Since Feb 23, 1998
People ask, Why is there poverty in the world? Its a silly question. Poverty is the default human condition. It is the factory preset of this mortal coil. ― Jonah Goldberg
"When you blame others, you give up your power to change. " Robert Anthony
"You can evade reality, but you can't evade the consequences of evading reality." -- Ayn Rand
In a slum an exploiter is better than a Santa Claus An exploiter forces you to react, whereas a Santa Claus demobilizes you. Max Loeb
Margret Thatcher said, The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money."
The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken
Only government can take a valuable commodity like paper, add ink to it, and make it worthless. Milton Friedman.
"When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both." James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union
"The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus
"A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own." -
"Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus." -- Michael Crichton
As Winston Churchill once put it: Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Heres what C.S. Lewis said about people like Obama:
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
"What we see happening in France and across Europe are the devastating effects of the welfare state. We see a citizenry whose work ethic, morals, power of reason, and grasp on reality have been grievously damaged. They balk at hard work, yet they want to enjoy lives of plenty and ease. Their governments are bankrupt, but they still keep demanding benefits that are impossible to deliver. And while they refuse to engage in hard labor themselves, they see nothing wrong with living at someone else's expense." http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/the_curse_of_the_welfare_state.html The curse of the Welfare State. Vasko Kohlmayer
"These ideas," Don Boudreaux(George Mason University economist) says, "are almost exclusively about how other people should live their lives. These are ideas about how one group of people (the politically successful) should engineer everyone else's contracts, social relations, diets, habits, and even moral sentiments." Liberalism's ideas are "about replacing an unimaginably large multitude of diverse and competing ideas . . . with a relatively paltry set of 'Big Ideas' that are politically selected, centrally imposed, and enforced by government, not by the natural give, take and compromise of the everyday interactions of millions of people."
When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion. C.P. Snow
"Europeans have sacrificed the values and beliefs that ensure survival for comfort and pleasure, a trade-off that can end only in extinction." Bruce Thornton
"If some people had wings and others didn't, and the government wanted to enforce "fairness," soon no one would have wings. Because wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. Likewise, a government edict cannot make people smarter or more capable, but it can impede the growth of those with the potential. Wouldn't it be fair if, in the name of equality, we scar the beautiful, cripple the athletes, lobotomize the scientists, blind the artists, and sever the hands of the musicians? Why not?" Oleg Atbashian
Multiculturalism is a form of political and historical ignorance. Victor Davis Hanson
The elderly have ceased to be human beings and have been turned into a line item in the government budget. Freeper Palmetto Patriot Feb 14/11
Come what may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day. Macbeth
Milton Friedman called the minimum wage a monument to the power of superficial thinking.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. -Daniel Webster
"Never in the history of man have we had an object(smartphone) that simultaneously connects us to the world and makes unaware of our surroundings." - deadrock Oct9/13
"Affording 'rights' to those dedicated to ending your way of life(and life) is martyrdom." deadrock
Political correctness has neutralized fight and flight in the western world. - deadrock Aug 30/2014
To: Tailgunner Joe
If you like your plan, you can keep it. That is not a lie. However, it isn't
Oslamas fault that your insurance company cancels your plan. That is the fault of Big Insurance.
12 posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 10:32:00 PM by deadrock (I am someone else.)
I'm just stating what the King will be saying in his defense about keeping your insurance.
19 posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 10:52:02 PM by deadrock (I am someone else.)
THREE DAYS LATER, THE WHITE HOUSE LIES EVOLVE AS I PREDICTED:
Valerie Jarrett ✔ @vj44
FACT: Nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans.
7:07 PM - 28 Oct 2013