Saturday, May 31, 2008
A provocative article from an adult's perspective reflecting back on the life long affects of Parent Alienation Syndrome.
NY Times - When Ties to a Parent Are Cut by the other
Mr. Rabiega (called Jonah in the book) agreed to let his name be used for this column. “If this can help people, it’s worth it,” he said. “I really compare what I went through to people who are kidnapped and brainwashed.” Dr. Amy Baker tells the stories of ordinary people like Mr. Rabiega, struggling into their adult years with the damage they describe from having been manipulated into hating a parent. While most research has focused on children, Dr. Baker looks at these children once they’ve become adults.
A key question she set out to answer: Do any of these kids grow up and figure it out?
“That I can answer yes,” she said.
Any and all coverage of the bare knuckles in-fighting and gaffes in the Democrat primary. Whether it's Obama's 57 states remark , or the messiah not knowing that Hanford is a nuclear facility, his uncle in the red army, the shot from veterans that he hasn't been to Iraq in over 2 years (but is willing to meet with Iran w/no preconditions) or the full on brawl over Michigan and Florida.
The Daily Olympian is not covering it. I'll understand if you don't get dizzy from the shock and surprise.
Friday, May 30, 2008
It’s not that Mak will be testing the global warming effect of his ass resting on a cushy chair or taste testing eco friendly hot chocolate for the 8 MPG “green” limousine liberal mayor. Nay. His talents will be put to good use to polish the spin of the complete garbage coming out of local government. What Mak will find, assuming he has a soul, is that he won’t be able to stomach it for more than a year or two. Trust me, I’ve had to put spin on trash in the private sector; it’s loathsome and vile work at any salary.
It’s not important what Mak will be doing for the next year- it’s VERY important what Mak won’t be doing; journalism. What is significant here is that Mak was the only visible reporter asking tough questions during the 2004 election. Literally, there are no other journalists in Washington. That’s what made Mak unique. With Mak gone- there will be no public questioning by anyone in the media of the spin coming from Queen Christine as she attempts to justify the billions in spending, the jillions in cronyism and overall lack of results from her 4 years in office.
There is no doubt about it, the trifecta of the Pugetopolis Democrat party wanted Robert Mak out of political journalism for the 2008 election season. It was a brilliant move on their part. One would sense that Mak would be intuitive enough to see this for what it is; I never would have suspected that a journalist as good as Mak would have been for sale.
Robert, if you read this:
Once broken, integrity doesn’t grow back.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
1- The Lord loves a working man.
2- Don't trust whitey (I'd list whitey as 2.a and add the government as 2.b. )
I'm going to add a third maxim to Navin's list
3- "Debt is evil."
I don't disclose much about my personal life online, but I've lived by the third maxim for a long time and I'm a total geek about personal finance. So this weekend I finally broke down and rented "Maxed Out." Wacko liberal anti- fans of this blog will love the movie for the cheap shots against Bush (some valid), fiscal conservatives will also love it because it shows why the borrower is truly slave to the lender.
One macabre detail in the movie shows that credit card lenders literally prey on the self proclaimed intellectually elite; college students. This backs my assertion that 80% of college students are the stupidest people in America (most of the other 20% are science and business majors). My rant on the fraud of intellectualism stemming from parting with $50k to write a bunch of crappy term papers for 4 years is another topic altogether. Check out the bar scene in Good Will Hunting for a synopsis on that opinion.
One great feature of Maxed Out is that it gives a lot of positive face time to Dave Ramsey, and although I'm far from being in need of his advice, I'm an addict of his show.
My little contribution to society today, is to promote the opt-out option for credit card marketing and insurance offers. I've heard this will cut your junk mail down significantly as well as eliminate some other undesirable identity theft opportunities.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
New watchdog effort targets government secrecy in Wash.
(KOMO TV Seattle © 05/26/2008)
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Call them Washington's newest sheriffs of "sunshine." After nearly a decade of public-interest law focused mainly in the Spokane area, the nonprofit Center for Justice has launched a new statewide campaign targeting illegal secrecy in government. The left-leaning group's first volley of lawsuits - against five local governments accused of open-meetings law violations - has generated three settlements, along with hurrahs from open-government activists across the political spectrum.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Not only that, he's screaming it will be far deeper and worse than many people think. The article goes on to not cite a single factor causing this deep and long lived recession, which by definition doesn't yet exist.
Buffett only states that the average person believes there is a recession.
Well the average person is an idiot and is holding $10-15k in credit card debt, a student loan, a car loan, a HELOC, and a bunch of worthless toys that bolstered our trade gap and the economy in some other country (ie not made in America).
There are two fundamental problems driving the economy right now and both can easily be addressed.
Housing Crunch - temporary. The balloon popped- and that is going to sting for speculators and people who couldn't afford their house in the first place. Solution: get out, and wait it out. It's a great time to be a first time home buyer shopping for a new home.
Oil- A manufactured crisis by wacko extremism by environmentalists and congress. They will be handed their hats when gas hits $5.00/gallon. There is no shortage of oil- only artificial barriers by idiots in congress and the far left keeping us from using it. Congress can easily address this- but won't. When Americans demand the restrictions to competition in the oil industry be removed, confidence will soon follow. Likewise, when real solutions to alternative energy arise, the economy will take off like a rocket (ie nuclear energy).
In the near term. Will the economy contract for 6 consecutive months (the definition of a recession)?
But to date it has only grown at a slower pace and has absorbed both oil and housing remarkably well. That my friends is one hell of a resilient economy.
Friday, May 23, 2008
I will pray for forgiveness from God and from the soldiers that gave it all for this great country.
I will pray for forgiveness for my past indifferences and seeing this as just another three day weekend.
I will pray for forgiveness for the masses of deviants in Olympia that have no clue what it cost to have the freedoms they live with and for showing complete disrespect to those who bought those freedoms for them.
I will pray for the masses of deviants in
I will pray that future generations won’t have to live with the disgrace to our forefathers that the liberal fascists of
I will say a prayer of thanks FOR the AMERICAN SOLDIER.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SERVED AND ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO GAVE IT ALL.
excerpt . . .
You can bet that I stand ready
when the wolf growls at the door
Yeah I'm solid, yeah I'm steady
Hey I'm true down to the core
And I will always do my duty
No matter what the price
I've counted up the cost
I know the sacrifice
Oh and I don't wanna die for you
But if dying's asked of me
I'll bear that cross with honor
Cause freedom don't come free
I'm an American soldier
Beside my brothers and my sisters
I will proudly take a stand
When liberty's in jeopardy
I'll always do what's right
I'm out here on the front line
sleep in peace tonight
I'm an American soldier
Everyone living here needs to learn to speak our national language. A single national language is part of what makes this country great.
To Home Depot, Lowes and all other companies that believe we have more than one national language: You are hereby losing my business. Here is the kicker- most legal immigrants do learn to speak English. So what Lowes and Home Depot are doing is trying to cater to immigrants who are not here legally and don't give a crap about our laws nor our sovereignty.
I say screw you. I will shop all of your local competitors before ever going into either of your stores ever again. Price is not an issue.
For the record, I speak more than one language. In fact many Americans know more than one language. It comes in handy when visiting other countries that expect people to know their own national language.
Also for the record- I shorted Lowes stock when it was above 30. It's trading today at about 23. Double screws to you.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
It's called just cause, evidence, due process and the constitution, you assholes.
I can't wait to see the child porn criminals at Washington DSHS dealt with. Rumor has it DSHS in Washington has a large internet child pornography problem in its rank and file with some being Doctors. Buckle your seat belts, what comes around goes around. The spotlight is now on you DSHS.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
- Parents are not involved as stakeholders in their children's education (putting aside the father's rights angle for a minute) nor the institution; many hours for after school soccer, TV, but few hours for math, reading, and other academics.
- Students not taking ownership over their own education.
- Overhead to chief to indian to student ratio in the budget.
Monday, May 19, 2008
I've been unimpressed with the efforts of both parties to get nuclear energy back on track. How to deal with Hanford is the cornerstone to confronting the haz-mat portion of that equation. This week Obama was asked about Hanford. Apparently knowing you know nothing really is true knowledge.
I'm slightly less unimpressed with McCain's stand on revamping the nuke option for clean, cheap and sustainable power. It's actually one of the few areas where he stood ahead of the other primary candidates. Unfortunately you can bet he'll sell us on down the river on that one as he reaches across the aisle to end partisan politics.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
In fact this spring they were placed on the threatened species list due to “climate change.”
We rented The Golden Compass this week and among the previews was a promotion from the frauds at the WWF stating that the polar bears are dying off due to climate change and asked for a donation to help fight global warming.
The problem with all of this? Polar bear populations have more than doubled in the past 50 years.
Why lie? More importantly, why tell such a red faced whopper of a lie as a preface to a children's movie?
Friday, May 16, 2008
Cowboy diplomacy is the only kind that works when dealing with thugs and bullies.
I'll give a crap what other countries and liberals think about the United States the minute they come up with a solution for the worlds energy supply/demand equation that doesn't involve everyone becoming a vegetarian and living in a hut.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
State of Washington
Opinion Information Sheet
|Title of Case:||Arthur S.west, Appellant V. Thurston County, Et Al, Respondents|
|Appeal from Mason County Superior Court|
|Judgment or order under review|
|Judge signing:||Toni A Sheldon|
we reverse the dismissal of the public disclosure claim. West was entitled to the non-privileged parts
of the firm's billings, and although the County produced the records, it did so only after West
sued to compel production. Accordingly, West is entitled to costs and penalties for the County's
failure to timely produce the records, and we remand for a determination thereof.
Who better to assess your fitness as a parent than someone suffering years of abuse and nervous breakdowns!
Hat tip to one of the peeps for sending the story link.
Monday, May 12, 2008
History lesson. After carrying Gregoire to win in 2004, funnelling shed loads of money into the apprentice program was done in lockstep with her jacking the gas tax for projects that never got done. Now big surprise- Thurston's BOCC is cashing in on the kickback and graft as of course it is an election year for them as well.
Is the BOCC concerned that property owners are REALLY tired of being screwed by the bloat in county government. Are you perhaps concerned about the big fat raises you voted yourselves in for?
Friday, May 09, 2008
First some general notes for the visting Pundit fans at government IP addresses.
Thanks to the offices I visited- a few of our county employees GET the notion of service and that you are there to serve the public- not the other way around. Unfortunately I won’t include the Thurston County Court Administrator Marti Maxwell in those awarded accolades. However if any of our Pundit fans would like to impart a public records request or educate her on the importance of open government- you can reach her at the following email: Maxwellm@co.thurston.wa.us. Since the Courts don’t provide electronic means of contacting Marti - We at the Pundit are going to do the public the great service of continuing to provide that contact info as frequently as is appropriate.
Not to omit our gratitude to Marti- Hey- w/out you crooks in the courts- there wouldn’t be us here…so the public REALLY owes you a debt of gratitude for behavior so abhorrent and rotten that you created an entire community of people pissed off and able enough to fill our role on the father’s rights movement (Thurston is fast becoming the capital for Wa). Nice job. Really.
Dang! There are some nutty ass people submitting PDR’s. Now I’m a hell of a writer (patting my own back) and while at times I draft some of my extra curricular activist work on a meal of Glenlivet and snickerdoodles- in my wildest dreams I could not invent the stuff I read today. Double wow. Even for Olympia- that stuff was golden comedy and at times I nearly fell off my chair; my heartfelt sympathy to the gang servicing those requests on crapola government salaries. On the flipside I’ll also say that PDR’s are the best way of turning over rocks in our government- some real gems of what’s on the underbelly were turned over this afternoon.
I’ll send the following HINT to the DV community- Although our numerous attempts to reach out to stakeholders in the DV mafia have resulted in jack squat from you in reaching a compromise for shared parenting legislation; while you have used every method of public funding and media to spread lies and false information to the public; while you use human shields to violate the constitution at every avenue and while you haven’t displayed an iota of common sense and have instead used every grant dollar in your capacity illegally to stop us from having (in the absence of abuse or neglect) good fathers awarded access to their kids. I’m going to throw you a bone. One of the organizations I visited today- who is funded with truckloads of YOUR violence against women money has a gaping hole that I could drive said truck through in protecting recipients of protection orders. (insert dah ta dummm trumpet music here) I was a little beside myself when I saw it in fact. Out of some professional courtesy- I’m not going to publicize the hole or where I found it- but rest assured I will politely see that it gets closed with that agency.
I’ll hold my breath while I wait for the thank you note. I look forward to seeing said DV mafia again down at the 2009 legislature- I’ll be on vacation time- you’ll most likely be on the public pay roll. Be sure to roll out 9 battered crying women this time- that water works gig seems to really be working well with Senator Hargrove and the fellow female Senators holding his nuts in a vice.
Proctological report complete.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Notice that by these guidelines, you can be arrested for DV for pretty much anything. On the father's rights front, I call this the eject the husband call or in the case of Rep. Geoff Simpson (D-Covington), the fun things that can happen when dealing with your crazy ass exwife.
Notice also that by the same guidelines, interfering with a court ordered child visitation defined and scheduled in a parenting plan is domestic violence. However- good luck getting the police to respond and make an arrest or even document it- so you can force the issue in court.
This is what happens when your county sheriff is funded with big fat wads of cash from the violence against women act. It's ironic that the police can always find Geoff Simpson's wife, but they couldn't find the woman who testifies against shared parenting at the legislature each year because she was allegedly locked in a basement off and on for 9 years.
Question #1 – Is there a crime?
Do you have Probable Cause?
Are all the elements of the crime(s) met?
Who is the Primary Aggressor?
Here are the most common DV crimes:
Violation of court orders
Interfering with reporting of DV
Question #2 – Is it a Family/Household Relationship (as defined by RCW 10.99.020)?
Now or at any time in the past;
Any one of the following connections:
Child in Common (any age)
Married (any age)
Parent-child / grandparent-child / step-parent-child (any age)
Adult roommates (18 y.o.)
Related by blood or marriage (18 y.o.)
Dating (16 y.o.)
Question #3 – Is it a Mandatory Arrest?
All of the following criteria must apply:
Family/Household relationship, AND
Occurred within the last four hours, AND
The crime was assault, threat/fear of assault, vio of court order, AND
Suspect is 16 or older
update: I should have credited this gem- it came from a peep in the father's rights community (name w/held). Just so all of you folks know that there is WAY more than just Angler and myself running interference down here in Thurston.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
The WEA might want to just focus on lowering standards to meet the dumbest common denominator. Again.
Monday, May 05, 2008
The Thurston Pundit can now get back to a focus of shooting political spitballs and addressing the pressing political issues of our times.