Ruling Class

GrokSHOTS! Why We Named The Strobe ‘Ed Larkin’

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2014
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If someone calls the studio while we’re recording GrokTALK!, we have a strobe light that flashes to let us know. The first day Skip brought it in I gave it a nick name. Ed Larkin.  On this weeks program we resist that and why people like Larkin get special treatment worthy or our constant ridicule. […]

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Notable Quote – Angelo M. Codevilla

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2014
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Nothing has set the Country Class apart, defined it, made it conscious of itself, and given it whatever coherence it has, so much as the ruling Class’ insistence that people other than themselves are intellectually–and hence otherwise humanly–inferior.   Persons who were brought up to believe themselves worthy as anyone, who manage their own lives to […]

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The Scourge Of Regional Planning Simplified…Almost

by Steve MacDonald March 23, 2014
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Democrats lied to pass ObamaCare and continue to lie as it fails on all points because it could never be anything more than a big unwieldy machine that denied you choices.  ObamaCare took what worked for you, made it unworkable, then forced you to find a way to comply. And while we can debate just […]

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If Everyone Worked for the Government Who Would Pay The Salaries?

by Steve MacDonald March 19, 2014
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For those not so good at the math, if everyone ‘worked’ for the government there would be nothing to tax to pay anyone. And by ‘worked’ we can mean employed or on the payroll of–as in living off money provided solely by the state. If everyone relied on government for their means they would have […]

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Anybody else see the line that screams “Jr. Partners”?

by Skip December 5, 2013

From Roll Call, on an impending deal between Republicans and Democrats on the Federal Budget: Budget negotiators are nearing a deal that could ease the way for leaders to avert another government shutdown before the 2014 elections, but only if rank and file — particularly in the House — buy into the agreement. Senate Budget […]

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Ruling Class Benefits For Ruling Class People

by Steve MacDonald November 20, 2013
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In the Future ObamaCare will be showcased as a resounding success.  Foreign celebrities and politicians will be paraded through DC.  They will be shown the superior web access through the private Blue Cross Blue Shield Web portal.  Marvel at the 112 different plan options available.  Applaud the 24/7 personalized customer service from Aetna, to answer […]

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The Realities of DemocratCare…. or ‘They Don’t Call us “The Right!” For Nothing.’ Part XI

by Steve MacDonald November 1, 2013
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Charles Krauthammer Washington Post Beyond mendacity, there is liberal paternalism, of which these forced cancellations are a classic case. We canceled your plan,explained presidential spokesman Jay Carney, because it was substandard. We have a better idea. Translation: Sure, you freely chose the policy, paid for the policy, renewed the policy, liked the policy. But you’re […]

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It shows that Progressives in both Parties know better how to spend your money – taking it away from YOUR kids

by Skip October 18, 2013

A very disturbing, but not unsurprising, story out of Utah (via The Blaze) where it seems that both Democrats AND Republicans are saying “its for the children”, they have no problem in taking it from YOUR children – really (Emphasis mine, with some reformatting)! ‘Put Up or Be Quiet’: Large Families in This State May […]

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Tribal Democrat Almost Has Road to Damascus Moment

by Steve MacDonald October 18, 2013
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A Yale Professor was forced, if only briefly, outside his tiny blue bubble recently.  In the course of analyzing data he made an alarming discovery.  It was alrming to him, at least. “I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising.  As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I […]

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From the “Oops I Missed Your Faux-Outrage” File

by Steve MacDonald September 2, 2013
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Unlike Zandra Rice Hawkins, I don’t get paid by a group like Minnesota based ProgressNow (with big progressive ATM’s in Colorado and Nevada) to be a political activist.  Zandra is also and or has been paid to be a lobbyist, creator of victims of violence (she is anti-self defense), and as an all purpose 24/7 […]

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I dream of Jeannie Shaheen too – and Carol Shea-Porter, Annie Kuster, and Kelly Ayotte and it’s still a nightmare.

by Skip August 11, 2013

Ladies (you who now belong to the DC Ruling Political Class), I bet you all are so relieved – that you and your staffers have all been relieved of the burden of sharing in the “shared sacrifice / responsibility” (as a President of oft to say) of Obamacare and joining with the rest of us […]

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Quote Of The Day – The Daily Mail’s Simon Heffer On Nigel Farage And The UKIP

by Mike May 8, 2013

“[Nigel] Farage is a Technicolor man in a monochrome political class. To the chattering classes, his brash, confident, matey, plain-spoken persona makes him something of a demon. But to millions of voters he’s someone with whom they can identify, and who avoids the nuanced language of almost all other politicians.” Why does this man generate […]

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Notable Quote – Max Weber

by Skip February 22, 2013

Scarcely fifteen years ago, when American workers were asked why they allowed themselves to be governed by politicians whom they admitted they despised, the answer was: ‘We prefer having people in office whom we can spit upon, rather than a caste of officials who spit upon us, as is the case with you.’ This was […]

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“The 99% and the 1%”: Well worth reading

by Tim Condon July 20, 2012

The Occupy Wall Street movement protesters—as well as Obama and the Democrats—are fixated on what they say are “the rich 1%,” as opposed to the noble and deserving “99%”. Their aim is woefully off, as anyone with some knowledge of Austrian economic theory and historical analysis can explain. But they’ve never read an Austrian School […]

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More Fun with Mittens: A Dole-ful Endorsement

by Mike December 27, 2011

H/T American Spectator Bob Dole has been described as “The Tax Collector for the Welfare State”, or as the man who “Never met a tax he didn’t like!”. He’s also famous for delivering speeches that bore you stiff and selling pills to make you stiff(!). An endorsement by Bob Dole has been derided by Mittens […]

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The Liberal Darkness

by Steve MacDonald November 20, 2011

Nothing they say today will matter tomorrow. And this applies to their policies as well. We see this in the bald faced contradictions of their own words and ideas; their disregard for anything that slows their accumulation of power. And they will do and say anything to hold power because they are spiritually empty, disconnected–hoping power will somehow complete them.

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Going After Boxer

by Steve MacDonald September 17, 2010

Here is a recent Carly Fiorina Ad putting boxer in the proper ruling class context–that she has used government to make herself into a millionaire while her own constituents are made to suffer from her failure to lead. And that is really what it comes down to. Since early 2009 the left has tried to […]

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He Went To Do Good And Stayed To Do Well

by Steve MacDonald July 20, 2010

The saying is that "he went to Washington to do good and stayed to do well" and the first name that popped into my mind was Charlie Bass.  C-Bass epitomizes this ruling class cultural maxim.  He promised you term limits then changed his mind.  He became a Main Streeter, moderate fence sitters who abandoned principle […]

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Read This Now

by Steve MacDonald July 19, 2010

No, not my latest essay.  I’m not that arrogant.  I’m referring to (This!) by Angelo M. Codevilla at the American Spectator.  Every one should read it.  Everyone.   Here’s the opening and I will leave you to trust me or not. As over-leveraged investment houses began to fail in September 2008, the leaders of the Republican […]

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