30 November 2012

Words of Wisdom

or prophecy, take your pick....

so anyway, I sure wish I remembered where I found this:

“Everything which might cause doubt about the wisdom of the government or create discontent will be kept from the people. The basis of unfavorable comparisons with elsewhere, the knowledge of possible alternatives to the course actually taken, information which might suggest failure on the part of the government to live up to its promises or to take advantage of opportunities to improve conditions--all will be suppressed. There is consequently no field where the systematic control of information will not be practiced and uniformity of views not enforced.” 
--Friedrich A. von Hayek, The Road to Serfdom, 1943
I'm adding that quote to the sidebar once I decide where to put it.  As for where I found it, I haven't a clue.  See also, Blogroll (If you posted this on your blog yesterday let me know.  It's policy around here to only steal with attribution.)

One snippet of this quote caught my eye:
"...information which might suggest failure on the part of the government to live up to its promises or to take advantage of opportunities to improve conditions--all will be suppressed."
Park that little tidbit in the back of your mind until next Friday when the November unemployment numbers are published.  It would not surprise me in the least if the headlines next Friday read:

Great News, Comrades! The unemployment rate has decreased to 8.2%!

And the sheeple will buy it.  All they'll see is unemployment decreased.  Their next thought will be "What time is the game on?" or "Who's on Dancing with the Stars Vaguely Familiar?"

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24 November 2012


Ragin' Dave's title, it's appropriate 'cause I found the vid via his blog...

so anyway, more Whittle:
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23 November 2012

The Gods of Wisdom and Virtue

Whittle does poetry....who knew?

so anyway, Bill Whittle modernizes Kipling:
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22 November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

so anyway, Happy Thanksgiving.

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17 November 2012

What are the odds?

A serious question...

so anyway, do you think the progtards will start their efforts to repeal the 22nd Amendment before the 2014 mid-terms or after?

'cause it's not a question of "if"

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16 November 2012

IDF Tweets

Yes, yes they do....

so anyway, the IDF has been actively putting Israel's case front and center on the "social media" networks in this weeks version of the dust-up .  It almost makes me want to set up a Twitter account, just so I could "Like / Follow / BFF / whatev" the IDF.  (Long-time readers know that I'm not "social", nor do I "network". I had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to set up a LinkedIn account. But I digress....)

While I'm not going to un-pack all of the tweets that the IDF has posted, here are a couple of my favorites:

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13 November 2012



so anyway, Bill Whittle's latest Afterburner kicks several different kinds of ass:

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12 November 2012

True, that

Words of wisdom....

“The more government takes in taxes, the less incentive people have to work. What coal miner or assembly-line worker jumps at the offer of overtime when he knows Uncle Sam is going to take sixty percent or more of his extra pay? Any system that penalizes success and accomplishment is wrong. Any system that discourages work, discourages productivity, discourages economic progress, is wrong.” – Ronald Reagan
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08 November 2012

The Plan

going forward......

so anyway, I shamelessly stole this from Glenn Reynolds:

726 days until the mid-term elections...

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06 November 2012

TXTing michael moore

too good to be true?

so anyway, if you ever had a message for the Fat Fcuk from Flint, this may be your chance:
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Election Day 2012


so anyway, I had a rude awakening this morning at the polling place.  Usually, I get to the polls around 6:55 AM, grab my ballot, vote, and am back in the car by 7:05 AM.

Not today.

I arrived at the polling place at 6:50 AM, and took my place at the end of the line, I figured I was 200 or so back (turns out I was 183rd in line).  For a small (but tiny!) semi-rural suburb of The Peoples' Republik of AnnArbor, the turn-out was HUGE!

At one point, one of the election workers apologized for how slow the line was moving.  I replied "That's OK, I've been waiting for four years already, another hour isn't a big deal"

Go VOTE!!!!

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Stephen Green sums up the angst of the waiting; and also do go read his final wargaming of the electoral college


A time for choosing, indeed...
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02 November 2012


revenge is sought by losers....

so anyway, this afternoon the Obama campaign encouraged their faithful to "...vote for revenge..."

But that's not the way I'm voting:
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