Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Congrats Sheriff David Clarke

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke will be taking a position with the Trump Administration as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Partnership and Engagement.

Governor Walker will appoint a replacement for the sheriff and I'm putting money down that it won't be Earnell Lucas or Chris Moews.  A permanent replacement will be elected in November of 2018.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Under Mayor Ashanti Hamilton ...

There is no secret that Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton has in his sights the Mayor's Office.  His ascension to Common Council President derailed the ambitions of former President Michael Murphy.

In case anyone has a question about what kind of mayor Hamilton will be, I think we got a peak this last week with the way he reacted to the revelations of a property owned by slum lord Alderman Russell Stamper II.  Not only was the condition of the rental property reprehensible but so was the reaction of Stamper to the renter.

FoxTV6 did a segment on the disgusting conditions of one of Stamper's rental units.  Holes in the outside wall, no heat in the upstairs, uncovered electrical wiring and RATS were the conditions of the Stamper owned property.  When the tenant could not get satisfaction from her landlord it seems she was going to approach her alderman, who was Russell Stamper II.  Obviously getting Stamper to rectify the situation wasn't going to happen so she went to Department of Neighborhood Services for help.

Stamper's reaction -

That's right, Alderman Stamper took the tenant to court to get her evicted because she had the audacity to want to have a place that was livable and without RATS.

So now to Ashanti Hamilton's reaction.  Hamilton had appointed Stamper to the Special Joint Committee on the Redevelopment of Abandoned and Foreclosed Homes, that was to address the cities problem of slum landlords and home ownership.

Even after the damning evidence and despicable reaction by Stamper, Hamilton said through his spokesman that even this situation did not warrant the removal of Stamper from the committee designed to reign in slum lords and the negative effect they are having on Milwaukee.

What one can conclude is that if there ever is a Mayor Hamilton that he will not have the fortitude to do the right thing and instead play by the status quo rules which have allowed the city to fall into the disarray it finds itself.  Great leadership make the tough decisions.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday

this is a repeat post, but it's very relevant, thanks to Chuck Missler.

As a bit of a prophecy buff, Palm Sunday, also known as The Triumphal Entry, holds a special place in my spiritual interests. Often missed in most messages on this day is the background and true significance of what happened.

It starts with the end times prophecy Daniel received from Gabriel described in Daniel 9:24-27. Verse 25 describes and predicts Palm Sunday.

(24) Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
(25) Know therefore and understand, [that] from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince [shall be] seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
(26) And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
(27) And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

I believe the above prophecy is the end time calendar.

Daniel's prophecy was given to him in 538BC and it told the exact date of Palm Sunday or the coming of the Mashiach Nagid (the Messiah the King), on April 6, 32AD.  I'm not totally sold on the exact date according to our calendar, but the events are important.

The commandment to rebuild Jerusalem was issued by Artaxerxes in 445BC (Neh 2:5-8). Without getting over technical here (for space considerations) the 7 weeks + 62 weeks comes to 173,880 days. Jesus knew the importance of this date and he set in motion the fulfillment of this prophecy and his death and subsequent Resurrection. To fulfill  Zechariah 9:9 he told his disciples to get a particular donkey (Luke 19:30). He then rides into Jerusalem on this donkey as the crowd sings Psalm 118:26.

The Pharisees understood this date and the Spiritual importance of what was happening and they freaked. They tell Jesus to stop what was happening. Jesus held them accountable for not accepting this day and its significance.

The rest of the prophecy is currently unfolding. I believe the next major event in prophecy will be the Rapture which will set up vs27 and the final week (7 years) of the prophecy which many people call the Tribulation.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Milwaukee Democratic Assembly Persons Vote to Kill Hope

The Assembly passed AB69 on Tuesday by a vote of 85-13.  The bill goes by the name of Right to Try and allows terminally ill patients the opportunity to try any and all avenues to heal themselves after they have exhausted all traditional treatment options, even if they final cures haven't been approved by the FDA.

In other words it gives hope to someone and their family who is facing death.  As Rep. Joel Kleefisch said during debate talking about his father-in-law, they would have done anything and everything to prolong his life.  One has to question why anyone would vote no on hope.

The 13 no votes was buoyed by a contingent of Milwaukee Democrats.  Has the Progressive Left pressured Reps. Fred Kessler, JoCasta Zamarippa, David Bowen, Jason Fields, Jonathan Brostoff, David Crowley, Daniel Reimer, and Evan Goyke to choose certain death for their terminally ill constituents rather than voting with Republicans and offering a glimmer of hope?

Republicans voted en mass to support this bill and were joined by Milwaukee Democrats Leon Young, Christine Sinicki, and Josh Zepnick.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Democrats / The Political Left and the Mobocratic Spirit

One of the joys of reading is the introduction of new words and their usage.  While reading "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" I came across just a word and phrase - "mobocratic spirit" or mobocracy.

Both President Lincoln and Mr. Douglass used this phrase to describe the Democratic Party. It seems that this mobocratic spirit and/or mobocracy has been a cornerstone of the political left for quite some time.

From the pre-civil war seccession movement of the Democratic South, to the formation of the KKK, to bringing in the Mafia and their union compatriots (a stronger mob) to eliminate the KKK, to the socialist, anarchist and union mobocracy of today.

Today we're told that the mobocratic spirit is "what Democracy looks like".   My response is hardly and that we thankfully live in a Constitutional Republic.

Here's a screen shot of the results when I Googled mobocracy.

I don't find it odd at all that the Wisconsin Union logo is front and center.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wisconsin Judges Seek Rule Changes on Half of Campaign Donations

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 50 former judges, " asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to require judges and justices to step aside when hearing cases involving those who helped bankroll their elections."

This seems to be an idea that on its face is a great idea, but in reality it's face is a under an artificial  disingenuous mask.

These jurists want to play the game under rules long ago deemed useless, sort of like setting up a basketball offense geared for two point baskets in a three point era.   

No one disagrees about the influence of money in today's campaigns.  

What these fine men & women seem to ignore is that the money spent on elections has both a positive and negative effect.  If candidate A runs for office against candidate B and wins, the claim is that the money spent on the campaign of candidate A will effect their legal decision for the spender.

But lets say that candidate B wins.  Would they not be just as inclined to allow the money spent against them to effect their legal decision as candidate A would have, except in the opposite way.

In the above scenario candidate A rules for the group who spent money for them and candidate B rules against group who spent money against them.  The 50 jurists only want candidate A to fall under their new rules.  It seems odd to me unless part two of their proposal which allows them to get back on the bench is the real reason for their recommendation.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

2 Sides to Bice's Commemorative Coin Article

Over the weekend Dan Bice penned an investigative article about State Attorney General Brad Schimel spending $10,000 on commemorative coins.  He implied that this is either a waste of money or inappropriate. 

That's up to you to decide, but what I did find highly ironic is the placement of the story in the print edition of the MJS.

 Bice's piece garnered front page placement for this earth shattering story.

On the second page was a positive article about Milwaukee police and how they avoided deadly force in arresting a homicide suspect.  Here's the irony of the story - the police officers were given a "challenge coin" for their actions.  A picture accompanied the print version of the article but I couldn't find it online.  Here it is.

From what I can gather from the Bice article, this is the same type of coin that the Attorney General is using and for the same reason.  Seems to be a heads I win, tails you lose story for Mr. Bice.