The Profound Rush Limbaugh: ”Have you ever noticed how under capitalism the rich become powerful, and under socialism the powerful become rich?
Love him or hate him, there is no debate about the fact that Rush Limbaugh is a genius. Last week he said the following: ”Have you ever noticed how under capitalism the rich become powerful, and under socialism the powerful become rich? It’s amazing when you look at it that way. Under capitalism, the rich become powerful. Under socialism, the powerful get rich. They exploit | Read More »
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The Obamanization of your neighborhood… turning your community into the south side of Chicago
Next to families, communities are perhaps the single most important part of American life. Communities are made up of the places we shop, the churches we attend, and perhaps most importantly where we live. Aside from where we work, our homes are probably the places where we spend the most time. It’s at home where we typically can be most relaxed, where we can be | Read More »
A trillion dollar hit job – who really wins from the Herman Cain scandal?
Having spent three quarters of my adult life working in restaurants, I can tell you that I find the accusations against Herman Cain difficult to believe. Not that sexual harassment doesn’t occur in the restaurant industry, because it does. Rather, because the industry has no shortage of itinerant and attractive young women who would be more than happy to indulge Mr. Cain in whatever peccadilloes | Read More »
Twelve Days: Disconnected and Deep into the Heartland
Ignoring my only-half-joking desire to never again travel to foreign lands, the ntrepid family managed to temporarily leave the familiar confines of our Texas home base for the annual late July pilgrimage to the state of my birth (read as: took the kids to visit Grandma & Grandpa…with the added bonus of spending time with Great Grandma.) My chosen reading along the way included | Read More »
Bureaucrats Know Best
At the heart of progressive/liberal thought lies the belief that a big government is essential to guarantee true freedom. In the progressive’s bible, The Promise of American Life, Herbert Croly describes the ideal form of government as using “Hamiltonian means”(a powerful central government) to achieve “Jeffersonian ends”(individual liberty). Croly understood that such a centralized government required a modern equivalent of the guardians from Plato’s Republic(a | Read More »
Public Servants Gone Wild
The employees I originally hired to handle certain aspects of my life are out of control. Drunk with the power I have given them, they have decided that they know better than I how to arrange my life. And there’s not much I can do. While I was busy living my life, my employees seem to have put certain rules in place which make it | Read More »
11% is More Than Enough
If you have ever seen the movie iRobot, then you might remember this important scene, which I think bears relevance to the Healthcare battle going on in our country. Detective Del Spooner (Will Smith): Headed back to the station. Normal day, normal life. The driver of a semi fell asleep at the wheel. Average guy, wife and kids, working a double. *Not* the devil. The | Read More »
A Danger of Obamacare
I am of the belief (and I’m sure I’m not alone here) that socializing, nationalizing, whatever you want to call it, health care is the absolute worst thing for America, and I feel my story is a good example why. Nine years ago was the worst summer of my life. I was pregnant and due to other medical conditions, was high risk. I was put | Read More »
Our Public Servants At Work
The elected representatives of ‘we the people’ were hard at work last week on our behalf. The new Obama administration churned out proposals and legislation on a variety of fronts including the environment, the economy, and the (former) war on terror. In response to the Federal Reserve’s report of an increasingly gloomy economic forecast, with an expectation for higher unemployment and a steeper drop in | Read More »
Why Don’t They Ban Thanksgiving As Well?
From Junkfood Science: “The more we look to the government to protect us, the more freedoms we lose,” said one resident. This became a reality today when government health officials went after an 84-year old tradition and told the nuns at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that their church dinner of homemade posole, tamales and biscochitos was against the law. Every | Read More »