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Monday, October 24, 2011

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Have a Happy United Nations Day! After All, You Paid for It!

The UN would be a joke if it was merely ineffective; if it wasn't, in addition, grossly corrupt, destructive, disgraceful  and expensive.  A few quotes:

United Nations: where America feeds the hands that bite it.
~Gregory Nunn (attributed)

“It’s a good basic axiom that if you take a quart of ice-cream and a quart of dog feces and mix ’em together the result will taste more like the latter than the former. That’s the problem with the U.N.”
~Mark Steyn

The United Nations is an uplifting experiment, dedicated to raising the standards in Africa, the consciences of the democracies, and the price of prostitutes in New York. (One out of three ain't bad)
~Frank Dane (attributed)

Townhall article for UN Day 2010:  Have a Happy United Nations Day. After All, You Paid for It!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Life imitates Monty Python

OWS 1765: "Blimey, this redistribution of wealth is trickier than I thought!"

OWS fighting over money:

Smith is a member of the Comfort Working Group -- one of about 30 small collectives that have sprung up within OWS. The Comfort group is charged with finding out what basic necessities campers need, like thermal underwear, and then raising money by soliciting donations on the street.

“The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest to Finance. Then I went to them with a request -- so many people need things, and they should not be going without basic comfort items -- and I was told to fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?” Smith fumed, even as he cajoled the passing crowd for more cash.

Elvis sings the Solyndra song

to the tune of “Love Me Tender.”