HDR 146: Hey Barack – Stupid Is As Stupid Does
ALOHA, ALL! “I’m leaving it as I found it. Take it. It’s yours.” I saw “Atlas Shrugged” the other day – it’s amazing how a book published in 1957 was so prescient of what’s happening today. Think about it: when Ayn Rand wrote the book, America was booming. We were still in major growth mode after winning WWII, with all aspects of the economy growing. My Dad was a builder and even though I was quite young (not telling you my real age) I remember how he started with nothing and built a successful business (of course, later he pretty much lost it all – no government bailout for him, and he wouldn’t have taken it even if it had been offered.) Anyhow, the fact that Ayn Rand foresaw the nanny state we’re living in now is remarkable. Then again, Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum (her real name) grew up in Russia and saw first-hand what collectivism and statism can do. She abhorred them. She cherished individual rights, constitutionally limited government, and capitalism If you haven’t seen the movie, go. You can find out where it’s playing here: Atlas Shrugged Movie – The Official Atlas Shrugged Movie Web Site Here’s how it did its opening weekend: ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Earns $1.7 Million at Weekend Box Office – Common American Journal
As if on cue: Editorial: Even S&P Gets It: We’re Broke – Investors.com “Who needs a ratings agency to tell you bigger and bigger government threatens America? Catastrophe is just around the bend if President Obama and congressional Democrats are not stopped.” Precisely. We’ve gone from “stable” to “negative” for the first time since Pearl Harbor was bombed. Of course, 0bama’s minions immediately tried to dismiss the S&P’s warnings: “They are saying their political judgment is that over the next two years they didn’t see a political agreement to reduce long-term deficits,” Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “I don’t think that the S&P’s political judgment is right.” Really, Austan? And why on earth should we trust you?
WARNING: DON’T INTERRUPT HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS!! Barry gave an interview to a Texas news reporter a couple of days ago. Let’s just say the interviewer was asking some questions Barry didn’t like (thanks to Scott for the link):
In contrast, these politicians were ready, willing and able. Politicans including Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor and others came face-to-face with both 0bama & McCain voters, answering their questions. If you didn’t see this on Fox News, here’s a link to the entire segment – it’s worth watching! Frank Luntz: The American people vs politicians – Common American Journal No hissy fits here, like we saw with “The One.” Just straight talk and direct answers.
POOP (Particulars of 0bama’s Presidency): Remember the much touted “Cash for Clunkers” program? Cash for Clunkers Results Finally In: Taxpayers Paid $24,000 per Vehicle Sold, Reports Edmunds.com — Edmunds.com “Our research indicates that without the Cash for Clunkers program, many customers would not have traded in an old vehicle when making a new purchase,” Edmunds.com Senior Analyst David Tompkins, PhD told AutoObserver.com. “That may give some credence to the environmental claims, but unfortunately the economic claims have been rendered quite weak.” (Thanks to hubby for the link.)
So THAT’S the problem! Absurdity: Detroit’s Mayor has 48 City Unions to Deal With | THE UNION LABEL “As things stand the city has 8,000 active employees but is stuck with a legacy cost of 22,000 retired workers. Because of this, fully 30% of Detroit’s budget is going to retirees’ pension benefits.” Who is John Galt??????
Hey Kids in NY – Big Brother is looking out for you! Classic kids games like kickball deemed unsafe by state in effort to increase summer camp regulation “State bureaucrats have identified a potentially deadly hazard facing our children this summer – freeze tag. That’s right, officials have decided the age-old street game – along with Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball – poses a “significant risk of injury. And classics like Capture the Flag, Steal the Bacon and Red Rover are also deemed dangerous in new state regulations for day camps.” Wow – how did we ever survive riding in cars without seat belts, drinking from garden hoses, playing in the woods or down at the creek, and shooting each other with toy guns? And those evil Happy Meals?????? Wake up, people.
Final Thought: “I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism; and I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows.” Ayn Rand
Happy Passover to all my Jewish HDR readers – God bless you!
GOD BLESS AMERICA – PASS THIS ON – REMEMBER IN 2012!!