Understand one simple thing about “socialism” “leftism” “liberalism” “communism” or whatever you want to call it. It is nothing more than the lazy of society demanding the hard working and industrious be their slaves. It is NOTHING more complicated than the parasites of society demanding the producers support and pay for them. I don’t care how many pages “Das Kapital” is. I don’t care how many millions of hours the thousands of liberal arts professors lecture. And I don’t care how many trillions of words they and the MSM write in journals or “research studies.” At the end, when you boil it down, ALL leftism is is a group of lazy people who don’t want to work for a living and want to live off of other people. That’s it. That’s all. That one sentence summarizes the libraries worth of socialist literature throughout all of history. Socialism is parasitism.

Aaron Clarey

I shall clarify – not just the parasites themselves but include those that advocate that the productive support the parasites in toto.  My history is a bit hazy but I thought I remembered something about a coupla wars we fought to stop the forcing of people to work to enrich others at no compensation.

The Welfare State is now just another “refined” way to say what it really is – another redefinition of Socialism.

(H/T: Redstate)

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many wedding ringsIt seems that commenter Bruce Currie took offense to my post that spotlighted Ted Olsen ( gay marriage lawyer), kept refusing to answer Chris Wallace’s question of does this Supreme Court decision open the door for polygamy (emphasis mine).  His comment was:

“Polygamy is historically a feature of patriarchal societies in which women are treated as property with few or no legal rights of their own. The SCOTUS decision on marriage equality elevates the individual’s wish to marry whomever they choose to a constitutional right–in keeping with the Constitution’s focus on individual rights. Marriage equality means just this; a partnership between TWO people who choose to marry. It dovetails perfectly with the evolution of women’s rights to (in theory) legal equality with men. Those who claim this ruling opens the way for polygamy are introducing a red herring that is 180 degrees from the point of the decision–and the arc of history.”

Wrong.  Short and pithily, my response was if gender is now irrelevant, what’s so special about TWO?  Er, nothing at all, given how “marriage” has just been royally redefined.  Once opened, dude, that barn door isn’t ever going to get shut.  And besides – here’s that polygamy news I KNEW was coming right behind:  Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license

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What do you mean by ‘she never deleted the emails I said I didn’t send her?’

From Twitchy – Remember when David Axelrod said he knew nothing about Hillary’s private server..?

“…Tuesday night’s massive dump of State Department emails shows that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was exchanging emails with another man also named David Axelrod. It must be a different guy, because the one warning about the “email trap” didn’t know anything about Clinton’s private email server and personal email address.”

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Jim Kofalt explains what the 603 Alliance is, what it has set out to do, and how it plans to do it. Do what?  Unify Libertarians, Conservatives,  Independents, and independent minded Republicans to avoid the quadrennial anointing of another progressive Republican presidential nominee.

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Well, after I wrote this, I saw this excerpt from Senator Ted Cruz’s new book giving us an inside look at DC Republicans.  It isn’t a pretty picture and seeing that they believe us to be Big Time Chumps for believing them, I can see why some of them have steam coming out of their ears for having the Big Flashlight shined upon them – for it shows their true nature.  And basically validates what my post (and all of the previous ones like it) said – they lie to us and want us to believe it’s rain:

“During my time in the Senate, I’ve been amazed how many senators pose one way in public—as fiscal conservatives or staunch Tea Party supporters, for example—and then in private do little or nothing to advance those principles.

“Indeed, if transcripts of our Senate lunches were released to the public, I think many voters would be astonished.”

Why wouldn’t we believe it??  Their own actions have shown us even as they have said otherwise.  RESULTS are what we ALL should be looking at as well as the FIGHT IN THE DOG.  Have they been willing to use every tool at their disposal, made EVERY EFFORT?  A political Party is supposed to be in opposition in a two party set up – and this shows us not that there’s no fight in the R dog, they’re happy for any scraps they get from the other Party’s table.

Following, advocating, fighting for Principles – on our side? No, not even close.

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See, I notice the distractionFrom Steve’s post pushed out to Facebook on the new (and totally unneeded) law on driving while cell phoning comes this picture…

Take from it what you would.  Hey, I used to be talking on the cell talking to my IT vendors, answering my pager, looking up IT stuff on my laptop while talking with them, and…

…driving on Boston’s 93 North at rush hour.  Nary even a SCRATCH (scared her a few times, though)!

(H/T: Richard on Facebook)

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“Is America really that great? Or is the United States just like any other nation? Outsiders tend to be the best judge of character, and Nick Adams, a best-selling Australian author and political commentator, gives an outsider’s view of the USA.”

 

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Liberal Guide to an AR-15

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Governors are looking for ways to push back against the Supreme Court ruling mandating Gay Marriage. The Hill has an article and it includes this gem.

Gay rights activists warn that any acts of perceived defiance would threaten to undermine the legal system.

“It’s a dangerous message for southern governors to disobey an order from the Supreme Court,” said Marc Solomon, national campaign director at Freedom to Marry.
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Next, remember that life is not easy for any of us. It will probably not be fair, and it certainly is not all about you. The gray hair and wrinkles you see on older people have been earned the hard way, by living and dealing with the challenges of life. When I was a young adult and labored under the delusion of my own omniscience, I thought I knew more than I actually did. That is a function of youth.

With the wisdom that only comes with the passage of years, the older folks warned me presciently and ominously, “Son, you just live long enough and you’ll see.” They were right; oh, so right. Life is humbling and can be hard, very hard. It is a series of decisions, some harder than others, some good and, unfortunately, too many of them bad. It will be up to each of you to make as many good decisions as possible and to limit the bad ones, then to learn from all of them. But I will urge you to resist when those around you insist on making the bad decisions. Being accepted or popular with those doing wrong is an awful Faustian bargain and, as with all Faustian bargains, not worth it. It is never wrong to do the right thing. It may be hard, but never wrong. . . .

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From Erick Erickson at Redstate – he points out what a lot of us are thinking, that the fundamental transformation has taken root and a big part of it is the turning upside down and inside out of both our public policy (which WILL be enforced as YOUR new private morals (and what you have now be damned) as well as our public officials no longer just giving lip service to the Constitution (re: their oaths) but racing past ignoring it to now trying to get rid of it.  His thoughts, in part (reformatted, emphasis mine):

For those of us of faith, it appears society has collectively lost its mind. Madness has set in. Yes, in fact, we see what Paul warns of in Romans 1. The people have been handed over to themselves and we are caught in the middle. It is a wildfire of the mind and society.  A lot of you want to check out of it. You want to take refuge, hide, and protect your families. You want to go for the Benedictine Model that Rod Dreher hints at — take shelter in the monastery and wait for the fire to burn itself out. Read the whole thing!

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derryfiredepthampsteadroadBy now many of you have heard of the outrageous union battle in Derry in which the Town Council wanted to cut taxes at the request of their constituents. The Derry Unions came out in full-force thuggery to spew their propaganda and lies about safety if one of four fire stations was closed. Read the whole thing!

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What can we do when we depend on honesty in the beginning (like NH’s Kelly Ayotte campaigning that she was ABSOLUTELY against illegal alien amnesty) and once in their office, they do the opposite?  A snippet of history on now Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has ruled on the issue of same sex marriage.

Then:

In response to a question from Sen. John Cornyn (at page 28 of her Senate Judiciary Questionnaire), Kagan stated flat out that there was no constitutional right for same sex couples to marry (emphasis mine):

1. As Solicitor General, you would be charged with defending the Defense of Marriage Act. That law, as you may know, was enacted by overwhelming majorities of both houses of Congress (85-14 in the Senate and 342-67 in the House) in 1996 and signed into law by President Clinton.

a. Given your rhetoric about the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy—you called it “a profound wrong—a moral injustice of the first order”—let me ask this basic question: Do you believe that there is a federal constitutional right to samesex marriage?

Answer: There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

Now:

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money-pit-vortexThe New Hampshire University system announced an in-state tuition rate increase of 2.75% but that wasn’t supposed to happen.

UNH wanted $205 million from the next budget to (so they claim) avoid that increase and they had a list and names, and phones, and I  imagine some pens as well but to no avail.

Governor Maggie Hassan asked the legislature for $181 Million dollars. The Legislature settled on $153 million Dollars, according to the Union Leader, but since the governor vetoed that budget, well, UNH is up the social justice creek without a bigger taxpayer funded bailout paddle. Read the whole thing!

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Without a cell phone my “hands are free” for other things…

The New Hampshire cell phone ban went in to force today. It is a complete ban on handheld electronic devices in the hands of drivers with very few exceptions. State and local police have voiced their plan for months. Aggressive enforcement. No tolerance.

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“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it…. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change.”

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Take a read on Lisa Schiffren’s take on last week’s decisions and on the Culture War.  I do agree on with her on this:

It’s been an unhappy week in conservative America. I won’t lie. Last week’s three big SCOTUS rulings on Obamacare, gay marriage and housing, and the race to destroy Confederate statuary—because bringing down the flag over the South Carolina statehouse isn’t enough—have been dispiriting. The dawning awareness that we no longer live in a Constitutional Republic, and that we cannot count on the rule of law or the plain meaning of words in legislation, is dive-under-the-covers depressing. If you believe, as I do, that liberalism unleashed has a lot in common with fascism, some dread accompanies evidence that constitutional restraints have been cut. The temptation to hide was strong.

And that’s just the set up.

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Christie-ObamaIf I ever get involved in one of those surveys, even as I have been the one to put up most of the Chris Christie YouTubes, that asks which Republican candidate you would never vote for, THAT’S when he would get my vote.  Why?  I detect Scott Brown with a wider waistband – from The Corner, a recounting (in part) of Christie’s sneers at the Second Amendment (emphasis mine):

The governor not only supported the 1994 federal “assault-weapons” ban, but he did so with an unlovely zeal. While running for the state assembly in 1995, candidate Christie described those who opposed Bill Cinton’s crime bill as “dangerous,” “crazy,” and “radical” peoplewho “must be stopped.” For good measure, he then willfully mischaracterized the soon-to-be-prohibited weapons as “automatic assault weapons,” which they were not. When the worthless federal ban expired in 2004, New Jersey retained its own version. Christie continues to support this, affirming in 2009 that he “supports all current gun laws” in New Jersey.

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In part two of our interview with Ann Marie Banfield we continue the discussion on parental rights, education transparency, and the duality of education experts that claim they want parents engaged but then embrace policies and curriculum that keep them disengaged.

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Forcing health insurance but not Voter ID

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Notable Quote – Dr. Martin Luther King

by Skip June 30, 2015

“There comes a time when a moral man can’t obey a law which his conscience tells him is unjust.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, pastor, lecturer, writer, and civil rights leader

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Knight in Shining Armor

by Susan Olsen June 30, 2015

So here’s this group of folks – “…an all-volunteer coalition of concerned citizens and leaders in the community that advocates for educational options in the Granite State. We support parents directing their children’s education and making the decisions that best fit their children’s needs. We believe that families should not be limited to their zip […]

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Tolerance for religious beliefs? Obama has no more than Hillary

by Skip June 29, 2015

Remember what Hillary said? “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” Translation: you will be assimilated.  Personal, individual faith must be disregarded – and then discarded.  After last week’s homosexual marriage decision by the Supremes, Obama made it […]

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SCOTUS Slaps Down EPA Power Plant Regs

by Steve MacDonald June 29, 2015
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The EPA’s power plant regulation overreach just got the thumbs down from the US Supreme Court.  I’m formatting Justice Scalia’s decision for the majority (complete EPA decision on MICHIGAN ET AL. v. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ET AL. here) to post for the wonky folks who like to get into the weeds, but for now I’ll leave you […]

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Consistency?

by Skip June 29, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Ladies? Want you son to grow to be a good man? Then choose his father well.

by Skip June 29, 2015

“Choose his father well.” As Grokster Susan (and my Youngest) say often: indeed.  Forget about that pop culture is now telling us – raising a son, even a normal one (with both sons being ADHD, I’ll never know what the “easier side” of raising such was like) is not easy.  Pop culture says to indulge […]

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GrokTALK! – Worst Governor on Parental Rights Ever?

by Steve MacDonald June 29, 2015
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Education advocate Ann Marie Banfield joins us to talk about the Governor’s veto last week of parental rights regarding objectionable material (HB332) in public school classrooms. We discuss transparency, age appropriate material, parental involvement, and what parents and taxpayers need to do to ensure parental rights are defended and secured. Listen to the entire program […]

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“Go GOP, right?”

by Susan Olsen June 29, 2015

Again, I wish I could write stuff like this. “We’re Living In The United States Of Calvinball. It’s Time The Right Got In The Game. —DrewM. “Other kids’ games are all such a bore! They’ve gotta have rules and they gotta keep score! Calvinball is better by far! It’s never the same! It’s always bizarre! […]

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As a double Blue Star Dad, I approve this message

by Skip June 29, 2015

(H/T: Soldiers Systems)

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Mainstream Media (MSM) – paragons of believability and objectivity

by Skip June 29, 2015

How’s this working out for us you?  This is a major reason why most of what is said about Climate Change cannot be believed – results never match the hype and scaremongering.  (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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