Monthly Archives: September 2014

Random Static: Low Tax And High Times

The entire Gamergate mess with Social Justice Wannabes… I mean, Warriors, trying to impose their Flavor-Of-The-Month causes on gamers strikes me as a total waste of leftist resources. Seriously, what group of people is least likely to interact with women, much less harass, rape, or oppress them?

Many gamers have been treated like shit most of their lives and just want to be left alone. If they’re busy gaming, they can’t be out oppressing anyone, and when they do go out, they’re pumping money into the economy buying games, the same money which is taxed and funneled to the SJWs. So the SJWs have steady income and no hassle as a result of gamers gaming, but they wanna sledgehammer that golden goose anyway.

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It would be nice if the people always blathering nonstop about standing with the workers actually asked some of the workers what they thought.

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Angel investor Jeffrey Carter blasts career politicians

Most of the Republican candidates that are running for state wide office were private business people at some time in their careers.  Bruce Rauner was a successful investor.  He ran a Venture Capital and Private Equity firm that made hundreds of investments.  Jim Oberweis has run a successful money management business, and also has a dairy/ice cream business.  Mike Webster is a CPA.   Without Tom Cross, gay marriage would not have passed the General Assembly.

…Yesterday, Senator Dick Durbin blasted Oberweis on minimum wage, taxes, corporate inversions and any other capitalist endeavor he could think of.   I guess if I was a reporter, I’d ask Durbin, “What private business have you ever run?”

The Senator, bless his heart, has been a career politician.  When I mean career, I mean the last time he worked in the private sector was probably mowing lawns as a kid.  Our current governor is a career politician.  Every Democratic candidate for statewide office is a career politician.

Personally, I don’t agree with Oberweis on all the issues.  However, I hate to see the Democratic Party continually demonize Americans that are successful.  What?  Should we all be failures?

Carter also blames career politicians from both sides for running up massive debt, cronying, and rampant bureaucracy. I say there should be a law stating no one can run for office if they haven’t at least worked in a 7-11 for six months.

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Regarding the above-mentioned Bruce Rauner… Carter writes that Rauner “wants term limits.  By the way, the Democrats sued to get that issue off the ballot.  He wants to cut taxes, and decrease government spending.”

Cutting taxes, retiring replicants politicians, and slicing spending, he should campaign as “Blade Rauner!”

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Some of you may recall when New Y ork Times columnist Maureen Dowd went to Denver Colorado in June and ate a marijuana candy bar, not knowing the the recommended dosage for a newbie was one-sixteenth of a bar. She snarfed the whole thing and got SO HIGH, MAN!!! that she hallucinated for eight hours.

I kind of felt bad for her going through that. but I still find this ad amusing –

"... it was cut with extra sugar. And almonds! Almonds, man.

“… it was cut with extra sugar. And almonds!

Complete with a Dowd stand-in (sit-in?).

The article and ad remind me of when beer companies started their “drink responsibly” campaigns. I expect to see roadside billboards with slogans* such as “Don’t eat candy and drive” and “Eating chocolate? Make it a choc-o-little!”, not to mention the inevitable Forrest Gump parody ads.

Halloween would be changed forever.

*The worst “Don’t-do-edible-pot-and-drive” billboard would be, of course. “Don’t let your edible make you a dead-ible!”

No, I refuse to apologize.

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The Difference Between Economics And Politics

…explained in one page.

J. Wilbur Wolfingham instructs the gentle reader in the art of politicism

J. Wilbur Wolfingham instructs the gentle reader in the art of politicism

Originally from “The Sale of The Century” by Craig Boldman, Kurt Schaffenberger, and Bob Oksner. They don’t make comics like that anymore, sadly.

Cover by Hoard Bender and Murphy Anderson

Cover by Howard Bender and Murphy Anderson. Click to embiggen

 

Going for the obvious finish to this post…

Bone Machine

There was this man who snapped his poke
In little pieces
And then they drilled holes
And then they put ’em back in there
– The Pixies, “Broken Face”

From here – A 12-year old boy receives the first 3D-printed vertebrae implant.

To quote…

…the bone implant is made from titanium powder (similar to many orthopedic implants), however this material is considered to be safer and longer-lasting than conventional replacements. Plus, since it’s designed to mimic the shape of the child’s original vertebra, neither cement nor screws are necessary to keep the implant in place, and the healing period should come along quicker, as well. Along with that, the implant includes a series of small holes that allow natural bone growth, turning the implant into a permanent, stable part of the boy’s spine, negating the need for adjustments at any point in the future.

From bullets to guns to houses and now body parts.

The long term success of this is still up in the air, but it’s still amazing. I can already picture the day when this sort of thing becomes commonplace, so much so that people keep backup files for emergency printing on their phones.

John’s XCMVIXXXXVCIIVth Letter To Ecologians

John Kerry says faith and environment are inextricably linked

Because, you know, the Bible states again and again that global warming is, like, Bad, man. The Beast of Revelation is made of CO2 held together by sugar-laden trans-fats. Look it up.

Always watch these gasbags when they pontificate publicly…. note the gestures and hand motions, the pauses, and the excess of words with four or more syllables. Also throwing words like “profoundly” into grammatically dangerous places to fend for themselves.

There are patterns to these speeches designed to numb the rubes at home watching on television – repeating key words like “duty,” “sustainable,”  and “responsibility” to make viewers feel guilty (“Check your climate privilege!”), and using fifteen dollar words that the speaker is sure the rubes don’t understand but sounds really book-smart, to name a couple examples. The gestures recall the Sage  Old Professor of bygone days. All profoundly, inextricably linked to bamboozle the ig’nant Joe Sixpacks.

Speakers like that have the package down pretty well but nothing inside the box, like throwing fancy dressing and expensive croutons on an empty salad plate.

 

When will L.H. Puttgrass finally be given his own cable show? The citizens demand it

(Click to embiggen)   When will L.H. Puttgrass finally be given his own cable show? The citizens demand it