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Walter Williams is brilliant

Seriously. Go read The 20 Greatest Quotes From Walter Williams. Here are a few. Hat tip: Glenn

Walter Williams is a veteran, a professor of economics at George Mason University, a syndicated columnist, a fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh and an author of eight books. Williams has one of the finest minds in America as you’re about to see as you read these quotations.

20) How many times have we heard “free tuition,” “free health care,” and free you-name-it? If a particular good or service is truly free, we can have as much of it as we want without the sacrifice of other goods or services. Take a “free” library; is it really free? The answer is no. Had the library not been built, that $50 million could have purchased something else. That something else sacrificed is the cost of the library. While users of the library might pay a zero price, zero price and free are not one and the same. So when politicians talk about providing something free, ask them to identify the beneficent Santa Claus or tooth fairy.

19) During the first Reagan administration, I participated in a number of press conferences on either a book or article I’d written or as a panelist in a discussion of White House public policy. On occasion, when the question-and-answer session began, I’d tell the press, “You can treat me like a white person. Ask hard, penetrating questions.” The remark often brought uncomfortable laughter, but I was dead serious. If there is one general characteristic of white liberals, it’s their condescending and demeaning attitude toward blacks.

Leftists appeal to people’s covetousness, which is always easy, but they don’t realize that the math just doesn’t work:

17) Households earning $250,000 and above account for 25 percent, or $1.97 trillion, of the nearly $8 trillion of total household income. If Congress imposed a 100 percent tax, taking all earnings above $250,000 per year, it would bring in about $1.9 trillion. That would keep Washington running for 190 days, but there’s a problem because there are 175 more days left in the year.The profits of the Fortune 500 richest companies come to $400 billion. That would keep the government running for another 40 days, to mid-July.

America has 400 billionaires with a combined net worth of $1.3 trillion. If Congress fleeced them of their assets, stocks, bonds, yachts, airplanes, mansions and jewelry, it would get us to at least late fall.The fact of the matter is there are not enough rich people to come anywhere close to satisfying Congress’ voracious spending appetite.

14) If we look to benefits only, we’ll do darn near anything because there’s always a benefit. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that there were 43,443 highway fatalities in 2005. If we had a maximum speed law of 15 mph, the death toll wouldn’t be nearly as high, probably not even as high as 500. You say, “Williams, that’s a crazy idea!” You’re right, but let’s not call it crazy; it’s more accurate to say: saving some 43,000 lives aren’t worth the cost and inconvenience of a 15 mph speed limit.12) A more insidious effect of minimum wages, as racists everywhere know, is that it lowers discrimination costs. Say a white and a black were equally productive and an employer prefers white workers to black workers. Since he has to pay $9 an hour no matter whom he hires, the cost of discriminating against the black worker is zero. But if it were legal for the black worker to offer a lower price, there’d be a cost to discrimination.11) Many law professors, and others who hold contempt for our Constitution, preach that the Constitution is a living document. Saying that the Constitution is a living document is the same as saying we don’t have a Constitution. For rules to mean anything, they must be fixed. How many people would like to play me poker and have the rules be “living?” Depending on “evolving standards,” maybe my two pair could beat your flush.7) Maybe your college professor taught that the legacy of colonialism explains Third World poverty. That’s nonsense as well. Canada was a colony. So were Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. In fact, the richest country in the world, the United States, was once a colony. By contrast, Ethiopia, Liberia, Tibet, Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan were never colonies, but they are home to the world’s poorest people.

I would add that Kenya was a colony and, despite what Obama’s dad thought, it is one of the best nations in Africa.

4) Poverty in Egypt, or anywhere else, is not very difficult to explain. There are three basic causes: People are poor because they cannot produce anything highly valued by others. They can produce things highly valued by others but are hampered or prevented from doing so. Or, they volunteer to be poor.

3) What’s just has been debated for centuries, but let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well, then, tell me how much of what I earn belongs to you – and why?

2) Suppose I hire you to repair my computer. The job is worth $200 to me and doing the job is worth $200 to you. The transaction will occur because we have a meeting of the mind. Now suppose there’s the imposition of a 30 percent income tax on you. That means you won’t receive $200 but instead $140. You might say the heck with working for me — spending the day with your family is worth more than $140. You might then offer that you’ll do the job if I pay you $285. That way your after-tax earnings will be $200 — what the job was worth to you. There’s a problem. The repair job was worth $200 to me, not $285. So it’s my turn to say the heck with it. This simple example demonstrates that one effect of taxes is that of eliminating transactions, and hence jobs.

1) Here’s Williams’ roadmap out of poverty: Complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen. Among both black and white Americans so described, the poverty rate is in the single digits.

Why aren’t the ACLU-types going nuts over Lawrence O’Donnell?

See Respecting Lawrence O’Donnell : The Other McCain — O’Donnell is mad at Rush Limbaugh and claims to know the Bible better than him (I don’t look to Rush for biblical interpretation, but that’s another story).

But O’Donnell thinks that Jesus’ commands to his followers to give is equal to asking Caesar (aka the government) to take everything from us.  Wow.  It is the same awful biblical distortions you get from other false teachers*.

Here’s a very clear New Testament teaching on giving.  You may notice that there  is not mention of government.  And if O’Donnell & Co. want to claim that this is “just” Paul speaking, then they tip their hands.  Jesus is God and the whole Bible is his word.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Beyond his abuse of scripture, wouldn’t the Left be alarmed that he wants to force his religious views on all citizens?

P.S. to Lawrence and other false teachers — Jesus also claimed to be God and the only way to salvation and that marriage was designed from the beginning to be a union of one man and one woman.  Is that part of the message you preach?

*False teachers include people like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie

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Study: Gay Parents More Likely to Have Gay Kids – This is important on several levels.  It demonstrates the rather obvious implications of gays adopting children, it refutes the “born that way” myth and it shows how much ideology drives “science” (just as it does in Darwinian evolution and global warming).  Read it.

Democrats get TWICE the amount of foreign contributions as Republicans – sorta puts the nail in the coffin of the pathetic and false accusations against the Chamber of Commerce, doesn’t it?

Many people behave ethically when it profits them or costs them nothing, but true ethical behavior is displayed when there is a risk associated with it.

Hilarious: Left tries to ridicule Governor Palin for “don’t party like it’s 1773 yet” tweet but doesn’t know that’s when the Boston Tea Party happened — I assume those same Lefty history buffs mocked Obama’s “57 states” comment until their throats were raw.  Still waiting for the MSM to publicize this with half the energy they used to distort Christine O’Donnell’s 1st Amendment comments (while ignoring all her direct hits on Coons).

Farcebook is just a little inconsistent on their guidelines

The social networking site facebook has allied with GLAAD to fight anti-gay references on the facebook site. You will get no argument from me when someone tries to prevent juvenile harassment and bullying of gays (I agree with Andrew Wilcow that gay people should exercise their second amendment right more frequently when faced with physical bullying and intimidation).

The wonderful people at facebook have a “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” for all facebook users. But, this is where it gets a little farcical. There are a variety of facebook groups that deal with the topic of Rush Limbaugh, and when I say “deal”, I mean things like “waiting for him to die”, hoping he “should die slowly”, etc. You get the picture.

Peer review: How much more believable than fortune telling these days? – No, that can’t be.  Scientists are the only professionals untainted by original sin and would never, ever mislead for the sake of personal gain (or to avoid losing tenure, employment or reputation).  Right?!

Wise Latina Update – elections matter.  McCain would have never put such an awful judge on the Supreme Court.

James Cameron: Green For Thee – What. A. Hypocrite.  Watch the short video and see what not-so-incredible sacrifices he’s making compared to what he expects you to do.

The abortion nurse’s daughter: Inside minds at the mill – all this and more.  Tragic.

I asked Abigail if the clinic aborted women who weren’t pregnant. Yes, she said, adding the clinic owner often joked “anyone who wants an abortion can have one, whether she’s pregnant or not!”

Loving your enemies, false teacher style

Aside from the expected bile from the far Left about Rush Limbaugh’s recent medical issues, this was an interesting contrast: False teacher Chuck Currie pretended to care about Rush in his hatchet job titled Rush Limbaugh’s Release From Hospital Reminds Us To Love Our Enemies, while my favorite gay bloggers from Chicago wrote this piece where they displayed authentic concern: Rush Limbaugh, it is not your time. You have much more work to do, sir. Our thoughts and prayers for your speedy recovery.

What was amusing is that false teacher Chuck insists that Rush is a homophobe. Don’t tell the guys at Hillbuzz! The real homophobe is Chuck, of course, who is so afraid of the PC-police that he would rather deny the God he claims to follow, the word of God, church history and more rather than state the obvious: Homosexual behavior is a sin.

Chuck also says that Rush is racist. Red State said it well about the fictional quotes trumpeted by the MSM to attack Rush a couple months back:

You know, it says something pathetic about the left that Rush Limbaugh has been on the air 3 hours a day, 49 weeks a year, for over 20 years and they have to resort to made up quotes to hurt him and his business endeavors.

I do find it ironic that Chuck seems to follow Rush a lot more closely than I do (I don’t listen to his show).

The most disgusting thing about Chuck is his faux love for Rush.

To say that Mr. Limbaugh is racist, sexist and homophobic is a fair assessment.

Par from the course from Mr. Fallacies-R-Us. Of course Chuck thinks it is a fair assessment. Chuck came up with it!

Chuck goes on:

I’m an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and not a mental health professional, but I have enough professional experience to question whether or not Mr. Limbaugh’s hatred toward others does not provide evidence of mental health problems. We already know that Mr. Limbaugh is a (recovering) drug addict. Could it be that his personal anger is contributing to his health and addiction problems?

How quaint to point to Rush’s addiction! I’m surprised Chuck didn’t make the gratuitous fat jokes people normally do with Rush. Hmmmm . . . maybe that is because Chuck has an issue with gluttony? (At least that’s what his pictures show. Hey, isn’t that an easy way to discredit someone?!)

I’m not worried about Mr. Limbaugh’s eternal soul, however. He’s creating his own hell on earth where his hate and anger appear to be consuming him. Leading a sinful life has consequences and perhaps Mr. Limbaugh’s ill health is a direct result of his own actions.

Great analysis, Chuck. Maybe we should speculate on why you are such a compulsive over-eater. Is it because of your hatred for God and his word? Wow, these personal attacks are really easy and fun!

There has been a longstanding theological debate about sin and judgment. Many believe that God punishes sin through eternal damnation. Some might argue that Mr. Limbaugh’s attempts to divide the American people across political, racial and religious lines constitute sin. I would agree with that.

You see, Rush is a divider and that is really bad, but Chuck is a uniter because he totally agrees with everyone who agrees with him (not a typo, just a deliberate visit from the Department of Redundancy Department). People like Chuck aren’t equipped to debate an issue on the merits, so they resort to all sorts of personal attacks and other fallacies, such as false claims of unity. I’m sure Rush would love it if we were united with his views.

But at least Chuck found something he can call a sin! In his world homosexual behavior is not a sin. Crushing and dismembering innocent human beings is not a sin. But advancing conservative political views sure is!

It gets better. Of course Rush is responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing as well. And Chuck couldn’t leave out the question-begging issue of civil-rights-for-sexual-preferences.

It would be easy for people impacted by Mr. Limbaugh’s hateful rhetoric – the ways in which he has inspired anti-government feelings that helped fuel the Oklahoma City bombing, for example, or the ways he has given cause to those who wish to restrict civil rights for gays, blacks and women – to respond to his own hate with more hate but perhaps we should simply pray for Mr. Limbaugh.

Yeah, you can really feel Chuck’s love. Then again, he is a proven unrepentant serial liar and libeller, so why would anyone be surprised?

I don’t think Chuck knows what agape love is. It is having someone’s true long term best interests at heart. Does Chuck really pray for Rush? I do pray for Chuck – that he will repent and believe and stop misleading others with his false teachings.

Go read the Hillbuzz link next and see what real compassion looks like. It is interesting when the professing non-Christians get it right but the fake professing Christian isn’t just a fake but a bad fake.

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Chris Matthews of MSNBC fantasizes about Rush Limbaugh being murdered.  But Rush is the mean guy, of course.

Other media outlets smear Rush with lies from Wikiquote and elsewhere.  Great fact-checking, guys.  But they are the real journalists, eh?

Great point by Red State:

You know, it says something pathetic about the left that Rush Limbaugh has been on the air 3 hours a day, 49 weeks a year, for over 20 years and they have to resort to made up quotes to hurt him and his business endeavors.

Oh, and here’s some real racist quotes by Democrats.  If the MSM grandstanded on them the same way they did on fake quotes for Limbaugh that would be an improvement.

We’ve got CNN fact-checking Saturday Night Live skits but not transparently false quotes attributed to Rush Limbaugh.  It is a self-parody.

P.S. No, I don’t listen to Rush’s show.  Never have, despite the assumptions of most Liberals I come across.  But I know media bias when I see it.  Rush is obviously part entertainer, but from everything I’ve read he is more of a journalist than anyone in the CNN / MSNBC / etc. crowd.  For example, Rush knew about the ACORN scandal and publicized it before Charles Gibson and the rest of the MSM.

Richard Dawkins and the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve in giraffes — Dawkins “knows” that no intelligent designer would have ever done that.  I imagine that Dawkins already has a list of excuses to use when it is determined that there are good reasons for the nerve to be designed as it is. Just as the evolutionists did when it turned out that Junk DNA was not so junky, they’ll spin it to support evolution regardless of what their theory allegedly predicted or supported.  And it is so predictable and almost cute when Dawkins’ acolytes run around sharing their new “proof” of evolution and “rebuttal” of ID. 

Ann Coulter nails the Afghanistan situation and Obama’s duplicity.  A few snippets:

What Obama really needs to do is: Invent a time machine, go back to the 2008 presidential campaign and not say, over and over and over again, that Afghanistan was a “war of necessity” while the war in Iraq was a “war of choice.” (Oh, and as long as you’re back there, ditch Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett and that gay “school safety” czar.)

But Democrats couldn’t care less about military strategy — at least any “strategy” that doesn’t involve allowing soldiers to date one another. To the extent you can get liberals to focus on national security at all, you will find they are rooting against their own country.

Any fanatic who hated the Great Satan, owned an overnight bag and was not already working for The New York Times was lured across the border into Iraq … to be met by the awesome force of the U.S. military. Bush chose the battlefield that made the best flytrap for Islamic crazies and also that was most amenable to regime change.

Brave Iranian students who protested the tyrant Ahmadinejad did so because of Iraq — and then they stopped because of Obama’s indifference. Sadly for them, America’s foreign policy will now be based on a calculus of political correctness, not national security.

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Great testimony by Supermodel Kathy Ireland — This is a must-watch video on multiple levels.  Not only is she a winsome ambassador for Christ but she gave a great pro-life viewpoint based on science and reason.  Very thorough, clear and compelling.  Wow.  Major blessings to her for standing up for her faith and for life, even though it has cost her financially.

I’m not sure if Huckabee would make a great President but his talk show has been impressive the couple times I’ve caught it.

Hat tip: Stand to Reason

Let the Humane Society blog know that you appreciate them using Rush Limbaugh as a spokesman.  Sadly, some haters want you to boycott the Humane Society for using Rush.  These people are so vile and mean that they can’t even stand for an ideological opponent to support a cause they (allegedly) care about.  The irony of the intolerance of the “tolerant” is lost on them.

Wouldn’t they look at it as an opportunity to see the good in Rush (by their definition)?  I think theological liberals like that have an intellectually bankrupt worldview but if they stopped being pro-abortion, for example, I would be the first to welcome them to the side of good (at least on one topic).

It’s official: Obama’s socialism will lead to fascism — In Obama-land, this is how they see the world:

  • North Korea?  Not a threat.
  • Iran?  Not a threat.
  • Al Qaeda?  Not a threat. 
  • Pro-lifers?  Big threat.

The smug reactions of the media to the TEA parties are typified in the video below.  Media bias?  What media bias?  And you can see images of the violent and evil (eeevil!) TEA party participants here and here.  I didn’t know two of my favorite bloggers were high level Republican Party operatives. 

Yep, these gatherings were nothing like the family-friendly fare you get at your average gay event (warning: graphic). 

Then there’s the ironically extreme racism of people like Garafalo and Olbermann.  This is good news, in a way.  They are scared that we’re fighting back and must rationalize away the success of the TEA parties.