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Saturday, April 23. 2011
It's Will's birthday. 447th.
Raise a pint to celebrate today, my little Shakespearian collegiate pupette!
Brief, at IBD: Faith And Freedom
View from the Dems: Is America still a serious nation?
Is it serious to continue going into hock to the Chinese?
It's always Amateur Hour in Noko
Morning Jay: Memo to the Media: Obama Is Not Popular!
He will always be popular in Medialand.
Jurassic President - Obama's preserved in the amber of an echo chamber where the romanticized version of the 1930s, seen through the new-age gauze of the 1970s, is paradise.
As we have always contended here, the Left are dinosaurs and the myth of the omniscient State is dead. Defunct. An ex-myth. Gone to the choir invisible.
Surber: Public flunks Obama
Commentary: The Reality of Campus Anti-Semitism
More about the Boeing story
The Lefties often express thoughts about killing, suppressing or censoring those with whom they disagree. Ideology is their Jihad. At Maggie's, we enjoy having our ideas challenged. We welcome fact-based disagreement, but not emotional rants.
He would have done so much sooner, had he been a regular reader of Maggie's. Bastiat's The Law is part of our canon.
Good piece at FP about why Obama seems foreign. A quote:
de Rugy's The Truth About Taxes and Redistribution -Do the rich pay their fair share?
The "rich" won't work for nothing. If you take too much of their compensation for their efforts, they just retire, cut back on work, invest in munis, or give their money away. One interesting fact in her essay is that the "rich," as measured by income, are not the same people from one year to another in the US. We have high income mobility here.
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Re: Global Warming
Yes, and the Wadden Sea is basically a mud flat. We got a lot of those along the East Coast of the United States.
"The word wad is Dutch for "mud flat" (Low German and German: Watt, Danish: Vade). The area is typified by extensive tidal mud flats, deeper tidal trenches (tidal creeks) and the islands that are contained within this, a region continually contested by land and sea. The landscape has been formed for a great part by storm tides in the 10th to 14th centuries, overflowing and carrying away former peat land behind the coastal dunes. The present islands are a remnant of the former coastal dunes."
SAVE THE MUD FLATS!!!
I also love the way Hogh's introduction to his book - "We all know that climate change melts glaciers and shifts sea levels." Ah - well no we don't because that was debunked a couple of years back.
You really have to wonder who they think they are kidding.
Don't feel badly that Ace doesn't read Maggie's Farm. One of the many long running jokes at his place is that he doesn't read his own posts.
President Obama is the culmination of a century of foreign infiltration already in place.
The Mudboy sounds foreign because he be foreign born and educated in muhammadan deen.
There just ain't anything especially American about the foreigner in the White House..
Bastiat has changed the way I view government. I used to see it as crony capitalism and a kind of acceptable corruption. After reading The Law I see it as an evil that must be contained. Our fatigue and apathy towards government will only embolden those whose desire it has always been to control the whole purse.
I have begun to believe that our situation resembles the Arab nations where the illiterate are manipulated and spent on the plans of power mad clerics. Only here it is our humanist/progressive betters that direct the civically illiterate. People who who are oblivious of the Magna Carta and the Federalist Papers mock the informed as unreasoned uneducated rabble. We have work to do.
I followed the link Oh Brother… Media Pushes Global Warming Climate Change Junk Science Book on Endangered Places and got to Gateway Pundit, which excerpted from the Yahoo piece.
And I quote from Gateway quoting from Yahoo:
Increased flooding from Amazonian rivers also threatens the world’s largest estuary Rio de la Plata, where coastal capitals Buenos Aires and Montevideo sit,where coastal capitals Buenos Aires and Montevideo sit. It’s also the natural habitat of threatened species like sea turtles, the rare La Plata dolphin, and the croaker, a drum-fish that croaks like a frog.
My response to that quote:
How can increased flooding from Amazonian rivers threaten Buenos Aires and Montevideo, which are thousands of miles from where the Amazon River empties into the sea and are not part of the Amazon River basin?
Dr. M., I would suggest a change in your blockquote instructions.
You have: [q..=text ][/q...], where "q..." stands for "quote. I have modified this. Instead of having "text" inside the first bracket,"text" is between the two brackets: quote= ]text[/quote, or [q...=]text[/q...]
Here I have "Will this work?" under the Maggie's Farm instructions.
QUOTE Will this work?:
Here I have "Will this work?" under my modified instructions.
Will this work?
Meself took to Will never fearing when a woman not unlike Ms Young required he be read and that aloud in some high school class, forsooth.
re: The Truth About Taxes. Here is an interesting factoid I saw today on M. J. Perry's blog, Carpe Diem: between 1979 and 2007, the top marginal federal income tax rate has HALVED from 70% to 35%, while the percentage of total income taxes borne by the top 1% of tax returns has more than DOUBLED from 18% to 39%. So, what does this and the other statistics tell us about who is not paying their fair share? To me it looks as if its the group of free loading whiners at the bottom of the income scale who are getting off easy. And don't try to fudge the issue by citing the regressiveness of payroll taxes as an excuse. SS and Medicare and TDI and state unemployment taxes fund personal benefits that are returned to the worker, either as insurance benefits or forced savings for retirement. They do not directly fund general federal or state government operations the way income taxes do.
So me suppose yall think someone is payin' FAIR and ought too.
Yall be regressive and promoting class envy.
Ain't nothin' FAIR about income tax.