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dharrisonI have never been willing to accept things as they are and just live with it.  As a result, I have become increasingly vocal about the current train wreck our country is facing.  I sincerely believe we have become a morally and fiscally bankrupt country and generally elect people to positions of power who embrace the policy of “act concerned, tell a lie and do nothing.”

I believe America has embraced state socialism and is unaware they have done so.  Nor, are we aware of the consequences which will incrementally follow.

I am fiercely independent, a capitalist, pro-constitution and love my freedom.  I do not need government to manage my life…I can do less harm without their interference…thank you.

Now that I am retired, I must keep myself busy and I do so with my writing, small pig farm and country wood crafts.  My wife and granddaughter help with the pigs and crafts.

I will try to write articles which reflect my opinions and expose those people who I believe are harming America.

Pray hard and I hope you enjoy.

I am dharrison.

Tell Dewey It Ain’t So Joe

Le Flore County’s longtime treasurer, Joe Wiles, has been accused in a state audit of falsifying travel claims 12 times in the past three years.

The loss to the county was $2,942, the state auditor and inspector, Gary Jones, reported Friday.

“We were kind of tipped off,” Jones told The Oklahoman.

Wiles has been county treasurer for 10 years and has had personal financial problems recently. He filed a bankruptcy petition in June.

He denied wrongdoing.

“No, sir,” Wiles told The Oklahoman Friday when asked in a brief telephone interview if he had filed false claims. He declined further comment.

Jones recommended in the audit that the district attorney “review this finding to determine the necessary action to be taken.” Le Flore County District Attorney Jeff Smith said Friday he is asking the attorney general to find another district attorney to review the evidence.

The state auditor reported the county treasurer collected mileage reimbursement 10 times for travel to training classes in 2012 and 2014 he did not attend. The auditor reported the treasurer collected mileage reimbursement two times for travel to a 2014 conference he did not attend.

The audit looked into Wiles’ travel claims between Jan. 1, 2012, to Sept. 14, 2014. He submitted 33 claims in all in that time period.

Jones said the treasurer had asked somebody to sign him in at a conference he was not attending.

“The guy said, ‘Be sure you sign in.’ And she didn’t do it,” Jones said. “Afterward she said, ‘You know, I got to thinking about this. This is wrong.’ And so, she notified us and we took it from there.”

The Le Flore County district attorney chose not to review the evidence himself because he advises the treasurer on county issues and because his wife is an employee of that office.

“I want to avoid any appearance of impropriety or favoritism,” Smith said.

The auditor also reported that the treasurer, during an interview in October 2013 about duplicate payments to vendors, retrieved two refund checks from under his desk calendar. The checks were for $4,738 and $2,163.

“At that time, the treasurer stated he did not know how to proceed with the refund checks,” the auditor reported. “Checks that are not restrictively endorsed for deposit only and that can be accessed by anyone are easily susceptible to theft.”

In bankruptcy paperwork last year, Wiles reported having $281,150 in assets and $300,107 in liabilities.

Source: Daily Oklahoman    http://newsok.com/le-flore-county-treasurer-filed-false-travel-claims-oklahoma-state-auditor-reports/article/5383400

 

Hoodie Mania

dharrisonI could not help but chuckle concerning the proposed “hoodie” legislation which has surfaced the past 30 days. I first noticed the blurb on one of the national online newspapers with the immediate reaction of “what idiot northeast state would pass this legislation?” Unfortunately, the state is us and the “Grubered idiots” are us.

I first looked to make certain it was not one of our LeFlore County representatives – whew! were safe, it’s a guy named Don Barrington from Lawton. Next, I checked to determine if an ivy league carpetbagger made his way to Oklahoma and had embedded himself in the legislature – safe again.

Who is Don Barrington? Continue reading

What Hath 2014 Wrought?

dharrisonJust sitting here waiting for the next holiday season football game to begin and I ask myself, “did anything significant happen in 2014?” Now, what I deem significant, you might find trivial. But…

Trey Gowdy, a pesky republican from Georgia was handed the reins of power to uncover the truth of Benghazi. Republicans, who have determined that Americans cannot handle the truth – you thought that was John Gruber didn’t you? – cut Gowdy off at the knees by declaring there was no wrong doing at Benghazi and paving the way for a Hillary run at Commander in Chief. However, she deserves some credit. She has been able to whitewash everything from White Water, bimbo eruptions, state department failures and Benghazi. Heck, by 2016, she will have morphed into Mother Teresa. Continue reading

It Began as Global Cooling

Part One – Global Warming began as Global Cooling
***Some thoughts about climate change after reading S. Fred Singer’s article “Cause of Pause in Global Warming” PDN, Jan. 1, 2015
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The 70’s were a curious time. The first half of the decade was spent trying to extricate ourselves from Vietnam while embracing a Woodstock generation mindset and ridding ourselves of a disgraced President, yet the last half initially seemed full of promise.

It was revival time in America. The 60’s and early 70’s had brought us war, civil unrest, and a polarized nation. Images of our boys doing battle in the jungles each evening was nearly always followed by scenes of “make love, not war” peaceniks in protest of the war. The public had tired of America’s longest-ever war (Vietnam, but now Afghanistan). Congress responded. The people who put us into war, managed the war and lost the war, surrendered the war to save their esteemed seats in Congress. Vietnam veterans returning home found prayerful mothers and fathers and a generally ungrateful nation, but did their best to integrate themselves back into society – transformed as it was. Continue reading

Echoes of Political Past

dharrisonIt was a troubled roll out of a health care program – the largest entitlement program since the great society. Computer glitches, dropped coverage and confused understanding of the bill caused angst and discouragement among those who were trying to enroll. Supporters of the bill were forced to mount a defense of “fix it, don’t nix it.”

The bill had been particularly difficult to pass. Critics of the bill were saying it was a classic overreach by government and replaces what is an already successful program. One thousand lobbyists had been unleashed , but to no avail. Party opposition to a new government program which would cost taxpayers more than a half-trillion dollars was receiving stiff opposition from legislators who were hearing it from their constituency. Things were getting nasty back home. Continue reading

Random Thoughts

General Petraeus is telling us that action is necessary in Syria, but was unwilling to use force against Islamist in Benghazi, Libya while Americans were being murdered. Petraeus, while CIA Director, also participated in the fabrication of talking points to mislead (lie) Americans about the Benghazi debacle. Can anyone explain to me why Petraeus can be trusted to give advice on any issue?

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Will 2014 Be Better Than 2013?

dharrisonWell…..2014 is here and none too soon. Tea Party’ers predicted a disastrous 2013 and our leaders did not disappoint.

Yeah…2013 had a little of everything. Had you been paying attention, you learned the NSA was collecting and storing information about you – just as Tea Party’ers have warned since the Bush administration. Not to worry however, our leaders – fearing discovery of what has been kept secret –
have promised to scale back surveillance of American citizens and focus on threats to America. In light of the announcement this week that “test” drone surveillance will begin in five states, I am skeptical of their promise. LeFlore County got lucky – no drones. You need not worry that the feds will turn you in to the Commissioners for exceeding your trash bag limit at the dumpster. You might have to worry however about the hidden redneck deer camera at taxpayer subsidized dump sites watching you. Continue reading

Tea Party – Can They Ever Be Relevant?

dharrisonI have had this discussion numerous times at coffee shops and lunch tables as to the effect of Tea Party support for a candidate and nearly always what I perceived as the better candidate – principled, free markets, constitutional, rugged individualism and defense of liberty – losses to a compromised progressive Republican in the primary election.

It is easy to understand why the progressive Democrats or progressive Republicans – the D.C. brokers of power and corruption – would choose to support policies that grow and expand the size and scope of government.  Make no mistake, candidates understand that most of America is willing to trade candy store goodies for a vote……ensuring re-election and membership in the D.C. good ole boys and girls club. Continue reading

Agenda 21 – AKA – Sustainable Development

Sustainable development is a plan adopted by the United Nations to fundamentally change the behavior of humans for the purpose of incorporating economic and environmental guidelines to achieve social equity, redistribution of wealth and biodiversity perpetuation.

A 1987 report (Our Common Future) by Gro Harland Brundtland – VP of the World Socialist Party – first mentioned the term Sustainable Development in a report produced by The United Nations World Commission on Environmental and Development. Sustainable Development became official UN policy (1992) with a document called UN Sustainable Development, Agenda 21, today known as Agenda 21. Continue reading