Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Some more (of other people's) thoughts on the riots in England

But first, we can't remember where we heard it or read it but it went a little something like this: "Everything in England is regulated except the crime."

And here's Secular Apostate on making nothing out of something (and in this case, quite a bit of something):

The anthem of these young people who make nothing out of something was penned by the unlamentably late Amy Winehouse:

I didn’t get a lot in class
But I know it don’t come in a shot glass
They tried to make me go to rehab
But I said ‘no, no, no’

And I can’t blame her for refusing re-habilitation.

Because she was deliberately de-habilitated, and she knew it. She was dehabilitated by a toxic politico-cultural brew of entitlement thinking, moral relativity, and reward for indolence and excess. By my lights, given her brazen drug abuse and public drunkenness, she should have been cooling her buns in jail. If she had been, she would be alive today. Instead, we have an outstanding natural talent, destroyed, rotting in the grave.

Yes, you can make nothing out of something.

For those of you in Placentia, California wondering just who the heck is Amy Winehouse, check it out:

Sober for a month now...


More, I do not want to encourage entitlements; I do not think a Republic can survive when those who pay little or no tax determine the size of government and the entitlements to the citizens. I do not want to encourage a society in which all men are paid for existing, and no man must pay for his sins – or for his dinner, for that matter.

And when folks like Warren Buffet whine that the rich aren't paying their fair share, to what end is his whining? What assurances are built into place that increasing government revenue would actually go towards reducing the federal defecit? There isn't so please quit whining.

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