Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In the news today.

Well, it would be laughable if it weren't so galling. Our beloved gun control laws have once again been shown to be largely pointless as a couple of outlawbikers are found with tasers.
The authorities, we're expected to believe, are capable of rounding up formerly unregistered firearms that were a dime dozen in their day, yet they can't seem to keep less than lethal weapons from the hands of criminals despite the fact that they were NEVER legal to own or import IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Fact is, the only thing that holds back the black market for firearms is a lack of demand. Anyone who wants them already has them or knows where they can be gotten. I know some folks who occasionally wander on the wrong side of the track, and they tell me that black market firearms are often cheaper than their legal counterparts. I guess when you can't burden an industry with enough paperwork to sink an aircraft carrier then the costs stay low.

The Craig Thompson saga has been going on for a long, long, loooong time now, and I think it's just great! Why on earth would I think that? Well, because it's a constant reminder of what a bunch of crooked bastards our labour union thugs (and politicians in general) are.
But isn't he just one bad apple amongst a bunch of shiny, delicious apples, you say?
Lets wonder for a moment how you'd manage to spend hundreds of thousands of union dollars on prostitutes and high living without setting off a few alarm bells along the way.
Lets then consider the more likely scenario, which is that this kind of behaviour is completely commonplace.
Then, skip up the chain of command and ask “if this guy was so openly raping the system then is it possible in the slightest that those pulling his stings were not somehow complicit?”
The commonsense answer is “of course not”.
This is the world these people live in. They have no accountability and no remorse. To them you are a meaningless nobody that exists to be fleeced for their benefit. The only code they know is the code of silence, and that code exists on both sides of the parliament floor. Only when complainants cannot be bribed, threatened, murdered (without rebuke) or otherwise silenced are the actions of the world's Craig Thompsons brought to light. Typically Craig would be generously compensated (under the table of course) to plead guilty to couple of minor charges before disappearing to a mansion in some tropical paradise to live out his days, however Mr Thompson seems to think he can have his cake and eat it too. His arrogance is such that he believes that this will all blow over and in time he'll be able to return to the local brothel, union members dues in hand, and go back to business as usual.
It's a good thing too...
He's on track to serve as a reminder to us for many more years of what a desperately rotten and rancid system we are governed by.

Bulls#!t Phrase Of The Week:

This week's BS phrase is Most Vulnerable.

 This term is all the rage these days. It's typically presented to the effect of “we're providing blah blah blah for thousands of our most vulnerable”.
Of course, it doesn't sound nearly as good when you say we're providing blah blah blah for thousands of our most lazy and unmotivated citizens. The term itself plays into the the idea that not having a lot of money makes you inherently “vulnerable”. I'd like to put that idea by some of the war veterans I've known. They were routinely dirt poor but they were far from what I would call vulnerable.
The term, you'll find, starts to make a lot more sense when used thusly:
“We're providing blah blah blah to thousands of our most vulnerable electorates.”
Once again, you know this is a bogus term because nobody uses it in casual conversation. So spare a thought for all of those “vulnerable” people who spend all day at home watching cable television while chain smoking and drinking beer. They're vulnerable to heart disease perhaps, but not much else.

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