Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wise words, and no sniveling protesting "free speech as long as I approve of it" leftist brats whining and mewing

Obama's slogan "Hope and Change" was always meaningless drivel for the non-thinking masses. Hope for what? What kind of change? Obama, after calling America the greatest nation in history, invited his sycophantic hoards to join him in fundamentally changing it!" When I asked my lefty Obama-supporting friends what "fundamental change" meant, I got no answers. They had no idea. "Get rid of congress?" I asked. Some understandable laughter and agreement followed, but, no, not that. "No more juries, just selected judges hearing and deciding cases?" Nope. "Maybe have panels to approve speech?" Aw, jeez, Vid, that would never happen.

Admiral McRaven, at the University of Texas, gave a commencement speech that addresses how to actually change the world. And it is notable that no "free speech" brats tried to force cancellation of someone they disagreed with. I guess some universities are populated with adults.

He asked, "What will the world look like after you change it?" This is something the Obama-ites never seem to consider. It will be...better. Fine for leading the peasants to charge the gun emplacements during the la revolucion, but not for leading a country. It will all be rainbows, happiness and free stuff - that is the vision of most people I know who support Obama and crew. Free health care, oh wait, "quality" health care. Cars that run clean and for free. Disability and food stamps, all for free. Well, Adm. McRaven advances reality, not delusions, with his speech, largely based in his time in SEAL basic training. Wisdom, not the jabbering platitudes and falsehoods dripping from Obama and his vile followers.

Read it and hear it here.

16 comments:

Foxy Wizard said...

What a great message. In listening, I was struck by the realization that we hear such messages rarely now. That talk of inequality of opportunity has been replaced by a whining and complaining about inequality of result. It is no longer desirable to want to make a difference in the world, unless that consists of taking from those have and giving to those who don't deserve. All political speech from the left, and from the RINO's, is a language of envy.

I miss speeches of optimism, like those Reagan used to give. I hope we can recover the message of freedom before it is lost forever.

CrabbyOldMan said...

This country’s founding fathers feared the mob and limited the suffrage to “men of property”.
Louie Mayer said that you could not go broke by underestimating the public’s taste.
P.T. Barnum said that there is a sucker born every minute.
Lenin spoke of the useful fools.
The early Roman drive degenerated into bread and circuses.
Look at the empire on which the sun never set today.
Take a look at American cities that are controlled by Democrat machines.
Look at both the Messiah’s crimes of commission and omission and take a guess at where we are being pushed.
Nope, no difference at all! The Kamikaze church says those RINOs and conservative lites would have done exactly the same thing! No difference!

CrabbyOldMan said...

This country’s founding fathers feared the mob and limited the suffrage to “men of property”.
Louie Mayer said that you could not go broke by underestimating the public’s taste.
P.T. Barnum said that there is a sucker born every minute.
Lenin spoke of the useful fools.
The early Roman drive degenerated into bread and circuses.
Look at the empire on which the sun never set today.
Take a look at American cities that are controlled by Democrat machines.
Look at both the Messiah’s crimes of commission and omission and take a guess at where we are being pushed.
Nope, no difference at all! The Kamikaze church says those RINOs and conservative lites would have done exactly the same thing! No difference!

Foxy Wizard said...

Crabby, no one cares to argue your stupid argument. If the Republicans had run a Conservative candidate instead of Romney, we might have won. Before that, if the Republicans had run a Conservative candidate instead of McCain, we might have won. Bush was a RINO, and incapable of vocalizing the Conservative message. Even now, Obama successfully passes his stupid laws, and mandates, and skirts the Constitution because those you support don't have the 'nads to stop him.

For example, why hasn't Boehner appointed a Special Prosecutor over the IRS scandal? Why not for the Benghazi scandal? Why not for the Fast and Furious scandle, and so on, and so on...

Because they are incompetent. I refuse to elect incompetent RINOs. That's all I'm gonna say about it, because it really is off topic, and it is your pet peeve, and you're like a broken record on this issue.

And by they way, if you research archives, you will discover that I had the same argument you did a few years back. I came to my senses.

CrabbyOldMan said...

Because they don't have a counter that stands up?
Because they, like me, are frustrated but don't have the wherewithal to find a way to win?
Because their solution is to kick the door rather than figure out how to turn the lock?
You did not come to your senses, you gave up.

Nate said...

Foxy,

So do you honestly think that a child born to someone that is poor has the same opportunity as someone that is rich? Do you think the child that goes to a well-to-do suburban school has the same opportunity as the child that goes to the run down inner city school? Do you think the child that has to move two to three times a year because their parents are getting repeatedly evicted really has the same shot as the stable family? Is the child with parents that can afford balanced and healthy meals going to do as well as the child that gets the majority of his caloric intake from cheap processed crap? Do you have any clue what poverty looks like?


CrabbyOldMan said...

Nite once again makes a complete ass of himself by asking Foxy (of all people) those stupid questions.
He might want to ask himself how much of the problem has been and continues to be leftard public policy.

Haverwilde said...

Someone born, poor and a minority, does not have the same chance as one born to wealthy or middle class income families. One born to a stable two parent family has a better chance than one born to a single parent family.
I do have an idea of what poverty is.
Nate, do you?
Now back to politics: Schools used to be the great equalizer. But the democrats are so beholden to the teachers union, that they fight to keep minority children out of charter schools, and the opportunities for a choice of schools.
There are many solutions to the evils of inequality. The democrats tend to fight all of them except those that require government intervention and tax dollars.

Foxy Wizard said...

Dear Nate.

You gave me a belly laugh. Really. See, that's why, after all these years, I can't really be hard on you. You are such a dim wit, and I say that with affection.

I grew up living in a car, eating out of garbage cans. From age six, I lived in Mexico and Central America, right among the poorest of the poor.

Ever been to a shanty town? Thanks for the guest post idea. Hope you comment on it.

But I digress. Have YOU ever experienced real poverty?

Nate said...

LOM,

The first step is admitting that we have a problem. Acknowledging that policies contribute to having the one of lowest social mobility of all developed countries is indicative that what we are currently doing isn't good enough.

Haverwilde said...

Okay Nate:
"Acknowledging that policies contribute to having the one of lowest social mobility..."

Obama's policies have made the situation much worse. So are you going to double down on socialist policies or support policies that will work?

Nate said...

Haver,

While I don't agree with your conclusion, I've yet to hear any great ideas for improving schools and the safety net from the right.

Neither Charter schools nor private schools aren't objectively better normalized for having admittance standards. The emergency room is an expensive and ineffective primary physician. Cutting unemployment hasn't encouraged more people to find jobs. So Haver, What ideas do you have?

CrabbyOldMan said...

How about these Nit?
Scrap the Department of Education, void all its regulations and transfer its budget to an educational voucher fund. The state and local education budgets should be also so transferred. The schools would be left to compete for students. Reform schools (for the criminals), probably funded partially by Department of Corrections funds, and specialized boarding schools (for the handicapped) would be eligible for the voucher funds of those students other schools reject.
The problems of “social mobility” and “income inequality” would be solved by the fact of everyone having an educational voucher. Those choosing not to use the voucher would suffer, and the rest of the mob would see that suffering. It should not take too many years for the obvious conclusion to become universal.
I don’t like the idea of compelling everyone to have health insurance, although I think people who do not are indescribably stupid. How about just changing the law to allow health providers to deny treatment if they do not have assurance of being paid? After the second or third time an emergency room puts someone back out on the sidewalk to die (which would be very well publicized by a screaming press) practically everyone would buy coverage. A simple insurance premium voucher program should handle those who actually are destitute.
You will not solve the unemployment problem until we adopt the appropriate economic policies. Period. Cutting unemployment would help a little. Making unemployment more generous does nothing beyond buying Democrat votes. Nit, it might give you and your ilk some insights by watching those TV commercials sponsored by New York State that are aimed at attracting businesses.
RE: what we are currently doing isn't good enough. is absolutely true. So doesn’t that suggest that we do something better?

Haverwilde said...

Nate you are spouting bullshit again. Many Charter schools have demonstrated extraordinary growth when compared with other public schools.
I have served on school boards and have seen how charter schools have forced the regular public schools into adopting a different curriculum because the charter school was out performing the rest. Many are much superior. Publish the entire spectrum of results and the market will take care of the problem (just a thought from the right).
The right has many solutions, but look in the mirror, you demonize them! You deride them! You cannot tolerate the fact that the right has solutions, the left only platitudes and higher taxes and higher government spending and control!

Zelda said...

Even liberals (at least the ones who actually care about children) know that charter schools give kids a far better education. But like everything the government runs, the public schools are mostly failures. Just give parents vouchers for their kids and privatize the whole thing. It can't be worse.

Haverwilde said...

But Zelda, the right has no ideas about how to correct the problems./s

If people have a choice, and the results are well publicized, the public schools will die, a richly deserved death.
NEA like all unions supports and defends incompetence and ineptitude, and at the same time allowing its members to denigrate the excellence in their ranks. We had one teacher quit, because he was hounded by the other teachers because he worked too hard. Sound familiar, same story/different union.