Regulate, Bail Out, Nationalize: Is the energy industry in the cross hairs?
from: http://www.bitsytheblog.blogspot.com/ Regulate, Bail Out, Nationalize Is the energy industry in the cross hairs? One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary.” —Ayn Rand, 1975 Despite the tanking | Read More »
Barack Obama and Gordon Brown: Surrounded by crisis, “opportunity.”
Cross posted to The Political Class. The Left is threatening our freedom by using the downturn to bolster the power of the state, says Janet Daley of the Telegraph: The story so far: some capitalists behaved very badly. While this was going on, the socialists didn’t ask questions because they were too busy spending the receipts that flowed from that behaviour. Now, the socialists – | Read More »
Moderates in the Taliban?
“There may be opportunities to reach out to moderates in the Taliban, but the situation in Afghanistan is more complicated than the challenges the American military faced in Iraq, Obama said.” The above quote from President Obama puzzles me. I don’t know that there are any “moderates” in the Taliban. What exactly constitutes a moderate? Is it someone that just wants to kill some of | Read More »
Obama shocked that reporter from NY Times asked him if he is a socialist – Obama too afraid to quack.
Note to the kool-aid drinking leftists out there. The NY Times reporter tried to jump in and save him.
“Is there anything wrong with saying, ‘Yes’?” a Times reporter pressed.
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Forget Socialism – Say Hello to Communism
There has been much talk in the media – especially the new media, about Obama and his administration leading us down the road to socialism. I say forget socialism – we are already at communism. Reading an article on AmericanThinker.com last week, (here) I was alerted to a pamphlet the Communist Party USA prepared for the 2008 election. If you actually have the guts to | Read More »
The Freedom To Dissent, Is Obama Trying To Kill It
Since taking office, Barack Obama has taken many actions which are in stark disagreement with a great deal of Americans. From economic to moral issues Obama has given executive orders and/or lobbied for and seen passed legislation that has created deficits that have surpassed every administration in our history and there is no end in sight. In speeches he has created gloom and doom scenarios | Read More »
Georgia’s Jim Marshall Going Soft on Illegal Aliens
Rick Goddard, the Republican Eighth Congressional District challenger from Georgia and Jim Marshall, the Democratic incumbent, articulated essentially the same views on illegal immigration during the recent election. One would not have known this from the attack ads that Congressman Marshall ran against Goddard, which claimed that Goddard was “soft” on illegals. It is difficult to understand how folks in the Eighth District could have bought | Read More »
Obama tries to kill charities
We are all aware that Barack Obama is on the path to move the USA towards his vision of a socialist paradise. Hidden in Obama’s budget proposal is another plan to raise taxes – but this time it’s being done on the backs of those who are trying to help the needy and unfortunate: charities. His budget proposal calls for reducing the deductibility of charitable | Read More »
The Tide Against Obama
I heard a joke the other day that goes like this. ” Obama, Biden, Pelosi and Reid were riding together in one car. They soon crossed a bridge over a rain swollen river. A flash flood hit, washing the bridge and the car over a waterfall. Who survived ? ” The answer and punchline to the joke is, “America.” After laughing and re-telling the story | Read More »
Obama Sets Out His Plan – “We,” Means Government
Government, government and more government. In an address before a joint session of Congress, Obama spelled out his plan for his first year in office. While not a true State of the Union Address since Obama has only been in office a little over one month, as with all new Presidents he used the opportunity to present the laundry list for a new administration. Throughout | Read More »
A Contrived Crisis? – You Decide
Through a series of supposedly random but arguably deliberate chain of events, America is poised to jettison 220 years of a free market system called capitalism, in favor of the tried and failed system of socialism. This writer, and others, are now starting to question how we reached this point.Last summer, as McCain and Obama were in the midst of their campaigns to capture the | Read More »
Barack Obama Ignores Wall Street Declines To Justify Take Over
The crisis began well before the collapse last Fall. The huge housing and mortgage bubble created by the escalation of bad loans and irresponsible lending practices was destined to collapse and it did just in time for the Presidential election of 2008, helping to put Barack Obama in the White House, the Democrats in almost unstoppable control in Congress and sending a ripple effect throughout | Read More »
Oval Office “A Step Down” For Obama As He Outspends FDR
El Rushbo reported this week that the media has taken their worship of the most merciful Barack Messiah Obama, savior of the world, to new levels. It seems that being a community organizer and a part-time U.S. Senator for 13 seconds is a bigger job than the leader of the Free World as ABC’s Jim Moran had this tidbit to offer: In some ways, Barack | Read More »
Czech president compares EU to Soviet Union
Cross posted to The Political Class. Buy that man a beer! BRUSSELS – The European Union has turned into an undemocratic and elitist project comparable to the Communist dictatorships of eastern Europe that forbade alternative thinking, Czech President Vaclav Klaus told the European Parliament on Thursday. Klaus, whose country now holds the rotating EU presidency, set out a scathing attack on the EU project and | Read More »