We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The worst economic recovery since World War II that Obama and the Democrats midwifed has exposed the failure of the notion that the government can create economic growth and wealth rather than merely expropriating it from the creative and productive, and that centralized planning and regulating by “experts” can more efficiently allocate resources than the free market does. But more important is the underlying idea of progressivism that Obama’s policies is predicated on: Perfect justice, prosperity, and equality are possible if enlightened elites are given the power to organize and run society according to “scientific” knowledge about human nature and behavior. For two centuries this hubristic idea has led to failure, misery, and murder on a vast scale, yet progressives continue to increase government power in order to create this impossible utopia. Obamacare is just the latest iteration of this frequently demonstrated fallacy that complex human behavior, which reflects the unpredictable free will of millions of unique individuals, can be organized, controlled and regimented in order to achieve some dream-world utopia. That progressives still cling to this exploded idea despite the evidence of history and a disintegrating E.U. shows just how reactionary and blinkered they are.
Top 10 things - Oh, if it were so.... it would be quite a sight to see all of the MSM talking heads explode. Maher's, along with Schultz's would be worth the price of admission (maybe use those to downsize the National Debt...) and would probably implode...
Re, 'remember this?', here's paragraphs 2 and 3 of the article --for effect, i've copied 3 first, and 2 second:
"The bill repeals parts of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act and the 1956 Bank Holding Company Act to level the domestic playing field for United States financial companies and allow them to compete better in the evolving global financial marketplace.
''This legislation is truly historic,'' President Clinton told a packed audience of lawmakers and top financial regulators. ''We have done right by the American people.''
''We have done right by the American people.''
That's what Obama kept saying to Daily Caller's Neil Monroe, late last week, at the amnesty decree deeming presser. The one Monroe interrupted with a question as to that assertion.
'The American People' --a nice neat singular, just one great big person, really. With the two parties as the Greater and the Lesser insane cosmetic surgeons, chopping and slitting simultaneously, blood-spattered pneumatic botox pumps rattling and chugging overhead, competing hysterically to beautify the poor feller's body parts
The Top 10 Things President Romney Can Do: I posted the same suggestion here on MF a long time ago. By the time Romney is inaugurated next January, his transition team should have a full list of every Executive Order Obama has signed and, as I wrote before, with a single flourish of the pen he can and SHOULD void them all. What one president does by executive order rather than by law, another can undo just as swiftly and painlessly. What goes around, comes around.
Agent Cooper ... What an inspiring thought ... "What one President does by executive order rather than by law, another can undo just as swiftly and painlessly." That's so neat and quick, President Romney could probably undo six or eight of Obama's sappiest ideas before his first White House lunch.
And then the dark cloud hovering over us will begin to lift. I'm going to concentrate now on staying alive to see it.