At Least We’ll Be Rid of the Kale Smoothies

by Steve MacDonald April 6, 2018

Last night Skip shared a bit of liberal mythology he tripped over at Tree Hugger which struck me as curious. The perp in chief of that ongoing serial fiction got his jimmies rustled over the width of the sidewalks in New Utopia.  That’s where we’ll all be living. In cities, all happy together. But we can’t […]

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Seattle’s Sugar Tax Went Into Effect on January 1st. Guess How That’s Going to Turn Out?

by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2018

Seattle is a city on a crazy train to the liberal utopia. They implemented a gun tax and mandated higher minimum wages (which unintentionally pushed people off welfare and housing programs). There’s a special high Earners tax. The city banned affordable and convenient plastic bags. Their proudly gay (and married) mayor only resigned after his fifth child sex […]

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Notable Quote – Nobel Laureate James Buchanan

by Skip July 19, 2017

What I seek to rule out here, or at least for a sufficient number of interacting persons in the social order, is the ‘arrogance of ignorance’ as exercised through ill-advised collective actions. The perfectibility [of human understanding] threshold for the viability of classical liberalism requires that persons eschew romantic ideals about the potential perfectibility of […]

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What Happened at Evergreen College Is Just Another Step In the Journey to the Promised Liberal Utopia

by Steve MacDonald July 14, 2017

If you want to make an omelet you have to breaks some eggs, so the saying goes. That’s true for the progressive utopia too. But what they don’t tell you, what they can’t tell you, is that before they deliver the promised harmony and unity and self-awareness of a centrally planned economic caste system from which you […]

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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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Chicagoland on Record Pace for Murders in 2016

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2016
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News from the progressive gun-free utopia that is Chicago. The number of homicides so far this year in Chicago climbed past 100 over the weekend, the deadliest start to a year in the city in nearly two decades, according to statistics kept by the Police Department and the Tribune. At least two people were killed and […]

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Six Things We Learned About The Democrats Last Week

by Steve MacDonald October 19, 2015
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From “Six Things we learned about the Democrats last week“ (after their debate) Robert Tracinski offers a list that ends with no room for old-school democrats like poor ole Jim Webb. Among Democrats who believe unabashedly in a big government utopia, who no longer make much pretense of caring about economic growth or national security, and […]

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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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“The Tao of Poo”

by Susan Olsen July 12, 2015

Too good not to print in it’s entirety. Via Ace. “Every day, many of us look around and frankly wonder what’s going on in this country of ours. It’s obvious that President Obama has been a disaster for the country, but there is endless speculation as to the nature of the disaster, whether it’s incidental […]

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I Hope You Are Not ‘Married’ to the Idea of Ending Marriage Licenses (Left Wing Plot)

by Steve MacDonald July 9, 2015
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A number of deeply committed lefty central planners have longed to put an end to state issued marriage certificates because they believe it will empower the government to define all standards of social behavior and relationships. Take note, libertarians: central planners like Fineman view state recognition of marriage as the “institutional protection” for family autonomy and […]

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Progressivism is Managing Those Deemed Undesireable

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2015
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Most gun laws and permitting requirements were not proposed for the general safety but to disarm portions of the population deemed undesirable or a threat to those in power. Minimum wage laws were created to exclude portions of the population from the work force deemed undesirable -something they have always done and continue to do, […]

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“Immanentize the eschaton”

by Susan Olsen May 27, 2015

“For the secular leftist, the end state is social and necessarily political. It is all about getting everybody else on board and herding them into his imagined utopia. There are so many “problematic” aspects of life that need to be reengineered, so many vast social systems that need to be overthrown and replaced. But the […]

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Then act like the EPA is the Taliban and just wait their asses out

by Skip February 20, 2015

EPA CO2 Regs ‘The Most Fundamental Transformation’ Of US Power The head of a major U.S. utility said EPA rules to fight global warming will fundamentally transform the way America generates and delivers electricity to millions of residents.  Gerry Anderson, Chairman and CEO of the utility DTE Energy, told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that the […]

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Liberals Love Violence

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2015
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We’ve observed on these pages repeatedly that the left’s opposition to private gun ownership has nothing to do with violence as they describe it.   Opposition to private gun ownership creates more of the violence they say they wish to prevent. It is no secret that the liberal elites have no problem with guns.  They are […]

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Joel Gilbert vs Progressive Utopia

by Mike July 20, 2014

H/T Thomas Lifson at AmericanThinker.com, who went to see the premiere of Gilbert’s new movie “There’s No Place Like Utopia“. In the film, Gilbert covers the historical efforts to create Utopia, or “no place” here on Earth, and the attendant death and destruction wrought by those attempts. He likens Obama to that great charlatan, the […]

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Peggy Joseph then: not worry about my mortgage. Now: “a little man”

by Skip July 18, 2014

Most of us on the Right remember this lady upon Obama becoming President: “I wouldn’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I wouldn’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know – if I help him, he’ll help me.”.  A lot of us were fearful, for we did believe him when he […]

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Notable Quote – Ludwig von Mises

by Susan Olsen October 28, 2013

“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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Government on Deck: a redefinition of “imminent danger”

by Skip September 20, 2013

All states have some version of NH’s DCYF – Division of Children, Youth, and Family – that services families in need or “at risk” (including “Child Protective Services”).  Many do good work – and some do not.  Including the one that decided that a family, who allowed their 11 year old son in NJ to […]

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Jonah caught the stupid point – ignored the far more important point

by Skip January 14, 2013

Far be it for me to correct NRO’s Jonah Goldberg, best selling author of TWO books on Progressives (“Tyranny of Cliches” & “Liberal Fascism“) when commenting on something in the news, but I think he went for the “ha-ha” and missed the “ewwww”:  From the Washington Post’s profile of Bloomberg: NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg, […]

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Which Utopian Democrat Dream-Scam Is Failing Faster?

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2012

Which Utopian dystopian Democrat dream-Scam is failing faster? In Cah-Lee-Four-Knee-Ah the Workers paradise is collapsing at an ever increasing rate as the anchor of unsustainable public union contracts and pensions drag otherwise average, every-day, incompetently run, but barely sustainable left wing bureaucrapalities (bureaucratically strangled municipalities run by an endless string of administrators and political descendents […]

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Will people of Faith stand up to defend that Faith?

by Skip May 18, 2012

The beginning of this extremely well done video lays out the call to Catholics to help protect their faith and their values: In generations past, the Church has always been able to count on the faithful to stand up and protect her sacred rights and duties. This generation of Catholics must do the same. Now […]

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