"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
Friday, August 31, 2012
Nanny of the Month (August 2012): Stimulus Money Used to Support Soda Taxes - YouTube
Yet neither could managed to muster the the meddling of this month's top pick. Using federal taxpayers' dough (we're talking stimulus and Obamacare cash) to implement local-level soda taxes and other nanny state laws certainly violates good taste, but the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General thinks it might also violate federal anti-lobbying provisions.
Presenting Reason TV's Nanny of the Month for August 2012: Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius!
Media 'Fact Checkers' Always Seem To Favor Obama - Investors.com
08/30/2012 IBD editorial
Journalism: If media "fact checkers" are just impartial guardians of the truth, how come they got their own facts wrong about Paul Ryan's speech, and did so in a way that helped President Obama's re-election effort?
Case in point was the rush of "fact check" stories claiming Ryan misled when he talked about a shuttered auto plant in his home state.
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler posted a piece — "Ryan misleads on GM plant closing in hometown" — saying Ryan "appeared to suggest" that Obama was responsible for the closure of a GM plant in Janesville, Wis.
"That's not true," Kessler said. "The plant was closed in December 2008, before Obama was sworn in."
What's not true are Kessler's "facts." Ryan didn't suggest Obama was responsible for shuttering the plant. Instead, he correctly noted that Obama promised during the campaign that the troubled plant "will be here for another hundred years" if his policies were enacted.
Also, the plant didn't close in December 2008. It was still producing cars until April 2009.
An AP "fact check" also claimed that "the plant halted production in December 2008" even though the AP itself reported in April 2009 that the plant was only then "closing for good."
CNN's John King made the same claim about that plant closure. But when CNN looked more carefully at the evidence, it — to its credit — concluded that what Ryan said was "true."
-more at link-
The Hockey Schtick and Global Warming Snake Oil - The climate change racket: Finally a 'day in court'?
The Commentator - The climate change racket: Finally a 'day in court'?
Is the day that non-alarmists have long awaited finally upon us? The climate change racket on trial in a court of law?
Peter C. Glover on 29 August 2012
It’s what we non-alarmists have long wanted: the climate change racket on trial in a court of law. In threatening National Review and its international columnist Mark Steyn with legal action over alleged “defamatory remarks” in his ‘Corner’ column, inventor of the famously debunked “hockey stick” climate graph, Dr Michael Mann, may have finally bitten off way more than he can legally chew.
The current ruckus started when columnist Steyn penned a short piece entitled Football and Hockey on July 25th. In it Steyn referenced Rand Simberg’s ‘Unhappy Valley’s Other Scandal’ article (July 13th) on the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s ‘Open Market’ blog site.
Simberg’s posting was based on former FBI director Louis Freeh’s recently published report setting out the “appalling behaviour” of the Penn State authorities who were found to be complicit in covering up Jerry Sandusky’s serial rape activities. Simberg made the point that the same “rotten and corrupt culture” at Penn State had, two years earlier, conducted an investigation that ultimately “whitewashed” another of their high profile “rock star” staffers, Dr Michael Mann, who was also “bringing in millions in research funding”.
Clint Eastwood: Biden, The Intellect of the Democratic Party - National Review Online
August 30, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Videos of Dead-Pan Liars from NBC-ABC-CBS-CNN over 50 Years! Bozell Battles Media Elephant in the Room
|The old "in the bag" men|
Bozell has kept track of the stunning lock on propaganda the press had and unfortunately still has control over. Race will be poured into this falsified mix even more now!
The American Spectator : Bozell Battles Media Elephant in the Room
Eliminate or consolidate the Dept. of Homeland Security, Education, EPA, Labor, HUD, Health and Human Services, Interior, Commerce, Transportation, Energy, and quit and close the UN.
That is a small start! m/r
Blog: Rand Paul speaks hard truths to GOP
August 30, 2012 Rick Moran
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul spoke to the GOP convention last night, telling both parties that they must "slay their sacred cows" in order for the nation to get its fiscal house in order.
Sen. Rand Paul urged GOP delegates tonight to embrace the Constitution and adopt the mantra of small government, as he urged them to elect Mitt Romney to the White House.-more at link-
Paul is a Tea Party favorite and the son of the Texas congressman who was an adherent of the movement long before it had a name. For Tea Partiers, having one member of the Paul family on stage here onight might be small consolation.
The senator was applauded for his talk.
"Republicans and Democrats alike must slay their sacred cows," he said. "Republicans must acknowledge that not every dollar spent on the military is necessary or well-spent, and Democrats must admit that domestic welfare and entitlements must be reformed."
Breathing New Life into the Baroque by Heather Mac Donald - City Journal
The Rule is, if you criticize Barack Obama it will be called racism even when you see his fly is down. The Left’s Hurricane of Hate
The Left’s Hurricane of Hate | FrontPage Magazine
Former movie star Ellen Barkin apparently didn’t get the memo about toning down the violent rhetoric in the wake of the Gabby Giffords shooting. Last Sunday, Barkin re-tweeted a message from one of her followers that illuminated the rank hypocrisy of those who consider themselves paragons of tolerance. “C’mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC,” the message read. Barkin defended herself by lashing out at Twitchy, the website that reported the tweet. ”For better or worse, that was not my original tweet.A retweet.But Twitchy liked it better their way,” she wrote. Twitchy noted that a re-tweet is not necessarily an endorsement of the original message, but noted that ”Barkin didn’t give any indication that she disagreed with the revolting sentiment when she retweeted it to her followers.”
Barkin is no stranger to expressing such “open-mindedness.” Back in July, she expressed her displeasure regarding the idea that some Americans aren’t thrilled with her upcoming television show, “The New Normal.” The NBC series is about a gay couple who want to use a surrogate mother to have a baby. ”I love everybody,..except u right wing f**kin morons, (sic),” she tweeted at the time. Add her August take on voter ID, “bulls**t going on now will kill us all,” and her tweet to actor Jon Lovitz for criticizing the president, “John Lovitz maybe I met you a few times back in the day, but now you’re just an ignorant a**hole. Shut the f**k up,” and you have a woman oblivious to her own, foul-mouthed intolerance.
She is hardly alone. Samuel Jackson also took to Twitter to question the wisdom of God Himself, and his divine decision to spare the city of Tampa, FL, site of the Republican convention. “Unfair S**t: GOP spared by Issac ! NOLA probably F**ked Again! Not understanding God’s plan!” wrote Jackson. A deluge of responses apparently caused Jackson to issue two other tweets characterized as “an apology” by The National Post: ”Daayum! Poked a Hornets nest, hunh? Apologies to God, Tampa, da GOP& Isaac(sp)! Who played the Race card?!” Jackson wrote, followed up by “Whoooo! A lotta sh**t stirred into a Bulls**t tweet! Politics & Religion get MUHFREPUBLICANS heated!” Such tweets are apparently as “apologetic” as Jackson gets.
As for Jackson’s inquiry about who played the race card, going right to the top of the list would be MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.
-more at link-
AFP 8-29-12 full short post
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Facts I Have Uncovered About the Real Mitt RomneyHow the Democrats Portray Mitt Romney
August 28, 2012 by Bernard Goldberg
...After nearly four years in office, most Americans are disappointed in President Obama.
Mitt Romney is a murderer. It’s been well documented that he played a major role in the death of a woman who had cancer.
He’s a tax cheat who hasn’t paid a penny in federal income taxes for at least 10 years.
He’s a felon who committed perjury in forms submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
He’s a Mormon, which as everyone knows, means he wears magic underwear, hates black people, and has a gaggle of wives hidden in the 55 mansions he owns in all 57 states as well as in palaces in Switzerland, Morocco, and the Caymen Islands.
He has genetically-engineered hair which he bought on line for $8 billion dollars – the amount of money he makes in 3 and a half days.
He is known to be very white.
His name isn’t even Mitt.
And one of his wives, the one they call Ann whom he has allowed to pop up on TV every now and then, is an admitted equestrian.
No wonder the race is so tight.
-read the whole piece at the link above-
The Paramilitarized Bureaucracies :: SteynOnline
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
An Endorsement for the Socialism of Obama is to follow, no doubt. Chinese media slams Romney as convention begins
Chinese media slams Romney as convention begins | The Cable
Maybe not, GM is still fabricating its sales and "fire sale" problems. The halt is only said to be temporary, maybe not if it gets smart. m/r
GM suspending Chevy Volt output, retooling for Impala
Aug 27, 2012
By James R. Healey, USA TODAY
General Motors is halting, for a month, the manufacture of its well-known Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car.
Automotive News, citing unnamed sources, reports the Detroit-Hamtramck plant will suspend production from Sept. 17 until Oct. 15.
Leaders of the UAW told the plant's 1,500 union workers about the scheduled downtime last week, the source said.
It would be the second interruption in production for the Volt, which can go 38 miles on battery power before needing a recharge from its gasoline engine. GM late Monday disputed published reports that the move is because of slow Volt sales. GM sold 10,666 Volts through July, way up from the 2,870 sold during the same period a year earlier.
"We are not idling the plant due to poor Volt sales.
- sure your'e not, more at link-
It reinforces the original theme set down by Joseph Conrad (and now inverted by 'politcally correct,' deliberate misinterpretations) in his novella, "The Heart of Darkness." m/r
White Genocide in South Africa | FrontPage Magazine
Once the party was underway, Zuma sang “Dubula iBhunu,” an ANC song which means, “Kill the Farmer.” A court had ruled that “Dubula iBhunu” constituted hate speech, but President Zuma, who had survived a rape trial and 783 counts of corruption, was not worried about the law. The upper echelons of the ANC were above the law and adept at spilling blood, whether it was the blood of bulls, black rivals or white farmers.
During Zuma’s rape trial, ANC activists had chanted, “Burn the Bitch.” At the ANC’s centenary, Zuma sang, “Kill the Farmer.” Burning and killing have been the ANC’s traditional solutions to dealing with its enemies, and its long string of atrocities had kept it on the terror watch list in the United States until Obama took power and opened the door to the ANC’s butchers, along with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Zuma had joined the South African Communist Party in 1963 and his ANC regime still depends on its Tripartite Alliance with leftist unions and the Communist Party. Much as the left’s calls for an end to tyranny in Egypt paved the way for the tyranny of the Muslim Brotherhood, under the guise of fighting against racism, the left had succeeded in imposing a new racist regime on South Africa.
In Zimbabwe and Egypt, the left had rejected any possibility of a moderate solution leading to the present-day reign of terror. The only difference between Mugabe’s Zimbabwe and Zuma’s South Africa is that Mugabe has been in control of Zimbabwe for over 30 years, while the ANC has been running South Africa into the ground for less than two decades. Given another ten years of ANC rule, the likelihood is that South Africa will be in as bad a shape as Zimbabwe is now.
Like Mugabe, white farmers and business owners are Zuma’s enemies. There is a new Apartheid now in South Africa; it is an apartheid where the oppressor and the oppressed have switched places and the bloodshed is constant. The country’s white Boers have been disarmed, purged from the economy and systematically murdered.
-go to the link-
Monday, August 27, 2012
Joel Gehrke August 27, 2012 full short postMore Americans rely on their families for assistance than the government, so federal officials have undertaken an effort to help people to apply for federal assistance.
The government got that statistic from a poll asking Americans what helps them the most during tough times. Here are the results:
- Savings 44%
- Family 21%
- Credit cards/loans 20%
- Government assistance 15%
This leg of the financial assistance push has ended. “Although our campaign to highlight Help for Difficult Financial Times has ended, we know that your struggles may continue,” said USA.gov today. “We will keep updating the tools and information we provide to help you get back on your feet.”
Destroying Our Military from Within
The greatest force for the defense of the nation and for freedom in the world is being reduced by a Congress and a White House who refuse to recognize the threats that exist in a dangerous world
1. Barack Obama 2010
2. Barack Obama 2011
3. Barack Obama 2012
For the past 68 years, all Presidents, except Obama, have paid tribute to the fallen soldiers killed on D-Day. This year, instead of honoring the soldiers, he made a campaign trip on Air Force 1 to California to raise funds for his reelection.
The U.S. military has been systematically weakened from within by a combination of idiotic and duplicitous decisions that suggest how far the nation has come from the fundamental understanding that an enemy must be destroyed with sufficient devastation as to never contemplate attacking us or our allies again.
World War Two was a success because both Germany and Japan were required to sign instruments of unconditional surrender. Both nations are now our allies.
-go to link-
This is a scary place - it is the result of Government 'Help' - Gritty N.J. city of Camden to scrap police department
Gritty N.J. city of Camden to scrap police department amid budget woes | Fox News
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/24/camden-nj-to-reboot-police-department-by-new-year/#ixzz24kjP57Ib
Gunny canned for speaking the truth - Actor R. Lee Ermey, Geico's drill-sergeant-therapist, says he was fired from commercial for criticizing Obama
|The Sinister Face of Hollywood|
Actor R. Lee Ermey, Geico's drill-sergeant-therapist, says he was fired from commercial for criticizing Obama | Fox News
August 27, 2012
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/08/27/actor-r-lee-ermey-geico-drill-sergeant-therapist-says-was-fired-from-commercial/?intcmp=features#ixzz24kbnqcIE
Canada’s Racist Currency - By Jonah Goldberg - The Corner - National Review Online
The Bank of Canada simply wanted to give its citizens some snazzy new bills that would be more durable and harder to counterfeit. But when it came to the images that would grace the currency’s faces, it was not so simple. First, focus groups felt the draft art on the new $100 bill was racist because it featured an Asian woman looking into a microscope, which they felt reinforced the stereotype that Asians excel in science. Some believed other ethnicities should be represented. The bank eventually released the bill last year, replacing the figure with a Caucasian woman, only to be called out recently by Chinese groups for bending to racism and not representing minorities on currency.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Delusions and phantasmagoria pulp create a tissue of dull excuses for New York Times editor Jill Abramson
New York Times editor Jill Abramson rebuts Arthur Brisbane bias charge - POLITICO.com
By DYLAN BYERS |
Saturday, August 25, 2012
August 25, 2012
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/08/25/astronaut-neil-armstrong-dies-at-82/#ixzz24agVopqW
News from The Associated Press
BY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN AND E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
ASSOCIATED PRESS 8-25-12
I was the one big exception to this. As a young boy, I loved cowboys and imitated everything about them, including their lazy speech pattern. I was also raised in my most formative years by my Grandmother who came from the Inter-Mountain States. This also gave her that twangy Western way of speech. Much of my Western accent was suppressed when I was in school, but it just naturally came back as I began to travel for work, mostly in the Midwest, Southwest and the South. Elements of these regions easily blended into my accent and speech patterns. I still tended to front load my accents though. This applied to living in the Northeast later on, as subtle elements the regional phraseology crept into my language, but thankfully, little of the regional accents.
This was a long way of getting to the point. During the 2008 election, a Democrat friend of was asking me what I thought of Sarah Palin. I thought she was fine, I actually preferred her to McCain. My friend argued, "How can you like her, with the way she speaks and drops her G's at the end of words?"
"You mean the Western way I speak and drop my G's?" I replied. End of argument.
Regional dialects are funnier thing in America, even than they are in England. The are less stratified, more blended and, because of more mobility, regionally blurred.
This became even more acutely apparent to me as my niece notice, with some amusement, wondered where I had come from since I didn't sound or speak like the rest of the family. She said I sounded like no one else, with low voice that is a mix of Southwestern, Southern and Northeastern accents. m/r
Southerners and Gs - Charles C. W. Cooke - National Review Online
Surprisin’ twists in the history of English pronunciation.
AUGUST 25, 2012 bt Charles C. W. Cooke
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Rosett Report » Where Should Ahmadinejad Bunk Down in New York?
1,100 felons voted illegally in Minnesota and 90% vote Democrat.
Fund on Fraud and Franken: Voter Fraud Is Real, and It Gave Us ObamaCare - YouTube
Thursday, August 23, 2012
People who won't get hypos cover their bodies with Tattoos - risk infections in U.S. linked to contaminated ink
The doctor told me, after the fact, in no uncertain terms, how stupid I was in getting one. Risks of infections are always high, no matter how regulated the tattooist was. Then, as now. the risk dangers included all levels of hepatitis, any blood disease and even an outside risk of leprosy. There was still a leper colony on Molokai then.
Over 40 years ago there were few tattoo shops. I had to go to Long Beach, Calif. near the Pike. It was the closest one near L.A. still open in those days. After getting the tattoo and looking in the mirror the next morning, I had the sinking sensation of the permanent personal physical change. It wasn't me anymore, it was as if my old arm was gone, and it was in a way.
That was by no means the end though. As I aged, so did the tattoo. Colors faded, bled together and generally lost definition of lines. It became kind of an old looking shaped bruise.
Tattoo infections in U.S. linked to contaminated ink | Reuters
Anaheim high school cancels events found to be demeaning - latimes.com