You need to read this. It lays out the case for the “Insurrection” having been a manufactured event, in order to stop the certification objections from having a way to reach the Supreme Court.
Right As Usual - The Next Generation
Musings from a Retired Teacher turned writer. Eclectic, meandering, and not aligned with any organized school of thought. Or, organized anything.
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Why Waste Time with the "News"?
It's getting to be pretty predictable.
Outrage about the horrors of the "Fascists" and "Something-Phobes"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
24/7 coverage of this "News". Nonstop and repetitive spewing of identical talking points.
Some non-conformist uncovers facts not supporting the Accepted Truth. Immediate, vicious pushback against this Heresy!
Deplatforming, Demonetizing, and Loss of Job/Privacy/Ability to appear in public/Complete ban from appearances to discuss the newly-uncovered facts.
LONG after the truth is unearthed, there is a TINY admission that the facts were, in fact, factual (usually admitted grudgingly, and with an absolute minimum of explanation). Insistence that the pseudo-facts of the Left were essentially correct, until MANY, MANY months later.
When the slandered and abused truth-teller attempts to resurrect his/her career, the Left still resists, saying that the full story is not known (and implying that they would be vindicated if it were), it's all "Old News", and that the story is simply a trope that the Fascist Haters use to avoid admitting their deep-seated hostility to the Side of Goodness and Light. And Blacks and LBGT&&&&&& (whether the whole issue even centered on them).
That Formerly Depersoned Non-Leftist will NEVER regain their position, their reputation, nor their ability to function in society. They are history.
But, now on to the Latest News:
McConnell has fallen! Doesn't that sound like the title of an action flick?
Well, that's to be expected - that a 80+ politician/public figure falls is actually NOT news. It's a common event. And, when the old geezer/geezette does so, their body usually takes a big hit - sprains, broken bones, concussions, bruises. Hospitalization is often necessary, in order to be able to rule out underlying causes for the fall.
In some cases, serious health issues are found. In others, it's just one more fall in a lifetime of clumsy movement (I've tripped since childhood, causing multiple sprains and bruising. As an old person, those falls caused ligament damage, broken bones, and need for a cane/brace to fully recover).
This is the norm for a society content to elect geriatric leaders. I'm with the folks who want EVERY over 75 candidate to take a mental functioning test. It should be the standard test that looks for evidence of strokes, mental slowing, and dementia, not one that considers non-adoption of Leftist ideals to be evidence of mental incompetence. Those results should be released, should the politician decide to continue his/her campaign.
That won't stop folks like Fetterman from being elected, but it will do a lot to clear out the deadwood.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Part of a Solution for Violent People with Mental Illnesses
Monday, February 27, 2023
Astroturf in Action
Namely, the DeSantis campaign to win the GOP nomination.
90% of the "News" and "Grassroots Excitement" is Astroturfed. Actual crowds that are motivated by organic excitement are rare - a substantial part of the Trump appeal is that voters believe the crowds are authentic. Whether all of them are (or are not, I have no evidence either way), they certainly seem to be honest supporters.
DeSantis is a PR person's Wet Dream. He is young, with a presentable wife and family, projects an earnest and honest persona, and has not had any of his failings hit the news. Do I think there is likely scandal in his past?
Of course! No human is perfect, and I suspect that he has committed the average number of either dumba$$ actions or shady sins. It's to be expected - as is the response by the news media to any suggestion of a problem, which is to sweep it under the rug.
For now. That's what October is for, silly! To bring out all of the dirt/rumor/outright lies/bought-and-paid-for media whores, and dump it all on the 6 pm News, complete with the talking heads spewing the planned and focus-group tested talking points.
For me, my plan is to vote Trump. He may be a scoundrel personally, but his ACTIONS when in office were solidly on the side of anti-Leftism. That's it, for me.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Is It Time to Use the Tools We Have Been Handed?
- Reduction of Government. Eliminate at least 10% of every agency, bureaucracy, and department. Start with Staff Functions (Line Functions are those that bring in money or are directly related to the mission of the organization's core function, Staff Functions are Operating Expenses, and COST the organization money, without bringing any in). Yes, this WILL hit women's jobs more severely - there are more women than men in staff jobs, more men than women in line jobs.
- IRS Over-reach.
- Have the head of the agency (once you've replaced the current holder of the job with someone Not-Left) put an immediate halt to Leftist NGOs claiming tax-exempt status. Take it back for as many years as they can, and put immediate tax liens on their bank accounts, material holdings, such as real estate, and all sources of income.
- Send out a directive that all NGOs doing "pass-along" with money - in essence, using tax-exempt cash to fund projects/organizations that don't qualify for tax-exempt status - will be audited. Subpoena their communications - mail, phone records, and texts. BEFORE doing so, archive their social history, and use it as additional evidence that they were colluding to evade taxes/help other organizations do so.
- Restraint of Trade - the case is pretty clear for some groups. Fine to have business competitors, okay to try to take their business from them, NOT acceptable to collude with others to drive them out of business. The abuses by NGOs should have the IRS re-examining whether they fit into the Tax-Exempt classification, and - for some - removing their status for good.