Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Rondel vs. Freund Show

If anybody is out there reading this, I've published the first two episodes of my show on YouTube. The show is me and my friend talking about current topics and our interests. We have amazing insights and try to have a good time. Please take a look and I suspect the production value and conversation will improve over time.

We welcome your comments and feedback.
Podcast #1
Podcast #2

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Trump wins

I'm not a huge (not intended) fan of Trump, but I'm super against those who don't support him. That includes "conservatives". The democrats are so far gone that anyone who is not a democrat is easily super qualified to lead this country. Seriously. I don't care if the guy says shit you don't like, grow up. He could shit on the stage and hurl it at the audience and he would still be more qualified than any democrat running for office.

Listening to Ben Shapiro just pisses me off. Character matters? No, it doesn't. Who the fuck cares, get your head out of your ass and smell the fucking future. You aren't it, dumbass. Conservatism isn't it.

There are an innumerable number of posts and reactions that show just how far gone the left is. Here's a small sampling:


To the second one, yes your son should have died you fucking waste of a human being. Your son should have been aborted and unfortunately it took 28 years for it to happen. Don't think for a second that your son wouldn't have killed someone for some idiotic reason. The person killed your son because your son THREATENED his life. Oh, and give me a fucking break with the hard luck story. Don't buy Air Jordans which cost probably a weeks salary, and for g-dsakes where is planned parenthood when you need them to prevent this idiot from having children. I could go on and on around this horrible person and his horrible family, but I won't because apparently his horribleness makes other people racist. Yup, his stupidity is because of racism.

You know why I'm a Trump supporter? Because the bitch and her family are not. Because they are "with her" and that's fucking scary. Anyone who reads shit like this and isn't banding together and getting on the Trump train is a fucking traitor. And quite frankly just plain stupid.

Trump won, yay. Holy shit this country is fucked.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Why Trump is Better than Hillary

The simple reason why anyone would support Trump over Hillary is that it's clear that Trump loves his country and his people while Hillary does not. That's it. We can argue all we want about policies, but at the end of the day you have two people. One person has your best interests in his heart, the other one has her best interests. That alone explains the appeal of Trump to Hillary.

More generally, the parties are reflecting this distinction. One party loves America, while another party doesn't. They say they do with this and that caveat. But it's increasing clear that they don't.

I for one am starting to really loathe (more than I already do) all these people in this country who don't appreciate it. It's extremely disheartening and anger inducing to listen to a bunch of ingrates bash the country that has given them a lifestyle that they could only have dreamed of.

We are a country that is clearly moving in the wrong direction. We are becoming a racially polarized country and it's getting worse. It's a very sad state and we have no one but ourselves to blame.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Simplifying the tax code is not so simple

I just read an interesting article in the WSJ regarding simplifying the tax code.  The policy proposals are sensible enough and the author makes a push to separate efficient tax policy from government redistribution but I think his efforts are wasted.

The first thing to realize is that the tax code is complex on purpose and the main motivation behind it is to hide the amount of taxes that each person actually pays.  If you knew how much you actually paid in taxes, you would have a different perspective on things.  The goal of tax policy is to tax you as much as possible without you knowing you're being taxed as much as possible.

Why does your employer collect taxes on your behalf.  Well, it's kind of like the idea of paying yourself first for retirement. To recapitulate, the idea is that if you pay yourself first, you won't see the money and won't miss it as much. It makes savings easier. Well, your taxes are withheld for the same reason. Does anybody question the legality of the government going to your employer and demanding that they pay them the taxes you owe?  Anyway, it's just one of the ways to minimize the pain of paying taxes.

Other ways that you don't know you're being taxed are that your employer pays social security taxes for you. Actually, they don't, they just pay you less than you would otherwise be paid. Another method of hiding taxes is to cause inflation. Another is to tax a company who then raises prices to pay for the tax. There are countless ways you are being taxed which aren't explicit.

The bigger picture is that simplifying the tax code is a political loser for the right. Why? Well, there are basically two types of taxes, implicit and explicit.  Explicit is what you pay today when you file you're return.  Implicit are all the hidden taxes that you're not aware of.  If you simplify the tax code and reduce the implicit taxes, then explicit taxes must go up. So, in an effort to improve tax efficiency and therefore the economy, the right will be accused of wanting to raise taxes on the average American.

The right way approach the argument on the right is not to simplify but to expose. Our policy should focus on making the implicit explicit which will drive people to demand changes in taxes. The reality is that even in our highly progressive tax system, the poor still pay a large percentage of their income in taxes, they just don't know it. If we are able to help them figure this out, they will no longer be immune to the siren song of higher taxes by the left.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Efficient my ass

I suck at investing.  I'm really bad at it.  Nonetheless, one thing I'm seeing which makes no sense whatsoever is the price of oil.  I'm reading a bunch of articles talking about how oil is going to remain at a $50 price point for the foreseeable future, down from it's $115 high in 2014. WTF!  Think about that for a second.  ONE year ago the price was $115 and now it's less than half of that and nobody saw it coming.  Really?  How on earth could people predict that it will stay at $50 when just one year ago the smart money was pricing it at more than double.  It's not like oil is a new commodity nor a hidden one.  How could people have been so wrong then and be so assured that they are so right now.  It doesn't make any sense.  

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What do you mean you won't vote for Donald Trump

Here's my problem with the "establishment" types.  They despise "The Donald" so much that they wouldn't vote for him no matter what.  Really?  What's the alternative, Hillary; a fucking avowed socialist.  Say what you will about Trump, at least he's not them.  With them you know they are trying to ruin the country, you actually know their intentions are bad and that they are pushing us to moral decay and insolvency (which is a direct result of moral decay).  On the other hand you have Trump who said some upsetting things about Mexican rapists (don't want to offend those guys).  He may be a blowhard and an egomaniac, but one thing is for sure, he's not Hillary or a democrat.  The one truth in these times of ours is that there are no centrist democrats (Joe Lieberman being a possible exception and they kicked the Jew out).  Every last one of them is dedicated to hardcore leftist ideas.

All Republicans should have one rule for their vote, anybody but a democrat.  If they can't get that right, then they're already to the left.

For the interested, here's Jeff Jacoby stating his intention not to vote Trump:
THE TV NEWS was on, and there was a story about the leading candidates in the Republican presidential field.
"So if Donald Trump gets the nomination," my liberal friend needled me, "are you going to vote for him?"
"He's not going to be the nominee," I said, "but I wouldn't vote for him in any case."

Monday, October 5, 2015

Why are you answering?

The big problem with dealing with the liberal media is that they constantly push a liberal point of view.  Conservatives who talk to these people are in a bit of a no-win situation.  The sad fact is that these people control what the public sees and conservatives have to go through them to get to the American people.  Maybe that will change, but for now conservatives feel that the liberal media is necessary.

Nonetheless, if you must go and talk to liberals don't let them intimate bad things about you.  If a media person lies or distorts a statement and then proceeds to ask for your reaction to that lie or distortion, do not begin by saying that's not what you said.  These people are scum for phrasing the question that way in the first place.  Say it!!!!  Say to that person who just lied to you and the American people, "why are you lying about what I said".  Make them answer the question about their low moral character and their outrageous deceit.  Do not give a liar and a charlatan any credibility.  

Whenever conservatives dance around blatant lies it shows their weakness and their lack of understanding of the other side.  The other side doesn't care about the truth and will say and do anything to advance their agenda.  Do not engage with them as if they were a honorable partner.  They aren't.  Attack them for what they are; liars, cowards, cheats, power hungry elitist, narcissistic douche-bags.  Hate them the way that they hate you.  That's the only path to victory against an implacable enemy.   

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Men and Marriage

The reason for reading if you're a columnist or blogger is to get new ideas on things.  Now I don't really think there are many new ideas out there, they've all been said before, but I guess by reading I might learn something new.

I'm reading Men and Marriage by George Gilder and I have to say there's a lot of interesting information in there.  The book started off a little in the I'm making this shit up direction, but it's since moved into the there's some reason and research to back this shit up lane.

His basic premise is that men and women are different.  Got that, next.  He then tries to make the case that women are sexually superior to men.  The point he's making is that being a woman (and I think that's what he's really talking about when he refers to sex) is a passive action.  The very definition of woman doesn't require her to do anything.  In addition, her role as woman is defined by nature and the superiority in her sex that he's referring to is derived from the richness of her experience as a woman (i.e. child bearing and rearing).  Men from a sexual standpoint only have one function, the act of sex.  Beyond that their sexual identity is non-existent and what it means to be a man is undefined.

The essential question he's answering is the essence of the sexes, what it means to be a man or woman.  His point is that for women the definition is well defined and clear but not so for men.  What it means to be a man in modern society is defined by society and largely by women.  Without that definition, men and their need to define themselves as men takes other, possibly more destructive forms.

It's an interesting theory and one that I'm enjoying reading about.

Monday, September 28, 2015

With all it's imperfections

That phrase is the unmistakable signature of someone who is inching towards anti-semitism.  What other group of people is held to such high standards?  None, that's for sure.  What are these supposed imperfections that infect the Jewish state; how could the Jews of the middle east cure their affliction?  They can't because they aren't sick.

Moreover, the Jewish state is hailed as "the only democracy in the middle east that's tolerant of gays and women".  What a low bar to meet.  The truth is that the too tolerant Jews are more tolerant than the rest of the world.  From the perspective of the Left, they surpass every other country on the face of the earth.  The entire qualification that they are the only mideast democracy, or that they're good "with all their imperfections", wink, wink is nothing more than the slander that they are evil but not that evil.

Anyone who uses this phrase has already in their heart and mind conceded the premise that the Jews of the middle east don't belong there and are less than they should be.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

How many stupid fucking Jews are there?

The reason this country is going into the toilet is that conservatives are no longer actually conservative. Take this Ann Coulter incident. Clifford D. May is an idiot and he wrote a letter to Ms. Coulter proving it. Let's get a few things straight, it should be clear from the context of her statement what she meant. The "fucking" in the statement was an exclamation. Regardless, who the fuck cares whether Ann Coulter likes Jews or not. If you are a smart Jew, you care whether the policies she espouses are beneficial or detrimental to you.

Moving beyond my rambling to Mr. May's, his letter is an exercise in incoherence. The innuendo is that her language means she's an anti-semite, and he then proceeds to say it's really really bad to be an anti-semite, and that the good republican candidates were just reaffirming this nations constant support for Israel. No, they weren't. They were in fact pandering (my suspicion is not to jews, but to christians).

One particularly stupid point in his article is the suggestion that Ann wouldn't say, those fucking blacks or those fucking hispanics. He's right, she wouldn't because that would raise a ridiculous shit storm because of the crazy PC bullshit that's going on in this country. You know what she would say, how many fucking white males are there or how many fucking christians. She'd say it because those groups of people don't go apeshit for any reason whatsoever. I dare Mr. May to say a bad word about "those people"....fuck, I forgot that's verboten language with regards to those fucking people.

I suspect that Ann thought that Jews in this country and conservatives (or so they claim) are not "those" people who go completely apeshit over non-offenses like these. The so-called conservatives are ruining this country and whatever is left of the Republican party. It's really astonishing to watch CONSERVATIVES go bananas over stuff like this.

Here's a link to the idiot: http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0915/may092415.php3

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Qualified...compared to what?

I think what the political pundits don't get is that pretty much no one in public office is qualified to be in public office.  Seriously, our politicians don't do anything, at least not positive.  Trump and Carson are not qualified, please!  Compared to who...Obama?  What exactly did Obama DO before becoming president?  Is being a politician a qualification?  Well, yeah, if your job is to be a politician.

The truth is that we'd be better off with decent folks in charge who have a high enough intellect (not too high) to do the job.  There's no special presidential qualification.  For god's sake, the democrats are destroying this country and these are the qualified ones!  Heaven forbid we get a few "unqualified" people in charge.

What makes everybody angry is that the charge of Carson and Trump being unqualified is because they are not elite douche bags like themselves.  It was the same with Harriet Miers.  To all you elite SOBs out there, take your John Roberts and your Obamacare and put it where the sun don't shine.

Why are you asking?

Ben Carson recently got into trouble when he answered a question regarding whether a Muslim should be president.  Here is the text:
On Sunday's Meet the Press, Chuck Todd asked Ben Carson, "Should a President’s faith matter?"

Carson's answer was comfortingly banal. "Well, I guess it depends on what that faith is," he replied. "If it’s inconsistent with the values and principles of America, then of course it should matter. But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the Constitution, no problem."

But Todd had a follow-up. "So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?"

And then Carson went off the rails. "No, I don’t, I do not," he said. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that."
OFF THE RAILS!!!  Really?.  Nevertheless, what is the point of this question?  To put Ben Carson in a situation where they can label him a racist.  Literally, the entire point of the question is to call him a racist.  Does it matter whether Carson believes that Islam is consistent with the constitution?  Nope.  Does it matter whether Carson believes that Christianity is consistent with the constitution?  Nope.  His first response was perfect.  His second response should have been something like:
That's not a question for me to answer.  It's a question for an candidate who is a believer in Islam to answer and I fully expect that you will ask that candidate whether his/her faith would override his faithfulness to the constitution.  My faith has made me into the person I am today, a person who will govern with adherence to our constitution unlike the current president and the democratic party.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Et tu?

Not satisfied with redefining "rights", the supreme court has changed the definition of "marriage" to include couples of the same sex.  That transmutation puts an end to the evolutionary nature of the constitution while at the same time rescinding its meaning entirely.  The constitution is dead, and we have killed it.

I don't know if all conservatives, or sane people as I like to call them, fully realize this.  I've been reading lots of articles arguing the finer details of the rulings and most of them are concerned with chief justice Roberts' ruling on Obamacare and Kennedy's ruling on same sex marriage.  Parsing their words and logic and explaining how they don't make sense.  Of course they don't make sense, nothing they are doing makes sense if you're sane.  

But you know what makes less sense, that nobody is talking about the four liberals who voted for this shit.  Tacitly accepted is that they'll do batshit crazy things, that they don't give a fuck about the law, and that's just ok because they're crazy fucking liberals.  When your hopes are pinned on John Roberts standing his ground or Kennedy reading the law because the crazies are a given, you've already fucking lost.  Wake up and smell that you're in the asylum and you're becoming a minority.  

I don't know what to do about it, but what's clear is that our opponents don't give two shits about process and only about outcomes.  They're willing to go to hell and back to get what they want.  In my rather short life so far, I have yet to see people with so little regard for process, for procedure, for the law.  We all have a vague understanding about right and wrong, about the law and what's acceptable and what's not.  Liberals disregard for the law, the mainstreaming of indecency, and their lust for power are very bad omens for this country.

Save your money, get your guns, and take care of yourselves.  It's going to be a bumpy ride.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Misogyny in 2018

Got to love that the first "black" president is lecturing America about race relations.  Truth be told, if the guy were going to consistently tell me how racist I still was, I never would have voted for him.  Wait a second...I didn't vote for him.  Nonetheless, it's truly astounding that 6 years with this guy and after re-electing him, we're still constantly hearing about how racist we are.  Here's Obama
The legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives, you know, that casts a long shadow, and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on. We’re not cured of it,” Obama said in the interview, posted in full on Monday. “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘n——-’ in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. … Societies don’t overnight completely erase everything that happened 2-300 years prior.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/obama-n-word-marc-maron-interview-119272.html#ixzz3eKyMKRkh
I can't wait for our next president, Hillary Clinton, to lecture us about how we are a misogynistic country that pays women 77 cents on the dollar (#big fat lie).

Thursday, April 23, 2015

What to do, what to do

I haven't wrote on here in forever.  I'll admit that I've lost some of my fondness for politics.  I now believe that it's pointless; there are too many Hutus and not enough Tutsis.  That being said, I miss writing on this blog.  Writing, expressing one's ideas and sharing them is exhilarating.  It's my pointless personal accomplishment.  It makes me feel good, and I miss it.

Right now, I'm at work, not working.  Thinking...procrastinating, wondering what should I do.  I don't know.

Here I write to no one but myself.  One day, I'll have more to say, something more salient regarding the state of the world.  That's not today.

I'm 38 years old and I've yet to live.  I recently had a son and it hasn't changed everything.  I'm still me, and he's a bag full of mush.  He's cool and all, but I'm still me.  In the early days, my son made me think of my own mortality in a very positive, or neutral light.  Having always been scared of death, he helped me see that we aren't even fully alive when we are alive.  He is not who he will become and I was once like that.  It's humbling, freeing, and a bit scary.

I'm going to switch jobs at work.  I'll be with the same company, just going to another team.  This job constantly depresses me and I don't fully understand why.  It's a huge company where no one cares about you, and I don't fit in that well...I guess that's it.  Anyway, one day I hope to start my own thing.  I don't even care about the money (well, a little) but I'll never make real money working at a job I dislike for someone else.

If I ever hope to be really wealthy, the only path is as an entrepreneur.  Unfortunately, I don't know if I have what it takes.  I think most entrepreneurs start young, they have this internal drive that's present their whole life.  I don't think that spark is in me.  My wife sort of has it, when she's excited.  She's good at seeing problems or potential solutions.  I live such a simple life, that my imagination isn't as active as others.  I'm jealous.

I'm going to finish our second app, that's my second futile accomplishment after this blog.  Nice to be back, and time to get to back to work.