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  • How Income Inequality Has Erased Your Chance to Drink the Great Wines (NYT alert)

    10/23/2020 6:54:28 AM PDT · by karpov · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2020 | Eric Asimov
    Among the many ways the rich are different from you and me: Only they can afford grand cru Burgundy. That wasn’t always the case. In the 1990s, middle-class wine lovers could still afford to experience that rite of passage — drinking a truly great wine, not simply to enjoy it, but to understand what qualities made it exceptional in the eyes of history. It might have been a splurge, perhaps requiring a few sacrifices. But it was feasible, just as it was possible to buy first-growth Bordeaux, or the top wines of Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino or Napa Valley cabernet...
  • Deadlier Than Cancer

    08/01/2020 3:15:20 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    Daily Reckoning ^ | 8-1-2020 | Brian Maher
    “The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence,” argued economics journalist Henry Hazlitt long ago: “Hate the man who is better off than you are.” Continued Hazlitt: Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others. Never under any circumstances admit that your own failure may be owing to your own weakness, or that the failure of anyone else may...
  • Cain, America's ruling class of 'superior' humans: The dragon they have in common

    01/09/2020 2:56:33 AM PST · by spirited irish · 27 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 7, 2020 | Linda Kimball
    Envy is the great leveler fueling America's Democratic Leftist voters – the cult of the unrestrained. The cults spirit of envy levels everyone down to the same common denominator. If anyone is not equal in virtue, intelligence, beauty, courage, success, talent, wealth, position, prestige, and happiness, the envious conclude that a grave injustice has been imposed on themselves – the less fortunate, the entitled victims of a socially, economically, and sexually unfair, unjust society such as the traditional American society – the creation of backward anti-science, anti-evolution, mainly white racist deplorables in Americas' great fly-over zones where they hold fast...
  • (Democrat) Millionaires support a wealth tax — as long as they aren’t getting taxed: CNBC survey

    12/24/2019 11:44:33 AM PST · by karpov · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 23, 2019 | Robert Frank
    A majority of millionaires support a wealth tax on those worth $50 million or more, but their support declines for a tax on those worth $10 million, according to a new poll. Fifty-nine percent of millionaires said they would support a new federal tax on wealth over $50 million, according to the Q4 CNBC Millionaire Survey. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s tax plan includes a wealth tax of 2% on wealth over $50 million and 6% over $1 billion. Forty-eight percent opposed a wealth tax on those worth over $10 million. Attitudes toward the wealth tax are also strongly dependent...
  • Warren Loves ‘Billionaire Tears’: She’s naming and shaming rich citizens, even if they’re liberals.

    11/15/2019 6:22:38 PM PST · by karpov · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 15, 2019 6:51 pm ET
    Elizabeth Warren, during the Democratic debate last month, said she was “really shocked at the notion that anyone thinks I’m punitive. Look, I don’t have a beef with billionaires.” This week Ms. Warren’s campaign began selling a $25 coffee mug emblazoned with the words: “Billionaire Tears.” The accompanying description mocks “former Goldman Sachs executive Leon Cooperman, ” who “was brought to tears on live television” by the prospect of President Warren. Mug buyers are jokingly directed to “savor a warm, slightly salty beverage” as they “contemplate all the good a wealth tax could do.” A new video ad from Ms....
  • Bernie Sanders and the 10th commandment

    09/01/2019 12:47:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/9/19 | Irwin Graulich
    No question about it—Bernie Sanders was born a Jew. So what? .... To a serious, practicing Jew, the fact that Bernie Sanders makes use of his Jewish birthright, is somewhat disturbing. Senator Sanders has done almost nothing Jewish throughout his entire life. His disdain for Israel, his recent support for Linda Sarsour, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, his hatred of Prime Minister Netanyahu, makes him much more of a “Sonay Yisrael—an Israel hater,” than a supporter of the Jewish state. So why is it that a Jew, who has dropped virtually everything Jewish from his life, from keeping Kosher to...
  • Why Young People Turn Socialist

    07/25/2019 7:59:38 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 27 replies
    Daily Dose of Reason ^ | July 25, 2019 | Michael J. Hurd
    Here’s how a young person turns socialist. One, envy. Envy is the view, “Others have a lot. I can never have a lot. That’s not fair”. A non-envious person sees success or achievement and thinks, “Wow, if he did that, I can do that too”. An envious person thinks, “He can do/have all that. But I can’t. That’s not fair”. All the young socialists I know are envious. Two, low self-confidence. “I don’t know how to use my mind. I have no clue.” That’s because of Common Core/public education, in most cases. Such schooling is based not just on leftist...
  • Socialism, the True Gospel of Greed

    06/12/2019 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 12, 2019 | Ed Feulner
    “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” That’s from President Donald Trump’s last State of the Union address. I’m sure many people found it as encouraging as I did, especially in light of surveys indicating that socialism is gaining popularity here in the United States. And not just at the fringes. One recent Gallup poll showed 4 out of 10 Americans have a favorable impression of socialism. Almost half—47%—said they would vote for a socialist candidate for president. But don’t despair just yet. The same poll also revealed that almost 2 out of every...
  • Taylor Swift releases new single 'Me!'

    04/26/2019 1:02:12 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 61 replies
    EW ^ | April 25, 2019
    Look what you made her clue. After several days of build-up, including a mysterious countdown clock on her Instagram page and a butterfly mural in Nashville, Taylor Swift has finally released a new song called “Me!” featuring Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie, along with a colorful music video (above) that Swift co-directed. “ME! Out now! Made this song with @BrendonUrie and @iamJoelLittle. @Dave_meyers and I co-directed the video. And everyone knows you can’t spell awesome without DAVIDBRENDONJOEL. Oh wait…,” she wrote Instagram.
  • With Envy and Justice for All

    04/15/2019 9:48:50 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 2 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | April 15, 2019 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    We use many words and concepts in our daily lives without bothering to consider their true content. In my experience, few words are less examined than “justice.” It is a word that is foundational in the modern world with deep roots in religious tradition. Most people would agree that the desire for justice is virtually innate in human beings. However, it has a dark side of which very few seem to be aware. In the religious tradition, justice is usually grounded within God Himself. Some associate this justice with God’s demand for right conduct from His creation. There is also...
  • Leftism Eradicates Character

    03/13/2019 2:38:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 12, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    Every year, many thousands of American parents find that the son or daughter they sent to college has been transformed by college into a leftist. For left-wing parents, this may be a blessing, but for parents who are not leftist—not to mention conservative—it is often painfully jolting. It is jolting because their beloved child now holds America in contempt; prefers socialism to capitalism; regards all white people and police as racist; believes the Bible, Christianity, and Judaism are not only nonsense, but dangerous nonsense; no longer believes men and women are inherently different—or even that male and female objectively exist;...
  • Maroon 5 frontman hints Superbowl show will be hip-hop kneeling fest. (T)

    02/03/2019 8:47:37 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 2/2/2019 | Vivek Saxena
    FULL HEADER: "Maroon 5 frontman hints Superbowl show will be hip-hop kneeling fest. Fox News offers alternative for halftime." Proud, flag-loving patriots who hate seeing the American flag be disrespected may have no other option but to tune out of the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show. The show has been mired in controversy because of a concerted effort by radical far-left activists to stop any artist from performing at the event. To them, any performance would be a slap in the face to unemployed former NFL quarterback and continued race-baiting agitator Colin Kaepernick. Thankfully, some artists resisted the pressure and...
  • Why Do So Many Young People Embrace Socialism?

    01/25/2019 5:45:02 PM PST · by huckfillary · 85 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | January 24, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    It’s not youth and inexperience. It’s not even government-run schools and idiotic celebrities. Not primarily. Why do so many young people embrace socialism? For the same reason any middle-aged or older person embraces socialism: Anxiety and envy. By “anxiety” I mean neurotic anxiety, which means a false or exaggerated belief that one will be unable to properly survive or take care of oneself, so that unspecified help is needed to ensure survival. Envy is often a byproduct of anxiety. If one starts out feeling, “I’m unable to care for myself,” then it’s not a stretch to look at someone else...
  • It’s Officially Time To Ban Gift-Wrapping Paper

    12/25/2018 6:50:13 AM PST · by skimbell · 157 replies
    Huffpost ^ | December 23, 2018 | Kate Bratskeir
    ...brown paper can be made into a beautiful wrapping option, especially when spruced up with a sprig of evergreen, a dehydrated orange slice...
  • Plucked from the runway! Melania Trump dons a $9,400 Dior coat for the Thanksgiving turkey(TR)

    11/20/2018 6:19:26 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 November 2018 | ERICA TEMPESTA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    <p>Melania Trump kept warm in a $9,400 Dior coat while attending the National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning at the White House on Tuesday.</p> <p>The statement piece from the fashion house's Pre-Fall 2018/Winter 2019 collection features a red, black, and white geometric pattern.</p>
  • Trump’s Latest Circuit Nominee Graduated Law School In 2007

    08/29/2018 12:58:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Above the Law ^ | August 28, 2018 | Joe Patrice
    Allison Jones Rushing has a sterling academic record, high-profile clerkship experience, and doubtless a solid vote for protecting the rights of fetuses as, based on her résumé, she still is one. Rushing graduated from Wake Forest in 2004 and Duke Law School in 2007. After three clerkships — with then-Judge Gorsuch, Judge Sentelle, and Justice Thomas — she joined the ranks of Williams & Connolly where she’s practiced actual law for a mere seven years. Doesn’t anyone think we’re, forgive me, “rushing” this? She could go to her 10-year Gorsuch clerkship anniversary already a federal appellate judge herself. Before this...
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

    02/27/2018 8:09:24 AM PST · by Salvation · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-26-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy Msgr. Charles Pope • February 26, 2018 • There is a picture of envy in First Book if Samuel: Upon David’s return from slaying Goliath, the women sing a song praising him. Saul should rejoice with all Israel but instead he is resentful and envies David: Saul was very angry and resentful of the song, for he thought, “They give David ten thousands, but only thousands to me. All that remains for him is the kingship.” And from that day on, Saul looked upon David with a glaring eye. Saul discussed his intention of...
  • Sarah Palin: Andrew Breitbart Helped Me Defend Myself When Fox News Wouldn’t Let Me on Air

    02/18/2018 10:11:32 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 85 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/18 | Robert Kraychik
    Sarah Palin: Andrew Breitbart Helped Me Defend Myself When Fox News Wouldn’t Let Me on Air After Giffords Shooting The late Andrew Breitbart helped Sarah Palin defend herself when Fox News Channel’s former Chairman Roger Ailes denied her the opportunity to respond on air to the media’s false accusations framing her for inciting the attempted assassination of former Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords (D-AZ) in the days immediately following the 2011 Tucson mass shooting incident.
  • Envy Illustrated

    01/18/2018 7:21:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-17-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Envy Illustrated Msgr. Charles Pope • January 17, 2018 • The Deadly Sin of Envy, Hieronymus Bosch (1480)In the reading at daily Mass for Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time, we encounter an envious Saul. Upon David’s return from slaying Goliath, the women sing a song praising him. Saul should rejoice with all Israel but instead he is resentful and envies David:Saul was very angry and resentful of the song, for he thought, “They give David ten thousand, but only thousands to me. All that remains for him is the kingship.” And from that day on, Saul...
  • Time To Make Life Hard For The Rich

    12/26/2017 9:02:01 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 43 replies
    Splinter ^ | December 18, 2017 | Hamilton Nolan
    It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and start stealing from them. In earnest. Inequality is eating America alive. It has been growing for decades. To say that “the American dream is dead” is no longer a poetic exaggeration—it is an accurate description of 40 years of wage stagnation and declining economic mobility that has produced a generation that cannot expect to live better than their parents did. Not because of devastating war or plague, but because of a very specific set of...