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Venezuela Declares Another Emergency: It Has Run Out of Food. In the socialist worker’s paradise everyone is equal. Everyone has jack shit.

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OU professor: Youths’ attraction to Sanders shows education failure. Yeah, they all think they’re going to get free shit.

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BOOM: Another Liberal Meme Promoting Socialism Ripped to Shreds:

Denmark:

Some of the highest tax rates in the world
“Free Education” produces a lot of arts majors and not a lot of useful graduates
Actual “minimum wage” is likely less than $12.00 per hour
Rampant anti-depressant use
Has won exactly zero Super Bowls

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Greece is socialism’s future, a country split between those getting ludicrous government benefits and those who don’t want to pay for them.

The Daily Mail probes the rift:

…the average salary on Greece’s railways is $95617 US… treble the earnings of the average private sector employee [in the UK].

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Poor, impoverished Greeks enjoying a meager meal alongside their yachts

[The overground rail network’s] annual income is only $127.4m US from ticket sales, the wage bill is more than $796.8m US a year — prompting one Greek politician to famously remark that it would be cheaper to put all the commuters into private taxis. 

Ridiculously, Greek pastry chefs, radio announcers, hairdressers and masseurs in steam baths are among more than 600 professions allowed to retire at 50 (with a state pension of 95 per cent of their last working year’s earnings) — on account of the ‘arduous and perilous’ nature of their work.

Mattress testers? They probably retire at 45.

If there were any taxpayers, they’d be complaining.

….only 5,000 people in a country of 12 million admit to earning more than $143000 US a year — a salary that would not be enough to buy a garden shed in [the wealthy suburb of] Kifissia.

Manipulating a corrupt tax system, many of the residents simply say that they earn below the basic tax threshold of around $15900 US a year, even though they own boats, second homes on Greek islands and properties overseas.

And, should the taxman rumble this common ruse, it can be dealt with using a ‘fakelaki’ — an envelope stuffed with cash.

Don’t worry about the Greeks, though. Since our economy is in such outstanding condition, President Obama has pledged that we will help Greece out with its “crisis.”

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Source: Daily Mail UK

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Quick. Can you think of anything this woman has ever said that wasn’t (a) anti-American, (b) nutty, or (c) both?

We can’t. But perhaps you’re smarter than we are or perhaps you have a better memory than we do or perhaps you’re just as whacked out McKinney is.

Fresh off an appearance on Iranian television, the lunatic and former Congresswoman from Georgia Cynthia McKinney appeared on Libyan television to announce that Gaddafi’s “Green Book Socialism” could cure all America’s ills.

Certain rebels currently operating outside Tripoli beg to differ.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDwcJ3Uof3E

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The European Union, the political pipedream of one world European socialists, is a joke. It’s falling apart socially and economically. Nevertheless, the clowns in Brussels decided to free up a little cash to promote similar success in the United States. And when we say “a little cash” we mean thirty million smackers a year.

The Daily Mail UK has the story:

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All together now: "We are the world, we are the children..."

The EU Human Rights Fund is intended to help promote Western values in the developing world. But a shock report has found at least £17million of cash – around £2million from British taxpayers’ – has been ploughed into promoting the pet causes of Eurocrats in the U.S. 

It is being spent on promoting abolition of the death penalty, discussion of climate change, green energy, and the International Criminal Court – all controversial subjects in the U.S.

The study by the Heritage Foundation, a centre-right Washington think-tank, found a further £4million has been ploughed into pro-EU propaganda in the U.S., including funds for advertising and publicity material.

More than £3million has been funnelled to American universities to promote the benefits of European integration and a further £3million to think-tanks who want to study EU affairs.

The European Commission’s own accounts show millions have also been paid to unnamed individual opinion formers in the U.S.

The report’s British author Sally McNamara said: ‘It is impossible to justify EU human rights budgets being spent in one of the world’s freest nations.’

Tory MP Douglas Carswell said: ‘The U.S. was founded by North Americans fed up with Europeans interfering in its internal affairs.

Just think, if these efforts are successful the United States can look forward to having the freedom of speech of the Dutch, the well-integrated Muslim population of the French, the ingenius political system of the Italians and the economy of the Greeks.

On second thought…

Source: Daily Mail UK

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Michael Moore and Lawrence O’Donnell. Put ‘em together in front of a camera and the socialism just begins to spontaneously ooze. Or spurt. Or gush. Yeah, gush is a better word.

Here’s Michael Moore explaining how President Obama should use government control of General Motors to bring about a socialist workers green paradise:

The auto thing is a good example, too, where I wish Obama would just … if he would just ratchet it up another notch. Yes, you saved the jobs of all my friends back in Michigan but now that we sort of control the car companies let’s get them doing mass transit. Let’s get them doing things that are going to save this planet. Because the internal combustion engine is not going to get us to the twenty-second century. That’s just not gonna, we’re not gonna have a planet. That has to stop. And I just thought, jeez, when you have this power you can do things. And he’s just kinda like, “Nah, we’ll just get the money back from the auto companies and it’s all gonna be ok.”

Putting the questionable constitutionality of Moore’s dream aside, we have one question:

Do you really expect anyone to believe you have friends, Michael?

Fat chance.

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In case you’re not fluent in Spanish, please allow us to translate. Good night. The Spanish socialist party just got their asses handed to them in local and regional elections and might as well just say buenas noches.

The BBC explains the good old fashioned culo kicking:

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Spain's socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is looking a little punch drunk after the Spanish elections

With 91% of municipal votes counted, the centre-right Popular Party (PP) had almost a 10-percentage point lead, the interior ministry said.Voting took place amid mass protests against high unemployment and the government’s handling of the economy…

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero conceded his party had been resoundingly defeated but said he had no intention of calling early general elections.

He may be a socialist, but he’s not stupid. Call those elections now and he can take an early retirement.

He said three years of economic crisis had taken their toll.

“It destroyed thousands of jobs. It is a crisis that had profound effects on citizens’ morale. I know that many Spaniards suffer great hardship and fear for their futures,” he said.

“Today, without doubt, they expressed their discontent,” he added.

However, he vowed to pursue reforms to try to improve the economy until the end of his mandate. At this point, a general election must be held by March of next year.

Don’t make the mistake of viewing this as an isolated event. The Canadian Conservatives just won a landslide election. Australia’s ruling Labor party appears primed to be unceremoniously booted from office.

Let’s hope it’s an omen.

Source: BBC

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According to Genius Jackson, Jr, we need to change the Constitution to give everyone a free house, free medical care, free educations, free iPods and free laptops.

Why stop there? You left out free cars and free gasoline. Free wide screen televisions and free HBO. Free Grand Slam breakfasts at Denny’s and free dinners at Outback Steakhouse. Free smoothies at Jamba Juice. Free shirts. Free underwear.

In fact, we’re pretty sure Genius, Jr. thinks everything should be free except elections.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhdPrA0b1UM

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If the Great Recession has hit your family, don’t worry. Just send your kids out to work this summer. It’s about time the lazy little slugs begin contributing to the family.

According to this ad from Craigslist Boston, this socialist summer camp is sponsored by all the usual left wing extremists: Amnesty International, the ACLU, the League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood, Equality California, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Democrat National Committee, MoveOn.org, Repower America, Working America, Common Cause and the Center for American Progress.

The ASPCA? Did we miss something? When did the ASPCA become a radical organization?

craigslist socialist summer jobs for students

H/T: C02 Insanity

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“They’re sitting on the money,” Moore said, “They’re using it for their own — they’re putting it someplace else with no interest in helping you with our life, with that money. We’ve allowed them to take that. That’s not theirs, that’s a national resource, that’s ours. We all have this, we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzfd_sNw2-Y

Michael Moore is wasting his time making documentaries. He should really try his hand at comedies, because based on that economic theory, he’s the funniest man who’s ever lived.

“Take my money, please.”

“A rich man walks into a bar with a duck under his arm…”

“Slowly I turned progressive…”

“Is that a wad of cash in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”

“Lenin, Trotsky and Ronald Reagan are in a boat…”

Ahhh, you crack us up, Michael. Stop it, Michael. You’re killin’ us. Our sides ache from laughing.

But wait. It was reported last week that “On Feb. 7, Michael Moore filed papers claiming he was owed at least $2.7 million on 2004 doc ‘Fahrenheit 9/11.’” Considering his desire to confiscate wealth, we assume that he wants those millions only so he can donate them to the United States Treasury.

Holy hypocrisy, Fatman!

Source: Variety

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Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean made the rest of us let loose with a giant, “Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhh” on Monday. He visited the Lawrence O’Donnell Show on MSNBC and told the truth about Democrat dreams of redistribution.

“The argument is not whether they should redistribute or not,” Dean said. “The question is how much we should redistribute?”

Joe the Plumber would turn over in his grave if he were dead.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_pEsRQKDik

H/T: WeaselZippers.us

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How do you say “uh-oh” in Spanish? Cuban President Raúl Castro has warned his island nation that it’s running out of time. If they don’t change their economic system soon, it’s going to be adios, amigos.

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Things are somewhat less than paradisiacal in Raúl Castro's People's Paradise of Cuba

Cadena Gramonte has the details:

In a two-hour speech, Raúl Castro emphasized that the initiatives introduced regarding the Cuban economy do not mean the end of the ideals of the revolution to create an equal society, but rather to strengthen, not replace, socialism.

The Cuban leader stressed the need for the country and its leaders to correct mistakes because, otherwise, the Revolution and efforts made by many generations will collapse. Raul Castro said: ¨We are already running out of time. If we don´t change things now, we will bring about the collapse (…) of efforts by many generations.”

The workers paradise is going to lay off 500,000 workers by April and is may cut as many as 800,000 jobs over the next three years. And even worse, the Associated Press reports that Castro says the gravy train is leaving the station.

He also warned his countrymen that they’ll have to work in the new Cuba, and can no longer rely on the state for handouts.

“Many of us Cubans confuse socialism with freebies and subsidies, and equality with egalitarianism,” the president said.

Le gran experimento has failed in the laboratory of life. What is it about this that President Obama and the Democrats don’t understand?

H/T: Gateway Pundit

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Bernie Sanders is a socialist from Vermont. What is so special about that, you might ask? Nothing. But, unlike all but one other person from Vermont, Bernie is also a United States Senator. This makes his whole existence as an authoritarian all the more troubling to you, us and everybody else in the country.

Bernie, you see, has the power to steal from some citizens, give those ill-gotten gains to other citizens and then collect votes for being the middleman. And that’s exactly what Sanders has been up to this week.

Sanders is good at what he does. He’s been at it a long time and has mastered the one thing necessary to sustain this sort of scam – the art of double speak.

For that reason Sanders uses terminology like “fairness” and “for the children” while he seeks to saddle those children with trillions more in debt. At the same time, he seeks to punish those whom have the audacity to create jobs that diminish dependence on government.

Make no mistake, Bernie Sanders has no love for working families. As a socialist there is no greater obstacle to his goals than a strong middle class. Unless maybe it’s a strong upper class.

Here’s Bernie asking the rich “when is enough enough?” Mayhaps he should ask the same question of public sector unions instead.

By the way, this video is from CSPAN-2. CSPAN is awesome. It is like ESPN for smart people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0SH0a4V5yg

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An Obama administration official says we need a special socialist wing of the media to promote the grand achievements of Dear Leader. Well, maybe so, but MSNBC isn’t going to appreciate the competition.

The whole plan is outlined in this article from the socialists down at People’s World:

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Know what else we need? Giant banners like this hanging in city squares across the country.

The mainstream media has become so biased against working people that even a federal agency can’t get its message out, says a senior Department of Labor official.

President Obama’s Labor Department has an impressive list of accomplishments, but most of the media doesn’t bother to report on them, Carl Fillichio, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’s senior adviser for public affairs and communications, told the annual gathering of the International Labor Communications Association.

Referring to the midterm elections, Fillichio said, “Why we fared the way we did three weeks ago is because things weren’t explained enough to people. There is a great need for people to get the full story.”

The role of labor media is therefore all the more precious, he continued. In many cases, the only way his department can get its accomplishments known is through the independent media.

“We battle every single day when we try to put something out,” he said. “The Washington Post, the New York Times, cable television” and others want to focus only on the nuts and bolts of policy issues. “Nobody is really telling the true story about how this is going to affect real people in real time in real ways.”

Fillichio announced at the meeting that he had hired a staff person specifically to deal with labor media, and then proceeded to give his name, e-mail address and phone number to everyone in the audience.

The message was appropriate for the crowd. ILCA, with nearly 500 members, is the professional association of newspapers, websites and other forms of media published by labor unions or about the labor movement across the country. (The People’s World is a member.)

Along this same line, you know what else we need? Some of those big, central squares in every city like they have in other countries. If we had some of those, we could cover them with giant murals of Dear Leader to inspire the people.

Yeah, that’s what we need.

H/T: WeaselZippers.us

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The radical rally otherwise known as One Nation really is the gift that just keeps giving. Seems like another interesting new video leaks out every day.

For example, here’s Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) telling the Democratic Socialists of America how much he and President Obama have in common with the group.

But whatever you do, don’t call President Obama a socialist. That would be racist no matter how much he has in common with the Democratic Socialists.

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One Nation = Socialist Nation

by editor on October 3, 2010

Among the sponsoring organizations listed on the One Nation website are the International Socialist Organization, Committee of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, and Chicago Democratic Socialists of America.

By the time they wrapped up this snorefest, the sponsoring organizations almost outnumbered the people in attendance.

And in case you think that video cherry-picked a few socialist attendees, here’s a clip showing hundreds of marchers chanting, “Obama ain’t no socialist. We are! We are!”

H/T: TheBlaze.com

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Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO and frequent White House visitor, has a dark vision for the future of American business.

The AFL-CIO blog, the official mouthpiece for the corrupt union, proudly reports Trumka’s extremist nonsense:

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Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO honcho and second runner-up in the 2010 Alex Karras Look-Alike Contest, sees a dark future for American business

“…we need to fundamentally restructure our economy and re-establish popular control over the private corporations which have distorted our economy and hijacked our government. That’s a long-term job, but one we should start now.”

Re-establish? Wouldn’t that imply that there had once been popular control over private corporations?

Richard. Mr. Trumka. Sir. Pardon our impertinence, but we believe that what you’re talking about here is National Socialism.

H/T: Gateway Pundit

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Bill Maher’s Friday night HBO show featured guests Amy Holmes of CNN and Andrew Breitbart. (Seth McFarland was also there, but mercifully, didn’t participate in the following exchange about ObamaCare and the Democrats dwindling hopes for November.)

There are two great moments in this clip:

1. The look on Maher’s face when Breitbart corners him about his longtime nonsensical claim that he’s a libertarian and forces him to admit he’s a socialist.

2. When Maher says the only reason the American people don’t like ObamaCare is because they’re stupid.

Holmes: They talked endlessly about it and their agenda was rejected by the American people, that’s a simple fact.
Maher: Because they’re stupid.
Breitbart: So you’re, you’re officially not a Libertarian anymore, right? I mean, this position…
Maher: Well..
Breitbart: …has run so far from the Libertarian position. Is this, so you admit that you have more of a, you know, European socialist leaning perspective on this issue?
(AUDIENCE LAUGHTER)
Breitbart: Why is that funny?
Maher: I’m..I’m not afraid…it’s not…I’m not afraid to say European socialism works.

H/T: NewsBusters.org

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It’s taken 50 long, tyrannical years, but Fidel Castro has finally been slapped up the side of the cabeza with a long-missing dose of reality.

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The Marx Brothers are finally figuring out that their economic models don't work

The Associated Press has news of the aging Communist’s moment of clarity:

Fidel Castro told a visiting American journalist that Cuba’s communist economic model doesn’t work, a rare comment on domestic affairs from a man who has conspicuously steered clear of local issues since stepping down four years ago.

The fact that things are not working efficiently on this cash-strapped Caribbean island is hardly news. Fidel’s brother Raul, the country’s president, has said the same thing repeatedly. But the blunt assessment by the father of Cuba’s 1959 revolution is sure to raise eyebrows.

Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, asked if Cuba’s economic system was still worth exporting to other countries, and Castro replied: “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore” Goldberg wrote Wednesday in a post on his Atlantic blog.

He said Castro made the comment casually over lunch following a long talk about the Middle East, and did not elaborate. The Cuban government had no immediate comment on Goldberg’s account.

News of the future: August 12, 2060 (Dateline, Chicago): Former President Barack Obama today admitted that his economic model doesn’t work anymore.

Source: Associated Press

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If it walks like a socialist, talks like a socialist, and acts like a socialist, odds are it ain’t a duck.

Here’s Richard Trumka, head honcho at the AFL-CIO and frequent White House visitor, speaking to a group of European socialists.

“It is possible,” he said, “for us to get a financial tax around the world.”

Seriously. How can anyone still doubt that Obama is a socialist?

(If this video does not work, click here.)

Source: The Blaze

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Since we’re borrowing the cartoon from RedState.com, we might as well borrow the Doctor of Democracy line from Rush Limbaugh. Thanks to both.

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Stalin believed in cradle-to-grave care, but put added emphasis on the grave part of the equation.

European socialism is dead. Even the New York Times can no longer deny it. Of course, that doesn’t stop the Times from promoting the same failed system here in the United States, but that’s another story.

Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability of the European standard of social welfare, built by left-leaning governments since the end of World War II.

Europeans have boasted about their social model, with its generous vacations and early retirements, its national health care systems and extensive welfare benefits, contrasting it with the comparative harshness of American capitalism.

Europeans have benefited from low military spending, protected by NATO and the American nuclear umbrella. They have also translated higher taxes into a cradle-to-grave safety net. “The Europe that protects” is a slogan of the European Union.

But all over Europe governments with big budgets, falling tax revenues and aging populations are experiencing rising deficits, with more bad news ahead.

With low growth, low birthrates and longer life expectancies, Europe can no longer afford its comfortable lifestyle, at least not without a period of austerity and significant changes. The countries are trying to reassure investors by cutting salaries, raising legal retirement ages, increasing work hours and reducing health benefits and pensions.

The most important sentence in that excerpt are, “Europeans have benefited from low military spending, protected by NATO and the American nuclear umbrella.”

Yes, your tax dollars enabled the Europeans to believe the world was a real life Candyland and convinced them they could spend foolishly on unsustainable social folderol.

But the folderol has come home to roost.

Source: New York Times

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Damn, we love this guy.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) guested on Up Front with Mike Gousha this weekend. Here’s what he had to say about the Greek meltdown and the ongoing European financial crisis:

“I am enormously concerned. First of all, Greek contagion can spread to some of these other countries like you said. What this basically is… It is so ironic coming from the cradle of Western Civilization. What we are seeing is the failure of European socialism and social welfare states. What is basically happening here is this sovereign debt crisis could come over and spread to us. We’ve got to make sure we put in the right kind of fiscal controls, the right kind of balancing to prevent this from happening. Because what’s happening is the markets are questioning the viablility of sovereign debt. The markets are questioning whether or not governments are going to be able to live up to all the promises and debt that they have racked up… Sooner or later you run out of spending other people’s money with welfare states.”

Ryan 2012. Or maybe Ryan 2016.

Get the bumper stickers ready.

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Al Sharpton, one of the most vile race mongers America has ever known, has been legitimized by President Obama. He’s officially been designated as Obama’s conduit to “the streets.”

On Sunday, Sharpton told a black congregation in Connecticut, “The dream was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.”

This from a guy sporting a $100 haircut, a Rolex on his wrist and a $2000 suit on his back.

Ain’t socialism great?

Source: Breitbart.tv

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