“The BBC offers this advice for anyone in Britain who is attacked on the street: You are permitted to protect yourself with a briefcase, a handbag, or keys. You should shout ‘Call the Police’ rather than ‘Help.’ Bystanders are not to help. They have been taught to leave such matters to the professionals. If you manage to knock your attacker down, you must not hit him again or you risk being charged with assault.”
They are dead serious, people, no pun intended. Read the whole thing.
***Higher taxes for all. It's all on the Democrats, but the media will see that the Republicans get the blame, and the underinformed, reality TV-watching basic Democrat voter will believe it.
The Senate tax bill is just that -- a tax bill. It would extend the Bush tax cuts for a year for all but the top 2 percent of households, and limit the deductions they can take. It would bring the estate tax back to its 2001 level with a $1 million exemption and 55 percent rate. It would raise taxes on capital gains and dividends from 15 to 20 percent -- which is really 23.8 percent when you include the Obamacare surtax. And that's it. It wouldn't extend the payroll tax cut. It wouldn't extend unemployment insurance. It wouldn't undo the sequester. It wouldn't do the doc fix. It wouldn't start any new infrastructure projects. If you add up all of the things it doesn't do, it comes out to about 1.8 million fewer jobs in 2013 than in a world without the fiscal cliff.
Read the whole thing, unless you're a Dem hack who runs like heck from the truth. Geez, the people who re-elected this bunch infuriate me. Can you tell?
***Here's how Obama and the Dems handle the fiscal cliff: Obama orders pay raise for Biden, members of Congress. Seen this reported in the major media anywhere?
Presidentissued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise. One federal worker now to receive a pay is Vice President .
According to disclosure forms, Biden made a cool $225,521 last year. After the pay increase, he'll now make $231,900 per year.
Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a little bump, as their annual salary will go from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House, will likewise get an increase.
Glad to see he's all for the "little guy," aren't you? His lemming followers will somehow rationalize this, of course.
*** Gettin' down with his bad self!
Abraham Lincoln once said, "Avoid criticizing others, for they are what you would be under similar circumstances." Very little is accomplished by being overly critical of people, especially if I have obvious faults of my own. The most effective way toanyone, to be and do their very best, is to praise the positive things they do. I will never belittle or look down on anyone. "There, but for the grace of God, go I."
***"Walking robot" allows paralyzed man to walk. This is awesome.
***Government is strangling start-ups. Well duh. That's what they do. The government has its tentacles in every aspect of our lives, and it's slowly strangling our economy and our freedoms. Yet there are millions of dopes who continue to vote for it, as long as their monthly checks keep comin'.
Ain't that the truth? January is the busiest time of the year for the pool and the gym. Then...it goes back to normal again... :-)
Poet: William Arthur Ward
We must be silent before we can listen.
We must listen before we can learn.
We must learn before we can prepare.
We must prepare before we can serve.
We must serve before we can lead.
***The real reason Obama flew back for the "fiscal cliff" talks. He smells blood in the water. It really makes me sick that we have such a corrupt, sleazy man as our president. It really does. It's a kick in the teeth to our Founders, and everyone who believes in America as she was founded. Our president does not. He believes in socialism, and he's doing his level best to take us there.
***I don't know where this is, but it's beautiful...
"I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book." Groucho Marx