Daily Archives: July 10, 2011

Talking Heads and Medicare and stuff

I was just watching Fox news, and the commentator asked the guest (sorry, I didn’t catch his name) what they thought was the first thing to look at in order to cut government deficit spending. The first thing the guest … Continue reading

Posted in Computers, Politics, Quote of the Day

The Budget Battle – A Larger Context

Jubal Harshaw, a character in “To Sail Beyond the Sunset” by Robert A. Heinlein, said: “A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics, Quote of the Day

More Taxes?

“Taxes are not for the benefit of the taxed.” – Lazarus Long, in “Time Enough for Love” by Robert A. Heinlein. It stands to reason; if they were for our benefit, they’d let us keep them and spend them as … Continue reading

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