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The dead are a constituency…

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…in Illinois.   You have long known you can still vote Democrat if you’re dead.   Now you can  also get  your medical bills paid,  apparently,  though I confess to being very puzzled about what services you could possibly need.

 

 

 

 

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September 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm

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Labor Day, 2019…

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Bill Federer renders an interesting lesson on the rather  murky history  of this holiday.   Few younger people today will be aware of any of the true history,  having been told only that labor unions benefit workers despite the efforts of the big bad corporations and business owners.   I know this history, and the communist and socialist leaning of its leaders.  I also know that the unions originally did much good for the workers,  but are now run for political power and the enrichment of the leaders.  Have you ever seen a union boss who was trim and fit and NOT wearing a suit that cost more than your monthly salary?   Heck, their wrist watches often cost more than I made in a year.   Eugene Debs was an exception,  but he was a founder,  not a boss,  of the Social Democracy of America (1897),  the Social Democratic Party of America (1898),  and the Socialist Party of America (1901).   Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders produced a documentary praising Debs in 1979,  hung a portrait of him in the City Hall of Burlington, Vermont,  and dedicated a plaque to him in his Congressional office.

The Left has a workers holiday on May Day,  originally an ancient pagan day of fertility,  which was culturally expropriated by the Socialist,  Anarchist, and Communist parties of Europe,  the United States, and elsewhere as a tool of class warfare – a day to teach workers they are the enemies of bourgeois companies,  and to celebrate the coming destruction of capitalism.   That’s one reason Labor Day is celebrated in September.   Unions are  still a racket  to extort dues from members, which are then fed into Democratic coffers so that the merry-go-round of dues/money/power/ favors can be kept afloat.  Since unions can no longer legally take union dues,  Democrats are trying  to change  all the rules,  and I promise you more violence is coming because no one on the Left has any qualms about using that means to achieve a goal.

In Chicago,  it’s the customary round  of shootings  in a city with very strict gun laws.

Back to unions for a moment, it appears the well-documented corruption of the United Auto Workers has led to the first group  being sentenced to prison,  and  after raids  at six locations found more evidence,  the government is considering RICO charges.   That would mean UAW would be charged  as a criminal conspiracy.  A conviction under the statute could lead to government takeover of the union  as happened to the Teamsters thirty years ago.   It’s somewhat complicated,  but  this article  does a good job of explaining the whys and wherefores.   Always remember that unions ultimately destroy the goose laying those golden eggs.

I’m unsure as to what union leaders were thinking when  they deployed  communist sympathizer and traitor Jane Fonda in an AFL-CIO T-shirt last weekend to knock on doors and push swing voters in Pennsylvania to dump Trump.  I am pretty certain the aging Lefty will not result in  a landslide for the Democratic candidate.

In contrast,  see President Trump’s  proclamation  for the day, honoring the  “greatest labor force in the world.”

 

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September 2, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Disinfect with sunshine…

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The Obama Administration operated largely in the dark,  just as His Oneness did himself.   “Look at this pretty,  shiny thing!”  the press team would exclaim whilst the drudges did the real dirty work behind the scenes.   If Trump actually does release  these three  documents,  the entire Obama Administration and the Clinton Machine will have a lot of explaining to try to do.   The media will turn themselves into pretzels assisting them but people with common sense and logic won’t be buying any of what they sell.

Sunlight truly is a superior disinfectant.  Louis Brandeis is credited with that thought, but it actually  came from  a book.

 

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September 1, 2019 at 2:17 pm

Anti-right to work…

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The state of Illinois has passed  legislation prohibiting  municipalities in the state from enacting “right-to-work laws”.  The  utterly deceptive title,  “Collective Bargaining Freedom Act”,  does not lead one to expect that the bill forbids local right-to-work ordinances and imposes penalties for violations.

A village just north of the chicago cesspool passed a right-to-work ordinance to prohibit union contracts from requiring all workers to either join a union or pay dues.   The unions were outraged and deathly afraid  of hemorrhaging members —  hence this corrupt and undemocratic  law.

 

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April 18, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Snipes resigning…

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This would  be the best news of the week,  except it’s Broward County,  the decades-long home of Democratic election theft,  so you know the voters will elect someone just as sleazy as Snipes.   There’s almost no chance that whoever is selected by the Governor to replace her will be retained by the voters,  should they run for the office.   The public seems to have forgotten the Clintons’ favorite ploy,  which was to lie, deny until caught,  then plead incompetence.

By the way, she is a “doctor” by virtue of having a doctorate in education leadership from Nova Southeastern University.   Apparently education leadership means you get to live off the taxpayers for most of your life and end with a job paying about $180,000 after proving yourself both incompetent and corrupt.

I’m afraid Broward County will learn nothing from this except to elect a better quality lawbreaker next time.

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November 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Schneiderman resigns…

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I’m not the least surprised that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has resigned,  even though I did not know the full extent of his bad actions.   Let’s face it — Schneiderman followed Weiner and Spitzer,  two hideous politicians with  warped personalities and shameful histories.   A bunch of power-hungry  perverts as  Bob McManus so aptly puts it.   Or  bent liberal  heros as Richard Fernandez terms them while explaining why Pres. Trump is so much less frightening to the general public.

Donald Trump forecast   this downfall  years ago.  I presume he read new York newspapers and listened when other people talked.  As for myself,  I just assume that New York is such a political cesspool that anyone who winds up as state A.G.  will be bent.   That currently seems a pretty safe bet.

Democrats obviously see  no downside  to throwing  Schneiderman under the bus, or they would have defended him as they did murderer Ted Kennedy and still do Bob Menendez,  and the bucketful of other bad characters who are Democrats.   I suspect it may be far more costly than they can imagine,  and yes, I most certainly hope it is.

Robert Mueller will miss his corrupt buddy, and the Resistance against Trump loses him as a leader,  but he assaulted women he was involved with, making a mockery of his bona fides to be a liberal leader and a champion of women.   Why does that always seem to be the case?  And why do the  abused women  so rarely go after such rotten men?

 

 

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May 9, 2018 at 3:17 pm

New York corruption pit…

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It has long struck me that so much of New York State is bedeviled by corruption.  And then I realize that nearly all of the state is run by Democrats,  and all of the many agencies who should be investigating corruption at all levels are Democrats,  and they are all deeply intertwined and connected to the political machines,  which are themselves quite corrupt.  Thus it falls to the feds to bring charges,  and there are a lot of them to bring.   This is  only the latest.

This  piece by  Seth Barron usefully examines the situation,  but does not offer an immediate solution.   How could it?   The first step would  be to stop electing/hiring crooks and cheats and the morally challenged,  which would pave the way for the second phase,  which is to force agencies to police their own and those those within their purview.

As always,  I am quite satisfied to view New York from afar,  and I would ferociously object to being forced to live there and suffer under its hideous policies.

 

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April 1, 2018 at 3:17 pm

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