Socialism

Social Justice is neither Social or is a manifestation of “Justice”

by Skip April 1, 2014

Jonah Goldberg does a short video on the true meaning of “Social Justice” – and those that love Social Justice hate the philosophy of Individual Freedom / Free Society given to us by our American Founders.  It means a removal of any and all Freedoms necessary to accomplish a Redistributional endpoint (aka, Socialism).  some of […]

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Blogosphere Doodlings – “It’s for the bicycles, man!”

by Skip March 31, 2014

Ah yes, back to TreeHugger.  They really are all about downshifting one’s standard of living to ensure that “Gaia” won’t be hurt from global warming global cooling climate change Mankind activities that would make us like Venus (or was that Neptune?) in temperature.  They also are all about Socialism (“we’re all in this together and […]

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So where did that “ash heap” philosophy end up?

by Skip March 30, 2014

Update: Ted Cruz is speaking.  I’ve put the video after the jump because it auto-plays and I can’t turn it off – but his is talking about Marxism and Leninism…. Methinks one Party won’t be too happy over this….

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Data Point: Inequality of wealth? How ’bout inequality of decisions?

by Skip March 10, 2014

For those that wail against “income inequality”, I point out: For hundreds (really, thousands) of years, there was little inequality – everyone was poor. Is that what you want again? The high achiever nations were those that went to more free-market economies. Is not having wealth a goodness? The continued WORST achieving nations were socialist […]

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And here is a great example of that level of debate

by Skip February 26, 2014

My take on commenter eastergrass as relayed to one of our more prolific commenters lately, Radical Moderate, was this: No, s/he is constitutionally unable to do so, Rad. He plays the edges of the debate simply because the center of it scares him to the core. He understands the emotion but not the logic – […]

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Sarcasm on: yeah, does anybody really believe…

by Skip February 11, 2014

If New Hampshire were to expand the program, the federal government would pick up the full cost for the first three years and 90 percent over the long haul. New Hampshire’s health care providers would share in an estimated $2.4 billion over seven years. The bipartisan agreement would end when federal funding drops below 100 […]

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Gun Prohibition from a Cuban who was told the same thing: “don’t worry” – by Marxist Fidel Castro

by Skip February 9, 2014

Progressivism highly depends on one item – a lack of education in history.  Without a firm foundation of what and WHY something has happened in the past, well, you can say anything you want, even lies, in misleading people.  Why?  They have no idea on how to respond to that lie.  For this guy, Manual […]

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And it requires that Congressmen and Senators, you know – as role models, show that they respect the Constitution themselves

by Skip January 14, 2014

Last time I looked, “Speech Intimidation by US Senators” was not in the Constitution or Bill of Rights.  This is this, however (the First Amendment): Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of […]

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Income Inequality – but what about our personal choices, Mr. Obama?

by Skip December 26, 2013

President Obama has decided, along with most of the Democrats / Progressives / Socialist, that he must bring the Marxist philosophy of Class Warfare to play – but call it Income Inequality.  After all, who is against inequality of any type?  Who is not for the traditional notion of equality?  Well, those that are out […]

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Heh

by Susan Olsen December 17, 2013

“Rep. Stockman (R., Texas) promises to send donors one barf bag for every $10 they donate. The paper vomit receptacles prominently feature President Barack Obama’s face, with “NO 2” next to it.” H/T Weasel Zippers

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Are you listening, NH Regional Planning Commissions and NH Water Commission? We GOT WATER!

by Skip December 13, 2013

Every single “crisis” (either real or man-made) always seems to be solvable ONLY with the introduction of a larger bureaucracy, more intrusive Government, and even more abusive intelligensia (are ya listening, NH Listens?) when it concerns the Right to Private Property.  After all, “it’s for the children” is the siren call for more collectivism and […]

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Er, there is a reason why we don’t, Colin

by Skip December 8, 2013

Born – 1937 (now 76 years of age) ROTC, Army career 1956 – 1991 (35 years) Chair, Joint Chief of Staff – 1989 – 1993 National Security Advisor – 1987 through 1989 Secretary of State – 2001 through 2005 Pretty much his entire career, Colin Powell (former Army General, US Secretary of State) has worked […]

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A lesson from the First Thanksgiving

by Skip November 28, 2013

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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So, DC Republicans are fighting to lower the Medicaid Expansion Fed Funds – NOW??

by Skip November 18, 2013

Oh, this is gonna up the stock price of Bepto Bismol – and more than a few NH State Senate Republicans ought to start heading to the stores now – like Jeb Bradley, Chuck Morse, and Nancy Stiles.  All the best laid plans – upset by DC Republicans who actually think spending less is a […]

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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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The Realities of DemocratCare…. or ‘They Don’t Call us “The Right!” For Nothing.’ Part XVII – Now, it gets Personal

by Skip November 7, 2013

I AM one of the 93 million employer insured employees that Obamacare has come for now that it has all but killed off the private insurance marketplace – something that absolutely delights folks like NH Congressmen Annie Custer, Carol Shea-Porter, and NH’s US Senator Jeanne Shaheen.  They want as little capitalism left as possible: Shaheen […]

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“Socialism: it just hasn’t been implemented by the right set of people – yet”

by Skip November 6, 2013

Certainly not in the late Chavez’s Venezuela – last time it was foreign currency black markets, rotting food on the docks, and toilet paper hording.  Socialism – the promise of a Utopia for Everyone!  I guess that 130 years, in lots of countries world-wide, not ONE set of folks has gotten it right yet!  Small […]

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Why do Socialists always want to redefine the language to make themselves seem “like us”?

by Skip November 6, 2013

It is their version of a “poker tell”? I’ve often noticed, and written, that Progressives (re: incremental Socialists), like all totalitarians before them, can never ever use words with the same meanings that the rest of us understand in common use.  How often has the Clintonian political meme “It depends on what the meaning of […]

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Guest Post by NH State Rep. Jane Cormier: “Dr. Marc Tucker – Mr. Smarty Pants”

by Skip November 4, 2013

On October 29, legislators and guests were invited to a Common Core rally, “Perspectives on Education Reform ” at the Legislative Office Building in Concord.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Marc Tucker, from the National Institute for Education and the Economy (Economy?).  Dr. Tucker has a colorful past and I have to say, he is […]

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The Con’s Detonation

by Scott Morales November 3, 2013
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The idol burst and sprayed angled shards and fragments over the podium and media landscape, burrowing sharply into the souls and hearts of his acolytes. Puncturing dreams and deflating hopes quicker than a set of Michelins backing over a spike strip on a quick get away. You can see it everywhere. On the lefty shows. […]

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Coming to a state nearby….

by Susan Olsen October 26, 2013

H/T Weasel Zippers

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If this was a loan shark, this would be the vigorish

by Skip October 25, 2013

Socialism: takes your money, makes you think that is the BEST use of it on your behalf, takes it’s “tithe”, and makes you feel good about getting back less. (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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There have been a couple of times I’ve been prescient…

by Skip October 24, 2013

As I am wont to do, I surfed over onto this post and something caught my eye about Obama’s overreach to one-size-fit-all healthcare system that worked oh so well in other countries: Yesterday President Obama was crying about the fact that people have not signed on to his website. It’s because the website is broken. […]

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Two images. One stating the general and the other, supporting details.

by Scott Morales October 20, 2013
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  Don’t believe that?  That’s just some glib meaningless quip hastily assembled, you say, and you need something more. Okay, how about correlating voting results with Food Stamp use?

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A Socialist President, A Progressive Senate, and a New Leftist Media – what else would you expect?

by Skip October 16, 2013

(H/T: RedState)

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‘Credentialed To Destroy’ – Dissecting Common Core

by Mike October 14, 2013

Robin Eubanks, as a mother, was alarmed by developments in the Atlanta school systems, and she started investigating the background to the claimed “improvements”. As an attorney dealing with technical details of businesses, especially healthcare, Robin has an extremely analytical approach, follows the evidence to its source, and always provides references for the reader to […]

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If the Vietnamese Communists have learned this lesson, what is taking so long with ours?

by Skip September 2, 2013

After all, Progressivism is merely incremental Socialism, and Socialism (according to the Communists), is merely a step on the road to Communism (their say-so, and I have no reason to disbelieve them given their actions).  Anyways, this from Powerline is very instructive, as young skulls full of mush are now returning to the places that […]

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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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A question to ponder

by Skip August 30, 2013

Don Boudreax, Professor of economics and blogger at Cafe Hayek flips a standard question on its head and pulls it inside-out sideways: Last night and this morning your news anchors introduced your report on D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s ambivalence toward the pending “living-wage” bill with this question: “Will the District force large retailers to pay […]

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Notable quote – Frederic Bastiat

by Susan Olsen August 19, 2013

It seems increasingly that for Dems and Progressives, it’s only their way or nihilism. “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being […]

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