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ThursdayMan’s blog gets the most hits on polar bears – every day! One can be humourous (‘humorous’ spelling not preferred) once in a while. For instance, ThursdayMan shall think like a polar bear. Leisure at the height of the ThursdayMan’s existence: it doesn’t get better than this. Well, here goes!
Scene:) Somewhere in the middle of the arctic, flat ice and icebergs all around. Not much tundra (tundra is a fancy word for mossy leafy life:)
Polar Bear (thinking?:)
Boy, I’m tired … and .. alone. Ms. Polar Bear left about six months ago with the cubs. Sh** ! Now I have nobody.
FISHing, gotta find FISH. I’m gonna die before fish die in my mouth, if I don’t find fish. Fishes, lovely, tasty, exquisite fish between my lips, ground and juicy, bloody – oh so lovely and fine for ME.
Oh! Oh! Here’s a soft spot in the ice. Feel it. My FISH, it’s – it’s a little thick, though. Jump on it, hard. Jump again, jump up higher, JUMP UP HIGHER. It’s just too thick. Look at ALL those fish swimming in there. Golly, so depressing. Stomach says don’t stop fishing. Stomach says to move on and keep searching.
Move where? To the icebergs? No fish there. Yeah, stay on the flat ice – seeing fishes right here below. Okay, finding a soft spot. Maddening – just one fish would be quite kind to a single polar bear. Single with a singularly devoured fish. Nothing more – at least for this instant. Let the next instant worry about the next instant.
What are those animals over there? They’re moving toward me. RUN! No, wait. I smell fish. They’re holding FISH – lot’s of fishy odor. What are they? One is carrying a long pointy object. Long fish, maybe. One is pointing the long pointy object at me. Ugh! That hurt! Ohhh, I’m falling asleep, asleep …
Boy, I’m so dizzy. Wow! Look at all the FISH! Where am I? Somewhere very different. What does Z-O-O spell?
Forget It. Ohh, so lovely fishes!
You may have heard about the lawsuit that Charles and David Koch have filed against the Cato Institute, in which they ask a Kansas court to give them majority control of Cato. You may even have heard from Koch spokespeople about the effort.
I want you to know: We believe this effort is a direct threat to the independence, nonpartisanship, and libertarianism of the Cato Institute. Koch control would gravely damage 35 years of hard work by our Board, officers, staff, and donors to build the Cato Institute’s brand and reputation and to make Cato, as George Will put it, "the foremost upholder of the idea of liberty in the nation that is the foremost upholder of the idea of liberty." We intend to fight this threat. And we intend to win and to preserve our independence.
Let me note that we at Cato are immensely grateful for the support we received from Charles and David Koch up until a couple of years ago (about 4 percent of our budget in the past decade), and we admire their donations to many other libertarian causes as well. This dispute isn’t personal, we’re not trying to demonize the Kochs. We just don’t think a think tank can retain its credibility if it’s perceived to be
As Americans tire of listening to the nightly political pundits, it becomes more clear how further away they get from the important issues: the economy, immigration reform, and debt. They seem to focus on the irrelevant as the U.S. media portrays it. It’s called serious American complacency – the idea that one is slough to think for oneself and follow one’s conscience in courage.
What makes a country strong is its courage to live, and live well at that – to live well enough to be the envy of the earth. The first step to get to this sublime goal is to have economic freedom. Then, civil freedom, then, political freedom. The first step is to be able to make a good living to support one’s family without government restriction. One sees in the union perspective the jealous desire of complacency. When who really pays for the fringe benefits of the unionized is the American taxpayer – those who actually work hard for every single dollar, who are truly conservative or who pay the dear price of loss for not being conservative.
Newt is the closest candidate to really understand the American need for economic freedom. He also is the closest to understanding what is truly needed for immigration reform as it’s tied so closely to the economy. As the November 2012 general election nears, it becomes blatantly obvious on how so close the country is on the precipice of danger or wonder. Choose wonder. Choose Newt for President.
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I wanted to send you a quick note about what I believe will be one of the most exciting statewide campaigns in Florida this election season. You might be familiar with an effort called Restore Justice, to educate voters about the records of three Supreme Court Justices, Pariente, Quince and Lewis. All three will be on the ballot facing a simple up or down vote this November.
A study released by the "American Justice Partnership" said, "Nowhere is the pattern of judicial activism more prevalent than in Florida." We have been working over the last 18 months to inform groups about the issue of judicial activism and the various decisions that have been made by our state SC justices.
Now I am happy to let you know that we are taking this campaign to the next level. Over the next few weeks we will be announcing a statewide leadership team and coalition of individuals throughout Florida’s 67 counties. I need your help right now to do this.
It’s early, but things are heating up. Many people are already circling the wagons and trying to discredit us. Three Former Florida Bar presidents, a former state Attorney General and former Supreme Court Justice have organized campaigns to minimize the importance of judicial record and attack our effort to educate voters. They have already sent out inflammatory emails calling our agenda "radical" and going so far as to say the judges have done absolutely nothing to deserve being removed from office. That’s quite an exoneration without even mentioning a single decision!
I need your help if we are going to be successful. The goal of our effort is simple: to tell as many people as possible about these three judges’ decisions on health care, education, frivolous lawsuits and criminal justice and other issues that are important to voters. Last election, 1 million voters left the judicial section of the ballot empty. A recent focus group found that out of 115 people surveyed, not one could name a single Supreme Court Justice. It’s vital that voters make informed decisions on every vote they cast, including Supreme Court Justices.
We are looking for people who will be willing to stand with us, help spread the word in your county, and to join our state wide coalition on the ground level of what the Tallahassee Democrat called, "the most hotly contested judicial elections in more than 20 years."
Would you be willing to help in your county? Send me an email!
Restore Justice, Inc.