Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Flat Tax Versus The Buxom IRS ...Give It Some Time

Another unpublished old draft from 2009, I just laughed at, and decided needed to be let loose....

So I was a kid in high school and we'd spend time in 'PE' - the short title for my less than favorite class of 'Physical Education'. We were big on short titles. Three letters for three words. We even had three of those three letter TV networks that were short for really long names back then. We used to give people short nick names too like 'PJ' or 'CT' and so on.

So when we were waiting for our turn to play tennis at our PE class, we had to wait for the girls to finish playing first. We were gathered outside the back fence at the court watching skinny Maxine playing buxom Bobbi. Now we happened to be at the same end of the court as buxom Bobbi who happened to have a penchant for low cut V Necks, and as a bunch of teenage boys, we decided we were missing all of the real action while only watching the back of Bobbi, and the front of flat Maxi while Maxi was earning all the points, so we had to move around the side to the end of the net at center court where we could see all the action.

Well its more than 30 years later, and everyone's world has changed. We've all gained a little weight and those girls have had a few offspring, and I have noticed a thing or two about the effects of time on beauty. Given what I know today, I'd have been a lot more enamored with Miss Max if I knew then what I know now.

Whenever I hear reference to a 'Flat Tax' these days, I don't think the word 'flat' has much appeal, until I begin to think about our bountiful IRS - the buxom IRS - that beautiful and benevolent IRS, and those bevy of beautiful benefits that are busting out of it's V Neck, except that with time - our buxom IRS has become a typical civil service 'babe' with a really wide chair, a turtle neck sweater, and all of the bevy has fallen 1-2 feet lower into the bulging belly and butt of a really gross bulbous bag of bad attitude - bitchin' at the world about everything including their job. God alone knows what shes sitting on, but whatever it is - it isn't going to live.

Now in that same period that flat Max has had children which in turn filled her out beautifully, and she has gone on to become the belle of the ball in every way.

The moral of the story is - it may take a few years to really appreciate the well rounded benefits of a flat tax, but I already prefer it to the bulging behemoth that has become the IRS.

Maybe Neal Boortz and John Lander were right to call their proposal the 'Fair Tax'. She may not have a tan yet, but I think I'd prefer the results when the sun sets.

The Monopolistic Morass of More Asses With More Ass

Government bureaucracies are generally made up of two groups of people. The 'Temporarys' and the 'Permanents'. Without specific detail, generally the Temporarys fall in the category of being young, vibrant, beautiful, energetic, etc.

Generally hired by male bosses under the age of 45, temporarys are generally women, who know how to reveal a little cleavage, and have an agenda. Both they and their bosses are temporary because before long one - or both - is going to cross a line and/or simply become 'tired of the game' and move on.

Then there are the permanents. You've met them at the DMV, the post office, the social security office. They are generally sitting on something - presumably a stool, except that you can't see it, or a really wide well worn chair. Often thick rimmed glasses, and/or an enormous amount of make-up (a la Tammy Faye Bakker), and a voice like a drain snake.

Generally these people have attitude. I would refer to this average bureaucrat as having the attitude of an 'ass'. (Which demonstrates complete disrespect for the stubborn form of donkey specifcally referred to as a 'Jackass' or Ass for short - from which this attitude reference derives...)

This however is confusing, because if there is anything particularly noteworthy about these people physically, it is what they are sitting on - which is also an 'ass'. In reality, the confusion derives from the fact that these appear to be two ass people - one physical, and one attitudinal.

And so it is that I would have to describe a bureaucrat as having 'More Ass' than an average human.

But it is more complex than this. You see, generally we can refer to anyone with the attitude of a Jackass (Donkey) as derogatorily being an Ass. Which means that we would be referring to a group of these people with this bad attitude as a bunch of asses. But it is my contention, that because the temporary bureaucrats move on (before they develop these very large physical asses), the only ones that remain in mass are the asses. Ie. there are more asses with more ass.

Which brings us to the final observation of government bureaucrats. Their inability to complete (not 'compete' ...LOL!) productively, effectively, or competitively on ANYTHING. This is what I would call a black hole, a waste patch, or a morass. Thats right - there it is again!! Morass.

And that is the summary of government anything - a great morass of more asses with more ass.

So what would you call it?

Caging The Monkey

A little draft I wrote five years ago in early 2009, and never published until now....

      "When Curious George Obama took over the White House, with the other of the three stooges over in          the Capital Building, Nasty Belowsi in the House, and the scary weed Harry Reid in the Senate, it                  appears as though we have watched the transformation of the monkey into a gorilla.

       Now King Kong is halfway up the Empire State Building with Faye Ray freedom firmly clenched in his          arm, clearly intent on throwing freedom down to it's death....

       What we need now is a commercial break so we can think long enough to rewrite the ending of this              communist oriented classic. Stop the cameras, cut the lights, put the monkey back in the cage, and let's          think about this for a bit. But of course how do we get the monkey back in the cage as long as he has all        the power...

       The real solution is to lure him with the banana, away from his power base, and back into a more        
       controlled environment. Who let these creatures out in the first place? Well apparently we gave them
       this authority by forfeiting our schools and our children to the jungle at recess, and then never ringing
        the bell..."

All so eerily accurate insight - even back that early into this mess.
I regret having asked for 'Wisdom' in a world of stupidity.
Instead I look forward to the happiness of memory loss. I might choose it now.

The End Of The Era Of....

So what clearly defines an end of an era anyway? 9/11? New leadership? Economic meltdown? Entering uncharted waters? Defining new paths where none have existed?

The information age is upon us, and the New World is defined by the ability to manage information - both harnessed and disseminated; both imagery and data; both perception and reality.

The day has effectively ended when an individual can succeed without the skills to absorb and manage information effectively. In the past era of humanity, a simple mind, a good heart, and a strong set of taught values were the norm - and sufficient. And yet our schools are incapable of teaching these skills....

While community leaders were developed from such stock based on the experience of a lifetime's input, respect was given for the knowledge developed over time, and a leaders ability to discern right from wrong, and use the combination of knowledge and experience wisely to make great and respectable decisions. Such leaders stood out easily in a group with the focus that was given them as they naturally rose to the top.

And then along came Google, and Yahoo, and the knowledge explosion. And suddenly the knowledge in one's head is no longer necessary to be gained from experience, or even intelligent focused research. For the first time in the history of mankind, more knowledge is available to any and every tuned-in human than can ever be absorbed. A simple search of any word or combination of words will turn up thousands to millions of references with every type of use, interpretation, application, example and perversion of such a word or concept. All in such a disorganized and useless fashion that is effectively worthless to the important priority based decision making process. Like noise, information overpowers the important thoughtful planning process that is necessary to strategic management of better plans and ideas.

For the first time ever, even for librarians - it is not a question of where the power is - which is in information - and the use of it - for or against people - it is only a question of how to dissect it, organize it, use it best and preferably most wisely - an important consideration apparently lost on today's governing decision makers.

And now at this critical juncture of information availability and management, we turn the corner into a new world that has never before needed such a new level of uncharted wisdom, and virtue while America's schools have fallen into the morass of infighting, stupidity, self absorption, political correctness (that they do not even know how to define) and blurred focus: completely bereft of all that is valuable and important in the use of all knowledge as they have wandered away (or run away in many cases) from all that is traditionally served as foundational - God, family and values.

This is a new era - which I see most clearly marked with hindsight as the turn of the new millenium - clearly highlighted in retrospect as the fall of 2008 (7 Biblical years after 9/11) with the meltdown of all major world economies and consequently most major governments in terms of maintaining priorities previously defined.

New leadership will no longer be defined by old foundational standards. New leadership will be defined by the ability to manage information and hence perception most effectively. And as has since been proven - without the need for a foundation of experience, new leadership will have no choice but to be both controlling and brutal to maintain superiority. Alternately, and optimistically governance might be overcome by more mature technology with even less skill required for the leadership role. But beware of the autonomy of technological leadership - it threatens....

The real power struggles in the world have become wars of perception control, and the control of the media and information management are two of the main pillars by which control is defined and managed.

We used to warn our children about the enemy because it was clear who they were. It is no longer clear for the majority of the world. Only those anchored enough in those old foundational principles of God, family, and values can have enough insight and discernment to measure the new world against old norms.

Whatever your perception of the future, you can be certain we have entered a new era.

A Warning To 'Crats Playing Government Regulation Chess...With Americas former Strength: Business

Oh the thrill of power....Isn't it good to be the king?

But you 'crats* easily forget that when your beloved government falls apart - because you helped kill it....- that you too are one of the paeons that your type pee on as well - and the world you are destroying is your own, and your family's - including your children - if you are not so sterile as to have not had any.

The regulation-istas of America have closed more restaurants in America in the last 5 years than were opened in the previous 15 years. And in most cases, the power hungry 'crats that are responsible for closing them will return to their neighborhoods to find half of their own favorite restaurants also closed. And retail stores. And important service providers.

"But why?" they are so foolish to ask when the light begins to finally break through the fog of their corruption (because they are so willing to work aggressively with NO real or useful information - just their favorite kinds of 'report information': lists and colorful pie charts about irrelevant comparisons that have nothing to do with the basis of intelligent decision making that is based on thoughtful affecting factors.....'excuse data')

So what are the 'crats of America accomplishing by confusing the concept of law with self generated 'regulations' interpreted from badly written excuses for law... Nothing good.

Oh - the 'crats* say the problems belong to the business sector:
-  'they do not know how to manage their businesses in this important regulatory environment - they must change their approach....'
- 'they should increase their prices to reflect the growing costs of regulation - but don't cause inflation now'
- 'these regulations are necessary to protect the public....'
- 'inspection and investigation are necessary to maintain compliance...'  (If investigation and inspection by objective reviewers is so beneficial, why are the same regulators, inspectors, and investigators putting up so many security blocks to even getting into their offices - let alone allowing inspection and investigation of their offices to ensure they are in compliance with the public's determined best interests....)

Ah - but this is the rub in what is now officially and regulatorily a police state - the 'crats are both organized and funded to work against the public, but the public is neither organized or funded to work against the police state. So who is going to win this chess game? The strategy has worked, and the answer for you dear paeon is 'Checkmate'.

Relinquish your queen.

You are nothing, and you own nothing of value. When it finally occurs to you that what you think you own is both valueless, and no longer your own, and it begins to irritate you enough to shut off your big screen, and rise from your comfy chair, see if I am still around. I'll be happy to explain how it went down to you.

Yours truly ...
from the field.

* 'Crats - bureaucrats empowered by the statist Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives that fight freedom with 'evergrown' governing authority.