Saturday, July 4, 2015

Et tu?

Not satisfied with redefining "rights", the supreme court has changed the definition of "marriage" to include couples of the same sex.  That transmutation puts an end to the evolutionary nature of the constitution while at the same time rescinding its meaning entirely.  The constitution is dead, and we have killed it.  

I don't know if all conservatives, or sane people I like to call them, fully realize this.  I've been reading lots of articles arguing the finer details of the rulings and most of them are concerned with chief justice Roberts' ruling on Obamacare and Kennedy's ruling on same sex marriage.  Parsing their words and logic and explaining how they don't make sense.  Of course they don't make sense, nothing they are doing makes sense if you're sane.  

But you know what makes less sense, that nobody is talking about the four liberals who voted for this shit.  Tacitly accepted is that they'll do batshit crazy things, that they don't give a fuck about the law, and that's just ok because they're crazy fucking liberals.  When your hopes are pinned on John Roberts standing his ground or Kennedy reading the law because the crazies are a given, you've already fucking lost.  Wake up and smell that you're in the asylum and you're becoming a minority.  

I don't know what to do about it, but what's clear is that our opponents don't give two shits about process and only about outcomes.  They're willing to go to hell and back to get what they want.  In my rather short life so far, I have yet to see people with so little regard for process, for procedure, for the law.  We all have a vague understanding about right and wrong, about the law and what's acceptable and what's not.  Liberals disregard for the law, the mainstreaming of indecency, and their lust for power are very bad omens for this country.

Save your money, get your guns, and take care of yourselves.  It's going to be a bumpy ride.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Misogyny in 2018

Got to love that the first "black" president is lecturing America about race relations.  Truth be told, if the guy were going to consistently tell me how racist I still was, I never would have voted for him.  Wait a second...I didn't vote for him.  Nonetheless, it's truly astounding that 6 years with this guy and re-electing him, we're still constantly hearing about how racist we are.  Here's Obama
The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on. We’re not cured of it,” Obama said in the interview, posted in full on Monday. “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘n——-’ in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. … Societies don’t overnight completely erase everything that happened 2-300 years prior.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/obama-n-word-marc-maron-interview-119272.html#ixzz3eKyMKRkh
I can't wait for our next president, Hillary Clinton, to lecture us about how we are a misogynistic country that pays women 77 cents on the dollar (#big fat lie).

Thursday, April 23, 2015

What to do, what to do

I haven't wrote on here in forever.  I'll admit that I've lost some of my fondness for politics.  I now believe that it's pointless; there are too many Hutus and not enough Tutsis.  That being said, I miss writing on this blog.  Writing, expressing one's ideas and sharing them is exhilarating.  It's my pointless personal accomplishment.  It makes me feel good, and I miss it.

Right now, I'm at work, not working.  Thinking...procrastinating, wondering what should I do.  I don't know.

Here I write to no one but myself.  One day, I'll have more to say, something more salient regarding the state of the world.  That's not today.

I'm 38 years old and I've yet to live.  I recently had a son and it hasn't changed everything.  I'm still me, and he's a bag full of mush.  He's cool and all, but I'm still me.  In the early days, my son made me think of my own mortality in a very positive, or neutral light.  Having always been scared of death, he helped me see that we aren't even fully alive when we are alive.  He is not who he will become and I was once like that.  It's humbling, freeing, and a bit scary.

I'm going to switch jobs at work.  I'll be with the same company, just going to another team.  This job constantly depresses me and I don't fully understand why.  It's a huge company where no one cares about you, and I don't fit in that well...I guess that's it.  Anyway, one day I hope to start my own thing.  I don't even care about the money (well, a little) but I'll never make real money working at a job I dislike for someone else.

If I ever hope to be really wealthy, the only path is as an entrepreneur.  Unfortunately, I don't know if I have what it takes.  I think most entrepreneurs start young, they have this internal drive that's present their whole life.  I don't think that spark is in me.  My wife sort of has it, when she's excited.  She's good at seeing problems or potential solutions.  I live such a simple life, that my imagination isn't as active as others.  I'm jealous.

I'm going to finish our second app, that's my second futile accomplishment after this blog.  Nice to be back, and time to get to back to work.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Round then up!

Oh why, oh why are Jews still living in Europe?  Nowhere has any group so clearly stated to another that they don't like them, they don't want them, and in the absence of civilization, they would kill them.  It's astonishing to me as a Jew that my fellow Jews are so unbelievably stupid.  Get the heck out of dodge people!

The episode in Ukraine would be satirical if it weren't real.  Russia annexed the Crimea, is making further provocations towards its territorial sovereignty, and what story comes out of there, let's round up the Jews!  Huh, how was that even on the map?  With all the other stuff going on, the one thought on peoples minds was that the Jews are the problem?  That's crazy and it doesn't matter if it was a fringe element responsible, it reflects a societal sickness.  They haven't killed them all, and the ones that remain are the real enemies.  Wow, completely crazy.

What's more crazy is that Jews still live there.  I might be a bad person for saying this, but if you are a Jew living in Europe at this moment in history, you deserve whatever happens to you.  One doesn't have to be super brave, just be smart enough to run away when the mob comes.  Don't just sit there and wait for the trains.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Not so secret

To my conservative friends out there who are in favor of campaign disclosure laws, Mozilla should be a warning.  The entire purpose of these laws is to intimidate opponents.  Make no mistake about it, the only reason that liberals want to name campaign donors is so they can harass and take revenge upon their political enemies.

Ask yourself why elections are held by secret ballot.  Because if they were held in public, each individual would be subject to enormous pressure by whoever happens to be the biggest bully.  Think about it from the perspective of the bully.  If you don't know who voted against you, you don't know who to take retribution on.

In essence, campaign finance disclosure laws take away the secret ballot.  If you know who I donated money to, you pretty much know who I'm going to vote for.  It paints a big target for every bully out there and it's wrong.

Don't be foolish and think any of this is about "transparency", it's about coercion, plain and simple.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Winning ideas

One day I'd like to either run for office, or be a consultant for a politician.  The other day I was listening to Steve Lonegan debate Corey Booker and he was asked about his pro-life position.  Mr. Booker attacked Mr. Lonegan by saying how he wanted to take away the rights of women and conduct a "war" on them.  Mr. Lonegan responded by asking Mr. Booker what situations would he be opposed to abortion.  This is your typical back and forth on the issue, and it is a losing strategy for pro-life Republicans.  Here's the answer Mr. Lonegan should give:

Sir, I believe that all life is sacred.  I believe that life begins at conception and further, I believe that I should do everything in my power to protect and honor life.  In a nutshell, I am pro-life.  I hope you are too.

Personally, I'm okay with abortion.  Being against abortion because you cherish life is not a position to run away from.  It's a noble position if you don't impose it on other people.  If you try to persuade with that position, then people will respect you.  The only time somebody can get in trouble for being pro-life is when it's imposed on others.  We are the party of liberty, we can also be the party that places life in the highest regard possible.  These are not antagonistic positions unless you make them.

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Better Half

The other day my wife and I were watching a Canadian TV news show.  Their target was unlicensed day care facilities.  Were these shops up to the task of taking care of your tot?  Do they know CPR in case little johnny chokes on a gummy bear?  I never heard the answer, but given the ominous tone of the program, I was sure that my future tots were not safe in these kiddie dungeons.  But, when all hope was lost and I was sure that I would be forced to take care of my own damn kid, my wife, in a moment of clarity, asked if all parents know CPR.  My jaw dropped.  Brilliant!  Since most parents don't know CPR, then it's just as unsafe to keep them at home.  Huzzah!  No overwhelming feeling of guilt pawning them off to unlicensed and CPR-less baby boarding houses.  Problem solved, unless...they (the man) decide that everyone must learn CPR to take care of children.  Thankfully, I don't have kids (ominous tone here) yet.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Remember

For those like me who are disillusioned, some truth to keep your spirits up.   Individuals, not the government, are responsible for their own success.  You have infinitely more ability to shape your life, and your success than the government does.  That was true before the election and it's true today.  This country has been so successful because it created an environment which aligned incentives with wealth creation.  Hard work, innovation, thrift, and drive were/are rewarded by the marketplace, and the marketplace was king.  Now that government will stifle the marketplace, those hurt most will be those whose behavior does not naturally conform to these principles.  Sadly, these are already the least fortunate among us.  But, you the individual, you must always realize that your success is dependent on those principles, no matter the society you live in.  Reality is conservative, and conservative values lead to prosperity.

In vain we have been trying to teach the other half of the country to cherish these values.  They didn't heed the lesson, and now they will bear the consequences.  You don't have to.  Remember that, live it, and teach it to anyone who will listen.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Demographics isn't the problem, Identity politics is

Welcome to the United States of Detroit.  We have officially become a country where people are elected not based on any tangible results, but simply because of who they are and who they are not.  This election the Democratic coalition voted in larger percentages for Obama than last time.  Blacks, Asians, and Latinos all voted for Obama at the same, or higher, rate than they did last time.  Folks, this is startling and scary.

I don't care what your political persuasion is, common sense dictates that with an economy this bad, you should think twice before voting for the guy in office.  Now, history tells another story.  History tells us that people are stupid, after all, they elected Roosevelt four times while he presided over the worst economic performance in this country's history.  Obama is the new Roosevelt.  He can't lead us to prosperity, or even to recovery, but we'll elect him again and again and again.

I actually thought Obama would lose simply based on the fact that he would get a lower percentage of each category this time around.  I thought that some people would look at the economic picture and say, "hey, let's give someone else a shot."  It didn't happen and that means that unless the world is literally coming to an end, and maybe even then (see Detroit), Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians will vote for the Democrat. 

It's sad to say, but people get the government they deserve.  This country, and it's poor will become poorer.  We can't save the country anymore, the country has made it's choice.  Save yourselves, and watch the stagnation happen.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Simple Truth

I can never understand why conservatives don't simplify their message.  People cannot and do not care to understand how the economy works.  What people want to know is that someone is looking out for them and that their "plan" will help them.  It doesn't even matter if it's true, only that people believe it.

Inflation is such an interesting topic to me, both technically and politically.  What is inflation?  In a nutshell, it's caused by the government printing too many dollars thereby reducing the value of existing dollars.  When inflation happens, a dollar can no longer buy what it used to, meaning that if you buy an apple today for $1, tomorrow that same apple might cost you $2.

All of this is well and good, but not very easy to explain, and not very easy to sell.  But, if we take a step back and think about it, our message is very marketable.  Who loses when inflation happens?  99% of Americans.  Almost no one considers protecting themselves from inflation, no one hedges against inflation, they don't know how to and they can't afford to.  Who hires high priced accountants and attorneys to protect themselves from inflation?  The rich.

The rich aren't to blame, it's the politicians who promote inflation.  They know that inflation robs the 99%, they just don't care.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Those who don't

Here's a great example of media bias: The Buffett Rule's Billionaire Backers: Meet The Super-Rich Who Want To Pay More Taxes  You don't have to actually read the article, just look at the title.  They want to pay more...I'm going to gag.  Those poor old Billionaires want to do the right thing, but the big bad Republicans won't force them to pay higher taxes.  They won't enact tax laws that their highly paid accountants can't skirt.  It's a terrible shame what we are doing to these .1%.  The fact that this article was even written is an example of media bias.  No self respecting journalist would write this stuff.  And a self respecting journalist would at least change the title to something more truthful, something like, "The Buffet Rule's Billionaire Backers:  Meet The Super-Rich Who Want To Pay More Taxes, Can Pay More in Taxes, But Don't"

Thursday, April 5, 2012

They want to kill you

Reading Charles Murray's book, "Real Education" and it's basic premise is that people differ in abilities, notably academic ability, and as a result, we should tailor our educational system accordingly.  The more important point (and this is all me) is the average person is not remarkably bright, which leads to the conclusion.  You can't use rational arguments in politics.

People will never understand economics.  And unfortunately, there is no way to "prove" that one system works better than another.  But what about the collapse of the Soviet Empire?  What about the world freedom index?  What about...  It means nothing.  Europeans still take 6 weeks vacation every year and Canadians still say "eh?" Even if capitalism is objectively superior, a vast majority of the world subjectively judges socialism better.  People prefer the illusion of equality to the reality of prosperity. 

Nevertheless, I believe that my ideas are better for everyone and I want to promote those ideas the best way possible. 

If we want to win, we have to connect our ideas with the illusions people desire.  It doesn't matter if what we are saying is true, only that it isn't demonstrably false.  And we need to demagogue our opponents at every turn.  Why, because the illusion is not about 1% versus 2% GDP growth, but about a just and prosperous society.  We should never argue that we'll make you slightly richer than the other guy.  We have to argue that we'll make you richer, and they'll make you poorer.  That their policies will destroy your ideal society.  We should never let them in on the secret that an ideal society, their illusion, can never exist. 

Our opponents are merciless when it comes to how they describe us.  We are de facto racists, homophobes, and tools for the 1%.  None of our ideas have any merit, and they are actually meant to destroy the poor and middle classes.  It's useless to defend irrational arguments, so let's stop trying.  The truth is that we are for all that is good and right in the world.  We are the last bastion of hope for civilization.  Let's announce it, and make it known.  We are good, they are evil. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Disgraceful

Recently, I read the story of a Michigan woman who won the lottery and was still collecting food stamps.  And while I understand the outrage over her egregious behavior, I was dumbstruck by the unreported story within the story.

Supposedly the woman won $1,000,000.  Sounds good, but the reality is that she didn't receive $1,000,000 nor anything close to that.  First, she opted for a lump sum payment which reduced the award to $700,000.  Then the tax man came, and chopped that figure down to about $400,000. 

Holy crap!  $400,000 is a lot less than $1,000,000, and just to get the advertised prize she would have to win the lottery one and a half more times.  Where's the outrage that people playing the lottery are being shafted?  Seriously.  That's false advertising and someone should be held accountable.

Someone who wins money playing the lottery is usually not well off.  It's not as if every year they take home $700,000.  Why tax them as if they did?  It's one thing to ask Buffet to pay more, he makes $700,000 every hour.  In addition, government runs the lottery!.  Isn't it ironic that they sponsor the lottery, award you the money, and then demand that you pay them their "fair" share?  Not even the mob can do shit like that. 

The gap between $400,000 and $1,000,000 is ridiculous and as far as I'm concerned, she should keep the food stamps on principal.  One good screw deserves another.

 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fluke That!

Listening to Rush the other day and he's talking about this Georgetown law student and how she can't afford condoms because she's having too much sex.  He was being hyperbolic of course, but I had to check this girl out for myself.

She is a very smart liberal hack who is basically lying to promote an agenda.  Her first lie is to deliberately conflate non-reproductive medical issues with birth control.  If you listen to her opening statement, she would have you believe that 99% of women who go to the doctor for birth control medication do so for reasons other than preventing pregnancy.  Really?  I suspect that most women get birth control for it's primary use which is not a medical condition, but a lifestyle choice.Interestingly enough, according to Ms. Fluke Georgetown student medical insurance does allow birth control to be used for medical purposes. 

Her next lie is that you can have your cake and eat it too.  The woman's sense of entitlement is disturbing.  To those who suggest she go somewhere else for law school, she retorts that she should not have to "choose" between a prestigious law education and her health.  Really?  Is that the only law school?  The only prestigious one?  Who says that she or anyone else has to be a lawyer?  Is it a right?  No, going to school is a privilege, one that you pay for.  No one forces you to go to law school, no one forces you to go to a catholic law school, and no one forces you to have sex.  The irony must be lost on Ms. Fluke that she and her ilk insist on forcing others to subsidize a life she voluntary chose to have.

Birth control costs about $1,000 per year, Georgetown about $40,000 per year.  You do the math.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Break some eggs

Recently I read a Facebook post about global warming and it reminded me of the fundamental reason why I abhor Liberalism.  When all is said and done, liberals believe that the ends justify the means and that is the most dangerous belief one can have.

Liberals believe nothing is off limits when it comes to saving humanity.  Not even humanity itself.  We know what's best, and we will do whatever it takes to make that happen.  Nothing will block our way.  Not the people and not some old flawed document known as the constitution.

The extent with which the Left routinely lies about what they will do and what they believe is illuminating. 

The fundamental difference between conservatives and liberals is conservatives believe that there are certain lines that cannot be crossed for any reason whatsoever.  Not for your own good or harm.  That is a stance for freedom and liberty.  Anything else leads down the Road To Serfdom.