I'm glad our city council neglected to pass the "Residential Property Report Inspection” proposal at last night's meeting.

This is a check list of 31 possible problems with a home which must be corrected before sale. It's a very intrusive list, everything from condition of siding to cracked patio slabs, things which would require correction before sale. About 10 prominent real estate brokers, many former presidents of county reality organizations, showed up to voice their opposition to the proposal which could delay or kill home sales.

The council decided to study the idea further before making a decision.


My time is short this week so I can't expand on the glee I feel at the spectacle of Hillary Clinton finally losing her political entitlements. I still don't believe many people understand the extraordinary damage her customary recklessness has cost this nation in top secret disclosures to our enemies. From what we already know of her military intelligence transgressions she should be slapped with a criminal indictment and tried. The FBI should name the investigation "Operation Loose Lips". Just think, Hillary, through her prohibited private bathroom server, served-up top secret information to Russia, China, Iran, and any amateur hacker just having a little fun, for FOUR years!.

Since, as America's chief ambassador to the world, Hillary spoke to the White House daily, for four years, our enemies learned just what a craven, spineless creature Obama truly is. This knowledge eliminated any doubt about whether the US would defend Ukraine or the Crimean peninsula, so Russia just walked over and took Crimea - without a peep from the US or NATO. Maybe a NATO peep is all we could manage. The same is true of China's trespassing island creations to increase its hegemony in the South China Sea, outright theft. China also learned of Obama's testosterone deficiency by listening in on Hillary's bathroom server. Most important of all - Iran's murderous mullahs were listening in as well. That's why the so-called nuclear negotiations became such an embarrassing American collapse.

But Obama will try to do something impressive (read offensive), in his eyes, during the next 15 months. I'm guessing he will try to give Guantanamo Bay back to the Castro Brothers. Obama would be attracted to such a move by the serious division it would cause in the US.



"OK, cuff her." I awoke from a weird dream with these words ringing in my memory, watching the distressed woman in jailhouse orange being led away.

Oddly enough, when I later switched on the DRUDGE REPORT, there she was again, Hillary Clinton, in bright jailhouse orange dodging a reporter's questions. How about that for a deja vu? "...And I did not receive any material that was marked or designated classified – which is the way you know whether something is.'"

Well, Hillary surely knows things about the word "is". But, in the context of that questioning it can't help her any more than it did former POTUS, husband Bill. As they say, it is what it is and it isn't looking very good for Democrat front-runner Hillary. Her stance evokes the spirit of another famous liar, Bart Simpson: "I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything."

In this case, Hillary, yes we can. And if the FBI and US Justice Department can pass the acid test, Donald Trump may be right, you may be headed for the Big House instead of the White House. That is, once again, if the FBI and Justice Department honor their oaths of office, avoid politics, and provide at least the same justice in Hillary's case that they enjoyed inflicting upon former, highly decorated 4-star General and former CIA Director David Petraeus, hero of the Iraq surge. He served with great distinction for 37 years, while you, of course, served as a failed Secretary of State, and are the greatest national defense intelligence disaster since Aldrich Ames. All of America's worst enemies were listening-in to all State Department top secret communications that were run through Hillary's bathroom server - for 4 years! I'll say it again, it's no wonder Putin (and China and Iran) has acted so aggressively during the Obama-Clinton years. He knew (as did others) that we were weak with no defense strategy at all; why not attack? Why not just walk in and take Crimea?



Congratulations to our City Manager David Rowlands and our city council for producing a terrific "new" Active Adult and Community Center. The grand opening was celebrated Saturday and was thoroughly enjoyed by a large crowd. The Center has been completely rejuvenated, floor to ceiling. Be sure to stop by and participate in any of the scores of new programs or relax in the new library.


Shame on Chevron for surreptitiously turning over the operation of the soon-to-be hillside solar system to the county. Fillmore has worked with Chevron for years, and endured much inconvenience during the clean-up operations.


I have to say I had to roar after viewing Hillary's photo on top of today's DRUDGE REPORT. She has that inimitable startled ground squirrel look. After a lifetime of skullduggery with husband Bill it appears she's finally checkmated, caught with several top secret emails on her secret, home based server. Many of her squirrelly girlfriends are also being checked for fleas.

Bill and Hillary are two of America's most morally despicable political players, and have been since their Arkansas Whitewater days. The stain they have left on the political scene can never be removed. A disgraced and impeached former president and his Hell-bent-for-leather radical feminist wife, must go down in history as arch exemplars of what is killing America: immorality, greed, untrustworthiness, and criminality.

The Democrat Party loved and facilitated Bill Clinton and they embrace his wife Hillary as well. I have to ask what is left of that party? It has become a haven for Socialists, Leftists, anarchists, ambiguous genders, and New World Order fanatics.

Just think, former Secretary of State Hillary, during her whole six years in office, has provided all of her top secret information to our deadliest enemies. Russia, China, Pakistan, North Korea, ISIS, et al, have been listening-in on all of America's defense secrets - if any remain. It's startling and unprecedented.

Just think again - Hillary Clinton is the Democrat Party choice to become president of the United States! She's their frontrunner.

No wonder Putin and friends have been acting so boldly. They have been listening-in to our gutless, witless president through Hillary's home computer. They know they have nothing to fear, including fear itself.



The Gazette would like to extend its heartfelt sympathies to the Cervantes family upon learning of the recent tragic death of Adrian Cervantes in a traffic accident yesterday. God bless and console his wife Lisa, and his two children Ava and Andrew.

Rest in peace, Adrian.


I listened to President Obama on radio this morning. He was touting his Iran nuclear deal. I listened carefully as he rolled-out his rendition of reality and found it to be completely unreal. If he actually believes what he is saying he is the most deviously delusional president in American history.

I know that deviousness requires a deceitful state of mind, which Obama has in spades. But if he is also delusional it must mean that he somehow actually believes his factual distortions at some level are authentic. I guess this means that Obama has successfully constructed that famous "parallel reality" that liberals are so fond of using.

But the rest of us, we normal Americans suffering under his "leadership", have to stick to old-fashioned reality, the one that causes us to make sense of the world, the one that enables us to distinguish truth from BS.
Former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz sums-up the danger of this deal with Iran. see:

Iran nuclear deal much worse than experts ... - Fox News
www.foxnews.com/.../Iran-nuclear-deal-much-worse-t...Fox News Channel
Jul 14, 2015 -

"The nuclear agreement with Iran announced Tuesday was billed by EU, Iranian and US officials as historic. It is that: it is a historically dangerous accord that will destabilize the Middle East by legitimizing the nuclear program of a radical Islamist state and a state-sponsor of terror."

...the agreement will do nothing to stop activities such as warhead development and possibly covert uranium enrichment at undeclared sites."

"...As a result of these provisions, this deal will actually shorten the timeline to an Iranian nuclear bomb and enable Iran to produce many more nuclear bombs than it currently can construct using enriched uranium and plutonium fuel."

"...It is crucial that the U.S. Congress send a message to the world by decisively rejecting this agreement and making it clear that a future Republican president will reject it on his or her first day in office."

I urge everyone to read the objections to this insane deal with Iran and judge for themselves whether the terms of the deal itself (Text of Iran Nuclear Deal‎ www.cnn.com/‎). make any sense at all for America. This is the most dangerous "treaty" ever to endanger the United States. It typifies Obama's dissembling Left Wing blather.



A few months ago driving with a friend, while adjusting the radio, he asked what kind of music I listened to during the day. That surprised me because I only listen to news, morning, noon and night. I love radio. It's more informative than TV and I don't have to witness all the annoying personal drama, Plexiglas set-ups, and constantly moving background of all news TV.

It starts with superb conservative commentators like Dennis Prager and Rush Limbaugh, continuing with Michael Medved, Mark Levin, Larry Elder, and Hugh Hewitt. There are others depending on the time. They are all brilliant in their individual ways. Usually hearing Dennis Prager first, I have to confess his comments and analysis sometimes keep me sitting in my car outside the office until a break releases me.

Then there's FOX news, on all day. Radio again driving home, often Mark Levin or Hugh Hewitt. Their often gloomy assessments of world affairs or Democrat party witlessness closely correspond to my own. Each of these commentators speaks from intelligence, education, and logic - not from indelible ideology as most liberal Leftist mouthpieces. Their conclusions make use of common sense all in the pursuit of truth.

Maybe I consume too much news because I find it generally depressing. Depressing because, as someone who has lived through what I consider America's finest hours, I am now forced to witness America's moral, financial, military, and legal degeneration. Barack Obama and the Democrat Party have accellerated the demise which has been coming for 50 years. Republicans share almost equally in the blame.

Let's take a peek at our eviscerated military. With funding cut nearly in half, working with pre-WWII level strength, we face the greatest danger from foreign and domestic attack at any time in our history. Here's what Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has to say recently on Iraq:

"I go back to the work we did in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 and we got it to a place that was really good,” Odierno noted. “Violence was low, the economy was growing, politics looked like it was heading in the right direction.” “It would have been good for us to stay” after the end of 2011”. ”Though Odierno had recommended in 2009 that the United States keep 30,000-35,000 troops in Iraq beyond 2011, his recommendation was rejected. Odierno also expressed concern about the cuts the U.S. military has endured since 2010, particularly those that will reduce the number of troops by 40,000 over the next two years.”

[Odierno] said that the 14 percent reduction in U.S. troops — which shrank the number of soldiers from 570,000 to 490,000 — that the Army has seen since 2010 renders the United States unable to “deter conflict and prevent wars.”


Then there is the incredible, destabilizing flood of illegal immigrants, failure to recognize and confront ISIS (“We don’t have a strategy yet” to challenge the Islamic State) and finally, the greatest strategic "mistake" in American military history, this catastrophically foolish "deal" concerning Iran's nuclear arms development.

I need the opinions I listen to on radio to assure myself that I am not alone in concluding that Barack Obama is deliberately destroying America.



Two things in Fillmore have really bothered me for a long time. Both have been a problem for decades. The first is the inability to hear what council members are saying. I think the council sound system has been upgraded a half dozen times since I've been around, to no avail. It's extremely aggravating, and makes it difficult to take notes when all the audience can hear is a muffled whisper. I would urge all members to be sure their mics are on and to speak-up clearly - please. I thank you and so do future wannabe listeners.

The second thing bothering me is the fact that the city always waits until the approach of mid-summer to trim-back our trees. Why not do this in the fall when we don't need the shade?

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It seems inappropriate to complain about trivial issues this week when the President of the United States has chosen to light the fuse which is likely to initiate a world-wide conflagration between Eastern and Western civilizations.

No rational person could have surrendered American power to Iran, as Obama has done in this nuclear "deal", without a truly evil intent. The intolerable political psychodrama we have had to witness between a lickspittle Little Lord Fauntleroy with big hair like John Kerry and the Iranian baby killers, shows Obama's collusion with Iran. Obama's intention all along has been to establish Iran as the center of Middle Eastern power. The so-called treaty is so loose it is meaningless. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says, "[Iran is] going to get hundreds of billions of dollars to fuel their terror and military machine." Obviously true.

And, as a last minute bonus the deal ends the embargo on small arms (tanks, missiles, and guns). It also facilitates Iran's intercontinental missile development. A nuclear weapons race is already under way in the Middle East thanks to America's weakness. America got nothing from the deal-not even the release of hostages! And, Israel is betrayed.

If our feckless Congress doesn't muster enough votes to halt this monstrous plan by overriding Obama's inevitable veto, prepare for unprecedented, world-wide terrorism ending in inevitable atomic war.

Have a nice day.


Pope Francis, while visiting Ecuador, has called for new ecological and economic world order. His concern for the poor is certainly fitting and good but his political preaching is purely bad.

The Pope, as might be expected from an Argentinean, is a Leftist, a socialist. He is someone whose proclamations and encyclicals are unfriendly to Western capitalism. He also promotes the fraud of man-made climate change and supports nonsense like carbon footprint regulations for everyone but the worst offenders, like China and India.

What I find most offensive about the Pope's political agenda is what appears to be a comparative absence of policies which could help the victims of Islamic terror around the world. Islam is not sufficiently identified by name as the cause of the on-going Judeo-Christian Holocaust, especially in North Africa and the Middle East.

I have to ask whether the Pope agrees with Barack Obama's stunningly stupid recent statement to the Pentagon: "This challenge of countering violent extremism is not simply a military effort," the president said. "Ideologies are not defeated with guns but better ideas and more attracting and more compelling vision. This fool (Obama) seems oblivious to the fact that the Islamic "vision" has forever been, and will remain, the submission of the rest of the world to Islam. And so he proclaims that "We'll constantly reaffirm through words and deeds that we will never be at war with Islam."

These words were spoken by the Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States. These words are both utterly insane and an admission that our President will never go to war against the forces of militant Islam, in violation of his oath to preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States.

The Pope seems to fit right in with this craven policy of faint-hearted defense against the forces of Sharia Islam which demands the destruction of Western civilization, personified by the United States of America. I believe the Pope's reluctance to speak out boldly and unequivocally in defense of Islam's murdered millions is due to a fear of the Vatican itself being attacked.

I believe that Barack Obama's cowardly refusal to take the military action required to defeat ISIS and its hydra-headed Islamic killers is due to his lightly disguised support for Islam. As the crucifixions, beheadings, rapes, burnings, drownings, female mutilations, church burnings, child murders, sex slavery, and Islam's historically traditional slave trade continue at a brisk pace, Obama plays golf and fantasizes about his legacy.

Both leaders should remember that defense against Islamic butchery is more important than carbon footprints or dreams of questionable legacy.


I would like to respond to Mr. Sandford Sr.'s letter this week.

My thanks, Mr. Sandford, for your expressions of giddy anticipation of this week's Realities. Fans can exist as positive or negative expressions of interest. I would characterize you as stereotypically negative, but a fan nevertheless. Now I have two fans. It's a start.

I hope, for the sake of the 1.5 percent of the American population afflicted with gender confusion, homosexuality, and other psychological challenges, that a resolution can be found without bringing-down more than two centuries of American Judeo-Christian culture. Please see: http://godfatherpolitics.com/16779/top-psychiatrist-says-transgenderism-...

You see, the extraordinary opinion of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy in the recent same-sex marriage case will prove to be the straw that really does break the nation's foundational culture, that thing that has guided the remaining 98.5 percent of the American public in determining right from wrong, good from bad, and moral from immoral. We're talking about 5,000 years of moral tradition - "Commandments" - suddenly discarded to assuage the feelings of that special 1.5 percent. How is that different from Esau swapping his birthright for a bowl of slop, or a Judas kiss?

I wholeheartedly agree with Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent, calling Kennedy's swing opinion “a judicial Putsch,” “pretentious,” “egotistic,” “silly,” and filled with “straining-to-be-memorable passages.” It is a supremely outrageous, and ironically unconstitutional usurpation of the people's fundamental rights. This sort of intellectual corruption has opened the floodgates to other constitutional monstrosities like this: "The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity." Please refer again to above link.

Scalia again: “This [Kennedy's opinion] is a naked judicial claim to legislative — indeed, super-legislative — power; a claim fundamentally at odds with our system of government... “A system of government that makes the people subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.”
This opinion will not stand. It will fall eventually through a reexamination by a future normal-thinking court, or by the responding violence of a judicially battered electorate. Call that revolution.

Most Americans know that Almighty God matters - too.


Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have many things in common, they are both pathological liars. But Obama is the POTUS while Hillary is merely the wannabe.

The lies are firmly established, repeatedly for Obama during the past 6 years. His statements regarding guns following the recent murderous attack on a South Carolina church are typical. Every point he attempted to make is completely false. I won't waste time repeating the corrections of his falsehoods made by numerous experts.

The point is that Obama is a liar, as pathological as Hillary. What irritates me is the fact that his lies are so common and obvious that they are also insulting to the intelligence of anyone but liberals.

We know Obama and his friends hate firearms. I just wish he would educate himself about firearm's facts before launching into his condemnations. I suggest he purchase a book by world-famous American economist and political commentator, John Richard Lott, Jr., PhD, entitled "More Guns, Less Crime.

Lott, formerly employed by the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Maryland, College Park, and the American Enterprise Institute, is utterly correct in his conclusions. He has studied the subject of guns and their effects upon human societies longer than anyone else, more than 30 years. No credentialed expert has ever successfully faulted his work. Against Lott's information Obama's lies are just ridiculous - except to ignorant liberals.

"He is best known as an advocate in the gun rights debate, particularly his arguments against restrictions on owning and carrying guns. In 2000, Nobel laureate Milton Friedman said that "John Lott has few equals as a perceptive analyst of controversial public policy issues."

Unlike Obama, John Lott's word is credible. That's why liberals rarely quote him.

"As of November 1, 2012, Lott ranked 19th in number of all-time downloads, and 2662nd in scholarly citations of his work, on the Social Science Research Network."

In short, More Guns, [mean] Less Crime. This is indisputable thanks to Lott's diligence in researching the subject. Obama should know that guns are used defensively more than a million times per year in the US. "National surveys" suggested that "98 percent of the time that people use guns defensively, they merely have to brandish a weapon to break off an attack."

Very sad that no one was carrying a gun that day in the church.


It seems like a safe bet, if you're employed as an enemy saboteur, that you will enjoy a long, successful career in America.

If your thing is to smuggle explosives, guns, or box cutters onto American airliners, according to recent official reports, your success rate will be about 97 percent. "According to a report based on an internal investigation, "red teams" with the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General were able to get banned items through the screening process in 67 out of 70 tests it conducted across the nation”. The man in charge of security was "reassigned" - not fired. Probably reassigned to Homer Simpson's spot as safety inspector at that nuclear power plant.

The field is wide open as well to ambitious saboteurs in the field of critical communications. Take the Arizona incident last February when just about everything went down. "FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions - all because a vandal apparently sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried under the desert.” There we go again with dat wascally vandal. But never fear, I'm sure a substantial reward is offered for his capture - like the $1,000 reward offered by AT&T for the capture of the "vandal" who has severed 10 fiber optic communication cables around San Francisco Bay Area recently. Reports state officials are "baffled".

Another baffling incident took place about 18 months ago in the San Jose area where, in the dead of night more rascally saboteurs entered a protected Pacific Gas & Electric substation, severed AT&T fiber-optic cables, and for nearly a half-hour fired AK-47 "sniper" rounds into the complex, "knocking out 17 transformers."

Last year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accidentally released a document outlining areas where the nation's electrical grid was susceptible to a terror attack. The Wall Street Journal, citing the data, reported that an attack on nine "key" substations could cause power outages nationwide. Well, might as well let the enemy know where to go so we can be there to catch him.

Sabotage seems to be a growth industry now. But none dare call it government-incompetence driven.

Now, back to the news. The question of the day? Just how black do you have to be to be recognized as black?


I don't feel all that great today so I'll just leave a link and a comment.

President Obama is determined to flood America with more millions of illegal aliens. There are probably 40 million here already (forget the official lies about 11 million). Ann Coulter is correct in her conclusions (see !ADIOS, AMERICA!).

We have been overwhelmed. Only someone who intends (in former Vice President Cheney's words) to "take down America" would facilitate such destruction on our country. As our Commander in Chief this makes Obama a traitor.

"Destruction" you say. Yes. Here's a recent news tidbit: NY girl 'barbarically' raped by teen gangsters from El Salvador http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/el-salvador-teen-gangsters-barbarically-rape-... - 2 days ago.

"This poor young woman is so lucky that she is alive. These are vicious young men'." Read this and weep for America. We've been sold-out by this treacherous president. It's time to halt all immigration until we eliminate these alien savages.

Obama wants America impotent and defenseless.


I frequently ask myself if anything is going right with the government, especially during the past six years. It's not an unreasonable question to ask and I usually conclude with a negative answer.

The negative answer may at first sound like an absurd sweeping generalization. But in a broad sense it is not. Looking at the US government, department by department, everything seems to be in failure mode. Like former Vice President Cheney has said, "Obama wants to take America down." And his efforts to do so are obvious; he has eviscerated our armed forces in the face of the enemy, is bankrupting our treasury with his spendthrift policies, undermining our police forces, and exposing us to direct atomic attack in his secret deals with Iran.
Homeland security is a joke, as we have recently learned that 95 percent of airline terminal inspections failed to find guns and explosives. Three sailors in our submarine service have already been jailed for sneaking photos of our new female submariners. Feminists claim that women placed onboard submarines with men, submerged and isolated for months, won't cause a discipline or distraction problem - naaah, of course not.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder has just been replaced with a clone, Loretta Lynch. China and Russia both scoff at American military power and continue their aggression at a rapid pace. We do nothing to stop the ISIS butchery in Africa and the Middle East. The blood of the beheaded babies, murdered fathers, raped, enslaved, and mutilated girls and women is on Obama's hands. Where are those fearless Feminists when we need them? Trying out for our special forces.

Oh, and of course America's immigration nightmare. As Ann Coulter is saying, "Adios America!"


The Katzenjammers are back! This sorry little band must be agonizing over the incredible success of the city council, which replaced them since that fateful election. They (through Fillmore Senior Center Inc.) have filed a complaint against the Fillmore City Council for replacing them as operators of our Fillmore Senior Center with a new staff and board of directors. This group (FSCI) is composed of many friends of the old Katzenjammers who once ruled the roost on the old city council.

It's time for our Council to bring an action against Fillmore Senior Center, Inc. (FSCI) to recover approximately $130,000 which the city had to pay in settlement for the unlawful sexual harassment behavior of its appointed volunteers at the Center.


I'm among the few of my extended family who has not visited Ireland. Both sides of my family are Irish and I've fostered a strong, lifelong attachment to the Emerald Isle.

I'm also among the hundreds of millions who were shocked to discover that the young people of Ireland recently voted through referendum (by 62%) to legalize so-called gay "marriage".

Ireland has been a center of Catholic faith for more than a thousand years, 87% in the Republic. The faith reached Ireland in the fourth century. "It was here that the lamp of Latin learning was preserved for the ages. During this age, the great illuminated manuscripts of Ireland were produced. Arguably the finest such work is The Book of Kells which may still be viewed at Trinity College, Dublin."

The traditional Catholic Church is stunned and scandalized by this legitimizing of gay "marriage" into the Irish Constitution by the "young people". Once again we see the work of the Godless liberal Left.

It's been a long-standing desire of mine to visit Ireland, "the Land of Saints and Scholars". But I have lost that desire since it has now become the land of Schismatics and Sodomites.

I say that out of fundamental religious convictions - not modern sociological theory. Saints Brigid, Columba, and Patrick weep over a new lost Irish generation.


CORRECTION: In last week's Realities, some details in my reporting of the incident at the School Farm where a goat was killed, were wrong. Here is a correct report of the facts:

"There were two [feral] dogs that had come onto the school farm. One entered a goat pen and killed one goat and was going after a second goat. The School Farm Tech shot at the dog. Both dogs ran off toward the river and did not return The School District wanted the tech terminated for discharging a firearm in a school zone. A police report was made and the District Attorney's office determined that no law was broken and no charges would be filed. There are no written policies covering the school farm. There were no students at the farm at time of incident. The school board, after a public hearing, determined to reduce the termination to a 30 day's suspension."

My thanks for the correction, and for reminding me that factual accuracy should always come first - except where the liberal media are concerned.

In my opinion the Tech acted responsibly under the circumstances and should be commended for his diligence instead of being punished. He should not lose 30-days pay.


Former governor Martin O'Malley is expected to announce his Democratic candidacy for president on May 20. Emphasizing his "youth," posing with his shirt off, he looks much like Putin on horseback. Two posturing hero wannabes. World affairs are now in such a state of emergency, thanks to Obama's disastrous attempts to "fundamentally transform" America, that anything more the Democrats might do before or after the election, can only ignite a conflagration.

The question is not whether Obama will continue to launch more attacks on our Constitution, but whether these efforts can be stopped before the end of his presidency. The latest revelation of his nation-destabilizing schemes is to federalize our state police power. If he succeeds here, he and his crooked Attorneys General can eliminate state-run police forces and institute any changes he wishes to impose upon the American people - such as firearms confiscation, and selective racial application of the law. With our Congress proven to be absolutely impotent to control our rogue president's executive orders, our last resort, according to a recent guest speaker on Hannity, might just be "...taking matters into our own hands."

Something special is supposed to be happening in Fillmore this week - but we've heard nothing about it (as usual) from our Chamber of Commerce. Maybe the Gazette will have something to print about it next week.
Something special is supposed to be happening in Fillmore this week - but we've heard nothing about it (as usual) from our Chamber of Commerce. Maybe the Gazette will have something to print about it next week.

I was gone for a few days last week so I just learned of the incident at the School Farm.

Apparently two wild dogs attacked a goat being kept at the farm. The caretaker, attempting to get rid of the dogs, fired a shot but accidently killed the goat. He was punished with a 30-day suspension without pay.

I haven't had time to get all the details of this incident, but I hear the caretaker is a very responsible man who has been at the Farm for a long time. As far as I know, he is responsible for the safety of the structures and animals. There are many wild animals in the adjacent riverbed area, including feral dogs, which pose a danger to the animals. Though the caretaker caused the death of the goat, which is sad, he acted reasonably in accordance with his duty to protect the animals. This is especially true in the absence of established, written guidelines to the contrary.

I regret that he was suspended for 30 days without pay. Who is going to take his place for the next month?


Shortly after I finished this week's column I returned to my computer and learned an astonishing new fact: the Pope has just officially recognized the so-called Palestinian State.

I only have time for a quick reaction. This incredibly reckless, thoughtless, and stupid action greatly furthers the cause of war between Israel and Iran. It also clearly identifies the Pope as a far Left political man, which should not be surprising because he is also a member of the Jesuit order. Recognizing the Palestinian State facilitates and justifies its massive terrorist activities.

The Pope is also a defender of the disgraced and condemned (by the church itself) Liberation Theology movement.

As a Roman Catholic myself, I am simply astounded. Pope Francis is a man of the Left, and one I can no longer trust. Doesn't he know that the Palestinian cause is responsible for the Christian Holocaust in the Middle East, and seeks to destroy Israel?!


For the faithful readers of Mr. Farrell's Realities, or as he likes to put it 'his fan' (singular), there will be great disappointment this week. He is on vacation, and as for commentary you are stuck with me.

Although I would like to write about rainbows and unicorns, I am afraid the newest attack on Our freedom of speech rights in Garland, Texas trumps that.

I am surprised by the reaction of some in the news media, blaming the organizers of the Draw Mohammad event for the shooting by two Islamic terrorists. Please don't call them 'extremists'. The base for Islamic Insurgent Conflict, ie. massacre, has been well established in Africa and the Middle East, and famously in Europe with the Charlie Hebdo killings. The 2009 Fort Hood, Texas slaughter of 13 was called ‘an act of terrorism’ by several Senators and General Barry McCaffrey, while the U.S. Dept of defense classified it as 'workplace violence', despite Nodal Malik Hasan's government monitored connection to Yemen-based imam Anwar al-Awlaki.

According to some in the media, who make their living relying on the First Amendment, the cartoon contest invited violence and therefore should not have been held. I suppose the same thing could be said of the Freedom Marches, or on the other end of the scale, Skokie, Illinois (Freedom of Assembly).

But I digress--back to my surprise.

Even the Fox News equivalent of Captain America, Bill O'Reilly, criticized the event with, “It's always cause and effect. This is what happens when you light the fuse, you get violence.”

Martin Luther King lit the fuse. Mahatma Gandhi lit the fuse. Nelson Mandela lit the fuse. There have been a lot of necessary fuses lit in this country; Abraham Lincoln, Kent State, Boston Tea Party.

Garland, Texas already has the First Amendment right to free speech, assembly, and drawing cartoons. The threat is not a cartoon contest. The threat is Islamic terrorists and their determination to impose Sharia law in America, on Americans, violating Our First Amendment right, and our right to breath.

The winner of the Draw Mohammad cartoon contest was Bosch Fawstin, an Albanian, raised in a strict Islamic home in the Bronx. He broke free from Islam in his teens. Watch his gracious, brave and informative acceptance speech at www.jihadwatch.org/2015/05/video-muhammad-cartoon-contest-winner-bosch-f....

In Fawstin’s opinion, even the meekest of Islamic teachings promotes 'misogyny and Jew-hatred'.

Remember Molly Norris? The Islamic faithful do. A Fatwa was placed on her life five years ago after she produced a satirical cartoon depicting Mohammad as a teacup, a cherry, a domino, a spool of thread...you get the idea. She JOKINGLY called for 'Everybody Draw Mohammad Day' (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2015/05/04/just-what-h...). And for this she must die.

Americans have always fought for their freedoms. So if holding a cartoon contest is our new battleground, then everyone grab a crayon and raise it high over your head, and repeat the words of Molly Norris--”Fatwas suck."


In my nearly-27 years in Fillmore I've never seen better cooperation between our school district and our city council. Last night's joint meeting exemplified that fact as the two groups joined together to unify their mutual interests in community affairs. Fillmore will now enjoy shared facilities and responsibilities for our military banner program. We should all be proud of this new-found civility and productivity. Hello and Congratulations to our Fillmore City Council and School District Board. Goodbye to the bad old days of confrontation.


The recent riots in Baltimore are facilitated racism - but not white on black racism; it's the other way around. Baltimore's population is more than 50 percent African-American, with a black Mayor, a black police commissioner, and a more than 50 percent black police force. It's mayor is astonishingly clueless regarding even common sense preparations against a looming riot. Too little - too late. Ditto for the city police commissioner. Leftists, gang bangers, Soros anarchists, criminal opportunists set the stage for a perfect storm of chaos - sparked by massive incompetence. The mentality of the activists: like a homeowner yelling, "Do what I say or I'll burn my house down!"


I heard over the radio this morning that it's Earth Day. We should re-name the occasion Creation Day and thank the Father for his generosity - and reject liberals who ignore the Creator while worshiping His creation. They have it backwards.


"Just days after the United States announced it would send its own warships to Yemen in order to prevent Iran from smuggling weapons to terror forces fighting there, a flotilla of Iranian destroyers docked in the same area."( By: Adam Kredo Follow @Kredo0).

Another military bluff by our Warrior in Chief, Barack Obama, who has humiliated American armed forces around the world in the face of the enemy. No wonder he celebrates deserters and traitors in the White House rose garden, kowtows to our enemies, Iran, and subverts the security of our friends and allies (Israel). Sending our navy to Yemen to "to prevent Iran from smuggling weapons to terror forces fighting there" is just another strategic lie, another line in the sand, or red line to scare the enemy, another disgusting bluff from the boy who cries wolf.

The world has known for years that, because of Obama, our enemies don't fear us and our friends no longer respect or believe us. Mr. President, you are the only one left who doesn't understand that your bluff has been called and the world sees you as the wannabe emperor without his clothes. If you will indulge a deserving vulgarism, we know you as a slick-talking charlatan, a Little Lord Fauntleroy who farts in silk and plays golf all day.

But our enemies play hard ball, and the future existence of America is at stake. I agree with our former Vice President Dick Cheney: "If you had somebody as president who wanted to take America down, who wanted to fundamentally weaken our position in the world and reduce our capacity to influence events, turn our back on our allies and encourage our adversaries, it would look exactly like what Barack Obama’s doing."

I'll go beyond identifying Obama as Cheney has done; I just think of him as a traitor.


Fillmore High School senior, Jorge Hurtado, received a special Edison scholarship for $40,000 this afternoon. Unfortunately the surprise presentation came a half-hour before press time and we don't have the information for the complete story. Therefore we will run the story next week in living color. Congratulations Mr. Hurtado!


A week or so ago I recommended that the Pope concentrate on spiritual matters and leave defense issues to military experts. The Pope, in his Easter address, praised the framework for the Iranian nuclear treaty which would "make the world safer."

This conclusion is not only wrong but holds out false hope for peace, like Chamberlin's naive hope for "peace in our time" by believing in Hitler's promises. Obama's astonishing naiveté will have the immediate effect of locking the world into certain nuclear conflagration in the near future. Iran is the world's leading fomenter of terrorism, the creator of virtually all terrorist groups like ISIS, which have murdered most Christians from the Middle East to North Africa.

Iran is building intercontinental ballistic missiles to which they intend to attach nuclear bombs. It's their express intention to destroy Israel and America. They practice their apocalyptic Islamic goals with bloody enthusiasm.

If this deadly foolish "treaty" is concluded every Middle East nation will seek atomic defensive measures and an atomic conflagration will be inevitable.

And so, Your Holiness, with respect, this is a framework for total atomic war, not peace in our time. To confirm this conclusion ask the bishops of Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Nigeria and other victim countries which have recently experienced the Christian Holocaust.


Our Fillmore School District office has had a sudden face lift.

The old deodar tree taken down on April Fools' Day because it was about as dead as a tree can be. A serious lack of irrigation over the years caused its demise. The sawyer, Luke Klinzing, did an expert job. He counted 50 rings on the stump. Fear of heavy falling limbs made the removal necessary. The impact of the falling stump brought people out of their offices nearly a block away. I suggest the remaining (struggling) tree also be taken down, and perhaps replace them with two matching redwoods.


I agree entirely with the comment that former Vice President Dick Cheney made on "The Hugh Hewitt Show" Tuesday night. Cheney said that President Obama's foreign policy actions around the world show a president who wants "to take America down."

Obama is a dangerous man determined to destroy our nation's preeminence as the most stabilizing force among competing nations. He has set the stage for World War III and left America deliberately unprepared by skeletonizing our military, abandoning our traditional allies, like Israel, and befriending our deadliest enemies, like Iran.

Aside from what the Pope may believe, Obama's latest effort at befriending Iran is a suicide mission. The Pope should stick to spiritual matters and leave defense matters to the military. Only a fool would fail to recognize the fact that America is due to be attacked - soon. See Drudge links today.