Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Snarky Files: Week Ending April 19, 2014

The Snarky Files. Snarky has several definitions. I prefer "sharply critical." Here's my take on some news stories this past week. No real news here, just snark.

They Hate Me! They Really Hate Me! 
Let's start off with last week's recap by pointing out just how much liberal ideologues hate dissent, and by extension, the dissenters.

Take our Dear Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid for instance. (Please.) After Ranchgate in Nevada has died down, Reid got in his two cents worth by calling those who dared to stand up to federal agents as "domestic terrorists."

Keep in mind that just by labeling Americans who stand up to tyranny as terrorists, we can be arrested and held without charge indefinitely. This little-known fact is brought to you by the Patriot Act and the rejection of the Fourth Amendment by the current administration.

Close behind Reid (too close for comfort), Al Gore, the patron saint of climate change, called climate change skeptics "immoral, unethical, and despicable."

In the war of words, leave it to liberals to always show their maturity by arguing using ad hominem fallacies.

Here's a Video of Daffy Duck Saying "You're Despicable"

Screwy School Rules
We've seen how, over time, grade school and high school rules have made less and less sense. With zero tolerance rules, kids have been suspended for sucking on a cough drop to pointing their fingers in the shape of a gun.

This following case is the latest in bizarre school rules that punished the victim instead of the perp.

A sophomore at South Fayette High School in McDonald, Pennsylvania, who suffered bullying for a year, and has ADHD, finally got fed up with the bullies. He decided to record them on vide. They taunted him while he was getting help from his teacher. One student said, "You should pull his pants down!" Another student replied, "No, man. Imagine how bad that (c**t) smells! No one wants to smell that (t**t)." Then, a loud noise is heard—the sound of book being slammed down next to the bullied student after a student feigned hitting him in the head with it. Laughter followed.

The child's mother submitted the video to school administrators, hoping against hope that they would do something about the bullying.

They did. The school principal called the police and the bully victim was investigated on charges of felony wiretapping then charged with disorderly conduct. Seriously. Felony wiretapping and disorderly conduct.

The child was taken out of his special education math class, while the bullies remained.

We should never wonder why our school system is failing us.

Scary Numbers
The US Census Bureau has posted its 2012 count of private-sector workers. The total number was counted as 86,429,000. 

The US Census Bureau also posted the number of people who work full time for the US government, who are on government welfare, or who receive benefits from one or more programs. The total number (minus those receiving veteran benefits) comes to 147,802,000 people.

That's a 1.7 to 1 ratio of people who receive government benefits or are full-time employees of the federal government versus private-sector workers. And that was in 2012, before Obamacare kicked in.

How long will we be able to sustain the private sector when the have nots take all that the haves make?

Oh That Silly IRS!
New emails released this week show that, not only did the IRS unfairly target conservative groups when they applied for tax exempt status, but the head of the department at the time, Lois Lerner, contacted the Department of Justice to see if she could somehow criminally prosecute those groups.

Yes, she wanted to prosecute them for being politically active.

No Pain No Gain
It looks like we'll all be starting those diets we've all been threatening to begin. We may not have any choice as food prices continue to inflate, even as all the news media celebrates how much our economy has recovered.

Here's a Scary Graph of Soaring Meat Prices

Feds Looking for "Domestic" Terrorists
FBI agents in South Carolina have been visiting gun shops looking for potential domestic terrorists. On their list are people who pay for guns with cash, or buy "long guns," or make other "suspicious" purchases.

Life is just getting weirder and scarier here in the good old US of A.

Here's a Cartoon of the Direction We're Headed in Politics

The Weirdest Thing I've Seen in a Long Time - Pope Nancy
As if Nancy Pelosi isn't strange enough, she spent time this past week assisting Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco.

I cannot believe that St. Nancy suddenly found religion or found a conscience. I can only conclude that nothing is sacred as long as the holy doctrine of liberal politics is served.