‘Remember, when it comes to “gun control,” the important word is “control,” not “gun.”‘

by Skip February 25, 2018

As seen on FB (emphasis mine): Here are some interesting facts (in case you accidentally find someone interested in such things): There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.000000925% of the population dies from […]

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World Economy explained with two cows – Part 4

by Skip October 27, 2017

And then asks for money for next year’s budget for a job well done. (H/T: Pinterest)

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World Economy explained with two cows – Part 3 Fascism

by Skip October 22, 2017

Actually, Fascism realized that, unlike Socialism, one can have the same outcome as Socialism / Communism.  The State didn’t need to own the sources of Production to control them – just an overarching set of laws and regulations that the owners of those means of production that result in effective control without being the legal […]

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Government Health Care, the Ultimate Fat Shamer

by Scott Morales October 20, 2017

Michael Moore spit takes caramelly nuggets; spurting Fiddle Faddle over his engorged belly and across the room landing on a landscape of crumpled plastic bags, smashed soda cans, and empty tubes of Cheese Whiz. A white powdery mini donut slips from the sugary pasty agape mouth of Amy Schumer to it’s doom on the white […]

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This proves two things about Socialism and Environmentalism

by Skip February 12, 2017

Venezuela is a basket case from every view you can take – except if you are a Socialist.  Those folks don’t even want to look in that direction and do you EVER hear them talking about how GREAT Venezuela is?  This headline and article doesn’t help and it should give both Socialists and Environmentalists (but […]

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Notable Quote – Arnold Kling

by Skip November 15, 2016

Profits are a measure of the sustainability of patterns of specialization. When a business that participates in a pattern of specialization earns a profit, the value of its output is greater than the cost of its inputs. That outcome indicates that the business is making a positive contribution to consumer well-being. -Prof. Arnold Kling ( Specialization […]

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Disqus Doodlings – “…proving once again, environmentalist are the people of “you don’t and CAN’T have that”.”

by Skip October 5, 2016

Not a compelling message is how I ended one of my comments over at, where else, Treehugger at another Katherine Martinko screed about how much she hates meat eating (“Meat-eating is on the rise in the United States“).  Part of it: In bad news for environmental, health, and animal welfare advocates, the latest numbers show […]

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EPA Drops Climate Cult ‘Pamphlets’ on Every State, Including Yours

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2016
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The EPA has taken some of that money they took from you to produce ‘Fact Sheets’ on climate change and its impact on your state. EPA isn’t trying to be funny but I challenge you to read this without laughing. It’s ridiculous. But it was never meant to be serious science. Its purpose is to enable […]

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What do teachers and Planned Parenthood (and Maggie Hassan) have in common?

by Skip August 2, 2016

Behold – they all hate “involved” parents influence of their children: A spokeswoman for the Planned Parenthood affiliate in Alaska is criticizing the state’s new sex education restrictions that require the curriculum to be approved by local school districts and open to review by parents. Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii spokeswoman Jessica Cier said […]

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Rule #1 May describe the relationship that the GOP thinks it has with Trump

by Skip February 26, 2016

RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing […]

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Notable Quote – Ol Remus

by Susan Olsen December 1, 2015

“The will of the people and federal policy are approaching a fully inverse relationship”  

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Political Correctness – it really IS about silencing opponents and criticism

by Skip November 11, 2015

And when you manipulate definitions of common words and socially suppress even the speaking of ideas that “cause hurt and pain”, you win the argument because any opposing ideas, philosophies, or arguments can no longer even be expressed.  Doubt me?  Just listen to Bruce Jenner’s own words (emphasis mine, reformatted): BRUCE JENNER: MEDIA CAN’T SAY […]

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I think this observation is stunningly accurate about Progressives

by Skip September 24, 2015

From the Anti-Planner: Progressives believe that commonly owned resources are a good thing because they value the tragedy of the commons. Without the tragedy, there is no need for government intervention. Without a need for government intervention, the role of progressives is greatly diminished. And they continue to make more and more subject to “the […]

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There is no Liberalism in Progressives – they all have internal micro-totalitarians inside struggling to get outside

by Skip September 22, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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“Money w/strings attached” – Feds stymie efforts in NH’s heroin “epidemic”

by Skip August 12, 2015

Scare quotes around “epidemic” because, once again, the common language is being abused.  Epidemics are spread by germs – not choices made by people to put needles into arms or powder up noses.  That said, this is typical when help is asked for by locals of the Feds.  That “free” money is never free – […]

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US Education Secretary Arne Duncan issues a thinly veiled threat against parents?

by Skip April 26, 2015

Who owns your kids – you or the Education system?  I’ve blogged about this more and more, it seems, as more stuff keeps popping up.  This latest one surrounds what Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education said upon the news that up to 184,000 kids in New York will not be taking the standardized tests […]

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Remember – Political Correctness is ALWAYS about Cultural Marxism

by Skip November 17, 2014

Political Correctness is ALWAYS about someone trying to assert control over you – thoughts, words, and deeds. (H/T: Powerline)

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Campaign Finance limitations – dumb idea; $$ for messaging still doesn’t translate to votes

by Skip October 15, 2014

There’s Larry Lessig’s PAC, the MayDay PAC, that is raising and spending millions of dollars this election cycle – to stop others from spending so much money.  So, too, is George Soro’s son.  The Left is as well.  Sorry, their stated of “taking the money out”, I believe, masks the real reason – stopping free […]

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The problem with Progressives is that they REALLY think that human nature “has progressed”.

by Skip March 23, 2014

They really believe their own PR: So much for that “Post Cold War” historical period we’re supposed to be in, eh?  Once again, Progressives not understanding that human nature IS just that – human nature.  It hasn’t changed over thousands of years on its own – there is that innate feeling that some have that […]

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Pretty much…

by Susan Olsen March 8, 2014

H/T Walter Royal

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There’s a reason why they call them “Watermelon Environmentalists”

by Skip January 15, 2014

That would be Green on the outside, Red on the inside.  And in this case, this would be the old fashioned reason for Red – and it doesn’t mean the traditional “true blue American” either.  Red for Socialist…..or Communists (and we need to correct the coloration).  Every environmentalist and their actions always require a solution […]

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“Socialism: it just hasn’t been implemented by the right set of people – yet”

by Skip November 6, 2013

Certainly not in the late Chavez’s Venezuela – last time it was foreign currency black markets, rotting food on the docks, and toilet paper hording.  Socialism – the promise of a Utopia for Everyone!  I guess that 130 years, in lots of countries world-wide, not ONE set of folks has gotten it right yet!  Small […]

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They’re almost laughable – socialists and global warmists

by Skip October 4, 2013

First on the Socialists – an observation from El Rushbo: Let me give you an interesting observation on William F. Buckley. It’s a quote, but it’s more an observation. Buckley pointed out that in the ’30s we were told we had to “collectivize the nation,” i.e., big government. Go socialist. We had to collectivize the […]

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Blogline of the Day – the true nature of Obama

by Skip October 3, 2013

“Do you really think the man who vandalized the World War II Memorial with barricades to make elderly veterans suffer will hesitate a microsecond to use your health care as leverage against you, the next time you defy his commands?” – John Hayward

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If doctors are already not taking Medicare patients, will they opt out of Obamacare?

by Skip July 30, 2013

Or is that the reason why Obamacare was structured the way it was – political and policy decisions that effectively force doctors to sell out their practices to hospitals, and for hospitals to merge with others simply to better scale up to deal with lowered payments?  Why would this be happening?  Simply the penchant of […]

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One word definition for Liberalism:

by Skip June 28, 2013

(H/T: The Looking Spoon)

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The Maze of Unaccountability

by Steve MacDonald June 14, 2013

If, over time, you’ve managed to build a maze that no one can get through, something so complex that even those tasked with it’s oversight and maintenance cannot only not oversee it, but who because of that can never expect to be held accountable, then the exercise of elections and appointments is merely a ceremonial […]

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by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2013

From the X-Files Season 2 Episode 3 – Blood Scully: “Why Mulder?  Why would they intentionally create a population that destroys itelf.“ Mulder: “Fear.  It’s the oldest tool of power.  If you distract, by fear of those around you, it keeps you from seeing the actions of those above.” Scully is asking why the government […]

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When It Rains it Pours

by Steve MacDonald May 7, 2013

As an after-thought to my post on SB 11 yesterday–which has stirred up some interest around the Grokosphere and well beyond–I went looking for some details about the environmentalist/regionalist motivations with regard to water and sewer.   It is a huge subject many parts of which we’ve touched on at the Grok already; you might say the socialist/central […]

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No, we are not turning into a gun blog…but hate the demogoguing the “guilt”

by Skip December 20, 2012

…even if it might look that way.  However, as the issue of guns go for us, while almost every Grokster shoots (some WAY more than others), we see it as yet another infringement by Statists in determining what is and isn’t good for you as in “Why do you need that” and “I can’t understand […]

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