Making “Socialist” a Dirty Word Again
I’ve put off writing this long enough. Some weeks back while I was abroad St George posted a piece about Liberals “not of the Left” here at RS, which I’d written back in ’07. As far back as I can remember I’ve sent off an annual ceremonial email to Rush Limbaugh for his misuse of this term, reminding him that not all liberals are “of | Read More »
Progressives, The Coffee Klatch and the Easy Road Most Taken to Fascism
After the Nazis fell in 1945 the world paused to wonder how the world’s finest scientists, legal and moral philosophers and doctors could have been seduced to the dark side. Turns out it was easy. Germany boasted the finest scientists in the world, its doctors looked upon as gods. Germany, not Greece, was the home of modern philosophy. Its legal profession was unexcelled. By the | Read More »
Progressivism is a symptom of a more insidious disease
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine advised treating a disease of the patient holistically (as a whole; spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically) not as a series of parts or as separate issues. Maintaining wellness is the primary goal with extreme measures as a last resort. You try not to cut out an appendix or a liver, etc., until you understand how they got dis-eased in | Read More »
Liberals Not of the Left
In Mr Bushmills’ absence I’m redesigning the Sands Institute website this week, adding an archival reference library, incorporating links to many pieces found here on RedState. I also will try to revamp and update the Great American Zeroes site, to extend beyond the sin of lying to include other forms of bureaucratic misconduct.- StG Originally published at TownHall.com in the fall of 2007. VB thought, | Read More »
Obama Lies at an 8th-Grade Level
Funny, I thought it would have been much higher than that: (via HotAir) However, a Smart Politics analysis of nearly 70 oral State of the Union Addresses since the mid-1930s finds the text of Obama’s speech on Wednesday evening to have one of the lowest scores on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test ever recorded by a U.S. President. The Flesch-Kincaid test is designed to assess the | Read More »
Worse Than Expected? Who Are These Idiots Who Manage The Expectations Around Here?
Believe it or not, there was actually some good news in yesterday’s meh employment report. Hourly earnings increased by 0.2 percent. Other than that, imagine you were rooting for UT last night – after Colt McCoy went down with the bum shoulder. In other words, you should have known how this was destined to turn out. However, expectations were not well pegged to reality. The | Read More »
Worker’s Motherland, a progressive song for the Midwinter Festival
To the tune of Winter Wonderland Shift bells ring, are you listening, In the streets, blood is glistening. Revolution in sight, We’re toiling tonight. Progressing to the workers’ motherland. Gone away is our history, Here to stay is equal misery. We sing labor’s song, As we go along, Progressing to the workers’ motherland. In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he | Read More »
Its not about Health Care. Its about Power.
What is it that the Left promises? Yes, I know, but free energy from unicorn farts IS mythical. Well, then again, so is most of what the Left says is mythical…..but I digress. The Progressives promise more efficient government services. The Progressives promise that the government will help you. The Progressives promise that THEY will save you through the power of this or that government | Read More »
Exporting/Expanding BLUE-ism… shaping elections to come.
Exporting/expanding BLUE-ism (Liberal, Progressive, Socialist, politics)…. Shaping the Electoral Maps of the future…. All of this aside from the growth of illegal activities (read: ACORN, Liberal Judges in ultra-Liberal Districts ordering Polls to remain open late [Early- (and the new Late-) Voting trends], and other [Voting Psychology (Bandwagon and other effects) coupled with MSM bias attempts to mold/shape turnout] hi-jinks) to pad Democrat vote totals… | Read More »
, Blue States
, New York
, Voter Fraud
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is a screamer. A rabid, frothing-at-the-mouth, wild-eyed, arm waving screamer. But The Nation is calling him their “Most Valuable Progressive.” Progressive? Sure. Valuable? Who are they kidding? Maybe the most volatile progressive. That would be an MVP award more appropriate for him. As a House member of 16 years, what piece of legislation did he ever get passed? He got the post office in | Read More »