Daily Archives: July 7, 2016

Who said that?

Trump InataKennedy Klan spends the July 4th holiday beating a Trump effigy with sticks, “Yuge fun” tweets RFK’s daughter Kick.

A wise statesman once spoke on violence back in 1968:

“What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness, but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice towards those who still suffer within our country….[We must]  dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and to make gentle the life of this world.”

The statesman was Robert F. Kennedy, announcing the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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We may be a billion or so short, but in Hartford, there’s always money for the essentials

Believe me I've looked, and there's just no better way to spend your money - trust me.

Believe me I’ve looked, and there’s just no better way to spend your money – trust me.

Democrats approve $250,000 for bronze bust of a deceased basketball coach

I’ve never heard of the gentleman in question, one Don Hurley, but let’s concede that he was a wonderful man and did a lot of good for the underprivileged in Hartford. That still leaves the question: would any of the legislators who approved this expenditure spend their own money on a statue of the man? The fact that there has been, until now, no such monument answers sufficiently – they would not. Would you? Of course not. But in government, it is considered entirely appropriate to take other people’s money and spend it on something they neither want nor need, in order to appease politicians’ friends and supporters.

Such is government spending.

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