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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-

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Review and Outlook: Contempt for Hong Kong Law - WSJ.com

Interesting insight....
Since the 1997 handover, Hong Kong's government has suffered from weak leadership and lack of public support, and Mr. Tsang and his masters in Beijing are clearly frustrated at this situation. But by lashing out at those who stymie them, they are in danger of eroding the local culture of respect for the rule of law. Once lost, it will be hard to restore.

One of China's former Politburo members, Li Ruihuan, once expressed this best with a parable. An old clay teapot was particularly prized because it had absorbed the flavor of the tea and so made each brew taste better. An ignorant old woman trying to sell the teapot scoured out the inside, destroying most of its value. To preserve Hong Kong's prosperity, Mr. Li was suggesting, its leaders must look beyond the skyscrapers and respect the system that makes it unique.
Li is a hero. The concept of rule of law is of utmost importance to the liberty that people enjoy here. Those that wish progress directed by self-interested government officials should be held in check by the rul of law that implies that sometimes their monumental projects will delayed or eliminated.

Review and Outlook: Contempt for Hong Kong Law - WSJ.com

Thought of the day....

Antiwar screed for Memorial day.....
Our descendents will surely look back on this time and wonder how we could have been so foolish– to let these people rob our freedoms; destroy our economies; kill foreigners on their home soil; and shower themselves with Peace Prize medals… all while keeping society quietly subdued with games, tricks, and bombastic patriotism.

They tell us to wave the flag, to buy yellow ribbon bumper stickers, and to remember the fallen on days like today. Truthfully, though, the memories of the fallen would be much better honored if the government quit making more of them… and stopped destroying the freedom that they supposedly died to defend.

-Simon Black of Sovereign Man-
From here.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hoenig Urges Fed to Raise Interest Rates - Bloomberg

“If we want to be a great nation, continue to be a great nation, then we do have to address our fiscal challenges,” Hoenig said in the CNN interview, according to an advance transcript of his remarks.
At issue is not just fiscal challenges but incentives for people to work and save. The US government through it monstrous wisdom, has embarked on policy that will eventually destroy the old America of thrift, self reliance and hard work. Continuously driving the nation to consume more-and-more at the expense of savings, the nation will create a population of people that can barely survive and will have to be supported by transfer payments since savings is discouraged by both central government policy and by the Central Bank. The leviathan is growing and its time to take the nation back.

Hoenig Urges Fed to Raise Interest Rates - Bloomberg

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Carter: Economic Stagnation Explained, at 30,000 Feet - Bloomberg

Thought of the day....
Recessions have complex causes, but, as the man on the aisle reminded me, we do nothing to make things better when the companies on which we rely see Washington as adversary rather than partner.

Carter: Economic Stagnation Explained, at 30,000 Feet - Bloomberg

Friday, May 27, 2011

The feckless Obamessiah calls for Israel to return to 1967 borders.....

Consider this following presentation on Israel's borders....

The disgraceful actions of our current President with respect to Israel is mystifying. The Obamessiah is proving over-and-over that he is just not able to be a serious participant in international affairs. Who could possibly expect more from a person that had no executive or business experience what-so-ever prior to be elected as President. Ah, 'so what' some may say. OK, then anyone can be President, good to know. Alrighty, I look forward to the upcoming Palin Presidency. But the question stands as to what drives this nation now to throw the most solid of allies that we have in that part of the world under the bus? It could be that this man is incapable of viewing the world realistically outside of coddled world of academia, its the issue of a theoretical world vs. the realist world Or maybe this is the world in which no White folks are allowed to argue or confront a Black man and so this person has never engaged in real world confrontations where there are winners and losers. So his silly and juvenile thinking has never had to defend itself in past experiences. But I think that it is both of these and other more insidious problems as explained below.

But getting back to Israel, what is with this hard left and Black folks hostility to Jews? Consider this: the current President spent 20 years in a church whose central theology is the Marxist Black Liberation Theology whose basic tenants seem to be racist and hateful in its foundational principles. BLT to be properly understood is defined by Black theological thinker James Cone...
Cone says black theology is the religious counterpart of black power. "Black Theology is the theological arm of Black Power, and Black Power is the political arm of Black Theology." And, "while Black Power focuses on the political, social, and economic condition of black people, Black Theology puts black identity in a theological context."

We gain insights about what Cone means by "black theology" and "black power" by understanding what blackness means in his theology. Cone notes two aspects of blackness: the physiological and ontological. In the first sense, "black" indicates a physiological trait. It refers to "a particular black-skinned people in America."
One can understand the necessity for a group to create their own defensible boundaries within Christianity since it is Christianity that did not protect and so slow to defend this very same racial group during their most neediest of time's during the crime of American slavery. Cone's backlash against whites and white Christianity is summarize as such...
"whiteness" in Cone's thought symbolizes the ethnocentric activity of "madmen sick with their own self-concept" and thus blind to that which ails them and oppresses others. Whiteness symbolizes sickness and oppression. White theology is therefore viewed as a theological extension of that sickness and oppression.
White is sickness? Well then, I am sick! But the enslaved bodies whose souls are liberated through Christ was a uniquely Black experience. The people had to rely solely upon grace during their miserable lives. However, Cone also unfortunately takes God's grace, takes further steps beyond grace, leaves violence as a solution against whites and leaves open limits to this violence....
"emancipation of black people from white oppression by whatever means black people deem necessary."
Cone is not unlike Dietrich Bonhoeffer whose vocal opposition to persecution of Jews in pre-war Nazi Germany felt compelled to address a dilemma between Christian pacifism and the desire/need to eliminate Hitler. This Christian theologian participated in a plot to kill Hitler and was eventually arrested and executed for assisting Jews to escape deadly Germany. However, Cone is severely limited to the similarity with Bonhoeffer since he leaves open the use of violence to the individual and it does not appear to be as agonizing or well considered necessity as it is with Bonhoeffer. Influencing Bonhoeffer, Christian theologian Karl Barth considered pacifism as the rule of the Christian life. The Kingdom of God stands over and against all human pretensions to power and control by force. However, but Barth also considers God's speaking words to us in "an exceptional case" in which we can consider pacifism as no longer a proper and righteous path. (more on Bonhoeffer, here) However, this 'exceptional case' is nowhere near Cone's philosophical thinking sphere. Additionally, Cone and adherents of Black Liberation Theology appear to lazily lump all Whites into one pile and addresses all with hostility. BLT appears to have transformed itself into a fully racist philosophy. Their loss and I think that Cone walks on exceptionally flimsy thinking here.

However, where does throwing Israel under the bus come in? Think about this.....
Islam and BLT are theologies that have a political goal of making all politics submit to their demands. Submission is the political goal.
From here. There are many similarities between BLT and Islam....
Islam and BLT are both based upon the principle of duality. The Koran divides up humanity into Muslims and the kafirs (unbelievers).

BLT has a god that divides humanity into blacks and whites. But the duality is not the division, but a complete separation that is ethical, political, cultural and religious. The believer has nothing in common with the kafir/white. Allah loves the Muslim and a black god loves the blacks.

Allah preaches violence against the kafirs and helps Muslims to kill them. The Koran says that cruelty and hatred of the kafir is a sacred duty for Muslims.

BLT does not preach violence against whites, but excuses and justifies it. BLT also justifies black crime as a legal way for oppressed blacks to strike back at the white oppressors.
Excusing violence accepts it. Theologically, Cone acceptance of violence allows for promoting this kind of intervention that is based purely on skin color.

But I think that this President sees himself as more than just an adherent of BLT but also as a Muslim since his father was a Muslim, Muslims think that he is a Muslim. Muslims are unabashedly haters of Jews. The Islamic equivalent of BLT is the Nation of Islam so let us consider the statement below....
“Israel don’t represent Jews. Israel represents the whole white race.”

-Louis Farrakkan in a Speech in Atlanta, 6/26/10-
Alll of this is just too close for comfort. In summary, I do not view BLT as a Christian philosophy but as a political movement. It serves no purpose within the confines of God's grace and love. Once we recognize that these sickening political philosophies should be relegated to the cults status that they sorely deserve, we will not be able to move forward.

Israel is unfortunately a victim of these sickening philosophies so we must support our Israeli friends even more.

YouTube - outstanding Explanation: Why Israel mustn't withdraw to its pre '67 borders line - Please Share

Government Decisions Fueled 2008 Food Crisis, FAO’s Ghanem Says - Bloomberg

I remember this when rice prices in Hong Kong rose quickly and there were shortages and hoarding. Governments do not always implement economic decisions to benefit the greater good sometimes they do it for other political reasons. One of the problems associated with government interventions in markets, is that it misallocates resources and creates winner and losers different than the market participants originally anticipated. When Thailand, the top exporter of rice in the world, banned exports, it created large economic dislocations not only within the region but also within Thailand itself. There were shortages in the region of rice due to the shock of reducing supplies so prices naturally increased. Inside of Thailand, I imagine the reverse happened. Large supplies of rice had to be held and consumed internally. Thailand produces 31 million metric tons annually but only consumes 10 million metric tons. So, imagine the collapse in prices that took place affecting the farmers and the rice traders that typically export that now had no place to go with the product.

This kind of non-economic intervention happens all the time by feckless governments. The US government intervenes in markets constantly with benefits accruing to some and costs accruing to others.

Government Decisions Fueled 2008 Food Crisis, FAO’s Ghanem Says - Bloomberg

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quote of the day.....

I put my faith in people not in the crude machinations of blundering governments

-Milton J. Madison, August 2008-

Pajamas Media » The Business of Poverty: Obscene Salaries Dominate at Int’l Development Banks

I used to work at one of these multilateral development banks. I think that they do more damage than good, on balance. They are just ways for the wealthy to allay their own guilt of being successful when others around the world are suffering but are neither designed nor equipped to do the good that they should be doing. Also, these institutions allow the wealthy's children to have interesting experiences as young people in far away places. See here.

Pajamas Media » The Business of Poverty: Obscene Salaries Dominate at Int’l Development Banks

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Of course, the American government is saving us all from a potentially deadly rabit attack....

What would we do without the US government?

Monday, May 23, 2011

USDA fines family four million dollars for selling bunny rabbits

The leviathan in the US, called the United States government is hell bent on ruining people's lives and destroying any semblance of self reliance that still exists in the nation. This story, about a family that raised rabbits as a hobby and sold them to teach their children about the value of hard work and responsibility are now learning these attributes are not those that are valued by the nation's government that desires to get people to be rely completely on government and acquiesce to the leviathan.

Don't work hard, don't teach your children values of hard work and self reliance since the leviathan will come down hard on its citizens that do not kowtow to the ultimate controlling power. Its a sad state of affairs and one that the Amrican people should not and probably will not tolerate much longer. Time to take the nation back from the slime that is running it now.

USDA fines family four million dollars for selling bunny rabbits

I, Obama: The President and the personal pronoun | Recruiting & Job Search, New York City Start-up blog by Marc Cenedella

The Presidency, its all about me as far as the I's are concerned.

I, Obama: The President and the personal pronoun | Recruiting & Job Search, New York City Start-up blog by Marc Cenedella

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Feds Moving EV Tax Credits To “Cash For Clunkers” Model | The Truth About Cars

Take a ill-conceived and frankly stupid government program and use this model for more stupid ill-conceived misallocation of the people's resources. This idiotic central government is so lost as to what their real function should be, the only practical solution is to eliminate it and start all over.

Feds Moving EV Tax Credits To “Cash For Clunkers” Model | The Truth About Cars

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Islam Needs Reformists, Not 'Moderates' - WSJ.com

400 years ago there was a reformation in Christianity. This was necessary as religion in Europe was being used as club and political tool to neuter and eliminate opponents and led to coarseness and in the worse case, death, in dealings with those that were not of the same beliefs. People were being cleansed from societies based purely on simplistic and minor differences in religious beliefs. 17th century philosopher Locke, wrote on religious tolerance, not respect or acceptance, but simple tolerance for others in their beliefs. His 3 principles can be summarized as follows in a way that I think about them:
1. Interference in religious beliefs, since it is personal and inward looking human aspect is not a legitimate state power
2. State religious interference can have a lasting and destructive unintended consequences on future generations (It may seen like a great idea today but I see it as creating violent future generations that use violence to keep others in line without even knowing why)
3. State interference in religion across different states creates narrow single state religions where they are different from each other despite the belief systems being nominally similar and this will create a brittle internal society that eventually will have problems with the other similar but different states.
This is exactly what has happened in Islam. It has created brittle societies where the populace no longer thinks for themselves, is not embracing their religion as an inward looking relationship with God and has increased intolerance not only for other religions but also for their own as people feel compelled to force or conform to the state dogma onto themselves or others in their group no matter how costly. We have seen the rise of violent factions in these groups as these people rebel against states and/or less radical people within their own groups and do so since they think that they have nothing to lose by being intolerant and radical.

So, is there such a thing as a moderate Muslim? I argue that there is not. Moderates by their mere existence actually provide cover to the radicals. People can claim 'we do not believe what they believe' but in actuality, they do believe in the same exact dogma that these people are using to justify their violence. Current Islam, even those considered moderate, have become totally intolerant of others and is based on medieval social structure where survival depended upon a simplistic singular vision that supported this dogma. Ask a typical 'moderate' Muslim their opinion on Israel and you will quickly get an impression that they are not moderate at all. These kinds of attitudes and beliefs may have had a place in the harsh world of the Middle East 1000 years ago but it has no place in today's world where technology is able to feed the people and modern medicine can keep them alive. However, despite these changes, violent and brittle societal practices have continued till today....
It is time for those who love liberal democracy to join hands with Islam's reformists. Here is a clue to who's who: Moderate Muslims denounce violence committed in the name of Islam but insist that religion has nothing to do with it; reformist Muslims, by contrast, not only deplore Islamist violence but admit that our religion is used to incite it.
Islam needs to recognize that they are violent and seek to eliminate it from their lives. Until they reach this point, they will continue to be an uncivilized people.

Islam Needs Reformists, Not 'Moderates' - WSJ.com

Quip of the day.....

“Actually, I am part of the constitutional, free market, individual liberty circuit,” Limbaugh said

"Greed is Good" by the Leeman Brothaz

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

15 Ten-Second Health Tips!

My favorite is number 4. Who would have though this??? 4. Use the Bathroom Stall Nearest to the Door it has the fewest germs and the most toilet paper, because everyone walks past it.

15 Ten-Second Health Tips!

Cleveland Rocks « threedonia.com

Grover Cleveland at his 1893 inauguration....
The lessons of paternalism ought to be unlearned and the better lesson taught that while the people should patriotically and cheerfully support their Government its functions do not include the support of the people.

The acceptance of this principle leads to a refusal of bounties and subsidies, which burden the labor and thrift of a portion of our citizens to aid ill-advised or languishing enterprises in which they have no concern. It leads also to a challenge of wild and reckless pension expenditure, which overleaps the bounds of grateful recognition of patriotic service and prostitutes to vicious uses the people’s prompt and generous impulse to aid those disabled in their country’s defense.

Every thoughtful American must realize the importance of checking at its beginning any tendency in public or private station to regard frugality and economy as virtues which we may safely outgrow. The toleration of this idea results in the waste of the people’s money by their chosen servants and encourages prodigality and extravagance in the home life of our countrymen.

Under our scheme of government the waste of public money is a crime against the citizen, and the contempt of our people for economy and frugality in their personal affairs deplorably saps the strength and sturdiness of our national character.
True over a century ago and true now.

The financial panic of 1893 was a cathartic experience for the nation. However, the economy recovered and why did it recover? Because true capitalism has mechanism to allow for adjustments. Now, we no longer have true capitalism. It is corporatism supported by government. Its a recipe for disaster but capitalism will eventually win. It will effect the adjustment but this will prove to be extraordinarily painful. But true fundamental, not a fake economy as created by government intervention will remove the cancer that infects it and that is government and its evil interference.

Cleveland Rocks « threedonia.com

Monday, May 16, 2011

My rant for the day.....

A well functioning marketplace has so many prices, participants, innovations and even bankruptcies that no single entity could possibly comprehend it and effectively intervene. And keep in mind that almost every intervention in marketplaces by governments is just a transfer of wealth that benefits one over another. And although one can claim to be able to measure the immediate impact (I challenge even this assertion), there is no way one can measure the intermediate or longer term interventions that may, in-fact have the exact opposite consequences of the original intended intervention. The thought that governments can intervene effectively and efficiently is a modern opiate that have lulled people into thinking that governments are capable of these things and this has created arrogant bureaucrats that have come to think that intervening in markets is their mandate. If intervention in market places created value and wealth for a nation, then the Soviet Union prior to 1989, North Korea, China in the 1950's and East Germany prior to 1989 would have been economic powerhouses. But clearly they were not.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Geithner Says Default Damage May Be ‘Irrevocable’ - Bloomberg

This is nonsense and only serves to allow Democrats to keep hiding from their responsibilities. Under the current interventionist system of US government, it will only be a matter of time before the USA defaults on its obligations. The Democrats, who refused to present a budget last year or have allowed the feckless Obamessiah to kick the can down the road with his completely worthless budget have steered the nation towards driving it off of a cliff. Either take a little pain now or it will be much much worse very very soon afterwards.

Geithner Says Default Damage May Be ‘Irrevocable’ - Bloomberg

A pattern of HUD projects stalled or abandoned - The Washington Post

And some of you want to trust your healthcare to these clowns? What is going on? Americans are taking some kind of drug that turns them in economic morons? Or is this nonsense just an indicator of what we have in store under the new socialist America where government sucks the nation dry?

A pattern of HUD projects stalled or abandoned - The Washington Post

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Revenge suicide hits kill 82 in Charsadda | Pakistan | News | Newspaper | Daily | English | Online

Sensible Muslims....
Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility in a statement shortly after the bombings, saying the attack was in revenge for the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden on May 2.
So, these clowns blow up a bunch of Muslims in revenge for an American invasion into Pakistan that killed the great Muslim coward Osama bin Laden. I am just not sure that I understand this logic.

Revenge suicide hits kill 82 in Charsadda | Pakistan | News | Newspaper | Daily | English | Online

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

YouTube - Gas Price Hypocrisy

Liberals,"Let them eat cake."


This is a typical leftist liberal argument against allowing economic liberty for its citizens. I remember having a 'discussion' with a liberal where I argued that banking regulations (banking is one the most regulated businesses on the planet) have had very little effect on the performance or safety of the banking system and that maybe no regulations at all would give people a greater interest in ensuring that their banking assets are safe. There are many arguments that I have made on this blog supporting this argument. So, what does the leftist liberal say to me regarding my argument to completely deregulate the banking system? He says 'so you think that murder should be legal too?' So here is what is being conflated; the socialist liberal confuses economic liberty with the true functions of government. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are natural rights that government is charged with protecting. In no way does it make sense to allow wanton murder of one citizen against another. This is whare government is supposed to do. It is one of the limited functions of government. So, like in Somalia above, Libertarianism is not anarchy but a world in government has its role and it carries out its important roles. The other functions is not their business.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

'Tacky and Undignified': Judge Files Complaint against Merkel over Bin Laden Comments - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Europeans falling all over each other trying to prove how truly dopey and worthless they have become.....
The political and public fallout following Chancellor Angela Merkel's statement on Monday that she was "glad" Osama bin Laden had been killed was among the most hotly debated topics in the German media this week.

Politicians, including those within her own center-right coalition, said that no death was cause for celebration, and reproved the remark as un-Christian and vengeful.

But Hamburg judge Heinz Uthmann went even further. He alleges that the chancellor's statement was nothing short of illegal, and filed a criminal complaint against Merkel midweek, the daily Hamburger Morgenpost reported Friday.
What a bunch of worthless clowns. I think that we Americans, in unison, should give a big American "YYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HHHHHAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!" to celebrate the demise of this terrorist. But the Ubermenschs in Europe, somehow thinking that they are superior to us since they remain dour in the face of achieving something that they would never even deign to try to achieve, are proving that nihilism is just an everyday part of their meaningless lives.
The term nihilism is sometimes used in association with anomie to explain the general mood of despair at a perceived pointlessness of existence that one may develop upon realizing there are no necessary norms, rules,or laws.
The most egregious thought in the above piece is that these nihilists that claim that being glad that Osama bin Laden is is dead, that somehow "the remark as un-Christian and vengeful" is just a problematic comment. We know that.....
According to a survey among German youths (aged between 12 and 24) in the year 2006, 30 % of German youths believe in a personal god, 19 % believe in some kind of supernatural power, 23 % share agnostic views and 28 % are atheists.
Christianity is just no longer an important part of German life. Like Nietzsche argued that God is dead.....
God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
—Nietzsche, The Gay Science, Section 125, tr. Walter Kaufmann
But as Nietzsche argues, it is we that killed God. As these "thoughtful" Europeans that decry celebrations of the killing of a madman killer terrorist like OBL, they themselves have the blood on their hands for the elimination of God and Christianity in their worthless existence. This nonsense is just a symptom of the disease of socialism. Socialist states move away from Christianity towards belief in the State and a nihilistic attitude towards religion, Germany in its modern state represent a rejection of theism and the belief in God is a minority faith. So to claim that it is unchristian is absurd since Germany no longer follows Christian thought.

All of these problems with dour Germans started in 1939 when the movie The Wizard of Oz came out an the Munchkins were celebrating that the wicked witch was dead....

Of course this movie completely irritated the Germans who then went on to kill 10's of millions of people in retribution for this indecent celebration.

Munchkins: Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!

Mayor: As Mayor of the Munchkin City, In the County of the Land of Oz, I welcome you most regally.

Barrister: But we've got to verify it legally, to see

Mayor: To see?

Barrister: If she

Mayor: If she?

Barrister: Is morally, ethic'lly

Father No.1: Spiritually, physically

Father No. 2: Positively, absolutely

Munchkins: Undeniably and reliably Dead

As Coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her.
And she's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead.

Mayor: Then this is a day of Independence For all the Munchkins and their descendants

Barrister: If any.

Mayor: Yes, let the joyous news be spread The wicked Old Witch at last id dead!

'Tacky and Undignified': Judge Files Complaint against Merkel over Bin Laden Comments - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Friday, May 06, 2011

Why Bin Laden Lost - BusinessWeek

Thought of the day.....
The United States has no purpose. That is perhaps its greatest achievement. America's founding document, its Declaration of Independence, allows that a state exists only to secure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

That's it. There's a curious lack of ambition in those words. The United States was not founded for the greater glory of anything, or as the necessary outcome of history, but for the freedom to collect figurines, to join a clogging troupe, to take a road trip.
Pursue our dreams and the liberty to succeed or fail.

Why Bin Laden Lost - BusinessWeek

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Instapundit » Blog Archive » PATHETIC: The European Media Reacts to Death of Osama Bin Laden. “European journalists have focuse…

Europeans have become strange and completely weird people......
“European journalists have focused on whether the killing was permissible under international law; some are now calling for an international commission to investigate the American action. . . . In a reflection of the acute sense of moral superiority that is so common in contemporary Europe, secular analysts who are normally highly disdainful of Judeo-Christian moral codes have gone so far as to accuse the United States of violating the Fifth Commandment, without a hint of irony.”
Europeans are just embarrassing and should be treated with the disdain that they fully deserve. These people couldn't defend themselves out of a wet paper bag and have become completely and totally dependent upon the US for their security. The men are a bunch of sissies and even if they are not fat, they are lazy and stupid nihilists. The whole lot of them are just worse than worthless, its becoming embarrassing to be white since white folks came from there.

Instapundit » Blog Archive » PATHETIC: The European Media Reacts to Death of Osama Bin Laden. “European journalists have focuse…

Congressman choosing Heaven or Hell?

While walking down the street one day a "Member of Congress" is tragically hit by a truck and dies.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter. 'Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.'

'No problem, just let me in,' says the man.

'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.'

'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,' says the Congressman.

'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.'

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.

Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly & nice guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises ...

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

'Now it's time to visit heaven.'

So, 24 hours pass with the Congressman joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.'

The Congressman reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.'

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.

He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. ' I don't understand,' stammers the Congressman. 'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable’.

'What happened?' the Congreeman asks. The devil looks at him, smiles and says, ' Yesterday we were campaigning. Today you voted.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Headline of the day........

"51% of Households Pay No Income Tax; Share of Taxes Paid by Rich Growing Faster Than Income"
As the tax base gets narrower and narrower, and relies on a smaller and smaller segment of society, the prosperity of these people will determine if the government will be able to gather adequate funds to continue its operations. Why more than 50% of Americans get out of paying for their own security, courts, legal system and a host of unnecessary expenditures completely escapes me. All Americans should be stakeholders and responsible for funding their own government.

TaxProf Blog: 51% of Households Pay No Income Tax; Share of Taxes Paid by Rich Growing Faster Than Income

RealClearPolitics - Gasoline and Onions

John Stossel is an American treasure and everyone, even communist Democrats should read his common sense prognostications. Of course, since there has been nearly 80 years of government meddling in most everything, including bans on buying onions by 'speculators.' Americans over several generations have been inured to government intervention and meddling and have come to expect miracles from the soviet style central planners in Washington. However, unfortunately, government has failed miserably and promise to double down on bad policies of recent decades.

So, what happens if the dollar starts to collapse and this causes commodity prices to rise globally does the government do? It blames the people instead of looking to where the real problem is and that is right in our backyard, our very own Mordor, Washington DC.

RealClearPolitics - Gasoline and Onions

Osama's last words .....

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Our Kind of Class Warfare | The Weekly Standard

I very much enjoy PJ O"Rourke, he always has something funny to weave into serious thinking. Enjoy this....
There are, of course, millionaires and billionaires who are leeches on society, who bleed our GDP and contribute nothing to the commonweal. There was, for instance, a bright young man who worked all the scholarship angles so that wealthy donors (with their tax-dodging charitable contributions) paid his way through fancy schools. He embarked on an urban scam called “community organizing.” Then he obtained a large sum for writing a book about his life and accomplishments at age 34 when he didn’t have any accomplishments and hadn’t led much life. He wormed his way into politics with all its perks and benefits. And now his big house, his stretch limousine, and his luxury jet are paid for out of the public treasury.

But a fellow like that is an exception. Most rich people provide some value to mankind—goods, services, or, at worst, fishy investments to make us temporarily feel like we’re rich too. And when even the richest of the rich loses $1,645,000,000,000 he has to give the big house, limo, and jet back to the bank. That’s real money.
Democrats are building their whole economic platform on taxing high income earners. It never has worked and will not this time since raising taxes never increases revenues as much as planned. Best of luck.

Our Kind of Class Warfare | The Weekly Standard

Monday, May 02, 2011

Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit

Most Americans think that the US government deficit is the result of wasteful government spending and not due to taxes that are not high enough. Of course, if someone can get their services, whether wasteful or not, and this is done on the backs of someone else, such as the Democrats mantra to 'tax the rich' then this is preferable. However, as one considers reality instead of the Democrats Utopian world, one comes to the realization that the opiate of higher taxes on a small sliver of society is not realistic and that the pain will ultimately shared by all. Hopefully, people will realize that the government has become a destructive force towards prosperity and has created massive mis-allocations of resources and that this indulgence of waste just has to stop.

Americans Blame Wasteful Government Spending for Deficit