Brilliance in 3 Parts:

Part I:

A. Back off and let those men who want to marry men, marry men.

B. Allow those women who want to marry women, marry women.

C. Allow those folks who want to abort their babies, abort their babies.

In three generations, there will be no more Democrats.

Part II:

10 Poorest Cities in America (How did it happen?)
City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level

1. Detroit, MI 32.5%

2. Buffalo, NY 29.9%

3. Cincinnati, OH 27.8%

4. Cleveland, OH 27.0%

5. Miami, FL 26.9%

6. St. Louis, MO 26.8%

7. El Paso, TX 26.4%

8. Milwaukee, WI 26.2%

9. Philadelphia, PA 25.1%

10. Newark, NJ 24.2%

What do these top ten cities (each with over 250,000 pop.) with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

Detroit, MI – (1st on poverty rate list) hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961

Buffalo, NY – (2nd) hasn’t elected one since 1954

Cincinnati, OH – (3rd) not since 1984

Cleveland, OH – (4th) not since 1989

Miami, FL – (5th) has never had a Republican mayor

St. Louis, MO – (6th) not since 1949

El Paso, TX – (7th) has never had a Republican mayor

Milwaukee, WI – (8th) not since 1908

Philadelphia, PA – (9th) not since 1952

Newark, NJ – (10th) not since 1907

Einstein once said, ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’

It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats… yet they are still POOR.

Part III:

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.

“You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a much closer look at the American Indian.”
~Henry Ford

Some great stuff above and I want to thank you dear friend CC for emailing it to me…..

Let’s talk about these………..any disagreement?  

Z

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42 Responses to Brilliance in 3 Parts:

  1. Mustang says:

    Looking at the numbers, one would think that America is in deep economic straits. Maybe not …
    • Of poor families, 43% own their own homes
    • 80% of poor households have air conditioning (up from 36% in 1970)
    • The average “poor American” has more living space than the average person living in Paris, London, Vienna, and Athens
    • 75% of poor households own an automobile, 31% of the poor own two cars
    • 62% of poor households have cable or satellite TV
    • The average consumption of protein, vitamins, and minerals is the same for the poor as it is for the middle class, and well above recommended norms.
    • 33% of poor households have both cellular and landline telephone systems; one-third have answering machines.

    BTW, I found this information staggering: according to the Public Policy Institute of California, 40% of Californians are living at or near the national poverty line and, were it not for the massive amounts of money spent on welfare programs in California, this number would be much higher. Amazing …

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  2. bocopro says:

    Bernie Sanders! He’s the man
    With the wealth disposal plan.
    Spread the rich folks’ property
    ‘Mongst those once in slavery.
    Health care free for everyone
    Four-year college just for fun.

    LBJ said have no fears
    They’ll be ours a hundred years
    If we make ‘em dependent
    On the handout government.
    He was right, we now can see,
    Until the fiddler wants his fee.

    Food stamps, welfare, all free stuff.
    Never can have quite enough.
    Give it to us sans objection
    Or there’ll be an insurrection.
    Democrats – the ones for us.
    No more reason to discuss.

    Detroit, Cleveland, Miami
    Drowning in their deep kimchee,
    City coffers out of luck,
    From entitlements amok,
    Vicious cycle, self-feeding
    But the lib’rals still succeeding.

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  3. Mustang says:

    I suppose my point was that most of us assume that simply because someone tells us there is a poverty problem in America, it must be so. I am certain there is such a problem, but I do not think it’s at the level that the government wants us to believe. Who among us has a greater interest in maintaining this false perception? My answer is that it must be the corrupt politician (Maxine Waters comes to mind) who gains reelection by bribing the poor with “free stuff.”

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  4. Generally speaking, our American “poor” somehow find the wherewithal to maintain items of extravagant luxury, as compared to the truly poor across the span of the globe. Life choices. Don’t pursue the latest smartphones, gaming systems and gorge on fast food, and still expect to receive subsidization by the State. Suck it up, buttercup.

    Part III is spot on.

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  5. Kid says:

    Yes, a lot of people would love to be poor in America. Many have poured across the border now for decades, and if we didn’t have oceans seperating us from the rest.. Still democrats do maintain the lower standard of living areas in America.

    From 1971. You’d think it was today.

    People movin’ out, people movin’ in.
    Why, because of the color of their skin.
    Run, run, run, but you sho’ can’t hide
    An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
    Vote for me and I’ll set you free
    Rap on, brother, rap on.
    Well, the only person talkin’ ’bout love thy brother is the preacher
    And it seems nobody’s interested in learning but the teacher
    Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration, aggravation,
    humiliation, obligation to our nation
    Ball Of Confusion that’s what the world is today (yeah, yeah)
    The sale of pills is at an all time high
    young folks walkin’ ’round with their heads in the sky
    Cities aflame in the summer time, and oh the beat goes on
    Eve of destruction, tax deduction,
    City inspectors, bill collectors,
    Evolution, revolution, gun control, the sound of soul,
    Shootin’ rockets to the moon, kids growin’ up too soon
    Politicians say more taxes will solve ev’rything, and the band played on.
    Round and round and around we go, where the world’s headed nobody knows.
    Great googa mooga, can’t you hear me talkin’ to you, just a
    Ball of Confusion that’s what the world is today. (yeah, yeah)
    Fear in the air, tension ev’rywhere
    Unemployment rising fast, the Beatle’s new record’s a gas,
    and the only safe place to live is on an Indian reservation,
    and the band played on
    Eve of destruction, tax deduction,
    City inspectors, bill collectors, mod clothes in demand,
    population out of hand, suicide too many bills, hippies movin’ to the hills
    People all over the world are shouting end the war and the band played on.
    Round and round and around we go, where the world’s headed nobody knows.
    Great googa mooga, can’t you hear me talkin’ to you, just a
    Ball of Confusion that’s what the world is today
    Let me hear you, let me hear you, let me hear you
    Ball Of Confusion that’s what the world is today

    – The Temptations

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  6. Bob says:

    I’m not sure I can take all this wisdom in at one time. As a note, Atlanta has not had a republican mayor as long as I have lived here (30 years), and more. Of course the City of Atlanta is surrounded by well to do suburbs, and that’s where the real population lives. Atlanta proper is improving, and that’s a good thing.

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  7. -FJ says:

    America’s poor are the structurally unemployed. Once corporate America stops paying the rest of us our ‘surplus’ salaries, we’ll all join their ranks. How else could support for concepts such as “basic income” originate and grow in repute?

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  8. Mal says:

    Mustang, what you say about the poor being better off today avoids saying HOW they got these things, and why we keep getting deeper and deeper in debt. I believe you’ll agree Its unsustainable and can’t keep going like this.

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  9. Kid,
    Yes, “Ball of Confusion.” I’ll use that in a post two days hence.

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  10. Kid says:

    AOW, Cool. Intersting that that could have been written yesterday and you wouldn’t know the difference.

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  11. geeez2014 says:

    Mustang and others; yes, the POOR here is VERY VERY different than the POOR around the world. Today I saw a man so poverty stricken-looking, on his cell phone. Where’s he get the bill? His home? He looked homeless…is it a pay-as-you-go like mine? Is it an Obama phone and does our government just keep paying HUUUGE Phone bills for homeless…..the hope of Obama was supposedly that the poor would have a way to be contacted or to contact if they hear of a job. Think that’s happened even ONCE? Probably not. But we keep paaaaying!
    RE Maxine Waters, she lives in a 4 million dollar house….last night on TV< Tucker Carlson asked how she got SO RICH…even Democrat watch dogs list her as one of THE most corrupt politician in America today. I WISH someone would do a real 'expose' (accent on the last e!)

    And, of course, whether we believe there's substantial poverty here in America or not (and don't let's kid ourselves, it exists BIG time), the point is the leaders of the hardest hit poverty areas…LIBERALS.

    Bocopro..well done again! The LBJ reference reminds me of a crime/mystery novel I just read by David Balducci….mentioning how "LBJ finally got the Civiil Rights Act signed.." which, of course, is a total lie…he fought against it until Republicans got it through. But this is what Americans believe..hence, they believe it's the Left pulling them OUT of poverty! BS!

    CI…"You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down." I think particularly of that sentiment when I hear so many wanting to bring corporations down. "And so WHO will pay the salaries THEN?" They just can't think that far.

    Kid, those lyrics are spot on….the 'sale of pills' hit me hard because I've known 3 guys since they were about 10…all succeeded well in life…have great jobs, two have nice families…one's a millionaire in the Bay Area up North…now one is in AA and finally clean, he flew up to S.F. to get that millionaire friend to AA as he'd like to finally stop an addiction to pills, and the 3rd boy (all raised by good loving families, private Catholic schools, etc.) was so strung out he almost lost his whole family, went into rehab, and is now running a rehab place here in Venice. ALL THREE were addicts. Our kids are SO LOST today…..we've taken everything of true merit away and replaced it with their sense that things will never be good here ..and they might not be. never again.

    Bob, I think a lot of cities ARE improving…I know parts of LA which were rough are getting better..'gentrification' some of us call it. Bringing in good businesses…cafes, shops, etc….
    And ya, this is a LOT to take in and I probably should have published it 'part by part'! I did think of that!

    FJ…"Once corporate America stops paying the rest of us our ‘surplus’ salaries, we’ll all join their ranks." I'm not reading you…I want to hear more on this…what do you mean? I'm eager to know.

    Mal, it sure is unsustainable. And did you get your mail yet?

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  12. -FJ says:

    More

    The Problem (Part II Poorest Cities/How did it happen?) is that “outsourcing” happened. Thanks to minimum wage laws (yes Democrats LOVE them), their jobs got shipped to the third world. And absent tariffs and Trump, they AIN’T coming back!

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  13. geeez2014 says:

    FJ, how your first comment has to do with outsourcing is not sinking in to your longtime dumber-than-you-are (and always have been, sadly!) friend here….???
    Your link says “…the capitalist system is no longer capable of self-regulated stability”
    Tell me more about this.

    I’ve often said here, in my always-more-simplistic manner is “capitalism cannot work without kindness and goodness…because those who hire and aren’t FAIR will be overcome and lose…thusly, we all lose.” I don’t suppose that at all dovetails your point, but…it’s my point.

    Tell me more…WHY is capitalism no longer capable..? What’s outsourcing have to do with that?

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  14. Baysider says:

    Great stuff. In my lifetime Detroit was once the HIGHEST WAGE EARNING CITY PER CAPITA in the country. Only our oldie but goodie friends like the lovely Mrs. GT know what it was like.

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  15. Baysider.
    I know so many old guys from Detroit who started businesses after WW2.
    Work ethic. Wealthy. Employed others who went middle class.
    Growing economies do that.

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  16. -FJ says:

    “…the capitalist system is no longer capable of self-regulated stability”

    As the traditional “bourgeois middle class” gets replaced by a salaried “proletarian middle class”, the former’s “wisdom of the crowd” get replaced by a “wisdom of the managing elite few”. Elites whose relationship to the salaries they “earn” is purely arbitrary (for it is not their “wisdom” that justify their earnings, as was formerly the case with the bourgeois capitalists).

    A bourgeois capitalist pays directly for every mistake he makes (and therefore LEARNS from them). This is not true for a salaried proletarian capitalist. The former learns and becomes “wise” The latter does NOT. One is a doctor for free men, the other a doctor for slaves. (Plato – “Laws” )

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  17. Imp says:

    Ball of confusion ? Perhaps a bit of Booker T. ( and the MG’s ) Washington for such parasites like Waters who sustain their living through racial lies and fraudulent claims and a total immersion of intimidation. At least CI and Mustang opened the door and alluded to the real 800 pound gorilla’s in the room. I was watching an episode of Blue Bloods recently where they had a 16 yo black female in custody for robbery …any way the detectives asked her what she wanted to do wth her life? Her response was..”Get pregnant and go on welfare”. TV or not, don’t tell me that it’s not a part of the sub cultures that we’ve been constantly annoyed by while supporting them for the last 60 years now.

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  18. geeez2014 says:

    FJ…Yes, I’m starting to grasp what you’re saying…
    Do you think less college and more ‘hands on’ workers, trained and successful in their trade, could help correct this at all? Bringing bourgeoisie back?

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  19. -FJ says:

    More on the wisdom of crowds.

    Centralized planning didn’t work for the USSR. It won’t work for a “salaried bourgeoisie” either.

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  20. -FJ says:

    Do you think less college and more ‘hands on’ workers, trained and successful in their trade, could help correct this at all? Bringing bourgeoisie back?

    Nothing is going to help us restore capitalism on to its historic foundations until the legal system is restructured so that it stops favoring corporations OVER people. People cannot compete with “deathless gods” who pay less taxes than they must pay.

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  21. -FJ says:

    Once THAT happens, we will need many many many MORE tradesmen AND “hands on” workers. Because the “corporate efficiencies of scale” are no longer going to be there.

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  22. -FJ says:

    Toffler’s “Third Wave” will hit America like a tsunami!

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  23. -FJ says:

    ps – Newt Gingrich used to be a HUGE Toffler fan!

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  24. -FJ says:

    Every man a Prosumer! And every garage a factory or YouTube studio!

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  25. Kid says:

    With 8 years of deportations we’re going to need lots of tradesmen/women.

    As far as the Future America, I think Orwell is all that is needed. The third wave stuff is interesting though.

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  26. Kid says:

    I was wondering what mankind might be doing once robots and AI eliminate large numbers of jobs. I was thinking we could all sue each other to keep the money flowing.

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  27. -FJ says:

    @ Kid,

    Imagine a world where everything you wear next week will have been custom designed and made just for you and the specific events you intend upon attending.

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  28. Kid says:

    I believe we’re going to see a lot more customization – medical too.

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  29. Imp says:

    “And so WHO will pay the salaries THEN?” They just can’t think that far.”

    Silly question an SJW or a college snowflake might answer ..the government of course…we’re all entitled to it.

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  30. John M. Berger says:

    “Let’s talk about these………..any disagreement? ”
    No disagreement whatsoever. This reminds me of circa 1968 when my cousin was working in pest control. His company had a contract with the Franklin County (Columbus OH) Housing Authority and that amounted to exterminating Public Housing of burgeoning cockroach infestations. He invited me to accompany him for a day. WOW as we went from place to place, spraying while many of the residents were passed-out or having uninterrupted sex there was one common denominator they all had (drum roll) COLORED TV! This was 1968. How many of us had that then? I know that I sure didn’t. This whole thing was quite an eye opener about so-called “poverty”.

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  31. IIRC Toffler was all about outsourcing manufacturing to keep America green.
    We’d do all the engineering and management here.
    I always thought that was a racist notion.
    Asia has figured out how to design stuff.
    Or copy.

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  32. Imp says:

    Kid..”With 8 years of deportations we’re going to need lots of tradesmen/women.”

    I like that optimism and conclusions.

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  33. Kid says:

    IMP, If you don’t have optimism, what the heck ya got ? 🙂

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  34. -FJ says:

    @ Ed In terms of Fourth Wave, some have followed in Toffler’s footsteps and talked about a greater integration of business and society and more responsible social and environmental roles for the former in general. Others have envisioned such things as biotechnology and nanotechnology. But nothing significant has happened in those respects, at least not on the scale required to produce transformative change.

    For his part, Mark C. Henderson sees the Fourth Wave as an environmental revolution, as The 21st Century Environmental Revolution.

    I don’t recall any “environmental” enphasis in Toffler’s work, but I could be wrong, too.

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  35. bunkerville says:

    Over half of the so called “poor” don’t live in cities last time I checked. A lot of the so called freebies are not available to them. You want to see real poor I will take you to a couple of places in Appalachia. Much of what Mustang lists as assets don’t exist for them.

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  36. Mal says:

    I’ve never been to Appalachia, but on occasion we’ve seen films about that section of the country, Bunkerville. It’s hard to imagine people still living like that today in the U.S.

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  37. Imp says:

    Mal & Bunk…believe me there’s people out there who could have been extra’s in casting the movie Deliverance. We landed a Lear 55 once in some small out if the way air field and West Virginia town. For some unknown to us reason… the runway was a bit over 6000 ft long…just legally enough for us to land and and then takeoff again. It was at a fairly high altitude too which is always a consideration. Anyway, we picking up 4 guys who definitely weren’t local residents.

    It looked like the whole damn town came out for this Friday nite all dressed up in their best bib overalls….the women in long “frontier” like dresses, the kids, shy and quiet and well mannered. The men folk all sat in the benches on the FBO’s office veranda. And the women sat near by among themselves all giggling and stuff. There had to be 50 people or more that showed up, looking at the plane, pointing at it…and it seemed that in general, were just in awe of the thing! I swear it looked like a scene out of the depression of 1929 or “Of Mice and Men” You could sense the poverty but you could see the pride too. They didn’t want anything. Nor did I think they’d ever ask for anything either.. Given the way they looked, like people of another time and era.

    There wasn’t any jet fuel available so it’s safe to assume that they don’t get much jet traffic. I felt bad for the kids when I told them they could get on the plane, sit in the pilots seats and ask if they wanted a soda or a candy bar. They, all 5 or so, took the goodies. But one of the fathers came up and handed the stuff back to me…said thank you but the kids weren’t allowed candy. ( Actually he looked very pissed off like he wanted to say….”we don’t need nuthin from you so git ) One of the mothers came out and thanked us though. I don’t know …but it looked like we made their day or a Friday nite treat at least. Wondered if they had heat or electricity never mind a 40″ Samsung or an iPhone or an Internet feed. These people were poverty. And probably worked their butts off on farms, or laborers or coal mining. What do they say? Salt of the earth types?

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  38. Baysider says:

    Kid, I just got back to ‘your’ lyrics. Here they are on stage. A mixed bag of intensity.

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  39. Imp says:

    Thanks Bay…always liked the Temps….even on 8 Track!

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  40. Kid says:

    Thanks Baysider.

    IMP, When I was growing up no one knew an adult that would take a handout. Pride thing.

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  41. bunkerville says:

    Imp and Mal….. I was born and raised in a similar location. My family much better off, but it didn’t take much to make that claim. They won’t ask for help nor take it. Hunting, Fishing, Firewood to keep warm..that is how life rolled. Lest we forget them.

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  42. Mal says:

    Perhaps, Bunkerville, that’s what might be needed for the spoiled society today as a wake-up call.

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