"The presidency is about more than balancing the budget and sparking the entrepreneurs of America to create wealth. It’s about not just navigating international relations but ensuring that the flow of freedom is channeled in the right direction. We’ll need not only the Reagan Recovery in the economy, but the Reagan Resoluteness in regards to international relations. President Ronald Reagan traveled to Berlin in 1987 to give a speech at the Brandenburg Gate. Tensions were high between the United States and the Soviet Union, but instead of placating the communists, Reagan upped the ante. Reagan provided clear language regarding whom he felt had ‘won the war’ and what must come next. There is ‘one great and inescapable conclusion,’ Reagan said. ‘Freedom leads to prosperity. Freedom replaces the ancient hatreds among the nations with comity and peace. Freedom is the victor.’" –columnist Jackie Gingrich Cushman
"I, for one, resent it when a representative of the people refers to you and me, the free men and women of this country, as ‘the masses.’ This is a term we haven’t applied to ourselves in America. But beyond that, ‘the full power of centralized government’ — this was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don’t control things. A government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose." —Ronald Reagan
"When fiscally conservative tea party activists held protests over the past two years, they filed for all the required permits and paid for their own power. Occupy Boston, by contrast, neither sought nor obtained any proper permits at any level, according to the Boston Globe. Instead, city and park officials have been cowed into providing them gratis electricity and camp space lest there be ‘conflict.’ Many of these occupiers are primarily occupied as paid rent-a-mobsters for unions, left-wing think tanks and the radical Working Families Party. While one collective hand soaks the taxpayers, the other hand is busy soliciting free stuff. Occupy Los Angeles activists took to Skype on their laptops to solicit donations of iPhones and iPads. Occupy Wall Street members on Twitter organized an ongoing ‘#needsoftheoccupiers’ drive for everything from batteries and tarps to ‘gently used’ coats and sweaters, wool socks, sleeping bags and energy bars. Occupy Austin organizers publicized their wish list, including a free barbecue grill, portable toilets, extension cords, a Bobcat forestry cutter for clearing brush and network cameras for a livestream. These are not principled advocates of fiscal responsibility. They are professional freeloaders." –columnist Michelle Malkin
What do you think?
The English language has some wonderfully anthropomorphic collective nouns for the various groups of animals.
We are all familiar with a
Herd of cows,
a Flock of chickens,
a School of fish
and a Gaggle of geese.
However, less widely known is:
a Pride of lions,
a Murder of crows
(as well as their cousins the rooks and ravens),
an Exaltation of doves
and, presumably because they look so wise:
a Parliament of owls.
Now consider a group of Baboons.
They are the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates.
And what is the proper collective noun for a group of baboons?
Believe it or not ……. a Congress!
A CONGRESS OF BABOONS!
I guess that pretty much explains the things that come out of Washington !
You just can’t make this stuff up.
Go green – Recycle Congress in 2012 !!!
Ummm we be missin’ sompin….
Yeah, blanks, and any competent handyman can make them real again..
Geessshhhh…Scary out there…
So be prepared..
Short week for some…
2nd to last Ripley trip and am done with State Patrol EMR refresher training for this fall…
Another 500 plus Troopers…..Some are okay, some are just………N/C!!
Start the trauma section with my NHCC EMR class. They did well in last weeks Mid Term. All passed..
Fleet Farm, Gander Mountain stops needed….ammo resupply, scope for shotgun…New shotgun??
Maybe Cabela’s also as some reloading components are needed..
And more range time this weekend!!!
Kind of bleh right now…Diabetes is the suxor…
Yeah sometimes I do something with my blog roll.
Today Snowflakes in Hell….Has left us…