Archive for December, 2017

The genius of (past) progressives

24 December 2017

As I read articles regarding charities protesting the tax legislation recently signed into law, I am in awe of the genius of the progressives, now long dead, who foisted the progressive income tax upon us. Mind you, these progressives are long dead – none of the machinations of the current breed of progressive can compare to the forethought and intricacies of their past masters.

I mean: think about it. They put something into the tax code to turn charities – churches, and the like – into instruments by which to prevent their masterpiece from being dismantled! Rather than expecting that people are charitable by nature, giving of their excess, they have been jaded by a century of “charitable deductions” to believe that their life’s blood is a gift from government rather than a gift from their donors.

Shear genius.

– Pateratic

Tavis Smiley is not smiling…

14 December 2017

Well. PBS followed the new liberal moral signalling rules. The same rules that were just applied to Judge Roy Moore. Apparently, they’re a rogue cannon, taking down liberals as well as the enemies of the liberals: Tavis Smiley, accused of sexual misconduct – ACCUSED, mind you – has had broadcast of his show indefinitely suspended.

My how they SCREAM when their “dirty tricks” are applied to themselves! This would actually be entertaining, if it wasn’t for the despicable violation of presumption of innocence we all are entitled to and expect. However, this expectation is only relevant when applied to the government; the private sector is not encumbered with such things. As we’ve repeatedly seen during this last quarter century, the MSM and many employers have no responsibility to  (nor regard for, in the case of the MSM) the truth, and, as demonstrated again and again, have no qualms regarding the destruction visited upon anyone’s life by the reliance on innuendo and hearsay.

The left is feeding upon their own to build a case in the mind of the public that they are taking the higher ground. That they will turn in their own because they are better than the other side. Building this portfolio of sexual predators ousted by the haloed democrats, they can turn like the triffids they are and point and screech at the likes of Donald Trump. This activity, reminiscent of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union when family and neighbors were coaxed to turn in their friends and relatives for alleged violations of the law, no matter how minor or contrived, to show they were good Nazis or Communists, is intended to set the stage for a Trump impeachment and/or for the 2018 elections. Te impeachment, at least currently, is a pipe dream. And, hopefully, those who vote will continue to see through it, and prevent their party’s resurgence.

In the meantime: the ends justify the means, hey Tavis? Except when you’re one of the means…

Pateratic

GOD is with us…

8 December 2017

“We are not going to turn this country into a reign of terror of domestic enforcement, and have the DACA, the DREAMers pay that price. But I’m optimistic. I always have been. God is with us on this.” —Nancy Pelosi

Um, Nancy? For the record, and to the best of my knowledge: God’s name is not “Barack Hussein Øbama”.

-Pateratic

Wait, what?!

8 December 2017

What is it with these elitist politicians? So, Conyers is out (finally!) for being outed as a sexual predator. As the longest (self-)serving representative, he was elected a couple of years after my birth and served well into his senility. (I’d argue he has served well past his usefulness, but that would have happened about the time he was first sworn in, so the point is moot.) So what does he do? He issues an edict that his son should succeed him.

What?! A politician – not a king, mind you – is tossed for an ethics violation and he thinks he can “anoint” a successor? That ain’t how it works, Bucko. And his SON?! I’m all for not holding the son accountable for the sins of the father (there’s a lesson there for ya, Conyers…), but if the campaign of one Coleman A. Young II is any indication: the political apple generally doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

Ah, well. It *IS* Detroit, after all. Name recognition and the perception of being willing to dole generously from the goody bag are all a candidate need have to be successful in those polls. Oh, and a perception of being against “the white man.” (Remember: “people of color” cannot be racist. It’s all about vengeance justice for crimes committed long, long before any of us were born; nor is it about prejudice or racial hatred. Justice. Against the white man. A motivation pure as the driven snow…)

God help us: he’ll probably get his wish.

-Pateratic