Property Rights?

May 10, 2009

Not in our nation’s capital:

But, you can LEASE your front yard from the government for only thousands per year!

When will it end?


What is the British Government Thinking?

December 23, 2008

Well, as an addendum to my last post, it would see that the British government is well on its way in trying to stir up unrest by outlandish new laws.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5375668.ece

Of course, this wouldn’t work out quite as well for the government here, since WE tend to have guns, and don’t like home invasions, or other criminals.


Math Declared an Inexact Science?

December 14, 2008

I was reading a news article on a media webpage when I ran across a sentence that I, with my midwest upbringing, can’t grasp.

Byron Williams: Tough Decisions Should Not Ignore the Future

“It is difficult for the state to raise revenues because the California system allows 33 percent of the Legislature to constitute a solid majority.”

I know that Californians claim to be “Progressive” (codeword for “Socialist”) and all, but apparently they have progressed to the point where 33% now equals 51%.

Is it any wonder that our educational system is in a shambles when the government claims that 33=51? I seem to remember a part of George Orwell’s book “1984” in which the government (“Big Brother”) tried to convince Winston Smith that 4=5, and Winston Smith was convinced that as long as he knew in his own heart that 4=4 he was still “free.”

In California, apparently the citizens agree with the government that 33=51.

As long as 33 is not equal to 51 in the rest of the country, are we still free?

Or, are we ALL Winston Smith?