Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SEASONAL BONUS
Just because it’s 
JUNE!









But who would run the trains?

How do you feel about the idea of having the 
GOVERNMENT 
provide a 

GUARANTEED ANNUAL INCOME


for every citizen?

A bright future for every child

Comments mentioning HRC, BHO or Kathy Griffin will be summarily DELETED.

66 comments:

  1. Two thoughts...

    If government could somehow find the money for such a scheme, it would merely set a new lower limit, which would be insufficient to live on,

    ...and it would incentivize laziness

    This is the Zuckerberg types thinking they can keep the alligators from eating them, when in fact, because of their protections, they will just get eaten last.

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  2. Inflation, inflation, INFLATION!

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    1. Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble....

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    2. Yeah, yeah, yeah, but WTF are all the tens of millions of unemployable people with average and below-averagae IQ's going to do when 90% of the work they used to do is delegated to ROBOTS?

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    3. What they do in Palstine. Collect UNWRA welfare and launch rockets at their wealthier neighbors.

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    4. Say "goodbye" to the corporate Towers of Babel! Robots don't work well under 20 feet of rubble.

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    2. Dr. Heimlich Von WeinerspeigelJune 2, 2017 at 8:24 AM

      Enforced mandatory sterilization after first child. Population would drop like a water balloon. Problem solved.

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    3. Dr. Heimlich Von WeinerspeigelJune 2, 2017 at 8:30 AM

      Oh, almost forgot, seal borders, send all immigrants not already USA citizens home by slow boat.

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  4. Shaw's nemesis JoanMay 31, 2017 at 8:12 AM

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    2. All right, but WHY do you like it?

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  5. A Proud ProgressiveMay 31, 2017 at 9:55 AM

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    1. If I've told you once, I've told several hundred times, Miss Pee Pee, YOU are NOT WELCOME to post at this blog. Not now. Not EVER.

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  8. We already have the government providing an annual income only we mask it by calling it entitlements. If welfare, medicaid, food stamps, rent subsidies, free cell phones is not considered an annual income then it needs to be.
    No matter how much the government gives away to the "disenfranchised" the percent of poor in this country doesn't change and hasn't since LBJ's great society.
    If you don't earn it you have no ownership and therefore it has no meaning. If Zuckernuts wants to give away his fortune he can send some my way.

    BTW PP, well thought out post.

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    1. Thank you, Skud, for addressng the topic. So few do it's frankly MADDENING. I winder moremand more why I bother to blog at all, since I refuse to function as a Community Bulletin Board or a CITY DUMP.

      The idea, of course, would be to provide EVERYONE with an EQUAL "LIVING WAGE" but only with the undersadung that ALL those "entitlements" and "scial programs" GO AWAY.

      Since the majority are as unntelligent as the proverbial box of rocks, it might actually prove to be cheaper to PAY them to STAY HOME in government housing, but then LET THEM FEND for THEMSELVES after giving them that much.

      The REST of us could then use our talents and ambition to the best of OUR ability without further interence from Uncle Sam.

      Yes it would prodce a Two-Tiered society, but so what? Those who choose to live on a subsistence income provided by the government would have to live within the limitations that condition imposed on them, UNLESS they became ambitious enough to try to accomplish more, but the "FLOOR" would never be taken out from under them.

      If we cut all the red tape, played it straight and stuck by the rules we made, –– and allowed for NO "DISSENT," –– things might calm down, and those of us who wanted to work, and develop our talents could do so at their own pace without restriction.

      Just think of the acres and acres of costly, burdensome, wasteful, inefficent, maddeningly indifferent, inhumane BUREAUCRACY such a move might eliminate.

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      If you want to talk abut something ELSE, please do it SOMEWHERE else.

      I'm not angry, but I AM bound and determined to SET and MAINTAIN standards from which I will permit no deviation, except in rare instances of my choice.

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  11. Rosa Malair Putride said

    Your musical selections are obviously racist. Both groups made up of colored men singing about laziness? You must be out of yiur head to think we're going to let you get away with that, you smug, pretentious, racist pig.

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    1. We learn more about Rosa from what she says about FreeThinke than we learn. about FreeThinke.

      Now BEAT IT.

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  12. This generation has gone crazy! A billionaire plutocrat suggesting people get paid for lazing about? America would never have defeated Nazi Germany with such silly notions.

    Thank you for presenting the negro singing minstrels. They sing beautifully!

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    1. Moralia Ponderosa de Bunque said

      It's the polite terrm for nigger, dodo.

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    2. So you mean them bugs what bite your ankles need to be called Chigroes?

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  14. My first thought:

    "From cradle to grave."

    Which is, of course, the road to serfdom.

    Utopian dreams always lead to the road to serfdom -- never mind any altruistic motives that such utopian dreamers may have (or may not have).

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    1. We'll care for you from Womb to Tomb
      It's guaranteed to seal yur Doom.


      That's about it, isn't it?

      };^D>

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  15. What is rewarded will be expanded and escalated.

    Look forward to no one working.

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    1. That WOULD be the logical result if the Socialist Ideal were ever fully implemented, Kid, of course, but as you know MOST places who have tried a practical application of Marxist principles have become DICTATORSHIPS where people are FORCED to labor in profitless goverment-run enterprises such as collective farms and factories in sub-standard cinditiins for low wages –– or no wages.

      Communism kills;
      It cannot cure our ills!

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  16. Donald J. Trump, President of the United StatesMay 31, 2017 at 10:30 PM

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    1. If you hope to avoid deletion, your comments MUST RELATE to the TOPIC.

      Have a nice day!

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    1. If you hope to avoid deletion, your comments MUST RELATE to the TOPIC.

      We are not interested in hearing LITANIES of everything stupid, mean, ludicrous and unhelpful. We get MORE-than-ENOUGH of THAT kind of GARBAGE from the ENEMEDIA.

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    1. We'd be very glad to see your thoughts on the pros and cons of establising a Guaranteed Annual Income for All, Mrs. P.

      OR tell us how you feel now that JUNE has arrived. };^>

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    1. NICE! I almost posted that 1958 film version, myself, this morning, but decided on the London stage revival from 1994, instead.

      It's good to have both in the same place –– more or less.

      I'm so old I remember when Carousel was a brand new hit on Broadway. I've always loved the show –– most agree it's probably the best thing Rodgers and Hammerstein ever did. ]]It was partally staged n a Live from Lincoln; Center presentation three or four years ago, and was probably the best version ever performed, because the SINGING was as great as the singers were GOOD-LOOKING, and they could ACT as well –– a rare combination in musical comedy.

      At any rate,Carousel ––– like all really good works of art ––– only gets better with age.

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  20. I would like to register my disapproval of paying people not to work.

    I would also like to congratulation you on the fine selections from the African men's chorale.

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    1. Your comments were OFF-TOPIC, RUDE, SILLY and UNWELCOME. What's more are NOT Bluebell. We do not permit IMPERSONATORS to post here, –– even when they appear to AGREE with our point of view.

      Please don't return, unless yuve made up your mind to RESPECT and ABIDE BY our rules and guidelines.

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    2. And what's more didn't you even bother to READ the POST?

      It clearly stated, "Anyone who even MENTIONS HRC, BHO, or Kathy Griffin will be summarily DELETED".

      One thing you ought to know about me: When I SAY something, I MEAN it.

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  23. Breaking!
    Trump is pulling out of Paris Climate Accord !
    Well I guess that better than talking about Russia for 4 weeks!
    Let me tell you this, anything that Piss’es Off Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore all at the same time is Great with me!

    Wake me up when Leo DiCaprio, and Al Gore stops Flying around the World in their private Jets!
    When the Hypocrisy of something like Leonardo DiCaprio taking his private jet to Cannes to get the environmental award stops, come back and talk to me.

    And that was NOT the first time, He was also attacked for using a private jet SIX TIMES IN SIX WEEKS, flying between New York and LA.... And he is lecturing us on the environment?

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    1. All that appears to be true enough, but WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO with the idea of giving everyone a GUARANTEED ANNUAL INCOME?

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  24. Good To Be Right!June 2, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    OK, I;; talk abiyt what happened in June.


    It was indeed a pleasure listening to President Trump speak about pulling out of the Paris Accord yesterday. I thing that he did an excellent job explaining WHY he’s taken America out of the Paris Accord. Of course, the Liberal gang, and the Sad sacks over at CNN are dwelling on the fact that “America is now in alliance with Nicaragua and Syria.” Yeah right! , I’m sure Trump pulled out so he could make nice with Nicaragua and Syria, right? Like thats going to happen!

    I particularly liked the part when he invited Democrats to put a better deal together and until then, I feel there should be no deal.
    And the Big Shots over in Europe were so quick to say “ NO NEGOTIATIONS” !
    Well OK, the, so then there’s NO Deal. Lets see who’s going to step up and pay the share that we were paying?
    It’s about time that we had a President with some guts and who wants to level the playing field. We have been suckers long enough. Lets hope that Trump can maintain his incredible stamina as he continues to honor his campaign promises and with “draining the swamp”.
    And John Kerry’s said “he’s made us an ecological PARRIAH in the world……….the worst in our LIFETIME!”
    Did they say that when John Kerry and Barack Obama STABBED Isreal in their back at the UN? Did they say that about India or China? JUST SUCK IT UP Kerry, you are IRRELEVANT now!
    And isn’t it strange, that if Trump did such a “bad” thing why did the MARKETS CLOSIE AT NEW RECORD HIGHS AFTER HIS SPEECH?

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    1. All that appears to be true enough, AND properly related to current events, but WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO with the idea of giving everyone a GUARANTEED ANNUAL INCOME?

      Also, please try to show ore RESPECT for those you oppose.

      Calling ANYONE an "idiot" or using trite, snotty, childish phrases like "Suck It Up, Buttercup." Doesn't do YOU or anyone ELSE a particle of good. In fact it makes you appear childish, ignorant, vulgar and just plan rude, meaning it's all-but-impossible for any serious-minded person to take you seriously.

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  26. Good To Be Right!June 2, 2017 at 3:41 PM

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  29. FT, while I respect your requests, but I wonder why you don't allow posts about what the people are thinking about today... like Kathy Griffin!.

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    1. Since you were good enough to ask, Mary Ann, I'll tell you. I refuse to permit comments untrelated to the topic, because THIS blog is about what interests and concerns ME at any given moment.

      I have little respect for the general public and practically none at all for whatever is deemed "popular" most of which is absolute TRASH.

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  30. Could anyone tell me why it is SO DIFFICULT to answer the questions we pose here, and to converse about the CHOSEN TOPIC? If I had wanted to talk about a moronic airhead who's made a non-career out of cheap sensationalism, I would have POSTED on that.

    I'm sorry to have to tell you, but I HAVE NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER in GARBAGE.

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    1. I thought that it was a rhetorical question and that the answer was obvious. Suffering drives mankind to search for meaning. There isn't any meaning in it, but it is what drives us. Take away the need to suffer, to struggle, to strive, and what are TS Eliot's 'subsidized' hollow men to be left with? Not even "meaning"...

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    2. Ymir answer only adds further to my sense of per;ext –– and irritation.

      We cannot have anyth9ng resembling "Civilization." if we don't respect Rules of Order others set up in their OWN bailiwicks
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      We have seen what happens when there are NO rules at another blog that shall remain nameless.

      When there is no clearly stated and well-enforced framework of governance on which we may rely,we don't get LIBERTY, instead we get CHAOS. IDIOCY and BRUTE SAVAGERY run amok.

      There IS meaning in Existence, but we have to find it, then carve it out for ouselves, and live by our individual findings as best we can.

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    3. A life on government subsistence payments isn't a life. When that day comes, Babel will fall, and the struggle will begin anew.

      I'm a "knave," not a "fool." Sue me.

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    4. PS - I don't do testicle dustings (accept guaranteed income). This gypsy prefers playing violin!

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