About Randell S. Hynes
I’m sticking my neck out here to share ideas about starting a new US national political party that have been dammed up in my head for decades. I have a few notable experiences listed below that have prepared me to move forward on this crazy journey. I hope as you read on, you see the common-sense of my message. I’m just greasing the wheel. Once the wheel is turning and gains momentum, I’ll take whatever role I’m best suited. Even if that position is left out. I’ll proudly vote for a Middle Party candidate that embodies the common-sense expressed here that all should crave.
I grew up in the conservative state of Indiana and proudly cast my first vote for Ronald Reagan. Former Senator Richard Lugar was my Mayor growing up.
I was the first in four generations of Irish immigrants to graduate high school. I started out pushing a mower on public golf courses around Indianapolis. After a less than stellar Freshman year at Butler University I spent four years working at two major hotels and driving a Yellow Cab. Meanwhile, my younger brother did an Army tour and graduated from Indiana University on the GI Bill. Inspired, I joined the Army and exceled while attending nearly three years of college in six years at Fort Ord.
My work in the Army required me to teach myself computers, which lead to becoming a self-taught programmer for thirty years. I excelled in the Army. I was recognized with Brigade and Community awards, and was the top rattle-battle M-16 marksmen at Fort Ord in 1991. I was Bravo Company 14th Engineer Battalion’s Bailey Bridge Commander. I was literally a bridge builder. I now aspire to be a virtual bridge builder by bridging the gap to carry Americans where we need to be. Follow me.
United Way Soldier of the Year, presented here by Clint Eastwood.
I now make a comfortable living as a programmer, and plan to retire in ten years. I hope not to have a quiet retirement.
Some notable experiences along the way gave me some insight that is ingrained in my writing here.
- After the Silicon Valley company I worked for sold its core technology and closed, I spent eight years developing a CMS app like WordPress. The technology I used became obsolete before it was ready. During seven of those years I was a Las Vegas taxicab driver. I saw a lot of strangeness. I saw how police treat people differently, because I was treated differently when pulled over in my cab than when I was pulled over in my car. And I’ve seen how people who have little or nothing (like my mostly immigrant fellow drivers) can be controlled with fear,
- Driving a taxicab led to becoming a driver advocate and Nevada Legislature lobbyist for drivers who couldn’t communicate well enough or be organized. I found an interest in the solar power industry while lobbying in 2009 & 2011. I managed to ruffle some feathers as an advocate and lobbyist, but I was generally ineffective influencing law,
- Driving also led to an opportunity during hard times in 2008. After campaigning for the AFL-CIO, I voted for Barrack Obama. I truly believed that this well-spoken black man would be able to bridge the racial divide in America. I was wrong. He only used his position to vent frustration and sew mistrust in police. Opportunity lost.
- I prepared and filed an 8th District Court pro se case against all of the Las Vegas Strip hotel casinos and limousine companies claiming my taxi driving income had been cut by 80% because of their illegal activities. Judge Jackie Glass scolded me and threw me out of her court room two weeks before the Las Vegas OJ Simpson trial she judged.
When I hear the nonsense spoken by our national leaders and representatives, it’s difficult to stay quiet. I sincerely believe most Americans know common-sense when heard and will appreciate what I say here.
Let’s see where the bridge leads, together.