Friday, April 22, 2016


I was passively viewing Fox Business News when it was announced first, that there was a death at the Prince compound, and later that it was Prince that had died.

The talking heads at FBN seemed genuinely stunned by Prince's untimely demise. It got a little bit maudlin when they each had to clarify what exactly Prince meant to them and how shocked they happened to be.

I am significantly more suspicious and certainly less respectful of pop stars and celebrities than most people. Most if not all pop stars are savant idiots. Yet, it touches my cold, cold heart when an entertainer dies. In an age of hyperpolitics when every aspect of news media--even the reporting of sports and weather--has been corrupted by Leftist propaganda, I can only find common ground when they report on the death of a famous person. It's the only time when it's safe to go into water. It's the only time we can trust the MSM to report accurately with a minimum of spin.

I jumped around the news channels. CNN and MSNBC were briefly truthful, accurate and journalistic. This will change in the coming days. The brief, shining moment of integrity will pass quickly.

My sig oth, who has a full plate of adversity, texted that she was "devastated." I checked my friend, the Mook's FB page: He had joined "the chorus of the stunned." I talked to a co-worker who insisted we conduct a "Prince Night" at work. In other words, the evening soundtrack would feature "The Artist." Apparently Prince never licensed Pandora because a newly created eponymous channel did not play even a single song by the honored performer. Our clients expressed satisfaction with Wild Cherry and Janet Jackson hits that emanated from desktop speakers and Prince was saluted even in his absence.

As we speak, soulless Leftists are plotting their claims to the life, the work and the death of Prince. Sad but inevitable. The best of the deceased will be linked to a shared Lefty vision and his death be blamed on their enemies. They cut funding somewhere. They voiced harsh rhetoric. Their racial overtones and dog whistles. The Confederate flag. Racism. Micro aggression. Racism.

The life and death of prince will be but one more stage for political theater. Sad but inevitable.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sanders' Tax Returns

I suppose we are all hypocritical some of the time but today's Democrats are hypocritical ALL of the time. ALL THE TIME!

With all of his itemized deductions, Sanders’s taxable income was significantly lower than it would have been if he had taken the standard deduction. The deductions left Sanders and his wife paying $27,653 in federal income taxes in 2014, on a joint income of $205,271 — an effective federal tax rate of 13.5 percent. If that seems low to you, your instincts are right: According to the Tax Foundation, the average federal income-tax rate for a couple making $200,000 to $500,000 in 2014 was 15.2 percent. The “millionaires and billionaires” that Sanders is so fond of berating payed, on average, just more than twice as much of their income (27.4 percent) in federal taxes as he did.

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Oh and why isn't an advocate of income equality returning every penny over $53,657 (The current median household income for the United States) ?

Garry Kasparov on Socialism

I found this Kasparov quote right after I posted an unrelated statement by the chess great. Not even looking for Kasparov, he just turns up everywhere. Quite the quote machine.

Garry Kasparov
about 2 months ago
I'm enjoying the irony of American Sanders supporters lecturing me, a former Soviet citizen, on the glories of Socialism and what it really means! Socialism sounds great in speech soundbites and on Facebook, but please keep it there. In practice, it corrodes not only the economy but the human spirit itself, and the ambition and achievement that made modern capitalism possible and brought billions of people out of poverty. Talking about Socialism is a huge luxury, a luxury that was paid for by the successes of capitalism. Income inequality is a huge problem, absolutely. But the idea that the solution is more government, more regulation, more debt, and less risk is dangerously absurd.

Garry Kasparov on Donald Trump

From Moonbattery

It’s tempting to rally behind him — but we should resist. Because the New York values Trump represents are the very worst kind. He exemplifies the seamy side of New York City — the Ponzi schemers and the Brooklyn Bridge sellers, the gangster traders like Bernie Madoff and the celebrity gangsters like John Gotti — not the hard work and sacrifice that built New York and America.

Born into millions, Trump wants us to believe we can follow in his footsteps if only we buy his book, go to his classes and, yes, vote for him. He stands for fake values and fake value, debt instead of cash, appearance over substance, gold paint instead of the real thing.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

New Contract With America: The Neo-Con Agenda

Special thanks to everyone at K Street who contributed to this proposal.

1. Expand the Patriot Act and close any unforeseen loopholes.

2. Plant US boots on the ground in Syria to assist moderate rebels in overthrowing the Assad Regime.

3. Continue to support NATO while demanding nothing of other members.

4. Plant US boots on the ground in Libya (if not Libya, Yemen. If not Yemen, one of them other places.)

5. Plant US boots on the ground in Ukraine.

6. Expand home ownership and mortgage payments to people who can't even pay a monthly cable bill.

7. Appoint Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

8. Acknowledge that illegal immigration is an act of love.

9. Increase federal spending because according to Cheney et al, deficits don't matter.

10. Affect a constant tone of moral superiority.