Saturday, August 20, 2016

Could "Gun Control" Actually Work?


Our friends on the "Left" would have us believe that just a little bit more of that thing they call "gun control" would have a decidedly positive impact on reducing gun crimes here in America.  

That "Left" group, and the all-inclusive "they" that follows in this humble posting, would include Progressives, communists, socialists, Marxists, and members of the Oceans Foundation and the Sierra Club; most all who work at channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13, as well as CNN and MSNBC, plus PBS and NPR; Internet sites like MediaMatters, MoveOn.org, Snopes and Politico; all but a few journalists, especially those who ply their trade at the L.A. Times, the N.Y. Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Post; over half of all politicians, especially semi-retired POTUS B. Hussein Obama and his sidekick Sheriff Joe "Plugs" Biden; nearly every single university and college professor, especially the tenured ones who can say and do whatever they want without fear of retribution; almost all those who reside in Hollywierd; and those who are, shall we charitably say, mentally challenged.

They tell us that there's just too too many guns around here. They tell us that they're too easy to come by.  Our erstwhile POTUS has even told us they're easier to buy than a book or a computer(!).  They tell us that implementation of a thing called "Universal Background Checks" would also keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them, while continuing to permit us poor schlubs to hunt deer, just like the Founding Fathers intended, doncha' know.  And that's even though there's nothing in the 2nd Amendment about deer or any other animal, or hunting anything, for that matter, except maybe politicians who attempt to engage in a bit of executive overreach. 

They tell us that we do not "need" those scary, evil-looking black things they call "assault rifles," even though they cannot tell us what that term means exactly, and even though there's more than 10 million of them in circulation, and even though they are collectively the most popular "modern sporting rifles" here in America, and even though less than 3% of all gun deaths are caused by rifles of any description. Of course, if they know of that last statistic, which is easily discovered by just Googling a bit, they unfortunately tend to keep it to themselves.

Oh, and even though it's not up to those on the "Left" and the "They" to decide what we "need."  I would offer up that, as free, honest, honorable, God-fearing 'Muricans, operating under the auspices of the 2nd Amendment, it's what we "want," not "need," that matters, wouldn't you?

They tell us that fully 90% of everybody wants enhanced "Universal Background Checks," including, they tell us, even members of the National Rifle Association.  What they don't tell us, of course, is that the telephone survey that gave us that bit of polling effluvia was done more than 19 years ago, using only 234 registered - not even "likely" - voters, and is therefore statistically insignificant.  Yet, they dredge it up at every opportunity, without letting us know that it's totally and completely bogus and worthless and irrelevant.  They seem to have a pretty poor opinion of our intellect, don't they? Should they?

Oh, and it was also what's called a "push poll," which means the answer was solicited to be a certain way by virtue of the way the question was asked.  "They" also don't tell us that, by the way, do they?.

They tell us that guns kills more than 30,000 Americans each and every year, and that this is just waaaay too many.  Just completely unacceptable, doncha' know.  And that's true, they say, even though if we subtracted those who chose to commit suicide with a gun, and those who were murdered due to gang or other crimes of violence, the number done in accidentally via guns, about 500 per year on average, would be less than those who die as a result of slips and falls in the shower, and less than one-thirtieth the number who die in auto accidents. Kinda' looks a bit different if you view it that way, doesn't it?  

So, let's just take a look at what would happen if "they" got their wish and America was made "safe" by the implementation of their beloved "Universal Background Checks" and enhanced "gun control."  By that definition, Chicago is Ground Zero for gun control heaven.  Gun control, as they define it, has been in effect there for more than 50 years.  In fact, it is nearly impossible to buy and own a gun in Chicago. City ordinances there prohibit operating a gun store within 500 feet of a park, or a church, or a liquor store, or within 1,000 feet of a school.  Very creative in how they write those ordinances, those Chicagoans!

Those same ordinances eliminate 99.79% of all the land area within the city of Chicago or the 34 cities surrounding it in which a gun store might operate.  Want to know where the only gun store is in the entire city of Chicago?  The Main Police Station downtown, that's where!  And it's only open between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and Noon on alternate Thursdays.  Kind of intimidating to those who might want to buy a gun, right? Real convenient for those desirous of exercising their 2nd Amendment Right, right?  

Plus one must undergo 8 hours of classroom training, plus no less than 6 hours of actual live fire exercise under the supervision of a licensed professional at a gun range in order to qualify to be able to purchase a firearm.  Oh wait, there's no gun ranges in Chicago!  In fact, the closest gun range to the City of Chicago is more than 40 miles away!  Wow, those in charge in Chicago seem to be trying to make it really difficult to buy a gun, right?

Annnnnd, if you manage to actual acquire a gun legally somehow, with all the training and fees and such, which can take many months and run to more than $2,000, plus the gun, of course, the Chicago city fathers and mothers have some additional requirements for you as a gun owner. You may not loan or give your weapon to another (felony if you do!), or even permit them to hold it.  You may not remove the gun from your home of record, unless you are on your way to or from a gun range, and then it has to be secured and locked in the trunk of your car (violators are felons!). They are serious! You can't even take it into your garage! I guess a garage is not considered part of your house in Chicago. And, it must remain unloaded and locked in an approved safe at all times while in your home.  So much for being available to protect one from some nefarious dude who wishes to separate you from your stuff. 

Can't you just see it?  A burglar breaks in and you ask him to wait while you unlock your safe, load up your gun and then return to the scene of the crime.  By then the Bad Guy has either, (a) ran for his life, or (b) taken yours. 

Are you getting the idea that gun control is operating at full blast and on steroids in Chicago?  So, is it working?  You be the judge...

During the last week of July, 2016, Chicago achieved a milestone I'm pretty sure they would rather not have met. They just surpassed 2,600 shootings for the year!  Their total during all of 2015 was 2,988.  And they now have more than 500 killings due to guns in 2016.  That's running at about 20% more than 2015, and 2015 was an all-time record! There were 50 just this past weekend!  And they're averaging as 10 or 15 deaths each weekend!  There was 65 killings during July alone!  Think of it!  A town "without guns" is in the running for the most dangerous city in America for gun deaths! You stand a better chance of making it out alive in beautiful downtown Baghdad then you do in the Windy City!

Chicago is not alone in terms of big blue, anti-gun cities.  The gun crime rates in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Detroit, Newark, the District of Columbia and Oakland, for example, are almost as chilling. None of them make it easy to buy and own and use a gun.  All are owned and operated by Democrats.  And all are steeped in gang-style killings with guns.

But what of cities that are more friendly to guns?  When, I would ask, was the last time you heard of a shooting in Oklahoma City, or Nashville, or Topeka, or Dallas, or Salt Lake City? Ponder that for awhile, my friends.  

And while we're on the subject, when was the last time the Lap Dog Media told you an NRA member, veteran, husband, father, and law-abiding gun owner went off the rails and shot up someplace or other?  There's more than 5 million NRA members and more than 100 Million gun owners, so there's plenty of opportunity for Good Guys to act like Bad Guys if they really wanted to.  They just seemingly don't want to.  Go ahead, try and defend the Media. I'll wait...

So, what do our candidates for POTUS have to say about guns and gun control? Trump is a Life Member of the NRA and has had a concealed carry permit for decades. That's all we need to know about him.  

Hil(liar)y, on the other hand, makes no secret of her hatred of guns nor of her plans to basically gut the 2nd Amendment. She is open in her condemnation of the Supreme Court decision on "Heller v. District of Columbia." "Heller" established that we all have a basic, innate, fundamental Right to own firearms and keep them in our homes for self defense.  Clinton wants to have that decision revisited (read reversed).  And the way she intends to do that is to appoint left-wing commie pinko weenie justices to overturn it. Her more detailed plans call for implementing the aforementioned Universal Background Checks, so the Feds know who has the guns, limiting the number of guns you can buy, and then outlawing so-called "assault rifles" and semi-automatic weapons (one pull of the trigger, one bullet goes out the pointy end).  You should know that outlawing semi-automatics would eliminate fully 74% of all weapons available for sale!  So there. You don't really have to repeal the 2nd Amendment.  You just eliminate 3/4ths of the guns available for sale here in America.  Same thing.  And easier to accomplish.

Think of it:  A woman who has had scads of armed bodyguards protecting her rather well-upholstered bottom for decades wants to disarm you, the Great Unwashed. Ponder that also...

And helping Hitlery in her quest is Taxifornia's very own Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome (no wonder Kimberly Guilfoyle left him!).  He's decided that his best hope to replace Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown in the corner office in Sacramento is legislation to further screw us gun owners by forcing us to pay $50 for a background check each time we want to buy ammo, and then limit us to 100 rounds per month!  So a $5 box of .22s would now cost us $55.00!  

You see the trend here, folks?  Make guns harder to buy, harder to own, and harder and more expensive to use. Punishing law-abiding gun owners for the actions of the few seems to be how commie pinko dumbass liberal weenies intend to render us defenseless...

So, I ask this question:  However you feel about guns, whether you love them or hate them, do you really want someone to start nibbling around the edges of our Bill of Rights?  And even if you're okay with rewriting the 2nd Amendment, what comes next? The 1st?  The 4th?  The 5th?  The 10th?  It's a slippery slope, my friends.  

So, I started this unassuming little missive by asking the question, "Could gun control actually work?"  Well, based upon the hard facts presented herein, you be the judge. Could it?

EPILOG:  After pushing the "Publish" button on this, my latest little offering to my tens of rabid followers, I noticed an interesting article in today's Press-Enterprise.  

In spite of the fact that Meheeeeeko's Constitution guarantees its citizens th right to buy and own handguns and rifles for self-defense and sporting purposes, actually getting your hands on one proves to be far more difficult than here in the States.  Going Chicago one better, Meheeeeeeeeeeko has just one gun store in the entire country! And, it's located in a nondescript, unmarked industrial building deep in the suburbs of the Capitol.  It's staffed by uniformed soldiers as well.  You must surrender your cell phones and cameras to enter, and remove caps and all outer garments prior to passing through the metal detector.  The guns are all secured in glass cases and out of the reach of possible purchasers. The store manager states openly that he does his very best to dissuade those who might try to buy one of these beauties from actually doing so.  Seems they worry that guns, the same ones their citizens have the absolute right to own, the same ones that are thicker than fleas on a Blue Tick hound among the drug cartels, might actually fall into the hands of...their ordinary citizens.  No wonder they're trying to make their way north...

This article was very timely.  This is proof to those who might need it of just how far politicians can go to deprive us of our rights, without actually eliminating those rights altogether. Convinced yet?   

Saturday, August 13, 2016

King County vs. Philadelphia


Let me take you back to the 2012 General Election, my friends.  

It was Romney vs. Obama.  We'd like to think that it was hard-fought, but it wasn't. Romney proved to have brought a knife to a gun fight.  He was a wuss.  He just wasn't willing to take the battle to Obama and his sycophants, presumably because he did not wish to be thought a racist.  Obama, you see, is half-white. Some call him half-black, but that's them.  

In fact, it's reported that the residents of Kenya, East Africa are now reporting that Mr. Obama is half-white, probably due to his abject failure as a President.  Actually, I just made that up.  But if they're paying attention to the news, it's surely possible a few of them think that, right?

As to the subject of this posting.  Those of us who make it a hobby to analyze politics and its effect on our lives, like me, enjoy looking for anomalies.  And one gigantic anomaly was what happened in King County, Texas back in November, 2008.  

King County, my friends, is the very largest county in all of America.  It is 913 square miles in area.  That's big.  Yet, it is the home of only 314 citizens, with no incorporated town.  It produces scads of oil, and is home to the very largest cattle ranch in the entire United States.  It is also the very most Republican county in America.  

In the 2012 election, 95.9% of King County's residents voted for Mitt Romney.  That means that 3.1%, or just 5voted for Obama.  When an enterprising reporter later began a search to find and interview one or more of those five, he found no one willing to admit to having cast a vote for "that guy." Perhaps they were afraid of being shamed by their fellow residents.  

Now let's take a look at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  One of America's oldest and most historic cities, "Philly" boasts a total of 1,560,207 residents as of the 2010 census. And, predictably for an old, Eastern, "blue" city, which has been owned and operated for generations by the Democrat party machine, 78.5% of its residents vote Democrat. Only 9.4% of its citizens admit to being Republicans. And those likely live in the more affluent suburbs.  So, one could reasonably predict that approximately that same relative mix could be expected when the votes are counted. You know, like one out of every eight or so votes cast would be for the Republican? 

Absolutely not!

There were 59 districts in the City of Philadelphia during the 2012 General Election that recorded not a single vote for Mitt Romney!  Not a single vote!  3.1% of King County, the most Republican county in America, voted for Obama, but not a single citizen of Philly in 59 of its voting precincts voted for Romney!  

What do you figure the odds are against that?  I would think that there would have had to have been at least one drug-addled, wheelchair-bound, alcoholic, one-legged Viet Nam vet who would have pulled the handle for Mitt, if only by accident, wouldn't you?

But noooooooooooooooooooo!

In fact, there was an elderly Black woman in Philly back then who was nice enough to admit, on camera, that she voted for B. Hussein Obama 7 times!  She said she wanted to make sure her vote "counted."  It sure did.  Multiple times.  

In fact, there were a number of cities within larger metropolitan areas in Chicago, Baltimore and Newark, back then, for example, that reported that as many as 130% of the registered voters in their precincts had voted for Obama. That's pretty hard to do, I'm guessing, unless the guy who gets that percentage of the vote belongs to the "right" party.

Now, as every American should know, voting more than once is a felony.  And the woman in Philly was indicted, charged and convicted of voter fraud for her transgression.  But after serving a few months in the local Gray Bar Hotel, she had her conviction overturned by then (Black) Attorney General Eric Holder and released with much fanfare from prison. Seems that breaking the law in a way that's advantageous to the "preferred" regime isn't really breaking the law at all.

And aren't we seeing exactly that exact same scenario play out right about now with Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton?  FBI Director James Comey tells us that she is guilty of gross violations of law but somehow will not be indicted by Obama's Justice Department.  And her "charitable foundations" manage to pay out only 14% of all donations to the charities for which they were founded.  The remainder, 86%, goes to pay for her and her husband's travel, meals, vacations, clothing and leisure!  Really?  

And she just released her tax returns.  Seems they reported earning $10.4 Million last year.  That's pretty good for someone who never started a business or invented anything and can't sing or dance or hit a fastball.  It seems that what Hillary's really good at is selling influence, first to the Arkansas State House, then to the White House Lincoln Bedroom, and later to the U.S. State Department.  But hey, she gave $1 Million to charity!  That's good, right?  Right?

Oh yeah, the charity that received that donation was...wait for it...the Clinton Family Foundation.  So the Foundation give the Clintons money, and then they give it right back to the Foundation, and claim a tax deduction for so doing.  The fact that the Lap Dog Media doesn't blare out the hypocrisy of this obvious self-dealing is telling in and of itself.  And yet, they somehow get away with it.

So those who are concerned that the upcoming election may be rigged, with the outcome known to "insiders" in advance, have every right to be.  I'm just wondering when those 5 lonely Democrats in King County, Texas, will get the message and start voting more than once...

King County vs. Philadelphia


Let me take you back to the 2012 General Election, my friends.  

It was Romney vs. Obama.  We'd like to think that it was hard-fought, but it wasn't. Romney proved to have brought a knife to a gun fight.  He was a wuss.  He just wasn't willing to take the battle to Obama and his sycophants, presumably because he did not wish to be thought a racist.  Obama, you see, is half-white. Some call him half-black, but that's them.  

In fact, it's reported that the residents of Kenya, East Africa are now reporting that Mr. Obama is half-white, probably due to his abject failure as a President.  Actually, I just made that up.  But if they're paying attention to the news, it's surely possible a few of them think that, right?

As to the subject of this posting.  Those of us who make it a hobby to analyze politics and its effect on our lives, like me, enjoy looking for anomalies.  And one gigantic anomaly was what happened in King County, Texas back in November, 2008.  

King County, my friends, is the very largest county in all of America.  It is 913 square miles in area.  That's big.  Yet, it is the home of only 314 citizens, with no incorporated town.  It produces scads of oil, and is home to the very largest cattle ranch in the entire United States.  It is also the very most Republican county in America.  

In the 2012 election, 95.9% of King County's residents voted for Mitt Romney.  That means that 3.1%, or just 5voted for Obama.  When an enterprising reporter later began a search to find and interview one or more of those five, he found no one willing to admit to having cast a vote for "that guy." Perhaps they were afraid of being shamed by their fellow residents.  

Now let's take a look at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  One of America's oldest and most historic cities, "Philly" boasts a total of 1,560,207 residents as of the 2010 census. And, predictably for an old, Eastern, "blue" city, which has been owned and operated for generations by the Democrat party machine, 78.5% of its residents vote Democrat. Only 9.4% of its citizens admit to being Republicans. And those likely live in the more affluent suburbs.  So, one could reasonably predict that approximately that same relative mix could be expected when the votes are counted. You know, like one out of every eight or so votes cast would be for the Republican? 

Absolutely not!

There were 59 districts in the City of Philadelphia during the 2012 General Election that recorded not a single vote for Mitt Romney!  Not a single vote!  3.1% of King County, the most Republican county in America, voted for Obama, but not a single citizen of Philly in 59 of its voting precincts voted for Romney!  

What do you figure the odds are against that?  I would think that there would have had to have been at least one drug-addled, wheelchair-bound, alcoholic, one-legged Viet Nam vet who would have pulled the handle for Mitt, if only by accident, wouldn't you?

But noooooooooooooooooooo!

In fact, there was an elderly Black woman in Philly back then who was nice enough to admit, on camera, that she voted for B. Hussein Obama 7 times!  She said she wanted to make sure her vote "counted."  It sure did.  Multiple times.  

In fact, there were a number of cities within larger metropolitan areas in Chicago, Baltimore and Newark, back then, for example, that reported that as many as 130% of the registered voters in their precincts had voted for Obama. That's pretty hard to do, I'm guessing, unless the guy who gets that percentage of the vote belongs to the "right" party.

Now, as every American should know, voting more than once is a felony.  And the woman in Philly was indicted, charged and convicted of voter fraud for her transgression.  But after serving a few months in the local Gray Bar Hotel, she had her conviction overturned by then (Black) Attorney General Eric Holder and released with much fanfare from prison. Seems that breaking the law in a way that's advantageous to the "preferred" regime isn't really breaking the law at all.

And aren't we seeing exactly that exact same scenario play out right about now with Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton?  FBI Director James Comey tells us that she is guilty of gross violations of law but somehow will not be indicted by Obama's Justice Department.  And her "charitable foundations" manage to pay out only 14% of all donations to the charities for which they were founded.  The remainder, 86%, goes to pay for her and her husband's travel, meals, vacations, clothing and leisure!  Really?  

And she just released her tax returns.  Seems she reported earning $10.4 Million last year.  That's pretty good for someone who never started a business or invented anything and can't sing or dance or hit a fastball.  It seems that what she's really good at is selling influence, first to the Arkansas State House, then to the White House Lincoln Bedroom, and later to the U.S. State Department.  But hey, she gave $1 Million to charity!  That's good, right?  Right?

Oh yeah, the charity that received that donation was...wait for it...the Clinton Family Foundation.  So the Foundation give the Clintons money, and then they give it right back to the Foundation, and claim a tax deduction for so doing.  The fact that the Lap Dog Media doesn't blare out the hypocrisy of this obvious self-dealing is telling in and of itself.  And yet, they somehow get away with it.

So those who are concerned that the upcoming election may be rigged, with the outcome known to "insiders" in advance, have every right to be.  I'm just wondering when those 5 lonely Democrats in King County, Texas, will get the message and start voting more than once...

Sunday, August 7, 2016

"Creating Jobs"


Like you, I probably heard politicians utter two words during the Primary Season and the political party conventions just finished (thank God!) more than any others:  


"Creating Jobs!"

Yes, my friends, politicians just luuuuv to talk about creating jobs.  And I find that strange, because with the exception of a very, very few of them, none have ever created a single job. In fact, it's' my opinion they wouldn't know how.  

That's because they do not know what they do not know.  We have a perfect example of the undeniable truth in that statement currently residing in the peoples' White House. We elected a man whose qualifications were serving as a community organizer (which means signing up poor Black folks on the south side of Chicago to vote Democrat in exchange for food stamps), and 153 days in the Senate.  In fact, He probably thinks He knows what He's doing.  He doesn't.  And that's why folks like Him have so little difficulty in talking about it.  

Yes, my friends, and you are my friends, politicians these days give a bad name to the very name itself.  Back in George Washington's day, politicians left the farm, or the general store, or the blacksmith shop and headed off to the new Federal Republic of the District of Columbia to spend two or three or four years doing the peoples' work. Making laws and trying to help craft our brand new nation is what they were there for. And they did a damn fine job.  And when they were through doing their duty, often at a high cost to their fortunes and families, they headed on back to the farm or the store or the shop to resume their previous careers. And that's why we loved - and love - them so.

Today?  Not so much.  

It's been said that a politician has two jobs: getting elected, and then getting reelected. Did you know that the average member of the House of Representatives needs to rake in more than $20,000 per dayevery single day, in contributions to fund their reelection campaigns?  That takes a lot of time, effort and energy.  Time and energy that could have, and should have, been used to do what they were sent to Foggy Bottom to do. 

But most of the time they are successful in achieving that lofty goal.  The "return rate" of Congressweenies that decide to run for reelection, which is almost all of them, is better than 95%!  Today, being a lawmaker turns out to be more or less a lifetime job. One with some serious benefits in terms of income and influence and retirement perks. One, it seems, that a whole lot of 'Muricans crave.

However, unless the politician has had a business career prior to entering politics, he or she more than likely has never, ever created a single solitary job.  Most of them are lawyers, meaning the only thing they've ever created is reasonable doubt and very large invoices.  

But bizz guys and gals invent stuff and start companies and hire folks.  That's called "creating jobs." Jobs that wouldn't exist had they not taken a gamble and started a company.  

But, once again, the normal, everyday, average politician (read bloviating dissembling narcissistic insufferable weenie) doesn't know that.  They keep paying lip service to "creating jobs." And most Americans actually believe them.  That's because most Americans have never created jobs.  And that "most" includes the Lap Dog Media, who have never signed a check on its face, either.  So, we have a Perfect Storm; lying politicians, left-wing reporters and gullible voters. Sad.

Back to creating jobs.  You need to know only two things before we proceed:

1.  The Government has no money of its own.  In order to get some money, the Gummint first has to take that money from somebody who earned it.

2.  The only job Government ever created was a Government job.  

Got it?  Good.

Sooooo, here's the recap:  Government forcibly takes your dough (as if you had a choice!), and then redistributes it all willy nilly to whomever it thinks can be successfully bought, via the voting booth, benefiting only itself.  And in addition, the printing press at the Treasury Department is running 24/7, puking forth the extra cash that the Gummint thinks it needs that picking the publics' pocket doesn't produce in sufficient quantities.  

So here's what you need to know about Government and creating jobs:  

The only thing Government can do to influence job creation is to create an environment into which jobs are drawn.

And how does it do that?  Here, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, is The Chuckmeister's prescription for job creation:

1.  First, create a tax policy that rewards risk.  If you risk the time, effort, energy and money necessary to start a company or a service or a product and hire people, you should not be punished for so doing via a usurious tax rate.  America's income tax rate is 35+%.  That is the very highest in the world!  Ireland's, for example, is only 15%.  Any question, then, why our corporations are picking up and leaving our shores in droves for the Emerald Isle?

2.  And second, Government rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures should be minimized, streamlined and smoothed out so as to make new business formation quick, easy and simple.  The 7,100 pages of onerous new rules and regulations that have been put in place since Obama rode in on a lightning bolt from Mount Kenyastan have gone a long way toward strangling new business formation.  

Closer to home (my home, that is), it takes more than a year and more than $1 Million dollars to gain approval from all levels of Gummint in the once-Golden State of Taxifornia to open a new fast food franchise restaurant.  It takes less than three months and less than $60,000 to gain approval in the Great State of Texas.  That's why the CEO of Carl's Jr. made the choice not to open another burger joint in CA, the state in which it was created, and move all its new restaurant formation chips to Texas.  In just the past two years more than 60 Carl's Jr.s have been opened in Texas. And Texas has no personal or corporate income taxes!  And that's just one example!  Thus, moving your business and your staff to Texas gains one an immediate increase in bottom-line income of as much as 13.9%, plus lower housing and living costs.  

Blow that shocking statistic up over the 9,000 corporations that have escaped CA and you have the makings of a genuine revolt!  In fact, while we're on the subject, did you know that more than 50% of all the new American jobs created since Barry O was immaculated were created in Texas?  That ought to be all the proof you need to know that a fairer tax rate and minimal Government interference will create the vacuum into which scads of jobs will be drawn. Food for thought... 

So, the next time some bloviating bozo in a suit tries to tell you that he or she can create jobs, run, don't walk, in the opposite direction.  You'll be doing yourself a favor...

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Is Liberalism a Mental Illness?


I have come to believe that Liberalism may be a mental illness.

I could be wrong, but I don't think so.  Let's consider the facts...

My friends, and you are my friends, Liberalism must  be a mental illness.  There's really no other way to explain why some people, and perhaps a tad over half the people, they having been divided into little sub-groups by the Democrats over the eons, i.e., blacks, Jews, Latinos, the poor, the Lap Dog Media, college professors, etc., etc., have decided to embrace a philosophy which cannot by any means be defended by ordinary, everyday, presumably otherwise intelligent people.

In my erstwhile opinion, that is.

Think about it:  Liberals believe that there is income inequality and that it's unfair!  

Well, Duuuuuuuuh!  

Of course there's income inequality!  That's because some people are worth more for what they do than others!  If you can dance, or sing, or do magic tricks, or throw a fastball, or maybe create a company or a product or a service that everybody wants (think "Apple"), then you can command more money than if your only talent is sucking down Schlitz Malt Liquor and watching Jerry Springer reruns whilst sitting on your fat ass on your threadbare couch in your BVD's sporting a three day-old growth of beard.  

But Liberals, or as they are sometimes called, Progressives, or socialists, or communists, or even Democrats, believe that we should all be paid the same.

Think about it.  Back eight years ago or so, before Barry Obama had yet to become our Dear Leader, some of us went to college and got a degree and scored a job and went to work and earned a good paycheck.  And others didn't.  The ones that did earned more money than the ones that didn't. And nobody found that the least bit strange.  I mean, why would they?  No harm, no foul.  

But then Barry screwed the system by forcing through Obamacare without a single Republican vote, which obliterated the 40 hour workweek.  And it, along with an avalanche of onerous new rules and regulations that strangled businesses and killed the job market. Unemployment went through the roof.  Businesses stopped hiring. Middle class jobs all but disappeared.  And then little Johnnies and Suzies had to compete with middle-aged, newly-unemployed 'Muricans who had just been displaced from their well-paying jobs for minimum wage work by the realities mentioned above.  

And those policies have so far put 93,567,000 out of the workforce.  That leaves only 63.7% in the Labor Force Participation Rate (the LFPR is a Federal Government-provided statistic...they report to Obama, so this statistic must be accurate). That's a 40 year low, my friends!  And we now boast 43,000,000 on food stamps. That's 15% of the entire population!  Not good. No, my friends, not good at all...

And then there's the slowest recovery from a recession in the history of America. Never a year since Barry was immaculated that has the economy exceeded 3% growth. And in most it was much less.  Much less!  The growth rate for 2016 shows only a 1.2% growth rate, so far.  Anemic.  We need at least, at least, a 4% annual growth in the Gross Domestic Product in order to create enough jobs to keep pace with our growing population.  In Ronnie Reagan's time his GDP grew at an annual rate of 8% coming out of the recession he inherited.  But Libbies seem happy with Barry's performance. Mental illness?  You decide.

And Barry said that George W's $9 Trillion in debt was "unpatriotic."  But Libbies must be okay with his $20 Trillion in Federal debt.   And it's climbing.  Quickly. Obama hasn't created jobs, but he has created more Federal debt than all other presidents in our nation's proud history, combined!  Is that unpatriotic also?  

But Liberals seem happy with it.  They must, because they're all gleeful at the prospect of voting in Hil(liar)y to add another four-year or eight-year term to Barry O.'s Presidency. That's what they both are advertising.  Mentally ill?

And how about this:  The unions, having lost most all their membership over the years, decided to look to min-wage employers to gain new dues payers. I mean, after all, the union bosses need somebody to pay for their ultra-luxe, first-class vacations to the Bahamas, right?  The Service Employees International Union, the folks who represent the $8.00 an hour maids who make up your bed at the Holiday Inn, bet more than $50 Million of their members' hard-earned dues in a multi-year effort to shame McDonalds and other fast food joints into paying their employees $15.00 an hour. That's nearly double the current $7.85 min-wage. A wage bump, by the way, that would put almost all of them out of business. That's nearly twice the starting wage of a soldier in the United States Army!  Do you actually think that a burger-flipper should be paid twice what a soldier, who is required to write a blank check payable to you and me for a sum up to and including his life, should earn?  But hey, America, they're probably mentally ill, so that sort of thinking makes perfect sense to them.  Not to me, but apparently to them.

Annnnnnd then there's this:  How about the sort of mental acuity that would permit Liberals to actually believe that "climate change" is more dangerous to us that ISIS? You know, that band of Islamic jihadist killer murderous pond scum thugs who want to separate our heads from our bodies poses less of a risk to us, the Libbies believe, then "global warming," or "climate chaos," or "climate disruption," or whatever they're calling it these days. John "Lurch" Kerry, our Secretary of State, and our National Buffoon, just said so last week.  Are they stark-raving nuts? Seems so to me. How about you?

Hello Liberals!  The climate has been changing since there was a climate!  It gets hotter, then colder, then hotter again. California used to be covered with ice. It was called "The Little Ice Age."  But if you haven't noticed lately, it no longer is. That's because...wait for it...the climate changed!  And I'm thinking it will continue to change regardless of Liberals' die- hard effort to tax us into submission in an effort to stop it.  

Think about it:  There were no SUV's when Taxifornia was covered with ice.  And yet, the "climate changed," causing all that ice to melt, and without a single bit of carbon dioxide from the tailpipe of a Chevy Suburban assisting in the process. I think this kind of thinking actually does require one to be a bit loonie.  Agree?

Did you know that China and India are opening a new coal-fired electricity generating plant every week?  Between the two of them they have half of the world's population. And they need to generate power for their populations.  They know, and we know, that coal is the most efficient, and cheapest, source of power we humans have.  And we have a 200-year supply.  Buuuut, Liberals seem to believe that what happens there will stay there.  Kind of like Las Vegas, I guess.  

Maybe they think there's a 60,000 foot tall Plexiglas wall surrounding America, keeping out all the bad air that's generated on the other side of the planet.  But, Liberals don't seem to know that as the world spins on its axis the atmosphere (climate) circles the globe counter-clockwise. What's there today will be here next week.  But if you're mentally ill, you won't know that. Too bad, so sad.

And how about this?  That group of Liberal thinkers seems to believe that college should be free.  Yes, free!  And, since we know that nothing is free, then who, exactly, do they think should pay for this "free" gift from the Federal Gummint?  The 1%, that's who. And, since the 1% already pays 38.7% of all the Federal income taxes collected, exactly how much do the Libbies think those God-awful 1%-ers should pay?  50%? 80%?  110%?

Hil(liar)y Clinton was on TV this past Sunday telling the talking head that was interviewing her that she intended to get the money to pay for college and new roads and bridges and highways from the "1%."  Why?  Because, as she said, "That's where the money is."  Do you remember Willie "The Actor" Sutton, that infamous Depression-era bank robber? He said precisely the same thing when asked why he robbed banks. Clinton has, it appears, a good mentor.

What makes these drooling fools think the "1%-ers" won't take some of that wealth and head off to the local airport, hop on board a nice shiny Gulfstream 550, and depart for Panama, or Costa Rica, or Belize?  I would.  Wouldn't you? In fact, wouldn't you have to be crazy not to? 

In fact, more than 1,000 higher earners turned in their U.S. passports last year and headed off for parts unknown, taking their wealth with them.  More are expected to join them this year.  When will the Liberals get a grip and figure out that they're killing the Golden Goose?  Or, perhaps we should just realize that they will never do so, because they're - hello! - mentally ill!   

Bringing this little soap opera drama closer to (my) home, California has lost more than 9,000 corporations over the past ten years.  Why?  Because the dummies in power up there in Sacramento don't seem to realize that overtaxing its citizens can - and does - result in their bolting for parts unknown.  What's that sound we hear?  It's the roll-up door on U-Haul trucks closing just before their tail lights start growing ever dimmer as they head East on the I-10 for Nevada, or Utah, or Arizona, or New Mexico, or Texas.

Example:  Toyota incorporated in Torrance, California more than sixty years ago. They've done quite well ever since. Yet, the once-Golden State has kept on raising taxes to the point it no longer makes sense to do bizz here.  So, that automotive icon has become one of those 9,000 corps that have escaped.  They relocated to Plano, Texas, taking more than 4,000 white collar execs with them.  And what did Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown, our Guv and Civil Servant-for-Life have to say about their move? "Good riddance," said he.  Nice, Jer.  Nice.  Mentally ill?  Me thinks so.

My theory is it won't be long before there's no one left here in Taxifornia except for sign twirlers and Starbucks baristas. But that's because those who are calling the shots are - you already know it - mentally ill.

And consider this:  Our military is the smallest it's been since the day before Pearl Harbor.  Barry has made it so.  Our Navy is half the size it was when Ronnie Reagan was President.  We've gone from an 800 ship Navy to just over 350.  Our Air Force is smaller than it was when it hadn't yet been named the "Air Force."  We've lost more than 300,000 soldiers in the U.S. Army alone. Smaller even than it was before World War 2.  Do the Libbies not know that our enemies attack us when we're most vulnerable?  Me thinks not.  Does anyone doubt that the Libbie's hate the military? I'd like to know who could possibly doubt that claim. Perhaps they really are mentally ill.

And, for my finale, the Liberals among us actually seem to believe that when really, really Bad Guys shoot up a school, or a mall, or a movie theater, then the absolutely reasonable and proper thing to do is to take guns away from gun owners who did nothing at all wrong.  They don't seem to feel the same about cars when drunk drivers kill people, or knives when crazies start slashing up a crowd, or pressure cookers when a jihadist murdering thug blows a number of innocent folks to smithereens during a marathon.  

But they are fixated on separating honest, honorable, red-blooded, God-fearing 'Muricans from their legally-purchased and legally-owned weapons, even though those gun owners possess them under the aegis of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which, as the Supreme Court has affirmed under Heller v. D.C., absolutely guarantees them the Right of such ownership.

And more recently the Libbies have selected as their candidate for POTUS a woman who is advocating employing the "Australian form of gun control."  Now we all know that the Australians solved their gun "problem," if there was one, by forcibly confiscating all weapons.  Oh, they gave the now-defenseless owners a few bucks in exchange, but more than 800,000 of their guns were melted down, leaving only criminals with firearms.  

And the Libbies somehow believe that putting up signs saying "Gun Free Zone" will keep the guns away.  I'm guessing they also believe that putting up signs saying "Hurricane Free Zone" will prevent another Katrina.  

Think of it, my friends.  The Libs believe, deep down, that a sign - a sign - will turn some crazed dude around and cause him to rethink his plan to murder a bunch of innocents.  Hey Liberals!  Did you know that the Korean crazy that shot up Virginia Tech a few years back walked past a sign proclaiming "Gun Free Zone" on his way to the scene of his crimes?  Maybe the sign needed to be larger.  Or maybe it needed to be in "all caps."  Or maybe a different font was needed.  A sign?  Really?  Jeeeesh! 

This last factoid should be the ultimate piece of evidence that mental illness is rampant among those of Liberal persuasion. Could anything be greater proof that those on the Left, you know, the Liberals, the Progressives, the Democrats, are absolutely stark-raving lunatics?  

Orrrrrrr, maybe they're just trying to disarm the public to make them easier to manage when the Balloon Goes Up.  If that's the case, then maybe they're not mentally ill at all. Maybe they're just diabolically evil...

Monday, July 25, 2016

Buying handguns, computers and books...


And while we're on the subject of guns...

...during the memorial to the five murdered hero policemen in Dallas a week or so ago, our semi-retired, full-time vacationer -in-Chief POTUS was kind enough to hijack that solemn gathering and share with us, the Great Unwashed, his opinions regarding racial inequality, Black Lives Matter, police brutality, and teenagers and their purchasing choices.  Lucky us.

Here's a part of what he said, and I quote:  

"...We flood communities with so many guns it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock then to get his hands on a computer, or even a book."

Somewhat later in that interminable sermon, he said, "...We all know this to be true."

Well, Mr. Obama, may I say that we don't all know this to be true.  In fact, those of us who were wearing the tinfoil hats back in 2008 when you and your backers hipmotizzzzzed America, know that what you said that day was a bald-faced lie.  About one-third of us screamed at the TV, using all manner of nasty, unprintable comments. The other two-thirds nodded their likely unemployed heads in agreement, saying, "You tell 'em, Oh Sahib!"  

And there's only one question that must be asked: Did you actually believe what you said that day, or were you just bleating out another in a never-ending series of falsehoods so as to keep your mindless flock "oohing" and "ahhing" at your every utterance?  

If you actually believed what you said, then you are completely devoid of any semblance of common knowledge regarding the purchase of firearms here in what you've done your very best to make a once-great country.  And God knows, you've been superb at causing ordinary Americans to go out in force to buy guns of all kinds and types, knowing that you're on record as being dead-set on banning them from the landscape.

In order to purchase a Glock, or any handgun for that matter (it would have been nice if he'd actually described what a "Glock" is for the unfamiliar that day!), you must first undergo a comprehensive background analysis known as the "National Instant Criminal System," or "NICS" check. It will cost you $25.00 and the FBI will do a "right now" records search on you to make sure you are cleared to purchase and own a handgun. Or in some states, like the one from which I am unfortunately now blogging, any firearm. You may not own that shiny new Glock if you are a felon, or if you have a restraining order filed against you, or if for any reason the Feds have decided you are not a citizen in good standing and/or a danger to your community.  

You don't leave with your new Glock until that is done, no matter whether it's at a gun store or a gun show (there is no "gun show loophole," people!  It doesn't exist!).  This is what the Lefties among us have been clamoring for, and it's been in effect since 1996! Surprise, you weenies!  You've already got what you've been wanting!  Aren't you proud of yourselves?  What? You didn't know that?  Aren't you interested in finding out what else you don't know?  I guess not... 

And in some states, such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Oregon, Maryland, Washington, and of course here in Taxifornia, which never met a gun control measure that it didn't wholeheartedly embrace, you must then put up with a several-day waiting period before you can actually take possession of your newly-bought firearm.  This is, as the "more equal than you" have put it, to give you a "cooling off" period just in case you were buying that there gun while hot under the collar so you can go straight home and do away with your significant other. Here, it's ten days.  Some places, it's three days.  It's unconstitutional, of course (remember that part in the 2nd Amendment about "...the Right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed?"), but that doesn't seem to stop any Lefty legislators anymore, does it?  

See?  Not so easy, is it Barry?  And see, that crap that dripped from your community organizer lips a week or so ago was a demonstrable, unmitigated and fabulously fabricated falsehood (how's that for a nifty little alliteration?). 

Or, better put, it was us mid-westerners call a lie!

And if you said it to keep your flock in line, then it says quite a bit about those "sheeple" who follow your every word, doesn't it?  If you happen to be among the two-thirds of our populace that do not own a firearm (for shame!), and do not know that guns don't actually wake up in the morning, wash their little metallic faces, load themselves up with evil, hollow point, armor-piercing bullets and go out looking for some innocent little - probably Black - child to murder in cold blood, then take note of this little unassuming posting.  You have been lied to, you weenies! You have been misled, continually, by those who wish to render - and keep you - unarmed and defenseless.  The only question you should be asking yourselves is, why?

I'm thinking it just might be an effort to install a Federalized, armed military police force somewhere down the line to subjugate you and me just as soon as the judiciary is under the full and complete control of the Left.   As that old saying I learned in the Army goes, "If you have them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow."  And that cannot happen until or unless we as a society have been disarmed.  

As for the more than One Hundred Million of us who are armed and intend to remain that way (Google "Molon Labe" if you need a more descriptive term), we are quite capable of defending ourselves against all enemies, foreign or domestic. We know a lie when we hear it, and we know a liar when he stares unblinking into the camera and spews those lies with machine-gun rapidity. 

In the unlikely event that Mr. Obama happens to read this little blog posting, I hereby lay down the figurative gauntlet. Let's get together, you and me, at and time and place of your choosing.  I'll give you a couple of hours to come up with a Glock, a computer and a book. I'll even give you a couple of thousand of rapidly-depreciating dollars to pay for it all. That's about twice the retail price of those three items.  We all know "it's true" that you can buy a computer at Best Buy, and a book at Barnes and Noble. Since you seem to know so much about where to purchase a Glock, perhaps because of your experience while living in your "gunless" adopted home town of Chicago, where more people are shot each weekend than in beautiful downtown Baghdad, maybe you won't even need the entire hour...

And, since it's been a few years since I visited Foggy Bottom, it may be that D.C.'s so evil and dangerous that you need a CCW permit to secrete a laptop.  Or, to hide a Harry Potter book in your waste band (no, I didn't fail to spell "waist" correctly; I thought "waste" to be more appropriate. considering who the protagonist is in this little morality play). In which case you'll have to figure out which street corner to illegally buy either one.  

One more thing.  Don't you or any other weenie come to our house looking for some place to "shelter in place" when the fit hits the shan.  You'll find no such comfort among those of us who were smart enough to gird our loins and prepare for the coming "unpleasantness." 

Remember, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

"Well of Course it was Guns! What Else Could it Have Been?"


"Praise be to God, and prayers as well as praise be upon the Prophet of Allah."

"...I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi of the Islamic State.  May God protect him on behalf of the Islam State and Allah."

These were some of the exact words uttered by Omar Mateen during his four calls to 911, while murdering and maiming more than 100 innocent folks out for a good time at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida over a three-plus hour period.

Yes, my friends, he  took a time out while committing his unspeakable acts to make sure that we, the infidels, knew exactly why he was killing and wounding all those people that night.  He was doing it for the glory of Islamic jihadist terrorist ideology. They have declared war on us, my friends. 

We have declared...ummm, ummmmm, well read below and see for yourself.

Within 6.4 seconds (only a slight exaggeration!) of the sound of the shots beginning to fade that night, one B. Hussein Obama, our semi-retired, completely unqualified, soon-to-be ex-President, managed to somehow pry himself away from the golf course and place himself squarely in front of the nearest TV cameras once again to blame the whole sordid thing on...wait for it...


GUNS!

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

Now to be fair, Obama did mumble something under his breath about "radical extremism," whatever the Hell that is. But he stated that the blame rested unequivocally on "too many weapons of mass destruction," and "weapons of war," and "military-style weapons."  

You know, I searched high and low and couldn't find any reference where Mr. Obama placed that blame on "too many cars" when the Black crazy woman stalked and then repeatedly jumped the curb to murder 13 and wound another 30 on the sidewalk in front of the Hard Rock Hotel in Lost Wages a few months back.

Nor could I find any attributions of blame by Mr. Barry of "too many pressure cookers" after the Tsarnaev brothers blew up the Boston Marathon and killed a dozen and wounded and maimed hundreds more a few years back.  

And I couldn't find any mention by Him (capital "H" to show due deference to His Golferness) against "too many knives" after 7 were hospitalized and many more stabbed during a Neo-Nazi rally outside the Capitol Building in Sacramento, California a week or so ago.  The Capitol Building?  Don't we pay enough taxes here in Taxifornia to avoid such carnage and mayhem? I guess not. That's why the smarter ones of us are armed.

And (H)e didn't place any blame with "too many high-powered crossbows" like the one the obviously upset fellow in Philadelphia used to shoot his wife of nine days(!) at close range smack in the middle of her chest a few days back.  

Of course, there is no Right "to keep and bear cars," nor "to keep and bear pressure cookers," nor "to keep and bear knives," nor even to "keep and bear crossbows."  But there is a "fundamental, inalienable Right" to "keep and bear arms." The 2nd Amendment says so.  The Supreme Court has said so.  And we all know so.  

Well, all but Liberals.  They don't seem to know much of anything.

Maybe Barry, the infamous Constitutional law lecturer at Haaavud, has been playing so much golf on our time and our dime that he just hasn't noticed...

Or maybe he just doesn't care...

And then, believe it or not, and you'd best believe it, his soulless sycophantic sillies actually had the temerity to defy more than two centuries of House of Representatives rules to do what commie pinko dumbass liberal weenies called a "sit in" on the floor of that same august body a few days back. They actually sat down in the middle of the Well of the House and stamped their little Gucci-shod feet and held their well-manicured hands and sang "we shall overcome" off-key in an effort to force a vote on "gun control."  

Buuuuut, of course they knew that four separate gun bills had just been voted down the day before in the Senate, so no vote, even if taken, would have been successful.  They knew that.  So the protest they undertook was solely for show. Nothing more than a 27 hour fundraising effort.  A means to get wall-to-wall coverage on MSNBC, that Liberal TV outlet that has thankfully stopped calling itself a "news channel." They don't deal in news.  They deal in Left-wing propaganda. But then, that's what we've come to expect of them.  

What the Democrat lawmakers undertook that day was very simply an effort to try and keep up the pretense that the murders and mayhem visited upon us all in Orlando was the work of "too many guns" instead of "too many Islamic terrorist jihadist pond scum bastards" right here in our midst.  Nothing but an effort at "misdirection." 

They're really good at it.  Unfortunately.

So, those of you who are predisposed to vote come November, please take note of the raging, rampant and ridiculous hypocrisy apparent in this little act of civil disobedience. And then please vote to put an end to it by putting an end to the service offered up by the commie pinko weenies who participated in this lunacy.  

Can you imagine that there will be those who just don't bother to actually learn the truth about such matters and will believe the crap being shoveled their way by the Lap Dog Media?  I do.

Thank you, and good night...