"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
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Jonah Goldberg on The Tyranny of Cliches, Creating NRO, and the Firing of John Derbyshire - Hit & Run : Reason.com
Jim Epstein & Nick Gillespie | May 31, 2012
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NY Court Rules Calling Someone Gay Isn't Slander - NYTimes.com
The answer is NO!
If they can tax it, even the better, in their view.
But if they can't extract funds immediately, they will get their pound of flesh through shameless publicity.
Personally, I now find most spectator sports to be terribly boring and unwatchable. Ad a desk-load of dumb-ass sportscasters and "color" fools to tell you what you already know, and the dismal spectacle is entirely unwatchable. Especially the capture the flag variety, e.g. socker, basketball, football, and hockey.
Now all these sports need is 535 more "color" commentators in congress.
Illegal contact: Nanny state regulators to blow the whistle on football? - Washington Times
Blamer in Chief? | The Weekly Standard
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US diplomat: ‘Managing the Internet certainly not one of the UN’s roles’ | The Daily Caller
Josh Peterson 5-30-12
Caroline May 05/30/2012
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As a Leader in the Effort to Form a More Socialist America, Obama Celebrates Socialist Dolores Huerta
These Organizers all seem to
have the same message.
Doesn't this sound familiar? Sounds like Obama's campaign speeches!
Here are humongous egos that promote a false humanitarian image of gross altruism that just lays waste to the masses they purport to support.
Obama Celebrates Socialist Dolores Huerta | FrontPage Magazine
Falsely described by those on the Left as a compassionate humanitarian, radical labor leader Dolores Huerta has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama. Huerta “has fought to give more people a seat at the table,” Obama said euphemistically.
The award is not all that surprising for an administration that kisses the ring of Al Sharpton.
In an acceptance statement Huerta pushed all the right politically correct buttons:
The great social justice changes in our country have happened when people came together, organized, and took direct action. It is this right that sustains and nurtures our democracy today. The civil rights movement, the labor movement, the women’s movement, and the equality movement for our LGBT brothers and sisters are all manifestations of these rights.Did Huerta leave any aggrieved interest group out? If she did, it must have been an innocent oversight because she’s far too wonderful and inspiring a leader to have deliberately slighted any gripe-laden, tax-eating constituency.
Huerta’s 501c3 community organizer-training nonprofit, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, receives funding from high-profile left-of-center philanthropies such as the (Bill and Hillary) Clinton Family Foundation ($100,000 in 2010), Women’s Foundation of California ($35,000 since 2009), and the (Norman) Lear Family Foundation ($10,000 since 2010).
Huerta will soon be portrayed by Rosario Dawson, a beautiful and glamorous movie star, in an upcoming film. And who knows what other tributes Hollywood will generate for the octogenarian socialist.
But despite all the hype, the oft-imprisoned Huerta is no angel. She is less the civil rights leader imagined by the mainstream media and more a champion of vulgar redistributionism. As the saying goes, if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. Community organizers like Huerta don’t teach anyone how to fish: they teach activists how to steal their neighbors’ fish. This is what Huerta and her ilk call social justice.
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Maybe there should also be height requirement on who becomes Mayor. It would be about as good a use of time and effort as the rest of this mental midget's other mirco-managing dictates.
Bloomberg Plans a Ban on Large Sugared Drinks - NYTimes.com
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
This is what an all seeing, all knowing, Government, that protects all and taxes all, does: Bunny Business
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OK, Who put the script to "Gentleman's Agreement" on the Teleprompter? Barack Obama—Some of, no, all of my friends were Jews (in Chicago), Scholar of Judaism
Get one wrong one in here, and it'll come out of us. It's no fun being the fall guy for the kikey ones.
from the script to "Gentleman's Agreement"
Barack Obama—Friend of Jews, Scholar of Judaism | The Weekly Standard
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Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Obama and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew met about 20 Conservative Jewish community leaders. ..."I not going to tell you again how I even feel about Israel, but why [are] we still talking about it," Obama said, reminding his guests that all his friends in Chicago were Jewish - and at the beginning of his political career he was accused of being a puppet of the Israel lobby. ...Obama also stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it - and wondered how come no one asks Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner or Senate minority leader Mitch McConnel [sic] about their support to Israel."
Barack Obama has insulted 38 million Poles with his crass and ignorant 'Polish death camp' remark – Telegraph Blogs
NILE GARDINER May 30, 2012
Poles and Polish-Americans expressed outrage today at President Obama’s reference earlier to “a Polish death camp” — as opposed to a Nazi death camp in German-occupied Poland.“The White House will apologize for this outrageous error,” Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski tweeted. Sikorski said that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk “will make a statement in the morning. It’s a pity that this important ceremony was upstaged by ignorance and incompetence.”The president had been trying to honor a famous Pole, awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jan Karski, a resistance fighter who sneaked behind enemy lines to bear witness to the atrocities being committed against Jews. President Obama referred to him being smuggled “into the Warsaw ghetto and a Polish death camp to see for himself.”
The endorsement is honest and that the Democrat's 'leaders' are now just Communist by another name.
Raul Castro’s Daughter Endorses Obama | FrontPage Magazine
Last year, former Democratic president Jimmy Carter thoroughly charmed Mariela’s father and uncle in Havana. “We greeted each other as old friends,” gushed Carter regarding his meeting with Fidel Castro.
“In 2002, we received him warmly,” reciprocated Castro. “Now, I reiterated to him our respect and esteem.”
“Jimmy Carter was the best of all U.S. Presidents,” gushed Raul Castro while seeing his American guest off personally and jovially.
In fact, for many prominent Democrats, Castro’s Cuba resembles the very Land of Oz, with Cubans laughing the days away. If this sounds hyperbolic, here’s “Conscience of the Democratic Party” George McGovern after a visit to Cuba in 1975: “Everywhere we were surrounded by laughing children who obviously loved Fidel.”
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
It is how the eunuchs always keep their rice bowls full. m/r
Commerce considers labeling Arab Americans a disadvantaged minority - The Hill's On The Money
By Rachel Leven - 05/29/12
The Commerce Department is considering naming Arab Americans a socially and economically disadvantaged minority group that is eligible for special business assistance.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) petitioned Commerce earlier this year to ask that Arab Americans be made eligible for the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), which helps minority entrepreneurs gain access to capital, contracts and trade opportunities.
The ADC petition cited “discrimination and prejudice in American society[,] resulting in conditions under which Arab-American individuals have been unable to compete in a business world.” The group claimed discrimination against Arab Americans increased after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
“The ADC petition asserts that, in the government’s efforts to protect Americans, they essentially took away the rights of other Americans,” according to the notice of proposed rulemaking about the petition.
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Holder to brief black pastors on campaign 2012 | Campaign 2012 | Washington Exami
Attorney General Eric Holder, the IRS, and the liberal lawyers at the ACLU will brief several hundred pastors in the African American community on how to participate in the presidential election -- which the Congressional Black Caucus chair expects will help President Obama's campaign.
From the Public Safety Committee: Heads Must Roll! Booker's comms director resigns after Meet the Press flap
Wonder who Anne Torres is going to vote for in the Presidential Election?
Booker's comms director resigns after Meet the Press flap | The Daily Caller
05/29/2012 Alexis Levinson
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Nothing like getting mail from the government, is there?
Isn't it great to hear from the government? It is always so beneficial, saves so much of your time and money!
Yep, nothing like hearing from your helpful government, is there?
And the government is always so responsible with the money it takes from you, like an agency to spend its time monitoring the words you use!
REVEALED: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you | Mail Online
Monday, May 28, 2012
NASA hit for sloppy hyping of global warming | Washington Examiner
May 25, 2012 Paul Bedard
|Pirates of the UN|
America means less than just another country to him. It needs to give up its power and treasure to be fair, with equal domination by the rest of the world. m/r
Obama’s Land of the LOST | FrontPage Magazine
The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan. He warned that “no national interest of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth’s surface over to the Third World.” According to top Reagan officials William Clark and Ed Meese, their boss believed the “central, and abiding, defect” was “its effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states — and most especially the United States.”
The persistent transnationalists who drafted LOST favor creation of a massive United Nations bureaucracy that would draw ocean boundaries, impose environmental regulations and restrict business on the high seas. They’ve tinkered with the document obsessively since the late ’60s, enlisted Presidents Clinton and Bush, and recruited soon-to-depart GOP Sen. Dick Lugar to their crusade. Ignore the mushy save-the-planet rhetoric. Here’s the bottom line: Crucial national security decisions about our naval and drilling operations would be subject to the vote of 162 other signatories, including Cuba, China and Russia.
While our sovereignty would be redistributed around the world, most of the funding for the massive LOST regulatory body would come from — you guessed it! — the United States. Forbes columnist Larry Bell reports that “as much as 7 percent of U.S. government revenue that is collected from oil and gas companies operating off our coast” would be meted out to “poorer, landlocked countries.” This confiscatory act of environmental justice would siphon billions, if not trillions, away from Americans. International royalties would be imposed; an international tribunal would be set up to mediate disputes.
There would be no opportunity for court appeals in the U.S.
LOST is just the latest waterlogged power grab by the Obama administration.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
What was Ford’s advice? In 1926, he wrote My Life and Work, and in that book he stated, “Our help does not come from Washington, but from ourselves. The government is a servant and never should be anything but a servant.”Ford still did not want a government bailohat get attachec.ut, with all the strings t
Do People Matter?
|Henry Ford , Thomas Edison and John Burroughs|
in the "ubiquitous" Model T
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The chief executive of the multi-billion pound Lloyd's of London has publicly admitted that the world's leading insurance market is prepared for a collapse in the single currency and has reduced its exposure "as much as possible" to the crisis-ridden continent.
|Separated in test tubes|
Biting the Hand at NPR | The Weekly Standard
And cool and stylish too.
And be admired by others
And have people wait on you.
Fill a great big stadium
May you stay forever dumb.
And very rich and slim
May God give you everything you want
Though you don’t believe in Him.
As you follow your own drum
May you stay forever dumb.
May your cars always swift
Oh a big red Maserati
With an automatic shift.
And always find the plum
May you stay forever dumb.
Ready, Fire, Aim | Washington Free Beacon