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Greatest Hits: Top 400 Wage Earners Paid More in Taxes Than the Bottom Half! Leftist Meme Shattered

Top 400 Wage Earners Paid More in Taxes Than the Bottom Half! Leftist Meme Shattered- So much for the mythical 1%!  If you listen to the occupods, the mythical 99% are being completely fleeced by the equally mythical 1%.  Class warfare is a stubborn thing, but reality always wins in the end.  Bunkerville has the meme bustage… Just thought this would be a factoid worthy to report. Reality can be difficult to deal with. Not mentioned is not only do the non-payers not pay, but get money back from the 400. I don’t think 400 come to  “The one percent” […]

Greatest Hits- High Cigarette Taxes Fail to Meet Expected Revenue Targets: Anyone Surprised?

High Cigarette Taxes Fail to Meet Expected Revenue Targets: Anyone Surprised?  It seems that taxing something causes people to avoid the tax?  Say it isn’t so! Apparently, raising taxes on tobacco products is falling out of favor with state governments… According to Patrick Gleason, director of state affairs for the conservative Americans for Tax Reform, tobacco has not been the revenue boon states that have increased cigarette taxes had hoped. “The lack of interest in raising tobacco taxes this year can be attributed to the fact that tobacco taxes have indisputably proven to be a dubious and declining source of […]

Greatest Hits- Taxes: A Historical Perspective

Taxes: A Historical Perspective:  It turns out that taxes kill jobs and cause a loss on revenue?  Who would have thunk it? With taxes on tanning salons and medical devises in the ObamaCare law, and the states proposing taxes on all sorts of services and products, I think it might be a good time to take a look at just how successful other taxes have been.  In 1990, a luxury tax was passed to go after the “rich people” by taxing things that they buy, luxury yachts, private aircraft, specialty cars, and the like.  They were dead set on making […]

Greatest Hits: Individual Rights Vs. The Collective

Individual Rights Vs. The Collective–I compare America, the way the founders envisioned it, vs. America, the way the regressives want to degrade it.  When we speak about the rights of the individual, we are saying something very different than the left’s view of the topic.  Our founders carefully crafted a Constitution that is designed to protect us from the excesses of government.  However, a sufficient percentage of the people have not guarded those rights against government intrusion, until just recently.  Those excesses are readily apparent in our country today:  federal control of education, health care, environmental law, interference with personal […]

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: More on the Fate of Useful Idiots

More on the Fate of Useful Idiots–Funny thing is that out social justice warriors will never see it coming… After republishing Yuri Bezmenov’s videos, I decided to see if there were more.  I found another that expands on destablization. Disclaimer: Conjecture follows What sticks out for me is how very well this all compares to what is happening now.  There have been outside influences “inserted” into our society.  Whether it is Move  On, Think Regress, organized labor, the organizations formerly known as ACORN, Common Cause, ACLU, SPLC, and so on, all are designed to disrupt and destroy  our Republic.  These […]

Greatest Hits: Attention Useful Idiots! I Have a Glimpse Into Your Future

Attention Useful Idiots! I Have a Glimpse Into Your Future–All of those social justice warriors are in for a big, and terminal, surprise. I’ve been seeing some repeating themes as of late.  We have the hard left calling for the revolution.  We have people on our side lamenting the fact that there are millions of Americans that have not seen Obama and the left for what they really are.  That, in spite of overwhelming evidence, we didn’t win both houses of Congress by record margins.  And that Obama has any approval rating at all.   All of these snippets made […]

Greatest Hits: This is Your Grocery Store on Communism

This is Your Grocery Store on Communism- And of course, it was someone else’s fault. After reading Robert Stacy McCain’s complete dismantling of the pro-communist rantings of Jesse Myerson, I’ve kept my eyes peeled for other stories that show how, in the words of the late Yuri Bezmenov, “how the beautiful society of equality and social justice is in practice.”  Here is one such example.  The following video shows a typical Moscow grocery store was on a typical day, in 1986. Now, besides the scarcity, did you notice that no one seemed to smile? No friendly exchanges, no banter, no […]

Greatest Hits: Why Leftists Deny Reality?

Why Leftists Deny Reality? Facts are the kryptronite to the left.  Ever try to argue facts and information with a Liberal?  Ever come away from the encounter frustrated?   Well, there’s a reason for that. Here are some excerpts from an interview with Yuri Bezmenov, a defector from the Soviet Union. I know that intelligence gathering looks more romantic…. That’s probably why your Hollywood producers are so crazy about James Bond types of films. But in reality the main emphasis of the KGB is NOT in the area of intelligence at all. According to my opinion, and the opinions of many […]

Greatest Hits: The Utility of Free Speech

The Utility of Free Speech:  While the left only allows speech that completely agrees with their own opinions, actual free speech has great value… As we all know, freedom of speech is under attack.  Mark Lloyd proposes to replace privately owned media with a government approved and moderated PBS.  Cass Sustein and Henry Waxman have both floated the idea of regulating Internet content.  Speech codes on campus restrict the free flows of ideas on college campuses.  The ACLU threatens to sue kids that pray at graduation ceremonies.  People are threatened if they pray in public.  Conversely, the left is able […]

Greatest Hits: Is it Time to go Galt ? Some Simple Ways to Avoid Feeding the Beast

Is it Time to go Galt? Some Simple Ways to Avoid Feeding the Beast-There are ways to get away from the grid, of not completely off it.  Why support the system that wants to persecute you? Since our Republic is essentially on it’s deathbed, and Obama’s hand is poised on the plug for the final pull, many are contemplating their role in the new order.  Do we quietly  acquiesce, and accept our enslavement, or do we try to sabotage the nanny state by refusing be be sucked dry?  Well, there is a way to legally and ethically resist the beast-it’s called “going […]

Greatest Hits: Fat Shaming Video Warns of “Mythical” Problems, Like Heart Attack, Hypertension, and Diabetes

Fat Shaming Video Warns of “Mythical” Problems, Like Heart Attack, Hypertension, and Diabetes–Would you believe that there are people out there that think that health is a social construct?  You’d better believe it! Clearly, he’s a victim of a social construct! If you’ve been following some of the nonsense going out out there, you know that there is now a movement to de-legitimize healthy living.  Some call it “fat justice.”  Of course, it’s component “oppressor” is called “thin privilege.”I covered this for a while prior to my “semi-retirement.” Is “Fat Justice” to blame for increases in Diabetes? Fat Liberation vs. […]

Greatest Hits: Earth Day: In Search of the Missing Myth

Earth Day: In Search of the Missing Myth–This is my long running post for Earth Day… Now friends, since the war on women has backfired, gun control was defeated, and the Boston Marathon Bombers were not white, the messiah is creating more and more distractions from his economic failure. But there is one thing that is conspicuous in its absence. What the hell happened to global warming? It’s taken a back seat during the campaign. Since when is the apocalypse put on hold? I am therefore declaring it missing, and would like your help in finding it. According to Director […]

Greatest Hits: I’m a democrat; You Owe Me

I’m a Democrat; You Owe Me:  Snarky Basterd took a shot at democrats, and did not miss. I’m a democrat. You owe me. I’m a democrat. I have my own pile of money, but I want yours, too, including the four pennies you have rattling around in the bottom of that peanut butter jar you frugal idiots like to use as a change holder. Give it up! You owe me. I’m a democrat. I just say I like the public school system. My kids go to private schools so that your kids can go to public schools and learn how […]

Greatest Hits: Obama Arbitrarily Bans Veterans From Owning Guns

Obama Arbitrarily Bans Veterans From Owning Guns:  “Constitution, we don’t need no stinking Constitution” – Barak Obama’s magic pen. Apparently, “due process” in the US has been replaced by the pen of Barak Hussein Obama.  Ordinarily “due process” is required to deprive someone of their rights.  The idea is that government is not the granter of human rights, but the protector of rights endowed by our creator.  So, there has to be a legal process and a sound rationale for restricting the rights of an American citizen.  Unless, that is, you are a veteran in Barak Hussein Obama’s  Amerika, and […]

Greatest Hits: Brutal Civil War Rages on Island of Misfit Toys

Brutal Civil War Rages on Island of Misfit Toys:  Manhattan Infidel was the first respectable news source to cover the shocking events on the Island of Misfit Toys! For years Santa had stopped at the Island of Misfit Toys.  But no more. “I wouldn’t go near that place anymore” said Santa.  “It’s more dangerous than Mexico, Afghanistan or Detroit.” The culprit is politics.  For years the Island of Misfit Toys had been ruled by King Moonracer (pictured here), an absolute, hereditary monarch.  But not all were happy with his rule.  Chief among them was Charlie-in-the-Box (seen here.) Charlie, who sees himself as the […]

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? […]

Greatest Hits: How to Disarm an Armed Attacker

How to Disarm an Armed Attacker:  I know there are fellow Conservatives that will ask, Why are you ever unarmed,” but let’s face it, you can’t carry everywhere… I saw this video recently via a friend on Facebook, and thought I might share it here.  It is always possible that you might be attacked by an armed criminal, especially in a democratically controlled anti-gun area.  So, here is the video. Of course, there are no guarantees, but this is better than having sudden onset inter-cranial lead poisoning.