Thursday, January 29, 2009

I believe that the second syllable of "buttock" should rhyme with "luck" not "lock"

"We live in uncertain times," I said to my brother tonight, and I think it's true enough as far as it goes. Barack Obama is our president, which some students of history are calling another step in the slide toward socialism. (As a quick aside, did you know that Obama's tax cut plan calls for more than 50% of the populace to pay no taxes (or less). Do you know what that means? That means that beginning with the advent of graduated income tax (thanks to the Progressive movement of the early 20th Century), and through the governmental gluttony of Wilson, FDR and LBJ, we have now created a voting majority who pay no taxes. Or are on welfare. Guess whether those folks are going to vote for Obama, who pays their bills (with our money), or some Republican. It's easy to say, "stick it to the fat cats," but what we're talking about here is the brink of class warfare, when the many can become a mob and take from the few... and, call me George Orwell, totalitarianism.

Yes, it's years away, certainly. But it's over 200 years closer than when Tocqueville saw the same thing coming.

I'm afraid that was a bit of a tangent, when I promised you a brief aside. These are uncertain times. I'm in a bit of a maelstrom myself, and a few of the people around me are paddling gamely through their own, and sometimes it seems like the Bermuda triangle because it's so marvelous.

How fast can you run?

How well can you spell?

If the meteor hits tomorrow, whose bra will you grab?

Do you know how to dance?

Can you explain how calculus curves define the economic balance of the last thirty years?

Those are the questions that I'm interested in. And none of them are easier to answer than the next.

5 comments:

J. Hi said...

I prefer the rhyme with "lock." It just makes me laugh more.

I stopped laughing when I read about the big BO and his plan. *Sigh*

A Lil' Irish Lass said...

I'm glad to see that someone else out there is paying attention to the national tragedy that is playing out before our very eyes. I'm afraid the rest of America is going to wake up when it's too late.

(Have you read The Fountainhead? I prefer it to Atlas Shrugged but, regardless, both Rand pieces have such bearing on where the country is heading, in my opinion).

Nicole said...

We and our children will pay dearly for the stupidity of today's administration.

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Louise | UPrinting.com said...

I still think that the US has it better compared to other countries. Especially the third world countries where almost 3/4 of the population is on the poverty bracket... even without the recession happening. :(