Five Things We Can Do Now

5Now that Trump has been elected President, we can continue to whine about it or we can dust ourselves off and get down to work. Trump can’t make America great again and if you think he can you are delusional. It is the people that will make America great again. It has always been the people that has made America great. From our most dedicated veterans to the people in the churches, in the schools and in every business across our nation, they are the ones who make America great. So put your wounded pride aside and let’s see what we can to make America great.

  1. If you are unhappy with both the Democrats and Republicans, look for another party. There are plenty of third parties out there, for both the Left and the Right for you to put your allegiance. Are you a Leftist who has a strong interest in the environment then the Green Party is for you. Do you care more about Health and Wellness? Then the Canary Party maybe for you. Are you a veteran? Then try the Veteran Party of America. Do you believe abortion needs to be eliminated and made illegal? Then America’s Party is for you. There are many parties out there and if you want to hear from some of them go to: Open Rebellion Radio Not only did we do debates with them there but we interviewed them about their platforms. It is a good place to get started.
  2. Volunteer at said new party or find a charity. There are always places and organizations that need your help. And while no organization will turn down your financial help, the truth is they need your time. If you can give even a hour or two a week or 3 to 4 hours a month, that will be much appreciated. So find out what you are passionate about and spend some time helping them. You are the hero they are waiting for.
  3. Jesus StatueGo back to church. Whether you are Protestant, Baptist, Catholic, Mormon or non-denominational, we will not get back to our former glory until we start putting God first. Without repenting and turning from our wicked ways, we will never see a return to our prosperity. But it is not about material gain. It is about returning to our moral code and abandoning this relativism that says there is no right or wrong that will once again make us a honorable and decent society in which to live. However, we cannot do that until we return to God once more. And if you are absolutely opposed to God, find your higher power and start there.
  4. Check out your neighborhood councils. Unless you live in a rural neighborhood (and even then you probably have some kind of council, whether it be a church council or some other) you probably have some kind of neighborhood council. This council speaks for you at your City Council level. It is important you know who is on your council and what they are advocating on your behalf. This is your opportunity to get a chance to get involved directly on what is going on in your neighborhood and change it for the better.
  5. Finally, just enjoy life. Life is too short to be consumed by politics. So enjoy your family, your friends. Hate your job, find one that you absolutely love. Read books you always wanted to. Walk on the beach with someone you love. Dance like no one is watching. All in all, find your joy and passion and express it. Most importantly, love yourself and then share that love others. You are an awesome person and so are your brothers and sisters. We are all one big family, remember that. God bless you all.

 

How Open Rebellion Candidates Did


Tonight on Open Rebellion Radio we talked about the election and we also discussed how the candidates who came on our show did as well. But it is not just how our candidates fared but how the third party fared overall in this election. And the third party came out swinging.

While my prediction was wrong about one third party candidate winning a state, I wasn’t far off in the importance the third party candidates would have on the election. Third party candidates  won nearly 6 million votes. Gary Johnson won 4,087,927 votes. Jill Stein won 1,223,828 votes and McMullin won 425, 991. That brings us to a grand total of 5,741,746. Remember these are just the votes on the ballots, we are not counting write in votes which haven’t been totaled thus far.

As for the people on Open Rebellion, well the candidates on our show received 185.550 votes. It goes according:

When you add our candidates to the big three I just mentioned you wind up with 5,927,296 votes.  Nearly six million votes to say we don’t want these people to represent us. You can stick your head in a hole and pretend those six million votes didn’t have any impact but according to one news source it could have cost Hillary the election:

Similarly, Trump took Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, however, if Clinton had been able to convert half of the state’s third-party voters, she could’ve won that race too.

Trump also unexpectedly won Michigan and Wisconsin by razor-thin margins, while third-party candidates made up 4-5% of the vote in these states.

Third Party Voters

All that nonsense about a vote for a third party was a vote for Hillary and never once did it occur to those people that a vote for third party meant one less vote for Hillary.  The third party movement in this country is starting to grow substantially on the Left and the Right: Third party voting was up from 1% of the total to 7%. Third Party Margin That is rather a substantial leap in just four years.

So though most of my predictions did not come true I do believe when the write ins are counted we are see third party increase even more. Since a lot of the Open Rebellion and third party candidates were write ins we will have to wait to see how they do.  However,  according to Heavy.com almost half the people that could vote did not vote in the  election (43%) or about 90 million people.

Which is rather interesting, while the voting for the two parties was down  the voting for the third parties went up. Now imagine if those 90 million who didn’t vote had went third party instead, we would have our second third party president in 152 years. (Our first being Abraham Lincoln.) The truth is we may not have demolished the two party system but we did make more wobbly.

My Election Predictions

A recent votingpoll put Trump ahead by one point of Hillary Clinton. That is hardly anything to get excited about. Most polls have a margin of error of two points, which means he could actually one point behind Hillary. That being said, all it really tells you is that this is going to be a tight election. It is still possible he could end up having a landslide but given the general distaste for both candidates I don’t see a landslide for either one happening.

electoral-college-mapThat being said, it is very likely that the electoral votes will be split down the middle, each one receiving 267. If that is case it will only take one third party candidate to take the Election to the House. The most likely case at this point is Utah and Evan McMullin. McMullin actually stands a good chance of taking Utah, one because he is Mormon and two because so many Mormons do not like Trump. During the primaries, Utah voted overwhelmingly for Cruz over Trump. And you should not take the Mormon vote very lightly. There are 5 million Mormons in the United States. To make the math easier let’s say 1 million are below voting age and the rest will be voting tomorrow. Next, the majority of Mormons are Republicans. So out of the four million left, we will say 3 million are Republicans. So even if Trump doesn’t take Utah and if the primaries are any indication, he won’t, that doesn’t mean it goes to Hillary. In this case, it means it goes to Evan.

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Jeff Flake-Mormon

If Facebook is any indication, many Mormons have said they would vote for Evan over the other two candidates because they feel he is a better presidential material. While  it is true Evan is not popular with the average voter, if he could get the Mormon base in Utah to pull the lever for him he could potentially win. If that happens it changes the game. No longer could people say that third parties are immaterial and it would start the dismantling of the two party system. Another contender is Gary Johnson. The good thing about Johnson is he is on every ballot (or nearly all of them) in the country and indeed has quite the following that he too could put a dent in the outcome.

I predict we are going to see more write ins than have ever seen before.  Whether they are for Tom Hoefling, Mike Maturen, Darrell Castle or any of the others running, I do predict we will see a great uptick in write-in votes.  Many people who don’t live in battleground states don’t feel the need to vote for the two parties running and are voting for candidates on the third party ticket.

So these are my  predictions:

  1. Neither candidate will have a landslide victory
  2. Write in votes will be more than anyone predicted
  3. One third party candidate will take a state and potentially give us a house election
  4. It is going to be a much tighter race.

We will see if  my predictions are right and it if they are maybe I will be able keep my Political Science degree. LOL

My Mixed Feelings About Iran

1979 

She was a little black girl sitting in front of the television, watching the news with her mother.

Broadcasts would come on the television about Americans who had been taken hostage by a group of Iranian students. Every day, they would broadcast the number of days the hostages had been held. That little girl only knew one thing about Iranians, they were mean and they took her people.

A four-year-old, Iranian boy sat in his house, doing things four-year-old boys do. Unaware that world around him was surrounded by chaos. Or was he? What did he think of the Americans who hated him? Did he know about the Iranian hostage crisis? How did his young mind process that? Did he know he would one day live in America?

Dr. Shamsa and me at my UCLA graduationWhat these two did not know is that in 33 years they would be good friends. They didn’t know that that same four-year-old boy would save that nine-year-old girl’s life. They didn’t know he would be only one who would be able to save her. They didn’t know he would be there for her college graduation or that because of his generosity she would develop a bit of a crush on him.

 

2016

All grown up and on her own, that nine year old is now dating an Iranian man.  Yet that nine year old girl who was distrustful of all Iranian still raises her head whenever she hears about taking our naval officers or some other high profile story. It is gets complicated because the nine year old girl is always there whispering in her ear, but the man she thinks about, the man she is falling for, the man who can make her head swoon just by holding her hand is Iranian.

As her about her best date and it was with him, walking along the beach holding her hand, looking up at the stars and talking in the sand. She loved and accepted. It was absolutely perfect. She didn’t see a “terrorist” she saw the man she loved. She saw the man she wanted to be with. When he held her, it was perfect. When she was in the hospital and he had barely any gas, he came to see her. He stayed by her side and took on the staff on her behalf. When she needed him, he was there. So how could he possibly be the bad guy? She lit up when he was around. He was her hero, not the villain.

She didn’t actually go to her prom but ask her about it and she will tell the best prom date was when she was the time she spent with her Iranian life saver-her cardiologist who came to her UCLA graduation. Spending time with him,  speaking about their lives was more exciting and fantastic than any prom date she would had at 18. That nine year old was nowhere that night and that four year old boy was anxious to meet her sister, an event that didn’t take place.

13619938_10208853458485744_7044993032052646618_nAsk her about her best time studying for finals and she will tell you about her friend, Robert who is also Iranian. She and her walked with their arms around each other to get some food. He was much younger than her but she didn’t care, she was flying. They both were transfers, they both had sat on their prior student government, and they both found UCLA a little overwhelming but they were definitely dealing with it. And though he had a Jewish background, he was a Christian now and they would spend a lot time talking about Christ. That night after they had pulled and all-nighter at Powell Library, Robert took her and Adonai  (her son) to Subway. Subway is Adonai’s favorite restaurant.

Whether it was friendship, her best prom date ever or falling in love her life had been surrounded by Iran (though she still thinks they should go back to calling their country Persia, it is so much more beautiful). Her heart now belongs to Iran in a way she thought it never would. So how does she reconcile the two or does even try? She is an American, if there is one thing she knows is how to love a country without loving the government. She will just “Americanize” Iran, thereby she can love all the people who matter to her without necessarily loving their government. It is the American way, after all.

 

 

 

Was Hillary Really Sick at 9/11 Memorial?

I have more sicknesses than any one person should. In fact, my sickness take up a page and a half when printed out. So I get how sickness can suddenly hit and wear you out.  However, when I heard about Hillary’s sickness at the 9/11 memorial my sickness radar went on alert. While there did seem to be something wrong with Hillary, there is also something very suspicious about the whole thing. .

The reasons I am suspicious:

  1. If she was truly dehydrated why was she taken to her daughter’s house and not a hospital. I have been dehydrated and it is not fun. But I took myself to the hospital, I didn’t go to my sister’s house.  The New York Times states: “Mrs. Clinton was taken from the morning event at ground zero to the Manhattan apartment of her daughter, Chelsea.” It would be understandable if Chelsea or her husband were a doctor but neither are, so what is the point of going to your daughter’s if you are indeed in need of medical help.
  2. Ninety minutes later she is saying she is feeling great.  “About 90 minutes after arriving there, Mrs. Clinton emerged from the apartment in New York’s Flatiron district and waved to onlookers, posing for pictures with a little girl on the sidewalk.

    “I’m feeling great,” Mrs. Clinton said. “It’s a beautiful day in New York.” the New York Times again stated.  Let’s say she was simply dehydrated from the heat. Well I have stated I have been dehydrated and I wasn’t bouncing back from it in 90 minutes, I can tell you that much. It took about a day and I was better. And I was much younger with fewer health problems back then. Given Mrs. Clinton’s advanced age, it is doubtful she would also bounce back that quickly.

People are pointing out that she probably has a doctor on call and does not need to go to the hospital like us peons. However, if it is true that she does have pneumonia which is what is now being said she has then that calls for an x-ray of the lungs.  And I have never met a doctor who carries around his own x-ray machine. So if that it is the case, that means she went to Chelsea, did her wave thing, and then went to her doctor’s or the hospital to get that confirmed. That seems like a lot of running around for a lady who has pneumonia.

Secondly, I get the whole telling people you are great when you really want to die. I practically invented that. But if she has pneumonia even if she is telling people she is fine, she would have looked a lot worse. Something is not right and my sickness radar does not lie. So whatever is going on with Hillary it is not clear, but I don’t think anyone is being forthright in this situation.

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Sick! Promotion of Abortion-Sept. 28

lots-of-babiesThis weekend we remembered the unborn slaughtered by abortion by visiting grave sites. However, the pro-choice side will not be outdone by human compassion and love for all human beings. They must promote their evil. So in line with that on September 28th they will have their own macabre event. It is called the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.  

Of all the lies they pose as the truth on their site this has to be most upsetting and demonic is this sentence: Access to safe and legal abortion is a HUMAN RIGHT and a MORAL GOOD. Since when did killing innocent people become a moral good. And just because you say it is a good does not make a good. Otherwise, we would have no laws or crimes because people could just say it is a moral good.

the worldAnd if that did get the hairs on the back of your neck standing on end, here is something that will: A few weeks ago, a coalition of 430 pro-abortion groups sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, as well as to the heads of UN Women, the UN Development Programme, the World Health Organization, the UN Population Fund, the UN Children’s Fund, UNAIDS, and UNESCO, requesting the establishment of the would-be infamous date. That is right there are 430 organizations around the world that promote killing innocent children! And not only do they promote it they are trying to get the UN on board! This petition goes on to state “According to the letter,  September 28th was declared an international day of action for the decriminalization of abortion in 1990 by the so-called women’s health movement, and it has been “celebrated” annually ever since.”

So since 1990 there has been an attempt to create a worldwide abortion day. The good thing is that more people are becoming pro-life despite days like this. I did a little poll and 24 people out of 51 considered themselves pro-life. That is nearly half. The other people considered themselves pro choice or neither pro-life or pro-choice.  That is pretty representative of real polls done  by actual polling groups. The pro-choice crowd is running scared and they need days like this to push their diabolical agenda.

If you want to make sure we don’t the UN to sponsor such a day, get in touch with your representatives and make sure they know this is unacceptable. Also tell them it is time we get out of the UN. It has become a harbinger of evil with its population control agenda and we should not associate ourselves with this organization any longer.

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My 911 Memory…Or Lack Thereof

I don’t really have a memory of 911, not in the traditional sense anyway. When you think of memories, there is usually some kind of connection, something that truly pulls at your heartstrings years later. I don’t have that. There was no one who I lost, thankfully. Though I was beginning to leave my liberal ways behind I was still very much anti-America back then. That is not to say I wanted any of those people to die, but I did feel we brought it on ourselves. That would change dramatically over time.

However on that day, I remember getting up and turning on the tv. I saw the plane go into the Twin Towers. The volume wasn’t on so I didn’t know what it was. I thought it was a trailer for a movie. Then I saw the same “trailer” again and again, by that time I came to realize there was something going on and whatever that image was, it wasn’t a trailer. So I turned up the volume. The news announcer told me we had been attacked and airplanes had been hijacked and one of them had hit the Twin Towers and another one had hit the Pentagon. There was more shock than anything else.

Being an empath [Go here to find the definition for an empath] I have to be very careful with emotions. I watched as much as I could but I knew if I watched the 24/7 coverage, I was going to be in trouble emotionally. So I looked around on tv for anything I could watch, anything that wasn’t that awful image. Anything that just temporarily would allow me to forget we were under attack. Whether or not we deserved it became a moot point rather quickly. It may have been 9/11 but it might as well been December 7, 1941. Was this what my grandparent’s generation felt like on the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor?

I looked what seemed like forever and then she came across the screen. It was an episode of I Love Lucy. If anyone could get me though this, it was Lucille Ball. So I sat there watching her, never changing the channel because I knew if I did I would have to see my nation under attack.  So it was just me and Lucy that day. Because it was Lucy, the saddest day in U.S history (at least while I have been alive) became the funniest, not because of the situation, of course. That will never be funny. But because I transported myself to a world where terrorists were not a part of my reality at that point, but Lucy wanting to be in Ricky’s show was.

So what did I do on 9/11, I invited Lucy into my home to take the shock away.

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