Friday, June 29, 2007

NO Income Tax?

Ron Paul (R-Tex) has entered the presidential arena with a revolutionary new platform.

Among other radical reforms, he desires to abolish the IRS and the income tax. He believes government did well enough before the 16th Amendment and wants to repeal it.

"That government which governs best governs least..."


We note with pleasure that the Supreme Court has just overturned certain race-based school program laws. The decision will evidently affect certain programs throughout the nation that assign students to schools based on race (I thought this was made illegal by the Civil Rights Act?) as well as affect many decisions that are based solely on race.

The decision states that race may not be used as a criteria.

People of all races should be overjoyed, as well as educators. But they won't.

The fake ministers of poverty and race will continue to advocate for policies that ultimately do more harm than good based on race, denying those of minority persuasion even the opportunity to complete on an even playing field.

And educators are already crying about losing programs.

They will do anything to marginalize certain races if it means protecting a budget.

Amazing how the policies designed to eliminate race-based thinking and discrimination have only perpetuated it.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


"In the long run, the greatest weapon of mass destruction is stupidity."

Thomas Sowell

"New" Immigration Policy Recommendation

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

President Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

NYPD - New York's finest?

This just in from the "What Next?" file.

An employee of a private real estate company (we'll call him T) was painting out graffiti on a garbage enclosure one rainy morning recently. A long-standing problem in NYC, graffiti (the self-indulgent scribblings designed to boost the "self-esteem" of morons) has resulted in numerous programs operated by the city, including one in which the city will paint it out or remove it themselves in order to keep the streets attractive.

T was painting brown paint on a brown enclosure to cover the graffiti tags placed there the night before. NYPD Officers "A" and "B" (names withheld to protect the stupid) saw this and proceeded to stop the offense by tackling him against a wall. T proceeded to show them his company ID and the logo-emblazoned uniform he was wearing. No luck. He displayed his maintenance toolbag. "Those are burglar tools - you are just getting yourself in deeper" according to A.

When T's supervisor happened across the scene, B explained to her that he could have been "removing the graffiti to tag it again".

1. In the rain?

2. In daylight?

3. In a company uniform?

4. In a bright yellow raincoat?

5. With a company ID?

The "Officers" couldn't watch him a few minutes to see what he was doing. They couldn't identify themselves and ask what he was doing. They tackled him blindly from behind and made several key assumptions.

NYPD can't seem to catch a graffiti artst in the act AT ALL - witness the prevalence of spray can scrawl all over the city. But let a maintenance worker just try to make it better himself.....

WTF is wrong with people?

Nice Guys?

Despite the painful wishes of the suffering Left, there really is such a thing as sheer motiveless malice - Father Flanagan to the contrary notwithstanding. There are bad people in the world, and their evil propensities stem as much from inheritance as from environment. You have only to look around to realize that you cannot make a scoundrel decent by patting him on the head. What you can do about him is a deep subject, but pretending that he is basically a nice guy does not properly address the problem.

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better?

Jeff Cooper writes in February, 2003:

"The NRA winter meeting was held at Corpus Christi, Texas, which is an interesting place - pretty far off to one side. Local historians tell us that this was one of the stop-offs of Cabeza de Vaca, who was put off from the Narvaez expedition in Florida and hiked all the way to Mexico City. This is a long hike, and in the early 16th century it was definitely fraught. It is one of the great adventure stories of all time, and should be more widely retold than it is.We learned at Corpus that while male hunting in the US is somewhat declining, female hunting is on a definite upswing. I guess the decline is simply due to the steady urbanization of our society. The countryside is an unfamiliar venue for most of our young men; but as to the girls, I see this as a manifestation of inverted machismo. ("Anything you can do I can do better.") Which is sort of silly, but nonetheless pervasive."

Nature itself teaches us that a vacuum will be filled. If men succumb to the pervasive preszence of anti-male thought, political correctness at all costs, and abdicate the position of provider, leader, and warrior, it may be expected that the only other sex on the planet will step in in ever-increasing numbers to fill the void.

Although any good reason why we would allow the superior sex abandon the special treatment we provide them and assume our roles evades me.

For shame.

Monday, June 25, 2007


"Hypersensitivity and political correctness are signs of a society in which too many people have nothing serious to do. It makes a bland and sour society, full of rancor, but devoid of spirit."

Charley Reese


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