December 3 –


At the very heart of Democrats' political philosophy is this: Money you've earned is not yours. ALL money belongs to the government, and you should be grateful for whatever portion of it you are allowed to keep.
    Barack Obama enunciated it slightly differently with his "You didn't build that" remark, but his observation was totally in keeping with the core belief of liberals. The government is all ... the individual is insignificant.

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Only the truly dumb (i.e., Obama sycophants) could fail to understand the following:
    The median (half higher, half lower) net worth of American households has dropped to its lowest point in 43 years.
    Time again for the mantra ...
    "We live ... in a land ... run by morons."

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About that "fiscal cliff" thing...
    "Let's cut right to the end of the story:  Ordinary people have already tumbled off the precipice.  However much they deny it, your tax bill is going up.  Dramatically.
    "Along with the promised tax increases for the rich, Obama is promising something special for you too.  $600 billion in 'additional' taxes.  Merry Christmas,
    "And, really, it was never going to end any other way than taxes for EVERYONE.
    "It's not class warfare they are after; it's your money.  The class warfare rhetoric was the fable they told you just to lull you to sleep.
    "You can't finance everyone's home, everyone's retirement, everyone's healthcare, everyone's student loan, everyone's bank, everyone's brand new clunker and everyone's greed fad and not expect to pay.
    "We know the math as well as the economists do.  It doesn't take higher mathematical functions to understand that outgo can't dwarf income forever.  So...it has all the hallmarks of a sophisticated, well thought out, intentional Obama economic plan.  here's another hallmark:  You can expect another crisis - every day." --John Ransom, Townhall.com --

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Anyone who presumes to have constructed a new political formulation (e.g., the college student who believes communism a great idea that "just hasn't been done right yet" or the Obama who thinks "debt doesn't matter") might well pause to consider these wise words...

    “The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.” --

British Historian, Paul Johns

--Thanks, Dan --

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Since Obamacare is modeled on Britain's National Health Service, perhaps you'd like a preview of what you can expect. This report comes from a major British newspaper, the Telegraph ...
    "In the worse cases staff have overseen 'a kind of normalisation of cruelty', (Britain's Health Secretary) Jeremy Hunt told an audience of health professionals.
    "Managers were so 'buried in spreadsheets' that they had become 'blind' to the fact that patients were not being treated with dignity or respect, he said.
    "Poor care had become 'perhaps the biggest problem of all facing the NHS', Mr Hunt claimed in his strongest speech yet on the NHS, almost three months into his tenure as Health Secretary.
    "In a passionate speech, Mr Hunt cited numerous examples of appalling NHS care. He said: 'Just look at what has come to light in the last few years: patients left to lie in their own excrement in Stafford Hospital, with members of the public taking soiled sheets home to wash because they didn’t believe the hospital would do it.'"

More … from the London Daily Mail newspaper …

    “Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’. Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.
    “One doctor has admitted starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in the neonatal unit of one hospital alone. Writing in a leading medical journal, the physician revealed the process can take an average of ten days during which a  baby becomes ‘smaller and shrunken’. The LCP – on which 130,000 elderly and terminally-ill adult patients die each year – is now the subject of an independent inquiry ordered by ministers. …Earlier this month, an un-named doctor wrote of the agony of watching the protracted deaths of babies. …‘I know, as they cannot, the unique horror of witnessing a child become smaller and shrunken, as the only route out of a life that has become excruciating to the patient or to the parents who love their baby.’ “

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  Burt Prelustsky counterpunches conventional wisdom...
For years now, we have heard people bemoan the fact that, thanks to the profligate ways of Barack Obama, we will be leaving our children and grandchildren with enormous debt. Considering the way the young have flocked out twice to help elect Obama, I say it serves them right. In fact, I say let’s pile it on!”

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A contribution from Mad Mike …
A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop.

The surgeon was there, waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike.
The mechanic shouted across the garage, "Hey, Doc, can I ask you a question?"
The surgeon a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out, fix 'em, put 'em back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same work?"
The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the mechanic...
"Try doing it with the engine running."

Lee Rodgers"...and now, if you'll excuse me..."