Interesting animation from the Atlas Society…
…Therefore I Am
Surprise surprise the jury found George Zimmerman NOT GUILTY. I am not one of the pundits who’ll lament the trajedy that a young man lost his life and another man’s life is ruined. That’s been said ad nauseum over the past 24 hours. I think the next 12 months are going to be interesting as the now innocent Zimmerman goes after the media and celebrities who have slandered him. The folks who have called for his death. Those who still “tweet” that justice was not served. Neither celebrities, sports “stars,” nor the media has a right to defame George Zimmerman and when they did he has a right to take them to court. He certainly shares some of the blame for what happened that night, but he shouldn’t have been portrayed as a public enemy.
I find it interesting how racists already know the guilt George Zimmerman. Racists like Jamie Fox who wore a Travon Martin shirt in public as if to say Zimmerman is guilty. How do these folks know that Zimmerman isn’t telling the truth or that the truth lies somewhere between what they think and what Zimmerman says. To my knowledge our systems still is innocent until proven guilty. I would venture that not many people know all of the facts of the case and certainly not celebrities who just like to try to show their cred by acting hip and edgy.
I have finally seen the light of progressivism in action. I have unnecessarily avoided the simplicity of their arguments all of these years. The solution to our many problems is simple…outlaw it. You don’t like when mentally ill people kill with guns, simply outlaw guns. You don’t like evil bankers taking advantage of poor folks, pass a law. You want everyone to have “free” healthcare, pass a law. You want to reward illegal aliens (you know those poor folks who snuck into our country illegally) pass a law and they’ll stop coming. You want to stop folks from drinking large sodas, pass a law. In the words of Silas Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame, Hey! Hey I am on board.
Much is made in the media about exorbitant salaries of corporate CEOs. Even as a capitalist the compensation that some CEOs get seem way over the top, but that is between them and their stockholders. One thing about CEOs, however, is that they generally are responsible for what happens to their company in good times and in bad. The buck stops there.
One cannot both feast and become rich – Ashanti proverb
Before seeking revenge, dig two graves – Chinese proverb
Man must sit with mouth open for very long time before roast duck fly in – Chinese proverb
May you live in interesting times – Chinese proverb
May the worst day of your past be better than the best day of your future – Chinese curse
It is all very well in practice, but it will never work in theory – French proverb
Birds of prey do not sing – German proverb
Above all, LIBERTY – Greek proverb
…So Shall Ye Reap
Like many others I was disappointed, though not surprised, to learn that our politicians and our President in particular enjoyed making life difficult for many of us due to sequestration. Even though it was his idea and he signed it into law and he would do nothing to prevent it, he still rails against its cuts. As I think about the many negative things that have taken place since November 2012 and there have been a lot I have come to a conclusion about to whom we have to thank. Sure it’s Obama, and Reid, and Pelosi, and Boehner, and McCain, etc. who really all want nothing more than bigger and bigger government. BUT those really at fault are those nimrods who voted for Obama and even more so to the idiots who stayed home allowing him to get re-elected. I simply the same number of folks who voted for McCain in 2008 had voted for Romney in 2012 we’d have a new president. You CANNOT make me believe that you thought that McCain was better than Romney?
We should all say a prayer for those families affected by the mass murder in Connecticut. It is hard to imagine…and I don’t want to…hard to imagine how hard this must be on the families. We all probably feel a sickness at this tragedy.
It, unfortunately, won’t be long until the political knives come out advocating for more gun control. Crisis’ like these are a vacuum the political left cannot leave alone.
I think, therefore I Am…
I am starting to really like this category as it is all about what I think. I don’t have to spend a lot of time doing research, linking to articles, you know the hard, time consuming stuff. The thing that is bothering me today is the whole identity theft thing. I hate to use the word scam, but what do you call an industry that purports to protect you from harm caused by others and allowed by others?
I was out and about yesterday so dinner was going to have to be a quick deal and that means take out. There is a new shopping center not far from our house and much to our delight a Papa John’s Pizza opened. We like some of the local, independent pizza shops around our house, but we do enjoy Papa John’s too and I used to pick up dinner there a few times a month at one that was located on the route home from work until I switched jobs. No more Papa John’s until yesterday. I was visiting my Mom and sister and Papa John’s was one my way home. I dutifully downloaded the Papa John’s iPhone app, logged in, and ordered our pizza.
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