Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hard to Understand

It is quite understandable why so many people are so fired up over Trump's claims he will do the things that Obama promised and lied about.  It is much like the anti-Bush sickness that gripped the country in 2008 and ushered in the Age of Obama.

But before we get swept up in this latest wave of populism, remember that a "President Trump" would have to go through Congress in order to do anything he promises.  Obama was successful in manipulating the legislative branch because of the unwavering aid of his toadies Reid and Pelosi, along with a media that is incredibly slanted to the left.

Were Trump to be elected, who do we have on the side of the GOP?  Mitch McConnell and Paul "Boehner" Ryan.  These two RINO fucks will continue to do exactly what they have been doing, which is exactly what has brought the GOP to shame and disgrace - favor Corporatism over conservatism at every opportunity.

Trump will side with corporate billionaire ass-hats like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, exactly like Barry O'Bama has.  His economic policies will basically be turning the entire country into a casino complex or a high-rise condo - which is the only thing he know how to do.

People need to read up on Trump's actual business record.  He is not the "world's greatest businessman" as his press would have us believe, any more than Obama is the "world's greatest orator."

Don't misunderstand - Trump is a wealthy man and has overseen many successful real estate developments, which account for his vast fortune.  His personal wealth is estimated at $3.7 billion, not the $10 billion he claims.  On the bright side, perhaps this "discrepancy" shows how ready Trump is to assume a lead position in our government.

But Trump also has a laundry list of failures in his business endeavors.  Trump casinos continue to lose money, and Trump casinos and properties have filed for bankruptcy protection on five separate occasions.  Again, perhaps this shows his ability to accrue more debt than he can service, which makes him eminently qualified as our new Checkwriter-in-Chief.

While the list is long, here are just a few reminders that not all of Trump's ideas are "the greatest".  When was the last time you had a  Trump steak, washing it down with Trump vodka, or reading a copy of Trump Magazine while flying on Trump airlines?  Do you know anyone who ever shared in the American dream and bought a house with a Trump mortgage, after graduating with a degree from Trump University?

A lot of people have real, solid, reasonable ideas about how to address the important problems we face, such as how to seal our borders and deal with the millions of illegals who drain our economy of $350 billion each year, or reduce the size of government - which is the only true way to grow our economy.

Trump is not one of them.

That being said, should my choice boil down to Trump vs. Hillary, I will do exactly as I have done since 2008 - hold my nose and pull the lever for whichever moron the GOP puts up against the perpetual progressive assault from the left.

But it won't be pretty, and I won't enjoy it, and I can practically guarantee a loss.  If Trump becomes the GOP's choice, I think we had better get used to the phrase, "Madame President".

Actually, because of the horrible bias in the electoral college system, I don't really think any GOP candidate will ever win again.

And, once the next census has been taken, the illegal population counted, and blue representation in government has been increased as a result, elections in America will be more like those in North Korea - a mere formality.

But that is a story for another day.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fair's Fair

"We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birth-place or origin.

 But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American. If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn't doing his part as an American.

There can be no divided allegiance here.  We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house; and we have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt

Who's Fault Is It?

I know this woman's suicide is sad, but I can't help but laugh at all the bizarre conspiracy theories being cooked up by the #blacklivesmatter idiots. Of course, these people don't really care about Ms Bland as much as they care about simply stirring up the pot.
They claim a huge injustice has been committed, and demand the arresting officer be held responsible. How ignorant of them.  If anyone is to be held responsible, it would be the folks running the jail.  I have no problem with calling them out for negligence, although in no way could this be deemed a murder.

But, again, when will we start holding the individual responsible for their own actions?  Why is everything always someone else's fault these days?

I agree the woman should have been watched closely, as the dash cam video showed she was indeed bat-shit crazy.  It is a tragedy that she was left alone to hang herself.  But I feel strongly that the arresting officer was in no way out of line during the arrest, or remotely responsible for this woman's suicide.

Don't take this the wrong way. Any time a person dies in police custody there is reason to be suspicious.

But I'm just upset about how many times this same situation seems to be occurring, and how quickly the left assumes the authorities are guilty of some horrible plot against (insert minority du jour here).  I find this a rather amazing conflict, since liberals are so adamant about the need for more and more powerful government.

If you watch the video, you can clearly see the officer acting in a polite and courteous manner until the point when the woman began her belligerent tirade.

Every single time an officer pulls a car over, there is a definite possibility that he might get shot.  Which is why police want to see your hands on the steering wheel, and not fumbling about - either with a cigarette or a gun - while they are performing their job.

There was a definite series of events that caused the officer to turn from polite and courteous to aggressive.

There are many who claim she should have never been taken to jail, or pulled over.  I wonder, what should the officer have done?
"You don't feel like getting ou! t of your car today, ma'am?  Oh, I'm sorry - I didn't notice you are a black woman.  How racist of me not to notice.  I understand how terribly oppressive it is of me to make such an unreasonable demand.   I apologize for the inconvenience your traffic violation might have caused you.  Please, go about your business.  Thank you, and have a nice day."
It's like dealing with a spoiled, whiny child - sometimes you have to give them a swat to get their attention.  And, when you do, there's always some bone head who will scream to police about child abuse.

If you watch the video again, the majority of events took place off-camera.  You could, however, hear the audio track, which painted a picture of the woman screaming and kicking in a futile attempt to avoid compliance with the officer. 

One question: doe! s anyone dispute what would have happened if the woman simply responded to the officer's initial courtesy with a polite "yes, officer"?

Remember the last time you say a white guy yanked from his car and hauled off to jail for something as silly as a routine traffic stop?  Yeah, I don't either. It is a rare occurrence, to say the least.  And do you ever wonder why that hardly ever happens?

Is that because of "white privilege," as the left always claims, or because most white people understand it is not only proper but advantageous to deal with police in a courteous and cooperative manner?

No, this has nothing to do with the insanely nonsensical concept of "white privilege." Anyone, of any race, can expect the same outcome if they interact properly with the police:

I was raised to believe that a person's race doesn't matter, that it is a person's character that matters.  A man is a man, and an asshole is an asshole - period.  I am being constantly reminded how wrong that truly is by the morons who now claim it's racist NOT to recognize people by race.

In today's messed up, "fundamentally transformed" America, race now seems to the primary factor in determining right from wrong.  And it is becoming painfully apparent that black people can do no wrong in the Age of Obama.

No matter what a person does these days, it's always someone else's fault when any social interaction turns out shitty for them.

How sad.