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Spotting an Elitist. -The EU edition.

About half way through my life I realized I had spent most of it trying to figure out who to believe.  In fact, I still spend an inordinate amount of time on this.  I have never required someone to agree with me to find them believable, trustworthy and interesting.  Actually, I find relief in surrounding myself with people who challenge my thinking.  If they are willing to do that, then they are willing to tell me the truth.

But I have come to some red flags, so to speak, which have saved me from a number of those who I call Elitists.  These are the people who most often don’t tell you the truth because they don’t know what it is.  However, they know whats best for you.  And you can’t trust them because they will do whatever they think they have to for your own good.  “The best of intentions” crowd.  They should all have tattoo’s on their foreheads reading “You need us.”

I don’t subscribe to the idea that there are a ton of truly sinister people out there purposefully lying directly to your face… why risk that when they can get the intellectually lazy Elitists to do it for them?  The genuine Leftists search out those people fitting certain criteria and then fill their heads with crap which they promptly go and spew on you with righteous entitlement.  We all know these people… they are the ones who are full of opinions they can’t defend and most importantly don’t think they should have to.  When asked, they resort to a myriad of rhetorical devices to make you feel ignorant, mean-spirited or both.

After decades of in-depth clinical research I have found these individuals can be grouped roughly as follows:

The genius by virtue of Geography. When I grew up/lived in/traveled to (fill in the blank) it makes me smarter than you.  – We all know this guy.  (By the way, I type in gender neutral.)  Simply due to the fact that he was born, lived or traveled through a specific place he is the most informed person on every issue regardless of topic.  The coastal areas of the U.S. supply us with a large number of these types.

The genius by virtue of Profession. – You can’t possibly teach me anything.  Many of us know these guys as well…  often they are professional in their field.  Stock Brokers, Doctors, Lawyers, Scientists, Cowboys whatever.  Since they have genuinely mastered a very specific area of complexity, they are geniuses in all things.  Often these types will view you as ridiculously uninformed while they themselves establish barricades to challenging information.  They interpret your respect of their accomplishments in their area of expertise as validation of their genius in all things.  I must disclose that a great many of my best friends are professionals but they do not suffer from this elitist mentality else they would not be my friends.  So don’t take offense you guys… you know who you are.

The genius by virtue of Caring. – There is nothing for me to learn that my heart doesn’t tell me and you are mean… and just dumb you dummy dumb-dumb…  These are the people we typically see at demonstrations of various types holding the peace signs… with flowers… and rainbows.  We can usually find nine or ten of these people occupying a park we don’t use or walking down a road with a sign which makes no sense.  You know them.  They are out there saving people from themselves or saving those who have not asked to be saved.  They chant slogans in the hopes of being acknowledged.  Simply put, they care more about everything than you do so they do not need to educate themselves on issues, particularly the ones they are currently championing.  The only knowledge they need is the deep pain they feel in their hearts over everything humans do.  This “feeling” is how they know that they are doing something meaningful… and you are stupid and mean.  And, because you work, bathe and cut your hair it’s clear you don’t care.

The genius by virtue of Inheritance. – I have money therefore I am.  I actually find these types entertaining and will engage them every once in a while.  These are the guys that inherited a ton of money and have no idea how it was made.  Sure, they were around when their parents created the wealth (unless of course their parents fit into this definition as well) but were not involved in the business even though they FEEL like they were.  As an aside, if their parents fit into this category it is astonishing to me these guys have anything left over as it usually gets spent before the kids see any of it.  Anyway, these are the fun drunks.  They buy all the drinks and agree with any idea ever put in front of them… like “it would be a good idea to open up a sequin mine… or become professional cat waxers”.  All they have had to do is be semi-tolerable and act like they’re brilliant… the money is already there whenever they want it, they just need “friends”.

The genius by virtue of being Alive. – I’m fabulous and you’re stupid for not agreeing with me.  These folks are everywhere!  They are prolific!  There is no required age, or income, or for that matter intelligence.  They recognize their own brilliance because they are ALIVE!  They have the latest cell phone, but they can’t tell you how it’s made.  They saw the latest movies but cannot tell you who is running for President and why.  They have the latest laptop but have no idea what makes it run… hell, they don’t need too!  They’re cool just because!  They can give you a 20 minute dissertation on Kim Kardashian’s rear end and its societal significance but can’t tell you how a policeman gets paid.  They have never read a book but update their Facebook page five times a day.  They consider the ability to download music a “skill”.  They think texting while driving should be outlawed… for other people.  (Same with guns, and “mean” dogs, and food that makes you fat, etc.)

So… Why do we need to identify these folks?

Because they VOTE, which directly effects us… and we run the risk of them having influence over others who vote as well.  It’s our job as individuals to recognize and clean up the intellectual mess they leave behind.

It also goes a long way in QUICKLY determining who you can trust.

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Big Vagina

(In light of our latest foray into Big Spending it felt right for a re-post.)

And I Thought I had Enough to Worry About…

Is There Anything Worse than something that gets too Big to Deal With and needs our Immediate Attention?

Big Oil, Big Banks, Big Bird and now Big Vagina.  All Big Issues for the Leftists.

I happen to agree with facets of each of these.

Big Oil…  Clearly government involvement in the Oil Industry from ridiculous regulations, barriers to entry and tax payer subsidies must go.  But this must be applied to the Energy Sector as a whole which sweeps up a darling of the Left… “Green Energy”.  It is always interesting to hear politicians act as if alternative energy projects would cease to exist if taxpayer funds didn’t directly subsidize the dreams of the Utopians.  Why I find this inane is if there were ever an organization that desired deeply to not be held hostage by fossil fuels it’s our military.  And, from my undisclosed location I have a direct view of many of those “green energy” projects paid for by your taxes… the military has conducted these for decades.  My point here, they don’t need more money… the experiments will not stop… and when it’s ready the military and the market will embrace it.

Big Banks…  Without question Big Banks had a huge part in destroying the U.S. Housing Market and the subsequent Global Economic Meltdown, Collapse of the EU and the overall state we now find ourselves in.  The Big Banks Directly Responsible were Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac… Government banks… which is why nothing will ever happen.  Nothing.  The Occupiers can continue not bathing for as long as they would like, nothing will happen.  The first time a Goldman Sachs banker, or JP Morgan banker, or any banker is pulled up before a court the connection will immediately be made to the government.  Not only will it be made to the government, it will be made in an easy, direct, way the public will be able to understand.  And we cannot have that, can we?

Big Bird… The media property that allows PBS to exist.  If Big Bird is a Victim of anything, it’s PBS.  This property has immense value… in the free market.  The bidding war to purchase Sesame Street would be fun to watch.  The employees would be superstars in a way they could never have imagined.  The franchise would explode.  The idea that losing the 5% of funding Sesame Street receives from the taxpayers is paramount to its survival takes for granted the public’s ignorance.  And, it works.  It’s genuinely sad for all of us.

Big Vagina… Now I’m confronted with a War on Women.  It appears this War started anew when Sandra Fluke made an impassioned plea that a friend of hers needed taxpayer dollars because she could not afford the Lamborghini of birth control… the $3000 a year version.  I mean, who would want to be seen in Wal-Mart?  While birth control might only be $110 a year, Wal-Mart is a bastion of dirty, toothless, conservative, non-union shoppers.  Who could possibly tolerate that?  So, pony up taxpayers!  This got limited play… thus had limited value… so Abortion was thrown out there (of which I’m Pro-Choice… just for the record), but also didn’t seem to get the desired traction with women.  The Left has always had success with the abortion issue because they have been able to position opponents as wanting to use “force”.  I, like the Socialists, am surprised that this hasn’t been more effective.  The only explanation I can come up with is the electorate is waking up to the idea that this is only area where the Leftist don’t approve of “force”, so… next up is Equal Pay.

While anecdotal, I can tell you the industries I have been associated with for many years have been dominated by women.  Most of those I hold in esteem.  Many of the highest earners were women.  Of my female peers most are still paid far more than me.  I know, I know… the statistics tell a different story.  But having “grown up” around professional women and having conversations sans political desires, I found the women consistently smarter than the men.  They chose the positions they occupied because they assigned value to the intangibles such as flexibility and limited work hours.  Not only did many of the women I knew want to have kids, they wanted to spend time with them and raise them… how stupid can you be right?  However, They didn’t expect their employer to keep their job vacant while they did this, nor did they expect to make as much as the idiot who worked from 6am to 10pm Mo-Su.  It has always been my contention that women have run the world since the beginning of time and will do so till the end of time.  As more Women forgo family we see the pay levels evening out.  If you want to sprint to the finish-line of statistical nirvana, figure out a way for men to get pregnant.  You would be surprised at how many would embrace such a chance.  (I also find it interesting how many of the high earning women I know still expect their mate to make more than they do… seems strange if parity is the only sign of equality as well as the Utopian dream.  I think a similar demand from Men would be greeted will howls, but who knows.)  Finally, pay disparities exist not just for women… but also for men.  I have always been aware that the joker across the hall can, and often did, make more money than me.  I never considered it the government’s responsibility to “even the playing field” as it’s not their job.  It’s my job.  So I would ask to be paid more, and if that failed I would find a new job of my choosing.  I exercised The Economic Principle of Substitution.

Anyway, it’s clear I don’t warrant special legal rights such as retroactive Class Action Status provided by the Lily Ledbetter Act because I don’t make up 51% of the population.

(Note: Men top the list in every category of violent crime victims save spousal abuse and rape.  Considering women make up 51% of the population… and given this statistical disparity… any of my Socialist readers have a government solution they would like to offer?  Should we collectively work to raise the incidences of crimes perpetrated on women to 51%, or should we assign special status to men and send the majority of taxpayer dollars to reduce violence against men, and men only, until there is parity?  This is the logic the Left holds up as enlightened. But I digress.)

What I find disturbing about this election cycle is the absence of my personal favorite “Big”.

Big Government…  the Cause of the above Big’s plus Big Sugar, Big Corn, Big Energy, Big Unions, Big EPA, Big OSHA, Big Healthcare, Big Insurance, Big Fat Kids, Big Education.  Big Government is the Cause and Protector of problems where there should not be any.  I’m not surprised I have to add Big Vagina to this list.

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The Washington Post Does its Job!

In a world where outrage as power, The Washington Post is puffing up and screaming Foul as loudly as possible.
It seems Project Veritas sent in an imposter to profess they had information damaging to Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore… a Republican.
What is clear is that Project Veritas was attempting to solicit a reaction it has received in numerous other circumstances where bogus information offered up to Leftists at News Organizations forgo what most of us would believe should be basic journalistic standards like verifying sources due to their excitement over inflicting damage upon those they disagree with.
Well…
The Washington Post appears to have done their job, in this specific case.
And they’re mad.  Very mad.
Wait…
What?

Yep, The Washington Post is Mad, Mad, Mad.

First, their feigned outrage seems to stem from the obvious implication that they do not typically do their job.

Okay…

Second, they seem to take offense at the subterfuge of a party, well not just any party but rather a ‘conservative’ party, used to test their journalistic vigilance.  Who’s to say what the reaction, or lack there of, should they verified that this person was sent to them by a Democrat Lobbying Firm… but in this case…

‘Someone needs to go to jail!’

Not quite.
Kudos to the Post for doing their job… on this one… even if they’re angry they had to do it.

However, testing a media outlet’s honesty is not a crime, yet.

What this is really about is the fear the media has because it knows, knows, that a great many of its Leftists are willing to run with whatever they think will hurt the Constitutionally Limited Government of the United States and any of those who support it. The Media has used this tactic for decades if not longer.

They know that Project Veritas will continue to be successful if it’s not destroyed, and they are screaming for its destruction. Their outrage is a loud warning to other outlets, their reporters and their useful idiots that Project Veritas is out there… so BE CAREFUL!

Their outrage is also a plea for help from their fellow travelers with the effort to destroy Project Veritas and make them an example for any other citizen watchdog groups brave enough to challenge the ‘integrity’, read leftist ideology, of the National Media.

Well…

Kudos to Project Veritas too.

If there has ever been a lesson learned over the last decade, Project Veritas can always take a page from their very first victim. Just like ACORN, if the heat gets to be too much… just split up your efforts and give them a bunch of different names, then keep going.

No Problem.


Just Say No…

…To Socialism.

If you’ve been with me for longer than 10 minutes, then you already realize I’m what you would call an Anti-Socialist.

While I have vast and varied views, first and foremost I stand in opposition to all forms of Socialist thought. You can call it whatever you want; Socialism, Liberalism, Leftist, Progressive, Fascist, Communist, Democrat, No Labels, Crony Capitalist, RINO, John McCain… or whatever new names they come up with to keep you confused.

Why do I oppose Socialism?  Why do I oppose a political theory that promotes Elitists exercising force over all those they deem inferior?  Why do I oppose an Ideology that has resulted in the greatest destruction to the common good, and ultimately the loss of life, in the history of the world?

I am a Free-Market Capitalist.

But what apparently sets me apart is I know what that means, which is more than I can said for the majority of our elected officials… and certainly more than our electorate.

(If you would like to join me in actually KNOWING what a Free-Market Capitalist is instead of allowing Leftists to tell you what they want you to think it is… here’s a good start:  Wealth of Nations, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, The Road to Serfdom, Freedom to Choose, The Romantic Manifesto, The Constitution of Liberty, The Age of Reason, The Law, Conflict of Visions… and the list can go on.  Come join us… it is rare air to breathe indeed.)

I will share with you, the people being demonized by the press are the people you must listen to carefully. (Actually listen to them… not whatever sound bite John Stewart or Bill Mahr decide to let you hear, followed by a studio audience of the above mentioned know nothings yucking it up and a laugh track from the fifties.)

The folks you will be told are Mean, Evil, Stupid and In the Way of your Happiness are the very individuals who, most likely, have the best interest of our amazing country at heart. And, they are the few deserving an honest, unedited, un-editorialized hearing of why they stand in opposition of more Socialism.

But let me get you started:

Socialism gets you Detroit.

Socialism gets you Mexico.

Socialism gets you Domestic Spying.

Socialism gets you incredibly horrible public schools.

Socialism gets you Unions who make promises to their members they know they can’t honor.

Socialism put’s your medical records out there for all to see.

Socialism gets you expensive, crappy health care.

Socialism gets you high taxes.

Socialism gets you high unemployment.

Socialism gets you Crony business deals.

Socialism gets a quadrupling of the money supply devaluing everything you’ve worked so hard to save.

Socialism spends your money with no consideration of reason or result, because it believes it owns the money… not you.

Socialism gets you National Debt so large you cannot possibly conceive it.  You literally can’t count that high… before you die of old age.

Socialism gets you racial hatred because without it, it dies.

Socialism gets you a bigger and bigger gap between the rich and poor, because it relies on that too.

Socialism puts self-anointed Elitist A-holes in power and keeps them there… forever.

Socialism is Force.

So the very least MY representatives can do IS NOT GET ALONG WITH SOCIALISTS.  AT ALL… EVER.

The very least MY representatives can do is say NO in the face of bigger government and more spending… or should I SAY WASTING MY MONEY.

The VERY LEAST my representatives can do IS STAND IN OPPOSITION to everything… every single thing… the Socialists want to do.

And, if they DO NOTHING ELSE… I will consider them to be doing a great job.

If they really want to impress me, then start taking apart 100 years of Socialist schemes which have not only stood in the way of this country being greater than it is, but has set it back on every level.  Doubt me?  Do you think the founding fathers would have asked the public to tolerate Domestic Spying after fighting a War in order to establish a new type of Government designed to protect the Individual, Their Freedom, Liberty and Property?  (There were plenty of “Terrorists” back then too.)

So I expect that 20% of the Republican Party who are about to be positioned as the worst people in the world… will do the right thing.

I expect them to be the Party of No!

NO!  NO!  NO!

It is the least they can do.  When I say “the least”, I mean the LEAST.

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Over 6 Million people Gathered on the Mall…

…to Celebrate the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President.

And, the D.C. Police didn’t have to Arrest a Single Protester.

Not one.

Let’s see if the same Respect will be paid to the 45th President of the United States as was the 44th.

Originally posted 122116

(UPDATE 012017:  Nope.)


Praying for Pragmatism

In every post-election interview the Leftists have been groping for Pragmatism.
They are Praying that Donald Trump is not an Ideologue, like President Obama, and will compromise with them on all policy decisions… until they can regain some power in the house, senate or both, two years from now.

You can smell the fear.

The Fear is not that Trump is coming for your children, gay, straight, hispanic, latino, black, asian, Irish, even the French etc.

The Fear is that Trump might actually put in place solutions regarding Immigration.

That’s it.

Just Immigration.

The Socialists in our country are afraid that he will indeed build a wall, fence, moat… whatever… and then move to the really scary part. They Fear he will create a work visa program which makes it easy, and legal, for our neighbors to the North and South of us to come here and work if they choose to. The Democrats realize that once legitimized in such a fashion these workers would no longer be paying Social Security under stolen Social Security Numbers… they would no longer be in the shadows… and most importantly, They would no longer be able to offer up the ridiculous argument that They should have the right to vote. And, if they do desire to become a citizen of the United States the debate now moves on to our actual immigration policies… That We Already Have… and don’t enforce. No more “They’re going to deport my Grandma!” Hogwash.

Whoa!

Adding insult to injury it would now fall upon the left to remove this work privilege from our neighbors if they ever want to save the Socialist Voting base for generations to come.

I dream of a number of things, but foremost is I dream of a wonderful explosion in private charities making available such things as education to ‘ex-pat Canadians and Mexicans’ who reside here for work. (If Mark Zuckerburg wants to fill Facebook full of brilliant Mexicans and Canadians… awesome!)  I dream of an explosion of hard-working, genuinely terrific, people coming here from Mexico and Canada to make some money and help support their families abroad. I dream the United States will not only benefit from this new influx of workers, but those workers will benefit from enjoying the bounty provided by American Exceptionalism and begin wondering why their respective home countries don’t embrace Free Market Capitalism as Governing Theory.

However…

I predict that the Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, will become Mr. Filibuster in the Senate… because the Liberal Leftists cannot afford for any of this to happen.

I also predict the Democrat Party will be the party of “No!” to all things.

It is going to be an interesting 4-years… possibly 8.


Bipartisanshitt

There is an urban myth out there that needs to be addressed.

“Binge drinking is bad.”  No, wait.  Wrong one.

“Compromise is good.”

If you’re a product of the public schools (like I am) it should be expected you believe we should all get along.  You probably think our elected representatives should be having dinner together, holding hands and making out in the back of dark movie theaters.  You might even think it is GOOD when they all get together and create legislation effecting the rest of us.

In other words, you might believe passing lots of bills is a terrific way to judge their productivity.  You think the government should “do something”… You might have been taught that the founders of this country wanted our leaders to strip down and embrace each other every time they met so they could create lots of really cool law.  If any of this rings true for you, what you “know” is wrong.  You should demand a refund on that free public education.

Here’s the truth, our system of government was designed specifically to be slow, cumbersome and rarely produce laws.  It was created to make sure no single branch could run rampant over the others with this purpose in mind.  It was designed for a fight… over everything… in the hopes that whatever came out was only what was absolutely necessary.  Less was more.  Nothing getting done was fine, if not preferred.  (I’ve floated this idea around the house but have not had much traction.)

We have come a long way from that original intent.  Over the last 100 years we have entitled our politicians to do whatever they want.  They have learned to routinely create law outside of the Constitution because they know that the odds are no-one will challenge it.  And, if their law does get challenged it will take too long and the American people will lose interest, or more often think they are owed whatever the law might “give” them.

These same politicians also know they can slow down the process of any legal challenge by appointing judges who also don’t care what limitations the Constitution puts in place.  Such judges then present their rulings utilizing previous unconstitutional rulings they or their fellow travelers passed down earlier.  Amazingly, they are also not above using foreign law for validation… which I’m very sure the Founding Fathers did not intend.  The fact that we revel in our lack of understanding and promote such behavior in our leaders should be frightening.  It has brought us to a very scary place.  Haven’t you wondered why alcohol sales are up? We’re frightened, but too uninformed to know why.  It’s like a horror movie where the person about to get killed runs around the house and turns all the lights… off.

There has been a determined movement over the last 80 years to position the U.S. Constitution as too restrictive.  (Our current president is on the record promoting this very idea.)  But you will most often find it repeated by the “open-minded” who have not taken the 5 minutes needed to read it, let alone try to discuss and understand it. (They don’t need to read it… their hearts tell them what they need to know… what’s scary about that is they vote…)   These are also the people who think we should all give each other big wet sloppy kisses… all the time.  To them, getting along to “help the country” sounds so nice it requires no further exploration on their part.

To make things worse, there are too many people who want to be led and then insist you must be led as well.  These people have found a home on both sides of the aisle.  The Founders were aware this would always be a reality. The defense they gave us against such people was an extremely well-defined and very restrictive document, that could be changed, in other words amended, if needed… but it would take an act of congress. (Yes, that’s where the phrase came from.)

What it comes down to is that you have two sides to choose from.  One side subscribes to individual freedom and one does not.  What makes one side somewhat sinister is that it wants to control you with “the best of intentions”.  Bear in mind, those who believe the sheep need to be led never seem to count themselves among the sheep….

So there must always be a war between those who know you are too stupid to make decisions for yourself  (Statists/Socialists) and those of us who think you are the only person who knows what’s best for you. (Free-market Capitalists)   If you give it a moment of thought, does it  make sense that a person who subscribes to individual freedom be buddies with a person who believes in the soft slavery of statism?  It’s really as simple as that.  The line in the sand is Force.

In conclusion, we are not supposed to get along.  We are not supposed to compromise our individual freedoms.  Ever.

If you need proof, compromise with Socialists is what got us here today… bankrupt, having our e-mail and phones call tapped, “intelligence agents” looking at our daughters cell phone pictures and Facebook pages while your grandmother is getting molested at the airport.  And the useful idiots continue begging for more Bipartisanshitt…

(Originally Posted 012012.  Reposted yet again because it needs to be.)