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Saturday, October 8, 2011

California Passes Dream Act, Illegal Aliens Now Entitled to Scholarships

Wow. The bankrupt state of California passes the DREAM Act. This act entitles illegal aliens, under certain conditions, to obtain private taxpayer funded scholarships to college.

It was really hard for me to find the precise funding source for this act. This was the best that I could do:

The signing of AB 131 would supplement the passage of AB 130, which allows undocumented students access to private financial aid in the forms of grants and scholarships. The second part of the bill expands financial aid to include state-backed funding. California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 130 into law in July.

Nothing from California shocks me. California is the "death star" of statists and central planning. This is a state which is limping along with a patchwork 21 billion dollar make believe budget. They cannot pay their unfunded pension liabilities. They are bankrupt.

So what do statist politicians do when faced with the imminent possibility of voter anger? They do this. Why? Because of this:

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can exist only until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a dictatorship."

The Hate Crowd Is Out in Force- More Steve Jobs Churn

Ya wanna hear something funny?

I used to hear people piss and moan that the rich could buy themselves out of a criminal charge. No shit. Like the Kennedy's hadn't done that a time or two, or OJ Simpson, or even Angelo Mozilo. Nobody likes our two tiered criminal justice system- most of all me. But what about the people who use their wealth to simply survive? When did that become a hateful offense?

Steve Jobs was dying. According to this story, Jobs bought a place near Memphis, Tennessee and lived there just long enough to qualify for a liver transplant and got one.

Did he commit a criminal act? No. Did he grease anyone's palms to make the transplant happen? Well, maybe... but this story doesn't allege that. Did Jobs do anything immoral, unethical, or reprehensible? No.

To read this malicious piece, you'd think Jobs was the anti-christ. Let me make this simple. In a capitalistic system, the one we were born into and I guess by default, agree to support... successful people are not able to take advantage of their intelligence or work product according to this author. The poor people of Tennessee were victimized. The author's contention is simple. Because most of us could not do what Jobs did, Jobs is bad. I get it.

One more whining statist (accusing others of being statists) and writing crap.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Absolute and Definitive Proof That Our Government Has Completely Left the Rails

In America, we once had these two concepts. The rule of law and due process. We thought these things were of value and we put them in place to establish procedure and define the circumstances under which a person could be prosecuted for a crime. Due process entitled the accused a chance to review the case, defend one's self, and appeal an adverse verdict. Tyrannical oligarchs don't have much use for all of that pomp and circumstance. It takes too much time.

So now, government has it's own version of the Star Chamber.  Based on some highly secretive  and evasive mumbo jumbo spewed by government officials, the oligarchy now has the right to declare any of us, "enemies of the state and they can proceed forthwith to send us to a watery grave." Great.

Now all of this back and forth comes on the heels of the decision to whack that American born terrorist with a drone last week. The neo cons everywhere were proclaiming that if you take up arms against the U.S. and become an enemy of the state, citizen or not, the U.S. has the right to kill you. In addition to denying any given citizen his or her civil rights and due process which is contrary to law... there is even more downside risk here. 

Remember, we can't review the best evidence nor is there any due process before the government decides to send someone to Davy Jones' locker. No way to keep our government honest. Under these circumstances, we will be forced to accept government's version of the truth. That doesn't exactly leave me brimming with confidence while coming from the most deceptive government perhaps- in the history of the world. That is not an overstatement.

I want you to think about this for a minute. Do you really want to give this government the power to declare anyone they want to- an enemy of the state in some secret little star chamber- and then go out and start killing them? What level of proof are we going to require from government before they start dropping bombs on republicans enemies of the state?

Gawd I hope we can wrestle our country back from these assholes. I really do.

Gal Tries New Baby Batter Flavored Yogurt, Gives It a Thumbs Down

Where else could you write about stuff like this? Topping the urine flavored Mt. Dew furnished to me by my cousin in junior high, and eclipsing the pubic hair submarine sandwich we enjoyed while having lunch in uniform one day, comes this remarkable gem. Not odd that I flashed on the "chocolate pie" in the movie, "The Help."

Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Sentiments Exactly, Very Colorful Speech, "R" Rating

Thanks bruddha. For some odd reason, I don't even mind his language.

Two Critical Points, Coming Soon To A Country Near You

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can exist only until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a dictatorship." 

Ludwig von Mises – Austrian Economist 

He Who Dies With the Most Toys, Still Dies

Today was an odd day for me. Two deaths. Two men that I didn't know. Two men who influenced my life. One because of who he was and the other because of what he wrote.

I have loosely followed the life and wisdom of Steve Jobs. Initially, I followed Apple because it was a company that I wanted to invest in- many years ago. Jobs has always been one of my heroes. He is the embodiment of the American dream. Jobs is what every one of us would want to be- if only we could find a way. Jobs had 300 patents assigned to him. He was a modern day Thomas Edison. I had read Jobs' 1985 interview with Playboy which was quite visionary. It is featured on ZeroHedge today. I was also one of the first to see the Pirates of Silicon Valley when it came out.

I have also used Jobs' commencement address at Stanford many times. Embedded it on this site. In fact I think it is one of the best addresses, speeches, life instructions that I have ever heard. Period.

I felt the same pit in my stomach today that I did when Randy Pausch of the "Last Lecture" (a fantastic book) died. Pausch died way too young with the same disease that claimed Steve Jobs. Weird.

I am left wondering why do guys like Jobs have to exit the planet so early?
You know what I don't get? I have been reading nothing but jealous and nasty comments all over the web about Jobs. Vilifying him. For stupid shit. Like trying to make large profits, or enlarging margins by using overseas manufacturing. Doing the stuff we all would if we could. Big deal. The government gave the world free trade and we got stuck with the losing hand.

Jobs is one of the greatest stories of my lifetime. One of the few role models we had left. I mean that.

The other man who influenced my life a great deal died this week as well. All he ever did was write a weekly column in the Moonbat Express. Pat Murphy, newspaperman.

Murphy was a card carrying moonbat despite the fact that he was a Korean War Vet. Murphy despised anything not associated with the Democrats, he hated Bush and he liked Obama. I don't care what position the moonbats held, environmental issues or the belief that more government is always better, Murphy always agreed. Any kind of Republican, man or idea, was met with contempt.

Week after week I would read Murphy's writing. The dude nearly gave me an aneurysm. I can honestly say, I hated his writing and I really did quit reading his column for awhile. I did note that he hadn't been himself lately. I didn't know he was sick. I've linked his bosses' story about Pat Murphy's life here: 

One of the things you will note is that even though I didn't care for Murphy's writing, that is all I know about Murphy. You can dislike someone's work without hating them, can't you? They are separate subjects aren't they? Murphy may have been a pretty good guy, I will never know. What Murphy did FOR me was infuriate me to the point that I have spent literally thousands of hours becoming aware of what is going on in this country. Through some odd ball conduit, Pat Murphy actually caused me to become a more informed citizen. And I will tell you this, thousands of hours later, I am glad he was who he was. Had I agreed with his crazy positions, I would not be one bit better for it. I might be running around to this day- wanting more debt, more taxes, more government.

Years ago, I was having some blog war about the elite in this country when the site owner introduced me to the title of  today's piece. Some people show us what they believe (good or bad) and as a result- we decide what kind of men we want to be.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I Have A Promising Future Behind Me

I retired from law enforcement four years ago. I slicked back my thinning hair. I punched two holes in my ears and I wear a lot of biker stuff including scarfs on my nearly bald head to keep the sun off. I ride a really gorgeous RoadKing with mini apes. I am rather large at 6'4" and 260, er maybe 270 and even at 50- I spend 5 days a week in the gym. I ain't the kind of guy who screams cop when you meet me nor do I ever tell anyone. Well, most of the time. 

Every once in awhile, I run into some knucklehead who tells me he hates cops. That happened today. When that happens, sometimes I break my vows of silence. Today was one such day.

"Do you know who hates cops?" I asked the knucklehead. He replied, "who?" I told him, "Criminals and mostly shitty criminals. The good criminals are the ones that get away, they don't tend to fear us so much. The real shitty criminals, the dumb ones, we catch those. Those are the ones who hate cops." He said "fuck you" which loosely translated means- I won.

Once we got that out of the way, we began one of those back and forth sessions that involved him trying to rehab his big yap a little by playing nice with me. I am a veteran of such conversations and I reassured him I would not pound his face into the asphalt although I cannot rule out someone else doing that precise thing. Those days are behind me. However, I am still amazed at how many people think cops have some sort of big time power.

If you are one of the people in that camp, please allow me to explain. Police officers are at the bottom of the power totem pole. We are tools. We go out and enforce the law as best we can. Once in awhile we actually catch a bona fide criminal and not some poor sap fending off blows from his drunken wife. We have no immunities. Unlike lawyers and judges, we can be sued. Lawyers carved out a nice little piece of immunity for themselves over time, predicated on the false belief that memorizing a bunch of answers for a bar exam means that you cannot make mistakes and thus you receive immunity from civil law suits. Everyone watches the cops. The press, anyone with a cellphone camera, cops from your department, cops from other departments, citizens, advocacy groups, bosses, risk managers, insurers, bartenders. It's a wonder to me that cops get away with anything. Not to mention, law enforcement is one of the only professions that forces employees to take polygraph tests.

I'd love to see lawyers and judges take polygraph tests. Or drug tests. My secret fantasy. Sick, I know.

It really doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand why cops tend to avoid social situations. It's really difficult to be a cop and find yourself exposed in social settings. It was damn hard in Moonbat Valley to go to a party without some nitwit hauling out a bong. At least when the cops partied, we didn't have to worry about that.

Anyway, I am trying to figure out what I am going to do for the next 25 years or so. I am not sure I can keep working with these knuckleheads. I have this re-occurring dream that I am near the entrance to the Chinese retailer greeting meth addicts as they come into the store. Something tells me I have a promising future behind me.

Tha Last Fanatic

Tonight I read this story about another guy released from prison after a couple of decades of being locked up. Every time I see a story about someone else being freed because of DNA, I cringe just a little bit.

It's not a capital murder case which is odd. For Texas. There must have been some mitigating factors. And although it wasn't a capital case, I find the whole capital punishment, DNA, and innocence projects quite fascinating.

For years and years, I refused to talk about capital punishment. It is one of those arguments where there are no clear winners- just a bunch of fanatics. On both sides. They debate all of the usual topics. Justice, deterrent effects, costs of incarceration and space, biblical dogma and made up and subjectively interpreted dogma depending on which side you land on and what lengths you will go to when trying to prove your point.

Dudley Sharp believes in capital punishment. He is one of those guys who will go to any lengths to prove his point- he loves to cite scripture. He has blogs, he has been on talk shows. I think I can safely call him a death penalty fanatic. Merriam's online defines a fanatic as someone marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion for their cause. That pretty much defines Dudley Sharp.

I met Dudley as the result of him contacting me via a blog I had written about seeing Sister Helen Prejean. (Dead Man Walking) Sister Helen is also a fanatic. The polar opposite of Dudley. 

Unlike Dudley, I am not a fanatic. For most of my life, I have struggled with the death penalty. I've been back and forth with it. I never saw it as a political game or some politically partisan topic. It is more important than that. But the partisan hacks, the politicians, have hijacked capital punishment and turned it into some sort of partisan debate on getting tough with crime and criminals. Politicians are much more forgiving when it comes to their own corruption, bribery, neat little golden parachute private sector jobs, getting essentially free mortgages from Angelo Mozilo, or giving away taxpayer money to your campaign contributing friends at Solyndra. Or trading stocks on inside information which is legal for Congress. Or committing perjury over the gunwalker scandal. Politicians it seems, are tough on murderers if it's politically expedient and gets them re-elected. It's all those other crimes that they are "soft" on. The crimes they engage in.

Timothy McVeigh changed my mind about capital punishment for awhile. His crime was so severe, so dastardly, and so cowardly, that it defied belief. Moving him along to the next world made sense to me. Same with Osama Bin Laden. Yet these people don't care. They are fanatics too.They knew they were going to die for their deeds yet they did them anyway. There is no way to deter guys like Sharp, McVeigh, Bin Laden.

So let's look for some similarities.

It seems that three of our fanatics have several things in common. Killing people achieves some result or goal for each of them. Sharp uses the revenge spirited rationale of justice. McVeigh used the actions of our government at Ruby Ridge and Waco- and his own hatred for the government as rationale for killing all of those folks at the McMurrah Federal Building. Bin Laden used his religion and his hatred for the U.S. as rationale. Interesting. Do these folks have anything else in common?

Yes. A certain level of cowardice. Bin Laden used like minded fanatics to carry out death missions against innocent people. He was not at risk. McVeigh arms a bomb and flees, killing innocent people who could not conceive that level of hatred and evil. He was not at risk. And Mr. Sharp? How much courage does it take to land on some majority view and run with it? If Sharp were asked to execute the condemned, would he? How much courage does it take to administer a lethal injection to a man who is strapped down? Would Sharp have the same level of conviction if he alone were not aided by the state? What if the state said, Mr. Sharp, we are going to let you be our executioner. You can kill just as many people as you would like to, quickly, up until you kill an innocent man. Unfortunately, if you kill an innocent man- we must kill you. Or if you execute more than one innocent person, we must execute a like number of your immediate family. We have a strict eye for an eye policy and we always seek justice wherever that might come from. Would Mr. Sharp agree to those terms? What level of conviction does he have? Perhaps he will land here and tell us himself.

In fact, if you look up the term psychopathy, you might find this first paragraph kind of interesting.

Here is a link to a piece Dudley wrote. It's not bad stuff and he makes a few valid points. Note the poll at the bottom. The majority of people disagree with his piece. Interesting.

Here is my back and forth with Dudley in the comments, almost two years ago.

Sister Helen Prejean is a fanatic. All men and women of faith have great courage. Sister Helen doesn't want to kill one more mentally ill, retarded, railroaded, or innocent person. Sister Helen is fighting a battle she cannot win. The entire power structure of the US is made up of politicians, judges, prosecutors, cops, and people like Sharp. They don't care whether a few innocent people die. It's an acceptable error rate for them. They are winning.

You'd think after a couple thousand years we'd be a little more evolved. Yet the best we've ever been able to do is continue to kill people. This death penalty thing has been going on for quite awhile. In fact, I remember them executing a guy named Jesus Christ. They had the same characters in that story. The judges, prosecutors, the Roman cops. People that thought executing Christ was the right thing to do. People sympathetic to the state. Not much has changed at all. In the end I suppose, you just have to ask yourself which kind of fanatic you want to be.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bank of America, Generating Love and Goodwill

So I caught a flash on my dashboard today about Bank of America calling the cops to prevent a run on the banks. Turns out that info was old and isolated. So while trying to verify that story, I came across this complaint log from Bank of America customers.

On top of the latest gouging tactics, read some of these complaints. Why would anyone bank at at a Too Big To Fail Bank like this? Plenty of reason here to find a credit union with free checking.. .

The Idiots Are Out in Full Force Again

Liberals, lefties, libtards, moonbats, statists, are a group of people who believe government is the answer. Of course we know they are idiots- so many of us try to have a little compassion for them. Moonbats are simply unaware of their level of unconsciousness. Unfortunately, this unconsciousness coupled with their central planning stupidity, does not prevent them from writing.

There are people who believe the following linked bullshit. This is a "Nobel prize winning" author?  Spend our way out of debt? Here's a newsflash for Stiglitz. We tried spend, spend, spend already- dumb ass. I got one word. Solyndra. Chew on that big thinker.

Monday, October 3, 2011

How Big Banks Have Rigged Silver Markets, Aided By the Comex and the CFTC

If you are a silver or gold investor-this is a must read.

This is a well thought out and chronological piece that shows the downward manipulation in the silver markets by big banking interests. It details all of the evidence presented by investors and the actions of the CFTC after the lawsuit was filed. Is this a conspiracy? Absolutely and like every other crooked scheme in town, it's about to unwind and get exposed as well. Of course there will be no criminal prosecutions, maybe some big fines but hey...this is the new USA.

Lotsa stuff going on today.

When Words Fail

Obama claims he is an underdog as he campaigns for re-election. Words cannot describe this level of unconsciousness.

Zerohedge Reporting 1/10th of a Trillion in Debt Added In One Day

Wow. This is jaw dropping. I think the charade and all of the encores are finally over.

Stolen From Doug Ross...This Is The Mind of America

In a nation consumed with incessant wanting, what a great pic. Perfect.

JP Morgan Now Overtly Bribing Police

I am very proud of the fact that I never took one "donation" from any elite and alleged do-gooder on behalf of the Moonbat City Police Department. I had opportunities in the land of jets and servants.

That's how banksters grease law enforcement and government. They pay in advance. Cops probably shag Jamie Dimon's laundry from the cleaners in city squad cars. Fuckers.  

Like Joe says. Two sickies do not make one welly.

California Politicians Now Addressing Penis Issues

You cannot make this shit up. Let's make sure and send all of our idiots to the golden state.

Trouble Commenting?

Jim over at Conservatives on Fire emailed me this morning and told me that for some reason he could not leave comments on my blog posts. This is the third or fourth time I have heard about that problem- this week.

So tonight, I changed some things and imported disqus which is an enhanced commenting gizmo, I think.

Anyway, I am hoping I have cured this problem. Please let me know if the comment thingy is working...I appreciate it. They should never let idiots like me- try to fic things on computers.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Frankenstein Government Solves the US Debt Problem

Late last night, I was looking at the latest moonbat invention which is sure to catch on in the United States... the fat tax. Denmark is going to tax the makers of foods which exceed certain levels of saturated fat. This is absolutely the kind of tax that American statists will love.

All of this fat taxing got me to thinking....

Not only can the moonbats regulate and tax all of those evil corporate producers that they hate so much, but they can now regulate the diets of fat republicans. They will stick it to old whitey. The leftists will absolutely love the fat tax. Imagine all of the money the statists can claim they will save us in medical costs. They know what is good for the rest of us. We will have a healthy, happy country. So what if we have to give up a little more freedom and eat celery sticks? Koom-by-yah Chris Christie!

But why stop there? What if the moonies just said fuck it, we're gonna tax all fat people? Don't laugh.

I don't like celery sticks unless they have that bacon cheese whiz on them and I think the moonbats are missing the big picture. Here at Frankenstein Government- I have a better idea. An idea that I am positive will solve all of our debt problems.

Let's tax booze and drinkers! We'll save everybody. Sure... we know fat people have additional health problems and that they are going to be a drain on our new health care system. But we have an entire culture addicted to booze. A hostage tax base. So what about those millions upon millions of booze hounds? Booze is a far greater risk and it is widespread. We know that alcohol consumption causes all kinds of deaths. Car accidents, suicides, accidental and deliberate deaths, liver damage and cancers, heart attacks, stroke, depression, kidney problems, arterial problems, bleeding ulcers, diabetes. Not to mention all of those other societal costs. Swamped police departments, judicial systems and prisons bursting at the seams, divorce court, a whole cottage industry of rehab centers, shrinks, social workers, and defense lawyers. Hospital hours and billable hours. Skyrocketing workman's comp and liability insurance.

Do fat people cause that much misery? Not hardly, unless one of 'em pins you. Taxing booze and boozers casts a far larger, wider net than any targeted fat tax. And we will nab virtually every moonbat and make them pay out the ying yang for all of their social programs. Moonbats swill booze. Everyone knows that. That's how they come up with most of their stupid ideas. Not to mention they are cheap bastards. They use everyone else's money. A humongous booze tax on individual drinks, retail booze sales, and required blood tests for everyone over 12. Here's how it works.

We could tax one dollar per drink at first. We can always increase it later. We would tax retail sales, add three or four bucks worth of tax per bottle wine, liquor, or 12 pack. We could also tax people who drink by forcing everyone to take free blood tests courtesy of Obamacare. That way we could catch the home brewers and vineyard owners like Nancy Pelosi. Based on your blood test results- we could levy an additional tax on everybody. Tax assessments would be made based on how much you drank and how much money you make. A big rich and elite drunk- say like Ted Kennedy- would have to pay 100k a year. An out of work roofer might only have to perform community service. Blood tests would be required every year. Failure to report for your annual booze blood test would result in a de facto and automatic gigantic tax assessment if you make lots of money or have a job that pays more than 12 bucks an hour. Everyone else would just get more community service.

Here's the part that senators and moonbats will love!

We would have government drink counters assigned to a specific number of bars and restaurants. We would also assign people to review retail sales and doctors offices. Their jobs would be to count the number of drinks, bottles, and drunks. Of course we would need another level of supervisors to keep all of the front line workers honest and sober. We would also need a whole new bureaucracy to administer this system. We could call it the Department of Liquor Taxation Because Government Knows What Is Best and Healthiest For You. (DLTBGKWIBHFY) Obama could appoint the new Booze Czar. All of those new workers could also keep an eye on all of those bartenders, waitresses, and owners- to make sure that they report all of their income. We would have to add thousands of IRS workers. Can you imagine the money that could be made? The jobs we could generate? We could collect a bazillion dollars, create hundreds of thousands of shovel ready jobs, and keep people from going to the hospital and wasting our health care dollars- or dying premature deaths. Millions of lives could be improved or saved.

That is the type of "progressive" regulating and taxing that moonbats love. We will make a shit ton of dough. Hell, we might even wipe out the whole 15 trillion dollar debt in the first year. All those old drunks in Arizona and Florida have to be worth a cool trill all by themselves, don't they? If we can't pull ourselves out of this recessionary spiral with this new tax, then we can start taxing Xanax, benzos, and anti-depressants. These are the drugs that the doctors give us so that we can cope with all of the problems that drinking booze and lying about how much we drink causes us.

Pulitzer city, here I come! Our new theme song. If you can get past the twangy lyrics and big hair-kick ass solos await you at the midline. This is gonna work. It's time to rally. All aboard!