Conservative Hideout 2.0 Rotating Header Image

Capitalism

The Story of the First Thanksgiving 2013

This is the annual CH 2.0 re-telling of the true story of the first Thanksgiving. I heard  this story years ago, so I thought I’d post it. The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The Pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He […]

What Recovery? Part III: Freedom and Innovation to the Rescue?

In Part I of this “What Recovery?” series, we examined the concept of the velocity of money and how it has been declining for over two decades, which explains why most Americans are not experiencing the economic recovery that technically began in 2009. Then, in Part II, we saw how systemically high unemployment is a factor of US companies having to compete with the lower costs in emerging nations and how our Nanny Government’s fiscal policies make the situation even worse. Today, we are going to see what well-known libertarian writer, Gary North, thinks. He sees all of what we […]

California Federation of Teachers Produces Anti-Capitalist Propaganda

What happens when the California Federation of Teachers produces a video about economics?  Well, it would look like this… And this is probably being used in schools right now. H/T: Gateway Pundit

Cartoon 60 Years Ahead of Its Time

make mine freedom2

Make Mine Freedom (1948) is a post WWII cartoon that is alarmingly relevant given the political climate of today. This little gem really sums up the evils of “ism,” a generic term used to represent Communism, Marxism and Progressivism. Another ironic point in the cartoon is the idea of drinking the KoolAid, because the “ism” in the film is represented by a tonic being peddled by a “Dr. Yoo-Topia.” Do yourself a favor and take 10 minutes to watch this film. Then forward it to as many people as you can.

Cronyism Is The Antitheses Of Capitalism

Some days I know exactly what I want to write about and then there are days like today when I review sources I have bookmarked, I find it hard to make up my mind. Everything I looked at said this is what you want to write about today, Jim? In the end, I decided to write about one of my pet peeves, cronyism. These days when we see the word “crony” or “cronyism”, it is almost always used as an adjective to modify the word “capitalist” or “capitalism”. As a free market capitalism purest who became so as a teenager […]

Occupy Update: Occupod Bashes Steve Jobs

Occupy is still at it, and the occupod in the video below seems to be ignorant of how Steve Jobs impacted our lives.  Take a look at the video below… Anyone with a brain will realize the impact that Steve Jobs had an enormous impact on our daily lives.  We use a mouse with computers, we have nice little GUI’s (Graphical User Interface) for our computers.  We used to type computer commands manually, but Jobs made it all “point and click.”  We had cell phones, but Jobs made them better.  In fact, the competition that arose in response to Jobs made all […]

Does the US Hold the Largest Oil Reserves on the Planet?

Quite possibly, if we listen to the following official from the GAO… So then, if we are floating on oil, and the only barrier to this windfall is government, who is the problem? I think we all know the answer to that. John Hinderaker, from Powerline, adds some more… …Green River Formation alone–it is located at the intersection of the states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, and mostly underlies federal lands–contains as much oil as the entire proven reserves of the rest of the world combined. America is uniquely blessed in its energy resources. Two questions remain: 1) will Obama finally abandon […]

Former Soviet Citizen Confronts Occupods: Epic Win Ensues

If you recall, we covered the story of a former Soviet citizen that goes to Occupy events and confronts the occupods.  Here are his latest efforts… The second video, in particular, reminds me of what Bezmenov said, that facts mean nothing to a leftist.

Occupod vs. Hannity

If you want some moonbattery on display, take a look at this… That was simply incredible. Predictable, but incredible. It has all the hallmarks of a Communist regime. For one, when the system fails, it’s always someone else’s fault. Just like when the collective farms in the Soviet Union turned the leading exporter of grain into a a nation in famine. Instead of acknowledging that the system didn’t work, the Soviets blamed others, particularly Americans, and then killed a bunch of innocent citizens for “collaborating” with the non-existent agents of imperialism. Whenever something goes wrong in a Communist state, it […]

Occupods Propose Alternatives to Capitalism: Makes Absolutely no Sense in the Process

We’ve seen all sorts of nonsensical comments from occupods.  Some propose communism while changing the terms. Others openly advocate for the murderous system.  And, still others make no sense whatsoever.  I think the following video exemplifies the third category… And these people are the future leaders of this country? I am officially afraid. Then again, some protesters don’t even know what their signs mean… Where’s the media on this? Of course, they’re too busy inventing the next Republican war on “X.”

Bill Whittle on Political Correctness

Here is another great video from Bill Whittle.  The topic is Political Correctness. Once again, Whittle knocks it out of the park.

Re-Redefining Conservatism

rino_big

Remember when Bush came into office with his “compassionate conservative” slogan?  Remember how that translated?  Compassionate conservatism was Bush’s way of saying, “Hey, I’m for capitalism, but only up to a certain point, then I’m for socialism”.  In politics, this is a “playing the whole field” approach.  It appeases moderates who want to hear milquetoast language, liberals who want the social net, and conservatives who aren’t paying attention (hey, conservatism is in the name, it must be good). Now Romney, who plays center field with the range of Willie Mays, ran into a criticism after he said that he “didn’t care […]

Arizona Withholds Funding From Tuscon Schools Due to Racist Curriculum: Leftists Declare Doing so “Hate:

It always useful to remember that leftists claim that any disagreement with them is hate, even if their are the ones committing the hate.  I know, it doesn’t make sense, but in the topsy-turvy newspeak of the left, it is gospel.  For a current example of that tendency to hate in the name of resisting hate, we have the public schools in Tuscon, Arizona.  If you recall, that district was under fire for having a rather controversial curriculum.  Here is a video… Here is some more, from Nice Deb… In October of this year,the “Freedom Socialist Party”  huffed: Over the summer, the […]

Of the People

Capitalism isn’t simply a philosophy based on the way numbers trend, how to gain leverage, make money, or use debt as a resource.  Much of the philosophy of capitalism is based on the human element.  Without human nature, capitalism holds little water and socialism would do far better.  Within the philosophy is the idea that businesses will put their money wherever they are most apt to grow it. Last month I wrote a couple of pieces that challenged the mindset of you (and me).  I basically said that our representatives are failures not because the offices are broken, but because […]

Fear and Doubt are the Enemies of Success and Advancement: A Defense of Capitalism and Free Markets

A a recent article that Charles Moore wrote, I think he put his finger on exactly what is going on today- the success and advance of the twin threats of fear and doubt. Moore, who is a British journalist and former editor of The Daily Telegraph, in an article about Margaret Thatcher, wrote that after the long boom and success of capitalism and free market economics that “the worm of doubt entered the system”: You borrowed all the money needed for the price of a house. This made you, in your mind, though not in full fact, an owner. Because the value of the house […]

Black Friday: Why Risk Getting TB or Lice From a Smelly Hippie When You can do all of Your Shopping Here?

Black Friday is coming soon, my friends, and the Occupods have plans to disrupt it… We at the CH 2.0 recognize the public health risk that the Occupods pose. Their tendency to urinate and defecate in public, the fact that some may be carrying tuberculosis, and that many have been infested with lice and scabies, all pose a public health risks. Additionally, their rampant anti-Semitism, acts of violence and vandalism, or the simple fact that they are smelly hippies may ruin an an otherwise happy shopping experience, have prompted us to action. Why should you risk an infection disease, or […]

A Free Market Story for Progressives

war-is-peace-freedom-is-slavery-ignorance-is-strength

Are competitive free markets unfair? Progressives believe the free market system is unfair. Obama has said that at some point people have made enough money. Recently referring to Bank of America’s plan to charge $5.00 for use of debit cards, Obama said: “You don’t have some inherent right just to– you know, get a certain amount of profit.” When we cut through all the rhetoric, the reason progressive don’t like the competitive free market system, is that a few get rich and the rest don’t and in their twisted minds that is not fair. We free market capitalist know that […]

Obama is Wrong: You Do Have an Inherent Right to Property

obama_change_hitler_lenin-mdm

In a recent interview with ABC, President Barack Obama was talking about the fee that Bank of America believes is now necessary to charge customers because of recent changes to bank card fees imposed by Democrats in the Dodd-Frank bill’: “This is exactly why we need this Consumer Finance Protection Bureauthat we set up that is ready to go,” he said. “… (petty government bureaucrats) can stop (the fees being charged by private banks) because if (petty government bureaucrats) say to the banks, ‘You don’t have some inherent right just to – you know, get a certain amount of profit. If your customers – […]

Earthquake Strikes East Coast: Left Uncertain as to who to Blame

zombiesdemocrats

Since there was relatively little damage from the east coast earthquake today, I thought I’d have at least a bit of fun with it.  For more serious coverage, I would refer you to the Lonely Conservative. As for me, I was on a break from the day job, sitting at the doughnut shop, enjoying my freshly purchased coffee liquid life in a cup, when the tremor hit. The bench shook, and some things creaked and groaned, and that was about it.  No damage, no injuries, and I didn’t even spill any coffee.  So, here is the official Conservative Hideout Reaction… […]

Sunday Sales Papers: 7-31-11

capitalism-rocks

Hey all, here are some offers from my Linkshare advertisers… American Greetings has a free trial of their service… Auto Parts Warehouse has deals as well! Buy.com has a number of sale items that expire soon! Get a Centon 16GB DataStick Pro USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Grey) for $20.54 at Buy.com, a $29.45 Savings! Valid through 08/02/2011 Get a Kingston 8GB (2 X 4GB) Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Cards (Twin Pack) for $9.95 at Buy.com, a $16.05 Savings! Valid through 08/05/2011 Get a Lenovo G560 067999U 15.6″ Notebook with Intel Pentium P6100, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD & Win7HP Windows […]

Sunday Sales Paper: July 24, 2011

capitalism-rocks

It’s Capitalism time! Here are some deals/sales from my Link Share advertisers… Panasonic is still offering $1.99 shipping on all items… Sirius Satellite Radio has a summer sale! Buy.com has a sale on apparel. It expired on Wednesday, so hurry! Wolfgang’s Vault apparel sale ends tomorrow. The Supply Sergeant has an offer code (see ad for details). Have a great Sunday folks!

Capitalism in Action at the CH 2.0

capitalism-rocks

We all love capitalism.  It’s the way that the market will organize itself to provide goods and services and low prices (provided that the government doesn’t screw it up, as in the that Housing Collapse).  In keeping with the fine tradition of Capitalism, I’ve resumed using LinkShare.  I had used it in the past, but really hadn’t pushed it, so I just stopped showing the links. Well, it’s back. And every week, I’ll be sharing some deals that might interest you.  Here are some items of potential interest. 1.  Panasonic is offering $1.99 Shipping on all orders… $1.99 Shipping at Panasonic.com.2. Buy.com […]

Redefining Success

unemployment

That was the President attempting to defend his bailout plan that is humorously named the “Recover Act”.  Our legislative branch somehow passed this debacle because economists were advising that we must.  President Bush claimed that he had to abandon his free market principles and pass a large stimulus package because the economists were saying he had to. In less than two minutes of speaking, President Obama showed his true colors (clear isn’t a color).  This was a flat out admission that he has no long term economic plan.  It’s embarrassing that he continues to call this the “Recovery Act” while […]

Capitalism Lessons for Obama from 1948: Will he Learn?

This past week, President Obama called on former President Clinton for his help on the struggling U.S. economy.  It appears Obama is starting to feel the heat from his failed economic policies as more and more people express concerns over his ability to address the nation’s economic woes.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued a scathing critique of the administration’s policies.  The leading business group issued a rebuke of Obama’s economic agenda, accusing him and his Democrats in Congress of neglecting job creation and hampering growth with burdensome regulatory and tax policies. This is all happening as the Senate prepares to vote on one of the most anti-capitalistic bills […]

Financial Reform: How to Manipulate the Mob

How many of you recall when Rahm Emanuel stated that you should never let a crisis go to waste?  When you really dig down into that statement it’s actually quite frightening.  He made this statement back in 2008 and his basic belief is a crisis allows us the opportunity to do things we could not do before. The below clip aired in 2008, of Rahm Emanuel talking about never wanting a serious crisis to go to waste.  You know like the so called health care crisis we were all experiencing.  They sure didn’t let that perceived crisis go to waste.  […]

Switch to our mobile site