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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vote for Republican, not to worry, the machines switch votes to the Democrat opponent.

No English, No Problem, move to the front of the line! 
Not even a pretense of honest elections. m/r

Obama Endorses ‘Chicago Way’ of Voting—Making the Rules Up As You Go | National Review Online

John Fund 10-21-14

Obama took time from his party fundraising duties in Chicago on Monday to vote early in the Illinois election. “I’m so glad I can early vote. It’s so exciting. I love voting,” he said.
But what Obama and his fellow Illinois Democrats love most is voting “the Chicago Way.” That involves bending every rule in the book, appointing compliant election judges, and looking the other way when some of Chicago s notorious voter fraud occurs behind the curtain.
This Chicago Tribune news story told the story in droll terms:  
Obama’s visit to Chicago shined a spotlight on the early voting process. . . . State lawmakers enacted a series of one-time changes to make early voting easier for this election only, leading some critics to contend the move was made for political reasons tied to the hotly contested governor race between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. Among the changes, the two-week early voting period, which traditionally ends the Saturday before the Tuesday election, will this year continue through Sunday, Nov. 2, at some voting locations.
There are other changes. Two years ago, when he early voted in Chicago for his reelection, President Obama was happy to show the required photo ID. But people voting early this year will no longer have to show an ID. Voters will also be able to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day — what is known as same-day registration. That lax system has led to frequent reports of fraud and abuse in neighboring Wisconsin, richly detailed in a 68-page 2008 Milwaukee Police report. 
Chicago newspapers are already reporting cases of early voters casting ballots for Republicans on Cook County’s touch-screen machines, only to have the machines switch their votes to the Democrat opponent.
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You Would Think We Could Learn - Goodbye to Australia’s Worst P.M.

Goodbye to Australia’s Worst P.M. | The American Spectator

Obama's Lies About Everything starting with “Bush lied, thousands died”

Sheehan with Sharpton and the Impartial Press
A couple of months ago, the statement slipped into part of a News report: ISIS captured a Chemical Weapons Plant in Iraq.
How was that again? Was this the same bunch of media who claimed there were no "WMD" in Iraq and that “Bush lied, thousands died.” m/r

The Biggest Lie | National Review Online


The Left would rather forget its old slogan, “Bush lied, thousands died.”

 mention of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and Iraq was toxic for Republicans by 2005. They wanted to forget about the supposed absence of recently manufactured WMD in great quantities in Iraq; Democrats saw Republican defensiveness as key to their recovery in 2006. By the time Obama was elected, the issue had been demagogued to death, was no longer of any political utility, and so vanished.
So why all of a sudden is the New York Times strangely focused on old WMD stockpiles showing up in Iraq? Is the subtext perhaps that the rise of ISIS poses an existential threat in such a dangerous landscape (and by extension offers an explanation for the current bombing)? Or are we to be reminded that Bush stirred up a WMD hornets’ nest that Obama was forced to deal with? Or is the sudden interest intended to preempt the story now before we learn that ISIS routinely employs WMD against the Kurds? How strange that Iraq, WMD, bombing, and preemption reappear in the news, but now without the hysteria of the Bush era.
Indeed, for the last two years, reports of WMD of some sort have popped up weekly in Syria and Iraq. Bashar Assad has used them, apparently with strategic profit, both in deterring his enemies and in embarrassing the red lines of Barack Obama, who had threatened to bomb him if he dared use them.

ISIS is rumored to have attempted to use mustard gas against the Kurds. Iraqi depots are periodically found, even as they are often dismissed as ossified beyond the point of easy use, or as already calibrated and rendered inert by either U.N. inspectors or U.S. occupation forces. But where did all the WMD come from, and why the sudden fright now about these stockpiles’ being deployed? 
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Reagan’s belief that “government is a threat to liberty.” It Still Is!

The high point of talk radio in the 1970s was the five minutes editorial period set aside for the Ronald Reagan Radio Address. His radio essays were the most original and thoughtful pieces to be found in all the media then, He was his own think tank. It came through later as he was the most competent and comfortable man to hold the presidency. His successes proved that. 

His thinking process, written out and spoken for his well honed decisions, should be the model for all presidents. m/r

A Time for Choosing at 50 | The American Spectator

Remembering Reagan's famous speech.
By Jeffrey Lord – 10.21.14
October 27, 1964. Fifty years ago. It was a Tuesday night, one week from election day. As the Johnson-Goldwater campaign wound to its end, with Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society liberalism he was championing poised to win in a landslide over GOP nominee Senator Barry Goldwater, Americans turned on their television sets to see one last political commercial. They quickly discovered a very familiar face in a very unfamiliar setting.

Actor Ronald Reagan, longtime movie and TV star, newly the host and occasional star of Death Valley Days, a weekly TV series based on the old West, was introduced by an off-screen voice for a “thoughtful address” sponsored by the Goldwater campaign. Suddenly, there was actor Reagan (here) standing behind a bunting-draped podium in front of a live audience. Within seconds, Reagan was on his way to changing American history. He began as follows:

Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn't been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own words and discuss my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks.

I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit to follow another course….
For the next thirty minutes, Reagan, fully aware of Goldwater’s impending loss, sailed directly against the prevailing political winds. He made the case for conservatism, illustrating repeatedly what biographer Steven F. Hayward terms Reagan’s belief that “government is a threat to liberty.” In the face of a landslide for LBJ and his Great Society Reagan was the warning :

This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

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Pathetic - Must Be a Democrat Virus - No Sense of Personal Responsibility

She sounded like Obama. She blamed everyone, but Clinton and herself. One almost expected her to blame Bush. m/r

Monica Lewinsky: Drudge Ruined My Life | Truth Revolt

News Jeff Dunetz 

"My name is Monica Lewinsky. Though I have often been advised to change it, or asked why on earth I haven’t. But, there we are. I haven’t."
Monica Lewinsky spoke at the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Summit and spoke about the affair that almost brought down the Bill Clinton administration. In her 2,500 word speech she blamed her humiliation on the Drudge Report, Internet, Ken Starr, the NY Post's Page Six, everybody except for the married President with whom she had sexual relations. From the transcript:
But back then, in 1995, we started an affair that lasted, on and off, for 2 years.  And, at that time, it was my everything. That, I guess you could say, was the golden bubble part for me; the nice part. The nasty part was that it became public. Public with a vengeance.
Thanks to the Internet and a website that at the time, was scarcely known outside of Washington DC but a website we all know today: the Drudge Report, within 24 hours I became a public figure, not just in the United States but around the entire globe. As far as major news stories were concerned, this was the very first time that the traditional media was usurped by the Internet.
In 1998, as you can imagine, there was a media frenzy. Even though it was pre-Google, (that’s right, pre-Google). The World Wide Web (as we called it that back then) was already a big part of life.
Overnight, I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one. I was Patient Zero.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

It's Hard to tell the Difference, One is a Scam, the Other is Extortion - IRS imposters demand money for past taxes

Both are thieves who abscond with your money and time! m/r

IRS imposters demand money for past taxes

Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press Personal Finance Columnist7:27 a.m. EDT October 20, 2014

Scammers pretending to be from the IRS are taking advantage of real taxpayer fear of the Internal Revenue Service. Some experts say the federal government needs to work harder to stop the con artists.

Jennifer Blanzy, 53, returned home from exercising one Saturday morning in September only to find out that someone was threatening to put her in jail because she wasn't responding to letters from the IRS.
The message left on the answering machine at her Grosse Pointe Park home said: "Do not ignore this phone call."
"So I called right away," Blanzy said.
After all, Blanzy's husband was wondering what was going on; her young daughter was frightened that something bad was going to happen to her mother. But quickly calling the number only stirred up frustration and out-right bullying from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.
By now, one would think that most people have heard the warnings about the scam artists who are claiming to be from the IRS. The con artists yell and shout and threaten that people will go to jail or lose their drivers' licenses if they don't hand over money quickly. 
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The Solyndra Virus and its Carriers - Ron Klain and Solyndra

Can't we just Quarantine the White House to Save the Country? m/r

Ron Klain and Solyndra | National Review Online

By Andrew C. McCarthy 10-20-14

The administration’s point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola.

Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as “Ebola czar” may not be the president’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And that’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists.
Klain was also a central player in the president’s Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for over half a billion dollars for the benefit of Obama cronies.
In Faithless Execution, I recount the Solyndra fraud. It never got the attention it deserved — involving, as it did, potential felony fraud violations of federal law. Even for people who did give it attention at the time, Solyndra is so many Obama scandals ago that its unseemly details are tough to recall. The story is thus worth retelling. As our nerves fray over the Ebola crisis, it is a valuable window into the administration’s priorities and an indicator of the level of trust we can put in the new czar’s assurances.
Solyndra was a solar-energy company backed by the family foundation of George Kaiser, an Oklahoma oil magnate and major Obama fundraiser. Prior to Obama’s coming to power, Solyndra had sought government funding under the economically absurd 2005 Energy Policy Act. That law lets the government play venture capitalist, investing taxpayer money in private “green energy” boondoggles that cannot attract adequate market financing. …
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The Black Market is their only Free Market - EU Hangs On with Hookers, Drug Dealers & Gun Runners

It is getting that way here too! m/r

EU Hangs On with Hookers, Drug Dealers & Gun Runners | FrontPage Magazine

Verify thyself

The coming internal gaol. m/r

Nine real technologies that will soon be inside you - Yahoo!7

How about some Honesty? FEAR OF EBOLA

Honesty is Completely Missing from the Obama Administration! m/r


 Oct 17, 2014
A deadly epidemic is on the loose in America. It's not an Ebola epidemic. It's an epidemic of fear. In this must-see FIREWALL, Bill Whittle tells us not only that we should be optimistic, but WHY we should be optimistic, as well as what was done right, what was done wrong, and what needs to be done in the future.