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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Leftists: Aw, Shucks. Corporations Are Human

The dilemma: In order to maintain their twisted hatred thereof, they may never consider business to be so.

What a dilemma it is.

I got a kick out of reading "Why Mitt Romney was right about corporations," authored by some leftist named Justin Elliott in Salon.

He reluctantly concedes the fact that corporations are, indeed, human.  Because the United States Supreme Court says so.

Like Webster's dictionary didn't make the point long before:
Noun: corporation kɔr·pəˈreɪ·ʃən
1. a group of merchants or traders united in a trade guild.
2. a body formed and authorized by law to act as a single person although constituted by one or more persons and legally endowed with various rights and duties including the capacity of succession. 
3. an association of employers and employees in a basic industry or of members of a profession organized as an organ of political representation in a corporative state. 
I watched as Mitt Romney tried to explain the simple meaning of the word to a bunch of Democrat hecklers in Iowa the other day.  When he broke the news to them that "corporations are people, my friend," it's as if he was speaking in babbling tongues.  They jeered the proposition. They jeered him.  They jeered the very thought.  Because they are incapable of dealing with the notion that corporations are made up of like-minded individuals banded together to achieve a shared goal. 

The audacity.

To them, a corporation is some monster with a cigar in its mouth, blood dripping from its fangs, with children crushed under its cloven hooves.

In truth, they are people.  Just like the rest of us.

In fact, they are the rest of us.  Own a 401k?  You're invested - indirectly - in one or more corporations.  IRA?  Same deal.  Pension?  Pension funds are major investors in corporate stock.  Mutual funds?  Ditto.  You are, therefore, either indirectly as a holder of an account that is invested by someone else in the planet's corporations, or directly as a shareholder, part of a corporation.

You are part of a corporation.

And woe unto you. 

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* These morons should attend a stockholders meeting sometime.  They'd be shocked to learn that the owners of a corporation are just like them.  Only older.  And smarter.  And better looking.  And they smell better ...

** Speaking directly to just how smart leftists are, let me quote from Justin Elliott's op/ed to make the point that they are, by and large, stupid:
"In an instant-classic flub at the Iowa State Fair this week, Mitt Romney proclaimed, 'corporations are people, my friend.'

"But his statement unintentionally hit at another, underexamined fact of American life: Corporations are people."
Romney "flubbed" - "instantly," classically," - but was right.

Good Lord. 

This Is Awful

When it's not such a great thing to be in the front row:


All You Need To Know About Environmentalists ...

... is encapsulated in this headline:

The U.N. is a global embarrassment. An expensive and wasteful global embarrassment.

I think Ron Paul is right about the United Nations:

Me?  I so choose.

Only If You're a Gullible Leftist

Pardon me while I wipe away the tears:


Someone tried to tell you knuckleheads three years ago that Obama had no leadership experience - or evidence of leadership capability - and, if anything, was nothing more than a community organizer with a pile of meaningless degrees.

So now your faith in him is shaken.

Boo Freaking Hoo.

I Want To Know More About This Guy

There's at least one issue I and Texas' favorite son agree upon:
Rick Perry to delight climate sceptics by running for president
By Lisa Hymas, Grist, part of the Guardian Environment Network

The climate sceptics [Brit.] can finally get excited about the 2012 election: Rick Perry, their candidate of choice, is about to officially throw his hat in the ring.

Perry calls global warming "all one contrived phony mess that is falling apart under its own weight." Unlike many of the other GOP presidential candidates, he hasn't expressed concern about climate change in the past, so he won't have to do any back-pedaling. Notorious climate denier Marc Morano is a big fan: "Based on climate views alone, anyone who is holding their nose voting for Mitt Romney because there's no other viable candidate will now rejoice to have an option with Rick Perry." [link]
Rick Perry.  A realist.  I like that.

So let's talk about how we're going to rein in an out-of-control government.

And about how he can do for the USA what he's done for his home state.

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* I'm going to take a wild guess that this is an opinion piece and not a news item. Because the author follows up the paragraphs above with this bit of wishful thinking:

"But plugging your ears and going "la la la la" doesn't make global warming disappear."

Someone's going "la la la la" all right. And it's not Perry.

** For the record, unlike the situation in 2008 with John McCain, I'd vote for Mitt Romney next year in a heartbeat over Obama.  This country can't survive another four years of Obama.

That's Not How My List Looks ...

... but:

It would be interesting to see Ron Paul become president.  There are two universes that maneuver through American society - that whose inhabitants want government out of their lives, and that whose members have their hand out, expectantly waiting for taxpayer sustenance (especially a large contingent that feels they are somehow "owed").  And then, amazingly, there are those people who argue for reduced government and their monthly check.

Paul would, I think, disappoint the last two groups.

In more ways than anyone can imagine.

That's one reason I admire the man.

The Christian Spirit

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, 'Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.'

The Lord led the holy man to two doors.

He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.

In the middle of the room was a large round table.

In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.

The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly.

They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful.

But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.

The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.

The Lord said, 'You have seen Hell.' They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one.

There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water.

The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.

The holy man said, 'I don't understand.'

'It is simple,' said the Lord. 'It requires but one skill.

'You see, they have learned to feed each other.

'The greedy think only of themselves.'