Thursday, June 6, 2024

Conservatives Must Improve Their Ground Game To Win Big In 2024

He assumes that the Democrats cheated in 2020.  I wish that we had better evidence. There were so many irregularities that it seems likely some cheating took place.  I don't think it changed the result, although Dinesh Desouza pointed out there was enough illegal ballot harvesting in the swing states to sway the election.

The left argues that the Republicans lost all their lawsuits over the election.  This is not true.  About 80% of the cases were dismissed over jurisdiction before going to trial.  In the cases that went to trial, the Republicans won most of them.  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that Pennsylvania violated its election laws.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Why Socialism Always Fails

A pyramid scheme is ultimately unsustainable because it is based on faulty principles. Likewise, collectivism is unsustainable in the long run because it is a flawed theory. Socialism does not work because it is not consistent with fundamental principles of human behavior. The failure of socialism in countries around the world can be traced to one critical defect: it is a system that ignores incentives.

Socialists point to a false sense of victimhood.

Yet, nobody starves to death under capitalism.  There are many programs, public and private, to help the poor and an abundance of food.

Meanwhile,  you have food lines under socialism.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Matt Walsh Attacks Voting Rights

Everyone needs to be able to vote so that nobody feels disenfranchised.  Voting is a substitute for war to be able to make political change.

This is a bad look for Republicans.  This take is political suicide.  I'm sure that the left will immediately run with this, and claim that the Republicans want to take away your vote.

News That Will Give You Hope - Part 1

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Donald Trump Found Guilty Of Running For President

Trump Conviction Outrage

There is less outrage on YouTube over Trump's conviction than I expected. It is like the news has died down.

I assume that some people feel like I do, that if the political system is so corrupt that they put Trump in prison for political purposes then it is the end of the Republic. Especially if Trump loses the election because of it. I'm thinking that there should be a secessionist movement.

I don't expect that to happen for a couple of reasons. Maybe not enough people feel as strongly about it, and maybe there are some lines even the political left won't cross. They should at least fear the backlash.

Trump wasn't even my first choice. He is a flawed individual, but such injustice should spark outrage.

I have a suspected a secret plan where Biden pardons Trump, maybe stopping any appeal, but also indebting Trump to Biden and setting a precedent. Biden could also get convicted, especially if the political winds change. Maybe Trump will owe him one.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

The Legal Implications of Trump's Verdict With Harmeet Dhillon

Trump Found Guilty: Ben Shapiro Breaks Down the Verdict

Friday, May 31, 2024

Fwd: 1.2 trillion cost of regulations added in months...1.6 trillion total

he Biden administration has set in motion a wave of new regulations that have already cost the U.S. more than $1 trillion, which equates to thousands of dollars per family, according to a new report from the Job Creators Network.

There have been $1.6 trillion in costs imposed from a total of 923 new federal regulations that have been finalized under President Joe Biden, with $1.2 trillion of those being put in place in just the past few months, according to the JCN. In just the first two years of the Biden administration, new regulations are estimated to have led to an average of almost $10,000 in added future and present costs to American households, which could jump to $60,000 if the trend continues across a two-term presidency. 

EXCLUSIVE: New Report Details Just How Much Regulations Under Biden Have Cost Average Americans | The Daily Caller

Masculinity, responsibility, community

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Ben Shapiro: “Israel’s War is a Just War”

Energy demand explosion while shutting down coal and nuclear

War on the west by the west

Remarkable about face quotes

Last August, I published a letter from reader Marvin Levine that read in part: "I believe Donald Trump is the biggest a–hole that walks the earth … I think his supporters have a screw loose" and "the sane people left in the country should do everything possible to keep him out of the White House." 

Levine now writes again, starting with "Mea culpa" and adds: "While I am still not a big fan of Trump, the last year has been such a disaster that we will not survive another four years of Biden's leadership. The border, the Trump persecutions, the economy and his deteriorating mental and physical state leave us no choice."

Biden has spent his presidency painting Trump as abnormal but his recent antics prove it's the other way around (

Saturday, May 25, 2024

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict explained on a map

What went wrong with capitalism

Just one problem: the era of small government never happened. Government has been expanding for nearly a century in virtually all measurable respects, as a spender, borrower and regulator; the one brief retreat, under Bill Clinton, proves the trend. In the US, government spending has risen eight-fold since 1930 from under 4 per cent to 24 per cent of GDP — and 36 per cent including state and local spending. What changed under Reagan was that as spending rose, tax collections remained steady, so government started paying for its own expansion by borrowing. Deficits went from rare to routine and as a result public debt has quadrupled in the US to more than 120 per cent of GDP today.  

America is displacing Europe as the society least tolerant of financial distress for anyone, up to and including the super-rich

Rather than reversing the course of government, Reagan changed the conversation, which did often focus on a neoliberal agenda of cuts to taxes or deficits or regulation. But even when governments attempted to deregulate, the result was more complex and costly rules, which the rich and powerful were best equipped to navigate. By the 1980s, fearful that mounting debts could end in another 1930s-style depression, central banks started working alongside governments to prop up big corporations, banks, even foreign countries, every time the financial markets wobbled.  

With good reason, progressives deride this new version of capitalism as "socialism for the very rich", but governments were doling out relief for the poor and middle class too. More than socialism for the rich, this is "socialised risk", a campaign to inoculate an entire society against economic downturns. Although still widely criticised as the land of "raw" Reaganite capitalism, America is displacing Europe as the society least tolerant of financial distress for anyone, up to and including the super-rich.  

Something has been changing in the culture. Just as the American "revolution in pain management", which insisted on treating even moderate injuries with powerful opiates, was hooking the nation on OxyContin, its approach to economic pain management was addicting the system to a drip feed of government support. During the past two decades, the US fell from fourth to 25th in the Heritage Foundation rankings for economic freedom as both regulation and debt increased.  

If the era of small government was a myth, then the majority who want government to "do more" would be wise to think twice. An even bigger government is more likely to magnify than ease their frustration with the dysfunctions of modern capitalism.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Daily Wire Backstage: Introducing The 2nd Greatest Commercial Ever

These discussions are always interesting.  Their commercials are annoying.

They get tangled up over the definition of freedom to the point where it makes it look like they don't know what they are talking about.   Freedom is very simple; you should be able to do what you want just so long as you don't interfere with the same right of others.  The exact boundaries can be unclear which is one reason why you need a legal system to define rights.  For example, free speech and property rights need legal definitions.  I just can't claim that something of yours belongs to me.  There needs to be a system for determining what is property.  Likewise, people shouldn't violate other people's rights in the name of free speech, although there is a lot of that going around.

However, their discussion claims to be for freedom while apparently wanting to constrain freedom by religious values.  It makes them look hypocritical.

As a side note, some claim that we have "natural rights".  The problem with this is that you may think that you have the right to live but a bear thinks that it has the right to eat.  People have preferences and tendencies, where they prosper when they are free, but without a legal system, they have no rights at all.  It just becomes the rule of the most powerful.

The political discussion that followed was good.

Annihilate Jews, Win a State!

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Star Trek Actress Marina Sirtis Attacks Kirstie Alley, Describes Her As "Evil" & Other Nasty Names!

Protests documents and weapons

Armed struggle is enshrined in law," showed one confiscated pamphlet. Another, "We are not satisfied with co-existence."

Going beyond extremist and violent rhetoric, weapons were discovered. Chains, steel cables and buckets of rocks were found and subsequently confiscated by authorities at UT Austin demonstrations last month.

More documents obtained by Fox News purportedly "celebrat[e] the death of innocent Jews and the elimination of Israel."

Of 79 arrested at UT Austin, 45 were not affiliated with the University. LaJeunesse reported that experts believe "extremist documents lure students in using their sympathy for Palestinians to introduce more extreme views."

At UCLA on Monday, campus police detained 40 anti-Israel protesters who had metal pipes, chains, epoxy padlocks and documents encouraging vandalism on their persons.

Flags representing the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine are present at most college campus protests nationwide, which the DNI classifies as a "Syria-based terrorist group.

Friday, May 10, 2024

joe quid pro quo...congressman drafting impeachment articles

Mills, 43, submitted language to House counsel on Thursday for one article of impeachment that would charge Biden with "abuse of power," Mills revealed on X, noting that he would "pursue action [Friday] morning." 

"Using the powers of his high office, President Biden solicited a 'quid pro quo' with the foreign government of Israel by withholding precision guided weapons shipments in order to try and extract military policy changes," reads Mills' resolution.

House GOP drafting Biden impeachment articles over Israel aid cutoff threat (

I Went To China And Drove A Dozen Electric Cars. Western Automakers Are Cooked

Biden Sides With Satan

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Biden weapon pause kept quiet until Holocaust speech

Biden signed off on the pause in an order conveyed last week to the Pentagon, The Associated Press reported, citing U.S. officials who were not authorized to comment on the matter. But the NSC wanted to keep the decision quiet until...Biden delivered a long-planned speech on Tuesday to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

What CIVIL WAR Is Really About

Dictators arise because of a crisis causing the public to support stability over democracy.

Leftist Universities Fall Victim to Their Own Dogma

Unscientific American | City Journal

Shermer submitted a column discussing ways that discrimination against racial minorities, gays, and other groups has diminished (while acknowledging the need for continued progress). Here, Shermer ran into the same wall that Better Angels of Our Nature author Steven Pinker and other scientific optimists have faced. For progressives, admitting that any problem—racism, pollution, poverty—has improved means surrendering the rhetorical high ground. "They are committed to the idea that there is no cumulative progress," Shermer says, and they angrily resist efforts to track the true prevalence, or the "base rate," of a problem. Saying that "everything is wonderful and everyone should stop whining doesn't really work," his editor objected.

Shermer dug his grave deeper by quoting Manhattan Institute fellow Heather Mac Donald and The Coddling of the American Mind authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, who argue that the rise of identity-group politics undermines the goal of equal rights for all. Shermer wrote that intersectional theory, which lumps individuals into aggregate identity groups based on race, sex, and other immutable characteristics, "is a perverse inversion" of Martin Luther King's dream of a color-blind society. For Shermer's editors, apparently, this was the last straw. The column was killed and Shermer's contract terminated.

Neocons Almost Killed America. Here’s How Patriots Can Fix It

'In the course of losing WWII Germany lost 5.3 of 17.7 million men aged 15-44 years old, or 30% of their male population. This brutality is the reality of winning wars – as the recent US track record of failure shows. The "measured and proportional response" crowd wants a war without war. It's a fantasy that only seems plausible to people who have never experienced war and are insulated from its consequences.'

"Taiwan, and China's claim on it, remains the flashpoint in the ultimate cold war in the final stages of warming. Clever deterrence measures have been offered and rejected. The Pentagon wants to fight by our playbook, but as always in war, the enemy gets a vote. A hot war between China and the USA would see US cities annihilated and a death toll in the tens of millions, at minimum. This apocalyptic carnage can only be averted by looking back through history at what has worked and what hasn't worked in the conveyor belt of failed Washington foreign policy approaches that have dominated the last thirty years. We owe it to our children to get this right but course changes must be made immediately before it is too late."

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Transgenderism and Star Wars

Just watched the fifth episode of the six-episode miniseries, "Tales of the Empire."   I was enjoying the animated show until the characters repeatedly referred to a character with "They" and "Them" pronouns.

A Google search shows multiple sources claiming that this is good grammar.  I disagree.   Even if it is acceptable grammar, it promotes a lie that people are something other than their biological sex.

Although Doctor Who, Star Trek Discovery, and The Orville all recently hit us over the head with their trans characters, I think that it is sacrilege for Star Wars to do it.  Star Wars takes place a long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away.   Transgenderism is a 20th and 21st-century fad, mostly in Western culture.  I think that this hysteria will fade over time.  Reality wins in the end, even if it takes a very long time.

 If someone wants to call themselves a different name, it is a free country. 

My fear is the expectation that you must give lip service to it through coerced speech.  Jordan Peterson initially rose to fame by objecting to speech codes requiring mandatory pronoun usage.   In Canada, he is being denied his license to practice psychotherapy because of it.  The actress Gina Carano had her entire career destroyed because she refused to comply, which led to a several-month-long Internet campaign to get her fired.  When we see other people having their rights trampled on, this creates a fear that this can happen to us, and a backlash against it.

I will still enjoy the series.  However, I watch shows for escapist entertainment.  When a show tries to push an agenda that is at the very least controversial, it is distracting to the viewers.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

D-Day Hero's Experience After The War

Monday, May 6, 2024

Joe Biden has officially LOST the TYT's support!!!!

Victor Davis Hanson: Trump Indictment

Bill Maher SLAMS College Protestors

Bird Flu Spreads to Dairy Cattle, Farm Worker Infected, Virus Fragments in Milk

World War II Vet Criticizes Current Generation

"Final Warning: America's Last Chance Before Collapse" | Victor Davis Hanson

The end of magical debt thinking |

Why Do We Believe Things That Aren't True?

Robert De Niro Has INSANE Trump Meltdown!

Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill visits with President Biden at White House

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Norman Finkelstein: Everything you know about Israel is wrong

36 seconds ago
This man is a liar. Israel's war against Hamas is not a genocide.  People are dying.  Whose fault is that?  Hamas hides behind civilians.  Hamas prevents people from fleeing to safety.  Hamas hijacks the aid trucks.  Hamas wants their people to die to get international support.  Hamas could end this by surrendering.  Nobody blames the real culprit, which is Hamas.  Nobody calls for Hamas to surrender.

There is no other way for Israel to win this war.  You are either for Israel or you are for the terrorists.  Do you want Israel to lose this war?

Pick A Damn Side

Safety bricks!

Presidential Historian Reviews Presidents in Film & TV, from 'Lincoln' to 'The Comey Rule'

Thursday, May 2, 2024


definition: what will happen to all other states, after they adopt California's policies

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Trump's Virtues Part II -

The Woke radicals tell the Trump voters they are a threat to democracy. Think about that. They're saying, "You Trumpsters are a threat to democracy." The woke radicals also tell us ad nauseam that America is systemically racist. Trump knows this is deadly nonsense, and he says so. This charge of systemic racism bounces off Trump because he has no white guilt, or any guilt for that matter. Trump tells his supporters what they already know: They are not racist and they do not have white privilege. The woke radicals shut up those who disagree. Trump will not be shut up. If they manage to put him in jail, he will still roar like a lion. 

Where we went wrong with the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, April 10, 2024


"Last year, I had a life-changing experience at 90 years old. I went to space, after decades of playing an iconic science-fiction character who was exploring the universe. I thought I would experience a deep connection with the immensity around us, a deep call for endless exploration.
I was absolutely wrong. The strongest feeling, that dominated everything else by far, was the deepest grief that I had ever experienced.
I understood, in the clearest possible way, that we were living on a tiny oasis of life, surrounded by an immensity of death. I didn't see infinite possibilities of worlds to explore, adventures to have, or living creatures to connect with. I saw the deepest darkness I could have ever imagined, contrasting so starkly with the welcoming warmth of our nurturing home planet.
This was an immensely powerful awakening for me. It filled me with sadness. I realized that we had spent decades, if not centuries, being obsessed with looking away, with looking outside. I did my share in popularizing the idea that space was the final frontier. But I had to get to space to understand that Earth is and will stay our only home. And that we have been ravaging it, relentlessly, making it uninhabitable."
~ William Shatner

Liberal College Student Has Advice For Elon Musk

Friday, April 5, 2024

Why is Biden going back on Israel?

America's on the Verge of WW3

America’s Debt “Death Spiral” Gives Us $1 Trillion Reasons To Act Now

With Rising Debt, the U.S. Federal Government Is in Bad Company

Fwd: Even Trudeau in Canada changing tune on immigration

Trudeau said temporary immigrants now make up 7.5% of the population, up from 2% in 2017, adding that they need to get the numbers "back under control."

"We want to get those numbers down," he said. "It's a responsible approach to immigration that continues on our permanent residents, as we have, but also hold the line a little more on the temporary immigration that has caused so much pressure in our communities."

The influx of immigrants into Canada since the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a dire crunch in several areas and has also led to increased rent prices and a strain on the health care system. 

"One of the reasons why we got here in the first place was that (provincial and federal) governments just didn't want to touch this issue out of a fear of looking xenophobic," Mike Moffatt, founding director of the Place Centre, told Reuters in February.

The publication said Canadian citizens supported immigration at a historically high level in 2020, which has since fallen to a three-

Trudeau's shift toward current public opinion on immigration also comes after his challenger, Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre, has taken a big lead in many opinion polls in the country.

Amid migrant surge, Canada's Trudeau says immigration there needs to be brought 'under control' | Fox News

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Talking to an anti COVID vaccine person

>I got mine almost right out of the gate, was sick for a little over a week and
>have been fine since, No vaccines just natural immunity. I don't have any
>comorbidities other than being an old fart. The Mrs has been vaccinated and
>boosted a couple of times and has gotten it twice. Once pretty bad. Screw that

I went for four years without getting COVID until the JN1 variant had a
different enough spike protein to have vaccine escape. I see no reason to say
screw the vaccine. I've seen the data that during the height of COVID, the
unvaccinated had several times the overall death rate.

I have a long history of respiratory illnesses, so the vaccine is likely
something that I needed.

After a doctor said that I was past COVID-19, I developed post-COVID bronchitis
that refuses to go away. This is what I am trying to get over.

>I see every reason to say "screw the vaccine"
>1.They knew out the gate that it would not prevent catching the virus.
>2. They knew out the gate it would not prevent the spread.
>3. They knew out the gate of the potential for respiratory and cardiac issues.
>4. They doctored virtually every statistical/numerical issue related to Covid
>with the end result that we as a people are completely in the dark as to what
>the fuck is going on. 
>5. They restricted access to any known effective
>medicines. I could continue the list probably to at least 20-30. I think the
>whole purpose was to get the people to accept being guinea pigs for the MRNA
>experimental gene therapy

I have tried where possible to look at the scientific studies regarding this

Your "out of the gate" points are incorrect.  It is true as the disease mutated
the vaccines were less effective, but they were still better than nothing.

The initial trial showed that the vaccine was over 90% effective at preventing
the disease and hospitalization.  However, in getting the Emergency Use
Authorization they did not have time to test if the vaccine stopped the spread
of the disease. An official from Pfizer admitted this to the congress of the
European Union, and the anti-vax conspiracy theorists ran with this and claimed
that this proved that the vaccine didn't stop the spread of the disease.
However, that doesn't mean those studies weren't done later, and I have read at
least a couple of studies that showed that the vaccine helped stop the spread of
the disease.

I would like to send you a link that shows that the overall death rate was
several times higher among the unvaccinated.

Best wishes,

>You and I have different news sources,,, I still trust mine and do not trust
>yours'. It might be different if they hadn't lied to us continuously throughout
>the whole damn process. There are admittedly numerous "studies" and "papers",,,
>but how many are 100% independent??? which they would have to be for me to
>consider them to be even worth considering

I don't believe that we have been lied to the whole time.  We started with
incomplete information and information evolved as circumstances and our
understanding changed.

I think that scientific papers are trustworthy.  If you can't trust scientific
papers then who can you trust?

It has been my observation that the anti-vax people are mostly conspiracy
theorists. I think that they do themselves a disservice because they will be
vulnerable to preventable diseases.

My cousin refused to take the vaccine and died from COVID.  She regretted not
taking the vaccine.  My sister is a physician who had patients who refused to
take the vaccine and died.

Some people will be healthier than others and perhaps will be fine.  

Best Wishes,

John Coffey

How World War II Began

If, like me, you are interested in history, this video is a very good description of all the events that led up to World War II.

I was glad to see this because I have seen several videos from "Zoomer historian" who is a bit of a Hitler apologist.  He claims that World War II started when England and France declared war on Germany, but history claims that it was when Hitler invaded Poland.  France and England had promised to help protect Poland, so after Germany invaded, they gave Germany an ultimatum to withdraw which Hitler ignored.

"Zoomer historian" also claims that Churchhill was a warmonger, that Hitler didn't want war with England or the Soviet Union, and that Hitler made multiple peace offerings to England after he invaded Poland which the British ignored.

The history is complicated.  There is a big difference between what Hitler said publically and what he said privately.

Germany might have had a historic claim to Austria, which was ethically mostly German.  Austria didn't offer much resistance and the Austrian people cheered Hitler's invasion.  Had Hitler stopped with Austria he might have become a historical footnote.

However, Germany then invaded Czechoslovakia.  Hitler claimed that he only wanted a small part to protect ethnic Germans in Czechoslovakia, but he took the whole country anyway.

Had Hitler stopped there he could still have had peace.  Some countries, like the old Soviet Union or China, are smart in how they do this; they will invade one country and then wait decades for things to settle down to invade the next. 

As "Zoomer historian" points out, Hitler claimed that he only wanted a tiny part of Poland that was ethnically German.  However, once again he took the entire country and World War II began.

Friday, March 29, 2024

The Biggest Conspiracy Theory Of All

I heard this on the radio.  I'm very impressed.

Hitler used conspiracy theories to gain power.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Nicole Shanahan - Google Search

Angry about Trump vs. Biden? Blame Garland, Bragg and Cannon | The Hill

According to the Brian Kilmeade show, President Biden expressed frustration with Merrick Garland because Trump isn't convicted already.

"But it should not be this way. Donald Trump could have been knocked out of the race a long time ago, if not for the political incompetence, venality, and ignorance of Merrick Garland, Alvin Bragg, and Aileen Cannon. If these three stooges of jurisprudence had acted competently and ethically, Trump would be out and Biden with him. "

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

The Mission to Bankrupt Trump Continues

The only bloodbath in America right now is the bowels of liberal hypocrisy splattered all over social media

And I genuinely hoped liberal media and politicians had learned their lesson from the Trump presidency and would deal with him differently this time around now that he's won the GOP presidential nomination again.

As comedian Chris Rock told me, the day after Trump's win in 2016, when I asked him why he thought the real estate tycoon had triumphed: "If someone's murdered eight people, don't go around saying they've murdered nine."

In other words, judge Trump accurately and fairly, or deploy absurdly disingenuous exaggeration and surrender the high moral ground.

Regretfully, they haven't.

Speaking in Ohio on Saturday, Trump said if he's re-elected president, he intends to slap a 100% tariff on Chinese cars being manufactured in Mexico and imported into the US.

And he warned: "Now if I don't get elected, it's gonna be a bloodbath for the whole, that's gonna be the least of it, it's gonna be a bloodbath for the country, that'll be the least of it."

I watched the whole extended clip several times so I could assess what Trump meant, and there's absolutely no doubt that he was referring to a bloodbath in America's auto industry.

That was the context of his comment, not anyone being killed.

And the media, and his political opponents, knew it.

But that didn't stop them from instantly pretending he'd meant there would be an actual violent bloodbath of people if he wasn't re-elected.

The Biden-Harris campaign issued a statement, branding Trump a "loser who gets beat by over 7 million votes and then instead of appealing to a wider mainstream audience, doubles down on his threats of political violence. He wants another January 6

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Why McDonald's Defeated The Soviet Union

The Dangers of Middle East Conflict #shorts

The Older I Get The More Progressive I Become

Conservatives are not assholes. The left portrays the right in a way that is not consistent with reality.

Conservatives are the most accepting people. It is the left that wants to divide people by race.

The left wants to force us to believe that a man can become a woman. This is simply not true. Rejecting on obvious falsehood is not hatred or bigotry.

The economy was much better under Trump than Biden. It got derailed by COVID, but the left has been no better than the right on COVID.

Nixon Warns of the Power of Media

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Nixon Describes Russians and Americans (Applies Today)

Is Health Insurance A Scam?

Is It Difficult To Trust The United States?

Richard Nixon: THIS Is What Makes Good Foreign Policy

Was John Cena really naked during Oscars 2024 skit?

Jake Lloyd's mother tells her son's story and what's to blame for his fall

DEI killed the CHIPS Act

Commentators have noted that CHIPS and Science Act money has been sluggish. What they haven't noticed is that it's because the CHIPS Act is so loaded with DEI pork that it can't move.

The law contains 19 sections aimed at helping minority groups, including one creating a Chief Diversity Officer at the National Science Foundation, and several prioritizing scientific cooperation with what it calls "minority-serving institutions." A section called "Opportunity and Inclusion" instructs the Department of Commerce to work with minority-owned businesses and make sure chipmakers "increase the participation of economically disadvantaged individuals in the semiconductor workforce."

The department interprets that as license to diversify. Its factsheet asserts that diversity is "critical to strengthening the U.S. semiconductor ecosystem," adding, "Critically, this must include significant investments to create opportunities for Americans from historically underserved communities."

The department does not call speed critical, even though the impetus for the CHIPS Act is that 90 percent of the world's advanced microchips are made in Taiwan, which China is preparing to annex by 2027, maybe even 2025.

Handouts abound. There's plenty for the left—requirements that chipmakers submit detailed plans to educate, employ, and train lots of women and people of color, as well as "justice-involved individuals," more commonly known as ex-cons. There's plenty for the right—veterans and members of rural communities find their way into the typical DEI definition of minorities. There's even plenty for the planet: Arizona Democrats just bragged they've won $15 million in CHIPS funding for an ASU project fighting climate change.

That project is going better for Arizona than the actual chips part of the CHIPS Act. Because equity is so critical, the makers of humanity's most complex technology must rely on local labor and apprentices from all those underrepresented groups, as TSMC discovered to its dismay.

Tired of delays at its first fab, the company flew in 500 employees from Taiwan. This angered local workers, since the implication was that they weren't skilled enough. With CHIPS grants at risk, TSMC caved in December, agreeing to rely on those workers and invest more in training them. A month later, it postponed its second Arizona fab.

The Truth about Saturated Fat | New Narrative Review

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Old HVAC industry practices are holding us back and costing us money. But we can fix it.

Roku's Ransom: Agree to Forced Arbitration or Lose Your TV!

The Philippines Just HUMILIATED China

2024 Election Map Based On Newest Poll From ALL 50 STATES!

The Downfall of Streaming TV | The Bubble has Burst

RFK Jr.: How I See The State Of Our Union

He is not wrong about the decline of the United States, but he doesn't make clear what kind of government he stands for.  It seems likely that he is a big government politician.

He is not wrong about the decline of the United States, but he doesn't make clear what kind of government he stands for.  It seems likely that he is a big government politician.

Friday, March 8, 2024

Stephen Hicks: How Failed Marxist Predictions Led to the Postmodern Left

This is a lengthy video.  It makes the point that the early Marxists believed that their theories were scientific and that they could predict the future.   

However, when all the Marxist predictions failed to come true, and following the revelations about cruelty and death in the Soviet Union, the Marxists went back to the drawing board.  They concluded that facts don't matter.  They concluded that results don't matter.  They decided that only political victory mattered.

This conclusion seems like Cognitive Dissonance.   Why wouldn't results matter?  They must think that a free market is so unfair and so unjust that it would be better to adopt a worse system in the name of fairness.  Marxists don't want you to do better, because you won't under their policies.  They want to punish the wealthy.  

One Marxist told me that it is all about who is in charge; they want the people to be in charge.  Funny, I thought that this is the political system that we live in.  The reality is that Marxist governments only exist through force and without exception turn into tyrannical dictatorships.  So much for the people being in charge.

Marxists want group ownership of the means of production.  We sort of have that now.  My retirement fund is invested in hundreds of companies, and so is yours.

If people were perfectly happy, they would not need politics.  However, people are never happy.  It is the nature of human beings to be unhappy about something.  People want the government to fix their miserable lives, but the government can't really do that.  We will never have enough money, and if we try to adopt exorbitant taxes then we will kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.   Politicians will promise people the moon, but they can't deliver and never do.

It appears that Alexander Tyler was right when he said, "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury."  So what can we do about this?  I think that it would be good to have Constitutional restraints on federal spedning.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Lady Liberty SURE got EFF'D Today

Years ago, Matt Jarbo was a controversial figure because he flagged some other YouTubers for copyright violation, which is a no-no among YouTubers.   Back when everybody wanted him kicked off YouTube, I defended him.  I said that I didn't care about all the drama because I enjoyed his videos.

He was once my favorite YouTuber because he used to make short 10-minute videos about entertainment.  However, he has turned into this late-night foul-mouthed political streamer.  His videos are too long, too late, and too far left for me to watch anymore.  I assume that he has turned into this shock jock because it attracts an audience.

Somewhere in this video, he says that Trump supporters like getting screwed in the rear because that is the only way they can get it up.

He makes similar comments about Matt Walsh:  

Apparently, he deleted my comment where I talked about Trump Derangement Syndrome and I said that I can no longer support him.

Bidenomics is Working 😂!!

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