WELCOME! This blog consists mostly of common sense responses to happenings (news articles, political events, etc) that just cry out for someone to say "WHOA! Hang on a second, here!" Too many people get away with just inventing their own facts as they bull-rush their way through an argument. Unless you're dodging a taxicab or sidestepping a falling gargoyle, it's usually wise to take what time is available to evaluate and apply actual common sense. Good, old wisdom. It is, of course, my opinion, but I'll try to show why I think it's factual. Thomas Paine said, "To argue with someone who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ... but I argue with drunks, egomaniacs, anti-gun Statists, Socialist/Keynesians and climate-fraud peddlers, too.
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Sunday, September 9, 2012
A CONTRIBUTION from a friend...
My friend James shared this with me. Its great and its brief, and time is still pressing. I have hundreds of pages of incomplete (or now obsolete) drafts. So James' article gets to carry the day. James got it from his Dad (obviously an insightful and wise family!) They got it from an unknown source, so this is attributed...
"The folks who are getting free stuff, don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.
The folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop, and the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!
Now... The people who are forcing the people to pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff, that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff, are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.
So... The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff, and giving them the free stuff in the first place.
We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.
Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason? The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.
Thomas Jefferson said it best: 'The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.' "
Just an old guy, not so very smart, but been around the block & fairly observant; able to operate the sense God gave me...
[NOTE: the "education" is what I do here, now. "Law enforcement" is what I actually used to do, along with 'mentoring'. Warrior is what I am and have been]
Visit the Official Atlas Shrugged Movie Web Site!
See the trailers, find theaters in your area, DEMAND IT SHOWN IN A THEATER IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
SophosArcheus knows of several people who have driven up to 3 hours to see it on the first day and they pronounced it, "well worth the time and expense -- just for the outstanding acting, cinematography and dramatic plot".