Socialism

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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OUR State Project: What is it about “Free” that has Zandra Rice-Hawkins and Cynthia Chase’s panties in a bunch?

by Skip May 25, 2014

Adding a bit more from Steve’s post on the hysterical OUR State Project Progressives that believe that people who seemingly just want to be left alone by Government are THE existential threat to NH!  Remember, this from people who are out of staters themselves and depend on outside money to attack these people who just want […]

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Media Matters Management Fights Union Formed Using Card Check

by Steve MacDonald May 2, 2014
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This story about Media Matters refusing to accept the unionization of its staff via card-check, is a priceless tool for conservatives to see what kind of Democrats you’ve got cluttering up your neighborhood. Media Matters management recently declined to recognize the union through the “card check” process, instead exercising its right to force a union […]

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Entrepreneurship cannot happen by Government decree – it must be fostered

by Skip April 27, 2014

This adds onto my post here on Capitalism in talking about Entrepreneurship: The ultimate source of our prosperity is a set of institutions and cultural attitudes (along with what Deirdre McCloskey calls “habits of the lip” that give dignity to the bourgeoisie) that encourage innovative commercial and industrial activities. The bicycle was improved not by “technological […]

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US Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) confirms what others have said about Obamacare: “Free Stuff”

by Skip April 27, 2014

The Hill: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) admitted Friday it’s “difficult to turn the clock back” on ObamaCare, but proposed making the law voluntary as a possible fix for consumers.  “I think it’s going to be difficult to turn the clock back. People get assumed and accustomed to receiving things, particularly things that they get for […]

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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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