Category: Deep Thoughts

If you are a lefty looking for whatever your “ism” du jour is…

As Obama’s true colors and ineptness finally overwhelm even the media’s most rabid attempts to control the narrative, and American people realize how much of a dimwitted idiot – inept asshole is fitting a name here – and that Obama’s promise to fundamentally change America definitely meant changes that would destroy the once great nation, and react accordingly, by showing their disapproval, it is no surprise to me that the Obamas and the left are desperate to silence the naysayers. Hence the preponderance of stories like this one where Obama tells about how the country is full of closet racists. Funny thing is that it isn’t even a month ago that I was actually standing in front of a fancy restaurant’s valet parking area, with a young lady of all things, having a discussion about the day’s events, when some idiot in a Mercedes pulled up and asked me to park his car. We both chose to laugh the whole thing off. After all, we were standing where people drop of their car, and the guy just assumed the wrong thing. Shit like this happens, and to always assume racism or some other ill intent is behind it, tells more about you and about the stupid attempt to perpetuate your narrative, than it does about the person that made the mistake.

Then you have Moochelle’s story about how she was asked to pull shit off a shelve at a Target. Must have happened a long time ago, because I doubt she does her own shopping these days, and if she does, I doubt it is at Target. Of course to her this happened because of the inherent racism of the person asking. Like her husband, she never assumed anything but ill intent and racism on behalf of the person that asked. My bet is that we are dealing with a short old lady that just figured the Wookie could reach the top shelve with ease, and asked. Moochelle, not proud at all of her country, as she herself has told us, immediately assumed racism was involved. After all who would ask a tall woman for help unless they assumed she was the help in the first place, huh? It’s just crazy to expect some stranger might want to help you out!

There is a nagging suspicion in me that I can not shake, and while I am inclined to chalk all this off to people looking for racism always finding it, whether it is there or not, and that is that I can’t let go of my feelings that that this shit is all made up anyway. We are dealing with a bunch of hucksters that want to control the narrative and take focus away from the problems they have caused, and they have used this very tactic, repeatedly, in the past. At this time when Obama and the left are imploding we sure seem to have a slew of leftist media peddled stories about all the various “isms” and abuses their special interest groups feed on all fall apart when closely scrutinized, haven’t we? From the leftist take on what happened in Ferguson and how the LSM chose to report it – until the facts bore out that story was a heaping pile of dung – to their take of Jackie’s frat party rape fest at a UVA by some fact checking challenged writer at Rolling Stone, we have had story after story peddled either fall apart or turn out to be blatantly made up shit. Conveniently, neither the story by Moochelle or the Manchurian candidate can actually be researched properly and validated, and I doubt anyone in the LSM would do so anyway if it could be done, as recent events have bore out.

Perspective matters, and we should keep that in mind whenever you hear one of these media sob stories peddling the grievance politics of the left, I tell you. And again, I have to admit that I am not a bit surprised that Obama’s promise of healing America and the post racial age, like all his other promises, fall flat. In fact, the age of Obama has brought us a lot more of the things candidate Obama told us he would do away with or fix. My only consolation is that people are finally wising up and this weapon that served the left so well in the past to squash any attempts at having a debate based on logic and facts, has lost its luster. More and more people can now immediately see this bullshit for what it is, and I do have to thank the media and the Obama’s for that.

This guy took over from Carl Sagan?

Seriously, you can’t make up the stupid shit some really educated people believe in. Here is the guy that narrated and ruined the latest and heavily progressively slanted incarnation of what was one of my favorite scientific documentaries making the case that the driving force behind nature – natural selection – somehow must only apply to this planet, and if any species in question somehow develops more intelligence, they will suddenly no longer be subject to that natural law.

I got my degree from a liberal college for sure

Neil degrease Tyson Doesn’t understand Natural Selection

Yeah, sure. You have been watching too much Star Trek TNG, dude. These fucking progressive idiots sometimes really, really make me wonder if they understand science at all. You think civilizations will spend the inordinate amount of resources it will take to travel through the vast distances of space just to explore it and to look down on other lesser developed civilizations and ask the questions idiots like Tyson thinks they will?

I firmly believe that any aliens that puts in the effort to come here will come here to farm the resources, including the 6 or more billion idiots that now are occupying the real estate they want. Fuck, they are far more likely to be motived by something negative (Predator?) than anything positive, because if they are anything like the progressives in their beliefs, the bulk of their wealth would be squandered on slackers that just suck at the government’s teat and they wouldn’t even be able to do simple things like build anything of worth because of insane fringe entities that are anti-progress. People better get that shit straight or they are going to really be fucked when some space fairing race shows up to harvest us all….

I call BULLLSHIT cubed

So as Gruber shows his sorry ass up in congress to speak truth to power, it looks like the strategy adopted by the scumbags that straddled us with Obamacare after a massive campaign of disinformation, lies, and falsehoods, is to pretend that Gruber was telling the lies when nothing could be further from the truth. I guess the progressives have chosen to save face and hide their abuse of power and criminal behavior by accusing the scumbag that was making fun of the American people by pointing out what progressives think of US tax payers of doing the lying. The American people have not been fooled, and they have voted accordingly.

This bait and switch shit that these democrats are now engaged in is classic. Man does the number of unlucky people thrown under that Obamacare bus keeps rising. Landrieu got fried the other day for and I am sure it was a response of her selling her Obamacare vote. The usual lefty moonbats are now actually saying she lost because she didn’t go left enough, which is just more of the same nonsense as Cummings pretending that Gruber was lying about how the demcorats lied to pass Obamacare. Remember that Obamacare was passed on a purely partisan vote that required major payoffs because that thing was exactly the disaster we have now waiting to happen.

While you watch the freak show unfolding in Congress, remember that every one of these democrats that pushed that abomination on us and are now acting all butt hurt and indignant, then told us we had to pass it to see what was in it. Don’t fall for the attempt to do damage control by acting indignant and the accusations that Gruber was doing anything other than pointing out what they all did. Fuck the lot of them.

More proof the WH was working with the IRS to target an enemies list

While the LSM continues to ignore the Obama Administration’s IRS scandal, a scandal that makes what Nixon did look like child’s play, and your average lefty progtard will parrot the “Faux scandal” meme every time they can get away with it, the truth is that ,a href=”http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/225970-watchdog-irs-withholding-docs-on-taxpayer-data-requests” target=”_new”>they have things they need to hide because they were abusing their power and breaking the law:

A watchdog group says the IRS is withholding documents between the agency and the White House that show inappropriate requests for taxpayer data, according to multiple reports.

Cause of Action, a nonprofit group, filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking for all correspondence between the IRS and White House about requests for tax returns of businesses or individuals.

The Treasury inspector general for tax administration has told the group that there are more than 2,000 documents potentially related to the request.

A court has said the agency must hand over the documents. But IRS officials have said that they will not release the documents, citing a part of the tax code that protects the confidentiality of individual tax returns.

It is not clear what is contained in the documents, but Cause of Action said they might be evidence of White House misdeeds.

“That indicates scandal,” said Daniel Epstein, a spokesman for the group.

“Now, potentially, there’s confidential tax information going from the IRS to the White House. Potentially — we don’t know, we’d like to see,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who has been a critic of the IRS under the Obama administration, said late Wednesday on Fox News.

Of course they are going to deny any wrong doing and lie about the fact that they are not abusing their power and breaking the law. The Obama WH, the big government bureaucracies that are replete with stinking progressive drones, and the demcorats in general, are doing this sort of criminal and illegal shit on practically a daily basis. The problem is that everyone, from the media which has abandoned its job of the watchdog of the American people to the majority of the political class, is all turning a blind eye to this shit. Too many of the people in the Obama administration should really be wearing orange overalls and working in a prison shop making license plates or making calls for companies selling crap or scamming people for some cause.

Black Nixon on steroids was unavailable for comment either because of golf or fund raising commitments.

While we were eating Turkey and watching football…

The fucking crooks in DC, busy bankrupting this country as part of the plan of destroying it the current president’s administration has been on, printed over $1 trillion of new money to pay off debt obligations on money they borrowed:

The Daily Treasury Statement that was released Wednesday afternoon as Americans were preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving revealed that the U.S. Treasury has been forced to issue $1,040,965,000,000 in new debt since fiscal 2015 started just eight weeks ago in order to raise the money to pay off Treasury securities that were maturing and to cover new deficit spending by the government.

During those eight weeks, Treasury took in $341,591,000,000 in revenues. That was a record for the period between Oct. 1 and Nov. 25. But that record $341,591,000,000 in revenues was not enough to finance ongoing government spending let alone pay off old debt that matured. The Treasury also drew down its cash balance by $45.057 billion during the period, starting with $126,568,000,000 in cash and ending with $81,511,000,000.

The only way the Treasury could handle the $942,103,000,000 in old debt that matured during the period plus finance the new deficit spending the government engaged in was to roll over the old debt into new debt and issue enough additional new debt to cover the new deficit spending.

This mode of financing the federal government resembles what the Securities and Exchange Commission calls a Ponzi scheme. “A Ponzi scheme,” says the Securities and Exchange Commission, “is an investment fraud that involves the payment of purported returns to existing investors from funds contributed by new investors,” says the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“With little or no legitimate earnings, the schemes require a consistent flow of money from new investors to continue,” explains the SEC. “Ponzi schemes tend to collapse when it becomes difficult to recruit new investors or when a large number of investors ask to cash out.”

If you or I, or for that matter any private entity tries to pay off its debts in this way, we will end up in jail. The government however keeps pretending money grows on trees so the political elite can keep their vote buying schemes and scams going long past the expiration date. And their mouth pieces in the LSM just go along because of Black Jesus and their allegiance to donkey dick. Socialism as practiced by the progressives is the bane of humanity and the harbinger of real dark times. Mark my words, but look at what many of them are doing.

UNEXPECTEDLY! Talks with Iran fail for the umpteenth time…

While the idiots that think you can negotiate with evil people are all surprised that the Iranian Mullahs have decided to thumb their efforts. I have to admit that I expected nothing else. When GWB chose to let the Europeans talk and talk instead of acting back when, I pointed out the result would be the same. Obama, the narcissist that he is, ignored that record, and did all but drop to his knees to suck the Ayatollah’s cock, but the result again is more of the same.

At this point it is obvious that Iran will only be stopped by force. That’s because of the lesson of Pakistan and North Korea. That lesson being that if you defy the rules and get a nuke, then you not only get to keep it, but you can use it to give cover to all sorts of illegitimate and illegal behavior. Of course, the first problem is with Iran choosing to use the thing or giving it to others to use. But the next one, which is the one that frightens me more, is with everybody in the ME – Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, and even Iraq – deciding that the only counter Iran is for them to also have nukes. And that is because they all know damned well that Iran with a nuke is not just an existential threat to Israel, but to all of them. Especially if they end up with a president as weak and as ineffective as Obama some time in the future dictating US actions and responses. An American guarantee of support with democrats in charge is not worth the paper it is printed on.

Get ready for things to get far worse as the impotent and weak shitbags let this travesty go on. Maybe Israel will do the world a favor, yet again as it did with Saddam’s nuclear program in Iraq, and do what is needed, only to be ostracized for doing what we all should have done ourselves in the first place. But then again, when it comes to Israel and the Jews, the anti-semites run that show these days, so I am sure they know better than to care what the court of public opinion of the anti-semites tell them they can or can’t do.

When even the science fs up your agenda…

I just recently had several discussions in the last week or so, with different people at different times, about energy and economic impacts of that energy’s availability and cost. I pointed out that people have spent the last 5 decades telling us we would be running out of fossil fuels in the next 3 or 4 decades, only to end up with scientific advances and human ingenuity raising the time we have at a curved use of the stuff from decades to centuries. Of course they all turned up their noses to what they consider to be Satan’s shit and wanted it replaced, but when asked by what, it was all pie-in-the-sky answers. For me, based purely and simply on the numbers and the science, the one viable technology that can produce energy in the amount we would need to replace fossil fuels, is nuclear. Nothing else can, but the people that want to get us green all seem to have bought into Hollywood’s depiction of how dangerous and nasty nuclear energy is. So instead they seem to propose we use the equivalent of unicorn farts as the alternative to oil, gas, and coal.

When we discussed these various alternatives the greens have a boner for and went through the list, one after the other fell off. Solar and wind have been terribly disappointing. We are not about to build giant space based solar arrays and beaming down the energy as microwaves any time soon, because the same green people would have heart attack at the potential use as a weapon. And we could cover the planet with windmills and it would still not produce enough power. So they always go to the renewables, of which far less is known, but far less is pretended can come, to justify the campaign to stop us from using fossil fuels. Of course, renewables have not really shown much other than promise at this time, but the greens have no doubt that this stuff will save their faltering agenda. And then there are the facts:

Two highly qualified Google engineers who have spent years studying and trying to improve renewable energy technology have stated quite bluntly that renewables will never permit the human race to cut CO2 emissions to the levels demanded by climate activists. Whatever the future holds, it is not a renewables-powered civilisation: such a thing is impossible.

Both men are Stanford PhDs, Ross Koningstein having trained in aerospace engineering and David Fork in applied physics. These aren’t guys who fiddle about with websites or data analytics or “technology” of that sort: they are real engineers who understand difficult maths and physics, and top-bracket even among that distinguished company. The duo were employed at Google on the RE<C project, which sought to enhance renewable technology to the point where it could produce energy more cheaply than coal.

REclosed it down after four years. Now, Koningstein and Fork have explained the conclusions they came to after a lengthy period of applying their considerable technological expertise to renewables, in an article posted at IEEE Spectrum.

The two men write:

At the start of RE<C, we had shared the attitude of many stalwart environmentalists: We felt that with steady improvements to today’s renewable energy technologies, our society could stave off catastrophic climate change. We now know that to be a false hope …

Renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach.

One should note that RE<C didn’t restrict itself to conventional renewable ideas like solar PV, windfarms, tidal, hydro etc. It also looked extensively into more radical notions such as solar-thermal, geothermal, “self-assembling” wind towers and so on and so forth. There’s no get-out clause for renewables believers here.

Koningstein and Fork aren’t alone. Whenever somebody with a decent grasp of maths and physics looks into the idea of a fully renewables-powered civilised future for the human race with a reasonably open mind, they normally come to the conclusion that it simply isn’t feasible. Merely generating the relatively small proportion of our energy that we consume today in the form of electricity is already an insuperably difficult task for renewables: generating huge amounts more on top to carry out the tasks we do today using fossil-fuelled heat isn’t even vaguely plausible.

Even if one were to electrify all of transport, industry, heating and so on, so much renewable generation and balancing/storage equipment would be needed to power it that astronomical new requirements for steel, concrete, copper, glass, carbon fibre, neodymium, shipping and haulage etc etc would appear. All these things are made using mammoth amounts of energy: far from achieving massive energy savings, which most plans for a renewables future rely on implicitly, we would wind up needing far more energy, which would mean even more vast renewables farms – and even more materials and energy to make and maintain them and so on. The scale of the building would be like nothing ever attempted by the human race.

The funny thing is that you don’t need a PhD to figure this stuff out. And note they point out this stuff won’t work as marginal energy just to reduce emissions. The logical conclusion is that it hence will also never be a replacement. But the greens seem to be immune to the simple facts and science and far more interested in science fiction and fantasy because they are driven by something other than either. The watermelons pretend to be scientific, but the fact is there is very little of that and a lot of feelings and the overarching collectivist agenda, and very little of the former. So for now we are stuck with oil, gas, and coal. Maybe someone will find a way to make fusion work and that can fill in the gap, but the other stuff the greens pine for simply is not gonna happen. That won’t stop them from taking advantage of the plethora of fools that will allow a few of them to get stinking rich at tax payer’s expense.

25 Years In Rubble

(Note: I intended to post this first thing in the morning, but got sidetracked. Well, it’s up before midnight, right?)

It was 25 years ago today that the Berlin Wall, the symbol of the Communist conquest of Eastern Europe, came tumbling down. With it, eventually, went one of most evil regimes ever to mar the face of the Earth. With it went two-thirds of the world’s civil wars and masses of political prisoners. With it went the blood-thirsty dictators, thought controllers, re-educators and violent psychopaths who had defined Communist ideology since its inception. Since then, billions of people have escaped poverty, billions more have been freed of war and bloodshed. The last 25 years have been the most prosperous and most peaceful in human history.

That’s not a coincidence.

I remember my best friend’s sister came back with a piece of the wall in her pocket. I held it and thought that it looked pretty crumbly for concrete*. I remember Leonard Bernstein leading an orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s ninth with “Freiheit” substituted for “freude”. And I remember that I’d just read some of Robert Heinlein’s writings about the Cold War and lamented that he didn’t live long enough to see the Wall crash into the garbage pile of history.

Make no mistake: the Fall of Communism didn’t “just happen”. The historians who insisted that the collapse of communism was inevitable were the same ones insisting, eight years earlier, that Communism would never fall. Various leaders played their role (Truman, Eisenhower, Reagan, Thatcher, John Paul II, etc.). Communism fell because they stood up to it. Communism fell because they engaged in an economic, political and military struggle it could never win. Communism fell because they found a way to embrace and encourage the forces bringing down Communism from within without provoking the Communist leadership. Gorbachev and his fellows thought they could have Communism without the tanks and gulags. They quickly found out that they were wrong.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall is one of the great moments in human history and in American history. 25 years on, we shouldn’t forget that.

(*I later found out that almost all Communist concrete was poorly made. Yes, my friends: the Communists couldn’t get concrete right. You can buy bags of quality stuff from Lowe’s for a few bucks each that’s better than anything Communism ever made.)

Forced charity is still bullshit

The new pope is making the case that caring for the poor doesn’t make you a communist, and he is right. What can be argued makes you a communist, or if you want to be pedantic and stick to the definition that communism means the state owns everything, what it makes you is a collectivist douchebag, is when you expect government to do it after it uses force to confiscate the earnings of others, and all under the pretense it is doing so to help.

Fuck the lot of you slavers. If you want to care for the poor use your own money. That’s what makes it nobel. Speaking of using their own money, that cult in Rome can really help the poor if it sold off some of that wealth it has and used that instead. Know what I am saying pope?