"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

Monday, January 23, 2017

Trump's biggest Problem is the Senate Republican Fat Heads

McCain, Graham and Rubio appear, as usual, more interested in media approval than getting Trump's Cabinet approved. Who needs Democrats with these egomaniacal Republicans? m/r

Donald Trump Embarks on His First Week With a Heavy Slate

The new president plans executive orders and will meet with congressional leaders

... Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said Sunday they would support Mr. Tillerson’s nomination for the State Department after the lawmakers had expressed concerns about the former Exxon Mobil Corp. chief’s ties to senior members of the Russian government. That increases the likelihood that Senate Republicans will confirm most, if not all, of the president’s cabinet nominations, as Mr. Tillerson was seen as the nominee drawing the most GOP opposition.
A third Senate Republican, Florida’s Marco Rubio, had shared those concerns and is widely seen as the key vote on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where Republicans hold a one-vote majority. But even if the committee doesn’t approve Mr. Tillerson for the State Department post, the full Senate can still vote on his nomination—a rare procedural tactic.

“After careful consideration, and much discussion with Mr. Tillerson, we have decided to support his nomination to be Secretary of State,” Messrs. McCain and Graham said in a statement. “Though we still have concerns about his past dealings with the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin, we believe that Mr. Tillerson can be an effective advocate for U.S. interests.”

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