Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Haiku: GM becoming Government Motors?

Blame management and
blame the unions. But in the
end, taxpayers bleed.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Haiku: GM CEO steps down at Obama's request

Waggoner is out.
President Obama throws
parachute from plane.

Economist magazine is disappointed in Obama. Blogger not surprised.

"If Obama is not who The Economist thought he was, then the fault lies with The Economist and not Obama. The scales may be falling from their eyes now, but if they had done their jobs a few months ago, it wouldn’t be necessary at all".

Read this interesting account from Hot Air.

H/T Charles Adler via Twitter

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

30 day diet

I am half way through a thirty day diet.

So far I have lost 15 days...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Global warming? What's wrong with calling it Climate Change?

You might as well point at the night sky and try to get everyone stirred up about Lunar Change.

Climate changes. That is what it does, in recurring cycles. Once again, we are in a cooling phase. Personally, I preferred warmer weather.

Friday, March 06, 2009

More wisdom

From the pen of Reverend William John Henry Boetcker (1873-1962).
  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  • You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.
  • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
  • You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
  • You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
  • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

5 wise economic maxims

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.

What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that, my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

Dr. Adrian Rogers (paraphrasing, perhaps, Boetcker)