William L. Garvin: Hip, Hip, Hooray…for Hypocrites!

You may have noted that Harry “The Hilarious” Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, made another of his cameo appearances. This is the guy who has buried bill after bill after bill from the House of Representatives and then whines that they haven’t voted on his slap dash bill they threw together last week. Forget that for weeks he has had a House bill that would extend all the current tax rates and has steadfastly refused to bring it out for an up or down vote. Forget that he has not produced a budget for four years in direct defiance of his constitutional duty. Forget that he hasn’t proposed a single actual spending cut. Forget that he demanded twenty years of Mitt Romney’s tax returns but has yet to produce a single tax return of his own. By the way, you Maven of Mirth, where’s the apology you, your acolytes and your “reliable source” owe Governor Romney for saying he never paid taxes? You are such a cutup.
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Gene’s Nickle: Teachers and Guns

I would like to see a cadre of lawyers go to Newtown, Connecticut, and bring charges against the school district and possibly the town manager for not protecting those treasured children.

I think a very strong argument can be made that the school district and the state of Connecticut not only failed to protect those children, but their Liberal ideas and policies ensured that children would perish.

In his book “More Guns, Less Crime; Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws third edition;” Economist Dr. John Lott Jr. studied the crime of every county in America over a period of 29 years, and demonstrated that those states with concealed carry laws experienced lower crime rates. In addition, states that recently adopted concealed carry laws, since his first edition, have seen reductions in crime.
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Gene’s Nickle: Right to Work

Friends and Family,

17 December, 2012

I was listening to a radio talk show, and the topic was about the new legislation from Michigan State making it a right-to-work state. A union supporter was railing against the “travesty” of this new law. He tried to make the point that workers didn’t have to “join” a union if they didn’t want to; they just had to “pay their dues.”
Therein is the crux of this controversy: money.
I am convinced that the best years of labor unions are behind us, moreover behind them. Unions don’t exist today to benefit workers; they exist to perpetuate the union’s existence. If we substitute “labor unions” for “bureaucracy,” then Oscar Wilde would be correct twice:
“The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.”
Since most of the issues that labor unions have fought for — shortened work weeks, work place safety, minimum wages, and child labor restrictions — have become federal or state laws, labor unions face the reality that they are outdated or possibly obsolete. In order to maintain a semblance of relevance, they have had to escalate their demands to the point of irrationality.
Organized Labor is now faced with the difficult task of convincing rational citizens that unions still have sensible goals. So, they are limited to the persuasion tactics of force and violence. One only has to look at the malicious destruction of Wisconsin’s capitol building by unionized teachers in 2010, the Longshoremen’s shameful demolition of the ports in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, in September of 2011, or more recently the malevolent conduct of union workers in Lansing, Michigan.
Unfortunately, Labor Unions have actually been encouraged to violent and disreputable behavior by the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research:
“… federal authorities are also hamstrung by the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Enmons decision. In the 1973 ruling, the High Court held that union officials may destroy property, assault employees, and even murder them, while escaping prosecution under federal extortion laws, so long as such violence is undertaken to secure what the Supreme Court called “legitimate” objectives, such as wage increases.”(Emphasis mine)
In addition, the blatant funneling of union dues to one political party has produced an indispensible, symbiotic relationship to the Democrats. The unions provide vast sums of cash, bussed-in rally attendees, and unlimited “volunteers” to Democrat campaigns, and grateful, leveraged, elected officials propose and pass laws that protect and mandate union membership, which really means dues withholding.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
“government unions in the Badger State [Wisconsin] have “experienced a dramatic drop in membership” since [Governor] Walker and GOP lawmakers passed a package of reforms last year, including ones curbing collective-bargaining rights and ending mandatory union membership.
Labor unions are being crippled by the elimination of automatic dues withholding, a practice that had enriched the unions’ coffers. Thousands of state workers are simply refusing to contribute; others are leaving public-sector jobs.”
That sounds sweet indeed!
That’s my nickle
Gene Brown

Christmas Hiatus

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Yes, I have other shit stuff to do. Get over it!

The Roderic Deane Show will be back in 2013 with new insight and material that I think you’ll like!

In the meantime, enjoy the holidays and don’t choke on the fruitcake!

Gene’s Nickle: Guns and Civilization

10 December, 2012

Football fans, of which I am one, have had different reactions to the murder/suicide of Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins. Unquestionably, this is a terrible tragedy; and fans, friends, and family are crying, questioning, and dealing with anger or various forms of depression.

I knew that sooner rather than later, folks with the agenda of controlling or banning guns from private citizens would seize upon this occasion to promote their selling points. They do so after every high profile shooting: like the high school in Columbine, Colorado; Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona; the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado; or the Sikh Temple in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Gene’s Nickle: Fair Share

Friends and Family,

The latest catch-phrase that is getting misused and abused is “fair share.”  Your friendly Thesaurus lists the first definition of “fair” as: impartial and unprejudiced.  Then it lists 47 synonyms including:  aboveboard, equal, equitable, honest, impartial and unbiased.

If a citizen is gullible and listens to the reports of their local news sources from the president and leaders in congress, then they are probably convinced that “fair share” only pertains to Americans who have a considerable degree of wealth.  Somehow, the responsibility of an equitable portion of our federal tax burden does not apply to folks in the lower tax brackets.  That doesn’t seem fair!
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The Roderic Deane Show: Immigration – Ball of Confusion!

Following is the monologue from today’s show:

There is so much going on that’s it’s hard to keep track of it all. The Benghazi affair has become a complete fiasco and I seriously doubt if we’re ever going to get any resolution on it. I hope we do, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it dies on the vine of our collective consciousness, although it shouldn’t.

The so-called “fiscal cliff” is all over the news. All I can say about it is this: Republicans, don’t bite. Let’s just go over the “Fiscal Cliff”. How much worse can it be than where we’re at today? Obama is demanding tax increases and has put forth nothing in the way of ideas on reforming entitlements, the elephant in the room. Screw him and all the Democrats in the House and Senate. Let them put THEIR proposals on the table first. Why the hell should Republicans?

No, forget about Benghazi and the “Fiscal Cliff”. I want to talk about immigration, the next big thing for Republicans to cave on. The GOP elite seems to think that if they pander to Hispanics, they’ll garner more votes. I don’t think so.
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