Tag: dumb politicians

Frosting on a turd still means you are getting a turd

Seven years of the left being in charge have devastated support for the stupid shit they believe in and do in the US, so with people turning away from them in droves, the left’s now banking on rewarding millions of criminals that jumped our borders with residency or citizenship and numerous other tax payer paid for perks. Of course, this plan is not playing well with any of the traditional democrat support groups whom correctly diagnose that it will not just cripple their economic opportunity, but make the piece of the pie available for the freeloaders much smaller. Though times, but have no fear, because because Obama has a plan to buy votes yet again. Here is the first line of the article:

President Barack Obama’s proposal for free community college tuition is either a game changer or an empty promise. It just depends who you ask.

Me, based on all the other promises these idiots have made, will go with the later: it is a heaping pile of bullshit masquerading as gourmet food. Free college is idiotic and will solve nothing. College used to be a way for those with more than the average skillset to show they met a certain bar for employment in careers that required more than just intelligence, dedication, hard work, and ingenuity. The ugly truth is that not everybody is college worthy, and we should admit so instead of pretending otherwise. The left decided that the problem to their economy bursting policies and agenda was to make everyone get a college degree, regardless if they had the aptitude, skills, or actually needed it to do what they could find as prospective employment. In the process they have completely diluted the value of a college degree and education. And they did it while dumbing down primary education to the point that too many college applicants ended up woefully unprepared and unqualified for what came next.

With the economy going south and a rigged systems letting people with no chance of completing a college degree of any worth still indebt themselves to in the end fail, the left’s solution is to make the productive pay for this burden. This is the way it used to be in Europe. I said “used to be”, because that’s no longer the case. The days of spending 6-10 years at a university studying crap that would not lead to any kind of gainful employment are over. Students now have to graduate in allotted times and they have to pay for most of their education. More importantly, they have quotas for each type of college degree. You can’t have 50K history students if there are 5K jobs waiting for them. The funny thing that bears mentioning however, is that their tax burden, which was implemented for things like free healthcare and free education, neither of which is anything resembling free anymore, remains the same. Who would have thunk it huh? All that money now goes to pay for people that sit on their ass and can’t work, a whole lot of them with 10 year college degrees in worthless fields of studies, and for a political and bureaucratic monster that adds little or no value.

So back to Obama’s free community college plan. Many people see the emperor with no clothes’ plan for what it is – nothing but a desperate attempt by democrats to both help out one of their biggest donor groups keep their house of cards from facing the reality of the times and keep the wheels on the indoctrination train – and of course, as soon as that was pointed out, the accusations, desperate and veiled tried to make it about race.

Frankly I believe that less people going to college and government getting out of the racket of subsidizing the indoctrination centers and paying off one of the democratic party’s biggest donor blocks would do wonders to improve the higher education racket. The best move they could make is to hold colleges and universities accountable for the loans incurred by the students. Students that fail out should automatically have colleges become financially liable for at least half of what they now owe in student loans. Those that graduate with degrees that only let them find employment asking people if they would like fires with that should similarly have recourse against the school that charged them an arm and a leg for what amounts to a worthless degree. Of course, something like this would spell the end of so many of the left’s specialized grievance rackets passed off as education these days. It would however help those that somehow show they are better prepared and qualified to attend college.

Spare the American tax payer of another bad and costly mistake. Tell Obama to stick to golfing and talking about how racist everyone that disagrees with him is.

Sawing Off Your Own Head

Watching a politician self-destruct before your eyes, like a car accident, it is hard to look away. And given the cavernous divide the two sides find themselves in, either your reaction is that of amusement or that of disgust, rarely anything in between.

Rep. Todd Akin (R., Mo.) is running for the Senate, hoping to unseat Claire McCaskill. Some sources I’ve read indicate that she is unpopular (tarred with that same Obama brush) and the seat is ripe for the taking. But in the best GOP tradition of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, Akin decided to talk about rape on a radio show and made a pronouncement analogous to ,”Slavery wasn’t so bad, at least we had full employment”:

In an interview Sunday with KTVI in St. Louis, Mr. Akin, who is trying to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.), was asked whether he favors abortion in cases of rape. “It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Mr. Akin said. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Well done, Dr. Akin. See, this is worse then ,”Of course the moon is made of cheese”, “The earth is six thousand years old”, or ,”Babies come from the cabbage patch”, at least with these you are not insulting over 50% of the country’s population and the majority of those that actually vote.

More feigned outrage is coming from his “legitimate rape” separation, but I’ll give him a pass on that, here he is not (I presume) making light of the act itself but differentiating the crime from consensual sex that later turns into a rape charge for other nefarious reasons.

But there is enough there to hammer him for being beyond stupid. How great would it be if women actually had control over these things, could will conception into a reality?

Naturally all the GOP’ers in the news have to come out and call him an idiot, that is a given, but why can’t they just leave it at that? Cornyn, Brown, and all the other blabbermouths don’t get to decide who stays in the race and who goes into his office for a little Seppuku.

Rep. Todd Akin (R., Mo.) said he plans to stay in the race for Senate despite widespread condemnation from fellow Republicans over his comments about rape.

“I’m not a quitter,” Mr. Akin said on Mike Huckabee’s radio show, even as he apologized for his comments. “My belief is we’re going to move this thing forward. To quote my friend John Paul Jones, ‘I’ve not yet begun to fight.'”

An apology that came about 23 hours and 59 minutes too late.

I know, that same old double standard, a lefty says something stupid and it either gets ignored or glossed over, but a Republican doing the same thing and the whole world is incensed and outraged. He and his handlers have a better sense of the mode of the people in his state and whether or not they can get passed this. I wouldn’t think so, but it is his race, he should decide.

Getting control of Congress, irrespective of the presidential race, would be nice, so stuff like this makes me prone to violence. Why couldn’t this happen in California, where we could run Jesus and he couldn’t win against the entrenched lefties?

Claire is puffing on a stogie right about now.