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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7 years ago

Louis Roney: Take a note …

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Washington politicians are profiting mightily by trading stocks that are affected by political actions.
by: Louis Roney Staff Writer

• Aristotle said, “Man is a political animal.” — It’s just as well he didn’t go into any more detail.

• I hear via TV news the outrageous report that the government may be considering releasing all of our heretofore private health history to public scrutiny. Will Congressional members be subject to such privacy invasion?

• Our friendly tax man has on his desk a white football sitting in a sawed-off shell casing. On the ball are the autographs of every player on the U.S. Naval Academy football team on which our friend’s son played—a team that never lost to Army in four years.

• The best form of government in which to live has been described as “benign despotism.” Many a person has entered marriage looking for the same thing, only to find his marriage not benign, but plenty despotic.

• Why do we show famous paintings of naked women to grammar school classes as great art, and at the same time find photos of nude women pornographic?

• President Obama recently pronounced to the world on TV that “Americans are lazy”— from guys like you, Mr. Obama, who have never held a civilian job! Sure, we’re the lazy guys who saved Europe from the Nazis and have fed whoever was hungry around the world for years. No good deed goes unpunished in Mr. Obama’s White House.

•Brilliant Monica Crowley, Sunday mornings on WORL — has a radio program that is live theater — she has the personality and the voice that make her news items a compelling treat. Monica calls Obama a “full-frontal Socialist.” Would “Communist” perhaps fit more accurately? It’s getting harder and harder to take Obama seriously. Monica Crowley avers that all the Obama palaver is actually aimed at our middle class and not our “filthy rich.” It’s the middle class that is taking it on the chin under Obama. Whose money is he to “play fair” with? (Hide your 401(k))

• An interesting outrage is the outing of the fact that Washington politicians are profiting mightily by trading stocks that are affected by political actions. They bet on games where they make the rules (to favor themselves). One hears that Nancy Pelosi’s worth went up more than 20 percent this year. Did yours?

• Novelist Jackie Collins calls herself a “raunchy moralist.” She explains that her being married or single at the time determines which description suits her.

• Americans by recent choice have demanded a decrease in spending, debt and taxes. Obama’s horrific lavishing of public funds on everything left and more left is increasing our national debt exponentially, and denying the mandate of U.S. voters. For every $100 he spends, $41 is added to the national debt, and increasing the interest we must pay.

• “If America could put in their cars what Obama has been shoveling lately, we could fuel the whole 21st century.” —Eric Ericson, Daily Events 2/24/12

• Jack Welch, retired CEO of General Electric says, “We now have the ‘Obama Principle.’ It’s like the Peter Principle, in which people rise to the level of incompetence, except as redefined by this administration, ‘you refuse to recognize your incompetence and blame others when things go wrong.”’ Further, “The goal of a company is to make money and provide decent returns to investors — concepts foreign to this president who is more interested in redistributing wealth than creating it. When Obama’s creeping Socialism and industrial policy of picking winners and losers fails, he seeks scapegoats rather than solutions.”

About Roney: Harvard’42—Distinguished Prof, Em.—UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)

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