Category: The Rise of the Nanny State

Return of the Pillories and Four People We Should Put in Them Today

Return of the Pillories and Four People We Should Put in Them Today

| April 11, 2013 | 4 Replies

Once upon a time, we had a way to punish miscreants who broke minor laws or did something so amazingly stupid that the community felt a need to make a public example of them so that others would be less inclined to break the law or be quite so dumb. Pillories. The stocks. Public shame […]

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Aw, Who Needs Police, Ambulances, Generators, Food, and Water Anyhow?

Aw, Who Needs Police, Ambulances, Generators, Food, and Water Anyhow?

| November 2, 2012 | Reply

Maybe it’s not fair to say that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become so much like a crazed Roman Emperor that he’s going to put his horse on the city council, but he does have the whole “give them bread and circuses” thing down pat. He stood up today to defend his decision to hold […]

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Barack Obama, a Teacher's Best Friend*

Barack Obama, a Teacher's Best Friend*

| September 20, 2012 | Reply

Did you build that? You did not. You did not build that at all. Quite frankly, you should be ashamed for taking credit for work you didn’t do and money you clearly didn’t earn. Now go to your room and think about what you’ve done. Thief. (via Kurt Schlichter, whose Twitter feed is the only […]

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So, About that Romney Video…

So, About that Romney Video…

| September 18, 2012 | 2 Replies

What Romney video, you who do not spend 18 hours a day watching the never-ending journalistic beclownment that is the political news cycle may ask? Well, let me tell you. Back, in May, a couple of weeks before Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination, he held a fundraiser hosted by a hedge fund manager (Yes, […]

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The Delivery Presents – The New Ownership Society and A Visit from @AHMalcolm

The Delivery Presents – The New Ownership Society and A Visit from @AHMalcolm

| September 12, 2012 | Reply

The entire story of the Democratic National Convention was “The Government is your Master”. To be sure, they said it more kindly and in ways that soft-pedaled the obligations and enhanced all the goodies you will get from Big Nanny for a short while, but there it is. That this message is fundamentally un-American should […]

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Welcome to the Democratic National Convention, America. Now Remember Who You Belong To!

Welcome to the Democratic National Convention, America. Now Remember Who You Belong To!

| September 5, 2012 | 1 Reply

I’ve said before the unofficial motto of the Democratic Party the past few decades could be summed up in Benito Mussolini’s famous definition of totalitarianism, “Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state”. Tonight, the video that opened the Democratic National Convention proved that once and for all. Here is a […]

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The Truth Behind President Obama's Attack on Success

The Truth Behind President Obama's Attack on Success

| July 17, 2012 | 11 Replies

Last Friday, President Obama gave a speech in Roanoake, VA in which he excoriated business owners and the “successful” for their rampant greed and confronted them with the truth about how they built their businesses. The short answer? They didn’t build a darned thing. We built it for them. And by “we”, Barack Obama means […]

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So What's a Few Crucifixions, If It Keeps Everyone in Line?

So What's a Few Crucifixions, If It Keeps Everyone in Line?

| May 1, 2012 | Reply

When we last saw the EPA’s Al “Crucify ‘Em All and Let Obama Sort ‘Em Out” Armendariz, he was stuttering his way through a mea culpa like Jackie Gleason through an episode of The Honeymooners. Today, he finally got his story straight, well, straight enough to know that his candid speech two years ago was […]

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A Four Minute Primer on How to Destroy America

A Four Minute Primer on How to Destroy America

| April 24, 2012 | Reply

Let’s imagine you wanted to bring the greatest nation in the history of the world to its knees without taking on its formidable military or rousing its people greatly. What might you do? A new group called Free Market America lays out a pretty solid plan to get it done. Their video must have been […]

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You're Not a Boiling Frog, But You Might As Well Be.

You're Not a Boiling Frog, But You Might As Well Be.

| February 27, 2012 | 3 Replies

What it going to be? Grab the pitchforks and torches, or slowly submit to the authority of jumped-up bureaucrats who hassle you simply because they can?

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