Monday, October 03, 2011
Just a few things
Ever notice how when socialist trouble makers show up, it always in some large city. Worldwide, these mopes seem to gravitate toward large population centers to make their point. You never read about a mob of 20 or so shutting down the ice cream fountain at the Cochran Drug Store in Spillane, MT to protest the owner’s “greed” for raising the price on a Cherry Coke a nickel. I haven’t noticed a mob scene at the federal building in Marcy, OH (AKA the Post Office) where angry Marcyites call attention to the plight of area farmers being hamstrung by a mountain of federal farm regulation.
All of the trouble seems to be in large cities, London, Athens, Madrid, NY City, San Francisco, and elsewhere. And it’s funny that the trouble is caused by people without a vested interest in any particular outcome. They are for the most part what Rush Limbaugh refers to as a “rent a mob.’
Well anyhoo, all of the trouble got me to thinking that maybe we are returning to the days of the old city state where a large local population in a city controls large swaths of land around it. The first map above shows the county by county vote of the 2008 presidential election. Go BIG RED WE WON! Not so fast my friend. The second map shows how the concentration of blue in cities results in blue states. That translates into an electoral and popular vote victory for the P-BO.
A good case in point is OH. It appears that the Cleveland area controls the rest of the state. FL, IN, IL, PA and MN would be other good case studies where the large population centers control the state.
The blue areas on these maps are also probably pretty good bets on where the taxes, crime and unemployment are the highest. And last, they are the areas where, if there is trouble, it is sure to start.
The case for self deportation
When confronted with the BS argument about America’s 12 million or so illegal aliens that, “well, you know, we can’t deport them all,” Lex replies with a theory of self deportation. The illegal aliens got here on their own, once the jobs and benefits dry up, they will leave on their own.
Racist, bigoted, homophobic and Earth Hating Alabama proves the point. When that state passed a tough new state law aimed at curbing illegal immigrants, guess what? The illegals began disappearing from AL schools. Wow, who knew that if you enforced the law on illegals they would move out of the area? Well Lex for one.
Now we’re caught in a game of whack-a-mole. The illegals probably just transferred to an area where immigration laws aren’t being enforced, hopefully San Francisco. Until the feds get serious about controlling the border and enforcing the laws, we are going to continue to be flooded with low skill, poorly educated illegal immigrants who will be exploited by unscrupulous employers.
Dumbest things said recently
The P-BO - America’s gone soft
BS! You can not get up on Mon morning after three days of steady football, baseball and NASCAR and claim that America has “gone soft.” Soft headed for electing a dope president, sure, but not soft in body and spirit.
Nanny State Mayor Mikey Bloomberg - Government’s “highest duty” is to push healthy foods on the citizenry
BS! Hey Mikey head over to N. Korea. They’d be happy if the government would push any kind of food on them. Highest duty is healthy food? Idiot. Ask NYers who lost loved ones on 9-11 if they’d eat McDonalds for the rest of their days for the opportunity to have their loved ones back. Had the government taken its real highest priority seriously, they may still be with us. Idiot.
Rosanne Barr -“I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay… back anything over 100 million in personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of 100 million dollars and if they’re unable to live on that amount then they should go to the reeducation camps, and if that doesn’t help, then be beheaded.”
Now in the first two cases you expect that the guy who said it would know better. In this case, you have no such expectation.