There are days for sunny morning walks in the garden, where dew-bejeweled roses release their fragrance on the light breeze.
These are not those days. These are days of harsh realities demanding sharp answers. This is now … time for thorns.
Rasmussen’s latest polls suggest that voters are waking up to the overbearing nightmare the federal government has become. The smartest of the bunch are the 37% who say they fear it. Too may are still sleeping, still choosing to believe that their government is a protector of their rights, rather than serial violator of them.
At last a judge has displayed some sanity and struck down one of the provisions Rep. Maxine Waters slipped into this execrable piece of legislation, ostensibly to protect the Congo. Never mind that having to confirm and report the provenance of two metals used in order to prove it did not originate in the Congo would have added billions to the cost of electronics. Now if many more provisions could be found stupid and senseless.
The United States Postal Service, which is already headed towards bankruptcy because of the insane benefits and pensions it allowed the unions to saddle it with, now wants to begin mining and selling private data gathered from personal mail sent from and received by Americans. So a service which doesn’t deliver mail any faster than the Pony Express did now wants to spend a fortune on a process it doesn’t understand, at which others are already light-years ahead. Gee, what could possibly go wrong with this business plan?
Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos take on the query and defend their choices. I’ve never been able to decide between Moore, Connery and Craig, because each brought different strengths to the role. What do you think?
Only 38% think the federal income system is fair, though there’s a wide variety of opinions on what should replace it. Shockingly, a lot of people thought they paid about the right amount in taxes.
Of course, only 53% of us pay any income taxes at all, so this chart will not make you feel any better.
The sole consolation is that we don’t get all the government we pay for because the government is so inefficient and incompetent and corrupt. Contemplate the horror if government had the efficiency of the Swiss.