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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ISIS Was Involved in Las Vegas Massacre!

April 6, 2018

I’m sure many of you are just a confused by the seeming lack of motive in the biggest mass murder in US history (not counting Sept. 11, 2001, of course) as I am. Lack of motive on the part of Stephen Paddock, a big lack of information from the FBI & the Las Vegas Police Dept., and time lines changed multiple times. Why? To protect Islam? What are they hiding & why? I still don’t know, but this story from Laura Loomer, Citizen Journalist is very interesting:

Several members of Congress have recently (this week!) been briefed regarding ISIS’ ties to the Las Vegas shooting. ISIS did claim responsibility soon after the massacre and there are very few cases where this did not turn out to be true. The ISIS connection is further reinforced by the fact that ISIS released a video last year that specifically named Las Vegas as one of their targets for domestic terrorism.

Why does law enforcement and particularly the FBI, keep this stuff from us? And what happened to the hard drive in the shooter’s laptop? Never found. #BuildTheWall!

That’s right, it’s the ISIS flag Stephen Paddock is standing in front of.

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

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Communist Manifesto or The Democratic Party Platform?

January 11, 2018

Hat-tip The Blaze. It’s so good I just couldn’t pass it up. It reconfirms what I’ve written about before, but hey I don’t need convincing it’s them that need to get a clue.

Remember at the 2016 Democratic Convention when it took lots of criticism and bad press -and 2 days before they finally decided to adorn the stage with American flags? The top photo below is the Republican Party stage at their convention, the lower is the disgraceful showing by the Democratic Party.

How about when they took God out of the party platform? That was in 2012. According to the Washington Post, God is mentioned 12 times in the 2012 GOP platform. The 2008 Democratic platform made one reference to God: the “God-given potential” of working people. But in 2012 the Democrats took any mention of God or Jerusalem out of the Party Platform. Today’s Democrats think religious freedom is teaching Islam in the public schools.

What can I say, this is the Democratic Party of today. Commie Marxists and socialists pretty much all of them. Don’t forget Bernie Sanders who openly identifies as a “Socialist Democrat” and not a member of the Democratic Party, almost beat Killary for the party nomination in 2016.

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

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I’m Not Tired Of This, How About You?

December 21, 2017

I’m solidly in the #MeToo camp. No, not joining the voices complaining of sexual assault but rather the growing number of people cheering on Trump. And hell no, I’m not tired of winning and it’s killing the Democrats!

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you can go back to the days when I doubted Trump was anything but a blow heart, and certainly not a conservative. Here is another example. But in less than a year he has proven me wrong.

After the GOP totally blew the Obamacare repeal I was sure that tax reform would never happen and I was a skeptic believing that they were not going to give enough relief to the middle class, but now after the reform bill passed both houses of Congress but before Trump has even signed the bill numerous companies have already come out and proven that it will greatly improve the economy.

Keep in mind the left has demonized the tax reform bill so much that it only had 26% approval in the polls. You know, “it’s going to kill people, it’s a huge tax break for the rich, it’s not fair to poor and middle class people” etc., etc. The Dims (not a typo!) have succeeded in convincing people that corporations are evil, ditto capitalism, but early evidence and reaction by big corporations is already proving that false (hat-tip American Thinker):

Within hours of the tax cut passing:

AT&T is giving its hourly employees (mostly unions) a $1,000 year-end bonus and is boosting capital spending by $1 billion in the U.S. in 2018.

Wells Fargo said it is raising minimum wages to $15 per hour.

Fifth Third Bank is giving year-end bonuses to the 13,500 employees that are not senior executives and is raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Boeing said it is putting an additional $300 billion into charitable and employee-related expenses as a result of the tax changes.

Comcast is giving $1,000 bonuses to 100,000 non-executive employees and is upping capital spending, which will trickle through the economy.

Boy, these corporations are evil!

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

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This Is Why We Need Term Limits

October 17, 2017

It’s as plain as the nose on your face:  we need term limits! But here’s the rub. Congress will never vote to limit themselves or their power. That too is crystal clear. This is why we need a Convention of States whose focus is limited to these items and these alone:

  • imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government
  • limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government
  • limiting the terms of office for federal officials and for members of Congress

And here are just a few illustrations why this is so badly needed. It’s dang hard to find either the House or Senate actually in session more than 2-3 days a week and Congress is loaded up with too many old farts, many of whom are sick, near death or have Alzheimer’s Disease. I’m not kidding!

This from Breitbart:

  • Sen. Thad Cochran’s office announced Monday that it his “intention to return to the Senate when his health permits.” Cochran is 79 and would have lost the last election but was propped up by Senate Majority Leader McConnell.
  • Sen. John McCain has an inoperable brain tumor. He is 81 and will die before his term expires yet he insists on staying to gum up the works as he did on the recent repeal vote on Obamacare.
  • Orrin Hatch of Utah is 83 and can’t seem to call it quits.
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein plans to run again and will be 91 at the end of her term if she wins reelection.
  • Sen. Johnny Isakson, 72, was away for two back surgeries early in 2017, two years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley is 84 years old
  • Sen. Richard Shelby is 83
  • Sen.Jim Inhofe is 82
  • Sen. Pat Roberts is 81
  • Sen. Barbara is 81 -and a whole slew of them are in their upper 70s.

And that’s only the Senate! Let’s be honest. Not being ageist or anything but really. Think of your own parents or yourselves if you’re up there in age. How sharp are these people? And wouldn’t they enjoy doing something else (anything else!) besides sitting around micro-managing our lives and running up the national debt?

Go to www.ConventionofStates.com and help us bring power back from Washington DC (District of Corruption!).

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

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This Palestinian Terrorist Will Get “Blood Money” For His Attack on This Israeli Man

August 3, 2017

The man attacking the Jewish supermarket employee in the video below will be paid by the Palestinian Authority as a reward for his deed. Were he to have been killed in the attack his family would receive a lifetime pension of more than the average salary. If he goes to prison as a result of the attack, he will be paid this pension.

The total sum spent on Palestinian prisoners and ex-prisoners, as well as the families of “martyrs,” in the 2017 budget is $344 million. That figure is equal to 49.6 percent of all foreign budgetary aid to the PA, comprised mostly of donations from the United States, Europe, and even Israel.

Just today the Senate passed a bill that would suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends what lawmakers said is a long-standing practice of rewarding Palestinians who kill Americans and Israelis. This is long overdue and just another clean-up item that Trump is having to take care of after the Muslim/Palestinian/terrorist appeasing POS Barack Obama. So much to do and so little time and so little support.

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Why Do The Libs Continually Favor Illegal Immigrants & Muslims Over US Citizens?

August 2, 2017

I really hate this and it’s pervasive on the left. The PC culture of not wanting to offend anyone even if it means (and it generally does), “to hell with American citizens”.

College Removes 9/11 Memorial of American Flags For Fear of Offending Muslims

Hat-tip the Geller Report:  Southern Methodist University prevented a student group from predominantly displaying a 9/11 memorial that featured almost 3,000 American flags to honor those slain.

They banned the memorial on Dallas Hall Lawn so as to “avoid messages that are triggering, harmful, or harassing.” Who is offending by American flags and memorials to victims of a major jihad attack on American soil? Geller says,

“That’s it. We’re done. Cooked like the Ramadan goose.”

This is just one of the victims being honored by this memorial, but we can’t trigger the poor little snowflakes on college campuses, or Muslims can we? The 16th anniversary of the attack is coming up, but I fear pretty soon we will not even be allowed to talk about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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