Saturday, October 14, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Step One in repealing Obamacare

Just happened.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that will allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines. 
The order is intended to expand choices to current Obamacare plans and increase competition so that costs come down for consumers.

If Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan were actual conservatives, instead of money-grubbing, scum-sucking, big-government Democrat swamp dwellers, legislation to do this would have been sitting on Trump's desk on day one.  Instead, we got...  nothing.  McConnell and Ryan have fought harder to keep DACA than they have to repeal Obamacare.

But since Obamacare was pretty much an executive order, with a bunch of executive orders pushing it along, I'm fine with repealing it by executive order.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

This ain't good

The fish rots from the head, doesn't it?

First and foremost, standards at West Point are nonexistent. They exist on paper, but nowhere else. The senior administration at West Point inexplicably refuses to enforce West Point’s publicly touted high standards on cadets, and, having picked up on this, cadets refuse to enforce standards on each other. The Superintendent refuses to enforce admissions standards or the cadet Honor Code, the Dean refuses to enforce academic standards, and the Commandant refuses to enforce standards of conduct and discipline. The end result is a sort of malaise that pervades the entire institution. Nothing matters anymore. Cadets know this, and it has given rise to a level of cadet arrogance and entitlement the likes of which West Point has never seen in its history. 
Even the curriculum itself has suffered. The plebe American History course has been revamped to focus completely on race and on the narrative that America is founded solely on a history of racial oppression. Cadets derisively call it the “I Hate America Course.” Simultaneously, the plebe International History course now focuses on gender to the exclusion of many other important themes. On the other hand, an entire semester of military history was recently deleted from the curriculum (at West Point!). In all courses, the bar has been lowered to the point where it is irrelevant. If a cadet fails a course, the instructor is blamed, so instructors are incentivized to pass everyone. Additionally, instead of responding to cadet failure with an insistence that cadets rise to the challenge and meet the standard, the bar for passing the course itself is simply lowered. This pattern is widespread and pervades every academic department.

I have dealt with several West Pointers in my career.  With the exception of one of them, I have found them to be....  underwhelming.  In one case I wondered how the hell they ever managed to obtain the rank they did, given their complete, total and overwhelming lack of any kind of leadership what so ever.

I guess now I know.

This brings me to the case of now-2LT Spenser Rapone. It is not at all surprising that the Academy turned a blind eye to his behavior and to his very public hatred of West Point, the Army, and this nation. I knew at the time I wrote that sworn statement in 2015 that he would go on to graduate. It is not so much that West Point’s leadership defends his views (Prof. Hosein did, however); it is that West Point’s senior leaders are infected with apathy: they simply do not want to deal with any problem, regardless of how grievous a violation of standards and/or discipline it may be. They are so reticent to separate problematic cadets (undoubtedly due to the “developmental model” that now exists at USMA) that someone like Rapone can easily slip through the cracks. In other words, West Point’s leaders choose the easier wrong over the harder right.

This cannot and will not end well for the Army.  Commie Twatwaffles like Spenser Rapone will end up being "unfortunately killed by the enemy by a 5.56 round through the back of the skull" in a combat zone.  An Army who's leadership is so morally bankrupt cannot lead Soldiers into war.  Soldiers know if their leadership is worthy or not, and they act accordingly.

Huge number of people at West Point need to be relieved of command and responsibility.  The sooner the better.

Will Harvey Weinstein help bring down Hollywood?

I doubt it.  There are too many perverts, creeps, degenerates and flat out rapists in power and in control.  But it sure is fun to watch them squirm for a bit.

Seydoux says she saw Weinstein making similar moves on a young actress at a subsequent event. “That’s the most disgusting thing,” she writes, “Everyone knew what Harvey was up to and no one did anything. It’s unbelievable that he’s been able to act like this for decades and still keep his career.”

The heads of Hollywood have done something I had previously thought impossible - they have made me think even LESS of Hollywood in general.  I didn't think my opinion of Hollywood and the entertainment industry could get any lower.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

NFL writes a pathetic letter

Gosh, wouldn't it be so nice if everybody stood for the National Anthem?

It's not enough.  Not by a long shot.

Note that the letter (which can be viewed here, if the above pic isn't big enough to read) sticks to this "we believe" and "we would like" type language. It never invokes the actual rulebook, nor does it instruct anyone that they must stand for the flag. 
Personally, I hope that more players take the knee. Burn it down. Let the NFL serve as horrifying example of what happens when you go Full SJW Retard.
At this point, it would take a hell of a lot more than this to bring me back to watching football.  This is one of the most mealy-mouthed, pathetic, whinging bits of dumb-fuckery that I've seen in a while.  This doesn't solve anything this just pisses people off.  Rodger Goodell should loose his job for this.  Hell, he should have lost his job when he did absolutely nothing while that fucktard from the 49's started kneeling in violation of the NFL's own rules.

I was listening to Rush yesterday, and he pointed out "Does nobody even look at the ads the NFL plays during games?  Do they really think their fans are the wine and brie set?"  More and more I'm convinced that these people got to where they are through a combination of dumb luck and old money, because anyone who's bothered to watch a game, and the commercials during that game, could deduce rather quickly who the NFL fans are and what they would think about kneeling during the National Anthem.  Apparently, the NFL owners, and marketing people, and Rodger Goodell, are too fucking stupid to do even that.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sadly, I agree with her.

We can't trust the FBI.

The FBI is discounting ISIS’ claim that the Las Vegas attack was jihad. But is the FBI really trustworthy? 
The Islamic State says Steven Paddock converted six months ago. He filmed himself killing; jihadis do that and post it online. The attack was meticulously planned, as jihad attacks are, and Paddock likely had an accomplice. Paddock made numerous trips to the Middle East. Over 200 of his foreign financial transactions were flagged for possible “covert terrorism financing.” 
Contrary to the ignorant, misinformed and delusional talking heads in the media, ISIS does not take responsibility for events that are not theirs. This has led even the New York Times’ terrorism expert to give credence to ISIS’ claims. The Philippines attack at Resorts World Casino was theirs. And there again, ISIS’ initial claims of responsibility were dismissed.

The absolute shitshow that is James Comey, Robert Muller, the entire DOJ refusal to go after the government officials who broke the law (and are currently breaking the law), the hounding of private citizens for political reasons....  I can go on.  Geller does go on, and you should read the whole thing.  But that this point the FBI is a political entity used to attack the Right.  The CIA is worse.

Seriously, one massive reason Donald Trump got elected is because the average person does not trust the government.  And why should they?  Exactly what actions have the government taken to prove that they're trustworthy?  I can name multiple actions to prove why they are UN-trustworthy.

Drum, if you wanna get away, I know a few places you can go....

Because this shit right here makes me think that societal collapse isn't too far behind in Kalifornia.

Beginning in 2018, California law will have harsher penalties for health care workers who address a senior transgender patient with the “wrong” pronouns than for people who knowingly infect others with HIV. 
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Friday lowering the maximum penalty for knowingly infecting or exposing a person to HIV to six months in prison — down from a maximum of eight years. Also last week, Brown signed legislation allowing for penalties of up to one year in jail for health care workers who “willfully and repeatedly” use the “wrong” pronouns to refer to a senior transgender patient.

I will not be going back to Kalifornia  Ever.  I certainly won't be having any kinds of surgery in Kalifornia, because people with HIV can now donate blood in Kalifornia and get nothing but a slap on the wrist for it.  Ain't Leftism grand?

I know there are people in Kalifornia who are good, honest, hard working people.  But that state is controlled by Los Angeles and San Fransicko, and those are two cities who deserve the whole Sodom and Gomorrah treatment.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Happy Columbus Day

If Columbus hadn't sailed the Ocean Blue, then folks here would still be slaughtering each other, enslaving each other, starving to death, and performing human sacrifices a bit further South.

Think that's harsh?  It is.  America wasn't some Utopian Paradise until the White Man showed up.

It's Monday

Sunday, October 08, 2017