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Using the Beer Summit to Explain Progressive Taxes

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1. The sixth would pay $3. The seventh would pay $7. The eighth would pay $12. The ninth would pay $18. The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59. So, that’s what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the […]

On The Way To Zimbabwe or Worse

No, I am not talking about America. I’m referring to the once lovely country I adopted 21 years ago. Only socialism could destroy an oil exporting country. I can’t tell you much I would like to report to you directly about the events taking place year the last few weeks and the causes of the political and economic crisis in which we are living here. I can’t take that chance and I know you understand. But, the least I can do is to provide you with links to articles that explain much about what you should know. Senator Marco Rubio […]

Bad Ideas Die Hard

It’s true, isn’t it? Take communism (advanced socialism) for example. How many times has it been tried and failed? Yet the idea of a communist workers  paradise won’t go away. Mike Shedlock, better known as Mish of Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis, is one of my favorite economic pundits. In his article, Mish postulates a new law, which he calls  : The Law of Bad Ideas. He writes: A proposal by French president Francois Hollande got me thinking about “The Law of Bad Ideas“. I did a search for the phrase and surprisingly, nothing came up. Thus, I get to define […]

Hillary, Your Radical Marxist Roots are Showing

Hillary is more of an outright Marxist than Obama. Where his socialistic tendencies towards America stem from his hatred of this country’s supposed “colonialism.” We defeated Japan, but never occupied it. We defeated Germany, but never occupied it. The list goes on, but none-the-less America is a colonial power. But I digress, back to Hillary. In 1971, twenty three year old Yale law student, Hillary Diane Rodham served a stint as a clerk for what was at the time, the nation’s most Communistic law firm, Treuhaft, Walker and Burnstein. This law firm made no bones about it’s connection to the […]

Socialism And Communism Are Contrary To Christianity

Fr. Marcel Guarnizo is a friend of Ed Morrissey who gives a response refuting the popular myth that the Church’s “social justice” mission is compatible with Socialism and Communism. Rev. Marcel Guarnizo counters the belief that the ideas of socialist revolution and Communism have a place at the table with Christianity.  Many, even in the Catholic Church, believe that Christianity shares some ideals with the socialist revolution.  It seems to them that Socialism, Communism, and Christianity all help the poor. Father Guarnizo outlines and exposes the errors of Communism.  Father Marcel Guarnizo writes: “The difference between the two was captured well by a joke […]

This is What Socialism Does to a Country

For those of you with half a brain, or any knowledge of history, or simply a grasp of the obvious would know, socialism takes anything, and turns it into a steaming pile of failure.  For this example, we excerpt Fausta, and see what socialism has done to Venezuela.  Venezuelan blogger Miguel Octavio sees A Confusing Future Ahead For Maduro And Venezuela. Let’s look at a Zara store in Venezuela, before price controls, and a Zara store after, Enter the black market, in force. And here is video… Note the video reports that their new dictator claims that TV’s cost so […]

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 […]

Socialism Depends On Sheeple

I was reminded recently by a troll who got lost and stumbled across this humble blog the we conservative/libertarians are careless in the way we throw around the terms “socialism” or “socialist”. The troll reminded me that “socialism” means state ownership of the means of production and in America the State does not own the means of production. Technically the troll is right. We on the Right tend to use the labels “liberal’ or “progressive” or “socialist” interchangeably. But, we do it with good reason. Whatever label the Left prefers doesn’t matter much to us because we know that the […]

Good for Thee but not for me: Democrat Congressman, John Larsen, Suggests it’s “Unfair” to Subject Congress to ObamaCare

Doug, over at Daley Gator named Democrat Congressman John Larsen “weasel of the day” yesterday.  I think he earned it.  Here is why… Via Forbes: When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) was being debated, proponents were accused of saddling Americans with inferior and expensive health care while keeping generous coverage for themselves at taxpayer expense. To rebut that allegation and build confidence in the bill, a provision was added mandating that members of Congress – and their staff members – get their coverage through the new exchange system the bill set up. Now that the time to sign […]

Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady, Dead at Age 87

Margaret Thatcher, the so called “Iron Lady,” had passed away at age 87.  The UK’s first female prime minister, she was in power at a pivotal time in the UK’s history, restoring the economy and international prestige of her nation.  She was seen as a partner with Ronald Reagan in confronting Soviet Communism, winning her the title, “Iron Lady,” from the Soviet Press.  The Daley Gator has more… Margaret Thatcher Dies After Stroke – Sky News Britain’s first and only female prime minister Baroness Thatcher has died at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke. Lady Thatcher’s children Mark […]

Itinerant Preacher Abandons Class Struggle

Ye Old New York Times. All the news that’s fit for socialism Dateline, Jerusalem.  33 A.D. Ye Olde New Yorke Times An itinerant preacher by the name of Jesus abandoned all efforts to raise the standard of living of Judea’s poor by going back to his father. Jesus was subject to the death penalty over the weekend for repeatedly calling for those in the Roman occupation to provide jobs and training for the oppressed Palestinians. We here at Ye Olde New Yorke Times have been following Jesus’ career closely from the first moment he burst onto the scene. allying himself […]

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 […]

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 […]

Taking America Back One Bit At A Time: Part 5, Looking Beyond December 2012

Earlier posts in this series can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, ans Part 4. Looking Beyond December 2012 In Part 4, The Taking of America continued, we arrived at the current point in time, December 2012. The movement to convert America into a socialist state has, after 100 years, nearly completed their mission. Barak Obama was elected in 2008 after the financial crisis. In four years his administration added $5 trillion to our national debt, which now stands at over $16 trillion and growing. In 2009, President Obama asked for and got an $800 billion stimulus […]

Twinkie the Kid on Life Support: Bakers Union Poised to Shutter Hostess Permanently

Over the last year, we’ve covered the fact that Twinkie the Kid is on life support.  The Hostess company required a new agreement from the Baker’s Union to get bankruptcy protection. Unfortunately, several hundred of the Bakers chose to fire themselves this week, closing three facilities permanently.  Apparently, the rest of the Bakers seem intent on putting themselves, and all other employees, out of work.  Mish’s Global economic Trend Analysis has the rest… It’s do or die for 18,000 Hostess workers including 5,000 in the bakers’ union. Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho’s, and Wonder Bread has given the union a firm order […]

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.

Obama Supported Redistribution in 1998: He Still Does

Take a look at this video from Breitbart TV… Sounds like the typical socialist/communist propaganda to me.  And, my friends, redistribution of wealth is a core concept in communism. What intersts me is that he mentions a “propaganda” program to discredit that government intervention.  Um, that is more of what we would like to call “reality.”  The “War on Poverty” created more poor people.  The Department of Education made education worse, not to mention way more expensive.  The Porkulus failed to lower unemployment, and, in fact, didn’t prevent it from rising.  Come to think of it, there were billions of porkulus […]

David “The Red” Axelrod’s Communist Roots

It may be accurate to blame Barack Hussein Obama for the woes that this country is facing, but the man behind the curtain, the leftist version of a Karl Rove is solely more responsible for getting him elected than any person on the planet. Since the “historic” ascendancy and 2008 election of Obama, it has come out that Axelrod is more than just a paid political hack, more than just an “adviser.” As Paul Kengor writes in the American Spectator: “He is imager of the image and narrator of the narrative. No single person is more responsible for making Barack […]

NY Times Laments the “Downside of Liberty”

It seems that dedicated leftists have a weakness-they cannot resist bashing the entire country, as well as it’s underpinnings, on Independence Day.  The NY Times had to join the fray by publishing the following, via GateWay Pundit… On Independence Day the New York Times published “the Downside of Liberty” today. If only we were a socialist state. The New York Times reported: THIS spring I was on a panel at the Woodstock Writers Festival. An audience member asked a question: Why had the revolution dreamed up in the late 1960s mostly been won on the social and cultural fronts — women’s rights, gay […]

John Wayne on Liberals

Want to see how little the dynamic has changed?  Listen to this, from John Wayne, from 1975. He nails much of the current situation, nearly 40 years ago. The left hasn’t changed a bit.

Useful Idiot of the Month Nomination Thread: May 2012

Once again, it is time to nominate a field of worthy nominees for the Useful Idiot of the Month.  I’m sure that the readers will have no problems finding a set of nominees for the cause. For those of you who may no be familiar with the concept, a useful idiot is a person or group who, knowingly or not, helps advanced the cause of Marxism/Socialism is a Western country.  The Soviets called them that, and unfortunately for the useful idiots, when they got the Communism they so desired, they were most often killed, imprisoned, or just “disappeared.”  You see, […]

Bill Whittle Discusses the Frankfurt School and the Fight Against Socialism

I caught this over at Fuzzy Logic.  I think this is Bill Whittle at his very best.  Kindly take a look at them.  They are long, but VERY worth the time… It is a great thing to see people that so thoroughly get it, and are able to explain it so very well.

Viral Video – Reagan Takes Obama to School

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Let’s help this video make the rounds and go viral.

The Battle of Big Ideas: CONSTRAINED vs. UNCONSTRAINED

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Bill Whittle hits another one out of the park with his latest video.

Occupy Update: Occupy Phoenix Advocates Forced Labor

I’ve been saying all along that the occupy movement is a microcosm of it’s desired socialist/communist state.  And sometimes, they are very honest about their intent.  OWS Exposed has a video… It has all the hallmarks of the old Soviet state; show trials, forced confessions, and then, forced labor (read-Gulags).  Of course, the verdicts will be decided before any trials begin.  Then, people will be beaten, tortured, or otherwise coerced into signing “confessions.” Then, they will sent off to do their forced labor.  When they never return (having been murdered) they will never be mentioned again. These occupods will deny […]

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