Finally, one more item. Via Blazing Cat Fur, here’s Mark’s new hour-long interview with Ezra Levant, his fellow Canadian partner in crime — if free speech is a crime, which increasingly it is:
Related: “The Government’s Cereal Killers.”
Tackling the big stuff with a laser-like focus on taking the fun out of the little we all have left.
Stupid serfs. King Putt will tell us what we’re still allowed to eat right after he finishes his burger and his waffle. Render unto Obama the greasy spoons which are Obama’s…and, you know, whatever spare cash you may still have lying around. $50′s and $100′s would be great, thanks.
Interesting, you can burn the American flag but you can’t poke a bit of fun at the President? I certainly hope this little bit of abuse of free speech has spurred a rush to have some Disappoint-mints.
I’m sorry but isn’t there suppose to be a bit of due process before someone’s property is destroyed by government agents or as one might call it, evidence. Or as a lawyer might say, “what raw milk?” Taht might have been regulators but it certainly wasn’t law enforcement.
What you’re seeing here is what happens when people have nothing substantial to do, when people have too much free time and insufficient imagination to fill it. You need to keep some people busy so they don’t come up with behavior that hurts other people.
Some people just don’t handle boredom very well, and we get to suffer because of it.
That which is not compulsory is forbidden.
That which is not forbidden is compulsory.
Dodgy lemonade, funny mints — no problem.
But raw milk is a recipe for sharing the TB you pick up whilst drinking it — with everyone, your family and random strangers you happen to breathe on.
Then don’t buy the milk! You still don’t see the problem.
Let the ones who make the effort to buy this product bear the consequences of their own decisions. By encouraging the state to interfere with other people’s choices you reduce everyone’s freedom.
And there lies the reason for government provided healthcare. When you do something they consider “foolish” the taxpayers are footing the bill, so sooner or later it’s what you eat, what you drink, how you drive , name it.
Sure… everyone used to drink only raw milk before there was Pasteurization, and everybody died… and they weren’t around to be our great grand parents or great great grand parents, etc… and that’s why none of us are here! Wonder of wonders… they lived with such intolerable threats to their existance and yet they managed to have large families and increase their population while we can’t even maintain our population.
All these vignettes are great, but until/unless We the People realize that they are only illustrations in microcosm of the, not sand, but boulders being thrown into the gears of the economy by the vast swathes of unConstitutional Fed bureaucrazies, we will continue to shrivel. From EPA to OSHA, Depts of Labor to Education, SEC to FDA, Medicare to SocSec, all are blatantly and obviously unConstitutional and should be abolished. All the tax raises and payment cuts in the world aren’t enough to ‘fix’ the debt; only substantial growth will do that, and only substantial reductions in the regulatory burden will allow significant growth. Follow the Constitution and the rest will follow. Watch business boom, wealth rise, the poor benefit through skyrocketing employment opportunites they have up til now been so unjustly denied, freedom reign.
But we won’t do that. We the People are a wicked and lazy sovereign, allowing and encouraging our ministers to trample on our own foundational Law for decades without a peep. This does not end well.
I don’t think we need to live in fear of a TB epidemic because a few granolas dig raw milk. But, for the sake of argument, let’s accept that there is a public interest in regulating it out of the market.
What people need to do is make a point of buying lemonade from the kids lemonade stand, buy a pie from granny at the fish fry, etc. Just don’t comply> If some technocrat tries to shut them down, interfere. Ask for a glass of lemonade and give them a buck as a gift for being so kind.
Bureaucrats can only act this way because people are apathetic and let it happen. Fight back.
Food Network has a new, interesting series, Restaurant Impossible. Chef Robert Irvine converts a failing, small restaurant from dingy to great in two days.
The interesting part is the restaurant kitchens. Every episode starts with cleaning the filth that has accumulated, often for more than a year, in every nook and stove hood. Gack! These restaurants operate under the watchful, caring eye of state and local inspection and licensing.
I would always take the kid’s lemonade stands versus these restaurants.
We can guess that the real purpose of shutting down kid’s lemonade is to stop any development of “unlicensed food”, no matter how small. It is the principle of the thing, and the money.
People might realize that it is solely the honor of the owner/operator which prevents disease in public restaurants. The state/county/town can’t improve on the conditions which the owners tolerate.
We would be much better off with private inspection. As it is, regardless of the government, you just don’t know how much filth is in the kitchen which prepares your food.
About these “DisappointMints,” for me the name just does not fit. Obama has not disappointed me in the least; he has actually lived down to all my expectations. A more apt name for me would be FacistGovernMints.
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