Daily Archives: July 4, 2016

Kurt Schlicter on Independence day: you owe them nothing

Obama and the clintons

And another four years!

No, not the founding fathers, but our present rulers.

You owe them nothing – not respect, not loyalty, not obedience; 

 

… The law mattered. It applied equally to everyone. We demanded that it did, all of us – politicians, the media, and regular citizens. Oh, there were mistakes and miscarriages of justice but they weren’t common and they weren’t celebrated – they were universally reviled. And, more importantly, they weren’t part and parcel of the ideology of one particular party. There was once a time where you could imagine a Democrat scandal where the media actually called for the head of the Democrat instead of deploying to cover it up.

People assumed that the law mattered, that the same rules applied to everyone. That duly enacted laws would be enforced equally until repealed. That the Constitution set the foundation and that its guarantees would be honored even if we disliked the result in a particular case. But that’s not our country today.

…  The idea of the rule of law today is a lie. There is no law. There is no justice. There are only lies.

… Only power matters, and Hillary stands ready to accumulate more power on their behalf so their oaths, their alleged principles, their duty to the country – all of it goes out the window. But it’s much worse than just one scandal that seems not to scandalize anyone in the elite. Just read the Declaration of Independence – it’s almost like those dead white Christian male proto-NRA members foresaw and cataloged the myriad oppressions of liberalism’s current junior varsity tyranny.

There is one law for them, and another for us. Sanctuary cities? Obama’s immigration orders? If you conservatives can play by the rules and pass your laws, then we liberals will just not enforce them. You don’t get the benefit of the laws you like. We get the benefit of the ones we do, though. Not you. Too bad, rubes.

… Who is standing against this? Not the judges. The Constitution? Meh. Why should their personal agendas be constrained by some sort of foundational document? Judges find rights that don’t appear in the text and gut ones that do….

…. What do these moral abortions have in common? Short term political gain over principle. These people are so used to the good life that a society’s reflexive reliance on the principle of the rule of law brings that they think they can undermine it with impunity. Oh it’s no big deal if we do this, they reason. Everyone else will keep playing by the rules, right? Everything will be fine even as we score in the short term.

The Romans had principles for a while. Then they got tempted to abandon principle for – wait for it – short term political gain. Then they got Caesar. Then the emperors. Then the barbarians. And then the Dark Ages. But hey, we’re much smarter and more sophisticated than the Romans, who were so dumb they didn’t even know that gender is a matter of choice. Our civilization is permanent and indestructible – it’s not like we are threatened by barbarians who want to come massacre us.

…. There used to be a social contract requiring that our government treat us all equally within the scope of the Constitution and defend us, and in return we would recognize the legitimacy of its laws and defend it when in need. But that contract has been breached. We are not all equal before the law. Our constitutional rights are not being upheld. We are not being defended – hell, we normals get blamed every time some Seventh Century savage goes on a kill spree. Yet we’re still supposed to keep going along as if everything is cool, obeying the law, subsidizing the elite with our taxes, taking their abuse. We’ve been evicted by the landlord but he still wants us to pay him rent.

… It’s not a social contract anymore – American society today is a suicide pact we never agreed to and yet we’re expected to go first.

We make it easy for them by going along. We make it simple by defaulting to the old rules. But there are no rules anymore, certainly none that morally bind us once we are outside the presence of some government worker with a gun to force our compliance. There is only will and power and we must rediscover our own. If there is no cop sitting right there, then there is nothing to make you stop at that stop sign tonight.

They don’t realize that by rejecting the rule of law, they have set us free. We are independent. We owe them nothing – not respect, not loyalty, not obedience. But with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we will still mutually pledge those who have earned our loyalty with their adherence to the rule of law, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

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And at least Hillary was thorough

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Catch me if you can!

Thoroughly corrupt. Huma states in deposition that Hillary burned her daily  schedules “on more than one occasion” . Since the destruction of public records, as opposed to her destruction of what she claimed were”personal” e-mails, is a federal crime, one can wonder who, exactly, met with the Secretary of State on those days and why she was so determined to purge any record of her meeting them. It probably wasn’t her hairdresser.

RELATED: “Psst! Loretta! Wanna keep your job?” Hillary leaks that she wants to keep Loretta Lynch as her Attorney General. Of course, that will depend on continued good behavior, as Loretta was undoubtedly warned by Hillary’s Hubby last week on the tarmac.

 

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Well at least he didn’t call him a gravy head

Jim Himes, a man of no small accomplishments, and no large ones either, says Trump has “the policy knowledge of a second or third grader.”

Thus the level of political discourse this election year.

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This seems silly

Governor Malloy unveils new placard for handicapped spaces. They’re intended to deemphasize the handicapped nature of a handicapped person, and instead of using an image of a stationary person in a wheelchair going nowhere, they depict some sort of para-olympic athlete. Gone, too, is the word handicapped, replaced by “reserved”.

There are obviously larger fish to fry in Connecticut this fiscal year, but I thought the whole idea of these spaces in the first place was to reserve spots closest to stores for the handicapped: those with a physical disability that makes walking difficult. A kind accommodation for the unfortunate by society, and surely one that no one can object to, but if these spaces are really intended for the use of wheelchair racers, why should we bother?

PC rules.

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Blumenthal advances the nanny state

US-POLITICS-GUN VIOLENCE

When I served in the jungles of Viet Nam we had to eats snakes and cockroaches to survive; is it too much to ask my fellow Americans to eat rotten fruit and mustard greens?

Our busy-body prima donna introduces the “Eat your vegetables” bill.

“Food is the single largest contributor to landfills today, and the sad truth is much of this food is tossed when it is perfectly good to eat and safe to consume,” Blumenthal said in a prepared statement. “Whether it is because a grocery store considers its produce ugly, a restaurant’s serving sizes are too large [this is ripe for new regulations dictating portion size, a la Bloomberg’s soda law], or a consumer was confused by its date label, this wasted food damages our environment and our pocketbooks.”

 The Food Recovery Act would:

Standardize confusing food date labels.

Encourage cafeterias to buy lower-price “ugly” fruits and vegetables, and educate students about food waste and recovery.

Create an Office of Food Recovery to coordinate federal efforts, and to require companies that contract with the federal government to donate surplus food to food banks and soup kitchens.

Encourage composting.

Direct the USDA to develop new technologies to increase the shelf life of fresh food, and establish a standard for how to estimate the amount of wasted food at the farm level.

Where to start? Every one of these “common sense regulations” will drive up the cost of food and increase tax payers’ burden, but how about the new “Office of Food Recovery”? That sounds like a rich new sinecure (sorry, EOS) to award hard working campaign staffers – you know, the people who stick up yard signs around town during election season but otherwise sit idle during the rest of the year?   Get them off the senator’s payroll and onto the backs of taxpayers.

Directing cafeterias to purchase and serve unpopular, ugly-looking fruits and vegetables? How’d this sort of thing fare with MichelleO’Lunches? More waste, more expense buying foods people won’t eat. Plus, of course, another federally mandated curriculum item for the schools, lessons on “food waste and ‘recovery’ “.

“Encourage composting”? Who sets up and runs the program, which requires fleets of trucks, with attached high-pressure wash hoses, to clean containers pick up the food at commercial establishments and produces new breeding grounds for bugs and vermin in residences? Are cities really so flush these days that they can afford this?

I’d go on, but readers are complaining that my posts are getting too long. There’s nothing to like about this half-baked idea.

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Another stupidity tax, but this one isn’t putting anything in state coffers

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On the auction blocks

Thieves are hitting the Range Rover set in the back country this summer, including Tommy Hilfiger. 

GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — People aren’t talking about it, but residents of some of the area’s wealthiest suburbs are experiencing a rash of high-end car thefts.

As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, Range Rovers seem to be a favorite this summer.

In upscale Fairfield County, Connecticut, some cars are hot – and others are hotter. In towns with a Maserati dealer, a Ferrari franchise, and a Bentley boutique, upscale residents of Greenwich and Darien love their Land Rovers.

“It’s a beautiful car — I love it,” said Diana Vettoretti of Greenwich.

Thieves love them too. Everyone seems to know of a victim.

Just this past week, designer Tommy Hilfiger [John Street – ED] confirmed that a Land Rover was grabbed from his driveway, in what is only the latest in a series of such thefts in the area. This time, the thieves made their way into a fenced-off mansion to make the grab.

Once inside, the thieves passed up a number of expensive cars — including a Cadillac Escalade — to get to the Land Rover. Security video showed a well-organized group of men in masks and hoodies driving the vehicle out through the disabled security gate.

The suspects then went next door to the next gated mansion and did it again.

“It’s going on,” said Allyson Green of Darien. “This is happening all the time.”

The cars do not use traditional keys, so owners often leave the fobs – with the electronic chips in them – inside the car, because what could go wrong?

“It’s a safe place to be, so I feel that I could, you know, just leave it in the car and not worry about it,” Vettoretti said.

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CT. Lottery Commissioner Fudrucker:”well the poor and the stupid should pay their fair share, too.”

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Crocodile tear

Connecticut’s new Keno game is bringing in twice its projected revenue. Total annual cut for the state might be $70 million (minus 25% that must be handed over to the state’s faux-Indian tribes, so $52,500,00). “On a billion-dollar budget deficit that’s not worth much more than a warm bucket of piss,” Commissioner Fudrucker told FWIW, “but if you figure it’s  coming from the same morons who’ve kept us Democrats in Hartford all these years and let us make this mess, theres a certain justice to it; they’re finally paying for their stupidity, albeit in a small way. I figure Greenwich residents should be pleased.

“And oh yeah: we bumped cigarette taxes up again July 1st and we now have the highest cigarette taxes in the nation. We’re on a roll.”

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