Friday, January 20, 2017

- Oh What A Beautiful Morning....

I ripped this off from ace of spades because you just can't miss it. Think of this as me retweeting, if I had a twitter account.

Protester screams NOOOOOO at the heavens as Trump is sworn in as President.

Is it a man? Is it a woman? Who knows. Certainly not me. You can never tell when it comes to devoted liberals. But whatever their binary gender, their misery is beautiful and well deserved. I can't tell you what a delicious irony it is to know that these people who are storming around Washington smashing windows and throwing rocks at police, have the banner slogan of "Love Trumps Hate". I've never seen a bunch of people more consumed with hate in my life.

- President Donald J. Trump

I liked his speech. My favorite part was when he talked about putting gays into camps, crucifying transsexuals, lynching illegal immigrants, and putting blacks and women "back in their place".

The nice thing about being a liberal is never having to face reality.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

- A Final Note To Obama Supporters

With any luck this is my very last post during the long dark march through the ID of America that was the Obama administration. He seems like a nice, emasculated guy President Obama. He and I might get along if we didn't discuss politics or sports. It's really a shame he was so unfathomably arrogant. He's made it much harder on all of us in the process. and it's the supporters of Obama who I have the really big beef with anyway.

To all you Obama supporters out there, I'd like to paraphrase a famous quote you probably imagine was uttered by Thomas Jefferson. It wasn't.

"A Government big enough to give everything they want to anyone who 'feels oppressed', is big enough to take it all away the minute a new leader is elected to it."

You people never really understood. You don't change America by ignoring the people and changing the law anyway. You only motivate (and piss off) the people that never agreed with you with you in the first place. Go fuck yourselves snowflakes.

- Imagined Problems, Real Pain

Imagine you’re one of those liberals who believes every word they write in Slate.

You really care about social justice and hate the inhuman monsters who oppose it with the fire of 1,000 white hot suns. You really, REALLY care about racism and you hate the white racist inhuman monsters who oppose that. You really, really, really care about Feminism and you hate the male rapist evil inhuman monsters who oppose that. Every box checked. Every thought which might let someone from the left believe you disagree with them, thoroughly and completely purged from your world view.

When Obama was elected you were ecstatic. Here, FINALLY was someone who would use the power of government to make those idiot redneck inhuman monsters finally see what assholes they really are. Here was someone who was going to make everything right for all the oppressed people that you’ve been cheering for your whole life. Here was a smart, BLACK, President who would do whatever he had to in order to tip the scales of justice in favor of groups you think needed it, and away from the white, male, racist inhuman monsters who until now, have been beating you their whole life with their unfair rules.

But today, you’ve awoken to a nightmare. Instead of learning their lesson and caring about what the government told them to, the white racist, rapist, evil inhuman monsters have elected one of their own to the Presidency. But it’s even worse than that. Now, every time someone in the media tries to remind them of what evil inhuman monsters they are for not supporting leftist causes they get shouted down. Instead of politely keeping quiet like conservatives used to do, they’re everywhere. And they won’t shut up with their racist, sexist, trans-phobic, islamo-phobic hatred. they don't believe in Love like leftists, they're all about HATE, HATE, HATE! And that's the perfectly justifiable reason that you hate them.

They aren’t even ashamed of it anymore. They think that just because they feel the way they do that makes it OK, but THEY’RE THE WRONG FEELINGS! It makes you just want to lock yourself in the closet and cry. It’s like a whole great, beautiful world has come crashing down around your head. It’s literally like the end of the world. Even the comments section at Slate is full of people who won’t quit it.

I don’t know if Trump is going to be a good President, and god knows untangling this mess without it all blowing up in our faces is going to take a good one. I honestly don’t know if he can pull it off. But it’s always that way with a big change of direction. If I’m surprised it will only be to the up side.

If we do slip off the edge of the cliff, I can’t say it would be worth it. But I do know that I’ll feel better thanks to the effect his election had on the millions of actors, media people and baristas that feel the way I related above. They don't deserve run the cappuccino machine, let alone the government of a free nation. And today, and especially tomorrow, I will the thanking a just universe for their misery. Hopefully they learn something from it.

- Friends Vs. Allies

I sent an email to a friend of mine this morning - the CIO of a Hedge Fund with a stellar reputation (both the man and the fund), asking him for a small favor. Before 9AM I had a response to my query, and an offer of additional help.

If there is one thing that Wall Street teaches you (whether you like it or not) is that there is a very big difference between friends and allies. Allies are self interested and will fight along side you so long as your interests align. A friend will fight along side you whether your interests align or not, because you're success is at some small remove also theirs, and they knows they can expect the same treatment from you if the need ever arises.

The difference is the gap between the political and the personal. For the left they've always been one in the same, but we on the right who want politics to be as small a part of our lives as possible, tend to think about it a little differently.

Which brings me to this post by Vox about Glenn Reynolds. You should click through and read Glenn's post too, but Vox has meaningful additions to it:

Progressives Destroyed Normalcy And Now They’re Shocked Trump Isn’t Normal. Choose the form of your Destructor. But I disagree with the thesis of this piece that people on the right should embrace civility and normalcy. Civility and normalcy are privileges that require a broad consensus. Conservatives have been utter failures at “conserving” these traits.

Here’s my take:

There’s an old joke about a boy who complains to his mother that his little sister keeps pulling his hair. “Oh,” responds the mother, “she doesn’t know that it hurts.” A few minutes later, the mother hears the girl scream and runs into the other room. “She knows now,” the boy explains.

There’s a lesson for Republicans in that old joke, if they’re smart enough to absorb it. I think that Trump is smart enough. Go pull some hair.

The old right is an ally. We seek the same outcomes in the vast majority of cases, and if the Alt-Right achieves it's goals, then most of the intellectual right will celebrate the outcomes achieved. But when it comes to facile charges of Racism and Misogyny, they are all a bunch of beaten dogs, too afraid of the media whip to even bark a little. And so long as the MSM retains even a little of it's past influence and offers the promise of media acceptance to the old right, they will never be our friends, only our allies.

It may be painful being at odds with them over this question of process. But I for one am always glad when I am shown the difference between a friend and an ally at a minimum cost. Better to know before it matters very much than to find out you were wrong later, when the stakes are much higher.

- A Blast From The Past

I was writing a long post about how 60 million Americans are now considered members of a 'hate group'. And I was looking for that great Tom Sowell quote about how government at it's best is nothing but the "arbiter of force". Well it turns out that the only person on the internet who actually quoted him was me, in this post from 2009 titled, "This Stuff Never Get's Old".

So naturally I decided to re-link it instead.

The age of fallacy is coming to a close I think. And who better to hear on it's last day than that great fallacy shatterer, Dr. Milton Friedman.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

- 48 Hours Left Of Obama

I heard from my brother today on Facetime. It's the first time he's cobbled the energy together since his bone marrow transplant, 45 days ago. His health continues to slowly improve, and he's even getting his sense of humor back.

He thought the Trump Thug Life Videos were hysterical, so for his sake, I dropped one down below. That's the thing that Trump gave we on the right that we weren't getting from the rest of Republicans. He didn't just fight the political fight, he fought in the culture war too. He called out our lazy media for being in the tank for the left, and he wasn't afraid of them. Not even a little. And that's what these Thug Life Videos are really about. There will be no apologies, not for at least 4 years.

We know you crybabies on the left don't like it - you preferred the right when you could just bully us. Well there is a new 'badass' boss in town assholes, and with this one... there are Zero Fucks Given.