Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quotes of the Day

Thomas Sowell: After virtually every disaster created by Beltway politicians you can hear the sound of feet scurrying for cover in Washington, see fingers pointing in every direction away from Washington, and watch all sorts of scapegoats hauled up before Congressional committees to be denounced on television for the disasters created by members of the committee who are lecturing them.

Don't politicians ever learn? Why should they? What they have learned all too well is how easy it is to get credit for promoting home ownership and how easy it is to escape blame for the later foreclosures and other economic disasters that follow.

Walter Williams: One problem with the African-American label is not all people of African ancestry are dark. Whites are roughly 10% of Africa's population and include not only European settlers but Arabs and Berbers as well. So is an Afrikaner who becomes a U.S. citizen a part of United States' African-American population? Should census takers and affirmative action/diversity bean counters count Arabs, Berbers and Afrikaners who are U.S. citizens as African-Americans and should they be eligible for racial quotas in college admittance and employment?

John Stossel: Governments have repeatedly failed to save animals by banning their sale. They've failed with the Colobus monkey in West Africa, the alligator in China and now with the tiger in Asia.

How do we save them? Here's an idea. Let's sell them! And eat them! What has worked is letting people own and profit from the sale of exotic animals. It's worked with elephants in Zimbabwe, rhinos in southern Africa and the bison in America.


5 Comments:

At 5/13/2009 10:35 AM, Blogger threecollie said...

Great quotes! Let's hear it for sanity!

 
At 5/13/2009 12:30 PM, Blogger Al said...

Politicians won't learn until the public teaches them a lesson. Unfortunately, that does not seem be in the offing.

 
At 5/13/2009 5:40 PM, Blogger FlintConservative said...

Dr. Albert Price on ABC12 tonight:
"...over the last century there hasn't been a consistent period of inflation above two per cent ever."

What world does he live in?

 
At 5/13/2009 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An oldie but goodie...

Common sense isn't common.

 
At 5/14/2009 8:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 1997 I did a bit of computer consulting work for an oil field service company in south Louisiana. I ran into a tall blond blue eyed fair skinned young engineer with a peculiar accent. (As opposed to Cajun.) It ended up he was from South Africa; his mother was a Afrikaner and his father was an American. When he sent his resume and job application he checked off African American without a second thought.

 

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