Sunday, April 19, 2009

It's April 19th

If you don't know the significance of the date today, here is a little reminder:

#1 April 19th 1775 Battle of Concord Green and Lexington (the Shot Heard 'Round the World)

#2 April 19th 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (The Jews in the ghetto resist the German Army for 27 days, longer than either the French or Polish armies resisted...)

#3 April 19th 1993 Burning of Waco's Branch Davidian Church (The US Government, led by Attorney General Janet Reno, decides to use gas grenades that are known to incinerate wood on a wooden structure)

#4 April 19th 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing (Someone, purportedly Timothy McVeigh, blows up the Edward R. Murrah building in OKC, killing 168...Mysteriously, the ATF and FBI offices in the building were vacant that morning)

Some quite pivotal events on April 19th...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Obama vs. Nat Taggart

Yesterday and Today, the media has been abuzz with Obama's 'lets play with trains' statement. You can see that here.

Which got me to wondering, why in the name of all that is socialist and unholy does he want to subsidize another ailing and failing industry??? Well I guess I had no further to look than the book that I've been struggling with for a couple (sigh.. four) months now: Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.

I do know that Atlas Shrugged basically spells out the leftist / socialist / communist manifesto, I forgot that the main character of the book is a railroad tycoon. Maybe while BarryO was reading Atlas Shrugged (and ignoring the MEANING of the book while MISINTERPRETING the good versus evil struggle in the book) he decided that, like the Taggarts, he should have a railroad to play with...