Why no Tea Party here?
(10-3-11)--Search as we will on the internet,
there's no Tea Party patriots in our fair
We've got 'em in Yakima,
the Tri-Cities, Prosser, Zillah. But not
Sunnyside. Why not?
- (1) There's our
business community, shrinking as it is, with
empty storefronts gathering dust. In order to
stay afloat, most feel they "need" to stay
politically correct. No Tea Party folks,
puh-leeze! Hey, we've gotta LIVE here! Shut
- (2) Then there's
Sunnyside's tax-funded government community. You
know--schools, police, the city, DSHS,
Employment Security, Planned Parenthood, the
Hospital, etc. Locally, it's these folks who
live on the hill. This community is a fairly big
economic engine here. If your paycheck comes
from a government, you'd better keep your
patriot mouth shut.
- (3) Then there's
unions--my gawd, everybody's got a public
employees' union. That includes all local
government workers in (2). And Sunnyside hosts
the home office of the United Farmworkers Union.
Can't step out of line because unions are part
of the leftist coalition that doesn't just
reject Tea Partiers. It beats 'em up in some
places. Not here. Nobody to beat up.
- (4) Then there's the
organizations. Some folks call 'em NGOs; some
have other choice names for 'em. My gawd,
they're all over the place in Yakima County,
including our fair city. These folks certainly
can't embrace the Tea Party, because the Tea
Party is calling for less taxation, and if taxes
are less, there goes NGO funding! We're talkin'
the Washington State Migrant Council, and many
lesser outfits like them. Gotta be bilingual, by
golly. Everyone knows the drill.
Patriots: shut up.
- (5) Bottom line, NOBODY
in Sunnyside can or will start a Tea Party group
because they've all got their fingers in the tax
till, and they ALL need to stay politically
correct or endanger their paychecks. Again, NO
Tea Party puh-leeze!
- (6) There's only one
way to describe this situation. It's truly effed
up. Have a nice effing day.
(8-6-11)--Torchwood, the story line, sets up the
scenario in which no one dies. Those who have
been mortally ill or mortally wounded continue
to live anyway. These folks are the living
Movie creators portray a
particularly reprehensible woman as a "Tea Party"
politician, running for office, who wants to
warehouse the "undead" into abominable, stinking
institutions. There the "dead" will stay...until
"They're dead," she says.
"It's just the way things are. They're overflow
people competing with the really living for
resources. Those who should be dead must be
segregated from the rest of us."
The nubbin is "overflow
people". The same ethos would call retired old
folks "overflow" people who nowadays live longer
than ever before. Or the ill. Or the mentally
challenged. There are no "overflow" people. All
people are precious, leftist politicians
People like the female
politician exist, true. But they're not Tea
Party types, as story liners would have us
believe. Big government politicians lend
themselves to the "warehouse them" sentiment. These
are leftists, not Tea Party types.
In Western Society, we need
movie and music studios with sane, conservative
artists who compete with the monsterous assholes
who nowadays seem to have cornered the creative
tax--'bout time, right?
country's year-old federal tanning tax is so COOL!
Finally, America has a Democrat inspired tax that
only bites white people. 'Bout damned time.
Tanners are charged an
extra 10 percent when they hit the blue light
tables. The new tax was instituted to help pay for
Obama's health care reform.
Now when white ladies want
to avoid winter pallor, they can enjoy paying
Obama's government for the privilege. Hope and
change, baby, we love it.
Barak and Michelle will
also have to pay an extra 10 percent when
they tan up. But they can afford it; no
problem. Others of us have to count pennies these
progress any further...
Black ladies soon will be
privileged to pay 10 percent more to conk the
curley out of their hair. And another 10 percent to
dye it blond or red or streak it. Latinas can get
in on the tax action,too, when they become fun
White, brown or black, we
love the ladies all. But we can't say the same for
our divisive, Democrat federal government.
Regional Offices--let's abolish
(7-22-11)--Ten federal, geographical regions
were formed in 1969 by Richard Nixon's executive
order. They have always formed a very dangerous
usurpation of state powers. They should be
- Each region contains
states, and each
hosts one or more federal "regional offices".
- From these regional
offices federal government wields its power,in
very many ways, over state populations. Each
regional office brings the "beast" closer to
each citizen's door. Each greatly magnifies
federal power and endangers the powers of state
- These unconstitutional
political aberrations were not formed by
Congress, but they may be abolished by Congress.
They were formed four decades before the Tea
Party arose. Now is the time to "take 'em out".
- It's time for Tea Party
activists to address the regional office issue,
and do so through their elected representatives,
talk shows, town meetings, editor letters and
other manifestations of today's groundswell of
- By the way, closing
down these regional political outrages will save
a trainload of tax dollars. We're talkin'
a freakin' long train here.
legislators live just down the
(7-22-11)--Used to be you could make a fairly
local call to your state legislator and politely
request that he reject or approve a cat who was
running for the U.S. Senate from your
- Or you could stand up
and make the request at any number of local town
forums where the state legislator could take
your request under consideration in clear view
or your friends and neighbors.
- "I don't want that guy
in the U.S. Senate; he doesn't represent MY
views", you could say. And your state legislator
would take your pronouncements back to the state
capitol where the legislature ultimately decided
who would be your next U.S. Senator.
- Whoever was elected,
you would know he or she would take state
government's views to D.C., thus strengthening
state powers and working against what we have
today: the federal behemoth. Feds have contempt
for what have become comparatively puny state
- Woodrow Wilson was a
clever bastard. He worked to get the 17th
Amendment added to the Constitution. Now it
doesn't matter what we say to our state
legislator who lives just down the road. The
17th doesn't allow state legislatures to choose
their U.S. Senator.
- Our U.S. senator now is
chosen by a vote of the entire electorate. His
election campaign is mostly funded by
out-of-state politicos. The U.S. Senate no
longer forms the "upper house" as the founders
intended. The U.S. Sentate has become redundant.
It's no different from the U.S.House. It's
similarly corrupt; now both houses are
filled to the rafters with braying asses.
- We abolished the 18th
Amendment, that is, Prohibition, without
suffering a constitutional convention.
Similarly, we can abolish the 17th without
endangering that wonderful document, the U.S.
Constitution. Let's get it on.
governance today: stupid versus
(7-3-11)--Forrest Gump was a loveable movie
character. You'd jump out of your seat and spill
your popcorn just rooting for him. He was kind,
loving, and honest.
- If you have any soul at
all, you'd stand up for someone like Forrest
Gump in real life. You'd say: "Don't mess
- Then you've got
somebody like the icey-eyed, highly articulate
Hannibal Lector. Hannibal the cannibal. If you
have any soul at all, you'd cap Hannibal and let
the devil take the hindmost.
- Alas, take a gander at
the U.S. government. Watch what happens between
Republicans and Democrats.
- Republicans (politely,
of course) trip over their own feet and spar
with one another. Left-wing Democrats, in lock
step, bare their wet fangs, rubbing their hands
together in anticipation of triumph and
- In a purely virtual
sense (of course!), we should support Forrest
and cap Hannibal. Bang.
the heck are they?
(7-3-11)--Anybody running for local political
office ought to truthfully divulge the political
party of his choice. It's common sense and
- Voters can tell MUCH
about a city council or school district
candidate when he reveals his party affiliations
for us poor schlubs.
- Dems generally love big
tax-paid programs busting with bureaucrats,
public sector unions, big government,
stultifying regulations and centralized power
- Republicans generally
prefer small business successes, self-help,
de-regulation, de-centralized powers, and the
Constitution with its Bill of Rights.
- Remember: Local
officeholders provide support for their
guys in county, state and federal governments.
Probably pays to know who they are,
hear about Wal-Mart?
- SUNNYSIDE (7-3-11)--The
formerly 24-hour big box reportedly will be
closed between 12 midnight and 6 a.m. from now
on. That's the whisper from
employees. Seems the reason is suspected
inside job thievery during the wee hours.
- One employee, who
looked nervously about when YVN asked about
store theft losses whispered, "Would you
believe? Over a million dollars!"
- The employee wished to
remain unnamed. Meanwhile city officials have
revealed many local gang members are employed in
Closing In on banger billets
- SUNNYSIDE (7-3-11)--
Thanks to the Sunnyside PD's groundbreaking war
against local gangs, the I-Watch program should
soon be able to let everyone know via the
internet which specific Sunnyside addresses host
- Oh,and landlords' names
and phone numbers can be hoisted up as well.
- That way, any local
citizen can call and congratulate those who rent
to gang bangers. Getting the needed info
requires a prodigious amount of public record
requests and fact-compiling.
- Nevertheless, as Larry
the Cable guy advises, local concerned citizens
intend to "Get 'er done!"
is a 501-c-3
- SUNNYSIDE (7-3-11)-- As
a private, non-profit corporation, the I-Watch
group can receive donations from those who wish
to help the group carry on its mission--while
shrinking donors' tax bites.
- I-Watch goals presently
include reducing crime by careful coordination
with the Sunnyside PD.
- The group may also
provide a wide variety of research, with an eye
toward informing the local public about the
roots and branches of crime in Sunnyside.
- I-watch could in the
future provide practical training by experienced
university grads in newswriting, investigative
research and photography. The idea is to create
competant journalists not not indoctrinated by
any government university system.
to "Wisconsinate" Washington
public-agency unions due to dry up
(3-13-11)--Every time a union thug scares
state and local governments into raising
public-employee salaries and adding fringe
benefits, taxes skyrocket for us peons who
struggle in the private sector to pay for
- Those getting
shafted by public-unions include non-union
waitresses, store clerks, farmworkers,
mechanics, small-businesses and home
- A sizable
element of Washington's population today uses
public sector unions to bully their way into
great salaries, medical insurance, dental
insurance, vision insurance, great working
conditions, and fat pensions. Meanwhile,
going without these public-union perks are those
of us who pay for them with our
- Public sector
union bosses notoriously sleep with the Democrat
party; they in fact keep the Democrats rolling
in money via multi-millions in union dues from
public sector employees. The system is oddly
similar to the one that characterized the old
- In Wisconsin,
Gov. Scott Walker and legislative Republicans
have brought this decades old, excruciatingly
unfair scenario to an end. Wisconsin public
unions can no longer bargain for costly goodies
paid for by private tax-paying Americans who
have no such goodies.
unions are a breed far different from those
protecting private sector carpenters,
farmworkers, laborers, plumbers, pipefitters,
electricians, and the like.
"backbone" workers build the country and work
damned hard for their wages. Their wage hikes
may ultimately raise the cost of goods, but
buying goods is not coercive, as
is the governments' demand for
raised taxes when public sector unions
successfully bully legislators and small
- Get it?
No? Well, have a cup and read the damned thing
cooperating with cops?
Sunnyside landlords may try to remain
(1-23-11)--Gangbangers need a place to eat,
sleep and hide out. To that end, they rent their
digs rather than buy them. They rent from
landlords who want to stay in
Sunnyside landlords need a license to rent out a
given address. Landlords must register their
rentals with the city. It's NOT voluntary. Cops
are now going door-to-door to determine which
Sunnyside houses are rental units.
- Landlords who
have not so far cooperated with the new law will
be directed to register for a license to rent.
If they don't register, their future licenses to
rent may be denied, ending their rental incomes.
requiring licenses include houses, multi-plexes,
mobile homes, rented rooms, and all other
- When police
uncover drugs and gang activity at a given
residence, officers inform the landlord, who
then can receive financial help to evict thug
familiarize themselves with the new law,
landlords are required to attend a class to
inform them regarding Sunnyside's emphasis on
- Some 130
local landlords have so far registered with the
Sunnyside PD, "but we believe that's just a
portion of the rentals...and we need to
register them all," Capt. Phil Schenck said
- Schenck said
it's unfortunate that "good landlords" have to
comply with the licensing requirement but that
"we need to take our city back" from
- When all
Sunnyside landlords are in compliance and the
program is rolling, it's believed gangsters will
be forced to move out of town--into the county
or nearby cities.
- The county
and other cities are free to pass ordinances
similar to Sunnyside's, but that may require
public pressure on county commissioners, the
sheriff, and other local city
suggested this more than three years
mulls new PD-Landlord proposal to whack
(4-20-10)--Sunnyside city government is
mulling a "partnership" with local landlords to
help prevent local gangs from setting up a "gang
often rent from out-of-town landlords more
interested in collecting rent than worrying
about crime in Sunnyside. Landlords also pay a
fairly high legal cost if they boot a gangster
out of a rental unit.
- In a special
meeting today, the council discussed what
they've termed a "Police Private Sector
Police Chief Ed Radder told the group "we have
had great luck, in a limited scale, in dealing
with criminal behavior by denying and removing
organized criminal street gang activity from a
neighborhood by using existing legal sanctions
(evictions for cause).
- "Even more
desirable is to prevent a 'base' to even become
established through proper channels of
communication and cooperation (between the
department and landlords).
information could be used by landlords to help
them decide whether to rent to a given person.
If the guy's got a yard-long rap sheet, the
landlord should know about it.
- No word was
forthcoming about whether a proxy renter with no
apparent criminal record could rent a home as a
favor to a known gangster.
- In 2007, a
young mother rented a home
from a local private landlord on Sunnyside's
Taylor Avenue. Gangsters moved in, and citizens
around the home sold out and moved away.
More than one Molotov cocktail was thrown at
vehicles in the home's driveway.
newly proposed measure also would provide a
subsidy to offset the landlord's considerable
cost of a formal eviction/unlawful detainer
process. Given Sunnyside's high crime rate, city
officials believe such a subsidy makes good
- "This would
not be used for general cause evictions, but
only when a public need is proven, based on
criminal behavior," Radder told the
reports indicate thugs also reside in
Sunnyside's publicly subsidized housing, though
the program as proposed only addresses private
housing at this time.
- Yakima has
operated a PD-landlord program for years.
Yakima's real estate associaton officials say a
great rapport has developed between the PD and
landlords, because it's a win-win.
Valley News suggested a PD-landlord program to
the city more than three years ago: YVN writers
- Maybe there's
a good way to get the Sunnyside PD and a
"Sunnyside Landlord's Association" to
work together to rout gang/drug/fence operations
in Sunnyside's rented homes. Bruce Smith's
Yakima Valley Business Times published an
article about the Yakima Valley Landlord's
Association (Marvalene Broadhead at
457-4770) and Yakima PD (Sgt. Linda Watts
at 575-6200). The two agencies coordinate to
decrease crime in Yakima rental units. Two
things: No "Sunnyside Landlord's
Association" now exists. And it's taken
Yakima landlords and cops five years to get used
to working with one another. Seems the program
could be replicated here, given consultations
with those two Yakima agencies. They know all
the good ideas and pitfalls by now.
- YVN knew we
were ahead of the curve--but 3