"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, April 30, 2015
Obama is the Personification of the Problem with Lefty Black America: Refusing to Take Responsibility for Causing Their Own Problems
Paul Ryan to Obama: Don't Blame GOP Congress for Baltimore Riots | National Review Online
New Details Leaked Out About Freddie Gray's Death In Baltimore - Cavuto - YouTube
Blog: Homeland chief: Fourth Amendment 'beyond my competence'
April 30, 2015 By Mark J. Fitzgibbons
Right off the bat, Paul, a 2016 presidential candidate, asked Johnson if he believes the Fourth Amendment ‘applies to third party records,’ specifically those of telephone companies. Johnson said that question is ‘beyond my competence as secretary of homeland security’ to answer intelligently.Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/04/homeland_chief_fourth_amendment_beyond_my_competence_.html#ixzz3YojPBXRy
|Not Art, Just BS!|
Graffiti "Artists'" Fans get tagged in the ass! And deservedly So! m/r
Graffiti artists' move to national parks shocks nature community - LA Times
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK - 4-26-15 - By LOUIS SAHAGUN
A new generation of graffiti artists is regarding nature, not just urban spaces, as their canvas.
Graffiti's arrival at national parks infuriates outdoor enthusiasts.
They tag national parks, then post photos of their work on the Internet.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
|Now we have to find a bakery that will bake our wedding |
cake and a pizza parlor to cater the reception.
Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another? | CNS News
April 29, 2015
Silver, Gold, & Gun Dealers To Be Shut Down? Update On Operation Chokepoint - Mike Maloney - YouTube
The Big Loser In The Baltimore Riots - O'Reilly Talking Points - YouTube
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
It is Black Looters Looting and Burning! They are the Outlaws and Criminals Encouraged in Obamaland!
“we” have spent trillions of dollars since the 1960s trying to help black youth.And now these Black Youths are just plane looters "helping themselves"! m/r
Baltimore in Flames by Heather Mac Donald, City Journal April 28, 2015
|A Selfie in Obamaland|
Huge fires set across Baltimore as Freddie Gray rioters torch city, loot stores and injure fifteen police officers as violence rages into the night and local politicians are left turning on each other
- State of emergency declared in Baltimore just hours after funeral for Freddie Gray who died in police custody
- Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake branded the rioters 'thugs' and issued a 10pm-5am curfew starting on Tuesday
- President has been briefed on the situation, more than 1,000 police and Maryland National Guard are on standby
- Three rival gangs announced an unprecedented alliance to 'take out' Baltimore officers on Monday
- 15 police officers injured, two in a serious condition in hospital, and 27 people have been arrested
- Looters seen raiding gun shops and check cashing stores. CVS set ablaze and rioters slashed fire fighters' hoses
- Freddie Gray, 25, died after suffering severed spine in police custody on April 12. He died days later on April 19
- His family has denounced the riots. But Eric Garner's daughter said she understood their frustration
- Police said they needed help from the National Guard after the protestors 'outnumbered and outflanked us'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3057819/Baltimore-police-Freddie-Gray-protestors-clash-violently-funeral.html#ixzz3YcP1SePg
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"Trudeau also hastened to avow that he would never follow in the blasphemous footsteps of the slain Charlie Hebdo cartoonists: “I wouldn’t draw pictures of the prophet….” This was presumably because, he said, he didn’t “have the right to decide what is sacred and holy and profane for someone else.”"Doonesbury for Sharia
By Robert Spencer On April 28, 2015 In FrontPage
Monday, April 27, 2015
Baltimore riots: Gang attacks on white police officers may spread outside city - Washington Times
Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Global Warming Policy Foundation has enlisted an international team of five distinguished scientists to carry out a full inquiry
Even TED hides what it stands for (Technology, Entertainment and Design), which is frustrating. m/r
Astroturf and manipulation of media messages | Sharyl Attkisson | TEDxUniversityofNevada - YouTube
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Articles: April Return to Appomattox
Viewing the landscape also recalled the words of the second verse of God Bless America: “From the green fields of Virginia.” But the cows munching contentedly on the green grass were in sharp contrast to what was found in April 1865. Then all the cattle were dead or stolen away, as recorded in the mournful words intoned by singer Joan Baez in the folk classic The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. “In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive.” No cattle then on the road from Richmond to Appomattox to feed the ragged, starving Army of Northern Virginia.
By Arnold Ahlert On April 24, 2015 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage
Friday, April 24, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Lynch's track record includes secret prosecutions, asset forfeiture, and failing to prosecute civil rights abuses by local cops.
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The Article Makes Excellent Points, but Avoids the Two Reasons Republican Senators Giver Her a Pass: She's a Black Woman
Yet this is just as insidious and dishonest as if they had voted against her because she was a black woman. Here it should have only been a date based on merit, but it was not. m/r
Lynch vs. the Constitution | National Review Online
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Bruce Thornton On April 22, 2015 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage
The Hillary File: State Dept. Ethics Agreements - Judicial Watch
Posted by Aleister Sunday, April 19, 2015
National Mall Trashed After Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day ConcertOh, the delicious, delicious irony.Yesterday was Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, which was celebrated with a concert and other festivities on the National Mall. While the concert itself was powered by solar energy, the attendees could have learned a lesson or two about taking care of planet Earth.For instance, check out these trash and recycling cans I spotted near the National Mall, close to the Washington Monument:
Why Republicans Can’t Debate Obama
By Daniel Greenfield On April 22, 2015 In Daily Mailer,FrontPage
Vilsack and his cohorts want to have it both ways: when they want to show lots of people in poverty in order to sell the public on more anti-poverty funding, then food stamps don’t count; but when they want to tout the program’s success, then suddenly food stamps do count.The Food Stamp Pirouette by Francis Menton, City Journal April 21, 2015
By Washington’s own metrics, the program makes no dent whatsoever on poverty rates—except when it does.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Government Screws-Up Everything - Rent Control has Made the Rich Happy in Manhattan Luxury Digs for Decades
Rent control has prevented developers from redeveloping reasonably priced apartment units because there is no return. Government crooked intentions worked just the inverse of what the "do-gooders' intended. Their is now a caste system within new apartment buildings, complete with separate entrances and fenced-off balconies in the same buildings, to keep the lower class away. m/r
Blog: Welcome to rent control! 88,000 apply for 55 apartments
But as you can see from the number of applicants, this program will never produce enough low income housing. Rent control is the biggest obstacle to building new affordable housing; that's why nearly all new construction in the private sector are luxury units not subject to rent control.
Chicago Uber Driver Pulls Gun, Shoots Gunman Firing on Crowd of People | PJ Tatler
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An Uber driver pulled out his shotgun and fired on a gunman who was “firing a pistol into a group of people on a Logan Square sidewalk, according to prosecutors.”
The driver used his shotgun to fire six blasts and injured 22-year-old Everado Custodio.
Apparently the blasts injured only the alleged shooter.
NBC Chicago reports: “Custodio suffered wounds to his shin, knee and lower back and was still in Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center on Sunday, when Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas refused to grant bail on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.”
Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said the Uber driver “was acting in self-defense and in the defense of others.”
The altercation took place last Friday night, after the Uber driver had just dropped off a passenger near Logan Square. Custodio allegedly was shooting in the direction of the driver, aiming for a group of people.
Jen Mullin, a spokeswoman for Uber, said that the company requires its drivers to abide by all local and state firearm laws. NBC Chicago reports the driver had a concealed-carry permit.
“Police patrolling the area heard the shots and arrived to find Custodio on the ground and bleeding. Police also recovered a handgun found near Custodio, Quinn said.”
Here we see the beauty of carrying a concealed weapon. Beware, criminals: you have no idea who around you might have a firearm to stop your evildoing.
No charges will be filed against the Uber driver.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Oligarchs for Hillary! :: SteynOnline
by Mark Steyn Steyn on America April 20, 2015
"Don’t call your lawyer. Don’t tell anyone about this raid. Not even your mother, your father, or your closest friends."
Wisconsin’s Shame: I Thought It Was a Home Invasion
by DAVID FRENCH April 20, 2015
From the May 4, 2015, issue of NR ‘THEY CAME WITH A BATTERING RAM.”
Cindy Archer, one of the lead architects of Wisconsin’s Act 10 — also called the “Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill,” it limited public-employee benefits and altered collective-bargaining rules for public-employee unions — was jolted awake by yelling, loud pounding at the door, and her dogs’ frantic barking. The entire house — the windows and walls — was shaking.
She looked outside to see up to a dozen police officers, yelling to open the door. They were carrying a battering ram.
She wasn’t dressed, but she started to run toward the door, her body in full view of the police. Some yelled at her to grab some clothes, others yelled for her to open the door. “I was so afraid,” she says. “I did not know what to do.” She grabbed some clothes, opened the door, and dressed right in front of the police. The dogs were still frantic.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417155/wisconsins-shame-i-thought-it-was-home-invasion-david-french
hut up or die. It’s hard to think of a more frontal assault on the basic values of Western freedom than al-Qaida’s January slaughter of French journalists for publishing cartoons they disliked. I disagree with what you say, and I’ll defend to the death my right to make you stop saying it: the battle cry of neo-medievalism. And it worked. The New York Times, in reporting the Charlie Hebdo massacre, flinched from printing the cartoons. The London Telegraph showed the magazine’s cover but pixelated the image of Muhammad. All honor to the Washington Post and the New York Post for the courage to show, as the latter so often does, the naked truth.
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