“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Friday, April 18, 2014

Absurd sentence turns one tragedy into two

This is 16 yo Kristan Davis, of St. Claire County, Alabama. She died in 2012 when she was thrown in a crash, from the back seat of a car driven by a drunk 17 year old boy.

Tragic? Yes. Avoidable? Absolutely.

The man who bought the 17 yo driver the alcohol just got sentenced to the maximum 3 years in prison. All he did was buy some beer for the kid.

The DA in the case lectured, "This should be an example that providing alcohol to school aged kids can be deadly."

Well no shit Sherlock! But how about listing all the horrible life decisions that were made by Kristan herself, each one of which, if made differently, could have saved her life.

First, she hung out with a kid who begged strange adults to buy him booze. Who but a loser does that?
Second, she willfully crawled into the back seat of a car driven by a 17 yo who was drinking.
And critically, Third, she didn't wear a seatbelt. (Both front seat passengers had their belts on and walked away essentially unharmed)

The 17 yo driver enjoyed youthful offender status so his punishment was a slap on the wrist. Sure punish the guy who bought the beer, that is against the law, but 3 years in jail? That's ridiculous!

Silky Pony's back in the courtroom

John Edwards and his former law partner started another personal injury firm, EdwardsKirby, and their first big case is attempting to bilk a hospital out of millions by suing an ER doctor alleging that he didn't do enough to make sure a 4 year old patient got enough oxygen. The boy is brain damaged and of course the parents are blaming the deepest pockets around on the advice of charlatan Edwards.

Edwards is a degenerate, piece of shit trial attorney who made his millions falsely blaming a long line of North Carolina obstetricians for not performing C-sections fast enough. He even once pretended to channel the soul of an infant in open court to convince a jury of 12 morons that the family deserved millions in damages, of which he happily helped himself to a third.

If I could make only one reform in the US, as much as I'd like to reform the tax code, reforming tort adjudication might be first on the list. I hate that ass-holes like John Edwards can play on the sympathies of 12 people too stupid to know better and extract millions in phony damages, to pay for their lavish life styles.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ukrainian Jews in trouble

Good grief, Jews living in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were told by authorities who're trying to turn the city over to Russia, to register with the government.

From FoxNews -- "Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city's Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee "or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated,"

It is not clear if any other religious minorities are being harassed this way, but the last time expatriated Jews were told to register with the government, we all remember what happened. 

Workers are worth precisely what the labor market says they're worth, not a penny more

A friend of mine was complaining about how much more undeserving CEO's, entertainers, and pro athletes make compared to the working stiffs at the bottom and how that income disparity is what's wrong with America. Here was my response:

Seriously? Working class jobs taken individually aren't worth much to a company because anybody can do them. CEO jobs are worth 100s of times more because very few people can do them well. 

LeBron James, Jay Z, and Jen Aniston make tens of millions a year for two reasons, because millions of people want to watch them do what they do and because only a few people, if any, can do the same thing. The CEO's of Wal Mart, Amazon, and GE make tens of millions a year because the stockholders of those companies know that not everybody is capable of shepherding $Billion companies into profitability and if the guy at the top makes decisions that make their stock rise, then he deserves a fat reward. 

The guy who bolts bumpers onto F-150's makes a 1,000th of what the CEO of Ford makes for the same two reasons, nobody wants to pay to watch him bolt bumpers on F-150's and there are literally millions of people who can do that same job tomorrow if he decides to quit because he feels underpaid. 

Unless you don't believe in the laws of supply, demand,and price in the free labor market, and prefer that some governing body impose income equability onto private companies, then to make more money, become more valuable to your employer. 

Who are we to tell somebody else that they aren't worth what they earn?

Every employee, from the Fortune 500 CEO to the guy who refills condom machines at interstate truck stops, is worth exactly what the labor market will bear for his effort.

Anybody like to tell me where I'm wrong?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

IRS still in the business of intimidation on behalf of democrats

Ron Paul's non-profit, Campaign for Liberty, has been predictably targeted by the IRS for scrutiny and fines for not providing the IRS with its donor rolls. If his son Rand Paul wasn't the current front-runner for the GOP nomination in 2016, his group wouldn't even be on the IRS radar.

Apparently 501(c)(4) organizations are supposed to provide donor lists to the IRS for some reason, with the guarantee that the information is private, but many times in the past those lists have been "leaked" to political opponents of that organization, presumably for the purposes of intimidation so those donors will stop giving money.

Ron Paul is correct in fighting this obvious first amendment violation. The federal government has no legitimate purpose for knowing who donates money to what causes, only to candidates themselves. If an organization wants to be non-profit, then it must show that it makes no profit, who donates money is irrelevant, only that all the money it takes in goes toward the operating and salary budget of its employees.

I already have Planck's Constant on my blog roll over in the right-hand margin and I hope you visit there regularly. Bernie is an unrepentant Muslim insulter as am I.......after all, the cult of Islam isn't going to insult itself. There's lots of other interesting content on his site and you should put it on your daily rotation of visits.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Eric Holder is a disgrace

Here's AG Eric Holder whining like a little girl, in barely veiled language, about how badly he and Obama have been treated as black men. He doesn't say it outright, but clearly that's what he's talking about. I mean look who he's talking to, the National Action Network whose motto is "No Justice, No Peace" and the snitch Al Sharpton is sitting right next to him. Of course he's playing the race card.

 If there are two men in America who have benefited more because of their politically favorable skin color than Holder and Obama, I don't know who they might be.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Jay Carney's happy to be part of a lie, even when it's unnecessary to protect Obama

Beltway gadflies Jay Carney and Claire Shipman are trying to revitalize the paper publishing industry by telling us we should buy more books. MOM magazine did a puff piece with them and their two brats using a photo that included a backdrop of a bookshelf......only the backdrop was about as believable as Jay Carney's answers to media questions about Obamacare. Like they couldn't find an actual bookcase to pose in front of or at least hire a competent Photoshop artist?
But then I'm not surprised by an unnecessary charade coming from a man who decorates his house with vintage soviet propaganda posters and lies repeatedly on a daily basis as his job.

Rory Reid is a mincing dick

The truth comes out. Apparently Harry Reid's mincing son Rory, has close ties to a Chinese energy giant who wants the federal land in north east Nevada to build a giant solar plant, a deal partially brokered by Rory.
Rory needed his dad to get the Bundy's off that land and have it re-purposed for idiotic green energy. I'll bet we'll find that Harry's fingerprints are all over the genesis of the federal raid on Cliven Bundy's cattle.
I didn't think you could be a bigger douche than Harry Reid, but his son Rory proved me wrong. I mean look at his tiny, pinched features.....you know he's a horrible person.

Repent, the end is near

So the first of four consecutive blood moons will occur tomorrow, April 15. Many conspiracy theorists and religious fanatics believe that God intentionally made them coincident with seminal events regarding Israel. But Passover is already scheduled to the lunar calendar, so it's not really a divine event in my mind. That blood moon.

Many preachers are raising money on the notion that God made all this happen in order to send us a cryptic message about the end of times or something, but for that to be the case, He would have had to alter the orbits of Earth and moon, as well as the position of the sun in the solar system. Does anybody think He did that just to send a message to dumb humans?

Lunar eclipses happen all the time and while unusual, there's nothing divinely indicated because four of them are happening within an 18 month period.....it's not divine, just interesting.