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Sowell: Random Thoughts
Creators Syndicate ^ | June 25, 2013 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 06/24/2013 9:53:00 AM PDT by jazusamo

Random thoughts on the passing scene:

Edmund Burke said, "There is no safety for honest men, but by believing all possible evil of evil men." Evil men do not always snarl. Some smile charmingly. Those are the most dangerous. If you don't think the mainstream media slants the news, keep track of how often they tell you that the Arctic ice pack is shrinking and how seldom they tell you that the Antarctic ice pack is expanding. The latter news would not fit the "global warming" scenario that so many in the media are promoting.

Someone has referred to Vice President Biden as President Obama's "impeachment insurance." Even critics who are totally opposed to Barack Obama's policies do not want anything to cut short his presidency, with Joe Biden as his successor.

People who refuse to accept unpleasant truths have no right to complain about politicians who lie to them. What other kind of candidates would such people elect?

Given the shortage of articulate Republican leaders, it will be a real loss — to the country, not just to the Republicans — if Senator Marco Rubio discredits himself, early in his career, by supporting "comprehensive" immigration reform that amounts to just another amnesty, with false promises to secure the border.

Ever since I learned, as a teenager, that the "Saturday Evening Post" magazine was actually published on Wednesday mornings, I have been very skeptical about words. "Gun control" laws do not control guns, "rent control" laws do not control rent and government "stimulus" spending does not stimulate the economy.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: randomthoughts; sowell; thomassowell

1 posted on 06/24/2013 9:53:00 AM PDT by jazusamo
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"You know you are old when waitresses call you "dear.""

Yep--lol!

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2 posted on 06/24/2013 9:54:21 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Bump for T. Sowell!

Surely there must be a place in the Cabinet
for him during Palin’s terms.


3 posted on 06/24/2013 9:56:11 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jazusamo

Love it!


4 posted on 06/24/2013 9:56:38 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: jazusamo

To be fair, Marco has demonstrated that he is a perfect representation of what the republican party is.

Enemy.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 9:57:12 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: tet68

Both would work for me!


6 posted on 06/24/2013 9:57:48 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
"You know you are old when waitresses call you 'dear.'"

And you know you're in the South when she calls you "hon."

7 posted on 06/24/2013 9:59:39 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: jazusamo
Although many people have been surprised and disappointed by Barack Obama, it is hard to think of a president whose policies were more predictable from his history, however radically different those policies are from his rhetoric.

bump

8 posted on 06/24/2013 10:01:00 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: jazusamo

Walter Williams too. So many good qualified
people to choose from.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 10:02:16 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jazusamo

He’s wrong about one thing. I’ll never feel sorry for Jay Carney.

LOL.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 10:02:24 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Excellent point! ;-)


11 posted on 06/24/2013 10:04:30 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: tet68

Secretary of Common Sense?


12 posted on 06/24/2013 10:08:58 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: jazusamo
Someone has referred to Vice President Biden as President Obama's "impeachment insurance." Even critics who are totally opposed to Barack Obama's policies do not want anything to cut short his presidency, with Joe Biden as his successor.

I've often had that very thought. As bad as The Won is, Slow Joe would probably nuke Newfoundland thinking he was calling for coffee.

13 posted on 06/24/2013 10:10:17 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: jazusamo

Barack Obama, IBIC.

It has a ring to it.


14 posted on 06/24/2013 10:10:35 AM PDT by ArGee (O'er the land of the watched (closely)...)
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To: jazusamo
Even critics who are totally opposed to Barack Obama's policies do not want anything to cut short his presidency, with Joe Biden as his successor.

No sir. I must disagree. I will take Joe Biden over BHO any day.

15 posted on 06/24/2013 10:15:16 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: jazusamo
"....another amnesty, with false promises to secure the border.


16 posted on 06/24/2013 10:17:36 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: jazusamo

[”You know you are old when waitresses call you “dear.”

I don’t know about “dear” stuff but I want to know why the police force hires so many young kids.

When I young, they were all old. ;)


17 posted on 06/24/2013 10:24:45 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: jazusamo
It has long been my belief that the sight of a good-looking woman lowers a man's IQ by at least 20 points. A man who doesn't happen to have 20 points he can spare can be in big trouble.

Heh

18 posted on 06/24/2013 10:38:10 AM PDT by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
When Attorney General Eric Holder argued that a "path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants was a "civil right" and a "human right," that epitomized the contempt for the public's intelligence which has characterized so much of what has been said and done by the Obama administration.

Quite evidently, Holder is working from a copy of a Constitution that he wrote himself. It bears little in common with the Constitution that the Founders wrote and adopted, and the one I've been familiar with all my life.

This wannabe Idi Amin was a judge?

Really?

19 posted on 06/24/2013 10:40:01 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: onyx
Despite political differences, it is hard not to feel sorry for White House press secretary Jay Carney, for all the absurdities his job requires him to say with a straight face. What is he going to do when this administration is over? Wear a disguise, change his name or be put into a witness protection program?

I'm sure someone said the same thing about George Stephanopolis, but he found another gig rather quickly. I expect Carney will find a similar job - still the apologist for whatever liberal needs defending, but under the guise of an impartial "journalist".

So no, I don't feel sorry for him either.

20 posted on 06/24/2013 10:43:37 AM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: RetSignman
I want to know why the police force hires so many young kids.

When I young, they were all old. ;)

And Marcus Welby morphed into Doogie Howser.

21 posted on 06/24/2013 10:50:16 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: jazusamo
I don't feel sorry for Jay Carney. The mere fact he's willing to do his job proves he has no integrity.
22 posted on 06/24/2013 10:53:22 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: jazusamo

Or up my way: dee-yuh!


23 posted on 06/24/2013 11:14:25 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: jazusamo
Even critics who are totally opposed to Barack Obama's policies do not want anything to cut short his presidency, with Joe Biden as his successor.

Dr. Sowell is wrong here, at least in my case. I don't think a Biden presidency would produce any policy improvements, but his gaffes would at least provide some comic relief.

24 posted on 06/24/2013 11:25:14 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: fwdude
You know you’re really old when ladies hold the door for you.
25 posted on 06/24/2013 11:32:10 AM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: jazusamo
Men like Sowell make me wish we had a common sense president again rather than one who is intent on destroying earth's foremost country..


26 posted on 06/24/2013 11:55:40 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Obadiah
Leftists sneer at Christians belief in a higher power. They are incredulous that some people would think the constitution is relevant to our modern times.

Yet they believe firmly in the fantasy that is Barack Obama.

27 posted on 06/24/2013 12:01:14 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: jazusamo

Thank you, jaz.

I really like Dr. Sowell’s Random Thoughts columns. He manages to pack a ton of wisdom into a single, small space.


28 posted on 06/24/2013 12:10:11 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

I couldn’t agree more, TOL and always look forward to his next one.


29 posted on 06/24/2013 12:32:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Someone has referred to Vice President Biden as President Obama's "impeachment insurance."

More like Leon Czolgosz insurance. Biden is dangerously incompetent drunk, I think he'd be an even worse President than Obama.

30 posted on 06/24/2013 5:39:44 PM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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To: tet68

I always thought Secretary of State would be a good posting...

Walter Williams could be placed as Treasury Secretary...

Select FReepers for other positions:

“Kristinn” would make a good AG...

“Eaker” Secretary of the Air Force...(but he prolly wouldn’t want the pay cut...hehehe)

“Travis McGee” or “Jeff Head” to run the Dept. of Defense...

I think a lot of FReepers could do a fabulous job running this country...

Just my opinion...


31 posted on 06/24/2013 6:29:08 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: publius911

“This wannabe Idi Amin was a judge?”
//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Some of the most despicable people in the country are lawyers, some of the most despicable lawyers are judges, possibly the most despicable of all runs the department of INjustice.


32 posted on 06/25/2013 10:52:48 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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