Friday, March 13, 2009

Republicans Face the Choice, Again.

The Republicans are once again facing their ultimate choice. The choice between being the party of individual liberty or party of the religious right:

Michael Steele Gets on Pro-Life's Bad Side

I hope that after thirty years of making the wrong choice, they are ready to standup for freedom again.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

This is How to Represent




Many years ago Ted Turner used his billboard Empire to advertise Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged along the interstate and highways in Georgia. The billboards read simply "Who is John Galt?" -- Ayn Rand. Whatever value that had for publicizing Atlas Shrugged, I do not know. But this would be my preferred method: dress up an attractive woman in a tightfitting shirt, emblazoned with the title of one of your favorite books and authors, and have her walk the red carpet.

(Photo Erin Cummings at the LA premier of Sunshine Cleaning)

P.S., Yes, if you must know, I was looking at pictures of Amy Adams when I happened upon this image. And yes, I will be happy to post photos of Ms. Adams if asked.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Red & Rover And Capitalism







Besides being extremely benevolent, funny, and cute, this a perfect lesson in economics. The primary is not the kid and his piggy bank, but the inventor/manufacturer of the rocket. Prosperity, jobs, and wealth are not "stimulated" by consumers having money, but by producers creating values that people are willing to save, pay, and work for.

If our dear President Obama really wanted the economy to improve, he would praise and unshackle producers; he would keep his hand out of their pockets and off their private jets.

I personally would work of my butt off for a rocket to Mars, but I am not going to do a darn thing if my only rewards are higher taxes and condemnation for not caring about the meek. The boy in this cartoon is not meek, and yet he is the one I think we should be protecting.