"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
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Just a bit more stuff that comes off the bottom of SPEEDWALKER'S (recycled material) shoes.
Saturday, February 27, 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.
This may be all the legislators are really good for...
Thursday, February 25, 2010
"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."
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
"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."
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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)
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
NRA-ILA :: Bill O’Reilly On Citizens Maintaining Second Amendment Rights During States Of Emergency: “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.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Almost Live was better than Saturday Night Live (as a satire of SNL).
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.
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?