"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 28, 2016

Get A Life! - Go Lick a Frozen Flag Pole!

And what is their remedy, I ask with great trepidation?The world of the left is just one looney thing after anther. m/r

Salon: 'A Christmas Story' is White Racist Nostalgia

We thought color-blindness was supposed to be a good thing.

Salon's Chauncey DeVega alerts you from the get-go that he's going to ruin your Christmas movie-viewing experience by pointing out that film and TV are very revealing in terms of "what stories are told and which ones are not? Who gets to speak? Who is silenced? What groups are placed front and center in American — and global — popular culture? Which groups are marginalized or at the periphery? Whose experiences are erased?”
He admits to enjoying the comedy A Christmas Story as a child, but as he grew older he wondered why it wasn't more about people of color like himself. As DeVega notes, there are black characters in the film but they "remain peripheral. They have no real voice or agency." Perhaps that's because they aren't the principal characters. This isn't their movie; it's little nine-year-old Ralphie's movie, and Ralphie happens to be white, as does the radio broadcaster whose semi-autobiographical story this is.
The black characters "are shown in an perfectly inoffensive and neutral fashion," DeVega observes. Perhaps that's because the movie isn't racist. ...

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