1/23/17

Some Thoughts On The "Women's March"

Women's march meme
On Saturday Jan 21st we all had to endure endless news coverage of the so called "Women's March that took place mainly in Washington DC but had many satellite marches in major cities across the U.S and Canada.

While ostensibly about supporting women's rights and issues, the event was basically a melange of progressive liberal causes from immigration to abortion with an emphasis on demonizing newly sworn in President Trump and the people who voted for him.

The single overriding concern of these women seemed to be that they believe their "right" to have abortions on demand at taxpayer expense is in eminent danger of being taken away by evil Bible thumping Christian zealots who want to force them into lives of domestic servitude and perpetual pregnancy for gratification of White men.

As far as I know, the only proposal Trump has made in regard to abortion is to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

Celebrity speakers like Michael Moore spewed the typical liberal screed while some notables like Ashley Judd and Madonna went completely off the rails with a ranting and raving diatribes that painted all conservatives as literally worse than Hitler. It was truly comical if you could exercise some objectivity on it all.

Also, leftist hypocrisy was in full effect as Pro-Life and conservative women were shunned by the tolerant compassionate liberal marchers. Some were even met with violence.

The video below is from the Women's March in Edmonton Canada. Watch as a male hipster punk punches a female reporter for a conservative website in the face. Notice that the crowd of so called feminists stands idly by (some even chuckle) at this assault (by a man on a woman). The crowd even whisks him away to protect him after the assault.


The bottom line is these marches weren't about women's issues, rights, inclusion, etc. They are not organic in any way, but are astro-turfed political protests funded by sinister figures like George Soros and others, designed to emulate the Tea Party movement a few years ago only with a radical leftist agenda this time.

Scratch the surface of this movement just a little and the underlying agenda is crystal clear.

1/16/17

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1/9/17

Some Unsolicited Advice To President Trump

I'm watching my Twitter feed this morning and I'm seeing all the fallout over Meryl Streep who used her acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards last night as a soap box to bash Donald Trump. Soon after, PEOTUS Trump took to twitter and issued a tweet insulting Meryl Streep.

By now we all know that Trump is very thin skinned regarding criticism, especially what he considers "unfair attacks" on him. He uses Twitter as his outlet for his retorts. If you're famous enough and you insult Trump, you'll get a personal reply.

I think that's a problem. He's going to be the President Of The United States for God's sake. He should at least act like he has some class.

So, here's my advice:

Mr. President

In my opinion, the best response you can give to all the idiots and assholes out there who criticize, insult, and bait you is to just concentrate on the job at hand. Be a great President. Get the country back on track again. Get illegal immigration under control. Fight terrorism effectively. Get the economy rolling again.

In short, the best way to shut these people up is to put down the smartphone and prove them wrong by actually making America great again.

1/7/17

God Works In Mysterious Ways

Have you ever noticed that when someone has a close call and comes close to death either they or someone around them will usually say something like "I should have died that day, but God had other plans for me." , "God must have saved you for a reason.", " It's all in God's plan." or some similar bullshit.

But when someone is unfortunate enough not to step out of the way of that bus in time and gets splattered all over the pavement like a possum on the highway, nobody ever says "Damn, God must have been pissed off at that dude." 

12/6/16

Amazon's Answer To The 'Fight For $15'

In my last post a few days ago I offered my opinion on the so called "Fight for $15" minimum wage strikes and protests and why I think they will harm workers in the long run.

Well yesterday Amazon.com announced they will be opening some new stores in a few test markets. These stores will have no cashiers and probably a skeleton crew just to keep the shelves stocked.

This is the future.


The bottom line is if your job can be done by a machine or computer you may want to keep quiet about the minimum wage or start looking to improve your skill set.

11/29/16

Why The "Fight For $15" Is Idiotic And Self Defeating.

I was watching the news this evening and I saw the story of airport baggage handlers in Chicago who are striking to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Apparently most baggage handlers make minimum wage which is around $10 in Chicago.

This strike in Chicago is just the latest in a nation wide movement to establish a national minimum wage of $15 per hour.

The main supporting arguments I hear from mostly liberal pundits on news programs seem to revolve around the assumption that people with minimum wage jobs are somehow trapped in those jobs and deserve to earn what they call a "living wage". They say things like you can't pay the rent, own a decent car, or raise a family on minimum wage. My immediate reaction to this is "Well yeah, no shit! It's MINIMUM wage, moron!"

I have to ask, who told these people that minimum wage jobs were a career path? Who is telling the this is the best they can do in our society? This is the best you're gonna do, so make the best of it.

Minimum wage jobs, for the most part, are meant to be stepping stones- the first rung on the ladder up. They are meant for people with few or no skills to gain work experience, learn new skills, prove you can show up on time and be a good employee. Then logically, you move up and on to new and better things. That's why they are often referred to as "entry level jobs".

Of course there are some people who just don't have the capacity (mental, physical, emotional) to move beyond these jobs, but those are the very few. Most can and should view these jobs as paying your dues, so to speak. A place where you start building your resume.

But somehow in our society many people seem to have lost ambition. They just want to go to work at a job that isn't very demanding physically or mentally, put in their 8 hours and go home to watch TV, play video games, get high, and wait for their lottery numbers to hit. They have come to see these entry level jobs as their lot in life. They can't get rich being a superstar athlete or musician, so may as well just put it in neutral and coast down the hill.

As the entitlement mentality gains stronger hold over our younger generations, those in these "McJobs" fall for the notion that the government should be responsible for ensuring their economic prosperity through minimum wages. The attitude is "Well I work. I'm not a bum on welfare. So, I should have all the things I want." Somehow $15 an hour has been settled upon as the answer to all their problems.

The 'Fight' And  It's Unintended Consequences

The truth is $15 an hour for most of these entry level jobs is just not reasonable to expect.

First of all, the free market should be the main determinant of wages. Society places a natural value on certain work. All jobs are not the same. They don't require the same skill set, experience level, or ability.

Also, a single national minimum wage does not take into account the wide variation in the cost of living and local economies around the country. For example, $15 an hour for someone in Manhattan or San Francisco is chump change, while for someone in rural Tennessee it may be higher than the prevailing wage for highly skilled positions like nurses and teachers. One size does not fit all.

By setting a minimum wage, you screw with the natural balance of the free market and incur many unintended consequences.

Minimum wage laws actually end up screwing many members of society. Young people for example.

Youth unemployment is at record highs. Kids in high school who want jobs can't find them. The traditional entry level jobs in fast food, retail, etc. are being filled by adults who have settled for these jobs because in part, the minimum wage is just enough to attract them.

Employers offering these jobs will naturally give them to older people who have been proven to be more reliable versus a kid with no employment history. Since they have to pay more than the market would naturally dictate, employers will go with the less risky option of an older person. They will also hire those who they think will work harder for less. That means immigrants- both legal and illegal. So, it's not only kids getting screwed, but also native born Americans who have the attitude that their labor is worth more than it is.

Some unintended consequences- more unemployed young people with too much time on their hands and no money= increased crime, increased numbers on the welfare roles. Also, more young people will feel the need to pursue higher education levels to increase their employment potential. Less young people will gain the job experience they need to move into skilled labor and trades creating a shortage of people who can compete in those 'blue collar' jobs. More young people graduating from colleges create a glut of over educated young people competing for a limited number of entry level 'white collar' jobs resulting in even more unemployed with many also saddled with crippling student loan debt.

Another consideration is that when faced with rising labor costs, employers will undoubtedly look to reduce those costs through automation and increased efficiency- eliminating positions wherever possible. Just look around and you'll see many examples of this. Computers and  robots don't need health insurance, vacations, lunch breaks, or workman's comp coverage. The result is those who do still have jobs will be expected to do more for their pay.

To a certain extent, those pushing for an increased minimum wage are pricing themselves out of a job.

8/30/16

The Colin Kaepernick Contorversey - My Two Cents

I'm not going to go too in depth here as I don't think Colin Kaepernick is worth that much of my time. I just want to make a few points.

First is that Colin Kaepernick has every right under our First Amendment to say what he wants and protest as he wishes. Apparently the NFL has no problem with his sit down protest, it's not against their rules, and it sounds like the SF 49er's are OK with it as well. They issued a statement saying so. Also, Kaepernick is not alone in his feelings. Lots of other (mainly Black) NFL players have come out in support of him.

That all said, I personally think Colin Kaepernick is an ignoramus and a world class asshole. His whole protest is based on a false premise, the widely discredited assumption that the police forces in America are full of overtly racist officers who are hunting down young Black men in the streets and assassinating them with impunity. This is absolute nonsense that has been repeated so often by the media and Black community leaders that a large number of the Black (and white) community believe it to be true. Colin Kaepernick is possibly stupid, but definitely ignorant if he believes it.

As for his choice to protest over what he believes, as I said, he definitely has that right. But the choices we make have consequences. By protesting in the manner he has chosen and the anti patriotic statements he has made, he has insulted a large portion of the population. He seems to know this and simply does not care.

In my opinion, I think the answer is simple. If Kaepernick has offended you, take action by not supporting him. Don't go to 49er's games as long as he is on the team. Don't buy 49er's merchandise. Don't patronize anyone who sponsors him. He will go away and fade into oblivion soon enough. He's a sub par quarterback who the 49er's couldn't even trade off over the summer. He's simply not worth any more time or media attention.

Colin Kaepernick and his adopted parents
Colin Kaepernick and his adopted parents
Just one more personal note- Colin Kaepernick is mixed race. His biological mother is white and his father is black. His father just split before he was born like too many Black men do after they father a child. His mother gave him up for adoption as she was only 19 at the time. He was adopted into a middle class white family ad raised in a loving home among whites in white neighborhoods and white schools. He's taken those opportunities and made himself millions. Now Colin talks about 'his people' and 'The Struggle'. He rails against the injustices against Black people 'like him'. He is a disrespectful hypocrite- a self absorbed man-child not deserving of a fraction of the attention he's getting.

8/29/16

It's The Small Things That Bug Me

It's not only the big things, the events that make national news, or the larger social issues that piss me off, it's the hundreds of little insignificant things that most people can let go that really bug me. So I think I'll start a new series of posts about them.

I hate the term "Pet Peeves", so I think I'll just call the series "It's The Little Things".

I'll kick it off here with something I'm seeing more and more- Guys wearing baseball caps with their ears tucked in under the cap. - See I told you they are little things. In fact I could do a whole sub series about things that bug me about people wearing their baseball caps improperly.

In addition to the ear tucking:
  • The flat brim
  • Not taking the tags or labels off
  • Wearing the hat at any other angle on the head except straight ahead or backwards

And don't get me started on the fucking hipster's with the foam front mesh back trucker hats.


Look at this and tell me I'm wrong. How can anyone not want to bitch slap this asshole?



The ear tuck and a trucker hat. That's 2 strikes, Dick!

Random Thoughts - Technology

I just saw an ad online for a new off brand 40" 1080p LED Smart TV for $240 with a $100 gift card for Dell.com. So basically you get a TV for $140 now.

In another ad on the website I see a new 55" LG 4K Smart TV for $700 with a $200 gift card included- shipped free!

I remember back in 2005 I bought my first LED flat screen HDTV. They were fairly new at the time. I bought a Sanyo 32" 720p set and paid a little over $900 after tax.

If someone breaks into your house nowadays, they leave the TV. It's not worth the trouble.

7/20/16

Melania Trump's Plagiarism Scandal - My 2 Cents

Melania Trump
So, the latest "big" news story for the lap dog liberal mainstream media is Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night. It appears that a couple lines in the speech were a word for word match for a small segment of a speech given by Michelle Obama in 2008.

The mainstream media has gone ape shit over this story as expected. CNN has it in the lead for the past 2 days and will probably lead with it for the rest of the week. Tonight all the late night comedy talk shows are ripping Melania, and Donald Trump by extension, a new one over it. "She Lied! - It's plagiarism! - She stole those lines from our beloved First Lady! - Burn the witch! Burn the witch!"

In all this uproar I haven't heard one political pundit mention a possibility that came to my mind almost immediately. Has anyone considered the possibility that this incident was orchestrated by the Democrats?

Think about it a minute. Melania Trump is from Slovenia. English is not her native tongue. You can tell by hearing her talk that she has a thick accent. I'm sure that despite her original claim that she personally wrote her entire speech that she had plenty of help. In fact what is most likely is that Melania set the outline for the speech- perhaps giving the key points she wanted to make, then a staff member or several staff members wrote and polished the text of the speech for her.

How hard would it be for one of those speech writers to slip the "plagiarized" lines into the speech with the intent of publicly embarrassing Melania and the Trump campaign?

Given the vicious nature of politics today and the "anything it takes to win" attitude of political operatives, especially on the left, I would not put it past the Democrats to have their moles embedded in the Trump campaign with the goal of sabotaging it from within by creating scandals. With the mainstream press willing to take any dirt on the Trumps and make it national news for days, this would be a very effective strategy.