"The very rich are different from you and me,” F. Scott Fitzgerald observed, eliciting the famous rejoinder from Ernest Hemingway, “Yes, they have more money.” Today he might add that they are apt to be Democrats, often exceedingly liberal Democrats, fond of talking of “fairness” and equity as they rake in what seems like vast sums of money, and spend immense sums on themselves. Confronted with tales of their zillionaire populists, liberals claim (a) that the way that they vote counts for more than the way they spend money; and (b) that many great names in political history have lived well and had money themselves. The last point is true, but there is a difference in degree and in kind that has only come recently. Let us consider the facts.Bookworm has commentary about this article, which is where I first read it.
What is new, however, about all these new nouveaus is that they espouse redistribution for everyone else. Having amassed their obscene wealth and shown it off for all it’s worth, they’re working as hard as they can to make sure that they’re the last of the breed. When all their redistributionist political policies have gone into play, no one is going to be wealthy any more.I forgot to mention that the New Black Panther Party also met with the stinky president of Iran; if the NBPP hadn't tried to stop white voters from voting, does anyone really think Stinky would have wanted to meet with them?
SNL had a skit that hit Christine O'Donnell. Ain't that funny, writing scripts about masturbation and a female candidate for Congress riding off on a broom at the end? Ain't that just a hoot? Almost as funny as Bill Maher is these days, bitterly scorning anyone who believes in Christ or votes conservative. Gee, wonder if they would have written such a thing about a.....you know how that story ends.
Get this: a "journalist" has discovered that soldiers are rationing ice creams to Guantanamo Bay detainees. Only one apiece!!! OMG!!!! RATIONING!!! THEY"RE ALL GOING TO DIE OF STARVATION!!!!!!
Too bad those same "journalists" can't see the health care rationing in England and already headed this way. Oh, well, that's only Americans.
Barney Frank's opponent needs to do a money bomb, taking advantage of the momentum. Why was Bill Clinton campaigning for Fwank yesterday? Worried?
James Delingpole has discovered that the tide is turning for the AGW alarmists. He notes that the hysteria has turned from global warming to global disruption to ....global cooling. How can that pin that on carbon? Over at The Telegraph (why is it always the British papers that reveal this?) Note the reference of concern below:
The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.The poor loser RINOs need to go away. Mike Castle, running as a third party candidate? Please.
Another stolen election here:
In November, rest assured, the Somali vote and that of others of dubious citizenship will be turned against Republicans. There is a way for readers to fight this. Call your local Election Board today. Sign up to be a judge or a poll watcher. Ask for an inner-city precinct. And make sure you know the law better than your Democratic counterpart does. It won't be hard.