Absolutely true. No other system of government is as perfect, as humane as the Representative Republic of the United States of America was intended to be.
Socialism. Never. Works.
Fighting human nature never works.
The price, the service, the results, the quality of medical care (or any good or service) is directly and inexorably controlled by the consumer. Hell, we could have 25 cent-a-gallon gasoline if we wanted it. Because WE decide what we will buy, when and for how much. And the suppliers dance to our tune or perish.
Couldn’t be simpler.
Unfortunately, it would require courage, dedication, maturity and sacrifice to take back this power we have been conditioned to relinquish to “experts” and those acting in “our best interests” over the generations. Not likely that’ll happen with the liberal, progressive, childish, self-involved nation of cowards this country has become.
July 12, 2013 at 2:44pm
In the old days they went to their career deaths on The Love Boat or Hollywood Squares. Syfy is providing a necessary service.
Hey Charo! Koochi koochi!
July 12, 2013 at 2:41pm
Oh CHATTIN you beat me to it by a single keystroke! Well Done!
July 12, 2013 at 2:22pm
Oh, Lordy how I wish Mystery Science Theater 3000 were still on!
This fishy stinker ranks right up there (down there?) with the likes of Manos – The Hands of Fate (“The Master doesn’t like children”), Mitchell (“Come ahead on!”), The Deadly Mantis (“The natural radar of pine trees protects our northern borders.”) and the unforgettable Prince of Space (“We like it very MUCH!”).
A real story worth telling doesn’t need anything but itself to tell it; all the high tech effects in Skywalker Ranch can’t make a sow’s ears into a silk purse.
So this horse walks into a bar, and the bartender says
“Good evening Mister Secretary.”
Badabamp…bump! Thank you! I’ll be here all week! Try the veal!
Don’t forget to tip your waiter!
May 8, 2013 at 5:14pm
I know we’re all here for a reason, that often the reason isn’t at all clear to us, that our limited understanding couldn’t take it in anyway, and that we’re called on to be strong and courageous, unafraid or terrified because God goes with us and will never leave us nor forsake us. ~ Deuteronomy 31:6.
But, oh Lord, I’m getting so weary.
When Christ shall come with shouts of acclimation and TAKE ME HOME, what joy will fill my heart.
May 5, 2013 at 6:13pm
The Russian reads: Kogda vyi poslednee raz sovershalee dobroyeh deloh: “When was the last time you did a good deed?”
Thank you, Blaze. Thank you.
April 27, 2013 at 8:00pm
Remember the list…. Currently on schedule and on target.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
—excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen, 1958
April 22, 2013 at 10:10am
Ah, diversity! Affirmative Action…..in action! This lil’ boy should quietly and anonymously back into the shadows and go ‘way. The big people want to talk. Some Dale Carnegie Training might be of help, but he should start by speaking to the ocean with some of Demosthenes’ pebbles in his mouth. “Delivery, delivery, delivery.”
I got my start in the 70s at an AFRTS station in northern Japan. We didn’t even broadcast -it was just a cable feed to the base- and we treated every presentation as though it were going worldwide. Endless fact checking, writing and rewriting, camera checks, mic checks, film chain checks (no video tape then), preparation and more preparation, all for a 15 minute news segment twice a day. But we were professionals. Journalists, back when that meant something.
Can you imagine the vacuous airheads who spout and pander today’s “news” reporting from the rooftops of London during the blitz, Normandy during the invasion or even from Cape Kennedy for Apollo 11?
This is The Piehole Syndrome: Look pretty! See the red light come on! Open your piehole and start making noises come out – only none of them make any sense, and none of them make any difference. I’m sure his Leftist journalism professors are rightly proud of their product. Mission accomplished. But the real story is going on in the sales department, with dozens of advertisers demanding makegoods!
Tragically, it happened neither easily nor quickly, Caveman.
We stand today neck deep in the sludge of a concerted effort by the anti-human living filth that is socialism, communism, progressivism, liberalism, that has been going on for over a century, enabled by human nature and self-deception.
And slowly….slowly. The ol’ frog in boiling water analogy. For your safety. For the children. To be fair.
“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism’, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.” –Norman Thomas, former U.S. Socialist Party Presidential Candidate, 1944.
I personally think it’s too late. America is big enough to keep rolling along for a while, but is ultimately “a foolish heaping that must inevitably fall back upon and destroy its makers in the end.” – H.G. Wells, The Time Machine.
On the other hand, we’re pretty good at brinksmanship, too. We’ve been to the edge often and finally awakened and ACTED at the last second. So, like H.G. Wells’ narrator describing the bleak future, I choose “to live as though it were not so.”
Keep hoping for the best and expecting the worst. In this way you can never be disappointed, only pleasantly surprised!
April 19, 2013 at 11:03am
“But my account was hacked!” — Anthony Wiener
“I never did anything, great or small, without obtaining in advance express instructions from Adolf Hitler or any of my superiors.” — Adolph Eichmann, Nuremberg Trials, 1945-46
“The dog ate my homework.” — Any 9 year old
Said it before andI’ll say it again: The liberal ( communist, centralist, statist, progressive, democrat) doesn’t live who has matured beyond the age of 12. Arrogant, self-entitled, elitist, hypocritical, cowardly, consumed by magical thinking and intolerance, unable to hold any point of view but their own.
April 19, 2013 at 10:46am
Yea, just as the computer was supposed to create the paperless office. So much for the Law of Unintended Consequences…
As a species we humans have an incredible proficiency to delude ourselves and ignore our abilities to both remember and to predict.
April 19, 2013 at 10:29am
Ah, “Social Media.” I took one look at the concept and its ramifications in 2008, saw the future and took a pass.
It’s nothing more than an incredibly efficient tool for population polarization, surveillance, incrimination and accusation, not to mention the encouragement of hubris, arrogance and self-centeredness, hallmarks of the developmentally retarded liberal worldview.
I no more care about others opinions on local restaurants or where you’re vacationing than I do about your sexual preferences or how cute your new puppy is. Get over yourself and ditch the social media mast*rbation.
You ain’t that interesting, Narcissus.
April 18, 2013 at 11:12am
It’s a basic, immutable, undeniable truth: Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Humans in possession of power will use it. That’s why our Founding Fathers build a government that is, at its core, a collection of chains, restrictions, impediments and controls on the exercise of governmental power. Or it used to be, anyway…
The slow, patient, methodical destruction from within is almost complete; the frog-water is almost to a boil.
“The historical cycle seems to be: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to apathy; from apathy to dependency; and from dependency back to bondage once more.”
— Henning Webb Prentis, Jr., President of the Armstrong Cork Company, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, March, 1943.
We stand on the brink near the conclusion of the endless cycle. This cannot end well.
April 18, 2013 at 10:34am
These whiny sh*tbag cowards hide behind the very Constitutional guarantees they wish to destroy, playing with sophistry and point of order word games when it suits them like the oily Liberals they’re in training to become. **** ‘em. Gloves off, game over.
“They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the Chicago way!”
April 3, 2013 at 2:25pm
Fair Trial? Absolutely. It’s one of our guarantees under The Constitution. But the intent of this peronospora is irrelevant; his free choices, his subsequent actions and their consequences are what are at hand and upon which must he be judged by a jury of his peers: He killed a child. Horribly.
Nothing can make that right. Nothing can mollify it.
Nothing. Can. Forgive. It.
Only the victim can forgive the person who acted against them – not society, not the family, not the law. That’s why murder is a capital crime for which there can be no forgiveness. “Intent” be damned. Was it the victim’s “intent” to stop living?
There isn’t a mature soul on the planet who doesn’t know the effects of alcohol. For the same reason that a drunk driver who kills another must be charged with first degree murder with malice aforethought, this pus must face a charge of premeditated murder. He knew the effect of alcohol, ingested it, then experienced the loss of inhibition and control that led to his heinous act. No forgiveness. No mercy.
I deeply resent the idea the he and the s**tbag parasites like him languish in prison on my dime, fed, clothed, entertained and “counciled” while the parents of their victims try to move on with their lives.
Let’s hope his fellow inmates, eternally patient and watchful, eventually give him the sendoff our doughy society can’t seem to muster for his ilk. This creature continues to the detriment of us all.
March 1, 2013 at 11:27pm
Hey, you use whatever works for you. When I’m reaching out to touch someone I want the COM well represented, no matter how “cool” the stance may or may not look.
March 1, 2013 at 1:26pm
Well, it certainly is her right of choice to behave in this way. Which is what the Second, hell in fact ALL of the constitution, is about at the core level: Freedom. Choice. What Jefferson described as Rightful Liberty: Unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. In other words mind your own business and your own garden, and respect everyone else doing the same as long as the exercise of their freedoms don’t impinge on yours.
Ofcourse, with Rights come Responsibilities.The two can never be separated and should always be used together in a sentence. If this sheep exercises her right to be a coward and a victim, so be it. Let the consequences of her choices fall where and upon whom they may.
I demand, though, that this priggish, pompous government obey the Constitution and stay the hell out of my God-given Right to make the same choice.
I W I L L N O T C O M P L Y
February 28, 2013 at 1:56pm
A moment right out of “Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates.”
You weigh what there is to lose ( nothing, the score was distinctly in the opposing team’s favor ) and what there is to gain ( how can anyone know the priceless joy felt by Mitchell Marcus! ) in the overall scheme of things, and make the choice you think is right.
Unless Jonathon Montanez was in on coach Morales plan for Marcus ( no one knew, the coach kept it quiet until execution ) then young Montanez was simply a class act with the insight to see what was going on and the intestinal fortitude to do what he could to help it happen. Compassion. Empathy. Rare these days in adolescents of that age.
This will ring down through the years at both schools long after an ultimately insignificant basketball game is forgotten.
Well done Jonathon. What you did, what you all did, was not patronization. It was love.
February 8, 2013 at 11:38pm
You don’t shoot to kill…you don’t shoot to wound…you don’t shoot to frighten. You shoot to stop the threat. The instant the threat is neutralized you stop shooting. One opportunity to get the job done. That’s the reason for the “double tap.” An armed populace is an polite populace.