Wednesday, August 16, 2017

If You Think A Few Statues Will Appease the Left, You're Crazy

The Left won't stop here.  The Civil War monuments won't be the end...in fact it's not even good enough now...they want the monuments, they want CEOs to resign from economic policy councils...

If they get victories here, they'll expand the definition of bigotry and call for more...and more.  They want nothing more than the full prostration of the Trump Administration and then the nation as a whole.

Remember, the Tea Party was called racist, when TEA stood for "taxed enough already".  Want lower taxes?  RACIST!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Max Dumb from the Fever Swamps (in this case Fever Tundra)

Mt theory about a metaphorical type of Left Wing Penis Envy in academia is holding up well...

SUNY Plattsburgh.  Ugh.  Why do we confer any legitimacy on the people who are likely in the 10% percentile of their profession, just because they work on a college campus? 

There is ALOT of dumb coming from our prestigious institutions, but it seems the MAX dumb is coming from our nearly worthless institutions.  And yes (Sorry Upstaters), SUNY-P is nearly worthless.

Monday, August 14, 2017

How You Get More Trump

This is pure analysis...in no way to be construed as a pro-Confederate argument...but the political left has destroyed it's standing with several broad swaths of American society:
1)  Males, particularly, white males
2)  Married women
3)  The American South
There are zero Democrat Senators from the South and the Republicans own the South politically nearly lock, stock, and barrel.  

This isn't going to help, or this.  Perhaps the principled stand that lefties think they are making is worth any tactical electoral setback, but maybe not.  Tactical mistakes are, arguably, what delivered the Oval Office to the weirdest major candidate ever at the expense of the most inevitable candidate ever.

Something to think about.  Maybe.  Ok, if you're a lefty...not.

Radical suggestion:  Stop obsessing about the damn monuments.  Leave them alone.  How about that as a strategy???

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sowell? Who's That?

Major Yup here.

Irony (or maybe just funny)...here I am a white man and if I had to point to a single person who has had the most influence my outlook of the world as it relates to economics, politics, and society - a conservo-libertarian outlook mind you - it's a black man.

Frankly, their loss if they can't see the greatness in their own.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Ugh, Ugh, and Double Ugh. Libtards Make Movie About Frustration at Institutions About...You Guessed It

The 1974 classic movie Death Wish stuck a chord with Americans because it articulated a strong sense of frustration with our institutions that are tasked with our safety...both the (lack of) competency of the these institutions and the arrogance offered up in response when these institutions are questioned.

Institutions that we setup, and pay for, fail us and then bristle when we question them after paying, oftentimes, unbearable costs.

This is what made the 1974 version so powerful.  Is it so hard to believe that the same frustrations are perhaps at work today?

No, can't be...has to be that answer-for-everything...RACISM!

File this under:  This is how you get more Trump.

Idiots.

I hate the movies... but now I have to go see this.  Maybe eat at Chik-fil-A prior to...

No Vote, Huh? How About a White Guy Tax Boycott?

No vote, no taxes.

Trust me...you will miss my annual $140,000 of taxes (and that's just income taxes)...and all the money that the roughly 80 million of us dudes pay in taxes.

Go ahead, we're happy to keep the money.

And your lefty dreams would collapse in a heap of smoldering detritus if we didn't keep the whole shitty system propped up with our hard earned dollars.

Give it a whirl.  We can sort it all out legally later after all the municipal, state and sovereign defaults....

NFL Is Not Immune from The Iron Rule of Business

Here is Richard Sherman perhaps lamenting poor Colin Kaepernick's employment woes or perhaps merely pointing out some logical dissonance...
"Now if you told me this guy threw eight pick-sixes last year and played like a bum, had no talent, that’s one thing,” Sherman told USA Today about Kaepernick, who threw 16 touchdown to four interceptions as a 49er last year. “But Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Mallett or whoever is playing for the Jets right now — whoever is starting for the Jets is terrible — have jobs. You’re telling me fans would rather you lose and put a worse player out there because a guy took a stand? That’s where it’s so troublesome to me.”
Very good point.  Very incomplete point.  Very superficial thinking, and thus very besides the point.

Football performance is not the only consideration for employment in the NFL.  We all know it's a business and which particular employees to hire in the business is a multi-variate business decision.  And yes, Richard, fans' attitudes are highly relevant even if they are mercurial, off-putting or somewhat illogical.  Nobody has a right to play in the NFL and the customer is king, just like in any business.  If fans don't like Kaepernick, for any reason from his "stand" to his fro', it's their prerogative and his problem.  The customer is always right.  Owners understand this even if All-Pro players don't.

UPDATE:  In Other News:  Girlfriend of Guy Who Wants a Job, Insults Guy Who Might Give Boyfriend a Job.

UPPDATE:  Ugh, more of this foolishness here.  Truth hurts these guys but talent is fungible...Kaepernick could be 10 times better than he is and no one will miss him...there'll be another talent coming along soon enough and the world will forget.  The world, thus the NFL, simply doesn't need Colin Kaepernick.  Frankly, the world doesn't need half these guys.  If enough people don't see him as brave, but rather a dickhead, then he's a dickhead because they pay the bills.  Modern-day slavery yadayadayada.

Hey, I know how CK can revive his career.  Subject his views to debate...have a debate live on TV about these issues...the public would tune in in good faith.  Whoops, nope, they didn't teach that course at UNevada or wherever he happened to get a parchment from.  Make a phony-baloney stand with no accountability and the accountability will find you.


Wednesday, August 02, 2017

More ObamaCare "Bad Luck"

Less than 12 months ago:  "Meet the Insurer Making Money from ObamaCare."
The big insurers’ troubles have led critics to raise questions about the overall sustainability of the ObamaCare model.
But Molina sees more room for his company to grow. It has already announced plans to expand this year into three more markets.
Today: "Molina to Cut Costs, Eliminate 1,500 Jobs Following Big Loss"
The company said it’s eliminating about 1,500 jobs as part of a restructuring plan that it hopes will save $300 million to $400 million by late next year. In the meantime, Molina withdrew its 2017 earnings outlook. The company also said it will exit money-losing Affordable Care Act markets in Utah and Wisconsin for next year.
Wow.  No doubt "Unexpectedly."

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

SNAP

Regardless of whether SNAP will ever make a cent of profit, or anything relating to the business model, the governance structure always was, and is, a disaster for shareholders.  Why anybody bought this stock is beyond me.  Just because Facebook got away with the same bullshit and shareholders have done well, does not make it a good structure, and it should have never been acceptable.

I suspect this concentration of power in the founder will not be part of future tech IPOs after this.

Once Again...Early But Never Wrong...Venezuela Version

Well, I've been early on this call for awhile but it seems that Venezuela is finally, not just circling, but going down the drain.  I view Mary O'Grady at the WSJ as a suitable authority, and she says civil war is either here as we speak or inevitable now.  There's not much more to say at this point, except to take ongoing digs at all the useful idiots like Danny Glover and Sean Penn and Robert Kennedy Jr. who touted Chavismo with patently asinine assertions such as 'Venezuela has great healthcare.'  That and to watch the bodies pile up.  Such a tragedy.  Anybody with a cursory understanding the history of the 20th century could have seen this coming.  Worth reprising my view...

Where Venezuela is now is where ALL SOCIALISM ends.  Always.  Full stop.

And, frankly, the Venezuelans deserve their fate. They bought the bill of goods that Chavez and his criminal gang were selling for years.  Enthusiastically too.  They fell pathetically into a trance under the transparently cynical cult of personality that Chavez built around himself.  And they had the misery of nearby Cuba as well as the recent examples of the USSR and Argentina to learn from.  But learn they did not.  They were dupes of a world-historical magnitude...some of the greatest suckers ever to walk the planet.

P.S. Here is my next prediction, which may take years to prove true - the Obama administration clandestinely propped up the Chavez/Maduro regime