Tuesday, January 30, 2018


        In 1970 the federal government passed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).  It is time to pass a Political Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (PICO). 

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or just RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause for action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.  The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing, closing a perceived loophole that allowed a person who instructed someone else to do, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because they did not actually commit the crime personally. -  Wikipedia

        Politically corrupt groups present a far greater threat to this country than organized crime ever did.  Some political groups have actually assisted and encouraged crimes involving gun and drug trafficking.   Uranium One and Fast and Furious are just two examples.
        With the corruption and destruction of evidence we are currently seeing at the top levels of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, Clinton Foundation, Democratic National Committee, and others, it is past time for a PICO Act. 

 My proposal:
The Politically Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the PICO Act or just PICO, would be a United States federal law providing for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause for action for acts performed as part of an ongoing political organization(s).  The PICO Act would focus specifically on politics, and it allow the leaders of any political group to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing, closing a perceived loophole that allowed a person who instructed someone else to do, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because they did not actually commit the crime personally. – Terry Oliver Lee

        Anyone involved in these criminal acts, including deleting emails and texts should have to serve a minimum of twenty years.  People may think twice about breaking the law to promote political agendas if they are going to serve twenty years.  Hopefully, this will clean up the criminal partisan activities of the deep state and Washington insiders. 
        No one can be exempt from the PICO Act, including all government employees and bureaucrats, people working for any political party or political organization, and all elected positions including Senators and members of the House of Representatives.  Elected members of Congress now flagrantly falsify the truth on the floor of the House or Senate and are exempt from any prosecution.  This needs to change.  They should be held to a higher standard. 
        If we don’t clean up the swamp now, we could lose our freedoms in this great republic.  We could be on the way to a socialist-globalist country with no regard for US citizens.  I thank God that we, hopefully, just dodged a bullet by electing Donald Trump president.

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

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hire the Best Qualified

        If you are in business for yourself, starting a business, or in a management position, you need to hire the best people available to fill a specific job.  How do you get the most for your dollar?    
        The first step is to clearly spell out to the applicant what you need.  Explain the job and what is expected.  Don’t make promises for the future.  Don’t worry about what the person will be doing in a few years.  Hire someone to do the job now.  Many new hires do not have a huge loyalty to the job and may leave at some point in the future. 
        The job must fit the applicant’s expectations and personality.  For example, someone that does not have a sales personality will not be happy in a sales position.  I have heard people say they could sell only if the product is something they really loved.  That is bull.  Sales are sales and has little to do with the product. 
        Define the job and fill it.  Hiring someone that fits the job and is happy in the job will produce the best long-term employee.  Don’t hire overqualified people.  They will get bored and leave sooner than someone who enjoys the job. 
        I once had a neighbor that ran a meat processing plant.  He gave job applicants an IQ test, because he had learned production line workers with higher than normal IQs were not happy with the work and quit. 
        There are some exceptions to not hiring over-qualified applicants.  One is hiring seniors that want to work and contribute, but don’t want to relocate and don’t necessarily need the compensation they previously made.  
        I once hired an unemployed bank manger that had been laid off due to a merger as my plant office manager.  He was over-qualified and took a huge cut in pay, but did not need the money and did not want to move.  He was an excellent employee and based on my recommendation was promoted to plant manager when I left.
        There are considerations beyond the job duties and compensation.  The hours and location may be critical.  Some people like night shifts and some don’t.  Some people need flexible hours. 
        I once worked for a company that was headquartered in Florida.  They would not hire any office personal who had not previously spent a summer in Florida.  The heat was so oppressive that people just quit and left.  The same could be said of people moving to Wisconsin or Minnesota in the winter, or Arizona in the summer.    
        For more about hiring employees read my book Business Fits which is available on Amazon.

        In business, we would never knowingly hire someone we knew was not qualified to contribute to the business.  Why would we bring immigrants into the country who we know cannot contribute? 
        Instead of bringing in the best qualified immigrants, we often bring in people who have no skills, can’t speak the language, and don’t want to assimilate or contribute.  This is crazy and has nothing to do with race or religion. 
        If we have an employee who does not earn their pay, we fire them.  We don’t keep paying them and hire more of their relatives who also don’t earn their pay.  This is what we do with the diversity and chain immigration.  The stupidity of government amazes me.
        We live in a time when terrorism is a real threat.  Immigrants must be properly and thoroughly vetted. It is a fact that most terrorists are Muslim.  The race and religion argument is just a copout and has nothing to do with it.
        Worse yet, our politicians, again and again have promoted illegal immigration by granting an easy path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.  They talk about securing our borders and enforcing immigration laws, but that never happens.  Diane Feinstein’s idea of a clean Dacca bill now and a promise for comprehensive reform later is a joke.  

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


        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.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


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. 

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.