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Bruce Bialosky

How Government Finally Made Americans Dependent

This used to be a self-reliant country. When people suffered either through physical maladies or economic challenges, they turned to their neighbors, community, or religion-based organizations to help them through. The onset of COVID has collapsed the mores of most Americans. Now accepting government help has not only lost its stigma, but it has also become acceptable no matter your economic status.

As you know, initially we were told our economy would shut down for fifteen days. That was a fallacy. Then when the federal government cancelled mandates, many Governors stepped in and elongated the period which put millions of Americans out of work. We were told these rules were saving lives, but the infection spread and will continue to spread and will never go away. It has become endemic. The shutdowns forestalled the inevitable medically but redefined our lives economically.

Governments from the federal level on down determined that, since they were disrupting so many people’s lives and cutting off their self-supporting resources, they had to give us handouts. They came in many forms – direct deposits, tax credits, PPP loans, enhanced unemployment benefits… Read More

Bruce Bialosky

The Homeless are More Important Than We Are

A simple situation of trying to attend a concert at the Hollywood Bowl turned into a series of lies and deceit by the Los Angeles County government. All of this was in an apparent attempt to hide that the County has chosen to sacrifice its residents’ needs to a group of people they have neglected for years.

We have a Park-n-Ride near our home that has been in place for over 30 years to transit people to the Hollywood Bowl. The Bowl has seating capacity for about 17,500 with parking for a fraction of that. The system of busing people has compensated for the lack of parking for many years and works extremely well. While attending a recent Van Morrison concert it appeared our local lot was shut down — a lot that is always filled to maximum capacity for any event at the Bowl.

When I called the Bowl to find out why the lot was not open, I was told that the Traffic and Safety Dept. of LA County had not renewed the contract. They offered me two lots as a replacement, both of which are out of the way. I obtained the telephone number for the person responsible at the Traffic division for the lot. When I told him what the people at the Bowl stated to me, he told me… Read More

Bruce Bialosky

ADL Solving Hate on Halloween

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was formed in 1913 by the B’nai B’rith to combat anti-Semitism. It is now a standalone organization which has apparently solved the problem of Jew hatred in the world. They have taken on the mission to stop hate on Halloween by providing guidance about costumes.

The ADL recently released a statement regarding their guidance: “Halloween is a week away and you and your family might be brainstorming costume ideas. Check out our resource for reminders about how and why to avoid cultural appropriation, cultural stereotypes, and costumes that perpetuate gender norms.” The only problem is that they did not address some especially important groups.

I contacted Casper McFriendly of the International Association of Ghosts and he was none too friendly. Mr. McFriendly stated “Halloween is a period where people attack ghosts and goblins and bring a bad name to us all. While other groups rail against cultural appropriation, our culture is being attacked. Many walk around in white sheets conjuring up thoughts of the KKK casting a negative and hurtful image of our members. When is this going to stop? All of this is done just so kids can… Read More

Bruce Bialosky

Teachers Are Not Your Friends

Parents who send their children to public schools have difficulty having bad thoughts about the teachers with whom their children are in classrooms every day. These teachers are not serving in the best interests of parents or their children. Until parents come to that stark realization the educational system in this country will continue to flounder and the children of this country will suffer the consequences.

A perfect example of the problem comes from Paul Taylor, former counsel for the House Judiciary Committee who now writes on Substack.

Taylor wrote, “The teachers my kids have had in public school have been wonderful, and it’s been a joy to see them teach. Individual teachers, however, are wholly separate from teacher’s unions.”

Mr. Taylor goes on to explain in an overly legalistic manner that unions exist for the purpose of serving the interest of their members. In this case, it means the unions do not serve the interest of the customers – the students and their parents. What Mr. Taylor does not define is that the teachers are the unions, and what the unions do is what these teachers want.

As delineated in this… Read More

Ray Haynes

REVIVAL!!! Part V – The Final Chapter – It Can Happen

I end with this observation – all the elements are there for a revival for Republicans in California. We are charged to keep the faith and keep up the work, just as Isaiah was charged by God to speak up and encourage the remnant.

You respond – how can the elements be there? We just got bludgeoned in the recall. Our Arrogant, Lazy Authoritarian in Charge (ALAIC) Gavin Newsom just beat the recall by the same margin as he won the Governorship (and was therefore allowed to crown himself “Il Duce de California”). Two things: (1) He had to completely change directions (at least for a short time) to avoid the recall, he actually became concerned about the will of the voters for a time, and now he has to worry about next year’s election, which will act as some kind of brake on his authoritarian tendencies; and (2) ALAIC Newsom and his allies had to outspend the recall about 50 to 1 just to stay even. They were losing 30 days out, ALAIC Newsom was losing it when he spoke to his supporters, and there was genuine fear he might lose in the campaign. The various leftist organizations that fund his regime were required to dump millions into… Read More

Ray Haynes

REVIVAL!!! Part IV – The Activists – Focus on the Future, Don’t Give Up

When I first began in politics, I had the vague suspicion that there were inappropriate things going on in the Riverside County Registrar of Voters office. Democrats controlled the Board of Supervisors, and our side seemed to lose close elections all the time. Some of the outcomes made no sense. When I got elected, one of the first things I did was to use what little influence I had to fix that problem. It was all about who occupied the key positions at the County. I didn’t wish to engage in voter fraud, I just wanted the work done fairly. When I left office, I believe we had fixed most (but not all) of the problems I saw in the office.

Given my past experience, I understand why a lot of conservative want the election audits and a large number of people believe that, if there was no voter fraud, Donald Trump would have been re-elected. I am one of those who believe that. I can’t prove it, but there are just enough questions about what happened to persuade me that fraud occurred. In addition to that, there is just too much noise in the media, noise that, in my opinion, amounts to propaganda, attacking those who claim the fraud occurred. The language… Read More

Ray Haynes

REVIVAL!!! Part III – We Must Be Present to Have the Chance to Win

Keeping on the theme of “Isaiah’s Job,” it is important to note that when God called Isaiah to encourage the remnant of believers in Israel, God did not tell him to sit at home and pray (although I am sure he was doing a lot of that too), God told Isaiah to go out and speak the truth. If we are to change California, and I believe we can, we have to get out of the house, get out into the neighborhoods, get involved in local political activity. Change our neighborhood, change our town, change our city, change our county, change our region, and we will change the state.

What does that mean?

First, for the elected Republican officials, especially those in the Legislature. You are being paid to be a political operative. Go out and operate. Now!!! We are a year from next years election. You should be out there already.

And not in your own district. You have already won that, at least once. Get to the districts near you, find candidates to run in those districts, and help them win.

When I was in the Legislature, I wrote up a plan, and I called it “Adopt A District.” I still have it, I will make it available to anyone… Read More

Ray Haynes

REVIVAL!!! Part II, The Role of Principle in the Revival

As a person reads “Isaiah’s Job,” one point that Albert Jay Nock, the author of the article, makes clear is that God’s mandate to Isaiah, as he sent him out to encourage the remnant, was that Isaiah was not to “muddle the message.” When Isaiah went out to preach, he would “preach to the masses” in the sense that he would get out and preach, but he would not change the message to make it more “palatable” to the masses. To encourage the remnant, to make them “stronger in the faith,” it was Isaiah’s job to preach the unvarnished truth, not some watered down message to make the masses feel better about how far from favor they had fallen.

How can that work in politics, you ask me. Aren’t we supposed to get more votes than our opponents? If we don’t “tailor our message” to meet the “masses” where they are, we are not going to get more votes than the Democrats who cater to the whims and passions of the public. Many say, and quite frankly a lot of the professional political class in the Republican party say, we are doomed to failure if we don’t… Read More

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