Archive for November, 2011

Occupy The Govt’s Teat?

Posted in Politics on November 28th, 2011

When you boil it all down, according to their own quasi-manifesto, all the OWS rabble want is to “occupy the government’s teats,” sucking up money and refusing to grow up and be independent, productive adults.

Sucking Government Teat - That's All The Occupiers Want To Do
Sucking Government Teat, It’s All OWS Wants

A lot of deluded people focus on the slackers’ hatred of corporations involvement in politics and they’re having been allowed to suck government teat via TARP. This allows them to support OWS and feed their own classism and angst because they ignore the fact that the OWS “movement” wants to suck on those same teats themselves.

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The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government
Reality Check for the Global Economy
Building an Opportunity Society: A Realistic Alternative to an Entitlement State
The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted
The Slacker Confessions - True Comedic Stories From My Decade of Dumb Jobs

Maneater!

Posted in Humor, The Environment on November 26th, 2011

The sea should always be respected and never taken for granted, even for a moment. Both wonders and perils lurk upon and beneath her waves and maneaters abound seeking easy prey.

Dangerous sea creatures - the sharks can be bad too
The Ocean Is Filled With Beauty And Danger

Oh yeah! Watch out for the sharks too, especially some of the larger varieties of hammerheads, since they can be dangerous as well if provoked. 😆

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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs
Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told: Twenty-Eight Unforgettable Fishing Tales
A Sea of Troubles

Liberals’ Permanent Poor

Posted in Politics, Society on November 25th, 2011

Jackass BrayingIt’s a very well known but seldom openly talked about fact of life and politics in America that the Liberals feed like parasites upon the poor. The Liberals need a steady herd of people – preferably largely minority – to be perceived as impoverished and to perceive themselves as impoverished in order for the Liberals to maintain some level of hold upon America’s cultural, political and economic landscape.

In a country where the single most often repeated lament about the “poor” is that they’re obese this has presented the Liberals with more than a bit of a quandary. How are the Liberals to tend their herd and farm them for votes and support as their overall situation becomes less dire? How are the Liberals going to stampede them at the forces of capitalism and individual freedom when their “poor’s” standard of living isn’t that objectively uncomfortable?

Enter Obama, or more accurately those who do the dirty work for Obama’s handlers since Obama himself is more minstrel than leader. The Obama Regime’s Census Bureau released its brand new, still technically experimental “supplemental poverty measure.”

This Supplemental Poverty Measure fundamentally changes how poverty is measured in America. It doesn’t just update the thresholds and metrics for measuring poverty, it is designed to change the basic measure of poverty from an objective standard to a relative standard.

The current poverty metrics are antiquated and do need updating, and this supplemental poverty measure has inside of it some damn good changes. It’s its philosophical base that is pernicious.

Traditionally the poverty line assumes that families need a set amount of money to meet their material needs. The Obama Regime’s new supplemental measure declares that people need at least what Americans in the 33rd percentile of expenditures already spend on “essentials.” This in turn means that, if the Liberals can coerce the government into shifting to this new wealth measuring standard, they will always have a large crop of “poor” to exploit irrespective of improvements in overall wealth.

A permanent class of poor determined to be such by relative standards is the culmination of the Liberals’ fevered wet dreams. With their boy, Obama’s help, they’re one giant step closer to achieving it. 🙁

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Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down.

Related Reading:

ESSENCE The Obamas: The White House Years
The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime.
How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes
Wealth: Accumulating Money, Building Wealth and Staying Rich Through Sound Financial Management and Time-Tested Strategies (Wealth, Money, Success, Personal Finance, Business)
America's Entitlement Society [Champions of Freedom: The Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series - Volume 35]