Thomas Sowell: Free Market Flip Flopper

"During the first 30 years of my life, I had no health insurance. Neither did a lot of other people, back in those days. During those 30 years, I had a broken arm, a broken jaw, a badly injured shoulder, and miscellaneous other medical problems. To say that my income was below average during those years would be a euphemism.

How did I manage? The same way everybody else managed: I went to doctors and I paid them directly, instead of paying indirectly through taxes. This was all before politicians gave us the idea that the things we could not afford individually we could somehow afford collectively through the magic of government."

Thomas Sowell
Capitalism Magazine

"Most important of all, he took me one day to a kind of place where I had never been before and knew nothing about -- a public library. Impressed but puzzled as to why we were in a building with so many books, when I had no money to buy books, I found it all difficult to understand at first, as Eddie patiently explained to me how a public library worked. Unknown to me at the time, it was a turning point in my life, for I then developed the habit of reading books."

Thomas Sowell
A Personal Odyssey (p. 16)

(Evidently Sowell for got about the importance of public funded libraries when he wrote the piece for Capitalism Magazine.)


Tough Choices: Who to Believe Fox News? or Dr. Bil?

After a short journey over to the internet blog swamp we fondly refer to as ontheborderline.nut.
I came upon a post by blog genius "Flashy" aka. Dr.bil. He has an MBA from the UW-System you know, just check out his vanity press bio. His genius is beyond the comprehension of the intellectually inferior Senator Obama, graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.... But I digress.

Flashy is attempting to convince the cadre freedom fighters at who regularly frequent .nut blogs like OTBL that Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is delighted to have received the endorsement of the Black Panthers.
This race baiting clown (aka. Dr.Bil ) goes on to claim Obama to be an advocate of Black Nationalism ...
blah blah blah. ( go read it for yourself if you dare soil you web browser http://www.ontheborderline.net/?p=5391).

Who'd have thunk that the brilliant minds at OTBL would have been contradicting another more well known
right wing tool, FOX NEWS? (see Fox article)
What a dilemma, who to believe, OTBL or Fox News?


"What kind of society isn't structured on greed? The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm; capitalism is that kind of a system."

Milton Friedman

"It is no longer OK to be in a black box. There will be a lot more honesty from us as an industry, and it is painfully obvious this will be the biggest change."

Erin Callan
CFO Lehman Brothers

"Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion."

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Get Your Own!

“A few men or a few families own the country and run it for their personal benefit. There are no schools, hospitals, nurses, doctors, or medicines for the masses. The elite of those countries are intelligent and well educated. They have, however, no program for the people. Babies are born in miserable villages that do not have even outhouses. Filth piles high. Mothers do not know the secret of boiling water or pasteurizing milk or screening against flies. Children hardly every know laughter; they are old when they reach the teens and walk wearily through life. Their substance is perhaps a meal a day. A few villages have schools through the fourth grade; but they are for boys only. Even those who learn to read have no books. Their houses have no floors; their feet, no shoes; their rooms, no light. These villages are without aspirin, not to mention quinine; penicillin is nonexistent; so are surgeons to remove an appendix or drain a mastoid.

This picture of the village fits South America and Africa, as well as Asia. It is universal; it has not been changed by the billions we sent abroad. The perquisites of education, medical care, sanitary housing, and three meals a day were for the few at the top.”

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
Democracy’s Manifesto: A Counter Plan for the Free Society
Published 1962


The Credibility Gap


Like Water And Grain

"The slogan of 'less government in business and more business in government' is a very good one, not mainly on account of business or government, but on account of the people. Business is not the reason why the United States was founded. The Declaration of Independence is not a business charter, nor is the Constitution of the United States a commercial schedule. The United States - its land, people, government, and business - are but methods by which the life of the people is made worth while. The government is a servant and never should be anything but a servant. The moment the people become adjuncts to government, then the law of retribution begins to work, for such a relation is unnatural, immoral and inhuman. We cannot live without business and we cannot live without government. Business and government are necessary servants, like water and grain; as masters they overturn the natural order."

Henry Ford

My Life And Work

Stupid ontheborderline.net Questions

Currently, the local blog known as www.ontheborderline.net, aka, Brain Death Inc., has a couple of interesting questions to ask. Here they are:

Q1: If any white-skinned sitting United States Senator purposefully walked into a seminar or sermon given by David Duke (let alone attended regular speeches), do you honestly think said Senator would have a snowball’s chance in hell to be elected as President of the United States?

A1: It doesn't appear that Ron Paul has a snowball's chance in hell of getting elected President. David Duke calls ron Paul "our God."

Q2. What then is the difference between Barak Obamanation, sitting Sunday after Sunday in the presence of Reverend White, with his wife and his two young children, listening to the hate America first, nation of islam loving, anti-semitic, mystic vitriol and any such white-skinned Senator coming out of a David Duke gathering?

A: It depends on which end of the rope you are on. Some of the statements I've heard Reverend White say make me crinch. Considering the history of the United States, the truth should make us crinch.

Obama in His Own Words


Thoughts From The Tower Of Babble

"I like the idea of people running for office. There's a positive effect when you run for office. Maybe some will run for office and say, vote fore me, I look forward to blowing up America. I don't know, I don't know if that will be their platform or not. But it's -- I don't think so, I think people who generally run for office say, vote fore me, I'm looking forward to fixing your potholes,, or making sure you got bread on the table."

President George W. Bush

"Smell My Lips!"