Category Archives: Thought of the Day

Isn’t It Funny?

Isn’t it funny that socialists always insist that they are doing whatever it is they are doing for the benefit of the poor. Yet in case after case it is the poor that ultimately suffer the most under socialist leadership?

Pick a country, any country… Venezuela is a good recent example. They are practically starving to death and they spend most of their day trying to find food.

And to think of it Obama praised the genius behind the decline, Hugo Chavez, “Mi amigo…” And, of course, Bernie Sanders loves what Venezuela’s recent leadership has done with the place.

Trespassing

Liberals are funny on immigration, especially illegal immigration.

For instance, if someone just randomly walked into a liberal’s house, condo or luxury apartment and decided to make themselves at home, the liberal would call the police to remove/arrest the uninvited/self-invited guest.

Yet when that very scenario is transferred onto a national scale suddenly the liberal is all for trespassing.

But then, if anything about the liberal has become clear, it is the vastness of their hypocrisy and complete lack of self-awareness.

Democrats and Double Standards

Have you ever noticed that when anything bad happens that can in any way be connected to Republicans or conservatives, the media immediately grabs any Republican in site and demands to know whether they “condemn” the activity or person?

Yet when some lefty does something, the very same media doesn’t bother to rouse themselves to demand the same of a Democrat? Have you seen any media personage ask any Democrats whether they condemn the string of often violent anti-Trump protests that have festered since his inauguration?

Nope.

I’d use the word “hypocrisy” but somehow that seems to be the equivalent of calling Mt. Everest a molehill.

Riddle Me This — BuzzFeed Discrimination Edition

So now the pop entertainment website BuzzFeed will follow in the footsteps of Google in discriminating between clients (or prospective clients) based on “beliefs.” BuzzFeed has announced it will refuse ads from the Republican party because of Donald Trump. It may have stepped away from $1.3 million of ads that the party may have committed to.

But apparently BuzzFeed will accept Democrat ads.

BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Paretti explained, “The Trump campaign is directly opposed to the freedoms of our employees in the United States and around the world and in some cases, such as his proposed ban on international travel for Muslims, would make it impossible for our employees to do their jobs.” Well, that wasn’t what Trump said, Trump was talking about immigration, especially illegal immigration, not Muslim international travel. A rather ill-informed response by the supposed head of a news website that wants to be taken seriously.

Paretti added, “We don’t run cigarette ads because they are hazardous to our health, and we won’t accept Trump ads for the exact same reason ” Okay, that’s just silly. But it gives you an insight into the mind of the liberal and BuzzFeed that is, if anything, a pack of liberal media jackals. Liberals view anything nonliberal, insufficiently liberal or anti-liberal as needing to be shutdown. And they will shut it down when they can.

BuzzFeed is privately held but a number of its owner/investors have public arms. They need to be pressured, ahem, NBCUniversal. I wonder if all the private equity investors are cool with BuzzFeed possibly walking away from $1.3 million and likely souring the milk for millions of dollars more while Paretti just insulted a large portion of the U.S. population?

Having said that, I actually feel that BuzzFeed is within its to choose what ads to run. But then I also think that bakers and florists and photographers can choose who they’ll provide services to.

Yet, somehow, I don’t think BuzzFeed, always eagerly polishing its liberal bonafides, would grant the same right of discrimination to, say, Masterpiece Cakes or Arlene’s Flowers or the other small businesses that have found themselves under the boot of the government when they exercised a right that BuzzFeed just claimed. Like Google, I suspect the answer from BuzzFeed is “Rights for me but not for thee.”

Does anyone think the Dept. of Justice will be paying a visit to BuzzFeed? That’ll be the day.

Riddle Me This — Urinals in the Women’s Restroom Edition

How long before the trannies demanding access to women’s restrooms and locker rooms began to demand the installation of urinals? They’ll whine that they don’t have time to wait for an open stall and that they don’t always need a stall. They’ll squeal about equal access, discrimination and how the facilities don’t match up with their plumbing.

And our libtard overlords will hop right to it. It’s the only fair thing; its always been part of the goal and only bigots would be against it, they’ll insist.

“We’ve always been at war with East-Asia.”

Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Riddle Me This — Google Discrimination Edition

How is it that, say, Christian bakers and wedding photographers are forced to provide services to those they would rather not serve, under pain of state or federal government penalty, yet Google can say that it now has a policy to not accept ads from payday loan companies? Payday loan companies provide a legal service and they do not discriminate against anyone in need of a loan, if they meet to financial criteria.

Why isn’t Google fielding inquiries about this discrimination from jackbooted state government thugs like Oregon’s Brad Avakian or the federal Dept. of Justice?

Could it be that Google is targeting a group of businesses that liberals, especially the Obama administration, are determined to bring to heel, if not simply destroy?

Sounds like another example of the liberal mantra — laws are for thee but not for me!

Trump, the Maximum Leader

Donald Trump has befuddled political observers of all stripes (including me) and roiled standard contemporary political definitions. What is he?

In his past he’s mostly associated with big government liberal Democrats. One could argue that the reason for that is because that is the world he inhabits — New York City, projects in major, mostly Democrat-controlled cities, Wall Street (which is actually more Democrat and liberal-populated than people realize) and amoral (often immoral) relativist celebrities. He doesn’t seem to have ever studied any coherent political philosophy or philosophers or any economists such as Adam Smith, Frederic Bastiat, Tom Sowell, et al.

Trump, if anything, is apparently, to whatever extent, self-educated and plays things by ear or makes decisions based on past personal and business experiences along with what might seem to be the best strategy for getting a favorable pro-Trump result. He does not seem to have a capability to plan for the long run but relies on a quick wit, bluster or simple bullying to get his way at that moment.

He is not consistent from one day to the next and no one expects him to be.

He is extremely competitive. He is also unusually self-centered for a big businessman, which would explain why is operations are surprisingly small in personnel numbers and often reliant upon Trump’s personality to keep them moving (or collapsing). He has made few business alliances and his projects are often odd lot one-off buildings/redevelopments that have no connection to anything else in the city. He doesn’t work with other well-known urban developers such as James Rouse or share in big projects.

Trump is a loner. When Trump passes away, his business empire won’t survive in whole.

I offer that Trump is closer to a Latin American caudillo, supremo or “Maximum Leader.” These men, usually military, mostly ascend to the “Presidency” through a coup and then cling to power as “President for Life.” They are not often Cincinnatus. They have a few long-time trusted friends that they keep close and are usually paranoid and suspicious of outsiders. They are extremely dismissive of intellectuals and “establishment” rivals from powerful families. They often develop and promote a cult of personality — “The Big Man” or someone masculine, healthy, almost an immortal. Their length of survival is often dependent on keeping the cult fresh and rivals cut down (to size or dead). The rule can be unpredictable and capricious. It’s not unusual for these men to have an eye for the ladies.

Trump is not political ideologue pushing an idea or set of public policies but rather he is his own, unique man. Trump is Trump.

He is, if anything, running against something, much like a caudillo mounting a coup to remove corrupt leaders who do not “represent the people.”

Clearly, the analogy has some holes. As much as Obama has been trying to turn America into a banana republic, it isn’t there yet. But it’s easy for me to see Trump’s personality fitting in the group.

Perhaps, to push it further into the past, Trump is like a self-made medieval English baron or, for that matter, most any medieval European feudal baron. He’ll “rule” exclusively on his interests not any recognizable political philosophy. If elected, he’ll most likely find that running the kingdom is more complicated than running the fiefdom or the campaign. The truly great adapt while the lesser lights are usually deposed. Trump will not be able to talk or bully his way to presidential greatness.

As some, Steve Hayward recently mouthed this, we’ll have to elect Trump to find out what he’ll be.