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(Video) Jonah Goldberg on the real meaning of “social justice”

Posted by: Phineas on March 25, 2014 at 1:27 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas “Social justice” is one of those phrases the left loves: stripped of all precision, it means whatever progressives want it to mean — raising the minimum wage, economic redistribution, “rights” for this or that group, etc. It forms a hot mess of unrelated issues, until you see he common thread behind it: […]

 

Bogus attacks on Paul Ryan provide disturbing window into liberal groupthink

Posted by: ST on March 19, 2014 at 11:41 am » 4 Comments

Commentary’s Peter Wehner provides a thought-provoking must-read/call to arms against the bogus and despicable attacks Rep. Paul Ryan and others like him trying to tackle the poverty issue routinely receive from Democrat movers and shakers who would rather demagogue the issue for political gain than work together towards resolving it (hat tip): And now, as […]

 

On birthday parties, income inequality, and big government

Posted by: Phineas on January 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, in all the excitement of the NFL’s “championship weekend” the featured the 49ers thrilling come-from-ahead loss in Seattle (1), I forgot it was Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday. You can bet she didn’t forget, though, enjoying a lavish party attended by 500 celebrities and political stars. An intimate soirée, in other words. […]

 

#Obamacare Follies: Calorie info on all vending machines

Posted by: Phineas on January 3, 2014 at 2:13 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Nancy Pelosi once said we’d have to pass the ACA bill in order to find out what’s in it. The latest escapee from Pandora’s box? Vending machine operators across the nation now must display calorie information for every item stocked on each and every machine. That’s about five million machines, btw: The […]

 

Naked socialism makes inroads in Seattle w/ election of #OWS Socialist

Posted by: ST on November 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm » 9 Comments

The Associated Press reports that an Occupy Wall Street protester who publicly identified herself as a Socialist while running to serve on the city council in Seattle has won the election (via Memeorandum): SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history. Kshama Sawant’s lead […]

 

#Obamacare: VA Democrat calls for making physicians serfs of the State

Posted by: Phineas on November 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas What was it I was saying yesterday about ownership of one’s own time and labor being essential to a free man or woman? Oh, yeah: Nothing you pay money for is an inherent, natural right. To declare health care a “right” everyone is entitled to, you have to take from someone else, […]

 

Fascist NYT editorial board: #ObamaMisspoke on #Obamacare – but your old plan sucked anyway

Posted by: ST on November 3, 2013 at 11:06 am » 7 Comments

(Monday AM Update: The thread title has been changed to something even more fitting of what the NYT editorial board wrote.  –ST ) Unsurprisingly, the editorial page at the New York Times has lined up with other far left fascists when it comes to who makes decisions on the type of healthcare insurance plan you […]

 

Naked Fascism: The real story behind the liberal “defenses” of #Obamacare

Posted by: ST on November 1, 2013 at 3:32 pm » 5 Comments

Since I wrote my piece detailing how “progressive activist” and Obama tool Sally Kohn lectured millions of Americans who have lost their health insurance plans as a result of Obamacare that it was a “good thing” that was happening, I’ve noticed a similar theme/excuse-making from other liberals on the same issue.   As a refresher, […]

 

The Obamacare chronicles: Building the moocher class, subsidy by subsidy

Posted by: Phineas on October 14, 2013 at 4:17 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’ve talked before about the perverse incentives built into Obamacare (Browse this category for more examples), but those have been largely about the incentives provided to businesses to cut hours and stop hiring full-time workers thanks to the onerous burdens imposed by the ACA. But now we have an example from the other […]

 

Obamacare’s doctored coverage: destroying the private insurance market

Posted by: Phineas on October 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas I linked this in my last post, but it really deserves top-level billing of its own as a picture-perfect example of how Obamacare harms, not helps, the middle classes. Redondo Beach resident Steve Duschene has bought his own insurance on the individual market for several years now and has had to deal […]