Posted: March 21, 2013
From time to time you just wonder if anyone can be so clueless.
“When you go to registration, it raises all the `black helicopter’ crowd notion that what this is all about is identifying who has a gun,” Biden said, using a term referring to conspiracy theorists, “so that one day the government can get up and go to the house and arrest everyone who has a gun, and they’ll cite Nazi Germany and all that.”
It’s heartwarming to see that our masters finally get it.
Posted by Dave
Posted: March 17, 2013
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
Instead of exercising and eating healthy food, we buy “health” insurance.
Instead of building a home that won’t burn or blow down or wash away, we buy home insurance.
Instead of taking responsibility for our own defense, we hire a government to systematize robbery.
Instead of learning how to grow our own food, we bitch about the prices at Wally World.
Instead of growing wealthy by saving real money, e.g., gold and silver, we bitch about inflation from Federal Reserve Notes.
Instead of building our own homes in a manner we think best, we beg permission from a Building Department to build shelters of flimsy, flammable sticks–to code, of course.
Before practicing our trade to the best of our ability, we first beg permission from a licensing board.
Instead of merely making a commitment to our mate, we rush to a magistrate for permission to cohabitate.
Are we that unsure of ourselves that we can’t function without approval from “officials?”
Posted by Dave
Posted: March 2, 2013
The US Military is the largest gas purchaser in the world. Without that huge buying, what might happen to the price of gas? Do you think that $1.40/gallon gas might help the struggling economy? What sorts of things cause an economy to struggle?
It’s said that government borrowing and deficits mortgage our children’s future. But when the government prints up a bunch of money and starts spending it, it’s buying things that you might otherwise purchase, today, not in your grandchildren’s time. Do you think that has an effect on the prices you pay for things?
I’ve heard economists say that inflation is necessary to make a thriving economy, because it forces people to spend money that they might otherwise save. Gotta spend it before it loses value. But consider this: If the price of everything was falling like the thriving computer industry, wouldn’t our standard of living be going way up? We wouldn’t even need a raise in pay.
Economists say that in a depression the government should spend more to get the economy going. But why would robbing us harder benefit us? How does increasing the cost of living help the economy? “Pump-priming” the economy makes it sound as though people wouldn’t do anything but lay around all day if it weren’t for the government. I’m not convinced that government is a benefit.
“At a time when our business has finally begun to get some traction, hiring new workers, and bringing jobs back to America, we shouldn’t be making dumb, arbitrary cuts to things that businesses depend on and workers depend on like education and research and infrastructure and defense,” Obama said. “It’s unnecessary, and at a time when too many Americans are still looking for work, it’s inexcusable.”
O-Dawg, I need to bring you up to speed on current events. This country is dying and can’t heal itself because you and your kind are in the way.
I gotta go with Bubba on that one. O doesn’t have a clue what’s in the document he swore an oath to.
Posted by Dave