Recently, your humble correspondent wrote a Get Out The Vote blog post, as he is ofttimes wont to do. The responses from across the Intertubez ranged from “hell yeah” to “meh”, with the “meh” contingent far outnumbering the active supporters of our constitutional rights. Things like “the 1% are the only people who can get elected, so why bother?”

This is regrettably not uncommon. People have become so accustomed to being rolled over by The Man, they assume that nothing can be done to stop it. Which, of course, is what oppressors WANT. Derp.

Gentle Reader, almost nothing is impossible. Very little is inevitable. Many things are difficult, but that is no reason to just lay down and give up. The plutocrats and oligarchs who have seized control of our government are counting on our giving up.

And that alone is reason enough to keep waving our “digital salutes” at the lot of them, to remain active, and to never give up fighting for the country that is ours.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

The link below takes you to a research study that proves what we already know in our guts: rich motherf***ers have bought our government and are using it to steal the rest of us blind. And they can do it because so few Americans vote. Here’s the money quote:

Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association,and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policy making is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.

(Emphasis mine)

The reason this happens, Gentle Reader, is because the 1% have no competition for the attention of our “representatives”. Since the majority of eligible voters do not vote, the Governors, Delegates, Congresscritters and Senators around the country do not fear our disapproval. But they DO fear the wrath of the rich who have bought them.

The only way to change this dynamic is to rise up as one (“e pluribus unum”) and exercise our constitutional rights by voting. When millions of us cast the loathsome wretches out of office, and do so time and again, they’ll respond.

It takes each of us a few hours, twice a year, to vote. It costs the 1% billions of dollars to purchase and maintain their control of our nation. We can earn an enormous return on a tiny investment if we all just take a few minutes and make the investment.

http://www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materials/Gilens%20and%20Page/Gilens%20and%20Page%202014-Testing%20Theories%203-7-14.pdf

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

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Please note that the states with the suckiest job-creation records are run by the GOP. NOT a coincidence.

The Cranky fam is on vacation, so such posting as occurs over the next week will be short. But not sweet.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

By now, you’ve heard quite a lot about the nutbar who shot up a Jewish community center there, killing mostly Gentiles in the process. He’s in jail, and will likely stay there for the rest of his life, thank God. But it turns out the town’s newly-elected mayor is just as bigoted as the shooter.

In this article, Mayor Daniel Clevenger says things like:

“Kind of agreed with him on some things, but I don’t like to express that too much.”

“I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings. The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State’s workforce.”

“Made a few Jews rich by killin’ us off.”

“Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world’s largest debtor nation.”

No wonder Frazier Miller felt free to kill people he hated in Marionville: the future mayor, via the newspaper, was right there with him, helping to spread his filthy hate. Talk about encouraging terrorists…

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Yesterday, this writer lamented the BLM’s stupid, short-sighted surrender to a thieving rancher and his terrorist supporters. Comments elsewhere were largely dismissive of the dangerous precedent that was being set, by those whose ideas are more based on theory than reality. As we can see today, reality trumps wishful thinking: the terrorist bastards are loudly claiming victory, and are using the BLM’s caving as proof.

An Arizona state representative in attendance, David Livingston, said the battle over the Bundy cows would serve as a unifying event for lawmakers across 11 western states working on state sovereignty issues.
“This was a major tipping point,” Livingston said.

So now the terrorist traitors will, as predicted, turn it up a notch. They are feeling frisky and are on the offensive, borrowing tactics like using women as human shields that are also used by al-Quaida and other violent motherf***ing extremists. Sure looks like they won, doesn’t it? Yup.

Throughout the decades-long imbroglio between Cliven Bundy (supposedly no relation to Ted) and the rest of America, one thing stands out as clear and consistent: his complete disregard for the rule of law. So what happens when a bunch of “militia” goons takes up arms against the lawful authorities and defeats them? His disrespect for the rule of law becomes even more intense, as it does for all those like him. This is going to breed more domestic terror activity.

You can say “at least a bloodbath was averted”, and that’s a fair point. But that’s based on the assumption that the terrorists would have actually started shooting, which is contrary to their own stated plans. Of course, now that they think we’re weak, they are far MORE likely to shoot next time: their belief in the power of their cheap-ass imported wanna-be assasult weapons has been magnified by the surrender monkeys at the BLM.

The terrorists and Bundy got a cookie and a pat on the head, instead of the boot up the arse and trip to jail they deserved. Anyone who thinks this will do anything other than encourage them to commit more acts of violent, treasonous sedition has their head in a very dark and smelly place. This will not end well for any of us.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Move over, Dick “shoot your face” Cheney, someone just bumped you off the Heartless F***wad Podium. Kimberly Davis, of Port Fairy, Land Down Under, was texting and driving when she almost killed a cyclist. Not only that, but she left the poor guy laying in the dirt and later said to the cops, and we quote:

“I just don’t care because I’ve already been through a lot of bullshit and my car is like pretty expensive and now I have to fix it,” she told a police officer.

“I’m kind of pissed off that the cyclist has hit the side of my car.”

Yes, you read that right. Even though the stupid s*** nearly murdered the man she smeared all over the road, she blames him for damaging her car. “Sociopath” doesn’t begin to describe her.

The hell of it is, she probably isn’t unique. Just more honest about her inhumanity.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Waaaay back in the day, your humble correspondent was bullied at elementary school. The bullying continued and indeed grew more violent as time went on without punitive action from any source. Finally, I had had enough and the bully got the living s*** beat out of him, after which he stopped bullying my nascent blunt and cranky corpus. He did it as long as it was successful, and stopped bullying when it stopped being successful.

Back in the day, Ronnie Reagan negotiated with Iranian terrorists, giving the lie to our oft-stated “never negotiate with terrorists” policy (you remember the Iran-Contra scandal? That.) and thus encouraged decades of terrorist attacks against the USA: because our weak, two-faced actions did not match our tough rhetoric.

Somewhat later, Russia invaded Georgia, and the Bushistas made all manner of blustering, bellicose threats, none of which they could (or did) back up. So the Neo-Soviets in Moscow went right ahead and stole part of a foreign country, and just recently did it again (Crimea) and is currently doing it yet again as this is being written (Eastern Ukraine). Because the West showed that our big talk was just that: all talk, no walk.

And last weekend, a bunch of mouth-breathing domestic terrorists waved their cheap plastic guns at Federal agents, and the Feds showed their bellies and surrendered. Granted, no one wants bloodshed, but this sets a precedent and sends the same message to these un-American “militia” scumbuckets that Reagan sent to Iran, and Bush sent to Russia. And the results are all too likely to be similar.

Because you cannot reason with the unreasonable. Because humans tend to do this time what worked last time. So the treasonous bastard terrorists in America will say to themselves, “threatening to kill Feds worked so well, let’s do it again”.

Short-term appeasement of violent extremists might seem reasonable in a given moment: but it always ends badly. The BLM officials who caved to violent terrorists have emboldened these white, Teabagging, anti-America, strong-argument-for-retroactive-abortion yahoos, and you can bet they will take the same lesson that bullies and terrorists always do. Those stupid f***s.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

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