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OC Fair & Event Center Board denounces pride flag theftCOSTA MESA (June 14, 2019) – The OC Fair & Event Center Board of Directors denounces the actions that resulted in the theft of a rainbow pride flag from the fairgrounds. The incident that occurred on Tuesday has been reported to local law enforcement officials who have initiated an investigation.
The Board of Directors voted last month to fly the pride flag year-round as a symbol of inclusion and to communicate that all are welcome at OC Fair & Event Center (OCFEC). The flag was raised for the first time on June 8.
We are extremely disappointed that this offensive act occurred because it goes against the message of community and inclusion that we believe in. The OCFEC Board supports every community and promotes a safe and welcoming environment for all at our fairgrounds,” said OCFEC Board Chairman Robert Ruiz.
The flag has been replaced, additional security measures are in place and law enforcement will continue to pursue this matter.
“We will continue to be vigilant and to provide an open and welcoming environment for all at OCFEC,” said Ruiz.
Is It Democracy or the Union That Has Failed Us?
By Charles Karel Bouley II

America isn’t working. It’s sick, and in many ways, near death or already gone. The lines that divide the country ideologically are drawn so deeply no bridge could ever span them. And those lines are reflected in the borders of the states: The South, Midwest, continue to strive for cultural regression and sanctification under a Christian God, Christian Sharia if you will; And The East and West struggling under the burden of the constant pull backwards unable to truly progress to green energy, necessary climate change measures, mass transit that works, cities that aren’t crumbling, diversity, inclusion, addressing the health and home situations of their people and some kind of unity.

The United States isn’t united. And it’s no secret. As Alabama, Missouri, Georgia hurt and abuse women for no reason, as the laundry list of third-world offenses grows here against our own people or those that would seek our help and shelter, we have to ask ourselves at some point: will we ever not live in two countries?

The answer is unequivocally “no.” America has been divided on race, religion, and so much more, most of it emanating from the South and Midwest, for so long that it’s in our DNA. Until an entire generation passes and a new, younger one truly takes hold, this chaos known as America will ensue. It’s population getting more and more stressed, sick, divided and closer and closer to regression beyond any kind of salvage.

Already we have thrown away our Constitutional Republic for an oligarchy and the branch of government set to protect us, the Congress, refuses to act. The ruling party in one has become a seditionist party of thieves, liars and down right traitors (to use the Founder’s verbiage) and the ruling party in the other complains and campaigns instead of impeaches and removes.

Bad behavior is flaunted and rewarded. Attorney Generals flip off the Congress, make jokes about being punished for it. Chelsea Manning sits in jail again, today, May 16, 2019 for not complying with a Grand Jury Subpoena because she feels she’s said it all about Wikileaks, meanwhile Don Jr. gets to negotiate the terms of his.

And the most misbehaving of all continues to garner international media, microphones and stages for his abhorrent and criminal behavior.

Many are screaming Democracy is on the verge of collapse, we are in a Constitutional crisis.

Say it with me, Poppycock.

There’s no crisis; there’s just no one following the rule book. There’s plenty of ways to handle the despots that have taken power in all the offices, it’s in the manual, the Constitution, but, those that can do it, won’t.

And as for Democracy, if we were truly one both Al Gore and Hillary Clinton would have been in the President’s club.

So how do we make peace with the other side and move on to the future that so many in the rest of the world are already living?

We don’t. We let them be the horrible, bitter sexists racists money-grubbing fast-food-gobbling ignorant US of Stupid. And We, the People that are left, form a more perfect union.

And the best part? They won’t fight it. Ask anyone in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Florida, The Carolinas, etc, if they want to leave California, Washington, New York, Massachusetts, get away from Pelosi and Clintons, Obamas and Sanders, and the “Hell Ya” would be so loud they could hear it in New Zealand.

Not have to worry about not selling cakes to queers?

Hell ya!

Be able to refuse service to Blacks, Gays, People who don’t speak English?

Hell ya!

Arrest women for seeking abortions?

Hell Ya!

Deport anything Brown?

Hell ya!

Build walls!

Hell Ya!

Let them. They won’t have the money, of course, even with the trade deals they’ll be forced to have someone explain to them that they will need with the other union that develops. Because they take, these horrid states that give us horrid legislators, they take on average 2x for every 1x dollar they give. They are the fattest, most addicted, brokest states in and of the Union. And they refuse to come in the even the 18th Century, let alone the 21st.

How long can any body that wants to thrive withstand this kind of cancerous activity to its body politic on the whole?

It isn’t. It can’t. It’s dying on the vine, it’s people in worse shape, consuming more health care and yet sicker than ever, making more money but struggling harder than ever, It’s people fighting the same battles since, well, forever: God, Guns, Gays. Abortion and women’s rights fall under God. And some Gays. And Some Gays with Guns.

It’s not progress of the human mind. It’s not the best infrastructure, the best health care, the best education, the best...well, the best of anything. It’s failing.

And when you look at why, one party, one area, one color, Red, comes to mind.

So why not let them go?

Would our military turn on our own citizens? Would the Unions collide again, both struggling to gain superiority?

Why compete? This isn’t Rome. Just make two. UsAnd Them. And yes, that’s on purpose.

Because again, I’m tired of real progress never, ever being allowed because the same issues have to cloud government, society, media, for, well, ever. While real issues need addressing.

Maybe it’s me, but I want a planet to live on the rest of my life that is inhabitable by my species. I’d like clean air, water, I’d like neighbors that aren’t dying under their own weight, I’d like money to mean something again so everyone can grow old in dignity, I’d like very much for people that care, even just a little, about more than money to run things.

Because we all have a choice. There are other countries out there to explore as home. Just like right now every woman has a choice: to stay in these oppressive states, or leave. I propose a national fund to help even the poorest woman leave the state, with or without her family if they don’t want to go. Husbands welcomed to stay behind if need be, if politics comes before family. If God before humanity.

As absurd as much of this may sound to you, you have to admit, something has to give. The 2020 election is not going to magically solve all of the problems and bring peace and prosperity back to all. It could divide us even more.

So it’s time to have a national conversation about solutions. Even ones as absurd as breaking up the union because, like many marriages, there’s just too many irreconcilable differences. We break families up all the time over such, why not a union of political entities, which is what states really are to government.

Or what? Live under where this is all headed if unchecked and unstoppable? For how long? How long can the USA withstand Trump, his followers, his cabinet, their decisions? How long can the justice system hold out with influx of their judges (much like many dictators, stack the courts)? And “their” meaning those who do not get the concept of America. Freedom. Diversity. Freedom of and from religion and it’s rules. Freedom of a true media one that isn’t run by or vilified by the head of state. A sane immigration policy that keeps with the spirit of what Ellis Island and the founder’s had envisioned. Equality for all citizens, male, female, gay, straight, anywhere between any of those, any color possible for a human and one day, any color possible for non-humans as well (sci-if fan).

Or all of that will remain a dream forever unrealized.

We should be having real discussions about how to move forward with our lives in a positive way. Our founders said if the government we have isn’t doing it, isn’t , well, wait, here:

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

What this means, in relation to this article, is that when our government simply is not working and is harmful to the people, the people have the right to question it, to demand from it, and if that doesn’t work, then they have the right to change it. Even abolish it.

So, we can rethink our government, our Union, our state count, our country status, at any time.

They did.

Maybe this will lead to nothing. Maybe we stopped believing, stopped dreaming. Maybe there are those out there that think the people of this country all want to be united under one roof of America. A big tent. They don’t. It’s painfully clear, has been to this out-gay-man for decades.

Or maybe a few of you will talk about what are we REALLY going to do? Will a Democrat in the Presidency, House and Senate really bring back order, decency, civility? Did Obama? When he was elected he had a Democratic House and Senate and was the most popular President in US History at the time. The World adored us. Do we all have universal health care? Is housing affordable and a right for all citizens? Are women equally paid? Is it illegal to fire someone for being gay in all 50 states? Is college tuition free for all those that want it? Is income disparity solved? Have we moved light years ahead on solving climate change? And can any good done then be undone now?

So, real solutions.

I say realizing this union will never be any where near perfect and figuring out a solution to that problem is critical.

A third party? No parties? No electoral college? No one in office over 65? Please, I’d love to hear how you think we can actually have an America any where near advanced as some other countries in many ways. Email feedback@reallykarel.com

Because short of secession, reformation, more than one union, I’m not sure how we’ll ever get past the past and in to any kind of future for ALL Americans.

Charles Karel Bouley is an Entertainer and Author living in Las Vegas, NV with Ember, the wonder-pup. He is heard daily with Karel’s Sassy Six on all streaming services including Spotify and iHeart, and is seen on Free Speech TV. He has projects in all areas of entertainment so for more information or to hear the latest music, see the latest videos or comment on the latest articles, please join the fastest growing social network of nice people at reallykarel.com

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Jan 17, 2019

9:54 pm

The first blog of the new site. The new life. The big risk. 

January 11, 2019, I said goodbye to long form daily talk radio after 25 years and now I’m redoing everything. Because I jumped, I had to jump, but this time I had to jump without knowing where it was exactly I wanted to land. I just knew where I was wasn’t good any longer professionally.

So, here I am. Starting all over again. And this time, I’m going to try and do it by engaging people, the audience, like I should have been all along.

First, we start with the Patrons, those that give, and do all we can for them.

Then, we make a community of friends around the content.

And hopefully, find a way to monetize it as well.

So, away we go.