I don't have a mailing list, pop-ups, click bait or advertisements. I do plant a tracking cookie, only related to this site.

This is an Opinion site. Unlike Leftists, I back up my opinions with verified facts and the consistent application of personal morals. I do not do "current events" as I like to wait until facts come out and I have to grok on it until fullness is achieved.

This is a one-man operation that I get to after my day job and family. Currently posting only sporadically due to the time it takes me to make a post vs. the demands on my non-computer life. All comments are approved before posting to prevent spam. Coherent comments of differing opinions are welcome. Please like and share my Facebook Page.


A Perry Mason Moment.

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

I don't know how this is going to turn out. While I would prefer Trump to win, my goal is every legal ballot be counted a single time and no illegal or questionable ballots be counted. There is too much happening out of my view to guess which way it will turn out. But I can see that no matter who is sworn in on 1/20/2021, there will be a lot of bodies (metaphorical, hopefully not actual) strewn about in the aftermath.

It's beyond obvious that there has been a coordinated effort to alter the outcome of the presidential election. If you don't at least agree that something was going on, you are either totally uninformed, willfully uninformed or straight up delusional. Too many people (Democrats and Republicans) have made sworn statements (which carries a 5+ prison term for perjury if they lied in their statements) to dismiss this out of hand.

Here comes the fun part: Rudy Giuliani and Sydney Powell (both former federal prosecutors) have been in front of the press letting us know what's going on... without actually telling us anything. This is where it gets evil fun: The Pravdas (my new term for the US MSM). Have been demanding the "evidence" that these brilliant legal minds have, and dismissing them out-of-hand when the "evidence" is not forthcoming. Rudy is smart, because if this evidence is released to the press, the lawyers on the other side of legal battle will know what to expect and can work out how to minimize or even discredit the evidence used by Rudy.

If you never saw the TV series Perry Mason, it was a 50's and 60's courtroom drama about a lawyer. His client had been caught involved in a murder or other serious crime dead to rights. In court, the evidence all confirmed the guilt of Perry's client... Until Perry put someone on the stand and through brilliant legal maneuvering, got the person on the stand (to the sound of astonished gasps and the clutching of pearls) to confess in open court to have committed the crime. As long as the judge isn't in on the fix, I'm reasonably sure something like this will happen, within the boundaries of actual legal procedure.

There are a couple of ways for Trump to win:

1. Electoral College victory: The current EC count from states that have certified their elections as I write this is Trump 232 to Biden's 227. If Trump can get enough states to get him over 270, he wins. His electors can either come from the popular vote, or if the election cannot be certified in a state, the Legislature would select the EC voters.

2. Punt to the House: If neither Trump or Biden can get 270 votes (a side-effect of a state not certifying and the state legislature cannot/will not send their selected Electors), then, according to Article II, Section 1, Clause 3 (modified slightly by the 12th Amendment), the House will vote, with each State getting one vote and the Senate breaking a tie. In case you haven't looked at the map, there are more Red states than Blue States and the Senate is Republican controlled.

The EC vote (and the House vote if necessary) will happen on December 14th. That date cannot be postponed except maybe in case of a nuclear exchange, and I'm not even sure that would cause a postponement.

If Trump proves a coordinated effort by Democrats to rig the election, I sincerely hope that federal prosecutors will be very busy for the next few years putting people in prison for vote tampering.

No matter what happens, the Leftists will rip this country apart. If Trump wins, the riots and destruction we saw from "Summer of COVID" will pale in comparison. If Biden wins, he will be eased out by Easter through the 25th Amendment and Kamala will wreak vengeance on every Conservative, then by Executive action she will destroy as many freedoms as she can, the RKBA especially.

 

Write comment (0 Comments)

Projected != Won

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Most of you aren't programmers, so in basic terms the "!=" means "not equal," as in "Projected is not equal to Won."

To have heard so many people over the past four years lament about how the presidential election was "stolen" on 2016 (and in 2000, don't forget Bush v. Gore). that with the vote manipulation, ballot box stuffing and entire graveyards voting that nary a peep has been heard from the Left on this issue.

Here's one of many stories: "Election Watchdog Finds 350,000 Dead Registrants on Voter Rolls In 42 States." The question is, "How many votes were cast under these names?" We will likely never find out, as election monitors associated with Trump are prevented from any checking or verification of any votes.

Then you have Pennsylvania. Last year, the state legislature passed the "PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION CODE - OMNIBUS AMENDMENTS Act of Oct. 31, 2019, P.L. 552, No. 77" which amended the Pennsylvania Election Code (P.L.1333, No.320).

Section 1302.1 (8) of the Pennsylvania code is amended as follows:

(8)  No absentee ballot under this subsection shall be counted which is received in the office of the county board of elections later than [eight o'clock P.M. on the day of the primary or election] the deadline for its receipt as provided in section 1308(g).

Going to the "PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION CODE" Act of Jun. 3, 1937, P.L. 1333, No. 320, we find in section 1308(g) (ii):

(ii)  An absentee ballot cast by any absentee elector as defined in section 1301(i), (j), (k), (l), (m) and (n), an absentee ballot under section 1302(a.3) or a mail-in ballot cast by a mail-in elector shall be canvassed in accordance with this subsection if the absentee ballot or mail-in ballot is received in the office of the county board of elections no later than eight o'clock P.M. on the day of the primary or election.

There was a bit of an uproar when the PA Supreme Court said "Friday after the election is good enough." There's a challenge to that in the hands of SCOTUS right now, and "supposedly" the ballots received are being held separate from the ballots that did make it in time. There is a hard choice to be made here. Because there is no severability clause in this law, the clear choice before SCOTUS is between "not counting the ballots received past the deadline" or "invalidate the entire law, and thusly all mail-in ballots." The PA Supreme Court has no authority to rule on this, especially the way they did. Look up Article I, Section 4, Clause 1 of the Constitution about who sets the laws for elections (and it's not the Judiciary).

Then there was the kerfuffle over Mail-in ballots. To be secure, there's two envelopes securing the ballot. the outer one is used by the USPS for delivery. The inner one is first scanned and the signature is verified electronically to validate the ballot. Except in PA. There, a ballot received is a vote cast, they don't care who signed it. Don't believe me? Pa. Supreme Court rules mail-in ballots will count even if signatures don't match. Don't blame the Court, this was a failing in the law as written, so I believe the Court ruled correctly.

Then we have stories like this: UPDATED: Analysis: Five Milwaukee wards report 89% turnout in 2020 presidential vote; Biden nets 146K votes in city. Since I was a teenager, voter participation in elections have been in the 30-55% participation range. To have 300+ districts reporting voter participation of 60% and 120 districts reporting 80% or higher is statistically improbable to an absurd degree. Not impossible, but there's a better chance that someone gets hit by a meteor and lightning at the same time than any district reporting 80% participation, let alone 120 of them. The one district that reported 125% had a total of five votes. That means one voter more than the number of registered voters. I'll let that one slide.

Between everything above, plus things like inaccurate voter rolls that have thousands of deceased people still listed as on the voter rolls, there is enough smoke to suggest a through review of the entire election process in ALL states.

Personally, the simpleist way to minimize voter fraud is everyone shows up on election day, where they show acceptable Identification, and before they vote they dip their finger in an inkwell. It visibly stains their finger and is not easily removed in the few hours the polls are open. It will wear off in a couple of days with no ill effects. No databases to hack, no double (triple, etc.) voting and so on. You can show twelve ID's with different names all you want, that ink on your finger says you voted.

 

.

.

Write comment (0 Comments)

Greenwald, Taibbi & Weiss

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

No, this isn't a law firm, they are three Liberal journalists with some very rare commodities: integrity and journalistic standards.

Up until recently, journalists were supposed to be (but not always) neutral observers of events, who would journal their observations, then report them to an audience who was educated about government and the affairs of the world. The journalists presented their observations and let the reader/viewer make up their own minds about the subject. When I was growing up, we had three TV networks. I don't remember who was on ABC (Dad never watched ABC), but NBC had Huntley and Brinkley, while CBS had Walter Cronkite. These were men of integrity and had journalistic standards, which included never letting their own political views shade or distort the news they reported on.

Today, "journalists" have the mindset of "we have the responsibility to shape the public to our opinions, not tell them the facts." Sadly, they are very effective in that task. Trump's achievements include (but are not limited to) setting governmental policies that resulted in a 50+-year-low minority unemployment, negotiates multiple deals bringing peace to the Middle East that 70 years of "diplomats" have failed to do, helped the United States become a net exporter of energy instead of the biggest importer, and got fellow NATO allies to share the cost of defense instead of letting the US spend the vast majority of resources to do so. If the press has reported on any of these at all, it's in the vein of "No Social Distancing During Signing of Peace Accord Between Israel, Bahrain."

I am glad to report that there are Liberal journalists out there who have upheld that foregone thought of "journalistic integrity," namely Glenn Greenwald, Bari Weiss and Matt Taibbi. Glenn recently resigned from The Intercept, a news source that he co-founded. As part of his contract, he had a "no editorial oversight" and an "absolute right to publish." The "no editorial oversight" means that no editor (the gatekeepers who decide what gets and doesn't get published) could "spike" Matt's articles and keep them from being published. The "right to publish" means that the news outlet the reporter works for owns everything the reporter writes on their time. So, the reporter can't write an article written on News Corp A's time that was spiked and sell it to News Corp B and have B publish it.

Glenn had written a story on the recent Biden scandal, and his own company, The Intercept, refused to publish it despite the stipulations in his contract. In response, Glenn did the only thing open to a man with integrity, he quit and started his own news site (again).

Bari Weiss was brought on to The New York Times in 2016 to help diversify the points of view and reporting at the paper due to they got the 2016 election so wrong. She quit last year, citing in part:

But the lessons that ought to have followed the election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else. [emphasis mine]

She was harassed, browbeaten, ostracized and ignored. Like Glenn, Bari kept her integrity and resigned with her self-respect and journalistic standards intact.

Matt Taibbi is a honey badger, he just don't give a shit. When I used to listen to my local morning DJ's Drake and Zeke on my way to work in the morning, they often interviewed Taibbi on various articles or books he wrote. While he hasn't quit in a blaze of glory like Greenwald or Weiss, he has integrity. His politics does not limit the direction he points his pen, a real journalistic flamethrower.

So, a sincere kudos to all of them, you have my respect and admiration. We need journalists who put their ethics and integrity ahead of their politics, not the other way around. Check them out, I added Greenwald and Taibbi's sites to by link roll Bari is only writing books now.

Write comment (0 Comments)

Enforced Hiatus

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Greetings all [Insert obligatory "I'm not dead yet!" comment here].

In case you didn't know, It really takes me several days to make a post. Once my subconscious selects what I'm going to write about, I must do research and Grok on it until fullness is achieved. Only then do I get to sit down and actually start hitting the keyboard.

The main issue is I have been writing more for a book I publish on my other site, and working on the next version of the application for that same site. That and home maintenance, day job, family time and more have prevented me from doing the Groking necessary to make me happy and proud of a post.

The other issue is this extremely polarized political environment. I have lost several friends over the differences of our political stances, and my time on Facebook has left me angrier than ever. In response, for my own mental health, I have stepped back from FB. I have stopped following all my friends (even those whom I agree with) and my feed is now only game-related.

I have decided to step back from here as well, knock some major projects IRL out and regain my center. I will be back, timetable unknown. I won't even speculate because something could change and destroy that schedule. As I like to say IRL, "I'm always here except when I'm not." If I can post, I will. But keeping to a set schedule is impossible for me right now.

Write comment (0 Comments)

Burning it down

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

In the next day or so, President Trump will nominate someone to take the seat on the SCOTUS vacated by Ruth Bader-Ginsburg on her death. There will be no hearings to vet the nominee, it will likely go straight to a floor vote and enough Senators have already expressed support to make sure the nominee is confirmed.

And this is all the Democrats fault. Let me retrace the steps so it makes sense.

Cloture is a procedural term used by the Senate to force the end of discussion on a bill. It's covered in the Constitution, Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2: "Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings..." Cloture is not a vote on the bill, just a vote to end the debate and send it to the final vote. It is used to prevent or end a filibuster. Since the Senate was first constituted, cloture was set at a supermajority of 2/3rds or 67 votes. This was to force both parties to work together to accomplish the objective.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a contentious piece of legislation. Southern Democrats held a filibuster that lasted sixty days. It lasted that long because it was difficult to get enough votes to force Cloture. Due to that bill, in 1974 the Senate voted to change the Cloture votes from a 2/3rds majority to a 3/5ths majority, or from 67 votes to 60. There was also an amendment for a "Two-track" system, meaning that a filibustered bill would not bring the entire Senate to a halt.

In the late 1990's and early 2000's the Democrats (who almost always vote as a monolithic block, very few "rebels") started taking advantage of the narrow Republican majority by threatening a filibuster on anything the Democrats didn't like. Since the Republicans didn't have the votes to invoke Cloture (and they wouldn't get any Democrat support), it was either hold firm and let the bill die, or the Republicans had to negotiate with the Democrats to change the bill until both sides could agree on it. Frankly, this is how it should be to prevent the "Tyranny of the majority" as referenced by our Founding Fathers. It is also the polite way of doing things.

Well, that came to an end in 2013, when a Democrat-controlled Senate decided to eliminate Cloture for Cabinet appointees and non-SCOTUS judgeships. A simple Democrat majority could now enact the "tyranny of the majority" and ram those nominations through and Republicans couldn't do a thing about it. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "You'll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think." When Republicans got control of the Senate again a few years later, they changed the rules, eliminating Cloture for SCOTUS nominations.

Then came Kavanaugh. A man of impeccable character and unquestioned reputation. Who was accused by a woman who appeared out of nowhere and accused Kavanaugh of a crime thirty years prior when he was a teenager. She never filed a police report and remained silent as the Senate vetted and confirmed him for lower federal judgeships. The people she listed as witnesses to this act publicly stated that they don't remember the party in question where this assault allegedly occurred. Kavanaugh had over fifty female staffers and clerks who had worked with him over the years publicly state that there wasn't even a hint of impropriety from him.

Kavanaugh could never have been convicted in a court of law for the crime he was accused of, but he was accused, tried, found guilty and executed in the court of public opinion based on one fact: he was nominated by Donald Trump.

In the end, thanks to crybaby Democrats who throw a temper tantrum every time they get told "No," from now on it will be likely that any such votes will be held, up or down, by the majority party without giving the minority party a say at all.

Think of this as a street fight. Both sides initially agree to "Marquess of Queensberry" rules, but then one guy pulls out a pipe instead of his fists and whacks the other guy. Later on in the fight, when the pipe guy is knocked down, he drops the pipe and says, "can we go back to the original rules?" What do YOU think would be the prudent course of action? Drop the issue, be sporting and continue to go by the rules, or take that pipe and beat the cheater with it hard enough that the cheater will never think about cheating again?

We must not have beat them enough yet. Senator Chuck Schumer has publicly stated that if the Democrats gain power of all three branches of government, they will a) grant statehood to Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and maybe even create the State of Jefferson (splitting Oregon into two states). This will give the Senate six more Democrat Senators, as all of the named areas are deep Blue territory. Once they have done that, they will "pack the court," which means increasing the size of SCOTUS from nine Justices to at least fifteen, then appoint hard Leftist Justices that would have made RVG blush to make sure that any strict Constitutionalist Justices are in the minority for at least the next century.

Until Democrats show contrition, apologize and reinstate the 3/5ths Cloture rule while they are the majority, the Republicans will play by the Democrats rules, which is to say there are no rules.

Write comment (0 Comments)

REAL helping

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

When I worked in the healthcare field, I worked with (and even for) a lot of organizations that had a pretty Liberal mindset for the director and the staffs. They did wonderful work, no "but" involved. Okay, so there is a "but," that's related to the symptom vs. the disease (in a general, not a medical way). The director and senior staff of these organizations spent a lot of time fundraising. Organizing and holding events, getting donations from corporations, philanthropists, etc.

So I'm watching an interview of Kim Klacik (Republican running for US House MD7 covering Baltimore) and she started talking about having a non-profit to help young girls who had a plan to go to college or to work and not pop out babies and live off Welfare. Klacik's organization got these young ladies prom dresses so they could celebrate Prom. She managed to acquire a bunch of donated prom dresses, and the girls said, "Eww. 1982 wants their prom dresses back!"

At this point, most Liberally-minded organizations would have pretty much said, "Pick one or get your own." What Kim did was sell those dresses on-line. That raised not only enough for the young ladies to get dresses they liked, but there was enough left over to get a whole makeover.

But wait, there's more! Kim was talking with one of the mothers of these ladies, who said, "I want to go back to work, but I don't know how." It turns out that the young lady was regularly doing homework by candlelight because her mom couldn't afford the utilities. As a result, Kim's organization pivoted and helped women fresh from incarceration, rehabilitation and homelessness get proper clothes and makeovers for job interviews for women referred to her by non-profits working in these areas. She finished off with, "We've helped over 200 women become gainfully employed and over 30% have obtained financial independence."

Why this is critically important is simple. If the single mom is barely surviving on public assistance, she can't afford to send the daughter to prom, or many other things. But to help the mom, that's another issue entirely! An employed mom through budgeting and saving CAN afford prom, utilities, better clothes and all of the other things that moves their lives from "surviving" to "thriving."

Compared to my experiences with the Liberal non-profits, Kim's direction and shift is inconceivable. Again proving the adage, "Liberals count how many people are on their assistance, Conservatives count how many people no longer need their assistance."

BTW, here's her campaign ad:

Write comment (0 Comments)

Arrogance and Stupidity

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

In the TV series Babylon 5, the character Londo Molari once said, “Ah, arrogance and stupidity, all in one package. How efficient of you.”

I got turned on to this video over the weekend. It’s Reggie Cannon, a Soccer player for the FC Dallas team. He was “disgusted” at the fans reaction to him, both teams and the officials kneeling during the National Anthem before the game. “You got fans booing at you for taking a stand for what they believe in.”

So Mr. Cannon let me explain this to you in simple terms.

You are an employee of the soccer team. You are paid to kick a ball around a field. The soccer team has the money to pay you because fans buy tickets so they can sit in the stadium and watch you play in-person. Your team also gets income from commercials sold during the game and the sale of merchandise with the team logo. You personally get cash for every purchase of your team jersey.

In case you didn’t know, the first rule of business is don’t anger your customers, especially if the customers spends discretionary cash for your services. Why shouldn’t you anger your customers? Because, silly boy, they stop attending your games. The stop watching your games on TV. They stop buying team merchandise. No customers == no income == Billy boy is unemployed.

You have the right to protest for or against any ideal, organization, whatever. That’s your right and government cannot interfere in that exercise. I’ve consistently said that since Kapernick started taking a knee. If you want to go out into the streets, attend rallies and so on to advance your cause, go for it! I have no problem with you doing that.

However, when you introduce politics into the one thing in my life where I don’t want politics, I’m not going to watch you. I used to watch sports to get away from politics. Now that baseball, football, basketball and now soccer has decided that the players can throw politics into my face, I no longer watch sports. At all. I wouldn’t watch a game of anything even if you paid me $1,000 an hour.

So, Mr. Cannon, I suggest you SHUT YOUR EFFING PIEHOLE AND LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE TELLING YOU, before you don’t have any customers to listen to. Grow some humility and respect for others while you’re at it.

Write comment (0 Comments)

Chain of Custody

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Let me start off and separate "Absentee balloting" from "Mail-in balloting." Much like the legal/illegal immigration issue, the differences between these are critical.

I want to talk about a "chain of custody" first, so you understand what it is and why this chain is critical. Many important things, when sent from Point A to Point B, require a chain of custody. When a police officer picks up a piece of evidence from a crime scene, they drop it into a bag and a piece of paper describing all of the particulars of the evidence and their name and they sign it. "Glock 19, Serial VG253US, 12:35pm, 8/16/2020 Officer John Doe." When the officer hands that bag off to someone, they make sure the person taking possession signs that chain of custody. By both of their signatures testifying the hand off, the receiving person agrees the evidence they are receiving is what the officer giving it to them says it is.

If that chain of custody is broken, that evidence can no longer be used. Why you ask? Because it might have been tampered with, or replaced and thus renders it useless as evidence. If the chain is unbroken and the evidence is altered, then there is a list of suspects. Case in point, The St. Louis McClusky's who defended their property against trespassers with an AR-15 and a pistol, Her pistol was intentionally rendered inoperative by the McCluskys' long before that incident. They reversed a part that rendered the firearm unable to function. Well, a lab technician took the pistol apart for inspection, assembled it together correctly, then test fired it and didn't document that it was received in an inoperable condition. You see the problem here?

Police evidence, samples for medical testing, certified mail and more are all subject to a chain of custody, because the consequences of a broken chain are too terrible to contemplate. Wrongful conviction, someone unnecessarily undergoes chemotherapy, a person loses their home because they didn't get the notice, that's what I can think of just off the top of my head.

So, onto voting.

Voting is the most important duty a citizen has. It's your chance to tell the government what to do. If you don't vote, you have no leg to stand on when you bitch about how things are. To accurately gauge the will of the people, on a set day we all go to our respective polling places, verify we are who we say we are and make our voice heard. I remember when the first free elections were held in Iraq after Saddam was removed from power, you had to stick your right index finger into a pot of ink to hand your ballot in. This prevented a person from voting multiple times because you had a temporary sign that you couldn't hide to show you had voted. You couldn't scrub it off that day, but it wore off naturally in a week or two.

An absentee ballot must be specifically requested by the voter, and a substantial reason must be attached. You are going to be out of the state/country, you are an invalid and cannot travel, something like that. You can't get an absentee ballot if you're going to be at home and able to travel to your polling district on election day or during early voting. Absentee ballots also account for less than 5% of ballots.

Our current voting system looks like this:

In the days before an election, the voting machines are scanned for viruses and malware, then certified by the Election Commissions IT Department, and sealed to detect tampering. They are kept under custody until they are set up at the respective polling places. The polling workers keep custody of the machines until the end of the polling time.

When the voter arrives, their valid ID is checked against the voter rolls. If unverified, they can still cast a provisional ballot, which will be counted if or when the person's eligibility to vote is verified.

After the polls have closed, two people break the seals on the voting machines, recover the cartridge that has recorded the votes and place them into a sealed box. The custody of the box is then passed to the police, who run with lights flashing and sirens blaring to the election commission, who pass the custody of the box of cartridges to the election commission and the cartridges are downloaded and the votes counted. A similar process is used for paper ballots. The serial numbers are logged and a chain of custody for those ballots are maintained until they are counted at the election commission HQ. At no time is there an undetectable opportunity to alter the recorded votes. The veracity and security of the machines and whose who use them are unquestioned. Fake ID's not withstanding. But that's a subject for another post.

This mail-in voting is something completely different. Under this concept, the county governments will send out a ballot based on their list of voters at that moment, accuracy be damned. The reports of voter rolls being years out of date are too numerous to mention. The county mails all of these ballots out, people fill them out, sign them, send them back and they're counted. What's the big deal?

We have already seen multiple instances with this year's mail-in voting where dozens of ballots sent to people in apartment complexes are found on the ground or in the trash. Does this sound secure? A person in an apartment gets multiple ballots, for themselves and the last five years of tenants. Do you think there is the possibility of voter fraud?

Then there's the other side of that coin: Disenfranchisement. If the USPS delayed the transport of the ballot to the voter or back, or lost the ballot entirely, that persons vote won't be counted. If the vote gets to the election commission too late by either USPS delay or the sender mailing it too late, their vote is lost.

I am reflexively sarcastic and hyperbolic a lot of the time. My next sentence, I assure you, is deadly serious and worries me to no end. I have a reasonable fear, if there is a nation-wide requirement to perform mail-in voting, that there will be 67 million write-in votes for Hillary Clinton.

Seriously, people are seriously talking about blindly sending out millions of ballots, in the hope they reach their addressee. Then the person who the ballot is meant for properly fills out the ballot and sends it back. And that the USPS delivers that ballot in time to be counted. Each of these leaps of faith, if they were to be done physically, I'm thinking Seven-League Boots kind of level here.

This goes well beyond wishful thinking. This goes way beyond delusion. This will not be successful by any metric a reasonable person would use. My paranoid side is telling me that if Trump wins, it will provide a context for Leftists to continue their chant of "Illegitimate President!" because of all of the holes and doubt in the accuracy of the votes cast in the light of mail-in voting. If either Hillary or Kamala get into the Oval office (it could be both, you vote for President and Vice-President separately), the United states will have achieved three firsts.

  • First woman president
  • First President for Life
  • First American Dictator

Don't doubt me.

Write comment (0 Comments)

Hate Crime Karma

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

A couple of core tenets of Conservatives have been to keep government as small as possible and the laws few and simple. We as a group do not want a powerful government with extensive power and numerous laws it can use to persecute (and prosecute) “unliked people.” We realize that if we draft such powers and laws, they will eventually be used against us.

But the Leftists have pushed and championed “hate crime” laws, which tack extra penalties upon the offender if there is a difference between the offender and victim in skin color, gender, sexual preference or almost anything else.

The differences are (not all of these are applicable in all states):

  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Creed
  • Disability
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender identity
  • Marital status
  • Membership in the armed forces
  • Membership in civil rights organizations
  • National origin
  • Perceived gender
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Skin color

Mind you, in some cases you don’t have to be convicted of a crime first. And all that happens is having it labeled as a hate crime just makes the punishment more severe. All the prosecutors has to prove that the crime was motivated by one of the sixteen disparities listed above. Most states restrict these hate crimes to violent felonies, but in 1987 California made all violations of the law potential hate crimes. So I guess trespassing by walking across someone’s yard can get it labeled as a hate crime if the proper conditions are met.

Let me say it again, hate crimes only increase the punishment. The crime was committed, but just punishing them for that isn’t enough. You have to look into the heart and mind of the person to see why they did it just to add a few more years of prison time.

Now the chickens are coming home to roost. Georgia just passed House Bill 838, which was spawned off the hate crime bill 426, laws passed in the wake of the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

838, which goes into effect 1/1/21, will make it a hate crime to intimidate any first responder.

Chapter 8 of Title 35 of the GCA (Georgia Code, Annotated) will now read:

35-8-7.3. A peace officer shall have the right to bring a civil suit against any person, group of persons, organization, or corporation, or the head of an organization or corporation, for damages, either pecuniary or otherwise, suffered during the officer's performance of official duties, for abridgment of the officer's civil rights arising out of the officer's performance of official duties, or for filing a complaint against the officer which the person knew was false when it was filed.

[…]

35-8-7.4 (b) A person commits the offense of bias motivated intimidation when such person maliciously and with the specific intent to intimidate, harass, or terrorize another person because of that person's actual or perceived employment as a first responder: (1) Causes death or serious bodily harm to another person; or (2) Causes damage to or destroys any real or personal property of a person because of actual or perceived employment as a first responder without permission and the amount of the damage exceeds $500.00 or the value of the property destroyed exceeds $500.00.

(c) Any person that violates subsection (b) of this Code section shall be guilty of the offense of bias motivated intimidation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than one nor more than five years, a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.

(d) Each violation of this Code section shall constitute a separate offense and shall not merge with any other crime.

(e) A sentence imposed under this Code section shall run consecutively to any sentence for any other offense related to the act or acts establishing an offense under this Code section.

(f) Charges of violating subsection (b) of this Code section shall not be prosecuted by way of an accusation but only by indictment or special presentment by a grand jury."

So let me spell this out to for you.

1. You physically hurt a first responder, even make him feel bad about his job, or even file a false complaint against him, the first responder can sue you in civil court. That’s going to be expensive right there, defending yourself, then comes the payment of damages. You’ll need to sell your house, car, wife and the kids to raise the cash you’ll need for this, win or lose.

2. You’re convicted on return of a “true bill” by the Grand Jury. No trial, no defense. Here’s an extra 1-5 years and a fine of up to $5,000. I might be reading it wrong, but I’m not seeing a stipulation for conviction of the base crime. You could get acquitted by a jury for the base crime, but you’ll still do time just because the grand jury thinks you’re a bad person.

If you do get convicted of the base crime, “consecutively” means that once you would’ve been released from custody for the base crime, you stay incarcerated and the clock on the hate crime starts. Normally, most multiple sentences run “concurrently,” or at the same time. You serve time for the longest sentence.

If this doesn’t scare you, you’re not paying attention. And all of you Leftist rioters out there, go ahead and shine that hand-held industrial laser into the eyes of a police officer and blind him. You’ll get a garnishment on every source of income you will ever have, including your Social Security.

You Leftists started this, you Leftists championed it, advocated, cajoled and pushed for hate crimes legislation. And now Karma will bite you in the ass for it. Because the laws meant to punish “racist haters” has now been turned on you. Enjoy.

Write comment (0 Comments)

For or Against

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

One of my Markisms is “Always vote. There may not be anyone you want to vote for, but there is always someone you want to vote against.”

I have been politically aware for a bit over 25 years. I knew there were Democrats and Republicans and elections and all that, but I never gave it too much mind.

I became acutely aware because I started noticing the hyperbolic rhetoric by the Democrat leadership. “Republicans want to poison the air and water!” “Republicans want to cut Social Security!!” “Republicans want to shove grandma and her wheelchair over a cliff!!!” You get the point.

Every election cycle, this bullshit got a little bit worse. “Racist” started making it into the anti-Republican rhetoric. “Homophobic,” “Misogynist,” “Islamophobe” and recently “Transphobe” over the years also became common terms used by Democrats to describe Republicans. In the last Presidential election cycle, Hillary started calling anyone who dared oppose her ascension to the Presidency “Deplorables.”

Now, as individuals, you, me and the other 320 million Americans, how many times have we seen a genuine change of heart from a person who was verbally bullied and degraded by another person? Cowed into silence, perhaps even submission, but an honest change of heart?

I’m pretty sure a tally of such anecdotal stories from all of us would precisely equate to zero. We all individually know that you can browbeat a person to do something, but not change their heart.

So why is it done on a national level? Why do mass numbers of Leftists believe verbally harassing and browbeating half the country will lead to victory? In every venue, in every conversation, in every encounter where anything remotely political, when a person expresses an opinion that’s even 0.000001% different from another, they are verbally and sometimes physically beaten?

This is why Donald Trump was elected. Because half of this country just got sick-and-tired of being called unpleasant names. Of being mislabeled, browbeaten and lied about. Republicans didn’t elect Trump, the hatred of Democrats drove them to vote Trump. Personally, I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016. I will in November because the thought of a Leftist in the Oval Office terrifies me.
And today, just how many Democrats have done the #WalkAway and left the Democrat party? They probably didn’t become Conservatives or Republicans, but thousands and thousands of now-former Democrats will no longer vote that side of the ticket because of the hate. These “WalkAwayers” are also discovering that for as much Leftists hate Conservatives, those who left the Democrats are getting much worse, by their now former friends.
And Trump has done something no other Republican has done since Reagan. Trump has been his normal self (“a Queens guy”1) and has sent every last bit of guff and snarky comments made to and about him right back in the faces of the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) with interest. Trump would abandon Twitter in a heartbeat if the Democrats and the media didn’t go into seizures every time he Tweeted something. Trump’s using Twitter as a Leftist cattle prod to great effect.

I believe this is Trump’s election to lose. Short of a major catastrophe on his part, Trump should win. But that still means that every person on the Right has to still get out and vote. And bring a few friends with you. You need to vote Republican, from Trump to the dog-catcher. If we do this, many of us will be surprised to find out that many Democrat friends and acquaintances voted the same way.

Why would Democrats cross the aisle you ask? To answer that question, I only have to point to the Draconian policies of Democrat governors, mayors, city councils and just about every elected Democrat.

From Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer “you can’t go out and buy seeds”, to District Attorney Kim Gardner prosecuting the McCloskey’s for defending their private property and even altering evidence. (Patricia’s gun was inoperable and the McCloskey’s knew it. The DA’s office assembled it so it would work). The Minneapolis City Council is violating their own charter by abolishing the police, and if you didn’t hear about it, there have been riots, fires and vandalism every night for the past two months in Seattle. The Mayor joined the rioters and has done nothing to quell the violence. Crime has been spiking by 200+% in these cities because the bad guys know there’s no police to stop them.

New York, Minneapolis, Detroit, Baltimore, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, they all share one common trait (beyond the recent riots and burning): They have been run by Democrat Mayors and City Councils for decades.

All of the Democrat-voting residents of those cities have hopefully come to the realization that they have backed the wrong donkey. Their presumptive presidential candidate is undeniably deep into dementia (I am sorry to hear this. My mother and grandmother suffered from that at the end of their lives. I wish that fate on no one.). The short list of Democrat Vice-Presidential candidates are all ultra-hard-Leftists. And that’s depending on Biden even getting the nomination. One of these VP candidates will likely end up with the nomination if Biden can’t take it. This has got to give some intellectual pause to every reasonable person who counts themselves as a Democrat.

So while they may say “Biden all the way” in conversation with their friends, when they get to that voting booth, their finger will only pause over Biden before moving on and selecting Trump.

1 I don’t know many people from New York, but it was explained to me that “Queens guys” have a big chip on their shoulder. Brooklyn guys are tougher, and Manhattan guys are richer, which leaves the Queens guys like the dorky kid always picked last for sandlot baseball. Queens guys will get in your face at the drop of a hat, which explains a lot about Trump.

Write comment (0 Comments)

German Words

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

If you never studied American History, you probably don’t know at the time of the founding of this country, German was almost made our official language.
So, I am going to discuss some German words that were first used 80+ years ago and how they are especially important today.

Sturmabteilung – “Storm Detachment“ (SA) in English, was a paramilitary group that was the official name of Hitler’s goon squad. Known more universally as the Brownshirts, this nickname came from the WWI military surplus shirts they wore as a uniform.

It was the job of the SA to disrupt the meetings of any political organizations that the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or the National Socialist Workers‘ Party (We call them Nazi's) didn’t like. They would fill up the meeting halls, preventing those who wanted to hear the speaker from attending. They would also block access of people to the meeting. During the meeting the Brownshirts would disrupt the proceedings by shouting political slogans to prevent the speaker from being heard. And just for fun, they would beat people up before, during and after the meetings. Not to mention other random occasions.

I seriously cannot tell any difference between the actions and tactics of Sturmabteilung and Antifa.

Kristallnacht – “Crystal Night” or "Night of the Broken Glass,” was a pogrom (violent riot aimed at the expulsion or extermination of particular ethnic or religious group, particularly Jews) that took place in November of 1938. This destruction was carried out by our friends the Sturmabteilung. and earned that name from all of the broken windows of Jewish businesses.

Now the recent events in Minneapolis, Seattle, Detroit, Baltimore, New York and other cities. The unrest in these cities are not pogroms, but I cannot over stress the property damage, the deaths, the destroyed small businesses and the fear of those regular people caught in the middle of it. All of it caused by a very small minority of people who have no problem terrorizing people and destroying property to get their way.

I bring these points up because those who are controlling and financing the Leftists Useful Idiot Foot Troops like BLM, Antifa and others are at odds with each other. While the nominal objective of these groups is to disrupt the system enough for Trump to be defeated in November, I’m sure there are others that are pushing to escalate the violence to make sure Trump is reelected.

If Trump is reelected, he provides a reason (and a target) for the continuation of these violent radical groups and Leftist Rage in general. They will continue to try and assail Trump, like the ocean waves against an ocean cliff. With probably as much effectiveness. If Trump is defeated, the foot troops will have no target for their violence, and like a rabid attack dog on the loose, will eventually end up turning on their masters.

Which bring me to my next German words:

Nacht der langen Messer – “Night of the Long Knives.” In June and July 1934, About eighteen months after Hitler was appointed Chancellor by the Bundestag, Hitler ordered the Schutzstaffel (SS) and the Gestapo (secret police) to execute the leadership of the Sturmabteilung, which had dared to start voicing opinions of their own. Hitler did this to consolidate his power because the SA would be a threat to him if they acted under their own authority.

The radical Leftists have been trained for the past few years to basically be like an attack dog to attack the government. If the Democrats win the White House, Antifa/BLM/NFAC won't stop attacking the government. They've been trained and conditioned to attack and won't understand the change. Much like when Leftist-indoctrinated children accosted Diane Feinstein in her office about not "doing enough" on climate change. Except the children weren't armed with frozen water bottles, Molotov cocktails and lasers.

So here is my dilemma:

Do I vote for Trump and hope he wins, meaning four more years of Antifa/BLM/NFAC protests, riots and property damage,

-or-

Vote Democrat and watch the Democrat president announce that “The full weight of the federal government will be brought to bear on these ‘terrorist groups’ to eliminate their threat to the people and the government,” sending the various Alphabet Agencies to round up and disappear all of these radical Leftist people. Which is what eventually happens to the useful idiots. The 60's are replete with examples of Democrat State and Local governments who didn't hesitate to "quell uprisings," why should the "Burning 20's" be any different? It is not in dispute the Obama Administration used the "full force and authority" of the Justice Department to unlawfully investigate and wire tap members of the Trump campaign. Why not send out the "Jack-booted thugs" against some "disorganized rabble-rousers"?

This, my dear readers, would bring about the last German word I wanted to introduce to you, Schadenfreude. This means, “Joy derived from the suffering of others.”

It would induce in me great joy to see not only the violent rioters of the past few months duckwalked into court, convicted and given lengthy prison terms, but also those who actively fought to depose Trump since 2016, culminating in his Impeachment.

Write comment (0 Comments)

"Whiteness" got us here today

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

The Smithsonian put this rather racist “infographic” up the other day (and pulled it down just as quickly) and I just had to say something about it. So, let’s take this apart, section by section. Before I begin, some historical context.

When Mankind transitioned out of the “hunter-gatherer” stage about 12,000 years ago, we had eight major “groupings” of people. North and South America, East and West Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Asia and Australia. 12,000 years ago, the climate changed. It stopped raining and dried up. In four places (South America, Northern India, Syria and Egypt) Man developed the plow and learned to farm. That was the beginning of civilization. Being able to grow more food than you needed led to pottery to store the food, writing to mark whose food it was and all the rest.

Egypt and Syria are close enough to Greece for the Grecians to learn about this. Surplus food meant you could have people who weren’t farmers. This brought about philosophy and government.

Next, let’s jump ahead to 1492 and Columbus “discovering” the Americas (he never actually set foot on the continent until his third voyage, and even then it was South America). Let’s look at the world as a whole at that point.

The Americas, Africa and Australia were still in the “Stone Age” of technological advancement when White Europeans got to them. India and Asia had made technological advances (China had gunpowder and the printing press centuries before Europe) but didn’t do anything with them. They reached a certain tech level and stopped.

Before you start spouting Leftist tropes about how the Native Americans, et. al., were “living in harmony with the land,” let’s mention the downsides of that lifestyle. High infant mortality, human sacrifice, slavery, cannibalism, any wound could kill due to no medicine beyond a salve or two, shall I go on?

white culture in the us 7 15 20 1
Rugged Individualism:

Until the founding of the United States, you mostly had Nobles and Everybody Else. Serfs were slaves, beholden to their Lord for a safe place in the walls of the castle when trouble roamed the land. It was the Greeks that came up with this idea of individualism. Their thinking about things like that has led to our concepts of this today.

Family Structure:

Most of this comes out of the 50’s, and is more of a straw man than anything else. The nuclear family (male and female parents protecting and raising their children) is a concept that just simply works. It has worked since we started keeping records of things like that, for multiple thousands of years. For the case “against” the nuclear family, I point to the Great Society. For the past 50 years, that has been a sociological experiment within the Black community where the nuclear family was purposefully destroyed. Just look at the results as of today and tell me the results are good or even acceptable. And broader studies across all racial lines have shown children from single parent homes do poorer than children raised in nuclear families.

Emphasis on Scientific Method:

The “scientific method” is the process to develop a theory, develop a model and a method to measure and test it, then test it to see if it works, correct errors, test again, and keep doing that until you prove or disprove the theory (or come up with a new one).

That method has led to the computers you’re reading my words on, the car you drive, literally everything in your world right now down to the fork and spoon in your silverware drawer. And this is a “bad thing” because it was developed by ‘White people’ how? Would have these things be “better” if they had been developed by non-Whites? Or are they just tools without intent or care if they are used correctly or incorrectly?

History:

Napoleon Bonaparte is quoted as saying “History is a set of agreed-upon lies.” There is no definitive source for the phrase “history is written by the victors.” But that is also true. History comes from the words “his” and “story.” Go ahead and call it sexist, it doesn’t bother me.

As far as giving women the right to vote and things like that, the experiment is still ongoing and I’m doubtful for a positive outcome on this experiment (that’s SARCASM).

Protestant Work Ethic:

Let’s turn these points backwards:

  • Easy/no work is better than hard work
  • Play before work
  • You can meet your goals without working hard.

Can anyone realistically accept and promote those points? I thought not.

Religion:

Yes, in the United States, Christianity is the religion of the majority of people here. Non-Judeo-Christian religions are foreign (the word itself means “from somewhere else”), that’s a fact no matter what you say about it. In fact, Judeo-Christian is itself “foreign” to the Americas itself since it came about from somewhere else.

“No tolerance for deviation from single God concept.” In the comments below, please provide news articles where Christians firebombed or destroyed any polytheistic (that means more than one God) churches. I’ll wait but I’m not holding my breath.

Status, Power & Authority:

These points are male-related and I will not deny that. It’s how men keep score and since we’ve walked upright, it’s always been a “mine is bigger than yours” kind of competition.

Future Orientation:

Really? Really?? Do you want to make sure you’re around tomorrow? If you die, your children won’t want? That when you get too old to work you can live off your savings?

Time:

Time is a limited commodity, no matter how much you deny it. You spend the first third of your life learning just to be self-sufficient and how to interact nicely with other people. If you squander that time, you will perpetually suffer after that.

In conclusion:

A good portion of the bullet points (oh, gosh! Did I trigger someone with that gun-related microaggression of “bullet points”? Isn’t the term “triggered” also a gun microaggression? Get a life and get over it) of this “infographic” are sophistic strawmen, but in each case, I suggest you reverse each bullet point and ask yourself, “is that the kind of world I want to live in?”

If you’re tired of living in this world of “Whiteness,” no one is stopping you from divesting yourselves of all clothing and technology and going off to live in the wilds. Please do as a matter of fact.

History is brutal, only Big Brother types will deny that. There is war, hate, racism, genocide, slavery and so on. But there is also Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” AC/DC’s“Thunderstruck,” the works of John Coltrane, C.S Lewis, W. E. B. DuBois, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and way more.

In order for Man to do great things of good, he must also be equally capable of evil things.

Write comment (0 Comments)

Next stop: Animal Farm

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Just on the off chance you haven’t read George Orwell’s Animal Farm, please do so, especially for the line “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

The other day I came across California’s ACA5, and I shit you not, this is serious, this has passed the State Assembly and the State Legislature and I don’t have any reason why the Governor won’t sign it into law.

Here is the abstract of the Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 5. All emphasis is mine.

The California Constitution, pursuant to provisions enacted by the initiative Proposition 209 in 1996, prohibits the state from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting. The California Constitution defines the state for these purposes to include the state, any city, county, public university system, community college district, school district, special district, or any other political subdivision or governmental instrumentality of, or within, the state.

 

This measure would repeal these provisions. The measure would also make a statement of legislative findings in this regard.

I really can’t make this stuff up. Leftists have always sought to segregate minorities. From the Antebellum Jim Crow laws, to Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), more recently segregating college dorms, graduations and more by race and even gardens in CHAZ/CHOP.

Sure, they say “It’s to create safe spaces where minorities can gather together without being microaggressively and systematically oppressed by Whites,” but it sounds to me like those White Leftists are really saying, “We don’t feel safe unless they’re over there and we’re over here.”

We also have the tired old trope of the Bigotry of Low Expectations, “Minorities can’t succeed unless they are helped because they can’t do it on their own.”

Which leads to the very first “WHEREAS” of the bill (emphasis mine):

WHEREAS, Equal opportunity is deeply rooted in the American ideals of fairness, justice, and equality. Programs to meet the goals of equal opportunity seek to realize these basic values. Equal opportunity not only helps individuals, but also helps communities in need and benefits our larger society. California’s equal opportunity program was upended by the passage of Proposition 209 in 1996; and

Now go back and read the abstract of ACA5 above, especially the part I underlined. Never mind these Leftists are overriding the will of the people to grant preferences to whatever group is deemed “worthy” to receive special treatment. And when one group is “more equal” than another, than those “not more equal” groups are actually “less equal.”

“Preferential treatment” to any group or individual is a pretty term that still means “discrimination,” just to someone else who isn’t “more equal.”
Think about it like this:

Democrats, from the founding of the party, have fought and worked for a separation of the races. The Blacks are to be “kept in their place.” Again, I mention Jim Crow and Plessy v. Ferguson. The KKK is and was nothing more than a group of cowardly rabble-rousers who have to hide their faces, lest they die of embarrassment because they were and are nothing but bullies.

In the 60’s, they saw terrorism and lynching becoming passé. So, in the infamous words of Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson, “I’ll have those N****** voting Democrat for a hundred years.” So they switched tactics to a “compassion model.”

Use federal government programs to drop the quality of the public schools to the point most Blacks are barely literate. Use Welfare to cut the father figure out of the family. Encourage the woman to have many babies by different men. Then, they concentrate all the poor Blacks into “the Projects.”

It’s been proven that a person attains the level of their five closest friends. That works both up and down. What better way to “keep the Black man down” than to use other Blacks?

Then we have the “Black Leaders,” who are nothing more than third-rate hucksters. They take the simmering anger and desperation of a Black person’s daily life and use an event like Michael Brown, or George Floyd and whip up the people until there are riots, looting and burnt out buildings by the score. Then, the “Black Leaders” extort “donations” from corporations and cities “so your property doesn’t burn.”

We had a dozen cities burn, millions of dollars in property damage and I don’t know how many killed over bad police procedure that killed a man with a felony conviction record, yet not a peep from anybody about the death of Breonna Taylor. This was a lady who was doing it right. She was a first responder and a productive member of society. Breonna was killed in an epic-level botched and unnecessary raid a month before Floyd. I would have a lot more empathy if those cities had burned due to Taylor’s murder than Floyd’s murder.
Then you have the Washington Post trying to debunk President Trump’s statement:

“You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other — other cities, all Democrat run,” he said. “Every one of them is Democrat run. Twenty out of 20. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous are Democrat run.”

And you know what? The WaPo is technically, but not realistically correct. 85% (17 of 20) of the overall most violent cities are Democrat run. Two Independent-run cities (#11 and 12) are on the list and one Republican-run (#17). I would call 85% “the vast majority.” Adjusted for population, an Independent-run city comes in at #5, the other 19 cities are Democrat-run.

Let’s list the active Democrat parts of the platform that leads to segregation:

Poor quality inner-city public schools that have dropout rates of 30% and higher, with most teachers who do care, but administrators who don’t and largely disinterested parents.

Democrats and teachers unions fight school vouchers at every opportunity, a chance for those kids to escape and learn in better environments.

Active dissolution of the nuclear family in lower economic levels, with a perpetual cycle of “help” that doesn’t solve the problem, which is to escape that class.
Forced congregation of lower economic class people together and thus in their daily lives don’t have anyone to look up to. From having a father as a child to a mentor as a teenager and young-adult.

Affirmative action. While this was sold as a “go with the minority when the two are equal,” in practice it translates out to “putting minorities into positions that they are not prepared to handle.” Admitting someone to a college with low test scores and academic record, regardless of race, astronomically increases their chances of failure. And failure here means no degree, no good job prospects and a huge student debt load with no hope of paying it off.

Again, “separate but equal” facilities in higher education.

But don’t worry, California will solve the problem. With the elimination of Prop 209, California eliminates meritocracy in by using a person’s skin color as the major point for selecting, rather than considering a person’s level of knowledge and skills.

To misquote Thomas Sowell:

Liberalism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.

 

Write comment (0 Comments)

Happy Independence Day

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

I refuse to celebrate the 4th of July. I am proud to celebrate Independence Day.

Today, July 2nd, was the day that the Declaration was actually signed by the fifty-six brave men who affixed their signatures to this Declaration. As Ben Franklin put it so eloquently, "We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." Nine men did not live to hear of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown. Many others lost their families and fortunes. So they fulfilled the last part of this Declaration:

And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

If you have never actually read the Declaration, listen to this. It will be the most impactful 15 minutes of your life.

 

Write comment (0 Comments)

Free speech rocks

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

I love free speech. The unfettered freedom to say what is in your heart and soul. This is why I will support any organization to broadcast their beliefs, no matter how hateful I or anybody else believes their words to be. Because if they have the confidence to spew their hate openly, we can find them if or when the time comes.
I, like many other Americans, support the concept that Black Lives matter. A Black person’s value as a human being is totally equal to the value of a person of any other color. Not any less, nor any more.

The organization Black Lives Matter, is another matter entirely. I was turned onto this Tweet from Davis Reaboi the other day. I went and found the source, a July 2015 interview by Jared Ball interviewing Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of BLM the organization.

Mind you, this interview happened ten days after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Some of the first words out of Ms. Cullor’s mouth at the 2:00 mark shows her only interest in the truth is hiding it. She can’t mention Mr. Zimmerman’s true Hispanic heritage, since in the Leftist world Hispanics are victims, just like Blacks. And it’s “bad for the optics” if someone from one victim group victimized someone from another victim group. The clear answer to solve the problem is to pretend the killer isn’t part of their victim group. Which is why she referred to Mr. Zimmerman as a “light-skinned, White passing man.” She also did not mention the fact that when Trayvon was shot, Trayvon was on top of Mr. Zimmerman and Trayvon was in the process of beating Mr. Zimmermans’ head into the sidewalk. But hey, facts don’t matter when you’re pushing an agenda.

The point to pay attention to is at the 7:00 mark when Ms. Cullor says,

“We actually do have an ideological frame. Myself, and Alicia [Garza, another co-founder] in particular, are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists.”

Take that for what you will.

If you were wondering why Mr. Ball was offering up softball questions, it’s because Mr. Ball is a hard-core Leftist as well. To prove that point, I found this video where at the 2:30 point he says “unicorns, democracy and freedom” are myths, but the most important part is at 7:00, when Mr. Ball invokes Marx and Engles in a positive context.

Mr. Ball is a man of many talents, from a college professor, experience with Mixtapes (no comment, I know nothing about what those are) and a published author, namely of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power.

So, here we have two people, in non-confrontational situations and free to assert what they truly believe in a safe environment. And through the magic of media, we can see them and hear their words and understand their intent. Which should scare the crap out of most people.

Some people will always be attracted to any idea or position, under the guise of “it’s an idea that sounds good” rather than a “good, sound” idea. I can’t change that, nor would I want to.

I want these people to be heard, because eventually enough will come out that they will, like Maximilien Robespierre, come to an untimely end from the mob they created.

Free speech rocks.

Write comment (0 Comments)