A Cappella Agitpop

The MSM is just A Capella Agitpop
The Lamestream Enemedia’s Fake News Is Just A Capella Agitpop

No, the Lamestream Enemedia isn’t news, not even fake news. It’s nothing more or less than Leftist agitpop with no instrumental accompaniment. As such, it’s not something that should be taken seriously except in that it poses a certain level of threat to our nation.

OK, it does also serve the useful purpose of helping us identify our domestic enemies and their sympathizers in that anyone parroting the Lamestream Enemedia’s narratives is using shibboleths that easily identify them as members or fellow travelers of the Left.

Related Reading:

MSM The Definitive Guide (A comprehensive Review of a Science and Therapeutics of Methylsulfonylmethane)
Progressive Steps to Syncopation for the Modern Drummer (Ted Reed Publications)
Society: The Basics (13th Edition)
Fake News, Real Boners
99 Hilarious Sarah Palin Jokes: Pit Bulls, Hockey Moms, Death Panels, and Other Jokes & Riddles Fully Approved By the Lamestream Media

Tags: | | | | | | | | | |

Fauxcahontas’ Failure

Fauxcahontas' Failures Are MyriadFauxcahontas’ Failure Of Gendered Wages

Once again Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren aka the Waba Squaw aka Fauxcahontas has made ripples across the internet and, once again, it’s because of her own failure. This time it’s her failure to “walk” as he “talks.”

In 2016, the Waba Squaw ranted that Equal Pay Day was a A National Day Of Embarrassment.

Today is Equal Pay Day, and by the sound of it, you would think it’s some sort of historic holiday commemorating the anniversary of a landmark day that our country guaranteed equal pay for women. But that’s not what this is about. Not even close.

I cannot believe we’re still standing here debating whether a woman should get fired for asking what the guy down the hall makes.

#EqualPayDay isn’t a national day of celebration. It’s a national day of embarrassment.

The game is rigged against women and families, and it has to stop. It is 2016, not 1916, and it’s long past time to eliminate gender discrimination in the workplace.

So far, that was just another tired rendition of the annual Feminist screed about women’s wages vs. those of men. Prima facie, it’s no more of a failure than any of its predecessors were or its successors will be. The specific failure on Fauxcahontas’ part was that she either didn’t know or didn’t that her own house was not in order.

It seems that Warren pays her female staffers significantly less than she does her male ones. Indeed, apparently the gendered “wage gap” in her staff outstrips America’s national average.

Last year’s figures, showing that women earned 79.6 percent of what men earned, put Equal Pay Day on Tuesday April 4, more than three months into the calendar year.

However, women working for Warren were paid just 71 cents for every dollar paid to men during the 2016 fiscal year, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.

The median annual earnings for women staffers, $52,750, was more than $20,000 less than the median annual earnings for men, $73,750, according to the analysis of publicly available Senate data.

When calculated using average salaries rather than median, the pay gap expands to just over $26,051, or about 31 percent.

Consistent with previous Free Beacon analyses of Senate salary data, only full-time staffers who were employed for the entire period in question were included in the calculations.

It be easy to just chalk this up to yet more hypocrisy from a Leftist, but think that’s unfair. I tend to think of it as more of an unavoidable failure on Fauxcahontas’ part than it is hypocrisy. I’m fairly sure that Warren wanted to have a more equal pay distribution by gender but couldn’t manage to do it because there were simply not enough women who were equally or better qualified for the mid-to-higher positions which she needed filled, which in turn skewed to average in favor of men. This also seems to me to compounded by men being more likely to bargain for higher starting salaries than women seem to be.

You see, the “Wage Gap,” as it is so often presented, is a pernicious myth that is promulgated by certain sorts to fulfill their own agendas and line their own pocketbooks.

Let’s all face facts. If this supposed “Wage Gap” actually existed as it is presented rather than as the result of the average woman’s work-life balance choices, this have created what amounted to an arbitrage opportunity in terms of human capital that even moderately business savvy people would have already exploited to great effect. They would have form firms comprised solely or primarily of these underpaid women and out-competed other firms with their comparatively over-paid men. The result of this arbitrage would have been to inevitably to close such gaps until they were no larger than the transaction costs of the arbitrage endeavor. But, of course, there’s no visible signs of this ever having happened…

Related Reading:

Why Mike's Not a Christian: Honest Questions About Evolution, Relativism, Hypocrisy, and More
Man's Search for Meaning
Secrets & Lies
Travel Memories
The Rise and Fall of a Poor Man

Tags: | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Obama Wiretapped Trump

Obama Wiretapped TrumpPresident Trump has “accused” Obama of having wiretapped his telephones and data connections at Trump Tower during the 2016 election cycle. The President’s allegation, made as it was through Twitter, lit the internet on proverbial fire. The Lamestream Enemedia wasted no time is deriding the President’s claim and Obama’s spokesman, Kevin Lewis quickly fired back with a denial of any wrongdoing on the ex-President’s part.

Of course, these denials are almost Clintonian is their use of facts that don’t necessarily – depending on what words and terms mean – lead to the truth.

The facts of the matter are that the FBI did twice seek to gain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) court warrants to wiretap Trump’s communications and those of several of his advisers. The first attempt in June, 2016 was denied. The second, narrower request, now focused on a server in Trump Tower, in October, 2016 was granted.

So during the 2016 elections the FBI did conduct surveillance of Trump’s assets in Trump Towers, i.e., they did wiretap him, though this may have been limited to electronic communications and did not included telephony, which i what most of people still think of when wiretapping is brought up.  So, for the purposes of the truth and culpability, it comes down to the Clintonian question of what words and phrases mean, a particularly form of verbal tap-dancing that Obama has always been quite skilled at.

The FBI is ultimately under the authority of US Attorney General, during the time frame in question an Obama Appointee. So whether or not the wiretapping was done by the Obama Administration comes down to where you draw the line around the term “Obama Administration” and from whom exactly the order ultimately came from.

As to whether or not Obama “had” Trump’s assets tapped, that is a matter of great and fruitless conjecture. Obviously, Obama didn’t formally order the surveillance operation. No POTUS can formally and legally order such surveillance except in very limited circumstances that didn’t apply in this case. That, however, doesn’t address an informal, verbal order, suggestion, or spoken lament – Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest? – that Obama might have made to AG Loretta Lynch.

Then, we come to “had” vs. “known of” and “approved.” Personally, I find it hard, though not impossible, to lend credence to the idea that the FBI would undertake such a very, very sensitive operation – as proven from the fallout thereof – without walking it up the chain of command to get at least verbal approval for it. Hence, it seems very unlikely to me that Obama wasn’t both apprised of the planned investigation of the opposing party’s presidential candidate and given the chance to quash it before it started.

Related Reading:

America (2017-) #1
It Can't Happen Here (Signet Classics)
A Child's First Book of Trump
Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump
Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era

Tags: | | | | | | | | | | | |