Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

So Much To Do, So Little Time...

Still working 10-12 hour days.  Lots going on out in the real world, and no time to analyze and write about any of it. 

Nobody shows for a "Climate Change Rally" in  Washington.  The snark and schadenfreude just ache to be written.

Obamacare's implementation of a 30-hour "full time" workweek has spawned an "unintended consequence" - hour cuts to avoid having to provide health care.  "Unintended" my ass.  Everyone who saw that provision KNEW what the result would be.  But the White House says there's no there, there.  In other Obamacare news, first there was the delay of planned Medicare cuts, then delay of the "employer mandate" for companies with 50 or more employees, and now the cap on out-of-pocket expenses has been delayed by proclamation.  And they're still telling us that our premiums will go down.

A rodeo clown gets "lifetime ban" for un-PC political speech, and calls for "federal involvement" are raised. 

Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his wife get jail sentences, and CBS doesn't find his party affiliation newsworthy.  (Hey, the New York Times put it in the first SENTENCE of their story.)

The Federal Government is still running at a loss, but the National Debt has remained at $16,699,396,000,000 since last month.  Truly, if a private business was run like the .gov, it would be shut down in thirty seconds and every officer would be sitting in prison alongside Rep. Jackson, Jr.  And the regular media has nothing to say about this accounting sleight-of-hand, I guess because "the right people" are in charge.

In other money news, apparently while the Fed can create money electronically with ease, the Mint can't actually PRINT money worth a damn.

Egypt is coming apart at the seams.  Syria isn't doing any better.  Or Iraq.  That "smart diplomacy" sure is working wonders, no?

Still no motion from the media on IRS-Gate, Bengazi-Gate, or any of the other myriad Obama scandals.  Of course not!  He's not George W. Bush!

Yeesh.  Maybe I should be happy that I've got three more weeks of  busting my ass at work, and at least another month when I get back from Reno.

Please enjoy yourself in the comments and the archives, and a BIG thank you to reader John Hardin who has been making MASSIVE efforts to make available the old JS-Kit/Echo comment threads for a lot of the older posts, like this one.  Thank you, John.  It's much appreciated, and if I'm ever in your neck of the woods, I owe you a beer or twelve.

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