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Which Costly Family Most Deserves to Enter the Moocher Hall of Fame?

Selection to the Moocher Hall of Fame is a special award that is bestowed upon “the individuals who best exemplify the culture of loafing, laziness, and dependency that is being subsidized by our vote-buying political class.” But it’s not limited to Americans. Previous winners of this prestigious award include Brits, Austrians, Greeks, and Danes. Now […]

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New Member of the Moocher Hall of Fame Demonstrates the High Cost of Eroding Social Capital

I wrote the other day about the importance of “social capital,” which is a catch-all phrase for a society’s attitudes about things such as the work ethic, a sense of self-reliance, and the spirit of independence. Today we’re going to look at the flip side of social capital. I’m not sure whether this is an […]

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What Happens When Too Many Voters Support Redistribution?

Back in 2010, I shared some wise words from Walter Williams and Theodore Dalrymple about how society can become unstable when people figure they can “vote themselves money.” On a related note, I shared the famous “riding in the wagon” cartoons in 2011 and the “Danish party boat” image in 2014. Both of these posts […]

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In the 50-Year War on Poverty, Bureaucrats Have Won while Both Taxpayers and Poor People Have Lost

We know the welfare state is good news for people inside government. Lots of bureaucrats are required, after all, to oversee a plethora of redistribution programs. Walter Williams refers to these paper pushers as poverty pimps, and there’s even a ranking showing which states have the greatest number of these folks who profit by creating […]

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Conservative Comedy 9/19/14

It’s Conservative Comedy time at the Strident Conservative. As I do every Friday, I bring you some of the best conservative political and religious comedy, jokes, and satire on the internet, sure to provide a good laugh to begin your weekend. Obama has finally decided that he must send troops to fight the greatest threat to American security. No, not ISIS. Barry is committing 3000 troops to  fight against Ebola. Hey, at least he’s fighting something, even if it is a germ instead of journalist-decapatating terrorists. Although, it would have been nice if he could have done so without lecturing us about the many cultural and scientific contributions Ebola made to helping us land a man on the moon. At least, that’s how the Conservative Comic at Hope n’ Change sees it. Jodi Miller at Newsbusted provides plenty of laughs this week on several news stories, including: Barry’s sinking approval numbers, Jay Carney’s current employment situation, and EBT cards being used at marijuana retailers. Additional stories include: a new talking Obama doll, how ISIS handles social media, Detroit’s bankruptcy, and Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. If it’s in the news, Jodi has something to say about it. By the way, Newsbusted […]

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Photos: The faces of immigration past and present!

Photos comparing immigrants who came to US to make a better life through hard work and assimilation with illegal immigrants who came for what they could get from the government!Sitting in an office my eyes went to a picture on the wall that made me thi…

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