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‘Fantasy Disguised as Politics’ (2011)

Look at this–eight years ago, this item was posted, and the topic is still with us. Income equality! Hot dog! Democrats are going to give us Income Equality!

Aren’t we all a bit too old for fairy tales?

https://leeduigon.com/2011/11/23/fantasy-disguised-as-politics/


I’ve Been Quoted in the Big Time!

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If you turn to Robert Knight’s column on townhall.com today (https://townhall.com/columnists/robertknight/2018/02/13/free-money-and-pigeons-n2448155), you will find Yours Truly being quoted–in the national media, no less.

The column is about the Stockton, California, mayor’s lunatic scheme to give “the poor” a Universal Basic Income–free money, just for… well, nothing. And its likely effects on the poor devils who will have to keep working to pay for this.

UBI is a favorite fantasy of Democrats and other leftids, and deserves every brickbat we can throw at it.

Here’s a link to my original blog post from a few days ago (https://leeduigon.com/2018/02/05/city-to-embark-on-mad-experiment/).

Thank you, Bob, for helping me to be heard.


Cancel Everyone’s Student Debt???

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Some ideas are so profoundly awful, they just won’t go away.

New York Magazine is now beating the drum to cancel student debt and “make public universities free” (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/lets-cancel-everyones-student-debt-for-the-economys-sake.html). It’s the usual leftid tripe: “We Must Cancel Everyone’s Student Debt, for the Economy’s Sake.” Like they really care about the economy.

So, we’ve got, according to this article, 44 million people burdened with $1.4 trillion in collidge student debt–and we ought to just write it off, like that would make it go away, and in so doing, expand the job market somehow, maybe by magic, and get rid of “the racial wealth gap,” blah-blah. Yeah: the job market is just dying to employ tens of millions of otherwise unemployable grads with masters’ degrees in Women’s Studies and Bald Chicano Gender Studies, etc. That’ll work.

But I think there is a way to write off all that debt and let these people get on with their lives. It entails a great big trade-off.

In return for canceling student debt–which only means that the $1.4 trillion monkey will be placed on the backs of the rest of us–we get to end the whole student loan program, no more college loans for anyone, and stop all government funding to the looniversities. That will balance out the $1.4 trillion and put an end to what so-called higher education is doing to our country–filling it with tens of millions of chip-on-the-shoulder, heads-full-of-toxic-mush, no-work-ethic college grads with degrees in Nothing Studies. It will also un-employ multitudes of academics who hate this country anyway and are every bit as useless as their students. Let ’em pump gas, or work as Wal-Mart greeters. They might redeem themselves with honest work.

Looks like a square deal to me.


My Newswithviews Column, Feb. 8 (‘Wrecking Civilization, Piece by Piece’)

Do you ever get the feeling that all the big shots of our civilization are trying on purpose to destroy it? I do.

https://newswithviews.com/wrecking-civilization-piece-by-piece/


Canada Goes P.C. on National Anthem

While here in America spoiled millionaire football players show their disrespect for the country by kneeling instead of standing for the National Anthem, up in Canada they’ve seen our knee and raised us a P.C. blather–as the Canadian Senate has voted to change their national anthem, “O, Canada,” to make it… “gender neutral” (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/canada-votes-to-change-lyrics-of-national-anthem-to-make-it-gender-neutral/ar-BBIzzpO).

Yes, they will pluck out that horrible offensive heteronormative Hate line, “in all thy sons command,” and replace it with “in all of us command,” because Gays and Trannies can’t procreate so the very word “sons” is Hateful and Excluding and Not Affirming–“Blather Bingo! Bingo!”

Conservatives in the Senate fought this tooth and nail for 18 months, but the Liberals shut down debate last week and rammed it through.

Would you believe there are “activists” who say they’ve been toiling for 30 years to get this done? Now for them the challenge is to find some new thing to complain about.

Ironically, the song as originally written in 1908 said “doest all of us command,” but I guess that was a little hard to sing, so they changed it.

No less a leftid icon than Margaret Atwood, who wrote The Hand-Made’s Tail, hailed this change in the anthem as just off-the-charts great.

Prediction: Very soon they will be demanding more changes because “O, Canada” is still not Inclusive enough. Just for starters, it excludes non-Canadians. Dude, how can you have a national anthem that, like, excludes most of the whole world? It also presupposes some kind of “patriot love,” a concept which eats away at liberals’ innards like a belt of battery acid. Every leftid knows that real bona fide genuine patriotism, a la John Kerry or Hillary Clinton, means to loathe and detest your country and root for its enemies.

So the activists won’t have to get lives, after all. They’ll just go on to the next Cause.

 


The Issues that will Sweep the Dems Back into Power: Transgenders and Amnesty

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Can you resist voting for this?

Joseph Kennedy III delivered the Democrat rebuttal this week to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Speech. Now, thanks to him, we know what two issues Democrats are counting on to sweep them back into control of the House of Representatives in this year’s elections.

Transgender rights, and amnesty for illegal aliens (https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2018/01/31/democrats-boo-america-n2442696).

The Dems have been in full tantrum mode since Election Night in 2016. Well, heck, why not? When you go to a restaurant and there’s a kid rolling around on the floor, having a tantrum, isn’t your first response to reward him for it? He should get whatever he wants, right? A tantrum is such a great way to win friends and influence people. This approach is just bound to work, according to the same pollsters who predicted a Hillary Clinton landslide victory.

So Kennedy, as reported by Anne Coulter, “devoted the lion’s share of his speech to the Democrats’ pet issues: transgenders and foreigners.” Hot dog.

They’re citizens of the world, so everybody in the world should be allowed to come to America illegally and get free stuff and “a path to citizenship.” This is called replacing the electorate. Dems don’t like the electorate they’ve got. They don’t like America. As Chuck Schumer reportedly said, “If they–” meaning “you”–“won’t elect Democrats, we’ll bring in people who will.” I can’t vouch for the accuracy of that quote, but it does accurately sum up what Democrats mean by “immigration reform.”

And then there are the transgenders–poor, deluded souls who demand we applaud, affirm, and bow down to their insistence that they get the right to redefine reality. That is, the invented false reality that states that whatever gender they say they are, that’s what they are. Democrats demand the rest of us share in that delusion, and heaven help us if we don’t. Like, where’s the fun in being the government if you can’t force millions of people to say things they know to be untrue? And punish them if they don’t.

Nothing much good can happen to America until the Democrat Party is put out of business. Permanently. That won’t put a stop to leftism, which springs from Original Sin. But it will at least stop them, for a while, from passing laws and handing down judicial rulings.


My Newswithviews Column, Jan. 18 (‘Another Social Engineering Fail’)

I am not responsible for the headline supplied by Newswithviews.

How bad is education in America? It’s getting to some point beyond my verbal resources.

https://newswithviews.com/another-social-engineering-fails/


My Newswithviews Column, Dec. 28 (‘What Hath #MeToo Wrought’)

I was so peeved over the stupid typo that was left in here this morning, that I forgot to post this column on the blog. So here it is–late, late, late!

https://newswithviews.com/latest-lunacy-from-the-swedish-government/

P.S.–The title I’m using here was my original title.


‘Wall Street Journal Says “Erase America”‘ (2012)

America is full of “conservatives” who don’t seem to want to conserve anything. Like, for instance, the editors of The Wall Street Journal.

https://leeduigon.com/2012/11/15/wall-street-journal-says-erase-america/

Don’t sneer, Canada and Britain. Your “conservatives” are even bigger sad sacks than ours.


If You’re ‘In the Mood’ in Sweden, Hold That Thought

Ah! Romance among the leftids!

Under a new Swedish law that will go into effect in July 2018, no one can have sex without at least the verbal consent–and probably written consent as well–of both pratners: otherwise, it might be rape. (http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/12/20/new-swedish-consent-laws-require-written-permission-sexual-relations/)

The law doesn’t say “written,” but… “in a potential rape allegation, it would be wiser to have the permission written down on paper.” Maybe the government could provide standard forms. So if you’re “in the mood,” try to stay in it long enough to fill out the paperwork.

The law was inspired by the #MeToo campaign. Every woman has been sexual harassed or abused, and every man is guilty. Until it all burns itself out a couple of months from now.

Hey! Remember when all the leftids were screaming, “Keep the government out of our bedrooms!” Now they’re screaming, “Get the government into our bedrooms!”

The one and only newspaper columnist who voiced opposition to the new law was promptly fired. Diversity allows no room for dissent.

And despite what everybody knows to be the case, but won’t admit, the government refuses to release statistics on the “ethnic backgrounds” of rapists. Hint: Muslim “asylum seekers” declare it’s a righteous act for a Muslim man to rape an infidel woman. But to mention that might move someone to question the government’s wisdom in importing, en masse, Muslim males of military age.

Government makes a rotten god and an even worse master.


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