Archive for the 'libtopia' Category

Where the “abolition of want” leads

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Today’s must read piece is The New Britannia by Mark Steyn. This is the logical dead end of the Nanny State. When William Beveridge laid out his blueprint for the British welfare regime in 1942, his goal was the “abolition of want” to be accomplished by “co-operation between the State and the individual.” In attempting [...]

Rick Santelli, Take Two

Monday, August 8th, 2011

CNBC’s Rick Santelli, an early voice for the teaparty, cut loose another great rant today on the state of the US “leadership”:

Civility — Democrat-Style, Last Week.

Monday, August 8th, 2011

(Hat tip: @EWErickson at redstate.com) Watch excerpts from Obama’s speech on the Gabby Gifford shooting (the “civility” speech) interspersed with comments from Democrats in the last week.

Judge Judy — “This is what we’re creating.” Know what I’m sayin’?

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Judge Judy reveals a young, college student for the moocher he really is. “That’s what we’re creating…him.” We’re experiencing an embedding problem with this video. Use this link.

Video: Small Businesswoman tells Obama to “Apologize!”

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

(Hat tip: Weasel Zippers) It needed to be said. I’m not so sure she’s correct about this Administration not having a “plan”, however. Cloward-Piven, for example.

Obama is No Lincoln

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Check out Jonah Goldberg’s observations on Obama’s Towering Inferno, aka the debt ceiling “debate”. Imagine you’re in a burning office building. Obama’s plan for getting out alive: “Okay, you guys break up into different groups and come up with a series of proposals about how we get out of the building. I will then negotiate [...]

Communism is Heavy

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Jon Stewart on the debt ceiling debate: The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

Watch for the day when it becomes, marked: ‘Account overdrawn.’

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

This wonderful Michael Ramirez cartoon fits nicely with this small excerpt from Francisco’s Money Speech in Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”: “Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when [...]

Ship of Fools

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Liberals give children a bad name

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

There are lots of children in Wisconsin schools, but they’re not sitting in desks. They are called “teachers” when they’re doing their job and not abusing sick leave to throw a temper tantrum at the capitol (I say “teachers” in quotes because I refuse to dishonor real teachers.) These union thugs have proven, as if [...]

Constitutionalism

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Don’t miss Charles Krauthammer’s article in today’s National Review, Constitutionalism: Americans are in the midst of a great national debate over the power, scope, and reach of the government established by that document. The debate was sparked by the current administration’s bold push for government expansion — a massive fiscal stimulus, Obamacare, financial regulation, and [...]

Calling a Spade a Spade

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Stanley Kurtz, author of Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, exposes the new organization, No Labels, founded by David Frum and William Galston. Here’s an excerpt from Kurtz’s article in National Review Online, David Frum, Speech Policeman: All Galston and Frum have done is to make explicit — and reinforce — [...]

A Sleeping Giant

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” At the dramatic conclusion of Tora! Tora! Tora!, a reflective Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto delivers this summation of the successful attack on Pearl Harbor. As it turns out, it’s likely not an actual quotation of Yamamoto’s. [...]

Is Obama Selling Judgeships for Healthcare Votes?

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

It’s now clear that this whole Obamacare charade comes down to getting the House to approve the Senate’s bill. It’s all in the House now. Do not underestimate the tactics that the Chicago thugs in the Obama administration will employ to get the votes. If you thought Mary Landrieu’s “Louisiana Purchase” or Ben Nelson’s “Cornhusker [...]

Here’s your “change”: a centrally-planned economy

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Andy Stern — the head thug at the SEIU — has been appointed to Obama’s Deficit Reduction Panel. So, what does Andy Stern have to say about the role of the Obama administration in “changing” America? Check out this video. Some nice quotes: “and clearly government has a major opportunity to distribute wealth.” “So all [...]

The most important link that nobody is discussing

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Transformation by Andy McCarthy. Andy McCarthy is a damn smart man who explains a secret truth. So few understand it, least of all the Republicans. * * * UPDATE: Well, it appears that Andy’s post is getting the attention it deserves after all. Writing at the Corner, Jonah Goldberg (a hero of this blog, by [...]

Why Even Bother?

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Mark Steyn has a post from this weekend that is a must-read. In When Responsibility Doesn’t Pay, Steyn compares the crisis in Greece (and the EU in general) with California. Will the US wake up and paddle to shore before we plunge over the falls, or will we paddle even harder to catch up with [...]

Only $533,000 per Job

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The Heritage Foundation’s Rea Hederman and Brian Riedl break down the numbers on “stimulus” spending and jobs. Stimulus Success: At Only $533,000 per Job: The Associated Press is touting an estimate posted on the federal government’s Recovery.org website that $16 billion in stimulus contract spending has created or saved 30,000 jobs. So using the White [...]

Tom Friedman’s Selective Outrage

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Paul at powerline has a great piece on the hypocrisy and stupidity of NY Times columnist Tom Friedman’s latest column. “Why Tom Friedman should have followed his alleged instincts” starts with an excerpt from Pete Wehner: I’ve written before about the importance of civility in public discourse and the need for what has been called [...]

The Audacity of Hos

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

John Stewart on the ACORN Pimp-Gate. Finally, someone — a fake journalist — is calling the MSM on it’s complete incompetence in being scooped by a 20 and a 25-year old on a $3000 budget. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c