How Drunk Is That?

A guy in a bar was about as drunk as it’s possible to get.

A group of guys notice his condition and decided to be a good Samaritans and take him home.

First they stand him up to get to his wallet so they can find out where he lives, but he keeps falling down. 

They finally get his address from his wallet. He fell down eight more times on the way to the car, each time with a real thud. 

After they get to his house, he falls down another four times getting him to the door. 

His wife comes to the door, and one guy says, “We brought your husband home.” 

His wife asks, “Where’s his wheelchair?”

Profound Political Wisdom

When the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. Is this man truly a genius? Checked out and this is true…it DID happen!

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

 It could not be any simpler than that.  

(Please pass this on to all your Socialist friends)

Remember, there IS a test coming up in America – The 2012 elections.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Europe at the edge of the abyss?

In an impassioned piece in that fine and feisty on-line newspaper The Commentator, Robin Shepherd sets out the stark case that Europe may now be staring at the end of democracy. Elections cancelled under EU pressure, referendums blithely ignored by the EU nomenklatura, the imposition of the euro over the protests of German voters – and most fundamental of all, the steady erosion of the ability of sovereign governments to decide their own policy over just about every area of national life.

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What Liam Fox’s hounding means for George Osborne

When Liam Fox resigned from the Cabinet last October, one of the first calls he received was from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The pair had a consolation curry and agreed to keep in touch. George Osborne even turned up at Fox’s drinks in London to celebrate the start of the political new year.

This close relationship is one of the more intriguing in Tory circles, and goes back to Osborne’s darkest hour in 2008. Thanks to some injudicious tangling with Lord Mandelson and a Russian oligarch aboard a yacht off Corfu, the then-shadow chancellor was fighting for survival. The rest of his colleagues melted away, but the Right-wing Dr Fox hit the airwaves to rebut the charges on his centrist colleague’s behalf. This took Osborne aback, and ever since he has taken care to maintain good links and keep himself appraised of what one of the principal representatives of the unhappy Tory Right is up to.

Yesterday, Fox made his first intervention since leaving office. Writing ahead of next month’s Budget, the former defence secretary called on the Government urgently to cut spending further and faster. Taxes should be reduced to stimulate growth and a scythe must be taken to the anti-competitive employment legislation that puts companies off hiring and expansion. Osborne will understand all too well the import of this; the Right has rolled a grenade under the door of No 11.

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