Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Quote for the Day

"Public affairs go on pretty much as usual: perpetual chicanery and rather more personal abuse than there used to be..." -- John Adams

Can Anyone Say SPIN?

It has been some time since the story about the American Marie Antoinette broke, but this is the best that the spin doctors in Washington can come up with.  Give me a break!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Quote for the Day

"[T]he people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it." -- Samuel Adams

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Quote for the Day

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." -- author Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

Let Them Eat Cake

In a year that "counted unemployment" (those that are still on the register as receiving benefits and are still looking for employment) hovers around 10% overall and for certain ethnic group pushes around 16% [source], we continue to here the Obama's talking about sacrifice.  He has even had the audacity to say that he and Michelle, "not that far removed from what most Americans are going through."  Yet if my count is correct President Obama had something like four(4) vacations during the month of July, and Mrs. Obama is currently jet setting herself and several close friends to ritzy resorts in Spain at this very moment. 

In January, President Obama insisted that "everybody in the country is going to have to sacrifice something, accept change for the greater good. Everybody is going to have to give. Everybody is going to have to have some skin in the game."

If sacrifice is the precursor to change, what will the family that ran on change offer up? Elitist doublespeak won't cut it. [source]

Monday, August 2, 2010

Quote for the Day

"[W]ith respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age..." -- Thomas Jefferson

Federal Government Can Do Most Anything!?

I just can't wait to see what they will do next.