Thursday, June 15, 2017

Another Note Covering A Variety Of Topics 4

This item addresses the birth and seemingly the impending death of free speech (at least, ironically, at government supported education institutions).  Quote: "Mario Savio, the leader of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, was committed to free speech. But so was Berkeley at the time. In the years before Savio's movement, Berkeley had hosted speeches by Communists, Nazis (invited by leftists to cause a stir), and political and literary speakers of every stripe."  And, "Whatever legacy Savio has for the cause of free speech is dead, but this mindset lives on. The rioters and goons -- along with their pusillanimous enablers in the administration -- are carrying on this tradition. It is a tradition that says this is our sacred place and anyone not loyal to our faith must be resisted, rejected and renounced. All the talk of "hate speech" is clever marketing -- like the label the "Free Speech Movement" itself. What these petty, secular theocrats despise is heresy speech. And they will throw their bodies into the gears to silence it."  

This is a leftist oxymoronic action if ever there was one.  Quote: "“While this institution has maintained an atmosphere of civility and open debate, far too many campuses across America have become characterized by speech codes, safe zones, tone policing, administration-sanctioned political correctness — all of which amounts to nothing less than suppression of the freedom of speech,” he said. “These all-too-common practices are destructive of learning and the pursuit of knowledge, and they are wholly outside the America tradition.”  Compared to the way liberal protesters behave at campuses like UC Berkeley, the students who walked out on Pence were practically models of wonderful, adult behavior. But let’s not lower the bar so far that anyone who doesn’t actually riot gets to be praised for their rude, childish actions.  What the students at Notre Dame did was quite silly, and it only ruined their experience of what should have been a joyful occasion. And it’s a great lesson that you can sit and listen to someone you don’t agree with – you don’t have to stomp out and make a big show of yourself. No one cares what you think. You think you’re “doing something,” but you’re only making a fool of yourself."

These students don't seem to understand how ridiculous and hypocritical they really are.  They walked out of VP Pense's speech yet claim they support free speech.  To them free speech means only that with which they agree.  It is truly unfortunate but that is increasingly the leftist way.

A few other items.

If you do not believe the government bureaucratic deep state components and private donations from leftist operations funded by George Soros and others are actively seeking to undermine our republic, perhaps this piece will disabuse you of that notion.  Quote: "A prominent liberal activist group that is closely involved with anti-Trump campaigns has been awarded more than $20 million in taxpayer-funded government grants since 2002, according to a review of the organization's Form 990s.  Make the Road New York (MRNY), a New York City-based Latino immigrant group with 19,000 dues-paying members, has been actively involved with anti-Trump campaigns and is closely linked to an organization that is spearheading a new $80 million anti-Trump network that will span across 32 states. In addition to generous funding from liberal billionaire George Soros, MRNY has hauled in millions in government grants".

If this is an example of an exalted Democrat I want no part of them.    She in not the only example of a Democrat exhibiting such behavior.  And this piece takes the matter even further.
This woman proved once again that she thinks she is perfect and whenever she fails it is someone else's fault.  And the Democrats actually wanted her to win. As always everything is about her and her unbounded ego.  The fact is she was and remains a disaster and if the Democrats have any hope of improving future chances they need to tell her to stop whining and just go away.  After delivering a blistering hit on the DNC, an interviewer "... was responding to Clinton's speech on Wednesday, when she said the DNC gave her "nothing" when it came to data once she won the Democratic nomination.  "I get the nomination, so I'm now the nominee of the Democratic Party," she said. "I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party. I mean, it was bankrupt. It was on the verge of insolvency. Its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong. I had to inject money into it."  It was just one of several comments Clinton made aimed at blaming others for her loss. Clinton blamed the press for covering her email scandal "like it was Pearl Harbor."  She blamed Trump and Russia for deep levels of coordination that she said cost her the White House.  Clinton also suggested Democrats may have to start lying in future elections in order to defeat Republicans.  That last barb was classic.  The Democrat party lied about all manner of things throughout her entire campaign. The fact is they always do.  The party is morally and ethically bankrupt.  Here's more of what Hillary had to say.  I am beginning to think she is mentally unstable.

Adding to thoughts on Hillary's mental health, consider this item.  She claims that her email scandal was trivial.  She knows that is a lie.  People are currently in jail for mishandling classified documents at a vastly lower level than she did.  At one point in time while in the military, I was custodian of 10 safes containing classified information up to Secret. If I had simply left one of those safes unlocked at the end of the day I would have committed a punishable crime.  Hillary did far, far worse over a period of at least four years.  One reason I think former FBI Director Comey was fired is that she got off scot free while others guilty of far less rot in jail. What General Petraus did was far less serious. While he got a relatively light sentence he was at least punished.  Failure to charge her with a series of serious felonies was one of the most egregious miscarriages of justice I have ever seen.  The leftist political machine from Obama on down kept her out of jail.  For that they should serve time. Her constant lies and cavalier attitude about her serious crimes makes me sick.

It would a really good thing if the political left would recognize the blatantly obvious truth laid out here.  Quote: "Racism is only racism if it comes from groups the left hates." 

It is impossible to not detect the odor of corruption this item reviews.  Yet the mainstream media ignores it and instead focuses on made up fake charges against Trump.  Read the article and tell me which of the two November 2016 presidential candidates had a favorable relationship with the Russians.    
This is an item which shows how the government is under the thumb of their big business croneys.  The H1b visa program ostensibly is in support of filling highly technical jobs industry cannot find in the American market place.  Facts prove instead that business uses this government perk to lower their employee costs, not because they cannot fine qualified US citizen candidates.  Quote: "The federal H1b program is intended to allow foreign workers into the US to do high-skill jobs for which employers can’t find qualified domestic workers. In reality, it’s a way for US employers to lower their labor costs, ignoring the large pool of fully qualified (but more expensive) US workers in favor of cheap foreign labor. This isn’t a small program, either; in 2014 there were 124,326 new applications approved and 191,531 renewed. Since this is a three-year program with one possible renewal, the total number of H1b foreign workers in the US is triple that, or close to a million lower-wage workers in positions that should otherwise go to US workers at much higher wages."    Any government program that benefits big business and foreigners at the expense of American citizens should be halted forthwith. 

Even elite Democrats are now saying the obvious.  Obama's presidency was a terrible failure.  Quote: "It’s a unique and nearly unprecedented day when a Democrat admits fault within their own party — but it just happened. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren displayed a rare grasp of reality Monday, when she acknowledged former President Barack Obama’s failures as commander-in-chief.  In an interview with The Guardian, Warren slammed Obama for misreporting the successes of his administration and exaggerating statistics to fit his agenda of securing his legacy."

Despite all the negativity emanating out of DC some good things are happening.  This piece explains. Quote: "Over a few months, lawmakers used an obscure legislative rule to ram through changes that will have far-reaching implications for the coal industry, broadband customers, hunters and women seeking health care at Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.  The deadline for scuttling the rules that Democrat Obama imposed during his final months in office was last Thursday. The 1996 Congressional Review Act had given Republicans the power to make the changes with a simple majority, within a set time.  While the rest of Washington focused on the furor over President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, Republicans were celebrating their effort to reverse the rules, arguing that it would boost the economy and make it easier for businesses to operate."  

To end this piece here is a brief revisit of the content found in the opening topic.  It is interesting how rich leftist billionaires talk about spending other people's money to promote equality of income.  It is also interesting how many of these same people are left leaning socialists who express the desire to control the masses who in comparison have little to nothing.  Being rich gives one the time and resources to ponder about what are historically proved unattainable utopian ideals...  Meanwhile the masses have little time at day's end for such thoughts.  They are too busy simply trying to stay ahead of government mandates and their resulting consequences and of course the tax man.   Quote: "In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg claimed he would give his entire fortune away to charity in his lifetime, and promptly formed an LLC for that purpose… as opposed to, you know, a charity. This means that instead of using his own money to help people, he can spend that money on lobbying politicians in Washington to use YOUR money to help people. See how generous these rich philanthropists are with everyone else’s money?  No, I guess true charity is the responsibility of the rest of us." 

George Burns

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