Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
But nothing happened wayyyyyyy back in Bushtime then other than some Killers-of-Americans got water poured on them and other "threatening" non-dangerous stuff done to get them to squeal on their cohorts. If they were corporate people LiberalProgressiveDemocrats would characterize it as "whistleblowing." And they certainly blew the whistle on Osama (whose name was changed because of its confusion with Obama I suppose) or Usama bin Laden who got his just rewards thanks to Lou Pancetta's prodding of the President of the United States.
So now the so-called rational Republicans are arguing with the Left about whether anyone was hurt, about whether there was any information divulged (really, Usama!), that there were NO Republicans on the Democratic Senate's "investigatory" body and that it cost taxpayers $50,000,000 and other emotional considerations. The Republicans are once again on the prototypical defense and losing the "narrative" thrown out by the Left and its media supporters. Let's turn away from President Obama's losing administration, and it is a loss to America; let's cloud America's mind of the Republican victory in November -- and lurch to..."torture." With the RACE CARD just in back -- it all is working. The spotlight is now on police departments and the Bush-Cheney administration, not a clueless president.
America has now forgotten what a indecisive president Obama is, how mismanaged the U. S. is now -- three Veterans Administration hospitals are over budget by billions and construction has stopped. Dead. The projects were 1) mismanaged 2) unbudgeted 3) under construction with no plans and 4) insane. The ultimate "manager" is President Barack Obama. Where in the popular media of the New York and Seattle Times and the other stringees or ABCBSNBCPBS are these insane outrages discussed? NOWHERE. Why? Their president Barack Obama's lack of capability and incompetency would to front and center. So: nothing.
Let's pivot to sworn police officers killing every unarmed black kid they can find and now how cold -hearted Republicans torture innocent Muslims just for the thrill of it. (I never understand why it is acceptable for the president to arbitrarily kill by drone those he thinks "guilty" along with scores of completely innocent people, including many kids.)
IT ALWAYS WORKS!
(Republicans won in November's mid-term election because even the Far-left media couldn't obfuscate the brilliantly-publicized beheadings of Americans by ISIS, the blame for which ultimately came down on the Obama administration.)
Saturday, December 6, 2014
4.1 million years ago give or take the first humans became present in the world.
215 years ago give or take forty or so years the Industrial Revolution began.
45 years ago give or take what was first called "global cooling" was noticed.
0 years ago is today.
Forty-five years ago came the first Malthusian Alarm bells of what was dubbed Global Cooling, then after the cooling warmed, it became Global Warming, then after warming cooled, the name was changed into the all-purpose and unarguable Climate Change. That we humans have "caused" climate change is a non-debatable given by so-called environmental activists, and of course "science" itself agrees as do all "reputable" (meaning believers) scientists.
For about 3,099,955 years human activity had no influence on the climate. Apparently Mother Nature -- as we named "natural forces" -- did.
Then 3,099,785 years after humans came aboard they they started the Industrial Revolution. Took'em quite a time.
From that dark moment -- dark, at least to billionaire environmental activists -- humans began destroying the world. "The power of mankind is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to survive it..." Oh wait, that was not a billionaire environmentalist saying that, it was a reverend, Thomas Robert Malthus, who lived right around the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. He actually said that the power of population -- not dirty air -- would be greater than the earth could provide subsistence for man.
In 1800 the world population was about one billion. "Science" knew then that populations would die off in the near future for lack of enough food. And sure enough, by 2014 the population was 7 billion and hadn't died off. Why? The resourcefulness of humans.
But now science is serious, then, it must have been kidding.
Democrats want us to believe -- and many of you do believe -- that in 45 years or even 215 years out of 4, 100,000, that's .005% of the time humans have been human, they have killed the environment, or soon will.
But what about human ingenuity? Nah, that apparently doesn't count any more!
YOU GOTTA BELIEVE
Friday, December 5, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
You need to read articles such as this to understand how confused, incomprehensible and unresponsive our Progressive-directed federal government really is.
I remember that a few years ago there were around 175,000 (one-hundred seventy-five thousand) pages of Medicare rules and regulations, and that at any particular time anyone -- anyone -- touching it could be found in violation of something. Physicians, providers, institutions, patients, advisers, consultants, anyone except politicians apparently.
This article states that last year "Medicare issued $45.8 billion in IMPROPER PAYMENTS (forty-five billion, eight-hundred million dollars, $45,800,000,000)! THIRTEEN PERCENT OF ITS TOTAL SPENDING! (13%!) That calculates to $261,714 per page of laws, rules and regulations every year that is "improper."
Medicare cuts checks first, asks questions later. If something seems awry, the feds "undertake lengthy, expensive audits and claims reviews" then go after the possible perpetrator. Mostly doctors, it seems, because they do the expensive billing.
President Barack (Obamacare) Obama newly dictated a "significant shift in how the government tackles waste in Medicare..." One rational human being might think that would consist of a review at the heart of the 175,000 pages to see why the greedy physicians cheat the system and how they get do it. BUT NO! The president's brilliant idea is TO ADD MORE PAGES OF RULES AND REGULATIONS (since he can't pass laws!)
NOW, apparently the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) can revoke the ability to bill of any doctor, medical equipment seller or any one else. He, she or it must demonstrate a pattern -- and I am sure that term is exquisitely defined down to the placement of each dot and cross of each "t". If that "pattern" of billing is "inappropriate" as someone perhaps arbitrarily decides, or much more likely there had been article or feature in the media highlighting something some reporter deemed "inappropriate" then PRESTOCHANGO the targeted person or company will not get paid or able to bill Medicare. The Journal article then calls Medicare/Medicaid "a bureaucracy that historically has been slow to move and susceptible at times to POLITICAL PRESSURE." (Those capital letters were my doing.) No duh!
CSM can make such a revocation in the clear-cut case of suspected abuse, and I must say that is an arbitrary arbitrariness. If I work at CMS and I don't like some doctor (maybe he cheated with my wife) or company (it makes a profit), I can say I suspect something and I can bankrupt the provider. Does that seem "clear-cut?" It sounds like a clear-cut unconstitutional process. The person is guilty if only suspected. SUSPECTED? GUILTY?
In the Obama administration assertions and suspecting is tantamount to guilty with the typical media coverage. Banks, for example, have paid out tens of billions of dollars in fines with never being able to go to court. That seems to be the Progressive view of "fair."
Another contradictory issue. The Obama administration is generally attempting to prohibit the use of criminal records in credit and hiring decisions. But here in his CMS-land, providers cannot get into the MedicareMedicaid program if "they have had certain felony convictions." Contradictory or hypocritical, you decide.
The entire healthcare industry -- America's largest -- is the most expensive in the universe because of so much micromanagement of it by the government. Providers must devote gigantic sums to get round the burdensome and incomprehensible rules in order to stay in business.
TRUST is at the core. LiberalProgressiveDemocrats do not trust "We the People" and capitalism, so barriers must be erected to stop honest, hard-working healthcare workers from cheating. As with every group of human beings, using the bell-shaped curve, some percentage of that group can be dishonest, but by far the greatest number never will be. Democrats regulate as if all Americans are crooks. It is unnecessary and expensive.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
We need to put more effort into closing our racial divides
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