Cancel Culture (song parody)

Cancel Culture By Matthew Munson

Parody of DJ Culture by the PSB

With apologies to Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe

Imagine a time which everyone feared

Expressing one’s views without getting gored

Ideas without censorship, one strives to believe

Desperately, wanting to understand

Thoughts that need to be said or simply silent

A worry about our new reality, do you see?

Or are we in denial? (Cancel Culture)

Be silent with me (Cancel Culture)

Let’s try to understand Living in our new reality

Waiting for our free speech to end

Cancel Culture Cancel Culture

Let’s pretend that we have free speech

Like a job that is lost because someone got triggered, twelve years ago

Nothing is sacred, it’s hard to deny

Or otherwise for a fight for our jobs

I’ve been around Facebook, Twitter and Reddit for several years

I’ve seen what thoughts were given the axe

And I may ask are you triggered?

Now if I may ask About those forbidden thoughts

No idea too controversial, No thought without merit

Consider your privilege for who you are

For who you are and what you may be

A safe space desired (a desire without blood)

A dream without being challenged

Like J.K quoting biology, Chicken sandwich vendors quoting theology

Suddenly you are in the media and then you are crucified

Wondering where is your job (Canceled)

Cancel Culture, and I ask the woke (Cancel Culture)

Do I need to submit?

Living in a fantasy world

Waiting for our free speech to end

The Middle Ground on Face Coverings

Face coverings has been a contentious issue in our nation in dealing with the Covid-19 situation. One side believes that by covering ourselves up we will help prevent infection, while others are saying that face coverings are a threat to personal liberty.

Just because infections increased a day after the decision of San Bernardino County in late April does not mean we need to immediately go to a Los Angeles County type policy where you must have a face covering 24/7 except for driving your car when you are out of your home, but there should be a time and a place for face coverings. Exercising with a face covering is stupid because it inhibits your breathing, working a manual labor job with face coverings can also do the same thing. Perhaps quotas in warehouses could be reduced slightly to compensate for the wearing of face coverings if employer or state/county government mandates them.

Judge Georgia’s re-opening or San Bernardino County’s change of policy three or four weeks after before making a rash judgement.

There should be a time and a place for the utilization of face coverings. If you are working in a space shared with other people such as a cashier at a retail store, getting a haircut, or you might be under the weather wear one.

Also, there needs to be protection against discrimination against the disabled. Expecting a severely autistic person to wear a facemask is an absurd prospect due to sensory issues. A Wal-Mart in Riverside also faced negative backlash on this issue recently when they turned away a customer with a disabled adult child.

Simply tossing your coverings due to guidelines from San Bernardino and Riverside County is not a good idea, but we should be tactful in how we interact with society.

Labor Abuses Need to End with Changes to Law

I have had a weird experience with my former employer who flouted so many labor law regulations during my tenure before I was laid off in her process to relocate to Texas where the land is affordable, and the labor regulations are paper thin.

One of the issues is dealing with the policy where you need to clock out to get a drink of water or use the restroom from my former employer. This issue was one that was not part of my state complaint because I did not see any regulations in state law, but I realized that there was relevance in federal regulations in the Fair Labor Standards Act where breaks under 20 minutes are covered.

There is a case that was dealt with in 2017 called Acosta versus American Future Systems which had a similar situation where they allowed for unpaid “flex time” for employees to use the restroom, get a drink of water or have a smoke. If an employee is abusing the regulations of the FLSA where restroom breaks that should take three minutes end up being sixteen minutes or the water breaks are too frequent then an employer should discipline or terminate the employee instead of denying the lost time that the employee is clocking out for. The case made it where policies American Future Systems used were illegal contrary to FLSA rules.

The tragedy was that our Surpreme Court of the United States denied the request to hear this case nationwide in May of 2018, but they let the decision stand for the local circuit.

I appreciate employers who allow for reasonable restroom breaks once or twice a day separate from the paid breaks California requires, but not all employers are sensible creatures. This leads to the case of the need for regulation.

I am thinking that the Department of Labor blew me off because I am not a resident of the states that are part of the third judicial circuit where the decision is moot where I live. However, I do not have the money to bring a case all the way to the ninth circuit. So, I am looking for one of our Democratic Party members of congress in California to carry a bill to codify the decision from the third circuit nationwide.

City of Ontario Tax Increase 2020

It seems that due to my frequent voting, I am one of the first to find out if local agencies want to raise taxes. I am here to sound the alarm that my city of Ontario wants to raise the sales tax another half cent. The irony is we are blessed with industry and we are not exactly built out like our neighboring cities that may have a pressing need for the tax increase.

I understand the city wants to improve features such as our library system but is the issue of improving the library system seems to be a sweetener to increase our sales tax rate in perception. Taxpayers have been abused statewide where it leads to skepticism to trust the elected leaders from our state leaders down to our city council that new tax revenues will be spent responsibly before they come knocking for more money.

Republican Reconstruction Time Again

We are in the cellar more worse than the 2018 Baltimore Orioles and we need to get back to a slightly more marginal team for the next cycle in the California Republican Party

The first goal is a vision. Without a vision there is no mission for us. We need to tell people why they should choose us over the governing state Democratic Party. What better ideas could we provide to solve the pain points of the California resident and business owner?

After the chairman election we have to get the next platform draft written, the next draft should be a fresh and new platform draft so we can show that we are a new party. Average voters do not pay attention to the document, but the news media and the rabid base in both parties do watch the platform.

The second goal is taking care of the brand, we have to restore the brand after the Democratic Party saying we are a bunch of racists and other pejorative titles. Even though there are people of ethnic communities who may have traditionalist values, they still vote for the Democratic Party even though they don’t like the new graphic sexual education law passed in Sacramento that their state legislator voted for as an example.

The third goal is money, without money we die harder than an airplane test pilot. We have to get people to help register voters, canvass neighborhoods and over ballot collection services with the new legalized harvesting of ballots. 5 or 10 dollars a month, if you are fed up with how our state is going we need to be investors. Democrats donated like there was no tomorrow and we have to do the same. Look into Carl DeMaio’s Reform California or the state Republican Party voter registration effort fund if Travis Allen or Steve Frank win the office in late February. 

Stop the Harris Takeover of Our Mountains

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris introduces her first local conservation bill that would protect the San Gabriel River and add more than 100,000 acres to the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Find more information about the bill here.

This bill is most likely going to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and should be dumped in committee. Find the Republicans on this committee and tell them you do not want this moved out.

Even though we may not live in their states, we live in the state affected by the bill and we do not want further control of our lands by the federal government.

The End

The results were not as good as 2014, but I tried my best to give the voters of the 20th State Senate District a choice. I thank those who did vote for me. It does take money and a boat load of time to make the race competitive, but it will take more development for the party and other interested parties to find someone who can do this again in 2022. It does take at least 10-16k to have a campaign with a bit more visibility.

I wrote some rants on my official campaign Facebook page that I would like to post here.

The general public in California will need to be prepared to save up money for tax increases for the utopia of my former opponent and our new Governor. California will only become the playground of the poor and the rich if they don’t understand the limits of their dreams. Be prepared for a services tax where the mechanic and hair salon will also have a tax equal to the sales tax.

Voters need to be vigilant about their incumbents no matter what party they come from. Watch their votes like a hawk, even the ones that they are too embarrassed to showcase in their “Important Legislative Update” Be community organizers like former President Obama when legislation is not going in your direction.

How much more regulations, how much more taxes will people accept before they cry uncle at Governor-elect Newsom, Assemblyman Rodriguez and Senator Leyva? I could accept diversity and inclusion, but you three are suffocating the middle class.

Yes, voters in many cities did raise their sales and or utility taxes, but even when cities like Rialto done this they still are in fiscal dire straits.

I know it may be tempting to pack up and leave, but we can not surrender without a fight.

I thank the voters in the primary and the general election for voting for me and the contributors who did their best to help fund my campaign.

I will still be around as your San Bernardino and state Republican Party committee member until July of 2022.

 

Campaign Update Late October

The campaign was there during the San Bernardino Yes on 6 rally on October 27th. I gave some signs to supporters in the eastern end of the 20th State Senate District which appreciated my presence.

You will likely see a video of myself shot for the Rialto Now blog about my race at that event.

Is there any undecided voters who are saying that I do not have my formal positions on the issues announced that you know of? I have my flyer available for download that you can share to your undecided friends and family so you can get a basic understanding about my campaign.

I am still answering emails from voters who want some clarification. Monday before Election Day I do expect I will get some emails and I will try my best to answer them before you head to the polls on Tuesday.

Yes on 6
Gathering of supporters at the Yes on 6 rally.

Welcome Readers

It is now October, many of you have received your vote by mail ballots particularly in Pomona. This is my update for the month and I am here to discuss a few things.

Events

I will be at the Chino Tea Party meeting on October 13th. We meet at Archibalds in Chino Hills which is near the Chino/Chino Hills border at 9am. You can meet other candidates that cover our surrounding communities and perhaps pick up some signs from us as well.

Speaking on Issues

I was featured in an article on KVCR FM’s website a few weeks ago about the warehouse issue in Bloomington.

I discussed the mental health issue with an advocacy group dealing with mental health at Behavioral Health Action. The main takeaway from most of my points is we should use the revenue from that tax increase to fund mental health causes that has been collecting dust for mental health needs.

As Seen In Several Voter Guides

I was mentioned in several activist group voter guides in our district from the Chino Tea Party to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots as a candidate to vote for. I thank them.

Signs Are Here

campaign sign for 2018

Hello friends and supporters, campaign signs are being ordered and will be deployed to residences and businesses of the 20th district. I will also place a few at the Upland Republican Party headquarters as well for people to obtain them.

As of October 22, the Upland office at 222 N Mountain Ave Upland Suite 202  (near mountain and 9th street) has around 10 signs available for people to pick up. They are open M/W/SA/SU right now.

Any supporter who donated who lives in the district will get a sign reserved for them as well. I thank those who donated so far for my race.

THANK YOU