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Deming, NM

Starmax trouble

This is what I've learned: Whether in band (I still have my spats), sports, parties or dances; you get out of them what you put into them. So If you really want a smashing Senior dance this year that is better than last year's Senior dance...wait a minute...did you flunk 12th grade? Anyway, where was I? If you really love dances, then YOU yourself get others your age and inclination to spearhead a rocking(?) dance. There's nothing that says youngsters can't take charge and fund and organize a great dance. Me and my sister did all by ourselves with our own money back in our country highschool two succesive years. EVERYBODY CAME to it. It's a matter of passion. And on that note, all us folks who by now are short on time are looking at you folks who are long on time. We're wondering if you're going to handle our country we hand off like you're going to handle this opportunity for a memory-making dance while you're yet young. Nobody owes Nobody Nothing. You have to make success for yourself BY YOURSELF.  (Apr 16, 2013 | post #54)

Deming, NM

Ray retires

Plus what the story didn't mention is that Ray was a micro-philanthrope r of sorts. Mr. and Mrs. Trejo should be recognized as merchants who would let poor kids buy shoes and socks and neccesities at 5 or 10% of retail if Ray sensed they were needy. He didn't ask them about it; but he just somehow rightly knew there was an immediate need. Ray met that need without regard to his bottom line, so I give his family a heart-felt SALUTE! Take 'er easy, Ray and may you enjoy many years of well-deserved leisure time.  (Apr 4, 2013 | post #1)

Deming, NM

Bellcranks Government Crash Course

By now I've piqued the interest of young people from all backgrounds like those coming out of Cezar Chavez high school into reaching for great heights and going into government. Yet they wonder what it takes to get elected. Well, besides the hurdle that you have to be part of that elite 18% of of Cezar Chavez enrollees who eventually graduate, you need some personal attributes to become a United States Legislator; some real special virtues that tower above the rest of us who vote. 1.) You need to have razor-sharp intelligence. Like Shiela Jackson Lee when at her NASA Mars Mission Funding hearing demanded to hear of the military brass if they'd be able to take pictures of the flag that earlier astronauts placed there back in 1969. 2. ) You need to have impeccable moral rectitude. Like Barney Frank when his live-in boyfriend was running a gigilo service out of Barney's apartment. Barney did the right thing: He denied knowing what goes on in his own apartment. Can the rest of us rise to that standard? 3.) You need to be a rock-ribbed defender of your party's standards like John Boehner. Okay, bad example. You need to offer modest resistance against the other party, like John Boehner. Okay, bad example. You need to be useless as teets on a boar, but have a good tan. Ah! Like John Boehner. If you got those, you're on your way to Washington, kiddo. And when you get there, don't look back. Roll up your sleeves and plunder that treasury! Chisel away our liberties before we hurt ourselves with them. Slap leins against our young kids' wages once they grow up and begin earning. What are working schlubs doing with their own take-home pay? Their too dumb to need it. YOU need it. You're our politician!  (Mar 24, 2013 | post #3)

Deming, NM

Bellcranks Government Crash Course

So once a committee has taken an idea for a bill and gouged all common sense out of it, they present it for chamber vote. If it looks like it's going to pass the whole chamber, THAT is the magical time; the time when each member puts a turd-in-the-couch- cushion called 'pork' or 'pork-barrel spending' in that bill. It's a bribe buried in deep in the fine print aimed at the other members and it goes like this: ' my vote which would push this bill over the top to victory could be bought for (hypothetically) another military base in my home town right across the street from my existing military base so that they could play badmintton with each other...' Or....'I want to build a bridge to nowhere and I want your people to pay for it...' Then they bat it to the the other chamber and they do the same until it gets sent to the Executive Branch of Government to be signed into Law, pending the Judical Branch's legal review. All of our Legislature's accomplishments belong in the Hall of Fame, since they shape and sculp our lives. (see footnote B) They range in spectrum from, the naive category (Daylight Savings Time, etc.) to the onerous and wrong category (Affirmative Action, E.P.A., etc.) to the depraved and treasonous category ( 13th Amendment, letting women drive, etc.) If you love, like, or even tolerate your Congressman, let him know! It is your duty as a citizen to encourage her with words like, "I don't care what you did to my grandkids' bring-home wages once they grow up, I'm among the 9% - 11% of Americans who think you're okay!" Footnote B By 'lives' congress presumes that you made it past the 2nd trimester of infancy, ya lucky little punk. Because, just because you have a beating heart and can hear and love and learn in the womb at 188 days old, they'd fund agencies to chop your little arms and legs off and vacuum the remains of your little ass out of there and thrown in the dumpster so they can retain the 'single mother' voter constituent.  (Mar 23, 2013 | post #2)

Deming, NM

Bellcranks Government Crash Course

We the people have what is called a Bi-Cameral legislature. It comes from the Latin term which roughly translates, ' ..about as useful to an Anglo Saxon as a two-humped camel..'. The House of Representatives is comprised of about 430 message-runners who carry our regional worries to Washington. Our territories also send in a Representive who can gripe but not vote since their people DO NOT PAY TAX but are guarenteed full protection, currency and postage stamps. Not a bad booby-prize. The Senate is comprised of 100 entities to represent the interests of their States. Remember, States are not people nor are they the Federal Government. If a State wants to be governed by a Monarchy or a Church or a Family, it could. No one outside a State can tell how a State shall govern except that State. If you doubt me, then test your thinking: Why do we have Senators to begin with? Here's how our legislature works. A committee is formed. Those members then pay back the members who appointed them with special favors later like retirement perks, land swaps, gay nephews admitted in the Airforce Academy, law-firm assasinations tit-for-tat...that kind of thing. At some point, a member is supposed to emerge with what you or you neighbor would like to see become LAW. That happens.....about as often as Amelia Erhart emerges holding his arm. <more to follow>  (Mar 21, 2013 | post #1)

Deming, NM

...all non-essential federal government workers....

We hear that phrase all the time lately. Holy-Triple-Redund ancy, Batman! Take it on down to the lower levels of government and ask yourself this, "When is the last time any government worker was ESSENTIAL to me?" The only reason a moral and sane person deals with a goverment worker is to yield their old freedoms and stay within the bounds of newly-formed laws which our insatiable government creates daily.  (Mar 6, 2013 | post #1)

Columbus, NM

Pilot dies after small plane crashes in Deming

Besides, would you as an honest journalist trust the findings of people milling around in blue courderoy jackets?  (Mar 6, 2013 | post #5)

Columbus, NM

Pilot dies after small plane crashes in Deming

Matt, have a nearby 2nd-grader read my post above to you while you sit down and try to concentate. Then I'm going to type s-l-o-w-l-y just for you. Ready? The FAA handles ongoing air operations oversight and administrative matters. The N.T.S.B. handles crash investigations and recommendations; be it air or waterway or hazmat, etc. Watch it with the excessive question marks in your post or I'll cram your right pinky in, bud.  (Mar 1, 2013 | post #4)

Deming, NM

Pilot dies after small plane crashes in Deming

Relax everyone. Our State Police are investigating - so says this article. Our boys in blue are sharp as ever to glom onto a news-getter to reinforce their importance. The only snag is - they have no authority to make crash investigations nor make post-finding recommendations. That's the job of the N.T.S.B.(tin-kicke rs in trade vernacular) That's why we get articles like this. Some Local Post Leutennant crafts a line of bunk and shoves it in a reporter's face and says, "Print this, or else, BUDDY......" It's budget-survival. It's good marketing of a bad product. They've traded, 'State Police; the Man'...for 'State Police; the Brand'  (Feb 28, 2013 | post #1)

Deming, NM

...The Night They Drove Ole' Dixie Down...

That haunting old song by 'The Band' sounds so good to my bones and its meaning rings clearer with each day's news from washington. My countrymen and I are into our 5th year of gub'ment's seige upon Family, Tradition, Salvation and Property; there will soon come a second insurrection. This time we will prevail.  (Feb 23, 2013 | post #1)

Deming, NM

Many charter high schools see low 4-year grad rates

So as I predicted, the marxist-named Cezar Chavez taxpayer-funded highschool has a %71.5 failure rate. wow........(yawn) i'm gobsmacked. never, uh...saw that one coming. show me a person who's surprised that i end up right and i'll show you a person who's surprised that the light in their fridge comes on each and every time time they open it's door. i'm right that often.  (Feb 22, 2013 | post #1)

Deming, NM

Deming citizens draw master plan for downtown

Dear Jackie, You spoke my heart. It ALWAYS worries me when I don't see kids out. It's down right eerie. There is ill in the air when you don't see new generations doing what we did at that same age. But specifically, I believe Dr. Williams ( I hope I got that name right- anyway, the guy smart enough to get away from Blue Skies medical care before they all get frog-marched into Riker's Island) coaches girls softball complete with good techniques for throwing. The gymnastics outfit south of town takes your money month after month, but when you want a minute of their time to request a modest fit for your kid's leotards to be purchases for shows, they won't have a minute to talk to english speakers. Only mexican-speakers. But whatever you do, don't try to report a child sexual abuse crime to the Deming Police Dept., or that tall sergeant who wears a hat inside will berate you publicly so badly you just wish you moved on back to Kansas and forgot the whole Southwest.  (Feb 1, 2013 | post #11)

Artesia, NM

We Need the By-Pass Road B4 Sheriff Office or Fire station

2 land owners refusing to play nice...'? '...land owners get over themselves...'? I don't care what offer some damn politician commission offers a property owner, the price to pay is the price the property owner wants! The idea of a private property is an antiquated notion to marxists like you but we're NOT in Moscow or Chavez' Venezuela or North Korea or China yet. We're still in the U.S.A and you'll have to scream and flail and blow you nose on your Che Guevara T-shirt. There are too many of us old timers still around who have a United States Constitution in our home.  (Jan 4, 2013 | post #6)

Artesia, NM

Houghton released on own recognizance

"...It might not feel good to be in that position, but you didn't go to jail for following the law...." ----- My ignorance of this case notwithstanding, your 'cop' mentality gives you away so now you've earned my response: Good people everywhere go to jail EVERY DAY for following the law. Some stay, some get released - each without appology but all seared with a public stain that can never, NEVER be washed away. Each and every day is a day I must work on forgiving Law Enforcement.  (Dec 31, 2012 | post #52)

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