I probably missed something, so remind me of important stuff I should have mentioned here in the comments.
Earlier in this year, a prole Hispanic, George Zimmerman, shot and killed a black youth, Trayvon Martin, who was beating him up. Now George Zimmerman is under house arrest, after spending time in jail, and there’s a good chance he’s going to be found guilty of murder and spend a lot more time in jail.
And it was also a year with two really dramatic mass shooters, James Holmes and Adam Lanza.
Reasonable restrictions on the guns most commonly used to commit crimes (handguns) or guns perceived as most dangerous (assault rifles) seem reasonable to me, but we have crazy gun-nuts who think it’s some communist plot to confiscate every gun and turn the United States into communist Russia.
Using a gun in self defense is rather pyrrhic anyway, because you could wind up in prison, as George Zimmerman may. As good as it may feel, emotionally, to dish out vigilante justice, it’s more practical to run and hide.
John Derbyshire was fired from the National Review for a column he wrote advising white people to avoid blacks because they are dangerous. It’s too bad for George Zimmerman that he didn’t follow Derb’s advice. (Link to the infamous column)
I used to think Newt was a hero of conservatism but I finally became aware that the guy is a slimeball.
THE STUPID PALIN FAMILY
Even commenters at the National Review got sick of Sarah Palin.
And will any of Sarah Palin’s kids graduate from college? This is new material I never blogged about before. Willow Plain joins her older siblings in not being college material.
Somehow, I am sure that Obama’s daughters will both go to college.
Mitt Romney was the smartest Republican nominee since Richard Nixon. But the stupid elements in the Republican Party, many of whom, unfortunately, comment on this blog, couldn’t stand the idea of someone smart leading the country. Would they rather have a moron like Sarah Palin as president? Or a slimeball like Newt?
Unfortunately, Romney lost. Remember that I predicted in 2008 that Obama would be a two term president. And I never said otherwise in 2012, I only said that Romney had the best chance of defeating him. And it was a very close election. But not for the following, maybe Romney would have won:
(1) Brutal attacks by slimeball Newt Gingrich during the primaries.
(2) Hurricane Sandy which allowed Obama to look presidential and pick up what seemed like an endorsement from Governor Christie who seemed to be trying to suck up to him to get more hurricane relief aid.
The Supreme Court did not find it unconstitutional, which is as I predicted because the Supreme Court has not found any economic legislation unconstitutional since the 1930s.
I suggest that you all learn to like it. People who think that the pre-Obama-care healthcare system makes any sense are just blindly repeating Republican talking points.
I am looking forward to being able to retire early and obtain cheap health insurance.
I supported the Buffett Rule which is that people making more than a million dollars a year should pay at least 30% income tax.
Buffet Rule opponents say that higher taxes for the rich would kill the economy. Funny how out of one side of their mouth they say the tax won’t raise much revenue, but then on the other side they say this tiny increase in taxes will utterly kill the economy. It’s nonsense. A 30% tax rate isn’t that high, and as a tax on income, it doesn’t discourage rich people from starting businesses which generally don’t pay taxes in their startup phase because startups usually don’t have profits.
Earlier this year, I discovered that as many as TWO-THIRDS of the super-rich supported Obama in 2008. Remember that this is a group that doesn’t show up in regular surveys. The super rich want higher taxes.
The Republican super rich who support Republicans tend to be proles like David Siegel.
Exit polls suggested to me that the Republican insistence on shielding the rich from taxation (which the rich, themselves, want) hurt Mitt Romney in the election.
WHITES TO NO LONGER BE THE MAJORITY
From now on, white babies are no longer the majority of births. Combined with continued immigration, the coming of the non-white majority is inevitable.
And I should point out as “liberal” as Romney supposedly was, there was no supposedly more “conservative” running against him with an anti-immigration message. Newt was pro-amnesty.
After Romney lost the election, the mainstream Republicans became convinced they must reach out to Hispanics (but not Asians because Republicans imagine that Hispanics will vote Republican because they are Catholic), and probably we will see some sort of amnesty which will create more Hispanic citizens and more Democratic voters.
The HBO series girls was considered racist because all of the girls were white (even though it’s pretty realistic that four white girls would live in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and be friends). Prediction for 2013: a new multi-racial female character.
Half Sigma purchased Apple products for the first time in 2012. And he actually likes the iOS devices.