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Sunday, July 29, 2012

No More Palins

Well, we all knew it had to happen, sooner or later. Dick Cheney has crawled out from under his pile of Halliburton dividend checks to make one of the dumbest comments in history. His advice to Mitt Romney was that he, “should not chose another Sarah Palin to run as Vice President”.

Absolutely Dick, we should stick with the corral of RINO sycophants that have brought us to this moment. You know, the ones that have allowed hundreds of thousands of abusive, controlling, and in many cases, outrageous laws and regulations that is strangling the life out of this country. That should do the trick.

So, maybe we should look at this another way. How many in Mr. Cheney’s approved republican stable have ever considered repealing any of the regulations that are putting a foot on the neck of America? How many have even considered prosecuting felonious members of the Republican inner circle, for abuse of power, insider trading or just plain old crony capitalism? And as a coup de gras, how many have a clue that we have already gone over the cliff, and without some major changes, we’re going to hit bottom very hard.

Nosiree, we don’t want no stinking reformers, no stinking problem solvers or no stinking Conservatives. No, what we want is some more robo-republicans to keep on doing the same things, but expecting a different outcome. I won’t burden you with what that means, you probably hear it every day.

On the other hand, I once had a long and endearing respect for Mr. Cheney. He came out of nowhere in Wyoming to represent the state, then go on to Chief of Staff at the White House and later as Secretary of Defense and VP.

But somewhere along the line the Party Line crept into his life and America would never be the same. Dodging criticism of lack of WMDs in Iraq, Cheney went on to be a hawk, without pointing out that you would have to convince the Kurds, who were killed in mass by poison gas (a WMD), before you convinced a mob of anti-war zealots. And so the lie continued unabated.

Nope, just keep on keeping on Dicky and see how that works for you.

We are So Screwed

Thursday, July 19, 2012

More Obama News

Mr. Obama has a problem with the NAACP. Mitt Romney has a problem with the Tea Party, Independents and Conservatives. They both are taking these groups for granted. And they do this at their peril. Mitt believes conservatives will vote for him, because they would never vote for Obama. Obama knows blacks will vote for him, because who else are they voting for?

Well, here’s a clue for you two nitwits, studies are already showing that many who voted for Obama, are not voting this time around. Mittens can count on me to be among that group.


Likewise the candidate’s VP picks. If Barack keeps Biden and Romney picks Condi Rice, they’ll both be making a mistake.


I can’t help but notice that the steady drumbeat of resistance to voter ID never is rebutted by the notion that these same impoverished blacks and minority factions need an ID to receive Food Stamps, EBT cards, welfare or any other public assistance. If they don’t need an ID for these, well then our entitlement Czars are far more ignorant than usual.


Looks like labor unions don’t have to worry about donating billions to get their hand picked representatives elected, while letting their pension and healthcare benefits go under-funded. Not to worry, Obama backfilled much of the shortfall with taxpayer money, disguised as stimulus.


So, Mr. Romney won’t be seeking Sarah Palin’s assistance, nor is she invited to the Republican Convention. Well, Mr. R, I guess you have all the answers. Good luck to you, you’re on your own.


If you are a Chicago thug, you know that Obama is running out the clock tossing little useless pebbles in a big pond and watching Romney respond to the ripples. It takes seconds to toss the pebble, but days to address the ripples.



Sunday, July 15, 2012

To the citizens of Fall River Mills

As a service to those who want to know what is really happening between Walt Caldwell's Mountain Echo and the Fall River Mills CSD, I provide this venue for information.  All comments will be monitored for civility and, when available, accuracy.  If any rise to a level advocating violence or physical retribution, they will be deleted.  Remember, the difference between libel and an accusation is which side of the conversation you are on.  Keep it real, keep it clear, keep it factual or it is gone.  Dumbplumber

To the people of Fall River Mills:

In the four weeks since the last Fall River Mills CSD board meeting two things have become painfully clear:  One, those who have taken all their CSD information from the Mt. Echo, know little more than they did a year ago. 

And Two, what little information they did get was mischaracterized, erroneous or outright fabrications. Reading the Echo has become an exercise in futility. If you want to know anything about our Community Services District, you certainly can’t get it from someone who never asks questions, before putting his ignorance in print.  Unfortunately, his logic could be compared to that of a demented inmate, but it hasn't stopped him from declaring his agenda with all the fabricated, self-righteous indignation he can muster. 

One thing has become abundantly clear, Mr. Caldwell is not happy with our District Manager, nor the Board, and by default believes that he and LAFCO should control our future, not our citizens. It’s like he’s yearning for the Sordahl, Guldaman and Pena years, when our District was indebted well beyond its means and finances were never questioned by Mr. Caldwell.  His tether to reality seemed to have snapped almost 2 years ago, when he was called to task for this serious lapse of journalistic duty.  This most notably because Mr. Caldwell's desk is less than 80 feet from the District headquarters.

Truth is he wants our Manager gone. And apparently he and the LAFCO Director, who has launched her own ground war with the Manager and Board, wants everyone not kowtowing to them gone as well. Caldwell, because our Manager has accomplished more in the last year and a half than anyone in the last 30 years. And the LAFCO director, because our Manager has dared to reveal her incompetence and deceit.

And who covers up her incompetence, is our own Mr. Caldwell printing and justifying everything she says, and partnering with her to oust our manager, who has figured out her game. But instead of avoiding this highly unethical and reprehensible behavior, he is touting this conflict as high drama on the front page of the Echo. Clearly he lacks ethics, courage and shame. 

About the Echo editor's only claim to fame is his religeous devotion to the Brown Act, which, I would remind everyone, was in full force, while Bell, Vallejo and San Bernadino, California were being flown into the ground.  And which as we speak, is being slowly dismantled for what it is, an overzealous, unsustainable attempt to keep public entities and their members honest.  Yeah, good luck with that.  Just try and record the minutes of labor negotiations with public representatives.

Meanwhile, our manager and Board need to focus on progress and restoration of our District and leave the battle with the LAFCO director and Mr. Caldwell to those with the backbone and tenacity to right this public wrong. This blog may be the only venue for that effort. 

Thank you.  Dumbplumber

Monday, July 02, 2012

Another Romney letter

Dear Mr. Romney,

I sincerely apologize for bothering you or interrupting your national ‘talking points tour’, but it is beyond time for me to talk, and you to listen.

Today I received not one, but three solicitations, from your campaign, in the mail. Nevermind that I have returned at least five of your previous fund raising solicitations with large hand written notations requesting, asking and finally demanding my name be removed from your mailing list.

Aside from the obvious fact that you are wasting trees, postage, valuable time and effort, you are simply aggravating an already sensitive situation, as I am totally and absolutely pissed off at you, your campaign and the RNC, for the way they treated Herman Cain and Sarah Palin in the primaries.

Be clear, I will NEVER vote for Obama, like I have no intention of voting for you. It is my firm belief that you will only take us to the same place as that socialist/fascist, union loving, double talking lawn jockey, but it will take a few years longer. And nothing you have said over the past few months has changed my mind.  I simply want to be able to clean and reload before I start drooling oatmeal from my scooter.


So before you even think about sending me another solicitation, you might consider a way to remedy the above and include it in a speech, because so far your platform is about as meaningful as HOPE and CHANGE.

Signed….the Dumbplumber

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Obamacare and Bruce

This is a response to local newspaper editor, Bruce Ross's warm and fuzzy take on the passing of Obamacare.

And in true ‘Ross’ fashion, you have drafted your entire editorial without uttering the words: ‘personal responsibility‘, ‘tort reform’ or ‘rewarding bad behavior‘. You see Bruce, your inability to predict unintended consequences is the reason America, in general, and California, in particular, are in the shape they are.

Just like “Cal Fresh” pretends to be a publicly financed smorgasbord to allure, fitness and contentment, Obamacare claims to be the express lane to wellness, financial security and a panacea to all mankind. When in fact, it is a financial nightmare in the making, the ultimate transfer of wealth from the prosperous, healthy and responsible to the irresponsible, reckless and thoughtless. And with Obama’s open borders policy, can’t you see the invasion from every country, to come here for healthcare. Yeah, I didn’t think you did.

For example, we have spent over $5 trillion on poverty since the 60’s yet we have more in “poverty” today than then. We created Medicare as a safety net for our elderly, yet over the years it was bastardized and prostituted into a lure for illegal aliens, a crutch for the drug and alcohol addicted and a cash cow for scooter manufacturers and any other medical device available to anyone with a persistent malady, self inflicted or not. And don’t get me started on the fraud, waste and abuse, that we ignore at the peril of our future.

And now you like a new $2 trillion dollar black hole that will only get bigger with the manipulation of the Bill’s text. You might want to remember this when you’re in line behind a tattoo laden, drug addicted, chain smoking, alcoholic scooter jockey waiting for your kidney transplant.

Yessir Bruce, your myopic view of what is an intentional assault on U.S. taxpayers is the reason that we aren’t just slipping into the abyss, but rather headed straight down into it in full afterburner.

December 21, can’t come fast enough for this Dumbplumber and I pay for my doctor visits out of my own pocket, because I don’t want my neighbor paying for it. We are so Screwed.