First off, I have to congratulate Al Huerta, our first Fire Captain, on his retirement. A brief history of his service to the City can be seen on page one. I can personally attest to Al's dedication and professional excellence. He's also one of the nicest guys I've known during these past three decades, and a great mentor for the newer men on the force. Enjoy that well deserved retirement Al!


A major frustration for me in trying to focus the subject of this column each week is the speed with which national issues develop. The nation-shaking success that Democratic Party and co-conspirators had in defrauding the electorate of a Trump election victory has initiated national dissolution. Our historical Constitutional rights, the First and Second Amendments in particular, are being diminished by improper use of Executive orders causing sweeping, unconstitutional changes, without debate.

Among the newest Executive order abominations is Biden's edict permitting transgender "female" athletes to compete against naturally-born (i.e. normal) women athletes, which must obviously end with this sort of result: "Transgender Cyclist Rachel McKinnon continues to smash women’s cycling records, the latest being a “world record” in the women’s 200m sprint." This order spells the end of women's sports. It is done in order to palliate some guy who can't make it with real men and facilitates a new sub-species in the gender war. This unfairness should be obvious to normal people, though not to the legislators who wrote Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, a federal law that states:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

It appears that all that is needed, if you're a biological male seeking glory on a female sporting team, is a heartfelt desire to become female. At the very least, that male should be required to give-up those special male parts in order to join the club, despite the fact of his remaining eternally male - by virtue of that Y chromosome! It takes dos equis to make the normal female team.

It is, of course, an outrageous and unconstitutional attack on all women in their sporting activities. Maybe our somnambulant Supreme Court will finally wake up and smell the Constitutional smoke. Which leaves me with a question: Do the male and female Justices of the Supreme Court share communal bathroom facilities? (i.e. can Chief Justice John Roberts share shower space with Elena Kagan? - bearing in mind the penumbras to Title IX. Liberal judges love those penumbras, under which the toadstools grow, like Roe v. Wade.)

Then we have that ultimate subversive act against republican America, the sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package, H.R.1. If the full force of this Kamikaze legislation is implemented by a Democratic-Party-for-Life, and a new unicameral legislature, our Republic will survive only in memory. Know that only NINE PERCENT of this $2-trillion-dollar law is earmarked for "COVID-19 relief"! The rest goes to Democrat Party favorite interests. No Republican House member signed on that dotted line. It is a gift Democrats gave to themselves.

An excellent American Thinker article by Brian C. Joondeph, M.D. (March 16) sums up the threat by tracing the history of Cloward and Piven (two leftist university professors), whose plans for America were introduced in 1966. "Welcome to President Cloward and Vice President Piven, or vice versa for those who believe the current vice-president is really in charge, rather than the cognitively impaired president in name only." The stench of Saul Alinsky's ghost (hero of the communist Left) is strong here.

Cloward-Piven’s goal was the creation of chaos so that: "A political crisis would result that could lead to legislation for a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty."... "The activities of the past year, from an imported Chinese coronavirus to a rigged and stolen presidential election are textbook Cloward-Piven, leading to a massive shift in the leadership and direction of America. We have gone to government by, of, and for the people to a tyrannical autocracy controlled by a small cabal of self-appointed elites".

Biden has destroyed the relative stability on our southern border that Trump established. Our border is now open to the world's uncontrolled hoards of illegal aliens. Recently, illegals from 54 foreign nations have been detained. In just six weeks of Biden's Executive orders, our borders have created an immediate, national security crisis, with no fix in sight.

An unelected President Biden has sown the wind. An ignorant, unelected Harris will reap the whirlwind for, at present, the greatest nation on earth.