Saturday, November 11, 2006

Veterans Day Thanks

Thanks to all the men and women who:

Accustomed us to ever-increasing government interference in and control over our lives;
Taught us that servility to our leaders and blind obedience to orders, not independent and critical thought, are the true hallmarks of citizenship;
That socialism really does work;
That social engineering really does work;
That deficits, taxes, institutionalized lying, and social breakdown can be patriotic;
That martial glory trumps all laws of God and man;
That Power is self-justifying;
That there is no practical or moral distinction between men and women;
That Rosie the Riveter is better than June Cleaver;
That it does take a village to raise a child, when Mom and Dad both are at the front;
That War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength.

Happy Veterans Day!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

(Un)Happy Anniversary

Ngo Dinh Diem, First President of the Republic of Vietnam, 1955 - 1963. Elected in rigged referendum ("won" 98% of the vote) backed by the United States government.

November 2, 1963: Deposed and murdered in military coup backed by the United States government.
Maybe we can send ATF after them?

Military fails to properly track hundreds of thousands of weapons in Iraq

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Samuel Was An Optimist

This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the Lord will not answer you in that day.
-- 1 Samuel 8:11–18

Our new rulers send our sons and daughters to the front. They content themselves not with a tenth of our incomes, or even the feudal liege lord's one-third, but currently confiscate and squander over one-half of what we earn and say it's not enough.

Worst of all, the Lord does not answer our cries for relief because we do not make them. The right consider these oppressions patriotic (warfare) while the left deem them compassionate (welfare).

Thus do we trade away our birthright: Esau, at least, got some lentils out of the deal!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

NRA Strikes Again!

"Defenders Of Freedom" wallow in state-worship at annual meeting.
Left Homeless By Affordable Housing

I've been trying to find a senior apartment complex for my mother. We don't need assisted living or anything like that; she just wants a place where she's near other people her age.

Unfortunately, she was a bit too frugal and prudent during her income-earning years. All the retirement housing here in Santa Clara County seems to be tied up in the market distortion known as "affordable housing." Mom has too much retirement income to qualify for any of them.

Chalk up another victory for government intervention.