Carl Rullman for President: The Next Generation–Breaking free of the political left’s emotional hostages

As we watch the fiscal collapse of Greece, consider that they are about two to three years ahead of The United States in the debt crises–why, because public schools in the United States have been following a “global education” formula that is quite popular with superintendents like Lakota’s Karen Mantia. Watch the video below to see how similar the problems in Greece are to our problems in America over public education.

Carl Rullmann of West Chester should be President of the United States for what he said in regards to the Lakota School System floating the idea of a “permanent improvement” levy in 2013 that public schools all over Ohio are clamoring for due to dwindling state funding sources.  Carl said he would not support a permanent improvement levy in the Lakota district.  He said school districts should be spending their money more effectively, with the main focus on student learning—what a radical concept!  Specifically, he said “As a voter, I wouldn’t support a levy because the schools are in good shape; maintenance is an operating expense not capital.  Parents have jumped in and done things when busing was reduced and sports fees were raised.  There are plenty of avenues for kids to engage in activities in West Chester.  Schools are for education and teaching kids about the Constitution.”  Well said Mr. Rullman, well said indeed!

 

You can read the whole article about this issue from the Pulse Journal which goes into more detail and exemplifies the financial bottomless pit mentality that many of these public education advocates utter. 

 

http://www.pulsejournal.com/news/news/school-districts-delay-capital-projects-amid-shrin/nTczc/

 

Of course that article features a nice picture of kids playing on a playground designed to appeal to the parents who aren’t much older than the children they send to the school, who have not yet developed an understanding of fiscal awareness—since they barely know how to balance their own check books.  But the article wisely discusses how it will be up to parents to come together in PTA groups if they want to pay for things like play grounds, band electives and other extracurricular activities.  This sounds like a much better activity for those groups instead of sitting around each other’s dinner tables complaining about me, or camping outside of Kroger stores trying to smear my name publically.  They might even lose some weight getting up off their butts—which is good for everyone.

 

In the past education institutions have allowed private fundraisers to contribute to capital projects in small amounts to make the community feel like they are a part of the process of operating a public school, but have discouraged such behavior behind the scenes keeping the fiscal numbers low and uneventful.  Public education institutions universally desire increased taxes on property values for the bulk of their budgets because it fulfills a philosophical commitment that all public schools are dedicated to—centrally controlled education that is attached like a cancer cell to real estate values of a community—so that the school can use that relationship as an extortion tool when it needs funding increases keeping the government on the mind of all residents as an ominous authority figure.   

 

When a group I was involved in tried to give $10,000 to a community fund in early 2012 shortly after a school levy defeat the public relations megaphones went into overdrive to come after me personally.  When I tried to give the check to a member of the athletic staff at Lakota in front of the TV cameras of Channel 5, Channel 19 and the Cincinnati Enquirer nobody showed up from the school even though it had been arranged before hand.  I knew before the check was written that the school would throw a fit which is why I agreed to do it because it took away the emotional leverage that the schools utilize to extort money away from busy parents and would expose the hypocrisy.  It was after that event that I had a major melt-down with that particular institution which can be heard in more detail in a recent speech I gave.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

 

I know that there have been attempts by community members to completely pay for the band activities, and sports programs with private donations, but Lakota has discouraged all such activity because they know that if the community took control of all those funding mechanisms that they would lose the emotional leverage they use against the community to garner tax increase approvals—so the schools have dug their own holes with restrictive, and unimaginative funding models.  I would argue that Lakota could nearly fund its entire $160 million dollar plus budget with donations and fees from the community that wish to send their kids to the school by-passing the tax revenue from the state completely.  There is enough wealth in the Lakota district and enough overly zealous parents willing to pour infinite amounts of money into their children that could fund everything and anything that Lakota would ever need.  But……………..the schools are not about teaching children, and this is the hypocritical reality behind the whole school funding mess–schools are about government control of local communities—and are designed to attach themselves to every home in every corner of the entire country linking us all to Washington D.C. in a marriage made in Hell—without giving us the opportunity for a divorce. 

 

I don’t want to pay for public education for the next 40 or 50 years of my life.  I don’t like it, I don’t respect it, I think it is destroying children, and I don’t want to pour thousands of dollars of my income per year into a failing institution—yet I’m expected to out of some yearning to care for tomorrow’s children.  Well, the parents are responsible for those children—I already raised my kids and my views are reflected in Carl Rullman’s quite effective comments.  He is 100% right, the schools are only tasked with basic education functions and should be concerned with learning about the U.S. Constitution, which of course is spit upon by the national teacher unions who are openly committed to global communism.  Those are not the kind of people I want teaching America’s future generations—so I view any money given to those organizations as a complete waste.  I wouldn’t vote for an operating levy for my public school either and I certainly wouldn’t vote for a capital improvement levy.  Instead, I’d like to see the supporters of those schools to pay not just the $5000 per year in property taxes on their homes, but $10,000 to $20,000 per year in tuition so Lakota can operate at the level they expect.  After all, it is they who want the service—I don’t—so they should be the ones to pay for that service.   

 

But common sense permeates in Carl Rullman’s words, and I hope that more people like emerge in 2013 to fight these kinds of battles that are sure to emerge on the backs of our communities children.  He has a lot more patience with the levy whores than I do, and he is a great voice for our community—and I thank God that he is out there in the world doing what I wish everyone did—speak his mind and resist the temptation to be everyone’s friend.  Sometimes the responsible thing is to tell people NO.  And in public schools, they need to learn what the word NO means—and the politicians that have provided public education with a gravy train of looted tax money in exchange for votes need to learn that meaning as well.  Thanks to people like Carl Rullman, educrats are hearing “NO” for the second and third time, and are beginning to understand what it means. 

Rich Hoffman

www.tailofthedragonbook.com

Who’s Responsible for the “Fiscal Cliff”: Most likely, you are

As the nation prepares to plunge over the “fiscal cliff” of 2013 with $16.3 trillion dollars in debt, and the promise of increased taxes on every American tax payer—not the moochers—the roughly 50% who do not pay taxes, but the actual tax payers who have their incomes taxed because they are productive; the finger-pointing begins as to who is at fault.  Well dear reader, I will tell you who is at fault—and I’m happy to proclaim it as I have made my own internal arrangements to legally avoid my tax hikes.  I will not stand for being robbed by the idiots who caused this mess.  I will not work harder to slave for the bad decisions of the people who are at fault for the “fiscal cliff.”  America is not a “good for one, good for all” kind of place.  I am not “connected” to the fools of bad thought, and do not feel compelled to help those who are listed below with the mismanagement of their individual lives which has caused the current crises.

 

The people, who are at fault for the “fiscal cliff”— not necessarily in the order of importance, are those who are willing to pay for their food at McDonald’s with a credit card.  It is the congressman who would rather play golf with the president, than to do the job he was elected for.  It’s the President of the United States who believes more in socialism than capitalism.  It’s the woman who puts her career in front of her family leaving the children emotionally bankrupt.  It’s the father who would rather watch Monday Night Football at Hooters with his friends than to sit at a dinner table with his family.  It’s the woman who is on her third husband in a decade, and on the man who just left his wife of twenty years for a 23-year-old girl younger than his own daughters.  It’s the idiots who would rather spend their Friday evenings getting drunk than reading a book.  It’s the welfare mother who just gave birth to her fourth child in 6 years by all different men so she can qualify for more government assistance.  It’s the over-weight fool who has spent 35 years overeating to the point they can barely get up off a couch then expect someone else to cover their medical expenses as they are perpetually sick.  It’s the teacher who lies to themselves that they are in the teaching profession to care for children when in reality it’s really for the money and the shopping sprees it affords them.  It’s the lobbyist who would sell their country up the river in a heartbeat for a lap dance at Archibald’s on K-Street while their wives brag to their friends about what “great guys” their powerful—well connected husbands are.  It’s the woman who turns a blind eye to her husband’s indiscretions in trade for diamond ear-rings on Christmas.  It’s the woman who would rather work a job so she can get away from the pressure of being a mother then blame her child’s failures on a public school.  It’s the man who sent his son to college on an athletic scholarship so that the boy can have a shot at professional athletics.  It’s the gamblers who are still at the slot machines at a casino at 3:30 in the morning spending the last of their weekly paycheck waiting for the buffet to open for breakfast which they charge on a credit card because they’ve lost all their money.  It’s the news reporter who slanted their stories to fill an ideology they inherited during journalism school; instead of using what their critical mind tells them is right.  In short, the people most corrosive, most destructive, most diabolical and the most responsible for the “fiscal cliff” are those who blindly serve an institutional system in some fashion or another, and have strayed from individual responsibility.  They are commanded by their social weaknesses instead of commanding their daily lives.

 

There are of course many more types of people who are responsible for the “fiscal cliff” and the moral bankruptcy that America is now in.  But the above description paints the picture effectively.  My view of those types is that they created their own problems, and it is not my responsibility to save them from their own stupidity with extra tax money—which is what additional taxes are really going to fund—more of the above behavior.  The problem is, until the above issues are addressed, America will always have a debt problem because the root of the problem is greater than money.  It is a rot of the human soul that the fools above seek to fill with material possession which skews all the raw data needed to solve the actual “fiscal cliff.”  I realize that the best way to teach America the hard lesson it needs to straighten out the behavior above is to let them fall off the cliff, and to plummet to a painful crash.  Only then might they listen the next time we come near a “cliff” of any kind.  Maybe then they’ll listen when people of logic and reason tell them to be careful with their lives and treat every aspect of living as a precious moment worthy of great care.  Because the debts of our society are a lot of little things that add up to trillions of dollars and the people who created that debt do not deserve to be a part of “the land of the free, and the home of the brave.”  Such disreputable characters are not worthy of the honor to call themselves Americans when all they have done to contribute to the nation is debt.

 

Don’t ask me to pay for their bad behavior—because I won’t do it.  I realize that I just insulted most of the people reading this—but tough.  A thousand fools does not trump the brilliance of a creative individual who lives on the side of goodness.  Such is a problem of democracy and the demise of fools who seek to cover their folly by the good deeds of the few by force of the federal government and the armies of the destitute employed by their tyranny. 

Rich Hoffman

www.tailofthedragonbook.com

Best Thing of 2013, ‘The Lone Ranger’: Memories of the “William Tell Overture”

As we close out the year of 2012, some might ask what I am most hopeful for in 2013—what I most desire out of the upcoming year—world peace, the resurgence of the American economy, or even the announcement that humans will colonize the moon and begin a manufacturing industry there. No, what I want out of 2013 is far better than all those things, and as was just announced, it looks like I might get it. Hans Zimmer has just been announced as the musical composer for the new Lone Ranger film that is being done by the same people who did the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and I am ESTATIC about all these combinations coming together in this updated western.


I have loved The Lone Ranger my entire life. I used to watch re-runs of the old Republic serials on TV with my grandfather as far back as I can remember. In fact, my grandpa—the one who taught me how to use a bullwhip, shoot a gun, and avoid detection from the law as he was a former moonshine runner–used to play The Lone Ranger theme song on his banjo in the kitchen while my grandmother made friend chicken and chopped potatoes fried in pig fat. The Lone Ranger may have been my very first memory as a child of about one and a half years old. In fact from age 1 to about 5 years old my beliefs of what a man should be was summed up in three heroic characters, Zorro, Popeye the Sailor, and The Lone Ranger. To this very day all three of those characters resonate in my daily life more than any other influence and it was that Lone Ranger theme song played on a banjo by my grandfather that rings in my head almost every minute of every day—and I love it dearly.


The William Tell Overture will always be a treasured bit of music to me because my grandfather pounded it into my subconscious and I will always adore him for it. In the darkest days of my life when things sometimes seemed to be overwhelmingly evil that theme song to the classic Lone Ranger westerns bounced around in my mind to always show me the light. And yes, like the Lone Ranger sometimes the fight against evil means that good men do have to wear a mask, they do have to conceal their identity to hide their loved ones from the harm of their heroic crusades. However, these days, I prefer the methods of Popeye the Sailor. I no longer attempt to hide, I just eat spinach and proclaim, “I am what I am and that’s all that I am.” If you don’t like it, take a hike.

But the William Tell Overture playing while the Lone Ranger rode his trusted horse Silver to fight against the worst that resides in the hearts of mankind is a theme I have always trusted and I imagine that Hans Zimmer will pay tribute to it in some fashion—if not, he is perfectly capable of inventing something that is even better if that could possibly be imagined. I am quite a fan of Hans Zimmer, so much so that the CD player in our car has been playing the soundtrack to Pirates of the Caribbean and Dark Knight Rises for over a year now every time we get in to drive somewhere.


My new grandson is about three months old and I have been working with him teaching him the art of the bullwhip. He watches me intently but can’t yet grip the handle under his own control. He can only wiggle with enthusiasm at the intense sound it makes. I recognize that like my grandfather did for me, I will have to do the same kind of thing for my own grandson, and I will. The foundations are already set, and it pleases me greatly to think that good old Disney is reinventing The Lone Ranger just in time for my grandson to carry on a tradition that my own grandfather started with me. If I have it my way, he will be wearing a black mask, a white hat and riding around a white horse everywhere he goes within a couple short years. And he will be going with us to see The Lone Ranger even though he will only be 10 months old when it comes out over the summer. If anything, the little boy will at least register some of the images with the stirring Hans Zimmer score that is sure to be magnificent.

So 2013 will be good for me, you can bet on it. I remember like it was yesterday how my grandfather looked in a sweaty white t-shirt in an un-air-conditioned farm-house kitchen plucking away at his banjo the William Tell Overture as my grandmother slaved over a hot stove stirring fried potatoes as evaporated pig grease dripped from the vent hood. The desire to be more than just an average man, the desire to be a good guy fighting the destitute, the corrupt, the very epitome of evil was thrust into my mind with the banjo strings of my grandfather and those old Republic serials of the Lone Ranger and his trusted horse Silver.

I simply can’t wait to see Johnny Depp as Tonto in Monument Valley. The new Lone Ranger film by the makers of Pirates of the Caribbean and distributed by The Walt Disney Company has great promise to be the next great western in a tapestry of tradition that has been vanquished by a modern age more akin to the villains of the classic westerns, than the heroes who rode white horses and hid their identity behind a black mask. It’s a sad commentary that good men must wear a mask, as evil has far too much control, and it will remain so as long as villainy is promoted as merit. That is something the adults who raised me never stood for, and that tradition will be passed on to a new generation. Hans Zimmer’s new musical score will make my job thankfully easier when The Lone Ranger hits theaters this upcoming July 2013.

“HIGH HO SILVER–AWAY!” CLICK HERE FOR MORE!

Rich Hoffman

www.tailofthedragonbook.com

  

Gandalf for President: Glenn Beck talks about “The Hobbit”

By now everyone has probably seen for themselves why The Hobbit is such a magnificent movie, and why I have written so much about it.  Peter Jackson is one of the great directors of our time in that he took one of the greatest books and put it on the screen as it was written which was no easy task.  It is clear that The Hobbit is not just a movie like all the other entertainment options available at the theater, but is in a class by itself.  It is also clear that many of the people who made it are finding the Christian parallels difficult to explain away out of fear that they might not work again in film industry run by producers who have become like Smoug in the movie—sitting on a pile of stolen gold.  The dragon Smoug is drunk for power, which is the great theme of The Hobbit and it is difficult for people to see the movie and not see themselves in one of the characters.  A powerful story always has this effect and is the sign of a lasting mythology.  Those who don’t like The Hobbit are clearly seeing themselves as the villains of The Hobbit—they are like Smoug, the Orcs, or even the Ring Wraths who are trying to come back into the world from the land of the dead. The Hobbit covers within its story line all the various degrees of evil that can be easily seen in modern life and puts it into context—which is a great benefit to the minds of man.  Many however who see The Hobbit are likely to see themselves as the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as Glenn Beck did when he covered this new film and its literary legacy over time on a recent episode of The Blaze TV.  The Hobbit is meant to appeal to those types of people and to provide them with courage as they navigate through the many evils that we all encounter in day-to-day life outside of books and movies.  For me however, I do not relate to The Hobbits very much.  They are way too timid for my liking—instead it is the wizard Gandalf that I directly relate to.  It is Gandalf the Grey that I understand and why I love the story of The Hobbit so much.

Peter Jackson like J.R.R. Tolkien understood that if he came out and overtly proclaimed that the messages in The Hobbit were essentially Christian that the other religions of the world would take offense.   Wisely, Jackson has avoided such comparisons during the making of the movie in New Zealand.  Even more remarkable were the various labor disputes that my readers here will recognize with my frequent articles about teacher unions in The United States.  The same type of radicalism is present in the film industry and it gets harder every year to deal with the increasing costs of making profitable movies as unionized labor has pushed up those costs to unsustainable heights.  This is one of the reasons that The Walt Disney Company is now picking up so many profitable properties such as Marvel Comics and Star Wars, because they are mythmaking machines, and have the revenue streams to deal with the labor unions through other businesses such as theme parks—for now.  But projects like The Hobbit to be as epic as it deserves has to be made as cheaply as possible—and it took the actors who played in The Hobbit to display a lot of courage to commit to these Hobbit films.  On top of that, the Tolkien family was split over the success of the Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films and wanted to dissociate with Jackson’s work.  Peter Jackson masterfully navigated all these production perils to tell the magnificent story of The Hobbit that can be shared with audiences.    Without question the son of J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher remembered the stories his father wrote for him to be much less action packed than Jackson presented  in movie theaters, but ultimately Peter Jackson understood that Christopher is not unlike Bilbo Baggins himself, and is prone to out-bursts protecting his father’s legacy as he remembered it.  So Jackson blew off the family rift to make the movie he envisioned anyway.  You can read about some of these issues at this link:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/7971185/Kiwi-actors-suffer-after-Hobbit-dispute-union

So it is a small miracle that The Hobbit was even made—and it is a larger miracle that it was made so well by so many people.  Actors know it is unpopular for them to play in a movie that is so obviously taking a stand on good and evil when the progressive labor unions they must join to work, and the other studios they hope to get work from are filled with progressive movie producers.  Being involved with a movie like The Hobbit will earn the actors respect forever from millions of fans, but they will have their work in The Hobbit held against them in future roles and most of them will not get “rich” off their work in The Hobbit, so they will feel pain from their decision.   The Hobbit will be blacklisted by the Academy Awards because of the labor dispute mentioned in the article above.  There was a lot against The Hobbit; there was every excuse for the film to fall short which of course it didn’t.

But the Gandalf in me sees a bigger work at play here, and that is that The Hobbit is so incredibly needed by our present civilization.  Evil is very much at work in our modern world and it rides the backs of progressives like Orcs ride the backs of those giant wolves in the film.  Evil works within the collectivism of the labor unions, it works mindlessly in politics, in religion destroying stalemates, in sheer greed, and many who watch The Hobbit and hate it recognize that they are one of the villains in the movie—so Academy Award snubs should be expected and considered a privilege.  The movie The Hobbit based religiously on the original work by J.R.R. Tolkien but upgraded enough to carry the mind of today’s youth, is about facing down evil and living to tell about it.  Without this confrontation with evil, the world as we know it will crumble away into nothing, which is the entire point of the film.

There are a mere handful of films over Hollywood’s history that do what The Hobbit has done, films like It’s a Wonderful Life, The Sound of Music, and of course Star Wars, that so accurately captures the hopes and dreams of our society and paints a picture that is so clearly understood.   The Hobbit is a special film because it steps up and over the many evil forces that desired with drool running down its mouth to stop goodness from being shown to a mass audience for the inspiration toward good that would fill the minds of millions with hope.  The Hobbit provides genuine assurance without the distraction of obvious religion to separate the mind from the contents of a powerful story.  It is in this way that evil finds that it cannot advance easily upon the minds of man—when those minds can see it coming a mile away, The Hobbit teaches in story form what that evil looks like and how it works so it can be seen in reality.  That is why I love Gandalf so much, because he is able to assemble all the parts of the story to work toward an aim to thwart the work of evil, even when those evil doers are his own friends.  Gandalf knows enough to protect himself with a simple Hobbit while he goes on his crusade on behalf of the good.  And now audiences everywhere can do the same.  This is why I most identify with Gandalf, and somehow I think that Peter Jackson does too.  Jackson might tell the public that he is a simple Hobbit, so that he can make his films, but his mind is like that of Gandalf—a master manipulator on behalf of a good that nobody can yet see—but only the wise master of all things, a mediator between Heaven and Earth and crusader for everything that is good, and an enemy to all that is evil.

Gandalf for President!

Rich Hoffman

www.tailofthedragonbook.com

  

Going on Vacation: Journey to ‘The Old Republic’

Christmas with my family is always full of a reverence for Star Wars.  In the picture below one of my daughters can be seen with my young nephew’s Millennium Falcon miniature during the opening of our 2012 presents.  Young and old alike in our family love Star Wars and it is something that we all share when our large family gets together.IMAGE_556

My wife and I are going on a much-needed vacation.  We are going to a place that does not have cumbersome rules, does not have intrusive TSA agents, overpriced drinks and food, noisy hotel rooms with struggling ice makers, oppressive governments, complacent taxi drivers, and stupid border policies.  We are going to a place that allows us to immerse ourselves into the kind of society that shares our sense of value and does not punish us for destroying bad guys.   In fact, in the place we are going, destroying bad guys is desired, and encouraged—and it is there that we can truly be ourselves.  For our 2013 vacation, we are going to a place that is not stuck in the rut that human society currently finds itself in technically, emotionally, spiritually, and fundamentally.

IMAGE_558We have traveled to many places over the years and while I enjoy the experience of new, faraway lands, there are so many limits that often prevent fully enjoying those places that we are looking for something different—something that gives us the freedom to do as we please whenever we wish to do it.  You cannot go these days to the resorts in Mexico without seeing armed teenagers patrolling the beaches, and you cannot even fly without some pervert TSA agent trying to sneak nude photos of your spouse through security checks.  And you can’t go to a resort town without getting overly taxed and soaked financially by the minute as parasites thrust themselves upon you the minute you enter their town.  The food is often too expensive, parking is outrageous, and there are just too many rules these days to enjoy anything.  I had been looking at taking my wife to Venezuela to camp, hike, and explore Angel Falls, but that country is reeking with socialism so it’s off limits to us.  I thought about Australia, but they have no guns and are digging out from their relationship with Socialist International.  I thought about Greece to visit the monuments there, but of course they are in financial ruin.  The same with Spain, France and northern Africa—I thought about Egypt, but they are under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood—so all those exotic vacation destinations feature unstable governments and overly restrictive laws that prevent fully enjoying travel there.  I mean if you’re going to spend $20,000 on a vacation, you should be able to enjoy it and not put up with all the crap discussed above.IMAGE_559

That is why I gave my wife for Christmas this year tickets to a new kind of travel experience, one that we haven’t done before together.   Instead of buying a plane ticket to some faraway place this time, we are going to inner space, to a galaxy far, far away, a long time ago.  For the same price of a couple of airline tickets to Europe I was able to get two new super computers so we can play Star Wars: The Old Republic online with our family members that are scattered all over The United States, fly our own star ships and hang out in the Jedi Temple to our hearts content fulfilling the mission objectives of the Jedi Order.  This vacation destination will allow us to live the kind of life that we really want to live in an environment that is more suited to our personal tastes.  The success or failure that we experience in that vacation destination is only limited by our imaginations, which are too vast for otherwise terrestrial travel.

The video game MMO Old Republic is an immense computer environment that cost Electronic Arts $200 million dollars to create and is the absolute latest in the Massive Multiplayer Online experience.  There is nothing like it that has ever been created, and it took some effort to get a hold of a couple of computers that would run the game successfully.  Old Republic features 17 planets that are fully developed and able to be explored leaving my wife and me with thousands of hours of limitless discovery that is freer than anywhere on planet Earth.  And in the game, we get our own spaceships to travel around that vast galaxy to all those planets in.  If bad guys get in our way we can just cut them down to get them out of our way—no courts, no lawyers, no jail time, nothing to stop our enjoyment of the environment.

When I was growing up I always loved the movie West World where the vacation destination was an old west town that let visitors live out their fantasy of being a deadly gunman shooting it out with robot hostiles.  Well, Old Republic is the closest thing to that reality the human race has so far created, and we don’t even have to leave our house to participate.  We can just roll out of bed, and jump into that world without even leaving our bedroom.  No taxes, no government, no politics, and virtually no rules—it is in my opinion the perfect environment.

I do plan to still keep up my work here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom, but for all practical purposes, my wife and I will be on vacation for a while and not available for life outside of our travels through the Old Republic.  The world outside of that vacation destination does not share with us our values, and it is not our task to bend our values to the degeneration of society.  Rather, we will seek out places for our entertainment time even if it means we must create them ourselves in a fictional environment like Old Republic.  The rewards of that life are much greater than the ones of reality which we are seeking a vacation from.

I’m feeling a bit like a farmer these days, I have planted many seeds and now I have to wait and watch them grow.  But between the time of planting and harvesting, I have some time to take a vacation, and rather than travel to some distant place, I’d rather go somewhere that I understand, that makes sense, and isn’t full of social parasites and stupid rules.  So if anyone wants to contact me, I will be there.   Look me up—of course the way to find me is through the ingame mail system sent to Overmanwarrior.  I’m on the sever, Jedi Covenant, under the legacy name, Swashbucklers.

Another one of my nephews and I spent much of his childhood playing a Star Wars game called X-Wing which was a space combat simulator, that it bonded our relationship forever.  It was very involved, and very exciting.  He remembers the experience so well that it has stayed with him for many years and still last to this day as he is now a grown man raising his own family in Florida.  We don’t have time to talk much anymore, but it is our memories of that game that gave us experiences that couldn’t be found anywhere else.  It meant so much to him that I was his Best Man at his wedding last summer.  CLICK HERE to see my speech at his wedding.  My daughter and her husband met on a Star Wars game called Galaxies that was the previous generation MMO to the current Old Republic.  He was a Galaxies player in England and she was from The United States in the safe confines of her bedroom.    They went on many missions together on that game and lived that life flying all over the galaxy well before either one of them could ever drive a car at 16 years old.  They became great friends and wanted to do in real life the kind of things they were doing on the game as far as adventure and discovery—so they got married.

I was working too hard and too often when all my kids were playing Galaxies.  My wife played it with everyone, but I simply didn’t have the time.  When my wife and I learned that the next generation Star Wars MMO would be a lot bigger, and much more involved than the old Galaxies we promised ourselves we would make time for it.  The game came out last December, but was buggy, and when my oldest daughter tried to play it, it crashed her computer from being so graphics intensive.  So I had decided to finish up my work on my book Tail of the Dragon and once the book launched and was out there in the world doing its thing, that I would buy a couple of super computers that could easily run the game, so my wife and I could play it together.

After Thanksgiving my son-in-law and I went to Micro Center where he declared that he would build the computers for me if I bought the parts, so we picked up a few thousand dollars worth of computer parts and he ended up building two eight core processor beasts that are the Millennium Falcons of the computer world.  The muscle of these computers are designed to easily run such a power draining game like Old Republic for thousands and thousands of hours with countless combat scenarios and exploration over 17 planets and counting.  Each of these planets is massive in their own right.  So that is where we will all be for at least a few months, if not the rest of the year.  At my home in Liberty Twp I have the ability to swim and sit in a Jacuzzi all year with marvelous views and total privacy.  In fact I have all the luxuries of a mountaintop chalet in Gatlinburg, Tennessee that would be found in the best of any vacation home.  And I have time to enjoy them.  What I haven’t had is the ability to travel unimpeded because of the various circumstances that are going on in the world currently with my various family members scattered all over where I can take my wife with me without strip searches, invasive hotel employees, and nosy governments.  Now, with Star Wars: The Old Republic my wife and I can travel all over a virtual galaxy with the youngest of our family and the oldest that have a hard time getting around due to old age.  In the MMO of Old Republic everyone is equal, and has new bodies to run around in once they have become familiar with that simulated environment and accepted it as a substitute for reality.

As for the seeds I’ve planted and the life that goes on in the real world, I will live by the laws of the American Constitution and I will protect it with force if necessary.  I do not accept the United Nations as having any governing ability over me or my family, and I do not accept the case record interpretation of the Constitution as it has been contemplated by inferior minds of looting lawyers and career politicians.  Such a case is the law signed one year ago by Obama and the gang, the NDAA Act.  As far as I’m concerned it is illegal and I do not recognize the authority of the government that signed it.  I follow the Constitution under my definitions and nothing else.  If those authorities have a problem with that, then they will have trouble with me.  I can defend myself against an army and that status will not change.  So don’t come to my door looking for loot to bail out the socialists, the communists, and the global power grabbers, when they run out of money because it will only piss me off.  I’m on vacation doing with my wife and extended family what I desire, which does not have any bearing on the rest of the world, so I don’t expect to hear from them.  It is bad enough that the only way I can see to have real freedom in this world is to play a game online in a fictional world, because the real one is oozing with decadence, loss of value, and restrictive living that is just a prolonged death sentence.IMAGE_557

Besides, in the real world I’ve already played this game out in my head to a check-mate on my perspective battles, and I must wait for those moves made in my head to play out in reality.  Those are the seeds that have been planted.  In the mean time, I am already on to the next stimulation for my mind, the next war, the next struggle over philosophic principles—and that battlefield is in a galaxy far, far away in a world known as The Old Republic.  That is where my wife and I will be vacationing, and enjoying our lives not just in luxury, but in never-ending combat and puzzles only the mind can unwrap.

Rich Hoffman

www.tailofthedragonbook.com

  

Doc Thompson Goes Nationwide: Stripping away more than cloths on the air for America’s benefit

One of the things that people most ask me when I’m out and about talking, is what will happen to Doc Thompson—what’s next for him?  They ask me because Doc and I made a lot of waves in Cincinnati when he was on 700 WLW and people enjoyed the playful way that he dealt with very serious topics.  Being a conservative talk show host with a lot of Marconi awards behind his many years of radio experience, Doc is one of those unusual people who have never let the cynicism of life catch up to him.  He has a quality that traditional Americans find refreshing, so when he recently left his radio jobs in Cincinnati and Richmond Virginia to fulfill a position in Detroit on 1270 AM people became concerned.  Then they nearly panicked when they learned that CBS radio was moving around their programming schedules, and that they might not get to hear Doc on the radio yet again.

In reality the opposite is true.  Doc Thompson is actually expanding—he’s about to go into syndication all over the nation which is a deal he has been working on for a long time.   The website that announces his next big step can be seen at the link below along with affiliate information for radio stations who want to bring his unique brand of radio to their airwaves.

http://www.docthompson.net/

Out of all the Doc Thompson broadcasts I’ve used here at the OW, the most popular, is his radio bit called “The Answer is C,” which was hilarious radio while at the same time making his point about why our society is in so much trouble presently.  CLICK HERE to revisit that monumental broadcast. 

Doc often fills in for Glenn Beck’s radio show when needed, so a national audience has already had a taste of what Doc has to offer.  But it was after the Thanksgiving 2012 broadcast on the Glenn Beck Program that Doc really showed how important his unique radio style could be in a nation that has never been so divided without being in open war.  It is Doc’s ability to tackle very serious issues with genuine humor that sets him apart from everyone else.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to the entire broadcast from the Glenn Beck Show.

So don’t worry about not being able to hear Doc on the radio.  The truth is that Doc will be available more often and to a much wider audience.  So if you’d like to hear Doc and your local radio affiliate isn’t yet carrying him, send them an email asking them to become an affiliate.  They’ll appreciate the tip since it will instantly help their ratings, and you will have helped your community by bringing a real treasure in Doc Thompson to their radio airwaves.   Doc’s personal story reminds me a lot of the Howard Stern narrative shown in the movie Private Parts.  Doc has a long history of taking chances and jumping from job to job until he found just the right producer and home to build his unique brand.  But unlike Stern who became a household name by having women strip off their clothes on the air to shock audiences into listening, Doc does the opposite, he strips away the truth of Americas contemporary problems in ways that are equally enticing, shocking—but always in good taste.

Rich Hoffman

www.tailofthedragonbook.com

  

Letters of Hatred: A school bus crashes into a Fairfield home

As further proof of left winged hypocrisy that feels it has a right to preach their warped morality to the rest of us let me share with the class a correspondence I have had with William Schmidt over the last couple of days.  Schmidt is one of those types who believe that public education is the center point of our culture whereas I differ from him in believing it is the parent.  He believes in centralized collective connectivity whereas I believe in disconnected self-reliance and respect of personal sovereignty.  Just a few days before Christmas he felt empowered by the Sandy Hook massacre to write me because of the 6 educators who were killed protecting their students as if those acts of valor justified the many tragedies that are going on in public education otherwise.  I’m sure this guy has a wife and kids that love him, so I doubt he’s the epitome of evil, but just a guy with the wrong point of view.  Needless to say before the Holidays as family events and fun festivities are most on my mind, I really didn’t want to be reminded of the kind of people who have run our nation to the edge of the fiscal cliff.  His comments drew my mind away from what I’d rather think about, which just opened up all the raw anger I have for advocates of Keynesian economics.  He felt further that he had some kind of right to analyze my political strategy and other attributes to my personality—so I present the first parts of our conversation for study and comment.

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:08 AM, <teenorm@aol.com> wrote:

Rich,

It is interesting that you acknowledged that Stephan Round left his teaching job for reasons you seemed to agree with, but only identified 6 other educators from Connecticut who also left their positions at the hands of a home-schooled individual as being unarmed progressive advocates.  What you advocate might be easier to swallow if you had a heart.  You slipped up badly last March and you are trying to reestablish yourself by being more bizarre.  No one is going to believe that the teachers attempting to protect those children at Sandy Hook were simply greedy, communistic, radical, and self-serving.  Stephan Round may have done something bold, but to recognize it while belittling those that gave their lives is certainly not an American value and it shows your flaws as an advocate for anything.

William Schmidt

—–Original Message—–
From: Rich Hoffman
To: teenorm <teenorm@aol.com>
Sent: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 6:18 am
Subject: Re:

Sorry dude, but you are not qualified to measure the worth of my heart,
or my strategy.  But thanks for writing.

Merry Christmas,

Rich

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 6:51 PM, <teenorm@aol.com> wrote:

Hey buddy,  let’s see if maybe I can take a measure of your heart.

When you saw the picture from the site below

http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/ohio/fairfield-school-bus-slams-into-house#.UNT0o2__pfQ

didn’t your heart sort of say to you, I hope its Arnie’s house and I hope a teacher union member was driving.

William

While Schmidt’s first message might be considered well-thought, it can be seen how quickly it degraded into one that advocated violence.  My response to him I thought was very polite—I even gave him a way out to save face by wishing him a Merry Christmas.  Instead, he chose to respond with his hope that the bus that crashed through a Fairfield home was driven by a member of the teacher’s union trying to run over Arnie Engle who fights the levy attempts in Fairfield.  So while Schmidt felt entitled to lecture me on how I messed up in March of 2012 by calling my political rivals “fat assed prostitutes who will do anything for money” (more or less) he believes that he can wish for the injury of a tax resister like Arnie Engle in Fairfield by hoping that he was run over by a school bus—being driven by a member of the teacher’s union.  It is exactly this kind of thinking that caused people to camp outside a Kroger store in my community and attempt to publicly smear my name because they couldn’t win against me in a public debate.  CLICK HERE to hear me tell the story in a speech I gave to the Oxford Tea Party.  I will never forget that event or forgive it as long as I live.  It pissed me off that much, because of the intent behind the behavior.

For those like Schmidt who read here and want to know what I’m up to, or what I’m thinking, let me answer them all in one article, rather than writing a bunch of individual emails.  I have watched how Arnie Engle, and many other school board members who have tried to fight to keep taxes lower have been treated by the education establishment.  Educrats are radicalized monsters of selfishness and I have no sympathy for them, nor do I want to share my space with them. I see them as social parasites and I don’t want them around America’s children.  In fact, I don’t want people who think like William Schmidt to be anywhere near children.  He can think whatever he wants, but people like him should not have access to tax money to live off of while they teach American youth their warped progressive viewpoints.

After Lakota refused to ask the teachers union for a 5% wage reduction in February of 2012  members of my No Lakota Levy group wanted me to handle the public relations for their Yes to Lakota Kids group to prove to the community that they weren’t bad people for voting down the tax increases. I didn’t think they should feel they had to defend any kind of position.  In fact I told them they should be willing to tell their critics to stick their opinions up their asses, which is what I said in private.  In public I helped them, but I had decided that I wanted to go into a different direction from what they were doing.  In fact, I have most of my interviews on my blog here at the OW, but the one I gave to Mark Amazon on 700 WLW about the $10,000 Yes to Lakota Kids donated to Lakota is one I never posted, because while the thought was nice, I felt insincere participating.  I let my friends at No Lakota Levy and Michael Clark at the Enquirer steer my support to a more community based position.  I haven’t talked about this stuff before but since it’s the end of the year and is now on my mind, it’s worth analysis.  I was driving for a political checkmate strategically in February while people like Clark and some of my No Lakota Levy friends were interested in community hand holding with people like Schmidt—which I had no interest in.  So I offered my support publicly out of loyalty to the Enquirer and my levy fighting friends but it wasn’t the way I wanted to play the game.

After attending a meeting where Lakota cut even more teachers without asking the union for a 5% cut, I gave my last interview to Channel 19 as a traditional member of No Lakota Levy.  Lakota was positioning themselves for a fourth levy attempt and I was not going to allow myself to be handcuffed by The Enquirer, by my friends, or even WLW whom I had a good relationship with but seemed eager to force peace between myself and the radicals in education.  While all this was going on, the Kroger Survey that I referred to was taking place and the reports of how my name was being smeared publicly was coming back to me. So I did what I needed to do, and that was to change my strategy.  Since the politics was not working—because the school refused to acknowledge the No Lakota Levy victories at the ballot box, I decided that I would turn up the heat in the future and that meant not playing as nicely as we had before—so I desired to no longer be a spokesman for the group.  Playing fairly was not getting the job done, so more extreme measures were necessary.

My 2013 strategy will not need the traditional media outlets.  I have done a lot of that, and Lakota ignored the facts, so uttering the same debate a fourth, a fifth, and a sixth time is pointless.  Instead I am free to conduct my observations about public education without worrying about holding back my opinion in the name of community peace, which I felt I had to do when representing the other members of No Lakota Levy.  People Like William Schmidt assume mistakenly that I desire to play politics by the rules that people like him control—the left leaning progressives who say one thing, but do another as he stated in his email to me preaching the merit of the Sandy Hook teachers while wishing for the harm of Arnie Engle when a school bus ran into a house in Fairfield.  I want people who think like Schmidt out of education completely so my new strategy won’t be to argue finance, curriculum, or cost saving alternatives.  No Lakota Levy was attempting to help Lakota manage its finances while still offering the public the services they had gotten used to.  I no longer support such endeavors and haven’t since the last election failed to change the behavior at the school.

I support School Choice and the complete eradication of the teacher’s union.  I do not want any of my money to go to the OEA or any other large labor union embedded in the public sector like a parasitic flea on a dogs rear end and I have also decided that I don’t want to offer a free education to the kind of people who stood outside a Kroger store and smeared my name so their snot nosed kids can learn to be social vermin off my dime. (CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT THEY SAID)  I don’t care about the sports that come out of a local school, and I don’t care if the school in my neighborhood has state rankings or not, I want them all privatized and funded fully by the parents who send their kids to those schools.  I think public education is inferior to other kinds of education and I don’t want to pay for it.  I don’t want to pay for more and more generations of young people who don’t appreciate the free baby sitting the community provides for parents who think like William Schmidt and believes they have a right to lecture me on morality.

So I won’t be supporting traditional education models in the future.  I will encourage people I know to run for school board seats to solve the problem in the short-run, but in the long, I want public education changed forever.  Doing things they way I did them before with reasonable debate in the newspapers and on the radio simply won’t get the job done.  It obviously did not work before, so doing the same thing in the future would be foolish, and a waste of time.  I have seen personally what the education system has done to good people like Arnie Engle, and I won’t be going down that path.  But I can assure all those who did not listen when I was reasonable—who elected to make it personal in February of 2012—you have only yourselves to blame.  Going forward you will wish you had listened.  You will wish that you took my hand when I offered it.  You will wish that you hadn’t been a smart-ass and tried to move me with thuggish resonance, and you will wish you offered the 5% reduction in wages instead of facing what is coming.  But more than anything you will wish that I was still attached to my friends at No Lakota Levy—because when I was, I held back a lot because I didn’t want to embarrass them publicly.  So no William Schmidt, I did not “slip up badly” in March.  I simply had enough of playing Mr. Nice Guy.  I had enough of the speeches, the attempts to deal reasonably with radicals, and I wanted the freedom to call them what I saw them as—and I did.  Unlike other people I know who allow the political left to pick them apart with progressive hypocrisy, I play by different rules and I meant it when I said in the Enquirer that I’m an “eye for a head kind of guy.”  The levy radicals shouldn’t have tried to poke me in the eye—because the score is not yet settled, and I can’t settle that score being a nice guy spokesman for No Lakota Levy.

It is my conclusion that public education is broken beyond repair and all the employees in it should be fired and replaced with a new system that is driven by competition.  So I have no more patience for the debate, or interest in what the other side thinks.

See my speech at the Oxford Tea Party for more info:  CLICK HERE

Rich Hoffman

www.tailofthedragonbook.com