Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Quote for the Day

"The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." Cicero 55 BC

Another Obama Plant

Thanks to the folks over at for this jewel. Just click on the link and read all about Obama's latest plant.

State Motto's of Original 13 Colonies

Massachusetts: By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty (Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem)

The state motto of Rhode Island: "Hope"

Connecticut: "He who is transplanted still sustains" (Qui transtulit sustinet)

New Hampshire: Live free or die

New York: Excelsior (Ever Upward)

Delaware: "Liberty and Independence"

New Jersey: "Liberty and Prosperity"

Pennsylvania: "Virtue, Liberty, and Independence"

Virginia: "Thus Always to Tyrants" (Sic Semper Tyrannis)

Maryland: "Fatti maschil, Parole femine" (loosely translated as Manly deeds, Womanly words)

North Carolina: No original state motto the only one the the original 13 colonies without one.

South Carolina: While I breathe, I hope (Dum Spiro Spero)

Georgia: Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation

Bold words from bold men during the times that America won its independence. What words would be picked now? The words used then were not used lightly, they meant something and still should. The American people need to start understanding and living up to the legacy that brave men fought for and we should all start honoring that legacy.


It's here, it's finally here. Oh well not really anything to get excited about unless your a statist.

"In 2009, Cost of Government Day falls on August 12. That means, working people must toil 224 days out of the year just to meet all costs imposed by government. In other words, the cost of government consumes 61.34 percent of national income." [link]

Nothing quite like actually seeing how much of your hard earned money the government actually takes by force to make you nauseous is there?