Scandinavian Socialist Paradise’s Public Policy Turnaround Exposes Liberal Insanity Again

I read an article the other day about the “cradle to grave” welfare states in Scandinavia. (For you democrats, Scandinavia is not in Canada. It consists of the European countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.) Anyhow, the article talked about how Sweden, Finland and Denmark were starting to cut back on social services and free health care benefits due to the high costs and glaring inefficiencies. In Sweden, for example, one may have to wait a year before getting treatment for cancer. All that and the system is bleeding money, too. Denmark and Finland (where Nokia is the only employer – just kidding) are also realizing that socialized everything is the road to financial ruin. As an aside, I thought of a friend of mine who spent nine months in Finland and hated it. According to him, it’s too dark and all the people do is get drunk. This runs counter to the liberal argument that Scandinavia is the greatest place on earth because the people pay extremely high taxes but are overjoyed with the benefits wrought by big, big government. But returning to the point, one country in Scandinavia is NOT scaling back it’s welfare state policies, and that’s Norway. Why not? Because they have money to burn. And why to they have money to burn? Because they are reaping the benefits of being on the coast of the North Sea, and that spells a three letter word (four if you’re Joe Biden): o-i-l.  In fact, they have so much oil from the over 3,300 offshore wells they control, that the per capita amount of their budget surplus is around $3.5 million something or others for every Norwegian man, woman and child.  Drill, baby, drill.  My point is that it’s a supreme irony that the same people who argue for the welfare state also argue against fossil fuels, but in the case of Norway, fossil fuels make the the welfare state possible.  So stick that in your Keystone pipeline, Sierra Club…

On another note, it’s truly amazing how the media is treating the Obamacare fiasco.  It’s like they actually expected it to work.  Anything close to actual reporting would have prepared us for what’s going on now, but, of course, they didn’t do any actual reporting.  On the contrary, they simply parroted whatever line of crap Obama and his minions fed them.  Actually, they are his minions.  Consider how a Bush Social Security Reform Plan would have been scrutinized had it been enacted.  We’d get news bulletins everytime the DOW went down to warn us how screwed we were going to be once we started investing our own money.  The non-reporting of Obamacare as a looming disaster has to rank right up their with Walter Duranty’s coverup of atrocities in the Stalin-led Soviet Union.  It has to serve as a lesson to all of us that there is no more journalism in the USA, only partisan cheerleading for democrats…

Do any of you watch the 60 minute book promotion on Fox News aka “The Lou Dobbs Show”?  Dobbs keeps shoving his book into our faces regardless of the topic.  He even reads excerpts, and the book sounds like a piece of over-simplified crap-osity, much like Dobbs himself.  If I could, I’d escort Rush Limbaugh’s talking horse (speaking of annoying self-promoters) into the studio and have him take a huge dump right on the book cover, which happens to feature Dobbs’ face.  Doesn’t Fox pay this guy?  Shut up about your damn book already.  It’s disgusting, tasteless and unprofessional…

Speaking of books, my terrific new e-Book will be out soon…

 

We Need More Nut Control, Not More Gun Control: Show Notes, 12/16/12

Thanks to our guest Les Standiford, author of Desperate Sons.

Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War: Les Standiford: 9780061899553: Amazon.com: Books

Jurassic Media enjoys the Sandy Hill tragedy WAY too much, probably because, as noted here, it is tailor-made to advance several liberal agenda items; specifically, gun control, public school supremacy and more big government programs. While the facts of this case are not known, we do know that our society started down the toilet the day we decided that the biggest sin we could commit was being “judgmental.” Remember that movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” from the 1970′s? That film represents the beginning of the mentality that has brought us where we are today; that is, there is no insanity or pathological behavior, just alternative lifestyles. It was actually desirable when socially undesirable behavior, like illegitimacy, was stigmatized.

What role does the coarsening of the culture, including the “music” by Obama’s pals Common and Jay-Z, play in incidents like Sandy Hook?

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg makes a fool of himself AGAIN, this time by suggesting on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” that horrible mass murders like the one that happened last Friday in Newton, CT occur “only in America.” Not exactly, Your Honor. Can you say “Dunblane, Scotland” or  ”Utoya, Norway?” Fool.

How convenient-Hillary Clinton falls on her head, and even though no hospitalization was required, somehow she can’t testify about Benghazi.

EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING: John Boehner does the El Foldo, retreats on raising tax rates on those with incomes over $1 million.

Marathon Pundit reminds us that Ronald Reagan, despite being shot, didn’t change his position on gun control.

Marathon Pundit: Sign the White House petition to save the Chicago Reagan apartment

Actor uses unique defense to accusation of raping a 15 year-old. “I swear I was asleep!”

I am Adam Lanza’s Mother – The Blue Review | The Blue Review (the mother of a 13 year-old mental patient describes her desperate need for help)

Report: Connecticut Shooting Was Revenge Killing (was the shooter angry because of a confrontation the day before at the school in which he was “dissed?”)

Holder: We Must Answer ‘Hard Questions’ About Gun Rights (Mr. Holder, are you really the one to lecture us about the dangers of firearms in the wrong hands, given that your “Justice” Department was responsible for the murder of not only U.S. Border agent, Brian Terry, and another federal agent Jaime Zapata, but hundreds of Mexicans?)

Dem: Obama Must Exploit Shooting to Get Gun Control (natch)

Hickenlooper shifts position on more gun control measures – The Denver Post (he made this statement before the Sandy Hill shootings, a post-election conversion, no doubt)

Blog: Sanitizing Adam Lanza (Shades of the Trayvon Martin case, in which the Lame Stream Media insists on showing us an old photo of the shooter, making him look like a goofy kid. This post contains a more current photo, one that would make Charlie Manson shudder.)

Connecticut school shooting: troubled life of Adam Lanza, a fiercely intelligent killer – Telegraph (story that reports that shooter’s mother received $240,000 a year from her ex-husband, which makes this case a poor example of why we need more big government mental health programs, not that this fact will interfere with the Left’s attempts to exploit it to advance their agenda)

Teachers sacrificed themselves to save their pupils – Telegraph (if only principal Dawn Hochsprung, school psychologist Mary Sherlach, or the brave teachers Victoria Soto and Lauren Rousseau had not been rendered defenseless by laws making schools “gun-free” zones, perhaps lives could have been saved. Didn’t we learn anything after the VA Tech murders? We should call these “helpless victim” zones.)

Portman Urges President Obama To Release Long-Overdue Regulatory Plans – Press Releases – Newsroom – Rob Portman (the continuing lawlessness of the Obama administration greeted by the vigilant media with crickets)