" If the U.S. is either spiritually or fiscally incapable of exercising its old leadership, others will step into the vacuum. "
"On December 23, 2013, the Federal Reserve will celebrate its 100th birthday. No other government entity with a working website has as great an effect on the everyday lives of the masses as does our central bank, but yet it is one of the agencies least understood by the average shoveller. Indeed, many of the inhabitants of "flyover country" think Federal Reserve is a brand of whiskey.
As the centennial of this glorious people’s institution approaches, let us take this opportunity to peer a little deeper into its vaults…”
(via Worse Than Munich)
"President Obama’s cowardly deal with the Iranian regime – a regime dedicated to the destruction of Israel, pursuing nuclear weapons in violation of multiple United Nations resolutions, and the persecution of Christians – marks the most ignominious moment in western foreign policy in decades. The easy comparison is to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler in Munich in 1938, when he signed allowed Hitler to consolidate his gains in the Sudetenland on the bare promise of no further aggression in Europe… But in truth, the west’s appeasement of Iran is significantly worse than its appeasement of Hitler in 1938, for a variety of reasons…"
"The media’s collective failure to acknowledge the pervasiveness of the knockout game enabled them to turn would-be knockout king Trayvon Martin into a martyr and his victim, George Zimmerman, into a racist vigilante."
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." Ben Franklin (via Michelle Obama’s Mirror)
"The contrast is striking. Obama has repeatedly likened himself to Lincoln, launching his presidential campaign from the Old State House in Springfield. He cast his candidacy as the fulfillment of the promise Lincoln made at Gettsyburg—"that all men are created equal." Like Lincoln, Obama came up through the Illinois legislature. Like Lincoln, Obama became known for his oratory. But Lincoln’s speeches had something Obama’s never will." (via Why Obama Fears the Gettysburg Address)
"Why would a man as enamored of Abraham Lincoln, as Big Guy professes to be, pass up the opportunity to attend the 150th anniversary celebration of what is perhaps the most historic address in American history? " The Mirror of the United States explains all. You will giggle, you will snort, you will ROTFL before you are brought to your knees in gratitude for the speech delivered 150 years ago today.
Ohhhh yes, the red blood underneath my brown skin is boiling. This Obama educrat has stepped in it. Big time. Race card-wielding Education Secretary Arne Duncan is nothing but a corrupt and bankrupt bigot. (via Michelle Malkin |)
On Thursday, he passed a new law at a press conference. George III never did that. (via Thus Spake Obama | National Review Online)
Today’s vocabulary word: “steganography,” “the art and science of encoding hidden messages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, suspects the existence of the message. It is a form of security through obscurity.” (via Belmont Club » The Three Deceits)
Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.”
"I daresay you haven’t had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day.’
"True fiscal conservatives are smart folk. They know how to balance budgets and simultaneously show how the absence of fiscal prudence has consequences. It is a rare skill that can grasp when to hold the line and when to let progressive ideologues taste the outcomes of their fiscal irresponsibility.
Scott Walker is just such a man. And no state governor has been so bitterly attacked by progressives because they know and rightly feared him… .”