Carson can’t win Jacobs says, presidential bid futile

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[Jennifer Jacobs of the Register looking into her all-knowing crystal ball.]

In Saturday’s Register Jennifer Jacobs writes two articles, Presidential wild card to speak in Iowa, and What does history say for Ben Carson?, to tell us that Carson can’t win an election that is two years away. No point in running now, Jacobs has decided for us. 

She points out that all presidents prior to this have either been politicians or military officers. And, since nothing new can happen, a retired surgeon can’t be president. That is a shame. The time I heard him on the radio he seemed really intriguing. And I thought the old adage in America was that anyone could grow up to be president. But, if Jacobs says it can’t happen, well, I guess it can’t. She’s got the crystal ball.

Plus, she has to be smarter than the rest of us, she is in the media. That will make elections shorter and smoother though, the media can just narrow it down to a couple of candidates we’re allowed to vote for. Less time, money, all those TV ads. The media knows what’s best for us. We don’t have to think for ourselves, she’ll do it for us. Oh well, I thought one of the pluses for Carson was that he wasn’t a politician. Born poor in Detroit, worked hard, made good.

Nope, sorry Carson, you wasted your life. Jennifer Jacobs says only politicians and military generals can grow up to be president in the United States. He seemed like such a nice fellow too. But what do I know, I’d been under the impression voters got to decide elections!

Silly me, I’d thought that if you had a complete newcomer to the political scene burning up the polls, you might want to mention what he stands for. You know, if a rookie is killing the competition of veteran political hacks, you might want to tell us what his position on the issues are. That might be a relevant, need to know kind of thing. You’d think that might be something a reporter might want to report. Instead, it seems the job of a reporter nowadays is to tell us who can and can’t win.

It just seemed like an odd thing for Jacobs to focus on, 2 years out from the election. To have the presumption to predict the outcome of a horse race, before the bettors are even familiar with all the horses. Wouldn’t it be best to see a horse race a couple of times before you say he can’t win?  

Jim Roach

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Importing cancer

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The recent murders in the synagogue in Jerusalem reminded me of the multicultural suicide taking place in civilized nations. In this case CNN reported and showed video of the attacks / aftermath, of the murders by followers of the Religion of Peace. This attack on rabbis in a holy place seems to have rattled even the hardened Israelis. How exactly “peace in the Middle East” is to take place while living with that is beyond me.

We in America this year have come to experience what living with this cancer is like. A beheading in Oklahoma, hatchet attacks in NYC, Islamic fighter recruitment in the Twin Cities and Denver. It’s a madhouse.

Which brings me to Sweden! Investors Business Daily has an interesting article on their site called, “Caliphate in Europe: Sweden cedes control of Muslim areas”. You’re not likely to read this in the Des Moines Register anytime soon. Police there have identified 55 “no-go zones” in Sweden. 55 areas where Swedes have to have police or military protection to enter into because of the intense hatred for white people by Muslims.

Sweden has for years now been the “rape capitol” of the world, rape in Islam is not a sin if it is practiced on infidels don’t you know. Ambulance drivers, postal workers, and other essential services require police protection to enter into the “no-go zones”. What a country! Evidently the government of Sweden is easily as stupid as ours. You thought we were number one.

“Soeren Kern of the Hudson Institute has documented the proliferation of these zones. They are de facto Muslim micro-states under Shariah law that reject Western values, society and legal systems. In these districts non-Muslims are expected to conform to the dictates of fundamentalist Islam or face violent consequences. “A more precise name for these zones,” says Middle Eastern expert Daniel Pipes, “would be Dar al-Islam — the House of Islam or the place where Islam rules.”

Sweden is importing this cancer at the rate of 1,250 per week.

Jim Roach

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Religion of Peace murders humanitarian aid worker Mr. Peter Kassig

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Another American is murdered by Islamic savages due to America’s foreign policy that only benefits the military / industrial complex and body bag makers. American’s, who are a combination of asleep at the switch and stupid, let their “leaders” get away with this. Spending us into oblivion and killing our youth at the same time.

Not to be out done in the stupidity department, the Religion of Peace murders someone trying to help their people. No one has made a good argument as to why we are over there in the first place. Indebting future generations in order to send Americans to die in the sand for Arabs? Be sure to send Grassley, Harkin, King, Loebsack and Bill Bailey a thank you note for their insanity.

Jim Roach

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Now I can only be silent …

“When they took the 4th Amendment, I was quiet because I didn’t deal drugs.
When they took the 6th Amendment, I was quiet because I am innocent.
When they took the 2nd Amendment, I was quiet because I don’t own a gun.
Now they have taken the 1st Amendment, and I can only be quiet.”

– Lyle Myhr

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“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

– Sir Winston Churchill
(1874-1965) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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A failure to understand property rights

“I’m in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my value system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.”

– Milton Friedman
(1912-2006) Nobel Prize-winning economist, economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan, “ultimate guru of the free-market system” – 1986

[ A lot of times when you have a generic “legalize drugs” conversation with someone, they assume that since you advocate legalization, that somehow this equates to advocating the taking of drugs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Stone cold sober is the preferred way to go through life. But to think you are going to keep those who prefer an altered state by power of the State, is preposterous. We simply have the State approved drug, alcohol, and the rest prohibited. Both alcohol and drugs kill you, to think the State has the wisdom to pick winners and losers is absurd. They may have the legal authority, but time shows they do not have the moral authority. The reason is that your first property right, your body, belongs to you, not the State.]

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“The growth of drug-related crime is a far greater evil to society as a whole than drug taking. Even so, because we have been seduced by the idea that governments should legislate for our own good, very few people can see how dangerously absurd the present policy is.”

– John Casey

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Washington’s action plan …

“Panic is not an effective long-term organizing strategy.””
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—STARHAWK, American activist
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I wonder if gas prices will go up now that the election is over?

Current price for subsidized farmer welfare gas: $2.94 on November 11, 2014. Let’s see what it is January 11, 2015.

Other election thoughts:

“If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.”

– Orson Scott Card
(1951- ) Novelist

“Comrades, I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how. But what is extraordinarily important is this: who will count the votes, and how.”

– Josef Stalin
(1879-1953) Communist leader of the USSR
Source: ‘Memoirs of Stalin’s Former Secretary’ by Boris Bazhanov (1900-1982) a Soviet Union Politburo secretary who served as Stalin’s personal secretary

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[Every time in the past when gas prices went up, local TV news crews would go interview someone like the local AAA Travel guy as to why gas prices went up. The AAA guy would say a refinery was down for maintenance or “the unrest in the Middle East”. Well when isn’t there “unrest in the Middle East”? It has been nonstop  at least since 9/11, and truthfully before that. So why did gas prices go down in an election year when ISIS has been running rampant since at least June, killing and pillaging oil fields like none before? ISIS has been scaring the snot out of everyone like never before, and gas prices go down? In the middle of unprecedented “unrest in the Middle East”? It is to protect the incumbents, people.]

 

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“Iowa Republican Party is now humming along”

Kathie Obradovich in the Sunday Register is now happy as peaches. The universe is now back in sync. The Constitutionalists have been thrown out of power in Iowa politics and cronyism can get back to normal. A.J. Spiker was as unpopular as ants at a picnic. The Spiker led libertarian wing of the Republican Party never really got enough influence to actually threaten the gravy train, but just the idea that it might rattled more than a few cages.

During Spiker’s reign the Register couldn’t write about RPI (Republican Party of Iowa) without saying “Ron Paul supporters” like it was a bad thing. They took great glee in reporting every squabble and bickering. The Terry Branstad/Doug Gross/ country club wing made sure the money dried up, the Register did their part, and within 2 years the Constitutionalists were gone. There is more than a little irony that those who want to play by the rules are the enemy of all.

Given enough time and elections, Constitutionalists would start to question welfare to farmers, welfare to corporations, taxpayer subsidized housing developments. Follow the money. You don’t want to get between a pig and the trough. At the caucuses in January, Terry and the boys came at Spiker like a bitin’ sow. Between the money and the press, Spiker got slaughtered. The Register had it in for them because Democrat graft also would have been eventually threatened.

The day after the election Steve Deace and Spiker were on the radio. Deace pointed out that in the middle of a Republican tsunami the Iowa Senate went more Democrat. The Republicans didn’t hold, they lost. He said who ever was in charge of that debacle should be fired. It was a shot across the bow of the country clubbers. Gross was sitting across the table from him and you could practically hear the verbal slap.

Spiker pointed out that the retiring Tom Harkin sat on $2.4 million that could of been spread among his fellow Democrats in Iowa that were going down in flames. He said Harkin instead saved the $2.4 million to fund the Harkin Library at Drake. It was a good point. After 40 years at the government trough, Harkin of course thinks it is all about him. All hail cronyism!

Jim Roach

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“The reason so many problems do not get solved in Washington is that solving those problems is not the No. 1 priority: Re-election is.”

– Thomas Sowell
(1930- ) Writer and economist
Source: Congressional reform won’t come cheap, The Washington Times (National Weekly), p. 33, November 20-26, 1995

 

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An exercise in futility

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Get out the leotards, it’s exercise time! Election day 2014! It doesn’t have to be a wasted day, but it will be. The reason is the mind-numbing stupidity of the Iowa voter. For verification of this, all we have to do is look at the leader of stupid in Iowa, the Des Moines Register.

Richard Doak (retired editor for the Register) did his best imitation of The Scream on Sunday [Despite choices, nothing changes]. It was filled with all manner of anguished laments. “It comes from the realization that nothing much will change no matter which candidates win on Tuesday.  Say it again, nothing will change.  Oh, Republicans talk a good game of cutting spending and reducing the size of government, but they won’t … Democrats talk the talk of helping the middle class, but when they get a chance they only nibble around the edges …”

Doak goes on for another half page, pissing and moaning. He points out that both Democrats and Republicans are liars and cheats. He correctly acknowledges that the only thing politicians are beholden to  are corporations and the next election. He accurately asserts that a politician would sell his own mother for a campaign contribution. He correctly identifies all the issues and problems causing the current system to collapse under the corrupt duopoly we now have. So what is Doak’s answer?

He sums it up this way, “There is no mass movement to take the country back from the plutocrats and their politicians. So the ballot offers no opportunity for real change.” Bullshit, Doak. All your mind can contemplate throughout your article are the words ‘either’ and ‘both’. Democrats and Republicans. Why are you so God blessedly blind?

Don’t vote for them! I didn’t say don’t vote, I said don’t vote for them. If Democrats and Republicans, as you point out, dug the hole we’re in, why is your answer to keep voting for them? That makes no sense. Your article is on record, it is in black and white. Your answer, after half a page of whining, is to keep voting them in. You say there is no choice. Bullshit.

You are the problem. Your paper is the problem. KCCI is the problem. WHO and WOI are the problem. All the local idiot political science professors are the problem. The establishment has you convinced that you can’t vote for a third party. Bullshit. Republicans have the number two amount of registrants in the state. Democrats are number three. Independents have the number one amount of registered voters in the state. Do you get that? Independent voters have the greatest voice in the state and they have been convinced they can only vote for the people who dug the hole.

Elections don’t have to be an exercise in futility. But they are.

Jim Roach

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“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”

– Sir Winston Churchill
(1874-1965) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

[In an interesting 'morning after' the election note, WOI channel 5 is not figuring independents into the vote total percentages. As an example, they have the Branstad race at 61 % to 39 %. The actual totals were Branstad 59 %, Hatch 37 %, third parties accounting for 4 %. In many races in Iowa third parties garnered 4 or 5 %. WOI isn't even being honest with the numbers, let alone the coverage.]

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Religion of Peace continues killing women and children

[USA Today 11/4/14, "Official: Islamic State massacres more families"]

Yeah, you’d think that would be a deal breaker for most religions, but not Islam. They’ve been doing that for awhile now, aside from the noncombatant males, but also women and children. Yeah, they’re not even embarrassed by it. Hmm. Children. Women. We’re inviting them into this country why? I’m a little fuzzy on that.

Jim Roach

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