Basic Stupidity

Several of you sent me this lovely little bit of governmental stupidity:

More than 140 people experiencing homelessness in Denver will each be provided up to $1,000 in cash a month for up to one year as part of a basic income program designed to help “lift individuals out of homelessness,” the city announced last week.

The $2 million contract with the Denver Basic Income Project was approved by the City Council and will provide direct cash assistance to more than 140 women, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, and families in shelters.

Civic altruism and wokism, all subsidized by taxpayer dollars.  And I hate to break it to these Colorado morons, but “up to” a grand is going to lift precisely nobody out of poverty.  It will, however, encourage more people in similar circumstances to come to Denver…

Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of socialists.


Call this a product of my COVID-raddled brain, or at worst just an example of intellectual curiosity, but:

What if those 87,000 new IRS agents aren’t enough?

And I don’t mean sufficient in number to perform the increased number of audits that these godless fucks seem intent on inflicting us with, but sufficient to handle the — how can I put this delicately?  — potential bodycount.

I hope that this is just a delirium-induced thought, but there ya go.

Never Forgive. Never Forget.

Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the infamous Siege At Ruby Ridge, Idaho, where Federal agents shot and killed Sammy Weaver, a guiltless 14-yer-old boy and later on, his mother Vicky by shooting her in the face as she was standing in a doorway, holding her baby daughter in her arms.

Even though the shootings were classed as “constitutional” (!!!) by the FBI, the agency nevertheless paid husband Randy Weaver — the original target of the siege — $3 million after a civil lawsuit.

As this article in American Greatness points out:

[FBI agent Lon Horiuchi] shot and killed Vicki Weaver, who was unarmed, and neither accused nor guilty of any crime. For embattled Americans in 2022, it would be a mistake to regard this assault as a one-off.

“Desire to wage war on ordinary Americans—to disadvantage them and even to kill them—had long been bubbling in the ruling class’s basements,” wrote Angelo Codevilla, citing documents such as Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1979-2008. This Department of Homeland Security study classified persons judged “suspicious of centralized federal authority” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right wing terrorists.”

As the man said, it’s not really paranoia when they really are out to get you.


Boo Fucking Hoo

Look who’s got all fwightened:

FBI Director Christopher Wray has claimed “deplorable and dangerous” threats have been made against the agency following the raid on former President Donald Trump’s private residence in Florida.

What did you think was going to happen?  That Americans would nod approvingly at yet another instance of over-the-top FBI actions?  [See Monday’s post for one prime example]

“I’m always concerned about threats to law enforcement,” Wray said. “Violence against law enforcement is not the answer, no matter who you’re upset with.”

Unless law enforcement is behaving more like an occupying army than actual enforcers of the law.  Once more, with feeling, J.D. Tucille’s excellent quote:

“If cops continue to play at being an army of occupation, they should expect the subjects to play their role in return. Vive la résistance.”

But by all means, FBI Director Wray, please continue to let your black-clad goons oppress us.  Then when it all goes to shit on you — and one day, it must — wonder how people could be so unreasonable and deplorable.

You little Stasi bastard.  Don’t trip on the steps going up to the platform.

Quote Of The Day

We have a 3-for-1 series of quotes today:

From former Hong Kong governor Sir John Cowperthwaite, talking about his refusal to let his government collect data from the population:

“If I let them compute those statistics, they’ll want to use them for planning.”

From Eric Erickson, speaking about the BidenReich and the latest example of its bastardy:

“They don’t care about your privacy. They don’t care about your gun rights. They don’t care about congressional laws that prohibit the formation of a gun registry. They want to be able to target and harass gun owners.”

Mencken’s reminder:

“The only good bureaucrat is one with a pistol to his head. Put it in his hand and it’s goodbye to the Bill of Rights.”

Never more true than it is today.

Hurts, Don’t It?

In the Kurt Russell movie Tombstone, Wyatt Earp catches a guy whipping a horse in the face — whereupon he snatches the quirt from the man’s hand and whips him across the face, and when the oaf whimpers Earp says quietly, “Hurts, don’t it?”

Over the weekend, about half a dozen people sent me this video of someone getting a taste of his own medicine;  and I have to warn you now, if at the end your Schadenböner isn’t straining at your zipper, we’ve can’t be friends anymore.

We need more of this — a LOT more of this.

Sorry, I have to go and watch it again;  I am so weak…

Fixed the link, thanks for the heads-up.