September 10, 2009
The urge to save humanity
Burt Prelutsky asks a number of politically incorrect questions (but what questions aren't these days). While I am tempted to quote his summary of what American tax payers are getting for a half billion of their dollars from their United States consulate in Jerusalem (blood pressure warning for the linked revelations), I am instead going to cite his closing observations.
When I look at Obama, I see a lot of Saroyan there. Although he's made millions of dollars off his books and CDs, it's common knowledge that he has one relative, apparently an illegal immigrant, living in public housing and another in an African village, surviving on pennies a day. But Obama keeps telling us that he's heart-sick about the unemployed and the uninsured. Well, as H.L. Mencken once observed: "The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it."
I suppose I should add I have, uhh, nothing to add to last night's farcical health care address. Better by far, it seems to me, to target the next czar. As a Canadian citizen, I realize it is a bit forward of me to suggest one to my American cousins; particularly so given the windfall his policies would provide for Canadian beef producers.
But, seriously, look carefully at Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein.
To be clear, the price of your steak goes up and the price of your cheeseburger goes up. Making steak and burgers from imported Canadian beef is another story.
Related: Victor Davis Hanson deconstructs the whup ass.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 10, 2009 07:08 AM
Let me be clear: The only thing that, uhh, saved last night's speech from, uhh, total inanity was Wilson's rude but accurate outburst. Yes We Can!