The Jury Talks Back

11/7/2009

My prediction regarding the Pelosi HCR bill

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 7:44 pm

The Stupak amendment has passed, and thus I predict the following:

First, the bill will bring enough social-conservative Dems over to pass the Pelosi bill.

Then, after a Senate bill is passed, while they are in conference, the Stupak amendment will be stripped from the bill.

Thus we will have federal funding for abortion, and I will point and laugh at ever moron who bought into the sincerity of Congressional Democrats.

You Are All Socialists

Filed under: Uncategorized — Leviticus @ 7:24 pm

I was pulling weeds in my back yard a few weeks ago – they were getting out of hand, popping up all over the place, and they were starting to hurt some young saplings that the previous tenants had planted.

Pulling weeds isn’t exactly a mentally intensive activity, so I had some time to think, and something occurred to me: anyone who pulls weeds is a socialist.

Think about it: if weeds play the Plant Game better than the competition, then weeds should thrive and the competition – trees, flowers, crops – should die out. It’s the Invisible Hand of Botany. And yet we pull weeds so that our other plants can live. We interfere with the market on a regular basis by the adverse regulation of more efficient plants (i.e. weeds).

Now: I believe in the notion of the Free Market – that is, I believe that supply and demand will find equilibrium if left to their devices, and that government interference will cause losses in efficiency, and all that good stuff. On the other hand, I believe that there are times where government inter(vention/ference) in the free market is a good and noble thing. Accordingly, I pull weeds in my back yard.

I’ve been lectured numerous times by conservatives who say that all government intervention is bad, and that the Free Market will always – always – produce the best outcomes if left to its own devices. So, for those of you out there who believe that: how many of you have pulled weeds recently?

Don’t worry, gang – there’s no shame in being a socialist, so long as your heart is in the right place.


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