Archive for the ‘Reality’ Category

An accurate review of history

January 25, 2009

John Stossel provides actual accurate historical facts. This sets him apart from many members of congress and the press.

…in the recession of ’82, it reached 10.8 percent. Yet no one even remembers the “crisis” of ’82. Today’s 7.2 percent unemployment rate is higher than we’ve grown used to, but we’ve experienced that rate 16 times over the past 35 years…

That would be the Carter years, when the unemployment rate was in double digits, as was the inflation rate. Mortgage rates were over 20% as well. The worst economy since the FDR era was during the democrat administration of Jimmy Carter.

Shedding some reality on Organic Farming

January 18, 2009

Penn & Teller are going to shine some reality on “organic farming” on an upcoming episode of Bullshit.

Bandit Six would approve.

Teaching history to liberals

July 6, 2008

For the most part, liberals are better at making revisions to history than learning from it.
So we have Timothy Sandefur giving a dose of reality to leftist Matthew Yglesias.

HT to Mr. Reynolds

A key difference…

March 26, 2008

Bruce Walker makes this on target observation:

The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers’ Party. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are lawyers. Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama are lawyers. John Edwards, the other former Democrat candidate for president, is a lawyer and so is his wife Elizabeth. Every Democrat nominee since 1984 went to law school (although Gore did not graduate.) Every Democrat vice presidential nominee since 1976, except for Lloyd Benson, went to law school. Look at the Democrat Party in Congress: the Majority Leader in each house is a lawyer.

The Republican Party is different. President Bush and Vice President Cheney were not lawyers, but businessmen. The leaders of the Republican Revolution were not lawyers. Newt Gingrich was a history professor; Tom Delay was an exterminator; and Dick Armey was an economist. House Minority Leader Boehner was a plastic manufacturer, not a lawyer. The former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is a heart surgeon.

The Republican Party is made up of real people doing real work. The Democratic Party is made up of lawyers. Democrats mock and scorn men who create wealth, like Bush and Cheney, or who heal the sick like Frist, or who immerse themselves in history like Gingrich.

We cannot expect the Lawyers’ Party to provide real change, real reform or real hope in America. Most Americans know that a republic in which every major government action must be blessed by nine unelected judges is not what Washington intended in 1789. Most Americans grasp that we cannot fight a war when ACLU lawsuits snap at the heels of our defenders. Most Americans intuit that more lawyers and judges will not restore declining moral values or spark the spirit of enterprise in our economy.

Perhaps Americans will understand that change cannot be brought to our nation by those lawyers who already largely dictate American society and business. Perhaps Americans will see that hope does not come from the mouths of lawyers but from personal dreams nourished by hard work. Perhaps Americans will embrace the truth that more lawyers with more power will only make our problems worse.

A dose of reality

May 27, 2007

Mr. Muir points out what you don’t hear from the DNC/MSM