U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wants to bring charges against CIA operatives (for preventing attacks on this country.)  The Left-wing(nuts) say that’s not enough.  Dick Cheney and George Bush should be brought up on charges, too (for keeping this country safe in the eight years following 9-eleven.

Personally, I believe all CIA agents involved in the war on terror should receive the Medal of Freedom, and likewise, should Bush and Cheney.

But who got the medal?  On August 12th,  President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Freedom to the late Harvey Milk, that sick, demented, homosexual child-predator….the individual who did more to harm and tarnish the youth of this country than that drug-crazed University professor when he urged his students to “tune in , turn on….and drop out.”

Here in California, the Democrat-controlled legislature wants all schools to honor that pervert with a special day, called Harvey Milk Day.   The governor vetoed the idea last year, but it’s back on his desk again this year, and the Medal of Freedom presentation in the White House might just be enough to earn the governor’s signature.



I got my start in politics by campaigning for Frankli Roosevelt who was running against Windell Willkie.  I didn’t know anything about Democrats and Republicans at the time.  I just didn’t like the name Windell Willkie and I pulled my little red wagon up and down 2nd Street in San Dimas yelling “Vote for Roosevelt.”  Then, it was Harry Truman versus Thomas Dewey  I didn’t like the name Thomas Dewey either, so I was in favor of Truman.

As I grew older and wiser, I began paying closer attention to the presidential candidates and their political parties without concern for their names.  I wanted to know what philosophies separated the parties.  I began studying their political platforms to see which ones conformed to those of our Founding Fathers.  Here’s what I found:

Norman Thomas…six-time presidential candidate on the Socialist party ticket said “The American people will never vote for Socialism, but under the name of ‘Liberalism’ the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day, America will be a socialist nation without knowing how it happened.  I no longer need to run as a Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party.  The Democrat Party has adopted our platform”

Some readers of Tidbits are perhaps too young to remember that under the Truman administration, it was proposed that we have a compulsory federally funded health insurance program for all people in the United States.  The American people at the time were adamantly opposed and soundly rejected the idea…so it was scrapped.

In 1961, Ronald Reagan said “One of the traditional methods of imposing socialism on a people has been by way of medicine.  It’s very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project.”  Reagan wasn’t even president at the time.

In spite of the American people being on record for not wanting socialized medicine,  Democrat Congressman Foran introduced the Foran Bill.  This was the idea that all people of social security age should be brought under a program of compulsory health insurance.  This would not only be the senior citizens and their dependents, but also for those who were disabled.

Congressman Foran was subscribing to the “foot in the door” philosophy because he said “If we can only break through and get our foot inside the door, then we can expand the program after that.” The Socialists themselves had this to say.  “Once the Foran bill is passed, this nation will be provided with the mechanism for socialized medicine capable of indefinite expansion in every direction until it includes the entire population.”  which is exactly what the Socialists wanted.


As history shows, the Bill  passed…not under the Foran name because by this time, he was out ofoffice.  The final product was the Kerr-Mills bill which passed, and Medicare was attached to the Social Security progam.  Now, under President Obama, the third and final leg of the Socialist’s scheme;  Compulsory health insurance for the remaining populace.

James Madison in 1788 said “Since the general civilization of mankind, Ibelieve there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation.”

I believe we would all do well by taking those words to heart…and remember…the nearest cousins to Socialism are Liberalism and Communism!  Is that the CHANGE we the people voted for?



Walgreens.  Hah!  You thought I was gonna say Walmart, huh?  That’s because Walmart is the only business that attracts Union shills posing as environmentalists while trying to block Walmart’s expansion plans.  Ever wonder why it’s only Walmart they’re trying to step on?

Walgreens Drug is in the process of expanding it’s store at East Avenue and Cohasset Road.  Two buildings were torn down to make way for the new, improved, and bigger Walgreens.  In addition, as if a bigger drug store wasn’t enough, Walgreens is building ANOTHER store from the ground up on the corner of East Avenue and the Esplanade.  That location is right across the street from Rite Aid.

Funny thing.  I don’t hear any of those Union shills (posing as environmentalists) pointing out how all those new Walgreen stores might cause Rite Aid employees to lose their jobs.  Nobody pointing out how the additional store at East Avenue and the Esplanade will complicate an already overburdened traffic problem.

I haven’t heard a single complaint about Longs/CVS Pharmacy building a new drug store on the corner of Esplanade and Lassen avenue.  That makes THREE Longs/CVS Drug stores within five miles of each other.  Do you hear anybody screaming “Oh no, not another Longs.”?

Why is it that it’s only Walmart that gets slapped around?  Answer?  The chain is non-Union.  It’s as simple as that.  The Union would love to get in there and try to “organize” Walmart’s employees.  There’s a lotta’ money to be had from Union dues–if only the Union could just get in there and get its hands into the pockets of those employees.  Sor far, no dice!

So, when you read and hear from the shills about how a Walmart expansion will cause (fill in the store name here) to go out of business, do you think they really care?  Nope!  When you hear the shills scream about all that CO2 being put into the air because of all that traffic on Forest Avenue, do you think they really care?  Nope!

All they’re trying to do is thwart Walmart…any way and every way they can.  They’re not complaining about Walgreens expansion and building, or Longs/CVS expansion and building…no screaming about all that extra CO2 in the air around East Avenue and the Esplanade, and no worrying about which drug store will put the other out of business.

So now, Walmart’s expansion plans are back before the Chico City Council after having been denied by the Planning Commission on those very grounds mentioned above…CO2 and traffic.

Having met all proper requirements, mitigation and other regulations, Walmart has every right to expand and improve its business, just as every other business in Chico enjoys those same rights (whether they’re Union….or not.)