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Sep 11 2023

Will Mexico Build the Border Wall?

I was wrong. I thought that as Democrats consolidate power, they would be forced to build a border wall to keep us from escaping. This guy says Mexico is building it to keep illegal aliens from going south, as Biden et al. spend us into economic collapse:

Trump did say Mexico would pay for the wall.

File this one under Not Yet but Maybe Soon.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Aug 27 2023

Green Energy Memorial Under Construction

A memorial is needed so that future generations can remember the insane waste of trillions of dollars on green energy boondoggles that will be a major component in America’s downfall. We wouldn’t want whatever civilization replaces us to make the same mistake of giving corrupt profligate fools too much power. Such a memorial is already under construction in Sweetwater, Texas:

About forty miles west of Abilene on Interstate 20, Sweetwater has unwittingly become home to what is possibly the world’s largest collection of unwanted wind turbine blades. When forklifts deposited the first of these in a field behind the apartment complex where Pamala Meyer lives, on the west side of town, in 2017, she wasn’t initially bothered. But then the blades—between 150 and 200 feet in length and mostly made of composite materials such as fiberglass with a binding resin—kept coming. Each was cut into thirds, with each segment longer than a school bus. Thousands arrived over several years, eventually blanketing more than thirty acres, in stacks rising as high as basketball backboards.

Like all problems created by the government, the problem was then made worse by the government:

The Sweetwater piles are also at least partly the indirect result of a rule clarification the Internal Revenue Service issued in 2016. Before then, a wind farm could collect valuable federal tax credits for only its first ten years of operation. But the IRS determined that it would restart the clock on the credits if a wind farm “repowered” its turbines—replacing most of their equipment with newer parts. So, despite the expected two-decade lifespan for turbine blades, wind farms across Texas and other states began replacing many that remained in good shape years early.

At least the incipient mountain range of useless blades provides breeding grounds for the rattlesnakes the town is known for. Since rattlesnakes feed on rats, it’s too bad we can’t move the memorial to the District of Corruption where it belongs.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Aug 26 2023

Biden Unlawful Food Stamp Expansion Drives Up Prices 15%

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Someone pays. When the Biden Regime bypasses Congress to expand food stamps by decree, guess who pays for the bags of Fudge Rounds that 5’3″ 300-pounders put on their EBT cards? You do — not only directly through taxes but also through higher prices:

The Biden administration’s “unlawful food stamp expansion” is driving “massive spikes in grocery prices,” a new government watchdog report finds.

The Foundation for Government Accountability reveals that Biden’s 2021 expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program drove up food prices by over 15%.

“In 2021, the Biden administration rushed through the largest permanent increase in food stamp benefits since the program was created, hiking benefits by an average of 27 percent,” the report stated.

Congress could repeal the expansion, which it never authorized. But as Democrats know, handouts work like a ratchet, moving us ever closer to their objective. Few politicians have the belly to tell moochers they can no longer force their neighbors to pay for their third helping of ice cream. Every step toward Marxism is permanent — at least until the house of cards comes crashing down.

The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the food stamp expansion could cost United States taxpayers more than $1 trillion over the next decade.

Good thing the government has printing presses to pay for all this spending.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Aug 15 2023

Death by Waste on Pretending to Control Weather

Democrats have many ways of attacking America: maligning/erasing our heritage, corrupting youth, displacing the population, corroding morality and religious belief, degrading education, passing off a revolting freak show as our popular culture, et cetera. But the coup de grâce will be delivered through spending.

Spending on housing for the illegal aliens they import is dwarfed by the money poured down Ukraine, which is dwarfed in turn by flagrant waste under the pretense of controlling the weather.

Here’s a relatively inexpensive (at this point) but representatively demented example:

As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) [on August 11] announced up to $1.2 billion to advance the development of two commercial-scale direct air capture facilities in Texas and Louisiana. These projects—the first of this scale in the United States—represent the initial selections from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law-funded Regional Direct Air Capture (DAC) Hubs program, which aims to kickstart a nationwide network of large-scale carbon removal sites to address legacy carbon dioxide pollution and complement rapid emissions reductions.

This is bad news for plants, which rely on the essential nutrient carbon dioxide, a normal and necessary component of our atmosphere that Democrats demonize for strategic reasons.

If there could be a more insane way to waste money even than carbon capture, it could only be climate justice:

For the first time in our nation’s history, the Federal Government has made it a goal that 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution.

How historic. This was written in the Orwellian language Liberalese, so to translate: “disadvantaged” means politically favored; “marginalized” means placed first and foremost; “underserved” means obsequiously catered to at everyone else’s expense; “pollution” largely means the harmless carbon emissions referenced above.

To meet the goal of the Justice40 Initiative, the Administration is transforming hundreds of Federal programs across the government to ensure that disadvantaged communities receive the benefits of new and existing Federal investments…

The federal behemoth is to focus on throwing money we don’t have to the four winds in the name of making the weather nicer for privileged identity groups. Since no amount of wasted money will change the weather, they need never stop wasting until the entire economy collapses into communism per the Cloward-Piven strategy.

Biden recently admitted that the Inflation Reduction Act, which drove up inflation by wasting hundreds of $billions on environmental posturing, was misnamed. But that doesn’t mean the waste will slow down before Democrats and their collaborators have been pried from power.

On tips from Barry A and Chuck A.

Jul 15 2023

Open Thread

Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largesse out of the public treasure. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefit from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always to be followed by a dictatorship, and then a monarchy. - Alexander Fraser Tytler

On a tip from Jester.

Jul 03 2023

Biden Regime Wastes Our Money Pushing LGBTism Abroad

If it enrages you that the federal government confiscates your earnings and devalues your savings through inflation, then spends the money promoting LGBT perversion via public schools and on the White House lawn, do not read the following. You might blow a gasket if you learn how much is spent pushing depravity overseas:

The Biden administration has given nearly $4.6 million to help foreign groups promote LGBT projects like drag shows and pride parades.

For example,

The United States has helped organize pride parades in at least seven different countries, paid for drag queen shows in Ecuador, funded a Polish advocacy group that encourages puberty blockers for children with gender confusion, and sent cash to a Mexican group that markets cross-sex hormones to gender-confused individuals.

Fifty-five nations have been paid by US taxpayers and currency holders to advance the twisted LGBT agenda.

The global funding spree is part of the Biden administration’s larger effort to promote a woke cultural agenda throughout the United States and abroad, even in countries with more traditional social values. In addition to funding LGBT activism across the world, the administration has allocated millions to fight climate change in various countries and teach gender studies in war-torn nations like Iraq. In 2023 alone, American taxpayers have helped foot the bill for Pride Month festivities in Australia, Estonia, Slovenia, and Bosnia.

If we don’t like this sick filth rammed down our throats, imagine how they feel about it in countries where liberalism has not yet corroded traditional values. But at least people in Botswana don’t have to pick up the tab like we do.

“There was a time when America’s most recognizable exports were baseball and apple pie. But now, under the Biden administration, we’re subjecting the rest of the world to drag queens and childhood sex changes,” said Terry Schilling, president of the American Principles Project.

The phrase “ugly American” has unprecedented validity.

This gives an idea of the arrogance with which Democrats waste our money encouraging unhealthy deviant behavior:

In 2022, $32,000 in taxpayer cash was awarded to a group in Peru so it could create an LGBT comic book.

Welcome to the New Imperialism. Old colonialists like the British Empire spread railroads, rule of law, and other blessings of civilization. Today’s moonbat colonialists spread the decay of which they are both cause and symptom.

On a tip from Barry A.

Jun 15 2023

Biden Announces Plan to Build Rail Line Across Indian Ocean

If the election strategy of indicting Trump succeeds, stand by for still higher taxation and inflation. Biden has big plans for your money, including “one of the largest solar plants in the world” for Angola and even a rail line across the 4,700-mile-wide Indian Ocean, starting from the Pacific Ocean. Our ruler explains:

Radically left-wing, profligate, authoritarian, corrupt, and senile. What’s not to like about Joe Biden?

On tips from seaoh, Chris Neilson, Jester, and Wiggins.

May 03 2023

Biden Spends Our Money on Transsexual Pakistani Youth

Meanwhile, as banks continue to collapse under the staggering lunacy of liberal policy, inflation rots away our hard-earned savings, and the national debt skyrockets toward $32 TRILLION, the Biden Regime focuses spending on what is truly essential — like promoting transsexual depravity in Pakistan:

The Biden administration is offering a $500,000 grant to help teach the English language in Pakistan, in part by providing “intensive professional development courses for Pakistani transgender youth.”

Liar to Congress Antony Blinken and his bureaucracy stuffed with liberal cultural imperialists have a problem to fix:

The State Department’s human rights report for Pakistan … notes public venues in Pakistan were less likely to host “transgender events” than “religiously based anti-LGBTQI+ protests.”

Even in Pakistan, transsexual privilege can pay:

The program component that includes a focus on transgender youth accepts proposals from applicants “for a minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $75,000 to implement: (1) intensive professional development courses for Pakistani transgender youth from the ages of 13-25, and (2) and intensive professional development courses for Afghan teachers, students, and young professionals residing in Pakistan.”

The Americans from whom the money is confiscated, mainly through inflation, stand to receive no benefit whatsoever. On the contrary, rubbing LGBTism in the faces of Muslims in the part of the world from which the September 11 attacks were launched is likely to get Americans killed. That’s the price of electing “leadership” that represents liberal ideology, not the American nation.

On a tip from Franco.

Apr 29 2023

Planned Parenthood Given $670.4 Million of Our Money

You can’t say no one benefits from Democrat rule. In fiscal year 2021–2022, the abortion mill Planned Parenthood received $670.4 million in coercive funding from American taxpayers, a large percentage of whom regard the organization as not merely pernicious but satanic.

That is more taxpayer funding than ever before in its history. This is unsurprising, given that we have never been forced to live under an administration that so belligerently disregards the wishes of citizens who are not leftists.

During the same year, Planned Parenthood killed 383,460 babies, its second highest total yet. American taxpayers were forced to pay $1,792 per child’s scalp — or crushed skull, as the case may be.

Compounding the deviltry, much of the money is funneled back into the Democratic Party. Like the green energy industry, Planned Parenthood serves largely to launder taxpayer money for Democrats.

The evil committed by Planned Parenthood doesn’t stop there. It also gives children hormone injections and puberty blockers to prevent their normal development and to set them on course for horrific sex change surgery.

On a tip from MrRightWingDave.

Apr 24 2023

Open Thread

Where taxes are concerned, there are two clear-cut points of view. There are those who think they're too high and those who think they should be even higher because, after all, politicians spend our money far more wisely than we do. The obvious solution I'd propose is that the people in the first group would pay less and those in the second group would pay more. Lots more. - Burt Prelutsky

Apr 17 2023

Open Thread

You know, we have a fiscal train wreck before us. And unless we act, and act deliberately, we're not going to enable our kids to have what we have. It's plain and simple as that. - Eric Cantor

Apr 15 2023

Exploiting a Fake Crisis to Exacerbate a Real One

To quote the Obamunist Rahm Emanuel,

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.

Democrats rely on crises to impose their policies. Some they fabricate out of whole cloth, like the phony climate crisis. Others are quite real, like the inflation they have caused through grotesquely excessive wasteful spending.

One crisis can be an opportunity to worsen another, as Yoda’s aunt explains:

That’s why a spending binge that drove up inflation even further by wasting vast fortunes on climate boondoggles that no serious person thinks will change the weather one iota was called the “Inflation Reduction Act.”

Make sense? That’s good. If you thought it made sense, you would be insane.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Apr 09 2023

Biden Regime to Translate Obscene Dictionary of Depravity

There are many aspects to the leftist campaign to destroy America. The way they will destroy it economically is through grotesquely excessive wasteful spending resulting in a lethal triple whammy of debt, inflation, and suffocating taxation. Biden and his handlers are not so much an administration as a looting spree, comparable to a Black Lives Matter mob pillaging a Target. A grant to translate Homosaurus into Spanish gives an idea of what they have been spending our money on:

Biden’s National Endowment for the Humanities in January announced the $350,000 grant, which will see the University of Washington create a “Spanish-language version of the Homosaurus.” The dictionary, which features a dinosaur standing under a rainbow as its logo, defines hundreds of terms and phrases “relating to bisexuality, trans, gender, and intersex concepts,” according to its website. Examples include “anal fisting,” which the Homosaurus defines as the “sexual practice of inserting a fist into an anus,” [et cetera, ad nauseam].

Like the subject matter, many of the terms are obscene.

[F]eminist scholar Marika Cifor will oversee the Spanish translation, a project she says will take three years.

Why so long? Because, according to Cifor, a direct translation “doesn’t feel adequate and reinforces the centrality of the English language.” Like America, the English language is slated for erasure.

The obscene dictionary will alleviate oppression, or as Cifor puts it, help with the “basic struggles for information accessibility that many marginalized communities still face.”

As with most things LGBT, there is an emphasis on defiling children:

Homosaurus also includes terms that define minors under the age of 18, such as “bisexual boys,” “gay boys,” and “transgender children.” The dictionary, which sells children’s apparel bearing its logo, also defines “pederasts” as “adult men who have sexual and mentor/protégé relationships with adolescent boys” but says the term should only be used “in historical contexts.”

For current contexts, the politically correct destigmatized term is MAPs (minor-attracted persons).

It isn’t enough to spend us to death. Democrats have to do it by the most degrading, disgusting, and morally repugnant means possible.

On a tip from Chris Neilson.

Apr 06 2023

Open Thread

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money. - Margaret Thatcher

On a tip from Jack Bauer.


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