Random Rants and Comments

Every now and then, there comes a point in time where there is just too much to comment on in detail, and too little time in which to do it.  With that in mind…


My wife had the TV on yesterday and had the DNC convention on.  With my head under a sink fixing a leak, I believe I heard first that Acting Chairperson Donna “Gave the Questions to Felonia Von Pantsuit” Brazil call for a motion to suspend the rules to allow a verbal vote.  Then after Tom Perez was elected, he called for a suspension of the normal rules to all for his rival Keith Ellison to be nominated for the new position of Deputy Chair.

Is it just me, but are the Democrat Party elites continuing to bend the rules to suit their own needs?  Let’s ask Bernie how he got screwed over, or the independent Democrats that were ignored by the corporate-driven DNC.


Just in case we have forgotten how tolerant and inclusive the past Democratic Party was:

Dems

If the acceptance speech of the newly elected DNC chair is any indication of what is in store for the American people, then sit down and hang tight because there will be more demonstrations, protests, and obstruction coming.


If the Black Lives Matters crowd is so wrapped up in keeping black people alive, then why aren’t they protesting Planned Parenthood?  Planned Parenthood probably kills more black babies in one year than the police and gangbangers could in ten to fifteen years (need to work out the math on this one, but you get the idea).


I understand that the Academy Awards are tonight, which are the latest in a long line of award shows for the entertainment industry’s actors, producers, directors, and who knows what else.  A partial list includes:

  • The Golden Globe Awards
  • The S.A.G. Awards
  • The Emmy Awards
  • The People’s Choice Awards
  • Hollywood Film Awards
  • MTV Movie Awards
  • Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (a.k.a. the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards)
  • Teen Choice Awards
  • Kid’s Choice Awards
  • People’s Choice Awards (because Teens and Kids don’t count apparently)
  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • American Film Institute Awards
  • BAFTA Film Awards (British, so it doesn’t really count either)
  • Various Critics’ Association Film Awards (19 separate U.S. cities or states listed)
  • Film Festival Awards (five in the U.S. counting Sundance, plus don’t forget Cannes)

And instead of various spoiled, drunk or drugged up actors thanking their fans and the people that really elevated their sorry egos to undeserved heights, these people decide to spend their time making inflammatory political statements, preach what people should do to combat global warming while they use private jets to visit their many mansions around the world, or lament that refugees need spaces to live (but not next to their mansions).

I’ll pass on watching these shows – I have better things to do – like watching paint dry…

Who Cares


Mayors and Governors that claim that their towns and states are sanctuaries for illegal immigrants are violating their oaths to follow the laws of the United States, and their promises to serve the people that elected them.  How does spending tax dollars to support an illegal activity serve the public good?


The media got all up in arms when some of the reporters were not invited to a press conference.  Then someone said this:

Media Brainwashing

Yep – Goebbels would be proud…


There are those that still want open borders and admit all refugees from countries and areas of conflict without any investigation on that person.  With the problems that Europe is having with just this policy, and terrorist organizations stating that they would imbed their “soldiers” in the refugee stream, this graphic from Mike Ramirez says it all:

refugee roulette


Why is it from year to year, especially around election time, that we hear that Social Security is going bankrupt, but never Welfare?


The same goes for election fraud – we only hear the concerns about ineligible or dead people voting around election time.  The time to clean up the voter roles is between elections, not during.

Also, the statement that people cannot get ID’s for elections is 100% BS.  People need valid IDs for opening bank accounts, obtaining a driver’s license (in most states), and collecting Welfare.

Finally, note that India has a population of over 1.25 BILLION people in 2013.  Every single eligible voter has an ID that must be presented when voting, and that absentee voting is not allowed.  Furthermore, I understand that when a person has completed voting, they must put their thumbprint on the voting form with indelible purple ink that cannot be washed off.  This is all done to insure that there is no voter fraud or ballot stuffing.

If a third-world country like India can insure the integrity of their elections, then why can’t a country like the United States use a similar scheme?


Every time that someone makes a statement that offends a Liberal, they start screaming about hate speech.  However, if a Liberal makes a statement that offends someone and they’re called on it, they scream about their rights to free speech.  A tad hypocritical, don’t you think?

Tolerant Liberal

shocked liberals


This past election, the Democrats lost the Electoral College, but won the popular vote.  They’re still throwing hissy fits about it, and quite frankly, are beginning to resemble an extended version of a two-year olds temper tantrum.  May we kindly remind them of the following:

republic vs democracy

This is the genius of the Founder’s vision for this country.  If the tables were turned, they wouldn’t be screaming at all.


NOTICE:  All anti-gun or gun control enthusiasts –

The right of the American People to own arms is just as much a civil right as the right to free speech that you are so fond of using to insult and belittle others.  Kindly remember that the writer Robert Heinlein stated:

“An armed society is a polite society.”

I fully intend on being polite and respectful until the situation demands that I not.


Finally, something just for fun –

Reloaders at the

In a Bar, Somewhere…

This one has been making the rounds, but it’s worth thinking about during this silly season of political BS –

*****

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a bar. Donald leans over, and with a smile on his face, says, “The media are really tearing you apart for that scandal.”

Hillary: “You mean my lying about Benghazi?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean the massive voter fraud?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean the military not getting their votes counted?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Using my secret private server with classified material to hidemy activities?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Using the Clinton Foundation as a cover for tax evasion, hiring cronies,and taking bribes from foreign countries?

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean the drones being operated in our own country without the benefit of the law?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million, and right afterward it declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean arming the Muslim Brotherhood and hiring them in the White House?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Whitewater, Watergate committee, Vince Foster, commodity deals?”

Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “The IRS targeting conservatives?”

Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “Turning Libya into chaos?”

Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “Trashing Mubarak, one of our few Muslim friends?”

Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “Turning our backs on Israel?”

Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “The joke Iran Nuke deal? ”

Trump: “No the other one:”

Hillary: “Leaving Iraq in chaos? ”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The DOJ spying on the press?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “You mean HHS Secretary Sibelius shaking down health insurance executives?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Giving our cronies in SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and3 months later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The NSA monitoring citizens’ ?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Me, The IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “Threats to all of Bill’s former mistresses to keep them quiet”

Trump: “No, the other one.”

Hillary: “I give up! … Oh wait, I think I’ve got it! When I stole the White House furniture, silverware and china when Bill left Office?”

Trump: “THAT’S IT! I almost forgot about that one”.

Plumbing Karma

Unabashedly borrowed from Conservative Tribune.


Only weeks after leaving office on Jan. 20, 2017, former President Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Troy the Plumber to come out and fix it.

Troy drives to Obama’s new house, which is located in a very exclusive, gated community near Chicago where all the residents have a net income of way more than $250,000 per year.

Troy arrives and takes his tools into the house. He is led to the guest bathroom that contains the leaky pipe under the sink. Troy assesses the problem and tells Obama that it’s an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes. Obama asks Troy how much it will cost. Troy checks his rate chart and says, “$9,500.”

“What?! $9,500?!” Obama asks, stunned, “But you said it’s an easy repair. Michelle will whip me if I pay a plumber that much!”

Troy says, “Yes, but what I do is charge those who make more than $250,000 per year a much higher amount so I can fix the plumbing of poorer people for free. This has always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied the Democrat Congress, who passed this philosophy into law. Now all plumbers must do business this way. It’s known as the ‘Affordable Plumbing Act of 2014’. I’m surprised you haven’t heard of it.”

In spite of that, Obama tells Troy there’s no way he’s paying that much for a small plumbing repair, so Troy leaves. Obama spends the next hour flipping through the phone book calling for another plumber, but he finds that all other plumbing businesses in the area have gone out of business. Not wanting to pay Troy’s price, Obama does nothing and the leak goes un-repaired for several more days. A week later the leak is so bad Obama has had to put a bucket under the sink.

Michelle is not happy as she has Oprah and guests arriving the next morning. The bucket fills up quickly and has to be emptied every hour, and there’s a risk the room will flood, so Obama calls Troy and pleads with him to return.

Troy goes back to Obama’s house, looks at the leaky pipe, checks his new rate chart and says, “Let’s see, this will now cost you $21,000.”

Obama quickly fires back, “What? A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!”

Troy explains, “Well, because of the ‘Affordable Plumbing Act,’ a lot of wealthier people are learning how to maintain and take care of their own plumbing, so there are fewer payers in the plumbing exchanges. As a result, the price I have to charge wealthy people like you keeps rising. Not only that, but for some reason the demand for plumbing work by those who get it for free has skyrocketed! There’s a long waiting list of those who need repairs, but the amount we get doesn’t cover our costs, especially paperwork and record-keeping. This unfortunately has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, they’re not being replaced, and nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know they can’t make any money at it. I’m hurting too, all thanks to greedy rich people like you who won’t pay their ‘fair share’. On the other hand, why didn’t you buy plumbing insurance last December? If you had bought plumbing insurance available under the ‘Affordable Plumbing Act,’ all this would have been covered by your policy.”

“You mean I wouldn’t have to pay anything to have you fix my plumbing problem?” asks Obama.

“Well, not exactly,” replies Troy. “You would have had to buy the insurance before the deadline, which has passed now. And, because you’re rich, you would have had to pay $34,000 in premiums, which would have given you a ‘silver’ plan, and then, since this would have been your first repair, you would have to pay up to the $21,000 deductible, and anything over that would have a $7,500 co-pay, and then there’s the mandatory maintenance program, which is covered up to 17.5%, so there are some costs involved. Nothing is for free.”

“WHAT?!” exclaims Obama. “Why so much for a puny sink leak?!”

With a bland look, Troy replies, “Well, paperwork, mostly, like I said. And the internal cost of the program itself. You don’t think a program of this complexity and scope can run itself, do you? Besides, there are millions of folks with lower incomes than you, even many in the ‘middle class’, who qualify for subsidies that people like you must support. That’s why they call it the ‘Affordable Plumbing Act’! Only people who don’t make much money can afford it. If you want affordable plumbing, you’ll have to give away most of what you have accumulated and cut your and Michelle’s income by about 90%. Then you can qualify to get your ‘Fair Share’ instead of giving it.”

“But who would pass a crazy act like the ‘Affordable Plumbing Act’?!” exclaims the exasperated Obama.

After a sigh, Troy replies, “Congress… because they didn’t read it.”


Obamacare is working just like the fictional “Affordable Plumbing Act.”  This is also how Socialism works, which does its damnest to redistribute wealth.  Last, think of the progressive tax system that is in place in this country – especially since tax season is just around the corner!!

Wouldn’t it be nice if the people passing the laws were affected by those same laws?