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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

I Don't Know

I'm trying to find that parable told by Jesus in the Bible where the Romans were justified in their seizing the property of the Israelites, at the point of a spear, and giving it to those who sat on their asses and expected to be fed, housed, clothed, and cared for because they were too lazy to care for themselves.

It must be there somewhere.

The Archbishop of Canterbury says so.

Matthew?  Acts?  The Epistles?
But if someone who is supposed to be a Christian has money enough to live well, and sees a brother in need, and won't help him--how can God's love be within him?

Little children, let us stop just saying we love people; let us really love them, and show it by our actions.

Then we will know for sure, by our actions, that we are on God's side, and our consciences will be clear, even when we stand before the Lord. [1 John 3:17 to 19]
Ah. And I always thought that meant we should be charitable.

But no. The highly respected archbishop tells us that we should smile and be happy when an overpaid government bureaucrat takes from us at the point of a gun our grandchildren's college education fund in order to pay the salaries of overpaid government bureaucrats.

Who knew?

Democrats Are Not Like The Rest Of Us

"'Everybody is the same. Everyone has to follow the rules, it doesn't matter who you are,' the crew member said."

Unless you're a prominent Democrat who occasionally puts out the rumor that he intends to run for the Senate.  Then you're not like the rest of us at all.  You're a Democrat.

So shut up, leave him alone, inconvenience everyone else, and let him play his game.

The Glorious 'Occupy' Movement

I read the other day of some genius comparing the "Occupy Wall Street" movement to the American Revolution.

And there is one similarity.

The revolution had its Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr moment.*

The "occupy" movement? Homeless Desiree Nicholson vs. unnamed homeless victim.

I'm trying to remember if Burr and Hamilton went at each other over a cat.  I can't recall ...

* I think of the American Revolution as having been fought right up to the Civil War, when the last vestige of colonialism - slavery - was killed off.

Obama's Jobs Plan Is Working

Not the one he's whining about incessantly these days.  The first one. The BIG ONE.  It really did incentivize the workforce.  To pack their bags:

More Americans Go Abroad for Economic Opportunities

Of course, we all know it was George Bush's fault. Or the banks' fault. Or greedy Wall Street's fault. Soon to be Newt's fault.

Meanwhile, the government shovels out more regulations, Obama calls for even higher taxes, Washington ignores the balance sheet crisis, and life goes on.

In Bejing.

Latin America.

Brazil.

Russia.

Russia.

"[A]ccording to a survey by marketing consultants America Wave, the percentage of Americans aged 25 to 34 actively planning to relocate outside the U.S. has quintupled in just two years, from less than 1 percent to 5.1 percent."

Darn that Ronald Reagan ...

SleepWalking Thru History

It's a bit puzzling to hear the president of the United States tell us that today's Tea Party has the same motives pressing its membership to action as those drug-induced, lice-infested, muddle-brained "occupiers" have.

Yet, there was Obama doing just that on Tuesday.

Those who want government out of their lives - the Tea Party - are soul mates with those who - as Marxists and socialists - want government invading every aspect of our existence?

Really?

What to make of someone so obtuse?

Let me try and help this misbegotten Columbia and Harvard graduate.

The only kinship today's Tea Party - on the right - and the "occupy" movement - on the left - hold is in their shared desire for fundamental change in the way government interacts with the people.

That's it.  Beginning and end.  They have nothing else in common.

It's the kind of fundamental change each seeks that puts an ocean of difference between the two parties.

In truth, one wants an even more powerful central government - when their anarchist tendencies don't seize their consciences - while the other wants a Constitutionally limited government in Washington.*

When the revolution comes, Obama will see how much in common these two movements have.

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A shining example of the gulf that separates the Bigger Government movement from the Tea Party can be found in their respective approaches to the issue of guns.  On the one side you have the Tea Partiers, who are staunchly pro-Second Amendment, and on the other you have statists like Jesse Jackson, who recently called for Washington to "limit guns now."  Listen to Jackson's reasoning:

"More Americans now own a gun on their property than any time since 1993, and for the first time, a majority of Americans are against a ban on assault rifles and semiautomatics."

Tough.  In Jackson's warped mind, the government should defy the will of that majority of American citizens and limit their freedom. "Limit Guns Now." Limit Freedom Now. All the same to him.

* That may be generous. Those "occupiers," on any given day, have trouble understanding and articulating exactly what they want. Drugs and alcohol will have that effect.

I'm Guessing It's The Body Odor

Bob Woodward says sitting next to Al Gore is 'taxing, unpleasant’

Flatulence maybe?

Morale Booster Or Costly Waste of Human & War-making Capital?

I still can't decide.

Was The Doolittle Raid worth it?

Why Bloggers Need To Be Careful

You're not journalists.  And you won't be treated as such by the courts.  So be careful what you write and how you write it.

* Me?  I've always considered From on High to be the "Letters to the Editor" section of every newspaper on the planet.  I simply cut out the middle man.

Democrat Governor A Real Jokester

At taxpayer expense, of course.

Just two months ago, the revered (by the elite in this country) governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, had this to say about taxes and economic growth:

"You are kidding yourself if you think you can be one of the highest-taxed states in the nation, have a reputation for being antibusiness—and have a rosy economic future."

The entire Western World - including his liberal buddies - was aghast.  A Democrat admitting that over-taxation has a deleterious effect on the economy?  Can it be?

No.

Cuomo Will Raise Taxes On New York’s Rich.

How to explain Democrats.  I honestly can't.

But maybe it's in the words, "You are kidding yourself ..."

The worst Economy In Seventy Years Will Do That

A third of America thinks Barack Obama is doing a very poor job.

His total lack of experience and detachment from the real world will have that effect.

But then you were told that three years ago ...

2,390 Americans Died This Day

Seventy years ago. "The American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory ..."

And they did.

Pay It Forward

This is cute:



Tis the season ...