Today will seem a lot like yesterday, so you might need to check the calendar for the CORRECT date.
Our Hoosierland weather will have us once again seeing mostly sunny skies, a high around 90 degrees again, but the humidity will be higher than yesterday (we have showers coming sometime tomorrow, too).
Do, you get your favorite drink to start the day (I've got mine) and together we'll set off and see what has been going on elsewhere...sound good?
*** First out of the flower pot is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property."
Frederic Bastiat (29 June 1801 - 24 December 1850) who was a French author and economist, who was a prominent member of the French Liberal School (guess their liberals are different from OURS?). He developed the economic concept of opportunity cost, and introduced the "parable of the broken window".
His views favoring free trade and opposing protectionism provided a basis for libertarianism and the Austrian School. Here is his WIKI:
Born in Bayonne (not New Jersey), Aquitaine, on the Bay of Biscay, his father was a prominent businessman. His mother passed when he was only seven years old.
You can read up on his early life. It's when he first becomes published that things get interesting.
To quote the WIKI:
(( Bastiat's most famous work, however, is The Law, originally published as a pamphlet in 1850.
It defines, through development, a just system of laws and then demonstrates how such law facilitates a free society.
In The Law, he wrote that everyone has a right to protect "his person, his liberty, and his property". The State should be only a "substitution of a common force for individual forces" to defend this right. "Justice" (defense of one's life, liberty, property) has precise limits, but if government power extends further, into philanthropic endeavors, government becomes so limitless that it can grow endlessly.
The resulting statism (what America seems to suffer from when liberals are in power) is "based on this triple hypothesis: the total inertness of mankind, the omnipotence of the law, and the infallibility of the legislator." The public then becomes socially-engineered by the legislator and must bend to the legislators' will "like the clay to the potter".
Bastiat posits that the law becomes perverted when it punishes one's right to self-defense (of his life, liberty, and property) in favor of another's right to "legalized plunder," which he defines as: "if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime." Bastiat was thus against redistribution.))
There you are then...he was AGAINST redistribution (unlike our Democrats here)...told you the FRENCH form of liberal was different than ours...lol.
*** Next up, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 4 -
---Today is NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL COAST GUARD DAY
Read more about them HERE:
*** Next up, yep, another shooting in Fort Wayne.
AND, it was (you guessed it) on the SOUTHEAST SIDE. Here's the story (so far):
Police tried to track the suspect with a K-9, but were unable to find anyone.
*** Next up, our "Commuter-in-chief" has decided to turn loose over 200 federal prisoners in what looks to be an unprecedented move.
This story has the complete list of those being turned out (December 1) and the charges they were in for. And 67 of them were serving LIFE sentences...imagine that,
MORE prisoners from federal jails than the LAST NINE presidents...COMBINED.
How the hell is that making our cities and streets ANY safer?
Oh, I get it...it's NOT.
*** Next, and speaking of making our country LESS safe, there's THIS little gem:
|Well THAT seems rather UN-American...|
And a $400 MILLION dollar ransom at that...
Hell, you can buy a tactical nuke on the black market for that and STILL have money left over for a shitload of falafel. Can we use the word TREASON now?
I thought America didn't pay ransom, because it would lead to blackmail payments that could last damn near forever.
Sounds like the Barbary Pirates all over again, and history showed us how WE dealt with THEM.
THEIR asses on the damn oceans).
Here's the proof and what we can LEARN from history:
|(Has NO clue on how to negotiate)|
And, this is ONLY the "first installment" of a $1.7 BILLION payoff (of our tax money)...I mean payout.
No wonder Kerry (Herman Munster) was SO on board with sealing a "nuclear deal" with Iran...
You have GOT to watch BOTH hands of these Marxist libtards...every...damn...day.
Transparency my ass!!!
*** Next, another thug gets his day in court...and a pair of nice, shiny bracelets.
Here's the story link:
|THIS life don't matter.|
Christopheer Figgs, 28 is being charged with MURDER, using the gun he TOOK from a former girlfriend (who legally bought it back in February. And a Kahr CM-9 isn't the lowest priced pistol around.
Figgs didn't BUY a gun to commit murder...he TOOK it (let's say STOLE) back in May after a domestic dispute.
And the girlfriend SHOULD have reported it stolen, because it was obvious that Figgs wasn't bringing it back, and it was not a "long-term loan" in any way. Not under such conditions.
Let's toss several books at this punk-ass thug and be DONE with him for about EIGHTY YEARS. That ought to get his sorry ass used to "the color orange" (sounds like a good movie title, imho).
*** Next, time for "The Hobo Chronicles"...
JUST to make sure safety was "job-one".
|"Not bad...for an adopted human".|
|"Hey, you missed a spot...near the top."|
You tend to do a better job when you're being watched so carefully.
|"All that supervising pooped me out."|
*** Last back to the vegetable garden...you have to admire the powers that be in our nation's capital for one reason alone....
|Sounds like a liberal to me.|
And, considering their actions over the last 8 years, I'm surprised that people aren't yelling from the rooftops over such treasonous activities.
Thing is, most all of us have something called LIVES, and whether we like it or not, we have to LIVE them.
That means we usually are more concerned about the "immediate" - what takes place under our OWN roof, such as tending a household, paying bills, (and in our part of town, keeping from getting shot for no damn reason).
Many of us still work for a living, while some of us may have health concerns that need attention, or children that need likewise. Hell, a few of us even take care of stray animals or wildlife. We are pretty busy when you stop and think about it.
|These documents STILL mean something!|
They're looking out for themselves and whatever agenda they can pull out of their liberal asses.
Haven't found many conservatives that fit that mold (thank God).
So, who is really watching our "six"?
It seems that WE have to take on that duty as well, until we can find people who decide to put our nation and her people FIRST. It's a sad state of affairs, but to allow the wrong people to decide for us what THEY "think" is best, we've little choice but to think FOR OURSELVES...rely on ourselves, and take care of ourselves.
Stay SAFE out there, America.