Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Commenters' Thoughts

Reading the blogs is often not as enlightening as reading the reader comments. Often they may be singled out as worthy stand alone commentary. Even though they refer to the original article, they often have relevance beyond the object of the provoking blog post. My suggestion is to read them and capture the thought as presented.

If you wish to have one of the posts which provoked these observations click here for one of them by Roger Simon.

Jim Bruce:

“When America is put (even more) at risk and the you-know-what hits the fan, you will hear people say that Obama failed to protect America. That will be incorrect: He will have REFUSED to protect America.”

Oct 6, 2009 - 7:44 am

Mike G in Corvallis:

“This one is on an observation by John Derbyshire.

Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.”

A comment quote from bgates on Roger Simon’s blog. It stands alone.

"Obama will be remembered as the most disastrous head of state in the Americas since Montezuma.”

This is from Bill Whittle at the conclusion of a rant on the handing out of lab coats at a White House presser.

“And by having them wear white lab coats, you see, he is making sure we realize they are doctors. But I remain confused. Couldn’t they also be lab technicians? Perhaps they need to wear that reflector thing on their foreheads. Damn it, no — Dentists wear those too, and no one would be persuaded to give up their current insurance just because a hundred and fifty dentists wearing white lab coats and reflectors nod in agreement. What they should have had was stethoscopes around their necks! That would have gotten this bill passed!

And so it goes. Yet another speech, with props appropriate for a fourth grade show and tell, to sell the rubes on something they seem unwilling to want to buy and another appeal to oratory in place of substance. And meanwhile, out at the edge of the campfire’s glow, lean and cruel wolves circle red-eyed and hungry, watching and learning.”

Milton Friedman :

"Is there some society we know that doesn’t run on greed? What is greed? Of course none of us are greedy; it's only the other fellow who's greedy.

"The world runs on individuals pursuing their separate interests. The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus. Einstein didn't construct his theory under order from a bureaucrat. Henry Ford didn't revolutionize the auto industry that way.

“In the only cases in which the masses have escaped from the kind of grinding poverty you're talking about, they have had capitalism and largely free trade.

“If you want to know where the masses are worst off, it's exactly in the kinds of societies that depart from that. The record of history is absolutely crystal clear: that there is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system."

From IMAO with have this from Frank J.

“…the only thing he got out of his meeting with the IOC was a coupon for five dollars off a ticket to the 2016 Olympics.”

These preceding quotes were all found in the comments section of the various blogs. I know that reading them is sometimes tedious but it can also be very rewarding. When the people speak it is often well worth the time to listen.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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