McCain forgot his mirror

John McCain, destroyer of life and airplanes, said, “… I have never seen anything as disgraceful and as outrageous and as despicable as…” the demonstration by Code Pink anti-war demonstrators.

Code Pink members chanted “Arrest Henry Kissinger for war crimes” as the former secretary of State walked into the Armed Services Committee hearing chaired by McCain. The hearing featured testimony from Kissinger, George Shultz and Madeleine Albright, all former secretaries of State, on global challenges and U.S. national security strategy.

McCain snarled, “Get out of here, you low-life scum.”

To shed some light on the opinions of decent patriots who wish people like Kissinger and McCain would convert to a pro-life stance, listen to Kissinger:

“Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”

No Mr. McCain, wishing death and destruction on American servicemen is not patriotic. It is the opposite.

Defining social justice. Real social justice.

This was a letter to the editor in the War Street Journal responding to an editorial about Obombya’s push to tax the rich to aid the middle class. I thought this lady hit the nail on the head:

Dear Editor,

I am a stay-at-home, home-schooling mother of five. Though we relieve the public schools of five charges, we still are heavily taxed for them. Though I am not paid to teach, we fund the salary of others’ teachers. Though we pay for our own lessons, sports and books, our taxes pay for those for others. Though we require no day care, we are taxed to subsidize others’ day care. Though we feed our own children, we pay for others’ school lunches.

To afford all of these obligatory donations, my husband works two jobs. And now President Obama asks us to carry more of a tax load so that working mothers can be relieved of some taxes, while we help educate their children. And this is “fairness”?

Kay Buccola

Kenmore, Wash.

No makeup

Now the latest fashion is no makeup. Or as revealed in the press, makeup that makes you look like you aren’t wearing makeup.

This makes me so happy. After years of seeing women trying to conceal themselves, could it be they are accepting God’s gift? Long ago I chalked it up to the idea they feel better in makeup. Feeling better is a worthy goal, But I still think women look better fully exposed. A smile or attitude have way more to do with how a woman looks anyway. A plaster of chemicals can’t hide a scowl very well. And what if it gets on the upholstery? Are there special chemicals available that can get them out. Is that why there are vitamin D pills now? Because the sun never reaches them?

I hope the new market for chemicals (makeup) that makes women look like they have no makeup will evolve into a true movement toward no makeup at all. Maybe they can feel better if they move to Colorado or Washington and save the money and time spent on applying makeup.

Letter to War Street Journal about Colorado pot and neighbors

Nebraska and Oklahoma are suing Colorado for enabling more marijuana to cross into their states. I have never seen the War Street Journal publish such a long discussion in their letters section. I’m not going to copy the article or letters here because it is not about the details, as I state in my letter:

Dear Editor,

Regarding the Nebraska and Oklahoma suits against Colorado for enabling the marijuana trade and the letters that followed; a larger point is being missed. The war on drugs is a small but indicative part of a nanny-state that serves to make Americans more dependent on government. And if there is one overarching concern for our future as a nation, that is it.

Elliott Millenson in his letter, January 20, says the FDA and CDC have ignored their obligation to protect the public’s health. Mike Scardina in his letter, January 24/25 wishes for funding for researching beneficial uses of cannabis.

The government, in assuming an obligation to keep us healthy or research any product, adds to the the transfer of responsibility from individuals to the collective.

In the case of the war on drugs, the devil is not in the details, but is languishing in them. A discussion of the overall reason for the existence of government should negate these minor squabbles.

Love, Fritz

Why the welfare state (and warfare state) don’t work to achieve their stated goals

From My friend, Butler Shaffer at

So, President Obama wants to provide “free” tuition for community college students. I have never understood the logic of those who want the state to provide “free” goods/services to people, but then limit the “gift” to only a narrow class of recipients or subject-matter. If the system really works, and no one has to pay for it – the essence of being “free,” right? – why don’t they go all the way and provide “free” housing, “free” cars, “free” clothing, “free” food, “free” . . . well, whatever anyone might desire? It’s like the cheap-skates who want to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Why not $1,000 an hour, or $1,000 a minute? Nobody is hurt by minimum wage laws, right?; and everyone benefits, right? So why hold back? Perhaps a new political party could emerge, whose theme song could be the old refrain “we want what we want when we want it!” It would certainly appeal to the boobeoisie, members of the mainstream media, much of academia, and others who accept the logic underlying lesser grants of state-goodies.