Monday, April 25, 2011

ANSWER Coalition Pushes Socialism in Schools

The Stalinist, Workers-of-the-World-Unite, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition is once again coming out of the woodwork. This time the goal is to recruit Junior High School students to defeat capitalism and join the workers paradise.

The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition began in 2001 under the leadership of comrade Ramsey Clark, the former Carter Administration Attorney General (big surprise there). Whether promoting world communism, defending North Korea, standing firm with the unions in Wisconsin, or boycotting Israel, when the cause is nefarious, there’s a good chance that A.N.S.W.E.R. will be involved.

In this video, A.N.S.W.E.R. is once again on stage, this time standing tall with Democratic North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan as she crows about her support for the institutionalized theft of the American taxpayer, known as Pigford. For those not familiar, Pigford is a multibillion dollar settlement by the Department of Agriculture, predicated on the baseless claims of racism.

It seems inconceivable, but Senator Kay Hagan's campaign is actually promoting this on YouTube! (We’ll let you know when they decide to take it down).

Friday, April 22, 2011

Citizen Videos Check Power of Rogue Police

In his latest show on FoxBusiness, John Stossel refutes the absurd claim that police have an inherent right to privacy while at work. In a number of some states, including California, Connecticut, Florida, and Massachusetts, it's a crime to make a video of a policeman making an arrest. But as Stossel points out, police work for the public, they're paid with tax money, and they have enormous power—lethal power.

Those of us who comprehend Lord Acton’s statement--"power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely"--understand that the potential for abuse among police is great.

The Stossel video (7:50 minutes) is worth watching in full.  Reason Magazine Senior Editor, Radley Balko, demonstrates a new video technology that stores live video on a secure server, so even if a policeman confiscates the camera, the video survives.

As we have seen throughout the rise of the Tea Party movement, citizen videos are an indispensable tool in combating power of the state.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Tax & Spend Machine Takes Over

At least two years after most sentient Americans have known what the ruling class has been perpetrating upon us, S&P has declared that the spending gig is over. But has the machine taken over? Has the devil’s pact between the redistribution demagogues, the elites of academia, Hollywood, and the media who spread the propaganda, the crony capitalists who collude with the state, and the takers of society who re-elect their benefactors—overwhelmed us?

Like Hal in this haunting scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey, perhaps the machine cannot be turned off.

Stanley Kubrick's 2001 espouses a fear of technology, a common theme in Hollywood. Yet America’s greatest threat turns out not to be technology, but man’s nature. Control disguised as altruism. Envy & greed disguised as fairness. We knew that self government—a constitutional Republic—was an experiment; even a long shot.

Can America’s only hope, the media-vilified Tea Party, beat the machine? Real working families—not the union bums cheered for by Obama and ordered by Trumka to wreak havoc—but working men and women who pull their own weight under the crushing burden of the machine, have woken up and ordered Hal to stop. Ordered the machine to stop spending.
“I’m sorry Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that…this mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it”.
Will we be able to pull the plug on spending?

This article also appears today on BIG GOVERNMENT.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Feminists' Equal Pay Charade

Today is Equal Pay Day, so named by the National Committee for Pay Equity, which represents feminist groups like NOW and the National Council of Women's Organizations. According to Marxist-feminist logic, women have to work through April 12 before they earn what men already earned the year before.  Carrie Lukas, Executive Director of the Independent Women's Forum, debunks this charade in full here.  Women actually earn more, but in a sense, that is beside the point. 

As is predictable, progressives of all stripes mistakenly attribute the unknown (and often unknowable) reasons for differences in individual and group performances and outcomes to discrimination.

Feminists, like Unions, and the NAACP are an outdated notion. Each may have had had a noble origin, but as Eric Hoffer (The True Believers) said, "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and then a racket."  Feminisim has been a racket for some time.

In the 70s it was reported that women owned about 60% of the wealth of the country, controlled 90% of the purchasing power and lived 10 years longer than men. And they wanted equality?

Friday, April 8, 2011

This is What Democracy Looks Like!

Will JoAnne Kloppenburg take back her victory speech now that her razor thin lead of 204 votes has turned to an insurmountable deficit of more than 7,500 votes? Since this is beyond the margin required for a mandatory recount, the unions better up their dues...this will be expensive.

A Great Victory for Wisconsin and America!

Krugman: American Racism Thwarts Socialist Utopia

Collectivist and hero of the left, Paul Krugman, ponders why America is not the European socialist utopia he yearns for. The Professor's Nobel prize worthy answer: Racism  

Is there any doubt that Krugman belongs on the New Axis of Evil list?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The New Axis of Evil Revisited

In November of 2010, I wrote about the New Axis of Evil. Upon reflection, I think it’s a pretty good list.

Here's my original list.
  1. Old Media (ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, NPR, NY Times)
  2. Engorged Public Unions (SEIU, NEA, AFSCME)
  3. Global Socialist Elites (Robert McChesney, Andy Stern, George Soros)
  4. Liberal “Think” Tanks (Media Matters, Center for American Progress, ThinkProgress)
  5. America Hating Academics (Noam Chomsky, Paul Krugman )
  6. Professional Victims Groups (La Raza, CAIR, NAACP, NOW)
  7. Community Disorganizers & Activists (ACORN, Code Pink, ACLU)
  8. Environmental Redistributionists (Greenpeace, EDF)
  9. Social Justice Preachers (Jeremiah Wright, Reverend Jim Wallis)
  10. Progressive Hollywood Elites (Oliver Stone, Sean Penn)
  11. Bloated Federal Bureaucracy (DOE, DOA, TSA)
  12. Public/Private Colluders (AARP, Government Motors, Goldman Sachs)
Not sure about the Goldman Sachs example, though. I included Goldman after learning how much they donated to Obama and the Democrats in 2008 and because of all of those Democratic Goldman Alumni in positions of power lording over us—former NJ Governor Jon Corzine being a prime example.

Liberals generally hate to use the word evil (except when talking about George Bush or the Tea Party). I discuss why the term evil is most apt in describing these leftists in my original article…
“Perhaps the most perverse characteristic of the new axis of evil is its disdain for the individual. Without exception, they seek to usurp power traditionally reserved for individuals in order to empower the state, which, of course, funds their mischief. This, I believe, gets us closer to why this band of misfits is not merely wrong, but evil. The Greek philosopher Plotinus described evil as the negation of the good. When individuals’ are allowed the freedom to make the crucial decisions that affect their own lives, and held responsible for these decisions, they have control over their own destiny, and this is the primary ingredient in living happy,  satisfying, and meaningful lives.”   [Read the full story here…]

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Creative Genius of Dave Brubeck

Lest we forget, freedom is not just the mother of productivity and wealth, but also of creativity. Jazz is truly one of the uniquely American forms of art, and the greatness of those who created it wasn't borne out of grants from the NEA. Jazz emerged from the creative spark in the hearts of its performers and their love for their art, and we're the better for it. So, in honor of April being Jazz Appreciation Month…here is Brubeck’s classic, Take Five.

Happy listening!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Economic Illiterate Springsteen Criticizes Christie

Does anyone really care that the Boss doesn’t agree with Chris Christie on much? To give credence to the economically illiterate Springsteen in areas of public policy would be like…paying to see me perform at Giant Stadium.

Springsteen voiced his support for a hard left critique of Chris Christie's policies, by Michael Symons in the Asbury Park Press. Symons’ piece has every liberal cliché in the book, from lambasting millionaires for not paying their “fair share” to racism as the motivation behind the cuts in government services.

NJ was very nearly bankrupted by the trifecta of a Democratic legislature, an uber leftist Judiciary and union puppet, Democratic Governor (Jon Corzine). Never mind that the very policies the Boss supports are the cause of NJ's demise and of the State's need to drastically cut government services.

Chris Christie is the best thing to happen to NJ in decades. Unless, of course, you are a Teacher, Policeman, Firefighter, or someone else feeding at the public trough…or just an out-of-touch, leftist like Springsteen.