Tuesday, October 11, 2011

On an AFN "commercial" Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, reflected on the fact that his father flew a B-27 during the 2nd World War. 

Nevermind that there never was a B-27.  We had the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, B-26 Martin Marauder and B-29 Superfortress.

Forgotten lines or sloppy script writer?
From Fox News:
A group of corporate and labor leaders advising President Obama is calling for sweeping and urgent changes in government policies, from liberalized immigration and less restrictive regulations to a more business friendly tax system and greater spending on infrastructure.
Of course, the goal of this is to provide some type of stimulus to our faltering economy.

Less restrictive regulations?  Definitely, but diametrically opposed to Barry's desire for government to control all.  After all, the government is vastly smarter than we are - at least in Barry's world.

More business friendly tax system?  Of course, but contrary to Barry's general philosophy of soak the rich, soak those bad corporations, and bring down Wall Street.

Greater spending on infrastructure?  Sure.  We need it, but can we afford it?

But how does liberalized immigration help mitigate the problem of one million unemployed construction workers?

In Brad Thor's new book, "Full Black," he repeats an observation of undetermined parentage: "A democracy can exist only until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury."

Sadly, we seem to be travellers on that path.