Roundup

I am probably the last person to figure this out, but you can pick your favorite comics at www.Comics.com and they can be sent to your email or RSS feed in your blog reader in addition to viewing them online.  Nice time saver!  There goes my last reason for ever opening the Houston Chronicle.

Great post by Ann Coulter on Obama’s Wall Street cronies and how they took stupid risks with no consequences because the taxpayers paid the bill — again.   Worse yet, they took TARP money indirectly, through AIG, so they try to claim that they didn’t benefit.  Sick.

The most oppressive regimes on earth have something in common: Islam or Marxism.

Shocking: Unions funnel millions of dollars to “grass roots” anti-Tea Party organizations.  

Randy Alcorn is right:  Purity is always smart; impurity is always stupid.

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  1. Unions. How much better off would we be without them? They tax (dues) their members, and then funnel that money to liberal candidates for office. With that kind of business model is anyone surprised that they are always trying to get Democrats elected? LOL

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    1. I’m really torn about unions. I hate a lot of them, and I’ve actually received death threats from teamsters, but I see the use for many of them as well. Without unions, far more jobs would be moved overseas, but with them, workers often lose the motivation to work hard since they can’t be rewarded in the union structure.

      We could do without them in some cases if consumers cared more about buying local products and made moral choices when it comes to their purchases, but too many people will just buy whatever’s cheapest.

      On a side note, I hope you all are going to watch the Olympics Opening Ceremony. I was lucky enough to see the dress rehearsal, and it’s phenomenal.

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      1. Heck yes, now that the Irish women’s bobsled team has been cleared to take part despite a challenge by…..wait for it……….Australia!!, Cool Runnings 2 here we come.

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      2. Hi Ryan,

        The Simpsons had a great bit about unions that I should add to my next Roundup:

        Factory Worker: You can’t treat the working man this way! One day, we’ll form a union and get the fair and equitable treatment we deserve! Then we’ll go too far, and get corrupt and shiftless, and the Japanese will eat us alive!

        Death threats? Yikes! They are soooo corrupt, though they are a necessary evil that needs strict limits.

        I’ll watch the Olympics opening ceremony, or at least part of it. My family really likes it.

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      3. Ryan,

        I think I’m missing something here. Jobs are moving overseas BECAUSE of unions (where unions have any affect at all) because they raise the cost of having employees to crippling heights.

        Also, unions have a tendency of protecting goldbrickers, removing or reducing the idea of merit in wage increases. Not all unions work this way, or at least I should say that not all trade union workers tolerate crappy work or workers and stand behind moves to remove the goldbrickers. But as we can see with teacher’s unions, postal workers unions, and some others do NOT spend time worrying over merit.

        People DO want to buy quality goods and services, but union wages generally result in higher prices and that doesn’t always translate to quality goods. Japanese care manufacturers really got it going here during a time when their quality WAS superior as well as less expensive.

        I don’t think eliminating unions is the way to go, but I DO think they need to totally be what they purport to be and not just a corrupt body sucking dough out of the workers to throw to Democratic candidates.

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      4. I think you’re assuming I’m on the side of unions. I think that unions have prevented some jobs from going overseas, but yes, you’re right generally. A company I used to work for had a militant union that asked for far too much, went on strike, and caused the lost of 5-10 thousand jobs to overseas call centres.

        Unions do fill a role keeping companies in check in highly monopolized industries, but that’s a problem better solved via other means.

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