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Archive for December, 2008

Simon Says: A Fitting Monument

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

A day few years short, A dollar few hundred million long, The economy is in crisis, But who’d call this wrong? It’s a tribute to waste, And avarice too, But like it or not, It was paid for by you. >;-)

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Gohmert’s Bailout Alternative: Convert Paulson’s Last $350 Billion into Tax Holiday

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

From Congressman Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) November 28, 2008 press release: Gohmert is currently preparing a bill to declare the tax holiday for January and February of 2009 and is also gathering support at the same time. He said, “We can save more home mortgages, increase employment, and boost economic growth for a lower price tag [...]

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Bailout, In Spreadsheet Form!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Lance over at QandO posted this, and it really puts the scope of the thing into perspective when you have it in line-item form: Just where is all this money going to come from, anyway?

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Wal-Mart Shoppers Sue For $2M

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

I guess this one comes from the “give me a friggin break” file: Two customers are suing Wal-Mart for negligence after being injured in a mad rush for post-Thanksgiving bargains that left one store employee dead, the men’s attorney said Tuesday. Temporary Wal-Mart worker Jdimytai Damour, 34, was crushed to death as he and other [...]

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A Letter to Senator Kerry

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Dear Senator Kerry, I was aghast to read your response to my email on the subject of requiring people to get Federal government approval to work.  It is the sort of totalitarian policy I would expect from some right wing fascist dictatorship. I am especially stunned see a former nominee of the Democrat party send [...]

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Another Whimper In The Continuing Death Of Liberty

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

And this time, I doubt that anyone will even notice: The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials. The long-planned shift in the Defense Department’s role in [...]

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Is Atheism Really Threatening?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

These signs have been popping up lately in the Denver area… …and some folks are none too happy about it. The hate mail and nasty, threatening phone messages began almost immediately. … John Matson, of Denver, was so mad after seeing the Santa Fe Drive sign that he dashed off an angry letter to the [...]

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Sex Offender Insanity

Monday, December 1st, 2008

I’ve written several times in the past about the manner in which America’s sex offender registry laws have led to insane, some might even say unjust, outcomes. There was the six-year old boy in Virginia who will go through the rest of his school career tagged as a sexual offender. The 15 year old Ohio [...]

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Oil Is Too Cheap

Monday, December 1st, 2008

No, not for the reason these guys think: Venezuela will back repeated cuts in OPEC oil production until prices stabilize, Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez says, and Russia is proposing closer cooperation with the oil cartel. Ramirez said Wednesday that his country will back a proposed 1 million barrel per day cut when OPEC meets Saturday [...]

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