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Free Markets Good, Socialism Bad

Posted by V the K at 1:08 pm - April 19, 2018.
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The below says something I have long thought but never been able to articulate as well as “Mark.”

Probably the closest thing to “Real Capitalism” was what was practiced in Hong Kong between 1947 and 1997; a time when a tiny city-state became one of the most prosperous places in the world and had a tax code smaller than a TGI Friday’s menu.

Chile also became much more prosperous after Pinochet dealt with the Communist there. He left office peacefully, leaving his country and free and prosperous. The same cannot be said of Castro, Chavez, Mao, Mugabe, or any other socialist maximum leader.

Socialism, on the other hand, has led to more murder, deprivation, and poverty for more people than literally any other idea in history.

Bonfire of the Intersectionalities

Posted by V the K at 2:41 pm - March 24, 2018.
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Let’s Talk About the Weather

Posted by V the K at 10:06 am - March 23, 2018.
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At the start of this past week, a Democrat City Councilman in the capital city of our country speculated that a Jewish conspiracy was manipulating the Earth’s weather in order to control urban areas.  I am not making this up.

D.C. keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city.’ And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”

To bookend that, the Democrat Feminist Naomi Wolf (the one who advised Al Gore to wear Earth tones in order to project a more Alpha Male image) blames Chemtrails for controlling the weather over New York City. I am also not making this up.

She also says the evil Nestle Corporation is behind the chemtrails.

When we noted major corporations such as Nestle have been buying up municipal water rights, hedge funds betting on water scarcity — and that cloud seeding redirects (doesn’t create) water — we got a flood of trolls. (Corps can hire troll farms, not just Russian). I say we look.

These same people would say some of us are crazy for wanting smaller, Constitutionally limited, fiscally responsible Government. On a kind of related note, very nearly three out four Americans believe that the Deep State has too much power. This is being characterized as a “Conspiracy Theory.” How is it so? Is it a conspiracy to believe that large bureaucracies, over time, become self-interested and will act primarily in their self-interests? Is it a conspiracy to believe that people who have spent their entire careers working within large bureaucracies become insulated against the world outside those bureaucracies? It is not a conspiracy to believe those things are so, rather it is consistent with human experience and history.

Of course, the Deep State exists. It only became a “Conspiracy Theory” after PDT started talking about it.

Beta Males Have Not Triumphed in Korea

Posted by V the K at 12:21 pm - March 9, 2018.
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Yea, I got nothin’. Here’s a scene from Descendants of the Sun some of you might like.

Yoo Si-jin (Song Joong-ki) is pretty much the antithesis of the Soy Boys the Hollywood Reporter was celebrating yesterday. He’s a South Korean Special Forces Captain. He’s confident and self-assured in any situation. He tells a lot of jokes, but never laughs at them. He’s self-possessed. He’s strong. He rescues the Doctor-Lady he loves even though she repeatedly tells him they can’t be together.  He’s sort of a Korean Gary Cooper.

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The Porno-American Community Steps Up

Posted by V the K at 6:12 am - February 1, 2018.
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The Philadelphia Police tried smearing light poles with Crisco to keep Eagles fans from climbing them after the big football game. It didn’t work. But then, Pornhub (I don’t need to explain to any of you what Pornhub is, right?) stepped up and offered multiple gallons of water based lubricant. How very civic-minded of them.

Tax Cut Fallout and Tweets du Jour

Posted by V the K at 8:23 am - December 21, 2017.
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I hope at least a handful of Gaypatriot readers, commenters, and lurkers survived “Tax Cut Armageddon.” The carnage has not been too bad in central Ohio, but I understand the casualties in California and New York will be in the tens of millions.

To add to the carnage, Evil Corporations(TM) like Comcast, Wells-Fargo, and AT&T are using the dreadful Republican tax cuts… to pay their employees more money. Can you believe it? Leftists are dismissing this as a PR stunt. They never dismiss a company announcement of a pro-LGBT policy (which costs companies nothing) as a PR stunt.

But I guess those $1,000 bonuses amount to less than half of the $2,500 people have saved because of Obamacare… oh, wait… Obamacare actually made health care even more expensive. My bad.

Never-Trumper Bill “Thurston Howell IV” Kristol says that for corporations to be handing out raises and bonuses in the wake of tax cut passage is “creepy.”  His dream of instituting a blood aristocracy is deferred once again.

Anyway, the Democrats have now latched onto the talking point that the tax cuts for most people “won’t amount to much.” And, indeed, to the bottom two income quintiles who already pay nothing in income taxes, they naturally won’t be getting to keep as much of their own money as giant corporations who have billions annually confiscated. The difference being, large corporations are in a much better position to add employees and build factories than people in the bottom two income quintiles.  Not to mention, the “won’t amount to much” talking point just shows how out of touch the Democrats are with people who could use an extra $100 a month or so.

By sheer coincidence, the Washington Post’s editorial opinion on the Tax Reform Plan aligns to Democrat Party talking points with the precision of a Swiss Watch.

And then there’s this idiot Boston Globe columnist thinks people should happily surrender more money to the Government, because the Government will use it more “efficiently.” 

That governments spend money more efficiently than you do is literally the reason we have governments

Wasn’t Boston where they had that ‘Big Dig’ thingie that cost four times as much as initially budgeted and was finished ten years behind schedule? Is that his idea of Government “efficiency?” Was it “efficient” when the Government spent $800,000 to study how African men wash their pee-pees, or $400,000 to study Argentinian gay bars? $22 Million so that Harry Reid’s billionaire buddy can study UFOs?

And finally there’s this from a parody account, but I think sums up the feelings of the Democrat base.

Someone please explain how Trump’s stupid tax cut bill helps people like me that don’t want a job.

Have a Nice Day

Posted by V the K at 11:12 am - December 15, 2017.
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I’m off for the weekend. We have a no laptops rule on road trips. So, won’t be posting. Setting up some open threads for the interim. Peace.

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The guy in the yellow tie is my favorite.

Lazy Sunday Open Thread

Posted by V the K at 12:15 pm - December 10, 2017.
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Philosophy

Posted by V the K at 12:11 pm - December 9, 2017.
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Here’s the funny thing. No matter what we do, liberals are always going to call us the most horrible things conceivable. So why would you ever, ever, allow what they call you to influence your actions and keep you from acting in your own best interest? – Kurt Schlichter

Here’s Some Things

Posted by V the K at 5:18 pm - November 4, 2017.
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  1. Buzzfeed opinionist opines that in light of the terror attack in NYC last week, we should ban automobiles. (Also, she says a friend of hers died when struck by a car. It gave her sadfeels, so cars should be banned.) This is a lot like gun control; a terrorist illegal used something as a weapon to kill innocent people, so all of the law-abiding people who have never used their cars as murder weapons should be denied the freedom to own them. Not to mention, the same truck that probably had been rented hundreds of times before by people who did not use it to kill people. Which suggests that it isn’t trucks that should be banned.
  2. Modern architecture is aggressively hideous. And it’s hideous for the same reasons progressive Government is aggressively authoritarian and Progressive social mores are aggressively obnoxious. As with all things progressive, an inbred and deeply incestuous group of people who fancy themselves “elites” express their contempt for all thing good and decent by replacing them with hideous dysfunctional forms. Modern progressive architects hate beauty, they consider it bourgeois. So, instead of the grand edifices of the past, they are designing and building lumps of crap that all normal people hate, and then handing out awards to each other for breaking down social norms.
  3. The Government is stepping into the practice of medicine and doing what Government usually does when it sticks its jackboots into areas it has no business being in. Under a law passed in 2015, Government will now financially reward some doctors and penalize others according to a set of metrics known as Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). One metric will be the percentages of patients that get better after treatment. In order to game the system, some doctors are refusing to treat seriously ill patients because they will penalized if the patients don’t get better. There is also this.

“The cost category, formerly known as Resource Use, is beyond worrisome. The sample grade chart itself shows that physicians who spend the most on their patients get 0 to 2 points while those that spend the least get 8 to 10 points. In other words, doctors get more money for withholding care and resources from patients and are penalized for delivering care.”

Were it up to me, Government would just keep its greedy hands out of health care entirely; let doctors and patients make decision without intervening layers of bureaucrats. But then, I’m a crazed radical, don’tcha know.

And Finally, 4. Here’s a black guy calling out some white Antifags, who respond by calling him an Uncle Tom.

Enter Title Here

Posted by V the K at 6:46 am - October 24, 2017.
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Very busy. Here’s some various things you can comment on.

A David Bowie Story

Posted by V the K at 7:46 pm - October 22, 2017.
Filed under: Random Thoughts,Writing

A very touching story from Neil Gaiman’s tumblr. This is probably as much as I can excerpt. You’ll have to read the rest at the link.

My friend told me a story he hadn’t told anyone for years. When he used to tell it years ago people would laugh and say, ‘Who’d believe that? How can that be true? That’s daft.’ So he didn’t tell it again for ages. But for some reason, last night, he knew it would be just the kind of story I would love.

When he was a kid, he said, they didn’t use the word autism, they just said ‘shy’, or ‘isn’t very good at being around strangers or lots of people.’ But that’s what he was, and is, and he doesn’t mind telling anyone. It’s just a matter of fact with him, and sometimes it makes him sound a little and act different, but that’s okay.

Anyway, when he was a kid it was the middle of the 1980s and they were still saying ‘shy’ or ‘withdrawn’ rather than ‘autistic’. He went to London with his mother to see a special screening of a new film he really loved. He must have won a competition or something, I think. Some of the details he can’t quite remember, but he thinks it must have been London they went to, and the film…! Well, the film is one of my all-time favourites, too. It’s a dark, mysterious fantasy movie. Every single frame is crammed with puppets and goblins. There are silly songs and a goblin king who wears clingy silver tights and who kidnaps a baby and this is what kickstarts the whole adventure.

It was ‘Labyrinth’, of course, and the star was David Bowie, and he was there to meet the children who had come to see this special screening.

‘I met David Bowie once,’ was the thing that my friend said, that caught my attention.

‘You did? When was this?’ I was amazed, and surprised, too, at the casual way he brought this revelation out. Almost anyone else I know would have told the tale a million times already.

He seemed surprised I would want to know, and he told me the whole thing, all out of order, and I eked the details out of him.

He told the story as if it was he’d been on an adventure back then, and he wasn’t quite allowed to tell the story. Like there was a pact, or a magic spell surrounding it. As if something profound and peculiar would occur if he broke the confidence.

Redirect

Posted by V the K at 11:55 am - October 6, 2017.
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There’s some really good stuff over here. A sample:

“Do you know what stupid is? Stupid is continually telling a large portion of the population that they’re the cause of all social problems, you hate them, they’re Literally Hitler and you wish them dead. And then telling them oh by the way, please give up your guns.”

 

Seems Like There’s Been a Lack of Content Posting

Posted by V the K at 2:17 pm - September 2, 2017.
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So, I’ll just post this picture and a link to a YouTube video of an InfoWars reporter arguing with a leftist feminist protester with a fart whistle.

Speaking of our favorite Left-Wing Hate Groups:

After the jump, a couch made of vaginas.

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Of Shopping Carts and Respect for Societal Norms

Posted by V the K at 9:39 am - August 2, 2017.
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There are two kinds of people in the world; people who return their grocery carts to the corral, and people who just leave them wherever. (Or steal them. Down the street from a large supermarket in my town, there’s an apartment complex where a lot of immigrants from low-trust society countries live, and there are always piles of shopping carts in front.)

I actually go a step further, I grab my cart from the corral on the way *into* the store, to spare some poor high school kid having to schlep it back in on a hot day. (And it’s always a boy; there are no feminists screeching for gender equality when it comes to dragging on shopping carts on a 90 degree August day.) I don’t get why everybody doesn’t just do that. It’s just more efficient. Sometimes I even pause to straighten out the other carts a bit, but that’s just me.

And this guy agrees with me. People who return carts properly are demonstrating concern for others and contributing to an orderly society. People who just leave their carts wherever (or steal them) are demonstrating pure selfishness. And, to me, laziness and stupidity.

Double Standards for Bad Behavior

Posted by V the K at 12:19 am - July 13, 2017.
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So… this happened.

An Oregon woman who licked, groped and verbally harassed a female passenger during a flight from Las Vegas to Portland has been sentenced to eight months of home detention.

Oh, dear. That sounds scandalous. Tell me more.

The 19-year-old victim told authorities she had been touched without consent.

The prosecutor said it was “partly because the way in which [Heidi McKinney, 27, the assailant] had inappropriately touched the victim’s chest, and partly because Ms McKinney’s ‘small talk’ consisted of repeatedly insulting the victim’s perceived economic status and bragging of her own purported wealth.”

McKinney tried to pressure the woman into drinking alcohol she had smuggled on the plane, and subjected her to lewd taunts and physical aggression.

McKinney licked the victim’s ear, forced her to touch her breasts and repeatedly placed her hand on the victim’s crotch.
“Eventually — and in spite of the victim’s repeated pleas for Ms McKinney to stop — the abuse culminated with Ms McKinney climbing on top of the victim and telling the victim she wanted to (expletive),” Mr Sinha wrote.

SARC: Wow, why are heterosexual people so hung up and repressed about same-sex love. /SARC

The way the story is written makes it sound like the drunk woman was sexually aggressive. Feminism teaches that this cannot possibly be true because alcohol makes women incapable of sexual responsibility.

She got off with house arrest, though. Wouldn’t any man who did that kind of stuff would face prison and a life-time on the sex offender registry and No Fly list?

So, apparently, the Gay Death Camps are going to be on Mars.

Posted by V the K at 12:49 pm - July 1, 2017.
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Mike Pence will now oversee US space policy https://t.co/KxrMoxbIld pic.twitter.com/3yBfidBIo7

— The Verge (@verge) June 30, 2017

OK, *Now* You Can Call It a Terror Attack and Other News from This Mentally Ill World

Posted by V the K at 12:51 pm - June 19, 2017.
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Kafir drives van into a group of Mohammedans in front of a mosque, and suddenly, the left has absolutely no doubts about his motives.  Nor are they planning any marches or protest in solidarity with the ethnic group of whom the assailant was a member. I just wonder if London’s Mohammedan mayor still thinks terror attacks are “part and parcel of life in a big city.” (Except for Tokyo, of course, which exists in a country that bans Muslim immigration.) (All right, I missed that ILC covered this already.)

Other news you might want to talk about more than I do:

After the jump, how feminists celebrate Father’s Day. (Spoiler: By bitterly lashing out at men and PDT)

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A Few Other Odds and Ends

Posted by V the K at 7:43 am - May 26, 2017.
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There’s a handful of other things Jeff could have mentioned.

As Jeff put it so well, “Yawn.”

 

Embracing Dumb Doesn’t Make You Smart

Posted by V the K at 10:23 am - May 3, 2017.
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The idiot’s version of intelligence is to deny what common sense says is right, and counter it with the opposite of common sense. And it was the Governing Philosophy during the Obama years.

There are no winners in war, only losers. The most arduous nuclear inspection regime in history involves letting Iran inspect its own nuclear sites. Funding a state at war won’t fill its war chest. Rewarding a state sponsor of terror for its activities makes that state less likely to sponsor terror. Deterrence doesn’t work.

The logic at work in some of the more popular arguments made by Obama aides and their validators in the press wasn’t dialectical or paradoxical; e.g., if you want peace, prepare for war. It was Gladwellian—what’s really true is the opposite of whatever you think is true. Of course, that’s not journalism, it’s just marketing, or, in contemporary journalism-speak, Voxsplaining, after the popular liberal website Vox, which devoted itself in its entirety to counter-intuitive self-branded “hot takes” designed to showcase the wisdom of whatever the current Obama administration policy was.

The article limits its discussion to foreign policy, but it extended to domestic policy as well. “Freeing criminals from prison will reduce crime. Massive regulation will help grow the economy. Health care will be cheaper and better if the Government is in charge of it. The economy needs millions of unskilled immigrants even though low skill jobs are in decline.”