I was just telling my boss the same thing

From the mouths of babes, huh?  Well, not babes in the literal sense.  Nor physical sense.  I don’t know in what sense at all, actually.  What do you want from me on the first college football Saturday of the year and opening day of dove season?

An 82-year-old woman with a rap sheet dating back to 1955 has been arrested on suspicion of burglarizing at least eight doctors’ offices throughout Torrance.  Doris Thompson was arrested Thursday after detectives tracked her down at a motel in El Segundo, the Torrance Daily Breeze reported.

…Thompson has a 21-page rap sheet that includes arrests from 1955 for disturbing the peace, burglary, forgery and grand theft from Los Angeles to the South Bay to Beverly Hills, according to the Daily Breeze. She was arrested in connection with a homicide in 1957, but was deemed insane and committed to a hospital.

The octogenarian previously pleaded guilty two years ago for similar burglaries, and reportedly asked if she would be serving the entire three years of her sentence. Thompson was released on parole in November.

According to the newspaper, she reportedly told detectives at her sentencing that she “wouldn’t do all this nonsense if the government gave us more money.”

Kim reported that Thompson served time in state prison nine times and has 25 known aliases.

That’s potentially 25 votes for you-know-who.  Frankly I’m a bit surprised Democrats haven’t latched onto multiple personality syndrome as a voter registration multiplier.  In the second term when he’s got more flexibility, perhaps.


If I help him he’s gonna help me.  That’s a great message to send to you daughter, Peggy.  The best day of your life is the day a politician’s speech leads you to believe you no longer have to worry about putting gas in your car or paying your mortgage.  I can’t help but wonder how the man who signed into law the bill creating our federal government’s “free money for poor folks” programs might feel about your comments…

“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”


“I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

Lyndon Johnson, ladies and gentlemen.  We always joke that when Democrats accuse Republicans of some imagined sin they’re projecting.  Remember how Democrats shrieked W was just an ignorant Texas redneck?  Yeah.  Well LBJ was absolutely right that it merely took a few baubles to convince blacks to almost universally support the party of Robert Byrd, Bull Connor, and Ross Barnett over the party of Lincoln.  He was dead wrong about making a difference, though.  We have created a permanently impoverished, dependent class of people in the US.

Contrary to beliefs in the major media, that includes people of all races and colors – not just blacks.  When folks like me complain that welfare is bad idea it’s not because we hate poor people.  In my case it’s more an acceptance of human nature.  If you remove incentives to work and provide a responsibility-free sustenance-level income there are plenty of people who are perfectly happy to live on the dole.  That’s a difficult cycle to break.

Of course, it’s easy for a politician to buy votes with promises of fighting to give you more of other people’s money.  Class warfare is easy to stoke.  Appealing to our inner four year old – it’s not fair the rich have so much and you have so little – is easy.  Self determination is hard.  Hard work is hard.  Saving is hard.  Why bother when there’s always a politician who’s more than happy to reach into your neighbor’s pocket on your behalf.

We have two 82 year old Californians in the news this week.  Democrats are quick dismiss one of them as deranged, senile, and confusedly spouting off a stream of words with no meaning or consequence.  But not the one with the 55 year history of mental illness and anti-social behavior who would mend her larcenous ways if the government would just buy her off.  That’s just sound social policy.  Nay, they’re trashing the 82 year old with a dry-cool wit, an Oscar, and flinty stare.

Doris Thompson is obviously in need of help.  Unfortunately she lives in California.  California is run by its public sector unions and governed by politicians who value high-speed white elephants no one will ride over fiscal sanity.  They can’t afford to give her the help she obviously needs.  Which would be bad enough if they weren’t compounding it by treating her words as guidance from the state comptroller.

Why don’t we just end poverty forever by having the Treasury department print up a crisp, new $1,000,000 bill for every man, woman, and child in America?  The multiplier effect would be huge and never again would anyone in America be faced with want or need.  Just think how fast our economy would grow if nobody ever had to work again!  It’s a solution whose time has come.  Just think of how much more we all could do if the government gave us more money.


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