Progressives

Breaking News: Snowflakes Don’t Like Being Called Snowflakes

by Steve MacDonald December 8, 2017

Recent research has uncovered another one of those ‘water is wet’ discoveries. A new survey by insurance firm Aviva found that 72 percent of 16 to 24-year-olds believe the term “snowflake” is unfairly applied to millennials. 74 percent of respondents took it a step farther, arguing that they believe the use of the label could have a negative […]

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The Union Leader Shills for Left-Leaning “No Labels”

by Steve MacDonald December 1, 2017

In a November 29th staff editorial, the Union Leader, while trying to poke New Hampshire’s All Gurl Kongressional Delegation, lent a hand and a good word to No Labels, a left-wing group pretending to be centrist. None of the four members of New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation has yet joined the Problem Solvers Caucus. There are other ways to […]

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Liberals trashing Thanksgiving – the “let’s pick a fight” edition

by Skip November 24, 2017

A few assorted posts in surfing where Progressives are just out to ruin some families’ Thanksgiving – just because they can.  And I bet, will: You Should Get Drunk and Cause a Scene Today Are you avoiding your family right now? So desperate to escape them that you’re sitting in the bathroom reading a productivity […]

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Don’t like Judge Moore (and now Democrat Al Franken) sexual predatorship? Repeal the 17th Amendment

by Skip November 16, 2017

The 17th Amendment was that other cruddy idea (the other being the establishment of a national income tax) by Progressive Socialists at the beginning of the last century of no longer having the various State Legislative branches elect Senators to send to Washington to represent the States’ concerns and issues in our Federal system. Their […]

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It’s surprising how little time it took that’s Bush is no longer…

by Skip October 28, 2017

…Hitler (remember BushHitler)? It’s all about if someone serves their political purpose or agenda – and can be used against their latest target. (H/T: Powerline)

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“This is not how it works. This is not how any of this is supposed to work” – Speaker of the US House Paul Ryan edition

by Skip October 12, 2017

“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.” – President Obama, Inauguration (2009 Politically lazy or political cowardness? “House Speaker Paul D. Ryan backed […]

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Notable Quote – Marcus Tullius Cicero

by Skip October 10, 2017

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the […]

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Where ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day Leads and Other Progressive Plots

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2017

I’d like to wish the folks out in the Durham area a Happy ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Durham, New Hampshire, is the first municipality in the Granite State to adopt the second Monday in October as ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day.’ (c/o WMUR)“After much consideration and reflection regarding the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus, the town council has come to […]

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So Zandra-Rice Hawkins LIES about the end game of gun control – confiscation

by Skip October 8, 2017

Boy, does this segue well from my previous post about Progressives lying in “the means justifies the end”. I DVR’d WMUR’s CLOSEUP as I usually do and I know for a fact that the anti-gunners DO want a complete confiscation of any and all civilian firearms: “If I could have banned them all – ‘Mr. […]

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So much for the Left’s vaunted ideal of “inclusiveness”, eh?

by Skip September 30, 2017

That’s all we seem to hear about from Progressives that they want and desire a more “inclusive” society. As you can see, at least on this campus, “inclusive” really means exclusive – we will include anyone that is just like us but exclude “The Others”.  Once again, we see the hypocrisy of the Left and […]

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Notable Quote – Jonathan Adler

by Skip September 28, 2017

“However well-intentioned or justified a given protest may be, when political protests occur during the national anthem, many Americans see a defacement of something sacred — and this message completely overshadows the intended content of the protests. As experienced and understood by many, the protesters were not merely seeking to advance their own cause; they […]

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Notable Quote – John P. Warren

by Skip September 11, 2017

…Those imperfections are key to our continual search for true north beneath all the stars of good and evil. Those who forced our birth in 1776, carried with them bigotry and brutality, class and criminality. Yet, propelled as they were by a natural law embedded within them by an Almighty God, they struggled toward that […]

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Do You Rely on We the People or Govt?

by Skip August 30, 2017

Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? – Tench Coxe,  The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788 “We are our own first responders,” –NRA instructor Bill Hodges The fact that it has to be said, that We the People should be a priority above and are preeminent before Govt, is a sad state of affairs. […]

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Taliban, ISIS, Progressives – birds of a feather?

by Skip August 30, 2017

(H/T: Lucianne)

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Denouncing the Denouncers

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2017

Everyone is lining up to denounce white supremacists so why not me. I denounce white supremacists. I also denounce black supremacists, Latino supremacists, feminist supremacists, gay supremacists, and anti-fascist supremacists who are actually fascists using violence in pursuit of ideological supremacy. Since I’m in a denouncing mood, it would be appropriate to denounce the denouncers who […]

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Social Justice Activists Treat Each Other Like Crap

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2017

The deliberate division of human beings into oppressed groups and sub groups of ‘victims’ has had a predictable outcome. Social Justice long-division does not end in tolerance. Campus Reform Reports that, The “oppression™” by social justice activists is not limited to gay or transgender factions. Fat-shamming, income shaming, (kids who climb on rocks), are all […]

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Adhocracy, Why the Progressives are against Free Speech

by Scott Morales August 25, 2017

Remember when the Democrats unanimously voted to repeal the First Amendment back in 2014? Remember when Hillary wanted to curtail free speech when it pertains to politicians? And how about all those times over the past several years when Progressives and leftists called for silencing “hate speech” where hate speech is anything they don’t like? […]

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Maybe 99.7% of Boston Anti-Free-Speech Protesters Were Not There for Peaceful Purposes

by Steve MacDonald August 21, 2017

This morning Chief Nick Willard asked me about the 99.9% (or 99.7%) of protesters whom the Boston Police commissioner claimed were in the city for a peaceful demonstration. I said (paraphrasing) he couldn’t possibly know that but if 40,000™ people showed up to a protest and a handful got violent (throwing rocks, urine, etc.) why aren’t […]

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Children Work Congo Cobalt Mine So Democrats Can Feel Good About Electric Cars

by Steve MacDonald August 8, 2017

Daily Mail and (Barbara Jones for The Mail on Sunday) His name is Dorsen and he is one of an army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and […]

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Grabbit Staters

by Steve MacDonald July 21, 2017

People from New Hampshire are often referred to as Granite Staters. This is the Granite State, so that makes sense. People from New Hampshire in the constant pursuit of expanding government power and spending more and more of other peoples money–those would be Progressives in general, Democrats specifically, and the increasing number of radical leftists […]

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Notable Quote – Nobel Laureate James Buchanan

by Skip July 19, 2017

What I seek to rule out here, or at least for a sufficient number of interacting persons in the social order, is the ‘arrogance of ignorance’ as exercised through ill-advised collective actions. The perfectibility [of human understanding] threshold for the viability of classical liberalism requires that persons eschew romantic ideals about the potential perfectibility of […]

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The Progressive Inheritance: Snowflakes Triggering Snowflakes Triggering Snowflakes

by Steve MacDonald July 17, 2017

A professional snowflake admits to having to self-censor her own speech to avoid triggering other snowflakes, among other things. A circumstance ripe with opportunity.  I self-police what I say in activist spaces. I stopped commenting on social media with questions or pushback on leftist opinions for fear of being called out. I am always ready […]

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Progressives – even the Redcoats were in on it

by Skip July 17, 2017

Those that wish to grab power over others have been with us forever – and never stop.  They only change their spots and their language but the intent is the same. (H/T: Powerline)

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Henniker: “Progress” Comes to a Progressive Town in New Hampshire

by Ed Naile July 2, 2017

Henniker, “The Only Henniker On Earth,” is a liberal enclave funded by a small college and exists for the benefit of a few wealthy, connected locals. A small town that just went through an agonizing experience. In the face of overwhelming vocal opposition from liberal transplants a Dollar General store has anchored itself smack dab – […]

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Why SHOULD Society keep mitigating bad consequences from bad decisions?

by Skip July 2, 2017

I’ve been saying it for years – the goal of Progressives is to make sure that someone making bad decisions should not suffer the consequences for doing so.  Further, we’re all hateful heartless people because we complain about the socialization of those costs.  But that’s what the Nanny State demands: SHUT UP! First a dose […]

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Intelleftuals

by Steve MacDonald June 4, 2017

I was pondering the bubble of progressive thought–the things I do for you people. It’s a tiny bubble crowded with narrow-minded busybodies who need the force of government to get others to “believe” (this actually means forced compliance) what they believe. It occurred to me that we could use a word to define these pseudo-intellectual leftists that can […]

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What’s in YOUR bonnet?

by Susan Olsen June 2, 2017

“The other thing about people in cults is they join from self-loathing. They hate themselves and seek to swap their hated individual identity with that of the group. It’s why they will savagely defend their group like a mother defending their young. It’s self-defense. The group is them and they are the group. Therefore, any […]

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They say that Progressives refuse to learn from History – California is nothing if not Progressive

by Skip May 25, 2017

The States were to be labs of Democracy where others could learn from their mistakes.  Vermont, Colorado, Kentucky, Hawaii, Tennessee; all tried variations of the vaunted end-game of Progressives – universal healthcare – for if you control that, you control people.  Sorry, am not buying the argument that all they want to do is “help” […]

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Seriously, California? Oh yeah, that difference between Democrats & Socialist thing…

by Skip May 9, 2017

SHOT: California: Hey, maybe communism isn’t so bad after all EMphasis mine, reformatted: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Being a communist would no longer be a fireable offense for California government employees under a bill passed Monday by the state Assembly.  Lawmakers narrowly approved the bill to repeal part of a law enacted during the Red Scare […]

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Notable Quote – Sheldon Richman

by Skip May 8, 2017

The tricky thing about separating church and state is that the state is a kind of church. –Sheldon Richman For Progressives, The State IS their religion and their God.  Where else do you think the phrase “every dollar is sacred” when discussion comes up about cutting the budget?  For them, it’s like taking money out […]

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