It’s great to have a private jet – Oprah

“It’s great to have a nice home. It’s great to have nice homes! … It’s great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isn’t great is lying to you.” Oprah Winfrey, to Duke University graduating class, May 2009

One would think that since her candidate is complaining that ‘the rich’ aren’t doing enough, that she would have donated all but a small sum to live upon to charity – or to Washington.

Do as they say, not as they do.

Powell calls for centrism, cares little for Liberty

Colin Powell called for a more centrist Republican party on Tuesday (May 5, 2009).  Whether Powell is a dupe or a closet statist isn’t clear yet, but it looks to be the later.

Mr. Powell, when you cave in on principles and on the defense of liberty you lose.  Perhaps you didn’t realize you were fighting for the freedom Continue reading Powell calls for centrism, cares little for Liberty

Senator Specter’s idea of Justice is Purely Political

“There’s still time for the Minnesota courts to do justice and declare Norm Coleman the winner.” Senator Arlen Specter, (D-PA) to Deborah Solomon, New York Times, paper date May 10, 2009, on-line May 5th. (NYTimes)

“Last night I came to him and I said ‘Arlen what’s all this about?’ And he said ‘I forgot what team I was on.‘” – Senator Reid, CNN with Wolf Blitzer, May 6, 2009, (YouTube video from CNN)

So Senator Specter who stated he wanted the Minnesota court to do “justice” tells Senator Reid later that his answer was because he forgot what team he was on?  Since when should justice depend on what political party Specter belongs to?  When you have a power-hungry Senator!  What an embarrassment to the people of Pennsylvania and the United States.

Americans do want to pay taxes for services – Powell

Colin Powell called for a more centrist Republican party on Tuesday (May 5, 2009). In part he stated:

Americans do want to pay taxes for services. Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less.

Powell must have missed recent statistics on who pays the taxes, but we can fix his quotation for him:

Some Americans do want OTHER PEOPLE to pay taxes for THEIR services.

There, we fixed that.

UAW and Unions versus the rule of law

In relation to the automobile industry (with the exception of Ford), Buy American is now un-American.  That is if you think America stands for freedom, the rule of law, and due process.  The UAW and the Obama Administration are acting like mobsters, shaking down senior secured bond-holders in order to pay-off a political constituency, the Unions.  The only difference between mobsters and their actions is that instead of having the gun visible, the gun is held by the government.

The hedge funds and other investment vehicles that own the secured debt -which, according to the LAW, gets paid before unsecured holders- have just as many “regular people” albeit one step removed, as do the UAW retirees.  But the UAW is a favored group, and a visible group Continue reading UAW and Unions versus the rule of law

Obamacare will destroy private health insurance

Schakowsky, Democrat, Illinois on getting rid of private health care.  At least she is honest about socialism:

I know many of you here today are single payer advocates and so am I … and those of us who are pushing for a public health insurance don’t disagree with this goal. This is not a principled fight. This is a fight about strategy for getting there and I believe we will.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) to a group of government-run health care supporters, April 18, 2009

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