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Curmudgeon's Corner

cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner

Constitutional Protections...

Political, Potpourri, Quality of Life, U.S.

If you've watched the Fox News Channel chances are good that you've seen Judge Andrew Napolitano, the dapper and perpetually happy senior judicial analyst for Fox News.  He has written a piece titled "Most Presidents Ignore The Constitution" that appears on the Opinion page of today's Wall Street Journal.

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Food For Thought...

Economy, Political, Potpourri, Quality of Life, U.S.

I received an e-mail containing the following quotations and thought it simply had to be in front of as many readers as possible as we approach perhaps the most important election in my lifetime.  Much food for thought follows:

      • Suppose you were an idiot.  And suppose you were a member of Congress, but then I repeat myself.---Mark Twain
      • I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.---Winston Churchill
      • A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.---George Bernard Shaw
      • Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.---James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
      • Foreign aid must be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.---Douglas Casey, classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown
      • Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.---P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
      • Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.---Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
      • Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it.  If it keeps moving, regulate it.  And, if it stops moving, subsidize it.---Ronald Reagan (1986)
      • I don't make jokes.  I just watch the government and report the facts!---Will Rogers, Humorist (1879-1935)
      • If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it is free.---P.J. O'Rourke
      • In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.---Voltaire (1764)
      • The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings.  The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.---Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
      • What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.---Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
      • A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.---Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Patriot (1743-1826)

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Clean Sweeps On November 4th?

Economy, Education, Healthcare, Political, Quality of Life, Taxes, U.S., Wisconsin

There is more and more speculation as to the potential that we'll see a 'clean sweep' by Democratic candidates on Tuesday, November 4th at both the state and federal levels.  I hope that isn't the way it turns out, but I'm tiring of being beaten about the head and shoulders every time I read a newspaper article or watch the bulk of the television news items.  Maybe that is the intent.  If us conservatives can be sufficiently demoralized, maybe we'll just stay home.  Not this conservative!

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Village Buzz - October 27th...

County Board, Political, Quality of Life, Village Buzz, Wisconsin

Assembly Race Questions...

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Village Buzz - October 26th...

Germantown, Quality of Life, Taxes, Village Board, Village Buzz

Remodeled & Expanded Senior Center...

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