Sunday, September 16, 2018

If you really want to embrace failure...

Friday, September 7, 2018

Something to ponder.

According to some estimates, 40,200 people died in accidents involving motor vehicles in 2016, a 6 percent rise from the year before. If true, that works out to about 112 deaths per day! Now, contrast that to homicides committed by gun wielding individuals....

Excluding most suicides, at least 15,549 people were killed by guns in the United States in 2017, according to data collected by Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a nonprofit organization that tracks media and law enforcement reports of shootings. That works out to about 43 deaths per day, and that figure includes criminal activity, for the most part.

Here's the 'vital' difference, ignoring the unintended pun. Most car deaths were the result of random factors that came together to kill, while gun fatalities via crooks were almost always intentional. (Now to be fair, somewhere between 1 to 4% of those killed were due to the actions of deranged actors). This is disturbing to me.

Our society seems to accept death, via car, as a matter of course. It's just a fact of life. A risk we all take every time we get into our vehicles to go someplace. While a very sad statistic, nobody blames the car!

Now contrast that thought to getting killed by a gun via criminal action. So, who do some people blame? The gun of course. (That concept is being carried to the extreme in some 'sanctuary' cities that actively protect illegal alien criminals while STILL railing against current gun laws).

The bottom line is that death happens all the time. You can't avoid it entirely. Sure, some of the factors can be employed to reduce that outcome; better designed cars, etc. Other factors, like deaths via guns could be curtailed by removing the criminal element from the rest of our society. But here's a disturbing fact. The Left along with some Liberal Progressives, seem intent on blaming an object (the gun) for effects that are caused by people. What surprises me, more than anything else, is that they haven't (yet) launched a campaign to ban our cars!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Yes, we are fucked...

Random Thoughts for Sept 2018!

A new Supreme Court justice??
I was looking more and more likely that conservative Brett Kavanaugh was going to be sworn in this October, as the newest member of the highest court of the Land. It that comes true, he will be a key swing vote that will see a paradigm shift in the makeup of the High Court for many years to come. Understandably, this is causing no little stress to Deep State Members and people like George Soros.

It's the Staff stupid!

A recently published op-ed piece in the failing New York Times disclosed that all the apparent progress we've witnessed in the economy was NOT due to Donald J. Trump, but rather, in spite of him! It's seems that one of his staff feels that the man's a complete klutzoid, and were it not for his (or her) efforts, the country would have continued to spin downwards into Dante's Inferno! (I would have published a link to that piece, but the NYT is now an online subscription site. That's what publications normally do right before they tank completely..). And, anyway, it was President Trump's response that I thought to be news worthy in this case. Sure, the man is mercurial and prone to shooting from the hip in everything that he does. In other words, exactly the right man to be in that office at this time in our Nation's history! 

The Far Left playbook!

I was fortunate enough to grab the latest copy of the Leftist Playbook or 'How We will Win Again'! It's chock full of useful advice on how to confront conservatives where ever you might find them. Here's a short excerpt; “It's important to remember that the truth is whatever you want to make it. It's malleable, you know, like a penis. Just remember that a lie, when told often enough, WILL be taken as the truth. Also, if you find yourself up against a truly knowledgeable individual, just scream at them really loudly! (Conservatives don't like that and will often retreat from the debate)! But wait! That doesn't mean that we can just scream our way back into power! Each and every Liberal must learn the fine arts of obfuscation, diversion and how to lie convincingly. And remember, when all else fails, you can always pull out the race card!” Those rubes will never know what hit them!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Why we will likely not survive as a species!

According to the Drake Equation, there should be loads and loads of other intelligent life forms in the Universe. That we have not discovered any is somewhat troubling. One theory holds that it must be very difficult to see a race of beings grow to technological supremacy, of the sort that could communicate, without first stripping their planet completely bare of resources. (That's pretty much what's happening today, here on Earth). We don't see this kind of 'slippage', so much, in America, due to our unique geo-social positioning. However, as the world population continues to increase at the rates shown above, it's pretty easy to see the writing on the wall.

Of the three critical factors, I've outlined above, water availability will likely be the first to go by the way. (Imagine over a billion people suddenly finding that their 'water shortage' problem had become critical). Hundreds of millions would get on the move poste haste! Thirst can and often does drive a person insane very quickly. They will do anything to get a drink! So, imagine a billion or more 'insane' people marching on a neighboring country's border. The ensuing chaos would destabilize to world very quickly and then like domino's falling, other countries would fall one after the other....Check out the World Population Clock here!

As the Nation humms along, the Left is imploding!

The United States is humming along like a supercharged race car with a smoking economy, record low unemployment, improved standing in the world and a growing National sense of We-Can-Do!

Now, I wouldn't bore my few readers with the bodacious figures they can easily gather from the net. What I did want to delve into, was the steaming mess that has become the Democratic Party leadership. Seriously, after hanging its collective hat on Russian collusion, insanity and general incompetence, President Trump and America continued to steam forward while gaining in almost every poll. Damn him to hell, they continued to shout in united voice!

In point of fact, the signs of self implosion of the DNC were becoming pretty clear to many. Front runners like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who have shown a rather poor knowledge of most everything political, were casting new doubts among the Far Left rank and file. Turning Point even offered her a 100K sum which she could donate to any charity, if she would only debate Candice Owens on National TV. Alexandria turned them down flat. (More than likely a pretty smart move). Then there is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. A man who shocked a crowd by stating that 'America was never that great'! Really? What about all those people risking life and limb just to get in here?

Possibly to only thing that could save the Democratic Party, would be a really large national calamity. Hell, ANY news that was negative concerning Trump, would likely cause them to cream their pants! And if the bad news also affected the country in a bad way – Well, what the heck. They've never shown much interest in our Capitalist Republic, mainly because it doesn't have the word 'socialism' somewhere in the description.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The next Dark Age cometh!

The Dark Ages of early medieval period of western European history, specifically, the time (476–800 BC) was a time when there was no Roman emperor to maintain order in the West. It was a time when there was much migration of peoples into other lands. Wars were common and disease the silent killer.

Now compare that to the times I feel are coming very soon. A time when the Democrats regain power and then proceed to utterly destroy the United States. There will then be no order, in the West as millions move around the globe, creating chaos and distributing novel disease. I'd call that history repeating itself while clueless human keep forgetting past lessons.