This read will take awhile, but is definitely worth it!
Archive for March, 2010
Posted by liloladenvers on March 19, 2010
It’s a free country – at least, it used to be.
From another blog:
“Remember that little expression? “It’s a free country!” Remember when that was a common response to these petty tyrannies? Remember when any time anybody tried to tell you what you could and could not do we didn’t just whimper and apologize we used to turn to them and say, “Who died and made you king? This is a free country! I’ll do what I damn well please!”
Does this matter? Yes it does. Because freedom of action and personal responsibility are welded together, two sides of the same coin. When we are free to do as we please we become the kind of independent, self-reliant people who will step up in emergencies. And when we surrender our will to other people who live to tell us what to do, we then become dependent on being told what to do all the time.”
When conservatives (or pseudo-conservatives) had the White House, the House and the Senate, liberals freaked every day about how we were taking away all of their freedoms. Between the Patriot Act and the definition of marriage we were evil wicked bad people who were trying to stop the free exercise of personal freedom.
It is fascinating that they don’t see the hypocrisy in the strictures they are and have been putting on us all. Between environmentalists who think it’s more important to save a little fish than to water the food that will feed millions, and fat police who want to ban trans-fats and salt, politicians who think that the role of the federal government includes owning two automobile companies, a finance company ans several banks, and now a congress at the behest of the president that tells us that we MUST purchase health insurance and pay for the insurance of anyone who can’t afford it we have fewer and fewer freedoms every day!
Stand up! It’s a free country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Nancy on March 17, 2010
I wonder if Texas managed to include this in their recently-voted-upon curriculum?
Teach the children well. Facts, truth, honesty, integrity, responsibility, diligence, hard work, compassion – those things that jointly put the veneer of civilization on otherwise savage Man.
But what are our children learning from their surroundings now? That everything they do is wonderful? That everyone gets a trophy? That everyone “deserves” whatever they want? That it is the government’s responsibilty to give them what they want? That the end justifies the means? That Congress can shred the Constitution in pursuit of raw power?
Teach the children well, or they will live in a country very different from the one we grew up in.
Posted by Nancy on March 15, 2010
Then compare them to Detroit, the perfect laboratory for showing what their promises bring.
In a little over half a century this once-great city, with the highest per capita income of any major city in the country, has been reduced to ruins.
Posted by Nancy on March 12, 2010
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.
It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.
The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”
Quoted from an anonymous poster.
Posted by Nancy on March 10, 2010
Does the imbroglio over Toyota cars seem, well – a little over accelerated?
Have you had a nagging feeling that there was more to the story? That someone had a lot to gain from Toyota’s pain, and they were orchestrating this from backstage somewhere?
Fear not. Your instincts are alive and well.
“You are going to see an attack on Toyota that is unprecedented,” said Rome Aloise, a top Teamsters official.
Ah, the Teamsters. What could they stand to gain by destroying the credibility of non-unionized Toyota?
And by the way, you do remember that in 2009 Ford recalled 4.5 million vehicles for cruise control problems, compared to Toyota’s 4.8 million recalls? Right? If you don’t it must be because Ford’s problems got no play in the media. They are unionized and didn’t serve an agenda.
This is a long and wide-ranging article that lays out the timeline, the players, and the consequences. Read it, then go drive your Toyota and don’t worry about the gas pedal.