Benjamin Franklin, We Need You!

Over the years, Franklin had been developing a social outlook that, in its mixture of liberal, populist and conservative ideas, would become one archetype of American middle-class philosophy. He exalted hard work, individual enterprise, frugality and self-reliance. On the other hand, he also pushed for civic cooperation, social compassion, and voluntary community improvement schemes. He was equally distrustful of the elite and the rabble, of ceding power to the well-born establishment or to … [Read more...]

Health Care Propaganda Rocks! – UPDATED

Earlier today I posted the latest USSR-inspired art project coming at us by The Capitalists Who Are Eager For You To Obey, and lamented my lack of artistic skills, which prevent me from spoofery.Comes to the rescue, reader Brian Johnson. Ta-dah!Brian has come through for me, before. I may have to put him on payroll!UPDATE: Beyond the propaganda, Some Have Hats links to some of the highlights of the Health Care Bill:Pg 22 of the HC Bill mandates the Government will audit books of all … [Read more...]

PropaBamaGanda – UPDATED

Well, Ted Kennedy won't have them destroying his pristine view of Nantucket Sound, but The Capitalists Who Are Eager For You To Obey are busy selling these posters, 2 at a clip, hoping people will paper the nation with the latest USSR-flavored Propaganda Poster, so that you and I will see these windfans, wherever we turn. (Thanks to Philaver and Larwyn)The People's Cube couldn't spoof it betterYes, you can buy it at a place called (I'm not kidding, you can google it) "The OBEY Store." As … [Read more...]

Obamacare: Kennedy lives; Grandma dies – UPDATED

Is Is Euthanasia Included in National ‘Health Care’ Reform?Not explicity, but you may well infer it.Found at Red State via Glenn Reynolds.Let’s back up for a minute. I noted some time ago Jay Rockefeller went on record to say that at some point the government has to decide whether or not you are allowed to receive any more medical benefits if the cost outweighs the potential benefits.This is, of course, about Obama's health care bill, which he is strenuously, if rather shrilly ("the time … [Read more...]

Science Czars & Healthcare; When Life is devalued…UPDATED

President Obama's plans are to appoint 32 Czars within his administration. These are people about whom Congress does not advise or consent, and about whom the press is conveniently incurious. So far, the press thinks they're all just brilliant and they have no problem with a president appointing 32 Czars accountable only to him.Whadda you think of that? You comfortable knowing that these "czars" escape serious but are given some rather potent power with little oversight?I mean, come … [Read more...]

Our freezing summer makes me gripe

It's freezing here; we can't swim, can't have the windows open. Every day is cold. It just convinces me more than ever that solar flares (or the lack of them) have more to do with the ever-changing climate of planet earth.And more resentful of policies, programs and restrictions put in our way, in service to the hoo-hah of Mr. Gore. And why this ticks me off, too. And this. And why not, anymore?I am most seriously unhappy today.The prescient satirical genius of Paddy ChayefskyIn … [Read more...]

Obama: the Opposite of America

I had this awful feeling, a few months into Obama's presidency, that he had no wish to lead the nation, but to rule it. One of his minions (I can't remember who, sorry) had actually used the phrase "when Obama rules" prior to his inauguration, but I'd excused it as a misspeak. Now, I am not so sure.In five years of blogging, I have never called a president by anything but his name or his title. I have booted people who have tried to call past or current presidents by foul nicknames. … [Read more...]

This government wants to run health care

Offered without comment. Just go over and watch, and imagine these bureaucrats in charge of health care.Props to Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson, of Florida, who seems quite properly appalled. … [Read more...]

Hobbit Houses, Worship, Misogynists & more

I'm finding it very difficult to concentrate with a houseful today, so here are some quick-and-unrelated things you may have missed - stick with it, I know there are some things below which will inspire you:"Prime Minister, how much more clearly do we have to speak, before you understand us?"Wait for the reading of Dr. Seuss at the end.What we're seeing in England is that huge government spending, high taxation and socialist policies don't work. Why are we bringing them here?Could … [Read more...]

Huge Friday Linkaround

I so much wanted to do a podcast of morning prayer, but time got away from me. Will try to get a podcast up for Vespers, this afternoon. Meanwhile, this may keep you reading into tomorrow.For your linkaround, first let me talk about me, me, me; Yesterday's Daily article on the murder of George Tiller, and the musings of some Christians as to whether Bonehoeffer made a case for such a terrible killing, garnered many comments, a few of which suggested the commenter had not read the thing, a … [Read more...]


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