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

Monday, January 26, 2015

Our Enemy Government - Scarier than Detroit

This Impoverished City Hiked Spending to $25,000 per Student to Fix Its Schools. And Nothing Changed. -

"It's not all about money!"

Dé·jà Chew - Recurring Classlessness: Obama Knocked for Chewing Gum in India: 'Ungainly Sight'

Obama Knocked for Chewing Gum in India: 'Ungainly Sight' | The Weekly Standard


President Obama is being knocked by local press for chewing gum today at the Republic Day parade in India.
"In an ungainly sight, cameras caught US President Brack Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade on Monday. In the picture captured by cameras and posted on Twitter by some users, Obama was spotted removing his chewing gum while PM Modi was seen trying to explain something to the US president," reports the Times of India. …
… The report has more:
However, this is not the first time that Obama has been spotted chewing gum during an important function. Though there was a lot of commentary on social media on his chewing gum at a formal ceremony.

Comments on Twitter included remarks by author Shobhaa De, who said, "Barack bhai working his jaws overtime and chewing gum! At least it isn't gutka. But seriously - gum during a formal parade?". 
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Worth vs. Wothless

Carly Fiorina Mocks Hillary's State Dept Record: 'Flying is an Activity, Not an Accomplishment' - YouTube

Jan 26, 2015
Carly Fiorina Mocks Hillary's State Dept Record: 'Flying is an Activity, Not an Accomplishment' (January 24, 2015)

No More Clintons. No More Bushes, No More Worthless Big Government

Inside Hillary Clinton’s 2016 plan - Mike Allen - POLITICO

Why should it? Obama makes them all! Cuba leaves talks on US ties insisting it won't make major changes to its system

Embodiment of wordlessness!

Cuba leaves talks on US ties insisting it won't make major changes to its system - Yahoo News Canada

Following the GM Business Model, Lose Thousands with Every Sale - Tesla and Its Subsidies

And 16 hours to re-charge it goes all of 54 miles and not found reliable. 
And where does all that "green" electric power come from anyway?
Bless you, American you are buying boutique, in-vogue electric cars for the rich, who expect you to subsidize their wealth and save their planet. 

Suckers! m/r

Tesla and Its Subsidies | National Review Online

By Phil Kerpen 1-26-15

Most of the taxpayers who are subsidizing Tesla cars cannot afford to buy one.

It’s natural to assume the enemy of your enemy is your friend, especially when the enemy in question is big government. So it should come as no surprise that many conservatives have rallied to the side of Elon Musk and his electric-car company, Tesla Motors, in their fights to change state auto-retailing laws so they can sell vehicles directly to consumers, without using franchised auto dealerships.
Bans on direct sales don’t make much sense, and it would be great to have a less regulated automotive market. But it is dangerous to allow Tesla to portray itself as a free-market champion, because the company is actually a prodigious harvester of government favors and handouts.
Tesla’s flagship automobile, the Model S, would not only fail to make money in a free market, it would likely bankrupt any company that tried. As the Los Angeles Times reported, Tesla’s “cars themselves aren’t making the company any money.” A Model S with a typical options package sells for more than $100,000, but that is literally tens of thousands of dollars less than it costs to manufacture and sell.
How, then, does Tesla make its money?
The direct subsidies for purchasers, to encourage them to buy “clean-energy” vehicles, are fairly well-known: a $7,500 federal tax credit and a wide variety of state-level incentive programs. (Tesla has them all listed conveniently here.)
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Anti-American Obama Films Anti-Oil Drilling Video-From a Jet - He Wants the US as Part of the 3rd World

As Charles Krauthammer says, Obama's Presidential Library should be in Cuba! m/r

Obama Films Anti-Oil Drilling Video-From a Jet - Breitbart

by WYNTON HALL26 Jan 2015

On Sunday, President Barack Obama released an anti-oil drilling environmental video shot aboard Air Force One–an aircraft that has a 53,611 gallon fuel capacity.

The video, which shows Obama aboard Air Force One, is interspersed with scenes of arctic animals and wildlife landscapes, reports National Public Radio (NPR). It’s all part of Obama’s ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) newly proposed plan to ban roads, permanent structures, vehicles, drilling, and mining on 12.28 million acres in ANWR.
On Saturday, Obama flew Air Force One over 8,000+ miles to India to discuss global warming and other issues.
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Obama is a little man!

White House going nuclear on Netanyahu | New York Post

Thou shall not cross Dear Leader.
With their gutter sniping failing to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March speech before Congress, White House aides are unloading their full arsenal of bile.
“He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave,” one Obama aide told an Israeli newspaper. “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.”
It is pointless to say petty threats do not become the Oval Office. Trying to instruct this White House on manners recalls what Mark Twain said about trying to teach a pig to sing: It wastes your time and annoys the pig.
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After the Insipid and Duplicitous State of the Union - Flat Footballs are about Obama's Speed

The White House on Ball-Gate | The American Spectator

full short post

By Larry Thornberry on 1.22.15

My sources at 1600 tell me President Obama will finally comment later this evening on the most over-inflated issue facing the republic this week. But I doubt it will reassure many to hear our commander-in-chief say, “If you like your football, you can keep your football.”

And this does not tell us what climate change has to do with this?

Bah humbug.

Somebody throw a flag.

“Personal foul — pointless distraction —15 yards — repeat first down.”

Who is the new Dunce at "Sundunce"?

And who cares?

Lena Dunham On Woody Allen, “Puritanical” USA & Campus Rape – Sundance | Deadline