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3/26/16

Examples Are Not Definitions


By Grant Davies

We all need to know the definitions of political systems so we can spot them when we see them. For a long time I have described our own system as having evolved into fascism , mostly as people rolled their eyes.

Here is the definition I have used to dispel the false notion that what the Nazis were defines what we should think of when we see fascism. While it is an example, it is not the definition.

"Capitalism is a system where property is privately owned and privately controlled. Communism is a system where property is collectively owned and government controlled. Socialism is a system where property is government owned and government controlled. Fascism is a system where property is privately owned and government controlled."

Now I have come across this article by Dr Thomas Sowell, written in 2012, which explains it nicely.

The question is: which politicians in today's news cycle are fascists? As it turns out, most are.


Socialist or Fascist

Thomas Sowell | Jun 12, 2012


It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a "socialist." He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy.

But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard definition of socialism.

What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.

Read the rest HERE at Townhall.com






I don't see a fascist behind every tree, just the tree on the White House lawn. - Me


2/25/16

Election Thoughts - Ten Seconds Worth

By Grant Davies

A few thoughts, bullet point style.



  • The Democrat Party has been co-opted by the lunatic left. 
  • The GOP has been co-opted by a lunatic. 
  • The one good thing that seems to be happening is the demise of these two parties.
  • Maybe we can start again if they crumble into well deserved dust. 
  • Change can be a messy process. 
  • Maybe even gruesome.
  • Comments are welcome.

2/11/16

Bernie Must Be Furious


By Grant Davies


When commenting on a Face Book thread describing how Hillary gets more delegates after having her fat ass handed to her in New Hampshire by Bernie the Socialist, a person pointed out the irony.

He said, "Bernie must be furious that a small group of people could take something he rightfully earned and redistribute it to somebody else that they feel deserves it more, even though that person didn't rightfully earn it."

Perfect! Just effen perfect!




1/5/16

Obama Gets Today's Whopper Award


By Grant Davies

I know it's not a revelation that politicians lie. Among others, Obama has told a ton of whoppers. But I just started this feature recently so let's just deal with the one that happened today. 

It was featured on my Face-Book feed under the title, "The biggest gun control lie Obama is selling" on the website RARE.

I'll let the article speak for itself instead of pretending I did a lot of background investigation myself. You can decide for yourself if it merits "The Whopper of the Day Award." 

But since I'm the editor of this huge blog, I declare it to be so. I will post only the beginning of the article in order to comply with the "fair use" provisions of the copy-write law.   You can read the rest of the short article at the link.




"Let’s break this down in all the many places this is totally wrong.

First and foremost, Obama’s suggestion that felons (violent or otherwise) can purchase a firearm is untrue. It is illegal for a felon to buy or own a gun. Full stop. Even more, there are legal consequences for anyone who sells or gives guns to a felon or any prohibited person.

You’d think the president and his cadre of policy makers would be aware of this most basic gun law, but somehow they’ve completely ignored it. We’re not off to a good start.

Next, buying a gun on the Internet is not like shopping at Amazon or Ebay. When you purchase a firearm from a dealer, it is not shipped to your door with a ribbon on top. Rather, you must ship it to a federally licensed dealer and go through the normal background check.

The gun, magazines, and any other accessories must be legal in your state. There is no loophole. It is a lie to say otherwise."

12/2/15

The Whopper of the Day

By Grant Davies

Recently I read an article on the Cato at Liberty blog. It was titled "Paris Whopper of the Day: The Sahara Is Expanding." 

The author, Patrick J Michaels, points out a huge lie that was told by some African leaders to the President of France at the conference in Paris.

It's not shocking that they lied. The idea that climate change alarmists will start to quote the lie until it becomes true in the minds of a gullible public is what's shocking.

You can read the short article at the link if you choose. But the real point for me was an idea for a feature on this blog called The Whopper of the Day. Maybe we should do a reader participation feature once in a while based on submissions from you folks when you see whoppers being told without the teller even blinking an eye.

John Kass of the Chicago Tribune writes regularly about the MOUTZA of the month. It's based on the suggestions of readers who nominate deserving people or ideas they find in the news. I'll let you read up on what a Moutza is if you feel inclined. But suffice it to say, it's not an honor.

It might be fun to expose some Whopper lies or even to discuss whether something actually is a lie. So decide if you want to submit them when you see them and I'll act as the final arbiter of the biggest whoppers.

We might even give an award to the best submission. Perhaps a hearty handclasp or a mention of your name so the huge audience of this blog can admire you.

Maybe we will use this image to honor those who submit the best examples of Whoppers.


I'd be lying if I told you this will become the next big thing on the net and go viral. In fact, that would be a Whopper.