The response to the shootings

Posted by Troy on 15th August 2019 in Uncategorized

We gotta do something!

That is the cry.  We got to do something.  Doesn’t matter if it would have done anything.  Just as long as we can say we did SOMETHING.

Expanded background checks would not stop any of these shootings.  All of these guns were purchased legally.

Red flag laws are problematic. You are taking away a person’s Constitutional right without due process.  The only way I can support such an initative is if it operates the following way: someone makes the accusation. An emergency hearing is made before a judge with the accused and accuser.  If the judge beieves there may be an issue, the guns are seiezed until the accused can receive a psychological evaluation.  Then if the evaluation turns up negative, the accused can demand a jury trial.

Long live the Constitution!

My Epstein conspiracy theory

Posted by Troy on 12th August 2019 in Current Events

It is hard to believe it is a simple suicide given all the facts and circumstances.  So here is my conspiracy theory:

He was part of a ring.  Patrons were given girls of a certain age, a safe place to practice their taste, and the promise of anonymity.  In exchange for this, they agreed to an expensive price tag and to be videoed or photographed.  This was to assure mutual protection.

Epstein was the concierge and was afforded a billionaire lifestyle as payment and as a cover to how he had all these high power friends.

Epstein was saved once, but now there is too much attention and he could not be saved again.  As such, he was ordered to kill himself to make good on the mutual protection pact.

There ya go.

Long live the Constitution!

Trump supporters clean up Baltimore

Posted by Troy on 8th August 2019 in Uncategorized

170 Trump supporters removed 12 tons of trash from Baltimore.  Did you hear about this? Probably not.  The news is much more interested in saying that the shooter in El Paso who disavowed Trump is the standard Trump supporter.

Is it any wonder why we stay divided when even this act cannot be celebrated?

Long live the Constitution!

The proposed gun control measures

Posted by Troy on 7th August 2019 in Current Events, Human Nature

I thought that Trump’s speech on the shootings was very good.

I do think that our culture of celebrating death and violence is a factor.  It is a joke that Hollywood demands gun control while making millions every year featuring these evil guns.  I think these things do have an effect, but it the vast majority of people can partake and not go on killing sprees, so it doesnt make sense to ban them.

The red flag laws sound like a good idea but are inherently problematic.  What is the threshold? Who decides if someone is a danger?  Is there any punishment for false accusation?  What if someone actually is a danger and gets their guns back and is now super pissed?

Everyone talks about needing expanded background checks, but in all these mass shootings, the guns were purchased subject to a background check.

What about an assault weapons ban?  Frankly it would have little effect on the problem.  Shooters would just use different weapons.  The Virginia State shooter used pistols.

There is only one thing that will make us safe, and that is morality.  The real issue is that we have a bunch of lonely young men.  They have no friends.  They generally don’t have a girlfriend.  They lack purpose and direction.  They spiral and snap.  The only effective way forward is to rebuild the foundations of morality and community that we have lost.

Long live the Constitution!

Tim Ryan and Others and Their Reaction to the Shootings

Posted by Troy on 5th August 2019 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

Without even missing a breath, Democrat contenders blame the shootings on Trump for saying we should send illegal immigrants back to their home country.

First of all, nothing I am to say is to excuse the actions of the shooters.  When Columbine happened, I remarked the fact that no one talked about the bullying those kids received prior to snapping.  That didn’t justify them.

Second, the Ohio shooter was a crazy leftist and hated Trump.

Third, the El Paso shooter said he was that way before Trump.

Fourth, likewise with the Columbine shooter, the failure of our government to secure the border created an environment that created frustration and other negative emotions that set this off.

Fifth, we don’t discuss how social media or the political statements on both sides may have played a factor.  They say Trump saying “send them back” causes it but don’t consider how promising healthcare or citizenship or open borders may have fed into this man’s actions.

Finally, it is a damn shame that the Left is so gung ho to blame Trump.  They appear MUCH more interested in using it politically than addressing any problem.  They would have been better served to come out and say, “The only one to blame for this is the sick individual who pulled the trigger.  But we must come together and figure out how we can prevent these kinds of attacks.”  Come at it as an open invitation to a discussion instead of a perfunctory statement of blame and a push for the same requested gun control measures that would not have prevented such an attack or would have merely made the shooter choose a different gun as the only difference.

Long live the Constitution!

On Baltimore

Posted by Troy on 29th July 2019 in Current Events, Political

A lot of people claim to be upset by Trump’s Baltimore comment.  However, I take severe issue with one commentator’s condemnation.  She likened Baltimore to LA saying that if you go to Skid Row, yes, they have a filth and rat problem, but if you go to Beverly Hills, LA is gorgeous.

Doesn’t she get that this is worse? What she is admitting is there is plenty of money in the city.  They are taking care of the rich people, but they are not providing adequate, basic services to poor side of town.  This isn’t like schools.  With a school, the kids and the parents have a real affect on outcome.  But a poor rat dies just as easily as a rich rat.

Long live the Constitution!

Swamp Fox Solution for Healthcare

Posted by Troy on 26th July 2019 in Uncategorized

A lot of people would say that detractors of Obamacare do not offer any solutions.  Here is my solution.

If you are below the poverty level, you are on Medicaid.

We then set up the baseline “government plan.”  This plan covers issues from birth or due to genetic defect that may manifest after birth.  It covers 1 wellness check.  It covers pregnancies.  I covers emergency medical intervention.  What it does not cover are things like cancer, cardiovascular surgery, hip and knee replacements, and other such medical treatments which are very costly.

Cancer and other specialty insurance could be purchased out of pocket.

The government plan is available across state lines.  The plan is subsidized and phased out to make this basic coverage affordable much in the way the exchange insurance works currently.

On the supply-side, We use our immigration policies to poach providers from around the world.  We also create a new class of medical provider that will have very limited training that can do the basics like perform basic tests, handle stitches and other minor proceedures, and make referrals.  This creates a very cost effective first point of contact for those needing medical attention.

This program would affordably provide medical coverage to American citizens.

Long live the Constitution!

The Strange Case of Jeremy Jones

Posted by Troy on 25th July 2019 in Uncategorized

Jones is a 22 year-old black male living in Chicago.  He was targeted by a police officer who was convinced Jones was guilty of the murder of a white teen girl.  The officer paid a know criminal to file a tip that Jones was covered in blood the night of the murder.

Jones, fearing life in prison, asked his mother to lie and testify that she was with him the night of the murder.  She refused and told the truth.

After investigating, it was determined that Jones was innocent and that he had been targeted by a crooked cop.  Jones was sentenced, however, to five years in prison on the charge of obstruction of justice for asking his mother to lie.

If you think this is ridiculous, this is what Democrats want to do to Trump.

Long live the Constitution!

Muller’s hearing

Posted by Troy on 24th July 2019 in Current Events, Political

A study in confirmational bias.  It will change no minds in either direction.

Democrats keep harping on Trump’s desire to obstruct justice.  I say desire as he asked people to obstruct and they  did not.  So you have no  actual obstruction on a case with no crime on a case that is possibly generated on lies and inuendo dreged up by the opposition party who lost an election.  Frankly, pushing obstruction on this fact-set would be a travesty of justice.

On the otherside, Republicans effectively showed that the investigation played hardball with everyone connected to Trump and softball with anyone connected to Hillary.  He showed bias in choosing not to investigate any thread that is connected to Hillary.  And he showed bias in how he staffed the investigation.

When questioned by Democrats he more or less said “if that’s what the report says, that is correct.” When questioned by Republicans, he said “I can’t speak on that.”  He even said that on stuff that was actually covered in the report!  A lot of times, he sounded like he did not know what was actually in the report.

I think this was a total disaster for the Democrats.  They would have been better served by trying to fix healthcare or immigration or infrastructure.  They have wasted their time and look ridiculous.

Long live the Constitution!

Epstein

Posted by Troy on 11th July 2019 in Uncategorized

So this guy trafficked young girls, and got 10 MONTHS in jail and could leave for the day.  That this basically means is that he was protected by very powerful individuals.  I suspect that he videoed or photographed his “friends” and used them as leverage.  What I am unsure of is if the blackmail was the source of his wealth or just a means to protect his own twisted sexual appetite.