Random Thoughts for the New Year

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Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Talk show host Dennis Miller said, “I don’t dig polo. It’s like miniature golf meets the Kentucky Derby.”

Nothing illustrates the superficiality of our times better than the enthusiasm for electric cars, because they are supposed to greatly reduce air pollution. But the electricity that ultimately powers these cars has to be generated somewhere — and nearly half the electricity generated in this country is generated by burning coal.

The 2012 Republican primaries may be a rerun of the 2008 primaries, where the various conservative candidates split the conservative vote so many ways that the candidate of the mushy middle got the nomination — and then lost the election.

Because morality does not always prevail, by any means, too many of the intelligentsia act as if it has no effect. But, even in Nazi Germany, thousands of Germans hid Jews during the war, at the risk of their own lives, because it was the right thing to do.

In recent times, Christmas has brought not only holiday cheer but also attacks on the very word “Christmas,” chasing it from the vocabulary of institutions and even from most “holiday cards.” Like many other social crusades, this one is based on a lie — namely that the Constitution puts a wall of separation between church and state. It also shows how easily intimidated we are by strident zealots.

If you don’t like growing older, don’t worry about it. You may not be growing older much longer.

What do you call it when someone steals someone else’s money secretly? Theft. What do you call it when someone takes someone else’s money openly by force? Robbery. What do you call it when a politician takes someone else’s money in taxes and gives it to someone who is more likely to vote for him? Social Justice.

When an organization has more of its decisions made by committees, that gives more influence to those who have more time available to attend committee meetings and to drag out each meeting longer. In other words, it reduces the influence of those who have work to do, and are doing it, while making those who are less productive more influential.

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  • FriendofGaryCooper

    Very good article. Since Obama is so supportive of electric cars, and coal produces the electricity that runs those cars, then why, oh why, is Obama trying so hard to destroy the coal industry?! Very little of what Obama(and the Left in general) has done makes any sense; unless you realiize that he's trying to weaken and destroy America.

  • Amused

    Great meandering nonsense for the New Year .Oh wait …."Random meandering nonsense" . Thoughts ??? No , just the same old Repo/Con memes , handwringing and whining .

    • Don Kosloff

      You view thought as nonsense because you are incapable of rational thought and thus are incapable of understanding cause and effect, and other realities. In some such cases, a mind may be improved. I hope that is the case for your lame brain. Please seek help.

  • StephenD

    You have twice made mention of the crux of the matter in this country.
    “What do you call it when a politician takes someone else’s money in taxes and gives it to someone who is more likely to vote for him? Social Justice.”

    “Some also prefer class warfare politics that brings in votes, if not revenue.”

    So why not restrict the right to vote to those that pay into the system? That is not to say if you don’t pay taxes you are “less than” but merely that you should have no say on how taxes are spent if you don’t contribute to them. Immediately we’d see a change in behavior from Congress. When their “voter base” dries up and they have to actually be accountable for their actions, we may see some real austerity for a change.

  • Amused

    Nice diversion StephenD , but they'reall taking our taxes and spending them on their Pork . The raelity here is that the money they are really taking [for their own enrichment ] is coming gfrom those who qwould buy favorable legislation , and not necessarrily for the good of the country but for their own greedy agendas .
    The term " class warfare " which btw was launched by the Republicans , is simply a diversion to hide the fact that political contributions /for legislation favorable to the donor/lobbyists is really at the heart of the matter . And a more evenly distributed taxing method , goes against the wishes of their 'donors " . After all they paid good money for legislation in their favor .

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