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SGP: Election 2014 - May 20 Primary Results - Through the Looking Glass

Matt Bevin TEA Party challenger to Senator McConnell

This writer is just going to set fingers to keyboard and see what comes out.

This writer is having problems understanding this current election cycle.

First we have the Main Stream Media reporting on this division within the Republican Party between some portion of the GOP and the TEA Party.

This writer's first confusion comes in trying to understand how the Republican Party is at odds with the TEA Party. This writer wrote about this confusion to some extent here:

Is McConnell's TEA Party code for rank & file Republicans?

This writer's point being that everything the TEA Party promotes is contained in the Republican Party Platform. Which leads this writer's to assert that the Real Battle within the Republican Party is between its Progressive RINO Establishment Leadership and its rank and file members. This as opposed to the Main Stream Media Propaganda that the Republican Party division is between Mainstream Republicans and the radical TEA Party element.

But as this writer's regular readers know, this writer believes that the True Grassroots TEA Party groups have actually been usurped by paid GOP political operatives. As such, the majority of TEA Party groups are little more than cheer leading clubs for Republican candidates. (Democrat loyalists assert that the TEA Party was never a grassroots movement but a GOP invention from its inception. The writer believes his position, in this regard ,is more accurate.) This writer is quick to point out that members of the Occupy movement have stated as similar usurpation by elements of the Democrat Party has occurred to the Occupy Movement.

Meanwhile back on the Main Stream Media Propaganda front, this years primaries and caucuses were hyped as a major confrontation between the Republican Insiders and the radical TEA Party. And GOP Senator McConnell won and announced that he had crushed his TEA Party opponent. Followed
quickly by an announcement that the TEA Party would now back the Republican Establishment DC Insiders.

A recent (May 22, 2014 Page A4) Minneapolis Star and Sickle Article headlines "GOP Insiders new life of Party?" announced:

But was more amazing in the aftermath was how quickly the TEA Party -- symbolized by the outside conservative groups that once were calling for the Senators defeat -- rushed to embrace this embodiment of the Washington GOP establishment and call for party unity this fall. (This writer would have preferred to provide a link for this article but mysteriously the article no longer is available on the internet. Bad link here)

Now lets back the truck up and see if my review of what transpires gives you the same "Though the Looking Glass" puzzlement this writer has.

First, we have the....

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Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the
local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training
junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,

Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot
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WE THE PEOPLE TAR #WETHEPEOPLETAR
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End the Fed(eral Reserve Bank System) #ETF
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Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
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Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
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Term Limits #TermLimit
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Justice in Minnesota #JIM
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Critical Thinking Notice - This author advises you as no politician would dare. Exercise Critical Thinking (http://bit.ly/ubI6ve) in determining the truthfulness of anything you read or hear. Do not passively accept nor believe anything anyone tells you, including this author... unless and until you verify it yourself with sources you trust and could actively defend your perspective to anyone who might debate you to the contrary of your perspective

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SGP: Obamacare & the VA Hospital Scandal: An inconvenient truth

For the past few days this writer has watched news of the scandal surrounding mismanagement of the VA Hospital System percolate.


For those still unaware, 40 Veterans are alleged to have died as a result of unacceptably long delays in seeing a doctor and/or receiving Medical Treatment. Only upon the discovery of documentation verifying attempts to cover up, and/or understate the length of the delays, has the Obama Administration decided that ignoring or denying the scandal would no longer work.

Yesterday, President Obama finally had a press conference at which he addressed the scandal and said that such mismanagement would not be tolerated.

That having been said, lets back the truck up.

Before Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ever was passed many persons pointed to mismanagement of the VA Hospitals as evidence the Federal Government was incapable of properly managing healthcare for the entire nation. In response, many Democrats denied the allegations of bad management at the VA Hospitals, and some even pointed to the excellent management of the VA Hospitals as evidence that Government could manage all of the nation's healthcare.

Essentially the proponents of Obamacare shouted down the factual evidence that the Government was failing in its management of healthcare for Military Veterans;Veterans who should receive the best care possible. This factual evidence showed that the Government could not even properly manage the health of a very small fraction of the nations entire population.

But those us of familiar with the VA Hospitals' long history of mismanagement and cover up, knew better.

This writer repeatedly tweeted and emailed a link to a film clip of a 1992 movie called Article 99. This movie was directly on point to the issue of mismanagement that comes with government involvement with healthcare. In this instance, in the very VA Hospitals now embroiled in the current scandal.
This is the Tweet this writer currently periodically sends out on Twitter @DMashak.

Though the wording has change slightly since before Obamacare was passed, the video and the link remain the same as the one this writer posted many times before the passage of Obamacare. Obamacare was signed by President Barrack Obama on June 25, 2010. (This date will become important when the timeline of the VA Hospital scandal(s) is disclosed)

In the interview contained in the article in the following Tweet @DMashak, it is reported that this scandal went on for a "long time". The printed portion of the article shows the currently documentable timeline begins in early 2012.

But the end of the Article 99 movie indicates that the problems the movie exposed within the VA Hospital were never really resolved. People got fired and the status quo management just continued under new management. So has the VA Hospital scandal really went on for 22 years?
Evidence that our Government has continuously mismanaged...

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Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,

Don Mashak
The Cynical Patriot
http://twitter.com/dmashak
http://Facebook/Don.Mashak
Don Mashak Google Plus http://goo.gl/1AUrE

WE THE PEOPLE TAR #WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://WETHEPEOPLETAR.blogspot.com
http://facebook.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR
http://twitter.com/WETHEPEOPLETAR

End the Fed(eral Reserve Bank System) #ETF
National http://bit.ly/ta3Rju Minneapolis http://bit.ly/tjZJKF

Bring Home the Politicians #BHTP
http://BringHomethePoliticians.com

Lawless America #LawlessAmerica
http://LawlessAmerica.com

Term Limits #TermLimit
http://TermLimits.org

Justice in Minnesota #JIM
http://JusticeinMN.com

Critical Thinking Notice - This author advises you as no politician would dare. Exercise Critical Thinking (http://bit.ly/ubI6ve) in determining the truthfulness of anything you read or hear. Do not passively accept nor believe anything anyone tells you, including this author... unless and until you verify it yourself with sources you trust and could actively defend your perspective to anyone who might debate you to the contrary of your perspective

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HERALD MAIL GIVES THREE CANDIDATES FOR WACO BOE A CLEAN SLATE: THREE OPENINGS ON BOE

JACQUELINE FISCHER, MELINDA MARSDEN, AND STAN STOUFFER ONLY THREE BOE CANDIDATES WITHOUT DIRT TO REPORT BY HERALD MAIL: THREE OPENINGS ON BOE

Is it just me growing more cynical or is this truly a coincidence? These candidate's profiles for the Board of Education were published two-at-a-time, and the first thing that struck me was that the HM is not exactly known for its investigative work. So what's up? Why this election? Why only the BOE candidates? One of the candidate's told me that when they were interviewed the reporter justified publishing this information because the BOE has a large budget, if not the largest budget, in the county. OK, but what about the dirt that wasn't related to finances? Certainly there is dirt that could be dug up on other candidates for other races; in fact, I know that there is.

The second cynical thought came after reading the first profile that was without dirt. The article did not state that they had investigated this person and was unable to find anything to report. There just wasn't any. In fact, that statement did not appear in any of the profiles without dirt. Intentional?

After reading 6 of the 8 profiles and realizing that there were only 2 so far without dirt, I predicted that there would only be one candidate of the final two profiles to be published that would report a bit of dirt, giving us exactly three "clean" candidates. Guess what? Three clean candidates and three openings...imagine that.

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A CHANCE MEETING: DO YOU BELIEVE IN WAR?

 

I was driving home from a meeting in Sykesville, and I had decided to take a different route home. Right away I realize that this was a bad decision because of the many traffic lights and heavy traffic. I stopped at a red light and a man pulls up next to me on my passenger side. He motions for me to roll down my window. He asks, "Do you believe in war?" Right away I think this is because he saw my bumper stickers, although none of them mention war. The most prominent sticker is larger than the rest and is bright yellow with the snake and Don't Tread On Me...the Gadsden flag, also known as the TEA Party flag.

I wasn't afraid. He was soft spoken with a Spanish accent. He didn't look threatening in any way. He didn't appear angry. I had all of these thoughts, and managed to answer before the light changed, "It depends." He looked perplexed at my answer. The light changed and I drove on.
I stopped at the next red light and he again motions to me to roll down my window. He asks me, "How old were you in 1970?" I said, "eleven."
"Have you ever heard of Viet Nam?"
"Yes."
"Where were you in 1970?"
"I don't know. I told you I was a child. What is your point sir?"
"Do you know that when I came home from Nam no one greeted me with tears of gratitude and flowers? They spit at me and called me names." Again, very soft spoken. 
"I have heard about that. I am sorry."
He again looks perplexed.
"Thank you for your service. I am sorry that this happened to you."
The light changed and someone beeped their horn. He said "Thank you," and waved me on. I lost sight of him in the traffic.
I have been thinking about him and why he flagged me down. I was a stranger with a bumper sticker that he knew was political but didn't know exactly what it was. He felt like he needed to flag down a stranger and ask her about something that happened to him 44 years ago. Why? Why did I take that route? Why did we have this chance meeting? What am I supposed to learn from this interaction?
All I could think was how sad it is that 44 years later a bumper sticker triggered his pain and he wanted to know if I understood it. I can't stop thinking about him. 
I think that I will remember him again sometime in the future and it will be a significant moment. It will be an ah hah moment and I will understand why. I have always known about the mistreatment of our Vietnam vets. I've read about it and I've heard about it, but this was the first time that I felt it.
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