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Archive for July, 2011

Hiatus

I will be off-line for at least a week and probably longer.  I am sure that the clowns in Washington will still be cutting up when I get back (assuming I come back and that the sheeple have not finally had enough!)

Until then, I will leave you with this

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Michael Ramirez’s cartoon today reduces the whole big dust up to a single panel:

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Liberals are liars.  Here’s an example form John Hayward

Liberals often embarrass themselves when they try to compare government to a business.  It’s heartbreaking.  Here’s a primer listing some of the most important ways in which government differs from free-market business entities.

Patronizing a business is voluntary.
  A business increases its revenue by persuading more customers to voluntarily purchase its products.  It can also try raising its prices, at the risk of prompting customers to choose a different provider for their needs.  On the other hand, “patronizing” the federal government is compulsory, unless you’re willing to renounce your American citizenship and move to a different country.  The government “raises its prices” at gunpoint.

Businesses must earn a profit.
  A free-market entity exists to turn a profit.  All other considerations are secondary to this goal, although many other considerations are deeply linked with it.  Many business owners have personal motivations beyond the profit motive, but if profit is not made, eventually the business will fold.   On the other hand, government grows through failure.  Any government agency that spends less than its budget would see its budget reduced.

Businesses must obey the law.
  Private sector corporations exist within a framework of laws, which they must obey.  They face serious penalties, and perhaps dissolution, if they break the law.  Government, on the other hand, makes the law, and violates inconvenient laws on a regular basis.

A business must remain solvent.
  Business entities borrow money all the time.  Some of them carry large amounts of debt.  However, they must demonstrate a basic ability to cover their liabilities and repay their debts, or they will soon run out of willing lenders and investors.  In contrast, the federal government has run up staggering levels of debt that can never be repaid… and now uses its very insolvency to demand even more debt.

I forwarded just about all because it is so “right on.”  Alas, it’t not just the Left-wing that thinks this way.  Enough “establishment” republics do that reform is near impossible.

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But they can ban your nuts.

Seen any walnuts in your medicine cabinet lately? According to the Food and Drug Administration, that is precisely where you should find them. Because Diamond Foods made truthful claims about the health benefits of consuming walnuts that the FDA didn’t approve, it sent the company a letter declaring, “Your walnut products are drugs” — and “new drugs” at that — and, therefore, “they may not legally be marketed … in the United States without an approved new drug application.” The agency even threatened Diamond with “seizure” if it failed to comply

More and more I think the whole Federal Government is unnecessary.

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Is Your IRA Safe?

Marty Pelerin doesn’t think so.

Those who believe our government is too honorable to raid private retirement accounts had better wake up!  The seriously dangerous and wounded animal we know as government is fighting for its survival.  It will do anything short of dying, reducing spending, or revealing itself as the Ponzi scheme it truly is.

Your notions of integrity, law, and morality do not apply to this animal.  The biggest, meanest man in town is trying to escape death and will use whatever means possible.  Rightly or wrongly, he believes you are his antidote and he is going after whatever he can get.

I keep wondering where the breaking point is?  Is there a point where the common person will break out the pitchforks and light a fire under the tar?  Is there a point where the common man will march on Washington and shut the place down?

Look, I don’t believe that I will ever get anything out of my social security “contributions.”   It’s never been a “contribution” and has been treated as a piggy bank for every spend-happy Congress-critter the last 40 years.  But my IRAs are mine.  I saved that money.  I put it aside. for my retirement, not so some welfare queen can have a big screen TV or that someone can get a free house that I paid for.  (You have to at least marry me to get the free house out of me).

Now I see that there is talk about raiding my IRA?  Maybe that will be the time to actually take up arms and revolt.  I hope the sheeple will listen.

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Scary

Would Obama try a junta if he loses in 2012?  If La Raza has anything to say about it, he sure would.

With a nod toward the deadlocked debt talks, he added: “Some want me to bypass Congress and change laws on my own.”

The audience began chanting “Yes, you can!” a play off the president’s 2008 campaign slogan.

Ok, let’s analyze this.  First, we have Obama coyly suggesting that he can change laws on his own.  Well, he has.   By telling his enforcement goons which laws to enforce and which to ignore (not to mention where to make up rules as they go), he has assumed the power the the legislature.

Second, the audience clearly believes Hussein Obama should make his own laws and to hell with the Constitution.

If that does not scare you, then you are a serious threat to the gene pool. I have visions of hordes of brainwashed zombies stomping while chanting O-BA-MA, O-BA-MA. O-BA-MA.

 

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Megan McArdle has her dander up:

If I were feeling uncharitable, I might argue that Obama seems to be willing to lower the chances of getting a deal, as long as he raises the chances that the other guys get the blame.  And frankly, I’m not feeling very charitable right now.

I don’t feel charitable either.  In fact, I feel down right malicious.   “The WON” doesn’t give a spit about whether we have jobs, or whether we lose our AAA rating.  It’s all about getting re-elected and whatever will cause the sheeple to stampade to vote for HopeyChangey, well, that’s what we gotta have.

 

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