William Thien

Archive for January 2018

What President Trump has been calling “fake news” is really what has historically been called “propaganda,” which in today’s case is being manufactured by the mainstream media and Trump’s competition and detractors.

Definitions follow:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propaganda

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/propaganda

Copyright © William Thien 2018

Sign up to receive updates. It’s easy and safe. Just go to the upper right hand corner of this page and add your email address. We will never sell your contact information to anyone.

 

Advertisements

If you examine the chart of historical stock market activity, you can see a direct effect upon the stock market demonstrating that Reagan’s two major tax cuts, The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 and the Tax Reform Act of 1986 improved market performance over the long run. There is in fact a constant uptick with the occasional correction but the trend is generally upwards and at times rather steeply.

http://www.macrotrends.net/1319/dow-jones-100-year-historical-chart

Let’s hope Trump’s tax cuts have the same effect.

Aside from the tax cuts, I was not a big fan of Reagan. He re-invigorated the drug war and changed the model from treatment to incarceration at great cost to the taxpayer and society. It was as if he was doing the dirty work for the drug cartels who wanted drugs to remain illegal while having a negative social impact. Such an approach romanticized drug use and actually fueled violence. It was an unforgivable approach that all the tax cuts in the world couldn’t reverse.

Let’s hope Trump’s administration doesn’t follow suit.

Copyright © William Thien 2018

Sign up to receive updates. It’s easy and safe. Just go to the upper right hand corner of this page and add your email address. We will never sell your contact information to anyone.

This is an interesting development. It is not like protectionism, as some would suggest, because they don’t pay there employees a living wage or provide any benefits. It is more like looking out for your fellow man in a foreign land while improving the home economy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-tariffs/trump-slaps-steep-u-s-tariffs-on-imported-washers-solar-panels-idUSKBN1FB30B

 

Were I to give Donald Trump and his handling of the presidency so far a letter grade or a series of stars, I’d have to say he’d be in that “A” letter grade range, definitely four and a half out of five stars.

Aside from a few pieces of legislation which will have to be reversed somehow, such as letting corporations trade your personal internet history and activity data freely (which is huge), and another which I will refrain from discussing now that pertains to public education, I’d say he is doing exactly what those who voted for him asked him to do. That is a major diversion from past presidents of whatever party. We can all agree on that.

Also, while the Never Trumpers have focused all of their anger at Trump, he hasn’t once said that I can recall in retort but I wouldn’t blame him if he did, “well I’m just doing what I was elected to do.” In other words, he is protecting his charges, those who voted for him. That’s called guts. You really can’t ask for me than that.

The guy is a fighter.

Copyright © William Thien 2018

Sign up to receive updates. It’s easy and safe. Just go to the upper right hand corner of this page and add your email address. We will never sell your contact information to anyone.

 

 

None of what follows is to say that there are no women that work for a living, quite the contrary. I know women that live at their jobs, low paying, thankless jobs, some of them holding multiple jobs, and they don’t take a dime from the government (tax payer) to support their families. I love them, I truly do. Guys, when you see those women, maybe you are married to one of them or seeing one of them, let them know you know they work hard. That’s probably the only recognition they get and they deserve every bit of it.

But there are others among them:

I was listening to Wisconsin Public Radio on the drive in yesterday and the guest, a feminist from Case Western Reserve, kept referring to “women’s issues” and a women’s march coming to your city or town in the near future and the question occurred to me, “When did women’s issues become separate issues from all of our issues?”

Other questions occurred to me, too, such as “Why is it so important for women to seek “equality” yet have their own issues? How, in fact, can equality be achieved if you have your “own” issues in the first place?” Having your own issues is by definition a state if inequality, not equality.

Seems to me it isn’t really equality they are seeking, but rather some form of supremacy based on a pseudo-exclusivity, kind of like the men’s club that women always cry foul about and try to join through litigation, like they can’t leave you alone or something and it’s a women’s issue to be able to nag you even in your private club.

How about some men’s issue, men’s issues like the double standard about sexual harassment for men and women in the workplace, or the differences in the amount of time off men take compared to women at work, or that the CDC says that women are actually more abusive than men in relationships, that type of thing.

So, when did women’s issues actually become separate from all of our issues?

I couldn’t help but think the feminist from Case Western Reserve was a charlatan after listening for 20 minutes and not hearing her list one “female” issue. But they were gonna march, alright!

Did you know there are more women working today and more women in management than men? Hey guys, that’s unfair! Let’s march! That is bullshit! or some type of shit!

Then one caller responded to the on-air talk show saying that they thought all of this newfound feminism was simply a response to the fact that Trump won the presidency and they don’t like comments of his that were secretly taped when he wasn’t president, so they are having a “collective” fit. And that’s really what feminism is for the most part, if you ask me, lately anyway. Feminism is a form of collectivism and collectivism is a precursor to socialism and socialism is a precursor to communism.

If you don’t believe me here are some statistics. Fifty percent of all babies born last year were born using Medicaid, not a quarter of all babies, not even 10 percent, but 50 percent of all babies! Half! Every other baby! One in two! Most of the women having those babies are single.

Women use the majority of all social welfare programs at substantially higher rates than men. That is not the fault of men as they would have us all believe, that is the result of the feminist movement to come out of the sixties that motivated the false form of feminine independence we see today that in reality is entirely dependent upon the social welfare state, dependent upon the tax payer! Without the social welfare state, without the enslavement of the tax payer to the social welfare state’s bills, there would be no feminine independence in any major sense.

Women have babies using the social welfare state to make themselves eligible for programs which are major components of the social welfare state. Social welfare is socialism. Socialism is a precursor to communism. When fifty percent of all babies are born under the auspices of that system, that should tell you something. The math is quite obvious.

What does all that tell you? Women as a social class, independent as they claim to be, are the most fiscally irresponsible group of Americans when it comes to national expenditures. In particular, for reasons that are the result of a pleasurable experience, sex, women have become an incredible financial burden to the tax payer. No other group of Americans whatever their composition be, whether they be white or black or Hispanic or whatever, no other group of Americans, no statistical cross section or racial or ethnic origin is more irresponsible than American women when it comes to spending the tax payer’s hard earned dollars.

Now that’s a women’s issue that deserves some attention. Funny how we never hear about that, though, isn’t it? It makes you wonder why we never hear about it when the math is so damned obvious!

So, I ask the question again: When did women’s issues become separate from all of our issues? The answer is: when women realized that wanted more money and there was no other way to get it and they discovered it was easy enough to strap the tax payer for it.

Just keep that in mind guys when your wife or girlfriend says she is going to the latest and greatest “women’s march,” and make sure when she is walking out the door you are sure to say, “OK, honey. Have a good time!”

Finally, once again. none of the aforementioned is to say that there are no women that work for a living, quite the contrary. I know women that live at their jobs, low paying, thankless jobs, some of them holding multiple jobs, and they don’t take a dime from the government (tax payer) to support their families. I love them, I truly do. Guys, when you see those women, maybe you are married to one of them, let them know you know they work hard. That’s probably the only recognition they get and they deserve every bit of it.

Copyright © William Thien 2018

Sign up to receive updates. It’s easy and safe. Just go to the upper right hand corner of this page and add your email address. We will never sell your contact information to anyone.

 

 

Lots of talk this morning about how “energized” the Democrats are for the 2018 mid-term elections and references were made to Democrats winning recent elections that have taken place out of cadence with the normal election schedule. The bet on the TV pundit pits is that The Dems will have a landslide during the mid-terms.

Two things to consider:

  1. Those elections have occurred where there was no viable Republican candidate and at a time when an election would not ordinarily be scheduled.
  2. The Republican Party hasn’t even begun to energize its base. It appears they are taking a wait and see approach and there are a lot of GOP members looking merely to save their hides in the midst of all of it. You don’t want those guys in the party anyway. I hate to say it but you might be better off with a Democrat than a turncoat. At least you know where you stand.

My guess is that the mid-terms will be a different event than the pundits are predicting now. Republicans haven’t been given a chance to get out and vote in numbers. When that happens, you will likely see a different outcome.

Copyright © William Thien 2018

Sign up to receive updates. It’s easy and safe. Just go to the upper right hand corner of this page and add your email address. We will never sell your contact information to anyone.

This is not to diminish valid claims of harassment in the workplace or in general, claims of harassment made by women that is. I do not dispute their validity.

This is also not to embarrass or denigrate my employer or any of the former, merely to use myself as an example as I am the best resource I have access to on the matter, or my own circumstances, my own situation. My employer works overtime in many respects to see that the workplace environment is a safe and healthy one, with the exceptions that I enumerate here and that may be merely because of the environment I describe here as well. Furthermore, it is often not so much what I call “reverse harassment” as you will see later that annoys or aggravates me, it is the fact that women as a whole are constantly crying wolf when they commit the same atrocities, if you will, themselves just as often if not more so.

Again, this is not to diminish valid claims of harassment in the workplace or in general, claims of harassment made by women that is. I do not dispute their validity.

This is about the opposite. Since nobody is giving it any airtime, I will. You are welcome fellas. I know what a tight spot you are in.

There is a glaring double standard in today’s workplace in how sexual harassment complaints are handled for men and women. Even minor sexual harassment complaints involving harassment of women by men are often treated with extreme prejudice, resulting in the dismissal of male employees.

While, what are far more egregious complaints involving the harassment of male employees by females are often met with little or no response from management whatsoever. The female harassers may be spoken to, maybe not. But nothing is done to the female employee, no unpaid suspension of employment, no dismissal from the workplace.

Were it a male up for the same actions, the axe would likely fall.

I’m speaking from experience. I myself have had to call such to the attention of my superiors with lengthy letters explaining a history of behaviors of female co-workers involving serious character defamation as well as harassment of a serious nature, not just a fleeting comment or an obscure glance.

The female employees are still working in the same facilities I work in and often are given better assignments. It could be that my superiors whom I reported to were themselves female and so they thought my complaint should be minimized, since it was really “reverse harassment” from female to male. But like “reverse discrimination,” reverse harassment is still harassment, plain and simple.

Read my blog. Several years back, I was the first in this country to deconstruct the false construct of “reverse discrimination” with the rather obvious observation that “reverse discrimination” is still discrimination and just because it is in the reverse doesn’t make it right. “Reverse discrimination” is still discrimination, plain and simple and it should be treated by the law the same as discrimination. The word “reverse” was just thrown in there to mitigate the severity of the behavior of the reverse discriminators as if all those of a similar genetic makeup that did the discriminating in the past had it coming to them or something, even if there is no relationship to the transgressors any way whatsoever, ancestors weren’t even in the country when it happened. You are white therefore you are guilty by default and so a little reverse discrimination is due.

And the same goes for “reverse sexual harassment.” Simply because it is harassment in the reverse doesn’t mean it is not harassment. You are male, therefore you are guilty by default because of the past transgressions of males so “reverse discrimination” isn’t so bad. “Take it like a man,” says the woman in response. But were it a woman, we would never hear the end of it.

Employers are so afraid of legal costs and action they treat things that way.

But harassment in the reverse is still harassment and it still has a negative effect on the working relationship someone has in the workplace.

The mass media, once a somewhat reliable source of information to the public now offers cash rewards for information about sexual misconduct by males in the workplace, in particular men in prominent positions, because the media have now changed their business model from news broadcasters to scandal rags instead. This phenomenon is so frightening to entire political parties and their members that they eat their own. What may be the best men for the job are selected out of the process by the media prior to even getting started. The kangaroo court of the media is able to prosecute men right out of employment and prominent office without any due process simply because organizations are afraid of what the media will do to their public persona if they stand up to the “mass market we-need-the-ratings” behavior.

My guess is that my employer and others don’t think there will be a mad dash by male employees to fetch a lawyer (I haven’t but you would probably wonder why if you had heard what was done and compared it to 90 percent of the women bawling at #MeToo) to litigate the matter and that is why employers don’t do anything to female employees when men call untoward female behavior to the attention of their superiors. Men don’t get an attorney to pursue financial recovery for damages of any kind. We just don’t do it as a general practice like women do. The system probably isn’t even prepared for men to do it en masse like women do. It would be an incredible shock to the system.

In fact that lack of legal action on the part of male employees resulting in a stifling working climate for them may be the only reason things haven’t changed in that regard and why men have begun to think the contemporary workplace in America is a treacherous and unsatisfactory place to work anymore. They don’t do anything about it, they don’t take any legal action because it isn’t the “socially acceptable” thing to do, and so the workplace doesn’t change, becomes more treacherous, more toxic.

The double standards for discrimination and harassment, double standards because how they are perceived and prosecuted in the workplace, differently for men and women, particularly for white males, are slippery and socially disruptive to the general workplace environment, particularly again for white males.

Just as reverse discrimination is really just plain old discrimination, “reverse harassment” is just plain harassment. There is a double standard as to how the matters are treated for men and women in today’s workplace and in public which nobody can deny. We see it in the media everyday, EVERY SINGLE F’ING DAY! Remember, the media are offering cash rewards for such information. As men we no longer even have a representative source of public information.

The double standard: it’s something to think about, guys.

Copyright © William Thien 2018

Sign up to receive updates. It’s easy and safe. Just go to the upper right hand corner of this page and add your email address. We will never sell your contact information to anyone.


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Find by month

Find by date

January 2018
M T W T F S S
« Dec   Feb »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  
Follow William Thien on WordPress.com
Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: