"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, June 16, 2016

"absolute, unmitigated, one-hundred percent BS"

Why Obama Uses Meaningless Euphemisms Regarding Terrorism

By Debra Heine June 15, 2016

In what CNN called a "blistering verbal assault," President Barack Obama Tuesday rebuked GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump and lashed out at his Republican critics for having the presumption to criticize his policies in the  war on the terror, overseas contingency operation, war against violent extremism.

Much of Obama's venom was reserved for Mr. Trump, whose "yapping" about a ban on Muslims entering the country, he contended, is harmful to the country's national security. The president even went so far as to suggest that Trump's call for a Muslim ban was leading Muslims to attack Americans.

"We are now seeing how dangerous this kind of mindset and this kind of thinking can be," he said. "We're starting to see where this kind of rhetoric and loose talk and sloppiness about who exactly we're fighting, where this can lead us."
What an extraordinarily obnoxious thing for the president to say. Was he suggesting that Omar Mateen's deadly rampage at the gay nightclub was spurred by Donald Trump's "rhetoric and loose talk"? Is Obama off his rocker?

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