Sunday, December 27, 2015

A letter to all of you moochers

You know who you are. As much as 50% of working age and retired U.S. citizens are moochers, in addition to untold millions of illegal aliens. Since you know who you are, I am talking to you, dead beats.

Yes you, who expect for some unknown reason that other people should pay for your health care when you casually walk into the emergency room with a runny nose, and suck up the system's time and energy, and then walk out without paying a dime. Or worse yet, when you carry no medical insurance, and develop an existing condition, then expect someone else to treat you at no cost to you whatsoever? 

The latest socialist crap to come down the pike (Obama Care) mandates that insurance companies issue you a policy despite your existing condition. This is not insurance, it's welfare, and you are the recipient. Or, in other words, free loading off of the rest of us.
You, who are here illegally and send your illegal kids to public schools, towards which you have contributed nothing, and suck up other public goodies towards which you gave squat.

And what about you old mooching geezers, who suck up all kinds of medicine and pay precious little for it, if anything, simply because you are old and the government gives you a Medicare card, or even worse, a Medicaid card. And you loudly bitch and whine about your lousy, feeble little co-pay when it occurs.

And speaking of mooching old geezers, I am speaking of parasites like you who cash your lucrative, opulent social security check each and every month, and yet you know in your heart of hearts that you never, ever contributed anything close to what you have taken out, and what you expect to take out for the undetermined future. And be honest (if that is even possible), you are not even close in your lifetime contributions to what you are cashing and expect to cash.

What is life like for you, you parasites? Don't you ever wonder where this money comes from to support you in your cozy, comfy lifestyle which you don't pay for? Do you think that the Money Fairy just flies in to Washington D.C., or your state or county capital and dumps truckloads of cash into the treasury which supports your slovenly lifestyle? Do you even care where the money comes from? Probably not.

And if you don't care, that makes you one of two things: 1) stupid, or 2) evil. Which do you prefer? It is an amoral being who consciously takes from others without giving back any effort for what they take, and that would be defined as evil. Or if you just don't bother to think that your lifestyle is supported by others, then you are just a garden variety idiot. Which is it, mooch?

And you biggest moochers of all: public employee union retirees (this includes public school teachers, firemen, police, librarians, utility companies, and on and on and on and on...): you gutless parasites retire at age 50 or 55, and live the life of Reilly on the public dime for the rest of your free loading life, while the municipality that you used to work at gets the bill for your pension each month, in addition to having to replace your dead beat body with another younger working mooch to back fill what you should be doing until age 65, if there were justice in the world. 

Do you really think you earned your pension? Not even close, you slacking dead beats. You are killing our society, and you don't even care.  

The country would be better off without you. You know that, don't you?

(This post is a re-print from about 5 years ago, I just thought I would run it again, apparently nobody seems to get any of this)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Hillary has no leg to stand on when she attacks Trump

I can't wait for the campaign to start for the 2016 presidential race after both GOP and Democrat conventions.  Hillary Clinton will be casting whoever winds up on top of the GOP hill as a woman hating, throwing-granny-off-the-cliff mean spirited ogre.

This phony GOP 'war on women', with the meanest of the mean bullies represented by Donald Trump according to Hillary's brilliant strategists is going to blow up in her fat face.

Currently, the leading GOP candidate Donald Trump hasn't spent a single dime of his own money on his campaign, and Hillary is portraying him as the worst misogynist to ever stand in front of a microphone.  And The Donald, in political fighting shape, blasts back that she would do well to tone down that 'war on women' crap because she doesn't have a fat leg to stand on.

The worst, most blatant woman abuser to ever take to the stump has got to be her ever loving hubby, Bill Clinton.  Just ask Monica Lewinsky, Kathleen Willey, Paula Corbin Jones, Juanita Broderick, Jennifer Flowers or any of the other members of Hillary Clinton's "Bimbo Eruption" list.  And once any hapless victim of Bill Clinton made this Bimbo Eruption list, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was in charge of Bimbo Eruptions, went after them, their careers and their reputations like a vindictive fury and demonstrably destroyed them all.

And you can bet that if Donald Trump is the nominee, this Bimbo Eruption list will be trotted out for the American public to soak in. 

It's true; regarding mean people who trample on women, Hillary has absolutely no leg to stand on, cankles or no cankles. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Barry and his ilk want to grab your gun

It's coming, Barack Obama's executive order restricting the purchase and ownership of hand guns, assault rifles, large capacity magazines, hollow point bullets, etc.  You know, all the stuff that former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders wanted gone as well, and replaced with nicer, softer safer ordinance.  Like bullets made of gummy worms, and rifles made of foam rubber.  Now THAT kind of 2nd Amendment is what the Founding Fathers had in mind, just ask any gun grabbing liberal.

Right after the San Bernardino killings by a couple from the death cult Islam, he just couldn't help himself but to say that easy access to the ownership of AR-15 assault rifles was largely to blame for this massacre.  No, no, radical Islam had nothing to do with it, you horrible Islamo-phobes.

That's like saying that Karl Marx wasn't responsible for putting down on paper his "Das Kapital" tome and fomenting the beginnings of one of the most deadly forms of government responsible for the deaths of millions: communism.  Nope, it wasn't Karl Marx's fault for those deaths, we must lay the blame at the feet of the pencil that he used to put those deadly words onto paper.

Those lethal pencils have got to go.

Just for the sake of argument, I doubt that any of Barry's executive orders will remove a significant number of wicked fire arms from the possession of, oh, say perhaps 150 million red blooded Americans who believe in the 2nd Amendment.  And the average number of fire arms per household in the U.S. is estimated to be around two.  That's a lot of fire power out there in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, Barry.

I wonder what kind of jack booted force will be assembled by Barry and his ilk that will be coming to the doors of this many armed households, demanding that we surrender our evil guns?

Just exactly how will that government gun grabbing all work out in the end?  

I want to know.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Don't let a perfectly good crisis go to waste, Rahm

In Chicago, it appears that Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D-Illinois) is knee deep in one of his favorite modes: crisis mode.  

Mobs are marching in the streets, closing down business districts and disrupting traffic, all the while chanting "Hey Hey. Ho Ho.  Rahm Emanuel's got to go."  Pretty original stuff, there, mob.  But effective.

During Rahm's gig as President Obama's Chief of Staff during Barry's first term, Rahm was famously quoted as saying "never let a crisis go to waste.  You can do things during a crisis that you normally couldn't do otherwise," I paraphrase here but you get the gist: Rahm loves crises, bring 'em!

And now he's got one of his own making, or at least of his party's philosophical creation.  The Chicago police department has been brutalizing its citizens for, oh, a century or so.  And why has this situation been created, and tolerated for so long, one might ponder.

Simple.  Chicago has been run by Democrats since the days of Al Capone.  And even earlier than that.  Democrats have one main constituency that they have catered to during this last century, one main source of revenue and power: unions.

The Chicago City Police Department is heavily and totally unionized.  The Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge Number 7, has contracts with the City of Chicago that control how the police operate, how they work, rules of engagement, how police are supervised, and particularly how Chicago cops are investigated for complaints, misdeeds, wrong doing, graft, corruption, etc.  And more importantly, the unions dictate exactly how Chicago cops are disciplined and/or punished if an investigation determines guilt on the part of a loyal, dues paying union member.  And most crucial in all of this union skulduggery, union contracts are written so that almost no union member is subject to discipline, even under the worst egregious wrong doing.  Cops don't like being disciplined, not in Chicago. No siree Bob.  

Unions, not just the Fraternal Order of Police, generally are in existence to ensure that their members work less, and get paid more than a private sector worker would in similar work environments. This is just Union 101 operating procedure.

And cultures within unions determine how things work, make no mistake about this reality.  In union shops, when a 'go-getter' starts to catch the eye of management, this unacceptable enthusiasm is nipped in the bud by the union bosses, as working above and beyond the scope of the contract makes everyone else look bad.  So, the eager-beaver union member that strayed off the reservation is severely reprimanded for making his brothers look bad in any number of ways.  Going forward, this 'go-getter' stops being the super performer, and gets his head right.  Things are then back to normal: in other words, slow.  Pedantic.  Sluggish.  You know, union speed.

Democrats and unions go hand in hand.  Rahm loves unions.  They pay for his re-elections and in turn he gives them whatever they want.  And Democrat policies dictate that in order to get votes, they must give away free stuff and get as many people dependent on them as possible, which creates problems when these dependent people are in the long run unhappy with the meager existence given to them by Democrats.  Unrest begins.  When Democrats notice the first signs of unrest, they don't like the fact that it upsets their apple cart and accordingly they throw money at the problem to go way.  That's the Democrat way.  Other people's money, of course.  Rahm figured that the brutalized citizen that was shot 16 times in 15 seconds and his family would not make the news if he shoveled $5 Million dollars to the family as hush money.  Done deal, no more unrest.  Until another three or four videos surfaced showing dumb cops killing more citizens willy nilly, then the unrest returns.

And when unrest is seen, cops are called to stop the unrest.  And what kind of cops show up during unrest?  Union cops.  Are union cops the best and brightest?  No.  No, union cops are for the most part the worst performers in the country, and assuming that these kinds of cops will make good decisions when the heat is on is a really bad assumption.  I have to assume that these mobs, if they persist, will be dealt with by dumb cops, union cops on Rahm's payroll.  We'll see how that all works itself out.  

Chicago has the country's worst, dumbest cops that make the most mistakes and brutalize their citizens more than perhaps anywhere else in the country.  These brutalized citizens are now forming mobs and demanding change.  And they also want Rahm Emanuel's head on a stick, since he is the guy in charge of things.

There  you go, Rahm.  A crisis tailor-made just for you.  And you and your liberal philosophy are the cooks that prepared this 'unrest stew.'

Soak in it, Rahm "Dead Fish" Emanuel.  This crisis couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

When Democrats run things

Democrats have run everything in Cook County and Chicago for nearly 100 years.  Chicago is broke, and so is the state of Illinois, primarily as a result of Chicago and its profligate spending on social programs, fat bloated city and county government, and stupid Democrat idiocy in general.

And now the Chicago Police Department is under scrutiny (again).  They hire the worst cops in the world, never fire any of the blatant slugs and miscreants, and never ever have any accountability for police misdeeds.  Well, with the exception of holding former CPD chief Jon Burg accountable for torture and malfeasance thirty years ago.  This police force has been brutalizing its citizens for about the same amount of time, perhaps a century.  And nobody is ever fired, suspended, or even criticized.  Not even a slap on the wrist.

The latest video of a stupid Chicago cop, Jason Van Dyke, shooting a black guy with a knife 16 times in 15 seconds is just typical for Chicago.  And the guy was surrounded by about 19 responding patrol cars, with 20 or 30 other cops on the scene.  At this time last October, 2014, the nation is focused on the violence in Ferguson, MO, and the Cook County State's attorney Anita Alverez (Democrat) holds this damning video from the public for 13 months, apparently in order to protect her fellow Democrat Mayor Rahm Emanual from scrutiny of police malfeasance under his watch while he has a re-election campaign underway.  That, and let Ferguson riots die down a bit.

To add fuel to the fire, the Democrats in charge pay the family of the slain black guy 5 million dollars to keep things quiet.  Sounds like a play right out of the Democrat playbook to me.  And only 8 days prior to this shooting was yet another Chicago cop caught on video shooting another black guy in the back, this time the guy had no weapon.  But not to worry, the cops on the scene planted a gun on the body, that's how it is done in the Democrat haven of Chicago, Illinois.

This video is about to be released soon (Robert Johnson is the dead black guy's name).  Same players involved: Anita Alverez (D) ignored the case.  Mayor Rahm Emanual (D) also ignored it.  They didn't even bother to pay Johnson's family any hush money, a little off the reservation for Democrats on that one.  Guess they are getting cheap nowadays, what with revenues on the wane.

And nobody knows why Chicago is a mess.  They can't understand what is going on.  Of course, they are all Democrats, and they are all asking each other what is going on, and nobody seems to know.

They, of course, will never ever under any circumstances ask a Republican for their opinion.  They prefer to remain clueless.  This will remain a Democrat mystery until further notice.  Or until a Republican majority is elected in Cook County and Chicago, a likelihood similar to that of the Jacksonville Jaguars winning the Super Bowl any time soon.  

Friday, November 27, 2015

Pacifists in power cause massive deaths

It is indeed ironic that modern pacifists, such as Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama and of course Neville Chamberlain, have been directly responsible for millions of people losing their lives owing to these pacifist's military policies (or lack thereof).

Pacifists are those politicians and their acolytes who truly believe in their heart of hearts that if we only all endeavored to just get along despite our differences, we could all live in harmony, sit arm in arm swaying peacefully to "Kumbaya."  Yes, if we all just adhered to these pacifist policies, we would all be at peace.

Yes, on paper, it would be nice to sit around the campfire singing Kumbaya with everyone who wanted to kill us, so that in the end we would all see eye to eye and agree in every way how to best manage all human affairs.

But we don't live in a paper world.  The world is ruled by the aggressive use of force.  It always has been, is currently done this way, and will always be done this way.  It's how the real world works.  But don't try and sell this concept to pacifists.  They still insist if we take the brilliant philosopher John Lennon at his word and 'give peace a chance,' things will work out just peachy.

Jimmy Carter figured he could throw the Shah of Iran under the bus in 1979, and the Shiite muslims of the world would love us.  We can all see how that turned out. The Ayatollah Khomeni took the reigns of power in Iran (a former reliable ally of the US in a very troubled region), and we all see how things turned out since then. The Shiite muslims of the world hate us with a purple passion, and have been on the rampage with their murderous intent on bringing about the 'End of Days,' with the world going up in smoke.  Millions of people have died since the mullahs have been in charge in the Middle East.  Untold millions.

Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister during the outbreak of WWII, of course, is the poster boy of pacifists gone wild.  This guy figured he could simply chitty chat with the worlds' most evil butcher, Adolf Hitler, and things would end up just fine.  How many millions of people lost their lives owing to Neville Chamberlain's miscalculation as to how pacifying homicidal dictators would make them peaceful players in the world community?  There are still debates as to how many millions lost their lives, as the statistics are lost in history and the fog of World War.

And how about Barack Obama, the guy who ended all of the wars that the warmongers Bush, Cheney and Wolfowicz got us into?  What is the body count now on Barry's watch?  How many people are dead in Syria, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, not to mention Paris and elsewhere, once Barry decided to withdraw American force from trouble spots?  Millions?  Maybe not.  Maybe.  The body count will always be disputed. 

Regardless of the actual numbers of dead people owing to America's pacifism that is currently the policy of the greatest power on earth,  the numbers will speak for themselves as history becomes clear years from now: pacifists kill people.  When good people stand by and let evil flourish, this is what we get, and pacifists will never agree that this is reality.

That's why they live in fantasy land.  Reality is just too harsh to contemplate, especially when they are the ones with blood on their hands.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

We are indeed at war with Islam

We keep hearing it, mostly from liberals, socialists and Democrats: "we are not at war with Islam."

But is appears clearer and clearer as time marches on that Islam is actively and eagerly at war with us.  Andy McCarthy, the prosecutor of the Blind Sheikh back in the 1990's has been saying this for twenty years now: these radical fundamentalist muslims are not misreading the Koran.  They are not perverting the words of the prophet Mohammed.  They are adhering to the exact meaning of the Koran - if you do not accept Allah and his teachings, you are an infidel and must either convert or die.

All of those peaceful muslims out there better wake up, and sooner rather than later.  They all know that their holy texts state this very thing, and they know that they can't repudiate these passages, since they are the words of the prophet.  If they remain silent in the face of terror committed in their name against the West, they too will be lumped in with those who commit these terrorist acts and rightly so.

Accordingly, this is why we don't see hordes of 'peaceful, moderate' muslims marching in the streets against those who would slander their religion.  Their religion is not being slandered, and they simply will not admit it to us infidels.  

It is only a matter of time before the West wakes up as well, and sees that there really is no distinction between those radical terrorists such as the ISIS monsters who carried out the Paris attacks and those who sit peacefully in their mosques and pray: they all adhere to the same principles of Islam: either submit to Allah and his teachings or die.

They all believe that.  Every damn one of them.  It is just the young and bold fundamentalists who act on the prophets words who are at war with the West, and the rest of the muslim world stands silent because to object would be to betray their faith.

Islam is at war with us.  They have been at war with us since the Crusades, and nothing has been settled between muslims and those who they consider infidels (which is everyone else on earth). We will in time understand that we can't distinguish a peaceful muslim from a jihadi terrorist: they must be confronted.

Sooner or later, their mosques will be closed in the West.  The French may take the first steps, we'll see soon enough.  But to allow these enemies of humanity to freely mingle and walk among us is to continue the terror.

There really is no other way.  We must confront muslims everywhere, since that is where the terror begins: in their mosques, in their communities and in their culture.  

We are indeed at war with Islam.  

Friday, November 13, 2015

Passive aggression is out: flat-out aggression is en vogue now

The protests at Mizzou last week are evidence of the new wave of achieving social change: screw those old-fashioned tactics of passive aggression such as peaceful demonstrations, boycotts, petitions.  You know, the stuff of the 1960's that ended the Vietnam War, and brought down a president during the Watergate scandal.  Well, that was then, and this is now.  Those tactics are worn out and tired.  We need to resort to 'new' methods to achieve our goals.

The targets of those antiquated tactics have over time figured out how to use effective countervailing measures to lessen the impact of these quasi-legal methods to achieve their usually nefarious goals of free stuff, free services or a change in the status quo.

No, the tactics of miscreants among us such as 'Black Lives Matter,' 'Occupy Wall Street' and now 'S.W.I.N.E.:' Students Wildly Indignant about Nearly Everything (a parody of the student protests of the 1960's by MAD Magazine nearly 50 years ago) have gone retro: real, live aggression.  You know, fists, clubs, knives, torches, bombs, that's the way to effect change nowadays.

Flat-out angry aggression, such as was used throughout antiquity to effect wanted change by a self interested individual or group is making a come-back: recall when Thag the Caveman wanted Ooma the Cavewoman to go out with him, and she showed little interest? Thag wants what Thag wants, and brings his great big oaken club out, and presto-chango!  Ooma is now Thag's girl friend, and she's got a nasty lump on her skull to prove it.  See how this works?

And it worked very well for thousands of years.  The biggest thugs with the biggest clubs called all the shots.  Then that bothersome thing called 'civilization' came along, and the thugs' preferred methods of persuasion such as clubs, sharp sticks and big rocks were frowned on by the rest of the tribe, and the biggest thugs eventually had to go along with this new fangled way of determining how resources were allocated among a population.  Dang.  

On the campaign trail, benevolent anti-capitalist Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) is on the podium railing against the system, and along come the thugs from Black Lives Matter, and they simply take his microphone away and start spewing their message.  That's the way you do it, now.

Michael Brown bull rushes a Ferguson policeman in an attempt to disarm the cop and is shot dead.  Did the black community, whose poster boy of what is wrong with everything in society today, Michael Brown who just robbed a convenience store before getting stopped by police, resort to peaceful protests to show their disdain of police efforts here?  Hardly.  These mobs burned the town to the ground.  That's how you do it  now, folks.

Student mobs at the University of Missouri, who want change at the top because a drunk frat boy called a black student the "N" word, physically eject a reporter and camera man at a mob rally because he represents the 1st Ammendment of the Constitution of the United States: something that's got to change to accommodate the mob and what the mob wants: free tuition.  This is the wave of the future, boys and girls.

Why stop at free tuition?  Now that they can simply grab anything they want, just as Thag the Caveman did back in the day, why not free food, free cars, free apartments.  Come to think of it, to hell with free apartments: they want free mansions.  And free yachts.  And free villas on the French Riviera.  

And they want them now, or they will wreck the place.  

We as a society are coming full circle.  Thag the Caveman would be so proud....

Friday, November 6, 2015

Since when should liberal Democrats moderate GOP debates?

Imagine the upcoming Democrat/Socialist debate, and esteemed Fox News Channel moderator Sean Hannity asks former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton the following:

"Madam Secretary, it has been confirmed that you deliberately and callously lied to the American people about the murder of four Americans including our ambassador in Benghazi, saying it was a spontaneous riot caused by a video.  It has been verified that you knew in fact, by your own words, that it was a planned attack by an al-Queda-like group, your words, Madam Secretary.  My question to you is this: why should the American people ever believe a word you say from this point forward, and isn't it true that you have no integrity whatsoever?"

That question will never be asked of the known liar and failed politician, Hillary Clinton.  Why will it not be asked?  Because rock solid conservative moderators will not be conducting the debates at any point.

But we still put up with the likes of these arch-liberal moderators such as John Harwood and Becky Quick.  These guys have never, ever voted for a Republican, not once.  And they never, ever will.  They are true-believer liberal socialists, and their only goal was to discredit as much as possible everybody on the GOP debate stage.

They may has well have asked the following: 

"Senator Cruz, since some say you eat babies for breakfast, will you and your administration continue this abhorrent menu if you are elected to the highest office in the land?"

Or better yet: "Mr. Trump, why are you so rotten?"

Or even, "Senator Rubio, it has been suggested to many that you suck real bad.  Why should we elect you to the highest office in the land when you suck so badly?"

Reinz Preibus swore that we would have none of this a few years ago.  What ever happened to that pledge?  Did he forget that these liberal Democrats always go for the throat when moderating GOP debates, but throw soft balls to their Democrats vying for the nod in their debates?

My suggestion going forward to balance things out, is for Rush Limbaugh to host the next Democrat/Socialist debate.  And ask the tough questions of them, for once.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The latest 'Get Rich Quick' scheme: Fantasy Football

You know how to pick 'em, right?  You fare better in the office football pool than the next guy, we all know that.  Now it's time to start making some money off of your God given talent: just pony up $200 bucks at Fan Duel (and they will magnanimously match that amount).  Pick your players, stay under the salary cap and watch the games on Sunday.  Then, simply wait for the huge check to show up.

If you fall for this stupidity, you are dumber than a bag of hammers. Fantasy football sites such as Fan Duel and Draft Kings are nothing more than the latest version of a lottery: the odds of you winning any payouts of big bucks are virtually zero.  But the ads for these fantasy football sites, much like lotto ads, portray everybody drinking Dom Perignon champagne, driving around in Lamborghinis and Ducati Diavels, and lounging on the decks of opulent yachts.  Yeah, that's going to be you if you participate in our scam, uh, er, exciting game.  

So far, most states view these sites as games of skill, and not gambling.  Their supporters argue that unlike poker or playing the lotto, significant skill is required to succeed: you must know the potential of all players in the NFL, and must mix and match their skills and yet keep under the salary cap, all knowledge based you see.  Fantasy football is nothing like video poker, or playing the 'quick pick' lotto selection where you simply allow the computer to generate random selections.  No, you see, the fantasy football gamer is completely different than those gambling losers who play the lotto; they are skilled.

If you believe that, you don't have the brains God gave a crow bar.

Fantasy football sites such as Fan Duel and Draft Kings are flat-out gambling sites.  It requires no more skill than video poker: keep the aces, kings and queens, throw out anything that doesn't pair up, run in sequence or match suits, and hit the draw button and hope for the best.

In fantasy football, keep the productive QB (aces), kings and queens (productive running backs and receivers), throw out unproductive and expensive/hurt players (non-pairs, unsuited or sequenced cards).  Sound similar?   That's because it's EXACTLY the same game.  Fantasy football is poker is lotto is horse racing. It's GAMBLING, you morons.  

And who wins in gambling?  THE HOUSE wins, idiot.  How else do they generate those big checks for those precious few smiling winners lounging on the decks of those yachts?  The house (fantasy football site owners) must consistently have better odds of keeping your money than you do, otherwise they go broke.  

Get it?

If not, there's no hope for you.  Go ahead and sign up, pay your hard earned money into that site and sit back and wait for that huge check to show up.  And while you're at it, go buy a few lotto tickets.

You will be waiting for that huge payday for a while.  Quite awhile.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Just call a spade a spade: they're liberals

Hillary Clinton proclaims that she is a progressive who likes to get things done.  Bernie Sanders proudly states that he is a Democrat Socialist.  

Great.  I am pleased that the confusion is all cleared up.  Neither wants to be labeled as a liberal.  But that's exactly what they both are: raging, blatant liberals.

While Bernie is much more inclined to take a wrecking ball to Wall Street than Hillary, whose Wall Street buddies are primarily funding her campaign, they both are philosophically joined at the hip.

As raging liberals, both Bernie and Hillary truly believe that the government is better suited to determine how best to allocate public resources, and they both believe that the more national resources placed under government control, the better.  And when the government hands out the collective goodies, they can control the benefactors of government largess to almost an unlimited degree.  And as raging liberals, this eventuality is exactly what both Bernie Sanders and Hillary desire: ham-fisted control over every American from cradle to grave.

As we have seen throughout history, when a government winds up with control over everything, the population suffers never ending hardships, shortages and unfairness.  Nobody in a government controlled economy has any more than the next guy.  If someone wants to work a little harder than his neighbor, that extra work will not be rewarded, but conversely the fruits of that extra labor will be confiscated and spread out to the collective.

Accordingly, hard work is punished.  Productivity plummets and nobody benefits in the dream world of Hillary or Bernie except Hillary and Bernie (and their buddies).  The rest of us suffer, as human nature takes over in a big way as the slothful worthless slugs among us quickly figure out that they are entitled to an equal share of the nation's GDP regardless of their effort.  In time, the free loaders will overload the system, as the go-getters also quickly learn that any extra energy they put into the economy will not benefit them or their families.  It's happened in every society that has ever fallen victim to total government control over its citizens' lives.

So let's just call a spade a spade: Democrat Socialists, Progressives, Communists, Potentates, Dictators, etc: they are all the same name for nearly identical philosophies: complete government control over the means of production.  

I still call the Democrats what they are: liberals.

Monday, October 5, 2015

"The Martian": a review

If you like colossal, steely-nerved efforts by the hero to overcome what appear by everyone to be impossible odds, you'll love "The Martian."

Matt Damon, as stranded astronaut Mark Watney, struggles to survive on the icy-cold, barren surface of Mars after his fellow crew members scrambled to evacuate before a killer Martian storm wrecked their space craft, and Watney was presumed dead during the chaos after being struck and carried off into the wasteland by blowing debris.

Watney survived, miraculously.  With only his training as a botanist, and McGuiver-esque ability to solve never ending life threatening problems one after the other with duct tape and tarps, Watney mounts his heroic effort to live.  In order to keep the meager survival assets brought by the initial mission together, Watney clings to life tenuously while the entire global community back on Earth mobilized every asset conceivable to mount a rescue.

The technical merits of the film can't be topped to date: the views of the bleak Martian surface truly take the audience into the experience, and the whole effect of Watney's dire circumstances are made real by the director Ridley Scott of "Gladiator" and "Alien" fame.

The  triumphant ending stirred a roar of applause in my theater, and I found myself among the admirers, reveling in the 'feel good' movie of the year; watching "The Martian" makes you wonder if there is absolutely nothing that can't be overcome with determination, guts and duct tape.

You gotta see 'The Martian.'  What a film.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Good news: John Boehner (D-Oh) resigns as establishment RINO leader

Finally, some good news out of Washington: John Boehner is resigning from congress.

For the life of me, I still can't figure out how this guy was able to retain the gavel of the majority party in congress for so long, considering he has been a roadblock in almost every single grassroots initiative to bring runaway congressional spending under control.  One would think the guy was a Democrat, in all practical ways.

He has failed to deliver any of the promises that were made to the voting public if they delivered majority status to the GOP: repeal Obamacare, balance the budget, get tough on Iran, build a wall along the Mexican border, repeal the death tax, block partial birth abortions, de-fund Planned Parenthood, and a whole host of other conservative ideas to turn around the U.S. and its head long plunge over the fiscal and moral cliff.

He has been virtually impotent as a conservative leader going all the way back to his days as the House Majority leader under then-speaker Denny Hastert in 2006.  If we all recall, this was the heady days when the GOP held all three legislative positions of power: the Presidency (George W. Bush), the Senate (majority leader Bill Frist) and the House (Denny Hastert).  Doesn't anyone remember all of the progress we made towards a fiscally and morally superior country during that time of total GOP control of all things legislative?   

Oh, yeah.  That's because we didn't accomplish JACK SQUAT when we had the chance, thanks to this incompetent bunch of perennially weak and timid GOP establishment weenies, John Boehner chief among them.

The resignation of John Boehner is a huge step forward towards achieving a much needed conservative agenda: beefing up the military, securing the border, cutting taxes and beating back the secular progressive attack on all things good and decent in this country.

John Boehner was an impediment to any and all GOP initiatives during his entire time in his leadership roles in the Republican Party.  He was the face of the now hated "Establishment/Old Guard Republican Party."

The only thing John Boehner will be remembered for, other than being an incredibly timid and weak leader, was that he had the lowest golf handicap in Congress.  Big whoop.

Good riddance to this raging moderate cry baby.  Things are now looking up for the GOP going forward.  Carpe diem, Republicans.  A major bottleneck in an American resurgence as that Shining City on a Hill has just stepped down.

Go get 'em.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Are we all voting in 'The New Dark Ages?'

It's been said that we get the government we deserve.  If we continue to vote for free bread and circuses as did the ancient Romans for a few centuries, without consideration of the costs, then we will get what the Romans got: ruin.  Downfall.  

Obamacare was sold to us as free health care for all Americans.  I am an American, and Obamacare is certainly not free to me.  My premiums have doubled, and my deductibles have tripled.  Free? Not even close.  And yet Barack Obama was re-elected by wide margins based on these false promises.  Of course, some Americans are getting free care, but it is at the cost of other Americans such as me getting hammered.  I would not call that kind of free health care free.

Obama has been on a green rampage now since his initial inauguration in 2008.  He warned coal companies during that campaign that his goal was to bankrupt them, in favor of unproven and costly wind, solar and other alternative energy sources.  Energy costs, other than oil, have soared since 2008.  The only reason oil is cheap right now is through technology that Obama despises: fracking.  He is certainly scheming as we speak to put an end to that, you can bet your bottom dollar.  

One way all socialists (including Obama) appeal to the masses is to provide social programs (welfare, Obamacare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, Obamaphones, and on and on....), and pay for these costs through transfer of wealth in the form of taxes and gutting the military.  The American armed forces are now at their weakest and smallest stance since World War II.  

Accordingly, American involvement in festering hot spots around the world that threaten our allies and world stability is minimal.  To fill that leadership void, rotten actors such as Russia, China, Iran and ISIS have all stepped forward to grab whatever power and land is now available, now that American power has withdrawn.

We indeed get the government we deserve.  Unfortunately, the silver cloud  in all of this chaos created by Obama and his Democrat party philosophy is that things will get so bad that it will in time negatively affect those constituencies that in the short term have benefited from all of these flawed socialist policies.

The health care system in the U.S., once the best in the world despite its warts, will get overloaded by those clamouring for 'free' care.  The only way that an overloaded system can cope is by either restricting access, or by rationing services.  Both are now happening, and oldsters who need these services most are feeling the brunt.  They will start to get the message that all of this free stuff is killing them.  An unfortunate silver cloud here.

All of this punishment meted out to the coal and oil industries will drive the costs of energy up to the point that heating a retirees house during the winter will require a home heating loan.  Another unfortunate silver cloud, as in time people will rebel against such policies.

Most oldsters remember the days when they could count on interest payments from structured certificates of deposit bearing 6% annually and greater.  They haven't seen those days in decades now. Their money may as well be stuffed in a mattress in the face of a 2 year CD now paying about one half of one percent interest: 50 basis points.  Which rounded to the nearest significant number is about zero.  Another silver cloud amid the ruins of what used to be what oldsters considered their 'Golden Years.'  These years are turning from gold to granite.  It is just a matter of time before these oldsters grab their walkers, teeter on down to the polling places and vote for a better future.

The ancient Romans never figured it out, and while half the population of the Roman empire was watching their free circuses and eating their free bread, the Visigoths showed up and sacked Rome around 410 A.D., and Rome was no more.  

And the Dark Ages began.

I will not live to see how things turn out for the U.S.  We still have time to see what socialism has done to past fallen civilizations, and that without a change in course, the same thing will slowly happen here.  We can either turn against this pathology that is socialism, or we will see the New Dark Ages born.

It's hard to predict which future will prevail.  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Why Americans don't want another 'politician' in the White House

What are the presidential polls telling us?  

On the GOP side, non-politicians like Donald Trump and Ben Carson are polling very well.  Democrats seem to like Bernie Sanders, who is hardly what anyone on either side of the aisle would call your run of the mill 'politician.'  Hillary Clinton's polling numbers are tanking each and every poll, going from a lead-pipe cinch for the nod to under 40% of approval.  

The presumptive nominees' prospects on each side months ago are now  iffy, at best.  This includes career politicians such as Hillary Clinton on the Democrat side and Jeb Bush, a career politician on the Republican side.  Neither of these candidates have ever held a job of any significance outside of politics: neither has ever had to meet a payroll, make decisions as to how best to allocate privately held resources, or please a consumer base by providing any product or service that anyone wants or needs.  All either knows is how to win elections, or position themselves to win elections.

And "We The People" are sick to death of those who only seek power without understanding what the rest of us want out of our government.  This includes Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush: we are sick of those guys.  Sick to death.

I don't want to launch into the shortcomings of Hillary Clinton as a leader, it would take way too much time and keystrokes.  Just leave it said that she is the last person America needs right now calling the national shots.

Jeb Bush wants to project himself as being able to deliver a better government to us in 2016.  And what does he base this on?  That his grandfather (Prescott Bush) was a U.S. senator?  His father and brother were U.S. presidents? Those credentials to me merely suggests that Jeb Bush feels he is entitled to lead us because he is related to career politicians before him.  He has said that he describes the invasion (yes, flat-out INVASION) by illegals into our country is 'an act of love.'  He says these people simply want a better life for themselves and their loved ones. 

Jeb Bush is a huge supporter of the educational system called "Common Core."  This debacle of a scam of a sham of a system is concocted of leftist standards that protect teachers and teachers unions, and are dictated from on high from an over reaching federal government.  This alone should eliminate Jeb Bush from consideration.  How we teach our kids should be up to parents and local considerations, not the know-it-all politicians at the national level.  Common Core would more closely be associated with past similar efforts by Fidel Castro, Mao Tse-Tung and Josef Stalin.  

And this 'act of love' he believes are motivating illegals invading our country?  His brother as president once stated that American 'compassion doesn't stop at the Rio Grande.'  These illegals are not invading us as 'acts of love.'  They merely want to suck off of the efforts of our fore bearers who died in many foreign battles to secure our way of life from those who would become dictators over us and enslave us.  These 'act of love' invaders respect nothing of our heritage, or our national sacrifices to make our country the freedom magnet that draws them: they want the goodies that the American way of life affords, but they do not want to pay any homage to our culture, our language or our institutions.  They will huddle in their own little ghettos, speak their own language, wave their own flags, and send their under-the-table money back to the 'old country', pay no taxes and suck off of our generous social programs, and then vote for the Democrats who allow them to be the evil and damaging parasites to our country that they all are.

These invaders are not driven by 'acts of love,' as Jeb Bush erroneously believes.  They are evil invaders, lawless and rotten to the core, and need to be repulsed and expelled.  Every stinking one of them.  

All of our politicians are weighing in on the side of 'amnesty.'  And none of us want that.  All of our politicians resist building a fence and protecting our borders.  These politicians on both sides have watched this illegal horde invade our southern border now for over 50 years, and have not done squat to stop it.

Most Americans want our borders protected against invasion.  Career politicians don't seem to want this at all, and accordingly have not taken a single step to stop it.

Is it any wonder that Donald Trump's polling numbers are surging when he swears to build a great big, fat wall, evict all of the illegals and make Mexico pay for everything?

You do the math.  "Act of Love."  Bunk.  Crap.  Garbage.  We want nothing to do with any of that malarky.  Career politicians are killing our way of life, and we don't want to elect yet another clueless politician to move into the Oval Office.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Donald Trump candidacy resembles "Snake Plisskin"

The current 'establishment GOP' crowd absolutely hates Donald Trump.  They loathe him, and everything he does.

The 'Old Guard Republicans' can't understand why Donald Trump is getting the polling success he has despite the many insults to many constituencies: women, Hispanics, low energy people, you name it.  

News to you 'Old Guard' GOP-types: YOU are the ones who are driving Donald Trumps ratings through the roof.  And yet you are still befuddled as to what this guy has that you don't.  

The Republicans have repeatedly told us conservatives that if they are elected, they will repeal Obamacare - they funded it instead.  If they are elected to a majority, the Old Guard tells us they will get the spending under control - they are in cahoots with the big spending Democrats and have not done a thing about the drunken sailor spending in Washington.

In other words, the Old Guard tells us things that, when the vote is delivered to them, they forget once the gavel is handed to them.

Donald Trump is sticking his thumb in the eye of the Establishment GOP types.  He is saying that he doesn't like their lying ways, either, and will do something about it.  

Sounds good to me.  Sounds good to a lot of us.

And now the GOP establishment types are trying to tell everybody that Donald Trump was a liberal, voted for and funded Democrats, and was pro-choice, was for Obamacare, supported Harry Reid, blah blah blah.

Nobody cares about any of that.  The Old Guard GOP themselves have no credibility about delivering the goods with us conservatives anymore.  Conservatives (and a goodly amount of independents and Democrats) hate the ruling class politicians and their lying ways.

We know that Donald Trump is imperfect.  We don't care.  He is telling us that he will fix a lot of things, and he has a track record of doing what he says he will do.  Much like Kurt Russell's character "Snake Plisskin" in "Escape from New York", where the administration turns to an arguably slimy, dubious scumbag to rescue their leader from the hands of bad guys.  They hand him a pardon for his old nefarious ways if he comes through with the goods.  

It's an old plot, but a good one.  We want our own "Snake Plisskin" coming in and cleaning things up.  GO SNAKE!!  PLISSKIN for President!!

We believe him (Donald Trump), and we don't believe the Old Guard GOP anymore.  

Donald Trump will likely get the nomination, despite his warts.  And despite his resemblance to 'Snake Plisskin.'

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Left will nominate a Socialist

Whether Hillary Clinton survives her current email-gate woes, or if Joe Biden jumps into the race, or even the grouchy, curmudgeonly Bernie Sanders prevails, liberals will have no choice this time around but to run on socialism.

We all know that Obama is a dyed-in-the-wool, dues paying avowed socialist, and accordingly so is his second banana.  Joe Biden will lead the country down the road to ruin and bankruptcy with at least another four years of sour economic policies that punish achievers with ever increasing taxes, and then turn around and hand out freebies to an ever increasing dependent constituency.

Hillary, with absolutely no doubt, is a raging socialist in her own right, and will wage a war on capitalism with a purple vengeance and wreak virtual havoc on an already downtrodden economy if (God help us) elected as President of the United States of America.

The only honest socialist in the bunch (if that is even possible) would be Bernie Sanders.  He is openly and unapologetically a practicing card-carrying Socialist, with a Capital "S."  Of course he hates the meanness and unfairness of capitalism, and will ensure that not one American has a dime more than any other American: otherwise, things would be unfair.  

Running on the tenets of socialism is problematic for the Left. First and foremost, Americans don't like to think that they live in a socialist country.  They just don't.  I don't know why this is, because Americans sure elect a LOT of socialists to public office.  

Secondly, socialists/liberals still need a humming economy to generate enough taxes in order to re-distribute them from those who pay them to those who take them, and if they inflict full-blown high octane socialism into the economy, we will turn into Greece faster than a bottle of Scotch disappears within the Kennedy compound. And believe me, that's fast.  And accordingly, there go those taxes that were scheduled for re-distribution, right down the ol' crapper.

Uber-liberal journalist Chris Matthews asked Debbie Wasserman-Schultz a few weeks ago on "Hardball" if she could explain the difference between a Democrat and a socialist.  And Debbie, a true-believer in all things socialist, could not come up with a single difference.  Not one.  But this is not what Democrats want to convey if they want to win in November, 2016.  Of course they want things to BE socialist, but they would never succeed in CALLING their philosophy and policies socialist.

It must be tough to be a Democrat these days.  

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Dumbest ideas making the news

There are lots of dumb ideas floating around, and some are dumber than others.  My pick of the dumbest of the dumb ideas follow:

1.  Pay everybody $70,000.00 annually.  Of course, when Dan Price of Gravity Payments decided that everybody would be happy if all his employees received $70K a year, liberals everywhere declared him brilliant, a thought leader, and his model would be the stuff of Harvard case studies.  3 months later, almost nothing is working out like Dan Price figured it would: his brother who was a principal of Gravity Payments sued the company, many of his clients withdrew their accounts, and lots of higher skills employees quit because the janitor who dropped out of 3rd grade was making the same pay as those who slogged their way through MBA's at the University of Washington.  Who saw this kind of backlash coming? Well, just about everybody who isn't a brain dead liberal did.  Duh. 

2.  Make a deal with Iran.  Yes, it is a brilliant move to remove sanctions against the world's leader in exporting terror, freeing up oil sales on the world market, allowing about $150,000,000,000 (that's 150 BILLION dollars annually) to flow into the mullah's coffers; money to fund world-wide terror in perpetuity.  And in an effort to stall the mullahs getting a nuclear weapon, allow only Iranian inspectors to verify nuclear free military sites and report to the world that they are indeed in compliance of the accords.  What kind of morons would do this?  Well, that would be the Obama administration, the smartest people in the world.  Right. 

3.  Hillary Clinton decides to use private email servers in her position as U.S. Secretary of State instead of the mandated, relatively secure government servers.  Of course, Hillary is touted as the worlds' smartest woman.  Now the fact that she used these unsecured private servers to process classified TOP SECRET intelligence reports has surfaced.  And these servers were physically located in an unsecured, solitary bathroom in Denver, when we were told by this extremely smart woman (worlds' smartest woman, or so we are told) that she had U.S. Secret Service agents standing guard over these servers night and day.  Right.  The world's smartest woman sure didn't think any of this through.

Lots of dumb ideas out there, ladies and gentlemen.  Lots and lots. I could go on, but I won't.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"Wheeler Dealers" guys really bad at math

The cable show "Wheeler Dealers" aired on The Discovery Channel's affiliated 'Velocity' channel features two Brits, a tall skinny guy (Edd China, the mechanic) and a short fat guy (Mike Brewer, the used car salesman) buying classic cars that need work, fixing them and flipping them 'for a profit.'

I haven't missed an episode, and "Wheeler Dealers" has been around for over a decade now.  And each and every episode, I end up yelling at the screen once they start adding up their costs on each project to figure their 'profit.'  Their math is so rotten, it drives me nuts.

A typical episode has Mike flying over to the U.S. from the U.K, kicking the tires on several candidates on, say, a Chevrolet Camaro.  He then beats the guy down to a low ball price, and ships the car back to merry old England.  Edd gets his wrenches out (or 'spanners', as loyal British Subjects call them), does his thing on the clunker and presto, chango: the car looks like it just rolled off the show room floor.

Here's the rub: when calculating the profit, there are just so many large costs that are completely ignored when adding up what they spent.  They only include the cost of the car, the cost of any parts they purchased, and any vendor costs such as chroming and specialty work, and if purchased from a foreign country, shipping costs only, that's it.  What they DON'T add in are the following:

* Labor.  This is a biggie.  Edd works his butt off putting these pieces of crap back into working order, and not a dime of his massive efforts are calculated. Some of these jobs Edd takes on take him weeks and weeks.  He is an accomplished mechanic, and should bill his time out at approximately $80 and hour or so, but he works for nothing, apparently.  And then there's Mike's time and energy spent running around finding these cars, tracking down parts, and never including a dime of his efforts.  This line item is huge.

* Overhead.  Edd has quite the nice shop, with every imaginable tool needed for virtually every obscure job, to include computers for tuning, an overhead hydraulic lift, and all manner of hand tools and often expensive systems.  Not a dime of the rent, mortgage payment, maintenance, etc. or any other cost of this is included in their "profit." And advertising, nothing is mentioned of the cost of marketing these cars. Not one penny of any of this huge overhead these guys have invested in their operation is considered at all.

*Additional labor.  Edd at almost every job calls over his mate (or 'friend,' as we say across the pond) Paul to give him a hand on some of the more cumbersome efforts, or when more than one guy is required.  Paul apparently works for free as well, I never see an invoice from Paul when it comes to adding up the costs.

*Travel costs, shipping costs, etc.  Lots of plane tickets, hotel bills and gasoline/trailer costs are completely ignored.  Edd carts cars off to the paint shop about every other episode, returns to the shop with his trailer and truck.  Once the car is done, he drags the trailer and truck back to the paint shop, picks up the finished car and returns to the shop.  Not a dime of all of this is recorded. These thousands of dollars per car can add up to big money, but these lunkheads never account for a penny of it.

So when comes time for Mike to boast and crow of a huge profit, don't believe a word of it.  Just double the costs they have admitted to, and you will have a more accurate idea of what it costs to bring a piece of crap that was heading for the crusher back to life.

And I still look forward to every episode.  So that I can yell at Mike and Edd some more.  

I love this show.  I know it certainly doesn't sound like it, but I do.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Note to Obama: legacies are for others to assign, not you

There he goes again, legacy building.  Barack Obama told us 7 years ago that he was intent on bankrupting the coal industry. Well, the other shoe has finally dropped, and he has issued yet another edict from on high that coal fired power plants better start shuttering their doors sooner rather than later owing to new strict environmental standards on greenhouse gas emissions.

Barry is starting to rush things, as he knows he only has another 15 months or so to wreck America to his liking, and establish the transformation of the country from the world's only super power to a third world banana republic.  Barry likens this transformation as one from a fossil fueled polluting country to a renewable, fresh green country.  Right.  And still, there are not enough windmills or solar panels that can be stapled or glued onto a Boeing 777 to get it even an inch off the ground.  

One thing Barry hasn't accounted for, however, is that his legacy is not subject to the political winds of today.  It will be determined in the fullness of time by others, and others who are not deterred by which way the current political winds are blowing.  History has a way of diluting such influences, and objectively looking at results, not the spin issued by the current regime.

Barry thinks that history will have determined that he saved America from a depression of epic proportions since he inherited a full blown economic disaster...created by his own party and its desire to give free houses to bums and losers who could never, ever service a mortgage on even a dog house, much less a McMansion.

When these fake mortgages went bust after the fake occupants with their fake paychecks came into full view of the lenders, Democrat policies of a house for every beggar blew up in all of our faces. And yet Barry, ramming through massive government spending programs of Keynesian origin, thinks he saved the day when future historians will determine the truth.  And that truth will not be flattering to Barry's legacy.  

Barry will think that his legacy will be one of a peace maker, the president who ended two wars and brought our troops home. Again, the future historians will look at this quite differently: Barry will be hung with losing two wars, one which had already been won (Iraq) and one that was winnable (Afghanistan), and creating the new Holocaust of ISIS.

Barack Obama's legacy will be one of legend.  But not the way he thinks.  Rather than America's greatest president, Barry will come down in history as the most damaging, dishonest and God-awful president the country has ever seen, or ever will see.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Monsters in our midst

These liberal monsters at Planned Parenthood have been exposed for what they all are: monsters.  Monsters who sell body parts to the highest bidder, and lose not a minute of sleep after committing the most hideous murders every day.  In fact, these monsters sleep like babies (or at least, like babies that they haven't murdered and then harvested their organs).

These monsters get half a billion tax payer dollars every year to do this.  If these videos don't convince even the dullest among us to demand that Planned Parenthood be defunded immediately, then our country has perished as was founded. 

There is no other word to describe ghouls whose immorality allow them to sip their merlot and eat their Caesar salads while describing the 'crunchy' procedures they try to avoid when killing babies in order to preserve their desired body parts - these immoral liberals are nothing more than hideous monsters.

Monsters, all of 'em.  Swift and severe accountability is mandated immediately if we have any sense of morality left as a nation.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Donald Trump: he says what he thinks

Love him or hate him, The Donald tells it like it is.  There is no question as to where he stands on an issue of the day, although if you go back in his history, he is much like Obama: his position on things 'evolve.'

He has given gobs of money to the campaigns of Harry Reid (D-Nv), Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca), and other prominent liberals.  "That's the way you get things done," he says.

And he's right.  That is indeed the way you get things done, for better or for worse. 

"Mexico is not sending us its best people" declares Trump.  Right again.  Do you think all of the top notch Mexican doctors, lawyers and architects are flocking across the border?  Not a chance in hell.  They have it good south of the border, and would have absolutely no reason to move up here to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.  Too cold. 

Now, are the poorest of the poor, the criminal gangs and the scum of Mexican society flowing across our southern borders?  You betcha, to use a phrase near and dear to Sarah Palin's heart.  "Many of them are murderers and rapists," says Trump.  True again.  Not even arguable.

Who can really argue with what The Donald is spouting?  Well, liberals will of course argue with even a fire hydrant, but the Donald speaks the truth.  For better or for worse.

Now he's claiming that Sen. John McCain (R - kinda sorta - AZ) is not a hero.  "He's not a hero. He was captured.  I like people who didn't get captured."  Kind of rough on ol' John, but his opinion has merit.  Is everyone who serves in the armed forces a hero?  If so, then the word hero has no meaning anymore.  Just like the days when only special forces and Green Berets wore berets.  They were elite fighting men.  Now everybody in uniform wears a beret (such as PFC Bradley Manning), it's issued to every raw, wet-behind-the-ears recruit in basic training.  The beret no longer has any significance to its bearer.

It used to be that the term hero in the military sense would really only apply to Audi Murphy and his ilk.  You know, the bravest of the brave, such as Sgt York in WWII, the guys who stood on the top of burning tanks and mowed down the enemy with machine guns while his buddies re-established fighting positions, despite the high probability of dying in the process.  Now does the term 'hero' apply to everybody who served in the military, but did not really accomplish anything extraordinary, and at times even made mistakes?  Such as John McCain?  He obviously did something wrong to end up in North Vietnamese's infamous "Hanoi Hilton."  Not that he didn't serve with honor, but "hero?"  I have always chafed at that term as it related to John McCain as well. 

Donald Trump may be a bit too outspoken from time to time.  But I prefer his candor to the out and out garbage and lies that the current administration issues as press releases ('If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period.')

We'll see if The Donald can take the arrows during the upcoming campaign. 

So far, he can. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Americans have come full circle in 239 years

239 years ago, the majority of the citizens of what was then the 13 British colonies established in the New World had had enough – King George III had bullied, abused and neglected these hard working folks to the point that they could no longer tolerate the ‘Intolerable Acts’: their government had taxed them beyond any reasonable limits, it trampled on their dignity and was simply milking the industry created by risk takers, and squandering it on interests of the Crown, and to the detriment of the Colonies.


The revolution that ensued was one of a conservative nature.  They did not desire to throw out the western ways and freedoms granted initially by the Magna Carta some five centuries before, but merely to get the current oppressive Royal government off of their backs.


These virtuous, God fearing men and women of the Colonies simply wanted to live their lives the way they saw fit, free of the confiscatory taxes, brutal treatment by English soldiers and created a society based on their God given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


Now, 239 years later, how has that society endured?  The Founding Fathers, who sacrificed their fortunes and sacred honor to make this new society a reality, would not recognize what America has now become.  Indeed, they are rolling over in their graves.


This latest ruling by the Supreme Court establishing a Constitutional ‘right’ for homosexuals to legally marry is just the latest of many destructive rulings coming down from on high from nine unelected judges.  Not only are gays and lesbians now demanding the same legal rights as traditional man/woman couples, they are demanding that their lifestyles command universal respect and acceptance.  Their formerly taboo behavior will no longer be looked down upon, and if someone voices disapproval of their deviancy, these activist homosexuals will demand that these people not only retract their opinion, but receive punishment for saying so.


Socialism was never part of the conversation in the creation of the new society by the Founding Fathers, and if it came up, it was certainly associated with evil.  Now, 239 years later, seemingly the majority of voters in the country are perfectly OK with socialism.  Only 50 years after the Constitution was ratified, a French observer saw the beginning of creeping socialism.  Alexis DeToqueville in the 1830’s predicted with amazing accuracy that once the common man discovered that he could, with a majority of like minded souls, vote himself a portion of the community treasury, without having to contribute a dime to the kitty, the end of the American experiment would follow.

Any benevolent system established by men to distribute common resources will always fail.  Always.  And this is due to one factor of human nature that will always be with us, forever into time untold: Free riders will at every opportunity sponge off the efforts of others.  Free riders have no shame, and feel no remorse gorging themselves on the bread of other men's tables.  The free riders in every benevolent system will inevitably bring the system down, for a number of obvious reasons. 


In 2012, approximately 47% of all working men and women paid no federal taxes whatsoever (free riders).  Many of them actually received money from the government each year in the form of the Earned Income Tax Credit, various welfare programs, Medicare, Medicaid and other giveaways.  And Social Security, once considered simply a supplemental form of aid to the elderly population, is now the main source of income for way too large a percentage of Americans who never saved a penny for their retirement.  Instead, they were convinced that the U.S. government would pay for their retirement, while they only contributed a paltry portion of their salaries towards this fund, supposedly preserved in a ‘lock box.’  These contributions of citizens towards the Social Security program have since been raided and spent down to zero and below zero by several generations of scalawag politicians of both parties.  That fictitious lock box has been empty now for decades. 


Although no data is available as of this writing, I would wager that perhaps half the country now pays no federal taxes, leaving the burden to the other half: the takers and the makers.  Our nation of takers, who vote virtually as a block for the Democrat party who panders to them by constantly promising them an ever increasing share of the common treasury in exchange for votes, is now on the brink of insolvency.


Although the GDP of the nation is still able to service our enormous debt incurred by drunken-sailor borrowing by politicians to service their promises of redistribution, at some point in the not-so-distant future, our ability to pay the interest on the approaching $20,000,000,000,000.00 (TWENTY TRILLION DOLLARS!!!) will wane.  Once that day comes, the chickens will come home to roost. 


As the old saying goes, socialism eventually fails because we run out of other people’s money.  Our Founding Fathers are not only rolling in their graves at this turn of events, they are positively spinning in their graves.


239 years ago, the citizens revolted over a government that was robbing them blind, and abusing their trust.  We have now come full circle.  These citizens of America are now looking at virtually the exact same circumstances they found themselves in 239 years ago.


When will we get to the point that we start reaching for our Brown Bess’s, sabers and pitchforks?  As one of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson once famously quipped, ‘a little revolution from time to time is a good thing.’