Monday, June 29, 2009
"Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all." [Nikita Khrushchev]
"We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society." [Hillary Clinton, 1993]
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
"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."
(1884-1968) six-time U.S. Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America
1948 - from an interview during the presidential campaign
Thursday, June 11, 2009
How times have changed. Now (and for the foreseeable future) it seems the PUBLIC sector is the place to be for big salaries, while the private sector, burdened with high taxation and a slow economy, suffer. This sector is where the money comes from. This sector is where wealth is created. Consider:
Local government in Orange County (Orlando) FL spends $7 billion annually
The 27 year old chief of staff to the Mayor makes $131,000 a year
The library director makes $192,000 a year
The toll authority director makes $246,000 a year
The average private sector wage in Orange County is $38,000
God Bless America.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class.
That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.
The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
Couldn't be any simpler than that.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
You've no doubt heard about how Judge Sotomayor said she hoped a wise Latina judge would make a better decision than a white male judge. The Obama spin is that she mis-spoke. See Rich Lowry's amusing column on this. http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/story/1910164.html
Anyway, her hearings will have a section where she tries to back away from the statement somehow. That reminded me of an exchange in the comic strip . I couldn't find the script but someone had the quote:
Opus the Penguin, Vice-Presidential candidate for the Meadow Party was brought before a Congressional Committee on charges of being a liberal -
"Mr Opus, is it true that you said in a speech during your last campaign that, were you elected, you would 'grind the rich into free meatloaf for the poor'?"
After frantic shaking of his head, replied "Ah, those silly days of youth, we were all so wild then. What I meant to say was, 'Good jobs at good wages'."
Expect to sound like Opus next month...