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A $15 Minimum Wage? Fat chance!

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Once again, we continue to fight the battle over minimum wage.

Don’t they realize that the reason why costs have gone up on things is because the Fed continues to devalue the American Dollar by dumping more of their printed works of financial fiction into the market?  What that does is require EVERYONE to take a pay cut.  This is why we have those “adjusted for inflation” numbers – it’s because money isn’t worth what it once was.

If they indeed raise the minimum wage, then the cost of everything goes up to match inflation.  Do you seriously want to pay $15 for a Big Mac?

The thing is, the value of goods and services are what someone will pay for them.  But cost is not an evaluation of value because it’s contingent upon changing dynamics.  Instead, how about we value things based on the amount of time to acquire them?

For example, let’s take your time.  Every person, no matter age, gender, skin color, or ethnicity, gets 24 hours a day – 168 hours in a week.   You want to buy a microwave oven for $80 and you make $10/hr (taxes notwithstanding).  That’s a full day’s wages, spent for that microwave.

Folks, this is what economics is built on – simple unchanging ideas of the value of things.

Now, not to be overly mean, but many of these whiny people working min-wage jobs aren’t running around with college degrees (or have degrees in non employable fields).  They lack drive to actually improve themselves – but rather, want that entitlement.  They think they are actually WORTH more money than their being paid.

So, something I heard on Rush today – ask one of these nitwits how much is enough.  $20/hr?  $30/hr?  $50/hr?  Sooner or later, they will see that $50/hr is too much for flipping burgers at which point, you get them on their valuation.

Minimum wage jobs aren’t meant to build careers on.  People that aspire to nothing more than to flip burgers don’t deserve the bigger salaries.  No one out there is saying, “you deserve to be paid more!”.  So why should I demand it?

Stay rabid, my friends…

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August 29, 2013 at 9:48 pm

An Open Letter to Rev. Al Sharpton

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Dear Rev. Sharpton:

Today, you’re marching around Washington DC to talk about how the movement towards black equality that Dr. King preached hasn’t gone as far as you would like.  I’m not sure what you’re talking about, since blacks can do anything they put their hearts to doing.  Yet, you continue to display deeply disturbing character for a man who calls himself “Reverend”.

It really is disturbing how much rhetoric you unnecessarily throw out there these days, trying to sell us all on the fact that the problem of so-called racism while the greatest majority of the white and Hispanic population don’t have a problem with accepting blacks.

Bill Cosby has a better grip on what’s going on in the black community than you do.

Today, a startling 73% of all African-American babies born are born out of wedlock to single mothers.  With words like “baby-momma” and “baby-daddy” as part of the everyday vernacular, the question is not about acceptance of black people, but a condemnation of black “morality”.

Today, lyrics to rap music promote behavior that is absolutely atrocious by any standard of civilized man.  You talk about how “white people in their caves, while black people were building empires”.  Yet today, black people seem to be less interested in furthering their cause by minding their “content of their character”, as Dr. King so eloquently put forth.  You rail on how society has to keep building jails, but refuse to condemn the staggering amount of black crime going on.  Yet, you blame this on blacks not having access to meaningful employment.

No man gets a pass to do evil because of his environment.

Any black man can rise above his bonds and be an equal, but he must take it.  We are all born equal, but we don’t live life that way.  If a black man wants to be president, he can be – this has been proven – although the man in there is a terrible president because he simply does not understand what real liberty is.  What the lot of blacks that you are defending want isn’t liberty or equality, it’s entitlement – they don’t want the opportunity; they want the rewards without the effort.  The ones that don’t make excuses for the way they live are the ones that I am proud to call my equal – because they live moral lives and work hard to help themselves and their common man.

But you, sir, don’t talk about any of that.  Instead, you blame all of your problems on white society and a history long since gone.  Didn’t you forget that it was white Republicans that fought for emancipation and white Democrats that fought against it?  Yet you ally yourself with, what Senator Elbert Guillory calls, “the party of the overseers.”

Perhaps it’s time that you, yourself, clean up your own backyard before you start digging in on everyone else.

First, you go on record saying that there “is nothing to protest” about a “random” black-on-white attack where Chris Lane lost his life.  But if you actually read your bible like a good little preacher should, you would find that any murder is worth protest, because it is all wrong in the eyes of God.

You’ve been completely silent over the very recent death of Mr. Delbert Belton.  Are you going to attribute your silence over the fact that it was just “a random act” with “no reason to protest” too?  I guarantee you would be on a plane if the murder was a black WWII veteran beaten down by white thugs – even IF it were random.

Your outcry about Trayvon Martin was wholly directed at proving that George Zimmerman killed Martin out of racist motives, yet, despite his own testimony and the court testimonies, you push it away, dismissing it out of hand, because a black kid was shot.  Did you also forget that Zimmerman was Hispanic, yet you blamed the white community, as you always do.

What about last year when you asked Bill O’Reilly for a grant for the kids in Harlem because your charity was broke.  He wrote you a grant for $25,000 yet you still rail on him.  Oh, because of all the gutter talk, right?  Well, you would know gutter talk, because you’ve used the words, “cracker”, “Chinaman”, “Greek homos”, and “white people in caves”.  For a man who is supposed to be filled with God’s spirit and his words, I see more gutter-chatter than what should come from a man of God.

A couple of years ago, during the Wisconsin State Fair, a mob attack broke out where blacks openly threw racist remarks at the white folks they attacked. Yet where were you? Where were you and Jesse Jackson – where was your outrage?

Let’s rewind the tape further back – in 2007, Don Imus was fired (after your yammering) because he called the Rutgers Basketball team “nappy-headed ho’s”, yet your attack just a few weeks later against Mitt Romney and how “those that really believed in God would defeat him”, attacking his faith was generally ignored.

We’re all STILL waiting for you to recant your remarks towards Mario Cuomo regarding Tawana Brawley’s hoax rape allegations.

There are many more instances here.  But they have a word for this behavior, sir – hypocrisy.

It’s time for you and people like you to go away – retire on whatever pathetic laurels you have left.  Retire your old, outdated arguments and allow us in the 21st century, red, yellow, black and white* to realize the dream of equality, not the race-pimping and attention-whoring that you and Jesse Jackson do so well.

We’re so done listening to your moronic rhetoric.

To my friends and new followers on Twitter,

Stay rabid, my friends.

 

 

* An expression from the song, “Jesus Loves the Little Children”

 

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August 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Remembering Shorty

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I never had the privilege of meeting him.  We’re not even within 1000 miles of one another and  a good chance we have never been.  But tonight, this post goes out to Mr. Delbert “Shorty” Belton, an 88 year old, WWII combat veteran, who was wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa.

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There aren’t many of our WWII vets left – men who were there to tell the tales that most of us will only read about in history books.  They are a treasure within this nation.  Men of valor and courage who stepped up when their country called them to service.

Shorty, though, died this morning, after succumbing to his injuries as a result of a merciless attack by two punk kids.  According to Spokane police, Mr. Belton was beaten down by two African-American kids, ages somewhere between 16 and 19.

Shorty, according to his friend Ted Denison, was the kind of guy who would be your friend in minutes.  A nice guy who loved working on cars and shooting pool.  He survived being shot in the leg during the war.  He worked for 30 years in an aluminum plant.

And two piece-of-crap punks beat him down.  There was no reason for it.  They just killed him.

Why?  What did Shorty do to deserve this?  He deserved to be honored as a war hero, just like all of our other soldiers. He deserved to enjoy the fruits of his labor in the country he bled for. And he deserved to leave this world in peace, honorably, and with the love of a grateful nation. He didn’t deserve what happened to him.

And you know, Obama will say nothing.  Sharpton will say nothing. Jackson will say nothing.  They have been yammering on and on about hate crimes and yet, they will quietly let this one pass.

I won’t.

My blog may not have a lot of readers, or get a lot of attention in the mainstream; it never was intended to be much more than my way of venting about the nonsense of the world.  But The Rabid Conservative won’t just let this one go.

This was clearly a hate crime, and it’s time for those who were angry about the Trayvon Martin incident to step up and show that they aren’t hypocrites.  If we’re going to make a big stink about racial hate, then I think it’s time that we start being consistent.

Before we lose more heroes like Shorty.

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August 22, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Screw the ACLU – Manning Got Off Easy

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35 Years?  Seriously?  Here’s a guy who compromised more data than Robert Hanssen did back in the 80’s in one stroke and they’re giving him only 35 years, where he is even eligible for parole in just 8 years.  I guess aiding and abetting the enemy isn’t the same thing.

I don’t know, perhaps my time in the military was different because I learned that compromising intelligence gets people killed.  Perhaps all of those briefings about keeping classified data made me think that there are folks out there in the world who wanted to harm the US through the use of our secrets.  Maybe there is something to that old cliché that says, “Loose lips sink ships”. 

“When a soldier who shared information with the press and public is punished far more harshly than others who tortured prisoners and killed civilians, something is seriously wrong with our justice system,”  – Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.

Screw you, Ben.  How many people are going to suffer now as a result of what Manning did?  Do you have any idea that when members of the military begin to waiver in their duty to protect intelligence, they can cause serious damage to our soldiers in garrison or the field?  Probably not.  He didn’t “share information with the press and public”, he compromised national security.  That’s the part you don’t get, you idiot.

Personally, I believe Manning deserves more time in prison.  Nothing he did was honorable.  In my book, he provided aid and comfort to the enemy by disclosing information with which he was entrusted.  He signed an agreement that he wouldn’t divulge – and that agreement didn’t give him the OK to do it when his conscience demanded it.  He violated his oath and now, he will pay for it.

But not enough in my book.

(by the way, I’m going to be mad about this.  And I don’t want to hear anything from those people that thought Zimmerman got off easy for the Trayvon Martin thing)

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August 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

First Opulence – The Dog Gets a Plane

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I have commented a number of times regarding the Obama’s sheer amount of obscene opulence.  From all the lavish vacations taken by Michelle Obama, to separate vacations and the separate travelling, now, we hit a new low.

Bo, the Obama’s Portuguese Water Dog is getting his own plane – an MV-22 Osprey.  He’ll have to share it with a bag full of basketballs and some luggage, but still.

And as I said before, I don’t mind the President taking a vacation once in a while, perhaps one day, I’ll get to take one before I keel over.  But this guy and his family takes more vacations than anyone I know or know of.

The thing is, with respect to the sequester, the White House is still closed, yet he does stuff like this.  How much is it going to cost to fly these two Ospreys up to Martha’s Vineyard?  How much is it going to be to house the Secret Service, staffers, and the entourage following?

It was said the Obama’s had to downsize to a 5,400 square foot, $7M place for their vacation.  Cry me a river.

Enjoy your time off, Mr. President.  Hope Bo has a nice flight.  We’re paying for it – some of us, barely.

Jerk.

 

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August 12, 2013 at 7:34 am

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