Archive for the ‘common sense’ Category

“tell me true, tell me why…”*

Take your latest paycheck. For that week, two weeks, whatever, take the Federal withholding. Add the Social Security withholding. Then add the Medicare withholding. Look at that total. Just look at it. Now remember that the US Federal debt is currently $23.2 trillion, which given a current US population of 329 million is $70,517 in historically epic spendclownery per American.

keep ’em locked

Look me in the eye. Check that, I can’t see squat, my cataracts are still in for another couple weeks. Look your kid in the eye. Don’t tell me, tell your kid that one about how we “don’t pay our fair share.” Then tell your kid how that’s the problem. Good luck with that.

* post title comes from Pink Floyd’s “The Post War Dream”

exactly which lady part?

Yes, I’m well aware that the left classifies me as a card-carrying Samurai in the War on Women.

that’s me, fighting women

On the other hand, Barack Obama and the left really care about women. Don’t take my word for it, just watch this perverted ad for conclusive proof.

Surely Obama will be quite proud to show that crowning achievement “first time” ad to his grandchildren one day. We “Warriors on Women” have a polar opposite message for the ladies we love: vote for your individual liberties, vote with your God-given ability to reason.

yes, that part

kick the can down the road

Last Thursday, the Federal Reserve tripled down on failed policy.  According to Twitchy, the US will “stimulate” the Demise by purchasing $40 billion in mortgage debt monthly.  When you wake up one day in the not too distant future, asking yourself “what happened?”, remember that Ben Shalom Bernanke was a big piece of the puzzle.

generational thief

Are you terrible at math?

Hair on fire about Mitt’s tax returns?  Let me help you out:  Mitt has earned millions, $0 direct impact on you.  Obama has stolen & wasted trillions of your grandchildren’s yet earned money.  So Obama is very literally a million times worse, and infinitely worse if you have an ounce of intellectual honesty.

public sector unions: fundamentally destructive

In 1959, newly elected Wisconsin Democrat Governor Gaylord Nelson (who later founded Earth Day) signed the first collective bargaining law for public employees.

Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin’s Democrat Governor in 1959

Jeff Jacoby did a great job yesterday at Townhall explaining why collective bargaining is such a terrible idea in the public sector:

when labor and management bargain in the public sector, they are divvying up public funds, not private profits. Government bureaucrats don’t have to worry about losing business to their competitors; state agencies can’t relocate to another part of the country. There is little incentive to hold down wages and benefits, since the taxpayers who will be picking up the tab have no seat at the table. On the other hand, government managers have a powerful motivation to yield to government unions: Union members vote, and their votes can be deployed to reward politicians who give them what they want — or punish those who don’t

there is no nuance to Obama…

…he simply thinks you’re stupid.  He believes this deeply enough to bet his political future on it.

O knows you’re a dodo

This morning, Obama’s press conference occurred in the Twilight Zone (watch the clip on Right Scoop), in which he floated this whopper:

The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government”

Liberals want a dead Constitution

Mark Levin has an amazing talent for illustrating simple truths that are plain to see, yet easy to miss. Case in point from one of his recent shows: surely you’ve heard a liberal yearn for their holy grail of a “living, breathing Constitution.” It never struck me this way before Mark said it, but a living, breathing Constitution (i.e. an infinitely, casually changeable one) is actually a dead Constitution, because the words cease to mean anything.

not living or breathing

As Mark eloquently put it, we are a living, breathing people guided by a well conceived, stable, foundational law of the land. A liberal newspeak constitution would never be worthy of such company.

we don’t care about education

Do you support spending more money to “fix” our education system, debt be darned?  Forbidding school choice?  Awarding tenure to chair warmers?  Empowering government teacher unions because sweat shops existed in the private sector in the early 1900’s?  How about lowering graduation standards to pad the stats and to protect the guilty (hat tip Richard F. Miniter at American Thinker)?  Legislating sledgehammer school calendar restrictions at the state level, ‘cuz that’ll fix it (#goodGrief)?  How about a nationally “elite” private HS excusing students on May Day, thereby showing solidarity for what? Indoctrinated dolts in the year the Occupy abomination was spawned? The good ol’ May Days celebrated by Marxists?

It’s not working folks, and you’ve run out of excuses.  Do you even care about educating our kids?  If so, you have a strange way of showing it.  From the University of Southern California’s Master of Arts in Teaching website (Feb 2011), the following infographic (to which I added some flair) paints a dismal picture.  The US outspends Finland by 37% per child.  Finland beats US by 15.6% in Math and by 15.1% in Science.  That’s inexcusably poor.

we outspend Finland by 37%, they outperform us by 15%

Cut the kimchi, folks.  Look your kid in the eye and be honest with her.  We just don’t care about educating her generation.

keep screamin’, lefties

Why do leftist anti-capitalist economic know-nothings shill for Obama in incoherent, dishonest anti-Bain tirades? To show their undying support for his “acidic Julia Crow politics.” (hat tip Christopher Chantrill at American Thinker).

To those Americans who retain a shred of common sense (again, hat tip Chantrill): Bain took over a failed unionized (What? Union failure? You don’t say!) KC steel plant in 1993, called it GST Steel (Argh! Faux rage from pseudo intellectuals! Did someone say “Halliburton”?), and invested “$100M into the company over ten years.” GST remained very lazily unionized (hat tip Katrina Trinko at National Review Online) during that period, and (surprise, surprise) Bain had to shut ‘er down in 2001.

Graffiti at GST Steel, image by Allyen E. Wilson III

Keep screamin’, lefties. It’s music to my ears. You’re a stronger asset in defeating Obama than Romney could ever be.

your kid is awesome

He truly is.  And it’s important that he play sports, but beware the hamster wheel of full-time elite sports programs.

buyer beware

Your kid’s future will not be filled with games.  And that applies more to him than it did to you, because we’ve allowed games to be played with his future.  So great, he can pass, catch, and shoot.  What else have you taught him?

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