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Protesting Guns With Dildos

Posted by V the K at 6:37 pm - August 24, 2016.
Filed under: Leftist Nutjobs

Why? Because the left is stupid and childish. That’s why.

Government Helping Again

Posted by V the K at 6:25 pm - August 24, 2016.
Filed under: Crony Capitalism Consequences

Since 2007, the price of an EpiPen… a device to inject life-saving epinephrine to prevent people with severe allergies from dying due to an allergic reaction, has soard from $100 to $700. Now, why is that? How can a generic technology increase so much in price?

Well, it helps when the FDA is effectively blocking any competition from coming to market.

Also, the price increase was engineered by the CEO of the company that makes the EpiPen. By quintupling the price of the devices, she added over a billion dollars a year to the company’s bottom line and increased her own annual paycheck from $2 Million to almost $20 Million.

And the CEO of the company is the daughter of Democrat Senator Joe Manchin.

Pretty cozy right?

The Clintons aren’t the only ones doing the whole “Pay for Play” thing.

Nostalgia for the 1930s in Higher Ed

Posted by V the K at 3:32 pm - August 24, 2016.
Filed under: Academia

First, they brought back segregation in the form of minority-only lounges and dorms. Now, an American university is bringing back prohibition.

Stanford University has banned all hard liquor at undergraduate parties in an effort to reduce binge drinking on campus.

The new policy comes after Brock Turner, a former Stanford swimmer, received a six-month sentence for sexual assault after a night of heavy drinking, which triggered national outrage and launched a several months long discussion a Stanford about student alcohol consumption.

Well done, Stanford. Your stern stance against alcohol use will doubtless accomplish what your stern stance against sexual assault failed.

Grad students are still allowed to possess liquor (see how generous your bureaucratic masters are) subject to strict regulations about container size, keeping it in the original container, buying it from a state approved source, and consuming it only within strict guidelines set by the university.

See, you still have your freedoms, provided they are exercised in strict compliance with the regulations of the state, the violation of any one of which will result in severe penalties unless your last name is ‘Clinton.’

“We have to accept a little mess.”

Posted by V the K at 2:33 pm - August 24, 2016.
Filed under: Random Thoughts

Over behind the super-secret, members only paywall at Richochet, a comment that struck a chord with me.

I saw an op-ed piece written in the 1960s when suburbia was discovering zoning laws, the point of which has stayed with me ever since. The writer, a Jewish guy who lived in the Chappaqua New York area, had a brilliant mind, and the piece was great to read. He was talking about the problems that would occur with rigid zoning laws–wow, did he foresee sprawl. Everyone now is going back to mixed-used zoning. He perfectly predicted the result of the zoning laws that were being passed at that time. His op-ed piece ended by saying, “We have to accept a little mess.”

What an awesome philosophy. “We have to accept a little mess.” Meaning, Government can’t control everything and it shouldn’t try.

“We have to accept a little mess.”

Amen, brother.

It seems every time the Government addresses a problem (and especially when the problem is designated a “crisis”) they end up not wasting loads of money, not solving the problem, often making things worse, and then demanding more Government intervention to solve the new problems they created from their approach to the old problem.

Unfortunately, the busybody, control freak progressive left could never abide the thought of people deciding things for themselves and making choices they don’t agree with. They can’t imagine a state that… while staying out of the bedroom, of course … inserts itself into every business transaction, every social activity, and indeed every human interaction, down to policing the very language that comes out of our mouths.

“Think of all the little messes people would make if we gave them the freedom to choose for themselves,” they say.

We can deal with the little messes.

It’s gigantic, out-of-control Government we can’t deal with.