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Archive for August, 2007

Padilla — Results Buttresses Bush & His Detractors

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Jose Padilla was tried and convicted in a civilian court of law, and this result is being claimed as a victory for both sides. The Bush administration can point to this victory as a sign of it’s ability to find and prove that Padilla was in fact guilty of being an active supporter of terrorism: [...]

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Where’s Michael Moore When We Need Him?

Friday, August 17th, 2007

I just ran across this interesting blogpost by Debbie Schlussel about a man by the name of Francisco Chaviano and his experiences with the Cuban healthcare system. Remember Michael Moore’s flash-in-the-pan “Sicko” movie, which didn’t last long in theaters? Remember how Moore showed us 9/11 rescue workers getting instant, excellent, VIP healthcare in Havana, Cuba? [...]

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Venezuela — Corrupt As Hell, Income Inequality Rising

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Chavez is known for his defenders. I’ve noticed quite often that the ones that comment here seem to think we’re all a bunch of “gringos” who want to exploit the poor and ruin Chavez’ socialist revolution. And I understand, of course… After all, I’m just a blogger. What credibility do I have on Venezuela, other [...]

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Rudy Giuliani: US Foreign Policy Contributed to Terrorism

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Many of you remember when Rudy Giuliani was outraged when Ron Paul asserted that U.S. foreign policy contributed to Al Queda targetting the United States. Well, apparently Giuliani now agrees with Ron Paul, to a point. In his article on Foreign Policy in Foreign Affairs Magazine, Rudy Giuliani wrote: Idealism should define our ultimate goals; [...]

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Does von Eschenbasch deserve a pension or probation?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

In 2001, two parents were convicted of manslaughter in Colorado for allowing their daughter to die from untreated diabetes-related infection. Had she been taken to a doctor, she would likely have lived. Several of her surviving siblings were also found to be sick with strep throat, with which they had apparently been infected for months. [...]

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New York City Continues To Turn Into The Nanny State

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Continuing a trend that began, quite frankly, during the term of Rudy Giuliani, New York City has been at the forefront of measures that share the common assumption of believing that the government knows better how to live your life than you do. Now, they want to prevent people from smoking around children, even in [...]

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The Fair Tax Gains Momentum in Iowa Straw Poll

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

There have been some very encouraging developments regarding the Fair Tax movement. Brad Warbiany noted in this post that much of Mike Huckabee’s second place showing in the Iowa Straw Poll can be attributed to his support of the Fair Tax. The Americans for Fair Taxation group had a very large presence in Iowa but [...]

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All the “other” ones…

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

I was inspried by comments from a friend yesterday, to think up a couple of “bumpersticker” type slogans in support of the second amendment. Which do you think would make the better bumper sticker or t-shirt: The Second Amendment: In case they “forget” the other ones Or… The Second Amendment: Defending the other ones since [...]

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George Bush: The Biggest Taxer In History

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

The sad truth comes from David Boaz: The Treasury Department reported Friday that federal revenues reached $2.12 trillion ($2,120,000,000,0000) for the first ten months of fiscal year 2007. In both current and inflation-adjusted dollars, that puts the federal government on course for the most revenue it’s ever collected in a year. Indeed, it’s the most [...]

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Just Another Day In Iraq

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

It’s stories like this that make you wonder just what the heck we’re doing over there: BAGHDAD, Aug. 14 — At least 175 people were killed Tuesday night by four truck bombs in a massive coordinated attack against members of a small religious sect, the Yazidis, in northern Iraq, the Iraqi army said. The nearly [...]

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I Want To Be Invisible (To Hillary Clinton, Anyway)

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Hillary Clinton’s Latest Ad: I want to be invisible to this government. I want my phone calls, letters, and emails to be invisible to this government. I want my paycheck and bank account to be invisible to this government. I want my health care choices to be invisible to this government. I want my retirement [...]

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Lou Dobbs Is A Fool

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

He’s also a xenophobe and a idiot, but his understanding of economics is so atrocious he makes Karl Marx seem intelligent.

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How Ron Paul’s Supporters Aren’t Helping Him, Exhibit A

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Over at The Crossed Pond, Rojas cites two examples of so-called supporters of Congressman Ron Paul who are doing more to sabotage his campaign than any enemy of liberty could even hope to do: First, there’s the Alex Jones (he of the sanely titled website Prison Planet) 9/11 truth squad over at InfoWars: A host [...]

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John Stossel Speech on Economic Liberty at the Fair Tax Rally

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

John Stossel is one of the few journalists in the MSM who really understands how and why capitalism works and why socialism does not. In this speech at this Fair Tax rally held on May 15, 2007, Stossel asks the question: “Why is America prosperous?” His answer: economic liberty. Even if you are not a [...]

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Apparently, The French Love Ron Paul

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Apparently, Ron Paul mania isn’t limited to the Continental United States: Republicans have not been known recently for their warmth toward the French. But at least one contender for the G.O.P. nomination has developed a dedicated, if small, fan base in Paris: Representative Ron Paul of Texas, an anti-Iraq war libertarian. The blog “Ron Paul [...]

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Pope Benedict Condemns Tax Havens

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Let me start this out by saying that while I was raised, baptized, and confirmed in the Catholic Church, I am far from the most religious Catholic out there. I have alot of respect, even reverence, for the traditions of the Church, but, as this latest encyclical from Pope Benedict XVI seems to confirm, the [...]

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Dick Cheney Predicts A Quagmire

Monday, August 13th, 2007

In 1994, that is: So, 13 years later, how many dead Americans is Saddam worth ?

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Eliminate The Home Mortgage Interest Deduction ?

Monday, August 13th, 2007

That’s exactly what one economist argues: Why do we subsidize mortgage interest? More than Social Security–the benefits of which are taxed–it’s the most sacred cow in the Federal Budget. But it’s a truism that a subsidy yields higher prices. Home sellers can charge more because buyers are effectively subsidized by their ability to deduct mortgage [...]

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Huckabee’s Results In Iowa Poll — It’s The FairTax, Stupid!

Monday, August 13th, 2007

In the Iowa straw poll, Huckabee came in for a surprising 2nd place finish. Both Doug and Kevin seemed almost shocked by this result, and suggested that this is a major shot in the arm to his campaign. This may be seen by some that he’s a much stronger force than originally understood, and that [...]

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Monday Open Thread: Karl Rove Edition

Monday, August 13th, 2007

So this will be the big thing in the news, and all the talking heads will be offering their analysis. I’ll open the floor on this one. What will this mean for the future of the Bush presidency? Will this turn him into a complete lame duck, or offer the chance to bring in someone [...]

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