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Archive for April, 2006

Immigrants or Migrants

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

I’ve been thinking about this for a while – and it occurs to me that a great many of the illegal immigrants (so-called) in this country are not immigrants, but migrants. I remember as I was a youngster, my parents and grandparents referred occasionally to the “migrant” workers who worked in the Orange groves near […]

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Why we DON’T want to vote for Democrats, even if we don’t vote for Republicans

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Warbs asks “Why did I vote for you?” to the president and the republican party in general. Why indeed, when they seem to be busily engaging in an orgy of self congratulation, cluelessness and fiscal excess not seen since Roman times. an extended quotation: “Let’s run down the laundry list of what Bush has done […]

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The War on Drugs

Friday, April 28th, 2006

I’ve never been a proponent of The War on Drugs™. For quite some time, a decade probably, I’ve been actively opposed to The War on Drugs. I’ve long believed that it is horribly corrosive of our individual rights and liberties, destructive to the relationship between the government and the citizens and creates an incredibly powerful, […]

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Why Did I Vote For You?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

I just finished reading Impostor, Bruce Bartlett’s book slamming President Bush for failing to live up to anything resembling conservatism. When I first heard about the book, I worried a bit whether Bartlett was just breaking ranks to sell books. If you’re worried about the same, don’t be. Bartlett’s ire for Bush comes through loud […]

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New Orleans Elections Liveblogging

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Welcome to the New Orleans municipal elections liveblogging. Normally, most people wouldn’t care about the elections in the city of New Orleans. However, that changed on August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. That, combined with the incompetance of the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Orleans Parish Leeve Board, led to […]

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Only Because it’s Government

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Man Wins Case After Firing Over Confederate Flag When I saw the headline, I was expecting my diatribe to take a different route. I thought he was fired from a private employer for the issue, and expected to launch into a private-property, I-can-hire-and-fire-who-I-want-because-that’s-freedom rant. But it appears all is well. A man who was fired […]

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Carnival of Liberty XLI

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Hard to believe, but we’ve reached the 41st Carnival of Liberty, which is hosted this week at Left Brain Female. Thanks to Kay for hosting and all the contributors for participating. Next week’s Carnival of Liberty will be hosted at Peter Porcupine, who also hosted in February, so get those submissions in ! If you’d […]

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Another Quote on Taxation

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Before the amendment was passed allowing the income tax, Richard Byrd said: “A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man’s business; the eye of the federal inspector will be in every man’s counting house…. The law will of necessity have inquisical features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated […]

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Quotes from Reagan

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Ronald Reagan had a way of asking important questions in ways that people understood. Here’s three on the government’s power to tax. Are you entitled to the fruits of your labor or does government have some presumptive right to spend and spend and spend? Clearly George W. Bush has not listening to the Reagan/Goldwater wing […]

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Carnival Of Liberty XL

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Carnival of Liberty 40 is up at Homeland Stupidity. As always, we’ve had a great selection of contributions this time around and Mike did a great job hosting. Go check it out. Technorati Tags: Carnival of Liberty , Life Liberty Property

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Where Markets Beat Government — and Vice Versa

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

I checked out Perry’s site the other day, and ran across this post on Wal-Mart. It looks like Wal-Mart is opening its doors again in New Orleans, while Congress is still pointing fingers. It got me thinking: why is it that we see for-profit businesses flocking to the area, while FEMA is still trying to […]

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Carnival Of Liberty XXXIX

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

The 39th edition of the Carnival of Liberty is up at the new home of Below The Beltway. Next week’s Carnival of Liberty will be hosted at Homeland Security or Homeland Stupidity, so get those submissions in soon. Technorati Tags: Carnival of Liberty , Life Liberty Property

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Jail Her

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

This week, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney struck a Capital Hill Police Officer after she was stopped from going metal detectors in a House office building that she did not work in. Yesterday, the Capital Hill Police planned to issue an arrest warrant for McKinney. McKinney then had a press conference where she claimed the police officer […]

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