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I could give two wet farts about Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner.  But I’m amused at how disgusted the other folks in this video are at the suggestion that overly generous social programs can be a disincentive to work.

The fundamental thrust of any libertarian-ish ideology rests on two ideas:

  • That people should be free to pursue their own happiness.
  • To the extent that it can be avoided, nobody else should be compelled to subsidize or participate in another person’s pursuit of happiness.

What individual welfare entitlement programs have to do with being trans or gay or female or black or Martian is beyond my comprehension.  It’s a rather annoying little trick that the Democrats play that if you’re anything other than a WASP then you should clearly be for socialism.  And it’s particularly annoying because Republicans by-and-large let them get away with it.

Hillary just recently said that GOP noise about de-funding Planned Parenthood would “deny access” to women’s health services.  Because everything which is not forbidden is compulsory.

As far as I can tell, nobody on the right said a fucking thing about Hillary’s ridiculous statement.

We’re not even talking about shutting Planned Parenthood down, we’re just talking about the concept that maybe some people don’t want their tax dollars funding a highly politicized criminal syndicate that traffics in baby parts for profit.  If you want to murder babies and sell their organs, do it on your own dime.

But no, that simple, minimalistic argument is beyond the national GOP’s messaging scope.

Important, I should know better, update!

 

Apparently a Senator speaking continuously to stop the Senate from passing a bill is not a filibuster.

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered (emphasis me V) the Senate floor…

Although Paul called his action a filibuster, it technically fell short of Senate rules (fact check: Mostly true but false because leftists don’t want it to be true)…

Thune said: “It’s going to be talking for an extended period of time. Around here I suppose that’s a filibuster.”

Obviously Thune is some sort of dictionary-nazi.

Hmmm, is that a Minitruism or is it antidictionaryestablishmentarianism?

I’m going with antidictionaryestablishmentarianism cuz you know McConnell, McCain, Graham and the rest of the GOP establishment assholes are agin it.

I’m fer his filibuster as much as I can be.

Gumming up the works is awesome and tilting at windmills is important. Sooner or later you get to kill those bird-killing windmills!

 

The 4th amendment has a meaning as rdbrewer explains so well

I get it; some of these senators know better than the Founding Fathers and are happy with warrantless bulk data collection, but the Constitution does not allow that. We have the right to be secure in our papers and effects,

Yeah, the current crew of life-long-politicians know better than the greatest men to ever have lived and they’ve decided we have no rights they don’t feel we need.

In other words,

Not Shown: GOP Betters Giving Obama Helpful Hints

Not Shown: GOP Betters Giving Obama Helpful Hints

 

This is the “Explaining the categories” part.

It’s in GOP Win! because the GOP is going to win and restrict my freedoms.

It’s in GOP Fail because Rand Paul is being unhelpful to his establishment betters in the GOP.

Rudy speaks

Posted: February 21, 2015 by socklessjoe in Fun With Media, Funniest End of Civilization Evah, GOP FAIL

Rudy Giuliani’s remarks about Obama’s socialist influences and less-than-love for America ought to be completely unremarkable.

Unfortunately, they seem to be remarkable to many.

Everything Rudy said was well-documented in 2008 as Obama rose to stardom. The problem is that Our Betters both in the GOP and the MSM thought that stating the obvious fact of Obama’s socialism was beyond the pale. And so, now when Rudy speaks truth, still nobody is prepared to hear it since we were never allowed to establish the groundwork in 2008.

Are These Related?

Posted: January 5, 2015 by veeshir in Funniest End of Civilization Evah, GOP FAIL, GOP Win!

Day 606 of the IRS scandal, with nobody having paid any price whatsoever.

Day 606. Think of that, nearly 20 months and our fine political betters have done not a fucking thing.

Some GOP congresscritters are saying they won’t vote for Boehner for leader.

I do love the quote about Boehner and McConnell saying they’ll work with Obama.

Obama, who has refused to work with anybody, was the cause of a huge electoral loss for his party and the prospective GOP “leadership” is already surrendering before they even take charge.

 

In attempting to write about the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice incidents, the apparent futility of conservative blogging has once again caused me overwhelming despair.

As it concerns the death-by-cop incidents, the post-factual nature of our political discourse becomes palpable. “Hands up, don’t shoot!” is an utter fabrication, exposed as a lie by overwhelming physical evidence and the preponderance of eye-witness testimony, such that no charges were brought by a grand jury against the officer.

There’s much more room for concern in the Garner and Rice cases, but the public backlash in these three cases seems inversely proportionate to the evidence of police wrongdoing. (How many of you are going to Google “Tamir Rice” now?) But the incident drawing the most ire, the Michael Brown shooting, is the one with the least genuine merit – nil by my reckoning.

Presented with the futility of attempting to dislodge an erroneous belief from the public consciousness, one recalls the many other instances of valiant but Sisyphean work by conservative and libertarian bloggers. Whether it is the exposure of the IRS criminality, or the Gosnell little abortion shop of horrors, or the Jonathan Gruber recordings, nothing seems to stick or matter. Obama’s even back to funding ACORN as health insurance navigators.

I will from time to time find cause to write, but for now I expect the sparseness of my motivation to continue. In a world where facts don’t matter, there’s little reason to discuss facts.

Important Update Below!!!!!

So the Puppy Blender links to a “bloomberg view” article with this quote

So let me finish by noting what I actually find disturbing about the whole Gruber episode. It is not that voters aren’t particularly well-informed; voters could not possibly be well-informed about all the issues that our government deals with.

 

What pisses me off is that many of us called bullshit in real time as this was happening and were called names by all our betters, including the people screeching at us about Grubergate!!!!! (I’m looking at you NRO).

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which is why, when people ask me my opinions about foreign policy nowadays, I say, “I don’t know. Looks like a hard problem to me.”

Yeah, see that’s the coward’s way out.

Believe me, I understand that disagreeing with your group is a bad thing, but that doesn’t excuse pretending to believe outright lies, whether the ignorance is willful or a result of stupidity (Hello Shep!), matters not.

In short, Grubergate taught us nothing new about how Obamacare was sold and passed but it does show us how willfully ignorant/stupid and assholic our “elite” are.

And they will learn nothing whatsoever from Grubergate. They’ll be calling us unhelpful wackobirds when the next bit of lies “for our own good” come down the road.

Our establishment loves Obamacare, it gives them the control over our lives that they crave. They really pine for the days when peasants knew their place.

Fuck them all.

They think their OUTRAGE!!!!!! inoculates them from being called out on their credulity/willful ignorance.

It does not. Especially as all of our establishment/elite jackasses called tea partiers names for noting the reality that those douches are only now noticing.

As well all know, there is no sin worse than being correct too soon in that circle.

In my opinion there is no sin worse than being wrong too long. Everybody gets taken in once in a while, but when you viciously attack the people who are trying to explain reality, well, you’re a hopeless fuckwit who has no right to be in charge of anything. Take away their ant farms.

 

They think you’re idiots Update!!!!

Via Ace, we see the truth of what I’ve written in relation to our fine GOP betters.

It would be “impossible to defund President Obama’s executive order through a government spending bill, House Appropriations Committee spokeswoman Jennifer Hing said Thursday….

 

Yeah, about that

The only thing that differentiates mandatory and discretionary spending is how often each must be re-authorized. Every single dollar spent by the federal government must be first appropriated by Congress. Just because some spending is not subject to annual appropriation doesn’t mean it’s not subject to appropriation at all. Congress can’t block Obama’s executive order by shutting down the government, but it most certainly can defund it by law.

 

Now is the time in the election cycle for GOP voters to go “Derp”.

 

So the GOP won the Senate. What are they going to do about Obamacare?

It will be a tale.

Run by idiots, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing.

They’ll try to “fix” it.

Ace links to a few articles about how Obama is destroying the Democratic party. You know, just like Clinton did in the 90s.

A sample quote

For all the talk that this midterm election was about nothing, 2014 really was just about one thing: Barack Obama’s failure to live up to his presidency’s promise in almost every domestic and foreign policy arena.

 

See, once the Dems get power they don’t care all that much about keeping it, they care about advancing their agenda.

So what has Obama accomplished?

Obamacare, the relaxation of the rule of law and the shifting of the conversation from “The gov’t needs to stay out of my medical questions” to, “The gov’t is in charge of my medical questions and taking it away is like trying to kill all wymyn and childryn”.

As usual, Democratic policies have emboldened our enemies so if we have to reply, it will all be the GOP’s fault. We’re already seeing stuff, from Dems and Ron fucking Paul Libertarians, about how now that the GOP is in charge we can look for new wars.

Also, Obama has been fucking with our allies so we are totally not-trusted on the world stage. Case in point.

Lawyers for the Obama administration compared Israel’s control of Jerusalem to Russian claims over the Ukrainian territory of Crimea during oral arguments this week before the Supreme Court in a case concerning the rights of U.S. citizens to list Jerusalem as part of Israel on their passports.

 

He’ll work harder at stopping Israel than he ever did with Tsar Putin I expanding his empire.

Israel, being the only liberal democracy/republic outside EUnuchstan or North America, can never be forgiven for that.

 

Last, I think this is going to be huge.

They gave the highways Teh Peepul paid for to a private company to make money.

When the 95 Express Lanes open, all drivers will need an E-ZPass or an E-ZPass® FlexSM to travel on the lanes. Carpools with three or more people can travel toll-free on the Express Lanes with an E-ZPass Flex set to HOV mode.

 

So the HOV lanes in the greater DC metropolitan area were HOV-3 during rush hour and open to all otherwise.

But now car-pools will need to pay for EZ-Pass (which ain’t free even if they don’t have to pay to use the lanes),  They also have made it so hybrids no longer get to use the HOV lanes for free.

More.

The 95 Express Lanes rules of the road will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dynamic pricing based on real-time traffic conditions manages the demand for the lanes, keeping the Express Lanes moving

 

So now you have to pay to use them off-peak and notice the part about “dynamic pricing”, they’ll arbitrarily change the cost depending on traffic. So if there’s an accident blocking 95 at midnight, you’ll have to pay rush-hour prices to get around on the HOV-lanes.

And since it’s a private company bribing elected officials, they can be very slimy.

How slimy?

So Joe was stunned when he got a staggering $17,000 fine for $36 in unpaid tolls. He tried to resolve the problem directly with Transurban, which manages the lanes for Virginia. But Joe could not get any resolution from the company, and facing a looming court date…

“The thing that frustrates me the most is they don’t care,” Joe said, referring to Transurban. “They aren’t trying to resolve this. They are trying to get $17,000 for [$36] in tolls they didn’t collect.”

All of Joe’s whopping $17,000 fines come from a month-long period in spring 2013 when his E-ZPass transponder wasn’t being read properly….

 

Expand this by many thousands and you’ll have a lot of pissed off people. And that’s going to be huge.

Why huge? Because he’s fucking with gov’t workers, You know, important people.

Sure they like screwing the assholes in fly-over country, but this is messing with bureaucrats with a huge sense of entitlement and an inflated sense of their own worth.

It would be hilarious if a revolution started because of that.

And since we’re in this particular end of civilization, that’s about what I’d expect.

So what did last night change? Nothing federally but a shitload locally. All those GOP governors are not going to so easily implement the federal govt’s anti-Constitutional power grabs.

 

Speaking of which, AZ passed their “We ain’t enforcing unConstitutional laws by the feds” proposition.

Viva La Revolucion!

ronnie