Glenn Greenwald writes in response to the overall positive reaction of the drone assassination of American born Anwar al-Awlaki: What’s most amazing is that its citizens will not merely refrain from objecting, but will stand and cheer the U.S. Government’s new power to assassinate their fellow citizens, far from any battlefield, literally without a shred [...]Continue reading Quote of the Day: Americans Cheer the Assassination of the Fifth Amendment Edition
Archive for September, 2011
The AP via CNBC reports that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) says that it is illegal for medical marijuana users to purchase firearms or ammunition. Federal law already makes it illegal for someone to possess a gun if he or she is “an unlawful user of, or addicted to” marijuana or [...]Continue reading ATF Decides the Second Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Medical Marijuana Users
Wow. It’s one thing to carry the necessary delusion that comes with most people in a startup… That self-delusion, the belief that you can’t fail (despite the high proportions of startups that fail), is what is required to overcome the often monumental odds most startups face. But is it merely delusion to submit THIS* to [...]Continue reading Solyndra: Delusions Of Grandeur, Or Just Colossal Balls?
H/T Facebook user I bet Ludwig von Mises can get more fans than John Maynard Keynes’sContinue reading Warren makes a persuasive argument to redistribute sex with hot women
Wow… Just, wow. I’ve heard of people taking quotes out of context, but Rick Santorum is treading down a slippery slope that I think even he, as a hardcore social conservative, would find himself quickly uneasy with: His spokesman Hogan Gidley emails me in response to Mark Miners comments: “Senator Santorum is certainly an advocate [...]Continue reading Rick Santorum Revives The Lincoln-Douglas Debates; Unwittingly Takes Douglas’ Side
Ahh, that veritable font of blogging material, Kevin Drum: And yet, to a large extent, governments are merely responding to the wishes of the public. It’s a simple fact that the average Joe (or Dieter or Emile or Carlotta) believes pretty strongly in folk economics — low inflation, a strong currency, and balanced budgets — [...]Continue reading Quote Of The Day
The 2012 G.O.P. candidates each gave speeches at CPAC following the debates. Below are the speeches from Gary Johnson and Ron Paul. The first video is Johnson’s presentation before perhaps the largest audience he has had in awhile. Johnson spends a good part of his presentation introducing himself before giving an overview of his proposals. [...]Continue reading Gary Johnson and Ron Paul CPAC Speeches
For the first time in four months, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will get to participate in a nationally televised Republican debate: Gary Johnson, the Republican presidential candidate who has labored in obscurity, is about to get his moment in the spotlight—for one night, at least. Johnson will be included in Thursday’s Fox News [...]Continue reading Gary Johnson Invited To 9/22 Fox News/Google Debate
With Less than 24 Hours Remaining Before the Execution, Doubts Persist About the Guilt; Innocence of Troy DavisTuesday, September 20th, 2011
Despite seven of nine eyewitnesses recanting their testimony, the failure to find the murder weapon, DNA or other forensic evidence, and despite jurors from the original trial who say they would not sentence Troy Davis to death if they had it to do over again, the State of Georgia will execute Troy Davis for the [...]Continue reading With Less than 24 Hours Remaining Before the Execution, Doubts Persist About the Guilt; Innocence of Troy Davis
The title of this post ought to be a red flag no matter who the president is or what your political persuasion. President Obama is demanding that congress pass his “American Jobs Act” in front of supportive crowds of people who I am sure have taken the time to read the whole bill and understand [...]Continue reading Don’t Bother with the Fine Print, Just Pass the Bill
Is it possible that the G.O.P would nominate and/or the American people would elect for president a man who as governor more likely than not executed an innocent man? An even more disturbing question would be: Could Gov. Rick Perry be elected president despite his efforts to keep investigators from learning the truth about the [...]Continue reading An Innocent Man Was Probably Executed on Gov. Rick Perry’s Watch…Not That Anyone Cares
Megan McArdle, on the Solyndra mess: When banks engage in this sort of behavior, we call it a bubble, and try to figure out how to fix things so they won’t do it again. When government agencies do this, we call it a weekday. Zing!Continue reading Quote of the Day
Yes, my good friends — Gov Jerry Brown has actually vetoed a nanny-state helmet law. Can you believe it? I’ve added the emphasis below. It’s almost refreshing to hear such a sentiment from a politician — a California politician at that. To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 105 [...]Continue reading A Blow Against The Nanny State Struck In… California??
For the first time ever, reason.tv is cheering their “Nanny of the Month.” That’s right, starting September 1 , more than 500 Michigan restaurant and bar owners will begin turning state lawmakers away from their establishments. State Senator So-and-so wants a brew? Too bad. Politicians won’t be served until they revisit the state’s 2010 smoking [...]Continue reading A Ban Worth Drinking To