Thursday, August 9, 2018

Chicago : They like being called 'Murder City'

Just this weekend past, there were 70 shootings within the city limits, and 12 of those shot died.  In any other setting in the world, this would make news, headlines above the fold.

But not in Chicago, no way.

Just another day in the life (or death, depending on one's political point of view).  The victims' loved ones in these war-zone neighborhoods on the west and south side of Chicago demand that the shootings stop.  And how are these demands responded to?  With a hail of gunfire from gang members killing each other and anybody within range.  In other words, these demands fall on deaf ears.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual (D-Clueless Town USA) gets in front of his microphone and tells these killers 'stop it, you guys.  You are immoral, you big stupid evil meanies.  Stop it right now, and I mean it!'  And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen; Rahm did something about the violence.  That ought to get him re-elected, yes siree Bob.

You would think that the citizens of these beleaguered Chicago neighborhoods would figure things out by now.  Their city has been run into the ground by Democrats and only Democrats since the days of Al Capone, and even before that.  And yet they re-elect Democrats time and time again, and expect change.  

As they say, you get the government you deserve.  Donald Trump has suggested that perhaps an outside show of force should be deployed to the Windy City, maybe the National Guard.  No takers on that suggestion has been seen, however.  No, the killings will continue unabated until....until when?

These killers are all known to the authorities.  Every evil one of them.  But nobody in Chicago seems to want to go and get them off the streets.  How about this: send in 10,000 troops, maybe more, give the military commanders the known list of killers, and then go take them off the streets?  Either arrest them, or kill them.  You know, as Robocop once quipped, 'dead or alive, you're coming with me.'

How's that for a solution to Chicago's problems?  Nah.  The City of Chicago likes the mantra of 'Murder City.'  They must, because the status quo seems to be the mainstream thought among the folks who run the city, and that would be Democrats.  

And the Democrats like things just the way they are.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Free-riding, mooching and other human endeavors

It is simply the human condition, or any of God's creatures way, for that matter: we all take the path of least resistance.

When faced with the choice of nuts, berries and bark or a tasty pic-a-nic basket (as Yogi Bear would say) full of chicken, potato salad and cherry pie, which menu item will the average Kodiak bear choose?  That's a rhetorical question.  We all know what that bear is going to do.

And so it is with all humans, we go for the low hanging fruit.  Americans have long been generous, giving people.  It is part of our culture to lend a helping hand to those in need, and this is really not the way cultures have been throughout the ages.  Back in the day, life was brutish, nasty and short, and free stuff was in mighty short supply.  This American ethos is a new thing, and the down and out will of course accept a handout when offered.  It is the way of all creatures.  

After WWII, Europe was a white, hot mess.  Particularly Germany, whose major cities were reduced to smoldering rubble after millions of pounds of bombs were dropped on them by the Allies.  Rather than plunder the remnants of a defeated foe, the U.S. stepped up and helped rebuild Europe with aid from U.S. taxpayers via the Marshall Plan.  

The Marshall Plan was never intended to last forever.  But for the recipients of American largess, these freebies have gone on for way longer than it took to rebuild the economies of Europe.  And our politicians have allowed it to continue, even to this very day.

The gravy train is over, however.  President Donald John Trump has been grousing about these handouts to those who don't need them anymore since at least the 1980's, and perhaps even earlier than that.  When filthy rich Germans charge a 10% tariff on all Chevy's, Fords and Chryslers that enter their ports, and yet the U.S. charges only 2.5% tariff on imported BMW's, Volkswagens and Audis, that hardly is what anyone would call 'free trade.'  When Trump moves to remove all tariffs, who are the ones squealing like stuck pigs?

You got it: the mooching, free loading Europeans looking for their perennial handouts.  Much like mooching bears, they are indignant when Ranger Smith cracks down on the never ending pic-a-nic baskets.  

But the Europeans will get used to free, fair trade once they are forced to accept that the days of mooching have come to an end.  Time to get back to the way nature intended things to be: nuts, berries and bark, not bad if you add a little salt...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Humans are basically rotten, and this is news to liberals

The major difference between those on the left and those on the right is their view on humanity: the left believes that people are basically good, and those on the right believe that people are essentially no good.

And from here, the philosophies start to diverge wildly.  Proposed legislation on the left such as food stamps, welfare and other entitlement programs are written in such a fashion that liberals believe nothing but good will come of them.

Nobody can argue that these programs have helped many of the downtrodden in our society.  But the liberal authors of these laws never calculated the extent by which free riders, moochers, ne-er-do-wells and the like will scam the system.  For every one truly needy recipient of these programs, there are 5 scumbags that game the system and render whatever program they scam unsustainable.

Free riders, free loaders, lay abouts, bums, hobos, losers of every sort are the reason that these do-gooder policies of the left never work.  The rotten among us screw it up for everybody else.  And the left never agrees that there are as many rotten folk out there as there are in practicality.  You know, the real world.

In the world of unicorns and rainbows, which all elite liberals assume is the real world, nobody would steal candy from a baby, we're just not that evil.  Wrong, oh so wrong.  There are so many candy thieves out there ripping off babies that it would make the average liberal's head spin, if the count were published.

We are essentially born selfish and rotten.  How often have we ever heard parents of three-year olds scold little Billy: 'Now Billy, you've got to quit sharing your bowl of ice cream with your sister, you need to keep some for yourself.'  'Now, Billy, you've got to learn to not share your toys so much with your brothers and sisters, you need to learn how to play with them yourself.'

Those conversations will never happen, not anywhere on the planet.  Little Billy needs to be socialized so that he can be a productive member of society.  He is not born good.  He' just isn't.  He was born a selfish little turd, and only constant nudging towards civilization will change that.

But liberals don't share this view of humanity.  They think that everybody has a good heart from birth.  If they take away all of our guns, then nobody will ever shoot anybody again.  How dumb is this?  The Little Billy's of the world out there that never took to becoming socialized (we call them sociopaths) will take advantage of the unarmed public, secure himself a few weapons and wreak havoc on us all.  That's just little Billy being himself.

People are rotten.  They just are.  And unless they have been adequately socialized by caring and loving parents, they will wreck every liberal piece of legislation that comes down the pike by gaming and scamming the built in shortcomings of these laws. 

They always have, and they always will.  People are just no good.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The coming 'Big Blue Wave' and other liberal fiction...

Yes, we've all heard it from every talking head on every mainstream medium outlet: just wait until November and Democrats will turn out the vote in such huge numbers that the GOP may never see another majority again.  Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) will be Speaker of the House in perpetuity.

Sounds ominous for Republicans, right?  Doomsday is just six short months away.  This has to be the way things will turn out, because everybody is saying so.  The polls never lie.

Not so fast, there, Kimosabe.  I seem to recall hearing this same thing about Hillary Clinton in 2016; she was a shoo-in, a sure thing, a lead pipe cinch.  And then she lost and not by just a little.  Donald Trump mopped the floor with her in the Electoral College (the only one that counts).  It wasn't even close.  Every poll leading up to the 2016 election had Hillary Clinton ahead by double digits, and then the actual votes were counted.  Wrong, oh so horribly wrong.

Now we are all to believe these same morons who are predicting the same thing?  Liberal victories for as far as the eye can see?

We all didn't just fall off the onion truck yesterday.  These bat shit crazy liberals can shout this foolishness from the mountain tops all they want, and it still will come down to the average American voter walking into that polling place in November and pulling the lever for whomever made their lives better these last two years.

Who will they be pulling those levers for?  The Democrats?  These very Democrats, who have voted to a man and woman in Congress against President Trumps' tax reform bill?  This very same bill which has now put thousands of dollars (also known as 'crumbs' to Red Nancy) in the average American taxpayer pocket?  

Ha, fat chance.  

The Democrats are vowing to repeal the tax reform bill, take back those 'crumbs' and spread it around to their favorite special interests.  How well will that sell in Peoria?  This is the message that their 'Big Blue Wave' will ride to victory on?

I wouldn't start measuring the windows in those current GOP congressional offices for liberal-type drapes just yet.  Let's see how things go in November, and see whether this Big Blue Wave materializes, or whether the liberal left is in for just some Big Blues.




Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Teenagers demand 'no more guns!'

After the terrible massacre in Parkland, Florida, a group of students began the chant 'no more guns, no more guns!'

While I can understand their grief and the desperate wish to do something about this attack, their chant will fall on deaf ears.  Who these teenagers are in reality chanting to are those who will never bow to the wishes of others: criminals and whack jobs that kill for whatever reason.  

These chants are pathetic and useless.  Since man crawled out of the ooze, there have been those who will kill others.  It is just the way of humans, always was and always will be.  It is just the chants against this that is relatively new.  These chants worked to sway public opinion in the Vietnam War, and they worked reasonably well in the Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King.

But the reason these recent chants worked, was that the message was aimed at a civil society.  Public opinion was eventually changed, and our way of doing things regarding these two events was redirected.

Not so with chanting for criminals and whack jobs to change their behavior: they are not civilized, nor do they succumb to public pressure.  Gangs in Chicago murder people willy nilly, and the loved ones of the victims chant 'no more murders.'

Fat chance that the murdering scumbags will hear those voices.  They just don't give a damn about who they murder, or what happens to those left behind.  

Did we hear chants from the citizens within walled cities a thousand years ago, decrying Ghengis Khan from ransacking their society, 'no more seiges!'  No, nobody chanted for that.  Would Ghengis have listened to these chants?  Right.  

Did we hear the residents of London after Nazi bombing raids destroyed their neighborhoods chanting 'no more bombing raids!'  No, no chanting for anything like that.  Would Hitler hear these chants and stand down?  Nothing could be further from reality.

And we heard no such chanting historically for good reason: the only way to stop people who want to kill you is to kill them first.  That is the only way, and this is not even arguable.  It was well understood by everybody back in the day.

So it must be today as well.  As Wayne LaPierre of the NRA pointed out with God's truth: 'the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.'  Period.

Scumbag murderers almost always choose soft targets, poorly defended populations for their mayhem.  Harden these targets by arming the good guys among them.  For a population of every 50 unarmed folk, arm a guard.  In a school of the size of the Parkland high school of 3,000 enrollment, 60 armed personnel would essentially harden this target to the point that no scumbag would choose this for their atrocities.

We can argue about the ratio of armed good guys to unarmed citizens, but this is the way to do it.  And don't point out to the bad guys who is armed and who isn't by slapping a uniform and badge on them with an exposed side arm or shouldered rifle; concealed carry is the way to do this.  Once a bad guy starts shooting, he can count on somebody shooting back in short order, but will not have any idea of where the return fire will come from.  

This is the only way.  Gun control is a fool's errand.  There are 300,000,000 guns in the U.S.  Outlawing guns is simply going to take away guns from law abiding folk, leaving the outlaws armed, since outlaws by definition do not obey the law.

No more chanting, just arm more good guys.  

Monday, December 18, 2017

Chuck and Nancy wrong again....as usual

Ask Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma) or Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) what they think about the Trump administration's plan to reform our tax system and they will to a man/woman assert with absolute conviction and authority that it is merely a tax cut for the richest 1% of American fat cats, and that the middle class will suffer terrible.  Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) in fact calls it 'Armageddon.'

Once Donald Trump signed the tax reform package laid on his desk on Dec 21, 2017, about twenty huge (or as The Donald would say, 'yuge') corporations announced bonuses, raises and employee benefits effective immediately.  These companies include Boeing, Comcast, Wells Fargo, 5/3rd Bank among others.  Behavior that was completely opposite the bogus claims of Chuck, Nancy, Pochahontas and Crazy Bernie.  They couldn't have been more wrong.

Their underlying assumption for thinking this way is that when Americans are allowed to keep more of their money, rather than give it to the government via confiscatory taxation, these greedy Americans will just sit on the money, and keep it in bags lining their hallways, much like Scrooge McDuck (see photo).  Rather than reinvesting into their businesses, they would simply do swan dives into the deep piles of money, and wallow around in the gobs of cash, making 'money angels' by waving their arms and feet in the piles of dough.

This is how Democrats view American capitalists; greedy pigs that simply want as much money as possible and to hell with everybody else, let them eat cake.  This is demonstrably not true.  Although there are a certain percentage of corporations that will use the additional funds that they don't send in to Uncle Sugar to buy back stock, or issue dividends to share holders, or yes, line the hallways of their mansions with bags of money like Scrooge McDuck.  There are some of those types out there, nobody can deny that.

But the majority of Americans who work hard will take this additional money they find in their pockets at the end of the tax year and use it to expand their businesses, hire people, buy plants and equipment.

The Scrooge McDucks of this country, while out there,  are a tiny minority of businesses, and not the majority as Chuck and Nancy claim.  The cut from 35% to 21% in the corporate rate will generate an enormous amount of economic activity, not just go into money bags lining the mansion hallways of the fat cats.

This is a primary difference between the conservative view of Americans and the pessimistic liberal view.  I prefer to think of my fellow capitalists as entrepreneurs, and not as Scrooge McDucks.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

No more subsidizing liberalism with new tax reforms

I am quite tired of supposed rock-ribbed Republicans in high tax states (California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts..et al) getting in front of any microphone they see and whining about the proposed elimination of the deduction of state and local taxes (SALT) from their federal returns.  Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Peter King (R-NY) are crying foul that the proposed reforms will negatively effect their citizens in these high tax states.


Well duh.  Congressmen Issa and King: fight for your constituents and convince them that lower state and local taxes will benefit them, rather than ignoring this federal welfare that sucks off of the rest of us outside of your districts.  Use this tax hike for the benefit of your state in the long run: lay this increase directly at the feet of those who created it in the first place: liberal local Democrats.  Run on this as a platform for change.  Elect Republicans to reverse these high tax conditions.  

Whining about getting rid of the SALT deductions so that your voters can continue to sponge off of their neighboring states is is not a conservative position.  This is not why Republicans are elected - to preserve the subsidization of liberalism.

Voters in these liberal states elect local and state officials who jack up taxes.  These scalawag politicians, however, insist to their constituents that these higher taxes will not affect them, owing to the ability to write them off on their 1040 form.  This is true.  The end result is that this practice is simply mooching off of the rest of the nation; exactly what all liberal politicians run on and are elected and re-elected on.

This is tax welfare, given to liberal state elected officials in return for their local votes.  Enough of this.  If your states vote to jack up state and local taxes, then live with it.  Suck it up.  You voted for it, and don't expect the rest of us to pay for it.

These 'conservative' politicians are assholes.  Start behaving like Republicans and not like jerks.