-- F.A. Hayak
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
If you do, then you'll understand why, within the first month after the law was passed, 33 companies (including McDonald's, Aetna, etc.,) applied for a waiver that would allow them to continue offering low-cost health-care to their hourly workers and other entry-level employees -- 33 waivers!!!!
111 waivers and the year isn't over yet!!!
What are we to make of a policy, enacted into law, that permits the well-connected or the influential to avoid the stringencies of ObamaCare?
UPDATE: Of that the list among the 111 waivers granted so far are a substantial number of unions
Sunday, November 14, 2010
When thirteen-year old Cody Alicea rides his bike to school he…
"…flies the flag of the
Well, a few days before Veteran's Day he was told by officials at
My God, what has this country become? Criminals, terrorists, and bullies threaten us and our children and our first reaction from those institutions established to protect us is to restrict us – the victims of those thugs. Just like all this TSA stuff.
I have a suggestion – first go after the bullies! Superintendent Parraz should have said, "If anyone touches a hair on that kid's head I will see that he is punished and punished hard. I will personally kick you out of school and have you prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
On the day after the election of Barck Obama to the Presidency, Stephen Den Beste published an article, Not The End of the World. Here are 3 of the introductory paragraphs.
I think this election is going to be a "coming of age" moment for a lot of people. They say, "Be careful what you wish for" and a lot of people got their wish yesterday.
And now they're bound to be disappointed. Not even Jesus could satisfy all the expectations of Obama's most vocal supporters, or fulfill all the promises Obama has made.
I think Obama is going to turn out to be the worst president since Carter, and for the same reason: good intentions do not guarantee good results. Idealists often stub their toes on the wayward rocks of reality, and fall on their faces. And the world doesn't respond to benign behavior benignly.
Read the whole article because Den Beste end's on a hopeful, albeit realistice note.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Yesterday, Sarah Palin issued a call for a return to a monetary policy whose objectives would serve the goal of a stable dollar. As it stand, the current monetary policy proposal under Obama and Bernanke is designed to shore up the faltering economy by injecting another "stimulus" by what is termed "Quantitative Easing" – basically printing dollars out of thin air.
Well, as you might imagine, the halls of academia stunned stunned that this vacuous woman would weigh-in on such an important and "sophisticated" issue (google "palin bernanke" if you feel the need to enjoy the lefty rage at this afront to wisdom).
Then, today, there is this WSJ article, "Palin's Dollar, Zoellick's Gold", the last paragraph of which is important:
In their different ways, Mrs. Palin and Mr. Zoellick are offering a better policy path: More careful monetary policy in the
I'm quite sure that Sarah Palin is not to be misunderestimated.
As Elizabeth Scalia observes…
Almost going unnoticed in the continuing analysis of last week's election has been the absence of the sort of high-drama and neurotic self-indulgence that followed Democrat losses in 2004. Where is the "Sorry, Everybody" movement of 2010?
This is truly worth your time – especially if you're a lefty and down-in-the-dumps about the shellacking of 2010.
For what it's worth, I suspect the lack of morel preening this time around is due, in part at least, to the realization that the excesses of the Pelosi-Reid-Obama policies were, well, excessive. In other words, lefties, who in their heart-of-hearts are able to recognize a folly, are not also able to rise above their pride and admit that perhaps those who differ with them are not knuckle-draggers or intellectual cretins to whom the favors of the elite are to be apportioned.
Monday, November 8, 2010
FINALLY — A great alternative to body scanners at airports…
The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners at the airports.
It's a booth you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you. They see this as a win-win for everyone, with none of this non-sense about racial profiling It also would eliminate the costs of a long and expensive trial. Justice would be swift. Case closed!
You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter an announcement comes over the PA system .. . "Attention standby passengers — we now have a seat available on flight number 1234. Shalom!"
Hats off to the Israelis!!!!
h/t Kathy R.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
On ABC's this week, the lefty internet publisher Arianna Huffington was unhorsed in the midst of battle by both Dick Armey (former Republican House Majority Leader) and Cokie Roberts (ABC news commentator). I really hope you are able to take a few moments and watch the videos and read the transcripts. They're not long and offer a great lesson in American civics.
Then, at the end of the piece, George Will ties it all up in this beautiful, beautiful knot:
Let me just say this. The Republican Party is being told to be the party of no. No more stimulus spending. No cap-and-trade. No card check. None of this other stuff. Gridlock is not an American problem. It's an American achievement. The framers of our Constitution didn't want an efficient government; they wanted a safe government. To which end they filled it with slowing and blocking mechanisms. Three branches of government, two branches of the legislative branch, veto, veto override, supermajority, judicial review.