Time for Thorns

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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.

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October 17, 2008 at 4:58 am

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We’re catching on…

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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.

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April 19, 2014 at 10:03 am

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Earth cousin found?

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NASA’s Kepler mission  has found  an exo-planet in the so-called Goldilocks Zone which might  be capable  of supporting life.   Kepler has now found over 900 planets,  so congratulations to NASA for another p iece of fine work.

 

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April 18, 2014 at 11:57 pm

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A dent in Dodd-Frank…

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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.

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April 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

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Post Office folly…

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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?

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April 17, 2014 at 11:52 pm

The best Bond?

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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?

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April 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

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Fair share?

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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.

The well-phrased thoughts of some others on the subject are  here  and  here and  here.

 

 

 

 

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April 16, 2014 at 11:41 pm

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CBO issues dire debt warning…

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The Congressional Budget Office  is warning,  yet again, that His Oneness and the Democrats are spending us into fiscal oblivion.   Are the American people listening?   Do they care?   Do they have even a glimmer of understanding?

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April 16, 2014 at 10:20 am

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