Many Europeans and Americans are overcome by guilt for their nations' oppression of other nations and peoples. So what do they want to do about it? They want to oppress all those Europeans and Americans who don't feel any guilt (because they themselves had nothing to do with it). And they don't see the irony. It would be better if they just shot themselves in the head.
One of those unintended consequences? Several county and city government-run hospitals are shutting down or selling out to for-profit companies because of the coming impact of ObamaCare. Already barely staying afloat they are realizing they won't be able to afford the cost of the new requirements that ObamaCare will impose. This trend is expected to continue. There are about a thousand such hospitals across the country. The fed is taking over.
The Obama administration likes to talk about the number of jobs "created or saved" by the $814 billion dollar stimulus bill passed last year. With the economy still declining, that's like a deadbeat husband and father telling his wife and kids that they would be in a lot worse shape if they didn't have him. It's possible that both Obama and the deadbeat might be right, but we would all like to give something else a try.
As practiced today liberalism essentially means not believing in anything, except believing in not believing in anything. Conservatism means holding to a set of well-tested beliefs.
The issue is not whether the "progressives" are making progress, but what they are progressing toward.
Eugene Robinson wrote in the Washington Post on President Obama's Winning Streak. His next four columns could be on Lenin's winning streak, Stalin's winning streak, Hitler's winning streak and Mao's winning streak. He seems to overlook the fact that a win is usually accompanied by a loss. Winning might be everything to some but others consider the cost of winning. A real leader is in the latter group.
New article posted: Government is Friction
What if the government were in charge of providing our toothpaste? Would you have about 50 types and flavors to choose from? I don't really know why we need that many choices but companies wouldn't be making them if people weren't buying them. So, I don't think people would be satisfied with the maybe five choices the government would provide. But, like it or not, we're moving toward government run health care which will also result in limited choices.
When speaking to a room full of Muslims Obama said that he supported their right to build the Ground Zero Mosque and seemed to support their decision to exercise that right despite all the public opposition. In backing off that position the next day he essentially said that the backlash from his statement to the Muslims was because his words were just misunderstood. Again it is our fault, not his.
Mr President, we do have a failure to communicate here, but the responsibility for getting it right is yours, not ours. When you have something to communicate it's your job to say it so we can understand it. If you don't, you have failed. Take a note: We're not as dumb as you think we are.
Fox News is reporting that artificial meat grown in vats may eventually become an alternative to real meat. Have these scientists not heard of Spam? It's been around for about 70 years.
"There is a small segment of the left that simply hates America. There is no other way to describe it. These hard-core leftists do not respect America’s traditions or institutions, so they are comrades-in-arms with any force that seeks to undermine or insult those institutions and they rush to stand in opposition to anything that smacks of patriotism or national pride." --Joseph C. Phillips
The Obama Administration is moving quietly on another front to expand government's control of our lives. Under the "Great Outdoors Initiative" they are meeting with environmental groups to lay plans for acquiring millions of acres of both public and private land. Their intent is to essentially ban people from this land.
I'm beginning to think that I might be a racist. When I see a black person on one of the television news shows I presume that he or she is there to charge someone with racism.
When you consider that Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are the three most powerful people in our government, it's easy to understand why our country continues to decline. I acknowledge that the Bush Administration helped to set this up. But we picked the wrong people to put us back on the right track. We need to cut government spending in half very quickly if we are to survive.
Federal Judge Vaughn Walker said in overturning the gay marriage ban in California: "Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license." I don't know of any state or locality in this country that can lawfully deny a gay or lesbian a marriage license -- when they, like everyone else, are applying to marry a person of the opposite sex.
From an article on the planned construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in NYC: "New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has forcefully defended the project as a symbol of America’s religious tolerance." Fundamentalist Christians should launch a campaign to build a huge church next door to the mosque. Then we will see how devoted Bloomberg is to promoting religious tolerance.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proof that you don't have to be very bright to become a billionaire.
I heard President Obama using a driving analogy to tell us how we should vote in November. He said, "When you want to go forward you put the shift lever in 'D' and when you want to go backward you put it in 'R'. " I say the Republicans should pick up on that. When "forward" is nationalized health-care, government takeover of auto manufacturing, government takeover of the financial sector, and out-of-control spending, it is time that we put it in 'R' and back up a bit. I won't hesitate to choose reverse when forward will take me over a cliff.
Investor's Business Daily asks: Will Washington's Failures Lead To Second American Revolution?
President Obama on our mission in Afghanistan: "What we're looking to do is difficult, very difficult, but it's a fairly modest goal." That is, we're working very hard and sacrificing lives there to accomplish very little.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is considering granting a posthumous pardon to Billy the Kid. The only good that can come from this is that the time he spends on this is time he's not spending on something that can do real harm to his state. Richardson, like Al Gore and Joe Biden, seems to be constantly striving to enhance his reputation as a buffoon.
- Government is Friction
- We Have Too Many Experts
- Money is Not Wealth
- The Minimum Wage and Cotton Pickers
- Arizonans React to San Diego Boycott
- Let's Use Afghanistan as an Entitlement Testbed
- Socially Disadvantaged Farmer or Rancher
- Even Charity is Not Always a Good Thing
- Why Not Give Universal Footwear a Try?
- Supporters of New Health Care Acts Disingenuous
- Carson on Pentagon Refutes War Criticism
- anhinga on The Minimum Wage and Cotton Pickers
- Carson on The Minimum Wage and Cotton Pickers
- anhinga on The Minimum Wage and Cotton Pickers
- Carson on Arizonans React to San Diego Boycott
- anhinga, 31 July 2010
- Carson, 19 June 2010
- Liquid Egg Product, 18 June 2010
- Carson, 02 May 2010
- Liquid Egg Product, 01 May 2010
- Carnival of Climate Change
- Florida Cracker
- I Can Plainly See
- Ironic Surrealism
- Liquid Egg Product
- Ms Understood
- The Hatemongers Quarterly
- Truth, Lies and Character