Friday, May 23, 2008

From my Colonel ........................... ;-)

When You Get What You Want, Don't Complain
By Arnold Ahlert (bio)

If you're a liberal Democrat, you should have absolutely no complaint about the rising cost of gasoline. None. Zero. Zip. Nada.

Only liberal Democrats believe the law of supply and demand is non-existent. Less available oil equals higher prices? Blasphemy. It's a "conspiracy" courtesy of Big Oil, who should be "punished" with additional taxes for their "evil profiteering."
I say go right ahead. Punish Big Oil–and while you're at it, continue make sure that no more refineries are built and America remains off-limits to energy exploration. Make sure our country remains economically hostage to some of the worst thugs and fanatics on the planet, and that cash-strapped Americans keep sending trillions of dollars overseas to pay your self-righteousness.

But when all is said and done, don't even think about complaining. That would be tantamount to a person who murders his parents complaining about being an orphan. You want a "pristine" environment, no matter what it costs, and when gas reaches the kind of heights guaranteed to wreck our economy, no doubt you'll want to whine about "injustice," like you invariably do.

This is one American who's having none of it. The only injustice being perpetrated here is self-inflicted ignorance–coupled with overt pandering to peoples' anger and fear. Sooner or later, the public will catch on. Perhaps it will take five or ten bucks a gallon for the more obtuse among us, but I'm beginning to think that Democratic liberalism must be allowed to "flower" again.

Some of us are old enough to remember the last such "flowering," aka the Carter years. For those that don't, it's all been written down. The stagflation, the outrageous interest rates–and the gas lines. As Yogi Berra once said, "you could look it up."

But don't complain. Liberal Democrats have always worshipped "fairness," and it's a pretty safe bet to say that just about everyone is being "equally screwed" by runaway fuel costs. You've also worshipped "good intentions"–even if the results are disastrous.

You've gotten everything you wanted. You ought to be happy. Happy people have no business complaining.

So shut up.


He just sent me this one:

Dumb-ass quote of 2008!!
'My friends, we live in the greatest country in the history of the world.

I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.'
Barack Obama


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