"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, February 27, 2010

Eminent Domain as Central Planning by Nicole Gelinas, City Journal Winter 2010

Eminent Domain as Central Planning by Nicole Gelinas, City Journal Winter 2010
The reality is higher property taxes and growing power and control demanded by meddlesome eunuchs who want to overfill their rice bowls.
See earlier posts on the Kelo taking.

What's the Purpose of the Marine Corps?

What's the Purpose of the Marine Corps?
Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway reminded Congress yesterday that the purpose of the Marines is to fight and win wars!
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CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens’ rights « - Blogs from CNN.com

CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens’ rights « - AND THIS IS FROM CNN.com!
Just Citizen's rights?

Boozy ape sent to rehab

Boozy ape: from the Comintern and Politburo, they all seem to need a bit of rehab.
In a related story, the Calif. Assembly passes a cuss-free week resolution, damn-it.

California Assembly passes resolution for Cuss Free Week - San Jose Mercury News

California Assembly passes resolution for Cuss Free Week -
This may be all the legislators are really good for...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

YouTube - Resort Name Fail

Resort Name Fail
This makes for a rough trail ride!

Heather Mac Donald: A Crime Theory Demolished - WSJ.com

Heather Mac Donald: A Crime Theory Demolished - WSJ.com
"In 1990s New York, crime did not drop because the economy improved; rather, the city's economy revived because crime was cut in half. Keeping crime rates low now is the best guarantee that cities across the country will be able to exploit the inevitable economic recovery when it comes."

Manmade Global Warming: How a Lie Died

Manmade Global Warming: How a Lie Died by Walter Williams
"Given all the false claims and evidence pointing to scientific fraud, I don’t think it wise to continue spending billions of dollars and enacting economically crippling regulations in the name of fighting global warming. At the minimum, we should stop the Environmental Protection Agency from going on with their plans to regulate carbon emissions. Companies should resign from the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a lobbying group of businesses and radical environmentalists. Dr. Tom Borelli, who is director of the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project, says that BP, Caterpillar, Conoco Phillips, Marsh, Inc. and Xerox have the common sense to so already."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

YouTube - 2/23/10 John Stossel vs. O'Reilly: The Feds in Your Meds

2/23/10 John Stossel vs. O'Reilly: The Feds in Your Meds
O'Reilly keeps demanding Government regulation then complaining about proposed taxes on tanning salons.

UN Eco-Commissars on Bali Again-- by Claudia Rosett

UN Eco-Commissars on Bali
"If you’ve tuned in to coverage of any of those grand UN pow-wows, where potentates gather around the cracked-crab buffets and Bali beach cabanas to determine your carbon rations, de Boer has been one of the stern faces at the podium — lecturing us all on the need to avert apocalypse by re-engineering the economy of the planet as he sees fit."

UN Climocrat Deserts the Sinking UNFCCC

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

First Proposed Project in Kelo Area in Connecticut: Rental Townhouses | NewsBusters.org

Proposed Project in Kelo Area in Connecticut: Rental Townhouses
Kelo was one of the biggest travesties of justice against property rights in American History. I was a pure case of corporate welfare that has been instituted and expanded since the 1990's. The Kelo's and surrounding properties were government takings "for the better good of the community." It was an unjust taking for the proposed expansion of a new Pfizer Office-Plant that was going to be for the better common good of the Municipality...translation: more and higher property taxes!
This government plan didn't quite work out.

Pajamas Media » Climategate Meets the Law: Senator Inhofe To Ask for DOJ Investigation (Pajamas Media/PJTV Exclusive)

Pajamas Media » Climategate
Al Gore is asked to explain the horse poop he's spread over the Globe faster than you can say GLOBAL WARMING HOAX!
He seems to hiding under his dung heap.
“In [Gore's] science fiction movie, every assertion has been rebutted,” Inhofe said. He believes Vice President Gore should defend himself and his movie before Congress.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Keeping You Safe - Mark Steyn - National Review Online

Keeping You Safe - How can I be safe flipping pancakes in my hot tub when there is a spirit killing shock of static from the bureaucrats?

NRA-ILA :: Bill O’Reilly On Citizens Maintaining Second Amendment Rights During States Of Emergency: “That’s a pretty extreme position.”

Bill O’Reilly: “That’s a pretty extreme position.”

O'Reilly is at times under an illusion that he is independent, but he consistently calls for government "solutions" to act as the answer to problems that the government has either created or just plain screwed up, as in "Global Warming" or New Orleans/ Hurricane Katrina. I happened to see O'Reilly, on Feb. 18, saying that the accused as corrupt Mayor Nagin had the right to confiscate guns after the massive floods that wiped out much of the city. The former Democrat State and City's administrations had squandered funds and grants that were ostensibly for levy repair and replacement. The flood channels were supposed to be redirected away from the sub-sea-level basin were the New Orleans was built. None of the these remedies were enacted, all of which were planned just in case a "Katrina" happened.

On Feb. 18, Bill O'Reilly interviewed Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes was stating that law enforcement was obliged to follow the Constitution, not the illegal declaration under martial law declared by Mayor Nagin to confiscate arms. All law enforcement protection had dissolved with the flood waters and the only protection the citizens had was self-protection. Bill O'Reilly considered the right to bear arms, especially when people needed it the most, to be extreme.

O'Reilly thinks of himself as 'one of the people.' His self-proclaimed populism is just that. He may have always sought government solutions, or his popularity, power and wealth may have clouded his opinions, but he was most certainly wrong in his belief that "emergency disarming" of otherwise unprotected people represents an unfortunate and all-to-common response for government action as a solution where the government has caused the problem and just got in the way of solving it.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

YouTube - Politically Correct Seattle (Almost Live)

Politically Correct Seattle (Almost Live)
Almost Live was better than Saturday Night Live (as a satire of SNL).
Most Missed.

Bill Nye 'The Science Guy': Denying Climate Change 'Unpatriotic,' 'Inappropriate' | NewsBusters.org

Bill Nye 'The Science Guy': Denying Climate Change 'Unpatriotic,' 'Inappropriate' | NewsBusters.org
'Speedwalker' needs some oxygen.

YouTube - Almost Live, Bill Nye as "Speedwalker"

Almost Live, Bill Nye as "Speedwalker" and here is SW as part of the International Speedwalking Assoc. and I'll save the world from Climate Change (formerly known as Global Warming) by Speedwalking, NOT running, to the nearest government grant and sucking up to PBS.

CO2 'Essentially Harmless'

Monday, February 15, 2010

Utah's House of Representatives adopted a resolution that declares carbon dioxide is "essentially harmless" to human beings, condemns "climate alarmists" and disputing any scientific basis for global warming.

Climate Deranged – and How to Cope

Climate Deranged – and How to Cope: " In Washington, where local authorities can’t even keep the streets open, this is of course the week the White House picked to announce plans to set up a new “Climate Service.”

On the basis of what? Climate “science”? Thirty years ago, the budding climate-ocracy was sounding the klaxons over “global cooling.” Then it was “global warming.” Now it’s “extreme weather.” Hmmm. Would that be “extreme” as in the record Washington snowfall of 1898?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Global Warming « John Stossel

Global Warming- 15 years of data goes missing showing the mean earth temp. has been cooling and carbon credits are just another form of tax transfer to government eunuchs.

Patrick Kennedy Won't Run for Reelection

Glory Hallelujah! Only 47 years too late.

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WRAPUP 3-NATO says its rockets killed 12 Afghan civilians | Reuters

Bring in the Special Force's Cavalry!

Climategate U-turn: Astonishment as scientist at centre of global warming email row admits data not well organised | Mail Online

Climategate U-turn: So why are we still being subjected to the BS of Al Gore's phoney and excruciating "Inconvenient 'Lies" and 'Climate in 2100' on the climate change and sycophantic Discovery Channels?

U.N. climate panel admits Dutch sea level flaw | Reuters

U.N. climate panel doesn't admit to how much they have been lying, just when they get caught. Reuters likes to help--the UN. Over 29% of the Dutch land area was long ago reclaimed from the North Sea, at or under sea level and has been held back by dikes for centuries.