"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, May 16, 2017

Can't Get a Straight Story Here

J. Edgar Hoover was said to be the ultimate bureaucrat. He always wrote memos about his every activity, meeting and requirements. He was known to usurp power that was not part of his duties. He also kept a file on everyone he dealt with. Most of the file were filled with meaningless papers, but he occationally had the goods on some of his file personalities and softly extorted what he wanted from them. He was also not a very tall man, but he wanted to have impression of height, so he ha a platform built in his office. His desk was on that platform and J. Edgar was behind the desk looking down on all he cam in his office.
James Comey appears to also be the ultimate bureaucrat and usurper. He, unlike J. Edgar, does not need a platform from which to look down on people. m/r

Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation

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