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Democrat take-over of House almost Inevitable.

According to Nate Silver at 538 the Democrat Takeover of the House of Representatives is basically inevitable.  If you ask Nate, the odds are 76% in favor of the Democrat Socialists.

If you’re not concerned…

Here was Nate Silver’s prediction for the 2016 Presidential Election:

HERE

 

Hmmm….

Are we being set up for “The Russians Meddled!” again?  Or will it be “Trump colluded with the Chinese!”?


Has Anyone Checked Fort Marcy Park?

One Brian Pagliano failed to show up to a very important meeting today. As of this moment his condition is unknown.
If you have seen, or know the whereabouts of, Mr. Pagliano please contact the Park Police ASAP.
Some of us out here are extremely concerned… for obvious reasons.


It’s Fine to Spy on the Little People…

… just not the People in Power.

The Politicians are ANGRY!

How DARE the NSA Spy on THEM!

But… wait… what?

Are You Little People confused?

Of course you are… or at least, you should be.

Your confusion stems from our wandering so very far away from our Founders intent.

The reason for this confusion is we were founded in such a way where the Individual is always supreme over the Government.  And the Government is not only LIMITED in it’s power, it’s powers are intentionally Separated.  Limit and Conflict were BUILT INTO THE SYSTEM to PROTECT THE INDIVIDUAL.  It’s quite simple really.

Which brings us to the fact that The Newly Found Political Fury over Sweeping Mass Collection of data by Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agencies should be directed at the Intrusion upon, and Violation of, Individual Rights of ALL Citizens… Not Politicians specifically.

Frankly, I have less of an issue with Politicians spying on each other than I do Force (Government) spying on the Citizenry.

Let me make this as Clear as possible…

The U.S. Government can and should be Spying on other Countries.  It’s their Job.

Other Countries will be attempting to Spy on us, the U.S.  – It’s not a matter of being ‘OK’ with it, it’s their job… as it is ours to deny them that ability.

What is Not ‘OK’?

The U.S. Government Spying on Individual Citizens without a specifically crafted warrant to do so.  (The only argument worth having here; “Are Politicians considered Individual Citizens?”  It could also be useful to remind the NSA that their Love interests also fit into the ‘Citizen’ category… and some of the things they are doing is considered stalking at a minimum.)

Of course they are…

But the current framing of the ‘Offended’ is that they are ‘special’.  And while I might agree that they are special, I would offer that they are most often the kind of special that requires a helmet when walking outside.

In the end, the reason you should be more concerned about the U.S. Government Spying on you and not China, Korea, Israel or Google, is because none of the latter have yet found a way to show up at your door and throw you in jail.  (Although Google is probably working on it.)

The Politicians should be reminded of their place in society… which was always intended to be servants to those who are not in power.

This will be interesting to watch as most genuine Conservatives do not like being Spied upon, and most Democrats have spent huge amounts of time and money convincing their Useful Voters that they too believe in a Right to Privacy.

Can anyone spell Dissonance?

 

 


Are you Doing Better than you were 6-years Ago?

Well… are you?

President Obama say’s you are… that is If he can have the opportunity to explain to you why.

In his latest interview the President was asked if he believed the Democrat Party would retain the Senate Democrat Control. He said, equivocally, “Yes”.

Then he was asked if he really believed the American People were doing better than they were and… basically… if he would like to revisit his last response.

Our President said he did believe the American People were doing better since he’s been President and they would say so if he could just explain to them why.

This is interesting on two points… both not surprising.

1. You’re too ignorant to know how you’re doing.

2. You must be told how to feel about how you’re doing and then what to say when asked.

This is Progressive Dogma laid out for all to see.  Both of these points are what allow Liberal Leftists to say such things with a straight face.  They KNOW this to be true.

Allow me to translate Mr. Obama’s words; The American People will believe they are doing better than they were 6-years ago if we tell them they’re doing better than they were doing 6-years ago.  Kroft… you idiot.

Whether the interviewer recognized it or not this is also an indictment on the Media and the responsibility Leftists expect the Media to shoulder in being a Cheerleader for, and Propaganda Arm of, the Democrat Party. In essence President Obama is blaming the Media for not Telling All of Us how Great things are and it is being reflected in the Polls, possibly in the elections.

It is interesting how the Progressive Mind works.

This entire approach of Socialists, to all things, goes back to Animal Spirits.

Realty is how you perceive it. And you act accordingly.

Thus, if your perception if ‘modified’, Reality can be changed.

Think about that… Reality can be Changed, by Them.

What does all this mean?

It means if the Democrats Lose the Senate it’s the Media’s Fault, and then it’s Your Fault… in that order.

The Media Suck…

And,

You People are Terrible.

You need to get your Minds Right!

Everything is Terrific!

Vote for More of It!  Or we’ll keep blaming you.


“…What’s Happening Right in Front of Us.”

What do you say about the self-proclaimed “Most Transparent Administration in History” when you find out they are spying on American Citizens who have done nothing other than go about their lives?

If you found a way to defend that…

Then what do you say when you find out that the few, pathetic, rules restricting the access and use of the private information collected by the NSA were removed in 2011 by that same “Most Transparent Administration in History”?

Well… they did.  Full Story: Here

I must confess that I am not surprised…

The story held nothing that I haven’t already accepted to be true.

So why am I posting this?

It was a comment.  A small comment.  A comment that must be addressed.

JonQCit
9/7/2013 10:21 PM MDT
Does the US Constitution mean anything anylonger? Seems like so many of our elected officials have taken a pair of scissors and cut out sections they don’t like of it leaving it in a cut up pile on the floor. Change has been brought to us, I am not sure many like it however.
 
mhenriday
2:26 AM MDT
The short answer to your question as to whether the US Constitution means anything any longer, JonQCit is «No». Then we could have a lengthy discussion about how long it’s been this way ; my suggestion would be at least since very soon after WW II, when the US government begain initiating and/or participating in foreign wars without the Congress, as is its duty under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, declaring war (the last time the US Congress declared war was on 5 June 1942 on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania ; how many years has the US been at peace since that time ?)…
Henri
maifgm
3:39 AM MDT
job, it’s the people fault, we have become so ideology driven we can’t see what’s happening right in front of us. (emphasis mine)
just read some comments, we have a government that is spying on us, they have reversed restrictions secretly and people still defend them, that’s why we have these problems.
It’s not JonQCit’s rhetorical question or mhenriday’s assertion.  It was the product of our government schools, maifgm, that made me feel sad.
I’m going to assume that maifgm meant “ideologically” when making his statement.
While I don’t disagree with the problems he identifies, it is not being driven by ideology which has brought us here unless he is speaking of Socialism.
In fact, it is the abandonment of Ideology and the rise of Compromise which have handed the Socialists their greatest victories.  It is exactly the Spirit of Compromise which handed them maifgm and probably the friend maifgm drinks with.  It is Bipartisanship, the Why Can’t We All Get Along mentality, that is happening right in front of us.
Depending on maifgm’s age I might not dump ton’s of derision upon his head… I suspect everything he thinks sounds nice with a little ecstasy and a techno music bed, but it is an illustration of profoundly confused thought.  It is the absence of critical thinking that must be corrected everywhere we look.  First with ourselves, then with our friends… particularly those we drink with.
Ideology is the answer.
Free-Market Capitalism is the only Ideology which protects us from Tyranny.
It’s time we embrace it.
If you don’t think so, I suspect you too are a product of our Government Schools and the intentional confusion they were paid to administer upon you.  But don’t feel bad because you’re not alone.
Because maifgm is right on one important point, “it is the people’s fault”.
However, it’s now up to you to correct it.

A Flaccid Weiner has no Future.

Has New York’s Anthony Weiner gone soft?

Weiner was one of the single most repulsively disingenuous, propaganda spewing, moon howling Progressives ever to trample little old ladies so he could get in front of a camera.  (Before you try to correct me, Schumer only gets a two out of three.)  He would scream his dissent until the throbbing veins popped out of his head to the point you thought he might explode.  It was TV gold.

So, what happened?

Apparently his handlers believe a “kinder, gentler” approach to politics will win him admirers.

The truth is, the only aspect of A. Weiner that was remotely interesting was his bombastic appearances on cable news nets trying to fill time. It was his Brand.

The picture of his schlong, sent to random females, was only a resume enhancement.  On paper it would have been listed under “hobbies”.  It’s so routine that there is a box to check on every Liberal job application.  “Do you send naked pictures of yourself to people you supposedly don’t know?  – Check:    Yes   or     Yes.”

Now we are being fed the idea that he has a future in New York politics by offering up this strange Weiner nobody knows. What he fails to understand is, it leaves him appearing limp and uninterested.

Hey Anthony!  If you want to be considered for any office… including Dog Catcher, you better get back to being the Dick your Leftist friends Love.


Andrew Cuomo Pounds Weiner.

Again… nothing to add…


Hillary Does Not Like Weiner.

Not sure there is much more to add here…


Demand your 5% Raise!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could demand your employer give you at least a 5% raise every single year?  Sometimes even more?

And wouldn’t it be great if your employer HAD to give it to you no matter what, and he couldn’t fire you… ever?

(It certainly wouldn’t be great if you were the employer, especially if you were borrowing 46% of every dollar just to pay your demanding employee.)

Well, it’s called Baseline Budgeting.  And it’s what our Government does to us, their employer.  They have been doing it for a very long time and the results can be seen on the Debt Clock.

So far we haven’t figured out how to fire them.  All we seem to be able to do is rearrange the deck chairs… so to speak.  (Yes, it’s a Titanic reference… appropriately.)

Please take the time to follow the link associated with Baseline Budgeting, because I would like to have you very angry for the rest of this post.  I’ll wait.

Back?  Good.

As I type this we are arguing about something called the “Sequester Budgeting Plan” which amounts to a 5% “cut” in spending.  But NO spending is being “cut”.  What is being “cut” is the GROWTH of spending that the Government thinks it is entitled to.  So instead of AUTOMATIC 7% INCREASES this year the Government may only get AUTOMATIC 5% INCREASES this year.  It is also interesting to know that President Obama was the one who designed the “Sequester Budgeting Plan”.  He, Obama, created this plan to “cut” for campaign reasons.  Now he is trying to convince you that it’s Congress’ fault.

Mad yet?

Do you now understand why there is an ever-growing group of us saying LET IT HAPPEN!

Keep in mind, this “Sequester Budget Plan” doesn’t even begin to address the catastrophic spending problem we have here in the U.S.  But it’s a small step in the right direction.  Very small.  But a step none the less.

And that’s why the Leftists on both sides of the aisle are afraid of it.  And trust me when I say they are VERY afraid.

Their fear is demonstrated by our President who marched out today and surrounded himself with individuals who he said will lose their jobs.  My immediate reaction given that I understand Baseline Budgeting was that apparently their jobs must not be very important.  Considering money is Fungible, if those standing behind the President during this mornings address served important roles finances would be MOVED AROUND to keep them doing whatever it is they do that must be done.

What this demonstrated to me was two things; First the Executive Branch continues to believe that you are stupid.  Second is that the Leftists have realized that a great many of us will take any “cuts” we can get even if they are a pittance compared to our Trillion Dollar Debt smothering our country.

So why are they so afraid you ask?

Let me put it this way, if these “cuts’ occur… nothing will happen that wasn’t going to happen anyway.  All of the predicted Gloom and Doom delivered by our current President will either not happen, or is going to happen anyway.  And you will not notice anything different.

Read that last line again, because that’s the money line.

Nothing is going to happen.

And once all of us realize the artificial  hysteria that has led to some of the most profoundly horrible decisions over the last ten years is hogwash, the game is up.  The moment you see you have been manipulated into pressing down on the spending gas pedal with the cliff coming up fast you’re going to be a.) Angry and b.) Not likely to fall for their Snake Oil B.S. anymore.  And then where will they be?

If cuts are not painful and destructive… you might want more of them!  Oh No!

Let me sum this up.  Even if the Sequester occurs our Government will still SPEND MORE MONEY THIS YEAR THAN THEY DID LAST YEAR!

The only thing here to fear is the precedent.

“Cut’s” can happen and we will be fine.  Uh oh…

If anyone loses their current job it will only be because the President wants it that way… not because we’re not giving them enough money.  In fact, no matter what happens they will take more of our money than they did last year, which also needs to stop if we are to save this country.


Will Obama Hate Women?

Since President Obama has positioned himself as the first everything but Black president (Obviously the first Black president was Bill Clinton), will he decide he hates women?  And, most importantly, what will the girls on the view think?

The U.S. House of representatives is taking up “The Violence Against Women Act”. The President is threatening a Veto.
This is a game that is played often in Washington.
A legislator introduces a bill called something like… “The No Stomping on Puppies Act”. Then they include the most ridiculous increases in spending and pet projects for their friends and constituency… imagine tax money for shrimp on treadmills.  In the case of VAWA the Senate threw in a bunch of stuff having nothing to do with women.  Surprise!
So… when it is defeated in the House, or Senate, or Vetoed by the President the author of the bill and his party cry, yell and scream to the American people the opposing party are in favor of “stomping on puppies”. (Who isn’t? I mean puppies are so cute and innocent, who wouldn’t want to stomp on them?)   It’s about dividing us, not employing reason.  It’s so stupid it hurts your head to think about it, but this is what they do.
So inevitably the party opposing the bill then bemoans the fact that it is mis-named and not what the people think etc. etc.
They’re right of course, but paying attention requires making an effort and the American people have never been known to deliver that.
This is one of the reasons it has been so important for the Left to control the media, or at least the majority of it. As long as they have the megaphone they can determine who “Hates Women” or “Stomps on Puppies” and who does not.  (This is also why the Left despises the relatively new anti-socialist or even socialist “skeptical” media.)
It will be my expectation that President Obama will Veto this bill but he will not “Hate Women”.
We’ll see.