Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Goodies from Ol' Remus


1936. Price, Utah coal miner's houses

McCarthy might have had a face made for radio; maybe he was crude and rude; maybe he was not elegant and refined. As the historical record shows, however, he was right: pro-Soviet Communists had infiltrated State, the White House, and other branches of government; the Soviets were conducting an aggressive campaign of espionage inside the US, Canada, and the UK.
DiploMad at thediplomad.blogspot.com 

Nelson Mandela's 'Long Walk to Freedom' - "Unquestionably, my sympathies lay with Cuba [during the 1962 missile crisis]. The ability of a small state to defend its independence demonstrates in no uncertain terms the superiority of socialism over capitalism." ... "I was bitter and felt ever more strongly that SA whites need another Isandlwana art-link-symbol-tiny-grey-arrow-only-rev01.gif," he explains. Driving around the country, Mandela constantly imagines rural landscapes as battlefields and cities as places where one day soon "the sweet air will smell of gunfire, elegant buildings will crash down and streets will be splashed with blood". These vivid quotes did not make it into the bestseller.
art-link-symbol-tiny-grey-arrow-only-rev01.gif Rian Malan at spectator.co.uk

Bureaucrats - It doesn't even seem to matter whether they're Democrats or Republicans—they all take full advantage of what one news report described as "a mountain of perks that most Fortune 500 companies couldn't begin to rival." Even President Obama's closest advisers are millionaires, including those on his 15-member cabinet. It is not unusual for some of them to own vacation homes, such as Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, who owns a "summer home worth more than a million dollars."
John Whitehead at activistpost.com 

Great Society programs - There is a reason LBJ and Bobby Kennedy used Appalachia. They did not think America would buy into their program if they used blacks. It was specifically chosen to get the whites on board ... The program was passed and the politicians disappeared. They got used. They got the brown end of thick once again. And you wonder why they don't trust outsiders?
VibeMan, comment at americanthinker.com 

 They said health rationing would never come, that if you liked your plan and doctor, you could keep it. They lied, and now that that’s over let’s move on. Since it’s the government’s doctor not yours any more, Maryland has announced a bold deal with state and federal officials not to treat people unnecessarily. Yes, progress is not treating people. Hospitals are preparing for this brave new world by firing employees.
Richard Fernandez at pjmedia.com/richardfernandez 

 We have police SWAT teams in full body armor responding to situations that Barney Fife could have handled with a chat on the front porch.
Col. B. Bunny at bastionofliberty.blogspot.com

 City folks often forget how very well-armed rural folks are.  A half dozen short arms and maybe a dozen long guns is pretty much what most of the folks out here have accumulated.  There's a joke that's told locally that goes something like this: "What's the difference between have a dozen guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition in the City versus the same goods in East Texas?" Answer:  "In the City, you're a terrorist.  In East Texas, that's a reasonable start on a gun collection."
George Ure at ruralpioneers.com 

 For the survivalist to copy the military is for him to fight the enemy on the enemies terms. He is fighting strength with weakness. For the survivalist, distance is your friend because today's armies and tomorrows enemies fight close quarters and usually win. Successful guerillas don't pander to the enemies strengths. No one expects you to be a super sniper. But you can choose to avoid s(t)anding toe to toe and trying to defeat your oppressors. Bushwhackers will prevail, Tommy Tactical Super Ninja Warriors slinging lead about will be decisively defeated.
James Dakin at jamesmdakin.blogspot.com 

 Census defines a family as poor based on income level but doesn't count welfare benefits as a form of income. Thus, government means-tested spending can grow infinitely while the poverty rate remains stagnant... According to a variety of government sources, including census data and surveys by federal agencies, the typical American living below the poverty level in 2013 lives in a house or apartment that is in good repair, equipped with air conditioning and cable TV. His home is larger than the home of the average nonpoor French, German or English man. He has a car, multiple color TVs and a DVD player. More than half the poor have computers and a third have wide, flat-screen TVs.
Robert Rector at online.wsj.com


  1. I sheaded no tears for Mandela. I rejoiced!

    1. Good riddance to bad rubbish, but he got away with murder and was praised for it.