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Apr 05 2024

Biden Moves to Immortalize Federal Bureaucracy

The choice is stark: we can drain the Swamp, like Javier Milei is doing in Argentina, or we can succumb to societal collapse, like Canada appears likely to do under Justin Trudeau. Only by purging the legions of pernicious federal bureauweenies who are smothering our liberties and bleeding the country dry can we prevent these parasites from killing their host. Donald Trump may be the man for the job. Democrats are worried enough to take steps to stop him:

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) finalized a rule that protects employees in the civil service by preventing the removal of their status and protections involuntarily, according to a press release. Under the new rule, an administration wishing to shift federal employees to a new category making them easier to fire would have to go through an elongated process, a move meant to be more time-consuming for a future president, Politico reported.

Democrats must not have total faith in the ability of the media assisted by election fraud to keep Biden in power. This is all about setting up roadblocks for Trump:

The rule is widely viewed as a response to an executive order signed in 2020 by former President Donald Trump, Politico reported. The executive order targeted federal workers, removing protections from some employees and make it easier for the president to hire and fire them.

Nothing about draining the Swamp is going to be easy. Fortunately, the liberal establishment has gone out of its way to motivate Trump by antagonizing him to the best of its ability.

On tips from Bluto and MrRightWingDave.

Feb 16 2024

Tennessee Bill Would Ban Sale of Cold Beer

If it is worth having, Big Government will try to take it from you. This includes even cold beer. Looking what’s coming in Tennessee:

The bill, SB 2636, aims to prohibit a beer permittee from selling, at retail, refrigerated or cold beer.

It was introduced on Jan. 31 in the House and Senate. So far, it’s passed on first and second consideration in the Senate and has been referred to the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

Once they take cold beer away from us, it’s game over. They will know there is nothing we will defend.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jan 24 2024

Watch Federal Agents Master Turnstile

You can see why the federal government needs a new FBI headquarters twice the size of the Pentagon. There are a whole lot of federal agents out there. Watch as some attempt to master the turnstile:

On a tip from WDS 2.0.

Jan 21 2024

How to Distinguish Federal Agents From Patriots

As election season gets underway and Democrats become increasingly desperate to hold on to power, expect more false flag operations along the lines of the FBI’s Gauleiter Gretchen kidnapping plot and the shenanigans the Lincoln Project pulled against Glenn Youngkin in Virginia. If all goes according to plan, Dems will be able to provoke a handful of right-wingers to behave like mostly peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters, as on January 6; then they can respond with martial law.

We need to be able to distinguish Deep State agents from actual Americans. This video of the alleged “white supremacists” of Patriot Front is instructional:

The license plates aren’t the only clue that these may be feds. Old Glory represents not so much the American government as America itself. That’s why patriots treat the flag with reverence, whereas Democrats are liable to contemptuously toss it top-down into the back of a truck, so that it can get filthy lying in the bed.

As with the Virginia Tikigate fiasco, the khakis are another clue. So are the BLM-style covered faces, possibly intended to look sinister for use in Biden campaign ads.

On a tip from WDS 2.0.

Dec 22 2023

The Purpose of the Department of the Interior

Despite appearances, federal departments all serve a purpose. The primary purpose of each is the same: to push leftist ideology. Among the most prominent aspects of this ideology is the glorification of sexual deviancy. Consequently, at the Department of the Interior,

According to documents published on X by the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project, the department sent out guidelines establishing “gender identity” as a protected class under its federal policy. “Gender identity,” according to the Interior Department, is defined as “an individual’s internal sense of being male, female, another gender, no gender, of multiple genders, or fluid in gender.” …

The transgender policy deployed by Interior leadership in September urges employees to “use gender-neutral language in broad communications to avoid assumptions about gender identity.” Examples of “pronouns,” according to the policy, are “they, them, theirs, ze/hir/hirs, ze/zir/zirs, xe/xem/xyrs.” Bathroom use is up to personal discretion, it says, and those who refuse to abide by departmental policies are warned of retribution for “unlawful discrimination.”

That is, women had better not object to cross-dressing men invading their restroom.

Rejecting objective reality as required to support liberal ideology is mandatory:

“Repeated, intentional refusal to use the employee’s affirming name/gender/pronouns, and/or repeated reference to the employee’s dead name/gender/pronouns by supervisors/managers, or coworkers is contrary to the goal of treating all employees with dignity and respect,” the policy states. “Such intentional conduct could constitute unlawful discrimination.”

Skilled bureauweenies are able to keep a straight face while applying terms like “dignity and respect” to men who show up for work dressed up as grotesque parodies of women.

Regulations that do not promote the agenda are vestigial remnants of a time when the government could be said to represent the American people rather than the liberal establishment. Such regulations are ignored:

Employees with the National Park Service (NPS) apparently violated the agency dress code during an LGBT “pride” celebration this summer when staff held a parade at Yosemite National Park featuring celebrity environmentalist drag queen Pattie Gonia. While the NPS uniform code expressly prohibits employee participation in demonstrations or public events “wherein the wearing of the uniform could be construed as agency support for a particular issue, position, or political party,” staff draped their uniforms in activist apparel anyway.

In the interests of efficiency, the federal government could consolidate all it myriad departments into three: the Department of Sexual Depravity, the Department of the Global Warming Hoax, and the Department of Punishing Thoughtcrime. However, for Democrats, inefficiency is not a bug but a feature; it justifies more government spending.

On a tip from Barry A.

Dec 19 2023

Pete Buttigieg Loots Southwest Airlines

It may be hard to feel sorry for Southwest Airlines after it obsequiously caved to the newest Cultural Marxist crybully contingent at the expense of normal passengers. But this is tyranny:

Southwest Airlines has been hit with a $140 million civil penalty for its December 2022 service disruptions, the Department of Transportation said Monday.

As if Southwest hasn’t suffered enough:

Southwest is still reeling from last year’s debacle that cost nearly $1.2 billion between the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first two months of 2023.

Pete Buttigieg, who was appointed Transportation Secretary as a reward for being noisily homosexual, decided to hurt the company some more. He barks:

“Today’s action sets a new precedent and sends a clear message: If airlines fail their passengers, we will use the full extent of our authority to hold them accountable.”

Translation: If you incur our wrath for whatever reason — or if we find it expedient to make an example out of you — we will hurt you bad.

The Federal Behemoth grabs still more of other people’s money:

The fine includes a $35 million payment directly to the government…

That should cover about 30 seconds of interest on the national debt.

Southwest has already paid more than $600 million in refunds and reimbursements to affected travelers and is expected to pay $750 million in compensatory damages.

Whatever lesson could be learned has been learned. But teaching it some more provides Big Government an opportunity to flex its growing muscles.

Southwest’s crime:

The airline had canceled nearly 17,000 flights scheduled between Dec. 21 and Dec. 29, affecting nearly 2 million customers, as a winter storm halted operations across major airports, overwhelming its scheduling crew.

Southwest had already taken steps to prevent it from happening again. But when they are down is a convenient time to kick people.

Identity politics has worked out well for Pete Buttigieg. Just a few years ago, he was the mediocre mayor of a minor city. Now he is unelected judge, jury, and executioner. Other airlines had better be very nice to Mayor Pete.

On a tip from Franco.

Oct 05 2023

Subsidized Amtrak Enriches Those Who Run It

You don’t want government running anything it doesn’t have to run, because it is based on coercion rather than performance and is therefore inherently corrupt and inefficient. Bureaucrats can keep a government-owned business alive indefinitely with subsidies, but its only real purpose will be to facilitate the transfer of our wealth to the parasites who rule over us. Consider Amtrak:

The rail company paid its 19,000 employees an average salary of $121,000 for fiscal year 2022, with the exact numbers being hidden by Amtrak through its use of an exemption to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The exemption permits the government to withhold information on personal privacy grounds, while top executives whose salaries were reported made between $504,000 and $780,000, according to Open The Books, citing payroll data acquired through FOIA requests.

Since its establishment in 1971, Amtrak has never turned a profit and predicts that it will continue to lose roughly $1 billion per year, leaving taxpayers to cover most of its losses, according to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

From our rulers’ point of view, Amtrak is a booming success. It serves as a firehose that blasts other people’s money at the people who run it, who are too incompetent to operate a business that would survive in the public sector.

On a tip from R F.

Sep 21 2023

Biden Decrees Climate Corps

You’ve heard of Hitlerjugend. Introducing Klimajugend:

After being thwarted by Congress, President Joe Biden will use his executive authority to create a New Deal-style American Climate Corps…

In an announcement Wednesday, the White House said the program will employ about 20,000 young adults…

Being a federal program, it will grow exponentially from there.

The climate corps had been proposed in early versions of the sweeping climate law approved last year but was jettisoned amid strong opposition from Republicans and concerns about cost.

Not even the inflationary Inflation Reduction Act was a big enough blowout of wasteful spending to include the Climate Corps.

According to the Constitution, Congress has responsibility for public spending. Yet the Climate Corps was imposed by executive decree. Lacking the votes to pass it, leftist Democrats step forward afterward to place their stamp of approval. That task is accomplished here by the Senate Majority Leader, flanked on either side by communists:

Here’s why Democrats call their agenda the Green New Deal:

The program is modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps, created in the 1930s by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Democrat, as part of the New Deal.

The pretext for Roosevelt’s massive expansion of the federal government was the Great Depression, which it prolonged. To recreate the FDR Big Government glory days is the objective of Bidenomics.

The explicit purpose of the Climate Corps is to “fight climate change” and “support environmental justice.” There is zero chance this make-work patronage program will prevent the climate from fluctuating as it always has, but inflicting environmental justice — defined as racial favoritism in the name of the global warming hoax — is a likely application.

On tips from ABC of the ANC, Mr. Freemarket, Wiggins, and Anonymous.

Sep 15 2023

Biden Spends Antiterrorism Funds to Transsexualize Children

Statists love terrorism for the same reason they love disease; anything can be justified in the name of fighting either. Following upon the many outrages inflicted through Covid tyranny, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham attacked the Second Amendment in the name of public health. As for terrorism, it can be defined as “anything our rulers don’t like.” Parents speaking out against leftist indoctrination at schoolboard meetings is one example. Children not having been sufficiently indoctrinated in LGBTism is another. So the Department of Homeland Security gave a $530,000 anti-terrorism grant to LGBT militants who groom small children:

The grant was part of the DHS’ Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program, which aims to provide “funding for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, nonprofits… and institutions of higher education with funds to establish or enhance capabilities to prevent targeted violence and terrorism.”

Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) describes itself on its website as an organization that “supports and empowers LGBTQ youth ages 6-24.” The Washington D.C.-based group also says that it is “committed to social change,” elaborating that it “builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.”

As usual with LGBTism, sexual perversion is only the tip of an iceberg of moonbattery.

Ben Johnson stated that SMYAL also openly advocates for other far-left political positions. “The manifesto of its school-based group—which is based on the Black Panthers—calls for the ‘abolition’ of the police, the erasure of the U.S. border, and the ‘reclamation’ of all ‘stolen lands’ by Indigenous people,” he noted.

That’s why SMYAL gets your money. Meanwhile, the open border they advocate for guarantees that if Islamic terrorists get bored sitting back and watching us destroy ourselves, the next 9/11 will be a cinch to pull off.

Johnson wrote that SMYAL “distributes condoms” to children and “gives LGBTQ adults access to children without parental supervision.”

These adults “serve their community as role models, leaders, and trusted friends by distributing condoms and safer-sex information” per SMYAL’s latest tax filings.

Deviant degenerates grooming children is what passes for “homeland security” under liberal rule.

This is why we should never turn over more power or money to government than necessary. No matter how righteous the ostensible cause, Big Government will pursue its own objectives, not ours.

On a tip from MrRightWingDave.

Sep 11 2023

US Marshals Downplayed Threat to Justices

Even the US Marshals Service appears to have been tainted by the politicization/weaponization of the federal government:

In a newly uncovered email sent weeks after an assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Marshals Service said it was “unaware” of “targeted” threats to Supreme Court justices.

The Marshals Service sent the internal email on June 23, 2022, the day before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project obtained the email. Kavanaugh was one of the six-justice majority who voted in favor of overturning Roe.

At the time, conservative justices’ homes were under siege by leftist goons. Their addresses had been posted online.

An attempt on Kavanaugh’s life was made by a moonbat from California named Nicholas Roske on June 8:

His online communications and own words to police clearly indicate that the then-pending abortion decision was the main motive in Roske’s failed attempt on Kavanaugh’s life.

Here’s why the Marshals Service would downplay the assassination threat to conservative justices.

The Marshals Service is an agency of the Department of Justice.

The DoJ is headed by Merrick Garland, a conspicuously unprincipled tyrant who has been compared to the USSR’s Felix Dzerzhinsky, and who Obama tried to place on the Supreme Court.

Lucky for the unborn and for the Constitution that the six sane justices don’t scare easily.

On a tip from MrRightWingDave.

Sep 10 2023

US Government Moves to Hire More Criminals

The federal government can hardly be expected to impose the will of a morally degenerate ruling class without employing criminals. That’s why it passed the Fair Chance Act:

In an effort to promote fairness and inclusivity in federal hiring practices, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced its final regulations to implement the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019, commonly known as the Fair Chance Act. These regulations mark a milestone in ensuring that individuals with criminal history records are provided a fair opportunity to compete for employment within the federal government and its contractor organizations.

The word “fair” in the US Government context usually refers to preferences for favored groups.

The Fair Chance Act, enacted in 2019, laid the foundation for these regulations by prohibiting federal agencies and contractors from requesting an applicant’s criminal history information until a conditional offer of employment has been made. The Fair Chance Act expands upon the existing “Ban the Box” rule, implemented in 2016. The intent behind this law is clear – every applicant deserves a fair chance at employment, and the qualifications, skills, and willingness to serve the American public should be the primary criteria as federal agencies and contractors make employment decisions.

The primary qualifications for federal jobs are commitment to leftist orthodoxy, contempt for the US Constitution, and membership in preferred identity groups.

Under the Fair Chance Act,

Criminal history information cannot be requested or assessed until after a conditional offer of employment is made unless mandated by law.

Believe it or not, this is from Forbes, not an official government press release:

OPM’s final regulations on criminal history disclosure represent a step toward creating a more inclusive federal workforce.

The primary task of the federal government is to steal from some to buy votes from others. How is it supposed to accomplish this without employing criminals?

On a tip from Steve T.

Aug 25 2023

CDC Warns Against Kissing Small Turtles

Its response to Covid had some wondering whether the CDC serves any constructive purpose. But if it weren’t for CDC bureauweenies, how would we know not to kiss undersized turtles?

“Turtles with shells less than 4 inches long are a known source of illness,” the CDC’s website warned late last week. …

[T]he CDC warns of a “multistate outbreak” involving 26 individuals who apparently ingested the bacteria after getting too friendly with their turtles. “Don’t kiss or snuggle your turtle, and don’t eat or drink around it,” because infected turtle droppings “can easily spread to their bodies, tank water, and anything in the area where they live and roam.”

Of the 26, nine have been hospitalized and none has died —out of the 1.3 million infections and 26,500 hospitalizations caused by salmonella in the USA each year.

The private market sometimes does foolish things with wealth, but it doesn’t pay people comfortable salaries to tell us not to kiss turtles. That’s why we need Big Government.

On a tip from R F.

Aug 12 2023

Open Thread

That government is best which governs least. - Henry David Thoreau

May 19 2023

Open Thread

Anyone who's ever filed a tax return or visited the Department of Motor Vehicles understands that government does two things well: spend our money and waste our time. - Edwin Feulner


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