Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Saturday, October 20, 2012
"As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm... "
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to add a $0.05 tax for each bullet and $25 for each firearm.
Does anyone actually believe the tax will reduce violence? The absurdity of the proposed tax could have come straight out of a Mel Brooks movie ...
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Liberty Manifesto (1993)
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
"Suppose the Navy Seals had gone in there and it hadn't been bin Laden ... Suppose they'd been captured or killed. The downside would have been horrible for him."
Really? Horrible for Obama? What about the downside for the aforementioned, hypothetically dead or captured Navy Seals? This isn't a quote taken out of context. It's the quote Obama chose to put into his own ad, supposedly demonstrating his 'courage'.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
"People are poor and people are left behind because they do not have access to the free enterprise system because something in their lives or in their community has denied them access to the free enterprise system. All over the world this truism is expressing itself every single day. Every nation on the Earth that embraces market economics and the free enterprise system is pulling millions of its people out of poverty. The free enterprise system creates prosperity, not denies it."
"... For those who met misfortune, that wasn’t our obligation to take care of them, that was the government’s job. And as government crowded out the institutions in our society that did these things traditionally, it weakened our people in a way that undermined our ability to maintain our prosperity."
"[The welfare system] has destroyed private charitable arrangements that are far more effective, far more compassionate, far more person-to-person in helping people who are really, for no fault of their own, in a disadvantaged situation.”
Friday, December 9, 2011
"But the odds of a dark-horse candidate or brokered convention will increase to the extent that any of the following conditions hold:
1a. Mr. Gingrich leads the delegate count, but does not have more than about 50 percent of delegates.
1b. Mr. Gingrich holds more than 50 percent of delegates but is involved in a significant gaffe or scandal at some point later in the campaign.
2a. Mr. Romney has performed poorly enough in the early states that he is no longer viable.
2b. Mr. Romney is viable but his unfavorability ratings have considerably increased to the point that he no longer qualifies as a consensus choice.
3. A factional candidate like Ron Paul holds 10 or 15 percent of the delegates.
All of these conditions seem plausible based on what we know right now, which is what leads me to believe that a brokered convention is plausible as well."
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
"If you want to put people in jail," he said, "you ought to start with Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and let's look at the politicians who created the environment, the politicians who profited from the environment, and the politicians who put this country in trouble."
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement has garnered another significant endorsement. The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, made a speech in Kermanshah on Wednesday that was broadcast live on Iranian TV. In the speech, Khamenei sympathized with the Occupy Wall Street protestors and its anti-capitalism goals, and proclaimed that the movement, “will grow so that it will bring down the capitalist system and the West.” The message of Occupy Wall Street has been embraced by a number of other prominent figures, including:1. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (link)
Monday, October 10, 2011
"I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point"