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Archive for November, 2008

A Lone Silver Lining

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Today is, truly, a historic day. I’m not an old man, but when I was born 30 years ago the idea of electing a black president was something that might be discussed in polite circles, but was not reality. Today that has changed. Perhaps I’ve become more sentimental as I’ve aged, or perhaps it’s that [...]

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Hulk MAD! Hulk VOTE!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Voting is now analogized to Popeye eating his spinach: The final presidential debate concluded with some stirring words, though not from either candidate. Moderator and CBS newsman Bob Schieffer said, “I will leave you tonight with what my mother always said — go vote now. It will make you feel big and strong.“ Cue the [...]

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Chuck Schumer Talks Fairness Doctrine On Fox News

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

If the Democrats get the victory they seem headed toward today, there will be many things that are likely to happen that should concern libertarians. One of those is the effort to revive the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which New York Senator Chuck Schumer talked about this morning on Fox News: Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on [...]

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It’s Almost Over…

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Just one more day, and the government can go back to screwing us quietly instead of auditioning for the job of screwing us.

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Bailout — Rent Seeking IS Sound Financial Management In This Environment

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Regional bank BB&T, prevalent throughout the Southeast, is known for their opposition to government intervention in markets. After Kelo, they announced that they would not lend for private projects that made us of eminent domain. It is, then, sad to see them jumping into this: Most of the banks say they want the capital so [...]

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Third Party Debate

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

The City Club of Cleveland extended an invitation to the top six presidential candidates*. Of the six candidates, Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr, Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin, and independent candidate Ralph Nader participated; Democrat Barack Obama, Republican John McCain, and Green Party candidate Cynthia McKinney were no-shows. Unlike the debates we have already seen [...]

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Quote Of The Day

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

From Doug Stanhope: The most important thing is to vote locally and know what you’re voting for – and if race or sex are your first reason, you should be denied a ballot because you are an ape who should be banished to voting online for upstart variety show websites. If you dont know exactly [...]

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Whatever It Costs, It’s Worth It

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Ugh. I’ve skewered David Lazarus before, when he decided to miss the forest for the trees. In that instance, he argued against freedom due to the potential annoyance it may bring. Today, though, he’s gone after something that’s far more important to me than Cubans and cellphones — my pocketbook. He makes the crucial fallacy [...]

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Obama Shrugged

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Was Barack Obama thinking of Ayn Rand when he spoke against the “virtue of selfishness” ? “[I]t’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class — it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a [...]

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