» Posts in the Statism Category:

 

Unhinged #NCpol Dems: What liberal NC professors think of opposing viewpoints

Posted by: ST on September 21, 2013 at 10:47 am » 8 Comments

College Fix’s Ben Smith files this report on the recent “Scholars’ for North Carolina’s Future” gathering held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prepare for much New Tone: CHAPEL HILL – Abortion safety laws make it “more dangerous for the black woman’s body.” Republican lawmakers “want kids to die.” Conservatives “are trying […]

 

The potential threat to liberty in driverless cars

Posted by: Phineas on September 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Yesterday, I wrote about the European Union proposal to mandate speed governors on all cars, which would be automated to force a driver to slow down, should he exceed the legal speed limit. As an aside, I mentioned the trend toward driverless cars and the potential for state control of those.  (And hacking, let’s […]

 

Socialist French government finds there really is such a thing as being “overtaxed”

Posted by: ST on August 24, 2013 at 11:20 am » 7 Comments

Via the UK Telegraph comes a report that France’s Socialist government, famous for burdening their “rich” with extraordinarily high taxs, have come to the conclusion that they can’t tax their people (the rich and middle class) anymore without bleeding them dry (via Memeorandum) : France’s Socialist government has admitted that the country cannot cope with any […]

 

Democrat congressman accidentally honest with public

Posted by: Phineas on August 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’m sure Rep. Ellison will get an earful from Minority Leader Pelosi for giving the game away: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a gathering of Democrats, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.” So, there you have it. It’s not your money; it’s […]

 

On Detroit, bankruptcy, and President Obama

Posted by: ST on July 18, 2013 at 7:12 pm » 7 Comments

An October 2012 tweet from our celebrity President: Obama: “I wasn't going to let Detroit go bankrupt. Or Toledo go bankrupt. Or Lordstown go bankrupt. I bet on American workers.” — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 26, 2012 The story on what happened today, via Fox News: Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. […]

 

Mongolian Nazi Greens!!

Posted by: Phineas on July 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas As in headlines that make you say “huh?” Mongolian Neo-Nazis rebrand as environmentalists to harass foreign business Mongolian neo-Nazis have latched on to environmentalism as a way new way to fight the influence of foreigners in the country. The group Tsagaan Khass, or the White Swastika, is now one of several neo-Nazi groups […]

 

Churchill understood what Progressives want

Posted by: Phineas on May 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s a heckuva busy day today with little time for posting, but I have to share this gem via Steven Hayward at Power Line. It’s an excerpt from a longer quote from Winston Churchill’s closing speech in the 1945 General Election, which the Conservatives sadly lost. Read these two paragraphs, and tell me if […]

 

Oh, no. This won’t set off conservative and libertarian alarm bells at all.

Posted by: Phineas on May 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I mean, what’s so threatening about a biometric database of all adult Americans being in the immigration bill, citizen? The immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous […]

 

3D printed guns scare progressives, so of course they want to ban them

Posted by: Phineas on May 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because the future is frightening. First, a BBC news video to show you what the fuss is all about: The Telegraph describes it thus: Instructions for making The Liberator, a plastic handgun that could escape detection by conventional airport security, were today made freely available to download from the internet by anti-government […]

 

Corker: Watt heading Federal Housing Finance Agency = “fox guarding the hen house”

Posted by: ST on May 1, 2013 at 7:48 pm » 3 Comments

As you’ve probably already heard, in the latest example of this administration’s naked cronyism (THIS WEEK), President Obama has nominated my Congressman in Name Only – Mel Watt – to oversee the Federal Housing Finance Agency.   The nomination has already sparked controversy, and for good reasons: President Barack Obama nominated Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., as […]