"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, May 31, 2015
-Years ago, these foul scum just disappeared.
-And how is it these degenerate and regular reprobate "public servants" accumulate millions of dollars?
-This is the decaying Republican red meat the hyenas in the fourth estate have been looking for to draw attention away from the chronic unhygienic odor emanating from Hillary and the Clinton Foundation. m/r
Hastert La Vista, Baby! :: SteynOnline
by Mark Steyn Steyn on America May 31, 2015
Tribune newspapers reported earlier in the day that two unnamed federal officials said that Hastert paid a man from his past to conceal sexual misconduct.-go to links-
What Happens When You Break a Leg? Do You Get a Helicopter? Ever Wonder Why Politicians Can't Figure or Think in a Real World?
Some People Blaming Massive Flooding In Texas On Climate Change - Bulls & Bears - YouTube
Saturday, May 30, 2015
This is the main reason for the Right to Bear Arms; to Stand Up To Tyranny! m/r
Administration preps new gun regulations | TheHill
Carly Fiorina: Big government is crushing Americans
Jon Offredo, The News Journal
audience that a huge, complex and sometimes corrupt government was
"crushing the potential" of Americans.
and complex, Fiorina said, only the big, powerful, wealthy and well-connected
can handle it.
Blog: National Spelling Bee and political correctness
By Thomas Lifson May 29, 2015 -full short post-
Political correctness holds that every ethnic group is identical in terms of ability and effort, so that any discrepancy in outcomes is the result of discrimination. (Except in athletics, of course.) So the
dominance of Indian-Americans must be the result of discrimination. Or unfairness, such as the heinous practice of reading to your children, thereby unfairly advantaging them.
Given the practices of the Justice Department since the election of President Obama, can an investigation be far behind?
Simply put, he's an ego driven fool! m/r
Blame It on Global Cooling? Obama Has Lowest Average 1stQ GDP Growth of Any President on Record
By Terence P. Jeffrey | May 29, 2015
It is bogus to disregard the true classics. But now, student's are too lazy to read and understand them (forget about in Latin or Greek as they were taught less than a Century ago), or they do not have the academic aptitude. The saddest part is, the students are getting away with this scam.
This is as bogus an issue as blaming lead based paint for low IQs in minorities. Lead paint had been part of life for centuries, but when minority children, in general, continued to show lower scores for academics, the real answer that they were not quite as bright became the bogey-man, and the bogus "excuse" of minority children's eating lead paint chips was to blame.
How may tons of lead paint chips are we to eat for us to really believe this nonsense? m/r
Columbia Students Triggered by Old Books Are the Ones Who Need Them Most | National Review Online
by IAN TUTTLE May 29, 2015
In 8 a.d., Ovid, the poet, the toast of Rome, was suddenly exiled to the remote outpost of Tomis. The reason remains a mystery. Ovid himself said only that his fate was caused by carmen et error — “a poem and a mistake.”
Two millennia later, a new effort to exile Ovid — not from Rome, but from Columbia University’s famed Core Curriculum — could be attributed to the same: carmen et error, where the poem is his Metamorphoses, and the error is that “like so many texts in the Western canon, it contains triggering and offensive material that marginalizes student identities in the classroom. These texts, wrought with histories and narratives of exclusion and oppression, can be difficult to read and discuss as a survivor, a person of color, or a student from a low-income background.” So wrote four undergraduate students earlier this month in Columbia’s campus newspaper, the Spectator. They would like a “trigger warning” affixed to Ovid’s masterwork.
It is safe to say that these students (all members of Columbia’s “Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board,” by the by) overreached. Critics have been many and swift and savage. In her weekly Wall Street Journal column, Peggy Noonan pardoned the students on the grounds that “everyone in their 20s has the right to be an idiot.”
But idiocy is notoriously infectious, and it is not obvious that the obvious rebuttals will suffice. For instance, critics have posed the natural reductio question, namely: If Ovid merits a “trigger warning,” doesn’t Shakespeare? Milton? Chaucer? The Bible? (Yes, yes, yes, and it doesn’t have one already?) But appealing to the power of Great Names — Shakespeare! — or repairing to mockery are sufficient responses only as long as a Great Name has the power to inspire awe, or mockery to inspire shame.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/419025/columbia-students-triggered-old-books-are-ones-who-need-them-most-ian-tuttle
The Age Of Disinformation — Medium
by James Spann on
Friday, May 29, 2015
That Cessna Flying Over Your House May Be Sending Photos to the Tax Assessor - Bloomberg Business
Isis in Palmyra: Civilians forced to watch execution of 20 men at amphitheatre - Middle East - World - The Independent
Baltimore mayor snaps under Fox News grilling; ‘You’re being rude!’ - BizPac Review
|Baltimore, Obamaland's City|
Baltimore Gets Bloodier As Arrests Drop Post-Freddie Gray « CBS Baltimore
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/05/why_do_gays_need_a_homosexual_rodeo.html#ixzz3bUtw4axX
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges - BuzzFeed News
Ann Coulter - May 27, 2015 - RAMOS CAN STAY, BUT MATT LAUER HAS TO GO
I finally found a Mexican willing to do a job no American will do! I have an explosive book on the No. 1 issue in the country coming out next week, I've already written 10 New York Times best-sellers -- I'd be on a postage stamp if I were a liberal -- but can't get an interview on ABC, NBC or CBS.
Only Mexican-born Jorge Ramos would interview me on his Fusion network. Yay, Jorge!
After a spellbinding interview, Ramos ended by asking this excellent question -- which I had suggested myself for all authors, most of whom write very boring books, harming the marketability of my own books: "Is there anything in your book that isn't already generally known?"
My soon-to-be-released book, "Adios, America! The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole," is jam-packed with facts you didn't already know. Don't even think of using it as a coaster, like those other books.
These are just a few: -GO TO LINK-
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
WH Responds To Ruling Keeping Obama's Exec Action On Illegal Immigration On Hold - Cavuto - YouTube
"to describe Roots merely as “fiction” is to treat Haley with more charity than he deserves. In at least three critical respects, Haley was downright dishonest.Articles: Like Don Draper, Barack Obama Can Never Go Home
... Black commentator Stanley Crouch doesn’t mince words when it comes to Alex Haley. Haley, Crouch insists, was a “ruthless hustler” and “one of the biggest damn liars this country has ever seen.” Crouch likens Haley to Tawana Brawley, the young black woman who infamously lied about being raped and humiliated by a white police officer. Like the lie concocted by Brawley and abetted by the likes of Al Sharpton, Haley’s story is also a “hoax” that beautifully illustrates “how history and tragic fact can be pillaged by an individual willing to exploit whatever the naïve might consider sacred.
by Jack Cashill May 26, 2015
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/05/like_don_draper_barack_obama_can_never_go_home.html#ixzz3bE7IrZVi
Monday, May 25, 2015
Life and Death in the Trenches | National Review Online
by SYDNEY LEACH May 25, 2015
The toll — and legacy — of the Great War.
Today, we celebrate Memorial Day. In the light of this commemoration, we might once again consider World War I and its legacy. As chroniclers of the period have noted, in addition to our political inheritance from the Great War — including the present-day Middle East — that war yielded one of the highest death tolls in history. It also yielded some extraordinary British poetry, even as many of its creators would number among the dead. To bring that war out of the shadow of forgetfulness in which it is sometimes shrouded and to help recall the lost promise of almost an entire generation, Guy Cuthbertson’s biography Wilfred Owen is to be highly recommended. Cuthbertson provides a fresh and insightful portrait of one of the most famous British war poets and corrects some false impressions that have become attached to him.
As war broke out across Europe, in the luminous, still summer of 1914, England mobilized its equally luminous youth. During the course of the war, the British Empire deployed approximately 5.4 million men to fight on the Western Front.
Wilfred Owen was one of them — and he was also one of that small but notable group of British soldier-poets whose artistry and bravery improbably coalesced and came to fruition in the trenches of Europe. In addition to Owen, this group included Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, and Isaac Rosenberg. In this sympathetic biography, the author describes Wilfred Owen’s development from a child in a lower-middle-class family in Edwardian England into a modern poet who would win the admiration and friendship of those well beyond his modest roots.
Little about young Wilfred Owen hinted at the soldier-poet he would become.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418755/life-and-death-trenches-sydney-leach
One of Meir's most famous statements was her assertion that there was never any such thing as a Palestinian. And while she also said many eloquent things about the horrors of war, at the end of the day she saw the Arabs as implacable enemies of the Jews. This is summed up in her most famous quote: "Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us."Obama, the Jews, the Muslims, and Us | Faster, Please!
By Michael Ledeen On May 24, 2015
As always, Obama's version of reality is at odds with the known facts. So why do "Progressive" Jews continue to support him?
... So the president isn’t very well informed about Judaism or Zionism, yet he is forever lecturing Jews and Israelis about what is really best for them, as if he had some special insight. It is no accident that Obama is the only American president to write an introduction to the official military Jewish prayer book, prepared by U.S. chaplains. All previous presidents had left such matters up to the rabbinate.
Read more: http://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2015/05/24/obama-the-jews-the-muslims-and-us/#ixzz3bA743yqm
Newsflash from World Savior and Carbon Tax Scammer, Al Gore: "as little as five to seven years. The Arctic should have been ice-free by last summer."
On Climate, Science and Politics Are Diverging | National Review Online
by RUPERT DARWALL May 22, 2015
The good news for global-warming alarmists is that they can pretty much be guaranteed that there will always be something happening somewhere in the world to get alarmed about. “It has been a really bad week for the ice shelves of the quickly warming Antarctic peninsula,” the Washington Post’s resident alarmist Chris Mooney wrote a week ago. In a few years, a very warm summer will see the Larsen B ice shelf shatter into thousands of smaller icebergs, a researcher told him. However, Mooney did not report that the same team that had detected Antarctic warming also said that the warming had not been reproduced by climate models. “Until the past warming can be properly simulated, there is little basis for prediction that rapid warming will continue in future,” according to the British Antarctic Survey.
Neither does the alarm extend to the total area of ice floating on the seas surrounding Antarctic and the North Pole. There was a sharp recovery from the low recorded in 2012, and global sea-ice area is currently above the 1979–2008 average. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reckons that Antarctic sea ice has expanded at an average of 4.1 percent per decade since 1979. This slightly more than offsets shrinkage of the larger area of sea ice at the North Pole, which the NSIDC says has declined by 2.4 percent a decade.
Sea ice at the North Pole has long been a focus of alarm. Just after collecting his Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, Al Gore jetted off to the Bali climate conference to declare a planetary emergency, predicting that the entire north polar ice cap would disappear in as little as five to seven years. The Arctic should have been ice-free by last summer.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418751/climate-science-and-politics-are-diverging-rupert-darwall
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Underinsurance Is the New Obamacare Problem | Unexamined Premises
Holy 'wussies,' Batman! Winged intruder buzzes House
"And hell was indeed what these women and their boys were fighting. Not only were they battling for freedom in America, but they had a special concern for what was happening in their native Poland. Their beloved nation had been the site of the start of World War II. On September 1, 1939, just one week after the signing of the Hitler-Stalin Pact, the Nazis invaded Poland from the West, followed by the Soviet Red Army invading from the East two-and-a-half weeks later. World War II was on. Over the next several years, Poland’s people would be slaughtered, suffering a higher proportion of death than any country in all of World War II. Poland also had a huge Jewish population, which was corralled into dens of unspeakable evil, such as Treblinka and the Warsaw Ghetto. When the Nazis were finally defeated, Poland’s reward was 44 more years of totalitarian occupation, this time by communists."Seven Brothers: A World War II Story | The American Spectator
By Paul Kengor – 5.23.15
Saturday, May 23, 2015
What other long term result could be expected to emerge through the mental cracks other than forms of depression and psychosis? m/r
The dark side of meditation and mindfulness: Treatment can trigger mania, depression and psychosis, new book claims | Daily Mail Online
The dark side of meditation and mindfulness: Treatment can trigger mania, depression and psychosis, new book claims
- Theory is that techniques help relieve stress and live for the moment
- But 60% of us have apparently suffered at least one negative side effect
- Experts: Shortage of rigorous statistical studies into the negative effects of meditation is a 'scandal'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3092572/The-dark-meditation-mindfulness-Treatment-trigger-mania-depression-psychosis-new-book-claims.html#ixzz3aynGhsJG
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What is the difference between Baptists and Methodists?
Answer: Methodists can read.
It appears reading has not helped Janet Lahr Lewis in her thinking. m/r
A Methodist Boycott of the Holocaust Museum? | The American Spectator
Don’t participate in Holocaust Remembrance Day without participating in Al Nakba Remembrance Day. Don’t visit a Holocaust museum until there is one built to remember the other holocausts in the world: the on-going Palestinian holocaust, the Rwandan, the Native American, the Cambodian, the Armenian… You could be waiting a long time!
Obama wins trade victory in the Senate - The Washington Post
Friday, May 22, 2015
CIA ends climate research program Medea after Obama calls climate change security risk - Washington Times
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Gloria Steinem Descends on the Korean DMZ | The Rosett Report
By Claudia Rosett On May 20, 2015 In Uncategorized
To boldly go where Dennis Rodman has gone before.
“There is no substitute for putting your bodies where your concerns are…in my experience conflicts are far more likely to be solved when people sit down together… you have to be together with all five senses in order to produce the oxytocin that allows us to empathize with each other.”
Reporter apologizes for stating the obvious | PJ Tatler
The reporter was roundly criticized. Not for stating the obvious, but because she said the words “Muslim” and “ISIS” in the same sentence.
During a Wednesday broadcast on NBC-affiliated WDIV-TV Local 4, anchor Carmen Harlan discussed a possible ISIS-connected threat in the state. “Given the fact that we have the largest Arab population outside of the Middle East, I guess this should not come as a real surprise,” she said.
Seeing as the state has a substantial Muslim population, several organizations spoke out against Harlan, calling upon her and the network to officially apologize, the Lebanese Examiner reported.
“This shocking lapse of professional conduct was directed against law-abiding citizens who strive to create vibrant, diverse communities wherever they live,” said Fatina Abdrabboh, director of the Michigan American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
“Comments like these are an example of racial profiling at its worst and Carmen Harlan should apologize immediately,” said Progress Michigan’s executive director Lonnie Scott.
Separately, the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) said of Harlan’s comment: “As a reporter, she has a responsibility to remain objective in her reporting and not draw conclusions for her audience. We request that WDIV immediately address this racially charged comment.”
Harlan issed an apology on Thursday: “In no way did I mean to imply that because of our community’s make up, there was a higher risk of ISIS threats.”