The American Poultry Association held its annual show at the Ventura Fairgrounds, Saturday. More information and photos
next week.
The American Poultry Association held its annual show at the Ventura Fairgrounds, Saturday. More information and photos next week.

The Fillmore City Council celebrated the opening of the long-awaited dog park on Saturday.

This is another promise kept to the residents of our town. The enclosure, located at Two Rivers Park, was greeted with excitement by many of our 4-footed friends. The park is separated for large and small dogs with plenty of room to run.

Good job, Council!


The world and national news has become so dark and threatening these days that more than a few people have stopped watching TV. That's not hard to understand, but reality will seek us out regardless of our attempts to ignore it. America must toughen-up and prepare for the unprecedented social and military challenges clearly and presently facing us. Most of the conflict to come is self-inflicted. It's as though we have a subconscious death wish expressed through the truly stupid policies of our former government. It's largely the product of wide-spread, liberal-Left Political Correctness, socialist leanings, massive moral corruption (Judeo-Christian animus) and the absence of common sense.

America has undergone a nearly complete change since the 1960s. We've lost our sense of special purpose in the world, which was to stand as an example of honorable leadership, strength, and goodness.

We have abandoned the guidelines which made us great. We have corrupted our youth, debased our currency, emasculated much of our military, isolated our religious faith, and politicized our judicial system. The zealots of the radical Left have eaten away much of the clear, original intent of our Constitution - especially our Bill of Rights. Radical jurists (especially in Courts of Appeal) have for 50 years strained to dilute the fundamental meaning of our law. The courts of law have become a legislative wing of the Democrat Party.

In the face of these civic enormities we are met with intense, traditional Islamic attacks, such as the most recent jihadist murders in New York by Sayfullo Saipov. Democrat lawmakers let him in, together with millions of other suspect Muslim arrivals. At the same time, these same Democrats demand further infringements upon the right of the [American] people to keep and bear Arms for defense. Daniel Greenfield sums it up well in his latest column: [The Jihadist] "Sayfullo Saipov had come here in 2010. In that short amount of time he managed to amass criminal records in Pennsylvania and Missouri for traffic offenses. After stints in at least three other states, he went on a killing spree that took eight lives and wounded as well as traumatized countless others.

Dem leaders in New York are already rolling out the standard messages urging everyone to go back to life as usual. Mayor Bill de Blasio called the attack “cowardly”. But the attack wasn’t cowardly. It was vicious and murderous. It’s Bill de Blasio and the other politicians who crippled the NYPD because they were afraid of political pressure from Linda Sarsour and CAIR who are the real cowards.

They are cowards with blood on their hands.

The New York media’s first response after the attack was to try and blame road rage. Before long, you will see it running the standardized “Muslims fear backlash” stories that are a staple of every effort to sweep the latest Islamic terrorist attack under the rug along with the blood and the bodies.

Islamic terrorists like Sayfullo Saipov are able to do what they do because they have a long list of collaborators like the ACLU, Democrat politicians, Federal judges and the mainstream media.

While law enforcement fights a desperate battle to stop the next Saipov, the men and women tracking the terrorists know that if they get their man, the media will make them the villains."

(Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.)

The nation's West coast is threatened by the same "ACLU, Democrat politicians, Federal judges and the mainstream media" as our East coast.

The citizens of California have to deal with the most liberal governor in the country, Jerry Brown, and his likely political progeny after 2018. He is an agent of tyrannical Democrat dreams, of higher taxes, more regulation, and most important, draconian restrictions on firearms and ammunition. Like all liberal Democrats, he enjoys inflicting those regulations on Californians which deprive us of our Constitutional rights - our freedoms. It's all about control.

These issues are all one bundle of corrupting liberal policies contributing to the weakness of our nation.

Condemn how you will Present Donald Trump for the manner of his leadership; he remains strong and resolute, much like President Jackson, in a time of dire need. Our enemies recognize his strength - why not more of us?

Be glad, be very glad, that Hillary Clinton lost the election.