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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(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, March 8, 2014

This is from 2009

I wonder if any of them have seen this video.

And I am forced to wonder how people decide their votes...


Lois Lerner pleads the fifth again, doesn't testify on IRS targeting

" Lerner once again asserted her Fifth Amendment right not to testify, as she did last May when she was first called to testify. Before she first spoke at the hearing Wednesday, Issa warned that his committee would consider whether to hold her in contempt if she declined to testify."

Now, Ms Lerner has every right to plead the Fifth when called before a House Committee. And we, the average citizens of this country have every right to read whatever we wish into her refusal to testify. A court and a jury must not make any inference from that refusal but we are not a formal court and neither is Congress.

We are the Court of Public Opinion and, as such, we can form our opinions as we see fit.

Now, the media would like us to concentrate on the treatment of Representative Elijah Cummings (D- Md) who sought to disrupt proceedings and make an opening statement  after having declined to do so at the outset of the hearing.

Do not be fooled, do not be distracted...

Unless, of course, you believe an administration can, and should, intimidate its political enemies during a campaign (and beyond) by using the power of the IRS.

Lois Lerner refused to testify (again).
Lois Lerner refused to testify (again).
Lois Lerner refused to testify (again).


T.C. said...

That video still rocks.

The Palin part is telling.

Notice the girl's smug look at 3:35. Encapsulates the progressive attitude perfectly. I used to see that look in university all the time. Their 'intellectual' discourse in class ran on emotion and little else. But I think her opinion at the 8:35 mark on redistribution of wealth is the most offensive and disturbing.

It's like they can't get out of the 'group think' box.

Moreover, they claim to listen, read or watch NPR, PBS, CNN, BCC, NYT, Colbert, Stewart and Maher.

The defense rests its case.

Douglas said...

You left out "and never, ever, watch Foxnews."