Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Gelded Age - Oh what a tangled web we weave...

Mark Steyn:
"It’s hardly worth batting an eyelid over equine welfare queens. It’s a mere drop in the mountain of federal horse manure. But, in their own poignant way, the mustangs are almost too apt a symbol of where we’re all headed. The old west has been succeeded by the new California, in which a bloated government bureaucracy rides herd on the ever more emaciated workhorses of the private sector. And as California goes — and it’s going, going, gone — so goes the nation."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

A second one may be nesessary...

Myron Magnet:
"It’s worth recalling that when the Founding Fathers led the American colonists in revolt against British oppression, they weren’t rebelling against torture on the rack or being chained in galleys or having to let aristocrats deflower their daughters. They were rebelling against taxes. To them, having to pay duties they hadn’t voted for themselves was a tyrannical taking of property—theft—and, in true Lockean fashion, they concluded that since government exists to protect life, liberty, and property, a regime that does the opposite renders itself illegitimate."

That George Bush sure tried to grab power....

"Back in 1993, Hillary Clinton led the secretive Health Care Task Force, which attempted to create legislation to seize the health care system and put it under government control. It was rightly defeated then. But as radical of a plan as that was, what we're facing now with Barack Obama's desire for control makes Hillary's attempt look like a simple resolution to honor the Boy Scouts."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

1% is just fine....

Nearly all my professors are Democrats. Isn't that a problem?:
"The University of Oregon (UO), where I study journalism, invested millions annually in a diversity program that explicitly included 'political affiliation' as a component. Yet, out of the 111 registered Oregon voters in the departments of journalism, law, political science, economics, and sociology, there were only two registered Republicans."

Monday, July 13, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Megan McArdle:
"How can Democrats control 60% of the Senate, and still be unable to get a goddamn cloture vote?"