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Thursday, March 12. 2009
A Mr. Free Marketesque wave of a fine cigar to all of the sites that linked with Bruce Kesler's excellent and well-researched post on ObamaCare here. Light one up for the cause of freedom and choice in medical treatment, with our thanks.
We do want to get those facts out there because in a DC health care debate we will be the recipients of many self-serving and emotionally-manipulative lies and scare tactics.
Our Editor and I have had an email discussion about Kesler's post. Sad to say, we agree that the facts often play a minor role in politics because Lefty politics is all about accumulating State power. Their term is "by all means necessary." Of course, that means removing notions of freedom, free choice, and self-reliance from all of their political equations. It isn't even discussed.
Except for abortion (which is arguably a political issue of self-determination but not, of course, for the tiny new life that is snuffed out), have you ever heard a single Dem or Lefty argument for more freedom, more independence, and less State power over the individual person? Or his/her hard-earned money?
Here at Maggie's, we tend to believe in the virtues of freedom and self-reliance for most, and the human tragedy of dependency only for those unfortunates who require it. That's the only way to build people with strong spirits. The only "universal" things we want from the Feds are protection from foreign enemies and law-enforcement.
(We should note that our blog friend Shrinkwrapped posted a simultaneous and fine piece on the same subject: Preparing for the "Healthcare Reform in the United States" Debate: Beware of GIGO)
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She could've showed em: Leonore Annenberg passed away yesterday. She had great, quiet, personal courage in a time when that was not allowed of women. After being the wife of the Ambassador to UK (during Nixon presidency), she then went on to a more important professional role, a role she executed with great skill--that of Director of WH protocol. You can bet your little booties she never would have given a basket of unusable CD to a man with one eye! Too bad the WH's blind self absorption cannot make room for a professional like this on their staff.
I don't believe it was a matter of not knowing proper protocol , the clowns knew exactly what they were doing.
They wanted to show disdain to the country that supported Bush.
When Obama is having tea with the Queen (while at the G-20 summit) she plans to present him with a family size pack of watermelon seed, a mess of fresh collard greens,and a jar of pickled pig feet.
jester~, our Queen really gets around, from the Barbie convention in Piss Pot, MI to having tea with The Anointed One.
If I were to add black eyed peas, and fried chicken to the Queen's list would that make me a Racist? Cause I love all them foods that you mentioned, including the ones I added.
I get sooo confused on the topic of race. : )
I get confewsd, too, Jappy. What if Queen Elizabef has black people serving at the big dinner? If I was one 'o them black people serving, I would snap-to in my white wig and livery and let the horns toot for attention and then say with my British accent, "Your Highniss? Shall I let them eat cake?" I'd wait for dessert time first, of course. Oh, man, I would have a time not laffin so it's good I'm not a server at the Royal Palace.
you would never be picked to serve at that fancy high tea, 'cause you might be sampling them tasty pig feets 'fore hand and it always gives you gas something terrible. Den every time you bent over they would be wiping tears and waving they arms all around... wondering where all dat smelly soot would be coming from. Then Mr Barry would say,"Sho is warm in dis crib, Rastus why don't you crack that window over there."
I can see your big 0 gapped toothed grin now..
Call me Mr. Beaver, Jes.
I jes be puttin wun 'o dem whoopee cushions undre de Queen.
Got DANG, dat be funny! Haw Haw Haw. Sho nuff, no soot be flyin owt her, doncha kno, bro.
You're an ass, Jester. Gapped toothed... that's how I imagine you, oddly. Take your insults and stuff them where the sun don't shine. Cleverness doesn't hide crudeness. Asshole.
I get cold chills, too, thinking about them laughing at us. The only one I hope gets the last laugh is Netanyahu. I doubt they're laughing at us in Israel - more like weeping..... But not for long, I hope.
It's all so embarrassing I can't stand it.
Israel , especially under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu has never been too concerned about world opinion.
Iran's, Mr. Dinnerjacket might do well to remember that the US will not abandon The Holy land even if there is a Muslim in the White House.
Gee... that sounds just like Leag. Are you two friends?
Do the facts matter at all, sweetheart?
The Muhammadan in the White House has concern for Islamic interests in the Holy Land.
That includes the maintenance of the Abomination of Desolation which stands where it ought not, the Mosque of Omar.
That puts Washington on a colision course with the righteous in the earth who stand foursquare against the Islamofacists in the White House and out.
"Do the facts matter at all, sweetheart?
Without becoming too intense....
Facts do indeed matter. The Jewish Lobby is a fact . Christians who make up a majority not only in DC but also in US, who believe that the Jews are God's chosen people is a fact.
"puts Washington on a colision course with the righteous"
P.S. I blush when you call be sweetheart..but it's kinda nice.
"It's all so embarrassing I can't stand it".
a simple statement, but what other words could express the agony of watching our country being disassembled.
Someone said : "Don't let anyone steal your joy" .
By all means Mr. Beaver,
and you can call me by my first name Court, or you can call me C.J. ...or you can call me Betty but you doesn't have to call me
Y'all so clever... I'd hardly call you anything at all. Cept clown. One of them scary ones... til they take the makeup off... and the true madness shows.
When have lefties encouraged policies of greater personal freedom? When they have tried to get us to take the lesser liberties of drug abuse and sexual promiscuity while removing the greater liberties like running a successful business. When they have encouraged the freedom to behave foolishly and then worked to make those who live responsibly pick up the tab.
I am in favor of maximum personal liberty, both the great liberties and the lesser liberties. I think we have to also make people take the results when they exercise their liberties and the results are bad.
Somehow I have a feeling that Queen Elizabeth will 'sort out' Obama at the G-20 summit when he has the arrogance and unwisdom to be rude to her. She's been taking people down a peg, justifiably, for quite some years now. It's kind of a royal prerogative. And he'll be blinking and thinking "what just happened here?" the way Murphy Brown used to say.
You know what would be awful - If the Obamas didn't know they were slighted. That's possible. Someone would have to tell The President of the United States of American that The Queen of England slighted him..... Oh, UGH. Too embarrassing.
Meta: do you mean like when the Russian guy told Hillary that the word on her joke button was not "restart" as she had intended but rather translated from the Russian into English meant "overcharge". Ha ha ha. At first I thought it was an American state dept. staffer that messed up Hillary's little joke, but then after thinking some on the subject of etymology (sp?) I realized the Russian guy was one step ahead of all of them! Tch, tch, tch. Geez Louise I get a cold shiver when I try to think how guys like the Putin, the Chinese delegation, andAhmindebad (sp?) and even Netanyahu are thinking about Hillary "it's my turn" Clinton!