Can we play a game called reality check?

By a guest writer (not sure how he would prefer the by line)

 

Can we play a game called Reality Check for a moment? Everyone’s flipping a bitch about modern gun laws and how what the forefathers used were muskets so the rules need to change, blah blah blah… same discussion we have every time there is a shooting…

You know how the Americans started with muskets? So did the military. Every bit of weapon tech their military had, so did the citizens. Hell, sometimes even children were used to operate cannons. Gun laws are stricter now than ever, so don’t try to blame them all of a sudden because we have more psychos than ever. (Not that I want to see the average yankee-doodle dickhead with a F-16)

Over 1,500 people are killed every year by stabbing but you don’t see anyone screaming and crying about it.

Thousands freeze to death because they are homeless and you couldn’t share that 3rd or 4th spare room or people with multiple homes couldn’t open some space for them.

The whole world is effected by you and your wastefulness, but you think that buying little eco-bags or only using certain products will help the environment; never thinking that your biggest problem is that you never say no to yourself. This will kill a LOT of people from the cumulative effects from the environmental damage: lack of pollinators, soil erosion, soil and water toxification, these leading to areas that are already in poverty and rely on their agriculture for survival losing their one source of food and income.

You are only raising a fit about this is because you are scared, you don’t give a fuck about anything else but yourself and those directly in your bubble… don’t try to pull one over because it is in your “compassion”. If you want shit to change, change what YOU are doing.

Plant a tree, hug a stranger, be happy, and don’t fucking worry about what everyone else is doing. Just make the world a happier place to exist in and this shit will happen less.

Laws do not change the hearts of men, but the hearts of men change the world.

The U.S. – Mexican Wall

There was a number of years where I was a proponent of building a wall to secure our Southern border.  Over the years, I have read and discussed the subject more.

My position on the matter has shifted somewhat. I still see the need for the wall, but not as a budgetary priority.

Having an understanding that the numbers of those slipping over the border are not as great as those that are overstaying their visas. Since I work in an industry of numbers, I feel that it is important to follow my brain here more than my heart or gut.

Does this change my position on deportation? No, not in the least.  (Watch for a follow-up post on Dreamers)

I would rather see the financing for the war on drugs (as a tangent, legalize marijuana on a national level)  being diverted to the enforcement of immigration law.

While the wall has value, the tremendous cost is not one that we can afford. The GOP wants it. With the stiff tax cuts, they have fucked us over to the point that we cannot pay for it. Perhaps when we have our finances under control, we can construct sections of the wall in areas that badly need it.

I have to wonder how fuqtarded that the GOP voters were that actually believed the Orangatard when he said that Mexico was going to pay for it. I know that not all did, but they sure were vocally in support of the idea. Former Mexican President had put it pretty well:

“TRUMP, when will you understand that I am not paying for that fucken wall. Be clear with US tax payers. They will pay for it.”

Do I still think that property owners along the border should be able to defend our border by force? Yes, I do. I still view it as an incursion.  If the Mexican police or military cross over, even more so. Our sovereign soil should be defended, as well as property rights.
So, in the end, I am pretty well against the construction of a full wall on our Southern border.

 

Seven days in the hole… Seven days in…

So, apparently I am a real problem child for Facebook. I may be on a watch list at this point.

It may be important for those that post content such as this to protect themselves a bit more by changing the hash values for the files that we post.  What is a hash value? It is basically a mathematical value derived by analyzing the file itself. They are like fingerprints for an image. One of the easiest ways to change the hash value is to use the windows snipping tool to take a shot of the image but make one of the edges slightly smaller. then you can paste it to Facebook. The image will look the same, but will be mathematically night and day.


Back to Facebook Jail

C’mon Facebook, your community standards are pretty skewed.

Artistry and pornography/nudity are different things.

I pulled another stint in Facebook jail:

 

This is the culprit. For this I get three days off from FB. I see far more objectionable material on FB.

Presidential Pardons

While we have a world class putz in office and the other three houses controlled by the same party, I do not expect any change. Not to mention that the slimiest party (when it comes to people vs corporations/political party) being in power.

This is something that needs to be addressed after the current shit ball is over.

The Presidential power to grant pardons needs to be limited. They should not be able to pardon anyone from their own administration/appointees.

Let the following Presidents issue those pardons.

Pardoning your own messes sure seems like a conflict of interest. Yes, an abuse of power, that perhaps should be grounds for impeachment by itself.

Which administrations have had the most resignations or indictments?

This post will take some time to refine the data.

The title really is the desired information. My initial thoughts are that this will show the GOP as the most corrupt. It could be enlightening, let us see huh?

Trump

Obama

Bush (W)

Clinton

Bush (HW)

Reagan

 

here is one source to start it off, while I gather details.

ADMINISTRATION PARTY YEARS IN

OFFICE

CRIMINAL

INDICTMENTS

CRIMINAL

CONVICTIONS

PRISON

SENTENCES

BARACK OBAMA Democratic 8 0 0 0
GEORGE W. BUSH Republican 8 16 16 9
BILL CLINTON Democratic 8 2 1 1
GEORGE H. W. BUSH Republican 4 1 1 1
RONALD REAGAN Republican 8 26 16 8
JIMMY CARTER Democratic 4 1 0 0
GERALD FORD Republican 2.4 1 1 1
RICHARD NIXON Republican 5.6 76 55 15

Silly Christians….

So when a person tries to be inclusive, the Christians (perhaps just the more evangelical making the rest look bad again) take it as an offense to their minority faith.

Remember that the founding fathers of your faith chose to pillage many customs and traditions from the old religions.

Do not get your panties in a twist just because someone wants to include all faiths. Is it such and offense to not put your faith before everyone else?

To push and press to get a Merry Christmas because you did not feel catered to? Nobody kissed your ass? Pretty pathetic.

Is there a “War on Christmas”?

Why is there the belief that there is a war on Christmas?

Is it because people would rather say “happy holidays” to be inclusive? Remember Christians, you pillaged a tradition from a faith that you subsequently tried to exterminate.

When is the last time that you heard a Jew get offended when you said merry Christmas and not happy Hanukkah?

I did see issues with being people being directed to use “happy holidays”. That was until I stopped and THOUGHT about it with an open mind. I think it was Badcat that helped shine a light of education on the subject. Look at that, civil discussion CAN change minds.

I saw one Christian comment that they felt that cashiers should take the time to get to know your faith so that they could give the appropriate holiday wishes. I just want my duct tape, rope, and KY jelly… why do you want to hold up the entire line to have social hour when it could be a simple happy holidays?

No, there is no war against Christmas, there is however, a desire to be kinder people to all and to take others’ feelings into consideration.