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Friday, September 22, 2017

A thought on Obamacare repeal

Ben Domenech posted in today's The Transom a quote from Frederic Bastiat, the famous French economist, defining Socialism. (H/T to Ben!)

"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not because we do not want the state to raise grain." (My emphasis)

Bastiat.jpgSeems to define the progressive/left attitude towards objections to Obamacare, and it is a silly attitude as Bastiat could see 167 years ago. But not being able to defend it on merits, this is all they have!

Mr Bastiat looks to be an intelligent man!

Thursday, February 04, 2016


I have been amazed and surprised at the hate spewed towards Trump by many moderate right pundits whom I respect. I thought some level of that type reaction would be heard for the first month or two that he led the polls, but not after six months! And it is continuing to this day.

My theory: these pundits - mostly beltway/establishment types - are terribly upset by his "Pol Incorrectness". Like our society, which is dominated by politically correctness, the political establishment is dominated by pol correctness: the idea that any politician must act according to established rules of the political game.

Trump violates those established rules. Trump is a businessman, not a pol. As a businessman I understand the vast majority of his ideas. I have worked with people similar to him my entire career - approaching 50 years. You can see this training in most of his speeches, tweets, ideas. But he is not following the establishment rules!

I have no idea at this point if I will vote for him or not. But I do know he is bringing something new to the game. And I do know where the societies Political Correctness and the establishments Pol Correctness has gotten us. And it is not a good place!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Shelby Steele and the Civil Rights Establishment's "poetic truth"!

The Zimmerman trial exposes the corruption of the civil rights establishment. The ultimate paragraph is a comment not just on the civil rights establishment but also, I am afraid, our President:

"There are vast career opportunities, money and political power to be gleaned from the specter of Mr. Zimmerman as a racial profiler/murderer; but there is only hard and selfless work to be done in tackling as illegitimacy rate that threatens to consign blacks to something like permanent inferiority. If there is anything good to be drawn from the Zimmerman/Martin tragedy, it is only the further revelation of the corruption and irrelevance of today's civil rights leadership."

An honest analysis and good read!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Michael Ramirez' Brilliance!

Michael Ramirez shows you all you need to know about BHO and the MSM to make your voting decision easy!  I wish I could be as concise!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Even Dems might understand this!

Following analysis of our national debt was sent to me by my daughter:

I also read an interesting article on our national debt.  It took eight 0's off the actual debt to compare it to a household budget.  Here's what it looked like...

U.S. annual tax revenue: $2,340,000,000,000

Federal annual spending budget: $3,590,000,000,000

New annual debt from overspending this year:  $1,250,000,000,000

National debt:  $15,400,000,000,000

Last year's budget cut by Congress: $38,500,000,000

-Now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget-

Annual income: $23,400

Budget:  $35,900

New debt added to credit cards: $12,500

Outstanding balance on credit cards: $154,000

Total cuts to the family budget: $385

Think we have a problem?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

BHO Quixote

So on point!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Does BHO really think this will work?