Life is a Bungling process...
Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”
"the difference between a negotiation and an argument ... an argument being something you can win." Christopher Buckley (Thank You For Smoking)
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
“You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.” Stan Laurel – “Brats”
"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.
"Half the World spends its time laughing at the other half, and both are fools." from Think Fast Mr. Moto
Saturday, July 4, 2015
are we now more politically correct than free?
Confederate flag imagery from its app store. Apple CEO Tim Cook said on
Twitter that he wished to honor the Charleston shooting victims “by
eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it.”
Recall that Soviet leaders hoped they could drop executed party members
down an Orwellian memory hole by airbrushing them out of photographs.
they merely, for example, displayed little troops carrying the infamous
Rebel banner. But the partial retreat came only after the Game Labs
Team, which develops computer simulations, blasted Apple:
Spielberg’s Schindler’s List did not try to amend his movie to look
more comfortable. The historical Gettysburg movie (1993) is still on
iTunes. We believe that all historical art forms: books, movies, or
games such as ours, help to learn and understand history, depicting
events as they were. True stories are more important to us than money. .
. . We can’t change history, but we can change the future.
Sharpton’s National Action Network are demanding that the Pentagon
eradicate “all remnants of the Confederacy” from its military bases,
including the names of Confederate officers who didn’t own slaves. They
recently staged a protest outside Fort Hamilton Army base, in Brooklyn,
calling for the Pentagon to rename General Lee Avenue, which runs
through the base. Memphis mayor A. C. Wharton Jr. is demanding that the
grave of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest be dug up and exiled
from the city. Huffington Post commenters are demanding that statues of
Confederates in Washington, D.C., be pulled down.
course a living, breathing former long-time Ku Klux Klan organizer
resided in the Capitol for nearly as long as some of its statues, but
because Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd was a Democrat, libs like the
HuffPo crowd weren’t interested in history.”
anything, even though that progressive Democratic president was a
strident racist who during his time in office re-segregated the federal
work force, fired hundreds of black federal employees, and showed D. W.
Griffith’s racist Birth of a Nation at the White House.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420716/practice-free-speech-for-July-4-fight-PC-censors
Support Grows for States to Ignore the Federal Courts - Rasmussen Reports™
July 03, 2015
“He had lots to say which might be of interest,” L reports. I hope she’s kidding. Wherever the eminences gather, the conversation is almost certainly turgid and boring, a cliché-ridden bog of credulity and mutual self-regard: Have you seen Joe Nye’s latest article on “smart power,” Norm Ornstein says gridlock in Congress has never been worse, I’ve given two TED talks, one in Mumbai and one in London, John Oliver had this hilarious bit where he dressed up dogs as Supreme Court Justices! We got the kids fantastic seats for Taylor Swift through our black card, Cooper is taking a gap year to teach computer literacy to underprivileged youth in Ecuador...
Hillary Clinton's E-mails Expose Washington Culture | National Review Online
by MATTHEW CONTINETTI July 4, 2015
So she doesn’t know how to use a fax machine. Big whoop. If there is a “smoking gun” in the 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton e-mails released by the State Department this week, it’s not in her technological ineptitude, or her calling her hairdresser “Santa,” or her continuing to encourage Sid Blumenthal to offer bad advice, or her fetish for ice tea, or her bizarre demand that John Podesta wear socks to bed. The most revealing dispatch, the one dripping with unintended irony and status detail and sanctimony dressed as social conscience, is the e-mail Lynn Forester de Rothschild, centimillionaire, addressed to Clinton on the morning of August 26, 2009. It is 122 preening and obsequious words long. I reprint it here: ...
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420750/hillary-clinton-emails-leslie-gelb
Friday, July 3, 2015
Man arrested in connection with San Francisco killing had been deported several times, officials say | Fox News
By Judson Berger Published July 03, 2015 FoxNews.com
CDC Official Calls Obama Worst President, Amateur, Marxist After Influx of Illegal Alien Minors
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Ann Coulter - July 1, 2015 - MEDIA HIDE FACTS, CALL EVERYONE ELSE A LIAR
When Donald Trump said something not exuberantly enthusiastic about Mexican immigrants, the media's response was to boycott him. One thing they didn't do was produce any facts showing he was wrong.
Trump said: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
The first thing a fact-checker would have noticed is: THE GOVERNMENT WON'T TELL US HOW MANY IMMIGRANTS ARE COMMITTING CRIMES IN AMERICA.
Wouldn't that make any person of average intelligence suspicious? Not our media. They're in on the cover-up.
A curious media might also wonder why any immigrants are committing crimes in America. A nation's immigration policy, like any other government policy, ought to be used to help the people already here -- including the immigrants, incidentally.
It's bad enough that immigrants, both legal and illegal, are accessing government benefits at far above the native rate, but why would any country be taking another country's criminals? We have our own criminals! No one asked for more.
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