400 Calories of Communism

by Steve MacDonald June 9, 2018

See also, Venezuelan Socialism, Democrat Socialism, Sanders (I) Socialsim, and so on.

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Vermont Sets aside One Million in ‘Bribes’ to Attract New Residents

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2018

The People running the People’s Republic of Vermont (into the ground) have decided to offer 10,000.00 dollar bribes to the first 100 people who qualify for what they are calling a Remote-Worker Grant Program. To get the cash incentive you have to move yourself and your remote-work job to the Green Mountain State, (and then pay […]

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No successful model of Socialism

by Skip June 1, 2018

True.  VERY true: (H/T: Susan)

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Been happening since the 1880s – a foreign attack that has never gone away

by Skip May 18, 2018

After all, it made them feel better about themselves in lusting after “a higher status in life” than they’d ordinarily have.  Still do. They just keep forgetting about what happened when their lifespan of being useful idiots is over (re: The Long March). (H/T: Powerline)

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DISQUS Doodlings – where Dan Williams puts himself into a capitalist Mobius strip…and falls off

by Skip May 1, 2018

Once again we see the Left on display complaining that life won’t manifest itself into their whine of “equal outcomes.”  The piece by Katharine Gregg (after the jump) complains about what most Progressives do – gee, some people have a head start and familial leg up on the rest of us; she labels that “opportunity […]

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Ah yes, the only…

by Skip April 22, 2018

…thing that Socialism is REALLY good at is violence. (H/T: Powerline)

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Notable Quote – Kristian Niemietz

by Skip April 17, 2018

Socialists usually react with genuine irritation when a political opponent mentions an earlier, failed socialist project. They cannot see this is anything other than a straw man, and a cheap shot. As a result, they refuse to address the question why those attempts have turned out the way they did. According to contemporary socialists, previous socialist leaders […]

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Here’s an Idea…

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2018

And no, not as guests of the regime.

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Notable Quote – Bob Higgs

by Skip April 1, 2018

Socialism’s greatest appeal springs from its promise of economic equality. Many people, upon their first encounter with the ideology, find this promise the very heart and soul of justice. Yet, completely apart from whether such an outcome could or would ever be attained in practice, a great and insuperable problem remains: in a world where […]

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The ‘Resistance’ Is anything But…

by Steve MacDonald March 17, 2018

The left has labeled itself as ‘The resistance’ but when you consider what they are resisting it’s not flattering so let’s consider it. The Resistance is resiting free speech. They want the government to limit speech, compel speech, to have power over the spoken and written word and the mediums used to convey it. Another […]

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Blogline of the Day: “How Cool is Socialism?

by Mike March 17, 2018

Well, brainwashed Millenials may think Socialism is cool, but I think this rejoinder takes the cake: “Just ask a Venezuelan…… or his pet rabbit!” Not only is inflation of the worthless Venezuelan Bolivar over 7000%, but food is so scarce that many citizens are reduced to scavenging, and President Maduro recently advised his people to […]

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Seattle continues its embrace of Karl Marx’s “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”

by Skip March 3, 2018

“…the task force was told to consider “new progressive revenue sources,…” I just slowly shake my head.  We’ve covered Seattle’s silliness (except it really is disheartening) over the years as Statism / Socialism seems to have grabbed hard on its leaders (at least one is outright and proud Socialist) as it deploys policies that keep […]

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Notable Quote – Kevin Williamson

by Skip February 23, 2018

“The difference between communism and socialism is that under socialism central planning ends with a gun in your face, whereas under communism central planning begins with a gun in your face.” –Kevin Williamson (writer, author) (H/T: The Truth About Guns) And Susan notes:

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Notable Quote – The Chinese version of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving?

by Skip February 13, 2018

I always try to remind myself to post the story of the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving – made possible from the radical shift from Socialism (which is how the Colony started as an economic system) to Capitalism.  Seems like Capitalism, regardless of what the Chinese Communist Party may wish to have admitted, just always beats Socialism […]

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Yep, we’re gonna be in the BEST of hands, eh?

by Skip February 10, 2018

(H/T: Powerline)

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When you don’t know your history as you work in the present…

by Skip February 6, 2018

SHOT: Rupert Darwall on the Alarming Roots of Environmentalism. If you look at what the Nazis were doing in the 1930s, in their environmental policies, virtually every theme you see in the modern environmental movement, the Nazis were doing. It happens to be historical fact that the Nazis were the first political party in the world […]

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NHHFC on the defeat of HB628 Paid Family Leave in the House Commerce an Consumer Affairs Committee

by Op-Ed January 31, 2018

New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus Comments on House Commerce Committee Recommending Defeat of Paid Medical Leave Bill HB 628 Concord – The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus (NHHFC) today commended the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee for recommending HB 628 as Inexpedient to Legislate. The bill would have created a 0.5% tax on income, […]

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Socialism has always tried to hide itself from American Principles since the beginning – and then subvert them

by Skip January 17, 2018

Finally, Dewey arguably did more than any other reformer to repackage progressive social theory in a way that obscured just how radically its principles departed from those of the American founding. I have held onto this copy of National Review for nine years with its cover turned back to keep this article topmost.  In doing […]

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Just When you Think the Left Can’t get Any More Stupid…

by Kimberly Morin January 7, 2018

Along comes Zandra Rice-Hawkins of Granite State Progress (GSP) who says… “hold my beer.” This has got to be one of the more stupid things I’ve seen on the Twitterverse in a while. Clearly, Hawkins and her sidekick over at GSP have never worked in a restaurant or actually worked in customer service or with […]

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Can I ask: what SHOULDN’T Government do (re: NH Paid Family Leave), eh Steve Duprey?

by Skip December 21, 2017

Oh, it sounds SO nice and fuzzy – it’s for the Children, it’s for the Adults, it’s for the Seniors. How could ANYONE be against – yet another government program.  Republican Committeeman Steve Duprey seems to be in favor of this: …Steve Duprey, president of Foxfire Property Management and the Duprey Companies; Brad Sawler, owner […]

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Disqus Doodlings – Why we should pay far more for clothes Part 3

by Skip December 16, 2017

Sigh.  I swear that sometimes these folks have no clue about how an economy actually works!  Without rehashing Part 1 and Part 2, it is clear that the comments were much more interesting than the actual post over at Treehugger (although it did set the stage – see title above). Another comment that was left […]

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Tales from the BudComm: we don’t need no stinkin’ private sector

by Skip December 3, 2017

Cemeteries.  Usually a very small part of any town or city’s budget but it is there.  It seems that every town has at least one within its boundaries; mine, due to historical reasons, has a bunch of them.  Many of them were old family plots started well over a hundred years ago and over time, […]

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A lesson from the First Thanksgiving

by Skip November 23, 2017

I like reading John Stossel as often he proclaims a down to earth message with common sense appeal.  In addition, what he talks about is grounded in results rather then an ideological background.  When I saw his column, so apropo for today, it does need to be reviewed. Why?  Allow me to inject a bit […]

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The wages of Socialism

by Skip November 16, 2017

SHOT: Venezuela finally admits it: The socialist country is bankrupt Venezuela, given the odd detail of counterclaims, has finally admitted that it cannot pay back the debt it has. That is, the country is bankrupt. It’s worth leaving aside exactly what happens next in the halls of banking and asking how this all came to be? The answer […]

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“The Rise of Socialism is Absurd”

by Skip November 14, 2017

Given that Millennials are seemingly on a death match towards embracing Socialism, a word from a very, very wise Economics Nobel Prize winner is applicable: It isn’t about the economic system; it IS about human nature. (H/T:

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World Economy explained with two cows – Part 2 Socialism

by Skip October 21, 2017

UPDATE: Upon reflection, this graphic is wrong.  The second line should actually read “You are FORCED to give one to your neighbour.  No, that’s still not right. Try this: The Government TAKES one of your cows and gives it to your neighbor because: INEQUALITY!!!!”.  Just like the Democrats keep lecturing us – you voluntarily giving […]

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Seriously Hynsie – you actually put your name to this? Did you warn your client of Hypocrisy?

by Skip October 4, 2017

That would be blatant hypocrisy, by the way. OK, admittedly I’m late on this but hey, better late than never. You’re a Republican operative AND communications guy – did you forget to check the history on your client’s voting record BEFORE sending this (and others) out?  Isn’t that just basic standard procedure – protect your […]

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Bernie Sanders: “If we expanded Medicaid [to] everybody…we would bankrupt the nation.”

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2017

Jeanne Shaheen probably isn’t worried about her support of Bernie Sanders 2017 Medicaid for everyone plan, but Bernie Sanders was–30 years ago. Back in 1987, a much younger Bernie Sanders apparently had that sense too. He warned that expanding Medicaid, the jointly run federal-state health care program for the poor and disabled, to everyone in […]

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Best Eclipse ever?

by Skip August 27, 2017

ANY time that an Alinskyite / Socialist is removed, it is a good day.  Night.  Both. (H/T: Powerline)

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Truth be told…they do hate us for wanting to make our own decisions for ourselves

by Skip August 21, 2017

No matter how you slice it, Totalitarians are all about telling you how you will live your life – and not you. (H/T: Powerline)

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