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
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Why would anyone vote for this Bitch of Benghazi? - Hillary Clinton Linked to Missing State Department Billions
▶ Hillary Clinton Linked to Missing State Department Billions - YouTube
The Bureau of Land Management rules the 26th largest country on earthThe Plains of Bureaustan :: SteynOnline
by Mark Steyn • Apr 15, 2014
To begin with, his family has been ranching on the acres at issue since the late 19th century. They and other settlers were induced to come to Nevada in part by the federal government's promise that they would be able to graze their cattle on adjacent government-owned land. For many years they did so, with no limitations or fees. The Bundy family was ranching in southern Nevada long before the BLM came into existence.
Over the last two or three decades, the Bureau has squeezed the ranchers in southern Nevada by limiting the acres on which their cattle can graze, reducing the number of cattle that can be on federal land, and charging grazing fees for the ever-diminishing privilege. The effect of these restrictions has been to drive the ranchers out of business. Formerly, there were dozens of ranches in the area where Bundy operates. Now, his ranch is the only one.
A Show of Contempt, at Home and Abroad :: SteynOnline
by Mark Steyn • Apr 18, 2014
The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the US's indifferent response to it.
In Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East and beyond, America's most dangerous foes are engaging in aggression and brinkmanship unseen in decades.
-go to links-The generation coming of age today is similarly uninterested in US global leadership.
So nice of the "House leadership" to serve the interests of so few rather than that of the Country and its borders. m/r
House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix - WSJ.com
April 17, 2014
Harry Reid is the Biggest Problem! - "What’s happened in Nevada is really just a symptom of a much larger problem"
|I'll get you, you Americans! You are all|
TERRORIST! You aren't paying enough
taxes so I can control your lives and land.
That Nevada Land is ALL MINE!
Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover | The Salt Lake Tribune
Apr 18 2014 by Kristen Moulton
‘It’s time’ » Lawmakers from 9 states gather in Utah, discuss ways to take control of federal lands.
Steven Banks, Reporting for Duty by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal 18 April 2014
Mayor de Blasio’s new welfare chief sends troubling signals right away.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Me too-ism run amuck! War Surplus from the Fed on easy terms and every little Suburb, Hamlet and Bourogh now may sport its own SWAT unit and cops wearing paratrooper pants, combat boots and write traffic tickets from a Sat-Nav equipped, souped-up and armored SUV. m/r
The United States of SWAT? | National Review Online
APRIL 18, 2014
By John Fund
Military-style units from government agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens.
Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery' … also Don't Say 'Obamacare' … 'IRS' … 'Benghazi' … 'Fast & Furious' … 'Illegal Alien Amnesty' … 'Black Panthers'...
Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery' - Yahoo News
Snitchgate — Sharpton Is Still Lying | FrontPage Magazine
The beneficiary of a lifetime of passes from our race-conscious mainscream media, Sharpton ran into an outlet not afraid of him — The Smoking Gun. They obtained material that exposed Sharpton as an FBI “informant.” Sharpton, of course, denies that this constitutes “snitching.” No, he says he “volunteered” to “cooperate” with the FBI — and for the most honorable of motives.
Why would the government-hating “civil rights” leader cooperate with the feds? Sharpton told Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” that he did so to root out “mob influence” in the record business. To this, the suppliant Joe Scarborough actually praised Sharpton, calling him “a great example.”
Here’s the problem. The “great example” apparently cooperated to avoid going to prison for dealing drugs.
A “60 Minutes” outtake from CBS’ 2011 Sharpton profile shows correspondent Leslie Stahl aggressively questioning him about being an FBI “informant.” Sharpton admits “cooperating,” but says he did so to expose “crack houses” and corruption in boxing. They show the lying, shifty, obviously uncomfortable Sharpton dodging and deflecting — clearly unhappy with the line of questioning. He told Stahl that the FBI asked him “what I know about (boxing promoter) Don King, but said nothing about the mob in the record business, the reason he gave to Scarborough.
In 2002, HBO aired 19-year-old FBI hidden camera video of Sharpton with a self-described mobster and an undercover FBI agent posing as a Latin-American “businessman.” The three discussed promoting boxing matches and musical events. It also shows the undercover agent trying to convince Sharpton to play a middleman in a big cocaine buy. They discuss “4 million” in “coke,” a “six week” time frame, a price tag of “$35,000 a kilo” with “$3,500″ to Sharpton for “every kilogram” brought in.
Sharpton, on tape, was agreeable to all terms.
|"For your own good"|
IRS Among Agencies Using License Plate-Tracking Vendor - Bloomberg