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Archive for September, 2007

Newt Gingrich Announces He Won’t Run For President

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

After flirting for months without ever committing to anything, former Speaker Newt Gingrich has announced that he won’t be running for President: ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Two days after hinting he wanted to try for the White House, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich decided he would not run for president, his spokesman said Saturday. Rick […]

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In Memory Of John Berthoud

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

John Berthoud was one of the unseen faces in Washington fighting the good fight for fiscal conservatism and lower takes. Since 1997, he headed the National Taxpayers Union, one of the premier lobbying groups in Washington that seeks to advance an agenda of lower taxes and lower spending. Late last week, Mr. Berthoud died at […]

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Ron Paul Raises $ 1 Million In Seven-Day Online Campaign

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

I’ve been critical of the campaign before, but this was a nicely executed fund-raising drive and a nicely-executed publicity campaign all at the same time: Dr. Paul was campaigning in New Hampshire with his wife Carol and their family when our $1,000,000 goal was reached last night.  As the time drew near, they watched on […]

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Outrageous Court Decision Of The Week

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Progress in the War Against Advil, from the always wacky Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: Safford Middle School officials did not violate the civil rights of a 13-year-old Safford girl when they forced her to disrobe and expose her breasts and pubic area four years ago while looking for a drug, according to the Ninth […]

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Hillary Clinton: Let’s Start Socialism At The Cradle, Literally

Friday, September 28th, 2007

For all the complaining I do about the Republican Party, there are days like today when I’m reminded of just how bad the alternative is: WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 “baby bond” from the government to help […]

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Ron Paul At Last Night’s Presidential Debate

Friday, September 28th, 2007

I did not watch last night’s PBS debate, but these two You Tube videos seem to comprise the majority of what Congressman Paul had to say:

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Smoke ‘em if You got ‘em…for the Good of the Children

Friday, September 28th, 2007

With the expiration of SCHIP looming on September 30th, the congress plans to extend and expand the program by adding another $35 billion over the next 5 years despite President Bush’s threat to veto the bill. The House passed the bill 265-159 with the support of 45 Republicans. The Senate also is expected to pass […]

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Ron Paul Meets Fundraising Goal, Sets New One

Friday, September 28th, 2007

A few days ago, the Ron Paul campaign started a campaign to raise $ 500,000 in a single campaign before the end of the quarter on September 30th. Well, the quarter isn’t over, but the goal has been met. And, now the campaign is shooting for an equally amazing fundraising goal, $ 1,000,000.   Frankly, […]

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Was Sir Robert Cruising For a Tasing?

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Ever wonder why the the police in London are called Bobbies? They got that name from their founder, Sir Robert Peel, who is widely held to be the father of modern policing. I don’t think this is accurate, since modern policing as of the beginning of the 21th century has as much to do with […]

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Part of PATRIOT Act ruled unconstitutional

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Another federal judge has ruled that sections of the so-called USA PATRIOT Act are unconstitutional: Two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional because they allow search warrants to be issued without a showing of probable cause, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, […]

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Ron Paul’s Fundraising: Better Than Ever ?

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

That seems to be the implication of the rumors that have been circulating for several days now: Supporters of long-shot GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) are putting their money where their mouth is — the Internet. With the third quarter drawing to a close, the campaign said it expects to exceed the $2.4 […]

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The Kind Of Help Ron Paul Doesn’t Need

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Ron Paul’s supporters need to learn that stuff like this does not help your candidate: Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul does not believe that 9/11 was an “inside job” and his campaign distanced itself from a raucous pro-Paul demonstration on a Mackinac Island ferry Friday night, a Paul spokesman said Monday. In […]

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Could Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Visit to Columbia University be a Good Thing?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

NEW YORK – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced sharp criticism Monday about his opinions on women, gays, Israel, nuclear weapons and the Holocaust in an appearance at Columbia University, where protesters lined the streets bearing signs reading, “Hitler Lives.” Inside a crowded lecture hall, the university president issued blistering introductory remarks. Ahmadinejad exhibits “all the […]

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Monday Open Thread: Early Primary Edition

Monday, September 24th, 2007

We’re appearing to see a definitive change in American presidential elections, with a rush for states to move their primaries forward as early as possible. This throws out the “traditional order” where states like Iowa and New Hampshire play key roles. At stake is the potential chance for dark-horse candidates like Ron Paul to win […]

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A Small Victory

Friday, September 21st, 2007

If anyone has any doubts about whether or not the war on (some) drugs and mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines turn otherwise law abiding citizens into criminals, look no further than the injustice Richard Paey suffered in the State of Florida. To make a long story short: Paey received serious injuries in a car accident, his […]

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Mike Ditka, Former Players Ask the U.S. Senate to “Fix” the NFL

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

WASHINGTON — After testimony Tuesday by retired NFL players about red tape in qualifying for disability benefits related to on-the-field injuries, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said the league is “dropping the ball.” […] “My hope is that the league will get its act together here,” Kerry said. “I am prepared, if the league doesn’t do […]

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Rudy Giuliani Flunks Geography

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Apparently, the former Mayor of New York thinks that the North Atlantic Ocean extends alot further than most of us might have thought: Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani urged NATO to admit Australia, India, Israel, Japan and Singapore on Wednesday as part of proposals to combat Islamic extremism. Okay, so maybe its time for a […]

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This Is John Galt Speaking

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

The YouTube Version

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Latest Gallup Poll Puts Ron Paul At 4%

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Last week, I noted that the first post-summer Gallup Poll seemed to show Ron Paul slipping back into the 1% range after a summer that had him moving up in the polls. This week’s poll results are out, and it seems that the September 10th release may have been a statistical anomaly: PRINCETON, NJ — […]

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Happy Constitution Day

Monday, September 17th, 2007

It was 220 years ago today that the Constitution was signed by it’s drafters in Philadelphia: What’s the most important day in American history? Most of us would answer the Fourth of July. But think about today, Sept. 17. For on this date in 1787, the convention in Philadelphia completed work on one of the […]

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