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Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Here is a disclaimer that might be necessary because of people who want to pick at every word I write to falsely accuse me of practicing law or trying to be a lawyer.  What follows regarding the constitution and state rights are things that I learned in my senior year of high school.  My freshman year college political science class and junior college class in business law also play significant roles in what I learned and retained about courts and the law. So there!

Alex Wubbels

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Hurricane Harvey In Texas

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

“Catastrophic flooding is now underway and expected to continue for days.”

via National Weather Service: We’ve never seen rain like this — WTVR.com

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Flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey is overburdening resources as authorities in and around Houston scramble to save those trapped by the high waters.

Hopes for an immediate respite from Harvey’s wrath seem unlikely as the National Weather Service calls the flooding “unprecedented” and warns things may become more dire if a record-breaking 50 inches of rain falls on parts of Texas in coming days.

The rainfall threatens to exacerbate an already dangerous situation, as Harvey’s rains have left many east Texas rivers and bayous swollen to their banks or beyond.

“The breadth and intensity of this rainfall are beyond anything experienced before,” the weather service said. “Catastrophic flooding is now underway and expected to continue for days.”

The storm killed two people in Texas…

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Americas Shame

As an amateure blogger I sometimes find myself at a loss. You see, here’s my problem. In my writing I demand truth. I am very careful with my sources and only use ones that I believe to be truthful and accurate. I do not share or post anything just because it says what I want to hear or read.

When a meme was posted to facebook that suggested that The Homestead Act was in effect for 130 years and was for whites only I just had to research it. Many were getting mad and calling it 130 years of white privilege and other more colorful things.

The first paragraph of the Homestead Act is as follows:

“That any person who is the head of a family, or who has arrived at the age of twenty-one years, and is a citizen of the United States, or who shall have filed his declaration of intention to become such, as required by the naturalization laws of the United States, and who has never borne arms against the United States Government or given aid and comfort to its enemies, shall… be entitled to enter one quarter-section or a less quantity of unappropriated public lands.”  

When the Homestead Act went into effect in 1863 blacks were not citizens.

Black people were not allowed to become citizens until the 14th amendment was ratified in 1866.

“Although individual African Americans had moved to the west throughout the early decades of the 19th century, it was in the years following the end of the civil war and the end of Reconstruction that thousands of African Americans migrated to western regions in an attempt to move away from the socio-economic and political oppression of the south. Encouraged by the advertisement of bountiful land, African Americans migrated to Kansas and neighboring states, forming the movement known as Exodusters. They acquired land, developed homesteads, and started a number of all-black towns mainly in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. By the turn of the century, 765,000 African Americans lived in the West, focusing on building towns and agricultural colonies as collective enterprises in a project of racial uplift. Many black towns, including Nicodemus, soon began to decline as a result of dry conditions and the unpredictability of rainfall. The fate of many was sealed when the towns were bypassed by the railroad and dwellers started moving to cities.”

I am well aware of white privilege, having been a “victim” of it all my life.I have never been refused service in a restaurant because of the color of my skin or  been skipped over for  promotion because of the color of my skin or been beaten or shot by a cop at a routine traffic stop. To my shame I realize that whites have more advantage than minorities. Do I know how it feels? NO, there’s no way I could, but I understand how angry minorities must feel. This is not just my shame, this is America’s shame. A country founded on the premise that “all men are created equal” (as Abraham Lincoln once so eloquently stated) unless they are black or Mexican or Chinese or native American or Irish or women and now muslim, that is America’s shame.

Some of My observations

 


 

Insurance companies, Pharma and hospitals are all in cahoots to keep prices high.

Republicans are so obsessed with getting rid of Obamacare that it may well destroy them.

Republicans insist that Obamacare is failing but the American Public knows better.

Scaramucci is a foul mouthed SOB and he probably won’t last long in his position.

To be attacked by Trump on Twitter is an honor.

All the aliens on Star Trek and Star Wars speak English, but the “president” of the United States does not.

Anybody on Trumps staff that doesn’t kiss his ass is fired.

Trump thinks that his job is to threaten and bully congress into passing laws that he wants.

If congress doesn’t do what he wants, Trump will simply write an executive order.

Scarramucci says he isn’t there to suck his own c**k. No, he’s there to suck Trumps.

Trump thinks he can rule through Twitter that’s how he wanted to deny trans people military service.

Scaramucci’s wife is smarter than he is. She’s divorcing him. Probably don’t like the taste of Trumps c**k on his lips.

Trump is working on Hitler’s playbook trying to turn the Boy Scouts into Trump youth.

 

 

 

 


 

My Take on The News


Spicer quit, resigned, called it quits, ran out. First reports were that he didn’t like [scaramoochi, Carramboochi, or whatever that name is.] Later Spicy held a press conference saying that he fully supported the “presidents” decision and he resigned in order to give Scaramucci [or whatever] more leeway. Scaramucci immediately held a kiss m’lord Trumpy’s ass press conference. Personally, I think there’s more to it than that. I think that, although Spicy didn’t mind lying for m’lord, he refused to get poop on his nose. (Just sayen) Spicer quit to save his own ass as the house of cards falls.

On the subject of John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. The official story is that he went in for removal of a blood clot over his eye and they found the cancer, but I believe that he originally went in for removal and biopsy of a tumor and the blood clot was used as an excuse until they found anything definitive. That is just the way it’s done and there’s nothing wrong with that. John McCain will have the best health care he can get, and I’m glad, I do not begrudge him that. John McCain is a war hero and I will not speak ill of him, but my question is this—McConnell put off a vote on health care repeal and replace until McCain was well enough to vote. Presumably he would have voted for the bill. How would he vote now that he has become the victim of an unexpected, potentially deadly disease?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is now press secretary. My, isn’t it amazing what people will do for a little (self-perceived) power. Trump has been “president” for six months, the ship is sinking, and he can still find people stupid enough to work for him, including lawyers. I thought lawyers were supposed to be smart.

It is reported that Trump the [not so] great is looking into pardoning himself and his family. He has even tweeted that he has broad pardoning powers

    Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

“While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS”

The president can potentially pardon himself but as one of my facebook friends pointed out, that would probably be hashed out in the courts for years. It would be like the sheriff pardoning himself for taking bribes. Another thing is that even though he pardoned himself for those federal crimes they could still be used against him for impeachment. The way I see it, one of two things will happen. The first is that he will pardon himself, thus admitting guilt and hastening impeachment or he will fire Mueller, hastening impeachment. Either one will leave Republicans no choice.

The opinions expressed in this blog are mine and mine alone. If you disagree with them that is OK, but please be gentle.


Obamacare and Other Stuff


OK, so my last couple of posts has been kind of gloomy even though I try to keep a sense of humor. I find that if I write one like that once in a while it is therapeutic; at least it’s better than running down the street naked screaming at the top of my lungs. That may come, but I’m not quite there yet.

I have always known that there was corruption in government but I never in a million years would have dreamed that it would be so widespread and as open as it is today. Virtually every top administration official is corrupt, including the “president.” When confronted with it they don’t bother to deny it, they just deflect the blame. (What about when Hillary colluded with the Russians. or, it’s Obama’s fault.)

Has anybody really thought about why Republicans are so dead set on repealing Obamacare? I mean why they really want to kill it? Republicans claim it isn’t working, so if it isn’t working why not just fix it? Why all this hullapaloo about repeal and replace? The truth is that although it needs some tweaking here and there, it is working. Thanks to Obamacare 33million people that previously couldn’t afford health insurance now can. Republicans called Obamacare a jobs killer and yet millions of jobs have been created since it went into effect, our economy is good. There are two reasons Republicans hate Obamacare. One is that it taxed the rich but the real and true reason they hate it, (drum roll please) It was signed into law by president Obama and he is black. Republicans are doing all they can to destroy his legacy. After all, how dare an uppity n****r presume to lead the free world. Republicans attempt to replace has failed so now they are just going to try repeal. Of course the repeal won’t go into effect for two years, until after the 2018 mid-terms. We need to keep the pressure up and see that they fail with the repeal too.

Republicans are so afraid of town halls that now they are resorting to conference calls. I got one from Jeff Flake last night, I refused. I presume that the reason for the conference call is so that if you say something they don’t like they can disconnect you.

The Health Care Bill’s Collapse Leaves a Divided GOP at the Crossroads — Politics – TIME

(WASHINGTON) — The implosion of the Senate Republican health care bill leaves a divided GOP with its flagship legislative priority in tatters and confronts a wounded President Donald Trump and congressional leaders with dicey decisions about addressing their perhaps unattainable seven-year-old promise of repealing President Barack Obama’s law. Two GOP senators — Utah’s Mike Lee…

via The Health Care Bill’s Collapse Leaves a Divided GOP at the Crossroads — Politics – TIME