Sunday, June 07, 2009

Water rights 

Via Instapundit, an allegorical true story from Victor Davis Hanson about how enforcing water rights out West provides an important life lesson.

Sometimes, in the real world, it is more important to push back in a direct way than it is to be well-liked. The hard part is having the wisdom to pick your moments and methods.

CWCID: Glenn Reynolds


By Blogger amr, at Sun Jun 07, 06:56:00 PM:

I learned early in life to follow the old saying, "Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me! That is applicable to most relationships. One must stand up to those who try to take advantage of your good nature. Seemingly we never learn with the Palestinians; while in the depths of a severe recession we give Hamas $900 million. Shame on us.  

By Anonymous tyree, at Sun Jun 07, 06:59:00 PM:

A very good read.
When he was in the 8th grade my oldest son was picked on by a bully. I taught him how to break someone's nose, quickly, when necessary. The next time the bully approached my son he read something in his eyes that wasn't there before. The bully backed off and never bothered him again.
I wonder sometimes what lessons liberals learned as children.  

By Blogger Georgfelis, at Sun Jun 07, 08:19:00 PM:

I have long been aware that anybody buttering me up, may just be applying lubrication.  

By Anonymous Sissy Willis, at Sun Jun 07, 10:39:00 PM:

The. Best. Ever. Essay. On the way it is. My take: http://sisu.typepad.com/sisu/2009/06/roger-l-simon-to-write-vdh-screenplay-1.html  

By Anonymous Sissy Willis, at Sun Jun 07, 10:41:00 PM:

The. Best. Ever. Essay. On the way it is. My take.  

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