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Must Reads For The Week 1/5/19

January 6, 2019

First On Nancy Pelosi’s Agenda: Attacking Free Expression, by David Harsanyi, at thefederalist.com. Pelosi wants to pass campaign finance legislation that: “Empowers the state to allocate money to preferred donors and dissuade non preferred donors. But Government financed campaigns have been something of a hobbyhorse in progressive circles. Setting aside the many Constitutional concerns, the recent abuses by the IRS when tasked with regulating political speech demonstrates just how easy it is for bureaucrats to manipulate rules meant to govern speech. These are rules that shouldn’t exist, period.”

California Women’s March Cancelled For Being “Overwhelmingly White“, at zerohedge.com. For what cause are these women marching? Do white women, black women and latina women march for different causes? Why are Asian women not mentioned in the article? Are we leaving out transgendered and lesbian women. You need a score card to figure out on which rungs of the diversity ladder these different women’s groups should be placed.

NBC’s Chuck Todd: “We’re Not Going To Give TV Time To Climate Deniers“, at zerohedge.com. Scientist Chuck Todd said: “The science is settled, even if political opinion is not.” I think he has that backward. The politically correct opinion on climate change is settled, even though the science is not.

After Introducing Mass Migration To Europe, Germany Now Bribing Foreigners To Leave, at zerohedge.com. If you want to see where mass migration leads, look at Europe.

D.C. Statehood Gets A Boost From House Leadership, by Jenna Portnoy, at washingtonpost.com. Of course the D.C. swamp wants two more Senate seats that are assured to be filled by individuals who will be protectors of big government central planning.

Antifa Exposed: “Angry White People With Money”, at zerohedge.com. Kevin D. Williamson tells us about his on-the-ground report of the Portland antifa movement.

Congressswomen Flees From Reporters Asking About “Impeach The Motherfu#*er” Comment, at zerohedge.com. Don’t you think most of our politicians use salty language like this? Of course they do. But occasionally they slip up and get recorded using curse words. The only thing I want is for the press to either report all of the situations like this or none of them regardless of the politicians party. Treat both parties equally. Of course that will never happen.

When Democratic Compromise Fails: Kosher Slaughter Outlawed In Belgium, by Ryan McMaken, at mises.org. Excerpt from the article:  “Throughout most of the West, of course, we’re all taught from an early age that “democracy” will allow everything to work itself out. The parties in conflict will enter into “dialogue,” will arrive at a “compromise” and then everyone will be happy and at peace in the end.”

“But, that’s not how it works in real life. While there are some areas for compromise that can be found around the edges of issues such as moral values and ethnic identity, the fact is that in the end, kosher meats are either legal or they’re not. Circumcision is either legal or it’s not. Abortion is either legal or it’s not. Muslim head coverings are either legal or they’re not.”

“After all, if one group of people believes that a 3-month-old fetus is a parasite that has trespassed against the mother, those people are going to find little room for compromise with a group of people who think the same fetus is a person deserving legal protection.”

The Cure For Poverty, by Henry Hazlitt, at mises.org. So what is the cure? Free Market Capitalism! Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Capitalism in the advanced countries has already , it bears repeating, conquered mass poverty, as that was know throughout human history and almost everywhere, until a change began to be noticeable sometime about the middle of the eighteenth century. Capitalism will continue to eliminate mass poverty in ore and more places and to an increasingly market extent if it is merely permitted to do so.”

“The Paradox of Relief states: “The richer the community, the less the need for relief, but the more it is able to provide; the poorer the community, the greater the need for relief, but the less it is able to provide.”

“And this in turn is merely another way of pointing out that relief, or redistribution of income, voluntary or coerced, is never the true solution of poverty, but at best a makeshift, which may mask the disease and mitigate the pain, but provides no basic cure. Moreover, government relief tends to prolong and intensify the very disease it seeks to cure.

 

SATIRICAL HEADLINES

Democrats Vow To Somehow Surpass Republicans In Messing Everything Up, at babylonbee.com. Excerpt from the article: “In a speech Thursday, returning Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi committed to her constituents and the nation at large that she’d lead Congress in accelerating the nation toward its inevitable doom even faster than the Republicans have.”

Opinion: Trump Is Doing The Right Thing, But He’s doing It As Trump, Which Means It’s Still Bad, at babylonbee.com.

More Bison Looking For Work As Yellowstone Park Closed For Government Shutdown, at babylonbee.com.

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Must Reads For The Week 12/26/15

December 25, 2015

“This” Is Who We Are: Two Medal Of Honor Vets Passed Away This Month, at tammybruce.com. We are a nation of immigrants. These are great stories.

Hillary Admits There’s A Problem With Obamacare, at tammybruce.com. Hillary admits that there were incentives that discourage full-time employment. We all knew that before the thing was passed. Quoting a friend of mine, “one of us in this conversation is a real dumb ass!”

Kentucky Lowers The Minimum Wage, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Newly elected Governor Matt Bevin lowered the minimum wage of government workers and contractors. He said “Wage rates ideally would be setablished by the demands of the labor market instead of being set by the government,”. A lot of work went into getting Bevin elected. And as much as some on our side think politics isn’t the best use of our time, the fight for liberty must be fought on all fronts. Bevins election may not have happened if Ron Paul had not run for president.

Democrats And Totalitarianism, by Kevin D. Williamson, at nationalreview.com. Excerpt from the article: “Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell asked John Kerry whether Charles and David Koch, two libertarian political activists, should be considered – his remarkable words – “an enemy of the state.” He posed the same question about Exxon, and John Kerry, who could have been president of the US, said that he looked forward to the seizure of Exxon’s assets for the crime of “proselytizing” impermissibly about the question of global warming.” Make no mistake about the totalitarian tendencies of all politicians in general and establishment Democrats in particular. They don’t want any opposition to their plans. Anyone from the private sector who gets in their way will have to deal with the full weight of government force and media propaganda. If you don’t believe me read this, Senator: Use RICO Laws To Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics, at theweeklystandard.com.

Federal Court Says Government Can’t Censor Trademarks, Could Save Redskins, at libertarianrepublic.com. This will probably be pushed all the way to the Supreme Court, and then all bets are off.

Oberlin College Students: Cafeteria Food Is Racist, at thedailybeast.com. The students are saying the food is racially inauthentic, and therefore a form of micro-aggression. These pusillanimous students have never experienced real micro-aggression like I did from my mom when I wouldn’t eat my dinner. Why do we allow such foolishness to be taken seriously?

Germans Scramble To Buy Amid Nationwide Spike In Migrant-Driven Crime, at zerohedge.com. No comment necessary.

Minneapolis – American ISIS Terrorist Who Sought To Shoot Down Planes, Worked At Airport, at realcourage.org. This guy worked at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport as a baggage handler, a company that de-iced planes, and a company that handled jet fuel. And the TSA is worried about passengers?

Which Is Better The Mafia Or The Government, at thelibertarianrepublic.com. “What would you rather have organized crime or unorganized crime?”