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Archive for August, 2007

Why Larry Craig And Not Ted Stevens ?

Friday, August 31st, 2007

It now seems apparent that at some point on Saturday, Idaho Senator Larry Craig will announce his resignation from the Senate in the aftermath of what is at least a very embarrassing arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In what I can only consider a rare moment, though, I find myself agreeing with the New York Times […]

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Ron Paul Gets Some Respect

Friday, August 31st, 2007

From The Wall Street Journal: As polls track the public’s disaffection, political strategists are on alert for a third-party movement. Paulites insist their man can win the Republican nomination, though he has gone from zero to just 2% in polls. If he can’t, their fervor suggests they would push him to run independently. But having […]

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Let’s Leave The Real Estate Market Alone

Friday, August 31st, 2007

For the first time since it has become an issue, President Bush has decided that it’s necessary to inject himself into the market correction currently taking place in the real estate market: President Bush today unveiled a series of measures intended to help ease a wave of mortgage defaults, but he ruled out any federal […]

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Let’s Play a Game

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

A quiz for the readers: what is the drawing below supposed to be? Does this picture in any way seem threatening to you? The answer is below the fold.

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Colored Flour = Felony Terrorism Charges

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

As is well known to the readers of The Liberty Papers and The Unrepentant Individual, I love beer. It’s also true, largely due to drinking beer, that I could stand to be in better shape. So when I one day found the sport of hashing, I was excited. Sometimes called “a drinking club with a […]

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Where’s Ron?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Not that I think hes’ got a shot; but he IS a declared candidate, he should be up there.

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Did Larry Craig Really Commit A Crime ?

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Notwithstanding the media circus over what Idaho Senator Larry Craig may or may not have done in a bathroom at the Minneapolis Airport, the question that remains is whether he actually committed a crime: Why was Sen. Craig arrested? Is it really illegal to try to find a sexual partner in a public bathroom using […]

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Just think how much more damage they could do with less “recess”

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Uncle Jay Explains the News – July 2, 2007 From: http://www.unclejayexplains.com/

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“Binge Drinking Culture”, or Selfish Irresponsible Idiot

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Well, if you’re in the UK, the answer is clear: it’s all the fault of “the culture” … personally I’m thinking it’s more like Darwin in action emphasis mine: Two weeks after a liver swop, girl of 19 was back on the drink — By JAMES MILLS – Daily Mail After eight days in a […]

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Licensed To Death

Monday, August 27th, 2007

On Friday, the Reason Foundation released a study on the extent which state regulations have imposed barriers to entry into a mind-numbing variety of professions: Los Angeles (August 24, 2007) – Do you want to be a fortune teller in Maryland? Your future better include a license from the state. How about being a hair […]

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We Won’t Have Fredo To Kick Around Anymore

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Alberto Gonzalez has resigned as Attorney General: Embattled Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales has resigned from his post, according to an administration official, ending a controversial cabinet tenure that included clashes with Congress over the firing of nine U.S. attorneys and the nature of efforts to spy on U.S. citizens. The official said Gonzales submitted […]

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Monday Open Thread: Questions For Ron Paul Supporters

Monday, August 27th, 2007

The posts about Ron Paul’s campaign have brought numerous visitors and comments to The Liberty Papers over the past several months. Some have accused some of is, me in particular, of being overly negative about Paul’s campaign. The truth is, I’m overly negative about the state of the GOP to the point where I doubt […]

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How To Really Reform The Electoral College

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Back in April, here and here, I wrote about the National Popular Vote, an effort by some states to change the way the Electoral College works by means of an agreement among participating states that it would give it’s electoral vote to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of which candidates may have […]

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Demonizing The Mortgage Industry

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

In today’s Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman points out the hypocrisy that has been exhibited by many on the left in response to the problems in the sub-prime mortgage industry and the increasing number of foreclosures on such loans: In the old days, financial institutions that refused to lend to people with low incomes or imperfect […]

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Curing alcoholism with free whiskey

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

Imagine you have an alcoholic brother who lives with your parents because he has trouble holding down a job when he lives alone. So your parents keep an eye on him, limit his access to alcohol etc. One day, you come home, and you find your dad calmly stacking cans of Milwaukee’s Best into the […]

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Venezuela & DC — Price Controls From The Barrel Of A Gun

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

I was checking in to see the latest news from Venezuela, and saw how Chavez is using the threat of nationalization to bring down steel prices: Ternium SA, the only maker of flat- steel products in Venezuela, agreed to sell its goods at a discount in the South American country, warding off a threatened nationalization […]

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Strippers For Ron Paul

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

It seems that Congressman Paul is drawing support from all kinds of people: [T]he issue at hand is “Strippers for Ron Paul.” Why would the adult entertainment industry support such an obvious Christian? It is because the Christian congressman, Ron Paul, understands the proper role of government in the United States of America. Government should […]

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It’s Time To Write Off Mike Huckabee

Friday, August 24th, 2007

His apparent support for the FairTax notwithstanding, I’ve pretty much decided that Mike Huckabee isn’t worthy of my support. The reason ? The fact that one of his biggest supporters is champion of the Bridge to Nowhere, and worthy of the title King of Pork: Little Rock, AR – Former Governor Mike Huckabee announced Friday […]

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The Iraq War Coalition Continues To Crumble

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

This time, though, we’re not talking about the international coalition of nations supporting the United States’ polices in Iraq, we’re talking about the coalition in the United States Senate, and, more specifically, one very influential Senator: Sen. John W. Warner, one of the most influential Republican voices in Congress on national security, called on President […]

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Jimmy Justice: Policing the Police

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

As a general rule, I believe that most police officers are brave, respectable, and truly do their best to honor their mission statement: to serve and protect. As with any organization, there are some bad apples, however. And what happens when a police officer abuses his or her badge to break the law or harass […]

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