"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, January 31, 2013
From When We Had A Great President - Remarks to business Leaders at a White House Briefing on Economic Competitiveness
A real lesson from a totalitarian, collective administration learned. m/r
Tiananmen Square Survivor Explains the 2nd Amendment - YouTube
Prison for Smokers, Permits for Strippers! (Nanny of the Month, Jan '13) - YouTube
A Journal Sentinel Watchdog Report - ATF's Milwaukee sting operation marred by mistakes, failures
Manti Te’o, meet Margaret Mead
Exclusive: Jack Cashill compares girlfriend hoax to Samoan 'sexual paradise' ruse
In the last few weeks, the media have scrutinized Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te’o's imaginary girlfriends more thoroughly than they have the very real terrorists who killed four Americans in Benghazi.
To those who care, the question that remains is whether Te’o conspired to fabricate his seemingly tragic relationship with imaginary girlfriend Lennay Kekua or whether he is a victim of a cruel hoax.
If he has been hoaxed, Te’o will not be the first victim of traditional Polynesian trickery, nor the most consequential. That latter honor belongs to culture-changing anthropologist Margaret Mead.
“What we do know is that in every Polynesian community there is the waha nui,” wrote Hawaiian historian Herb Kawainui Kāne to a mutual friend in an email, “the self-appointed spokesman and tale teller, who has a talent for anticipating what a visitor wants to hear and can invent a story on the spot.”
Unfortunately, Herb Kawainui Kāne is no longer around to shed light on the Te’o case. The celebrated author died two years ago at 82.
But he had a good deal to say about Mead, the “youth with romantic ideas” who “found the information she was looking for in Samoa.” The reason she found it? Teenage girls “had invented tales to suit their visitor.”
In the fall of 1922, Mead took a course from Franz Boas, her mentor at Columbia University and the godfather of modern anthropology. Boas taught that “social conditioning” was responsible for the complete molding of the individual, and Mead believed what Boas preached. ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
New York's Sandy Scorecard by Nicole Gelinas, City Journal WInter 2013
But it was big enough. As New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg pointed out, Sandy “coincided with a full moon and a high tide, and it collided with a second weather front that made it take a hard left turn.” That turn positioned Sandy just south of New York, so that its counterclockwise winds “drove the water right towards New York City.” Sandy killed 43 city residents, caused tens of billions of dollars’ worth of damage, and will probably reduce New York’s gross city product (a local version of GDP) by nearly a percentage point. For months after the storm, parts of lower Manhattan, the Rockaways in Queens, Coney Island in Brooklyn, and Staten Island have remained disaster areas.
Nearly a month after Sandy hit, New York governor Andrew Cuomo created three blue-ribbon commissions to analyze the state’s response and recommend long-term investments for future “major weather events.” Bloomberg, for his part, said in early December that city officials would develop a “specific and comprehensive action plan” to confront storms in the future. The conclusion that all these groups should draw is now evident: the institutions that worked well before Sandy worked well afterward; those that didn’t failed the test. And the biggest challenges, as New York works to protect itself from major storms, will be political and fiscal, not technical. For all Cuomo’s musing about how “it’s going to be a rethinking, redesign of how we protect this metropolitan area,” what really needs rethinking is the state and local politics that have created dysfunctional agencies and funded them nonsensically.
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Barack Obama in the line of fire as sceptics target his shooting claims - Telegraph By Peter Foster, Washington 29 Jan 2013
Obama's claims that he goes "skeet shooting all the time" have been met with a mixture of quiet mirth and outright disbelief as the gun debate continues.
|Shooting the "Skeet"|
|Weenie Hypocrite Mayor of NY City, |
Now they have Lionized the small in mind and stature, big hypocrite Mayor of NY City, Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg takes on the giant issues like, salt, soft drink cup sizes, cigarettes, Islamophobia and as always, guns. He has a full detachment of armed NYC Police Security protecting them, while this little hypocrite bastard demands that Americans should disarm! This is from the Mayor who inherited a transformed and well run city from Rudi Giuliani, but who can't personally deal with snow clearance from Bermuda and disaster affects from Hurricane Sandy.
Time Magazine seems to be the fitting place to ironically caricature the mayoral marionette Bloomberg on their cover as a "freedomfighter" as he restricts the freedoms of NY individuals, one weenie issue at a time. m/r
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mag Pushes Fake Picture of Obama Skeet Shooting | The Weekly Standard
Full Short Post Thanks to Weekly Standard
Then deletes it.
@tnr: PHOTO: Obama shooting skeet at Camp David. http://whitehouse.gov1.info/camp-david/index.html … (from http://whitehouse.gov )And here's the picture the magazine pointed to:
The only problem: the picture is a fake, and not hosted on the White House's website.
Government-run health care is — by its nature — dishonest, coercive, and corrupt. Now you, along with those of us to whom you refused to listen, are stuck with it.
The American Spectator : A Pimp for Obamacare Feels the Pain
Monday, January 28, 2013
This is one of the most outrageous things I've seen in the US! Journalist Accosted By Security Over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question
Bravo to Jason Mattera for exposing Bloomberg for the piffle he really is and the police state that lurks around us. m/r
Journalist Accosted By Security Over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question - YouTube
January 24, 2013 - full short post
It is about time the truth came out about the realty of self defense! Sheriff David Clarke Jr.: Skip 911, defend yourself
Sheriff David Clarke Jr.: Skip 911, defend yourself - Kevin Cirilli - POLITICO.com
Illegal weapons used to protect Media Matters' David Brock | The Daily Caller
Vince Coglianese 1-28-13
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Ed Driscoll » Question Asked and Answered
Ten days later, Time-Warner-CNN-HBO spokesman Morton Downey Morgan Jr. sneeringly described the Constitution as “your little book,” when handed a copy by guest Ben Shapiro.
Back in January of 2011, when the GOP took back control of the House, the New York Times ran an earlier assault on the Constitution, leading Power Line’s John Hinderaker to ask, “Are Liberals Coming Out of the Closet on the Constitution?”
That was around the same time the Washington’s Post’s Young Ezra Klein admitted on MSNBC that in his opinion, because the Constitution was written “more than 100 years ago,” it was all so confusing to understand.
On July 4th 2011, the cover of Time magazine featured a shredded Constitution and a headline that asked, “Does It Still Matter?”
Not to the Left, it doesn’t — and increasingly, they’re not at all afraid to admit it.
Stephen King: NRA Should 'Clean Up Blood, Brains and Chunks of Intestine' After Next Massacre | NewsBusters
by Noel Sheppard | January 26, 2013
What federal subsidies and takeovers have ever improved the prosperity or quality of life for most American citizens?
Do Government-Run Companies Work?
by BURT Folsom on JANUARY 24, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Cartoon Of The Day: What Difference Does It Make? » Common Sense Evaluation
The whole event had the air of a simulacrum: It looked like a presidential inauguration, but the sound was tinny and not quite in sync.
The Obama Simulacrum - Mark Steyn - National Review Online
This administration sneers at reality and its consequences.
Jan. 25, 2013 Mark Steyn
Jan 25, 2013 (AP still doesn't know what year it is)
By SAM HANANEL
Here are his and Obama's Stalinist plans. m/r
Holder begins gun-control push - The Hill's RegWatch
Friday, January 25, 2013
David Mamet: Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm - Newsweek and The Daily Beast
Jan 29, 2013 issue
Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing, upon those under its sway, misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death.
John Stossel - Environmental Scare Stories - YouTube
The History of Gun Control - YouTube
That was when a letter, if mailed in the morning in a City like Washington D. C. or Manhattan, could be delivered the same afternoon.
Maybe we should make all of Congress walk or ride a bicycle also. Then they could be too tired to keep passing worthless legislation. m/r
Carriers Leaving the Buildi - YouTube
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/24/guns-and-president/#ixzz2Izwvx8ey
Why Not, "Who Cares? m/r
What Really Happened in Benghazi: Before, During, and After
Following Qaddafi’s fall from power in the summer of 2011, Ambassador Stevens was tasked with finding and securing the vast caches of powerful armaments which the Libyan dictator had amassed during his long reign. In turn, Stevens helped facilitate the transfer of these arms to the “opposition” rebels in Syria who were trying to topple yet another Arab dictator—Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As in Libya, the rebels in Syria were likewise known to include al Qaeda and other Shariah-supremacist groups. In addition to facilitating arms transfers, Stevens’ duties also included the recruitment of Islamic jihadists from Libya and elsewhere in North Africa who were willing to personally go into combat against the Assad regime in Syria. The U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi served as a headquarters from which all the aforementioned activities could be coordinated with officials and diplomats from such countries as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
As 2012 progressed, violent jihadist activity became increasingly commonplace in Benghazi. At or near the U.S. mission, for instance, there were many acts of terrorism featuring the use of guns, improvised explosive devices, hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenades, and car-bombs, to say nothing of the explicit threats against Americans issued by known terrorists like al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri. As a result of such developments, Ambassador Stevens and others at the U.S. mission repeatedly asked the Obama administration for increased security provisions during 2012, but these requests were invariably denied or ignored.
Then, on the night of September 11, 2012, the U.S. mission in Benghazi was attacked by a large group of heavily armed terrorists who, over the course of seven hours, murdered four Americans and laid waste to the U.S. mission.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
If that dullard Rep. McCarthy's husband had been on a train where the riders were allowed to pack heat, that racist murderer, Colin Ferguson, wouldn't have considered mass killing on the LIRR. But McCarthy, Feinstein and all the gun - and citizen control lobby wants more of the same for all of us! m/r
Feinstein Opens Gun Control Presser with Prayer by Clergyman | The Weekly Standard
'The gun lobby is not match for the cross lobby."
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
How Racist Are Republicans? - YouTube
Stall, Delay, Cover-up & waste as much time to put distance between it. Benghazi Gate - Duncan (R-SC) Drills Clinton About Her Previous Answers
Benghazi Gate - Duncan (R-SC) Drills Clinton About Her Previous Answers - YouTube
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
In Character, Media Give Michelle a Pass for Expensive and Off-the-Rack Looking Menswear Designer Duds
Four MO Years
Media Give Michelle a Pass for Designer Duds - Katrina Trinko - National Review Online
The greatest contributor to global warming is the hot air gas emanating from Calderon and his corrupt compatriots at these expensive, exclusive, phony "save the world" junkets. m/r
Davos call for $14trn 'greening' of global economy - Business News - Business - The Independent
from Tom Dawden 1-22-13
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
Winston Churchill said this variation:
"Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it"
Obama: 'Peace in Our Time'
It was either an embarrassing slip, or a frightening revelation of the president’s true worldview. Either way, the words “peace in our time,” made infamous by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain as he promised an illusory peace with Adolf Hitler in 1938, should never have been in President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. ...
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Firearms Refresher Course » Common Sense Evaluation
2. “Those who trade liberty for security have neither.” ~ John Adams
3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
6. Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.
7. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.
8. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
9. You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
12. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.
13. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
14. What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ do you NOT understand?
15. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.
16. When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.
17. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
PLEASE PASS THIS ‘REFRESHER’ ON TO TEN FREE CITIZENS.
“I love this country, it’s the government I’m afraid of”