LIBERALS, LIKE A SWARM OF LOCUST…

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As liberals flee the respective messes that they themselves helped to create, the net result has been that three Democrat-leaning states have hemorrhaged hundreds of thousands of people in 2016 and 2017 because crime and high taxes had residents seeking greener pastures elsewhere.  And it’s these locusts set loose upon our nation that upon arrival at their chosen destination soon set about turning those red states they settle in, blue.  These liberals never learn. They destroy their liberal Blue states and then move on to various Red states and proceed to destroy them.

The exodus of residents was most pronounced in New York, which saw about 190,000 people leave the state between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, that according to the U.S. Census Bureau data released just last week.  New York’s domestic out-migration during that time period was about the same as it was in the same time 2015 and 2016. Since 2010, the state’s outflow of just over 1 million residents has exceeded that of every other state, both in absolute terms and as a share of population, according to some ‘free-market’ think tank that calls itself the Empire Center.

And yet despite the massive domestic out-migration flow, New York’s net population actually grew slightly, largely due to high levels of international immigration and a so-called “natural increase” — that being the difference between births and deaths in a given year.  New York’s net migration was about minus 60,000 residents, but the state had 73,000 more births than deaths, resulting in a net population growth of about 13,000.  A onetime New York resident myself, it was upon retirement from the military that there was simply no way I was going back to New York.

Illinois, on the other hand, has not been so fortunate. Long-beset by twin budget and pension crises and the erosion of its tax base, Illinois lost so many residents that it dropped from the fifth to the sixth-most populous state in 2017.  Just under 115,000 Illinois residents decamped for other states between July 2016 and July 2017.  Since 2010, the Land of Lincoln has lost about 650,000 residents to other states on net, equal to the combined population of the state’s four largest cities other than Chicago, and that would be according to the Illinois Policy Institute.

Illinois’ domestic out-migration problem has become a nightmare for lawmakers, who must find a way to solve the worst pension crisis in the nation as the state’s tax base continues to shrink year after year.  Illinois’ Democrat-dominated legislature has only made a bad situation worse with numerous tax hikes, causing even more people to leave and throwing the state into a demographic death spiral spiral. Illinois experienced a net loss of about 33,000 residents in 2016, the fourth consecutive year of population decline.  And yet leaders refuse to do anything to stop the bleeding.

And it was Orphe Divounguy, someone billed as the ‘chief economist’ with the Illinois Policy Institute, who said, “As people leave the state, they take their pocketbooks with them. That means there are fewer Illinoisans to pay the bills.” He went on to say, “It’s worrying because if you have a declining population and a declining labor force, you will for sure have a further slowdown of economic activity going into 2018.”  I’d like to ask this supposed ‘chief economist’ on what, or who, it is that he places the blame?  His reply would likely be nothing but more liberal drivel.

And it was, of course, California that was the third deep blue state to experience significant domestic out-migration between July 2016 and July 2017, and it couldn’t blame the outflow on retirees searching for a more agreeable climate.  About 138,000 residents left the state during that time period, second only to New York.  However, because California was the top receiving state for international migrants, its net migration was actually 27,000.  Add to that number a “natural increase” of 214,000 people, and California’s population grew by about just over 240,000.

Going forward, one factor that could worsen domestic out-migration from New York, California and Illinois is the newly-enacted tax reform bill, which caps state and local tax (SALT) deductions at $10,000.  The limit on SALT deduction is poised to hit taxpayers harder in those states than it will in just about any other.  According to the Tax Foundation, New York, Illinois and California had three of the five highest tax rates expressed as a percentage of per capita income, with residents paying 12.7 percent, 11 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

Another analogy that would seem to fit whenever discussing Liberalism is that it has come to resemble the very worst form of cancer.  Because it metastasizes out from an initial or primary site to different or secondary sites within the host’s body. Liberalism can also be defined as being the persistence of human beings failing to achieve a certain result, and then once again making the same attempt in another location, expecting there to be a different outcome.  And it’s those who support this failed ideology that now represents the greatest threat we face.

Ultimately it’s these three states that represent the Blue that so many lefties are very proud of, and that is, in reality, responsible for running up all manner of social spending on the backs of those who choose to remain behind.  They hate where they live, so they move to someplace new, infect it with what is their toxic ideology, and demand that the new host change to make it more like the place they just left. They are an infestation of the worst kind.  And while we may welcome them in we must also work to prevent them from turning us into what it was they left behind.

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SHAME ON YOU FOR YOUR WHITE PRIVILEGE…

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I cannot say enough how much I appreciate that those on left, whether they identify as Liberals, Progressives, Democrats, Socialist or even Communists would take the time to come up with a helpful ‘list’ that all of us white folks can use to determine just how truly despicable we all are.  Now of course I’m not serious and this list, called “10 Ways You Can Actively Reject Your White Privilege,” is really pretty humorous.  But while a certain amount of humor can be derived from reading it, it was at the same time that I couldn’t help but wonder what sort of person, or group of people, would take the time to compile such a list.  This list is what follows:

  1. Take up minimal space during anti-racism dialogues and protests.
  2. Stop contributing to gentrification and calling it “urban development.”
  3. Listen when people call you on your microaggressions.
  4. Never invite people of color to the table for the sake of claiming diversity.
  5. Refrain from using your non-white friends as your “urban dictionary.”
  6. Stop lifting up non-confrontational people of color as examples of what POC activism should be.
  7. Call your friends, family and co-workers out on racism – even if a POC isn’t in the room.
  8. Understand that all anti-racism work doesn’t look the same and advocate accordingly.
  9. Realize that all discussions about race aren’t for you. And be okay with it.
  10. Recognize that you’re still racist. No matter what.

While there’s much to laugh about regarding this rather idiotic little list, let’s take the time to make note of a few of the items mentioned.  First, how absolutely ridiculous to tell white people not to physically take up too much space at an anti-racism rally.  Isn’t that fat-shaming overweight white people by telling them they simply aren’t wanted as allies in this ongoing fight?  Also, it’s number that 4 advises us NOT to invite people of color to the table just for the sake of being “diverse”.  But does that same sentiment extend to such things as racial quotas in hiring and university admissions policies?  And if not, why not?

And as we move further down this little set of guidelines for us privileged white folks, it’s when we get to number 5 that things become equally amusing, because it would seem that you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t ask a “person of color” what something confusing means.  God forbid you try to explain it yourself and end up being accused of “whitesplaining.”  But the best one, obviously, is the last.  If you’re a racist no matter what you do or say, then why go to all the effort?  I mean, if there is absolutely nothing I can do to alter the fact that I am racist, then I might as well choose to live with it, not stress about it and maybe even enjoy it.  Right?

Now in an effort to make my own little contribution to the ongoing discussion of white privilege, let me offer up my own personal list which can then be taken however anyone may choose to take it:

  1. Be proud of being white.
  2. Don’t apologize for being white.
  3. Talk to whoever you want whenever you want.
  4. Go where you want. If someone doesn’t like it, too bad.
  5. Don’t use urban slang, it just makes you sound like an uneducated moron.
  6. Continue being proud of being white.
  7. Don’t worry about whitesplaining, that’s just a nonsense word made up by imbeciles.
  8. Microaggressions are a myth created by the lazy and the excuses makers.
  9. Live the best life you can.
  10. Lists like this are racist. Non-whites are racist. And they are crybabies. It’s not your problem, it’s theirs.

And in an effort to get MY list up to 20, I offer up the following items for your consideration as well:

  1. Remind everyone that without white people none of the things they enjoy would be possible: phones, TV, cars, medicine, science, etc., etc.
  2. Become a “regular” dictionary so that your non-white friends have the opportunity to not sound like a moron from the ghetto
  3. Don’t go to any anti-racism dialogue or protest events. Heck they are already fat enough and take up too much space themselves.
  4. Look at someone who says you committed a “microaggression” like a moron…because they are.
  5. Diversity as a goal is stupid, so take the list above’s advice.
  6. Let the ghetto remain the ghetto, stay in the suburbs and build your real estate projects where they will not get looted the next time the non-whites are upset.
  7. If your friends or family say something that may be racist, just continue the conversation. Because really…isn’t everything racist these days anyway.
  8. Continue not giving a flip about conversations on racism, because it is about them not you.
  9. Realize that anti-racism work is useless and is targeted at a non-issue in society. Again, it is about them, not you.
  10. Just live your life, be as nice as you can so that you are not hurting others. And if you do that….it will be about them and not you.

And just out of my own curiosity what percentage of blackness is it, exactly, that permits one to identify as being ‘black’.  As a for instance, Barry “Almighty”, while being 50 percent white is still referred to as being a black man, yet someone like Clarence Thomas, Ben Carson, Tim Scott or Allen West, all of whom are 100 percent black, they are still routinely referred to as either not being black men, or as not being black ‘enough’.  So please excuse my confusion.  We all must know what percentage is required that in turn certifies ones right to refer to oneself as being, ‘black’.  Is there some sort of a test or law that will help us poor white folk?

But to tell you the truth I’m getting more than a little tired of all this idiotic nonsense.  So I have decided to, instead, embrace all of my ‘isms’ and ‘ists’ as well as all my ‘phobias’ and endeavor to turn micro aggressions into macro aggressions.  It is time to push back and push back as hard as I possibly can.  It’s time to start calling all this exactly what it is, pure unmitigated crap.  In the past Americans built on what came before them.  We took the mediocre and we made it better.  We took the good and made it great.  And what we made great we shared with the world.  The leftwing has to tear down everything, and it never builds anything up.

And, as far as I’m concerned, there seems to be very little reason to actually celebrate diversity, at least as it is defined by the left, because it’s rather skewed to say the least.  Because, you see, the left’s definition of diverse is rather one sided in that doesn’t include conservatism or capitalism or right wing politics.  So I say it again, I am tired of the left’s nonsense and therefore I shall enthusiastically embrace my white privilege, I shall practice macro aggressions at every opportunity.  And when they call me some ‘ist’ or ‘phobe’ I shall accept it with a great sense of compliment because they really have no idea what it means.

Personally, it’s to my way of thinking that this whole privilege-by-race-thing is completely ass-backwards.  Because from where I’m standing it’s the blacks who have most, if not all, of the privilege.  They’re the ones who get everything handed to them for ‘free’ with folks like me, an old white guy, being left to pick up the tab for all their freebies.  And all the while being left to cover all of my own expenses.  And does my daughter have white privilege because she needs higher test scores to get into college, or needs to take out more loans than do her black counterparts?   I’ve always said that when I come back I’m coming back black.

CAN WE PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT THE DAMN GORILLA???

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While I suppose some will argue that I’m guilty of perpetuating that which I am now going to complain about, I know of no other way to, at least, try to make my point. You see, over the course of the last 3 days it would seem that the only thing those involved in our state-controlled ‘news’ media have seen fit to want to talk about is this unexpected death of a poor unfortunate gorilla.  I guess it beats talking about any of Hitlery Clinton’s continuing problems or, for that matter, the rapidly escalating black body count taking place there in the ‘Windy City.’

And it was in referring to that growing body county that Newsbusters recently reported that 69 citizens were shot across Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago over the 72 hour period that constituted our Memorial Day weekend.  But apparently none of our broadcast networks thought that sufficiently newsworthy to bother reporting on.  Instead what was seen as being far more important, enough for them to focus in on like a laser on it, was the death of Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla who manhandled — animal-handled? — a toddler who fell into the gorilla habitat.

Harambe was shot on Saturday by the Zoo’s Dangerous Animal Response Team (DART) after it was determined that it was the only way to guarantee the boy’s safety. What has since followed is what has been nothing short of a perfect storm of social media outrage and news media obsession about the regrettable, but necessary, killing.  Things have now gotten so out of hand that the parents have even begun getting death threats.  Look, I’ve never been a big proponent of keeping wild animals locked up in cages, but Im not naïve enough to think that our zoos will be going away anytime soon.

But it getting back to this obsession by our less than stellar state-controlled media, it was noted by Newsbusters how it was that ABC, CBS and NBC spent 54 times more time, or a total of 55 minutes and 7 seconds, on coverage of the Harambe incident (which sounds like something that you might find Jason Bourne embroiled in) than they did on the Chicago shootings, which was 1 minute, 1 second of reportage, which also included multiple deaths.  So congratulations to our news media for keeping us all informed about those things that are truly important!

Here are but a few examples:

ABC anchor Amy Robach announced the “zoo horror” during Good Morning America on Monday while NBC fill-in anchor Thomas Roberts focused on the “fast and furious reactions” to the gorilla’s death during Nightly News that same day.

CBS correspondent Jamie Yuccas described PETA’s statement “saying the gorilla enclosure should have been surrounded by a secondary barrier” and the uproar by animal activists during Weekend News on Sunday.  Anchor Elaine Quijano concluded that segment by commenting on the “terrifying images.”

ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS’ Weekend News split the one minute of coverage about the “weekend of gun violence”; NBC didn’t cover it at all.

So I have to ask, isn’t it time to move on to those things that are far more important? The bottom line here is that this gorilla could have easily killed the boy with one swat.  And let’s be honest, if it was Barry’s kid who had fallen into such a pit and ended up face-to-face with the gorilla, you can be sure that old Harambe would have been dead before he ever hit the ground. I remember the mother with her kid in the backseat who was racing to breach the White House gates with her car back in 2013. They shot her dead. It was swept under the rug and never spoken of again.

Reporting on the number of deaths perpetrated by thugs in the hood is, I suppose, akin to reporting on the fact that the sky is blue.  Liberals care more about animals more than they do people. Why is there no outcry nor as much concern about all the number of black youths that are killed or wounded every single day in Chicago?  Easy, neither those in power, nor in the state-controlled media really care about parasitic, useless and disposable brown skinned denizens in Chicago killing each other in record numbers. Unless of course there’s some political capital to be gained.

Even the White House, who I’m sure, would rather talk about anything other than this fiasco of a presidency, ventured into the gorilla territory with spokesmoron Josh Earnest calling the killing of a gorilla a “tragedy.” While speaking from Air Force One on Wednesday, Earnest said, “There have been people across the country that have their own personal opinion about what may have contributed to what can legitimately be described as a tragedy.”  Earnest added that he was not aware of “any official position that I can articulate from the White House.”

It is after all, as Barry “Almighty” likes to put it, “The new Normal”.  It’s fair to say that in a week or two from now most of the ‘Windy-City’s’ recently murdered will cease to be cared about, much less even thought of, except for friends and family.  However, that rare Gorilla is missed and will continue to be missed because it was truly innocent victim that, apparently, had a purpose. It’s topsy-turvy that an animal should have more clout than a human, but, as they say, ‘dems da breaks’.  So let’s just continue to elect Democrats, as we continue to embrace the suck.