Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hope you had a great day

Hope your Valentine's Day went really well. We went to the Valentine's Banquet that the church has each year, and it was at a restaurant out in Freeport. I opted for the grilled catfish & shrimp. The cole slaw was FANTASTIC! The catfish was good, but the shrimp wasn't that great. I've had better before. They were kind of bland, and their cocktail sauce had very little horseradish in it. But for catfish & cole slaw, the place is great.

I was going through "my clippings" on my kindle - here is a piece from 'Liberalism is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions' by Michael Savage:

In the end, your tolerance of the intolerable is actually a reflection of your loss of clarity; your tolerance of virtually everything and your "anything goes" attitude is not a mark of liberalism, it's a mark of the degeneration of your ability to judge anything.

But this is also a good bit:

Universal health-care is a carrion call for the bottom-feeders out there who think I owe them a living. They think I owe them health-care, housing, a car, a chicken in every pot, and pot for every chicken! What gives them the right to reach into my pocket for a handout? I owe you nothing. I don't owe you housing, I don't owe you a job, and I don't owe you health-care. That is what Marxists have promised from the beginning of the Bolshevik Revolution. Sure, I might see a needy guy struggling to make it and choose to help him. But that's my decision.

That's from "The Enemy Within: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Schools, Faith, and Military" also by Michael Savage.

From Godey's Lady's Book, Vol 42, January 1851, I found this:

Song of the stars: E. Pluribus Unum -"many in one". A national song by Thomas S. Donoho

The world, with delight,
Looks up to the starry blue banner of night,
In its many-blent glory rejoicing to see
AMERICA'S motto--the pride of the Free!


Our standard forever!
Woe, woe to the heart that would dare to dissever!
Shine, Liberty's Stars! your dominion increase--
A guide in the batthel, a blessing in peace!


And thus be, at last,
From land unto land our broad banner cast,
Till its Stars, like the stars of the sky, be unfurled,
In beauty and glory, embracing the world!

From "The Soul of Man under Socialism", by Oscar Wilde

The fact is, that the public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.

From the Communist Manifesto (marx & engels):

Nevertheless in the most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable:

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all right of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of teh State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of teh soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c., &c.

Gee..the above sounds like what democrats have done, and want to do!

Here is a couple of bits from Dr. Laura (great advice!)

If you wish to stay together, commit to being your best dream, not your worst nightmare.

Before you speak, think first about whether or not this will add to happiness and peace. Better still, cut your communication 15 percent, and fill the other 85 percent of the time with touching a hand, offering a cup of coffee, a neck rub, a hug, a sweet compliment, and so forth. Remember -- TALK IS CHEAP and ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS...unless, of course, the words are mean or lies.

Steward Machine Co., v. Collector of Internal Revenue, 301 U.S. 548 (may 24, 1947). McReynolds expressed the enumerated powers principle when he wrote, "I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for making the Federal Government the great almoner of public charity throughout the United States. . . Can it be controverted that the great mass of the business of Government -- that involved in the social relations, the internal arrangements of the body politic, the mental and moral culture of men, the development of local resources of wealth, the punishment of crimes in general, the preservation of order, the relief of the needy or otherwise unfortunate members of society -- did in practice remain with the States; that none of these objects of local concern are by the Constitution expressly or impliedly prohibited to the States, and that none of them are by any express language of the Constitution transferred to the United States? Can it be claimed that any of these functions of local administration and legislation are vested in the Federal Government by any implication? I have never found anything in the Constitution which is susceptible of such a construction. No one of the enumerated powers touches the subject, or has even a remote analogy to it."

Here's a bit from "The Prettiest Snake in Hell", by D.J. Connolly (I highly recommend this book! it's slick willie's adventures in hell)

"The obama is venomous. But his bite won't kill you; it will just make you stupid."

From "The Virtue of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand:

Every achievement of man is a value in itself, but it is also a stepping-stone to greater achievements and values. Life is growth; not to move forward, is to fall backward; life remains life, only so long as it advances. Every step upward opens to man a wider range of action and achievement -- and creates the need for that action and achievement. There is no final, permanent "plateau".

From "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism", by Kevin Williamson

"The point of public education is, and always has been, to make members of the public better and more productive servants of the state -- and it is therefore unsurprising that socialists have taken up the cause.

And thus I come to the end of snippets of my clippings. There are many more, that are good, but it would take quite a bit of space to put them all here. Hope you enjoy things that I found interesting out of books I've read/am in the process of reading.

I'm in the middle of "Liberal Fascism", by Jonah Goldberg; "Sophisms of the Protectionists", by Frederick Bastiat; "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley; "Socialism: an Economic and Sociological Analysis", by Ludwig von Mises; Stealing from Each Other: How the Welfare State Robs Americans of Money and Spirit", by Edgar K. Browning; The Politicall Incorrect Guide to Socialism, by Kevin Williamson; "Basic Economics, 4th ed." by Thomas Sowell; and "Democracy in America, vol. 1" by Alexis de Toqueville.

and of course, a smattering of "The Prettiest Snake in Hell" for some fun.

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