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North Korea Nukes Up

Posted by V the K at 7:48 pm - August 8, 2017.
Filed under: Democrat incompetence

Thanks, Carter, Clinton, and Obama.

“This agreement will help to achieve a longstanding and vital American objective: an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula. This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world. It reduces the danger of the threat of nuclear spreading in the region. It’s a crucial step toward drawing North Korea into the global community.” President Bill Clinton, October 18, 1994

Hey lefties!

If President Obama had ordered an FBI investigation to stop: It would have been a legal order. He would have been 100% within his constitutional powers.

Whether it would have been a politically smart move, is a different and legitimate question.

Whether he would have been covering something up – or maybe not – is a different and legitimate question.

Whether Congress and/or media and/or citizens should then investigate whatever he MIGHT have been covering up, is a different and legitimate question.

Whether he would have been right morally, is a different and legitimate question.

Whether Congress should then try to punish him, via censure or impeachment – or maybe not – is a different and legitimate question.

But would Obama’s order, as such, have been a crime of obstruction? No. Because here in America, we have something called a “constitution” which creates “separation of powers” including a unitary “executive branch”, in which the FBI resides.

The FBI does not reside in the legislative branch (Congress).

The FBI does not reside in the judicial branch (Supreme Court).

The FBI resides in the executive branch and, at the end of the day, follows the policies and orders of a chain of command that goes to the Attorney General and then to the President.

That is how the U.S. system of government works. Obama could have literally ordered the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation to stop, and he would have been within his legal powers. (But again: the optics, morality, and how Congress and the citizenry should follow up on his order, would be different and legitimate questions.)

Now, substitute “President Trump” for “President Obama” in the above, and do the math. We’ll wait.

After that, we can turn to fact that President Trump actually never ordered any FBI investigation to stop.

Which fact means that you, lefties, are working yourselves up – and dividing America with your hate-filled hysteria on the Comey-Flynn matter – and making deadly (or potentially deadly) assaults on your fellow Americans – for nothing.

Reminder: Government health care is sub-DMV health care

Talk to a leftie and you will often hear how wonderful Canadian health care is. “Why can’t we be like them?” Crowder did an expose of Canadian health care in 2009 that is still relevant:

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Here’s the summary. Canadians pay huge taxes for “free”, “universal” health care. It makes people wait, and wait, and wait. Many people either give up altogether (and their condition gets worse), or go to a private clinic.

That’s how they reduce patients to a manageable number. Economics 101 teaches us that all goods must be rationed by one means or another, and “waiting” for people to quit the queue is how they ration Canada’s public health care.

From Crowder’s anecdotes it seems that Canadians, if they don’t quit, will wait usually about four times as long as Americans. For example, last year I went to an emergency room on a Sunday afternoon. It took 20 minutes to get the triage nurse’s attention, then another hour to see a doctor. In Crowder’s video, they visit a Canadian emergency room on a Sunday. It takes them about an hour and a half to see the triage nurse, and then 5+ hours to see a doctor (except they quit at the 4-hour mark).

Likewise, an acquaintance of mine recently needed a cancer surgery. He got it in weeks; in Canada it would have taken months. This is what Bernie and Hillary want to bring us to.

Trump Makes School Lunches Great Again

The headline is Zero Hedge’s and it made me laugh, so I had to share it. 🙂

Not all that much to it.

Advice to Democrats; Don’t Change

Posted by V the K at 4:39 pm - April 21, 2017.
Filed under: Democrat incompetence

Please.

Fight the power, damn it! Look in the mirror and repeat after me:
I’m special.
I’m uniquely blessed with moral insights from somewhere – definitely not God.
I’m right.
And everyone else is wrong.

Based on how Chuck Schumer, Tom Perez, and Nancy Pelosi are running the Democrat Caucus, it seems the Democrats will continue to follow Mr. Schilchter’s advice: “Avoid any and all introspection, keep blaming the Russians and ramping up the contempt for Middle America.”

Whoa…Hillary had a clue?

More from the new book, “Shattered”.

Hillary to an aide during the general: “I know I engender bad reactions from people.” And during the primaries: “I don’t understand what’s happening in the country.”

She was right. But maybe she only had that one clue. Because there’s this: “She has blamed [FBI Director] Comey for…his decision during the campaign’s final weeks to re-open a probe into her email use as secretary of state…”

A clueful Hillary would, instead, thank Comey for misleading people on her behalf and holding back her strongly-deserved indictments.

Serving them right

On certain issues, leftist harping is especially odious. One is the minimum wage.

Anyone who has met a payroll knows that, when higher wages are simply dictated from on high, then employees (or hours or salaries) must be cut back elsewhere – assuming the business can survive at all. It’s math. We’ve seen it before,

Leftists like to deny math and other facts of business and economics. What makes it odious is, they’re also smug about it. It isn’t just their ignorance; it’s their aggressive pride in staying ignorant.

Via HotAir, now a study confirms that San Francisco’s minimum wage does indeed injure the businesses and workers of that city.

San Francisco’s higher minimum wage is causing an increasing number of restaurants to go out of business even before it is fully phased in, a new study by the Harvard Business School found.

The closings were concentrated among struggling, lower-rated restaurants. The higher minimum also caused fewer new restaurants to open, it found.

“We provide suggestive evidence that higher minimum wage increases overall exit rates among restaurants, where a $1 increase in the minimum wage leads to approximately a 4 to 10 percent increase in the likelihood of exit,” report Dara Lee and Michael Luca, authors of “Survival of the Fittest: The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Firm Exit.” The study used as a case study San Francisco, which has an estimated 6,000 restaurants in the Bay Area and is ratcheting up its minimum wage.

So, Nancy Pelosi and her fellow limousine-socialists are looking at fewer restaurant selections for themselves – and more unemployed people. Do they understand that? Or even notice it?

There is only one time when the minimum wage doesn’t hurt employment: When it’s low enough, in real terms, to be ineffectual. For example, if we have a period of inflation – and no minimum wage increases – then its real value will go down, and employers can afford to hire the low-end workers again. But the higher the minimum wage is, in real terms: the more low-end workers can’t get work.

Senate Democrats Prove They Aren’t Worthy to Wash Neil Gorsuch’s Socks

The Democrats have turned the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings into a clown show. It’s a foregone conclusion that none of these idiots are going to vote to confirm. So, they devoted their entire time giving long pontifications followed by what they thought were ‘Gotcha’ questions (prepared by their staffs) that tended to blow up in their aging, decrepit faces.

But the two biggest clowns were the distinguished senators from Minnesota. WTF is wrong with Minnesota? SRSLY. The state inflicted us with both Jesse Ventura and Al Franken. Do the long winters freeze their synapses or something? Stewart Smalley – already posturing to the Democrats’ stupid, angry, and ill-informed base for his 2020 presidential run – asked several stupid, angry, ill-informed questions, including an assertion (not so much a question) that he personally had a “very different Constitution” than the one that Governs our (former) Republic.

But Franken’s co-senator Amy Klobuchar — a dingbat on her very best day — managed to outclown even Al Franken (an achievement in itself).

“So when the Constitution refers, like, 30-some times to ‘his’ or ‘he’ when describing the president of the United States, you would see that as, well back then, they thought a woman actually could be president of the United States even though women couldn’t vote?”

Who does she employ on her senate staff to write these questions? That sounds like something a high school sophomore girl would come up with.

And, of course, the Democrat-Media Complex dutifully report the Preferred Narrative that Gorsuch got a “Tough Grilling” in the Confirmation Hearings.

Is America Clamoring for Chelsea Clinton?

Posted by V the K at 1:32 pm - March 16, 2017.
Filed under: Democrat incompetence

Clinton allies at Politico and the Hill are breathlessly reporting every time Chelsea Clinton tweets. The Hill has done 16 stories about Chelsea Clinton this year, and tweeted about Chelsea Clinton 70 times.

And now she’s out pushing a feminist-themed children book, about a rude woman who won’t shut up even though nobody wants to listen to her. It was inspired by Liz Warren. (IANMTU)

I don’t understand why a party so badly out of touch with Middle America would want to choose a woman who has amassed a vast fortune while accomplishing nothing; got handed a six-figure media job by fans of her parents; married a hedge-fund manager; and lives in a $10,000,000 New York apartment to be the face of their party. But that is neither my circus nor my monkeys.

Face it, Chelsea inherited her dad’s integrity and her mother’s charisma. She’s only being propped up because the Democrat Party loves dynasties and entrenched political power.

Rising Democrat Star Warns of Fiendish Plot to Take Over the Moon

This Brianna Wu person seems to be crazy. She’s going to go far in the Democrat Party.

[SpaceEx expedition to the moon] is being covered as a fun hijink for rich people, but the idea of a private corporation having access to moon should give you pause

The Moon is probably the most tactically valuable military ground for earth (sic). Rocks dropped from there have power of 100s of nuclear bombs.

Whoever controls the moon can also interfere with satellites used in earth’s communication system. GPS, targeting systems are vulnerable.

An actual scientist corrected her citing physics, and she attacked him for mansplaining.

Like I said, she’s where the Democrat Party is these days.

“Now, Listen Up, You Bitter Clinger Racist Deplorables!”

Democrats went to a weekend retreat where, in addition to listening to human troll-doll David Brock tell them how they should oppose Trump, they also attended seminars on “How to Talk to Real People.”

Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D), along with Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), held a session on “speaking to those who feel invisible in rural America,” according to the schedule. Other sessions were along similar lines: “Listening to those feel unheard” and “Rising America — They feel unheard too.”

The Democrats seeking to become their parties leaders have already answered that question, “Tell them to sit down and shut up.”

Democrats have long sneered at the concerns of working class voters, or attacked them as racists, as “deplorables,” as “bitter clingers.” They scoff at working class voters for being so stupid that “they voted against their own interests and elected a billionaire.”

When working class voters complained that, “Government regulations and tax policies are driving manufacturing jobs overseas, and the trade jobs are being taken over by illegal immigrants,” both parties waved off their concerns. Republicans said, “But look at all the wonderful cheap merchandise you guys can buy at your Wall Marts.” Democrats said, “Oh, don’t worry, we’ll sign you up for welfare/job training…. Why are you still whining about jobs when obviously gay marriage, Mohammedan refugees, Black Lives Matters, and Climate Change are so much more important than you idiots in flyover country can ever imagine? And, by the way, Check your privilege!”

The stupid, deplorable, bitter-clingers voted for ‘that Detestable Billionaire’ because he actually seemed concerned about them. And even if he was faking it, he wasn’t sneering at them, or patronizing them.

I doubt a weekend seminar is going to fix the Democratic penchant for talking down to working class voters, or for prioritizing the fetishes of coastal elites over the economic circumstances of working class Americans. It’s too embedded in their DNA.

Democrats Being Democrats

Posted by V the K at 10:30 am - December 20, 2016.
Filed under: Democrat incompetence

These people have been running America for the last eight years. And they have an absolute monopoly on power in California. They can’t even behave like adults among themselves.

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And not only were they completely losing their sh-t, they were losing it over something that didn’t even matter. Hillary lost. Their tantrums were never going to change that.

If Reality were a Wifi Network, these people would have no bars.

Good News Everyone

Posted by V the K at 3:52 pm - November 30, 2016.
Filed under: Democrat incompetence

Corrupt, out-of-touch, San Francisco leftist Nancy Pelosi will continue to be the botoxed face of the Democrat Party. Which means the Democrats will continue to obsess over transgender bathrooms and appeasing the radical #BlackLivesMatter and #NotMyPresident left while dismissing the economic struggles of the middle class.

This should help keep the House in Republican hands for a couple more cycles.

pelosi-cassandra

Perhaps he could benefit from some extension courses at the Derek Zoolander School for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Want to Do Other Stuff Good Too.

Posted by V the K at 1:54 pm - August 21, 2016.
Filed under: Democrat incompetence

In this letter, sent as his city’s Fire Department was having equipment repossessed for non-payment and is in danger of losing trash pick-up, the mayor of Petersburg VA provides a word salad of nonsense, grammar errors, and, of course, accusations of racism.

Please be advised and understanding of the significant pressures we as Council Members are being adhered too, as well as being bullied and forced to make unlike leadership decisions. Decisions are what they are and as leaders we make the hard choices as elected to do so as “advised”. The majority should always and democratically rule. No one Council member does it alone as always regurgitated.

We have a resident capacity of 33,000 people, yet 2% of the population rules the City Council in a largely populated African American City. I will not be moved in my service to my Constituency and for those who stand before the Council and boast of getting rid of each and everyone of us to include a Council Member and family, who never voted for either one of us in the first place, but continues to disavow the rules.

I will act as the representative of Ward 5 and the Mayor duty to my right hand, serve the Public without blemish and from scare tactics from a few racist and Republicansupporters. I could care less about being singled out or ignored, my duty is for the people who elected me to fight for theirs.

Follow the rules adopted that carry your moral fiber as an elected official not to impress upon a group of demonstrators. Vote your conscious not your election. It is a privilege to serve the people not a faction. There are still a many residents that have been hurt by the past and still paying unjustly here in the future. We have been deprived and disenfranchised for years under the rule of a chosen few. I request that under this leadership you ask the hard question. Where do we go from here and how do we fix this generational mess without destroying your personal integrity.

Additionally, the media or newspaper does not run the City, you do. This is not an election-time opportunity, we have a mess that’s been dealt to us from the past along with the relationships that have cost our largely populated constituents greater harm.

Our economic and financial development is in crisis and until this Council set aside the foolishness of one and Facebook cronies, we will not be able to move forward.

I suggest you take a look at the real issue that plagues our city from an appointed housing authority member follow the LINK: https://www.gofundme.com/2cpuej2h.

This does not only concern me, but all of us …

Sincerely,

Mayor W. Howard Myers

I AM PETERSBURG

John Marshall High School must be proud of this graduate.

 

How About That Democrat Convention?

So, it turns out that the DNC Primaries were rigged for Hillary the whole time, and the email hack has exposed the whole thing. And even when Bernie Sanders begs his supporters to fall in line, they boo him off the stage. Also, the Democrats are confiscating pro-Bernie paraphernalia from convention attendees.

I haven’t watched any of it, but I imagine it’s something like this:

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Ain’t it funny that the “Anti-Wall Street” party is meeting in an arena named after a bank that got a $25 Billion bailout from TARP?

Ain’t it funny that the party that proclaims that walls and Voter IDs are “racist” is meeting in a place secured by four miles of walls to keep out people who don’t have IDs.

Also, no tranny bathrooms at the DNC.

No wonder the Democrat shills have been so absent from the comments of late. It would be embarrassing to defend this monstrosity. How often can they say, “We don’t care how corrupt or malicious the Democrat Party is, we will support them forever because of gay marriage” before it gets tedious even to themselves.

Newsflash: Higher wages don’t come for free

Business 101: When paying an employee, you have to pay in line with their productivity.

  • If you underpay, you lose the employee.
  • If you overpay, you run up losses and lose your business.
  • If you raise the hourly wage, you must get more from each employee hour – and you must cut the hours/employees that won’t or can’t rise to the new, higher bar.

You may have seen the following last week, but I didn’t want to let it pass without comment. After raising wages over the last 18 months, Starbucks and its employees have been learning some lessons the hard way:

An online petition accus[es] Starbucks Corp of “extreme” cutbacks in work hours at its U.S. cafes…

[Starbucks] recently introduced technology that allows customers to order and pay from mobile devices. That service aims to…reduce bottlenecks in stores. [ed: reducing the number of employees needed per shift]

Starbucks has a software system that determines labor needs based on business trends…
Comments on the petition painted a picture of broad discontent at the company…
…many signers say they noticed cutbacks in U.S. staffing hours…
One central California store has seen its labor allotment shrunk by about 10 percent, even though sales are up…
“No matter what we do to save on labor at my store, the system tells us EVERY SINGLE DAY that we are at least 8 hours over in labor for the day and have to cut even more,” wrote [a petition] signer…

Like other restaurants and retail companies, Starbucks is wrestling with the effects of local minimum wage increases…tipping has fallen substantially amid broad customer adoption of the “Starbucks Rewards” program, which allows customers to pay with a loyalty card or mobile phones.

Suppose Starbucks gives in and boosts employee hours (arbitrarily; without a matching, widespread sales & productivity gain). What happens then? Operating budget overruns and closing stores. And/or price increases, declining sales, and closing stores. Perhaps eventually, a closing company. Thanks, Blue State lefties!

UPDATE: This oldie from The Guardian in 2014 may help us to see the problem:

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Priorities

The Democrat Legislature of the People’s Republic of Maryland focuses its attention on the very important issues of the day.

A compromise on a new Maryland state song is moving forward in the General Assembly. The state Senate will begin considering a bill Tuesday that would relegate the current pro-Confederacy lyrics to “Maryland, My Maryland” by James Ryder Randall to the status of “historic state song.”

Yeah, that should solve all the state’s problems.

Hillary’s Incompetence

Posted by V the K at 9:37 am - September 1, 2015.
Filed under: Democrat incompetence

In a sane world, Hillary’s complete incompetence and mindless obeisance to failed policies would sink her candidacy, and not her corrupt use of a private email server.

As this recovered email shows, she is not merely imcompetent in the political sphere (teaming with Obama to turn the entire Middle East into a dumpster fire), but even everyday things like paying bills and checking TV listings are beyond her capacity.

Of course, in the rarefied sphere in which the Clintons (and the Bushs, and the Gores, and the McCains, and the Obama’s) reside, the inability to do these things is seen as a mark of superiority, of class distinction. Cooking and paying bills are for “the little people.” We might burn a batch of scrambled eggs, Hillary and Obama have set entire countries on fire.

Progressive Left Discipline Policies Working as well as All Other Progressive Left Policies

Posted by V the K at 10:03 pm - March 16, 2015.
Filed under: Democrat incompetence

For Social Justice, schools in New York, Chicago, and California have replaced proven, traditional methods of discipline with hippy-dippy therapy sessions:

Convinced traditional discipline is racist because blacks are suspended at higher rates than whites, New York City’s Department of Education has in all but the most serious and dangerous offenses replaced out-of-school suspensions with a touchy-feely alternative punishment called “restorative justice,” which isn’t really punishment at all. It’s therapy.

Most likely, they will be sent to a talking circle instead, where they can discuss their feelings.

So, the politicians and SJW’s feel gooder about themselves for being so progressive and enlightened; much as they do when they raise the minimum wage or settle disease-infected illegal immigrants into unwitting communities. And, as usual, the people who have the policies forced on them are the ones who suffer. As it turns out, letting thugs talk through their feelings with other thugs doesn’t make them any less thuggish. And sending them back into the classroom isn’t good for anyone.

Recently mandated “positive interventions” have only exacerbated discipline problems in the largely minority Santa Ana public school district, where middle-school kids now regularly smoke pot in bathrooms — some even in class — and attack staff — spitting on teachers, pelting them with eggs, even threatening to stab them, according to the Orange County Register.

Progressives: Is there anything they can’t f–k up?

 

Minnesota’s Shame

Posted by V the K at 9:28 pm - March 4, 2015.
Filed under: Democrat incompetence

Speaking before a pro-abortion political action committee, Minnesota Democrat Senator Al Franken apologized to the assembled feminists for his alleged manhood.

“First of all, I apologize for being a guy,” Franken joked as he took the stage at the EMILY’s List 30th anniversary gala to introduce the organization’s president Stephanie Schriock.

On of the characteristics of the totalitarian Communist state is the requirement for comrades to periodically denounce themselves for counter-revolutionary tendencies. Also, Al Franken is a homophobic idiot.

They also elected Jesse Ventura. WTF is wrong with Minnesota?

They also elected Jesse Ventura. WTF is wrong with Minnesota?

H/T: Sondrakistan