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Greatest Hits: Some Thoughts on Human History, and Progressives

Some Thoughts on Human History, and Progressives Many of you might have noticed that I often put quotations around the word, “progressive.”  Over the last couple of years, I’ve probably wasted a thousand keystrokes doing that, so I might as well explain why. For the vast majority of human history, mankind has lived in a state of tyranny.  This probably started not long after cave man Ugh realized that his neighbor, Argh was weaker than him, and carried a smaller club.  After Argh’s untimely demise (with the exception of some tribal societies), the course of mankind was set. As mankind developed from hunter […]

Cognitive Dissonance Part II: A Wrench in the Indoctrination Machine

In the post on Cognitive Dissonance, I talked about the methods used by the left to indoctrinate youth, and then keep them indoctrinated by controlling the flow of information.  Now is the time to target one part of that apparatus, and throw a wrench into its works.  Education might be a great place to start. I say this because to achieve their planned “utopia,” the left must indoctrinate everyone.  Socialism, Fascism, and “Progressivism,” while all somewhat different in scope and application, are closely related in that they are totalitarian in nature.  The State takes on the role as final arbiter […]

Cognitive Dissonance: The Key to Defeating the Progressives

Cognitive Dissonance: The Key to Defeating the Progressives–When people experience the fruits of “Obama’s America,” they will likely feel a bit confused and hurt. ”The mental conflict that occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. The unease or tension that the conflict arouses in a person is relieved by one of several defensive maneuvers: the person rejects, explains away, or avoids the new information, persuades himself that no conflict really exists, reconciles the differences, or resorts to any other defensive means of preserving stability or order in his conception of the world and of himself.” -Encyclopedia Britannica […]

Greatest Hits: The American Spirit – Do We Still Have It?

The American Spirit – Do We Still Have It? Jim challenged us to consider that very question.  Have you noticed, when talking to people on any issue at all, how difficult it is to get a definitive answer as to where they stand? That little word BUT keeps getting in the way. Brian Wilson, writing for LewRockwell.Com,  has some insights into what people really mean when they use that word, BUT.  It’s a very humorous article and it’s not very long. so skip on over and give it a quick read then come back and we’ll talk about a more serious aspect […]

Greatest Hits: Who are the Parents, and who are the Children?

Who are the Parents, and who are the Children? I asked this question in 2009, and I think the regressives continue to prove my conclusion every day. I’m certain that I’m not the only person that has noticed that the liberals tend to act like petulant children when they “don’t get their way.”  One has to look no further than the recent happenings in the Wisconsin State Legislature to see how far we have fallen. So what’s going on?  Why has does the left descend into tantrums when reality intervenes and ruins their plans?   Why do they deny others the […]

Greatest Hits: Some Brief Thoughts on the Nature of Ideological Warfare

Some Brief Thoughts on the Nature of Ideological Warfare:  I was proud that several people used this post as literature to hand out at Tea Party Rallies. Remember this quote from Michelle Obama? “Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zone . . . Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual – uninvolved, uninformed.” She was far more prophetic than she will ever know. […]

Greatest Hits: Liberty Deserves Better From Me

Liberty Deserves Better From Me: John Carey made a rather strong point. Note that this post was originally published in 1-9-13 On this day in 1776 Thomas Paine published his pamphlet “Common Sense.”  This 47-page pamphlet made the arguments in favor of American independence.  Mr. Paine’s use of plain language spoke to the common people of America. It was also the first published pamphlet that openly argued for independence.  The powerful words of Mr. Paine helped galvanize a movement that before Common Sense was published was a scattered grumbling at best. Paine fundamentally changed the tenor of colonists’ argument with […]

Greatest Hits: I am an American

I am an American–Don expertly explained his view…   I am an American. I do not believe God tells me to kill all who do not believe in him. I am an American. I do not want my government to take my property, the fruit of my labors in order that it might redistribute it to those too lazy to work. I am an American. I want the borders of my country secure, so that those who truly want to be here and truly have something to contribute to my country will be welcome. I am an American. I do […]

Greatest Hits: How Hope can Kill the Progressive Agenda

How Hope can Kill the Progressive Agenda:  My thoughts from 2010 on how regressives have to kill hope in order to subjugate the masses.  The POTUS used “Hope” as a slogan during his campaign.  While we would argue that “hope” has nothing to do with Obama’s policies, there is a different context for it. The progressive agenda has nothing to do with hope; it is a proposal for a control mechanism, nothing more. Health care for all?  Not necessarily.  CONTROL of healthcare?  Absolutely! Financial reform?   Not so much. CONTROL of the financial sector?  Yup! Dealing with “Climate Change” saving the planet? […]

The REAL War On Women: 92% Of Females Forced To Undergo Genital Mutilation In Egypt

Hat/Tip to Warner Todd Huston at Publius’ Forum. But no, Mitt Romney is the REAL bad guy ‘coz he said he had binders full of women applicants… Modern Liberalism is a mental disorder.   Islam Is The REAL War on Women: 92% of Women in Egypt Forced to Undergo Genital Mutilation As putrid Democrats continue to promulgate their lie-filled “Republican war on women” campaign theme, they sit by ignoring that the real war on women is perpetrated by Islam. Another reminder of where the real hate for women emanates is in a survey showing that fully 92 percent of married […]

Cop Killer-Loving Teacher, Marilyn Zuniga Fired

Orange, NJ Board of Education fires cop-killer-loving teacher Marylin Zuniga Sanity prevailed last night. Marylin Zuniga, the teacher who forced her third grade class to write “get well” letters to convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, is now unemployed. As its meeting stretched past midnight, the Orange school board on Wednesday voted to terminate the employment of a third-grade teacher for allowing her students to write “get well” letters to a convicted cop killer. Over the course of about 90 minutes inside the auditorium at Orange Preparatory Academy, supporters of Marylin Zuniga called for her reinstatement in public comments to the […]

Democrats Get A Taste Of Obama’s Arrogance

  Hat/Tip to Jonah Goldberg at Right Wing News. Even the slow to realize Liberals are finally beginning to get the idea that our President is a monumental asshole…to everyone.   These are not good times for the Republic (and if you laughed or scratched your head at me calling America a republic, I rest my case). – Jonah Goldberg But they are amusing times, at least for those of us capable of extracting some measure of mirth and schadenfreude from the president’s predicament. With the sand running out on the Obama presidency, it’s finally dawning on the president’s friends […]

States’ Rights: Nullification Spreading As Minnesota Invalidates FDA Restrictions

  Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal and Bob Adelmann at The New American. It’s about damned time, too! Remember, if you don’t exercise your rights, then you are destined to lose them.   When Minnesota State Representative Nick Zerwas was 15 years old, he was told he had only months to live. Informed that he wouldn’t be able to get a heart transplant, Zerwas was told by his doctor that he might be saved by a surgical procedure that was still experimental. Said Zerwas: “That was my right to try. I fully believe life is worth fighting for, and […]

Hey New Jersey, US Senator Cory Booker Says Hard Work Is “Not Right”

We know Democrats believe in voting for a living. But I never expected one to actually come out and say it so succinctly.   Not right: A min. wage-earning single parent of two must work 50 hrs/week to escape poverty. http://t.co/QafnNscfql — Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) May 7, 2015   O.M.G. Hard work is what exactly? Overrated? Too hard? Not worth it? Only somebody who’s never held a Real Job in his life could believe such nonsense. .@CoryBooker Working hard to escape poverty is overrated, amirite?! — The Real Bepo (D) (@TheRealBepo) May 7, 2015   When I started out, I worked […]

Baltimore Riots And Radical Islam – A Remarkable Resemblance

  I have watched the proceedings in Baltimore, Maryland with some interest, but I have been silent about what I have thought about what has transpired.  Suffice it to say, I think they speak poorly about the state of affairs in America. Take away all the whitewash and we are a country that is seriously divided. This division is due, in large part, to a President who has built his legacy on dividing we the people. Years from now, when Obama and his administration is written about in the history books, the only way it will be favorable is if […]

Who Here Loves The TSA? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

  Anyone hear about the TSA agent a few weeks ago who was caught purposefully feeling up passengers in Denver who he thought were attractive. Ah Denver. But who’s really surprised by this? I know I’m not. In fact, I think next to the IRS, I’d have to say the next most hated government agency is probably the TSA. Both sides of the aisle hate them for various and differing reasons. The right hate them because the right hates big centralized bureaucratic government overreach. Many more libertarian-minded individuals even think that the TSA searches that are conducted at airports across […]

Manhattan Infidel Endorses Bruce Jenner For President!

With the 2016 Presidential campaign in full swing attention has focused on the announced and yet-to-be-announced candidates.  Many have written me to ask who I would support. After giving it careful thought and investigating where the candidates stand on today’s hot-button issues I have decided that there is only one person for the job:  former Olympian, former Kardassian and former man, Bruce Jenner. I support Ms. Jenner for the following reasons: It’s time we had a woman president While Hillary has some attractive qualities about her she has been a woman her entire life.  Ms. Jenner on the other hand […]

Keeping Our Kids Poor And Stupid: Only 18% Of 8th-Graders Are Proficient In US History

  Those who don’t know history are doomed to be brainwashed into believing in Obamaunism. Results of the “Nation’s Report Card” released this week by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that only 18 percent of 8th-graders are “proficient” or above in U.S. history, and only 23 percent are proficient in civics. Despite hundreds of billions of dollars poured into education programs in the United States via the U.S. Department of Education, the “Nation’s Report Card” states that 8th-graders’ average NAEP scores in U.S. History, Geography, and Civics demonstrated no significant change since 2010 when students were last […]