Lest We Forget

We have been consumed with one fake investigation after another, impeachment, dimwitted debates, and now the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the struggles of a lot of courageous people in Hong Kong have been all but ignored. Here is a little reminder.

Just do it: Homily for February 14, 2018, Ash Wednesday

Deacon Greg Kandra posted this a couple of years ago on his blog. I repost the link here for your edification. Enjoy.

In 1971, an art student at Portland State University named Carolyn Davidson got a job doing some freelance design work for a local sporting goods company. They were looking for a company logo, an emblem. Carolyn Davidson came up with something in just a few hours. Everyone liked what she did and thanked her. For a day’s work, she was paid $35.

Little did anyone realize what Carolyn Davidson had created. That design went on to generate billions—and made history.

Click on the link below for the rest. You won’t be sorry. 

Source: Just do it: Homily for February 14, 2018, Ash Wednesday

Mardis Gras Revelers Were More Well Behaved Than This Bunch!

Don’t they look like they’re on a float getting ready to throw beads out to onlookers?

Bernie's Fantasy World

I was watching a mother’s panel on fox news this morning, and one of the ladies mentioned a website called bernietax.com. Out of curiosity, I took a look at it. And based on what he presents there, my disposable income would be almost 100 dollars a week more. Sounds great, right? If you ignore the reality that what is presented there is utter nonsense, you might be tempted to support the Sanders candidacy. If you can overlook the fact that his proposals would double or even triple the federal budget, it is easy to convince yourself that middle and lower-income taxpayers will pay less under a Sanders administration. You also might want to check to see if someone has mixed peyote into your weed. 

Bernie has become quite adept at dodging the question of the price tag of all the “free” stuff he keeps promising the gullible and the stupid. Health care, as proposed by Sanders, would cost more than the entire current federal budget. He also wants to cancel all student loan debt, make college free for everyone, and provide universal pre-k for all. When pressed for details, he merely says the rich and the corporations will pay their “fair share.” No, they won’t. Economics 101: Companies never pay a penny in tax. They include it in their cost of doing business and pass it on to their customers. The rich and their money will run for the proverbial hills should this buffoon get elected, and the only ones who will benefit will be the tax havens. 

But Bernie lives in a fantasy world. In his world, Castro was cool because he taught his subjects to read and write before he imprisoned and shot them for doing just that. Cuba was such a beautiful place to live that thousands risked their lives to get here on literally anything that would float. In Bernie’s world China is a paragon of progress and prosperity as long as you can ignore the imprisonment, torture, and murder of millions.  The people of Hong Kong are not impressed. They are getting beaten, teargassed, and shot in the streets for having the audacity to protest the Beijing interference on their island. Unlike Sanders and his idiot followers, they are not interested in the Chinese socialist paradise. 

It will be interesting to see tonight at the Democratic debate if the other candidates take advantage of the free oppo research the DNC has instructed its minions in the press to trumpet. Not that all this stuff isn’t true. But the Democrats and their propagandist media are becoming quite proficient at releasing information and videos at a time expertly calculated to do those they oppose the most harm. 

But in Bernie’s world, he is going to get the nomination and beat President Trump. But the reality is that should he get the nomination, it would be a forty state landslide for President Trump. And the powers that be in the DNC know that. I have a feeling that as long as Sanders is in this race, he will be targeted in a way that is usually reserved for Republican Supreme Court nominees and Donald Trump. Welcome to the real world, Bernie.   

Beginning Of The End For Sanders?

I know. Bernie is surging in the polls. Biden looks out of Gas. The race in South Carolina, which Biden was supposed to win handily, is now within reach for Sanders. But Bernie is no longer the amusing left wingnut sideshow he once was. He is on track to take down the Democratic Party as their nominee. While at the moment it seems that there is no way to stop him, the long knives are out for the socialist interloper. The Party lapdogs in the MSM are already attacking him with the type of vitriol and venom usually reserved for President Trump. 

Interviews are appearing all of a sudden showing Sanders defending some of the vilest dictators the world has ever known. When he is finally challenged on just how he plans on paying for what the Socialist Senator is proposing, he has no idea. His Medicare for all boondoggle will cost 30 trillion dollars by his own reckoning, which tells me the cost would be much higher. When pushed on the cost of this and the rest of his plan, he gives a vague disingenuous answer that it will be less than the cost of the current system.

Of course, most thinking people know that Bernie is a fraud. And he is not even a very convincing fraud. He has been able to peddle his idiotic proposals with the blessings of the DNC for some time. They were able to swat him aside with the Hillary Clinton cudgel in 2016. But Joe Biden, who was supposed to fulfill that role in this election cycle, isn’t up to the task. 

Watch for the emergence of more realistic analyses of what Bernie is proposing in the now unleashed press. Watch for the attacks on the debate stage, not only from the other candidates but from the moderators. Bloomberg took much of the fire that would have been directed at the frontrunner in the last debate. But everyone will have their marching orders. It will be amusing to watch.