So Texas asks FedGov, “Hey, can we hit pause on the emissions bullshit (and still be very “clean” as far as that goes) so we can throw a couple more logs on the fire to keep our people from freezing to death?” And Fedgov said…., “No.” They literally choose to keep people in Texas shivering in the dark and flushing their toilets with snow.
Only idiots think government is the solution to every problem.
Happy Hump Day!Today, first of all, we recognize the passing of a giant: Rush Limbaugh, 1951 – 2021 RIP, Rush Limbaugh. Mark Steyn weighs in on Mr. Limbaugh’s passing. Rush Limbaugh Was My Radio Dad The most-listened-to host in radio history. I did listen to Rush some, on and off over the years. I didn’t…
Looking at those dates reminds me that Rush was almost 40 before he hit the big time. I’m not saying it’s never too late, but it might not be as late as you think. Why not give it, whatever it is you want to do, another go?
Arthur: I am your king! Woman: Well I didn’t vote for you! Arthur: You don’t vote for kings. Woman: Well how’d you become king then? [Angelic music plays…] Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king! Dennis interrupting: Listen, strange women lyin’ in ponds distributin’ swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony! ———————– Dennis: Oh, but you can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you! ———————– Dennis: Oh but if I went ’round sayin’ I was Emperor, just because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, they’d put me away!
In less than a month, we will hit the one-year mark for the infamous “15 days to slow the spread” campaign brought by the U.S. government. It was created to bring awareness of Covid-19 and the government’s request that Americans shelter in their homes to help ease the burden on hospitals and personal protective equipment…
I know I read a story last summer about a U.S. PPE manufacturer who said, who replied when asked why he wasn’t expanding to meet the increased need, “Why should I spend money to buy more equipment and hire more people when even now I’m still losing business to Chinese companies who’ll charge a penny less a mask. When this is over I’ll be stuck with machines I can’t use and I’ll have to fire people I can’t pay anymore.”
Hospitals actually operate on pretty thin margins, though there is still A LOT of waste that could be addressed, so when somebody can save a penny a mask, they’ll do it and probably get a promotion for doing it.
Goodbye, Blue Monday!Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove, The Other McCain and Bacon Time for the Rule Five links! It seems the notoriously bat-shit crazy Gwyenth Paltrow now has a treatment for “Long COVID,” whatever that is. Excerpt: In a recent blog post, Paltrow revealed that she fell ill with COVID-19 “early on” in the…
The Indiana Senate on Tuesday voted 37-8 to pass a bill that would give the government broad powers to seize assets from people suspected of “unlawful assembly,” which, under state law, is defined as “an assembly of five (5) or more persons whose common object is to commit an unlawful act, or a lawful act by unlawful means.”
If that sounds hazy, that’s because it is—perhaps intentionally so. “The one thing we know is that vague laws are often enforced as broadly as they possibly can be,” says Sam Gedge, an attorney at the legal nonprofit Institute for Justice, “and civil forfeiture is often enforced as much as it can be because the government stands to profit.”