Watercooler 4/18/16 Open Thread: Hypocrites All Around Us


For me personally one of the dirtiest words you can call me is a hypocrite.  The implication that you do not practice what you preach is one of the most serious acquisitions you can level against someone.  Being a hypocrite can ruin your reputation, cost your career and family, and cause those around you to lose faith in everything you stand for.  So as for me you can call me any four letter word in the dictionary and I can let it go just as easily as Queen Elsa in a snow storm (I have daughters… don’t judge me).  But the fear of being labeled a hypocrite, now that convicts me to be a better Christian, father, husband, and employee.  So lets examine some examples of hypocrisy in all it’s nasty forms.

Corporate America:  Let me be clear about something if you own a company that supplies a product to the general public and you do not want to provide that product to any particular group of people for what ever reason I DO NOT CARE!  With the exception of the essentials of life (food, clothing, and shelter) if you want to lose customers and not sell to someone you disagree with on anything that is up to you.  Many liberal corporations have taken exception to what they deem as discriminatory legislature in certain states lately and have decided to use the might of their business to force equality.  Again while I disagree in principle with these corporations as a conservative I support their right to no do business in a state or municipality that they do not want to.  If a genetic male being forced to use the men’s room offends you by all means act as your conscience dictates.  If you feel Christians are bigots and do not want them using your products because of it… good for you.  Now lets toss some hypocrisy in the mix.  Lets say you use your power to threaten government institutions over what you see as LTGB(QRXD) unfriendly policy, but you still do business in muslim nations where being gay gets you executed.  Starbucks and Apple, here is your foot. I think you know what to do with it.  One has to wonder how many beheading videos were filmed on iphones whilst sipping on a Grande Latte.


The Federal Government: It was a record breaking year for the tax man.  Is there anything worse then a hypocrite that cries poor, but in all reality is really just a deadbeat that doesn’t know how to handle their business?

Inflation-adjusted federal tax revenues hit a record $1.48 trillion for the first half of fiscal year 2016, but the federal government still ran a $461 billion deficit during that time, according to the latest monthly Treasury Department statement.

In the first half of fiscal 2016, which included the months of October, November, December, January, February, and March, the amount of taxes collected by the federal government outpaced the first half of all previous fiscal years, even after adjusting for inflation. The 2016 fiscal year begins on Oct. 1, 2015, and runs through Sept. 30, 2016.

The federal government collected $1,476,218,000,000 in the first half of fiscal year 2016. Most of the $1.48 trillion came from individual income taxes, which comprised almost half of that total, totaling $675 billion.


Hillary Clinton:  Where do we start with this habitual offender of hypocrisy.  How about this one, what exactly did you say in those speeches you gave on Wall Street?  Hypocrites usually think the people they are lying to are stupid.  This is clearly the case with Hillary.  She would ask the socialists, and hipsters that make up the base of the Democrat party to believe that someone paid her a quarter million dollars to speak for 60 minutes, and expected nothing in return.  She also wants us to believe that while speaking to these “fat cats” that she chided and scolded them for being evil capitalists.  Me thinks this story doesn’t hold water.  But unfortunately facts are something a Democrat typically will not be bothered with.  They prefer instead to operate on feelings and other arbitrary things.

Oh and Hillary while you are soaring so high above us can you take a moment to look down?  Did you notice that the government extradited a Romanian hacker who has claimed to have compromised your email server?


Now these are but a few of the hypocrites who insert themselves into our lives.  Lets hear from you guys and girls, who deserves a place on this list?


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