CONSERVATIVE QUOTE: "SAn illegal immigrant can cross the U.S. border, have a baby and get access to tax funded services immediately. A disabled veteran coming back from Afghanistan has to wait a year to receive his or her benefits. It’s disgraceful." - Steve Lonegan
Prager University: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share
"We teach what isn't taught." -
I am not rich. I am firmly entrenched in the Middle Class. I would like to be rich, but the reality is unless I win the Power Ball I will never be rich...And I'll likely have to work until the day I die to stay in the Middle Class. That said, I don't hold any grudges against people who are rich, and do not think they should be persecuted (over taxed) or made to pay for those who have less. Lets look at how most of the people in this country who are 'rich' have become 'rich.' Most have done so by having an advanced skill-set (doctors, entertainers, athletes, etc.), creating things people want (Facebook, computers, electricity, etc.) or by being risk-taking entrepreneurs (financial wizards, wealth managers, etc.)...I (and 99% of the population) do not have the physical make up or the professional discipline it takes to be Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, or even the doctors I work for. Other than producing children, I (and 99% of the population) have never created anything of value (things people want). I (and 99% of the population) could never run the operations and make good on the risks pursued by people like Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon. There's a reason the 'truly rich' are 'rich,' and it is almost always because they can do things 99% of the population cannot do. Do I wish I could do some of these things? Sure. Am I jealous of them? No! I am very afraid of one glossed over issue in the video below, and that is 'however you might define the rich'...At this time we (actually, the politicians, who need to take our money to pay for the entitlements they've created but can't afford) define 'rich' as the top 10%, or 5%, or 1%. Obviously, these people don't have enough money to pay for the entitlement state our politicians have created (not even the mega billionairres). Which means someday the politicians will have to redefine what it means to be 'rich' in order to go after a much greater amount of money - and when that day comes (and it will come!) none of us should be surprised when we are defined as being rich. Even those who barely think of themselves as Middle Class.
This semester of Prager University is presented by: Lee Ohanian
"[T]o say 'the rich,' however you might define them, 'don't pay their fair share,' is simply wrong." - L.O.
"It may feel good to take even more money from the top ten percent, but it doesn't do good, and it sure isn't fair." - L.O.
The National Union of Students Women Conference (U.K.)
"White gay men often assert that they are 'strong black women' or have an 'inner black woman'...White gay men are the dominant demographic within the LGBT community, and they benefit from both white privilege and male privilege."
- One of the many complaints at a recent Rad-Fem conference.
Excuse me while I vomit. Profusely!!
Let me get this straight (pun intended). These maniacs assert that gay white men act like the 'Housewives of Atlanta' and have white and male privilege?
Sounds reasonable - Considering it came from a conference which closer resembles Alice's 'Wonderland' than anything most normal human beings are used to.
The question I have is, do these women have a problem with gay white men, or simply men? They obviously prefer gay white men to straight white men, and seem to prefer gay black men to gay white men, but what is their take on gay white men and straight white women? Does simply being a female (who bang men, women, he-shes, goats, or whatever) hold sway over being a white male.
I'm betting it does, because these nags hate men - straight, gay, somewhere in-between, or outside.
So, congratulations gay white guys! You've been kicked to the back of the bus with the rest of us...Get used to it!
TRUMPISM "[D]efined as secure borders, economic nationalism, interests-based foreign policy, and above all judging every government action through a single lens: does this help or harm Americans." - Journal of American Greatness
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1986 - The world's worst nuclear accident occurred at the Chernobyl Plant in the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire in the number-four reactor sent radioactivity into the atmosphere. At least 31 Soviets died immediately.
It’s amazing this event hadn’t happened before or since...Especially with the Ruskies.
Oh by the way, it will eventually happen again...We are lucky it didn't happen after the 2011 Japanese Earthquake, which is still a structural mess.
That said, this event should be encouraging, because even the inept Soviets were able to keep this plant from exploding and devastating a whole city or region - even more than it did.
MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
Private Shizuya Hayashi
Private Shizuya Hayashi distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 29 November 1943, near Cerasuolo, Italy.
During a flank assault on high ground held by the enemy, Private Hayashi rose alone in the face of grenade, rifle, and machine gun fire. Firing his automatic rifle from the hip, he charged and overtook an enemy machine gun position, killing seven men in the nest and two more as they fled. After his platoon advanced 200 yards from this point, an enemy antiaircraft gun opened fire on the men. Private Hayashi returned fire at the hostile position, killing nine of the enemy, taking four prisoners, and forcing the remainder of the force to withdraw from the hill. Private Hayashi’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army.