Pessimism Report – Ryan budget, guns, and GPS

Posted: March 25, 2012 by socklessjoe in Liberal Fascism, Nanny State, News, Notes on the Revolution, You'll pry 'em from my cold dead hands
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Much like the previous attempt, the Paul Ryan budget proposal has once again been haughtily dismissed by the usual suspects.  It’s rather depressing, actually.  As several commentators have pointed out, the Ryan budget is hardly extreme.  Rather, it’s pretty close the absolute bare minimum necessary to avoid sovereign default, and doesn’t even balance the budget until something like 2040.  (That’s assuming that no other unexpected expenditures pop up over the next couple decades… like a war or something.)

Translation: we’re boned.  So sayeth the holy prophet, Mark Steyn:

It is faintly surreal to be sitting in paneled offices lined by formal portraits listening to eminent persons who assume the collapse of the dominant global power is a fait accompli. “I don’t feel America is quite a First World country anymore,” a robustly pro-American Aussie told me, with a sigh of regret.

More prophecy:

There’s a famous exchange in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Someone asks Mike Campbell, “How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways,” he replies. “Gradually, then suddenly.” We’ve been going through the gradual phase so long, we’re kinda used to it. But it’s coming to an end, and what happens next will be the second way: sudden, and very bad.

On a related note, Ruger is out of guns.  All manufacturers sales are through the roof once again, and Ruger’s stock is up tenfold since Obama took office.

And as if the Obama bureaucrats had nothing better to do than mess with us, a National Highway Transportation Safety Agency rule might make your car GPS unit almost totally useless.  The maps won’t be able to continuously update while you are driving.  You know, because it’s too distracting for you to have some clue about where your turn is.  Hooray, nanny state!

Comments
  1. DejahThoris says:

    Oh well, I love real maps, and it’s so much more fun to try to drive and figure out your location on a static image or smartphone! I have an acquaintance who has one of those real-time GPS units that shows you exactly where you are, and man is that some nice technology.

    I’ll bet you a nickel that they don’t remove any of that distracting computer, scanner, or gps technology from cop cars.

    • Gerco says:

      You’ll have the vote of all who sail aboard the Kipper. Where do you stand on pulibc transport. I prefer to stand near the middle doors but sometimes the fucking driver just opens the front fucking door and you have to gradually slide towards the front of the bus behind the noisy fucking Canandian student with the massive backpack .. Ahem .. ahm . best of luck.

  2. veeshir says:

    I’d love to see Ryan submit Obama’s budget, just change the page numbers.

    Then, when Minitrue starts talking about starving grandma, he can go on TV and say, “Actually, I made a mistake and gave you Obama’s budget. Here’s mine.”

    It won’t really make a difference in how they report, but it would be very darn funny.

    And really, that’s all we have left.

  3. Alicia says:

    Something more comprehensive has to hapepn. Change needs to hapepn. Sanity needs to be restored to education. Mainly, no matter what the LAW states, if it isn’t really possible to accomplish, teachers, administrators, school districts, etc. will all find a way to make it appear so on paper. It’s a matter of survival. If they didn’t do that, there would be total chaos. But there is still a level of chaos. Look at all the lawsuits against schools all because education has lost its sanity. I could tell you stories .

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