Michael Goodwin over at the NY Post hits the nail on the head.
For those who have no sense or interest in how we got here, it is easy to believe we are immune from the laws of history that inevitably reduce empires to dust.
From that willful ignorance, it’s perfectly acceptable to demand pay without work, or, almost as insidious, pay and pensions that dwarf those of your neighbors who foot the bill.
It is also perfectly acceptable to assume that, if you have a house you can’t afford, the government — again, your neighbors — should be dunned to help you keep it. If your business is failing, the government’s deep pockets are there to bail you out, no?
Or if your child can’t read, it’s not your fault. It’s the teacher or the school system or the mayor. Any scapegoat will do, as long as it’s not you.
This is the noise of the entitlement culture as it plays out every day. It is contagious and so ingrained in how we live and think — somebody else is to blame and must pay — that we no longer think twice before demanding total satisfaction and expressing outrage when we don’t get it.
Exactaumundo. People need to start getting off their lazy asses and do things for themselves, and stop blaming everyone else for their problem. He also includes this quote from Thomas Jefferson:
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
Sigh. The largest tax increase on everyone in America was passed, and no one has even read the damned thing.
Democrats narrowly passed historic climate and energy legislation Friday evening that would transform the country’s economy and industrial landscape.
But the all-hands-on-deck effort to protect politically vulnerable Democrats by corralling the minimum number of votes to pass the bill, 219-212, proves that there are limits to President Barack Obama’s ability to use his popularity to push through his legislative agenda. Forty-four Democrats voted against the bill, while just eight Republicans crossed the aisle to back it.
And now, a moment of silence for our liberties.
Fortunately, it looks like the bill will die in the Senate.
Since Austrian isn’t a language.
Seems he’s about as smart as this guy.
Wow, this guy is awesome. I wish we had some Republicans here with the set this guy’s got. Seems like things are just as bad in the UK as they are here. Take his speech, substitute Obama for Brown and the US for the UK, and you’ve got a pretty accurate portrayal of this side of the pond as well.
You know, it took 230 years to get our national debt up to $10 trillion. Obama’s going to double it in under 10. We’re screwed.
Thou shalt not criticize The One:
An Oklahoma City police officer wrongly pulled over a man last week and confiscated an anti-President Barack Obama sign the man had on his vehicle.
The officer misinterpreted the sign as threatening, said Capt. Steve McCool, of the Oklahoma City Police Department, and took the sign, which read “Abort Obama, not the unborn.”
So they confiscated his sign, then called the Secret Service who came out to pay him a visit.
”When I was on my way there, the Secret Service called me and said they weren’t going to ransack my house or anything … they just wanted to (walk through the house) and make sure I wasn’t a part of any hate groups.”
Were they taking about the nutroots? They are pretty much a hate group. Poor guy had to get himself a lawyer. If I were him, I’d file a complaint against the cop. His first amendment rights were clearly violated here.
I seriously don’t know if I’m going to make it four years. Obama I can handle, it’s all his worshippers that make me want to puke.
Hat Tip: Texas Rainmaker
Well, you know what they say.