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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:04 PM

Judge Napolitano: How to get fired from Fox in under 5 mins

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The Peasants Are Revolting

It is no fun being a member of the GOP establishment these days. Another upstart has pulled off a surprise victory, this time in Nebraska. Shades of Indiana! Even worse, Sarah Palin's endorsement seems to have made a big difference.
The peasants are revolting! And nominating their candidates for the Senate.


Someone named Deb Fischer -- nobody at the National Press Club ever heard of her -- won the Republican primary.



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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:05 PM

Why Hasn't Poverty Been Eliminated?

There are currently 126 separate federal anti-poverty (welfare) programs

The federal government lays out $44,544 for a “poor” family of three, and that state and local governments throw in another $20,610. This means that a family of three can, in theory, get $67,154 from the government in housing, health care, food, and cash assistance

What are we getting for our $668 billion a year? It’s certainly not a reduction in poverty. Combine the federal largesse with the $284 billion spent by state and local governments and we are handing out almost $1 trillion a year. Since the beginning of the Great Society in 1965, we’ve increased our combined anti-poverty spending threefold as a percentage of GDP, yet the overall poverty rate has stayed constant with only a modest dip during the mid-1990’s as a result of the welfare reform bill.


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:26 PM

The Power of Cool

There is no Occupy Wall Street protest at Facebook headquarters. Just as there are none at Oprah’s house or the residence of Leonardo DiCaprio,
despite their take each year of between $50 and $100 million.


Cool capitalists are immune from the neo-Marxist critique of capitalism.

We simply don’t mind that Google and Facebook rake in billions, but we despise Exxon and Archer Daniels Midland for doing the same. It is not that we need social networking and Internet searches more than food and fuel,
but rather that we have the impression that cool zillionaires in flipflops are good while uncool ones in wingtips are quite bad.

Cool is now America’s holy grail that allows the elite and the rich not just to pursue and enjoy nice things, but to trash others who do the same.



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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:16 AM

The Power of Cool

There is no Occupy Wall Street protest at Facebook headquarters. Just as there are none at Oprah’s house or the residence of Leonardo DiCaprio,
despite their take each year of between $50 and $100 million.


Cool capitalists are immune from the neo-Marxist critique of capitalism.

We simply don’t mind that Google and Facebook rake in billions, but we despise Exxon and Archer Daniels Midland for doing the same. It is not that we need social networking and Internet searches more than food and fuel,
but rather that we have the impression that cool zillionaires in flipflops are good while uncool ones in wingtips are quite bad.

Cool is now America’s holy grail that allows the elite and the rich not just to pursue and enjoy nice things, but to trash others who do the same.



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Posted 27 May 2012 - 02:23 AM

I agree that stopping parents from beating their children is SO WRONG. Parents hould be able to beat their children with sticks or canes or whips whenever they think is right. Not only that, but like Muslim parents, they should have the right to kill their daughters if they don't marry the man picked out for them. What are these Democrats thinking. It's obscene that governments can interfere in parental control. Of course if wives don't obey orders, they too should be snuffed. What's wrong with these lefties. Let's fix it by turning hard right. Right on.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:29 AM

The Power of Cool

The Power of Sports vs The Power of Animal Rights

Famous athletes, whether black, white, or brown—such as Kobe Bryant (Lakers), Ben Roethlisberger (Steelers), or Mark Sanchez (Jets)—routinely escape prison time when charged with sexual assault.
But Heaven forbid that a superstar abuse a dog. Quarterback Michael Vick spent 20 months in prison for dogfighting. A high-testosterone, lowbrow kid from the projects, Vick likely pictured himself,
in his own dim way, as a Hemingwayesque sportsman. Yet in today’s convoluted racial climate, Vick would have been safer raping a blonde.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:12 AM

Judge Napolitano: How to get fired from Fox in under 5 mins

The Peasants Are Revolting

The Peasant Revolt Moves to Wisconsin

A Walker victory will expose for all to see the dirty little secret of the power of public-sector unions in America: It depends on having the government collect union dues from every employee’s paycheck, and turning the dues over to the unions without the employee’s consent. No other private entity in America — no charity, no association, no company — can do that.

The key to Walker’s surprising level of union support is that labor has broken into two camps that have competing interests.
Governor Chris Christie, a strong Walker supporter, sees the split within labor as the most underreported story in American politics.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:39 AM

[The Peasant Revolt Moves to Wisconsin

A Walker victory will expose for all to see the dirty little secret of the power of public-sector unions in America: It depends on having the government collect union dues from every employee’s paycheck, and turning the dues over to the unions without the employee’s consent. No other private entity in America — no charity, no association, no company — can do that.

The greatest threat to self-government comes from the tendency of democracies to become barnacled with special interests that vote themselves more benefits than society can afford.
This is the crisis of the modern entitlement state, which is unfolding from California to Illinois, Greece, Italy and even Washington. Wisconsin is a critical test of whether democracies
can reform before the crisis becomes debilitating.




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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:13 PM

Europe’s Screwed Generation and America’s

As the boomers have held on to generous jobs and benefits, their children have given up on raising families

In Madrid you see them on the streets, jobless, aimless, often bearing college degrees but working as cabbies, baristas, street performers, or—more often—not at all. In Spain as in Greece,
nearly half of the adults under 25 don’t work.

Call them the screwed generation, the victims of expansive welfare states and the massive structural debt charged by their parents. In virtually every developed country, and increasingly
in developing ones, they include not only the usual victims, the undereducated and recent immigrants, but also the college-educated.



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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:23 PM

NY TO LIMIT ARRESTS FOR POT

Jail overflows with 17 oz. COKE drinkers. :lol:

Edited by Rogerdodger, 04 June 2012 - 10:24 PM.