Posts Tagged ‘socialism’

Which is more socialist? Professional Soccer or the NBA

July 10, 2010

I was reading over some previews for the World Cup final game and realised that the Spanish National team is made up almost entirely of two club teams. At one time, 7 players on the Spanish side play on Barcelona during the season. Now, look at the current Miami Heat roster and you have three guys who could play for the American national basketball team. The problem is that Miami currently has 5 players currently signed on the team with no cap space to fill out the roster with even a second tier player (their 4th and 5th best players are Mario Chalmers and Kenny Hasbrouk). (more…)

Remember when Tom Tancredo suggested a civics literacy test?

February 12, 2010

Well, I think it might be a good idea for “GOP Leaders” as well, since 78% of them believe that Barack Obama is a socialist. What policies that Obama has enacted or tried to enact can be considered socialist, I wonder? It can’t be TARP, since that wasn’t his plan. Perhaps it’s health care reform, a plan that will increase numbers of people on private insurance and contains no public option. That would be ironic also since these same leaders would prefer Mitt Romney (of Romneycare) to be the Republican nominee in 2012 over any other candidate. Is it the stimulus? Well, that is a straight up Keynesian policy and Keynes wasn’t a socialist. Is it that he bailed out banks that employ millionaires but not banks that are run by people in the middle class? Are there policies I’m missing?

Or is it really that GOP leaders don’t actually understand what socialism is? (more…)