Have you ever debated a Liberal Democrat? Well, that is a start, but debating only one Liberal Democrat won’t help you see what most have in common. Instead of identifying the problem they want to solve and debating alternative solutions, they magnify their favorite problem out of proportion, focus on “doing something”, and attack anyone who disagrees with “doing something”. Instead of debating, they try to shame you into shutting up. Sounds absurd, right? Well, it is absurd. So why do they do it? They don’t want you to hear, see, or speak of the evil they are responsible for.
Here are couple of obvious examples.
Abdel showed up at his local Pennsylvania motor vehicle office to take his driver’s license test — and walked out having registered to vote, even though he is not a citizen.
He said his command of English isn’t good and the computer system was unclear, but he somehow managed to sign up even though he knew he shouldn’t. (continued here (washingtontimes.com))
Even though our government spends trillions every year and controls military and police forces, we make very little effort to protect the integrity of our voting systems. Yet the same political party primarily responsible for that pretends to be alarmed that Donald Trump might have colluded with the Russians to steal an election. Does the lack of any evidence matter? No. Because they don’t like him, Trump must be guilty.
With a little investigation, it is obvious that Democrats do their best to encourage illegal aliens to vote (see here (conservativedailypost.com), here (sacbee.com), and here (nymag.com)). Hence, their concern over Russia is farcical. What has been true for decades is still true. We have much more reason to fear that some of our own people, not foreigners, will steal our elections.
The Plastic Straw Ban
2018 will forever be remembered as the year that hating plastic straws went mainstream. Once the lonely cause of environmental cranks, now everyone wants to eliminate these suckers from daily life.
In July, Seattle imposed America’s first ban on plastic straws. Vancouver, British Columbia, passed a similar ban a few months earlier. There are active attempts to prohibit straws in New York City, Washington, D.C., Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco. A-list celebrities from Calvin Harris to Tom Brady have lectured us on giving up straws. Both National Geographic and The Atlantic have run long profiles on the history and environmental effects of the straw. Vice is now treating their consumption as a dirty, hedonistic excess. (continued here (reason.com))
Banning straws. So what? Why take an interest in this? Because it is so outrageously stupid!
Companies have said they will phase in paper straws or bamboo coffee-stirrers, but Ms. Logomasini pointed out that plastic products are more environmentally friendly than those made of paper in at least one respect: Producing plastic takes less energy.
“Making paper is more energy intensive. So are we getting ahead? Probably not. I mean, it’s stupid,” she said. “Why would Starbucks ban straws in Omaha, Nebraska? They’re not getting in the ocean in Omaha, Nebraska. It’s ridiculous.” (from here (washingtontimes.com)).
This is inexplicably dumb. Because we are prideful and ignorant, we waste too many precious resources accomplishing meaningless things. Instead of admitting we don’t know what to do and trying to figure out what needs to be done, we pose and preen over the most ridiculously foolish accomplishments. Of course, because such conduct is so indefensible, we attack when anyone points out the utter stupidity.