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Saturday, March 03, 2012

Give To The Red Cross

And to the Salvation Army.

Paula has a sister who lives in Henryville, Indiana.

Or what was Henryville, Indiana before yesterday.

Her house is still standing.  But all the windows are gone.  And their vehicles have all been destroyed.

Relatives couldn't get near the area last night to take the family to shelter as the National Guard had closed off the town in order to clear the roads and search for victims.

No word on their condition this morning ...

Virginia Gov't Protects Its Own

The Supreme Court being every bit a part of government as the legislative and executive.

From the office of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli:

"Today, the court effectively held that state agencies do not have to provide state-owned property to state investigators looking into potential fraud involving government funds," said Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli."

The government doesn't want to know if fraud was committed by an employee of the government.

The press is jubilant.  It doesn't want to know if a government employee defrauded the citizens of the Commonwealth either.  To its everlasting shame.

For the love of God.


Why Try?

Did you ever have one of those days when you just wanted to go John Galt and chuck it all?  And let someone else bust his ass and work fifty hours a week so that half this country can enjoy the good life and not have to work at all for it?

This is one of those days (I'll be getting ready for work here in an hour; I've had two Saturdays off in the last year).

Which brings me to this, which was sent to me by a like-minded reader:
THE NEW ANT and the Grasshopper, Two Versions:

Two Different Versions ...
Two Different Morals

OLD VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE OLD STORY:

Be responsible for yourself!

MODERN VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green...'

Occupy the Anthill stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the SEIU group singing, We shall overcome.

Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper's sake, while he damns the ants.

President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper's plight.

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government's Green Czar and given to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper and his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackled, once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it.

MORAL OF THE STORY:

Be careful how you vote in 2012.
I'm just about to that point ...

Deal With It

So Obama comes to the aid of that law student who was spoken of harshly by Rush Limbaugh.

How sweet.

And how brutish of that Rush guy.

Or not.

Here's the way I see it: This (privileged) law student expects to have sex without consequence.  That's what the contraceptives are all about.  And that's fine.  And that's her business.  Not Rush's or mine.

But this (privileged) law student also wants to be able to obtain her contraceptives without consequence.  Meaning, she wants to get her jollies for free.

Meaning, she wants Rush and me to pay for her contraceptives.

That is our business.

Some - including our wonderful president - argue that Rush had no right to talk about this privileged (and pampered) law student the way he did.  Wrong.  When she expects him to pay for her protection - either directly or indirectly through the government or through insurance - that makes her his business.

Consequence-free?  Welcome to the real world, babe.

Deal with it.

I Get So Confused

What's this?

Koch Brothers Again Top Obama's Enemies List

What? Koch Brothers? I thought it was Halliburton. What happened to Halliburton?

Funny thing is, this sort of idiocy works for Obama and his ilk. Their followers just eat it up. No matter how silly the narrative gets.

Hear Hear!

Try as they might ...

Mark Levin Tells Media 'Go to Hell' - 'You’re Not Going to Succeed in Driving Rush Limbaugh From the Airwaves'

It's instructive to note that the mainstream press has sided with that law student who whines that other people should pay her way in life, as has the president of the United States.

More of the same ... More of the same ...

Olympia Snowe Isn't Retiring

She's fleeing.

An interesting perspective from Richard Viguerie:

Snowe Melts Under Tea Party Heat

I prefer to think that the liberal Republican senator from Maine has simply seen the error of her ways and is resigning in shame.

But who really knows?

In any case, she's leaving. And that's a good thing.