Saturday, May 30, 2009

Judy Sells Cars

I've been shopping for a new pickup for about a year. I kinda like looking at pickups online, but hate wasting the time it takes to actually look at them in real life. I'm cheap and lazy!

I finally found one that fit the bill in Dalton, Nebraska at a place called Judy's Auto.

I spent about 15 minutes with Judy while closing on the pickup and got a brief glimpse into what makes this country great.

Judy started selling cars when she found out, at age 55, that her husband had cancer.

Fourteen years later she is still doing what nobody in Dalton, NE (pop 332) thought she could do: run her own business in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere.

Judy exemplifies what makes America great. She shows what can happen when freedom and opportunity are put together: success. When she was faced with a very difficult circumstance, taking care of herself on her own, she rose to the occasion and did it.

So many times, when liberals are trying to make the case for more government welfare programs, they showcase some family in need. You see it in every State of the Union or opening day speech; some liberal politician introduces a person who needs help and suggests that government has the solution.

To be sure, there are people who need help, even in this country where the average poor person is overweight, has two TV's and air conditioning, but there are still a lot more people just like Judy who exercise their freedom in this land of opportunity and build a business from scratch to success.

God bless Judy and America.

Friday, May 8, 2009

More Fun with the ACLU

It seems that the ACLU is really interested in my flippant comments about an ACLUSUX license plate. If you remember I wrote about it at this spot a couple weeks ago.

One of their representatives even wrote me an email to tell me they would defend my right to have such a license plate.

How magnanimous of them.
The Post has picked up the story for further development; probably because the ACLU rep contacted them with notice of their sincere desire to defend my freedom of license plate speech. From the story: "Censorship is censorship, and the ACLU doesn't draw any distinction between speech with which we agree and speech we may not like," spokeswoman Cathryn L. Hazouri said.
I just have to wonder though, if I could fit the 10 Commandments onto a license plate, would the ACLU defend my right to park my car at the state capitol with that plate on it? I suspect the answer is no, as they seem mostly to be interested in defending politically correct or obscene “speech”.

They really should rename themselves the PCACLU.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

We end the year

The final votes of the year in the Colorado Senate were on increasing capital gains taxes, abolishing the death penalty, and banning cell phone usage in cars.

Hope this changes soon.