A quick Summary of the Second Democrat Debate

The 2nd Democrat Debate


If you missed the second Democrat Presidential Debate, Good For You! Below I will summarize the whole debate:

Bernie Sanders

Pros:

Slightly rumpled, absentminded professerish style distracted from meaningless inane ramblings. He occasionally came across as a serious candidate, but mostly seemed to wonder who had taken his Tapioca Pudding. He continually gave his best physical impression of the great Peter Boyle. Great Comic Relief!

Cons:

Has no idea socialism doesn’t work, seems out of touch, and see above.

Martin O’Malley

Pros:

Doesn’t realize no one cares and that he will be a tiny footnote in the history books for this election.

Cons: Empty Policy, Poor Delivery, Makes Jeb seem interesting. Enough, no reason to pile on.

Hillary Clinton

Pros:

The press is behind her, all she really has to do is show up. Both her opponents would make C3PO look good. Knows what the issues are. Managed to seem to the right of John Kasich.

Cons:

Has no real answers, merely platitudes. Won’t say Radical Islamists. Will say radical Jihadists. Doesn’t get there is no functional difference.

Verdict: Hillary wins, again, Yawn. Most boring debate since the last Dem debate.

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Thank You Hippies!

Thank You Baby Boomers, or more specifically, thank you Hippies of the Baby Boom, Gen X, or any generation.

Here are a list of accomplishments America wishes to thank you for:

  • You drugged up, checked out, and left your parents and kids to pick up the pieces.
  • You burned bras, burned draft cards, and burned Americas connections to the nuclear family.
  • You staged violent protests, praised Jane Fonda for giving aid and comfort to the communist North Vietnamese we were at war with, and spit on the soldiers who came back from ‘Nam.
  • You wore t-shirts celebrating Charles Manson and the Coward Che Guevara, while condemning Police and military who were merely trying to serve their city, state, and\or country.
  • You overthrew all social mores and the protections contained therein, after the sexual revolution HIV and other STDs were much more rapidly spread throughout society. At this point, some demographics are more riddled with STDs than many ancient civilizations.
  • You encouraged and enabled the modern crime wave we have been fighting for generations with your increased appetite for any and all drugs.
  • Once you figured out you could make big money on wall street, or running companies into the ground, you turned capitalism (the greatest engine of wealth creation for all classes in the history of Human kind) into Crony Capitalism, draining much of the income improving effects from the lower socioeconomic classes to yourselves.
  • With political power, you rapidly worked for ever more power by ballooning spending at ludicrous rates, increasing regulations by orders of magnitude and infringing on our civil rights in every way you could, while manufacturing other “civil” rights for yourselves.
  • You denigrated Main Street, the small business owner, the Plumber, the Electrician, and shamed everyone if the weren’t a College graduate, preferably in philosophy or a major so narrowly focused as to be of no practical use in the real world.
  • You excused and coddled criminals, while condemning those who defended themselves, and those who sought to uphold the law.
  • You brought about participation trophies, scoreless games, and no winners, no losers (“no winners, all losers” in my book), killed dodge ball, monkey bars and FUN.
  • You encouraged illegal immigration, discouraged assimilation, added more paperwork, and less learning to education, and worked to divide us by demographics, turning us against each other, which lead to greater divisions in society.
  • You did your best to destroy the religious orders that supported out communities, as well as minimize our religious freedoms.
  • Finally, you are getting your wishes, communities are divided, citizens distrust those there to protect them, business owners just give up satisfying the various authorities, campuses burn with suspicion and rage, and it seems likely some will soon burn for real.

Again, America thanks you!

On the drug war, and other stories.

via The day the drug war really started – Salon.com.

I received a very civil comment on a previous post, with argument that drug laws, crack cocaine laws in particular were INTENDED to be racist when passed.

Of course, I disagreed. I promised to respond and while looking around for evidence to link to, I found an article on Salon.com of all places that explains it as well, or better than I could. So, I am including the link above.

Immaturity at the Presidential Level

It has been the case for some time, almost 7 years, that President Obama has shown his disdain for anyone who didn’t vote for him, for example:

“So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Read the original article here, there is more context to this statement, however, no one in this country thinks we cling to our religion or our guns because we are biter, and it’s offensive to say so. ( It should be noted that no one called for safe-spaces to be set up)

All too frequently, he has seemed dismissive of other ideas that differed  from his own, often in a publicly humiliating way. It has been reminiscent of an adult lecturing a child.

In the wake of the Paris attacks this month, many people (many governors, both democrat and republican) called for a temporary halt to the influx of Syrian refugees. The main concern is we do a horrible job of vetting them, and ISIS has repeatedly threatened the US and Europe, Here and Here. It now looks likely they can reach us, see here.

While on a trip oversees, on two different occasions the President mocked and insulted the politicians and voters concerned: Here, and here Ted Cruz responds to being called out, and challenges Obama to a debate on policy. The initial reports had Sen. Cruz sounding like a street tough, however, the video dispels that.

I for one, would love to see a policy debate. Sitting President, or not, what could Obama possibly lose? Sen. Cruz could embarrass himself and lose his parties nomination. He has all the risk.

Let me know what you think.

Sally Kohn and The Evil White Men

via Political Correctness on College Campuses – The Atlantic.

Sally Kohn has written a new column, and it is filled to the brim with her usual level of journalistic standards: White Bad, Male Bad, Straight Bad, Straight White Male EVIL! If you’ve read her writing before, you’ve seen all there is to see. When it comes to ideas and viewpoints she really does tend to fish from a shallow pond.

While the historical events she sources are all accurate, past evil, is no reason to use faulty conflated logic in the present. In fact, it is all the more reason to avoid such emotion laden missteps.

Whereas in the past, whichever race had the majority could set the rules to favor themselves, nowadays, at least in this country, That is less and less the case. Stronger minimum mandatory sentences for crack possession vs. powder cocaine possession are not discriminatory against any one race, they are discriminatory against users and dealers of crack cocaine. Is that Just? I think not, both are incredibly dangerous substances and should have similar punishments.

Sally argues that because horrific, illogical, unjust, inhumane atrocities were committed in the past against blacks, that somehow ties in to explaining and justifying petulant, immature, and illogical behavior on today’s college campuses by the children we sent to school to get an education.

Across the nation Overgrown Children that we thought were adults are forcing administrators to resign for things that either happened off campus, no proof exists that they did happen, or they are unsatisfied that criminal investigations sometimes take a few days. In some cases, these allegations were about instances where if true, no crime was even committed. As this is no longer the day of the lynch mob we do not act on such things as if it were a punishable crime.

These students go on hunger strikes, and we are supposed to care. When my own children refuse to eat, I just let them go, they will eat when they are hungry. Any 18+ year old who blames his/her refusal to eat on others is only worthy of being ignored.

After bringing down administrators, and “resolving” the offending incidents as much as possible, then the protesters come up with various lists of further demands.  If you do not comply with these further demands, you are labeled racially insensitive. Often times these demands involve artificial re-balancing of the racial makeup of the student body, and of the Faculty to an explicit number they specify. This was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. You can see the demands for MizzouAmherst, Ithaca, Claremont, Yale, NorthWestern, and many others. I’ll let you judge whether the demands, and Sally’s article make sense.

I leave you with an article by some students with a different viewpoint.

From: Mizzou, with love To: Paris RE: Stop hogging the spotlight

After the horrific attacks in Paris yesterday, most of the world was horrified and stunned. Most of the world. There are a few selfish crybabies, who are steadily working to bring down the remains of the greatest group of university systems in recorded history, who felt no sympathy.

If you feel that 160+ dead from a terrorist attack is a distraction, if you think its an opportunity to argue for gun control, if you want to use this tragedy to argue for more unfettered, undocumented immigration, if you want to diminish the evil that is inherent in this crime, you highlight why we don’t respect you.

Yes, I said it, we don’t respect you, we don’t want to know you, we don’t want to hire you, to work with you, for you to date our children, to associate with you in anyway.

If my statements make you feel you need a safe space, you demonstrate your weakness. When ISIS or any other terrorists come for you, they will not respect a “safe space”.

Life is tough, we all have our problems, having rich parents, plenty of food, top notch housing, financial security, or even enough clothes, these were not things I frequently experienced as a child. Boo Hoo!

Now I’m a grownup, responsible for myself and still not wealthy. So what, everyone has their own struggles. If you don’t like your college, go elsewhere. If you don’t like your state, move. If you don’t like me, tough! Get the idea? GROW UP!

Anyone who equates a poop swastika with a coordinated mass murder has no opinions that matter. Come talk to us when you have discovered logic and when you have empathy for anyone outside yourself.

To the people of France, I apologize on behalf of all Americans for these clowns. Very few moments in film history touch me as much as the cafe scene in “Casablanca”, when the band strikes up the La Marseillaise in order to drown out their oppressors. As the crowd joins in it always brings a tear to my eye.

As much as Americans joke about the French, you are our oldest Ally, and when your back is to the wall, the French will always produce men with spines of steel. God Bless America, and Vive La France!

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I am Ryland – the story of a male-identifying little girl who didn’t transition

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I have been shying away from highly controversial topics on this blog recently because I just couldn’t take the drama that naturally associates with it.  But I keep hearing the story of Ryland, a child who was born a female, whose parents have transitioned her to male at 5 years old.  You can see the full story HERE, but in short, because their daughter identified herself as a boy, and liked “boy” things as opposed to “girl” things, they cut off her hair, bought her “boy” clothes, and have begun telling her, and others, that she is a boy.

I have no degree in early childhood development, nor have I studied psychology.  I didn’t even graduate from College.

I am also not here to pass judgement on Ryland’s parents.  I believe that they are doing what they believe to be the most loving thing for their child.  I’m simply sharing my…

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Law by Table of Contents

According to Hank Adler’s article (http://townhall.com/columnists/hankadler/2014/04/15/tax-refund-siezure-n1824600), It seems that our government has sank even lower. Apparently the IRS is using a reference in the table of contents of the law, to collect debts from the children of parents who may have been over paid by the state. 

The problem is, if you read the law, (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr2419), there is no such section and no such provision of the law. If this is how we’re passing laws now,can I just have my congressman insert anything I want into a table of contents and declare it law? Perhaps a reference to abolishing the IRS? Maybe reference to banning abortions after 20 weeks?

 

Of course the idea of deciding law by table of contents is ludicrous, regardless of who benefits! What depths will the ever growing Leviathan not sink to?

“The bureaucracy is ever expanding, to meet the needs of the ever expanding bureaucracy.”