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Arlington Heights Police Hide: Crimes hidden behind a veil of fear

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If there was any doubt that the whole intention of the Arlington Heights Police force was to make money for the cronyism being conducted at the mayor’s court, then those suspicions can be put to rest. Within hours of Brendan Keefe’s I-Team report on the money being robbed from the mayor’s court generated by traffic citations, Arlington Heights announced that they would be suspending their radar enforcement along I-75. Such a move is the clear indicator of what the purpose of speed enforcement had always been—and that was to generate extra money that Arlington Heights used to balance their community budget, and to skim some off the top for personal use.

The same tricks that the public employees of Arlington Heights used in the wake of this announcement are the same ones that the public employees use in our local schools. Arlington Heights police have declared that due to the public outcry over the corruption going on within the police department and mayor’s court, that the highways would be “less safe” without the aggressive speed enforcement that has taken place in that area for many years. Such a comment sounds exactly like the statements made by public education officials when they come under fire for a controversy.

Suddenly public employees working for Arlington Heights and the other satellite districts are concerned that the same light of investigation might shine their way and were angry at Brendan Keefe for telling the story declaring that he was intentionally trying to place innocent people in danger by removing cops off the street. These fear tacticians of public employment always use the same methods, and when they get caught doing something wrong rely on “public safety” as their reason for existence. They will argue that without their work society will somehow fall off the face of the earth. They imply that they should be immune from public scrutiny because their jobs are “essential” to public welfare.

When that method does not work the public employees and their supporters will refer to their critics as “angry” people. They will say that Brendan Keefe is angry at the police which was why he did the investigation to begin with. They hope to apply pressure on him to not conduct such investigations in the future. I have personally heard every version of the “angry guy” defense from public employees due to my constant pressure over public education issues that cost a lot of tax money and hide many crimes putting institutional credence of the collective over individual liberty with often devastating results. For a sample, check out the City Beat article they did about me recently and notice the tone of their article, the slant they chose to use as a way to paint me in a negative way.

http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/blog-3137-lakota_anti_tax_spok.html

It is unlikely that the writers at City Beat working closely with Michael Clark at the Cincinnati Enquirer read from a progressive playbook when they wrote their article about me. Instead they worked from their cultural understanding which is in part shaped by the types of public employees working in Arlington Heights, or virtually any public school. The intention of the City Beat article was to point out to the more “progressive” thinkers in our society that I am a crazy out-of-touch cowboy wearing, whip cracker who has crossed the line and lost all his friends. The belief of those who wrote and participated in that article was that I’d be labeled a lone loon for all my days. Of a particular note, many of my political enemies describe my articles as “rants” that are too long winded. The truth to their comments is that they cannot match those articles with equal thoughts of their own, so they resort to calling them “rants” in an attempt to diminish the content and steer people away from the material I present.

The truth behind many of these news organizations both legitimate and entertainment oriented like City Beat is that they HATE Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom because they cannot dispute the articles I write there. They also cannot compete. People have asked me if I was angry at Michael Clark for the way he attempted to portray me and I replied that I’m not. All the parties behaved exactly as they were supposed to, and was planned out well in advance.  Clark was under pressure from Lakota Schools to not give me so much media coverage because the school could not match me in interviews. With all the changes at the Enquirer, Clark is fighting for his job. Unfortunately traditional papers view my Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom as competition, and their writers get frustrated that they are not allowed to cover the news aggressively. They cannot do as I do which is report the wages, and corruption that has went on in the schools, because the editorial department is more concerned about covering up the ugly stories in favor of telling the happy ones. This is why The Enquirer and City Beat is seeing declining readership because more and more people are getting their news from internet sources—like my blog site. So they took a shot at me, and they missed terribly.

The gamble from The Enquirer and City Beat working with the Lakota School System was to cause me so much embarrassment that I would reel from the public pressure. What they didn’t know was that most people in my community thought the exact same things as I did, and had been waiting for many years for someone to say what they were already thinking. Once I had put words to the thoughts of over 20,000 stressed out tax payers, the realization had come that the plan had backfired. For many reasons related to the events of the City Beat story, Lakota pulled their levy plans in much the same way that the Arlington Police Department pulled their patrols cars from continuing with their controversial speed trap.

The goal of the social ridicule is to prevent people like Brendan Keefe from investigating the crimes that are committed right under everyone’s nose. Most people know these crimes are being done, but they have been conditioned by ridicule to keep their mouths shut, because they don’t want to be scorned the way I was in City Beat, or the Enquirer. I was told when I wrote my controversial articles that “they” would come after me. I was told this by my friends who were very politically savvy. My response was that I invited the attack, because I was tired of dancing around the issue and wanted to strike first for a change instead of reacting to the acts of others. I estimated that people would appreciate my comments because nobody says things like that, but everyone thinks them. I thought it was time to put the thoughts on the table so the levy advocate people would know what society thought about them. The news articles attempted to paint me as a crazy radical in the hopes that the people who read me would feel the guilt of their own thoughts and would push deep down inside their own opinions, which mirrored my own. As it turned out, I was right and my political opponents were wrong.

If Brendan Keefe at Channel 9 News had not had the guts to investigate the story at Arlington Heights, the cops would still be pillaging motorists with immunity, just as they have for over a decade. Thankfully, Brendan is taking the criticism from the public employee out-cry over safety boldly. The public employees involved in this Arlington Heights case hope to knock Brendan down as a warning to other reporters who might dig too deeply. If Channel 9 sticks behind Brendan’s reporting they will discover that more viewers will tune in to 9 News than will turn away, and politicians will suddenly run for cover when they see Brendan coming. That’s how you know who the bad guys are, and what they’re up to—they are the ones who hide when someone turns on the lights. They are also the ones who declare foul when someone calls them on their crimes. The network of sinister nepotism is revealed when the cries for public ridicule erupts as it is now in Arlington Heights. The guilty parties are the ones who cry foul the loudest.

I have given just a couple of examples of what happens when corrupt organizations are revealed for what they truly are. Those who are up to no good will avoid the questions and attempt to attack the investigator with social disgrace. But if the investigator does not care about the public disgrace, they will find that corruption cannot defend their positions and must surrender. This power has always been in the hands of the press, but they have not used it. Instead they have climbed into bed with corruption by allowing it to continue without doing their jobs. They elected to play nicely with those who are up to no good, instead of holding their feet to the fire. Bad politicians, bad companies, and bad people have been allowed to feed off the good and innocent for too long because people in general—particularly in the press—lack personal courage, and care too much what others think of them. They do not want to suffer through the unpleasant ordeal of not being “liked,” so they stay away from controversy. But, the rewards in this life are in the controversy as long as the investigator is moral, and after the truth for the sake of truth.

The world would be so much better if there were more people like Brendan Keefe. Politicians wouldn’t be so quick to openly steal from tax payers, and cops wouldn’t feel they can use speed traps as their personal ATM machine. Bad people would not be so quick to exploit the weak and innocent. In the case of our modern times, all it takes for evil to prosper, is for good people to do nothing, which is how Arlington Heights and other public organizations for generations have openly looted the American public making government the joke of social conversation. But that conversation stayed away from public discourse because most people feel they weren’t allowed to say as much for fear of being singled out with derision.

My advice to everyone reading this is to break the unspoken rules of “proper” behavior and let the scum bags of this world know what they are. Don’t let them hide behind fancy titles, and thick office doors. Don’t listen to their lies, and be angry at yourself latter for not having the courage to say something when it mattered. As shown all it takes is a demand for the truth to take the cops off the highways of their extortion racket in Arlington Heights. The truth can stop a public school with a multi-million dollar budget and the thick claws organized labor running deep within it. The truth can bring down presidents, Department of Justice employees, company CEO’s or even the highest ranking military official, because the truth is more powerful in a society of scum bags than all the guns of the world. Yet people don’t use the truth because they fear being made fun of—or being called names in public. And they don’t tend to rant with long blog postings of their own because they are afraid some punk 25-year-old bar hopping kid at City Beat might put the Latin word (sic) after the improper use of ‘s in the word “husband’s” instead of “husbands.” They worry that someone might say they cannot write, or that their opinion is silly, and “uneducated.” They do not trust their inner most thoughts that scream for action when society has said to contain those emotions. It was society that created these laws so the unjust among us can escape their crimes as they did in Arlington Heights for decades openly stealing from thousands of people without a single person standing up for themselves until Brendan Keefe came to the small town with his microphone and his TV camera and wasn’t afraid to use it. Once he did, the guilty scrambled for cover and attempted to hide their actions from the eyes of the public, but discovered too late that they were already caught. If more good people acted this way, it would only take a fraction of them to remove from all of society most of the evil that currently thrives like a parasitic organism against all that is right in the world. All that is needed to defeat the kind of corruption going on in Arlington Heights is the truth, and for people to not be afraid to speak it, or act on it.

Oh, and Danny Cross, author of the City Beat article against me I can use the word (sic) too. Danny wrote:

Local angry guy Rich Hoffman should have stuck closer to the Glen (sic) Beck style that made Butler County Tea Partiers like him — too much Rush Limbaugh got the bull whip performer ousted today by the local organization he helped start.

Just in case you didn’t know it Danny, you spelled Glenn’s name incorrectly. And you can’t be ousted by an organization that you run. People may turn away from you, but you can’t be fired. That’s why all the information I put up on the school levies are still online and I have more supporters behind me now than I did before that Enquirer article came out. That’s what you call, “smart” marketing, kid.

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Rich Hoffman
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IF YOU SUPPORT HIGHER TAXES AT ALL, YOU’RE A SOCIALIST: The magic of the Fushigi Ball

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Barack Obama recently sat down with 60 Minutes to discuss his presidency, and it is interesting to study how Obama reacts to the questions asked of him, many of them quite good. But the most telling aspects of this interview which does not get said much out in the open is how this president overreacts when he is called a “socialist” and how much he believes that higher taxes are a solution to many of America’s problems. What is clear in this interview is that socialists have learned that the strong-arm of forced propaganda does not work too well with the independent minded American. However American’s are prone to fight for equality and an even shot at life for everyone because of their independent nature. So socialists have learned to repackage their message to such an extent that they even confuse themselves—which is evidently what is plaguing Barack Obama in this interview. He is without question a socialist in practice and I would say given what we now know about socialism that no American can embrace that philosophy and be an American, because socialism goes against the very fabric of what The United States was founded upon; low taxes, and minimal government.

The following quote about communism and veterans is from a source called Peoples World and can be seen here:

http://peoplesworld.org/communist-party-initiates-veterans-committee/

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With the Iraq war officially over, leaving 4,500 U.S. troops and 100,000 Iraqis dead plus tens of thousands wounded, the soldiers who fought and experienced the horror are returning home. They’re stepping out of one war zone and into another.

Faced with high rates of unemployment and discrimination in hiring, many are coping with horrific injuries and post traumatic stress disorder, fueling drug and alcohol abuse, and divorce and record suicide rates.

The experience is causing veterans to draw basic conclusions about the real nature of U.S. foreign policy and even capitalism.

Understandably there’s been an influx of veterans, including combat veterans, into the ranks of the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League.

Among those who joined recently, and are organizing a new CPUSA veterans committee, is Greg, who served as a military police at Bagram Air Force base in Afghanistan.

He said he still gets nightmares from what he witnessed travelling back and forth between Bagram, Kabul and Kandahar.

“A lot of veterans like myself go to war and want to do the right thing for our country,” he said.
“We come home and can’t even find jobs, not even part-time. I’ve found a lot of companies are hesitant to hire veterans, because veterans may have mental or physical issues. That shouldn’t be.”
Greg said he’s also experienced racism and ageism.

“When I got home my old company hired me back like they were supposed to. But soon after, that they laid me off which happens to a lot of veterans,” Greg said.

“That really pushed me over the edge. I had read a lot of the history of the party. The next day I got on line and joined the CPUSA,” he said…

Another veteran, Frank, joined the CPUSA in September. He grew up east of Los Angeles, amid the foothills of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains. Orange and avocado groves surrounded his hometown.


By the time he graduated high school they were replaced by a growing population and industry associated with the Vietnam War buildup.

Frank was drafted and spent two years in the Army. He was trained as a tank commander and saw combat in Vietnam, serving a tour of duty.

“Little by little, I realized in Vietnam, this supposed capitalist democracy wasn’t working. This wasn’t what the Vietnamese people needed. They would be much better off with socialism,” Frank said.
“When I got back there weren’t a lot of jobs for tank commanders and I had to deal with a lot of other things, nightmares of the things I’d seen. These young men and women returning [from Iraq] are dealing with similar things,” he said.

“There has to be a better way. Socialism is the way we have to go if there’s ever going to be equality between people and countries. And that’s what led me to join the CPUSA,” said Frank.

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The push is on; a large portion of American society has been incorrectly taught in public school that the United States is a democracy, not a republic. Many Americans have served oversees and witnessed different cultures and how they have varying degrees of socialism in their governments, particularly in Europe and are willing to turn away from capitalism because they became hooked overseas to the easy milk that emerges from the breast of “mother government.” Television and movies are predominately produced by left leaning political ideologues which have advanced the cause of socialism because many creative types are inheritably lazy and attracted to skills that have a limited market, so equality for all is very appealing and socialism becomes acceptable to them. America has been so divided over its own ideology because of its melting pot mentality that as a people they cannot make decisions about race, about immigration, about even how to start a business. America in the year 2012 is a mixed plate of food that has been intentionally made into a soup by many competing interests. And the folly of the United States has been to attempt to be all things to all people, because only in America can all people from different walks of life co-exist as successfully as has been done in the American experiment.

But listening to the rest of Barack Obama’s speech is a clear indication that American’s like Obama who is obviously struggling with a broken home complex and abandonment issues with his own father, the promiscuity of his mother, his spiritual values, the kind of lies that a person learns to live with when they’ve given up their citizenship once, had to lie to get into an American college, then sought to cover up that lie with millions of millions of dollars, are practicing socialists. Obama hung out with socialist radicals as a young man smoking marijuana in abundance and pretending that the academic elite held all the answers to life even to such an extent that he befriended a former American terrorists, then lied about the relationship when the media asked about it. The Barack Obama I see in the rest of this 60 Minutes interview is simply a dressed up, typical American who is among the first victims of socialist propaganda that has programmed many minds in public education and attempted to fill all the voids broken in the souls of American men and women, in a plot involving the KGB as early as the early 1950’s. American culture was slowly attacked by socialism in careful, subtle ways and the result is a society of people who don’t know what they are anymore. Barack Obama as a president represents those confused types who have lost their identity and lack a grasp of their personal cultural histories.

So let me clarify what being an American is to those who do not know or agree on any one particular point. An American is someone who adheres to the Constitution of the United States as it was written originally with the Bill of Rights included, and is someone who embraces competitive free markets as a way to find the best, most efficient solution to all problems. And an American despises higher taxes because taxes feed a larger government and a political class that is too reminiscent of the failures of other world cultures and their social hierarchies. America stepped away from all that and become the greatest country on earth very quickly, and it was no accident. Large government restricts GDP. Small government allows for the growth of GDP. It’s a very simple economic reality.

So in short, if you are the type of person who wants higher taxes to pay for programs created by government, then you are a practicing socialist, and yes that includes Medicare, Social Security, and public education. I realize that most of the American population has to participate in these programs by law, but that still does not make it right. That is simply a result of the KGB infiltration of our own government and policies which is a historic fact, even if it is too difficult for most Americans to admit that they’ve been duped. And you cannot be an American and be a socialist. The two ideals do not go together and cannot be made to culturally. It does not work even though the lazy, weak, and otherwise docile of our population wish it to be so; higher taxes are equal to socialism.

Socialism is sold to the public in the same manner as the Fushigi Ball is, with the illusion that the ball, or the government can magically levitate and produce results by keeping everyone’s eyes on the shiny core, so that nobody pays too much attention to what the hands are doing. The basic message is that if you support higher taxes even you could master the art of socialism. With the Fushigi Ball, if you just send $19.99, you can also master the defying gravity of the Fushigi Ball.

But what you often find out too late, when you open the box and pull out your Fushigi Ball, it is just a simple series of tricks that produce the illusion. I will go into greater detail about this idea in the weeks that come, but for now the clear definition of what a socialist is and whether or not you are one, is whether or not you support higher taxes. If you do, you are not an American. You are a socialist pushing society in the direction of communism. And socialism is simply a trick, a slight of hand that is intended to deceive the mind by focusing on the shiny aspects of the philosophy. Just like with the Fushigi Ball, the name has been changed to make it sound new and fresh. The magic of the Fushigi Ball is simply contact juggling. And in government, progressive government is socialism. There is no trick or magic.

And Barack Obama is a socialist. There is no question about that, he is willing to spend $19.99 on magic. He has bought into the illusion of the Fushigi Ball of socialism. He can lie to himself just as many American’s do and believe they can have their cake and eat it to, but they cannot. You cannot consume the resource by way of your mouth, put it into your belly and then have it come out in the form of defecation and call it a cake. It becomes shit when you consume it and is no longer cake. The same goes with America, you cannot consume it with socialism and expect it to look the same and be the same America once you’ve consumed it through taxation. You will turn it into…………shit, which is why all communist countries………………………….stink. And there isn’t any magic in that, or any refunds when you find out that the whole trick of socialism is just a simple illusion and you’ve been scammed.

SEE HOW THE NAKED COMMUNIST  AND IT’S 45 POINTS IS ATTACKING YOUR LIFE AT THIS LINK:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/agenda-grinding-america-down-and-the-naked-communist/

Rich Hoffman
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Old Dan Tucker: A New Year promise to progressive parasites and victims of Stockholm’s Syndrome

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My wife was getting some items for our family New Year’s Eve Party, as she proudly showed me a bottle of bourbon called Old Dan Tucker distilled in Kentucky. She told me she had gotten it because it reminded her of Mr. Edwards from her favorite television show, Little House on the Prairie when she was a little girl. That brought to my mind the thought of Mr. Edwards in that old show about westward expansion and remembered that Mr. Edwards used to sing the song Old Dan Tucker whenever he was happy:

Old Dan Tucker was a fine old man
He washed his face in the frying pan
He combed his hair with a wagon wheel
And died of the toothache in his heel

My wife showed me the bottle and read off the list of menu items she planned to prepare then went delightfully back into the kitchen to begin cooking. She had a pop to her step that was fun to watch and I realized that it was part of her personal culture from her childhood that had put her in such a good mood.
Thinking of Old Dan Tucker requires me to explain a bit further what I alluded to yesterday in my declaration of the difference between a producer of wealth and a simple whore. Not that Old Dan Tucker was either one, but rather it’s that spirit behind such characters that can either create a person of self-reliance or a social parasite. The video below best exemplifies what I have been saying for quite some time regarding the real solution to most problems that exist all around us right here, right now, and that most of the peril the human race faces is self-induced and rather silly. To review my article from yesterday click here:

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/09/19/my-history-with-bullwhips-and-the-minefield-of-public-perception/

The video you are about to see puts in perspective just how much a hundred million dollars is and how it can dramatically improve the life of one individual person. It should be noted that the video is a campaign video from a fan of Ron Paul and is advocating the political beliefs of the person running for Paul’s congressional seat. And like or hate Ron Paul’s foreign policy views, Paul is certainly the only politician on Capitol Hill, besides his son, who grasps the concepts uttered in the classic book Atlas Shrugged. And like the plot line of that great book, much of the money supply that America and the rest of the world is fighting for is being held up not by the rich, and not by an over burdened middle-class, or even consumed by the welfare class. Money and people’s access to it are being controlled by the “political class” simply to keep class warfare intact, war perpetuated so that the citizens of the earth are distracted enough to look for a leader to guide them through the turmoil. But before we can examine why and how, the understanding of how much money one hundred million dollars is must be comprehended.

The hold up of this wealth is what triggers massive conspiracies like the Bilderberg Group and the Illuminati and pawns like Communist Party USA leader Jarvis Tyner to play right into the hands of these speculative conspiracies by executing their designed role. Tyner stated over the recent Christmas break that he draws a clear right/left battle line and the communist’s commitment to Party ‘friend’ President Barack Obama and to the Democratic Party cause by saying:

“2012 is a big election year and as we know the stakes are very high. The right-wing Republican opposition unashamedly defends the wealth and privilege of the 1% over the 99% that includes tens of millions who are struggling to survive. These self-proclaimed patriots are willing to wreck our country in order to defeat Barack Obama in 2012 elections. Our party and youth league are an active part of the great democratic mass that is standing”

You can read the rest of that article for yourself at this link:

http://www.trevorloudon.com/2011/12/us-communist-leader-lays-out-strategy-for-2012-big-progressive-change-is-closer-than-we-think/

So what’s the solution to all this…….chaos instigated by the few to spread disparity across all social classes? What creates social classes to begin with? How can a political class execute these restrictions without weapons or force? Well—it’s rather easy, and if you have ever spent time studying world cultures like I have, you defeat your enemies by eliminating their culture. If you do that, you take away their will to fight, and their entire perspective to what their living role is in life. If you take away a society’s culture you will leave its people in a rudderless existence looking for someone to lead them.

So when it is said that the so-called “middle class,” the “working class,” the “welfare class,” the “One percent,” all these designations are at war with each other, they are at war for one reason, to keep the political class in power. And the political class stays in power by keeping the world fighting in needless skirmishes so that they have something to do. That is really all there is to it. This is why Ron Paul comes under such scrutiny over foreign policy when he states that America should take care of itself as a sovereign nation. What happens to most of the world’s wealth can be understood by the microcosm of African aid where millions upon millions of dollars are sent to the poor countries of Africa only to be consumed by the tyrannical dictators of those countries who purposely keep the people poor and under their control. The donors all over the world feel good about themselves for sending something, but they unknowingly perpetuate the evil by not ensuring that the intended victims get the rations, instead of the thugs who rule countries like Ethiopia. By sending money and food they actually feed the tyrants who confiscate the resources so as to keep people hungry, and educationally deficient so they are easy to control.

This sort of control isn’t isolated to small countries in Africa, but are easily seen in places like North Korea as the death of Kim Jong Il spawned worldwide concern over what kind of “leader” the son would be, who is not yet 30 years of age.

What makes people stand along those snow packed roads mourning the loss of a man who controlled every aspect of their lives? What keeps them in line while just a few soldiers guard the funeral procession? What prevents the people from overrunning the government from the communist elite and taking their freedoms back? The answer is the static pattern of culture. The people you have seen in Ethipoia and the people of North Korea are a beaten people because their culture was taken from them and is controlled by their rulers.

This is what we see happening slowly in the United States. Because America and it’s revolution from England set off a blaze of attempts throughout the world and to this very day remains the only beacon of freedom available to the hopeful who might one day come here, it is the United States Constitution that provides that freedom and is being attacked slowly through education, occupation, and propaganda so to remove that tool and bring America closer to the ruling parties of the rest of the world. Notice how Obama here says that America is a “democracy” which it isn’t. But in saying such things, he plays his part in eroding away the American culture just a bit at a time so that American’s can be much more compliant and less freedom loving in the future. Is Obama aware that he plays this role? I’d bet not. Barack Obama just does what he’s taught and told, and his static pattern is that of a socialist, so he doesn’t understand anything else. And as for the quality of person that he is, I doubt he could even manage a gas station. He’s simply a figure-head that reads what his speech writers prepare for him. And the speech writers construct their documents to appease the administrations financial contributors. That’s how the process begins. Obama is not a ruler or a leader of any kind. America doesn’t have rulers, even though we are told constantly that we do. American has public servants and that is what Obama is. His actual importance is that of a servant. Would you let the maid of your home tell you how to live your life, of course not? So why do you let a president?

The method that all these rulers and would-be leaders use to implement their aims is called The Stockholm Syndrome by modern science. It is what allows the very few to rule the masses and they do so through depravity. When governments use regulation to prevent freedom, they are using The Stockholm Syndrome to covert in people’s minds that it is government who provides, not the people themselves, and therefore government must be treated with respect. This is why politicians and thugs insert themselves between the people and the wealth that occurs through personal initiative. This is why we are not wealthy by the majority, because if government got out-of-the-way, we all could be, easily—as shown in the first video above. The video below teaches you how The Stockholm Syndrome works.

You see, governments of any country do not want personal initiative, and they certainly do not want people to understand that they are free. Those highest in government got there because they are a looter in some way or another and willing to climb those ladders of power and are no different from simple whores who will do anything for money. But once there, these same whores find they can use The Stockholm Syndrome to not only stay in power, but to gain more. This is why American culture is under attack. And this is why my mind is on Old Dan Tucker and my wife’s delight over her childhood memories of Little House on the Prairie, a show that was all about American culture. While that show played on prime time TV, every Saturday night another show called Hee Haw played and my grandparents used to watch it religiously, and since I was around them often, I had no choice but to watch also and in the back of my mind I remembered that Grandpa Jones had a rendition of that song that was popular back then.

In my own youth I would shoot guns and practice with my bullwhips while my grandfather played a banjo on his back porch and my grandma would cut the head off a chicken and cook it for dinner. During dinner we’d watch Hee Haw so I understood my wife’s nostalgia for that song and as I went back and found the video you just watched it became evident that our American culture has been under severe attack by progressives for nearly two straight decades now. That video would never be on prime time television these days, television executives wouldn’t stand for it. Progressivism (this tendency toward The Stockholm Syndrome) has actually been going on for 100 years, but it wasn’t until fairly recently that they gained majority power at networks and newspapers to begin to implement their long-term strategy which is to rob America of its independence by making us all “interdependent” to the nations of the world, many of whom are ruled by whores like Kim Jong Il, even if to lesser degrees, it is The Stockholm Syndrome that is intended.

Want to see The Stockholm Syndrome at work right now? Go to Washington D.C. and visit K-Street. The prostitutes there, many are victims of human trafficking and it is The Stockholm Syndrome that keeps them attached to their pimps. Think about it, after a night of sex, what keeps one of those women from taking her $500 to $1000 and leaving town to work somewhere far away as a waitress or factory worker? Fear. So at the end of a night letting men spew all their goo all over and inside them, they bring their money to their pimps out of blind obedience. And what about the customers, the lobbyists and politicians who roam up and down K-Street till 4 and 5 AM picking up these prostitutes, cheating on their wives back home in their districts, what possesses them to do such a thing? Their low quality nature, their destroyed cultural perspective, their enslavement to progressivism, to The Stockholm Syndrome of party rule, pick one side or the other and play by the rules. If they step out of line they get their noogies cut off…….fear, just like the K-Street prostitute.

Culture is the key to success or failure of a nation. Without a firm understanding of what it is, people are easy to conquer and manipulate. So on this eve of a new year I can declare one thing, which is in evidence here…..I will not let American culture die. And I’m not alone in that declaration, but I have decided over this past year of 2011 to make a career change and I’m in the middle of it now. My goal of 2012 is to help resurrect the America that I remember from my own youth where banjo pickin’ was common in the country and rock and roll roared in the suburbs. The music and culture of America is about rebellion from any form of tyranny and the government is intended to be minimal as established by The Constitution. So my new career is to provide the young people of American culture something to slap their knee to and give them the willingness to fire a gun and keep in their minds fresh a culture that is the best opportunity for the entire world to be wealthy, healthy and wise, and free of government parasites whose small meager minds can only be lofty at the expense of the human race.

And as to Old Man Tucker—oh he’s alive as Bruce Springsteen will show you here from a 2007 concert in Italy. Listen to the audience, they know the song……and I think it’s about time America stop apologizing for being good and focus on playing Old Man Tucker to the people of Ethiopia, North Korea, and the girls on K-Street and hang the tyrants of communism, progressivism, and the political class atop a flag pole by their pant legs.

Happy American New Year! Save the world by destroying progressivism! But not before I eat some of this good food I smell coming from the kitchen.

SEE HOW THE NAKED COMMUNIST  AND IT’S 45 POINTS IS ATTACKING YOUR LIFE AT THIS LINK:

https://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/agenda-grinding-america-down-and-the-naked-communist/

Rich Hoffman
http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
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Teddy Roosevelt King of the Progressive Party: See the list that shows where unions spend their money

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I have on my night stand three massive books about Teddy Roosevelt that I cherish greatly by Edmund Morris. Roosevelt was a complex, intelligent man who by the end of his presidency had begun a slide toward Victorian socialism which came from his roots being born wealthy in New York. Teddy at the time was the youngest president and was still a young man who climbed to the highest office of the land early, due to his love of fighting, and his ambition to be loved. And once that office was over, he went on a safari for an entire year and during that trip with his son Kermit decided that he wanted to run for president again once he returned back to America. But there was a problem, his good friend; William Howard Taft had the Republican nomination leaving Teddy to enter the race as a third party candidate. Teddy Roosevelt became the first “Progressive” presidential candidate by a political organization that would entail Woodrow Wilson, Walter Lipmann, and eventually Roosevelt’s younger cousin, FDR. The Teddy Roosevelt who had been the Rough Rider just before the turn of the century was by 1912 a communist sympathizer lured into the philosophy by the work of Marx, and Sir Thomas More’s Utopia. At the time Roosevelt thought he was being quite clever, because communism hadn’t been around very long and was all the rage of Europe which he adored. So Roosevelt believing that he was part of the “elite” class by birth began a dark journey that would launch a century of gradual erosions on the United States Constitution leading to a tyrannical speech by current President Barack Obama who would take up the Roosevelt progressive torch, and attempt to lure Republicans over to the progressive party with the name of Teddy.

In the speech below you will see President Obama attempt to use Teddy Roosevelt to appear as though Republicans have embraced the philosophy of Obama’s party. Obama and Roosevelt as Teddy was in 1912 are both Progressives, which is just an American term for Communists. You will see that reference at the 11:20 mark.

I wrote in a bit more detail what happened to Roosevelt especially during the later years of his presidency and the years directly after in this article. Feel free to dig a little deeper by clicking on that link.

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/you-are-a-slave-learning-who-they-are/

The path to hell is most always paved with good intentions, and this is certainly true of Teddy Roosevelt. The problem is, once he realized that he had gone too far, his mind was so corrupted with power that he could no longer understand what his policies were doing to the future of the United States.

Roosevelt at no time in his life came to understand money. He was born into a wealthy family, wrote countless books, was Vice President, President, Police Commissioner, world traveler and adventurer, yet during his entire life he never came to realize the meaning of money. He had been born without understanding how money was made, and at no time did he learn to make it. Roosevelt if he had not been born into a wealthy family would be a bum, barely able to feed himself. He is the exact effigy of the condition described in the book Atlas Shrugged by the famous MONEY SPEECH. You can read that speech here:

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/s-b-5-passes-the-good-of-money-whats-missing-in-our-culture/

As to the rest of what Teddy represented and exactly what Barack Obama and his friends of progressives are after, listen to this radio broadcast by Glenn Beck where he breaks down the speech from above and explains what is really going on.

These are not Republicans and Democrats, these men Teddy Roosevelt and Barack Obama. Much of the wealth these government looters enjoyed in American prosperity was put into motion before Roosevelt became president. It took a hundred years to get there from 1799 to 1899. Progressivism has been a cancer to American independence since the time of Roosevelt up to the current date. Socialism has been more openly practiced by our government and this is what Obama is proposing. Open socialism will gradually over time become communism where the ruling elite, such as Obama and his hero Teddy Roosevelt, will be the masters of our fate.

Roosevelt is praised for his attack on the railroad monopolies and asserted that it should be government’s role to prevent monopolies. But the unintended consequences of his actions have created the largest monopoly of all labor unions, and an ever expanding government. After all, isn’t government as an employer a monopoly? Who competes with government to drive down the costs of government, the private sector? Doesn’t government have an unfair advantage over the private sector in being able to impose at will more regulations so that the private sector cannot compete head to head with government? Who busts the government monopoly when it proves that it is much too large and more dangerous than the railroads were in Roosevelt’s time? I’d say that government is much larger and dangerous than the railroads ever were. Because at least people had a choice of whether they wanted to use railroads or not, we don’t have a choice but to use a government service of some kind, because it’s everywhere and in everything.

Due to the trust busting actions of Teddy Roosevelt you can thank his grave for every building permit that you must submit in your local township, every fee you must pay to government for an inspection of some type or another for every one of those jobs created by government must have some revenue, and authority must be given to collect those fees. The monopoly of government has created many divisions of itself to regulate some aspect of our living, and most of the time there is a fee for the inspections that must be met. It was Teddy Roosevelt who started this path toward socialism through progressive philosophy.

Labor unions became a mechanism to this government growth. For every time they protested government found a way to create more government to deal with their complaints. It didn’t take long for unions to figure out that these rules worked out in their favor so the monopoly of labor unions joined with the monopoly of government to create an oligopoly of taxation scams through legislation and regulation which simply looted money from the United States economy to fuel progressive politics. If you have any doubts about how tight labor unions and government are in protecting their respective monopolies, just examine the situation with Boeing attempting to build a manufacturing facility in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, and you will see who the villains really are.

Teddy Roosevelt laid the groundwork for the socialist labor unions to get a foothold in America, now progressive politics is heavily funded by these labor unions. Below are the campaign contributions by the various labor unions from 1990 to 2010. It is through these labor unions that progressive politics has been feeding with money to expand their philosophy.

Notice how most of the money goes to Democrats, like Barack Obama. Some of the money that went to Republicans are the types of Republicans who are Progressives. Back in 1912, Teddy Roosevelt would have qualified. But in our modern times state senators like Bill Seitz who fought against the collective bargaining bill of Issue 2 in Ohio, or Federal Senator John McCain would fit in that category of “PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICANS.” They aren’t any different than politicians like Barack Obama. They are all in essence the same.

So what is the plan of these mighty all-knowing progressives? What do they have in mind for America?
Slavery. They believe they are smarter than everyone else, and they believe they have the right as the “ruling class” to make decisions on your behalf.
And it all started with Teddy Roosevelt over 100 years ago and those progressives have been eroding away the American Constitution for that entire time. They revealed themselves last week when they voted that the military could arrest Americans without trial with the NDAA act. Check it out for yourself:

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/throw-every-senator-who-voted-for-s-1867-ndaa-out-of-office-rule-by-fools/

Progressives intend to reunite America under the umbrella of Europe. They intend to deliver America to the hands of Socialist International and they have sped up their plans recently because people are starting to catch on to their scam. That is why Obama gave that speech in that particular town under premise of New Nationalism. That New Nationalism is Socialism for America.

Oh, and one more little footnote about Teddy Roosevelt, leader of President Obama’s Progressive Party. Many people think of Roosevelt as the Rough Rider who marched up San Juan Hill and led his troops to victory. What many people don’t know about Roosevelt’s true intentions in trying with great vigor to leave his cushy government job as Assistant Secretary to the Navy was there was more to it than just patriotism. Roosevelt was a man of many talents, he was a politician, he was an author, he was an explorer, he was a naturalist, but more than anything he was a hunter. He killed lions, elephants, bears, virtually everything he ever met that had four legs. And deep in his heart which he revealed before his regiment left the port of Tampa for Cuba was he wanted to hunt a human being. Roosevelt wanted to know that he had the courage to take the life of another man, and until he killed a man, Teddy doubted his own manhood. So the vigor of his great charge of San Jaun Hill was to kill another man and know that he had the courage to take the life of another human being, which he did, much to his personal relief. After Teddy killed his man, he became settled in his mind knowing that he had conquered that personal goal, and his slide into a more Progressive thinker had begun every year thereafter. That is the leader of the Progressive Party and President Obama’s idol. That is why I keep the Teddy Roosevelt books next to my bed, so I can review them often, and never forget the hypocrisy of good intentions.

SEE THE WORLD THROUGH HOFFMAN LENSES:

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/socialists-live-hoffman-lenses-on-urban-meyer/

Rich Hoffman
http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
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Throw Every Senator Who Voted For S.1867 NDAA OUT OF OFFICE: Rule by fools

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If you want to see who voted for the very controversial NDAA Bill I have them all listed below.  Darryl Parks of 700 WLW covered a number of terrible tragedies that are happening in America right out in the open. In the following broadcast Darryl covers the sudden fix for the Cincinnati budget deficit and explains how the smoke and mirror game works. Then he talks about the epic tragedy of S.1867 NDAA. Click the video below to listen to that broadcast.

Before I get into who voted for the S. 1867: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 let me just say that I have always suspected that government was crooked. Heck, I’ve even seen it up close, been a victim of a sort. I was only a victim because I trusted government once, I thought the rules actually worked, and as long as I played by them, then I’d be on the right side of things. No, that’s not the case.

Over the last year I have seen even silly laws over common sense all enticing programs like education, which affects every American, riddled with corruption. State controlled education is more concerned with spreading progressive socialism than actually producing good people. And the proof is in the way it’s funded. Three times I’ve had to help defend my community from progressive tax increases in just an 18 month period, and still the school district insists on increasing taxes on the community because the real aim is not school funding, or the maintenance of a community school, but to TAX THE RICH, the wealthy business owners of the community on a socialist quest established by the United States Department of Education. Just one year ago at this site I put out the alarm over Net Neutrality which was passed just before Christmas of 2010. We’ve also discussed in great length the TSA which was a direct panic reaction to the WAR ON TERROR and has made business travel on the airlines a miserable infringement on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, for nobody likes to see their wife groped by a TSA agent or know that those same cheesy faced “mall cops” are looking at naked pictures of the woman who just passed through their scanners. I have seen more encroachment of government in this last year than in any year of my life……………ever! And this has been happening as the Tea Party movement has gained strength and there are more eyes than ever looking into these dirty, tyrannical deeds. The government simply does not care who sees, or what people know. They are marching openly to work against all of us with the late night passage of Senate Bill 1867: NDAA sponsored by Senator John McCain, a progressive Republican and former Presidential candidate.

Think about it. In the last election we had Progressive socialist Barack Obama who simply wants to turn America into a socialist Kenyan village. Or Progressive Republican John McCain who wants to continue some stupid all enticing plan established by a bunch of Skull and Bones rejects who obviously have worked through him over the years toward the goals established by Socialist International, only by a less direct route than Obama. The system is rigged and NONE of these politicians have any respect for the American people—do you know why dear reader? Because they EDUCATED you! They know you are stupid, that you can’t think for yourself, that you secretly want a government handout. They know you are a sucker who will stand in line where the government tells you to, and you won’t question why, because they taught you to do so from a small child. And they are so confident that you don’t have the intellectual capacity to understand what they are doing to you that they just keep marching against the American people taking away one liberty at a time over a period of decades until there is nothing left of the Constitution.

Want proof?

One of my frequent readers here sent me a note over the weekend that I had never seen. It was from over a year ago after one of the first failed school levies at my local school district of Lakota.  The note was a comment from one of those websites that nutty, bell-bottomed, neurotic mothers frequent who want everyone in the world to pay for their kid to get a socialist education, and was accusing me of leaving some sort of sarcastic posting just a few days after the election.  The anger toward me was because I played a large part in defeating that tax increase.  Well, I didn’t leave any posting there, because I didn’t even know this website existed. But never-the-less, my name was mentioned below. The first comment is the posting that I am accused of leaving; the second is the response from the typical school levy advocate, and progressive voter. It is people like LAKOTAMOM5 who put in office the kind of politicians that are stealing our country from us. (By the way, I corrected her spelling and grammar errors so not to make my readers eyes bleed. Well sort of, just the serious spelling errors. I left the fragmented sentence structures intact for intellectual illumination)

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Overcast
3:47 PM on November 4, 2010
Oh and Maxwell – let me convey a lesson I, myself learned over the years.

When many run against a wall, they may see it as an ‘obstacle’ – but you are in a position to make this an opportunity. An opportunity to be a leader at your school. Take the reins and try to organize some student groups to fill in the blanks that school administration obviously can’t with the current budget limitations. Keep the innovative spirit of America alive, make a name for yourself – don’t see this as a crisis ignore the ‘doom and gloom’ others might say/post to further political agendas, look at it as opportunity for you!
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lakotamom5
5:13 PM on November 4, 2010
I am sure this post is Rich Hoffman, and you seem proud of stealing an education from children.

Your behavior and lack of regard for children or their future is a disgrace to you and this community.

If you think that kids can get to college by placing that they went to the library with their friends on their transcript, you are demonstrating your lack of intelligence and education.

Almost every single ad, blog post and your website are riddled with grammar problems and incorrect spelling. It’s obvious you didn’t receive a good education.

Your behavior and that of the other rich, greedy men who helped you is a disgrace to this community. Stealing signs, yelling at people, confronting students in person and online and taking unapproved photos is something I have never seen.

Pat yourself on the back for a job well done. But, we will continue to expose your true agenda over the next few months to make sure you are not successful in destroying this district and this community.
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There are millions of LAKOTAMOM5’s out there and they are clearly socialists. Notice how the woman calls my lack of support GREEDY, because the rich of my community don’t want to just chuck endless amounts of money at a school. That is because she is a trained socialist, and she is the first who will say that S.1867 NDAA is a good bill because it will keep our nation safe. It is because of people like LAKOTAMOM5 that politicians no longer care what the 30 to 40 percent of us in America who actually read and know what’s going on think. Because the sheer numbers of stupid people like LAKOTAMOM5 that are out there are easy to snowball, so politicians are becoming bolder and bolder in their tyranny, because they know half the nation is as stupid as LAKOTAMOM5.

Well, not everyone is willing to be stupid and play by the rules of senators like McCain and President Obama, and everyone else on Capitol Hill. In fact, with the exception of the 7 people who voted against S.1867 NDAA, every Senator on the list below should be thrown out of office immediately, for acts of tyranny against the United States Constitution. EVERY SINGLE ONE!

What you will find below is the voting record for S.1867 NDAA. For more detail simply click on the link:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=s2011-218

VOTE OVERVIEW
Totals Democrats Republicans Independents
Needed To Win
Yea: 93 (93%)
48 44 1
Nay: 7 (7%) 3 3 1
Present: 0 (0%) 0 0 0
Not Voting: 0 (0%) 0 0 0
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Representative
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Alabama
Yea AL Sessions, Jefferson [R]

Yea AL Shelby, Richard [R]

Alaska
Yea AK Begich, Mark [D]

Yea AK Murkowski, Lisa [R]

Arizona
Yea AZ Kyl, Jon [R]

Yea AZ McCain, John [R]

Arkansas
Yea AR Boozman, John [R]

Yea AR Pryor, Mark [D]

California
Yea CA Boxer, Barbara [D]

Yea CA Feinstein, Dianne [D]

Colorado
Yea CO Bennet, Michael [D]

Yea CO Udall, Mark [D]

Connecticut
Yea CT Blumenthal, Richard [D]

Yea CT Lieberman, Joseph [I]

Delaware
Yea DE Carper, Thomas [D]

Yea DE Coons, Chris [D]

Florida
Yea FL Nelson, Bill [D]

Yea FL Rubio, Marco [R]

Georgia
Yea GA Chambliss, Saxby [R]

Yea GA Isakson, John [R]

Hawaii
Yea HI Akaka, Daniel [D]

Yea HI Inouye, Daniel [D]

Idaho
Yea ID Crapo, Michael [R]

Yea ID Risch, James [R]

Illinois
Yea IL Durbin, Richard [D]

Yea IL Kirk, Mark [R]

Indiana
Yea IN Coats, Daniel [R]

Yea IN Lugar, Richard [R]

Iowa
Yea IA Grassley, Charles [R]

Nay IA Harkin, Thomas [D]

Kansas
Yea KS Moran, Jerry [R]

Yea KS Roberts, Pat [R]

Kentucky
Yea KY McConnell, Mitch [R]

Nay KY Paul, Rand [R]

Louisiana
Yea LA Landrieu, Mary [D]

Yea LA Vitter, David [R]

Maine
Yea ME Collins, Susan [R]

Yea ME Snowe, Olympia [R]

Maryland
Yea MD Cardin, Benjamin [D]

Yea MD Mikulski, Barbara [D]

Massachusetts
Yea MA Brown, Scott [R]

Yea MA Kerry, John [D]

Michigan
Yea MI Levin, Carl [D]

Yea MI Stabenow, Debbie Ann [D]

Minnesota
Yea MN Franken, Al [D]

Yea MN Klobuchar, Amy [D]

Mississippi
Yea MS Cochran, Thad [R]

Yea MS Wicker, Roger [R]

Missouri
Yea MO Blunt, Roy [R]

Yea MO McCaskill, Claire [D]

Montana
Yea MT Baucus, Max [D]

Yea MT Tester, Jon [D]

Nebraska
Yea NE Johanns, Mike [R]

Yea NE Nelson, Ben [D]

Nevada
Yea NV Heller, Dean [R]

Yea NV Reid, Harry [D]

New Hampshire
Yea NH Ayotte, Kelly [R]

Yea NH Shaheen, Jeanne [D]

New Jersey
Yea NJ Lautenberg, Frank [D]

Yea NJ Menendez, Robert [D]

New Mexico
Yea NM Bingaman, Jeff [D]

Yea NM Udall, Tom [D]

New York
Yea NY Gillibrand, Kirsten [D]

Yea NY Schumer, Charles [D]

North Carolina
Yea NC Burr, Richard [R]

Yea NC Hagan, Kay [D]

North Dakota
Yea ND Conrad, Kent [D]

Yea ND Hoeven, John [R]

Ohio
Yea OH Brown, Sherrod [D]

Yea OH Portman, Robert [R]

Oklahoma
Nay OK Coburn, Thomas [R]

Yea OK Inhofe, James [R]

Oregon
Nay OR Merkley, Jeff [D]

Nay OR Wyden, Ron [D]

Pennsylvania
Yea PA Casey, Robert [D]

Yea PA Toomey, Patrick [R]

Rhode Island
Yea RI Reed, John [D]

Yea RI Whitehouse, Sheldon [D]

South Carolina
Yea SC DeMint, Jim [R]

Yea SC Graham, Lindsey [R]

South Dakota
Yea SD Johnson, Tim [D]

Yea SD Thune, John [R]

Tennessee
Yea TN Alexander, Lamar [R]

Yea TN Corker, Bob [R]

Texas
Yea TX Cornyn, John [R]

Yea TX Hutchison, Kay [R]

Utah
Yea UT Hatch, Orrin [R]

Nay UT Lee, Mike [R]

Vermont
Yea VT Leahy, Patrick [D]

Nay VT Sanders, Bernard [I]

Virginia
Yea VA Warner, Mark [D]

Yea VA Webb, Jim [D]

Washington
Yea WA Cantwell, Maria [D]

Yea WA Murray, Patty [D]

West Virginia
Yea WV Manchin, Joe [D]

Yea WV Rockefeller, John [D]

Wisconsin
Yea WI Johnson, Ron [R]

Yea WI Kohl, Herbert [D]

Wyoming
Yea WY Barrasso, John [R]

Yea WY Enzi, Michael [R]

If you don’t want your life to be ruined by stupid people like LAKOTAMOM5 then you have to call them out in your home communities. Because it is fools like LAKOTAMOM5 who put politicians like the YEA votes above into office. And if you keep your mouth shut and let these bubble butt bitches ruin our country with their squawking shrills for “safety” then we will lose our country completely in just a few short years.

To understand the magnitude of the situation I would like to refer your attention to the link shown here:
http://www.infowars.com/terror-memos-reveal-total-destruction-of-us-constitutional-freedoms/

These are not times where you can sit back and let panicky ignorance like LAKOTAMOM5 determine the fate of our country. These are times where the wise and strong among us have to act, and do so quickly, and with firm resolution that is unbendable!

SEE THE WORLD THROUGH HOFFMAN LENSES:

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/12/03/socialists-live-hoffman-lenses-on-urban-meyer/

Rich Hoffman
http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
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New Ideas From No Lakota Levy: The Pretentious Education Empire

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I made a major announcement on the Doc Thompson show just before Thanksgiving where the No Lakota Levy group is making plans to work with a local foundation to help kids in the Lakota School District with their pay-for-play fees, brought on by the school because they cannot balance their budget and is using the same old extortion methods to wring money from the residence and business owners of Liberty and West Chester Twp. The reason we are getting involved in this business of helping the students is we want to help take the edge off the kids who are being used as a tool of combat by the school system to drive up the enormous labor costs brought on by a radical union element while the school levy battles look to continue well into 2012. Listen to that announcement here:

The final straw with many of the business owners who have associated with No Lakota Levy were the threatening letters and nasty emails we received after the third levy defeat. After the election, as they did last time, radical employees of the school system who we employ to perform a community task show what they are really about. Below is one such letter from what appears to be the husband of Lindsey Schmidt the Lakota West English teacher. The man wrote the letter by signing it, and he addressed all the teachers of Lakota, so he is obviously invested and is seeking to provoke the teachers into a radical froth of anger. I show his letter the way he sent it so that you can see for yourself dear reader, what these employees are really all about and how they think.

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To the teachers of Lakota,

It is obvious that, with the continued rejection of school levies in
Lakota, schools will need to make further cuts to streamline
operations. I believe it is incumbent on the teachers of this district
to be sure that the next round of cuts be initiated by the labor force.
It is time for teachers to stop giving their labor away for free.
Make gone the days of 50-70 hour work weeks. Work only to the hours
stipulated by your contract. Take the hours you used to devote to
grading papers, offering extra help, and improving your presentations
and put them toward the attention of your families. To make up for the
loss of step increases, use the extra time you have previously given to
your district for free to seek out a second job. Contract out any
remedial help to struggling students. To take pride in your work, you
must realize that your labor is valuable. Stop giving it away for free
when clearly the times of public support have changed. When the public
can no longer afford the system of the past, it is the public, not the
labor force, that will have to decide how to counterbalance the
shortfall.

William Schmidt

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It is because of people like this, that more and more people are deciding that they don’t want to give money to prop up the wages and benefits of this very protected class of pretentious education employees. Members of the community want to help the kids, because that’s why we send them to school in the first place, but more and more people are sick and tired of throwing money at people like the man who wrote the above letter. People like that are standing in the way real education improvement.

The No Lakota Levy group is going to help provide that bridge for those who want to help the kids without giving the money to the school itself in what is becoming known as a black hole of investment. No Lakota Levy as a group has also tried to help the administration balance their budget by telling them how to do it. The situation is simple. The superintendent should instruct the teachers union, (the LEA) that it needs to lower their labor costs by 5%. What that means is that the average salary which is currently $63K per year would need to be $59,800 per year. For teachers who make $85,000 per year would have to take a wage cut of $4,250 making their yearly wage $80,750 per year, hardly a severe hardship. If the LEA would agree to this, Lakota would balance its budget for the next 5 years. It’s pretty simple. If some of the teachers don’t want to agree to the reduction, they are free to shop themselves around the open market, but any school district they might go to will be going through the same cost adjustments that Lakota is going through so it’s a move at their own risk. They might be out of a job in those districts in a few years anyway if they refuse to bend on their pricing.

That would take care of the financial problems at Lakota and if the LEA cared one bit about the community they work in, they’d come up with the idea on their own. After all, even at $80K as opposed to $85K, they are still WAY over the average income of the tax payers who pay for the teacher salaries. But the LEA won’t make such a move, and the superintendent won’t even ask. The school board won’t even put the idea on the table, because they are all part of the same money-making system and are made up of the kind of people like William Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt is actually encouraging the teachers to do less, because the community is not willing to throw more money at them. In my opinion the cuts should be 30%. No teacher should make $80K per year and only work 9 months a year. They aren’t doing any service that is all that incredibly valuable. They are simply doing the work that lazy parents don’t want to, and they are charging a killing to do it.

Those problems are not the greater problem of the community. The public schools are part of the community, but they are not the hub of the wheel that everything else revolves. They are according to them however. The pretentious school employees behave like some only child from a wealthy family, who has no perspective on life but to scream like a baby and have the parents shut them up by giving them things to appease them temporarily. Well, finally the community is learning to stick up for itself and not allow themselves to be pushed around by these spoiled brats. And the No Lakota Levy announcement of working with the foundation is in the spirit of the community taking back control of the education system little by little from these radical union types.

Taking control of our schools again from these pretentious academics is probably the most important thing we can do during the year of 2012. Little by little, if the community begins to inject itself upon the empire of public education, the dictators who rule those scholastic hallways will retreat back into the abysses from which their minds belong. But it starts with honestly answering the questions, “Is this the best we can do in public education?” “Are we happy with an ‘excellence with distinction’ rating that means virtually nothing to the outside world except those who sell real-estate, because the kids are coming out of the meat grinder of public education far from being self-reliant, but instead seem destined to be forever dependent on government in some fashion or another, deeming the education received to be a perilous failure?” Well my answer is that I’m not happy with it. It’s too expensive, too liberal, and too pretentious. Take those elements away and the education system could operate with half the cost, and produce much higher results. Don’t believe me……..give it a try. You’ll never know unless you try.

Rich Hoffman
http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
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Cuts, Cuts, and More Cuts: Protesting “Target” for trying to open on Thanksgiving

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Doc Thompson on 700 WLW covered a topic which demonstrates the epic clash of ideas in our modern-day. There is a man who is circulating a petition to prevent Target, the department store, from opening on Thanksgiving Day; because he’s concerned that it will interfere with his Thanksgiving dinner, since he will have to head in to work early to prepare for the late night opening. My first thought about the man is that he can choose to work for Target or not to. Those are choices within his control. But he does not have a right to alter the business strategy of Target to suit his Thanksgiving dinner. It is his job to alter his schedule around his employment. For Target to open on Thanksgiving is a market driven need. Target’s existence is not employee driven its market driven. That is the key discrepancy of our modern problems. Listen to that broadcast at the video below:

This discussion about Target’s Thanksgiving plans comes as the smoke cleared from the Middletown City Council 4-3 decision to lay-off nine of their firefighters. The money just isn’t there. So the decision was to cut those jobs. What makes the decision worse and more impactful to the community of Middletown is because of Issue 2 being repealed, city council must lay-off the last hired, who also happens to be the cheapest. If Issue 2 would have held, the fire department could have let go of an employee who is just milking their way to retirement, who has obviously declined in performance over the years who might make 80K per year and must instead let go of two firefighters who only make 40K to attack the budget deficit goal. It’s nothing against the older employee, but they are simply too expensive, and if they are not performing at a 80K a year level, they should be let go so the fire department can keep the two firefighters who only make 40K. So Middletown had to cut 9 firefighters to meet their budget demands.

Of course there are more costs associated with these public employees besides just raw wages. At the Lakota School District the No Lakota Levy group figured out that the average employee at Lakota makes over $67 per hour of employment or $130,000 per year by the time all their benefits are factored in, and that is how a savings is made when lay-offs are implemented. The front end salary makes up a huge difference and when that is applied across a workforce of 20 to 200 it adds up to a very large number. Have a look at the math in calculating the public employee costs at Lakota here:

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/lakota-teacher-overall-compensation-is-130219-per-year-vote-no-the-lakota-school-levy/

Yes the firefighters showed up like all those other crazy public employees usually do and protested the lay-offs, but they forget that they are not management. They do not have a right to manipulate the management structure. They do have a right to find another job if they don’t like the conditions of employment, but they don’t have a right to scream like a bunch of little children to keep their job, just like the protestor at Target does not have a right to dictate when Target opens for business. Of course members of management hate to do it, nobody likes to lay off a worker, and nobody likes to fire employees, but it’s a reality of any management when the budget dictates. I’ve had to do it more times than I can remember and they all hurt. But when the money isn’t there, that is the grim reality. Check out video and the story from Channel 19 here:

http://www.fox19.com/story/16043399/firefighter-layoffs-to-be-discussed-at-middletown-meeting

But Middletown isn’t the only city going through this kind of thing. Monroe City Schools is having public meetings to try to figure out what they can do to close a $2.7 million dollar deficit. Monroe is looking to their southern neighbors in Lakota and Mason and seeing the tremendous tax increase resistance going on in those districts and is trying to avoid that same controversy.

http://www.pulsejournal.com/news/local-news/monroe-schools-face-2-7m-deficit-for-2012monroe-schools-face-2-7m-deficit-for-2012-1285331.html

Of course the clueless public worker who believes that all the jobs in society were created for their convenience will simply propose that taxes be increased to meet the budget deficits. This is the response at Lakota where the superintendent who is supposed to manage the finances of the district simply stated after the third levy defeat, “But the teachers have already taken a pay freeze.” Well………so much for management letting the employees know how hard-nosed the superintendent will be in reducing costs. Instead of exploring possibilities of approaching the teachers union to reduce their employee costs on the district, which are currently ridiculously high the superintendent says the teachers have accepted a “wage freeze,” as if that were enough! I’ve shown you at the link above how much those Lakota employees cost the taxpayers, and the obvious next step would be to reduce those costs to balance the budget approved by the community. That would be the next step if public workers thought the way the rest of the world does. No, instead, they only know how to lay-off workers or ask for more taxes to pay for their distorted view of reality. Management is virtually non-existent in public service and that’s how everything got out-of-control in the first place to deliver us upon this current crises.

But that’s not all; Cincinnati City Council which is now largely liberal because of the protest vote against supporters of Issue 2 will have to solve a much larger budget gap than they did a year ago. Here’s how it went exactly one year ago when the previous city council attempted to solve their budget problems. Council never solved their problems from then till now. Check out this link!

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/its-the-end-of-the-road-budget-problems-for-everyone/

Postal workers are now protesting the closing down of a sorting station in Cincinnati, because the Postal Service is also broke! They think somehow by their chanting money will magically appear in their budget. They like the Target worker in Doc Thompson’s radio broadcast think that their jobs exist for their livelihoods, not the public they are supposed to serve. It seems beyond their reasoning to conclude that higher taxes to pay for their extraordinary benefits are not an option. Somewhere at some time someone told them that government creates jobs and since they now worked for the government, then they’d be cared for all their lives. Nobody told them that the utopia would collapse on itself when the money ran out and the pension payments were due. The politicians who made those promises are most likely in the Bahamas drinking pina coladas through a straw, living out their lives of looting off the public sector in relative security and comfort. Now all the promises that were made by those thieves are expected to be kept, and that means that some people will have to lose their jobs to fulfill those promises.

I think back to all the commercials that aired during the Issue 2 campaign when it was said that if we wanted to keep our firefighters, our police and our teachers then we needed to repeal Issue 2. People like me declared such statements as an outright lie.

Now, unfortunately people are learning who was telling the truth and who wasn’t, and they’ll come to regret what they’ve done to themselves. Chants, protests, and magic wands will not place money in your pockets and solve the problems. Only good management and strategic thinking will, and those who cling to the old ways will undoubtedly perish in the aftermath.

Things are about to get very, very ugly.

Rich Hoffman
http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
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The Next Day Part 2: LAKOTA LEVY DEFEATED by 18,788 VOTERS!

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(To see The Next Day Part 1 from last year click here):Doc Thompson of 700 WLW and I talked about the election results as the smoke cleared on the “Day After” the Election of 2011.


Many of the reporters I spoke with on Election Day wanted to know what I was going to do to “celebrate” on that very contentious night. “I’m going to play Wii Golf with my wife,” I told them, which garnered some strange looks.

While we did just that I did watch the numbers come in off The Butler County Board of Elections web site, so my mind was on other matters. Issue 2 failing demonstrates how the public unions have managed to garner 43.4% higher wages than the rest of us. They are an organization of deep radicalism that is prepared to yell, march, and even mislead to protect their hive just like a swarm of insects. I’ll have much more on that later, because my focus as the smoke is clearing upon the rising sun of Wednesday, November 09, 2011 was on the school levies.

Issue 2 was the fix to the school levy problem, and I saw that as the results came in, that the same “machine” of the public unions that we saw in the Issue 2 debate had taken its toll on the school levies. Little Miami on the ninth time passed its levy and Lebanon did also, both by margins of less than 200 votes. Both of those schools are on their second attempt within the same calendar year, and show clearly how school systems controlled by radical union elements seek to beat down the tax payer until the taxpayer just says yes.

To see coverage from Channel 5, Click the link:

http://www.wlwt.com/politics/29718008/detail.html

http://www.wlwt.com/video/28804024/detail.html

I was also dismayed to hear that Fairfield passed their levy. Fairfield like Lebanon has the very unfortunate situation where they have many apartment dwellers that do not pay taxes, but can vote. So they are prone to vote for school levies because by the time their landlord raises their rent, they’ll most likely move on to a new residence. But out of all the public schools in Southern Ohio, it was Lakota that was the focus and it was the third time that the No Lakota Levy group had organized to shoot that levy down. As the evening closed and I was on the 15th hole our Wii Golf game, it was apparent that Lakota’s Levy wasn’t just going down to defeat, but was going down soundly 54 to 46 percent. That means from the last levy attempt to this one, even after the district cut busing, cut electives, made sports pay-to-play, and even lowered the levy amount that the defeat margin actually gained 1% to spread the margin of victory from 6% one year ago to 7% now. Even with all the dirty tricks that get played, especially the massive sign theft and vandalism that went on during this campaign, voters saw through it. You can listen to Doc Thompson and me discussing this very issue right after I returned home from voting on Election Day.

Gaining a whole percentage point said a lot from a community who had seen all the dirty tricks in the OEA/NEA handbook, the same dirty tricks that are being applied to all the other schools, especially Little Miami. The goal is to wear down the opposition gradually by attempting levy after levy after levy until the people standing up against the measure just give up. That is the way the unions operate, and is exactly why Issue 2 should go right back through the legislature, for a relentless pursuit to jam it down their throats till they run out of money and energy. That’s what the unions have done to the public after all. Make the unions defend against it next spring and summer, like we have to defend against tax levies every 6 months, and let’s see how long they last. They taught us this game! But in the case of Lakota, with a new superintendent, nearly $30,000 spent to shove another tax initiative down the community throats, Lakota lost ground. $12K of that $30K was spent just on consultants who advised Lakota how to garner positive public reaction to their message, which even as the closing minutes of the election ticked down, Sandy Wheatley pictured here laying on the ground at a party for the Move Forward Campaign was having to celebrate their efforts…………?????????????……….stated, “We said all along this was the community’s choice and it appears that the community said it is not ready to move forward.”


That wasn’t the worst comment. Here’s another, “I just don’t think people, who don’t have children in school, think about what the ramifications really are. They just don’t want to pay more money. Trust me, I don’t want to pay more money, but I have to make a commitment to the community I live in,” said Felice Fishman parent of two children in the Lakota school district.

“It is very frustrating,” said Chiqui Aull, who is a parent of two in the Lakota school district. “It doesn’t make sense to vote against it because everyone who owns property in West Chester just had their property go down.

“It is sad because people moved to West Chester for Lakota because of the school system and they could end up choosing Mason or Fairfield, who just passed a levy.”

Source: http://westchesterbuzz.com/2011/11/08/lakota-levy-fails-for-third-time-since-2005/

I find it absolutely amazing that all those statements from people who seem intelligent are all taken straight out of the union playbook of prepared emotional statements intended to manipulate the public, just like the unions did with Issue 2. As my wife and I finished up our golf game I wondered if those people even knew that they were “programmed” to believe such things. Probably not, their static patterns are so intrinsic to their state of consciousness that they utter things from their mouths which are not their own, which they’ve simply heard from someone else. They are unknowing foot soldiers to tyranny, a system that uses our kids, and our community in service of a larger system, an organism onto itself called unionized labor.

By gaining the extra point this time it disrupts this union plan created by the OEA and maintained by the OSBA in Columbus, with smiles of course, which uses incremental cuts to services in order to extort more tax money from property owners, and the residents of Lakota stood up for themselves, and that is good to see. To the parents who are in fact the selfish ones in this matter because they allow union radicalism to cloud their thinking, and have their entire focus on their little child within the bubble of public education, they fail to see the bigger picture. They forget that there are other elements to a community that make it great, with Lakota just being one element.

To paint the picture let me direct your attention to the spread sheet shown here which will give you some idea what a good friend of mine who owns nine local businesses ranging in value from $1 million each to $1.5 million pays in taxes. On Election Day he is already paying a substantial amount of money in taxes not only for his personal residence, but for his business properties listed in the spreadsheet. If the Lakota Levy had passed, he would owe roughly an additional $72,413.79 in taxes because commercial property is assessed at the same amount as residential property. Many of the parents, teachers and administrators who have large sums of money dumped in their lap because they work in the public sector and are accustomed to making 43.4% more than the rest of us, simply don’t fathom what that means, because they live in a bubble of their own reality. They would be inclined to say that my friend is wealthy, so he should “pay his fair share.” I can tell you what my friend says, “Why should I locate a business in Butler County if they are just going steal my money.” Short-sighted parents who only care for their little children don’t understand that it is the excellent commercial development along with the residential development that makes a community great, and the Lakota District is a reflection of that balance, not the creation of it.

People move to Lakota for the schools as one factor, but other factors include highway proximity, job creation, entertainment options, and tax rates. When tax rates are high, commercial property moves elsewhere and parents who have their kids raised sell their homes and leave to avoid the high taxes. That is the essence of the problem that all those people pictured in that party picture simply don’t comprehend. Those Move Forward supporters don’t see it because they are in an education bubble that we fund, and have lost touch with reality.

That is why the No Lakota Levy says that before there is ever another levy attempt that the administration at Lakota should sit down with the teachers union (LEA) and require them to bring their compensation costs into the range of the approved budget. That’s what the election was all about, what is the “approved budget.” This community is not in the mood for the silly union games of extortion, of inconvenience in order to force higher taxes. It is the responsibility of the employees of the Lakota School District to maintain the high level of service we expect. And we expect our management to control the costs. Not for the costs to control management! If there are members of the LEA who don’t want to comply with this fact, then look for a job in a different district and see if they are willing to pay for the bloated salaries. Those employees could be replaced easily with more affordable and eager young professionals.

So Lakota drop the union radicalism and play ball, or we will do this again, and if you think this effort was more aggressive than last time, I’m sitting on information that will make the next time even worse. So be smart, understand your role in the community, and don’t be ridiculous in your compensation. What you do next will determine much.

For the answer to everything click the link below!

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/the-answer-is-c-who-runs-society-the-engine-or-the-boxcar/

Rich Hoffman
http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
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Macrocosm and the Microcosm: It’s a math problem displayed in art

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I had a beer with my son-in-law at The Polo Grill in Mason and we discussed our thoughts of the upcoming election and people in general. The video below articulates perfectly my current mood. As I speak to my constitutional purist friends in the Tea Party, my Wild West traditional arts friends, and my conservative political friends, and even my artistic friends who almost agree with nothing politically with me, I continue to be amazed at how willingly we place upon ourselves chains of social bondage. The first comment I received last night from a person I respect a great deal about the sexual situation I described in the article at the link below was “What’s the big deal? It’s sex between consenting adults.” Clearly the message was lost in the importance of the story:

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/sex-at-lakota-schools-i-just-want-to-see-justice-said-the-husband/

The artist who assembled this painting accurately portrays my current feeling about virtually everything. Have a look.

I spend a lot of my time thinking about life in the macrocosm and that video shows the condition of the American macrocosm.I am infinitely fascinated with the conditions that add up to that macrocosm so events in the microcosm are things I pay a lot of attention to. And one of the conditions which add up to those people in chains shown in that artistic rendering begin in public education.

Many people inaccurately assume that I have a hatred of public education because I don’t want to increase taxes on the community to pay for it. At one level, public education is simply too expensive. The cost of it needs to come down. But personally, I am not happy with the product that public education produces, mainly because they are largely responsible for the willingness of the people in that video for putting on those chains.

I have listened to many stories come at me from acts that go on within a school system. Since I live in the Lakota district, which is considered one of the best in the country, there are still plenty of stories of bullying between class types among students. It seems to happen more to the children of parents who cause trouble. It’s almost as if unconsciously the participants in these schools have a collective defense mechanism against threats to the system itself. Parents who have problems with the school, whether it be a case where a teacher comes on to the mother of a student to engage in sex, or if a parent is one of those people who come to school board meetings and try to make sense of the numbers, those people are labeled as trouble makers, and they are targeted as well as their children. Bullying isn’t just happening on the playground or on the school board as Linda O’Conner stated recently, where she felt she was being bullied off the school board for being a dissenting vote too often.

Last year prior to the levy attempt I was shocked to learn that the very treasured band teacher William Thomas was told his job was on the chopping block if the levy didn’t pass. This caused the parents and students who adore him to become very upset and rally to pass the levy. The whole scene was a scare tactic started by the administrators to manipulate the public into passing the levy, just like cutting busing is to create fear and anger in the parents so they will pass a higher tax on themselves.

A parent who had a controversial issue that involved many people within the school found that his child was singled out by other students and picked on aggressively. What made those students pick on his child? A teacher whispered in their ear to initiate the behavior indirectly. Of course all this behavior is hearsay; it’s just words in a hallway, or in a classroom, or a subtle message on Facebook. It’s the same subtle message that came from the labor unions, and ultimately George Soros to start the Wall Street Riots. It’s whispers in the microcosm to affect the macrocosm because small events add up to big events and manipulators know it.

I saw on my way to work today that virtually all of our No Lakota Levy signs had been stolen. We’ve lost over 700 signs over the last week and a half. Why? The reason was to shut down the message, to protect the collective whole of the school system, and it took a pretty large effort to collect that many signs, so it’s not just one or two people.

So at one level my anger is at the audacious costs these public schools expect from the community to operate. But secondly, it’s what they expect people to take as they maintain an “education class” which instructs their “product,” the students themselves, to enter life already in chains, and as a lover of individual freedom, I find it appalling I am required through my taxes to contribute to such a poor “product.” What they are making is something I don’t want to deal with in the future because it is all the little events in the microcosm, the bullying, the subtle manipulations to secure funding, the political imbalance in philosophic collectivism, the radicalism of the public unions, the product public schools create that is terrible! They prepare the mind of mankind to fall for the utterances of half-baked presidents and live life in chains just as that artist portrayed.

So it is not my fault if you dear reader cannot connect the dots. If you read what I put here and wonder, “what is he after?” “He just hate’s public school.” “He wants attention.” You are making those assertions from your perspective in the microcosm of your existence and the static patterns of your life will not allow you to see beyond. That fault is your own. The way I see such people are simply as links in the chains that bind us all to a mental slavery started in the games played in public education.

I am thankful that there are artists out there who can so accurately capture the macrocosm of the problem even if our society is powerless to stop it because of the foundations that are established in the microcosm and propelled by those who are simply blind.  I am also thankful for cold beer in The Polo Grill and the company of people who” get it.”  Because as long as the beer is cold and the hamburgers are that good, the rest of the world can drown on its dept and ignorance as far as I care.

For the answer to everything click the link below!

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/the-answer-is-c-who-runs-society-the-engine-or-the-boxcar/

Rich Hoffman
http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
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Come On a Ride: Herman Cain, Stacy Schuler, and the NEA–fear, terror and Halloween

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I love Herman Cain. Now here is a guy who gets it, and his new smoking ad punches through invisible barriers to a double-standard radicalism that is breed into our culture. In fact, it is so deeply ingrained that few people even realize that they have been radicalized or that their daily behavior reflects it.

I’m going to ask you for a moment to sit down as though you were about to get on a ride, because I had the rare privilege of riding the Diamondback in the front seat during the Haunt event at Kings Island. As I stood in line and watched all the zombies, alien creatures and crazed side-walk skidders I pieced together various, seemingly unconnected events that had been nagging me. So make sure you are strapped in securely and come along for the ride. The source of all these seemingly unconnected events is something you won’t like, and will challenge your belief system, and it will all come back around to the station in the end, to the ad above about Herman Cain, Barack Obama, our cultural failures reflected in the Stacy Schuler case and the epic battle between traditional values and progressives. Hold up your hands and enjoy the ride.

I received a call earlier in the day from one of my No Lakota Buddies early while I was in a meeting. Seeing who it was, I took the call. Apparently the Butler County Sheriff caught some kid from Batavia stealing one of our big No Lakota Levy signs from the corner of Liberty Way and Cox. Since we put our signs out last week there has been a barrage of students stealing campaign signs against the levy. This has not just been happening at Lakota, but at Lebanon, and Fairfield in large amounts. Have a look at this link which shows pictures:

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/radicals-in-lakota-vandals-steal-and-destroy-vote-no-signs/

While we were dealing with massive sign theft over in Lakota I received several reports, one from a very credible source that the journalism teacher at Lakota East, Dean Hume had been bad-mouthing me, and one of the school board candidates openly to his class. Some of the kids came home and reported this and the principal at Lakota East had to be spoken to about the incident. I know some of the kids who take Hume’s class and I angrily inquired about what was going on. I received a series of emails from a parade of students and former students explaining what a great teacher Hume was and how my opinion of Hume being a Walter Lippmann activist type was incorrect. These students went on to explain the merits of how Hume had impacted their lives in so many positive ways. Two of the kids who wrote me I like quite a bit, so I let the issue go and took their word for it. Still, something didn’t seem right about their lack of critical assessment of Hume. Hume certainly crossed the line, but I was happy to leave the issue to the principal at Lakota East to deal with. After all, if I tracked down every comment made against me, I would be perpetually tracking down people and I wouldn’t get a whole lot done. So I simply filed the event away to contemplate later while I rode roller coasters.

I ride roller coasters so much in fact that when my publisher accepted the manuscript to my latest novel, they commented on how intense the action was, and wondered how I could write such a thing. I explained that much of the original manuscript had been sketched out on my hand while riding The Stunt Track at Kings Island, which I road again will thinking about the Hume story at Lakota East. There is something soothing in that catapult launch, and the run through the police cars that gets my blood boiling in a positive direction and organizes my thoughts. The faster the roller coasters, the more clear things become for me. And as for settings, strange creatures, gothic music, and smoke machines actually provide context for the metaphors they represent in the real world. My wife and I grabbed some steak fries from Rivertown and I pondered more of the perplexing quagmires percolating in my mind from the week. I think I like this time of year at Kings Island best simply because they don’t play all the pop music throughout the park. I prefer symphonic pieces most of the time as a musical choice, especially playful pieces themed around horror films.

As I stared through smoke at the dim lights and navigated through hoards of teenagers giggling and screaming within moments of each other, I thought of the most truly terrifying apparition that was behind the entire structure of everything I was concerned with. For there is a unifying factor, an aspect that tied all these individually small situations into a collective problem, and the hint to just how much influence that unifying factor is to my concerns came to me just hours before I held in my hands the steak fries that my wife and I were sharing.

A reporter called me, “Rich, not too many people like you do they?”

“No, and I like it that way,” I replied.

“You like it that way?”

“Yes, because if you are good and fair to people, yet they still don’t like you just because you are asking legitimate questions, it’s because they have something to hide. So the more people who hate me means we’re uncovering things they want to hide and their anger is the mask for which they use to hide it,” I said. “Did you call to tell me that?”

“I received a strange message from someone who didn’t leave their name or number. They were furious that I spoke to you about the school board story.”

I thought about the story that had broken earlier in the week, along with everything else mentioned. You can see the article that started the rift on the Lakota School Board at this ink:

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/the-joan-powell-school-board-scandal-a-lesson-of-what-not-to-do-at-lakota/

“What else did they say,” I asked.

“They said you weren’t qualified to speak about school board matters and that we shouldn’t talk to you.”

“Well, there’s your answer, it’s one of the school board members themselves. What do you think?”

“You’re the one who gave us the flyer,” the reporter said. “If you hadn’t done that there wouldn’t be a story.”

“So because I’m not a school board member I’m not qualified to look at a flyer from a school board president and see what she’s up to, trying to stack the board in her favor, and therefore the position of the union? So because you interviewed me, they are trying to put pressure on you to not speak to me in the future. Is that how you take it?”

“Sounds that way to me,” the reporter said.

“Well, do you regret talking to me?”

“Hell, no!” the reporter said. “You are a fun guy to talk to. I just thought it was funny is all.”

I laughed. “Well, if they are pissed off, it means I’m doing something right. And before I’m done, there will be a lot more pissed off people, you can count on that. Sounds like mafia tactics to me. What do you think?”

“That’s the first thing I thought of,” the reporter added before we went into another interview for a story being prepared for another article.

What do all these stories have in common? Unions! Radical, manipulative, destructive, socialist unions paid for with our tax money to work against all us at every turn. It is because of the unions that I fully support ISSUE 2. I want to support teachers who elect to remove themselves from union membership. Because what I know about their activity is far scarier than any of the haunted houses at Kings Island or the thrill rides catapulting you into the darkness as you ride them. The teachers unions at their heart are a socialist organization created by enemies of America.

Their work is subtle and has been for years. Even many of the teachers who belong to their organization aren’t aware of the slow cooking employed upon their minds to create a radicalized soldier for progressive causes, and those teachers, because the pay is good, and the benefits are unlike anything in the private sector will swallow whole the message of their parent unions and teach those same radical methods to our children. This doesn’t happen in one school year. It happens over decades and the true intentions are disguised with careful language so not to tip-off the public as to the real aim. But it’s been going on a long, long time. For evidence, feel free to view these links in great detail.

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/charlotte-iserbyt-do-you-have-the-guts-to-listen-to-her-or-would-you-rather-go-back-to-sleep/

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/do-you-believe-in-spies-review-of-the-film-salt-and-how-sleeper-cells-have-corrupted-america/

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/09/06/a-jouney-through-progressive-philosophy/

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/union-violence-and-intimidation/

In Ohio the NEA (NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION) contributed $1 million to defeating Issue 2 and they are a radical organization. Look at their reading list, shown on their website. These are the books that the NEA wants the teachers you pay for to read. The NEA is the parent union to the OEA (Ohio Education Association) and specific to Lakota the OEA is the parent organization to the LEA (Lakota Education Association.) These books are listed as they appear on the NEA website.

Rules for Radicals
Saul Alinsky, Vintage Books, 1989
The classic book about organizing people, written by one of America’s foremost organizers.
Organize for Social Change

Midwest Academy Manual for Activists
Third Edition, Kim Bobo et al, Seven Locks Press, 2001
This is one of the best books about collective action and putting the screws to decision-makers. It’s about winning battles.

Building More Effective Unions
Paul Clark, Cornell University Press, 2000
Penn State Professor of Labor Studies Paul Clark applies the latest in behavioral sciences research to creating more effective unions. His insights are both astute and highly practical.

The Trajectory of Change: Activist Strategies for Social Change
Michael Albert, SouThend Press, 2002
Z Magazine’s Michael Albert has assembled a collection of thoughtful articles on ways to overcome various obstacles to social change.

Roots to Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing
Lee Staples, Praeger, 1984
This is a good nuts and bolts guide to organizing. It is especially good on recruiting, developing action plans, executing them, and dealing with counterattacks.

Taking Action: Working Together for Positive Change in Your Community
Elizabeth Amer, Self Counsel Press, 1992
Written by a Toronto community activist, this book is easy to read, full of examples, and sprinkled with how-to-advice.

Organizing: A Guide for Grassroots Leaders
Si Kahn, McGraw Hill, 1981, Revised 1991
This book is well organized. You can find relevant material for your situation without reading the whole book.

Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth
Derrick Bell, Bloomsbury, 2002
A gem of a book that delves into the question of “Why become an activist?” It is both thought-provoking and energizing.

Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time
Paul Rogat Loeb, St. Martins Press, 1999
Provides solace for the activist‘s soul and juice for the activist’s battery

And this week, the NEA announced that it was awarding a $5,000 grant to two Wisconsin teachers for helping create union activists in 1st and 2nd grade students. Have a look for yourself. Here’s a screenshot from the NEA website, before they remove it.

Source article:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/teachers-union-offered-grant-to-create-activists-out-of-1st-2nd-graders/

What’s happening is through radical union activity and small little rewards like higher wage compensation and benefits, grants and other perks, the radical unions are nudging their teachers to embrace radical ideas camouflaged behind carefully planted smiles and a public image. School boards are constructed to maintain that façade to the public, as the direction of the school boards is then controlled by the OSBA, the Ohio School Board Association who also reads the same types of books. School board members who don’t play nicely are pushed off the board, because the aim of a school board is to achieve public consensus. The game is a very subtle one, and for people who are more interested in watching Dancing with the Stars or picking up a magazine which features Jennifer Aniston’s newest love interest, they probably will think what I’m saying is a bunch of crazy talk. In fact, many school board members and even some superintendents might think so because their thinking is so specialized and focused on a specific task that they fail to see static patterns outside of their own experience. (TO UNDERSTAND STATIC PATTERNS AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU CLICK THE LINK FOR REFERENCE.)

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/dynamic-intellectualism-and-the-tea-party-the-battle-between-the-spider-and-the-wasp/

The reason they can’t see what is right in front of their face is described in that article. That is why they get angry with me, because they are either aware of what I’m saying or they are afraid of what I’m saying and they don’t want to believe it. But what I’m saying is not wrong. The only question is how long does it take for everyone else to learn and accept it so they can change their behavior.

As I looked at all the costumes around Kings Island on the Haunt night I saw that it is the masks that the unions show us. The education institutions themselves are all wearing them and they want you to buy into the product they are selling, care and education for your children with service and smile. But what the larger organizations of union control want are teachers to pay them dues so they can use that money to inflict social change. READ THIS ARTICLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE AFTER.

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/if-you-vote-for-a-levy-of-any-kind-youre-stupid-the-ten-planks-of-communism/

So it is the masks that we see when dealing with public education, and it is the masks the kids are learning to shape their minds around. The process is so subtle that it happens like a slow cooker, but the results of that stewing process are absolutely evident in the Stacy Schuler trial. I think I am more alarmed at the casual behavior and lack of morality in the kids than I am in a teacher who had sex orgies with 5 of her students while helping the Mason School System pass their tax levy in the fall of 2010.
READ ALL ABOUT THAT HERE.

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/who-is-stacy-schuler-reading-between-the-lines/

And see video of the trial and get a hint at what dirt is still under the rug in her wake. (SHE’S NOT ALONE IN THIS)

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/the-tragedy-of-stacy-schuler-the-real-crime-is-still-under-the-rug/


Behind the masks of these monsters running around Kings Island are simple teenage kids just like many of the customers in the park. The only difference between the customers and the dressed up monsters is the roles they play in the experience. If everyone stripped down to just a swimming suit and put the masks away, we are all the same. It’s the roles we play which differentiate the participants.

I don’t jump or get startled when I go through a haunted house. I enjoy going through them to see what level of imagination the people who build them can come up with, but I don’t allow my mind to suspend my belief system to accept what I’m seeing. However, many students, and parents do, and they are willing participants in the masks of public education which is constructed by the radical elements of the union movement. Those organizations are intent not just to scare our society, like the monsters in a haunted house. They actually want to change society and they are using our tax money to do it.

Oh……the ride is almost over and we’re pulling back into the station. Wasn’t that fun? Do you want t ride again? Well, ride this ride as many times as you’d like. Go back to the beginning and read it again, and again and again, because as we pull into the station to end this ride for the moment we have to study what we learned. Herman Cain understands what is at work behind the scenes and he sought to exploit that hypocrisy with his new ad and I love it! Because the message does not speak to the masks we wear in society, but to the soul behind the mask who knows that everything is an illusion. When the funding structure of an education institution is in jeopardy, seemingly sane people, young and old, who have been carefully trained over many years to believe radical concepts of change implemented by an aggressive teachers union, will flock like insects to protect that funding structure. Kids will steal and vandalize signs. They’ll apologize for their teaches radical behavior, they’ll call up reporters and attempt to gain control of the media, they dress up in the scariest mask they have to frighten you along in a haunted house on a path they have established. They’ll take away busing to “nudge” parents into passing another levy, because the cost of fuel alone exceeds the cost of the tax. They’ll threaten the safety of the community; they’ll attempt to create anxiety over property values, over emergency services, over lack of college opportunities. They’ll do all this to frighten you along in a haunted house of their design.

I can see in Cain’s eye that he’s seen it all and done it all and he is not willing to suspend his beliefs to become frightened. In fact, he’s inviting the thugs, the creeps, the zombies and every political terror imaginable to attempt to scare him with that ad and I absolutely love it! Because what it does is force people to analyze their own behavior and ask the question, why do I believe what I believe. Do I really think that and if so…………..why?

As we pull into the station and you get off this ride, ask yourself, what do you believe, and why do you believe it. Do you choose to allow masked zombies to frighten you because you are bored and want the entertainment? Or do you really believe that they are the monsters they appear to be? Because when you’re ready for the truth, you can join me in line to enjoy the spectacle for the show it is, enjoy having some steak fries in the cool evening air as people relish in the festivities. But you don’t take it too serious because it’s really only a show, and when you understand that, you can then begin to consider the true value of what it costs to put on such a show. Once that happens, a level of truth can finally be explored.

So…………….what’s it gonna’ be. Want to ride again? Go ahead……………………………………………

Before we step out of this car let me share with you a video from 24 years ago just to let you know I am acquainted with what I’m talking about. My wife and I first bought a mobile home instead of doing the usual thing of renting an apartment as our first residence. The idea is we wanted to own our home, not rent it. Every year the trailer park had a huge trick or treat night on Halloween and I loved it. Several hundred kids would come to our residence so I’d set up a haunted house and make kids “earn” their candy. I’d sit in a chair in my living room and make them come and get the candy out of my lap. Under the bowl of candy I had an air hose that I shot at the kids when they took the candy. It was all in fun, except for the smart mouthed girls that I threw out of my house. Some things never change not only on my end, but on the other side as well.

I still do things like this, but it was never as fun as in that mobile home park because our homes after this period of time have always been outside of neighborhoods so I never had that many trick or treaters again. But it’s also fun to see that some things never change and that people behave the same no matter how young or old they are. If I had my wish, I’d ask that everyone in society be like the last kids in that video, where they willingly suspended their beliefs to have a little fun, but they never lose themselves in the act. And when it’s over we all go our separate ways with an appreciation of the show and don’t try and impose change on one another for the act of control. That’s where the line gets crossed and the threat of violence isn’t just in some Halloween fun, but to alter the freedoms and income we are all entitled to enjoy without tyranny.

For the answer to everything click the link below!

http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/the-answer-is-c-who-runs-society-the-engine-or-the-boxcar/

Rich Hoffman
http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
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