Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Shameless, Low-Life, Knuckle-Draggers

"With upward of 100 people present, a majority clearly favoring Moniz, a cascade of profanities, threats and other vulgar messages greeted the selectmen’s decision inside the auditorium and continued outside."

Are you kidding me?  Profanities?  Threats?  What sort of animals are these people that show up at a public hearing (with children present) and swear and shout profanity at the Selectmen and the new Police Chief?  

Are these people low-class barbarians?  Are they the dregs of society?  Are they savages circling the mysterious fire?  Are they brutish meat-heads with only base emotions?  Are they Neanderthals with clubs?

The answer is Yes!!!  These are the classless, stupid, idiotic, moronic, herd-like drones with empty skulls and big mouths.  They are the fitful 4 year olds that go hysterical when things don't get their own way.  Except they are grown adults with the intelligence of a 4 year old.

What a bunch of shameless, low-life, knuckle-draggers.  Please, do us all a favor, stay home if you are a moron and/or an idiot.  Democracy is better served without dumb people mucking up our civil meetings....

~Zarathustra

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Communist Manifesto

I took to reading The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.  I was between books, so I purchased it and read it in about 1.5 hours.  It is only 33 pages and is more like a political pamphlet.  Certainly it is one of the most influential political and philosophical writings in human history.  There is no doubt about that fact.  It is also the foundation for the slaughter of tens of millions of people, especially in Soviet Russia and Mao's Red China.  More recently, it is the philosophy of Barack Hussein Obama and many Democrats in Congress.  In the book, bourgeoisie refers most commonly as capitalists and property owners. The proletariat refers to the collective worker generally in the employ of the bourgeoisie.

Anyway...I cut out some interesting quotes from the book to demonstrate how twisted and demented the philosophy is and how anti-freedom and anti-individual the philosophy is.

The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles.
In depicting the most general phases of the development of the proletariat, we traced the more or less veiled civil war, raging within existing society, up to the point where that war breaks out into open revolution, and where the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie lays the foundation for the sway of the proletariat.
The immediate aim of the Communist is the same as that of all the other proletarian parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, conquest of political power by the proletariat.
...the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
....the first step in the revolution by the working class, is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling as to win the battle of democracy.
In bourgeois society, therefore, the past dominates the present; in Communist society, the present dominates the past. In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
And the abolition of this state of things is called by the bourgeois, abolition of individuality and freedom! And rightly so. The abolition of bourgeois individuality, bourgeois independence, and bourgeois freedom is undoubtedly aimed at. By freedom is meant, under the present bourgeois conditions of production, free trade, free selling and buying.
“There are, besides, eternal truths, such as Freedom, Justice, etc. that are common to all states of society. But Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.”
Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property, and on the conditions of bourgeois production; by means of measures, therefore, which appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionising the mode of production. These measures will of course be different in different countries.
In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.
In all these movements they bring to the front, as the leading question in each, the property question, no matter what its degree of development at the time. Finally, they labour everywhere for the union and agreement of the democratic parties of all countries. The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!

~Zarathustra 


Friday, July 18, 2014

The Warren Manifesto

One massive blunder for Massachusetts was the election of Elizabeth Warren to the Senate. This is a blunder like no other.  The idiot voters of Massachusetts put into office a devout Communist, Socialist, Revolutionary, and Marxist who could potentially rival the Marxist ideology of Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.  

She has become a darling of the ultra left and there has been some talk of her running for president or being vice president to Hillary in 2016 (I'm feeling nauseous already).  If you thought Obama was a left wing ideologue and a Marxist, you'd better get ready for things to get significantly worse if Warren runs for president.  I saw a story today where Warren lists out the "11 commandments of progressivism" to the audience.  

We can call this the Warren Manifesto since it reads much like the Communist Manifesto. All she really needed to do was end the speech by saying: "Finally, they labour everywhere for the union and agreement of the democratic parties of all countries. The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!"

Here is what she said:
- "We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we're willing to fight for it."
- "We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth."
- "We believe that the Internet shouldn't be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality."
- "We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage."
- "We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight alongside them."
- "We believe that students are entitled to get an education without being crushed by debt."
- "We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and pensions."
- "We believe—I can't believe I have to say this in 2014—we believe in equal pay for equal work."
- "We believe that equal means equal, and that's true in marriage, it's true in the workplace, it's true in all of America."
- "We believe that immigration has made this country strong and vibrant, and that means reform."
- "And we believe that corporations are not people, that women have a right to their bodies. We will overturnHobby Lobby and we will fight for it. We will fight for it!"
And the main tenet of conservatives' philosophy, according to Warren? "I got mine. The rest of you are on your own."

~Zarathustra

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lopsided Ratios In Somerset

What are Somerset's elected officials doing to reduce the size of Somerset's government (i.e. municipal government, police, fire, schools, etc.)?  The answer is absolutely nothing.  

The elected officials in Somerset are doing absolutely nothing to reduce the size and cost of running the Town of Somerset.  In fact, the costs and size are actually being increased by several departments and they will turn to the voters of Somerset to approve of their enhanced spending sprees.

It is truly amazing to me how the average low-information voter and the even lower-information politician in Somerset cannot understand simple mathematics.  They cannot understand the simple ratio of revenue to expenditure.  It is really simple.  As the revenue side of the ratio goes down, the expenditure side must also go down proportionately.  If that reduction doesn't occur on the expenditure side, the other remaining revenue sources will be forced to pay more to close the ratio gap created by not reducing expenditures.  What does that mean?  Simply put, your taxes will be increased in proportion to the amount of expenditures not reduced.  This is because the revenue sources are fixed and one of the most significant sources of revenue will be ceasing their payments to Somerset in 2017.  Thus, all other sources will need to "make up for" the loss of revenue when expenditures are not reduced.  In Somerset's case, we'll need to make up about $15,000,000 in revenue from the remaining businesses and homeowners assuming no reduction in expenditures.

But, as we have seen recently, expenditures are not being reduced at all.  In fact, they are being INCREASED!  Thus, the revenue to expenditure ratio is significantly lopsided in favor of expenditures.  The aforementioned $15,000,000 short fall will thereby increase in proportion to the increased expenditures with no other revenue sources existing (except the aforementioned remaining homeowners and businesses).  In business as in life, this lopsided ratio is a recipe for catastrophe and bankruptcy.  If you had this lopsided ratio in your personal finances, you'd go bankrupt quickly.  It is akin to quitting your job and buying a million dollar yacht. Understand?  Sure you do...

Enough of Economics 101.  Are we serious about Somerset's survival?  If we are, this lopsided ratio must change quickly or Somerset is certain to meet its financial demise in just a few short years.  It is pretty simple, right?  Why, then, does no one seem to understand or care?

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

America Is Dead

We, as Americans, should always be concerned with our personal security, our personal freedom, and our personal sovereignty.  We the people are free and have inalienable rights as human beings.  Our rights cannot be violated by government, whether it be federal, state, or local government.  

We the people must be cognizant of the limits of government as set forth in the Constitution and must ensure government does not go beyond the bounds of the limits.  Provisions are set forth in the Constitution for impeachment, for spending power (power of the purse), for legislation, for adjudication, and for adding amendments.  The limits of our republican form of government are clearly defined in seven articles and twenty-seven amendments and all rights not specified go naturally to the sovereign people.

Today, we are faced with a federal government usurping our Constitution and thereby usurping our personal security, our personal freedom, and our personal sovereignty.  The Constitution has been violated, liberty has been seized, and personal freedom has been expropriated.  Though the President is leading the charge of usurpation, all three branches of government are failing to uphold and defend the United States Constitution as their members were sworn to do.  It is a complete failure of the Republic in the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, and the Presidency.  The Tripartite System of government has failed (it is not failing, it has failed).  

As Ayn Rand said "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."  I would amend Ms. Rand's quote by saying "We are at the stage in America of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."

Today, I have recognized the American test of freedom and liberty as an abject failure. 238 years later, the Republic is dead.  The people of this nation no longer have the fortitude to uphold and defend our liberties because government has stupefied and crushed the will of the people.

Nietzsche said "God is dead"...I say "America is dead"....

~Zarathustra

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Herald News Editorial Translation

I thought I'd offer a quick translation of the recent Herald News editorial titled "Tapping Massachusetts' offshore wind potential".  Sometimes it is tough to decipher what the Herald News staff is trying to get you to believe, so, without further ado, here is a translation of the Herald News editorial:

As New England grapples with a changing energy production landscape, we’re left wondering how we will power our region and its economy. But rather than struggling against powerful economic headwinds beyond our control, we actually have the power to harness the winds of change to our advantage.<=Translation:  Now that the liberal, progressive Democrats have successfully spread the lies and propaganda of global warming and climate change and have closed down coal-fired plants, Democrats are now wondering how the hell they will power their laptops and iPads and 70" televisions....
Just off the SouthCoast, south of Martha’s Vineyard, lies some of the world’s most productive offshore wind energy potential. Now state and local officials, led by New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell and House Speaker Pro-Tempore Patricia Haddad, D-Somerset, want to expedite the potential for turning this renewable energy resource into a reality.<=Translation:  The aforementioned liberal, progressive Democratic leaders will now engage in crony-capitalism between the wind power industry and liberal, progressive Democrats on Beacon Hill. This will be accomplished by favoritism, special tax goodies, mandates, and self-serving state intervention.  It is legal bribery, legal corruption, and self-serving politics that the Democrats on Beacon Hill will support now.
For years, New Bedford has been at the forefront of unlocking the economic benefits of offshore wind energy with its Marine Commerce Terminal and Wind Energy Center, which will become the nation’s first offshore wind terminal.<=I think "forefront" may be over playing the City of New Bedford just a bit...don't ya think?
Now Haddad — long a supporter of coal-fired power due to Somerset’s reliance on the power plant industry<=Alert! Bald Faced Lie — has become a wind power convert. Due to a combination of market and regulatory forces<=i.e. Obama's war on coal, EPA regulations, and Haddad's Cap & Trade law...just to name a few, it’s become clear that the days of coal-fired power plants are numbered. Seeing the benefit that offshore wind power can offer to Somerset, the SouthCoast and the commonwealth, Haddad has become a powerful supporter of offshore wind energy development to help fill the energy and economic gap.<=Translation: Because the Herald News is a liberal, left wing, progressive newspaper, they must always paint a rosy picture of their dear BFF Patricia Haddad, one that will re-write history and make her look good among her blue constituents in Somerset, MA.  So, we'll now say Patricia Haddad long supported coal-fired power (which we know she never did), but now she supports wind power instead because it is the wave of the future and because Haddad is pretty good at crony politics and crony capitalism as pro-tempore speaker...
Haddad is sponsoring an amendment to a renewable energy bill that would require Massachusetts utility companies to purchase 800 megawatts of offshore wind to add to its energy portfolio by 2020. The existing bill requires the utility companies to purchase 2.4 gigawatts of hydroelectric power — mainly produced in Canada — between now and 2020.<=Keyword here is "require".  Whenever government intervenes and requires a sovereign company (or individual) to purchase something, it is automatically bad for the consumer. For instance, National Grid will be forced to purchase wind power, not because it is the best price for electricity, but because the government said so.  The cost of wind power could be (and is) substantially higher than most other sources, but National Grid will be forced and required to buy it from these wind companies (whether they be in Canada or MA).  National Grid will then pass the higher cost of electricity onto the consumers of electricity; you, me, and everyone else.  In short, Haddad is ultimately supporting a massive increase in electricity costs by way of this legislation and her nifty amendment, something the Herald News forgot to mention...
Haddad’s amendment would diversify that renewable energy requirement to include wind power as well.<=Translation:  Haddad will join the crony-capitalist and lead the way of fraudulent  collusion between state government and the wind power industry.
“If we don’t do this, it sends a chilling effect to anyone looking to invest (in wind power),” Haddad told the Editorial Board on Monday. Why should Massachusetts exclusively incentivize hydroelectric power and export all the jobs and economic development associated with the renewable energy requirement to Canada? And, as Haddad pointed out, hydropower alone “puts way too many eggs in one basket.”<=Why should MA taxpayers "incentivize" any company, individual, or method of production?  Why can't Haddad leave production in the hands of capitalism and the free market?  Oh, I forgot, she is a liberal Democrat...
While New Bedford is at the forefront of the offshore wind power effort, Somerset and Bristol County also stand to benefit greatly. Brayton Point’s expected closure would have a devastating effect on our region, both in terms of the lost jobs and associated economic activity and loss to Somerset’s tax base — not to mention the loss of electricity going to the grid. Offshore wind energy could offset that loss and create even more economic activity and jobs across the SouthCoast.<=What the Herald News doesn't mention is who is to blame.  I'll say it for them:  Barack Hussein Obama, the EPA, Marxist Ideologues, environmentalists, and a gaggle of Marxist Beacon Hill politicians like Patricia Haddad.
Haddad sees the existing energy transmission infrastructure at Brayton Point, as well as the shuttered Montaup Power Plant, as the potential linchpin in delivering offshore wind energy into the electric grid. So Haddad is using her legislative influence to push the wind power requirement forward.<=It was only a matter of time before the "legislative influence" tagline entered the picture.  Haddad doesn't like capitalism or freedom or liberty or private property rights, so as all crony capitalist do, they resort to laws, rules, regulations, and big government to require what they, the masterminds of society, demand.  Their Utopia cannot be garnered by a free market, so they must shove it down your throat sideways by way of legislative fiat...
In fact, she said, “If it isn’t put into the bill, it doesn’t make sense to go forward” with the hydropower requirement. Mitchell agreed, saying the bill is “better off dead” without the offshore wind energy component.<=I think it is "better off dead" in any form...
Haddad and Mitchell present a convincing argument for tapping our region’s offshore wind power to fuel our economy. While the cost of producing and delivering offshore wind power is more expensive in the research and development stage, it would be offset by increased jobs and economic development in our own backyard.<=In what world do these people live in?   Where on gods green earth does higher production costs result in increased jobs or increased economic development?  Where?  The opposite is true in a free market economy! But alas, this will be foisted upon humanity by government decree, so increased costs do not matter. At least they admit it will cost more, but that cost will never be offset by jobs or development.  Never!
Furthermore, as Haddad said, New England is at “the end of the pipeline” for every other type of energy. It only makes sense that if we are at “the beginning of the pipeline” of offshore wind energy production, it will pay big dividends in the long term to insulate our region from energy price spikes beyond our control.<=Can I simply say "bullshit" to this paragraph...?
With such vast offshore wind energy potential just off our coastline and the existing infrastructure to deliver this power to the electric grid, Massachusetts would be foolish to leave this “homegrown” energy resource blowing in the wind any longer.<=We are even more foolish reading the biased Herald News Editorial staff opinions and Patricia Haddad's platitudes....
Haddad’s amendment represents the right incentive for offshore wind development at the right time. This legislation deserves the support of the Legislature and Gov. Deval Patrick.<=A shout out to all my fellow Marxists:  Get in line behind this or you will be left outside looking in and cannot partake in all the political shenanigans we'll engage in with our new wind power bedfellows....

Hopefully this translation has been helpful to you...
~Zarathustra

Monday, July 14, 2014

Beacon Hill Chips Away At Constitutional Rights

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"

Those are the words of the 2nd amendment to the United States Constitution as part of the Bill of Rights. They are clear and unambiguous words meant to protect individuals from government infringement of their right to carry fire arms.

Beacon Hill does not care about the 2nd amendment or your sovereign and inalienable rights. 

On July 9, 2014, just fives days after Independence Day, the Massachusetts House passed H4278 by a margin of 112 to 38.  This bill infringes on your inalienable rights to keep and bear arms.  Go here to read the details or here to download the bill text.  This bill now moves to the Senate and then the Governor.  We all know what will happen.  The Senate will approve, the Governor will sign, and individual rights will be further reduced by government.  The liberals never stop chipping away at individual liberty!!

We need to inundate our representatives in the House and Senate to stop this bill from going any further.

Contact Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset) - Patricia.Haddad@mahouse.gov

Contact Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport) - Michael.Rodrigues@masenate.gov

~Zarathustra

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Belief In Nonsense

The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb - Hans Holbein The Younger c.1520-1522
Is it possible to believe that the omnipotent and omniscient creator of the entire universe would personally impregnate a Palestinian virgin in order to facilitate getting his Son into the world as a man?  Is it possible to believe that the same omnipotent and omniscient creator of the entire universe would then allow his innocent Son to be sacrificed and crucified for the sins, crimes, and misdemeanors of the entire human population?  Can you truly say this is a just and good god when he sacrificed one innocent human for the sake of all other guilty humans?  Why wouldn't the omnipotent god cut out the middle man (Christ) and absolve sin by fiat and decree?  Why go through the drama of impregnating Mary (a virgin) to pass your son onto earth only to sacrifice him on the alter of humanity?  What is the point of all this?

How can an otherwise rational person believe such nonsense?

~Zarathustra

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Height Of Hypocrisy

The winners and losers are picked not by free-market capitalism, but by governmental bureaucrats and corrupt Beacon Hill politicians right here in Southeastern Massachusetts.  

The winners are the so-called renewable energy causes hand picked by environmentalist, energy advocates, energy lobbyists, and corrupt politicians.  They win because the free energy market is summarily trumped by crony-capitalists in the renewable energy sector gaining mandated subsidies and mandated "deals" via the Clean Energy Bill put forth by the Beacon Hill Marxist Gang.  

The losers?  Well, the losers are the consumers of electricity.  That is every human being in Southeastern Massachusetts, of course.  We all lose because the free market is trounced and trampled by a corrupt Clean Energy Bill in the MA House by hypocrite Democrats like Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset) and Anthony Cabral (D-New Bedford); they simply never stop ruling, and regulating, and legislating every aspect of our lives.  We all lose because of all the advocates, lobbyists, and environmental corruption leaders promulgating the pseudo-sciences of global warming and climate change.  We pay the price when our National Grid bill arrives in the mail...

And so, at the height of hypocrisy and a new world record for Somerset's Patricia Haddad, we have this quote in this Herald News pieceHaddad said she fought for the two coal plants for years, “not because I’m so married to fossil fuels,” but because of the tax revenue and jobs the plants meant to her small town.  

Really, Mrs. Haddad?  Have you really fought for Montaup and Brayton Point?  This is obviously a lie, a false statement, an intentional untruth, and a deliberate attempt to deceive her constituents.  It is also a re-writing of history.  Haddad never fought for Montaup or Brayton Point.  She has always been on the side of the Environmental Protection Agency, the environmentalists, the Obama administration, the environmental lobby, and voted "Yes" for the Cap and Trade legislation years ago.  She has always been against Montaup and Brayton Point and sought their closure by her Cap and Trade legislation support.  This is a politician at work with two faces.  One face looks at you and tells you what you want to hear, the other face looks at someone else and says the opposite. 

Don't be fooled...Mrs. Haddad is a nice person, but there are many nice people that lie, engage in hypocrisy, and speak from both sides of their mouths.

~Zarathustra

Thursday, July 10, 2014

African Americans Will Suffer The Most...

Like most of Barack Hussein Obama's Marxist policies (and all left wing ideologues), illegal immigration and amnesty will hurt African Americans disproportionately more than most other people in America.  Whenever you hear elitist and millionaire politicians like Barack Hussein Obama talk about the "middle class" or "working class" know that they are borrowing their jargon from the Communist Manifesto to cause resentment and hatred among groups of people.  It is "divide and conquer" by viciously pitting one "class" against another "class" by way of baiting, resentment, and jealously.  Barack Hussein Obama is the master of this political method of governing.

There are no 'classes' in America.  There is no 'middle class'.  That is a fantasy and figment of your imagination.  You are not in a 'class' nor should you want to be in a 'class'.  You are a sovereign individual with a rational brain, a body, and a conscience with inalienable rights and freedoms.  America is comprised of these sovereign individuals like yourself of all types and kinds, all colors and creeds.  Many were born here and many came here legally with due process and did not stampede across a porous border...

How about this The Right Scoop article where Bernadette Lancelin (an African American woman) is very upset that the unaccompanied minors flooding across the border aren’t being sent back home:
It’s not right. Now billions of dollars want to be borrowed from the White House to help feed and house them. 
What about the kids here? In our neighborhood? In our country? Not just in this neighborhood but in our country. 
All these kids? Really? Why can’t they go back? 
I’m sorry that their parents are in poor living conditions or surroundings or whatever’s going on out there. I don’t care. 
I care about what’s going on right here in my own back yard, my neighborhood. 
Am i the only one in this community that’s out here that watches the news this morning. Oh, my god! I feel alone right now this this, and I’m very saddened by it.
How about this from The Gateway Pundit where a group of black Americans spoke out in support of protecting women and children in America BEFORE worrying about the rest of the world. This occurred at the Murrieta California Border Patrol Station on July 4th, 2014.
“If somebody brought six children to your house and you ain’t got no job, are you going to take them in?… Are you going to try to find out where they came from? Are you going to try to send them back?… What are we going to do for the people who are here who are starving already?… Why would we add to the problem?”
 “It’s just too much. We already got starvation, kids walking without with no shoes. We are already taking that on in America. We don’t need other people’s kids to bring more problems.”
Finally, please read this National Review Online article which accurately points out that black Americans will be the most negatively impacted by Barack Hussein Obama's illegal amnesty policies.

You don't have to be smart to realize Obama's illegal immigration policies are simply meant to breed race warfare in America.  Marxists like Obama desire revolution from within and he cannot further his fundamental transformation of America without a revolution.  Race baiting, class warfare, resentment, and jealously are the tools of Marxists like Obama to bring about the desired change and revolution...toward the Utopia the Communists desire, or hell on earth (the reality).

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SATV (Somerset Access Television, Inc)

I'm a devout supporter of free speech, so please understand this is not about curtailing freedom of speech of any person or entity.  I can turn the channel and often do.

That being said, I fail to understand why a non-profit corporation specializing in community television for the Town of Somerset would allow defamation of character and slander to be overtly broadcast on their channels in Somerset, MA.  It seems unethical and irresponsible (and a huge liability risk) that a local television outfit that is for the "public, educational, and government programming for Somerset" would allow a certain person to lie, slander, and defame the character of people; including politicians, elected officials, and private citizens alike.  Why does SATV allow a person to slander and defame the character of people using their television access outlet?  Is it politically motivated?  

I often wonder if this non-profit corporation is funded by any public or taxpayer funds.  Does Comcast/Xfinity fund this station?  How do they generate their revenue to pay employees, purchase equipment, and produce their many programs (many of which are good for the community)? Do their sponsors sanction the slander that is broadcast on the programming? Does that make their sponsors liable of slander and defamation of character as co-sponsors of slanderous programming?

If I were SATV management, a producer, a sponsor, or a Director, I would take a serious look at whether I support good solid community programming for the Town of Somerset in all the programs offered on SATV.  While the majority of programs are solid community programs, there is one program, in particular, that seems to be trash television that specializes in defamation of character and slander.  I hope my tax dollars aren't paying for it....I hope my Comcast bill isn't paying for it...

~Zarathustra

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

No Mas La Raza

Sarah Palin has, once again, hit the nail squarely on the head.  She doesn't mince words, says what she means, and means what she says.  She is absolutely 100% correct.  Because of that, the liberal elites, the Harry Reid's, the Chuck Shummer's, the Dick Durbin's, the Nancy Pelosi's, the E.J. Dionne's and vast crooked and biased media will claim she is a racist and a xenophobe and will summarily be placed in the "Tea Bagger" box (a.k.a. Constitutional Conservative) with Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul.  
Read back on my blog and you will see I have been saying exactly the same thing as Sarah Palin for months now...
The following Sarah Palin article just appeared on Breibart:
Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. This is his fundamental transformation of America. It’s the only promise he has kept. Discrediting the price paid for America’s exceptionalism over our history, he’s given false hope and taxpayer’s change to millions of foreign nationals who want to sneak into our country illegally. Because of Obama’s purposeful dereliction of duty an untold number of illegal immigrants will kick off their shoes and come on in, competing against Americans for our jobs and limited public services. There is no end in sight as our president prioritizes parties over doing the job he was hired by voters to do. Securing our borders is obviously fundamental here; it goes without saying that it is his job
The federal government is trillions of dollars in debt, many cities are on the verge of insolvency, our overrun healthcare system, police forces, social services, schools, and our unsustainably generous welfare-state programs are stretched to the max. We average Americans know that. So why has this issue been allowed to be turned upside down with our “leader” creating such unsafe conditions while at the same time obstructing any economic recovery by creating more dependents than he allows producers? His friendly wealthy bipartisan elite, who want cheap foreign labor and can afford for themselves the best “border security” money can buy in their own exclusive communities, do not care that Obama tapped us out.  
Have faith that average American workers – native-born and wonderful legal immigrants of all races, backgrounds, and political parties – do care because we’re the ones getting screwed as we’re forced to follow all our government’s rules while others are not required to do so. Many now feel like strangers in their own land. It’s the American worker who is forced to deal with Obama’s latest crisis with our hard-earned tax dollars while middle class wages decrease, sustainable jobs get more scarce, and communities become unrecognizable and bankrupted due to Obama’s flood of illegal immigration. 
Who’s looking out for the American worker? Who has their backs? Who fights for them? 
We should.
President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here. It’s not going to get better, and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along, and, mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. Court System with appointments that will forever change the basic interpretation of our Constitution’s role in protecting our rights. 
It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment.
The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is. 

~Zarathustra

Minimum Wage Junkies

Margaret LaFleur and Anabela Medeiros stand outside St. Michael Church. Both ladies collected signatures as part of a grassroots effort to raise the minimum wage.
Socialists M. LaFleur and A. Medeiros
after killing off another 9,600 jobs
in MA.
The very first sentence of a recent Herald News article is so telling of the liberal leanings of the Fall River menstruation rag:  

"At least 9,600 people in the city will get raises on Jan. 1 when the minimum wage increases to $9 an hour."

Maybe they will get a raise, maybe they will not. Perhaps the businesses that employ them fail to see them as worth $9/hour.  Perhaps the businesses will now need to cut staffing or lay off workers due to the new government mandate.  Perhaps the businesses will cut their employees hours and benefits to defer the new mandated cost. Perhaps everyone will pay more for goods and services because of the new wage increase.  Perhaps the businesses will go out of business due to increased costs.  Perhaps they will move their business to another state or out of the country altogether.  Perhaps 9,600 people in Fall River and New Bedford will lose their job, their income, and their livelihood because of the minimum wage increase passed by Beacon Hill. Maybe it will happen now or maybe it will happen gradually when the increase goes to $11/hour.  But, I can assure you it will happen.

As I've written before, raising the minimum wage disincentives job growth and job creation for small and large businesses alike, thereby hurting the very people it claims to help, the worker.  

It hurts businesses since business must make adjustments for higher wages and increased costs.  Businesses do this by not hiring workers, cutting employee work hours, reducing benefits, and increasing prices for goods and services to everyone.  Businesses do not absorb the increased cost due to increased wages, they pass it onto consumers and their workforce.

Minimum wage increases hurt the very people the socialist claim to want to help.  An increase in minimum wage will only hurt the job prospects for the unemployed, youth, low skilled workers, and minorities by forcing the businesses to stop hiring due to increased costs.  Businesses may also fire people if they believe the higher wage does not match the benefit they obtain from the worker.  You may not be worth $10/hour to your employer.

Only the free market can determine the correct wage you should be paid for what you have to offer to your employer.  There should be no minimum wage set by either the state or federal government.

For some great analysis on this subject, see the Policy Analysis by the Cato Institute.

You can be certain that Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset) and Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport) supported the job-killing minimum wage increase to $11/hour by January, 2017.  These two clowns have done everything in their power to make Southeastern Massachusetts into a third world district of poor, downtrodden, minimum wage junkies.  Yet, you keep voting for them?

~Zarathustra

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hatred Of The Constitution

The more I experience and observe about the left, the more I come to understand their utter hatred of the United States and the United States Constitution.  There is hatred there and they are no longer afraid to spew their anger at the only document that binds us together as a people and a nation.  Our republican form of government is getting in the way of their Utopian credo because they do not control all three branches of government. Interestingly, there are no Constitutional complaints from the left when they control the presidency and congress.

They (the left) now talk of a Progressive Constitution or a Constitution of Opportunity due to a rising tide of "economic inequalities".  This new document so to speak would allow "broadly shared well-being" and mandate "the widest distribution among people, not only political power, but of the advantages of wealth, education, and social influences".  This is the new Progressive Constitution.  If you need the details of this new Progressive Constitution, please refer to The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.  If you want to know how it will be implemented, please read Animal Farm by George Orwell or read about the implementation tactics of Joseph Stalin.

Yes, my friends, you may have guaranteed economic equality, you may share in political power and share in wealth and education by mandate of government, but that will come at a significant price to all, including you.  The cost is your freedom and your liberty.  Are you willing to sacrifice yourself to everyone else by the full force of the United States Government?

It is time to take sides.  You either desire freedom or you desire all-controlling, centralized, iron-fisted government, but it has been proven you cannot have both.

~Zarathustra

Friday, July 4, 2014

Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence


IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. 
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. 
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. 
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. 
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. 
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. 
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. 
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers. 
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. 
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. 
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. 
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. 
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: 
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: 
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: 
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: 
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: 
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: 
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences 
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies: 
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: 
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. 
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. 
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. 
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. 
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. 
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
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Please do not forget the true meaning of July 4th.  It is contained in the text above.  Happy 4th of July....
~Zarathustra