Apr 192017
 

Subject: press release
To:
It’s well known that many animal species are becoming extinct, due to habitat loss caused by the expansion of human towns and cities. In response to this some governments are trying to reverse this trend; some by policies like the Hernando County 2040 plan. But this plan has major flaws as pointed out at the Nature Coast 912 Group meeting held on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Shirley and Pat Miketinac spoke about this plan. At first Pat Miketinac stated that the word “shall” appeared 834 times in this plan, since this basically means compliance is necessary, this establishes 843 new laws, most of which cause problems. Such as: people must use only the type of fencing mandated by the plan; this causes problems because different farm raised animals require different type of fencing. Land owners must also use only the outdoor lighting allowed by the plan.

Shirley’s speech got very disturbing when she said that people who own over 100 acres of land will only be able to use 50% of their land. People who own between 20 to 100 acres will loose 30% of their land to the government; but people who own under 20 acres will be able to use all their land. These land owners will still have to pay tax on the land they are not allowed to use. This is clearly a land grab by the government.

With 35% of the land in Hernando County already owned by the government, how far will this plan go? This plan also has many ways to make suburban living too expensive and so force people to move to cities that will become increasingly overcrowded due to this plan!

What is basically happening here is that private property is being taken off the market, and with the law of “supply and demand” setting in, this raises the cost of existing land. Shirley said that some states have had the cost of land go so high that it was priced out of the market. So, a question must be asked here, is this plan a secret a way to raise the cost of land so that people who already own a lot of land are rigging the real estate market for their own profits?

The strangest aspect of this plan is that it establishes “wild life corridors” that’s supposed to help wild life survive, but it was never proven if this works. Little plots of land scattered around at random allows animals to wonder around, often into human living areas where they can be harmed. It seems that large plots of land like Yellowstone Park do help wild life live better, but this not possible in a highly developed state like Florida without serious financial trouble.

The attached picture shows Pat Miketinac on the left and Shirley Miketinac on the right.

Jose Lugo, editor DDTV.ORG and reporter for the Nature Coast 912 Group.
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A PETITION CALLING FOR THE HERNANDO COUNTY DRAFT 2040 PLAN TO BE AMENDED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER:

1. The Draft 2040 Plan should be voided in its entirety.

2. Staff should go back to the current Comprehensive Plan and modify it with “strike” for deletions and “underline” for additions as is common legal procedure.

3. The GOP (Goals, Objectives and Policies) Model should be retained, dropping the GOS (Goals, Objectives, Strategies) Model.

4. The use of “shall”, “will” and “must” or other such legal mandates should be removed to be replaced by “may”, “could”, “should”, “consider”, “encourage” and other non-legally binding language. This plan should only be a guide for ordinances to be decided by our County Commissioners.

5. The current private property rights language should be retained, and State Statute Title VI, Chapter 70, section 001 entitled “Private Rights Protection” should be added. State Statute 163.3161 (10) Private Property Rights should be added.

6. Where possible, easy to read charts should convey information such as land density and open space options, if any, county facilities and parks, total acreage by categories, etc..

7. All references to “Ecological Linkages” with additional open space, fencing and lighting requirements should be deleted as well as any such restrictions in the Rural Category.

8. Any reference to “wildlife corridors” should be referenced as theory only and used only in voluntary educational programs.

9. No one should lose usage of any portion of their property for a wildlife corridor or ecological linkage theory.

10. Clustering should be totally voluntary at the discretion of the property owner.

11. Any restrictions on private property rights should be the very minimum required by state law.
Remove any open space requirements that are not mandated by the State of Florida.

12. Any mention of land acquisition should be stricken from the Comprehensive Plan, as almost one-third of Hernando County is already in Conservation, more than 42 other counties. With government holdings, a full 45% is off the tax rolls.

13. This plan should have an extensive chapter devoted to natural history, and all the conservation lands, parks and special features that Hernando County already possesses.

14. Transportation by automobile should be acknowledged as the primary transportation mode in Hernando County (over 95%) at this time. Bicycles and pedestrian should be acknowledged as mainly recreational.

15.“ Smart Growth” strategies such as “traffic calming”, “complete streets”, mixed-use communities, transportation-oriented development, extreme growth restrictions on rural properties, should be deleted . In 2011 the Florida Smart Growth Laws were repealed as an acknowledged failure and as being harmful to our economic growth.
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We the undersigned, are opposed to the Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan for Hernando County, as written and agree with the actions called for in Numbers 1 through 15 above. Please enter this request into Hernando County records.

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Please send completed petition to:

Pat and Shirley Miketinac
P.O. Box 1391
Brooksville FL., 34605

Solution for A Divided America

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Feb 202017
 

Solution for a Divided America

Something is seriously wrong in America today, and many news casters on TV and radio are coming to the same conclusion; which is that we are as divided as we were just before the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln said:

“A house divided against itself cannot stand”

But none of our news casters seem to realize that it is themselves who are to blame for this. If you listen to MSNBC about one story, then go to FOX news, you will hear the same story; except that it is the exact opposite.

How can this be? Consider this example; Barack Obama once said: “if an enemy convoy is headed to America to attack, he won’t use nuclear weapons”. The Left Wing said this was courageous because it will prove our moral superiority. The Right Wing said this is stupid because it would needlessly cost American lives, so just nuke’em and get it over with. Who is right? Who is wrong? This depends on which news source you watch all the time.

All the news sources use people who are the best con-artists ever. They are selected because they have great personality and devastating charisma. Just look at Chris Matthews, Bill O’ Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Rachel Maddow and all the rest of them.

Both sides do an extremely good job of making the other side look like liars, incompetents, and just downright dangerous people, hell bent on destroying the nation. Plus they all do it with selective written proof and video of actual events. It’s really amazing. But what they are really doing is destroying the other stations for ratings, the higher their own ratings, the higher their paychecks.

For example: Rachel Maddow of MSNBC once put on a game show skit with contestants who tackled the issue of who is the biggest spending president. The conclusion they came to was that President George Bush (the younger) was the biggest spending President in American history. Then FOX said that when Barack Obama started his first term, the national debt was 10 trillion dollars and when Obama left the White House, the national debt was 20 trillion dollars. Making Obama the President, who spent more than all former presidents combined.

But MSNBC is not the only bad boy in town. Bill O’Reilly of FOX News fame once said that FOX News does not insult the other news networks, while the other networks insult FOX News all the time by calling them racist, sexist, homophobic etc. etc. Then John Stewart showed a video of Bill O’Reilly calling Left wing people pinheads and loons. But, believe it or not; the big Irish man O’Reilly did apologize, he had no choice.

Denzel Washington said: “If you don’t read the newspaper you’re uninformed, if you do read it,  you’re misinformed.”

I can give other examples here, but then so can anybody else; suffice it to say that the mass media is an out of control circus. That would be a joke, except that the news media is endangering the whole nation with division and (hopefully not), Civil War. The solution for this is as simple as it can get; we have to impose “Parliamentary Rules of Debate” on the news media.

If you look at governments around the world (except dictatorships) they have a congress with opposing sides debating issues with strict rules of debate that include time limits, the right to present an opposition voice and no interruptions. Our news media is nothing like this. Add to this is a habit most people have of watching the same news channel day after day with the same propaganda and after a while they get brain washed into thinking that the news they watch is the only right side and the other side is nuts.

As another example, most court rooms have the same structure in that there is a defense attorney and a prosecuting attorney; if there were only a defense attorney then nobody would go to jail, if there were only a prosecuting attorney then everybody goes to jail because the jury is only getting one side of the story. Having a defense and a prosecutor examines all sides of the case and it’s more likely to get the right decision. This is what must happen in our news media– all sides of an issue must be examined to get to the best decision possible; clearly this is not happening now.

Right now we can’t even have civil discussions among citizens because we have different facts. It’s all “Fake News” or “Alternative Facts” in a “Post Truth” world. It’s all lies and B.S.

Look at the case of Ivanka Trump. Her clothing line has been dropped from many stores. MSNBC said this is because of declining sales. But FOX says the opposite because the sales are up 21% and total profits were 100 million in 2016. So this is just an attack on Ivanka  because of her dad’s Presidency. This is typical of news operations.

By “Parliamentary Rules of Debate” I mean  all newspapers must have two columns, one for the home newspaper, the other column right next to it must belong to an opposition newspaper, so that an opposition can be heard. The same for all web pages, opposing opinions must be side by side. TV news must have an opposition seat belonging to the opposition with full rights of parliamentary debate, even shutting off the mike for interruptors. Penalties and fines must be used for violations.

This raises many questions, like how can you put Bill O’Reilly right next to Rachel Maddow, no building can take the pressure without blowing up, but something has to be worked out to unite our nation.

Rodney King said: “Why can’t we all just get along”

Jose Lugo, editor DDTV.ORG

Donald Trump, Lame Duck or Dictator

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Feb 012017
 

In reading Donald Trump’s book “the Art of the Deal” he sounded like a man who was just as concerned about interpersonal relations as well as making money. One quote he made was:

“Maximize your options, have fun”.

This sounds like good fatherly advice as well as sound financial advice, but it certainly does not sound like the guy that just ran a scorched earth campaign to win the White House. What in fact did happen was that the Donald did what Dennis Rodman once did, which was to do some outrageous acting to get attention. This got Dennis Rodman a lot of TV spots and also made him some good money. Well, the Donald was running against 17 other guys who also wanted the presidential nomination, so he followed the Dennis Rodman technique– got outrageous, got attention, and won the White House.

What this means is that the Donald likes to win; he even said so himself. But what now, he is not in the corporate world he came from, he just can’t fire Congressmen who are doing a lousy job. And, if you add up the Democrats and the RINOs in Congress, they are the majority and they will oppose him anyway they can. So will the Donald be able to get anything done? Or will we have a lame duck in the White House for the next four years? Or does the Donald have another trick up his sleeve, since he likes to win.

Will the Donald drain the swamp, or will the swamp drown the Donald?

Look at it this way; the Donald said he wants to get manufacturing back in America to get the economy going again, and so wants tariffs on goods sent to America from American industries that moved to other countries, (to take advantage of low wage workers), to make products to sell to the high priced American market, and so make huge profit margins. This has been going on for many years and these corporations have been making big money like you won’t believe. These are rich powerful corporations that found it easy to buy congressmen to pass NAFTA, the WTO and pass legislation to give China special trade status to make this big money scheme work. They are not going to say good-by to this deal on the say-so of the Donald. To stop the Donald from getting the tariffs he wants, congress just has to DO NOTHING. Don’t pass the legislation to establish the tariffs. Then probably use BS like they don’t want a trade war, when we have been in a continuous trade war that we lost 30 years ago.

So, what will the Donald do? He can try exposing the bought-out congressmen, that is after all one method he used to win the election. But if that doesn’t work, what then? Well, he can use his Twitter account to convince the people that Congress must be minimized or ignored ( just like Obama did, without the Twitter account) to get anything done. The problem here is how much can you minimize or ignore Congress before it becomes useless, and without a Congress what else can there be but a dictator.

So, the process that Barack Obama started to minimize Congress, or go around Congress is continuing with the Donald, he has already started action by “executive order”. But how far this will go is anybodys guess, will Congress get a set and fight back? Or is this the beginnig of an American Caesar; a historically proven failure as far as government structure goes.

A good case can be made to let the Donald have these special powers (executive orders) to repair the damage that anti-American elements have done to America. But what happens when a future president takes power who wants to do damage to America and he has these expanded powers that executive orders will give him? Again, great damage to America can be done.

But then again, just to keep the show going, the owners of Congress may let the Donald do some small stuff like pick some Supreme Court Justices, or let men use the mens bathroom again. But as far as changing the current trade deals, not likely; there is just too much money involved for too many very rich people.

Then the Donald said this at his inauguration:

“For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have born the cost. Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.”

The Donald has been critical during his campaign of the government, but now as President he has fired the first shot at Congress. Clearly the Donald and the corporations that own Congress are going to go to war. If the Donald wins– then America gets a better economy, if the corporations that own Congress win– then America is finished. This is a prime factor to start a dictatorship, especially if the Donald is successful in bringing back the jobs that the Democrats sent to other countries with really bad trade deals they made.

Will the price of letting the Donald fix the economy be the loss of the American Democratic-Republic? Will executive orders vs. the owners of a fading away congress be our new form of government; or will executive orders vs. street protests and riots be our new form of government? The next four years will be interesting.

Jose Lugo, editor DDTV.ORG
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Flip Flopping Trump

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Dec 052016
 

The American people have been betrayed, AGAIN.

Donald Trump, a man who many Americans have put their trust in to save our great country, has let them all down.

During his presidential campaign he promised multiple times that he will make Hillary Clinton answer to justice for her many crimes against America; he has now decided not to pursue criminal charges against her.

Doesn’t he realize that the American people are sick and tired of being lied to.

Throughout his campaign, his supporters have chanted “lock her up”, and Trump said during one of the debates “if I were President, you would be in jail”. Then as soon as he won the election, he decided to let her go. He in fact said, “Prosecuting Hillary is just not something I feel very strongly about”. ? ?

He said, “she suffered enough”. Where is she suffering? She has $300 million in the bank, she has two homes with a net worth of around five million dollars. If anybody is suffering here it’s the American people who are suffering under an abusive government that sends their jobs to other countries and over taxes them. But most of all, the American people are suffering by not knowing if the government is on their side or on the side of special interest groups. They are suffering by not knowing if their government is just a gang of criminals who are covering for each other and so have put themselves above the law.

When our Republic was founded, our Constitution was written so that elected officials represented the people. Apparently, this is no longer true; our government now represents international corporations and rich special interest groups who pour millions of dollars into election campaigns. The result of this is that the governments true function is to sell to the public laws that benefit these special groups only. And, this arrangement has caused jobs to be sent over seas and high taxes to make the public pay for the unemployment caused by this. And, politicians do this with big phony Howdy Doody smiles and slick propaganda campaigns .

What about his many other campaign promises? What about the famous “Wall” he promised to build along the Mexican border? Will there be a wall at all, or will there be a small picket fence. Or will a little old lady from Pasadena just ride along the border on her bicycle once a week to check it out? Or maybe there will be just a line in the sand.
What about his other famous promises? What about the better trade deals, will they really be re-negotiated or will they be kept as is. Lets face it, Donald is a businessman, and every businessman wants to run production as cheap as possible. This means cheap foreign labor, not American labor which due to foreign exchange rates is more expensive. Sure the exchange rates can be readjusted to help American workers, but why bother, profits are great for the company CEO and that’s all that matters. The workers be damed.

Trump has claimed many times that the election was “rigged”, but it now seems that the Donald was the main rigger. It appears that the election was a Democrat running against another Democrat, because the Donald was really a Democrat pretending to be a Republican. It is a fact that he danced with Hillary Clinton at his wedding, and Trump was shown on video claiming to be in fact, a Democrat.

Trump is not the first President to lie to the American people. When the first Bush ran for the Presidency, he said “read my lips, no new taxes”, then when he got into office, the first thing he did was to raise taxes. Then there is Barack Obama, who when running for office said “a ten trillion debt is wrong, it is treason, it is unpatriotic”. Then when he got into office, he doubled the debt to 20 trillion. Then there is his famous “if you like your doctor, you can keep him”, and we all know how that worked out.

So, it seems that the only thing we can count on is that we will always be lied to by politicians, they all work for special interest groups. Not the American people. This puts us back to where we were before the Constitution was written, that is we are ruled by crooks who think they are better than us and they can do whatever they want to do, they are above the law. We are just the chumps that pay for their parties, but are never invited to the party.

For further reading visit www.ddtv.org/on-going-debate.

It’s past time for a real change.

Jose Lugo, editor ddtv.org
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Election Protests

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Nov 182016
 

Now that the circus that some people have called a presidential election is over, it seems that I was right in predicting that it didn’t matter who won the election, there will be trouble either way.

Enter the protesters who don’t like the fact that Donald Trump will be president of the United States. But what some people don’t realize is that if Hillary Clinton won the election things would be even worse than they are now. I base this on some meetings I went to with some Right Wing groups who met for one reason, but were instead talking about “If Hillary wins, what militia will you be joining” (the Florida Militia; Charlie Company sounded good to me). In other words, we may now be facing even more violence on the streets than we are now, instead of some immature lefties breaking up junk on the streets.

Or look at it this way, there are about 20,000 to maybe 30,000 protesters on the streets, while there were about 60 million people who legally voted for Donald Trump; if somehow the Trump victory is overturned, I don’t think the 60 million who voted for Trump will remain quiet about this. The possibility of more street violance is real, don’t kid yourself.

Some people might think that the election is the main cause of the current riots, but in fact the election is a minor cause; the main cause of the riots is the nature of liberals. You see, it is the fact that you just can not talk to a liberal. If you try to talk to them, what you say maybe a micro aggression, or it’s politically incorrect, or you just can not make contact with them because they’re hiding in a safe room, and only come out for their daily brain-washing in the MSNBC echo chamber. In other words, they don’t have democratic values, it’s their way or the highway. So, if something doesn’t go their way, it’s riot time. My four year old is the same way, so I can understand them.

As for the Right Wing point of view in this ( which the Left refuse to understand because of the above mentioned); the Right Wing people see Hillary Clinton as a committed criminal who has often crossed the line in her 30 years in government. Her latest crime was to delete 33,000 emails that were subpoenaed by Congress, this is clearly a felony; and people who committed this same crime are now sitting in jail. But Hillary avoided jail because she has friends in the Justice Department, and the White House (Obama) who are covering for her.

Can you imagine a government full of criminals covering for each other while engaging in criminal activities and getting away with it. This makes the Democratic Party a criminal enterprise, AKA Mafia, and so completely un-acceptable to  Republicans and Conservatives.

Liberals and Democrats are going to have to get out of their safe room, and learn how to talk to and LISTEN to people with different points of view; if they don’t, then they will never achieve their stated goal of achieving a caring, inclusive, fair society. Liberal arrogance  is creating a racist, divided, violent society with limited economic opportunities.

Having an inclusive society does not mean insulting people by calling them racist, sexist, homophobic or deplorable; it means talking to them to solve problems of society. Admit where  you are wrong, move forward where you find agreement.

Liberals, wise-up.

Now it’s only a question as to how far the protests will go. Will the protesters wake-up and realize their cause is a lost cause, or will they keep pushing until they all wind up in jail. Or will the riots get out of control, causing a reaction from the Right Wing. Time will tell. But I’m putting my bets on the protesters giving-up, just like the “Occupy Wall Street” protests just a few years ago. They have no justifiable cause.

The Donald is President, come out of the MSNBC echo chamber, get some fresh air and deal with it.

Jose Lugo, editor ddtv.org

 

When All Was Set Right

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Nov 012016
 

It’s the year 2085 and a group of scientists, journalists, and politicians were sitting around and trying to figure out when all things were finally set right in the world, so that the history books can be correct. They finally agreed that it happened around the year 2016. This was when a woman by the name of Hillary Clinton won the president’s office in America.

She took bold and courageous actions as soon as she took office. The first thing she did was to announce to the world that she will no longer be called Hillary Clinton, instead she will be called “Dear Leader”. And she vowed to set all things right.

The first thing she did was to give Texas, New Mexico and Arizona to Mexico, then Mexico was happy. Then she gave Hawaii and California to China, then China was happy. Then she gave Alaska to Russia, then Russia was happy.

Our Dear Leader who is all knowing, had known for a long time that Republicans and Conservatives were not happy, so she abolished the IRS to create a smaller government, just like they wanted. Then to simplify things even more and save some tax dollars, she ordered that all tax money is to be sent directly to the “Clinton Foundation”. All the Republicans, Conservatives  and “ultra right wing gun nuts” were so happy that they were never seen or heard from again. Chelsea Clinton who was in charge of the Clinton Foundation was also happy.

Many in the American “Silent Majority” were not happy, so Dear Leader ordered that they were to live a life of leasure and not be bothered with the small things in life like running the government, so Dear Leader made herself “Leader for Life” and got rid of Congress to save money and make things simpler. Then to make Republicans and Conservatives even happier she shut down the education system, and so saved a lot of money that was being wasted, and so now that money can be sent to the Clinton Foundation so that it can be wisely spent.

A minor problem developed when some Americans were running off to Mexico for reasons that were never determined. These illegal Americans were undermining the Mexican labor force with their cheap labor, and causing Mexico all sorts of problems with crime and non-payment of taxes. But our Dear Leader had a meeting with the Mexican government where a historic agreement was reached whereby Mexico was allowed to gather up all the illegal Americans on their sacred soil and grind them up to be used as fertilizer to grow avocados. Those avocados were the finest avocados in the world.

Then it came to our Dear Leaders attention that the Chinese people were not happy. They had too much paperwork to do in collecting body parts from Americans. So, one day after our Dear Leader had taken her nap, she signed an executive order called the “Sub-Species Act” whereby all American’s were declared a sub-species and so the great Chinese people were allowed to collect all body parts that Americans had two of. So they were allowed to collect one eye, one lung, one kidney, one arm, one leg, one ovary and one testicle from each American without the long paperwork they had to do before. One day there was an over abundance of body parts and nobody knew what to do with it. But not our Dear Leader, she knew what to do right away, she ordered that all extra American body parts are to be ground up and used as cattle feed.

But not all was happy in happy land; there was a small group in the South East that was composed of racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic people that were irrational barbarians that had seized all the Army Bases, Air Force Bases and harbors in the South East. They were a violent people and they did all sorts of politically incorrect things. Our  Dear Leader would often say she will take care of this right after her nap, but then she would forget about it until the next time it was mentioned.

Then one day, our Dear Leader, being the great intellectual she is, she managed to unite the whole world together and so make herself the “Whole World Dear Leader”. The people of the world were so happy that they asked her what would really make her happy, and she said she wanted her own country, and so they gave her France. Then to make sure France was hers and hers only, all the men of France were removed and sent to China where they were well taken care of. Then all the women of France were given to Bill Clinton, then Bill Clinton was happy.

And so all was set right, and all the world was happy.

Jose Lugo, editor ddtv.org

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Debate Wrap-Up

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Oct 262016
 

America is under attack by Muslim terrorists, we are 20 trillion in debt, Detroit and Chicago are killing fields, one third of our manufacturing sector has been sent to other countries, the murder rate is up, the poverty rate is up, wages have been stagnant for the last 30 years, Social Security is going bankrupt, our roads and bridges are crumbling:

So, what was the number one issue in the presidential debates:

Donald Trumps potty mouth, what else?

True, some of the things the Donald has said about women are wrong, but look at it this way; he has started a discussion that is long over due in our country, that is that women are mistreated. Women don’t get the same pay men get for the same work, they are often on the abused side of domestic violence. Locker room trash talking women starts a process that expands way beyond the locker room. Some men think this is the way women should be treated because of the locker room trash talking about them. But now this is changing, society has collectively stated loud and clear that trash talking women is wrong, because talking behind someones back totally violates the sense of fairness our nation was founded on, or that trash talking is done by somebody who just wants to look bad, as “bad is good” in our sick culture. Hopefully, the way women are treated may soon change and they will be treated with the respect, caring and the love they certainly deserve.

As for the rest of the debate; Hillary is a real paradox since the Wikileaks disclosures proved that Hillary has both public positions and private positions; it’s difficult to know what her real position on any issue is. This showed up clearly when Trump asked her about her open borders ideas, to which she answered by talking about energy policy. It was the biggest flip I ever saw in a debate.

But the Donald has been consistent in his outrageous statements. One was when he threatened to have Hillary investigated by his attorney general if elected. He even said that if he was President, she would be in jail. This has never been done during a debate. But some of the listeners sure agreed with him on this.

Trump is about as unconventional as you can get, while Hillary is as corrupt establishment as you can get. And in an election year when most voters are angry at the corrupt establishment, it’s a mystery as to why Hillary is ahead in the polls. Can Trump’s potty mouth be that bad that voters prefer Hillary with her long history of scandals and corruption over Trump who has a long history of business, some good, some bad, but overall successful. He knows how business works, he knows the tax code; he knows the government is corrupt and working for itself, not the people who elected them.

This whole election is a record breaker as far as unexpected crazy stuff is concerned, but one thing is too frighteningly clear; emotions and anger has reached fever pitch, so much so that, regardless of who wins the election, the voters on the other side may not accept the winner. The Republicans will not accept Hillary as President, and the Democrats will not accept Trump as President. What happens next will not be funny, because we may be headed for real trouble.

Lets not forget that after the election of Abraham Lincoln, that the nation was so angry and divided that the South seceded from the union and the Civil War began. Is the current situation that bad? I hope not.

Jose Lugo, editor for ddtv.org
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As Far As Hillary’s Emails Go

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Oct 182016
 

Apparently, the FBI forgot to visit the Cornell Law Library. Word for word from the Cornell Law Library Former United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton’s private email server illegal, it “disqualifies” her from holding any federal office. Very specifically points to one federal law, Title 18. Section 2071.

For those of us who do not have United States Code committed to memory, here’s what it says:

“(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both. (b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.”

Yes, it explicitly states “shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.

Shouldn’t voters know that? The media won’t tell them. So it’s up to us.
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VP Debate

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Oct 082016
 

The Vice Presidential debate was predictable in that Tim Kaine promoted government control and Mike Pence promoted individual enterprise.

Right from the start Tim Kaine (D) started interrupting Mike Pence (R) and he just kept at it until Pence realized that he is not going to finish any thought he has, so he also started interrupting. It all started to look like a Fox News Bill O’Reilly show in that everybody was talking at the same time, only causing confusion.

The moderator did a lousy job because she was not able to get them to talk individually. This is because she got the job due to political correctness, not because she knew how to moderate a debate; because she didn’t.

From the beginning it became clear that Kaine is the sort of guy who has to have control. Kaine thinks of himself as the authority guy that must be in charge, so he has to correct anybody with a different point of view, they are wrong if he says so.

Tim Kaine made a big twist of facts when he claimed Donald Trump did not want to pay taxes to support our troops. But the fact of the matter is that Trump had a huge financial loss of 916 million dollars that threatened his business, and so he had to carry the loss into future years to save his company. This is standard business practice that a lot of business people use and it’s legal under the tax code. But Tim Kaine, the authority guy, says Trump didn’t want to support our troops. The fact of the matter is that Trump paid millions of dollars in taxes throughout his business career.

On the other hand, Mike Pence came across as the sort of guy that wants to sit down and talk things over to look for solutions. The type of person that we could use more of in Washington DC and throughout the country.

The rest of the debate was the candidates repeating the party line. Dull.

Jose Lugo, editor DDTV.ORG

lugo@ddtv.org

Did the Debate Change Anything?

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The most hyped debate in recent times is over, but what happened?

It started with Hillary charging ahead like a steam roller, because she had the assurance that the news media will cover or make excuses for any mistakes she may make, while the Donald was just buzzing around like a little fly making little sound bites here and there.

The worst mistake Trump made was when Hillary started talking about creating jobs and Trump criticized this, but he was silent about how when Bill Clinton was president (and was supported by Hillary) and signed into law the “North American Free Trade Agreement” and also signed into law our membership in the “World Trade Organization”, and then just to make sure the damage was Complete, also gave China special trade status. The result of these laws was to make American manufactures compete with countries that had labor costs about one or two dollars and hour while
Americans had an average labor cost of about $10 an hour. The result of this was massive damage to our manufacturing sector with about 1/3 of our manufacturing capacity going to other countries. This damage was so severe that even today, America still has not recovered, Trump also did not mention that Hillary and her husband lied to Americans by saying NAFTA would create jobs which has clearly not happened, NAFTA only created massive damage and job loss in America.

Another mistake Trump made was when Hillary said Trump should publish his tax returns; instead of saying, “he will publish his tax returns when Hillary publishes an audit of the Clinton Foundation” he only promised to publish his tax returns later. The Clinton Foundation has been Accused of being a money laundering operation by some people because only about 6% of its revenues go to poverty programs while the rest just disappears like a typical scam.

Hillary also criticized Trumps tax cut plan as “trickle Down Economics” and so is proven to be unworkable, But Trump made a good counter in saying that America has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world and so is driving manufacturing away from America. If America dropped it’s current 35% corporate tax down to 15% it would attract manufacturing back to America. The Democratic parties policies of high taxes and over regulation has made America a place where you can’t do business. Trump proposed to change this with lower taxes and less regulation. Ronald Reagan already proved this works.

Hillary is a scandal rich candidate, but yet Trump did not take advantage of this opportunity. Trump said nothing about the Clinton Foundation pay to play scandal. Nothing about Hillary destroying 33,000 subpoenaed top secret emails, and the FBI director, James Comey (Obamas lap dog), letting her go on this matter. Nothing about her saying,”at this point what difference does it make”, when four brave Americans were murdered in Benghazi. Nothing about her lie about a video causing the Banghazi attack. Nothing about her helping Russia buy a uranium mine in
Canada in exchange for a donation to the Clinton Foundation. Nothing about her covering up for her rapist husband. Nothing about, after serving in the White House, walking out with the silverware, paintings and furniture. Nothing about her lie about being under sniper fire in Ukraine. Maybe Trump did this because of the hammering the liberal press gave him. When the news media did his to Mitt Romney, he went to the debate with Obama so politically frozen correct that he was barely able to talk. This didn’t affect Trump that much, but his performance was not as expected. Maybe at the next debate, the real Trump will be back. I hope.

Hillary makes great speeches, but she also has a reputation of shady dealing that often crosses the line into illegal behavior. But she has Obama covering for her and keeping the FBI away from her. Donald Trump often says the wrong thing at the wrong time and sure knows how to raise peoples tempers. But Donald Trump is a business man, he knows business; this expertise is what America needs right now, not Hillary’s socialist stupidity. The real business world is sometimes not nice, but it’s the real world and Trump learned how to work it in the “dog eat dog” business world of New York City.

“If he can make it there, he can make it anywhere”.

But, just to get real here, Donald Trump has a very slim chance of becoming president, mainly because he just threw away the women vote for no good reason, and women are the majority voters. The only reason he is doing so good in the polls is because Hillary is that bad, I mean criminally bad.

The bottom line here is 70% of Americans believe America is on the wrong track. Hillary will continue Obama”s road to socialism, and anybody with half a brain knows that socialism is a historically proven failure. Donald Trump knows this and is a master at how free enterprise works and can make it work again in America, if only he can get back the women’s vote.

Jose Lugo, editor DDTV.ORG
lugo@ddtv.org