Category Archives: Politics

Well… Duh

It’s hard not to comment on this one. Apparently, some members of the US Congress have their panties in a wad over Amazon’s facial recognition software.

The Congressmen were angry at the results of a report which showed that Amazon’s facial recognition software, Rekognition, had identified 28 legislators as potential criminals.

My only response is: Well, aren’t they?

I mean, they’re members of congress — of course they’re criminals.

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Consequences

I don’t write often about politics much any more because I really would prefer to focus on the nice and pleasant things our world has to offer. But I made the mistake of clicking a link describing how an Ohio judge has called out several of the Cleveland Browns players for being idiots. He stated as a veteran, he wasn’t willing to attend any games where players showed disrespect to the people who indirectly made it possible for the players to be there.

This nonsense is an extension of the publicity stunt that talentless Kaepernick decided the only way to get publicity was to kneel for the national anthem. Apparently he’s having a hard time finding a job this year.

I also learned the NAACP has an interim president who lacks the basic understanding of cause and effect, which suggests to me the NAACP should find a smarter person to put at the helm of their organization, if they wish to retain any semblance of credibility.

“No player should be victimized and discriminated against because of his exercise of free speech – to do so is in violation of his rights under the Constitution and the NFL’s own regulations,” NAACP Interim President Derrick Johnson.

Now if Kaepernick had any discernable talent on the football field, owners would be willing to put up with the circus he brings along with him. But he’s, at best, a mediocre player, and therefore isn’t worth the headache.

Despite the refusal to acknowledge it, there are consequences to actions. This is how life actually works, when you step out of college safe zones and the comfort of academia where you can cry until you get your way. Actions have consequences.

Personally, I think the NFL is an utter waste of time, yet another religion competing for your time and money. I don’t pay much attention to the NFL; but if I had, I would have quit paying attention last year after this take a knee nonsense. I’m not blinded by the belief that America is in anyway superior, and I’m as critical of it as they come. But football’s a business, and I don’t spend my money at places that thumb their nose at me.

Kaepernick took a knee, and now he’s just another Monday morning quarterback. Serves him right.

An Intelligent Person Would Say…

FBI Director James Comey was quoted this week as saying

“It makes me mildly nauseous to think that we had an impact on the election.”

An intelligent person would say: It makes me nauseated to think…

Though, considering Strunk and White’s Elements of Style

Nauseous. Nauseated. The first means “sickening to comtemplate”; the second means “sick at the stomach.” Do not, therefore, say “I feel nauseous,” unless you are sure you have that effect on others.
–Strunk and White, Elements of Style

… perhaps he was correct in his choice of words after all.

source (And speaking of nauseating, that’s a link to CBS. Click at your own risk).

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.

The Worst Thing About Freedom

I don’t often write about politics here anymore. It’s not that I’m any less opinionated than before. But I’ve found that writing about politics is pointless and only leads to unhappiness. I present for your consideration: The Liberal Media. Talk about an unhappy group of people. They’ve sold out completely to the Newspeak Nonsense that is political correctness, and are trying to shove their religion of liberalism down the throats of everyone else because misery loves company. The inherent hypocrisy involved in all the many disparate convoluted avenues of the liberal lunacy clearly drives people to insanity.

Think that’s an exaggeration? Examine this insanity: In less than a week, this Laughingstock-of-the-World Nation will be headed to the polls, and most people will vote for an idiot. (Probably all of us will, since only an idiot would actually want to be president. But I only really researched the candidates for whom I would conceivably vote, so I can’t say with utmost certainty that all the candidates are idiots). The two major-party Not-Options are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. If you don’t believe that über-liberalism generates insanity, read that last sentence again.

One angle of the insanity that’s pervaded this society presents Hillary Clinton as a viable candidate, despite the fact that she’s neither qualified nor equipped for the gig. The response to the insanity is the Newtonian Equal and Opposite Reaction Response: Trump. We’ve been calling them “Clump” in the House of Reamy because there is no discernible difference between the two. None. All the petty partisan bickering between supporters of either, are basically arguing the reasons why one is less-unqualified relative to the other. Neither side seems to be arguing why we should vote for its candidate or why its candidate is actually capable or qualified for the role they’re seeking.

That’s insanity. There’s no other word for it.

I understand that options for presidents have progressively become worse ever since George Washington left the job, and that they’ve tanked over the last several elections; but this is scraping beyond the bottom of the barrel. Both major parties in America have dug through the Dog-Waste bins to pick the worst, most disgusting, despicable candidate they could find.

The worst thing about freedom is the responsibility that comes with it. The people of this country have fully embraced their irresponsible selves with this goat rodeo; they refuse to be responsible for themselves and their freedom, and it’s come to this: both major parties are fielding dictators. Petty, immature, entitled dictators.

If you want change, you’re going to have to grow up, accept responsibility, and do something different. Start by making informed decisions when you vote. Don’t vote against a candidate; how unutterably idiotic is that? Decide what your values are and then vote for someone who has values that line up with yours. If you don’t have any values, don’t vote. The Republican and Democrat party are the same. There’s no difference between them.

It’s time for a competent president.

No To Tyranny

How do you know if a person is unqualified for public office?

He’s running for one.

The US has a serious problem in this 2016 presidential election: No one currently running for the office is qualified to do the job. Now, this isn’t something that stops people from becoming president. Lincoln, Grant, both Roosevelts, Truman, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Bush, Clinton, and Obama weren’t or aren’t qualified to do the job, but that didn’t stop any of them from getting the gig. It’s apparently an American tradition to set the bar as low as possible for a presidential candidate and then vote for the one that can slither under it.

However, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are so apocalyptically unfit for the office in a way that makes even Lincoln’s dictatorship seem reasonable. They’re not even two different sides of the same coin, they’re the same side. Everyone already knows the list of crimes both these worthless sacks have committed, yet no one seems to care. On one hand, you have the Party of Hate yelling that it’s time for a woman president; and on the other, you have the Party of Hate yelling it’s time for change. Hey, I don’t disagree it’s time for a change; but I’d like to think that change should be for the better. And if a change for the better came in the form of a woman who was willing to put up with the world’s worst job, I’d vote for her.

Neither party’s voters is even voting for their own candidate as much as voting against the other party’s candidate. So even the people voting for these worthless candidates don’t actually want that person in the white house; they just want to have the other person in there less. That’s idiotic and a bad formula for picking the next dictator leader of your country.

Do you ever wonder if England looks at this mess and thinks Whew! We dodged a bullet there!?

I never planned to vote for Trump; but to be perfectly honest, I never expected that he would become the Republican party’s candidate in the first place. The Republican party started off with a great collection of possible candidates. Rand, Cruz, Rubio… I could have supported any of them. I sure as hell won’t support the angry Oompa Loompa. Not a chance. The Trump bandwagon knows it can’t win against that miserable waste of flesh Hillary (how sad and pathetic is that?), and has resorted to threatening conservatives that it’s Trump or nothing. If you don’t vote for Trump, you’re voting for Hillary.

No. It’s not that at all. Voting for either is a vote for tyranny. And perhaps now you can understand why I’m writing this today, Independence Day: I refuse to vote for a tyrant. I may be among a small group of conservatives against which the hatred from both parties grows. I understand my vote probably won’t prevail against the tides of stupidity. I’m sure someone unqualified and unwanted by the people that voted against the other guy will be in the oval office come January. I’m okay with that. I’m less okay that I’ll be living in even more a dictatorship than I have been this point. I understand I’ll still be a slave to the lunatic religion of the Liberal Left, with all its double standards and inconsistencies and absolute hatred of everything. But I’ll be a slave with a clear conscious: I’ll have actually voted for my candidate.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.