Garrison Keillor: “We Elitists”

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Posted in category Liberals

Garrison Keillor calls himself a “liberal elitist.” You would never even think otherwise just seeing the man in the visual sense. You can picture this tired, old bird walking around the “liberal elite” section of Portland, carrying his organic granola and Tofurkey inside his reusable grocery bag, looking for the Birkenstock store. He thinks that his political party preferences make him a spaghetti-making, opera-snob, yoga-fied elitist. I’ve always liked him as an entertainer, and that’s been hard to do given his propensity for hating the common man. Keillor’s article in the Washington Post would never have made it into print in the MSM if the subjects of his insults were minorities, LGBT, or feminists. To quote:

The Trumpers never expected their guy to actually win the thing, and that’s their problem now. They only wanted to whoop and yell, boo at the H-word, wear profane T-shirts, maybe grab a crotch or two, jump in the RV with a couple six-packs and go out and shoot some spotted owls. It was pleasure enough for them just to know that they were driving us wild with dismay — by “us,” I mean librarians, children’s authors, yoga practitioners, Unitarians, birdwatchers, people who make their own pasta, opera goers, the grammar police, people who keep books on their shelves, that bunch.

…The uneducated white males who elected him are the vulnerable ones and they will not like what happens next.

I’m all for stereotyping in facts, but Keillor can’t even get that right. Additionally, the rise of Trump is predominantly due to the poison of politics that worships and coddles the do-nothing welfare class while holding the middle class captive in a corrupt political system of wealth-grabbing and redistribution.

Additionally, according to Keillor, people who side with one political party are easily defined: “Democrats can spend four years raising heirloom tomatoes, meditating, reading Jane Austen, traveling around the country, tasting artisan beers”… that, along with making your own pasta; grammar policing; and following the dumbed-down yoga fad. Now let anyone who is not on the Left make such broad-category stereotypes, and immediately, the political correctness police swoop down to deem that person intolerant and purge them from respectable society.

In reality, it is Keillor who is over and done, and so, goodbye. And may his fictional Lake Wobegon be taken over by Catholics, ugly children, crotch-grabbing rappers, and RV parks.

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Whose Resume Says “Qualified?”

Friday, January 20, 2017
Posted in category Politics

I’m not a Trumpster, but all this talk about “qualifications for President” is amusing. Using the mainstream definition of that term, Herr Obama is the most unqualified President of modern times, if not for all time. A state senator with no history of any accomplishments, billionaire Communist George Soros planted him in the US Senate as a stepping stone to big-boy politics. As a new, know-nothing, unknown Senator, Obama began planning his run for the presidency funded by the Soros machine with no public profile, no qualifications. Meanwhile, Leftists sit back in latte cafes with their peeps and exclaim how a billionaire entrepreneur who has spent his whole life dealing, building, creating jobs, and making profits is “unqualified” to take over the executive office.

Surviving the Trumpocalypse

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Posted in category Social Justice Warriors

For the Diaper Pin crowd preparing for The Apocalypse: Matt Walsh with tips on staying underground, stocking up on Starbucks cards, and utilizing ‘mindful’ coloring books for adults. And don’t forget the gluten-free pita chips.

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.