This is entirely separate from Joe’s “Quote of the Day” system, which is so good that I wouldn’t touch it.
One of the great (and therefore feared) minds of our time, Thomas Sowell is prolific in his generation of highly quotable phrases;
Democrats could sell refrigerators to Eskimos before Republicans could sell them blankets.
Ah, but the Republicans are only doing what the super smart people are telling them; trying to sell blankets with built-in cooling systems, to Eskimos, on the notion that both blankets and refrigerators are too extreme in their single-minded, fundamental design goals. Who needs a blanket that keeps you warm, when you could have an ingenious blanket that does what the Democrats’ refrigerators are doing, but does it more slowly and in a less efficient manner?
I know that there are still voices of sanity around because I have counted them — on one hand.
Take heart, Mr. Sowell. There are at least a dozen. Actually I jest. It’s just that you have to look far from DC, and far from the Old Media, to find them. There are millions. Lets not assume that just because the American press wants us to feel isolated and hopeless, that we are isolated and hopeless.
Our economic problems worry me much less than our political solutions, which have a far worse track record.
One of the wonders of our times is how much more attention is paid to the living conditions of a bunch of cut-throats locked up in Guantanamo than to the leading international sponsor of terrorism getting nuclear weapons.
Well, when you put the two together (concern for cutthroats while ignoring Iran’s nuclear ambitions) along with much of the leftist dogma, it’s consistent in its opposition to American principles and its support for the enemies of Liberty worldwide. It becomes a “wonder” only if you ascribe a shred of patriotism to the American Left.
All quotes from one short piece entitled, “Random Thoughts”.