Socialism

Did anyone really expect anything different? Socialist / Communitarian restaurant goes belly up.

by Skip December 2, 2016

I saw the news when this “avante – garde” (e.g., true socialism in action) small biz opened and decided to throw out all of the regular rules of capitalism (and, not to be too obvious, capitalism) and run it strictly according to socialist thought.  Apparently, they thought that they were “the Right People” socialists have […]

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Kellogg keeps forgetting that their customer base is not just those on the Left…

by Skip November 30, 2016

Shot: “We regularly work with our media-buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company,” said Kellogg’s flak Kris Charles. “We recently reviewed the list of sites where our ads can be placed and decided to discontinue advertising on Breitbart.com. We are working to […]

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Notable Quote -Jason Brennan

by Skip November 20, 2016

Consider: The United States puts the poverty line for an American living alone at about $11,500. A person living in the United States off this meager [annual] income, adjusting for the cost of living, is still among the richest 14% of people alive today, earning more than six times the income of the typical person […]

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OK, is this from the Democrat or the Socialist candidate for President?

by Skip November 3, 2016

Remember, we have seen that a goodly number of high Democrats (elected, officials) that could not tell the difference between them and the Socialist / Communist Party.  Here are the talking points: For the earth to live, capitalism must end Make a job a Constitutional right Make free health care, free education & affordable housing […]

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What Makes Democratic Socialism Different From Socialism? Nothing.

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2016

Prager U

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Progressives – needing Sheeple and are happy to look at them as such

by Skip October 14, 2016

Sheeple: (a portmanteau of “sheep” and “people”) is a derogatory term that highlights the passive herd behavior of people easily controlled by a governing power which likens them to sheep, a herd animal that is easily led about. The term is used to describe those who voluntarily acquiesce to a suggestion without critical analysis or […]

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Notable Quote – Seton Motley

by Skip October 13, 2016

Socialism doesn’t work because it tries to root out human nature. Capitalism works because it harnesses it. We are capitalists, conservatives and federalists in part because we acknowledge and understand human nature. Its possibilities – and its limitations. They are Socialists because they are Utopian fantasists. They think they can remake humanity and the planet […]

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A picture is worth a 1,000 words

by Susan Olsen October 7, 2016

Via Powerline

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Notable Quote – Stephen Green

by Skip October 6, 2016

Leave it to government to force a marketplace into existence, where people are coerced into buying something many of them can’t afford to use, and which sellers still lose money selling. And then leave it to government to blame free markets for the failure. -Stephen Green (Instapundit) Actually, its not Government that’s doing the blaming […]

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Do you think the NFL hears us now?

by Skip October 6, 2016

I was not happy when politics intruded into one of my favorite sports when Colin Kaepernick decided to inject Black Lives Matter into the game.  As a political junkie, I certainly have discussed much these last 10 years at GraniteGrok. However and unlike Progressives, I don’t bring politics into areas “just because I’m there” – I […]

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Disqus Doodlings – “…proving once again, environmentalist are the people of “you don’t and CAN’T have that”.”

by Skip October 5, 2016

Not a compelling message is how I ended one of my comments over at, where else, Treehugger at another Katherine Martinko screed about how much she hates meat eating (“Meat-eating is on the rise in the United States“).  Part of it: In bad news for environmental, health, and animal welfare advocates, the latest numbers show […]

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Really think about this one

by Skip October 2, 2016

Strange, I just can’t seem to recall where this is actually happening….give me a few minutes, it’ll come to me (or REALLY come to me, making it a real bad hair day.). (H/T: Powerline)

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Venezuela Isn’t Socialist, It’s Capitalist…Right Comrade?

by Scott Morales September 27, 2016

@Razalasd Venezuela has a leftist-run profit-driven CAPITALIST economy. NOTHING to do with socialism (a society with NO ruling elite)! pic.twitter.com/za1PzepTEv — The Socialist Party (@OfficialSPGB) September 27, 2016 Funny how Socialist countries always become something other than Socialist when the poison of its policies rots a society. It’s never really socialism, is it, not according […]

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Data Point – CEO compensation

by Skip September 14, 2016

Instead, advocates of redistribution cavalierly diminish the importance of incentives. They claim the success of America’s 1% stems from rising cronyism despite overwhelming evidence that the status quo has grown less entrenched. Seventy percent of the wealth of the top 0.1% is owned by self-employed business owners who bested competitors to satisfy customers, not cronies, […]

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Progressivism – born of a foreign political ideology

by Skip September 5, 2016

So when Progressives talk “improving” America and American Society, ask them: Forward / progressing to WHAT (as in “what IS you end goal and does that square with our Consitution”)? Why do they rejoice in a foreign political ideology and reject our American one? Here’s a good post from the Daily Signal on one piece […]

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Notable Quote – Glen Reynolds

by Skip August 13, 2016

Leftism impoverishes and kills, again and again. But politicians like it because it offers them control, and opportunities for graft. Voters like it because, well, it’s a con game designed to take advantage of greed and envy. Remember, under free markets the rich become powerful. But under socialism, the powerful become rich. -Glenn Reynolds (Da […]

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They have not the courage of their own convictions (unless that is hypocrisy)

by Skip July 22, 2016

Guess they believe in personally living their beliefs like Al Gore does with global warming (e.g., living big with energy budgets and CO2 emissions that of a neighborhood of “regular” folks). First, let’s start with what “the folk” earn: The U.S. Census Bureau reported in September 2014 that: U.S. real (inflation adjusted) median household income […]

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Are you a Socialist? Then you are SELFISH!

by Skip July 22, 2016

From Prager U: Once started, people will continue to clamor for more and MORE entitlements and EVERYthing gets solved, not by self-reliance, but by politics.  And having seen it up close and personal when parents got “free” daycare (paid by the State of NH), they were always the first to complain, beyotch, and moan that […]

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Socialism Makes People Selfish

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2016
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It does.

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Quick Thought – Betty Tamposi is dead wrong

by Skip July 18, 2016

Betty Tamposi, beloved of the Establishment Republicans, has a piece in the Concord Monitor where declares that Republicans must resist Donald Trump – he’s the Barbarian at the Gate of Republicans so we MUST go out and embrace the Goths, Vandals, and Visi-Goths. Together, reaching across the aisle, Republicans, Democrats and independents can choose the candidate […]

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Eric Estevez for Congress – the “Estevez for the Restevus” campaign contest – Part 6

by Skip July 18, 2016

Man, am I backed up on putting this up!  Our readers are GREAT and I have a whole slew of images to post.  I’m afraid that both the creative juices are overflowing and that the Eric Estavez for Congress campaign ain’t gonna like them – after all, we are now hitting the first page of […]

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Snippet 2: Koba the Dread, Christopher Hitchens, Breaking the Truth

by Scott Morales June 17, 2016

Snippet 2 of this series touches on the friendship of Amis and Christopher Hitchens and the left’s penchant for breaking the truth. During the mid-1970s I worked for the famous and historic and now perhaps obsolescent Labour weekly, the New Statesman (or the NEW STATESMAN, in its own house style). § My contemporaries there were […]

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Because they can’t say “we’re really, like, stealing your stuff”

by Skip June 5, 2016

At the point of a pen instead of the barrel of a gun.  However, they keep doing that and some of the “donors” may be pointing barrels at said thieves. (H/T: Powerline)

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Multicultural Consequences Emerge at Anti-Trump Protest

by Scott Morales June 3, 2016

Ways to win over people to your side: Ignite the American flag Wave the Mexican flag Brawl with the opposition Throw eggs and bottles at women All of the above Looks like a bunch of lefty anti-trump filth went with “5. All of the above”. Here’s an example of a woman trying to attend a […]

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How times have changed….and the positions reversed

by Skip June 1, 2016

“…whereas Whigs insisted that regulating morality was a proper function of government, Democrats warned that government intrusion into areas of private choice would violate republican liberties.” Now, they fully embrace a Socialist outlook on the proper role of government in which it determines the parameters in which we MUST live our lives.  How Whiggish of […]

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Notable Quote – William Easterly

by Skip May 29, 2016

The market, by contrast [to state and other nonmarket means of supplying goods and services], rewards the profit-seeking baker according to just how much the consumers feel the bread is worth at solving their nutritional gluten problem. So the market will self-correct. Suppose there is a high social payoff to making bread for consumers – […]

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Creeping European Socialism in America

by Steve MacDonald May 29, 2016
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Yesterday morning we spoke with Dr. Samuel Gregg, on the topic of creeping European Socialism in the United States. Dr. Gregg is director of research at the Acton Institute and has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. He is also the author of many […]

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You Want Socialism? Be Prepared to Pay $170.00 for a Hamburger (If you can find one)

by Steve MacDonald May 24, 2016
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The oil-rich nation of Venezuela embraced Chavez, a populist, socialist. In return, he gave them socialism. Socialism gave them the only thing it can, shortages, poverty, desperation, and eventually violence. Coca-Cola has had to stop operations because it cannot get sugar even though neighboring Brazil is the single largest producer of sugar in the world. […]

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The Pig Ignorant Socialists are Still Guilty

by Scott Morales May 20, 2016

I came across this pic today and found it more interesting and more infuriating as I looked at it and began to study it.  I know this is a masochist’s penchant and I do not consider myself one, but I just couldn’t help it. At first, it appears quite benign.  Just a man reading at […]

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There’s that word again; it does not mean what you think it does

by Skip May 6, 2016

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump set his sights on conservative critics who condemn his positions on trade during a rally in West Virginia Thursday. “I’m a conservative, but the conservatives hate me for suggesting I would dare tax somebody,” Trump said after promising he would punish companies that move overseas with high tariffs when […]

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