Progressivism

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

by Skip May 24, 2016

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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Self-identification – hey if the Left uses it, so can we!

by Skip May 1, 2016

a .22 even!  (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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BlogHeadline of the Day: Not getting the message

by Skip April 28, 2016

“Bernie Sanders Wants to Make College Free, but His Wife Jacked Up Tuition“ I guess that is rather Progressive of them both.  

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Notable Quote – David Horowitz

by Skip April 26, 2016

It is a strange election cycle when Republicans go to war with each other with a ferocity rarely manifest when they are confronting Democrats and their progressive agendas. It is especially puzzling because a general consensus has formed on the right that the Democratic Party is moving so far left that its agendas threaten the […]

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Chris Sununu’s words are, IMHO, a bit strange

by Skip March 27, 2016

Now that the NH FITN Prez Wannabe Beauty Contest is now long gone, we can start turning our attentions to what matters: NH (e.g., “screw DC, save NH”).  That certainly means it’s time to start watching and evaluating NH specific races which certainly includes the Governor one.  Ann Marie Banfield has an extensive email list […]

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2016 Governorship Primay: Chris Sununu – another Republican Elite disdaining the Republican Platform?

by Skip February 28, 2016

What is it about the top  Leadership in the NH GOP (and her and elected / candidate Politicians (and here, here, here and here))… Sidenote from that last link:  Rogue Republicans ™ that have abandoned pretty much every Plank in the Republican Platform. Not limited but MORE government, not less but MORE taxes, not being able to be left […]

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“When You’re a Collectivist You Simply Wait For Someone Else Do To the Hard Work”

by Skip January 27, 2016

And for the Low Information Voters, that would be Progressives /Socialists that are the Collectivists: There’s always one in every crowd…and yes, that IS a BERNIE sign. Just one more indicator of more and more riding in the wagon and not pulling “their fair share”.    (H/T: Liberty Unyielding)

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Martin Luther King on Marxism / Communism / Socialism / Progressivism

by Skip January 19, 2016

For in the end, they are pretty much aligned to the same end – The Bigger the Citizen, the smaller the citizen (emphasis mine): During the Christmas holidays of 1949 I decided to spend my spare time reading Karl Marx to try to understand the appeal of communism for many people. For the first time […]

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Guest post by Radical Moderate: The ugly face of New Hampshire Progressivism

by Skip January 11, 2016

“The NH Progressive has the unique habit of cursing New Hampshire while they enjoy the quality of life directly attributable to its population and culture.” Recently I happened upon a delightful opinion piece in one of the local daily papers that epitomizes the mindset of that particular virulent form of Leftist called the ‘New Hampshire […]

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Notable Quote – Chan Eddy

by Skip January 4, 2016

This is something I’ve known for a long time: Liberalism is an ideology of insanity. Of course I am speaking of liberalism in its present form, which is really Progressivism, a political ideology that works very hard to ignore human nature or to corrupt it through ‘education’ (which has failed again and again), indoctrination (which […]

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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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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. http://t.co/xNMQa3QZrd — 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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