Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Why I am a conservative - The Public School edition

Years ago, I was dating a fabulously liberal woman seriously enough that people were asking us about kids and such.

Since we both lived inside the city of Cincinnati, I just assumed we would continue to live there and send our kids to private schools instead of Cincinnati Public Schools.

But when posed with the question, Ms. "Progressive" said "I'm still a champion of public schools".

Then I asked her. "So you would be willing to send your kids to CPS schools?"

"Well no, I would probably want to move out to the suburbs"

I responded "isn't that so nice and white and liberal of you"

Needless to say, it didn't work out for us. But the point is as a conservative it's in my best interest to make sure that city schools stay shitty. Why add any competition to the work force? My family is going to see to it that their kids get a quality education regardless of whether that means public or private schooling.

It puts all of my nieces and nephews at a competitive advantage.

So why are so many of my conservative brethren for school choice? Because we have empathy for people who don't have the ability to move out to West Chester (OH) to allow for their kids to get a quality education.

With competition, we would also see public schools working to make sure their kids could read before assigning them to their respective bathrooms and could do a multiplication table before understanding diversity quotas.

So say what you'd like about conservatives being all for stuff that enriches them. Ask a liberal what's in it to protect our status quo.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Milo again..............

America Has a Muslim problem 
America has a Muslim problem. Notice my wording carefully here. It isn’t a radical Muslim problem. It isn’t an ISIS problem, an Al Qaeda problem, a Taliban problem, or any of the Muslim terror groups that have sprung up in 2016. The terror attack on Saturday is an expression of mainstream Muslim values. 
Barack Obama,The “leader of the free world” is too scared to say this.In fact I have already referenced Islam both mainstream and radical in reference to this terror attack more often than Obama, who didn’t mention it at all. 
I like to imagine President Obama on “Wheel of Fortune” sweating bullets over “Radical Islam” with only a letter or two missing. I think he’d say “I’d like to buy a vowel” or if his teleprompter is broken, just “I uh uh uh uh uh.”
Following Obama’s lead, Hillary Clinton has put out the exact statement we’d expect.  Islam is not our enemy, it is a religion of peace, blah blah blah. Forgive me if I think her speechwriters are imams from Saudi Arabia. 
The Left won’t blame Islam 
Alarmingly, prominent liberals and homosexuals have fallen right in line.  They are blaming rifles, the NRA, masculinity, video games — anything but Islam. 
Dan Savage blames toxic homophobia and toxic gun culture. Well Dan, I have news for you: toxic homophobia has a name, and the name is Islam. 
Many will say that what I just said is an Islamophobic statement. Islamophobia, the irrational fear of muslims, is a nonsense term. 
Fear of Islam is entirely rational. I can tell you specifically that for gay people, “Allahu Ackbar” is the scariest words we could ever hear. 

Gun Panic 
Liberals always wait to determine the race and sex of a shooter before deciding how they will attack gun rights.  
Let me give you a clue,  liberals — Muslims don’t just use rifles, they use bombs, airplanes and knives, they like did in Paris Monday night. They will use anything to kill the hated “infidels.”  
Fewer than 300 people were murdered in 2013 with rifles. Nearly 1500 were murdered with knives to put that in perspective.  In fact more than double that number were murdered by hand and fist. 
I don’t think you’d ever get gays to line up behind a ban on fisting!


It's an Islam problem

Milo Yiannopoulos on the Islam problem in Europe and US...................

“My message to gays it that the left does not have your back. They’re not interested really in protecting minorities. You may have many listeners who are Christians that may not totally be down with the gay thing, I understand that, I’m a gay Catholic I wrestled with these things myself but ultimately these people are Americans” 
“There’s a hate mosque in the north of Orlando where this guy was hosted three weeks ago that said the compassionate thing to do for America was to kill all gays, this is the type of stuff that’s being preached in America every day. It gives rise to the horrible atrocities we’ve seen in Orlando and the left doesn’t really care about this we’ve seen them make excuses for Islam in the days that have past, we’ve seen them criticise people that dare to make the connection between Islam and what happened.” 
“Muslims don’t like Jews very much and it seems the only people that are surprised by this are our esteemed media but I think it’s clear now that all the hand wringing from Democrat politicians and all the pearl clutching, even in some cases from Republicans, is not going to help save lives.” 
“What needs to happen now is a real reckoning in america, an understanding that this isn’t an Islamic terror problem, this is an Islam problem. 100 million people live in a country where the penalty for homosexuality is death, a 1001 out of 1001 british muslims, 100% believe that homosexuality is an unacceptable lifestyle choice. And every once in a while that attitude spills over into things like this and I think the gay community is tired of hearing politicians make excuses for islam, is tired of hearing journalists lie and skirt around the problem. Is looking for people to be honest about how that community can protect itself and in my view that is making full use of the first and second amendments” 
“The best thing gay people can do now is educate themselves properly on the threats that they face, be prepared and go out wearing a gun if they can because this is a serious problem and American problems have shown no willingness whatsoever to adequately or honestly educate women or homosexuals living in these communities were these hate preachers are winding up troubled young men and sending them off to commit horrible acts”


Howard Stern on Orlando 06/15/16

Friday, June 03, 2016

Who would have thunk it?

I'm old enough to remember when an attendant would come out to you car, pump your gas, check your oil and wash your windshield all for the price of the gasoline.

Did you ever wonder what ever happened to those workers when you get a nice back splash of gasoline you're pumping yourself in 8 degree weather.

You'd think that for all this talk about raising the minimum wage, some people might throw those memories out.

And yet people are going to be shocked, shocked when increased wages for fast food workers increases the demand for self serve kiosks.............

 Wendy’s is currently taking flak for testing automated kiosks. They plan to make 6,000 automated kiosks available to their franchise stores by the end of the year. This isn’t a new thing. McDonald’s has been testing this for years in Romeoville, Illinois, and all over Europe, including Berlin of course. As big corporations are wont to do, they cite the prospect of declining profits due to wage increases (which is impossible in Germany with their justly strict worker’s rights). This is about maximizing profits and increasing safety, full stop. 30% of a restaurant’s costs come from staff. Maintaining iPads and burger flipping robots will cost much, much less. That’s just reality at this point. Also, you don’t have to worry about a robot rubbing your food on its genitals. So there’s that. 
There’s been a considerable backlash against McDonald’s and now Wendy’s for this. Curious given that when 100% automated and robotic Eatsa opened in San Francisco it was met with white-privilege glee. Then again, they’re selling quinoa bowls. But, it’s the same thing. They’ve chosen not to hire as many — or any — staff as a regular fast food restaurant to maximize profits for themselves.  
Let’s not kid ourselves.
It makes sense for McDonald’s in Berlin to become automatized. There is universal health care, education and retirement. If you lose your job at Micky-D’s, you can go back to school for free and learn something new while the state pays your rent, childcare, and health insurance. But that simply is nowhere near reality anywhere in the United States. Unfortunately technology is by-passing basic human rights in the USA. There are going to be a lot of people left behind with no real recourse for forming a new life and career without major sacrifices. That’s just wrong. US policy on basic human rights for its citizens needs to catch up with its advancing technology, fast. It’s sad we’re still arguing in the US about a fair wage for workers the world doesn’t even need anymore.

Some people will never learn. 

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Bernie Sanders fails to explain socialism failures in Latin America

Why I am a conservative - Government efficiency edition

I keep hearing that "progressives" are the ones who believe in science.

Yet, if that's the case why is it that none of them are willing to recognize that the more left a society becomes the more like likely the society will collapse.

Right now you need to look no further than Venezuela to see the collapse of once was a perfectly good country now having people starving.

Seriously, you give me any three measurable quality of life statistics, quality of schools, income distribution, crime, unemployment, tax rates, etc. and you'll see that areas run by conservatives will always out perform those run by democrats.

Here's some proof.............

The ten most financially sound states in the country are all heavily Republican, while all but one of the ten worst states are heavily Democratic. That’s according to a ranking of states in a new report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
The report — “Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition” — used official government data to measure the states’ ability to pay short-term bills and meet longer-term obligations, such as public pensions or health care costs, using five separate measures.
Cash solvency, for example, measures a state’s ability to pay its immediate bills. Budget solvency measures whether states will end the year with a surplus or deficit. Long-run solvency looks at a state’s ability to meet long-term spending commitments. Service-level solvency measures a state’s ability to respond to a demand for increased spending. And trust fund solvency measures unfunded pension liabilities and state debt.