Many Voices

There hasn’t been a lot of time for me to post on here; guess I spend too much of my spare time on Facebook. There is only so much spare time a person can rationalize or stay awake for. The men over at Cripplegate are doing a great job on many areas. I appreciated their thoughts in recent days. Also, Dr. John MacArthur has done some messages speaking to the issues of the day. That gives you a clue of how serious things are in this country politically as we get farther and farther from Scriptural principles.  So many good items in this article but start with Wayne Grudem’s download. He has done a lot of good work on Christians and government, including a thick textbook.  John MacArthur’s messages on current issues.   has voter guides for states   Interesting map, and a make your own place   good source for lots of info   also lots of good info  for Californians; have you found a conservative website for your state?

[I’ve asked a question but have been real slow to respond to all the rss requests. Soon. As I figure it out.]

California Voting Guide for November 6, 2012

Barrick Picks

  If your California races aren’t here check out:

We vote Straight Republican –because there are important differences between the parties. 


US Senator Elizabeth EMKEN

25th Congressional  Buck MCKEON

CA Senate  Steve  KNIGHT    Or some areas  Todd ZINK

38th AD  Scott WILK    Or in the 36th Ron SMITH



NO on 30—Brown’s Tax Hike

NO on 31 – Govt. reforms; was undecided but Tom McClintock, Congressman, former governor candidate convinced me

YES, YES, YES on 32 – a very long overdue ruling regarding taking money without permission

from employees/people for politics

YES on 33 – re: insurance discounts

NO on 34 – Don’t change the death penalty

YES on 35 – Strengthen human trafficking penalties

NO on 36 —  NO for law enforcement; or YES for penalties that don’t fit the crime on Three Strikes

                       {law vs mercy}

NO on 37 – says CA Rep. Party – We all want to know what we are eating,

                        but I don’t think this law is the one to do it.

NO on 38 – tax increase

NO on 39 – taxes on business; haven’t enough businesses left California?

NO on 40 – I think this one doesn’t matter; CRP fought for it, now doesn’t want it.

YES on A —  appoint (by Board of Sups) county assessor instead of elect [non-binding]

YES on B  — controls on porn industry (because it includes possible penalties)

NO on  J – due to my respect for the knowledgeable people who oppose this;

and a similar bill was just passed 6 years ago.


The Night Before Romney, November 5, 2012

For months I’ve been saying “Landslide” but didn’t write about it. In 2008, I also thought the American people would never elect a person with Obama’s full name in our then circumstances. I was wrong. He was elected, so I’m not feeling real confident in my prophecies. However, when I heard Michael Barone on Saturday say “Landslide”! I was fairly certain of my thinking too, because Barone is as knowledgeable about national elections on a local level as anyone.

About Obama, as far as I’m concerned his color is one of the best things about him, he has a nice family, and a great smile. He is very talented as a speaker, comedian, maybe even a singer, but his ideas about how to improve this country in a sustainable way leave a lot to be desired. He is also the most liberal president in our history and holds very unbiblical views on life and marriage. And tomorrow the American people will decide whether he finds a new home in January. I’ve heard they’ve found some pretty nice digs in Hawaii; don’t know if that is a sure thing but sounds like quite a mansion. And may they live happily ever after enjoying the sand and the surf. Though he is young enough I’m sure he’d make another run someday.

Barb’s Voting Guide for CA Republicans JUNE 5, 2012


President:  Now is the opportunity to vote for whomever you would like to see; it is unlikely to count for anything in California for this primary, except for bragging rights, i.e.  “I got __% of the CA vote.”               

38th AD Republican Central Committee (attached is info about this unusual race  that usually isn’t even on the ballot; but is important this time):

Wendy Albright

BJ Atkins

Mary Katie Varner

Adam Gregory

Joe Messina

Carlo Basail

Mary Mark Haggard or Tana Lampton or Pepper Parkinson



US Senator:

Elizabeth Emken is the CA Rep. Party endorsed candidate

Al Ramirez has been endorsed by two of the larger Republican clubs in California (CRA, and CCR) I heard him speak articulately on a wide range of subjects on 5/22/12; he’s got my vote; he’s 44, single and dating the same woman for nine years says he when I asked him.


US Congress:

Buck McKeon is our long term (20 yr) incumbent; chairmen of the House Armed Services committee; nice guy, been in there a long time; I’m not thrilled that he seems to desire a local political “machine” with his wife running for the State Assembly and four of the people on OUR Republican Central Committee slate are on his or his wife’s PAID STAFF

Dante Acosta, father of Rudy Acosta who was killed in Afghanistan last year; local businessman, investment advice; attends Santa Clarita Baptist Church; it’s “Dante and Goliath”


State Assembly:

38th:  SCOTT WILK  — most articulate, best qualified.


State Senate:

Steve Knight  District 21

Todd Zink District 27



[where there is a 2nd person, Craig Huey ranks that person higher on his scale]

Sean Coen 133

Sanjay Kumar 138

Lynn Olson 140

Shannon Knight 143 (“Lifelong Democrat” says she) or Andrea Thompson 145

James Otto 148  or Kenneth Hughey 147

Eric Harmon 152 (“Lifelong Democrat” says he) or Parseghian 151


District Attorney:

Alan Jackson



Michael Antonovich


I have not personally read these Measures:

State Measures:

#28     NO – doesn’t really fix anything; the term limits has not been the help it was intended to be; don’t need to change it in this way

#29     NO  is the CRP recommendation, “Big Tobacco” is behind the NO ads—but do we really need this bill?


County Measures:

H:         (a yes keeps it at 12%, a no reverts to 1983’s 10%)

L:          (not really sure on this one, seems to hit one group pretty hard; county gets lots of millions from it)

Continues to give a lot of money to LA County so yes if you want to help the county; no if you oppose taxes, certain ones anyway




CA 38th Assembly District, Republican Central Committee

For Republicans in the 38th AD the Central Committee election on June 5, 2012 is very important.  The committee has become very divided since the 2010 election, at least.

My recommendation is to vote for those calling themselves the “Conservative Candidates” and pledging honesty and a new transparency to the local politics. is a website to tell you a little more about them.

There are 20 candidates running for this little known office. At least six of them will hopefully come from Albright, Atkins, Messina, Gregory, Varner, Basail, and Lampton or Haggard. That should bring the best result for the future of the area party. If it is important for some others to be on this committee then the legislators can choose them as their appointed representative on the committee.

For more information about this race see the file.

California’s First Open Primary – June 5, 2012

It’s a rule isn’t it, that in the last month before an election the time goes twice as fast if you are a candidate or are working for a candidate? There are simply not enough hours in the days for all the work that could be done. Hence, the reason for so much fund raising in politics, which then gives the candidates the money for more ways to get their message out. But where do they get their money? That is a key issue in campaign finance, but that is for another day.

We are on the eve of an historic California election–and why is this one any different? Our vote will send the top two vote-getters, when just one will be eventually elected to an office, on to the general election in November. For the first time there will be some races in November with both candidates coming from the same party, or potentially, theoretically, from neither major party. Californians bought the line that a so-called “open primary” of this sort will be good for the state. Time will tell.

Please do your part and VOTE — preferably Republican on Tuesday, June 5, 2012

“The End of an Error”

Happy New Year, 2012!

The year conservatives have been waiting for since November 2008. November 6, 2012 is the day that, Lord willing, we will elect a new president. I thought the odds would be against a new person being elected because of the advantage that incumbents hold and the liberal bias of the majority of TV news broadcasting. However, since 1900 only eight men have been elected twice, including F. Roosevelt being elected four times (’32, ’36, ’40, ’44 [died in this term] ) and Nixon elected twice but resigning in his second term. Ten men were elected only once as president.  The first vote of this year is Tuesday!

Birth Certificate

Kudos to Donald Trump for getting the president to release his birth certificate. And now we need college transcripts, too. At this point I’m not inclined to favor Trump for president, but he does know a lot about certain things. A few years ago, I happened to catch a radio program where he was expounding on some land/building issue that was a problem in either NY or D.C. Trump made more sense than all of the politicians that were involved in the issue and sounded extremely competent. Can’t make too many comments about his hair as I’m starting to wear mine that way and for the same reasons–I empathize!