Progressivism

So, he’s more of a “free rider” than Sandra??

by Skip April 18, 2014

That would be the girl made famous when Rush Limbaugh called her “a slut” when she was all up in arms that society should be providing her free contraceptives (and yes, I used the diminutive because it is clear that she willingly didn’t want to be self-sufficient – the hallmark of immature children that don’t know […]

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

by Skip April 16, 2014

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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Taxes – I screwed up yesterday

by Skip April 16, 2014

That’s right.  On April 15th, I messed up big time.  Actually, I figured it out on Monday, the 14th, as I did my taxes on a vacation day.  How badly had I booted it the previous year? Yeah, I’m getting a refund.  Which means that I failed – I just gave Obama an interest free […]

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Notable Quote – Prof. David Corbin & Matt Parks

by Skip April 15, 2014

From a longer piece at The Federalist (go read the whole thing, emphasis here is mine): …Americans, Madison argues, are natural republicans–republicans in their heads and in their hearts, determined to show the world that “self-government” is possible. The republican principle, as Madison defines it later in the essay, requires “a government which derives all its […]

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Free will, Freedom to choose – why both are so important

by Skip April 15, 2014

“Respecting the dignity of a human being is giving that person the freedom to choose” If God loved us enough to give us free will, then why do Progressives

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Data Point – And Progressives keep saying its a GREAT investment??

by Skip April 14, 2014

Gosh, and I thought everyone knew that those late into a Ponzi scheme gets screwed! Demographics rule this world, and Progressive policies that have made it more and more expensive to have the larger families that easily supported the underpinnings of SS (i.e., lots of workers to support retired) will end up killing their own […]

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It’s not about the Republican war on women – it’s the Democrat war on WIVES

by Skip April 14, 2014

John Hayward over at Hot Air has a piece that ties a bunch of things together – go read the entire thing (it’s not all that long).  Here’s a few bon mots (emphasis mine): …The Left doesn’t just craft political strategies to attract single female voters. Liberal policies create them. One of the most significant […]

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The Progressive definitions of “Free Speech”

by Skip April 13, 2014

(H/T: Powerline)

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Dr. Betsy McCaughey nails Supreme Court Justice Kagan

by Skip March 30, 2014

Bravo (or do I have to be PC / Spanish correct and go Brava?)!  ‘Grok friend Betsy McCaughey is one of our favorites – former Lt. Gov. of New York, Constitutional Scholar, and one of the nation’s premier experts on Obamacare.  She goes all around the country on speaking engagements, is on the radio, a […]

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GrokTALK! March 8th, 2014 – L & F Red Meat, The Republican Repair Kit, And Progressive Hate

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2014
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Pam Tucker joins us as co-host as talk about the passion for liberty on display at CPAC, a much-needed “saleable’ version of the ‘Republican Repair Kit,’ progressive hate for individualism, the shadow BradleyCare casts over the New Hampshire advantage, Progressive government as the Democrats bag man, and more… Listen to Segment One Here Listen or […]

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Finger-Wagging Liberal Hartford Courant

by Rick Olson February 17, 2014

“If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.”  —Karl Kraus The Hartford Courant’s Friday editorial takes up the liberal finger-wagging cause of calling for law and order, calling those who have not registered their, “assault weapons”[sic] scofflaws. In an editorial entitled, State Can’t Let Gun Scofflaws […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip February 9, 2014

“The point of Progressivism is to put in front of the American people an increasingly rich menu of temptations to dependency on government in order to change social norms and, eventually, national character.  The president said ‘I want to fundamentally change America,’ and these disincentives to work are part of that.” -George Will, syndicated columnist […]

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Only the people change….plus some more

by Skip February 7, 2014

After all, some who were self-reliant and were paying for their own health insurance will now be put on the Public Dole (H/T: NetRightDaily with extra visages owned by their owners)

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Remember, it was the Democrat Party that instituted Jim Crow laws, created the KKK, and Dixiecrats that kept the Civil Rights Law from passing

by Skip February 2, 2014

And remember, one of the “sainted” Progressives in the Progressive Hall of Fame wasn’t much of a civil rightist now, was he?  All he did was to send us further in Viet Nam and micro-managed the effort to defeat and started the Trillions of spending on the War on Poverty that has done diddly to […]

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So, Progressives – Thanks for giving us the evil twin of Julia – Helga!

by Skip February 2, 2014

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Progressivism really is Totalitarianism

by Skip January 28, 2014

Like I said:  DCE’s (Weekend Pundit)  “Thoughts on a Sunday” is a mandatory read for me every week; this week was one of his best.  Next – he does a riff on what Tom Perkins said that today’s 1% are the new Jews facing a Kristallnact, given all of the class warfare that Obama, Occupy […]

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Can we say that the US Government IS in the process of becoming politically weaponized?

by Skip January 25, 2014

From Bryan Preston at PJ Media, a list of items that I think most people would agree are “not what Government is supposed to be doing”.  Remember, we have heard from Progressive for DECADES is that the reason we should give up (in part or in whole) our participation in our own governance is because […]

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The SB 244 And NICS Problem

by Rick Olson January 16, 2014

“If I were a magician, I’d hand out broken compasses. It’s all about misdirection.?”  —Jarod Kintz The Hearing on Senate Bill 244, “[R]equiring the names of certain persons to be reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Index,” came to hearing Tuesday before Senate Judiciary. The hearing process puzzled me. As is the […]

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Something to think about – The Left’s view of “The Noble Savage” and “End of Empire”

by Skip January 12, 2014

Emphasis mine: In boring fact, Empire keeps the peace and spreads civilization. The end of the Roman Empire introduced the Dark Ages. The end of the Habsburg Empire was the prerequisite of European war and revolution. Various lands and populations were destabilized at the fall of the Mughal and Ottoman Empires, and again at the […]

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Obamacare: forced Govt dependency built-in. Again.

by Skip January 6, 2014

Yet another sad story on the results of Obamacare on families.  Somewhere in here, I did a post where a single mom (grown daughter) had to buy a new policy as Obama & Sebelius decided that the healthcare policy that the Mom had was “junk”.  No, this Mom was not judged capable of picking a […]

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But we alREADY know that Progressives hate history…

by Skip January 3, 2014

Communism – just a harsher version of incremental Socialism (which is what Progressivism is. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Meet The Press: “We have to reinstitute some trust in Government”

by Skip December 23, 2013

That is what former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on yesterday’s Meet The Press.  Really!  As if someone can just wave a magic wand and go “Poof, there it is”!  It seems like a number of the Ruling Class (and yes, being the Press Secretary does tend to make you a member with sterling […]

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Tom Harvey: “Insurance is used to help control every other important dangerous item or activity we have”

by Skip November 25, 2013

I mentioned Tom Harvey here on what our first President, George Washington, had to say about Citizens, guns, and their relationship to Government (even ours).  GW made it clear that the purpose for Citizens possessing firearms was not for hunting, not for sports, but for defense.  While many would think that latter purpose is for […]

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And who did you think said them?

by Skip November 16, 2013

“Sometimes people look at what’s taking place in Washington and they say, not enough is getting done that helps me with my life.” “My goal is to make Washington as inconsequential to your daily life as possible”

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OK, so its Jonah Goldberg Day on GraniteGrok

by Skip November 8, 2013

hey, if it is good, it’s good – and our job to bring it here (emphasis mine): That’s what makes the reaction to Obamacare so interesting. Several times now, the president has endeavored to explain that it’s not that big a deal millions of Americans are losing their health-insurance plans against their will. The people […]

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Liberalism and progressivism are addictions

by Susan Olsen November 3, 2013

Think of a couple of Progressives that you know here in NH and see if this doesn’t fit… ‘It’s as powerful as heroin or cocaine. It supplies a terrific high: all sense of personal failure, betrayal, guilt, ineffectiveness, irrelevance, of being nothing and nobody, disappears in a flash. Instead our hero feels extraordinarily good about […]

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For US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH-Progressive), it has always been about getting to “single payer”

by Skip November 1, 2013

Steve’s post (“NH US Senator Jeanne Shaheen Was For It Before She Was Against It”) outlines her absolute perfidity: she talks the talk in “supporting the Middle Class” with her grandmotherly words, but in each and every action and vote she shows her disdain for the same set of folks.   All that is important […]

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Hmm, I keep seeing this sentiment more often…

by Skip October 31, 2013

From the Daily Brief – a prior military gal turned writer and freelancer (to pay the bills).  She’s not a constant blogger and there’s a lot she puts out that I’ll read and go “oh” but this is the first time in a while enough to link and post – because it is indicative of […]

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Progressivism: a perfect example of its Selfishness

by Skip October 30, 2013

Progressives are nothing but Socialists, and Socialism is nothing more than an exercise in greedy enviousness: what can I get for nothing?  And how can I get more from Government – after all, in a Socialist State, that’s “from whom all blessings flow”.   And since Government is responsible for handing out “the spoils”, it […]

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Blogline of the Day – Democrat Progressivism is about OBEDIENCE, not Freedom

by Skip October 30, 2013

“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.” – Daniel Henniger, WSJ Doubt me?  Just review Steve’s post on Laura Pantelakos: “I Don’t Care About Protecting People’s Liberty“!  Good to know – it will now add to my […]

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