Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Most Dreadful Phrases

1. "There are too many people in the world."  
Good luck being on that panel that decides who has to go. And after that, how long will you be permitted to stay empaneled?

2. "I thought you were smart."  
Wise people learn from the mistakes of others. Smart people learn from their own mistakes if they survive them.


Agreeing with thoughts that encourage abandonment of traditional morality has led to and will continue to lead to unspeakable but still predictable consequences.

Appeals to vanity are frequently the last resort of scoundrels seeking to override wisdom gained at a price long forgotten.

Tick-tock.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Another thing Not Found On MSM

It's up to the new media my friends.




Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Who Notes the Dictatorial Whim?

This story struck me as an excellent instance where the USA is no longer "government of, by and for the people," but rather government purchased by influence peddlers and accomplished through dictatorial fiat.

Comprehend the opening lines of the story. "As the federal government launches a new program that will allow many young undocumented immigrants to stay temporarily in the U.S."

As anyone knows who follows the news of Congress, the bill that was to initiate such a program was killed in Congress. It was voted down by members from both parties. Not that that means anything to reporters nationwide.

In this instance the reporter, Daniel Gonzalez, of The Arizona Republic, so blithely refers to this unilateral decision by Obama as a Federal program. It can hardly be really federal in that a very large number of states that make the USA a federation are against it, and their elected representatives from those states voted against it.

I know there are a lot of people who feel badly at the situation these young people find themselves in. But this action is in no way a federal program under laws duly past at the Federal level. It is a purely cynical political ploy by a man who does not call himself a despot, and is thin-skinned about being compared to tyrants past and present, but whose actions are self-defining as tyranny.

Who else will call him on it? How many non-cowards are left in the country?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Reactionaries On the Left

Reactionary was the epithet invented by the early "Progressives" and their avante garde (trouble-makers) to label members of the "staid" (actually a progressively improving) social order. It was inevitable that once the Progs incrementally begged, cajoled, threatened and rioted their way to get society to accept one radical change after another, and were running things, then they too would become reactionaries towards all the larger number of people who detest this pile of stink they made of what was once glorious about Western civ.

As I have noted before, wherever someone wants to reform the mess that is the socialized government programs, the partisans of the Left scream bloody murder that there's nothing wrong with the way things are. They say this, many would imagine, because they can't admit their schemes are failed, and it would cost the bureaucrats their jobs.

The latest line from the Left (Obama spokes-mouth Robert Gibbs) that demonstrates that they are indeed reactionaries is this one:
"The Ryan-Wyden Plan ends Medicare as we know it." 
This after Obama stole over $700 billion to pay to set up Obamacare (a huge sum, yet not a nickel has gone to pay for any healthcare for anyone, let alone the seniors who have paid into Medicare with every right to gripe that the money has been misspent by Obama). Such a cruel joke on seniors and their loved ones, yet it's Obama's minions who are screaming as if they are not the ones who gored the ox. Once again the radical Left policies are setting up to kill people just like Stalin and Mao did. But don't expect the Bumney campaign to say this. They are afraid of being called extremist by the MSM. Just so long as you know.


Saturday, August 04, 2012

For the First Time in Forty-seven Years

I did not fall asleep in a movie that had Michael Caine in its cast. Although it was a fantasy, the plot even made sense. First time in 47 years. Wow.