QUOTES

Published February 21, 2014 by herb7734

When you put a big tax on something, the people will produce less of it.

Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as much as possible, the need for its existence.

One of the traditional methods of imposing statism on a people is by way of medicine.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.

–All of the above by Ronald Reagan

When governments interfere with ownership rights and limit profits in the name of benefitting humanity, the result is to deter innovation, development and production. — Douglas Sitter

The government is the only vessel that leaks from the top. — James Reston

Government is too big and important to be left to politicians. — Chester Bowles

The end move in politics is to pick up a gun — Buckminster Fuller

Comments On Recent Events

Published February 10, 2014 by herb7734

NBC did a squishy, fawning description of Russia, for the benefit, I guess, of those attending and viewing the Olympics. They did briefly mention that it was a Marxist-Leninist totalitarian state under Stalin that from 1917 to 1991 slaughtered tens of millions of people. I guess that killing millions doesn’t count for much when you’re hosting athletic games.

President Obama has bypassed congress by issuing executive orders concerning Obamacare and Immigration Reform. His authority to do so is constitutionally questionable, but despite this he continues to usurp the authority of congress. Bob Schieffer of ABC News seems to opine that the GOP is merely being petty by bringing this point up. In my opinion the GOP has not been forceful enough. Circumventing the Constitution is no petty matter. 

At the annual National Prayer Breakfast President Obama said that promoting religious freedom (is) a key part of U.S. foreign policy. Of course, he failed to mention his administration’s intolerance toward a religion that abhors birth control or abortion, and its intransigence toward modification of laws for its benefit. Its not as if the Catholic faith is some little sect in Burnt Stump Arkansas.

Black History Month

Published February 9, 2014 by herb7734

I just read an article by Lloyd Marcus, a Black Conservative. It got me thinking — an always dangerous enterprise. He stated that Black History Month could also be known as “Hate America Month.” Every negative occurrence that ever happened in this country between Blacks and Whites seems to be dredged up and repeated ad nauseam. It is a matter of exploiting race to further the liberal, progressive agenda. Why not, instead, celebrate black achievements and history. There are many examples that could be shown of great men and women who were black. But, let’s look at one recent one, whom the people behind BHM would never select because his political stance is different from theirs.

Herman Cain was (and still is) a successful business man who was appointed by Pillsbury to head up their Godfather’s Pizza chain. He went on to become CEO of the National Restaurant Association and an outspoken political voice. He is an excellent role model, but will never be shown as such by the black community because of political agendas. Instead, we get a “role model” whose national career is marked by unprecedented lies and scandals, yet fear of racial prejudice labeling prevents honest coverage and fear of speaking out. Fear of race — a great method for silencing opposition.

Mr. Marcus supplies us with an excellent example that could overcome the PC police and the race exploiters. If we could only interact like Star Trek’s crew of the Enterprise. Races living together without race being an issue. Is that too much to ask?

 

A Few Random Thoughts

Published February 8, 2014 by herb7734

The truth about boating: People waste time, effort and money on all kinds of things that don’t make sense — when by owning a boat one can consolidate and waste them on one thing.

The wheels of progress are turned by cranks.

Men and nations tend to act rationally, but only when all other possibilities have been exhausted.

How To Understand The US Economy: Massive expenditures obscure the evidence of bad judgment.

The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.

 

Who Is Really Genocidal?

Published February 6, 2014 by herb7734

The USA and Israel are often accused by both the UN and media groups sympathetic to The Muslim Brotherhood and similar groups of mass killings and genocide. It is ridiculous on the face of it. Just as a reminder, here are a few of the REAL mass killers of just the 20th century.

Mao Ze Dong: 30 million during the “Cultural Revolutrion” bringing a total of over 50 million.

Stalin: Killed 500,000 Ukranians plus 7 million in the gulag purges.

Adolph Hitler: Killed 12 million in concentration camps, plus 3 million Russian POEs.

Leopold od Belgium: Killed 8 million in Africa (1908)

Hideki Tojo: Killed 5 million civilians. (1941 – 44)

Ismail Enver: (Ottoman Turkey)Killed 1.2 million Armenians, 1 million Greeks. (1915 – 20)

Pol Pot: Killed 1.7 million of his own people. (1975-79)

Kim Il Sung: (North Korea) Killed 1.6 million (1948 – 94)

If we go into the 21st century, there are a lot of new mass murderers to record. As a whole, much of human civilization isn’t very civilized. To accuse two of the few nations who are not responsible is almost funny if it weren’t so sad.

News That Makes Me Mad

Published February 6, 2014 by herb7734

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

Students at Fort Collins High School were not allowed, during Spirit Week to celebrate a day honoring America because “it might offend non-Americans.”

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

The CBO says that Obamacare will kill over 2 million jobs by 2017.

FROM THE NEW YORK POST

A Tennessee woman who has Lupus lost her health care because the insurer couldn’t comply with the new rules. Upon going into the exchange, her cost will rise from $57 per month to $6,000 per year.

THE DETROIT NEWS

Detroit’s massive bankruptcy has cost the city $13.5 million in legal fees so far. Much more to come.

 

CAPITALISM

Published January 30, 2014 by herb7734

Capitalism seems to be a word that even conservatives are afraid to utter.It has been impugned so often by so many that people seem to shy away from it so they won’t seem to be monsters, idiots, or ignoramuses. But, if you are willing to agree with me that freedom is essential for a human being to lead a happy life, then Capitalism is the only possible way to go.Let’s start off by defining it: Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individualrights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.

The only way that Capitalism can work is with the elimination of physical forcein human relationships;rights can be violated only by means of physical force.That means, no man or group of men can initiate the use of physical force against others. The only function of government in such a society, is the task of protecting men’s rights, i.e. the task protecting him from physical force; the government acts as the agent of man’s right of self-defense, and may use force in retaliation against those who initiate its use.

Then, there is Capitalism as an economic system. It is an economic system in which the means of production are privately held. The other prevalent economic systems are socialism/communism, and fascism/Nazism. in socialism, the means of production are held and fully controlled by the state. In fascism, the means of production are privately held , but controlled by the state through regulation. There are various mixtures of these systems leading to a confusing mish-mash of  economics that work the same way a dog chasing its tail would. In the case of the USA, we have devolved into a mixed economy, part free and part controlled. A sort of capital-fascist state in which the two systems fight one another causing progress stagnation. The more one part of the mix prevails the less stagnation there will be. The only question is, should the free part prevail or the regulated part prevail? Food for thought.

 

DOGS

Published January 29, 2014 by herb7734

When I’m without a dog, I think that I could never own one. They are such a responsibility. You have to walk them, pick up after them, feed them, bring them to the vet, wash them, clip their paw nails, make sure the get exercise, and give them a comfortable home. But then, I get a dog anyway. Then I realize that I forgot how much joy it brings me. My dog’s funny quirks. The way it follows me around and then plunks all 30 pounds in my lap. The hilarious way she looks sleeping on her back with her head lolling over the edge of the sofa and her paws pointing in four different directions. When she goes all “wild-dog” on me playing with her favorite toy. Just looking at her makes me smile. There’s no price you can pay for that. If dogs don’t go to heaven, I don’t want to be there either.

The Wisconsin “Miracle”

Published January 25, 2014 by herb7734

Here’s news you won’t find in the lamestream media:

Since Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has applied conservative policies the state has had a $912 million surplus. Even more amazing is that he is turning it into a rebate to the people in the form of a tax cut. You may remember that Walker who governs a liberal democrat state, was targeted for removal twice and his personal life and integerity were impugned. His toughness has paid off and his strtegy is working.