Go, Pelosi, Go!

You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, you go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in. But we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.

Nancy Pelosi in a press conference on January 28, 2010

You go, girl. You’re doing more damage to your party than the Republicans could ever hope for. I fully support your right to open your mouth and spew as much nonsense as you can if it means you won’t be sitting in that seat next January.

To Put Things In Perspective

I don’t always agree with Glenn Beck — more often than not, he’s a real kook. But he’s always entertaining and gave an analogy that really puts things in perspective…

Assume you have an individual who makes $50K a year. That individual ran up $300,000 in credit card debt last year. So s/he goes to the bank and says “look, I know my spending got way out of hand last year, but I’m going to make you a deal. Next year, I’ll cap my spending to $300,000. And to sweeten the pot, here’s $210 towards what I spent last year”.

Do the math people! That’s the equivalent of what Obama’s trying to do when he says he wants to freeze 17% of the federal budget at last year’s level.

Wishing Scott Brown all the best on January 19

The libs whined that they couldn’t get anything done with the conservatives in power. They still whine that they were burdened with the damage done by eight years of Bush, even though they were in power during the last two of those years.

They wanted control of the house and we gave it to them — three years ago. They wanted 60 Senate seats and we gave them that too. And they’ve accomplished exactly what?

I hope Brown beats the pants off Coakley. I don’t care whether he gets anything done. I just want him to keep the Dems from doing more of what they’ve done.

Socialism 101

Someone sent me this in an email. It couldn’t be simpler…

An economics teacher made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had once failed an entire class. That class had insisted that President Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The teacher then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little. The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the teacher told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

Class over. Any questions?

Thought For The Day

My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the world around me, the better company I am for myself.

— Noel Coward, 1901-1973