I feel better already

2013 January 26
by justrand

Lord Obama’s decree to the peasants today:

“…the free market works best for everyone when we have smart, commonsense rules in place to prevent irresponsible behavior.”

Definitions of “irresponsible behavior” and  “commonsense rules” are, um, forthcoming.

Feel better?  🙂

38 Responses leave one →
  1. 2013 January 26 5:51 pm
    Mr Evilwrench permalink

    Reflexive: freedom = slavery, therefore slavery = freedom. Come, attempt to enslave me. I’ll educate you on freedom. It matters not to me that you may not survive your education.

  2. 2013 January 26 6:19 pm
    Deckard permalink

    So what is he proposing now – doing away with hedge funds? Speculation?

    So much for a free market society. Nevertheless, laissez-faire was never meant to be no-holes-barred without consequences. Everything seems to work to satisfaction – within a vacuum, that is. Even communism.

    The real world isn’t a vacuum.

  3. 2013 January 26 6:28 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    To make things easy on you. Remember these 2 simple rules.

    1) The rules apply to thee, the little people.

    2) The rules do not apply to us, the elites your bettors.

    If you keep this straight, everything else will make sense.

  4. 2013 January 26 6:45 pm
    bc3b permalink

    “irresponsible behavior” and ”commonsense rules” are subject to interpretation, and our interpretation doesn’t count. Only the Obama administration’s and the media’s count.

  5. 2013 January 26 8:06 pm
    justrand permalink

    all 4 of you are spot on!!

    WBF…can mean “We Be Fu*ked” or “We Be Free”. It will ultimately be up to us.

  6. 2013 January 26 11:04 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    This quote shows just how brainwashed people are in this country…..

    If you have a third-party who has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRANSACTION interefering and imposing their will at gunpoint (ie threat of property confiscation, arrest, imprisionment or violent death) with a completely VOLUNTARY trade/exchange then YOU DONT HAVE A FREE MARKET!

    By definiting a true “Free Market” has no rule save that which the directly interested parties VOLUNTARILY agree with!

    That the freaking issue we have with the economy, we dont have a free market – and the more that people like Lord Obama try to impose their “morale values” on other peoples voluntary interactions the more disfunctional the economy becomes

    By Obama’s definition, North Korea and the ole USSR should have been paradises with prosperity flowing from everyone as they had reams and reams of “common sense” regulation and central direction of the economy…..

    This is nothing more then the demogougic ramblings of yet another small and petty tyrant who wants nothing more then to have power over others!

  7. 2013 January 26 11:10 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    #3 Historically what you just described is called the “Devine Right of Kings”…..

    Anything that “God’s Choosen” in the oligarchy says is law…..as well as much of your work that they would like to steal….

    We are supposed be a nation guided by the rule of law ie everyone, even the most powerful government official, is supposed to obey the law equally…..

    However, everytime I see the local clown-suited cop drive by me going 20 mph faster then the posted speed limit with zero possible threat of him having his money confiscated from him like I would suffer for driving like that reminds me in spades that we no longer follow the rule of law….sure the Obama, et all in DC are the most visible part of the elitest oligarchy but even the most petty local politican and government stooge is corrupt and arrogant in their treatment of citizens and flaunting their own lawless behavior!

  8. 2013 January 26 11:33 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don’t believe in the good old words because we don’t believe in good old values anymore. And that’s why the world is sick.”
    Lin Yutang

  9. 2013 January 27 1:11 am
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “The gun debate isn’t about shooting deer or paper targets, and it certainly isn’t about keeping children safe from maniacs, who are only stopped by guns in the hands of the good guys. It is about the ability to hold the concrete materialization of individual liberty in your hands. It is about whether we are free Americans who can chart our own courses, or that far lower breed that submits to the fate determined by coercive bureaucrats.”


  10. 2013 January 27 6:04 am
    justrand permalink

    WEC: “#3 Historically what you just described is called the “Devine Right of Kings”…..”

    Exactly! I have a (now “Ex”) Facebook friend who would bitterly deny that he wants to return to such a thing. And then in the next comment, he would wish, hope and argue for Obama to have EXACTLY those powers. His arguement always came down to this: “Obama would use the powers wisely, and bypass all the gridlock!”

    Pathetic, but that truly was/is his thinking.

  11. 2013 January 27 6:11 am
    justrand permalink

    hattip Instapundit: http://reason.com/blog/2013/01/25/new-york-gun-owners-flip-the-bird-to-ass

    Or as Glenn Reynolds puts it: In the original Greek, ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army’s demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae: “Come and take them!”

  12. 2013 January 27 6:15 am
    justrand permalink

    Chicago: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/die-shootings-bloody-chicago-day-18326354

    How are those draconian gun laws working out? Well, fewer and fewer law biding citizens are able to obtain or maintain firearms. i.e. the foxes are more and more sure that the “hens” are defenseless

  13. 2013 January 27 6:24 am
    justrand permalink

    and then there’s this from Slate (via RCP): “How Democrats Will Win the Budget Debate
    If Democrats can shift the argument off the number-crunching and onto the real consequences of spending cuts, they should have a winning hand.

    Absolutely true. The Democrats CAN win the “budget debate” over the hapless Republicans. Result: financial collapse!

    As I have analogized before, this is EXACTLY like a some villagers getting together and “winning the debate” to stop the noisy old ski-patrol from going out and starting little avalanches in the early morning with their LOUD cannons! Yup, they can “win the debate” and stop those noisy cannons all right…

  14. 2013 January 27 7:04 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Historically what you just described is called the “Devine Right of Kings”…..

    Personally I like the duex principipa model of the Italian city states. Obama isn’t really running anything. All his little departments are. He just makes sure OoA is getting their slice of the action.

  15. 2013 January 27 7:17 am
    drdog09 permalink

    I gotta say, he has the pulse of the conservatives —

  16. 2013 January 27 7:27 am
    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – #14 is very much like Germany and Italy prior to WW II. Hitler did not own the means of production BUT boy did they direct the means of production.

    In DC today (just not Obama goes back to FDR), the DC beltway directs what American industry can and can not do. They go so far as to nudge us the people in how we life, where we life and other intrusions into our lives.

    I have often stated that we live in a gloried “company town”. If people stopped and thought about that and realize the trappings are just nicer.

  17. 2013 January 27 7:33 am
    JustMary permalink

    #15 Excellent.

  18. 2013 January 27 7:37 am
    JustMary permalink

    #11 I have been considering getting that tattooed on the side of my trigger finger. Really. The only problem I have is that you have to find someone quite knowledgeable to do that kind of tattoo, or the color will bleed and blur- and I want the tattoo to be quite clear in both appearance and meaning. 😉

  19. 2013 January 27 7:41 am
    justrand permalink

    the cartoon in #15 is truly spot on…especially the last comment she makes: “Well, the play’s the thing

    That is perfect.

    I don’t watch O’Reilly much any more…but the other night I did catch his monologue about Hillary’s PERFORMANCE for the Senate. And the reviews of the play titled: “Hillary The Valliant” by the Broadway Critics (aka: the media) were enough to make you throw up…literally.

    The themes from the “critics” were 100% lockstep: (1) Hillary was COURAGEOUS, (2) Hillary was PASSIONATE, and (3) Hillary is “the most admired woman in the world!!”

    O’Reilly played the clips from ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN wherein every single one of them said every one of those things…over and over. And they cast the EVIL Republicans as, well, evil Republicans…intent only on trying to wound Hillary the Valliant!

    Yup, the play’s the thing

  20. 2013 January 27 7:42 am
    justrand permalink

    JM, I love the tattoo idea! 🙂

  21. 2013 January 27 12:35 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    #10 Yoy hit the nail on the head: The so-called “progressives” are really regressive in their attitudes about people in government – they seek to reinstate simply a more subtle form of monarchy…..

    But its all the same, top-down, centralized, “my way or jail” absolute rule by a small “enlightened” group of oligarchs!

    Just because we change the name from “king” or “Soviet Premier” to “President” doesnt change the nature of the tyranny or the assumption its based on (ie their is a morally and intellectually superior elite)….and no, simply endorsing tyranny with a “democratic” vote doesnt sanctify this pervse idea and entittle the election victor to do whatever they want to you!

    The real “progressive” idea is called “Liberty” as it presumes we are all equal (in the fact that we are all flawed and no group is inherently superior to another) and we all have God-given rights that others are not allowed to violate….

  22. 2013 January 27 1:42 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Obama already blaming Rush Limbaugh and Fox News:

    Obama also said one of the biggest factors in the gun-control debate will be how it is shaped by the media.

    “If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it,” he said. “I think John Boehner genuinely wanted to get a deal done, but it was hard to do in part because his caucus is more conservative probably than most Republican leaders are, and partly because he is vulnerable to attack for compromising Republican principles and working with Obama.”

    The president argued that “the more left-leaning media outlets recognize that compromise is not a dirty word” and that party leaders, including Senate Majority Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, are “willing to buck the more absolutist-wing elements in our party to try to get stuff done.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/27/obama-gun-control-advocates-should-listen-more/#ixzz2JDMQZIW5

  23. 2013 January 27 2:30 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Kongratulations Kalifornians!!!

    For the second straight year, your state was selected as the country’s worst-run state.


  24. 2013 January 27 3:42 pm

    and I want the tattoo to be quite clear in both appearance and meaning. ~~JM

    The brain dead sycophants who scream for gun control would have no clue as to it’s meaning.

  25. 2013 January 27 3:59 pm


    ~~~FOR JM~~~

  26. 2013 January 27 4:00 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JM –

    Fox Sports gives the Clippers and Blaine Griffiths an “A” through mid-season:


  27. 2013 January 27 4:27 pm

    The little peckerwood does it to us again.

  28. 2013 January 27 5:28 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    IP – saw that earlier today and I was pissing bullets.

    If the GOP does this – they are deader than dead. Many posters on the sites I have seen it, have said the same thing. “The GOP is dead to me”.

    If this does pass, I will NEVER ever vote for a Republican again. I will vote issues and 3rd party candidates.

  29. 2013 January 27 6:03 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Then third party it is. But if that be the way it is, then any org that is to be supported must forego running a presidential candidate. It costs too much, gains too little, and requires an org that a budding third party cannot mount. The key target in such an endeavour is getting 16-17 third party members in the Senate. That is the logger jam of American politics. If but 14 say no to anything proposed it never makes it off the floor to be passed.

    But the people that get elected must understand — they are there for only one reason, block any and all legislation. Of secondary importance is getting more members in position.

  30. 2013 January 27 6:24 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Some old standards, universally true even today —

    “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
    — Thomas Jefferson

    “It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”
    — Thomas Jefferson

  31. 2013 January 27 7:33 pm

    Send them a message~~http://www.gop.com/contact-us/

    example message:


  32. 2013 January 27 8:53 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “I’m writing this because in the last week, not just only DP, but I have had people argue for their beliefs of various topics, ranging from anarchy to minarchy, and more. But people keep telling me they hate Christians because Christians want and expect everyone to be slaves.

    There seems to be a lot of confusion about this so I wanted to clear something up.

    I will say first I completely accept your beliefs, if you do not wish to accept Christianity that’s fine, but I have to set something straight so people can stop hatemongering and spreading the wrong message.

    The Bible is not a book of tyranny. it is not a book that says, “You WILL obey God.” It says, “You should obey God.”

    Throughout the whole Bible, the message of Liberty is spread. It says that man was meant to rule, and not each other, but over the earth and be caretakers of it. Man is NOT meant to be slaves to any man, and definitely not slaves to God. Each man has his own free will to choose.

    The Bible does ask for submission. However to submit is not to be enslaved, it is to willingly serve. You will find that serving others inspires others to serve you. All of the principles of Bill of Rights and dare I say, yes, the Declaration of Independence and natures law, can be directly pulled from the Bible.

    I just wanted to clarify that, because many seem to think the Bible is the cause of war. I guess if that’s true, than so is Liberty. Because liberty and freedom is exactly what the Bible teaches us to take part in. Just for the record, it also teaches us to stay out of entangling alliances.”


  33. 2013 January 27 9:05 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Unfortunately, nothing will preserve [liberty] but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”
    Patrick Henry

  34. 2013 January 27 9:17 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Daily Bell: Are elections rigged these days? Are votes trustworthy?

    Peter Schiff: They’re rigged in the sense that you can’t outvote the mob at this point. The government has created so many people who depend on government, who are voting for theft, who vote for somebody who promises to steal from somebody else and distribute the loot to their supporters. That’s the problem. This is the fatal flaw in democracy. That’s why the Founding Fathers, when they wrote the Constitution had the foresight to create a republic, not a democracy. The Founding Fathers called democracy mobocracy.”


  35. 2013 January 27 9:26 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Whenever the government does it they’re going to do it wrong and they’re going to create problems, either shortages or surpluses. Just look at America. Nobody is saving and everybody is borrowing because money is priced wrong. It’s too easy to take on debt. It’s too cheap to borrow, so we have too much of it. There’s not enough reward for savings so Americans aren’t saving because rates are too low. So rates need to rise so that we have more savings and less borrowing but the Fed won’t let it happen. So we have all these problems and eventually, as I said, it’s going to end in disaster because of this price-fixing.

    If you believe in the free market then believe in it. But you can’t believe in the free market and then think the government should control the price of money”

  36. 2013 January 28 6:51 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog #29: “Then third party it is…The key target in such an endeavour is getting 16-17 third party members in the Senate…. But the people that get elected must understand — they are there for only one reason, block any and all legislation.”

    drdog…I love the strategy. If we could even get FIVE into the Senate, and 20 into the House they could start a wave going.

    Where do we sign up? The POTA (Piss On Them All) Party??

  37. 2013 January 28 7:11 am
    justrand permalink

    a TRUE and viable 3rd Party, with the strength to elect a Senator, could (IMHO) be made up of:

    (1) Dis-affected Republicans…tired of the betrayals
    (2) Libertarians looking to actually make a difference…instead of a “statement”
    (3) TEA Party folks not covered in 1 & 2
    (4) Veterans not covered by 1,2,3

    An appeal made to all four groups, with some money behind it and some clear strong candidates, could indeed get folks elected. And some star power from a Sarah Palin type person wouldn’t hurt. Then, get a Rand Paul type Senator to jump ship and run on the 3rd Party ticket…

    and the actual name would need to be something like: Re-Founding America. Glenn Beck would jump on board…heck, he might lead it!

  38. 2013 January 28 7:19 am
    mulletover permalink

    Time will tell, but I am liking the star power of the newest senator in Texas, Ted Cruz.


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