People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. Welcome to From On High.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dan Casey Would Soil His Depends

I enjoyed smacking Roanoke Times columnist - and anti-gun whiner - Dan Casey around yesterday over the fact that he had, in sundry columns over many months, predicted that blood - and gun smoke - would fill the bars and honkytonks of Virginia once legislators here passed that law allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons therein.

A prediction that has proven to be utterly baseless.

Making Casey look like the panty-wearing crybaby that he is.

Well, if the thought of guns being allowed to roam freely in Virginia's taverns and restaurants was enough to frighten the soiled diaper off of Mr. Casey, I can only imagine how he'll react to this photo taken at an Apple store recently.

For the record, that rifle is fully automatic.  (Another factor that makes liberals like Casey lightheaded.)

And it's of Swiss manufacture.

A fine weapon indeed.

And the Apple shopper?

He's Swiss too.

Switzerland.  Where crime is rampant and the citizenry lives in fear of things that look nasty and go bang.  

Or not.

See "Although there is more per capita firepower in Switzerland than any place in the world, it is one of the safest places to be."

Well, how can that be?

I don't know.  Let's ask Dan Casey.

His response should be ... a ... riot.

Click on the image to enlarge it.
Note the panic-stricken look on the many shoppers' faces in that store.  "Eeeeek.  A gun!"  Too funny.

Business Goes Where It's Appreciated

"So what you need to know is that the Texas miracle is a myth, and more broadly that Texan experience offers no useful lessons on how to restore national full employment."
-- Nobel Economist and liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman --


Tell it to Erica Douglass.
Entrepreneur Tells California to Kiss Off
by Teresa Novellino, Portfolio

Entrepreneur Erica Douglass loves California in many ways, but the young entrepreneur says she's leaving it for a city with a much fairer startup climate (yup, Austin, Texas). She explained her move via a mock breakup letter with the Golden State that she posted on her blog.

Last Thursday, Douglass, who has lived in California for 12 years, used her Erica.biz platform to announce that she was leaving the beaches, sunshine and laid-back atmosphere of San Diego to move to Austin, Texas, because her adopted state has become inhospitable for business people like herself. Austin, incidentally, seems to get nothing but kudos as a place for small businesses and for young professionals.

Douglass notes that she chose Texas because because it is one of only four states (the others are Nevada, South Dakota and Wyoming) that has no personal income tax, plus no corporate income tax.

In her post, Douglass said she’ll miss the California weather, but will enjoy shaking off the state's financial burdens. [link]
Nobel laureate Paul Krugman:

"So when [Texas Governor Rick] Perry presents himself as the candidate who knows how to create jobs, don’t believe him. His prescriptions for job creation would work about as well in practice as his prayer-based attempt to end Texas’s crippling drought."


I think this dope has unwittingly made a powerful argument in favor of prayer to the Almighty.

Darn That Bart Hinkle

I was going to make the point this morning, but Bart Hinkle, Virginia's finest political columnist (in a field of distant also-rans ...) beat me to it:

So I'll just add this:

The media can kiss my Tea Party lovin' ass.  At the same time the members thereof are kissing the asses of those wanton hoodlums in London whose behavior they feel the need to excuse.

Gov't Knows What's Best

Here's the problem with government seizing taxpayer income and deciding who wins and who loses when it doles those dollars out:
Evergreen Solar files for bankruptcy, plans asset sale
By Greg Turner And Jerry Kronenberg, Boston Herald

Evergreen Solar Inc., the Massachusetts clean-energy company that received millions in state subsidies from the Patrick administration for an ill-fated Bay State factory, has filed for bankruptcy, listing $485.6 million in debt.

Evergreen, which closed its taxpayer-supported Devens factory in March and cut 800 jobs, has been trying to rework its debt for months. The cash-strapped company announced today has sought a reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware and reached a deal with certain note holders to restructure its debt and auction off assets.

The Massachusetts Republican Party called the Patrick administration’s $58 million financial aid package, which supported Evergreen’s $450 million factory, a “waste” of money. [link]
Now would be a good time for someone to do a study and determine how many Massachusetts businesses went under because they could no longer afford to pay the taxes that were being handed over to Evergreen Solar and lots of other companies in the same favored class known as "green." Tax dollars now flushed down the toilet.

The demise of a taxpayer supported endeavor is only part of the story.  The damage inflicted across the economy is the bigger - and mostly ignored - story that is waiting for light of day.

Healthy companies are made unhealthy.

Workers lose their jobs.

Risky businesses are propped up until they can't be.

Workers lose their jobs.

And Obama's still talking about the debt ceiling.

And about raising taxes again.

And about "green" this and "green" that.

13,900,000 Americans are now unemployed.

With few prospects for a brighter future.

Debt ceilings and solar power.

For the love of God.

So Many Dupes

"I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment—this was the time—when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals."
-- Barack Obama, June 8, 2008 --

Obama: I reversed recession until 'bad luck' hit
-- Washington Examiner, August 15, 2011 --


The New York Post headline this morning destroys any accomplishment that our president might have hoped to gain out of his latest stunt:

Mitt Romney needs to give the guy who thought up that line a raise.

Unfortunately, the magic is gone.

But the misery, America fears, is here to stay as long as Mr. Wonderful occupies the White House.