Friday, September 07, 2012

Police Brutality: "If You See Something, Film Something"

I have had enough personal experiences with criminals who have infiltrated police departments to have trouble believing that criminals in uniform aren't far too common.

I would not be excused for such violence if I claimed I was stressed. Why should they? They should be treated by police and the courts like the criminals they are.

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Of Course the NAZIs were Socialists

For some reason most people think the Nazis were some particularly awful group of right wingers. I've never understood why the National Socialist German Workers' Party wasn't properly thought of as left wing. Not so far left as, say the USSR, but over there.

National Socialists like the Nazis, the Italians under Mussolini, Spain under Franco, Argentina under the Perons, and some might dare claim the US Government of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, were quite different from each other, devoted to developing their own socialism peculiarly appropriate to the national culture. The International socialists wanted a global system.

People dispute the idea of their even being socialists, suggesting that the name was some sort of scam.

Here are some excerpts from the Nazi Party program, as presented by the Avalon Project at Yale Law School:
11. That all unearned income, and all income that does not arise from work, be abolished.

12. Since every war imposes on the people fearful sacrifices in blood and treasure, all personal profit arising from the war must be regarded as treason to the people We therefore demand the total confiscation of all war profits.

13. We demand the nationalization of all trusts.

14. We demand profit-sharing in large industries.

15. We demand a generous increase in old-age pensions.

16. We demand the creation and maintenance of a sound middle-class, the immediate communalization of large stores which will be rented cheaply to small tradespeople, and the strongest consideration must be given to ensure that small traders shall deliver the supplies needed by the State, the provinces and municipalities.

17. We demand an agrarian reform in accordance with our national requirements, and the enactment of a law to expropriate the owners without compensation of any land needed for the common purpose. The abolition of ground rents, and the prohibition of all speculation in land.

18. We demand that ruthless war be waged against those who work to the injury of the common welfare. Traitors, usurers, profiteers, etc., are to be punished with death, regardless of creed or race.

20. In order to make it possible for every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education, and thus the opportunity to reach into positions of leadership, the State must assume the responsibility of organizing thoroughly the entire cultural system of the people .

24.... The convinced that a lasting recovery of our folk can only come about from within on the principle:

Left unexplained, as lefties frequently do, is just how the common good can be separated from the good of the individuals who make up the commune.

Right wing? Sure, to a communist.

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Democrats: Let's Ban Corporate Profits!

I don't think Harry Truman would agree:

OK, there are a lot of conventioneers to choose from, but these folks are about as bright as bacteria.

Of course, bacteria can kill you.

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Did the Democratic Delegates Boo God and Jerusalem?

Or were they just mad that the Chairman pretended that the vote, to reinsert God and acknowledge Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel, into the Democratic Party platform was in the affirmative?

Pretty clearly the motion failed to get the two thirds required, but he declared otherwise:

I wonder how the Republicans will use this in TV ads.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2012


I shot this a while back in the front yard:

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The Ping Pong Ball Goes to Sea

Who knows if it is leaving or just out for a swim? Anyway, it was in front of the house this morning, way in front of the house, of course, but away from it's usual resting place at Ford island.

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Monday, September 03, 2012

You're racist!

I find the best response to ridiculous charges of racism is to laugh out load, clap my hands a few times, and thank the accuser for publicly admitting s/he has nothing substantive with which to rebut anything I said, and therefor must try to shut down the conversation before anyone notices.

"You're racist!" actually means "I admit that I lose!" Such people should be immediately thanked. It drives them nuts, though, so be prepared to receive a violent assault.

Michelle Malkin has a dictionary of "code words" which really get the accusations going strong.