So, then, to every man his chance -- to every man, regardless of his birth, his shining golden opportunity -- to every man his right to live, to work, to be himself, to become whatever his manhood and his vision can combine to make him -- this, seeker, is the promise of America.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
I found this article amusing at first, but after more thought, it just helped me realize how much our government is doing to hurt American business. Many Americans don’t care about their right of privacy, feeling they have nothing to hide, yet I thought we had certain rights under the U.S. Constitution…that were taken away through the Patriot Act.
Even though we may have the best high-tech companies in the world, if you can’t trust them with your information, they are the last choice. I find it sad that we must use an overseas email service instead of Gmail or Yahoo to guarantee our government is not monitoring our communications.
And although I don’t have anything to hide, it’s still none of their damn business…
Friday, March 14, 2014
Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship - a play between divine grace and willful self-effort. Half of it you have no control over; half of it is absolutely in your hands, and your actions will show measurable consequence. Man is neither entirely a puppet of the Gods, nor is he entirely the captain of his own destiny; he's a little of both. We gallop through life like circus performers balancing on two speeding side by side horses - one foot is on the horse called fate, the other on the horse called free will. And the question you have to ask every day is - which horse is which? Which horse do I need to stop worrying about because it's not under my control, and which do I need to steer with concentrated effort?
-- Elizabeth Gilbert
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Former New York City Boss and billionaire, Mike Bloomberg, attempted to ban Big Gulps and other extra-large sodas from the Big Apple. Of course, Boss Mike also banned smoking, driving cars in many parts of the city, and anything else that he found personally offensive.
This is just part of the modern trend whereby those with a fat wallet deem themselves in a position to run the lives of their plebeian fellow citizens in every manner possible, much in the way that kings used to feel free to regiment every aspect of their subjects' lives. Those of us without ten figure investment accounts are obviously in need of guidance from our financial betters.
Sheryl Sandberg is best known for writing a feminist manifesto called Lean In; her side job is as Facebook CFO, where her main claim to business fame has been to grossly mismanage Facebook's IPO. But no matter, the financial boss became a billionaire in the process, and major Obama fundraiser.
Rumor has it that between writing books, her Lean In Foundation, and her political activities, she manages to fit in a few minutes every day for Facebook business. Sandberg wants to make sure that little girls don't grow up in an oppressive America, a country that has clearly been so cruel to her. So she's started a Ban Bossy campaign to make sure that the princesses of America hear only encouraging things in their formative years. Sandberg has been joined in her campaign by the billionaire bosses of Google, who added a link to the Google home page in support of the Ban Bossy campaign.
Interesting that Google doesn't ban porn, or pirated material from their searches, but they're all for joining the political correctness movement to ban a word like bossy. Here at the Outrage, we're kinda hoping someone will ban bossy billionaires. We may not be rich, but we're pretty sure we can figure out how to talk to our daughters.
Stolen from The Outrage.com
Monday, March 3, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Well, if you’re wondering how to stop those annoying phone calls from your Mom or Sister, I have read an article that may just solve the problem. Yahoo News Title is How to Talk to a Sister or Mom About Her Weight Gain.
WARNING: Under no circumstances should you use this technique with your wife, lest you are prepared to endure extreme amounts of pain and suffering: mental, emotional and many times in the south, physical.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
To live at this time is an inestimable privilege, and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities.
Monday, December 9, 2013
The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 47 million people as of the most recent figures available in 2013.
Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us "Please Do Not Feed the Animals." Their stated reason for the policy is because: "The animals will grow dependent on handouts, and will not learn to take care of themselves."
Thus Ends Today's Lesson On Irony.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Great ideals and principles do not live from generation to generation just because they are right, nor even because they have been carefully legislated. Ideas and principles continue from generation to generation only when they are built into the hearts of children as they grow up.
George S. Benson