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Thursday, February 24, 2011

I’ve heard it said that when the Democratic senators went from Wisconsin into Illinois, it raised the average IQ of both states.

And a hat tip to about 5 or 6 people who gave me this one.

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"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” - William Pitt

"Logic. There is little logic among the cultural elite, maybe because there is little omnipresent fear of job losses or the absence of money, and so arises a rather comfortable margin to indulge in nonsense." - Victor Davis Hanson

2 comments:

  1. As the striking members of the PATCO air traffic controllers union learned in 1981, higher wages and working conditions are for foreigners, not Americans. Ronald Reagan had nothing but praise for Solidarity in Poland (declaring that "the right to belong to a free trade union" was "one of the most elemental human rights").

    At the same time he was defending Polish workers Reagan fired all of America's 11,345 striking air traffic controllers and ordered their union decertified.

    All political systems are built on contradictions that eventually lead to their downfall. The U.S. relies on a whopping chasm between soaring rhetoric (freedom, democracy, individual rights) and brutish reality (preemptive war, supporting dictators, torture, spying on citizens)--a gap that is so wide and so glaring that it is amazing anyone ever takes the propaganda seriously.

    A recent report in The New York Times slathers on a rich quadruple serving of syrupy irony. The Obama Administration asked the CIA to prepare a secret memo about the revolutions in the Middle East, specifically analyzing "how to balance American strategic interests and the desire to avert broader instability against the democratic demands of the protesters."

    What, exactly, are those "strategic interests"? Business. Dictators cut sweetheart deals with big corporations that donate to the Democratic and the Republican parties.

    Democracy--real democracy, the kind people are fighting for in Bahrain and Madison, is incompatible with free-market capitalism.

    Obama's statement about the Arab autarchies is astonishingly tone deaf to realities here at home. "I think that the thing that will actually achieve stability in that region is if young people, if ordinary folks, end up feeling that there are pathways for them to feed their families, get a decent job, get an education, aspire to a better life," he said. "And the more steps these governments are taking to provide these avenues for mobility and opportunity, the more stable these countries are."

    Well, yes.

    According to a recent Bloomberg National poll, most American adults believe that their children will have worse lives than they do.

    At this writing the unemployment rate for recent college graduates is 80.3 percent.

    How will they pay their loans?

    The rate is even higher for other young adults.

    In a way, the unemployed and underemployed should thank Obama and the plutocrats he helps protect. The ruling classes' shortsighted refusal to give up some of the loot they've stolen will soon bring about the real changes Americans require and deserve.

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  2. Pretty nasty place, eh?

    Maybe you should move to Mexico??

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