Bad Governance Based on Good Intentions

May 23, 2018

You cannot get any more leftist, Dimocratic (not a typo!), progressive or re-distributive than Seattle, Washington, but this is really over the top. Hat-tip the Daily Wire from an article titled “How To Destroy a Major City”. Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks will soon be paying yet another punitive tax – a “head tax” a for every employee ($275) charged to major companies to combat homelessness. Talk about driving businesses away, what are they thinking? Amazon is now rethinking their plans for expansion into new areas. The City Council can’t get enough of citizens’ money to give to someone else. First it was the $15 minimum wage law and though the reported effects are mixed depending on who did the study, most restaurant owners admitted they did have to raise menu prices and add a service fees in order to keep hiring levels the same. Now Seattle is looking at another huge property tax increases after a 17% bump in 2017.

Meanwhile Seattle has spent billions on useless light rail that not enough commuters will ever use. By the way, the light in light rail refers to the very common low ridership. It’s great for shipping freight, but not people. Costs continue to exceed estimates and ridership nearly always underperforms. According The Hill,Trump’s preliminary budget in 2017 calls for eliminating all federal funding to Amtrak’s national network and $499 million in cuts from the TIGER grant program, which also funds passenger rail. On the other hand, those who support government rail claim to be about progress – yet in the case of passenger rail – they want the government to force taxpayers to subsidize an 18th century technology that more than 95 percent of motorists don’t want or use.

But back to the liberal destruction of major cities. They also waste money on such things as bike lanes and rental bike programs that continually fail. Free (no such thing!) preschool is never far from their lips and free community college tuition to high school graduates is another feel-good favorite. This folks is how you destroy a major city. 48% of Americans in a recent poll were in favor of a guaranteed minimum wage. They point to Finland, but what they don’t say is that Finland has scrapped the idea after 2 years. This will destroy our country. If you think socialism is a good idea please get the hell out and go to Cuba or Venezuela where they have lots of good ideas like this.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Europe is Toast

May 14, 2018

Another great educational, common sense video (OMG, I sound like those whacky gun control advocates!) from the great Prager University. This one titled:  The Suicide of Europe.

The question is, how far behind is the USA in this suicide? Pass this on to everyone you can.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Why Trump Killed The Iran Nuke Deal

May 9, 2018

Less than 24 hours ago conservative radio & TV personality Mark Levin interviewed National Security Advisor John Bolton after President Trump pulled out of the Iran Nuke deal. Bolton laid out exactly why Trump killed the deal.

As an aside the same people who whine & complain about how much the Wall would cost had no problem with Obama releasing $1.7B in CASH to Iran. Republicans have decried the payments as ransom as according to the LA Times, four American prisoners were released the same day Tehran as the initial $400 million of euros, Swiss francs and other foreign currency was delivered on pallets Jan. 17th in the dark of night. That $1.7B was later followed up by the release of previously frozen Iranian assets of $150B.

Everyone now knows that the money went to Iranian sponsored funding terrorism all over the globe, not helping their cash-strapped economy which was the result of the very effective sanctions. The cash payments likely sweetened the deal Obama so desperately wanted which in his twisted mind translated toward his vision of a denuclearized world.

But in reality the Iran nuke deal was terrible from the start. As John Bolton made clear in the interview with Mark Levin.

To sum up Bolton’s points this terrible Iran nuclear deal:

  • gave cover to Iran to further their goal of developing deliverable nuclear weapons
  • removed the effective economic sanctions that were crippling Iran & their terrorist activities including armed intrusion around the world (Yemen, Syria & Iraq)
  • never required Iran to stop funding terrorist groups like Hamas & Hezbollah
  • did not shutdown Iran’s path to nuclear weapons
  • was self-inspected. There were no “anytime, anyplace” 3rd party inspections allowed
  • did not touch their ballistic missile development program which is only for the purpose of reaching U.S. with nukes

There were undisclosed side deals, a vigorous mis-information campaign to the public and it was unconstitutional. The weaklings in the Republican Party, most notably Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Bob Corker handed it to Obama by circumventing the treaty clause which would have required 2/3rds approval by the Senate. The Senate would never have passed it constitutionally. Luckily, Obama did it by unilateral executive fiat which allowed Trump to undo it the same way!

#MAGA and all that stuff!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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More of the Crap Going On in Our Universities

May 3, 2018

This video is 8 years old and yet it still holds true today. In fact, more so today as the US takes in more & more Muslims as refugees, students and H1-B visa holders. An analysis of the most recent census data by the Seattle Times found that foreign-born workers account for 71 percent of workers in the San Jose area’s Information Technology (IT) occupations. Of course not all of them are Muslim, but some are. The point is the United States is becoming more anti-Semitic and our universities are a breeding ground.

Oh, and BTW it’s not just at our universities. A Dearborn, Michigan CATHOLIC high school is trying to shame students into “modesty ponchos” (read mini-burkas) for their prom should the girls show up less than modestly attired.

President Trump’s recent travel ban, deceivingly called a Muslim ban by the left includes only a small fraction of the Muslim-majority countries and includes Venezuela and North Korea. Yet the judicial over-reach in this country is so extreme that this will only be decided by the Supreme Court, which on any given day is decided by one vote. An examination of the extensive power given to the president under the statute federal statute (8 U.S.C. §1182(f)), gives the president the authority to suspend the entry of any aliens or class of aliens into the U.S. if he believes it “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.” And he can do so “for such period as he shall deem necessary.”

President Trump is trying to do what is best for America but is challenged every step of the way by the Trump-haters and RINOs who still can’t get over the fact that they lost the election to an outsider who is shaking up everything.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Not A Good Return On Investment -And President Trump is On It!

May 1, 2018

Hat-tip Breitbart.com. The State Department has released the voting records of countries that voted against the U.S. in UN institutions, in other words have voted against US interests. And meanwhile they continually have their hand out taking hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars in US aid. After the UN General Assembly voted 128 to 9 (with 35 abstentions) last December to oppose President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the capital city of Jerusalem Trump made it clear that was not going to continue.

“Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”

And UN Ambassador Nikki Haley reiterated the President’s stand.   “We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations and we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”

The 10 countries with the highest voting coincidence with the United States were, in descending order: Israel, Micronesia, Canada, Marshall Islands, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Palau, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic.

The 10 countries with the lowest voting coincidence with the United States were, in ascending order: Zimbabwe, Burundi, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Bolivia, and South Africa. And this is how much money these ten countries received from the USA in 2016:

  • Zimbabwe: $261 million
  • Burundi: $75 million
  • Iran: $3 million
  • Syria: $916 million
  • Venezuela: $9 million
  • North Korea: $0
  • Turkmenistan: $3 million
  • Cuba: $16 million
  • Bolivia: $1 million
  • South Africa: $597 million

In line with Trump’s “America First” doctrine (Nikki Haley remarked after that Jerusalem vote that the US would be “taking names”) “the President wants to ensure that our foreign assistance dollars – the most generous in the world – always serve American interests, and we look forward to helping him see that the American people are no longer taken for granted.” And so far Trump has done a pretty good job in keeping his promises, so I am looking forward to saving some money normally just handed to these countries like it’s expected.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Pray For This Woman, Her Life Is In Danger

April 30, 2018

Maybe you’ve heard that Saudi women will soon be permitted to drive and that the ladies can now go to the movies despite Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority, publicly called commercial films a source of “depravity”.

Sports arenas have also opened to females but I fear for this lady who has posted a promotional video for a gym in Saudi Arabia’s capital. It may just have been too much of a shock to the heavy-handed protectors (known as Sharia police) of their twisted morality. It was simply more than they could take. Saudi sports authority chief Turki al-Sheikh announced the suspension of the gym’s license on Twitter, tweeting: “We are not going to tolerate this.”

Pray for this lady. The heathens, in my opinion are just not ready for this kind of disrespect.

The video, shot and uploaded by Kuwaiti social media guru and TV presenter Halima Boland, contained footage which could ‘corrupt public morals’. After all, it shows a woman in a tank top and tight pants with her hair uncovered. Al-Sheikh has ordered officials to investigate and prosecute those behind the video at the gym in in the capital of Riyadh, according to reports. BTW, I might note this is a “women’s only gym, so what’s the problem? Oh, the posting it online is the problem.

After a ban of more than 35 years Saudi Arabia has opened the first public cinema lifting the ban as part of ambitious economic and social reforms pushed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who is trying to broaden the economy and lessen its dependence on oil. According to The Guardian last month alone, women were told they could join the military and the intelligence service. Driving schools will soon open for women who can legally take to the roads on their own in June.

Nothing like a little freedom at the wheel!

 

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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There May Be Hope For Us

April 23, 2018

This has been floating around the internet so if you’ve already seen it never mind. It was supposedly written by a college student and if so it does give some hope. Hat-tip Tea Party Tribune.

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:  We have stuck together since the late 1950’s for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.

Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

–Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

–We don’t like redistributive taxes so you can keep them.

–You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.–Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military.

–We’ll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel.

–We’ll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street.

–You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.

–We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO’s and rednecks.

–We’ll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood

–You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we’ll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.

–You can have the peaceniks and Occupiers. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.

–We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values.

–You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

–We’ll keep the SUV’s, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volt and Leaf you can find.

–You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.

–We’ll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.

–We’ll keep “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The National Anthem.”

–I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute “Imagine”, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”, “Kum Ba Ya” or “We Are the World”.

–We’ll practice trickle down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.

–Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, you might want to pass it along to other like-minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I’ll bet you answer which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.

Sincerely,

A Law Student and an American

P.S. Also, please take Ted Turner, Sean Penn, Martin &Charlie Sheen, Barbara Streisand, &( Hanoi ) Jane Fonda with you, and don’t forget Alec Baldwin, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga.

P.S.S. And you won’t have to press “1” for English when you call our country.

Forward This Every Time You Get It ! Let’s Keep This Going, Maybe Some Of It Will Start Sinking In.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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