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  • The Real Internal Revenue Scandal

    07/06/2014 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 5, 2014 | NY Times Editorial Board
    There is a scandal going on at the Internal Revenue Service, but it has nothing to do with Lois Lerner or her missing emails. No, the real scandal is what Republicans did to cripple the agency when virtually no one was looking. Since the broad Tea Party-driven spending cuts of 2010, the agency’s budget has been cut by 14 percent after inflation is considered, leading to sharply reduced staff, less enforcement of the tax laws and poor taxpayer service. The budget cutters are also trying to prevent the agency from performing its new job of collecting higher taxes on the...
  • 'Negroes in the house!' Oprah shouted as her parents arrived for a visit

    04/23/2014 6:13:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 4/23/14 | Laura Collins
    After 14 years of marriage to Oprah's father Vernon, Barbara Winfrey is being forced out of her marital home by Oprah, leaving her homeless Barbara refused to sign a confidentiality agreement with Oprah 'You say I never talk to you,' Oprah told Barbara in a birthday phone call. 'I'm talking to you now. You have until Monday to get out of MY house' When Oprah threw her Legends' Ball, Vernon and Barbara weren't on the main floor with the A-listers but tucked in a corner on the second floor. 'We weren't allowed to mingle with the celebrities,' says Barbara
  • Ben Carson: Americans 'Being Played' by Those Who Seek Division

    04/18/2014 8:17:32 AM PDT · by kindred · 22 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 04/17/14 | Todd Beamon
    Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson said Thursday that Americans are "being played by those people who want to divide, conquer and control." "The trend you can see in our society is if you are pro-life, then you're anti-woman," Carson said at a town hall meeting entitled "Religion in America," sponsored by local news station CBS12 in West Palm Beach, Fla. "If you're pro-traditional marriage, then you're homophobic. If you're a white person — and you say something against a progressive black person, you’re a racist. "We have gotten to this point to where we just like to label people...
  • Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community [NPR goes for class warfare]

    04/13/2014 11:32:14 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | April 13, 2014 | John Burnett
    A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church. The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes. Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away. The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn't. "One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says...
  • Carney Spends Nearly 5 Mins Struggling to Explain its Use of Misleading Gender Gap Stats

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzJUYfwKegA If that isn't bad enough the little twerp took a page from race hustlers, like Sharpton and Jackson, saying republicans are racist for not supporting equal pay! This pay gap farce is just another ploy by the divide, destroy and conquer regime. The pay gap between mean and women is not 77 cents its 93 cents depending on how it's calculated. I will bet there is a good explanation as to why there is a difference in pay in many cases. No one makes the same amount of money in most cases because some people take a salary while others get paid...
  • Charity Gets No Respect

    03/09/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2014 | Hunter Lewis
    There is a common saying on Capitol Hill that those who do not come to the table will become the lunch. This refers to those who fail to hire sufficiently well connected lobbyists or make large campaign contributions. Even those who do come to the table may get carved up. When President Obama called the parties making money from medicine into the White House to discuss what would become of Obamacare, most of the special interests tried to make a deal. With the Democrats controlling Congress and the White House, they knew that defiance would likely backfire. The major insurance...
  • THE ONE PERCENT SET TO FLEE NEW YORK CITY

    03/04/2014 10:06:50 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 113 replies
    According to the New York Post, New York City’s mad cap Sandinista Mayor Bill de Blasio is about to find out a truth that conservatives have known all along, that bashing the rich can only go so far. It seems when he is not throwing little children out of charter schools or banning carriage rides in Central Park, de Blasio is on full class warfare mode and is going after New York’s one percent with a vengeance. It seems that the wealthy elite are starting to have had enough and are getting ready to decamp en masse, to Florida it...
  • The Downside of Inciting Envy

    03/02/2014 5:38:45 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 1, 2014 | Arthur C. Brooks
    THE Irish singer Bono once described a difference between America and his native land. “In the United States,” he explained, “you look at the guy that lives in the mansion on the hill, and you think, you know, one day, if I work really hard, I could live in that mansion. In Ireland, people look up at the guy in the mansion on the hill and go, one day, I’m going to get that bastard.” Alexis de Tocqueville phrased it a little differently, but his classic 19th-century text contains the same observation. Visiting from France, he marveled at Americans’ ability...
  • New Chevy Tahoe Ad?

    02/19/2014 7:13:55 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 58 replies
    2/19/14 | Originalbuckeye
    Has anybody seen the new Chevy Tahoe ad? The wife is taking the babysitter (maybe around thirteen years old) home. During the ride, the babysitter is checking out the luxury of the Tahoe. When they arrive at the sitter's house, the wife says '$40, right'?
  • Union Suffers Big Loss at Tennessee VW Plant

    02/15/2014 6:13:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 69 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | Neal E. Boudette
    Union Suffers Big Loss at Tennessee VW Plant Volkswagen workers rejected the UAW by a vote of 712 to 626. Neal E. Boudette Updated Feb. 14, 2014 11:44 p.m. ET The United Auto Workers union suffered a crushing defeat Friday, falling short in an election in which it seemed to have a clear path to organizing workers at Volkswagen AG VOW3.XE +1.10% 's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The setback is a bitter defeat because the union had the cooperation of Volkswagen management and the aid of Germany's powerful IG Metall union, yet it failed to win a majority among the...
  • Current government path is leading to a nightmare (Government is leading us into disaster)

    02/02/2014 11:32:54 AM PST · by campg · 25 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | February 2, 2014 | Dennis Clayson
    This year President Barack Obama and his party will begin their campaign against “the rich” while emphasizing the “gap” in wages between those on top and those on the bottom. Their solution will be to increase the minimum wage, raise taxes on “the rich” and increase government spending. They will exploit ignorance and envy to maintain power. Their solution will make the gap larger and create an endless recession. Unless reversed, the result is likely to be a financial collapse, wiping out savings, retirement accounts and putting almost everyone in the country into the category we now call the "working...
  • The Real Targets of Class Warfare

    02/01/2014 5:41:17 PM PST · by Noremac · 17 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | February 1, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="614"] These aren't the targets of 'Class Warfare'. The real targets might surprise you.[/caption] There has been, as you've no doubt noticed, a persistent theme surging back and forth between the polar spectrums of political thought, regarding the question of 'Class Warfare'. It especially animates many media personalities on the Right, who decry any criticism of the unprecedented rise of the accumulation of wealth within a small statistical segment of the American population. That segment, being the '1 percent'. The word is out that the well heeled are shaking in their boots in fear of the consequences...
  • Sometimes Paranoids Get it Right

    01/29/2014 2:12:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2014 | Charles Payne
    Can a man who once owned the world's largest sailing yacht claim to be a victim of discrimination? Well, when it comes to Tom Perkins, the answer is yes; although he presented his argument in such a ham-fisted manner, it made Richard Sherman seem like Mister Spock. But, the gist of the Silicon Valley tycoon's concerns shouldn't be ignored or dismissed. In fact, these days anyone pointing out societal trends and movements that threaten established orthodoxy, such as Christianity, or dismantling of capitalism, better not leave room for deliberate misinterpretation; even when you are careful to make finer points, snippets...
  • ABC News Attacks Tom Perkins for "A Progressive Kristallnacht" Opinion

    01/26/2014 3:55:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    ABC "news" | 1/26/14
    I just accidently hit upon the ABC Evening news this Sunday...just in time to see a HIT PIECE on Tom Perkins' thoughtful letter to the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304549504579316913982034286 Then a quick Google search showed the leftist morons have joined ABC in attacking the parallels between the hatefilled Nazis and the hatefilled fascists of the left in the 21st century.
  • Millionaire Congresswoman: Income Inequality is ‘Existential Threat’ to U.S. (Rosa DeLauro)

    01/20/2014 5:08:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2014 - 1:14 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who is worth millions of dollars according to her congressional financial disclosure statement, says Congress needs to tackle income inequality because it “poses an existential threat to our nation and our way of life.” […] According to her congressional financial disclosure statement for 2012, DeLauro is worth between $5 million and $25 million. …
  • Paul Krugman: The Undeserving Rich (Here it comes!)

    01/20/2014 1:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 19, 2014 | Paul Krugman
    The reality of rising American inequality is stark. Since the late 1970s real wages for the bottom half of the work force have stagnated or fallen, while the incomes of the top 1 percent have nearly quadrupled (and the incomes of the top 0.1 percent have risen even more). While we can and should have a serious debate about what to do about this situation, the simple fact — American capitalism as currently constituted is undermining the foundations of middle-class society — shouldn’t be up for argument. But it is, of course. Partly this reflects Upton Sinclair’s famous dictum: It...
  • Top 1 percent reaps 90 percent of income gains since Obama took office

    01/14/2014 4:55:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/14/2014 | Patrice Hill
    Despite his best efforts, the president who vowed to conquer Wall Street and revive opportunity for everyday Americans on Main Street has this to show for his first five years in office: U.S. stock markets are in record territory, posting 30 percent gains just last year, and Wall Street is home once again to the biggest concentration of billionaires on earth, while wages for the middle class have barely kept up with inflation. As President Obama prepares to lay out an economic agenda to address this disappointing state of affairs in his State of the Union address this month, his...
  • Killing the 1% Golden Goose: Why class warfare has no future.

    01/14/2014 7:17:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/14/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Two years before Occupy Wall Street’s band of radical grad students set up their tents and cardboard signs in Zuccotti Park, Mayor Bloomberg warned the City Council against frivolous tax hikes. “One percent of the households that file in this city pay something like 50% of the taxes. In the city, that’s something like 40,000 people. If a handful left, any raise would make it revenue neutral.” And then the 1 percent became the target of the left’s answer to the Tea Party. It wasn’t unusual to see bus riders wearing “We Are the 99%” buttons the way they had...
  • Loss of jobless aid leaves many with bleak options

    01/12/2014 9:00:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2014 10:40 AM EST | Josh Boak and Sam Hananel
    A cutoff of benefits for the long-term unemployed has left more than 1.3 million Americans with a stressful decision: What now? Without their unemployment checks, many will abandon what had been a futile search and will no longer look for a job—an exodus that could dwarf the 347,000 Americans who stopped seeking work in December. Beneficiaries have been required to look for work to receive unemployment checks. Some who lost their benefits say they’ll begin an early and unplanned retirement. Others will pile on debt to pay for school and an eventual second career. Many will likely lean on family,...
  • Obama Set to Continue Class Warfare

    01/07/2014 5:33:51 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 8 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 7, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    After five failed years of leadership that has devastated the American soul and economy, Obama is getting desperate. ObamaCare has been a huge disaster and the situation will only get more dire as the year goes on and people start to see and feel the effects of the law, his constant lying about the Affordable Care Act has been exposed, and the public's faith in his character is plummeting. Thank goodness for the old progressive liberal standby of class warfare. Yep, Obama plans to hoodwink the low information voters yet again by whipping up class envy and hatred. In the...
  • Democrats lamest argument for extending deficit-based unemployment benefits beyond 26 weeks:Bush

    01/07/2014 8:43:15 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 6 replies
    SOL | 1/7/2014 | sickoflibs
    I notice congressional Democrats and MSNBC hosts, their guests and contributors have been citing how unemployment comp was extended under GW Bush a few times without equivalent spending cuts, as a reason for doing it again now. They are using the same argument for raising minimum wage. ‘Bush did that too so do it again now’ So they ask : ‘Why are the current Republicans opposing what Republicans supported under GWB ?’. Forget that Pelosi and Reid took over congress in 2007 and Bush was making deals with them to get stuff he wanted passed. The answer to this seems...
  • Democrats Continue Class Warfare Rhetoric

    01/05/2014 5:54:42 AM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Jan 5, 2014 | Salena Zito
    As we head into the 2014 midterm elections, one thing is certain: Class warfare will be the campaign stage again — it is the only way this president knows how to win, by dividing and conquering — with the tea party, Main Street and businesses large and small cast as the villains. Income inequity will be 2014's attack line for Obama and Democrats, this election cycle's class-warfare rhetoric. The first example is their pledge to rebuild the middle class with a minimum-wage increase. Republicans always get pegged for their supposed fidelity to the rich and to Wall Street. But the...
  • Dems stake 2014 survival on class strife

    01/03/2014 3:20:33 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 3, 2014 | Chris Stirewalt
    ObamaCare is going to cost Democrats dearly in this year’s midterm elections. And if early warnings about higher costs, less access to care and disrupted coverage for the 85 percent of Americans who were covered before the law prove true, there may be little anyone can do to avoid another landslide defeat for the blue team. So while Republicans are girding for what may be the most brutal rounds of primary fighting yet, Democrats are building their bases and uniting the party around “eat the rich” politics. It worked for Obama in 2012, and if it just works a little...
  • De Blasio Inauguration Starts With ‘Plantation’ Rhetoric

    01/01/2014 7:35:47 PM PST · by NYer · 47 replies
    Politiker ^ | January 1, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    <p>City Hall at today’s inauguration event. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)During the election season, Bill de Blasio was often painted by conservatives as a leftist radical. But at his inauguration today, it was not Mr. de Blasio who dropped the most aggressive lines, but the first two speakers at the event.</p>
  • Harry Reid: ‘No Greater Challenge…Than Income Inequality’

    12/20/2013 8:01:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 20, 2013 - 6:02 AM | Susan Jones
    “Even as the economy creates jobs, too many Americans find themselves on the sidelines watching as the rich get richer, the poor get poorer and the middle class are getting squeezed and squeezed,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Thursday. “There is no greater challenge this country has than income inequality. And we must do something about it,” he told a news conference on Capitol Hill. His solution is to keep giving taxpayer money to people who are out of work: “There are lots of things that should be done, but the first thing is to make sure...
  • NYC Politician Blames ‘Jewish Success’ for ‘Knock-Out’ Attacks

    12/05/2013 4:00:21 PM PST · by grundle · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | December 5, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the...
  • Radio’s Mark Levin Might Be the Most Powerful Conservative You Never Heard Of

    10/19/2013 7:58:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 19, 2013 | David Freedlander
    Last weekend, at a dusty race car track in that part of New Jersey where lacrosse fields slowly give way to farmland before the landscape seems to stop altogether, Sarah Palin rallied a couple of thousand partisans on behalf of Steve Lonegan, a longshot, Tea Party-fueled candidate for the U.S. Senate. “I just told Todd,” she said to the crowd a moment after they stopped chanting her name. “‘Ooh,’ I said. ‘I can die and go to heaven now: I just shook Mark Levin’s hand.’” Levin had been out earlier, warming them up. He cuts a figure that is the...
  • 'Elysium': Classy Class Warfare [22nd Century Martha's Vineyard]

    08/10/2013 6:04:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/10/13 | John Anderson
    One smart-as-a-whip sci-fi thriller does not a summer make, but "Elysium" is good enough to suggest that the cyborgs of Hollywood have not, in fact, risen up and taken over. Starring Matt Damon in extra muscles and a shaven skull, it contains enough hardware for all the Home Depots of the future, and an atmosphere of grimy oppression one can almost taste.... The year is 2154. A dusty, rusted, wasted Earth has become the despoiled home of the have-nots; the haves are in residence aboard a wagon-wheel-shaped space station named for the Elysian Fields of the ancients Greeks, the inside...
  • Fewer Full-Time Jobs: More Class Warfare A'Comin'

    07/28/2013 6:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    A Gallup Poll on US Payroll Employment for Age Group 18 to 29 shows Fewer Young Adults Holding Full-Time Jobs in 2013. Fewer Americans aged 18 to 29 worked full time for an employer in June 2013 (43.6%) than did so in June 2012 (47.0%), according to Gallup's Payroll to Population employment rate. The P2P rate for young adults is also down from 45.8% in June 2011 and 46.3% in June 2010. Younger Americans Less Likely to Have Full-Time Work Now, Regardless of Education Older Americans More Likely to Hold Full-Time Jobs Now Than a Year Ago The lack of...
  • 6 Ways to Tell if You’re Middle Class

    07/23/2013 8:53:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 23, 2013 | by Andrew Springer
    What does “middle class” mean? President Obama is set to make a speech tomorrow where he’ll try to turn attention back to the economy and the middle class. But there’s a big problem… there’s no set definition of what the middle class is. President Obama has given his definition of the middle class from time to time–a “basic bargain” that is eroding. “You could have some confidence that if you gave it your all, you’d take enough home to raise your family and send your kids to school and have your health care covered, put a little away for retirement,”...
  • Greenfield: Bike Lanes to Nowhere

    06/27/2013 10:54:08 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, June 27, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, June 27, 2013 Bike Lanes to Nowhere Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The streets of Manhattan are full of smiling white yuppies riding their Citibank bikes, blue lights flashing as they sail through midtown traffic. But the great rack of bike share bikes planted next to a housing project is filled with its cargo of blue vehicles. No one is checking them out here. Instead black kids sit on the locked bikes, occasionally fitfully pedaling them, going nowhere. The contrast is an apt metaphor for the city. The smiling kids who could just as easily...
  • Taxes on some wealthy French top 100 pct of income: paper

    05/18/2013 5:14:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/18/2013 | Leigh Thomas
    More than 8,000 French households' tax bills topped 100 percent of their income last year, the business newspaper Les Echos reported on Saturday, citing Finance Ministry data. The newspaper said that the exceptionally high level of taxation was due to a one-off levy last year on 2011 incomes for households with assets of more than 1.3 million euros ($1.67 million). President Francois Hollande's Socialist government imposed the tax surcharge last year, shortly after taking office, to offset the impact of a rebate scheme created by its conservative predecessor to cap an individual's overall taxation at 50 percent of income. The...
  • Do private police forces foretell America's "Civil Divorce" between rich and poor?

    05/08/2013 9:06:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/8/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since the 1820s America’s police have protected everyone whether they were rich or poor. Of course the wealthy got the best of what their police forces offered but the poor got reasonable services as well. Nevertheless, police services are changing, and not in a way everyone will like. The NRA rejoinder, “When seconds count the police are only minutes away” is becoming more of a reality by the day. Years of being bogged down with ancillary activities and continuing budget cuts are taking their toll on what we think police should be doing. For the “stretched to the limits” police...
  • Obama's America is far from promised purple

    05/02/2013 5:29:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Miami County Republic ^ | May 1, 2013 | The Editors
    Remember when Obama hoped not for a red or blue America, but a purple America? And he pledged to be a president to all of America? To me, that means he will be my advocate, my defender, my cheerleader. It sure doesn’t mean he will scoff at who I am and belittle me. But Obama does scoff at whole groups of us. First, he disparaged those of us in small Midwest towns who, according to him, are “bitter,” and “cling” to our “guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like” us to explain our “frustrations.” Next, he berated...
  • Shock poll: Wealthy, not middle class, support Obama

    05/01/2013 1:00:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 1, 2013
    President Obama's approval numbers are starting to mimic Mitt Romney's. According to a new YouGov poll, it's the rich -- not the poor or middle class -- who back Obama more despite his 2012 campaign attacking the rich. The poll for the Economist found that fewer than half of those with incomes less than $100,000 per year approve of Obama's performance, while he enjoys a 54 percent approval rating among those with incomes higher than that. Those earning less than $40,000 a year disapprove of the president's performance, 51 percent to 45 percent. Those earning $40,000 to $100,000 disapprove by...
  • Farrell at MarketWatch: “Billionaires Control Vast Majority of the World’s Wealth”; No They Don’t

    04/29/2013 12:05:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2013 | 12:39 | Tom Blumer
    At MarketWatch this morning, Paul Farrell's hostility towards Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Milton Friedman and especially free-market capitalism boiled over. Farrell claims that capitalism “is destined to destroy the world, absent a historic paradigm shift.” The problem he describes really has nothing to do with properly practiced free-market capitalism, but is instead a combination of rampant cronyism and the abandonment of capitalism’s (and society’s) Judeo-Christian moral underpinnings. But that’s a long discussion outside the scope of this post. This post is about the opening claim Farrell makes: “Billionaires control the vast majority of the world’s wealth.” No they don’t. …...
  • Liberal Media Bias: Romney Bashing ... in a Music Article

    04/02/2013 9:11:10 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 14 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 4/2/13 | EricTheRed
    Mitt Romney-bashing -- 5 months after the fricking election -- in an on-line pop music article.The site is called Pop Dust. And this snippet comes out of an article about the 10 richest musicians of all time: 3. Bono: $600 millionPaul Hewson is known as much for his global diplomacy and forays into venture capital as U2’s music. His investment in Facebook’s IPO—via his Elevation Partners private equity firm—didn’t make him a billionaire, but U2’s “360 Tour” grossed nearly $800 million between 2009 and 2011, making it the biggest tour ever. (2005-06’s “Vertigo” tour is fifth on that list.) Combine that with Bono’s many...
  • Cyprus Right in Line with Washington Post

    03/25/2013 2:31:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 258, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    Cyprus, an island most people have forgotten exists, became the center of the world when they put forward a bizarre plan to solve their economic crisis. The leaders of Cyprus proposed a wealth tax that would take funds directly from people’s bank accounts. The plan was abandoned, but the idea behind it still lives on. A recent run-in that we had with the Washington Post shows just how far they are willing to go to foist a bad idea upon us. The Left has been churning some ideas to change our society, most of which will expand the reach of...
  • When Race Hatred Meets Class Hatred

    03/12/2013 5:36:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 12, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    The desire of intellectuals for some grand theory that will explain complex patterns with some solitary and simple factor has produced many ideas that do not stand up under scrutiny, but which have nevertheless had widespread acceptance — and sometimes catastrophic consequences — in countries around the world. The theory of genetic determinism which dominated the early 20th century led to many harmful consequences, ranging from racial segregation and discrimination up to and including the Holocaust. The currently prevailing theory is that malice of one sort or another explains group differences in outcomes. Whether the lethal results of this theory...
  • Down On Downton: Why The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey

    02/15/2013 1:33:55 AM PST · by malkee · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/14/13 | Jerry Bowyer
    So Downton Abbey‘s message is an anti-class warfare one. The fact is that the spirit of the critics is hard left, and maybe that’s why Downton Abbey makes them so angry, because the success of the series shows that this group does not speak for America. It also shows something equally important to the future of our culture: that there is no inherent need for good TV to be left of center. Stories sympathetic to virtue, preservation of property and admiration of nobility and of wealth can be told beautifully and to wide audiences, and I suspect they will be...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • How Liberals Divide America with Hatred, and How Republicans Can Put it Back Together

    01/26/2013 6:44:39 AM PST · by AnonymousConservative · 27 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Blog ^ | January 26th 2013 | Anonymous Conservative
    This post requires that an individual understand the concept of political ideology as an r or K-selected Reproductive Strategy, presented here, under the link r/K Selection Theory. Republicans are holding meetings now on how to move forward. A fundamental question is, how do we appeal to the Asians, Hispanics, Blacks, and whatever sub-group supposedly doesn’t like us of late. We will assume, for the sake of argument that the Republican Party, and the United States government is worth saving, which I will concede is arguable at this point. We will also assume that Republicans actually want to win, which, as...
  • The Escalating Effect

    01/15/2013 11:03:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Armstrong Williams
    Sometimes, looking at the political discourse in this country, I wonder if we really understand the ratchet effect of increasing government programs and power over time: unlike in business, unlike in nature, unlike in, well, real life -- failure is not punished, but at best ignored, at worst rewarded. Once a program is in place, it is almost impossible to repeal, even when Republicans obtain political power because voters become dependent on it. Progressives have known this for as long as they have been blowing up the bureaucracy. Congressman Henry Waxman famously said that, if it took losing a few...
  • President Obama Attacks Private Citizens

    01/10/2013 1:08:40 PM PST · by SpaceBar · 6 replies
    Weird Republic ^ | December 3, 2012 | Thomas Clough
    Armed with the intimidating powers of the SEC, the IRS and the Justice Department, which can fine, audit and indict citizens into oblivion, President Obama has taken to singling out the private-citizen donors of his opponents for special abuse. For example: One of Obama’s campaign websites posted a blurb titled “Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney’s donors,” which named eight private citizens, describing all of them as having “less-than-reputable records” and accusing them of being “on the wrong side of the law” and of profiting at “the expense of so many Americans.” The “crimes” that Team Obama refers...
  • Ad guru reveals why he sold Hamptons estate: I’m paying unfair price for working hard

    12/23/2012 1:33:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 23, 2012 | JERRY DELLA FEMINA
    I’m happy to pay my fair share — which is whatever the tax is right now. The thing about capital gains is, I made the investment. I put in the original money. The house cost $3 million and then I put in an additional $6 million because the house was in terrible shape. We added rooms, sections, areas, and basically it was my investment. When I bought that house I think Obama was in high school, and I certainly have paid taxes ever since. -snip Now I’m being told the right thing is to do more. And because I can...
  • America is now run by angry, feral adolescents fueled by hatred, jealousy and revenge

    12/21/2012 8:33:21 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/21/12 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Minority groups in America live better here than they do in other parts of the world. This is true for both Blacks and Hispanics. “Poor” in America is a description of at least lower middle class or better in many countries around the world. Yet when given a chance, these groups gladly plunged America into a dark and dangerous future to take their “revenge” against our nation. On first glance this lust for revenge seems counterintuitive. But closer examination explains this rage. Both groups are fueled by greed hatred jealousy and a thirst for revenge stoked to a roaring flame...
  • 185 Economists to Congress: "Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes Risk Economic Damage"

    12/13/2012 7:51:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    Note:  The following letter is co-signed by 185 of the nation's economists including Dr. Sanjai Bhagat, Provost Professor of Finance, University of Colorado, and Contributing Editor to A Line of Sight.  http://sanjaibhagat.com  Further information is available from the National Taxpayers Union, click here.  An Open Letter to Congress: December 11, 2012Dear Members of Congress:As the nation approaches the so-called "fiscal cliff," we, the undersigned economists, urge Congress to carefully consider the relative merits of tax increases and spending restraint. Increasing taxes would likely slow or reverse our nation's fragile economic recovery and undermine long-term growth. Restraining the growth of expenditures,...
  • The Bourgeoisie, It’s Their Fault, Pay Up And Save The Country

    12/11/2012 9:12:23 AM PST · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-11-12 | Skookum
    Last Week Was A Momentous Week For AmericaOur allies, our enemies, and many Americans were overwhelmed with emotion upon learning Anna Wintour, Vogue editor in Britain, former Assad PR gal, and Obama top bundler was being considered for an ambassadorship to London. Don't fret, the brits are underwhelmed at having an expert on designer fashions as their ambassador, and don't think for a minute that London doesn't come with Benghazi type dangers. From a State Department spokesman: "An ambassador serves at the pleasure of the president. It's a designation of the most qualified person. But it would be erroneous to...
  • A Victory for Demagoguery (America seems to be falling for Obama's class warfare campaign)

    12/11/2012 8:47:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2012 | Mona Charen
    I’m in the camp that believes Republicans have no choice but to agree to raise taxes on the top 2 percent of earners. The party has been successfully caricatured as the servant of the rich. This is unjust, yes, but justice is imperfect in this life. It’s political suicide for Republicans to stand fast on maintaining current rates for high earners even at the cost of raising taxes for everyone else. Imagine if we went over the fiscal cliff. In January, Obama would call upon Congress to pass a law restoring the tax rates for 98 percent of filers. What...
  • ...Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy

    11/28/2012 5:21:43 PM PST · by shove_it · 108 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 28 Nov 2012 | El Rushbo
    Full Headline = Sign of National Resentment for the American Way of Life: Kristof Angry About Private Generators During Sandy RUSH: Now, over the weekend, a columnist in the New York Times by the name of Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece. He's all upset about the electrical grid failing in the Northeast during Hurricane Sandy. But that's not what made him mad. What made him mad was the reliance that some people had on private generators. He was upset about that, that some people had them and other people didn't. Here's the short version, according to David French at National...