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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Our Gov't, Out of Control

You listen to the Democrats in Washington whine in despair over the "draconian" spending cuts that have been offered up by Tea Party Republicans, cuts that you need a microscope to actually be able to see, and you pause.  But when you get down to the nitty-gritty, you find that a massive amount of the federal budget is, in fact, nothing more than waste.

From MSNBC:

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What to make of the fact that there are twenty different federal program to "help the homeless"? Better yet, with the government's track record at "creating jobs," what does it mean when we find out that there are eighty different Washington programs that focus on "economic development"? Even the Soviet Union in its worst years couldn't pull that off.

Hundreds of billions of dollars a year go into this swamp. And nothing ever emerges from the primordial ooze we call the federal government. Except breathtakingly lucrative jobs for useless Washington bureaucrats who hand out blankets to those living under bridge beams - out of fifteen different programs - and those who have successfully delivered nine percent unemployment - out of eighty different "economic development" plans.

All the talk these days revolves around the horrid possibility that the government might have to "shut down" over a looming budget impasse. Me? Do it now. Drain that swamp. Start over. Our government is out of control and beyond "reform."

Why You Should Read Weblogs

We don't mince words.

Case in point. Here's Powerline's John Hinderaker assessing the output of another weblog - a particularly liberal weblog - that leftists in this country seem to adore - Think Progress:
Lee Fang and his fellow goofballs at Think Progress don't understand any of this. They have no idea what TAPS and FERC are, or how they work. They know nothing about contracts, or the price of crude oil, or how refineries and pipelines operate. To be frank, what they write on such topics is childish, and is driven entirely by prejudice.
Where once they were considered "fellow travelers,"  now they're deemed, simply, "fellow goofballs."

I think that's progress.

I'm Keyboardless

How does an inteloigent human being respond to this?


Good grief.

Ouch

The truth stings.

Michael A. Walsh on that which passes as United States foreign policy these days:
Remember the ad Hillary Clinton ran against Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign?

"It's 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep," it began. "But there's a phone in the White House and it's ringing. Something's happening in the world.

"Your vote will decide who answers that call. Whether it's someone who already knows the world's leaders, knows the military, someone tested and ready to lead in a dangerous world . . . Who do you want answering the phone?"

Now we know the answer: neither of the above.
From "Untested & Unready," New York Post, March 1, 2011

The Real Enemy of Civility

I think the argument is now settled, but it's worth noting once again who the real violence mongers in this country are.  Hint: You won't find them at a Tea Party rally.

David Limbaugh:
But one of the worst examples of leftists' projection is their depiction of conservatives as hateful, violent Neanderthals whose mere participation in the marketplace of ideas and the democratic process is inherently dangerous.

Most Americans realize just how wickedly inaccurate these smears are. Tea party protesters, to be sure, are righteously indignant about the government's abuse of powers, its defiance of the rule of law, its trampling on the Constitution and, most of all, its reckless spending. But they are invariably peaceful, reasonable and restrained in their decorum. Unlike many leftist protesters, they even clean up after themselves. They are not racists and do not engage in violent behavior. The only racism or violence that surfaces at tea party rallies is that fabricated or fomented by opportunistic leftists.

Those same leftists, meanwhile, often do engage in the very type of behavior they condemn. We are seeing that in spades in the Wisconsin union protests. Talk about hate — and violence!
They are not to be feared.  But it wouldn't hurt to prepare to defend yourself when you are in the presence of the "enlightened" left.  They are consumed by hate and intolerance and will try to have their way by any means necessary.

They won't have their way.  But they will try.  And try.  And ...

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James Taranto:

"Remember back in January when liberals kept telling us how much they deplore "violent" and "eliminationst" rhetoric? Neither do they."