"Despite a carefully choreographed image of affability and cool, Barack Obama's decisions and appointments as President betray an alienation from the values and the people of this country that are too disturbing to be answered by showing his birth certificate." Thomas Sowell
"In closing, I'll add one point that 'Puter didn't add. Not only are the demographics of the housing market in play here, but you need to consider the investment profiles of the demographics. The Boomers are starting to remove money from the investment markets as they retire. Note 'Puter's ratio of 3:2 between the generations - there will likely be more money coming out than going in. It's not a pretty picture."
Scripsit GorTechie from The Gormogons.com
[When people moan about how we "baby boomers" will be raping the economy with the cost of paying for our retirement, Social Security (like I'll live long enough to see it), and Medicare, this news will occasion even louder screams. My wife and I are drawing down and living off of our 401k's right now. Oops.]
Two from Daphne at Jaded Haven:
"It breaks my heart that so few even recognize their sheer nakedness in the face of open tyranny."
"Our police forces resemble a scary version of combat troops, they’ve become an intimidating fact of life rather than comforting presence on our city streets."
[Including the city streets of Joplin, MO. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4rRTn-dDBTI. h/t to Silicon Graybeard]
"The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles." Ayn Rand
"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate and systematical plan of reducing us to slavery.
When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the state, and calls for an exercise of the power of dissolution." Thomas Jefferson
[Not much difference here between Republicans and Democrats: Bush's Patriot Act - supported and extended by Obama and the current Congress - and now the loss of the Fourth Amendment via SCOTUS, plus Obama taking us to war in Libya and interfering in the internal operation of several countries, including his betrayal and abandonment of Israel. Add in the burgeoning police state, and it indeed "calls for the exercise of the power of dissolution." Or secession, if there are indeed some who would prefer to remain full slaves of the State.]