A question posed by IBD’s Michael Ramirez. Consider this your Open Thread and News Lounge for the weekend. After a very busy week my plans include a hike or two with Sydney and finally a couple of movies, including “Skyfall” and “Hitchcock” for sure, “Lincoln” and “Argo” also on the list. Sending vibes to all for a relaxing Saturday and Sunday 🙂

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  1. ancientwrrior says:

    Sure as hell isn’t the Government. 🙂

  2. Alain41 says:

    A Charlie Brown Christmas story of 1943, in a world at war.

    December 20, 1943, Lt. Charlie Brown was piloting a severely damaged B-17 bomber back to England. German Ace Franz Stigler with 22 air victories already, went up in the air to shoot it down. Stigler lined up to shoot, but then noticed that the B-17 was defenseless. It had no left rear stabilizer, the nose was blown off, only one of four engines was working, no gunners were stationed, and the skin was missing from the middle of the plane allowing sight into the plane to see the able crew tending to the badly wounded.

    Remembering his Commanding Officer’s private advice of fight with honor so you can live with yourself if you survive the war, Stigler did not shoot. An act of treason that would cost him his life if found out. Both men did survive the war. Stigler moved to Vancouver.

    “…Both were Christians, and in combat, Stigler kept rosary beads in his left pocket, the paint stripped bare from terror. Brown flew with a Bible in his pocket, and in moments of extreme fear he’d pat it “so that my prayers would beam up faster.” …”


  3. strider says:

    When government tries to create purpose for itself it seems to become a jumbled mess. Really needs to be leaned out a bunch.

  4. midget says:

    Alain41- wonderful story.It makes the insanity of war find humanity at its best.

  5. jimbo says:

    I wonder whether private enterprise could make a go of running the Postal Service, in terms of daily house-to-house delivery at the current postage rates. Something tells me that the USPS would be operating at a loss no matter what, but I think there is room for improvement. First step: get rid of the people who stand around in the back of the post office while one worker handles customers. Second step: reduce paid holidays to be more in line with what private sector companies allow. Third: eliminate Saturday delivery.

    As I said, the door-to-door delivery of mail must be expensive, and may not be sustainable by private enterprise, but I’m willing to be convinced.

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