Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

My Christmas greeting card is here for you and yours.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Our Future Czar?

A Ballad for Our Congress

The Week Before Christmas

'Twas the week before Christmas, when Congress met,
So eager they were, to pile on the debt;
They knew it was wrong, deep down in their core,
But golly gee whiz, they must spend, spend some more;
With constituents distracted by holiday cheer,
Why, this was their chance, to spend more this year;
So the politicians huddled, they plotted, they planned,
$1 trillion, $2 trillion, how much could they scam?
And that’s when it happened, Reid and Pelosi stood up,
“What’s another $2 trillion, the voters are chumps!”
They raised the debt ceiling with nary a care,
And once that was done, they didn’t stop there;
More rapid than eagles, agendas were set,
They whistled and shouted, “No, we’re not done yet!”
“On health care, on taxes, on Carbon Cap-and-Trade,
“We’ll say it’s the rich, but everyone pays!”
“And for those who oppose us,” Reid and Pelosi insist,
“One call to the White House, you’re on the enemies list!”
And so they proceeded with their devilish plans,
Big government to all, constituents be damned.
. . . From the Center for Individual Freedom,
which apologizes to Clement Clarke Moore, 
and can be found here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Government and Big Bailout Recipient Join Forces To Again Pick Taxpayers' Pockets

Few people today will recall that Leona Helmsley, who was called the Queen of Mean, was jailed a couple of decades ago for publicly stating that "[o]nly the little people pay taxes."

Adding to the evidence of the accuracy Ms. Helmsley's statement provided by all the federal officials who for years prospered  by evading their income tax obligations is this Washington  Post report of the new deal struck by the government with one of its biggest bank bailout recipients. The special double deal will let the bank avoid paying taxes in an amount exceeding what it will cough up to repay with interest the bailout funds it received from the government. The government will claim a profit from the bailout repayment without mentioning the loss of even greater tax receipts from the bank. And the deal will free the bank's executives to grab whatever compensation they can get their board member lackeys to approve for the executives' contribution to the nation's financial meltdown.

As Tom Said to George: Better to Have and Not Need Them Than To Need But Not Have Them

"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them."
. . . Thomas Jefferson, 1796
Letter to George Washington

A Grave Solution to Social Security Insolvency

Social Security, FDR's grand Ponzi scheme, was conceived as a plan to collect payroll tax from the nation's wage earners, who were expected to pay in and grow in number in perpetuity, and then die before reaping any significant benefits from the program.

As a result of medical and health benefits (from our supposedly defective private system), people now are living far longer than they did or were expected to do in the 1930s. At the same time, largely as a result of the government's flawed efforts to manage the economy, there are fewer employees supporting the increasing numbers of retirees.

Fear not though -- the government has a solution to save Social Security from the looming threat of insolvency. The solution is the current governmental effort to manage health care. Care will be mismanaged and rationed to quickly become death care,  This will ensure that people die before drawing any significant amount of benefits and thus enable the government to limit benefit expenditures that would necessitate replacing the payroll tax receipts that it already has spent elsewhere. 

Problem solved . . . so no problem. 

That's how things go when we drop "In God We Trust" and instead rely on, and trust the government.

Proven Again

The loony left is confirming the truth of the adage that "even a stopped clock is right twice a day." Although his reasoning is as demented as ever, Howard Dean now is urging Democratic senators to kill rather than enact Light Weight Harry Reid's secretly fashioned and repeatedly refashioned back room health care/health insurance reform bill.

Dear Nobody

An unexpected source has published a clear, accurate and realistic description of how the oligarchs who feast at the big public trough that is the clown house on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., actually view those whom they supposed represent. This eye opener is well worth reading. 

However, as this report shows, their scornful view of their taxpaying supporters doesn't prevent them from sumptuous globe trotting,  living large (and ever larger)  at the expense of the public treasury. 

Finally, for those who missed it, the oligarchs' minions on public payrolls now pull down paychecks and benefits averaging almost twice those of average Americans . . . and while a huge number of people are unemployed, the number of government employees has soared to record level and is continuing to climb. The tradition of having lower pay levels in exchange for the security of government jobs has been abandoned -- the growing number of bureaucrats with built in interests in ever larger government now share in the benefits of swelling and out of control public spending.

The Dangers of Debt

Here is the misery to which our rulers are taking us.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Why the Oligarchs Hate the Second Amendment

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States."
. . . Noah Webster,  1787

An Examination of the 
Leading Principles of 
the Federal Constitution

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Worrisome Threats

This morning, from a cave somewhere in Afghanistan, Taliban Minister of Migration Mohammed Alibaba Ockmed warned the United States that if military actions against Iraq continues Taliban authorities intend to cut  off America 's supply of 7-11 Store and Motel 6 managers.

If this action does not yield sufficient results, cab drivers will be next, followed by DELL, AT&T, and AOL customer service reps.

Finally, if all else fails, they have threatened not to send us any more presidential candidates either.

It's gonna get ugly, people . . . !

Floods Spook the Irish

Why Switzerland Has the World's Lowest Crime Rate

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Behind the Warming Wizards' Curtain

Even though the curtain has been drawn back giving us a clear look at the machinations of the illusionists creating the global warming hustle, we're being told to ignore the trickery of the gang behind the scam -- reality is an unimportant detail, dwarfed by the sanctity of environmental ideology.

Climategate can be summed up quickly and easily:

*  The data upon which global warming claims are based are bogus, having been made up, manufactured, and spun out of fantasies.  

*  Elitists who gain power, prestige, profits, or some combination of these things are behind the illusions and they are intent on continuing to do so. The gang includes scientists and academics corrupted by huge grants for toeing (and pushing) the line, opportunistic or gullible politicians who see the scare movement as a path to maintaining and increasing their power (as well as taxes), and our curiously unskeptical media.

*  In addition to staging the scary horror show for us, the same people also are cooperating in stifling and suppressing everything and everybody pointing out that the massive fraud is based entirely on fiction. 

Before taking up the facts about the state of the earth's climate it is worth noting how those manipulating the warming extravaganza are responding to the exposure of their deceitful activities. They now are trying to divert public focus from their perfidy by besmirching those who pierced the deceptive propaganda curtain to give everyone a look at the ugly dishonesty of the manipulations behind it.

The fact is that the earth's climate is cyclical -- it constantly changes, going through periods of warming and period of cooling, and it always has done so.  There is little or no evidence that any human activity has any significant effect on these cycles. Constantly recurring changes in solar activity, wind and sea currants, and other natural phenomena appear to be the determinative factors in the cyclical variations.  

Anyone who doubts this would do well to recall that there were times, extended periods of times, that large sections of the United States were covered with glacial ice.  There also were times that grapes, grasses and other warm weather flora flourished in Greenland and in Canada's Hudson Bay region.

Among the conceits of the climate change scanners are their delusional claims that they, or any  collection of human beings (i) can have a significant effect on the natural variations in the climate of the earth or even any of its regions, and (ii) know or have any rational basis for determining what temperatures or other climatic conditions are or would be most beneficial anywhere.

Sensible people will ignore the efforts to scare them into taking or permitting illogical and destructive measures, and go on leading their lives, enjoying the world as it is and the treasures that it gives us and allows us to enjoy. 

Monday, December 7, 2009

Insisting on Ignorance

Click on the following image to enlarge it and see how our government schools function, fostering conformity and ignorance above all else and at any price.