Some critics say Arizona’s law is unconstitutional because the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of “equal protection of the laws” prevents the government from basing action on the basis of race. Liberals, however, cannot comfortably make this argument because they support racial set-asides in government contracting, racial preferences in college admissions, racial gerrymandering of legislative districts and other aspects of a racial spoils system. Although liberals are appalled by racial profiling, some seem to think vocational profiling (police officers are insensitive incompetents) is merely intellectual efficiency, as is state profiling (Arizonans are xenophobic).
Archive for ◊ April, 2010 ◊
It always seems a little crazy when the anti-abortion folks talk about the sanctity of life, yet they rationalize the killing of abortion doctors. … Well, here is an updated version of modern hypocrisy: The pro-abortion folks declaring “It’s my body, my choice”…
“We have women in the military, but they don’t put us in the front lines. They don’t know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, ‘You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms’.” – Elayne Boosler
My family hates it when I call “you-know-who” a Manchurian Marxist Moslem. However, I stand by my position that Obama is the most corrupt President since I’ve been old enough to vote. This man operates with impunity when manipulating the citizens of this country.
All you have to do is review his efforts over the last 18 months: his involvement with former Illinois Governor Blagojevich; his relationship with convicted felon Tony Rezko; his embracing of America’s enemies in deference to our allies; his misleading statements about the cost of Obamacare; the manipulation of government-owned General Motors; and his attempt to take further government control of Wall Street.
During my lifetime, there have been plenty of other Presidents with questionable ethics (e.g., Richard Nixon), but they were all “manipulation amateurs” compared to Mr. O’bama.
How much can the American public tolerate?
A very interesting article from Jonah Goldberg about Socialism and Capitalism. A few excerpts:
If by “capitalist” you mean someone who cares more about his own profit than yours; if you mean someone who cares more about providing for his family than providing for yours; if you mean someone who trusts that he is a better caretaker of his own interests and desires than a bureaucrat he’s never met, often in a city he’s never been to: then we are all capitalists. Because, by that standard, capitalism isn’t some far-off theory about the allocation of capital; it is a commonsense description of what motivates pretty much all human beings everywhere.
At the end of the day, it is entirely natural for humans to work the system — any system — for their own betterment, whatever kind of system that may be. That’s why the black-market economy of the Soviet Union might have in fact been bigger than the official socialist economy. That is why devoted socialists worked the bureaucracy to get the best homes, get their kids into the best schools, and provide their families with the best food, clothes, and amenities they could
Socialism is a system based upon an assumption about human nature that simply isn’t true. I can design a perfect canine community in which dogs never chase squirrels or groom their nether regions in an indelicate manner. But the moment I take that idea from the drawing board to the real world, I will discover that I cannot get dogs to behave against their nature.
To be sure, a free-market society is in some sense a government program. The government must prosecute criminality, enforce contracts, and demand that the rules be observed. Few lovers of free markets are so laissez-faire as to want to strip the government of its role as referee.
Recently, Obama announced that he is going to work to cut 100 million dollars of spending out of the federal budget… This is a great 1.5 minute video that does a nice job explaining Obamanomics in the context of that decision (click the link below)
Thanks to Mr. Imwalle
No nursing home for me. I’m checking into the Holiday Inn!
With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and feeble. I have already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it’s $49.23 per night. That leaves $138.77 a day for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in any restaurant I want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies. Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer-dryer, etc… Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.
$5 worth of tips a day will have the entire staff scrambling to help you. They treat you like a customer, not a patient. There is a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free. The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp).
For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there. While you’re at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.
It takes months to get into decent nursing homes.. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today. And you are not stuck in one place forever, you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city. Want to see Hawaii? They have a Holiday Inn there too. TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem. They fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.
The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are ok. If not, they will call the undertaker or an ambulance. If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.
And no worries about visits from family. They will always be glad to find you, and probably check in for a few days mini-vacation. The grand kids can use the pool. What more can you ask for?
Hat tip to Slick
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I feel that things are going best for the country when Congress is not in session… they can’t be making more inane laws and legislating their version of morality.