Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Epic Karma

Karma: action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation.
from Dictionary.com

As a Christian, I don't believe in Karma per se. That is, I don't believe in it the way the Buddhists do.  I do believe that our actions have consequences.  The Bible says, "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A person reaps what he sows." (Gal. 6:7)

So call it what you will. Karma. Payback. Just desserts. What goes around comes around. It's all the same thing. And for a schadenfreude junkie like me, it's like crack, baby. Especially when it happens to Limousine Liberals like Alec Baldwin.
Actor Alec Baldwin has joined a list of elite New Yorkers targeted by tax collectors who think they're fibbing about where they really live to dodge New York City income taxes.

In recent years, auditors have confronted hundreds of super-wealthy New Yorkers over the residency rules - including star Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter.

Facing shrinking revenues, the state has ramped up its pursuit of suspected tax dodgers, hiring 189 new auditors and - for the first time - making filers swear under oath on tax forms as to how many days they "spend in New York City."

If it's more than 183 days and the filer has a residence in the city, the tax bill goes up.

Baldwin, star of NBC's "30 Rock," owns a three-bedroom co-op on Central Park West, a house in the Hamptons and a pad near his daughter in Los Angeles.

He spends lots of time in the city doing the show, but claims the Hamptons as home base. That made him one of hundreds of people slapped with an audit in 2009.

"The moment you start working regularly [in the city], the city finance people come after you," Baldwin recently told an audience at City College.
Hmmmm. How 'bout that? If you work and achieve success in New York, the fruits of your success are subject to confiscation [/sarcasm].

How did such a thing ever come to pass? Follow along with me.

Limousine Liberals like Alec Baldwin demand government solutions to problems. Limousine Liberals like Alec Baldwin raise a ruckus about the rich "paying their fair share". And then, Limousine Liberals like Alec Baldwin skip off to the Hamptons to avoid the high taxes they've inflicted on everyone else!

By their fruits you shall know them. Alec Baldwin, like all Limousine Liberals, is a big, fat phony.

On the subject of karma, I think I've get some coming my way for my rather mean post in which I postulated that a police officer had died "in hot pursuit of a dozen donuts".

It turns out the the officer in question was an undercover cop who was killed by...wait for it...the police.  Yeah, you read that right. By the police.
Police say he was shot and killed by other officers who responded to the scene to break up a fight.
I'd like to know how the "internal investigation" turns out. It's fairly obvious when the cops kill a mundane* that it the "investigation" will determine that the cops did nothing wrong.  But when it's one of them, you can't be so sure.

In any regard, I apologize to the family of the fallen officer for my unkindness.

*Will Grigg's term for those of us who aren't part of the political elite or the police state apparatus.