Hillary Clinton and the Wild-Eyed Promise In fact, it's so good, I'm going to quote from it:
There is something deeply disturbing about Hillary's announcement, and I think it's in this paragraph.
You know, after six years of George Bush, it is time to renew the promise of America. Our basic bargain that no matter who you are or where you live, if you work hard and play by the rules, you can build a good life for yourself and your family.
This is utter nonsense. The promise of America is that there are crazy people who risk millions of dollars on crazy ideas, and if that crazy idea pleases the American public, the crazy person gets billions of dollars in return. Bruce's hard work didn't create the microcomputer chip or Starbucks, but they have a lot more to do with his good life than anything Hillary Clinton can do....
Capitalism isn't designed for capitalists. For every capitalist who wins big, there are hundreds that go bust. It is the little guy who reaps the benefits built by the wild-eyed gamblers at the top. That's the real promise of America. The surest way to break that promise is to punish the wild-eyed gamblers. At some deep, instinctive level, you know this. (Emphasis mine)
Then, there's this: Will Global Warming Cause Hell to Freeze Over? Come to think of it, wintry precipitation is predicted for this area overnight...
Another long day at this end. I did get a chance to vent my spleen at my friends at the AARP, who keep sending me solicitations of membership despite the fact that every time they do I call them and tell them that they can take me off of their list because there's no chance in hell that I'll join their organization. Today I spent close to ten minutes on the phone asking them to please take me off of their mailing list and quit sending me their junk, because the person I was speaking with didn't speak English very well. I know that sure as God made little green apples I'm going to get another letter from them within the next month, at which point I will call them again and ask them to take me off of their mailing list. They have a toll-free number, meaning that when I call them, they pay for the call. I figure that within a year they'll have spent more money on me than they would have gotten had I joined. I have them on speed dial. I've decided to send the money to the Second Amendment Foundation or the Libertarian Party (or both), both of whom also sent me solicitations today.
All reruns on CBS tonight, but "Bones" is new, and reruns of "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY" are better than anything else on. Think I'll shut things down here in a minute and get a life.