Thursday, May 28, 2015


 At last count there were 73 candidates for the presidency, and that’s just the Republicans. Every day two or three more GOP candidates throw their hats into the ring. Just a few days ago Lindsay Graham said he wanted to be considered. Then it was Rick Santorum. At least he said he was Santorum, but without his trademark sweater vest, we couldn’t be sure. Now George Pataki stated that he was going to announce soon. Where will it all end?

At this point only one candidate, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has announced that he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination. Is Hillary going to run, or is she too busy fighting off attacks to put her effort into a political campaign?

And what about Carl Perrin? Is he ever going to stop dithering and starting campaigning for the White House? Actually he is. He recognizes the weakness in his 2008 effort to win the Democratic nomination. Clearly it was not his qualifications. He was and remains one of the most qualified candidates in the race. Perrin’s weakness was in fund raising. While the other candidates were raising tens of millions of dollars for their campaigns, Perrin was dependent primarily on Maine supporters who were cashing in cans and bottles for his campaign fund.

That is about to change. He is going to publish excerpts from his campaign blog My Run for the White House or How I Tried to Save Cheap Beer for America. Just as the electioneering gets hot and heavy, this notable work will be available as a kindle book. The revenue from book sales will be more than enough to compete with the $$$ contributed to other candidates by millionaires.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


One of the nice things about Jeb Bush is that he is not his brother. But he recently said that George did the right thing in invading Iraq. At least he is consistent in his support for the Common Core in education. Governors Bobby Jindal, Chris Cristie, and Scott Walker all have backed away from their support of the Common Core. Walker also flipped away from his position on immigration reform. Senator Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, has also come out on both sides of the immigration issue. Senator Rand Paul is another who has been on both sides of the immigration question. He also changed his mind about whether a nuclear armed Iran is a threat to security. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry a year ago demanded that Congress reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. Now he is opposed to it. 

At least Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been consistent. He has been convinced all along that Operation Jade Helm 15 is a thinly disguised plot for the federal government to take over Texas.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


It seems that Hillary isn’t the only candidate with problems relating to email. Democratic candidate Carl Perrin has a half a dozen email addresses. Why does one person need so many identities on the internet? He has two yahoo addresses, an aol address, a hotmail address, etc., etc., etc.

When he left aol as his internet service provider, he thought he could no longer use his aol address. When he started his Grammar Doctor website, he opened an address solely for people to email that site. When he went to Optonline for his internet service, they gave him another email address. When he started this blog on Google Blogger, he thought he needed a gmail address for that.

It sounds pretty complicated, just a little too complicated, like some kind of strange plot. We can’t help but wonder if he uses some of his email addresses for some kind of secret stuff that he doesn’t want people to know about.

If he wants to run for the presidency, he ought to come clean with the American public about why he has so many email addresses.   

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Jade Helm 15

Texas Governor Greg Allen has ordered the State Guard to monitor operation Jade Helm 15, an exercise of various military Special Forces that will take place in the Southwest, including Texas over the summer. Texas Senator Ted Cruz said in effect that you can’t trust the federal government because it has lied to us so often. Some might laugh at these men and other “conspiracy nuts,” but when a noted intellectual like Chuck Norris adds his voice to the chorus of people who fear that it is all a plot to take over Texas, you have to wonder.

“The US government says, ‘It’s just a training exercise’ but I’m not sure the term ‘just’ has any reference to reality when the government uses it,” Norris said. Indeed!

How would this nefarious plot work out? What would the federal government do? Send in a bunch of Northern liberals to preach to the “real” Texans? Fill the schools with the common core curriculum?

They wouldn’t go that far, would they? 

Sunday, May 3, 2015


This summer about 1200 special operations military personnel, including green berets and Navy Seals, will be participating in a training operation in the Southwest. The operation, called Jade Helm 15, has Texas Governor Greg Allen worried. He is so worried that he has asked the State Guard to monitor the exercise so "that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed."

It is clear to some people that the exercise is nothing more than a cover for the implementation of martial law. Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says, "I've hardly ever heard of something joint like this unless they're planning an invasion."

A blog called Freedom Fighters Reports linked the exercise to leaked DOJ memo "calling for an all out gun confiscation and outlawing of firearms." It went on to list various gun control initiatives, including buybacks and background checks.

An unnamed “Texas Ranger,” claimed that there were "trains moving throughout Texas that have shackles inside some of the cars" ahead of the training exercise. He speculated that those trains would be used to transport political prisoners.

WalMart is in on it. The huge retailer recently closed five stores, including one in Texas, without warning. All News Pipeline connected the store closings to Jade Helm 15, claiming that the stores would "be used as 'food distribution centers' and to house the headquarters of invading troops from China, here to disarm Americans one by one."

It’s all very clear to Before It’s News Website. Enemies will hack into banks, causing a financial collapse. This will allow the military to implement martial law.
Former GOP member of the Texas legislator Todd Smith complained about the governor’s “willingness to pander to idiots.” But Texas Senator Ted Cruz supported the governor, saying, “I have a great deal of faith and confidence in Governor Abbott. He is a long-time friend and mentor of mine.”

In a speech in South Carolina, Cruz said, “Just because you’re paranoid … doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.”