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Archive for May, 2009

Socially conservative sickos

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

It’s no secret that I harbor no love for the sorts of extreme social conservatives who’d like to shove their religious views up some orifice of mine, but social conservatives rejoicing about the murder of Dr. George Tiller take things to a new low. For those not aware, Tiller performed abortions and was shot at […]

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Liberty Rock Friday: Hook in Mouth by Megadeth

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Megadeth Hook in Mouth So Far, So Good, So What! (1988) Music by D. Mustaine/D. Ellefson, Lyrics by D. Mustaine) A cockroach in the concrete, courthouse tan and beady eyes. A slouch with fallen arches, purging truths into great lies. A little man with a big eraser, changing history Procedures that hes programmed to, all […]

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Does Sonia Sotomayor Believe that Some Individuals are More Equal than Others?

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Perhaps we could chalk up President Obama’s SCOTUS nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s racially charged statement as a Bidenesque blunder if she had not made rulings as a judge which suggests that she does believe that some individuals are more equal than others. Ricci v. DeStefano is a case-in-point. Sotomayor joined the Second Circuit’s majority which concluded […]

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Security Theatre Of The Absurd

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Hey Cougars? Want to flash those pearly whites and shiny disposition when that mid-20’s waiter flatters you by asking for your ID at the bar? Well, good luck in Virginia… Smiling is forbidden: Few places in Virginia are as draining to the soul and as numbing to the buttocks as the branch offices of the […]

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The Signs of Inflation

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Since Barack Obama has decided to continue down the path George Bush started down,  the path of Robert Mugabe and Friedrich Ebert, the United States economy will soon be facing all the problems associated with inflation. Unfortunately, the effects of inflation are poorly popularized, meaning that most people have a very limited understanding of inflation.  […]

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Governments Collapsing In Tough Economy

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

In the Wall Street Journal today, an article is published that details how cities are disincorporating as a result of the declining economy. Cities are dissolving themselves in order to escape city union contracts, among other things. As the recession batters city budgets around the U.S., some municipalities are considering the once-unthinkable option of dissolving […]

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California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

After I listened to the oral arguments of the California Supreme Court’s hearing on Proposition 8 and gay marriage, it seemed pretty obvious that the Court would find, based on state law that had nothing to do with the gay marriage issue, that Proposition 8 was a proper amendment to the state Constitution. And, it […]

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Quote Of The Day

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

From our newly-named nominee to the Supreme Court: I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life. Three problems with this: 1) Who is to say that the experiences I have, as […]

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Let’s get some freedom watched on Fox News

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

A bunch of us are trying to get Judge Andrew Napolitano’s online program Freedom Watch into a televised slot at Fox News. According to an e-mail I received from Judge Napolitano’s colleague Shelly Roche, the Fox producers are telling her the two most important things we can do are “flooding Fox with emails and showing […]

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Mancow gets waterboarded: “Absolutely torture. Absolutely. That’s drowning.”

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO WATCH THIS! Mancow Muller of Chicago’s Big 89, WLS-AM Mancow & Cassidy show, gets waterboarded to see what it’s like and shares it with listeners and viewers.

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Introducing Liberty Rock

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

John Locke, the founding fathers, Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman and the other names of great thinkers we quote often at The Liberty Papers are not the only ones who have written amazing works concerning philosophy, liberty, culture, and government. These issues do not even have to be addressed in the form of a book, newspaper […]

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Weird stuff happening today in Republicanville

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

This one isn’t too much of a shocker.  SC Governor Mark Sanford, who is often pretty good on most things (except for that little evolution thing, McCain endorsement, etc.), is taking Republicans in his own state to court.  Here’s the scoop: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is suing his own attorney general and accusing state […]

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What Does it Really Mean to Respect Law Enforcement?

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

I know some who read my posts regarding police misconduct might not believe me when I say respect the police and the dangerous job they do. I believe that the police misconduct I write about generally are exceptions to the rule that most individuals in law enforcement do their jobs with the highest degree of […]

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Help put Freedom Watch on Fox News Channel

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

While I rarely simply cut-and-paste an entire campaign or party e-mail to a blog post, this one deserves to be an exception to the rule: Help put a libertarian news program on the Fox News Channel! Dear Libertarian activists, Thank you so much! Because of your support, the show “Freedom Watch” is finally being considered […]

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Let Us Fail

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

California’s in a world of hurt, exacerbated by the fact that we didn’t offer to give the state a whole bunch more money during our ballot propositions yesterday. There are a lot of reasons for our pain, but it really comes down to a state that never quite understood TANSTAAFL. They’ve been sold the lie […]

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Which is the best libertarian insult: libbieloon, libtard, or losertarian?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Over at The Next Right, I made the point that the GOP needs libertarians more than libertarians need the GOP.  While I went into greater detail, this sums up the key theme of the posting: Libertarians are used to wandering in the wilderness like political nomads.  We know we’ll be called upon from time to […]

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Don’t Apologize For Funny

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Comedy is hard. Really, really hard. Funny requires stepping outside the box — saying something a bit unexpected. There are a lot of ways to screw it up, and often what sounds funny in your head is not so funny when a listener hears it. There’s a reason why many actors say that comedy acting […]

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Comment of the Day : “So I’m an Ass” Edition

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Re: Presenting the Latest Nominees for the Ramos-Compean Medal of Valor You are a real piece of work. Keep drinking the Kool-aid. Do you even know what you are speaking about? Apparently you enjoy your drugs and despise anyone who would delay your supply from reaching. That is the only logical reason why you would […]

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Fixing California Finances — Ignore The Voters!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

California is not a well-governed state. But for a long time, I heavily blamed the voters on that one. After all, they did stupid things like voting for a $9B bond issue to start a high-speed rail line in the middle of a horrendous deficit. But perhaps I spoke too soon. Yes, California voters are […]

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One Proper Way To Confront a Government Official

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

On this website, we have a category called “Dumbasses & Authoritarians” that is a grab bag of stories about really dumb or vicious government officials. Typically, the posts that are assigned to that category detail some government official who is making everything worse via his actions. No, not every post gets assigned to that category, […]

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