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A Lesson in Socialism

This (and other versions of it) has 'made the rounds' for many years, but it is still oh so relevant:

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on a plan.. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A...." 

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. 

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride, too, so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! 
No one was happy. 

When the 3rd t…

Thought For the Day

Forwarded to me, author unknown:

The problem with public housing is that the residents are not the owners. The people that live in the house did not earn the house, but were loaned the property from the true owners, the taxpayers.

Because of this, the residents do not have the "pride of ownership" that comes with the hard work necessary.

In fact, the opposite happens and the residents resent their benefactors because the very house is a constant reminder that they themselves did not earn the right to live in the house. They do not appreciate the value of the property and see no need to maintain or respect it in any way.

The result is the same whether you are talking about a studio apartment or a magnificent mansion full of priceless antiques. If the people who live there do not feel they earned the privilege, they will make this known through their actions. 

The pictures below illustrates the point:
The Resolute Desk was built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute and was a gift f…

Obamacare vs the U.S. Military

We're NOT hearing about this from the Mainstream Media, are we:
Obama to cut Healthcare benefits for the US Military by Bill Gertz    
The Obama administration’s proposed defense budget calls for military families and retirees to pay sharply more for their healthcare, while leaving unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched. The proposal is causing a major rift within the Pentagon, according to U.S. officials. Several congressional aides suggested the move is designed to increase the enrollment in Obamacare’s state-run insurance exchanges.
The disparity in treatment between civilian and uniformed personnel is causing a backlash within the military that could undermine recruitment and retention.
The proposed increases in health care payments by service members, which must be approved by Congress, are part of the Pentagon’s $487 billion cut in spending. It seeks to save $1.8 billion from the Tricare medical system in the fiscal 2013 budget, and $12.9 billion by 201…

Hillary: Motor Mouth Moron. Still

Hillary Clintoon Clinton, current U.S. Secretary of State, a post that is supposed to be non-political, told a foreign audience: "to 'not pay attention' to the rhetoric coming from the Republican presidential primary race." She then added that the audience should: "watch what President (Barack Hussein) Obama says and does." "He's our president. He represents all of the United States, and he will be reelected president ..." Yes. He is our president. Unfortunately for us.
Yes. He does represent the United States. Unfortunately for us. So did George W. Bush. As president, did he receive the same level of support from Hillary?
And as for Obummer being reelected? That remains to be seen, Hillary the Oracle's prediction/assumption notwithstanding.
 H/T:  Fox News:Hillary Clinton

Combat Barbie

Katrina Hodge
Corporal, British Army
- and - Miss England 2009

She signed up at age 17 after her older brother challenged her to join the army. After basic training she reported for duty "wearing kitten heels, false eyelashes and with her clothes in a pink suitcase, earning her the nickname Combat Barbie."

She rose to fame after it was reported in the British papers in 2005 that she had earned a commendation for her bravery while serving with the Royal Anglian Regiment in Iraq for wrestling two rifles from a prisoner following a road traffic accident and then flooring him with her bare hands - thus saving lives of her comrades. She was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Cpl. Hodge returned to active duty in the Army, September 2010 and deployed to Afghanistan in early 2011.

You Go, Girl!

Junk Mail

As I was checking my e-mail the other day, a message pops up telling me that a message has been placed in the Junk mail folder.  

So I checked and guess what! 

It was an e-letter from my U.S. senator who is up for re-election.

How apropos.

Moochelle Obama

I'm sorry to say that this highly descriptive nickname for Mrs Barack Hussein Obama was not mine. It must be credited to commenter atommc who wrote: Moochelle's 2012 campaign slogan: "Free at last, Free at last.. everything in this country is free.. at last!" Does it fit? The Barack Hussein Obama family has taken 16 extended vacations in 3 years. I think so.
Read On:
After a 17-day Hawaii holiday Michelle Obama takes a ski trip to Aspen
With the economy on its knees, many American families have had to forgo their annual holiday just to make ends meet. But barely a month after returning from a luxury Christmas break in Hawaii Michelle Obama is on holiday again - this time at the exclusive Colorado ski resort of Aspen. It's her 16th holiday since her husband took office. and
And last year Mrs Obama took Sasha and Malia to Vail and Beaver Creek last Presidents' Day just days after the President tried to sell his cost-cutting budget to the American people by asking the…

Two Alligators

Two Alligators were sitting around talking when the smaller Alligator turned to the bigger one and said, 'I can't understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We're the same age; we were the same size as kids. I just don't get it.'

'Well,' said the big Gator, 'what have you been eating?'

'Democrats, same as you,' replied the small Gator.

'Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?'

'Down the other side of the swamp near the parking lot by the Capitol.'

'Same here. Hmm. How do you catch them?'

'Well, I crawl up under one of their Lexus cars & wait for one to unlock the car door. Then I jump out, grab 'em by the leg, shake the shit out of 'em and eat 'em! '

'Ah!' says the big Alligator, 'I think I see your problem ... you're not getting any real nourishment.  See, by the time you finish shaking the shit out of a Democrat, there's nothing left but an asshole and a bri…

Anthony Amore, Right On!

Very big kudos to  Anthony Amore who wrote this terrific piece:

Last Weekend's Real Tragic Death Last Friday, Osbrany Montes De Oca, a Lance Corporal in the United States Marines, set out to begin his patrol in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. As he was walking out of his base, his girlfriend said, he was ambushed by Taliban forces who shot and killed the 20 year old mortarman from New Jersey.
Lance Cpl. Montes De Oca was barely through his first year in service to his country when he made the ultimate sacrifice. But this young man's passion for his country is the stuff from which legends are made. Born in the Dominican Republic, he left behind a beautiful young girlfriend--"the love of my life" he called her--to enlist in the greatest volunteer force the world has ever known on a mission to bring stability to a country still suffering the ravages of Islamist fanaticism. 
His patriotism was shared by his twin brother, Osmany. The Star-Ledger reported …

Fallen Hero: LCpl Osbrany Montes De Oca, USMC

Lance Cpl. Osbrany Montes De Oca, 20, of North Arlington, N.J. (born in the Dominican Republic), died Feb. 10 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., and was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal less than two weeks before he was killed.

Montes De Oca joined the Marine Corps with his twin brother Osmany in December, 2010, after graduating high school.
According to the 2d Marine Division Public Affairs office, he was awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal during his service.
Osbrany is one of four brothers, and one of three Marines in the family. Sandro Moreta, his older brother, and Osmany, his twin, are also Marines.  Franklin, the youngest brother, is a high school student.
Requiescat in Pace, Marine

This Nation Wi…

Happy Valentine's Day

And to my very own HoneyBunch:
  I loved you then, I love you now, I'll love you all the tomorrows we have!

Global Warming = Weak Science

Well, well, well. The truth, as they say, will out.

"I feel duped on climate change"  Fritz Vahrenholt:"The fear mongers are still shaping the political debate. According to the German Advisory Council on Global Change, environmentally minded countries should forcibly bring about reduced consumption for the sake of protecting the climate. This takes us in the direction of an environmental dictatorship. And the fear-mongering is also beginning to take effect. When I was in a restaurant recently, I overheard a woman at the next table telling her children that it's wrong to eat an Argentine steak -- because of the climate. That's when I ask myself: How could we have come to this point?"

The Galileo of Global Warming In Germany, where the global warming dogma has been very deeply entrenched, one of the founding fathers of Germany's environmentalist movement, Professor Fritz Vahrenholt, has converted into a global warming skeptic and is promoting his v…

Obummer: Class-less Act

It's hard to top the classless act of speaking during the playing of the British national anthem while standing next to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, but Barack Hussein Obama has done that:

Another illustration of presidential hubris involved the Bush family. The White House put out a picture of a private meeting in the Oval Office on Jan. 27 that included former President George H.W. Bush and his son, Jeb, the former governor of Florida.
The Bushes were in town for the annual black tie dinner the next night at the Alfalfa Club, a gathering of business and political elites. The two featured speakers, both intended to be brief and humorous, were Obama and Jeb Bush. The president spoke to good reviews. He left before Bush spoke.
Obama hates such dinners. Some of his aides, in particular his political adviser David Plouffe, urged him not to spend an evening mingling with the 1 percent. Yet he chose to go, and attendees said it was the first time they could recall a speaker l…

The New American Dream

Too bad this will never happen.

Despite saying 3 three years ago (in reference to 'fixing' the economy), and only 10 days into his presidency, “If I don’t have this done in three years, then it’s going to be a one-term proposition, the Campaigner / Vacationer-in-Chief thinks he deserves another term.

Obama thinks he deserves another term
Apparently he's not finished destroying America's economy.

Remarkably ... Stupid

Michelle Obama cited "Remarkable progress" on the economy "In the last three years, we've worked hard to get out of this mess and we've made some remarkable progress." Remarkable, yes.     
$15 TRILLION + and counting  is VERY remarkable.

Progress?  Only if you consider crushing debt and high unemployment as progress.
"You’re here because you know that we stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because you know that in less than a year from now, we are going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come." Oh, yes, if this guy manages to get re-elected it will impact our lives for decades, no lie.  Barack Hussein Obama will not be 'fettered' by having to worry about yet another re-election campaign, nor present himself as being for American people anymore. He will no doubt spend the next four years cramming social programs through Congress while thoroughly debilitating the military... and ruining …