Tag: Failure

What detail was missing from this story?

The LA Times ran a story titled “Looting and unrest continue roiling Venezuela as shortages persist and protesters demand food, where it provided details like this:

Venezuela, where anger over food shortages is still mounting, continued to be roiled this week by angry protests and break-ins of grocery stores and businesses that have left five dead, at least 30 injured and 200 arrested, according to various news reports.

The latest fatality came from the southwest city of Merida, where 17-year-old Jean Paul Omana died Wednesday after being shot Tuesday during a disturbance amid looting.

Widespread violence has been reported there, as well as an attack by protesters on the headquarters of President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, or PSUV.

As consumers grow increasingly frustrated with ongoing food scarcities and lengthening lines outside stores, protests are turning more violent. A Social media reported protests on Wednesday in the Los Teques, Los Altos Mirandinos and Santa Teresa del Tuy suburbs of Caracas, the capital.

A common thread among protesters demanding the government provide food is that they are suffering from hunger and in some cases heat exposure from spending hours in line. Mired in economic crisis, Venezuela must import the bulk of its food items, but supplies have run short because of the government’s cash shortage, triggered by falling oil prices.

So, we are told that there are food shortages, caused because the government has to import most things in Venezuela these days, and they are unable to do this because of falling oil prices! Note what’s missing in all this detail? How about explaining why Venezuela, a country that once was a leading manufacturer in South America now ends up having to import practically everything, and why the government has to do this, and not the economy as a common course? I know, it’s obvious to those of us that know what evil scourge has been destroying Venezuela, but the usual idiots that lap up the left’s bullshit, are not going to connect the dots without someone telling them what the problem is.

And the problem is not that the US is fomenting an imperialist revolution and interfering with the affairs of state in Venezuela, after all, the Obama administration has gone out of its way to coddle tyrannical leftists and murderers all over the globe, but the very fact that Venezuela is now reaping the rewards of collectivism running its course. Things are now getting to the point where the government has to deploy troops to quell the unrest. I am sure Maduro and Chavez’s daughter don’t have these problems. After all, unlike under the evil capitalist system where the rich have power, in a collectivist system, <a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3640941/Super-rich-quaff-champagne-Venezuela-country-club-middle-classes-scavenge-food-rubbish-dumps-DOGS-starving.html” target={_new”>only those with power are going to be rich or have the access to what being rich buys you.

And this is the way Obama’s promise to fundamentally transform America will also play out: have no doubt about it. Collectivism is an evil failure. An excuse used by people that will prey on the basest and vilest of man’s instincts – greed and envy – to justify theft. Unfortunately for the dupes that go along, the masters soon realize the pie is limited and will never grown under the system they espouse, so they end up stealing most of it, leaving the people all in abject misery.

This crap has played itself out over and over, with the results always being the same: catastrophe. In most places the decent into hell has been swift and the results immediately apparent. Because of the immense wealth in the western world, wealth created by the very system the collectivists wish to destroy, the western nations that started down the collectivist road are taking longer getting here, but they will get there. The current crop of credentialed elites are so inept that they can’t help but break it all.

I know it is wrong…

But man am I enjoying this NYT story about the sale of the Boston Globe and its implications. From their article (emphasis mine):

The New York Times Company, in its latest move to shed assets and focus more on its core brand, has agreed to sell The Boston Globe and its other New England media properties to John W. Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox.

The sale, for $70 million, would return the paper to local ownership after two decades in which it struggled to stem the decline in circulation and revenue. The price would represent a staggering drop in value for The Globe, which The Times bought in 1993 for $1.1 billion, the highest price paid for an American newspaper.

HAH!

The stupid NYT spent 1.1 billion to buy the globe, pushed their progressive nonsense, or as they refer to it, their core brand, then end, up selling it for a measly $70 million, because most real people would prefer to avoid the left leaning fairy tales the NYT, and for that matter the Globe, passes off as news these days. Again, the leftists are reminded by the economics of the real world why their ideas suck ass.

I am enjoying this and I don’t care if you think that’s bad on my part. Nobody deserves the royal shafting they are getting as much as the NYT. Nothing pleases me more than to see dumb ideas and those that push them rewarded with pain. Fuck these sycophants and their progressive bullshit. It could not be happening to bigger idiots IMO. In an age where the media has abdicated their duty to tell the people about how bad their government is behaving, simply because said government is an ideological fellow traveler, and those that don’t toe the line risk retaliation, watching the NYT get it, pleases me to no end. Maybe they can line up with the many other progressive entities facing the economic reality of their stupid policies, like Detroit, for federal bail outs.

We’re sooo doomed.

It looks like the genius that replaced Billary at the State Department pointed out in a speech at UV that neither China nor Middle Eastern instability are as big of a threat to America as Congress is, and by Congress this moron really means those evil people that want government to live within its means:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the greatest challenge to U.S. foreign policy is not emerging China or Middle East instability. It’s Congress.

In a speech Wednesday at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Kerry cited the adage that “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home.” He called the budget impasse a threat.

The State Department has said automatic spending cuts would jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance and other international programs.

Kerry said legislators need to avoid “senseless cuts.”

Yeah congress is the problem. Not the fact that Team Blue has not passed a budget, now going on 4 years, has spent over $1 trillion more than government collected in taxes to buy votes from people that do not want to work since they took power, that they funneled nearly $1 trillion to their friends, lobbyists, special interests, and own campaign coffers, at the tax payer’s expense, shafted our young with the most costly and destructive collectivist scheme of all times when government took over control of healthcare money and decisions under the pretense that it would improve quality, access, and lower cost, and let us not forget the complete lack of focus on fixing the economy & jobs market while they destroyed the financial future of this country. No, none of those things are really the problem: the problem is with the evil people hell bent on making government live within its means.

You can not make this stupid up. Can you believe the wailing and chest beating if someone that wasn’t part of Team Blue had said something this stupid? Yeah, I thought so too. It’s not like if one guy was in office they would demand immediate help or accuse him of hating black people, while ignoring the fact that 4 months after another hurricane the people are still fucked with their guy in charge.

Shit, at least Mr. “Reporting for duty after I fucking screwed over those people that were better humans than me”, didn’t compound this stupid by talking about some totally irrelevant and idiotic collectivist scheme to rob people of their freedoms and money by instilling fear of something that was settled by something as ridiculous as the concept of “consensus science”, which literally translates to a scam done by a clique of unscientific progressive scumbags. Oh crap, he did.

Secretary of State John Kerry gave his first major foreign policy speech today. In his address, delivered at the University of Virginia, he discussed tackling climate change.

“We as a nation must have the foresight and courage to make the investments necessary to safeguard the most sacred trust we keep for our children and grandchildren: an environment not ravaged by rising seas, deadly superstorms, devastating droughts, and the other hallmarks of a dramatically changing climate,” said Kerry, according to prepared remarks.

“And let’s face it – we are all in this one together. No nation can stand alone. We share nothing so completely as our planet. When we work with others – large and small – to develop and deploy the clean technologies that will power a new world, we’re also helping create new markets and new opportunities for America’s second-to-none innovators and entrepreneurs to succeed in the next great revolution.”

MOAR BIG GOBMENT!

Fuck these people are tediously stupid. No wonder that when the Russians finally called back it was to treat this idiot like a clerk. And it is not like the we have all kinds of horrible stories that show the State Department run by Team Blue is itself the worst enemy of US foreign policy. From the disastrous Arab Spring that led to such wonderful things like Egypt run by radical muslims, Syria in a civil war that is killing thousands, the Libyan “Kinetic Action” event that culminated with a cataclysmic event that has all but been covered over by the fifth column in Benghazi, to more recent revelations that the State Department was hard at work backstabbing our friends while consorting with the enemy. You can not make either the level of stupid up, nor the covering for the stupid. Makes you pine for when the press was really busy trying to convince us all that the people that compared to the imbeciles now in charge look like mental giants where the dumb ones. Heh.