Monday, July 21, 2014

How does America rate today?

George Washington said: “…And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion…”


Benjamin Franklin said: “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.  As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”


And Abraham Lincoln thought that without a foundation in the 10 Commandments - a government could not rule properly.


How does America rate today?

Saturday, July 19, 2014


Friday, July 18, 2014



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

a man who has lied and dissembled, and a man who has crawled

“I do not describe the democratic politician at his inordinate worst; I describe him as he is encountered in the full sunshine of normalcy.”


From H.L. Mencken’s 1926 book, Notes on Democracy:

He is a man who has lied and dissembled, and a man who has crawled.  He knows the taste of the boot-polish.  He has suffered kicks in the tonneau of his pantaloons.  He has taken orders from his superiors in knavery and he has wooed and flattered his inferiors in sense.  His public life is an endless series of evasions and false pretenses.  He is willing to embrace any issue, however idiotic, that will get him votes, and he is willing to sacrifice any principle, however sound, that will lose them for him.  I do not describe the democratic politician at his inordinate worst; I describe him as he is encountered in the full sunshine of normalcy.  He may be, on the one hand, a cross-roads idler striving to get into the State Legislature by grace of the local mortgage-sharks and evangelical clergy, or he may be, on the other hand, the President of the United States.  It is almost an axiom that no man may make a career in politics in the Republic without stooping to such ignobility.




The essence of free markets is good-good exchanges, or what I like to think of as seduction. Exchanges of this sort are featured by the proposition: “I’ll do something good for you if you do something good for me.” Game theorists recognize this as a positive-sum game—a transaction where both parties, in their own estimation, are better off as a result. When I go to my grocer and offer him the following proposition: If you do something good for me—give me that gallon of milk—I’ll do something good for you—give you three dollars. As a result, I am better off because I valued the milk more than I valued the three dollars and he is better off because he valued the three dollars more than he valued the gallon of milk.

Of course there’s another type of exchange not typically, voluntarily entered into, namely good-bad exchanges, or what we might call rape. An example of that kind of exchange would be where I approached my grocer with a pistol, telling him that if he didn’t do something good for me (give me that gallon of milk) I’d do something bad to him: blow his brains out. Clearly, I would be better off, but he would be worse off. Game theorists call that a zero-sum game. That’s the case where in order for one person to be better off, of necessity the other must be worse off. Zero-sum games are transactions mostly initiated by thieves and governments, both are involved in what is euphemistically called income redistribution. The only difference is one does it under the color of the law and the other doesn’t.

Monday, July 07, 2014

“Hope and Change” in the Tradition of the ‘Big Lie’

“Hope and Change” in the Tradition of the ‘Big Lie’

            “The crowd will succeed in remembering only the simplest concepts repeated a thousand times.”  Do  you remember “hope & change” repeated endless times in  Obama’s campaign? Whose advice did Obama follow? Wise as it is down the ages?  Hitler’s!  Yep. The first quote is Hitler’s.  Don’t you think that “Drill, baby drill” could have worked for us Republicans in 2008?  Even the double entendre possibilities were precious & endless.   Ce le guerre, Obama won…   

Wednesday, July 02, 2014


IT’S BASICALLY THE ACADEMIC ESTABLISHMENT LAUNDERING CONTRIBUTIONS FOR AN ALLY: WaPo: At time of austerity, eight universities spent top dollar on Hillary Clinton speeches. “In one previously undisclosed transaction, the University of Connecticut — which just raised tuition by 6.5 percent — paid $251,250 for Clinton to speak on campus in April. Other examples include $300,000 to address UCLA in March and $225,000 for a speech scheduled to occur in October at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.”



“Middle-class families can't wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff...So sue me. As long as they're doing nothing, I'm not going to apologize for trying to do something.”

n        Barack Obama appeared to taunt Republicans yesterday for a lawsuit that House Speaker John Boehner has threatened to file to challenge the U.S. president's use of executive authority.

Saturday, June 28, 2014


From: "Galassi, Sandra" <>
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2014 6:31:30 AM
Subject: A Pastor with Guts
 A Pastor with GUTS!
 Thought you might enjoy this interesting
 prayer given in Kansas at
 the opening session of their Senate. It seems
 prayer still upsets some
 people.. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open
 the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard: 
 Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask
 your forgiveness and to seek your direction and 
 guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those 
 who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we
 have done. 
 We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed
 our values.
 We have exploited the poor and called it
 the lottery. 
 We have rewarded laziness and called it
 We have killed our unborn and called  it
 We have shot abortionists and called  it
 We have neglected to discipline our
 children and called it building self esteem..
 We have abused power and called it 
 We have coveted our neighbor's possessions
 and called it ambition. 
 We have polluted the air with profanity and
 pornography and called it freedom of expression. 
 We have ridiculed the time-honored values
 of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. 
 Search  us, Oh, God, and know our hearts
 today;  cleanse us from every sin and set us free. 
 The response was immediate. A number of
 legislators walked out during the prayer in
 protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian
 Church,  where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than
 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls
 responding negatively. The church is now receiving
 international requests for copies of this prayer
 from India , Africa and Korea .
 Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on
 his radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,'and
 received a larger response to this program than any  
 other he has ever aired. 

 With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep
 over our nation and wholeheartedly become our
 desire so that we again can be called 'one nation
 under God.' 
 If possible, please pass this prayer on to
 your friends. 'If you don't stand for something,
 you  will fall for everything.'
 Think about this: If you forward this
 prayer to everyone on your
 e-mail list, in less than 30 days it would be
 heard by the world.
 How many people in your address book will  
 not receive this you have the guts to pass it on?
Sybil Roodenburg
 Haliburton Highlands Toastmasters Club 1456253