WTS: my votes.

All elections, all available gov’ts.

Buy federal, get Ohio state free.

Not interested? Well, the fact that no one wants to buy my votes, even on some black market, indicates just how worthless one’s political franchise really is.

Rosa Maria Ortega, “a Grand Prairie mother of four who drew national attention after a Tarrant County jury sentenced her to eight years in prison for illegally voting soon will head to prison.”

What a cruel and pointless exercise of coercion!

No one should get punished for violating the silly rules of our miserable “democracy.”

If we absolutely have to vote on who will be looting whom, why can’t they just require that passports or naturalization certificates be presented during every election?

Then if, upon such a strict check, you still can get away with casting a vote illicitly, then more power to you.

Enough with caging people for victimless crimes!

Bernie Sanders thinks he runs Walmart:

“If Walmart can afford $20 billion for stock buybacks to enrich wealthy shareholders, it can afford to raise the pay of all its workers to a living wage.

“Walmart can and must pay all of its workers at least $15 an hour with good benefits.”

Bernie must think socialism has arrived, and he is the absolute dictator.

He is nuts, and the diagnosis is delusions of grandeur.

The left is horribly anti-merit.

It wants people to be compensated based on their membership in various alleged minority victim groups, not according to what they contribute to society.

It’s racist in the dictionary definition of the term: “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities.”

I agree with the leftists on this: if merit is allowed to rule, most “victims,” being generally incompetent, would naturally end up at the bottom of the social hierarchy.

Unlike them, however, I find that result to be perfectly innocuous and even salutary.

Hurricane Sandy’s (aka Ocasio-Cortez) aim is destruction of what exists.

Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview:

“I think there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”

Now I actually agree that there is a distinction between principles and facts. The simplest example is modus ponens:

Principle: If A, then B
Fact: A
Therefore, B.

Both are equally important in allowing us to reason. So, Sandy is all wet in impugning facts.

In addition, however, is she “morally right”? On the contrary, with her socialism, she is a moral idiot. She cares not for facts, and her principles are false.

This is who is wielding power over you.

White Christians are peaceful and holy people.

They must be, if their enemies CNN et al. are so desperate to convict them in the court of public opinion for some — any — wrongthink, they have to lie and manufacture a case rather than find a real one.

So, the Covington complete video… OMG, it’s the most boring video I’ve ever seen. There is a lot yelling and chanting. There is a lot of trash talking by the “black Hebrew Israelites.” How could this be a news item?

Well, it’s because the Indian dude is an outrageous liar and con man, judging by what he said on CNN. If, per impossibile, he believed he was telling the truth, then he may be insane.

The blacks, of course, have a right to their “opinions” and to be complete idiots. I think they were under the mistaken impression that what they were yelling were some sort of arguments.

(They were right, however, in saying (yelling) that the Bible does condemn homosexuality and correctly so. They erred in suggesting that gays should have no rights to be free from persecution by the state for their lamentable sins.)

The Catholic boys did nothing wrong. I liked their “let’s go home” at the end. They got bored, the marginally entertaining show was over, and that was it.

Just another fake news piece by the fake mainstream media.

Bureaucrats don’t pay taxes, as Rothbard pointed out. It’s an administrative fiction, unless we are talking about different layers of government.

Thus, state goons pay federal taxes, but federal goons do not pay federal taxes.

I mean, obviously, the “tax money” goes right back to the federal government to be spent on… more salaries for the same bureaucrats.

“Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union” was a common slogan there back in the day.

Whether the slogan is correct is entirely a matter of the truth or falsity of the socialist ideology.

If socialism is really a superior economic stage relative to capitalism, and the Communist Party, led by Marx, Lenin, and Stalin, through magnificent effort brought it about, then glory is indeed due to it.

If, however, socialism is not progress but a crazy retrogression into

1) a global slave economy,
2) a vast totalitarian concentration camp,
3) a “world of soulless unthinking automatons,” as Mises referred to an evenly rotating economy (which is the only workable form of socialism),

then, no, it’s not glory that these guys deserve but everlasting shame.