Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(The right to looseness has been officially given)
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."
Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Just How Much is a Smidgen Anyway?
Mirriam-Webster defines it thusly... Smidgen: a small amount : bit
Not very definite. It's like a "tad", or maybe a "dash", or some such amount that we would recognize if we saw it.
we now know that there is even less than that amount of corruption in
the IRS. After all, the President declared that in the interview that
aired just before the Super(yawn)bowl last Sunday. And we believe that, don't we? After all, if you cannot trust the President and the IRS, who can you trust?
am sure the IRS is staffed by friendly, helpful, public servants who
are dedicated and trustworthy. Never mind those lavish conferences in
Las Vegas or the upcoming bonuses (similar to the ones we denounce on
Wall Street), they mean nothing. I am sure the "boneheads" in some "fly-over" city like Cincinnati who delayed
(and continue to delay) the status of some non-profits that "just
happen" to be politically opposed to the Democrats and the President won't be getting bonuses, aren't you? Or maybe they will get bonuses...
After all, they just misinterpreted a directive (which, apparently,
never existed even though it did) and got over zealous about screening non-profits. It's
just a coincidence that 99% (or so) of the groups impacted were
conservative and that 99% of liberal oriented groups sailed through the
But now that the investigation (which the President
called for in a press conference where he expressed his outrage and
denied any knowledge of the situation is over... Wait, it's not over and
no group (or, apparently, member of said groups) who was impacted has been interviewed yet... the President can
happily denounce the scandal as a "phony" one ginned up and blown out of
proportion by Foxnews. Foxnews is behind all these phony scandals,
don't you know?
And we trust our government and want it to grow bigger and bigger, don't we?