I picked up the LA Times today, to find an article in the Business section about California’s Agriculture Secretary trying to open Cuban doors and increase orders of our agriculture products. California produces a wide variety of wonderful products, such as figs, wine, artichokes, etc. But one must ask a simple question: who in Cuba [...]Continue reading Are The Cubans Drinking That Much Chardonnay?
Archive for February, 2008
CNN is reporting this afternoon that the Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to put together a massive database filed with biometric information from American citizens: CLARKSBURG, West Virginia (CNN) — The FBI is gearing up to create a massive computer database of people’s physical characteristics, all part of an effort the bureau says to better [...]Continue reading Report: FBI Wants To Create Massive Biometric Database
There’s a very good post up over at Cato@Liberty on the debate that erupted between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton over whether states should be permitted to give driver’s licenses to people who are in the country illegally. As the post’s author notes, the right answer to the question has little to do with immigration: [...]Continue reading Illegal Immigrants And Driver’s Licenses
His name ? George W. Bush: WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush unveiled a $3.1 trillion budget on Monday that supports sizable increases in military spending to fight the war on terrorism and protects his signature tax cuts. The spending proposal, which shows the government spending $3 trillion in a 12-month period for the first time [...]Continue reading The $ 3 Trillion Man
The former Democrat front runner, Hillary Rodham Clinton in her quest to become national mommy president says that she will steal your money if you don’t health insurance: Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all [...]Continue reading Hillary Supports Stealing Your Money If You Don’t Buy Health Insurance
James Joyner takes a look at the national polling trends asks this question: Could it be that hard-core libertarians are just a relatively small group? That, despite being organized and enthusiastic, there aren’t enough of them to elect a president? To the extent that the campaign has never done a good job of reaching out [...]Continue reading Sunday Open Thread: Why Has Ron Paul Flatlined ?
A legislator in Mississippi has proposed legislation that would forbid restaurant from serving people defined as “obsese:” It has actually happened. Lawmakers have proposed legislation that forbids restaurants and food establishments from serving food to anyone who is obese (as defined by the State). Under this bill, food establishments are to be monitored for compliance [...]Continue reading Mississippi: No Food For Fat People
A top Republican Senator is demanding an inquiry into why the National Football League destroyed tapes related to the New England Patriots’ spying scandal: The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee wants N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell to explain why the league destroyed evidence related to spying by the New England Patriots. In the stretch [...]Continue reading No Senator, How The NFL Runs Itself Is Not The Business Of Congress
Apparently, Ron Paul has hired the son of legendary tax protester notorious crank Irwin Schiff as his tax advisor: Representative Ron Paul, the Texas doctor with the libertarian streak who is seeking the Republican nomination, has taken on an economic adviser with very close ties to people who assert that the income tax is illegal. [...]Continue reading Ron Paul’s Tax Advisor Believes You Don’t Have To Pay Taxes
I did not watch the most recent Republican debate so I have no idea what the context is for this photo. Not knowing the context of what was happening at this very moment in time makes this photo all the more interesting and humorous to me. I can’t help but wonder what Gov. Huckabee might [...]Continue reading Caption Contest
From this month’s issue of Reason (not available online yet), former Huckabee spokesman Joe Carter, who is now with the Family Research Council, explained how Huckabee would reshape the GOP: “If Gov. Huckabee is the nominee, you’ll see a shift from where the GOP is now…I see politics as more of a split between libertarians [...]Continue reading Mike Huckabee’s War Against Libertarian Republicans
I challenge anyone to tell me why this is a bad thing: HOUSTON — Exxon Mobil Corp. on Friday posted the largest annual profit by a U.S. company _ $40.6 billion _ as the world’s largest publicly traded oil company benefited from historic crude prices at year’s end. Exxon also set a U.S. record for [...]Continue reading A Great Day For The Economy: Exxon-Mobil Posts Record Profit
From last night’s debate. First, here’s Hillary on the mortgage crisis: I think it’s imperative that we approach this mortgage crisis with the seriousness that it is presenting. There are 95,000 homes in foreclosure in California right now. I want a moratorium on foreclosures for 90 days so we can try to work out keeping [...]Continue reading Quote Of The Day: Why Obama Might Just Be Better Than Hillary Edition