Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip November 18, 2015

On what Progressivism and its tool, political correctness / cultural Marxism, has wrought in the Ivory Tower (emphasis mine): But whatever responsibility attaches to the parenting that produced those brittle Yalies, a larger portion of blame goes to the monolithic culture of academia. Where progressivism reigns, vigilant thought police will enforce a peace of wary […]

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A Feminist and a Political Contradiction: Hillary

by Skip October 26, 2015

Right after that piece on Suzanne Venker, they played a snippet of Hillary’s Benghazi Congressional hearing and one thing really caught my attention: I made it abundantly clear that we had to do everything we could to protect our people.  What I did not and do not believe that any Secretary should do is was […]

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Liberals aren’t Liberals. Progressives aren’t either

by Skip October 25, 2015

And yet we see THREE such Socialists running (again, counting the one already in the Oval Office) to rule this county that perports to be one where the Individual is supposed to be valued over Government.  Reformatted, emphasis mine: “Beginning in the late nineteenth century, and especially after 1930 in the United States, the term […]

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Blogline of the Day: Democrats – representing the best of history

by Skip October 3, 2015

 “Barack Obama & Co. represent the very freshest and most imaginative thinking of the 1930s,” After all, all that has worked so SPLENDIDLY here in the 2010s, right? (H/T: Instapundit)

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Progressive and The Proper Role of Government – and your subservience to it.

by Skip October 1, 2015

Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal sums up these micro-totalitarians, perfect examples of the Progressive  philosophy: “The essence of modern Democratic Progressivism is: You will participate in what we have created for you, and you will comply with the law’s demands.” One used to believe that before pen was set to legislative paper, our […]

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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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False prophets…

by Susan Olsen September 2, 2015

“There are no rational means of predicting the ‘future of humanity’ over a long period or foretelling the nature of ‘social formations’ in ages to come. The idea that we can make such forecasts ‘scientifically,’ and that without doing so we cannot understand the past, is inherent in the Marxist theory of ‘social formations;’ it […]

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And Obama keeps telling us to ignore that “man behind the curtain and smoke”

by Skip August 15, 2015

That would be the Supreme Leader of Iran, if you haven’t quite put it together.  Along with his generals.  It seems that Obama’s politics may very well make it personal – the personal that will hurt a lot. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Notable Quote – Vox Popoli

by Susan Olsen May 20, 2015

“There is no compromise with progressivism and trying to stop it at some line drawn in the sand is a fool’s errand. Trying to hold them at bay cedes momentum to the progressives. Only a concerted campaign to destroy progressives root and branch by forcing the march of history in the other direction will ever […]

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PJ O’Rourke lives here in NH – Ya think he was thinking about Susan the Bruce?

by Skip May 13, 2015

“Sniveling Brats“ You know Susan the Bruce – the ever angry Progressive that decided that calling Free Staters to be all child pornographers was “all fair in love and politics”? Methinks PJ O’Rourke is spot on writ large but write small, drops a smart bomb right on trollish Susan: It’s one thing to be trollish – […]

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Uber-Progressive Susan The Bruce confirms a Progressive meme: Free Staters are all child pornographers

by Skip May 12, 2015

The Free State Project may soon be leaving NH. — susanthe (@susanthe) May 10, 2015 Yeah, she certainly made it clear, this highly Progressive “activist” (who does troll here from time to time). Since there is a candidate in Poland who is vying for the Presidency on what I would call a very strange […]

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Exeter Pastor’s bizarre claim of keeping Church and state separated

by Kimberly Morin April 9, 2015

A Pastor from Exeter complained today that she is sick of getting spam emails from the Rand Paul campaign. Obviously someone sold the campaign an email list and she and other Churches happen to be on it. Her supposed complaint was in defense of keeping church and state separated; however, a quick look at her […]

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First Responders – Susan The Bruce shows us the Progressive view

by Skip March 22, 2015

From the March 2015 of America’s Freedom (p.39, emphasis mine): In the United States and other nations, more and more people are recognizing that victims have the best chance of survival when they can be the first responders. First Responders.  We usually think of these folks as heros – and they are, no doubt.  But they […]

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The Left – “disagree with us and you should be PUNISHED!”

by Skip March 18, 2015

And they are not kidding.  We have written about this before – upon hearing ANY kind of disagreement from anyone, they immediately run, not to confront the issue, but to denounce, demonize, and delegitimize that person.  And then they call for banishment.  No, there is no discussion, no debate on the points – they simply […]

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Free Speech: Guardians and Vassals

by Rick Olson March 2, 2015

“The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.”   —Justice Hugo Black Vassals of the Feifdoms…oh how they love to rule and oh how we love to let them! Periodically, we hear the din […]

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Michelle Obama: You WILL like we mandate – you’ll get used to it

by Skip February 20, 2015

Essentially, that is what she has said to America – my your children will only know what I allow and then they will LOVE it!  I read FAR more posts from around the blogosphere than what I can ever write about so I’m in the process of going back to some of those old ones […]

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How bad is it when an uber-Progressive is calling Mitt Romney a born-again Progressive?

by Skip January 24, 2015

David Corn, pretty much far Left as one can get without being BFF with Castro bros (ok, maybe he’s standing between them in that picture over there) is now welcoming Mitt Romney as a brother-in-ideology (reformatted, emphasis mine): It is time for liberals to cheer Mitt Romney. Not because his possible entry into the 2016 […]

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Treehugger time – You proles don’t pay enough for your food!

by Skip January 14, 2015

Once again, you have been put on the Alter of GAIA and about to be sacrificed, you infidel of the Cult of Beef & Dairy.  Katherine Martinko over at TH has a post listing a couple of studies saying how bad the beef and dairy industries are for planet (yes, global warming.  Not again – […]

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Whereby REPUBLICAN J. Belanger’s (Hills-27) HB103 adopts the Democrat Nanny State agenda – take away your cell phone COMPLETELY in a car

by Skip January 6, 2015

An alternative title: REPUBLICAN Belanger adopts the Progressive view of that everyone must be punished for the sin of one (or a few).  It IS the Progressive modus operandi- we must INSTRUCT the people to behave correctly to achieve our Progressive “Heaven on Earth” (which is, pretty much, the Socialist one). After all, it wasn’t enough […]

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They fear Ted Cruz

by Skip December 23, 2014

I read this on GrokTALK! this past Saturday and I figured that you might want to read this Big Government post yourselves (reformatted, emphasis mine): White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer conceded that he fears a President Ted Cruz will overturn President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, perhaps signaling that Cruz represents the greatest threat to […]

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Notable Quote – John Hayward

by Skip December 19, 2014

Collectivism and the presumption of guilt <snip> What all of these stories, and so many others, have in common is the assumption of bad faith by liberals, who claim they can read the minds of everyone from dinner-party guests to society at large and detect the dark secret impulses seething beneath every word and deed. […]

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It’s called “scamming the system”

by Skip December 17, 2014

“My 15-year old in 10th grade asked me the other day about free lunch. He asked how people get it. I explained and then he said, “But dad, these kids are wearing Jordan’s and expensive clothes.” Welcome to the real world son.” And why wouldn’t parent give their kids better things when other people have […]

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Well of COURSE Progressive Kathy Sullivan wants more centralization of Govt functions!

by Skip December 7, 2014

To be honest, from just an engineer’s view, I used to think the same way – small State, duplication of effort, higher costs, inefficiencies;  do we need three levels of Govt? Sidenote: with the Regional Planning Commissions, we actually have 4 levels but that’s for another post If the goal is just in having the most […]

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Yes, we have a few Progressive commenters that hold onto this outlook as well

by Skip November 23, 2014

It’s been more than 50 years since William F. Buckley first complained, “Though liberals do a great deal of talking about hearing other points of view, it sometimes shocks them to learn that there are other points of view.” …“Convinced that no intelligent, decent person could take conservatism seriously, liberals believe it is not necessary or even […]

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Individualist vs Collectivist mentality: the Leave Me Alone Coalition vs “You WILL be forced together”

by Skip October 25, 2014

As in “we’re all in this together”.  Voluntarily being part of a group is one thing if it is voluntary but Progressives / Socialists / Collectivists brook no dissent – you WILL be made to be all in (with them in charge).  This article at Bearing Arms lays out the contradiction that is tearing apart the American polity […]

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Trust – and Progressives lament that people won’t Trust Big Govt. Yet Another Example why

by Skip October 6, 2014

From Bearing Arms, this story of how Govt uses its Power to Crush on a person that simply knew the Law – and they didn’t: Bullies have certain personality traits. Most are very insecure. They like to prey upon those that they feel are weaker than they are. They have long memories and thin skins, […]

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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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Observation on the nature of a Progressive and Progressivism: Jeanne Shaheen

by Skip July 30, 2014

Steve has a most important post up today where he brings up that Jeanne Shaheen, regardless of her campaign ads or sound bytes, is not really interested in the people of NH (but gets it very slightly wrong).  Emphasis mine, a bit of reformatting: I can’t say it often enough.  We need to elect Senators […]

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Joel Gilbert vs Progressive Utopia

by Mike July 20, 2014

H/T Thomas Lifson at, who went to see the premiere of Gilbert’s new movie “There’s No Place Like Utopia“. In the film, Gilbert covers the historical efforts to create Utopia, or “no place” here on Earth, and the attendant death and destruction wrought by those attempts. He likens Obama to that great charlatan, the […]

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Another’s observation about “Progressivism”

by Skip July 2, 2014

From Big Government: …The term came into (re)use just as there was a concurrent (what I perceive as) negative shift on the Left. The politically correct generation came on the scene. A brand of leftism associated with political conformity, with hardcore statism, with an antipathy toward a Constitution written by a bunch of white, land-owning, […]

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