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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Random Shots for Saturday, 21 May 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    In related news, got this from Marty Sweeney:

    https://facebook.com/LPNewMexico/posts/1339075432775745

  2. Posted to Facebook

    What I’ve seen of Weld’s “established political record” is that he blew off his 1990 campaign promises in 1993 and by 1995 was a willing cohort of his former nemesis Bulger.

    And how many of these “tens of millions of dollars” will actually end up in Libertarian Party coffers? Not many, if the LPNY’s 2006 experience with him is any indication.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    So what?

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Elisheva Hannah Levin

    What. I wrote to a friend–yes, still a friend for my part–who is very angry with me about our political disagreements. I have edited this somewhat to protect her and me.

    I wrote:
    Wow.
    First, major party status in New Mexico comes with major-party headaches. Do some digging into what happened to the Greens in 2000. It is not all sunshine and lollipops.

    Second, the LPNM and the LP stand for something. And that stance is what might attract members from other parties who are tired of standing for nothing but the next election and the power plays of their elected officials/party establishment gurus. It would benefit the latter people greatly to make sure the LP becomes progressive-lite, which would neutralize our candidate in the election. In any contest between several people sharing the same values (in this case, pragmatism), the most consistent wins. That would not be us.

    If you are an infiltrator, as you claimed, you are not that much of a threat to anyone. You would more likely be a useful idiot. That is what I was in my brief and destructive romance with the left when I was trying to save my marriage. I had no power. And frankly, neither do we in the LPNM. In the scheme of playing with the big boys, we are unimportant.

    What do we have? Our values and our stubborn hold on our individual rights, a heritage from our intellectual forebear’s, who were certainly more capable than we. But right now, we are it. We are here. Liberty lives or dies with us. It is a rare thing in the history of the world.

    It was a small percentage of stubborn Yankees who began this whole thing, with their insistence on ordered liberty and self-government from the Mayflower Compact through the deposing of Governor Andros in 1688, to the French and Indian war, the Boston Tea Party, and to Lexington and Concord. They were joined by the Virginians and other people from the South. They had terrific verbal battles amongst themselves, but somehow the Spirit of ’76 prevailed and they wrested an imperfect union from a long, difficult war with their English brethren. Most of them were just people. Like you and me. They didn’t have the ear of kings or kingmakers. They didn’t have a lot of money. They had a stubborn set of ideas about their rights as Englishmen, the evils of tyrants, and the benefits of self-government.

    Well, I claim those ideas. And so has the LP. And I have taken my stand. For Liberty. I thought you had, too. Stay standing with us. We will argue. We will be angry at one another. But by G-d we will stand. If only to tell our children when they ask what it was like to be free, we can say we did what we did for their liberty.

    I am not mad at you. I don’t hate you. I simply do not agree with you on strategy and tactics. I thought we agreed on the value of liberty, and I hope that we still do.

  5. Posted to Facebook

    Actually, it was in 1993 that Weld worked for the hoplophobes and victim disarmers.

  6. Posted to Facebook

    ‎Chuck Hudson‎ >>Libertarian Party of New Mexico

    Governor. When you were the governor of New Mexico you were accessible. Fridays, we had 5 minutes with the you. As I watch you in this election I am wondering, Where is the governor I knew? Where is the governor that told Washington to stick it? The governor that stood up and taught a state about freedom is not having Santa Fe hanging about our necks like an albatross. I’ve watched your debates. I did not see Gary Johnson. The man who 2 years ago tore a new ass on the forest service for using SWAT uniforms and tactics to search people. I see man who looks like him. But sounds like Romney. Not the man who a few weeks ago called Trump a pus….. well you remember.
    That is the man I want for president not the one I see before me. I want the president who as a governor offered to deliver K rails to the Pueblo tribes to block the highways. Not the man who wants Jews to bake Nazi cakes

  7. Posted to Facebook

    Make that two (2) shares.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. New York TimesIn Shift, Massachusetts Governor Backs Gun Law

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Friday, 20 May 2016

Random Shots for Friday, 20 May 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    So one of the “brightest stars” in the drive to “move the ball down the field towards liberty and enable the cultural shifts that allow for a touch down” is a guy with a track record of moving the ball away from liberty, at least where the Second Amendment is concerned?

    Last time I checked, running the ball towards your own end zone isn’t considered a good plan. Granted, I’ve no use for the NFL, but when I do watch, I don’t see anyone doing that sort of thing.

    http://nytimes.com/1993/10/01/us/in-shift-massachusetts-governor-backs-gun-law.html

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Elisheva’s misgivings about Gary started when Gary said that Jews should be forced to bake cakes for Nazis in the first televised debate on Stossel. Afterwards, Gary made a speech at UNM where she told him to his face “I will go to jail before I bake a cake for a Nazi.” Gary’s endorsement of Weld seems to be the final straw.

    https://facebook.com/elielevin/posts/10153847972539900

    As for myself, I will withhold support for Weld until I see that Weld has publicly and explicitly renounced his prior support for more restrictions upon the right of individuals to own and carry weapons. That renunciation should also specify a penalty clause should Weld then support victim disarmament again after issuing that renunciation.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    http://ncc-1776.org/tle2009/tle523-20090614-03.html

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Is this the same William Weld who thinks that the individual right to own and carry weapons should be turned via legislation into a State-granted privilege?

    Is he ever going to get the shock of his life when he shows up in Orlando and sees delegates carrying sidearms.

  5. Posted to Facebook here, here, here, and here

    https://reason.com/blog/2016/05/18/william-weld-taxation-is-theft

    https://reason.com/blog/2016/05/19/william-weld-isnt-a-softcore-libertarian

  6. Posted to Facebook

    Ah OK.

    Has Weld ever renounced his prior support for more restrictions upon the individual right to own and carry weapons?

    http://upi.com/Archives/1993/09/29/Reversing-stance-Mass-governor-urges-gun-control/8685749275200/

    See also

    http://city-journal.org/html/bill-weld’s-revolution-wasn’t-12372.html

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Truth and ActionBaltimore Sun Columnist: I am More Afraid of White, Legal Gun Owners than Actual Murderers
  2. Defense One

         How the Pentagon is Preparing for a Tank War With Russia by Patrick Tucker

         The Futuristic Aircraft That May Replace the Black Hawk Will Fly Next Year by Marcus Weisgerber

  3. Reason

         Hit & Run: William Weld Isn’t a Softcore Libertarian — He Just Isn’t a Libertarian At All by Jesse Walker

         Hit & Run: William Weld: ‘Taxation is Theft’! by Brian Doherty

  4. UPI — Reversing stance, Mass. governor urges gun control
  5. City Journal [CJ] — Bill Weld’s Revolution That Wasn’t by Jeff Jacoby

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Monday, 16 May 2016

Random Shots for Monday, 16 May 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Previously, my results were 91% for Austin Petersen:

    http://isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential/2283610784

    Now the site says I’m 90% with Marc Feldman.

    http://isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential/2317799092

    The funniest part of it all is that the page that says I side with Petersen by 91% also says that I side with myself by 94%. Go figure.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    “We all need to pull together for our children”

    I don’t have any kids, so I just have my paycheck looted every two weeks to pay for this.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. OverkillThe Killing Kind

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No Chrome For Me

Filed under: Frustrations, Life, Technology — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:05 PM (18:05)

Way back when, say, around December, 2008, I downloaded and installed Google Chrome. At the time I first tried it, I was also having connectivity problems. Which, if you’re a Chrome user, is a big problem, because Chrome needs to connect to Google’s servers to actually, you know, function at all. When I got nowhere with it, I decided “that’s enough for me.”

Side note: This is a big reason I have no interest in buying a Chromebook, as the Chromebook also requires a connection to the Google servers. Sometimes I need to do things at home. And I prefer to store my files at home, where I know where they are — “store it on the cloud” is just a fancy way to say “trust ME with your files . . .”

Fast-forward seven years and change . . .

Today I was halfway across Albuquerque, and opened Chrome on my new phone (an LG K7) to check for Pizza 9 locations near me. I typed in “pizza9.com,” and instead of just taking me to that site, Chrome bounced me over to btnactive.net, then something else, finally ending up on pizzahut.com

Mind you, this is the FIRST TIME I’ve launched Chrome on this phone or any other device or system, since 2008.

And it’s also a brand-new phone — I purchased it on Friday at about 5:45 PM, and haven’t used it much.

So I installed Mozilla Firefox instead.

In a way, it’s sort of good that this happened, as about three hours later, I found out that my debit account had been hacked . . .


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Never Been to Ephrata, PA, But . . .

Filed under: Frustrations, Life — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:02 PM (18:02)

After I finished my shift at the day job, I stopped by the nearest Circle K gas station / convenience store for a fountain drink — a “Polar Pop,” they call it.

It’s all of 0.95 in total, including GRT.

Imagine my surprise when the clerk tells me my debit / credit card was declined.

Anyway, I had a spare ∅1 note to cover it, but still . . .

So I get home and log into my Nusenda account. That’s when I discover that my card had been hacked, or cracked, or whatever.

Apparently, Nusenda locked out my account because some asswipe in Ephrata, Pennsylvania decided to help himself (herself?) to ∅90 worth of goodies at the local Wal-Mart, using my account to pay for it all.

I haven’t been to my old stomping grounds (about 50 miles east of Ephrata) in 21 years and change. When I did live in Pennsylvania, I never had a reason to go any part of Lancaster County. So I’m guessing that the perpetrator was just using some random card number obtained from the internet or whatever, which just happened to be mine.

May his / her genitals rot until his / her dying day.


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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Random Shots for Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. American Shooting JournalWomen In High-threat Security Exist by Danielle Breteau and John Oliver
  2. OverkillThe Years of Decay
  3. lewrockwell.com [LRC] — Libertarians for Trump, Revisited by Walter E. Block
  4. The New york Times [NYT] — A Confession of Liberal Intolerance by Nicholas Kristof
  5. ReasonHillary Clinton Picks a Doomed Fight With Americans Over Guns by J.D. Tuccille

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Monday, 9 May 2016

Random Shots for Monday, 9 May 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Anyone who truly believes that “synthetic = bad” is free to strip all of the synthetic plastic insulation from the wiring in their home and car.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Disagree with it all you want. Can you refute it?

  3. Posted to Facebook

    I’ll save you the trouble, and include evidence to support my point:

    Obamacare was a copy and paste job from Massachusetts Romneycare. This point was offered up by Jon Gruber, the MIT economics professor who helped Romney in 2006 with Romneycare, then assisted Obama in 2009 / 2010 with Obamacare. When Romney tried to differentiate Romneycare from Obamacare, Gruber got pissed and said “They’re the same fucking thing.”

    In 1994, when Romney ran for U.S. Senate against Ted Kennedy, he went on TV talking about how he was “no friend of the NRA.” In 2004, he signed an “assault weapon” ban into the Massachusetts state statutes. It wasn’t until he decided to run for president that he decided to get right with the Second Amendment.

    So no, I’m NOT going to say nice things about Romney. He made the welfare state more expensive, the regulatory state more intrusive, when he didn’t have to.

    Part of me wants T.rump to go hog-wild and burn the GOP to the ground. At least then, I won’t have Republicans calling me a traitor when I refuse to support their candidates.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Romney’s position on health care, as he stated in the first televised debate, was to repeal and replace Obamacare “with what we did in Massachusetts.” Classic bait and switch, only a significant fraction of the GOP didn’t fall for it.

  5. Posted to Facebook

    From 2006

    Here’s the clips where Slick Willard thanks Jon Gruber for helping with Romneycare, with Ted Kennedy on the stage. So much for Romney “vetoing” the plan.

    https://youtu.be/urpAkogOA68

    https://youtu.be/-GL6Sw_U1gk

    Here Romney talks with Neil Cavuto about the plan.

    https://youtu.be/h__s18YXcMs

    WAIT! BUT THERE’S MORE!

    From 1994, when Romney ran for U.S. Senate against Ted Kennedy:

    https://youtu.be/eOmtvIQlgj4

  6. Posted to Facebook

    http://thegarrisoncenter.org/archives/5883

  7. Posted to Liberty.Me —

    If I imported my WordPress blog, I might crash the servers. I’ve been posting to it semi-regularly since 2008.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Star Wars: Kara — Short Film
  2. The GuardianSuperheroes a ‘cultural catastrophe’, says comics guru Alan Moore by Allison Flood
  3. politicsintheusa.com — It’s Official — the First Democratic Convention Just Abolished Superdelegates
  4. Children of a Dead Earth Trailer
  5. KSP — To the Mun without a Rocket — short edit
  6. The William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism by Thomas L. KnappRumors of the GOP’s Demise are Exaggerated, but There’s Still Good News
  7. OverkillUnder the Influence, The Years of Decay

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Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:56 AM (00:56)

Larry Correia sums up the conversations I had with local Republicans back in 2012 over Romney and U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson.

I’ve added additional line breaks and spaces for readability, corrected a few typos, but otherwise haven’t changed it.

Mind you, for me it took place over the space of six months, whereas Larry Correia says it only took two days. I guess that’s part of the price of fame?

Where I differ with Larry (and most of the Republicans) is this part about McCain and Romney:

Still voted for them because they were obviously better than Obama.

Both McCain and Romney were routinely on the side of making the welfare state more expensive, the regulatory state more intrusive. Both used gun owners as a rhetorical soccer ball, to be kicked around when politically expedient. Both support the scam of “global warming,” “climate change” and the “necessity” for “clean” energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal) to be subsidized, if only it’s their people getting the subsidies.

Still, better late than never, right?

Anyway, on to the fun part —

Larry Correia

What the last two days have been like on the internet:

Me: I will never vote for Trump.

Trumpkins: Quit your whining butt hurt crybaby, you owe us your vote, so get in line!

Me: No

Trumpkins: WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

That, times a thousand.

OR:

Me: I will never vote for Trump.

Sad Republican: Lesser of two evils! SCOTUS picks!

Me. Long winded response about how a short term victory to get an amoral statist into office in our name, will tarnish the conservative movement forever, and ensure authoritarian democrat socialism for a generation.

Sad Republican: WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! (only spelled correctly, and arranged in coherent sentences)

EDIT TO ADD: And look down, already it begins again. I started responding down there, but you know what? Fuck those guys. They’ve proven over the last few months they’re too stupid to live anyway. Why waste time responding to bullshit individually, when I can just respond to all the tired bullshit up here once? It is like an industrial bullshit thresher!

WHAAAAAAAAA you might as well vote for Hillary.

Funny. You low information dipshits elected a democrat, so now it is the problem of life long conservatives that another different democrat will win because we won’t support your democrat?

But WHAAAAAAAAAAAA

EDIT 2:

WHAAAAAAA staying home is a vote for Hillary!

Nope.

WHAAAAAAAAA voting third party is a vote for Hillary!

Nope.

The best thing that ever happened for Hillary was you morons picking the one dude out of 15 she was the most likely to beat.

WHAAAAAAAA conservative SCOTUS!

You should have thought of that before you picked an amoral liberal to be your guy then, huh?

EDIT 3

WHAAAAAAAAAAAA Build a Wall!

Ain’t gonna happen. Sucker.

WHAAAAAAAAAAA! People like you should get out of America!

Try and make me. You’d better bring friends.

WHAAAAAAAA! u r teh suck i not can spell words gud America!

Well. Okay then. (check the other thread this one is surprisingly common)

EDIT 4

WHAAAAAAAA! McCain! Romney!

Yep. A big government asshole and a mushy moderate. Still voted for them because they were obviously better than Obama. Trump is Clinton in an Oompa Loompa costume. Trump makes Romney look like Reagan. Trump makes McCain look calm and rational.

WHAAAAAAA! RINO! Establishment!

So you ran an amoral statist who funds the establishment? That’ll show them.

EDIT 5: This responding once thing is fantastic! I should have thought of it years ago.
grin emoticon

Sad Wishful Thinking Republican: WHAAAAA? IF he isn’t lying recently, and IF he surrounds himself with good people (who he has been insulting and lying about for months) and IF this malignant narcissist listens to advice and IF his clownish behavior is just an act and IF he doesn’t totally drag down the GOP and IF he doesn’t cost us the senate, then MAYBE he’ll be okay? WHAAAA?

Damn dude. That’s a lot of ifs. I want a pony.

EDIT 6: WHAA? Even though he’s been in favor of gun bans his whole life and helped anti gun politicans get elected in states he doesn’t even do business in as recently as 2014, And he’s either lying and made it to 68 before he realized what the 2nd Amendment was for, or he’s just really really slow. And he still bans concealed carry on his properties . . . But his son shoots 3-gun competition, so maybe he’ll be okay on guns? WHAAA?

Good luck with that.

WHAAAAAAAAAAA! He has to fund the campaigns of liberal statists! Because that’s just good business! Sure, he overwhelmingly gave to liberals, and the only republicans he gave to were the establishment types we supposedly hate, but bribery is normal and good! EXTRA WHAAAAAAA!

You’re a fucking retard.

EDIT 7: (this one doesn’t get a WHAAA, because it is more of a SIGH) I’m not going to yell at you or demand you fall in line. Trump is evil. Hillary is worse. I have to vote for the lesser of two evils.

Can’t fault your reasoning. But for me and a lot of people? Trump is a bridge too far. We’ve had moderates and RINOs and held our nose and voted for them. But this isn’t a moderate or a RINO. This is an amoral statist authoritarian liberal, who got to where he was by being a huckster con appealing to anger and fear. He is a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He is an insult to the founders, a disgrace to our people, and in the unlikely event he wins, will probably go down in history as the man who ended any hope of small government or individual liberty in America.

I won’t have that stain on my soul.

EDIT 8: These are from the mega thread.

WHAAAAAAAAA Your bad language and hurtful words offend me! You should be more respectful and clean up your language! But Trump tells it like it is Keeping It Real!

Actually, that one is so stupid it shouldn’t get a whaa. It should get a baaaa. Sheep.

WHAAAAAAAA God has forsaken America, insert smug religious nonsense here! Now support my amoral serial adulturing pro abortion casino owner or God will smite thee!

As a religious man, all these years I thought those dumb stereotypes about idiotic hypocritical evangelicals were made up by smug liberals to mock Christians. It took Trump to show me the light. Praise the flaxen haired casino god!

EDIT 9: WHAAA! What could possibly persuade you to support Trump?

He nominates a fantastic VP and then has a stroke before November.

EDIT 10

WHAAAA! I’m poor. You are rich. My roof leaks and it is conservatives fault. I can’t afford health insurance because of Obamacare so I love the guy who supports single payer. Make America Great again! My run on paragraph complains about how unfair life is and you are being mean, then I’m going to complain about your religion and act surprised that in the year 2016 a grown up plays video games.

And the funny thing is, this particular dude opened by accusing me of having a “melt down”.
grin emoticon

EDIT 11:

WHAAAAA! If you don’t vote for Trump you can’t complain!

Oh? Watch me.

WHA? Insert Tortured Chess Game Analogy — in check because of a horrible mistake, but where a desperate gamble can still pull out an ugly win, but closes with a vow to not make that mistake in the next game . . .

Artistic, except Trump is more Hungry Hungry Hippos speed than Chess. Also, you assume after this victory there will be another game to be had. Not if Trump drags the GOP down with him there isn’t. Both sides will be the same color after that. It will be all big government statism to the end.

You want to talk chess? Try thinking more than one move ahead. Trump win now. Authoritarian win forever.

WHAAAAAAA! You are my favorite writer but I want to have Trump babies and you called me low information so my feeling are hurt!

Good. That was what I was going for. Low information is being charitable. That suggests you are basically a decent person who fell for a con. The other possibility is that you saw through his populist rhetoric, but you actually do want an authoritarian strongman in control. Now that would be really insulting.

EDIT 12:

WHA-sniff. Pretentious literary criticism guy shows up and gets all snide and bitchy because I’m professional writer, then acts aloof.

Yep. I’m rich, popular, and successful. It’s awesome. You should try it some time.

WHAAAAA! No you’re the whining WHAAAA! Don’t say I’m upset or I’ll yell at you more! WHAAAA!

She said, totally oblivious that there is another thread on my page with 3000 posts about Trumpkins declaring any criticism of their false idol whining / crying / butthurt / meltdown. Because when you’ve got no coherent policy beyond slogans, you’ve got to meet criticism somehow!

WHA! Larry you were involved in shaking up this other small political thing involving a few thousand people! Why don’t you fix all the political problems in a country with 330 million people? WHA?

Yeah, dude, I’ll get right on that.

Scrolling through . . . A bunch more from sad republicans voting for the lesser evil. Yep. Feel your pain. Scroll up. No need to respond to those again. Angry Trumpkins. Roger that.

Ooooh, a new one.

WHAAA! NO LABELS! You shouldn’t call people Trumpkins!”

Forgive me No Labels Police. Writing out Coalition of Authoritarians And Low Information Voters Motivated By Anger And Fear Who Are Now Fully Invested In A Cult of Personality That Will Allow No Dissent got a little long to keep typing.

Now back to work. I have to keep up earning lots of money so the GOP fundraisers will keep calling me. This time I can laugh at them.

EDIT 13: Went to lunch, took care of some NFA paperwork, on the drive listened to conservative talk radio show hosts tying themselves into knots trying to explain away Trump’s authoritarian or nonsensical positions.

Now I’m back. Let’s see what’s new in this thread.

WHAAAAA! No you’re the whiner! I’m not going WHAAA! I know you are but what am I! I don’t care what you think! WHAAAA!

That is indeed a very compelling argument from somebody who feels the need to post on a complete stranger’s Facebook page.

WHAAAAAA! The establishment was owned by Goldman Sachs and George Soros! Oh wait . . . Trump has only been the nominee for 48 hours and he’s already hired a Goldman Sachs partner and George Soros hedge fund manager to be his finance chief to tap into that sweet liberal establishment money . . . Uh . . . Never mind! YOU SOUND ANGRY! CRY SOME MORE! WHAAA!

Ooh, a question I missed from earlier. Which VP pick would make me likely to back a Trump ticket?

There’s a bunch, though I’m not sure who would want to hitch his horse to this dumpster fire, but you missed the important part of my statement, which would be the catastrophic stroke before November.

Lots of You Sound Angry. Well, yeah I’m angry. A plurality of half wits picked the most uniquely unsuited candidate in Republican history. Duh. But I’m also perfectly rational writing about it. We might be at the fall of the Roman Empire, but at least I live in Byzantium.

Flipping through comments the rest is pretty much more of the same. Wow, there are some real braniacs in Trump cheerleader camp. Having those guys as the new standard bearers and big thinkers will be awesome for you guys. You traded in Thomas Sowell for Sean Hannity.

Then lots of posts from the despondent republicans rationalizing having to vote for an authoritarian clown, because he might be better than the harpy. Truly, I feel for you guys. I get why you’re doing it. Just can’t in good conscience pull that lever myself. Have fun explaining, defending, or owning all of his terrible decisions until November though.
smile emoticon

EDIT 14:

LOL! (they put LOL so you know when they are trying to be funny, otherwise it is really hard to tell) This Larry Correia guy obviously has a lot of free time on his hands!

Heh . . .
He he he
Ha ha ha ha HAW
BWA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAA snort

Oh, wait . . . You’re serious?

Though that isn’t as dumb an assumption as the guy in the last thread who said I must be a welfare check cashing Obama lover. I can’t wait until I finally make it as a *real* writer and I can write one book like every five years, instead the 2 1/2 a year I do now. I’m doing these edits between breaks working on a real book. Each one takes a couple minutes. Comments like this make me think that most people write really, really slow. It must suck to be lame like that. Get faster, scrub.

WHAAA!!! Electing Hillary will start a war!

Posted simultaneously with

WHAAAA! We need to burn it all down!

Sheesh, make up your mind Trumpkins.

WHAAAAAAA! Trump lives rent free in your head! Shut up or you will be accused of having Trump Derangement Syndrome! EXTRA HARD WHAAAAA!

Yeah . . . Because how crazy is it that a writer is writing about the biggest news story in the country right now, 48 hours after it happened? I’ll just toss that one in the Better Fall In Line pile.

The only derangement I’m seeing is people trying really hard to believe that Trump isn’t a liberal progressive. That’s like psychotic break level reasoning, but many here do seem to be pulling it off.

And the Naked Trump photo. YOU MONSTER. WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN CANNOT BE UNSEEN!

EDIT 15:

WHAAAA but liberal celebrities say they’ll leave the country if Trump wins!

Nobody is actually leaving. Liberals, like Trump, lie a lot.

WHAAAAAA! 25% of federal employees will quit if Trump leaves.

Nobody is actually quitting. Federal employees, like Trump, lie a lot.

WHAAAAAAA! This is TOO LONG!

But written in five minute blocks spread out over a long work day made it hilarious.
grin emoticon

##

I do believe that covers it. I’ll come back periodically to see what fresh forms of bullshit these mealy mouthed motherfuckers have brought up to try and persuade us to vote for their amoral statist over the other amoral statist.

FINAL EDIT — Oh man, that was fun. For anybody reading this whole thing, it started early this morning. About every hour or so I’d tune back in, read the new stuff, and comment once. I wish I would have thought of this years ago!

I had a mega thread the other day, but with FB’s ridiculous subthread comment system, I realized I was having 20 simultaneous arguments, and repeating myself because it was all the same thing over and over. This was way cooler, and with the added benefit of not having to listen to pedantic twats playing the childish Get The Last Word In game


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook page / Facebook profile / Google Plus / Liberty.Me blog / Liberty.Me profile / seen.life / Tea Party Community / tsu / Twitter / WordPress.com

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Sunday, 8 May 2016

Random Shots for Sunday, 8 May 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    “Would you support Mitt Romney as an alternative to Trump?”

    Didn’t the GOP go down the Romney Road in 2012? How successful was that endeavour?

    Seriously, the case against Obama for 2012 was made in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Obama and his supporters.

    The fact is that Slick Willard was patently unable to sell himself as *fundamentally better* than Obama. Not after creating the template for Obamacare and treating gun owners as a rhetorical soccer ball, kicking us around when it was convenient for him.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Surely the folks at Tracking Point included a bit in the operator’s manual that tells you how to change the WiFi password or at least disable the WiFi connection . . . ?

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Gun Watch by Dean Weingarten — How New York Became a Nexus of Second Amendment Infringement
  2. Ammoland Shooting Sports News‘Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership’ Organizational Update 2015 by Alan Korwin
  3. fossBytesHackers Can Hack Smart Sniper Rifles Running on Linux And Change Its Target by Adarsh Verma

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

So the Catholic Church Says “Spend More” ?

Filed under: Media, Politics, Principles, Reading — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:28 PM (18:28)

Today’s Albuquerque Journal ran an article on page C1 (“Metro & New NM”) — PullTogether kicks off, faces funding skepticism

From the article —

In a separate and somewhat dueling news conference, Archbishop of Santa Fe John C. Wester said he wants state leaders to do more than “sing a jingle,” and to find new revenue sources to pay for programs such as state-assisted child care and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or food stamps.

Now if the IRS were to yank the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s 501(c)(3) non-profit status so that donations are no longer deductible on the donors’ 1040 (and PIT-1 ?) and the Church were subject to the same sorts of taxation as, say, the rest of us, how much could the State of New Mexico rake in from Wester and his buddies?

If Bishop Wester really cares about “the children” as much as he professes, why doesn’t he cut the check to the State for whatever amount he deems necessary right now?

Or he could directly help those he claims to care about so much — which is preferable from my viewpoint, as that doesn’t further increase the expenses and intrusiveness of Santa Fe, Washington DC, and One Civic Plaza.

Add to that the point that if those who profess to care about poor people so much would simply directly provide the help they say they is necessary instead of lobbying and agitating for a larger, more intrusive, more expensive welfare state, there wouldn’t be as much of an underclass in America needing that help.

Finally, to paraphrase a friend from years ago:

Poverty in the Third World is when there are flies crawling on your kids as they go through a trash heap, looking for whatever.

Poverty in America is when you get that letter from Comcast or DirecTV with “FINAL NOTICE” printed across the top in big letters.


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 18.5
  2. Reposted –
    1. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoLPNM Blog / LPNM Official Facebook page / LPNM Official Facebook group
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Google Plus / Twitter / WordPress.com

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