Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lugo: Trump as Dragonslayer

Well yes, President Trump HAS turned out to be a Dragonslayer... let's hope it continues.

Excellent column from Karen Lugo at AmericanThinker:

"For so long we have been promised a dragonslayer who would go to work on the enemies of sovereignty, liberty, and structured constitutionalism. We had to know that when that champion took the field, it was not always going to be a pretty process. But how thrilling to see Trump shun fear as he wades into the deepest dragon lairs. Many times, when he emerges, we are more free, more safe, and more prosperous."

"Who would dare to really, really build a wall? Israel did it. China did it. East Germany did it. India is doing it. President Trump is building the security wall. He is building a "big, beautiful" bollard-style wall on the border, a section at a time.

Who really thought there would be a Keystone XL pipeline? Construction is due to start in 2019.

Who would dare require new immigrants to prepare for self-sufficiency? Trump's administration is preparing to expand the factors that would cause one to become a "public charge" or likely to be dependent on the government in some ways. These additional factors may be used as part of qualification for a green card or visa application.

How many understand that President Trump is overseeing health care reform that gives consumers real choices by opening markets and tax incentives to employers?

 Who would seriously demand real departmental budget-cutting while slashing regulations? President Trump is doing it."

GO PRESIDENT TRUMP! #MAGA and #KAG (Keep America Great!)

"Jacinda's Labour Government Hotline" by KrazyKiwi

I don't know who KrazyKiwi is, but he/she posted a really funny (yet sadly accurate) comment recently on WhaleOil.

This perfectly captures the current, sad, blind, sell-out-to-UN, globalism-is-fun, carbon-neutral-pushing Labour-Green government "running" NZ at the moment.  One might ask: how did this fringe, far left minority government get into power?  So, the party who got 6% of the vote (Winston Peters) decided to join them to form a coalition government. Called MMP (a weird system I don't fully understand), the majority of NZ voted for the center-left National party, but they didn't have "enough" of a percentage. Winston's tiny 6% party was the "decider". Winston was angry at National from past "hurts" - AND - he wanted MORE POWER so he went with the WEAKER party (Labour-Greens). Voila... fringe lefties got into power...

Anyway, as an example of the left fringe madness hitting NZ, a recent rumor I heard: newly 'elected' NZ PM Jacinda Adern stopped to listen to some greenie kids protesting something about oil/gas - and decided (without DUE process or consideration) to END oil/gas exploration in NZ. Period. This was/is a pure anti "global warming" virtue-signaling without-mandate decision will HURT the NZ economy.  

From 10 May 2018 Analysis An end to oil exploration in New Zealand" By Molly Lempriere:

"One of the main arguments against the ban is the economic impact. The National Party, Ardern’s Labour Parties major opposition, claimed the ban would cause the demise of an industry which contributed $2.5bn for the economy.

Meanwhile, New Zealand Oil & Gas chief executive Andrew Jefferies suggested the move would simply leave the country dependant on expensive imports. “Two thirds of our national energy use is industrial and transport related, for which complete renewable alternatives are not currently economically viable. Therefore the choice for New Zealand is whether we use our own resources for our own benefit, or New Zealanders rely on overseas energy sources benefitting those economies.”

Similar stances have been taken by other groups in New Zealand. “The Government’s decision to end offshore exploration of oil and gas will cost New Zealand at least $6.2bn, according to documents released during election negotiations”, said ACT Leader David Seymour. “We now know at least some of the costs involved with this PR stunt. Each household will be at least $4000 worse off. "

This minority government does NOT have a mandate to destroy the NZ economy.  WAKE THE F UP NZ! 

Ok, my rant done for today.

Here is what I call "Jacinda's Labour Government Hotline" by KrazyKiwi.

.......RING RING RING... calling Labour....

"Hello. Thanks for calling the Labour government helpline. Please choose the option that best helps us to serve you.

If you’re calling from the UN, thanks so much for getting in touch. We really appreciate you. Just press ‘1’ to start video call with Ms Ardern. She’s breastfeeding right now and is happy to chat about opportunities.

If you are Labour youth member and you’re concerned about sexual abuse the please press ‘2’ and we’ll put you on hold for 12 months. If you don’t want to hold that long then just have another RTD and leave your address after the beep. A trainee care worker will be right over.

If you are an Oil & gas worker, press 4 to be put thru to AirNZ reservations. We don’t want you, but the Aussie do

If you are a union organiser and you’d like to access our complimentary ‘Schedule a Strike’ service, press 5

If you are a small business owner, then press 6 to be put through to Christoper Luxton. He’ll tell you how its done.

If you are a member of the ‘High on Labour’ club, and your gear is nearly tapped out, then press 7. One of our friendly dealers will take your order.

If you are from Mr Peters’ Office, please note we’ve previously given you Jacinda’s direct number. Please hang up, call that number and leave a detailed message about the policy you’re demanding today. This will be delivered as per our secret coalition agreement.

If you are from the Media, then press 8#, and then enter your membership number. This week’s media plan will be emailed to you.

If you are a net taxpayer, the you can press ‘9’ continuously, but no one will answer. Get back to work.

If you are an agitated Green supporter the please press 0. We’ll replay some relaxing 1980’s eco-propaganda, and after the beep would you mind leaving us the name of your party leaders. We’ve forgotten who they are. Thank you. "

ANGRY PHONE image from DreamTime

Friday, October 26, 2018

the delusions of the Left

Great commentary over at American Thinker yesterday by Patricia McCarthy

The Ever More Delusional Left

A snippet:

"... they (the Left) believe we are all mind-numbed, uninformed imbeciles who can be cajoled by their nonsense.  Obviously, there are radicals among us who do buy the left's blather, those who show up at women's marches wearing pussy hats sporting signs on which only the profanity is spelled correctly.  Those people are not a majority anywhere; they are the disordered among us. The left has psychologized politics; their party has become a refuge for the deranged persons who seem to think they live in the worst nation on earth when, in fact, they live in the greatest country ever created.   Everyone should read Arthur Chrenkoff's column."

"Piling hysteria on top of moonbattery, then, we have the media and the left's crazed reaction to the murder of Jamal Khoshoggi,  the sometime opinion columnist for the Washington Post.  He was not actually a journalist, he was an advocate for the Muslim Brotherhood.  Had he changed?  Who knows?  The mainstream media is convinced that he was some kind of hero and that Trump is somehow responsible for his murder at the hands of a Saudi kill squad..."

Arthur Chrenkoff's column "Dear Resistance, listen to my lived totalitarian experience – you have no effing idea what you’re talking about" is a MUST read, too. 

A snippet:

"You can pick up any of the thousands of books written about life under a dictatorship and read all about it, or you can watch a doco or listen to a podcast, but clearly you couldn’t be bothered to do so thus far in your life, so I’m going to give you potted version of how a real tyranny (it does not particularly matter whether communist or fascist as they are quite similar in practice, which is of course another thing you don’t want to hear, but that’s tough – they certainly have far more in common with each other than with a free society) works and what the world in which I was growing up looked like:

There is no democracy. There is only political party (actually there were two minor and irrelevant fig leaves, which were wholly controlled by the Party and would never act in any way contrary to the Party). All other parties and political activities are banned. Elections such as they are consists of a chance to vote for the Party candidate. It doesn’t matter if you vote against them as results will be falsified to show universal support and approval. The Party controls the government, so the two terms are interchangeable; in fact the Party pretty much controls everything. There is no way for an ordinary citizen to have a political impact, except by joining the Party, and even then the range of options is completely circumscribed by the guiding ideology.

There are no freedoms and civil liberties as they are commonly understood. There is no freedom of speech. Saying anything against the Party, even a joke, can lead to an arrest if you’re overheard and/or reported to the authorities. "

Dear "insert country name", Sweden proves Socialism wrong


Hey NZ

WHEN will you LEARN that Socialism does NOT work?  (Trump knows... Jacinda doesn't...)

Here are some videos discussing how Sweden has recently PROVED Socialism wrong:

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Liberal = Democrat = Leftist = Communist = Marxist = Totalitarianism

From "Let's Stop Calling it Liberalism" on American Thinker (yes, one of my favorite sites)

"Now that Trump is midway through his second year as president, I believe we can now announce without fear of the Post-Orwellian Thought Police: the enemies of President Trump are the enemies of the family, the Constitution, morality, and sanity. They are collectively the enemies of our nation's future, who actively seek to flood the nation with third-world refugees while disarming the native population. In a word, President Trump's enemies are barbarians within the gates, and they have gotten this far because they do a good job of weeping when retaliation looms. We now must update our terminology if we are consciously to move ahead: the words "liberal," "progressive," "Democrat" are what "National Socialist" are to "Nazi." They are a lot of misleading verbiage.

The success of the totalitarian party has nothing to do with being morally superior, but being eternal victims. The key to destroying eternal victimhood is to recognize it."

"Those willing to find out the truth have access to information never before experienced by mere mortals. Stupidity is comforting, but its comfort is solely a prelude to fascism."

The left has FULLY embraced totalitarianism.  Time to realize it and mock them out of existence. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Wilburine

From Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse "Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Discusses China Trade Visit":

"Secretary Ross is like the Babe Ruth of trade-baseball. Wilburine has a way of taking complex issues pitched to him, and knocking them out of the ballpark with an extremely fast common sense bat. He makes it look effortless."
"Previous administrations allowed BIG LABOR and BIG BUSINESS to write all the agreements and rules. In their backrooms they worked out the details. Policy was willingly handed over to corrupt Wall Street interests and corrupt Labor Union leadership.

A recent point of reference was within the Obama administration. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote the actual verbiage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP agreement. Obviously the beneficiaries were those who the U.S. CoC supported; ie. Wall Street multinational corporations. In return those multinationals give the U.S. CoC hundreds of millions in contributions (payoffs for policy).

In exchange for control over the trade policy, the U.S. CoC pay the politicians. This is why the U.S. CoC is the biggest lobbyist (by far) in Washington DC. In essence, for three decades all prior administrations were allowing Wall Street to write the trade agreements.

Now think about that.

In essence, by giving up control over our nation’s trade agreements, all previous administrations were giving away control over the U.S. economy to multinational corporations.

Understanding this former dynamic, is it a surprise why the middle-class was destroyed and Wall Street benefited?

Remember, there are TRILLIONS at stake." ... Read the rest here.

NOW you know why the Washington "swamp" is so PISSED OFF that President Trump got elected fair and square!!! It is POTUS vs the SWAMP... luckily he has Secretary Ross in his corner.


Friday, March 23, 2018

All cultures are NOT equal in an advanced economy

Bring back the middle class - and it's VALUES.  What are these values?

Amy Wax explains:  "Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. Go the extra mile for your employer or client. Be a patriot, ready to serve the country. Be neighborly, civic-minded, and charitable. Avoid coarse language in public. Be respectful of authority. Eschew substance abuse and crime.

These basic cultural precepts reigned from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. They could be followed by people of all backgrounds and abilities, especially when backed up by almost universal endorsement. Adherence was a major contributor to the productivity, educational gains, and social coherence of that period.

Did everyone abide by those precepts? Of course not. There are always rebels — and hypocrites, those who publicly endorse the norms but transgress them. But as the saying goes, hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. Even the deviants rarely disavowed or openly disparaged the prevailing expectations.

Was everything perfect during the period of bourgeois cultural hegemony? Of course not. There was racial discrimination, limited sex roles, and pockets of anti-Semitism. However, steady improvements for women and minorities were underway even when bourgeois norms reigned. Banishing discrimination and expanding opportunity does not require the demise of bourgeois culture. Quite the opposite: The loss of bourgeois habits seriously impeded the progress of disadvantaged groups."

Gamaliel Isaac discusses Amy Wax's comments at AT and points out "By substituting the government for fathers as a breadwinner for children, government welfare has reduced the incentive for black women to get married with the result that many black children grow up in single families. Welfare also created an incentive for black women to have as many babies as possible since they get increased benefits for each. As a result, many black children lack a supportive environment that encourages educational achievement. Amy Wax is right in claiming that the government can’t force blacks to make good choices, but our public schools can stop indoctrinating black children that they are helpless victims of racism. Instead, schools could teach them that if they work hard, they can succeed -- maybe even become president of the United States. More importantly, our schools, instead of indoctrinating blacks that they live in a racist society, could start addressing the problem of black racism and teach that all racist beliefs, whether black or white, are wrong."