CONSERVATIVE QUOTE: "One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence." - Charles Austin Beard (19-20th Century)
Prager University: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share
"We teach what isn't taught." -
I am not rich. I am firmly entrenched in the Middle Class. I would like to be rich, but the reality is unless I win the Power Ball I will never be rich...And I'll likely have to work until the day I die to stay in the Middle Class. That said, I don't hold any grudges against people who are rich, and do not think they should be persecuted (over taxed) or made to pay for those who have less. Lets look at how most of the people in this country who are 'rich' have become 'rich.' Most have done so by having an advanced skill-set (doctors, entertainers, athletes, etc.), creating things people want (Facebook, computers, electricity, etc.) or by being risk-taking entrepreneurs (financial wizards, wealth managers, etc.)...I (and 99% of the population) do not have the physical make up or the professional discipline it takes to be Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, or even the doctors I work for. Other than producing children, I (and 99% of the population) have never created anything of value (things people want). I (and 99% of the population) could never run the operations and make good on the risks pursued by people like Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon. There's a reason the 'truly rich' are 'rich,' and it is almost always because they can do things 99% of the population cannot do. Do I wish I could do some of these things? Sure. Am I jealous of them? No! I am very afraid of one glossed over issue in the video below, and that is 'however you might define the rich'...At this time we (actually, the politicians, who need to take our money to pay for the entitlements they've created but can't afford) define 'rich' as the top 10%, or 5%, or 1%. Obviously, these people don't have enough money to pay for the entitlement state our politicians have created (not even the mega billionairres). Which means someday the politicians will have to redefine what it means to be 'rich' in order to go after a much greater amount of money - and when that day comes (and it will come!) none of us should be surprised when we are defined as being rich. Even those who barely think of themselves as Middle Class.
This semester of Prager University is presented by: Lee Ohanian
"[T]o say 'the rich,' however you might define them, 'don't pay their fair share,' is simply wrong." - L.O.
"It may feel good to take even more money from the top ten percent, but it doesn't do good, and it sure isn't fair." - L.O.
The National Union of Students Women Conference (U.K.) "White gay men often assert that they are 'strong black women' or have an 'inner black woman'...White gay men are the dominant demographic within the LGBT community, and they benefit from both white privilege and male privilege." - One of the many complaints at a recent Rad-Fem conference.
Excuse me while I vomit. Profusely!!
Let me get this straight (pun intended). These maniacs assert that gay white men act like the 'Housewives of Atlanta' and have white and male privilege?
Sounds reasonable - Considering it came from a conference which closer resembles Alice's 'Wonderland' than anything most normal human beings are used to.
The question I have is, do these women have a problem with gay white men, or simply men? They obviously prefer gay white men to straight white men, and seem to prefer gay black men to gay white men, but what is their take on gay white men and straight white women? Does simply being a female (who bang men, women, he-shes, goats, or whatever) hold sway over being a white male.
I'm betting it does, because these nags hate men - straight, gay, somewhere in-between, or outside.
So, congratulations gay white guys! You've been kicked to the back of the bus with the rest of us...Get used to it!
Income Redistribution Day - April 15, Tax Day - Like the 4th of July for Liberals
"It's that time of year again. Uncle Sam takes off that
gaudy blue coat, puts on his white smock and snaps that all-too-familiar rubber
glove into place. And we, the taxpayers, must gird ourselves for intrusions of
proctological magnitude and glacial duration by the revenuers...Yes, I want to
keep more of my money - because it's mine. But there are people who don't
see it that way. The problem with those people isn't simply that they're wrong. It's
that they are in charge." - Jonah Goldberg
For those who paid taxes this year - which I’m sure
is each and every one of you saps - you need to see how ignorant you are for ‘VOLUNTARILY GIVING
YOUR HARD EARNED CASH TO THE GOVERNMENT’!
I bet you didn't know it is 'VOLUNTARY.' So says Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid
(D)...Watch him tap dance around the issue.
Harry Reid is a complete tool! He's also one of the major power brokers in the
Democrat Party - a party which is almost entirely made up of Lefty jokers like Harry...A party which is much more Left than the Republican Party is Right.
Anyone have the guts to try their luck at not
'VOLUNTARILY GIVING YOUR HARD EARNED CASH TO THE GOVERNMENT?'
I surely don't, but the Senate Minority Leader says it is
"You see, here in America there's a reason why we celebrate the 4th of July and not April 15th, because in America we celebrate our independence from the government, not our dependence on it." - Gov. Scott Walker
Walker's comment was very true for much of America's history...Unfortunately, this has become only about 50% true in our time - where almost 50% of the American people are either dependent on the government (tax payers) or want to be the overlords doling out the sticks and carrots to those who are dependent on them. And make no mistake, there are just as many sticks as carrots - sticks which are a lot bigger than the carrots.
Prager University: What is the University Diversity Scam?
"We teach what isn't taught." -
Most American parents dream of sending their children to college or a university. They spend incredible amounts of time and money ensuring their children are able to make it into and succeed in these institutions, because graduating from one is almost a guaranteed path to the Middle Class - or beyond...That is assuming their children don't get swallowed up in one of the many useless degree programs many colleges and universities specialize in: Pretty much all of the non-science based programs, but especially modern Liberal programs like Women's, Race and LGBT studies.
That said, many parents can live with their children graduating from one of these useless programs, because many college graduates don't even work in their chosen college field of study - but at least they have the 'piece of paper' to show they graduated, which opens up employment opportunities.
Unfortunately, the 'piece of paper' they bring home from college isn't all they bring. Most also bring home tens of thousands of dollars of debt; debt which is an albatross around the neck of twenty-something-year-old graduates who find they spend decades paying for their 'piece of paper'...Even worse, these graduates bring home years of Liberal propaganda. Propaganda which often times has taught them to hate their country and their parents.
Even better is the large portion of wanna-be graduates who don't even graduate - around 45% of those who attend. They just come home with debt, Liberal propaganda, and the sense of failure for having not made it through the college system.
Such is the price many parents pay for the dream of helping their children enter the Middle Class - and above - by sending them off to college.
This semester of Prager University is presented by:Heather MacDonald
"Universities should be the institution in society that is the most dedicated to reason and evidence based decisions. But with their crusade against their own make-believe racism and sexism, U.C. and almost every other American university betray that ideal every day." - H.M.
"U.C.'s campuses, like colleges throughout America, are easily the most welcoming and inclusive social environments in human history. At least if you're not a conservative." - H.M.
April 28, 1932 - The first yellow fever vaccine was announced.
VACCINES WORK!! Just look at the pre-vaccine era data.
Unless you’d rather see millions of people afflicted with the many diseases currently protecting the 'human world' from the 'germ world'...Sure some people are killed and maimed by vaccines, but nowhere near as many as those who’ve been protected from the debilitating and deadly germs they defend against.
The question of 'vaccinating vs. not vaccinating' isn’t even a logical debate...And the idea they aren't needed anymore because the world has been eradicated of the horrors of vaccine preventable diseases is disproved anywhere these vaccines have low rates.
What is a smart argument is: Can we continue to stay ahead of the germs or will they eventually claim their superiority over man and his magic: Modern medicine?
I'm betting germs make a huge comeback at some point, because the germ world changes much faster than the human world...And the germ world doesn't have maniacs contesting its change.
MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT First Sergeant Henry Hogan (A rare 2-time recipient)
Rank and organization: First Sergeant, Company G, 5th U.S. Infantry.
Place and date: At Cedar Creek, etc., Mont., October 1876 to 8 January 1877. Entered service at:------. Birth: Ireland. Date of issue: 26 June 1894.
Citation: Gallantry in actions.
Place and date: At Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., 30 September 1877.
Citation: Carried Lt. Romeyn, who was severely wounded, off the field of battle under heavy fire.