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The Story of the First Thanksgiving 2014

  This is the annual CH 2.0 re-telling of the true story of the first Thanksgiving. By Matt Ross ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 […]

A Special Message from the Centers for Disease Control

  With the Ebola outbreak in the news we here at the Worldwide Headquarters of Manhattan Infidel™  are taking a moment out of our busy schedule to give our readers the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control on how to protect yourself. Q:  What is the Ebola virus? A:  The Ebola virus (or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever) is a highly contagious and deadly disease.  There is no known cure. Q:  Where did the Ebola virus originate? A:  Some say Africa, though of course that is speculation and racist. Q:  But weren’t the first recorded cases from sub-Saharan Africa? A:  We are […]

France’s Economy Falters, so it adopts Reaganomics – Again!

France’s President began his term saying, “We have chased away the clouds, the sky is all ‘rose,’ referring to that favorite color of Communists, red. At an April 2012 campaign rally after a torrential rainstorm, Francois Hollande, on the eve of being the first Socialist Party member elected President of France in 24 years, boldly proclaimed: “We have chased away the clouds, the sky is all ‘rose.” The crowd roared their approval of Hollande’s imagery communism red triumphing in France. But as with all socialist policies, when they are tried in the real world, instead of just on paper, the […]

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

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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


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 […]