Monday, December 17, 2012

Consequences

***There are consequences when you start punishing achievers:

Gérard Depardieu has said he is handing back his French passport and social security card, lambasting the French government for punishing "success, creation, talent" in his homeland.
A popular and colourful figure in France, the 63-year-old actor is the latest wealthy Frenchman to seek shelter outside his native country by buying a house just over the border in Belgium in response to tax increases by the Socialist president, François Hollande.
The prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, described Depardieu's behaviour as pathetic and unpatriotic at a time when the French are being asked to pay higher taxes to reduce a bloated national debt.
"Pathetic, you said pathetic? How pathetic is that?" Depardieu said in a letter to the weekly newspaper le Journal du Dimanche.
"I am leaving because you believe that success, creation, talent, anything different must be sanctioned," he said.

Kinda sounds like some of our Democratic leaders, doesn't it? It's "unpatriotic" if you don't let them confiscate more and more of what you earn to pay off their donors and professional non-workers.

***You mean, reality shows aren't REAL? Knock me over with a feather...


***Hmmmm...



***Everything you wanted to know about the McRib. I've never had one, and don't plan to. Those don't look appetizing to me at all.

***Our Attorney General, Eric Holder, was a militant in college.


A while ago, The Daily Caller reported that, as a student at Columbia University, Eric Holder participated in an armed takeover of the University’s former ROTC office. John wrote about this at the time, but I want to expand.
According to the Daily Caller, Holder was among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed the “Malcolm X Lounge.” The change, the group insisted, was to be made “in honor of a man who recognized the importance of territory as a basis for nationhood.”

It's getting harder and harder to find men and women of honor in our government. Which is why the country is going to hell.

***Obamacare gets stunning rebuke from 25 states. Good.

December 14 has come and gone — and President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — better known as Obamacare — has received a stunning blow.

State governments had until December 14, 2012 to decide whether or not they would build their own health insurance exchange, an online service that would allow individuals to purchase private health insurance if it wasn't provided for by their employees.

That date has now passed and the exchange has been rebuked by half the states — with 25 state governments refusing to participate in this critical component of Obamacare.

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Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice. 
 
***Obama's electronic medical records scam. Yet another bunch of payoffs.
Here’s more evidence that government “cures” are inevitably worse than the “diseases” they seek to wipe out. Buried in the trillion-dollar stimulus law of 2009 was an electronic medical records “incentive” program. Like most of President Obama’s health care rules, this top-down electronic record-sharing scheme is a big fat bust.
Oversight is lax. Cronyism is rife. The job-killing and privacy-undermining consequences have only just begun.

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***Expect more good out of life than bad. Expect to succeed more often than you fail, and you will. ~ Earl Nightingale 

***Have a great day!
 

2 comments:

  1. What is absolutely frightening to me is that more than half the voters in this country can't understand what you are telling them.

    In one of the schools where I used to teach, the students were told, "Competition saps motivation." When we finally lose our liberty to Marxist advocates, those same uninformed supporters will be the first to wonder how it happened.

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  2. ...and will lap it up when someone like His Coolness tells them it's the conservatives' fault.

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