The Czar is slightly hung-over today: nowhere near enough sleep, and too many ultra-lime-HD margaritas at the Leaping Peacock with Puter last night. We found him this morning in his usual spot: passed out in a sitting position, leaning against the wall between two urinals in the men’s room. We mostly use the other men’s room on Mondays. Partially because it’s really creepy having that giant head staring up at youeven though the eyes are closedbut mostly because it’s too tempting for us not to…well…sign his guestbook, so to speak.
Fortunately, the mail-Tcho-Tcho arrived outside our chamber door and left a hurriedly scrawled note from Operative BJ. What’s great about this letter is that it basically hits four points the Czar wanted to make.
|I was going through some recent news, and came across a few items that needed to be put into the filing cabinet.
Under “I do not think that word means what you think it means”, I filed the comments of the protesters in Ferguson, MO, who claim that they want “justice” – but who really mean “revenge”. These same protesters have also concluded that uninvolved store owners should allow their stores to be ransacked and looted as part of the protest, and have approved the rioting and uncontrolled destructive behavior of some in the community.
For those of you who don’t read the Czar often, well, you should. Because BJ knows where this is going. Possibly 5% of the protesters standing by in Ferguson are there because they have a sense of frustration and rage over the incident. Probably another 50% are folks there who just want vent because they’re liberals and bloody protest is ever so much fun until it gets real. The Czar expects these folks to be older, mostly white, and looking for their own personal March-on-Selma moment to show their spoiled and futureless grandkids that the older Boomers still have historical validity. Another 30% are just there to loot. They won’t go first: they want to wait until the crap really starts to fly; then they’ll grabs their stuff and take off. The remaining 15% are there to riot.
And not just to get angry. And not to loot. They are the pros, who show up at every G7 summit, every climate conference, every flashpoint news event (including Stanley Cup wins). They got plane tickets, they all nod to each other, and have everything they need to make cocktails and tear gas out of household stuff. They were there in Seattle, in 1999, and every event since. They are pros. They aren’t interested in the outcome, the looting, or the neighborhood. They just want to hurt cops and other authority figures. And after Ferguson, they will jump on another plane and go home, eagerly waiting for the next event.
The Czar doesn’t make this up: many law enforcement agencies even know quite a few of the rioters by name and photograph. They are leftists, not anarchists, and they love this crap. Because they can hurt people.
|Under “Powers assumed but not granted”, I filed stories about the “amnesty” granted to those who illegally entered this country. The child-king Obama has granted ex-post-facto permission for them to remain here, and has also granted permission for them to legally obtain work. I wonder how the people from eastern Europe southeast Asia, who have been patiently waiting in line for permission to enter this country legally, feel about having been Obama’ed.|
The President isn’t remotely interested in those folks because they don’t vote for Democrats. Many, probably most, and possibly a vast majority, of legal immigrants who play by the rules, pay taxes, and wait in punishingly long and unnecessarily long lines to become citizens are Republican voters in waiting. They own businesses, work in IT, and have families they want to protect. They serve no purpose to the Democrats.
On the other hand, if you grant amnesty to a millions of illegals, Democrats think they will pay that favor back by voting for Democrats. Interestingly, there is zero support for this belief: most will probably not bother to vote at all if they become citizens, and while many of them will vote for Democrats, they are likely to trend toward Republican votes: the longer an immigrant family stays in the US as citizens, the more they tend to go for Republican candidates over time. The Czar isn’t even bothering to make this up: it’s something Republicans count on.
Therefore, the amnesty push isn’t about liberal politics (it appears liberals overwhelmingly don’t want amnesty granted to illegals), but about preserving the Democrats for another few years. Come onthe Democrats have to know that this plan is going to backfire on them eventually. They are dooming themselves by doing so, but are now grasping at straws.
|Under “At this point, what difference does it make”, I filed the discovery of the not-so-long-lost emails of Lois Lerner. Whether we finally find out who gave the order to restrict the free speech rights of some Americans, and whether it changes anything at the IRS, are moot questions. The lame-duck child-king Obama will do nothing to revamp the regulations to prevent another such occurrence, and nobody will be fired or punished.|
Yeah, we both know that it wouldn’t make any difference anyway. Had the emails been revealed to the public in summer, it would have cost the Democrats the election they lost anyway. The whole thing was stupid, and reflects how deluded the Democrats were. Many of them really believed they stood a chance in November. Now that the election’s over, your categorization is absolutely correct. It makes no difference.
|Under “We found out what’s in it after we passed it”, I filed the King v. Burwell brief – the latest case against the Obamacare, related directly to the definitions of “federal” and “state” in regard to medical insurance subsidies. The plaintiffs claim that there is a difference in who should receive those subsidies; the defendants claim that the difference should be ignored because… well… just because.
Please send me another filing cabinet. Mine’s full. Thank you.
The Czar predicted that Obamacare was going to fail on its own. What the Czar freely admits he did not anticipate is how quickly it would collapse. Justice Roberts took a lot of heat for his mealy-mouthed opinion on Obamacare being a tax, but the Czar read his opinion as a very interesting recipe for how to take down the whole thing. And not surprisingly, every lawsuit heard by SCOTUS is parallel to his original concerns. This isn’t to paint the Justice as a brilliant mastermind who devised an ingenious way to win support from both sidesliberals firstbut he’s going to luck out eventually on history’s judgment. He’s a lucky SOB, is what he is.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.