Tuesday, January 16, 2018

California

        I occasionally hear rumors about California wanting to secede from the union.  That would be great.  Don’t get me wrong, California has wonderful weather and is a nice place to visit, but we could still visit if it was not part of the United States.
        It would be so nice if California could secede and be an independent country.  Just think about it.  California votes as liberal, progressive socialists anyway and they could all be in sync.  California would be a liberal paradise.  They could name Barrack Hussein Obama king and Michele Obama queen.  Hilary Clinton could be the chief law enforcement officer.  Who knows more about deep state government corruption and cover-up than Hillary?  It would be a fight between Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Dianne Feinstein for court jester.  Which one is the bigger joke?
        The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals would be the perfect legal system for the Country of California.  They rule for partisan progressive ideas with no regard for the law, and would no longer have the U.S. Supreme Court overturning their decisions. 
        The Democratic Party of California could actually formulate an agenda beyond the anti-Trump agenda they have now.  Trying to oppose, discredit, and remove President Trump from office seems to be their only platform currently.  
        It would also be so nice to get rid of all the Hollywood celebrities that continually stick they nose into politics with little or no knowledge.  Some of these celebrities promised to leave the country if Trump was elected President.  I wish they would keep their word and leave.  
        I have to laugh at the Hollywood Me Too movement.  I agree that rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment are wrong, but Hollywood leading the movement is hypocritical.  Jokes about the casting couch are older than I am.  It’s not like everyone in Hollywood didn’t know about and accept this behavior.   
        California could promote their liberal open boarder agenda with no opposition.  And, if anyone did object, they could accuse them of being racist or sexist just as they do now when the facts don’t support their agenda. 
        What a utopia it would be for about a year until California went bankrupt and their government had to start confiscating private property.  There would be no federal government to bail them out.
        California could attempt to join Canada if Oregon and Washington would secede too.  Canada might take Oregon and Washington, but Canada is too smart to take California
        California could try to join Mexico.  All the illegal immigrants in California that refuse to learn English and fly the Mexican flag would love that, but Mexico doesn’t want them back.  They got rid of these immigrants and don’t want to have to support them.
        This blog was written with tongue in cheek, but unfortunately there is a lot of truth in it.

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Accountability

Son  says, "Dad, I'm considering a career in organized crime."  

The father asks, "Government or private sector."

This blog is not about Democrats and Republicans.  It is about crime and punishment.
In the private sector the saying is “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.”  That is apparently not true for the government sector.  
The public seemed to have accepted the fact that politicians lie, but we now see that the corruption goes way past that and extends to non-elected bureaucrats too.  I am critical of our federal government, but I had no idea how widespread the corruption was. 
Elected officials and bureaucrats live as if they’re above the law with the possible exception of sexual indiscretions.  Even these were overlooked in the past as with President Clinton.  Now any accusation about sex can be a problem.  
My concern is with felonies committed against this country, the destroying of evidence, and the cover-ups.  A top level bureaucrat can commit a crime and is only demoted or allowed to retire with full benefits.  This is not justice.  People must be held accountable.  
Appointed bureaucrats are allowed to destroy evidence with no consequences.  How can someone be allowed to delete and Bleach Bit 30,000 emails after they had been subpoenaed and not be held accountable?  What crimes did these e-mails reveal to be that important? 
Top officials of the FBI, DOJ, and IRS ignore or delay providing requested information to Congress.  These agencies have to be held accountable.  They can’t be allowed to run amuck with their own political and financial agendas.  If they are not held accountable, this great republic will not survive.  
Attorney General Eric Holder refused to release documents to Congress and was held in Contempt of Congress.  He has never been held accountable.  He should be in jail. 
Hilary Clinton leaked classified documents, destroyed evidence, and lied to Congress and has never been held accountable.  To the contrary, she was rewarded by being nominated to run for President on the Democratic ticket.   
The current leaders of the FBI and DOJ are refusing, or delaying releasing documents to Congress.  After six months of delay, it is safe to assume these documents have been sanitized to hide any crimes committed by the agencies.  
New investigations have been started to look into the Clinton e-mails, the Clinton foundation, and Uranium One.  Some people say that because Hillary lost we should just forget about it.  I don’t agree.  That is not justice.   
People have told me that Hilary and other top government officials will never be prosecuted anyway, so why waste the money on investigations.  I agree that is the most likely outcome, but again, I don’t agree.  That is not justice.  People must go to jail in order to take the power away from the DC swamp.  Government has to serve the people with equal justice for all.  
We The People must demand our government servants be held to a higher standard and not be above the law.  This disgust with Washington DC is a big reason why President Trump was elected.  Government criminals must not be given a pass.  
God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Businesses Fail

“Why do businesses fail?” is the title of chapter six in my book, Business Fits.   Here are some of the highlights from that chapter. 
The number one reason businesses and especially new start-ups fail is under-capitalization.  If you’re starting a business from scratch everything takes longer and costs more than you expect.
I give an example in the book of how quickly increasing sales in my Ford-Mercury dealership almost broke it.  Growth is not always good. 
The second leading cause of business failure is the lack of a proven business system.  People often start or buy a business with no plan.  They think they are going to learn as they go.  Think again;  It doesn’t work that way.
The new entrepreneur often makes the mistake of getting so excited about his emotional perception of the demand for a product or service that he ignores the business system.  The new entrepreneur may also ignore what role they must play in the business to be successful. 
Poor management is the third leading cause of failure.  Every business must have marketing and management.  A business can have the best business system in the industry, but if management doesn’t implement the system, it will fail.
A lot of other factors contribute to a business failing.  One of the major reasons is divorce.  A divorce can mean dividing assets, which may mean putting the business in a position of under-capitalization.  The business may have to be liquidated.
There are many other factors including changes in the market, changes in the competition, a bad location, changes in traffic patterns, economic changes, changes in government regulations and more.   Proper planning can prepare for these changes.
Franchise operations fail less often and for different reasons.  A good franchisor will not award a franchise to someone who is under-capitalized.  A good franchise will have a proven business system, but the franchisee must follow the system.  Not following the system is probably the second most frequent reason for a franchise failing.  I have seen that  the number one reason for a franchise failing is divorce.
All of these issues and many more are covered in my book, Business Fits.  http://BusinessFits.com

Please note, I have only addressed private sector businesses.  Government and especially our federal government don’t have to operate efficiently or at a profit.  Federal agencies are seldom as efficient or productive as the private sector.  They have unlimited resources.  Historically the federal government just increases the debt and taxes on the working middle class to stay solvent.  It is time for a change.

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.

        

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Church and State

       
        I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas holiday.  The birth of Christ is the most celebrated day in the Christian religion.  I am surprised by some surveys that show many people do not recognize Christmas as a religious holiday.  Despite that, I think I heard more Merry Christmas and less Happy Holidays this year.  I hope it was not just my imagination. 
        I am so thankful we have a President who is using and promoting the Merry Christmas greeting.  It is good to have the Christian religion and prayer return to the White House. 
            We need more Christian morality in today’s world.  Our founding fathers knew that the republic they formed had little chance of success without Christian morality.  Christians do recognize the rights of people to follow other religions as long as that religion is peaceful and does not infringe on the laws of man and God.
        Liberals talk about the separation of church and state, but our founding fathers never wanted to take religion out of government.  They just did not want the government to dictate religion or restrict people’s freedom of religious expression.  They even allowed states to have an official religion.
      The First Amendment to the Constitution was meant to guarantee religious freedom of expression and not restrict that right.  Let's stop restricting Christians' freedom of expression.  We have gotten off track and allow discrimination against Christians. 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Trump is No Politician

        Donald Trump had never run for office before and he didn’t fit the profile of a career politician.  The Washington DC insiders complain he does not know how government works.  I think he has a great understanding of how things worked in the past and hopes to drain the swamp.
        People say he has no experience in government.  That may be true, but he has more management experience than any President in a hundred years, with the possible exception of President Eisenhower. 
        The liberal left says Trump has a history of not telling the truth.  I am not sure how that idea has any merit.  He says what he thinks and does what he says.  That is part of why he gets in trouble with the media.  Trump is totally transparent.  He does not worry about being politically correct.  The media reads something negative into everything he says.  Trump doesn’t have hidden meanings like most career politicians.
        The lame stream media is totally out of control.  They have no problem fabricating news stories about trump.  There have been more retractions about “mistakes” the media has made covering Trump in eleven months than there were about Obama in eight years.  There is no way this fake news can be called mistakes. 
        An even bigger problem is that the liberal left only remembers the fake news and not the retraction.  They only want  to hear what fits their agenda and are willing to ignore the facts.
        Trump is very a untraditional politician because he refuses to be beholden to any campaign donors.  Since he is not obligated to any special interest groups, he can actually work in the best interests of all the citizens of this great sovereign republic.
        Trump tries to keep his campaign promises.  I can see why this kind of radical behavior is disliked by most career politicians.  How dare he?
        Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a great example.  The three previous Presidents all promised to do this, but none of them kept their promise.  It has created some controversy, but maybe it is time to shake things up.  Peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine have not made any progress in decades. 
        Trump is also unique as a politician because he puts the people of this great country above the Party.  He ran as a Republican, but is not a party-line politician.  I can see why so many Republican politicians try to undermine his efforts.     The current Democratic Party would fight Trump at every turn even if he found a cure for cancer.  They have to get over the fact that Hilary lost and start working for the people they represent.

        God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Corrupt FBI & DOJ

        I am not saying that everyone who works for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice are corrupt.  Most are honest government employees that work hard to enforce the laws and keep us safe from both foreign and domestic dangers.  But, we have a problem with the top management of both organizations.  I can no longer defend the integrity of either agency.
      The DOJ and the FBI are the federal governments top law enforcement agencies.  Both should be totally professional and nonpartisan.  This has changed over the last eight years.  Politicians and government bureaucrats are no longer treated impartially.   
        I knew we had a problem with the political elite, Washington DC insiders, the deep state, the swamp, or whatever name you want to use, but I had no idea how corrupt they had become.  This problem seems to have gotten totally out of control.  It will be nearly impossible to correct because the swamp protects its own. 
        Both these organizations have gone off track because they were trying to protect Hilary Clinton, who the media and political analysts presumed would be the next President.  Giving her special treatment seemed to be the smart political (if not legal) move at the time.  If they did their job and she was elected, their career would be over.  It would have been embarrassing if her inauguration had to be delayed until she got out of jail. 
        If Hillary had been elected as expected, everything would have been covered up and the public would never have been the wiser.  The problem was that the people of this great county have had enough of the political establishment and elected Donald Trump President.  Now the FBI, DOJ, Hillary and Obama were in trouble and had to scramble to cover up their corruption.  They chose a tactic of trying to discredit Trump in any way possible.   Will it work or will they be held accountable?
      James Comey, Peter Strzok, Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, Lorette Lynch, and Eric Holder, to name a few, are all guilty of Obstruction of Justice at the very least.  They all should be held accountable.  If people do not go to jail, bureaucrats will assume this kind of corruption is acceptable. 
        The FBI and DOJ are run by appointed bureaucrats that are not elected, and operate with little or no supervision or accountability to anyone.  They do not even honor requests for information from Congress.  This has to change. 
        President Trump promised to clean up the swamp, but he has to have some help.  I am disappointed with the current Attorney General and FBI Director.  Will people go to jail so we can drain the swamp, or will it all just go away so the Washington establishment can continue business as usual?

        God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Business Myths 2017

        I did a blog on business myths in 2013.  I continue to see many entrepreneurs making the same mistakes today.  I felt it relevant to repeat the blog.  Today’s economic and business climate make going into business for yourself very attractive, but be careful to select the right business to fit you personally. 
In my book Business Fits: How to Find the Right Business for You! I have a chapter called “Myths about Starting a Business.” The myths discussed are:

·       Starting a business is too risky.  A good job is the only real security.

·       Start small and grow.

·       Banks make business loans.

·       Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.

·       I will know the right business when I see it.

·       I need to find a business that can’t fail.

·       Why should I pay a franchise fee and continuing royalty for something I can do myself?

·       Do what you know and love and you will be a success.

If any of these business myths peaks your interest, you can order Business Fits at: https://www.createspace.com/4290991

        God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.