Laurence Vance on the truth about Social Security. It’s more than unsustainable.
I heard quite a bit of the hysterical circus otherwise known as the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings yesterday on the radio. I’m sure that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford really did experience a sexual assault during high school, maybe more than once, and maybe during college or after as well. I don’t think she’s making it up.
Jacob Hornberger says he believes Ford and that Judge Kavanaugh’s demeanor was shocking and that he seemed engaged in bluster. Meanwhile Robert Wenzel reluctantly thinks Kavanaugh should still be approved to the Supreme Court, as a way to expose the hysteria and true colors on the Left, even though Kavanaugh is an Establishment elitist and authoritarian Patriot Act supporter.
And Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Shady Pines) withholding the initial Ford complaint letter for over a month until after all the hearings, and after her own interviewing of Kavanaugh, was a disgrace. Feinstein needs to be censured by the Senate, and maybe even brought up on charges of obstruction of justice. And Sen. Tricky Dick Durbin and Sen. Kamala Harris telling Kavanaugh that he himself ask for an FBI investigation, when they themselves can very well do that, like, he should want the same FBI to investigate him who illicitly cleared Hillary Clinton for political reasons and who fabricated a whole “Russia collusions” case to frame up a candidate or President.
Anyway, there are a lot of discrepancies in this whole case. It wouldn’t surprise me if Kavanaugh really did do what he is accused of doing. Through his opinions as a judge he shows someone who believes in dominance and authoritarian government power, not liberty, not in a check on government power. And also, given all the drinking he apparently did as a youngin and supposedly still loves beer, and given that alcohol kills brain cells, I can see how his thinking has been affected over the years. Is that fair of me to bring up that point? I think so.
But regardless of all that, I really don’t care any more if Kavanaugh becomes another member of the Supreme Parasites. Even the “liberals” on the High court rubber stamp the hysterical post-9/11 police state. One violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments after another. And they approve of police power, as does Kavanaugh. In one 8-1 decision by the Supremes, with at least 3 “liberals” among the 8, they approved of police criminally breaking into a home because they smelled marijuana, and/or they heard a toilet flushing inside, indicating that “evidence” was being flushed down the toilet. Evidence of WHAT, you morons? A NON-CRIME! And where in the U.S. Constitution does it authorize the U.S. government to get involved with DRUGS?
The Supreme Bureaucrats merely reflect the statists who appoint them, who reflect the authoritarian sheeple who elect the statists who appoint such judges. So Judge Kavanaugh can join the other ignoramuses on the High Court. In one opinion, he wrote,
The Fourth Amendment allows governmental searches and seizures without individualized suspicion when the Government demonstrates a sufficient “special need” – that is, a need beyond the normal need for law enforcement – that outweighs the intrusion on individual liberty. Examples include drug testing of students, roadblocks to detect drunk drivers, border checkpoints, and security screening at airports. […] The Government’s program for bulk collection of telephony metadata serves a critically important special need – preventing terrorist attacks on the United States.
Huh? The Fourth Amendment mentions that exceptions are allowed when the government can demonstrate a “special need”? Where does it say that in the Fourth Amendment? And NSA spying on Americans “prevents terrorist attacks”? How so, Judge Beerbelly?
I know, I know. I shouldn’t call him, “Judge Beerbelly.” But we might as well.
And I am not at all surprised that Kavanaugh has the authoritarian statist mentality that he has, given that he grew up in the center of elitist privilege, in the Washington, D.C. area, with a judge mother. He might as well be a Kennedy.
And I disagree with Wenzel regarding Kavanaugh’s presence on the Supreme Court helping to further expose the irrational zombies on the Left as is going on now. ANY conservative now will do that. Perhaps Judge Amy Coney Barrett would be more acceptable. At least she’s more attractive. (What? I’m not supposed to say that?) Isn’t she the one that DiFi attacked in her religious beliefs? Let’s see that again, DiFi.
And yes, Roe v. Wade should be overturned, because it’s a bad decision. Kavanaugh knows this, but he is a coward who is afraid to tell the truth, like most politicians. Nine robed parasites drawing a line on the life span of an unborn human being and saying, “Prior to this stage of growth and development it’s okay to kill the baby,” but after this stage of growth and development it’s not okay.” (So we can use that as “precedent” to later on draw a line at, say, age 75, and say the same thing.) THAT is the mentality of the abortion cult/death cult fanatics on the Left.
James Bovard on Brett Kavanaugh and a political class drunk with power.
Zero Hedge with an article on corrupt IRS parasites as exposed by Project Veritas.
Laurence Vance shows how the Trumpist anti-free traders are supporting Soviet-style central planning.
Richard Ebeling on the rise of capitalism and the dignity of labor.
Joe Lauria discusses the New York Times as judge and jury.
Michael Rozeff on the crazy extent of identity politics at today’s colleges and universities.
And Bill Sardi discusses flu scare tactics.
Apparently there is a war being waged by angry leftists against white males, religious or conservative people, civilized society, and against the free-market capitalist way of life in America. As Robert Wenzel writes in this post, it is not just a war between the sexes. Wenzel says the ones on the offensive want a centrally-planned society.
But we already have a centrally-planned society. Washington controls just about everything now. But one thing Wenzel wrote is that the warriors are going after anything that’s a part of what has raised the standard of living in our supposedly civilized society. i.e. freedom, free markets and voluntary exchange, private property, and a basic Golden Rule in society. So in my view, I think that what the warriors really want is not as much a centrally-planned society, which we already have, but to lower the standard of living for everyone. Sad.
He’s an authoritarian police-state swamp creature. (“Drain the swamp,” Donald?)
In immigration. (Border control parasites are acting criminally against innocent people, against the actual producers of society.)
Jacob Hornberger asks, Why no libertarian Supreme Court justice?
Brad on the Wendy McElroy blog has this post on how the SJWs are now infiltrating the STEM fields, particularly the Linux Kernel team’s Code of Conduct. Are there different subjective definitions of “harassment”? Some contributors are threatening to withdraw their code, threatening users with “copyright violation.”
UPDATE: Brad has a new, extensively fisked commentary on the whole issue.
The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein (the one overseeing the Mueller kangaroo investigation), is going to meet with Donald Trump to get fired. Why? Because supposedly Rosenstein remarked or joked about putting on a wire to entrap The Donald in some sort of nasty thing, and/or make use of the 25th Amendment proclaiming that Trump was unfit for office and remove him.
But it appears to me that the New York Times story about that was probably a set-up, to lure Trump into firing Rosenstein, and then Mueller et al. can use that as a case of obstruction of justice, just as I believe that Rosenstein’s letter to Trump urging him to fire James Comey, which Trump did, was for the same set-up reason.
This follows the anonymous editorial in the Times allegedly by a White House insider who thinks that Trump sucks (which he does) that was timed to coincide with Bob Woodward’s book coming out with some gossip about Trump. Well, once again Trump is taking the bait and will fire Rosenstein.
Meanwhile, another female accuser has come forward to accuse SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during college, in addition to the psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford who says that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. And there’s something now about a “gang rape” thing?
Oh, well. It wouldn’t surprise me if all that is true given what an authoritarian statist neanderthal Kavanaugh is in his decisions as a judge. And it also wouldn’t surprise me if the accusers are making things up, which would be on behalf of the political activists on the left whose one and only issue is abortion. It’s all about abortion, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
They are obsessed with abortion and the “rite of passage” killing their offspring. It’s a cult. The activists and all the brainwashed sheeple on the left couldn’t care less about the important issues such as Kavanaugh’s very bad anti-freedom, anti-privacy, anti-security decisions as a judge. They couldn’t care less about Kavanaugh’s rubber-stamping the drug war and warrantless searches or his approving of the unconstitutional Guantanamo prison and its illegally holding innocent people without charges, and torture. Nope. Their hysteria is all about abortion and the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade.
The people on the left are just as hysterical in their possibly losing their “right” to kill their offspring as the national security statists in Washington are hysterical in their discomfort in Trump’s criticizing them and all their criminal and unconstitutional agencies as he did during the campaign.
So if the Democrats take back Congress and the Mueller people and their congressional cohorts succeed in impeaching Trump for “obstruction” and/or “lying to law enforcement,” it’s really Trump’s own fault for mistakenly authorizing Rosenstein in appointing a special counsel Mueller, and Trump’s appointing “deep state” apparatchiks and militarists such as Jeff Sessions, Mattis and others in the first place. And if Kavanaugh gets pulled from the nomination by people making things up about him, then he gets what he deserves as well, being a police-statist and rubber-stamper of militarism and the bureaucratic state.
And that is what I have to say about those things right now.
And while we’re referring to gun rights, and regarding these sexual assault allegations against some government apparatchik who is running for Supreme Bureaucrat: If women and #MeToo victims want to prevent rape or sexual assault, the best way to do that is to be armed. If anyone should be armed, it is the women of society. If some brute is attempting to force himself on you, if you are armed and able to reach your weapon, then all you have to do is brandish the weapon and the coward runs away. There would be far fewer rapists and attempted rapists if more women were armed. Do you disagree with that?
And also, why do gun-control liberals want a police state? That is what they advocate for, when they want a disarmed civilian population and a government armed to the teeth. Nutsos.
Robert Wenzel discusses how some libertarians are joining the chorus in calling for the feds to use antitrust laws to investigate social media companies including Google and Fakebook. Among other things, Wenzel states:
It is particularly absurd for libertarians, who should be anti-government to their core, to call on the government to help them in their battles. These “libertarians” don’t get the essence of liberty. They do not understand the problem of government. That government central control of any kind creates a power source that the worst in society will work to control and over time do.
And that those libertarians should grow up.
The bureaucrats of France, Emmanuel Macron’s France, have ordered that “far-right” politician Marine Le Pen undergo a psychiatric examination for her posting of graphically violent images on social media that supposedly included Islamic State extremists killing innocent people. The government accuses Le Pen of “inciting terrorism or pornography or seriously harm human dignity.”
Totalitarian regimes do that kind of thing to dissidents or to those who attempt to express a particular reality that goes against the government’s narrative as repeated and reinforced by the media, and by intellectuals and pro-regime academics.
The rulers send a “disloyal” or “unpatriotic” citizen to a mental institution or to be evaluated by a government-approved or government-employed psychiatrist, usually to then either be involuntarily committed to the institution or drugged up with mind-altering drugs.
Now, while I believe that Marine Le Pen definitely has a right to express herself and post images, I don’t agree with her on emphasizing the Muslim extremism stuff.
What we do need to emphasize is that Western governments have been invading, occupying, bombing and tyrannizing Muslim countries for decades now and no wonder there is blowback. No wonder they retaliate in their own radicalized, primitive ways. (Actually, the U.S. and other governments’ violence against those countries has been that of primitives as well.)
But if France has been experiencing terrorism in recent years, they need to look in the mirror for the real causes. France’s regime has been one of the worst participants as far as warmongering on the Middle-East is concerned. So in addition to France’s warmongering criminality against foreigners, now France also wants to crack down on its own people, and punish their difference of views and speech with Soviet-like psychiatric impositions. Shame on France.
First, as long as we have the U.S. Constitution as the law of the land, it contains rules that government bureaucrats and their enforcers must follow. So as long as the bureaucrats and the rulers have power over us, we need that they have rules to follow, to protect out liberty.
But Gary Barnett has this article on the Constitution, with good questions to ask as far as how has it really helped to protect our liberty.
Ron Paul comments on Republicans’ responsibility for socialism’s comeback.
Jacob Hornberger on “price gouging.”
Tho Bishop says that in socialist Venezuela the poor starve to death while the politically powerful feast.
Ryan McMaken says that capitalism makes us more humane.
Jeff Deist with three lessons from the Kavanaugh debacle.
And Zero Hedge with an article on U.S. diplomats involved in trafficking of human blood and pathogens for secret military program.