Are you finally starting to get the picture?

Given the events this week at the Supreme Court and the consolidation of Hillary as the only Democratic candidate (in another life she would be in charge of the Gestapo or the KGB), are you beginning to get the picture?

I ask this because I received two emails from our readers this week that reach the same conclusion for America.

First email…

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependence back into bondage.”  

— Alexander Fraser Tytler 

 Second email…

The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff. 

 And the folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop. 

And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more Free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!

AND THIS IS THEY KEY TO THE HILLARY CAMPAIGN….

Now… The people who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING 
the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So… The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.

We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.  

Now understand this…   All great democracies have committed suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded.  The reason…

The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

Too dark for you???  OK.. Think Greece…  OK… Think California…  Neither in a million years will ever vote a fiscally conservative government into office again.  Oh  this makes you feel bad… you want something lighter?  Then go to Disneyland with the kids.  And when you get home…  wake up.  What is happening IS as simple and predictable as these two emails sent to me in the same week.

 

 

Brave New World – Of Valor and Virtue

ESPN is giving Bruce Jenner a ‘courage” award for putting on a dress.  Wasn’t he far more deserving competing in the decathlon all those years ago?  We now confuse courage with narcissism?  Courage awards were once reserved for men in battle and those running into burning buildings. *

We keep creating new classes of people who deserve our approval and special treatment.  Poor Bruce – a woman trapped in a man’s body…  now trans-gender is heroic.  And today in the news we have the NAACP’s Rachel Dolezal, who was apparently a “black women” trapped in a white women’s body…  now trans-racialism is heroic?  Instead of getting fired for lying, ESPN would give her an award.

Where exactly is the courage?  Courage is running against the current, not with it.  Being trans-gender is “in”…  it is hip.  Where’s the courage when you are simply floating in with the tide?   Now we’ll be subjected to a rash of “trans-racial-ness” and all those poor black people trapped in white bodies will be celebrated.  We just used to call this type of behavior odd.

I don’t care if Bruce wears a dress…  I do care when we confuse courage with its opposite – narcissism.  In our brave new world, courage is now to be defined by identity, not actions.  There is something wrong here folks.

 

* Just another reason not to watch ESPN – an ABC network that also brings you George Stephanopoulos.

New Religion

Read or scan the article in this link when you have three minutes …  it is titled “The Least Transparent Administration in History

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-least-transparent-administration-1433287361

Why so many trust an obviously dishonest person says more about the state of the American electorate than it does about Dear Leader…

They refuse to believe what is right in front of their eyes…  that like the Wizard of Oz pulling levers behind a curtain there stands an obvious fake with a very personal narcissistic agenda.

But…  It’s not the first time in history where mass hero worship based on ideology instead of common sense marched an entire nation into the abyss.

Think Germany 1933 – 1945.

 

Yet the Believers continue to worship the infallible Dear Leader.

Think about it…  name one time he has been called out by the Liberal Press for anything.  One time.

Please email me  this information – if you have it.  You see that is the hallmark of hero worship – Dear Leader is all-knowing and all-good.  To suggest otherwise is heresy… and invite the thought police (Gestapo, KGB, Stasi, Far Left Liberal Americans)

Sounds like a new religion to me.

Mis-Rememberization Two

“Oops I did it again.”

Brittany Spears

I’m sorry because I don’t want anything to compromise my integrity or the standards of ABC News.  I don’t want to do anything that would raise questions in the minds of our viewers. I’m sorry all of that has happened.”

Sounds like Brian Williams doesn’t it..?  Except it’s not… it is another Liberal Democrat…  this time Clintonite and “journalist” George Stephanopoulos.  My favorite part of the quote…  “my integrity or the standards of ABC News”.

(A)   The first rule of journalism – disclose conflicts of interest where you the journalist are reporting on a story.  So much for Georgie’s “integrity”…

(B)   “Standards of ABC News”…  OK, I am finished laughing now and have caught my breath…  to what standards exactly doth he refer regarding this avowed Liberal Democratic new organization?

The political-class Liberal Democrats all play from the same cynical playbook perfected by the Clintons…  do whatever you want, apologize (sort of), then blame it on the “right wing”.

And in the end when people hold you to account, rant as Hillary does, What does it matter?    She may be right – apparently it does not matter to much of America.  The problem is – integrity and fair play are the victims of Clintonism…  and we are all the lesser for it.

Sad and pathetic as this all is, Hillary is still considered a serious contender for high office.  How far does America need to fall?  As George and the Clintons know – it can go lower still.

All I Want is a Cup of Coffee

Starbucks thinks you need more than a cup of coffee in the morning…  They think you need a white 24-year old over-pampered, over-educated, and underpaid (by Starbucks) “barista” (coffee pourer) to discuss politics with you while you order.

I wonder how this is supposed to work.  I order black coffee and it’s…  game on???  What if I order a “blonde”???

I am old enough and of thick enough skin not to be insulted by such a transparent gimmick.  But let’s face it…

#1.  Someone in marketing at Starbucks thought this brilliant idea would sell more coffee…  and

#2.  This is not a conversation (since I did not invite it), it’s a lecture

If Starbucks is interest in having race conversations, maybe they should open more stores in Ferguson, Compton and Harlem and send the race relation barista experts there.

As for me…  I am going to Dunkin’ Donuts this morning where I can just get a cup of coffee.

 

Truth or Heresy

 

“In an age of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”

George Orwell   “1984

 

I am about to commit heresy – at least in the eyes of the politically “virtuous” left.

How is it that more than forty years after declaring War on Poverty we still have “poor”?  The truth… (1) most politicians care little about “poorness” except around election time, and (2) “poorness” is a much a state of mind as it is a lack of dollars.

Do the rich and poor deserve their fates?  A better question might be… are they responsible for their conditions?  The first question implies some right to “richness” with little hope of escaping “poorness”.  The second question suggests that “richness” and “poorness” may have something to do with choices AND more importantly that “richness” and “poorness” are not permanent or fated conditions… as politicians would have us believe.

The simple truth is “richness” is mostly the result of hard work.  “Rich people” work more than “poor” people… a lot more.  Sure there are lucky and unlucky people in the world.  But over the long haul, one reaps what one sows…  whether it is luck, relationships, happiness, wealth or health.

A recent analysis published in the “National Review” posits:  If one assumes that poor people would rather be better off, then our analysis must begin by acknowledging that while there is significant inequality in income, the more significant inequality is in the opportunity/decision to earn income in the first place. 

Choices…  The real truth is we have the opportunity to make choices that do more to determine our condition – richness or poorness – than anything else.  So beating up the rich to rally the poor is pure politics designed to keep politicians in their jobs and the poor stuck where they are.

OK…  The line now forms to the Left for the obligatory assassination of my character and motives.  So is this truth or heresy?  You decide.

 

Brian Williams: Misrememberization

According to NBC News – Brian Williams is the most trusted man in America.  I did not know that.

 

BUT, thanks to Brian we have a new liberal/double-speak word in the English lexicon – misrememberization

as in Brian misremembered being shot down in a war zone in 2003 (He was never shot down  FOR THE RECORD)

This is what Brian had to say to “explain it all away”…

“I would not have chosen to make this mistake.  I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.”

This statement could only come out of the mouth of a liberal.  Someone chose it for him?  The devil?   A vast right wing conspiracy?

And…  Conflate?  Really?  The only time you use a word like conflate is to confuse an audience with a 6th grade education level.

How is it that WE know what screwed up in his mind… and he doesn’t?  So let’s help him.  Brian, you’re not screwed up…  You just told a big fat lie and you got caught in it.

DOES THAT CLEAR IT UP, BRIAN?

You Can’t Fix Stupid

Comedian Ron White had a stand-up routine called…  You can’t fix stupid.  Hillary Clinton must have seen Ron deliver it.  Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, she told the Democratic “faithful” not to listen to anybody who says that businesses create jobs. “Don’t let anybody tell you corporations and businesses create jobs,” she said.

You know that old trickle-down economics theory that has been tried, and that has failed.  You know, one of the things my husband says when people say ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington,’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic.”

Hmmm.  Learned at the same school that describes what sex with is and isn’t?  For the record, I own a business and we created 10 jobs last year.  I don’t know where this falls in Ms. Clinton’s arithmetic, but one plus one ten times is ten.  Maybe my math is wrong.

The truth is Ms. Clinton doesn’t care.  She knows that you can’t fix stupid and she is betting her political future on that reality.  She knows her audience.  These are her kind of voters.  It’s not so much that they can’t do the math…  it’s that they won’t.  They believe anything she says.  They are the faithful.  Any “math” that disagrees with Ms. Clinton… is a vast right wing conspiracy.

In the real world, there are few vast conspiracies.  The frightening reality is that stupidity in the form of willful ignorance is rampant…   Hillary knows this.  She also knows – you can’t fix stupid.  This is good for her…  and bad for the rest of us.

Bob Maffei…  time to move out of Massachusetts.

Syndromes and Hurricanes

What does one have to do with the other?

I have written before about the differences between the conservative and liberal minds…  how they work and how the two are essentially irreconcilable (see “Differences” below).   Nice theory you might say… but syndromes and hurricanes are real life examples of these differences.

Ray Rice – NFL player – beats his girl friend, who later becomes his wife.  It is big “news” and every liberal talk show rolls out the “Battered Wife” Syndrome.  Ray’s behavior is inexcusable.  No man beats a woman – ever.  But are the two victims of a syndrome?  Was he compelled by some force to beat her, and was she by the same force compelled to stay?   Liberals see syndromes at work everywhere.  Conservatives see bad choices and poor judgment at work.

This is the sixth consecutive hurricane season where there have been…  no hurricanes.  This despite the annual “doom and gloom” forecasts of the Global Warming…  oops Climate Change “believers”.  It has gotten so bad the Weather Channel has taken to naming winter snowstorms…  a practice once reserved for hurricanes.  The liberal mind creates rationale to explain away facts while clinging to beliefs.  The conservative thinks…  s–t happens and then it doesn’t… and that variation is a natural feature of complex systems.

It must be mentally exhausting to be a liberal…  maybe this explains why so many go into therapy.  For the liberal mind choice and chance are not nearly as relevant as conspiracies and plots

Or in Ray Rice’s case…  It wasn’t he… it was the devil that made him do it.  And for the Global Warming crowd the lack of hurricanes is somehow twisted into further proof of their pet theory.  I rest my case.

 

NOTE: Differences:

According to research, the difference between the liberal and conservative mind is simple. When Conservatives fail or succeed they see their own choices and actions as responsible.  When Liberals fail they see events, conspiracies and a rigged system beyond one’s control as primarily responsible.

His Name was Daryl Pierson

Less than three weeks after the national disgrace of Ferguson Missouri…

Is there another way to describe the Press coverage and the actions of the Attorney General and the Administration?

…there was another shooting involving a police officer this week.

And unless you live in Rochester NY – where I was visiting this week – you  will likely never hear about it.  The victim’s name was Daryl Pierson.  He was 32-years old.  He was white.  He was a policeman.  He was slain by a black man – a long time felon – who was just two weeks ago released from prison.  Daryl Pierson was on duty when it happened.

Under chilly and dreary skies yesterday 6,000 people in Rochester showed up to pay their respects to this young man.  Not among those 6,000… the Governor of NY who resides a 40-minute helicopter ride away in Albany.  Also not among the 6,000…

  • CNN and the rest of the Press – who reported the other story 24/7 for days.
  • The Attorney General and the President.
  • The Reverends (loosely titled) Jackson and Sharpton.

Just so you know, the officer’s name was Daryl Pierson.  He was a good man.  He was a husband and a father to two young girls – 3 and 4 years old.  He was well liked.  He was alive three days ago

We all learned the name of the Ferguson “victim” and his police officer “killer”.  But the nation will never know Daryl Pierson’s name.  As for his killer… his name does not matter and deserves no mention here or anywhere.

So let me ask you.  Is there nothing wrong with this picture?  Or should we all just shut up and accept as “normal” what seems like hypocrisy to me?

RIP Daryl Pierson.  I will pray for his wife and children who must carry on without him.