I get pissed off when King Barry holds a press conference telling us how he's such a stud for killing Gadaffi in Libya. Huh? I thought we weren't there, it was NATO, blah, blah, blah. Yet there he is, damned near carrying his, "Mission Accomplished" banner.
I get pissed off when the Main Stream Media fawns over the Occupy folks. They excuse their filth, their law-breaking, their anarchy-driven message, their anti-Semitism. We Tea Partiers followed the law, left our meeting places cleaner than we found them, and were simply demanding a return to Constitutional principals. We're painted as out-of-touch haters, racists and elites.
I get pissed off when ass-hats like Russell Simmons and Warren Buffett act as champions to Tax The Rich, yet when cornered with the question, "Why don't you just write the government a bigger check?", they shine you on, and the press lets them get away with it. Simmons was on Al Sharpton's radio program this past weekend, and said he wouldn't give more money to the government because they'll piss it away in the "War Machine". No shit, Sherlock. And on the Welfare Machine. And the Regulatory Machine. And the Protect Unions Machine.
Much of this, I can slough off. Then there's stuff like this.
Here in Northern California is a city named Richmond. It's an armpit. It always has been, at least in my lifetime. When you have to drive through Richmond, you do so quickly, with your windows up and doors locked.
Needless to say, they've got gang problems. Want to hear their latest "idea" on how to cure the problem?
Pay them off.
Yep, if you're a gang member and you agree not to shoot anyone, you can sashay your ass down to City Hall and pick up an "atta boy!" check.
Let that settle into your brain: If you're a criminal, we'll pay you not to commit a crime.
Someone want to tell me how you audit/verify that? If they're still writing checks, that must mean that all gang crime is gone, right? My BP shot up 40 point just thinking about that...
Anyways, it seems that the scheduling secretary messed up, and two rival gangs showed up for the payoffs at the same time. Oops. These criminals all got into a fist fight [link]. (I wonder if they still got their checks?)
Seven men from different parts of the city brawled in a third-floor suite that houses the city’s Office of Neighborhood Safety around 12:30 p.m. Friday, department director Devone Boggan said.Operation Peacemaker?! THAT got milk shooting out of my nose! My version of Operation Peacemaker would be arming all citizens with the namesake single-action revolver...
He said all of the men involved in the melee are enrolled in the office’s “Operation Peacemaker” fellowship and happened to show up at the office at Richmond’s Civic Center at the same time unexpectedly.
If the insanity of this payoff program isn't enough, look at the response after this fight. You MUST watch the video on the page above. The SOB director is one of those smug bastards that riddle government. He actually gave his staff instructions to NOT cooperate with police to identify the punks that destroyed tax-payer financed property.
They destroyed property, broke the rules for the program, left the scene of a crime, and the director of the program wants to turn a blind eye.
Why isn't he in jail for Obstruction of Justice?
You know what? If I lived in Richmond, I could actually get behind a program that provided anger management, and other skills to gang members (run by a private charity, of course). You can attend the classes for free, or even attend one-on-one counceling sessions. But I sure as hell wouldn't set up the program to give these bangers money to pay for this stuff. Does anyone actually believe they're going to spend the money on classes? Really?
Hey, didya hear where the country's most affluent citizens now live? No, it's not Richmond, but the idea is the same. Washington, DC citizens are now richer than those in Silicon Valley [link] -
The report shows that the National Capital Region edged out Silicon Valley to become the most affluent U.S. metropolitan areas. The typical Washington metro household earned $84,523 in 2010, compared to a national median income of $50,046. Income in the D.C. area registered a 0.8 percent drop, but that didn’t faze government bureaucrats, who kept getting automatic raises. For federal workers, total compensation with benefits jumped 3 percent in 2010 to an incredible $126,369. A separate study showed that nationwide, inflation-adjusted median household income fell 6.7 percent between June 2009 and June 2011. Figures like this feed the perception that government personnel are no longer public servants but a self-serving, privileged class.How'd you spend YOUR 3% raise? You got one, right?
I just want to vomit. You will make more money sucking off the public teat than going out and inventing something. Creating something. Manufacturing something.
How do you say, "Take us now, we're ready for the plucking," in Mandarin?
Filed under, "You're too stupid to know any better" -
These liberals who spout the, "Tax the rich" pablum drive me crazy. Now, I'm not rich. I'm not even close. I don't even know any rich folks, but that's beside the point.
These liberals, like this idiot Paul Krugman, refuse to tell the whole story when they get on their "Fair Share" bandwagon. I think the rich would be happy as all hell to just pay their fair share. What those like Krugman always leave out of their speel is this:
The top 1% earn 20% of all income in the US. They PAY 38% of the taxes. Basically, they pay DOUBLE their fair share.
Instead, this is what we hear [link] -
According to new estimates by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, one-fourth of those with incomes of more than $1 million a year pay income and payroll tax of 12.6 percent of their income or less, putting their tax burden below that of many in the middle class.Most puddin' heads read that and want to riot in the streets. Economic Justice For All!!
What Krugman left out was the other 3/4 of those with incomes over $1m and their grotesque burden. Apparently, they need better accountants.
And, of course, he left out the fact that over 50% of Americans pay NO income tax whatsoever. Guess who's making up the difference. Look in the mirror...
More, "Too stupid..." stuff -
In 16 states around the country, it is legal to grow, possess and smoke "Medical Marijuana". The federal government has no Constitutional power to limit intrastate commerce, or to restrict what people choose to put in their bodies, so the states can do as they wish in this regards.
LOL! Sorry, I slipped into a fantasy sequence for a second there.
Anyways, the feds are flexing their muscles for their highly successful War On Drugs campaign (again, LOL). They're cracking down on growers and dispensaries. Big time [link] -
Across the Central District of California, which stretches from Santa Barbara to San Bernardino counties, many of the 38 clinics have closed because landlords, threatened with criminal charges or seizure of their assets, were given just 14 days to evict their clients, a period that expires Friday. Other districts in California gave pot dispensaries more time to comply.These bastards drag out their tired old reasoning: It's a gateway drug, it's bad for kids, it's a scourage on America, blah, blah, blah.
So what? No one is forcing you to smoke pot. I ask all Anti-Druggers the same question: If pot/meth/coke/heroin were suddenly re-legalized, would you try it the next day? Me neither. I'm not stupid. And the stupid people can already obtain whatever drugs they want, but they have to get them from illegal sources.
The real reason, of course, is that the War On Drugs is the Narco Cops Full Employment Act. They'd have to give up all of their cool gear if pot were suddenly re-legalized. The prison unions, as well, would suddenly find their members out of work if you had a sudden drop in inmates. We just can't have that, now, can we?
Illegaly distilling your own alcohol is even more insane - if that's even possible. You are not allowed to take a bunch of legal ingredients - water, sugar and yeast - combine them to make alcohol, which is also legal. Then take that low-grade alcohol and distill it to make stronger alcohol - which is also legal to purchase, possess and consume.
You can go to the store and buy it, but you can't make it yourself. The BS reasoning is that you're too stupid to make it right, and you'll end up blind or dead. We all know the real reason - taxation.
Let the stupid people abuse drugs and alcohol, like they do right now. Some will die, some will ruin their lives, some will see the error of their ways and straighten up. The key is, you must let the people feel the consequences of their decisions. No government bail-outs.
Regardless, our society will be more free, and better off. We'll have smaller government, smaller jails, and examples to show children of, "That's what happens to you when you abuse drugs."
Win, win, win. Unless you're a big government proponent with cool tactical gear.
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