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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… The liberal failure is pretty obvious here, but a response has been crafted, via The […]

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 […]

Moonbattery: Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Encourages Bullying?

I saw this story covered on KDKA out of Pittsburgh, and my initial response was, Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot???  Apparently, the nannies have their panties in a collective bundle over the adventures of that infamous, and much loved, red-nosed reindeer.  Here is that report… Is that just about the most asinine pile of garbage that you have ever heard? I can’t believe that I actually have to explain this, but the freaking story is about overcoming adversity, and finding one’s place in the world. But, I guess it would be better if Santa HUGGED him? And that it’s bad that Rudolph’s […]

There Will Be No Instant Gratification

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Nile Gardiner, based in Washington and writing for The Telegraph, has analysed current polls and believes that end of big nanny government may be in sight. Here are some of the poll results that he sites:  81 percent of Americans dissatisfied with the way the country is being governed, which comes from 65% Democrats and 92% Republicans. And from a Gallop poll, he reports  57% have little or no confidence in the federal government to solve domestic problems, exceeding the previous high of 53% recorded in 2010. And  Americans believe, on average, that the federal government wastes 51 cents of every […]

New Yorkers Fight Back Against Smoking Ban

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We Americans are a rebellious lot, and we definitely do not like being told that we cannot do something.  This fine tradition rears it’s head whenever the nanny state passes a new and more odious edict.  New Yorkers are no different, and seem to be waging a war against the smoking ban in that city.  Reason TV, via Big Government highlights this in a recent video… As you can see, particularly in the case of the retired cop, New Yorkers are not taking kindly to this, and nanny staters like Bloomberg should be aware of that.  Of course, the mafia already, and I have […]

Fencing in Liberty

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Lately it seems like every time I turn on the T.V. there’s some type of nonprofit group or government agency running a commercial to sell us on the idea that some aspect of our lives need to be regulated.  From how seat belts save lives to the costs associated from smoking, the airways seem to be saturated with someone or some group reminding us how we should live our lives.  They’re now telling us what we should eat, the light bulbs we should use, the type of environmentally safe cars we should buy, the words we should say, the things […]

And I Thought it was only Cradle TO Grave: NLRB goes After the Dead as well

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Apparently, even death does not give one refuge from the nanny state.   According to this story from Big Government, the NLRB does not take being “animately challenged” as an excuse for not responding to their whims… Every week the NLRB publishes a summary of NLRB decisions. In the Board’s latest weekly summary, there was one decision summary that seemed rather unique since it stated: The Board granted the Acting General Counsel’s Motion for Default Judgment based on the Respondent’s failure to file an answer to the complaint. The Board found that the death of BLSI, LLC’s owner and the insolvency of […]

Milton Friedman: Free to Choose Part 7

Here is part seven of Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose. H/T: The Daley Gator

Blog Focus: A Criticism of Social Conservatives

There has been friction between Social Conservatives and the “mainstream,” if you call it that, Conservative  Movement.  This came to a head when several Social Conservative groups decided to boycott CPAC due to the involvement of GOP Proud.  This has led to a lot of “soul searching” among Conservatives, myself included, as to the role of Social Conservatives.  They joined us as the Democratic party became increasingly anti-Christian, and they have been at the front of the movement for at least three decades. The question we have to ask now is, where do we draw the line at the social […]

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

Note from Matt: Considering how close we are to the election, I thought it might be a good idea to review some differences between the right and the left.  So, here is an article from last November.  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 […]

Nanny State Alert: NY City Wants to Ban Soda for Food Stamp Recipients

It’s been said many times that government assistance comes with strings attached-that when you let the government do something for you, you cede control to them. That has been accelerating under our newest set of would-be “progressive” overlords, and here is the latest example. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sought federal permission on Wednesday to bar New York City’s 1.7 million recipients of food stamps from using them to buy soda or other sugared drinks. Scoff if you will, but if they can tell people that they can’t buy soda, what can’t they tell people? So Obama voters, how ya likin […]

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