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Seattle Socialist council member – “Take over factories … shut down profit-making machine”

On Nov. 6, I told you how Prop 1 in SeaTac, Washington passed, requiring businesses to pay a minimum wage of $15 and provide paid sick leave. Now, a Seattle City council member – who ran as a Socialist – suggested “workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine.”

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Could we finally be coming to the end of “twinkles”

Honestly, I wouldn’t bet on it, but if it is to be so, in a strange, awesomely macabre way, I will miss them. Their crazy demands, Marxist philosophy, anti capitalist slogans were not only entertaining but also head scratching as they carried on their protest with their capitalist tools … umm … computers. Read on. Read more

Political “correctness” gone awry: coming to the U.S.?

Whither goest Great Britain, so goest the United States?

Great Britain is increasingly becoming a small laboratory of extremist socialist engineering, a microcosm of where the liberal Democrats here want this country to go.  Think about it: welfare, single payer medicine, immigration, gun control, taxation and political correctness.  A Democrat’s utopia.  Now think about how this has all gone awry by going to its illogical extremes: a huge welfare state of government dependent families (including recent student riots when the tuition goes up), the reported horrors of mismanagement, large cuts and poor care in their hospitals, an immigration problem that has spawned self-segregating communities and partial implementation (or at least acceptance) of Sharia law, a disarmed society where criminals have more rights than non-criminals, a huge income tax rate with an enormous VAT piled on top of it, and extremes of political correctness, the latter on which I wish to comment.

Recently, The UK Mail reported how children as young as those in nursery school (around 3 years old) are “put on record for so-called hate crimes such as using the word ‘gaylord’.”   Further, “One youngster was accused of being racist for calling a boy ‘broccoli head’ and another was said to be homophobic for telling a teacher ‘this work is gay’.  Two primary school children were reported for homophobia after quarrelling over a rubber and calling each other ‘gay’  and ‘lesbian’.”  In other words, name calling.

Here is the best part:

In total, 34,000 nursery, primary and secondary pupils were effectively classed as bigots because of anti-bullying rules.

The school can keep the pupil’s name and ‘crime’ on file.

The record can be passed from primaries to secondaries or when a pupil moves between schools.

And if schools are asked for a pupil reference by a future employer or a university, the record could be used as the basis for it, meaning the pettiest of incidents has the potential to blight a child for life.  (emphasis mine)

Nice, huh?  And you thought those stories of a mark on your “permanent record” were just a myth.  You expect this sort of stuff in oppressive societies like China, Cuba or the old Soviet Union, but Great Britain?  Apparently so.

At what point does reporting of political correctness violations veer into the beginning s of a police state?  When does the British equivalent of the Dept. of Children and Families start seizing children to “save” them from households the government deems “unsafe” or “detrimental to the children”?  How long before the government uses the kids to squeal on the parents?

The big question: how long before this trickles down to this country?  How much of this is currently happening but remains (as yet) unreported by a complicit media?

Is it still a conspiracy theory when you see the trends in our country and see it actually happening in a close ally?  Remember who is in control of the educational system in this country.

Drill Brazil Drill

Some people might say that the Japan tsunami and the unrest in the middle east might be reasons enough to “drill baby, drill”. But that’s not how the left sees it. Certainly not Obama. As you will see, my take on this is simple. The President is being quite consistent when he urges Brazil to drill, but not the folks in Louisiana. Read more

The nanny state: we’ve turned adults into children

EU MP Daniel Hannan is talking about Europe after a generation of state sponsored sloth … but it is what awaits America. Good video. Read more

ACORN’s Bertha Lewis: Socialism is the right thing, TEA party is a bowel movement

I’m not sure how relevant the CEO of ACORN is anymore, but at least she’s not hiding her stripes. She attended a Young Democratic Socialists meeting in late March and said we are living in a time – referring to the TEA party movement – that will dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation.

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O’Reilly: Obama’s not a socialist, just President Johnson on steroids

Yeah, that makes me so much more comfortable. Well Newt has a tough problem not laughing thougout the entire interview. As it was, he still laughed plenty.

It started with Rush’s rant last week where a woman caller brought up O’Reilly’s name and Rush took a level only Rush could. He mocked Bill about his “fair and balanced” pander to the Obama administration … but Rush’s rant also included shots at Bill’s … umm … self awareness?

It must have struck a nerve because O’Reily spent the first half hour of his show asking a variety of guests if they thought Obama was a socialist. Newt was first up. Answer was classic. But as you listen you will notice that Bill continually confuses socialism with communism and totalitarianism. No Obama is not trying to confiscate private property … well not all private property (see GM, Chrysler, college loan industry, health care) but he believes in Government control that goes far beyond government regulation. But why let me tell you. Here’s Newt.

Not a socialist, just President Johnson on steroids. No, not quite. Johnson never had a pat czar and didn’t own a car company. But that’s just me. Comments welcome. I will likely touch on this, so if you have objections, make em known.

Another Czar, Another Radical

I suppose, at some point, this sort of thing will cease to be news — another Obama nominee gets the light shined upon them, another radical exposed.  Deja vu, all over again.

The U.S. should move in the direction of socialism but the country’s “white majority” opposes welfare since such programs largely would benefit minorities, especially blacks and Hispanics, argued President Obama’s newly confirmed regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein.

“The absence of a European-style social welfare state is certainly connected with the widespread perception among the white majority that the relevant programs would disproportionately benefit African Americans (and more recently Hispanics),” wrote Sunstein.

The Obama czar’s controversial comments were made in his 2004 book “The Second Bill of Rights,” which was obtained and reviewed by WND.

Get that, folks?  It has nothing to do with politics, policy or personal beliefs —  the only barrier to turning the United States into a “worker’s paradise” like the old Soviet Union — is racism…  The folks over at the Politico point out that Sunstein can’t be a radical, he’s a Harvard professor!  What I think this really suggests is that the folks over at the Politico just might need to get out a little more often… if they think that “radical” and “Harvard Law professor” are somehow completely mutually exclusive concepts.

Perhaps, just perhaps, were Mr. Sunstein actually paying attention to conditions in the old Soviet Union, that socialist utopia, or Maoist China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, etc., he might have noticed other reasons why socialism wasn’t all that popular a concept in the United States.  Even Western Europe’s experiments in soft socialism would be pipe-dreams without the NATO security guarantee — and they don’t always turn out all that well, like the NHS

Obligatory audio post – Reagan in 1961 on socialized government health care

I was listening to Howie Carr’s show yesterday afternoon and he featured an “interview” he had with Dutch concerning the government’s involvement in health care and the slow, but methodical implementation of a socialist structure into our culture. Here’s the audio from Carr, and Reagan’s full speech from 1961.

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Capitalism edges out socialism in poll – Video “Blame The Capitalists”

I am very surprised to see the results of this Rasmussen survey.
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