A Mud Bug Slings Mud

16 July 2018

“Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?” —Hillary Clinton

Why, Hillary: he’s playing for OUR team. And we’re very, very clear whose team he’s playing for. We’re also very, very clear who is NOT playing on our team. We’re very clear who is playing as a “free agent” interested only in fulfilling their avaricious greed and lust for power. We’re keenly aware of those who play far outside of the laws set for our team, but, somehow, escape retribution – or even scrutiny!

Yes, Hillary. Thanks for the reminder.

-Pateratic

Of All The Hypocrites, Elected Democrats Take The Cake

12 July 2018

“President Trump should not meet with President Putin alone. … The president needs to remember that, as Commander-in-Chief, his duty is to protect the American people from foreign threats, not to sell out our democracy to Putin.” —(alleged) Senator Chuck Schumer

Really? REALLY? You’ll go there, you jackass?! Have you forgotten this, Chuckie?

“This is my last election … After my election I have more flexibility,” Obama to Medvedev, March 2012

So, Chuckster, just who shouldn’t have been left alone when meeting with the Russians? Hmmm? It certainly isn’t Trump…

-Pateratic

DNC: What Exactly DO You Stand For?

6 July 2018

After the U.S. Department of Labor released the latest jobs and unemployment numbers, DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez made the following statement:

“With slow wage growth, rising health care premiums, and skyrocketing gas prices across the country, Donald Trump’s reckless policies are hurting millions of hardworking families. Trump and Republicans in Congress have been so determined to undermine workers that they held a Supreme Court seat hostage for nearly a year in order to nominate an aggressively anti-union justice, who became the deciding vote in last week’s disgraceful decision in the Janus case.

 

“This is all part of the Republican playbook. For decades, Republicans and their wealthy corporate allies have been chipping away at workers’ rights, weakening unions, and depressing wages – all while giving massive tax cuts to the top 1%. And Janus is their most dangerous attack yet.

“Trump and Republicans in Congress are trying to build a winner-take-all economy that enriches their wealthy friends and saddles working families with the bill. Democrats want to create good-paying jobs and build an economy that works for everyone. And we will continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with workers and with our brothers and sisters in the labor movement as they fight for the wages, benefits, and livelihood they deserve.”

So… Faster wage growth, but fewer employed is what they want? And Unions, of course. They LOVE Unions – but, wait: don’t Unions hinder faster wage growth by requiring the same for all?

And what, exactly, are “workers’ rights”? Don’t “workers” enjoy the same rights that every other citizen in the US enjoy?

And gas prices…

When Øbama was in office, their rallying cry was the government had no impact on fuel prices; that it was all controlled by OPEC. Now they appear to believe the government DOES have an impact. Huh. I can understand that, though. Oddly, I saw gas prices go up when Øbama did things like… Oh, I don’t know… preclude any new drilling on US soil or waters, decline to allow the Kesytone XL pipeline to go through, etc.; and I saw them go down when Trump announced an end to Øbama’s war on energy, when he negotiated with certain of the OPEC nations, etc. So I guess they finally figured out that the government DOES have an impact on fuel prices. Great! Learning!

And just who are these downtrodden “workers” who have fewer rights than those who aren’t “workers”? Wait! I know! The “workers” are those who actually have jobs and earn a living, but don’t have the right to the entirety of their wages! But who is oppressing these “workers”? Who are the evil bastards stealing their hard-earned pay? Ah! It’s the government. But how does the government oppress these “workers”? Why, by giving their money away to those who DON’T work while withholding the benefits they freely give away to those who aren’t “workers” from those who earn the benefits for them. By spending the “workers” hard-earned money on ridiculous “scientific studies” which ultimately only benefit those performing the studies. Or paying other countries to hate us (my favorite!). All things the DNC also likes.

And how come all of these DNC politicians always bemoan the millionaires? I mean: they’re ALL millionaires. Why do they hate themselves so?

I guess I have to say it: either the DNC is a front for socialists who cannot STAND to have the people of the US succeed, or I smell bullshit.

Wait! It’s both.

-Pateratic

Supreme Hypocrisy On Display

3 July 2018

“…action on any Supreme Court nominee should wait until after the American people vote in November…” – many (D) politicians

Why? Didn’t the American People speak loudly enough for you in 2016? And how come the (D)s are suddenly taking this position when, just a couple of years ago, they were railing against the blocking of an Øbama appointee just prior to the PRESIDENTIAL election?! Odd.

While the delay of such appointments prior to a presidential election may have been standard practice for some time: I’m sorry, (D)s: there is no such practice, tradition, or precedence around midterm elections. The appointment is Trump’s to make. But no worries: when you are routed in the midterm elections, you can continue to obstruct Trump from executing all of his Constitutional privileges and duties – including the appointment of federal judges – just as you have been since the day he took office. It is simply my hope that there will be far fewer of you in office at that time…

-Pateratic

Nazis? Anyone? Bueller?

22 June 2018

“This policy of family separation reminds us of the cattle cars of Nazi Germany.” —Richard Blumenthal

Ok. Then why did you Democrats put the policies in place under Billie-Jeff Clinton?! Does this make Clinton Hitler?

-Pateratic

The Ghost of Netflix Future

31 May 2018

“Who? Netflix? Ah, yeah. They killed themselves back in 2018. Between a couple of weird personnel decisions that decimated their viewership and a few billion in content development costs, well… The writing was on the wall.”

“Huh? I really don’t know why they did that. I guess they figured the millions the Øbamas made though politics and the presidency weren’t enough, so one of the big Øbama bundlers, also a chief content officer for Netflix, Ted Sarandos, convinced some other idiots that it would be a good idea. I can’t understand it either. Susan Rice being on the board probably didn’t hurt his efforts, either.”

“Yeah, they had some really entertaining original stuff – though the second season of Stranger Things was severely disconnected from the first season and, though sensational as all hell, really lost me. I didn’t bother finishing it. Anyway, I found interesting enough fare on Amazon Prime. Though Bezos is no conservative, at least he has had the good sense not to hire up the failed Øbama administration.”

“I know, right? What could the Øbamas and Susan Rice possibly bring to the entertainment industry? Dyed-in-the-wool leftists – socialists, if you ask me –  how will they resist using this platform to spew leftist garbage? Not that much in Hollywood and the like have much that leans right, mind you. What possible business sense could this make?! None, I tell you. It is purely politically motivated. Netflix is now a declared propaganda arm for the left. And it’s not like Øbama needed it – Lord knows: every mainstream media outlet is staffed by Øbama sycophants. So much so that he has had a rather loud voice in trying to derail the Trump agenda. I don’t recall any other ex-president (and I use the term loosely) attempting to interfere – openly criticizing a new sitting president – in the manner Øbama has. Of course, the Bushes chimed in as well, but at least they weren’t openly engaged in destroying the country beforehand. In my opinion, Øbama behaved stupidly his entire time in office.”

“Prison time for Øbama? Don’t know. As revelation after revelation pops up from Mueller’s fishing expedition, it certainly does appear that Øbama turned the justice department into an arm of his personal supreme soviet. Biggest presidential scandal in history. And his sycophant media says he had not one scandal during his presidency! Pshaw! What about Fast and Furious? Or, another: how come so many recipients of ‘stimulus’ funds were Øbama donors? I could go on and on.”

“But, yeah – if the evidence proves that Øbama was abusing the office to the extent it appears he had been, I would think that he should be indicted for malfeasance in office, at the very least. Doubtful that would ever happen. After all, Hillary still roams the earth free as a bird after multiple felony violations.”

“Anyway, got to go. Yeah. I couldn’t countenance tacitly supporting the Øbamas through my Netflix subscription. I remember waiting a bit – such a daft move couldn’t possibly be real – but once it was confirmed, I cancelled it that very morning. Yeah, I’ve missed it. But that’s the difference between conservatives and liberals. We will make sacrifices for our principles. If tables were turned, liberals would have lobbied for laws to make Netflix illegal…”

“Hey! Gotta let you go. Yeah. Talk to you later.”

Pateratic

Study: Young Black Children Have Higher Suicide Rates Than Whites

22 May 2018

Hell of a headline, isn’t it? And then you read the article to find that it only applies to ages 5 – 12. Yeah: you read that right. The MSM – and some alleged scientists – thinks 5 year old kids purposefully commit suicide. Please show me one, please. Show me one child of that age that intentionally ended their life. A child that young has no basis by which to adjudge their actions regarding risk of life. I venture most believe that they walk around like Flat Stanley if they were to be run over by a steamroller.

Part of what raises my dander on this headline is that, reading through this alleged work of journalism,  theres this nugget:

The study, published Monday in the journal JAMA and based on an analysis of suicide rates among children aged 5 to 17 between 2001 and 2015, found suicide rates were 42 percent lower overall among black youths than white youths.

So why isn’t the headline “Study: White Children Have Higher Suicide Rates Than Blacks Overall”? That seems to be the main conclusion of this alleged study. I am not even going to expound upon what absolutely careless and bald pandering to race this is. Why do we have to waggle our fingers at some bullshit statistic like this to make it about race? What the hell are these assholes thinking they accomplish by trying to make something like this about race?

And the study. Just like anthropomorphic climate change: “Damn! The study doesn’t show what we want. Let’s find a way to make it do so.” Makes one ashamed to have anything to do with the sciences in today’s world.

Disgusting. How low we must scrape to keep racism alive.

I’ll tell you what: if you rely on these slack-jawed morons for your news, we’re in a heap for a heap of trouble. It ain’t about black and white, folks. People of all races commit suicide, and their reasons are as varied as are their personalities. Many people of all races live in horrid conditions. Many people of all races live in exquisite luxury. Anything that prompts one to suppress the survival instinct in order to take their own life is a mental illness and not an issue of race…

-Pateratic

THIS is what you’re asking for…

10 May 2018

For all those (besides socialists, communists, the leadership of the DNC, and other despotic types) who believe the government should see to your needs, I can only refer you to this lesson on the subject: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/tens-of-thousands-of-louisiana-residents-could-face-eviction/ar-AAwZkLK?OCID=ansmsnnews11.

THIS is what it means to have all your needs supplied by the government. It means that the government decides the rules. It means that the government can change those rules at their whim. There is no “social contract”. There are no rules that say what they must provide and to whom. If there were, who would defend those rules? Certainly, when one is dependent on the government for such basic needs, one  is unlikely to have the means to fight back.

Can you imagine being the recipient of some necessary care, only to have the government suddenly decide that you can no longer have it. For these people, they don’t have to imagine it. They get to live it.

Lesson here: do everything in your power to NOT become subject to government largess – this included electing those who do not wish to enslave you to government-provided necessities. Do all in your power to enable you to carry yourself through life without requiring the help of the government. Rely on yourself first, others second, and the government dead last. Or you may one day find yourself elderly, enfeebled, and evicted.

I’m not saying that there is no evil in the private sector. There are and always will be those who take advantage of others – but there is usually recourse against those operating in the private sector. There are also normally compassion and empathy in the private sector. By nature of what they are and how they are comprised, there can be no compassion or empathy in the bureaucracies which are set up to manage things like universal healthcare. There are also rarely such things as thoughtfulness or logic. Only machine-like adherence to rules and regulations, coupled with a  huge, slogging inefficiency which renders petitioning the bureaucracy pointless.

Think I’m full of it? Just google Alfie Evans or Charlie Gard to see two cases in point. And these were murdered by the social medicine system they hold up as the Gold Standard when discussing doing similar here. These are only the two we’re aware of, and likely only due to their young ages and the efforts of their parents to save them. How many more allow their loved ones to be terminated like sheep to the slaughter because “the government says we must”? Cases such as Alfie’s and Charlie’s are not exceptions, people. These are examples of what happens when our lives become dependent on a bureaucracy executing its rules.

Pateratic

Rule by credit cards…

23 March 2018

So now, we are to be ruled by leftists within credit card companies? “What do you mean?” you ask. This: https://www.yahoo.com/news/citi-seeks-restrict-gun-sales-retail-clients-155435830–sector.html

So CitiGroup believes they should legislate and restrict choice by financially strong-arming their clientele. I call bullshit. Granted, Citi<Corp/Bank/Group/Card/Whatever> has the right to pick and choose who they do business with and how they conduct that business, but they also must accept any repercussions of those decisions. I, for one, have immediately divested myself of any and all CitiGroup financial vehicles (which will piss my employer off since their corporate card is issued by Citi. Cash only on company business for this boy from here on out…). I recommend that any business engaged in the sale of firearms move to another bank. If CitiGroup wants to rule the country, let their country be only the idiot factions that agree that banks should be able to interfere with the rights of consumers without repercussions.

Now, if legal gun owners would only take a page from the LGBT playbook and sue CitiWhatever for refusing to do business with them, we’d be all set. After all: though the US PC culture does not respect the rights of anyone who is not within one of their favored “protected classes”, there IS precedence…

-Pateratic

 

Russian Collusion – Remember Thus Gem?

10 March 2018

Something occurred to me this morning as I sat sipping my coffee. With all the talk of Trump and alleged “Russian Collusion”, I remembered an incident from well before the 2016 election. I’ll just leave this here. https://youtu.be/XsFR8DbSRQE

-Pateratic