Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Wisdom of Thomas Sowell










There is nothing so bad that politics cannot make it worse.

It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them. Using this kind of reasoning, you can believe or not believe anything about anything, without having to bother to deal with facts or logic.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.


If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago, and a racist today.

What “multiculturalism” boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture—and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture.

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.

One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain.

The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people's money away quietly, and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly.

Mystical references to "society" and its programs to "help" may warm the hearts of the gullible, but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats.

If you have ever seen a four-year-old trying to lord it over a two-year-old, then you know what the basic problem of human nature is - and why government keeps growing larger and ever more intrusive.

Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.

If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves.

The essence of bigotry is denying other people the same free choices you have. Many of those who call themselves environmentalists could more accurately be called green bigots.

Liberals love to say things like, "We're just asking everyone to pay their fair share." But government is not about asking. It is about telling. The difference is fundamental. It is the difference between making love and being raped, between working for a living and being a slave. The Internal Revenue service is not asking anybody to do anything. It confiscates your assets and puts you behind bars if you don't pay.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

We fly you in distress BECAUSE we have respect for you...

....and believe this great United States has been stressed enough with the last four years of bureaucracy that is actively eroding the very ways that made this country so great to begin with.
And now, four MORE years (!?!) from an incompetent, elitist, arrogant, narcissistic, haughty, demagogue that has less business being in the White House than someone that has            (list his "credentials" in the preceding blank).
With all of the evidence of previous maleficence, I am in utter disbelief on this Election day evening.
All with concern for my children & children's children,
Bz

p.s. We flew you this way only on the day following the election of such a traitor of the American way.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

UPDATE to Previous Post: Missing Alert

The toothpaste was found!  We were all in the living room when Mr. C. reached behind the big television where all of the cords and wires live and at about the same time as I told him to get back from there, he pulled his hand back with a tube of toothpaste in it... not open, squeezed or smooshed ... thank goodness!
One tube down found.
One to go find.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

MISSING Alert:

It has now been discovered that a SECOND tube of toothpaste is missing.


This is the second one in less than a week.  There are no signs of forced entry, nor is any part of the home left in a disarray (no more than the normal disarray that occurs with a 5 y/o & 2 y/o).

There are no clues as to the whereabouts, but we feel quite certain that a "person of interest" (mugshot below) may know the whereabouts.
Should we learn the whereabouts, our teeth will be happier... as will the parents of the 'person of interest' because then their fears shall be allayed in wondering if these tubes have been expelled in some remote part of the home only to be discovered dry and glue-caked into ... who knows what!?!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Standing Proud...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April is here with all the fun & the latest happenings...


Starting the day with a little iPad puzzle.


Then play with the pup.

See the beautiful contrasting colors?


While Miss E makes a "nest" in the background, Mr. C decides to soak in the pup's water bucket, clothes and all.
This was after he bent over and dunked the top of his head in.

Bark mulch is NOT a regular part of his diet.


Momma affording Mr. C some privacy.

Three sweet fellas; although one of them has dined on horse truffles more than we care. His tongue looks clean here though.

Miss E's nest is complete!

Booger, the cat: "Are you going to hurry up and finish the rose garden so I can take a nap in it?"
Amazing how cat's pupils can narrow to such little slits.

The rose garden complete.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sighhh... He Can Now Work Doorknobs

But he's ohh so cute!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Who's the Moron that...

....invented folding clothes?


[Asked aloud by my dear husband.  To which I answered, 'I don't know, but it's stupid.']

Monday, March 12, 2012

Which Austen Heroine are you?


Well, I took the quiz and it says that I am:
 
You are Elinor Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though you are tremendously sensible and allow your head to rule, you have a deep, emotional side that few people often see.




Truth be told ... as is the way of my character, I've not read/seen any of the Austen liertature.
I hear it's good.  I would like to read some someday.
WHY did I take it then... b/c SOME day I may read it.

If you want to take the quiz, click here:

http://www.strangegirl.com/emma/quiz.php

Friday, February 3, 2012

What a Noble Lad he is...

"Laddy" at 7 months & 80 lbs

Friday, January 20, 2012

Mr. C turns TWO! ...and gets a haircut the next day

Restraining underway


C LOVES trains.
[Thanks 'GRRRrandPA' (grandma) for the cake.]

Mmmmm...

More Mmmmm!

Who DOESN'T love cake & ice cream?!?

So grown up from one day to the next.

Cute from the back too!