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Politics



   Papasparky  Lois Lerner takes the 5th . . . the Chicago way.
   September 23 at 13:48 EST .

   7 people like this.




   WAN2  Thomas Sowell on 'Greed'
From noted black economist Thomas Sowell's "The Vision of the Anointed" (1995 ):

Among the many other questions raised by the nebulous concept of "greed" is why it is a term applied almost exclusively to those who want to earn more money

or to keep what they have already earned—never to those wanting to take other people's money in taxes or to those wishing to live on the largess dispensed

from such taxation. No amount of taxation is ever described by the anointed as "greed" on the part of government or the clientele of government. . . .

Families who wish to be independent financially and to make their own decisions about their lives are of little interest or use to those who are seeking to

impose their superior wisdom and virtue on other people. Families wishing to retain what they have earned threaten to deprive the anointed of the money

needed to distribute as largess to others who would thus become subject to their direction. In these circumstances, it is understandable why the desire to

increase and retain one's own earnings should be characterized negatively as "greed," while wishing to live at the expense of others is not.
   September 18 at 09:30 EST .

   6 people like this.




   Papasparky  "None so blind . . ."
   September 17 at 19:02 EST .

   8 people like this.



   Gerty  Bellisimo!
September 17 at 19:45 EST .

  6 people like this.





   MisterDickens  I don't think I've ever tried to post anything to the Connection. Is this how it works?
September 13 at 10:20 EST .

   10 people like this.



   Surfhut  Well, I can see your post, so it worked. Were you trying to post a link to something?
September 14 at 10:14 EST .

  9 people like this.





   Papasparky  Call Amber Alert, call Nancy Grace, Call Jeh Johnson of Homeland Security, we have 40,000+ children missing and no one knows their whereabouts!

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/09/04/where-are-the
-missing-unaccompanied-alien-children-they-never-existed-tha
ts-where/

   September 6 at 16:29 EST .

   6 people like this.




   Alice  Watched Chris Matthews for a few minutes just now (bear with me, don't start yelling ), and he said something like the following: ''Please, the United States, not the homeland!''

Please, the United States, not the homeland, indeed! Yes!! 'Homeland' grates on my ears a bit every single time I hear it, and it's been what, 12 years??? My advanced years, I guess. Why, oh why, did it have to be Matthews I heard that from though?
   September 3 at 19:19 EST .

   10 people like this.



   MeiDei  Well Alice, even a broken clock is right twice a day : ) Let's be charitable and give him due for being clock-like : )
September 5 at 21:02 EST .

  8 people like this.



   Alice  Oh thank you, MeiDei! I forgot about the broken clock... Who thought it could be a comfort? :- )
September 6 at 14:37 EST .

  9 people like this.





   MeiDei  Harry & Bess

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 32 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence , Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale."

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise."

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, too many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale (ie. Illinois ).

Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!

We ought to have cloned him for telling it like it is and being frugal with our tax dollars!

   August 25 at 13:46 EST .

   8 people like this.



   Gerty  I have read this before, but it deserves repetition.

What was the source of this essay again?
August 29 at 09:16 EST .

  12 people like this.



   MeiDei  Oh gosh, I no longer have the source; I checked the hoax sites and they don't have anything so it's not false. I think originally it came from a book.
September 5 at 21:04 EST .

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   MeiDei  Here you go Gerty, I did some searching & found the following - http://blogs.houstonpress.com/news/2012/
04/truman_email_debunk.php Some alteration to the above but nothing to change the context. Do read the comments from his neighbos/friends after the article, they seem to take issue with the author being less than fair or a bit too nit picky.
September 5 at 21:25 EST .

  7 people like this.



   Gerty  Outstanding, MeiDei!!

Thank you for the time you took to answer my question.
September 10 at 23:25 EST .

  9 people like this.





   Papasparky  Finally, Bubba Clinton can find out the meaning of IS IS -- maybe he will share it with Hillary just in case she might find herself in a position where it might matter!
   August 24 at 13:32 EST .

   7 people like this.




   Papasparky  . . . just had to play with today's pix -- as Flip Wilson used to say, "the devil made me do it".
   August 10 at 09:54 EST .

   14 people like this.




   Wrightwinger  Now who was it that made it a point to study this fellow? Wasn't it Hillary, and BHO, and a host of other folks causing so much discord? C. S. Lewis wrote a book called The Screwtape Letters from the point of view of a wily old devil, named Screwtape giving advice to a lesser imp about how to subvert a man into darkness. This fellow wrote about how to disrupt society. And we see the fruit of their efforts daily.
   August 3 at 00:31 EST .

   12 people like this.



   MeiDei  Cloward & Piven expanded on Alinsky & almost bankrupted NYC. Now their followers and those of Alinsky are in full swing in the nation - you have to wonder what they think they'll receive.
August 4 at 08:57 EST .

  17 people like this.



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