Libertarian News & Commentary #12-40C – Politics and more!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Politics 2012
Mitt Romney, caught on video tape
(Washington Post)“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax… my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives…. The president has been a disappointment. He told you he’d keep unemployment below 8 percent. Hasn’t been below eight percent since. Fifty percent of kids coming out of school can’t get a job. Fifty percent.”
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Okay, I get it: the WaPo (and the rest of the Tranzi Mainstream Press) think that this is below the belt and evil things to be saying.  I think he is just stating obvious facts.  Yes, folks, I KNOW that it is a generalization.  I know that there are a lot of people who take the “messiah’s” shilling (especially military: Active, Reserve/Guard, and Retired) and will NOT vote for the “messiah,” and that there ARE some really misguided self-made millionaires and successful business owners that will vote for the “messiah” instead of for Johnson.  But overall, as we were warned centuries ago, when people can vote themselves largess from other people’s pockets, they will do so.  And when “victims” can get money for being victims, well… you get the point.  Of course (as usual) the GOP reacts badly to this criticism by the WaPo and all, and backs water: cowards because they do not have enough convictions to be courageous about.

Welfare state
8,786,049: Yet Another Record for Americans Collecting Disability |
( Thanks to Darryl for this one. Sometimes people ARE really disabled: physically or mentally, and they or their family has paid into a system where money has been invested to pay out for this sad circumstance.  And 9 million (1%) of us 300 million isn’t THAT high a percentage.  BUT…  When someone is drawing SSI and their primary “disability” seems that they get the screaming jeebees anytime someone expects them to do some work, or when their disability consists of being unable to run the mile in less than 20 minutes, there is something broken.  I meet – nearly daily – people who get a disability check from the SSA or VA for (a) something they did to themselves, like ruin a liver from drinking or a lung from smoking, (b) didn’t put ANYTHING aside because ‘the government will take care of me,’ and/or (c) have a real disability but not one that would keep them from being a productive member of society instead of a parasite.  There are MILLIONS of people who COULD be on the disability rolls for legitimate reasons but are NOT – instead continuing to work to support themselves and their families (and the parasites).  Like the guy in the next story.

Self defense
Disabled Homeowner Shoots and Kills Female Burglar

( An Oklahoma gun owner shot and killed an intruder who broke into his home last Thursday. Yeah, yeah, we know – you’ve heard this story and stories just like it a thousand times before. This one’s a little bit different though, because this time the would-be thief was a woman. The burglar in question was 50-year-old Mary Kathleen Sanders, but she also brought along two accomplices, 26-year-old Misty Dawn Puskaric and 37-year-old Starr Michelle Timmons. According to reports, Sanders had previously worked for the homeowner and therefore knew that he was disabled.

Mama Liberty commented: Interesting questions.

Nathan’s thoughts:  Killing a woman, even caught in the act of committing a crime, is still frowned upon for good reason.  But the female of the species CAN be and IS more deadly than the male in many circumstances, especially when they go bad.  And in the case of someone with limited ability to defend themselves EXCEPT with a deadly weapon, God’s law does not distinguish between male and female evildoers. As the next story reminds us.

Islamic war: Afghan front
Female Suicide Attacker Kills 12 in Afghanistan As NATO Scales Back Cooperation
( A woman can certainly be as patriotic or as religiously zealous as a man, but long experience indicates that many of the women who sacrifice themselves to Allah in this way are not exactly volunteer.  Of course, no martyr is truly voluntary, but this woman is a killer:  she wasn’t killing foreign invaders or occupiers or Quislings, she killed airport workers on their way to work.

Culture wars: homosexual “marriage” – Nazgul
Prop. 8 Judge: ‘What Judges Do and Must Do Is … Move the Strike Zone’

( So I guess umpires have been doing it all wrong.

Stupid government tricks – Politics 2012
Obama Touts Bailout After Reports Administration Rejected GM Offer to Cut Government Ties

( When better?  When you’ve got them tied in knots and on the torture table – and they in essence voluntarily put themselves in your power – THEN you can be proud about how you own them, body and soul. As usual, the man lies so well!  But then, so does the other member of his family:

The “messiah’s” consort
Michelle Obama: ‘Instead of Pointing Fingers and Placing Blame, Barack Got to Work’

( Getting OTHER people to point fingers, place blame, protest, occupy, terrorize and intimidate the ones that they blame.

The “messiah’s” consort
Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ Promotes Gardening Programs for Preschoolers

( Get them used to taking orders from government and being given things by government, as well as being slave labor when they are young, and they’ll be unlikely to grow to love liberty.

The “messiah” – Politics 2012
Obama in Cincinnati: I’ll Rebuild ‘Some of These Bridges in Cincinnati’

( Oh, he WILL, will he?  All by his little lonesome?  Didn’t he mean to say “we – the collective – will rebuild some of these bridges?”  Maybe?

Politics 2012 – The “messiah’s” henchmen
Hoffa Accuses Tea Party of ‘War on Workers’
( And so we have a bunch of self-hating Tea Party members who are at war on themselves.

Tranzi tricks – Congress in action
Sen. Kerry Introduces Bill to Protect Americans from Bengal Tigers

( Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Monday introduced the “Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act,” a bill that would prohibit private possession and breeding of tigers and other “big cats.”

It is, according to Kerry, all about protecting the cops (and the children) and so the FedGov (in a bipartisan move) will attempt to outlaw ownership of big cats:  I wonder just how far down the weight/length scale this goes?  Safety is the excuse for intolerable tyranny, just as it has always been, and another 20,000 Americans will instantly become criminals.

East Asian Front
Fresh anti-Japan protests erupt in China, US for restraint
(Zee News [India]) “On a day which marks the anniversary of Japanese occupation of parts of mainland China in 1931, thousands waving Chinese flags and chanting anti-Japan slogans gathered outside the Japanese mission [in Beijing], some throwing eggs and plastic bottles at the heavily guarded building. Both the Asian nations are fighting over the uninhabited group of islands in the East China Sea — called Diaoyu by China and Senkaku by Japan.” (09/18/12)

The story is wrong: there is no “fighting” – arguing and such, but so far the only fighting has been assaults by Chinese mobs on Japanese-owned (or affiliated) businesses (including factories) resulting in arson, injuries, damage, closing many and causing workers to lose work and flee.

Theft by government
The High Cost of College: An Economic Explanation

(The American) First degree price discrimination occurs when producers learn what each customer is willing and able to pay, thus allowing producers to set individual prices, thereby eliminating competition…

This, coupled with the government subsidies which totally skew the marketplace, have created the “education bubble” which is due to burst any year now.  While at the same time, and for much the same reason, making a college degree more and more worthless to the holder and their employers (if any).

Crash of 2009 – Home front
How Poor is “Poor”?

(National Review online) More than 46 million Americans, or 15 percent of the population, were considered poor in 2011, an increase of 9.8 million people from 2006…

The story goes on correctly to explain that “poor” in the US is MUCH different than poor (or even lower middle class) in about 80% of the world.  It is a good thing to keep in mind, as we look at the rapidly approaching collapse (and prepare for it).

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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