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Are the American People Really Stupid?

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Are the American People Really Stupid?

“First you have to pass the bill before you can know what is in it”. We didn’t grab our rifles and head for Washington DC: And then came November 2012 and they denied the smoke coming out of the ears of the American Electric. Now comes November 2014 and we find out that the left; thought all along that the voting public was Stupid.

It is time “we the people” remind the political class we are aware of the politicians creed. “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time”

Now I’ll add this; and I’m looking you square in the eye politicians of this country; fooling the people is not advised! November 2016 is coming

J F K said “ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country” and then he cheated on our first lady. Nixon said “I am not a crook” and resigned the presidency: And every manor of duplicity has been rot on the American people. Well! I for one am sick of it. If we have to have a come to Jesus moment with the American political class; then so be it!

Republicans it is your turn. We will see if you are up to the job. Maybe what we need from you is a constitutional amendment that says any legislation that is passed with lies to the electret is void. Of course that would effectively end the I R S would it not? Yah, that promise; that it would only be 3% and only affect the rich might scuttle that ship.

A little advice and then I’ll shut up and let someone else comment on what I have said.

When you are in your respective caucuses and someone says “this or that will not fly with the American people. Drop it: don’t say but we can make FOOLS OUT OF THEM in this way or that. Just punch the offender in the right eye and throw it out the door so the people of it’s State can deal with it in the proper manor, and YES I meant ”IT.”

Sometimes you just have to beat the FOOL out of people.

S. Henry Knocker
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A snippet from My Book; A View From The Street/ River City Policing; coming out this winter

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A snippet from My Book; A View From The Street/ River City Policing; coming out this winter
A day in the life of The Corporal

I was minding my own business on a warm fall day. Our Corporal had been dispatched to the scene of a car-deer encounter. The Corporal was one of those tender-hearted souls who had a hard time with gun play. He had been involved early in his career in a shootout with a robbery suspect in which his training officer was wounded.

After I cleared a call, the Corporal called me to assist him. I pulled up and the conversation went like this.

“Hi Knocker, I have situation here. There is this deer, and it has been hit by a car, and there is no animal control unit on duty now, and I was thinking you’re good at this sort of thing. I just can’t do it.” “What am I good at?” I asked. “Well you know the deer is hurt? It keeps looking at me. I just can’t do it, do you mind?”

I know you’re thinking Officer Knocker was screwing with the Corporal, and you would be right. I was playing stupid with him, letting him dangle. He was a corporal and could order me to shoot the deer, but he could not bring himself to shoot the deer or to order me to do it. I am of the belief that if you are confronted with a situation like this and you don’t take the opportunity to screw with the “do the minimum” office poge, you are just not being reasonable.

You have to have fun with this job or drink heavily. I chose fun. I kept obfuscating until he walked me over to the deer. I looked at it and said,” Yeah, you should just shoot it when there are no cars in view.” “Well a I well I can’t a would you mind a.” “Oh! Do you want me to shoot the thing?” I asked. “Well, yeah!” came the somewhat annoyed response. “Oh, ok.” I said.

All the pent up tension that the Corporal was experiencing was released at that moment.

I pulled my weapon and fired one round hitting the deer between the eyes and re-holstered. The Corporal jumped straight up in the air and yelled, Dang it, Knocker! You were supposed to wait till I was ready.” All the tension that was previously released was back. “You can’t do this to me Knocker.” “Why not? Isn’t that why they pay you all that extra money? Do you want me to leave a note for animal control, or do you think you could do that? Yah I can do that. Oh I’ll need around to replace the one I fired? Here take one of mine says the corporal. Gee did you have to do that he asked? Well I’m off. See you later I said
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Some people are cut out to be cops and some are cut out to be insurance agents. We had a lot of insurance agents and not enough Real cops. Just something I like to muse about.

S. Henry Knocker
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Parenting with substandard DNA

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Parenting with substandard DNA

It is said that we have to be 10% smarter than the thing we are trying to control.

OK Knocker What are you getting at now?

I’m just thinking here but it seems to me that the sheer number of world calamities in the past two hundred years have caused a deterioration in the part of the human DNA that effects courage and the ability to determine cause and effect. I allude to this development in my book; A View from the street/ River City Policing; coming out this winter. I Postulate that at some point in our recent history the population of western nations just fought too many wars. In doing so too many of our brave young men were eliminated from the gene pool. This has allowed for the genetic trait for male passive behavior to be brought out in the population.

The seeming complete lack of ability, of young parents, to control the two year old population of the nation, is in my considered opinion complete and utter cowardice. How can we call ourselves “The home of the Brave” if we can’t discipline a two year old? Further evidence of this is Very low turnout in the voting booth, but I’ll address this in a later blog.

I heard on the news today that a growing number of young children are being poisoned by dish washer soap packets. How can this be? Well I believe that it is due to the in ability of parents to correct or see the need to train toddlers early enough in their development. Many that I have seen are just plain scared of the little tikes. Others are not smart enough to realize you can’t carry on adult conversations with children under 8 years old.

I watched my daughter in-law stand with her hands on her hips and repeat the word, “really ”, over and over while the child refused to grasp the meaning of her request and was heading into a dangerous confrontation with the public street. Her Grandmother had to head the kid off and do the scolding. This never happened with our boys they learned from the time they could reach out and touch things what was ok and what was not. We never picked up anything, and nothing was ever broken. The kids knew they were not allowed to get into cabinets or enter certain rooms in the house. Danger is everywhere and the sooner parents and young children learn this FACT the safer life is for us all.

Lest anyone think I’m not speaking from experience here are some things I did because my parents were in attentive to the lessons I abdicate. At two I climbed to the top of the refrigerator in our kitchen with a hammer and started breaking moms stem ware. She got up and screamed and I fell and cut my head on the glass. I picked up a coke bottle and struck my father with it while he was sleeping and received the nick name Slugger. At four I stuck a Bobbie- pin in an electrical plug and was knocked across the room. When I was eight I got my arm caught in the wringer of the washing machine and beat apart an electric motor my dad was going to make a grinder out of. Later My Sister was badly burned when she backed into our unscreened fire place and caught her dress on fire. My brother took a peeler to the woodwork and they all colored on the walls with color crayon. And on and on it went till my youngest brother was hit by a car running into the street. It is a wonder none of us were killed. Liberalism did kill two of my brothers but that’s another story. The long and short of it is I know what it is I am talking about when it comes to raising kids.
It takes time and dedication to discipline. That doesn’t mean beating them either, but a slap on the hand or the diaper does wonders. When you couple it with a hug and explanation, of why they don’t touch the hot stove; it is the ounce of prevention that is worth the pound of cure. Your Bad DNA can be compensated for if you realize your faults and overcome adapt and have courage. You really are smarter than a two year old.

S. Henry Knocker
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Schools and the general lack of discipline

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O’Reilly Knows; and keeps saying the trouble with American schools is not money. The trouble with the schools in this country is a general lack of discipline.

When the teachers Union wants more money for the paychecks of its members they say we need money to reduce class size. This is a ruse, but an effective one. It sounds so good but remember, teaching is a part time job, getting fulltime pay and benefits. Full time work is 2080 hours a year. Most teachers work 182 days a year times 8 hrs. a day will give you 1456 hrs., of work. They claim that they put in much more time grading papers. There is some truth to that, however most of the time the guy behind me graded my papers. How about you?

The Real problem was a general lack of respect for teachers by disruptive students, and the liberal attitude that nothing can be done about it.

The answer is that every school needs a couple 6’5” goons walking the halls. When a student becomes disruptive the teacher calls the goon squad and the urchin is escorted out to a waiting vehicle and he or she is transported to mommy or daddy for correction. Then mommy or daddy are billed for the service, and JR. gets a week added to the school year in the summer time to make up missed assignments and extra instruction in school rules and expectations.

All this can be waived if the parents sign a waiver and the disruptive one can be taken to the wood shed; where the board of education is applied to the seat of understanding.

Teachers brought this on themselves with the notion that they wanted to be the friend of the student rather than living up to the true meaning of the word teacher which is defined as the leader. There is nothing equal about being a leader

Every new class that a teacher takes on should be told the following “You are my class. From here there are two directions. You are either going up or you are going down. Up means you are learning and I will stretch you as far as I can. Down means you are not ready for this level of instruction and I am returning you to the appropriate level for retraining. ““No one is on idle here.”

Teachers! That is how you deal with the problem of large class sizes, and disruptive students.
The Knocker-!ism: Give them a reason not to be disruptive!
S. Henry Knocker
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Honoring our veterans this November 11th 2014

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Honoring our veterans this November 11th 2014

On November 11 in the 11 Hour of the day in the year 1918 The first great war of the twentieth century came to an end, and the roots of Veterans Day were planted.
On September 2 1945 the second great war of the twentieth century came to an end. Wars to end all wars, but it was not to be, Korea, Vietnam, The first gulf war, the Iraq war, Afghanistan and now another lumens in our future. We cry Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The world is crying out for American blood and they will have it.

Throughout these trying times American men and women have gathered themselves and gone off to war in a never ending battle against the forces of evil in this world.

Now on November 11 we will pause to once again to honor those who gave it their all in service to the nation and it is altogether fitting that we should do this.

On this day all over this great nation the living veterans of the V.F.W. American Legion and other service groups will pause to honor publicly that which they do daily in service to the fallen and the widow and orphan of our veterans.

In small towns everywhere Like Our town McCleary Washington The local post of the V.F.W. will open its doors and provide some refreshments. Seek them out and support their efforts to do what is right and fitting for the families of those that have made the sacrifices for you and the nation. If you are a VET, and have some time on a Monday once a month join us for a little time to honor those that have given all. Afterwards we will bump elbows down at the Rain Country Restaurant in McCleary over a cup of Joe and worry Dan about his new truck and how many recalls are out on it this week. Dan’s Navy I’m Army, Russ is a Marine, I even heard some guy say he was Air force; you know that other branch of the Army.

S. Henry Knocker

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The separation of church and state

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The separation of church and state

According to Liberals The constitution Of The United States contains a “ wall of separation between the church and the state”

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

I keep reading this and can find from this text, No! such separation. Liberals are sticklers for the law when it benefits their argument. The Constitution is a contract between the citizenry and the federal government

So let’s break this down. It says the congress; and it only speaks to the congress; shall make no law establishing a state sponsored religion. and then it says OR, make any law prohibiting the FREE exercise thereof;

It would seem to me that CONGRESS has to stay out of the fray! That leaves only the courts and the executive branch with any say at all. Sense these two branches are not empowered to make law only interpret law and sense no law exist or can exist under our constitution. We then must defer to the tenth amendment

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’

In other words we the people get to decide whether in our state, we say under god; or have a monument to the Ten Commandments in the public square. If our kids want to carry a bible to school or pray at a football game it is our decision. Un less of Corse we have somehow given up these rights in our respective state constitutions; a matter that we may easily remedy in the voting booth.

Just some food for thought.

S. Henry Knocker
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