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Will Fox Again be Targeted by the Obama Administration?

If you recall, right after Obama was elected, the new administration declared the Fox News was not a news network, and sought to exclude them from anything in the new administration.  Of course, Fox covers stories that the rest of the networks refuse to cover.   That, and they refuse to lie for team Obama.  Given that history, and other, more recent events, and you’ll agree with Wyblog’s assessment of the situation… Will the FCC shut down Fox News now that Obama has blamed them for all his problems? It’s not without precedent. Obama has gone out of his way to […]

Why True Hope Can Kill The Progressive Agenda

President Obama used “Hope” as a slogan during his 2008 election 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?  Yes! Environmental regululation saving the planet?  Not even close.   Massive redistribution program, with equally massive CONTROL?  YES! I could go on and on, but I think the point is […]

Democrat Party Created Shutdown Mashup: Illegals can Gather-Veterans Cannot, Death Benefits Denied, Losing Control of Narrative? Updated with Water Fountain Handles

In our latest shutdown update, we have to look at what our Democratic Senators have created by refusing to vote on any House-passed Continuing Resolutions. Veterans cannot visit open air memorials, but Illegal Aliens can have a rally on the Mall? I guess when it comes to the Democrat Party Generated Government Shutdown, the pain is applied to WW II and Vietnam Veteran, but illegal aliens are A-OK!  Nothing could be more emblematic of the Obama Regime than this. Even as it attempts to block off the open air World War II memorial to vets who traveled across the country […]

Government Now Decides Who Lives and Who Dies

We’ve been warning people that allowing the government to control the health care of all Americans will lead to unelected bureaucrats deciding who lives and who dies.  Here is a great example… For those who may not yet know, Sarah Murnaghan is a 10-year-old girl from Pennsylvania, who suffers from end-stage Cystic Fibrosis. She needs a lung transplant, and is on the UNOS waiting list. Unfortunately, child donor lungs are extremely rare, and the cut-off age for adult lungs is 12. Sarah is medically eligible to receive adult donor lungs, but can not be placed on that list due to current […]

Manhattan Infidel: I’m Back! (The Gallbladder of Peace Edition)

An artist’s representation of Manhattan Infidel’s gallbladder in it’s natural peace-loving state For the past few days many people have been wondering about my whereabouts.  And not just the usual suspects (parole officers, ex-wives, pimps I owe money to, trannies I haven’t paid). No, the respectable, internet-dwelling readers of this blog have wondered where I have been. Last Friday after spending some time watching the news (apparently there was a teenager on the loose with a gun that made the entire city of Boston cower in fear) I went off to work. Twelve hours later I was in the ER […]

Sweden Declares War…on Playtime

Did the Burgermeister Meisterburger, seen here in this undated file photo,take over Sweden?  It would appear so, considering the whacky Cultural Marxism taking place there.  For a bit more, take a look at this from the American Enterprise Institute… But subterfuge and propaganda appear to be the order of the day in Sweden. In their efforts to free children from the constraints of gender, the Swedish reformers are imposing their own set of inviolate rules, standards, and taboos. Here is how Slate author Nathalie Rothchild describes a gender-neutral classroom: One Swedish school got rid of its toy cars because boys “gender-coded” them and ascribed the cars […]

Government to Regulate Junk Food?

If you let the government control your health care, they can start making and justifying all sorts of demands.  Like, for example, maybe they can regulate what you ear-even the junk food!  Gateway Pundit has more… The Washington Examiner reported: Larry Summers, chair of the White House National Economic Council when the 2009 stimulus was developed, suggested that President Obama will eventually tax and regulate junk food to drive people to eat more healthily — although he dinged First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy foods initiative. “I think there is no question that the way Americans eat and what Americans weigh is a big […]

Massive Projection on Display: Democrat Hank Johnson Wants to Limit Free Speech

We like to say that you always know what the Democrats are up to based on what they accuse everyone else of doing.  Here’s Hank Johnson, a Democratic Congress critter, on why he thinks free speech is a terrible thing… OK, let’s look at some points here… “They control the patterns of thinking,” said Johnson. “They control the media. They control the messages that you get. So, you are being taught to hate your government – don’t want government, but keep your hands off of my Medicare by the way. I mean, we are all confused people and we’re poking fingers at […]

British Report Indicates That Global Warming Stopped 16 Years Ago

What if the Brits released a report indicating that Global Warming stopped cold 16 years ago, and the media just didn’t bother to report it?  Well, exactly that appears to have happened, and The Daily Mail has the story… The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.  The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures. This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same […]

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 gatherers to simple agrarian societies, to city […]

May Day 2012: The Beginning

If you have been a regular reader here, you know that we have been covering leftist violence for several years, and May Day has always been a lowlight.  A communist celebration of intimidation, thuggery, and vandalism.  Here are some examples from 2010… And, just like OWS, there is vandalism and destruction at most every protest, but it is always someone else’s fault. The Blaze also has some more current examples… We’ve all seen violence behavior from the left wing.  That is nothing new, and we’ll continue to see it.  What we have to understand is the why of it.  They know that […]

Decoding the Leftist Narrative: We’re not Successful Just by Ourselves

As we go into the election year, we’re going to see some familiar themes.   As usual, the statists will couch their ideas in kind sounding terms in an attempt to sugar coat their desire for power and control.  Since these little platitudes are going to be coming in torrents over the next few months, I thought it might be a good idea to parse them.  First up, the latest meme from the Democrats… We’re not successful just by ourselves. This one is designed to appeal to our more egalitarian nature.  After all, how do products get made without workers?  How do […]

Paging Comrade Stalin: Democrats Propose “Windfall Profits Board”

When we discuss the left as Marxists, critics go into a spasm of Alinsky, and attempt to ridicule any accusers.  Then, however, Democrats, or their allies, say and do some rather Marxist things.  For the latest, we go to The Hill, and see about the newly proposed Windfall Profit Board… The Democrats, worried about higher gas prices, want to set up a board that would apply a “windfall profit tax” as high as 100 percent on the sale of oil and gas, according to their legislation. The bill provides no specific guidance for how the board would determine what constitutes […]

Occupy Wall Street: Are the Occupiers Learning that the "Collective" is Oppressive?

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It seems that the Occupy Wall Street effort has a money problem-they are sitting on about $500,000!  Also, this surplus is being controlled by a few, and the rest are not all that happy with what the few are doing with it… According to the New York Post, OWS has deposited five hundred thousand dollars into an account and is using the money to fund the daily operations in Lower Manhattan. They also have physical assets substantial enough to require significant storage space. CBS News reports that the protesters are filling a large storage space around the corner from the park they occupy. “They’ve […]

They’ve Won

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The other day I was listening to Mike Church on my way to work and and he was reading through the platform ticket of the 1928 socialist party.  The more I listened the more disturbed I became by what I was hearing.  One after another Mr. Church worked his way down the list and I realized that we had unknowingly became what many in America claim to abhor…socialists.  If you think I’m stretching the truth or off the mark take a look at their list for yourself. “Nationalization of our natural resources, beginning with the coal mines and water sites, particularly at […]

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 gatherers to simple agrarian societies, to city states, […]

Apocalypse Now!

“Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest” – Napoleon Bonaparte In 1970 a movement gained traction where it had been building up power for some time.  It was then that the environmental movement became more than a fringe segment of the social populous.  Their pushes in the 60’s finally brought fruit, and that fruit would be handed out generously in campuses, legislatures, and businesses across the country (all without pesticides). There were some rightful motions set in place during this time such as pollution fines for corporations, but not all were so legitimate.  Climate change, for […]

Some Thoughts on Marxism and Islam

One of the more shocking (at least for me) things about the “Arab Spring” is the association between Marxism and Islam, and more specifically, Sharia Law.  We’ve heard of this association in the past, and even communists are touting it. Workers from factories across Egypt and from many unions, including the newly founded Federation of Independent Labor Unions, and various left parties marched around the square, carrying their banners and signs high. Political organizations represented included the Egyptian Socialist Party, Egyptian Communist Party, the liberal Ghad Party, the Revolutionary Socialists, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Workers’ Democratic Party. So, we have a […]

Blog Focus: Where does power lie in our government?

Fleece Me, an excellent blogger, as well as a contributor at the Sentry Journal, published the following.  Here is an excerpt… So if we think about the game of politics, we must break it down to its most bare of fundamentals, and the primacy of all politics is the gaining of power.  In my opinion, there are two methods by which to gain this power, either giving something to people, or taking something away. The Power of the Gift Giving, or promising to give, is the weaker of the two choices.  Everyone likes to receive stuff, or be given new […]

Established Science Retroactive Redux

With all of the “calling it something else” going on with Global Warming, “Climate Chaos,” and “Global Climate Disruption,”  I thought it might be fun to go back in time and examine the the “established science.” There are some old articles from the 70′s available, so we’ll do some excerpts, and some magazine covers.  Note that the covers may not be related directly to the posted material. Telltale signs are everywhere —from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest.Since the […]