Archive for April, 2015

Why Hillary Should be Disqualified for President

Posted by Troy on 29th April 2015 in Current Events, Political

Hillary has emerged as the front runner for the Democratic ticket.  Of course, she was in 2008 as well, but hey…

Hillary should in no way be eligible to run for President.  Let me break it down for you:

1 – No on can list a single accomplishment of hers in the public sphere.  Her role as Secretary of State is marked only by failures and a general decline of opinion for the US around the world.

2 – She obviously covered up stuff regarding Benghazi.  She kept her own e-mail servers.  When asked for access, she provided a few emails, and then wiped/destroyed the servers.  Could you imagine doing this?  Could you imagine a judge issuing a subpena for your records, you give him 2% of the records, and burn the rest?  Your @$$ would be in jail for destruction of evidence.  I mean, you’d be toast.

3 – She received (and continues to receive) money from foreign governments.  This is expressly forbidden by the Constitution and by the agreement she signed in order to hold the position of Secretary of State.  Then she covered it up by not reporting these sums on their 990 tax return.  Since this came to light, they are filing amended returns.  Why?  Because foreign transactions are a big deal with the IRS.  They can yank her tax-exempt status and possibly throw her in jail for failure to disclose foreign bank accounts and transactions.

4 – This points to a couple of things.  1) She believes she is above the law and 2) she believes she is untouchable/”the people” are stupid.  And she is probably right.  People are defending her despite the fact that the evidence keeps mounting, and I have no doubt in my mind that she will never have any penalties set upon her for all of her lies and all the times she broke the law.

I don’t understand the fandom of Hillary anyway.  As best I can tell, it’s the transitive property.  “I like Bill,” “Bill is married to Hillary,” sooooo “I must like Hillary too!”  That really seems to be the depth of thought.  If her name was Hillary Smeckle, I don’t think ANYONE would be talking about her at all.  It is the same political royalty BS that we saw with the Kennedys.

Long Live the Constitution!

The argument for and against the racist society

Posted by Troy on 28th April 2015 in Current Events

People look at the happenings of Baltimore, and there are two conclusions: 1) Either the entire system is racist or 2) there are reasons for these events which are irrelevant of race.

The argument that the entire system is racist is based upon a mathematical construct.  The baseline belief is this: if blacks make up 40% of the population, it would be expected that they would also make up 40% of the prison population.  Since the prison population is much greater than that, it mathematically proves that the system is racist.  This logic is also applied to proportion rich, proportion educated, etc.

The other side would argue that there are independent factors which cause this skewing.  They would bring up economic background, the lack of fathers, the prevalence of gangs, etc.

So which side is right?  The reality is that neither side will convince the other.  For instance, the “racist system people” might try to control for some variables and mention conviction rate for those arrested for drugs.  The “other factors crowd” would inquire about what type of drugs?  Locations?  Ages?  Were they repeat offenders?  What about the other factors mentioned earlier?  Were the white defendants able to afford better lawyers?  etc etc.

On the other side, the “other factors crowd” can never convince the “racist system people.”  If they bring up all of these other factors, it only serves to cement in the “racist system people’s” minds that the “other factors crowd” has racists beliefs, and these beliefs are so ingrained that they can’t even SEE that they are racist.

So what is the point of all of this?  Well…I think my point is that the only point of view that doesn’t end badly is the second view.  If you believe the racist society view, you will be prone to riot and etc etc etc.  These actions reinforce the beliefs of the other factors crowd (as well as the truly racist).  Note that Martin Luther King Jr never turned over cars.  There was a REASON for this.  If the protesters of the 60s had done what the “protesters” of today were doing, it would have reaffirmed that Jim Crow laws were a good and necessary thing (and the townspeople would have shown up with guns).  However, seeing peaceful people being hosed down or beaten is what caused the Civil Rights Act to pass.  Also, believing the racist society mantra will lead only to one of two conclusions: either a violent race war or a system whereby blacks must be judged on a separate standard from whites.  This would be completely asinine (although the racist society crowd believes that blacks are already judged on a separate set of standards).

Accepting the other factors/personal accountability belief, on the other hand, demands that black teens NOT riot.  They demand that individuals act respectfully.  And if one wishes to be respected, they must act respectfully.

This is similar to the belief that voting matters or that voting doesn’t make a difference.  If you truly believe that voting doesn’t make a difference, there is only one option left: a violent, armed rebellion leading to the deaths of thousands in the initial battles and the slaughter of all those who dare speak in opposition if successful (see history books).

I prefer the path of non-violence in both cases.  Only by the solidification of mind and purpose can things be changed for the better.  Anything else is only a lie by those who seek power for themselves at the expense of the blood of the innocents.

Long Live the Constitution!

Rapist sends “thank you” flowers to victim – Court forces shop owner to comply

Posted by Troy on 3rd April 2015 in Current Events, Political

I was rather sickened today.  A man raped a 15 year old girl.  Due to a technicality, he got off.  To celebrate, he ordered flowers sent to the victim to thank her for causing him to get off without any punishment.  The shop owner was outraged and kicked him out.  The rapist went to the courts and said he was denied service.  The court agreed.  They said the shop owner offered his services to the public.  He is not allowed to say no to anyone that can afford his services.  As such, the shop delivered the flowers.

Are you outraged too?

Probably.  Of course, I’m lying.  This didn’t happen at all.  (The difference between me and the mainstream media is that I will tell you when I’m lying to make a point).  The point I am making is: we LOVE it when people discriminate.  We just don’t like it when they discriminate against people we don’t think should be discriminated against.

I am, of course, talking about the rights of gays to force people to serve them.  I’m sorry, their right to purchase services.

There are only two ways you can come down on this: either you believe in the absolute right for anyone to buy any goods and services from any vendor they please OR you believe in the absolute right for all transactions to be voluntary.  Before Obamacare, I would have commented that you can’t FORCE people to buy anything…but times do change.

Of course, you’re gonna throw the Civil Rights Era in my face.  To whit, I will respond, “I really don’t give a damn.”  There, I said it.  Don’t bother bringing it up.  It will not sway me.  Because you have to have a consistent thought pattern to have any semblance of order in your life.

Would you force a Jewish band to perform for Neo-Nazis?

In Vegas, where prostitution is legal, would you force a prostitute to have sex with a patron she didn’t want to?

We can come up with hundreds of cases where you would approve of the proprietor’s decision to deny service.  So why not in this case?  Well…because in this case YOU don’t approve.  This is pretty freaking fascist.

I went into a barber shop to get a haircut.  When I went in, it turned out it was a black barber shop.  If the owner had turned to me and yelled, “Get your honky ass outta here,” what would I have done?  I would have shrugged and gone to another shop.  I wouldn’t WANT to give them my money.  Screw them.  What wouldn’t I do?  Drag them into court and force them to cut my hair so that I could say, “There, see?!  I can force you to do what I want you to do.”  [For the record, they did a great job cutting my hair and were very nice.]

Coming to that, I have to have severe suspicion about these relationships.  A strong relationship would say, “I don’t care what people say.  I am going to be with you.”  Instead, they seem much more interested in “making a statement.”  As such, I’m betting a lot of these cases are going to end in the first gay divorces.  Why?  Because I think it is more about the novelty, the spectacle, the attention…it’s not about the relationship.  If it was, they would go down and get a Wal-Mart cake, smile at each other as they cut it, laugh, and be happy with just each other…the only thing you really need for a successful marriage…each other.

It’s a sick state of mind…the desire to subject someone to your will.  That’s all this is.  Nothing else.

Long Live the Constitution!