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Female Hurricanes More Murderous Than Male Hurricanes

Female Hurricanes More Murderous Than Male Hurricanes

It’s a fact.  The Washington Post says so in the article Female Named Hurricanes Kill More that Male Hurricanes Because People Don’t Respect Them, Study Finds.  A study has found it to be so. Enraged at the disrespect shown them, even in the face of their multitasking superiority over their weaker, less inteligent male counterparts they have launched a campaign of death and destruction unlike any previously experienced by humankind aimed at garnering them the respect they so deserve, the respect they are entitled to.  That’s what the study probably said…I didn’t read it.  I don’t have time, I got a lot on my plate – these cat videos aren’t going to watch themselves.

The deadly practice of naming inanimate things after women has a long and …well a long history, and the results are sometimes beneficial in the long run.  The most recent example was during WWII when the allies came up with a secret plan to increase the effectiveness of bombing raids against the axis powers by naming bombers after women – girlfriends, wives, or just sexy babes in general.  It was believed that the enemy would not take thusly named aircraft seriously, and this disrespect would greatly increase the damage and casualties inflicted.  And as we now know, “Operation Sexism Gambit” helped turn the tide.

As we face greater and greater crises in the world today I look to our leaders to once again harness this awesome power of The Rage Of Disrepected Female Named Inanimate Things (TRODFNIT) and use it unsparingly to rid the globe of the scourges of inequality, perceived inequality, hallucinatory disrespect, and unfairness *sob*.  After all, Hell hath no fury like some inanimate thing named after a woman scorned.

decisions, decisions

decisions, decisions

Having been at this for  a few months now, and looking back at the blog as a whole, I am thinking a few things over.  One decision I am grappling with is whether I want to conitnue posting political content here.  I do follow politics and have strong opinions.  And the stronger my opinion, the stronger my impulse to write about it.  Therein lies the rub – I don’t want to chase any potential readers away with stringent political commentary.  It’s not you, it’s me.  While I’m not ashamed of my opinions, I just want people to feel welcome here regardless of politcal stripe, and though I always assumed politics would be one of the subjects written about here, I did not intend this to be an overtly political blog.  I’d really like to keep the atmosphere light around here.  I’m open to hearing about it.

This is not a rant….

This is not a rant….

I’ll just quietly make my point and then go away.

When people (I include myself – I am a people too) talk about big government, they are often dismissed as paranoid crackpots.  Well, I may be a paranoid crackpot but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong when I say that the Federal Governmant has just gotten too damn big, and it has insinuated itself into areas of life it has no business in.  In a supposedly free society that is.  If you think freedom is old fashioned then no problem, I guess.

I’m starting to rant…serenity nowserenity now!…better.

When the federal government tells your local school district what they have to put in their school lunches that’s a problem.

one-does-not-simply-eat-school-lunch

 

That is all.  Thank you for your time.  Good Day.

Government Experts’ Theories Fall Short…Again (Big Surprise)

Government Experts’ Theories Fall Short…Again (Big Surprise)

In The Weekly Standard, Noemie Emery tells a story of the Rule by Experts theory of government, from it’s conception in the 1820’s to it’s latest failure, The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.  

 They had a dream. For almost a hundred years now, the famed academic-artistic-and-punditry industrial complex has dreamed of a government run by their kind of people (i.e., nature’s noblemen), whose intelligence, wit, and refined sensibilities would bring us a heaven on earth. Their keen intellects would cut through the clutter as mere mortals’ couldn’t. They would lift up the wretched, oppressed by cruel forces. Above all, they would counter the greed of the merchants, the limited views of the business community, and the ignorance of the conformist and dim middle class.”

In 2008 with the election of Barack Obama and the installation of America’s first leftist faculty lounge administration, they saw their chance of a lifetime to make vast changes to our way of life and government.  After all, this was what Obama campaingned on and promised – to fundamentally change America.  They set their sights on the perfect junction of American life and government regulation – healthcare.  And once they embarked on that particular journey, virtually everything they believed about their crown jewel would turn out to be exactly wrong.  From the very beginning, Obama and the democrats in congress thought their plan would be popular when in fact the public resented the fact that the administration’s focus was taken off economic recovery and put on healthcare.  The majority of Americans were satisfied with their healthcare arrangements but worried about the economy and the proposed plan was viewed as expensive and risky.  It only got worse from there. 

“Historians will see this health care bill as a masterfully crafted piece of legislation,” wrote Jonathan Chait… “The new law untangles the dysfunctionalities of the individual insurance market while fulfilling the political imperative of leaving the employer-provided system in place. .  .  . They put into place numerous reforms to force efficiency into a wasteful system. They found hundreds of billions of dollars in payment offsets, a monumental task in itself. And they will bring economic and financial security to tens of millions of Americans who would otherwise risk seeing their lives torn apart.”

It did none of these things. It did not fix the dysfunctions of the individual market; it destroyed it. It did not save money; it squandered billions. It did not bring peace and security to tens of millions of people; it took it away from them. The best and the brightest had made their predictions. They were wrong.

Liberal Pundits proclaimed the genius of the plan while knowing none of the details…we were told details didn’t matter.  Promises were made to the public by the highest memebers of the administration, most notably the President himself.  Promises that turned out to be nothing short of lies – it was known that the bill as being drafted would not allow many people to keep their plans or doctors.  But since that change was what most of the public feared the lies were integral to the passage of the act.

These people are (allegedly) the best and brightest among us…this was their moment in the sun.  And they failed…spectacularly.  There is a reason why cliches are cliches – because they’re true.  So when someone says they’re from the government and here to help, brace yourself – you’re about to get it good.

 

Despite Their Talk About Equality, The Ruling Class Thinks They’re Better Than You

Despite Their Talk About Equality, The Ruling Class Thinks They’re Better Than You

It hurts me to say we have a ruling class, but we do.  There are some elected and appointed officials, some members of Academia who advise them and unfortunately many journalists and members of the news media who believe that due to their superior ivy league educations, intellect and experience (however limited it may be) in government, education or journalism they are best suited to occupy the positions of power that shape and control life in America.  They believe in theory over reality and bureaucracy over democracy.  The sturdy bubble they dwell in keeps them well insulated from reality and reason.

They believe they are better than you.  They know better than you how you should live.  They know better than you what you should eat.  They know better than you where (or if) you should work, what you should drive and whether you can be trusted to defend yourself.  And…they are wrong.  About everything.

The middle class is their enemy.  Why?  Because the middle class are sufficiently comfortable to accept the status quo while having enough education and common sense to reject the blue sky promises and  ludicrous attempts at utopia building of their “betters”.  Plus they don’t need or want anyone to take care of them – they want ot be left alone which is a do gooders worst nightmare.  Your efforts to get ahead, improve your lot or provide for your family are viewed as greed or crass consumerism.  If you succeed they view that as an injustice that requires rectification.  Of course, they are entitled to their compensations.  No inequality concerns there.

While they speak in terms of social justice, income disparity and equality, in reality they are the worst kind of bigots – they think no one can get along without them.  And they are arrogant enough to believe that they can change human nature or the laws of economics with the stroke of a pen.  They think they are smarter than you and I but they lack the intelligence and common sense to know that they don’t and can’t know everything.  And that a person has the right to live their life as they see fit, fairness or not.  You see, life isn’t fair.

They want to create change, and as all good community organizers know, before people will demand radical change you have to get them good and riled up.  I think it’s working.  But I think they change they are going to get isn’t the change they were expecting.  At least I hope it isn’t.

Old and Busted: White House outs CIA spook – TREASON! New Hotness: White House outs CIA spook – Oopsie! Accidents Happen!

Old and Busted:  White House outs CIA spook – TREASON!  New Hotness:  White House outs CIA spook – Oopsie!  Accidents Happen!

Remember back when Bush was President and during the whole Congessional Inquiry into the Iraq WMD kerfuffle, the name of Washington socialite CIA employee Valerie Plame was published in a news article, and the the Special Prosecutor spent two years going after Scooter Libby for it finally convicting him of something like inadvertently making a false statement?  Good times… anyhoo, turns out now that some of Obama’s folks just outed the CIA Chief in Afghanistan.  Oh well…sh*t happens.  Sorry about that.  Investigation? Special Prosecutor?  Nah… it was just a clerical error.  Besides – see that “D”?  That’s for Double Standard.  Also it’s a get out of jail card so just move along.  Why?  Because shut up that’s why.

They're just stupid that's all

They’re just stupid that’s all

 

Bonus:  Here’s one of the things you’ll find if you google “Sh*t Happens:  click this link to see it happening (not literally!)

 

 

 

 

NEWS FLASH

NEWS FLASH

I didn’t want to have to write anything about this little puke who committed six murders in Santa Barbara.  But since all law-abiding gun owners are now apparently to blame I have to speak up.

There is already a law against murder.  If a lunatic is willing to violate that law multiple times then some silly regulation about how or when he can buy a gun legally will not deter him.  Even if you could make guns completely illegal and have every single one of them magically disappear there would still be at least 4 dead people here.  Assuming the nut would find some way to off himself.  The one, the only issue to consider here is how can we change our current system to deal with people who are known to be mentally ill and potentially dangerous, other than to clean up the mess they leave when they finally snap.  Maybe you smart people out there can think about that instead of how to deprive gun owners of their civil rights.  

We see no evidence of voter fraud…..

We see no evidence of voter fraud…..

…because we refuse to look.  Whenever someone does look, they find…voter fraud.

Another local independent investigation, this time in Lee County Florida, has turned up evidence that non-citizens are registering to vote and are in fact voting.  How can this happen?  Easy.  On the voter registration form, simply check “yes” box where it asks if you are a US citizen and then sign the form, attesting to the truth of the statement.  That’s it.  No proof required.

Reporters at Fort Myers, Florida TV Station WBBH decided to look in the possibility that ineligible people were voting and so contacted local election officials.  They got no help there, since county election officials apparently have no authority to attempt verification of a potential voter’s eligibility.  They don’t check – they just process the forms.  So the reporters cast their own net – a very narrow net.  They obtained, from the county government, cards that people send in when they refuse jury duty for one reason or another.  They selected the cards that gave “non-citizenship” as the reason, then crossreferenced those names with voter registration rolls and – voila!  94 non-citizens registered to vote.  In one county.

 

There is a note of bitter irony here also.  These people are voting yet refusing jury duty.  They are illicity claiming one of the benefits of citizenship while shirking one of the responsibilties.  Nice.

Lastly, if you say that there were “only” 94 illegal voters, remember this: this was one county in Florida.  There are 67 counties in Florida, and if the numbers are extrapolated then there were potentially 6,300 illegal voters.  And these investigators cast a very small net, using only jury duty refusal cards as a starting point – a very small percentage of the population is even contacted for jury duty.

By the way, it is a felony for an illegible person to register to vote and vote.  I’ll be waiting to see if anyone is charged or prosecuted.

Nothing to see here…move along.

Memorial Day…A Day For Remembering Our Fallen

Memorial Day…A Day For Remembering Our Fallen

Memorial Day began as a custom shortly after the Civil War when on the last Monday in May, the graves of fallen civil war soldiers were decorated with flowers, ribbons, etc.  It was known as Decoration Day.  At this time the Civil War had been the deadliest conflict in our short history;  All too soon would there be more fallen warriors of greater conflicts to be remembered alongside their civil war brothers in arms.  The term “Memorial Day” was first used in 1882, but did not become common until after WWII, and it was declared the official name of the holiday by Federal Law in 1967.

This day we remember those who fought for us – who went to fight and never returned.  May they rest in Peace.

Here follows a photo essay in solemn memory of our fallen warriors.  All photos are mine.  Click on the photo to enlarge.

The Tomb Of The Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery

The Tomb Of The Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery

 

Viet Nam Veterans Memorial

Viet Nam Veterans Memorial

 

The Wall

The Wall

 

WWII Memorial

WWII Memorial

 

WWII Memorial

WWII Memorial

 

WWII Memorial

WWII Memorial

 

WWII Memorial

WWII Memorial

Yorktown Battlefield, Redoubt No. 10 where the battle was won

Yorktown Battlefield, Redoubt No. 10 where the battle was won

 

A Famous and Fitting Quote

A Famous and Fitting Quote

 

Remember:

“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”

-it’s not important who said it.  It’s true.

Here We Go Again! CA Legislature Seeks To Limit Football Practice

Here We Go Again!  CA Legislature Seeks To Limit Football Practice

I have said in the past that there is no aspect of life that the California Legislature will not eventually involve themselves in.  And most likely it will be for the children.  If we can eventually bring society down into a crumbling ruin, at least we did it for the children!

AB2127 passed the Assembly on a 55-20 vote.  The bill will go on to the Senate, and if passed there will go on to the Governor’s desk for his signature or (hopefully) veto.  

Credit:  Jack Ohman, Sacbee.com

Credit: Jack Ohman, Sacbee.com

 

The bill is designed to fight the so-called “concussion epidemic” by limiting the number of full-contact practices teams can have each week.  Hmm…let’s think about this for a minute.  How is it that amateur athlete’s learn  how to play their respective sports?  Practice.  In a physical contact sport where it is important to learn proper techniques in order to avoid injuries, how do amateur athletes learn those techniques?  Practice.  So let’s limit practice!  Problem solved! 

More Here – Reason.com: This bill turns your state into a football referee

Cross posted at Men Out Of Work Blog

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