Progressives

Bill Whittle – USA #1 in guns but to dismay of Progressives, far from being #1 in murders

by Skip January 25, 2015

 #1 – Per capita gun rate: 90 / 100 citizens in America #1 – Per capita murder rate:  90 / 100 citizens in HONDURAS (with socialist gun control laws) At 4.7 murders / 100,000 citizens, USA is only #111.  Out of 218 reporting countries: Tell me, Progressives, what would that last figure be if you […]

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If You Have An Orange Boehner Lasting More Than 4 Years…

by Mike January 6, 2015

The Republic Might Be In Need Of A Doctor! Rather than a good old “Yoho Heave-ho” or going with Gohmert, the cowards in the US House voted with few exceptions (who will undoubtedly be punished until morale improves) to return the gavel to John Boehner for a fifth term in today’s public rollcall vote. Those […]

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Does Chairman Ray Buckley Even Know He Is A Racist?

by Steve MacDonald January 4, 2015
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New Hampshire Democrat chair Raymond Buckley supports raises for public union employees regardless of the state of the economy.  He has never once complained nor concerned himself (to my knowledge) about Congressional raises under Democrat majorities.  But now he is appalled at the idea that Republicans in the US Senate opposed a minimum wage increase […]

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Progressives are Liberals but are not liberal – their actions show they, in reality, are tyrants

by Skip December 30, 2014

And remember, EVERY Progressive is a socialist…in this, they perfectly fit the definition of Orwellianism – they use the same words as everyone else but mean them to mean other meanings – bastardizing the common language so as to advance a leftist / socialist agenda.  They can’t be honest to us or to our common […]

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Notable Quote – Joseph Stalin

by Susan Olsen December 19, 2014

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?”

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Notable Quote – Ludwig von Mises

by Susan Olsen November 11, 2014

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they […]

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Why Democrats hate the TEA Party, why Socialists hate Liberty folks

by Skip October 29, 2014

Evil.  It exists in the real world and many of us can recognize it.  However, in the ever-increasing political polarization here in America, there certainly is one set of folks that truly believes that evil actually exists.  No, for these people it is not that commit heinous crimes.  It is not those that advocate killing […]

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Notable Quote – Glenn Reynolds

by Susan Olsen October 26, 2014

“An illegitimate government is no better than a band of thieves with superior firepower. If that.” – Glenn Reynolds    

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Dueling Headlines – Obama Admin’s Public Masters still trying to shove its agenda down our throats

by Skip October 25, 2014

Here’s what “our betters” want us to believe: EPA chief: Public tired of debating climate change Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that the public does not want more “debate or discussion” about climate change, but government action.  “First, people overwhelmingly consider climate change to be a problem—and they want action, not […]

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Epic Acts of Political Cowardice – Jeanne Shaheen, proving that in the Collective, no one is at fault

by Skip October 25, 2014

for ANYTHING at ANYTIME on ANY ISSUE: “There were 60 of us!” I missed this line when I listened to the debate on WBIN / NH1 between US Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown.  Never, ever, ever will Progressives EVER take responsibility (er, shouldn’t THAT be a clue to the hollowness of their philosophy?) for failing programs.  […]

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Her Radiance THINKS

by Susan Olsen October 19, 2014

Contrast and compare…. “I think people have a Second Amendment right to own weapons and defend themselves and understand that people enjoy the recreation of hunting, and so I think it’s really important as we respect that right to also think about ways consistent with the Second Amendment rights where we can make our communities […]

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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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Giffords in NH to push gun control. Safest state designation doesn’t matter.

by Kimberly Morin October 15, 2014

Today Gabby Gifford’s and her puppeteer husband Mark Kelly were in New Hampshire with their gun control organization Americans for Responsible Solutions to push gun control. The tour is called “Protecting All Women” yet when women who aren’t far left wing gun grabbers attempted to sit in on the meeting, they were asked to leave. Not only was the whereabouts of the […]

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Renny May I?

by Susan Olsen October 11, 2014

“Cushing said there needed to be an emphasis on obtaining consent, otherwise “it’s not appropriate for people to engage in sexual activity.” – Renny Cushing, Democrat, Rockingham County District 21      

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Comment Doodlings – Life, Abortion, The Constitution, And Truth

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2014
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Under Skip’s ongoing updates about the GOP Platform (not being updated), the subject of abortion, naturally, came up.  One comment took a familiar tack: Life may start at conception, but the fact is that the child’s life is not covered by the Constitution until its born and hits American soil. What the mother of an […]

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US Senator Grassley: That’s what Progressives think…hate the Constitution

by Skip September 16, 2014

When Pres Obama says I hv pen and ph if Congress won't I will he's like the Roosevelts he considers Constitution a nuisance — ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) September 15, 2014 And the Roosevelts and Obama are not the only ones; from my Progressives and the Proper Role of Government post, let me remind you that we […]

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Notable Quote – F.A. Hayek on Adam Smith

by Skip September 15, 2014

[Adam] Smith’s chief concern was not so much with what man might occasionally achieve when he was at his best but that he should have as little opportunity as possible to do harm when he was at his worst.  It would scarcely be too much to claim that the main merit of individualism which he […]

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A reminder from Weekend Pundit who environmentalists really are:

by Skip September 15, 2014

So true, so true: Along with the above story, there’s this from Powerline digging into the lies the watermelon environmentalists tell themselves in order to keep working to impoverish everyone….except themselves. There’s an old line that environmentalists are “watermelons”–green on the outside, red on the inside. A lot of environmentalists will take great offense if you say […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip August 18, 2014

…Progressives say corporations using inversions are unpatriotic, which is amusing. When the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision stipulated that Americans do not forfeit their First Amendment right to political advocacy when they act together through corporations (including, and especially, incorporated nonprofit advocacy groups), progressives ridiculed the idea that corporations should be treated as people. Now, progressives charge that corporations resorting […]

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Still, Progressives don’t understand why we don’t accept their “brilliance”?

by Skip August 6, 2014

Africa is now a country! Yeah, such a show of brilliance!  For their underlying philosophy is that Government is FULL of smarter people than the rest of us “little people” who not only need but WANT them to lead us.  And that these folks are totally non-partisan to boot. Snort!  First we get our esteemed […]

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“Caucasians” – I’m supposed to be offended by this white Chief Wahoo? Ha!

by Skip August 2, 2014

Let’s get right to the nub of this – the Progressive Left’s attempts to force a name change of the Washington Redskins (and college / high school teams and their mascots) is simply Political Correctness (aka, really Cultural Marxism) run amok. It is “groupthink” under the rubric of “politeness” – you WILL think like us about them or we […]

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Obamacare Architect, Prof. Jonathan Gruber, confirms the DC Court of Appeals decision

by Skip July 25, 2014

that determined that the IRS can only issue tax credit subsidies to Obamacare plan holders IF they purchased their Obamacare plans from an Exchange that was created by a State and NOT the Federal Government.  Here, the Progressive academician from MIT, Jonathan Gruber takes a question and confirms what the language in the Obamacare Law states […]

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It’s bad when even LIBERAL Law Professor Jonathan Turley says Congress is making itself irrelevant

by Skip July 18, 2014

The Founders' belief that self-interested branches would protect their own appears to have been their single, fatal miscalculation. — Thomas H. Crown (@ThomasHCrown) July 9, 2014 I have been saying this for a number of years now – that Congress has been following in the footsteps of the Roman Senate – still having the self-righteous words, […]

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Notable Quote – Calvin Coolidge on the Proper Role of Government

by Skip July 14, 2014

I was in a Facebook discussion a couple of days ago when I was asked which one of the Presidents was one of my favorites – it is “Silent Cal” (emphasis mine): Under this weight [of ever larger government] the former accuracy of administration breaks down.  The government has not at its disposal a supply […]

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Incendiary Image of the Day

by Susan Olsen July 14, 2014

H/T TTAG I guess Dems and Progressives would prefer that the slaughter of children profit Planned Parenthood instead.  

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Notable Quote – Oscar Wilde

by Skip July 9, 2014

“Selfishness is not living your life as you wish, it is asking others to live their lives as you wish.” – Oscar Wilde If only Progressives and Nanny Staters would read and meditate upon that…. (H/T: TTAG)

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Observation about Liberals: they always want Dependence Day, not Independence Day

by Skip July 4, 2014

From Jonah Goldberg:  The notion that denying a subsidy for a product is equivalent to banning that product is one of the odder tenets of contemporary liberalism. Not only that but that Liberals, having lost in the Arena of Ideas and failed to make their case to voluntarily persuade companies provide benefits strictly tailored to […]

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The Progressive Promise Includes a Compulsion to Pillory…

by Steve MacDonald June 30, 2014
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The progressive promise includes a compulsion to pillory those who are better off. From corporate fat cats to your boss, small business owner to CEO’s, all the way down to the everyone gets a trophy crowd, someone is doing better than you are and that’s not fair. (Note that highly paid public employees, union bosses, […]

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If Progressive Govt hadn’t “crowded out” mutual aid societies to begin with

by Skip June 12, 2014

Mutual Aid Societies and Fraternal Organizations – before Progressives decided that ONLY Government could and should do charity work, there were mutual aid societies.  Groups of people banded together to help each other – family, friends, fellow immigrants.  And to the latter, I dimly remember stories from my Dad’s dad who came over to Southie (Boston) […]

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“All politics is local: What we see here happens elsewhere” – Highway Trust Fund edition

by Skip June 9, 2014

When our “Meet the New Press” radio show was around, that was an oft said saying as a take off of what Massachusetts pol (and later US Speaker of the House) Tip O’Neil used to say “All politics is local”.  We extended it as it seemed that all of the political problems we talked about […]

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