Socialism

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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Notable Quote – Thomas Sowell

by Susan Olsen August 30, 2015

“While capitalism has a visible cost — profit — that does not exist under socialism, socialism has an invisible cost — inefficiency — that gets weeded out by losses and bankruptcy under capitalism. The fact that most goods are more widely affordable in a capitalist economy implies that profit is less costly than inefficiency. Put […]

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I don’t have to say a word

by Skip August 18, 2015

But I can complain – what did you do to stop this, Republican Party? (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Bernie’s “elevator pitch”…

by Susan Olsen August 18, 2015

“My elevator pitch is that the United States has a grotesque level of income and wealth inequality where the top one-tenth of 1 percent owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, where almost 20 percent of our children are living in poverty, 40 percent of African-American children are living in poverty. We […]

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This is DEFINITELY a question for the two Socialists running for President:

by Skip August 17, 2015

So can either of you name one, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton?  (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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We know this much is true…

by Susan Olsen August 17, 2015

“Why is there so much support for government controls? What’s wrong with markets? In short: insufficient opportunities for graft.” – Glenn Reynolds

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Official Yacht of the Democrat Party

by Skip August 9, 2015

After all, Democrat National Chair CongressCritter Debbie Wasserman-Schultz can’t say what the difference is between Democrats and Socialists: And NH Democrat Chair Ray Buckley can’t either…. (H/T: Powerline)

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This, from Socialist Bernie Sanders, caught my ear on Sunday’s This Week talking head show

by Skip August 7, 2015

Certainly ole’ Bernie is tapping into something on the hard Left – proving what a lot of us on the Right have been saying for a while: the center of the Democrat Party is now outright Socialist.  And step by step, over the decades, they have been using the Law & Regulation stick to transform […]

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Clue to the clueless – there IS no difference between Democrats and Socialists

by Skip August 2, 2015

Question of the week was asked by Chris Matthews of MSNBC on his Hardball show “What is the difference between Democrats and Socialists?” – asked of the Democrat National Committee head honcho Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) to the curious event of self declared independent and self-avowed Socialist Bernie Sanders seeking the Presidential nomination of a […]

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Notable Quote – US Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist – VT)

by Skip April 30, 2015

Actually, the official designation is US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for “Independent” but he certainly caucuses with the Democrats.  However, this from Town Hall reminds us what he truly is, on this day that he announced that he is running for the Presidency of the United States (emphasis mine): “I am a socialist and everyone […]

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OK, it looks like I’m going to break Godwin’s Law

by Skip April 27, 2015

You know, that Internet Law that says you lose if you bring up Hitler first.  But look, if they are both saying the same thing… Besides, go here and look at some of her other sayings – truly right out of the socialist / progressive mode.  And the above is there too.  Yes, Hillary would be […]

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Gosh, these words could have been written by Michael Kitsch (Laconia Daily Sun reporter)

by Skip February 17, 2015

When I read this post about the Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (a socialist, btw) in his demands that Europe send even more money to Greece (because GREECE!), all I could think of was a screaming match I had one night with Michael Kitsch over the fact that Irefused, as a Budget Committee member, to tax […]

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A TRUE Example of a Watermelon Environmentalist – your stuff belongs to ME!

by Skip February 11, 2015

My friend Chan over at Weekend Pundit was the guy that introduced me to the term Watermelon Environmentalist years ago when we first started the ‘Grok.  Watermelon Environmentalist – Green on the outside, Red on the inside.  I had to think about the for a moment – the Red standing for the classic Socialist / […]

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By the World’s standards, ALL Americans are the 1%

by Skip January 10, 2015

Top 1%ers if your income is $32,000 or more.  Period.  Yet, the Occupy Wall Street remnants and the Elizabeth Warrens are so blinkered on this, thinking it is only the Haves and Have-Nots battle here in the US that matters.  Out of sight, out of mind is the fact that many of our Poor are […]

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Benedict Was Right And Francis Is Wrong

by Mike January 7, 2015

Why We Didn’t Have a Latin Pope Before, And Probably Shouldn’t In Future! Cardinal Ratzinger, AKA Pope Benedict, is an erudite scholar of Theology and History, who grew up in Nazi Germany. He knew well the evils of Socialism and Islam and wasn’t afraid to call them out. Such a good, upstanding, and scholarly character […]

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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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A lesson from the First Thanksgiving

by Skip November 27, 2014

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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Notable Quote – Ludwig von Mises

by Susan Olsen November 11, 2014

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they […]

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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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Socialist Freedom Party – Only YOU ALL should pay that hourly rate (we pay less)

by Skip October 17, 2014

Seattle just raised its minimum wage to $15 / hour and that also include small biz – the Mom & Pop type operations – as well as the big ones.  One of the biggest yellers at the time was the Socialist Freedom Party that was jumping up and down demanding others pay more for goods […]

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Communist Party Mouth-piece Endorses Shaheen, Shea-Porter, And Kuster

by Steve MacDonald October 16, 2014
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Local NH Democrat Lucy Edwards is a contributor to People’s World, which is the latest incarnation of The Daily Worker–the American Communist Party paper of record.  They are not shy about the association, and proudly claim 99% (how cute) of their parentage from the Communist party newspaper. Lucy, who is active with the NH Democrat […]

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That word, Socialism , doesn’t mean what you think it does

by Skip October 14, 2014

I just scratched my head watching this clip.  Seriously, if you don’t know the definition of ” socialism ” and you are deep into politics (and going to a meeting like this really means you are), there is a problem.  But this seems to be par for the course lately – an uneducated electorate supporting […]

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That’s Just How Socialism “Works”

by Steve MacDonald September 8, 2014
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While Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders talks Marxist redistributionist theory to Unions who pay no taxes, Venezuela is showing us the end result of years of policies Senator Sanders pines for in the US. Venezuela Set to Import Oil Venezuela’s oil production, which accounts for 95 percent of the country’s export earnings, should be used in […]

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ObamaCare, ObamaZone – The Big Lie: ” It was disguised as something that would be almost completely voluntary”

by Skip July 27, 2014

NH State Rep Leigh Webb (D): “The role of government is to legislate behavior“ And that is not the expression of one that values or cherishes Freedom; instead, it is THE  seedling of Totalitarianism.  Obamacare, ObamaZoning – different facets of the same evil – those that have the hubris of incomplete knowledge that feel they have the right […]

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And Obama and Progressives don’t believe Socialism is selfish?

by Skip July 20, 2014

And this is the system that Obama and the Progressives want us to “progress” towards? The game was simple enough. Each participant was asked to throw a die 40 times and record each roll on a piece of paper. A higher overall tally earned a bigger payoff. Before each roll, players had to commit themselves […]

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LeBron James knows what Obama and Elizabeth Warren don’t

by Skip July 14, 2014

Caught at The Corner: The line in his [LeBron James] return-to-Cleveland statement that resonates most with us denizens of the North Coast is the following: “In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.” Contrast that statement with Barack Obama’s obtuse, insulting, and dispiriting 2012 observation: ” You didn’t build […]

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Cloward-Piven: a veritable Alinsky / Obama army is invading us

by Skip July 7, 2014

Cloward & Piven were two NYU sociologists and Socialists that predicated that by overloading the welfare system and drive New York City so far into debt, it could not recover and Capitalism would have to be replaced by another form of governance (gee, guess which!).  They almost succeeded. Once again, we see it at play […]

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GrokTV: Lakes Region Planning Commission Law Lecture – Daniel Crean

by Skip June 29, 2014

Granite State Futures (the US Federal Govt HUD/EPA/DOT “Sustainable Communities Initiative” here in NH):  Identifying and Overcoming Barriers – One of the steps in the visioning and planning process to be used by each region will be to identify existing and potential barriers to ensuring sustainable communities and to articulate the strategies the regions will […]

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GrokBite: Obama has decided that paid leave is mandatory – you only get to decide how to do it.

by Skip June 29, 2014

A rather astonishing remark by Obama’s Rasputin (the power behind the throne), Valerie Jarrett on today’s Meet The Press: I think what the President said was “look, let’s start with the premise that every American should have paid leave and then let’s have a conversation on how to get there.” The assumption left here is […]

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GrokTV: Lakes Region Planning Commission Law Lecture – Bernie Waugh

by Skip June 29, 2014

Kerrie Diers (Exec. Dir. of the Nashua (New Hampshire) Regional Planning Commission) doesn’t care much that your land gets in the way of her planning (for your own good as in “WHY do our perceptions of the needs of the Collective have to give way to what Individuals own?”): “Private Property Rights get in the […]

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