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March 11, 2016

We Are Governed By Idiots, Liars And Thieves


No mortgage, no college tuition, no more kids at home. In other words, I just wrote out the biggest federal income tax check in my life for the biggest tax bill of my life and then I read this:
The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds.

President Obama’s new deportation amnesty could grant Social Security numbers to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants, making many of them eligible for tax refunds under the Earned Income Tax Credit even for years when they cheated on their taxes, by working off the books and not filing tax returns.

“Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code requires an SSN on the return, but a taxpayer claiming the EITC is not required to have an SSN before the close of the year for which the EITC is claimed,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wrote in his letter to Sen. Charles E. Grassley on Wednesday.

March 10, 2016

Friends

Today for the first time in over 20 years I went to a gym and worked out. I spent an hour on the treadmill and thirty minutes lifting and felt great. I'll probably be sore tomorrow.

This was my first time in the exercise section. As I was walking around checking out the facility (it's huge) I stopped at the treadmills and found myself looking at a retired cop I haven't seen for quite some time. Tommy and I worked midnights for years back in the 80's; he had to retire on disability after he blew his back out on a routine traffic call.

We talked for about an hour as we worked the treadmills (he is diabetic and has had several heart by passes - he has to keep his weight down) and caught up on a bunch of stuff; a lot of it heartbreaking. Tommy has had some hard times in the past ten years, real hard times. I left to go work out on the weight training machines and Tommy left ... to visit his wife's grave. He does that almost every day. She's been gone for over six years. Cancer. He talks about her like she's still alive. He still wears his wedding ring. Dang...

I intend on going to go to the gym - awwrite it's a health club - on a regular basis. I need to take better care of myself and I want  to reestablish some old relationships. There's a bunch of retired cops that use the gym (Tommy gave me the skinny on about a dozen retirees - you know, the low down, he's like a broad that way) and a few of them I'd really like to see again. Others - ahhhh - not so much.

Working almost full time at my age and not going to the retirement meetings has isolated me somewhat from my old companions. The retirees association and the FOP for some reason always meet on Wednesdays and we have Wednesday services at our church. That and it's the same buncha guys talking about the same issues every time, every meeting. Drink the beers, eat the pizza, play cards.

Anyway, Tommy went on and on while we walked, he needed that - I realize it. But I do too,  so do we all. It was good to see Tommy. Real good. I hope he felt the same.

And then this afternoon I stumbled across this.
Studies show that deep male friendships may be good for our biological hearts too. Friendships can reduce stress, make us more resilient to future stresses, decrease our chances of getting depressed or anxious, and help keep us healthy. One study found that having a friend is as important to a person's health as quitting smoking.
It's an interesting article, particularly the part about how our bodies react to a friend.

The Hollywood Celebrity Itinerary

In this skirmish in The War On Idiots, the NY Post takes no prisoners.
We don’t know for sure that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are the most horrible parents on Earth. But the case for that seems strong when you consider their ├╝berentitled, brainless, self-adoring, twaddle-spewing little munchkins.
This was an adjustment round.
Short, 45 left.
Correction: right 45, add 200.
These kids are to childhood what the script of “After Earth” was to writing. Spoiled? Too mild. These kids are nuclear narcissists. The elder Smiths may have boycotted the Oscars because they weren’t nominated, but they boycotted parenting because they couldn’t be bothered to raise kids with any grounding in reality.
Targets bracketed. Fire for effect.
Naming their children after themselves via gender-reversal — the boy, Jaden, is 17, while his sister, Willow, is 15 — turned out to be merely the first sign that the Smith household would be a greenhouse in which all egos would be jacked up on maximum-strength fertilizer (the Hollywood kind) and cultivated to grow crazily.
There's more as the targets disappear in a cloud of deflated egos.

This Post article is not funny. These kids are well on their way to being maladjusted, desperately unhappy adults.

Bid them Bon Voyage on the Cruise Ship Neurotic Depression as they sail forbidden waters: Sex, Drugs, Gender Confusion, Psychoanalysis, Prison, Resentment and Suicide. It's all there on the Hollywood Celebrity Itinerary.


March 9, 2016

Lt. General White Privilege

This happy horseshit will be the end of us. The Army has gone off the deep end. It's like the Crips and Bloods have assumed command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained documents from the United States Department of the Army revealing that in April 2015, 400 soldiers in the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, Georgia, were subjected to a “white privilege” briefing, including a PowerPoint presentation instructing the attendees: “Our society attaches privilege to being white and male and heterosexual …”

The slideshow also informed the soldiers: “Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans.” It alleged that there are unspecified “powerful forces everywhere” keeping different kinds of people from being valued, accepted, and appreciated, but “we act as if it doesn’t exist.” This alleged privilege creates a “yawning divide” in income, wealth, and dignity. The material described a mythical African woman who isn’t aware that she’s black until she comes to America, encounters “white racism” and discovers the U.S. is “organized according to race.”
If Gen. Patton were still alive he'd be fixing to ram his ivory gripped .45's up someone's ass. And I don't mean mother-of-pearl grips, that's for pimps.

March 6, 2016

Hillary's Health Report

If you want the real lowdown on Hillary Clinton's health, you'll have to wait for her pre-prison sentencing report.

Right now she states that she's more than well enough for the stressful duties of the Oval Office.

Standing before a judge she'll claim that she's too sick for a walker-assisted stroll in the exercise yard plus she's allergic to barbed wire, bad food and tattoos...

Count on it.