I dare say that any individual sans badge would be charged for putting his or her hands on the throat of an EMT. Click here to read the rest of the story. UPDATE I: Once I figure out how to insert a pdf without hotlinking, I’ll have the official statements from both the EMT and [...]Continue reading Oklahoma State Trooper Will Not be Charged for Assaulting EMT
Archive for June, 2009
Ramussen has a poll on the public’s perception of the Constitution: Eighty-three percent (83%) of voters nationwide rate the U.S. Constitution as good or excellent, and there is little public support for changing the document. However, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% believe the Constitution doesn’t place enough restrictions on the [...]Continue reading US still likes the Constitution…sort of
Senator Feingold is half of the team which brought us McCain-Feingold. His “Citizen Brief on Health Care” wants your input. It asks: How does the state of our current system affect you and your family? What reforms do you think are necessary to fix our health care crisis? Do you support the creation of a [...]Continue reading Senator Feingold wants your input on health care
This article in The Boston Globe about Sonia Sotomayor ought to delight “tough on crime” conservatives and cause great concern for civil libertarians of all stripes. Prosecutors and law enforcement organizations give her high marks for her “aggressiveness” both as a prosecutor and as a judge. One quote from the article stood out and seems [...]Continue reading Quote of the Day: Sotomayor’s “Pro-State Bias” Edition
This news just came through the tubes – A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Monday granted a request to put on hold the sale of bankrupt automaker Chrysler LLC to a group led by Italian carmaker Fiat SpA. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a one-sentence order, said the orders of the bankruptcy [...]Continue reading Open Thread — Chrysler Storm A-Brewin’
Hey Newt… As one of the limited-government pro-individual-rights potential voters who has stopped voting Republican in disgust at the actions of the party over the last 8 years, I think you and I both agree that the Republicans need a concerted effort to woo folks like me back. But as an atheist, this sure isn’t [...]Continue reading Quote Of The Day
…forever. But, if San Francisco’s most famous street vendor has anything to say about it, that boot will be well-shined: He sleeps under a bridge, washes in a public bathroom and was panhandling for booze money 11 months ago, but now Larry Moore is the best-dressed shoeshine man in the city. When he gets up [...]Continue reading A boot stamping on a human face…
The California Department Of Real Estate oversees and administers the state’s real estate agent and broker licensing program. During the big housing boom, the fees generated by the high level of real estate activity (and the agents/brokers who were licensed to enable that activity) has caused them to build up some a nice Trust Fund. [...]Continue reading California Department Of Real Estate Trust Fund Nearing Deficit!
Could opponents of the stimulus bill actually have been right? Take a look at the numbers of what the Obama Administration said unemployment would look like with and without the “stimulus” compared to what it is today. Don’t forget that the ridiculous claim by Obama Administration that 150,000 jobs have been created (total job losses [...]Continue reading Wasn’t the “stimulus” bill supposed to keep unemployment down?
Re: Mancow gets waterboarded It’s always a treat to hear from Eric, the founder of The Liberty Papers. Its comments like this one which make me miss his “grumbles.” This comment was in response to a discussion sparked by Stephen Gordon’s post concerning waterboarding: Interesting discussion. Chris has a very valid point about altering the [...]Continue reading Comment of the Day: A Welcome Voice from Liberty Papers Past
Shortly after I graduated high school in 1980 (yep, I’m an old man, just ask my kids), I responded to two computer programming job ads. One company wanted a detailed resume of my education and work experience. The other company was trying to get people to come in and take a test. The test was [...]Continue reading And Republicans still can’t figure out why they keep losing battles in the War of the Tubes
This is one of my all-time favorites. To truly appreciate the message, one needs to see the video (below). Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall, Part II The Wall (1979) By Roger Waters We don’t need no education We dont need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave them kids [...]Continue reading Liberty Rock Friday: Another Brick in the Wall, Part II by Pink Floyd
I’m not sure if this is a case of drinking too early in the day or willful dishonesty, but I can’t quite understand why Ezra Klein would misrepresent his opposition this badly: I’ve been trying to figure out how to make this sound like more than a cute argument, because I think it’s actually a [...]Continue reading Is The “Public Plan” True Market Competition?
The Senate version of The Federal Reserve Transparency Act (HR1207) is being watered down. Not by Democrats, but by two ranking Republicans. The Huffington Post reports: Thanks to an overlooked document posted on the website of Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the top ranking Republican on the Finance Committee, voters can virtually watch the water [...]Continue reading Republican Senators busted trying to water down the “Audit the Fed” bill
ABC News has noted Wikio.com’s ranking of political blogs. The Liberty Papers made the top 100 poliblogs, coming in at number 87. The rankings are compiled based on links from other blogs — with extra weight given to blogs that rank higher via Wikio’s formulas, and based on how recently an item is published. Blog [...]Continue reading The Liberty Papers hits list of top 100 poliblogs
Those who are of the badge worshipping and law enforcement bootlicking persuasion might assume that Judge Sonia Sotomayor may not have much to offer them as a Supreme Court Justice until they take a look at her record on the 2nd Circuit. As it turns out, Sotomayor has quite an authoritarian streak. It seems that [...]Continue reading Sonia Sotomayor: Endorsed by The Badge Worshippers and Law Enforcement Bootlickers of America
It seems Timmy Geithner can’t sell his house in this market… So he’s renting it out. “Careful attention has been paid to the design of every feature of this sophisticated home,” according to the listing. Hopefully more careful than the attention he paid to his taxes. H/T: The Big PictureContinue reading Quote Of The Day
The Governator is back. And this time, he takes no prisoners: Declaring that “California’s day of reckoning is here,” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said today the state should turn its dire budget straits into an opportunity to make government more efficient. Speaking to a rare mid-year joint session of the Legislature and other constitutional officers, Schwarzenegger [...]Continue reading Valor Pleases You, Crom… So Grant Me One Request. Grant Me Revenge!*
So what happens when you go from your PoliSci undergrad degree, float through various political and think tank jobs, begin a law degree, and have no formal training in either economics or business? You get the job of running GM! It is not every 31-year-old who, in a first government job, finds himself dismantling General [...]Continue reading The 31-Year Old “In Charge Of” Automakers? I’m More Qualified Than This Guy!
Is workplace compensation associated with intelligence? Tangentially, yes. But it’s by no means a clear link. Compensation is based on one critical factor which Ezra Klein leaves out of the below analysis (and for which intelligence plays an important, but not necessary, role): And that, I’d submit, is the real reason that people assume the [...]Continue reading Working Harder Or Working Smarter?