Monday, September 17, 2018

fake news

Layers of editorial oversight.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Thank goodness they weren't gun deaths

The anti gun movement in the United States keeps bleating on about stopping "gun deaths." They claim that the US has the highest rate of "gun death" of all "developed" countries. When you point out that the US homicide rate is actually in the lower half of all nations, they change the subject back to "gun deaths."

So the death of this woman, who was killed  after being run over by the driver of a car she was in an argument with, and the death of this man, who was killed by a man who punched him for daring to knock on the attacker's car window, don't matter.

Incidentally, the woman who was killed in the above paragraph had a 15 year old daughter that was killed by the MS-13 street gang. They used a machete, so that death didn't count, either.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Trump Derangement Syndrome

A Nevada college professor shoots himself to protest the nation's (lack of) gun control laws.

My thoughts:

1 Idiot
2 He was lucky that the shot that passed through his arm didn't hit anyone else.
3 I also want to know how he only bought 2 rounds of ammo. That doesn't make sense. What gun store would go along with "I want to buy this gun and two bullets, because I am only going to use it once?"
4 He left notes detailing his plan. There is no way he can be found not guilty, having planned it all before confessing. His only shot is to be declared insane.

I hope they throw the book at him.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Tax and spend

Florida's Democratic candidate for governor, Gillum, claims that he will institute free healthcare for all, by adopting Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan. Just what would such a plan cost, and how would Floridians pay for it? Fortunately, we have a plan in place for some Floridians, and we know how much that plan costs: Medicaid.

4.3 million people are on Medicaid in Florida. The state of Florida pays 39% of the cost of this plan, which costs the state $21.8 billion. That number represents 32% of the state budget.

In order for the state to have "Medicare for all" the Federal government will not be picking up a portion of the tab, meaning that Floridians would have to cover 100% of the cost of covering the other 17 million people in Florida. This would cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $65 billion. In order to afford such a plan would mean the state budget would have to double to $132 billion, and Medicare/medicaid would be two thirds of that.

Where would the extra money come from? Gillum claims that he would get that money by increasing the corporate tax by 40%, from its current level of 5.5% to 7.5%. According to poitifact, the 5.5% corporate tax brings $2 billion a year. Increasing that tax by 40% would mean that the state of Florida add another $800 million to the state's coffers, even assuming that no businesses leave the state because of the new taxes. 

This additional $800 in tax revenue would still leave the state with a $64.2 billion shortfall. Even if Florida doubled its sales tax to 12%, this would only give the state an additional $30.5 billion, leaving the state with a $33.7 billion shortfall. The only way that the state could come up with this kind of money would be to institute a state income tax. Even doubling the state sales tax would require a 15% income tax on all income above $20,000 in order to make the numbers work.

No other source of tax revenue could come close to making this plan possible, and there is no state legislator who is stupid enough to propose that. This is probably the reason why Gillum wants to ban most guns, because he would have much to fear if he tried.

Nothing new here

The Democrats are introducing articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. What else is new? Attempting the impeachment of a Republican President is nothing new. In fact, Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against 6 of the past 8 Republican Presidents- that is a streak that stretches all the way back to President Herbert Hoover in 1932.

Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Robert Wexler introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush in 2004 that centered on the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, global warming and the 2004 elections.

Democratic Rep. Henry Gonzalez pushed to have President George H.W. Bush impeached in 1991 because of the Gulf War.

In early 1983, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., said Reagan should be impeached "for incompetence." Later that year, he called for impeaching Reagan over his military action in Grenada. Texas Rep. Henry Gonzalez and six other Democrats introduced a resolution to impeach Reagan in 1987 over the Iran-Contra affair.

In 1974, there was the threatened impeachment of Richard Nixon over the Watergate break in.

During the 1932-33 lame-duck session of Congress, Congressman Louis Thomas McFadden twice introduced impeachment resolutions against President Herbert Hoover.

The only Republican Presidents that have not faced impeachment in the past 90 years are Presidents Eisenhower and Ford, and since Ford was President for less than 2 1/2 years because he was replacing a soon to be impeached President Nixon, Eisenhower is left as the sole Republican President that the Democrats didn't try to impeach. Attempting to overturn lost elections is a tradition in the Democratic party.


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Caption this picture


Mine?
"I wonder if she likes cigars..."

OK to degrade white men

Watch this commercial:




Now tell me what people would say of this were reversed. That is, what if the person cutting the hedges was a well built woman who was thanking the old men behind her for gifting the skimpy bikini she was wearing.


Friday, August 31, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

WHAT????

If this report is to be believed, the FBI is carrying miniguns to serve search warrants.

The agents could be seen inside the home Sunday evening near Baltimore's Inner Harbor. They wore bulletproof vests and carried rotating machine guns

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Jacksonville

Before it gets sent to the memory hole, I want to post the rules for Jacksonville Landing, the site of this afternoon's mass shooting. Note that this place is, by the rules of management, a gun free zone.
The applicable part of the page follows, emphasis added by me.

E. Violations of the Law
a. The commission of any act defined by Federal, State or local ordinances as a criminal act is prohibited. These include, but are not limited to: graffiti, property damage, defacing, damaging or destroying any real or personal property, etc.
b. Possession of a weapon, even if legally carried (except by law enforcement officers) is absolutely prohibited on Landing property
c. Using or possessing fireworks is prohibited
A violation of these rules may result in expulsion from the property or other legal action as Property Management deems appropriate.

Gun free zones are NOT effective in preventing anything.