Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Again: Let Greece Fail

I said it before and I'll say it again - in light of recent electoral results - let Greece fail.

The Greek electorate has empowered a wet-behind-the-ears socialist to play chicken with all of Europe and, particularly, Germany.  They are betting that the political class in Europe loves their little experiment in massive centralization of government so much that they will fork over untold sums of money to keep it going.  Europe may well cave, which means the Greeks have bet correctly.  But the ransom is pretty high and will cause a massive amount of resentment towards the often perceived lazy and wasteful Greeks.  That is in addition to the defiant and entitled manner in which the Greeks pulled went about it.  They told their financial sponsors to bugger off in so many words.  Not smart.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Lovin' Bibi and Boehner Getting Under Obama's Famously Thin Skin!

Bibi Netanyahu is too classy (or in fact just plain normal whereas the Obama apparatus is particularly de classe), but by accepting Boehner's invitation to speak before the House, he essentially saying, if it were expressed in Obama-ese, 

"How's this for chickenshit, bitches?!"

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Shocker: Austerity Was Phony

I told ya' so. 

The Big Lie over in Europe for the last few years has been this notion of "austerity".  First that it is happening and second that it is really, really bad.

Of course, I've been telling you that nothing even remotely close to what can reasonably be called "austerity" is happening anywhere in Europe.  Because that is what is needed, thus there was no way it was going to happen. 

And now we are finding out that, yeah, maybe it was all phony all along...

Innovating Around ObamaCare

Yeah, oh so innovative - want my expertise?  Pay me cash.

Did I predict that ObamaCare would prompt doctors to move to a "cash on the barrel" business model?

Yes I did.

HT Mark Perry.

Nobody's Asking You To

"I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people."                     

Then don't.  Be the angry, racial antagonist that you want to be and see how you fare in a society that basically runs on mutual self-interest, cooperation and norms of behavior.  You can be who you want to be, you just can't have things that your demeanor walls you off from.  For example, this guy was/is free to be who he wants to be, although he probably won't get a job in banking or teaching kindergarten.  Choices, Madame.  Choices.

Finally! Crook Pol Gets What's Been Coming

I have long informed non-NY readers here that the two most execrable, awful, terrible, loathsome and downright disgusting "public servants" that we have here in New York are Sheldon Silver and Charles Barron.

Well, good news.  At least one of them was indicted today on federal corruption charges.  Although not without having been able to wreak havoc and destroy vast swaths of New York state's economy for 20 plus years.  Small consolation seeing Shelly in the clink.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Is the Pope Catholic?

That's funny.  I distinctly recall that the Catholic wedding ceremony calls upon couples to "accept children lovingly from God."

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Could the Paris Islamo-Massacre Get Any More Ridiculous?

So let's add some additional pieces to the puzzle of the Charlie Hebdo/HyperCacher Islamo-massacre festival that went down in Paris.  Apparently, the killer in the kosher supermarket operation, despite being a convicted felon, took out a consumer loan, went to Belgium and bought guns and weapons basically out in the open.

So, let's break this down while looking at it from 30,000 feet:  European leftists aren't winning enough elections, so they import millions of Muslims from poor countries, hook them on welfare and when they inevitably become unhappy, they radicalized and adopt a murderous form of religious zealotry.  The system essentially hands them resources with which to buy weapons, which, by the way, are strictly controlled and putatively impossible to own by the broad public in the name of safety.  They go on killing sprees, targeting citizens and vital institutions (journalistic enterprises), and law enforcement responds with unarmed policemen on bicycles that run away.  After the fact, the elites in power deny that these events had anything to do with a murderous religious ideology and make meaningless gestures to make everybody feel good and further restrict the activity that the murders were trying to 'dissuade'.

They say that advanced societies don't die, they commit suicide.  If that little view from 30,000 feet doesn't describe societal suicide to you, I don't know what does.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lettermanesque Top 10 Reasons Eric Holder Didn't Make the Rally...

Background here.

10.  "I got lost…everything is in a foreign language, you know."

9.   Croissants!

8.   The French are a nation of cowards.

7.  Who gives a fuck, no blacks got killed.

6.  I'm actually cool with jihadism.

5.  Joe Biden was driving.

4.  The French don't like me because a black man is in the White House.

3.  Do know how hard it is to a Diet Coke on ice in Paris?

2.  Republican obstructionism.

And the number #1 reason Eric Holder didn't make it to rally…

1.  Fuck work, this is my one last vacation at taxpayers' expense.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Told Ya So - Global Warming Is Dead

I told you that the Chinese and the Indians don't believe in global warming.  Even if they did, which they don't, they wouldn't care, they'd choose development over reining in emissions.

Without India and their 1.2 billion people on board, the global warming policy express goes nowhere.  Told ya' so.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

November Election Pays Another Dividend

The 2014 election (actually, it's much more than that) is the gift that keeps on giving...Barbara Boxer will retire in 2016.  Being in the minority is no fun, and Babs will have none of it.

While there is no doubt that loony Californians will send another Democrat to the Senate at such time, there is at least a chance that they will send someone who is not bat-shit crazy like Babs Boxer.  The Senate could perhaps be just that less crazy as a result.  Such an outcome constitutes incremental progress such as it is, and in this day and age we can hardly afford to sniff at that. 

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Kennedys Prevail - Massive Alternative Energy Project Down In Flames

Cape Wind in "cardiac arrest". 

The Kennedy clan will be happy, their views remain intact. 

Why do rich, dynastic, northeast liberal families hate the planet???

Religion of Peace Strikes Again

OK, so the Religion of Peace has struck again.  Ho Hum.  The West continues to sleep.

What interesting angle can we take on this Paris shooting?  Well, maybe if the Obama administration called it terrorism, that may be interesting, but they didn't.

What is interesting?  According to eyewitness reports, French police showed up on bicycles, unarmed, and then left.  Now that is interesting!

I'm not a fan of paramilitary police forces or tactics, but these French gotta get with the program.

UPDATE:  Of course out have come the hashtag slogans and meaningless platitudes and statements of solidarity.  Fine, great, blahblahblah.  When are we going to learn that we have to kill these people to make this stop.  We know were Islamic terror cells are, we need to annihilate every one that we know about urgently.

UPPDATE:  Looks like France has its version of the Tsarnaev brothers, which should lead to the question that VDH asked after the Boston Marathon bombing, are we in such bad shape that we needed the Tsarnaev family here in America?  What did France need with the Freres Kouachi or their parents?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The Sexual Misconduct Cheka Has Gone Off the Deep End

Seriously people, these sexual misconduct charges are getting ridiculous...Alan Dershowitz?  Really? 

First you expected us to believe the three hour brutal gang rape while rolling around on broken glass, only to have the victim dust herself off, sneak out the side door unnoticed, and take a pass on a hospital visit.  Now you expect us to believe that Alan Dershowitz was part of an elite clientele partaking of a half-assed pimping operation?  C'mon.  Bill Clinton, sure.  JFK, definitely.  But Alan Dershowitz? 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Left Eats its Own

The Leviathan federal government has ensnared Harvard Law School.  Couldn't happen to a bunch of nicer folks.  Although the agreement appears not to involved money changing hands, so clearly there was some mercy based on the alignment of interests - Harvard wants to seem like it is cooperating with the feds to tackle a pressing problem and the feds want to seem like they are tackling the pressing problem and wants HLS to keep pumping out nice, high-earning political liberals.

Ponder for a moment the absurdity of female Harvard Law School students needing the US federal government to rectify a putative deficiency which apparently renders them vulnerable.  Remember, these are (putatively) the smartest, accomplished and most capable women (not eighteen year olds mind you, this is graduate school, these are grown women) in society, attending a school with the greatest agglomeration of legal expertise in the world, and yet these women, and the school, somehow need the federal government involved to rectify some sort of vulnerability or deficiency that exists.

I wish HLS had gotten stung for some lucre.  It's always nice to see lefties take it on the chin from the Big Government that they so fervently desire.  Apropos this instructive photo...

Monday, December 29, 2014

That (NYC) 70s Show

I've been on this theme before, but now it really seems to be picking up steam.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

More Wishful Thinking from the Media/Academic Elite

Ugh, more pathetic wishful thinking about the economy and the Lightworker.
A roaring U.S. economy is strengthening President Barack Obama as he confronts a new Congress under Republican control.
A report today that the gross domestic product grew at a 5 percent annual rate from July through September, its best performance in a decade, sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average past 18,000 for the first time. Consumers gained from stronger employment, higher pay and lower gasoline prices -- countering criticism that Obama hasn’t done enough for middle-income Americans.
“There’s no way you can look at those numbers and say it’s not good news” for Obama and Democrats, said James Campbell, a political science professor at the University at Buffalo.
I have said it over and over - and predicted it outright - the economy is improving because businesses see the light at the end of the tunnel, namely the end of the Obama era.  Obama has been a spent force in Washington for a long time now, his policy-making ability is nil.  Of course, he can still be a thorn in business's side, like this, but he has to resort to executive branch assertiveness and extra-constitutional maneuvers to be relevant.  And of course, businesses are looking forward to a GOP-held Congress, if not for inspired policy-making than for definitive burial of an Obama legislative agenda.

It has been six years of waiting Obama out.  With his power mostly gone and tenure nearly over, it is high time to get back to business.  The stock market has known this for awhile, the real economy is just now reflecting that reality.

Hey, I Was Damn Close!

Hah! 

Many moons ago, I explicated the "Liberal Synonym Finder", in which you can look up Tea Party and find "sucky".  But I was wrong, apparently "icky" is exact term.

Again, Lefties Mis-Diagnose Gun Ownership Roots

Our old pal Francis Wilkinson shows up again to spout his ragingly biased nonsense somewhere other than Bloomberg News.  And this time he's talking guns.  I only highlight him (he's not worth engaging really) to play up a point that I made somewhat recently.
 Byron York attributes Kentucky and West Virginia GOP wins to guns, coal and freedom.  Fine, I happen to like all of those things.  I think each GOP win had something to do with at least one of those...most likely freedom  (n.b. what liberals don't understand is that guns are a subset of freedom).
Wilkinson's is a classic of the genre, he gets wherefore we are tending but fails to examine why.
“Despite a long-standing decline in violent crime and recent political victories for gun regulation in Washington State and elsewhere, gun culture in the U.S. continues to grow more aggressive. If the recent Pew survey is correct, it may also be growing more popular.
(Note: FW might be up for a Fox Butterfield Award here, but that is someone else's bailiwick...and not to pass up a trademark of another marquis blogger...wait, more guns, less crime?  someone should write a book about that perhaps...)

Anyhow, my point is that liberals continue to fail to see guns as a subset of freedom.  It isn't actually "gun culture," sinisterly jammed upon us by the NRA, that is the root of Wilkinson's dread; it is "freedom culture" that has been on the rise recently - the tens of millions of founding era books that have been sold these last many years, to the political rise of the Tea Party, to the plunging credibility of Congress and loss of faith in government at all levels.  You see the manifestations of increasing fear and distrust of government and a reawakening of concerns over our level of freedom nearly everywhere you turn (the political careers of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are entirely owing to this phenomenon).  Gun ownership is just part and parcel of the overall trend, a more pronounced statement than, say, Lemonade Freedom Day, but emanating from the same concerns.  But liberals need the Big Lie and the Big Evil White-Guy Organization (so they can say "shut up"), thus they continue to misunderstand what is happening in the country.

Monday, December 22, 2014

DeBlasio and the (Quite High) Costs of Apathy

All I will say about Bill DeBlasio in the wake of the weekend's events are that I pinpointed, early on, that we'd be paying the wages of apathy.  As we are finding out, those costs can be quite high.

UPDATE:  No, no, no, no, no.  While I want to see DeBlamio go the way of the dodo as much as the next guy, it is important for citizens to reap the consequences of their shitty electoral choices.  Very important actually.  Democracy cannot be bailed out from itself, it must be allowed to self-correct if it is to survive.  From Barack Obama on down, having to live with these dickheads is the best solution to these dickheads.