"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"
"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain
Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”
If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill
"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero
As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”
"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan
"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler
"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day
"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown
"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"
Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.
Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples
“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift
Friday, October 20, 2017
He asked me about previous presidents and I said I could tell you that President Obama — who was my commander in chief when I was on active duty — did not call my family,” he stated. “That was not a criticism. That was just to simply say I don’t believe President Obama called. That’s not a negative thing. I don’t believe President Bush called in all cases. I don’t believe any president particularly when the casualty rates are very, very high that presidents call. I believe they all write.”
He then explained that after he told that to Trump three days ago, the president decided to make phone calls to the families of the four earlier this month. Kelly also noted that the president asked him how to make those calls.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Over the first six weeks, NFL ratings are down 7.5 percent as compared to last season, per Nielsen. They're down 18.7 percent from the 2015 season. (Commenting last year on the decline, Goodell punted, blaming the presidential election for America's fading interest.)
Faced with such awful stats, it's incontrovertible that if Goodell were himself a player, he'd have already been cut.
Here's an excerpt from the unofficial transcript:
|Deserter Bergdahl's parents being 'honored' by Obama|
Obama holds a photo-op in the White house Rose Garden with great fanfare. The ceremony is to announce to the nation and the invited guest parents that Obama has successfully negotiated the release of their son, a "brave soldier serving in Afghanistan," from the Taliban who captured and held their son hostage.
With applause and typical adulation by the press corp, the ceremony commenced.
But their seemed to be symptoms that the story of this rescue by Obama was incomplete.
It was. It went all the way down the rabbit hole.
The first outwardly suspicious looking thing was Bergdahl's father with his Taliban looking beard. It turns out the Bergdahls are fine with the Taliban (almost as pathetic as Obama).
Then we discover five murderous Guantanamo Bay militant Muslim prisoners were traded for Bergdahl's release from the Taliban. This was done by Obama illegally, without the review and approval of Congress.
Then we discover the Bergdahl was free to come and go as he pleased with Taliban.
Bergdahl appeared to have just deserted his post and joined the Taliban and he did it after his father had advised him to do so in their correspondence.
The Army, unfortunately feared Bergdahl had been captured by the Taliban and was being held prisoner. Patrols were sent out to save Bergdahl, and six soldiers were killed in this effort.
Bergdahl, after his release, was seen in photos comfortably at home with the Taliban.
So it turn out that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl just walked away from his outfit, became a deserter and a traitor.
All this Taliban sympathy, American death and treason was given a White House Rose Garden Ceremony by Taliban sympathizing Obama.
One question still lingers, how the hell did Bergdahl ever become a Sergeant? m/r
U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty this month to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after being exchanged by the previous administration for five high-risk Taliban commanders in 2014.By pleading guilty, Bergdahl will avoid facing a trial for abandoning his Afghan post in 2009, reports the Associated Press (AP), citing two unnamed sources.
Taliban terrorists reportedly kidnapped Bergdahl after he left his post and held him captive for about five years until the former U.S. president authorized the controversial exchange in 2014.
The sources told AP that American service members who were seriously injured searching for the alleged deserter would testify during sentencing, which is scheduled to start on October 23.
“Some of Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers want him held responsible for any harm suffered by those who went looking for him,” it adds. “The judge ruled a Navy SEAL and an Army National Guard sergeant wouldn’t have found themselves in separate firefights if they hadn’t been searching.”
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Is Frederica Wilson so stupid that she doesn't understand that White House Phone calls are recorded? m/r
US Rep. Frederica Wilson says president made 'insensitive' remark
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Juan Williams is an idiot. m/r
Monday, October 16, 2017
The military has long bemoaned America's tubby youth, and the Council for a Strong America says Colorado is part of the problem, with more than 27 percent of the state's children categorized as overweight.
Those extra candy bars compound a complex problem for military recruiting. Between other health issues, criminal records and other troubles from facial tattoos to drug habits, a full 70 percent of Colorado teens are ineligible for military service.
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