Progressives

Why I’m More Right And They Are More Wrong

by Steve MacDonald April 26, 2016
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I spoke about this big picture issue briefly on GrokTALK! Saturday. One of my kids pointed out that they have a teacher who speaks to the ideas of progressivism with the same certainty with which I speak about conservative principles and liberty. I told him that it is great to hear people who feel so […]

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The heart of a socialist is long – and always gets broken

by Skip April 16, 2016

If you are always reading, you will learn something new all the time!  And this I didn’t know, that socialism (and the tendency of Progressives to try (force?) to “perfect” others arrived here on our shores much earlier than the late 1800s in this piece labeled “The Character of a Socialist” (emphasis mine, reformatted): Upon […]

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Never a chance they’ll review on what they have wrought

by Skip April 9, 2016

Progressives place a bunch of constraints of the lives of the working poor, then they expect to be hoisted triumphantly into office on the shoulders of people they have harmed. When a worker making $800 on 50 hours of work has to go home and tell her family she is now making $600 on 40 […]

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Progressives – bringing that about which they decry

by Skip April 8, 2016

Progressives also worry that robots will take everyone’s jobs away but that, empirically, raising the minimum wage doesn’t cause workers to be replaced by machines. It is a subject that is starting to pop up more and more – the advancing of robotics and AI are creating much higher skilled and paying jobs but those […]

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Citizens United, Corporate Personhood & The Progressive Freakout (Part 2)

by Scott Morales April 5, 2016

Continued from Part 1 That wafts up the next pungent rhetorical fog flatulated from the dishonest Left to inflate their spurious “The court ruled that corporations are people” blimp so they can float it high as some looming ominous evil casting a shroud of doom over all we hold dear.  This is of course silly.  […]

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Citizens United, Corporate Personhood & The Progressive Freakout (Part 1)

by Scott Morales April 4, 2016

What is it about Citizens United and Corporate Personhood that crumples, bunches, and tucks deep the underwear of so many progressives? Why the foot stomping screaming spasms? It’s difficult to get a solid understanding of what exactly vexes them so because very often merely uttering the inquiry unleashes a torrential response of vacuous slogans wrapped […]

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Shades of TX Gov Rick Perry trolling CA and NY to “get” jobs – but FL Gov Scott trolling Yale?

by Skip March 29, 2016

This is funny as all get out – and EXACTLY what low cost States should be doing to the money-grubbing ones.  I put this post up yesterday about the deep Blue State of Connecticut eyeing more revenue by going after the endowment funds held by Yale with the main message of “theft by the point […]

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Is Senator David Pierce “Suitable”?

by Susan Olsen March 27, 2016

The people of this country have shown they are fed up, they’ve had enough of politicians’ lies and deceitful ways.  But never has a NH politician shown just how bad it is before Senator David Pierce entered the competition to become the nation’s worst offender. Senate Bill 336 is a piece of legislation written to […]

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Question of the year – Brendan O’Neill

by Susan Olsen March 16, 2016

““Unless you think Trump is an insanely powerful political maestro who in the space of six months has utterly altered the character of America, then you have to conclude that the current ugliness and division everyone is complaining about has been brewing over the past eight years of Obamaism and ‘politics of hope’. For liberals […]

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The Moral Equivalent of War

by Steve MacDonald February 23, 2016
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We discuss the purpose of the war economy and the progressive moral equivalent of war, starting with Wilson, then examine what is happening today and consider why it still works.

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I like this new term for “Progressives”: Compassionate Totalitarians

by Skip February 17, 2016

It is clear that today’s progressives have the same constitutional contempt as their predecessors. I hope they do not share the racial vision. Black voters ought to demand, at a minimum, that progressives disavow their ugly racist past. They should re-label themselves to something other than progressives, maybe compassionate totalitarians. If you listen to either […]

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“Socialism, it could happen here and probably will”

by Susan Olsen February 15, 2016

“…the attraction of socialism is easy to understand. In effect, it offers the promise of taking wealth from people who, by and large, have earned a lot of it and giving the proceeds to people who have not. Because the latter group vastly outnumbers the former, the mass appeal is obvious.”

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Need a short, pithy definition of Conservativism? This is BRILLIANT!

by Skip January 30, 2016

From US Senator Ben Sasse who points out, for the Progressives that have lost their way (and their minds) that America is not great because of its Government but because of Civil Society.  That would be the interactions of individuals who our Founders knew were the sovereigns and not a Monarchy, a Royal class, or […]

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Taxpayer Funding for Planned Parenthood Rears Its Ugly Head – AGAIN!

by Jane Cormier January 29, 2016

Due to the votes of courageous Executive Councilors Wheeler, Kenney, and Sununu, taxpayer funding is no longer flowing to Planned Parenthood health centers here in NH. Under the continued scandals and propaganda, the Progressives in New Hampshire are working hard to put Planned Parenthood hands BACK into your pockets.  Quite amazing to be sure.  There […]

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Some Xenophobia Is More Acceptable Than Others – Debate That

by Ed Naile January 23, 2016

As the British Parliament debated letting an American enter their fine country because he is supposedly anti-Muslim there is an interesting un-debated issue I find interesting. Tomorrow I can book a flight from London to Kuwait on Kuwait Airlines. Kuwait Airlines motto is “Earning Your Trust.” Here is their web site for scheduling. Funny how […]

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Pretty much…

by Susan Olsen January 21, 2016

“I’ve also thought, for a long time, that the left is pretty coherent in goals, if not in philosophy. They do not have consistent philosophical reasons for their demands, but all of their demands are perfectly consistent in this sense: All of their demands boil down to using government power to take money or freedom […]

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It’s highly addictive……

by Susan Olsen January 17, 2016
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Notable Quote – Kevin Williamson

by Susan Olsen December 8, 2015

‘The Democratic party’s dramatic slide into naked authoritarianism – voting in the Senate to repeal the First Amendment, trying to lock up governors for vetoing legislation, and seeking to jail political opponents for holding unpopular views on global warming, etc. – has been both worrisome and dramatic. The Democrats even have a new position on […]

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Notable Quote – David French

by Susan Olsen December 3, 2015

” If angry political rhetoric bred violence, America would look something like Syria – awash in genocidal conflict. “    

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“Vicious liars and nonstop propagandists…”

by Susan Olsen November 30, 2015

“I believe, as you know, that the left is a cult, and is chiefly engaged in the mode of primitive, magical thinking.” Some things are best read in their entirety.

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Europe blaming the Jews again

by Skip November 12, 2015

From a post at Instapundit labeled “THE EU SLAPS DISCRIMINATORY LABELS ON ISRAELI PRODUCTS:” As Giulio Meotti wrote in Y-Net, as linked to by Roger Simon in a 2012 post ominously titled “A Jew-Free Europe,” “To quote psychiatrist Zvi Rex: ‘Europe will never forgive the Jews for Auschwitz.’ Europe doesn’t want to live under the psychological burden of Auschwitz […]

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And when taxes go over 50%….

by Skip November 11, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101) Who works for who in the “Land of the Free”? If I am working such that most of my money is going to the Government, am I a citizen or a serf? Emphasis mine: Thank the Democrats for dropping their mask in showing (and legislating) you that they truly believe your […]

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Notable Quote – Daniel Greenfield

by Susan Olsen November 4, 2015

“1984’s world was obsessively serious. Our 2015 social tyranny is absurdly trivial. It’s a world whose leaders is always looking for goofy photo ops while he violates the last remaining shreds of the law. Every crime is buried under a thousand shrieking viral headlines that alternate between fake empowerment and fake outrage.”

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Why is it bad in society but OK in government?

by Skip October 23, 2015

After all, man is man regardless if one is in society or in government – we all put our underwear on the same way.  Yet, Progressives seem to believe that once in government, people MUST undergo an instant IQ boost as they believe that those in Government can and must make decisions for those in […]

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Govt wants you to do “Austerity shuffle”; you do so after obliging…

by Skip October 23, 2015

 California begins to reward residents who cut water use with rate increase to make up for lower water use. …you get shafted for doing EXACTLY what they wanted.  Once again, we see Progressive Government proving that F.A. Hayek’s “The Fatal Conceit” true- that a single individual or committee canNOT ever know enough to be able […]

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Progressive is the new Socialist: What the hell happened to the Democrat Party?

by Kimberly Morin October 15, 2015

On Tuesday night the first Presidential primary debate for Democrats was held in Las Vegas. On the stage was Bernie Sanders, Lincoln Chaffee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Jim Webb. Each has held public office before while Sanders is a current sitting Senator from Vermont. The youngest candidate is Chafee at 52 while the oldest […]

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Minimum Wage – the economics version of Obamacare

by Skip October 12, 2015

Which is to say – the turning upside down of a system for not a lot of benefit for anyone and will result in higher costs (in more ways than a few) for everyone. The average family income of a minimum wage worker is more than $44,000 a year – far more than can be […]

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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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“Why the Right is Right”

by Skip September 24, 2015

(H/T: Progressives Today)

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Party over principle…

by Susan Olsen September 16, 2015

Pistol licensing – it’s the next best thing to all out gun control!

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