few shots at Trump, and then Julia-Louis Dreyfus quickly saying what they were all thinking: “Imagine if your president wasn’t loved by Nazis.”

Colbert dedicated almost five minutes to mocking Trump.

Presenter after presenter and award recipient after award recipient took turns jabbing with political references.  A handful avoided politics.

According to Grabien News, here's the lowlights:

10. Stephen Colbert presaged the evening to come, saying that Trump was certainly watching, taunting, "Looking forward to the tweets."
9. Colbert then spent almost five minutes singling out Trump for criticism, the bit beginning with Trump evidently not winning an Emmy for "The Apprentice." The lengthy section wrapped with a surprise cameo from the former White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, who praised the size of the crowd.
8. Alec Baldwin, who won an award for his appearances on Saturday Night Live -- where he lampooned Trump on a near-weekly basis -- said he and his wife had three kids in three years, but then he began portraying Trump on SNL and the "orange wig" proved to be effective "birth control."
7. Comedian Kate McKinnon, who played Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live last season and infamously sang a schmaltzy rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" after Clinton's loss, used her acceptance speech to thank Clinton for "your grace and grit."
6. Actress Lily Tomlin, who apppeared alongside Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda as awards presenters (all of whom also appeared together on the 1980s show "9 to 5"), said just like the 80s, "We still refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot."
5. John Lithgow, who won an Emmy for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in "The Crown," used his acceptance speech to jab at Trump, "In these crazy times, [Churchill's] life even as an old man reminded us what courage and leadership in government really looks like."
4. After a lengthy interlude during which the Television Academy, which runs the Emmys, congratulated itself for its increasing number of gay and transexual members, winner Lena Waithe, who directs Netflix's "Master of None" and described herself as "a queer black girl from the Southside of Chicago" gave a shoutout to her "my LGBTQIA family."
3. Comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who presented an Emmy, managed to work in a jab at Trump's border wall while introducing the nominees: "They also celebrate people who frantically race across international borders, and those who can scale walls really, really quickly. In other words, the president’s worst nightmare.”
2. Julia Louis-Dreyfus returned later in the show to accept an award for "Veep," where she joked (again of Trump), "We did have a whole story line about an impeachment but we abandoned that because we were worried that someone else might get to it first."
1. Donald Glover, aka the rapper/actor/comedian Childish Gambino, who won an award for outstanding directing for a comedy, sarcastically singled out Trump for thanks, saying with apparent sincerity: "I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list. He's the reason I'm probably up here."

Well, at least they didn't devolve into Pagan ritual and symbolism like the Grammys have the last few years.  Outright insanity at the Emmys is still better than Satanism. . .

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Trump Threat Rises to Poison by Hemlock

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
Could you imagine if during the Obama presidency the things being said about Trump now was being said about The One?

Kathy Griffin held a severed head of Trump for a photo shoot.  Could you imagine if somebody had taken a photograph celebrating a beheaded Barack Obama?

Madonna said she'd thought of blowing up the White House.  Could you imagine if some conservative entertainment industry personality said they'd blow up the White House after Obama moved into it?

Various accusations of racism and fascism has been directed towards the President not just by crackpots, but crackpots with loud platforms (reporters, sportscasters, Hollyweirdos, politicians, etc.) who would have been fired on the spot had they said such things about Mr. Obama the previous eight years.

Now, we have a CNN Host/Chef saying he'd poison Trump with Hemlock if he made a meal for him.

I get it.  We have freedom of speech in this society.  People have the liberty to say what they believe.  Just ask college students, antifa, and Black Lives Matter about that one. . .

The problem is, the liberal left Democrat crazies are normalizing violent talk (and violent actions with things like what we saw in St. Louis over the last couple days), which in the long run may encourage one of their insane knucklehead posse members to carry out the angry, violent rhetoric.

The problem is, I have a hunch that many of the liberal lefties out there spewing this garbage would have no problem with that kind of action against the President of the United States.

It sickens me.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Trump Tweet Correct About London Attack

By Douglas V. Gibbs
AuthorSpeakerInstructorRadio Host

Gateway Pundit nails it. . .

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Celebrating Constitution Day, 2017

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

It's the first time in over eight years we've been able to celebrate Constitution Day under a President that does not hate the Constitution, or its original intent.  Barack Obama understands the Constitution, but hates it, as does his Democrat Party colleagues, and many of the members of the Grand Ol' Party. 

The U.S. Constitution was signed September 17, 1787. Constitution Day commemorates that tremendous day. Today is Constitution Day. The importance of celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution is tremendous, for we are not just observing an anniversary of the signing of a document, but we are recognizing the creation of the greatest political system ever conceived.

The Constitution of the United States was designed to stand the test of time, and it has indeed endured over two centuries. For many, it is considered the greatest document every conceived, and it is held in high esteem for nearly all Americans. But the appreciation of the U.S. Constitution does not stop there. The U.S. Constitution is also an object of admiration by peoples around the world.

In 1824, Mexico actually created their own constitution that was largely based on ours.  Dictator Santa Anna, however, hated it, and slaughtered Mexicans standing up for the 1824 Mexican constitution, drawing the United States into the conflict which resulted in the Mexican-American War, which was a war of liberation for the territories in what is today the southwestern United States - a region that invited American troops because they wanted to be separated from Santa Anna's bloody vision of Mexico's future.

A campaign against the American Constitution began even before the conflict to save Mexico's territories from tyranny, but the attacks against the U.S. Constitution began internally, largely through judicial activism originally led by John Marshall.  Liberal theorists and activist judges have created an environment where the very foundations of this nation have been seriously undermined, and are in grave danger. This nation's core principles have been denigrated, and the Constitution has twisted through their anti-originalism interpretation so as the bend and mold he Constitution into their Marxist leftist agenda, regardless of the original intent of the document.

Thanks to the rise of movements like the Tea Party, and the Trump campaign, America's desire to become more informed as a result of the destruction of the system by the liberal democrats is on the rise.  For many Americans, their interest emerged during the Obama Presidency, because in their gut they knew their liberty was at risk.  Americans have especially realized that the liberal agenda is dead opposite to the system created by the founders in the U.S. Constitution since the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States.

The violent hate for the Constitution by the liberal left is becoming more and more apparent with each passing day.

This makes September 17th a very important day to many Americans. Suddenly, it isn't just another day, but an important observation of the day that the greatest governing document ever created was signed.

We the People are what the Constitution is all about. The document limits the authority of the federal government so as to protect the people from tyranny. The more of us that understand this, and demand a return to the Constitution, the greater the chance we will reach a point where the Trump President represents a tipping point along the long journey back to liberty.

The Constitution has endured for over 200 years, and its enduring integrity cannot be taken for granted. We must be educated regarding the Constitution's principles, and we must fight to preserve the Constitution, for our nation's future depends on it.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

California Crime Laws Causes More Crime, while Gun Laws Reduce Defensibility

By Douglas V. Gibbs
AuthorSpeakerInstructorRadio Host

2011's AB 109 as a law is a killer. . . literally.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert French was murdered on August 30th of this year, and two other officers were wounded during a shootout with convicted felon Thomas Littlecloud - a criminal who had three prior sentences and failed to show up to court in 2016 for violating the conditions of his release.  Littlecloud was on the streets as a direct result of AB 109's parole changes, according to the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS).

“Prior to AB 109, a no bail warrant for a violation of parole would have been issued for Littlecloud and served upon him. He would have remained in custody while awaiting both resolution of his new criminal cases and a parole revocation hearing. Most importantly, he would not have been on the streets in August, 2017 and able to murder Deputy French,” ALADS said in a statement. “The attempt by the state legislator to game recidivism statistics doesn’t change the reality of parolee behavior and law violations after release from prison.”

AB 109's prison realignment was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011 with the promise that it would ease California’s overcrowded prisons problem, seeking to move the responsibility of administering certain offenders from the state to counties. The Supreme Court mandate meant that some prisoners who would have been sent to state prison were sent instead to already over-capacity county jails. Others were placed under Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) in which they were given help to reintegrate into society through services such as jobs and skills training, mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment.

“Deputy French was gunned down by a cowardly fugitive with a decades-long criminal history that should have been behind bars. California’s nonsensical experiment of releasing hardcore criminals back on the streets has created a revolving door criminal justice system with deadly consequences,” Craig Lally, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, told Fox News. “The Los Angeles Police Department is understaffed and it makes little sense to keep releasing convicted criminals to wreak more havoc on our streets. These failed policies need to be rescinded.”

And according to Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, many of the state’s Democratic leaders subsequently have blood on their hands.

“A cop-killing felon was on the streets due to Jerry Brown’s AB 109 early release law, instead of behind bars where he belonged,” he lamented. “It is not enough for Democrat politicians to send their condolences after the fact when it is their soft-on-crime policies that have put our law enforcement and communities in harm’s way. Deputy French’s death was unnecessary and a direct result of the laws that Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Democrats have promoted.”

While, since the enactment of the law, California’s state prison population has fallen by more than 25 percent, AB 109, along with other idiotic "let's be easy on criminals" laws in California, have also led to a dramatic increase in crime in the State of California.

Combined with Proposition 47, laws like AB 109 have helped in, beginning in 2015, a serious California crime wave.  Violent crime has increased in every one of California's 10 largest cities, while property crime increased in 9 of the 10.  Of 66 California cities whose crime trends were analyzed in depth, 49 saw their violent crime rates increase—usually by at least 10 percent.  Forty-eight of those same 66 California cities saw their property crime rates rise—and in half of those cases, the increase was 10 percent or greater. A typical case was San Francisco, where theft of merchandise from automobiles increased by 47 percent, auto theft rose by 17 percent, and robberies were up 23 percent.

The property crime rates for California cities as a whole increased, on average, by 116.9 offenses per 100,000 residents. By contrast, in states that hadn't passed Prop 47 or anything like it, the corresponding rates decreased by 29.6 offenses per 100,000 residents.

California criminals, meanwhile, ingeniously adapted their tactics to the new law, so as to maximize their gains and minimize their risks. The Los Angeles Times, for instance, profiled Semisi Sina, a practiced criminal who “rejoiced when he first heard about Proposition 47”— particularly its provision reducing to misdemeanor status the theft of any merchandise whose value was below $950. Semisi interpreted this as a green light for him to begin stealing, among other things, some higher-end bicycles—an offense that previously would have been classified as a felony. “Proposition 47, it's cool,” Semisi chirps. “Like for me, I can go do a burglary and know that if it's not over $900, they'll just give me a ticket and let me go.”

AB 109's effect of putting more criminals on the streets has been blamed before for an officer’s death on duty, as well. Many attributed the February death of Whittier police officer Keith Boyer to AB 109, as court records showed the shooting suspect and alleged gang member Michael Mejia cycled in and out of incarceration and violated his probation several times. Yet he received a 10-day “flash incarceration” in county jail under the bill before allegedly killing Boyer and his own cousin, and wounding another officer.

And last week, a lauded El Dorado Hills middle school counselor, Myrna Harp, was lucky to have survived a head-on collision after a car theft suspect, who critics say would have been behind bars for previous convictions if it weren’t for AB 109, crossed into her lane amid a police chase.

Such stories have become commonplace, AB 109 opponents claim.

Thanks to AB 109 and Prop. 47, violent crime rose 7.4 percent between 2011 and 2016, with “aggravated assault” experiencing the biggest uptick.

To add insult to injury, the Democrats in California endorsed Prop 57 which undid many sentencing laws. It branded those convicted of offenses including rape of an unconscious person, human trafficking involving sex acts with minors, lewd acts against a child 14 or 15 years old, failing to register as a sex offender and attempting to explode a bomb at a hospital or school as “nonviolent” criminals.

Scores of law enforcement leaders are now saying enough is enough.

“These bills have brought about a horrible state of affairs. There is no dispute violent crime has increased and the common denominator is early release from prison,” added John McGinness, a former Sacramento County Sheriff who now serves as a consultant for the California Police Association. “Maybe this wasn’t reckless policy, maybe it was well-intended, but it needs to be acknowledged that it has failed.”

With the passage of SB 54, the Sanctuary State bill, once it is put into law, crime by illegal aliens will rise dramatically, as well.  However, the message from Sacramento is also against citizens protecting themselves from the rising chaos, as anti-gun laws are reaching a deafening crescendo, and beginning in January 2018, Californian's price of ammunition will rise dramatically, and the purchase of ammunition will accompany a whole litany of hurdles and obstacles.

Starting July 2019, anyone buying ammunition from a vendor will be required to undergo background screening via a state system.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

California Sanctuary State Passes, Initiates Countdown to California Crime Wave

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

California's super-majority Democrats have shown once again they could care less about the rule of law, or the United States Constitution.  In violation of the Supremacy Clause (Article VI. of the U.S. Constitution) the California legislature has approved a law contrary to federal immigration laws.  SB 54's approval, once signed by Governor Jerry Brown, will officially make California a sanctuary State.

The law, once in place, would place California at odds with federal immigration law and agencies, placing the outlaw State in direct opposition with federal immigration authorities by disallowing local law enforcement communication with federal immigration authorities, and preventing officers from questioning and holding people on immigration violations.

The bill is a giant middle finger thrust in the face of the Trump administration, a rise to power that is largely attributed to Mr. Trump's strong stance on the illegal alien issue, and desire to build a "wall" along the southern border so as to stem the tide of illegal aliens flooding into the country.

Senate Bill 54 was approved Saturday with a 27-11 vote along party lines.

A federal response, largely consisting of a reduction of federal funds to the State, are expected.

The decision came hours after a federal judge in Chicago illegally and unconstitutionally blocked the Trump administration's move to withhold Justice Department grant funds to discourage so-called sanctuary city policies.  The court's have no constitutional authority to block any action by either branch it believes it opposes.  The judicial branch also has no enforcement arm, so any judicial opinion striking down any executive action or legislative move is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced by the courts in any way.  In short, the response to the Chicago judge's ruling by the Trump administration should be to reduce the funding going to sanctuary cities. . . despite the judge's demands.

As for California's outlaw legislation, members of the Republican Party in the State have shown their disapproval of the bill, and should add it to the GOP's campaign platform in the 2018 election.
“This bill severely undermines that effort and will make California communities less safe,” said Homan, who hosted a March town hall with Republican Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones on immigration enforcement that erupted in protests.

Thomas Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said California politicians had “chosen to prioritize politics over public safety.”

“This bill severely undermines that effort and will make California communities less safe,” said Homan, who hosted a March town hall with Republican Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones on immigration enforcement that erupted in protests.

Assemblyman Steven Choi (R-Irvine), a first-generation immigrant from South Korea, argued that he came to the U.S. legally and said the bill created “chaos” for a country built on law and order.

Others pointed to the opposition from sheriffs organizations, saying SB 54 tied officers’ hands, allowing serial thieves, chronic drug abusers and gang members to slip through the cracks.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Has Hurricane Looting Become a Norm?

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

Why is it that in the big cities when a disaster strikes, the first thing the people do is loot?  Why is it they seek stealing "free stuff" when society is in crisis?  Is looting becoming a norm for people who, thanks to their lifetime of training by the government dependency programs, are used to getting free stuff, anyway?  Have we, through liberal left gifts from the treasury created a culture of people seeking looting over abiding by the law?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Senator Feinstein: DACA on Shaky Legal Ground

By Douglas V. Gibbs

DACA was illegal in the first place, so why is anyone trying to save it?

The democrats have successfully tugged on the heartstrings of Republicans, and amnesty may be on the way for a large number of undocumented democrat voters. . .

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Join Me at Sons of Liberty, Norco

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

You may have noticed, by now, that the Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs radio program that normally airs on KMET 1490 AM on Saturdays at 1:00 pm did not air today. That's because we got preempted by exciting University of Redlands football. However, that does not mean your weekend dose of truth is not available.

While I will not be on the radio today, I will be spending time at Sons of Liberty Aleworks, 1780 Town and Country Dr., #101, Norco, California. Visit my table. I have four new Constitution Education booklets available:

1: Summary of the United States Constitution
2: Preamble of the United States Constitution
3: Separation of Powers of the United States Constitution
4: A Union of States of the United States Constitution

See you there.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

St. Louis Protest Just Another Manifestation of Left's Hegelian Dialectic

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

St. Louis, Missouri spent the evening in chaos.  Mob violence.  They called the gatherings a "protest," but protests are normally peaceable assemblies, not looting, fighting, broken windows and the setting of fires.

The reason for the upheaval was because a white police officer, Jason Stockley, was found not guilty of murdering a black suspect he had shot while serving on duty.  The suspect, Anthony Lamar Smith, way back in December 2011, was unwilling to comply with the commands of police as they approached him, used his vehicle to slam it into the police cruiser, fled in a high-speed chase that reached speeds of up to 87 miles per hour, appeared to be pulling out a firearm at the end of the chase, and was on parole for gun and drug charges, so the police officer, fearing for his life, fired upon the suspect in self-defense, killing him.

The protesters say that Stockley shot and killed Smith in cold blood, because the suspect was black.

Fox News' Will Carr, during the Friday Night protests, asked one person that if the fleeing suspect had been white, would he have been shot, and the protester responded, "No, they would have taken him alive."

Stockley waved his right to a trial by jury, and St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson found him not guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the December 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith.  "This court, as the trier of fact, is simply not firmly convinced of defendant's guilt. Agonizingly, this court has pored over the evidence again and again … This court, in conscience, cannot say that the state has proven every element of murder beyond a reasonable doubt or that the defendant did not act in self-defense."

Protesters took to the streets, blocking police from approaching, damaging a police car by smashing its windshield as they climbed all over the vehicle, and breaking windows of, and throwing paint on, the house of the city's mayor.  Police used pepper spray to clear the roadway and to attempt to quell the protest that rapidly progressed from peaceful to violent.

Prosecutors said Stockley carried out the premeditated murder of Smith by shooting him five times at close range and then planting a .38-caliber revolver in Smith's Buick after police pulled Smith's body from the car. They asserted a "kill shot" was fired at close range after the first four shots were fired in close succession and struck Smith in the shoulder.

Defense attorneys said Stockley acted "reasonably" in self-defense in killing the drug suspect he believed was reaching for a hidden handgun.

As for the argument that Stockley planted a gun in Smith's car, prosecutors argued the presence of Stockley’s DNA on the revolver in Smith's car, and the absence of Smith’s DNA on it, proved it was planted.  Two DNA analysts testified that the absence of someone’s DNA on a gun doesn’t mean that person did not touch it. “Finally, the court observes, based on its nearly thirty years on the bench, that an urban heroin dealer not in possession of a firearm would be an anomaly.”

Smith's wounds also worked in favor of Stockley's case.  The state could not explain "how Smith could have been shot in the left lower abdomen by a person standing outside the car if Smith was simply sitting in the driver's seat." A pathologist testified at trial that the wounds in Smith's left flank "could indicate Smith was reaching for something to his right at the time the wounds occurred," which "would be consistent with Stockley's testimony."

While the St. Louis protesters, and groups like Black Lives Matter, proclaim that racism is out of control and racist white police officers are targeting black people and are killing blacks as a result of their racism, black radio host Larry Elder says otherwise.
Nine hundred sixty-five people were shot by cops last year and killed. Four percent of them were white cops shooting unarmed blacks. In Chicago, in 2011, 21 people were shot and killed by cops. In 2015, there were seven."

"In Chicago, which is a third black, a third white, a third Hispanic, 70% of the homicides are black on black – about 40 per month, almost 50 per year – last year in Chicago and 75% of them are unsolved," he said. "Where is Black Lives Matter on that?"

“The idea that a racist white cop shooting unarmed black people is a peril to black people is BS," said Elder. "It’s complete and total BS. And the reason for these so-called activists saying this is the assumption that racism remains a major problem in America, and the media, CNN and especially MSNBC, runs down whenever a black cop shoots somebody, and it’s [then] some march in Washington. It’s ridiculous."

"Half the homicides in this country are committed by and against black people," said Elder. "Last year there were 14,000 homicides – not talking about suicides, I’m talking about homicides -- half of them were black [and] 96% of them were black on black of that 7,000. Where’s the Black Lives Matter on that?”
Elder says that the real problem is not racism, but that a large portion of black families are fatherless.
...the breakdown of the family -- fatherless families -- is the number one problem in America, not racism or discrimination or bad cops. He added that when it comes to murder, nearly half of the homicides each year are black-on-black killings.

...there is a liberal agenda at work and "the goal is to tell black people that we’re victims, that discrimination, racism remain major problems in America when, in fact, they don’t. And they want black people to vote for the Democratic Party."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. suggested it would take only 40 years after his marches before the United States elected its first black President.  It took 44 years, a date marked when Barack Obama was inaugurated to serve as President of the United States.  Unfortunately, according to Elder, Obama's election made matters worse. 2007, then-Sen. Obama, speaking at a historically black church in Alabama on the 42nd anniversary of the Selma march, talked about our country's great progress in race relations. America, according to Obama, is "90 percent of the way there." Obama said: "I'm here because somebody marched for our freedom. I'm here because y'all sacrificed for me. I stand on the shoulders of giants. I thank the Moses generation. But we have got to remember now that Joshua still had a job to do. ... The previous generation, the Moses generation, pointed the way. They took us 90 percent of the way there. But we (the 'Joshua generation') still got that 10 percent in order to cross over to the other side."
Now this "90 percent" occurred before Obama's election and re-election, so presumably we carved into the remaining 10 percent. But, oh what a difference a few years makes. Two things occurred.

First, the election of a black person did not bring about the expected "hope and change." In fact, the percentage of blacks living in poverty increased under Obama. Shortly before Obama's election, a supporter at a campaign rally named Peggy Joseph famously gushed about what an Obama victory would mean: "I wouldn't have to worry about putting gas in my car. I wouldn't have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know — if I help him, he'll help me." Well, guess what. Barbara Bush was right when she said, "Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House but on what happens inside your house."
In 1992, the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics examined the 75 most populous counties. Turns out the jury is less likely to convict a black defendant of a felony than a white defendant. The study found that "in 12 of the 14 types of crimes (felonies including murder, rape and other serious crimes) for which data was collected, the conviction rate for blacks is lower than that of whites." Similarly, in 2013, the National Institute of Justice, the research and evaluation agency of the DOJ, published their study of whether the police, as a result of racial bias, stop blacks more than other drivers. The conclusion? Any racial disparity in traffic stops is due to "differences in offending" in addition to "differences in exposure to the police" and "differences in driving patterns."

My uncle Eddie, a barber in Chattanooga, Tennessee, immersed himself in local Republican politics. He died 20 years before Obama got elected. He would've been stunned that the country of segregation in which he was born could evolve so that his nephew would see the election of a black president. But he would likely have been even more astonished at how quickly Martin Luther King's dream of a colorblind society has turned into a quest to purge the town square of Confederate statues. He would have been shocked that a group called Black Lives Matter, given credibility by the Obama administration, issued a "list of demands" of white people.

In eight years, we've gone from the election of the first black president to a call for campus "safe spaces" to combat alleged racist "microaggressions." Uncle Eddie would have called this moving the goal post.
The problem isn't white Republican racism, it's a leftist Democrat encouraged Marxist manipulation of our society.

The sudden rise of racism in America is not by accident.  Marxist-funded groups like Black Lives Matter and La Raza know exactly what they are doing.  It is a case of the Hegelian Dialectic and the General Will working hand in hand.

The history of racism is, first of all, the story of the Democrat Party.  They are the party of slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow Laws, and the unwillingness to cooperate with the civil rights movement and the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  Therefore, what we are seeing is a massive case of projection.  The liberal left Democrats are trying to erase their fingerprints from the history racism in America, be it by projecting the claim of racism upon their opposition, or by the toppling of statues and symbolism they believe betrays their true racist history.

The deeper problem is that the members of the liberal left are not comfortable with the American System of Liberty.  It is their goal to dismantle what the Framers of the Constitution established, and replace it with an authoritarian system based on socialist philosophy and political control.  But, to establish themselves as the ruling elite, and to silence and eliminate any opposition, a strategy needs to be followed.  In the case of the new rise of racism, it's a simple case of taking advantage of something called the "Hegelian Dialectic", which is a Marxist tactic that is used to create a problem, create an opposition to the problem, and then establish a governmental solution.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a German philosopher, and a major figure in German Idealism. Georg Hegel was born on August 27, 1770, in Stuttgart, Germany, and died on November 14, 1831, in Berlin, Germany. Hegel was a man who Karl Marx idolized. Hegel established the recipe for revolution, and the Democrat Party leftists are following it to a tee. Charlottesville and St. Louis are simply manifestations of the overall revolution being created by the liberal left Marxists in America taking advantage of Hegel's teachings.
  • Create a Problem: Racism, whether it really exists, or not. . . make it look like an out of control epidemic.
  • Create an Opposition: Black Lives Matter, Antifa, etc.
  • Create a solution: Increase of government control as a result of racial division, chaos, and class warfare, so as to establish and encourage radical revolution.
The goal is to establish a Marxist-based authoritarian communist rule.

As for the black population in America, it seems like the 95% that votes Democrat has fallen for the lies being thrown in their direction.  They have fallen for the Marxist strategy to overthrow the U.S. Constitution hook, line, and sinker.

Marxism is alive and well in groups like Black Lives Matter.  They claim to support the alleged struggles of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.  They say they are dedicated to take down white supremacy and demand reparations for a centuries long condition of white privilege.  They say theirs is a new struggle that must be resolved.

The Bolsheviks who instigated the bloody Russian Revolution that changed the large Euro-Asian country into a communist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics during the dawn of the last century also supported immigrants, minorities, and homosexuals before the revolution began. Once the Soviet Union was established, however, all members of those groups were targeted for termination and slaughtered without mercy or remorse.

In short, Black Lives Matter, and all of the foolish folks willing to follow the group's deceptive message, are simply pawns.  The protesters in St. Louis, or other Black Lives Matter marches of civil disobedience, are simply tools being used to feed the power of leftism, to provide a pathway to power for Marxists in America's system of government, and the pawns holding their fists up now will be discarded once the Marxists finish gaining power, likely executed once the leftists reach their communist dream in America.

To the Marxists of the leftist authoritarian movement residing in the shadows of America's political discourse, black lives don't matter.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Conservative Voice Radio: The Path Ahead

Saturday 8:00 am: Conservative Voice Radio
Conservative Voice Radio
Saturdays, 8:00 am Pacific
KMET 1490-AM

The Banning-Beaumont-Cherry ValleyTea Party's own radio program, Conservative Voice Radio, will be on the air this coming Saturday Morning.

Host Douglas V. Gibbs normally leads a round-table discussion with members of the Banning-Beaumont-Cherry Valley Tea Party (Glenn, Jan, and Diane) on Conservative Voice Radio, KMET 1490-AM, every Saturday at 8:00 am Pacific Time - but today's program is without Doug.