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There always seems to be something shady going on under and around this Sheriff Laurie Smith… makes one say hmm

History of Civil Rights Support – Republicans 94% / Democrats 35%Donkey

1854 Republican Party formed to “Stop the spread of slavery”, Democratic Party was Pro-Slavery.

1854 Republican Party Opposes Kansas-Nebraska Act upholding slavery.

1863 Abraham Lincoln (Republican) issues Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves.

1865 13th Amendment passes abolishing slavery – Republicans 100% / Democrats 23%

1865 KKK launches as the “Terrorist Arm” of the Democratic Party

1866 Republican Party passes Civil Rights Act for freed slaves

1868 14th Amendment makes freed slave US Citizens – Republicans 94% / Democrats 0%

1870 15th Amendment passes for slaves to vote – Republicans 100% / Democrats 0%

1871 Republicans pass The Anti-KKK Act

1875 First Anti-Discrimination Law in America – Republicans 99% / Democrats 0%

1909 NAACP is created by three Republicans; Mary White Ovington, William English Walling and Henry Moskowitz.

1914 Democrat President Woodrow Wilson segregates Federal Gov & US Military

1915 Democrats showcase first movie ever shown in the White House “Birth of a Nation” praising the KKK

1922 Republicans pass first Anti-Lynching Law – Republicans 92% / 18%

1957 First Civil Rights Law in 82 years – Republicans 92% / Democrats 54%

1960 Civil Rights Act of 1960 – Republicans 93% / Democrats 68%

1963 Republican Martin Luther King Jr. gives his “I Have A Dream Speech”

1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Republicans 80% / Democrats 63%

1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Republicans 80% / Democrats 63%

1983 Martin Luther King Day signed into law by Republican President Ronald Reagan

1990 Americans with Disabilities Act signed by Republican George H W Bush

1991 Civil Rights Act of 1991 signed by Republican George H W Bush
Note: Both 1990 & 1991 Acts are recognized as the most Pro-Civil Rights Acts in decades

2007 Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act pushed by George W. Bush, to create a citizenship path for undocumented immigrants as well as guest workers. This Act was derailed by Democrats.

So, I think Condi Rice can summarize this even better as to where we are in 2014;

Condi Rice Quote

Winning!

This past week our national pastime has again caught the attention of many of Americans glued to their TV sets.  We watched as the American Football League and National Football League played for the honor to represent their leagues in the Superbowl.
In the National Football League playoff the San Francisco 49ers played the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle stadium.   The game was, as most playoff games, extremely intense hard-hitting exceptional play.  The game ending play was an end zone throw by San Francisco’s quarterback Kapernick to wide receiver Crabtree.  The throw was blocked by cornerback Sherman and then caught by Seattle linebacker Smith.
Shortly after the end of the game is when the controversy begins.
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So what exactly happened?  The announcer was trying to get an interview with the game ending player Richard Sherman about the last play.  But to her surprise she received a rant from Sherman.  This caught her off guard as well as the NFL show’s Director as they began to cut to another picture and cut the interview short.
So the controversy begins.  In the day and age of Twitter, Facebook and bloggers, everyone took to the wires.   This has been filled with defending Sherman that he was just stating the truth, that if you don’t understand Sherman that you’re just racist.  To on the other side where extreme racists comments about Sherman were also served.
It’s not right for people to revert to name calling, racial slurs and the like.  This is far worse that any rant that Sherman does or has done and in itself highlights a major underlying problems with society. So to those that are attacking Sherman about his race, where he came from, you are just ignorant and bigots.   You are a bigger problem to society than any rant Sherman could ever have. 
So now I too am here.  I don’t know why I care at all, but I guess I do care.  Let me explain why all this is important.
Certainly Sherman’s rant doesn’t really live up to any level of scandal.  So what do we have with Sherman’s rant?   We have a society that is becoming more and more acceptable with un-sportsman like behavior.   “Anything goes as long as you win.”
To those praising Sherman for his rant in the first place.  What exactly are you defending?  Yes, you should defend Sherman being called a thug, racial slurs and the like.  He doesn’t deserve that.  He’s a successful person, one who has a story of his individual efforts in life, success which is an American dream.
But what has happened in America that prideful ranting and name calling of the competitor right after a major game-winning play should be considered ok and defended as ok?
It used to matter that our sports figures conducted themselves professionally on and off the field.  Our society’s values have declined and continue to decline in our acceptance of behaviors.
It’s not the 24 year old Richard Shermans fault,  and this has nothing to do with excusing him.  He should conduct himself with sportsmanship and dignity.  He should consider that he is a role model in our society.  He should consider that his pridefulness limits his vast proof of how great he really is.
Of course his rant is getting major air time on all the NFL after shows etc.  Good for ratings but again, missing the real point.
I believe this is about a continued decline of societal values, moral and ethical character.
We have turned into a pride-filled, ends justifies the means society.  This
Bill-Clintoncomes from what our media glorifies and from what our real leaders have represented.   We have watched a President be impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice and to lie directly to the American people, ultimately this scandal taught our youngest children about oral sex.  The result, this behavior has been rebuked by the majority of society as ok, because it’s politics, it’s ok the “end justifies the means”.   We watch again and again lying by our politicians, we just roll our eyes and move on.  
It’s normal, it’s just politics.  Isn’t the trash-talking just normal, it’s just the NFL?  It’s just sports?  
What message are we sending to our children as how they should act?
Sherman is a reflection of what he has learned from growing up in America.  He would have been about 8-9 years old, and for the past 20 years watching and learning what our society values.  It’s ok to trash-talk, it’s ok to do whatever you need to to be successful, because the “end justifies the means”.
My belief is, Sherman represented his organization poorly.
But it’s just a reflection of society as a whole.  We have plenty of leaders representing us poorly too.   Yet as long as you are on the winning side, the “end justifies the means”.  This is just a small slice of Americana, it’s really not important in the grand-scheme, unless you are really listening.
Think about what we are teaching our children.
Are you ok with where we are heading?
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It’s Christmas.  Merry Christmas to all.

In this season where we celebrate the birth of the Savior, attacks on religion or more specifically Christianity are in full force in the United States.   As one of our foremost freedoms, we all have the right and expectation to respect Phil-Robertson-two-lieseveryone’s right to speak out about their beliefs and opinions.   We see this example with Phil Robertson’s interview with GQ magazine, where he was speaking about his belief’s in biblical teaching, used corse examples of sin and continued to explain to the interviewer how we should love everyone, even if we are different.  This last part gets lost on many.

Not just during this season but in full force, why is it many atheists fail to observe and respect the beliefs and opinions of others with differing views?   Christians are so often called bigots, weak minded, intolerant to name a few, but, it always seems to devolve into the name calling.  Why is that?

What exactly is it that disturbs them?  For atheists, since they don’t believe in God or religion, shouldn’t their desire to be not to talk about God or religion?  In reality they are always talking about God’s lack of existence.  Why so much emphasis on something that doesn’t exist?  Maybe these type of people are Theophobic, really truly scared of their lack of faith and are fearful of the realityof God.  Whether they are Theophobic or not, they’re right to not believe doesn’t trump my right to believe.  Just as my right to believe doesn’t trump their right to not believe.  Isn’t this precisely the point of religion, belief or faith in something greater or to be believers and non-believers.  It is the whole point of Christianity at it’s essence there will be both non-believers and believers.

For same sex marriage advocates whom insist that Christians accept, isn’t this a similar issue as with atheists?  Same sex advocates, like atheists use political and social forces that tries to force society including Christians and other faiths to believe differently to what has always been biblical or other theological teachings that marriage is man and woman.

For Christian advocates that try to force their beliefs upon non-believers, shame on you.  Man cannot bring someone to Christ for we have free-will, so force clearly serves no purpose.  Yes, stand up for your faith, if you deny Christ on earth He will deny you in heaven.  Love God with all your heart, mind and soul and love your neighbor as you would yourself.  This last part gets lost on many.

Regardless of one’s belief how we live our lives will only be judged (or not) by our creator.  We should ALL be thankful we live in this Country where our views can be expressed openly and we are not killed over it.

For whatever is your belief, I wish you a Merry Christmas.

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Here we go again.  Incompetence or something else going on here?

Wow, it appears that the incumbent Sheriff Laurie Smith has not only lost the support of her rank and file, but seems to have lost the support of local law enforcement associations and past Chief’s and Captains throughout and surrounding Santa Clara County have come out in favor of Sheriff Candidate Kevin Jensen.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff race just got a bit hotter. This is an open letter from the President of the California Correctional Police Officer Association President to Mr. Ben Field head of the South Bay Labor Coalition outlining why the South Bay Labor should endorse Kevin Jensen for Sheriff 2014 and why Laurie Smith is not labor’s choice as Sheriff due to her numerous unfair practices with the CPOA. Worth the read.

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Mr. Ben Field

South Bay Labor Coalition

October 28, 2013

Mr. Field,

I am Lance Scimeca, as you know; I am the current President of the Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers’ Association, commonly referred to as the “CPOA”. I am writing you today to voice my Association’s strong concerns regarding the upcoming SBLC interview process for Sheriff Candidates.  I am requesting that you forward the following message to the entire SBLC Board, as to alert them of the concerns of our labor force, nearly 680 individuals.

The CPOA has overwhelmingly supported retired Sheriff’s Office Captain Kevin Jensen for his bid for Santa Clara County Sheriff, 2014. Our brethren, the Santa Clara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, “DSA”, who number approximately 450, have also overwhelmingly chosen to support Kevin Jensen for Sheriff. (Thus totaling over 1,100 people between both labor organizations. The CPOA, whose vote tally was 100% in favor of…

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