“Governments (actually people in general but the present context is government) will not abide by the law (or contracts) unless there is some punishment they fear if they fail to comply with the terms. When people in government spent other peoples money (OPM: pronounced “opium”) they have virtually no incentive to spend it wisely.”
by Joe Huffman




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quote of the day – theodore roosevelt

There is not much I can add to this quote from Theodore Roosevelt provided by The Art of Manliness:

If a public man tries to get your vote by saying that he will do something wrong in your interest, you can be absolutely certain that if ever it becomes worth his while he will do something wrong against your interest.

Unfortunately, the kinds of folks who most need to learn […]

the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago

Unless you are prepared for a veritable skyscraper of text (over 9,000 words) and a serious airing of grievances, you should probably go ahead and plan on skipping this post.

That disclaimer dispensed with, here is how it is. Over the past few years, Robert Farago – the editor of The Truth About Guns – has functionally leeched off of, exploited, stabbed in the back, maligned, abused, lied about, misrepresented, stolen from, and infringed upon […]

world net daily violates intellectual property rights?

As my previous posts might have indicated to observant readers, I am basically using pre-written canned posts from a few weeks/days ago to make up for the lack of time I have to write while the kittens are getting settled in to our house, and our house is getting settled in to having kittens.  In short, I have really been sucking at keeping up with the constantly-changing, dynamic world of gunblogger news and stories.  Such […]

the very definition of “idiotic”*

Threatening generational warfare if anyone so much as looks at Social Security / Medicare / Medicaid with an eye towards salvaging the American economy.

Yes, because killing the people who are paying for your fat, dumb, and lazy ass’ retirement is obviously going to increase that program’s revenues!

Yes, because simply ignoring the fact that “mandatory” federal spending now exceeds federal revenues will obviously make that problem fix itself […]