Category Archives: Quote of the Day

They Don’t Want “Fair”, That’s for Sure.

The “occupy wall street” protestors now want all educational loans to be zeroed out. I have a message to all you “occupy wall street” protestors: If you are getting something for nothing; somebody, somewhere, is getting nothing for something. Where’s … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“A hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts ‘Native’ before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a … Continue reading

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How Obama Thinks about Personal Property

This excerpt from Obama’s speech on July 11 is revealing. He said: “And I do not want, and I will not accept, a deal in which I am asked to do nothing, in fact, I’m able to keep hundreds of … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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It’s Just Amazingly Stupid

Sorry about the slow pace of posting recently. Frankly, I’ve been just overwhelmed with the amount of stupid I see in Washington. If there were such things as stupid mines, Washington is where they would be. Say, maybe we could … Continue reading

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