"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

Friday, July 21, 2017

Too Bad About McCain's Cancer, But...

Does he still have to be the Media Suck-Up? m/r

Down but not out: McCain sends out blistering statement accusing the Trump administration of 'playing into the hands of Putin' on Syria hours after former POW reveals cancer diagnosis

  • The Trump administration is ending a CIA program to arm and train rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
  • The covert program began under the Obama administration and was aimed at pressuring the dictator
  • Senate Armed Services chairman John McCain is one of the foremost Russia critics in the Senate  
  • McCain issued a statement accusing the administration of playing into Russian President Putin's hands
  • Making 'any concession without a strategy is 'short-sighted' 
  • 'There is still no new strategy for victory in Afghanistan either'
  • Also tweets: 'I'll be back soon, so stand-by!' 
  • Trump has pushed improved ties with Russia as an overarching goal, and touted a recent cease fire over part of Syria
  • Putin in 2015 ripped the program as providing 'aid to illegitimate organizations' and said it 'contravenes the principles of international law'   

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