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MD and AL: Two Tea Party items of interest

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Maryland It’s being reported that the Maryland National Guard issued an alert to be on the lookout for numerous entities which “have formed recently to express displeasure/anger over recent federal/state government actions: more taxes, increased spending, higher deficits, a surge of borrowing to pay for it all, bailout of the financial institutions.” “This movement can […]

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A Question For The Tea Partyers

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

It’s fairly clear what your against and, by and large I agree, but what, exactly, are you for: Protesting government spending is meaningless unless you say what you’d cut. (…) All protests against spending that do not tell us how to reduce it are fatuous pieces of theater, not constructive acts of politics. And until […]

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Alabama Tea Party Report

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Robert Stacy McCain and I just got back from our second Tea Party of the day. First, we went to Tuscaloosa for the rally being held at the University of Alabama. McCain was the first speaker, and considering that he’s a DC-based Alabama football fan, he probably couldn’t have messed up his speech, even if […]

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Debts, Deficits, Taxes, and Tea Parties

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

In watching the MSM coverage of the Tea Party protests, the following arguments are used to try and debase the factual arguments of the protests: Obama plans to lower taxes on the majority of Americans while raising them on the rich. Obama’s budget cuts the deficit in half over the next 10 years. Right now […]

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DHS Responds To Uproar Over Report On “Right Wing Extremism”

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

In light of the uproar that we’ve seen over the report that Stephen Gordon brought into the public light earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security has issued this press release: Release Date: April 15, 2009 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: 202-282-8010 The primary mission of this department is to […]

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Hey IRS & DHS, Suck On This!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

I’m not going to make it to any Tea Parties today, because frankly I think my personal time is far better spent earning money at my job than engaging in a bit of populism that will likely be forgotten and ignored by the mainstream media — at least those portions of the MSM that don’t […]

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A Refresher on Philosophy

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

In comments I have been asked to explain further my philosophies of liberty, government etc… I’ve written extensively on the subject before, both here, and on my personal blog; and when I say extensively I’m talking tens of thousands of words; so I thought I just post some of the more comprehensive and important links […]

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Stephen Gordon On Rachel Maddow

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

As Jason noted last night, our own Stephen Gordon appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show last night discussing the rift between conservatives and libertarians over the Tea Party’s. Here’s the video: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy UPDATE: Huffpo on Gordon’s appearance here. HotAir here. Raw Story here. Maddow fan […]

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Tax Day Protestors — Time To Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

A few weeks ago, I asked those who were interested in fighting back against the forces of taxation to actually do something tangible to make a difference. I asked for a real Tax Day protest. The idea was simple. Decrease your tax withholding to the minimum level to avoid penalties, in order to ensure that […]

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Stephen Gordon will rock MSNBC tonight

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Our very own Stephen Gordon will be on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight on MSNBC at around 9:30pm or so. Make sure you tune in.

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The Trouble with Involuntary Collectivists

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

… and in fact leftists of any stripe (and some on the far right for that matter), is that everything they believe is wrong. Yes, I mean that directly, literally, and completely. Everything they believe is wrong. Incorrect. False. Everything they believe in is wrong, because it all flows from absolutely wrong first principles, which […]

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Quote Of The Day

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

“I believe that people who fall in love should have the option to get married. Lest we forget, our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, grants the same rights to everyone in this country—“All men are created equal.” If you think certain rights should not apply to certain people, then you are saying those people […]

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Funniest Tea Party poster I’ve seen so far…

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

There is a long trail of trackbacks to credit on this one.  Starting with Mark Thompson, we move to Andrew Sullivan and then Wonkette to reach our final destination at Creative Loafing. Thomas Wheatley explains: Turns out Hannity and some of the various dignitaries who’ve signed on for the event might not get the warmest […]

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The White House responds to DHS report

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Every since we provided a .pdf document of a Department of Homeland Security report (subsequently verified by Michelle Malkin) which paints pretty much anyone opposed to big government as a potential terrorist threat, our server has been hiccupping a bit.  Not as bad as the the Washington Times site, though.  After twenty or so tries, […]

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DHS Report: “…has likely spurred African Americans—as well as law-abiding Americans…”

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

My friend Dave Weigel seems to be less upset with about the DHS reported entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Environment Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” than pretty much everyone else in the blogosphere.  He notes: Seriously, though, I struggle to find anything wrong in a close — not a willfully obtuse — […]

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Addressing some Tea Party concerns

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Believe me, I certainly understand the reluctance of libertarians and some fiscal conservatives to become involved in Tea Parties.  Legitimate concerns abound regarding big-government Republicans astroturfing the movement and about other issues and players being added to the agenda.   I’ve written a lot about these issues, and likely will in the future.  I’d like to […]

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The Tax Day Coalition

Monday, April 13th, 2009

A lot of digital ink has been spilled on these pages over the tax day “Tea Party” protests. Not all of it has been supportive, but I think there’s to some extent a need to clear the air and explain our position. Granted, this is a group blog and I can’t quite speak for everyone […]

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If you are reading this, you may well be a terrorist

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Last night, I uploaded a document I had received by e-mail and wrote the following: According to this new Homeland Security report, all it takes to fit the terrorist profile is to have general anti-government feelings or prefer local/state government to federal control over everything. The federal Homeland Security Department document entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current […]

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Quote Of The Day

Monday, April 13th, 2009

TJIC, ripping on the consumers of sound-bite “news at 11″ science: I love (”love”) the phenomena (seen so much in the global warming political debate) of people who never ever ever read primary sources, but instead read fluff articles in the Boston Globe or Self magazine drawing these crazy conclusions way beyond what the confidence […]

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You are “The Rich”, and you didn’t even know it

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Video From Reason.TV: A lot of folks hear numbers like “the top 5%” of income earners, and they think that means Bill Gates, and fortune 500 CEOs etc… No, although that’s exactly what the government, and the media, would love for you to believe. It’s how they pit us against one another. It is a […]

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