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Chris Farley Government: Remember When It Was Congress That Made Law? That Was Awesome

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He’d Fit Right In at NBC News

Remember that recurring Saturday Night Live skit where the late Chris Farley was the ultimate fanboy – interviewing those for whom he was the ultimate fanboy?

Sniveling and sweaty, he would bring up some of his favorite memories of his interviewees – pretending they were questions by prefacing them with “Remember…?”

And when the interviewee said he did in fact remember, Farley would blurt out “That was AWESOME.”

To wit: Farley’s sit-down with Paul McCartney.

“You remember Beatle Mania? Where those four guys went on stage and looked like you and then they played Beatles songs and….

“Yeah, I heard about that.

“That was AWESOME.

I often think of the Farley Model when watching the media “interview” a Democrat. Especially, sickeningly so when it’s Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. More

Yet Again, the Left is Caught Fraudulently Faking Support for its Ridiculous Policies

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Blazing Saddles’ Potemkin Village

Remember Russia’s Potemkin villages?

The phrase “Potemkin village”…was originally used to describe a fake portable village, built only to impress….

The phrase is now used, typically in politics and economics, to describe any construction (literal or figurative) built solely to deceive others into thinking that some situation is better than it really is.

The modern Left is renowned for erecting Potemkin-esque faux support and supporters for its policy ridiculousness.

You want fake feet in the street? More

A Congresswoman Demands Peace, Love and Big Brother Internet, Man

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The Left’s New View on Big Brother – Internet Edition

Democrat Congresswoman Anna Eshoo just penned an editorial for the San Francisco Chronicle. That has the patchouli whiff of her writing while sitting at the corner of Haight and Ashbury – in August 1968. It is warmed-over Hippie-Dippie, Flower Power, Socialist nonsense.

But Congresswoman Eshoo writes all of this is in defense of a Huge Government Internet power grab. That back in the Summer of Love would have been rightly viewed as evil Big Brother lording over us and keeping us down.

Here is a great question – posited at Yahoo! Answers:

How did the Hippies, who were so anti “Big Brother” in the 60s become Big Brother in the 2000s?

And God bless the Users – the first answer pretty much nails it. More

Government Crushes People – Then Writes Them Checks

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None Is Currently Forthcoming

A computer programming maxim is “Garbage in – garbage out.”

(C)omputers, since they operate by logical processes, will unquestioningly process unintended, even nonsensical, input data (“garbage in”) and produce undesired, often nonsensical, output (“garbage out”).

No one or nothing produces more garbage than government. And their trash has nowhere to go except all over the private sector – us.

The federal government alone spends almost $4 trillion a year – that is a LOT of garbage. Hundreds of billions of that is borrowed, which is debt and interest for which We the People are responsible – more garbage. Then there’s what they do with so much of that money – create ever more regulations. More garbage.

Every year – almost $4 trillion more spent, hundreds of billions more in borrowing and interest, and tens of thousands of pages of new regulations created. Piled on top of what they’ve already piled on top of us. To wit: More

Words Used to Mean Things – Then Came Government

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.orgWe are a nation founded upon and (allegedly) governed by words. Beginning with – specifically, foundational-ly – the Constitution. Every syllable was by our Founding Fathers debated and carefully crafted. To ensure a limited, enumerated government, maximum freedom for We the People – and a document that clearly, concisely laid out these parameters.

The Constitution is a “living, breathing document” – but with the amendment process as its only respiratory system. If you don’t like it – amend it. Otherwise, it is what it is – it says what it says.

The Constitution established a system that also relies on precise language. The Legislative Branch writes legislation – that must be within government’s Constitutional parameters. Every syllable is debated and carefully crafted. And since we directly elect this Branch’s members, we get to have a direct say in the words meant to lord over us. We get to lobby Congress to redress our grievances – to help shape the words they write. More

Aren’t We Yet Tired of the Feds Being Totally Wrong – Or Lying to Us?

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Almost Up There with
the First Amendment

Gassy assertions by government officials are, of course, a given. Very few groups of people are more wrong, more consistently – yet with more confidence – than the people who lord over us.

There are only two possible explanations. They are either really, really ill informed and naive. Or they know they’re wrong – and they are each respectively lying both of their faces off.

Let’s revisit just a few.

Obama Promises To Lower Health Insurance Premiums by $2,500 Per Year

Except:

Thank You, ObamaCare: Families Pay $3000 More for Insurance

And: More

After the Power Grabs: Gov Doesn’t Care What Happens to Us – It’s On to the Next Grabs

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Now With the Convenient
Grab Applicator

How many times has government royally messed up something? And not fired anyone? Or done anything that remotely resembles improving their performance?

Oh so very often. In part because they don’t care – once they have the power, they don’t care what happens to us. In part because they are too busy planning their next grabs.

A pristine example?

Federal Union Says (Office of Personnel Management) OPM Breach Hit Every Federal Employee

The OPM Breach Is a Catastrophe

First the government must own up to its failure. Then the feds should follow this plan to fix it.

Good luck with that.

China Blamed for Massive Breach of US Government Data

Except: More

Net Neutrality Hits – The Media Misses, Badly

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Have A Whole Lot More Pablum

As we’ve often discussed, the Tech Media is just as hopelessly Leftist and lost as the broader Jurassic Press. They are both echo chambers – talking points and terrible ideas bounce with great rapidity around their tiny little worlds. They are the Bubble Boys (and Girls) of news.

When a Tech Media story crosses over to the broader Jurassic Press – their ridiculous Leftist repetitiveness is truly comical. And highly disquieting.

On Friday, President Barack Obama’s huge Internet Network Neutrality power grab officially went into effect. A crossover story – with predictable, pathetic Press results.

What the Net Neutrality Ruling Means for You – NBC News

(T)he (Federal Communications Commission) FCC ruled that websites, media companies and others would travel online at the same speed.

Like government can magically make everyone and every job worth more money by mandating a higher minimum wage. More

‘Trust Us – We’re the Government’ Isn’t the Best Justification for These Huge New Power Grabs

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If At This Point You Still Do – It’s More Than a Little Disturbing

We are deep into Year Seven of the Barack Obama Administration. It has not been a great time in the history of government transparency and accountability.

He at the outset sounded good.

We have to use technology to open up our democracy. Its no coincidence that one of the most secretive administrations in our history has favored special interests and pursued policies that could not stand up to the sunlight.

Then so quickly disintegrated.

Cronyism and ObamaCare: Another Challenge for Reformers

GREEN SCAM: 80% of Green Energy Loans Went to Obama Donors

Auto Bailout Czar: We Did It All for the Unions

The (Federal Communications Commission) FCC Delivers the Latest Dose of Obama Cronyism

He sounded SO good. More

The Feds Want to ‘Reform’ Fraud-Riddled ObamaPhone – By Expanding It to the Internet

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And a Duck-Billed Unicorn in Every Garage

Remember this woman?

“Everybody in Cleveland low minority got ObamaPhone. Keep (Barack) Obama in President, you know? He gave us a phone, he’s going to do more.” (Sic)

“You sign up if you on food stamps, you on Social Security, you got no income, disability….” (Sic)

Thus was the Lifeline redistribution-of-wealth government phone program rechristened “ObamaPhone.” Which drove nuts the Left and the Media (please pardon the redundancy). More