Life is a Bungling process...

"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
"What do you most value in your friends? Their continued existence." — Christopher Hitchens (Hitch-22: A Memoir)
"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.”

"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

Friday, December 19, 2014

Take all theses Packages to the White House, Nothing But Racism and Victimhood here.

"We are just treated like the help!"
"Oh Driver, Drop me off at the West End … Then pick up the girls at Sidwell-Friends School."
Without Victimhood, Michelle Obama has no identity. m/r

Michelle Obama’s Tales of Racialized Victimhood | National Review Online


Oh, woe is she. In an “exclusive” interview withPeople magazine this week, first lady Michelle Obama lamented the “sting” of “racist experiences” that she and her husband allegedly still suffer. My message for America’s Marie Antoinette? Cry me a river.
To show how she’s down with The Struggle of post-Ferguson agitators, Mrs. Obama cited a supposedly horrifying incident at a Target store where she was treated, in her paranoid mind, as a subservient. “Even as the first lady,” she bemoaned, “not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf.”
A lowly peon asked her for an innocent favor? It’s Jim Crow all over again! ABC News reports that Mrs. Obama said such “incidents are ‘the regular course of life’ for African-Americans and a ‘challenge’ for the country to overcome.”
News flash: Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe that it is part of the “regular course of life” of tall people of all colors (Mrs. Obama is 5-foot-11) to be prevailed upon to reach high on behalf of those of us who are vertically challenged. These are not odious “incidents” of racism between slaves and masters. They’re matters of common courtesy between equals.

So overcome your ridiculously hypersensitive, privileged self and deal with it, girl! (And now don’t get all hot and bothered about the “girl” thing. Sheesh.) 
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Arbiter, Pres. Advisor and Race Pimp, Al Sharpton, to have say over how Sony makes movies

It will take longer to make movies as someone will have to read Sharpton the scripts. m/r

Sharpton to have say over how Sony makes movies | New York Post

By Reuven FentonLia Eustachewich and Richard Johnson 12-18-14

Coming to a theater near you: Al Sharpton.​
Hollywood ​came to the Rev. Al Thursday as embattled Sony exec Amy Pascal ​met ​privately with the ​black leader for 90 minutes ​in a bid to fix the fallout from the ​cyberhacking ​leak of embarrassing, racially charged emails.
Pascal agreed to let Sharpton have a say in how Sony makes motion pictures, in an effort to combat what he called “inflexible and immovable racial exclusion in Hollywood.”
“We have agreed to having a working group deal with the racial bias and lack of diversity in Hollywood,” said Sharpton.
He said Sony would work closely with his National Action Network, ​the ​National Urban League, ​the ​NAACP and the Black Women’s Round Table to “see if we can come up with an immediate plan to deal with it.”
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Please do and make it permanent! IRS warns of possible shutdown

IRS warns of possible shutdown - Rachael Bade - POLITICO

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Commie's Backs His Developer for the Stable' Property - Developers of the World Unite!

The Progressive Horse Puckies. m/r

Backing the Wrong Horse by Matthew Hennessey, City Journal 17 December 2014

MATTHEW HENNESSEY  17 December 2014

Mayor de Blasio’s proposed ban on Central Park horse carriages is making enemies out of allies.

Bill de Blasio’s well-executed 2013 campaign for New York City mayor raised hopes among Gotham progressives that the affable, six-foot-five Democrat was the savvy political operator they’d been waiting for. He appeared to possess remarkable political instincts. He managed to outsmart a well-funded and well-liked insider, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, to secure the Democratic nomination. He demolished a Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, who positioned himself as the heir to the Giuliani/Bloomberg governing legacy. And he engineered the election of his progressive ally, Melissa Mark-Viverito, to succeed Quinn as council speaker, securing his left flank and declawing that institution as a check on his mayoral power.
Once in office, though, de Blasio seemed less sure-footed. The new mayor stumbled into a confrontation over charter schools with the Empire State’s more centrist governor, Andrew Cuomo, and lost—badly. De Blasio believed that he could use the power of his newly acquired office to settle a decade-old political score with charter school operator Eva Moskowitz. Not only is Moskowitz still in business, she’s also expanding her network of Success Academy schools and has consolidated her support. It was an embarrassing introduction to the real world of democratic governance for the former community organizer and city councilor.
But de Blasio hasn’t learned his lesson. In threatening to ban Central Park horse carriages, he is taking on a popular and well-connected industry and making enemies out of natural allies. The 300 or so carriage drivers, represented by Teamsters Local 553, enjoy the support of the Central Labor Council, representing 1.3 million workers in the five boroughs, as well as the left-wing Working Families Party. De Blasio is normally a union favorite. “We support many of the policies on his agenda, from universal pre-K to Vision Zero to immigration,” a spokesman for the Teamsters told me. “We want him to be successful—just not on this particular policy.”
Representatives of the horse carriage industry say that de Blasio has made no effort to reach out. “He’s never come by here to see how the horses are kept, not once,” says carriage driver Conor McHugh. “We’ve had city councilors tour the stables. We’ve had the media. We’ve had Liam Neeson. For all his talk about how bad we are as an industry, you’d think he’d come by just to be able to speak intelligently about it.” Adds driver Paul McDaid: “We’d be nice. It’s not like we’re going to kidnap him.”
If the mayor insists on imposing a ban, carriage driver Stephen Malone says, the industry will sue to protect its livelihood. The proposed ban would take full effect in mid-2016. A lawsuit and subsequent appeals would likely extend into 2017, setting up an agonizing political battle for the mayor as he heads into a reelection campaign.
The proposed ban has its roots in the 2013 mayoral campaign. New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets (NYCLASS), the animal-rights advocacy group founded by real estate developer Steven Nislick that is leading the charge against the carriages, played a key role in helping de Blasio defeat Quinn in the Democratic primary. In June 2013, two of de Blasio’s biggest donors—including his cousin, John Wilhelm—contributeda total of $225,000 to NYCLASS. Two days later, NYCLASS made a $400,000 donation to the independent political action committee, New York Is Not For Sale, which funded attack ads aimed at Quinn. Political campaigns are prohibited from coordinating with such outside groups. The FBI is investigating the donations, and the New York City Campaign Finance Board recently slapped NYCLASS with a $26,000 fine for making improper contributions to two city council candidates last year. …
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Nothing but Mundane Inanities from the Bitch-of-Benghazi

Hillary Clinton: 'Black Lives Matter'

Hollywood is in a Chronic State of Shame!

As Ads for "The Interview" continue, Chains go on their brains! m/r

The U.S. Bows Down to a Group of Anonymous Norks | National Review Online

By Charles C. W. Cooke 12-17-14

Liberty is a mindset, and we’re losing it.

A group of North Korean hackers is holding the American film industry hostage, and the American film industry is helping them along. So, at least, reportsthe BBC this afternoon:
The New York premiere of The Interview, a comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s president, has been cancelled amid threats from hackers.

A spokesman for the cinema chain due to host the screening said it had been shelved.

Hackers targeting Sony Pictures had threatened to attack US cinemas showing the studio’s film.
This threat came in the form of a sub-literate e-mail, the provenance of which, it seems, was the North Korean hacker group “Guardians of the Peace.” In the missive, the group warns that anybody who goes to see The Interview should expect to be killed. “Remember the 11th of September 2001,” they caution. “We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)” Soon, they promise, “all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made” and “the world will be full of fear.” And then? Well, then “all the world will denounce the SONY.” For their efforts, the outfit was praised by the government in Pyongyang.
As far as anybody can tell, this all seems to be so much guff. “At this time,” the Department of Homeland Security has confirmed, “there is no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters within the United States.” Nor, for that matter, have the police departments of New York City and Los Angeles heard anything concrete. And yet, despite the lack of any tangible hazards whatsoever, the powers-that-be have elected to play it safe. First, Sony Pictures, which produced the film, canceled tomorrow’s inaugural showing. (“Security concerns,” natch.) Then the Carmike Cinemas chain, which owns 278 theaters in 41 states, announced that it would not be showing it at all. In the last few hours, the Hollywood Reporter has suggested, the other four giants of American cinema — Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, and Cineplex Entertainment — elected to join in the boycott. And, finally, the studio pulled the December 25th release entirely. Perhaps Sony hopes to be “denounced” after all?
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REPEAL OBAMACARE! - Hold Weenies in Congress Feet to the Fire!

ObamaCare fines loom for uninsured | TheHill

Alton Glenn Miller - When Music Meant Melody, Verse, Composition, Lyrics, Arrangement, Acoustical and Wind Instruments and most of all: TALENT!

His music always seemed to be playing, as a great interlude, during the holidays. He died before I was born, but his music is eternal. m/r

Remembering Glenn Miller | National Review Online

By Spencer Case  12-15-14

Big-band giant, down-to-earth guy, devoted patriot — and he might have some new albums on the way.

On the stormy day of December 15, 1944, a military plane transporting big-band superstar Major Glenn Miller to Paris for a Christmas broadcast disappeared over the English Channel. It’s worth taking a moment, on the 70th anniversary of that event, to consider whom America lost.
What Miller accomplished in his 40-year lifetime is astonishing. During the 1930s, Miller was among a handful of innovators, along with Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, who brought the big-band era to its artistic peak. He also modernized military music during World War II. By the 1940s, John Philip Sousa’s marches sounded stale to many. Miller infused jazz elements into his wartime compositions such as “St. Louis Blues March.” This added a bit of zip without flouting too many conventions.
“A band ought to have a sound all of its own,” Miller said. “It ought to have a personality.”
The personality of Miller’s band stressed harmony, and the effect of his music was to promote national harmony. The appeal of such tunes as “Moonlight Serenade,” “Tuxedo Junction,” and “In the Mood” transcended not only the racial barrier but also — perhaps more impressively — the generational barrier. 
“I don’t suppose there was a single listener in the United States, unless he was tin-eared and tone-deaf, who didn’t love and appreciate the music of the Miller band,” observed Bing Crosby.
Miller’s accomplishments are all the more dramatic in light of his humble origins.
Alton Glenn Miller was born to Lewis Elmer Miller and Mattie Lou Miller on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa. Glenn (who, like all members of his family, went by his second name) would be the second of four children, all of whom had musical proclivities. Unfortunately, the family patriarch could hold neither a tune nor a job. He even seems to have been a bad janitor. So the Millers were constantly moving, unable to escape poverty. …
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