Thursday, October 10, 2013

Community Service

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen doughnuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Member of Congress came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Member of Congress was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Members of Congress lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.


Way Back ....

Wayback ...

Here's something of a treasure I happened upon by touching off a hot link on an old post.  It's a Wayback Machine for the Wall Street Journal  on  Friday, October 31, 2003.  Cool.  But what surprised me was that all the links are also confined to that date, so for instance  an article, "Will Success Spoil the Cubs?"  and this Best of the Web tid-bit are saved.

If He Were a Republican, This Would Be Hate Speech--XIV

It turns out the Associated Press account of an Iowa brawl between staffers for Dick Gephardt and Howard Dean, which we noted yesterday, was rather sanitized. Deanie Hunter Allen alleged that the two unnamed Gephardtians "used a derogatory slur," as the AP's Dept. of Redundancy Dept. put it.

The Sioux City Journal adds some crucial detail: "The Dean staff member, 24-year-old Hunter Allen, who is openly gay, said he was called a 'faggot' by a Gephardt staff member after being shoved and escorted out of the event."

I had forgotten about this valuable resource.  The bastids can't hide what they said in the past at all,  can they?  Wait.  That includes this bastid.  Those bastids!. Horry Clap - check this. The old format and everything.

Knock Knock

A few weeks ago, I arrived from Europe at one of the Washington area’s international
"Like Karl Marx, many people in political leadership positions today have adopted the attitude that it is necessary to force their ideas on the people who they think are simply not smart enough to understand what is “good” for them. This migration away from personal freedom and toward government dominance started long before the current administration took power. The effects are now blatantly obvious even to those who have been asleep at the wheel for decades " - Dr. Ben Carson
airports. The wait in the customs line approached an hour, because there was only one customs agent working as more than 20 of the booths stood empty.

I was told by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent that this was a result of sequestration and it was designed to inflict maximum inconvenience on travelers so they would realize no part of the federal budget can be cut without horrible consequences. In similar fashion [Dr. Ben’s prescription for shutdown pain]

Dr. Ben Carson (who just went to work for FOX NEWS) captures the essence of what the Democrats are doing—inflicting the most possible pain on the public.  It's here that these thug minded ... thugs have jumped the shark for real.  Here's just the latest in a long series of outrageous actions by Obama's minions.

Mystery man mowing Lincoln Memorial lawn told to move on by park police
People on social media were calling him a hero – the unidentified bearded dude carrying a South Carolina flag mowing the lawn of the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday morning. But park officials told him to move on, and he did. 

The image swept social media quickly, where people posted comments like this: “I love this! Somebody find out his name! The web is abuzz with this guy but I haven’t learned who he is yet. But I want my daughter to take note: this is what a real man is like.”

The past few weeks have been one disastrous headline and sound bite  after another for the Obamas; from Harry Reid's "Why would we want to help one kid with cancer?,"  to images of  WWII vets in wheel chairs being locked  out of the WWII memorial. It's this kind of thing that will, hopefully, see Democrats swept out of power next year. Even Low-infos learn about stuff like this.

Meanwhile, people like me who are now operating on primal instinct want to go charging into their ranks with flashing sabers, because the  stark reality is this.  Those Park rangers, wreaking havoc across the nation, were willing to do it.   Willing to act in a manner that one headline called  "Gone Gestapo."  Think about that, and how easily they were turned  for a government paycheck.  Knock Knock.

And can be again

The Way We Were

Senor ricky