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

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

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
http://overmanwarrior.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ten-rules-to-live-by/
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Old Dan Tucker: A New Year promise to progressive parasites and victims of Stockholm’s Syndrome

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/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
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Teddy Roosevelt King of the Progressive Party: See the list that shows where unions spend their money

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/
http://twitter.com/#!/overmanwarrior
www.overmanwarrior.com

Throw Every Senator Who Voted For S.1867 NDAA OUT OF OFFICE: Rule by fools

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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Score: 0
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
www.overmanwarrior.com

New Ideas From No Lakota Levy: The Pretentious Education Empire

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
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Cuts, Cuts, and More Cuts: Protesting “Target” for trying to open on Thanksgiving

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/
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