Sunday, March 26, 2017

Put me in charge of food stamps. No cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho's, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. Then we'll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your "home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a "government" job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22-inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the "common good.

Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin their "self-esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self-esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

AND while you are on Government subsistence, you no longer can vote! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov't welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.
From my email. I particularly like the last paragraph - on government subsistence, you can't vote. I'd like to see it extended to government employees at all levels: if you're a full-time federal employee, you can't vote in federal elections; if you're a full-time state employee, you can't vote in state elections; if you're a full-time city/county employee, you can't vote in city/county elections; etc.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

POWERLINE'S Week in Pictures has posted. My favorite, by far:

And, of course, go and see the rest.

Friday, March 24, 2017

THE FIVE DUMBEST QUESTIONS put to Neil Gorsuch. No surprise; all were posed by Dumbocrats Democrats. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) topped the list with two.
BLUEXIT: A modest proposal for separating blue states from red.

I look forward to 'Bluexit' - it will make the collapse of Blue America that much faster as they run out of money to pay for the free stuff that their base demands.
YOU'RE ONLY WHITE if you disagree with progressive orthodoxy.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

WHY OBAMACARE MUST BE REPLACED: One family's ObamaCare tale.

Which is why I want ObamaCare axed. Health care is my responsibility, and how I choose to achieve it should be mine as well.
SPEAKING TOO SOON: Why Trump’s ‘wiretapping’ tweets were a mistake.

Sorry, Jonah, but I disagree. It's time for our political class to stop talking among themselves and start talking to us - as President Trump does with his tweeting.
YES. YES HE DID: Did Obama spy on Trump?

We're only beginning to plumb the depths of the Obama administration's depravity.
IT'S LOOKING MORE LIKELY that Republicans may be inclined to use the Parliamentarian dodge to repeal ObamaCare in toto.

More here.
A RIGHT TO REPAIR: Why Nebraska farmers are taking on John Deere.

Which also explains why I am increasingly reluctant to buy anything whose basic functionality can only be repaired by an 'authorized dealer'.
HERE'S A QUESTION I'VE BEEN ASKING: Where's the Democrats' plan to fix ObamaCare?
IMPRIMIS: Thinking about Vladimir Putin.

President Trump is - and has been - correct: no matter what you think of Vladimir Putin as a person, any rational person must recognize that the man is a leader. To believe or speak otherwise is mere political posturing - virtue signaling.

Read it all. Then read it again.
SUPREME COURT: Transgender bathrooms are not a federal (constitutional) responsibility.
'ADULTING' SCHOOL teaches young adults grown-up skills. I blame the education monopoly (primarily K-12) for focusing more and more on 'social justice' and less and less on actual knowlege.

I noticed it (a little) with my own children, but luckily they graduated before social justice warfare became de rigueur.
A tourist walked into a Chinese curio shop in San Francisco. While looking around at the exotic merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life-sized, bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but was so incredibly striking the tourist decided he must have it. He took it to the old shop owner and asked, "How much for the bronze rat?"

"Ahhh, you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the rat and $100 for the story," said the wise old man.

The tourist quickly pulled out twelve dollars. "I'll just take the rat, you can keep the story".

As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, the tourist noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the alleys and sewers and had begun following him down the street. This was a bit disconcerting so he began walking faster.

A couple blocks later he looked behind him and saw to his horror the herd of rats behind him had grown to hundreds, and they began squealing. Sweating now, the tourist began to trot toward San Francisco Bay.

Again, after a couple blocks, he looked around only to discover that the rats now numbered in the millions, and were squealing and coming toward him faster and faster. Terrified, he ran to the edge of the Bay and threw the bronze rat as far as he could into the Bay.

Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped into the Bay after the bronze rat and were all drowned.

The man walked back to the curio shop in Chinatown.

"Ahhh," said the owner, "You come back for story?"

"No sir," said the man, "I came back to see if you have a bronze Democrat."
From my email.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

AMMO GRRRLL has some advice for experts: "Shut up."
THE TREE OF EXPERTISE hasn’t been doing well lately.
“With psychology papers replicating less than 40%, dietary advice reversing after 30 years of fatphobia, macroeconomic analysis working worse than astrology, the appointment of Bernanke who was less than clueless of the risks, and pharmaceutical trials replicating at best only 1/3 of the time, people are perfectly entitled to rely on their own ancestral instinct and listen to their grandmothers."
When I was a child, experts had experience; now they have 'education'.

And we've gotten nowhere. From my email.

Monday, March 20, 2017

DOUBLING DOWN ON STUPID: How will the police solve gun crimes if people are allowed to use silencers?

Gillibrand has been watching too many spy movies. I wonder if she realizes they're fiction.
WHAT COULD GO WRONG? Portland offers free “tiny home” to residents… if they let homeless people live in them.