Want to see some serious double standards in play?

While everyone remains focused on what happened in Ferguson and the LSM is milking it for all its worth while presenting very little factual information – must be an election year or something, and the demcorats need something to get their voters to the polls – we get this laughable story. There are two things in the story that caught my eye. Here is the first:

A rural Mississippi man suffered life-threatening injuries and required brain surgery after he entered a Waffle House despite receiving a warning not to enter the restaurant because of the color of his skin.

The severe beating occurred early Sunday morning around 2 a.m., reports The Clarion-Ledger. Up to 20 assailants participated.

The injured man is Ralph Weems IV, a veteran of the Iraq War and a Marine. He is white.

The altercation began at about 1 a.m. when Weems and a friend, David Knighten, chose to go inside the Waffle House. They made this decision after a man in the parking lot diplomatically suggested that they should leave because the patrons inside were angry about the Aug. 9 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Thus, the unidentified man explained, the restaurant would not be a safe place for two white people.

Can you imagine telling a minority something like this? Even if your intentions are as pure as the driven snow and your motive is to protect them? yeah, well that’s not the part that chafes. So fast forward a bit and you get:

ZKnighten added: “I do remember racial slurs being yelled from the crowd.”

Police failed to arrive on the scene until the crowd had dispersed.

“This does not appear to be a hate crime,” local police chief Tim Brinkley said, according to The Times-Picayune. “It’s very early in this investigation but thus far the evidence and statements suggest that a verbal altercation turned physical and somebody got hurt.”

Yeah sure Mr. police chief. Again, reverse the races of the victim and perps, and how do you think this would be playing out? Of course, this was racially motivated, and revelations like this one should leave no one with any doubt who are the ones making things worse. The last time the evil white man, oh, pardon me, the white Hispanic, was the catalyst for their push the vote agenda. I guess when you have a winning formula, you just keep going back to it.

Our police forces are over militarized and need to be restructured, but our media is a despicable political stooge of the biggest criminals to run the nation, and IMO far greater threat and problem for our democracy’s survival than the militarized agents of the nanny state. Things are only going to get worse because of these people. Don’t you trust that these collectivists or their stooges have any good intent at any time. It’s about power for these bastards, and nothing more.


WTF?

WTF I ask again:

A hotel has been forced to send out a letter to its British guests threatening £1,400 fines for anyone caught ‘logging’ in swimming pools while on holiday.

The bizarre internet craze (that’s no one had heard of until now) has apparently become a favourite pastime for ‘boozed up Brits abroad’, according to one holiday spot in Egypt.

The owners claim participants are deliberately pooing in their crowded pools before ‘watching the carnage unfold around them’.

At least I hope the hotel people know their Brits from Kiwis, cause I can see one of our posters doing shit like this…

Why tell little lies when you can get away with big ones?

While I will admit that anyone making the case that there is plenty of competition for all the lying done by this WH, the argument can be made that the ludicrous claim they are transparent in their dealings and want an independent press can be seen as taking the cake. With so many key Obama people, all under investigation, destroying subpoenaed evidence, or the history of Obamacare and the lies and vote buying that went along with what will likely be remembered as the most destructive and insane thing put into law in the US, the VA scandal and the attempt to CYA, which I should add portends the future of Obamacare, the long running IRS targeting political opponent scandal, the lies about Benghazi, the fact Obama, after claiming a victory in Iraq, now pretends it is not his fault it is lost, the Snowden revelations of government spying on citizens, the whole illegal invasion debacle, the shady anti-business green bullshit, and countless other such stories of abuses and cover-ups, one is hard pressed to not do a double take at this brazen lying.

Brave new world it is, though. Tell the lie enough times, and the idiots should buy it, seems to be the strategy of this criminal gang. The only thing transparent about this WH is that they are crooks and care very little for what you think about that. Of course the cock gobblers in the LSM will just ask for some more splooge on their face instead of asmitting Obama uses them for Bukkake fun.

Get Off The Couch, You Fat Fu@K

It’s a fine line and never static, between personal freedom and personal responsibility, and if one had to choose I usually lean more on the side for freedom. Thankfully, it is rarely an either-or, so both hats can be worn.

I have written posts in the past on PSA’s, clever hard knocking PSA’s that grab you by the short hairs, push you off that fence, and smack you right in the face with the reality that you are indeed the captain of your ship and can control not only the quality of your life, but it’s duration as well. Here is the latest on obesity;

Strong4life is an outfit out of Atlanta, they did a series of fat videos a few years back, short and sweet;

Here’s the deal, we all hate food Nazi’s (looking at you, Bloomberg, and Michelle), we all hate governments (all levels, city, state, federal) making us jump through hoops because they think they know better what is good for us, and we hate sin taxes or outright bans (remove my 64 ouncer from my cold dead hands), best to leave it up to the individual and his own sense of self worth. The problem is that when you don’t wear that seat belt and crash, it becomes prohibitively more expensive, sometimes the individual foots the bill but more often than not, we as tax payers suffer for your irresponsibility. Ditto with smoking (although less and less people take up this filthy habit) and ditto with you porkers that get diabetes at 30, get hyper tension, clogged arteries, or needing quadruple bypasses.

I admit, one of the biggest problems is that fast food, crappy high calorie/low nutrition food is cheaper, so for the family not that well off, their options are more limited. But a great deal of the blame should also go to folks just being lazy. A salad, or vegetables at meals is not that costly. Sure, it does take some time, but minutes, really.

I am somewhat sympathetic, being raised by a single parent with not much money, I was a little chunky when I was growing up. But at adolescence I grew over a foot, started playing sports (and liking girls) and have never had a weight problem since. As one ages, leading a well rounded life, one in balance, becomes harder, as is eating right.

We are a fat country, to our detriment. One can not reach his full potential, either in creativity or earnings, if one is hampered by health issues. In the old days, the fleet of foot, the agile would always survive to the detriment of the fat slow guy, who was always eaten by the lion. Maybe we need more lions.

The Diseased Opposition

I’m currently reading Anne Applebaum’s excellent Iron Curtain, a follow-on to her masterful Gulag. In this book, she details how the oppressive tyrannies of Eastern Europe were created by the Soviet Union and how they were run for forty years. I’ll likely post a full review when I’m finished.

I did want to single out one point, however.

One of the recurring themes in the early days of communism was the communists’ confusion as to why the couldn’t win the hearts and minds of the people. In the early days of the Cold War, they actually held elections, figuring that with control of the secret police, the media and social groups, they would win easily. They were crushed and those became the last free elections in Eastern Europe for two generations. This pattern would repeat itself later in the late 80′s when communist regimes had open elections and were stunned when they lost again. They kept returning to the theme of why the “masses” were voting against “their interests”.

That should sound familiar. There’s a whole book about it called “What’s the matter with Kansas”. We continually hear liberals lamenting that Americans vote against “their interests” by refusing to embrace wealth redistribution and other socialist schemes. Like their Communist forbears, it simply never occurs to them that most people don’t want to succeed in life by taking things away from someone else; that people regard “redistributed” wealth as stolen wealth.

But there’s another thing the modern Left shares with the Communists. When people opposed Communism, the Communists believed this was because of the evil influence of shadowy bourgeois interests or even because of mental illness. Entire societies were reshaped so that citizens only heard “correct” view from the day they were born and were continually re-educated into proper thinking.

But what does the modern Left do but say that people vote Republican because they are “full of hate” or “don’t care about people who aren’t like them” or “are influenced by special interests”? No one can oppose abortion because of a concern for the unborn; they have to hate women and want to control them. No one can oppose gay marriage because they are leery of changing a fundamental pillar of society; they have to be filled with hate. No one can oppose the welfare state because they think it’s a long walk off a short plank; they have to be incapable of caring for people. No on can think global warming is overblown because they don’t trust the science; they have to be under the influence of Big Oil (this post was stimulated by the creation of a website designed to smear climate “dirty denier$” by linking them to fossil fuel interests).

That’s not to say that there are aren’t Right-Wingers who think their opponents are mentally defective or that there aren’t Leftists who understand that there are genuine differences in philosophy. But the need to see the opposition as defective or under baleful influence is much stronger on the Left and particularly among the hard Lefties who think Obama is a centrist wuss. It informs things like campaign finance reform and political correctness. It manifests in the enthusiasm for public school systems and public pre-K, in particular, so that children can be influenced to “correct” views at earlier and earlier ages.

But reading Applebaum’s account of the machinations of the Communists reveals that this attitude is not new or terribly original or particularly insightful. The belief that government can transform human beings — make them work harder, be less racist or get along better — is an offshoot of behaviorism: the belief that human beings are empty vessels waiting to be shaped by outside influences. And if they don’t take the desired shape, it is either because the vessel was defective or there are other forces at work.

The idea of self-determination simply never occurs to them.