RANDOM THOTS for Nov 16, 2011

Thomas Sowell had this to say about Herman Cain:

The 90 percent black vote for Democrats is like money in the bank on election day. A prominent black conservative who offers an alternative view of the world is a serious danger politically, because if that alternative view has the net effect of reducing the black vote for Democrats just to 75 percent, the Democrats are in big trouble at election time.

In this political context, merely defeating a black conservative at the polls or at confirmation hearings is not enough. He must be destroyed as an influence in the future — and character assassination is the most obvious way to do it.

On the corporate income tax.
Who pays the corporate income tax?  Corporations?  You may as well ask who pays the cigarette tax?  Cigarettes?  Neither corporations nor cigarettes pay tax.  Only people pay tax.  It’s all reflected in the price.

On the 99 Percenters
There is a cute video floating around somewhere in the blogosphere, or what is it they call it now, the cloud?  The script was inspired by the Halloween tradition of trick or treat.  A young boy asks a young girl for her candy because he has none.  They spar back and forth for a bit as the girl explains how she worked for her candy and saved some rather than eating all of it as she received it.  The boy’s response never varied.  He simply repeated “I want some of your candy”.  The young girl never gave in.  Finally the boy ended the debate with “It doesn’t matter.  I will get your candy.  There are 99 of us and only one of you.”

But fear not faint heart.  The candy bullies are closer to 1% than the 99% they claim.  You are free to share your candy as you see fit.

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