Friday, May 27, 2016

Rules of Conduct

update 3 (2016): another bump in recognition of the Standardization Committee for Unified Management's success in driving off yet another qualified employee.

update 2 (2010): just bumping this because it's so stinking relevant right now...

update 1 (2009): welcome to those of you who are buried by dust or hated by qa :)


Pursuant to Directive 1D/0T of our Eight Epsilon quality prevention system, the Standardization Committee for Unified Management has determined that employees of the Company may be reprimanded for actions including (but not limited to) the following:
  • below-average performance, average performance, and/or above-average performance,
  • not following Instructions, and/or following Instructions,
  • not giving the customer what (s)he requested, and/or giving the customer what (s)he requested,
  • thinking inside the Box, thinking outside the Box, not thinking inside the Box, not thinking outside the Box, and/or thinking whatsoever on Company time,
  • failure to Suck Up.
As a material part of this Agreement, the employee agrees that any and all disputes, claims or controversies arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be determined by final, binding, and possibly confidential, arbitration of the Standardization Committee for Unified Management. By agreeing to submit all disputes, claims and controversies to binding arbitration, the employee expressly waives its rights to have such matters heard by any sensible tribunal. Any award (ha!) or punishment shall be final, binding and conclusive upon the employee, including (but not limited to) the following:
  • forfeiture of all future wages or other compensation,
  • elimination of positive employment references,
  • blacklisting in all relevant professional organizations, and/or
  • general smugness accompanying all future Management dealings with employee.
At Eight Epsilon, our stated values are honesty, integrity, trust, and compassion. We strive to eliminate a positive atmosphere where teamwork, competence, pride, and mutual respect provide an opportunity for all employees to succeed.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Speak Truth To Power

The Witherspoon Institute explains how "tyranny comes disguised as civil rights":
How do you get public opinion on board with an agenda that leads them to deny the reality of their own humanity? There are lots of pieces to this puzzle, including the erosion of social trust, the breakdown of family, social polarization, and growing ignorance of history. But the groundwork has been laid over a long period of time.

First, virtually all outlets of communication had to be on board—Hollywood, academia, the media. Check.

All medical personnel, particularly mental health personnel, had to be “educated” to comply with the transgender program or risk losing their licenses. Check.

The educational establishment had to imbue schoolchildren with the ideology. Check.

Large corporations had to get on board as stakeholders and enforcers. Check.

And, of course, the push to legally de-sex society had to be embedded—Trojan Horse style—within a slightly less alien idea, with the slick slogan “marriage equality.” Check.

Churches had to be brought on board so that even religion became a conduit for anti-truth. Check.

Social, emotional, and economic pressures had to be established to censure anyone who dared to question the wisdom of it all. Check.

Any such person had to be labeled a bigot, a hater, and a non-person. Checkmate.
Please read it all.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

not that they'll listen, but...

...every time some leftist brings up the Koch brothers, remind them of Soros.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

can we be logically consistent?

Elsewhere online, someone speculated that if Caitlyn Jenner should be celebrated for being trans-gendered, then logically Al Jolson should be celebrated for being trans-racial.

Friday, May 13, 2016

a poster that will likely be torn down

update 2: here is more proof of the gaystapo agenda

update 1: one way to fight the pinkshirts


because it speaks truth to power:



inspired by two posts and a comment. based on this image.

Cronies, indeed



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Thursday, May 12, 2016

More on Bernie

One Bernie supporter on Facebook had posted an image about how it was government's job to redistribute wealth. Apparently my refutation of its ill logic was sound enough that the post was deleted. Here is a distillation of the points I made there:

Government has a duty to provide defense. The extent of that defense is debatable (and offense much more debatable), but the role itself is not.

Government has a duty to build infrastructure. The extent of that role is debatable, but the role itself is not.

Government has a duty to uphold justice, and to refute the demands of those who co-opt the word 'justice' for their own corrupt schemes.

Government DOES NOT have a duty to give away freebies to any constituencies. Neither Wall Street nor their Occupiers, neither college students nor corporations, neither poor nor rich nor anyone in between deserve to have government steal from other citizens to satisfy their greed.

It is the role of charity to take care of the least fortunate. Charitable people do this first by taking care of immediate needs (food, medicine, etc.), then ideally by helping the recipient help themselves (job training, eliminating addictions, etc.) Organizations can only remain charitable as far as its members remain charitable, and are as prone to corruption as any other human organization.

Subcontracting the role of charity out to the government does several things:
  • it creates a bureaucracy that - by its very nature - diverts funds from the needy to sustain itself,
  • it makes fraud vastly more easy, by both cheating recipients and corrupt apparatchiks,
  • it removes the personal contact between donor and recpient which might result in a sense of community,
  • it rewards self-destructive behaviors that cause poverty (illegitimacy, drug abuse, etc.), negating any motivation for recipients to change,
  • it gives more-fortunate people a sop to their conscience that they 'are doing something for the poor' without having to sully themselves with actually doing anything for the poor, and
  • it breeds dependence on government, which - because of the money and power it gives them - is government's primary motivation for promoting the welfare state.

Again, I am agreeing that "all those crony capitalist fat cats" are a problem to America, but it's much more a problem of cronyism than of capitalism - as Whitewater and Solyndra demonstrate as well as Enron. Either way, the socialist (i.e. communist) fat cats are far worse. If you look closely, today's welfare state is being pushed by forces just as greedy and power-mad as any robber baron, yet more hypocritical because they pretend to be 'on the side of angels' and fool so many people into trusting a system that is essentially slavery.

Nobody expects the Hispanophobic Inquisition!

The second-most-obvious difference between the anti-communist witch hunt by McCarthy in the 50s and the pro-communist witch hunt by today's SJW industry is that the anti-communists have a sense of decency that can be called upon.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Scandalous!

(found on facebook)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a bar. Donald leans over, and with a smile on his face, says, "Wow, the media is really tearing you apart for 'That Scandal'."
Hillary: "You mean my lying about Benghazi?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean the massive voter fraud?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean my working to make sure that the votes from illegal aliens are counted but votes from members of our military are not?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Using my private email server to hide my activities and make classified material vulnerable to hackers?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Using the Clinton Foundation as a cover for tax evasion, hiring cronies, and taking bribes from foreign countries?
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean the government drones being operated in our own country illegally?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Giving 123 Technologies $300 million dollars, which immediately declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Giving our cronies in Solyndra $500 million dollars, which immediately declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean arming the Muslim Brotherhood and hiring them in the White House?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Hmm, maybe it's the long list of suspicious deaths, including Vince Foster's, surrounding our rise to power?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "An extensive list of shady commodity deals, including Whitewater?"
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "The funding of neonazis in the Ukraine that led to the toppling of the democratically elected president and to the biggest crisis that country has had since WWII?"
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "Turning Libya into chaos?"
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "Leaving four Americans to die in Benghazi and go to sleep?
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "Trashing Mubarak, one of our few Muslim friends?"
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "Being the mastermind of the “Arab Spring” that only brought chaos, death and destruction to the Middle East and North Africa ?
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "The funding and arming of terrorists in Syria, the destruction and destabilization of that nation, giving the order to our lapdogs in Turkey and Saudi Arabia to give sarin gas to the "moderate" terrorists in Syria that they eventually used on civilians, and framed Assad, and had it not been for the Russians and Putin, we would have used that as a pretext to invade Syria, put a puppet in power, steal their natural resources, and leave that country in total chaos, just like we did with Libya?
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "The creation of the biggest refugees crisis since WWII?"
Trump: "No the other one."
Hillary: "Leaving Iraq in chaos?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The DOJ spying on the press?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "You mean HHS Secretary Sibelius shaking down health insurance executives?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The NSA's unconstitutional and widespread monitoring of US citizens?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The State Department interfering with an Inspector General Investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The IRS, Clapper, Holder, and I all lying to Congress?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "Threats to all of Bill's former mistresses to keep them quiet?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "When I stole the White House furniture and silverware when Bill left office?"
Trump: "No, not any of those."
Hillary: "Okay, Donald, I give up. Which scandal?"
Trump: "It's the one where you scandalously insist on wearing unfashionable pantsuits."

Friday, April 29, 2016

Bernie Sanders Hair

Inspired by swschrad's comment at Lileks' Bleat.

With an insincere apology to Kim Carnes, (reference video and lyrics )

His head is spherical,
His lips are chapped and bare,
His hands are always cold,
He got Bernie Sanders hair.
He'll keeps on yelling at you;
They won't let you think twice.
He's like Chernobyl snow,
He got Bernie Sanders hair.

And he'll tease you, he'll unease you,
Give away stuff just to please you.
He's atrocious, and he knows just
How to make America unjust.
He got Josef Stalin underwear,
He's got Bernie Sanders hair.

He'll take away your home
And wages (that ain't right).
He wants to claim the throne,
He got Bernie Sanders hair.
He'll sic the taxman on you,
Roll you like you were dice
Until you come out blue.
He's got Bernie Sanders hair.

He'll bulldoze you, when he throws you
To the street. Like a car he tows you.
He's ferocious and he knows just
How to make our businesses rust.
Everybody knows he's unfair,
He's got Bernie Sanders hair.

And he'll tease you, he'll unease you
Give away stuff tryin' to please you.
He's atrocious, and he knows just
How to make America unjust.
He got Josef Stalin underwear,
He's got Bernie Sanders hair.

He'll tease you.
He'll unease you
Tryin' to please you.
He's got Bernie Sanders hair.
We'll expose him
Cause we know him
And oppose him.
He's got Bernie Sanders hair.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Politically Corrupt

Rephrasing an idea from Russ Vaughn at American Thinker:
If it is immoral or criminal for Christian-owned businesses to deny services based on their fundamental beliefs, isn't it also immoral or criminal for governments to refuse their services to the citizens of those states who protect the religious freedoms of their citizenry? Isn't it also immoral or criminal for LGBT groups - based solely on their belief in Political Correctness - to boycott, threaten, and intimidate Christian-owned businesses? Other than scale, I see little difference.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"Take a long look over the precipice, and consider the alternatives."

Winds Of Change:
"Bill is reminding us of something important here. He's reminding us of what our society - and more, our culture and civilization - has achieved over the millennia."
Read it all.

Friday, April 08, 2016