SO Worth It
One of our ongoing, recurring themes is – College IS for Dummies.
Colleges and universities aren’t education facilities. They are continued indoctrination centers – they pick up where government schools K-12 leave off.
Government schools indoctrinate the radicals – colleges activate the radicals.
The Academies have for more than half a century been packed to the rafters with absurdly Leftist professors and administrators.
Conservative legend William F. Buckley first gained national prominence by writing “God and Man at Yale.” Which chronicled his all-encompassing uber-Left experience as an undergrad – and was published in 1951.
That was eighteen years before Woodstock – and the ridiculous, radical campus “freedom” movement. Where school faculty after school faculty allowed the student inmates to storm their offices, take over and run the asylum. More
May We Please Finally
Allow the Puerto Ricans
Out from Under This Guy?
We have spent the last year-plus repeatedly stating that President Donald Trump’s biggest error – has been not having made many, many more people leave government after he arrived.
This is true not just in Washington, D.C. – but anywhere on the planet the federal Leviathan rears an ugly tentacle.
Like, say, in Puerto Rico. With it’s Barack Obama-seven-appointee-laden, ridiculously named “Fiscal Control” Board.
Noted fiscal prudent Obama’s Puerto Rican “Fiscal Control” Board exhibits fiscal control – the way Obama’s “Affordable Health Care” Act makes health care affordable.
They of course do not. Obama’s “Fiscal Control” Board is just more DC doublespeak – but in the Caribbean, with a tan.
The Board’s latest demonstration of its utter unfamiliarity with its charge? More
“We’re from the Government – and We’re Here to Help”
You have, of course, spent the last decade-plus watching the entirety of the actually-private sector “go paperless.”
Meaning rather than continue to snail mail your bills and statements and other correspondence – you can choose instead to communicate with these companies electronically.
You know, because we’ve invented this thing called the Internet. And with it comes cool interactive tools like email and websites. You can stop paying for envelopes and stamps – and yet actually pay your bills, gather information and have your questions answered…exponentially faster.
God bless capitalism.
But enter the archenemy of capitalism – government. Specifically in this instance – The Feds.
Under our Orwellian government, all private companies are equal – but some are more equal than others. Some suffer under whole additional swaths of regulations that others do not. More
Time to Cut the Obama Ties that Bind
Now as anyone who knows me knows – I am not one to lightly call for more government in any way, shape matter or form.
And I am a HUGE fan of President Donald Trump’s approach to Executive Branch staffing.
Trump: No Plans to Fill ‘Unnecessary’ Appointed Positions: “‘I look at some of the jobs and it’s people over people over people. I say, “What do all these people do?” You don’t need all those jobs.’”
Trump is absolutely, 100% correct. And has been absolutely, 100% consistent.
Here Are the Federal Agencies Trump Plans to Cut as President
EPA Staff to Get Cut in Half
Amen and Hallelujah. More
The Non-Stupid Money
Is on ‘No’
The Left’s cavalcade of lies continues unabated about…everything.
The examples are nigh endless – but for our purposes here let us focus on the latest avalanche about the Internet.
A month ago, the Donald Trump Administration was on the verge of undoing the Barack Obama Administration’s ridiculous huge government imposition on the Web.
Contained within the Obama Administration’s Trojan Horse of “Network Neutrality” – was their in 2015 imposing a 1934 government-monopoly landline telephone regulations regime on to the Internet.
The Obama Administration did this because their grab magically gave the government a huge new swath of regulatory and taxing powers over the Internet – that they didn’t have the way the the government (didn’t) regulate the Internet from its mid-1990s private sector inception until the 2015 grab. More
All Hail the King of Cronyism
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – is doing ok.
Jeff Bezos Is the Richest Person in History: “The Amazon CEO’s net worth reached $105.1 billion Monday, according to Bloomberg’s billionaire tracker. That eclipses the record previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.”
#1 All-Time – is pretty good.
To be clear: This is not a criticism of Bezos achieving the previously unachieved. I like money. I agree with actor Christopher Plummer’s screen-written portrayal of J. Paul Getty in the movie “All the Money in the World.” The real Getty was then the richest person in the world. And in the flick, the fictitious Getty is asked how much money it would take to make him feel secure. His answer: “More.”
But there is a crucial difference between Getty then and Bezos now – the size of government. At every level – federal, state and local.
Just about every single government in America is – adjusted for inflation, etc. – demonstrably much larger now. More
Leftism Is Indeed
Let us begin this exercise with me reiterating my wholehearted and total support of California’s effort to secede from the United States.
They can take their Sanctuary State status, their resulting Third World culture-and-wealth gap, their $1.3 trillion total governments’ debt, their massive government employee pension shortfalls, their wildfire-exacerbating environmental laws and the rest of their Hollywood, Silicon Valley uber-Left nonsense – and get out.
Oh – and don’t forget to take with you your fifty-five Electoral College votes with you. (Which will make our presidential elections going forward a whole lot more American.)
Yet another addition-by-subtraction we will thoroughly enjoy – is the absence of the California Left’s utter hypocrisy and thorough dishonesty when it comes to…everything. More
Let’s End This, Shall We?
We have oft detailed and analyzed the fake-ness of what has for decades passed for “free trade” in Washington, D.C.
DC has for half-a-century-plus removed all government impediments to our market for every other country on the planet. While continuing to allow every other country on the planet to hinder and hamper our exporting companies – with as many government impediments to their markets as they can possibly conceive.
This isn’t free trade. Imagine the United States – and it’s world’s-largest economy – as the hub of a global wheel. And all of the very many spokes are one-way streets, running only inward. On which every other nation delivers us their goods and services – and we can’t get anything out.
Decades of this dumbness has been a key contributor to why we have hemorrhaged millions of jobs and trillions of dollars – bleeding it all out into the international marketplace.
When we think of other-government-impediments to our entering their markets – the two things that immediately leap to mind are tariffs and regulations. They impose huge taxes and regulatory limitations on our imports – dramatically limiting their end of the “free trade” equation. More
Before last year’s year-end tax reform success – there were in fact precedent legislative achievements by this Congress.
Behold the Congressional Review Act (CRA): “The law empowers Congress to review, by means of an expedited legislative process, new federal regulations issued by government agencies and, by passage of a joint resolution, to overrule a regulation.
“Once a rule is thus repealed, the CRA also prohibits the reissuing of the rule in substantially the same form or the issuing of a new rule that is substantially the same ‘unless the reissued or new rule is specifically authorized by a law enacted after the date of the joint resolution disapproving the original rule.’”
The Congress spent a good portion of the early part of 2017 passing CRA after CRA – happily signed again and again by President Donald Trump.
The Obscure Law Allowing Congress to Undo Obama Regulations on Guns and Coal in a Matter of Days
Trump’s Secret Weapon Against Obama’s Legacy
Trump Discards Obama Legacy, One Rule at a Time More
Remember Who Your Actual Friends Are – and the Fact That You’re Not a Radical Leftist
In the great Aaron Sorkin television creation “West Wing,” very accomplished fake president Jed Bartlet goes in for a brief bit of therapy. During which the following exchange occurs:
Bartlet: “It’s not good for a person to keep setting goals?”
Psychologist: “It probably is. But it’s tricky for somebody who is still trying to get his father to stop hitting him….”
Bartlet: “I’m not trying to get my father to like me.”
Psychologist: “Good. Because it’s never, never going to happen.”
It is of this conversation that I thought when I read of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secretary Scott Pruitt’s possible way-overkill cleanup plan for a Saint Louis, Missouri Superfund site. More