That’s right, Taylor Swift was selected as #1 on Maxim’s 2015 list of Totally Hot Hotties, and she did it without taking her clothes off in public. She stands astride the music industry like a colossus. She shows up on magazine covers a couple times a month, and that’s not just the tabloids – she has made the covers of magazines like Time and Glamour too.
Best of all, she’s really, really nice!
I don’t know much about Rumer Willis except that she has famous parents, a large shapely derriere and her father’s looks. Last night she took the Dancing With The Stars season #3471 championship, In the finals she defeated a one-armed, one-legged man and a skinny young blonde guy who wears a head band/scarf/bandana to conceal the fact that he is prematurely balding.
Here’s a piece by Thomas Sowell:
In a recent panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama gave another demonstration of his mastery of rhetoric — and disregard of reality.
One of the ways of fighting poverty, he proposed, was to “ask from society’s lottery winners” that they make a “modest investment” in government programs to help the poor.
And please don’t call the government’s pouring trillions of tax dollars down a bottomless pit “investment.” Remember the soaring words from Barack Obama, in his early days in the White House, about “investing in the industries of the future”? After Solyndra and other companies in which he “invested” the taxpayers’ money went bankrupt, we haven’t heard those soaring words so much.
Then there are those who produced the wealth that politicians want to grab. In Obama’s rhetoric, these producers are called “society’s lottery winners.”
Was Bill Gates a lottery winner? Or did he produce and sell a computer operating system that allows billions of people around the world to use computers, without knowing anything about the inner workings of this complex technology?
Was Henry Ford a lottery winner? Or did he revolutionize the production of automobiles, bringing the price down to the point where cars were no longer luxuries of the rich but vehicles that millions of ordinary people could afford, greatly expanding the scope of their lives?
Most people who want to redistribute wealth don’t want to talk about how that wealth was produced in the first place. They just want “the rich” to pay their undefined “fair share” of taxes. This “fair share” must remain undefined because all it really means is “more.”
Once you have defined it — whether at 30 percent, 60 percent or 90 percent — you wouldn’t be able to come back for more.
Prior to 2008 I was a yellow-dog Democrat and a flaming liberal. I liked Big Government (and I cannot lie). 7 years later I am neither a Democrat nor a liberal. The Obamaphenomena is the primary reason I no longer consider myself a Democrat even though technically I am still registered that way. I don’t need to explain that part to you again.
My ideological journey is still ongoing. Breaking the emotional and sentimental bonds that connected me with the Democrats did not directly affect my beliefs, but once free I began to see things differently. The thing that probably had the most profound effect on my ideological beliefs was the Occupy Wall Street movement.
OWS was the Left dropping its mask along with its pants for the whole world to see.
A few old friends became immediately enamored with the movement. What I saw was a bunch of privileged children complaining about being privileged. They were rebels without a clue. They were intellectually and morally bankrupt. They didn’t even know what they were protesting about.
“WHAT DO WE WANT? WE DON’T KNOW! WHEN TO WE WANT IT? NOW!”
They protested corporatism and capitalism while using smart phones and wearing designer clothes and shoes. They squatted in an urban park and brought in catered food from gourmet restaurants. They held daily public meetings where nothing was ever accomplished. Meanwhile their shadowy leaders met in a nearby Union Bank conference room.
I’m no math whiz, but something didn’t add up.
According to the Left if you get stupid rich in sports, entertainment, social media, environmentalism, charity fundraising, or politically correct public speaking that is perfectly okay. But if you get rich by building and/or selling a better mousetrap and running a business that employs thousands of people you are a bad, bad member of the Evil One Percent Conspiracy.
Before 2008 I believed that we needed Big Government to protect us from Big Business. Since then I have learned to hate and fear Big Government. But I am still not a fan of Big Business either. The thing that I finally realized is that the two are symbiotes. Put Big Business together with Big Government and you have Crony Capitalism.
We need to drain the swamp. In order to do that (assuming we are able) we need to curb the power of the federal government. We must restore constitutional limits and return power to the states and the people.
It won’t be easy. It may not be possible. Either way it
could will get really ugly before it is over.
Shake it off.
BTW – The SF Giants defeated the Loathsome Dodgers 2-0 last night. They play again tonight and tomorrow afternoon.