Archive for June, 2013

Huh…

Posted in politcs, Uncategorized, War On Terror with tags , , , , , on 30, June 2013 by chockblock

Via Instapundit:

All in all, I became convinced that high levels of low-skill immigration are good for wealthy Americans and bad for poor Americans. Far more important, high levels of illegal immigration—when you start to get into the millions, as we have—undermines unions and labor standards, lowers wages, heightens social tensions, strains state budgets, widens income inequality, subverts the rule of law, and exacerbates class divides. The effects go far beyond wages, because few undocumented workers earn enough to cover anything close to the cost of government services (such as education for their children) they require, and those services are most important to low-income Americans. In short, it’s an immense blow to America’s working class and poor.
–“Why Liberals Should Oppose the Immigration Bill It’s about low-wage American workers “: T.A. FRANK,THE NEW REPUBLIC.

It’s all about the “poor”. In Star Trek, Guinan the Bartender[tm] talked about disposable people. Ironically, Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew boasted about having a Mexican Maid[tm] as the perks of being in Hollywood.

It was never about “right” or “immigrants”, it was about a new underclass the wealthy left can exploit. From Wal-Mart, Tyson Chicken, the Fast food industry and other places that employ those who live on low wages, the new immigration bill is a godsend. More people they can employ for crap wages. For democrats, a bumper crop of votes from those dependent on the welfare state.

Look at Detroit, California and other “blue state” areas to see how the left has ruined everything it touches.

Remember, the Boston Bombers were on welfare, as were many domestic terrorists here and in the UK.

Oh yeah, also from Insty, liberal rag the Atlantic asks: ” 10 Years After the Fall of Saddam, How Do Iraqis Look Back on the War?

Advertisements

Hot Crew! A cute libertarian girl…

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , on 15, June 2013 by chockblock

Liberals love cute girls (especially if they are under 18, ask any Hollywood director).

So here’s a cute girl:

and another one:

See more at Token Libertarian Girl.

The Democrats implode

Posted in politcs, rankers with tags , , , , , , , on 9, June 2013 by chockblock

tumblr_inline_mkclysJxJI1qz4rgp

“I am sorry that, as a United States senator and presidential candidate, I was critical of you about so many things I now, myself, am doing.

I am sorry about saying Guantanamo would be closed immediately and it was a blight on America. It is still wide open for business.

I am sorry for criticizing you and your administration for intrusions on American’s privacy and invasions into personal liberties. My NSA took what you did and put it on steroids.

I am sorry for criticizing the way you waged the war on terror. I have personally approved a number of drone strikes and actually have said it is OK to kill an American on foreign soil without due process. I know you are probably saying, “Aren’t you the expert on the Constitution?” but, as you know, being president is hard work. ”

–“Imagining Obama’s apology to Bush ” NYT.com via hotair.com

And this is why I will never be a “democrat”. They MUST use dirty tricks, strait out of the Nixon playbook to win. I weep for New Mexico, my homestate. We have to LIVE with these clowns.

Let’s hope this keeps up. As my uncle used to say “Give the Democrats time and they will destroy themselves.”

The Pledge of Allegiance

Posted in HOOAH!, politcs, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 5, June 2013 by chockblock

Presented without comment.

1950’s America

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , , on 3, June 2013 by chockblock

Via: Instapundit

Opportunities Unlimited (1950s circa)

This video from the Prelinger Archives shows how the end of WWII and returning GI’s shaped Post War America.

Student loans and the welfare state would be attempts to ape that boom. But without the chocolate of pent up demand and the peanut butter of low inflation and rising wages, it didn’t happen. We got Vietnam, the Oil Crisis, Stagflation and the decline of America’s military.

The 1950’s weren’t perfect, but they were far from the “hellhole” Hollywood wants you to believe. It was the boom of the 50’s that provided the money for the mooching hippies, beatniks and the liberals that followed.

I think it’s time we cut off their line of “credit” don’t you?

Old Economy is Old

Posted in politcs, rankers with tags , , , , on 1, June 2013 by chockblock

Meet “Old Economy Steve”:
old_economy_steven
According to the Atlantic.com, there are 700 “funny” versions of this on quickmeme. Most imply that life was easy back in the ’70s.

Was it?

But wait, how good did Steve really have it? Assuming he finished school some time in the late disco era, probably not so hot. Remember, the 1970s were the time of stagflation — that awful combo of high unemployment and spiraling inflation that left policy makers flummoxed. When the Federal Reserve finally jacked up interest rates to combat it, the bank induced several rocky years of recession. In 1982, the unemployment rate for 20-to-24-year-old men peaked at more than 18 percent. For teens it was in the twenties. Meanwhile, the late 70s also kicked off America’s first plunge into industrial decline. Little remembered fact, Chrysler actually needed a government bailout to survive in 1979.

I’ve talked about how selfish and immature the hippie baby boomers are. The 70’s and early 80’s were a time of recession, unemployment and the Cold War. The “misery index” was coined by adding unempolyment and inflation. Regan was elected and things turned around. Hippies became the yuppies who got greedy and went from the “age of Aquarius” to the “decade of greed”.

Their children were promised college and “free stuff”, just vote Democrat and you’ll get it. The Community Re-investment Act promised houses, Fannie Mae promised to bankroll college.

And now it’s crumbling. Subprime mortages tanked the housing market, grade inflation and worthless degrees are popping the higher education bubble.

Enrages Millennials only have themselves to blame.