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Archive for June, 2009

Barbara Boxer is the One Who Needs the Etiquette Lessons

Friday, June 19th, 2009

This behavior on the part of Barbara Boxer* would be appalling if the comments were directed at a regular citizen at a town hall meeting much less a decorated general in a Senate hearing! She “worked so hard” to earn this title? What did she have to do to “earn” this title vs. what General [...]

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Liberty Rock Friday: Death Before Dishonor by Five Finger Death Punch

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Five Finger Death Punch “Death Before Dishonor” The Way of the Fist (2007) Written by Garamszegi, Zoltan; Greening, Ivan Lewis; Heyde, Jeremy Spencer [V1:] To the haters, the takers, the liars, all the vultures and the bottom feeding scum The FCC, the FBI and every tin god with a badge and a gun You talk [...]

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It’s time for ABC News to put a libertarian in the White House

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

On June 24th, to be specific. And the obvious libertarian’s name is John Stossel. For those not following the story, ABC News has announced the following: Next Wednesday June 24 at 10pmET Charles Gibson and Diane Sawyer will moderate what ABC News calls “a primetime conversation” with President Obama about the future of U.S. health [...]

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Quote Of The Day — A Restatement

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

From QandO, in a full of QandO: One thing to keep in mind as you listen to all of these proponents tell you that government can do health care better than the private sector – The private sector is a net producer of wealth. The government sector is a net consumer of wealth. That’s why [...]

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It’s Time to Impeach Obama

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

It’s time to impeach Obama; indict him, and his entire administration, for fraud, coercion, extortion, influence peddling, and grand theft under the color of law, amongst hundreds of other charges. It is not simply the auto issue; but that is currently the most visible. This is no hyperbole. I am not simply spouting off. I [...]

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Quote Of The Day

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Krugman, in 2002: To fight this recession the Fed needs more than a snapback; it needs soaring household spending to offset moribund business investment. And to do that, as Paul McCulley of Pimco put it, Alan Greenspan needs to create a housing bubble. Krugman said then that we needed to reinflate the bubble to save [...]

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In defense of rhetoric…

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

In response to Brad’s post below, he fails to point out that the Obama Administration and Congress, with its seemingly (though not literally) infinite wealth, pushed the stimulus bill through with the explicit purpose of creating jobs and even presented the public with a graph showing unemployment with and without (pg. 5) the passage of [...]

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$3 Bazillion Spent & 3 Jobs Created. That’s A Bazillion Per Job! OMG!!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

First, let me state categorically that I don’t believe government statistics. When they talk about $X Billions of dollars spent and Y00,000 numbers of jobs created, it’s clearly BS. The government rarely knows (or cares) how much of allocated money is actually spent until they’ve run out, and I think we all know that the [...]

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Obama’s disdain for free speech

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

According to Drudge, President Obama plans to take a bigger step closer to totalitarianism regarding the separation of the media and the state. On the night of June 24, the media and government become one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White House officials to push government run health care — [...]

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Obamacare roundup

Monday, June 15th, 2009

As I’m in the middle of writing an article regarding President Obama’s health care scheme, I thought I’d check around and see what other folks are saying about it.  I started with my wife, as she’s not only smarter than me, but also a practicing physician.  Obama told members of the AMA the following: That [...]

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Some Thoughts About the Iranian Demonstrations

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Christopher Hitchens has a must read article about the Iranian “elections” that saw the “reelection” of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as “President”. Iran and its citizens are considered by the Shiite theocracy to be the private property of the anointed mullahs. This totalitarian idea was originally based on a piece of religious quackery promulgated by the late [...]

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Quote Of The Day

Monday, June 15th, 2009

TJIC, as he notes that June temps in both Boston and Chicago are WAY below normal: Here’s a question: should we demand that world leaders start comissioning more iron foundries to pump CO2 into the atmosphere, or have we already crossed “the tipping point”, where it’s already fated that in 30 years our shivering descendents [...]

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Oklahoma State Trooper vs. EMT Follow-up

Monday, June 15th, 2009

As promised, here is some additional video from News Channel 8. This video is a side-by-side of the cell phone cam and dashboard cam. The second video, from Fox News shows the dashboard cam video by itself. It seems to end about where the cell phone cam begins. In all honesty, I will need to [...]

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The Bankrupcy of the Republican Party

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

The Democrats are steamrolling over all opposition, putting bad idea after bad idea into practice. The Republican Party is in no position to stop them, and their impotence has everything to do with their ideological bankruptcy during the Bush years. At its heart, the  Republican Party was dominated by mercantilists, people who believe in big [...]

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Administrivia

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

If you’ve clicked through to any comment threads, you’ll have noticed that we’ve added a comment notification box. You can subscribe to comments whether you leave one or not, so it should be a good way to keep up on comment threads without having to manually check back to the site. I’m planning on being [...]

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Charles Lynch Sentenced to 1 Year and 1 Day in Prison

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Read the news story here and reason‘s coverage here. The video below is Lynch’s response: While I’m not happy that Mr. Lynch is doing time for legally dispensing marijuana under California’s compassionate use law, he certainly could have received a much harsher sentence (up to 100 years). U.S. District Judge George Wu should be commended [...]

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Liberty Rock Friday: Freewill by Rush

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Rush “Freewill” Permanent Waves (1980) Words by Neil Peart, music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson There are those who think that life Has nothing left to chance With a host of holy horrors To direct our aimless dance A planet of playthings We dance on the strings Of powers we cannot perceive The stars [...]

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Lame Idea of the Day: Masters in Social Media

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

From TechRadar: Students will now be able to take a Masters degree in ‘Social Media’, with the University of Salford insisting that the course can give real-world skills and experience. Although it should come as little surprise that people will now have the option to have an MA in Facebook and Twitter, the course is [...]

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Leadership on the right still has no freaking clue

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Writing at the Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove offered some advice about how to defeat the anticipated onslaught of socialized medicine.  In the column, he used an example of socialized medicine he helped to promote to illustrate why Democratic socialized medicine is bad, but Republican socialized medicine is good: Advocates say a government-run insurance program [...]

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Quote Of The Day

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Absurd: In a ground-breaking ruling, the supreme court in France awarded three contestants on the French version of the programme Temptation Island compensation of about €11,000 (£9,500) each. The judges ruled that the trio were entitled to full employment contracts — including overtime, holidays and even damages for wrongful dismissal upon elimination from the show. [...]

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