Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Fair is Fair

OK, so the Leftist media, professors, politicians, pundits, etc. want to infringe upon our 2nd Amendment rights.

I say we let them reinstate the "assault weapons" ban and infringe upon our 2nd Amendment rights on one condition: we get to infringe upon their 1st Amendment rights.

Any of the Leftist "intellectuals" whose livelihood depends on the freedom of speech granted in the 1st Amendment shall be subject to fines or imprisonment if they are caught lying, spewing disinformation, misrepresenting people's views, not reporting news that doesn't help their political agenda or attacking those with a differing political viewpoint.

Oh, I know what they'll say. "But people don't die when we make 'mistakes'".

Is that right?

When New York Times reporter Walter Duranty intentionally covered up the crimes of the murderous Stalin dictatorship in the Soviet Union, 50 million people died.

When the Left fanatically embraced Rachel Carson's book, "Silent Spring" in the 1970's, and was successful in getting the pesticide DDT banned to save a few birds, tens-of-millions of human beings in third-world countries died because insects ate their food.

And those are just two examples. If you add up all of the deaths that Leftist "intellectuals" are responsible for, it easily approaches one billion.

How many "mass shootings" would it take to equal those numbers?

If they get to infringe upon our 2nd Amendment rights to supposedly save, maybe, 75 people per year from "mass shootings" (and we all know that their "assault weapon" ban wouldn't save those lives), it's only fair that they should let us infringe upon their freedom of speech to save millions of lives, right?

Sunday, September 09, 2012

The Snobs "Up Front"

Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe has it exactly right: Everyone laments the "outsourcing" of manufacturing jobs to other countries, but those same jobs are sneered at here in America. And employers are whining that they can't find anyone to fill the "skilled-labor" positions.

Add to that the fact that most employers require some kind of degree for even menial jobs, and it's no wonder that we can't fill our own manufacturing positions. It is really nothing more than the snobbery of those in hiring positions believing that the only people that deserve a position in their organization are those that have some kind of degree. Because - well - because they have a degree, which means that they are above the hoi polloi blue-collar worker. Being self-taught or having on-the-job training just isn't good enough for them.

Given that most post-secondary schools nowadays are nothing more than diploma mills that teach their students what to think, rather than how to think, it is a ridiculous assumption. I have over 6 years of post-secondary education, so I know whence I speak: People who should have been allowed to fail and quit the program were passed with high grades. Because if the warm bodies aren't in the seats, the institution doesn't get any money for them.

Most of the really clueless people in manufacturing today are the people who work on the other side of the wall from the factory...i.e. the "educated" people in the office. The sheer stupidity that I have encountered from them in my career has been mind-boggling.

Case in point: Employers complaining that they can't find anyone to fill skilled labor jobs...but requiring educational credentials to fill those jobs, no matter the other qualifications of the candidates. And they can't make the connection between those two simple things. I don't know where I first heard the term, but they have been called, "credentialed idiots".

I may be "just" a blue-collar grease-monkey, but I'll match wits with the best of them, anytime. I have the distinct advantage of 30 years living in the real world.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

OK...pet peeve time.

I keep hearing people talking about "the carrot and the stick". They say that the object can either acquire the carrot, or be beaten by the stick.


The stick isn't for beating anyone. It is just what the carrot is attached to. It was strapped on to the donkey to make it continually strive for the carrot, with no hope of ever acquiring it.

It's amazing how many intelligent people use this wrong.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Liberal "Logic"

Liberals hate themselves. Deep down, they know that they are self-centered, neurotic, emotionally-stunted children who don't really care about anyone else.

And, if they are that messed up, so they think, their ideological enemies (i.e. Conservatives) must be downright evil! After all, if Liberals are the good guys and they're that screwed up, Conservatives must be psychotic!

It never occurs to them that maybe it's just them.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

For the Children

For all of their talk about creating a Utopia here on earth for following generations, Obama and his Leftist lunatics are destroying the one thing that they always use as a shield for their insane policies: The Children.

We all know that they are going to be tax slaves to the various governments - Federal, state, local and, eventually, the UN - but the worst part will be that they'll be intellectually enslaved.

In Orwell's "1984", it was posited that, eventually, after the Elite had changed the language enough, thoughts that didn't agree with the rulers would be, quite literally, impossible.

"Racist" no longer has anything to do with race. It simply means that you disagree with the Elite's view of a subject. It doesn't even, necessarily, have to have any bearing on race.

"Hate" no longer has anything to do with hatred. It just means that you disagree with the Elite's view of a subject. If you disagree with gay marriage, you are a "hater". If you disagree with letting millions of illegal immigrants into this country, you are a "hater". And the list goes on.

"Education" no longer has anything to do with intellectual education. It is a euphemism for the vast network of Leftists indoctrinating our children, including the teachers unions and University "Intellectuals" (who rarely use whatever intellect they may have).

"Global Warming" was foisted upon us for years until it was pointed out that the earth was actually cooling. At which point, the Leftist control freaks changed the term to "Climate Change". Which, if they would have been half as intelligent as they like to think they are, they would have went with in the first place. Climate change happens constantly and has been happening since the earth began. But the fools who are susceptible to the Leftist propaganda don't know that.

"Revenues" are what normal people used to call taxes. "Increasing revenues" means raising taxes. So does the word, "Investing" when used by a Liberal, as in, "Investing in our children's future". That simply means that Democrats want to raise taxes and spend the money on things that will actually harm our children's future by increasing the debt that our children will one day have to pay back.

The list of the words/phrases that the Left has corrupted could go on and on. When they control academia (see "Education, above), the media and the bureaucracy in Washington DC, we are truly into the realm of Orwellian thought control.

The only antidote to it all is to teach your children to be skeptical and cynical when it comes to what they see and hear in the mass barrage of information thrown at them every day.

I taught my daughter, and now she defines "cool" for the other kids. Being against "the man" is natural for teenagers. It's just a matter of letting them know why they should be against the ruling Elites.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

If Anyone Should Ever be Frogmarched In Front of the Media...

Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress

Couldn't have happened to a nicer leftist, racist, arrogant prick.

If procedure were followed, he could be arrested and jailed immediately...which would be most appropriate.

But it'll never happen. The Republican elites wouldn't want to offend their Democrat colleagues/friends.

It Was a Good Run

The Supreme Court upheld the "individual mandate" in Obamacare today.

What this means is that the Federal government can now write a contract, give it to insurance companies, and force you to sign - and PAY - for it. And there is nothing you can do about it.

Which means that there is nothing that the Federal government can't make you do from now on.

If they decide that they want you to be more "green", they can make you buy and install solar panels. Or buy an electric car.

If they want you to be more healthy, they can force you into a contract with a "health food" company.

If they deem you mentally unstable because you disagree with them, they can force you to enter into a contract with a mental health facility.

They can now manipulate any behavior that they want to. For your own good, of course. Because they know better than you do how to live your life. You see: you are not a member of the elite. Hence you are too stupid to take care of yourself. Sadly, half the country seems comfortable with this.

Most of you won't recognize the momentous significance of this day but, unless Congress can repeal this law, America is no longer the Constitutional Republic that it was founded as.

For those of you who voted for Obama and the Democrats so that they'd take care of you so that you could watch American Idol and not have to think...don't come whining to me when the government is forcing you to do things that you don't want to do. This is the "Change" that you voted for.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Deploy the Smokescreen!

Last month the Left got the feminists whipped up with Sandra Fluke.

Today they have the black population whipped up over Trayvon Martin.

Next month it will be one of the Left's other favored "victim" groups. A gay person will get beat up, an Hispanic (and not a "white" Hispanic") will be shot...something that would normally never make the national news. And the month after that, some other "injustice" will work the useful idiots of the Left into a froth. And on it will go until the election in November.

It's pathetic to watch the media collaborate with the Democrat Party to use these normally run-of-the-mill stories to motivate their "victim" classes and also to get Obama's failures off the front pages.

But what's really sad is that so many Americans are gullible and naive enough not to see what's really going on.

The government schools have truly succeeded in dumbing-down the populace enough to not see what's going on.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Good Luck With That

The Lefties, in their childish little way, believe that they have a chance to get Rush Limbaugh off the air because he called a woman who needs $3000 per year in birth-control a slut.

The only people who will be hurt by this are Rush's now-former advertisers who caved in to the Lefties and pulled their advertising. Why do these companies never learn that the bark of the left is vastly larger than their bite?

UPDATE: The entire Boards of Directors of these companies should be fired and replaced with something that owns a spine. They're crashing. "Turns out that sanctimony has a price"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shocking When You Think About It This Way

150 million people have been murdered by the left in the past 100 years because they are unable to accept the simple notion that "Life Isn't Fair".