While I’m getting up to speed…. *UPDATED*

All this family and socializing stuff has left me way behind on my news reading.  However, I do have some stuff that you might find interesting while I regroup (and my thanks to all who sent these links):

The NEA urges its members to read Alinksy.  Are we really surprised?

Several years ago, I spent some nightmarish time working on a law suit involving a family that was actually trying to comply with California’s union written laws governing home care for the elderly and disabled.  (And no, I don’t know if they were really union written, but I say that because they certainly could have been.)  The laws basically give families two options:  bankrupt grandma to pay for ostensibly reputable home care or fly entirely under the radar, getting off the street care and the risk, in any event, of a lawsuit.  Not only individuals are at risk.  Whole useful corporations can be taken down, a story that Michael Fumento describes in chilling detail.

I hope that, in my enthusiasm for the military mission, I never, ever forget the sacrifices our troops make on our behalf — and I’m not just talking about the fact that they are willing to make what the Victorians used to call, euphemistically “the ultimate sacrifice.”

I’m always amused when, on the Left, the Gospels so conveniently intersect with Marx, Alinsky and the Democratic platform.

(More to follow, unless I discover within me a bigger, stand-alone post.  Also, please feel to treat this as an open thread and to add your own links in the comments.)

UPDATES (ongoing):

Can we clone Chris Christie?

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  • Danny Lemieux

    I must be missing something, so help me out.
     
    The Democrats have long campaigned against corporations, greed, profits blah, blah, blah. People cheered and voted them in.
     
    So now, they are successfully destroying corporations, confiscating profits and eliminating  opportunities to be greedy (except for the anointed liege lords of the ruling class and their princes and princesses, of course).
     
    So, why are people complaining? I don’t get it.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    They complain because they thought they would be getting a bigger piece of the pie.

  • SADIE

    Since you dropped the magic words, Y, piece of the pie.
     
    Here’s your handy-dandy tax burden calculator with and w/o Bush Tax.




    http://www.taxfoundation.org/

  • Mike Devx

    Book, your update link “Can we clone Chris Christie” is a pure breath of delightful and fresh air!  That man is wonderful!  He made his points so clearly and with optimism and great, honest humor, had his interview with Matt totally under control.  He’s got the message, he’s got the bully pulpit totally under control… I am more impressed with him by the day.
     
    Check out the video at the link!  You’ll love it, I think!