Quote of the Day–Anonymous(5/28/2009) and The Cider House Rules

Went into town to help administer a ham radio exam.  Dropped by to visit some friends from work at the “man shack”.  That visit dropped a quote of the day.

If all these hippies want to grow green food, why don’t they just go back to the days of plantations.  Human labor is green right? –Anonymous

We all realized some would be offended by that quote so it shall be posted into the internets by anonymous. 

Some of the guys are very into brewing cider, how serious you ask?

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They are currently working on what tastes best.  The hope is eventually to move towards small commercial sales to local restaurants, but currently it’s a hobby amongst friends.  The experiment in the barrel the wife said tasted pretty good last week when we were there for a party.

The Problem with May-Issue

You’re left at the mercy of others regarding your own defense.  To me it’s clear cut this man should be allowed to carry a firearm, yet some would say he should live at the mercy of criminals.  He should be allowed to carry a firearm without some bureaucrat passing judgment on him.

He was kidnapped at gunpoint, abducted from his place of businessInitially a judge denied his application for a permit.   I guess the judge felt like the Brady Campaign and felt this individual should just give them what they want.  In this case though, all these people want is his life.  We all know how that ends.

For Every Other District but Ours

Waiver after waiver is being thrown to exempt different companies from the requirements created by ObamaCare.  What is most interesting is there are tons of waivers being issued for companies who reside in congressional districts who voted for ObamaCare.

Why does a waiver system exist considering “everyone is equal under the law?”  Yet we see the following in the news recently:

As American families are being squeezed by increasing health insurance premiums as well as rising gasoline and grocery prices, I’m sure they’ll be relieved to know that San Francisco’s down-and-out millionaires will be protected from paying Obamacare’s bills. Mercifully, Mrs. Pelosi’s limousine liberals will no longer be forced to beg for Grey Poupon from every Rolls-Royce passing by.

Followed by:

Weiner, who is likely to run for mayor of New York, said that because of the city’s special health care infrastructure, his office was looking into alternatives that might make more sense. Weiner is one of the health care law’s biggest supporters; during the debate leading up to reform, he was one of the last holdouts in Congress for the public option.

The list continues but the issue is obvious.  The representatives who were “representing us” forced an ill conceived bill down our throats and exempted themselves and their voters from the repercussions.  There are people in the rafters who are screaming, “But this will bring health care to the masses” as well as, “This will help create jobs and employ the unemployed.”  Mrs. Pelosi even claimed the following:

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once famously said that we’d have to pass ObamaCare to see what was in it. She also boasted that the health care bill would create 4 million jobs — "400,000 of them almost immediately."

The facts, so pesky aren’t they, state something completely different.  The CBO announced recently the following statements regarding the impact of ObamaCare.

Contradicting Mrs. Pelosi, CBO director Douglas Elmendorf told the House Budget Committee on Thursday that one of the unintended consequences of ObamaCare would be a reduction in employment by half a percent by 2021.

This comes out, according to the article, to 800,000 jobs destroyed by ObamaCare.  The reason these people want waivers is they are getting caught in their lie.  They are now forcing the rest of us to live the horrors of the law they created while they exempt their constituents.  The following describes this whole situation the best:

Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny.

This behavior by our elected officials smacks of, “we know best”.  Now that it’s discovered to be poison those who didn’t want to eat it to begin with are going to be forced to die while letting the others who supported it vomit.  The law is to be applied equally to us all.  If some are exempted, the law should be repealed.  Where’s the tar and feathers?

H/T to Uncle.

Reasoned Discourse By Force of Government

The President has decided to create a new position in the White House, Director of Progressive Media & Online response to remove any negative media about him from the public eye.

Lee will essentially be responsible for building up Obama’s online presence as he prepares for his reelection bid, and squashing any negative stories

Translation: Remove all negative commentary that is derogatory towards reelection despite the truth.  Use the power of government and the threat of force to silence anyone who would dare speak out against the second coming of Jesus our fearless leader.

This is going to go over as well as chocolate over pork.  These are the few things that our dear President doesn’t seem to realize or understand, especially since he still thinks it’s 2008

  1. The internets are forever.  Just because you demand something be removed doesn’t mean it’s gone.
  2. The first amendment protects speech by the people from the interference of government, including elected officials.  As the American public is going to be funding this position will this individual also remove false and derogatory statements about others running for election?  In all likelihood, this individual will be issuing statements to websites that he would remove if it were about the President.
  3. Doing something like this is completely contrary to his transparency policy on government. 
  4. It is yet another example of the government attempting to meddle and control the people without regard for the law or legislative process.  There is a large group of people who don’t like this type of behavior.

The Führer President is attempting to stifle criticism and speech about him.  Soon there will be a politburo which will censor all writing prior to publishing.  It is disconcerting that so many people do not take issue with this type of behavior or see a problem with it and would ignore the fact that these same individuals are asking to be vested with the power to shut down the internet.  Then again there are people who respond with “Heavy Boots.” 

Note: I will not remove any information that is critical of the President or any other elected official.  While the President is deserving of the respect granted him by the office, that does not render him able to do anything without criticism.  Any federal or state employee works for me and I can be critical of how they conduct their business, treat my rights, and behave while spending my money.  The office does not make them a pure soul, they are like you and me, a human being.  If the elected representative dislikes the criticism maybe they should alter their behavior to decrease criticism by me and others like me.

H/T: The Minutewoman