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
"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
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Dumber than dirt. m/r
▶ Representative Ann Kuster Can't Answer Questions On Benghazi - YouTube
Connecticut Health Exchange Buys Three Murals for $24,980 Each | National Review Online
National Park Service Stonewalls FOIA Request on Mount Vernon Barricades, Cites Potential 'Chilling Effect on the Agency's Deliberative Process'
No Extremists Here | The American Spectator
By Ross Kaminsky – 12.11.13
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is a reliable representative of the outright liar camp: No echo is loud enough to make her actually believe that Democratic candidates will run (and win) on the issue of Obamacare, but she says it repeatedly, hoping that the Big Liestrategy will work just one more time.
Other irrepressible dissemblers in Congress include Jim McDermott (D-WA), Alan Grayson (D-FL), and House Democratic Leader Nancy “I wasn’t lying when I said you could keep your plan” Pelosi (D-CA).
But I’ve long wondered about the second-ranking Democrat in the House, Steny Hoyer. Hoyer has carefully crafted a public image as a pragmatic moderate, itself a remarkable achievement given that the rest of his party’s House leadership includes Pelosi along with James “if you disapprove of Obama, you’re probably racist” Clyburn (SC) and the rabidly leftist and economically ignorant Xavier “a government bond is the same as cash” Becerra(CA).
So was Mr. Hoyer misguided, or just lying, in a Tuesday morning appearance on CNBC
when he asserted that there are no extremists in the Democratic Party? …
With "Republicans" like this, Democrats are still in charge! On Budget Deal, Boehner Blasts Conservative Groups
On Budget Deal, Boehner Blasts Conservative Groups - Business Insider
BRETT LOGIURATO 12-11-13
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/budget-deal-boehner-conservative-groups-heritage-club-for-growth-2013-12#ixzz2nBn5fqpF
Our great "Leap Forward," Obama's campaign slogan. m/r
"Mao also destroyed his people’s traditional way of doing business to serve his vision."Barack, Mao, and the revenge of the sparrows | The Daily Caller
I’m not suggesting that Barack Obama is a communist. But both the Mao plan and the Obama plan share the same operative concept: that massive price controls and central management can be undertaken without consequences. Both plans follow a three-step pattern common to autocratic schemes: 1.) The regime bases its plan on irrational methodology because they have no knowledge or experience in dealing with the market they seek to control; 2.) When things begin to go hideously wrong, the ruler and underlings dig in and make it worse, claiming ignorance and dissembling rather than revising the disastrous plan; and 3.) The plan-makers blame their failure on their political enemies, whom they demonize in the hope of dodging responsibility.
Distrusting insurance companies and completely ignorant of the healthcare industry (or any other business for that matter), Obama and his ACA creators avoided the advice of experts, doctors, and hospital administrators and installed government-mandated insurance coverage that eliminated many old insurance plans and Americans’ right to choose one to fit their personal needs. Although Obama incessantly promised Americans that they could keep their plans and their doctors, he and his underlings knew as early as the 2010 Health and Human Services (HHS) report published in the Federal Register that the ACA would cause at least 93 million Americans to lose their health care plans because the new mandates render them illegal.
Mao also destroyed his people’s traditional way of doing business to serve his vision.
And the American-English version works so well - CuidadoDeSalud.gov: Obamacare Launches Spanish-Language Healthcare.gov
CuidadoDeSalud.gov: Obamacare Launches Spanish-Language Healthcare.gov
By Justin Caba | Dec 10, 2013
Must have learned them through Obamacare - Sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial 'was a fake who made up his own hand gestures'
Sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial 'was a fake who made up his own hand gestures' - World - News - London Evening Standard
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The PJ Tatler » Christiane Amanpour Gushes as Obama Shakes Hands with Castro
Obama attended the funeral of Nelson Mandela in South Africa and addressed the service. He also mixed and mingled, and CNN had its cameras trained on his every move, capturing this revealing moment.
“Castro! He’s shaking hands with Raul Castro!” Amanpour shouts as Obama seeks Castro out, bows to the Cuban dictator and takes his hand.
After Amanpour gushed over Obama’s shaking hands with the head of a brutal communist regime that once aligned itself with the Soviet Union and has oppressed the Cuban people for decades, CNN’s Chris Cuomo was quick to defend the president.
And that handshake obviously was a huge moment. But not to be misunderstood, the handshake with Raul Castro, the president of Cuba, we believe was President Obama showing respect to Nelson Mandela and the occasion of today, the spirit of reconciliation. Of course, it will be dissected politically. …This moment might have been less significant had Obama not snubbed Thatcher after she passed.
No matter the ongoing political disputes, on this day, it was about something bigger. It was about forgiveness and reconciliation, because it was about a man who was bigger: Nelson Mandela. And that is what the tribute has been all about today.
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