Friday, October 21, 2016

I Knew I'd Seen Hillary's Outfit Before

Christian Bale's uniform on the left is from the movie Equilibrium. It's a story of a dystopian society where questioning the authority of the state is illegal. Hillary's uniform on the right is from real life. That one's a story of a dystopian society where questioning the authority of the state is illegal.


I think not.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Serious Reasons Not to Vote for Hillary

I could never support, nor vote for Hillary Clinton for president of the United States. Unfortunately, the people of our country have generally become selfish, immoral, and greedy because of the false promises of Santa Claus socialism. Hillary represents that part of our population which, through severe ignorance, has deluded itself into thinking government is the solution to the problems in the world. Here is a short list of reasons why I won't vote for her, which should be reasons why no one should vote for her.

  1. The next president of the US will be picking several Supreme Court Justices. Our court system teeters on the edge of a complete disregard for the Constitution and the laws which created the best system of government and the freest people on the earth. Hillary would choose justices based merely on the nebulous ideology of social justice, rather than choosing justices who would protect the Constitution and uphold our laws.
  2. Hillary will actively abuse her office to undermine the 2nd Amendment. She has little regard for the Constitution and none for the right to keep and bear arms. She doesn't understand the 2nd Amendment, except as an obstacle in her path to remove guns from the population. The 2nd Amendment gives all Americans the right to defend themselves from tyranny and violence. Hillary wants to take that right away.
  3. Hillary wants to protect the wonton killing of babies at any price. She calls it a woman's choice. Abortion is an inherently immoral position that flies in the face of a more reasonable and careful population. Our society as a whole has so devalued human life, that we sustain businesses such as Planned Parenthood that promote abortion and the selling of the dismembered parts of the unborn. Those who so callously support killing the unborn bear the shame and guilt of heinous acts against humanity.
  4. Hillary cannot both support her ideology and support the free expression of religion. She pays lip service to the rights of the religious, but every word, action, and belief denies religion the free exercise to disagree with her ideology, and to disagree with the special interest groups her ideology has created.
  5. Hillary's concept of economics is blinded by the bankrupt policies of socialism. Simply put, the government cannot tax and spend itself into prosperity.
  6. Hillary has proven that she is incapable of forming a coherent, strong, working foreign policy. Under her guidance as Secretary of State, US relations with other countries has never been worse. Her policies have left the Mideast as unstable as any time in history. Russia, China, Iran, and even North Korea are more dangerous to the world than ever before.
  7. Hillary will attempt to implement an open border policy. Open borders, especially with Mexico, will allow thousands upon thousands of unemployed people into the US. Since, under Hillary, the government must take care of all of them, the people of the United States will be robbed of their money to pay for Hillary's folly. 
  8. More importantly than people crossing the border, terrorists, drugs and weapons are now freely brought into the US because of our porous borders. The ideology of open borders is as immoral and destructive as starting a land war in Asia.
  9. Hillary's solution to all the ills of the country is to make the rich and the corporations "pay their fair share." This point of view is economic suicide. The middle class will suffer the most from tax and spend policies.
  10. Hillary's desire to expand government entitlements threatens to destroy the US economy. Obamacare has proven to be a huge waste of money, which threatens to pull down the entire medical industry. Prices rise as services disappear. Obamacare threatens to drag a large percentage of Americans down to a subsistence level. Hillary wants to add even more unwieldy programs into the overtaxed system and fully supports Obamacare.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Progressivism Summed Up in One Photo

OK, so I haven't posted in awhile. I am swamped with my workload these days. I did come across this photo, which completely sums up Progressive ideology.

I'm off to bang my head against the wall, then start grading for the evening. Banging my head on a solid object really heard reminds me that grading student essays aren't as painful.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

It's All Thanks to Obamacare!

When Obamacare passed through the Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid Congress without a single Republican vote, then was signed into law by President Obama, a lot of people cheered that the US had finally come into the 21st century to form a wise and glorious health care system to insure its citizens.

It was lauded and praised in the news media as the best thing to ever happen to any government ever in the history of forever.

I come here today, not to praise Obamacare, but to bury it.

That year Obamacare passed, my insurance premiums went up 280%. That's right, the brilliant plan of the "Affordable Care Act" had the nearly immediate effect of reducing the amount of money I could spend on my family by some $900 a month.

Each year since then, either my premiums have risen, or I've had to take greater economic risks with huge premiums, high co-payments, ever higher deductibles (currently $6000), and less coverage.

Thanks directly to Obamacare, I can now barely afford my "affordable care."

Today I found out that my insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, will no longer sell individual insurance plans in Maricopa County after this December. Maricopa County contains the Phoenix metropolitan area of over four million people.

 United Healthcare is also dropping out of Arizona.

Yet, thanks to Obamacare, two major companies can no longer afford to sell insurance in my city.

So, thank you Barack Obama. Thank you Nancy Pelosi. Thank you Harry Reid. Under your direction and vast wisdom, you have succeeded in breaking the health insurance market for me and for millions of citizens in Arizona.

But hey, at least our illegal immigrants can still get free health care.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Sermon

What's Terrorism Got to Do With It?

Taking a look back over the past couple of weeks of terrorist attacks in the US, you'd think that the news media would show a little more aggressive reporting over 37 wounded and five dead.

But no.

Eight stabbed in a mall in St. Paul? Hey, at least the Muslim Somali refugee didn't use a gun. Then there'd be outcries for gun bans.

But no.

The Muslim immigrant from Turkey who is believed to have killed four women and a man at a Macy's in Seattle used a rifle. Well, at least it wasn't an evil "automatic" assault rifle. That might have prompted a few anti-gun outcries.

And what can you say about an inept Muslim bomber with ties to Afghanistan, who blew up a Manhattan area, wounding 29 people? Again, no one died, so the news media treated the whole incident like a traffic accident.

It looks like the entire news media have succumbed to the ignorance spread by their high priest, President Obama. The president's attitude toward terrorism in the US seems to rest on denial. If hard pressed, Obama will admit that terrorism exists, but will deny that anything can be done to stop such killings in the US.

Islamist Terrorism

What do these three incidents in the past weeks show us?

The perps were all Muslim.

Islam Is Not a Race

Leftists keep accusing the people in the US considered to be a "basket of deplorables," of race baiting when naming Islamist Terrorism. Can we sit back for a moment to point out, once again, that Islam is not a race?

Islam is a religion. Its mixture with government has produced precisely the danger that leftists are afraid of. Yet, instead of blaming Muslims, they blame Christians.

Progressive dogma makes absolutely no sense.

Charlotte Lives Matter

Instead of focusing on real dangers and real problems, the news media have focused on attacking the one institution that helps keep the US separated from military dictatorships, namely our police forces.

Hatred of police forces isn't new. We can trace clashes with the police back a hundred years and more. The one common denominator for blaming the police is socialism. We can trace conflicts with the police by labor unions, 1960s radicals, and currently by social justice warriors who blame the police any time a black man is shot or arrested.

I was in LA during the riots after the trial acquitted the four police who beat Rodney King. Even then, the news media was out to "prove" the brutality of the police by condemning those four officers for beating up a defenseless black man.

The fact that Rodney King had tried to evade the police with a high-speed chase, was drunk and high on PCP, was tasered twice, and still resisted arrest, didn't seem to make it into the news at the time. To the media, beating Rodney King was an act of racism, not a justified take-down of a drug-crazed criminal.

Edmund Burke on Evil Men

Edmund Burke, the Irish statesman who lived during the time of the American Revolutionary War wrote in a letter:
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
This famous phrase wasn't the only thing he wrote in that letter, however. How about this one:
Whilst men are linked together, they easily and speedily communicate the alarm of any evil design. They are enabled to fathom it with common counsel, and to oppose it with united strength.
And this:
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
We now live in a world full of evil. Good ideas and good people are ridiculed and suppressed in favor of a socialist narrative that pits us against each other like gladiators in a circus. We perform for the amusement of an elite class who pays lip service to one group or another in the hopes that no one will notice their rise to absolute power.

Good people everywhere must "associate," as Burke puts it, so that evil may not prevail against the good. Or, as Ben Franklin put it:
We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.