Posts Tagged ‘Marxism’

O’ Hail the Messiah Lord Obama

August 29, 2008

Now this is an Obama song I can really stand behind. (if you don’t see why Obama’s theme is set to the anthem of the former U.S.S.R., you should crack open some books and read about socialism…you might start to draw some parallels with Lord Obama’s policy ideas.)

I’ll gladly run some McCain parody stuff as well if someone can send it in.

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The Beijing Olympics: Are they a trap?

July 31, 2008

Onion panelists debate the very real likelihood that the Chinese government is luring the world to Beijing to spring the mother of all traps on the international community.  Tigers, dragons, and spike-lined pits are in our Olympians future.

Welcome to Beijing: Please ignore the Communism-the official song of the 2008 Summer Olympics

July 22, 2008

Spot-on. So funny/sad.

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NPR: Apparently, some Food Stamp recipients in Ohio have to cut back on ice cream

July 20, 2008

NPR ran a story recently on how the state of the Ohio economy is forcing some people to have to cut back on groceries. Check out excerpts below. Thanks to Moonbattery for highlighting this story. Gloria Nunez and her daughter Angelica Hernandez, featured in this story, are pictured below. You can see this pic and read the full story at the NPR link at the top of this column. Socialist media places failed socialist polices on public display.

Nunez and most of her siblings and their spouses are unemployed and rely on government assistance and food stamps. Some have part-time jobs, but working is made more difficult with no car or public transportation.

Nunez, 40, has never worked and has no high school degree. She says a car accident 17 years ago left her depressed and disabled, incapable of getting a job. Instead, she and her daughter, Angelica Hernandez, survive on a $637 Social Security check and $102 in food stamps.

The rising cost of food means their money gets them about a third fewer bags of groceries — $100 used to buy about 12 bags of groceries, but now it’s more like seven or eight. So they cut back on expensive items like meat, and they don’t buy extras like ice cream anymore. Instead, they eat a lot of starches like potatoes and noodles.

Stuff White People Like contest winner #4-Comparing People to Hitler

June 25, 2008

The always funny blog, StuffWhitePeopleLike.com recently sponsored a contest for reader submissions and here’s an excerpt below of winner #4.

Stuff White People Like: Comparing People to Hitler

It’s also critical that you avoid the fatal mistake of getting creative and comparing people you don’t like to other evil dictators, such as Joseph Stalin or Fidel Castro. With few exceptions, white people are actually fond of almost any dictator not named Hitler, and your remark that “this is just like something Mao Zedong would do” will be met with blank stares and possible social alienation. This is because, with the exception of Hitler, oppressive dictators share a passion for many of the things white people love- such as universal health care, conspiracy theories, caring about poor people while being filthy rich, and cool hats. Stick to the script and
compare things you don’t like to Hitler, and Hitler alone.

Cuba to abandon salary “equality”

June 12, 2008

Somewhere, a bunch of middle and upper class people who have no concept of the poverty most Cubans live in, are wailing. Cuban officials are apparently catching on to what free-market advocates have known for decades. Marxism has been berry, berry bad. Good for Cuba.

Cuba to abandon salary equality

Cuba is to abolish its system of equal pay for all and allow workers and managers to earn performance bonuses, a senior official has announced.

Vice-Minister for Labour Carlos Mateu said the current system – in place since the communist revolution in 1959 – was no longer “convenient”. He said wage differentiation should improve production and services. President Raul Castro has introduced a series of reforms since succeeding his ailing brother Fidel in February.

Writing in the communist party newspaper Granma Mr Mateu said workers would receive a minimum 5% bonus for meeting targets but with no ceiling on salaries. Managers could earn a 30% bonus if the team working under them increased production, he said.

The minister pointed out that the current wage system sapped employees’ incentives to excel since everyone earned the same regardless of performance.

“It’s harmful to give a worker less than he deserves, it’s also harmful to give him what he doesn’t deserve,” the newspaper article said.

But the impact in terms of purchasing power will be limited, the BBC’s Michael Voss in Havana says.

The average wage in Cuba for everyone – from doctors to farm labourers – is about $20 (£10) a month. Even before the recent sharp rise in oil and food prices Cuba was spending billions of dollars on imports, and that bill is likely to rise sharply, our correspondent says.

So far most of the reforms announced since Raul Castro took over the presidency have involved lifting restrictions such as the bans on mobile phones and computers.

The latest change is a more fundamental challenge to Marxist economic orthodoxy, our correspondent adds.