Archive for June, 2017

The Lie of Gun Violence

Posted by Troy on 14th June 2017 in Current Events, Political

There are about 33,169 gun deaths a year.

Of this, 21,175 are suicides  63.8%.  You could say “Oh…but we need to protect people from killing themselves.”  This is odd given the same people that argue this are for medical assisted suicide, particularly in the terminally ill or elderly.  I guess they have no problem with you killing yourself, but they don’t want you to do it cheaply on your own terms.  In fact, Japan has one of the highest suicide rates and virtually no guns.  Method of suicide can be found.  It’s just in the United States, guns are readily available, reliable, and painless if done correctly.  Availability of guns will most likely have little effect on the number of suicides.

786 (2.3%) deaths are accidents or intention unknown.

That leaves 11,208 homicides.  Of these  80% are gang related.  Many of these deaths are gang on gang deaths as they wage war over turf and drug territory (which could lead to either a discussion of decriminalization or really cracking down on casual drug sales, I generally prefer the former than the latter).  But bear in mind…what is the term “Homicide?”  Well, it is when a human kills another human.  This is why suicides are lumped in with homicides.

MS-13 has proven that you don’t need guns to kill people.  You just jump out of your car with machetes and hack up 16 year old girls.  Or you can do like the Boston bomber and make a bomb out of fireworks and a pressure cooker.  Or you can do like the Nice terrorist and just turn your car off the road and mow people down.

None of these statistics show how many crimes are prevented by the idea that the potential may be armed or may have a shotgun by their bed.  None of these statistics show the number of times a gun being pulled is enough to cause someone to run away from a potential crime.

Finally, the Second Amendment is not about crime or self-defense.  It is about defending your country from a government run amok.

Long Live the Constitution!

As Predicted – Political Violence

Posted by Troy on 14th June 2017 in Current Events, Political

I have been warning this for a while.  Politicians and celebrities have been pushing the narrative that Trump is… well… let’s see if I can list everything:

1 – Is stealing everyone’s healthcare

2 – Is a dictator

3 – Is a racist

4 – Is a sexist

5 – Is a Nazi (Nationalist) WHILE AT THE SAME TIME

6 – Is colluding with the Russians to destroy America

7 – Is a white supremacist

8 – Is destroying the planet

9 – Is obstructing justice to secure all the above

10 – Is stealing from the poor to make his cronies rich

I’m sure there are other things, but 10 is good enough.  So you have all of these things being hammered over and over and over again.  You have entertainers SUGGESTING violence or showing violence (even if not real via Kathy Griffin’s decapitation or the Julius Caesar play).  You have liberal mayors and governors looking the other way when antifa protesters riot.  In all of this, how long would it take for someone to snap and turn to violence?  Apparently less than five months.

Chill out.  We put up with eight years of Obama without trying to kill people, you should do the same.  Right now, what you are showing is that you are only for democracy when things go your way.  In other words, you are a fascist who enjoys the illusion that you are some sort of enlightened believer of democracy.  If you are only for democracy when things go your way, I invite you to read A Clockwork Orange and wonder what it has to say about yourself.

Long Live the Constitution!

Kathy Griffin, Trump as Caesar, and Other Idiocies

Posted by Troy on 12th June 2017 in Political

First of all: I am a proponent of free speech.  Let’s get that out of the way.  Now, on to the meat of my argument.  No doubt, you read the first sentence and assumed that I am about to rail against Kathy Griffin’s decapitation photo.  You may think that I am going to say “Could you imagine a play being put on where Obama was stabbed to death?”  Well, I’m not.  When Obama was president, people lynched him in effigy.  They burned him in effigy.  This kind of thing is traditional free speech.  Kathy Griffin’s decapitation is no different.  Trump as Caesar is also fair play.  I will say that I question the judgement of people doing such things in the public forum.  The only difference is the level of fame.  A bloke in Boston burns Obama in effigy, who cares?  Famous people, however, do hold sway over larger numbers of people.  Given the current environment, I question the wisdom of such displays as they may increase the likelihood of actual violence.  That being said, if you are dumb enough to cross lines, you must deal with the consequences of your actions.  When the Dixie Chicks trashed Bush, they blew up their career.  The same thing happened to Kathy Griffin.

That being said, I feel sorry for Kathy Griffin.  She looked over and saw all the cool kids… Madonna talking about blowing up the White House.  Bill Maher talking about Ivanka doing sexual acts on her father.  Colbert spewing profanities.  Hollywood and Media spewing Hitler, Nazi, Racist, Bigot, and on and on and on.  So what does she do?  She does a political statement thinking that she can be like the cool kids, but she’s not a cool kid.  She’s that wannabe on the fringe of the clique.  She’s not cool.  She’s not important enough to overlook, to protect.  No…in fact, she is EXPENDABLE.  She can be nailed to the cross so that the Left can say, “See!  We are upholding civility!” while at every turn they demonize the current President and anyone who dare supports him.

If anyone that has an open mind reads this, I will make a challenge to you.  Go and buy an Obama/Biden t-shirt and walk around town for an entire day.  Document the number of times people give you grief or make you feel unsafe.  Now do the same thing with a Trump/Pence shirt.  You won’t do this.  You know how you will be treated in both instances.  The sad thing is this: you know what will happen when you wear a Trump shirt, and you will excuse it.  You have effectively made a thought crime.  You are going to have to come to terms with this.  You are excusing people punishing people for having thoughts and beliefs that you disagree with.

Long Live the Constitution!

James Comey is a Teenaged Girl

Posted by Troy on 8th June 2017 in Current Events, Political

What came out in the Comey’s hearing is that he is a teenaged girl.  I could see a teenaged girl after a break up saying “He broke up with me because he wanted to date Jessica!  I don’t have any proof, but I know that he was having sex with her!  Oh…and he lies…like…all the time.”

So let’s review:

Loretta Lynch tells Comey to call his investigation of Hillary’s server a “matter” not an investigation.  Which oddly synced up to how the Clinton campaign labeled things.  Comey was confused and concerned, but did it anyway.  At the end of the day, he knew deep down in her heart of hearts, that the Saintly Hillary did not INTEND to do anything illegal, and he let’s it go.

Meanwhile, Trump says he hopes that Comey can let it go, and he knew that Trump intended this to be an order.  He was shocked!  He was confused and concerned.

God…this man gets confused and concerned a lot!  He also contradicts himself a lot.

“I took it to be an order…but I didn’t think it was obstruction…and I didn’t think that it should be told to anyone higher up…but now it’s reallllly significant!”

So he wants to eat his cake and eat it too.

Everyone thinks that Trump is a moron, but somehow he’s genius enough to word things perfectly in dealing with Comey when he failed to word ANYTHING perfectly for the entire tenure of his campaign.

So, to re-iterate: James Comey confirmed that he told Trump he is not under investigation.  He confirmed that there is no evidence of any collusion with Russia.  His only point is that Trump used the term “I hope.”  To which, Trump can say that he was just saying “I hope,” and Comey is just a paranoid political hack.  Given the amazing turnabout between intent regarding Hillary’s server use and a one time use of phrase by Trump, I believe that he is a political hack.  There have been many accounts before and after Trump took office that Comey hates Trump.

In regards to people who are upset because an FBI director called Trump a liar (ie, “It’s a shame we have a President that event he FBI director calls a liar!”), member of Congress called Obama a liar during the State of the Union.  Hell, it’s know and documented that President Obama and Hillary Clinton lied over and over and over and over and over again.

In a court of law, the case gets thrown out.  But let’s be realistic.  Impeachments are matters of political force.  The Republicans control the House.  Unless it comes out that Trump has made some sort of pact with the Russians that harms America, he will never be impeached.  At least not in the next two years.  If he is impeached under Republican control, the Republicans should just call it a day and close up shop.  They will never be a viable party ever again.

Long Live the Constitution!

We’re out of the Paris Accord!

Posted by Troy on 1st June 2017 in Current Events, Political

Thank God.  So, let’s recap for all those out there losin’ their friggin’ minds:

1 – This had nothing to do with decreasing carbon emissions and everything to do with global wealth redistribution.

2 – The dirtiest polluters were allowed to go on polluting.  For example: India would not be required to reduce (or even hold steady their pollution levels) until such time that they received $3 TRILLION in aid.

3 – The United States was going to be the one that bore the bulk of the costs of this program (hence why all other countries wanted us in on it).

4 – It would costs trillions of dollars to decrease the rate of temperature growth by half a degree over 100 years.  Assuming that the models are accurate, which they have not been to date.

5 – It was a non-binding agreement anyway.  As such, it was more a symbolic gesture than anything.  Somehow, all of these elites don’t care enough about the planet to downsize their own house, cars, private jets, or other such luxuries.  So they either know they are full of crap, or they think that they are special and should have more than the massive.  Some animals are more equal than others, as it were.

6 – You can tell that they are full of crap by the simple equation.  They believe that the world is LITERALLY going to end if the Paris accord falls through, right?  So why won’t they renegotiate with Trump?  What, they are going to be petulant with the fate of the world at stake?  I’m sorry.  That just doesn’t add up.  You believe THE WORLD IS GOING TO END.  Why wouldn’t you try to stem that if possible?

I am not a climate denier.  If anything, they are.  They seem to think that climate is going to be stagnant.  It is not.  It will constantly be changing.  What I question is the degree of of man’s impact on the climate.  Did you know all planets in our solar system are experiencing global warming?  Only one of them has humans on it.  You know what they all have in common?  The sun.  You know what climate change scientists FORBID to be discussed?  The sun.

I think that we should be good stewards of the Earth, but what I absolutely refuse to do is enter into a globalist wealth redistribution scheme.

Long Live the Constitution!