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Two Americas

  Want to know why citizens who work for a living dislike those who vote for a living? This guy hits the nail on the head! In early January 2014, Bob Lonsberry, a Rochester talk-radio personality on WHAM 1180 AM, said this in response to Obama’s “income inequality speech”: Two Americas By Bob Lonsberry The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have-nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, […]

The Mean Nanny (State)

The Nanny, when referring to the State, is about much more than making silly rules about the size of soda-pop you can buy or whether a church organization is allowed to give food to the hungry, because the Nanny can’t be sure the food is healthy. The Nanny State is above all else the ultimate authority figure and this nanny likes to use and abuse her authority. Would it interest you to know that, after decades of her perniciousness, the FBI has a file on one out of every three of you? This guest post at Zero Hedge relates the […]

Obama Administration Allowing Mexican Gang Members into US

Evidently, only the President and his advisers are unaware that illegal aliens have the United States pegged as a Nanny State. Border Patrol officials are swamped by the number of minors crossing illegally into the United States and frustrated that they can’t turn away known Mexican gang members. Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said that confirmed gang members in Mexico — including those from Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) — are coming into the country to be reunited with their families, National Review reported Friday. “If he’s a confirmed gang […]

Destroying the False Racial Narrative and Creating True Equality

This is a post that I originally wrote from October to December of 2010.  It took time to do the research properly, and I run it again every New Years Day.  It is my hope that one day, all of our citizens are treated as Americans, not as hyphenated groups to be divided by the political elites.  -Matt I can’t tell you how many times that I’ve read blogs, from both ends of the spectrum, that talk about African-Americans as if they are a monolithic voting bloc that will ALWAYS vote Democrat. We’ve all seen the videos of African Americans […]

Some Thoughts on the Long March Through the Institutions

And no, these thoughts on the Long March Through the Institution aren’t even mine, but they are correct.  Take a look at what R.S. McCain has to say on the subject… And to all of the new Tea Party folks, let me pass on a warning: the two ears, one mouth rule applies. There is much to learn about the sordid realities of our government, as it’s deviated well off course. Relax. Focus the passion on sober, positive deeds that advance the Constitutional ball. Screaming about Barack Obama’s Martian birth certificate and obvious status as a High Priest of Cthulhu […]

It’s Baaaaack! Useful Idiot of the Month Nomination Thread March 2013

It’s been a while, but I thought that bringing back the CH 2.0’s one claim to fame (or infamy) might be in order.  So, the Useful Idiot of the Month Poll has returned.  First off, we need to define the term, useful idiot.  It was a term, coined by the former Soviet Union (either Lenin or Stalin), to describe leftists in Western countries that supported, knowingly or not, communism.  Then, if the communists really did come to power, most of the useful idiots would be imprisoned, killed, exiled, and the like. So, this is the nomination thread for the Useful […]

What Recovery? Part II: Systemic High Unemployment?

Here is a post from Jim at Asylum Watch discussing High Unemployment-Matt In Part I of this series, we examined money velocity (the number of times the money supply circulates in the economy over a year), which is directly related to economic growth, GDP, and found that it has been declining since 1999. The velocity of money is currently slower than it was in the Great Depression. We noted that the stock market has recovered nicely and corporate and banking profits are up and Wall Street investors are doing well. This suggest that the money supply is circulating at a higher […]

Dependency Alert: Per Household, Welfare now Exceeds Median Income

The nanny state has apparently tightened it’s stranglehold on the American soul.  Welfare expenditures now surpass the median American income.  Doug Ross (no relation) has more… Rampant fraud and increased poverty: ‘Welfare Spending Equates to $168 Per Day for Every Household in Poverty’ The amount of money spent on welfare programs equals, when converted to cash payments, about “$168 per day for every household in poverty”… …welfare spending per day per household in poverty is $168, which is higher than the $137 median income per day. When broken down per hour, welfare spending per hour per household in poverty is $30.60, which […]

Pravda Knows Where We Are Going, Why Don’t We?

I find it a cruel , yet hilarious irony that Pravda, the former propaganda media outlet in the also former Soviet Union, finds it tragic that we are going down the road traveled by the Bolsheviks.  Steve, from Motor City Times, has more… Via Pravda (yes, that Pravda): Reading Putin’s speech without knowing the author, one would think it was written by Reagan or another conservative in America. The speech promotes smaller government and less taxes. It comes as no surprise to those who know Putin as a conservative. Vladimir Putin went on to say: “…we are reducing taxes on […]

Does the “The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010″ Leave Kids Hungry?

Apparently,  The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is rather ironically named, as following said legislation leaves kids…well…hungry!   Bob Belvedere over at TCOTS has the video… Apparently, the legislation in question  limits the caloric intake of kiddos, who frankly, because they are GROWING and stuff, need more than the legislation allows.  However, since the legislation is typical government/nanny state one size fits all, the kiddos are hungry, and not very happy about it. Bob has more about Obama’s educational policy, and why it will be a disaster.  Get over there and read the rest.  

Mitt Points out Truth About Obama Supporters: Left Thinks There’s Something Wrong With it

Mitt Romney pointed out some inconvenient truths about Obama supporters.  The left got upset about it.  But to that, I must reply… Why get upset about truth? Yeah it’s often times inconvenient (unless you’re the Goracle), and it tends to hurt, as they saying goes, but it is the truth.  Take a look at the video, via Gate Way Pundit… Um, Mitt is just pointing out what the rest of us already know, so where’s the controversy?  The Democrats have grown the dependent classes TO be perpetual voters.  Just think of it.  They ruined the schools, and resist all efforts […]

Examining the Unfair “Unfair” Campaign

Nearly a decade ago, I was at a training program, when the agenda went off task, and the topic of “white privilege” was discussed.  Needless to say, I chose to not play along.  Being grounded in reality, I used evidence, both anecdotal and statistical, to argue my point.  Of course, that was explained away and denied, but it was a learning experience. Being a leftist concept, it has continued to grow, in spite of reality.  Here is a campaign run at the University of Minnesota at Duluth, via Campus Reform… http://youtu.be/Do_w2V0-3D0 The liberal failure is pretty obvious here, but a response has been crafted, via […]

Economics 101: The Effects of Dependency

We’ve often pointed out that it seems that the left wants people dependent on Government for their daily needs.  After all, if you get everything you have from the government, you’ll probably vote for the politicians that will keep it coming.  The following video from The Center for Freedom and Prosperity explains the personal dangers of government dependency… Depend on yourself?  How novel! H/T:  I’m 41

Death is yours … if you want it

I am an expatriate t in reverse. I left America to find America. When I returned, I found America a writhing, swollen, tumor infested beast, wriggling in the throes of death. That was nearly 20 years ago. It takes a long time for a bloated bureaucracy to die. Now I sit on my front porch and monitor the decay from an iPhone, like some detached scientist, keeping data, talking notes, bookmarking doom, plotting charts that prove my hypothesis: We’re all going to die. I am a prognosticator, a Nostradamus, ready to flip to the last page of the Mayan calendar. […]

BFFs DOA in Some UK Schools

In some schools, the following is forbidden… Yes, best friends have been banned in some British schools.  For the details, kindly consider the following, from the SUN… TEACHERS are banning schoolkids from having best pals — so they don’t get upset by fall-outs. Instead, the primary pupils are being encouraged to play in large groups. Educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni said the policy has been used at schools in Kingston, South West London, and Surrey. She added: “I have noticed that teachers tell children they shouldn’t have a best friend and that everyone should play together. “They are doing it because […]

The Most Racist Racist Video About Racists of the Year

Overkill on the title?  Perhaps, but you’ll understand when you see evidence.  You see, I’ve uncovered the most racist video about racism that you will see all this year.  So pervasive is the racism, that the racists that made it won an imaginary award for being the most racist racists in all the land.  Just be warned of the racism within the video… Can’t you see?  It’s incredible racism to encourage anyone to abandon the loving arms of the Democratic party Government Plantation. If you want more information on the racism, and the racists that promote it, take a look […]

Why We Fight: Unalienable Rights; Does Government Exist to Protect Rights, or to Grant Them?

Note from Matt:  Given the current political climate, I thought it might be a good idea to review some differences between the right and the left.  So, here is an article from November 2009.  Since we are about ideas, I think this is similar to the “Why we Fight” films from WW II. “A free people claims their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as a gift from their chief magistrate.” Thomas Jefferson We are engaged in an ideological struggle.  The lines are drawn cleanly between the opponents.  One is the side of individual freedom and liberty, […]

Judge Napolitano: Teddy Roosevelt the original “Nanny Stater”

It’s time to snap out of this Newt Gingrich trance so many seem to be caught up in and come to our conservative senses. Mr. Gingrich may be the smartest guy in the room, but he’s also a progressive.  He’s a believer in big government and models himself after another big government progressive Teddy Roosevelt. President Obama, also a big government politician stated in Kansas the other day that rugged individualism has failed in America. Oh yeah he too embraces Teddy Roosevelt’s nanny state philosophy.  And just to refresh your memory, it was John McCain in 2008 who stated that his favorite President was Teddy Roosevelt. Is the picture becoming clearer? Are […]