When I woke up on Wednesday morning to the news that Obama had released his birth certificate, I’ll admit that I was a bit confused. Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. -Napoleon Bonaparte It seemed to me at the time that the birther distraction was helping Obama greatly, siphoning away reasoned [...]Continue reading Birthers Got Punk’d, Yo!
Archive for April, 2011
Everyone knows the Fed is pushing Quantitative Easing. By that, it means that when America is having trouble selling T-bills at advantageous interest rates, the Fed prints up some money to keep demand. It buys the bonds with newly-printed money. The recent run was $600B or so, and the Fed’s current balance sheet holds about [...]Continue reading The Inflation Won’t Come From The Fed
I do not like Donald Trump. I don’t dislike him because of his wealth; he probably earned most of his wealth honestly. Some dislike Trump because he is a self promoter. I don’t dislike Trump for this reason either. Many successful individuals are great at self promotion and developing a successful brand (a very good [...]Continue reading Donald Trump: Corporatist Bully
National Journal is reporting that Ron Paul will announce the formation of a Presidential Exploratory Committee tomorrow in Iowa: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, whose outspoken libertarian views and folksy style made him a cult hero during two previous presidential campaigns, will announce on Tuesday that he’s going to try a third time. Sources close to [...]Continue reading Ron Paul To Announce Presidential Bid
Why we should go after the online poker vendors: There are plenty of victims of (allegedly) illegal online poker, starting with the desperately-short-of-cash federal and state governments which are deprived of all the taxable revenue ($3 billion, say the feds) from the now-suspected operations. And just ask casino and horse racing executives what they think [...]Continue reading Quote Of The Day
The field of candidates for the GOP nomination for President got a little more palatable to libertarians today when former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson announced his candidacy for President at an event in New Hampshire: Gary Johnson is running for president. The former New Mexico governor — who favors legalizing marijuana — on Thursday [...]Continue reading Former Governor Gary Johnson Announces Candidacy For President
A glib question has made the rounds of right-wing blogs over the last two years, asking “Where has the anti-war movement gone?” Megan McArdle uses the question today to introduce a potential answer. As for me, I rarely bring up such trivialities, because the response you usually get from a leftist is “yeah, well why [...]Continue reading Tu Quoque
I got into it a bit over at Drum’s place, where commenters are arguing that the S&P is a bunch of GOP plants because of the negative outlook report. Given that I spent some time analyzing historical revenue & spending tables with a calculator to generate one of my comments, I wanted to expand on [...]Continue reading What’s The Problem, Revenue Or Spending?
In my post on alternate voting systems, I called the Republicans and Democrats the “beast with two asses”, making an allusion to the old “making the beast with two backs” euphemism for sex. However, I think I’ve got an, ahem, more colorful example that works better: American democracy is a threesome where the Republicans and [...]Continue reading Quote Of The Day
Via Jason Pye, I’m passing along news that many of you may already be aware of: Stephen Gordon, a very good friend of mine and fellow libertarian, was involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday evening in his hometown of Hartselle, Alabama. From what I’ve been told, a truck crossed over into his lane [...]Continue reading TLP Contributor Stephen Gordon Injured In Car Accident
Anyone who’s read my work here over the years will have realized that I’m not very interested in political horse races. It’s not to say that I don’t think there is some importance to them (as several contributors here do pay close attention), but that others can cover that stuff far better than I can, [...]Continue reading Preference Voting — Darling Of The LP, But Does It Work?
To all who participated in our fundraising efforts for The Innocence Project, I’d like to give a warm and hearty Thank You! We were able to surpass our goal and bring in $520 for the organization, and I believe the entire fundraiser successfully exceeded their organizational goal of $20K. We here at TLP are honored [...]Continue reading Thank You!
Just last week I wrote about the false Duke lacrosse accuser, Crystal Mangum being charged with “assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.” Durham police are now “more than likely” going to charge Mangum with murder since her alleged victim and boyfriend Reginald Daye has died. Maria White writing for CNN reports: (CNN) [...]Continue reading UPDATE: Crystal Mangum’s Boyfriend Reginald Daye Has Died
Following along the lines of Glenn Reynolds’ proposal of a 50% surtax on the earnings of former government officials, here’s my modest proposal for our elected officials: For 10 years after leaving office, each elected official shall pay the highest income tax rate for which he cast a “yes” vote. Same goes for a president [...]Continue reading A modest proposal
Share this with the Michael Moore fans in your life. If we eat the rich, expect a case of deadly economic indigestion.Continue reading All We Need to Do to Balance the Federal Budget is Eat the Rich…Right?
Disclaimer: The views expressed here at The Liberty Papers either by the post authors or views found in the comments section do not necessarily reflect the views of The Innocence Project nor its affiliates. In support of our fundraising efforts for The Innocence Project, I had tried to dedicate at least one post per week [...]Continue reading Last Call to Meet Our $500 Goal/Life After Exoneration
To this very day, there are individuals* who try to hold the Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum up as a “victim” despite the fact that her gang rape accusations against the players were completely untrue. Crystal Mangum is NOT a victim but a menace to society. Not only did she falsely accuse these young men [...]Continue reading Duke Accuser Crystal Mangum Charged with Stabbing Boyfriend