Here are some random thoughts on the passing scene from someone not nearly as smart as Dr. Thomas Sowell:
The only reason Hillary Clinton is considered a viable presidential contender is because she is a womenses. The only two reasons Elizabeth Warren is considered a viable presidential contender are being a womenses and because some people have deluded themselves into thinking Hillary Clinton isn’t a rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth Leftist.
Democrats know that if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run for president in 2016, they are screwed. Considering my previous random thought, what does this tell you about the state of the Democrat Party?
People who make a living telling themselves and anyone who will listen that Sarah Palin is a moron also believe Bill Clinton didn’t have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinski. Insert line about a pot and a kettle and calling it black, which has to be racist, or something …
Eric Garner is dead at the hands of five police officers after he resisted arrest for selling untaxed cigarettes. The people blaming this on endemic or systemic or institutional racism are the same people who applauded when this idiotic law was passed in the first place. In a way, you could say the people who claim to advocate for Eric Garner are partially responsible for his death.
Another thought on Eric Garner: how can we claim to love liberty when we want the government to pass laws against selling loose cigarettes? Eric Garner’s real crime was making money and that Uncle Sam (or Comrade de Blasio) wasn’t getting a cut. And for that, the cops were sent out and now he’s dead. Big government claims another scalp.
The more stupid laws you advocate, the more Eric Garner-like encounters you wind up creating.
Lots of schools (public and charter) in New York City are encouraging kids to have die-ins during school time to protest racist cops. Of course after the die-in is over, the teachers sit around complain about how a lot of the kids aren’t doing well academically and can’t rationally explain why they’re protesting in the first place.
We don’t so much need a national conversation about race as we need the Democrat Party to stop racing to side with criminals over the law-abiding.
I despise the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) because it seems as if it’s always timed that when you get to a subway stop and need to transfer to the train across the platform, the train you need to transfer to is always pulling off as the doors of your trains are opening (two minutes after it stopped, mind you).
I played the organ for an Episcopal church two Sundays ago and the first hymn was “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry.” I’ve been a Baptist for my entire life and we never sang this hymn even once.
New York City may be the last American city where there are actually working pay phones. If I’m ever inspired to do another random thoughts post, I’ll let you know if I come around a phone booth.
Too many politicians want to “reform government” as opposed to cutting the size and scope of government. If you claim to want limited government, you have to be in favor of killing programs and not just tinkering around the margins. The question for any Republican running for office going forward needs to be “how much will you get the government out of our lives?” not “how much will you reform the intrusiveness of the government?”
People who are wetting themselves over waterboarding terrorists take great glee in using taxpayer money to jam scissors into the brain of a child in the womb and throwing said child into a trash can. And to top it all off, they claim to be advocates of “human rights” and “compassion.”
Republicans shouldn’t make the mistake in 2016 of nominating a candidate who likes flipping off conservatives (i.e. the Republican base). Failing to heed this advice in 2008 and 2012 led to a lot of crying on Election Night.
I notice that a lot of Republicans have a second job denouncing Ted Cruz. They don’t denounce Democrats nearly as much or with as much vigor, which makes one wonder whose side they’re really on.
One of the most dangerous things about all-intrusive federal government is that it makes people lazy. Why should I take the effort to help my neighbor when the government can force other people to do it for me?
People who are enraged at the idea of someone saying “Merry Christmas” are bitter and unhappy.
People who want government to remove Christianity from the public square are actually enemies of Western Civilization.
I’m sick and tired of people apologizing. I’m sick and tired of people demanding apologies. It has become a sad display where people pretending to be offended by something demand a public apology. I long for the day when such people are told to pound a short pier (to mix metaphors).
There are not two major political parties in this country, there is only one: the Republican Party is the center-left party and the Democrats are a criminal enterprise disguised as a political party.
If someone saying “Merry Christmas” offends you, you need prayer. And a trip to a shrink.