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Archive for December, 2007

Huckabee, Still A Bigot

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Mike Huckabee reiterated on Fox News Sunday that he is still a bigot: GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Sunday he won’t run from his statement 15 years ago that AIDS patients should have been isolated. Huckabee acknowledged the prevailing scientific view then, and since, that the virus that causes AIDS is not spread through […]

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Libertarian National Committee Invites Ron Paul To Run As A Libertarian

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Via Third Party Watch: In a move most unusual for this body, the Libertarian National Committee just adopted a resolution encouraging Ron Paul to seek the Libertarian Party presidential nomination. The LNC is meeting in Charleston, SC this weekend. The resolution recognized Paul’s standing and history with the Libertarian Party. It also recognized a renewed […]

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Huckabee wanted to isolate AIDS patients

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Tax Hike Mike advocated isolating AIDS patients in a previous campaign: Mike Huckabee once advocated isolating AIDS patients from the general public, opposed increased federal funding in the search for a cure and said homosexuality could “pose a dangerous public health risk.” As a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in 1992, Huckabee answered 229 […]

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Germany’s War Against Scientology

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

CNN reports that the German Government is moving to ban Scientology: BERLIN, Germany (AP) — Germany’s top security officials said Friday they consider the goals of the Church of Scientology to be in conflict with the principles of the nation’s constitution and will seek to ban the organization. The interior ministers of the nation’s 16 […]

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Quote of the Day: Mitt Romney’s Bigotry

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Mitt Romney was deluged today with questions about yesterday’s speech on faith, specifically about the statement that: “Freedom requires religion, just as religion requires freedom.” “It was a speech on faith in America, first of all,” Romney said, during a testy exchange with reporters after a town hall forum here. He said he was paraphrasing […]

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The Mortgage Bailout — Isn’t

Friday, December 7th, 2007

The plan coming out of the administration and treasury to prop up the mortgage industry has caused quite an uproar. In particular, there’s been a big debate even within the ranks of contributors to this blog about exactly how smart of an idea this is. The problem, however, is that we were largely arguing in […]

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House Passes SAFE Act — Do You Feel Safer?

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Have a small business offering wifi access? Have a home wireless connection that you’ve not secured? Well, consider yourself “deputized”. You may not know how to even track your who is using your internet connection, but you may soon be legally required to do so: What’s SAFE? It stands for the Securing Adolescents From Exploitation-Online […]

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Subprime Restructure Resistance – How Much Is Punishment-Driven?

Friday, December 7th, 2007

It’s clear to everyone with reasoning ability that our subprime mess is, well, a colossal mess. We’re talking about a credit bubble that’s enormous, and the fallout of a big-time POP will put our nation into the question of major recession vs. hyper-inflation. This is not a good thing. This is not good for the […]

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Destroying The Evidence

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Today’s New York Times reports that the Central Intelligence Agency destroyed videotapes showing the use of harsh interrogation techniques on suspected al Qaeda members: WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 — The Central Intelligence Agency in 2005 destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the interrogation of two Al Qaeda operatives in the agency’s custody, a step it took […]

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Mike Huckabee: God’s Preferred Candidate

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Mike Huckabee revealed that he is the preferred candidate of Jesus Christ in a QandA session at Liberty University on December 4, 2007. h/t: Doug’s place. Also added a new category, Huckabee Watch, to follow the most dangerous man running for president this year.

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A Religious Test For Office

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Doug has posted over the last day or so about Mitt Romney’s speech on religion and politics… Romney, as a Mormon, is facing some interesting attacks from the evangelical wing of the Republican party, who don’t regard Mormons as “true Christians”. Doug’s opinion is that such a worry is pointless, and that voters should spend […]

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Quote Of The Day: Religious Liberty Edition

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Ron Paul with, so far, the sanest thing I’ve heard anyone say on the subject of religion and politics: “We live in times of great uncertainty when men of faith must stand up for American values and traditions before they are washed away in a sea of fear and relativism. I have never been one […]

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Faith, Religious Liberty, And Mitt Romney

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Mitt Romney gave his much anticipated speech on faith and politics today: COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Republican Mitt Romney, confronting voters’ skepticism about his Mormon faith, declared Thursday that as president he would “serve no one religion, no one group, no one cause,” and said calls for him to explain and justify his religious beliefs […]

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Contrasting Quotes Of The Day: How Times Have Changed Edition

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1960: I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute–where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishoners for whom to vote–where no church or church school is granted any […]

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George W. Bush Channels Richard Nixon

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Back in the 1970s, Richard Nixon decided to solve the inflation crisis by arbitrarily freezing wages and prices. Today, President Bush will announce a plan to address the subprime mortgage crisis that pretty much does the same thing with interest rates: President Bush will announce this afternoon an agreement with major mortgage firms to freeze […]

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Thoughts On Mitt Romney’s Religion Speech

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Later this morning, Mitt Romney will give what the media is, perhaps, inaccurately calling his Mormon speech addressing questions that have arising regarding his faith. On some level, it seems absurd that he should have to do this at all, but Romney’s presence in the race has made it clear that, more than 40 years […]

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William F. Buckley Jr.: Tobacco Prohibitionist

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

The founder of National Review, who has called himself a libertarian conservative in the past, calls for tobacco prohibition and makes the most absurd Nazi analogy ever in the process: Stick me in a confessional and ask the question: Sir, if you had the authority, would you forbid smoking in America? You’d get a solemn […]

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Happy Repeal Day !

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

It was 74 years ago today that Prohibition was finally, officially repealed. Go out and have a drink in celebration of the end of a really bad experiment. H/T: Reason.tv

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Bush Administration Proposes Mortgage Bailout Plan

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

The Bush Administration appears to be on the verge of proposing a bailout in response to the subprime mortgage crisis: Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. unveiled new details of the Bush administration’s mortgage-relief plan yesterday, including a proposal that would grant new powers to local governments to refinance the mortgages of struggling homeowners. Paulson […]

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From A Revolution To A Movement

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

I’ve said more than once that libertarian-oriented Republicans need to do a lot more than concentrate on Ron Paul’s Presidential campaign if they want to bring about real change in America. The Presidency, after all, doesn’t amount to much if Congress is in the hands of statists of the Republican or Democratic variety, and state […]

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