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Archive for May, 2009

Overeducated Redneck

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

One of the things that has always amazed (and amused, and irritated) me, is the willingness of those on the left to dismiss me, and those of my political bent, as racists, hicks, ignorant, rednecks (as if those things were synonymous) etc… Any time I’ve written about the evils of collectivism, how firearms are as […]

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Quote Of The Day

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Posted in its entirety, with apologies to Lexington, because it’s short and wouldn’t make sense otherwise: A harrowing tale from a taxi driver this morning. An immigrant from Pakistan, he spent the past twenty years building up a successful limousine business in New York City, ferrying Masters of the Universe around. He was living the […]

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Please help Alabamians tweet the hops free

Monday, May 4th, 2009

This is a request for a moment of online activism from folks in the freedom movement to help us Free the Hops. Right now, a bill to allow for the legal purchase and consumption of gourmet beers is being held up by one Bible-thumpin’ State Senator in Alabama.  He’s bragging about his filibuster of the […]

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I Demand A Paper Trail!

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Because if I can’t trust the machines, I’m going to have to count the C2H5OH molecules myself! Minnesota may be forced to drop thousands of driving-while-impaired cases and change the way it prosecutes others in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling Thursday, prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed. The state’s highest court ruled that […]

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Something for the left to think about regarding hate crime laws

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

As a libertarian, I find Republican Congresswoman Virginia Foxx’s comment that Matthew Shepard’s death was a “a hoax that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills” as reprehensible as anyone on the left ever could.  Although she’s now apologized for the remark, she’s yet another good example of why the Republican […]

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100 Cocktails To You, Sir.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Any serious fan of college football should be reading Every Day Should Be Saturday on a regular basis. Of course, if you claim you’re the former, and you’re not already doing the latter, I declare you’re no fan at all. What does this have to do with libertarian politics? Usually, nothing. But it seems that […]

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It’s about time to start using the “n” word

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

No. No! NO! NO! Hell, NO! There, I’ve said it, and it would do the GOP a lot of good if more Republicans would say it, too.  Voters in early polls did say it to Arlen Specter, who’s now busy boohooin at CNN about the “one vote, the stimulus package vote, [where he] was ostracized.” […]

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Pot. Kettle. Black.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

From UPI (emphasis added): Newt Gingrich has angered some members of the U.S. Republican National Committee by telling them on national TV that they have big egos. The former speaker of the House and architect of the Contract With America was responding to a question about a resolution to limit Republican Chairman Michael Steele‘s ability […]

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John Monds: A credible Libertarian candidate

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Website bio: John Monds is a 1983 graduate of J.M. Tate High School in Gonzalez, Florida and a 1987 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he received his Bachelors degree in Banking and Finance. John married his wife, Dr. Kathaleena Edward Monds, in 1998 and has four children: Akintunde, Cazembe, Halima and Malik. […]

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And the Republican Party still can’t figure out why they keep losing elections…

Friday, May 1st, 2009

For some time, the national libertarian community has been paying attention to the Free the Hops movement in Alabama.  A brief overview provides: Of the Top 100 beers of the World at BeerAdvocate.com, a renowned beer review site, 98 cannot be sold in this state. Why is our choice so limited? Currently, Alabama is one […]

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Chrysler Bankruptcy: What Are The Workers Owed?

Friday, May 1st, 2009

The news of the day is that Chrysler’s creditors have rejected the government’s pittance offering for what they’re owed in the prepackaged bankruptcy, and Obama is pissed. After all, he’s put together what he thinks to be a fair and equitable solution, and those unpatriotic assholes unfeeling greedy bastards creditors dared to defy him. I […]

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No Secession, No Legitimacy!

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Many Republicans, having discovered that Bush’s policies are tyrannical, are making noises about wanting out of the fascist state that they were cheering on a few months ago. While we may wonder why it took the trivial matter of having people who have the letter D appended to their names on news reports executing Bush’s […]

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Cato scholar on SCOTUS appointments

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute dives into the names of possible replacements for Justice David Souter: [Obama] is under great pressure to appoint a woman, and the three leading female candidates are new Solicitor General Elena Kagan, Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor, and Seventh Circuit Judge Diane Wood. Kagan would be an almost-certain pick […]

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Justice Souter To Retire In June, Let The Fireworks Begin

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Two weeks ago, we started hearing rumors that Supreme Court Justice David Souter would be retiring at the end of the current term. Last night, those rumors were confirmed: WASHINGTON — Justice David H. Souter plans to retire at the end of the term in June, giving President Obama his first appointment to the Supreme […]

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