Monday, June 12, 2006

    Gold In Potato Land

    Wouldn't it be nice to find a gold nugget? I found a gold nugget just a few days ago in Idaho. Well, it came from Idaho and I first found it when I was listening to my local radio station. This particular nugget even has a name - Jim Risch, Governor of Idaho.

    So where's the gold? The gold is in what he said regarding hurricane Katrina - wise words that you don't hear much from - especially those in leadership roles. Let's dissect some of what he said:
    Here in Idaho, we couldn't understand how people could sit around on their kerbs waiting for the federal government to come and do something.
    It is the ever-growing mindset that liberals keep pounding into peoples heads - that the government is responsible for taking care of them, not individuals being responsible for themselves.
    We had a dam break in 1976, but we didn't whine about it. We got out our backhoes and we rebuilt the roads and replanted the fields and got on with our lives.
    How different the mindset that the world saw in New Orleans - a very liberal city. In contrast, the liberal citizens of New Orleans just sat around on their kerbs and whined. Whined that Bush wasn't giving them food. Whined that Bush wasn't giving them drink. Whined that Bush wasn't giving them money. Whined that Bush wasn't giving them a new home. Whine, whine, whine.
    That's the culture here. Not waiting for the federal government to bring you drinking water. In Idaho there would have been entrepreneurs selling the drinking water.
    How true this is. The example this man presents is representative of a capitalistic solution (as in Idaho) where people took responsibility for themselves and turned it into a growth and rebuilding situation, vs. a socialist solution (as in New Orleans) where they expected you and I (in the form of handouts) to take care of them. In the liberal-socialist environment the desire to forge ahead - to achieve - is not present.

    The liberal's only recourse against Governor Risch is to bash him and the great state of Idaho. Typical SLUGS - nothing new from the ground crawlers.

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