Thursday, May 6, 2010

Union Rules - "No One May Do The Work"

Daily Brickbat
Leave That to a Professional

Parents of students Fawcett Elementary School, in East Tacoma, Washington, planned a weekend clean-up day at the school. But when the union for the school's custodial and maintenance staff got wind of the event, they got the school to limit what the parents could do. The parents weren't able to do some of the work they planned, such as trimming bushes that block the view of those pulling into or out of the school. "If it's somebody's job, then they're paying them to do nothing because it hasn't been done," said Ron Joslin, one of the parents.


I hope it's misunderstanding, rather than contempt, that explains black hostility toward the principles of liberty.


Social security is an intellectually bankrupt system that is on its way to being financially bankrupt. But the worst thing about it is its cultural bankruptcy and human costs–it inflames inter-generational conflict and does so in a way that demeans us and destroys our chances of acting like mature and responsible adults. 


"Put no faith in salvation through the political order." - -- Augustinus

"But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go." -- Charles-Louis de Secondat
(1689-1755) Baron de Montesquieu

"Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule."
-- Charles Dickens

"Government machinery has been described as a marvelous labor saving device which
enables ten men to do the work of one." -- John Maynard Keynes
(1883-1946) British economist

"The welfare state that is built upon this conception seems to prove precisely away from the conservative conception of authoritative and personal government, towards a labyrinthine privilege sodden structure of anonymous power, structuring a citizenship that is increasingly reluctant to answer for itself, increasingly parasitic on the dispensations of a bureaucracy towards which it can feel no gratitude." -- Roger Scruton

"Government can do something for the people only in proportion as it can do something to the people." -- Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President


I signed up to worship BO just to keep up with his veneration.   Somehow I've started receiving these messages.

Dumbass --

If you didn't catch Monday's strategy session, here are the video highlights and an in-depth look at what you missed:

First, we're going to continue to support the President o


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