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Yaknow, I was going to write something about this, now I don’t have to

Monday, November 15th, 2010
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Correcting the so called “Corrections” system

Monday, November 8th, 2010

As of today, it should be clear to everyone in this country, that our system for dealing with criminals (I won’t call it a “criminal justice” system since justice has so little to do with it), is utterly broken, beyond any conventional concept of repair. At this point, again I say, it should be clear […]

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Every argument for the right to keep and bear arms, in just 8 minutes

Monday, November 8th, 2010
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High Stakes Handicapping

Monday, November 1st, 2010

I’mna keep this relatively simple, since I’ve done detailed breakdowns on this subject (as to why I think these are the numbers) a couple times over the last few months. So here’s my line on tomorrow (revised at 2200, because I was working off old numbers): +8 Republican, -0/+4 to the senate +63 Republican, -0/+16 […]

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A little inisight as to why the Democrats are losing so badly this election

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

It’s because they don’t realize that the elements of their “turnaround plan”, are what is causing them to lose in the first place: From Mark Halperin, writing in Time: “What has kept the easily panicked denizens of Capitol Hill from open revolt until now was a shared confidence that there was still plenty of time […]

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Majority Math

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Ok, so I’m hearing a lot of noise from people on the right and libertarian side of the aisles that “the dems are going to lose everything this election and we can undo everything Obama has destroyed yaaaay!!!!” Yeah… No. Not Gonna Happen. Oh, I agree the dems will lose huge, but I doubt they’ll […]

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Yes, the Second Amendment really means what it says… and that means you too Chicago

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

This past Monday, Samuel Alito, writing for the majority (with separate concurring opinions from Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia) in the case McDonald vs. City of Chicago and Village of Morton Grove; handed down what in 30 years will I believe, be held as one of (or perhaps half of a pair of, or the […]

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Welcome, but insufficient to the needs of the day

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

David Cameron today apologized for the  British Armies conduct on Bloody Sunday. Great… now do something of substance. Either treat the north as a real part of the rest of the damn country, or get the hell out. The UK is firmly wedded to a lot of government involvement in industry, in finance, in development… […]

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Congratulations Mr. Chairman

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

I just wanted to take a minute to congratulate Mark Hinkle, for winning his election as the new chairman of the Libertarian Party of the United States. Mark is the former chair of the California Libertarian Party, with over 30 years experience in local and state politics and activism. Outside of politics, Mark has extensive […]

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I wasn’t sure which one I liked better…

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

… as quote of the day yesterday, so I just decided to post them both today: First, from Travis Corcoran: Let’s call it “phase 1? http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/us/pol… Democrats Skip Town Halls to Avoid Voter Rage In a better world, the headline would read “Democrats Hide in Secret Bunkers to Avoid Voter Bullets”, but I’ll take what […]

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Modern Jurisprudence is PROFOUNDLY Broken

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Two contrasting stories out of the Supreme Court today, that bring home the fact that jurisprudence in this country is profoundly… hopefully not irreparably… broken. First, from the New York Times: NO MORE LIFE SENTENCES FOR MINORS WHO HAVEN’T MURDERED…. In yet another 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court said this morning that incarcerated minors can’t […]

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“Are these Republicans Walter”? “No Donny, these men are just nihilists”

Friday, January 29th, 2010

“I mean, say what you like about the tenets of the Republican party, Dude, at least it’s an ethos…” Apologies to Joel and Ethan Coen… There has been a recent meme circulated by the leftosphere, that the Republicans… in fact any opponent of the Obama agenda… are nihilists. Now, I have to say, I don’t […]

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A Bit of Unexpected Wisdom from a Friend

Friday, January 29th, 2010

You might have heard the old saying “The best measure of a mans intelligence and wisdom, is how closely he agrees with you on any given subject”… Well, by that measure, Kommander is a damn genius (from a thread discussing Obamas abandonment of manned space flight): The problem with exploring and colonizing space, as opposed […]

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A Must Watch on “Climate Change” from Climate Skeptic

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Catastrophe Denied: The Science of the Skeptics Position (studio version) from Warren Meyer on Vimeo. Warren is local to me (he lives about three miles away actually), and runs both the excellent libertarian small business and economics blog CoyoteBlog, and the absolutely essential climate blog Climate Skeptic.

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…And a Revolution Happens

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Scott Brown is the senator elect from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. -30 to +5 in three weeks… I cannot describe the kind of a change this is… Ted Kennedy held this seat from November 7th 1962, until his death in 2009… Almost 47 years… The democrats have been calling this “Ted Kennedys seat” since his […]

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Just because people make bad choices…

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

…Doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have any choice at all. The first freedom is the freedom to fail… And when it comes to choosing our leaders in this country… whoooo boy have we failed big time, for a long time. So fellow gunblogger Tam, being an Ovarian American, got a bit tweaked at a comment over […]

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Another “Truth in Venn diagrams” moment

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Courtesy of GraphJam.com via “Mostly Cajun“

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We are not a Democracy, we are a Republic

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

This is as succinct, and as masterful a description of the relationship between the rights of man, and the government of a free state, as I have yet seen. “I cannot, and will not, consent that the majority of any republican State may, in any way, rightfully restrict the humblest citizen of the United States […]

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Quote of the Day

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

“You see that’s the whole point of being the government. If you don’t like something, you simply make up a law that makes it illegal.” –Kenneth Brannagh in “Pirate Radio”

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Risk and Compliance

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

For the first time today, TASER international has acknowledged that the use of their electro-compliance device has a higher risk to the health of the restrainee than they have advertised Taser: Don’t shoot stun gun at chest First time company has suggested there is any risk from its stun guns AP – updated 8:23 a.m. […]

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