Sunday, July 18, 2010

"So, How's the Hopey-Changey Thing Goin' For Ya?"

Over at Michelle Malkin's joint, she discusses how President "don't-call-me-Hussein" Mao-bama ordered a separate plane for Bo, The First Dog, so he can join his Master-In-Chief on the Presidential family vacation.

Read about it here:

I'm willing to bet the cost of that flight would be more than enough to pay the many medical bills I still have outstanding...or should I still wait for Obama-Care to take care of that...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

So-Called Socialist "Progress" #3

Recently, the pseudo-Marxist government of Venezuela, under President Hugo "it's an American plot!" Chavez, was caught "red" handed sitting on a mountain of rotting excess food tucked away in government storage facilities.

Read the story here

Of course, the Chavez administration is trying to pish-posh the whole debacle. "It's only a SMALL percentage of food that was lost," they say. "Much more than that successfully reaches the people." If 70,000 tons is a "small percentage," consider how many people that would have fed -- that's a massive FAILURE for any system, socialist or not. 70,000 tons of lost food might not be a big deal for Chavez, but it sure would have made a difference to the people it might have helped.

Although the article above was written with an apologist tone and desperately tries to justify the failure, it still goes on to report essential facts of Venezuelan socialist failure on a very large scale.

Which goes to show that regardless of what faults capitalism may have, it sure is a hell of a lot more efficient than any socialist bureaucrat system of resource distribution. At least America never had to forcefully starve 8 million people in a decade like Chairman Mao, who considered his people "useless eaters."