Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gold nuggets from an American sage

Professor Thomas Sowell closes out the year with some random thoughts. A taste:
Some people are wondering what takes so long for the negotiations about the “fiscal cliff.” Maybe both sides are waiting for supplies. Democrats may be waiting for more cans to kick down the road. Republicans may be waiting for more white flags to hold up in surrender.

After watching a documentary about the tragic story of Jonestown, I was struck by the utterly unthinking way that so many people put themselves completely at the mercy of a glib and warped man, who led them to degradation and destruction. And I could not help thinking of the parallel with the way we put a glib and warped man in the White House.
Down under, Tim Blair displays lots of nuggets, too, with his annual roundup of notable quotes.


blogstrop said...

To Mr & Mrs Paco, and family, all the best for the coming year, and hopefully we Austrians ... er, Australians, can show the USofA the way forward in 2013 by booting the useless lefties from government here. Then it's your turn (again) in 2016. Damn! Is it really that far away? Sorry I mentioned it.

Paco said...

Show the way, blogstrop! Best wishes to you and yours in 2013.

RebeccaH said...

Thomas Sowell certainly has Barack Obama pinned down.

Anonymous said...

Deborah Leigh said ... Let the booting begin, Bloggy! Good luck!