Calling Sean Penn: “Venezuela’s mad socialist experiment is destroying a nation”

Once again, socialism kills, this time in Venezuela:

Food is running out, as are other essentials, even though the country claims the world’s largest oil reserves. There are shortages of toilet paper and soap, empty shelves and massive crowds queuing for hours in front of supermarkets. Patients are sometimes having to buy their own medicines; doctors are warning that 95 per cent of hospitals have only five per cent of the supplies they need. The central bank’s scarcity index has reached a record of 28 per cent, which means that more than one in four basic goods are out of stock at any time; and the situation has worsened considerably since the figures were last compiled.

The reason? A brain-dead rejection of basic economics, and a hardline, anti-market approach of the worst possible kind. There are maximum prices, other prices controls, profit controls, capital controls, nationalisations, expropriations and every other statist, atavistic policy you can think of. An extreme left wing government has waged war on capitalism and won; and as ever, ordinary people are paying the price.

Before we go any farther, here’s a nice photo of Sean Penn and his good friend, Hugo Chavez:

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Penn was a huge apologist for the Chavez administration.

I wonder if he realizes what a useful idiot he is.

All leftism does is destroy. Even if it worked exactly like its evangelists think it will, it still destroys the individual.

It is a system of destruction. Nothing else.

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Humanists Bully Grieving Mother Into Taking Down Memorial to Dead Son

There are atheists, and then there are anti-theists.

Atheists are, for the most part, content to be non-believers without hassling those around them who have faith.

Anti-theists, not so much.

For example:

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AnnMarie Devaney agreed to remove a 5-foot cross she put up on the side of a road in Lake Elsinore to honor her 19-year-old son Anthony, who was struck by a car and killed two years ago, the paper reported. The American Humanist Association in Washington, D.C., caught wind of the cross and sent her a demand letter dated March 4 calling for her to remove it. The association said that its placement on city property violates the constitutional separation of church and state.

“It’s so petty and sad that they have to complain over removing a cross,” she said. “It’s his personal preference that he was Christian. What’s wrong with having a cross up?”

There’s nothing wrong with that.

Now, if the federal government put up a cross because it declared Christianity the official religion of the state, that’s a violation.

A grieving mother, a private citizen, putting up a memorial to her son? Only someone without empathy could protest that.

What’s the good news in this story?

The counter protest:

A grieving California mom who, under pressure from an atheist group, went to the site where her son was killed to remove a memorial cross was met at the scene by a throng of supporters who planted crosses of their own.

“They said they have to take that one down,” Doug Johnson, a Riverside resident who traveled to the site with his daughter and six home-made crosses, told The Riverside Press-Enterprise. “But they didn’t say anything about putting another one up.”

There are still good people in America.

Hat Tip: Right Wing News

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What is Barack Obama Doing While Putin Rebuilds the Soviet Empire?

This:

The worst part about this is they gave Obama the better lines. I like this show better when Zach hits harder.

A close second is the plug for Obamacare.

Oh, and there’s the whole, “Why is he on Between Two Ferns when the world’s on fire?” thing.

Update

Via Jim Geraghty at National Review:

According to the latest jobs figures, 10.5 million Americans officially categorized as unemployed, with 3.8 million considered long-term unemployed, 7.2 million Americans working part-time involuntarily, 2.3 million “marginally attached to the labor force,” and 755,000 “discouraged workers,” there’s still plenty of work to be done on the economic front. Wages have been flat for a decade. Household debt has declined some since the Great Recession, but it’s still considerable, particularly a boom in student-loan debt. Despite the highest level of tax revenue in American history, last year’s deficit was “only” $680 billion, and the national debt is $17.4 trillion and counting. Math, science and reading test scores for American children remain mediocre, with no signs of improvement over the past decade.

Then, of course, there’s the Affordable Care Act, where most of the previously uninsured are finding the options are not affordable at all, and perhaps ten percent of the uninsured have selected and purchased a plan, as of February 13.

With Russia on the move in Ukraine, Venezuela exploding, Syria disintegrating, violence and refugees spreading to Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan, the Taliban threatening the elections in Afghanistan, and China and Japan continuing to rattle their sabers over small, uninhabited islands, there’s no shortage of work to be done in foreign policy, either.

Nevermind. The president’s bracket selection will go on, no matter what else is going on in the world.

By |March 11th, 2014|The Blog|1 Comment|

Sen. John Cornyn’s Speech at CPAC 2014 (Video)

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Gov. Rick Perry’s Speech at CPAC 2014 (Video)

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Gov. Chris Christie’s Speech at CPAC 2014 (Video)

Sen. Mike Lee’s Speech at CPAC 2014 (Video)

Sen. Marco Rubio’s Speech at CPAC 2014 (Video)