Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Here is some advice to them:
Republicans: Choose CHOICE
Obviously, there are circumstances when elite experts’ knowledge is needed in a field that we can’t begin to understand about something that could really harm us. But is using the word “natural” to sell corn flakes something so very dangerous that it needs an expert to stop me from choosing whether to believe it or not? Really? Do we actually want to eliminate personal discretion from our lives? The human element of judgment? Do we need an instant replay of each action we take in our lives with the final decision being made by officials in Washington, D. C.? This is the tension between trust and distrust; imprecise human acumen and the precision of computing machines and video cameras; freedom and equality; choosing and obeying. Sure, I might get hurt or cheated but it will be my choice; anyway, I think most of us are smart enough to know. After all, practically all the information ever known to humanity is available to most anyone on a little smart phone. Perhaps the government’s role should be to figure out how we get informed, not “protecting” us as consumers from ourselves. Massive bureaucratic institutions are invented primarily by Democrats when in power to limit the human prerogative of choice. Don’t they think we are smart or honest enough? This seems to be an appropriate time to mention Dr. Jonathan H. Gruber, a prototypical Democratic Harvard Ph. D. elite and one of the key architects of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). He was quoted as saying “…[C]all it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever...” That seems to answer my question.
This is a national dialogue that has never been clearly advanced, explained or argued by our political parties. We the People haven’t even been told what the difference is between choosing or obeying. Framed that way, would voters choose to decide things for themselves or submit to the dictates of an ivory-tower aristocracy? Republicans need to ask.
Historically the Democratic Party has expropriated the word “choice” but mostly related only to abortion. One choice. The Republican Party should seize “choice” by explaining how they encourage it widely in our lives, how it represents democracy and what our government was founded on.
Friday, November 15, 2013
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS AN UNANTICIPATED CONSEQUENCE
The idea of unintended consequences dates back at least to Adam Smith, the Scottish Enlightenment, and consequentialism (judging by results). However, it was the sociologist Robert K. Merton who popularized this concept in the twentieth century.
In his 1936 paper, "The Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Social Action", Merton tried to apply a systematic analysis to the problem of unintended consequences of deliberate acts intended to cause social change. He emphasized that his term "purposive action... [is exclusively] concerned with 'conduct' as distinct from 'behavior.' That is, with action that involves motives and consequently a choice between various alternatives". Merton also stated that "no blanket statement categorically affirming or denying the practical feasibility of all social planning is warranted."
More recently, the law of unintended consequences has come to be used as an adage or idiomatic warning that an intervention in a complex system tends to create unanticipated and often undesirable outcomes. Akin to Murphy's law, it is commonly used as a wry or humorous warning against the hubristic belief that humans can fully control the world around them.
[This from Wikipedia]
Before Senator Barack Obama shellacked Killary Klinton for the Democratic presidential nomination for the President of the Democrats in 2008, (he won, we lost). I wrote something back then about him being a Whirling Dervish, whirling from here to there, from this to that, from black to white, but NEVER settling to review details and finish anything he started. That was five years ago, maybe six. I was right on. And the mess of all messes, proving he's a mindless, arbitrary dilettante is the ACA --- AbamaCare Act (see, the man can't even spell and I doubt he reads much, if he can read at all. Bullshitting, yes he can do that! Oh, excuse me, he CAN read Teleprompters. That's about it.)
Now he has extorted, bribed and changed the Senate rules to pass -- without ONE Republican vote -- that's unilaterialism (but bilaterial to Obama) -- the Affordable Car monstrosity. Again, never reading it (nor I guess did any Congresspeople, maybe a Republican or five) his handpicked non-reader Ms. Sebelous or however one spells it, threw out a thousand gaggles of rules, regulations and diktats.
VOILA: One massive fucked-up mess. Obama's solution: the country is turning against me, I think (not really think) I'll dictate a new law to make everyone like me again. And he tosses out some illegal (he can't by the Constitution make law) bandaid without knowing what the fuck he's doing or, worse, what it'll do. Arbitrary rule by a man. What happened to the Rule of Law the foundation of our political system. Obama doesn't seem to know about it. Any he changes with Congress part of the law he thinks people won't like him for.
As I said years ago: The man has no experience. The man is not particularly bright. The man seems charismatic, handsome and nice to some. He love, love, loves being the Sexy Prexy and rubbing things with George Clooney, Jay Zee, Bouncee and the rest of the very rich entertainers. And that's the beginning and end of his presidency. I hope our country can survive him.
His legacy might be a joke from late night TV. And that's about it. Oh, yes the color of his nose!
BUT YOU WHO VOTED FOR HIM, NEXT TIME CHOOSE SOMEONE THAT CAN UNZIP HIS PANTS AND PEE -- BUT NOT AT THE SAME TIME. AMERICA: READ, DISCUSS, THINK FOR YOURSELF, AND DON'T BELIEVE MOST OF WHAT'S IN THE BIASED MEDIA. ABCBSPBSNBS -- BS IN GENERAL -- AND THE NEW YORK TIMES. THINK FOR YOURSELF, THAT IS A FREEDOM IN AMERICA. KEEP IT. USE IT. THINK. YOU KNOW BETTER WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU THAN ALL THE POLITICIANS IN WASHINGTON, D. C.
THINK FOR YOURSELF THIS TIME.
Thank you, your Delphi who foretold the future with Obama!
Monday, October 21, 2013
And why is unemployment in the U. S. over 7%?
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Leaving two years of slaughter alone until it seems to be a good idea to stand to his throw-away line of a "red line" only confuses everyone. Saddam Hussein killed at least tens of thousands with outlawed chemical weapons and the president, as senator, reviled the President Bush for invading and capturing that monster. And before the last election President-Running-for-Reelection whispered to Comrade Putin something like "Hey good buddy, wait until I get reelected and then we can romp over the world together". The Comrade liked the romp and not so much the "together".
Then, the neo-warrier Obama in order to pretend for history that he was a strong president, says he'll fire a shot over Assad's bow. But, Mr. Assad, we won't attempt to unseat you, since you're really a beloved president of Syria. Ditch your chemicals, planes and weapons first, then duck in your basement hide. "That'll teach him," says Mr. Obama, "He won't dare use those weapons again."
What planet are these now-war-hawk Progressives on? Moonbeam?
Luckily, we in the United States might have a real choice next election, a loooong three years in the future. A rational, conservative Republican could regain the respect of the world by showing some backbone and decision-making. Another inexperienced Progressive ditherer, such as Killary Clinton, will be the end of American hegemony. Islam terror will come here in full force. New York as Kabul or Bagdad.
Please, Media, be critical and independent of the religion of ProgressiveObama. Leave fantasy to the sci-fi books.
Please. Maybe it won't be too late. Maybe.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
I -- Obama -- will act decisively AFTER we -- Congress and I -- get back from vacation after September 9th. And after I -- Obama the Warrior -- get permission and I hope those nasty Republicans will give it to me. Because I am Obama the Warrior.
No, this is not a joke. If Obama ever makes up his warrior mind, which is doubtful, because he is afraid of being criticized by those important to him -- Hollywood actors, hip hop rappers and the like -- and they don't like war, then if he does shoot off a few non-lethal, non-regime-changing Cruise missiles, WILL Vlad Putin give Iran some big weapon to lop onto Israel? If it does, will Obama THEN make up his mind since America'll be contractually obligated to respond on Israel's side? And if we do, will Russia come in? And where is the Peoples' Republic. Its leaders are getting tougher as its economy is getting weaker. Will Putin and the Chinese, Iranian and Islamists act rationally according to the American definition of "rational"?
Complicated and dangerous with an intellectually lazy, spontaneously acting, somewhat internationally ignorant, and unrealworldly president in charge. The world knows he is unsteady, unreliable, weak and lacking inward self-confidence.
NO, THE WEAK WILL NOT INHERIT THE WORLD, AS REPUBLICANS CLEARLY KNOW. THE STRONG WINS. PUTIN IS STRONG. ASSAD IS STRONG. OBAMA IS MEEK!
- August 30, 2013, 3:40 p.m. ET
- August 21, 2013, 7:06 p.m. ET