"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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Day of Infamy, That Dastardly Attack

A word of sorrow and regret from Japan may be in order, no mater what that fool Obama says! m/r

Pearl Harbor survivors reflect, share vivid memories 75 years after ‘day of infamy’

- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — At exactly 55 minutes past noon Wednesday, pilot Jim Record will take off from Long Island’s Republic Airport and steer his World War II-era North American SNJ 2 around the Statue of Liberty, while his co-pilot prepares the drop of 75 red American Beauty roses — commemorating each year since Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
The red roses will be joined by a single white rose, commemorating the victims of Sept. 11.
“It’s important for the people in general to remember this and also for the military people to remember this,” Mr. Record, 69, a retired airline pilot, Vietnam-era veteran and Navy flier, said. “It’s not something they stress too much in school — or if you talk about Dec. 7 to people on the street, they don’t know what it means. That’s a shame. It’s shocking and very important in our history.”
It’s a momentous milestone of an event that stubbornly refuses to retreat into the history books — the 75th anniversary of the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, an event that dragged a reluctant America into World War II and transformed an isolationist nation into a global superpower. The number of first-hand witnesses dwindles by the day — a 20-year-old Navy corpsman at Pearl Harbor turns 95 this year.
Gerard Barbosa, 93 of East Meadow, Long Island, is one of two Pearl Harbor survivors who plans to attend Wednesday’s ceremony. Then a 17-year-old second-class petty officer and assistant gunner aboard the USS Raleigh in the waters off Oahu, he isn’t sentimental about the terror he lived through.
“I’m no hero. I volunteered, my twin brother volunteered, my father was in World War I. ...

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