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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Getting Religion.....

Democrats, who's religion is a trusting faith in big government and activist anti-corporate activities have grabbed onto the 'green' revolution that has swept nihilist Europe.

So, Democrats want you to listen to them in their bleating to rise bikes more ofter, don't waste energy, pay much higher prices as conservation measures through huge carbon based tax increases and myriad of other intrusive government mandated activities.

However, despite bloviating messiahs like Al Gore, higher prices for fuel are driving many people to adopt and develop new technologies and operating methods without the heavy hand of government...
The air travel industry has taken a lot of heat for being slow to address its environmental impact, and some say parts of the eco-conference were just slick PR. But even some critics say the fact the industry is discussing environmental stewardship shows it's finally getting serious about the issue -- if only because doing so is in its best interest. "Climate change could mean fewer coastal vacation destinations, inaccessible airports and a general economic malaise that cuts travel spending," says Liz Barratt-Brown of the Natural Resources Defense Council. "Looked at in that context, you could argue that the aviation sector has the most to lose from global warming."
So, let the market determine what the best course is to take because if government determines this, it will inevitably cause a misallocation of resources that will invariable lead to bigger more difficult problems in the future.

Joke Of The Day....

Two families moved from Pakistan to the USA . When they arrived the two fathers made a bet - in a year's time whichever family had become more American would win.

A year later they met again. The first man said, "My son is playing baseball, I had McDonalds for breakfast and I'm on my way to pick up a case of Bud. How about you?"

The second man replied, "F**k you, towel head."

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

All Democrats Are Victims....

The Democrats, the party of victimization, has just gone through the perfect storm of victimization during their primary. It was inevitable that if Obama won, that Clinton supporters would claim sexism as the driving force behind her failure. If Clinton had prevailed, then Obama supporters would have claimed racism as the reason why Obama was unable to collect a majority of support.

However, it appears as if in the Democrats world of fine gradations of racism and sexism that sexism against a woman isn't as bad as racism against a nearly Black man. I know that racism against a white person is completely acceptable and codified in law through affirmative action programs where a person's skin color trumps ability for selection in certain circumstances. And I know what racism is from when I lived in Africa. White people were always charged more and constantly harassed on the streets by people begging for money and selling things. Similar to what happens to white people when walking through Tsim Tsa Tsui where one cannot walk for 5 minutes without being approached by a dozen touts selling substandard tailored clothes and crappy copy watches. Oh well, its just one of the small annoyances and a cost of living in this wonderful town of Hong Kong.

And now that we have entered this new world of competitive victimization. Who is the bigger victim? Similar slights to two different victim classes has a different value. How do these democrats keep track of this? Is there a victimization standards board where different slights are graded and then applied to different victim classes to figure out the value of these slights? I wonder if the Democrats think that there should be a cabinet level post, 'Secretary of Victimization.' More on competitive victimization here.

Monday, June 23, 2008

America's Image Overseas.....

For some reason, on phone calls and visits back home, many of my friends and relatives bemoan the falling image of the US overseas. The first thing I ask is to tell me what most recent trip that they have made outside the borders where they saw or heard or experienced this alarming revelation. Of course, none of them had actually been overseas but were parroting some liberal Democrats talking points on some 'news" show or debate. And I do make sure that I comment that since I live overseas, I have not experienced this and I do not think this 'dislike' exists at all.

I think that the image shift largely has been in the minds of liberal Democrats and those same people that are found in large numbers in the modern American media. Crybaby Democrats, I suppose, think that it is in our interests to be liked by people overseas. I find this thought stupid. Its like saying that what is important for New York Yankee baseball players is that the players on the other teams 'like' them. It is kind-of like Catch-22 when Colonel Cathcart and Colonel Korn offered Yossarian out of the Army Airforce and all they ask is for Yossarian to 'like us.'

I think that there are 2 things to consider:
1. Is it true that other people 'don't like us.'
2. Is it important to be liked?
I read here, what I have observed here in Asia, that people may not be as hostile as the crybaby Democrats claim....
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs reported that "the United States is still highly regarded in all five of the key areas of soft power addressed in this survey: economics, culture, human capital, diplomacy, and politics." Soft power means using non-military measures to influence other nations.

The Chicago Council, which is considered to reflect Midwestern common sense, added: "Whether this influence is a product of U.S. foreign policy or exists in spite of it, it is clear that the United States has a very strong foundation on which to build future policy in the region."
Doesn't seem as if we have an image problem is Asia. So, what is the problem? When I lived in Africa, it was before and at the very beginning of Bush Administration. I was not overly impressed with the Africans political thoughts and some did not like Americans very much (But they like Europeans, particularly the French even less). But I think that that their opinions on the US were largely due to their close physical connection with Europe and the influence that opinions and media had from the continent on Africans.

I remember some yapping African trying to tell me that the USA had implemented a secret sterilization program in Cameroon and that everyone in Cameroon knew about this (If it was a secret, then how did everyone know about this? I suppose it was a secret to everyone else in the world except the brilliant Cameroonians). I asked how did the US implement this program? Did some secret American secretly sterilize Cameroonians without them even noticing? He said that it was implemented through the WHO. The WHO is a division of the United Nations that is not 'controlled' by the USA. The UN is controlled by a coterie of idiotic bureaucrats from around the globe. So, I asked, "How did the US slip this through and passed this by all of the extremely intelligent Africans and Europeans that were also in the WHO?" No answer except the droning on by this highly educated engineer about how everyone knew that the US was behind this sterilization program (The Africans also thought that the US executed 9/11 in order to have an excuse to invade Afghanistan so that we could take over the building of some supposed $20 billion pipeline being built through there). Then I asked him "Why would the US even care one iota about the reproductive capabilities of Cameroonians?" People in Africa and having more or fewer of them does not impact the interests of the USA one little bit. This, comment, of course elicited no response at all.

The reason I write about this little vignette above, is that the US should not concern itself when opinions are just idiotic. Who cares what these clowns think anyway when their opinions are based in ridiculous fantasy anyway?

So, maybe the crybaby Democrats are concerned about the opinions of Europeans? I suppose since they look to the Europeans and their social progressive and economic policies to formulate their own policies for the US. But Europeans have always disliked Americans. They do not like that we do not follow their 'more enlightened model' for life. They resent our positive outlook and what we can achieve. For me, European nihilism is not for me, and I do not think that this Godless, nothing is clearly right or wrong approach to life is understood or acceptable to the average American.

Or maybe the crybaby Democrats think that we should be liked by Arabs? I think that not being liked by Arabs is badge of honor and something that we should be proud of. Who wants to be liked by crazy Muslim fanatics? What do we have to be like in order to be loved by crazy fanatical frothing at the mouth Muslims?

Or maybe crybaby Democrats think that we need to be loved by despots like Mugabe from Zimbabwe or any other dictator. And what do we need to do to loved by these dictators and despots?

So, in conclusion:
1. I do not think that the crybaby Democrat's claims that the world doesn't like us are not founded in reality.
2. That it is not important to be liked by the rest of the world. If they do not like us, than that is their problem not ours.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quote Of The Day....

"every Muslim, the minute he can start differentiating, carries hate toward Americans, Jew, and Christians".
- Osama bin Laden

Friday, June 13, 2008

Life Expectancy Surpasses 78 Years In The US....

It appears to me that the rising life expectancy in the US simply means that people are living longer. So, what does that mean? It means to me:

1. That on average, people are living healthier lives.
2. That on average, healthcare in the US is pretty good.
3. That on average, healthcare access is pretty good.
4. This statistic does not drive me to think that we need to socialize healthcare.
5. Heathcare in the US is not in a crisis.

But the Democrats want to control healthcare, they want to control access to it, they want to choose for you what care you receive, they want to control who you go to to gain care, they want to control what is paid for the service, they want to control what procedures are offered, etc.

I know that if the Democrats socialize healthcare, that when I get old, I will die in a cockroach infested government healthcare facility gaining mediocre service since that is what is best for me and its fair. Ha ha. I think that I am starting to hate Democrats.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hello? Hello?

Damn phones don't work here.

Quote Of The Day....

A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.
-Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Most interesting Animation....

MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Must have been a ton of work.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Early Democrat....

An early fossil of a Democrat was discovered recently, it was obvious why archaeologists knew immediately why this is a Democrat.

Maybe, just maybe, it is because the skeleton has its head in its ass? Typical Democrat position.

I Could Be A Democrat....

I could be a Democrat if you
1. cut my head off like a Islamic fanatic since I think that I deserve it due to my past support of Israel,
2. squeeze my head in a vice and all the nickles trickle out of my head and I capitulate and pay the taxes that I think that I deserve should be foist upon me since 'it is fair,'
3. run me and my fellow citizens away from every challenge that exists in the world today while apologizing constantly to every worthless European that looks at me for being an American,
4. put my dying body in a cockroach infested government run clinic (what we will have 20 years from now) and you want me to pretend that is serving my best interests because its for my own good, but that is ok since I am dying soon anyway,
5. make me have a carbon footprint through Rube Goldberg contortions that resembles single cell life in stinking puddles so that we can please our European overlords and this green soup life is actually what I think that I deserve.

Democrats are dopes.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Winners.....

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

Quote Of The Day......

“I was successful but I was intimidated by Paris,” Banks said. “It was too beautiful. It was too much for my mass-American self. Even to this day, and this is sad, I am too mass-American for Europe. We were in Rome for ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and I said to my v.p. at Bankable: ‘Look at this gorgeous architecture! But if there was a Wendy’s and a Wal-Mart right in the middle of it — bam! It would be even more gorgeous.’
Tyra Banks, from an article in the New York Times.

Yea, you have gotta love Americans and everything that we stand for. Rome is only a bunch of old buildings that would be improved with a Wal-mart and a Wendy's in the middle of all of it. Its so true and such a beautiful statement.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

New Solution To Homelessness....

And of course, its the Japanese. Have some extra room in your closet? If you do, then think about the homeless. But sometimes there can be scary monsters in those closets. But read it here.