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A Tax Too Far



There are a lot of things that I never thought I would see in my lifetime. The Pyramids of Giza, the Fjords of Norway, the Lights of Paris, The Mariners win a World Series, the Seattle City Council backing away from a tax so fast it’s dizzying. 

For all of that, one of the most surreal things I’ve ever seen now includes the President of the United States shaking hands with the leader of North Korea.

I have no clue who Ankit Panda is, but he’s forcing me to see myself and my own biases in a mirror. Why? Well… he’s already writing (on CNN, of course) that the Trump-Kim Jong-Un summit is a complete and total failure.

The City of Seattle is running away from the Head Tax faster than a vegan who accidentally walks into a McDonalds. Why? Because at the end of the day, when socialist utopian dreams meet the hard cold asphalt of reality, something has to give. While Socialism can and usually does try to force its way, even the City Council of Seattle realized that this time they’d gone a tax too far.


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Meme Madness



There is some good news today – the “experts” have decided that they now know what happened to MH-370 which disappeared in 2014. They still don’t know where it is, but they announced they know what happened.

If you need to post memes that make up stuff about political figures that isn’t true to show that you dislike political figures, then you have failed to think and have completely failed as a voice for Conservatism.

The Supreme Court has struck down the ban on Sports Betting. This may or may not turn out to be a meaningful thing, but one thing is for certain, anybody who bets on Regular season NBA games is a fool.

Seattle has decided to only steal, sorry, tax, successful businesses $275 a job instead of $500 a job. They still have no plan for what to do with the money, just broad ideas, none of which will actually “solve” homelessness or the affordable housing shortage.


The Wonderful Thing About Not Working



We are watching Seattle literally eat itself over the Amazon tax.

The wonderful thing about spending a weekend not working is that one has time to think about things. Which, technically, is working after all because I make my bones by forming opinions about things about which I have spent time thinking. So I guess I spent the weekend working after all. In addition to battling the lawn into submission.

Nevertheless, after thinking about some things, specifically the Iran Nuclear Deal, I am puzzled about the Iranian reaction.

After the whole “Death to America” spectacle in the Iranian Consultative Assembly, what happened? Did Iran automatically announce that they were unilaterally withdrawing from the agreement? Isn’t that what you would think that they would do if they really believed that the US abrogating the agreement was harmful to it?

Politics as usual means that, whichever side of the aisle you think has your best interests at heart, Congress will on the one hand try to pass laws that are clearly Unconstitutional because they believe that people who vote for them will like the law, while at the same time refusing to pass laws to fund Treaty actions that leave Military Aircrews basically abandoned on the ground in Russia.

Yes. That Russia.


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