Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NOT LIKE THE UPPER EAST SIDE MOM I KNOW: And, the one I know has four children, private schools, and all the rest.

IT IS UNFORTUNATE CASHILL DOESN'T HAVE A WIDER FORUM:Jack Cashill has studied and written about Obama's life like no other. Why doesn't he have a wider audience is a legitimate question.  Most likely the answer is the people who voted for Obama don't care about what his past reflects on the man and the people who didn't vote for him intuitively know all this written by Cashill.

THIS IN A LIBERAL NEWSPAPER?:  As RR said: government's the problem not the answer. Whowever comes up with these ideas should be held accountable. Somehow we never know who's responsible.

WHAT'S NEW?:Another government failure; another misallocation of resources.

A RARE BRILLIANT PIECE FROM ALICIA, A REAL TALENT:Hard to believe this movement has prevailed as it does no one any good.

HANDS DOWN VDH IS THE MOST INSIGHTFUL HISTORIAN AROUND:This guy is no ivy tower intellectual who speaks in vacuous abstractions.

DO THEY CARE?: Sjnce they are morally obtuse of course they don't care. And let's not forget they are Progressives who really believe they are doing good by exercising power.  They are in reality a spiritual cancer with NO redeeming characteristics suitable to a functioning Democracy.

CRACK IN THE COST SCHEME?: Heard tuition at NYU is now $70,000. Is thisnpossible??

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME: Funny money has a way of destroying societies and then itself. Check out Venezuela.

BETWEEN BILL AYERS AND THIS CROWD THERE IS NO HOPE:Sounds like a breeding plan for terrorists like Ayers.

THIS POV IS MINE:The libs cannot stand success. That, BTW, includes Bill O'Reilly whom I heard dismiss the Iraq war out-of-hand.

INSIGHTFUL POV FROM INTELLIGENT COMMENTATOR This is quite a story. Indians don't exhibit manufacturing genius of Chinese.

CONDO HELL:Warning to condo owners!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday, May 21, 2015

AM CURRENTLY READING THIS BOOK: It is a fascinating book.

PROGRESSIVES REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY WANT:http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theanchoress/2015/05/23/85-years-ago-chesterton-nailed-the-boomers/  Ah yes, the perfectibility of man.  Working out real well now isn't it.  Let's remember the Communists and the Islamists both believe in the perfectibility of man.

MARXISM IS A MANY HEADED HYDRA:  WONDER WHAT ANY OF THESE CRYPTO-MARXISTS WOULD SAY ABOUT POVERTY IF CAPITALISM NEVER EVOLVED?

BECAUSE MARXISM HAS GLOBAL SUPPORT: This is the answer to the question Steven Hayward over at Power Line asks: “How is Liberation Theology Still a Thing?”  Liberation theology is a Marxist version of Catholic teaching, which views poverty through the lens of capitalist oppression, much like Black Liberation theology–of which President Obama’s pastor, Jeremiah Wright, is an adherent–views black poverty as a consequence of white, wealthy capitalist oppression of blacks.  As Hayward observes, yesterday’s front page New York Times story about Pope Francis’s actions to bring liberation theology out of the shadows, a subject I’ve I’ve written about before.  But in typical NYT fashion, the reporter fails to even seriously consider the deep Marxist undertones of liberation theology, much less what the Pope’s embrace of it might portend. The only mention of Marxism comes in this brief passage:
“With the end of the Cold War, he [Francis] began to see that liberation theology was not synonymous with Marxism, as many conservatives had claimed,” said Paul Vallely, author of “Pope Francis: Untying the Knots.” Argentina’s financial crisis in the early years of the 21st century also shaped his views, as he “began to see that economic systems, not just individuals, could be sinful,” Mr. Vallely added.
Since becoming pope, Francis has expressed strong criticism of capitalism, acknowledging that globalization has lifted many people from poverty but saying it has also created great disparities and “condemned many others to hunger.” He has warned, “Without a solution to the problems of the poor, we cannot resolve the problems of the world.”
Notice that liberation theology’s linkage to Marxism is dismissed offhand as a “conservative[] . . . claim.”  Yet in the next breath, the NYT reporter concedes that Pope Francis “has expressed strong criticism of capitalism.”  Hayward is right to ask why liberation theology is “still a thing,” but the answer is that it never stopped being a thing, because the Marxist ideology is alive and well, with powerful apologists or allies (even if not full-fledged adherents) in the Vatican, White House and beyond.


Monday, May 18, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

EGHADS, WHERE'S THE BOTTOM OF CORRUPTION?: This is all in keeping with the theory politics is business to Democrats 24/7.  And let's add, they don't want it regulated so they cannot cheat.

ABC, CBS, NBC, BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Their lockstep and protected market are reminiscent of Ford, GM, and Chrysler during the '50's and '60's.  Government provided and protected cartel has got to go, and fast.

CITY JOURNAL USUALLY GETS IT RIGHT:The corruption beat goes on.  I often wonder if any, ANY Clinton voters and supporters over the years really give a damn that these people define corruption and have from the very beginning.  "Ends justify means", as commies say.

MORE ON STEPHIE: Truly revolting. If corporate advertisers had any sense they'd pull the plug on this phony yesterday.

MORE REGULATIONS, MORE GOVERNMENT JOBS: But isn't that just the point???  Yes it is the point and it is going to keep getting worse until the system collapses from bureaucratic avoirdupois.

ECON 101 FROM THOMAS SOWELL: The kind of advice Obama could have if he had any sense about anything.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday, May9, 2015

SUNSHINE THE BEST DISINFECTANT?:  Crony capitalism at work.
There are many connections to be made between the corporate world all of them orchestrated and executed by lobbyists.  I would contend that lobbyists are in fact the engine of the corruption of capitalism.  It is the lobbyist who advances the interests of the corporate client by any legal means possible.  It is the lobbyist who plans and initiates regulations, tax laws, government influence or anything else that can influence federal action advancing the fortunes of his client usually at the expense of competitors, the functioning of the free market.

THE AUTHOR HAS IT ABOUT RIGHT: This is not brain surgery. Just ask Ben Carson.

ONE OF STEYN'S BEST PIECES: Very, very trenchant. Gotta love the But Boys, including O'Reilly.

PATHETIC: This is called feeding the beast of "white privilege" victimhood, and is utterly racist. When do these people grow up?

AND PEOPLE SAY THE USSR WASN'T IMPERIALIST? There are plenty of Communist still around, many in the environmental movement.

THEY DON'T CALL HIM MOONBEAM FOR NOTHING: You get the government you deserve and, the voters will get what they want, good and hard.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

CHARLEY HURT SAYS IT BEST:

All the mayhem unfolding in Baltimore is nothing short of an unspeakable American tragedy. Laid bare are the failures of cradle-to-grave social policies held so dear by politicians in both parties, but embraced and celebrated most lustily by Democrats.
These self-proclaimed Robin Hoods and do-gooders have issued open and unashamed invitations to the most vulnerable in society to become completely dependent upon government for everything from food to cellphones to home heating oil. Left in the wake is the utter annihilation of families and the destruction of cohesive neighborhoods.
Complete dependency comes at such a high and bitter cost. All in return for what really amounts to a sad pittance of welfare payments. It is a twisted mockery of the American dream.
All the while, urban hucksters skim off their take and politicians — drunk off their own florid false promises — clap one another on the back and congratulate one another for their “compassion” for the poor.
In truth, peddling welfare and total dependency upon the government is every bit as toxic as peddling meth and crack in these very same neighborhoods.
Actually, it is even worse than peddling drugs. Drugs most directly ensnare willing participants in an evil scheme. The government’s crushing welfare cartel dishonestly ensnares the best, brightest and most responsible of these neighborhoods — the very people who might otherwise be leading their families and neighbors into real prosperity and out of the dusty clutches of government welfare.
It has been more than six years of President Obama’s “progressive” policies and many, many decades more of the same “progressive” policies in Baltimore and Maryland.
Money pours into the city’s public education system — with negligible improvement. Corrupt and incompetent administrators waste the money and game the system as a job provider for adults rather than a means for educating children.
Reports reveal that President Obama’s “stimulus” program dumped some $467 million into Baltimore schools. To what end?
Things are so bad that the only halfway celebrated person in the past few weeks is a single mother who spied her son in a mask, tossing rocks and rioting. She marched over and into the mayhem and began violently punching, slapping and flailing her son on national television.
Perhaps understandable in a seriously detached sort of way. But also not exactly the sort of antics that would win anybody a mother of the year award if it happened in our own neighborhood.
Baltimore is a petri dish of liberal policies taken to their furthest extreme. If you are looking for liberalism’s idealistic utopia, it is BaltimoreBaltimore is as close to a perfect execution of all their most beloved policies. And now they want to handle all your health care needs — whether you want them to or not.
• Charles Hurt can be reached at charleshurt@live.com and on Twitter at @charleshurt.


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