Category Archives: Government

So-Called Professionals

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee that parked this truck was carrying a sidearm. Never mind the fact that the only reason a parks and wildlife employee should be armed is as a representative of an oppressive, authoritarian, fascist government, let’s ask an even more fundamental question:

If he couldn’t hit a target as large as a parking space with his truck, why should I have any confidence in his ability to properly use his sidearm?

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Cal-Exit? See Ya!

A small group of outspoken whiners in California has decided that the Republic of California should secede from the US. Their motto? California is a Nation, not a state.

Now, this probably won’t manage to get on the ballot, but it is happening in California; so it’s entirely possible. I’ve been hearing about this movement ever since Trump won the election; because there’s always talk of states seceding from the union when someone they didn’t like becomes president. Normally reason prevails; but, again: California.

When I first heard of this, my thought was simple: if this comes to a vote, the rest of the country should get to vote on it as well. Such an action would, after all, affect the country as a whole. And they’re a liberal enclave always teaching the whole is more important than the individual. For the record, I would happily vote to let California secede, taking its 55 liberal electoral votes with it. That’d save the rest of the country billions in federal aid as well. With a win-win proposition like that?

Buh-bye, California.

You’re a Politician… and You Expect Me to Believe You?

It’s no secret that I’m a conservative individual. I don’t buy into the Religions of American Liberalism. I believe in Absolutes.

One Major Tenet of the Modern Liberal Religion is that of Global Warming, or as they’re calling it now, Climate Change. Obama said in one of his State of the Union speeches that the debate on climate change is settled, that climate change is a fact. climate change is a fact. Those are pretty close words to an Absolute, spoken by a Priest of Liberalism who should know better than to deal with such nasty concepts as facts. Similarly useless presidential hopeful Clinton has uttered similar statements closely resembling Absolutes. I-Want-To-Be-Relevant-Again Priest of the Liberal Religion Bill Nye has made himself a eunuch of Global Warming Climate Change as well.

So why, if the biased paid-for scientists all agree that Global Climate Warming Change is a fact and not an eco-mental-social-fascist movement designed to control humans through an invisible fear, do I not subscribe to the theory? How can I, in the face of all the evidence presented by these Climate Change Fundamentalist Religious Fanatics, still doubt and outright disbelieve it?

There are several amusing reasons: Like how the weather forecast can’t get a week’s worth of weather right. Or the knowledge of how climate models are weighted with bias to get a certain result, just like any other model: they’re GIGO models. Garbage In Garbage Out. I could point out that Hillary Clinton has made a habit of defending herself when she’s embroiled in her Scandal Of The Week with the words “I can’t recall” or “I don’t recall”; so why, exactly, should I believe you about something like this? Hmm?

Let’s ignore the fact that historically, a warmer planet is better for humans than a colder one. Warmer planets have longer growing seasons, which means there’s more food for everyone. Never mind the idea that the concept of Settled Science is a bad idea to introduce. To have the concept of Settled Science means we’ve given up trying to learn anything in that area of science.

You are effectively dead when you stop learning. The rest is just biology.
–My personal belief

The biggest reason I simply will not accept “the science is settled” is that ‘scientists’ are still discovering species on our planet. If they can still be finding new species they’ve never seen before, they’re almost certainly wrong about climate change.

There is no such thing as settled science.

Wahl 2016: der Skorpion und der Frosch

Diese Geschichte fasst unsere Optionen als Wähler…

Ein Skorpion fragte einen Frosch, “Herr Frosch, darf ich an Ihren Rücken rüber diesen Fluss reiten? Sie können schwimmen sehr gut, aber ich kann nicht.”

Der Frosch war nicht dumm. Er sagte, “Es tut mir leid, Herr Skorpion, nein. Sie sind ein Skorpion. Sie würden mich stechen, und ich würde sterben.”

“Nein, nein, Herr Frosch,” erwiderte der Skorpion. “Warum würde ich das tut? Ich würde im Fluss ertrinken. Als ich schon gesagt, ich kann schwimmen nicht gut.”

“Wahr,” antwortete der Frosch widerwillig, “das ist so.” Er dachte einen Moment, dann sagte, “Versprochen mir, Sie mich stechen werden nicht?”

“Ich verspreche,” sagte der Skorpion.

Der Frosch erlaubte den Skorpion auf sein Rücken zu klettern. Dann begann er rüber dem Fluss zu schwimmen. Wann die Paar nahe zu die Mitte dem Fluss war, fühlte der Frosch der Giftstachel des Skorpion in sein Rücken. Er sagte mit sein letzte Atemzüge, “Warum würden Sie das tun? Jetzt werden wir beide sterben! Wie können Sie mir so etwas antun?”

“Doch Herr Frosch, wie können Sie nur so arglos sein?” Der Skorpion antwartete. “Warum sind Sie überrascht? Sie kennten, dass ich ein Skorpion war, wann Sie mich zu nehmen zu stimmten, vor wir abgefahren. Sicher kennten Sie, dass zu stechen meine Natur ist.”
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Election 2016: the Scorpion and the Frog

This story sums up our options as voters:

A scorpion asked a frog, “Mr. Frog, can I ride on your back across this river? You can swim very well, but I can not.”

The frog was not stupid. He said, “I’m sorry, Mr. Scorpion, no. You’re a scorpion. You would sting me, and I would die.”

“No, no, Mr. Frog,” replied the scorpion. “Why would I do that? I would drown in the river. As I already said, I can not swim well.”

“True,” answered the frog reluctantly, “that is so.” He thought a moment, then said, “Promise me you will not sting me?”

“I promise,” said the scorpion.

The frog allowed the scorpion to climb on his back. Then he began to swim across the river. When the pair was near middle of the river, the frog felt the sting of the scorpion in his back. He said with his last breaths, “Why would you do that? Now we will both die! How can you do this to me?”

“But, Mr. Frog, how can you be so naive?” the scorpion replies. “Why are you surprised? You knew I was a scorpion when you agreed to take me, before we set out. Surely, you knew that to sting is my nature.”

Apple versus die Schutzstaffel

More than half of Americans are utter and complete idiots. Of course, we knew this already because Obama is president (elected twice, even!). Now, the FBI has squared off against Apple in a Public Relations war so as not to appear as the Evil Big Government’s Schutzstaffel they clearly are. And Americans, mostly democrats (of course), are willing to surrender their protection against search and seizure to the Feds.

I, personally, don’t like Apple as a company, and I don’t like their products. And (I’m aware of the sacrilegious nature of this statement) I’m not even a fan of or enamored by Steve Jobs — if his products were really that good, they wouldn’t need a Fort Knox-like protective barrier around their sleek, slim designs. So, yes, I think Apple is ridiculous. But the stance they’ve made on this issue is the right one. It’s not surprising the Federal Government has made a policy of overstepping its constitutional authority. That’s not news, but it doesn’t make it illegal for them to do so.

The articles linked to above are about the public’s perception, and it doesn’t say exactly what was asked. I’m curious what the same people would say if the question were phrased: Do you think Apple should hand over your personal data to the FBI?

Now, I understand, that may not change the percentages very much. I’ve already pointed out (with supporting evidence) that many Americans are scheißdumm. But that personalizes the issue, and here’s how: What’s to keep the FBI from labeling you a terrorist and ransacking your personal life? Granted, they can do this now, I get it; but they at least have to pretend to have cause.

The Federal Government and it’s various Schutzstaffeln have the means to brute force the technology currently; they want Apple’s help to make it easier, because the gimme-gimme-gimme mentality is pervasive in this country. But if Apple were to give in to this, they would be sending a clear message to the public that they don’t value the privacy of their customers. Plain and simple. For that reason alone, they should stay the course. We already know we can’t trust the Federal Government with technology. Once they have the ability to side load invasive software on one phone, they’ll do it where ever they please (fourth amendment be damned), and you’d be a fool to think otherwise.

Die Gedankenpolizei are here. Political Correctness and the Left’s war on freedom is but one front the Thought Police wage against the America they hate. Perversely, it’s the elitist media, those useful idiots of die Schutzstaffel, that are the biggest pushers of this crap. And the public has bought the lie wholesale. 1984 isn’t fiction; it’s here, it’s now. The last tie I read this, I wasn’t thinking of Soviet Russia — I was comparing it to our current Soviet America. It’s as if the Liberal Left looked at it, not as the warning against totalitarianism that it is, but as a How-To guide to implementing the Fascist State in which we currently live.

Random Political Musings

Hillary Clinton: “I don’t have horns
Well, then what’s your excuse? At least demons and devils are born as evil, conniving, despicable, traitorous liars. If you don’t have horns, that means you made the conscious decision to be an evil, conniving, despicable traitorous liar.

It’s The Economy, Stupid
When will government stooges quit messing with the economy. The economy will take care of itself if morons like Tom Wheeler would leave it alone. The blatant overreach and abuse of authority from any government bureaucrat is apparent in some stuffed suit with a vacancy sign between his ears asking private companies to explain themselves when they’re simply offering a service to their customers. These are economic incentives for people to use one service over another. To counter that, the industry doesn’t need oversight. Companies wishing to compete have to offer similar incentives that draw customers. Ignorant politicians and bureaucrats need to keep their meddling fingers out of… well, everything.

Can’t Trust Politicians?
I know that sounds like it comes straight out of the No Shit Sherlock file, and it really does. Apparently, the Sanders Campaign was caging Clinton voter data. It doesn’t really change my opinion of Sanders as a candidate though: I wouldn’t have voted for him before I found this out either.

For all their finger pointing, rhetoric, and buck passing, politicians sure seem united in their efforts to destroy our country.
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I don’t rant much about politics anymore; it’s too exhausting. But since I’ve once again quit Facebook, I don’t really have anywhere else to vent.

Addressing A Fool

The other day, I got the following (unsolicited) letter from the member of Congress who is currently misrepresenting the district in which I live, Ed Perlmutter:

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The following is my response that I sent to both his local and Washington DC offices:

Ed Perlmutter, Member of Congress:

I’m amused you think signing your form letter with “Member of Congress” affords you any courtesy, as if you’re someone from whom I’ve been waiting to hear.

Your breathless, insipid endorsement of the policies put forth by the administration currently making a mockery of our Constitution, irreparably and intentionally damaging any semblance of race relations in our country, as well as other inexcusable assaults on this supposed “place of liberty”, indicates to me that you’re too ignorant to understand the issues facing our country. Which, of course, means you’re drawn to the perceived control that you think comes along with a title like Congressman.

Regarding the specific assault from the Obama administration in its campaign to debilitate this country you mention, I don’t have the same naïve, vapid outlook about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals as you do. In fact, I appreciate the judges in the Fifth Circuit Court who are blocking the unconstitutional and unilateral actions of the One Who Would Be Dictator currently defiling the Oval Office. That court is defending our country against enemies such as yourself and your tin god. There have been laws in place to handle such matters as immigration. I don’t have sympathy for these people, the majority whom refuse to integrate while standing in defiance of the laws this country.

I don’t need lectures from people such as you about the fabric of our nation; you have twisted the cause and nature of immigration to such Dorian Gray proportions, this lunacy makes sense to you. Enough so that you’ll break out your cheerleader skirt and pom-poms and ask me to join you while you assist in actions that are blatantly unconstitutional. You’re a bad joke, Congressman.

I do think opportunities still exist in this country, but that time is short; and it is the actions of cowards like you who are actively shortening the lifespan of opportunity in America. If you want a pat on the back for your actions in destroying the country, there are plenty ignorant people out there who will likely give you the worship for which you’re desperate. Start with those who voted for you.

You’ll not find such simpering admiration here.

Sincerely,