"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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Is Stephen Hawking the most elaborate potted plant on earth?

Martian mastermind
Stephen Hawking does not live in as a human being, he lives as a space bubble. He is the reductio ad absurdum of what college professors, in their total, unreal, isolated small world should become. Hawking, in that isolation, has used his mega-mind in that isolation to expand his imaginary and intellectual universe, but it it is still completely dependent on the input and stimuli from the immediate environment surrounding him. That is the environment upon which he is totally dependent for existence, but it is also the leftwing political environment in which he exclusively dwells.
There was a 1953 campy, now cult, movie entitled "Invaders from Mars." In the film, the Martian humanoids were under total costal of a super brain, mastermind, in a glass sphere. Was this a mildly prescient scenario? m/r

Judah Friedman  March 21, 2017
Years ago, as I sat at a local Los Angeles Coffee Bean, the windows started to shake and the ground started to move, and a homeless man started to scream “this is the end.” This being my first “awake quake,” I wasn’t sure which was more disconcerting, the shaking or the homeless man screaming. My friend, an L.A. native and a recovering addict, assured me that the quake was mild, and that many an addict wished that the world would come to an end. When I inquired why, he explained: well if the world were to be destroyed, those left would be on an equal playing field. When I, in turn, responded “yes, but they would still need drugs,” he responded that it wasn’t exactly a well-thought-out plan.
Every time Stephen Hawking types, I am reminded of that homeless man. He has this notion of constant doom and gloom, of the universe ending. A notion shared by Mr. Hawking and so many on the left. Rod Serling, who probably was one of the greatest writers of all time, had a constant theme through almost all Twilight Zone episodes. That theme was “forget about external, out of this world enemies”— if they do exist, we don’t need them to destroy us, we are doing a pretty darn good job of it by ourselves. There is no better example of this than Mr. Hawking and his cohorts on the left, thinking the climate is more of an imminent danger than Islamic terrorism, or this North Korean Garbage Pail Kid.
Sure, the climate and weather patterns are a tad hinkey, but if we allow the world to continue to burn, and let every dictator and regime acquire weaponry of destruction, there really won’t be much of a conversation. So, maybe there is a deal to be made. If the left can acknowledge that terrorism is the imminent threat, and not the seas rising, the caps melting, and the cows farting, then we can start to have a discussion about the seriousness of climate change. When the left can assure those of us, a bit worried, about the “climate” of absolute terror being perpetrated throughout the world, and the need to, at the very least, acknowledge it, then, and only then, can a conversation start.
How people on the left do not understand the concept that if you are dead, you can’t speak, is beyond me. ...

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