In the academic world, you think now and decide never; and in the government, it’s just exactly the other way around.


G. Warren Nutter,  economist and former Assistant Secretary of Defense


Margaret Thatcher, God bless her, still can hit the nail on the head … and with her delightful acerbic flair!

“Those who imagine that a politician would make a better figurehead than a hereditary monarch might perhaps make the acquaintance of more politicians.” – Margaret Thatcher

Via: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2011/04/twelve-top-tory-quotes-in-support-of-monarchy.html

Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.

— Walter Lippmann

This was news to me:

74-year-old Colonel Bill Badger tackled Jared Loughner while he was reloading his Glock according to telephone interviews with Fox News. Yeah, you go and try to find the story somewhere.

Col. Badger was also shot in the back of his head before he tackled Loughner. According to Col. Badger, someone whacked Louchner with a folding chair while he was reloading. That gave Badger an opportunity to grab his left arm while someone else grabbed Loughner’s right arm and they forced him to the ground.

I guess it’s more newsworthy when the shooter is thought to be a veteran than one of the guys who ended the shooting is a veteran.

The mainstream media was so busy trying to pin the shootings on the Tea Party, it missed a really great story.

via This ain’t Hell, but you can see it from here » Blog Archive » Vet tackled shooter.



Politico had an interesting pre-election summary of top Democrats’ reactions to the anticipated 2010 election losses.  Toward the end of the article, what the authors describe as  “Democratic source close to the White House” analyzing Pres. Obama’s likely reaction, makes a very telling point:

He’s shown a willingness [after past crises] to take responsibility and throw somebody under the bus.”

Take responsibility and throw somebody under the bus! If this is what leadership has come to in America, it’s no wonder we’re in such a mess.

via Spin cycle: What will top Dems say? – Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin – POLITICO.com.

The best growth is spurred by the right kind of ruin.

via An Age of Creative Destruction – Council on Foreign Relations.

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.

– F.A. Hayek

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