Bait ‘n Switch

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Liberals want to feed for lifetime and Millennials are the price catch.

“Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn’t bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish and said: “Wouldn’t you like to have that?”
Why not use the same common sense when fishing for people?”– Dale Carnegie

And the Liberals are fishing…

Giving Millennials discounts on Lyft rides is the newest attempt to bait them into subsidizing a substandard healthcare system.

Last Tuesday, federal health officials pronounced a sneaky plan to scrutinize the tax records of young people ages 18-34 and compile a list of those who paid the penalty rather than signing up for Obamacare.

Federal officials admitted they plan to use this list to target Millennials with emails and enticements to pressure them into joining Obamacare. Sweeteners to be dangled like bait in front of Millennials include reduced fares with the hipster rideshare service known as Lyft.

“Insurance companies need robust enrollment of healthy young people to balance the costs of caring for older, sicker adults, who signed up in droves for insurance under so-called Obamacare,” reports the Associated Press.

Thanks to Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, we now know this administration relied on the so-called “stupidity of the American voter” and a “lack of transparency” to pass the Affordable Care Act.

I don’t care what Jonathan Gruber thinks. My Millennial peers and I are not mindless fish that will gobble up hooks as long as they hold juicy worms.

Millennials are being bullied into shouldering the burden of crony healthcare reform. Instead of increasing affordability, the Affordable Healthcare Act raised premiums and penalties for young people. The law also dramatically reduced our healthcare options.

Monthly healthcare premiums jumped 30 percent for young women and 73 percent for young men between 2013 and 2014 alone. Which helps explain why some 12.7 million Millennials are still uninsured—and Millennials now comprise 45 percent of all taxpayers paying a penalty or claiming an exemption—up from 30 percent of all taxpayers in 2014.

Young and healthy—and also unemployed, underemployed, or in massive college debt—millions of Millennials chose to pay the $325 penalty in 2015 rather than overpay for insurance they wouldn’t use.

In 2016, the penalty for not having health insurance increases to $695. Unfortunately, many Millennials don’t realize that they can legally avoid paying the penalty and get a form of emergency health protection by being a good-standing member of a healthcare sharing ministry. (I’ve done so for the past two years.) We all need to help educate Millennials so they know they have legitimate alternatives to being used as political pawns.

I explain in my chapter titled “Young and Hellthy,” how presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton conjured up Hillarycare long before Obama invented Obamacare. Her version of Obamacare—which she pushed as first lady while her husband Bill was president—flopped because drug companies launched a major ad campaign to fight the legislation. Voters had a chance to see what was in Hillarycare before it passed, and consequently it didn’t pass.

In contrast, as Jonathan Gruber conceded, President Obama succeeded in passing Obamacare through a lack of transparency. Obama’s administration claimed to be improving healthcare for Americans while working behind closed doors to broker deals with Big Pharma—regardless of whether doing so would raise healthcare premiums and decrease the quality of patient care. 

“British and Canadian healthcare systems work great, why are you worried?” someone might counter. Actually, socialized healthcare doesn’t work so well for Brits or Canadians. 3.4 million Brits were on medical waiting lists as of the summer of 2015—up 36 percent from 2010—according to Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute.

No wonder Brits eagerly voted to exit the EU last week! They’re tired of a broken and corrupt political system. Also according to Pipes, every year at least 52,000 Canadians come to the United States for medical treatment and Canadians wait for care “97 percent longer than they did in 1993.”

Progressives need to rethink their regressive healthcare schemes. Meanwhile, my Millennial friends, don’t take the bait.

We have a nice new shiny thing… 🙂

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Gee, it took less time than I thought.

Now to the “Don’t do as I do, do as I say” Liberal category.

Apparently, Liberals are mad that Omar Mateen was a Muslim, and he dared to proclaim he was a ‘radical’ muslim to boot. Then the most evil being on Earth (according to Liberals of the moment) supplanting the Devil himself, George W Bush, dared to rub their collective faces in it.

That being Donald Trump.

That galls them no end.

The presumptive Republican nominee tweeted that Omar Mateen’s slaughter of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, proves he was right about the threat of Muslim terrorists and that the ban he proposed on all Muslims entering the country—something he later referred to as a suggestion—would have somehow prevented Mateen (a U.S. citizen) from committing this atrocity.

Trump is also apparently calling on President Obama to resign for not saying the three magic words “radical Islamic terrorism,” nevermind the fact that Obama called it an “attack on all of us.” lynch3

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has told the gay community “we stand with you” and insisted that investigators are continuing to follow leads on the gunman and mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub…

She wouldn’t give specifics about the investigation or a possible motive. She said “people often act out of more than one motivation” and called the June 12 massacre at the gay club “clearly an act of terror and an act of hate.” She added that a motive may never be known. (WFTV)

Of course not. How could we ever know his real motive? Just because Mateen explained exactly why he did it to anybody who’d listen, that doesn’t mean it’s really why he did it.

So Mateen claim proclaim it to the heavens above and depths below.

But Liberals will refuse to admit to it. Because we all know that they are NEVER wrong. It’s always someone else’s fault. They are the vastly superior form of Life on this planet and you should bow down on your knees and grovel at their toes because you are so not worthy of their enlightenment.

So if reality is wrong, in their view, then you are wrong to insist that it is wrong.

In this case, Donald Trump.

He was right. And that galls them.

But what galls them much more is that he’s crowing about it.

NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE!!  someone once said. 🙂

After all, it’s not like the Democrats haven’t been abusing their power for their own agenda.

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The childish sit-in, with it’s ARMED Security, catered meals and fundraising appeals was childish enough, don’t you think?

But remember, kiddies, you can’t do as they do! Just do as they say!

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So don’t ever use a Crisis for your own gain, unless you’re already a Liberal. 🙂

For Trump, mass murder and tragedy are often opportunities to plug a political belief or flaunt the fact that he got a hasty prediction right.

Yeah, and those Gun Control/Strip Due Process Bills Dem-Boys?… 🙂

Not only is Trump rushing to profit politically from Orlando; he is also bulldozing the truth to do it.

This would be laughable, if I didn’t know that the earnest little Liberal who wrote it was 100% serious about his outrage that a non-Liberal politicians was taking political advantage of a tragedy.

How dare you use our playbook against us! That’s not “fair”!! 🙂

Waaaahh!!! Make him stop!

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Sowell Fraud

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress.

But the Supreme Court also exceeded its own authority by granting the University of Texas an exemption from the Constitution’s requirement of “equal protection of the laws,” by voting that racial preferences for student admissions were legal.

Supreme Court decisions in affirmative action cases are the longest running fraud since the 1896 decision upholding racial segregation laws in the Jim Crow South, on grounds that “separate but equal” facilities were consistent with the Constitution. Everybody knew that those facilities were separate but by no means equal. Nevertheless, this charade lasted until 1954.

The Supreme Court’s affirmative action cases have now lasted since 1974 when, in the case of “DeFunis v. Odegaard,” the Court voted 5 to 4 that this particular case was moot, which spared the justices from having to vote on its merits.

While the 1896 “separate but equal” decision lasted 58 years, the Supreme Court’s affirmative action cases have now had 42 years of evasion, sophistry and fraud, with no end in sight.

One sign of the erosion of principles over the years is that even one of the Court’s most liberal judicial activists, Justice William O. Douglas, could not stomach affirmative action in 1974, and voted to condemn it, rather than declare the issue moot.

But now, in 2016, the supposedly conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy voted to uphold the University of Texas’ racial preferences. Perhaps the atmosphere inside the Washington Beltway wears down opposition to affirmative action, much as water can eventually wear down rock and create the Grand Canyon.

We have heard much this year about the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of the great Justice Antonin Scalia — and rightly so. But there are two vacancies on the Supreme Court. The other vacancy is Anthony Kennedy.

The human tragedy, amid all the legal evasions and frauds is that, while many laws and policies sacrifice some people for the sake of other people, affirmative action manages to harm blacks, whites, Asians and others, even if in different ways.

Students who are kept out of a college because other students are admitted instead, under racial quotas, obviously lose opportunities they would otherwise have had.

But minority students admitted to institutions whose academic standards they do not meet are all too often needlessly turned into failures, even when they have the prerequisites for success in some other institution whose normal standards they do meet.

When black students who scored at the 90th percentile in math were admitted to M.I.T., where the other students scored at the 99th percentile, a significant number of black students failed to graduate there, even though they could have graduated with honors at most other academic institutions.

We do not have so many students with that kind of ability that we can afford to sacrifice them on the altar to political correctness.

Such negative consequences of mismatching minority students with institutions, for the sake of racial body count, have been documented in a number of studies, most notably “Mismatch,” a book by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr., whose sub-title is: “How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It.”

When racial preferences in student admissions in the University of California system were banned, the number of black and Hispanic students in the system declined slightly, but the number actually graduating rose substantially. So did the number graduating with degrees in tough subjects like math, science and engineering.

But hard facts carry no such weight among politicians as magic words like “diversity” — a word repeated endlessly, without one speck of evidence to back up its sweeping claims of benefits. It too is part of the Supreme Court fraud, going back to a 1978 decision that seemingly banned racial quotas — unless the word “diversity” was used instead of “quotas.”

Seeming to ban racial preferences, while letting them continue under another name, was clever politically. But the last thing we need in Washington are nine more politicians, wearing judicial robes.

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Bait and Hook

Katie Keiffer:

Giving Millennials discounts on Lyft rides is the newest attempt to bait them into subsidizing a substandard healthcare system.

Next Coupon, A Groupon Discount…

Last Tuesday, federal health officials pronounced a sneaky plan to scrutinize the tax records of young people ages 18-34 and compile a list of those who paid the penalty rather than signing up for Obamacare.

Federal officials admitted they plan to use this list to target Millennials with emails and enticements to pressure them into joining Obamacare. Sweeteners to be dangled like bait in front of Millennials include reduced fares with the hipster rideshare service known as Lyft.

“Insurance companies need robust enrollment of healthy young people to balance the costs of caring for older, sicker adults, who signed up in droves for insurance under so-called Obamacare,” reports the Associated Press.

Thanks to Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, we now know this administration relied on the so-called “stupidity of the American voter” and a “lack of transparency” to pass the Affordable Care Act.

I don’t care what Jonathan Gruber thinks. My Millennial peers and I are not mindless fish that will gobble up hooks as long as they hold juicy worms.

I diasagree. I think that Liberals have trained them for it. That’s why they cynically want to use this method to appeal to their greed.

Millennials are being bullied into shouldering the burden of crony healthcare reform.

Yes, they are. They are also being told that they have to vote for the “woman” for President because the evil rich white male is a bad.

And the Sheeple are following it.

Instead of increasing affordability, the Affordable Healthcare Act raised premiums and penalties for young people. The law also dramatically reduced our healthcare options.

It was NEVER about affordability. It was about CONTROL. Still is.

Monthly healthcare premiums jumped 30 percent for young women and 73 percent for young men between 2013 and 2014 alone. Which helps explain why some 12.7 million Millennials are still uninsured—and Millennials now comprise 45 percent of all taxpayers paying a penalty or claiming an exemption—up from 30 percent of all taxpayers in 2014.

You assume The Democrats actually care…The Agenda is The Agenda.

Young and healthy—and also unemployed, underemployed, or in massive college debt—millions of Millennials chose to pay the $325 penalty in 2015 rather than overpay for insurance they wouldn’t use.

But that’s not their fault, according to The Left. That’s the fault of evil capitalists. Your a “victim”. it’s not “fair”.

Of course it’s not. But the Democrats are hardly going to tell their sheeple that they are the Wolf in their own hen house.

In 2016, the penalty for not having health insurance increases to $695. Unfortunately, many Millennials don’t realize that they can legally avoid paying the penalty and get a form of emergency health protection by being a good-standing member of a healthcare sharing ministry. (I’ve done so for the past two years.) We all need to help educate Millennials so they know they have legitimate alternatives to being used as political pawns.

The Democrats don’t want you to think so.Neither does the Liberal Media or Education Establishment that has a vested political interest in making sure you’re as narcissistic as possible.

I explain in my chapter titled “Young and Hellthy,” how presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton conjured up Hillarycare long before Obama invented Obamacare. Her version of Obamacare—which she pushed as first lady while her husband Bill was president—flopped because drug companies launched a major ad campaign to fight the legislation. Voters had a chance to see what was in Hillarycare before it passed, and consequently it didn’t pass.

But yet, here it comes again and Millenials are “Excited” by it or “scared” of Trump (same difference to Democrats).

They are a means to an end. Period.

In contrast, as Jonathan Gruber conceded, President Obama succeeded in passing Obamacare through a lack of transparency. Obama’s administration claimed to be improving healthcare for Americans while working behind closed doors to broker deals with Big Pharma—regardless of whether doing so would raise healthcare premiums and decrease the quality of patient care. 

They didn’t care. They Agenda was The Agenda. Then end justifies the means. Still does, to them.

“British and Canadian healthcare systems work great, why are you worried?” someone might counter. Actually, socialized healthcare doesn’t work so well for Brits or Canadians. 3.4 million Brits were on medical waiting lists as of the summer of 2015—up 36 percent from 2010—according to Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute.

No wonder Brits eagerly voted to exit the EU last week! They’re tired of a broken and corrupt political system. Also according to Pipes, every year at least 52,000 Canadians come to the United States for medical treatment and Canadians wait for care “97 percent longer than they did in 1993.”

Progressives need to rethink their regressive healthcare schemes. Meanwhile, my Millennial friends, don’t take the bait.

Progressive will not re-think anything. They aren’t capable of that. They have Sanctimony, Ego, Narcissism, and tenacity of an Pit Bull with it’s jaws locked around your throat on their side. They see no reason to change there Holy Mission.

“Proof Denies Faith, and without Faith I am Nothing”– Douglas Adams.

Progressive Liberals have faith in their own Egos. They possibly be wrong. About anything. Ever.

Their universe…Their Reality…Just doesn’t work that way.

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The Truth is Not Out There

The Truth Has Been (Omitted)

By Ben Shapiro | June 23, 2016 | 9:25 AM EDT

President Barack Hussein Obama (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Barack Obama is a dramatic failure.

His economy has been a slow-motion train wreck. His domestic policy has driven racial antagonism to renewed heights and divided Americans from each other along lines of religion and sexual orientation. On foreign policy he has set the world aflame in the name of pretty, meaningless verbiage and a less hegemonic America.

But there’s good news: At least he controls the information flow.

This week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Americans to believe her rather than their own lying eyes. First, she openly admitted that the FBI would censor the 911 phone call of the jihadi Omar Mateen who murdered 49 Americans at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The FBI, she said, would remove explicit references to ISIS, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Islam.

The resulting transcript was a masterpiece of hilarious redaction. Here’s just a taste: “In the name of God the Merciful, the beneficial (in Arabic) … Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of (in Arabic). I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings. … My name is I pledge of allegiance to (omitted). … I pledge allegiance to (omitted), may God protect him (in Arabic) on behalf (omitted).”

This memory holing would make George Orwell cry. In this iteration, Allah becomes God (See, Islam is just like Judaism and Christianity!), but we can’t mention terrorist groups and their leaders. In fact, more than a week after the attack, Lynch told the press she didn’t know the jihadi’s motivation — a motivation clearly stated in the transcript she released.

Insanity.

But this is not unusual for the Obama administration. We know that in the run-up to the Iran deal the Obama administration simply altered reality to fit its narrative: It had fiction writer and deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes cook up an account where negotiations with the terror state began only after the accession of “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani. Never mind that Obama and company had been negotiating with the mullahs behind the scenes for years before that. The narrative had to be falsified and upheld. When the State Department was forced to admit those lies in a press conference, the White House conveniently chopped out that section of the taped conference for public release.

We also know that the Obama administration lied openly about Obamacare. It knew from the beginning that you couldn’t keep your doctor or your plan. It simply hid that fact for years. We know that the Obama State Department sliced out a section of transcript mentioning radical Islam when French President Francois Hollande visited the United States.

He who controls the information flow controls reality.

And the Obama administration is already rewriting reality for the historians of decades hence. We won’t find out where they hid most of the political bodies until too late — just as we won’t find out what Clinton hid in her private server until far too late.

This is why a government must not be trusted with massive power. Politicians have every incentive not just to lie in the present but to lie with an eye toward the future. The more power they have over us, the more power they have over the reality we see — and the more they think they can get away with manipulating that reality.

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Brexit Baby!

We are Outta Here!  say Britain.

Global Economy/”immigrant” migration beware. 🙂

And they have the arrogance of King Obama to thank for it. Like his hysterical Historical predecessor King George III he helped make Britons want to break off and reform their own country (Again!).

UPDATE: UKIP’s Nigel Farage said that Obama getting involved in the Brexit referendum gave the “Leave” camp a big boost (via The Hill):

“Threatening people too much insults their intelligence,” the United Kingdom Independence Party head said.“A lot of people in Britain said, ‘How dare the American president come here and tell us what to do?’ ” Farage continued on Sirius XM’s “Breitbart News Daily,” citing Obama’s U.K. trip in April.

“It backfired. We got an Obama-Brexit bounce, because people do not want foreign leaders telling them how to think and vote.”

But that’s what our King does best, or at most often. :)He is after all Homo Superior Liberalis, that superior form of life that wants to run the Us and then the UN and thus run the World as well because they are just so vastly superior to us mere mortals in every conceivable way (at least that their ego can conceive).***Former Conservative MP Louise Mensch cited President Obama sticking his beak in a British issue over the then-looming vote over whether the nation would remain in the European Union. Yesterday Britain made their choice known: they want out. And Mensch noted that once Obama decided to overreach and tell British voters that they should remain in the EU, support for the Leave camp increased. In the end, it seems to have been a contributing factor in the UK’s decision to say goodbye to the massive political project, long criticized, among other things, for usurping sovereignty among its member nations.

And Obama is an expert in usurping power. 🙂

That point was referenced during the coverage of the vote last night by Fox Business’ Stuart Varney, who said that President Obama planned on calling Prime Minister David Cameron at some point today over the results, quipping that he’s probably going to apologize for “ruining the vote.”

In short, one could argue that Obama stepped in it—and it’s not the first time the president’s mouth has cost him or his allies politically. This is one of many failures brought on by Obama’s arrogance that his learned diction can sway minds. It certainly hasn’t worked on the Russians, who view him (rightly) as a lightweight. That’s how they’re able to buzz our warships with fighter jets and annex Crimea from Ukraine. It’s how Syria is still a mess. It’s how the security concerns over absorbing 10,000 Syrian refugees, some of which could be infiltrated by ISIS, haven’t subsided.

As I mentioned in a previous post on Obama and Brexit, the most thorough takedown of Obama’s false power of speech came from conservative commentator George Will, who said in 2011:

“He [Obama] went to Massachusetts to campaign against Scott Brown; Brown is now a senator. He went to New Jersey to campaign against Chris Christie, who is now governor. He went to Virginia to campaign against Bob McDonnell, who is now governor. He campaigned for the health care plan extensively; it became less popular. He campaigned in 2010 for the Democrats; they were shellacked. He began, in a sense, his presidency flying to Copenhagen to get Chicago the Olympics, Chicago is the first city eliminated. There is no evidence that the man has rhetorical powers that he’s relying on.”

Now, we can add Brexit to the list, and it’s a mighty consequential failure; one that is going to impact a whole generation of British citizens. For Obama, it’s just another failure. For Cameron, it could be the end of his political career.

And it was. That’s King Obama, you did it again.

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Gunning For You

ironyRobert Gehl reports that House Democrats are still staging their ridiculous sit-in, feigning mock indignation because Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to cave and allow a vote to strip Americans of their constitutional rights if they’re put on a secret government list.

Because that’s what it is, really.

The liberal media will tell you Republicans are in the NRA’s back pocket – that they’re doing their bidding. They’ll say the Democrats are “courageous” and “inspiring.” What nonsense.

Here’s what’s courageous: Standing up in defense of due process in the face of withering attacks from all sides. Even the GOP presidential candidate is wiggly on the issue.

It is not courageous to stand up (or sit down) against the constitution, against due process and against one of America’s core concepts: Innocent until proven guilty.

But with Liberal they want you to be Guilty first. Big Brother wants you to be guilty, because then you can’t possibly be innocent.

Innocence can’t happen if you commit a Thoughtcrime. And a Thoughtcrime is disagreeing with your Liberal Lord & masters. They know all. They see All. They are all.

Those House Democrats really had it rough Wednesday night. They had to sit on the floor – for hours. It’s true, during their gun control sit-in on Capitol Hill, liberal lawmakers were making themselves out to be social justice martyrs.

Now, after the fact, we have plenty of evidence to suggest it was all just a fundraising stunt and they were using the Orlando tragedy for political gain – but at the time they tried to pretend they were making a difference.  For Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA), she let her Twitter followers know she was even battling the elements during the protest.

They had catered means and armed guards (with REAL guns)also.

“We shall overcome”…Disgraceful. Disgusting. But the Liberal lap dogs will eat up like crack cocaine.

“We’re not going to take away a citizen’s constitutional rights without due process,” Ryan said on CNN.

 NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE… 🙂

You can call it a “terrorist watch list” or a “middle-school honor roll,” but giving the government the authority to strip any American of any of their unalienable rights without due process is unconstitutional and anti-American.

No matter to Democrats. They think they have a winning issue here. Listen to Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights legend:

“What is the tipping point? Are we blind? Can we see? How many more mothers, how many more fathers need to shed tears of grief before we do something?” exclaimed Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who kicked off the sit-in. “We have been too quiet for too long. There comes a time when you have to say something, when you have to make a little noise, when you have to move your feet. This is the time. Now is the time to get in the way. The time to act is now. We will be silent no more.”

“Shame! SHAME!” They shouted from the floor at Republicans.

Here’s how USA today played it:

“I am prepared to stay here until hell freezes over,’’ Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said. “We’re here because we can’t take it anymore … We can’t take burying our young people.”

Rep, G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., who is chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Republicans calling the demonstration a stunt, “is really an insult.’’

“Write this date down — June 22. It’s the beginning of a movement,” he said. “This is just the beginning.’’

 

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn, who led the nearly 15-hour filibuster in the Senate, went over to the House floor to show his support.

“This is an extraordinary tactic,” he said as he headed into the chamber shortly after noon. But, he added, “This is an exceptional time.”

House Republicans must not cave to these demands. We can never give up our cherished right to due process in the guise of being “safer.”

Another attempt at gun control faltered in the U.S. Congress on Thursday despite outrage at the Orlando massacre, as a proposed ban on firearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism barely avoided being killed in the Senate. (The Liberal Repulicans attempted a “compromise”).

We all know it was the Gun’s Fault!

“It’s not a struggle that lasts for one day, or one week, or one month, or one year,” said Representative John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia and a key figure in the civil rights protests of the 1960s. “We’re going to win the struggle,” said Lewis, who led the House sit-in.

We Will Take away your Fifth & 14th Amendment’s “Due Process Clause” rights eventually because we all know everyone is Guilty and Big Brother is Watching you.

Then we can do the 2nd, and the 1st, and the 10th…etc.

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY

Clause 39 of Magna Carta provided:

No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land.
The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides:

[N]or shall any person . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law . . . .

Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides:

[N]or shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law . . .

Unless you get in the way of the Liberal Agenda, then you’re shit…Because you are obviously Guilty…

Especially if Queen Hillary gets to appoint a Progressive Socialist Majority on The Supreme Court!

And Paul Ryan is right: The core issue is whether to deny a fundamental right to people who have not been convicted of anything. They’re on a list, created by the executive branch, that is completely secret. People on the list are never told why, never given an explanation, and have no right to challenge their status.

Because Big Brother is Watching you!!! Thoughtcrime is Death!

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Fact Resistant

Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.

More worryingly, Logsdon said, “As facts have multiplied, their defenses against those facts have only grown more powerful.”

While scientists have no clear understanding of the mechanisms that prevent the fact-resistant humans from absorbing data, they theorize that the strain may have developed the ability to intercept and discard information en route from the auditory nerve to the brain. “The normal functions of human consciousness have been completely nullified,” Logsdon said.

While reaffirming the gloomy assessments of the study, Logsdon held out hope that the threat of fact-resistant humans could be mitigated in the future. “Our research is very preliminary, but it’s possible that they will become more receptive to facts once they are in an environment without food, water, or oxygen,” he said. (24media)

And here’s one of the way of inoculating people with it.

On his nightly show, Bill O’Reilly trumpeted, “New study by the conservative Media Research Center. It says that so far in the campaign 432 minutes were devoted to Trump controversies by the evening network newscasts. Just 105 minutes were spent on Hillary Clinton’s controversies including the big email investigation.” 

The Media Research Center looked at more than 1,000 presidential election stories covered by networks from January 1st, through June 7th. It found controversies involving Trump got four times as much coverage as Clinton scandals. This chart showing the Republican presumptive nominee getting 432 minutes of coverage compared to Clinton’s 105. 

Sean Hannity saw this as “stunning proof that the mainstream elite media is in the tank for Hillary Clinton.” He contrasted, “They devoted four times more air time covering Trump’s so-called controversies than they did reporting on Hillary Clinton’s numerous scandals.” 

In the study, author Rich Noyes revealed, “Compared to Clinton, a much higher percentage of Trump’s airtime (40 percent, or 432 minutes) was spent discussing the controversies surrounding the Republican’s candidacy. Only 18 percent of Clinton’s coverage (105 minutes) was spent discussing similar controversies, as network reporters paid scant attention to stories that would have garnered far more airtime had Trump been involved.”

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2016/06/22/fox-touts-stunning-mrc-study-media-yawning-hillarys-scandals

Immunize people with Anti-Trump virus. Ignore Hillary. 🙂

 

Republicans For Hillary

Mike Gallagher: My inbox was filled with excited emails from fellow Republicans reveling in the rough patch that Donald Trump seemed to be experiencing. “He’s finally done!” one exclaimed. “We tried to warn you guys of the catastrophe of Trump” said another. And this gem: “I’m so glad I refused to board the Trump Train now that it has officially derailed.” Never mind that every poll has Trump within striking distance of Mrs. Clinton or the release of another survey showing that 25% of Americans are undecided. These guys are convinced – for the umpteenth time this year – that it’s all over for the remaining Republican candidate.

For people who never tire of telling the world what a moral high ground they’ve taken in opposing Donald Trump, they sure don’t seem to mind offering up a bellyful of gloats and taunts.

The news that Trump’s campaign coffers are dwarfed by Hillary’s and that Corey Lewandowski is out as campaign manager is being received with delighted satisfaction by many of those who are still miffed at the record-setting number of primary voters who picked Trump over the rest of the GOP field. But try asking many of these so-called “Never-Trumpers” why they persist when they have to know that failing to elect Trump will result in Clinton becoming commander-in-chief (shudder), and they fail to come up with a substantive answer. “I plan on writing in a third party candidate” they offer. Or, “I’m just going to stay home on Election Day; now that’ll show ‘em!” is another perplexing response.

Some of them, notably Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal, are perfectly willing to admit their preference for Clinton over the Republican. Electing her would be the best outcome for conservatism in 2016 since Trump is no conservative, he wrote. But most, undoubtedly mindful of the Constitution, our sovereignty, or any of the other things she’d eliminate faster than a cache full of emails, are unwilling to take that plunge. So they’re left dithering about their righteous and indignant opposition to the man while refusing to own the ominous outcome of their position.

It’s time for them to come clean.

In 1972, former Texas Governor John Connally led “Democrats for Nixon.” A Democrat who had been JFK’s Secretary of the Navy, Connally believed that as many as 20 million Democrats would cross over to vote for Nixon because George McGovern wasn’t qualified to lead the nation, particularly because of his proposals for military cutbacks.

I suggest a similar path for Republicans unwilling to support Mr. Trump. Instead of wallowing in limbo over who should actually be elected the next president, they should admit, once and for all, that their efforts are only going to help get Hillary Rodham Clinton the keys to the White House (again). They know full well that their petulant behavior and unwillingness to accept the will of the millions of people who voted for Trump to represent them only serve the interests of the Democrats who want another 8 years of Barack Obama’s ideology.

And I ask fellow Americans who continue to be mystified at the destructive efforts of some of their former allies in the Republican Party to borrow a page from history and call them what they are: “Republicans for Hillary.” Never again will I call them part of the Never Trump movement. This game of pretending that to be Never Trump doesn’t lead to a President Hillary Clinton has to end.

Donald Trump is clearly the underdog in this race. Just about every organized institution has thrown everything it has at him. And they won’t stop until they get their wish, that Hillary Clinton will be sworn in on January 20, 2017.

May those of us who respect the will of the people and have a realistic view of the choice for president at least possess the ability to call political opponents by their proper name.

So “Republicans for Hillary” it is.

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Feel The Love and Tolerance

George Soros and his paid rabble and the mindless zombie hoard were busy in AZ over the Weekend when Trump was here. Hope they enjoyed the weather! 🙂

An anti-Trump protester in Arizona held up a “Make America Mexico Again” sign as anti-Trump agitators demonstrated ahead of Trump’s Saturday visit to the Grand Canyon State.

That’s why they are voting for the Corrupt Socialist! (because she’s a woman).

 

The agitators also inflated a Trump KKK balloon and put up a “Make America Hate Again” sign at the demonstration. The inflatables were reportedly donated to the pro-amnesty group that organized the protest.

Just feel the love…

 

The last time Trump was in Arizona, anti-Trump agitators and pro-amnesty advocates blocked a highway and even chained themselves to cars to prevent Trump supporters from attending his rally. After Trump’s Tuscon rally in March, anti-Trump agitators taunted and threatened Trump supporters as they entered and left the venue.

A Tuscon police officer who attended the event as a private citizen said though he felt safe around Trump’s supporters, he did not feel safe around the anti-Trump agitators, whom he called “the most hateful, evil people he has ever seen.”

The Lion’s Guard bikers group has vowed to protect Trump’s supporters during his Saturday event in Phoenix.

And they did.

Politically Correct Transparent Leopard

Another example of Liberal indiscriminateness (where they are too Politically Correct to “discrimate” against Muslims, even terrorists). A Thoughtcrime has been averted!

In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the police during his rampage.

“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch said. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”

“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch said about the decision to redact.

Because we are too busy furthering Our Own Propaganda! 🙂

Never Let a Crisis go to Waste (Gun Control) and Never miss an opportunity to further one’s own Agenda.

“This was an act of terror and an act of hate, targeted against a community, the LGBT community, the Latino community. And, of course, the LGBT community is so far — far too often the victim of these types of crimes.”

Not RADICAL ISLAMIC TERROR!

Nope to see there.

After all, if you don’t say it, or rewrite it,  it didn’t happen right?

Lynch: We Will Be ‘Transparent as Possible’ on Prior Contact We Had with Orlando Terrorist
“We’re going to go back and look at everything we did in connection with him and be as transparent as possible about how it evolved, what developed and what changes we could have made”

“But the plans were on display…”
“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”
“That’s the display department.”
“With a flashlight.”
“Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.”
“So had the stairs.”
“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?”
“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.”–Douglas Adams

So beware the Politically Correct Transparent Leopard in the room.

 

 

Hatred Insanity

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I am struck by the overwhelming majority of my friends who say they will vote for Hillary DESPITE the fact that they know she totally corrupt, should be in jail, and is a totally power mad Socialist who will make this country a living Hell.

But it’s better than voting for Trump.

I am no big fan of Trump.

But really?  Hillary??

I just don’t get it.

I guess the Devil you know is totally corrupt and will rape and destroy you is better??

I just don’t understand.

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And it’s not like the Media is going to be “fair” or “Journalists”… 🙂

Derek Hunter:

A stench of hatred was in the air, so palpable you could taste it. How anyone could feel such animosity toward people they’d never met, who’d done nothing but lead their lives in a way that harmed no one but did not conform to the world view of the man who wished to see them gone is something rational people cannot comprehend.

More confusing still was how that man and his likeminded comrades, so full of contempt for their fellow man, had obtained positions of power and gotten their leader twice elected president of the United States.

From President Obama and Hillary Clinton to Senate Democrats and the media, there is nothing out of bounds when it comes to what a progressive liberal can accuse a Republican of doing.

If you only watch network news and read the New York Times you easily could come away with the impression that last Sunday morning a conservative Christian man, draped in crosses and screaming “Make America Great Again,” walked into a gay bar and murdered 49 people on direct orders from Republican National Committee headquarters located in the basement of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters, naturally, in a space they rent from Fox News.

What kind of sick monsters blame the horrific actions of one man on their political opponents? A lot of them, it turns out.

To call the Orlando killer a man is being generous; he’s a now-rotting pile of human garbage stuffed with animal excrement. He also was, unquestionably, a radical Islamo-fascist committing a coward’s act against unsuspecting, unarmed people. Not sure why radical Islam deifies those who slaughter the defenseless – do they really think God looks fondly on the equivalent of pushing grandma down the stairs?

Although the poltroon declared his reasons, unambiguously, to the police and a local news station, Democrats saw an opportunity to advance their agenda of limiting the rights of all Americans. Ignoring the truth, every branch of the progressive left simultaneously and sanctimoniously struck the same cord – it was the gun’s fault.

There are as many, if not more, guns in this country than there are people. Yet, seemingly miraculously, if you believe the left, all but a rounding error percentage of gun owners manage to resist the urge to use that inanimate object to kill. Despite the “homophobic culture” leftists believe Americans live in, real “hate crimes” are rare.

In 2014, there were 1,402 reported “hate crimes” against homosexuals. The FBI defines a hate crime as “as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.” When you divide the population of the country by the number of anti-gay hate crimes reported, you have to go 6 zeroes past the decimal point before you hit a number, .000004. Hardly an epidemic.

 

The Orlando monster may have targeted the Pulse nightclub because it was a gay club (though he scouted Disney World too), but he committed his cowardly act because of radical Islam.

It’s more likely he wanted a soft target with the potential for a large body count with little resistance. People crammed into a small, loud, dark space presented just that.

Yet Democrats would have you believe somehow this jihadi wasn’t spurred to action through radical Islam, but Christianity and conservatism. That attempt is its own breed of evil and can come about only through pure hatred.

Pure hatred is the currency of the Democratic Party in the 21st century. Democrats try to blame their political opponents for every act of evil or terrorism committed on US soil. The media parrots these nefarious charges as gospel. The truth eventually comes out but only after the lie has taken root with many.

That’s how a registered Democrat and radical Islamist walks into a gay bar and murders dozens, and the debate focuses on the NRA and conservatives. The “grand lie” of Democrats becomes the narrative, so much so that when Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., states “due process is what’s killing us now,” it’s viewed as unremarkable by the media. The constitutional guarantee of a presumption of innocence until proven guilty was cast away like a dented penny into a fountain, and journalists treated it as a non-event.

 

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., launched a coordinated filibuster to demand all Americans have their rights curtailed as punishment for the horrific actions of one person. The government doesn’t make all children wards of the state because one parent was neglectful, but all Second Amendment rights must be squeezed because one angry, evil man did wrong.

As the Washington Examiner’s David Freddoso put it, “Not since Strom Thurmond had anyone seized the Senate floor for so long to deprive Americans of constitutional rights.”

Murphy mournfully recalled the memories of the children murdered in Newtown, then danced on their graves and those of the victims in Orlando by sending a fundraising email for Hillary Clinton on the subject the very next day.

 

Shameless. But not a bit surprising. Emboldened by their protectors with press passes, there is nothing they won’t exploit; nothing sacred or out of bounds.

The ends justify the means for the political left – and always have. Motivated by hate – for opponents, the Constitution and anyone who won’t submit to their belief of moral and intellectual superiority – there is no depth to which they will not sink, no pile of bodies on which they will not dance to advance their agenda. In then end it’s sad, it’s disturbing, it’s fascistic, and it’s progressive…and we are not, which is why they hate us.

 

Why Liberals Love Islam

Townhall:

“I also now realize, with brutal clarity, that in the progressive hierarchy of identity groups, Muslims are above gays. Every pundit and politician — and that includes President Obama and Hillary Clinton and half the talking heads on TV — who today have said ‘We don’t know what the shooter’s motivation could possibly be!’ have revealed to me their true priorities: appeasing Muslims is more important than defending the lives of gay people. Every progressive who runs interference for Islamic murderers is complicit in those murders, and I can no longer be a part of that team.” — Anonymous at PJ Media

Liberalism is generally hostile to Christianity and it particularly seems to dislike anyone who has strong religious convictions that conflict with liberalism. This describes every devout Muslim on the planet.

Some Liberals even say that they dislike Muslims and Christians because they are religious, but when push comes to shove, it’s Christians they hate. They are more immediate. They are much lower hanging fruit.

Everyone hates Christians, right? 🙂

At first glance, the liberal approach to Islam makes no sense whatsoever.

Liberals go on and on endlessly about a war on women and Islam treats women like garbage. In many parts of the Islamic world, women are forced to wear burkas or veils, are given clitoridectomies to take the pleasure out of sex for them, can’t leave the house or drive without a male relative and may be raped or beaten with impunity.

Libs obsess endlessly about gun violence and constantly trash our troops when they accidentally kill civilians. In a large minority of the Islamic world (and a majority in many more fundamentalist countries), innocent women and children are considered fair game and terrorists who murder them in large numbers in places like the Palestinian territories are considered to be heroes.

Jews are the evil oppressors when they retaliate against thousands of rockets lobbed at them. The evil bastards…

The Left has gone so insane over imaginary violations of “gay rights” that liberals are in favor of driving Christians out of any profession that caters to weddings and they insist that women have to use the bathroom with men because the less than .2% of men who “feel like” women would be uncomfortable using the men’s bathroom. Meanwhile, Islam goes with homophobia the way peanut butter goes with jelly. There are a number of Islamic countries where being gay is a crime with jail or even DEATH as the penalty.

Liberals don’t care. They may feign it. But not really.

It would be a Thoughtcrime. Thoughtcrime is death.

So, how can liberals continue to turn a blind eye to all of this?

As my friend Evan Sayet has explained, it has to do with the liberal emphasis on “indiscriminateness.”

Or Moral Relativism.

They were raised to believe that indiscriminateness is a moral imperative. That the only way to be moral is to not discriminate between right and wrong, good and evil, better and worse, truth and lies because your act of discrimination – discriminating between these things might just be a reflection of your personal discrimination, your bigotries.

And the only control left is Government.

They were raised to believe that indiscriminateness is a moral imperative because its opposite is the evil of having discriminated. The second bullet point, and this is an essential corollary, is that indiscriminateness of thought does not lead to indiscriminateness of policy. It leads the modern liberal to invariably side with evil over good, wrong over right and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success. Why? Very simply if nothing is to be recognized as better or worse than anything else then success is de facto unjust.

Competition is unjust. Morality is unjust.

There is no explanation for success if nothing is better than anything else and the greater the success the greater the injustice. Conversely and for the same reason, failure is de facto proof of victimization and the greater the failure, the greater the proof of the victim is, or the greater the victimization.

Failure is ALWAYS the option. But don’t worry, it wasn’t your fault. It was “unfair” to begin with.

Once you understand this facet of liberal thinking, many of the illogical things that liberals believe make more sense.

Why are American liberals so hostile to the rich? As that old quote often attributed to Honoré de Balzac goes, “Behind every great fortune there is a crime.” That’s the thinking.

 

Why do so many liberals seem to loathe America even though we’re the richest, most successful country in history? Because the very fact that we’re the richest, most successful country in history proves we must be doing something wrong and unfair.

Why do white Americans have to be benefitting from racism and “white privilege?” Because white Americans are a majority in the United States and they’re doing better than most other racial groups.

Additionally, this way of viewing the world makes it extremely difficult for liberals to deal with Islam in a rational way. They are unable to admit that among religions, Islam has a unique problem with terrorism, violence and rape. They are not capable of admitting that there is a particular risk to bringing in Muslim immigrants. Even when a Muslim tells everyone he’s killing people because of his religion, liberals can’t acknowledge his motivation because to do so would mean that they’d have to admit Islam has issues.

That evil exists and it’s not EQUAL. It’s not the same.It discriminates!

And to call them on it means they have to DISCRIMINATE between good and evil. They have to make a moral judgement (not a sanctimonious one).

That is a thoughtcrime.

Thoughtcrime is death.

Until liberals can get past their “indiscriminateness” blind spot, when it comes to Muslims, expect them to keep blaming anything and everything other than religion for the horrible things radical Islamists do.

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igno-arrogance

I like this new word. Comes from a geeky source too. IGeek.com

The real problem is igno-arrogance

In software, you run into a problem: really dumb smart people. Their justified arrogance on something they have studied (programming, or a domain problem), makes them self-assured (arrogant), because they do legitimately know more than almost everyone else on that one topic. Heck most people can’t even understand the problems they’re working on, without 20 minutes of explanation. Then they transfer that arrogance to things they have no knowledge on whatsoever, making them very hard to teach, very resistant to learning, and thus often even less informed (ignorant) than the masses.  They’re still not stupid, they are just everything they hate: someone whose ego is ahead of their knowledge-base. Like a manager that not only tells them what to code (the features), but how to code it (because he once read a tech magazine and thinks he’s now an expert). They’re igno-arrogant. This is the ivory tower syndrome, where a brilliant chemist or doctor or researcher, puts his finger in the light-socket to see what happens. (It wasn’t his area of expertise, but he wasn’t humble enough to listen to those who are more informed).

The first step to knowledge is understand your environment

The politicos are desperate for change — they have the furthest left President they’ve had in for a few generations, and might have in for a while. They need some victory, or to pillory the other side, otherwise they might pay attention to what a slimy repeat felon their top candidate is. So they need a distraction, they want to take others freedoms from them, and they need to politicize an issue by standing on the bodies of their preferred victims du jour (LGBT), to distract that Obama’s foreign policy of apologies, appeasement, and drones, hasn’t helped national security from real threats of terrorism (domestic or foreign). To have an intelligent and reasonable discussion would crush them, so they go for the megaphone of disinformation instead, knowing that their base, and hoping that enough others, will go along, to save them from the consequences of their own policies. Like claiming that domestic muslims aren’t the threat, that Climate Change is the real problem. So back to a distraction with no hope or intent of helping, to see if their base chases the squirrel into the road, yet again.

Reasonable discussion

Before we discuss reasonably, we need to figure out what the truth is. If all your arguments are false, then you’re not reasonable.

Assault Weapons are used in Mass Shootings: False

What the igno-arrogant call an “Assault Rifle” is to a real Military Assault Weapon what Matt Damon is to Jason Bourne, it is a weak hunting rifle wearing stage makeup (H/T to a friend for that quote). Omar Marteen and Syed Farook didn’t use assault weapons (fully automatic military weapons), they were radicalized muslims that committed acts of terror using a variety of weapons, including weak hunting rifles in stage makeup. They had a few more plastic parts, and were no more lethal than other rifles or pistols. If you are confused read http://igeek.com/0739 – What is an assault rifle? But the basics are, despite the demonification of black guns, a normal hunting rifle has more firepower, and a pistol or shotgun could have killed more people.

More people died because it was an assault rifle: False. 

If Matteen used pistols (like most mass shooters), or shotguns, which both work better in close quarters, he would have killed more. If he’d used explosives, or fire, like in some other countries, he would have probably killed more. If the police hadn’t of taken 3 hours to seige the place, half the victims probably wouldn’t have bled to death (or been shot). More people died by bleeding out and waiting for the cops with guns to come, than died immediately by being shot. That’s how it works. Gunshots are usually as survivable as stabbings, if you can get care quick enough. But waiting 3 hours, while people bled out, and others were getting shot — that’s why so many died: bad police response. In active shooter situations, you’re supposed to storm in (in force), because waiting just increases death count. Why they didn’t follow that procedure is what we should be investigating.

They bought these weapons right before using them on an innocent public — and reasonable gun regulation would have helped, except for the NRA/Republicans blocking it: False. 

Farook got his guns illegally called a straw purchase: this is a felony and proves that people willing to commit mass murder tend to ignore gun-regulations. Marteen did buy an Sigsauer MCX, that is not an AR-15. However, Marteen had been investigated and cleared by the FBI, he was a security guard, had a conceal and carry permit, and there’s absolutely nothing that any proposed gun-control law by the Democrats, could have done to stop him from buying it. Under every dream law passed in the most liberal state, he still would have been able to get the gun. And Farook’s was illegally gotten, so it wouldn’t have mattered. Same with Marteen — even if you could have dreamed up ways to prevent him from getting it, he could have gotten his wife or someone else to buy it for him. There’s no proposed regulation that would have impacted the death count.

This was the biggest mass murder in American History: false

  • Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890 (250).
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857 (120)
  • Tulsa Massacre in 1921 (150)
  • The Bath School disaster in 1918 (45 kids dead and 58 injured) long before assault rifles (explosives and fire).
  • Waco in 1993 (86) – fire and guns
  •  Oklahoma City Bombing retaliation to Waco/Ruby Ridge (168)
  • 3,500 in NYC/World Trade Center (with box-cutters and planes)

Anyone repeating that idiocy is preying on the ignorance of their base. The problem isn’t the tools, it’s the people using them and their intent. Banning box cutters didn’t stop or slow terrorism in any way — the fact that the public would beat the shit out of anyone trying to pull one to hijack an airplane did: so they knew they had to chance tactics (to less effective things like underwear or shoe bombs).

We need to protect the public from military weapons: false

You can buy class III fully automatic silenced assault weapons: real military grade weapons. You have to fill out a BATF Form 4, give the FBI your fingerprints (which they already have if you teach kids, work at an airport, or for a security agency like our last mass shooter did), and get a CLEO (law enforcement officer) to sign off (not something hard in most of Free America). Then pay your $200/item tax stamp: 1 for silencer, 1 for fully automatic, 1 for SBR (Short barrelled rifle), etc. (Not to mention wait about 30-90 days). And most put these in a corporation so they can pass the weapons to their kids. (More bureaucratic hurdles). The point being we haven’t outlawed them, and they’re not a problem — because they’re not really much more effective in the hands of the untrained — so they don’t bother to use them. (Gangs have used illegal ones in their wars, but mass shooters don’t).

So he could have used a military assault weapon if he wanted. But he was either smart enough to know that it wouldn’t have changed the death count significantly, or just didn’t want the added scrutiny (because it didn’t matter). Why doesn’t it matter? Despite what the movies convince the gullible, spraying bullets wildly may be good to suppress a military charge, but 80% of the shots are going to miss everything and be wasted — meaning he has to carry more ammo and go slower for the same carnage. Unless you’re trained in tactics and working with a team, your lethality is not based on how many bullets you can miss with, but based on how effectively you place your shots, and how long you can delay help from arriving to the wounded.

This is about “reasonable” gun control: False. 

There’s no proposed regulation that would have impacted the death count in either case (or most of them). Most mass shooters use pistols, because they’re more effective. So this isn’t about banning assault rifles because it’ll help, because it won’t. You have to ban all guns, period. And then that won’t help — we’ll just have more violent insurrections by those who had their rights take away and end up with bigger mass shootings like 77 dead by Breivik in Norway, or 385 dead in Beslan, Russia — both with strict gun control. So the point is this isn’t about a reasoned reaction — it’s about an emotional one, appealing to the ignorant using disinformation, and preying on their igno-arrogance to try to ram something bad through before we’ve had time to think about it or discuss it.

So the gun-controllers don’t want reasonable gun control, or discussion, or they would have gotten informed before coming to the discussion. Most of them don’t know a barrel shroud from a flash suppressor, but they know they’re both dangerous because they look mean. They want bans and distractions. Read: Gun Control or ban? http://igeek.com/1459  But that doesn’t touch on the complexity that you can carve the key part of an AR-15 out of wood, plastic, 3D print it, or make it in a machine shop with very little training. You’re trying to ban something that a 12 year old kid can make. How effective do you really think that’ll be?

Gun controllers want to felonize gun ownership for the enthusiasts, but doing nothing effective to address the problem is islamic radicals who want to kill us. They can’t even say those words out of sensitivity and because “it doesn’t help”.  But they can spit out “NRA” or “Republican Obstructionists” with no concerns about the feelings of their enemies.

Conclusion

  • I support reasonable discussion: the left hasn’t offered anything. They’re tugging at the heart strings of the igno-arrogant with disinformation and distractions.
  • I support reasonable gun control : nothing the left is proposing is reasonable or would have been effective. How is passing a law that wouldn’t have helped “reasonable”?
  • This is all just distractions to prey on the ignorant and stupid. Those who know what they’re talking about, know this is political theater meant to rile up the gullible, on something that would have no positive net effects on anything but voter turn-out.

When the left can talk to a topic without filling it with errors and disinformation, we can go from there. But until then, we should treat them like we treat all igno-arrogant people: (a) try to educate them (b) when that fails (because they’re using their colons and egos to do their thinking and not their brains), then they should be ignored until they get more informed, reasonable, and can get their facts straight.

But they don’t want a reasonable discussion — they want to take away their neighbors toys, without a reasonable justification, so now they’re willing to make up excuses, and make themselves look foolish in the process.








Reality Check

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Robert Gehl writes that when you live in a liberal ideological fishbowl – protected from petty annoyances like reality and common sense, these are the ideas you come up with:

Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming?

This talk examines the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis.

That’s the actual title of a lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where they’re apparently discussing whether or not a prejudiced view of Islam and its followers is contributing to man-made climate change.

 

Professor Ghassan Hage at the University of Melbourne will discuss the “relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis,” The Daily Caller is reporting.

“It looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation,” according to the lecture’s webpage. “The talk proposes a fourth way of linking the two: an argument that they are both emanating from a similar mode of being, or enmeshment, in the world, what is referred to as ‘generalised domestication.’”

This is not the first time – nor will it be the last – that anything that emanating from America will be tied to the pseudo-science of climate change. If Congress made the “Hokey Pokey” the “Official National Children’s Song” and tube socks the “Official National Soft Footwear,” liberal academics would come out with a report suggesting those, too, were responsible for the sea levels rising and the glaciers melting.

 

Hage’s lecture is not the first attempt to tie global warming to colonialism or social justice theories. For years, activists have seen global warming as an opportunity to promote their own social theories.

MIT is hardly the only top-tier college to promote global warming in an odd way. The University of Virginia hosted a ballet to raise awareness about global warming last Wednesday and there’s a powerful movement among activists to divest college endowments from conventional energy sources.

According to MIT’s webpage, Hage studies “the comparative anthropology of nationalism, multiculturalism, diaspora and racism and on the relation between anthropology, philosophy and social and political theory.”

When you exist in a bubble and there’s nobody to tell you: “Hey, that’s a pretty dumb idea,” this is the kind of nonsense you come up with.

The Bizarro Universe has opened up and spilled out Liberals…

 

Rant!

Posted on my Facebook Page yesterday.

Those who haven’t unfriended me or banned my status updates…Beware. I’m about to “trigger” some political incorrectness.
I have been going to Orlando since I was old enough to get on a plane. Approximately 47 years. It’s like a second home to me.
My maternal Grandparents (the only ones I ever knew were from Orlando. My parents lived there from 1985-2015.
The events over the weekend really hurt me.
But what hurt me even more (though it was utterly and completely predictable) was the near instant politicizing of it. By Everyone!
These who want to tear us apart. But they don’t need to. We already have done it. TO OURSELVES.
Everything is now Political. EVERYTHING.
Nothing is done anymore that isn’t for Political advantage.
And it only matters whose politics is winning the day. The consequences are not worth considering as long as we have our Sanctimony intact and we “win”.
When was empathy replaced with Political Sanctimony and Narcissism.
The Left wants to ban Guns. Shooter kills people with guns. So immediately the Narrative is about Guns. Not the Shooter.
They want to ban “hate speech” (which is any speech that doesn’t agree with them conveniently).
The Government should run our lives from before we are conceived until after we are long dead. After all, that is the path to Freedom.
 
Freedom is Slavery.
 
The Activist Right is about Muslims. (They do want to kill us you, know- that is an unpleasant truth). But not all of them.
But you can’t fight an enemy unless you can name them and our Political Leaders and the Political Activists refuse to do so.
If Churchill or Roosevelt had refused to name the Nazis by name as the threat would WWII have gone the way it did? After all, it wasn’t the German people themselves who elected their Leaders, right? 🙂
 
Just like “The Christian Right” is not to blame for the attack because they don’t kiss up to Gay Rights Activists.
But attacking a church full of Christians wouldn’t have been as “divisive”. Or Disney World. So you go for the easiest target.
 
After all, Christians are being killed all over the world in record numbers and no one bats an eye about that. Not on the Agenda. Not the correct Narrative. So lets all just ignore it.
 
They deserve it, after all. That’s “Tolerance” and “Diversity” at work.
 
Like Benghazi. People are Dead!
But Politics is more important.
Why?
Power.
The Power to make you do what I WANT. WHAT makes me feel good about myself. What gives me Even MORE power. Screw you.
“Hypocrisy is one of the most overused words in the English language. Most people think it refers to any failure to act in accordance with one’s expressed beliefs. But that’s simply inaccurate. Failure to live up to one’s beliefs is called being a human. Being a hypocrite is when a person behaves in ways that are inconsistent with his expressed beliefs because he doesn’t actually believe the things he is saying. At the core of true hypocrisy there usually lies one motive: Power…the bias Language <Thought> Police teach them that they have the right to negate speech by simply pretending to be offended or upset when that speech contains ideas they lack the intellectual fortitude to rebut. This does more than just create intellectual atrophy. It also creates pseudo-intellectual arrogance.” –Mike Adams
 
And that arrogance says that my “rights” are more equal than yours.
Right?
 
It’s your “safe space”.
 
After all, I’m white I have “privilege” (so I’m told). I am a rac*st because I want to secure the borders against people who would do us both economic, social, and physical harm (and they aren’t all Mexicans).
And if a Black wants to kill me and I defend myself it’s obviously my fault because I’m white.
 
In California: “Anything below $950 (Theft) keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no pursuit and no punishment, say retailers and law enforcement officials. Large retailers including Safeway, Target, Rite Aid and CVS pharmacies say shoplifting increased at least 15 percent, and in some cases, doubled since voters approved Proposition 47 and ended the possibility of charging shoplifting as a felony with the potential for a prison sentence.
“We’ve heard of cases where they’re going into stores with a calculator so they can make sure that what they steal is worth less than $950,” said Robin Shakely, Sacramento County assistant chief deputy district attorney.”–Press Democrat
 
But once again the Golden State proves to be pure gold for car thieves in the latest “Hot Spots” report issued by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), placing no fewer than eight out of the top 10 metro areas for vehicle thefts in the U.S. on a per-capita basis. -Forbes
 
“They’ll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door.”
For his part, Lutz, the hobby shop owner, has provided police with surveillance videos, and even the license plate, make and model of the getaway vehicles.
“They go, `Perry, our hands are tied because it’s a misdemeanor,”‘ Lutz said. “It’s not worth pursuing, it’s just a waste of manpower.”
 
Let’s just call it “redistribution” or their “right” because if we called it anything else I bet I’d be a racist. 🙂
 
I am a “bigot” because I think the Rainbow Shirts have carried their arrogance too far and think that because they were oppressed it’s now feels good to oppress the oppressors. How does that make you any better? (The Rainbow Shirts- so named by me because they act like the The Brown Shirts of old (Google them) with fear, intimidation, and government threats. Plus, they get help from the weak-kneaded ,wanna-be-seen-to-be Politically Correct enablers).
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”- George Orwell.
 
After all,ALL Christians are Bigots,right? They just want to oppress Gay People. It’s what they live for, so lets oppress them back.
That will make everything better.
Yeah team!
Sorry, No. And I’m not even a Christian. But being White (strike one), Conservative (Strike two) and Male (Strike three) makes me very close to the Anti-Christ doesn’t it? 🙂
 
Trying to destroy good people who happen to be Christian just because they won’t kiss your political agenda or because they “offend you” is not a reason.
Nor is oppressing Gay people because of your religion. But since Christians are not the one killing gay people by thousands and have laws codified in Law against them, have you picked the easiest target, the most political target, instead of the real one??
Yes.
But I can’t say who, I would “Islamophobic” if I did. 🙂
 
But Oppressing Christians BECAUSE of their religion is better?
Are you that must more mighty for destroying people’s lives??
Is that the “compassion” and “sensitivity” and “tolerance” that you preach.
Did the orgy of Confederate bans make you feel good?
Mighty?
Or is that just a power play on your part??
Do you get a kick out of it??
 
Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste!! 🙂
 
Make everyone else pay so that we can feel powerful.For your personal Agenda to matter more than anything else on Earth. To force people to bend to our will whether they like it or not!
Whether it’s right or not.
Is hurting people that much mightier if you are Sanctimonious in your “rights”.
The Truth doesn’t matter anymore.
 
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda.
 
“Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right.
This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — “No, YOU move.” — Capt. America
 
But that just makes me a racist,bigoted, cisgendered, intolerant, insensitive, evil bastard doesn’t it?
Fascinating how that worked out. 🙂
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What Difference Does it Make?

Townhall:

Nothing matters. No one cares. LOL.

Do you know why Donald Trump is defying the odds, defying the predictions of doom and defeat? Yes, by the time this runs, the people gleefully thinking that the tempest in the margarita glass that is the whole Trump U judge thing will FINALLY BRING DONALD DOWN! are going to realize, once again, that nothing matters.

No one cares.

LOL.

Someone else came up with the “Nothing matters. LOL” formulation to describe this election year, and he deserves a nice shiny quarter, unless he is a Hillary Clinton fan in which case someone should smack him for supporting that cancer on our Constitution.

And he can also thank himself and his idiot ilk for helping bring us to this point. Without the avalanche of distraction, hypocrisy, willful ignorance, and outright lies that the liberal elite and their human centipede press corps employed over the last few decades to ensure their corrupt, mouth-breathing, and/or perverted Democrat heroes are never held accountable, Trump would not be possible. We might still care about quaint things like character, competence, and not being a loathsome piece of human refuse.

But we don’t. Not anymore.

Hillary’s formulation of “Nothing matters, no one cares” is just a little different. For her, it’s “What difference, at this point, does it make?” You know, that comment she made when some congressmen – not including any Democrats – tried to hold her to account for getting four Americans killed and lying to not only their families’ faces but to our faces about it.

And the people who aren’t in Hillary’s trick bag are supposed to care that Trump’s a jerk?

They don’t, by and large. Sure, Trump makes what we conservatives all agree is a distasteful comment insinuating that a federal judge’s rulings would be governed by an inherited characteristic, in this case his ethnicity. The mainstream media goes nuts at how horrible Trump is for assuming that an inherited characteristic might govern someone’s actions in public office. Then a day later, the media experiences a collective climax over the fact that a woman has been nominated, and they think it’s great because that inherited characteristic will govern her actions in public office.

Programs! Programs! Can’t tell what’s good or bad today without a program! Actually, you can – if someone outside of the liberal elite does it, it’s bad. How dare Trump accept and employ the tribalist premise of modern liberalism!

It’s not that those willing to vote for him agree with Trump’s babbling. It’s that they’re not going to jump on the feigned outrage bandwagon du jour anymore.

You know, a lot of people are kind of stupid – look how many Bernie stickers you see even as the news is reporting that you have to bring your own Charmin to socialist Venezuela – but, in general, people pick up on when they are being lied to. Is color/gender/ethnicity-blindness a thing, or is it not a thing? We’d like it to be a thing, but not just when it’s convenient for the commies.

 

That’s why nothing matters. That’s why no one cares. It’s all lies, it’s all cow crap from top to bottom. LOL.

Is sexual assault bad only when President Pantsuit’s nominal hubby isn’t the one committing it?

Are we still doing the rule of law? Anyone who spent 15 minutes in uniform – including a Cub Scout uniform – knows that if 5% of what’s been reported that Hillary Clinton did with classified info is true, anyone else would be in Leavenworth making intimate new friends. But to liberals, no biggie. What’s a few felonies involving national security between progressives?

Yet a bunch of suckers voluntarily paid some school Donald Trump licensed his name to and we’re supposed to lose our minds? Gotta say though, many of us are just not feeing the care. We can’t muster up the energy to enforce rules that no longer exist. We have learned that all that matters is winning, that the only truth is power.

Beyond that, nothing matters, no one cares. LOL.

Marc Rich’s pardon? Whatever. Pay for play at the Clinton Foundation? Meh. Some of those innocent farmers and shepherds the Army locked up at Guantanamo for no reason got let go with Hillary’s OK and then killed a bunch of Americans? Boring! Instead, let’s lob Her Thighness a softball question about how she’ll feel to be the first woman in the Oval Office while a Clinton is president who is there to work.

 

You have the left shifting the paradigm, dropping any pretense of adhering to norms and customs (much less actual laws) in their quest for victory. You have a GOP Establishment that can’t, or won’t, see that willingly taking on a 50-stroke handicap by pretending that this is the good old days means always losing. You know, during Watergate, Nixon was doomed only when the evidence convinced the Republicans he was corrupt. They then did their duty and told him to walk out or be carried out on a rail. But can anyone imagine any scenario – no matter how far-fetched – where the Democrats travel to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and say to the Commander-unIn-Carcerated “We and the Republicans are going to have to impeach you if you don’t resign”?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! LOL!

Oh no, Mark Kirk’s tender sensibilities are offended because Trump said an American was a Mexican! Let’s review Quirky Kirk’s actions in response to the Obama administration giving guns to drug cartels that actually killed actual Mexicans: _______________________________.

 

Uh oh! In shocking development, Lil’ Lord Lindsey Graham is once again instructing us on how we fail to meet his exacting standards for decorum and rectitude and stuff. Isn’t he the one who ostentatiously voted to confirm the “wise Latina?” So ridiculous stereotyping gets rewarded when liberals do it, but if an opponent of liberals does it then we’re morally obligated to … wait for it! … effectively support the liberal who makes ridiculous stereotyping the centerpiece of her campaign?

Hypocrite much? We’ll pass on that creative moral formulation. Sheesh, like we need lessons from a grown man who you can’t look at without imagining him in a little blue sailor suit, grinning and gripping a lollipop.

Did you think people are blind, that they don’t see the hypocrisy? Did you imagine that their collective sense of duty and propriety would endure forever the assault upon them, with the lies rubbed in their faces day after day, year after year? Did you expect that they would never get fed up and raise up a vulgar, orangey middle finger?

In depressing times like these, it’s weirdly appropriate that a mopey vegan leftist like Morrissey sums it up best:

Oh, what difference does it make?
Oh, it makes none.
But now you have gone.
And your prejudice won’t keep you warm tonight.

Bigotry is bad. No wait, now it’s supposed to be good, but only if liberals do it? Then it’s mandatory. And assaulting women is bad, but if you are cool with killing women in the womb, you get a pass? Down with Wall Street, and pass the check?

All lies. All hypocrisy. And you expect us to keep dancing to your tune, ready to be outraged on cue? No, the time of the exploitation of our vestigial morality is over. We can know it’s wrong and still not give a hot damn.

We have seen the truth that is power. We have seen everything else is lies. And now we will embrace the bringer of vulgar retribution. We will cleanse with his orange fire, burning the village it never took to raise a child in order to save it. Because, at this point, what difference does it make?

Nothing matters.

No one cares.

LOL.

Just let the government control everything from before you were even conceived until well after you’re dead because that’s all that matters anymore…

The end all and be all of existence. 🙂

The Final Arbiter of everything.

 

The Onslaught

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Investigators probing gunman Omar Mateen’s massacre at least 49 people at a popular gay nightclub in Florida are trying to determine whether terrorism, homophobia or both pushed him over the edge. (NBC)

It sure as won’t be Terrorism. The Agenda doesn’t permit that outcome.

The heavily armed assailant who killed 50 people in a packed nightclub early Sunday in the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. history pledged allegiance to the Islamic State before he was killed in a hail of gunfire, authorities said.

Federal authorities identified the shooter as Omar Mateen, 29, a New York-born resident of Fort Pierce, Fla., who worked for the security firm G4S.

FBI special agent Ronald Hopper said Mateen made allusions to the Islamic State in a communication with law enforcement before he was killed by police. Hopper said agents had investigated Mateen in 2013 and again in 2014 regarding terror threats, but lacked sufficient evidence in both cases to pursue charges.

Still can’t be terrorism. The Agenda doesn’t allow it to be that.

President Obama called the massacre “an attack of terror and an attack of hate.” But he’ll blame anyone but Muslims.

Gun Grabbers Unite!

Homophobia!!

See, this is why a guy should be allowed in the Women’s Bathroom!

The facts haven’t stopped some, however, from blaming the carnage on the “Christian right.” Chase Strangio, a lawyer for the ACLU’s LGBT & AIDS Project, is convinced they’re the real enemy.

CNN’s Sally Kohn also weighed in on Sunday’s terror attack as being spawned by supposed Christian bigotry.

In case you’re wondering whether Strangio, Kohn and other progressive figures have apologized, after more reports have surfaced proving Sunday’s deaths came at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists, one look at the rest of their Twitter timelines will disappoint you. (Townhall)

Strangio: “Don’t use Queer deaths for your hate”

Good thing they are the “tolerant” ones. 🙂

Muhammad Musri, president of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, thanked law enforcement officials for their efforts and cautioned against any rush to judgment because the alleged killer was a Muslim, according to media reports. (USA TODAY)

Don’t worry,it will be the Christians fault in the end, regardless.

They will be also be too busy blaming the NRA and Right Wing “Homophobes” to care about you, Mr. Musri.

So what if he worked for a Security Firm had all the legal permits. That’s irrelevant to the Agenda.

But we don’t want to jump to conclusions, when our Agenda is being serviced. We want to have a slow, methodical beat down on it.

CO-Worker: “Something would set him off, but the things that would set him off were always women, race or religion. [Those were] his button pushers.” 

The Left has sure been focusing all of it’s efforts in that direction…

The Pink Pistols, an LBGTQ group dedicated to protecting the gun rights of gay and transgendered individuals, has issued a response to the Orlando terror attack and to calls for gun bans. The group is urging the public not to jump to conclusions and to focus on the violent acts carried out by ISIS follower Omar Mateen, not on the tool he used. 

“The Pink Pistols gives condolences to all family and friends of those killed and injured at Pulse,” First Speaker of the Pink Pistols Gwendolyn Patton said in a statement. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of that person’s soul. I say again, GUNS did not do this. A human being did this, a dead human being. Our job now is not to demonize the man’s tools, but to condemn his acts and work to prevent such acts in the future.” (Townhall)

Not on The Agenda.

all together now…

NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE!

 

 

Whoopsie!

Sometimes you have to wonder how many liberals advocating for a higher minimum wage know full well that it’ll cost jobs. One can’t imagine the unions pushing for higher wages care, as they’re just looking to bring in more dues. But you’d think the incentives would be different for politicians. While they want to claim the moral high ground by touting they raised wages, they certainly don’t want to send jobs out of their city or state.

Oregon has been one of many states to recently raise their minimum wage. Three months ago, it signed into law a plan to raise the minimum wage based on a city’s population size (for example, the minimum wage would be $12.50 in rural Oregon, but $14.50 in Portland) by 2022.

Turns out, it made a bit of a mistake.

It’s only been three months since Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a minimum wage bill into law and Democrats already seem to be regretting the measure they pushed so hard to get passed.

But before the ink was even dry, Democrats, who control the state House, Senate and governor’s office, announced they wanted to change the bill that was rammed through in a five-week legislative session despite fierce Republican opposition.

“They just wanted to pass something,” said economist Eric Fruits, a Portland Republican. “They were really worried about the 15 Now people sending something to the ballot, and I think they got so snakebit they would have passed anything that was called a minimum wage increase.”

The end result was that three different wages were set for different areas of Oregon depending on population size. In rural Oregon, for example, the minimum wage would rise to $12.50, whereas in the greater Portland area it would increase to $14.75—all by 2022.

But in pushing the legislation Democrats didn’t bother waiting for state economists to weigh in and give them a better idea of how the bill would affect the state.

Last week, state analysts concluded in a prepared forecast the high wage will “result in approximately 40,000 fewer jobs in 2025 than would have been the case absent the legislation.”

Orchard owner John Zielinski said his family business will? take a big hit.

“When those pears and apples are sold on the market, they’re not going to give us any more money because we’re from Oregon and have a higher pay rate,” said Zielinski of E.Z. Orchards.

Rural counties threatened to file a lawsuit against the state, calling the minimum wage a maximum mess and an unfunded mandate. Oregon’s constitution allows local governments to opt out of state programs that raise costs significantly and are not funded by the legislature.

Hearing the outcry, Democratic leaders quickly admitted they may have messed up. They promised a fix-it bill next year allowing for a lower training wages for young workers and some new hires.

Of course, not all Democratic lawmakers and activists are on board with the proposed changes.

“I think having a sub-minimum wage, while it might sound good, could end up hurting the very people we’re trying to help,” said Democratic state Senator Diane Rosenbaum, reports FoxNews.com.

Republican leaders are in favor, however.

Sure sounds like an admission that raising the minimum wage kills jobs. The state already had an above-average minimum wage of $9.25 since 2015, but for minimum wage advocates, too much is never enough.

1) $20/hr by 2020
2) Police accountability
3) Rent control

#20by20

Greed is never satisfied, especially by Sanctimonious Leftists.

 

 

Maniacal Laugh

Red Alert Politics: Pizza shop worker loves Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage, until he finds out that it cost him his job

Pizza shop worker Devin Jeran was excited about the raise that was coming his way thanks to Seattle’s new $15 an hour minimum wage law. Or at least he was until he found out that it would cost him his job.

Jeran will only see a bigger paycheck until August when his boss has to shut down her Z Pizza location, putting him and his 11 co-workers out of work, Q13 Fox reported.

He said that while the law was being discussed all he heard about was how the mandatory minimum wage increase would make life better for him, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

“If that’s the truth, I don’t think that’s very apparent. People like me are finding themselves in a tougher situation than ever,” he told the TV station.

Owner Ritu Shah Burnham said she just can’t afford the city’s mandated wage hikes.

“I’ve let one person go since April 1, I’ve cut hours since April 1, I’ve taken them myself because I don’t pay myself,” she told Q13. “I’ve also raised my prices a little bit, there’s no other way to do it.”

Small businesses in Seattle have up to six more years to phase in the new $15 an hour minimum wage, but even though she only has 12 employees, Z pizza counts as part of a “large business franchise.” As a result, she is on a sped up timeline to implement the full raise.

Z Pizza has 77 Stores. So what if this one only has 12 employees! Ah, Liberal econ at work…

“I know that I would have stayed here if I had 7 years, just like everyone else, if I had an even playing field,” she said. “The discrimination I’m feeling right now against my small business makes me not want to stay and do anything in Seattle.”

Shah Burnham said that she is “terrified” for her employees after she closes up shop.

“I have no idea where they’re going to find jobs, because if I’m cutting hours, I imagine everyone is across the board,” she said.

The organization that pushed for the higher minimum wage, 15 Now Seattle, wouldn’t comment directly on the closing to Q13 and didn’t offer any sign of sympathy.

“Restaurants open and close all the time, for various reasons,” Director Jess Spear said.

Now that’s Liberal care and “compassion” for you. 🙂

THE AGENDA IS THE AGENDA
And if the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, well, you’re screwed! 🙂
But be happy, the ones that remain will be richer, just not you…
Thank you for voting for Democrats.