Tuesday, January 23, 2018

When the Truth Is A Lie

You will do what this fellow does ...
https://nypost.com/2018/01/21/james-okeefe-is-bringing-back-the-best-practice-of-journalism/

Monday, January 22, 2018

Lynch? Coordinating? No Way, No One Would Believe Such A Thing

A million years ago when I was in flight training we would eat lunch at the O club and SA would be on the screen. I just stared, she was so gorgeous I could not take my eyes off of her. I was a 20-something, there was not much better in life than looking at pretty girls. I chuckle now as she comes back into the "picture" as such a heavy weight investigator. Awesome.

http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/370019-was-lynch-coordinating-with-comey-in-the-clinton-investigation

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Gender Equality

Or not. Simple answers create big problems.

http://reason.com/blog/2018/01/16/if-aziz-ansari-were-a-college-student-he/

Sunday, January 14, 2018

He's a racist/bigot/baby eater!

I do my best not to care about what the prez sez or how over the top the reaction is ("he eats babies for breakfast!"), the reason folks leave their countries to come here isn't because they are curious what the US is like. The driver is desperation due to corrupt political systems restricting economic liberty, little rule of law, and other obstacles to participation in cooperative economic activity for one's own benefit.
That does not mean those are bad people, but I'm completely comfortable saying their political culture is bad and I would not like to import that culture.
I've called those countries the "S" word in political rants before, for reasons I consider obvious. One reason it is obvious is that poor people in the US don't go there for opportunity, because those places are ...
It is possible to talk about regions, countries, cultures and not have any hate or ill will towards those unfortunate enough to be stuck there.
Racism and bigotry is the human experience. It degenerates the quality of life of those who can't see through it, just as seeing the human behind every face makes life better.
What makes it monstrous is when racism/bigotry becomes the official policy of governments.
If calling a country with an oppressive government, little rule of law and no opportunity for the poor to participate in productivity "a ****hole" is racist, well, sign me up with a capital R.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Double M, Nearly Guaranteed

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-15/consider-the-consequences-of-believeallwomen
In other words, it's not that simple.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-18/the-current-sex-panic-harks-back-to-the-era-of-coddling-women
In other words, it's not that simple.

Except, she tells the story quite well.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

No Glory In War

"He also knew secrets of the war which would have ruined careers. 
I don't think Dwight Eisenhower would ever have been elected president if Patton had lived to say the things he wanted to say." Mr Wilcox added: "I think there's enough evidence here that if I were to go to a grand jury I could probably get an indictment, but perhaps not a conviction."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/3869117/General-George-S.-Patton-was-assassinated-to-silence-his-criticism-of-allied-war-leaders-claims-new-book.html

This is not to say that I know what happened, just that even in a world saving victory over the enemy, there was incredible ugliness.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Groping Allowance - Don't You Wish You Had One?

Members of both the House and Senate have copped to having harassed, abused, and assaulted junior federal employees. A slush fund of over $15 million was secretly created by Congress to paint over actions that ranged from disgusting to criminal. You and I paid for this fund with our not-so voluntary taxes, but none of the pervs, creeps or predators have been named, nor have the details of their lurid actions been revealed. Some of them are most likely still in Congress, strutting in the halls of marble we provide for them and being treated like princes among the paupers. Yet, who pays the piper for their misdeeds? They don’t pay a dime. They grope their victims and ask you to pay for it. It’s the equivalent of getting a speeding ticket and asking a pedestrian to pay for it.
http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/361562-lets-give-lois-lerner-a-taxpayer-funded-home-where-shes-safe