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Browsing Posts published in July, 2012

My apologies to Cmac but some code in the post allowed access to over 300 spam hit per day and was overloading the filters. Watch what you download because them people are trying hard to get a foothold here.

It bugs me, I can’t quiet put my finger on it. Are there ANY Cowboy fans out there? Maybe you guys can explain it.

I saw the girls gymnastic qualifications last night and the USA should be top dog in this sport. The problem is the IOC rules state that for the all-around, it won’t be the top 24 gymnists in the world but the top 2 scorers during qualifying from each country. The number one seated gymnist, who happens to be on team USA came in third in team points during qualifying and did not get a slot.. Her name is Jordyn Wieber.

Know it says she will still go for individual gold on the floor and will work to get team gold but I wonder. Aren’t the Olympics about competition and hasn’t America, as of late, promoted equality when competing (everyone wins–there are no losers). When I see the USA athletes upset when receiving a lesser medal than gold, I get upset. With the best in the world competing against you, ANY medal should be jubilation. So what are we really teaching our kids? Do we really want be a part of this horrid spectacle that has winners AND LOSERS associated with it? And this is just about sports. What about competition in the work force? I think the games, as they stand now, promotes the wrong ideology for those young American minds and causes bad feelings in individuals. Either the athletes all get gold or we boycott the games. After all, isn’t it about “feelings”?


Who is the Wimp?

For squiddy.

I doubt any of you denizens knew Jeff Willis, but he impacted the lives of many boys. Jeff was my son’s first baseball coach (at 2:45 in the video), and his last coach in that league. That team was the first undefeated Majors team in ANSLL’s 50-year history (at 1:21 in the video). First, last, and by far the best.

Jeff Willis, you will be missed.

History demonstrates that it is capitalism and only capitalism that generates enough wealth in the economy to create the standard of living that we all take for granted today. Feudalism, Mercantilism, Socialism, Fascism and Communism all fall far short of the mark. In the 1930′s upper middle class was defined as having indoor plumbing, an ice box, electricity and a radio. Today, by that measure, even those one welfare have such a living standard.

The free market system that this country became great under is the only one that celebrates each man pursuing his own happiness. It was not about being collectivized and forced to work together. It was about individual decisions, either to work for hire, or, to start a business, or to invent that unleashed the creative genius in the human spirit. People in this country had choices. The result was an exponential rise in the national standard of living for over two centuries.

The average American today has the equivalent of some 70 house servants. These servants come in the form of indoor plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, kitchen appliances, electrical lights, radio, television, and the commercialized internet, motorized transportation, and ready access to medicine. The sum total of all this individual wealth and services provides an average American with a lifestyle that would be the envy of ancient, medieval and renaissance monarchs.

Milton Friedman defended the free market system better than most. He so thoroughly skewers Donahue some three minutes into the interview that Donahue, reeling, decides it is time for a commercial break. The contrast cannot be more striking, the touchy-feely Donahue is earnestly arguing from a position of profound ignorance, and is gently, but thoroughly schooled on every point by the liberty-minded Friedman — who speaks with authority, and is obviously in command of the facts. This one is worth sending to your liberal friends, if only to make them mad.