Monday, September 27, 2010

About Being Dead Dog Tired

I'm coaching football for the next month and a quarter, so don't expect much of consequence in the meantime. (At least now I have an excuse.)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

About Tax Cuts Without Spending Cuts

Tax cuts are a great idea if they correspond with spending cuts. As long as the government keeps spending, the tax cuts are to us as a mirage is to a thirsty man wandering the desert.

Ask yourself, from where does the money spent come? If not from taxes now then it is from taxes later or inflation. Taxes later is no better than taxes now, and inflating the currency is bad all around.

But promoting tax cuts wins votes because most voters are stupid. In the end, Democracy screws us all just the same. Men like Ron Paul are the exception. Oh but if we had a few dozen more like him.

"Dr. No" was coined as a pejorative, but it rings like a compliment.

Let's "End the Fed" but not stop there.

Friday, September 17, 2010

About Government Aid

I recently heard that more Americans than ever are receiving government aid. How's that for a gentle euphemism? What it should read is that more Americans than ever are living off the labor of fewer Americans than ever.

Newsflash: It's not government aid. It's welfare. But "welfare" is itself little more than a euphemism for good old fashioned redistribution, the kind promoted by such visionaries as Lenin and Mao.

Before you suggest that Lenin and Mao had ideas that looked good on paper (as most ignorant people state when they describe communism), look at what their ideas brought to this earth: the most repressive, depressive, and aggressive governments ever established. Stalin followed Lenin, and Stalin made Hitler look like Mr. Rogers.

I thought that the 13th Amendment settled the issue of people living off of others' work. Such is called slavery, and the idea that anyone is due another's property without compensation is more akin to slavery than a mere analogy.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are becoming slaves to the state. The U.S. government earns no money. What it pays it takes from its productive people. It does not ask for their productivity. It takes it.

We are becoming a country of slaves. Maybe now you'll read Hayek's The Road to Serfdom.

Read it. Think about the news.

The men and women in Washington are either in on the scam (e.g. Pelosi) or too damn stupid to get it. Dr. Ron Paul may be the only exception. You can infer this merely by how disliked he is amongst his congressional peers.

It's nearing time to side not with he who promises to fix the system but with he who promises to bring down the system.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

About an Old Friend

I recently reunited with an old friend via Facebook. There was a time (if you can imagine) when my forceful assertion of opinions rather irked him. He says that he has mellowed, but we'll only know after he's perused this site's archives.

FYI: He's a smart son of a gun, so if he becomes a frequent reader and commenter, this site will only get better!

About Human Rights and Islam

Islam is a religion of peace that has spread by the sword and composes the most tyrannical nations on the face of the earth. Adultery leads to a divorce in most countries, but in countries run according to Islamic law it leads to execution by stoning (e.g. Nigeria and Iran).

The defenders of Islam need to step up right now and repudiate its archaic traditions. A woman is not a man's property, and her fidelity should not be a matter of the state's concern.

Either Islam is peaceful and its many followers are wrong, or it is not peaceful and every word about it's supposedly peaceful message is a load of crap.

I'm sick of hearing how the religion is distorted by a radical few while pretty much every country dominated by Muslims is repressive of the most basic human rights.

If I'm wrong, then I invite opposition. If I'm not wrong, then you must accept my conclusion that Islam is not a peaceful religion.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

About Soldiers in Germany

Why do we still have soldiers in Germany? I suppose that I understand Okinawa--as a springboard in case of trouble in Korea, but we spend billions to keep soldiers in Germany. Really?

As long as we've got Hasselhoff, we don't have to worry.

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