2014-10-31

Bullies

Democrats.

Surprised?

"Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else.

The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday.
“Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter says.

“We will be reviewing voting records . . . to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014.”

Jacobins. Only friendlier and for 'democracy'. 

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You can't hide from the PC Police. Ever.

Take Halloween:

"Several universities have recently admonished their students not to wear a variety of costumes for Halloween that could potentially offend people, frighten people, or reinforce stereotypes.

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for example, some students were warned against donning a Hannibal Lecter-inspired straightjacket costume because it’s offensive to people who struggle with a mental illness...."


 "WEARING A HISTORICAL COSTUME?
Ask yourself: If the costume is meant to be historical, does it further misinformation or historical and cultural inaccuracies? The “Indian” get-up prevails each year as culture-turned-costume. But did you know few Native Americans wore buckskin and headbands and even fewer wore them together? Did you know “war paint” and feathers carry religious meaning and were never worn by Native American children?

WEARING A “BEAUTIFUL” COSTUME?

Ask yourself: If the costume is meant to be beautiful, are these characteristics drawn from commercial references, such as movie characters? Too often, beautiful at Halloween means white, blonde, princess masks. What statement does your Halloween costume make about what constitutes beauty — and about who is beautiful and who isn’t?"


People who run North American university campuses, I'm now convinced, are mentally remedial.




Maine: This Is Getting Irrational

I think, just my impression, but I think people are losing their minds a tad too much when it comes to ebola.

Why, it's almost as if they're irrational.

Conservatives in particular are carrying the torch on this one in the case of Traci Hickox who is being quarantined by the state of Maine.

Problem? She is neither sick or contagious with a disease that is difficult to transmit. Hickox just came back from Africa working with Doctor Without Borders and, well, just for that she's being quarantined against her will. Conservatives are in over drive calling her, among other things, a narcissist and egoist 'who doesn't understand the concept of the greater good'.

Naturally, rather than just take the rational route, Governor LePage will 'seek force' to impose the state's will on her.

Nice.

Oh, why can't she just shut up and be responsible even though she's fine?!

Let's just chalk this one up for the terrorists.





2014-10-30

Robot Overlords

Stat Of The Day

World debt 331% of GDP.

“Increasingly, ‘debt’ is seen as a dirty word,” the ING research team said in a report released this week. “But in most cases, it should not be. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the rise of U.S. indebtedness coincided with improvements in technology and the globalization of trade, human labor and finance. Computers allowed for speedier processing and better and more transparent access to credit risk data.”

“Debt can become dirty when the rise of debt service costs exceeds income and a borrower’s long-term ability to make payments and often when rapid growth of debt and/or lack of adequate transparency disguises creditworthiness issues,” they write."

Nice sugar-coating.

It's too high.

Justin Trudeau Hates Families; NDP Insanity

You want to give a tax cut to families?

We Liberals won't stand for such cynical nonsense!

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"The New Democrats announced a $15-a-day child-care plan earlier this month as part of an ambitious plan to create or maintain a million affordable daycare spaces across the country."

Yes. This will end well. Because it's been such a raging success in Quebec. Let's replicate this corrupt, inefficient, and utterly mediocre program nationally.

$15 my ass. It'll cost taxpayers - that is, YOU - waaaaayyyyyy more than that. And be ready for all the stupid strikes demanding perks and 'living wages'.

Trust me.

Lord, just trust me on this one.

Knaves, fools and buffoons. 

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2014-10-28

Most Dangerous Administration Ever

Threat level Fuscia!

Upped from 'Obama most transparent' to 'most dangerous'!

Blech.

Susan Page is just a bitter, racist hack!

Other than that, now the media is figuring all this out?

The media's new motto should be: Why are we always the last to know?


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Funny how the conscience of our soul - artists - are silent RIGHT NOW.

2014-10-27

Green Islam

This is new.

"See, honey. Why can't you come up with new spins on things?"


"...Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, believes Islam is more disposed toward environmental stewardship than other faiths, and should probably be regarded as the "green" religion.

Ah. So we're clear he doesn't mean 'green' with envy, right?

Oh Lord, don't give Obama any ideas!

At the same time, he allows that Islamic governments have often put economic progress ahead of the environment, and many Islamic societies expect the West to find some technological solution to the woes of the planet.

Duh

Still, as Nasr told CBC Radio One's IDEAS, "Christianity in the West has had a tremendous problem: how to come to terms with the environment at a time when its most devout followers have not shown much interest in the environment."

What the fuck does that even mean

Yeah, yeah. We get it. Christianity is always bad. Very bad. Out cutting off heads, strapping bombs to belts, running corrupt, backward kleptocracies, and stoning women for adultery.

Martha Coakley Is Pure Evil

This breathlessly evil cunt is still on the Massachusetts political scene and that people would consider voting for her despite knowingly destroying an innocent family only points to their own depraved moral compass.

I can't think of too many people I wish ill upon but she is certainly one of them.

Look up Fall Acres Daycare.

Read about the evil destruction she heaped upon an innocent family.

I can't stand to watch evil on television.


Quote Of The Day

"Women's rights are the canary in the coal mine. If youdon't protect women's rights here at home and around the world,everybody's rights are lost," 

Hilary Clinton.

Remember. These people have power.

Bunch of mental cases engage in this ridiculous 'war on women' crap. A war mostly created, debated and fought among crazy lefty progressives.

Sleep!



Lord, does this book speak to me. And that it was courtesy of LeVar Burton from The Reading Rainbow made it all the more compelling!

Old Versus New World

The Uber (and Lyft) wars versus established taxi services is fascinating. It shows us in the flesh how entrenched interests - especially those with monopolies - don't like competition and will do everything in their power to destroy it. 

If they can't ruin modern alternatives to transportation like Uber, they'll try to regulate and tax the crap out of it. Or as we see here in Philadelphia, impound the cars.

For the children.

These people are too funny.

It's a sickening display of self-entitled nonsense from a service industry too afraid to evolve and compete.

It's no wonder bringing education into the 21st century has been met with such resistance. Unions take their orders from Top Men. Not innovation and technology. Nope. People who think outside the box are the enemy.

The writing is on the wall indeed but in the meantime they (bureaucrats and unions) will make things a living hell for an innovative service people want and need.

For our safety.

2014-10-26

Don Cherry's Request



Grapes is, of course, 100% correct.

Pre-Game Ceremony Honoring Fallen Soldiers



Don Cherry during Coach's Corner made an impassioned plea to Canadians to not forget and give generously to various organizations he mentioned. It's too easy to forget and the best way to show you care is to give.

He's never been more correct.

I'll upload the clip as soon as it comes out.

2014-10-25

Nazi Program And Modern Progressive Economic Thinking

Just food for thought.

  1. Unification of Greater Germany (Austria + Germany)
  2. Land + expansion
  3. Anti-Versailles - abrogation of the Treaty.
  4. Land and territory - lebensraum.
  5. Only a "member of the race" can be a citizen.
  6. Anti-semitism - No Jew can be a member of the race.
  7. Anti-foreigner - only citizens can live in Germany.
  8. No immigration - ref. to Jews fleeing pograms.
  9. Everyone must work.
  10. Abolition of unearned income - "no rent-slavery".
  11. Nationalisation of industry
  12. Divison of profits
  13. Extension of old age welfare.
  14. Land reform
  15. Death to all criminals
  16. German law, not Roman law (anti- French Rev.)
  17. Education to teach "the German Way"
  18. Education of gifted children
  19. Protection of mother and child by outlawing child labour.
  20. Encouraging gymnastics and swimming
  21. Formation a national army.
  22. Duty of the state to provide for its volk.
  23. Duty of individuals to the state 
Sounds, erm, progressive.

Serve. The. State.

Like Hilary.

“Don’t Let Anybody Tell You” That “Businesses Create Jobs” 

Of course. Since you didn't build that.

Hilary is not alone in spewing such nonsense. No siree. She's got plenty of company in the Democrat tent including Elizabeth Warren.


As usual, comments in above link interesting. 





Food Nazis On The Rise

Well, I guess I can scratch Minneapolis off my list of cities I'd ever live in.

Jesus, what the heck is this crap?

"...A law on the books, which voters may very well repeal next month, requires restaurants to prove that food sales make up at least 70 percent of their total food and beverage sales. The law also bans restaurants from serving alcohol to customers who are waiting for a table in the restaurant.

Earlier this year, the city council adopted a City Healthy Food Policy that mandates "healthful food in vending machines, in city cafeterias and at meetings with city-funded food."

The vote was by no means unanimous.

"I'm a little bit mortified that we have a whole staff team that spent god-knows-how-many hours talking about whether or not there could be carrots in a vending machine," said councilwoman Lisa Goodman.

These silly laws hardly appear to be outliers in the city. After all, Minneapolis was the first city in the country to adopt a law, the Staple Foods Ordinance, that requires many small stores—including convenience stores and gas stations—to stock fresh produce and other "healthy" foods. The city adopted these rules in 2008. Violators face fines of $200.

"Now," reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, "city officials are looking to double down on their efforts."

Frightening stuff. I'd like to add that people don't go to pharmacies or fricken Dollar Stoes to buy fresh produce. A pharmacy is a pharmacy. It's not their area of expertise and I wouldn't buy from one who is coerced into doing it because they're love is not into it. Why burden businesses with stupidity outside their expertise?

Changing such buying habits isn't easy to alter.

It's retarded policy made by retarded people that's why. People with no business abilities or skills along with ignorant fear-mongering notions of healthy food have the power and we're stuck with these idiots.

Alas, it's not like I haven't warned that the next war would be on healthy food.

We all knew that was coming. Dumbass bureaucrats and interventionists who know jack shit and squat about food were bound to cram it down the throat of others.

We're not that far off from a motion by a politicians demanding private citizens buy and prove they buy healthy foods.

Laugh. Go ahead. It's coming. That along with subsidized healthy foods.

Laugh.

We're just not on a good trajectory on this continent.



Bill C-36 Anti-Prostitution Laws

Every once in a while Canada likes to assault the Charter. And so it is with Bill C-36.

What part of 'voluntary adults entering a contract in mutual consent' don't people get?

What a confused piece of draconian legislation the Conservatives have presented. On social policy, Harper's conservatives worry me a tad.

It's straightforward. If two people want to have sex and exchange money for it how does that ruin your life? It's an act that's going to happen anyway so why in the world do the conservatives want to take the antiquated position of punishing it? It deprives prostitutes sex workers the right to a living.

Still better than the USA but unfortunate nonetheless. The USA has obscene laws on its books that having nothing to do with liberty. Alcohol, sex and drugs first among them. In the USA, somehow it's been deemed okay for law enforcement agencies like the DEA to bang down doors without warrants to catch druggies often killing and imprisoning a bunch of folks - sometimes wrongfully - in the process ruining (sometimes innocent) lives and families in the process. Real 'normal'. 

Go catch REAL bad people guys.


2014-10-24

Quote Of The Day

"The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself."

Queen Victoria


Distractions, Distractions, Distractions

One benefit of watching The A-Team growing up in the 80s was the useful tactic of distraction to divide and conquer to overcome your enemy.

Every ploy devised by them was based on a distraction.

Government is awesome at this. By design or otherwise. Take the CDC admitting they were taken 'by surprise' by ebola. Now. You would think one of the most quoted government agencies in the American bureaucratic kingdom would sort of kinda be on the ball for such things. But, alas, as we've seen with FEMA, and now the VA and Secret Service as we've discovered (and some would add the Presidency itself),  hacks and incompetent people who shouldn't be running such agencies consistently and spectacularly fail when a crisis hits them.

Canada hasn't been tested all that much so it would be interesting to see the level of preparedness this country has on a constant basis. I'm guessing marginally better - if at all - than the USA. Just guessing. They didn't look overly organized the other day and it was thanks to one awesome guy - Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers - who may as well come out of a comic book there wasn't more bloodshed.

Anyway. It is true we've become so obsessed at micro-managing people's lives we forget the whole purpose of what the mandate of these agencies originally were. Hint: They were not about sugary drinks. Alas, as we've seen, all government bureaucracies expand their duties - called mission drift - usually entering the private realm and attacking private choices. Government agencies NEVER stick to their original mission. EVER. That's why I never believe them when they say 'Oh no, it would never go "there' when we all know 'there' is the end game'.

Someone has to justify their jobs, right?



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B-b-but, T.C.! Things change! Change demands more governance!

Laugh. Call me Dale Gribble. I don't care none.

Remember two summers ago it looked like every kid was drowning in backyard swimming pools? People were losing their minds. Talking heads on the radio were talking about permits for swimming pools, stringent measures for fences, one clown even wondered if we should have pools at all (Yes, yes. The 'who needs a big house?!" and 'no one needs that much money!' shrill pseudo-intellectual theory).

This year? Not ONE report.

Rational thought demands patience and thoughtful reflection. Not emotional responses and appeals to authority.

You can't observe an outlier event - e.g. terrorist attack - and go straight to demanding gun control that affects thousands upon thousands of law-abiding people when the statistics simply don't back up such a measure. It's irrational.

Yet guess what the narrative is in the aftermath of Ottawa? More powers to the government and gun policy.

Distractions.


Most Famous Street In Montreal

I was just reading a study commissioned by the city of Montreal which cost $35 000 - $15 000 of it unaccounted for - determining which are the most famous streets in Montreal.

St. Paul? No. St. Catherine? Nope. Park ave.? Na-uh. St. Laurent and St. Denis? Pft. Crescent st.? To tourists sure but no. Peel? Not since the Murray's disappeared big guy. Atwater? Sherbrooke st.? Move along. Lacordaire, Cote-St-Luc, Queen Mary, Pie-IX, Viau, Langelier and Jean-Talon? Ok, now I'm stretching it.

So what street is the most famous in Montreal?

Rue Barre.

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My good friend told me this joke but I won't hat hip him because he doesn't read this blog and never has. Grant it, that puts him in the majority of people but I still have to maintain some semblance of dignity.