Quotes of the Day: Churchill on the election

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**Posted by Phineas

Shamelessly lifted from Steven Hayward. These seem very apropos:

On questions of economic law is does not matter at all what the electors think or vote or say.  The economic laws proceed.  (1929)

“All men are created equal,” says the American Declaration of Independence.  “All man shall be kept equal,” say the British Socialist Party.

It is an error to believe that the world began when any particular party or statesman got into office.  It has all been going on quite a long time. . .

Nothing would be more dangerous than for people to feel cheated because they had been led to expect attractive schemes which turn out to be economically impossible.

The Left is going to learn the truth of that first one not too long from now.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Sunday Football Open Thread: #Broncos at the #Panthers

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Panthers logoIt’s an absolutely gorgeous day here in Charlotte, a perfect fall day for some football. Looking forward to today’s game as I’m hoping we can build some momentum after last week’s surprising (to me) away game win over the Redskins. Are Panthers players starting to gel as a unit? Let’s hope so.

Today will also be a treat for another reason: John Fox is the coach of the Broncos, and as y’all know, he used to be the Panthers’ head coach for a number of years. I always liked “Foxie” and harbor no ill will towards him. But, of course, I don’t want his team to win today. Another treat: Peyton Manning in town! No matter who he plays for, I just love that guy — although a small part of me wishes it was Tebow coming to town with the Broncos. Well, because:D

Great story in the Charlotte Observer today on how the Panthers plan on honoring veterans on Veterans Day:

Shortly before kickoff in the Carolina Panthers’ 1 p.m. game Sunday against the Denver Broncos, the big video boards at opposite ends of Bank of America Stadium will tell the story of Staff Sgt. Brian Williams and his explosive-sniffing dog, Carly.

On patrol with Carly in southern Afghanistan in April, Williams was severely injured by an improvised explosive device while clearing an IED-manufacturing plant.

He lost his left leg above the knee, suffered injuries to all four limbs, had multiple soft tissue wounds and lost four teeth. Carly was unhurt.

Williams, a member of the Air Force’s 87th Security Forces Squadron, has been recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., since arriving there April 29.

He was in his sixth deployment – four in the Middle East and two in Afghanistan – when he was injured.

After the video and one minute before kickoff, Williams – a Panthers fan since 1995 and with no ties to North Carolina – will bang the Panthers’ Keep Pounding Drum five times.

He will be asked to pause and lead the stadium cheers, then hit the drum a sixth time.

Five and one make 51, a way of honoring late Panthers great Sam Mills.

On Salute to Service Sunday, the Panthers are honoring Williams and his dog for their service.

Williams has received the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Air Force Combat Action award for his sacrifice.

Sounds like a real American hero!! May God bless him and all veterans EVERY day, not just Veterans Day!

Sidenote: The Panthers will be wearing black pants today – first time in team history. More intimidating? Hmmm …

Game time is 1 pm ET and the game will be broadcast on CBS in this area.

My picks for the week:

Colts (W)
Panthers
Chargers
Dolphins
Patriots
Ravens
Giants
Falcons
Vikings
Seahawks
Eagles
49ers
Texans
Steelers (42 total points for the game)

As I noted on Twitter last night, I got everything done yesterday that I was going to do today, so I can park my fanny on the couch all afternoon and lazily enjoy football guilt-free. ;)

Liberals: Companies cutting hours, workforce over ObamaCare, so let’s BOYCOTT!

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Via Twitchy:

Yesterday Twitchy reported that the unhinged Left was targeting Applebee’s because one monstrous franchisee may implement a hiring freeze to deal with the financial realities of Obamacare. Today, the target is Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter.

Schnatter was hammered with Twitter abuse in August after he told shareholders he would raise prices to offset the cost of Obamacare. Now, he expects franchise owners will reduce employees’ hours rather than provide costly, mandated insurance coverage to people working 30 hours per week.

“That’s probably what’s going to happen,” he said. “It’s common sense. That’s what I call lose-lose.”

In response to Schnatter’s candid assessment of his company’s future, Twitter liberals – in their predictably moronic and clueless fashion – called for a “boycott” of Papa John’s pizza (see the tweets at the Twitchy link).  Because to them, Schnatter lives in a nice home and is “rich” so he can afford to pay for ObamaCare and should ABSORB the higher costs associated with it, damn it.

So let me break this down for you: One more company in a long list of companies having to cut back on hours and/or employees  in light of ObamaCare and the disastrous results of this election should be boycotted … which, if effective, would mean even MORE hours would be cut, jobs lost, hiring freezes put in place, people on the unemployment rolls, higher unemployment rates, etc.

What a stupid, naive mindset.  It’s class warfare at its most dangerous, a tactic mastered by ignorant liberal Democrats who despise companies that are successful – unless they are contributing to the DNC machine, that is.

And we’re supposed to try and “appeal” to these people???