Sunday, August 18, 2013
Saturday, October 23, 2010
It’s worse than that. Democrats aren’t just dateless dweebs clambering upon the Statue of Liberty carrying a wilted bouquet and trying to cop a feel. Theirs is a different kind of love story. Power, not politics, is what the Democrats love. Politics is merely a way to power’s heart. When politics is the technique of seduction, good looks are unnecessary, good morals are unneeded, and good sense is a positive liability. Thus Democrats are the perfect Lotharios. And politics comes with that reliable boost for pathetic egos, a weapon: legal monopoly on force. If persuasion fails to win the day, coercion is always an option.
This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. Power has been trapped, abused and exploited by Democrats. Go to the ballot box and put an end to this abusive relationship. And let’s not hear any nonsense about letting the Democrats off if they promise to get counseling.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Those who recorded him did indeed do stupid things. But, did they intend to hurt? Did they even know the harm they were caused? Sometimes people cause pain without meaning it. And Tyler Clementi’s pain was greater than any of us can fully imagine — at a particularly vulnerable time in his life. It’s never easy being a college freshman, starting in a new environment, concerned about fitting in, finding your place.
These two may not have intended to hurt the young man, merely sought to share in the sport of mockery, as if they were watching an actor portraying a human being rather than a human being himself. That said, as Sonic notes, they are going to have to live with his suicide on their consciences for their entire life. I believe it was Dostoyevsky who wrote about the real punishment they’re about to endure.
What really makes me wince is the amount of sympathy generated for the young man after his death. If only he had known how much good will there is out there for individuals in his situation, in a situation many of us once found ourselves.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
It's not going well....
I'm actually pretty good at this. But the new Denon receiver's book sux. And it has an antenna which will detect your speaker's locations and set the sound accordingly, which is again awesome.
But apparently my Rear Surround is blown out. So instead of just saying, we have set your speakers that we detected, it says, error and cancels.. I have to work on this....
The 50" Panasonic G25 comes on Tuesday. That will make this all cool
Cat enjoys new spaces. she couldn't get back there before.
So why did I get a PS3 instead of a basic blu-ray? It has so much more capabilities, game being the obvious one. I have 14 days to decide if I want to return it and just go straight blu ray. But until I get the receiver configured, I don't think I can properly understand the calabrinics. I made that word up.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Helen finds it Ironic that a Law that makes Illegals being arrested as Illegals may be Considered as Illegal by The Chosen One Obama
Arizona governor signs immigration law; foes promise fight
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer today signed into law an immigration bill that gives the state toughest law in the nation, making it a state crime to be in the country illegally and requiring local police to enforce federal immigration laws.
Brewer said she signed the bill in response to "the crisis the federal government has refused to fix.''
Look out Texas! They will head for our hills to avoid the arrests in Arizona! Flow flow flow over the borders. Poor, poor illegals for being caught for being illegal.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Depressing article if you believe it:
One of the dirty little secrets of Capitol Hill is that most politicians – even the ones the horserace-focused media depicts as irredeemably ideologically divided – actually have no coherent driving ideology. The secret is revealed only occasionally. If powerful oversight chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) hadn’t reconsidered his plans this week to call the CEOs of major companies into committee chambers for his version of Beltway blackmail, the American people might have had an opportunity to witness it being revealed.
Waxman originally called the hearing in a characteristic fit of pique. After more than nine months of labor, the House of Representatives had finally given birth to the gargantuan ogre of Obamacare. Yet before the Democratic leadership could finish tousling the hair of the prop children at their signing ceremonies, corporate America started following the law, in the most inconvenient manner possible: they reported to their investors and employees the effects the new legislation would have on their benefit plans.
In each case, the analysts employed by major companies like AT&T, Verizon Communications, Caterpillar, Deere & Co. and others did their job: they delivered reports detailing the ramifications – higher premiums, dropped drug coverage, and forcing their employees into taxpayer-funded plans – thanks to the new bill. Waxman, infuriated, demanded the CEOs of these troublesome companies turn over all internal communications about the predicted results, as if he thought they would reveal some devious Republican plot, instead of the simple mathematical calculations of the green eyeshades and the diligent efforts of company lawyers to ensure that the companies complied with federal disclosure laws.
The inconvenient truth for Waxman – something he would know if he weren’t a dogmatic partisan – is that he’s seeing a feature of Obamacare, not a bug. The ideological basis of the health reform package was never about lowering insurance premiums for the American people, increasing the quality of care, or decreasing the burden of health costs on corporate America. Quite the contrary; it was designed to advance a long-term agenda to cede massive authority to government, and to achieve a permanent social change in the path to prosperity. And, yes, to use increased costs to limit the options open to large corporations.
The aims of socialism are often misunderstood by most Americans, as the only socialist most know of is that harmless disheveled professor on the local campus. It’s a word which can hardly be considered insulting when an elected Senator of the Socialist party caucuses with the Democrats. While socialism is sold as a way to elevate the underclass, the actual result of its application isn’t to increase the prosperity of the poor – it’s a method of achieving permanent stratification by allowing the more productive members of society to pass any losses onto others.
The reason socialism fails, as my colleague Francis Cianfrocca describes it, is that it socializes losses, not gains. It is an application of the “too big to fail” policy across all levels of society – because the losers no longer face consequences for their mistakes, businessmen are happy to make more of them, morphing into the oligarchs of the Soviet era. The rich stay rich, the poor stay poor, and the classless society becomes one where the boundaries of class are nigh impossible to break.
President Obama has drawn many comparisons to Jimmy Carter and Woodrow Wilson, but his agenda is, in its all-encompassing approach, far more ambitious. As Josh Trevino has pointed out, where liberal projects once consisted of focused attacks on either end of the economic continuum – punitive taxes on the wealthy, union enabling, the minimum wage, and Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty – Obama’s agenda is designed to destroy the ability to transit from one end of the continuum to the other. Every new cushion, apparently designed to ease the pain of losses, means new barriers obstructing individual freedom of action and the expected rewards of risk-taking, resulting in an immovable class society.
What is unprecedented about this agenda is that it fundamentally alters the traditional pathways to prosperity in American life. Social mobility is a distinctive, near-unique feature of America throughout its history. But if you are going to achieve financial success in Obama’s America, you will do so by following the path of these CEOs: passing the costs of benefits onto the taxpayers, spreading the burden of your losses to others, and, ideally, selling something to the government – the customer who never stops buying.
This is our future, designed by the leftist philosophers who inform President Obama’s views, and shepherded into law by partisan politicians like Henry Waxman. Welcome to the new American way.