Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy Milton Friedman's Birthday Day Y'all

I think I've posted this video before, but it certainly bears repeating.

Milton Friedman would have been 100 years old today.  I see that William Jacobson over at Legal Insurrection has done likewise.

Please send this to anyone you know who thinks ...well, send it to anyone who thinks.  And send it to anyone who doesn't.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Jonah Goldberg & How Liberals Cheat In The War of Ideas

I keep stumbling on great videos to share.  So, share I will.

You are a racist or an ideologue or worthy of some other label, if only you fail to subjugate yourself to the greater "common good."  This is the same hogwash that Ayn Rand warned you of: that the collective is somehow superior to the Individual.

You'll find the Liberals' same semantical shell-game in The Little Blue Book.  It's just as it claims, a primer on how to close your mind to rational thought, and succumb to group-think collectivism.

Mike Vanderbeogh reminds us that the best way to defeat them is to first know them.  And TLBB is their user's manual.

As Mike points out, among other things, their book identifies "Four Effects of Extreme Conservatism" as justification for subscribing to Progressivism:

The Effect on Democracy- 
Extreme conservatism inflicts its damage in multiple venues: it chips away at democracy and the Public; it poisons the human spirit; and in the world community, it contributes to human agony and damages both America's standing in the world and America's friendships with other nations. Extreme conservatism is not merely about abortion, the size of government, or gun control. Extreme conservatism is an all-encompassing worldview, and its adherents want to bring into its compass the lives of every citizen. 
The consequence is intransigence, a refusal to compromise, a high level of aggression toward other moral views, and the ambition of total control by the ideology itself. (MBV note: Shucks, and here I just thought we wanted to be left alone by these nanny-state tyrants.) This intransigence showed up in the 2010 House of Representatives, controlled by extreme conservatives, who have refused to compromise with President Obama. Not only does their moral system not allow compromise, but extreme conservatives believe that if this intransigence leads to a nonfunctioning government, so much the better, since that would prove that government doesn't work. And if that leads to a failure to fund ongoing social programs, so much the better, since those programs need to go. 
Extreme conservatism's all-encompassing nature and ambition are usually hidden from view. Much of its work is done in think tanks, which are tasked to come up with strategic initiatives to take control of major areas of public life. . . At the same time, conservative communication experts find language for those initiatives that seems simple and intuitive but hides the major effect of the issue on American democracy and the public . . . Democracy is not just about government; it is about all areas of life: family, religion, education, and business. When extreme strict father values are imposed, extreme conservatism comes to run institutions of all sorts, including the following: 
Family: As we have seen, extreme strict father parenting is often destructive and abusive. Children in such situations, if they do not rebel, often grow up reproducing authoritarian family life and imposing it in other areas of their lives. Women who are natural nurturers may have a hard time speaking up when disagreeing in important matters. 
Religion: Extreme forms of conservative religion, whether Christianity, Judaism, or Islam, have authoritarian organizational structures . . .
Education: Extreme conservatism can occur in the classroom. . . Teaching is spoon-feeding: students are not taught how to think critically or how to think for themselves, but are taught to recite the right answers without questioning the teacher.
Continue beyond the fold to learn more of their presumed justification for opposing your individuality...

Friday, July 13, 2012

New Film By Dinesh D'Souza

Probably not really that big a deal that your messiah was mentored & nurtured by a Soviet Communist.  Right?

Even more disturbing is the possibility that the "father figure" in his autobiography is a "compressed" version of imaginary persons to hide the identity of the real father...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vanderboegh on Lou Dobbs' Show

Programming Alert kids:

Mike Vanderboegh & David Codrea will be on the Lou Dobbs Tonight show, 7PM Eastern this evening, on Fox Business Channel.  They'll be discussing the DC Bar malpractice(?) case against Eric Holder.

Don't get Fox Business Channel?

Demand it!

Seriously, folks.  Fox Business is all the good that is the Fox News network, without hardly any of the Shepard Smith drama-girling (and related nonsensical fluff).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

You Show Me Yours...I'll Show You Mine

Lil Debbie WassermanSchultz-her-face and David (the real Darth Vader) Axelrod have recently been heard bemoaning Mitt Romney's offshore holdings.  The point indirectly (and then more directly by the Obamamedia) asserting that unless he "comes clean" about the amounts and nature of those accounts, nobody can really know what's there or isn't there.

One of the montage of talking heads Hannity played yesterday had the nerve to ask, "if he's not willing to release his past tax filings, what does he have to hide?"

Well, yeah.  That's absolutely right.  Why in the world would anyone want to hide  their own hard-earned money from a rabidly confiscatory evermore-gluttonous federal government?  Sure beats me.

If I'm Mitt Romney and get asked about it, my response would be, "I'll be happy to give you every detail about those accounts...on the two following conditions.

"All the President has to do is rescind his Executive Order over the Fast & Furious documents and cooperate fully with the Congressional investigation, and I will submit every last detail regarding those accounts, when they were opened, and how much is in them.  Furthermore, I'll even give his campaign manager the access codes for the largest of them as soon as Eric Holder is arrested for his role in the facility and ensuing coverup of Fast & Furious."

Quid Pro Quo, assholes.  After all, if he's not willing to release those documents, just as you've all said, what does he have to hide?

Monday, July 2, 2012

John Roberts: Your Slavemaster

To suggest that the Chief Justice is like a plantation owner, might be a stretch.  But the visage of him as Slave-boat Captain is pretty accurate, for he's the one that last Thursday delivered you to your new owners.

Get this straight kids: The Obamacare "law" is the most unlawful monstrosity to ever come out of the legislative process in this country.  Ever.

Every facet of it is meant to expand government's intrusive reach into the lives of individuals.  Its raison d'etre is to facillitate more authority for them, and less independence for you and me.  You are not as free as you were prior to last week.  The concept of Liberty is a thing of the past.  You're no longer a citizen, and that's if you could even call yourself that last Wednesday.

You're a subject.

John Roberts pretends that he has preserved the legislative process, that it isn't/wasn't his responsibility to protect the citizens from the consequences of their bad voting-booth choices.  But the fact of the matter is that, yes, it is his job to do exactly that.

Once you and I cast our vote, we have very little legal recourse until four years hence to hold those electees accountable.  Without safety nets in place, like the US Supreme Court's duty to uphold the Consitution, those elected representatives can pass any self-serving nonsense they choose.  In fact, when it became apparent that we'd trusted the wrong sort of folks in 2010, we did our part by kicking many of them (those enablers of the more-insideous power-mongers) right out of office.

What Roberts did was far worse than simply uphold the Obamacare Law.  He validated it as a tax, and in so doing, validated the notion that the Federal Government has absolute authority to dream up any tax for any behavior or activity or lack thereof.  And for him to do that, regardless of his motivations, he had to turn a blind eye to the Framers' intent.

If you don't believe that, then please tell me: Which of those Founding Fathers would endorse Roberts' written opinion?

We didn't just tell the crooks in Washington DC to get out, back in 2010.  We told everyone involved that we didn't like what they'd foisted on us.  The Harry Reids and Nancy Pelosis and Barry Obamas have pretended to not hear that message.  Obviously, John Roberts isn't listening, either.

Instead of following the Constitution, or heeding the wishes of the people, they've doubled down on their big-government schemes.

And we're forced to likewise double down on our resistance to them...

Join Americans For Prosperity.

As I mentioned above, we have pretty much lost any legal remedy to this legislation, except for perhaps the coming election.  The House & Senate have proven to us that they will gravitate toward whatever improves their power and status.  The President is the most corrupt and inept buffoon we've ever elected.  And the fail-safe backstop to protect this country's people from their government has spinelessly thumbed its nose at us.

The most despicable aspect of this is that Roberts' manipulation of the Constitution (which by the way, isn't his to manipulate), is its newly created precedent for future courts to do likewise!

I heard Rush put it this way: "It's like your neighborhood chief of police held a press conference and stood at the podium and said to you and everyone in your community, 'From now on, I'm going to be working with the bad guys...against YOU.'"

Is there any question that we are now living in a post-Constitutional America?

When your elected representatives feather their own nests, in direct opposition to your clear objections, and the President places himself above the law and due process, and his Justice Department refuses to enforce some laws, stretches the definition of others, files suit against states to support fraudulent voting processes and lies to Congress about a murderous operation, and the Supreme Court, whose basic responsibility is to uphold the US Constitution does just the opposite, ladies and gentlemen, there no longer IS a law of the land.

This upcoming election is likely to be the last one that stands any chance of being a meaningful one.