Thursday, November 24, 2022

Let's Put Thanks Back In Thanksgiving

We've made it. Today is Thanksgiving Day 2022. Today is the one day a year that Americans officially set aside to give thanks for what we have. Later on, I will tell you why we should be thankful every day, for now, I need to answer your concerns. 

As for my readers who have written to say they have "nothing to be thankful for," some of you have sent me quite a list to think about. And frankly, you are right that we should be concerned about many of the issues that plague us today. 

Rising crime and the people who want to defund the police are a problem. We should ask why our border is not secure. This is especially true knowing that huge numbers of those coming across our border are drug cartel members, violent criminals, and carriers of Fentanyl. We should stop children from being smuggled across the border for horrible reasons. And yes, it is a fact that known terrorists are coming into our country.  

I agree that parents attending school board meetings are right in demanding that public schools stop teaching Critical Race Theory which is designed to specifically instill division and create hate for others. I hate that parents are now being painted as "America's Enemies." I hate that half the population today is frightened of our own government and that we have a president in the White House who actively works to divide our nation to the point of calling the millions of Americans who voted for his political opponent "Enemies of Democracy." 

I understand how hard it is to make ends meet today. I understand how tough it is to make the hard choices of either buying gas or food or putting off paying a bill. Like every other working family, my family is also faced with paying $5 for a head of lettuce, $6 for a gallon of gas, soaring electricity bills, higher taxes, 40-year high Inflation, and all of the other pain that Biden is responsible for creating. 

No, I have no idea why he doesn't realize that petroleum is what it takes to manufacture thousands of everyday products that we use. I have no idea who is advising him to intentionally shut down America's oil, natural gas, and coal producers. 

It's as if Democrats are too stupid to realize that the oil industry is vital to us. Even if we somehow miraculously figured out how to eliminate the use of oil in the energy sector, we will still require oil to manufacture goods. Yes, you would think the President of the United States would have advisors who are smart enough to understand that we need oil to make computers, cell phones, clothing, and thousands of other products. 

Yes, just as you would think that a President would understand that coal is vital to making steel. Among other things, we cannot build buildings, ships, and bridges without coal. My friends, I really don't think the President of the United States or his advisors know that synthetic graphite is made out of oil and coal. Yes, the main ingredient in the batteries that supply power for Electric Vehicles and the grid battery storage for "clean" electricity is made out of fossil fuels. And yes, I understand that Biden and the Democrats want to shut down America's oil and coal industries. Biden has said so. I get it. Yes, I get it.

And yes, I know really well that we have a lot of other problems including private businesses that now have to compete with states and the federal government for workers. And no, it's not that more people are working for states and the federal government. The problem is that the government is paying people not to work, not to try to hold a job, and not to seek employment. 

Back in the 1970s, someone out of work was eligible for 12 weeks of unemployment benefits. They also had to prove that they were actively trying to find a job. After 12 weeks, benefits were done. 

Now, in California for example, a person can receive State Unemployment Insurance benefits for up to 26 weeks. And when that's done, when a person runs out of available weeks of benefits, that person is eligible for to up 53 weeks under the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program. If you think that's something, guess again. Today, the government makes it so that someone not wanting to work may qualify for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) if they were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If eligible, that person can receive up to 86 weeks of PUA benefits. So really, how does a private business compete with the government when the government is handing out that sort of money?

So yes, my friends, for those of you who are writing to tell me that there is very little to be thankful for during these hard times, I get it. I really do understand that your farm equipment can't harvest a crop if you can't afford fuel. I understand that your trucks can't get to market to keep the supply chain intact for the same reason. 

And yes, since I'm paying the highest prices in feed costs for my rescue horses that I ever have, I know really well that ranchers are having a horrible time affording to feed their herds. And of course, I know that if cattle producers are having a hard time feeding their herds, then pig and poultry producers must be having it just as tough. The public should understand that that's why the price of food is through the roof these days. 

So, with all of our concerns, our worries, our problems, why do I believe that we still need to put the "Thanks" back into Thanksgiving?

Well, it has to do with freedom and family. 

During this last election, the Mainstream Media projected that there would be a "Red Wave" and we should consider ourselves failures if we Conservatives didn't produce anything short of a Tsunami. Since a lot of our nation's problems, as the list above that my readers have provided to me illustrates, are politically created, we should be thankful that we have the freedom to try to improve things. 

And while we certainly did not create a "Red Wave," although more than 6 Million more Republican voters voted in 2022, and not all of the nation went "Red," we should be thankful that we got rid of Nancy Pelosi. In fact, while our political adversaries in the Mainstream Media play it down in an effort to reassure their Leftist Base that America wants to be a Socialist/Communist nation, we have proven them wrong by retaking the House of Representatives. And yes, that's another big thing to be thankful for. 

How does that help us? If for any other reason, our retaking the House of Representatives means that Americans are now in a position to stop the attacks on working-class Americans. We can be thankful that now we have more of a "checks and balance" system of government -- rather than an oligarchy government run by a small group of Leftist Democrats having total control of our country. And yes, my friends, that in itself is something that should give us hope for a better future. It's definitely something that we can now be thankful for. 

There is something else. With all of the rampant voter fraud and overt criminal acts pertaining to our elections these days, a sight that frankly makes us look terrible in the eyes of the free world, we can be thankful that our system still works at all. If anything, the last two elections have shown us that computer technology is the real enemy of our Republic -- because it's now been proven that such technology can be manipulated to benefit the criminal and his or her forces who want to cheat to win.  
Of course, our knowledge of this being the case is also something that we can be thankful for. We can now fix it -- if we want to.

So, over the last few paragraphs, I've voiced your concerns. In reality, they are our concerns. Of course, some of you said that I wouldn't. Some of you have written to say that I only write about fluff these days, that I was afraid to write about what is on the minds of all of us these days, and that I was somehow avoiding the problems that we face today. 

Well, that's not true. We all face the ills of our world in different ways. We all face our day-to-day problems differently. I try to remain optimistic. I try to remain hopeful. And yes, to do so, I try to remember what is personal and close to my heart. I try to remember what I am thankful for. 

I keep in mind that I have a loving wife who I'm extremely thankful for having in my life. I remember that my Mom, at 88 years of age, is still doing okay. Sure she's had some ups and downs lately, but she's a fighter who is not giving up. And yes, I'm very thankful for that. 

Lately, I've been stricken with a horrible case of "writer's block." Besides that taking place lately, I have become very disappointed by a few people who I thought were my friends. As funny as it sounds, their attacks on me are something that I'm now very thankful for. Think about it, they revealed their shady and immoral character. They have shown themselves to be the lowlifes that they truly are.  And yes, as strange as it might sound, as disgusted and disappointed in them as I have been lately, I'm very thankful. In fact, I feel blessed that I now see them for who they really are. They are just scum that I'm now blessed to not have to work with any longer.  

Maybe that's why I believe we can find thanks in our smallest blessing. Americans need to be thankful every day and not simply one day a year. We can start by putting the "Thanks" back into Thanksgiving. 

Among that which we can be thankful for is that we have the ability to hold on, persevere, accomplish great things, be resilient, and conquer our ills. While some in other nations have these traits, we can be thankful that Conservative Americans do it best.

And yes, my friends, there are honest differences between Conservative and Liberal Americans. Yes, just as there's a real difference between Red and Blue Americans in Red and Blue States.  

Conservative Americans don't give a damn for weak-kneed individuals who surrender to the political whims of a few who want to control us. We refuse to encourage those who want to make something as silly as pronouns a problem. We reject the idiotic notion of rewriting history to fit the grievances of a few who want to capitalize on the ills of the past -- ills that they themselves never experienced. Americans don't need to be told that making us pay off the loans taken out by the ignorant is not right.

Conservative Americans don't need to be convinced of the sheer lunacy on the part of the Left who are trying to spread the crazy idea that inanimate objects such as roads and bridges can be racist. We know that trying to convince the world that there are more than just two genders is insanity. We fully understand that trying to change what we all know as scientific fact is dumb. We get it. We really get it because we all know that some things are indisputable. And yes, Conservative Americans truly understand that trying to create genders that don't exist, and actually using children as human lab rats, all just to support an immoral political agenda, is morally repugnant. It is wrong.

And yes, it's all about control. And yes indeed, I know full well that Conservative Americans will not accept being controlled by others. Liberals, those who are Artificial Americans, don't mind it because they don't understand that about us. We can all thank God that Authentic Americans are Conservative Americans.

America is based on the idea that we aren’t subservient to the edicts of Kings or Presidential mandates. While we can also thank God for giving us the strength to rebel against oppression and those who demand that we be submissive, being submissive does not feel comfortable for Conservative Americans. And yes, defying tyranny is as American as Apple Pie.

While Democrats seem to be fine with being on their knees, Conservative Americans understand the concept of defying servitude very very well. Maybe that's why I believe that God has blessed us. Yes, even with all of the problems that we face today, I really believe that God has blessed us immensely.

Because we can all be thankful that God has given us the ability to reason, to be fair and honest, truthful and trustworthy, reliable and respectful, as well as being kind and considerate, we can also be thankful that we are not blind nor ungrateful for those things which we have been blessed with. Among our blessings is that of living in a free country where defying oppression is an instinctive part of our very character. Of course, Liberals don't seem to mind being on their knees. 

My friends, Americans, in general, don't have to like not having political representation. We don't have to accept increased unfair taxation, overbearing rules, or burdensome regulations. We don't have to like amoral or abhorrent social changes. We can decide for ourselves whether such issues are acceptable or not. This is part of an inherent quality that is ingrained in us. It is part of the American character. Sadly, it is not a part of the subservient Liberal mindset where submissiveness to the government is admired and encouraged. Of course, the question as to why Liberals want masters and disdain freedom is beyond all reasoning.

A disdain for freedom goes against the heart of being a Conservative American. I believe the love of freedom goes to the heart of most Americans. And really, I really believe that Liberals, those who want to treat themselves, their wishes, or their beliefs as being less important than the demands of the government, are a relatively small but vocal minority. 

Of course, when it comes to fighting maliciousness or unjust treatment, or an abuse of power, be it big or small, this is an indispensable part of who we are. I believe it is rooted in our concern with the rightness or wrongness of things. And yes, it is rooted in our love of freedom. 

I believe it's one of the many intrinsic virtues that God has blessed us with. And while I just wish the love for freedom was a bigger part of the Liberalism belief system that exalts what they see as the benefits of being slaves to the government, our love for freedom is among God's blessings that we should be thankful for. 

It's one of the many reasons that I can honestly say, "Happy Thanksgiving!"

May God Bless you and yours!

Tom Correa


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Neighborhood Watch -- How to Organize A Neighborhood Watch Group


·        As the Neighborhood Watch organizer, you are the group’s Coordinator. You need to determine if there is a need and an interest to start a Neighborhood Watch in your area.

·        Do so by going out and meeting your neighbors. Explain to them your concerns and let them know your intentions to start a Neighborhood Watch Group.

·       You need to talk to your neighbors about the need for such a group, based on your personal knowledge of crimes or suspicious activities in your area.

·        If there is an interest, it is your responsibility to gather contact information (i.e., names, phone numbers, and email addresses) to create a “phone tree.” Later, your designated Block Captain will send out updates when people leave, and new ones move in

·        You are also tasked with polling your neighbors for information about when they can meet. Find out what days of the week and times are best for them to meet for a Neighborhood Watch meeting.

·        Meetings are typically scheduled Monday through Thursday evenings, generally beginning at 6:30 pm. 

·        Meetings can be held at a neighbor’s home, a library, a church, a community hall, or a park. 

·        As the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, you need to also make sure the meeting location you have chosen will be able to accommodate everyone.

·        After determining the best location, day, date, and time, that’s when you need to contact your Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Watch Representative to be present at the first meeting to talk about the program and answer questions. Sheriff’s Deputies may attend later meetings if there are still questions. Block Captains can also contact the Sheriff’s Office Neighborhood Watch Representative with questions.

·        After the meeting date and time have been confirmed, as the Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, you need to call and send out a reminder e-mail to let your neighbors know about the date, day, time, and location of the meeting.

·        Keep in mind to also make up a flyer to post to invite anyone who is interested who you may have not contacted previously.

·        Lastly, ask people to RSVP so that you will know how many people to expect.

Below is a jpg of an announcement for a Neighborhood Watch Meeting.

Feel free to use it.

More information to come.

Tom Correa

Monday, November 7, 2022

Biden Sinks To An All Time Low -- Calls Republican Voters America's Enemies

Sinking to an all-time low, Joe Biden now says if we vote our free will and do as we see best for America and vote for Republicans, then we are traitors who are putting our nation at risk. He is saying that if we vote for Republicans, then WE are a threat to the United States, that WE are the enemy.

He's not saying that we as citizens should look at our options and fix things by replacing those in government that should not have made a career of being in office. He's dividing Americans while trying to make Republicans the enemies. His personal attacks on Republican voters have been taking place for months, and I see it as a safe bet to say that he will keep saying horribly shameful things about the millions of Americans who refuse to support his disastrous policies. 

We should not be demonized for voting for someone other than who some career politician wants us to. Americans voting as we see fit, according to what we want, is our right. That does not make us "enemies of democracy" -- that makes us a free people. 

Tom Correa

Friday, November 4, 2022

Democrats Hate Our Republic

Since Joe Biden entered office and the Democrats have taken total control of the federal government, food and gas prices are higher than they have ever been. American truckers, farmers, ranchers, food packers, oil producers, our supply chain, all that feeds and clothes Americans are under assault by the Democrats -- and Joe Biden and his merry administration of Communists are leading the attack.  

Today, because of Democrats, Americans are having to make the choice between buying food or buying gas to get to work; Poverty levels are increasing exponentially across the nation; Americans on Food Stamps have actually doubled in the last year and a half; American manufacturing is again shutting down and relocating overseas because of insane Democrat Climate Change Regulations. Over-regulation, high taxation, and Interest Rates at their highest in the last 40 years are all factors that are pushing American businesses to close their doors and families to worry about their futures. All are factors brought on by low-character Democrat politicians who could care less about what America wants and needs. 

Because of the policies of Democrats wanting to turn America into a Socialist/Communist nation, the number of American Working Poor has increased to record highs and the misery for Working Class Americans is a way of life across America. Yes. all, while wealthy Democrat Party Donors are getting wealthier by way of Trillion Dollar Liberal Legislation, meant to make their friends even wealthier while taking more and more from our Working Class in more taxes. 

And no, there is no need to wonder what sort of America we would live in where the federal government regards American parents as "America's Enemies." We don't have to because Democrats are saying that right now, today, just because American parents want a say in the education of their children.

Of course, Democrats are intimidated, frightened, and simply offended by what's good and right. 

Over the years, Democrats have shown a deep-seated visceral hate toward the Bible, the Cross, Catholics, Protestants, Christians in general, the American flag, the Bill of Rights, Free Speech, Free Thinkers, and keeping federal and state governments in check. Democrats loath American Freedom. 

Americans are sick and tired of Democrats wanting to attack our children with gender-altering drugs, and their indoctrination of turning biological males into something that they are not, What is it about American men and women that scares Democrats? Why do so many things scare Democrats? What's behind Democrats being so frightened of straight men and women, parents, boys who want to be boys, girls who like boys, girls who like being girls, motherhood, pregnancy, and children? 

What sort of sociopathic reasoning is behind their hatred of White people, Americans who have jobs, people who create jobs, people who contribute to the common good, businesses, and corporations? Why is it that the only Billion-dollar corporation that Democrats love is Planned Parenthood? And really, why do Democrats fight so hard to kill babies, even up to the moment of their birth? What sort of warped mind believes that killing babies can fix the economy or is the cure for the hoax called Climate Change? And while there are those who staunchly support Democrats, even they are now coming around to face the facts that Democrat politicians are using the supposed threat of Climate Change to strip Americans of our Constitutional Rights and turn America into a Socialist/Communist Nation ruled by a select few powerful people in Washington, D.C..

Right now, across our nation, Americans are asking why. Why is it that Biden and his Democrat friends have such a deep-seated visceral hate toward anyone who believes that Americans need to put the interest of Americans before the interests of the rest of the world? 

Why is it that Democrats are trying to divide Americans, pitting one against the other on so many levels, by the color of our skin, by our religions, by heritage, by ancestry, and by our political choice? 

There is no reason that Biden has to accuse the more than 75 Million Americans who voted for President Trump of being "Enemies of Democracy" other than wanting Americans to see others as their enemy. Of course, that sort of political rhetoric is sadly reminiscent of what took place in Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s when the German people were told that German Jews were their enemy. 

So really, why accuse 75 Million Americans of being a "Treat to Democracy"? Why is it that Biden and his Democrat pals feel that they have to incite violence against those who do not agree with his draconian Leftist policies? Do Democrats hate our Republic so much that they want us divided? The only reason for this has to be that Democrats truly hate our Republic. 

And yes, there is more evidence that he and his Democrat pals hate us. If not, then why allow more than two-million Illegal Aliens across our Southern border? And really, why have Democrats in control of the entire federal government opened our Southern border to vicious and violent criminals, Organized Crime, Drug Cartels, and Child Sex Traffickers? Democrats have turned their backs while violent criminals run rampant completely free from punishment or injurious consequences. They have down this out of financial gain and pursuit of political power. But also, out of hate for Americans.

Don't think so? Then ask yourself why is it that under Biden, the Democrat Dream of "Defunding The Police," their desire to eliminate Cash Bail, their desire to empty prisons and release criminals into our society, has been fulfilled with disastrous consequences. Ask yourself why Democrats have wanted to downgrade Felonies to the status of Misdemeanors and allow violent offenders to walk the streets? Ask yourself if you're okay with Democrats creating the highest levels of crime that our nation has ever experienced.

And really, ask yourself if you're still okay with Biden and the Democrats turning America into a nation that has to beg others for the oil and other resources that we already have? Look yourself in a mirror and ask yourself if you're okay with that, and all of the above? Then, ask yourself if you're also fine with Biden bringing us to a point today where we now face the prospect of World War III and Nuclear War with Russia, China, and North Korea?

While all that I've mentioned is what is taking place today, as horrible reality as this has all become after only being in power a very short time, the sickest part of this story is that voting Democrats still staunchly defend all of this and say that Joe Biden is a successful president. And though Biden and his cabinet of Communists have successfully ruined American lives, Democrats LOVE Biden and will turn out to vote for Democrats on Election Day. 

And that, the fact that Democrats have such supporters, is scarier than anything else.

Tom Correa