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Up or Down

Damn the torpedoes!  We want an up or down vote on health care. Thus spake our President as he bludgeoned, er, encouraged Congress to move forward on health care.  Part of me, perhaps the not-so-noble part, hopes that happens.  There … Continue reading

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To Drown a Frog

I believe in straightforward thinking.  Not simplistic, mind you.  Some things are complex enough to require sophisticated analysis.  Quantum mechanics comes to mind.  Other things will never be explained satisfactorily, such as what my wife really means when she says … Continue reading

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An Open Letter from Government to You

An Open Letter from The Government to You: It breaks my heart to see Tea Parties springing up all over America–the America I made great.  Ungrateful dogs.  Everything I have done is for you, my friend.  Each “intrusion,” a favorite … Continue reading

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Tea, Anyone?

When I was a kid, we studied the original Boston Tea Party.  I remember envisioning the protesters dumping tons of ground leaves into the harbor and wondering what a mess that must have been.  We thought, rightly, that the act … Continue reading

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The Last Dollar

Imagine the last dollar on Earth.  That crinkled bit of green paper in your hands was once a sound as a lion’s heart.  It could buy food, shelter, and thousands of other wonderful things.  What happened to the rest of … Continue reading

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Stossel on Rand

…when the Barney Franks and the Nancy Pelosis of this world no longer have a cookie jar in which to grub for goodies, we will have reached the final chapter. Continue reading

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Capitalism’s Horn of Plenty

It is easy to get vexed about government interference in the economy. What is not so easy, or so it appears, is to explain why free markets are better for everyone. Well, everyone except the people who benefit from crony … Continue reading

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Mighty Good Hog

A fellow was talking to one of his old farmer friends.  Both were leaned against a fence looking out over the farmer’s field in which there were several hogs.  The visitor said, “Mighty fine hogs you got there.” The farmer … Continue reading

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Health Care Calamity

Unless the heavens intervene, Congress is about to enact the most damaging piece of legislation ever produced by this once august body.  Government health care appears set to become a reality. Lest my friends in favor of health care think … Continue reading

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The Best of Intentions

I like people with a good heart.  People with a good heart recognize that helping others is one of the nobler instincts of our species.  They often see themselves as lucky, having sometimes enjoyed privilege through no effort or choice … Continue reading

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