About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.

The Letter Not Printed

There is an e-mail circulating around that purports to be a letter that the Orange County Register declined to publish. SNOPES claims that the e-mail is only partially true. Considering SNOPES liberal bias, I would assume that this means that 75% (or more) of the e-mail is true. This lady made the argument pretty simple. NOT printed in the Orange County Paper … Many newspapers simply won’t publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the philosophy they’re pushing on the public. For example, the LA and NT Times … Continue reading

Obama is Amazing, and is Rebuilding the American Dream!

Hard to refute. Some will hate this most will love it ! I don’t have the source – it came in an e-mail from another group I belong to. This is certainly a different way to look at what is happening………………. -0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0- One 82-year-old lady loves Obama and she may have a very good point. She says that Obama is amazing, and is rebuilding the American dream! She gives us an entirely new slant on the “amazing” job Obama is doing, and she says that she will thank God for the President. Keep reading for her additional comments and an … Continue reading

Christians May Be Unwittingly Hastening America’s Transformation

Joeforamerica has a few words on voting. And on the possibility that Christians are “hastening America’s transformation” read downfall. Susan Calloway Knowles — October 11, 2014 It’s a bold statement to make that Christians may be unwittingly hastening America’s transformation but it needs to be said. Most Christians would be shocked to think that they had anything to do with negatively impacting the country that they love so much and have, in many cases, even fought to protect. However, it needs to be discussed because America as we know it is being changed beyond recognition on a daily basis. As … Continue reading

I’m Sorry

This is not a political post.  I have started out to write 3 different ones, and am working on them.  Really, I am.  However, one of my daughters sent this to me, and I felt I wanted to share it. For years I have called my three daughters Number One, Number Two and Number Three Daughter (when not using their names).  I found out the other day that Number Two Daughter didn’t like that.  She would rather be called “Middle Daughter” if not by her name.  I hadn’t realized that – and she is 34 years old. So I apologized … Continue reading

The Symbology of September 11

(Falling back into my role as a historian, I submit for you a bit of history, and thus give an understanding of the long hatred of the Muslim for the date of September 11. The Battle of Vienna, called in German: Schlacht am Kahlenberg, Polish: Odsiecz Wiedeńska, Turkish: İkinci Viyana Kuşatması, Ukrainian: Віденська відсіч (Viděns’ka Vidsič) took place on September 11 and September 12, 1683 after Vienna had been besieged by the Ottoman Empire for two months. The battle broke the advance of the Ottoman Empire into Europe, and marked the beginning of the decline of the Ottoman Turks and … Continue reading

Percentages

There are about 2,200,000,000 Muslims in the world.  Approximately 15% of them are what would be considered “radical”. That’s 330,000,000 who believe in killing or enslaving all non-Muslims. The left demands that we not judge all Muslims by the actions of more than 330 million people. ~ There are about 313,900,000 people in the US.  There were 11,078 people killed by gunfire (not counting suicide) in 2010. Since this includes persons shot by police, and criminals shot by honest citizens, assume that about 1/3 of them (3692) were justified.  Therefore 7,383 were wrongful murders. Assuming one murder per person, that’s … Continue reading

Education Reform – Part 2

This is the second of two parts. It was written in 1988. Long before Common Core was even heard of.   EDUCATION REFORM PART 2  Any person who desires to teach shall have either a bachelor’s degree or 5 years continuous working experience in the subject to be taught. Any person desiring to teach shall have a minimum of 5 years work experience away from academia before being hired as a teacher. Currently the average Prospective Teacher (PT) spends two years in college after getting a batchelor’s degree. The cost for 6-7 quarters of full time education is 8 to 10 … Continue reading

Education Reform – Part 1

This is the first of two parts. It was written in 1988. Long before Common Core was even heard of. I suggest that this one (and it’s follow-on) is gonna get lots of comments. However, I’m gonna be out of contact for about a week (heading off to visit my fiance) so may be a bit slow on responding to things. EDUCATION REFORM PART 1 The US Department of Education shall open 8 regional teacher’s academies organized along the lines of the US Naval Academy at Annapolis or the Military Academy at West Point. Attendance at these schools shall be … Continue reading

Public Assistance

This one ought to be a bit less controversial than the last few. Sorry for the delay, but have had a couple of things come up in life that got in the war of certain obligations…. ~ 1) Public assistance shall be referred to only as WELFARE or PUBLIC CHARITY. Terms designed to be “socially sensitive” shall not be used. 2) A family’s cash welfare grant shall be equal to one persons minimum wage based on an 8-hour day with no overtime. 3) Any person receiving welfare who obtains permanent employment shall continue to be eligible for child care until … Continue reading

Legislative Reform

Another less controversial one. 1) No amendment or rider may be placed on any law, bill, or proposal, that does not directly pertain to that law, bill, or proposal. (for example, a bill on highway funding in California may not contain provisions for Spotted Owl land set asides in Oregon or condom distribution in New York). 2) The President of the United States, and all state Governors, shall be given the Line Item Veto. This will allow the acceptance of part of a bill, and only the sending of certain questionable sections back to the legislature for reconsideration. 3) No … Continue reading

Retribution and Social Repatriation (Part 1)

This one ought to really get the juices flowing.  Like all the others, it’s a place to start from.  Keep some, trash some, use some as a stepping stone to new ideas – but start looking at changes. A.   The sentence assigned a convicted defendant in a criminal case shall include: 1.    Restitution of all costs and items incurred by the victim. 2.    Payment of personal damages to victim of 250% restitution or $100,000.oo, whichever is less. 3.    Actual government costs of the criminal investigation and trial. a.    The costs to the government may be avoided by the defendant … Continue reading

Campaign and Election Reform

(You’ll like some – you’ll hater others. They’re here to make you think and come up with your own ideas) 1) No person may spend more on their political campaign than the equivalent of the first year’s salary of the office for which they are running. 2) The official political party within a community may match the candidate’s funds, for a maximum total of two year’s salary to be expended in election funds. 3) There shall be no limit to the amount contributed by any person so long as that person is a registered voter of the community affected by … Continue reading

Legal – Jurisprudence Reform

Our court system is seriously screwed up.  The primary [purpose of court seems to be to get the criminal off scott free rather than determine guilt or innocence.  Far too often past record of persons brought to trial are not considered, use of “diminished capacity” is overused (drunk, drugged, mentally incompetent, etc).  You’ll like some, hate some, but they should start a conversation, and a good conversation will probably end up with the best of these suggestions being made better, and the worst might give someone an idea for something better in the long run. Maybe we need a few … Continue reading

Fixing the Problem. Part -C of a whole bunch.

(You read this part before, but keep going – things change, and this is important.) While Republicans comprise the most inclusive and comprehensive political and economic philosophies, the democrat dominated electronic and print media has been allowed to define Republicans to the people of the nation as a party comprised of religio-political fanatics. In order to bring about necessary political change in a number of fields, we must do two things: 1.  Take SMALL steps.  Don’t try and make it perfect right this instant.  It took years to get it up-gefukked.  It’ll take years to clean up the mess. 2.  … Continue reading

Fixing the Problem. Part -B of a whole bunch.

(You read this part before, but keep going – things change. And this is important enough to repeat) While Republicans comprise the most inclusive and comprehensive political and economic philosophies, the democrat dominated electronic and print media has been allowed to define Republicans to the people of the nation as a party comprised of religio-political fanatics. In order to bring about necessary political change in a number of fields, we must do two things: 1. Take SMALL steps. Don’t try and make it perfect right this instant. It took years to get it up-gefukked. It’ll take years to clean up … Continue reading

Fixing the Problem. Part TWO-A of a whole bunch.

While Republicans comprise the most inclusive and comprehensive political and economic philosophies, the democrat dominated electronic and print media has been allowed to define Republicans to the people of the nation as a party comprised of religio-political fanatics.  In order to bring about necessary political change in a number of fields, we must do two things: 1.  Take SMALL steps.  Don’t try and make it perfect right this instant.  It took years to  get it this fubar’d.  It’ll take years to clean up the mess. 2.  Change the language used.  First by us, then by “them”.  I’m going to address three … Continue reading

Fixing the Problem. Part ONE of a whole bunch.

The last three things I’ve posted have had to do with Obummercare, and unfortunately, while Obummercare is big and important, we need to focus on getting rid of it, not fixing it. We also need to look at a (fertilizer) load of things that need fixing.  Back when G.H.W. Bush was running for President in 1988 I wrote a paper for the Washington State Republican Party. It was kind of long, so I’m going to slightly rewrite it, and break it up into several parts. So here goes with the first of many parts.: Candidates for political office Unless we are “in … Continue reading

Kentucky Jail Signing Up Exiting Inmates For ObamaCare

  Fox News is reporting that a Kentucky jail is signing up exiting inmates for Obamacare. And a Democrat accuses Fox of “demagoguing” the issue and tries to defend this outrageous use of your tax dollars. I can’t help but wonder how many other states are doing this, and since many places are registering voters at the same time, how many new (illegal) Democrat voters are we getting? ~ vonMesser

Update on ObummerCare

Snipped and edited from Breitbart A couple of days ago I made my first post – showing my math determination that less than a million people have actually been covered by the 7.1 million touted. Now, a much more reliable source than my simple math has come forward to saw the same thing. Obamacare, the plan purportedly created to provide health coverage for the uninsured, has enrolled just 1.7% of America’s 48.6 million uninsured. The White House now claims an Obamacare enrollment figure of six million people. However, according to The New York Times, at least 20% of those never … Continue reading