Welcome to Petsche’s world!

The progressives, like Jack Petsche, are fixated on creating a Utopia every place they reside. Unfortunately, as we know, utopias do not exist and  when despite a 100% failure the progressives are consistently trying to find a way to make it work.  Apparently progressives are stuck in a mental state that is divorced from reality. For example creating bike lanes on all the streets so the citizens can bike to work and stop driving those evil SUV’s. Now where did this insane concept come from? Oh, it came from the same place that gave us WW I and WW II Europe; now that makes perfect sense.

European cities were created thousands of years ago many during the formation of the Roman Empire. The streets were laid out to accommodate foot, horse and carriage traffic and were narrow winding paths with multi story building on both sides. Now of course there were larger avenues  but the narrow lanes were very common. So European and all the worlds cities that were settled back then were densely populated communities with a infrastructure appropriate for the time they were created.

American cities started that way but because of the vast open lands the people rejected the dense crowed cities and spread out especially after the automobile  was invented over a hundred years ago. The result was that after WW II large portions of the working class moved into the open lands around the central cities forming “bedroom” communities. To support this thousands of roads were constructed and the Interstate highway system was created to speed up access as well. So the bottom line today is unlike European cities American cities are set up for cars and long commutes that are just not suited for bike and/or scooter traffic world.

So what we have today is a movement that would work in Europe but not in America bike lanes make absolutely no sense here!

Akron Beacon Journal      9-12-18


Hellish roads, good intentions

Kenmore Boulevard is no longer. It is Kenmore Street or Avenue with traffic down to one lane in each direction, parking spaces dropped into the center and bike lanes at the curb. The lovely boulevard which years ago featured streetcars on the median strip is gone.

Similarly, Canton Road, north of East Market, formerly four lanes of flowing traffic, is now two lanes with a turn lane in the middle and, of course, bike lanes on both sides.

The biggest mess of all is East Exchange westbound from the expressway past the university. Four lanes are now two, parking eliminated and, of course, bike lanes on the school side of the street. Traffic is constantly backed up to Carroll Street. Emergency vehicles get caught in gridlock trying to get to Akron General Cleveland Clinic Hospital.

Merchants must be losing business because of the lack of parking and congestion. To bypass this parking lot, you can go down Buchtel Avenue to the university and get downtown to another destruction project which will have traffic down to two lanes on Main Street and, of course, you guessed it, more bike lanes. Never mind all of the 20- to 30-year-old trees taken down.

These government “look good,” “feel good” changes are not in the best interest of Akron’s drivers. The

money would be better spent paving more of the city’s awful streets, along with painting lines on the expressway and other four-lane streets, Kenmore Boulevard excluded.

Dennis Murphy, Akron


Akron Beacon Journal      9-12-18


Nightmare on the boulevard

We were glad to see that Kenmore Boulevard was finally repaved. The crews did a great job. Then they put many gallons of white paint designating no-go zones over most of what was repaved. What were they thinking?

The designated parking in the middle of what used to be a much-used traffic lane is simply dumb. Traffic is forced into one lane each way and anyone turning (left or right) holds up that one lane. While adding a bike lane seems to be the thing to do these days, the way it was done is, again, dumb. Look for chaos when it snows.

How are they going to plow when there are cars parked in the middle of the street and how is anyone going to see all those dumb white lines when it snows? Someone’s dream of a bike-friendly boulevard has become a nightmare for anyone wanting to drive there.

Bill Collins, Akron


Akron Removes Short-Lived Bike Lane Experiment on Exchange


The City of Akron is closing the newly installed bike lane on East Exchange Street.

Engineers for the city installed the double bike lanes in early August, before University of Akron students returned to campus. The bike lanes are scheduled to be removed October 11.

The Hands on Exchange experiment was an opportunity for the City of Akron to address roadway improvements in the area. They took one lane of traffic out and replaced it with a two-way bike lane. City of Akron Engineering Bureau project manager, Christine Jonke says she met with representatives from the University of Akron to discuss their needs.  Jonke says that Exchange Street is “almost a barrier between the students and the main campus,” so they wanted to bring both sides together.

Initially, the University of Akron responded well to the bike lanes, but the City of Akron wanted to hear from the public.  Walkers and bikers were encouraged to give feedback on the bike lanes using online surveys, website comments, and phone calls.


This experiment was not successful but Akron hasn’t given up they are going to try again in 2022 when more federal money can be used in wasteful projects that cannot work, nor make sense!

On Destroying America (Brecksville)

Petsche and his cohorts are progressives which mean they want to follow President Obama and fundamentally change America (Brecksville) into something other than what it is. There is something fundamentally wrong with this thinking. For example why is just about everybody in the world trying to get in our country if it is the hell hole that the progressive claim it is? And closer to home in Brecksville the survey that was done a few years ago in Brecksville indicated the citizens of Brecksville were overwhelmingly satisfied with the way the city was being run. So why is a major and fundamental change needed in the country and the city of Brecksville?

The answer appears to be personal gain as shown by the corruption in the progressive movement in general and what appears to be a looming corruption in Petsche and by extension his followers and their connections to USA Roofing, inc. and Greenfield Solar Corp.  These two connection are only the ones we know about, how many other do we not know about?

From the Canada Free Press we have On Destroying America

By  —— Bio and ArchivesSeptember 9, 2019

To survive what may be coming, you have to be strong, well anchored, and assured in the midst of craziness and deception everywhere. We are lied to, deceived, and manipulated constantly to believe what isn’t so. Any weakness will declare itself quickly.

Our country is being dismantled, systematically, methodically. It has been going on for a long time, with patience and stealth, since at least the sixties and it is happening from within. Almost everything the Left needs to finish is now in place.

A recent Washington Times op-ed listed a set of conditions that are needed to destroy a nation. Anyone who reads the conditions and compares them with what is now happening and yet disagrees is either not looking or doesn’t want to see. I have added some that I felt were omitted or needed to be included. Some will overlap.

The first condition is to destroy the religion that holds the country together...Christianity. Churches have been decimated by liberal theology…ministers, priests and lay persons preaching their own gospel, counting money instead of souls saved.

The destruction of the nuclear family that produces stable children, wholesale abortion…avowed Communist presidential candidates insisting on exporting abortion around the world, demeaning life, redefining marriage…welfare to a point where the father is no longer needed with whole generations of broken families dependent on the government.

Selling maleness as toxic. They are actively feminizing the male population, making us less able to defend ourselves. They turned the finest military in the world into what was labeled a ‘social experiment’. But, in reality it was not an experiment at all. It was their way to knowingly destroy it.

Our education system has been decimated. Marxist teachers and professors are everywhere. Young people are being bombarded constantly with secular socialist propaganda, teaching the young to be non-judgmental. Accept every form of degeneracy. Children come home from school questioning their grandparent’s values because many of their parents are already on board. They are no longer taught Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Lincoln, Judeo-Christian values. Instead they are taught Malcolm X, Lenin, Mao and the transsexual that reads to them at the local library. Government schools have virtually eliminated parental authority.

Tribalism…divide and conquer

Tribalism…divide and conquer. When Obama became president he set out to divide the races, and so he did. He convinced many minorities that they were being oppressed and the police are their enemy. And it continues.

Immigrate as many people of other cultures as possible, legal or illegal. Dilute the American culture. Make it less acceptable or even a minority.

Make government bigger. Take over health care. Make individual health care dependent on adhering to government policies. Make the hard sell on global warming, or should I now say climate change. Blame every natural catastrophe on it. Give the government what they want…more power. Their science is as bankrupt as their morals.

Disrespect the nation’s symbols. Express contempt for the Constitution. Show disrespect for our national anthem. Burn our flags or raise flags of other nations.

Fill the government with traitors, ruin the great reputations of great institutions such as the FBI, and the CIA, and treat these people as rock stars. And use the media as the cheerleader.

Make everything political…speech, football, food, where you live, what you drive…shame conservatives at every turn

Make everything political...speech, football, food, where you live, what you drive…shame conservatives at every turn. The Bolsheviks were very successful at this game.

Take over high tech, the internet, the news media, entertainment. Control all opposition opinion.

Take control over a major political party. And so they have. Would anyone have thought every Democrat presidential candidate would adhere to or be sympathetic toward socialism? Years ago it was called liberalism to make it more palatable, but now we have ‘graduated’ to full on calling it socialism or democratic socialism. They’re getting more candid. The final step will be the real intention all along…Communism.

Create a new social order and standard of behavior.
 This new standard includes largely the elimination of the freedom of speech. Watch what you say and report those who don’t conform. I can remember several generations back when common sense was common. No longer. Criminals are treated as victims. White people are labeled as oppressors and must apologize for it. Deranged people who need help are ignored, treated as normal, or just doing their thing. And they are everywhere, creating chaos, as designed and expected.

Take away guns, the ability to defend yourself and your family, the most basic of rights. I put this last to point out the three powers that stand in the way of those who would take our country and our freedoms from us…patriots and people of faith, the 2nd Amendment, President Trump.

Again, be strong in your beliefs. There are forces out to destroy this nation, our culture and society. It is like a cancer that is metastasizing. They will succeed, if we let them. They have accomplished much because too many of us have fallen asleep. Liberals taught us to question authority. It is now time to question theirs.

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Ray DiLorenzo — Bio and Archives

Ray DiLorenzo is a career pilot having retired after 22 years as a contract fire pilot with the California Department of Forestry (Cal-Fire).  He is presently affiliated with Stand Up America founded by Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely (Ret).

The Jack Petsche Brecksville cabal

The Jack Petsche cabal works under the, a Better Brecksville moniker and that includes Jack Petsche for Mayor, Gretchen Corp Jones, Mike Schumaker, Chis Hannigan and Ann Koepke all for council.   From what I know from reading what is on their websites and what they say when they talk I would say they are very dangerous people. Below are those that want to rule you, don’t be fooled by their smiles!

I have talked about why I say this before but I’ll say it once more. When I went in the army in 1965 after college I was given two branch options for getting my commission when I graduated from Officers Candidate School, OCS. Basically they were the NSA or Special Forces.  Since I like physical challenges as well as mental challenges I became an officer in the Green Berets. So the question is what the hell does that have to do with a better Brecksville in 2019?

Well it’s actually very simple, back then we were in a cold war with the U.S.S.R. and a hot war in Vietnam as the communists were trying to take Vietnam. The Green Berets were the first to go into Vietnam and always had the most dangerous assignments we were the tip of the spear as they say. So what did we study to get prepared beyond the arts of war and it was communism. Now I had an advantage since I had an undergrad in economics and communism is the political means to create a Marxist economics  Utopia. We studied the history of Vietnam learned some of the language and read books like Street without Joy by Bernard Hall published in 1961 and The Centurions by Jean Larteguy and published in 1962  lastly we had the US government Area Handbook for North Vietnam DA Pam No 550-57 published in June 1967. So we were the most prepared to understand what was happening in Vietnam.

Skip forward to the 1990’s when I first saw troubling social changes happening so I read a lot more on Vietnam and politics and updated my economics and wrote a book on what I was seeing called Power Economics for the Next generation in 1994; the subject of which was the country was starting to move in a bad direction — toward socialism, but there was no reason to do so. Seven years later we had 9/11 and I started my research again this time a lot more seriously. This time I read Rules for Radical’s written by Saul Alinsky in 1971 and Prairie Fire written by the Weather Underground in 1974. Read both as they describe exactly what is happening today and if it doesn’t scare the C**** out of you then you must be one of them. And then I wrote another book this time it was more comprehensive and I called it An Essay on Moral Philosophy in Western Civilization written in 2017/2018 and released in January 2019.

This latest book of mine was about the communist takeover of the Democrat party and their goal to turn us into a socialist Utopia. This battle to change the country started when the U.S.S.R. collapsed and the Marxists in our country (progressives) panicked and started their takeover in earnest after the initial start in 1913. In my semi-expert opinion I believe that Jack Petsche, Gretchen Corp Jones, Mike Schumaker, Chis Hannigan and Ann Koepke, albeit at a low level as I do not believe any of them have the mental ability to operate at a high level, are part of the program to change us from a Republic to a single party soviet style country. Of course they must first get rid of the US Constitution. To do that they must destroy history and replace it with distorted stories called propaganda from back in the day or Newspeak from Orwell’s 1984.

From George Orwell …

“Who controls the past controls the future.

Who controls the present controls the past.”

However the a Better Brecksville cabal seem to be operating at the thug level not the sophisticated level that is really required to be successful. By that I mean as an SF officer would have to be capable of as was shown in the book Horse Soldiers and the move 12 Strong of the SF teams that went into Afghanistan and beat the Taliban into submission within a few months. See my review of the move in My Book and Movie reviews. That is what real strategic plan and solid tactical implementation gives you. That operation level is not what these, a Better Brecksville armatures have. However they are well funded (Soros) and the is only a part of a national movement to take over the country in 2020.

From Dave Pristash …

“Who (Universities) controls the past controls the future.

Who (Google, Facebook & Twitter) controls the present controls the past.

Who (Progressives/Marxists) controls the means of communication (Smart Phones) has the means to achieve all their desires.”


A Brecksville Council meeting in 2020, Part Two

Last night (September 3, 2019) at a Brecksville City Council meeting we were presented with a sample of what a Petsche administration would be like if he were elected mayor. The subject of the meeting  was a presentation by the city’s law director and one of the council members on some serious ethics violations committed by Jack Petsche when he was running for council in November 2017 and during his first year in that position starting in January 2, 2018.

In Part One on my blog  I showed what a “progressive meeting” is like. Now in Part Two we’re going to look at the corruption that all progressive administrations have. And Jack Petsche has now demonstrated that he would be no exception. Petsche is running to be the mayor of Brecksville and being the “progressive visionary” that he is,  his official campaign slogan “A Better Brecksville” is somewhat strange. I say that because a few years ago a survey was sent to Brecksville citizens asking them to rate the city on various relevant aspects.  Without going into details the results were statistically significant and showed the the city had an over 90% very satisfied rating. In other words, that citizens felt the city had been well run under the current mayor. So what more could a Petsche administration do?

Well it would seem corruption is the answer — watch the following video.

Cleveland Channel 5 News September 3, 2019

Petsche, being an attorney both knows the law and knows how to say the right things to hide what he really did which is as follows. Number one is that his company is USA Roofing, Inc. In the bid to the general contractor for the new jail he listed his company as USA (there are thousands of companies with that name). Further, he was not running for office when he made the bid so it didn’t matter. So was Petsche thinking about running for office and decided to use USA instead of his real name USA Roofing? Then after he won the council seat in a very close elections he was obligated to tell the city about the contract especially when he had to sign an ethics agreement/contract with the city when he took office on January 2, 2018. On that date it is my understanding that the roofing on the new jail had not yet started.

This is the point in time where Petsche gets into trouble because he is an attorney and he just signed a document that clearly states he is NOT ALLOWED TO GAIN BENEFIT FROM WORK DONE FOR THE CITY. If Petsche had been honorable he would have told the city at this point that he was doing the roof on the new jail. That would have ended the issue as the city and Petsche could have worked out some kind of compromise.  Petsche chose not to tell the city for some reason and now no one buys his claim that it was a private contract and not subject to the ethics agreement.

During the meeting last night over 90% of the citizens that were there were not happy with what Petsche did  and although Petsche’s name is still on the ballot for mayor it’s hard to see how he could win in November.

This is not the end of this issue the city clearly has the option to remove him from office, however that could backfire on them in Petsche’s favor and get him sympathy votes in November. The better option may be to wait for the ethics review and if Petsche is indicted that would end his political career. If he isn’t, which is hard to believe, the city can still remove him from office.

In any case this issue is not over. 

Is Jack Petsche the most conflicted candidate to run for elected office in the history of Brecksville?

Jack Petsche an honest business man or something else?

Apparently Mr. Petsche is not very transparent so his claims of honesty in politics are suspect. The issue for the voters is what else is Mr. Petsche hiding from us?



Jack Petsche, a city council person, has recently decided to run for the position of mayor of Brecksville. However over the past year it has come to the attention of the citizens of Brecksville and the city Law Director David Matty  that Councilman Petsche may have created serious Ethics law violations since taking office. This serious conflict arises from Petsche’s holding senior positions (ownership?) in two companies USA Roofing Inc. and Greenfield Solar Corp. One, this wouldn’t be an issue except for two facts; one USA (USA Roofing) was a major sub-contractor in building the new city jail & that company was a bidder on another large city contract. Two, after being elected to council Petsche attempted to change the city codes on roof top solar panels. And like the roofing issue Petsche did not tell the city council that he was connected with a company that installed solar panels, Greenfield Solar Corp.

These situations were “hidden” from the City Council and thereby created a serious ethics violation which is now being investigated by the State of Ohio. In fact, Petsche has been advised by the Brecksville Law Director to seek legal counsel.

Link to, Petsche’s USA Roofing, Inc. 

Link to, Council members question colleague’s transparency, ethics over police station subcontract

Is this the kind of mayor we want in Brecksville, I think not!

Jack Petsche – Miss-leads Brecksville Residents

Below is a link to a U tube video of Jack Petsche at a meeting (I think it was in Shaker Hts. in 2015) talking about how his group disguised the Move to Amend initiative in Brecksville as Democracy Day.  It’s alarming that a Move to Amend leader actually brags on camera about deceiving fellow citizens – and he’s running for Brecksville City Council.

Voters should know that he made these statements, as heard on the video:

“We didn’t use the phrase Move to Amend.   We didn’t spell it out – we used shorthand but you all know what we are here for”. 

“If we’d just left it at we want the city to say we support a Constitutional Amendment to say corporations are not people and money is not equal to speech we would have failed”.

This short video shows Jack Petsche explaining to a group of Cuyahoga County residents how to trick the state into allowing citizens petitions into the voting system in a targeted city, in this case Brecksville, Ohio where I live. The event that Petsche is talking about is the local election on November 2, 2015 where Petsche was trying to find a way to get support to propose in Brecksville an amendment to the US Constitution. What he found was that he couldn’t actually say that so he found a way to create a system in Brecksville to do it by tricking the citizens and the Board of Elections by calling his initiative Democracy Day.  I was involved in that election promoting candidates that I felt would benefit the city and outside  one of the poling places I ran into Petsche who was pushing his Democracy day imitative.   I had a discussion with him that evening and also watched him interface with residence coming in to vote. I found that his spoken words did not match what he was actually trying to do — which was to change the US Constitution.

Petsche like most progressive politicians and activists follow the principles first documented in Saul Alinsky’s “Rule’s for Radicals.” Some of which are: never tell the truth, hide your real agenda, and demonize your opponent at ever chance you get.  In other words use deceit and misdirection to get what you want!

When I was in the Army as a Green Beret office in the mid 1960’s we studied Marxism since it was our primary mission to combat the expansion of the U.S.S.R., this was called the Cold War. I can tell you now that for all practical purposes the Old Democrat party has been taken over over those that believe in  Marxists  principles which they now hid as Socialism. Socialism is a word used with the connotation of a system that leads to a Utopia.  Since humans are not perfect we can not develop  a system that is perfect and all attempts of creating a Utopia have resulted in tens of millions of people dying in that attempt. We do not want to go down road ever!