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Archive for June, 2007

Using Tax Dollars To Lobby For More Taxes

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

The problems created by having our tax dollars for local projects flowing through the Washington DC political process are well documented. Some states are net tax “donors” to the rest of the country, and some are net tax recipients. But even worse, the DC filter results in a lot of deadweight loss, as the bureaucrats […]

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Free Leonard Peltier Paris Now!

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

I don’t care for Paris Hilton. In fact, whether or not she goes to jail means nothing to me. I’m not even going to use it as an excuse to argue about the validity of DUI laws or the travesties of our justice system. I wish this whole sordid detail would be relegated to the […]

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The Tragedy Of War

Friday, June 8th, 2007

As America spends it’s time pondering the fate of a worthless hotel heiress, it’s worth noting that today is the 35th anniversary of a legendary photograph. H/T: Andrew Sullivan

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A Question Of Justice

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Quite honestly, I’d never thought I’d mention the name Paris Hilton in a post at The Liberty Papers, but this post by Lew Rockwell just makes no sense to me at all: How many Americans are actually proud of our record as the world’s incarceration champions? The envy and hate on display in the anti-Paris […]

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No confidence in Congress

Friday, June 8th, 2007

A no confidence vote is looming for Attorney General Alberto “no right to habeas corpus” Gonzalez, and rightfully so…Gonzalez, much like the rest of the Bush Administration need to go. However, United States Senator Tom Coburn wants to add some language to the resolution on Gonzalez. In a letter to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, […]

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The D-Day Landing As Reported by Today’s MSM

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Hat tip: Boortz

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Dems & Bush On Stem Cells — Both Wrong

Friday, June 8th, 2007

The Democrats in Congress dealt a blow to the President today, as they passed another bill expanding federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Bush, of course, is likely to veto the bill. Looking at their rationale, it’s clear that both sides are wrong: “If this bill were to become law, American taxpayers would for […]

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Quote of the Day

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

A Romney fan criticizing other candidates for “flip-flopping” — that’s rich. –RedState commenter “BrooksRob” in response to a pro-Romney post about Giuliani and McCain skipping the Ames Straw Poll.

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A Beautiful Headline: Guaranty owners want to evict DEA, IRS

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Every landlord, at one time or another, will find themselves with a tenant that they want to get rid of. When the tenants are violent people who cannot or will not hold down a productive job, evicting them from your property can be extremely dangerous. That is why my hat is off to Guaranty Building […]

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The Right to Life Also Implies a Right to Die

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

Dr. Jack Kevorkian has finally completed an eight year prison term. For what exactly? For helping a terminally ill and suffering man exercise his right to a have a dignified and peaceful death. I find it very irritating that the media has given Dr. Kevorkian the nickname “Dr. Death” as if he were some kind […]

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Senate Set To Approve Bipartisian Tax Increase

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

The Senate is set to approve a cigarette tax increase to increase funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Senators are likely to propose raising the federal cigarette tax to fund an expansion in children’s health insurance coverage. White no final decisions have been made, Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on […]

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Live Free Or Die: Giuliani Style

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Andrew Sullivan on Rudy Giuliani’s invocation of New Hampshire’s state motto: I love the motto too. But isn’t it exactly the opposite of what today’s GOP stands for? The entire premise of Giuliani’s positions is that, after 9/11, we should not live free in case we die. Last night, he spoke of two risible plots […]

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Ron Paul On Tucker Carlson

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Say what you will, but Ron Paul is getting noticed, and I think that counts for something Today, it was Tucker Carlson’s show on MSNBC:

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A Look At Our 2008 Options

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

I tried to take a break from politics. It didn’t work. Obama getting the spotlight, more than anything else, sparked my re-awakening. He reminds me of FDR. That is not a good thing. The more I hear of his ‘vision’–and peoples’ gushing reaction to it, the more I get the urge to scream, rip my […]

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Every Man for Himself?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Nick, who responded to Doug’s recent post made some great points and some which I disagreed with. I was going to respond to the original post’s thread, but as my response became longer and longer, I thought it should be a stand alone post. Here’s what Nick had to say: Ron Paul is dead wrong […]

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Rudy Giuiliani Is Not A Libertarian, Exhibit Two

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

David Weigel at Reason reports this exchange on the campaign trail: Just finished my reporting trip with a Rudy Giuliani town hall in New Castle, New Hampshire, a tiny island luxuryville a few miles from Portsmouth. Don Murphy from Republicans for Compassionate Access, the pro-medical marijuana group, got to ask Rudy a quick question in […]

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Ron Paul At The New Hampshire Debate

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

I know that more than one of my fellow contributors here will disagree with me, but after watching this montage of Congressman Paul’s responses at tonight’s debate, I have to say that, although I don’t agree with everything he says, I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s the only Republican I can vote for in […]

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GOP Debate Liveblogging and Instant Commentary (6/5/2007)

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Tonight, the Republican candidates, minus Fred Thompson, are debating in New Hampshire. Basically tonight, the fireworks will be between Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul over foreign policy and everybody vs McCain on immigration. 6:01 PM CDT: First hour, questions will be asked by reporters. No time limits, on honor system with questions limited to one […]

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Rudy Won’t Sign “No Tax” Pledge

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Since its been awhile since we checked on Rudy Giuliani, I figured I would update everyone on what he’s been up to. Americans for Tax Reform has a Taxpayer Protection Pledge that they ask all candidates for national and state office to sign. It asks simply: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the […]

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William Jefferson Must Go

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

The time has come for Nancy Pelosi to live up to her promise of the most ethical Congress in history. A high ranking Democrat has been indicted for bribery and influence peddling and, while everyone is entitled to a presumption of innocence, it’s pretty clear that the guy is guilty. I mean, how else do […]

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