Archive for December, 2010


http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local-beat/The-Great-Blizzard-Dig-Out-of-2010-112495969.html?dr

 

Maybe use some of the salt regulated out of the food to melt the &^%(# snow!

Here we go, this is  the absolute best reason for not letting liberals run ANYTHING!   Bloomberg presumes to regulate how much salt and trans fat New Yorkers ingest during their culinary adventures in the Big Apple.  However, at the real job with which he is entrusted, for which hard working New Yorkers pay the heaviest taxes of any city dweller in the U.S. he and his unionized minions utterly FAIL!

This is not the first time NY has had a snow fall of this magnitude.  You wouldn’t know it by the performance of hizzoner and the city sanitation department.  See the article at the link above for a full description of how much they BLOW!

People in power, especially liberals it seems, seek to wield power in an ever widening sphere.  Yet, it is clear that the more they try to control and regulate for “our own good,” the poorer they are at actually doing the real tasks for which they are empowered.  Power is a madness for them, they just want more and more.  They never really ever see how much they screw up and ruin by not  focusing on the mundane but vital work of BASIC government.   To wit, apparently it is much easier (and more important) to bully the city’s restauranteurs about food ingredients than to do the real work of keeping streets clear and vital services going during a significant, but hardly record breaking weather event.  Yup, with liberals, it’s always about what SOMEONE ELSE should do.

Moran


Statesman and oh, I don't know, polictical prophet

A most elegant refutation of Keynesian economics.  It’s as though TJ was watching even now.

Thomas  Jefferson said in 1802:

‘I believe that
Banking institutions are more dangerous to
Our liberties
than standing armies.

If the American people ever allow
Private banks to control the issue of their
Currency, first by inflation,
then by
Deflation, the banks and corporations that will
Grow up around the banks will deprive the people
Of all property –
until their children
Wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers
Conquered.’
Thomas Jefferson

OTHER QUOTES:

When we get piled
Upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,
We shall become as corrupt as Europe .

Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist
When you take away from those
Who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every
Generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save
One-half the wars of the world.

Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for
Americans if they can prevent the government
From wasting the labors of the people under the
Pretense of taking care of them.

Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me
That most bad government results from too much
Government.

Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred
The use of arms.

Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the
People to retain the right to keep and bear arms
Is, as a last resort, to protect themselves
Against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be
Refreshed from time to time with the blood of
Patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with
His taxes the propagation of ideas which he
Disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

Thomas Jefferson


Congress has allocated $25 billion so we can each plant one of these!

The recent compromise on extending the Bush era tax rates and the extension of unemployment benefits illustrates the overriding problem in America.  Most people would like to keep more of what they earn.  However, there is a NEW american mentality that relies on government to smooth out the ups and downs of living.  Further, those looking for the aid  consider that they are entitled to it, ESPECIALLY, if it’s supposed to be funded by the so-called rich.

The federal government is NOT Robin Hood.

Moran

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FAA loses track of 119,000 aircraft!  AMAZING, INCREDIBLE.

Read the story here:   http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101210/ap_on_bi_ge/us_misplaced_planes

Realistically, a story like this only represents the tiny tip of a monstrous iceberg. Let’s face it, to be fair, there is incompetence and corruption everywhere in the private as well as public sector. However, in the private sector there is at least SOME market force to keep it in check.  By contrast, there is only ONE FAA.  When they screw up, where else can you go?

How can ANYONE believe for a moment that the FEDS could administer health care for 350,000,000 people and not really botch it up?

It’s time to push the FEDS back into the limited role our founders had in mind.

Moran

The FAA, a model of federal, bureaucratic incompetence.


With singularity of purpose and steel will, he steered Great Britain through the darkest days of WWII.

I truly dread the 2012 presidential election.  I don’t see one individual in the potential field of Republican candidates that has anything of the statesman-like qualities of  England‘s “Lion.”

Where is our time’s Winston Churchill?

We face economic calamity of no less proportion than the disaster that was World War II.   Yet there is truly no POLITICAL voice sounding a clear, unmistakable alarm.   The closest is maybe Ron Paul, who has consistently warned us of the dangers of  the Fed, it’s loose money policy and our seemingly incoherent foreign policies.  Unfortunately, few take Ron Paul seriously.

Mostly, I see small men.  Men willing to go along to get along.  And, though I like Mrs. Palin and I don’t think she’s stupid or  “unqualified,”  next to Winnie, she’s well, just a girl.  No offense intended, Mrs. P.  That goes for a lot of the men too.

Winston knew politics, military strategy,  finance, you name it.   More importantly, he knew how to inspire his fellow citizens to dig deep WITHIN THEMSELVES  to pull the country together so as to withstand the looming darkness.  He had his faults, but he was awesome.  He was a great orator, but was not all rhetoric.

I fear that we will see, for decades to come, a political arena mired by small men  jockeying for control of the dwindling vestiges of America’s power.  Many, on the left of course, believe that the diminution of America’s preeminence is good and desirable.  Well, that’s just being fooled by the duality of all things.  There is no thing completely good or bad. Yet,   there is no denying that there has never been in the history of human kind a country that has been a greater force for the overall improvement of the human condition than the United States of America.

Winston believed in his beloved Brittania.    He believed that England, with all its warts, was in the main a force for good in the world.  He saw that greatness in America before we did.

For the first time in OUR HISTORY, we have a president that is more ashamed than proud of the country whose constitution he is sworn to defend.   He (Churchill)  might suggest that Barry go play with Neville, while the adults take care of business.  Unfortunately, I think he’d be the only adult in the room.

Our best days don’t have to be behind us.  But our current crop of leaders, especially those vying for the top most spot, haven’t convinced me that they agree.

Moran


E PLURIBUS UNUM

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Excerpted from The Blaze. com

Say 'What?"

A convenient talking point became the latest source of political fodder for President Barack Obama’s antagonists on Capitol Hill Monday. Members of Congress on Monday called on President Obama to issue a public correction after he incorrectly identified “E pluribus unum” as the official motto of the United States, supplanting the country’s real motto, “In God We Trust.”

The verbal gaffe happened in November as President Obama spoke at the University of Indonesia. In trying to spell out some similarities between the two countries, Obama compared national mottos.

“In the United States, our motto is ‘E pluribus unum’ — out of many, one,” he said, then compared it to the Indonesian motto, “Bhennika Tunggal Ika — unity in diversity.”

The official motto of the U.S. was established by law in 1956 as “In God We Trust.”

According to the Washington Times, members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus also remarked that President Obama has displayed “a pattern” of dropping references to God in his public addresses, previously leaving out references of the “Creator” in reciting men’s “endowed” rights spelled out in the Declaration of Independence.

“By misrepresenting things as foundational as the Declaration of Independence and our national motto, you are not only doing a disservice to the people you represent you are casting aside an integral part of American society,” the representatives wrote in a letter requesting the correction.

I don’t think this President has any real respect for the history and traditions of this great country.

Moran


This man demonstrates no humility. He admits what he did was wrong but, “He feels good.” He knows in his heart that he’ll be judged by his overall contribution and life. He claims to have not enriched (as though not paying lawful taxes enriches someone else) himself by his corrupt acts. Is that the only definition of corruption?

Look we all have the right to retain our dignity. However,a man of true humility and character would simply take his lumps, apologize for his misdeeds and THANK the COUNTRY for his opportunity to serve. How can the chairman of the WAYS AND MEANS committee, which sets tax policy for the rest of us, express anything OTHER than SHAME at failing to pay 17 YEARS of taxes HE IMPOSED on the rest of us.

And then these guys applaud him. Rangel seems to forget a non member of the “esteemed” body would have faced fines and possibly jail time for like violations.

Look, I don’t think Ol’ Charlie is the devil incarnate. I don’t even think he’s a truly awful human being. I do believe that at some point he began to see himself as something ABOVE a servant of the people. Therein lay the seed of his corruption and consequent fall. If I ever cheat on my taxes and caught, I hope to be censured by congress. I dont’ even care if they applaud.

Moran


Can someone please explain to me the liberal obsession with taxing the “rich?”

Our ballooning deficit is not due to runaway entitlements, the ongoing expense of two overseas conflicts, and general fiscal mismanagement. No, it’s because Bush gave tax cuts to the rich.

Now when a lib talks about giving a tax cut, his point of view makes “giving” the more important part of that concept. A tax cut is a GIFT. The recipient of the cut, particularly THE RICH, is not keeping his/her OWN money, but is instead receiving a kind of rebate from the Feds!

This is lunacy. The government is supposed to work for us, not the other way around, and that includes rich people.

The government governs with our consent, not the other way around. So, this whole mentality of the federal government never having to learn to do without, scale back, stop/curtail/reduce/restrict spending is amazing to me.

But here’s what really throws me, I saw a “MoveOn.org” ad where a supposedly high income woman exhorted Barak Obama to raise those taxes because “she doesn’t need the money!” Well, if that’s the case, I think I could figure a better way to spend it than send it down the black hole of the government well. If she really doesn’t need it, and she insists on rewarding waste and profligacy, I’m sure the Treasury would accept her check. Somehow, I’m sure she’s not writing that check. Which comes to the point. She really wants someone else to get taxed. And that sums up liberal think. It really is about taking SOMEONE ELSE’S money.

Here’s a little humorous ditty for your enjoyment.

Listen to Barney Frank‘s words and observe the attitude he has about taxing the rich! Amazing.

By the way, Barney, Keynes was no economic genius, he was a civil servant, a sometime tutor and an academe. Unless you’ve had to make your way in the give and take of a real market (and Keynes never did) you’re just a theorist. Some theories never work out in practice, no matter how pretty they sound.

Moran