Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Ann Barnhardt


Ducky's here said...
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Ducky's here said...

But she can promise us it's $100,000,000,000,000. Just how has she managed that?

Is it possible to listen to her for a full 20 minutes?

Does she ever change wardrobe?

Lone Ranger said...

#1. Where does the Constitution say that the federal government is obligated to provide "entitlements" to citizens?

#2. Before Obama took office, how many times did you use the word "trillion" in a sentence, other than when you were discussion astronomy -- or bacteria.

Ducky's here said...

"Promote the general welfare".

Next. That one was so easy even a fringe right winger should have known it.

commoncents said...

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Common Cents

Joe said...

Hey Ducky: Was the operative verb "Provide" or Promote?"

Are they synonyms?

Joe said...

Ducky: "Is it possible to listen to her for a full 20 minutes?"

People with half a brain can.

Why, I managed to listed twice to make sure I got what she was saying.

Gosh, Ducky. I must have at least half a brain.

Don't you wish everybody did?

Ducky's here said...

Come on Joe, you get the drift. She claims SHE KNOWS the true figure of indebtedness is 100 trillion. Just like she knows there is no music in Muslim countries.

The woman is a kook and it's tough to slog through the poo to get at what little fact she may luck upon.

Ducky's here said...

Provide or promote?

Well if you want to be a pedant you take it into court and they decide. If they go your way, they're righteous. If not, they're activist judges.

We pretty much know the drill, Joe.

Joe said...

Ducky: "Provide or promote?"

Either words have meaning or there is no way to communicate with understnding.

Liberals think words mean whatever they want them to mean.

Marraige, for instance, which for all of human history meant the legal union of a man and a woman, now can refer to the union of two men, two women, a man and a dog, a cat and a woman or whatever you want it to mean.

Now we need a new word for the union of a man and a woman, or else we don't know what we're speaking of.

"Provide" is a "do" word, while "promote" is an advertising or encouragement word.

They have two different meanings, and "promote" had a very, very specific meaning when it was included in the preamble.

Ducky's here said...

'Only in the context of a proposition has a word a meaning.'

--- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Joe said...

Ducky: Ludwig was correct in general, but dictionaries exist to help us know the meaning of words in and/or out of context.

The word "dog" cannot mean a large aluminum tube that transports people through the air (unless you put it in the context of "The DC 6 was a real dog to fly.")

In the preamble, the context demands that "promote" mean just that. I cannot mean "provide" in either the context of the preamble or the Constitution as a whole.

"Provide for the common defense," on the other hand, means exactly that, by context of position and the whole.

The Constitution empowers the government to promote welfare and to provide defense.

Liberals love to adjust words to mean what they want them to mean.

For instance, The First Amendment prohibits the federal government from impinging on the freedom of "an establishment," and does not prohibit "the establishment."

That's the difference between a noun and a verb.

Liberals like to overlook that distinction, because they like to adjust the Constitution to their agenda.

Truth be known, liberals don't like our Constitution, because they object to its reason for being.