Peccable reflections

This is offered to assist with your social graces. Some of you may have experienced one or more of these problems. Watch for the warning signs if you can.

Alcohol Warning Labels

If the government really wants to help they should put useful warning labels on products. For instance alcohol should come with labels warning consumers of these unintended side effects:

1. The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell happened to your bra.

2. The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

3. The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a retard.

4. The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.

5. The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing.

6. The consumption of alcohol may lead you to believe that ex-lovers are really dying for you to telephone them at four in the morning.

7. The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can logically converse with other members of the opposite sex without spitting.

8. The consumption of alcohol may make you think you have mystical Kung Fu powers, resulting in you getting your ass kicked.

9. The consumption of alcohol may cause you to roll over in the morning and see something really scary.

10. The consumption of alcohol is the leading cause of inexplicable rug burns on the forehead.

11. The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people.

12. The consumption of alcohol may lead you to believe you are invisible.

13. The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you.

14. The consumption of alcohol may cause a disturbance in the time-space continuum, whereby gaps of time may seem to literally disappear.

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Mélange

A short compilation of idiocy in America.

 

There’s easy relief for the taxpayers in the states controlled by the Social Democrats.

No relief in sight for taxpayers denied deductions for state and local taxes

President Donald Trump again indicated this week that he might be open to revisiting the new limit on state and local tax deductions that hits many middle-income residents hard in California and other high-tax, Democratic states.

Even so, don’t count on any changes soon to the Republican tax law that went into effect last year.

Legislative and political realities mean the $10,000 cap is unlikely to be scrapped or increased until after the 2020 elections at the earliest.

Although opposition to the cap is widely believed to have helped defeat Republican House members in California, New York and New Jersey last November, a key Senate Republican is adamantly opposed to a change. And increasing or eliminating the cap probably wouldn’t help get those seats back.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat and leader of the fight against the cap, this month called the new tax policy “an economic civil war that helps red states at the expense of blue states.”

Cuomo met with Trump at the White House Tuesday to discuss the matter.

“I told the president myself today: SALT repeal is hurting us. And if you hurt New York, you’re harming the economic engine of the nation,” Cuomo tweeted afterward. [snip]

Republicans argue that the state and local tax deduction is mostly used by the wealthy and is unfair to residents of lower-tax states. Capping the deduction helped simplify the tax code and make it more equitable, they said.

What’s more, the rules adopted by the new House Democratic majority mean they would have to raise hundreds of billions of dollars elsewhere to make up for the tax revenue lost by reinstating the deduction. That would increase Republican opposition. [snip]

Each of the complaining states can easily remediate this problem. Toss out the illegals, cut welfare, vote for capitalism, not socialism and the problem is solved.

 

She’s head of the House? Dear God, does she know what century we’re in now.

CONFUSION: Pelosi wishes ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ — on Valentine’s Day!

What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi?

The House Speaker held a public bill signing on Thursday, and during her remarks, she wished reporters a “Happy Thanksgiving.”

It was Valentine’s Day. She was a mere 84 days late.
Watch:

The woman second in line to the presidency didn’t correct herself.

Earlier in the day, the House Speaker gave her weekly brief press conference, she could be seen suffering brain freezes, confusing millions and billions, and at one point, caught herself holding up only five fingers while talking about six bills. [snip]

This is what Progressivism does to the brain.

 

Death in the kitchen. Another alarm from the mushwits.

Burnt toast could be more toxic than TRAFFIC FUMES, scientists warn

BURNT toast can expose people to more pollution than if they were standing at a busy road junction, a study has claimed.

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin found burnt toast was especially harmful and the safest way was to “go for gold” – allowing the bread to turn a light gold colour.

The team of experts built a mock-up of a three-bed house and equipped it with monitors to assess how everyday activities impacted on air quality.

Roasting and frying can also prove to be toxic, the research found.

The team of experts built a mock-up of a three-bed house and equipped it with monitors to assess how everyday activities impacted on air quality.

Roasting and frying can also prove to be toxic, the research found.

But researcher Marina Vance said the biggest shock was discovering just what the impact of toasters was.

It was found they sent toxic particles into the air the moment they are switched on, The Times has reported.

Vance said at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: “When you make toast, the heating element starts warming up the debris and gunk in the toaster which includes oils.”

Other pollutants included cleaning agents, especially household sprays, and air-purifiers which give off scents when plugged in to a socket.

Scented candles and wood-burning stoves were also found to be powerful polluters.

Other research recently published in the academic journal Atmosphere measured just how bad some of the pollutants were. [snip]

Evryone needs to move out to their backyard or nearest park where they can browse on the luscious herbs and forbs  found there. Just avoid where the dogs peed.

 

Illegal Immigration

The ongoing ‘Charlie Foxtrot’ in the halls of Congress should cause wonder and concern that this Country, America, is actually governable.

Emergencies in Perspective…from Rico

I’m certain the MSM and the Democrats (C) will be certain to provide a calm, logical, and factual perspective on the just declared “emergency”…hahahahaha, just kidding!
– They will, as a matter of course, lie their collective Communist asses off shamelessly, expecting the ignorati to swallow the lies of the ingnoranuses.

It’s a matter of perspective, and when your purpose is to harm America…then you look at things entirely differently than if you purpose is to defend and protect America.
– What is a desirable ‘feature’ to the former, is a ‘bug’ to be shunned to the latter.

Here is a good comparison of how recent Presidents pre-Trump perceived emergencies.
– This in itself should give you a pretty good indication that the histrionics, alligator tears, gnashing of teeth, and rending of political garments the world will now be subjected to by the drama queens of the Left is pure, unadulterated, bovine excrement.poi

Ponder this

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.

~ Albert Camus

Humor

Maurice shows up at his favorite watering hole with a glum look on his face, sits down at the bar and orders a beer.

“What’s the matter Maurice, why so down and out? queries the bartender.

“Oh hell, I’ve had this fear of monsters under the bed since I was a kid.” I found a shrink that says he can rid me of this, but it is going to cost me $200 an hour and will take maybe four months.” “I can’t afford those rates.”

“I can help cure that and it won’t take four months nor cost $200 an hour” the bar keep told Maurice.

“Really?’ replied Maurice. “That would be wonderful. How can you do that.”

“Cut the legs off the bed”, said the barkeep.

Bent Genders

Identity politics produces one large item: Internecine wars.

Feminist Attacks Pro-Trans Twitter as a ‘Boys Club’

Last year, Twitter permanently banned the feminist journalist Meghan Murphy for tweets disagreeing with transgender identity. She’s suing. Ironically, Twitter issued the final ban for a tweet referring to a man as a man, even though he presented as male on social media at the time. Murphy has slammed Twitter as “sexist,” and her lawyer agreed that the company seems to act like a “boys club.”

“We don’t know who’s making the decisions here, but with respect to her speech, it does seem to be a boys club,” Noah Peters, one of Murphy’s lawyers, told PJ Media on Wednesday. (Supporters can donate to the legal fund here.)

Last December, Murphy wrote an article about her suspension and Twitter’s alleged sexism. She recalled receiving “numerous, explicit violent threats,” which the company refused to take down. “I have been told to ‘shut up and die,’ to ‘choke,’ to ‘commit suicide,’ and so on and so forth,” she wrote. “All of these tweets, which seem to very clearly fit within the definition of ‘abusive tweets,’ were lobbed my way attached to the word ‘TERF,’ which, as most of you know, is a term used to smear and denigrate those who question transgender ideology.”

“Indeed, it is a term primarily aimed at women, only used in the pejorative, with the intentional purpose of bullying the target and damaging their reputation. That is to say, it inarguably fits the definition of a slur,” Murphy noted.

Yet it seems Twitter did more than just allow slurs and incitements of violence against Murphy. Jonathan Yaniv — who occasionally identifies himself as “Jennifer” — bragged about getting Murphy suspended, and called for her to be charged with hate crimes under Canadian law. Her crime? Opposing transgender identity on Twitter by saying, “Men are not women” and “Trans women are not women.” [snip]

Sit back and enjoy yourself as the Left attacks their protected identities for any and all transgressions.

Observations

Starting with LBJ’s misnamed “Great Society”, America and Americans have become less educated more indoctrinated into a socialist world.

With some exceptions, each current crop of ‘students’ knows less history, civics, math and grammar. The worse aspect of this is that each class of grads produces teachers who are less versed in the aforementioned subjects. It is difficult to teach by staying one page ahead of your class.

The result of this debacle is the following.

D’oh: Only 1 state passes US citizenship test, DC fails big

A majority in every state except Vermont has failed the U.S. Citizenship test, the latest sign that Americans aren’t very good history students.

In the multiple choice version of the test given to immigrants seeking citizenship, 53 percent of Vermonters passed.

More than half of those in every other state failed, and in Washington, D.C., 58 percent failed, said the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, which does the survey.

Only one-in-four nationally passed the 20-questions.

In its latest test, the Foundation said that 15 percent of adults knew the year the Constitution was written and only 25 percent knew how many amendments there are.

Also, of 41,000 quizzed, 25 percent did not know that freedom of speech was guaranteed under the First Amendment, and 57 percent did not know that Woodrow Wilson was the commander in chief during World War I.

The top states were Vermont are Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana, and Virginia. At the bottom were Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Louisiana.

The Foundation is a leading group pushing for better history education. It has launched a new initiative to make learning history easier and fun.

And just time time.

“Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Vermonters were the sole group able to pass the multiple-choice test. Even more disturbing, only 27 percent of those under the age of 45 nationally were able to demonstrate a basic understanding of American history. Nationally, only four in 10 Americans passed the exam,” said the group.

“Unfortunately, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation has validated what studies have shown for a century: Americans don’t possess the history knowledge they need to be informed and engaged citizens,” said Foundation President Arthur Levine.

Isn’t this just swell stuff? At some point this will collapse into “Idioracy”.