February 16, 2010

Week Links

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God: "And I'm going to keep it up until Al Gore cries 'Uncle'."

Great News: 5 Million Workers Exhaust Unemployment Benefits in June as Housing Market Melts Down With Added Bonus: Bush Tax Cuts Expire Soon

Three Qualifications of Sarah Palin for President: Constitutional: Born in the USA, on or before January 20, 1978. Practical: Bringing the cash to the party — motivating many, many others to write checks. And most important of all, Beneficial: Ready, willing and able to call the liberals out on their bullshit. -- House of Eratosthenes

"Intellectualism has become the readiness, willingness and ability to call dangerous things safe and safe things dangerous." -- Thomas Sowell

Asked and answered: Pro Commerce: The Greek problem "What is the Greek problem? The Greek government are freeloaders, trying to pay government employees more than the private market is willing to pay the government in taxes. The government supports its freeloaders by deficit spending."

Scoreboard: "Successful predictions by the warmistas, including every "scientist" who's ever signed onto the proposition: NONE." -- Poretto - Eternity Road

Quote of the week with a followup. Quote:

"Frankly, I don't know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we're number one. There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth'. The three of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of speech. You don't know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words." --columnist Burt Prelutsky

Followup: "How could he have mentioned the obnoxious California women in high office and excluded any mention of Maxine Waters ?" [HT: Morgan]

Wherein "lamb eggs" = lamb balls: Tasty, Nasty Bits

Include us out: Arizona Quits Climate Pact

Say what? Physicist Discovers How to Teleport Energy "There is a growing sense that the properties of the universe are best described not by the laws that govern matter but by the laws that govern information."

Iconic Photo: The Gang of Four and Mao's Funeral:Now you see his widow and her friends. Now you don't.

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Posted by Vanderleun at February 16, 2010 11:21 AM
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In Re: Iconic Photo.

American capitalism has produced John D. Rockefeller, Henry Clay Frick, and J.P. Morgan.

Communism has produced Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot.

Any questions on who wins the Body Count and Human Misery Olympics?

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 16, 2010 2:57 PM

Don't forget Carnegie.

Posted by: B. Durbin at February 16, 2010 3:26 PM

I don't forget Carnegie - or any others. I was just saying 'here are three, and here are three'

And if anyone wants to line up capitalists from 1860 to now, and Communists from 1860 to now, and look at the Body Count and Human Misery produced - the Communists still win the gold.

The capitalists just wanted money; the Communists just wanted that - and everything else in human society and life. Totalitarian.

Capitalism is just an economic system. Communism is a total governmental/economic/social system. The two are not the same. Not. The. Same.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at February 16, 2010 7:08 PM

I just meant that Carnegie is the classic example of a good capitalist— he made his, and used it to fund libraries and the arts.

Contrast that with those folk who fund death instead.

"The root of sin is when people start to think of other people as things."

Posted by: B. Durbin at February 17, 2010 12:57 PM

Contrast that with those folk who fund death instead. I just meant that Carnegie is the classic example of a good capitalist— he made his, and used it to fund libraries and the arts. "The root of sin is when people start to think of other people as things."

Posted by: JordanBoland at January 26, 2013 12:08 AM