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  • Jimmy Carter’s legacy hovers over grandson’s run

    11/30/2013 5:49:40 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 29NOV2013 | Katie Gluek
    Five days after Jason Carter jumped into the Georgia governor’s race, his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, delivered a speech urging a ban on the death penalty. Within hours, the newly minted candidate felt compelled to issue a retort: while he loves his grandfather, he told a reporter, “I believe in the death penalty for heinous crimes, and that won’t change when I’m governor.” The episode spoke to the benefit and potential burden of the Carter surname for the upstart Democratic state senator, who is waging a long-shot bid to unseat first-term Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. Practically everyone in the...
  • Thanks, Chris Matthews, But You Can Keep It

    07/24/2013 8:25:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 7/23/13 | Hassan Nurullah
    I am sure there will be many commentaries from the right this weekend opening with Chris Matthew’s self-righteous apology on behalf of “all white people” for the incidents of racial profiling black men have had to endure in the United States. As a Christian American black man, I feel the need to respond individually to Mr. Matthews: You can keep it! I am not interested in empty gestures. “But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden.” Galatians 6:4,5 I...
  • The Collectivist Mind Game, Part 1: Demonizing the Non-Compliant

    01/22/2013 8:40:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/22/13 | Oleg Atbashian
    In the libertarian sci-fi classic, "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress," Robert A. Heinlein describes a successful revolution of the individualistic, free-market-oriented residents of the Moon against the Earth's tyrannical big government. The ins and outs of agitating and organizing the masses to fight the oppressive Authority feel just as realistic as the finer points of everyday life in the underground Lunar cities of the future. The proposed revolutionary scenario could even serve as a workable model for similar real-life endeavors, if only the renowned futurist author hadn't neglected to factor in the immanent function of any oppressive regime: systemic...
  • Civil War (From the ruins of Rome)

    08/20/2011 12:25:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | August 20, 2011 | none stated
    "As I walked through the ruins of mighty Rome, I saw not only what 2,000 years has done to them, but what 2,000 more years will do to us. What is left of mighty Rome, is a glimpse into our own mortality." -- Ruins of Rome. What a terrible thing, Brother, is a civil war. One week your dominion is at peace, the enemy on all borders has been subdued, the army is draining marshes for farmland and repairing fortifications, the Emperor is satisfied, and the Church is expanding; then with one fell blow, one ill-advised order from on high,...
  • A Broad-Based Solution to Our Energy Problem(Leftist Brave New World)

    04/21/2011 8:48:54 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 1 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | April 20,2011 | Ben Adler
    link only http://prospect.org/cs/articles?article=whether_we_drill_or_not_its_time_to_ask_more_questions#
  • Glenn Beck TV Thread July 13th 2010

    07/13/2010 1:40:05 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 67 replies · 2+ views
    FOX news Glenn Beck ^ | July 13th 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck TV thread July 13th 2010 Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Stand. Never give up. Never give in. We are another day closer to the 2010 elections. All Beckerheads, infidels, sick twisted freaks, ilks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread.
  • Anger ahead when the fog clears on Obama's power grabs

    07/18/2009 10:55:53 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 16 replies · 957+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19,2009 | Diane West
    In explaining the full White House press on government-controlled health care, top Obama strategist David Axelrod could have been describing the Obama White House m.o. in general: "Ultimately, this is not about a process, it's about results." Which is just another way of saying the ends justify the means. B
  • Hilarious Video of NYU Student Thug Disobedience Coming to an End

    02/24/2009 7:41:16 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 16 replies · 833+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 24 Feb 09 | EC
    These little Che Guevaras and Obamas finally ran everyone's patience at NYU to an end. highlights are: spouting the usual mob-rule collectivist nonsense about "democratic process," threatening the administration, shouts of "police brutality," and, my personal favorite, trying to tell the security and police staffs what they can and cannot do..It's classic collectivist nonsense. If I came away with anything from this video, it's that I do not want my kids to go to NYU. What a bunch of snotty little Ches.
  • Pure Hate

    01/26/2009 11:13:17 AM PST · by AngryCapitalist · 1 replies · 263+ views
    The Hostile Oppositiob ^ | 1-26-09 | The Angry Capitalist
    The cloth from which a man is cut can be determined in many ways; one can examine his worth to society by analysis of his products and thereby his contribution to its elevation or one may evaluate the overall happiness he tends to exude and generate a favorable unfavorable opinion. The methods of analysis are endless and vary greatly in degrees of accuracy. That being said, if one wants to truly evaluate a man in order to conclude his innermost workings the deduction is best conducted during heights of celebration. Here, when he is most confident of himself, feasting on...
  • Obama Calls for 'Grand Bargain' on Economy: 'Everybody's Going to Have to Give'

    01/10/2009 9:10:12 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 140 replies · 3,547+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 10, 2009 | George Stephanopoulos
    In my exclusive interview with Barack Obama airing tomorrow on This Week, the president-elect told me that fixing our economy over the long term will require sacrifice from every American and scaling back some of his campaign promises. "Our challenge is going to be identifying what works and putting more money into that, eliminating things that don’t work, and making things that we have more efficient. But I’m not suggesting, George, I want to be realistic here, not everything that we talked about during the campaign are we going to be able to do on the pace we had hoped,"...
  • Are We Headed Toward a New Collectivist State ? (Consequences of our financial meltdown)

    09/20/2008 3:57:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 160+ views
    Human Events ^ | Sept 20,2008 | Mark Skousen
    “We have outlived the short-term and are suffering from the long-run consequences of [Keynesian government] policies.” --Ludwig von Mises --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1918, at the end of the First World War, Randolph Bourne wrote his famous line, "War is the health of the state." Now, 90 years later, in the midst of a financial world war, we can expand that quote to say, "A Wall Street crisis is the health of the state." What! The SEC under Republican “conservative” Chris Cox bans short selling. The Bush adminstration and Congress seek to create a new Resolution Trust Corp. to buy up and...
  • Interactive Collective Quiz

    03/08/2008 7:32:44 AM PST · by DFG · 9 replies · 639+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 03.08/08 | The People's Cube
    Quiz GUESS WHICH COLLECTIVIST SAID IT... ... and find out on which side of the gulag fence you'll be tomorrow. (Warning: some questions are more equal than others, and some answers will make you want to slap yourself upside the head with a shovel).
  • Women 'falling for Obama'

    02/12/2008 8:02:55 AM PST · by Sig Sauer P220 · 191 replies · 64+ views
    News 24 ^ | 02/12/08 | Unknown
    College Park, Maryland - You can see it in their flushed-face smiles and hear it in their screams. They say the phenomenon is difficult to describe, but once they experience it they tell their friends, sisters, mothers and daughters, and they come back for more if they can.
  • MORE ON THE FASCIST RESONANCES IN OBAMA

    02/12/2008 8:37:34 AM PST · by thomasjefferson1215 · 11 replies · 140+ views
    I note that someone else has seen the similarities between Obama's campaign and the campaigns of Adolf Hitler. So I thought I might put up a few more quotes about Hitler's appeal that sound very much like Obama's: As this writer noted: When brainwashers spoke to Germans after the war, as part of efforts to "psychoanalyze'' the Nazi experience, they found few remembered any specific content in Hitler's speeches. Almost all could remember being part of the experience, if they were in attendance, and most remembered the "excitement'' in listening to them on the radio. The words 'hypnotic'' and "mesmerizing''...
  • Clinton: We take your things for the common good

    04/03/2007 4:05:22 PM PDT · by sdnet · 46 replies · 2,496+ views
    SmallGovTimes.com ^ | April 3rd, 2007 | Steve Adcock, SmallGovTimes.com
    Speaking in 2004 to a crowd of wealthy democratic supporters during a fund raising event in San Francisco, Hillary Clinton spoke the very words that illustrate the intentions of the government so very well. "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." While those words were spoken three years ago, they are just as important today. They represent not just the Democrat party's strong commitment to the redistribution of wealth rightfully earned by the American people, it provides insight into the focus that our politicians have in running our nation. It highlights the precise...
  • The powerless have always been targets of eminent domain

    03/25/2007 9:19:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies · 611+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | March 25, 2007 | Steven Greenhut
    Isn't that nice? The city of Manhattan Beach is renaming an oceanfront park, Bruces' Beach, after Charles A. and Willa Bruce, an African-American couple who had purchased the land in 1912 and developed it into a beachfront resort in the 1920s. The Bruces were driven off their land in the mid-1920s, according to a Los Angeles Times article last week, after city officials became uncomfortable with the idea of numerous black people sunbathing and dining at Bruces' Lodge. At the urging of the local community, the officials discovered a compelling public interest in creating a public park on that very...
  • Venezuela to nationalize 'absolutely all' energy sector

    01/16/2007 8:16:52 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 45 replies · 1,127+ views
    CNN Money ^ | Jan. 14, 2007 | Reuters
    Chávez tells parliament: 'We have decided to nationalize the whole Venezuelan energy and electricity sector, all of it, absolutely all.' Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said on Saturday the country's entire energy sector had to be nationalized, reinforcing his socialist revolution and possibly giving himself more targets for state take-over. But he said he would permit foreign firms to hold minority stakes in energy deals. The president was reinaugurated this week for a term that runs through 2013. Chávez has already pursued oil and gas projects and power utilities but on Saturday left no leeway for a private company to hold...
  • Byline, Ellsworth Toohey (MSM's depiction of Bush policies)

    07/15/2005 3:11:26 PM PDT · by cchandler · 3 replies · 223+ views
    I've been searching for the perfect way to describe the fashion that the liberal press covers the Bush Administration, conservatives and their policies. It's always been difficult, because journalists continually adapt their approaches to maximize insult and injury. Sometimes they try to imply guilt by association. Other times they report rumors and innuendo as fact. They often underreport or completely ignore stories that favor the Administration, and then over-hype anything that can be seen as damaging. But I finally realized that I have seen this kind of mass manipulation before. As a matter of fact, it was thoroughly depicted over...
  • John Kerry's Other Vietnam War

    10/31/2004 2:53:36 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 4 replies · 539+ views
    National Review ^ | Oct. 31, 2004 | Dr. Stephen Morris
    John Kerry has fought this election campaign as a political moderate. Certainly his main foreign-policy advisers are moderate Democrats. But that campaign posture disguises his 34-year record in public life which produced no legislative achievement, but featured a well-documented obsession with Vietnam and Cambodia that continues to the present day. [...] But what has been largely overlooked in Kerry's 1971 speech is that he also supported the Vietnamese Communist cause, mouthing every plank of their political platform as his own. He not only favored immediate unconditional withdrawal of American troops, and creation of a coalition government. He also denounced the...
  • FAMILY VALUES

  • National Character: The Quest for Sainthood.

    11/04/2003 6:19:18 PM PST · by aynfan · 8 replies · 295+ views
    Author | 11-04-03 | Robert Wolf
    National Character: The Quest for Sainthood. By Robert Wolf There is a theory that national behavior is an amplification of the aggregate behavior of its individual citizens, i.e., that the political macrocosm is a reflection of the microcosm. The theory should not startle anyone, historians and public leaders have spoken and written about ‘national character’ for a centuries and have concluded that individual responsibility and morality can not be divorced from good government. Transubstantiation Does government transform society or is it society that transforms government? When Progressives and others lovers of the collectives chide government over its inability to transform...
  • Bully

    06/21/2003 6:35:18 AM PDT · by Davis · 8 replies · 198+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | June 21, 2003 | Trentino
    Early this month, Bill Moyers, the zillionaire PBS contractor, implored a gathering of Democratic faithful to Take Back America. His speech generated applause far greater than those of any of the presidential hopefuls on the program. Mr. Moyers's version of US history is cockeyed, his diagnosis of social ills is absurd, and his prescription for their cure is preposterous. Moyers claims to be a populist, but he has contempt for the people. We have been duped, see, and are captives of the "ruling class" who exploit and immiserate us. We are unaware of the depredations of the oligarchy, have been...
  • THE GREAT FEMINIST LIE

    04/26/2003 1:12:51 PM PDT · by BurkesLaw · 9 replies · 206+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | April 25, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    "Woman as victim" is one of the Great Lies of our time. Those who care about women's welfare should correct the damage done by this lie because, today more than ever, women need to acknowledge their power and take control of their lives. Nothing has felt secure since 9-11. Global tensions spin out of control, terrorism means that no one is safely a civilian, the news is filled with photos of Iraqi children who break your heart and leave you feeling powerless to affect anything. You can click off the TV for time-out but another uncertainty is more difficult to...
  • Third Way in Campaign 2002

    06/06/2002 6:54:31 PM PDT · by corsair · 5 replies · 271+ views
    DLC/PPI ^ | June 1, 1998 | Democratic Leadership Council and Progressive Policy Institute
    DLC/PPI | Fact Sheet | June 1, 1998 About The Third Way America and the world have changed dramatically in the closing decades of the 20th century. The industrial order of the 20th century is rapidly yielding to the networked "New Economy" of the 21st century. Our political and governing systems, however, have lagged behind the rest of society in adapting to these seismic shifts. They remain stuck in the left-right debates and the top-down bureaucracies of the industrial past. The Democratic Leadership Council, and its affiliated think tank the Progressive Policy Institute, have been catalysts for modernizing politics and...