Carl Rullman for President: The Next Generation–Breaking free of the political left’s emotional hostages

As we watch the fiscal collapse of Greece, consider that they are about two to three years ahead of The United States in the debt crises–why, because public schools in the United States have been following a “global education” formula that is quite popular with superintendents like Lakota’s Karen Mantia. Watch the video below to see how similar the problems in Greece are to our problems in America over public education.

Carl Rullmann of West Chester should be President of the United States for what he said in regards to the Lakota School System floating the idea of a “permanent improvement” levy in 2013 that public schools all over Ohio are clamoring for due to dwindling state funding sources.  Carl said he would not support a permanent improvement levy in the Lakota district.  He said school districts should be spending their money more effectively, with the main focus on student learning—what a radical concept!  Specifically, he said “As a voter, I wouldn’t support a levy because the schools are in good shape; maintenance is an operating expense not capital.  Parents have jumped in and done things when busing was reduced and sports fees were raised.  There are plenty of avenues for kids to engage in activities in West Chester.  Schools are for education and teaching kids about the Constitution.”  Well said Mr. Rullman, well said indeed!


You can read the whole article about this issue from the Pulse Journal which goes into more detail and exemplifies the financial bottomless pit mentality that many of these public education advocates utter.


Of course that article features a nice picture of kids playing on a playground designed to appeal to the parents who aren’t much older than the children they send to the school, who have not yet developed an understanding of fiscal awareness—since they barely know how to balance their own check books.  But the article wisely discusses how it will be up to parents to come together in PTA groups if they want to pay for things like play grounds, band electives and other extracurricular activities.  This sounds like a much better activity for those groups instead of sitting around each other’s dinner tables complaining about me, or camping outside of Kroger stores trying to smear my name publically.  They might even lose some weight getting up off their butts—which is good for everyone.


In the past education institutions have allowed private fundraisers to contribute to capital projects in small amounts to make the community feel like they are a part of the process of operating a public school, but have discouraged such behavior behind the scenes keeping the fiscal numbers low and uneventful.  Public education institutions universally desire increased taxes on property values for the bulk of their budgets because it fulfills a philosophical commitment that all public schools are dedicated to—centrally controlled education that is attached like a cancer cell to real estate values of a community—so that the school can use that relationship as an extortion tool when it needs funding increases keeping the government on the mind of all residents as an ominous authority figure.   


When a group I was involved in tried to give $10,000 to a community fund in early 2012 shortly after a school levy defeat the public relations megaphones went into overdrive to come after me personally.  When I tried to give the check to a member of the athletic staff at Lakota in front of the TV cameras of Channel 5, Channel 19 and the Cincinnati Enquirer nobody showed up from the school even though it had been arranged before hand.  I knew before the check was written that the school would throw a fit which is why I agreed to do it because it took away the emotional leverage that the schools utilize to extort money away from busy parents and would expose the hypocrisy.  It was after that event that I had a major melt-down with that particular institution which can be heard in more detail in a recent speech I gave.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.


I know that there have been attempts by community members to completely pay for the band activities, and sports programs with private donations, but Lakota has discouraged all such activity because they know that if the community took control of all those funding mechanisms that they would lose the emotional leverage they use against the community to garner tax increase approvals—so the schools have dug their own holes with restrictive, and unimaginative funding models.  I would argue that Lakota could nearly fund its entire $160 million dollar plus budget with donations and fees from the community that wish to send their kids to the school by-passing the tax revenue from the state completely.  There is enough wealth in the Lakota district and enough overly zealous parents willing to pour infinite amounts of money into their children that could fund everything and anything that Lakota would ever need.  But……………..the schools are not about teaching children, and this is the hypocritical reality behind the whole school funding mess–schools are about government control of local communities—and are designed to attach themselves to every home in every corner of the entire country linking us all to Washington D.C. in a marriage made in Hell—without giving us the opportunity for a divorce. 


I don’t want to pay for public education for the next 40 or 50 years of my life.  I don’t like it, I don’t respect it, I think it is destroying children, and I don’t want to pour thousands of dollars of my income per year into a failing institution—yet I’m expected to out of some yearning to care for tomorrow’s children.  Well, the parents are responsible for those children—I already raised my kids and my views are reflected in Carl Rullman’s quite effective comments.  He is 100% right, the schools are only tasked with basic education functions and should be concerned with learning about the U.S. Constitution, which of course is spit upon by the national teacher unions who are openly committed to global communism.  Those are not the kind of people I want teaching America’s future generations—so I view any money given to those organizations as a complete waste.  I wouldn’t vote for an operating levy for my public school either and I certainly wouldn’t vote for a capital improvement levy.  Instead, I’d like to see the supporters of those schools to pay not just the $5000 per year in property taxes on their homes, but $10,000 to $20,000 per year in tuition so Lakota can operate at the level they expect.  After all, it is they who want the service—I don’t—so they should be the ones to pay for that service.   


But common sense permeates in Carl Rullman’s words, and I hope that more people like emerge in 2013 to fight these kinds of battles that are sure to emerge on the backs of our communities children.  He has a lot more patience with the levy whores than I do, and he is a great voice for our community—and I thank God that he is out there in the world doing what I wish everyone did—speak his mind and resist the temptation to be everyone’s friend.  Sometimes the responsible thing is to tell people NO.  And in public schools, they need to learn what the word NO means—and the politicians that have provided public education with a gravy train of looted tax money in exchange for votes need to learn that meaning as well.  Thanks to people like Carl Rullman, educrats are hearing “NO” for the second and third time, and are beginning to understand what it means. 

Rich Hoffman

Who’s Responsible for the “Fiscal Cliff”: Most likely, you are

As the nation prepares to plunge over the “fiscal cliff” of 2013 with $16.3 trillion dollars in debt, and the promise of increased taxes on every American tax payer—not the moochers—the roughly 50% who do not pay taxes, but the actual tax payers who have their incomes taxed because they are productive; the finger-pointing begins as to who is at fault.  Well dear reader, I will tell you who is at fault—and I’m happy to proclaim it as I have made my own internal arrangements to legally avoid my tax hikes.  I will not stand for being robbed by the idiots who caused this mess.  I will not work harder to slave for the bad decisions of the people who are at fault for the “fiscal cliff.”  America is not a “good for one, good for all” kind of place.  I am not “connected” to the fools of bad thought, and do not feel compelled to help those who are listed below with the mismanagement of their individual lives which has caused the current crises.


The people, who are at fault for the “fiscal cliff”— not necessarily in the order of importance, are those who are willing to pay for their food at McDonald’s with a credit card.  It is the congressman who would rather play golf with the president, than to do the job he was elected for.  It’s the President of the United States who believes more in socialism than capitalism.  It’s the woman who puts her career in front of her family leaving the children emotionally bankrupt.  It’s the father who would rather watch Monday Night Football at Hooters with his friends than to sit at a dinner table with his family.  It’s the woman who is on her third husband in a decade, and on the man who just left his wife of twenty years for a 23-year-old girl younger than his own daughters.  It’s the idiots who would rather spend their Friday evenings getting drunk than reading a book.  It’s the welfare mother who just gave birth to her fourth child in 6 years by all different men so she can qualify for more government assistance.  It’s the over-weight fool who has spent 35 years overeating to the point they can barely get up off a couch then expect someone else to cover their medical expenses as they are perpetually sick.  It’s the teacher who lies to themselves that they are in the teaching profession to care for children when in reality it’s really for the money and the shopping sprees it affords them.  It’s the lobbyist who would sell their country up the river in a heartbeat for a lap dance at Archibald’s on K-Street while their wives brag to their friends about what “great guys” their powerful—well connected husbands are.  It’s the woman who turns a blind eye to her husband’s indiscretions in trade for diamond ear-rings on Christmas.  It’s the woman who would rather work a job so she can get away from the pressure of being a mother then blame her child’s failures on a public school.  It’s the man who sent his son to college on an athletic scholarship so that the boy can have a shot at professional athletics.  It’s the gamblers who are still at the slot machines at a casino at 3:30 in the morning spending the last of their weekly paycheck waiting for the buffet to open for breakfast which they charge on a credit card because they’ve lost all their money.  It’s the news reporter who slanted their stories to fill an ideology they inherited during journalism school; instead of using what their critical mind tells them is right.  In short, the people most corrosive, most destructive, most diabolical and the most responsible for the “fiscal cliff” are those who blindly serve an institutional system in some fashion or another, and have strayed from individual responsibility.  They are commanded by their social weaknesses instead of commanding their daily lives.


There are of course many more types of people who are responsible for the “fiscal cliff” and the moral bankruptcy that America is now in.  But the above description paints the picture effectively.  My view of those types is that they created their own problems, and it is not my responsibility to save them from their own stupidity with extra tax money—which is what additional taxes are really going to fund—more of the above behavior.  The problem is, until the above issues are addressed, America will always have a debt problem because the root of the problem is greater than money.  It is a rot of the human soul that the fools above seek to fill with material possession which skews all the raw data needed to solve the actual “fiscal cliff.”  I realize that the best way to teach America the hard lesson it needs to straighten out the behavior above is to let them fall off the cliff, and to plummet to a painful crash.  Only then might they listen the next time we come near a “cliff” of any kind.  Maybe then they’ll listen when people of logic and reason tell them to be careful with their lives and treat every aspect of living as a precious moment worthy of great care.  Because the debts of our society are a lot of little things that add up to trillions of dollars and the people who created that debt do not deserve to be a part of “the land of the free, and the home of the brave.”  Such disreputable characters are not worthy of the honor to call themselves Americans when all they have done to contribute to the nation is debt.


Don’t ask me to pay for their bad behavior—because I won’t do it.  I realize that I just insulted most of the people reading this—but tough.  A thousand fools does not trump the brilliance of a creative individual who lives on the side of goodness.  Such is a problem of democracy and the demise of fools who seek to cover their folly by the good deeds of the few by force of the federal government and the armies of the destitute employed by their tyranny. 

Rich Hoffman

Best Thing of 2013, ‘The Lone Ranger’: Memories of the “William Tell Overture”

As we close out the year of 2012, some might ask what I am most hopeful for in 2013—what I most desire out of the upcoming year—world peace, the resurgence of the American economy, or even the announcement that humans will colonize the moon and begin a manufacturing industry there. No, what I want out of 2013 is far better than all those things, and as was just announced, it looks like I might get it. Hans Zimmer has just been announced as the musical composer for the new Lone Ranger film that is being done by the same people who did the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and I am ESTATIC about all these combinations coming together in this updated western.

I have loved The Lone Ranger my entire life. I used to watch re-runs of the old Republic serials on TV with my grandfather as far back as I can remember. In fact, my grandpa—the one who taught me how to use a bullwhip, shoot a gun, and avoid detection from the law as he was a former moonshine runner–used to play The Lone Ranger theme song on his banjo in the kitchen while my grandmother made friend chicken and chopped potatoes fried in pig fat. The Lone Ranger may have been my very first memory as a child of about one and a half years old. In fact from age 1 to about 5 years old my beliefs of what a man should be was summed up in three heroic characters, Zorro, Popeye the Sailor, and The Lone Ranger. To this very day all three of those characters resonate in my daily life more than any other influence and it was that Lone Ranger theme song played on a banjo by my grandfather that rings in my head almost every minute of every day—and I love it dearly.

The William Tell Overture will always be a treasured bit of music to me because my grandfather pounded it into my subconscious and I will always adore him for it. In the darkest days of my life when things sometimes seemed to be overwhelmingly evil that theme song to the classic Lone Ranger westerns bounced around in my mind to always show me the light. And yes, like the Lone Ranger sometimes the fight against evil means that good men do have to wear a mask, they do have to conceal their identity to hide their loved ones from the harm of their heroic crusades. However, these days, I prefer the methods of Popeye the Sailor. I no longer attempt to hide, I just eat spinach and proclaim, “I am what I am and that’s all that I am.” If you don’t like it, take a hike.

But the William Tell Overture playing while the Lone Ranger rode his trusted horse Silver to fight against the worst that resides in the hearts of mankind is a theme I have always trusted and I imagine that Hans Zimmer will pay tribute to it in some fashion—if not, he is perfectly capable of inventing something that is even better if that could possibly be imagined. I am quite a fan of Hans Zimmer, so much so that the CD player in our car has been playing the soundtrack to Pirates of the Caribbean and Dark Knight Rises for over a year now every time we get in to drive somewhere.

My new grandson is about three months old and I have been working with him teaching him the art of the bullwhip. He watches me intently but can’t yet grip the handle under his own control. He can only wiggle with enthusiasm at the intense sound it makes. I recognize that like my grandfather did for me, I will have to do the same kind of thing for my own grandson, and I will. The foundations are already set, and it pleases me greatly to think that good old Disney is reinventing The Lone Ranger just in time for my grandson to carry on a tradition that my own grandfather started with me. If I have it my way, he will be wearing a black mask, a white hat and riding around a white horse everywhere he goes within a couple short years. And he will be going with us to see The Lone Ranger even though he will only be 10 months old when it comes out over the summer. If anything, the little boy will at least register some of the images with the stirring Hans Zimmer score that is sure to be magnificent.

So 2013 will be good for me, you can bet on it. I remember like it was yesterday how my grandfather looked in a sweaty white t-shirt in an un-air-conditioned farm-house kitchen plucking away at his banjo the William Tell Overture as my grandmother slaved over a hot stove stirring fried potatoes as evaporated pig grease dripped from the vent hood. The desire to be more than just an average man, the desire to be a good guy fighting the destitute, the corrupt, the very epitome of evil was thrust into my mind with the banjo strings of my grandfather and those old Republic serials of the Lone Ranger and his trusted horse Silver.

I simply can’t wait to see Johnny Depp as Tonto in Monument Valley. The new Lone Ranger film by the makers of Pirates of the Caribbean and distributed by The Walt Disney Company has great promise to be the next great western in a tapestry of tradition that has been vanquished by a modern age more akin to the villains of the classic westerns, than the heroes who rode white horses and hid their identity behind a black mask. It’s a sad commentary that good men must wear a mask, as evil has far too much control, and it will remain so as long as villainy is promoted as merit. That is something the adults who raised me never stood for, and that tradition will be passed on to a new generation. Hans Zimmer’s new musical score will make my job thankfully easier when The Lone Ranger hits theaters this upcoming July 2013.


Rich Hoffman


Gandalf for President: Glenn Beck talks about “The Hobbit”

By now everyone has probably seen for themselves why The Hobbit is such a magnificent movie, and why I have written so much about it.  Peter Jackson is one of the great directors of our time in that he took one of the greatest books and put it on the screen as it was written which was no easy task.  It is clear that The Hobbit is not just a movie like all the other entertainment options available at the theater, but is in a class by itself.  It is also clear that many of the people who made it are finding the Christian parallels difficult to explain away out of fear that they might not work again in film industry run by producers who have become like Smoug in the movie—sitting on a pile of stolen gold.  The dragon Smoug is drunk for power, which is the great theme of The Hobbit and it is difficult for people to see the movie and not see themselves in one of the characters.  A powerful story always has this effect and is the sign of a lasting mythology.  Those who don’t like The Hobbit are clearly seeing themselves as the villains of The Hobbit—they are like Smoug, the Orcs, or even the Ring Wraths who are trying to come back into the world from the land of the dead. The Hobbit covers within its story line all the various degrees of evil that can be easily seen in modern life and puts it into context—which is a great benefit to the minds of man.  Many however who see The Hobbit are likely to see themselves as the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as Glenn Beck did when he covered this new film and its literary legacy over time on a recent episode of The Blaze TV.  The Hobbit is meant to appeal to those types of people and to provide them with courage as they navigate through the many evils that we all encounter in day-to-day life outside of books and movies.  For me however, I do not relate to The Hobbits very much.  They are way too timid for my liking—instead it is the wizard Gandalf that I directly relate to.  It is Gandalf the Grey that I understand and why I love the story of The Hobbit so much.

Peter Jackson like J.R.R. Tolkien understood that if he came out and overtly proclaimed that the messages in The Hobbit were essentially Christian that the other religions of the world would take offense.   Wisely, Jackson has avoided such comparisons during the making of the movie in New Zealand.  Even more remarkable were the various labor disputes that my readers here will recognize with my frequent articles about teacher unions in The United States.  The same type of radicalism is present in the film industry and it gets harder every year to deal with the increasing costs of making profitable movies as unionized labor has pushed up those costs to unsustainable heights.  This is one of the reasons that The Walt Disney Company is now picking up so many profitable properties such as Marvel Comics and Star Wars, because they are mythmaking machines, and have the revenue streams to deal with the labor unions through other businesses such as theme parks—for now.  But projects like The Hobbit to be as epic as it deserves has to be made as cheaply as possible—and it took the actors who played in The Hobbit to display a lot of courage to commit to these Hobbit films.  On top of that, the Tolkien family was split over the success of the Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films and wanted to dissociate with Jackson’s work.  Peter Jackson masterfully navigated all these production perils to tell the magnificent story of The Hobbit that can be shared with audiences.    Without question the son of J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher remembered the stories his father wrote for him to be much less action packed than Jackson presented  in movie theaters, but ultimately Peter Jackson understood that Christopher is not unlike Bilbo Baggins himself, and is prone to out-bursts protecting his father’s legacy as he remembered it.  So Jackson blew off the family rift to make the movie he envisioned anyway.  You can read about some of these issues at this link:

So it is a small miracle that The Hobbit was even made—and it is a larger miracle that it was made so well by so many people.  Actors know it is unpopular for them to play in a movie that is so obviously taking a stand on good and evil when the progressive labor unions they must join to work, and the other studios they hope to get work from are filled with progressive movie producers.  Being involved with a movie like The Hobbit will earn the actors respect forever from millions of fans, but they will have their work in The Hobbit held against them in future roles and most of them will not get “rich” off their work in The Hobbit, so they will feel pain from their decision.   The Hobbit will be blacklisted by the Academy Awards because of the labor dispute mentioned in the article above.  There was a lot against The Hobbit; there was every excuse for the film to fall short which of course it didn’t.

But the Gandalf in me sees a bigger work at play here, and that is that The Hobbit is so incredibly needed by our present civilization.  Evil is very much at work in our modern world and it rides the backs of progressives like Orcs ride the backs of those giant wolves in the film.  Evil works within the collectivism of the labor unions, it works mindlessly in politics, in religion destroying stalemates, in sheer greed, and many who watch The Hobbit and hate it recognize that they are one of the villains in the movie—so Academy Award snubs should be expected and considered a privilege.  The movie The Hobbit based religiously on the original work by J.R.R. Tolkien but upgraded enough to carry the mind of today’s youth, is about facing down evil and living to tell about it.  Without this confrontation with evil, the world as we know it will crumble away into nothing, which is the entire point of the film.

There are a mere handful of films over Hollywood’s history that do what The Hobbit has done, films like It’s a Wonderful Life, The Sound of Music, and of course Star Wars, that so accurately captures the hopes and dreams of our society and paints a picture that is so clearly understood.   The Hobbit is a special film because it steps up and over the many evil forces that desired with drool running down its mouth to stop goodness from being shown to a mass audience for the inspiration toward good that would fill the minds of millions with hope.  The Hobbit provides genuine assurance without the distraction of obvious religion to separate the mind from the contents of a powerful story.  It is in this way that evil finds that it cannot advance easily upon the minds of man—when those minds can see it coming a mile away, The Hobbit teaches in story form what that evil looks like and how it works so it can be seen in reality.  That is why I love Gandalf so much, because he is able to assemble all the parts of the story to work toward an aim to thwart the work of evil, even when those evil doers are his own friends.  Gandalf knows enough to protect himself with a simple Hobbit while he goes on his crusade on behalf of the good.  And now audiences everywhere can do the same.  This is why I most identify with Gandalf, and somehow I think that Peter Jackson does too.  Jackson might tell the public that he is a simple Hobbit, so that he can make his films, but his mind is like that of Gandalf—a master manipulator on behalf of a good that nobody can yet see—but only the wise master of all things, a mediator between Heaven and Earth and crusader for everything that is good, and an enemy to all that is evil.

Gandalf for President!

Rich Hoffman


Going on Vacation: Journey to ‘The Old Republic’

Christmas with my family is always full of a reverence for Star Wars.  In the picture below one of my daughters can be seen with my young nephew’s Millennium Falcon miniature during the opening of our 2012 presents.  Young and old alike in our family love Star Wars and it is something that we all share when our large family gets together.IMAGE_556

My wife and I are going on a much-needed vacation.  We are going to a place that does not have cumbersome rules, does not have intrusive TSA agents, overpriced drinks and food, noisy hotel rooms with struggling ice makers, oppressive governments, complacent taxi drivers, and stupid border policies.  We are going to a place that allows us to immerse ourselves into the kind of society that shares our sense of value and does not punish us for destroying bad guys.   In fact, in the place we are going, destroying bad guys is desired, and encouraged—and it is there that we can truly be ourselves.  For our 2013 vacation, we are going to a place that is not stuck in the rut that human society currently finds itself in technically, emotionally, spiritually, and fundamentally.

IMAGE_558We have traveled to many places over the years and while I enjoy the experience of new, faraway lands, there are so many limits that often prevent fully enjoying those places that we are looking for something different—something that gives us the freedom to do as we please whenever we wish to do it.  You cannot go these days to the resorts in Mexico without seeing armed teenagers patrolling the beaches, and you cannot even fly without some pervert TSA agent trying to sneak nude photos of your spouse through security checks.  And you can’t go to a resort town without getting overly taxed and soaked financially by the minute as parasites thrust themselves upon you the minute you enter their town.  The food is often too expensive, parking is outrageous, and there are just too many rules these days to enjoy anything.  I had been looking at taking my wife to Venezuela to camp, hike, and explore Angel Falls, but that country is reeking with socialism so it’s off limits to us.  I thought about Australia, but they have no guns and are digging out from their relationship with Socialist International.  I thought about Greece to visit the monuments there, but of course they are in financial ruin.  The same with Spain, France and northern Africa—I thought about Egypt, but they are under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood—so all those exotic vacation destinations feature unstable governments and overly restrictive laws that prevent fully enjoying travel there.  I mean if you’re going to spend $20,000 on a vacation, you should be able to enjoy it and not put up with all the crap discussed above.IMAGE_559

That is why I gave my wife for Christmas this year tickets to a new kind of travel experience, one that we haven’t done before together.   Instead of buying a plane ticket to some faraway place this time, we are going to inner space, to a galaxy far, far away, a long time ago.  For the same price of a couple of airline tickets to Europe I was able to get two new super computers so we can play Star Wars: The Old Republic online with our family members that are scattered all over The United States, fly our own star ships and hang out in the Jedi Temple to our hearts content fulfilling the mission objectives of the Jedi Order.  This vacation destination will allow us to live the kind of life that we really want to live in an environment that is more suited to our personal tastes.  The success or failure that we experience in that vacation destination is only limited by our imaginations, which are too vast for otherwise terrestrial travel.

The video game MMO Old Republic is an immense computer environment that cost Electronic Arts $200 million dollars to create and is the absolute latest in the Massive Multiplayer Online experience.  There is nothing like it that has ever been created, and it took some effort to get a hold of a couple of computers that would run the game successfully.  Old Republic features 17 planets that are fully developed and able to be explored leaving my wife and me with thousands of hours of limitless discovery that is freer than anywhere on planet Earth.  And in the game, we get our own spaceships to travel around that vast galaxy to all those planets in.  If bad guys get in our way we can just cut them down to get them out of our way—no courts, no lawyers, no jail time, nothing to stop our enjoyment of the environment.

When I was growing up I always loved the movie West World where the vacation destination was an old west town that let visitors live out their fantasy of being a deadly gunman shooting it out with robot hostiles.  Well, Old Republic is the closest thing to that reality the human race has so far created, and we don’t even have to leave our house to participate.  We can just roll out of bed, and jump into that world without even leaving our bedroom.  No taxes, no government, no politics, and virtually no rules—it is in my opinion the perfect environment.

I do plan to still keep up my work here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom, but for all practical purposes, my wife and I will be on vacation for a while and not available for life outside of our travels through the Old Republic.  The world outside of that vacation destination does not share with us our values, and it is not our task to bend our values to the degeneration of society.  Rather, we will seek out places for our entertainment time even if it means we must create them ourselves in a fictional environment like Old Republic.  The rewards of that life are much greater than the ones of reality which we are seeking a vacation from.

I’m feeling a bit like a farmer these days, I have planted many seeds and now I have to wait and watch them grow.  But between the time of planting and harvesting, I have some time to take a vacation, and rather than travel to some distant place, I’d rather go somewhere that I understand, that makes sense, and isn’t full of social parasites and stupid rules.  So if anyone wants to contact me, I will be there.   Look me up—of course the way to find me is through the ingame mail system sent to Overmanwarrior.  I’m on the sever, Jedi Covenant, under the legacy name, Swashbucklers.

Another one of my nephews and I spent much of his childhood playing a Star Wars game called X-Wing which was a space combat simulator, that it bonded our relationship forever.  It was very involved, and very exciting.  He remembers the experience so well that it has stayed with him for many years and still last to this day as he is now a grown man raising his own family in Florida.  We don’t have time to talk much anymore, but it is our memories of that game that gave us experiences that couldn’t be found anywhere else.  It meant so much to him that I was his Best Man at his wedding last summer.  CLICK HERE to see my speech at his wedding.  My daughter and her husband met on a Star Wars game called Galaxies that was the previous generation MMO to the current Old Republic.  He was a Galaxies player in England and she was from The United States in the safe confines of her bedroom.    They went on many missions together on that game and lived that life flying all over the galaxy well before either one of them could ever drive a car at 16 years old.  They became great friends and wanted to do in real life the kind of things they were doing on the game as far as adventure and discovery—so they got married.

I was working too hard and too often when all my kids were playing Galaxies.  My wife played it with everyone, but I simply didn’t have the time.  When my wife and I learned that the next generation Star Wars MMO would be a lot bigger, and much more involved than the old Galaxies we promised ourselves we would make time for it.  The game came out last December, but was buggy, and when my oldest daughter tried to play it, it crashed her computer from being so graphics intensive.  So I had decided to finish up my work on my book Tail of the Dragon and once the book launched and was out there in the world doing its thing, that I would buy a couple of super computers that could easily run the game, so my wife and I could play it together.

After Thanksgiving my son-in-law and I went to Micro Center where he declared that he would build the computers for me if I bought the parts, so we picked up a few thousand dollars worth of computer parts and he ended up building two eight core processor beasts that are the Millennium Falcons of the computer world.  The muscle of these computers are designed to easily run such a power draining game like Old Republic for thousands and thousands of hours with countless combat scenarios and exploration over 17 planets and counting.  Each of these planets is massive in their own right.  So that is where we will all be for at least a few months, if not the rest of the year.  At my home in Liberty Twp I have the ability to swim and sit in a Jacuzzi all year with marvelous views and total privacy.  In fact I have all the luxuries of a mountaintop chalet in Gatlinburg, Tennessee that would be found in the best of any vacation home.  And I have time to enjoy them.  What I haven’t had is the ability to travel unimpeded because of the various circumstances that are going on in the world currently with my various family members scattered all over where I can take my wife with me without strip searches, invasive hotel employees, and nosy governments.  Now, with Star Wars: The Old Republic my wife and I can travel all over a virtual galaxy with the youngest of our family and the oldest that have a hard time getting around due to old age.  In the MMO of Old Republic everyone is equal, and has new bodies to run around in once they have become familiar with that simulated environment and accepted it as a substitute for reality.

As for the seeds I’ve planted and the life that goes on in the real world, I will live by the laws of the American Constitution and I will protect it with force if necessary.  I do not accept the United Nations as having any governing ability over me or my family, and I do not accept the case record interpretation of the Constitution as it has been contemplated by inferior minds of looting lawyers and career politicians.  Such a case is the law signed one year ago by Obama and the gang, the NDAA Act.  As far as I’m concerned it is illegal and I do not recognize the authority of the government that signed it.  I follow the Constitution under my definitions and nothing else.  If those authorities have a problem with that, then they will have trouble with me.  I can defend myself against an army and that status will not change.  So don’t come to my door looking for loot to bail out the socialists, the communists, and the global power grabbers, when they run out of money because it will only piss me off.  I’m on vacation doing with my wife and extended family what I desire, which does not have any bearing on the rest of the world, so I don’t expect to hear from them.  It is bad enough that the only way I can see to have real freedom in this world is to play a game online in a fictional world, because the real one is oozing with decadence, loss of value, and restrictive living that is just a prolonged death sentence.IMAGE_557

Besides, in the real world I’ve already played this game out in my head to a check-mate on my perspective battles, and I must wait for those moves made in my head to play out in reality.  Those are the seeds that have been planted.  In the mean time, I am already on to the next stimulation for my mind, the next war, the next struggle over philosophic principles—and that battlefield is in a galaxy far, far away in a world known as The Old Republic.  That is where my wife and I will be vacationing, and enjoying our lives not just in luxury, but in never-ending combat and puzzles only the mind can unwrap.

Rich Hoffman


Doc Thompson Goes Nationwide: Stripping away more than cloths on the air for America’s benefit

One of the things that people most ask me when I’m out and about talking, is what will happen to Doc Thompson—what’s next for him?  They ask me because Doc and I made a lot of waves in Cincinnati when he was on 700 WLW and people enjoyed the playful way that he dealt with very serious topics.  Being a conservative talk show host with a lot of Marconi awards behind his many years of radio experience, Doc is one of those unusual people who have never let the cynicism of life catch up to him.  He has a quality that traditional Americans find refreshing, so when he recently left his radio jobs in Cincinnati and Richmond Virginia to fulfill a position in Detroit on 1270 AM people became concerned.  Then they nearly panicked when they learned that CBS radio was moving around their programming schedules, and that they might not get to hear Doc on the radio yet again.

In reality the opposite is true.  Doc Thompson is actually expanding—he’s about to go into syndication all over the nation which is a deal he has been working on for a long time.   The website that announces his next big step can be seen at the link below along with affiliate information for radio stations who want to bring his unique brand of radio to their airwaves.

Out of all the Doc Thompson broadcasts I’ve used here at the OW, the most popular, is his radio bit called “The Answer is C,” which was hilarious radio while at the same time making his point about why our society is in so much trouble presently.  CLICK HERE to revisit that monumental broadcast. 

Doc often fills in for Glenn Beck’s radio show when needed, so a national audience has already had a taste of what Doc has to offer.  But it was after the Thanksgiving 2012 broadcast on the Glenn Beck Program that Doc really showed how important his unique radio style could be in a nation that has never been so divided without being in open war.  It is Doc’s ability to tackle very serious issues with genuine humor that sets him apart from everyone else.  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to the entire broadcast from the Glenn Beck Show.

So don’t worry about not being able to hear Doc on the radio.  The truth is that Doc will be available more often and to a much wider audience.  So if you’d like to hear Doc and your local radio affiliate isn’t yet carrying him, send them an email asking them to become an affiliate.  They’ll appreciate the tip since it will instantly help their ratings, and you will have helped your community by bringing a real treasure in Doc Thompson to their radio airwaves.   Doc’s personal story reminds me a lot of the Howard Stern narrative shown in the movie Private Parts.  Doc has a long history of taking chances and jumping from job to job until he found just the right producer and home to build his unique brand.  But unlike Stern who became a household name by having women strip off their clothes on the air to shock audiences into listening, Doc does the opposite, he strips away the truth of Americas contemporary problems in ways that are equally enticing, shocking—but always in good taste.

Rich Hoffman


Letters of Hatred: A school bus crashes into a Fairfield home

As further proof of left winged hypocrisy that feels it has a right to preach their warped morality to the rest of us let me share with the class a correspondence I have had with William Schmidt over the last couple of days.  Schmidt is one of those types who believe that public education is the center point of our culture whereas I differ from him in believing it is the parent.  He believes in centralized collective connectivity whereas I believe in disconnected self-reliance and respect of personal sovereignty.  Just a few days before Christmas he felt empowered by the Sandy Hook massacre to write me because of the 6 educators who were killed protecting their students as if those acts of valor justified the many tragedies that are going on in public education otherwise.  I’m sure this guy has a wife and kids that love him, so I doubt he’s the epitome of evil, but just a guy with the wrong point of view.  Needless to say before the Holidays as family events and fun festivities are most on my mind, I really didn’t want to be reminded of the kind of people who have run our nation to the edge of the fiscal cliff.  His comments drew my mind away from what I’d rather think about, which just opened up all the raw anger I have for advocates of Keynesian economics.  He felt further that he had some kind of right to analyze my political strategy and other attributes to my personality—so I present the first parts of our conversation for study and comment.

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 12:08 AM, <> wrote:


It is interesting that you acknowledged that Stephan Round left his teaching job for reasons you seemed to agree with, but only identified 6 other educators from Connecticut who also left their positions at the hands of a home-schooled individual as being unarmed progressive advocates.  What you advocate might be easier to swallow if you had a heart.  You slipped up badly last March and you are trying to reestablish yourself by being more bizarre.  No one is going to believe that the teachers attempting to protect those children at Sandy Hook were simply greedy, communistic, radical, and self-serving.  Stephan Round may have done something bold, but to recognize it while belittling those that gave their lives is certainly not an American value and it shows your flaws as an advocate for anything.

William Schmidt

—–Original Message—–
From: Rich Hoffman
To: teenorm <>
Sent: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 6:18 am
Subject: Re:

Sorry dude, but you are not qualified to measure the worth of my heart,
or my strategy.  But thanks for writing.

Merry Christmas,


On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 6:51 PM, <> wrote:

Hey buddy,  let’s see if maybe I can take a measure of your heart.

When you saw the picture from the site below

didn’t your heart sort of say to you, I hope its Arnie’s house and I hope a teacher union member was driving.


While Schmidt’s first message might be considered well-thought, it can be seen how quickly it degraded into one that advocated violence.  My response to him I thought was very polite—I even gave him a way out to save face by wishing him a Merry Christmas.  Instead, he chose to respond with his hope that the bus that crashed through a Fairfield home was driven by a member of the teacher’s union trying to run over Arnie Engle who fights the levy attempts in Fairfield.  So while Schmidt felt entitled to lecture me on how I messed up in March of 2012 by calling my political rivals “fat assed prostitutes who will do anything for money” (more or less) he believes that he can wish for the injury of a tax resister like Arnie Engle in Fairfield by hoping that he was run over by a school bus—being driven by a member of the teacher’s union.  It is exactly this kind of thinking that caused people to camp outside a Kroger store in my community and attempt to publicly smear my name because they couldn’t win against me in a public debate.  CLICK HERE to hear me tell the story in a speech I gave to the Oxford Tea Party.  I will never forget that event or forgive it as long as I live.  It pissed me off that much, because of the intent behind the behavior.

For those like Schmidt who read here and want to know what I’m up to, or what I’m thinking, let me answer them all in one article, rather than writing a bunch of individual emails.  I have watched how Arnie Engle, and many other school board members who have tried to fight to keep taxes lower have been treated by the education establishment.  Educrats are radicalized monsters of selfishness and I have no sympathy for them, nor do I want to share my space with them. I see them as social parasites and I don’t want them around America’s children.  In fact, I don’t want people who think like William Schmidt to be anywhere near children.  He can think whatever he wants, but people like him should not have access to tax money to live off of while they teach American youth their warped progressive viewpoints.

After Lakota refused to ask the teachers union for a 5% wage reduction in February of 2012  members of my No Lakota Levy group wanted me to handle the public relations for their Yes to Lakota Kids group to prove to the community that they weren’t bad people for voting down the tax increases. I didn’t think they should feel they had to defend any kind of position.  In fact I told them they should be willing to tell their critics to stick their opinions up their asses, which is what I said in private.  In public I helped them, but I had decided that I wanted to go into a different direction from what they were doing.  In fact, I have most of my interviews on my blog here at the OW, but the one I gave to Mark Amazon on 700 WLW about the $10,000 Yes to Lakota Kids donated to Lakota is one I never posted, because while the thought was nice, I felt insincere participating.  I let my friends at No Lakota Levy and Michael Clark at the Enquirer steer my support to a more community based position.  I haven’t talked about this stuff before but since it’s the end of the year and is now on my mind, it’s worth analysis.  I was driving for a political checkmate strategically in February while people like Clark and some of my No Lakota Levy friends were interested in community hand holding with people like Schmidt—which I had no interest in.  So I offered my support publicly out of loyalty to the Enquirer and my levy fighting friends but it wasn’t the way I wanted to play the game.

After attending a meeting where Lakota cut even more teachers without asking the union for a 5% cut, I gave my last interview to Channel 19 as a traditional member of No Lakota Levy.  Lakota was positioning themselves for a fourth levy attempt and I was not going to allow myself to be handcuffed by The Enquirer, by my friends, or even WLW whom I had a good relationship with but seemed eager to force peace between myself and the radicals in education.  While all this was going on, the Kroger Survey that I referred to was taking place and the reports of how my name was being smeared publicly was coming back to me. So I did what I needed to do, and that was to change my strategy.  Since the politics was not working—because the school refused to acknowledge the No Lakota Levy victories at the ballot box, I decided that I would turn up the heat in the future and that meant not playing as nicely as we had before—so I desired to no longer be a spokesman for the group.  Playing fairly was not getting the job done, so more extreme measures were necessary.

My 2013 strategy will not need the traditional media outlets.  I have done a lot of that, and Lakota ignored the facts, so uttering the same debate a fourth, a fifth, and a sixth time is pointless.  Instead I am free to conduct my observations about public education without worrying about holding back my opinion in the name of community peace, which I felt I had to do when representing the other members of No Lakota Levy.  People Like William Schmidt assume mistakenly that I desire to play politics by the rules that people like him control—the left leaning progressives who say one thing, but do another as he stated in his email to me preaching the merit of the Sandy Hook teachers while wishing for the harm of Arnie Engle when a school bus ran into a house in Fairfield.  I want people who think like Schmidt out of education completely so my new strategy won’t be to argue finance, curriculum, or cost saving alternatives.  No Lakota Levy was attempting to help Lakota manage its finances while still offering the public the services they had gotten used to.  I no longer support such endeavors and haven’t since the last election failed to change the behavior at the school.

I support School Choice and the complete eradication of the teacher’s union.  I do not want any of my money to go to the OEA or any other large labor union embedded in the public sector like a parasitic flea on a dogs rear end and I have also decided that I don’t want to offer a free education to the kind of people who stood outside a Kroger store and smeared my name so their snot nosed kids can learn to be social vermin off my dime. (CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT THEY SAID)  I don’t care about the sports that come out of a local school, and I don’t care if the school in my neighborhood has state rankings or not, I want them all privatized and funded fully by the parents who send their kids to those schools.  I think public education is inferior to other kinds of education and I don’t want to pay for it.  I don’t want to pay for more and more generations of young people who don’t appreciate the free baby sitting the community provides for parents who think like William Schmidt and believes they have a right to lecture me on morality.

So I won’t be supporting traditional education models in the future.  I will encourage people I know to run for school board seats to solve the problem in the short-run, but in the long, I want public education changed forever.  Doing things they way I did them before with reasonable debate in the newspapers and on the radio simply won’t get the job done.  It obviously did not work before, so doing the same thing in the future would be foolish, and a waste of time.  I have seen personally what the education system has done to good people like Arnie Engle, and I won’t be going down that path.  But I can assure all those who did not listen when I was reasonable—who elected to make it personal in February of 2012—you have only yourselves to blame.  Going forward you will wish you had listened.  You will wish that you took my hand when I offered it.  You will wish that you hadn’t been a smart-ass and tried to move me with thuggish resonance, and you will wish you offered the 5% reduction in wages instead of facing what is coming.  But more than anything you will wish that I was still attached to my friends at No Lakota Levy—because when I was, I held back a lot because I didn’t want to embarrass them publicly.  So no William Schmidt, I did not “slip up badly” in March.  I simply had enough of playing Mr. Nice Guy.  I had enough of the speeches, the attempts to deal reasonably with radicals, and I wanted the freedom to call them what I saw them as—and I did.  Unlike other people I know who allow the political left to pick them apart with progressive hypocrisy, I play by different rules and I meant it when I said in the Enquirer that I’m an “eye for a head kind of guy.”  The levy radicals shouldn’t have tried to poke me in the eye—because the score is not yet settled, and I can’t settle that score being a nice guy spokesman for No Lakota Levy.

It is my conclusion that public education is broken beyond repair and all the employees in it should be fired and replaced with a new system that is driven by competition.  So I have no more patience for the debate, or interest in what the other side thinks.

See my speech at the Oxford Tea Party for more info:  CLICK HERE

Rich Hoffman


The Sandy Hook Conspiracy: Hypocrisy on the Political Left and the “fish food” that fuels it

(I would advise that all these videos be watched carefully after the text is read.  Spend some time with this article, and share it with a friend.)

I truly feel sorry for people who are missing the ability to recognize treachery.  I feel sorry for the people who can’t believe that Hillary Clinton’s “concussion” is an old lawyer trick designed to scout out the prosecutor’s position on the Benghazi hearings.  By throwing underlings into the fire to witness the arguments position guilty parties can learn how to make their case.  Hillary is trying to delay her testimony till January while taking the brunt out of the hearings by unleashing her incompetency slowly, allowing her to manage the public opinion presentation more adequately.  Do I think she faked her injury—I absolutely 100% do.  Can I prove it? Of course not, and she knows it.  She is like so many employees who desire to have a day off work; they get a doctor note to say they are in a state of disrepair, giving them an alibi.  But anyone who deals with these issues knows that doctors have no problem writing such notes for their patients so long as they collect their fee.  So only Hillary knows for sure what she is up to.  Experience tells me she is faking it.

Experience also tells me that the Sandy Hook shooting is a false flag, which is very sad.  When I have told people these things, they first say—“do you actually think that our government would kill children to pass gun control legislation?  Do you really think that the government can control people’s minds making them do things?  Do you really think people can be so evil?  The answer is—YES, I do believe those things, based on my experience.  The shooters of both the Sandy Hook shooting and the Aurora shooting have dramatic things in common, both were young, both were intelligent—honor students—and both were very well prepared for investigators to go through their computers and destroyed the evidence of their plans.  The Aurora shooter had booby-trapped his apartment.  Investigators had to set off the traps to enter his apartment which destroyed a lot of evidence.  And the Sandy Hook shooter even thought to destroy his computer hard drive before he went on his shooting rampage.  Doesn’t that seem awfully………..sane?  I mean a guy wants to commit suicide and go out in what he thinks is a “blaze of glory” but he destroys his hard drive to protect whom–or what? These stories have been lost to the emotion of the poor children that were killed and the teachers who died at the school during that shooting rampage.

It appears that the father of the Sandy Hook shooter Peter Lanza was set to testify before the Senate with Robert Holmes, the father of the Aurora shooter in the ongoing LIBOR scandal.  The London Interbank Offered Rate, known as Libor, is the average interest rate at which banks can borrow from each other. 16 international banks have been implicated in this ongoing scandal, accused of rigging contracts worth trillions of dollars. HSBC has already been fined $1.9 billion and three of their low-level traders arrested.  It is very ironic that the fathers of both mass murder shooters are involved in the Senate investigation.  Read more here:

In the wake of these shootings, of course the gun grabbers were already poised to attack America’s Second Amendment, which has been the target of global power grabbers for a long time as indicated by the recent United Nations small arms treaty designed to disarm all countries.  These foreign interests know that it will take a lot of manipulation to remove guns from America, so they are on a public relations campaign to do so, and they do not care if they kill kids to achieve it.  More on that in a bit.  None of these claims are a conspiracy; these are all facts that can easily be looked up.  So the very next thing that people say when given these facts are how could these shooters be manipulated to perform such a terrible task?  Well the answer is that the James Holmes case is revealing many terrible manipulations that have not been reported.  Here are just a few.

In stunning accusations, dated August 27, reveal a startling story by the claimant as having been visited at home by police chief Dan Oates and Dist. Atty. Carol Chambers where they forced the unnamed individual to testify as a fake victim of the shootings, under the threat of being arrested for prostitution and escort services and charity fraud, for the purposes of garnering an easy conviction against alleged shooter James Holmes. But not before being shot by the police chief in “non-life-threatening areas” of the body, according to the motion, to appear as having been shot by James Holmes himself. The motion also claims that it is likely some of the victims in the theater were merely paid actors working on behalf of the conspirators and wants multiple individuals involved in the situation to take polygraph tests to prove their innocence.  Read more about this story at the link below:

Back in 1973 the CIA had to give up on their mind control experiments which seem to have been renamed under new programs and departments which are still at work today under much better technology.  Using microwaves broadcast from radio towers all over the nation there has been success in controlling the behavior of people by sending radio waves directly to the human brain.  Of course this affects different people in various ways.  This condition is so rampant that I featured a fictionalized version of this government strategy in my 2004 book The Symposium of Justice.  In my book it is called the Veil of Knowledge.  But as discussed on a recent episode of Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Venture, the Governor and his team investigated the infamous Brain Invaders project, shown above.  Watch it for yourself.  In the decades since WWII, thousands of Americans have come forward, claiming the government has been experimenting with mind control and brainwashing techniques, and they appear to have been very successful.  It is not a stretch to consider that such manipulative microwaves directed in a general population center might create in the mind of the average person feelings of anxiety and stress.  But in the mind of people like the Aurora and Sandy Hook shooters who are of above average intelligence, possibly heavily medicated by prescription medicine that allows the brain to become more prone to such mind manipulation devices, the thin line between thinking about evil and committing evil can easily be crossed—and it appears to have been to the strategic aims of very sinister global interest.

I consider the ability to comprehend such options to be the result of a superior intellect.  It is not easy to develop the creative ability to see how all these dots connect.  Most thinkers are limited by their narrow frames of mind and specialized training to only see their lives in the context of daily experience.  I feel sorry for these people who cannot understand how deeply sinister human beings truly can be, and to what extinct they are drunk for power.  The most obvious hypocrisy for these political thieves would be in the example that President Obama used in his recent speech declaring that the poor children who were killed in the Sandy Hook massacre had their lives robbed from them prematurely stealing the opportunity to raise families of their own and live happy lives.  Obama as a Democrat built his entire presidential campaign on being pro-abortion, being pro baby killers.  Obama used the deaths of the Sandy Hook children for political gain out of convenience and as a push to advance gun control.  Yet many of those children killed in Sandy Hook are only 6 to 7 years older than the many thousands of babies that are killed each year through abortion.  Democrats and progressives do not have a problem killing babies in a mother’s womb, so why do they care so much when the children are killed in a classroom?  Because they can exploit the tragedy for political capital—the hypocrisy is obvious.  Most people never connect such thoughts and it is on the backs of those poor souls that much evil is advanced by their own ignorance.  The forces that are at play in their lives are beyond their simple minds, and evil knows it.  It uses them to spread death and destruction to every corner of every community in every nation and in America it is the Constitution that stands between evil and goodness—and little else.  And evil is attacking that Constitution directly, yet subtlety.

Just because simple minds cannot grapple with such evil designs does not mean they are not real.  But a mind cannot drown in conspiracy theory either.  All that needs to be acknowledged is that Hillary has a high motivation for not appearing in the Benghazi hearings to protect her own political legacy on the backs of many dead Americans that are her fault directly.  Like her husband, she has shown in the past that she will stop at nothing to preserve herself.  And throughout the world, there are many who see America as their threat to global control.  They seek to use emotional events to destroy the nation by undermining its philosophy of self-reliance, and they do have the tools to perform the task—and those tools are being used.  Sandy Hook is just the most recent and the evil committed there goes far beyond a disturbed young person who played too many video games and was angry at his mother.   Of course there is more to it, but the simple minds of the masses lack the heart to look at such evil directly—because they fear what they might see if they open their eyes.

It is easier for these simple minds to trust the words of Obama, of Clinton, of Congress, the Senate, of law enforcement, of their teachers, their “rulers” than to take responsibility for their own lives and think for themselves.  It is easier to surrender their logic to the power-grabbers who will do anything to preserve their positions in the political class, and the strings that are tied to unelected officials who do not care who they destroy, or what they destroy, so long as they can implement their personal strategies.  It is those types of conditions that is the real story behind the Sandy Hook shooting, and those same forces are behind the deaths in Benghazi.  They are connected behind the stage where the stage play we think we are watching is actually being written by minds that reside in the shadows.  The Second Amendment in America is not to shoot deer for hunting, or even to protect ourselves from petty thieves who might rob our homes.  It is to defend ourselves from the kind of people who hide behind the stage and might desire to use our own military against us all—which is why they are seeking to disarm America so that we are defenseless against their diabolical plans.

Evil is very real, and the Second Amendment is dedicated to stopping it.  Evil will not go away if guns are removed from society.  Instead, evil will grow without regulation or fear of resistance.  That is why the deaths of kids are justified by the same minds who claim to support “social justice.”  The focus is not on the deaths of individuals, but on the “greater good”—the collective.  I feel terribly sorry for the people who have lost their lives in these terrible tragedies, Aurora, Benghazi, Sandy Hook and many more that never even get reported.  But I feel even more sorry for the ignorant simpletons who deny that evil is at work beyond the boundaries of their accepted reality.  It is they and their un-complex thinking that act like fish food in an aquarium that evil feeds upon to grow into a menacing entity that is hell-bent to destroy everything in its path with a mindless hunger that can never be quenched.  Denying that the fish exist does not lengthen the life of the food once it is plopped into the water—and America has been dropped into the water.  Below our feet in the depths of the abyss they linger……………and they are hungry.  (Don’t click the video below if you have a weak stomach.  But if you want to understand the kind of raw ruthlessness that is driving events behind the scenes in our society–then watch the white fish carefully.)

Click here to see how the fish food thinks:

Rich Hoffman


How Much OEA Leadership Makes: The Fate of Public Education at the Oxford Tea Party

I’d like to thank the Oxford Tea Party for inviting me out to speak to them at their December 19th, 2012 meeting.  During my hour-long speech I gave them a summary of my experiences fighting the Lakota school levies over the years and my assessment of the state of public education today.  Regretfully I had to end my summation with the declaration that the Tea Party will never be popular and that it was their task to combat the many faces of evil which present themselves through political discourse.  I had hoped to avoid such a summary as left leaning extremists have made such terminology out-of-fashion, but there is no other explanation for groups of people who actively seek to exploit children.  It is clearly the exploitation of children that is going on in great abundance, and it is getting worse with each year that passes.  Politicians use children for political leverage, and greedy teacher unions use children to negotiate extraordinary salaries for themselves.  Under any definition such open exploitation is essentially evil even though such acts of manipulation are presented with smiling faces and doctorial degrees.  As I gave my speech, I was aware that members of the Talawanda school board and administration where present, so I tried to include them in the discussion with a level of understanding—and some sympathy.  But closing our eyes to evil does not make it go away and unfortunately, many people who work in and around education openly participate in the spread of evil from the corrupt hearts and minds of adults onto the innocent minds of our nations next generation.  You can see my complete speech here:

For context to my claims I present the evidence shown below from Media Trackers which provides the salaries of the Ohio Education Association members by their appropriate pecking order. The OEA is the large teacher union that is so active in progressive politics in Ohio.  Patricia Brooks for instance makes more money than Governor Kasich who only earns a bit over $140K per year.  This provokes the question as to–why?  Is the work that Patricia is doing along with her army of assistants that important?  Is it more important than the work of a state governor?  Is the president of the OEA more important than the governor of the state that the OEA functions within?  It would appear so if wages are the measure of worth—which they usually are.  $$

  • Patricia Frost-Brooks, President: $267,916
  • Larry Wicks, Executive Director: $222,167
  • William Leibensperger, Vice President: $193,766
  • James Timlin, Secretary-Treasurer: $189,640
  • Bonnie Joseph, Labor Relations Consultant: $181,319
  • James Martin, Assistant Executive Director: $178,009
  • Thomas Jowhar, Labor Relations Consultant: $175,816
  • Kevin Flanagan, Assistant Executive Director – Member Services: $170,881
  • Venita Shoulders, Labor Relations Consultant: $168,976
  • Rachelle Johnson, Assistant Executive Director – Member Services: $166,814
  • Donald Dalton, Labor Relations Consultant: $166,119
  • Susan Babcock, Assistant Executive Director: $164,768
  • William Pearsol, Labor Relations Consultant: $160,463
  • Diane Tieman, Labor Relations Consultant: $157,496
  • Patricia Collins Murdock, Regional Director: $156,091
  • V. Randall Flora, Director Of Education Policy: $155,573
  • George Bozovich, Labor Relations Consultant: $154,794
  • Linda Fiely, General Counsel: $154,592
  • Cristina Munoz-Nedrow, Regional Director: $153,562
  • Jeffrey Kestner, Regional Director: $152,728
  • Parry Norris, Regional Director: $152,636
  • Mary Suchy, Director Of Membership: $152,511
  • Rodney Bird, Labor Relations Consultant: $152,074
  • Talmadge Hutchins, Labor Relations Consultant: $151,968
  • Robert Matkowski, Labor Relations Consultant: $150,023

The only purpose of these employees is to strengthen the cause of a labor union that is committed to progressive politics.  These agents of the OEA are in my opinion sinister because they support progressive social platforms such as the destruction of the America family, the destruction of private property fulfilling global communist hopes, an erosion of self-reliance in children, revisionist history, ineffective education making the American population unequipped to properly think, and they do it at the expense of immature panic driven parents and their vulnerable children.  The names above are committed to maintaining an education monopoly over children and their parents that only succeeds in driving up labor costs purposely by destroying competition and guaranteeing that higher quality education can never emerge.  As I said in my speech, comparing the differences between Costco and Wal-Mart, there are no such competitive alternatives in public education.  Parents have no choice but the one controlled by a progressive labor union.  They have no choice but to give their money to progressive educators who will then pay their union dues to the people mentioned above, who will then funnel money to politicians who will further advance progressive—collectivist politics that directly attack the American Constitution.

I also stated in my speech how such evil can be conducted by good people who wish to believe that they are doing the right thing.  Many of the individual players in public education truly do have their hearts in the right place.  They sincerely want to help children, and want to make the world a better one.  But their fundamental thinking is flawed, making them carriers for evil—evil being anything that imposes itself on the individual sovereignty of other human beings.  Such an imposition is the forced participation in progressive activity.  For instance, property owners have no choice but to pay their taxes even if they think the schools are teaching children the wrong values, or are supporting politicians that are destructive to traditional American viewpoints.  Property owners are forced by government force to participate in this corrupt education system whether they agree with it or not under coercion and the rules were written by the kind of people who are on the above list.  Those members of the OEA are paid more than the governor of Ohio because the money is a bounty to keep their consciousness clean, and their loyalty secure to a cause that is not on the side of justice.  They are paid well to be blind to their actions, and live their lives as instruments of tyranny, coercion, ignorance, and of gradual national erosion of self-reliant identity.

As I said at the end of my speech to the noticeable huffing and puffing of the Talawanda administrators that public education as it stands today is finished.  It must be replaced with a more competitive national model such as School Choice, or other private instruction that will drive down educations costs, and increase the productivity making education better for the kids who need it.  The barrier to any proposed improvements in education are the names listed above, and the total of what all those names make from union dues paid by teachers from taxes collected from the property owners is $4,250,702.00.  Every Ohio property owner must contribute to those names whether or not they want to, or agree with the progressive viewpoints that those people represent.  That coercion is evil and the way those names use children to advocate their massive salaries are legalized theft—theft created through lobby power of weak-willed politicians.  Public education is built by a society of thieves who would otherwise rival the pirates who once plundered the Caribbean.  They are not good people who want to do well for America, Ohio, or the families who pay the taxes.  They want only to plunder the loot collected through taxation to provide extraordinary wages for themselves at the expense of the productive.

My feelings about public education deteriorated when I saw that my home district of Lakota had no desire to balance their budget the correct way, but instead after three elections chose to ignore the results with more intensified radical behavior.  When the levy supporters came after me personally for pointing out their faults, I saw the work of the names listed above, and I decided I wanted no part in their actions.  READ MY OPINION HERE.  That was my line in the sand and my abandoned of recognizing public education run by the government as a future consideration for teaching Americas youth.  Yet those who demand my participation in a government program I do not support, are conducting upon me an evil that is backed by coercion and force destined to be resolved in violent conflict.  And that action is not initiated by me, but by those who wish to impose their will upon others in order to supply the kind of wages for do-nothing occupational positions such as those of the OEA.

As usual, it is always wonderful to speak with people of similar belief, even if the words they use to describe those beliefs are less harsh.  I am no longer interested in negotiating with people from the other side, so my concern for their feelings is no longer a consideration.  But my visit to the Oxford Tea Party was wonderful.  They were a very nice group that are full of piss and vinegar and a hope that the future will be brighter than the vile darkness cast from the shadows by the typical progressive of present company.

Rich Hoffman   

A Teacher Quits to Save Face: Lakota still doesn’t respect the voters

Not all teachers are communist loving despots’ intent on traditional American destruction.  Second grade teacher Stephen Round, fed up with being forced to teach students values he does not share resigned from his $70,000 job with benefits to keep his integrity intact.  The teacher tried to read his resignation during a recent committee meeting but was denied the opportunity, so he took his message to YouTube.  Have a listen.

Here is more on the teacher and his motives:

His arguments are largely my arguments and I have been expressing them for several years now at my home district of Lakota where the same kind of progressive parasites have been hard at work in perpetuating far left-winged political viewpoints.  The teachers of my community behind the mask of a crazed teacher union have proven intent on the destruction of private property through excessive taxation no matter what the voters of my district have declared.  For three elections over two years more than 18,000 voters have turned down the radical tax increases attempted by that public school that is trying to maintain teacher wages averaging over $63K per year.  Progressive politics have infected the administrators and they have ignored the wishes of the voters by committing $40K of tax payer money to push a progressive Saul Alinsky type program called “Community Conversations” trying to twist the arm of voters into supporting a future school levy as the new 2014 teachers contact expires in June of that same year.

When Barack Obama recently won the election with 51% of the vote compared to the 49% that voted for Mitt Romney, progressives saw that election as a mandate dictating that everyone in the country should suddenly follow the will of the majority and surrender their conservative ideas in favor of the far-left radicals and their high tax grabs intent on re-distribution programs.  But when progressives are asked to show the same respect they do like Lakota did and completely ignored the vote tallies of the previous three levy failures where residents said no to further taxes by a margin of 53% to 47%–a much larger margin of victory than Obama won the White House with.  This is standard practice for progressives, who are extremely destructive, and short-sighted in their public conduct.  Lakota not only ignored the election, they spent nearly a quarter million dollars on public relations over a two-year period to twist the arm of the community into accepting a tax increase with a program called Community Conversations, CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT IT

I am fully aware of the intent of the Community Conversations campaign being performed in the Lakota school district which a series a meetings that district officials have with members of the community to find out what they want the school district to do with the money spent on education through taxes.  Some of my fellow tax fighters have actually hosted some of these meetings so I know for a fact that on more than one occasion it has been suggested that employees at Lakota take a 5% pay cut so they can fit into the budget that the community is supplying without tax increases.  However, when Superintendent Karen Mantia, or as the Pulse Journal spelled her name (Karen Mantian) reported to the community what she had accomplished in an entire business quarter from September to December of 2012 with $40,000 tax payer dollars paid to progressive activist Jeffery Stec, she made no reference to such suggestions.  Instead she reported essentially the same information that she had stated during the levy attempt of 2011.  Ignoring completely the suggestions that many have made to her personally to cut their employee wages to avoid tax increases, Mantia instead stated in her pre-Christmas report to the Pulse Journal in the A4 section published on December 13th 2012 that the community is demanding 5 five major themes:

  1. That residents want Lakota to offer a well-rounded education, one that includes life skills, character education, citizenship and a spirit of giving back. (Altruism)
  2. People understand the need for assessments and accountability but they want schools to go beyond the test, and teach communication skills, problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration.  (collectivism)
  3. There’s a recognition that every child is different and schools need to be innovative to provide an education that isn’t one-size-fits-all.
  4. That children need a real-world education and a way that lets them experiment and sometimes fail.
  5. Also, that the roles of schools, parents and the community should be better defined so that they can all become better partners in education.  (collectivism again.)

Mantia went on to discuss how citizens involved in these Community Conversations are critical to helping craft a 21st-century education and went on to preach how important listening is.  Ironic that she would make such a statement as she still has not listened to what 18,000 voters told her in the last election.  They have chosen to ignore what voters have said and instead regurgitated the campaign points from the last school levy attempt using the same progressive social engineering talking points.  What Lakota did with all the money they have spent on Jeffery Stec and his progressive Community Conversations is to create a lot of hype, in order to disguise their intention to continue advancing a political agenda that is at the core of all public schools—out of control budgets that are sold on the backs of children and their busy parents.

Virtually every public school in America is dealing with the same kind of arrogance, and blind foolishness that Lakota in Southern Ohio is facing, and it is good to see that some teachers like Stephen Round are refusing to participate.  It takes a lot of guts to give up an inflated job like Stephen’s teaching job was in order to stand for something—instead of being a pawn like Mantia from Lakota is in advocating the reckless spending of thousands upon thousands of tax dollars in order to advance the same tired progressive diatribes that education under the control of organized labor and socialist advocates have been spewing for decades.  There is something to be admired when teachers stand up for themselves as all those around them continue as spineless cogs in a machine that is more sinister than most people are willing to consider, and functions at best as a dualistic entity that preaches to do as they say, not as they do.  What’s good for the goose, is not good for the gander if the goose is a progressive and all public schools are full of them.  The only way to gain independence from them is to leave—as Stephen Round boldly declared.  Good for him!

Rich Hoffman