Archive for the ‘Political’ Category

Unniversal Background Checks

Posted by Troy on 6th September 2019 in Political

Well, it finally happened.  A mass shooter bought his gun in a private sale.  Naturally, since this happened one time, we have to make a new law to handle thousand and thousand transactions.

Some people would say “what is the harm of making John pay $5 for a background check when he buys a gun from Joe?”

The only issue is that it creates a de facto registry.  As such, hardcore gun rights people will never go along with it.

I will attempt to create a system that I think people will accept.

1 – It only applies to “assault weapon” sales,

2 – The seller’s information is not recorded as it is unimportant,

3- and it is voluntary.

If you choose to forgo a background check, and that weapon is used in a crime, you can be charged with being an accessory to the crime and/or be liable for civil proceedings for wrongful death.

Long live the Constitution!

How to fix college debt issue

Posted by Troy on 21st August 2019 in Current Events, Political

1 – We need to do away with the concept of Core.  You should not be required to take a history, a humanity, etc in order to become an accountant.

2 – Sell packages for degrees.  An accounting degree is more valuable than a philosophy degree and should be priced accordingly.

3 – Improve secondary education so college is not mandatory any more.

4 – Bring back vocational schools which can provide a good return on investment.

5 – Reward repayment.  If someone makes 1 year of consecutive payment, the interest rate they pay gets reduced 25% of the difference between their current rate and prime.  If they miss a payment, the rate resets.

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!

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!

ANTIFA beats journalist

Posted by Troy on 3rd July 2019 in Current Events, Political

The media decries Trump calling fake news the enemy of the people.  They say that he is promoting violence against journalists.  How strange it is that the only violence and harassment seem to be against conservative journalists.  Now, ANTIFA beats a journalist so bad that he has brain damage.  The Portland mayor tells cops not to interfere.  I don’t know why I would be surprised by this.  Democrat mayors had a history of letting the KKK assault and harass citizens.  But what of the liberal media? Either no comment or a tepid “violence is never justified….but lets be honest, Ngo brought it on himself.”  They would probably agree that the slut WANTED it…i mean… look at how she was dressed.

Long live the Constitution.

Acosta got what he deserved

Posted by Troy on 8th November 2018 in Current Events, Political

I would have banned Acosta a long time ago.  My break moment would have come at the White House Easter Egg Roll.  Acosta sought conflict on a day that was meant to be a fun day for children at the White House, and I would have pulled his credentials and had him escorted off the grounds.

Acosta was acting with a total lack of decorum.  As soon as he touched the intern, he sealed his fate.  That was inexcusable.  That girl was only doing her job.  While the touch was slightly more than incidental, it is inexcusable.  The Press is there as a courtesy to them and to the American people.  They have no right to be there.  They do not.  You want to believe they do, maybe, but you would be wrong.  Freedom of the press means they can write and say whatever they want.  They have no right to access.  That is something that Presidents give to them.  It can be taken away.  With that as a background, Acosta should have passed the microphone.  His tone was a total lack of respect, as it always is.  Trump tolerated that.  He should have passed the mic, but he persisted, and Trump tolerated that.  The intern went in to take the mic, which is akin to giving someone the hook.  As soon as he pushed her arm away, that was something that Trump could no longer tolerate.  His body language changed and he stepped away from the podium.  The look on that intern’s face said it all.

The White House Correspondents Association is wrong to take Acosta’s side.  What they are basically saying is that their members should be allowed to act asinine, hog the mic which is a disrespect to the other journalists there, and commit light assault with no repercussions.  This stance means that they condone such behavior.  They are on the wrong side of this argument, and they demean their other members by supporting a member who had crossed the line.  And before you say “All for one and one for all!” or any other stupidity, I would like to remind you that they all came down hard when Daily Caller’s Neil Munro interrupted Obama.  But I guess that’s different.  That was Obreezy.  A’ight?

I guarantee, if any reporter from Fox had treated Obama with anything approaching the way Acosta treats Trump, they would have been GONE and there would have been universal condemnation.  Don’t pretend that this is anything other than Trump hate.

Long Live the Constitution!

The “Migrant Crisis” – A real analysis of the problem and solutions

Posted by Troy on 20th June 2018 in Current Events, Political

Trump signed an Executive Order stating that children will stay with their parent while they are being processed.  Of course, the Left has said that this isn’t good enough because we are incarcerating children.

I suppose we could separate the children and just turn them over to foster homes.  I am sure Hollywood liberals that have been howling will gladly take them in (NOT!).

Okay, so a 9th Circuit judge came up with a ruling that the government couldn’t hold minors for more than 20 days (mostly because of the subhuman conditions the Obama administration was keeping them in… but Obama = Jesus and Trump = Hitler no matter what the actual facts are).  In order for Trump’s EO to hold water, she has to revise her previous ruling to state that they can if they are held with their parents (or some such thing).  I am willing to put good money on the fact that the judge will never do this.  If it’s one thing a judge is not likely to do is to admit that they got a case wrong.  So here are the options for when the judge refuses to change the opinion:

1 – Trump can ignore the judge.  This will cause the Democrats to howl that he is keeping the children “IN JAIL!!!!!” (the horror).  Not a viable solution as it now puts Trump at odds with the law.  His administration is breaking the law, and this could lead to his impeachment or other problems.

2 – We can go back to the Obama solution of telling the illegals that they have to come back in 30 days for their trial.  They disappear into the countryside and are never heard from again.  Given the other Liberal stances of “we can’t break up families!”  “They are dreamers!”  and the fact that you can never be sure when someone came over here if they are willing to lie, then what you end up with is de facto open borders.  Throw in “path to citizenship” and we are ____ed as all these poor people from socialist leaning countries come here and end up getting citizenship and voting Democrat so that America turns into just another shithole like the rest of Central and South America (go cry me a river…when you talk about leaving America it is always for Australia or Canada or Switzerland or some other predominately white (you f___ing racist) country.  I never hear anyone saying “Yeah, I’m totally going to leave this racist country and move to Cuba or Ecuador.”  Not to mention the fact that all ya’ll are assuming that these adults actually are the children’s parents and aren’t selling them as sex slaves or had kidnapped the kids or something else.  Amazing how you want to think that illegals are all pure as the driven snow and that your fellow countrymen are actually Nazis… but you know… whatever.

3 – We go back to what Trump was just doing and separating families until they are processed and releasing or deporting them as a family, which is in full accordance with the law.  If we do that, we get to listen to 50% of America being called Nazis.  You know how to tell that we are not Nazis?  The children (and their parents) are still alive.  That is kinda something that wouldn’t happen in Nazi Germany…just saying.  Added advantage of this is that we remove the incentive to use children as cover to get into the country illegally.

4 – The Cruz bill which actually solves all the problems.  The cases would get turned around in 72 hours.  This would stop the children from being separated from their parents and the cases would get processed.  The own downside is that we are taking legal resources from trying American cases or processing legal immigrants paperwork.  However, the Left will never go for this.  The only solution that the Left will accept is open borders.  They are not interested in actually solving the problem.  They are interested in using it as a political weapon and/or replacing natural born Americans will illegal immigrants as their new base.

I hope that this clarifies things.

Long Live the Constitution!

Migrant Internment Camps – Further Proof the Left Loves a Dictator

Posted by Troy on 19th June 2018 in Current Events, Political

Rational thought.  It’s a pretty cool thing…

Let’s start at the beginning: anyone comparing this to Nazi Germany or the Japanese internment camps of the 1940s is a demagogue.  Let me work this out for them.  The Germans EXTERMINATED men, women, and children (mostly Jews, but others too).  Americans of Japanese descent had their Constitutional rights as CITIZENS revoked.  For all those who love to say the Supreme Court has the final determination on all things, it’s important to remember they upheld those internment camps.  What is happening at our border?  People are crossing the border illegally.  If they have children with them, they are separated until their case is resolved, and then they are reunited.

Wow.  That’s all?  Okay, well, if you don’t like it, stay in your own country or go to the designated points of access, and none of this will be a problem.

You know why this is a problem?  This is a problem because other administrations failed to enforce the law.  It is plain and simple.  People found out that they could come to the border with children, claim asylum, and they will be released into America with the expectation to show up to court in 30 days (which never happens).  Did you know the Mexican government actually printed brochures teaching people how to cross and what to say to accomplish this?  Think about it.  Those countries get rid of their unemployable labor and get repatriated money from them later.  Why would they want to stop it?  The current system encourages sex trafficking as well.  There are so many problems with the current system.

There is currently no situation in Central to South America that qualifies for asylum.  Crime and poverty do not qualify.  If you want to let that qualify, there’s a few billion people that would like to come here.  If 200 million people showed up on the border tomorrow, what would you do?  Even if there was a qualifying situation, there is only one country that could ask for asylum in America: Mexico.  The international law states that a refugee crosses the nearest border to seek asylum.  They are not allowed to pick their country.  They don’t get their country of choice.  They get to escape the murderous regime, and that’s the extent of it.

Right now, 20 service members a day are killing themselves.  Our VA is failing them… but yeah, let’s go ahead and spend time and money on illegal immigrants.  Our schools could use funding, but sure, the illegal population should take precedence over that.  I wonder if I got a DUI if they would let me go the way the let illegal immigrants go because they don’t want to separate families?  Or would they probably not give a crap about my family and throw me in jail?  Probably the second one.

But the Left loves a dictator.  They loved it when Obama picked the laws to enforce or not enforce.  They wail about how Trump is acting like a fascist dictator… by following the Constitution!  So, Trump remarks: “This is the law, and I am enforcing it.  If you don’t like it, change the law.”  Their take?  “JUST DON’T ENFORCE THE LAWS!”

Ya know what?  Fine.  Also, Mr. Trump, don’t enforce the income tax laws.  And don’t enforce guns laws.  Don’t enforce insider trading.  Whatever you want to enforce or not enforce, that’s your call, apparently.

Actually, non-enforcement is a tool that the Executive Branch can use as a counter to oppressive laws passed.  I cannot fault the demand…except for it coming from LEGISLATORS!  This is one branch demanding to be countered by another branch.  This is absolutely asinine.

President Trump is completely right to enforce the law on the books as he sees fit.  If Congress doesn’t like it, maybe they should get off their ass and pass a law that they prefer over the current one and see if the President will sign it into law.

The Democrats are holding up a bill that would fix the immediate problem (the allocation of funds for more judges to get the processing time down to 14 days so the children will not have to be separated in accordance to the 20 day law).  Why?  Because they like it as a campaign issue.  Videos of suffering kids play so well!  Also, they like the Feinstein bill, which says that Border Patrol isn’t allowed to detain anyone caught within 100 miles of the Southern Border (which totally qualifies as WTF?!!!!).

I have a simpler solution.  Don’t separate them.  Deport them as a family and we are done.  Also, cut off all foreign aid to any country that these supposed “refugees” are from.

Long Live the Constitution!

A review: Solo: A Star Wars Movie

Posted by Troy on 28th May 2018 in Current Events, Entertainment, Political

It wasn’t as terrible as people would have you believe.  If you take out the robot liberation philosophy, it’s actually a pretty good movie.

The Cannes Film Festival gave poor reviews of this movie.  I think that you must bear in mind that these are the same people who gave a standing ovation for The House that Jack Built – a serial killer movie that depicted the slaughter and dismemberment of women and children.  Frankly, their opinions mean JACK to me.

But you couple this with people in the movie talking about how Lando Calrissian is a pansexual on top of the general girl-power feel of the Last Jedi and Force Awakens, and you put a damper on things.

Everyone says “Well, there is Star Wars fatigue.”   This is absolutely not the case.  If anything, there should be super-hero movie fatigue.  And yet, there is not.  In fact, we can see that Marvel movies do fantastic and DC movies tend to fail.  Why is this?

It is because Marvel delivers what fans want.  True, Black Panther did have some black power/black liberation philosophy in it, but that was a running theme of the Black Panther comics.  It is true to the source (and very tastefully done).  In the case of Star Wars, they are using this franchise to promote liberal causes.  The net effect of this is that those who love liberal causes will probably love the movie.  Those who do not share this worldview will not particularly care for it.

The strangest thing was the promotion of Lando being a pansexual which actually had NOTHING to do with what was going on in the movie.  Such talk made those who roll their eyes at the concept of pansexuality to roll their eyes at the movie.  If they were a parent, they were even less likely to want to go to this movie with their child.  In Social Justice Warrior recap, here is what you should know: the girl in the movie is probably the biggest badass of the movie, there is a robot that runs around talking about droid liberation theology with the same annoying manner as a college sophomore, and Lando comes off at being too attached to his droid (but I can’t say that he really has a sexual attraction to said droid…and in the world where sex dolls are selling like hotcakes, I’m not entirely sure how taboo this is…).

People are whining about how Alden Ehrenreich is no Harrison Ford.  No.  He is not.  However, the Han Solo that Harrison played was 35 (or at least, that’s how old Harrison was).  The time isn’t very clear.  We do know that Darth Maul was alive.  Which means that Darth Vader is about 6 at the most.  Vader dies when he’s about 40ish.  So Alden is probably playing a teenaged Han.  As such, he wouldn’t have that cynical, hard shell that Harrison had.

It was an enjoyable movie outside of that stupid droid that is at the bottom of the list of favorite droids.  The droid liberation preaching was out of place and was not funny.  I think it was meant to be funny, but the writers failed.

Let’s remove the droid out of the equation.  What you have is a pretty decent movie with a solid plot, pretty good acting, and good special effects.

What does that tell you?

KNOCK IT OFF.  Seriously.  People do not go to Star Wars movies for left-leaning preaching.  They go there either for light saber battles or for classic, romantic storytelling.  We want to hear about balance and good vs evil.  We want courage.  We want friendship.  We want stories of hope and fighting against impossible odds.  That is what people go to Star Wars movies for.

I hope Disney learns their lessons.  Give the fans what they want, and they will reward you.  Try to shove preaching down their throat, and they will abandon you.  They still have time to save this franchise, but if they don’t learn this lesson quickly, they are going to run the franchise in the ground.  I do recommend seeing this movie if you are a Star Wars fan.  The annoying droid is a minor part of the movie, and I don’t particularly wish to see the franchise die.  Outside of the droid, it’s a pretty good movie.

Marvel is doing well because Marvel Studios is overseeing the project.  These are people who understand the characters and fans.  Star Wars is not being handled the same way.  You want to save the franchise?  Go pick up the Star Wars novels and just start making movies based on these instead of having others develop the stories.  This will work.

Long Live the Constitution!