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

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Harry of the Horse Poop

And no one in the media mentions he's a Mormon, yet it was never forgotten about with Romney. Curious. m/r

Git Along, L'il Harry :: SteynOnline

by Mark Steyn  Topical Take  March 27, 2015

The news that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not contest the next election and has decided to ride that lonesome trail into the sunset of lobbying and consulting naturally reminded me of the great man's finest hour - his stirring defense of the federally subsidized cowboy poetry program. Here's what I had to say about it in my column of more or less exactly four years ago - March 2011 - oh, and do stay tuned for my own non-federally subsidized efforts at cowboy poetry right at the end:

How mean-spirited are House Republicans? So mean-spirited that they would end federally funded cowboy poetry! On Tuesday, Harry Reid, the Majority Leader, took to the Senate floor to thunder that this town ain't big enough for both him and the Mean-Spirited Kid (John Boehner).
"The mean-spirited bill, HR 1 ... eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts," said Senator Reid. "These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist." [Would these people be eliminated by Harry's Cowpoke Hit Posse?]

"Tens of thousands" would "not exist"? There can't be that many cowboy poets, can there? Oh, c'mon, don't be naïve. Where there are taxpayer-funded cowboy poets, there must surely be cowboy poetry festival administrators, and a Bureau of Cowboy Poetry Festival Licensing, and cowboy poetry festival administration grant-writers, and a Department of Cowboy Poetry Festival Administration Grant Application Processing, and Professors of Cowboy Poetry Festival Educational Workshop Management at dozens of American colleges credentialing thousands of cowboy poetry festival workshop co-coordinating majors every year. It all adds up. In Western railroad halts where the Last Chance Saloon shuttered in 1893, dusty one-horse towns are now glittering one-grant towns, where elderly hoochie-koochie dancers are being retrained to lead rewarding lives as inspectors from the Agency of Cowboy-Poetry Festival Handicapped-Access Compliance. Used to be a man could ride the range for days on end under lonesome skies with nuthin' on the horizon 'cept a withered mesquite and a clump of sagebrush, but now all you see are clouds of dust and all you hear's the mighty roar of thundering hooves as every gnarled ol' wrangler in the territory races for the last hitching post outside creative-writing class.

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Everything He Said is Still Relevant, Especially Now! The Gipper Then and Now

It all applies today. 
If we lose America, there is no place left to go. m/r

Mark Steyn and Rob Long--The Gipper Then and Now - YouTube

Jun 25, 2010
Reviewing clips of Ronald Reagan's speeches, Long and Steyn reflect on Reagan's relevance to issues confronting America today. Speaking of Reagan's "The Last Stand on Earth" address, Steyn remarks on "how easily you can pick up the argument [made in 1964 about the threat of Soviet communism] and drop it right down into the current circumstances [the threat of Islamic extremism]."

They further review Reagan's positions on socialized medicine, the Constitution (and what Steyn terms "the persistence of the monarchical urge"), and government spending. Finally Long and Steyn challenge Newt Gingrich's assertion that "it is time to let Ronald Reagan go. Not from our reverent memory of course, but as our touchstone, as our icon, as our hallmark, and our reference point."

Barack Hussein OBOMBma

Worst of the Worst!

WESLEY PRUDEN: Obama reveals Israel’s nuclear program - Washington Times
 - The Washington Times - Thursday, March 26, 2015
President Obama says Rudy Giuliani was wrong. He does, too, love America. That’s good enough for me. He says he’s a Christian, despite his constant love bombs for Islam, and if that’s good enough for God it’s good enough for me, too. Conversations between believers and the Almighty are confidential, and have yet to be cracked by the National Security Agency (but we can be sure they’re working on it).
The president loves our allies, too. He sent the bust of Winston Churchill back to London, whence it came, only because it was cluttering up the Oval Office and getting rid of it had nothing to do with memories of snubs and affronts his Kenyan father passed down to him (though Churchill was an unrepentant colonialist). The president dearly loves Old Blighty.
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HOW TO RUIN AMERICA: Gutierrez Releases Illegal Alien Toolkit

Make it Mexico by filling it with Illegal Mexicans. However some Mexicans, like Gutierrez, don't help at all! m/r 

Gutierrez Releases Immigrant Toolkit To Protect from Deportation - Breitbart

Obama is the Enemy of US

Is everything Obama has done ruinous for the Citizens of the US? 
YES! m/r

SEAN PARNELL: Obamacare flying machine begins a death spiral - Washington Times

- - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Premiums are rising rapidly and the young and healthy are bailing out

The Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the Obama administration’s decision to award tax credits for health insurance sold through federally established exchanges, could turn on the question of whether a ruling that ends the tax credits on federal exchanges might cause something known as a “death spiral” in health insurance markets.
The good news is the answer is probably no, but the bad news is that’s only because the death spiral has probably already started.
A death spiral generally occurs when insurers are forced to raise premiums sharply to pay promised benefits. Higher premiums cause many of the healthiest policyholders, who already pay far more in premiums than they receive in benefits, to drop coverage.
When healthy policyholders drop coverage, it leaves the insurer with little choice but to raise premiums again because they now have a risk pool that is less healthy than before. But another premium increase means many of the healthy people who remained now drop their policies, too, and this continues until the only people willing to pay the now-very-high premiums are those with serious medical conditions.
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Not A Joke: Barbara Walters Hails 'View' For 'Vewy Sewious Powiticaw Discwussion'

What a  bunch of Dumb-Sh**s! m/r

Not A Joke: Barbara Walters Hails 'View' For 'Serious Political Discussion' - YouTube

-don't bother-

These Senators Should Be An Embarrassment to All Democrats as they are to US

Just as is Obama! m/r

Chuck Schumer in line to succeed Harry Reid - Manu Raju and Burgess Everett - POLITICO

Friday, March 27, 2015

Call her the Bitch-of-Benghazi; that about covers it!

Saying Hillary Cant Be Described by Certain Words Because Shes Female Is Whats Sexist

Off the Plantation, Unacceptable Honesty and Not "Authentic African-American" Misbehavior

No Truthful, Honest Humans Allowed. m/r

Blacks Get Pilloried for Speaking Truth about Ferguson

by DEROY MURDOCK March 25, 2015

 The Left slams the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart. 

Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart stopped toeing the liberal policy line for just a moment. That was long enough for the Left to denounce this black man as a race traitor. 

“Sellout,” carping online critics called him. “House Negro,” snarled others. 

Capehart’s crime? In a March 16 op-ed headlined ‘“Hands up, don’t shoot’ was built on a lie,” he explained that he wrongly advanced the narrative that exploded after the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old cigar thief, at the hands of former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson. Capehart cited the Department of Justice’s final report on Ferguson. DOJ says that eyewitnesses that day 

all establish that Brown was moving toward Wilson when Wilson shot him. Although some witnesses state that Brown held his hands up at shoulder level with his palms facing outward for a brief moment, these same witnesses describe Brown then dropping his hands and “charging” at Wilson. 

For this, Capehart got slammed on Facebook and elsewhere online. As he explained, some “said I did it because I wanted ‘white people to like me’ or that I ‘did it for the money.’ No, I didn’t. I did it because it was the right thing to do.”

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Put a Stake Through This Corrupt SOB's Heart So He Won't Come Back!

Harry Reid Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election -