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Archive for March, 2009

Hollywood Goes Galt: Your Vote for Dagny Taggart

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron, Julia Roberts or Anne Hathaway? Here’s the background from The Hollywood Reporter: Hollywood could soon be going Objectivist. After decades in development hell, Ayn Rand’s capitalism-minded “Atlas Shrugged” is taking new steps toward the big screen — with one of the film world’s most prominent money men potentially at its center. [...]

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Obama confesses to treason and resigns, co-conspirators are in custody, Hillary Clinton sworn in as president…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

…is how this headline reads.  Here are a few of the sordid details: Washington, D.C., April 1 — U.S. President Barack Obama has resigned after confessing to treason. Obama named his co-conspirators and the FBI has taken all but one into custody in undisclosed locations. Obama told FBI investigators that his primary co-conspirators were Bill [...]

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When Did Maricopa County Become Red Square?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

This seems even excessive for the Toughest Most Authoritarian Sheriff in America, Joe Arpaio: Sheriff’s deputies and county Protective Service officers arrested two men and two women in the middle of the [County Board of Supervisors] meeting when they stood and applauded a speaker who criticized Arpaio. Joel Nelson, Jason Odhner, Monica Sanschafer and Kristy [...]

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Obama Encourages Corporate Malfeasance

Monday, March 30th, 2009

The trainwreck that is the Obama administration continues with his support for caps on executive pay. This bad idea has been tried before, and had the disastrous result of enhancing the power corporations wield over their employees, particularly with upper and middle management. It contributed to many of the instances of corporate malfeasance. The problem [...]

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Great Idea from the Left: Have Candidates Sign Pledges to Increase Taxes and Spending

Monday, March 30th, 2009

While trashing a positive review of a Republican candidate I just wrote over at The Next Right, the good folks over at The American Prospect inadvertently came up with a good idea.  I was describing a recent conversation with Tim James, who is running for governor in Alabama: When I had the opportunity, I asked [...]

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Maryland House Passes Mayor Calvo’s SWAT Bill by 126 to 9 Vote

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Despite the objections of the National Tactical Officers Association, the bill championed by Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo passed the Maryland House by a wide margin: Delegates adopted a bill, on a 126 to 9 vote, that would require law enforcement agencies to report every six months on their use of SWAT teams, including what [...]

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Russia Considering Return to Gold Standard

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Here’s some irony for you. Perhaps Obama, Reid and Pelosi might consider following Russia’s lead: Arkady Dvorkevich, the Kremlin’s chief economic adviser, said Russia would favour the inclusion of gold bullion in the basket-weighting of a new world currency based on Special Drawing Rights issued by the International Monetary Fund.[...] [...]Mr Dvorkevich said it was [...]

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I like this definition of sin; what are your thoughts?

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

“Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other ‘sins’ are invented nonsense.” –Heinlein I’ll argue that this applies to politics, as well.

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Don’t Read This if You Aren’t Libertarian

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Here’s the wording (no direct link available yet, but here’s the latest cut-and-paste source) from one of the April 15th Tea Party notifications. To further insult people with an I.Q. over 80, they threw a new Gingrich video on the page.  They ask: Are you fed up with a Congress and a president who: * [...]

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White House Blackmails General Motors’ CEO To Resign

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

In what can only be described as yet another one of those “crossing the Rubicon” moments that we’ve seen so many of since this economic crisis began, the CEO of General Motors has resigned in response to political pressure from the President of the United States: The Obama administration asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and [...]

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Is Ron Paul Wasting His Time, And Ours ?

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

On several occasions over the past several months, we’ve seen Ron Paul in Congressional Committee hearings questioning men like Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke (see here, here, here, here, and here,), Obama economic adviser Paul Volcker, and, most recently, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. Without fail, those encounters take the form of Paul spending two-thirds or more [...]

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United Nations Opposes Freedom of Religion

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Some group calling itself the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution yesterday opposing what they see as the leading human rights issue of our time. You’re probably thinking, maybe they’re now addressing the situation in Darfur, or perhaps they’re talking about Communist China’s treatment of Tibetians. Perhaps there maybe a resolution about Cuba’s [...]

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The Liberty Papers Welcomes Fellow “Militia Members” and Enemies of the State

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Are you an enemy of the state? Chances are if you are reading The Liberty Papers, you are! According to a new report from the Missouri Information Analysis Center, “The Modern Militia Movement” authored by Governor Nixon and Attorney General Koster, signs that you may be a domestic terrorist or militia member include: – You [...]

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Obama’s Policy to Fight Mexican Drug Cartels is Doomed to Fail

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

The Obama administration, rather than dealing with the root cause of the violence along the Mexican border, has decided to adopt a policy to deal with the symptoms. The problem is that this policy will neither alleviate the symptoms nor come close to treating the problem. WASHINGTON – The Obama administration promised Tuesday to help [...]

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Note To Orrin Hatch — 13-0 May Be A Travesty, But It’s Not Congress’ Business

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Orrin Hatch is undoubtedly merely responding to his constituents’ demands with this nonsense. The Utah Utes finished 13-0 last season, with notable wins over Michigan, Oregon State, ranked teams TCU and BYU, and a BCS bowl defeat of Alabama. It’s a pretty impressive resume. They were the only undefeated team in Div I-A (FBS). But [...]

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Meet The New Big Brother, Same As The Old Big Brother

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

If you thought that the Obama Administration would bring an end to the Bush Administration’s domestic surveillance programs, you were wrong: FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III urged lawmakers yesterday to renew intelligence-gathering measures in the USA Patriot Act that are set to expire in December, calling them “exceptional” tools to help protect national security. [...]

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Quote Of The Day

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

So we’re supposed to trust the people who didn’t see it coming to make sure they stop their intervention before they’ve over-intervened? Fed Pres Lockhart in a speech a few hours ago in Paris is summing up well what is the growing angst in the markets that the Fed is sowing the seeds for big [...]

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A Visitor From the Past

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Speaking of freedom-loving hotties, I just received this YouTube from Michele Seven:

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It Usually Begins with Naked Tax Protesters

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Since it appears that a whole lot of people are going to engaged in one of the two manifestations I previously identified as “Going Galt” this April 15th, perhaps it’s time for some additional perspective on the process.  Jerome Tuccille wrote It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand, which he followed with It Still Begins with [...]

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You, Sir, Are the Devalued Prime Minister of a Devalued Government

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Would that we had an articulate defender of freedom in Congress as Daniel Hannan, Minister of the European Parliament for South East England. Here is a video of him confronting the Prime Minister of England. The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now [...]

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