"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"
"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.”
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
"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.
Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples
“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Saturday on "Cashin' In", Eric Bolling said President-elect Donald Trump will put an end to the globalism-fueled cycle that is boosting bank executives and other CEOs' earnings at the expense of the American worker.
Bolling said Americans have been told by businessmen and politicians that globalization is the "way, the truth and the light called progress," and that Trump's election threatens that system. Outsourcing jobs to countries with lower labor costs allowed these folks to get very rich, while the out-of-work American began to rely on government programs like welfare, he said
Whats next? Excommunication of scientists whose theories aren’t approved by the Pope?
LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) — The Catholic Church is intimately concerned about climate change. The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences is the world’s oldest, longest running scientific mission. That body, which advises the pope on matters of science, has concluded that global climate change is real and is caused, at least in significant part, by human activity.
This is important to the Church because creation care is part of our mission. We are called to be stewards of creation. It’s also important because climate change can exacerbate the ills of poverty. Poor people in much of the world are the most vulnerable to changes.
Unfortunately, the issue is politicized. In the late 1970s, when the issue threatened the financial interests of the fossil fuel industry, the political lobbies, chiefly in the United States, financed a massive political disinformation campaign to manufacture the illusion of dissent within the scientific community.
We know because this manipulation of public opinion has been caught and documented. The fossil fuel industry funds nearly all of the climate change skeptics, going so far as to commission questionable studies, to financing think tanks, and even paying individual bloggers. The deception continues today.
But what does this have to do with the Church?
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Friday, December 9, 2016
|Portrait of "Miss Havisham" Reid|
Then, hours later, as his official Senate portrait was unveiled, Reid –
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Centrally planned healthcare is as useless as National Public Radio. m/r
So the news out of the federal government Thursday is disturbing: The overall U.S. death rate has increased for the first time in a decade, according to an analysis of the latest data. And that led to a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time since 1993, particularly among people younger than 65.
"This is a big deal," says Philip Morgan, a demographer at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill who was not involved in the new analysis.
"There's not a better indicator of well-being than life expectancy," he says. "The fact that it's leveling off in the U.S. is a striking finding."
Now, there's a chance that the latest data, from 2015, could be just a one-time blip. In fact, a preliminary analysis from the first two quarters of 2016 suggests that may be the case, says Robert Anderson, chief of the mortality statistics branch at the National Center for Health Statistics, which released the new report.
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P. J. O'Rourke is mentioned in this article, but he even turned weenie on us and became a Pro-Hillary, Never-Trumper. m/r
But when Trump stood up in front of that Cincinnati crowd, looked into the cameras of national television, and proclaimed "America will start winning again bigly," what came over me -- not for the first time since Nov. 8th -- was a sweeping sense of relief.
Yes, there are yuge problems looming, at home and abroad. President Obama has guaranteed us cliff-hanger crises ahead, with his eight years of central planning, profligate spending, politicized law, apologies for America, betrayal of our allies, pandering to our enemies, and postmodern"narratives" designed to emulsify all common sense (Obama's erstwhile legacy deal for an "exclusively peaceful" Iranian nuclear program comes to mind).
Trump, even if he pursues the wisest of plans with the best of intentions, will have his hands full. We don't yet know how he will govern in practice. It's likely he's not quite sure either.
But here's something that really is huge. With last month's election, as underscored by the crowd celebrating Trump in Cincinnati, this country now has a fighting chance to escape the Life of Julia.
You remember "The Life of Julia"?
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this is not Obama's
Don't believe Obama, Julia/Julian did not really live a happy go lucky life at all.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
This failure cannot go too soon! m/r
Outgoing president argues hands were tied in Iraq, blames gun laws and internet for homegrown terror
After bragging that “no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland,” Obama acknowledged so-called “lone wolf” attacks in Boston, California, Orlando, and Fort Hood — the last example notable because the Obama administration initially refused to label the mass shooting at the Army base as an act of terrorism.
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