Periodically I go back and review some of the great minds and their views on various subjects. Sometimes that means going back hundreds of years to writing styles and spellings that seem quaint today. Often it is not necessary to go back so far, although I must confess that is less and less possible given what is considered current wisdom. [...]
Thomas Sowell explains the Left: The vision of the left is not just a vision of the world. For many, it is also a vision of themselves — a very flattering vision of people trying to save the planet, rescue the exploited, create “social justice” and otherwise be on the side of the angels. This is an exalting vision that [...]
Reader Gary sends in this Thought of the Day: When you are dead you don’t know you are dead. It is difficult and painful only for others. It is the same when you are stupid!
Isn’t it interesting the reactions of two different men to a harmless prank? Methinks the Left knows their fraud has “no clothes” and they must protect their idiot from others finding out. Is there a better example of the crack-down against dissent in this country? How far we have sunken in just ten years! Related articles The Five Mocks Rodeo [...]
Roger Simon discussing Benghazi: Barack Obama is bloody lucky he’s a Democrat, because if he were a Republican, he’d be in deep trouble right now, close to the brink of extinction. Only his increasingly pathetic loyal media claque can save him. It will be interesting to see if they do so at the expense of their own reputations.
Bruce Walker sums up the state of liberalism: … it has no ideas, and it scarcely pretends to have ideas anymore. Listen, when you can bear it, to the drivel from the Obama campaign. What is true of this presidential campaign is true of the whole of leftism in our land. It is sterile, vapid, and boring. The recent exchange between Anderson [...]
I enjoy most anything Thomas Sowell writes. Here is a particularly good random thoughts column, filled with delectable quotes: Random thoughts on the passing scene: How long do politicians have to keep on promising heaven and delivering hell before people catch on, and stop getting swept away by rhetoric? Why should being in a professional sport exempt anyone from prosecution [...]
This quote is from Rand Paul: With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave [...]
Quote of the Day: All governments can do is print, borrow, or steal from taxpayers. These are exactly the policies that created a loss of confidence to begin with, and now they are pledging to restore confidence by doing the exact same things. Simon Black
Louis Zingales provides a concise explanation of why Keynesianism is so popular, despite its theoretical and empirical failings: Keynesianism has conquered the hearts and minds of politicians and ordinary people alike because it provides a theoretical justification for irresponsible behaviour. Medical science has established that one or two glasses of wine per day are good for your long-term health, but [...]
Tom Sowell has an unusual ability to simplify the complex. This recent article does exactly that, cutting through government doublespeak and changing Orwellian “governmentese” into simple reality. As he notes, the obfuscation is necessary in order to try to fool you. When stated in simple English (reality), these policies would not be tolerated, even by the dullards amongst us. When [...]