Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Reagan, Fund, Mead, Churchill and more Quips & Quotes for 7/14/10

FARCE Watch! Three Million Jobs: Really? - Repeating numbers as often as they can won't make them true! Robert Barro of Harvard University has estimated that, even in the best-case senario, $1 of government spending will generate between $0.40 and $0.70 of economic growth, i.e., much less than the amount of growth that we would get if that dollar was invested privately. What’s more, if that dollar has previously been taxed out the economy, then the overall effect of $1 of government spending is a destruction of $1.10 of economic growth. Not exactly the rosy projections that Romer is touting today. (And Barro is not alone. Even the most optimistic projections of the economic effect of government spending never display such numbers. Never.)

AMBUSH Watch! Surprise.. surprise! Under ObamaCare, abortions will, in fact, be covered! All that hoopla about signing an executive order to placate the Stupak Democrats, was what we suspected all along. Obama lied.

RAAAACIST! The National Association for the Advancement of Coddled People: Question the timing of the tea party-demonizing resolution? You bet. The NAACP’s man at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. finds himself radically out of step with the American mainstream in the lead-up to the 2010 midterms. He sent his wife to the convention to re-establish White House racial authenticity at a time when increasing numbers of minorities are now as fed up with massive debt, usurpation of individual liberties, corruption in Washington and chaos on the border as everyone else… It’s a black hole bonanza. Cue the distraction: RAAAACIST! Read more…

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” - Ronald Reagan

Looks like the illegal votes of felons made Al Franken the winner of the 2008 Minnesota Senate election: Ever since Mr. Franken was declared the victor, the conservative watchdog group Minnesota Majority has combed through records comparing lists of those who voted with criminal rap sheets. It found that at least 289 convicted felons voted in Minneapolis's Hennepin County, the state's largest, and another 52 voted illegally in St. Paul's Ramsey County, the state's second largest. Dan McGrath, head of Minnesota Majority, says that only conclusive matches were included in the group's totals. The number of felons voting in those two counties alone exceeds Mr. Franken's victory margin. . . .

The Uncertainty Principle - Dodd-Frank will require at least 243 new federal rule-makings. [ The only thing certain is that this will require more corruptocrats to make and flub even more rules! – JS ]

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead

Hizb ut Tahrir and the End of Capitalism - Khilafah is on the horizon!  Unfortunately, what we kafirs think is irrelevant. What matters is that the zealots of Hizb ut Tahrir believe in the inevitability of their sharia utopia as unwaveringly as we believe the sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning – and they are acting on it with more passionate conviction than most complacent, blasé Western youth of today are capable of generating. HT sees Western capitalism, especially under Obama, as verging on implosion, and Western culture as hopelessly weak and decadent. And that leaves the Islamist true believers poised to emerge triumphant. As the conference promo proclaims; “The time is ripe. The Ummah is ready. Khilafah is on the horizon.”

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." Winston Churchill