Friday, November 28, 2008
But it is also a message from Terror Central to US president-elect Barack Obama.
During the US presidential campaign, Joe Biden said that the US's enemies would challenge Obama in the first months of his presidency. Biden's prediction has come true sooner than even he expected.
- Greg Sheridan, The Australian (link here)
Did Obama get the message?
Thursday, November 27, 2008
- Ann Coulter (link here)
Another dead center hit on the target.
And humorous too.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
- NY Times (link here)
Good quote and an accurate assessment.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
As the CFO of a business that employees 140 people, I have resigned myself to the fact that Barrack Obama is our next President, and that our taxes and government fees will increase in a BIG way. To compensate for these increases, I figure that our customers will have to see an increase in our prices of about 8%. However, since we cannot increase prices right now due to the dismal state of our economy, we will have to lay off six of our employees instead. This has really been eating at me, as we believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who will have to go. So, this is what I did. I walked through our parking lot and found 6 Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. These folks wanted change; I gave it to them.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
- Debbie Schlussel (link here)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Last week, you see, California voters passed an initiative denying recognition to same-sex marriages. This overturned an earlier ruling from the state Supreme Court legalizing those unions. The vote was hardly a surprise; surely there is nothing in politics easier than to rouse a majority of voters against the ''threat'' of gay people being treated like people.
But African Americans were crucial to the passage of the bill, supporting it by a margin of better than two to one. To anyone familiar with the deep strain of social conservatism that runs through the black electorate, this is not surprising either. It is, however, starkly disappointing. Moreover, it leaves me wondering for the umpteenth time how people who have known so much of oppression can turn around and oppress.
- Leonard Pitts, Jr./Miami Herald (link here)
Apples and oranges?
Monday, November 10, 2008
- Debbie Schlussel (link here)
Saturday, November 08, 2008
- Gov. Palin, referring to McCain campaign aides, quoted by the NY Times (link here)
I agree with Gov. Palin 100%.
Those aides should be identified and excluded from any future Republican campaign.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
- Jed Babbin, Human Events (link here)
A somewhat optimistic view.
- NY Times (link here)
This might lead cynics to question whether Obama was ever serious about "new politics" in the first place.
- NY Times editorial (link here)
Too much democracy for the far-left newspaper.
- Star Tribune (link here)
Franken lost fair and square.
What makes the recount any more accurate than the original count?
And I would never underestimate the ability of the Franken campaign to engage in chicanery during the recount.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
- Babe Ruth, quoted on The Manbottle Library (link here)
- Bobby Eberle, GOPUSA (link here)
Of course. No surprise here. This is why liberals love Obama.
We have lived here and voted for 24 years, and it was the longest line I have waited in so far.
Maybe it was the "sales tax increase" and "leaf burning ban" referendums that caused the heavy turnout.
- NY Times (link here)
I am surprised that the s0-called experts are surprised by this.
Anyone with an IQ over 30 knows that liberals are sour-faced grinchy people who always see the glass as half-empty.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. 'Since you are all such good customers, he said, 'I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?' They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.
The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.
'I only got a dollar out of the $20', declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,' but he got $10!'
'Yeah, that's right', exclaimed the fifth man. 'I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!'
'That's true!!' shouted the seventh man. 'Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!'
'Wait a minute,' yelled the first four men in unison. 'We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!'
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.
The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, University of Georgia
For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, who's hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his bid to be our president.
The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Obama is a 'Post Turtle''.
The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. 'You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, and he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there to begin with'.