Samuel Clemens in Carson City

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Here I sit in Carson City, and here we go again.

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In the grand scope of things, the actions, or inaction, of one politician may, or may not, make any large impact.

Adam Smith had one thing right:

“People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public”.

Out state government is in critical condition. When was the last time something constructive was done without the tax payers being fleeced? The “Special Session” is now long past, and what a special event that was.

Recommendations were made and budgets were proposed. Hands were wrung and arms were twisted. In fact the day after the session was out, the streets of our state capitol were littered with twisted off body parts lacking owners, or at least people willing to claim those parts.

The end result? Not a damn thing.

After making hay about his brilliant budgetary plans and getting many of them out of the legislature, Ole’ Jim Gibbons vetoed the bulk of them. Jobs were still lost, budgets were slashed, and taxes were, well, adjusted; in the upward direction of course.

This is a move that would make the scoundrels in Washington DC proud.

Now we have the new “Health care” debacle. Right on cue, Ole’ Jim calls for a lawsuit, and our Attorney General, Catherine Cortez Masto fires back that the suit will cost us too much money. Maybe somebody should send her a note on what this will cost the state when the liability is handed off to the states, while DC continues to collect the taxes, and then hand back the funds; likely a few dollars light.

Maybe that same person should send Ole’ Jim another note, and let him know that sticking to your guns is a good thing; but the time to write letters to DC was last year when he was busy with, well issues of a personal nature.

So the conspiracy against the public continues. Maybe it is time for a modest proposal?


Written by twainincarsoncity

April 4, 2010 at 12:37 am

Et tu logic?

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From time to time I am made brutally aware of the silliness of our species. We hem and haw and generally carry on like dogs left out in a snowstorm. 9 times out of 10, we seem to forgo the intelligence the good lord gave us, and substitute it for emotional hysterics.

This health care debacle has made this point quite saliently.

How do you create a problem that did not exist? It is quite simple actually. All one has to do is plant the thought in the heads of people, repeat it enough and voila! Crisis. You need not even inject facts and figures into the argument, as by the time most people are even aware of the issue, they have already jumped onto the hysteria bandwagon. Tell the big lie over and over. Over time the truth does surface, but by then the damage has been done.

And you can bet the farm that if a government entity was involved, one can wait decades before the new problems that were caused are even addressed.

The first problem is that the masses are so easily manipulated, which is why we find ourselves fighting a new war every few years. Impressive men with expensive suits make us promises about the utopia they will give us, if only we follow their plans. Of course a cursory glance at the plans make them seem great, in fact, magical. Dig deeper and most people become severely ill just trying to read the mess, let alone decipher whatever cryptic language is used to obscure the true intentions.

The phrase “Communism sounds good on paper” is a great example of this. A cursory glance sounds great, with everybody getting everything they need, wanting for nothing. Thus this misleading statement so oft repeated. Dig deeper and you begin to see it for the inhuman, twisted system it really is. I am starting to think that even the pro-communist intellectuals are either completely mad, or do not understand it for what it really is: the latest form of human self subjugation. It most definitely does not sound good on paper.

Only a silly creature would revert to a life worse than it currently enjoys.

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January 30, 2010 at 4:16 am