Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My Thoughts on Thomas Sowell's Random Thoughts

I love Thomas Sowell's articles.Today, he talks has some great random thoughts on which I want to give my own.

When I see people dealing lovingly with small children, it makes me feel that there may be hope for us, after all.

There are times I'd love to take a parent by the neck and do to or say to them what they are doing or saying to the child in their care! I know children can get very unruly in a store, especially when it takes you a long time to get through. But, please don't curse the child for something that is in 'your' control - don't shop with a child for a long time, or leave the child at home.

Climate statistics show that, with all the "global warming" hysteria today, our temperatures are still not as high as they were back in medieval times. Those medieval folks must have been driving a lot of cars and SUVs.

A scripture comes to mind every time I hear about global warming or how HOT it is now.
  • Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
There is absolutely nothing new under the sun - things that are happening today have happened before, regardless of what they would have us believe. As far as 'how HOT' it is, I know a place that will be hotter than this earth, if one is not prepared to spend eternity with the Lord!

I have never seen a skinny cook.

I can almost completely agree with him here, especially in fast food restaurants! I wonder how many times their hand goes to their mouth while they are preparing the food? Or, do they just love eating all that fat-producing food, and don't realize it goes to the hips, etc?

Republicans have good reasons to be disappointed in their Congressmen, especially with their runaway spending and amnesty bill for illegal aliens. However, before Republican voters decide to stay home at the next election, or perhaps to vote for the Democrats, they might repeat one phrase to themselves: "Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi."

READ that one again! Do not stay home and not vote this next election. We get what we vote for, or, in some instances, what we don't vote for!

Dorothy Parker's sharp-witted writings used to cut through a lot of nonsense. Ann Coulter is the Dorothy Parker of our time — an industrial strength Dorothy Parker.

I love the 'industrial strength' part about Ann Coulter. She certainly is a strong person, and doesn't seem to get bogged down when she gets thrown some terrible curves people love to throw. After all, she's almost always right in her assessment of things; it's just that others don't like to be shown they are wrong. And, Ann is not afraid to let one know they are wrong! She's a tough woman.

There is nothing so good that politicians can't make it bad and nothing so bad that politicians can't make it worse. Compassion is good but politicians have turned compassion into the welfare state. Crime is bad but politicians have made it worse by going easy on criminals.

And, Sowell has spoken so well here! Sometimes, when I hear what goes on in Congress, I think we, the public, could do much better without politicians! I love compassion, and everyone needs to be shown a little compassion in life. But, nobody needs a free ride on compassion, and never pressed to do better in life! Why not have enough compassion on people to want to help them out of their povery-stricken state, teach them a trade, and get them on the high-road to a better life?

Also, we have laws on the books to put criminals behind bars. But, the PC crowd is always finding loop holes to get them out early, or get them a new trial because of certain things that go wrong, or get them off entirely! Criminals are criminals by definition and actions. But, sometimes, you'd think the victims or the police are the criminals instead of the perpetrators themselves! Just let the politicans and the media get wind of something, and you are going to hear a completely different spin on things, I grant you!

Thanks, Thomas Sowell, for another great article at Jewish World Review.

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