Toilet Bowl Marchers

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Posted in category Feminism

Leftist women marching to The Toilet Bowl. “Keep your laws off of my body“? Really? How about you idiot leftists keep your hands and laws off of my income, my labor, my business, and my life. They have no clue the level of dumbfuckery they practice with their pointless, undefined symbolism. Quoting their mindlessness:

Banding together the day after the presidential inauguration, organizers say the march focuses on uniting women on issues such as reproductive rights, equal pay, and lesbian and gay rights.

The essence of these people is to put into practice, through the power of force (law), their signature trait: ‘we do what we want; we take what you got.’ And this is what they call fairness and compassion.

Slate: Oh No, a Shortage of Dead People

Friday, December 30, 2016
Posted in category Uncategorized

Will mean even fewer healthy organs available for transplant to save lives. Only Slate could come up with this dilemma: potentially safer, self-driving cars will muck up the government’s failed organ donor system.

It’s not difficult to do the math on how driverless cars could change the equation. An estimated 94 percent of motor-vehicle accidents involve some kind of a driver error. As the number of vehicles with human operators falls, so too will the preventable fatalities. In June, Christopher A. Hart, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said, “Driverless cars could save many if not most of the 32,000 lives that are lost every year on our streets and highways.” Even if self-driving cars only realize a fraction of their projected safety benefits, a decline in the number of available organs could begin as soon as the first wave of autonomous and semiautonomous vehicles hits the road—threatening to compound our nation’s already serious shortages.

The Disincentive to Government Incentives

Friday, December 30, 2016
Posted in category Tax Tyranny

This story from Ann Arbor, Michigan is typical of government incentive programs. Ann Arbor is the left-wing bastion of Michigan, and the city continually adopts environmental programs to reduce emissions, including this ambitious ‘Climate Action Plan‘ to reduce “the entire community’s greenhouse gas emissions by 8 percent by 2015, by 25 percent by 2025, and by 90 percent by 2050 — all relative to 2000 baseline levels.” Undergirding that ridiculous and unmeasurable plan is the installation of solar panels in government infrastructure, along with guidelines to make the city “solar friendly.” This allows the city to spend oodles of tax booty to prop up its green industry. But when Greg McGuire installed rooftop solar panels in his historic Ann Arbor home, this happened:

The assessed value of McGuire’s property jumped more than $32,000 after the solar panels were added, and the taxable value went up roughly $10,000.

That translated to a $458.91 increase in property taxes the next year, which McGuire said essentially wiped out the energy cost savings he and his wife factored into their financial calculations when deciding to go solar.

Ann Arbor bureaucrats claim it is Michigan state law that forces them to assess and tax residential solar panels, however, some research on my part (white papers and tax tribunal scripts) indicates that interpretation of Michigan state law regarding residential solar panel installation is varied, and numerous (nearby) communities have adopted a credo that does not assess residential solar panels, and the state doesn’t really care.

In Ann Arbor, even a petition to the city’s Board of Review doesn’t get the homeowner a “win” because the goals of the booty bureaucrats (the collection of taxes) conflict with the goals of the green bureaucrats. To say that the tax policy adopted by Ann Arbor is an “impediment” to its energy goals is an understatement.

Let Children Play With Knives

Thursday, September 1, 2016

This article in the Wall Street Journal asks, “Should we let toddlers play with saws and knives?” Yes, I say. And bring back the great, old (real) chemistry sets, too, and not these modern, safety-nazi replacements that give way to chemophobia. The obsession with safety has left Americans fragile, afraid, and keeping their kids in bubble wrap. This reminds me of an article in the New York Times a few years ago:

Under today’s Christmas tree, girls and boys will unwrap science toys of a very different ilk: slime-making kits and perfume labs, vials of a fluff-making polymer called Insta-Snow, “no-chem” chemistry sets (chemical free!), plus a dazzling array of modern telescopes, microscopes and D.I.Y. volcanoes. Nothing in these gifts will set the curtains on fire.

The Cash Cow Known as Detroit Public Schools

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Posted in category Public School Prisons

Rampant with fraud, the people of the state of Michigan keep bailing out the Detroit Government Schools. The short list of known crimes in recent times: invoices paid for services never rendered; no cash controls over fundraising or cash management; salary overpayments; cash stolen from school vaults; falsifying records to obtain overtime pay; multiple kickback schemes; etc., etc., etc.

Pedophile “Disorder”

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Posted in category political correctness

I was writing, many years ago, that queer politics was never about basic freedoms that individual gay persons deserved and should have been able to possess. If that was all the gay community wanted, they would not have voiced a collective victimology based on sexual preferences, but rather, they would have emphasized their rights as individuals under natural law. The larger agenda was lifestyle acceptance and promotion; encouragement of queer conversion; and an entire political scheme designed around affirmative action, quotas, victimology, and special rights. The latest in this whole thing is that the sexual molestation of children is not a crime to be punished, but a disease to be cured. Pedophile apologists have been calling for protection for adults who rape children because they cannot be accountable for their actions due to their “disorder.” In my lifetime, we will see pedophiles protected by law, likely under the Americans With Disabilities Act. A quote from the article:

A pedophile should be held responsible for his conduct — but not for the underlying attraction.

Bringing the War(s) Home With Them

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Posted in category War

The indoctrinated, angry, killer-for-the-state mindset: ex-marine guns down a woman after he caused a car accident with her by blowing a red light. Friends said he acted as if he thought he was back in a war zone.

A military spokeswoman confirmed to The Washington Post that Desha served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2004 to 2008, and was deployed to Iraq twice during that time.

They Gotta Regulate People Helping People

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Posted in category Regulatory State

The “Cajun Navy” is … voluntary diversity. People having each other’s backs. Saving lives. Helping others because they want to do the heroic thing. Making the world a better place, in the moment, for folks facing terrifying situations in flooded New Orleans. They are unusual angels using their own time, money, and efforts to conduct rescues. But now the government wants to keep these guys from helping others until they sign up for the government monopoly on helping people.

The government is going to regulate people helping people so that people can no longer help other people. The sickness of the government monopoly on everything aims not to support citizens, but to oppress them. As always, this insane attempt at regulation is couched in terms of “we’re doing it to help.”

Some of those Good Samaritans, a loosely-organized group called the ‘Cajun Navy,’ are being interviewed by media around the country, but that attention is nowhere near the pushback lawmakers are discussing when it comes to possibly breaking the law in the future if they save lives again

… Republican State Senator Jonathan Perry of the Vermillion, Lafayette area, is working on legislation that could require training, certificates and a permit fee to allow these Good Samaritans to get past law enforcement into devastated areas.

Detoit-Hipster Bubble Jeans?

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Detroit Denim Company makes jeans by hand with an 87-step process in a factory that has been largely designed by art and design students. It’s all very cool, but the reality is evident.

The luxury jeans start at $250. Before you think that will burn a hole in your pocket, Yelsma said it’s worth the investment because they do free repairs for the lifetime of the jeans.

“Just like food is farm to table. We are more like table to body,” Owner Eric Yelsma said. He calls these “local jeans,” and the factory can make 10 pairs per day.

This is just nuts. As much as I promote all that has become great about Detroit, I stop where reality has entered the bubble economy. The company’s customers are the status kings in the hood and young Hipsters jacking up their credit cards, not the organic customer with a rising income stream with an abundance of disposable income who is willing to commit to jeans that cost 10x the norm. The owner says this:

I never could have started what I’m doing now anywhere else. In terms of finding real estate and setting up shop, there are far fewer hurdles here than in any other large city,” he says of Detroit as a place to do business.

Indeed, and that is what has made Detroit such a great, grass-roots entrepreneurial city that has been able to dismiss the old reputation as a one-product town. But when great entrepreneurs meet the economic bubble that has been teased by years of economic manipulation (think Quantitative Easing, Parts 1 through 999), look out. The tumble will be severe.

But then again, 2008 never happened.

The Disposable Veterans

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Posted in category War

The obituary says he “lost his battle with PTSD.” He lost his battle for freedom and a quality life once he signed up to be used as cannon fodder for the US Government. Quote:

“Ketchum had been struggling with PTSD and substance abuse after returning home from his three tours overseas. He had deployed twice to Iraq as a Marine combat engineer where his job was to clear roadside explosives. He also served once in Afghanistan in the Army National Guard.

While serving, he had been through several explosions and ended up with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI’s) and concussions.”

Imagine what he went through? Another young life thrown into the snake pit, deemed to be worthless by all who provoke, maintain, and ratchet up wars, and then legitimize and sanction their use and disposal of these men through massive campaigns of military hero-worship. When the NFL and NBA and MLB promote their hero worship of all things military, why don’t they wheel these guys onto the field and tell their story on the Jumbotron? Nah, that’s not good for “business.”