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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, August 4, 2012

A circus in the Senate

Just when you thought it couldn't get any sillier, the election year attains new heights. Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's mayor, pleads with the gang bangers who are making Chicago the murder capital of the world to "leave the kids alone" (thereby jamming "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd into my head and pinning it there) and then tops it a couple of weeks later by threatening Chick-Fil-A franchises over the political opinion of the CEO.

But Harry Reid couldn't stand being left in the shadows, apparently. So he got on the Senate floor and alleged that Romney hadn't paid taxes for ten years.

What's behind this charge? Nothing much, apparently... Here's a quote from the LA Times:

Reid has said he learned about Romney’s taxes earlier this summer from an investor in Bain Capital who, he said, called his office to pass along the information.  The senator has refused to identify the investor and has acknowledged that he can’t be certain about the veracity of the charges he’s been spreading.

Here's some more:

“I don't think the burden should be on me,” Reid told home-state reporters. “The burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn’t he release his tax returns?”

I guess Harry forgot about the concept of "innocent until proven guilty" that operates in our judicial system.

You just can't make this stuff up... but apparently Harry can.

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