Archive for the ‘a time for choosing’ Category

Part One: Taking Fame and Casting Blame

Zo examines a liberal meme that blames conservatives and credits liberals for a list of policies and issues in American history.

Zo also points to the cowardice of democrats trying to throw people off the scent of their rotten history by trying to switch labels to stigmatize conservatives. Are you going to let democrats twist and paint what conservatism is?

Part Two: Switching Labels and Telling Fables

Zo continues with his examination of a liberal meme that blames conservatives and credits liberals for a list of policies and issues in American history.

Zo further points out the cowardice of democrats trying to This is part 3 of 4 of Zo’s examination of a liberal meme that blames conservatives and credits liberals for a list of policies and issues in American history. Zo also points out more of the cowardice of democrats trying to throw people off the scent of their rotten history by trying to switch labels to stigmatize conservatives. Are you going to let democrats twist and paint what conservatism is? Here more in this ZoNation!throw people off the scent of their rotten history, by trying to switch labels to stigmatize conservatives.

Are you going to let democrats twist and paint what conservatismis? Here more in this ZoNation!

Part Three: It’s the Republicans Fault That Democrats Oppress You

This is part 3 of 4 of Zo’s examination of a liberal meme that blames conservatives and credits liberals for a list of policies and issues in American history. Zo also points out more of the cowardice of democrats trying to throw people off the scent of their rotten history by trying to switch labels to stigmatize conservatives. Are you going to let democrats twist and paint what conservatism is? Here more in this ZoNation!

Part Four: ‘Hey Democrats–I Can Still See You Behind You Label Switching

Zo wraps up his examination of a liberal meme that is as close as Zo wants to get to a colonoscopy (considering how full of crap this meme is). Its a meme that blames conservatives and credits liberals for a list of policies and issues in American history. Zo also points the cowardice of democrats trying to throw people off the scent of their rotten history by trying to switch labels to stigmatize conservatives. Are you going to let democrats twist and paint what conservatism is? Here more in this ZoNation!

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Michelle Obama hopes to curb childhood obesity by teaching children about nutrition and exercise. “There’s no expert on this planet who says that the government telling people what to do actually does any good with this issue,” she says.

But local government officials around the country have already adopted a more forceful tact, whether it’s New York’s salt assault, San Francisco’s frown at Happy Meals or, most recently, South LA’s all-out ban on new fast-food restaurants.

Reason.tv spoke with Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks, one of the nanny-state control freaks behind the ban, who argues that “in order to force choice into the market, we have to limit one that is overconcentrated and attract others that provide other options.”

Reason Magazine editor in chief Matt Welch is skeptical of “the idea that you can create more choices by reducing choices,” and fitness consultant and documentary filmmaker Chazz Weaver—who ate McDonald’s for 30 days and lost body fat—points out that consumers can eat fast food in moderation and still stay healthy. Reason.tv also spoke with the co-owner of The Burger Stand in South Los Angeles about why he thinks that banning new fast-food restaurants is bad for business and bad for his community.

At the Capitol on February 25, 2011, Ann Althouse (a University of Wisconsin Law Professor) and her husband Meade confront protesters who are using the Veterans Memorial as a place to tape a lot of signs and pile up their stuff. The union prtestors said that the Althouses were the first people to have a problem with it.

Well what can you expect from the inheritors of the “filthy, communist hippie” mindset?

And they wonder why the taxpayers have had enough of unions being the shock troops of the looters and moochers. Just add this to the gift to auto unions of all the money taxpayers (in their private retirement funds) had invested in Government Motors (in its previous incarnation) bonds.

Wisconsin. Ohio. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. Budget-battle showdowns are coming soon to a statehouse near you.

Thousands of angry school teachers, union members, and their sympathizers have descended on capitals to fight against reducing pay and benefits for public employees. The protesters are up against a new crop of governors who are hell-bent on spending cuts to deal with deficits that may rise to combined $125 billion in the next fiscal year.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) is looking for public employees to pay $500 million towards benefits they’re currently receiving for free.

New Jersey’s Chris Christie is proposing public employees pick up 30 percent of their health care premiums. Wisconsin’s Scott Walker wants public employees to pay at least 13 percent of their health care premiums. And he wants state workers to start contributing to their retirements for the first time.

This new found fiscal discipline comes after a virtually unchecked binge over the past 10 years during which state expenditures exploded by more than 80 percent in inflation-adjusted dollars, including big bumps in overall worker compensation.

The most controversial aspect of the budget battles deals with public-sector unions and collective bargaining. Wisconsin’s Walker and others argue that the current process is inherently stacked against taxpayers because the government isn’t spending its own money like companies in the private sector do. What’s more, taxpayers have no way of opting out of any agreement that’s reached. In the private sector, consumers can always take their business elsewhere. That’s the basic reason why progressives such as Franklin Roosevelt and labor legend George Meany were against unions for government workers.

In a world of super-tight budgets, it’s a foregone conclusion that public-sector workers are going to have to give back compensation. Public school teachers make up the bulk of government employees in every state in the country and they already make 35 percent more in straight salary than their private-school counterparts. There’s also a growing gap between what they get toward retirement and what private-sector professionals receive.

Teacher union leaders in Wisconsin and elsewhere now say that educators are willing to accept less compensation – just as long as nobody cuts the union out of the deal-making. Whatever the fate of public employee unions in this, the winter of our discontent, there’s no question that teachers and other state workers are going to have to get used to making less.

That’s not a total fix, much less a revolution, but it counts as real progress in a country where every state government has spent itself to the brink of bankruptcy.

The crew at “Morning Joe” seem surprised and shocked when Niall Ferguson points out the obvious. Obummer does not have a cohesive foreign policy beyond feel-good speeches and his long term plan to weaken us economically enough that we transform from “The Great Satan” to “The Great Joke (or Whipping Boy, take your pick) granting us the safety of insignificance.

I found it humorous when Ferguson answered the question about the administration’s foreign policy talent by using his interviewer Mika’s daddy Zbigniew as the standard that no one met. In chess that is called “a fork”.

While I have mixed feelings about Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski, To me he is a democrat that is like Zell Miller (albeit with a totally different accent). He warned the Democrats that their pacifism was alienating part of their historical base. He worked for Kennedy, Carter and Reagan. The Kremlin blamed him or John Paul’s election as Pope. He became a US citizen in 1958 at the age of 30. Why can’t the USCIS find us more immigrants like him?

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The stand-off continues between the American people and TSA agents ordered to touch their junk. Who will blink first?

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Ah yes, the “anonymous complaints” exception to free speech.

I have to wonder if it might have been different had it been a Mexican Flag, or perhaps one depicting Che Guevara, Greenpeace, the UN, AFL-CIO, or any number of leftist icons.

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